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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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.