Date: 10/12/17 9:22 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for October 12, 2017
Hello cobirders,

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
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NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 10/11/2017
Adams (Red-eyed Vireo)
Boulder (Eastern Phoebe)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-bellied Plover, White-throated
Sparrow, Fox Sparrow)
Moffat (Pacific Loon, Broad-winged Hawk)
Montrose (Sagebrush Sparrow)
Pueblo (Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Common Tern, Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird)


Adams County
++++Barr Lake
Red-eyed Vireo --banding station (McBurney) first 10/11
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Stevens/Stevens:Kosten) (first 10/3) last 10/9
Barn Owl (Robert Thoren) last 10/8
++++McKay Lake
Swamp Sparrow (Matt Hofeditz) first 10/9

Adams/Denver Counties
++++First Creek Trail
Palm Warbler (Stevens:Kosten) last 10/10
(cottonwoods south side of Creek, west of Buckley; where creek comes come
to trail)
(Above: Adams County; west of Buckley Road
Barn Owl (Megan Reck) last 10/10
(Above: Denver County; east of Buckley Road

Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Sabine's Gull (juvenile) (Alexander/Bob Righter) (first 9/21) last 10/10
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Bob Righter) last 10/10
++++Aurora Reservoir Area
Sabine's Gull (Stevens:Kosten) first 10/9
Mew Gull (Stevens:Kosten) first 10/9
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Stevens:Kosten) first 10/9

Boulder County
++++Warembourg Open Space Area
Eastern Phoebe (Aidan Coohill:Daniel Fredrick/Ryan Bushong) (first 10/7)
last 10/11
++++Boulder Reservoir
Eastern Bluebird (Peter Burke) first 10/9
++++Golden Ponds
Broad-winged Hawk (Luke Pheneger) first 10/8

Denver County
++++Fort Logan National Cemetery
Pine Warbler (Doug Kibbe) first 10/9

Douglas County
++++Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens:Johnson) last 10/8
++++Walker Gravel Pit
Nashville Warbler --grove of trees just north of Hwy 86 (Stevens:Johnson)
first 10/8

Jefferson/Douglas County
++++Chatfield Reservoir area
Sagebrush Sparrow --model airplane field (Dale Pate) first 10/10
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Lorraine Lanning/Susan Blansett) (first 10/4)
last 10/8
(Last reported upstream of Kingfisher Bridge)

Larimer County
++++Timnath Reservoir
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Darla Anderson/Josh Bruening) (first 10/5) last
Sage Thrasher --entrance road (Joe Mammoser/Gwen Moore) (first 10/2) last
++++Arapahoe Bend Natural Area
Black-bellied Plover (Amy Davis/James Bruening) (first 10/8) last 10/11
++++Grandview Cemetery
White-throated Sparrow (Leatherman) (first 10/6) last 10/11
++++Fort Collins
Fox Sparrow (1 or 2) --Maple & Fishback (David Wade) (first 10/8) last
++++Arapahoe Bend Natural Area
Black-bellied Plover (Amy Davis/James Bruening) (first 10/8) last 10/10
++++Elder Reservoir
Common Loon (Joshua Smith) first 10/10
++++Douglas Reservoir
Sage Thrasher (2) (Josh Bruening) first 10/10
++++Strauss Cabin area/Rigden Reservoir
Black-bellied Plover (Amy Davis) first 10/8
++++Windsor Reservoir
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mlodinow/Gene Rutherford) (first 9/30) last 10/8
Eastern Phoebe (Rutherford) first 10/8
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
NOTE: Trail Ridge Road Maybe closed due to weather condtions
(970-586-1222) for updates
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --Medicine Bow Curve (Marion Warren/Michaels &
all) (first 6/5) 2; last 10/7
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (100) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Michaels & all)
last 10/7
++++North Shields Pond Natural Area
Green Heron (Swartz:Priehs/Fawn Simonds) (first 9/12) last 10/7

