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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Dec 26

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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This report was prepared on Monday December 26.

Bird Sightings:

October – December 26:  –RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER: Around since October 2011, the woodpecker continues to be seen in the same location as previously reported, in High River.

Dec. 24:

–NORTHERN HAWK OWL: Just west of Turner Valley along Hwy.546. Seen previously on Dec. 19.

–NORTHERN SHRIKE: Glenmore Reservoir, south escarpment W.of yacht club. By Bill Wilson.

–EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE: Deer River Green, SE Calgary, by Dave Breckon.

–PEREGRINE FALCON: W. of Black Diamond.

–TUNDRA SWAN(1): Frank Lake. Previously reported from the High River CBC.

Dec. 25:     –VARIED THRUSH:(1), seen in yard of Bob Lefebvre in SE Calgary.

Dec.26:      –SNOWY OWL(3), east of Calgary, by Terry Korolyk.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday, December 29.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: August 15

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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday August 15.

Bird Sightings:

There were many observations of wading and shorebirds over the weekend by many observers. Below are some of the larger numbers observed. Weed Lake is located on Hwy 560 (extension of Glenmore Tr) just east of Langdon

SUNDAY, August 14:
– CANADA WARBLER (1) – North Glenmore Park by Rob Worona
–BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1) – Elkwater in the Cypress Hills (near first washrooms as you drive west along the lakeshore from the centre of town) – Jeremiah Kennedy. The Gnatcatcher was first reported on Aug 9.
–RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (1200) – Weed Lake by Terry Korolyk
–LESSER YELLOWLEGS (600) – Weed Lake by TK
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (1) – Langdon Corner Slough (junction of Hwys 1 & 9)- by several observers

SATURDAY, August 13
–The following birds were all netted by banders at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (IBS):
–CANADA WARBLER (1 recapture)
–NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (7)
–WILSON’S WARBLER (1)
–TENNESSEE WARBLER (2)
–YELLOW WARBLER (9)
–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (1)
–TRAILL’S FLYCATCHER (2)

FRIDAY, August 12
–SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (fair numbers) – Weed Lake by Richard Clarke
–SANDERLING (6) – Weed Lake by RC. Richard also saw similar numbers of shorebirds seen by Terry Korolyk on previous day (Thursday Aug 11)

THURSDAY, August 11
–RED PHALAROPE (1 imm) – Weed Lake by TK
–RED-NECKED PHALAROPE & WILSON’S PHALAROPE (several hundred) – Weed Lake by TK
–LESSER YELLOWLEGS (several hundred) – Weed Lake by TK
–SANDERLING (6) – Weed Lake by TK
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (13) – Weed Lake by TK

WEDNESDAY, August 10
–CANADA WARBLER (1) – IBS by banders

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday August 18.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary July 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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This report was prepared on Thursday July 21.

July 17
– LONG-BILLED CURLEW, NW of Beiseker, Ron Kube
– PACIFIC WREN, West of Sibbald Meadows Road, Bill Wilson
– FOX SPARROW, Highwood Pass, BW

July 18
– SPOTTED TOWHEE, Votier’s Flats (Calgary), Matthew Sim
– RED CROSSBILL, Willow Park (Calgary), MS

July 20
– SANDERLING, Weed Lake (Langdon), David Pugh
– CASPIAN TERN, Glenmore Reservoir, Terry Korolyk

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

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This Bird Albert was recorded on July 11, 2011.

July 8
– GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER probable, west of Bassano, Susan & Dave Russum

July 9
– GREAT GRAY OWL 3, west of Hwy 22 NW of Cochrane, Ron Kube

July 10
– BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON 11, Dead Horse Road, Langdon, RK
– BREWER’S SPARROW, northerly, near Crowfoot ferry upstream from Bassano Dam, Jim Davis

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

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This Bird Albert was recorded on Jun 27, 2011.

SUNDAY June 26
–GADWALL X MALLARD (BREWER’S DUCK) (1) – main stormwater pond W of Votier’s Flats parking lot in W Fish Creek PP by Terry Korolyk

SATURDAY June 25
–HARLEQUIN DUCK (3) – Bow River at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary by Penny Smith and a CFNS field trip
–SHORT-EARED OWL (2) – 300 m north of Hwy 23, N of Frank Lake (Frank Lake is 6 km E of High River on Hwy 23) by Phil Evans
–SPOTTED TOWHEE (4) – N Glenmore/Weaselhead by Bill Wilson
–LE CONTE’S SPARROW (2) – W of bridge 10 in E Fish Creek PP by BW

FRIDAY June 24
–UPLAND SANDPIPER (1) – SW of High River, just N of Hwy 540 on RgeRd 12, by Ron Kube

TUESDAY June 21
–NORTHERN PINTAIL X GADWALL (1) – pond NE of Airdrie, 2.4 km S of Hwy 567 on Rge Rd 284, by TK

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thursday Jun 30.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This Bird Albert was recorded on Jun 23, 2011.

