Date: 4/5/18 8:35 am
From: John Todd <jflowerman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Digest for - 8 updates in 8 topics
Turkey vulture migration appears to be in full swing. I watched Thursday
morning as at least eighty of them rose on the warming air over Ft. Collins
and joined in flocks to head north.
John Todd
Larimer County

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> - Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 April 2018
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> Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (04 Apr 2018) 21 Raptors
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/667fce190b0acb15?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> <reports...>: Apr 04 08:36PM -0800
>
> Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
> Colorado, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 1 3 5
> Osprey 1 1 1
> Bald Eagle 1 2 5
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 5
> Cooper's Hawk 4 6 14
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 7 9 177
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Ferruginous Hawk 0 0 2
> Golden Eagle 0 0 8
> American Kestrel 0 2 16
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Prairie Falcon 1 1 3
> Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 4 4 8
> Unknown Buteo 1 1 6
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 1 1 2
>
> Total: 21 31 255
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:30:00
> Observation end time: 13:45:00
> Total observation time: 4.25 hours
>
> Official Counter: Joyce Commercon
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> There were a number of hikers and many bikers on the trail. One young woman
> hiker, who came for the view twice (on her trip out and back), asked if I
> was watching for something, so I was able to talk to her briefly about
> raptor migration. The only other visitors were a group of rather young
> teens that came up to sit and enjoy the view for a while.
>
>
> Weather:
> It was another pleasant, partly-sunny day on the ridge. Cloud-cover
> increased from 50 to 70 percent, with mostly translucent, sheet-like clouds
> thickening as the afternoon progressed. Winds were initially mild (bft 2)
> and from the east but shifted for a couple of hours to a blustery bft 3-4
> wind from the northwest. Winds then returned to come from the east at bft
> 3-4, calming to mild by mid-afternoon. Temperatures rose slightly from 12 C
> to 14 C. Visibility was good, with the usual haze at far distance in the
> valleys.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A few quick scans high in the sky, at the start of the watch, revealed
> where the activity was going to be today. Nearly all the migrants were
> spotted at height-of-flight 4 (beyond the unaided eye, but visible with 10X
> binoculars) by methodically scanning the sky with binocs. (The first few
> and the last few migrants were high as well but were still visible to the
> unaided eye.) Luckily, the variable cloud-cover made scanning at a
> controlled speed possible, so many raptors were able to be detected,
> although it is likely that some migrants were missed. The hours before noon
> MST saw the most migrants with a fairly steady stream of raptors (about 6
> per hour). Many passed overtop the Ridge, or not far to the east or west of
> the Ridge. Notable among the migrants was an Osprey, unique in shape and
> flight even when distant. There were also a fair number of accipiters, some
> of which remained unidentified, but there were some good views of Cooper’s
> Hawks. In the afternoon, a Prairie Falcon moved north, high, over the
> western valley and continued well past I70; suspected at first to be a
> local, it was not seen to deviate from its northward path nor was it seen
> to return. An immature Bald Eagle (likely a third-year) was also seen
> moving northward over the western valley. As usual, there were local Turkey
> Vultures and Red-tailed Hawks out and about today as well, but they didn’t
> seem to go as high as the migrants. The local Rooney Valley Red-tailed
> Hawks hung out and hunted together, and eventually perched side by side on
> the phone pole in the valley.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Also seen or heard were Townsend's Solitaire, Black-billed Magpie, Common
> Raven, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee and Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay.
>
> Predictions:
> There could be a push a migrants ahead of Friday's not-so-great weather...
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
> Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found
> at:
> http://www.birdconservancy.org/
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.
> php?rsite=123
>
> Site Description:
> Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
> the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
> Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
> the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
> long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
> Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
> Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
> Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
> Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
> Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
> Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
> The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
> the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.
>
> Directions to site:
> From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
> left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
> the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
> old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
> ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
> the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
> ridge.
> Back to top <#m_789780637875731626_digest_top>
> Swainson's Hawk, Jefferson Co
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/e8ee93f013bd3278?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Anne Price <raptoresse...>: Apr 05 12:23AM
>
> Saw my FOS Swainson's hawk this afternoon, 3:10 p.m, while going north on
> Kipling, just north of Ridge Rd. Took me three good looks to ID him, as he
> was repeatedly stooping out of the sky to harass a slow-moving red tail.
