Date: 6/30/17 4:58 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 30, 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: 6/29/2017
Adams (White Ibis, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Phoebe)
Arapahoe (Eastern Screech-Owl)
Bent (Piping Plover, Least Tern, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Bluebird)
Boulder (Black Phoebe, Bobolink)
Chaffee (Lewis's Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)
El Paso (Dickcissel)
Fremont (Dickcissel)
Grand (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Jefferson (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (Baird's Sparrow, Dickcissel, Bobolink, White-tailed Ptarmigan,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Brown-capped Rosy
Finch)
Mesa (Green Heron)
Montrose (Dusky Grouse)

FRONT RANGE AND NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Adams County
++++Clear Creek Valley Park
White Ibis (Zach Schiff/Tom Jenkins) (first 6/18) last 6/29
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Burrowing Owl (4, 2 locations) (Stevens:Kosten/Sam Ramirez) (first 3/31)
2; last 6/29
(new wildlife drive: north of mile 5 & near Havana & 88th Avenue)
Eastern Phoebe --64th avenue & Second Creek (Ramirez) last 6/29
Northern Mockingbird (Crystal Wilson/Karen Drozda) (first 6/16) last 6/27
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Eastern Phoebe --64th avenue & Second Creek (Tom Jenkins) last 6/27
Burrowing Owl (4, 2 locations) (Stevens:Kosten/Jenkins) (first 3/31) 2;
last 6/27
(new wildlife drive: north of mile 5 & near Havana & 88th Avenue)
Northern Mockingbird --Lake Ladora (Crystal Wilson/Karen Drozda) (first
6/16) last 6/27
++++Barr Lake
Barn Owl (Daryl Bernard:Colleen Vogler) last 6/26

Adams/Denver Counties
++++DIA Owl Loop
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Trussville Road & 114th Avenue (Michaels/Jenkins) (first 4/26) 2;
last 6/27
(3) --prairie dog town at W. Cargo Road & Third Creek (Stevens/Jenkins)
(first 3/15) last 6/27
(2) --Gun Club Road/south/CR 112 (Stevens/Jenkins) (first 5/5) last 6/27

Arapahoe County
++++Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve Area
Eastern Screech-Owl (Jared Del Rosso) last 6/29
(Highline Canal; Orchard Road to Preserve)
++++Eastern Arapahoe County
Northern Mockingbird (2) --CR 42 (Terry Michaels/Tom Jenkins) (first
5/13) last 6/28
Cassin's Kingbird --CR 42 (Stevens:Michaels/Jenkins) (first 5/6) last 6/28
(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/Jenkins) (first 5/6) last 6/28
Dickcissel
(2+) --north/Orchard Road & CR 129 (Michaels/Jenkins) (first 5/15) last
6/28
Burrowing Owl
(1) --CR 30, east of CR 149, just west of oil building
(Stevens:Kosten/Jenkins) (first 5/5) last 6/28

Boulder County
++++Crane Hollow Road
Black Phoebe (Waltman:Dowell/Carl Starace) (first 4/14) last 6/29
(at the bridge that crosses the creek between Hygiene and St. Vrain
Roads)
++++Boulder Open Space Office
Bobolink (2) --Field south of Boulder Road & Cherryvale (Christian
Nunes/Myron Gerhard) (first 5/11) 3; last 6/29
++++Baseline Road & 75th Street
Dickcissel (3) (Van Rudd) first (first 6/26) last 6/28
Bobolink (2) (Van Rudd) first 6/28
(field west of Deouglass Elementary School)
++++Devil's Backbone
Field Sparrow (Irene Fortune) first 6/28
++++Skunk Canyon Trails
Ovenbird (Matt Hofeditz/David Dowell) (first 5/16) last 6/28
++++Teller Lakes North Trails
Bobolink (2) (David Dowell/Lorraine Lanning) (first 6/21) 12; last 6/27
Dickcissel --1.0 miles/south/parking lot (Jessica Vance/Lanning) (first
6/17) 2; last 6/27
++++Gregory Canyon
Ovenbird (Peter Burke/Randall Siebert) (first 5/21) last 6/27
++++Boulder Creek/75th street area
Black Phoebe (Montgomery/Chris Thomas) (first 3/22) last 6/27
Dickcissel --east of turnoff to Walden Ponds (Van Rudd) first 6/26

