Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 5

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.

MAR 30

GADWALL – a pair at the Hwy 22X bridge in Fish Creek Prov Park; Terry Korolyk

APR 1

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary; Bob Storms and Dan Arndt
GLAUCOUS GULL – 1st yr; as above
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL – 9 calling on Hwy 68 west of Calgary between Ranger Station and the Powderface Trail junction; Ilya Povalyaev
COMMON GRACKLE – 2 at Mallard Point in Fish Creek PP; Michael and Louise Geldorp

APR 2

GLAUCOUS GULL – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary; IP
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – single at Glenmore Reservoir; Gus Yaki and FFCPP

APR 3

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – 3 as above; also 3 in the Marlborough yard of Dorothy Johnston
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD – 20 on Twp Rd 314 west of Rge Rd 262; Corinne Griffin

APR 4

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – at least 100 near Linden; CG
WOOD DUCK – 2 males and a female on the access road to Bankside; TK

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Apr 9.

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