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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
— RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, George Lane Park, High River, AB, Yousif Attia
— HORNED LARK, Frank Lake area, Andrew Slater
— HORNED LARK, NW of Strathmore, Terry Korolyk & CFNS Group
— AMERICAN TREE SPARROW (25+), Irricana Sloughs area, Tony Timmons, Howard & Lynn Heffler
— GYRFALCON (gray morph), Frank Lake, Andrew Slater; adult female dark gray morph on 226 Ave. SW Terry Korolyk
— GRAY JAY, Bebo Grove/Shannon Terrace, FCPP, Bob Lefevre, Dan Arndt, FFCPP Group
— AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, as above
— NORTHERN HAWK OWL (2), Grand Valley Road, Jeff Bingham
— COOPER’S HAWK, possible sighting west Fish Creek PP, Gus Yaki
— NORTHERN GOSHAWK (2), Big Hill Springs PP, Steve Kassai
— SNOWY OWL, Hwy 1 & 84St NE (in the city), Brian Elder, Ray Woods
— DARK-EYED JUNCO, SW Calgary, Phil Quinn
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday, February 23.
BIRD STUDY GROUP – Meets the first Wednesday of the month, September – May at 7:30 pm, Room 211, BioSciences Building, University of Calgary. The next meeting will be Wednesday March 7. The program is titled “High Science: The The Natural History of Alpine Ptarmigan”, by Kathy Martin.