Date: 1/6/18 3:10 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 January 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 6, 2018

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 6 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.

Graylag Goose (Pueblo)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Adams, Boulder, El Paso, Fremont, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (Boulder, Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Larimer)
EURASIAN WIGEON (*Fremont)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Boulder)
Greater Scaup (Delta, Jefferson, *Pueblo)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, *La Plata, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams, Chaffee, Garfield, La Plata, Pueblo)
Greater Prairie-Chicken (Yuma)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
Sandhill Crane (Fremont)
Least Sandpiper (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (*Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Arapahoe, Kiowa, *Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Boulder, Larimer, *Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (*Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Double-crested Cormorant (Adams, Jefferson, *Pueblo)
American White Pelican (Adams, Boulder, Douglas)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Snowy Owl (Jefferson)
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (*El Paso)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Teller)
Black Phoebe (Adams)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, *Broomfield, Denver, Larimer)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa, Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (*El Paso)
Common Raven (Adams)
Mountain Chickadee (Arapahoe)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Eastern Bluebird (Douglas, Pueblo)
Western Bluebird (Pueblo)
Mountain Bluebird (Douglas, Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (*Arapahoe)
Varied Thrush (*El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (Jackson)
American Pipit (Boulder)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Teller)
Black Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Red Crossbill (Arapahoe, Larimer, Weld)
White-winged Crossbill (Larimer)
European Goldfinch (*Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Cheyenne, *El Paso, Pueblo)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Cheyenne)
McCown’s Longspur (Cheyenne)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, *Larimer)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*El Paso, Jefferson, *Larimer, Montrose, *Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, La Plata, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Boulder, Pitkin)
Harris’s Sparrow (Larimer, Pueblo)
Common Yellowthroat (Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Pine Warbler (Larimer)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Adams, *Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 29 on S. Platte River at sewage treatment plant near 64th
and York, Bob Canter reported Black Phoebe. This would be a new county
record if accepted. On December 30 at 64th and York, Bob Canter and Eric
DeFonso reported Black Phoebe. On Janaury 1 at 64th and York along the S
Platte River, Eric DeFonso reported Black Phoebe. On January 3 east of 2
water discharges of sewage treatment plant, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported Black Phoebe. On January 4 at water treatment plant, Sue Riffe
reported 4 Double-crested Cormorants.
---On January 1 at S Platte River at 99th Ave, Richard Trinker reported 6
Barrow’s Goldeneyes (4m, 2f)
---On January 1 at S Platte River at McKay Road and 100th Ave, Susan Rosine
reported 2 Double-crested Cormorants and 2 American White Pelicans.
---On January 1 on S Platte River and mouth of Sand Creek, Glenn Walbek and
Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater White-fronted Goose, Black Phoebe,
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), and Double-crested Cormorant. On January 2
on S Platte River and mouth of Sand Creek, Jeff Dawson reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants. On January 3 at S Platte River and mouth of
Sand Creek, Gabriel Wiltse reported Greater White-fronted Goose (about 58th
Ave) and 3 Double-crested Cormorant; Gregg Goodrich reported 1
Double-crested Cormorant and Black Phoebe; Norm Lewis reported
Double-crested Cormorant. On January 4 at S Platte River and mouth of Sand
Creek, Norm Lewis reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 1 on S Platte River at 88th Ave, Richard Trinker reported 5
Barrow’s Goldeneyes (3m, 2f) and 2 Double-crested Cormorants; Candice
Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant. On January 3 at S Platte River
at 88th, Charlie Curlee reported 4 Double-crested Cormorants; Gabriel
Wiltse reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 1 Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 3 on S Platte River, Hwy 224 and 68th Ave, Gabirel Wiltse
reported 10 Double-crested Cormorants.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

---On January 3 on High Line Canal Trail from E Quincy Ave to Three Ponds
Park, Elaine Wagner reported Hermit Thrush. On January 4 on High Line
Canal Trail from E Quincy Ave to Three Ponds Park, Diane Roberts reported 2
Pygmy Nuthatch
---On January 2 at Hollow Park, Cherry Hills Village, Gregg Goodrich and
Anna Troth reported Hermit Thrush. On January 5 at Dahlia Hollow Park,
Chris Gilbert reported Hermit Thrush.
---On January 2 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick reported White-winged
Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Say’s Phoebe. On
January 4 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 White-winged
Scoters, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, and 4 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls.
---On January 1 at High Line Canal in Cherry Hills Village, Jared Del Rosso
reported White-throated Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, 5 Pygmy Nuthatch, and 2
Mountain Chickadees.
