Date: 3/24/17 10:01 am
From: Nancy Stocker <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Digest for - 12 updates in 10 topics
Interesting that you saw 53 raptors, and the official Hawk Watch site
only saw 13. Wonder why. Any ideas?

Nancy


On 3/22/17 2:23 AM, <cobirds...> wrote:
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> * Western Field Ornithologists Pueblo Conference <#group_thread_0> -
> 1 Update
> * Parker Regional Park: Baird's Sandpiper, Eastern/Lilian's
> Meadowlark?, and NorthernxMexican Mallard hybrid?
> <#group_thread_1> - 2 Updates
> * Many Raptors on the move, 3/21 Mt Sanitas, Boulder
> <#group_thread_2> - 1 Update
> * Dinosaur Ridge (21 Mar 2017) 13 Raptors <#group_thread_3> - 1 Update
> * Eastern Phoebe - Douglas <#group_thread_4> - 1 Update
> * Cottonwoods Marsh, Walden Ponds Avocets <#group_thread_5> - 2 Updates
> * Northcentral Weld County <#group_thread_6> - 1 Update
> * Mntn Bluebird Boulder County Gross Reservoir <#group_thread_7> - 1
> Update
> * Eastern Bluebirds El Paso County <#group_thread_8> - 1 Update
> * Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 March 20187 <#group_thread_9> - 1 Update
>
> Western Field Ornithologists Pueblo Conference
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/fa3e7804b584338b?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>: Mar 21 09:30PM -0700
>
> Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) holds conferences throughout western
> North America including Hawaii, the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and
> Western
> Mexico. WFO is partnering with Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO) to
> bring this year’s conference to Colorado. It will be held at the Pueblo
> Convention Center *August 16-20, 2017*.
>
>
>
> Pueblo was chosen because it is near a wide variety of habitats. Pueblo
> also gives attendees of the CFO convention in Steamboat Springs a
> chance to
> experience a different part of Colorado in another 2017 birding
> convention.
>
>
>
> CFO members have been a big part of putting this conference together.
> University of Northern Colorado’s Lauryn Benedict, an expert on animal
> communication and social behavior, will give the keynote address and a
> workshop. Bill Kaempfer has been responsible for setting up field
> trips and
> recruiting leaders. You’ll see new presenters along with some frequent
> CFO
> contributors. In addition, you’ll see Forrest Rowland (head of
> Rockjumpers
> Birding Adventures), and authors Jon Dunn, Kimball Garrett, and Jay
> Withgott lead field trips.
>
>
>
> WFO has set aside a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo,
> located at 110 West First Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The Courtyard is
> connected to the Convention Center via a hallway. Unusual plus: those
> of us
> elders whose “Search for Bridey Murphy” ended with a question mark might
> find answers in the display at convention headquarters.
>
>
>
> Make your hotel reservations at the WFO discounted group rate now with
> this
> link: *https://tinyurl.com/zw83jlz*
> <http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=gTdzV&mc=Ck&s=XHPZli&u=BYPG&y=l&>
>
> or call 719-542-3200.
>
>
>
> The room rate is $98.00 (plus local taxes). We have a limited number of
> rooms, so make your reservation soon.
>
>
>
> For further information about WFO’s conference, check out
> http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php
>
>
>
> In late March, we plan to announce and post the schedule for the
> conference, including field trips and workshops. *Registration will
> open in
> late April*.
>
>
>
> WFO also is offering eight scholarships for youth aged 12 to 22.
> Application deadline is April 5--so don't delay! More information is
> available on the WFO website, or check out
> http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/scholarship.php
> <http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php>
>
>
>
> We hope to see you there!
>
>
>
> Larry
>
>
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Pueblo Conference Chair
>
> Western Field Ornithologists
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Parker Regional Park: Baird's Sandpiper, Eastern/Lilian's Meadowlark?,
> and NorthernxMexican Mallard hybrid?
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/a85b1eedd947d00e?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Marie Hoerner <mhoerner...>: Mar 21 09:50PM -0600
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> This evening after work, I headed to Parker Regional Park to check out a
> couple of eBird posts on a Baird's Sandpiper. Although the photos aren't
> great, the best couple I got are attached and are enough for
> documentation.
>
> While there, I also what, by my best guess, was a Northern x Mexican
> Mallard hybrid. I would love people's thoughts on whether that seems
> right.
>
> I was leaving because the combination of an overcast sky with the late
> time
> made for really poor lighting when I saw a meadowlark that struck me as a
> little unusual, so I took a closer look and the best photos I could get. I
> am reasonably confident that this is an Eastern Meadowlark based on its
> mostly white malar, paler articulars, darker eyestripe, more streaked
> sides, and more extensive white in the tail (seen briefly when it flew but
> not even remotely successfully photographed, unfortunately). I found it on
> the east side of the pond in the grassy area east of the dirt trail that
> circles the pond. My pictures actually (to my untrained eye) looked
> closest to Lilian's Meadowlark, so out of curiosity I did research online
> and found this article
> <http://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/27.pdf>by Tony Leukering
> and Nathan Pipelow on the rare presence of Lilian's Meadowlarks in
> Colorado. I would love to know if anybody has thoughts on this. Eastern
> Meadowlark is a lifer for me!
