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 Bird Albert was recorded on Nov 21, 2011.
SWAN sp. – 2 juveniles below the Carseland Weir, Terry Korolyk
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – male and female on McElroy Slough, TK
RUDDY DUCK – on McElroy Slough, TK
GADWALL – male on Bow River in east Fish Creek PP, TK
LESSER SCAUP – (possible) female, Beaverdam Flats, Bill Wilson
SNOWY OWL – Grand Valley Road 5 kms south of the Bates Bar J Ranch Gateway southwest of Water Valley, Richard Clarke
COMMON REDPOLL – common throughout area over the weekend
PINE GROSBEAK – as above
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL – as above
SNOW BUNTING – a flock of 300 reported just south of Frank Lake, TK
SWAN sp. – an adult at the dam at Pine Coulee Reservoir along Hwy 527 just west of Stavely, TK
WESTERN GREBE – 6, as above
AMERICAN COOT – as above
RUDDY DUCK – as above
GADWALL – a few, as above
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 23 around the Pine Coulee Reservoir boat launch, TK
GYRFALCON – an adult at Twp Rd 162 – Rge Rd 26 east of Nanton
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Nov 24.