Date: 2/10/17 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: February 10, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 10 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 (Chaffee, Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Chaffee, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (*Mesa)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
American White Pelican (Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
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 (*Adams, 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 February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

---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
---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 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 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 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 9, Mark Minner-Lee and
Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

---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 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 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.

---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 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery 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 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 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

---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 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

---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

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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