Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 21

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.

Bird Sightings:

May 14:
CURVE-BILLED THRASHER, Wyndham-Carseland PP, Mary Coughlin, June ?
TURKEY VULTURE, near DeWinton , Ali Bursten.

May 19:
RED-BREASTED x COMMON MERGANSER female, storm water pond, Votier’s Flats, Terry Korolyk.

May 20:
WHITE-FACED IBIS (21), east edge of Calgary, Bob Lloyd.
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER , Third Lake, Richard Clarke.
SANDERLING, Pine Coulee Res. dam, TK.
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS, TUNDRA SWAN, TRUMPETER SWAN, Clear Lake, TK.
PURPLE FINCH, male, Griffith’s Woods PP, Bob Lefebrve, Dan Arndt.
GOLDEN EAGLE, as above,several groups.
ROCK WREN, north of old gravel rd, Nose Hill Pk, Steve Kassai.
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, west of Calgary, Marilyn Sanders.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday May 24.

2 thoughts on “Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 21

  1. May: We have Evening Grosbeaks–about 4 pairs, and a pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, and many American Goldfinches here daily; we live near Bragg Creek

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