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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 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, 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 July 25.

May 14
– GRAY FLYCATCHER, Jasper NP (first record), report by Jason Rogers

July 23
– GREATER YELLOWLEGS, Weed Lake (Langdon), various observers
– LESSER YELLOWLEGS, same
– SANDERLING, same
– SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, same
– BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, same
– PECTORAL SANDPIPER, same
– STILT SANDPIPER, same
– SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, same
– LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, same
– RED-NECKED PHALAROPE,same
– SHORT-EARED OWL, Weed Lake, Chris & Ken Havard

July 24
– BONAPARTE’S GULL, Ralph Klein Park (Calgary), Terry Korolyk

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday July 28.

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 28

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 Thursday, April 28 at 9:00 am.

SIGHTINGS FOR

Wednesday, April 27
–HERMIT THRUSH (1) – Confederation Park by Bill Wilson

Tuesday, April 26
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (16) – flocks of 4 and 12 at Frank Lake by Bob Lefebvre
–SHORT-EARED OWL (2) – Frank Lake at 8:45 pm by BL
–TURKEY VULTURE (1) – over the boat launch in east Fish Creek PP (FCPP) by Dave Vernon
–BROAD-WINGED HAWK (2) – Bankside/Burnsmead/Hull’s Wood area in east FCPP by Gus Yaki and the Friends of Fish Creek
–BLACK TERN (4) – location and observers as above
–NORTHERN SHRIKE (1) – RgeRd 274 north of Hwy 567 (NW of Calgary) by Heather Simonds

Monday, April 25
–WHIMBREL (3) – northeast of Granum by Tim Mcneill

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is Monday, May 2.

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.

Bird Alert March 24

Welcome to the City of Calgary and CFNS Bird Alert. This report was prepared on Thursday March 24, 10:00pm. To report a bird sighting,call 403-221-4519 and leave a message after the recording.

Monday, March 21
–GREAT BLUE HERON (1) Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, March 22
–RED CROSSBILLS (3) in the SW Oakridge subdivision

Wednesday, March 23
–SHORT-EARED OWLS (15) north end of Frank Lake
–ROUGH LEGGED HAWKS (15) as above
–NORTHERN HARRIERS (4) as above
–AMERICAN TREE SPARROW(4), NE of High River
–SNOWY OWL (1), north of Blackie on Hwy 799

Bird Alert Report March 21

Welcome to the City of Calgary and CFNS Bird Alert. This report was prepared on Monday March 21, 9:00pm. To report a bird sighting,call 403-221-4519 and leave a message after the recording.

Thursday, March 17

–ROSS’S GOOSE(1), Frank Lake
–CACKLING GOOSE(1),Frank Lake

Friday, March 18
–SNOW GOOSE(2), flying near Longview
–TURKEY VULTURE(1),at Mt.Lorette hawk watch
–GOLDEN EAGLE(129), Mt.Lorette hawk watch
–SHARP-SHINNED HAWK(1),Mt.Lorette hawk watch
–NORTHERN GOSHAWK(1),Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
–NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL(2),Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek PP
–MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD(1)(m), w.of Longview

Saturday, March 19
–HARLEQUIN DUCK(2),Bow River at IBS
–HOODED MERGANSER((2) IBS
–COOPER’S HAWK(1),east Fish Creek PP
–NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL(1),IBS,

Sunday, March 20
–SHORT-EARED OWL(12),around Frank Lake
–AMERICAN TREE SPARROW(4), NE of High River