Date: 1/24/18 8:40 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday,, January 24
Compiler: Bill Kaempfer
e-mail: RBA AT<>
Date: January 24, 2018

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 24 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 (*Adams, *Boulder, *Delta, Jefferson, *Pueblo)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Weld)
Greater Scaup (*Boulder, *Douglas, *El Paso)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe, *Fremont)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Adams, *Fremont, *Mesa, *Summit)
Red-necked Grebe (*Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (*Boulder)
Greater Roadrunner (*Bent, *El Paso)
Mew Gull (*Pueblo)
California Gull (*Arapahoe,*Larimer)
Iceland Gull (*Arapahoe, El Paso, *Larimer, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (*Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Snowy Owl (*Boulder,*Pueblo)
Say’s Phoebe (*Adams, *Arapahoe)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (*Arapahoe)
Varied Thrush (El Paso)
American Pipit (*Eagle)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Larimer, *Park)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Park)
Common Redpoll (Chaffee, *Larimer)
Harris’s Sparrow (*El Paso, *Prowers)
Bohemian Waxwing (*Larimer)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
Rusty Blackbird (Pueblo)

--On January 18 at Wadley Reservoir Adam Green reported Say’s Phoebe.
---On January 20 at Barr Lake State Park, Bruce Snyder reported 1 Greater White-fronted Goose.

--On January 19, at Ketring Park Mary Geder, Diane Roberts and Rebecca LaRoche reported Hermit Thrush.
--On January 20, Ben Sampson reported continuing Barrow’s Goldeneye.
--On January 20 at Inverness Golf Course Kay Rasmussen reported Say’s Phoebe.
--On January 22 Frank Ferrell reported Winter Wren at 8413 E. Crescent Circle in Greenwood Village. Bird re-found by Mark Chavez and Rob Raker on January 23 at 8350..
--On January 23, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, California, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
—On January 23 at South Platte Reservoir, White-winged Scoter and Yellow-billed Loon continue to be reported by mob. The loon is also reported to drift to Jefferson County.

---On January 6 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported 1st cyc Glaucous Gull, 3 American White Pelicans, 2 Doube-crested Cormorants. Best viewpoint is Overlook Point on the North side of the Reservoir.
—On January 13 Duane Nelson reported White-winged Scoter (f) viewed from one mile west of Overlook Point on the North side at John Martin Reservoir.
—On January 13 Duane Nelson reported 1st cyc Glaucous Gull from the East side of Overlook Point. Duane Nelson also reported many Lapland Longspurs flying overhead almost everywhere they stopped. On January 17 Jane Stulp reported Glaucous Gull, 1 Chihuahuan Raven, and 3 Lapland Longspur at John Martin Reservoir-Dam area. On January 17 Jane Stulp reported 2 Greater Roadrunner at Lake Hasty (lake and campground).
--On January 22, Janeal Thompson reported Greater Roadrunner at John Martin State Park.

--On January 17 at Walden Ponds, Lindsay Purifoy reported a Harris’s Sparrow.
--On January 19 Mark Minner-Lee reported Greater White-fronted Goose at Waneka Reservoir.
--On January 19 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S. reported White-winged Dove.
--On January 20 at Boulder Reservoir many observers reported 2 Snowy Owl, not reported since.
--On January 22, David Chernack reported 2 Greater Scaup at Erie Reservoir.

--On January 20, Jon Horn reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Confluence Park.

---On January 8 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch Kilpatrick, Dale Pate, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT. Last report by Joe Roller and Joey Kellner on January 20.
--On January 20 at Parker Regional Park Tom and Debbie Behnfield reported 2 Greater Scaup.

--On January 22 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands Marbry Hopkins reported American Pipit.

---On December 21 David Tonnessen reported RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (ruber) on Miranda Road in Colorado Springs, most recently re-found by Ernie Bradley on January 19.
---On January 17 JoAnn Riggle and Linda Hodges most recently reported Varied Thrush at Starsmore Discovery Center.
---On January 20 along Hanover Road, Mark Chavez and mob. reported continuing Greater Roadrunner.
--On January 21 at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Jim Merritt reported a Harris’s Sparrow.

--On January 19 at Tunnel Drive, Rich Miller reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
--On January 20 at Valco Pond, DFO Field Trip reported one Greater White-fronted Goose.
--On January 20 at Tunnel Drive, Jerry DeBoer reported Long-tailed Duck.
--On January 21 at Valco Pond, Joel Adams reported Barrows Goldeneye.

