Date: 2/26/17 3:35 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: February 26, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 26 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

Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Jefferson)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (*Baca)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Larimer, *Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Douglas, El Paso, Larimer, *Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Prowers)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Baca, El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Prowers)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas, Mesa)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (*Larimer, Logan, Weld)
Canyon Towhee (*Baca)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Weld)

*****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 25 at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area, Alan Versaw reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Chihuahuan Raven, and Canyon Towhee.
---On February 25 at Cottonwood Canyon (Southern Loop), Alan Versaw
reported 2 Greater Roadrunners and 4 Canyon Towhee.

---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 25 at Sawhill Ponds, Kyle Medina reported Tundra Swan.
---On February 24 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Dan Stringer reported
10 Brown-capped and 2 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches.

---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 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 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 24 at Chatfield SP, Cheri Phillips reported Trumpeter Swan.
It was seen from Heron Overlook on the reservoir. On February 25 at
Chatfield SP upstream from Kingfisher Bridge west of gravel ponds, Richard
Taylor, Art Hudak, and Gwen Moore reported Trumpter Swan.

---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 24 near Wellington on CR 64, David Dowell reported 2 Lapland

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

---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 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 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.
---On February 25, Glenn Walbek reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at Woods
Lake. On February 25 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported AMERICAN BLACK
DUCK, 2 ad Thayer's Gull, ad ICELAND GULL, 2 ad Thayer's Gulls,
Great-tailed Grackle.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

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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