Rare Bird Alert Calgary: June 30

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 30, 2011.

–HARLEQUIN DUCK (3) – Bow River at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary by Greg Meyer

–CATTLE EGRET (1) – W of Hwy 4 approximately 1 km from where originally seen on June 27 (see location description below for original sighting) by several Lethbridge birders
–ALDER FLYCATCHER (3) – Porcupine Valley on Nose Hill by Bill Wilson

MONDAY June 27
–CATTLE EGRET (1) – small slough E side of Hwy 4 about 3-4 km S of Hwy 845 junction (SE of Lethbridge) by Jerry Pilny. Sighting one of only about 10 records for the province.

SUNDAY June 26
–UPLAND SANDPIPER (1) – 2 km east of entrance to Frank Lake on Hwy 23 by Peter Roxburgh and four other birders

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Monday July 4.

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