Rare Bird Alert: May 30

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is a species on this  Reportable Birds (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, 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 May 30.

May 27
— ARCTIC TERN, Cattleland Slough, Yousif Attia, Ilya Povalyaev
— LAZULI BUNTING, southwest Calgary, Margaret Brunner, Rob Shifanski(?)

May 28
— PACIFIC LOON, Cold Lake, Tom Hince & Paul Pratt
— TURKEY VULTURE, Fish Creek PP, Gus Yaki group
— SABINE’S GULL 80+, Cold Lake, TH & PP
— ARCTIC TERN, Cold Lake, TH & PP
— COMMON NIGHTHAWK, Wyndham – Carseland PP, Andrew Hart
— YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, Mallard Point (Calgary), Bill Wilson
— OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, Confederation Park (Calgary), BW

May 29
— VIRGINIA RAIL, Eagle Lake, Lenora & Dick Flynn
— SABINE’S GULL 9, Frank Lake, Ian Halladay, Bruce Barnetson, Dave Gibson
— COMMON NIGHTHAWK, Carburn Park (Calgary), Louise & Michael Geldorp

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 2.


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