Date: 6/25/17 4:29 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 25, 2017
Hello cobirders,

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at: 303-324-7994 or http://coloradobirdingsociety.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit Colorado Birding Society's
website everyday!

Reports added: 6/24/2017
Adams (White Ibis, Eastern Phoebe, Burrowing Owl)
Alamosa (Dickcissel)<br>
Arapahoe (Northern Mockingbird, Cassin's Kingbird, Burrowing Owl,
Dickcissel)
Baca (Painted Bunting, Curve-billed Thrasher)
Boulder (Dickcissel, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Bobolink)
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye)
El Paso (Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Marbled Godwit, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Mississippi Kite)
Jackson (Greater Sage-Grouse, Willet)
Larimer (Baird's Sparrow, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Dickcissel, Red-headed
Woodpecker)
Mesa (Least Flycatcher, Purple Martin, grace's Warbler)
Ouray (Black Swift)
Pitkin (Williamson's Sapsucker)
Weld (Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Marbled
Godwit)

FRONT RANGE AND NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Adams County
++++Clear Creek Valley Park
White Ibis (Zach Schiff/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport) (first 6/18) last 6/24
(Also search: Lake Sangraco, east side of Lowell Blvd, east of Clear
Creek Valley Park)
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Eastern Phoebe --64th avenue & Second Creek (Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport)
last 6/24
Burrowing Owl (4, 2 locations) (Stevens:Kosten/Washburn) (first 3/31) 2;
last 6/24
(new wildlife drive: north of mile 5 & near Havana & 88th Avenue)
++++Barr Lake
Barn Owl (Eric Zawatski) 3; last 6/23

Adams/Denver Counties
++++DIA Owl Loop
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Trussville Road & 114th Avenue (Michaels/Stevens:Kosten) (first
4/26) 2; last 6/21
(3) --prairie dog town at W. Cargo Road & Third Creek
(Stevens/Stevens:Kosten) (first 3/15) last 6/21
(2) --Gun Club Road/south/CR 112 (Stevens/Stevens:Kosten) (first 5/5)
last 6/21

Arapahoe County
++++Eastern Arapahoe County
Northern Mockingbird (2) --CR 42 (Terry
Michaels/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport) (first 5/13) last 6/24
Cassin's Kingbird --CR 42 (Stevens:Michaels/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport)
(first 5/6) last 6/24
(CR 42 birds at hill cut approx. 1.0 miles east of CR 161)
Cassin's Kingbird
(2) --just east/CR 42 & CR 161 (Stevens/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport) (first
5/6) last 6/24
(1) --same as CR 30 Burrowing Owl (Warren) first 6/23
Dickcissel
(2+) --north/Orchard Road & CR 129 (Michaels/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport)
(first 5/15) last 6/24
(2) --Strasburg Road, 0.5 miles south/I70 (Stevens:Kosten) (first 6/13)
last 6/21
(2) --CR 14/east/Strasburg Road (Kilpatrick/Stevens:Kosten) (first 6/12)
last 6/13
Burrowing Owl
(1) --CR 30, east of CR 149, just west of oil building
(Stevens:Kosten/Kosten:Ehlmann:Davenport) (first 5/5) last 6/24
Cassin's Sparrow (2) --CR 30/west/bradbury road (Gene Rutherford/Warren)
(first 6/11) last 6/23

Boulder County
++++Teller Lakes North Trails
Dickcissel --1.0 miles/south/parking lot (Jessica Vance/Van Rudd) (first
6/17) 4; last 6/24
Red-eyed Vireo (Luke Pheneger) first 6/24
American Redstart (Pheneger) first 6/24
Bobolink (2) (David Dowell/Mark Minner-Lee) (first 6/21) 7; last 6/24
++++Boulder Open Space Office
Bobolink (2) --Field south of Boulder Road & Cherryvale (Christian
Nunes/Peter Burke) (first 5/11) 2; last 6/24
++++Teller Lakes South Trails
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --north of Arapahoe Road (Jack & Ryan Bushong) first
6/23
++++St. Vrain Creek at 63rd Street
Cordilleran Flycatcher (David Waltman) first 6/23
Red-eyed Vireo (Ted Floyd) first 6/23
++++Skunk Canyon Trails
Ovenbird (Matt Hofeditz/Matt Webster) (first 5/16) last 6/23
Eastern Bluebird (Webster) first 6/23
++++North 55th Street North of Monarch Road
Dickcissel (1) (Christian Nunes) first 6/22