Pueblo County
++++Pueblo Reservoir
Possible Long-tailed Jaeger --northeast corner (Percival/Richard Bunn)
(first 10/9) last 10/11
Sabine's Gull (2 juvenile) (Percival) (first 10/9) 4; last 10/11
Common Tern (5) (Percival) (first 10/9) last 10/11
Ladder-backed Woodpecker --Rock Canyon (David Tonnessen) first 10/7
Black Phoebe (3) --cottonwood/snakeskin (Tonnessen) last 10/7
++++Red Creek Springs Road West
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (2) (Diane Persons:Kathy Carroll) first 10/11
Eastern Bluebird (3) (Persons:Carroll) (first 10/10) last 10/11
++++Lake Minnequa
Swamp Sparrow (Van Truan) first 10/9

Weld County
++++Union Reservoir
Sabine's Gull (Mlodinow) first 10/9


Baca County
++++Field Being Drilled Near Walsh
Mountain Plover (102) (Janeal Thompson) first 10/10

Kiowa County
++++Lower & Upper Queens Reservoirs
Black-bellied Plover (5) (Steve Mlodinow) first 10/7
American Golden-Plover (5) (Steve Mlodinow) first 10/7
Red Knot (Mlodinow) first 10/7
Pectoral Sandpiper (5) (Mlodinow) first 10/7
Red-necked Phalarope (3) (Mlodinow) first 10/7
Cassin's Kingbird --Upper Queens (Mlodinow) first 10/7
(All above: Lower Queens Reservoir unless otherwise stated)
++++Neenoshe Reservoir
Red-necked Phalarope (6) (Mlodinow) (first 9/20) 1; last 10/7
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mlodinow) first 10/7
Chestnut-collared Longspur (35) (Mlodinow) last 10/7
Field Sparrow (Mlodinow) first 10/7
++++Kiowa Creek at CR 40
Eastern Bluebird (Mlodinow) first 10/7
Great-tailed Grackle (170) (Mlodinow) first 10/7

Lincoln County
++++County Road 44 & CR U
Burrowing Owl (2) (Todd Deininger) first 10/7
Cassin's Kingbird (Todd Deininger) first 10/7


Fremont County
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Black Phoebe --MacKenzie to Raynolds Avenues (Joel Adams) last 10/8

Mesa County
++++Connected Lakes State Park Area
Black Phoebe (1) (Diane Trappett) last 10/8
(Grand Valley Audubon Nature Center)
++++James Robb Colorado River State Park
Pinyon Jay (15) (David Price) first 10/8

Moffat County
++++WFMC Gravel Pit Ponds
Pacific Loon (Forrest Luke) (first 10/5) last 10/11
(view from an informational kiosk turnoff almost directly across from the
Hwy 13 turnoff to Craig Station power plant)
++++Yampa River & Maybell Bridge
Broad-winged Hawk (Steve Weston) reported 10/11

Montezuma County
++++Summit Reservoir Wildlife Area
Semipalmated Plover (Erik Hendrickson) (first 10/1) last 10/8
White-throated Sparrow (Henderson) first 10/8

Montrose County
++++Old Hwy 90 along Silver Hawk Ranch
Sagebrush Sparrow (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) first 10/11
++++East 5th Avenue, Nucla
Pinyon Jay (53) (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/15) 65; last 10/10
+++ Airport Lake Area
Lewis's Woodpecker --Cooper's Ditch, see map (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/5)
last 10/10
Sagebrush Sparrow (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/25) 3; last 10/10
++++Nucla Sewer Ponds
Sagebrush Sparrow (Dexter:Wright) first 10/9

Park County
++++Antero Reservoir
Black-bellied Plover (8) (Suddjian/John Drummond) (first 10/3) 2; last
American Golden-Plover (Suddjian/John Drummond) (first 10/3) 1; last

Good Birding!

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Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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