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19 Feb: @ 15:03:59 
FFCPPSoc.Birding, Boat Launch, Fish Creek Prov. Park, SECalgary, walking west and north to Sikome Lake and south to Lafarge Meadows, 09:15 - 11:45 AM, Monday, 19Feb2018. ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
18 Feb: @ 19:37:12 
Pygmy Owl in NW Calgary ['Peter Hoyer' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
18 Feb: @ 11:10:08 
Northern Saw-whet owl [Michael RW Dawson [email protected] [Albertabird]]
18 Feb: @ 10:40:33 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Park, SW Calgary, 09:00 - 11:30 AM, Saturday, 17Feb2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 19:12:34 
Re: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [Pat Lucas [email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 13:54:37 
Re: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [Bob Parsons [email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 10:47:02 
Re: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [Bob Parsons [email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 10:30:57 
Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 09:32:42 
Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
17 Feb: @ 09:27:13 
Horned Lark Subspecies identification? [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
16 Feb: @ 18:36:23 
Re: Airdrie area today and rfi [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
15 Feb: @ 18:37:54 
Re: Airdrie area today and rfi [Martin Sharp [email protected] [Albertabird]]
15 Feb: @ 18:11:18 
Airdrie area today and rfi [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
15 Feb: @ 16:46:25 
Nature Alberta Pelagic Trip - Sunday September 16 [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
15 Feb: @ 14:39:16 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA; Thursday, 15-Feb-2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
15 Feb: @ 13:37:05 
Re: Harlequin Duck ['William J. F. Wilson' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
14 Feb: @ 19:53:22 
Long-tailed Duck - Calgary [Dan A [email protected] [Albertabird]]
14 Feb: @ 18:26:59 
Harlequin Duck Calgary [2 Attachments] [Michael Potter [email protected] [Albertabird]]
14 Feb: @ 13:44:12 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
13 Feb: @ 14:40:40 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Tuesday, 13-Feb-2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
13 Feb: @ 13:23:23 
Re: RFI - Taber Area Birding [Bob Parsons [email protected] [Albertabird]]
13 Feb: @ 12:19:29 
Tour to Alberta: RFI [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
13 Feb: @ 12:11:05 
Re: RFI - Taber Area Birding [Milton Spitzer [email protected] [Albertabird]]
13 Feb: @ 09:01:45 
RFI - Taber Area Birding [Sandra Savage [email protected] [Albertabird]]
12 Feb: @ 18:10:26 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Area walking west to bird feeding station, SW Calgary, Mon. 0915-1145 AM, 12Feb2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
11 Feb: @ 19:45:01 
FFCPP Soc Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, 09:00-11:45AM, Sunday 11-Feb-2018 ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
11 Feb: @ 19:12:07 
FFCPPSoc.Birding, Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, 1:15 p.m.-3:30 Sunday, 11Feb2018 Sunny Light Wind -19C [Bernie Diebolt [email protected] [Albertabird]]
11 Feb: @ 15:15:25 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Sunday, 11-Feb-2018 09:00 - 11:45AM [Dan A [email protected] [Albertabird]]
10 Feb: @ 14:47:47 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Saturday, 10-Feb- ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
09 Feb: @ 01:13:35 
Re: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof [Bill Benford [email protected] [Albertabird]]
09 Feb: @ 00:46:16 
Re: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof [Bill Benford [email protected] [Albertabird]]
08 Feb: @ 16:37:31 
Re: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof [Pat Lucas [email protected] [Albertabird]]
08 Feb: @ 16:27:21 
Re: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof [David Rhody [email protected] [Albertabird]]
07 Feb: @ 15:37:09 
Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof [Bill Benford [email protected] [Albertabird]]
07 Feb: @ 14:37:13 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday 07-Feb-2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
06 Feb: @ 17:51:30 
Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Monday, 0915-1230 PM, 05Feb2018 ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
06 Feb: @ 17:42:19 
FFCPP Soc Birding--Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, CA, Tuesday, 06-Feb-2018 ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
04 Feb: @ 19:38:06 
FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield, FFCP, walking west to Shaw Meadows, Calgary. 1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18 ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
04 Feb: @ 19:08:54 
Addendum to previous post re: FFCPP Sunday PM walk [Janet Gill [email protected] [Albertabird]]
04 Feb: @ 19:00:50 
FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield, FFCP, walking west to Shaw Meadows, Calgary. 1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18 [Janet Gill [email protected] [Albertabird]]
04 Feb: @ 15:01:04 
FFCPPSoc. Birding Votier's Flats, Sunday, Feb 04 2018. Mostly cloudy, light N wind, -20C. ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
03 Feb: @ 20:14:15 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Glennfield Park, walking west to Votier's Flats parking lot, FCPP, Calgary. 0900-1145. Sat, 03Feb2018 ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
02 Feb: @ 19:10:47 
Re: Re: 2017 NMT Year ['William J. F. Wilson' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
01 Feb: @ 22:30:19 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Glennfield, FCPP,, walking west towards Votier’s Flats, FCPP, SW Calgary. 0900-1200. Thur, 01Feb2018. Cloudy, SW wind 5kph. -17 -14°C ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
01 Feb: @ 17:20:06 
Re: 2017 NMT Year [[email protected] [Albertabird]]
01 Feb: @ 16:01:58 
Elbow River Monthly Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Dam, SW Calgary. 0815-1110, Thu, 01Feb2028. Overcast, becoming sunny at 1100, SW wind 5kph. -17 to -14°C ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
01 Feb: @ 15:54:15 
Elbow River Monthly Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Dam, SW Calgary. 0815-1110, Thu, 01Feb2028. Overcast, becoming sunny at 1100, SW wind 5kph. -17 to -14°C ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
31 Jan: @ 14:56:38 
FFCPP Soc Fish Creek PP--Votier's Flats, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018 ['David Mitchell' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
31 Jan: @ 12:31:50 
Southern Alberta - Jan. 30th ['Ken Orich' [email protected] [Albertabird]]
31 Jan: @ 05:14:03 
Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, E end of Votier's Flats, FCPP, Calgary. 09:15 - 12:00, Mon, 29Jan2018. ['Gus - CCNA' [email protected] [Albertabird]]





