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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
TRUMPETER SWAN – adult on large marsh on east side of Hwy 22, 1 km south of the Plummer’s Road Junction, Terry Korolyk observed its presence all summer
RED PHALAROPE – 4 juveniles seen by Tony Timmons, Al Borgardt and Howard Heffler on a slough near the Brant Hutterite Colony west of Hwy 804;
RED PHALAROPE – 1 juvenile seen by TK 1 km south of Hwy 552 on 304 St East
RED-TAILED HAWK – adult female rufous morph at Votier’s Flats seen by TK , noted there for 3rd consecutive season
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon Aug 13.