---On January 5 at S Platte Reservoir, Joey Kellner reported YELLOW-BILLED
LOON in north end of reservoir.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaempfer, Richard
Trunker, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, and Luke Phenger reported 3 Trumpeter Swans
and Tundra Swan; Zmolek also reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese. On
January 1 Norm Lewis and Nick Moore reported 3 Trumpeter Swans, Tundra
Swans, and 2 Double-crested Cormorants. On January 2 at Valmont Reservoir
Complex, DFO Field Trip led by David Suddjian, Sue Riffe, David Waltman,
Willem Van Vliet, Alexander Brown, and Ted Floyd reported 3 Trumpeter Swans
and Tundra Swan. On January 3 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Trumpeter Swans and Tundra Swan.
---On January 4 at Golden Ponds in Longmont on Greenway trail, Jamie Simo
reported White-throated Sparrow and 2 Swamp Sparrows.
---On January 4 on Bear Canyon Trail, Ted Floyd reported Fox Sparrow.
---On January 4 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve in Lafayette, Randy
Siebert reported Trumpter Swan.
---On January 5 at Boulder Creek and 75th St, Leslie S reported European
Goldfinch.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 29 at Interlocken East Park, Nick Moore reported Say’s
Phoebe. On January 4 and January 5 at Interlocken East Park, Matt Hofeditz
reported Say’s Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Sands Lake SWA, Jack Harlan reported 6 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes (5m, 1f).

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On January 1 on 251 – 999 US 385 in Cheyenne Wells, Danny Akers reported
750 Lapland Longspurs and 20 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
---On January 1 on 44001 – 44237 US 385 in Cheyenne Wells, Danny Akers
reported 1600 Lapland Longspurs, 400 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and 100
McCown’s Longspurs.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Denver Botanic Gardens and Cheeseman Park Heidi
Retherford and Shannon Cwik reported Say’s Phoebe.
---On January 1 at 3228 – 32888 Florence Way in Denver, Mike Serruto
reported 2 Say’s Phoebe.
---On January 4 at Westerly Creek Park, Jason Bidgood reported Say’s Phoebe.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Parker Regional Park aka Salisbury Equestrian Park, Loch
Kilpatrick and Glenn Walbek reported BRANT and Amy Davis reported American
White Pelican. On January 2 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury
Equestrian Park), Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On January 4 in Franktown on Willow Lake Dr, Hugh Kingery reported 1
Mountain Bluebird and 1 Eastern Bluebird.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 21 and 22, David Tonnessen reported RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER
(ruber) on Miranda Road in Colorado Springs. This is a new state record if
accepted. The sapsucker has been seen on Broadmoor property. On January
1, the RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was reported by Mel Goff and many other
birders in Austrian Pines and once was see in the Ponderosa Pine on the
golf course. On January 2, the RED BREASTED SAPSUCEKR Was reported by Tim
Ryan and many other birders at its usual spot; John Bruder also reported
Northern Goshawk, David Tonnessen reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On
January 3 Bill Fink, Lisa Edwards and John Drummond and others reported
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER at Austrian Pine at 13 Miranda Road, Cynthia Madsen
and David Hill reported the sapsucker at the Golf Course. On January 4
Chris Brobin and Brandon Percival and several other birders reported RED-
BREASTED SAPSUCKER at Austrian Pines at 13 Miranda Road. On January 5 Kara
Carragher and several other birders reported RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER at
Austrian Pines at 13 Miranda Road.
---On December 31 at Northern Cheyenne Canyon Park in Colorado Springs, Deb
Carstensen reported Varied Thrush. The bird was along Cheyenne Creek
upstream from footbridge near parking lot. This park is across the street
from Starsmore Nature Center. On January 1 the Varied Thrush was seen by
many birders at Starsmore Nature Center. On January 2, at Starsmore
Discovery Center, Kevin Ash and many other birders reported Varied Thrush;
Heidi Eaton also reported 4 Red Crossbills. On January 3 at Starsmore
Nature Center and S Cheyenne Canyon, Bill Fink, Lisa Edwards, and John
Drummond and several other birders reported Varied Thrush; Diane Roberts
also reported 3 Red Crossbill. On January 4 at Starsmore Nature Center
and S Cheyenne Canyon, Crhis Brobin and Brandon Percival and several other
birders reported Varied Thrush. On January 5 at Starsmore Nature Center
and S Cheyenne Canyon, Kara Carragher and others reported Varied Thrush.
---On January 4 on Meridian Road just S of Hanover Road, Brandon Percival,
Kevin Ash, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported Greater Roadrunner. On
January 5 near intersection of Meridian Road and Hanover Road, Mel and
Jeanne Goff and Richard Bunn and Tanja Britton reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On January 5 on Hanover Road, Richard Bunn, Tanja Britton, Alan and
MaryLynne Ketcham reported 2 Chichuahuan rave, Lincoln’s Sparrow,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 3 Lapland Longsurs, and Curve-billed Thrasher.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Canon City Valco Ponds, the DFO trip led by Joey Kellner
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese and Sandhill Crane.
