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Rare Bird Alert: June 13

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (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, 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 Bird Alert was recorded on Monday June 13 at 10:20 am.

Bird Sightings:

June 9:
LUZULI BUNTING (male) in the yard of Michael Woertman, Wintergreen Est. Bragg Creek.
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (male) for 4 days, as above.
Unidentifed HUMMINGBIRD, south Glenmore Pk, Gus Yaki and FFCPP.
YELLOW RAIL , Horse Creek Rd slough about 9 km N of Hwy 1A, Dwight Knapik.
WHOOPING CRANE (3) flying over Okotoks, Keri Kesha.

June 11:
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (2 males) at Country Garden Greenhouse, L. Springbank Rd. Laurie Moore.
RED-TAIL HAWK, rufous morph. east of McElroy Slough, east of Chestermere Lake, Terry Korolyk.
Sterna TERN sp. at Chestermere Lake west side, TK.
WESTERN GREBE, at Chestermere Lake east side, TK.
CASPIAN TERN (pair) west end of Glenmore Res,have been there most of May, TK.

June 12:
RED-TAILED HAWK (dark morph) that was in the Raven Rocks area of FCPP through May, was at Votier’s Flats parking. TK.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 16.

Rare Bird Alert: June 6

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (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, 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 Monday June 6.

May 28/29
–CAPE MAY WARBLER(11), Brown-Lowery PP, May species count weekend.
No further details.

June 4
–WESTERN SANDPIPER(2),Twp Rd 232, 1.5km W.of Hwy.297, by Terry Korolyk.

June 5
–LARK BUNTING(F&M),Grassy field of Tsu Tina Reserve, S.Glenmore Res.700m.W.on paved footpath accessed from the parking lot W.end of 90Ave.

June 6
–OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER(2),along Twp Rd 290 near Winchell Lake, by Andrew Slater.
–BLUE-HEADED VIREO(1),Twp Rd 290 and Rge Rd.52 by AS.
–CONNECTICUT WARBLER(1), same location as above, by AS.
–LE CONTE’S SPARROW(3), Horse Creek Rd, 10km.N.of Hwy 1a.by AS.
–NELSON’S SPARROW(3A), same location and observer as above.
–SWAMP SPARROW(1), Twp Rd 290 near Winchell Lake, by AS.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, June 6.

Rare Bird Alert: June 2

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is on this Reportable_Birds (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, 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, June 2.

May 29
— LARK BUNTING, One on 402Ave.SW,E.of 288, W.of Millarville, by Terry Korolyk. One W.of Nanton along Meridian Rd, by Mike T.
— BOBOLINK(2)(M),W.of Nanton along Meridian Rd, by M.T.

May 29/30
— SABINE’S GULL(30),SE Frank Lk. Bob Worona. For details, call Bob at 403-984-7655.
— MEW GULL, Glenmore Reservoir, reporter not known.

May 31
— RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, in backyard of Richard Rappel, High River.
— WESTERN KINGBIRD, La Farge meadows, E.Fish Creek PP, by Dave Vernon.

June 1
— BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, S.Glenmore park, west end, Ray Wershler et.al.
— LARK BUNTING, Fish Creek PP,west of Votier’s Flats , by Peter Roxburgh.

Other recent reports included a BOBOLINK SE of Frank Lk. and a LARK
SPARROW N.of Strathmore. No details available on these reports.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Monday, June 6.

Rare Bird Alert: May 30

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is a species on this  Reportable Birds (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, 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 Monday May 30.

May 27
— ARCTIC TERN, Cattleland Slough, Yousif Attia, Ilya Povalyaev
— LAZULI BUNTING, southwest Calgary, Margaret Brunner, Rob Shifanski(?)

