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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Dec 6

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

Bird Sightings:

Nov 29:
EURASIAN WIGEON, female, slough at Hwy 2A/22x, Terry Korolyk.
RED CROSSBILLS (100), west end UofC, Hank Vanderpol.

Nov 30:
WESTERN MEADOWLARK, Mallard Pt, FCPP, Janet Gill/ NC field trip.

Dec 1:
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, male, Ajax Coulee, Medicine Hat, Elaine & Milt Spitzer.
ESTERN BLUEBIRD, male and female, as above, Barry & Judy Anderson.
DARK-EYED JUNCOS (10), Queen’s Park Cemetary, Bill Wilson.
REDHEADS (20), RING-NECKED DUCK, GREATER SCAUP, LESSER SCAUP x REDHEAD, Policeman’s Flats, SE of Dunbow Rd, TK.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, Lake Minnewanka, Banff NP, Joan & Malcolm MacDonald.
NORTHERN HAWK OWL, Lookout Parking lot,Barrier Lake, Kananaskis, J&M M.
LONG-TAILED DUCK, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, PIED-BILLED GREBE, Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Colton Prins.
SNOWY OWL, flyover, Elbow River survey, Gus Yaki.

Dec 2:
CAPE MAY WARBLER, Medford Place, SW Calgary, Liz Sargeant.
HARRIS’S SPARROW, Wyndam-Carseland PP, J&M M.
LINCOLN’S SPARROW (2), SONG SPARROW, Botteril Bottom Rd, Lethbridge, CP.
RING-NECKED DUCK (2), GREATER SCAUP (2), AMERICAN COOT (2), south of Calf Robe Bridge, Rob Worona.

Dec. 1
PRAIRIE FALCON, TwpRd 314 and RR 260, by Corine Griffin

Dec. 2
PILEATED WOODPECKER and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, Glenmore/Weaselhead natural area, by Gus Yaki et al.

Dec. 3
HOARY REDPOLL, yard of Shonna Macleod in Breaside area of Calgary.

Dec. 4
TUNDRA SWAN(1), TRUMPETER SWAN(1), CACKLING GOOSE(2),GREEN-WINGED TEAL(F), NORTHERN PINTAIL(M), REDHEAD(7), RING-NECKED DUCK(M),GREATER SCAUP(2), LESSER SCAUP(7), AMERICAN COOT(1),KILLDEER(1), RED-TAILED HAWK(light morph). All seen by Bill Wilson on or near the Bow River between Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Carburn Park.

Dec. 5
BOHEMIAN WAXWING(200), Glenmore/Weaselhead area,Calgary, by GY et al.
AMERICAN ROBIN(50), same as above.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Dec.10.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 29

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

Bird Sightings Nov 26 report

Nov 23:
COMMON GOLDENEYE x BUFFLEHEAD 2 female, boat launch Hull’s Wood, FCPP, Terry Korolyk.

Nov 24:
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.

Nov 25:
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

Nov. 23
–PRAIRIE FALCON, Panorama Rd, N. of Calgary, by Eddie M.

Nov. 25
–SNOWY OWL, Twp.Rd. 274 and RR 280, by Doug McQueen.

Nov. 26
–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 .

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 19

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

Bird Sightings:

Nov 17:
COMMON x BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (2) males , RED-BREASTED MERGANSER,above the Carseland Weir, Terry Korolyk.
GYRFALCON, gray morph, north of Frank Lake, Ron Kube.
HARLAN’S HAWK, Bebo Grove. FCPP. ?
COMMON GRACKLE, yard in Marlborough, Dorothy Johnston.
AMERICAN DIPPER, Big Hill Springs PP, Sally Quon.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, albinistic, Hwy 8 west, George Halmazna.
MEW GULL, THAYER’S GULL, IBS, Ilya Povalyaev.

Nov 18:
WESTERN MEADOWLARK, MEW GULL (3), THAYER’S GULL, 2nd yr, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (5), IBS, Dan Arndt.
PILEATED WOODPECKER, amelanistic, Doc Mills/Burnt Timber Rds, NW of Water Valley, Tim Allison.
MEW GULL (2), Carburn Pk, Bob Storms.
PRAIRIE FALCON, 5 miles e of Rockyford, Thomas Glen.
LONG-TAILED DUCK, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, GREATER SCAUP, Pine Coulee Res, Howard Heffler, Tony Timmons.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Nov 22.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 15

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

Nov. 12

–STELLAR’S JAY, seen around Bragg Creek for past two weeks, by Michael Woertman.
–SNOWY OWL(2),Twp.Rd.262 and RR255, by Eddie Matoud.
–NORTHERN PYGMY OWL,Powderface Tr.,Mt.McDougall Memorial parking lot, by Dan Arndt.
–SURF SCOTER(imm),Pinde Coulee Res., by Terry Korolyk
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER(imm), same as above, by TK.