Subject: FFCPPSoc.Birding, Boat Launch, Fish Creek Prov. Park, SECalgary, walking west and north to Sikome Lake and south to Lafarge Meadows, 09:15 - 11:45 AM, Monday, 19Feb2018.
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 15:03 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc.Birding, Boat
Launch, Fish Creek Prov.Park, SECalgary,walking west andnorth to Sikome
Lake and south to Lafarge Meadows,09:15 - 11:45 AM, Monday, 19Feb2018.
Sunny and clear, temperature -23 to -16C.




Canada Goose-80
Mallard-12
Bufflehead-1
Common Goldeneye-91
Barrows Goldeneye-1
Common Merganser-3
Bald Eagle-2 1ad, 1juv
Rock Pigeon-5
Belted Kingfisher-1
Downy Woodpecker-3
Northern Flicker-5
Black-billed Magpie-4
Common Raven-3
Black-capped Chickadee-30
White-breasted Nuthatch-4

White-tailed Deer-1


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Subject: Pygmy Owl in NW Calgary
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 19:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
I just got my first Northern Pygmy Owl of the year in my backyard.  I'm in
Silver Springs on the north edge of Bowmont Park at the Bowness Park end
(west end). It likely came up from either of those parks, likely Bowness
because it's a bit more boreal along the river. It only stayed a couple of
minutes after my son saw it fly in, stayed long enough for me to ID but left
before I got the camera out. I checked the neighbouring trees and fences
but it's getting dark real quick.



Peter Hoyer, Calgary



Subject: Northern Saw-whet owl
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 11:10 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Encountered in Mill Creek Ravine, Edmonton, February 16 2018. Photo taken
with my phone.

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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Park, SW Calgary, 09:00 - 11:30 AM, Saturday, 17Feb2018
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 10:40 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Park, SW Calgary, 09:00 - 11:30 AM, Saturday, 17Feb2018. Overcast with light snow, calm to light winds, -12 to -11C.
Canada Goose-heard
Downy Woodpecker-2
Hairy Woodpecker-1
Northern Shrike-1 seen in poplars by parking lot
Common Raven-12
Black-capped Chickadee-33
Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
White-breasted Nuthatch-3
Bohemian Waxwing-125
Pine Grosbeak-8 + 20 in parking lot on return
House Finch-2
Snowshoe Hare-tracks seen
Long-tailed Weasel-1
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Subject: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 19:12 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
I am passing on a bit of information from my subscription to Birds of North America, a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithological Society. 
Apparently there are 21 subspecies in North America. 15 of those are found in Western North America. Quite a few occupy specific geographic niches but there are also at least 3 subspecies that are what they refer to as completely migratory over very large ranges. In addition there are intergrades of almost all subspecies, and "

Geographic color variations match local soil color". All that being said, there is probably a more limited number of subspecies that would occur in Alberta, but it doesn't sound all that limited!
The publication summarized the differences between the 21 subspecies and did cite references for the detailed descriptions and distributions of them all.
I have not wondered about Horned Lark subspecies before so this is all news to me. It sounds very complicated! Thoughts?

Pat Lucas
Crowsnest Pass, AB
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:46 AM, Bob Parsons [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:


























I once remember reading years ago 9 sub species!!
Bob P Edmonton
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM, [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:

























Hi Albertabirders and Trevor;
I have been working on the grasslands over the last few weeks and have notice a large influx of Horned Larks since early February. they are now very common.
I'd also appreciate feedback as I have been struggling to figure out our subspecies. This is where I am now residing, but I am happy for any additional input.
E.a. strigataOur mountain form? Light overall, yellow on throat, some on lores.
E. a. hoyti
Large arctic bird. Darker overall with some rufous on chest band. A hint of yellow in centre of throat.
E. a.leucolaema
Our prairie form? Light overall, mostly white on throat.

Any others? What am I missing?
Thanks for the discussion
Chris FisherCalgary, AB






















































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Subject: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 13:54 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Great news. Brian Ritchie has tons of knowledge on the sub species too.
Best Bob P Edmonton
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 11:24 AM, Pat Lucas [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:


























I am passing on a bit of information from my subscription to Birds of North America, a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithological Society.
Apparently there are 21 subspecies in North America. 15 of those are found in Western North America. Quite a few occupy specific geographic niches but there are also at least 3 subspecies that are what they refer to as completely migratory over very large ranges. In addition there are intergrades of almost all subspecies, and "

Geographic color variations match local soil color". All that being said, there is probably a more limited number of subspecies that would occur in Alberta, but it doesn't sound all that limited!
The publication summarized the differences between the 21 subspecies and did cite references for the detailed descriptions and distributions of them all.
I have not wondered about Horned Lark subspecies before so this is all news to me. It sounds very complicated! Thoughts?

