Date: 1/25/17 3:00 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 25, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 25, sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, Boulder, *Delta, Larimer, *Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Douglas, Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Archuleta, Delta)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (*Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Bonaparte's Gull (Douglas)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Pueblo)
American White Pelican (Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Prowers)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Fremont, Prowers)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (*Fremont)
PACIFIC WREN (La Plata)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (*Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder, Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero, Prowers)
Rusty Blackbird (Huerfano, Weld)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On January 11 on South Platte River, 88th Ave area, Rebecca Laroche
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 2 Double-crested Cormorants. On January
14, Chuck Hundertmark reported Double-crested Cormorant at 88th Ave and
South Platte River. On January 17 on South Platte River, 88th Ave area,
Matt Hofeditz reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On January 22 on South Platte River, 78th Ave area, Bill Kaempfer
reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Double-crested Cormorants.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 17 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Chuck Hundertmark
reported Black BRANT, White-winged Scoter, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, Glaucous Gull and ad Great Black-backed Gull. On
January 18 at Aurora Reservoir, Sue Riffe, Karen Drozda and Rebecca Laroche
reported BRANT, 2 White-winged Scoters, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and Glaucous Gull. On January 19 at Aurora Reservoir,
Norm Lewis and Mark Minner-Lee reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, Mew
Gull, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and Glaucous Gull. On
January 21 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported 6 Thayer's Gulls (3
ad, 3 1-st cyc), 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (5 ad, 1 4th-cyc, 2 2nd-cyc,
4 1-st cyc), 1-st cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 1-st cyc
Great Black-backed Gull. On January 21 at Aurora Reservoir, Dale Adams,
Glenn Walbek, and Dean Shoup reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
Double-crested Cormorant, Mew Gull, 11 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS (1
ad, 1 1st-cyc), 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS (2
1-st cyc), 1 Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st
cyc). On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie
Toan, and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS,
8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On January 22 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 12 at Valmont Overlook, Sue Riffe reported Red-necked Grebe. On
January 13 at Valmont Overlook, Norm Lewis reported Red-necked Grebe. On
January 18 at Valmont Overlook, Jim Nachel reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds.
---On January 19 at Oligarchy Ditch Greenway, Bryan Guarente reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Confluence Park in Delta, Jason Beason reported 1 m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6
Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at
Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6 Tundra Swans at G50 Road.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 18, Matt
Newport reported Trumpeter Swan and imm Bonaparte's Gull from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 19, Aaron Tucker reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road.
On January 23, Lorrained Lanning reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from
Kingfisher Bride and Gary Brower reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 24, on DFO Field trip led by David
Suddjian, they reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Rampart Range Road.
---On January 15 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir (restricted access), Tim Ryan
reported Long-tailed Duck. On January 19 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir
(restricted access), Tim Ryan and Diane Roberts reported Long-tailed
Duck. On January 21 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir (restricted access), Tim Ryan
reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On January 19, Ryan Votta and Jason St Pierre reported PACIFIC WREN on
Animas River Trail/ Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 16, Georgia Doyle reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge Natural Area. On January 18, David Blue reported American Woodcock
at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.
---On January 14 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Gene
Rutherford reported American White Pelican and 2 Tundra Swans. On January
15 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Nick Komar, Georgia Doyle,
and David Wade reported 2 Tundra Swans and American White Pelican. On
January 19 at Rawhide Energy Station, Bryan Morrow reported 2 Tundra Swans.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Chery Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On January 20 in Victor, David Chartier reported all 3 species of
Rosy-Finches.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 14, at CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek, Kara Carragher
reported 3 m Rusty Blackbirds. On January 15, David Blue reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek and Art Hudak reported
4 Rusty Blackbirds. On January 21, Gene Rutherford reported Rusty
Blackbird on CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek.
---On January 22 at CR 116 and CR 133, Mike Stanley and Gene Rutherford
reported 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, January 28 will be Northeastern Raptor
Tour led by Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531
<(303)%20604-0531>) This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, January 29 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
George Mayfield and Karen Drozda (georgemayfield AT gmail.com; 720-289-9395
<(720)%20289-9395>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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