Date: 7/31/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: July 31, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 31 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 (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (*Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (*Boulder)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Jackson)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren ((Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Lark Bunting (*Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Jackson, *Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite.

---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
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.

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

---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported

---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 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---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 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed

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

---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported

---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s

---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 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

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

---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

For more information on the field trips go to

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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