Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 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, 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.

April 20
— SPRAGUE’S PIPIT, Fish Creek PP, FCPP group

April 21
— GREATER SCAUP, Fish Creek PP, Heather Cuthill

April 23
— WHITE-FACED IBIS 4, Frank Lake, John Reasbeck(?)

April 24
— EURASIAN WIGEON, Glenmore Reservoir, Richard Clarke
— SPOTTED SANDPIPER, Glenmore Park, RC
— SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER 6, near Blackie, Terry Korolyk
— NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL, Brown-Lowery PP, Ross Lein
— AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER 4, same, RL
— PACIFIC WREN 2, same, RL

April 25
— WESTERN GREBE pair, Frank Lake, Yousif Attia
— PACIFIC WREN, Griffith Woods, John Thompson
— WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 3, Calgary yard, Amanda Bradley

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday April 30.

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 May 2. Presenters are Ian Halliday (Weed Lake
Project), and Andrew Hart (re-introduction of Red Kites into England).

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