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 cobirds.org 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 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.
BACA COUNTY: ---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.
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. 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.
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 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 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.
LARIMER COUNTY: ---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 Longspurs.
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY: ---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's Woodpeckers.
MESA COUNTY: ---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
PROWERS COUNTY: ---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 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 gmail.com; 626-318-4435 <(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.