Date: 10/12/17 3:32 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 October 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: October 12, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, October 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.

Tundra Swan (El Paso)
Surf Scoter (Las Animas)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder)
Sandhill Cranes (*Baca, Boulder, El Paso, *Lincoln, Montrose)
Black-bellied Plover (Boulder, *Larimer, Park, Washington)
American Golden-Plover (Adams, Kiowa, Park, Washington)
Semipalmated Plover (Summit)
Mountain Plover (Baca)
Red Knot (Kiowa)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Washington)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Larimer)
Red-necked Phalarope (Dolores)
Red Phalarope (Boulder, Jefferson)
Jaeger Species (Adams)
Parasitic Jaeger (Las Animas)
Long-tailed Jaeger (*Pueblo)
Sabine’s Gull (Arapahoe, *Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Caspian Tern (Washington)
Pacific Loon (Moffat)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Grand, *Moffat)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Montrose)
Least Flycatcher (El Paso)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder, Weld)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Montrose)
Cassin’s Kingbird widespread in Colorado in recent weeks, eg, (Douglas, El
Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso)
Tennessee Warbler (El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (Adams, La Plata, Pueblo)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe)
Pine Warbler (Denver)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Montrose)
Lark Sparrow (Clear Creek)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Douglas, *Montrose)
Fox Sparrow (La Plata, *Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, Montezuma)
Summer Tanager (El Paso)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On October 3 Norm Lewis and Brian Johnson reported 2 American
Golden-Plovers at Barr Lake SP.
---On October 3 Norm Lewis reported a distant Jaeger near the nature cenyer
at Barr Lake Sp.
---On October 4 Meterdith McBurney Banded a Nashville Warbler at Barr Lake
SP.
---On October 6 John Breitsch reported a Broad-winged Hawk at First Creek
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On October 7 Jonelle Balais and Bruce Cyganowski reported a Sabine’s
Gull at Cherry Creek SP. On October 10 Bob Righter reported an imm
Sabine’s Gull next to the dam on the west side of Cherry Creek SP.
---On October 7 Art Hudak reported a Palm Warbler (Western) from Centennial
Park.

BACA COUNTY:
---On October 10 near Pritchett, Jim Dennis reported 10 Sandhill Cranes.
On October 11 Jim Dennis reported 60 Sandhill Cranes near Pritchett.
---On October 10 near Walsh, Janeal Thompson reported 102 Mountain Plover
in a field being drilled with wheat.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On September 27 David Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe and Black-bellied
Plover at Terry Lake. Both birds
Continued through October 3.
---On October 1 Nunes reported an imm Red Phalarope at Lagerman Reservoir,
also seen by Bill Kaempfer and Aaron Yappert and on October 3 by Mark
Minner-lee.
---On October 6 Bill Kaempfer reported a Broad-winged Hawk at Green
Mountain Cemetery.
---On October 8 Luke Pheneger reported fly over juv Broad-winged Hawk, 20+
Sandhill Cranes, and juv While-throated Sparrow at Golden Ponds in Longmont.
---On October 11 Ryan Bushong reported Eastern Phoebe at Warembourgh Open
Space in Louisville.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On October 3 Roger Linfield reported Lark Sparrow in Empire Town Park.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On October 8 Chris Brobin reported Broad-winged Hawk at DIA.
---On October 9 Doug Kibbe reported Pine Warbler at Fort Logan National
Cemetery.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On October 7 Erik Henderickson reported 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Glade
Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On October 5 Bart Deferme reported Palm Warbler near Castlewood Canyon
SP, at the corner of Willow Lake Dr and Caslewood Canyon Rd.
---On October 5 Bea Weaver reported Broad-winged Hawk at Castlewood Canyon
SP.
---On October 10 at Chatfield SP Model Airplane Field, Dale Pate reported
Sagebrush Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On October 2 Jim Merritt reported Summer Tanager at Ramah Reservoir
SWA. It was seen again on October 3 by MaryLynne and Alan Ketcham.
---On October 7 Steve Brown reported a Tundra Swan at Clear Spring Ranch.
---On October Kiki Widjaja reported a Tennessee Warbler just north of Chico
Basin Ranch, on the S Peyton Hwy, just south of Loop Rd.
---On October 8 John Bruder reported 3 fly over Sandhill Cranes on Santa Fe
Trail.
---On October 6 Aaron Yappert reported a Least Flycatcher was banded at
Chico Basin Ranch.
---On October 7 Steve Getty reported 1st- year light phase Broad-winged
Hawk.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On October 8 Steve Weston reported Broad-winged Hawk at Rocky Mt NP
Kawuneeche Visitor Center.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On October 4 Lorraine Lanning reported that the Red Phalarope, present
for about 10 days, continues at Chatfield SP—S Platte River Delta.
---On September 30 Crystal Wilson reported Black Phoebe at Deer Creek Inlet
at Chatfield SP. It was seen again on October 4 by Lorraine Lanning.
---On October 9 at Chatfield SP Swim Beach, David Suddjian reported
Sabine’s Gull.
---On October 8 at South Platte Reservoir access road, David Suddjian
reported 4 Clay-colored Sparrow’s.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On October 7 Steve Mlodinow reported Red Knot at Lower Queens Reservoir.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On October 3 Susan Allerton reported Nashville Warbler at Pastorius
Reservoir.
---On October 8 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Slate-colored Fox Sparrows at
Oxbow Park and Preserve.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On October 2 Glenn Walbek reported Parasitic Jaeger and 18 Surf Scoter
in the middle of nowhere in Commanche NG.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On October 8, David Wade reported Fox Sparrow at Maple & Fishback in
Fort Collins. On October 10 in the morning David Wade reported Red Fox
Sparrow at Maple and Fishback but around noon Wade reported a different Fox
Sparrow a possible intergrade. On October 11 at Maple and FIshback, David
Wade and John Shenot reported Fox Sparrow.
---On October 8 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area – Rigden Reservoir (Strauss
Cabin Lake), Amy Davis reported Black-bellied Plover and Semipalmated
Sandpiper. On October 8 at Arapahoe Bend Naturnal Area, Lori Zabel
reported Black-bellied Plover. On October 11 at Arapahoe Bend NA, Josh
Bruening reported Black-bellied Plover.
---On October 8 and October 10 Dave Leatherman reported tan-striped
White-throated Sparrow at Grandview Cemetery.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On October 12 Norm Lewis reported 200 Sandhill Cranes at Evilsizer Lake.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On October 5 Jan Leonard and Forrest Lukw reported Pacific Loon at Big
Bottom, Southwest of Craig. It was seen again on October 6 by Jan and by
Vic Zerbi.
On October 8, Jan Leonard and Tresa Moulton reported Pacific Loon at Big
Bottom. On October 8 Forrest Luke reported Pacific Loon at Big Bottom
south of Craig.
On October 9 Jason Beason and Forrest Luke reported Pacific Loon at Big
Bottom.
---On October 11 at Yampa River SP at Maybell Bridge, Steve Weston reported
imm Broad-winged Hawk.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On October 2 Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright found and photographed a
TROPICAL KINGBIRD near Nucla. The bird was seen again on October 3. The
area is mile and half west of Nucla, just south of the intersection of CC
road and 2700 road. This is one half mile south of the Sewer Ponds. The
bird was not found on October 4.
---On October 8 Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Sage brush Sparrow
at Nucla Sewage Lagoons. On October 10 Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 4 Sandhill Cranes and Sagebrush Sparrow at Nucla Sewage Lagoons.
---On October 10 at Cooper’s Ditch, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On October 10 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported
Brewer’s Sparrow and 3 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On October 11 at Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Brewer’s Sparrow and Sagebrush Sparrow.

