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Pyrrhuloxia,©Barry Kent Mackay

7 Mar Signs of Spring ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
7 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat. 07Mar2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
7 Mar Frank Lake and a report on gulls ["'Daniel Arndt' danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
7 Mar Henderson Lake & Park Lake PP - March 7th ["'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
7 Mar Nature Calgary Field Trip. Weaselhead Natural Area, Magpie Dispersal. 6:45-10:am. Sat. March 7/15 ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
07 Mar RE: Cold Lake Area ["tzurowski AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
7 Mar RE: Cold Lake Area ["'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" ]
07 Mar Pine Grosbeaks ["Bill Benford bill.benford AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
07 Mar Cold Lake Area ["tzurowski AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
07 Mar Eurasian widgeon ["mchagel AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" ]
07 Mar Bald Eagle(s) Nesting at Riverstone ["kenoradave AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" ]
6 Mar Henderson Lake March 6th ["'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
05 Mar Re: Camping info for Brooks May Count ["Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
05 Mar Camping info for Brooks May Count ["Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
5 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1150, Thu, 05Mar2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
5 Mar Canvasbacks ["'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
4 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed, 04Mar2015 ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
4 Mar Birding South of Lethbridge March 04, 2015 [2 Attachments] ["'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
3 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue, 03Mar2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
3 Mar Re: March 2 Calgary Bird Alert ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
3 Mar Local Spanish speaking birder ["Dan A danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
2 Mar March 2 Calgary Bird Alert ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
2 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from Bridge #6, E to edge of woods, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Mon, 02Mar2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
02 Mar Re: Re: Moving Life List to Computer ["Sandra Savage savagebirder AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
2 Mar Re: Moving Life List to Computer ["'Larry Cowan' lawrencecowan AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
01 Mar Rusty Blackbird Identification Tips ["jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" ]
2 Mar New to eBird? Submitting records for Rusty Blackbird Blitz ["James Fox jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" ]
01 Mar Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz ["jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" ]
2 Mar Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz ["James Fox jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" ]
01 Mar Re: Moving Life List to Computer ["Steve A Knight steve AT performancesystems.ca [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar Rough-legged Hawks ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
01 Mar Gyr Falcon Adult Grey Phase [1 Attachment] ["bernardtremblay AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, South of 22X, HQ. FCPP, Calgary.1:15-4:pm. Sun. March 1st/15 ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar Elbow River Birding Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Res. Dam, Calgary, 0830-1130, Sun, 01Mar2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq. to the Bow River FCPP, Calgary. 0900-12:05, Sun.1Mar2015. ["'Daniel Arndt' danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar Gyrfalcon - white phase ["Doug Collister doug.collister AT accipiterecological.com [Albertabird]" ]
1 Mar RE: Re: Gyr at end of Winter season ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
01 Mar Re: Gyr at end of Winter season ["kenoradave AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" ]
28 Feb Rusty Blackbirds- Cave and basin [1 Attachment] ["Chris Fisher chris AT chrisfisher.ca [Albertabird]" ]
28 Feb Gyr at end of Winter season ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
28 Feb FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0900-11:40, Sat.28Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
27 Feb FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Thurs.26Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
27 Feb Hybrid Northern Pintail-Mallard ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
25 Feb FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1120, Wed.25Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; FC Hq. and Bankside, FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Tue.24Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary ["ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary [1 Attachment] ["phoyer1 AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary [1 Attachment] ["ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb Saw-whet Owl in Calgary ["phoyer1 AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" ]
24 Feb Northern Saw-whet Owl ["ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
23 Feb February 23 Calgary Bird Alert ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
23 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Boat Launch & Lafarge Meadows, FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Mon.23Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
22 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary. 1:15 - 4:pm. Sunday, Feb 22/15 ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
22 Feb Sikome/Lafage/Burnsmead with Nature Calgary ["wbird7 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
22 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sun22Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
22 Feb RE: Feb. 21 Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
21 Feb Feb. 21 Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
21 Feb Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat20Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
21 Feb Nature Calgary Field Trip, Birding Bowmont Park, NW Calgary. 0900 - 1145am. Sat. Feb 21/15/15 ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
20 Feb Spring Arrivals ["davehawker364 AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" ]
19 Feb Meadowlark at Nanton ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
19 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Thu19Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
18 Feb North and east of Calgary ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
18 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed18Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
18 Feb Winter Road to Ft. Chip report ["Steve A Knight steve AT performancesystems.ca [Albertabird]" ]
17 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue17Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
17 Feb RE: American Robin and European Starling sighting ["'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" ]
17 Feb American Robin and European Starling sighting ["Bill Benford bill.benford AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
17 Feb RE: Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary ["'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" ]
17 Feb Nature Calgary Family Day Birding at Carburn Park ["Dan A danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
16 Feb February 16 Calgary Bird Alert ["Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" ]
16 Feb Re: Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary ["Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" ]
16 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1215, Mon.16Feb2015. ["'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" ]
16 Feb Red-Winged Blackbird ["ken_moore AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
15 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge. 1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15. ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]
15 Feb FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge. 1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15 ["Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" ]

Subject: Signs of Spring
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:59:35 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Just to add to the general mood that Spring is moving closer and closer to us. 
Recent sightings include 8 Canada Geese that looked like they may have been on 
territory along Spring Creek on Highway 552 just west of Okotoks about a week 
ago. The creek was still completely frozen. Canada Geese are pairing off and 
today, Saturday, March 7, we saw a flock of 130 Mallards moving northward 
across Highway 22X southeast of Calgary. Not to say that they were Spring 
migrants, but, maybe they were as the overwintering city of Calgary Mallards 
have pretty much departed. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat. 07Mar2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 20:44:28 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, 
Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat. 07Mar2015. Clear skies and calm, temperatures -2 to 
8°C. 

  1.    Canada Goose-8
  2.  Rock Pigeon-4
  3.    Downy Woodpecker-4
  4.    Hairy Woodpecker-1
  5.    Northern Flicker-2 heard
  6.    Blue Jay-8
  7.    Black-billed Magpie-12
  8.    Common Raven -10
  9.    Black-capped Chickadee-18
10.  Boreal Chickadee-1 heard
11.   Red-breasted Nuthatch-6
12.  White-breasted Nuthatch-8
13. Townsend's Solitaire-1
14.  Bohemian Waxwing -400+
15.  Pine Grosbeak-6+
16. House Finch- heard from the parking lot


Red Squirrel-6
White-tailed Deer-8


Leaders: John Stegeman, Robert Worona, Wayne Walker-403-271-4578
Subject: Frank Lake and a report on gulls
From: "'Daniel Arndt' danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:29:40 -0700
Good evening Alberta birders!

I spent some time at Frank Lake yesterday evening and this morning, then drove 
around in a vain search for either a Prairie or Gyrfalcon at some previously 
reported locations, but sadly didn’t turn up either one. 


I did have some interesting and FOY sightings for myself at Frank Lake on both 
occasions, and an interesting observation this evening on my way home from the 
NW. 


March 6 Frank Lake observations: 

On the lake itself I observed: 

Cackling Goose – 5 (FOS) (individual birds sitting side by side with typical 
moffitti Canada Geese that appeared twice their size as I scanned the edges of 
the ice) 

Canada Goose – 350+
American Wigeon (FOY) – 2 (1 male, 1 female)
Mallard – 200+
Northern Pintail – 1m
Canvasback – 1m, not quite in adult breeding plumage, but close
Common Goldeneye – 65+

On a drive around the lake at sunset and shortly after in search of Short-eared 
Owls, I observed: 


Canada Goose – 150+ (flying down to the lake to rest for the night)
Rock Pigeon – 21 at various farmyards on the 20km loop
Great Horned Owl – 5 (3 different nest locations)
Snowy Owl – 1 juv./female individual
Black-billed Magpie – 65 at what appears to be a regular roosting area. This 
is the third time I’ve seen them flocking to this spot at sunset and after in 
the last month. 

Common Raven – 4
European Starling – 5
House Sparrow – 15+ at various farmyards on the loop

This morning I decided to just condense my observations into a single list 
since I didn’t do a full loop of the lake. It was quite a different story at 
first light this morning! 


Canada Goose – 800+
Tundra Swan (FOS) – 2
Eurasian Wigeon (FOS) – 1m
American Wigeon – 12m
Mallard - 500+
Northern Pintail - 30+
Common Goldeneye - 8+
Gray Partridge – 8+, heard a number of males “barking”, which I think is 
safe to assume is their display/mating call? This is a first for me, but I’ve 
heard this on four different occasions in the past few weeks. 

Bald Eagle – 2 adults, perched on the Osprey/Ferruginous Hawk platform on the 
west end of Frank Lake’s Basin 1, on which there appear to be some sticks 
thrown together. Not sure if this is a new nesting attempt by this pair, or if 
it’s an old nest that was used by something else last season 

California Gull (FOS) – 1
Rock Pigeon – 17 at various farmyards
Great Horned Owl – 1
Black-billed Magpie - 55+ (at the aforementioned roosting area at first light)
Common Raven – 5, most with nesting material
Horned Lark – 30
European Starling – 6
Lapland Longspur – 3 (FOS), heard in flight briefly upon my arrival at Frank 
Lake this morning 

Common Redpoll - 10+, heard
House Sparrow - 25+ at various farmyards

I should note too, that there were a pair of rather hungry looking coyotes that 
flushed just about everything off the lake at around 8:00 this morning, after 
which I headed back to my vehicle. Glad to hear the Eurasian Wigeon at least 
returned to the lake from the report by Bob Storms this morning. 


I then drove west to Hartell, stopping at a few places where Gyrfalcons had 
been reported on eBird so far this year and turned up a whole lot of nothing 
between there and Millarville. I stopped at Millarville Ridge to listen for 
Evening Grosbeaks and found a flock of 15 or so flying between a pair of homes 
on the east end of the trio of cul-de-sacs, which was a nice bonus for me as 
well. 


On my way home this evening, as I was pulling on to Crowchild Trail from 
Memorial Drive I took a glance over at one of the much larger gravel bars just 
west of the Crowchild Trail bridge and my excitement at seeing a single gull 
this morning evaporated as I estimate there were about forty California Gulls 
on the largest gravel bar. Looks like the open water to the south of us and the 
mild winter temperatures lately allowed quite a few of them to move in 
unnoticed this past week! 


Still hurtin’ for a Gyrfalcon,
Good birding.

Daniel Arndt, Calgary
Cell:(403) 836-7405
Web: www.flickr.com/photos/ubermoogle/
Blog; www.birdscalgary.com
Subject: Henderson Lake & Park Lake PP - March 7th
From: "'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:24:55 -0700
This afternoon I made a quick stop at Henderson Lake to check on ice
conditions and see if I could find anything new.  It was a nice sunny day,
+12°C with a light westerly breeze blowing.  I did manage to find a solitary
Ring-billed Gull out on the ice – first of year for me.  A mature Bald Eagle
was perched at the west end surveying the flocks for its next meal.  Canada
Geese, Mallards and Common Goldeneye were in about the same numbers as
reported by me the yesterday.

 

I had time, so drove out to Park Lake PP to see if there was any open water.
The lake is approximately 40% open and waterfowl were there in pretty good
numbers.  Weather conditions were pretty well the same except the breeze had
a bit of chill coming from the NE.  Conservative estimates of birds seen
are:

 

Canada Goose = 1000+

Mallard = 100+

Redhead = 6

Common Goldeneye = 300+

Bald Eagle = 1 mature

American Wigeon = 1 (first of year for me)

Black-billed Magpie = 8

 

Muskrat = 2 (first I’ve seen this year too)

 

 

Ken Orich

Lethbridge

 
Subject: Nature Calgary Field Trip. Weaselhead Natural Area, Magpie Dispersal. 6:45-10:am. Sat. March 7/15
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:20:16 -0700
Nature Calgary Field Trip, Weaselhead Natural Area, Magpie Dispersal,
6:45-10:am. Sat. March 7/15. Sunny with scattered clouds, brisk NW wind, -5
to +5C. 12 participants.

