Date: 11/9/17 3:19 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 9, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 9 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 changed.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Boulder, *Larimer, Sedgwick)
Cackling Goose (Boulder, Broomfield, Kiowa, *Larimer, Montrose, Morgan,
Pueblo, Sedgwick, *Weld)
Tundra Swan (*Moffat)
Blue-winged Teal (Boulder)
Greater Scaup (Routt)
Surf Scoter (*Fremont, *Jefferson, *Montezuma, Morgan, Park, Sedgwick)
White-winged Scoter (*Fremont, *Mesa)
Long-tailed Duck (Boulder, *Fremont, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, *Moffat, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (Denver, Fremont, Otero)
Sandhill Crane (*Weld)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
American Golden-Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (*Douglas, Pueblo)
Long-billed Dowitcher (*Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Jefferson, Kiowa, Larimer)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Jefferson)
Sabine’s Gull (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Larimer, Morgan)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Common Tern (Boulder, Crowley, Denver)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa, Larimer, Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Park)
Common Loon (Adams, Bent, Boulder, Denver, *Garfield, Larimer, Mesa,
*Moffat, Morgan, Otero, *Ouray, Park, *Pueblo, Sedgwick)
American Bittern (Boulder)
Great Egret (Montezuma)
Snowy Egret (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Kiowa)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (*Weld)
Turkey Vulture (Pueblo)
Osprey (Larimer, Montezuma)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Mesa)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Bent)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan, Prowers)
Northern Shrike (Bent)
Pinyon Jay (Baca)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Kiowa)
Barn Swallow (Larimer)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, *Larimer)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Bewick’s Wren (*Garfield)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Brown Thrasher (Jefferson)
Northern Mockingbird (Boulder, Denver)
Cassin’s Finch (Baca)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Garfield)
Black Rosy-Finch (Garfield)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Garfield)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, Sedgwick)
Lapland Longspur (Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Sedgwick)
Snow Bunting (Logan, Sedgwick)
Canyon Towhee (Baca)
Chipping Sparrow (Montezuma, Sedgwick)
Fox Sparrow (*Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, Otero)
White-throated Sparrow (La Plata, *Montezuma, Otero, Prowers)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, Kiowa, Larimer, Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, Jefferson)
Great-tailed Grackle (Montrose)
Common Yellowthroat (Boulder, Broomfield)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Prowers)

---On November 3 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Lorraine Lanning reported
Common Loon and Rusty Blackbird in tree on east bank of Lake Ladora.

---On November 6 at deKoevend Park in Centennial, Jared Del Rosso reported
Fox Sparrow. On November 8 at deKoevend Park, Jared Del Rosso reported Red
Fox Sparrow.

---On November 6 on CR M few miles W of US 287, Dave Leatherman reported
several Lapland Longspurs
---On November 6 at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area and nearby creekbed S of CR M
about 20 mi W of US 287, Dave Leatherman reported 180 Pinyon Jay and 2
Canyon Towhee.
---On November 6 at Cottonwood Canyon, Dave Leatherman reported 4 f
Cassin’s Finch and Winter Wren.

---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 November 3 at Walden Ponds, Willem Van Vliet reported 2 Snowy
Egrets. On November 4 at Walden Ponds, Ted Floyd, Richard Trinker, and
Brandon Nooner reported 2 Snowy Egrets. On November 5 at Walden Ponds, 2
Snowy Egrets were reported by Ron Podhajsky, Aidan Golden, Tiffany and
Chris Watts and Norm Lewis.
---On November 3 at Sawhill Ponds, Willem Van Vliet reported Blue-winged
---On November 4 at Stearn’s Lake, Paula Hansley reported Common
Yellowthroat near first bench.
---On November 4 at Dodd Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported Greater
White-fronted Goose, Cackling Geese on the West side. On November 6 at
Dodd Reservoir, Peter Gent reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 5 at Cottonwood Marsh, Sharon Norfleet reported that Boulder
Bird Club observed American Bittern.
---On November 5 at Valmont Reservoir, Jeff Parks reported 3 Common Loon
and Northern Mockingbird.
---On November 6 at Valmont Reservoir, Peter Gent and Stephen Change
reported f-type Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 6 at Skunk Creek at Basemar Shopping Center, David Dowell
reported Yellow-throated Warbler south of Goodwill.
---On November 8 at University of Colorado South Campus in Boulder, Sharon
Norfleet reported that the Boulder Bird Club observed a Harris’s Sparrow.

