Date: 10/24/17 4:14 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for October 24, 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: 10/23/2017
Arapahoe (Common Loon)
Boulder (Bonaparte's Gull)
Denver (Red-throated Loon, Common Loon)
Jefferson (Surf Scoter, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Dusky Grouse,
Northern Pygmy-Owl)
Larimer (Common Loon, Swamp Sparrow, Surf Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull, Eastern
Custer (Palm Warbler)
Park (Common Loon, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)


Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Common Loon (Richard Stevens) (first 10/16) last 10/23
Surf Scoter (Mary Burger) first 10/22
Red-necked Grebe (Jacob Washburn/Kilpatrick) (first 10/13) last 10/21
Bonaparte's Gull (Michaels/Kilpatrick) (first 10/19) last 10/21
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kilpatrick) last 10/21
++++Aurora Reservoir Area
Common Loon (Jacob Washburn/Stevens:Kosten) (first 10/15) last 10/22

Boulder County
++++Terry Lake, Boulder
Bonaparte's Gull (Nick Moore/David Dowell) (first 10/12) 16; last 10/23
++++Golden Ponds
Swamp Sparrow --see directions (Luke Pheneger) first 10/22
White-throated Sparrow (Pheneger) first 10/22
++++Walden Ponds
Swamp Sparrow (Steve Frye) first 10/21

Denver County
++++Marston Reservoir
Red-throated Loon (Doug Kibbe) reported 10/23
Common Loon (4) (Kibbe) first 10/23

El Paso County
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Black-bellied Plover (Robb Hinds) first 10/22
++++Blodget Peak Open Space
Northern Pygmy-Owl (Diane Beatty & all) first 10/21
++++Black Forest Regional Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Roger Massey) last 10/20
++++Milne Road
Curve-billed Thrasher (3) (Jeff Dawson) first 10/20

El Paso/Pueblo County
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker --HQ (David Tonnessen) last 10/22
Curve-billed Thrasher (2) --HQ (Tonnessen) last 10/22
(All above: Pueblo County)

Jefferson County
++++Wheat Ridge Greenbelt
Surf Scoter --Tabor Lake (Andy Knolla/Tim Ryan) (first 10/17) last 10/23
++++Reynolds Park Map
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens & all) last 10/23
(north of interserction of Oxen Draw, Raven's Roost & Eagle's View trails)
Dusky Grouse (2) (Stevens) (first 3/17) 1; last 10/23
(Above unless stated: Eagle's View Trail, south of old service road)
Northern Pygmy-Owl --Songbird trail (Stevens & all) last 10/23
++++Harriman Lake Park
Willow Flycatcher (Brian Johnson) first 10/22
American Bittern (Chuck Aid:Ginny Bergstrom/Frank Farrell) (first 10/18)
last 10/20
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (Jacob Washburn) last 10/21

Larimer County
++++Tri-Lakes Area
Common Loon (Nick Komar/Austin Hess) (first 10/14) 1; last 10/23
Swamp Sparrow (Austin Hess) first 10/23
++++Windsor Reservoir
Swamp Sparrow (Joshua Smith) first 10/23
++++Rawhide Reservoir
Surf Scoter (2) (Robert Beauchamp/Danny Montalvo) (first 10/22) last 10/23
Bonaparte's Gull (Danny Montalvo) first 10/23
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center
Eastern Screech-Owl (Lori Zabel) last 10/23
++++Horsetooth Reservoir
Iceland Gull (3) (Michael McCloy) first 10/22
++++Lake Loveland
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Christine Sparks/Matt Clark) (first 10/14) 3;
last 10/22
++++Boyd Lake State Park
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nick Komar/Matt Clark) (first 9/30) 1; last
++++Buckingham Lake
Bonaparte's Gull (2) (Nick Komar) first 10/21

Pueblo County
++++Pueblo Reservoir
Common Loon --below dam (Percival) first 10/22
++++Pueblo City Park
Eastern Phoebe (David Dowell) first 10/21
++++Pueblo Reservoir
Lesser Black-backed Gull (John Bruder/David Dowell) (first 10/13) last


Bent County
++++Tempel Grove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Stringer:Whitten/Joel & Dale Adams) (first 10/20)
last 10/21
Carolina Wren (Joel & Dale Adams) first 10/21
++++Fort Lyons Wildlife Easement Area & Wildlife Area
Harris's Sparrow (Joel Adams) first 10/21
++++Lake Hasty Campgrounds
Eastern Bluebird (4) (Joel Adams) last 10/21

