Rare Bird Alert Calgary: August 11

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 Alert was recorded on Thursday, Aug.11.

Bird Sightings:

MONDAY, August 8:

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(1), LESSER YELLOWLEGS(650), SANDERLING (8), SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER(250), LEAST SANDPIPER(70), WILSON’S PHALAROPE  (450), RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(600),all seen at the south end of Weed Lake , N of Glenmore Trail, just E of Langdon, by Terry Korolyk.
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(1), Southview area,Calgary, yard of Carol Coulter. Again seen on August 10.
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER(1), Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Jermiah Kennedy, south side of the lake. Seen again on August 9 and 11. Possibly 5th record of this species for Alberta. For more details call Milt Spitzer at 403-528-3120.
WILSON’S WARBLER(6), backyard of Vivian Brissette in Maple Ridge area,Calgary; one was still there August 9th.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday August 15.

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