Date: 5/19/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 May 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: May 19, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 19 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 now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Mallard (Mexican) (Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Clear Creek)
Northern Bobwhite (*Kiowa)
Dusky Grouse (Jefferson)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca)
Common Poorwill (Adams)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Garfield)
Black-bellied Plover (Delta, *Kiowa, Weld)
Snowy Plover (Crowley, *Kiowa, *Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, Kiowa)
Piping Plover (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Kiowa, Weld)
Sanderling (Douglas)
White-rumped Sandpiper (*Kiowa, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley, *Kiowa, La Plata, *Weld)
Glossy Ibis (Weld)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso)
Broad-winged Hawk (Denver, *Kit Carson, Larimer, Weld)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Least Tern (Prowers)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, *Kiowa, Lincoln,
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Larimer, Pueblo)
Least Flycatcher (Adams, Boulder, Cheyenne, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Ouray)
Eastern Phoebe (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Baca, Boulder, El Paso, *Jefferson, Montezuma,
White-eyed Vireo (*Pueblo)
Philadelphia Vireo ( Boulder)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Cheyenne, *Kiowa)
Purple Martin (*Kiowa)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Weld)
Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
Ovenbird (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Worm-eating Warbler (Boulder, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo,
*Washington, Weld)
Golden-winged Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Adams, Douglas)
Nashville Warbler (Adams, Jefferson)
Kentucky Warbler (Bent, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Hooded Warbler (Arapahoe)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Pueblo)
Magnolia Warbler (Pueblo, Weld)
Blackburnian Warbler (Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Pueblo,Weld)
Blackpoll Warbler (Weld)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (El Paso)
Palm Warbler (Boulder, El Paso, Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo, Washington)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Weld)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Black-throated Sparrow (Bent)
Summer Tanager (Boulder, El Paso, La Plata, Pueblo)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Baltimore Oriole (Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo, Weld, *Yuma)

---On May 13 at Barr Lake SP, Luke Pheneger reported Tennessee Warbler,
Nashville Warbler, and Least Flycatcher.
---On May 14 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Pablo Quezada reported Common
Poorwill and Eastern Phoebe.

---On May 13 at Cherry Creek SP in cottonwoods along creek on SE side of
park, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported ad m Hooded Warbler.
---On May 15 at Richmil Ranch Open Space, Jared Del Russo reported 2
Cassin’s Kingbirds.
---On May 16 at Richmil Ranch Open Space, David Suddjian Reported m
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On May 17 at Kiowa Creek at Country Line Rd, David Suddjian reported
Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 17 at Hwy 40 from Peoria Rd to Deer Trail Area, David Suddjian
reported 6 Red-headed Woodpecker.

---On May 13 at Picture Canyon, Dean Shoup and Peter Burke reported Greater
Roadrunner, Red-headed Woodpecker, Cassin’s Kingbird, 19 Chihuahuan Ravens,
5 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and m Painted Bunting.
---On May 13 in Springfield, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported
Mississippi Kites soaring over the

---On May 13 at Lake Hasty, Brandon Percival et al reported Mississippi
Kite and Kentucky Warbler.
---On May 14 at Setchfield SWA, Duane Nelson reported a singing
Black-throated Sparrow. It was singing from tops of juniper on top of the

---On May 13, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field trip and many other birders
reported Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe. The DFO field trip reported 2
Black Phoebe .
---On May 13 at Greenlee Preserve, Luke Pheneger reported Palm Warbler. On
May 17 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 13 at Walden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Philadelphia Vireo.
---On May 13 at St Vrain River and 63rd St, Sue Riffe reported Eastern
---On May 13 at Walden Ponds, Preston Sowell reported Black and Eastern
Phoebes flying in and out
of a barn; the DFO Field Trip reported a flyover Sandhill Crane.
---On May 13 in Pinewood Springs (north of Lyons),Matt Rodgers reported
Summer Tanager.
---On May 14 on Skunk Canyon Trails, Luke Pheneger reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 15 at Lagerman Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported Cassin’s
---On May 17 at CU East Campus, Luke Pheneger and Maikel Wise reported
Least Flycatcher, Worm-eating Warbler, and Northern Waterthrush.

---On May 13 at Sands Lake SWA, Mike McCloy and Jeff Guy reported m
Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On May 14 on US 287 halfway between Kit Carson and Eads, Peter Burke
reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On May 14 at Big Sand Draw Bridge, Bill Kaempfer reported Least
---On May 20 on CR 20 between CR L and CR K, Peter Burke reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and Least Flycatcher.

