Date: 3/25/17 3:51 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 March 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: March 25, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, March 25 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)
Greater Roadrunner (Adams)
Snowy Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Kit Carson)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
Thayer’s Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Larimer, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Denver)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Gilpin, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Fremont, *Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, Fremont, Logan)
Winter Wren (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Bewick’s Wren (Moffat)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Lapland Longspur (Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kit Carson)
Savannah Sparrow (Kit Carson, Mesa, *Montrose)
Fox Sparrow (*El Paso, Routt)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, El Paso, Logan, *Montrose, Pueblo)
Great-tailed Grackle (El Paso, Kit Carson, Pueblo)

---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 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 24 at Boulder Creek and 75th St., Christian Nunes
and Jeff Parks reported Black Phoebe.

---On March 24 at Marston Reservoir, west end, Doug Kibbe reported imm
Great Black-backed Gull.

---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 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 24 at Sinton Pond Open Space, Glenn
Walbek and Mark Peterson reported Fox Sparrow (Red).

---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 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 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 22 on L Road between 20 – 21 Roads, Mike Henwood and Kathleen
McGinley reported Savannah Sparrow.
---On March 24 at Clifton Nature Park, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

---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 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 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 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 24 at Stewart’s Pond, CSU Ornithologist Club, Cheri Phillips,
Chery Teuton, and Brandon Nooner reported Tundra Swan and Eurasian Wigeon.
---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; 303-422-3728
<(303)%20422-3728>) 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 <(303)%20665-9135>). 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 <(303)%20771-1421>)
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.

The March meeting of Denver Field Ornithologists will be on March 27 at
7:30 p..m. in Ricketson Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and
Science. Park on the north side of the Museum and enter at the north side
security/employee entrance and tell the guard that you are there for the
DFO Meeting. Dave Leatherman will give a talk on “What The Book, Personal
Observation and WIkileaks Say About The Fox Squirrel in Northern Colorado”

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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