Date: 8/6/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 6, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, August 6 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.

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (*El Paso, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*El Paso, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (Montrose, Weld)
Black Tern (*El Paso, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer, *Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *El Paso, Otero, San Miguel)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker Boulder, Gunnison, *Larimer, Ouray)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Fremont)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (*Morgan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder,Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, Gunnison)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite. On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley
Ecological Park, Linda Czarny reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron Shipe,
Peter 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
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

LARIMER COUNTY:
---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
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 6 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---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
Crossbill.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Mineral Palace Park, Van TruAn reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler in NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---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
Woodpecker.

WELD COUNTY:
---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
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.

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.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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