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 email@example.com 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 Alert was recorded on Thursday Aug.4.
–RUFF(1) Chappice Lake, appr.25km. NE of Medicine Hat along Hwy.41, by Bob Frew and others.
–BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(3), PECTORAL SANDPIPER(1), LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER(75), AND SHORT-EARED OWL, all seen around Frank Lake by Matthew Simm.
–NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD(1) , seen by Ben Velner in his back yard in Medicine Hat.
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Aug. 8.