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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Dec 22

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, us email us at zoxox@shaw.ca  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.

This report was prepared on Thursday December 22.

Bird Sightings

Several Christmas bird counts over the last week produced some interesting birds as follows:

December 18, Calgary bird count produced 69 species, including the following species of interest: AMERICAN PIPIT (first ever for the count); GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-INCH ( second ever for the count); CANVASBACK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, NORTHERN HARRIER, HARRIS’S SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, COMMON GRACKLE, RED-TAILED HAWK, LONG-TAILED DUCK, HARLEQUIN DUCK AND AMERICAN DIPPER.

December 20, High River count produced a record 56 species, including the following species of interest: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, TUNDRA SWAN, PEREGRINE FALCON , and COMMON MERGANSER, all a first for the count. Five species of owls included LONG-EARED AND NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL.

December 18:
–KILLDEER: Up to 12 different birds were seen by three different parties along the Bow River; near the 22x bridge; at Policeman’s Flats; and two at Griffith’s Woods along the Elbow River.

December 19:
–NORTHERN HAWK OWL(1), just W. of Turner Valley along Hwy.546; by Andrew Slater
–GOLDEN EAGLE (imm), 1km. S. of Turner Valley along 208 Str., by AS.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, December 26.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: April 18

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary?  If it is a species on this Reportable_Birds list (PDF), please report it to the  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 us at zoxox@shaw.ca . 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.

This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday, April 18, at 10:20 am.

SIGHTINGS FOR

Sunday, April 17

–SNOW GOOSE (50 – 60) – seen flying low along Hwy 1A W of Cochrane near the Grand Valley Rd junction by Joan & Malcolm McDonald.

–COMMON LOON (3) – at Seebe pond W of Cochrane where Hwy 1X crosses the Bow River by J&MM.

–RED-NECKED GREBES (6) – on the Bow River upstream from the bridge at Morley just S of Hwy 1A by J&MM.

–MOURNING DOVE – reported at a feeder NE of High River by Greg Wagner.

–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – several seen at the Beaver ponds at the 2nd Vermilion Lake in Banff NP by J&MM.

–VARIED THRUSH – several as above by J&MM.

Saturday, April 16

–COOPER’S HAWK (1) – reported E of Red Deer Lake Meat Packers just S of Hwy 22X  S of Calgary by Terry Korolyk.

–RED-TAILED HAWK (HARLAN’S) – W of Hwy 773 SW of Calgary by TK.

–AMERICAN KESTREL – reported by several observers in the Calgary area the past few days.

–THAYER’S GULL (4th cycle) – at Sheperd Landfill in SE Calgary by TK.

–TREE SWALLOW – reported by several observers in and around Calgary the past few days.

–RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – reported in Weaselhead Park in SW Calgary by Gus Yaki and FFCPP group.

–AMERICAN TREE SPARROW – reported by numerous observers passing through Calgary and area in large numbers the past week.

–DARK-EYED JUNCO – as above.

–WESTERN MEADOWLARK – reported by several observers in the Calgary area the past week.

–YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD – a pair reported by Shirley Hartig in her yard NE of High River.

–COMMON GRACKLE – reported in the Willow Park and Mapleridge subdivisions of SE Calgary and also NE of High River.

Friday, April 15

–YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (1 male) – seen at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in SE Calgary by Mike Potter. This is the first report of this species in our area this Spring.

Bird Alert March 31

Welcome to the City of Calgary and CFNS Bird Alert. This report was
prepared on Thursday,March 31, at 10pm. To report a bird sighting,call
403-221-4519 and leave a message after the recording.

SIGHTINGS FOR:

Monday, March 28
–FRANKLIN’S GULL(2),Frank Lake
–AMERICAN COOT(1), same as above
–LESSER SCAUP(1m), same as above
–RING-NECKED DUCK(1m), same as above
–VARIED THRUSH(1m), North Haven backyard
–SHORT-EARED OWL((12), Frank Lake
–PRAIRIE FALCON(1) Frank Lake

Tuesday, March 29
–GLAUCOUS GULL(1st.yr.), Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
–NORTHERN HAWK OWL(1)Votier’s Flats, Fish Creek PP

Wednesday, March 30
–WOOD DUCK(1), Elbow River, Votier’s Flats,Fish Creek PP
–PRAIRIE FALCON(1) south cliffs of Bearspaw dam, Calgary
–EUROPEAN STARLING(10,000-20,000) 4 km. north of High River
Posted by Pat Bumstead