Alberta Rare Bird Sighting

Please complete this form and then hit the submit button on the bottom of the form. It will be sent via e-mail to the coordinator of rare bird sightings. Please make sure you are using the correct form (there is a separate form for British Columbia). Click here to see a list of birds requiring rare bird form submission

Name of person Reporting Sighting: 
Telephone Number:
Email Address (required):
 Common Name of Bird:
Scientific Name of Bird:
Location of Sighting:
Length of Time Observed:
Observer (s):
Who first saw the bird:
Who first identified the bird:
Optical Equipment Used:
Distance to Bird:
Weather and lighting conditions:
Was the bird photographed?
Comparison species present?
Experience with species?
Was a field guide used during observation?
If yes, how do you think it may have affected your identification?
Are you 100% certain of the identification?
Are others 100% certain?
Behaviour of bird:
Voice and/or call notes?
How were similar species eliminated?

Description (Write a detailed description. If you are not familiar with all the terms used to describe a bird, see your field guides "parts of a bird" page and try to describe each part of the unusual bird. Get as much information down as possible as to shape, colour, patterns, unique features, etc. Please transcribe original field notes and refrain from referring to any books until descriptions are complete.

When you click the submit button, your record will be forwarded to those researchers responsible for collecting details on rare sightings in the Province of Alberta.