Date: 2/15/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 15, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 15 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)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Boulder, Fremont, *Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (*Adams, Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

*****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 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---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 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson 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 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 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---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 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. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

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, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones 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 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 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 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 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.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---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 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

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

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 <(720)%20381-3314>). 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 <(919)%20699-4043>). 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
<(303)%20885-6955>). 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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