Date: 11/3/17 3:37 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 3, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 3 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
---On October 28 at McKay Road Ponds, SE of interesetion of McKay Road and
104th Ave in Thornton, Adam Vesely reported 3 Surf Scoters.
---On October 31 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Candice Johnson reported 4
Eastern Bluebirds and Lesser Goldfinch (green-backed).
---On November 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Adam Vesely reported
Harris’s Sparrow on Prairie Switch back Trail N of Lake Mary.
---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.
---On October 31 at Ketring Park and Lake, Michael Woodruff reported 140
---On November 2 at Blue Lake (Adobe Creek Reservoir), Dave Leatherman
reported 2 Northern Shrikes, Common Loon, 2 Black-bellied Plovers, American
Golden-Plover, and 10 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 2 on CR 14 near CR KK, a few miles N of Hwy 50, Dave
Leatherman reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---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 November
2 at Walden Ponds, Stephen Chang reported 1 Snowy Egrets and Julia Auckland
reported 1 Snowy Egret.
---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
---On October 28 at Valmont Reservoir, Jeff Parks reported 6 loons.
---On October 29 on Coal Creek in Lousiville, Jack Bushong reported
---On November 2 at Sombrero Marsh and Pond, Christian Nunes reported
---On October 30 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 80 Cackling
Geese and Common Yellowthroat.
---On October 23 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported Western Palm
Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler and 4 Chipping Sparrows.
---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 31 at Washington Park, Joe Roller reported 9 Eastern
Bluebirds and Jeff Dawson reported 9 Eastern Bluebirds. On November 1 at
Washington Park, Joe Roller and Jeff Dawson reported 12 Eastern Bluebirds.
On November 2 at Washington Park, Judith Henderson, Mary O’Connor, and
Jason Bidgood reported Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 2 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, John Cobb reported imm
Harris’s Sparrow in brush near entrance porta-potties.
---On October 28 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner et al reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher on monthly bird walk.
---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
---On October 31 at Ruedi Reservoir, Dick Filby reported 2 f-type Surf
EL PASO COUNTY:
---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.
---On November 1 at Double Tree Hotel Pond in Colorado Springs, David
Tonnessen reported Rusty Blackbird.
---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.
---On October 25 at South Platte Reservoir in SW Bay, Bart Deferme, Michael
Kiessig, and Chuck Aid reported 2 Surf Scoters. On November 2 at South
Platte Reservoir, Thomas Holub reported 2 Surf Scoter in the SW corner.
---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
---On October 30 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, Dale Pate reported
---On October 31 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, Mark Chavez reported 1
f-type Surf Scoter.
---On November 1 Main Reservoir in Lakewood, Daniel Horton reported m
---On November 2 at Chatfield SP Swim Beach, Frank Farrell reported Rusty
---On October 28 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Ronda Woodward
---On October 29 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, David Price reported
Black Phoebe and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On November 1 at Vega Reservoir, Mike Henwood reported 7 Common Loon.
---On November 2 at Cheney Reservoir, Mike Henwood reported 29 Sandhill
Cranes and Northern Mockingbird.
---On November 1 in a field below Hwy 13 S of Craig, Jan Leonard reported
15 Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 1 in pond across river from Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig,
Forrest Luke reported 6 Tundra Swans (3ad, 3 juv).
---On October 29 at Eben Ezer Nursing Home in Brush, Dave Leatherman
reported 10 Red Crossbills.
---On October 31 at Ridgway Reservoir, Kent Nelson reported 2 f Wood Ducks.
---On November 1 at Ridgway Reservoir, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported
---On November 2 at Owl Creek Pass Road, Betty Fenton reported pair of
---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
---On October 31 at Ruedi Reservoir, Dick Filby reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye and m Wood Duck.
---On October 30 at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Dave Leatherman reported
13 Red Crossbills (type 2).
---On October 30 at Lamar Community College, Dave Leatherman reported
White-throated Sparrow and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On October 30 at Woodland Park Subdivision S of Lamar Community College
along Willow Creek, Dave Leatherman reported Red-bellied Woodpecker.
---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
---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.
---On October 31 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival, John Drummond, and
Bill Maynard reported 5 f-type Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, m EURASIAN
WIGEON, 5 Common Loon, and 6 Cackling Geese at South Marina of Pueblo
Reservoir. On November 1 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported 1
f-type Surf Scoter in SE part of reservoir and 3 Common Loon.
---On October 31 at Osprey Picnic Area in Rock Canyon, Brandon Percival
reported Eastern Bluebird.
---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. On November 1 at Lake Catamount, JoAnn Riggle
reported Greater Scaup and Surf Scoter.
---On October 31 at Pleasant Valley on CR 18, Tresa Moulton reported Common
---On November 2 at Milner Oxbow Pond, Tresa Moulton reported Sandhill
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. On November 1 at
Miramonte Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported 6 White-winged
Scoters, and 6 Common Loon.
---On November 1 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported American
Golden-Plover, Dunlin, and Chipping Sparrow.
---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.
---On October 31 at CR 33 1 miles south of CR 98 in Nunn, Gary Lefko
reported 2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On October 31 Gary Lefko reported 6 Lapland Longspur at very large
Prairie Dog Colony .5 m north of CR 90 on CR 29.
---On October 31 Joe Mammoser reported ad Tundra Swan on small pon east of
Larimer/Weld County Line 2 ½ - 3 miles north of Hwy 14 east of Fort Colins.
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
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.