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

El Paso County
++++Bear Creek Regional Park
Dickcissel (5) (Jim Nelson/Linda Hodges) (first 6/26) 4; last 6/29
(large field south of the community gardens, running from the power line
west to 21st Street)
++++Stratton Open Space
Ovenbird (3) --see map (Tanja Britton) first 6/28
++++Birdsall Road
Cassin's Sparrow (4) (Alan Versaw) first 6/27
Curve-billed Thrasher (2) (Versaw) first 6/27

Jefferson County
++++Stony Pass Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (6) --at Wigwam Creek (Loch Kilpatrick) 1; last 6/29

Larimer County
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (6) --see directions (Walter Wehtje:Erin Youngberg/Eric
Zawatski) (first 5/15) last 6/29
(Approximately 1/2 mile north of Pronghorn Loop & Plover Trail
intersection)
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Dickcissel (2) (Robert Beauchamp/Brad Biggerstaff) (first 6/16) 2; last
6/29
(Near the parking lot in first part of trail from Overland Drive)
Bobolink (up to 5) (Nick Komar/Biggerstaff) (first 5/8) 5; last 6/29
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
White-tailed Ptarmigan
--Rock Cut Trail (Marion Warren/Austin Hess) (first 6/5) 1; last 6/29
--Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Daryl Bernard) (first 6/5) 2; last
6/25
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(1) --Bear Lake (Austin Hess) last 6/29
(1) --Cub Lake (Steve Taylor) last 6/28
Williamson's Sapsucker
--Upper Beaver Meadows (Surya/Austin Hess) (first 5/26) 1; last 6/29
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(2) --Lava Cliff pullover (Warren/Bernard) (first 6/5) 1; last 6/29
(4) --Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Andy Keister) (first 6/5) 2; last
6/27
++++Rist Canyon
Northern Pygmy-Owl --see map (Stevens:Kosten/Nick Komar:Charles Kahr)
(first 2/3) last 6/28
++++Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (2) --see directions (Komar/Dan O'Donnell) (first 5/5) 1;
last 6/27
++++Dixon Reservoir
Northern Mockingbird (2) (Nate Fronk) first 6/27
++++Duck Lake
Marbled Godwit (Nick Komar) first 6/27

Pueblo County
++++Valco Ponds
Bell's Vireo --south/3rd pond (Brandon Percival) first 6/27
++++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
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(3) --CR 110/west/CR 390 (Carla Barbaro) (first 6/27) 6; last 6/28
(1) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Daryl Bernard/Barbaro) (first 6/23) 3; last
6/28
Dickcissel
(1) --CR 110/west/CR 390 (Carla Barbaro) first 6/27
Burrowing Owl
(2) --CR 96/east/CR 63 (Charles Kahr) last 6/26
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
++++Windsor Lake
Lesser Black-backed Gull (4) (Steve Mlodinow/Dennis Trujillo) (first
6/20) 3; last 6/26

SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO

Baca County
++++Cottonwood Canyon
Eastern Phoebe --Campgrounds/Carrizo Creek (Stevens:Michaels/JoAnn
Hackos) (first 3/1) last 6/26
++++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
++++John Martin Reservoir area
Piping Plover (Duane Nelson/Ira Sanders) (first 4/14) 2; last 6/29
(most in closed areas: contact Duane at least one day in advance to see?:
<dnelson1...>)
Least Tern (2) (Sanders) last 6/29
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --Lake Hasty Campgrounds (Sanders) first 6/29
Eastern Bluebird --Campgrounds (Sanders) last 6/29

