Date: 2/8/17 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: February 8, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 8 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

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee, *Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Chaffee, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson,
Great Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, 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)
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)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
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)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Chaffee, Kiowa)

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

---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.

---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 February 6,
Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---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 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.

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

---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. On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and
David Waltman reported 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull.

---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra

---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.

---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.

---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 February 6, Josh and rachel Destree
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 Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On
February 6, Gwen Moore and Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 7 at McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam
Zimmer reported Dunlin.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

---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 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.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.

---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
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

---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

---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 6, Dave
Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

---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
---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.

---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.

---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder
across from library, Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f)
and Lincoln's Sparrow.

---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
---On February 5 at Lake Pueblo SP, Brandon Percival reported Dunlin.
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Perciavl reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)

---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater

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; 303-994-2420
<(303)%20994-2420>). 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; 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

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine

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