Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 23

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (PDF), please report it to the Nature Calgary 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 Bird Albert was recorded on Jun 23, 2011.

–AMERICAN BITTERN (1) – wetland in NE corner of Inverlake Rd & Rge Rd 175 by Gary Kurtz

–COMMON LOON (1ad) – Blizzard Lake (S of Hwy 552 on 160 St SE) by Terry Korolyk

SUNDAY June 19
–SHORT-EARED OWL (1) – along 232 St SE on E side of Basin 3 at Frank Lake (6 km E of High River on Hwy 23) by Andrew Slater
–NELSON’S SPARROW (5) – Basin 3 at Frank Lake by AS
–BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (2) – location and observer as above

SUNDAY June 12
–GREAT EGRET (1) -NW of Taber along the Oldman River at Hwy 264 bridge by Terry Poulton
–BAIRD’S SPARROW (a number) – 1-2 miles W of dam at Travis Reservoir by TP
–MCCOWN’S LONGSPUR (5) – E of Hwy 864 along Twp Rd 120 by TP
–CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR – large numbers in location as above; & also E end of Travis Reservoir just W of Hwy 845 along TwpRd 142 by TP
–COMMON NIGHTHAWK – E end of Travis Reservoir as above; & in Little Bow Valley as far S as Hwy 522 by TP
–GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (2) – field in the NE corner of TwpRd 104 and RgeRd 150 (N of Purple Springs) by TP
–BREWER’S SPARROW (1m) – location and observer as above

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Jun 27.


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