> It's now officially spring in my book!
>
> ~Anne Price
> Littleton, JeffCo
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> Turkey Vultures FOS - Boulder and Larimer counties
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/f92dd7e1d16d9e91?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> <irrivas15...>: Apr 04 01:02PM -0700
>
> Just saw one Turkey Vulture blowing around in the wind over intersection
> of Hwy36 & Hwy66 in Lyons. And one more flying over Pinewood Springs.
> More signs of spring!
>
>
> Irene Rivas
> Pinewood Springs
> Back to top <#m_789780637875731626_digest_top>
> Northern Cardinal
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/e62bea397966a8e?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>: Apr 04 01:47PM -0700
>
> I just heard a Northern Cardinal singing in the vicinity of Melody Park
> (16th and Kingwood) in north Boulder. It may be the same bird that has
> been reported in several areas on this side of town over the past several
> years, although there were no reports from 2017, as far as I read or
> heard. I'll report again if he's hanging around.
>
> Bob Fiehweg
> Boulder
> Back to top <#m_789780637875731626_digest_top>
> Gambel's Quail in My Yard [Weld]
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/3e08f0d0ce0417ab?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <coloradobirder...>: Apr 04 07:52AM -0700
>
> Hi all
>
> Just got a call from my wife and she is reporting a Gambel's Quail in our
> backyard at our ground feeders. Would this be considered an escapee-or
> wild? Definitely a new yard bird! :-)
>
> She is trying to capture photo with her film camera. I'm considering
> driving home to photo it.
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
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> Vermillion Flycatcher present
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/1681504e7a0b9b74?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Christy P <passerculus...>: Apr 04 07:46AM -0700
>
> Moving between Hanover Fire Station and Hanover cChurch, at the corner of
> Peyton Hwy and Hanover Road.
> Back to top <#m_789780637875731626_digest_top>
> Hanover Road Birds-El Paso County
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/1fc6f9f75bba9a27?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>: Apr 04 12:16PM
>
> On our way south to try for the Vermillion Flycatcher we had our FOS Turkey
> Vultures on I25 near the Air Force Academy. Then on Hanover Road about 1000
> feet west of De Groot Road on south side we had 2 singing Cassin’s Sparrows
> and a Sage Thrasher. Got recordings for the list of the sparrows. Then
> about 500 feet east of De Groot Road on north side of Hanover Road was a
> Burrowing Owl.
>
> And of course the Vermillion Flycatcher now wandered south of the Fire
> Station at the farm houses. And the Curved-billed Thrashers behind the fuel
> tanks in the cholla at the Fire Station. Fun birding area and didn’t even
> make it to Chico. 6 first of year birds so very fun outing.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
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> Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 April 2018
> <http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/8676a5a3cf69ac18?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>: Apr 04 04:12AM -0600
>
> Compiler: Joyce Takamine
> Date: April 4, 2018
> e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
>
> This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 4 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.
