Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, March 5, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Committee watches for rare birds EDMONTON (CP) If the California condor should ever decide to pay a return visit to Alberta, he won't be received as casually this time. A panel of bird experts has been established to hear all evidence and make rulings on the sightings of rare category which, in this province, includes the California condor. The condor apparently was sighted in the province about 50 years ago but bird experts of that time could not confirm the sighting and there is no way of confirming it now. The bird is on record as one of 23 birds that have made unsubstantiated visits to the province. The under the name Alberta Ornithological Records Committee, will gradually pool all available evidence on the ranges of various birds in the province, as well as rule on sightings of birds that normally would not be expected in the area, explains Hugh Smith, committee secretary. EVIDENCE RANKfci; Mr. Smith, who is curator of zoology for the provincial museum and archives, said sightings will be ranked according to the acceptability of the evidence. A good photograph or the actual carcass of a bird will qualify as a substantiated record. An adequate drawing, verbal or written description will become a "documented with similar status for a nesting record. Evidence rejected by the committee will go down in the books as "unsubstantiated ob- servations." Among birds which have qualified for the substantiated record status hi recent years are the passenger pigeon, the western sandpiper and the black-necked stilt, Mr. Smith said. IQNDON P.WA Boring TOT Whichever way you look at it. you can't do better than go with us. Jul 16 13 Jd 36 SIM Mar 19 30 .ton JUU.WMUTOUfB.SmKE 000 Ml Ami, Ample Free Parking at Rear of Building Ag-Expo offers variety display Giant farm machinery, and equipment, a livestock display, an envornment and irrigation display, and educational and financial display, an environment roofs of the Lethbridge Pavilion and Whoop-Up Pavilion at Ag-Expo today until Saturday. Many of the major farnr implement dealers have the newest kinds of farm machinery for Southern Alberta farms at the display. Several irrigation companies also have booths at Ag-Expo and there is also t obe an automated feeding display. There is a working flood and siphon tube irrigation system, and a centre pivot sprinkler irrigation system on display. Animals that would be found on Southern Alberta farms are also to be on display. There are different breeds of some farm animals. This display should be a favorite with the approximate school students who are expected to tour Ag-Expo. There are several education displays at the 130 Ag-Expo booths. Some of these are a model of the downtown Woodwards development, a display by the police and fire departments and a display by St. John Ambulance. P.O. BOX 357 LETHBRIDGE COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-9671 Southern Sires Ltd. have full Quarantine facilities for your new European imports, male or female. The females will be bred to the sire of your choice while in quarantine. Call 328-9671 for further information and reserva- tions. Southern Sires also conducts A.I. Courses for the Farmer Rancher during the Fall and Winter. These courses are held either in the evening for 10 evenings or a full 5 days. A Dm of... ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION EQUIPMENT at reasonable prices See us at the Ag-Expo Let us show you the new Measurably Better tractors and Gleaner com- bines from Allis-Chalmers at AG-EXPO March 5th to 9th nmuM We'ie gonna open your AUIS-CHALMERS The new 130 horsepower 7030 tractor. The new 155 horsepower 7050 tractor. The Gleaner Model M combine. The Gleaner Model L combine. Stop by! Box Street North Lethbridge, Alberta Chalmers Farm Machinery 24 Hour Service Hesston Haying Equipment Phone After Hours: Raymond 752-3000, Lathbridge 320-7023.