1. Canada Goose - 45
2. Mallard - 16
3. Blue Jay - 11
4. BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE - 149
5. Common Raven - 17
6. Downy Woodpecker - 7
7. Hairy Woodpecker - 3
8. Black-capped Chickadee - 8
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3+
10. Bohemian Waxwing - 50+
11. Dark-eyed Junco - 1
12. House Finch - 11
13. Common Redpoll - 16
14. Pine Grosbeak - 9

White-tailed Deer - 4
Red Squirrel - 3
Coyote - 1
Snowshoe Hare - 1

Leaders: Bernie Diebolt/Janet Gill
Calgary
Subject: RE: Cold Lake Area
From: "tzurowski AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 11:13:52 -0800
Thanks for the info Robert :) Unfortunately our trip is traveling first to the 
Brooks and Medicine Hat areas and then we will likely be heading up north to 
Cold Lake through Saskatchewan. We won't be anywhere near Edmonton. 
Subject: RE: Cold Lake Area
From: "'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:28:57 -0700
Hello Tim

 

Best of luck in your searches. En route, via St Albert, you can see a Blue Jay 
almost any day in our backyard, along with m&f House Finch, BC Chickadee, Downy 
Woodpecker, BB Magpie, and Canadian Raven. That was this morning’s total. 


 

If you are also interested in marsh/shore birds, there is a splendid wetland 35 
minutes NW from here; last year we had a Hudsonian Godwit drop by. We don’t 
usually give detailed directions for bird finds but as a visitor from the Old 
Country (Victoria), I would be glad to help. 


 

Cheers

 

Bob

*moderator* – please forgive me ….

 

Robert (Bob) K. Lane,  

St. Albert, AB

 

 

 

From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: March 7, 2015 10:54 AM
To: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Albertabird] Cold Lake Area

 

  

Hello all . . . . my first post at this chat group. I live in Victoria BC, and 
a friend and I are planning a birding/photography trip to Cold Lake this coming 
June, with the emphasis being on Warblers. I have been there once in the past 
and found Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Canada Warbler, American 
Redstart, Ovenbird, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler & Black & White 
Warbler. Other species that appear to be possible for that area are: 

Northern Waterthrush, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm 
Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Mourning Warbler and 
Connecticut Warbler. The Sibley's Guide suggests they might be found in that 
area. I have been unsuccessful trying to find an online checklist for the area 
that might indicate how common they are, if they breed there or are migrants 
and which species might be found. I know some are going to be much tougher than 
others (i.e. Connecticut) but still nice to know if they are in the general 
area. Would it be possible for anyone to point me to the info for Cold lake, or 
simply respond telling me which species are found in that area and how common 
they might be? Also what week in June (or May) would be the "best bang for the 
buck"? 


Some other species that we are interested in, but not sure if they can be found 
there are: Nelson's Sparrow, Philadelphia Vireo, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 
Alder Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Gray Cheeked Thrush and Blue Jay. 


Much appreiciated :)
Tim Zurowski
Victoria BC

 


Subject: Pine Grosbeaks
From: "Bill Benford bill.benford AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:25:27 -0700
Hi all.
Just a short note on the sighting of a small flock (12-14) Pine 
Grosbeaks this morning.

Bill Benford
SV of South View at Lake Isle, AB


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Subject: Cold Lake Area
From: "tzurowski AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 09:54:14 -0800
Hello all . . . . my first post at this chat group. I live in Victoria BC, and 
a friend and I are planning a birding/photography trip to Cold Lake this coming 
June, with the emphasis being on Warblers. I have been there once in the past 
and found Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Canada Warbler, American 
Redstart, Ovenbird, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler & Black & White 
Warbler. Other species that appear to be possible for that area are: 

Northern Waterthrush, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm 
Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Mourning Warbler and 
Connecticut Warbler. The Sibley's Guide suggests they might be found in that 
area. I have been unsuccessful trying to find an online checklist for the area 
that might indicate how common they are, if they breed there or are migrants 
and which species might be found. I know some are going to be much tougher than 
others (i.e. Connecticut) but still nice to know if they are in the general 
area. Would it be possible for anyone to point me to the info for Cold lake, or 
simply respond telling me which species are found in that area and how common 
they might be? Also what week in June (or May) would be the "best bang for the 
buck"? 


Some other species that we are interested in, but not sure if they can be found 
there are: Nelson's Sparrow, Philadelphia Vireo, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 
Alder Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Gray Cheeked Thrush and Blue Jay. 


Much appreiciated :)
Tim Zurowski
Victoria BC
 

Subject: Eurasian widgeon
From: "mchagel AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 09:51:09 -0800
Bob Storms spotted an Eurasian widgeon today at Frank Lake.

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Subject: Bald Eagle(s) Nesting at Riverstone
From: "kenoradave AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 09:05:00 -0800
I noticed one Bald Eagle on a nest on the north end of the woods between the 
Riverstone neighbourhood south of Cranston and the Bow River. There is a second 
large stickiest further south but I haven't checked if it's occupied. 
Subject: Henderson Lake March 6th
From: "'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:52:41 -0700
This afternoon I made a quick trip to Henderson Lake in Lethbridge around
14:00.  I was there for about an hour.  It was sunny, +12°C and windy with
winds at 40 kmph, gusting to 60 or so.  Henderson Lake is close to being 50%
ice-free and I speculate with warmer temperatures forecasted and continuing
wind that it should be totally open in the next few days or so.  Birds seen
were:

 

American Crow = 11

Canada Goose = 600+

Mallard = 400+

Common Goldeneye = 80+

Redhead = 3

Lesser Scaup = 4

Black-billed Magpie = 1

Bohemian Waxwing = 40

Bald Eagle = 1

 

Ken Orich

Lethbridge

 
Subject: Re: Camping info for Brooks May Count
From: "Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:52:11 -0700
Forgot to mention that the Brooks count will be on May 16/17 this year.

Gerald Romanchuk
Edmonton

On 2015-03-05 8:45 PM, Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net 
[Albertabird] wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Posting this for Bob Parsons:
>
> Parks Alberta have made some big changes  regarding booking camping 
> sites at Tillebrook Provincial Park. Those participating now have to 
> book their own sites so the following arrangement has been set up>
>
>
> 1)  The following sites have been held for "the Edmonton Nature 
> Club-species count". All are powered sites........ A 1-5 and B 30-34 
> inclusive.
>
> 2) When calling The Reserve Alberta Parks Contact Centre at 1-877-537 
> 2757  the participant has to a) specify the 
> group they are with. b) the name of the campground c)the dates and 
> mention the site numbers as above.
>
> 3) The sites will have to be paid for in advance when booking (not on 
> arrival).
>
> 4) The sites mentioned will be held until May 8th so book early as 
> after this date the mentioned sites will be released.
>
> Please let me know if you have any questions. Parks Alberta tell me 
> that my name has been put down as the contact.
>
> Bob Parsons,
> Event Coordinator.
> Member of Edmonton Nature Club and Nature Calgary,
> vintagebob2 AT gmail.com 
>
> Gerald Romanchuk
> Edmonton
>
> 
Subject: Camping info for Brooks May Count
From: "Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:45:27 -0700
Hi All,

Posting this for Bob Parsons:

Parks Alberta have made some big changes  regarding booking camping 
sites at Tillebrook Provincial Park. Those participating now have to 
book their own sites so the following arrangement has been set up>

1)  The following sites have been held for "the Edmonton Nature 
Club-species count". All are powered sites........ A 1-5 and B 30-34 
inclusive.

2) When calling The Reserve Alberta Parks Contact Centre at 1-877-537 
2757  the participant has to a) specify the group 
they are with. b) the name of the campground c)the dates and mention the 
site numbers as above.

3) The sites will have to be paid for in advance when booking (not on 
arrival).

4) The sites mentioned will be held until May 8th so book early as after 
this date the mentioned sites will be released.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Parks Alberta tell me that 
my name has been put down as the contact.

Bob Parsons,
Event Coordinator.
Member of Edmonton Nature Club and Nature Calgary,
vintagebob2 AT gmail.com 

Gerald Romanchuk
Edmonton
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1150, Thu, 05Mar2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:03:32 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #7, FCPP, 
Calgary, 0915-1150, Thu, 05Mar2015. Sunny, calm, windy at end, -6 to 10°C. 


 

1.      Canada Goose-4+

2.      Ring-necked Pheasant-1, seen by Wayne W. from parking lot.

3.      Downy Woodpecker-6

4.      Hairy Woodpecker-3

5.      Northern Flicker-1

6.      Blue Jay-1 heard

7.      Black-billed Magpie-4

8.      Common Raven - 10

9.      Black-capped Chickadee-20

10.  Red-breasted Nuthatch-2

11.  White-breasted Nuthatch-4+

12.  Bohemian Waxwing - 1500+

13.  Dark-eyed Junco-3

14.  Pine Grosbeak-4

15.  American Goldfinch-1

 

Coyote-1, hunting Meadow Voles.

Red Squirrel-3

White-tailed Deer-15

 

Leaders: Wayne Walker, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: Canvasbacks
From: "'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:29:32 -0700
This afternoon I decided to make another quick trip to the Ridge Reservoir.
It is that time of year where new arrivals could be showing up every day.  I
was looking at my previous year's first sightings and Redhead, Lesser Scaup
and Tundra Swan reported yesterday were the earliest I have seen these
species since I moved to Lethbridge in 2008.  I was only at the Reservoir
for half an hour and only checked the east end by Hwy 506.  Birds seen were:

 

Canada Geese = 6

Redhead = 14

Common Goldeneye = 40+

Canvasback = 3 (first of year for me)

 

Ken Orich

Lethbrdige

 
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed, 04Mar2015
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:49:43 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E to edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, 
Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed, 04Mar2015. Sunny, calm, -15 to 0°C. 


 

1.      Downy Woodpecker-6

2.      Northern Flicker-3

3.      Blue Jay-1 heard

4.      Common Raven - 10

5.      Black-capped Chickadee-12

6.      Red-breasted Nuthatch-4

7.      White-breasted Nuthatch - 5

8.      Bohemian Waxwing - 5000+, also seen drinking, bathing.

9.      House Finch-1+, heard at parking lot, at end.

 

Red Squirrel-1 heard.

White-tailed Deer-21

 

Leaders: Rose Painter, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248


Subject: Birding South of Lethbridge March 04, 2015 [2 Attachments]
From: "'Ken Orich' korich AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:19:01 -0700
This morning Earle Covert and I decided to see what new birds we could find
as we haven’t been out for over a month (I was in NZ).  We were out from
09:10 until 16:30.  It was a sunny day that started off at -13°C and warmed
up to  +4°C.  We had a pretty good day with 24 total species, including 6
Great Horned Owls, 7 Bald Eagles and 1 Golden Eagle.  We also picked up a
few new year birds.

 

We started off our morning at Mountain View Cemetery.  On the way over there
we saw Black-billed Magpies and Canada Geese en route to morning feeding
areas.  At the Cemetery we found a Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch that
was singing cheerfully, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Northern Flicker.  Scenic
Heights gave us European Starlings, House Sparrows and an American Crow.  I
also saw my first of year Richardson’s Ground Squirrel along south Scenic
Drive’

 

We drove east of Lethbridge on the Brown Road (Twp Rd 8-4) and found our
first two Bald Eagles.  Turning south on Rge Rd 20-5 we found two more Bald
Eagles.  All of them were mature.  Next we continued easterly towards the
Wilson Hutterite Colony and took Rge Rd 19-4 south to check out whether the
Great Horned Owls were nesting yet.  We found the pair, but they weren’t on
a nest yet.  As we continued south along this road we picked up Rock
Pigeons, Horned Larks and four Gray Partridge.  When we linked to Hwy 4, we
headed south to Tyrrell Lake.

 

Tyrrell Lake is still totally frozen over.  Birds were nil, but we did find
one of the Great Horned Owls on its nest.  There is a Habitat Farm site NE
of there at the backside of Rush Lake.  We stopped for lunch and picked up a
Sharp-tailed Grouse, more Rock Pigeons , lots of House Sparrows and another
seven Gray Partridge.  We checked out farm yards, etc on the way to the
Ridge Reservoir, seeing the odd Magpie and Horned Lark along the way.