> Snow Goose (Boulder, *Garfield)
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Jefferson,Weld)
> Wood Duck (Summit)
> White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
> Barrow’s Goldeneye (Arapahoe, San Miguel)
> Ring-necked Pheasant (Boulder, Weld)
> Dusky Grouse (*Delta)
> Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
> Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
> White-winged Dove (Weld)
> Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
> White-throated Swift (Pueblo)
> Virginia Rail (Chaffee)
> Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Chaffee, *Jefferson, Rio Grande, Saguache, Weld)
> Black-necked Stilt (Rio Grande, Weld)
> Mountain Plover (El Paso, Weld)
> Long-billed Curlew (Weld)
> Baird’s Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
> Least Sandpiper (*La Plata)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (El Paso, Mesa)
> Spotted Sandpiper (El Paso)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (Boulder, Denver Douglas, *El Paso, *Jefferson, Pueblo,
> Weld)
> Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, El Paso, Pueblo)
> Bonaparte’s Gull (Boulder, *Chaffee, Larimer, Pueblo)
> Franklin’s Gull (Larimer, Pueblo)
> California Gull (Douglas, Mesa)
> Iceland Gull (El Paso, Pueblo)
> YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Pueblo)
> American White Pelican (Douglas)
> Great Egret (Chaffee)
> Snowy Egret (*Adams, Denver)
> Turkey Vulture (Douglas, Pitkin)
> Osprey (Boulder, Mesa, Pueblo, Weld)
> Northern Goshawk (Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
> Swainson’s Hawk (Weld)
> Burrowing Owl (El Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
> Red-napped Sapsucker (Douglas)
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
> Black Phoebe (*Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
> Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, *Fremont, Pueblo)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (*El Paso)
> Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*Adams)
> Chihuahuan Raven (Fremont, El Paso)
> Tree Swallow (Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, Pueblo)
> Violet-green Swallow (Pueblo)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Archuleta)
> Bank Swallow (Larimer, Pueblo)
> Cliff Swallow (Larimer, Pueblo, Weld)
> Barn Swallow (Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld)
> Mountain Chickadee (Weld)
> Bushtit (Weld)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Arapahoe)
> Golden-crowned Kinglet (Weld)
> Eastern Bluebird (Weld)
> Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
> Brown Thrasher (Baca)
> Sage Thrasher (El Paso, Weld)
> Bohemian Waxwing (Clear Creek)
> Northern Mockingbird (Baca, Broomfield, El Paso)
> Common Redpoll (Boulder, Summit)
> Red Crossbill (Adams)
> Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
> Cassin’s Sparrow (*El Paso)
> Vesper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
> Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
> Sagebrush Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
> Savannah Sparrow (Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo, Saguache, Weld)
> Lincoln’s Sparrow (Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso,
> Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Saguache, Summit)
> White-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
> Harris’s Sparrow (Denver, El Paso, Pueblo)
> Yellow-headed Blackbird (Montrose, Rio Grande)
> EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Weld)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Boulder, Broomfield, Pueblo, Weld, Yuma)
> Common Yellowthroat (Douglas)
> Pine Warbler (Larimer)
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
> ---On March 30 at Big Dry Creek OS, David Ely reported Northern
> Mockingbird.
> ---On March 31 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Lorraine Lanning
> reported 2 Snowy Egret. On April 1 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley
> Park), Gwen Moore reported Snowy Egret. On April 3 at Lowell Ponds (Clear
> Creek Valley Park), Christy Payne reported Snowy Egret.
> ---On March 31 at Barr Lake Boat Ramp area, Heather and Riley Morris
> reported Barn Swallow.
> ---On April 1 at East Lake Shores Park, Brian Genge reported 15 Red
> Crossbills. On April 3 at east Lake Shores Park, Don Mullson reported
> Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay.
> ---On April 3 at Lake Sangraco, Christy Payne reported Snowy Egret.
>
> ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
>
> ---On March 29 at 26000 E. Quincy Ave
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26000+E.+Quincy+Ave&entry=gmail&source=g>, in
> Aurora, Cheri Phillips reported
> Sage Thrasher.
> ---On March 30 at South Platte Reservoir, Ben Sampson reported White-winged
> Scoter. On March 31 at South Platte Reservoir, Sheridan Samano and Tom
> Bunker reported White-winged Scoter.
> ---On March 30 at South Platte Park C470 area, Ben Sampson reported 2 f
> Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On March 31 at South Platte Park C470 area, Edward
> Donnan reported 2 f Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
> ---On April 2 on High Line Canal Trail w Mineral Ave to S Elati St, Bill
> Schreitz reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
>
> ARCHULETA COUNTY:
> ---On April 2 at Pagsoa Springs Town Park, Ben Bailey reported Northern
> Rough-winged Swallow
>
> BACA COUNTY:
> ---On April 1 at Springfield Water Treatment Plant, Tony Leukering reported
> Brown Thrasher and Northern Mockingbird.
>
> BOULDER COUNTY:
> ---On March 29 at Golden Ponds Parks, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe
> and 13 Tree Swallows.
> ---On March 30 at Boulder Reservoir complex, Chris Brown, Dan Zmolek, and
> Leslie S reported 2 Snow Geese. On April 1 at Boulder Reservoir Complex,
> Peter Burke reported 2 Snow Geese.
