Bird Sighting Archives

Bird sighting and records dating back to 1986

Up to July 2015, Andrew Hart (Nature Calgary member and past president) loaded about 19,000 bird checklists into eBird, an online sighting tracker. In total, there were around 225,000 bird sightings uploaded into the database.

The sightings are dated between 1986 to 2001. They were originally on paper forms submitted by Calgary Field Naturalists’ Society members and then transcribed into a database by Olga Drop and Mairi Babey. The sightings now appear in eBird as owned by “Nature Calgary” with original observers listed in the commend section of the uploaded checklist.

Here is a sample of the hand-written notes and reports that Andrew reviewed and uploaded.

 

Download the reports and records

The following annual reports and records describe sightings of numerous species in southern Alberta, including rarities. Considering the reports are large files, they may take some time to download.

Annual reports
Calgary birds 1982
Calgary birds 1983
Calgary birds 1984
Calgary birds 1985
Birds at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 1956-1967

Records since 1986
1986 records, part 1
1986 records, part 2
1986 records, part 3
1986 records, part 4
1987 records, part 1
1987 records, part 2
1987 records, part 3
1987 records, part 4
1988 records, part 1
1988 records, part 2
1988 records, part 3
1989 records, part 1
1989 records, part 2
1989 records, part 3
1990 records, part 1
1990 records, part 2
1990 records, part 3
1990 records, part 4
1991 records, part 1
1991 records, part 2
1991 records, part 3
1991 records, part 4
1991 records, part 5
1992 records, part 1
1992 records, part 2
1992 records, part 3
1992 records, part 4
1992 records, part 5
1993 records, part 1
1993 records, part 2
1993 records, part 3
1993 records, part 4
1993 records, part 5
1993 records, part 6
1994 records, part 1
1994 records, part 2
1994 records, part 3
1994 records, part 4
1994 records, part 5
1995 records, part 1
1995 records, part 2
1995 records, part 3
1995 records, part 4
1996 records, part 1
1996 records, part 2
1996 records, part 3
1996 records, part 4
1997 records, part 1
1997 records, part 2
1997 records, part 3
1998 records, part 1
1998 records, part 2
1999 records, part 1
1999 records, part 2
2000 records, part 1