Date: 2/13/17 3:25 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 13, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 13 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.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, *Logan)
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)
ICELAND GULL (*Washington)
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 (*Boulder, 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)
White-winged Crossbill (*Grand)
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: 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
12 at Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and
Lesser Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st
cyc Thayer's 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 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen 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.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

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.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

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. On February 12, Brian Johnson and
John Drummond reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

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

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

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. OnFebruary 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine 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. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other
birders reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

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.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

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 Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south about 3/4 mile and
turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west. Look for the entrance
to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900 just inside the park
in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043). Meet at 0730 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife,
6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 block to
Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955).
Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN Open Space on 56th Ave
just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or I-70 to Pena, then
north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive under Pena
overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).
Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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