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
LONG-TAILED JAEGER – east end of Cooking Lake, flying south, Gerald Romachuk
SANDHILL CRANE – 3 seen over the Calgary Zoo’s private facility off Dunbow Road, Dwight Knapik
STILT SANDPIPER – 500 on 304 St SE 2 kms south of Hwy 552; 500 at Weed Lake; 250 at Langdon Corner slough in the SW corner of the Hwy 1 and 9 junction – Terry Korolyk
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER – 30 at Langdon Corner slough, TK
SANDERLING – 5 at Weed Lake at the Hwy 560 pulloff, TK
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – large numbers at the water bodies mentioned above, TK
GREATER YELLOWLEGS – as above
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – Confederation Park, Bill Wilson
HERMIT THRUSH – as above
BLUE-HEADED VIREO – as above
WILSON’S WARBLER – 40 banded at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
PEREGRINE FALCON – perched on library tower at U of C, Bill Wilson
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon Sep 10.