Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Oct 25

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

Carol Coulter has a SONG SPARROW in her yard in Calgary Southview this week and COMMON REDPOLLS have been reported by several observers throughout the week

OCT 22

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER – female on Glenmore Reservoir – Gus Yaki and FFCPP
BUFFLEHEAD – 1200, as above
VARIED THRUSH – 1, as above

OCT 23

BLACK SCOTER – flock of 6 immature/females at Glenmore Reservoir and a single immature Surf Scoter were just off point northeast of Sailing Club – seen by Ray Werschler in early afternoon; late afternoon sighting by Dan Arndt 150 yds west of the platform in the middle of the bay
CLARKE’S GREBE – on large pond at Carburn Park – seen by Bob Storms at 9:30 am and again by Andrew Hart at 6pm
SCOTERS – at least 20 White-winged or Surf Scoters at Glenmore Reservoir – RW
VARIED THRUSH – at home of John Koper? east of the Hwy 24 Bridge at Carseland.

OCT 24

HOODED MERGANSER – 31 at Elliston Park – Terry Korolyk
CLARKE’S GREBE – still on pond in Carburn Park – Sandra Savage, Bob Storms
MEW GULL – adult at Carburn Park – BS
DUNLIN – at the point just north of the parking area at Weed Lake on Hwy 560 at Langdon – TK

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon Oct 29.


Bird Study Group meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm 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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