---On January 5 at Canon City Valco Pond, Brandon Percival, Bill Maynard,
and Jerry DeBoer reported EURASIAN WIGEON. This is private property so
observed behind fence.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 2 in Carbondale, Dick Filby reported 11 Barrow’s Goldeneyes
on Roaring Fork Looking downstream from, road bridge on Catherine Store
Road.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On January 2 in Walden, Rachel Hopper reported a flock of 50 Bohemian
Waxwings at intersection of Hwy 14 and Main St.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 23 near Stanley Lake on light pole at 88th and Queen, Bars
Moore reported Snowy Owl. On December 24 near Standley Lake (south) at
88th Pkwy and Newcombe, Victoria Baldwin reported Snowy Owl. Please view
from a distance. On December 25, the Snowy Owl was reported by Bez
Bezuidenhout at Colorado Hill Open Space which is NW of Standley Lake, then
many birders reported Snowy Owl on 100th Ave on the north side of Standley
Lake. Last report of the Snowy Owl on December 25 was from South Shore of
Standley Lake by Timo Mitzen. On December 26, the Snowy Owl was reported
sitting on the dam in the afternoon by Paul Hurado and several other
birders. It was best viewed from the parking lot of the middle school on
100th Ave. Around 5 pm the owl took off from the dam. On December 27,
Peter Gent and others reported Snowy Owl on roof of wayne Carle Middle
School on 100th Ave around 10 am. Norm Erthal reported that 2 Crows
harassed the Snowy Owl around 10:42 causing it to fly south. Paul Hurtado
and many other birders reported the Snowy Owl on the South Shore near 86th
and Queen in the afternoon. Kevin De Boer reported the Snowy Owl on a park
bench at 4:30. On December 28 the Standley Lake Snowy Owl was seen perched
on a rooftop on a house NE of the middle school on 100th Ave by David
Tonnessen and many other birders. On December 29 the Snowy Owl was first
reported on South Shore by Joseph Hartman, then in a tree on west side of
lake by a red barn by Chris Wood, then the Snowy Owl spent the most time at
a house at 99th Place and Independence Dr near the middle school on a
chimney top reported by Brian Johnson and several other birders. On
December 31 at Standley Lake south Shore, Steven Snyder reported Snowy Owl
atop a gazebo. On January 1 at Standley Lake on S side of Lake near 88th
and Independence, Gabriel Wiltse reported Snowy Owl.
---On December 29 at Coors Ponds, Chris Wood and Jessie Barry reported
Red-necked Grebe. On January 1 at Coors Pond, Aaron Shipe, Frank Farrell,
and Tom Behnfield reported Red-necked Grebe. On January 3 at Coors Pond,
Debbie and Tom Behnfield reported Long-tailed Duck and Red-necked Grebe.
On January 5 at Coors Ponds, Gwen Moore, Frank Farrell, Brian Johnson, and
Pablo Quezada reported 2 Long-tailed Ducks and Red-necked Grebe.
---On January 1 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Dale Pate reported 2
Double-crested Cormorants.
---On January 4 at South Platte Reservoir, SW Bay, Elaine Wagner reported 5
Greater Scaup.
---On January 5 at South Platte Reservoir, SW Bay, Myron Gerhard reported
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On January 1 on southernmost section Animas River Trail, Susan Allerton
reported Swamp Sparrow. On January 1 on Animas River Trail behind Home
Depot, Jason St Pierre and Ryan Volta reported Swamp Sparrow.
---On January 1 on Animas River trail behind Escalante School, Susan
Allerton reported 3 Barrow’s Goldeneyes (1f, 2m)
---On January 3 at Bodo SWA, Jason St. Pierre and Ryan Volta reported
White-winged Scoter.
---On January 5 at CR 210 on Lake Nighthorse, Jack Maher reported
White-winged Scoter.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 26, the HARRIS’S HAWK was by Bob Spencer at the Welcome
Center, by Paul Ode in ditch S of Visitor Center, and by Brad Denter at
Running Deer/Cottonwood Hollow; Gary Lefko reported the hawl near a
motorcycle business N of Prospect Road on Frontage road. On December 29
the HARRIS’S HAWK was reported by Robert Beauchamp, Susan Rosine, Glenn
Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, and Alec Hopping in the vicinity of the Welcome
Center. On December 30, Adam Veseley, Maggie Boswell, and Sandy Arnesen
reported HARRIS’S HAWK at recycle center; Jim Thomspon reported HARRIS’S
HAWK east of visitor center. There were several birders who saw the
HARRIS’S HAWK on December 30 but there were no e-Bird reports. On January
2, Walter Wehtje reported HARRIS’S HAWK SW of Rest Area.
