Date: 2/24/17 3:17 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: February 24, 2017 This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 24 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 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. ---On February 23 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs, Bill Maynard and RIchard Bunn reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
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. ---On February 21 at N end of Willow Creek Park in Lamar, Dave Leatherman reported ad m Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. ---On February 20 at N end of Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported a sing Carolina Wren; heard a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the S end, 4+ Northern Cardinals, and a Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland Park Subdivision south of the woods, right where Woodland Park Drive crosses Willow Creek.
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.