Pat Lucas
Crowsnest Pass, AB
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:46 AM, Bob Parsons [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:


























I once remember reading years ago 9 sub species!!
Bob P Edmonton
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM, [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:

























Hi Albertabirders and Trevor;
I have been working on the grasslands over the last few weeks and have notice a large influx of Horned Larks since early February. they are now very common.
I'd also appreciate feedback as I have been struggling to figure out our subspecies. This is where I am now residing, but I am happy for any additional input.
E.a. strigataOur mountain form? Light overall, yellow on throat, some on lores.
E. a. hoyti
Large arctic bird. Darker overall with some rufous on chest band. A hint of yellow in centre of throat.
E. a.leucolaema
Our prairie form? Light overall, mostly white on throat.

Any others? What am I missing?
Thanks for the discussion
Chris FisherCalgary, AB













































































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Subject: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 10:47 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
I once remember reading years ago 9 sub species!!
Bob P Edmonton
On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM, [email protected] [Albertabird] <[email protected]> wrote:

























Hi Albertabirders and Trevor;
I have been working on the grasslands over the last few weeks and have notice a large influx of Horned Larks since early February. they are now very common.
I'd also appreciate feedback as I have been struggling to figure out our subspecies. This is where I am now residing, but I am happy for any additional input.
E.a. strigataOur mountain form? Light overall, yellow on throat, some on lores.
E. a. hoyti
Large arctic bird. Darker overall with some rufous on chest band. A hint of yellow in centre of throat.
E. a.leucolaema
Our prairie form? Light overall, mostly white on throat.

Any others? What am I missing?
Thanks for the discussion
Chris FisherCalgary, AB































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Subject: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 10:30 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Albertabirders and Trevor;

I have been working on the grasslands over the last few weeks and have notice a large influx of Horned Larks since early February. they are now very common.


I'd also appreciate feedback as I have been struggling to figure out our subspecies. This is where I am now residing, but I am happy for any additional input.


E.a. strigata
Our mountain form? Light overall, yellow on throat, some on lores.


E. a. hoyti

Large arctic bird. Darker overall with some rufous on chest band. A hint of yellow in centre of throat.


E. a. leucolaema

Our prairie form? Light overall, mostly white on throat.



Any others? What am I missing?


Thanks for the discussion


Chris Fisher
Calgary, AB



Subject: Re: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 9:32 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
My photo didn't seem to upload??

Can be seen here:


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Subject: Horned Lark Subspecies identification?
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 9:27 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Someone asked me what subspecies of horned lark I had taken a picture of east of Calgary very close to Delacour.  I didn't realize there were so many sub species.


I can't find any good reference for these (field mark differences, etc.).


The wiki indicates the Desert Horned Lark is in southern Alberta.


Desert horned lark (E. a. leucolaema) Coues https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... 1874: Also known as the pallid horned lark. Found from southern Alberta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... (south-western Canada) through north-central and central USA

Does anybody know their subspecies and can identify my attached photo??


/Trevor



Subject: Re: Airdrie area today and rfi
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 18:36 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thank you, everyone here has been so helpful. I saw 2 Northern Pygmy-Owls today so am very happy :)



Subject: Airdrie area today and rfi
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 18:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Andrew
Here is a recent NPO location. The bird let us watch it from 30m or so range for over an hour.
Junction of Hwy 22 and Highway 624 north of Drayton Valley. The bird was hunting from trees in the NE quadrant of the intersection. If you look N at the intersection, the ground slopes down to the north to a fenced field with a pond in it. NPO was using a large tree at the SW corner of the fenced area, the hedgerow that runs to the north from that corner, and the trees a bit further to the east along the north side of 624 towards a property that is set back from the road a bit to the ENE.

Good luck
Martin Sharp
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Hi , i am visiting Alberta right now from Ontario for 2 weeks and went for a drive with my parents around Airdrie today. We saw a Snowy Owl near Township road 274 and Range Road 272. Also on Township Road 274 where it meets Range Road 284 there is a large feedyard with many birds here, mainly Common Ravens, American Crows and Black-billed Magpies. Also 2 Bald Eagles here and a Pileated Woodpecker being harassed by 2 Ravens.Iam here till next friday and would love to add a Northern Pygmy-owl to my lifelist, is the only bird i can realistically add while iam in Alberta. Any help would be greatly appreciated, i have been checking ebird so have some ideas where to check.My ebird checklist from today is herehttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...
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Subject: Airdrie area today and rfi
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 18:11 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi , i am visiting Alberta right now from Ontario for 2 weeks and went for a drive with my parents around Airdrie today. We saw a Snowy Owl near Township road 274 and Range Road 272. Also on Township Road 274 where it meets Range Road 284 there is a large feedyard with many birds here, mainly Common Ravens, American Crows and Black-billed Magpies. Also 2 Bald Eagles here and a Pileated Woodpecker being harassed by 2 Ravens.
Iam here till next friday and would love to add a Northern Pygmy-owl to my lifelist, is the only bird i can realistically add while iam in Alberta. Any help would be greatly appreciated, i have been checking ebird so have some ideas where to check.
My ebird checklist from today is here https://ebird.org/view/checkli... https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Regards Andrew Don Oakville, Ontario



Subject: Nature Alberta Pelagic Trip - Sunday September 16
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 16:46 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello

Nature Alberta is hosting a pelagic trip from Ucluelet, British Columbia on Sunday September 16, 2018. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/na... https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/na... . Dont miss out, buy your tickets early.

