Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 18

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 18, at 10:20 am.


Sunday, April 17

–SNOW GOOSE (50 – 60) – seen flying low along Hwy 1A W of Cochrane near the Grand Valley Rd junction by Joan & Malcolm McDonald.

–COMMON LOON (3) – at Seebe pond W of Cochrane where Hwy 1X crosses the Bow River by J&MM.

–RED-NECKED GREBES (6) – on the Bow River upstream from the bridge at Morley just S of Hwy 1A by J&MM.

–MOURNING DOVE – reported at a feeder NE of High River by Greg Wagner.

–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – several seen at the Beaver ponds at the 2nd Vermilion Lake in Banff NP by J&MM.

–VARIED THRUSH – several as above by J&MM.

Saturday, April 16

–COOPER’S HAWK (1) – reported E of Red Deer Lake Meat Packers just S of Hwy 22X  S of Calgary by Terry Korolyk.

–RED-TAILED HAWK (HARLAN’S) – W of Hwy 773 SW of Calgary by TK.

–AMERICAN KESTREL – reported by several observers in the Calgary area the past few days.

–THAYER’S GULL (4th cycle) – at Sheperd Landfill in SE Calgary by TK.

–TREE SWALLOW – reported by several observers in and around Calgary the past few days.

–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – reported in Weaselhead Park in SW Calgary by Gus Yaki and FFCPP group.

–AMERICAN TREE SPARROW – reported by numerous observers passing through Calgary and area in large numbers the past week.

–DARK-EYED JUNCO – as above.

–WESTERN MEADOWLARK – reported by several observers in the Calgary area the past week.

–YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD – a pair reported by Shirley Hartig in her yard NE of High River.

–COMMON GRACKLE – reported in the Willow Park and Mapleridge subdivisions of SE Calgary and also NE of High River.

Friday, April 15

–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (1 male) – seen at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in SE Calgary by Mike Potter. This is the first report of this species in our area this Spring.

One thought on “Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 18

  1. January 31 2013
    We have a huge flock of Eurasian ringneck doves in Carstairs Alberta
    Noticed just a few a couple of summers ago. But now we have a huge flock.We have a large open fish pond they like to come in the mornings .Seem to live in all the neighbours Spruce trees.

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