Date: 7/28/17 3:10 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: July 28, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 28 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)
Bufflehead (*Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (*Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
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)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

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

---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

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

---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
---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. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s

---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 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser

---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

---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 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported

---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels. On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri
Phillips reported Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and
Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6
Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels (2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---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
---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. On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja
Britton reported Mississippi Kite
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

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

---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)

---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported

---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.

---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead. On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick
Komar reported f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern

---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

---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.

---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 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

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

---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

---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).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

For more information on the field trips go to

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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