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 email@example.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.
–THAYER’S GULL (second year), Glenmore Reservoir, Terry Korolyk
–VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, Carburn Park, Gus Yaki and Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park
–COMMON LOON, Carburn Park, GY and FFCPP
–LINCOLN’S SPARROW, Confederation Park, Ed Kissinger.
–RUSTY BLACKBIRD, same, same
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (7), near dam at S end of Chestermere Lake, TK
–RED-TAILED HAWK (leucistic), FCPP, TK
–NELSON’S GULL (i.e. Glaucous Gull/Herring Gull hybrid), Sunset Park, Chestermere lake, E side of lake, just S of Hwy 1A, TK
–TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE (8), E side of Confederation Park near 10 St, David Pugh
–SAVANNAH SPARROW, same, same
–COMMON REDPOLL (10), Silver Springs neighborhood, NW Calgary, Gary Malcolm
–AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, E side of Confed. Park, DP
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday April 23.