Date: 4/21/17 3:28 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 April 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: April 21, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 21 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

Mute Swan (*Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta, Routt)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Northern Bobwhite (El Paso)
Greater Sage-Grouse (*Jackson)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (*Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Clear Creek/Summit)
Dusky Grouse (Montrose, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca)
Black-bellied Plover (*Crowley)
Semipalmated Plover (*Crowley, El Paso, *La Plata)
Mountain Plover (Alamosa, Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, Jackson, *La Plata)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Boulder, Elbert)
Glossy Ibis (La Plata, Weld)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Gunnison, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca, El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Adams, Baca, *Boulder, * Douglas, *El Paso, Fremont,
Jefferson, *Yuma)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Adams)
Gray Vireo (Mesa)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, El Paso)
Carolina Wren (Baca,*Kit Carson, Pueblo, *Yuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso)
Sprague’s Pipit (Yuma)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)
Lapland Longspur (Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Douglas, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (Pueblo)
Palm Warbler (Baca)
Grace’s Warbler (*Montose)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Sparrow (El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (Lincoln)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Adams, Arapahoe, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek, *Gunnison, Jackson)
Summer Tanager (Baca, *El Paso)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)

---On April 17 at Rocky Mountain Aresenal NWR, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 17 at Barr Lake SP on Neidrach Nature Trail, F. Wamboldt
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On April 19 at Barr Lake SP on Neidrach Nature Trail, Clinton Neinhaus
reported hatch year RED-SHOULDERED HAWK.
---On April 20 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Zach Schiff reported
Grasshopper Sparrow.

---On April 19 at Mill Pond Island, Arrow Myers reported Mountain Plover.

---On April 18 at CR 129 at Maplewood Drive, Loch Kilpatrick reported
Grasshopper Sparrow.

---On April 17 at Lake Forest, Charles Martinez reported Trumpeter Swan.

---On April 15 at Cottonwood Canyon, Joey Kellner reported Greater
Roadrunner, Carolina Wren, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow, and Ladder-backed
---On April 15 on CR 5, Joey Kellner reported Greater Roadrunner, 3 Eastern
Phoebe and Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On April 15 at Picture Canyon, Joey Kellner reported 2 Greater
Roadrunner and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On April 15 at Sand Canyon, Joey Kellner reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On April 16 at Two Buttes SWA, Mike McCloy reported 2 Eastern Phoebe,
Chihuahuan Raven, molting m Summer Tanager. On April 16 at Two Buttes SWA
below dam, Joey Kellner reported Eastern Phoebe, Palm Warbler, and molting
male Summer Tanager.

---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 15 at Crane
Hollow Road ponds, Mike Hensely and Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe,
and Todd also reported Eastern Phoebe. On April 15 at Crane Hollow Rd,
Peter Burke reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On April 16 at Crane Hollow Rd
ponds, Luke Pheneger reported 2 Eastern Phoebes. On April 16 at Crane
Hollow Rd ponds, Mike Hensley reported Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe. On
April 18 at Crane Hollow Rd and St Vrain River, Sue Riffe reported Black
Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 15 at St. Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Peter Burke reported
2 Eastern Phoebes. On April 17, Christian Nunes reported Eastern Phoebe
at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St.
---On April 15 at Macintosh Lake in Longmont, Peter Burke reported 9
Long-billed Curlews for a short
while at NW end.
---On April 16 at Boulder Creek and 75th St, Renee Casias reported Black
Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe. On April 17, Jeff Parks reported Eastern and
Black Phoebe at Boulder Creek and 75th St. On April 18, Ted Floyd and
Marie Hoerner reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Boulder Creek and 75th
St. On April 18, Chuck Hundertmark reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Boulder Creek and 75th St. On April 20, Karen Drozda reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Boulder Creek and 75th St.
---On April 17 at Lagerman Reservoir, Luke Phenger reported 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers and Short-billed Dowitcher. On April 18 at Lagerman Reservoir,
LukePheneger reported 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. On April 20 at Lagerman
Reservoir, Ted Floyd and Luke Pheneger reported Pectoral Sandpiper.
---On April 19 at Hawthorne Gulch W of 3rd St below pump house, Mary Lou
Van Laanen reported m Northern Cardinal.