 

Ridge Reservoir has open water at the east end.  We added first of year
birds (eight) Redheads and (three) Lesser Scaup.  There were also a few
hundred Canada Geese and over 100 Common Goldeneye.  After checking out the
open water we realized the next trip will require spotting scopes and headed
to the Knight Ranch.  We picked up another Great Horned Owl in their yard
and along one of the roads we saw 50+ Richardson’s Ground Squirrels and
finally a Rough-legged Hawk being harassed by 3 Common Ravens.  On the way
back to Hwy 506 we saw another 20 Gray Partridge and finally found a Golden
Eagle.

 

We found more open water on the north side of the Ridge Reservoir, but just
saw Canada Geese and Common Goldeneye.  A nice surprise and first of year
were approximately 80 Tundra Swans in a bit of open water at the outflow of
the dam along Rge Rd. 20-1.  I’ve attached a couple pictures.  We also found
two more Great Horned Owls in the caragana hedgerow that’s there and a bit
further on our first two and only Ring-necked Pheasants of the day.

We headed cross-country back towards Lethbridge and found another Bald Eagle
along Twp Rd 6-4, just east of Hwy 845.  We decided to stop at Fairfield
Gardens to see if we could add a Blue Jay to the list, but struck out on
that.  We were lucky enough to see another Bald Eagle and last new species
for the day, a Golden-crowned Kinglet.  Other birds observed there included
40+ European Starlings, BC Chickadees and House Finches.

 

Ken Orich

Lethbridge

 
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue, 03Mar2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:40:59 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flat, from E edge of woods to Bridge #6, FCPP, 
Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue, 03Mar2015. Sunny, W wind 10kph, -15 to -6°C. 


 

  1.. Bald Eagle - 2 (1 ad/1 imm.)
  2.. Great Horned Owl-1
  3.. Downy Woodpecker - 8
  4.. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
  5.. Northern Flicker- 3
  6.. Pileated Woodpecker-2 f.
  7.. Blue Jay-7
  8.. Black-billed Magpie - 12
  9.. Common Raven - 10
  10.. Black-capped Chickadee - 20
  11.. Boreal Chickadee-2
  12.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
  13.. White-breasted Nuthatch - 5
  14.. Bohemian Waxwing - 3000+, also seen drinking.
  15.. Dark-eyed Junco-2, seen by Kris F.
  16.. House Finch-6, heard at parking lot at end.
White-tailed Deer-4

 

Leaders: Kris Fernet, Wayne Walker, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: Re: March 2 Calgary Bird Alert
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:42:44 -0700
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird] 
  To: albertabird AT yahoogroups.com ; birdwest AT listserv.ksu.edu 
  Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 9:55 PM
  Subject: [Albertabird] March 2 Calgary Bird Alert


    

  --RBA
  *Alberta, (Canada)
  *Calgary, AB
  *March 2, 2015
  * ABCA1503.02
   
 --Birds mentioned: NORTHERN PINTAIL-MALLARD hybrid male, Northern Pintail, 
Lesser Scaup, Northern Goshawk, Gyrfalcon( 1WHITE; 2 gray), CALIFORNIA GULL, 
Northern Pygmy Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Townsend's Solitaire, Bohemian 
Waxwing, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, House Finch. 

 ---------------------------------------------- 

  -transcript:
  Hotline: City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert
  Number: 403-221-4 519
  To report: 403-221-4519
  Coverage: southern Alberta
  Compiler:Terry Korolyk
  Transcriber: Terry Korolyk
 ------------------------------------ 

 Welcome to the City of Calgary and the Nature Calgary Bird Alert. This Bird 
Alert was recorded on Monday, March 2............................A WHITE-PHASE 
GYRFALCON was seen northwest of Cochrane on Saturday, February 28. The bird was 
seen by Doug Collister and his wife. At first, they saw it on Township Road 292 
east of Highway 2, but, the bird then flew westward approximately 2 kilometres 
west of Highway 22. WHITE PHASE GYRS are very rare in Alberta. There were 2 
reports of gray phase Gyrs over the weekend. Terry Korolyk found a very small 
adult male gray Gyr on Highway 23 just west of Highway 2 west of High River on 
Saturday, February 28, then, on Sunday, March 1, Bernard Tremblay observed an 
adult female gray Gyr on Highway 543 8kilomteres east of 
Hartell.....................................The first Gulls of the Spring 
season are very early this year. Janet Gill, Bernie Diebolt, and, other members 
of the Friends of Fish Creek observed 2 CALIFORNIA GULLS in the Hull's Wood 
area of Fish Creek PP on Sunday, March 
1...........................................A male NORTHERN PINTAIL-MALLARD 
hybrid was found in east Fish Creek PP early in this past week. The bird was 
found by Emily Gorda at Mallard Point. Other waterfowl reported include d a 
male Northern Pintail and 2 male Lesser Scaup on the Bow River off the Boat 
Launch at Hull's Wood seen by Dan Arndt and FFCPP on Sunday, March 
1............................................Two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS have survived 
the Winter season at the Banff Cave and Basin Marsh in Banff NP. Chris Fisher 
observed the birds there on Saturday, February 
28............................................Peter Hoyer had a Northern Saw 
Whet Owl in his yard in the Silver Springs subdivision of northwest Calgary in 
daylight hours on Monday, February 23, while Thomas Glen and a birder from the 
Yukon watched the 2 Northern Pygmy Owls at the Parking Lot at Bebo Grove in 
west Fish Creek PP on Sunday, March 1..........................Gus Yaki found a 
Townsend's Solitaire on the March 1 Elbow River Survey in 
Calgary..................................Bohemian Waxwings are being seen in 
large flocks in Calgary. A flock estimated at 3000 birds was seen by the 
Rockyview Hospital in southwest Calgary on Monday, March 3, while, Terry 
Korolyk observed a flock of 500 in the Parkland subdivision of southwest 
Calgary on Wednesday, February 25. Gus Yaki and FFCPP reported 2200+ in the 
Votier's Flats area of west FCPP on Monday, March 
2...............................................................Edwin Schulz 
photographed an albino House Finch at his feeder in the Edgemont subdivision of 
northwest Calgary on Sunday, February 22 ...................A Northern Goshawk 
was reported hunting Mallards at Votier's Flats on Monday, March 
2..................................Thank you from the City of Calgary and 
Nature Calgary Bird Alert............................................The next 
Bird Alert transcript will be Monday, March 
9...............................................................................................................end 
transcript. 

   
   
   


  
Subject: Local Spanish speaking birder
From: "Dan A danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:04:53 -0700
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a birder in Calgary who is fluent in Spanish and available 
between March 10 and 12 to take out a visitor from Argentina in search of Snowy 
Owls. 


My secondary choice would be to find a fluent Spanish speaker to translate, but 
that would be less than ideal. 


If you could get in touch on list, or by email at danielarndt AT hotmail.com that 
would be great. 


Thanks!

Dan Arndt
Calgary
www.birdscalgary.com

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Subject: March 2 Calgary Bird Alert
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:55:06 -0700
--RBA
*Alberta, (Canada)
*Calgary, AB
*March 2, 2015
* ABCA1503.02
 
--Birds mentioned: NORTHERN PINTAIL-MALLARD hybrid male, Northern Pintail, 
Lesser Scaup, Northern Goshawk, Gyrfalcon( 1WHITE; 2 gray), CALIFORNIA GULL, 
Northern Pygmy Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Townsend's Solitaire, Bohemian 
Waxwing, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, House Finch. 

 ---------------------------------------------- 

-transcript:
Hotline: City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert
Number: 403-221-4519
To report: 403-221-4519
Coverage: southern Alberta
Compiler:Terry Korolyk
Transcriber: Terry Korolyk
 ------------------------------------ 

Welcome to the City of Calgary and the Nature Calgary Bird Alert. This Bird 
Alert was recorded on Monday, March 2............................A WHITE-PHASE 
GYRFALCON was seen northwest of Cochrane on Saturday, February 28. The bird was 
seen by Doug Collister and his wife. At first, they saw it on Township Road 292 
east of Highway 2, but, the bird then flew westward approximately 2 kilometres 
west of Highway 22. WHITE PHASE GYRS are very rare in Alberta. There were 2 
reports of gray phase Gyrs over the weekend. Terry Korolyk found a very small 
adult male gray Gyr on Highway 23 just west of Highway 2 west of High River on 
Saturday, February 28, then, on Sunday, March 1, Bernard Tremblay observed an 
adult female gray Gyr on Highway 543 8kilomteres east of 
Hartell.....................................The first Gulls of the Spring 
season are very early this year. Janet Gill, Bernie Diebolt, and, other members 
of the Friends of Fish Creek observed 2 CALIFORNIA GULLS in the Hull's Wood 
area of Fish Creek PP on Sunday, March 
1...........................................A male NORTHERN PINTAIL-MALLARD 
hybrid was found in east Fish Creek PP early in this past week. The bird was 
found by Emily Gorda at Mallard Point. Other waterfowl reported included a male 
Northern Pintail and 2 male Lesser Scaup on the Bow River off the Boat Launch 
at Hull's Wood seen by Dan Arndt and FFCPP on Sunday, March 
1............................................Two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS have survived 
the Winter season at the Banff Cave and Basin Marsh in Banff NP. Chris Fisher 
observed the birds there on Saturday, February 
28............................................Peter Hoyer had a Northern Saw 
Whet Owl in his yard in the Silver Springs subdivision of northwest Calgary in 
daylight hours on Monday, February 23, while Thomas Glen and a birder from the 
Yukon watched the 2 Northern Pygmy Owls at the Parking Lot at Bebo Grove in 
west Fish Creek PP on Sunday, March 1..........................Gus Yaki found a 
Townsend's Solitaire on the March 1 Elbow River Survey in 
Calgary..................................Bohemian Waxwings are being seen in 
large flocks in Calgary. A flock estimated at 3000 birds was seen by the 
Rockyview Hospital in southwest Calgary on Monday, March 3, while, Terry 
Korolyk observed a flock of 500 in the Parkland subdivision of southwest 
Calgary on Wednesday, February 25. Gus Yaki and FFCPP reported 2200+ in the 
Votier's Flats area of west FCPP on Monday, March 
2...............................................................Edwin Schulz 
photographed an albino House Finch at his feeder in the Edgemont subdivision of 
northwest Calgary on Sunday, February 22 ...................A Northern Goshawk 
was reported hunting Mallards at Votier's Flats on Monday, March 
2..................................Thank you from the City of Calgary and 
Nature Calgary Bird Alert............................................The next 
Bird Alert transcript will be Monday, March 
9...............................................................................................................end 
transcript. 

 
 
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from Bridge #6, E to edge of woods, FCPP, Calgary, 0915-1200, Mon, 02Mar2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:19:34 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Votier's Flats, from Bridge #6, E to edge of woods, FCPP, 
Calgary, 0915-1200, Mon, 02Mar2015. Cloudy: light snow, NW wind, gusting to 
30kph, -9 to -4°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose - 3
  2.. Mallard - 2
  3.. Bald Eagle - 2 (1 ad/1 imm.)
  4.. Northern Goshawk- 1, pursuing Mallards.
  5.. Downy Woodpecker - 4
  6.. Hairy Woodpecker - 2 (including f. drumming.)
  7.. Northern Shrike - 1
  8.. Black-billed Magpie - 1
  9.. Common Raven - 12
  10.. Black-capped Chickadee - 15
  11.. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
  12.. Bohemian Waxwing - 2200+, also seen bathing and drinking.

Leaders: George Best, Wayne Walker, Gus Yaki


Subject: Re: Re: Moving Life List to Computer
From: "Sandra Savage savagebirder AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:10:26 -0700
Thank you to everyone who replied.  The clear favourites:

- ebird.org to keep on-line; and

- AviSys to keep on my computer.

I will be investigating both of these.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Sandra Savage
Calgary


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Subject: Re: Moving Life List to Computer
From: "'Larry Cowan' lawrencecowan AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:14:10 -0800
I can highly recommend AviSys. I have been using it since the mid-90's and have 
almost 79,000 entries posted. Any listing or sorting you can think of can be 
accomplished i.e. 


