Date: 11/9/17 3:35 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 9, 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: 11/8/2017
Arapahoe (Fox Sparrow, Eastern Screech-Owl, Common Loon)
Arapahoe/Jefferson (Surf Scoter)
Boulder (Harris's Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose, Pacific Loon,
Common Loon, Iceland Gull, Eastern Bluebird, Rosy Finches)
Clear Creek (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Douglas (Greater White-fronted Goose, American Three-toed Woodpecker,
Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl)
Fremont (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Garfield (Common Loon, Bewick's Wren)
Jefferson/Douglas (Bonaparte's gull)
Larimer (Winter Wren, Greater White-fronted Goose, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Greater Scaup)
Logan/Washington (Eastern Bluebird)
Mesa (White-winged Scoter, Chukar)
Moffat (Tundra Swan, Common Loon, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Montezuma (Surf Scoter, White-throated Sparrow)
Montrose (Chukar, Pinyon Jay)
Ouray (Common Loon, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Park (Rosy Finches)
Pueblo (Common Loon)
Routt (Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye)


Adams County
++++Barr Lake
Bonaparte's Gull (2) (Dave King) first 11/7
Common Loon (Dave King) first 11/7

Arapahoe County
++++Dekoevand Park
Fox Sparrow (red race) (Jared Del Rosso) (first 11/6) last 11/8
(beneath some feeders along the High Line near the park's southwest edge)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Stevens:Washburn) last 11/8
++++Aurora Reservoir
Common Loon (Washburn/Cheri Phillips) first (first 10/15) last 11/8
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Dave King/Cheri Phillips) (first 11/5) last
Mew Gull (Dave King) first 11/5
Bonaparte's Gull (Stevens:Kosten/Dave King) (first 10/28) last 11/5
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Possible Black-legged Kittiwake (Stevens) first 11/7
Bonaparte's Gull (Terry Michaels/Richard Stevens) (first 10/19) 22; last
Common Loon (Richard Stevens) (first 10/16) last 11/7
Red-necked Grebe (Stevens/Matt Newport) (first 11/3) 2; last 11/5

Arapahoe/Jefferson Counties
++++South Platte Park Reservoir & Area
Surf Scoter (2) --southwest corner, Jefferson Cty (Bart Deferme/JoAnn
Hackos) (first 10/25) 1; last 11/8

Boulder County
++++CU South Campus
Harris's Sparrow (Sharon Norfleet) first 11/8
++++Boulder Reservoir complex
Greater White-fronted Goose (3) (David Dowell) first 11/8
Pacific Loon (Dowell) reported 11/8
Common Loon (David Dowell) (first 10/25) last 11/8
Iceland Gull --Six Mile Reservoir (Dowell) first 11/8
++++Baseline Reservoir
Common Loon (Christian Nunes) (first 10/16) last 11/8
++++Majestic View Park
Eastern Bluebird (9) (Mark Chavez/Dale Pate) (first 11/7) last 11/8
++++Carriage Hills Area
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (69) --(Best during a snowstorm) (Scott Rashid)
first 11/7
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (9) --(Best during a snowstorm) (Scott Rashid)
first 11/7
++++Skunk Creek
Yellow-throated Warbler --south of Goodwill at Basemar Shopping Center
(David Dowell) first 11/6
++++Valmont Reservoir Complex
Long-tailed Duck --seen from Legion Park overlook (Peter Gent) first 11/6
Northern Mockingbird (Jeff Parks) first 11/5
++++Boulder Reservoir complex
Common Loon --Six-mile Reservoir (David Dowell/Josh Sweet) (first 10/25)
last 11/6
++++Terry Lake, Boulder
Bonaparte's Gull (33) (David Dowell/Michael Britten) (first 11/2) 21;
last 11/6
++++Dodd Reservoir
Greater White-fronted Goose (Luke Pheneger/Peter Gent) (first 11/4) last

Douglas County
++++Rampart Range Road Near Hwy 67
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens:Washburn) last 11/8
Northern Pygmy-Owl (Stevens:Washburn) last 11/8
Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) (Stevens:Washburn) last 11/8
++++Salisbury Equestrian Park
Greater White-fronted Goose (4) (Chris Gilbert) first 11/8

Jefferson County
++++Bear Creek Lake Park
Common Loon (3) (Mark Chavez/Phil Lyon) (first 10/31) last 11/6

Jefferson/Douglas Counties County
++++Chatfield Reservoir area
Bonaparte's Gull (Dale Pate/Wilberding:Kiessig) first (first 10/24) last

Larimer County
++++Lee Martinez Park
Winter Wren (Nick Komar) first 11/8
++++Boyd Lake State Park
Greater White-fronted Goose (3) (David Wade) first 11/7
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2) (Wade) first 11/7
++++Tri-Lakes Area
Pacific Loon (Nick Komar/Brandon Nooner) (first 11/5) last 11/6
++++Lake Loveland
Lesser Black-backed Gull (7) (Komar/Michael Britten) 3; last 11/6
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center
Gyrfalcon (Lori Zabel) first 11/6
++++Douglas Reservoir
Bonaparte's Gull (3) (John Shenot/Brandon Nooner) (first 10/28) 6; last

Pueblo County
++++Pueblo Reservoir
Common Loon (5) (Percival) 17; last 11/8
Great Black-backed Gull --south marina (Brandon Percival) first 11/7

Weld County
++++Woods Lake
Red-throated Loon (Steve Mlodinow) first 11/7
++++Lower Latham Reservoir
Greater Scaup (4) (Steve Mlodinow) first 11/7
++++Windsor Lake
Parasitic Jaeger (Gary Lefko/Steve Mlodinow) (first 11/5) last 11/7
Iceland Gull (Mlodinow) first 11/7

