Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Jan 12

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 Bird Albert was recorded on Jan 12, 2012.

JAN 8

TRUMPETER SWAN – seen by Bob Worona at Frank Lake
NORTHERN PINTAIL – 3 seen by BW as above
AMERICAN ROBIN – 30 seen by Gary Malcolm at Waterfall Valley in Bowmont Park
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER – Richard Clarke saw one 300 metres from the parking lot on the Wild Rose Trail at Brown-Lowery PP

JAN 9

CINNAMON TEAL – a male in breeding plumage, reported by Gus Yaki,Andrew Stiles, and members of the FFCCPP, seen along the east side of the Bow River north of the Hwy 22X bridge
VARIED THRUSH – being seen daily in Bob Lefebre’s yard in southeast Calgary.
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – 4 seen by Shawn McCready on the Grotto Canyon trail east of Canmore, about 2 kms from the trailhead
AMERICAN ROBIN – 20 seen by Gary Malcolm on the Fournier property in Bowmont Park
PRAIRIE FALCON – at the Calgary Zoo Ranch , seen by Dwight Knapik

JAN 10

CINNAMON TEAL – still present as above

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Jan 16.