Date: 7/15/17 3:14 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 15, 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: 7/14/2017
Adams (Burrowing Owl)
Arapahoe (Upland Sandpiper, Northern Mockingbird, Cassin's Kingbird,
Burrowing Owl)
Chaffee (Dickcissel)
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)
Eagle (Lewis's Woodpecker)
El Paso (Cassin's Sparrow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Dickcissel, Ovenbird)
Jackson (Willet, Sage Thrasher, Sagebrush Sparrow)
Larimer (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
San Miguel (Lewis's Woodpecker, Purple Martin)
Weld (Mountain Plover, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Burrowing Owl)

NOTE: Partial results of the CoBus Groups Western Slope bird breeding
survey have been added to RBA.
Full lists are on website. Members of the CoBus Groups are listed on the
CoBus Trip Blog as individual groups change daily.

FRONT RANGE AND NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Adams County
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Burrowing Owl (4, 2 locations) (Stevens:Kosten/Tom Jenkins) (first 3/31)
last 7/14
(new wildlife drive: north of mile 5 & near Havana & 88th Avenue)
Eastern Phoebe --64th avenue & Second Creek (Tom Jenkins) last 6/30

Adams/Denver Counties
++++DIA Owl Loop
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Gun Club Road/south/CR 112 (Stevens/Donald Kautz) (first 5/5) last
7/13
(2) --Trussville Road & 114th Avenue (Michaels/Miller:Davenport) (first
4/26) 1; last 7/11
(3) --prairie dog town at W. Cargo Road & Third Creek
(Stevens/Miller:Davenport) (first 3/15) 2; last 7/11

Arapahoe County
++++Eastern Arapahoe County
Upland Sandpiper (Tom Jenkins) (first 7/7) last 7/14
(--CR 30, 0.9 miles west of South Lookout Hill Street)
Northern Mockingbird (2) --CR 42 (Terry Michaels/Tom Jenkins) (first
5/13) last 7/14
Cassin's Kingbird --CR 42 (Stevens:Michaels/Tom Jenkins) (first 5/6) last
7/14
(CR 42 birds at hill cut approx. 1.0 miles east of CR 161)
Burrowing Owl
(6) --CR 129, 0.7 miles south of Orchard Road
(Petrosky:Davenport/Jenkins) (first 6/30) last 7/14
(1) --CR 30, east of CR 149, just west of oil building
(Stevens:Kosten/Jenkins) (first 5/5) last 7/14
Dickcissel
(2) --across from 1955 CR 157(Strasburg Rd) (Tom Jenkins) first 7/14

Boulder County
++++Wild Basin Section of Rocky Mountain National Park
Black Swift
(1) --Camper Cutoff to Bluebird Lake Trail (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 7/14
(1)--on nest at Falls (Peter Gent) first 6/30
++++Boulder Open Space Office
Bobolink (2) --Field south of Boulder Road & Cherryvale (Nunes/Will
Anderson) (first 5/11) 8; last 7/12
++++Eldorado Mountain Open Space
Ovenbird (Christian Nunes) first 7/12
++++Boulder Creek/75th street & Area
Black Phoebe (Montgomery/Peter Gent) (first 3/22) last 7/11
Eastern Phoebe (Warren/Peter Gent) (first 4/16) last 7/11
++++Longs Peak Trail
White-tailed Ptarmigan (9) --treeline to keyhole (Jacob Drucker) last 7/11
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (13) --near summit (Jacob Drucker) first 7/11
(Anyone up for a long hike up to 9 miles, then climb Longs Peak)
++++Brainard Lake Area
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Dean Colprit/Brynne Byran) (first 6/23) 2;
last 7/11
++++St. Vrain Creek at 63rd Street
Eastern Phoebe (2) (Sue Riffe) last 7/10
Dickcissel (2) --north of Hygiene Road (Sue Riffe) first 7/10
++++65th Street & St. Vrain Road
Dickcissel (1+) --southeast corner (Peter Gent) first 7/10

Douglas County
++++Greenland Open Space & Spruce Mountain Open Space
Dickcissel --Spruce Meadows Road (Christine Alexander/Kevin Corwin)
(first 7/2) 1; last 7/11
++++Blodgett Peak Open Space
Ovenbird (2) (David Tonnessen) (first 5/26) 1; last 7/11

El Paso County
++++Squirrel Creek Road Area
Cassin's Sparrow
(3) --see map(Bezuidenhout/David Tonnessen) (first 5/6) 13; last 7/14
(2) --Bar 10 Road (David Tonnessen) (first 5/13) 14; last 7/14
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Red-headed Woodpecker (Versaw/Goff) (first 6/21) 2; last 7/14
Dickcissel (3) (Robb Hinds/Goff) (first 6/24) last 7/14
++++Ute Valley Park
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Cathy Bondy) 2; last 7/14
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ovenbird (15) (Deborah Barnes/Dan & Cheryl Hubbard) (first 5/13) 1; last
7/14
Dickcissel (2) (Dan & Cheryl Hubbard/Versaw) (first 6/23) last 7/13
++++Hanover Road and area
Northern Mockingbird (Tanja Britton) 4; last 7/11

Huerfano County
++++Santa Clara Creek
Hepatic Tanager (Wood:Barry/Luke & Tracy Pheneger) (first 5/13) 2; last
7/9

Jefferson County
++++Waterton Canyon
Eastern Phoebe --up to overhead pipes (Norm Lewis) first 7/13
++++Deer Creek area
Ovenbird (1) --Highgrade Road, see map (Frank Farrell) last 7/12
++++Stony Pass Road
Lewis's Woodpecker --at Wigwam Creek (Phil Lyon) 4; last 7/11
Red-headed Woodpecker --at Wigwam Creek (Phil Lyon) 2; last 7/11

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++++Chatfield Reservoir area
Least Flycatcher --upstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Gwen Moore) 4; last 7/12
Eastern Phoebe (3) --upstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Eric Dinkel) last 7/10

Las Animas County
++++Purgatory River Trail, Trinidad
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Bill Lisowsky) first 7/11

Larimer County
++++Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (up to 5) (Komar/Dan O'Donnell) (first 5/5) 2 adult; last
7/14

++++Rocky Mountain National Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(1) --Endovalley (Tony Moline) last 7/14
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(2) --Lava Cliff pullover (Warren/Tony Moline) (first 6/5) last 7/13
White-tailed Ptarmigan
--Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Betty Fenton) (first 6/5) 2; last
7/12
Williamson's Sapsucker
(3)--Upper Beaver Meadows (Surya/Jean Olson) (first 5/26) 1; last 7/11
++++Lily Lake
Williamson's Sapsucker (Dan O'Donnell/Tony Moline) (first 4/6) 2; last
7/13
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Bobolink (5) (Nick Komar/Alexander Keyel) (first 5/8) 10; last 7/11
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (6) --see directions (Walter Wehtje:Erin Youngberg/Jean
Olson) (first 5/15) 1; last 7/8
(Approximately 1/2 mile north of Pronghorn Loop & Plover Trail
intersection)

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Mountain Plover
(7) --CR 100/west/CR 390 & CR 99 (Gary Lefko/Jennie Duberstein) (first
4/15) 3; last 7/14
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(1) --CR 114/just west/CR 69 (Duberstein) last 7/14
(4) --CR 45, btw CR 122/CR 114 (Amber Carver/Bez Bezuidenhout) (first
6/11) 1; last 7/9
Burrowing Owl
--CR 100/west/CR 390 & CR 99 (Lefko/Duberstein) (first 4/15) 10; last 7/14
(5) --CR 73/north/CR 110 (Jared Kidder/Tony Moline) (first 6/1) 1; last
7/12
++++Lower Latham Reservoir
Caspian Tern (Steve Mlodinow) first 7/11
++++Union Reservoir
Dickcissel (Mlodinow) first 7/11
++++Interstate 25 Frontage Road
Dickcissel --north of CR 38 (Ira Sanders) first 7/10

SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO

Bent County
++++Blue Lake
Snowy Plover (1) (Mlodinow/Sean Walters) first 7/9
Piping Plover (2) (Steve Mlodinow/Walters) (first 6/4) 16; reported 7/9
Least Tern (4) (Mlodinow/Walters) (first 6/4) last 7/9
Dickcissel (13) (Mlodinow/Walters) first 7/9

