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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Compiled by Terry Korolyk
BLACK-HEADED GULL, adult, at Pakowki Lake, on the causeway through the NW arm of the Lake, and then flying towards main Lake, Jukka Jantunen (photos taken).
It was seen there next morning (July 21), Mike Mulligan, and on July 23, Greg Wagner. Likely Alberta’s first record! No new reports since then.
SAY’S PHOEBE, Fish Creek Prov. Park, near bridge 8, by Matthew Simm.
LEAST SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS AND RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, Pakowki Lake, NW corner, by Greg Wagner.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(1),STILT SANDPIPER(15),RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(80), S.end Weed Lk, E. of Langdon on Hwy.560, by Bill Wilson.
WESTERN SANDPIPER(1), a slough on Hwy.560, just W. of Hwy.24, by Bob Storms.
HERRING GULL(imm), Bow River, Bowness Park, by Janet Gill and Bernie Diebolt.
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday July 30.
RBA July 23
UPLAND SANDPIPER, Twp Rd 250 just east of Rnge Rd 282, Ron Kube.
VEERY (6), HERMIT THRUSH (2), in Glenmore/Weaselhead Pk, Bill Wilson.
CLARKE’S or CLARKE’S/WESTERN GREBES, 1-3 with young, Basin 1, Frank Lake, Terry Korolyk.
WHITE-FACED IBIS, 110 including 90 juveniles, as above.
NELSON’S SPARROWS, SE corner of Basin 2, Frank Lake, TK.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (12) Rnge Rd 284, Twp 231 SE of Shepard, TK.
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER Rbge Rd 282, north of Hwy 560, BW.
SWAMP SPARROW, Many Springs Trail, Bow Valley PP. Andrew Hart with Nature Calgary FT.
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE, (2), Calgary North Haven, Steve Kassai.