Dates of First Report by Species

Below are the dates of the first report for each species seen in Calgary in 2010.  Species with no date were not reported.  Species in bold are reportable.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose  January 1
Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose  March 3
Canada Goose  January 1
Brant 
Trumpeter Swan  January 3
Tundra Swan  March 19
Mute Swan  March 31
Wood Duck  January 3
Gadwall  March 25
Eurasian Wigeon  March 25
American Wigeon  January 1
American Black Duck  
Mallard  January 1
Blue-winged Teal  April 18
Cinnamon Teal  April 16
Northern Shoveler  February 11
Northern Pintail  January 10
Garganey 
Green-winged Teal  January 1
Canvasback  March 28
Redhead  January 9
Ring-necked Duck  March 20
Tufted Duck 
Greater Scaup  February 2
Lesser Scaup  January 16
King Eider 
Harlequin Duck   January 3
Surf Scoter  May 7
White-winged Scoter   April 30
Black Scoter 
Long-tailed Duck  January 1
Bufflehead  January 1
Common Goldeneye  January 1
Barrow’s Goldeneye  January 1
Hooded Merganser  January 10
Common Merganser  January 1
Red-breasted Merganser  April 18
Ruddy Duck  April 19
Gray Partridge  January 2
Ring-necked Pheasant  January 3
Ruffed Grouse  January 9
Spruce Grouse 
White-tailed Ptarmigan 
Blue Grouse 
Sharp-tailed Grouse 
Wild Turkey  
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon  October 23
Common Loon  March 23
Yellow-billed Loon 
Pied-billed Grebe  April 18
Horned Grebe  April 17
Red-necked Grebe  April 18
Eared Grebe  April 17
Western Grebe  May 7
Clark’s Grebe 
American White Pelican  May 7
Double-crested Cormorant  April 20
American Bittern  September 12
Great Blue Heron  April 3
Great Egret 
Snowy Egret 
Cattle Egret 
Green Heron 
Black-crowned Night-Heron  May 25
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 
White-faced Ibis   August 30
Turkey Vulture  May 1
Osprey  April 18
Bald Eagle  January 1
Northern Harrier  April 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk  January 3
Cooper’s Hawk  February 25
Northern Goshawk   January 5
Broad-winged Hawk  May 11
Swainson’s Hawk  April 2
Red-tailed Hawk  January 1
Ferruginous Hawk   April 2
Rough-legged Hawk  January 3
Golden Eagle   January 6
American Kestrel  February 25
Merlin  January 2
Gyrfalcon  January 2
Peregrine Falcon  April 7
Prairie Falcon   January 9
Yellow Rail 
Virginia Rail   May 24
Sora  May 21
American Coot  January 9
Sandhill Crane   April 21
Whooping Crane 
Black-bellied Plover  May 14
American Golden-Plover  August 16
Pacific Golden-Plover   August 15
Semipalmated Plover  May 2
Piping Plover 
Killdeer  January 15
Black-necked Stilt  April 17
American Avocet  April 17
Greater Yellowlegs  April 11
Lesser Yellowlegs  April 14
Spotted Redshank 
Solitary Sandpiper  April 20
Willet  May 1
Wandering Tattler 
Spotted Sandpiper  May 9
Upland Sandpiper   August 15
Whimbrel  April 16
Long-billed Curlew   April 16
Hudsonian Godwit  April 30
Marbled Godwit  April 30
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling  July 31
Semipalmated Sandpiper  April 24
Western Sandpiper  May 8
Red-necked Stint 
Least Sandpiper  April 30
White-rumped Sandpiper  May 25
Baird’s Sandpiper  May 16
Pectoral Sandpiper  May 20
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 
Dunlin
Curlew Sandpiper 
Stilt Sandpiper  July 10
Spoonbill Sandpiper 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper  August 29
Ruff 
Short-billed Dowitcher  May 9
Long-billed Dowitcher  May 1
Wilson’s Snipe  April 11
Wilson’s Phalarope  May 8
Red-necked Phalarope  July 10
Red Phalarope
Pomarine Jaeger 
Parasitic Jaeger 
Long-tailed Jaeger 
Franklin’s Gull  March 30
Little Gull 
Bonaparte’s Gull  March 30
Mew Gull  September 9
Ring-billed Gull  March 4
California Gull  February 28
Herring Gull  March 7
Thayer’s Gull  April 16
Iceland Gull  April 26
Lesser Black-backed Gull   April 16
Slaty-backed Gull   November 15
Glaucous-winged Gull   April 24
Glaucous Gull  March 28
Sabine’s Gull  May 15
Black-legged Kittiwake 
Caspian Tern  May 24
Common Tern   May 24
Arctic Tern   May 24
Forster’s Tern   May 23
Black Tern  May 21
Ancient Murrelet 
Rock Pigeon  January 1
Band-tailed Pigeon 
Eurasian Collared-Dove  February 22
Mourning Dove  January 1
Black-billed Cuckoo  
Barn Owl 
Great Horned Owl  January 1
Snowy Owl  January 2
Northern Hawk Owl   October 29
Northern Pygmy-Owl   October 19
Burrowing Owl 
Barred Owl 
Great Gray Owl   December 10
Long-eared Owl   September 18
Short-eared Owl   October 11
Boreal Owl 
Northern Saw-whet Owl   February 23
Common Nighthawk   May 24
Common Poorwill 
Black Swift
Vaux’s Swift 
White-throated Swift 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  June 3
Black-chinned Hummingbird 
Anna’s Hummingbird   October 22
Calliope Hummingbird  May 21
Rufous Hummingbird  May 16
Belted Kingfisher  January 15
Lewis’s Woodpecker 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Williamson’s Sapsucker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  April 24
