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Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 16

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 Albert was recorded on May 16, 2011.

MAY 12

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – 2 seen in the west end of Glenmore Reservoir by Gus Yaki and the Friends of Fish Creek PP Society (FCCPPS)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – 30 seen as above
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – 1 seen by David Pugh at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (IBS)
SANDHILL CRANE – 2 at Winchell Lake reported by Ron Kube

MAY 13

SAGE THRASHER – one reported and photographed on private restricted access property moving along a fence along a range road east of Milo
YELLOW WARBLER – reported by Cedric and Robin Hitchon at Carburn Park
MEW GULL – adult at the west end of Glenmore Reservoir reported by Bill Wilson

MAY 14

STILT SANDPIPER – 26 reported by BW at the slough on TRd 232 east of the railroad tracks at Shepard
BLACK-NECKED STILT – 4 as above
WHITE-FACED IBIS – 1 as above
UPLAND SANDPIPER – on RR 250 at the southwest corner of Eagle Lake by Howard Heffler and Tony Timmons
NASHVILLE WARBLER – seen by Jim Davis at Hay Meadow at the Mt. Lorette Hawk watch site
SORA – heard by Terry Korolyk east of Shepard

MAY 14-15 (WEEKEND)

SANDERLING – in the Taber area reported by Lloyd Bennett
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT – 2 reports in our area
BROWN THRASHER – reported over the weekend
SPRAGUE’S PIPIT – as above
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE – as above
BALTIMORE ORIOLE – as above
SPOTTED TOWHEE – as above

MAY 15

TREE SWALLOW – thousands seen by TK along the Bow River in east Fish Creek PP
BANK SWALLOW – as above
CASPIAN TERN – 2 seen by BW at the west end of Glenmore Reservoir
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE – 2 seen by TK in balsam poplars south of the Bankside parking lot in east Fish Creek PP

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu May 19.

Rare Bird Alert: May 12

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 Thursday May 12 at 10 am.

Bird Sightings

Early May (1?):
WESTERN PALM WARBLER at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Spring Migration Monitoring/banding.

May 6:
GRAY CATBIRD, IBS as above.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (3), Kitsum Reservoir, near Brooks, Dwight Knapik.

May 9:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, FCPP, Votier’s Flat, Terry Korolyk.
SAY’S PHOEBE, CINNAMON TEAL, 2 WESTERN GREBES at South Glenmore Park, Gus Yaki

May 10:
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, Hull’s Wood, WESTERN WOOD PEEWEE, Mallard Pt. FCPP, TK.
LEAST FLYCATCHER, Bowmont Pk, Dwight Knapik.
EURASIAN WIGEON, west end Glenmore Reservoir, GY

May 11:
GLAUCOUS GULL(adult), THAYER’S GULL (1st yr)west end Glenmore Res., TK.
HOUSE WREN, IBS, as above.
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, flying over Talisman centre, Ian Halliday.
SAGE THRASHER, near Taber, Lloyd Bennett.

May 12:
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS (11), YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS(45), LINCOLN’S SPARROWS (12), IBS as above.

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon May 16.