Date: 6/26/17 4:42 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 26, 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!
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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: 6/25/2017
Adams (White Ibis, Barn Owl, Northern Mockingbird, Cassin's Sparrow)
Arapahoe (Eastern Screech-Owl)
Archuleta (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Boulder (Northern Cardinal, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Ovenbird, Black Phoebe,
American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Chaffee (Pinyon Jay, Dickcissel)
Dolores (Yellow-billed Loon)
Douglas (Ovenbird, Bobolink, Eastern Phoebe)
Eagle (Dusky Grouse)
El Paso (Ovenbird, Dickcissel, Northern Mockingbird, Cassin's Sparrow)
El Paso/Pueblo (Northern Mockingbird, Red-headed Woodpecker)
Garfield (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Gunnison (Gunnison Sage-Grouse)
Kiowa (Burrowing Owl)
La Plata (Common Loon, Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (Baird's Sparrow, Dickcissel, Bobolink, White-tailed Ptarmigan,
Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Burrowing Owl)
Mesa (Pinyon Jay, Sagebrush Sparrow)
Moffat (Pinyon Jay)
Montrose (Dusky Grouse)
Ouray (Black Swift, Black Phoebe)
Pueblo (Eastern Phoebe)
San Juan (Black Swift)
Weld (Long-billed Curlew)


Adams County
++++Clear Creek Valley Park
White Ibis (Zach Schiff/Jay & Jean Harrison) (first 6/18) last 6/25
(Also search: Lake Sangraco, east side of Lowell Blvd, east of Clear
Creek Valley Park)
++++Barr Lake
Barn Owl (Steve Hebert) last 6/25
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Northern Mockingbird (Crystal Wilson/Mario Montealegre) (first 6/16) last
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)
++++Sage Creek Park
Cassin's Sparrow (Kim Mauritz) reported 6/25

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
++++Dekoevand Park
Eastern Screech-Owl (Jared Del Rosso) last 6/25
++++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
(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
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
++++Four Mile Canyon Creek
Northern Cardinal --just east of 28th Street; a.k.a Hwy 36 (Andrew Hicks)
first 6/25
++++Teller Lakes North Trails
Dickcissel --1.0 miles/south/parking lot (Jessica Vance/Matt Hofeditz)
(first 6/17) 10; last 6/25
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/Gwen Moore) (first 5/11) 2; last 6/25
Dickcissel (Nunes/G. Moore) first (first 6/21) last 6/25
++++Skunk Canyon Trails
Ovenbird (Matt Hofeditz/Andy Keister) (first 5/16) 2; last 6/25
++++Prince Lake #2
Dickcissel (3) --along 111th Street (Bob Spencer) first 6/25
++++Boulder Creek/75th street
Black Phoebe (Montgomery/Megan Jones:Mike Patterson) (first 3/22) last
++++Wild Basin Section of Rocky Mountain National Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Ouzel Falls (Adam D'Onofrio) first 6/25
++++Teller Lakes South Trails
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --north of Arapahoe Road (Jack & Ryan Bushong) first
++++St. Vrain Creek at 63rd Street
Cordilleran Flycatcher (David Waltman) first 6/23
Red-eyed Vireo (Ted Floyd) first 6/23

Douglas County
++++Castlewood Canyon State Park
Ovenbird --Inner Canyon/Lake Gulch (Stevens/Kosten:Ehlmann) (first 5/15)
last 6/25
Bobolink --south of Winkler Ranch entrance (Stevens/Kosten:Ehlmann)
(first 5/15) 6; last 6/25
++++Walker Gravel Pit
Eastern Phoebe --hwy 86 to footbridge & north (Urling
Kingery/Kosten:Ehlmann) (first 3/21) again 6/25
++++Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space
Ovenbird (Diana Beatty) first 6/21

El Paso County
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ovenbird (15) (Deborah Barnes/Tanja Britton) (first 5/13) 3; last 6/25
Dickcissel (2) (Dan & Cheryl Hubbard/Britton) (first 6/23) last 6/25
Latest: on Talon just over the bridge from the Limekiln Trailhead before
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Debbie Barnes-Shankster) first 6/24
(on Upper Blackmer just after the north turnoff for Cougar Shadows)
++++Hanover Road and area
Northern Mockingbird (7) (JoAnn Hackos) last 6/25
Cassin's Sparrow (Hackos) first 6/25
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Marbled Godwit (Robb Hinds) first 6/24