---On May 15 at Echo Lake Park, Temujin Subodai reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On May 16 at Echo Lake, JoAnn Hackos reported m Barrow’s

---On May 15 at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, Jason Beason, Cheryl Teuton, and
Dan Brooke reported Black-belllied Plover.

---On May 13 at Fort Logan Cemetery , Doug Kibbe reported Broad-winged Hawk.
---On May 17 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, Jeff Dawson reported
Baltimore Oriole

---On May 14 at Chatfield SP upstream of Kingfisher Bridge (east), Scott
Manwaring reported f Tennessee Warbler.

---On May 13 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded and 2nd yr Bewick’s
Wren. On May 15 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded 2nd year Western
Palm Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. On May 17 at Clear Spring Ranch,
Steven Brown band Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 13 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, John Bruder reported 3
Mississippi Kites.
---On May 13 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Steve Getty reported f Summer
---On May 13 at Chico Basin banding station, Nancy Gobris reported banding
a Northern Parula. On May 14 at Chico Basin, Bill Maynard found
Black-throated Blue-Warbler near banding station. On May 14 at Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area), Kara Carragher reported Ovenbird and Summer Tanager. On
May 15 at Chico Basin Ranch, Brandon Percival, David Tonnessen, and John
Drummond reported singing Black-throated Blue Warbler. On May 17 at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area), Jeannie Mitchell and John Drummond reported
Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 13 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Deborah Barnes reported 15 Ovenbird.
---On May 16 at Bear Creek Park East, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi
---On May 17 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Red-headed

---On May 16 at Spring Valley, Tom and Kay McConnell reported Sandhill
Crane in meadow below sod farm marsh.

---On May 13 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded an
Ovenbird. On May 14 at Chatfield Banding Staton, Meredith McBurney
reported recatching Least Flycatcher. On May 17 at Chatfield Banding
station, Mredith McBurney banded a Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 13 at Waterton Canyon, Luke Pheneger reported Baltimore Oriole
and Least Flycatcher.
---On May 15 at Deer Canyon Park on Rattlesnake Gulch Trail, David Suddjian
reported Nashville Warbler and Dusky Grouse.
---On May 17 at Lower White-Ranch Park, Inga Brennan reported m
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On May 17 at Ken Caryl Valley-silverberry, David Suddjian reported
Chimney Swift.
---On May 18 at South Valley Park Mann Reservoir, David Suddjian reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

---On May 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Dale and Joel Adams, reported
Long-billed Curlew, 49 Stilt Sandpipers, and Caspian Tern and Brandon
Percival reported 2 Caspian Terns. On May 14 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Long-billed Curlew and 31 White-rumped
Sandpipers. On May 15 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jan Stulp reported 5
Long-billed Curlew, 7 White-rumped Sandpipers, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
and Chihuahuan Raven. On May 18 at Neenoshe Reseervoir, Jacob Drucker
reported 2 Northern Bobwhites, Black-bellied Plover, 12 Snowy Plover, 11
Stilt Sandpipers, 12 White-rumped Sandpipers, 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers,
Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Purple Martins and Chihuahuan Raven. The Purple
Martins are a new county bird for Kiowa.
---On May 17 in Eads, Jacob Drucker reported 6 Chimney Swifts.

---On May 13 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Brandon Percival et al reported f
LESSER NIGHTHAWK perched in a tree below the dam. On May 18 at Flagler
Reservoir SWA, Glenn Walbek reported juv Broad-winged Hawk and f EASTERN

---On May 13 at Animas River Trail—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery area, Ryan
Votta reported f Summer Tanager.

--- On May 13, CSU Ornithologist Club reported Piping Plover at Boyd Lake.
---On May 13 at McMurray Natural Area, Josh Bruening reported Broad-winged
---On May 13 in downtown Fort Collins, Josh Bruening repored 4 Chimney
---On May 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Walter Wehtje reported 3
---On May 16 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Fawn Simonds reported Black-and-white

---On May 15 at Schafer Reservoir (private, view from road), Jacob Drucker
reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.

---On May 13 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Jacob Drucker, Jason Gregg, and Marcel
Such reported 2 Gray Flycatchers, 2 Grace’s Warblers, and 5 Black-throated
Gray Warblers.

---On May 13 in Towaoc, Bea Weaver reported Cassin’s Kingbird and Gray

---On May 13, Sandy Beranich reported Black Phoebe at Billy Creek SWA.

