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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 12

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 Sighting

Nov 6:
PACIFIC LOON, SURF SCOTER, female, south end of Tilley Res. east of Brooks, Robert Warple.
GYRFALCON, dark morph, west of Vauxhall, RW.

Nov 8:
SNOWY OWL, Cross Iron Blvd, east side of Hwy 2, Anthony Miller.

Nov 9:
HARRIS’ SPARROW, 4 miles s of Okotoks, Wendy Adam.
CASSIN’S FINCH male, Wintergreen Woods Est. Bragg Cr., canuckbirder.

Nov 10:
SHORT-EARRED OWL, GREAT GRAY OWL, nw of Cochrane between Grand Valley Rd/Twp Rd 280/Jack Eby Rd/ Hwy 579, Dan Arndt.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, WESTERN GREBE Beaverdam Flats, Gus Yaki/FFCPP.
TUNDRA SWANS (2), Bowness Pk, k25jh, and 2 at SW corner McLeod Tr/Hwy 22x, Terry
Korolyk.

Nov 11:
TUNDRA SWANS (2), Beaverdam Flats, GY etc.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Nov 15.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Oct 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

OCT 18

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 2 north of Country Hills Blvd east of 14 St NW, Isabelle Orr and Susie Sperupt?

OCT 19

RED-THROATED LOON – Glenmore Reservoir, Ray Werschler and Bob Storms, also Al Borgardt
SURF SCOTER – 2 at Chestermere Lake, Hank Vanderpol
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – yard in Banff, Terry Korolyk
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – 2 in the Marlborough yard of Dorothy Johnston
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 21 in Black Diamond-Millarville-Priddis-Jumping Pound area, Ron Kube
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER – 5 on Chestermere Lake, HV
SNOW GOOSE – 7, as above
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 5, as above
CACKLING GOOSE – 3, as above

OCT 20

SURF SCOTER – 2 immature on Glenmore Reservoir through week; a male and 4 imm/fem reported on Glenmore Reservoir by Bill Wilson and Gus Yaki et al ; 5 imm at Chestermere Lake Dam by TK leading a Nature Calgary Field Trip
HOODED MERGANSER – 30 just east of Hwy 817 on Twp Rd 250; TK and Nature Calgary
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – at Lorette Raptor Watch in K-Country, Jim Davis

OCT 21

SURF SCOTER – 7+ Glenmore Reservoir, Gus Yaki and FFCPP; 1 on Glenmore Reservoir seen by Janet Gill and FFCPP
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 4+, GY as above
BOHEMIAN WAXWING – Marlborough yard, Dorothy Johnston

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thu Oct 25.

BIRD STUDY GROUP:

Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm in Room 211
of the BioSciences Building, U of C.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 7, 7:30PM – DANIEL ARNDT AND DAVID PUGH will share their experiences with technology in the world of birding.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 20

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

Sept. 15, 17, 18 and 19:
Birds seen at Confederation Park included FOX SPARROW(2),and BLUE-HEADED VIREO(2) by Dan Arndt and Bill Wilson.

Sept. 16
At Weed lake, 20 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and one SANDERLING were seen by Bob and Dan Lefebvre.

Sept. 17
At IBS, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER, SWAINSON’S THRUSH and A SWAMP SPARROW were seen by Greg Meyer, and on the 18th he saw a MOURNING WARBLER there.
At Mallard Point,FCPP, a BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen by Gus Yaki et al., and on the 18th, they saw a COOPER’S HAWK there.

Sept. 18
At FCPP, Glenfield area, a MOURNING WARBLER was seen by Terry Korolyk, and on the 19th, a PURPLE FINCH by TK.

Note: IBS(Inglewood Bird Sanctuary); FCPP(Fish Creek Provincial Park)

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 17

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

Sept.13:
–Possible hybrid warbler, Tennessee/Mourning, seen by Terry Korolyk in Fish Creek PP, E. of bridge # 7.

Sept. 14 + 15:
–AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, S.end Weed lake along Hwy.560. Several seen there by Marcel Gahbauer, and one by TK.

Sept. 15 + 16:
–SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER(2), SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER(10), PECTORAL SANDPIPER(200+), SW corner of Hwy 560 and Hwy 24, by TK.
–RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(60), Cattleland Feedlot slough, N. of Strathmore, by TK.
–WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE(3) seen by TK 2km.S.ofHwy 552 on 304 Str. SE. Small flock seen by Ron Kube at RR 282 and TwpRd 360.

Sept. 16:
–BROAD-WINGED HAWK(2), by Peter Roxburgh and Calgary Nature members,seen at Plateau Mtn. in Kananaskis country.
–CLARK’S NUTCRACKER(500+) migrating through Plateau Mtn. area, as above.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 13

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

SEP 9

BROAD-WINGED HAWK – seen at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary by Greg Meyer
WILSON’S WARBLER – as above, also one seen in Lake Bonavista by Ann Simpson

SEP 10

BROAD-WINGED HAWK – as above
TENNESSEE WARBLER – Richmond area of Calgary, Phil Quinn
BLACKPOLL WARBLER – immature, just north of Scarboro Ave, PQ

SEP 12

HERRING GULL – 2 adults at Mallard Point, east Fish Creek PP, Terry Korolyk

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon Sep 17.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 10

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 1-2:
COMMON REDPOLLS at feeder near Willow Park Golf Course, Marilyn Bushell.

