Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 9

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 birdscalgary@gmail.com.  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.

Bird Sightings:

April 4:
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRES (5) in Calgary Braeside, Shonna McLeod.

April 5:
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRES (6) in Calgary Strathcona, Sandy Ayer.
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (100) western edge of Calgary, John Bargman.
THAYER’S GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL,(2) IBS, Bill Wilson & Ilya Pulalyaev?

April 6:
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW in northeast Calgary, Lois & Bill Lang.
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, AMERICAN KESTRELS (2) near Brooks, Ray Woods, Brian Elder, Phil Cram, Mike Mulligan.
AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS (2) at the Carseland Weir, Shirley Otway.
HARLEQUIN DUCK, male at Inglewood BS, Tony Timmons & CFNS.
EURASIAN WIGEONS at McElroy Slough, Terry Korolyk.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, IBS, Bill Wilson.

April 7:
EASTERN PHOEBE in the Weaselhead, west end of Glenmore Res., Gus Yaki & FFCPP.
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, SONG SPARROWS (6), FOX SPARROWS (5) at the Hay Meadows raptor watch,Mt Lorette, Kananaskis, Jim Davis.
TREE SWALLOWS (6), GREATER YELLOWLEGS (3) in Hull’s Wood/Lefarge Meadows FCPP, Tony Timmons and CFNS.
LESSER YELLOWLEGS (2), GREATER YELLOWLEGS (8) at Ralph Klein Park, Terry Korolyk.
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (80), near Water Valley, Doug Collister.
HARLAN’S x LIGHT PHASE RED-TAILED HAWK Hwy 549 west of Hwy 23, TK.
HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK (3) Hwy 22X, TK.

April 8:
MOURNING DOVE in Calgary Varsity, Shirley Haig.
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES on Larsen Pasture Rd off Grand Valley Road NW of Cochrane, Andrew Slater.
LONG-TAILED DUCK female at Carseland Weir, Joan & Malcolm MacDonald.
ROSS’ GOOSE, a few with SNOW GOOSE (5000) at ? Lake near Lomond, Richard Clarke.
NORTHERN HAWK OWL, GREAT GREY OWL SW of Water Valley, Andrew Slater.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday April 12.

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