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
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

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, *Chaffee, Montrose)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, Chaffee, *Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, *Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (*Prowers)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (Adams, Chaffee)

*****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
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.

---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.

---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.

---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 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.

---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.

---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.

---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

---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.

---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.

---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.

---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 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 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

---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.

---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.

---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 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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