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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 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, 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 November 7.

Early in week
— BLACK SCOTER female, Eagle Lake, Rob Worona

November 2
— LONG-TAILED DUCK, Glenmore Reservoir, several observers

November 3
— SURF SCOTER, Eagle Lake, Brian Elder, Joan & Malcolm McDonald
— WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, same, BE, J&MM
— BLACK SCOTER, same, BE, J&MM (Hat Trick!)

November 4
— HOODED MERGANSER, Glenmore Reservoir, Ilya Povalyaev
— RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, same, IP
— BONAPARTE’S GULL, same, IP
— DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, Pearce Estate weir, Terry Korolyk

November 5
— WHITE-FACED IBIS, Frank Lake, Greg Wagner
— MOURNING DOVE, Calgary yard, Pat Bumstead

November 6
— LONG-TAILED DUCK, Pine Coulee Reservoir, TK
— RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, same, TK
— PACIFIC LOON, same, TK
— AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Clear Lake, TK
— SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, Mallard Point, Tony Timmons group
— NORTHERN GOSHAWK subadult, Weaselhead, Steve Kaffat(?)
— CHIPPING SPARROW, Hay Meadow near Nakiska, Bill Wilson

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday November 10.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 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, 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 14.

June 26
— UPLAND SANDPIPER, near Frank Lake, Peter Roxburgh, group

July 1
— ARCTIC TERN, Kitsim Reservoir near Brooks, Gerald Romanchuk, Steve Knight

July 2
— COMMON POORWILL, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, GR, SK
— DUSKY FLYCATCHER, same

July 3
— CASSIN’S VIREO possible, east of Edworthy Park (Calgary), Marcel Gahbauer

July 4
— HUDSONIAN GODWIT, Murray Marsh (Edmonton area), Don Delaney

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday July 18.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 14

Welcome to the City of Calgary and Nature Calgary’s (CFNS) Bird Alert. This Bird Alert was recorded on Thursday, April 14, at 10:25 am. To report a bird sighting, phone 403 221-4519 and leave a message after the beep at the end of the recording. To report injured wildlife please call Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society at 403 239-2488, or the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation at 403 946-2361.

SIGHTINGS FOR:

Wednesday, April 13

–BLACK-NECKED STILT (3) – at a slough E of Irricana (the road to Tschetter Hutterite Colony) on RR 260, N of Twp Rd 270 seen by Joan & Malcolm McDonald.

–GREATER YELLOWLEGS (1) – as above at a slough on the W side of RR 254 about 1 Km N of the farm by J&MM.

–TREE SWALLOW (1) – observed by Cedric Hitchon on the Bow River at the Hwy 22X Bridge in SE Calgary.

–TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE (1) – reported by Matthew Sim in his yard in the Willowpark community in SE Calgary.

Monday, Apr 11

–SNOW GOOSE (1) – observed flying in with Canada Geese on Twp Rd 314 E of RR 253 N of Linden by Corrine Griffin.

–GADWALL (2 pair) – near the observation blind at Frank Lake on Hwy 23 about 8 km E of High River by Greg Wagner.

–PEREGRINE FALCON (3) – 1 seen feeding on a duck along the SW shoreline of Basin 1 at Frank Lake by GW and Thomas Glen reports a pair in downtown Calgary.

–LAPLAND LONGSPUR (300) – seen on Twp Rd 314 E of RR 253 N of Linden by CG.

–RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (1 male) – seen by Carol Coulter in her yard in the Southwood subdivision in SW Calgary.

Sunday, April 10

–RUDDY DUCK – seen at Frank Lake by GW.

–SHARP-SHINNED HAWK – reported by Dwight Knapik at the Calgary Zoo private breeding facility off Dunbow Rd just SE of Calgary.

–WHOOPING CRANE (2) – seen flying northward over the Hwy 2 & Hwy 547 overpass S of Calgary by Roger Hoffort

Saturday, April 9

–AMERICAN KESTREL – watched by Bob Lefebvre by the irrigation canal at 32 Ave & 26 St SE in Calgary.

–PRAIRIE FALCON (1) – seen on the S side of the river upstream from the Bearspaw Dam W of Calgary by Kelly Day & Christine McDonald.

–RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (3) – seen just SE of Frank Lake by GW.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is Monday, April 18.

Posted by Pat Bumstead