Date: 2/6/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 6, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 6 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 (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, *Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, *Chaffee, *Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Chaffee, *Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson,
Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Kiowa)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
American White Pelican (*Bent, *Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso, Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (*Douglas)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (*Bent, *Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Bent)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Chaffee, *Kiowa)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---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. On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and
Libby Megna reported White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull.
---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
Cormorant.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---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 February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---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
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

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 31, Tim Ryan
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On February 4,
Gloria Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31 at McLellen
Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker, Mackenzie Goldthwait,
and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at McLellen Reservoir,
Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and Loch reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland Reservoir, Joey Kellner
reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and Karen Drozda reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in Arapahoe County. On
February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunline at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---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 February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

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 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

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 February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---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 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 February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420). This trip
is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.


Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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