1. list all the species for March in Calgary seen in the last ?? years, you 
determine the length of time. 


2. when entering you can bring up a shortened list for say, Alberta or Costa 
Rica, having only species seen in the province or country 

 
3. all states, provinces, countries have up to date checklists.
4. custom checklists can be easily made for your favorite hotspot or area.

5. yearly Clements taxonomic changes can be made from a free download from the 
AviSys website. 


The possibilities are endless.  Check out their web site.

Cheers
Larry Cowan
Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: Rusty Blackbird Identification Tips
From: "jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 22:53:56 -0800
Hello Birders 
  
 In response to a severe decline in the Rusty Blackbird, an international 
citizen science project called the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz was 
started. To participate in the project, simply go birding as you normally would 
and submit your observations to eBird using the “Rusty Blackbird Spring 
Migration Blitz” observation type. For more information about the blitz, 
please visit www.rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz 

  
 Here is a link to brush up on Rusty Blackbird identification and how to 
distinguish them from other blackbirds. 
http://rustyblackbird.org/wp-content/uploads/Rusty-Blackbird-Spring-Blitz-ID-Guide-2014.pdf 

  
 Thanks
 James Fox, on behalf of the Alberta eBird Moderators 
 Yousif Attia – Southern Alberta 
 James Fox – Northern Alberta 
 
 Jason Rogers – Alberta Rockies 
 

Subject: New to eBird? Submitting records for Rusty Blackbird Blitz
From: "James Fox jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 06:43:45 +0000 (UTC)
HelloBirders


 
In responseto a severe decline in the Rusty Blackbird, an international citizen 
scienceproject called the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz was started. 
Toparticipate in the project, simply go birding as you normally would and 
submityour observations to eBird using the “Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration 
Blitz”observation type. For more information about the blitz, please visit 
www.rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz 



 
Here are acouple videos to help you with submitting your Rusty Blackbird 
sightings toeBird. 



 
Video 1 

New toeBird? This video will show you how to submit records from beginning to 
end. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqOLXyJLro&feature=youtu.be.



Video 2 

This videois for birders comfortable using eBird but want more but who want 
moreinformation about how, when, and what to submit to the Blitz. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETRXujTSsZQ.

If you have any questions please feel free to privately message me. 


 
Thanks

James Fox, onbehalf of the Alberta eBird Moderators 

Yousif Attia– Southern Alberta 

James Fox –Northern Alberta 

Jason Rogers– Alberta Rockies

Subject: Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
From: "jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 22:46:26 -0800
Hello Birders 
  
 As many of you are aware, the International launch date of the Rusty Blackbird 
Spring Migration Blitz is today March 1st. In Canada the launch date is April 
1st. 

  
 Last year did you hear a squeaky-hinge song lately, or see a flash of 
rust-tipped feathers under a bright yellow eye? Although occasionally 
overlooked as “just another blackbird,” Rusty Blackbirds face an 
unfortunate and remarkable notoriety: this species has endured a decline more 
severe than that of any other once-common landbird. In 2014, the International 
Rusty Blackbird Working Group, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, eBird, and many other state, 
federal, and local partners, launched a three-year Rusty Blackbird Spring 
Migration Blitz that challenged birders to scour the landscape for Rusty 
Blackbirds during this species’ northward migration. Between 1 March and 15 
June, 4750 birders submitted 13,400 checklists containing Rusty Blackbird 
observations to eBird, a hugely successful first season that has allowed us to 
start looking at potential Rusty Blackbird migratory hotspots, habitat use, and 
potential migratory pathways. 

  
 We hope you’ll consider participating in Year 2 of the Blitz this spring! 
It’s easy- bird as you normally do during the Blitz window (1 March through 
15 June) and submit your data to eBird using the “Rusty Blackbird Spring 
Migration Blitz” observation type. In Alberta, our target dates are April 1st 
till mid-May. We’re collecting Blitz data from anywhere within our target 
states and provinces, but this year, we’d also like birders to revisit Areas 
of Interest identified from 2014 data to assess the consistency of Rusty 
Blackbird habitat use and migratory timing. Check out our map of Areas of 
Interest for 2015 at 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/ 

  
 For more information on Blitz objectives, along with Rusty Blackbird 
identification tips, data collection instructions, and data reporting 
information, you can find additional resources at 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz. 

  
 We hope you’ll “get Rusty” with us to help conserve this elusive and 
vulnerable songbird! Also, follow us on Facebook to hear about Rusty sightings, 
see Rusty pictures, and get the latest Blitz news: 
https://www.facebook.com/rustyblackbirdspringblitz. 

  
 Thanks
 James Fox 
 On behalf of the Alberta eBird Moderators 
 Yousif Attia – Southern Alberta 
 James Fox – Northern Alberta 
 
 Jason Rogers – Alberta Rockies
 

Subject: Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
From: "James Fox jamesfoxedm AT yahoo.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 06:42:54 +0000 (UTC)
Hello Birders 


 
As many of you are aware, the International launch date of theRusty Blackbird 
Spring Migration Blitz is today March 1st. In Canadathe launch date is April 
1st. 



 
Last year did you hear a squeaky-hinge song lately, or see a flash of 
rust-tippedfeathers under a bright yellow eye? Although occasionally overlooked 
as “justanother blackbird,” Rusty Blackbirds face an unfortunate and 
remarkablenotoriety: this species has endured a decline more severe than that 
of anyother once-common landbird. In 2014, the International Rusty Blackbird 
WorkingGroup, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
VermontCenter for Ecostudies, eBird, and many other state, federal, and 
localpartners, launched a three-year Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz 
thatchallenged birders to scour the landscape for Rusty Blackbirds during 
thisspecies’ northward migration.  Between 1March and 15 June, 4750 birders 
submitted 13,400 checklists containing RustyBlackbird observations to eBird, a 
hugely successful first season that hasallowed us to start looking at potential 
Rusty Blackbird migratory hotspots,habitat use, and potential migratory 
pathways. 



 
We hopeyou’ll consider participating in Year 2 of the Blitz this spring!  
It’s easy- bird as you normally do during theBlitz window (1 March through 15 
June) and submit your data to eBird using the“Rusty Blackbird Spring 
Migration Blitz” observation type.  In Alberta, our target dates are April 
1sttill mid-May. We’re collecting Blitz data from anywhere within our 
targetstates and provinces, but this year, we’d also like birders to revisit 
Areas ofInterest identified from 2014 data to assess the consistency of Rusty 
Blackbirdhabitat use and migratory timing.  Checkout our map of Areas of 
Interest for 2015 at 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/ 



 
For moreinformation on Blitz objectives, along with Rusty Blackbird 
identificationtips, data collection instructions, and data reporting 
information, you canfind additional resources at 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz.  



 
We hopeyou’ll “get Rusty” with us to help conserve this elusive and 
vulnerablesongbird! Also, follow us on Facebook to hear about Rusty sightings, 
see Rustypictures, and get the latest Blitz news: 
https://www.facebook.com/rustyblackbirdspringblitz. 



 
Thanks

James Fox 

On behalf ofthe Alberta eBird Moderators 

Yousif Attia– Southern Alberta 

James Fox –Northern Alberta 

Jason Rogers– Alberta Rockies

Subject: Re: Moving Life List to Computer
From: "Steve A Knight steve AT performancesystems.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:02:43 -0700
Have you considered just using Ebird.org?

I did used to use Thayer Birding Software, and it was very good also!

Steve Knight
St.  Albert


On 2015-03-01, at 10:38 PM, "Sandra Savage savagebirder AT shaw.ca 
[Albertabird]" wrote: 


> Hi Everyone
> 
> I have a beautiful, hard-bound life list book. There are, however, 
> three problems with it:
> 
> 1 - it's hard to update splits and such;
> 2 - there's only enough room to write one or two dates beside each 
> species; and
> 3 - it can take a long time to find which page a bird is listed on - 
> there's a species index at the back but things like flycatchers have 20 
> pages.
> 
> I would like a simple-to-use, non-expensive software program if there is 
> one that does the following:
> 
> 1 - it needs to have Latin names as well as English
> 2 - I need room to note a first sighting and then to note things like a 
> first sighting of the other sex or a bird on a nest or something
> 3 - I would like to be able to enter "Short-eared Owl" for instance and 
> have it find the place to put that; and
> 4 - I want to be able to print a list of birds seen sorted by date.
> 
> Ideally, there would also be a way to add as many notes as I wanted to 
> any species.
> 
> I don't have iPod or blackberry or smart phone. Right now, this would 
> all be on my computer. But, some day I might want to be able to 
> co-ordinate between the computer and a device.
> 
> Does anyone have suggestions as to what might be best for me?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Sandra Savage
> Calgary, Alberta
> 
Subject: Rough-legged Hawks
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 23:01:24 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Rough-legged Hawks are still in good numbers in the foothills southwest of 
Calgary. Today, Sunday, March 1, we drove through the hills south of Calgary, 
then south to Black Diamond. From Black Diamond, we turned west on to 338 Ave. 
off Highway 22 following it to 272 St., then on to 288 St, then via Highway 
783; Plummers Road, and, Highway 22X, we returned to Calgary. 

 We found a total of 14 Roughlegs, the majority in the Threepoint Creek 
drainage--Millarville areas. Two of the birds were dark morphs; two were adult 
males; two were 1st. year birds, and the remainder were adult females. 

 We stopped at the Wild Turkey homestead on 272 St., but, didn't see any 
Turkeys. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 		 	   		  
Subject: Gyr Falcon Adult Grey Phase [1 Attachment]
From: "bernardtremblay AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 20:00:05 -0800
After my second attempt I saw a Gyr Falcon Adult (Grey Phase) today at 3 pm. It 
was located 8 kms east of Hartell on highway 543. 

 

 Apparently Gyr Falcons like this type of habitat since it was seen at this 
approximate location by other birders previously (Terry Korolyk, Ron Kube). 

 

 Bernard from Calgary.
 

 

Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, South of 22X, HQ. FCPP, Calgary.1:15-4:pm. Sun. March 1st/15
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:55:43 -0700
​FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, South of 22X, HQ. FCPP, Calgary.1:15-4:pm.
Sun. March 1st/15. Sunny, 0 to +2C, light South wind.

1. Canada Goose - 50
2. Mallard - 200+
3. Common Goldeneye - 95
4. Bufflehead - 2
5. Common Merganser - 3
6. Bald Eagle - 1
7. CALIFORNIA GULL - 2 (spotted & photo's by GB)
8. Rock  Pigeon - 2
9. GREAT HORNED OWL - 3
10. Northern Flicker - 4
11. Downy Woodpecker - 5
12. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
13. Black-billed Magpie - 5
14. Common Raven - 11
15. Black-capped Chickadee - 10
16. White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
17. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
18. Bohemian Waxwing - 22

Muskrat - 1
E. Gray Squirrel - 1 Gray, 3 Black morph
Mink tracks
Spider - 1
Winged insects on ice at edge of river

Leaders: George Best/Stephen Spring/Bernie Diebolt/Janet Gill
Subject: Elbow River Birding Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Res. Dam, Calgary, 0830-1130, Sun, 01Mar2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:59:46 -0700
Elbow River Birding Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Res. Dam, Calgary, 
0830-1130, Sun, 01Mar2015. Sunny, calm, becoming windy 15kph, -9 to 0°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-1010
  2.. Mallard-200
  3.. Common Merganser-1 f.
  4.. Merlin-1
  5.. Rock Pigeon-2
  6.. Downy Woodpecker-8
  7.. Hairy Woodpecker-3
  8.. Northern Flicker-12
  9.. Blue Jay-3
  10.. Black-billed Magpie-48
  11.. Common Raven-10
  12.. Black-capped Chickadee-23
  13.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-9
  14.. White-breasted Nuthatch-8
  15.. Townsend's Solitaire-1
  16.. Bohemian Waxwing-30
  17.. Dark-eyed Junco-1
  18.. House Finch-8
  19.. House Sparrow-6
 

Am. Mink-1

Eastern Gray Squirrel-5

 

Gus Yaki-403-243-2248
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq. to the Bow River FCPP, Calgary. 0900-12:05, Sun.1Mar2015.
From: "'Daniel Arndt' danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:52:01 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq. to the Bow River 
FCPP, Calgary. 0900-12:05, Sun.1Mar2015. Clear, SW. wind,10kph. -9 to -2°C. 