--On January 18 at Blue Mesa Reservoir, Jon Horn reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

--On January 15 Cory Brodzinski reported Greater White-fronted Goose at Robert A. Easton Regional Park, reported again by mob. On January 20.
--On January 23 at Denver West Office Park, Rob Raker reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

—On January 17 David Van Fleet reported 30 Bohemian Waxwing US-CO-Estes Park-Cow Creek Trail- 40.4316x-105.5012.
—On January 20 Carl Bendorf and John Rutenbeck most recently reported continging HARRIS’S HAWK at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow Natural Areas.
--On January 20 at the Sprague Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Jon Bitner reported Bohemian Waxwings.
--On January 21 at Livermore Community Church Andy Bankert reported 1 Brown-capped Rosy Finch, 1 Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, 15 rosy finch sp., and 3 Common Redpoll. Nick Komar re-found one Common Redpoll on January 22.
---On January 22 at Carter Lake, Nick Komar, Andy Bankert and other observers reported Iceland, Iceland (Thayer’s), California, Lesser Black-backed and Glaucous Gulls.
--On January 23 at Horsetooth Mountain Park, Arvind Panjabi reported 9 Common Redpoll.

--On January 20, Ronda Woodward reported Barrow’s Goldeneye at Grand Junction Wildlife Area.

--On January 23 in Jefferson (town) Brian Johnson reported 4 Brown-capped Rosy-finches and 56 Gray-crowned Rosy-finches.

--On January 18 Janeal Thompson reported Northern Cardinal and Harris’s Sparrow at Lamar Community College Woods.

---On January 8 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina tires, Brandon Percival reported Snowy Owl seen most recently on January 22 by Michael Shoop.
—On January 18 Adam Vesley reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds working the shoreline of the stream just oorth of the Cottonwood Picnic area parking lot at Pueblo State Park.
--On January 18, JoAnn Andrews reported Mew Gull at Rock Creek Area below the Pueblo Reservoir Dam.
--On January 18 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Denise and Mark Vollmer reported Say’s Phoebe.
--On January 18 along the Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd., John Drummond reported Carolina Wren. Re-found by Mihm-Dunning and Dowell on January 20.
--On January 20, Van Truan reported one Greater White-fronted Goose at Huerfano Reservoir.
--On January 20, Heather and Riley Morris reported continuing Prairie Warbler in Rock Canyon below the Pueblo Reservoir Dam.
--On January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Wildlife Area David Tonnessen reported Red-necked Grebe.
--On January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, mob report continuing Great Black-backed Gull.

—On January 20 Phil Lyon reported continuing Barrow’s Goldeneye at Silverthorne WTP.

--On January 19 Jim Nachel reported Trumpeter Swan at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, continuing since at least the Rawhide CBC in December.
--On January 23 at Frederick Reservoir and Recreation Area, Steve Mlodinow reported Greater White-fronted Goose, Barrow’s Goldeneye.

DFO Field Trips upcoming in the next week:

Harriman Lake
Saturday, January 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edmund J Holub (Email: <edmund.holub...> Phone: 303-979-2194)
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Directions: Meet at Harriman Lake Parking lot at W. Quincey & S. Kipling Pkwy.
Dress for the weather and bring a scope if you have one. We will hike about one mile on flat trail.
Register online or contact leader.

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, January 28
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (Email: <KevyGudGuy...> Phone: 720-482-8454)
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 12
Directions: Meet at the parking lot at Castlewood Park, 5601 East Orchard DRIVE (not Orchard Road) at its intersection
with South Holly St.; about .1 mile north of the intersection of Holly and Orchard Road. There is a portable toilet at the
parking lot.
The paved trail follows the Greenwood Gulch waterway northwest for .75 mile, then joins the dirt High
Line Canal Trail that surrounds the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve. We’ll walk a 1.5 mile loop along the High
Line and through the Preserve back to the Greenwood Gulch trail then return to our starting point. Total
distance is about 3 miles. The trails border cattail marshes, wet meadows, and the typical High Line riparian
strip. There are a couple of small ponds in the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve at the northwest part of the loop.
Register online or contact leader.

Mueller State Park and Victor
Tuesday, January 30
5:30 AM - 3:30 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 12
Directions: Meet at Lowe's in Castle Rock near the outlet stores.. I-25 south, exit at Founders/Meadows Pkwy (exit 184),
turn right (west), then right on Santa Fe Dr (Hwy 85), then right on New Beale St. Exact address 1360 New Beale St,
Castle Rock, CO 80108
We will seek forest and mountain birds at Mueller, with possible Pygmy-Owl and Gray Jay, and look for
Rosy- finches at the nearby towns of Victor and Cripple Creek. Then we will make our way back via Road 87 to
Deckers and along the South Platte back toward Sedalia, birding as we go. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Bill Kaempfer

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