Date: 3/19/17 7:06 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 March 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: March 19, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, March 19 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 and the order of families has
---On March 18 on F Rd, Tony Leukering reported Chestnut-collared Longspur
and Savannah Sparrow.
---On March 18 on G Rd, west of Rd 39, Tony Leukering reported 2 Chihuahuan
Raven, Curve-billed Thrasher, 19 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and Field
---On March 13, Mark Miller reported a pair of copulating White-winged
Doves in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder.
---On March 8 Cheryl Teuton refound a Harris’s Sparrow at Westerly Creek
Park, first reported by Jason Bidgood. The bird moves about, but has been
most loyal, to the area near 23rd Ave and Beeler St. On March 16, the
Harris’s Sparrow was seen on the DFO field trip to Westerly Creek Park and
seen again Mary 17 by Sunny Bradford. On May 18 at Westerly Creek Park,
Steve Stachowiak, Peter Gent, and John Drummond saw Harris’s Sparrow.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On March 18 at Paint Mine Open Space, Kara Carragher reported fly over
---On February 27 at Indian Tree Golf Course, Brandon Percival reported
BRANT. On February 28, Heidi Retherford reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf
Course. On March 3, Doug Shoffner reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf
Course. On March 7, Tyler Stuart reported BRANT at Indian tree Golf Course.
---On March 13 at Horseshoe Reservoir in Loveland, Andy Bankert reported a
1st cyc Mew Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer’s Gull, ICELAND
GULL, and early Franklin’s Gulls. On March 17, Nick Komar reported Mew
Gull at Horseshoe Reservoir. On March 18, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy
reported 1-st cyc Mew Gull, 3 Thayer’s Gulls, and 5 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (4 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On March 14 Rob sparks reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWk from McMurry
Natiural Area, reached from the west end of Hickory St in Fort Collins.
---On March 15, Francis Commercon reported a Skulking PACIFIC WREN on the
Grey Rock Trail, along the summit trail, just where this trail first
crosses the creek as you hike northward and upward. On March 18, David
Wade, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported PACIFIC WREN and 3 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers on Grey Rock Trail.
---On March 17 at McMurry Natural Area, Rob Sparks reported a first winter
Harris’s Sparrow in hawthorn.
---On March 18 on CR 25 from Merino to Prewitt, Steve Mlodinow reported
---On March 18 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported 2
---On March 14 and 16, Brandon Percival reported Red-necked Grebe that has
been present since January at Pueblo Reservoir
---On March 18 along Arkansas River Trail, Van Truan and Brandon Percival
reported Winter Wren, Carolina Wren, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 10 Great-tailed
---On March 18 at Last Chance Rest Area, Adam Vesely and Christin Alexander
reported 4 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On March 14, Mlodinow reported an Eurasian Wigeon and Tundra Swan at
Stewart’s Pond (Private Property) at CR 37 and CR 46. Kevein DeBoear
reported both species again on March 17. On March 18, Heather and Riley
Morris, Sunny Bradford, Ryan Graves, AND Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan at Steward’s Pond and Morris reported 2 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On March 18 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Ryan Graves reported Savannah
Sparrow and Great-tailed Grackle.
Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, March 18 will be to Golden Gate Canyon State
Park led by Chris Goulart. This trip is full.