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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: August 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 Alert was recorded on Thursday, Aug.11.

Bird Sightings:

MONDAY, August 8:

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(1), LESSER YELLOWLEGS(650), SANDERLING (8), SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER(250), LEAST SANDPIPER(70), WILSON’S PHALAROPE  (450), RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(600),all seen at the south end of Weed Lake , N of Glenmore Trail, just E of Langdon, by Terry Korolyk.
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(1), Southview area,Calgary, yard of Carol Coulter. Again seen on August 10.
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER(1), Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Jermiah Kennedy, south side of the lake. Seen again on August 9 and 11. Possibly 5th record of this species for Alberta. For more details call Milt Spitzer at 403-528-3120.
WILSON’S WARBLER(6), backyard of Vivian Brissette in Maple Ridge area,Calgary; one was still there August 9th.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday August 15.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: August 8

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 Aug 8.

Bird Sightings:

SUNDAY August 7

–SANDERLING (1 juv) – Weed Lake (Glenmore Tr just E of Langdon) by Terry Korolyk
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (4) – location as above by TK
–RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (400) – location as above by TK
–RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (1) –Big Hill Springs by Steve Kassai
–NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (1) – location as above by SK
–ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (2) – location as above by SK
–TENNESSEE WARBLER (1) – location as above by SK

SATURDAY August 6

All shorebirds and wading birds seen were observed at Weed Lake unless otherwise specified. Bill Wilson was out to Weed Lake earlier in the day
than Hank Vanderpol
–RED KNOT (1 juv) – by Hank Vanderpol
–AMERICAN AVOCET (33) – Bill Wilson
–BLACK-NECKED STILT (40) – BW
–WHITE-FACED IBIS (1) – BW
–SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – 16 BW; 300 HV
–BAIRD’S SANDPIPER – 16 BW; 12 HV
–PECTORAL SANDPIPER – 1 BW; 4 HV
–SANDERLING – 4 BW
–STILT SANDPIPER – 8 BW
–LESSER YELLOWLEGS – 300 BW
–SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – 3 BW
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – 7 BW; 26 also seen by HV on Glenmore Tr E of Hwy 24, just west of the sod farm
–LONG-BILLED CURLEW (17) – Glenmore Tr E of Hwy 24, just W of the sod farm, by HV
–THREE-TOED WOODPECKER (3) – Brown Lowery Recreation Area (Plummer’s Rd, NW of Millarville) by Andrew Hart and CFNS field trip

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Aug. 11.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Aug 4

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 Thursday Aug.4.

Bird Sightings:

July 30:
–RUFF(1) Chappice Lake, appr.25km. NE of Medicine Hat along Hwy.41, by Bob Frew and others.

August 2:
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(3), PECTORAL SANDPIPER(1), LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER(75), AND SHORT-EARED OWL, all seen around Frank Lake by Matthew Simm.

August 4:
–NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD(1) , seen by Ben Velner in his back yard in Medicine Hat.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Aug. 8.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Aug 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, 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 Aug 1 at 9:30 am.

Bird Sightings:

July 28:
either an immature CHESTNUT-SIDED or BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER , west FCPP, Terry Korolyk
WESTERN TANAGER, Inglewood BS, research team

July 29:
WESTERN TANAGER, IBS, as above

July 30:
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (15), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS (82), RED-NECKED PHALAROPES
(110), BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS (7), LEAST SANDPIPERS (10), GREATER YELLOWLEGS (4),
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS (150), BLACK-NECKED STILTS (29), Weed Lake near Langdon, Bill Wilson.
NELSON’S SPARROW, at Hwy 791, north of Hwy 560, BW.

July 31:
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (16), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, (60), LEAST SANDPIPERS (3),
WILSON’S PHALAROPES (400), Weed Lake, TK.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Aug 4.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 28

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 Thursday July 28 at 9:50 am.

Bird Sightings:

July 24
AMERICAN DIPPER
RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (3)
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (3)
PINE SISKIN (5) – all seen on a Nature Calgary walk in Votier’s Flats FCPP, Janet Gill, Bernie Diebolt.

July 27
Leucosistic GREAT-HORNED OWL NW of Linden, Twp Rd 314,Rge Rd 261, Corrine Griffin (photos taken).

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Aug 1.

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 18

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 18.

Bird Sightings

July 13
– GREAT EGRET, Silver Lake, east side of Hwy 2 about 4 km. north of Nanton (or 1 km. north of Mosquito Creek), Gus Yaki

July 16
– OVENBIRD, Fish Creek Provincial Park west of bridge 7, Bill Wilson

July 17
– WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, Ralph Klein Park, north side of Glenmore Trail and just east of 84th St., Terry Poulton and Grant Danielson
– PACIFIC WREN, Sibbald Meadows Pond, Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 68), BW

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

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: July 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 Bird Albert was recorded on July 7, 2011.

WEDNESDAY July 6
–GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH (30) – Powderface Ridge in Kananaskis Country, W of Calgary, by Richard Clarke. Call Richard at 403-253-8083 for details.

MONDAY JuLY 4
–NORTHERN PYGMY OWL (1) – along the main trail a couple of hundred yards west of Bebo Grove in W Fish Creek PP by Al Borgard

SUNDAY July 3
–GLOSSY X WHITE-FACED IBIS (1) – west end of the wetland on the S side of 338 Ave & Hwy 799 (NE of Aldersyde) – observed and photographed by Terry Korolyk

WEDNESDAY June 29
–LESSER YELLOWLEGS (100) – first large flock of migrating YELLOWLEGS, reported near Nanton by Jim Davis. Terry Korolyk observed a pair of probably-nesting LESSER YELLOWLEGS this summer NE of Airdrie

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Monday July 11.