Date: 2/12/17 3:27 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: February 12, 2017 This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 12 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
ADAMS COUNTY: ---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.
ARAPAHOE COUNTY: ---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 February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. ---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 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. ---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
BENT COUNTY: ---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners. ---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans on the reservoir side.
BOULDER COUNTY: ---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 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m Barrow's Goldeneye. ---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all 3 species of Rosy-Finches. ---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger, Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans and Greater Yellowlegs.
CHAFFEE COUNTY: ---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 Grackles. ---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
DENVER COUNTY: ---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
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 February 6, Josh and rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from Kingfisher Bridge. ---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. 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 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
FREMONT COUNTY: ---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham reported Barrow's Goldeneye.
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 February 10, Aaron Yappert and Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell reported BRANT. ---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 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center trails at Chatfield SP.
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 8, Elyse Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. ---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.
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 February 6, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
MESA COUNTY: ---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
MONTROSE COUNTY: ---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.
OTERO COUNTY: ---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported Yellow-headed Blackbird.
PROWERS COUNTY: ---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 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar Community College Woods.
PUEBLO COUNTY: ---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f) ---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported Long-tailed Duck.
WELD COUNTY: ---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater Yellowlegs.
YUMA COUNTY: ---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 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.