  1.. Canada Goose-2500 
  2.. Mallard-3500 
  3.. Northern Pintail – 1m 
  4.. Lesser Scaup – 2m 
  5.. Bufflehead - 10 
  6.. Common Goldeneye-85+ 
  7.. BARROW’S GOLDENEYE-2m 
  8.. Common Merganser-7+ (5m, 2f) 
  9.. Gray Partridge – 2, seen by Paul T. before start 
  10.. Bald Eagle-2, 1ad, 1 imm. 
  11.. Rock Pigeon-9 
  12.. GREAT HORNED OWL-3, at nests. 
  13.. Downy Woodpecker-4 
  14.. Northern Flicker-10 
  15.. Black-billed Magpie-8+ 
  16.. Common Raven-10+ 
  17.. Black-capped Chickadee-15+ 
  18.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-2 (1m, 1f) 
  19.. White-breasted Nuthatch-2 (1m, 1f) 
  20.. European Starling – 25+ 
  21.. Bohemian Waxwing-150+


Eastern Grey Squirrel (black phase) - 1



Leaders: Dan Arndt (403) 836-7405, Tony Timmons, Rose Painter


 

Daniel Arndt
Cell:(403) 836-7405
Web: www.flickr.com/photos/ubermoogle/
Blog; www.birdscalgary.com
Subject: Gyrfalcon - white phase
From: "Doug Collister doug.collister AT accipiterecological.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:34:21 -0700
Yesterday around 1630, enroute to Calgary, my wife Barb and I came across a
white morph Gyrfalcon.  We first noticed it as it left a power pole on the
east side of Hwy 22 along Twp Rd 292.  It flew west past us and across Hwy
22 allowing a good view through 10x40 Zeiss and landed ~ 2-km distant on
another power pole.  We returned west as close as we could get but the bird
was at least 500-m N of us so the view was unsatisfactory.  Although
white-tailed and headed and immaculate ventrally the upper wings and mantle
were silvery, gull-like.  As most folks know white Gyrfalcons are a rarity
in our area and it was a nice surprise for my first (hopefully not last but
likely I suppose) Gyrfalcon of this 2014-2015 winter .  I have only seen
one other white bird, a more immaculately white individual overall, along
south Horse Creek Rd and many years ago.



Doug Collister

Water Valley
Subject: RE: Re: Gyr at end of Winter season
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:18:08 -0700
Thanks for your comments, but, this is an overwintering Hawk that was here for 
its 2nd. Winter. Harlan's Hawks breed in the north. 

 Regards, Terry Korolyk 

 
To: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:03:26 -0800
Subject: [Albertabird] Re: Gyr at end of Winter season














 

 



  


    
      
      
      Hi,
I took note of one of your reports of the hawk in the stand of poplars at the 
east end of Dunbow Road. I went out twice, February 16 and again on the 26th 
and the bird was in the trees close to a large stick nest on both occasions. I 
kind of assumed it was setting up shop waiting for a mate. 

Hope it's useful.
Thanks.




    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Gyr at end of Winter season
From: "kenoradave AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 09:03:26 -0800
Hi, 

 I took note of one of your reports of the hawk in the stand of poplars at the 
east end of Dunbow Road. I went out twice, February 16 and again on the 26th 
and the bird was in the trees close to a large stick nest on both occasions. I 
kind of assumed it was setting up shop waiting for a mate. 

 

 Hope it's useful.
 

 Thanks.
 

 

Subject: Rusty Blackbirds- Cave and basin [1 Attachment]
From: "Chris Fisher chris AT chrisfisher.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:12:51 -0700
Hello All;
Just in time to count on our paltry winter bird list, today (Feb 28) we spotted 
2 Rusty Blackbirds at the cave and basin, marsh boardwalk in Banff National 
Park. Not too much else of note: a couple of Mountain Chickadees calling, a few 
Mallards and a lone Canada Goose in the wetland. Still not too bad considering 
we were with our crying newborn. 


Chris Fisher- Calgary


www.chrisfisher.ca • chris AT chrisfisher.ca • 780.270.0553
	




Subject: Gyr at end of Winter season
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:47:28 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Today, Saturday, February 28 marked the end of the Winter birding season. We 
headed out in the early afternoon deciding to spend the final day of the season 
going southeast of Calgary, so, we headed south on Highway 2A turning eastward 
on to Dunbow Road. Again, the overwintering adult Harlan's Hawk was not at the 
east end in the familiar grove of trees as a couple of weeks ago, so, I think 
it's safe to think that the bird has, indeed, started that northward trek to 
the breeding grounds. 

 We went around the bend at the east end of Dunbow and drove the short distance 
to Highway 552 where we turned left at this junction. A bird surprised us by 
flying southward across the junction to nearby acreages. We pursued it; 
eventually finding it, determining that it was a Bluejay! A bit of an 
unexpected prairie location for this species at this time of year. 

 Following this pleasant surprise, we drove the prairie south to Blackie; then 
west on Highway 23; not seeing our next bird until we found an adult Bald Eagle 
perched on a fencepost just east of Highway 2. No sooner had we pulled away 
from that bird when we found a Falcon perched on a telephone pole. It appeared 
rather small, so, I thought possibly even a Prairie Falcon. The bird flew 
though, and I could see that it was a very small adult male gray morph adult 
Gyrfalcon with a good chance of it being the same bird I saw on Twp. Rd 230 
southeast of Shepard a couple of weeks ago. I believe this is the smallest Gyr 
I have seen since starting birding in 1987. 

 The only bird seen the remainder of the way home was a Rough-legged Hawk on 
Highway 7 west of Okotoks. 

 
 Good birding this Spring season, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0900-11:40, Sat.28Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:01:57 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 
0900-11:40, Sat.28Feb2015. Partly cloudy, W. wind, 8kph. -9 to -2°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-200 
  2.. Mallard-50 
  3.. Bufflehead-1 m.
  4.. Common Goldeneye-40+
  5.. BARROW'S GOLDENEYE-2
  6.. Common Merganser-1+
  7.. Ring-necked Pheasant-1 heard by John S.
  8.. Bald Eagle-4 imm.
  9.. Rock Pigeon-7
  10.. GREAT HORNED OWL-4, at nests.
  11.. Downy Woodpecker-5
  12.. Northern Flicker-4 
  13.. Northern Shrike-1
  14.. Black-billed Magpie-3 
  15.. Common Raven-5 
  16.. Black-capped Chickadee-12 
  17.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-2 
  18.. White-breasted Nuthatch-3 
  19.. Bohemian Waxwing-1500+
  20.. European Starling-8

White-tailed Deer-4

 

Leaders: Trevor Churchill, John Stegeman, Wayne Walker, Rob Worona, Gus 
Yaki-403-243-2248 

Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Thurs.26Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:31 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 
0915-1200, Thurs.26Feb2015. Cloudy skies gradually clearing to sunny with 
easterly winds, bringing a windchill of -23°C. Temperatures -12 to -11°C. 

  1.. Canada Goose-400 
  2.. Mallard-60 
  3.. Bufflehead-4 
  4.. Common Goldeneye-30+ 
  5.. Common Merganser-3 
  6.. Bald Eagle-2, 1ad, 1 imm. 
  7.. GREAT HORNED OWL-3
  8.. Norther Flicker-1 + 2 heard 
  9.. Black-billed Magpie-5 
  10.. Common Raven-7 
  11.. Black-capped Chickadee-10 
  12.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-1 
  13.. White-breasted Nuthatch-3 
  14.. Bohemian Waxwing-1000+
Leader: Wayne Walker-403-271-4578
Subject: Hybrid Northern Pintail-Mallard
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:07:20 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Dropping you a note that an Edmonton birder photographed a gorgeous hybrid male 
Northern Pintail-Mallard at Mallard Point in east Fish Creek PP in Calgary 
earlier in the week. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1120, Wed.25Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:45:51 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; and FC Hq., FCPP, Calgary. 
0915-1120, Wed.25Feb2015. Cloudy, thick fluffy snow, calm, -9 to -8°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-600 
  2.. Mallard-100+ 
  3.. Bufflehead-10 
  4.. Common Goldeneye-30+. 
  5.. Common Merganser-3 
  6.. Bald Eagle-1 imm. 
  7.. Rock Pigeon-2 
  8.. Great Horned Owl-4. 
  9.. Black-billed Magpie-3 
  10.. Common Raven-6 
  11.. Black-capped Chickadee-8 
  12.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-2 
  13.. White-breasted Nuthatch-2
Leader: Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; FC Hq. and Bankside, FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Tue.24Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:09:05 -0700
FFCPPSoc Birding, Boat Launch, Sikome & S to 22X; FC Hq. and Bankside, FCPP, 
Calgary. 0915-1200, Tue.24Feb2015. Thin cloud, becoming sunny, W wind 20kph. 9 
to 11°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-200
  2.. Mallard-100+
  3.. Bufflehead-15
  4.. Common Goldeneye-40+.
  5.. Common Merganser-5+
  6.. Bald Eagle-3+ (about 8 sightings).
  7.. Rock Pigeon-6
  8.. Great Horned Owl-4
  9.. Downy Woodpecker-2
  10.. Northern Flicker-6+
  11.. Black-billed Magpie-2
  12.. Common Raven-10
  13.. Black-capped Chickadee-10
  14.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-2
  15.. European Starling-18
 

Leaders: John/Lorrie Anderson, Kris Fernet, Joanne Nemeth, Marian Swatschina, 
Diane Stinson, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248 


Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary
From: "ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 15:32:05 -0800
Thanks Peter. Looks like "your" bird has almost exactly the same injury as 
"mine". Of course we'll never know but probably a good chance it's the same 
bird. If so, good to know it survived. 


 Cornell Van Ryk
 West of Pincher Creek
Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary [1 Attachment]
From: "phoyer1 AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 14:02:05 -0800
This is the best picture I have showing the neck.  Hope it helps.

Peter Hoyer
Calgary
Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary [1 Attachment]
From: "ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 13:41:33 -0800
The reason I'm so interested in this bird is that it looks like it has an old 
neck injury. I took pictures of a Saw-whet owl last March west of Pincher Creek 
that had a significant injury (looked like it had been garroted), Seems 
possible it's the same bird. Did you notice the neck and do you have any other 
pictures that show this area? I've attached a picture of "my" bird for 
comparison. 


 Cornell Van Ryk
 West of Pincher Creek
Subject: Saw-whet Owl in Calgary
From: "phoyer1 AT shaw.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 13:25:13 -0800
It looks like my photos posted properly, but i have no idea where the message 
went. I managed to convert a one-time "heard only" bird on my life list to a 
photo session bird of the year (so far) simply by going out to check on what 
the heck our darn dog kept yapping at. This little fellow was sitting on our 
back-fence from 2:50 to 3:30 pm yesterday. He either left then and later 
returned or simply relocated with in the yard because we found him perched on 
some plastic fencing in the garden from 5:45 until after dark. No sign of him 
this morning. I'll start listening for him calling at night in order to tell if 
he is sticking around or was just passing through. 


Sorry about posting just the pictures with no info on them. I thought the 
message had already gone out. 


Peter Hoyer, Calgary
 

Subject: Northern Saw-whet Owl
From: "ccvan767 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 06:27:46 -0800
Phoyer1 posted pictures of an owl. I think I have pictures of the same owl from 
a year ago and would like to request more information. I don't know how to send 
a personal Email. Please Email ccvan767 AT gmail.com. Thank you. 
Subject: February 23 Calgary Bird Alert
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:22:57 -0700
--RBA
*Alberta(Canada)
*Calgary, AB
*February 23, 2015
* ABCA1502.23
 
--Birds mentioned: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Gyrfalcon, Prairie 
Falcon, Great Horned Owl, Snowy Owl, Brown Creeper, American Robin, Bohemian 
Waxwing, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, WESTERN MEADOWLARK, Pine 
Grosbeak, Hoary Redpoll, American Goldfinch. 