---On December 27 at 3645 Wild Horse Ct in Loveland, Joe Mammoser reported
Pine Warbler which was also seen by David Wade, Nick Komar, and Walter
Wehtje. On December 29, Dave Leatherman reported Pine Warbler at Wild
Horse Ct. in Loveland. On December 30 at W 37th St, Joey Angstman reported
Pine Warbler. On December 31, Diane Kristoff, Christine and Richard Sparks
reported Pine Warbler at Wild Horse Ct in Loveland. On January 1 at Wild
Hourse Ct, John Reichardt, and several other birders reported Pine
Warbler. On January 2 at 3600 Wild Horse Ct, Georgian Doyle, David Wade,
Michael Costello, Nick Komar, and Dave Leatherman reported Pine Warbler.
---On January 1 at Glade Reservoir, David Wade and Sean Walters reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On January 1 at Grandview Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported 25 Type 4
Red Crossbills.
---On January 1 at Carter Lake, Nick Komar reported Red-necked Grebe and
Glaucous Gull.
---On January 3 at 2127 E Harmony Road (UHC/PVH Imaging Center), Brad
Biggerstaff reported Say’s Phoebe in bare tree.
---On January 3 at Rocky Mountain NP Lily Lake Area, Austin Hess and Joshua
Smith reported White-winged Crossbill.
---On January 4 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake),
Cliff Hendrick, Nick Komar, and April Eisele reported Trumpter Swan and
Tundra Swan.
---On January 5 on Big Thompson River Rec Trail between Taft and Wilson in
Loveland, Elain Coley reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On January 5 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Andy Bankert and Carl
Bendorf reported Fox Sparrow (Red) with a flock of Juncos at intersection
of Alden and Wilcox Trail.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On January 2 on CC Rd W of 2700 Rd in Nucla, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On January 3 at Aspen Center for Enviornmental Studies, Jason Gregg
reported White-throated Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 1 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Tom Bunker reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 1 at Pueblo Reservoir, Joey Kellner and DFO
Field Trip reported 2 Double-crested Cormorants, Great Black-backed Gull,
and Lapland Longpsur. On January 5 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina,
Gloria Nikolai and Loch Kilpatrick reported 7 Greater Scaup, Pacific Loon,
Double-crested Cormorant, Glaucous Gull, 2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Great
Black-backed Gull and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
---On January 3 at Pueblo Reservoir spillway to Juniper Road, Paul Hurtado
reported Prairie Warbler. On January 4 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tanja Britton
and Richard Bunn reported Prairie Warbler. On January 5 on Juniper Road at
Pueblo Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick reported Mew Gull, Iceland (Thayer’s)
Gull, and Prairie Warbler.
---On January 1 at Pueblo Reservoir, Kevin DeBoer reported Pacific Loon,
Least Sandpiper, Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Prairie Warbler, and
Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On January 1 at Lake Beckwith, Gwen Moore and Paul Hurtado reported
White-winged Scoter; Moore also reported Eastern Bluebird, 4 Western
Bluebird and 5 Mountain Bluebirds and Harris’s Sparrow. On January 2 at
Lake Beckwith, Elizabeth Smith reported Graylag Goose, White-winged Scoter,
and Steller’s Jay.
---On January 1 at 505-557 Juniper Road in Pueblo Reservoir, Tom Bunker
reported 15 Mountain Bluebirds, Prairie Warbler, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On January 1 on Arkansas River E of Pueblo Blvd, Jerry and Kevin DeBoer
reported Carolina Wren. On January 4 on Arkansas River Trail East of
Pueblo Blvd, Tanja Britton reported Carolina Wren and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
On January 5 on Arkansas River Trail East of Pueblo Blvd, Loch Kilpatrick
reported Carolina Wren and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On January 3 at Pueblo Reservoir Sailboard Launch area, Paul Hurtado
reported Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull and Great Black-backed Gull.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On January 3 on CR 861 south of Victor, Kevin Ash, reported 30 Black
Rosy-Finch, 10 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and 10 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.
---On January 3 on Pancake Rock Trail section after it diverges from
Horsethief Falls Trail, Kevin Ash reported 6 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers. On January 5, on Pancake Rock Trail, John Maynard reported 9
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 2 at Glenmere Park in Greely, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red
Crossbills.
---On January 2 at Poudre Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Common Yellowthroat.

DFO Field Trips:
The DFO Field trip for Saturday, January 6 will be a Chase Trip led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508) This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, January 6 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955) This trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, January 7 will be to Barr Lake State Park
led by Ira Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172) This trip is
full.

The DFO Field trip for Tuesday, January 9 will be to Aurora Reservoir and
Prairie Roads led by David Suddjian (dssuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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