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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Aug 23

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.

Rare Bird Alert August 23

Aug 19:
PILEATED WOODPECKER E of Bebo Grove Pk lot, FCPP, Carla Holowatinc.

Aug 20:
WESTERN SANDPIPER (1 juv), STILT SANDPIPER (250), at Hwy 799 & 338 Ave SE, Terry Korolyk.
WESTERN SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER (1000), STILT SANDPIPER (300), at 304 St SE 2 km S of Hwy 552, TK.
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, Weed Lake at Langdon, TK.

Aug 21:
MOURNING WARBLER juv, Glenfield, FCPP, TK.
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD juv, AMERICAN REDSTART (20), Confederation Pk, Bill Wilson.

Aug 22:
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER juv, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, SWAINSON’S THRUSH (2), PILEATED WOODPECKER,Glenfield FCPP, TK.
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER, Confederation Pk, Keith Sharke.
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, MAGNOLIA WARBLER Confederation Pk, BW.
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, Confederation Pk, David Pugh.
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, IBS, Nature Calgary trip DP.

Rare Bird Alert August 20

Aug 16:
COOPER’S HAWK (2), SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, FCPP between Votier’s Flats and Bebo Grove, Al & Helga Borgardt.
PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER at Confederation Park, Bill Wilson.
OVENBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART (4), IBS, Matthew Sim.
CONNECTICUT WARBLER (2), PHILADELPHIA VIREO (3), OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (2), IBS, Dan Arndt.
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, juvenile, and an unidentified hummingbird, in her yard in Southview, Carol Coulter.

Aug 17:
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, Hull’s Wood, FCPP, MS.
SAY’S PHOEBE, Lefarge Meadows, MS.

Aug 19:
AMERICAN REDSTART (6), Confederation Park, BW.
WESTERN SANDPIPER, 1 at NW corner of Weed Lake, 1 at Langdon Corner Slough,Andrew Hart with NC field trip.
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, E side of Weed Lake, as above.
SANDERLING, S end Weed Lake, as above.
WESTERN SANDPIPER, S end of Weed Lake, Bob Storms

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Aug 27.

Nature Calgary Bird Study Group

Wednesday September 5 at 7:30pm: Raptors and Friends – presented by photographer Rob McCay.

Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm, Room 211, BioSciences Building, U of C. Contact, Andrew Hart 403-279-5209

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 16

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

JUL 14

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER – Raven Rocks area of west Fish Creek Prov Park
HARLEQUIN DUCK – on Kananaskis River at Hay Meadow near Mt. Lorette in Kananaskis Country

JUL 15

STILT SANDPIPER – 33 at the slough at the junction of Hwy 547 and Rge Rd 255 north of Herronton – Terry Korolyk; 80 seen by Bill Wilson at Weed Lake
PECTORAL SANDPIPER – 6 as above (TK); 3 seen as above by BW
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER – 8, as above (TK); 3 seen as above by BW
LEAST SANDPIPER – 1 as above (TK)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – 50, as above (TK)
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER – 3, as above (TK)
GREATER AND LESSER YELLOWLEGS – 300 seen by TK at a large slough on 304 St SE, 2 kms south of hwy 552
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE – 2 at Weed Lake, BW
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER – 15 as above
UPLAND SANDPIPER – 338 Ave, just east of 320 St north of Blackie, TK
EVENING GROSBEAK – Glenfield in east Fish Creek Prov Park

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Jul 19.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 9

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

July: CHUKAR, 2 have been seen regularly over the last 2 weeks, Signal Hill SW Calgary, Bruno Legier.
July 5: EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE in North Haven NW Calgary, Steve Kassai, and a pair at Shephard SE Calgary, Terry Korolyk.

GREAT EGRET at Southview Lake, west of Darwell AB, Bill Benford.
July6: LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Frank Lake, E of High River, Jill Brar.
July 7: RED-NECKED PHALAROPES (28), Cattleland Feedlot Slough, N of Strathmore TK.                    GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS in good numbers at a slough SW of the Chestermere Lake dam, TK.

July 8: SANDHILL CRANE W of Hwy 22, W of Cochrane, Dan Arndt

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 25

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 Koryluk

Jun 16

LEAST TERN – flying over Bow River at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary,reported by Penny Smith and 11 members of a Nature Calgary field trip.

Jun 21

AMERICAN PIPIT – Ptarmigan Cirque in Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country – Marcel Gahbauer
PACIFIC WREN – as above
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – as above
TIMBERLINE SPARROW – 2, as above
FOX SPARROW – as above
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH – as above

Jun 23-24

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO – calling near Stevesville Bridge in eastern Alberta, reported by Gerald Romanchuk
LECONTE’S SPARROW – near Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Prov Park; one adjacent to the bikepath just south of the ranch and another along the chainlink fence across from the access road to the ranch and visitor’s centre

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Jun 28.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 21

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk

June 2:
LAZULI BUNTING: backyard of Marcel Gahbauer, Spruce Cliff area of SW Calgary.

June14:
CHUKAR PARTRIDGE: Glamorgan area, by Eugene West.

June 16:
NELSON’S SPARROW(2), one seen by Bill Wilson east of Calgary, one by Andrew Slater near Namaka Lake on the 17th.

June 17:
UPLAND SANDPIPER: a few km. E. of Carstairs turnoff and Hwy.2, by Terry Korolyk.

LE CONTE’S SPARROW(4): Namaka Lake area, by AS.

