Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Dec 29

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (PDF), please report it to the Nature Calgary 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 report was prepared on Thursday December 29.

Bird Sightings:

Dec. 26:

–NORTHERN PINTAIL(M), Bow River, north end Carburn Park, by Bill Wilson.

–GREEN-WINGED TEAL(F), Bow River, near storm-water outfall S.of the Ivor Strong bridge, by BW.

–PILEATED WOODPECKER, Bebo Grove, Fish Creek PP, by BW.
Dec. 27:

–CINNAMON TEAL (possible female), Bow River, below the weir at Wyndham-Carseland PP. Not positively identified as such, but the bird seems to have all the right ID features, by Terry Korolyk.

Dec.28:

–AMERICAN ROBIN(5), centre of the Weaselhead , west end of Glenmore Park.

–DARK-EYED JUNCO(5), in a yard in the Southview area in SE Calgary.

–GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET(1), same as above.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, January 2, 2012.