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 email@example.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.
— RED-BREASTED MERGANSER 2, Glenmore Reservoir, Yousif Attia
— GLAUCOUS GULL 1st year, same, YA
— CASPIAN TERN, same, Terry Korolyk
— FORSTER’S TERN, Sunset Park(?), TK
— THAYER’S GULL, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Penny Smith & CFNS group
— LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL possible, Glenmore Reservoir, Bill Wilson
— EASTERN PHOEBE 3, Glenmore – Weaselhead, Ian Maton
— SAY’S PHOEBE, Glenmore – Weaselhead, BW
— HERMIT THRUSH, same, BW
— ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, same, BW
— WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, same, BW
— LONG-TAILED DUCK, Carseland Weir, Chip Scalfia
— WHIMBREL, same, CS
— LESSER YELLOWLEGS 800, McElroy Slough, TK
— HUDSONIAN GODWIT 18, Weed Lake, Andrew Slater
— LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 16, same, AS
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday May 3.
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).