Red-naped Sapsucker  May 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker 
Downy Woodpecker  January 1
Hairy Woodpecker  January 1
American Three-toed Woodpecker   January 3
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker  January 1
Pileated Woodpecker  January 24
Olive-sided Flycatcher   June 5
Western Wood-Pewee  May 14
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher   August 20
Alder Flycatcher   June 6
Willow Flycatcher   July 28
Least Flycatcher  May 21
Hammond’s Flycatcher  August 21
Gray Flycatcher 
Dusky Flycatcher   August 11
Western Flycatcher  August 11
Eastern Phoebe  April 19
Say’s Phoebe   May 2
Great Crested Flycatcher   August 31
Western Kingbird  May 24
Eastern Kingbird  May 14
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 
Loggerhead Shrike 
Northern Shrike  January 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 
Cassin’s Vireo   May 20
Blue-headed Vireo   May 30
Warbling Vireo  May 15
Philadelphia Vireo   August 14
Red-eyed Vireo  May 29
Gray Jay   February 26
Steller’s Jay  March 16
Blue Jay  January 1
Clark’s Nutcracker 
Black-billed Magpie  January 1
American Crow  January 1
Common Raven  January 1
Horned Lark  March 13
Purple Martin   May 15
Tree Swallow  April 17
Violet-green Swallow   April 17
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  April 22
Bank Swallow  April 25
Cliff Swallow  May 6
Barn Swallow  April 25
Black-capped Chickadee  January 1
Mountain Chickadee   January 12
Boreal Chickadee  January 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  January 1
White-breasted Nuthatch  January 1
Brown Creeper  January 3
Rock Wren 
House Wren  May 2
Winter Wren   May 3
Sedge Wren 
Marsh Wren   May 21
American Dipper   January 19
Golden-crowned Kinglet  January 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  April 18
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Northern Wheatear 
Eastern Bluebird    (possible 2Q sighting?)
Western Bluebird  
Mountain Bluebird  March 25
Townsend’s Solitaire   February 20
Veery  May 24
Gray-cheeked Thrush  May 31
Swainson’s Thrush  May 11
Hermit Thrush   April 30
American Robin  January 9
Varied Thrush   January 2
Gray Catbird  May 21
Northern Mockingbird    May 19
Sage Thrasher 
Brown Thrasher   May 15
European Starling  January 1
Siberian Accentor 
American Pipit  April 18
Sprague’s Pipit 
Bohemian Waxwing  January 1
Cedar Waxwing  February 13
Blue-winged Warbler 
Tennessee Warbler  May 23
Orange-crowned Warbler  May 1
Nashville Warbler   May 30
Northern Parula 
Yellow Warbler  May 14
Chestnut-sided Warbler  September 13
Magnolia Warbler  May 27
Cape May Warbler   August 19
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler  April 2
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler  May 14
Townsend’s Warbler   June 7
Blackburnian Warbler   August 27
Pine Warbler 
Palm Warbler  September 7
Bay-breasted Warbler  August 19
Blackpoll Warbler  May 15
Black-and-white Warbler  June 3
American Redstart  May 25
Ovenbird  June 2
Northern Waterthrush  May 15
Kentucky Warbler 
Connecticut Warbler   September 11
Mourning Warbler  May 31
MacGillivray’s Warbler   May 23
Common Yellowthroat  May 18
Hooded Warbler  August 27
Wilson’s Warbler  June 3
Canada Warbler  August 12
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager   June 10
Scarlet Tanager 
Western Tanager  May 10
Green-tailed Towhee 
Spotted Towhee  May 14
American Tree Sparrow  January 1
Chipping Sparrow  May 13
Clay-colored Sparrow  May 14
Brewer’s Sparrow 
Field Sparrow 
Vesper Sparrow  May 2
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow  April 24
Grasshopper Sparrow 
Baird’s Sparrow   June 4
Le Conte’s Sparrow   June 6
Nelson’s Sparrow   June 6
Fox Sparrow   May 30
Song Sparrow  February 28
Lincoln’s Sparrow  April 19
Swamp Sparrow    May 4
White-throated Sparrow  January 1
Harris’s Sparrow  January 1
White-crowned Sparrow  March 6
Golden-crowned Sparrow   September 21
Dark-eyed Junco  January 2
McCown’s Longspur 
Lapland Longspur  March 25
Smith’s Longspur 
Chestnut-collared Longspur 
Snow Bunting  February 6
Northern Cardinal   June 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  May 14
Black-headed Grosbeak  May 29
Lazuli Bunting   June 7
Indigo Bunting 
Bobolink 
Red-winged Blackbird  April 6
Western Meadowlark  March 28
Yellow-headed Blackbird  April 17
Rusty Blackbird   February 11
Brewer’s Blackbird  April 18
Common Grackle  February 24
Brown-headed Cowbird  May 1
Bullock’s Oriole  
Baltimore Oriole  May 18
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 
Pine Grosbeak  January 4
Purple Finch   April 23
Cassin’s Finch
House Finch  January 1
Red Crossbill   January 10
White-winged Crossbill   January 1
Common Redpoll  January 1
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin  January 1
American Goldfinch  May 15
Evening Grosbeak   April 24
House Sparrow  January 1

Bob Lefebvre

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