Date: 2/2/17 3:31 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 2, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 2 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 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, On January 31 at Aurora
Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew
Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On February 1 at
Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported 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 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---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 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---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 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 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McClellen 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
McClellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McClellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McClellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McClellend Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at
McClellend Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and
Loch reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.
---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 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---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
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new
state record if it can be documented and accepted.
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.
---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 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 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.
---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.