Date: 7/1/17 3:50 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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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: 6/30/2017
Adams (White Ibis, Eastern Phoebe, Burrowing Owl, Barn Owl)
Adams/Denver (Burrowing Owl)
Arapahoe (Willet, Marbled Godwit, Cassin's Kingbird, Dickcissel, Northern
Mockingbird)
Bent (Marbled Godwit, Least Tern)
Boulder (Bobolink, Black Swift, Williamson's Sapsucker)
Chaffee (Lewis's Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Conejos (Dickcissel)
Douglas (Dickcissel, Bobolink)
Huerfano (Purple Martin)
Jefferson (Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ovenbird)
La Plata (Black Swift)
Larimer (Bobolink, Dickcissel)
Otero (Dickcissel)
Pueblo (Cassin's Sparrow)
Rio Grande (Dickcissel)
Weld (Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl)

FRONT RANGE AND NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Adams County
++++Clear Creek Valley Park
White Ibis (Zach Schiff/Glenn Walbek) (first 6/18) last 6/30
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal Map
Eastern Phoebe --64th avenue & Second Creek (Tom Jenkins) last 6/30
Burrowing Owl (4, 2 locations) (Stevens:Kosten/Jenkins) (first 3/31) 2;
last 6/30
(new wildlife drive: north of mile 5 & near Havana & 88th Avenue)
++++Barr Lake
Barn Owl (Darla Anderson) last 6/30

Adams/Denver Counties
++++DIA Owl Loop
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Trussville Road & 114th Avenue (Michaels/Petrosky) (first 4/26) 2;
last 6/30
(3) --prairie dog town at W. Cargo Road & Third Creek (Stevens/Petrosky)
(first 3/15) last 6/30
(2) --Gun Club Road/south/CR 112 (Stevens/Petrosky) (first 5/5) last 6/30

Arapahoe County
++++Aurora Reservoir Area
Willet (12) (Tom Jenkins) first 6/30
Marbled Godwit (15) --scuba beach (Diane Roberts/Jenkins) first 6/30; 33;
last 6/30
Cassin's Kingbird --scuba beach & northeast (Petrosky:Davenport) first
6/30
Dickcissel --northeast of scuba beach (Petrosky:Davenport0 first 6/30
++++Eastern Arapahoe County
Northern Mockingbird (2) --CR 42 (Terry Michaels/Petrosky:Davenport)
(first 5/13) last 6/30
Cassin's Kingbird --CR 42 (Stevens:Michaels/Petrosky:Davenport) (first
5/6) last 6/30
(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/Petrosky:Davenport) (first 5/6)
last 6/30
(1) --Yale Avenue/just east/Smith Road (Petrosky:Davenport) first 6/30
Dickcissel
(2+) --north/Orchard Road & CR 129 (Michaels/Petrosky:Davenport) (first
5/15) last 6/30
(1+) --CR 30/just east/CR 129 (Petrosky:Davenport) first 6/30
(2) --Strasburg Road, 0.5 miles south/I70 (Stevens:Kosten) (first 6/13)
last 6/21
Burrowing Owl
(6) --CR 129, 0.7 miles south of Orchard Road (Petrosky:Davenport) first
6/30
(1) --CR 30, east of CR 149, just west of oil building
(Stevens:Kosten/Petrosky:Davenport) (first 5/5) last 6/30
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Willet (6) --swim beach (Diane Roberts) first 6/30
++++Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve Area
Eastern Screech-Owl (Jared Del Rosso) last 6/29
(Highline Canal; Orchard Road to Preserve)

Boulder County
++++Teller Lakes North Trails
Bobolink (2) (David Dowell/Willem Van Vliet) (first 6/21) 18; last 6/30
Dickcissel --1.0 miles/south/parking lot (Jessica Vance/Lanning) (first
6/17) 2; last 6/27
++++Wild Basin Section of Rocky Mountain National Park
Black Swift --on nest (Peter Gent) first 6/30
Williamson's Sapsucker --east of closure gate (Gent) first 6/30
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Ouzel Falls (Adam D'Onofrio) first 6/25
++++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
++++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
++++Greenland Open Space
Dickcissel (Gloria Nikolai) first 6/30
Bobolink (2) (Nikolai) first 6/30
++++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

Huerfano County
++++Aguilar
Purple Martin (pair) (Jim & Irene Thompson) first 6/30
(15 miles west of Aguilar; not really chasable, listed for records board)

Jefferson County
++++Stony Pass Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (6) --at Wigwam Creek (Frank Farrell) 5; last 6/30
Red-headed Woodpecker (2) (Frank Farrell) last 6/30
++++Deer Creek area
Ovenbird (2) --Highgrade Road, see map (Frank Farrell) last 6/30

Larimer County
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Bobolink (up to 5) (Nick Komar/Libby Edwards) (first 5/8) 5; last 6/30
Dickcissel (2) (Robert Beauchamp/Libby Edwards) (first 6/16) last 6/30
(Near the parking lot in first part of trail from Overland Drive)
++++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)
++++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

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
Mountain Plover
(7) --CR 100/west/CR 390 (Gary Lefko/Scott Fraser) (first 4/15) 2; last
6/30
(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
Burrowing Owl
(1) --CR 100/west/CR 390 (Lefko/Scott Fraser) (first 4/15) 1; last 6/30
(2) --CR 96/east/CR 63 (Charles Kahr) last 6/26
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

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
Marbled Godwit (1) (Ira Sanders) first 6/30
Least Tern (2) (Sanders) last 6/30
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...>)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --Lake Hasty Campgrounds (Sanders) first 6/29
Eastern Bluebird --Campgrounds (Sanders) last 6/29

Otero County
++++Old Bent's Fort
Dickcissel (4) --just east (Setta Moss) first 6/30
Least Bittern (Mlodinow) first 6/10
Black Rail (2) (Nick Moore/David Chaffin) (first 5/5) 2; last 6/7
++++Northwest of Lake Cheraw
Dickcissel (2) --CR jj.5/hwy 109 (Setta Moss) first 6/30

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

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
(1) --CR 350/west/hwy 385 (Hagenlocher) first 6/30
(1) --James Street (Hagenlocher) first 6/30
(2) --Meadow Lane (Hagenlocher) first 6/29
(2) --Gunnison Avenue (Hagenlocher) last 6/29
Pinyon Jay
(5) --Ruby Mt Campgrounds (Bert Frenz) (first 6/29) last 6/30
(80) --hwy 24/south/CR 383 (Bernard) first 6/27
Dickcissel (5) --CR 175 (Jeff Witters) (first 6/20) 2; last 6/25
++++Sands Lake Wildlife Area
Barrow's Goldeneye (8) (Gwen Moore/Patricia Henschen) (first 11/13) 1;
last 6/30

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
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

Conejos County
++++Highway 15
Dickcissel (6) --1.75 miles/west/Hwy 285 (Dave Hawksworth) first 6/30

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

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

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

La Plata County
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Black Swift (2) (Thomas Holub) reported 6/30
++++Vallecito Reservoir
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) (Lundblad/Carol Yakupcak) (first 6/25) last 6/28
++++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
++++Collbran Job Corp: PE Road
Least Flycatcher --see map (Mike Henwood/Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood)
(first 6/20) last 6/24

Moffat County
++++County Road 9
Sagebrush Sparrow (2) (Chip Clouse) first 6/26

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

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:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net

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