Rare Bird Alert Calgary: August 18

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.18.

Bird Sightings:

There were a few reports of migrating small songbirds through the Calgary area. The next two weeks should see an increase of migratory song birds.

Tuesday, August 16:
–EASTERN PHOEBE(1), Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (IBS), by Andrew Slater.
–ORANGE-CROWNED WARLBER(2), Carburn Park, by Andrew Hart and CFNS group.
–BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER(1), yard of Pat Mitchell in the Valley Ridge subdivision, Calgary.
–BLACKPOLL WARBLER(1), Carburn Park, by AH and CFNS group.
–AMERICAN REDSTART(2), one at IBS by AS, and one on the 17th at Votier’s Flats, Fish Creek PP, by David Pugh.
–WILSON’S WARBLER(4-6), one at IBS by AS, and 3-5 near the south shore of Glenmore Res., by DP.
–PINE SISKIN(1), An unusually yellow bird seen at the feeder of Shirley Haigh. If interested in seeing this bird, call Shirley at 403-288-1307.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday August 22.


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