---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.
---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
---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
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---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.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---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
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
---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
---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 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 16 on CR 42 (37.2903, -104.8377), Kara Carragher reported 2
Purple Martins and Dickcissel.
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---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 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
---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
---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 Saturday, July 22 will be to Staunton SP led by John
Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 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 comcast.net; 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 dfobirds.org.