RBA CAlgary AB Jul 31 2006 Correction
From: Chris Havard [mailto:ckhavard@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 7:24 PM
Subject: RBA CAlgary AB Jul 31 2006 Correction
The RBA should read HOODED CROW and not house crow.
From: Chris Havard [mailto:ckhavard@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 6:02 PM
To: 'birdwest@...'; Albertabird@yahoogroups.com;
Subject: RBA CAlgary AB Jul 31 2006
* Alberta (Canada)
* Calgary, AB
* Jul 31, 2006
- Birds mentioned
Hotline: City of Calgary and Calgary Field Naturalists' Society's Bird
Number: (403) 221-4519
To Report: (403) 221-4519
Coverage: Southern Alberta
Compiler: Terry Korolyk
Transcriber: Chris Havard (ckhavard@...)
This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday, July 31 at 10:45am
A pair of VIRGINIA RAILS may have bred in the marshy area below the dam at
McGregor Lake this year. Wilf Schurig has reported that he has observed and
photographed the birds over the past couple of weeks at that location but
that he has not seen the birds in recent visits. This is the second report
of the species in southern Alberta this year; a bird was heard calling below
the observation area at the Banff Cave and Basin Marsh earlier in the
summer. McGregor Lake is just west of Milo on Hwy 542. For more
information on the birds, call Wilf Schurig at 938-4780.
A CASPIAN TERM was seen on the Bow River at the north end of the Inglewood
Bird Sanctuary in Calgary on July 30. The bird was seen there by Roland
Guenther at 12:30pm.
The first HUDSONIAN GODWIT of the fall shore and wading bird season in our
area has been seen. Terry Korolyk observed a mostly breeding-plumaged bird
at a large slough on Twp Rd 273 approximately a kilomatre east of Hwy 9 at
Irriciana on Saturday, July 29. The bird was in a flock of over 50 MARBLED
GODWITS and assorted other shorebirds which included 6 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.
Terry also reported other species of shorebirds were in fairly good numbers
and variety in the Irricana Sloughs on this day. Terry also reported the
adult TRUMPETER SWAN that was at McElroy Slough through July was still there
on July 29. McElroy Slough is on Inverlake Road off Hwy One at the north
end of Chestermere Lake.
A male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at feeders at Rafter 6 Ranch
when it was seen by Bill Wilson on July 29. The Ranch is just south of the
Hwys 1-1X junction at Bow Valley Prov. Park. Bill reported the same day 8 -
10 RED CROSSBILLS on the hill above Hwy 40 on Hwy 68, while Jason Rogers
watched 40 RED CROSSBILLS last week at Vermilion Lakes in Banff National
A HOODED CROW has apparently been in Whitecourt, northern Alberta for at
least a year. Those interested in more details can call Ken Havard in
Calgary at 242-0664.
BIRD STUDY GROUP: Meets the first Wednesday of each month except June thru
August when field trips replace the meetings. Meetings are held in Room 211
of the Biosciences Bldg at U of C at 7:30pm. Next meeting will be on
September 6. Contact Phil Cram 228-4142.
BIRD FIELD TRIPS
Tue Aug 1, 7am: Elbow River Bird Survey. Meet Stanley Park, on 42 Av SW,
just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, drive back. (3.5hrs). Call
leaders, A. Pelzer/G. Yaki, 243-2248 to ensure vehicle space for return.
Tue Aug 1, 6:30pm: Bird Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, E. end of 9 Av SE. Leader,
Bruce Barnetson, 246-1329.
Sat Aug 5, 8am: Bird E side of Bow River. Meet Southland Park to carpool to
Mallard Point, walk back. Leader, Jim St. Laurent, 246-6314.
Sat Aug 5, 6pm: Four species of Gentians in Weaselhead. Meet parking lot, 37
St & 66 Av SW. Leader, Gus Yaki, 243-2248.
Sun Aug 6, 8am: Early Autumn Migrants, Inglewood Sanctuary, E end of 9 Av
SW. Leader, Nimali Seneviratne, 265-8750.
Mon Aug 7, 9:30am: Alberta Heritage Day. Botany of Edgemont Ravines Park.
From Shaganappi Tr, go W on Country Hills Blvd to 1st left (Edgebrook Blvd),
continue 2 blocks to parking lot on left. Leader, Linda Vaxvick, 239-9434.
Tue Aug 8, 6:30pm: Bird Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, E end of 9 Av SE. Leader,
Jeff Bank, 271-1848.
Sat Aug 12, 8am: Bird Bebo Grove, FCPP, S. end of 24 St SW. Leader, Al
Sun Aug 13, 7:15am: Bird Frank Lake - all day. Meet Anderson LRT (Macleod
Tr) S of pedestrian overpass. Leader, Ian Halladay, 282-1420.
Tue Aug 15, 6:30pm: Confluence Park for Black-crowned Night-Herons, etc. at
Aug 19, 8am: Bird Beaverdam Flats Park. Meet S parking lot (Lynnview Rd, S
of 62 Av SE). N from Glenmore Tr at 18 St SE, then left. Leader, Al
Sun Aug 20, 7:30am: Bird Wyndham/Carseland Park. Meet at Anderson LRT
(Macleod Tr.) S. of pedestrian overpass. Leader, Brian Elder, 374-1571.
Tue Aug 22, 6:30pm: Autumn warblers, Hull's Wood, FCPP, off Bow Bottom Tr,
beyond Park HQ. Leaders, Dick/Lenora Flynn, 271-1269.
Sat Aug 26, 8am: Autumn birding. Meet Burnsmead parking lot off Bow Bottom
Tr SE, turning left just before entering FCPP. Leader, Tony Timmons,
Sun Aug 27, 9:30am: Nature walk, Weaselhead. Meet parking lot, 37 St & 66 Av
SW. Leader, Gus Yaki, 243-2248. Parking lot, Beddington Tr & Beddington Blvd
NE. Leaders, Sue/Russ Costello, 271-6858.
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a City of Calgary Natural Environment Park.
Staff offer information, courses and field trips relating to natural
history. For information, call (403) 221-4500.
Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (Nature Calgary) promotes the observation
, study and conservation of the native habitat through lectures, field trips
and collection of scientific data. For membership or event information,
email cfns@... or visit the website at www.naturecalgary.com
<http://www.naturecalgary.ca/> . CFNS publishes a monthly newsletter, CFNS
News, available on the website. "A Birdfinding Guide to the Calgary
Region", ed. Joan F. McDonald (CFNS, 1993) is out of print. Copies are no
longer available from CFNS.
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