Rare Bird Alert: June 9

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is 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 Thursday June 9.

June 4
–RED-TAILED HAWK, Fish Creek PP,Raven Rocks area. An unusually plumaged bird, likely of the sub-species “Calurus”, seen more often in BC, by Terry Korolyk.

June 7
–BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK(M+F),Seen at the feeders of Michael Woertman,Wintergreen Estates near Bragg Creek.

June 8
–OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,Lowery Gardens, east of Edworthy Park, by Marcel Gahbauer.
–LAZULI BUNTING(3m +1f), in the yard of Nancy West, Mountain View.For details, call Nancy at 403-653-1359. This species is more widespread this year than most other years.

–WHITE-FACED IBIS have been reported from Frank Lake by Daniel Hart.
–BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.Flocks of this species have been reported from Banff NP, more so than usual. Thomas Glen reported several flocks there the weekend of June 4/5,2011.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, June 13.

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