--- On November 5 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 250
Cackling Geese and Red Crossbill.
---On November 3 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported f Common
---On November 6 at Interlocken East Park, David Ely reported 4 Red
Crossbill (2m, 2f)

---On November 3 at Martson Reservoir, Matt Clark reported 7 Common Loon
and Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 5 at Westerly Creek Park, Jason Bidgood reported Northern

---On November 8 at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit, Tom Wilberding and
Michael Kiessig reorted Sanderling.

---On November 7 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 9 Barrow’s

---On November 6 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Jim Merritt reported 2
Lincoln’s Sparrows along stream near main entrance bridge.

---On November 7 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 3 Long-tailed Ducks.

---On November 7 at Douglas Pass, Brett Walker reported 30 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finch, 6 Black Rosy-Finch, and 30 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On November 8 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Common Loon and 2
Bewick’s Wren.
---On November 8 at Fravent Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Bewick’s Wren.

---On November 6 at South Platte Reservoir, Dale Pate reported Surf Scoter
in SW bay. On November 8 at South Platte Reservoir, JoAnn Hackos reported
Surf Scoter.
---On November 2 at Chatfield SP Swim Beach, Frank Farrell reported Rusty
Blackbird. On November 3 at Chatfield SP Swim Beach, Mark Chavez and Norm
Lewis reported Rusty Blackbird.
---On November 4 at Coors Pond, Bruce Snyder reported Wison’s Phalarope.
---On November 4 at Harriman Lake, Chuck Aid reported Fox Sparrow on SE
side of large cattail area.
---On November 6 at Majestic View Park, John Sakulich reported Brown
Thrasher. On November 8 at Majestic View Park, Dale Pate reported 9
Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 8 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge (W),
Cynthia Kristensen reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 8 at Chatfield SP South Platte River Delta, Tom Wilberding
and Michael Kiessig reported Greater Yelllowlegs.

---On November 5 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Bill Kaempfer
reported Greater Yellowleg and 200 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 5 at Plainview School, Bill Kaempfer reported 6 Harris’s

---On November 7 at Pastorius Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported
White-throated Sparrow.

---On November 3 at Timnath Reservoir, Bob Righter reported Red-throated
Loon in middle of reservoir and Common Loon in S Central part; Josh
Bruening reported dark morph juv PARASITIC JAEGER, Nick Komar reported 50
Cackling Geese; the PARASITIC JAEGER and Red-throated Loon were seen by
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Nick Komar. On November 4 at Timnath
Reservoir, Nick Komar and many other birders reported Red-throated Loon and
PARASITIC JAEGER and Nick Komar reported 200 Cackling Geese. On November 5
at Timnath Reservoir, Red-throated Loon and Common Loon were reported by
Robert Beauchamp, Luke Pheneger, Maikel and Susan Wise, Danny Montolavo,
Megan Miller, Josh Bruening, and Jack Bushong; Josh Bruening also reported
30 Cackling Geese.
---On November 4 at Terry Lake in Fort Collins, Fawn Simonds reported
Common Loon.
---On November 4 at Kechter Pit Wetland, Christine Sparks reported Osprey.
---On November 5 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir, Josh Bruening, and
Lori Zabel reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On November 7 at Arapahoe Bend NA
Rigden Reservoir, Josh Bruening reported 13 Cackling Geese, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, and Barn Swallow.
---On November 5 at Loveland Cemetery, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komara
reported 8 Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, Type 2), 2 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine type 5), and 11 Red Crossbill (Douglas Fir, Type 4).
---On November 7 at Boyd Lake, David Wade and Nick Komar reported 3 Greater
White-fronted Geese, 600 Cackling Geese, and Least Sandpiper.
---On November 8 at Lee Martinez Park near Discovery Museum, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, Michael McCloy, and Brandon Nooner reported Winter Wren.