For additional info, questions, comments or concerns, please contact the pelagic trip coordinator, James Fox at [email protected] mailto:[email protected] .

Thank you
James Fox
Edmonton, Alberta



Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA; Thursday, 15-Feb-2018
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 14:39 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA; Thursday,
15-Feb-2018 09:16 - 11:42. -17 to -8C, bright and sunny. A very pleasant
Winter's day!



1. Downy Woodpecker 3
2. Hairy Woodpecker 2
3. Blue Jay 1 Seen at the end of the session
4. Black-billed Magpie 4
5. Common Raven 8
6. Black-capped Chickadee 31
7. Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
8. White-breasted Nuthatch 1
9. Pine Grosbeak 6
10. House Finch 1



6 Red Squirrels

Snowshoe Hare tracks



Leaders: David Mitchell, Stephen Phelps, John Thompson, Wayne Walker



Subject: Re: Harlequin Duck
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 13:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
The first winter male Harlequin Duck reported Feb 13 by Mike Potter was
with Common Goldeneyes and Buffleheads this morning (Thursday, February
15) around 9 am, in the east channel (former north pond) at the north
end of Carburn Park in Calgary.

Good birding,

Bill Wilson
Calgary



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Subject: Long-tailed Duck - Calgary
Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 19:53 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Another belated report (to the listserv). A Long-tailed Duck was reported two days ago at Rotary Park (south of Highway 22X, in Fish Creek Provincial Park, on the east side of the Bow River from Lafarge Meadows). I checked it out this morning, and was pleased to find an immature female cruising in the water just south of the 22X bridge over the Bow River, where she spent the majority of her time today.

Ive attached two photos.

Good birding,


Daniel Arndt
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Subject:
Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 18:26 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
A belated report of a first winter male Harlequin Duck sighted in Calgary on Tuesday 13 Feb. Observed for over an hour in early afternoon.

Location: Carburn Park. First seen on the Bow River just below the Glenmore Trail bridge. Later observed further downstream in the opening (former pond) on the east side of the river.

Attaching two photos, in the first of which it has a twig in its bill apparently checking it out as a food item (was discarded).

Mike Potter
Airdrie



Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2018
Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 13:44 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, Wednesday,
14-Feb-2018 09:15 - 11:02; 0 to -6C, cloudy, very windy, blowing snow and
new snow.



1. Downy Woodpecker 1
2. Northern Shrike 1
3. Black-billed Magpie 1
4. Common Raven 13
5. Black-capped Chickadee 30
6. White-breasted Nuthatch 1
7. Bohemian Waxwing 20
8. Pine Grosbeak 12
9. House Finch 3
10. Common Redpoll 2





2 Red Squirrels



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Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Tuesday, 13-Feb-2018
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 14:40 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--South Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Tuesday,
13-Feb-2018 09:15 - 12:15. -9 to +9C



1. Bald Eagle 1
2. Downy Woodpecker 3
3. Black-billed Magpie 4
4. Common Raven 8
5. Black-capped Chickadee 42
6. Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
7. White-breasted Nuthatch 2
8. Bohemian Waxwing 350
9. Pine Grosbeak 4
10. House Finch 2
11. Common Redpoll 8



2 Meadow Voles

2 Red Squirrels



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Subject: RFI - Taber Area Birding
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 13:23 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Echo what Milt has said. The newly released Birding Trail has great info on many areas. It does not have all the roads but the whole area has some great range roads to cruise along on.Do not forget the annual Brooks Lake Newell May Species Count on the long weekend of May 18-20th. Over 165 bird species expected including hopefully Whimbrel and BO.I could put you in contact with LLoyd Bennett if you like?
Best Bob P Edmonton.

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Hello Everyone


I am thinking of going to Taber area for some spring birding - I

remember reports of Whimbrels and Burrowing Owls. But, I don't know

when to go or where to go once in the area.


Could anyone offer suggestions? Thanks.


Also, is there accommodation in Taber you'd recommend or am I better

going to Lethbridge?


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Calgary


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Subject: Tour to Alberta: RFI
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 12:19 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Alberta birders,


I will be arriving in Alberta in a few days to begin my second annual "Owlberta" tour. Last year's tour was a success thanks in great part to the help I received from the community here, and I am asking once again for your help. With Ebird suppressing sightings of some of our key target birds, assistance from local birders will be even more valuable on this year's trip. In particular, I would be very happy to receive any information on recent sightings of key owl species such as Great Gray and Northern Hawk Owl. Our tour will be based out of Edmonton and Calgary, so I'm particularly looking for any info near the two cities, especially Edmonton, as I have fewer local contacts there at present. If you have any info on exact locations for a reliable owl that you are willing to share, please contact me privately at the email address I will share below. Note that I'm very careful to ensure that my groups behave in a responsible manner towards the owls. The well being of the birds is of primary concern to me, and any behaviour that puts undue pressure on the owls is not allowed on this tour. So, no approaching the birds, no attempts to make them fly, no baiting, etc. My goal is to see the birds and enjoy them as they go about their business naturally. Also, if anyone knows whether there have been any Gyrfalcons at the Edmonton grain terminals this winter, I would also appreciate hearing about that. My RFI is not just restricted to these three species, however, so if you have any other info on "good" winter birds you are willing to share, that would be most welcome as well.
Thanks in advance, and if you're out birding next week and see my (large) group out in the field, please feel free to stop by and say hi.


