---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 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander
Buckley and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed
Woodpecker 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
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
---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 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’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
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
EL PASO COUNTY:
---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
---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
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).
---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
---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
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
---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 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---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 August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
---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 31 at
Mineral Palace Park, Van Trun reported singing Yellow-throated Warbler in
NW corner in a Sycamore tree.
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
---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.
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
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 gmail.com; 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 dfobirds.org.