Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 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 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 09
–SWAINSON’S HAWK, Water Valley, Eddie Matoud
–WILD TURKEY, E. side of Bow River opp. Pearce Estates
–GREAT GRAY OWL, SW of Water Valley, Ron Kube

April 10
–SNOW GOOSE (40), Hwy 564 and RR 255 NW of Strathmore, Richard Clarke
–BLACK-NECKED STILT (4), Linden, Corinne Griffin
–LESSER BLACKED GULL, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Ilya Povalyaev
–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, Windham-Carseland PP, RC
–AMERICAN PIPIT, Boat launce at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Gus Yaki and FFCPP Soc.
–FOX SPARROW, Temple neighborhood, Calgary, Amanda Bradley

April 11
–TURKEY VULTURE, FCPP Mallard Pt., near Sue Higgins bridge, Mike and Jane Potter
–AMERICAN AVOCET, Weed Lake (2), RC; slough on Hwy 40 W of Siksika Res. (3)M&JP
–SNOWY OWL, ice at Weed Lake, M&JP
–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, Confederation Park, NW Calgary, David Pugh
–AMERICAN PIPIT (40), Boat Launch FCPP, Gus Yaki and FFCPPSoc
–YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, behind Shawnessy Library, Michael and Louise Geldorp

April 12
–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, Mallard Pt., FCPP, Terry Korolyk

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday April 16.

Drop us a line!