> ---On March 29 at Meyers Gulch Trail, Tend, Hannah, and Andrew Floyd
> reported Common Redpoll.
> ---On March 30 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke and Tracy Pheneger, John
> Rutenbeck, Dan Zmolek, and Leslie S reported Osprey, 3 Greater Yellowlegs,
> Lesser Yellowlegs, Tree Swallow, Brown-headed Cowbird. On March 31 at
> Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Laura Steadman and Melissa Mezger reported 2 Osprey,
> Lincoln’s Sparrow and Brown-headed Cowbird, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO Field
> Trip reported 2 Osprey and 2 Barn Swallow.
> ---On March 30 at White Rocks Trail, Christian Nunes reported Ring-necked
> Pheasant, Sagebrush Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On March 31 at White
> Rock Trail, Peter Burke and several other birders reported Sagebrush
> Sparrow and some reported Sandhill Crane. On April 1 on White Rocks
> Trail, Ron Podhajsky reported Sagebrush Sparrow.
> ---On March 31 at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
> reported Lincoln’s Sparrow; Norm Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe. On April 1
> at Boulder Creek and 85th St, Peter Burke reported Eastern Phoebe.
>
> BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
> ---On March 29 at W 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Tree Swallows.
> ---On March 31 at Plaster Reservoir, David Ely reported Lincoln’s Sparrow
> and Brown-headed Cowbird. On April 1 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz
> reported Barn Swallow.
>
> CHAFFEE COUNTY:
> ---On April 2 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported Great
> Egret, 5 Sandhill Cranes, and Bonaparte’s Gull. On April 3 at Buena Vista
> Ice Pond (view from road), Mike Buccieri reported Bonaparte’s Gull.
>
> CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
> ---On April 1 while snowshoeing up Guanella Pass, Glenn Walbek reported 14
> Bohemian Waxwing about halfway up at about 11,300 ft; Christian Hagenlocher
> reported 18 Bohemian Waxwings.
>
> DELTA COUNTY:
> ---On April 2 above Hotchkiss in Gambel Oak, Leon Thurmon reported Booming
> Dusky Grouse.
>
> DENVER COUNTY:
> ---On March 30 at First Creek at DEN OS, Cheri Phillips reported Harris’s
> Sparrow. On April 1 at First Creek at DEN OS, John Breitsch and Jeff
> Dawson reported Harris’s Sparrow. On April 2 at First Creek at DEN OS, Dan
> Pointon reported Harris’s Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow.
> ---On March 31 at Windsor Lake, Christina Yeagley reported Lesser
> Yellowlegs.
> ---On April 1 at Washington Park, Joe Roller reported Snowy Egret on
> Grasmere Lake.
> ---On April 1 at Westerly Creek Park, Jason Bidgood reported Harris’s
> Sparrow bet Creek and Beehler at about 23rd Ave.
>
> DOUGLAS COUNTY:
> ---On March 30 at Chatfield SP, Tom Gannon reported 3 Sagebrush Sparrows
> hopping around Heronry Picnic Area parking lot. On March 31 at Chatfield
> SP, Joey Kellner et al reported Eastern Phoebe. On March 31 at Chatfield
> SP Plum Creek Delta, Matt Crooks reported Common Yellowthroat.
> ---On March 29 at Chatfield SP Model Airplane Field, Dale Pate and Cheri
> Phillips reported Savannah Sparrow.
> ---On March 30 at Sedalia, Norm Lewis reported Red-naped Sapsucker.
> ---On April 1 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
> Cynthia Kristensen reported Lesser Yellowlegs. On April 2 at Parker
> Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Tim Ryan reported Lesser
> Yellowlegs.
>
> EL PASO COUNTY:
> ---On March 31 on Hanover Road, Kevin Ash reported 4 Cassin’s Sparrows. On
> April 1 on Hanover Rd, Ginny Bergstrom reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker,
> Chihuahuan Raven, and Curve-billed Thrasher; Robb Hinds reported 5
> Burrowing Owls and 7 Curve-billed Thrashers; Roger Masey reported Cassin’s
> Sparrow and Curve-billed Thrasher.
