Date: 4/15/17 3:28 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 April 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: April 15, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 15 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 April 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Bluestem Loop Trail, Heather
and Riley Morris reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On April 9 at Comanche National Grassland Little Washington Work Center,
Richard Sayles reported Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpekcer,
Eastern Phoebe, Chihuahuan Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in
---On April 9, Peter Burke reported Black Phoebe at Boulder Creek and 75th
St. On April 11, Mike Hensley reported Black Phoebe at Boulder Creek and
---On April 9 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported Mallard (Mexican
---On April 11 at Skunk Canyon, David Dowell reported Slate-colored Fox
---On April 12 SW of Hygiene along Crane Hollow Rod at Bridge that crosses
creek between Hygiene and St Vrain Road, John Turenbeck reported 2 Black
Phoebe. On April 13 on Hygiene Rd at Crane Hollow Dr, David Waltman
reported Eastern Phoebe. On April 14 on Hygiene Rd at Crane Hollow Dr,
David Dowell and David Waltman reported 1 Black Phoebe and 1 Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 13 on US 385 where the road goes east-west, Joan Baker reported
fly over Chihuahuan Raven.
---On April 9 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge (east), Bez
Bezuidenhout and Renee Casias reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On April 10 at
Chatifled SP upstream of Kingfisher Bridge (east), Phil Lyon, Time Ryan,
and Diane Roberts reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On April 11 near Platte
River Parking lot, David Suddjian reported Eastern Phoebe. On April 14 at
Plum Creek Delta at Chatfield SP, Loch Kilpatrick reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 8 at Spring Park Reservoir, Dick Filby reported around 50
Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On April 13 at Spring Park Reservoir, Dick Filby
reported 74 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On April 14 at Edwards Sewer Plant, JoAnn Riggle reported Fox Sparrow.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On April 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area) wooded areas, Ben Barkley
and Graham Montgomery reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 14 at Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs, David Chartier
reported f Dusky Grouse on path going north along creek just before second
--On April 14 on Hanover Road just east of DeGroot Rd, Laura Steadman and
Melissa Mezger reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On April 14 at Brush Hollow reservoir, Joe LaFleur reported Eastern
--- On April 11 at Black Canyon of Gunnison NP, Gavin Bieber reported Dusky
Grouse and Slate-colored Fox Sparrow.
---On April 12 at Mt Crested Butte, Gavin Bieber reported Rusty Blackbird.
This would be a new county
Record if accepted.
---On April 13 on Ohio Creek near Gunnison, Kathy Brodhead reported 3
---On April 11 near Walden on CR 26B, Matt Goldowitz reported 67 Greater
---On April 12 at State Forest SP on CR 40, Michael O’Brien reported 75
---On April 12 at The Cabins near Gould, Michael O’Brien reported 20
---On April 11 at Chatfield near restroom near Kingfisher Bridge, David
Suddjian reported 1 Eastern Phoebe. On April 13 at Chatfield SP upstream
from Kingfisher Birdge, Mark Chavez, Gwen Moore, and Matt Clark reported 2
---On April 10 at Deer Creek near the South Valley Park southern Parking
Lot, David Suddjian reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 11 at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Cynthia Madsen,
Jonelle Balais, and Mary Keithler reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 11 at Chatfield Perimeter Road, David Suddjian reported Eastern
---On April 12 on Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Kevin DeBoer reported Eastern
Phoebe at bridge west of I-70.
On April 13 at Wheat Riege Greenbelt at bridge on cycling trail about ½
mile west of I-70, Bob Shade reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 10 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Jill Smith reported
---On April 10 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Dick Filby reported basic
plumaged Red-throated Loon.
---On April 10 at Boyd Lake SP, Craig Robson reported 4 Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---On April 10 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy
reported 1-st cyc Thayer’s Gull and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---On April 12 at Horsetooth Mountain Park in Fort Collins, Arvind Panjabi
reported Dusky Grouse.
---On April 8 near Arriba on CR 43, Tom Johnson reported 2 Mountain Plover,
15 Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 200 McCown’s Longspur. On April 9 near
Arriba on CR 3F E of CR 40, Mike McCloy reported 3 Mountain Plovers, 7
Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On April 10 on 2 Rd near intersection with Bookcliff Ridge Road, Cameron
Cox reported 2 Brewer’s Sparrows.
---On April 11 at Cameo and Coal Canyon, Gavin Bieber reported 5 Chukar.
---On April 13 at Lake Cheraw, Gavin Bieber reported Glossy Ibis.
---On April 12 in Lamar, Jane Stulp reported Broad-winged Hawk.
---On April 14 at Lamar Community College woods, Jane Stulp, Janeal
Thompson, and Joey Kellner reported 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On April 9, SeEtta Moss reported Acorn Woodpecker at Pueblo Mountain
---On April 12 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival
reported bleeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe.
---On April 8 & 9 at Russell Lakes SWA, John Cobb reported Short-billed
---On April 14 at Blue River bridge at CR 1870, Jeff Guy reported
Slate-colored Fox Sparrow.
---On April 11 on Poudre River Trail near 47th St and O St, Jean Olson
reported Long-tailed Duck. On April 12 on Poudre River Trail from N 59th
Ave to N 35th Ave, Ryan Graves reported 2 Long-tailed Ducks.
---On April 12 on CR 138 between CR 111 and Cr 113, Casey Weissburg
reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse
---On April 12 on Cr 135 east of Cr 99, Casey Weissburg reported
---On April 11 at Wray Fish Hatchery, Richard Sayles reported White-eyed
Vireo, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows and Northern Cardinal. On April 13 at Wray
Fish Hatchery, Timo Mitzen reported White-eyed Vireo and Northern Cardinal.
---On April 13 on CR V between CR 57 and CR 59, Dan Maynard reported 3
singing Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On April 14 at Hale Ponds, Sue Riffe reported 4 Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, 1 Northern Cardinals and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On April 14 at Pipit Hill in Hale area, Sue Riffe reported Sprague’s
Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, April 15 will be to Chico Basin Ranch led
my Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). This trip is full
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, April 15 will be to Cameron Pass for
Boreal Owls led by Francis Commercon and Paul Slingsby (siskinbyderailleur
At gmail.com; 303-470-9130). This is a strenuous trip. Diredtions: Meet
at 2 pm. At SW corner of Moby Arena at CSU Campus, Fort Collins to Carpoll.
From Denver take I-25 north to Prospect Road, exit 268. West on Prospect
until Shields St, north on Shields to Elizabeth St. Turn right (east into
giant parking lot for Moby Arena. Will start at Moose Visitor Center for
maountain specialties. Then return to Cameron Pass and hike out to the
(pre-scouted) area where we will look for Boreal Owl after sunset. Will
eat dinner on the trail and keep an eye out for American Three-toed
Woodpecker. Will be snowshoeing for up to 6 miles with 200-500 ft
elevational gain. Will be hiking in the mountians at high elevation at
night. Bring your own dinner. Bring hand warmer and a headlight with
extra batteries. Hats and glove are required, and warm drinks in thermoses
are suggested. Please bring your own showshoes. Register online or
The DFO Field trip for Sunday, April 16 will be to Canon City with Ira and
Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.