Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 3

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, 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.

April 28
–HARLEQUIN DUCK, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, seen on two separate occasions by two sets of observers
–SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, Calgary’s Oakridge neighborhood, Margaret Brunner
–HERMIT THRUSH, High River, Highwood River adjacent to George Lane Park, Peter Maksymiw
–ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (8), same, same
–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (15), same, same

April 29
–WILSON’S PHALAROPE (3) Weed Lake, Hwy 560, Langdon, Terry Korolyk

April 30
–THAYER’S GULL, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Ilya Povalyaev
–LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, same, same
–GLAUCOUS GULL, same, same

May 1
–GREAT GRAY OWL, Wildcat Hills Road, N of Cochrane, Alan Cole
–RED CROSSBILL (13), Elbow River survey area, Gus Yaki et al

May 2
–PECTORAL SANDPIPER (15), N of Strathmore, E side of Hwy 817, just N of Twp Rd 252, Joan and Malcolm Macdonald
–WILSON’S PHALAROPE, same, same
–COMMON TERN, Cattleland Slough, RR252, N of SR 564, same
–GREAT GRAY OWL, TWP Rd 240 SW of Water Valley (2, 1 km. S of Water Valley (1), Ron Kube
–WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, just E of Shannon Terrace in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Al and Helga Borgardt

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday May 7.

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