Date: 8/12/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 12, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, August 12 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)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (Gunnison)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Montrose, Rio Blanco, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Tern (Adams)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Larimer, Routt)
Least Flycatcher (*Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder,Mesa)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Jackson, Kiowa, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Linda Czarny
reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---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.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

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 August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semiplamated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel.
On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4 Black Terns.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David Wade heard
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---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 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper.

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.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

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.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Terns.

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.
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. 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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