Date: 7/20/17 3:10 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: July 20, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 20 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.

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Gunnison)
Dusky Grouse (Gunnison, Summit)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Washington)
Sandhill Crane (Larimer)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Washington)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Logan, Washington)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa, Weld)
Black Tern (*El Paso)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa,
Logan, Washington)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Washington)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Gray Vireo (Conejos)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, Fremont)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Alamosa, Jackson)
Lark Bunting (Jackson, Summit)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Logan)
Dickcissel (Chaffee, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Kiowa, Logan, Saguache)

---On July 16 at Blanca Wetlands, Jeff Guy reported 3 Snowy Plovers and
Leah Dood and Daniel Tronto reported 5 Snowy Plovers and Sagebrush Sparrow.

---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

---On July 14 at Calpyso Cascades in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain NP, Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 2 Pacific Wrens.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.

---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 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen
reported 2 Dickcissels.
---On July 15 at Sand Lake SWA in Salida, Brandon Percival reported m
Barrow’s Goldeneye. On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported
Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.

---On July 16 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reorted by Bez
Bezuidenhout at Echo Lake.

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

---On July 13 at Chatfield SP, Norm Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe fledgling
near Kingfisher Bridge.
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.

---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 Semipalmated Plovers, Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker and 20 Dickcissels. On July 19 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker
and 4 Dickcissel.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.

---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

---On July 12 in Gunnison National Forest outside of Crested Butte, Tracy
Hixon reported 2 White-tailed Ptarmigan and Dusky Grouse.
---On July 15 and 16, Brandon Percival reported Gunnison Sage-Grouse in
areas S of town of Gunnison.

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

---On July 11 at Stony Pass Road at Wigwam Creek, Phil Lyon reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers. On July 16 at Stoney Pass Road, Norm Lewis and
Jerry Lewis reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On July 13 at Waterton Canyon from Waterton Rd to overhead pipes, Norm
Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.

---On July 15 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton reported
Laughing Gull and Caspian Tern in eastern body of water (Lower Queens
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens.

---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 16 on CR 42 (37.2903, -104.8377), Kara Carragher reported 2
Purple Martins and Dickcissel.

---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 11 at Carson Hole, Nic Korte reported 3 Grace’s Warblers (1m, 2f)

---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.

---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 16 on Shrine Pass Road, Van Remsen reported 3 Dusky Grouse and
Lark Bunting.

---On July 11 at Prewitt Reservoir, Jack Bushong reported Semipalmated
Sandpiper. On July 16 at Preweitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 7 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Great Crested Flycatcher.

---On July 11 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Caspian
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

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.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 22 will be to Staunton SP led by John
Breitsch (jbreitsch AT; 303-588-0552). Directions: Take US
285 south to Shaffers Crossing, about 5 miles west of Conifer. Turn north
on Elk Creek Road and follow signs 1.5 miles to park entrance. State Parks
pass or day pass required.
Will meet at 0730 at Mason Creek parking lot of Staunton SP. After the
entrance station, take an immediate right and go a short distance south.
Mason Creek Trail is a moderate level hike with some steep includes. Will
hike about 2-4 miles. Bring binoculars, water, hat sunscreen, bug
repellent, snacks, and sturdy hiking shoes. Register online or contact
Optional earlier hike at Reynolds Park 0500 meeting time. From Hwy 73
in Conifer, travel south on US 285 South for 0.3 miles, take slight right
onto Kennedy Gulch Rd for 01. Mi. take the first left toward
S. Foxton Rd. Turn left onto S Foxton Rd (Hwy 94) for 5.6 miles to
Reynolds park. There are steep, narrow trails. We will take a loop route
up to the top and back. This portion is strenuous.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 23 will be to Morrison Nature Center at
Star K Ranch led by A>J. Gest (offsetaj AT; 303-994-2420).
Directions: Meet at 0800. Center is located south of I-70 on Smith Road
between Chambers. Address 16002 E. Smith Road. Bring snacks, water, and
binoculars; scopes are optional. Portable toilets on site. Register
online or contact leader.

For more information on the field trips go to

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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