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 May 12 at 10 am.
Early May (1?):
WESTERN PALM WARBLER at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Spring Migration Monitoring/banding.
GRAY CATBIRD, IBS as above.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (3), Kitsum Reservoir, near Brooks, Dwight Knapik.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, FCPP, Votier’s Flat, Terry Korolyk.
SAY’S PHOEBE, CINNAMON TEAL, 2 WESTERN GREBES at South Glenmore Park, Gus Yaki
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, Hull’s Wood, WESTERN WOOD PEEWEE, Mallard Pt. FCPP, TK.
LEAST FLYCATCHER, Bowmont Pk, Dwight Knapik.
EURASIAN WIGEON, west end Glenmore Reservoir, GY
GLAUCOUS GULL(adult), THAYER’S GULL (1st yr)west end Glenmore Res., TK.
HOUSE WREN, IBS, as above.
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, flying over Talisman centre, Ian Halliday.
SAGE THRASHER, near Taber, Lloyd Bennett.
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS (11), YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS(45), LINCOLN’S SPARROWS (12), IBS as above.
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon May 16.