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Calgary Migratory Species Response Team
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Bird or Bat Emergencies:
(403) 214-1312
Calgary Migratory Species Response Team… Where Rescue Meets Research
Founded in Fall of 2019, Calgary joined the efforts of organizations across North America working to reduce risks faced by migratory species.  Each migration period we work in a coordinated effort to survey birds and bats in the downtown core.  We rescue those found alive and learn from those found deceased.

With many community supporters, we have two formal partners:  Deceased birds are transferred to St. Mary’s University for further research and education.  Injured bats and birds are transferred to Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) for examination and where possible, treatment and rehabilitation for release back into the wild.   Deceased bats are collected for research by Calgary Wildlife.

Our survey data is collected and compiled for study, providing statistically accurate information to stakeholders.  Property managers are encouraged to contact us for information specific to their buildings.
Founders

Kathleen Johnson,  
Lead Program Coordinator     

Melanie Whalen, CWR
Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation & Bat Lead

Scott Lovell, PhD
Research & Ornithology Lead

We will be updating the site shortly to fully reflect the many kind and generous contributors who have brought us to where we are today.  Thank you.
"It's estimated about 25 million birds a year die hitting buildings in Canada. We have about 500 million birds that breed here. It seems like a small number compared to that but these are birds dying simply due to structures we have put up."

Dr. Scott Lovell, Assistant Professor of Biology
St. Mary's University
Contact Us
For Media and General Information Only:   calgaryresponse@gmail.com

For ALL Wildlife Calls:  (403) 214-1312 / CalgaryWildlife.org

All work by CMSRT is undertaken lawfully with the appropriate federal and provincial permits.

Contact Us
Send us an email at calgaryresponse@gmail.com
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, volunteer and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.  
Contact Us
For Media and General Information Only:   calgaryresponse@gmail.com

For ALL Wildlife Calls:  (403) 214-1312 / CalgaryWildlife.org

All work by CMSRT is undertaken lawfully with the appropriate federal and provincial permits.

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