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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 report was prepared on Monday October 31.
— TRUMPETER SWAN (500), SE corner of Frank Lake, Don and Joyce Moore
— HARLEQUIN DUCK, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Mike Potter
— TUNDRA SWAN (240), Eagle Lake, SE of Strathmore, Andrew Slater
— TRUMPETER SWAN (500-800), SE corner of Frank Lake, Ian Halladay and Cedric Hitchon
— GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (25), Eagle Lake, SE of Strathmore, AS
— SNOW GOOSE (1,500), Twp Rd 232 near the intersection with RR 245, AS
— HARLEQUIN DUCK, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Dean Derrett and CFNS group
— GREATER SCAUP, Eagle Lake, SE of Strathmore, AS
— BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (20), Eagle Lake, SE of Strathmore, AS
— SAY’S PHOEBE, probable late-fall record date for Alberta, Frank Lake, IH and CH
— RUSTY BLACKBIRD with a flock of Brewer’s Blackbirds, at a feedlot on Twp Rd 240 east of Hwy 817, AS
— TUNDRA SWAN (300), including one near-Bewick’s Swan, Chestermere Lake, Terry Korolyk
— TRUMPETER SWAN (200) Shepard slough, TK
— SURF SCOTER, SE corner of Glenmore Reservoir, Ian Maton and Keith Sharkey
— OSPREY, very late migrant, Griffith’s Woods, SW Calgary, Steve Kaspar
— GREATER YELLOWLEGS (8) Weed Lake on Hwy 560 at Langdon, TK
— KILLDEER, N end of Chestermere Lake, TK
— THAYER’S GULL, N. end of Chestermere Lake, TK
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday November 3.
BIRD STUDY GROUP:
Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, Room 211,
BioSciences Building, U of C. November 2: Digital bird photography with Brian Elder.