> ---On March 29 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Eric Plage reported Greater
> Roadrunner, pair of Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 2 Curve-billed Thrashers,
> and 14 Cassin’s Sparrows.
> ---On March 30 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Tanja Britton reported Lincoln’s
> Sparrow.
> ---On March 29 at Kettle Lakes, David Tonnessen reported 3 Lincoln’s
> Sparrows. On March 30 at Kettle Creek Lakes, Del Nelson reported 2
> Lincoln’s Sparrows.
> ---On March 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Long-billed
> Dowitcher and 5 Greater Yellowlegs. On March 30 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
> Norm Lewis reported 4 Greater Yellowlegs. On March 31 at Ramah Reservoir
> SWA, Alan and May-Lynne Ketcham reported Long-billed Dowitcher.
> ---On March 29 on Voyager Pkwy south of North Gate Blvd, Roger Massey
> reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
> ---On March 31 at Squirrel Creek Rd reservoir, Aaron Driscoll, Jim Merritt,
> and David Tonnessen reported 2 Lesser Yellowlegs. On April 2 at Squirrel
> Creek Rd Reservoir, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham, John Drummond, Joy and
> Leonard Lake reported Lesser Yellowlegs; Gloria Nikolai reported 3 Lesser
> Yellowlegs. On April 3 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Diane Roberts,
> Chris Brobin and Tanja Britton reported Lesser Yellowlegs.
> ---On March 31 at Hanover Road Windmill Oasis, Aaron Driscoll reported
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
> ---On March 31 at Fountain Creek Regional Park/ Willow Spring Road, Chris
> McReynolds reported Spotted Sandpiper.
> ---On April 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Bill Kosar found m Vermilion
> Flycatcher and many other birders were able to see it. Brandon Percival
> also reported Cassin’s Sparrow and Mel and Jeanne Golf reported
> Curve-billed Thrasher. On April 2 at Hanover Fire Station, Linda Hodges
> and many other birders reported m Vermilion Flycatcher and Curve-billed
> Thrashers, and Cassin’s Sparrows. On April 3 at Hanover Fire Station,
> David Tonnessen and several other birders reported that the Vermilion
> Flycatcher continues with Curve-billed Thrashers.
> ---On April 2 on South Peyton Hwy at 1st Ranch house south of Hanover Fire
> Station on west side of road from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Gregg Goodrich and Debbie
> Barnes reported Vermilion Flycatcher.
> ---On April 2 at Chico Basin Ranch on road to banding station, Linda Hodges
> reported 4 Sage Thrashers.
> ---On April 2 at Hanover Road and De Groot, Linda Hodges reported 4
> Burrowing Owls.
> ---On April 2 at Squirrel Creek Rd and Bar O Rd, John Bruder reported 6
> Chestnut-Collared Longspurs. On April 2 at Squirrel Creek Rd East, Monday
> Birders reported 3 Burrowing Owls and 3 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
> ---On April 3 on De Groot Rd, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Cassin’s Sparrows.
> ---On April 3 on Hanover Road, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Cassin’s Sparrows.
>
> FREMONT COUNTY:
> ---On April 2, SeEtta Moss reported Black Phoebe at Florence River Park,
> MacKenzie Ave Bridge in Canon City, Sell’s Lake in Canon City.
> ---On April 3, SeEtta Moss reported 2 Eastern Phoebe at Tunnel Drive Rd in
> Canon City, and 2 Eastern Phoebe at Sell’s Lake Trailhead to Canon City
> Riverwalk.
>
> GARFIELD COUNTY:
> ---On April 3 at Ponds near Rifle Garfield Airport (view from road), JoAnn
> Riggle reported 2 Snow Geese.
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY:
> ---On March 30 at Chatfield SP wetlands, Bill Eisele reported Sagebrush
> Sparrow.
> ---On March 29 at Harriman Lake Park, Myron Gerhard reported Savannah
> Sparrow and 3 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
> ---On March 31 at Waterton canyon from Waterton Rd to overhead pipes, Bez
> Bezuidenhout reported Eastern Phoebe.
