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 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.
This report was prepared on Monday December 26.
October – December 26: –RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER: Around since October 2011, the woodpecker continues to be seen in the same location as previously reported, in High River.
–NORTHERN HAWK OWL: Just west of Turner Valley along Hwy.546. Seen previously on Dec. 19.
–NORTHERN SHRIKE: Glenmore Reservoir, south escarpment W.of yacht club. By Bill Wilson.
–EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE: Deer River Green, SE Calgary, by Dave Breckon.
–PEREGRINE FALCON: W. of Black Diamond.
–TUNDRA SWAN(1): Frank Lake. Previously reported from the High River CBC.
Dec. 25: –VARIED THRUSH:(1), seen in yard of Bob Lefebvre in SE Calgary.
Dec.26: –SNOWY OWL(3), east of Calgary, by Terry Korolyk.
The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday, December 29.