Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 7

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.

May 5:
CHIPPING SPARROW, HERMIT THRUSH, 200 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 3 WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS at IBS, Gus Yaki with FFCPP.

May 6:
BOBOLINK , N side of junction of Hwy 68/Hwy 1, Dave Elphinstone.
PALM WARBLER, IBS, various observers.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, 3 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES, SAY’S PHOEBE at Dinosaur PP, Marcel Gahbauer.
BANK, BARN, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED and TREE SWALLOWS, various reports.
SAY’S PHOEBE pair, Votier’s Flats, FCPP, Terry Korolyk.
SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, Beaverdam Flats, Steve Kassai.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Caurinus) and a possible WHITE-FACED x GLOSSY IBIS Third Lake, Hwy 552, 224St SE, TK.
2 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS, slough at Hwy 547/ Rnge Rd 255, TK.
60 WHITE-FACED IBIS SE corner Basin 2, Frank Lake, Andrew Slater.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, LONG-BILLED CURLEW, 20 WESTERN GREBES, Frank Lake, AS.
WESTERN GREBE east of Shepherd, Andrew Hart.
3 THAYER’S GULLS (one very pale), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, IBS, Ilya Povalyaev.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday May 10.

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