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.
–GYRFALCON, overflight, oxbow at W end of Glenmore Reservoir, Weaselhead Natural Area, SW Calgary, Phil Quinn (403-802-0568)
–SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, photographed in her back yard in Coach Hill, SW Calgary, by Myrna Belyea, (403-246-6071)
– –SNOWY OWL (12), in Irricana Slough area between Range Roads 253 and 264, Frank Wood
–GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, W quarter of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Phil Quinn
–PRAIRIE FALCON, N end of Nose Hill Park in NE Calgary, PQ
–PEREGRINE FALCON, S of Okotoks, Brian Elder, Mike Mulligan (403-232-1013), RayWoods
–SHARP-TAILED GROUSE (17) SW of Nanton, same
–SNOWY OWL (3) Frank Lake, same
–MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, Bebo Grove, W end of Fish Creek PP, Nemali Seneviratne
–DARK-EYED JUNCO, same, same
–BREWER’S BLACKBIRD, Nose Hill Park, near intersection of Shaganappi Trail and John Laurie Blvd, PQ
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, February 27.
BIRD STUDY GROUP – Meets the first Wednesday of the month, September – May at 7:30 pm, Room 211, BioSciences Building, University of Calgary. The next meeting will be Wednesday March 7. The program is titled “High Science: The Natural History of Alpine Ptarmigan”, by Kathy Martin.