Rare Bird Alert Calgary: March 26

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 birdscalgary@gmail.com.  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.

March 22
–TRUMPETER SWAN(4), Bow River, LaFarge meadows, east Fish Creek Provincial Park, by Gus Yaki et al.
–LESSER SCAUP(5), same as above. Three seen again there on March 24 by GY et al.
–KILLDEER(4), same as above.

March 23

–LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL(1) Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary(IBS), by Russell Cannings et al. Again seen there on the 25th. Seen by Terry Poulson at Pearce’s Estate as well.
–BARRED OWL, Residential area, Baycourt Place, Calgary.
–NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL(3), heard in Weaselhead area, Glenmore Park, by D.Arndt.
–AMERICAN GOLDFINCH(1) , Calgary Springbank area, by Ruth Lennon.

March 24
–HOODED MERGANSER (3), Bow River, at Fish Creek PP, by several observers.

March 25
–GREAT BLUE HERON(3), Bow River, Hull Wood, FCPP, by J.Gill and B.Diebolt.
–GLAUCUS GULL(2 or 3), one at IBS by RC et al, and two on the Bow at the weir,by RC et al.
–NORTHERN SHOVELER(2) Bow River at IBS, by Sam Jones.
–GREAT GREY OWL(2) SW of Water Valley, by Ian Maton.
–SNOWY OWL, Langdon area, by Andrew Slater
–TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, Bebo Grove, FCPP, by Steve Kassai.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday March 29..

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