Date: 10/31/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 October 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: October 31, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, October 31 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Larimer)
Cackling Goose (*Brooomfield, *Pueblo)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Jackson)
Wood Duck (Otero)
Greater Scaup (*Routt)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Montezuma, Park,
Pueblo, *Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Montezuma, Park, San Miguel)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Eagle, *Routt)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (San Miguel)
Red-necked Grebe (Weld, Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Douglas)
Common Poorwill (El Paso)
Sora (Mesa, Otero)
Sandhill Crane (Delta)
Sanderling (Park, Pueblo)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)
Sabine’s Gull (Pueblo)
Common Tern (Boulder, Crowley, Denver, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Denver)
Common Loon (Boulder, Denver, Jackson, Larimer, Montezuma, Park, Pueblo,
Weld)
American Bittern (Jefferson)
Snowy Egret (Boulder, Mesa)
Cattle Egret (Kiowa)
White-faced Ibis (Jefferson)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Northern Shrike (Fremont)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Kiowa)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan)
Winter Wren (*Jefferson)
Bewick’s Wren (*Garfield)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Douglas)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo)
Sprague’s Pipit (Yuma)
Red Crossbill (Arapahoe, Boulder)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
Lesser Goldfinch (Denver)
Lapland Longspur (Park)
Snow Bunting (El Paso)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield)
American Redstart (Larimer)
Palm Warbler (Custer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (Custer)
Chipping Sparrow (Custer)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Otero)
White-throated Sparrow (La Plata, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Kiowa, Larimer)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On October 28 at McKay Road Ponds, SE of interesetion of McKay Road and
104th Ave in Thornton, Adam Vesely reported 3 Surf Scoters.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On October 22 at Cherry Creek SP Mary Cay Burger reported the DFO Field
Trip had a f Surf Scoter best seen from Prairie Loop and Common Loon. On
October 24 at Cherry Creek SP, Bob Righter reported Surf Scoter.
---On October 22 on South Platte River from Union Ave south to footbridge,
Crystal Wilson reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On October 29 at Curtis Park in Greenwood Village, Jared Del Rosso
reported 17 Red Crossbills.
---On October 29 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Type 2 Red Crossbill.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On October 24 at Baseline Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported Common Loon.
---On October 24 at Valmont Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported Common Loon.
---On October 24 at Boulder Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported 2 Surf
Scoters.
---On October 25 at Walden Ponds, Kevin Rutherford reported 6 Tundra Swans.
---On October 26 at Sombrero Marsh and Pond, Mike Hensley reported 6 Tundra
Swans.
---On October 26 at Walden Ponds, Chris Brobin reported Snowy Egret. On
October 27 at Walden Ponds, Ted Floyd reported Snowy Egret. On October 28
at Walden Ponds, Luke Pheneger et al reported 2 Snowy Egrets. On October
29 at Walden Ponds, Patrick McIntyre reported 2 Snowy Egrets.
---On October 27 at Kittredge Ponds on University of Colorado Campus in
Boulder, Nick Moore reported Yellow-throated Warbler which was also seen by
Laura Steadman, Peter Gent, Nathan Pieplow, and Melissa Metzger. On
October 28, Nathan Pieplow reported 2 Red Crossbill Type 4 and the
Yellow-throated Warbler was see in pines between Fiske Planetarium and
Speech Language Hearing Services Building. On October 29 at Kitteredge
Ponds, Christain Nunes, Peter Burke, and Ginny Bergstrom reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On October 28 at Valmont Reservoir, Jeff Parks reported 6 loons.
---On October 29 on Coal Creek in Lousiville, Jack Bushong reported
Harris’s Sparrow.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 30 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 80 Cackling
Geese and Common Yellowthroat.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On October 23 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported Western Palm
Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler and 4 Chipping Sparrows.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On October 26 at Crawford Reservoir, Dennis Garrison reported couple of
hundred Sandhill Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On October 22 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, Jason Bidgood reported
Lesser Goldfinch.
