Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 22

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 and 18

–NORTHERN HAWK OWL(2), one on Hwy.68, another at Highwood Pass,
–SHORT-EARED OWL, Grand Valley Rd, NW of Cochrane.
–WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN, Highwood Pass.
–NORTHERN GOSHAWK, Highwood Pass.
–PRAIRIE FALCON,Hwy 1A, near Ghost Res.

All these observations by Gerald Romanchuk and others.

Nov. 19 through 21

–NORTHERN GOSHAWK(juv), SNOW GOOSE(10+), NORTHERN SHRIKE(1), AMERICAN DIPPER(1), PINE GROSSBEAK(18), all seen at Votier’s Flat in Fish Creek Prov Park, by Gus Yaki et al.

Nov 16 and 18

–ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (largely albinistic), Hwy 8 W. of Calgary, by Richard Clarke and George Halmazna, seen on different days.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon. Nov. 26 .

BIRD STUDY GROUP:
Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm in Room 211 of the BioSciences Building, U of C. Next meeting is Dec. 5, topic “Least Bittern at Long Point, Ont”, by Nick Bartok.