> ---On March 31 on Cub Creek Trail in Evergreen, Greg Levandoski reported
> Northern Goshawk.
> ---On April 1 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Steven Snyder reported Burrowing
> Owl near 64th Ave entrance.
> ---On April 1 on West Woods Golf Course, Steven Snyder reported Greater
> White-fronted Goose.
> ---On April 3 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park and Lake, Tuesday
> Birders and Matt Clark reported 2-3 Lesser Yellowlegs and 100 Sandhill
> Cranes.
> ---On April 3 at Bear Creek Lake Park at Pelican Point, Mark Chavez and
> Myron Gerhard reported Vesper Sparrow.
>
> LA PLATA COUNTY:
> ---On April 3 at Pastoroius Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported Least
> Sandpiper.
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
> ---On March 30 at Wild Horse Birdfeeder, John Reichhardt reported Pine
> Warbler.
> ---On March 29 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake),
> Lori Zabel reported Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull, Tree Swallow, 4 Barn
> Swallows, 8 Cliff Swallows, and 3 Lincoln’s Sparrows; Nick Komar reported 3
> Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Franklin’s Gulls, and 3 Bank Swallows. On March 30 at
> Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
> 3 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Tree Swallows, 2 Barn Swallows,
> 3 Cliff Swallows; Colby Plante reported 2 Bonparte’s Gulls, and 8
> Franklin’s Gulls. On April 2 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir (Strauss
> Cabin Lake), Lori Zabel reported Baird’s Sandpiper.
> ---On March 31 at Fossil Creek Reservoir NA West Blind, Jacy
> Bernath-Plaisted reported Bonaparte’s Gull.
> ---On April 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Skyler Bol reported
> Cliff Swallow.
>
> MESA COUNTY:
> ---On April 1 on Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
> reported Black Phoebe at Phoebe Rock.
> ---On March 30 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood and Katey
> Buster reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
> ---On March 31 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, David Price reported 2 Black
> Phoebe. On April 2 at Horsetheif Canyon SWA, Carol Ortenzio and Katey
> Buster reported 2 Black Phoebe and White-throated Sparrow.
> ---On April 1 at 23 ¼ Rd pond, Lee Stigen reported 2 Long-billed
> Dowitchers.
> ---On April 1 at Audubon Sanctuary, Lee Stigen reported Osprey.
>
> MONTROSE COUNTY:
> ---On March 31 at Bridges Drive in Montrose (town), Betty Fenton reported
> Yellow-headed Blackbird.
>
> OTERO COUNTY:
> ---On March 30, Glenn Walbek reported Black-throated Sparrow.
>
> PITKIN COUNTY:
> ---On April 1 on Owl Creek Ranch Rd, Catherine Hagen reported Turkey
> Vulture.
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
> ---On March 28 at Pueblo Reservoir in Northeast Corner by the dam, Brandon
> Percival and Jamie Adams reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON; Brandon also reported
> the following at Pueblo Reservoir: Black Phoebe, Eastern Phoebe, Barn
> Swallow, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, Brown-headed
> Cowbird, Franklin’s Gull, Bonaparte’s Gull, and Harris’s Sparrow. On March
> 29 at Pueblo Reservoir, Michael Shoop, Brandon Percival, and Bill Maynard
> reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON in Northeast Corner in morning and JoAnn
> Andrews reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON by Sailboard Launch area in the
> afternoon; Darth Aves reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON back at Northeast Corner
> in late afternoon; Percival also reported Eastern Phoebe, Cliff Swallow,
> Barn Swallow and Tree Swallow at Pueblo Reservoir. On March 30 at Pueblo
> Reservoir SWA on NW side, Brandon Percival reported Lesser Yellowlegs, 4
> Greater Yellowlegs, 60 Tree Swallows, Cliff Swallow, 2 Barn Swallows, and
> Bank Swallow and Bonaparte’s Gulls.
> ---On March 31 at Pueblo Reservoir SWA NW side, Brandon Percival reported a
> breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe and Violet-green Swallow; Robb Hinds
> reported the grebe and 2 Osprey; Jim Merritt and David Tonnessen reported
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