Jay VanderGaast
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Subject: RFI - Taber Area Birding
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 12:11 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Sandra:
The Grasslands Naturalists of Medicine Hat have prepared a Southeastern Alberta Birding Trails Guide which contains a section (Trail 14) prepared by Lloyd Bennett on birding the area around Taber, Fincastle and Purple Springs. To access this booklet go to: www.natureline.info/gn . Then click on the link: Now Available, then click on the cover page of the Birding Trails of Southeastern Alberta. Go to Trail 14 which contains a write up of the area and an access map.
This write-up should give you a decent description of the area and the birds which might be found. Taber has a number of motels and good eating places.
Milt SpitzerMedicine Hat
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Hello Everyone


I am thinking of going to Taber area for some spring birding - I

remember reports of Whimbrels and Burrowing Owls. But, I don't know

when to go or where to go once in the area.


Could anyone offer suggestions? Thanks.


Also, is there accommodation in Taber you'd recommend or am I better

going to Lethbridge?


Sandra Savage


Calgary


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Subject: RFI - Taber Area Birding
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 9:01 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Everyone

I am thinking of going to Taber area for some spring birding - I
remember reports of Whimbrels and Burrowing Owls. But, I don't know
when to go or where to go once in the area.

Could anyone offer suggestions? Thanks.

Also, is there accommodation in Taber you'd recommend or am I better
going to Lethbridge?

Sandra Savage

Calgary

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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Area walking west to bird feeding station, SW Calgary, Mon. 0915-1145 AM, 12Feb2018
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 18:10 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, South Glenmore Area walking west to bird feeding station,
SW Calgary, Mon. 0915-1145 AM, 12Feb2018. Bright, sunny morning, winds
calm, temperatures -30 to -14C.



1. Downy Woodpecker-2
2. Black-billed Magpie-2
3. Common Raven-18
4. Black-capped Chickadee-35
5. Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
6. White-breasted Nuthatch-2
7. House Finch-6
8. Common Redpoll-7



Red Squirrel-4

White-tailed Deer-4



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Subject: FFCPP Soc Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, 09:00-11:45AM, Sunday 11-Feb-2018
Date: Sun Feb 11 2018 19:45 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Birding-Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, 09:00 -
11:45.Sunday, 11Feb2018 Light wind, cloudy then clearing later
on. -15 to -19C.10 Participants.


Canada Goose - 57
Common Goldeneye -
1
Common Merganser -
1
Great Horned Owl -
1
Downy Woodpecker -
2
Hairy Woodpecker -
1
Northern Flicker -
2
Black-billed Magpie
- 8
Common Raven - 20
Black-capped
Chickadee - 25
Mountain Chickadee
- 1
Boreal Chickadee -
8
Red-breasted
Nuthatch - 3
Townsend's
Solitaire - 1
Bohemian Waxwing -
8
Pine Grosbeak - 25
Common Redpoll -
15
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Subject: FFCPPSoc.Birding, Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, 1:15 p.m.-3:30 Sunday, 11Feb2018 Sunny Light Wind -19C
Date: Sun Feb 11 2018 19:12 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
1. Canada Goose- 37
2. Common Goldeneye- 3
3. Northern Goshawk- 1
4. Downy Woodpecker-2
5. Black-billed Magpie- 2
6. Common Raven- 1
7. Black-capped Chickadee- 22
8. Mountain Chickadee- 1
9. Boreal Chickadee-2
10. Red-breasted Nuthatch-3
11. White-breasted Nuthatch-1
12. Townsend's Solitaire-1
13 Bohemian Waxwing-6
14. Pine Grosbeak-4
15. Common Redpoll-5


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Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Sunday, 11-Feb-2018 09:00 - 11:45AM
Date: Sun Feb 11 2018 15:15 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA  Sunday, 11-Feb-2018 09:00 - 11:45.  -15 to -19C, light wind, cloudy then clearing later on. 10 Participants.


1. Canada Goose - 57
2. Common Goldeneye - 1
3. Common Merganser - 1
4. Great Horned Owl - 1
5. Downy Woodpecker - 2
6. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
7. Northern Flicker - 2
8. Black-billed Magpie - 8
9. Common Raven - 20
10. Black-capped Chickadee - 25
11. Mountain Chickadee - 1
12. Boreal Chickadee - 8
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3
14. Townsend's Solitaire - 1
15. Bohemian Waxwing - 8
16. Pine Grosbeak - 25
17. Common Redpoll - 15

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Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Saturday, 10-Feb-
Date: Sat Feb 10 2018 14:47 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA  Saturday,
10-Feb-2018 09:00 - 12:15 -17 to -6C, mostly sunny



