Date: 2/25/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: February 25, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, February 25 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, 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, *El Paso,
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)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Prowers)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, Douglas, Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, *Weld)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:

---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.

---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.

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

---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
---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.

---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.
---On February 24 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Dan Stringer reported
10 Brown-capped and 2 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches.

---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.

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

---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount

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

---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
---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.

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

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

---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.

---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.

---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's

---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.

---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter

---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.

---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).

---On February 19 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported Lesser Black-backed
---On February 24, Gary Lefko reported 2 Lapland Longspurs on N side of
dump along CR 84, .25 m E of CR 25 in fallow field on south.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At
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
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; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine

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