Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 19

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:

Nov 17:
COMMON x BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (2) males , RED-BREASTED MERGANSER,above the Carseland Weir, Terry Korolyk.
GYRFALCON, gray morph, north of Frank Lake, Ron Kube.
HARLAN’S HAWK, Bebo Grove. FCPP. ?
COMMON GRACKLE, yard in Marlborough, Dorothy Johnston.
AMERICAN DIPPER, Big Hill Springs PP, Sally Quon.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, albinistic, Hwy 8 west, George Halmazna.
MEW GULL, THAYER’S GULL, IBS, Ilya Povalyaev.

Nov 18:
WESTERN MEADOWLARK, MEW GULL (3), THAYER’S GULL, 2nd yr, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (5), IBS, Dan Arndt.
PILEATED WOODPECKER, amelanistic, Doc Mills/Burnt Timber Rds, NW of Water Valley, Tim Allison.
MEW GULL (2), Carburn Pk, Bob Storms.
PRAIRIE FALCON, 5 miles e of Rockyford, Thomas Glen.
LONG-TAILED DUCK, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, GREATER SCAUP, Pine Coulee Res, Howard Heffler, Tony Timmons.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Nov 22.