1. Canada Goose 35
2. Mallard 2
3. Common Goldeneye 4
4. Common Merganser 4
5. Great Horned Owl 1
6. Downy Woodpecker 4
7. Hairy Woodpecker 1
8. Northern Flicker 2
9. Blue Jay 8
10. Black-billed Magpie 7
11. Common Raven 24
12. Black-capped Chickadee 15
13. Mountain Chickadee 2
14. Boreal Chickadee 9
15. Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
16. White-breasted Nuthatch 3
17. Townsend's Solitaire 1
18. Bohemian Waxwing 50
19. Pine Grosbeak 13
20. House Finch 4
21. Common Redpoll 3



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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof
Date: Fri Feb 9 2018 1:13 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Pat.
Looks like only some areas have the birds. Maybe too it is not their
time for much migration around the province. Hope we see more in the Spring.
Thanks for your update and happy birding!
Bill


On 2/8/2018 3:37 PM, Pat Lucas [email protected] [Albertabird]
wrote:
> We have them in Crowsnest Pass. There have been up to 30 reported at
> one feeder, an unreported number at another feeder, and in addition I
> saw 7 while out snowshoeing in the backcountry mid January. All of
> these are at the east end of the Pass. I don't know if they have been
> seen anywhere else around here.
>
> There had been some residing in Beaver Mines, a hamlet near hear, for
> 1 to 2 years but they appear to have moved on.
>
> Pat Lucas
> Crowsnest Pass, AB
>



Subject: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof
Date: Fri Feb 9 2018 0:46 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks David.
I guess this is an off year for the Species. I saw one other report but
it did not show large numbers of the birds and they were spotted down
south in the Crowsnest Pass area.
Thanks and good birding!
Bill



On 2/8/2018 3:27 PM, David Rhody [email protected] [Albertabird] wrote:
> Bill,
>
> FYI, a feeder watcher living on a farm near Beaverlodge (40km from
> Grande Prairie) is attracting a few evening grosbeaks this winter.
> She didn't specify numbers, but it's not many. During the Christmas
> Bird Count I saw some at her feeders. In fact, three of the four
> CBC's in this area had small numbers of evening grosbeak observations
> in December (Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Spirit River). I haven't
> seen any around Grande Prairie this winter at all (although others
> obviously did in December). I'm still seeing pine grosbeaks regularly
> and large flocks of Bohemian waxwings.
>
> Hope this is of interest.
>
> David Rhody
> (Grande Prairie)
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Bill Benford [email protected]
> [Albertabird]
> > wrote:
>
> Hello fellow Birders.
>
> Have anyone or everyone noticed a lack in Evening Grosbeak sightings
> this year? We have only had one (1) at our feeders and that was
> earlier
> in the Winter.
>
> Just curious to see how other birders are having any luck.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Benford
>
> SV of South View at Lake Isle, AB
>
>
>



Subject: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof
Date: Thu Feb 8 2018 16:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
We have them in Crowsnest Pass. There have been up to 30 reported at one feeder, an unreported number at another feeder, and in addition I saw 7 while out snowshoeing in the backcountry mid January. All of these are at the east end of the Pass. I don't know if they have been seen anywhere else around here.
There had been some residing in Beaver Mines, a hamlet near hear, for 1 to 2 years but they appear to have moved on.
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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof
Date: Thu Feb 8 2018 16:27 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Bill,
FYI, a feeder watcher living on a farm near Beaverlodge (40km from Grande Prairie) is attracting a few evening grosbeaks this winter. She didn't specify numbers, but it's not many. During the Christmas Bird Count I saw some at her feeders.. In fact, three of the four CBC's in this area had small numbers of evening grosbeak observations in December (Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Spirit River). I haven't seen any around Grande Prairie this winter at all (although others obviously did in December). I'm still seeing pine grosbeaks regularly and large flocks of Bohemian waxwings.
Hope this is of interest.
David Rhody(Grande Prairie)


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Hello fellow Birders.


Have anyone or everyone noticed a lack in Evening Grosbeak sightings

this year? We have only had one (1) at our feeders and that was earlier

in the Winter.


Just curious to see how other birders are having any luck.


Thanks.


Bill Benford


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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks Sightings or Lack Thereof
Date: Wed Feb 7 2018 15:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello fellow Birders.

Have anyone or everyone noticed a lack in Evening Grosbeak sightings
this year? We have only had one (1) at our feeders and that was earlier
in the Winter.

Just curious to see how other birders are having any luck.

Thanks.

Bill Benford

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Subject: FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday 07-Feb-2018
Date: Wed Feb 7 2018 14:37 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Calgary--Griffith Woods Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday
07-Feb-2018 09:15 - 12:04 -9 to-6C, cloudy



1. Canada Goose 108
2. Mallard 3
3. Common Goldeneye 4
4. Ruffed Grouse 1
5. Great Horned Owl 1
6. Downy Woodpecker 7
7. Hairy Woodpecker 3
8. Blue Jay 5
9. Black-billed Magpie 4
10. Common Raven 15
11. Black-capped Chickadee 20
12. Boreal Chickadee 3
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
14. White-breasted Nuthatch 1
15. American Robin 1
16. Bohemian Waxwing 22
17. Pine Grosbeak 22
18. Common Redpoll 8



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Subject: Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Monday, 0915-1230 PM, 05Feb2018
Date: Tue Feb 6 2018 17:51 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yesterday's bird list.

FFCPPSoc. Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Monday, 0915-1230 PM, 05Feb2018. Bright, sunny morning, winds calm changing to 10 kph at noon, temperatures -22 to -16C.


