Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 24

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk (CFNS & IBS)

Bird Sightings:

May 18
–WESTERN KINGBIRD (2), near Linden, Corinne Griffin.

May 20
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (200+), Frank Lake (E of High River), Marcel Gahbauer.
–HERMIT THRUSH, South Weaselhead, W end of Glenmore Reservoir, same.
–CEDAR WAXWING (20), Fish Creek Provincial Park, Gus Yaki and FFCPP.
–CAPE MAY WARBLER (5), Brown Lowery Provincial park, Plummers Rd., near Millarville, MG.

May 21
–SNOW GOOSE, W of 53rSt. SW, Calgary, Tony Timmons.
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (39), E side of Third Lake, 2 km. S of Hwy 552 and 224th St. SE, Terry Korolyk.
–SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (7), same, same.
–RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, Douglasdale neighborhood, Calgary, Jim Daws.
–WHITE-EYED VIREO, Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, willows along shore of riverside trail downriver from picnic area parking lot just N of weir, Nick Bartok, Ryan Baxter, TK, bird was photographed, first provincial record.
–CASSIN’S VIREO, N of picnic area below Carseland Weir, TK.
–MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER, same, same.

May 22
–BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD, Mountain View, Nancy West.
–EASTERN KINGBIRD (2), near Linden, Corinne Griffin.
–COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, same, same.

Recent Sightings in Brooks area
–GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.
–GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
–BAIRD’S SPARROW.
–LECONTE’S SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday May 28.

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