Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Oct 4

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. 27
–WHITE-FACED IBIS(11), Namaka Lk.SE of Strathmore, by Clive Elliot.

Sept. 30
–ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK(2), Plateau Mtn. Kananaskis area, by Peter Roxburgh et al
–NORTHERN PYGMY OWL(1), same as above.
–HARRIS’S SPARROW,imm, backyard of Dorothy Johnston, Marlborough area, seen through Oct.2. Call her at 403-272-7916 if wishing to see the bird.

Oct.1
–SNOW GOOSE(60), NW of Linden, by Corinne Griffin.
–SANDHILL CRANE, several near Twp.Rd 314 and RR 270, by CG.
–RED-TAILED HAWK (HARLAN’S), Elbow River Survey trip, by Gus Yaki et al.
–HOODED MERGANSER,21 seen Oct.1 by Bob Lefebvre, and 34 by Bill Wilson on Oct.2, in the irrigation canal S. of 17 Ave SE off Deerfoot Tr.

Oct. 2
–CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, possible imm. female,at a feeder in Bowness. ID tentative so far.