Date: 3/20/17 3:41 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 March 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: March 20, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 20 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 19 at Barr Lake SP, Michelle Puplava and Michelle Fulcher
reported BLACK SWAN.
---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 March 19 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported 2
---On March 19 at Birdsall Road, Kara Carragher reported m Ladder-backed
Woodpecker and 46 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On March 19 at Golden Gate SP, Kriley Pond, Christ Goulard reported 1 m
---On February 27 at Indian Tree Golf Course, Brandon Percival reported
BRANT. On February 28, Heidi Rutherford 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 19 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar
reported Mew Gull and 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---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 19 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, CR 93 and S Platte River, Chris Wood
reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Eastern Phoebe singing near the bridge.
---On March 19 at Little Jumbo Reservoir, Chris Wood reported Lincoln’s
---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
Grackles. On March 19, Brandon Percival reported Carolina Wren east of
Pueblo City Park along South side of Arkansas River. On March 19, Renee
Casias reported Winter Wren and Carolina Wren on Arkansas River Trail.
---On March 18 at Pueblo Reservoir, North Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On March 19 on Goodnight River Trail in Pueblo, Brandon Percival and
Kara Carragher reported Long-tailed Duck.
---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 19 at Stewart’s Pond, Gene Rutherford, Tim Smart, Dean Shoup, todd
Deininger, Bill Kaempfer, and Glenn Walbek reported Eurasian Wigeon and
Glenn Walbek and Chris Wood reported Tundra Swan.
---On March 18 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Ryan Graves reported Savannah
Sparrow and Great-tailed Grackle.
---On March 19 at Wetland on CR 46, Gene Rutherford, Todd Deininger, and
Bill Kaempfer reported imm Tundra Swan.
Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, March 24 will be to Fountain Creek Regional
Park led by Paul Slingsby (paslisngsby AT comcast.net; 303-422-3728) This
trip is full
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, March 25 will be the Chatfield State Park
– Marina Sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com;
303-665-9135). From the south entrance of Chatfield meet at the first
parking lot which is just south east of the marina. We will bird several
locations in NW Douglas county. Register online or contact leader. Meet
The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, March 26 will be to Cherry Creek SP led by
Mary Keithler (mkeithler AT yahoo.com; 303-771-1421) Meet at 0800 at WEST
entrance of park. Go east from Yosemite St. on Union Ave past Cherry Creek
High School to west entrance. State Parks Pass or day pass required.
Habitats include deep water, marshland, mixed grasses and cottonwoods.
Will carpool to various stops and walk 1-2 miles. Bring binoculars, water,
snacks, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Scopes are useful.
Register online or contact leader.