 -------------------------------------------------- 

--transcript:
Hotline: City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert
Number: 403-221-4519
To report: 403-221-4519
Coverage: southern Alberta
Compiler: Terry Korolyk
Transcriber: Terry Korolyk
 ---------------------------------------- 

Welcome to the City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert. This Bird Alert 
was recorded on Monday, February 23..........................................A 
WESTERN MEADOWLARK was found in Nanton on Thursday, February 19. The bird was 
found by Terry Korolyk. Terry found the bird along the highway going past the 
Nanton Sewage Treatment Plant. This is only the 2nd. report of this species in 
Alberta this Winter..............................A Winter-plumaged male 
American Goldfinch continues to overwinter successfully at feeders in the 
Weaselhead in the west end of Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary. Gus Yaki and the 
Friends of Fish Creek observed the bird there on Friday, February 20. Other 
birds seen there by Gus and his group included an American Tree Sparrow on 
Tuesday, February 17; a Hoary Redpoll there on Thursday, February 19, and, then 
on, Friday, February 20, they observed, amongst other birds, 1000+ Bohemian 
Waxwings, 1 American Tree Sparrow, and, a Hoary 
Redpoll.............................................Terry Korolyk observed an 
adult gray morph Gyrfalcon on Township Road 230 east of Range Road 284 
southeast of Shepard on Wednesday, February 18; then on Thursday, February 19, 
Rick Robb saw a Prairie Falcon there. Janet Gill, Bernie Diebolt and members of 
a Nature Calgary Field Trip found a Cooper's Hawk in Bowmont Park in northwest 
Calgary on Saturday, February 21, while Gus Yaki and FFCPP saw a Sharp-shinned 
Hawk in the Weaselhead on Friday, February 
20................................................The annual Nature Calgary 
Snowy Owl Prowl led by Terry Korolyk found 4 Snowy Owls on roads northwest of 
Stathmore; then found a 5th.on Township Road 250 south of Lyalta. They also 
found 3 Great Horned Owls. The 

trip was held on Saturday, February 21................................Martin 
Hore found a good assortment of birds at the Reader Rock Garden in Calgary on 
Friday, February 20. This included 1 Brown Creeper, 5-6 Dark-eyed Juncos, and, 
5 Pine Grosbeaks..........................................Margaret Brunner had 
an American Robin in her yard in Oakridge in Calgary on Saturday, February 
21...................................................................the next 
scheduled update of the Bird Alert is Thursday, February 
26.............................Thank you for calling the City of Calgary and 
Nature Calgary Bird 
Alert......................................................................end 
transcript. 

 
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Boat Launch & Lafarge Meadows, FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, Mon.23Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:13:16 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Boat Launch & Lafarge Meadows, FCPP, Calgary. 0915-1200, 
Mon.23Feb2015. Sunny, calm, 3 to 9°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-1000
  2.. Mallard-100+
  3.. Bufflehead-15
  4.. Common Goldeneye-50+.
  5.. Common Merganser-3+
  6.. Bald Eagle-1 ad. Sighted by Terry K before start.
  7.. Rock Pigeon-6
  8.. Great Horned Owl-2.
  9.. Downy Woodpecker-4+
  10.. Hairy Woodpecker-2
  11.. Pileated Woodpecker-2 f.
  12.. Northern Flicker-5+
  13.. Blue Jay-4
  14.. Black-billed Magpie-6
  15.. Common Raven-10
  16.. Black-capped Chickadee-10
  17.. European Starling-10
Muskrat-1

 

Leaders: George Best, Peter Hoyer, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary. 1:15 - 4:pm. Sunday, Feb 22/15
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:16:23 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary. 1:15 - 4:pm. Sunday,
Feb 22/15. Sunny, calm, 0 to +5C.

1. Northern Flicker - 2 seen by BD
2. Downy Woodpecker - 4
3. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
4. Blue Jay - 1+ heard
5. Black-billed Magpie - 8
6. Common Raven - 6
7. Black-capped Chickadee - 10+
8. BOREAL CHICKADEE - 1
9. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
10. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
11. Bohemian Waxwing - 260+
12. House Finch - 4+
13. Common Redpoll - 2
14. Pine Grosbeak - 2

Red Squirrel - 6

Snowshoe Hare tracks
Grouse tracks

Leaders: George Best/Bernie Diebolt/Janet Gill
Calgary, AB
Subject: Sikome/Lafage/Burnsmead with Nature Calgary
From: "wbird7 AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2015 16:41:30 -0800
Nature Calgary field trip to Sikome Lake/Lafarge Meadows area of Fish Creek 
Provincial Park, 0900-1230, Sunday 22 February 2015. Sunny, calm, -9 to 0 C. 5 
participants. 

 

 Five birders walked south from the boat launch to the end of the wooded area 
in Lafarge Meadows, then back north along the river. It was a pretty quiet day 
and there wasn't a great variety of waterfowl on the river. We didn't see any 
Barrow's Goldeneye, but did find a nice male Northern Pintail resting on the 
near bank with Mallards and Canada Geese. It later flew a little way downriver 
where we could see it swimming. We also walked through the Sikome woods but it 
was pretty quiet there too. Some European Starlings have apparently just 
returned, and we heard several imitation calls, including Red-tailed Hawk and 
Western Meadowlark. 

 

 Afterwards we drove to Burnsmead and spent an hour or so exploring the feeders 
along the park, and the river's edge, wondering where the reported Purple Finch 
might be. However, I had misunderstood the directions, and the bird was seen 
west of the Fish Creek headquarters, not east. But it was a nice day for a 
walk. 

 

 Here are the eBird lists:
 

 Fish Creek Park - Sikome Lake/Lafarge Meadows, Calgary, CA-AB
 Feb 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 2.49 mile(s)
 16 species
 
 Canada Goose  250
 Mallard  200
 Northern Pintail  1
 Bufflehead  25
 Common Goldeneye  100
 Common Merganser  3     (2 male 1 female)
 Bald Eagle  1     Adult. Seen perched, then carrying a branch.
 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
 Great Horned Owl  2
 Downy Woodpecker  2
 Northern Flicker  2
 Black-billed Magpie  8
 Common Raven  6
 Black-capped Chickadee  16
 White-breasted Nuthatch  1
 European Starling  25
 (Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1 black morph)
 

 Fish Creek PP--Burnsmead, Calgary, CA-AB
 Feb 22, 2015 11:25 AM - 12:35 PM
 Protocol: Traveling
 2.49 mile(s)
 14 species
 
 Canada Goose  55
 Mallard  225
 Bufflehead  2
 Common Goldeneye  9
 Bald Eagle  1
 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
 Downy Woodpecker  3
 Northern Flicker  2
 Blue Jay  1
 Black-billed Magpie  8
 Common Raven  1
 Black-capped Chickadee  9
 Bohemian Waxwing  125
 House Sparrow  80
 

 Bob Lefebvre, Calgary

 

Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sun22Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:42:10 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sun22Feb2015. 
Sunny, NW wind 10kph, -11 to 2°C. Much of the Elbow River, which had opened up 
since Thursday, was refrozen again. 


 

  1.. RUFFED GROUSE-1, ran across trail. 
  2.. Bald Eagle-1, imm. 
  3.. Downy Woodpecker-3 
  4.. Hairy Woodpecker-3 
  5.. Blue Jay-5+ 
  6.. Black-billed Magpie-12 
  7.. Common Raven-10 
  8.. Black-capped Chickadee-15 
  9.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-3 
  10.. Bohemian Waxwing-2000+ 
  11.. American Tree Sparrow-1 
  12.. Dark-eyed Junco-1 
  13.. Pine Grosbeak-12+ 
  14.. House Finch-30+ 
  15.. Common Redpoll-20+ 
  16.. Hoary Redpoll-1 
  17.. American Goldfinch-1 f. in winter plumage. 
  18.. Pine Siskin-1, seen by Dan A. 
  19.. House Sparrow-6+, heard from parking lot

Coyote-2

Red Squirrel-5

 

Leaders: Dan Arndt, Tony Timmons, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248


 
Subject: RE: Feb. 21 Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:10:14 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 I missed 1 person on the Snowy Owl Prowl, so, the actual number of 
participants was 30; not 29. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 
To: albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:28:55 -0700
Subject: [Albertabird] Feb. 21 Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl














 

 



  


    
      
      
      

Hello again fellow birders
 
Today's Nature Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl brought out 29 eager Snowy Owl seekers. 
This missed by only 4 the 33 who came out for the "Prowl" 2 years ago. 

 Snowy Owls are still out there in good numbers. We headed east on Country 
Hills Boulevard at 9:42 A.M. as it took extra minutes to have people sign the 
Waiver form as 9: 30 A.M. is the usual start time. 

 There was a fair bit of snow out there with the overnight snowfall. We found 
our first bird at 10:21 A.M. on Country Hills Boulevard just west of Highway 9; 
a 1st. year bird. This turned out to be the best bird we had a chance to look 
out all day being not too far off the road. We continued eastward on Highway 
564 turning north on Range Road 253; then westward on to Twp. Road 262 where we 
found our 2nd. bird; another 1st. year bird on the 1st. southwardbound Range 
Road. We pushed on eastward on Twp.Rd. 262 finding our 3rd. bird, yet another 
1st. year bird along the fencerow just south of the Range Road 261 junction. 

 From there, we turned northward on to Twp. Rd. 261, then proceeding through 
the Irricana Sloughs, we emerged southward on Range Road 255; turning eastward 
at Twp. Rd. 262. We then turned south on the Range Road going south past the 
Doppler Radar Station where our 4th. bird of the morning, yet another 1st. 
bird, was perched on a telephone pole. 

 We then took a break in Strathmore after which we drove more roads northwest 
of Strathmore. We then went south to Cheadle; then north of Highway 1 again, 
then, made our way westward finding our final Snowy Owl of the day; yet another 
1st. year bird on the north side of Twp. Rd. 250 just west of the Lyalta 
turnoff. 

 Normal birds found out there during Winters are still scarce this year. We 
found only flocks of 2 and 22 Horned Larks and 2 Gray Partridge, but, an 
additional plus was 3 Great Horned Owls, 2 of which were sitting close together 
in trees at a farmyard along the roadside. 

 In all, it seemed that people thoroughly enjoyed seeing the birds they saw and 
were practically overjoyed at their looks at them. A young student from Western 
Australia researched finding Snowy Owls on the internet, and, came across 
Nature Calgary's Snowy Owl Prowl as a recommendation, and, attended the Trip 
today. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 



 
 
 		 	   		  



    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: Feb. 21 Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:28:55 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Today's Nature Calgary Snowy Owl Prowl brought out 29 eager Snowy Owl seekers. 
This missed by only 4 the 33 who came out for the "Prowl" 2 years ago. 

 Snowy Owls are still out there in good numbers. We headed east on Country 
Hills Boulevard at 9:42 A.M. as it took extra minutes to have people sign the 
Waiver form as 9: 30 A.M. is the usual start time. 

 There was a fair bit of snow out there with the overnight snowfall. We found 
our first bird at 10:21 A.M. on Country Hills Boulevard just west of Highway 9; 
a 1st. year bird. This turned out to be the best bird we had a chance to look 
out all day being not too far off the road. We continued eastward on Highway 
564 turning north on Range Road 253; then westward on to Twp. Road 262 where we 
found our 2nd. bird; another 1st. year bird on the 1st. southwardbound Range 
Road. We pushed on eastward on Twp.Rd. 262 finding our 3rd. bird, yet another 
1st. year bird along the fencerow just south of the Range Road 261 junction. 

 From there, we turned northward on to Twp. Rd. 261, then proceeding through 
the Irricana Sloughs, we emerged southward on Range Road 255; turning eastward 
at Twp. Rd. 262. We then turned south on the Range Road going south past the 
Doppler Radar Station where our 4th. bird of the morning, yet another 1st. 
bird, was perched on a telephone pole. 