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Logan County
++++Red Lion Wildlife Area
Upland Sandpiper (2) --Wildlife Area (Loch Kilpatrick) first 6/28
Upland Sandpiper (7) --Hwy 138/east/Crook (Kilpatrick) first 6/28
Willet (2) --Wildlife Area (Kilpatrick) first 6/28
Burrowing Owl (6) --Hwy 138/east/Crook (Kilpatrick) first 6/28
Bell's Vireo (3) --CR 95, see map (Kilpatrick) first 6/28
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --area 1West (Gwen Moore/Kilpatrick) (first 5/24) 1;
last 6/28
Eastern Screech-Owl (Kilpatrick) last 6/28
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male) (Kilpatrick) first 6/28
Red-bellied Woodpecker (up to 6) (Kilpatrick) 2; last 6/28
Eastern Bluebird (2) (Kilpatrick) last 6/28
Northern Cardinal (2) (Kilpatrick) last 6/28
Dickcissel (Walbek/Kilpatrick) (first 6/2) 2; last 6/28
Baltimore Oriole (1) (Kilpatrick) last 6/28
Eastern Wood-Pewee --area 1West (Mlodinow) (first 5/30) last 6/24

WESTERN COLORADO

Alamosa County
++++San Luis Valley Dickcissels
Dickcissel (8) --CC Road; east of 109 S (John Rawinski) (first 6/20) 14;
last 6/28
(fly between Alamosa & Conejos Counties)

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) --San Juan Riverwalk (Ben Bailey) 1; last 6/28

Chaffee County
++++County
Lewis's Woodpecker
(2) --Meadow Lane (Hagenlocher) first 6/29
(2) --Gunnison Avenue (Hagenlocher) last 6/29
(1) --Crossman Avenue/hwy 24 (Daryl Bernard) first 6/27
Pinyon Jay
(5) --Ruby Mt Campgrounds (Bert Frenz) first 6/29
(80) --hwy 24/south/CR 383 (Bernard) first 6/27
Dickcissel (5) --CR 175 (Jeff Witters) (first 6/20) 2; last 6/25
++++Buena Vista Overlook
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Daryl Bernard) last 6/27
++++Sands Lake Wildlife Area
Barrow's Goldeneye (8) (Gwen Moore/Daryl Bernard) (first 11/13) 1; last
6/27

Clear Creek County
++++Loveland Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (1) (Nick Komar) last 6/29
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) (Komar) last 6/29
++++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

Delta County
++++Hubbard Park
Purple Martin (2+) (Dennis Garrison) first 6/28
Williamson's Sapsucker --west of park (Garrison) first 6/28

Dolores County
++++Groundhog Reservoir
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (Andy Boyce) first 6/28

Fremont County
++++Canon City
Dickcissel (1) --15th Street/east/K Street (Setta Moss) first 6/29

Garfield County
++++Hanging Lake
Barrow's Goldeneye (3) (Daryl Bernard) first 6/27

Grand County
++++Colorado River Trail
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Andy Keister) first 6/29

Gunnison County
++++Gunnison County Roads
Acorn Woodpecker --CR 27 see website map (Paul Ode) first 6/28
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (5) --CR 38/north of CR 38A (CoBus groups) first
6/27
++++County Road 265
Purple Martin (4) (Dean Shoup) (first 5/26) 8; last 6/18

Jackson County
++++Lake John Wildlife Area
Common Loon (Hundertmark:Slingsby) first 6/26
++++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
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) (Lundblad/Carol Yakupcak) (first 6/25) last 6/28
Common Loon (Carl Lundblad) first 6/25
++++Wildcat Canyon
Lewis's Woodpecker (Glenn Walbek) first 6/10
Acorn Woodpecker (3) (Walbek) last 6/10

Mesa County
++++Connected Lakes State Park
Green Heron (Diane Trappett) first 6/29
++++33 Road South
Burrowing Owl (2 adult, 3 young) (Leon Thrumon) first 6/26
++++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
++++County Road 71 & 4/10 Road
Purple Martin (4) (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood/Mike Henwood) (first
6/17) 5; last 6/22

Moffat County
++++County Road 9
Sagebrush Sparrow (2) (Chip Clouse) first 6/26
++++Cedar Mountain
Pinyon Jay (up to 6) (Christian Nunes/Jan Leonard) first (first 6/2) last
6/25

Montezuma County
++++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

Montrose County
++++Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
Dusky Grouse (1) --Campgrounds (Laura Chain) last 6/29

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
6/24

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

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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