WEDNESDAY June 22
–AMERICAN BITTERN (1) – wetland in NE corner of Inverlake Rd & Rge Rd 175 by Gary Kurtz

TUESDAY June 21
–COMMON LOON (1ad) – Blizzard Lake (S of Hwy 552 on 160 St SE) by Terry Korolyk

SUNDAY June 19
–SHORT-EARED OWL (1) – along 232 St SE on E side of Basin 3 at Frank Lake (6 km E of High River on Hwy 23) by Andrew Slater
–NELSON’S SPARROW (5) – Basin 3 at Frank Lake by AS
–BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (2) – location and observer as above

SUNDAY June 12
–GREAT EGRET (1) -NW of Taber along the Oldman River at Hwy 264 bridge by Terry Poulton
–BAIRD’S SPARROW (a number) – 1-2 miles W of dam at Travis Reservoir by TP
–MCCOWN’S LONGSPUR (5) – E of Hwy 864 along Twp Rd 120 by TP
–CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR – large numbers in location as above; & also E end of Travis Reservoir just W of Hwy 845 along TwpRd 142 by TP
–COMMON NIGHTHAWK – E end of Travis Reservoir as above; & in Little Bow Valley as far S as Hwy 522 by TP
–GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (2) – field in the NE corner of TwpRd 104 and RgeRd 150 (N of Purple Springs) by TP
–BREWER’S SPARROW (1m) – location and observer as above

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Jun 27.

Rare Bird Alert: June 2

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (PDF), please report it to the 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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This report was prepared on Thursday, June 2.

May 29
– LARK BUNTING, One on 402Ave.SW,E.of 288, W.of Millarville, by Terry Korolyk. One W.of Nanton along Meridian Rd, by Mike T.
– BOBOLINK(2)(M),W.of Nanton along Meridian Rd, by M.T.

May 29/30
– SABINE’S GULL(30),SE Frank Lk. Bob Worona. For details, call Bob at 403-984-7655.
– MEW GULL, Glenmore Reservoir, reporter not known.

May 31
– RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, in backyard of Richard Rappel, High River.
– WESTERN KINGBIRD, La Farge meadows, E.Fish Creek PP, by Dave Vernon.

June 1
– BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, S.Glenmore park, west end, Ray Wershler et.al.
– LARK BUNTING, Fish Creek PP,west of Votier’s Flats , by Peter Roxburgh.

Other recent reports included a BOBOLINK SE of Frank Lk. and a LARK
SPARROW N.of Strathmore. No details available on these reports.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, June 6.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 25

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary?  If it is a species on this Reportable_Birds list (PDF), please report it to the  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 us at zoxox@shaw.ca . 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.

This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday April 25, at 9:55 am.

SIGHTINGS FOR

Sunday, April 24
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (2) – at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in SE Calgary by Bill Wilson.
–EURASIAN WIGEON (2) – one at the S side of Glenmore Reservoir in SW Calgary seen by BW and one reported on the Bow River at Mallard Point in SE Fish Creek PP by Jim Davis.
–COMMON LOON – numerous reports of this species in Calgary and area the past 3 days.
–HORNED GREBE – reported by several observers as above.
–RED-NECKED GREBE – numerous reports of this species as above.
–EARED GREBE – reported by several observers as above.
–OSPREY – reported by several observers as above.
–SONG SPARROW – numerous reports of this species as above.

Saturday, April 23
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER – 5 seen by Bill Wilson on the SW corner of Chestermere Lake and also reported at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in SE Calgary by Penny Smith and Nature Calgary Field Trip.
–EURASIAN WIGEON (1) – reported in the Frank Lake area, about 8 km E of High River, by Matthew Sim.
–HARLEQUIN DUCK – seen at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary by PS and Nature Calgary Field Trip.
–AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (18) – in flight over the Bow River near Carburn Park by Sean Phillips.
–THAYER’S GULL (1 first year) – seen at Shepard Landfill in SE Calgary by Terry Korolyk. To reach Shepard Landfill follow McIvor Blvd, located E of 52 St SE, to its end.
–AMERICAN PIPIT – a large flock in the Frank Lake area seen by MS and 2 reported by BW on Twp Rd 232 about 1 km W of Hwy 791 E of Shepard.
–BREWER’S BLACKBIRD (1) – seen in the Frank Lake area by MS.

Friday, April 22
–EURASIAN WIGEON (1) – reported on the Glenmore Reservoir in SW Calgary by BW.
–CINNAMON TEAL (1) – reported in the Calgary area on a trip from High River to Innisfail by Paula & Guy.
–HARLEQUIN DUCK (2 males) – seen at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in SE Calgary by BW.
–LONG-BILLED CURLEW (2) – seen in the Calgary area on a trip from High River to Innisfail on RR 244 by P & G.
–THAYER’S GULL (1 adult) – at Shepard Landfill by TK.
–EASTERN PHOEBE (1) – heard 200 metres E of Bridge 2 in Shannon Terrace in W Fish Creek in SW Calgary by BW.
–LINCOLN’S SPARROW (1) – reported by Shirley Hartig in her yard just NE of High River.

Thursday, April 21
–EURASIAN WIGEON (3) – reported in the Wimborne Sunny Slopes area SE of Red Deer by Corinne Griffin.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is Thursday, April 28.