---On October 23 at Marston Reservoir West End, Doug Kibbe reported
Red-throated Loon and 4 Common Loon. On October 27 at Marston Reservoir,
Loch Kilpatrick reported Red-throated Loon and 2 Common Loon; Jeff Dawon
reported Red-throated Loon. On October 28 at Marston Reservoir, Jesse and
Renee Casias, and Frankie Toan Reported Red-throated Loon and 3 Common Loon.
---On October 27 at Marston Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad m Surf
Scoter in middle of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On October 22 Laura Roberts reported White-winged Dove in Larkspur.
---On October 28 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner et al reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher on monthly bird walk.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On October 29 at Spring Park Reservoir, Dick Filby reported 2 m Barrow’s
Goldeneyes. On October 30 at Spring Park Reservoir, Dick Filby reported 4
Barrow’s Goldeneye.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On October 26 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Heidi Eaton reported Common
Poorwill. On October 27 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Aaron and Pati Driscoll
reported Common Poorwill.
---On October 29 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan Ketcham and Jim
Merritt reported Lark Sparrow.
---On October 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Diane Roberts reported f Snow
Bunting walking on gravel road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On October 26 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry De Boer reported Northern
Shrike.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 20 on Hwy 13 N of Rifle, Jason Beason reported Bewick’s Wren.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On October 28 at Walden Reservoir, David Dowell reported Common Loon and
2 Pectoral Sandpipers.
---On October 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Tundra
Swans and 2 Pectoral Sandpipers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Tabor Lake at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, a f Surf Scoter
was reported by Andy Knolla and
later seen seen by Mark Chavez, George Mayfield, and Ginny Bergstom. On
October 18 the Surf Scoter at Tabor Lake was seen by Dough Kibbe, Jeff
Dawson, Bruce Snyder, and Meg Reck. On October 18 the Surf scoter at Tabor
Lake was seen by Karen Drozda, Lorraine Lanning, and Sarah Leavesley. On
October 20 at Tabor Lake, Mary Geder, Ira Sanders, Christy Payne, Cyndy
Johnson, Candice Johnson, Bez Bezuidenhoot, and Jerry Baines reported Surf
Scoter. On October 21 at Tabor Lake Michelle Pupkava and many other
birders reported Surf Scoter. On October 22 at Tabor Lake, Susan Rosine
and many other birders reported Surf Scoter. On October 23 at Tabor Lake,
Dale Pate, Tim Ryan, and Mark Amershek reported Surf Scoter. On October 24
at Tabor Lake, Weston Perry reported Surf Scoter. On October 25 at Tabor
Lake, Larry Versaw and Cheri Phillips reported Surf Scoter.
---On October 18 at Harriman Lake Park, Chuck Aid and Michael Kiessig
reported American Bittern; Ginny Berstrom also saw it. On October 20 at
Harriman Lake Park, Frank Farrell reported American Bittern.
---On October 19 at Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes,
Tom WIlberding reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On October 18 on Trailmark Retention Pond, Cynthia Madsen and Janet Shin
reported Winter Wren.
---On October 22 at Harriman Lake, Brian Johnson reported Willow Flycatcher.
---On October 25 at South Platte Reservoir in SW Bay, Bart Deferme, Michael
Kiessig, and Chuck Aid reported 2 Surf Scoters.
---On October 25 at Chatfield SP Platte River Delta, Michael Kiessig, Bart
DeFerme, Chuck Aid, and Pam Zimmer reported White-faced Ibis. On October
26 Pam Zimmer reported White-faced Ibis at Platte River Delta at Chatfield
SP.
---On October 30 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, Dale Pate reported
Winter Wren.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On October 26 at Vallecito Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported
White-throated Sparrow.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On October 24 at Greyrock Commons, Doug Swartz reported 2 Harris’s
Sparrows.
---On October 25 at Douglas Reservoir, David Wade reported Common Loon and
American Redstart.
---On October 27 at Lake Loveland, Norm Lewis reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

MESA COUNTY:
---On October 25 and 26 at Ela Wildlife Sanctuary, Lucy El Pond Mike
Henwood reported Snowy Egret. On October 27 at Ela Wildlife Sanctuary,
Glenn Pearson reported Snowy Egret.
