Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 27

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.

Compiled by Terry Korolyk

Bird Sightings:

Sept.22
–SWAMP SPARROW(several) Frank Lake by Marcel Gahbauer.

Sept. 23
–PRAIRIE FALCON, PEREGRINE FALCON(2), NORTHERN PYGMY OWL and CLARK’S NUTCRACKER(139),seen at Plateau Mtn, in the Kananaskis, by Peter Roxburgh et al

Sept. 26
–At Confederation Park were a NASHVILLE WARBLER,PALM WARBLER(2),SWAMP SPARROW(2), WHITE-THROATED SPARROW(20) and a HERMIT THRUSH, all seen by Bill Wilson. A HERMIT THRUSH was seen there by BW on the 24th.also.
–At IBS were HERMIT THRUSH(7),PALM WARBLER(7), OVENBIRD,SWAMP SPARROW and the first fall AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, all seen by Greg Meyer.
–Seen at IBS by Sandra Savage were two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

The next meeting of the Nature Calgary Bird Study Group will be held on Wednesday October 3 in Room 211 of the Biosciences Building of the University of Calgary. Doors are open at 7:00 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

Petra Rowell, Nature Alberta will be presenting “Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Alberta”. The IBA program is a global effort to identify, conserve, and monitor sites that provide essential habitat for bird populations. Of 600 IBA sites in Canada, 48 are in Alberta (of which 36 are globally significant).

There is a large map of the University of Calgary campus at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map. The Biosciences building is in the right of the map and is marked BI. Parking is available in lots L21 and L25. Evening parking is available for $5.