Date: 7/23/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 23, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 23 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.

Trumpeter Swan (*Archuleta)
Wood Duck (*Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (*Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (*Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Kiowa)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, *Kiowa)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, *Kiowa)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, *Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, *Logan, *Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, *Logan)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (*Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, *Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, *Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, *El Paso, Fremont)
Lucy’s Warbler (*Montezuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, *El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (*Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, *Kiowa, Las Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (*Logan, *Weld)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BACA COUNTY:
---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.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---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 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---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 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 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.

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

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---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
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

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.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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