---On April 15 at Great Western Reservoir, Todd Deininger and Matt Clark
reported Long-billed Curlew.

---On April 15 on west side of Loveland Pass, Kevin DeBoer reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan.
---On April 15 on Chicago Lakes Trail, Ben Lagasse reported 3 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes (1m, 2f), 3 Fox Sparrows (Slate-colored), and 1 Brown-capped

---On April 20 at Lake Meredith, Adam Vesely reported Black-bellied Plover
and Semipalmated Plover.

--- On April 15 at Chatfield SP upstem of Kingfisher Bridge, Thomas Holub
and Dale Pate reported Eastern Phoebe. On April 17, Thomas Holub reported
Eastern Phoebe at Chatfield SP. On April 19 at Chatfiled SP downstream of
Kingfisher Bridge, Phil Lyon and Tom Behnfield reported Eastern Phoebe. On
April 20, Tom Wilberding reported Eastern Phoebe near Kingfisher Bridge.
---On April 19 at Chatfield SP Model Airplane Field, Thomas Holub reported
McCown’s Longspur. On April 20 at Chatfield SP Model Airplane Field, Tom
Wilberding and Dale Pate reported McCown’s Longspur.

---On April 18 at Hwy 86 Roadside Ponds, Cheri Phillips reported
Short-billed Dowitcher.

---On April 15 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)John Bruder reported Eastern
Phoebe near banding station.
--On April 14 on Hanover Road just east of DeGroot Rd, Laura Steadman and
Melissa Mezger reported Curve-billed Thrasher. On April 15 on Hanover Road
between Hammer Road and DeGroot Road, Kiki Widjaja reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker and 3 Curved-billed Thrashers.
---On April 15 at Hanover Fire Station, John Bruder reported Curve-billed
---On April 15 on S Peyton Hwy south of Hanover Road, Kiki Widjaja reported
3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On April 15 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Kiki Widjaja reported 4
Northern Bobwhite, 3 Chihuahuan Ravens and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On April 15 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area) wooded area, Kiki Widjaja
reported pair of Ladder-backed Woodpeckers.
---On April 18 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Dan Stringer reported
Curve-billed Thrasher and Eastern Phoebe at banding station.
---On April 18 at Ramah SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Semipalmated Plover.
On April 19 at Ramah SWA, David Chartier reported Semipalmated Plover and
Long-billed Curlew and Aiken Audubon reported Semipalmated Plover.
---On April 19 at Cheyenne Mountain Park, Alan Versaw reported m
Black-and-white Warbler.
---On April 19 at Paint Mine Open Space, Joy and Leonard Lake, John
Drummond and Jeannie Mitchell reported Black-throated Sparrow.
---On April 20 at Ramah SWA, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported molting
male Summer Tanager.
---On April 20 on Sand Creek Trail, Alan Versaw reported Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On April 20 in field below Big Johnson, Mel and Jeanne Goff reported
Eastern Phoebe.

---On April 15 at Florence River Park, SeEtta Moss reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 15 on utility ware above train bridge at entrance to Holcim
Wetlands, SeEtta Moss reported Black Phoebe. Note: Holcim Wetlands is

---On April 20 at Waunita Hot Springs Lek, Sue Riffe reported 10 Gunnison
Sage-Grouse (8m, 2f).
---On April 20 at Monarch Pass, Sue Riffe Reported 2 Williamson’s
Sapsuckers,2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers and Slate-colored Fox Sparrow.

---On April 15 near Walden, Bez Bezuidenhoot reported 45 Greater
---On April 17 at Colorado State Forest Moose Visitor Center, Gavin Bieber
reported Slate-colored Fox Sparrow.
---On April 18 at Walden Reservoir, Chuck Hundermark reported 3 Long-billed
---On April 20 in Colamont area, Sue Riffe reported 4 Greater Sage-Grouse.

---On April 16 at Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch, Mike Fernandez reported 2
Broad-winged Hawks. On April 18 at Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch, Gary
Rossmiller reported 5 Broad-winged Hawks.
---On April 18 at Clear Creek Trail Golden to I 70, Candice Johnson
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 18 and 19 at Deer Creek near South Valley Park southern parking
lot, David Suddjian reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On April 19 at Tin Cup Hogback Park, Kevin De Boer reported Brewer’s
---On April 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Phil Lyon
and Tom Behnfield reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.