Southeastern Colorado

Baca County
++++Cottonwood Canyon
Winter Wren (Leatherman:Thompson) last 11/6
(in the blackberry patch w of the road along the creek where one has been
in winters past (not far from the old homestead)
++++Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
Pinyon Jay (180) (David Leatherman:Janeal Thompson) last 11/6

Otero County
++++Lake Holbrook
Red-necked Grebe (Setta Moss/Stan Oswald) (first 11/3) last 11/7
Common Loon (Oswald) first 11/7

Prowers County
++++Lamar Community College
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (young male) (Leatherman) first 11/7
(west side of the road that runs behind the college northwest from the
dumpsters north of the tennis courts)
Northern Cardinal (Leatherman) last 11/7
White-throated Sparrow (Leatherman) (first 11/3) last 11/7


Logan County
++++Sterling Reservoir and Area
Barn Owl (Stevens:Kosten) last 11/6
Snow Bunting (Stevens:Kosten) last 11/6
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Eastern Screech-Owl (4) (Mlodinow) last 11/5

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
++++Jumbo Reservoir
Eastern Meadowlark --northeast corner (Richard Stevens:Rebecca Kosten)
first 11/6
Snow Bunting (2) (Mlodinow/Stevens:Kosten) (first 11/5) last 11/6

Logan/Washington Counties
++++Prewitt Reservoir area
Eastern Bluebird (Mlodinow/James Mccall) (first 11/5) last 11/8
Greater Scaup (Stevens:Kosten) first 11/6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Jeff Dawson/Stevens:Kosten) (first 9/30) last 11/6
Eastern Screech-Owl (Stevens:Kosten) last 11/6

Morgan County
++++Jackson Reservoir & area
Common Loon (Mlodinow/Stevens:Kosten) (first 11/5) last 11/6
Bonaparte's Gull (5) (Mlodinow/Stevens:Kosten) (first 11/5) last 11/6
Eastern Screech-Owl (Stevens:Kosten) last 11/6
Long-eared Owl (2) (Stevens:Kosten) last 11/6

Sedgwick County
++++DePoorter Lake
Fox Sparrow (red form) (Stevens:Kosten) first 11/5
Harris's Sparrow (Stevens:Kosten) first 11/5
Greater White-fronted Goose (7) (Mlodinow) first 11/5
Harris's Sparrow (Mlodinow) first 11/5


Chaffee County
++++Link School Camp
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Christian Hagenlocher) (first 9/30)
last 11/5

Clear Creek County
++++Guanella Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Campgrounds (Paul Ode) last 11/8

Dolores County
++++Dove Creek
Lewis's Woodpecker (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) first 11/6

Eagle/Pitkin Counties
++++Ruedi Reservoir
Barrow's Goldeneye (male) (Filby/Vic Zerbi) (first 10/31) 9; last 11/7

Fremont County
++++Brush Hollow Wildlife Area
White-winged Scoter (Jerry DeBoer) first 11/7
Long-tailed Duck (3) (Jerry DeBoer) first 11/7

Garfield County
++++Rifle Gap Reservoir
Common Loon (JoAnn Riggle) first 11/8
Bewick's Wren (2) (Riggle) first 11/8
++++Fravert Reservoir
Bewick's Wren (JoAnn Riggle) first 11/8
++++Douglas Pass
Rosy Finches (66, 3 species) (Brett Walker) first 11/7

La Plata County
++++Pastorius Reservoir
White-throated Sparrow (Jason St. Pierre) first 11/7
(near the footbridge over the water inlet)

Mesa County
++++Vega State Park
White-winged Scoter (6) (Denise & Mark Vollmar) first 11/8
++++The Adobes
Chukar (9) (Janet Haw) first 11/7
++++Highline Lake State Park
Common Loon (2) --Mack Mesa Lake (Lee Stigen/Mike Henwood) (first 11/3)
last 11/6

Moffat County
++++WFMC Gravel Pit Ponds
Tundra Swan (2 adult) (Forrest Luke) (first 11/1) last 11/8
Common Loon (Luke) first 11/8
Barrow's Goldeneye (female) (Luke) first 11/8
(view from an informational kiosk turnoff almost directly across from the
Hwy 13 turnoff to Craig Station power plant)

Montezuma County
++++Narraguinnep Reservoir
Surf Scoter (Jason St. Pierre/James Beatty) (first 11/4) last 11/8
++++Denny Lake Park
White-throated Sparrow (Jim Beatty) first 11/8

Montrose County
++++The Adobes
Chukar (9) (Janet Haw) first 11/7
++++East 5th Avenue, Nucla
Pinyon Jay (53) (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/15) 42; last 11/7
++++Black Canyon Crystal Dam
Barrow's Goldeneye (2) (Betty Fenton) (first 11/4) 4 female, last 11/6

Ouray County
++++Ridgway State Park
Common Loon (3) (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright/Kent Nelson) (first 10/31) 7;
last 11/8
Lesser Black-backed Gull --Dallas Creek (Betty Fenton) first 11/8

Park County
++++Spinney Mountain
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (20) (James Mccall) first 11/7
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (20) (James Mccall) first 11/7
++++Eleven Mile Reservoir
Pacific Loon (Owens & all/James Mccall) (first 11/4) last 11/7

Routt County
++++Lake Catamount
Greater Scaup (JoAnn Riggle/Tresa Moulton) (first 10/22) 1; last 11/7
Barrow's Goldeneye (JoAnn Riggle/Moulton) (first 10/22) 8; last 11/7

Good Birding!

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