Rare Bird Alert Calgary: July 30

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.

Compiled by Terry Korolyk

July 26:
–SAY’S PHOEBE, Fish Creek Prov. Prk., near bridge #9, by Matthew Simm.

July 27:
–RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD(f) and young on nest, Votier’s Flats, FCPP, by MS.

July 28 and July 29:
–WESTERN SANDPIPER(1), slough along Hwy.560, just W.of Hwy.24, by Terry Korolyk.

–SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER(1), same location as above, by TK, and two seen there on July 29 by Andrew Slater’

–BLACK-HEADED GULL, adult,seen first on July 20 at Pakowki Lake, on the causeway through the NW arm of the Lake, and then flying towards main Lake, Jukka Jantunen (photos taken). Seen there the next morning(July 21) and July 23. Likely Alberta’s first record. Last reported by Ken and Chris Havard on July 29.

–AMERICAN BITTERN, Calgary Zoo private ranch, by Dwight Knapik.

–PEREGRINE FALCON, west end Weed lake off Twp.Rd. 240, by AS.

Next report of the Rare Bird Alert Thursday Aug 2.

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