Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 23

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.

APR 19

GLAUCOUS GULL – Gus Yaki and FFCPP at Carburn Park; also Marcel Gahbauer reported one occurring for a while on the Bow River near the Crowchild Trail bridge

APR 20

HARLEQUIN DUCK – still at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Chris Burnett
NORTHERN HAWK-OWL – southwest of Water Valley on the Larsen Pasture Road near the entrance to Direct Energy’s access road

APR 21

EASTERN PHOEBE – in Weaselhead near the footbridge over the Elbow River, Andrew Slater
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW – 3 in Margaret Brunner’s yard in Oakridge

APR 22

COMMON TEAL – on the slough in the northwest corner of the Range Road 284-Twp Rd 231 junction just southeast of Shepard, Terry Korolyk
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER – 3 male and 1 female at Sunset Park on Lake Chestermere (on the east side a short distance south of Hwy 1A); TK
EURASIAN WIGEON – a male on Glenmore Reservoir; AS
WOOD DUCK – 8 at Carburn Park , Bob Lefebre, Dan Arndt and FFCPP
GREATER SCAUP – 2 pair at the Bridlewood Marsh at McKevitt?? Rd and Highway 22X, Tanya Barkauskis; also TK reported 8 at the dam at Chestermere Lake
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT – 30 at Langdon Reservoir, Mary Lou Juliani and Donna Miles
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – 200+ in the NW corner of Rge Rd 284-Twp Rd 231 junction, TK
MARBLED GODWIT – 5 at Weed Lake , TK
BREWER’S BLACKBIRD – male on Rge Rd 284 near Shepard
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE – reported again in Calgary Deer Run

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Apr 26.


Bird Study Group meets Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Room 211, BioSciences Building, U of C. The speakers are Ian Halliday discussing the Weed Lake Project and Andrew Hart discussing the re-
introduction of Red Kites into England.

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