Nov.13
–TOWNSEND SOLITAIRE, Bebo Grove, FCPP, by Gus Yaki et al. Also seen there on the 14th.

Nov. 14
–MEW GULL, IBS, by DA. North end.
–NORTHERN PINTAIL/MALLARD hybrid, by TK, SW corner 22x and McLeod Tr.
–DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT,Bow River, Beaverdam Flats,by Bill Wilson.
–GREATER SCAUP(f), same as above, by BW.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Mon. Nov. 19th .

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 12

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

Bird Sighting

Nov 6:
PACIFIC LOON, SURF SCOTER, female, south end of Tilley Res. east of Brooks, Robert Warple.
GYRFALCON, dark morph, west of Vauxhall, RW.

Nov 8:
SNOWY OWL, Cross Iron Blvd, east side of Hwy 2, Anthony Miller.

Nov 9:
HARRIS’ SPARROW, 4 miles s of Okotoks, Wendy Adam.
CASSIN’S FINCH male, Wintergreen Woods Est. Bragg Cr., canuckbirder.

Nov 10:
SHORT-EARRED OWL, GREAT GRAY OWL, nw of Cochrane between Grand Valley Rd/Twp Rd 280/Jack Eby Rd/ Hwy 579, Dan Arndt.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, WESTERN GREBE Beaverdam Flats, Gus Yaki/FFCPP.
TUNDRA SWANS (2), Bowness Pk, k25jh, and 2 at SW corner McLeod Tr/Hwy 22x, Terry
Korolyk.

Nov 11:
TUNDRA SWANS (2), Beaverdam Flats, GY etc.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday Nov 15.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 8

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

Bird Sightings:

–ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD(F), been seen for some weeks at a feeder at 4919-21Str.SW. by Lloyd and Barbara Trevors.

–RED-TAILED HAWK(HARLAN’S), at RR43 S.of the George Fox Trail N.of Cochrane, by Ron Kube. One was also seen on Nov.5th at Beaverdam Flats by Gus Yaki et al. Nov. 5

–LONG-TAILED DUCK(5) Glenmore Reservoir below the rowing club,by Sandra Savage.

–BLACK SCOTER(F or Imm) Glenmore Res., east bay, by Ray Wershler. Nov. 7

–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER(F), Bow River at Beaverdam Flats, by GY et al.

–THAYER’S GULL(1st yr.), Bow River about .5km N.of 22x bridge at a rocky point, by Terry Korolyk.

Rare Bird Alert Calgary: Nov 1

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

Bird Sightings:

Oct 28:
SHORT-EARRED OWL at Twp Rd 252, Jumping Pound area, Gord Smith.

Oct 29:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (2), adult male SURF SCOTER, Glenmore Res. Bill Wilson.
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Ellliston Pk, Gus Yaki, FFCPP.
PALM WARBLER in Queensland SE Calgary, Odel Duncan.
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (2), Gus Yaki etc. Carburn Pk.

Oct 30:
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, Elliston Pk, GY etc.
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, SURF SCOTERS (2), Glenmore Res. BW.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (3), Elliston Pk, GY etc., and 2 Bow River, Hull’s Wood, Jeff Bank.
THAYER’S GULLS (2) 1st yr, 22X bridge, Terry Korolyk.

Oct 31:
NORTHEREN SAW-WHET OWL OR BOREAL OWL, NW Calgary, Robert Nelson.
RED-THROATED LOON, Glenmore Res. David Pugh.

Nov 1:
RED-THROATED LOON at a slough 22X/Hwy2, TK.

SNOW BUNTINGS have been reported.(date ?)
SAVANNAH SPARROW, S Calgary, Carol Coulter (date ?).

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday Nov 5.

The next meeting of the Nature Calgary Bird Study Group will be held on Wednesday November 07 in Room 211 of the Biosciences Building of the University of Calgary. Doors are open at 7:00 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

Dan Arndt and David Pugh, both members of the BSG advisory group, will be sharing their experiences with technology in the field of birding.