El Paso/Pueblo Counties
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Northern Mockingbird --HQ (Hundertmark/JoAnn Hackos) (first 6/15) 7; last
Red-headed Woodpecker --HQ (Hackos) last 6/25
(Above: Pueblo County)

Jefferson County
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (2) (Richard Stevens/Lorraine Lanning) (first
3/10) 1; last 6/23

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/Guarente) (first 5/15) 3; last 6/25
(Approximately 1/2 mile north of Pronghorn Loop & Plover Trail
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Dickcissel (2) (Robert Beauchamp/Walter Wehtje) (first 6/16) 3; last 6/25
Bobolink (up to 5) (Nick Komar/Wehtje) (first 5/8) 1; last 6/25
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
White-tailed Ptarmigan
--Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Daryl Bernard) (first 6/5) 2; last
--Rock Cut Trail (Marion Warren/Nick Komar) (first 6/5) 1; last 6/25
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(4) --Rock Cut pullover (Kara Carragher/Steve Taylor) (first 6/4) 6; last
(2) --Lava Cliff pullover (Warren/Bernard) (first 6/5) 5; last 6/25
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(2) --Hidden Valley (Annette Mathes/Nathan Senner) (first 6/16) last 6/22
++++Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (2) --see directions (Komar/Matt Webster) (first 5/5) 1;
last 6/25
++++Boxelder Creek at CR 19 area
(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)
++++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

Pueblo County
++++Valco Ponds
Eastern Phoebe (3) (Mark Yaeger) (first 6/18) 1; last 6/25
++++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
Long-billed Curlew
(10) --CR 51/south/CR 100 (Deidre Asbjorn) reported 6/25
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
(7) --CR 100/west/CR 390 (Gary Lefko/Shaun Robson) (first 4/15) 5; last
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
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
(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
Sharp-tailed Grouse(Re-introduced Birds, Plains subspecies)
(4) --CR 111/south/CR 128 (Nick Komar) first 6/24


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

Kiowa County
++++Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Burrowing Owl (2) (Brad Warrick) first 6/25


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


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

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) --San Juan Riverwalk (Ben Bailey) 2; last 6/25

Chaffee Count
Dickcissel (5) --CR 175 (Jeff Witters) (first 6/20) 2; last 6/25
++++CR 371
Pinyon Jay (10) (Ali Warren) first 6/25

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

Dolores County
++++Groundhog Reservoir
Yellow-billed Loon (immature) (Jim Beatty) reported 6/25

Eagle County
++++County Road 122
Dusky Grouse (3) --Upper Cattle Creek Road (Michael Emenaker) first 6/25
++++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

Garfield County
++++County Road 241
Lewis's Woodpecker (3) (John Drummond) first 6/25

Gunnison County
++++Gunnison County Roads
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (5) --CR 38/north of CR 38A (Stevens:Michaels) first
++++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
++++Vallecito Reservoir
Common Loon (Carl Lundblad) first 6/25
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) (Lundblad) first 6/25
++++Wildcat Canyon
Lewis's Woodpecker (Glenn Walbek) first 6/10
Acorn Woodpecker (3) (Walbek) last 6/10

Mesa County
++++Brewster Ridge area
Pinyon Jay (5) (Woodward/Art Hudak) (first 5/29) 70; last 6/25
Sagebrush Sparrow (1) --Bar X wash (Diane Trappett/Hudak) (first 5/1) 3;
last 6/25
Long-billed Curlew (1) --Bar X wash (Vollmar/David Swain) last 6/22
++++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

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
++++Cedar Mountain
Pinyon Jay (up to 6) (Christian Nunes/Jan Leonard) first (first 6/2) last
++++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
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

Montrose County
++++Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
Dusky Grouse --Oak Flats Trail (Bill Kaempfer) first 6/25

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (2) (Glenn Walbek/Melissa Siders) (first 6/11) last 6/25
++++Billy Creek Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe (Kent Nelson) (first 5/6) last 6/25

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

San Juan County
++++County Road 31
Black Swift (3) (Jon Horn) first 6/25

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

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