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 – seen at Pakowki Lake by Al and Helga Borgardt at 6:50 am on Hwy 885 where it crosses the NW arm of Pakowki Lake. Originally found at this location on July 20.
RED CROSSBILL – 12 seen by Terry Korolyk flying from Glenfield to Votier’s Flats in Fish Creek PPark
COOPER’S HAWK – seen by Gus Yaki et al on an Elbow River Survey from Stanley Park to Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary; TK also saw an immature flying over Millrise subdivision in Calgary
COMMON LOONS have sucessfully reared 2 young on Lake Bonavista in southeast Calgary this summer – reported by Peter Roxborough
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Aug 6.