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.
GLAUCOUS GULL – Gus Yaki and FFCPP at Carburn Park; also Marcel Gahbauer reported one occurring for a while on the Bow River near the Crowchild Trail bridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK – still at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Chris Burnett
NORTHERN HAWK-OWL – southwest of Water Valley on the Larsen Pasture Road near the entrance to Direct Energy’s access road
EASTERN PHOEBE – in Weaselhead near the footbridge over the Elbow River, Andrew Slater
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW – 3 in Margaret Brunner’s yard in Oakridge
COMMON TEAL – on the slough in the northwest corner of the Range Road 284-Twp Rd 231 junction just southeast of Shepard, Terry Korolyk
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER – 3 male and 1 female at Sunset Park on Lake Chestermere (on the east side a short distance south of Hwy 1A); TK
EURASIAN WIGEON – a male on Glenmore Reservoir; AS
WOOD DUCK – 8 at Carburn Park , Bob Lefebre, Dan Arndt and FFCPP
GREATER SCAUP – 2 pair at the Bridlewood Marsh at McKevitt?? Rd and Highway 22X, Tanya Barkauskis; also TK reported 8 at the dam at Chestermere Lake
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT – 30 at Langdon Reservoir, Mary Lou Juliani and Donna Miles
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – 200+ in the NW corner of Rge Rd 284-Twp Rd 231 junction, TK
MARBLED GODWIT – 5 at Weed Lake , TK
BREWER’S BLACKBIRD – male on Rge Rd 284 near Shepard
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE – reported again in Calgary Deer Run
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Apr 26.
BIRD STUDY GROUP:
Bird Study Group meets Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Room 211, BioSciences Building, U of C. The speakers are Ian Halliday discussing the Weed Lake Project and Andrew Hart discussing the re-
introduction of Red Kites into England.