Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 1

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:

Oct 28:
SHORT-EARRED OWL at Twp Rd 252, Jumping Pound area, Gord Smith.

Oct 29:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (2), adult male SURF SCOTER, Glenmore Res. Bill Wilson.
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Ellliston Pk, Gus Yaki, FFCPP.
PALM WARBLER in Queensland SE Calgary, Odel Duncan.
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (2), Gus Yaki etc. Carburn Pk.

Oct 30:
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, Elliston Pk, GY etc.
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, SURF SCOTERS (2), Glenmore Res. BW.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (3), Elliston Pk, GY etc., and 2 Bow River, Hull’s Wood, Jeff Bank.
THAYER’S GULLS (2) 1st yr, 22X bridge, Terry Korolyk.

Oct 31:
NORTHEREN SAW-WHET OWL OR BOREAL OWL, NW Calgary, Robert Nelson.
RED-THROATED LOON, Glenmore Res. David Pugh.

Nov 1:
RED-THROATED LOON at a slough 22X/Hwy2, TK.

SNOW BUNTINGS have been reported.(date ?)
SAVANNAH SPARROW, S Calgary, Carol Coulter (date ?).

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Nov 5.

The next meeting of the Nature Calgary Bird Study Group will be held on Wednesday November 07 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.

Dan Arndt and David Pugh, both members of the BSG advisory group, will be sharing their experiences with technology in the field of birding.

2 thoughts on “Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 1

  1. On November 9, I saw about 16 ducks on a small pond in NW Calgary.
    My question: When do duck migrate south?

    Thanks,
    Ken

    • Most of the waterfowl migrate south in October, but there are always a few stragglers. Because the Bow River is open year round, we also have several hundred Mallards and Canada Geese that stay here every winter. Until the ice freezes in the various ponds and lakes in the city, the Mallards could be in any of them.

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