Douglas County
++++Castlewood Canyon State Park
Ovenbird --Inner Canyon/Lake Gulch (Stevens/Karen Metz) (first 5/15) last
6/22
Bobolink --south of Winkler Ranch entrance (Richard Stevens) (first 5/15)
6; last 6/13
++++Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space
Ovenbird (Diana Beatty) first 6/21

El Paso County
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Debbie Barnes-Shankster) first 6/24
(on Upper Blackmer just after the north turnoff for Cougar Shadows)
Dickcissel (2) (Dan & Cheryl Hubbard/Barnes-Shankster) (first 6/23) last
6/24
Latest: on Talon just over the bridge from the Limekiln Trailhead before
Zook)
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Marbled Godwit (Robb Hinds) first 6/24
Red-headed Woodpecker (Versaw/Hinds) first (first 6/21) last 6/24
Dickcissel (2) (Hinds) first 6/24
Eastern Bluebird (Alan Versaw) first 6/21
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (2) (David Tonnessen/Tanja Britton) (first 5/9) 2; last
5/64
++++Sondermann Park
Bewick's Wren (Cheryl & David Hubbard) first 6/21

Jefferson County
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (2) (Richard Stevens/Lorraine Lanning) (first
3/10) 1; last 6/23
++++Robert A. Easton Regional Park
Burrowing Owl (2) (Brian Johnson/David Suddjian) (first 4/6) 5; last 6/19
++++Reynolds Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens & all) last 6/16
(north of interserction of Oxen Draw, Raven's Roost & Eagle's View trails)
Dusky Grouse (2) (Stevens) (first 3/17) 1; last 6/16
Williamson's Sapsucker (Stevens & all) last 6/16
(Above unless stated: Eagle's View Trail, south of old service road)
Northern Pygmy-Owl --Songbird trail (Stevens & all) last 6/16

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++++Chatfield Reservoir area
Least Flycatcher (13) --upstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Doug Kibbe) last 6/22
American Redstart --Audubon Center (DeBoer/Luke Pheneger) (first 5/14)
last 6/21

Larimer County
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (6) --see directions (Walter Wehtje:Erin Youngberg/Kara
Carragher) (first 5/15) 3; last 6/24
(Approximately 1/2 mile north of Pronghorn Loop & Plover Trail
intersection)
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
White-tailed Ptarmigan
--Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Thomas Holub) (first 6/5) 2; last
6/24
--Rock Cut Trail (Marion Warren/Timothy Guida) (first 6/5) last 6/19
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(2) --Hidden Valley (Annette Mathes/Nathan Senner) (first 6/16) last 6/22
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(1) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Mark Korducki) first 6/20
(4) --Rock Cut pullover (Kara Carragher/Ruth Bennett) (first 6/4) 6; last
6/20
++++Boxelder Creek at CR 19 area
Dickcissel
(2+) --CR 80, near and west of CR 19 (Rachel Hopper) last 6/24
(1) --near CR 21 (Brandon Nooner) first 6/21
(13) (Austin Hess:David Wade) first 6/19
++++County Road 63E
Red-headed Woodpecker (2) --see map (Nick Komar) first 6/24
++++Lee Martinez Park
American Redstart (Komar:Wade) first 6/23
Green Heron (Biggerstaff/Komar:Wade) (first 5/10) last 6/23
(Hidden pond behind farm)
Black-and-white Warbler (Bevil) first 6/22
++++Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (2) --see directions (Komar/Dan O'Donnell) (first 5/5) 1;
last 6/23
++++Red Mountain Road
Long-billed Curlew (4) (Kevin Jablonski) reported 6/23
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Bobolink (up to 5) (Nick Komar/Jason Gregg) (first 5/8) last 6/23
++++Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
Dusky Grouse (2) (Nick Komar) first 6/22

