Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 7

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 July 7, 2011.

–GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH (30) – Powderface Ridge in Kananaskis Country, W of Calgary, by Richard Clarke. Call Richard at 403-253-8083 for details.

–NORTHERN PYGMY OWL (1) – along the main trail a couple of hundred yards west of Bebo Grove in W Fish Creek PP by Al Borgard

–GLOSSY X WHITE-FACED IBIS (1) – west end of the wetland on the S side of 338 Ave & Hwy 799 (NE of Aldersyde) – observed and photographed by Terry Korolyk

–LESSER YELLOWLEGS (100) – first large flock of migrating YELLOWLEGS, reported near Nanton by Jim Davis. Terry Korolyk observed a pair of probably-nesting LESSER YELLOWLEGS this summer NE of Airdrie

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Monday July 11.

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