I saw several Shrikes along the highway and section roads on my way to and from Beaver county. Many were on power lines along the main highway and others on fences and bushes along the country roads. I saw at least 12 - 14 on my way there and back. I must have observed part of a migration wave. I have not seen this before.
According to the Breeding Atlas of Birds of Alberta, they pass through central Alberta in April on their way to their breeding grounds in northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Alaska. Their winter range is in southern Alberta and south through several US states.
There are always a few overwintering in central Alberta, but no breeding records.
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