Date: 3/3/17 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 March 2017 w
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: March 3, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 3 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)
Swan spec (Boulder)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson)
Tundra Swan (Boulder)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, *Larimer, Weld)
ICELAND GULL (Larimer, Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Douglas, El Paso, *Larimer, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larimer, Pueblo)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Prowers)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca, El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Winter Wren (*El Paso)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Prowers)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Jefferson, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Jefferson, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Lapland Longspur (Larimer, Logan, Weld)
Canyon Towhee (Baca)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa)
Red Fox Sparrow (*El Paso)
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: 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.
---On March 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal at Lake Ladora, Candice Johnson
reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

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 swan. On February 26 at
Cottonwood Marsh, Mark Miller reported 3 Tundra Swans sleeping and a 4th
swan fly in. The 4th swan is a bit of a mystery. It may be a hybrid
Trumpeter/Tundra. On February 28, Ted Floyd reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Walden/Sawbill.
---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 27, Brandon Percival reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield SP
on pond viewed from High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road.

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. On
February 26 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Heidi Eaton, Leonard and
Joy Lake reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 27 at Sinton Pond Open Space, Richard Taylor, David
Tonnessen, Brandon Percival, Kara Carragher, and Richard Bunn reported Red
Fox Sparrow. On March 2 at Sinton Pond Open Space, David Tonnessen
reported Winter Wren and John Bruder reported Fox Sparrow.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---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 Trumpeter Swan. On February 26
at Chatfield gravel ponds, Phil Lyon reported Trumpeter Swan.
---On February 27 at Indian Tree Golf Course, Brandon Percival reported
BRANT. On February 28, Heidi Retherford reported BRANT at Indian Tree Gold
Course.
---On March 1 at Squaw Pass Road, Diane Roberts reported 120 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finches and 40 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On February 24 near Wellington on CR 64, David Dowell reported 2 Lapland
Longspurs.
---On February 26 at Bobcat Ridge, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
American Woodcock in creek east of ranger's house. On February 27 at
Bobcat Ridge, Brandon Percival reported American Woodcock. On Februrary
28, Susan Rosine reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge.
---On February 26 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Dowell reported juv
Thayer's Gull, juv ICELAND GULL, and 7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (1 juv, 1
imm, 5 ad). On February 27 at Horsehoe Reservoir in Loveland, David Wade
reported juv ICELAND GULL, and juv Great Black-backed Gull, and 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On February 28 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Dowell
reported 3 Thayer's Gulls (2 ad, 1 juv), ICELAND GULL, 10 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls (2 imm, 8 ad), and Great Black-backed Gull. On March 1
at Horseshoe Reservoir, Andy Bankert reported 2 Thayer's Gulls, 13 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and Great Black-backed Gull. On March 2 at Horsehsoe
Reservoir, Robert Beauchamp reported 2 Thayer's Gulls and 7 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY;
---On March 1 at Lake Dorothy, Chuck Hundertmark reported 12 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---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 26, at Pueblo Reservoir, Rock Canyon below the dam, Richard
Taylor reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 28 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported that the
Red-necked Grebe continues.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 24 and 25, Eric Hynes reported all 3 species of Rosy-Finches
at his feeders in Telluride. If you
would like to try for them please contact him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com

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. On February 26 at Woods Lake, John Drummond, Jeannie
Mitchell, and Lynne Miller reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK. On February 27,
Brandon Percival reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at Woods Lake.
--On February 26 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported 2 Great-tailed Grackles.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, March 4 will be to South Platte river
Trail at E 99th Ave and I-76 led by Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT
gmail.com; 303-604-9531). Meet at 0800 at parking area at 88th Ave and
South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west on 88th
for 1.6 miles, then turn south at Colorado Blvd, Turn left again into the
parking lot for South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.
Hike along pave trail and occasional in adjacent mud for up to three
miles. Scopes optional. Bring water and snacks. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday, March 5 will be to Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR led by George Mayfiled & Karen Drozda (georgemayfield AT gamil.com;
720-289-9395). This trip is full

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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