---On May 15 near Arkansas River Bridge in Lamar, Janeal Thompson reported
4 flyover Least Terns. The old gravel pit north of Northgate Park and
river is private.

---On May 13, Chris Rurik reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral
Palace Park. On May 15, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler at
Mineral Palace Park.
---On May 13 at 40th Lane, Van Truan reported Black Rail.
---On May 13 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee Area), Caleb Hawley reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On
May 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, headquarters area, Christine Alexander, Jesse
and Renee Casias reported Golden-winged Warbler and Magnolia Warbler in the
morning and Golden-winged and Kentucky Warbler in the afternoon. On May 14
at Chico Basin Ranch headquarters area, Rob Hinds reported a Golden-winged
Warbler and at Rose Pond Rob Hinds reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 14 at
Chico Basin Ranch headquarters area, Kara Carragher reported Golden-winged
Warbler and Kentucky Warbler. On May 15 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarters
area, Brandon Percival, David Tonnessen, and Lock Kilpatrick reported f
Golden-winged Warbler, f Summer Tanager, and Ovenbird. On May 16 at Chico
Basin Ranch at headquarters area, Brian Johnson reported f Northern Parula
and Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported Blackpoll Warbler. On May 16 at
Chico Basin Rose Pond, Brian Johnson reported m Northern Parula. On May
17 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarters area, Brandon Percival reported
singing White-eye Vireo, f Black-throated Gray Warbler, and f Baltimore
---On May 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Christine Alexander, Jesse and Renee
Casias reported Acorn Woodpecker.

---On May 13 at Akron Golf Course, Heather and Riley Morris reported Least
Flycatcher, Blackpoll Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 18 at
Akron Golf Course, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern Waterthrush.

--- On May 13 at Stewart’s Pond, Pablo Quezada and Ryan Graves reported
Mute Swan. On May 15 at Stewart’s Pond, Leo Miller reported Mute Swan and
Glossy Ibis. On May 17 at Stewart’s Pond, Gene Rutherford reported Mute
---On May 13 at Crow Valley CG, Kathy Mihm Dunning and others reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker; and Gene Rutherford and Tom and Debbie Behnfield
reported Blackpoll Warbler; Josh Bruening reported 2 Blackpoll Warblers
(1m, 1f) and Gray Flycatcher. On May 15 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford
reported Least Flycatcher and Gray-cheeked Thrush. Gene Rutherford and
Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Least Flycatchers, Chestnut-sided Warbler and
heard Blackburnian Warbler. On May 17 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford
reported Chimney Swift, Least Flycatcher, and m Magnolia Warbler; Ruth
Dicks reported 2 Chestnut-sided Warblers, and Magnolia Warbler; and Jason
Gregg reported Northern Waterthrush and Magnolia Warbler.
--- On May 13 at Union Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported 2 Stilt
Sandpipers. On May 15 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 4
White-rumped Sandpipers and Baltimore Oriole. On May 16 at Union
Reservoir, Dean Shoup reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers. On May 17 at
Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford, Luke Pheneger, and Maikel Wise reported 3
White-rumped Sandpipers. On May 18 at Union Reservoird, Nick Moore
reported Snowy Plover and Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Snowy Plover and
Semipalmated Sandpiper in afternoon.
---On May 14 at Norma’s Grove, Candice Johnson reported Eastern Palm
Warbler. On May 15 at Norma’s Grove, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed
Woodpecker, Worm-eating Warbler, and Black-throated Green Warbler.
---On May 14 at Murphy’s Pasture area and auto tour stops 2 & 3, Kendall
Watkins reported 3 Sprague’s Pipits.
---On May 16 at wetland on CR 46, Jared Kidder reported Mute Swan.

---On May 18 at Stalker Pond in Wray, Bill Kaempfer reported 2 Baltimore

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, May 19 will be to Deer Creek Canyon led by
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659) This trip is Full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, May 20 will be to Meryers Homestead Trail,
Walker Ranch led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT; 720-890-2628)
This trip has been cancelled.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, May 20 will be to Park Jordan Centennial
Open Space led by Cynthia Madsen and David Hill (cmadsen08 AT;

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, May 21 will be to Chico Basin Ranch led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT; 303-329-8646) This trip is Full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, May 21 will be to Roxborough State Park led
by Sue Summers & Wendy Wibbens (summerssue AT; 253-678-3721)

The Field Trip for Tuesday, May 23 will be to Eastern Arapahoe and Adams
Counties led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659) This
trip is full.

For more information on the field trips go to

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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