 We then took a break in Strathmore after which we drove more roads northwest 
of Strathmore. We then went south to Cheadle; then north of Highway 1 again, 
then, made our way westward finding our final Snowy Owl of the day; yet another 
1st. year bird on the north side of Twp. Rd. 250 just west of the Lyalta 
turnoff. 

 Normal birds found out there during Winters are still scarce this year. We 
found only flocks of 2 and 22 Horned Larks and 2 Gray Partridge, but, an 
additional plus was 3 Great Horned Owls, 2 of which were sitting close together 
in trees at a farmyard along the roadside. 

 In all, it seemed that people thoroughly enjoyed seeing the birds they saw and 
were practically overjoyed at their looks at them. A young student from Western 
Australia researched finding Snowy Owls on the internet, and, came across 
Nature Calgary's Snowy Owl Prowl as a recommendation, and, attended the Trip 
today. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 



 
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat20Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:50:06 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0900-1200, Sat20Feb2015. 
Cloudy, light snow, N wind 5kph, -8 to -6°C. Much of the Elbow River has opened 
up since Thursday. 

 

  1.. Mallard-2 
  2.. Common Goldeneye-2 m. 
  3.. Common Merganser-2 m. 
  4.. Sharp-shinned Hawk-1, seen by John S. before start. 
  5.. Northern Goshawk-1 m. 
  6.. Downy Woodpecker-5+ 
  7.. Northern Flicker-1+ 
  8.. Northern Shrike- 1 ad. 
  9.. Blue Jay-5+ 
  10.. Black-billed Magpie-16 
  11.. Common Raven-15 
  12.. Black-capped Chickadee-15 
  13.. White-breasted Nuthatch-2 
  14.. Bohemian Waxwing-1000+ 
  15.. American Tree Sparrow-1 
  16.. Dark-eyed Junco-1 
  17.. Pine Grosbeak-14+ 
  18.. House Finch-12+ 
  19.. Common Redpoll-15+ 
  20.. Hoary Redpoll-1 
  21.. American Goldfinch-1 m. in winter plumage. 
  22.. House Sparrow-6+, heard from parking lot

Red Squirrel-5

 

Leaders: Trevor Churchill, John Stegeman, Rob Worona, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248


 
Subject: Nature Calgary Field Trip, Birding Bowmont Park, NW Calgary. 0900 - 1145am. Sat. Feb 21/15/15
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:49:43 -0700
Nature Calgary Field Trip, Bowmont Park, NW Calgary. 0900 - 1145am.  Sat.
Feb 21/15. Overcast, snowing, -9C & calm to start the walk. After 10 -
15min the snow stopped, cloud thinned & eventually the sun shone & the
temperature rose to -7C. 6 hardy birders enjoyed a pleasant & rewarding
walk.

1. Canada Goose - 108
2. Mallard - 34
3. Common Merganser - 3
4. Cooper's Hawk - 1
5. Merlin - 1
6. Downy Woodpecker - 7
7. Black-billed Magpie - 10
8. Common Raven - 5
9. Black-capped Chickadee - 15+
10. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 heard
12. Bohemian Waxwing - 220+
13. Snow Bunting - 2 heard flying overhead by Jaime P.
14.Pine Grosbeak - 2 heard by Jaime P.

Leaders: Janet Gill/Bernie Diebolt
Calgary, AB
Subject: Spring Arrivals
From: "davehawker364 AT yahoo.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Feb 2015 09:22:26 -0800
Hi All,

Yesterday, Thursday 19th, took a tour around Carburn Park and Beaverdam Flats 
and saw some early spring arrivals - a single European Starling at Carburn 
Park; two American Robins and a Dark-eyed Junco at Beaverdam Flats. 


Dave Hawker
Calgary
 

Subject: Meadowlark at Nanton
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:42:34 -0700
Hello again fellow birders
 
Today, Thursday, February 19, I went south of Calgary. Distance covered for the 
day was 308 kilometres as I went south through backroads to Okotoks, then from 
there to Highway 7; then from there, south on 64 Street. From 64 Street, I 
turned west on to Highway 543, but, I did not find the overwintering 
dark-plumaged Red-tailed Hawk east of Hartell. Perhaps it has started that 
northward trek. 

 I drove south on Highway 22 to Longview; then drove through Longview. Collared 
Doves are still doing well. At their favorite location on Twin Cities Drive, I 
found at least 11 and 4 Pine Grosbeaks. Also there was at least 1Black-capped 
Chickadee 

 I continued south on various backroads seeing only occasional small birds here 
and there. One was probably a Horned Lark; others were probably Redpolls. 

 Eventually, I came to Nanton driving along Highway 533. Upon reaching the 
town's outskirts, I was astonished as a completely unexpected Western 
Meadowlark flew across the road in front of me. This was right at the Water 
Treatment Plant. I pulled off the road to try and get a picture of it. It was 
now on the fencetop, but, I didn't see it right away and it flew and I couldn't 
refind it. 

 I drove a few streets of Nanton, but, found nothing of note other than 
Collared Doves, so, then, made my way northward on roads east of Highway 2. 

 The only other birds of note seen on the way home included 2 adult Bald Eagles 
resting in trees at a remote slough on Highway 552, and, an adult Snowy Owl a 
few kilometres south of the High River Hutterite Colony. 

 
 Good birding, Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 


 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Thu19Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:42:39 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Thu19Feb2015. 
Sunny, becoming cloudy, NW wind 10kph, 0 to 11°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-4
  2.. Mallard-3
  3.. Ruffed Grouse-1, sighted by Leao V.
  4.. Bald Eagle-3+ (2 ad./1 imm.
  5.. Northern Goshawk-1 m.
  6.. Downy Woodpecker-3
  7.. Hairy Woodpecker-3
  8.. Northern Flicker-1+
  9.. Blue Jay-4+
  10.. Black-billed Magpie-6
  11.. Common Raven-15
  12.. Black-capped Chickadee-15
  13.. Boreal Chickadee-1
  14.. White-breasted Nuthatch-1
  15.. Bohemian Waxwing-6
  16.. Pine Grosbeak-1 m.
  17.. House Finch-12+
  18.. Common Redpoll-5+
  19.. Hoary Redpoll-1
 Merlin-1, omitted yesterday

 

Red Squirrel-4

 

Leaders, Joanne Nemeth, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: North and east of Calgary
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:48:16 -0700


Hello again fellow birders
 
Today, Wednesday, February 18, I drove northwest of Calgary, then west of 
Cochrane , driving up the Grand Valley Road. The snow has practically 
disappeared with the warm weather. Birds as well were scarce with the only 
birds being seen being a Northern Shrike and a single Gray Jay. I made my 
eastward from there ending up driving Highway 567 from Airdrie to Irricana. 
Along this stretch, there were 2 1st. year Snowy Owls perched right along the 
road giving me excellent closeups. Once reaching Highway 9, I turned east on to 
Township Road 273; then drove through the Craigdu Hutterite Colony, turning 
westward on to Highway 270. Immediately after turning, I saw an adult almost 
pure, or pure white male Snowy Owl, which, again, as on Highway 567, I got a 
good picture of. I made my way southward towards Calgary ending up approaching 
the City from the southeast. I drove down Highway 791 towards Indus, but, 
turned off turning westward on to Township Road 230.Luck was with me as down 
the road, I saw a Bird of Prey on a telephone pole. At this time, however, the 
sun was starting to sink in the west, and, the bird was badly backlit. I took 
one photo, but, the bird then flew going right past me, and, I had a great view 
of a very small adult gray morph Gyrfalcon, so, the day was made. Good birding, 
Terry Korolyk, Calgary 

 
 		 	   		  
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed18Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:44:14 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Wed18Feb2015. 
Cloudy, calm, -0 to 9°C. 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-4 
  2.. Bald Eagle-1+ imm. 
  3.. Northern Flicker-2 
  4.. Blue Jay-5+ 
  5.. Black-billed Magpie-10 
  6.. Common Raven-15 
  7.. Black-capped Chickadee-20 
  8.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-3 
  9.. Bohemian Waxwing-30+ 
  10.. Pine Grosbeak-4 
  11.. House Finch-30+ 
  12.. Common Redpoll-5+ 
  13.. Hoary Redpoll-1
 

Coyote-1 on reservoir before start.

Red Squirrel-3

 

Leaders, Rose Painter, Gus Yaki-403-243-2248

Subject: Winter Road to Ft. Chip report
From: "Steve A Knight steve AT performancesystems.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:27:44 +0000 (GMT)
This is a quick report on a trip from Edmonton to Fort Chipewyan.  The Foxes, 
Gerald Romanchuk, and myself did a 3-day trip to Fort Chipewyan and back in a 
successful quest for WILLOW PTARMIGAN on the long weekend.  The winter (ice) 
road itself was in marvellous shape again, per our 2013 trip.  The harder part 
is the infamous traffic on Hwy 63 into Ft Mac including wide loads, 
double tankers, and logging trucks. And then the crazy, busy, hour and a half 
drive between Ft Mac and the beginning of the winter road past the entrances to 
the many Oil Sands sites. It's a white knuckle drive, very busy with big trucks 
and aggressive drivers. Any kind of bad winter weather makes things very 
difficult and the lanes are not particularly well painted at the moment North 
of Ft. Mac.  And South of Ft. Mac, highway twinning has only been completed on 
a single 30km stretch.  Mind you there is lots of twinning activity going on. 


On heading north from the winter gate (at the south terminus of the ice road), 
we were quite lucky in the first ˝ hour to encounter a lone Willow Ptarmigan on 
the ice road itself, that flushed into the roadside willows/grass.  This 
pleasantly surprised us, as this bird was well within the predominant Pine 
Forest that forms the first 3/4ths of the ice road to Fort Chip.  There were a 
few Willows and Grasses around when we saw this first bird, but it was in 
predominant Pine habitat reminiscent of the Opal area.  Lots of burns of 
various ages is this Pine forest too, but no luck with Woodpeckers this trip 
aside from a Hairy in a mature boreal stretch on the ice road North to Fort 
Smith (we explored a bit North of Ft. Chip).  We also had two Spruce Grouse in 
the Pine forest, which are always a pleasure to see. 


Our main birding was that final 40-50km as one approaches Fort Chipewyan, with 
a huge delta Willow habitat adjacent to Richardson (Galloot) Lake.  Tons and 
tons of tracks had us stopping frequently in this section, with no luck on the 
way North but producing two Ptarmigan on the way South.  One thing about WILLOW 
Ptarmies is they are a lot more nervous than the very confiding White-tailed 
that we are used to in the Rockies.  Still, a very big and impressive bird and 
we did manage a few pictures, but would have liked more of an opportunity to 
commune.  In both sightings the birds flushed within about a minute or two. 
 Very interesting birds and if you look at this species range map you will see 
that they range well up to the Arctic Islands in the North, and only head this 
far south in winter.  And for those interested it looks like Rock Ptarmigan are 
not much further North (future trip to Fort Smith / Hay River is sorely needed 
to test this out). 


We also had at least 6 Great Gray Owls on the trip (especially around the 
Al-Pac Mill) and zero Northern Hawk Owls - the latter seem to be absent from 
their usual haunts in the north half of the province this winter. 


BTW gasoline was $1.25 in Fort Chip and the town appears prosperous and busy. 
 Once again we were stymied in trying to find available accommodation in Fort 
Chip, so we stayed two nights in Fort Mac.   

Best Regards, SteveK

Steve Knight
St. Albert
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue17Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:33:21 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1200, Tue17Feb2015. 
Clear becoming cloudy, calm, -7 to 2°C. 


  1.. Canada Goose-5
  2.. Downy Woodpecker-3+
  3.. Hairy Woodpecker-2
  4.. Blue Jay-6+
  5.. Black-billed Magpie-8
  6.. Common Raven-30
  7.. Black-capped Chickadee-12
  8.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-3
  9.. White-breasted Nuthatch-2
  10.. Bohemian Waxwing-10+
  11.. AMERICAN TREE SPARROW-1
  12.. Pine Grosbeak-5
  13.. House Finch-8+
  14.. Common Redpoll-5+
  15.. House Sparrow-2+ noted by Diane S at end.

