Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 17

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

June 15:
WHITE-FACED IBIS (64), E of High River, E of Hwy 23 & 232 St junction, Gus Yaki.

June 16:
Possible SUMMER TANAGER heard only, SW corner of 192 St &292 Ave SW junction, Terry Korolyk.
SPOTTED TOWHEE, as above, TK.
Possible PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, (2) seen and heard, 160 St SW, TK.
TURKEY VULTURE, as above.
PURPLE FINCH, Willow Pk Shopping Centre, SE, TK.
UPLAND SANDPIPER (2), Rge Rd 265, Twn Rd 230, Bill Wilson.
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (leucistic), near Sundre, Corrine Griffin.

June 17:
BLACK-HEADED X ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, male, S Glenmore Pk, Gus Yaki, FFCPP. This is the 2nd sighting this week, birds over 1 km apart, so possibly 2.
TRUMPETER SWAN, E side of Hwy 22, S of 22X, seen twice this season.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 21.

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