Date: 3/24/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 March 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: March 24, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 24 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

Eurasian Wigeon (*Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Adams)
Snowy Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Kit Carson)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
Thayer’s Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Larimer, Weld)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Gilpin, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, Fremont, Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Winter Wren (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Bewick’s Wren (Moffat)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Lapland Longspur (Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Baca, El Paso, Kit Carson)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
Savannah Sparrow (Baca, Kit Carson, Mesa, *Montrose, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (*El Paso, Routt)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, El Paso, Logan, *Montrose, Pueblo, Washington)
Harris’s Sparrow (Denver, Larimer)
Great-tailed Grackle (El Paso, Kit Carson, Pueblo, *Weld)

---On March 19 at Barr Lake SP, Michelle Puplava and Michelle Fulcher
reported BLACK SWAN.
---On March 19 at Raptor Education Foundation in Brighton, Anne Price
reported a Greater Roadrunner.
---On March 20 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWF, N shore of Lake Ladora, Brian
Johnson reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---On March 21 at Barr Lake SP below the dam, Norm Lewis reported Lincoln’s

---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 20 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported first Snowy
Plover of season.

---On March 22 at Boulder Creek and 75th St., Jonathan Montgomery reported
Black Phoebe.

---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.

---On March 21 on Cherry Creek Tail – south end to Walker Road Gravel Pond,
Hugh Kingery reported Eastern Phoebe. On March 22, Kingery reported
Eastern Phoebe singing is same spot.
---On March 21 at Parker Regional Park, Marier Hoerner reported possible
Mallard/Mexican intergrade and possible EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

---On March 18 at Paint Mine Open Space, Kara Carragher reported fly over
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On March 19 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported 2
Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On March 19 at Birdsall Road, Kara Carragher reported m Ladder-backed
Woodpecker and 46 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On March 20 at Sinton Pond Open Space, David Tonnessen reported Winter
Wren. On March 23 at Sinton Pond Open Space, David Tonnessen reported
Winter Wren and Fox Sparrow (Red). On March 23, Chris Bronbin reported
Winter Wren at Sinton Pond.

---On March 22 in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported Black and Eastern
Phoebe. On March 23, SeEtta Moss reported a pair of Black Phoebes between
Sell’s Lake and Arkansas River and Eastern Phoebe in
Canon City.

---On March 19 at Golden Gate SP, Kriley Pond, Christ Goulard reported 1 m
Williamson’s Sapsucker.

---On March 20 at El Notcho, white bowl, Holly Annala reported 4
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches above 12000 ft.

---On March 21 at Reynolds Park – Elkhorn, Chris Wood reported Williamson’s
---On March 21 at Reynolds Park Eagles View Trail 1, Chris Wood reported
calling Williamson’s Sapsucker.

---On March 20, Glenn Walbek reported 10 Chestnut-collared Longspurs flying
overhead, Savannah Sparrow, and 4 Great-tailed Grackles.
---ON March 20 on CR 58 between CR N and CR P, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Mountain Plovers.

---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 23, Nick Komar
and David Wade reported Mew Gull and 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (4 ad, 2
2nd-cyc, 4 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
Eastern Phoebe.
---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
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On March 22 on L Road between 20 – 21 Roads, Mike Henwood and Kathleen
McGinley reported Savannah Sparrow.

---On March 22 on CR 134, Blue Mountain, Jan Leonard reported a singing
Bewick’s Wren.

---On March 23 west of Nucla, Coen Dexter reported Lincoln’s Sparrow and 9
Savannah Sparrows.

---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 22 on Yampa River Core Trail, Tresa Moulton reported 4
Slate-colored Fox Sparrows between the river and the Core Trail near
Emerald Park ball field.

---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. On March 20, Gwen
Moore reported Eurasian Wigeon at Stewart’s Pond. On March 20, Doug Kibbe
reported Eurasian Wigeon and Tundra Swan at Stewart’s Pond. On March 21 at
Stewart’s Pond, Norm Lewis and Candice Johnson reported Eurasian Wigeon and
Great-tailed Grackle. On March 21 at Stewart’s Pond, Mike McCloy reported
Eurasian Wigeon and 2 Lapland Longspurs flying overhead. On March 22, Adam
Vesely reported Eurasian Wigeon at Stewart’s Pond. On March 23, Ira
Sanders, Renee Casias, and Nancy Davis reported Eurasian Wigeon and Tundra
Swan at Stewart’s Pond.
---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.
---On March 18 at CR 84 and CR 29, Gary Lefko reported 2 ad Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.
---On March 18, Gary Lefko reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles at Woods Lake
and Lower Latham.

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; 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;
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
at 0700.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, March 26 will be to Cherry Creek SP led by
Mary Keithler (mkeithler AT; 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.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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