1.. Canada Goose-53
2.. Common Goldeneye-6
3.. Merlin-1
4.. Hairy Woodpecker-3
5.. Blue Jay-5
6.. Black-billed Magpie-12
7.. Common Raven-12
8.. Black-capped Chickadee-16
9.. Boreal Chickadee-2
10.. Red-breasted Nuthatch-4
11.. Bohemian Waxwing-heard from parking lot at start
12.. Pine Grosbeak-13
13.. Common Redpoll-15


Eastern Gray Squirrel-1
Red Squirrel-1


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Subject: FFCPP Soc Birding--Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, CA, Tuesday, 06-Feb-2018
Date: Tue Feb 6 2018 17:42 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc. Birding, Griffith Woods Park, SW Calgary, Alberta, Tues, 06-Feb-2018, 09:18 - 11:40. -11C, calm, mostly sunny.


1.. Canada Goose 9
2.. Great Horned Owl 1
3.. Downy Woodpecker 3
4.. Hairy Woodpecker 1
5.. Blue Jay 3
6.. Black-billed Magpie 2
7.. Common Raven 3
8.. Black-capped Chickadee 15
9.. Boreal Chickadee 6
10.. Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
11.. White-breasted Nuthatch 1
12.. Townsend's Solitaire 1
13.. Pine Grosbeak 1
14.. Common Redpoll 1


1 Eastern-gray Squirrel





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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield, FFCP, walking west to Shaw Meadows, Calgary. 1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18
Date: Sun Feb 4 2018 19:38 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield Park, FFCC Calgary, walking west to Shaw
Meadows.1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18. Overcast, calm, -9 to -7
Celsius. it began snowing about 2pm with almost white-out conditions by end of
walk. Party of 6 participants. Feeders in community at top of hill very
productive.



1.Mallard - 1f
2.Bald Eagle - 1
3. Rock Pigeon - 5
4. Downy Woodpecker - 8
5. Hairy Woodpecker - 1

6. Black-billed Magpie - 3
7.Common Raven - 8
9. Black-capped Chickadee - 19
10. Mountain Chickadee - 2
11. Boreal Chickadee - 2
12. White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 heard
13. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
14. Townsend's Solitaire - 1
15. Bohemian Waxwing-30
16. Dark-eyed Junco - 1
17. House Finch - 23


White-tailed Deer - 1


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Subject: Addendum to previous post re: FFCPP Sunday PM walk
Date: Sun Feb 4 2018 19:08 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
17. Bohemian Waxwing - 30


Janet Gill,
Calgary



Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield, FFCP, walking west to Shaw Meadows, Calgary. 1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18
Date: Sun Feb 4 2018 19:00 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding Glennfield Park, FFCC Calgary, walking west to Shaw Meadows.1:15 - 3:15 PM, Sunday, Feb 4/18. Overcast, calm, -9 to -7 Celsius. it began snowing about 2pm with almost white-out conditions by end of walk. Party of 6 participants. Feeders in community at top of hill very productive.
1.Mallard - 1f2.Bald Eagle - 13. Rock Pigeon - 54. Downy Woodpecker - 85. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
6. Black-billed Magpie - 37.Common Raven - 89. Black-capped Chickadee - 1910. Mountain Chickadee - 211. Boreal Chickadee - 212. White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 heard13. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 214. Townsend's Solitaire - 115. Dark-eyed Junco - 116. House Finch - 23
White-tailed Deer - 1
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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding Votier's Flats, Sunday, Feb 04 2018. Mostly cloudy, light N wind, -20C.
Date: Sun Feb 4 2018 15:01 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
>
> FFCPPSoc. Birding, Votier's Flats, FCPP, SW Calgary,0900-1145, Sunday,
> Feb 04 2018. Mostly
cloudy, light N wind, -20C.

> 1. Rock Pigeon - 3
> 2. Downy Woodpecker - 10
> 3. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
> 4. Northern Flicker - 1
> 5. Black-billed Magpie - 2
> 6. Common Raven - 30
> 7. Black-capped Chickadee - 20
> 8. Mountain Chickadee - 1
> 9. Boreal Chickadee - 3
> 10. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
> 11. White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
> 12. Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) - 2
> 13. House Finch - 25
> 14. Red Crossbill - 1
>
> White-tailed Deer - 2
>
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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Glennfield Park, walking west to Votier's Flats parking lot, FCPP, Calgary. 0900-1145. Sat, 03Feb2018
Date: Sat Feb 3 2018 20:14 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding,
Glennfield Park, walking west to Votiers Flats parking lot,
FCPP,Calgary. 0900-1145. Sat, 03Feb2018.
Overcast with
light to moderate snow, N winds15kph, temperatures ranging - 20 to -19C.
Fifteen enthusiastic birders participated!




Mallard-1
Accipter-1 (possibly a Sharp-shinned Hawk)
Downy Woodpecker-2
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Black-billed Magpie-2
Common Raven-105
Black-capped Chickadee-10

Red Squirrel-1
Snowshoe Hare-1


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Subject: Re: 2017 NMT Year
Date: Fri Feb 2 2018 19:10 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks, Bruno. Alberta's a great place NMT for birding.

