Interesting Bird Sightings

For a complete list of birds normally seen in Central Alberta, please click on Central Alberta Bird Checklist button on the right.

Pine Warbler was first seen at a feeder at Sylvan Lake on November 3, 2015 and last seen on November 6. Photo by Myrna Pearman.

at Medicine Lake, October 2, 2015. The ID has been confirmed by many birders and two authorities from the U.S. as a “Little Blue Heron” This is only the third documented  sighting in Alberta of this species.

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Not an unusual bird, but an unusual activity. 100’s of snow geese sitting on the road. This was north of Alliance, Alberta. April, 2014

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Turkey vultures are being seen with increasing frequency. Several nest sites have been located.

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Eastern Towhee Jan, 2009
Red Deer, AB. 55 St. and 30 Ave.

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Short-eared owls Jan. 2008
There were at least three short-eared owls located on Range Road 272 about one-half mile south of Secondary Highway 590 (east from Innisfail).

Others were sighted on RR 275 south of Secondary 590.

Five were sighted just east of Markerville.

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Red-bellied woodpecker.

Oct. 2007
Ponoka, Alberta. Seen at feeders along 38 St.

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Red-tailed hawk. The bird is white, except for some dark feathers on the head. May, 2007 East of Markerville.

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Barrow’s goldeneye January – February, 2007
Dickson Dam

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Steller’s Jay, January 2007
Leslieville

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Yellow-billed loon Around Christmas, 2004
Dickson Dam