PARK COUNTY:
---On October 8 at Antero Reservoir, John Drummond reported 2 Black-bellied
Plovers and American Golden-Plover.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On October 6 Mark Yaeger reported Nashville Warbler at Valco Ponds SWA.
---On October 9 Brandon Percival reported Long-tailed Jaeger, Sanderling at
South Shore Marina, and 2 juv Sabine’s Gulls at West Fishing Road. On
October 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival and John Drummond reported
juv Long-tailed Jaeger. The bird seems to prefer the NE part of the
reservoir. On October 11 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival and Richard
Bunn reported Long-tailed Jaeger which seemed to be moving around the
reservoir. On October 11 Brandon Percival reported juv Sabine’s Gull and
Sandhill Cranes in SE part of reservoir.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On October 8 Erick Hendrickson reported Semipalmated Plover and
White-throated Sparrow at Summit Reservoir.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On September 23 Ben Lagasse reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Prewitt
Reservoir. On October 2 Tim Smart and David Dowell reported Buff-breasted
Sandpiper at Prewitt. On October 6 Tim Smart reported 2 Buff-breasted
Sandpipers at Prewitt.
---On October 2 Steve Kingswood reported Black=bellied Plover and American
Golden-Plover at Prewitt Reservoir.
---On October 2 Tim Smart and David Dowell reported Caspian Tern at Prewitt
Reservoir.
---On October 7 Tim Smart reported Broad-winged Hawk at Last Chance Rest
Area.

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 5 Dave Leatherman reported Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird,
and 900 + Sandhill Cranes at Crow Valley Campground.
---On October 8 Gene Rutherford reported Eastern Phoebe at Windsor
Reservoir.

DFO Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, October 10 will be to Ken Caryl Valley Area
led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Thursday, October 12 will be to Rueter-Hess
Reservoir led by Mark Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT juco.com; 720-940-8394).
Meet at 7:30 at Barr CCC Park 18964 S Twenty Mile Rd, Parker which is
located on the SW corner of Main St and 20 Mile Rd. Rueter-Hess is only
open to the public with entry permission. Bring a scope if you have one.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip For Saturday, October 14 will be to Chatfield SP led by
Edmind J Holub (Edmund.holub AT gmail.com;303-989-2194)
Meet at swim beach at 0800 by entering west entrance of Park off S.
Wadsworth, 1.6 miles south of C-470. State Parks pass or day pass
required.
Be prepared to walk 1 to 1.5 miles.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, October 16 will be to Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR led by Candice Johnson (candice.johnson AT childrenscolorado.org.;
303-329-8131).
This trip is full

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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