Cheers,

Bill


On 2/1/2018 9:10 AM, [email protected] [Albertabird] wrote:
>
> Thanks for that report Bill, it inspires me to leave the car at home
> more often!
>
>
> Cheers,
> Bruno Canadien
> Black Diamond AB
>



Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Glennfield, FCPP,, walking west towards Votier’s Flats, FCPP, SW Calgary. 0900-1200. Thur, 01Feb2018. Cloudy, SW wind 5kph. -17 -14°C
Date: Thu Feb 1 2018 22:30 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding,
Glennfield, FCPP, walking west towardsVotiers Flats, FCPP,SW
Calgary. 0900-1200. Thur, 01Feb2018.
Overcast clearing
to sunnylate in morning, SW wind 5kph. -17 to -14C.




Mallard-2
Rock Pigeon-6
Downy Woodpecker-3
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Black-billed Magpie-4
Common Raven-33
Black-capped Chickadee-25
Boreal Chickadee-1
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2
White-breasted Nuthatch-3
Townsends Solitaire-1
American Robin-2
Bohemian Waxwing-18Red Squirrel-1
Snowshoe Hare-1


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Subject: Re: 2017 NMT Year
Date: Thu Feb 1 2018 17:20 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks for that report Bill, it inspires me to leave the car at home more often!

Cheers,
Bruno Canadien
Black Diamond AB



Subject: Elbow River Monthly Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Dam, SW Calgary. 0815-1110, Thu, 01Feb2028. Overcast, becoming sunny at 1100, SW wind 5kph. -17 to -14°C
Date: Thu Feb 1 2018 16:01 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Bohemian Waxwing-4000 to 6000+. Largest number
seen this winter
House Finch-2 heard singing
White-winged Crossbill-20





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Subject: Elbow River Monthly Survey, Stanley Park to Glenmore Dam, SW Calgary. 0815-1110, Thu, 01Feb2028. Overcast, becoming sunny at 1100, SW wind 5kph. -17 to -14°C
Date: Thu Feb 1 2018 15:54 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Bohemian Waxwing-4000 to 6000+. Largest number
seen this winter
House Finch-2 heard singing
White-winged Crossbill-20







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Subject: FFCPP Soc Fish Creek PP--Votier's Flats, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018
Date: Wed Jan 31 2018 14:56 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPP Soc Fish Creek PP--Votier's Flats, Calgary, Alberta, CA Wednesday,
31-Jan-2018 09:15 - 11:39, -15C Cloudy



1. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
2. Downy Woodpecker 4
3. Hairy Woodpecker 2
4. Black-billed Magpie 2
5. Common Raven 8
6. Black-capped Chickadee 20
7. Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
8. White-breasted Nuthatch 2
9. American Robin 1
10. Pine Grosbeak 18
11. House Finch 6



3 Eastern-gray squirrels



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Subject: Southern Alberta - Jan. 30th
Date: Wed Jan 31 2018 12:31 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yesterday, Earle Covert and I headed south towards Milk River to see if we
could pick Earle up some year-birds. Some of his target birds were Great
Horned Owl, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Rough-legged Hawk, Horned Lark,
Gray Partridge and Sharp-tailed Grouse. He had a few more, but I can't
remember what they were. Our first stop was the north side of the Milk
River Ridge Reservoir. Water levels are very low and as expected, totally
frozen over. In the area we picked up a pair of Great Horned Owls and
Horned Larks. Along Hwy. 506, just west of Hwy. 4 we found our first Golden
Eagle of the day. The trip to Milk River was uneventful. We checked out
some feeders there. Common Redpolls, House Finches and House Sparrows were
the flavor of the day. We couldn't even find a Eurasian Collared-Dove.
Just as we were leaving Milk River, I spotted a Rough-legged Hawk at the
Information Centre. It was the first one I've seen since Jan. 2nd, breaking
the RL Hawk drought.



Just north of Coutts, we took a grid road heading west to a farmyard that
usually gives us some good birds. Horned Larks, Common Redpoll and a dozen
or so Gray Partridge were present. The big discovery of the day was two
Richardson's Ground Squirrels that were very active, our first for 2018. In
the area we found two more Rough-legged Hawks as we headed towards Hwy. 501.
Along Hwy. 501 towards Del Bonita, we found 3 Sharp-tailed Grouse and
another Golden Eagle. The rest of the trip was uneventful other than a semi
wreck burning along Hwy 62 north of Del Bonita. We had to wait for awhile
as emergency personnel were busy extinguishing the fire. Earle got six of
his target birds. Now we have to go looking for his Prairie Falcon.



Ken Orich

Lethbridge



Subject: Fw: FFCPPSoc. Birding, E end of Votier's Flats, FCPP, Calgary. 09:15 - 12:00, Mon, 29Jan2018.
Date: Wed Jan 31 2018 5:14 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, E end of Votiers Flats, FCPP, Calgary. 09:15  12:00,
Mon, 29Jan2018. Mostly overcast, calm, -09 to -05C.

Rock Pigeon-7
Downy Woodpeckert-7
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Black-billed Magpie-9
Common Raven-33
Black-capped Chickadee-40
Red-breasted Nuthatch-4
White-breasted Nuthatch-3
Bohemian Waxwing-40
Dark-eyed Junco-2
Pine Grosbeak-2
House Finch-20
Eastern Gray Squirrel-3

Red Squirrel-1'

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Gus Yaki

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