---On October 28 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Ronda Woodward
reported Sora.
---On October 29 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, David Price reported
Black Phoebe and Sagebrush Sparrow.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On October 23 at Narraguinnep Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 3 Scoters, 2 were Surf Scoters and one was sleeping.
---On October 23 at McPhee Reservoir west arm, Coen Dexter and Brenda
wright reported 3 Scoters, 1 was White-winged and two were sleeping and a
Common Loon.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On October 25 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 4 Wood Ducks and
Sora.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On October 24 at Orvis Hots Springs, Ira Sanders reported 2 White-winged
Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On October 29 at Eleven Mile Reservoir, Joey Kellner reported 24 Surf
Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, and 3 Common Loon.
---On October 29 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Joey Kellner and David
Dowell, reported 4 Surf Scoters, 2 Common Loon, Sanderling, and Lapland
Longspur.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On October 24 at Lake Beckwith in Colorado City, Dave Silverman reported
3 juv type Surf Scoters.
---On October 24 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported 8 Surf
Scoters, juv Sabine’s Gull, and 2 Common Loon in SE part of reservoir. On
October 25 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival report NO Surf Scoters,
Red-necked Grebe, juv Sabine’s Gull and 5 Common Loon.
---On October 27 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported Long-tailed
Duck, Red-necked Grebe, 5 Common Loon, and Common Tern.
---On October 28 at Pueblo Res SWA NW side, David Tonnessen reported 2 Surf
Scoters and Common Loon.
---On October 28 at Lake Beckwith in Colorado City, Dave Silverman reported
ad Black-legged Kittiwake between 0800 and 0900 but it disappeared after
0900.
---On October 28 at Pueblo Reservoir below day by footbridge that goes from
Snakeskin Picnic area to Swim Beach, N Side of Arkansas River, Brandon
Percival and Van Truan reported Blue-headed Vireo.
---On October 30 at Teller Reservoir, Van Truan reported 5 Cackling Geese
and Curve-billed Thrasher.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On October 24 at Lake Catamount, Tresa Moulton reported 2 f Greater
Scaup and 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On October 29 at Lake Catamount, Tom Litteral, Tresa Moulton, and Lynne
Miller reported 2 Surf Scoters and 20 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On October 30
at Lake Catamount, JoAnn Riggle reported Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, and 8
Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On October 22 at Miramonte Reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 15 Surf
Scoters in three groups of 3, 7, 5, Common Loon, and a fly-over Gunnison
Sage-Grouse. On October 23 at Miramonte Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Surf Scoters and 5+ White-winged Scoters.

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 28 at Union Reservoir, Bill and Inez Prather reported
Red-necked Grebe in NW corner along cattails and Common Loon. On October
29 at Unon Reservoir, Chris Owens reported Red-necked Grebe.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On October 25 at Pipit Hill in the Hale area, Norm Lewis reported
Sprague’s Pipit.

DFO Field Trip
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 4 will be Scoter Trip led by Joey
Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 4 will be to Pawnee National
Grasslands led by Amber Carver (caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-483-5721)
This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 5 Will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)
Meet at 6:45 am. From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blv,
First Creek parking lot is just before Pena on your left (north). Or take
I-70 east to Pena Blvd, dive north to 56rh Ave Exit. Turn left at the
light and at the bottom of the off ramp, Pass under the highway and turn
right, almost immediately into First Creek parking lot. Remember to change
your clocks.

The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, November 7 will be to the 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, November 9 will be to Rueter-Hess
Reservoir led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT juno.com; 720-940-8394).
Meet at 0730 at Barr CCC Park, 18964 S Twenty Mile Road, Parker, located on
the SW corner of Main St and 20 Mile Rd for birding ther and later at
Rueter-hess Reservoir, which is open to the public only with entry
permission. Tim Ryan of Park Waater Dept will be our guide. Bring a scope
if you have one.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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