Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 10

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 6
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (80), Basin 2 Frank Lake, 6 km. E of High River, Dan Arndt and co.
–PEREGRINE FALCON, Basin 3, same, same.
–HUDSONIAN GODWIT (4), Basin 1, same, same.
–BONAPARTE’S GULL (45), Basin 1, same, same.
–COMMON TERN (4), same, same.

May 7
–WHITE-FACED IBIS, between Decker and Rosemary, near Brooks, Dottie Torkelson.

May 8
–SANDHILL CRANE, NW of Cochrane, meadow W of RR60, just NE of Twp Rd 282, Ron Kube,
–GREAT GRAY OWL, NW of Cochrane, Twp Rd 290, RK.
–CLIFF SWALLOW (50), near Linden, Twp Rd314 W of RR 261, Corinne Griffin.

May 9
–CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (6), S Calgary, Pine Creek Sewage Treatment Plant, Warren Costello and Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park.

May 10
–VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW (2) Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Bob Lefebre.
–ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NW Calgary, Confederation Park, Ian Halliday.
–FOX SPARROW, same, same.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday May 14.