Crowley County
++++Lake Meredith
Common Loon (David Dowell) first 10/21
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Dowell) first 10/21

Kiowa County
++++Lower & Upper Queens Reservoirs
Curve-billed Thrasher (David Dowell) 2; last 10/22
Black-bellied Plover (Stringer:Whitten) 4; last 10/20
Marbled Godwit (10) (Stringer:Whitten) last 10/20
Pectoral Sandpiper (7) (Stringer:Whitten) last 10/20
(All above: Lower Queens Reservoir unless otherwise stated)
++++Neenoshe Reservoir
Black-bellied Plover (Joel Adams) first 10/21
Pectoral Sandpiper (Joel Adams) first 10/21
Laughing Gull (Mlodinow/Joel Adams) (reported 10/15) again 10/21
Chestnut-collared Longspur (20) (Mlodinow/Adams) (first 10/15) 2; last
++++Neegronda Reservoir
Chestnut-collared Longspur (3) (Mlodinow/Adams) (first 10/15) 2; last

Otero County
++++Rocky Ford Wildlife Area
Hooded Warbler (male) --east side of western pond (Kellner & all) first


Kit Carson County
++++County Road G at Hwy 59
Harris's Sparrow (Ginny Bergstrom) first 10/22

Logan County
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Eastern Bluebird (13) (Michael McCloy) last 10/21

Yuma County
++++Fox Ranch Nature Conservancy
Greater Prairie-Chicken (Washburn:Stevens) first 10/20
Harris's Sparrow (Kaempfer/Washburn:Stevens) first (first 10/14) last
Field Sparrow (Kaempfer/Washburn:Stevens) first (first 10/14) last 10/20
++++Bonny Reservoir Area
Red-bellied Woodpecker --Forster Grove (Norm Lewis) last 10/20
Sprague's Pipit --Pipit Hill (Richard Stevens/Jacob Washburn) (first
9/21) 1; last 10/19
Eastern Bluebird (1) --Hale (Washburn) last 10/19
Eastern Screech-Owl --Hale Ponds (Washburn) last 10/19
Eastern Screech-Owl (2) --Republican River/east/hwy 385 (Washburn) last
Long-eared Owl --foster's grove (Washburn) last 10/19


Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs & area
Lewis's Woodpecker (14) --San Juan Riverwalk (Charles Martinez) last

Chaffee County
++++Chaffee County
Pinyon Jay (14) --Hwy 24, see map (Erthal) last 10/20

Clear Creek County
++++Guanella Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (6) (Stevens & all) last 10/21

Custer County
++++DeWeese Reservoir
Palm Warbler (Rich Miller) first 10/23

Fremont County
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Black Phoebe --MacKenzie to Raynolds Avenues (Joel Adams) last 10/22

Garfield County
++++Grizzly Creek Rest Stop, Glenwood Canyon
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Soren Dinsmore) first 10/22

La Plata County
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Fox Sparrow (red form) (Ryan Votta) (first 10/20) last 10/21
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Ryan Votta) (first 10/19) last 10/21
Fox Sparrow (red sub-species) (Jason St. Pierre) (first 10/15) last 10/21
(Front yard at 3508 Earl Street, visitors may sit on front porch)
++++Colorado Trail
Williamson's Sapsucker (Susan Allerton) first 10/21
(Trailhead to Junction Creek Bridge at 2.6 miles)

Mesa County
++++Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area
Sagebrush Sparrow (David Price) first 10/22
++++Snooks Bottom Open Space
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Wayne Baumgartner) reported 10/21

Montrose County
++++East 5th Avenue, Nucla
Pinyon Jay (53) (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/15) 41; last 10/20

Park County
++++Eleven Mile Reservoir
Common Loon (M.OB.) first 10/23
++++Wade Elk Lodge
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) (Alec Oliver) (first 10/21) 2; last 10/23
++++Lake George
Swamp Sparrow (David Elwonder:John Druder) reported 10/20

Routt County
++++Lake Catamount
Greater Scaup (JoAnn Riggle) first 10/22
Barrow's Goldeneye (JoAnn Riggle) first 10/22

San Miguel County
++++Miramonte Reservoir
Common Loon (Eric Hynes) first 10/22
Surf Scoter (15) (Eric Hynes) first 10/22

Summit County
++++Rainbow Lakes Trail
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Ryan Bushong) first 10/22

Good Birding!

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Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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