[Tweeters] Has the Crested Caracara Relocated to Alberta?

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 09:29:32 PDT 2015

Hello Tweets,

I haven't heard any reports for the Crested Caracara recently. It seems that most birders have been satisfied by their looks, and have left the bird to do its thing.

But just this morning, my friend pointed me to this alert on the Birding BC forum:


Apparently, a Crested Caracara was found in Jasper National Park in Alberta on July 14th! So the question is: are there two Crested Caracaras wandering the West, or has the Skykomish Crested Caracara decided to continue on with its adventure?

I hope that someone gets a good photograph of the Jasper bird so we can compare. Even though it means that no one in Washington will see it anymore, I kind of hope that this is the same caracara. It would that he moved on to greener pastures! (Pun intended.) Jasper National Park may prove to be a safer habitat. From what the above posting says, the bird has continued to be seen by visiting birders.

Has anyone heard from the locals about seeing the bird in Mill Town, or has any visiting birder seen it?

Long live Crested Caracaras, Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com

PS Is there any way to tell gender? If so, is the consensus that the caracara is male or female? I've been calling the bird "him", but I'd like to know if I'm correct or not.
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