Rare Bird Alert Calgary: March 29

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.

Bird Sightings:

March 25
–RED-TAILED HAWK near Linden, Corinne Griffin (1); between Calgary and Lethbridge (5), Kerri Martin.

March 26
–SHARP-SHINNED or COOPER’S HAWK, Calgary, Oakridge neighborhood, Margaret Brunner.
–OSPREY, W of Crowchild Trail bridge, Elizabeth Miles.

March 27
–GREAT BLUE HERON, W end of Glenmore Reservoir, Andrew Slater.
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Richard Clarke and Mackenzie Fai.
–GREAT GRAY OWL, Grand Valley Rd. W of Cochrane, first turn left on paved section(2); N of Water Valley on RR53, N of Twp d.304 (1), Ron Kube.

March 28
–GREAT BLUE HERON, W end of Glenmore Reservoir, AS.
–TRUMPETER SWAN (65), same, AS.
–SWAN sp. (1,000+), Stavely area, Frank Lake, Carseland, RC.
–EURASIAN WIGEON (3), slough at SW corner of Pine Coulee Reservoir (1), Frank Lake E of High River (2), RC.
–GREATER SCAUP, Carseland Weir, RC.
–FERRUGINOUS HAWK, a few km. W of Clear Lake (2); W. side of Clear lake (1), RC.
–PEREGRINE FALCON, McKimmie Tower, University of Calgary, Dan Arndt.
–SNOWY OWL (7), between Calgary and Lethbridge, KM.
–SONG SPARROW, feeders in Weaselhead Natural Area, AS.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday April 2.

NATURE CALGARY 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 April 4, 2012: Migration Monitoring at Cypress Hills, with Yousif Attia

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