Pueblo County
++++Nepesta Road Marsh
Black Rail (2) (Brad Steger:Mark Peterson/Setta Moss) (first 5/26) 1;
last 6/23

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Mountain Plover
(2) --CR 136/east/CR 95 (Shaun Robson/Nick Komar) (first 6/22) last 6/24
(2) --CR 100/east/CR 99 (Nick Komar) first 6/23
(1) --CR 89/south/CR 100 (Nick Komar) first 6/23
(1) --CR 73/north/CR 100 (Jared Kidder/Daryl Bernard) (first 6/1) last
6/22
(7) --CR 100/west/CR 390 (Gary Lefko/Shaun Robson) (first 4/15) 5; last
6/22
Cassin's Sparrow
(1) --CR 96, west of CR 77 (Webb/Nathaniel Behl) (first 6/5) last 6/23
Burrowing Owl
(2) --CR 51, north of Hwy 14 (Komar) last 6/24
(2) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Ryan Graves) last 6/24
(7) --Pawnee Buttes (CR 111/CR 112) (Annette Mathes/Komar) (first 6/12)
last 6/23
(5) --CR 73/north/CR 110 (Jared Kidder/Daryl Bernard) (first 6/1) 2; last
6/22
Long-billed Curlew --CR 73/north/CR 100 (Daryl Bernard) first 6/22
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(1) --CR 69/south/CR 96 (Komar) first 6/23
(1) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Daryl Bernard) first 6/23
(3) --CR 73/CR 100 (J. Baker/Daryl Bernard) (first 4/12) last 6/22
(4) --Norma's Grove (Colleen Vogler) first 6/22
Dickcissel
(5) --CR 136/east/CR 99 (Komar) first 6/23
(2) --Pawnee Buttes (Komar) first 6/23
++++Windsor Lake
Lesser Black-backed Gull (4) (Steve Mlodinow/Nick Komar) (first 6/20) 3;
last 6/24
++++Beebe Draw Ponds
Marbled Godwit (14) (Gene Rutherford) first 6/24
Pectoral Sandpiper --CR 42 (Daryl Bernard) first 6/22
Willet (Colleen Vogler) first 6/22
Burrowing Owl (2) (Bernard) last 6/22
++++Lower Latham Reservoir
Semipalmated Plover (3) (Betty Glass) first 6/23
++++Near Neuman Lake
Willet (Betty Glass) first 6/23
++++County
Sharp-tailed Grouse(Re-introduced Birds, Plains subspecies)
(4) --CR 111/south/CR 128 (Nick Komar) first 6/24

SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO

Baca County
++++Picture Canyon
Painted Bunting (2 male) (Kaempfer/Wayne Heideman) (first 5/13) last 6/24
Curve-billed Thrasher (Wayne Heideman) last 6/24

Bent County
++++Fort Lyons Wildlife Easement Area & Wildlife Area
Black Rail (3) --CR HH/east/CR 13 (Mlodinow/Adam D'Onofrio) (first 6/10)
last 6/18
Dickcissel (8) --Wildlife Area (Setta Moss) first 6/18
Least Bittern --(CR 16/south/CR JJ) (Steve Mlodinow) first 6/10
Black Rail (3) --CR HH/east/CR 13 (Mlodinow) first 6/10

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Logan County
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Eastern Wood-Pewee --area 1West (Mlodinow/Gregg Goodrich) (first 5/30)
last 6/18
Bell's Vireo (Jacob Washburn:Ray Simmons/Cheri Phillips) (first 5/26) 2;
last 6/16

WESTERN COLORADO

Alamosa County
++++San Luis Valley Dickcissels
Dickcissel (8) --CC Road; east of 109 S (John Rawinski/Christy Payne)
(first 6/20) last 6/24

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker
(2) --San Juan Riverwalk (Jan Allen) 3; last 6/23
(2) --Pagosa Lake (Byron Greco) first 6/19

Chaffee County
++++Chaffee County Road 175
Dickcissel (5) (Jeff Witters) reported 6/20