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
>
> <mhoerner...>
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Department of Geophysical Sciences
> The University of Chicago
> 5734 S. Ellis Ave.
> Chicago, IL 60637
> Marie Hoerner <mhoerner...>: Mar 21 09:57PM -0600
>
> Apologies! I forgot to include my name and location.
>
> Marie Hoerner
> Aurora, CO
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:50 PM, Marie Hoerner <mhoerner...>
> wrote:
>
>
> --
>
> <mhoerner...>
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Department of Geophysical Sciences
> The University of Chicago
> 5734 S. Ellis Ave.
> Chicago, IL 60637
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Many Raptors on the move, 3/21 Mt Sanitas, Boulder
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/b063f3c63c4fdb8?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...>: Mar 21 06:20PM -0600
>
> Dear Cobirders,
> This afternoon my brother and I took a hike up Mt Sanitas and were
> treated with quite a raptor migration spectacle. We observed some on
> the hike up, but most were seen from the summit (12:30-2:30 pm).
> 33 RT Hawk
> 7 Buteo sp.
> 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk
> 1 Cooper's Hawk
> 3 Accipiter sp. (likely Cooper's)
> 1 Golden Eagle
> 2 Northern Harrier
> 3 American Kestrels
> There were several RT Hawk groups of 3-5, some accompanied rising in
> the thermals by accipiters. It was very cool experience, the first
> time seeing so many migrating raptors from Mt Sanitas.
> Good birding,
> Thomas Heinrich
> Boulder, CO
> <Nyctea...>
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Dinosaur Ridge (21 Mar 2017) 13 Raptors
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/3ee2cb63ef6cc87b?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> <reports...>: Mar 21 04:13PM -0800
>
> Dinosaur Ridge
> Colorado, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 21, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 0 7 7
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 3
> Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 8 115 115
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Ferruginous Hawk 0 1 1
> Golden Eagle 0 3 3
> American Kestrel 1 8 8
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
> Prairie Falcon 0 1 1
> Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
> Unknown Buteo 0 9 9
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 2 6 6
>
> Total: 13 162 162
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:30:00
> Observation end time: 14:00:00
> Total observation time: 5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Gary Rossmiller
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> Just a few people casually stopping by.
>
>
> Weather:
> Cool and hazy all day with increasing clouds. Horizons barely visible.
> Completely overcast towards end of day. Falling barometer from 30.21" to
> 30.12" Breeze out of the N, NW direction starting at 3-4 bft ending at 1-2
> bft.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Locals fairly active. A solitary Coopers, Kestrel, and Sharp-Shinned Hawk
> were welcome along with a small push of RT's between 11-12 MST. A Prairie
> Falcon went by just as I got back to the parking lot, not counted. With
> increasing cloudiness (poor light) and flight height it became
> difficult to
> identify a couple of raptors.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Meadow Larks heard all day on both sides of the ridge. An occasional Robin
> and Townsend Solitaire heard. A few Magpies, Crows, Swifts, and
> Bushtits. 3
> deer crossed the hiway early coming back to the ridge.
>
> Predictions:
> Hopefully with the high pressure system breaking up there will be more
> activity.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
> (<jeff.birek...>)
> Dinosaur Ridge information may be found at:
> http://www.birdconservancy.org/
>
>
> Site Description:
> Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
> the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
> Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
> the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who
> linger
> long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
> Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
> Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
> Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
> Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
> Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
> Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
> The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
> the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.
>
> Directions to site:
> From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
> left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
> the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east
> on an
> old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
> ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
> the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
> ridge.
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Eastern Phoebe - Douglas
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/b7e97cc8b9d47794?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Hugh Kingery <ouzels8...>: Mar 21 05:25PM -0400
>
> On our morning walk Urling heard the distinctive call of an Eastern
> Phoebe, and later got a good look at the birds. It's on the Walker
> Trail, between the first foot bridge and the Colo. 86 overpass -- the
> same area where they probably bred last year.
>
> Otherwise the selection seemed normal - though more birds than two
> weeks ago -- 20 species. Residents have started to sing: Black-capped
> Chickadees,W. Meadowlarks, & Song Sparrows. eBird deemed the Common
> Grackle as rare -- though I wouldn't.
>
>
>
>
>
> Hugh Kingery
> Franktown, CO
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Cottonwoods Marsh, Walden Ponds Avocets
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/ab529ae2d96eef43?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Carl Starace <castarace...>: Mar 21 12:45PM -0600
>
> Hi All, Jeff Parker and I had our scopes on Five American Avocets
> about mid morning. They weren't there when I showed up at 8 am. As we
> talked, a Say's Phoebe started singing just a few yards to our right. The
> Canvasbacks and pair of Pintails that have been regulars were absent. Good
> March Birding, Carl Starace, Niwot
> Jeff Parks <lastimout...>: Mar 21 01:48PM -0700
>
> Yes, the avocets must have arrived just before I did, as they were there
> when I walked out onto the boardwalk. I was hoping to see a Yellowlegs,
> since one has been reported there recently, but Avocets were good, too
> (see
> poor photo of three of them below). In addition, there were a few
> killdeer
> and the Teal Trifecta, which is always a nice sight. The Say's Phoebe was
> a nice little bonus, good thing Carl was there, as I didn't hear it.