Red Squirrel-3

Snowshoe Hare-1



Leaders, John/Lorrie Anderson, Diane Stinson, Marion Swatschina, Gus 
Yaki-403-243-2248 


Subject: RE: American Robin and European Starling sighting
From: "'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:47:38 -0700
Thanks, Bill .

 

Bob

Robert (Bob) K. Lane,  

St. Albert, AB

 

 

 

From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: February 17, 2015 11:06 AM
To: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Albertabird] American Robin and European Starling sighting

 

  

Hello all.
A neighbour, 5 Km to the north of Darwell reported a single E. Starling 
has been at their farm for the past two days.
Another neighbour at Silver Sands, reported an A. Robin this morning!
That's all for now.
Bill Benford
SV of South View at Lake Isle, AB
Subject: American Robin and European Starling sighting
From: "Bill Benford bill.benford AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:06:24 -0700
Hello all.
A neighbour, 5 Km to the north of Darwell reported a single E. Starling 
has been at their farm for the past two days.
Another neighbour at Silver Sands, reported an A. Robin this morning!
That's all for now.
Bill Benford
SV of South View at Lake Isle, AB


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Subject: RE: Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary
From: "'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:56:40 -0700
Thanks, Gerald. I will note the calendar … Going to try again for falcons at 
the cookie factory today … got the Prairie Falcon; trying for a Gyr and the 
eagle if it shows up … finally managed to harmonize my camera and my tripod 
… I had a wrong fitting … 


 

Cheers

 

Bob

Robert (Bob) K. Lane,  

St. Albert, AB

 

 

 

From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: February 16, 2015 10:17 PM
To: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Albertabird] Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary

 

  

Hi Bob,

 

The Edmonton Nature Club runs numerous events that give Edmonton area birders 
and naturalists a chance to socialize. Take a look at the calendar here: 
http://www.edmontonnatureclub.org/ 


 

There's field trips, monthly presentations, study group sessions, etc. 

 

Some of us even go out for a beer afterwards!


Gerald Romanchuk 

Edmonton 

 
Subject: Nature Calgary Family Day Birding at Carburn Park
From: "Dan A danielarndt AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:47:26 -0700
Nature Calgary Birding, Carburn Park, Calgary. 0900-1210, Mon. 16Feb2015. 
Mostly cloudy, NW wind, 20 gusting to 35kph, 1-2C. 

1. Canada Goose - 300+2. Mallard - 500+3. Bufflehead - 60+4. Common Goldeneye - 
30+5. Common Merganser - 2+ (1m, 1f)6. Northern Goshawk - 1 ad, high, fast 
flyover7. Bald Eagle - 5 (3 ad, 2 juv.)8. Rock Pigeon - 209. Downy Woodpecker - 
510. Hairy Woodpecker - 111. Northern Flicker - 5+12. Black-billed Magpie - 
15+13. Common Raven - 8+ 

14. Black-capped Chickadee - 40+15. White-breasted Nuthatch - 416. European 
Starling - 517. House Finch - 6+18. House Sparrow - 60+, at feeders along east 
edge of park 

Leaders: Rose Painter, Dan Arndt (403-836-7405) 
 		 	   		  
Subject: February 16 Calgary Bird Alert
From: "Terry Korolyk piidpiper AT hotmail.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:49:24 -0700
--RBA
*Alberta(Canada)
*Calgary, AB
*February 16, 2015
* ABCA1502.16
 
--Birds mentioned: SWAN(sp), Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Red-tailed Hawk, Gyrfalcon, 
Prairie Falcon, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Northern Hawk Owl, Brown 
Creeper, American Robin, Varied Thrush, Northern Shrike, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, 
Purple Finch. 

 ---------------------------------------------------- 

transcript: 
Hotline: City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert
Number: 403-221-4519
To report: 403-221-4519
Coverage: southern Alberta
Compiler: Terry Korolyk
Transcriber: Terry Korolyk
 ------------------------------------------------ 

Welcome to the City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird Alert. This Bird Alert 
was recorded on Monday, February 16..........................................A 
flock of 47 SWANS was seen in southern Alberta on Saturday, February 14. The 
birds were seen by Rob Wapple; they were resting on a frozen wetland west of 
Foremost. Rob says the birds were probably Tundra Swans. These birds are about 
a month ahead of schedule for Spring 
migrants...................................Also unusual in southern Alberta for 
this date was a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD that showed up in Ken Moore's yard in 
Stirling, Alberta on Monday, February 16, but, a Varied Thrush that has been in 
Lethbridge for about a month now is an overwintering 
bird.............................Gus Yaki and the Friends of Fish Creek found a 
female Purple Finch near the Visitors' Centre in east Fish Creek PP in Calgary 
on Tuesday, February 10, while Terry Korolyk observed a flock of 30 American 
Robins in foggy, coolish Wintry weather at Deerwood Road and Deer Run Drive in 
southeast Calgary on Wednesday, February 11........................Phil Quinn 
observed 14 Wild Turkeys at the site on 272 St. southwest of Millarville on 
Thursday, February 12. The birds are on the grounds of a brown house at the 
slope north of 402 Avenue....................................Terry Korolyk 
found a flock of 21 Sharp-tailed Grouse a few kilometres east of Hartell on 
Highway 543 on Friday, February 13. At the same location, Terry watched the 
overwintering dark-plumaged Red-tailed Hawk. Terry found an adult male gray 
morph Gyrfalcon perched on a telephone pole just slightly further east. On 64 
Street north of Highway 543,Terry saw an adult male Prairie 
Falcon......................................Phil Quinn observed a northern Hawk 
Owl on Thursday, February 12 on the west side of 288 St. where a utility line 
goes over a yellow teepeelike structure...............................Waterfowl 
reports this week included 2 male and 1 female Lesser Scaup that have been seen 
by many observers on the Bow River in the Hull's Wood-Burnsmead area of Fish 
Creek PP. Gus Yaki and FFCPP saw a female Redhead in the same area on Saturday, 
February 14, and, they also observed 2 Brown Creepers near the Visitors' Centre 
in FCPP on both Saturday, February 14, and, Sunday, February 
15...............................Five Northern Shrikes were reported in the 
Calgary birding area within the past few 
days..............................................the next scheduled update of 
the Bird Alert is Thursday, February 
19.................................................Thank you for calling the 
City of Calgary and Nature Calgary Bird 
Alert...................................................................................end 
transcript. 

 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary
From: "Gerald Romanchuk geraldjr AT telusplanet.net [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:16:51 -0700
Hi Bob,

The Edmonton Nature Club runs numerous events that give Edmonton area birders 
and naturalists a chance to socialize. Take a look at the calendar here: 
http://www.edmontonnatureclub.org/ 


There's field trips, monthly presentations, study group sessions, etc. 

Some of us even go out for a beer afterwards!

Gerald Romanchuk 
Edmonton 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 14, 2015, at 4:55 PM, 'Robert Lane' boblane1 AT telus.net [Albertabird] 
 wrote: 

> 
> Once again, I have to ask: why not also in Edmonton, the Capital of the 
province ..???? 

> 
>  
> 
> I congratulate the Calgary folks but why is there not an Edmonton 
counter-part? I’m too old to organize it … 

> 
>  
> 
> Bob
> 
> Robert (Bob) K. Lane, 
> 
> St. Albert, AB
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com] 
> Sent: February 14, 2015 4:17 PM
> To: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Albertabird] Family Day Birds & Beers event, Calgary
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> The February gathering of Calgary-area birders will take place on Family Day, 
Monday February 16, at the Royal Canadian Legion #284, 606-38 Avenue NE. This 
is just east of Edmonton Trail at 38 Avenue. Food and drinks are available. We 
start at 3 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm we will be in the auditorium. Everyone is 
welcome, including children. After 6 pm is it an adults-only venue. Drop in 
anytime after 3 and meet your fellow birders and talk birds! 

> 
> Birds and Beers - Family Day
> 
> Bob Lefebvre, Calgary
> 
> 
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1215, Mon.16Feb2015.
From: "'Gus - CCNA' gyaki AT calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:52:26 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Weaselhead Natural Area, Calgary, 0915-1215, Mon.16Feb2015. 
Cloudy, NW wind, 20kph, 1 to 3°C. Results of two groups 


 

  1.. Canada Goose-2
  2.. Mallard-2 
  3.. Bald Eagle-1 ad.
  4.. Downy Woodpecker-4+
  5.. Hairy Woodpecker-2+
  6.. Northern Flicker-1
  7.. Blue Jay-7
  8.. Black-billed Magpie-6
  9.. Common Raven-10
  10.. Black-capped Chickadee-12
  11.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
  12.. White-breasted Nuthatch-3+
  13.. Bohemian Waxwing-50+
  14.. Pine Grosbeak-1 m.
  15.. House Finch-8
  16.. Common Redpoll-2+
 

Coyote-1

Red Squirrel-8

 

Leaders, George Best, Bernie Diebolt, Janet Gill, Peter Hoyer, Ralph Parks, Gus 
Yaki-4-3-243-2248 


Subject: Red-Winged Blackbird
From: "ken_moore AT hotmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Feb 2015 10:55:48 -0800
I was lying down this morning when my wife hurriedly called me to the window. 
There standing in my apple tree watching an assortment of house sparrows, Red 
polls and House finches feast at a suet feeder and seed bell was a Red-winged 
Blackbird. I've often sought to find blackbirds early in the year throughout 
the rural areas southeast of Lethbridge which normally find the species in the 
spring and summer. And I never found one in February in any of the past 30 
years. This morning one showed up in my backyard feeding along with lots of 
other birds. My wife took photos of it eating at a feeder we have on our deck's 
fence. I watched it myself for about 20 minutes before it left my yard for a 
neighbour's. It was a good addition to my Great Backyard Birdcount list. 
Unfortunately, the juncos (both Dark eyed and Oregon races) which were here for 
most of January and early February seem to have departed, along with our snow. 
However, we did have a skiff of snow overnight but the juncos didn't return, 
and now the snow is vanishing again too. A friend in Lethbridge had a Varied 
thrush in his backyard off and on for the past month or so but it too has 
failed to show itself in his backyard during the GBBC. 

 

 --- ken moore
 Stirling (30 km SE of Lethbridge)
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge. 1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15.
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:21:39 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge.
1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb

FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge.
1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15. Sunny becoming overcast, light East wind, +6
to +7C. Brief snow squall.

1. Canada Goose - 102
2. Mallard - 43
3. Lesser Scaup - 1f.
4. Common Goldeneye - 38
5. Bufflehead - 13
6. Common Merganser - 4 (3m, 1f)
7. Bald Eagle - 1 adult
8. GRAY  PARTRIDGE - 2 seen by JG & BD when leaving driving out of park
9. Northern Flicker - 3, including 2 males performing spring ritual
10. Downy Woodpecker - 2 (1m, 1f)
11. Hairy Woodpecker - 1m
12. Black-billed Magpie - 9
13. Common Raven - 12
14. Black-capped Chickadee - 18
15. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
17. BROWN CREEPER - 2

MINK - 1 seen scooting across ice, diving into river then emerging about 2
minutes later with fish.

George Best/Bernie Diebolt/Janet Gill
Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge. 1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15
From: "Janet Gill gillannjanet AT gmail.com [Albertabird]" <Albertabird@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:15:31 -0700
FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP, HQ, East to Bow River, North to Pedestrian Bridge.
1:15-3:45pm. Sun. Feb 15/15. Sunny becoming overcast, light East wind, +6
to +7C. Brief snow squall.

1. Canada Goose - 102
2. Mallard - 43
3. Lesser Scaup - 1f.
4. Common Goldeneye - 38
5. Bufflehead - 13
6. Common Merganser - 4 (3m, 1f)
7. Bald Eagle - 1 adult
8. GRAY  PARTRIDGE - 2 seen by JG & BD when leaving driving out of park
9. Northern Flicker - 3, including 2 males performing spring ritual
10. Downy Woodpecker - 2 (1m, 1f)
11. Hairy Woodpecker - 1m
12. Black-billed Magpie - 9
13. Common Raven - 12
14. Black-capped Chickadee - 18
15. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
16. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
17. BROWN CREEPER - 2