Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Oct 17

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 Oct 17, 2011.

OCT 10

GREAT GRAY OWL – Grand Valley Road, Ian Maton and Keith Sharkey

OCT 13

SANDHILL CRANE – 2 flocks east of Carstairs-Didsbury area, 9 birds on Rge Rd 270 south of Hwy 582, 30 birds at Twp Rd 314 and Rge Rd 271 junction – seen by Corinne Griffin
SNOW GEESE – 200 seen by CG at Twp Rd 314 and Rge Rd 271 junction
TRUMPETER SWAN – 7, CG at Twp Rd 320 just west of Hwy 791

OCT 15

TRUMPETER SWAN – 4 at the north end of Chestermere Lake – Terry Korolyk and members of Nature Calgary
TUNDRA SWAN – flocks of 20 and 30 in the middle of Weed Lake – seen by TK group as above
GREATER SCAUP – on Chestermere Lake – 3 to 5 seen by TK group
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER – juvenile at Weed Lake, Nature Calgary group with TK
PECTORAL SANDPIPER – 1, as above
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – 3-4 as above
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER – 45 as above
RUSTY BLACKBIRD – Found by Ron Kube at a slough east of Calgary on Rge Rd 28 just south of Glenmore Trail

OCT 16

RED-THROATED LOON – on Glenmore Reservoir between the sailing club and the canoe club, reported by Bob Storms
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – TK, 16 birds at the south end of Clear Lake (15 kms east of Stavely)
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER – TK, north end of Clear Lake
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – 5 birds as above
GREATER SCAUP – TK, 3 as above
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK – near Bow Valley Ranch in east Fish Creek PP, seen by Steve Kassai
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW – 7 as above

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Oct 20.

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