Rare Bird Alert: June 13

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (PDF), please report it to the Rare Bird Alert line at 403 221-4519 and leave a message after the beep at the end of the recording. If you would like some help with species identification, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  To report injured wildlife call the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society at 403 239-2488, or the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation at 403 946-2361.

This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday June 13 at 10:20 am.

Bird Sightings:

June 9:
LUZULI BUNTING (male) in the yard of Michael Woertman, Wintergreen Est. Bragg Creek.
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (male) for 4 days, as above.
Unidentifed HUMMINGBIRD, south Glenmore Pk, Gus Yaki and FFCPP.
YELLOW RAIL , Horse Creek Rd slough about 9 km N of Hwy 1A, Dwight Knapik.
WHOOPING CRANE (3) flying over Okotoks, Keri Kesha.

June 11:
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (2 males) at Country Garden Greenhouse, L. Springbank Rd. Laurie Moore.
RED-TAIL HAWK, rufous morph. east of McElroy Slough, east of Chestermere Lake, Terry Korolyk.
Sterna TERN sp. at Chestermere Lake west side, TK.
WESTERN GREBE, at Chestermere Lake east side, TK.
CASPIAN TERN (pair) west end of Glenmore Res,have been there most of May, TK.

June 12:
RED-TAILED HAWK (dark morph) that was in the Raven Rocks area of FCPP through May, was at Votier’s Flats parking. TK.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 16.