The topic of "what will be the next addition to the Colorado State List" has been thoughtfully covered in at least two articles over the years in Colorado Birds (nee' Journal of the CFO).
If someone can post that article, I'm sure it would be of widespread interest. As I recall, someone predicted the Brown Booby and others predicted Sandwich and Sooty Tern. It is fascinating reading. Some of the most prominent predictions were Black Vulture (Yes) and Cactus Wren (not yet).
I recall that a CFO goal was to make the articles searchable on line and hope that is being worked on. If not now, who could take the lead on this, among all of the keen CFO members? Once the articles are completely on line, one can read what Ted Floyd is referring to, as well as the sightings of Black-tailed Gnatcatcher with photo documentation.
Just to pique interest, Pileated Woodpecker is slowly breeding higher up the Arkansas River and has reached the middle of Kansas by now.
Joe Roller, Denver
On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 4:52 PM, 'VicZ24' via Colorado Birds < <cobirds...> wrote:
> If he finds a Rufous-backed Buzzard (or as is presently being called > Variable Hawk or Red-backed Hawk) shows up at Gunnison for seven years > would it be a first Colorado record? (Also picking off a festering wound). > > Vic Zerbi > Glenwood Springs, Colorado > > On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 3:52:12 PM UTC-7, Ted Floyd wrote: >> >> Okay, so he found Colorado's first Tropical Kingbird in September, then >> Colorado's first Red-breasted Sapsucker earlier this month. At this pace, >> he's due 3 or 4 more state firsts in 2018. Any guesses? >> >> Ted Floyd >> Lafayette, Boulder County >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<eae4c361-4695-42dc-b774-8923a5bab9d6...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<eae4c361-4695-42dc-b774-8923a5bab9d6...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >