Date: 7/16/17 3:09 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: July 16, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 16 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Gunnison)
Dusky Grouse (Gunnison)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Huerfano)
Sandhill Crane (Larimer)
Semipalmated Plover (*El Paso)
Long-billed Curlew (El Paso, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Kiowa, Washington)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, *El Paso, Logan)
Laughing Gull (*Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Kiowa, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Gray Flycatcher (Huerfano)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Huerfano)
Gray Vireo (*Conejos)
Purple Martin (Montrose, San Miguel)
Junpier Titmouse (Huerfano)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Huerfano)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Huerfano)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Huerfano)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Jackson)
Lark Bunting (*Jackson)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Hepatic Tanager (Huerfano)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Logan, Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *Chaffee, Douglas, *El Paso, Kiowa, Logan, *Saguache)
Bobolink (Boulder)

---On July 8 at Brainard Lake, Bill Kaempfer and John Vanderpoel reported 3
Slate-colored Fox Sparrows and American Three-toed Woodpecker. On July 8
at Brainard Lake, Renee Casias reported Fox Sparrow and Indigo Bunting. On
July 11, Brynne Byran reported 2 Fox Sparrows at Brainard Lake.
---On July 9 at County Line Oxbow, Bill Kaempfer reported Solitary
Sandpiper which was N of Boulder Creek and W of County Line.
---On July 10 at N 63rd St at St Vrain Creek, Sue Riffe reported 2 Eastern
Phoebe on both sides of road.
---On July 10 at 65th and St Vrain Rd, Peter Gent reported Dickcissel in SE
---On July 11, Peter Gent reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at 75th St
Bridge over Boulder Creek.
---On July 11, Peter Gent reported Bobolink off Cherryvale near Boulder
Open Space office.
---On July 14 at Calpyso Cascades in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain NP, Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 2 Pacific Wrens.

---On July 14 on CR 128 near Poncha Springs, Christian Hagenlocher reported
2 singing male Dickcissels and David Orth-Moore reported one singing
Dickcissel. On July 15 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Brandon Percival
reported 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 15 at Sand Lake SWA in Salida, Brandon Percival reported m
Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On July 15 on Hwy 17 (37.0650,-106.2346) W of Antonito, Jan Allen
reported Gray Vireo.

---On July 10, Kevin Corwin reported singing male Dickcissel W of Spruce Mt
Road, 2 miles S of Larkspur.
---On July 13 at Chatfield SP, Norm Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe fledgling
near Kingfisher Bridge.

---On July 9 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

---On July 9, Cecile Lee reported Long-billed Curlew, pair of Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and Dickcissels at Ramah Reservoir SWA. On July 14 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Mel Goff reported Solitary Sandpiper and 3 Dickcissell on
south shore. On July 15 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported 5
Smeipalmated Plovers, Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 20 Dickcissels.
---On July 10, Chris Brobin reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finch at Pike’s Peak

---On July 12 in Gunnison National Forest outside of Crested Butte, Tracy
Hixon reported 2 White-tailed Ptarmigan and Dusky Grouse.

---On July 9, at Rouse Road, Luke Pheneger reported Bewick’s Wren, Cassin’s
Kingbird, Hepatic Tanager,
Gray Flycatcher, and Juniper Titmouse.
---On July 9 at Lathrop SP, Luke Pheneger reported Greater Roadrunner, 9
Juniper Titmice, Canyon Towhee, and Curve-billed Thrasher.

---On July 14 at 18 Island Reservoir, Beth Wolff reported 3 Lark Buntings
in hill N of reservoir and 6 Sagebrush Sparrows.

---On July 10 at Chatfield SP upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Eric Dinkel
reported 3 Eastern Phobe. Nest is above Women’s restroom.
---On July 11 at Stony Pass Road at Wigwam Creek, Phil Lyon reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On July 13 at Waterton Canyon from Waterton Rd to overhead pipes, Norm
Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe.

---On July 9 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 13 Dickcissels.
---On July 9 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Wood Ducks in
ditch on east side, 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Dickcissel.
---On July 9 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Long-billed Curlew and 2nd year Laughing Gull. On July 15 at Upper
Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton reported Laughing Gull and Caspian
Tern in eastern body of water (Lower Queens Lake).

---On July 10, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Field Sparrow at Devil’s
Backbone. It is a 45 minute hike from Devil’s Backbone Parking Area. Take
Wil Loop Trail to Hunter Loop Trail to highest point. Listen for song from
grassy swale on south side of trail.
---On July 14 on Terry Lake Rd between E CR 72 and E CR 76, Brandon Nooner
reported 5 Sandhill Cranes feeding in an agricultural field.

---On July 11 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Jack Bushong reported 3 Northern
Bobwhite, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 12 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Indigo Bunting, 2 Nothern Cardinal, 8 Field Sparrows, 8

---On July 8 at Carson Hole, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Grace’s Warblers. On July 11 at Carson Hole, Nic Korte reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers (1m, 2f).

---On July 8 on Last Dollar Road on first 2 miles from Hwy 52, Kent Nelson
reported 2 Purple Martins.

---On July 9, Tom Litteral reported a Lewis’s Woodpecker in downtown Yampa.

---On July 10 on CR X between CR 50 and CR 52, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Dickcissels in field on S side of road. On July 11 on CR X between CR 50
and CR 52, John and Bayard Cobb reported 17 Dickcissels. On July 15 on CR
X near Saguache Creek, John W Cobb reported 5 Dickcissels,

---On July 8 on Dave Wood Road 6 miles from junction with Hwy 42, Kent
Nelson reported several Purple Martins.

---On July 11 at Prewitt Reservoir, Jack Bushong reported Semipalmated

---On July 8 on Hwy 392 west of Windsor, Steve Mlodinow reported Caspian
---On July 9 at South Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Indigo Bunting.
---On July 11 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Caspian

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 16 will be to Riverside Cemetery/Platte
River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygudguy AT; 720-482-8454). Entrance
is at 5201 Brighton Blvd in Denver. Gates open at 0800. Will park on west
side of the office building. Will wander the paths of the cemetery and
check its wetlands and woodlands, then exit back gate to river. Will walk
along riverside path to Northside Park and Heron Pond Wildlife Refuge, then
retrace step back to cemetery. Basic restroom facilities are available in
a shed on the east side of the office building. Bring water, snacks, and
footwear for dirt or mud paths. Scopes optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, July 18 will be to Chatfield State Park led
by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659) Meet for
car-pooling at 0530 at the intersection of S Wadsworth and Deer Creek Rd.
Park on the north side of Deer Creek Rd which is just south of C-470.
State Parks pass or day pass required. Will pick 2-3 areas to explore on
foot, with about 4 miles total walking. Bring snacks and drinks in a day
pack. Wear footwear for hiking. Will encounter poison ivy. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, 21 July will be to Mt Evans area led by Lynn
Willcockson (Lynnliz2698 AT; 303-757-7000). Meet at 0800 at
Fillius Park shelter house. Take I-70 west to exit 252 to Evergreen
Parkway (Hwy 74(. Go 2.6 miles to first traffic light and turn right into
Fillius Park. Will arrange carpools for 10-mile drive towards Mt Evans.
Will take easy strolls, including echo Lake and Summit Lake. Dress for
Changeable weather. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Register
online or contact leader.

For more information on the field trips go to

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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