>
> good birding -
>
> Jeff Parks
>
> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0gRlHYYw8YY/WNGRa8qi7-I/AAAAAAAAAE8/mB--yNbvp-AlCxLIXhniGW8W8JAoKDPVACLcB/s1600/Avocets%2Bat%2BCottonwood.jpg>
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Northcentral Weld County
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/bcf9bae9b5a06950?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder...>: Mar 21 11:53AM -0700
>
> Hi all
>
> Visited various areas ... highlights:
>
> - Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 (ad.) [Gull/goose flock at Weld CR 84/29]
> - Franklin's Gull - 1 [Gull/goose flock at Weld CR 84/29]
> - Snow Goose - 3 [Gull flock at Weld CR 84/29] + 6 [O St Gravel Ponds]
> - Greater White-fronted Goose - 1 [Gull flock at Weld CR 84/29] + 2 [O
> St Gravel Ponds]
> - Wood Duck - 1 [Crom Lake]
> - Great-tailed Grackle - 7 [Woods Lake, Lower Latham]
> - Cinnamon Teal - 14 [Weld CR 59] + 18 [Beebe Draw]
> - Greater Yellowlegs - 1 [Loloff Reservoir] + 6 [Ponds to west of
> Behren's Pond]
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
>
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Mntn Bluebird Boulder County Gross Reservoir
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/79bd4ff1acb2a036?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...>: Mar 21 10:54AM -0700
>
> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4UcvucMlFqk/WNFocTssBMI/AAAAAAAAAD0/0TmT0EUZ1-QSlG3ok0YBIJ6oIi016GifgCLcB/s1600/Mntn_Bluebird_03_21_2017_IMG_1057.jpg>
> Spotted my first of the year Mountain Bluebird, hiking on north shore of
> Gross Reservoir, 7600 feet. Not a record, last year I saw the first
> one at
> Walker Ranch Boulder County, flying over the road, on 2/29/2016. But fun.
> This male mountain bluebird was perching on a 5 foot bush, swooping to
> the
> ground for bugs. Lots of bugs with the warm weather.
> Very weak photo taken with iPhone, but best I could do.
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Eastern Bluebirds El Paso County
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/4006a899602c26e7?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> "David Tønnessen" <davidtonnessenx...>: Mar 21 07:37AM -0700
>
> Currently a pair of Eastern Bluebirds hanging around the dirt parking
> lot at Rock Ledge Ranch, El Paso County.
>
> Back to top <#digest_top>
> Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 March 20187
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/f2d1a4e158b5a854?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
>
> Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>: Mar 21 04:49AM -0600
>
> Compiler: Joyce Takamine
> e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
> Date: March 21, 2017
> This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, March 22 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
> changed.
>
> Eurasian Wigeon (*Weld)
> BLACK SWAN (Adams)
> 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)
> ICELAND GULL (Weld)
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Larimer)
> RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Larimer)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
> Williamson’s Sapsucker (Gilpin, Pueblo)
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*l Paso)
> American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
> Eastern Phoebe (Logan)
> Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
> PACIFIC WREN (Larimer)
> Winter Wren (*El Paso, Pueblo)
> Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
> Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca)
> Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Gunnison)
> Chestnut-collared Longspur (Baca, El Paso, *Kit Carson)
> Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
> Savannah Sparrow ( Baca, *Kit Carson, Weld)
> Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Washington)
> Harris’s Sparrow (Denver, Larimer)
> Great-tailed Grackle (El Paso, *Kit Carson, Pueblo, Weld)
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
> ---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.
>
> BACA COUNTY:
> ---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
> Sparrow.
>
> BENT COUNTY:
> ---On March 20 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported first Snowy
> Plover of season.
>
> DENVER COUNTY:
> ---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
> 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.
>
> GILPIN COUNTY:
> ---On March 19 at Golden Gate SP, Kriley Pond, Christ Goulard reported 1 m
> Williamson’s Sapsucker.
>
> GUNNISON COUNTY:
> ---On March 20 at El Notcho, white bowl, Holly Annala reported 4
> Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches above 12000 ft.
>
> KIT CARSON COUNTY:
> ---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.
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
> ---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.
>
> LOGAN COUNTY:
> ---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
> Sparrow.
>
> MESA COUNTY:
> ---On March 18 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported 2
> Black-throated Sparrows.
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
> ---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.
>
> WASHINGTON COUNTY:
> ---On March 18 at Last Chance Rest Area, Adam Vesely and Christin
> Alexander
> reported 4 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
>
> WELD COUNTY:
> ---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 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 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
> at 0700.
>
> 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.
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> Good Birding,
> Joyce Takamine
> Boulder
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