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
Barrow's Goldeneye (2+) --Echo Lake (Dave King/Alec Hopping) (first 5/11)
last 6/24
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) (Ginny Bergstrom) first 6/21
(accessed from Forest Road 480, not Mt Evans Road (hwy 103)
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --north side/Summit Lake (Michaels & all)
first 6/12
White-tailed Ptarmigan --east of Summit Lake (Michaels & all) first 6/12
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Campgrounds (Dave King/Michaels & all)
(first 6/11) last 6/12
++++Guanella Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Stevens:Kosten/Suddjian) (first 9/25) 6; last
6/20

Eagle County
++++Basalt Wildlife Area
Lewis's Woodpecker (Michael Emenaker) (first 6/15) last 6/20
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Emenaker) first 6/20

Fremont County
++++Canon City
Dickcissel (2) --east/Mackenzie/north/Adams Ave (Setta Moss/John
Drummond) (first 6/18) last 6/22
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds area (Catherine Olin) 3; last
6/22
++++Siloam Road South of Hwy 110
Cassin's Sparrow (Rich Miller) first 6/21

Gunnison County
++++County Road 265
Purple Martin (4) (Dean Shoup) (first 5/26) 8; last 6/18

Jackson County
++++County Road 26b
Greater Sage-Grouse (up to 117) --CR 26b (Stevens:Michaels/Daryl
Bernard:Colleen Vogler) (first 12/17) 5; last 6/24
++++Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Willet (6) --self driving loop (Charles Hundertmark) first 6/24
++++Delaney Butte Lakes
Greater Sage-Grouse (2) --see map; CR 5 (Washburn:Simmons/Goodrich:Troth)
(first 5/5) last 6/21

La Plata County
++++Wildcat Canyon
Lewis's Woodpecker (Glenn Walbek) first 6/10
Acorn Woodpecker (3) (Walbek) last 6/10

Mesa County
++++Collbran Job Corp: PE Road
Least Flycatcher --see map (Mike Henwood/Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood)
(first 6/20) last 6/24
++++Vega State Park
Purple Martin (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood) first 6/24
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
Grace's Warbler (1) --Jack's Canyon (Ron Lambeth/David Swain) (first
5/29) 2; last 6/24
++++Kannah Creek Trail
Dusky Grouse (3) (Marcel Such) first 6/23
++++County Road 71 & 4/10 Road
Purple Martin (4) (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood/Mike Henwood) (first
6/17) 5; last 6/22
++++Brewster Ridge area
Long-billed Curlew (1) --Bar X wash (Vollmar/David Swain) last 6/22

Mineral County
++++Four Mile Falls Trail
Black Swift (2) (David Sedgeley) first 6/20
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Sedgeley) first 6/20
++++West Fork Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ben Bailey) first 6/20

Moffat County
++++Loudy Simpson Park
Caspian Tern (Jan Leonard) first 6/23

Montezuma County
++++Taylor Creek Road
Purple Martin (3) (Andy Boyce) first 6/19
Grace's Warbler (2) (Andy Boyce) first 6/18
++++Yellow Jacket Canyon
Lucy's Warbler (up to 6) (Sue Allerton/Glenn Walbek) (first 4/14) 3; last
6/11
Western Screech-Owl (Glenn Walbek) first 6/11
Black-throated Sparrow (4) (Votta/Walbek) (first 4/24) 6; last 6/11
Summer Tanager (Stevens & all/Walbek) (first 5/11) last 6/11

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (2) (Glenn Walbek/Jay Bolden) (first 6/11) last 6/24

Park County
++++Spinney Mountain
Mountain Plover
(1) --north of reservoir (CoBus groups) first 6/22

Pitkin County
++++Ruedi Reservoir
Williamson's Sapsucker (pair) --Chapman Dam Campgrounds (Art Dahl) first
6/24

San Miguel County
++++Naturita Creek
Black Phoebe (George & Kathey Steele/George Steele) (first 5/8) last 6/18

Teller County
++++Mueller State Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker (CoBus groups) last 6/22
Williamson's Sapsucker (CoBus groups) last 6/22
++++Crags Trail
Northern Pygmy-Owl (CoBus groups) first 6/21

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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