Date: 2/22/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 22, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 22 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, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Chaffee, Jefferson)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Douglas, Larimer, *Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Bent)
Sapsucker spec (Douglas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, *Douglas, Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Bent, 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 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv). On February 20 at McKay
Gravel Ponds, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds. On February 20 at Walden/Sawhill
Ponds, Mark Minner-Lee reported 3 Tundra Swans and Lincoln's Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 at Chatfield SP, Thomas Holub reported Trumpeter Swan on
the reservoir, Sapsucker species and Sage Thrasher in Plum Creek area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.
---On February 21 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Adam Vesely reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.
---On February 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

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. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull. On February 20 at Boyd Lake, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 20 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
ad Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 20 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Eileen Cunningham reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On February 21 at Brewster's Ridge/Bar X Wash, Denise and Mark Vollmar
reported Sagebrush Sparrow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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