June 18:
GRAY JAY: North Glenmore Park, west end, by Lorne Bogdan.
LAZULI BUNTING(1)male,Fish Creek Prov. Park between bridge 4+5, by Helga and Al Borgardt.Also seen on the 19th.

June 19:
RED-TAILED HAWK(HARLAN’S): LaFarge Meadows, FCPP, by Gus Yaki et al.
GREATER YELLOWLEGS(1): LaFarge Meadows, FCPP, by GY et al.

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

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk

June 15:
WHITE-FACED IBIS (64), E of High River, E of Hwy 23 & 232 St junction, Gus Yaki.

June 16:
Possible SUMMER TANAGER heard only, SW corner of 192 St &292 Ave SW junction, Terry Korolyk.
SPOTTED TOWHEE, as above, TK.
Possible PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, (2) seen and heard, 160 St SW, TK.
TURKEY VULTURE, as above.
PURPLE FINCH, Willow Pk Shopping Centre, SE, TK.
UPLAND SANDPIPER (2), Rge Rd 265, Twn Rd 230, Bill Wilson.
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (leucistic), near Sundre, Corrine Griffin.

June 17:
BLACK-HEADED X ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, male, S Glenmore Pk, Gus Yaki, FFCPP. This is the 2nd sighting this week, birds over 1 km apart, so possibly 2.
TRUMPETER SWAN, E side of Hwy 22, S of 22X, seen twice this season.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 21.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 14

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk

Bird Sightings:

June 11:
–TURKEY VULTURE(2), one at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary by Kerri Martin, one over house of Matthew Sim.
–GREAT-GREY OWL(2), RR52 and Grand Valley Rd, by Frank Wood.
–LAZULI BUNTING, Millarville, by Twyla Collier.
–ROSE-BREASTED/BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK hybrid, S.Glenmore park, by Gus Yaki et al.

June 12:
–THAYER’S GULL, Glenmore Reservoir, by Terry Korolyk
–BONAPARTE’S GULL(2), same as above.
–RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, near Linden, by Corinne Griffin.
–ALDER FLYCATCHER(4), Nose Hill, Porcupine Valley, by Bill Wilson.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 14.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 11

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk

June 7:
WHITE-FACED IBIS (3), N side of Inverlake Rd, NE of Chestermere Lake, Randy Kimura.
RED-TAILED HAWK, rufous morph, Votier’s Flats, FCPP seen for the 3rd summer in this area, Terry Korolyk.

June 8:
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD pr, along the creek in Votier’s Flats, reached via S end of Elbow Dr, Matthew Sim.

June 9:
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, wetland at Hwy 547/Rge Rd 255, TK.

June 10:
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD (2), cross large pedestrian bridge over river, turn rt. cross small bridge, turn left and follow new boardwalk on W side of channel, CFNS, FFCPP.
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (2), near blooming caragana along trail along N slope of Elbow River , W of Weaselhead parking, as above.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 14.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 7

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk

June 4:
–BARROW’S GOLDENEY(5), W. end of Glenmore Reservoir, by Matthew Simm.
–TURKEY VULTURE(10).Dry Island Buffalo Jump near Drumheller, by Cedric Hitchon.
–CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD(2), RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD(3), EASTERN PHOEBE, (3),VEERY. Weaselhead area,west end Glenmore Reservoir, by Gus Yaki et al.

–CASSIN’S VIREO(1), Queen’s Park Cemetery, by Bill Wilson.

June 5:
–OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, Votier’s Flats, FCPP, by Jeff Bank
-ROCK WREN(2),SPRAGUE’S PIPIT, LE CONTE’S SPARROW(3), NELSON’S  PARROW(2), by Joan and Malcolm MacDonald. For location details, see recent report on Alberta Birds.
–WESTERN KINGBIRD(2), La Farge Meadows, FCPP, by Nimali Seneviratne et al.

June 6:
–VEERY(5), Weaselhead area, by Warren Costello et al

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday June 11.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 24

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.

Compiler: Terry Korolyk (CFNS & IBS)

Bird Sightings:

May 18
–WESTERN KINGBIRD (2), near Linden, Corinne Griffin.

May 20
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (200+), Frank Lake (E of High River), Marcel Gahbauer.
–HERMIT THRUSH, South Weaselhead, W end of Glenmore Reservoir, same.
–CEDAR WAXWING (20), Fish Creek Provincial Park, Gus Yaki and FFCPP.
–CAPE MAY WARBLER (5), Brown Lowery Provincial park, Plummers Rd., near Millarville, MG.

May 21
–SNOW GOOSE, W of 53rSt. SW, Calgary, Tony Timmons.
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (39), E side of Third Lake, 2 km. S of Hwy 552 and 224th St. SE, Terry Korolyk.
–SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (7), same, same.
–RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, Douglasdale neighborhood, Calgary, Jim Daws.
–WHITE-EYED VIREO, Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, willows along shore of riverside trail downriver from picnic area parking lot just N of weir, Nick Bartok, Ryan Baxter, TK, bird was photographed, first provincial record.
–CASSIN’S VIREO, N of picnic area below Carseland Weir, TK.
–MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER, same, same.

May 22
–BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD, Mountain View, Nancy West.
–EASTERN KINGBIRD (2), near Linden, Corinne Griffin.
–COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, same, same.

Recent Sightings in Brooks area
–GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.
–GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
–BAIRD’S SPARROW.
–LECONTE’S SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday May 28.