May 28
— PACIFIC LOON, Cold Lake, Tom Hince & Paul Pratt
— TURKEY VULTURE, Fish Creek PP, Gus Yaki group
— SABINE’S GULL 80+, Cold Lake, TH & PP
— ARCTIC TERN, Cold Lake, TH & PP
— COMMON NIGHTHAWK, Wyndham – Carseland PP, Andrew Hart
— YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, Mallard Point (Calgary), Bill Wilson
— OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, Confederation Park (Calgary), BW
— WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Fish Creek PP, GY

May 29
— VIRGINIA RAIL, Eagle Lake, Lenora & Dick Flynn
— SABINE’S GULL 9, Frank Lake, Ian Halladay, Bruce Barnetson, Dave Gibson
— COMMON NIGHTHAWK, Carburn Park (Calgary), Louise & Michael Geldorp

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday June 2.

Rare Bird Alert: May 24

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is a species on this Reportable_Birds (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, 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 Bird Alert was recorded on Monday May 23.

Bird Sightings:

May 18:
2 WHITE-FACED IBIS at wetlands on Hwy 567 between Airdrie & Hwy 791, John Corbin.
EURASIAN-COLLARED DOVE pairs at Patricia and Duchess, Lois Martin and Arlene Torkeson.

May 19:
2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on Glenmore Res., Jeff Banks.
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (or a hybrid ) between Airdrie and Irricana, Doug McQueen.

May 20:
4 CASPIAN TERNS at Glenmore Res., Bill Wilson.
A WILLOW FLYCATCHER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, SWAINSON’S THRUSHES (10) at IBS,
banding project.
BLACKPOLL WARBLERS(3), SWAINSON’S THRUSH (7), ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, RED-EYED
VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, EASTERN & WESTERN KINGBIRDS, WESTERN TANAGER, CALLIOPE
HUMMINGBIRD between IBS and Glenmore Res, Bill Wilson.

May 21:
GLOSSY IBIS or GLOSSY/WHITE-FACED hybrid feeding with WHITE-FACED IBIS at Third Lake, 224 St SE approx. 1-2 km south of Hwy 552, Terry Korolyk.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER at IBS, Bill Wilson.

May 22:
An unidentified HUMMINGBIRD at Priddis, unknown observer.
An albinistic SWAINSON’S HAWK, Hwy 560 east of Hwy 24, TK.

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is on Thursday May 26.

Rare Bird Alert: May 19

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary? If it is a species on this Reportable_Birds (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, 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 Bird Albert was recorded on May 19, 2011.

MAY 15

BLACK TERN – 6 reported by Dwight Knapik at the Calgary Zoo’s private facility just southeast of Calgary
RED KNOT – 2 by Richard Clarke at Kitsim Reservoir located in the southwest corner of the intersection of Hwys 36 and 539
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – 130 as above

MAY 16

SWAINSON’S THRUSH – Peter Roxburgh had one in his yard in Lake Bonavista

MAY 17

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD – one seen in Weaselhead by Dwight Knapik
ROCK WREN – at Kinbrook Island Prov Park near Brooks, by RC
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER ( Audubon subspecies) – Corinne Griffon saw a male at Rge Rd 35 and Twp Rd 320 NE of Cremona
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – reported by Bill Wilson at the west end of Glenmore Reservoir
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – 6 reported as above
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – 25 as above
CASPIAN TERN – Terry Korolyk saw 2 at Glenmore Reservoir
GOLDEN EAGLE – 1 on Nose Hill reported by Gus Yaki
TURKEY VULTURE – 2 reported flying over Willowpark subdivision, seen by Matthew Sim

GLAUCOUS-WINGED-HERRING GULL hybrid – 1st yr reported by TK at Glenmore Reservoir

MAY 18

RED KNOT – 30 reported by RC at Kitsim Reservoir
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – 400 as above
LARK SPARROW – 1 reported at Kinbrook Island PP by RC
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH – GY and a Nature Calgary group saw one at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
BARN SWALLOW – several reports in the Calgary area

The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Mon May 23.

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.