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO

Kit Carson County
++++Burlington
Mississippi Kite
(10) --Parmer Park (Scott Severs) first 7/13
(2) (1852–1898 Rose Avenue) (Scott Severs0 first 7/10

Logan County
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --area 1West (Gwen Moore/Jack & Ryan Bushong) (first
5/24) 7/11
Northern Cardinal (Bushong) 3; last 7/11
Dickcissel (Walbek/Bushong) (first 6/2) last 7/11
Field Sparrow (Bushong) 8; last 7/11
Red-eyed Vireo (Walbek/Bushong) (first 6/2) last 7/11
Indigo Bunting (3) (Bushong) first 7/11

WESTERN COLORADO

Alamosa County
++++Lake Como
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Richard Trinkner) first 7/12

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker
(4) --San Juan Riverwalk (Ben Bailey) last 7/13
(1) --Yamaguchi Trail (Ben Bailey) first 7/13
(2) --North 5th & Loma (Byron Greco) (first 4/18) 3; last 7/12
++++Pinon Lake Reservoir
NOTE: the Trumpeter Swan here is considered a tame bird

Chaffee County
++++CR 128/Poncha Springs
Dickcissel (2) (Christian Hagenlocher) first 7/14
++++County
Lewis's Woodpecker
(1) --Gunnison Avenue (Hagenlocher) last 7/9
(2) --315-349 Pleasant Ave (Christian Hagenlocher) last 7/9
(3) --Hwy 285/south/CR 162 (Richard Hasegawa) first 7/8
++++Monarch Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(2) --see map, Gunnison Cty (Suzanne Detwiler) last 7/8
(3) --pullover area & north (Detwiler) last 7/8

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
Barrow's Goldeneye (2+) --Echo Lake (Dave King/Ginny Bergstrom) (first
5/11) 9; last 7/14
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --north side/Summit Lake (Michaels & all/Leo
Edson) (first 6/12) last 7/14
White-tailed Ptarmigan --east of Summit Lake (Michaels & all/Jenkins)
(first 6/12) last 7/9
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Campgrounds (Dave King/Jenkins) (first
6/11) last 7/9
++++Cloudland Picnic Ground
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Hwy 103 (Myron Gerhard/Chuck Aid) (first
7/11) last 7/13
++++Guanella Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Silver Dollar Trail (Frank Farrell) last
7/9

Costilla County
++++Smith Reservoir
Dickcissel (2) --CR 12/ approx. 0.5 miles/north of northern entrance
(John Rawinksi) first 7/6

Delta County
++++Grand Mesa South (see Mesa Cty)
Purple Martin (2) --Little Bear Campgrounds (CoBus Groups) first 7/12
American Three-toed Woodpecker --north of Visitor's Center (CoBus Groups)
last 7/12
White-winged Crossbill (2) --0.7 miles/east/Visitor's Center (CoBus
Groups) first 7/12
Dusky Grouse (3) (CoBus Groups) first 7/12
Boreal Owl (2) --north/Visitor's Center (CoBus Groups) first 7/12
Boreal Owl (2) --Grand Mesa Lodge (CoBus Groups) last 7/11

Eagle County
++++Basalt Wildlife Area
Lewis's Woodpecker (Michael Emenaker) (first 6/15) last 7/14
++++Gypsum Ponds area
Least Flycatcher (JoAnn Riggle) (first 5/23) again 7/9

Fremont County
++++Highway 120
Black Phoebe --see map (Rich Miller) first 7/13
Greater Roadrunner --see map (Rich Miller) first 7/13
++++Holcim Wetlands
Green Heron --view from hwy only (Rich Miller) first 7/13

Garfield County
++++Rifle
Pinyon Jay (35) --Sportman's Club (Carol Ortenzio) (first 7/2) 18; last
7/11

Grand County
++++Grand Lake
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Adams Falls Trail (Mark Land) first
7/12

Gunnison County
++++Gunnison County Roads
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (5) --CR 38/north of CR 38A
(Stevens:Michaels/Suzanne Detwiler) (first 6/25) 3; last 7/8

Jackson County
++++Eighteen Islands Reservoir
Willet (Beth Wolff) last 7/14
Sage Thrasher (3) (Wolff) last 7/14
Sagebrush Sparrow (6) (Wolff) first 7/14