---On November 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 500 Cackling
Geese, Red-throated Loon, and Snow Bunting.

---On November 6 in Grand Junction, Linda Hansen reported Swainson’s Hawk.
The hawk was hit by a car, captured and taken to wildlife vet who
identified it as Swainson’s Hawk.
---On November 6 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported 3 Common Loon.

---On November 4 at WFMC Ponds, Forrest Luke reported 2 ad Tundra Swans.
---On November 8 at WFMC Ponds, Forrest Luke reported 2 ad Tundra Swans,
Common Loon, and f Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On November 3 at McPhee Reservoir west end, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Osprey.
---On November 3 at Industrial Park Pond N of Cortez, Eric Hendrickson
reported 7 Great Egret.
---On November 4 at McPhee Marina, Erick Hendrickson reported 3 Common Loon
and Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 8 at Narraguinnep Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported imm Surf
---On November 8 at Denny Lake Park, Jim Beatty reported White-throated

---On November 4 at Black Canyon Crystal Dam, Betty Fenton reported 2
Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 6 at Black Canyon Crystal Dame, Betty
Fenton reported 4 f Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On November 7 at Otter Pond, Bruce Ackerman and Linda Hansen reported 2
f Great-tailed Grackles and Jon Horm reported 2 Cackling Geese.

---On November 6 at Jackson Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 400 Cackling
Geese, Surf Scoter, 4 Common Loon, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

---On November 3 at Holbrook Reservoir, SeEtta Moss reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported
Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon.

---On November 8 at Ridgway Reservoir, Kent Nelson reported 7 Common Loon.

---On November 4 at Eleven Mile Reservoir, Joey Kellner and DFO Field Trip
reported Long-tailed Duck, 2 Surf Scoters, 2 Pacific Loons, 5 Common Loons.

---On November 3 at Lamar Community College, Dave Leatherman reported 2
Carolina Wren at S end, White-throated Sparrow E of library, and 4 Northern
---On November 3 on CR SS e of CR 13, Dave Leatherman reported imm Eastern
---On November 7 at Lamar Community College on west side of road that runs
behind college NW from dumpsters N of Tennis courts, Dave Leatherman
reported a young m Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
---On November 7 at Lamar Community College, Dave Leatherman reported pair
of Northern Cardinals and White-throated Sparrow.

---On November 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival and Renee Casias
reported Red-throated Loon and Turkey Vulture; at West Fishing Road,
Brandon Percival reported 4 Common Loon.
---On November 7 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina tire, Brandon
Percival reported ad Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 8 at Pueblo Reservir, Brandon Percival reported 17 Common

---On November 5 in town of Ovid, Steve Mlodinow reported Greater
White-fronted Goose, 12 Lapland Longspur, Harris’s Sparrow, and 8 Red
---On November 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater
White-fronted Geese, 50 Cackling Geese, Surf Scoter, 4 Common Loon, 2 Snow
Bunting, and Chipping Sparrow.

---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
---On November 5 at Beebe Draw, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 150
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 5 at Lower Latham, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported
110 Sandhill Cranes flying over – could be same cranes that were at Beebe
---On November 5 at Windsor Lake, Gary Lefko reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On
November 6 at Windsor Lake, Josh Bruening, Kathy Buckley, and Michael
Britten reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On November 7 at Windsor Lake, Steve
Mlodinow, Larry Griffin, and Gene Rutherford reported PARASITIC JAEGER.
---On Novmeber 7 at Stewart’s Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported 50 Cackling
Geese and juv Black-crowned Night-Heron.
---On November 7 at Behrens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 100 Cackling
Geese and Long-billed Dowitcher.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Thursday, November 9 will be to Rueter-Hess
Reservoir led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT; 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.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT;
Meet at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP. From either park
entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the
south rim of the reservoir. State Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; lunch is optional.
Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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