---On April 20 at Safeway in Burlington, Ed Harper and Glenn Walbek
reported Carolina Wren.

---On April 15 at Pastorius Reservoir, Amy Dobbins and Kristi Dranginis
reported Long-billed Curlew.
---On April 19 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported 2 Glossy
Ibis and Semipalmated Plover. On April 20 at Pastorius Reseervoir, Susan
Allerton and James Beatty reported Semipalmated Plover and Beth Wolff and
Kristi Dranginis reported 4 flyover Long-billled Curlews.

---On April 19 on CR 92 west of I-25, Austin Hess and Nick Komar reported
Brewer’s Sparrow.

---On April 17 at Gateway Cottonwoods, Brenda Wright reported Gray Vireo.
---On April 17 at Colorado National Monument, Jeff Buecking reported Gray

---On April 18 at Black Canyon of Gunnison NP South Rim campground, Jeff
Buecking reported 3 Dusky Grouse.
---On April 20, Coen Dexter reported 6 Grace’s Warblers 9 miles NE of Nucla
on the Nucla Delta Road at mile marker 33.

---On April 15 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Debbie and Tom Behnfield reported
Acorn Woodpecker.
---On April 12 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival
reported bleeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe. On April 15 at North Shore
Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Tom and Debbie Behnfield reported Red-necked
---On April 17 in east part of Osprey Picnic area in Rock Canyon below
Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported Nashville Warbler.
---On April 17 on Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders
et al reported Carolina Wren.

---On April 15 on CR 80 N of Yampa River, Kathy Seymour reported 2 f Dusky
Grouse at 2nd cattle guard.
---On April 17 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tresa Moulton reported Trumpeter

---On April 15 on Poudre River Trail, Sheep Draw east of N 71st Ave NW of
Greeley, Shawn Mason reported CRESTED CARACARA.
---On April 15 on Stewart’s Pond, Cheri Phillips, Austin Hess et al
reported Mute Swan. On April 16, Renee Casias reported Mute Swan at
Stewart’s Pond. On April 17, Frank Farrel and Rececca Grieser reported
Mute Swan at Stewart’s Pond. On April 20, Susan Rosine reported Mute Swan
at Stewart’s Pond.
---On April 16 on CR 134 east of CR 111 Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported
15 Sharp-tailed Grouse and
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On April 16 on CR 111 S of CR 134, Edie Israel et al reported 3
Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On April 16 at Pawnee Buttes, Gavin Beber reported 10 sharp-tailed
Grouse N of CR 136 and 12 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
---On April 16 at pond on CR 46 and CR41, Renee Casias reported Glossy Ibis.
---On April 15 at Pawnee NG, Gary Lefko reported 4 Mountain Plover W of Hwy
390 and CR 100 intersection and 6+ McCown’s Longspurs on CR 96.
---On April 18 at wetland on CR 46, Chris Goulart reported Mute Swan.
---On April 18 at CR 86 east of CR 105, Liza Antony reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On April 18 at Ireland Reservoir #5, Claudius Feger reported
Broad-winged Hawk.

---On April 20 at Bonny Reservoir Hopper Ponds, Ed Harper reported Eastern
Phoebe and Carolina Wren.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, April 23 will be to Denver City Park led by
Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT; 303-604-0531) Meet at 0730
at parking strip SE of 22nd Ave just north of Ferril Lake. From Colorado
Blvd, turn west onto 22nd Ave and go past the Museum of Nature and
Science. Turn left just before the zoo at the sign to the Pavilion
Bandstand. Park on the left at the end of the parking area closet to
Ferril Lake.
Will focus on photography of the heronry and cormorant colony and
documenting nesting status as part of DFO’s colonial Waterbird Nesting
Project. Bring spotting scope and camera if you have them.
Don’t forget water, snacks and sunscreen. Register online or contact

There is a 3 day trip to Cheyenne Bottom & Quivira NWR 4/22, Great Bend, KS
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT; 720-940-8394) This trip is

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, April 23 will be to Bluff Lake Nature Center
led by Pratyaydipta Rudra and Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT;
919-699-4043). This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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