La Plata County
++++Durango Trail to Junction Creek
Grace's Warbler (2) (Susan Allerton) first 7/12
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Elyse Klingener) 4; last 7/12
++++Wildcat Canyon
Acorn Woodpecker (Susan Allerton) 3; last 7/7

Mesa County
++++Cameo/Coal Canyon
Chukar (2) Stevens & all/CoBus Groups) (first 3/3) 5; last 7/11
Black-throated Sparrow (2) (Hansen:Gabriel:Pitts/CoBus Groups) (first
4/4) 6+; last 7/11
Sagebrush Sparrow (Christine Alexander/CoBus Groups) (first 5/26) 2; last
7/11
++++Collbran Job Corp: PE Road
Least Flycatcher --see map (Mike Henwood/CoBus Groups) (first 6/20) last
7/11
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
MESA COUNTY (below)
Grace's Warbler
(2) --Carson Hole (Woodward:Harwood/Nic Korte) (first 5/27) 3; last 7/11
(1) --Jack's Canyon (Ron Lambeth/CoBus Groups) (first 5/29) 2; last 7/9
(2) --Telephone Trail (Drucker/CoBus Groups) (first 5/4) 2; last 7/9
(4) --Thimble Point Road (Henwood:Sabo) first 7/5
Lewis's Woodpecker
(2) --Divide Forks Campgrounds (CoBus Groups) first 7/9
Flammulated Owl
(2) --Telephone Trail (CoBus Groups) last 7/9
(2) --Jack's Canyon (CoBus Groups) last 7/9
Boreal Owl
(2) --undisclosed (CoBus Groups) first 7/9
Purple Martin
(3) --see map (Woodward:Harwood/CoBus Groups) (first 7/8) 1; last 7/9
Williamson's Sapsucker
(2) --Telephone Trail (Mike Henwood) last 6/16
MONTROSE COUNTY (below)
Flammulated Owl (2) --Windy Point (COBus Groups) first 7/8
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) --Windy Point (CoBus Groups) first 7/8
Purple Martin (2) --Columbine Pass (CoBus Groups) first 7/8
Dusky Grouse (3) --Columbine Pass (CoBus Groups) first 7/8
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Columbine Pass (CoBus Groups) first
7/8
Black Swift --CR 90/east/Divide Rd (Jason St. Pierre/CoBus Groups) (first
6/15) last 7/8
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) --25 Mesa Road (CoBus Groups) first 7/8
++++Brewster Ridge area
Sagebrush Sparrow --CR 4/7+ miles/north/S road (CoBus Groups) last 7/10
Long-eared Owl --Bar X wash (CoBus Groups) last 7/10
++++Douglas Pass
Northern Saw-whet Owl (CoBus Groups) first 7/10
Flammulated Owl (3) (CoBus Groups) first 7/10
++++Colorado National Monument
Gray Vireo (2) --Devil's Kitchen (CoBus Groups) last 7/10
Black-throated Sparrow (10) --Devil's Kitchen (CoBus Groups) last 7/10

Mineral County
++++Wolf Creek Pass Area
Black Swift (5) --Treasure Falls (CoBus Groups) first 6/29

Montezuma County
++++Sand Canyon Trail
Pinyon Jay (3) (Boyce/Nathan Goldberg) (first 6/10) 80; last 7/12
Black-throated Sparrow (4) (Nathan Goldberg) last 7/12

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (2) (Glenn Walbek/Chris Owens) (first 6/11) 4; last 7/11

Routt County
++++Yampa
Lewis's Woodpecker (Tom Litteral) first 7/9

San Miguel County
++++Forest Road 611 (Snow Creek)
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (George Steele) first 7/14
Purple Martin (2) (George Steele) first 7/14

Saguache County
++++Saguache County Road X
Dickcissel (2+) (Kathy Mihm-Dunning/John & Bayard Cobb) (first 7/10) 17;
last 7/11
(--btw CR 50 & CR 52)
++++CR 49
Dickcissel (3) --north of CR E (Hawksworth) first 7/3

Summit County
++++Hoosier Pass trail
White-winged Crossbill --west side (Jacob Socolar) reported 7/4

Good Birding!

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Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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