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.
*****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.