Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 3

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 28
–HARLEQUIN DUCK, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, seen on two separate occasions by two sets of observers
–SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, Calgary’s Oakridge neighborhood, Margaret Brunner
–HERMIT THRUSH, High River, Highwood River adjacent to George Lane Park, Peter Maksymiw
–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (15), same, same

April 29
–WILSON’S PHALAROPE (3) Weed Lake, Hwy 560, Langdon, Terry Korolyk

April 30
–THAYER’S GULL, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Ilya Povalyaev
–GLAUCOUS GULL, same, same

May 1
–GREAT GRAY OWL, Wildcat Hills Road, N of Cochrane, Alan Cole
–RED CROSSBILL (13), Elbow River survey area, Gus Yaki et al

May 2
–PECTORAL SANDPIPER (15), N of Strathmore, E side of Hwy 817, just N of Twp Rd 252, Joan and Malcolm Macdonald
–COMMON TERN, Cattleland Slough, RR252, N of SR 564, same
–GREAT GRAY OWL, TWP Rd 240 SW of Water Valley (2, 1 km. S of Water Valley (1), Ron Kube
–WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, just E of Shannon Terrace in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Al and Helga Borgardt

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday May 7.

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