Sept 6:
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (9) Nose Hill Park, Bill Wilson.
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, IBS, Gus Yaki with FFCPP.
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, TOWNSEND’S WARBLER, Confederation Pk, BW.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, OLIVER-SIDED FLYCATCHER (2), IBS, Gus Yaki with FFCPP.

Sept 7:
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, Confederation Pk, BW.
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, Mallard Pt FCPP, Helga Borgardt.

Sept 8:
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (16) Nose Hill Pk, BW
WESTERN TANAGER (2), Confed. PK, BW.
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HERRING GULL, IBS, Gus Yaki with FFCPP.
OVENBIRD, IBS, Kingsley Blades.

Sept 9:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (2) at Third Lake, and 28 at Eagle Lake via Rnge Rd 245 access, Andrew Slater.
RED-TAILED HAWK dark phase immature, Mallard Pt, FCPP, BW.
OREGON DARK-EYED JUNCO, Carburn Pk, BW.
SOLITARY SANDPIPER(9), IBS, Bob Lefebvre with FFCPP.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Sept 13.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 6

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

SEP 3

LONG-TAILED JAEGER – east end of Cooking Lake, flying south, Gerald Romachuk
SANDHILL CRANE – 3 seen over the Calgary Zoo’s private facility off Dunbow Road, Dwight Knapik
STILT SANDPIPER – 500 on 304 St SE 2 kms south of Hwy 552; 500 at Weed Lake; 250 at Langdon Corner slough in the SW corner of the Hwy 1 and 9 junction – Terry Korolyk
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER – 30 at Langdon Corner slough, TK
SANDERLING – 5 at Weed Lake at the Hwy 560 pulloff, TK
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – large numbers at the water bodies mentioned above, TK
GREATER YELLOWLEGS – as above

SEP 4

TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – Confederation Park, Bill Wilson
HERMIT THRUSH – as above
BLUE-HEADED VIREO – as above
WILSON’S WARBLER – 40 banded at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

SEP 5

PEREGRINE FALCON – perched on library tower at U of C, Bill Wilson

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon Sep 10.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Sept 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

AUG 27

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – 2 at Confederation park, Bill Wilson
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – 2 as above
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD – small hummingbird with buffy flanks seen in Braeside by Katrina Lybbert and her son; thought to be a Calliope

AUG 28

WILSON’S WARBLER – 12 at Confederation Park, BW
SOLITARY SANDPIPER – 5, as above

AUG 29

BLACKPOLL WARBLER – seen by BW at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
OVENBIRD – as above
AMERICAN REDSTART – 3, as above
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH – as above
WILSON’S WARBLER – 5, as above
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER – 2, as above
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – in Cranston subdivision, by Rick Robb

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: August 30

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

AUG 27

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – 2 at Confederation park, Bill Wilson
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – 2 as above
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD – small hummingbird with buffy flanks seen in Braeside by Katrina Lybbert and her son; thought to be a Calliope

AUG 28

WILSON’S WARBLER – 12 at Confederation Park, BW
SOLITARY SANDPIPER – 5, as above

AUG 29

BLACKPOLL WARBLER – seen by BW at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
OVENBIRD – as above
AMERICAN REDSTART – 3, as above
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH – as above
WILSON’S WARBLER – 5, as above
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER – 2, as above
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – in Cranston subdivision, by Rick Robb

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon Sep 3.

BIRD STUDY GROUP:

Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm in Room 211
of the BioSciences Building, U of C.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7:30pm – Raptors and Friends – presented by
photographer Rob McCay

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Aug 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

MAGNOLIA WARBLERS have been widespread in Calgary and BLUE-HEADED
VIREOS have been reported in Confederation Park throughout this reporting period.

AUG 23

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 4 seen by Gus Yaki et al at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – Confederation Park, Colin Young
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD – Confederation Park, Bill Wilson

AUG 24

HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER – Terry Korolyk, Glenfield area of Fish Creek PP east of the Macleod Tr Bridge
PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER – Bill Wilson, Confederation Park northwest Calgary
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – as above
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – 2, as above

AUG 25

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER – a shorebird seen at the slough 2 kms south of Hwy 552 on 304 St south of Carseland by TK may have been a Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – 1, in location above
STILT SANDPIPER – 300, as above
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – 400, as above

AUG 26

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – 3, Confederation Park, BW
CANADA WARBLER – Mallard Point, Fish Creek PP, TK and Nature Calgaryfield trip participants
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD – fem/imm; seen by above group at the Visitor’s Centre at Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek PP; also one seen in Confederation Park by BW
WESTERN TANAGER – female, Carburn Park, Steve Kassai

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Aug 30.

BIRD STUDY GROUP

Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm, Room 211,
BioSciences Building, U of C. Wednesday September 5, 7:30pm: Raptors and Friends – presented by photographer Rob McCay.