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
Bird Sightings Nov 26 report
COMMON GOLDENEYE x BUFFLEHEAD 2 female, boat launch Hull’s Wood, FCPP, Terry Korolyk.
EURASIAN WIGEON 1-2 juv., TUNDRA SWAN, 4 at slough, 3 flying, SW corner McLeod Tr/Hwy 22x, TK.
GREATER SCAUP, 4-5, LESSER x GREATER SCAUP poss. Elliston Pk, TK.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, Beaverdam Flats, Kingsley Blades, NC field trip.
GREATER SCAUP (4-5), Pine Coulee Res. TK.
SONG SPARROW, Bearspaw, NW Calgary, Sally Quon.
SONG SPARROW, AMERICAN DIPPER, WILSON’S SNIPE, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS (00), FCPP west of Mcleod Tr overpass, Gus Yaki & FFCPP.
BROWN CREEPER, Votiers Flats, Janet Gill.
BROWN CREEPER, Southview, Calgary, Carol Coulter.
Bird Sightings- Nov 29 report:
–RED-TAILED HAWK(dark morph), Banff golf course; WILSON’S SNIPE, Cave and Basin marsh, Banff; THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, VARIED THRUSH, and AMERICAN DIPPER, Fenland Tr.,Banff;
–PURPLE-FINCH, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, SPOTTED TOWHEE, Exshaw, Barrier Mtn. Dr.
–TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, Kananaskis country;
All the above seen recently by Nick Saunders
–PRAIRIE FALCON, Panorama Rd, N. of Calgary, by Eddie M.
–SNOWY OWL, Twp.Rd. 274 and RR 280, by Doug McQueen.
–AMERICAN DIPPER, Elbow River in Fish Creek PP, W. of Votier’s flats, by Bill Wilson.
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon. Dec.3 .