Date: 1/31/17 3:11 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 31, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 31 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
*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org
---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 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora
Reservoir, Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn
Walbek, and Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 27 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.
---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
---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 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
---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.
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
---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 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 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McLellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth,
and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---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 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
---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
---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
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
---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.
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Cheryl 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. On January 28,
Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at Pueblo Reservoir.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---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). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.
Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.
The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.