Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Oct 18

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


Oct. 6

–COMMON CRANE, seen with Sandhill Cranes at Dead Horse lake just east of Hussar. Photos taken. Not seen since then.


–NORTHERN GOSHAWK(imm), Griffith Woods, by Steve Kassai
–WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, in yard of Carol Coulter, Calgary

Oct. 15

–CHUKAR(2),Signal Hill Drive above Battalion Park,
–WHITE-WINGED SCOTER(2), Glenmore Reservoir, E.side, by Gus Yaki et al.
–SURF SCOTER(2), same as above. Still there on Oct. 18.

Oct. 17

–FORSTER’S TERN (imm),pond N.of MacKenzie Towne Blvd,by J. Gatten.
–OSPREY, Glenmore Res., by GY.
–ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD, coming to a feeder in Bowness. Been coming to the feeder since June. Anyone wishing to see the bird, call Terry at 403-254-1878.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon. Oct.22 .


Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm in Room 211 of the BioSciences Building, U of C

WEDNESDAY, NOV 7, 7:30PM – DANIEL ARNDT AND DAVID PUGH will share their experiences with technology in the world of birding.

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