---On May 4 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR First Creek, John Breitsch,
Rebecca Laroche, and Adam Vesely reported m Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
---On May 4 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Bluestem Loop Trail, Rebecca
Laroche and Patrick O’Driscoll reported f Vermilion Flycatcher. Bea
---On May 5 at Barr Lake SP Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Bill Schreitz, Mary O’Connor, and Rebecca Laroche reported pair
of Indigo Bunting, and American Bittern. On May 6 at Barr Lake SP Bird
Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and below dam, Adam Vesely reported
---On May 5 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Prairie Trail, Eric Dinkel
reported Mountain Bluebird.
---On May 4 at Lee Gulch Trail at Ashbaugh Park in Littleton, David
Suddjian reported m Black-and-white Warbler.
---On May 7 at Cherry Creek SP, Cnythia Madsen reported Gray Catbird.
--On May 4 in Campo (town), Tony Leukering reported Western Wood-Pewee.
---On May 5 at Two Buttes Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported m
Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 5 in Campo (town), Christine Alexander and Steve Rash reported
Nothern Bobwhite, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Chichuhuan Raven and Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher at intersection of CR Jand CR 32.
---On May 5 at Two Buttes SWA, Joey Kellner et al reported Green Heron,
Cassin’s Vireo, Least Flycatcher, 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 5 at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area, Lorraine Lanning reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Chihuahuan Rave, Bewick’s Wren, 2 Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher and Canyon Towhee.
---On May 7 at Springfield Water Treatment Plant, Steve Mlodinow reported
---On May 7 at Picture Canyon, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rufous-crowned
Sparrows, Eastern Phoebe, 4 Canyon Towhee, Northern Cardinal and Western
---On May 7 at Tempel Grove, Brandon Percival reported m Golden-winged
Warbler on W side of CR 35 away from canal; f Blackpoll Warbler, m
Black-and-white Warbler, and Summer Tanager; Steve Rash reported
Golden-winged Warbler; Jane Stulp et al reported Golden-winged Warbler,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Nashville Warber, and
---On May 7 at 30024 -30046 CR 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Renee Casias
reported Golden-winged Warbler, Prairie Warbler, and Summer Tanager.
---On May 4 at Golden Ponds Park, Scott Severs reported Eastern Phoebe. On
May 5 at Golden Ponds Park, Sarah Spotten reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 5 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke and Tracy Pheneger reported
Harris’s Sparrow near juniper hedgerow behind Ricky Weiser wetlands; Megan
Jones and Mike Patterson reported Blackpoll Warbler, 4 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, and 2 Long-billed Dowitchers. On May 6 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds,
Stephen Chang reported Harris’s Sparrow; Boulder Bird Club reported 3
Wilson’s Phalarope and Western Wood-Pewee; Elen Klaver reported Western
---On May 4 at Green Mountain Cemetery, Nathan Pieplow reported White-eyed
---On May 5 at Boulder Creek at 75th Mike Paterson and Megan Jones reported
---On May 6 at Wonderland Lake Park, David Haskell and Katied Lehman
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 7 at Green Mountain Cemetery, Bill Kaempfer reported Gray
---On May 8 at CU Boulder, East Campus, Mark Minner-Lee, Ted Floyd, and
Bill Kaempfer reported Cassin’s Vireo, Gray Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee,
Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Plumbeous Vireo.
---On May 4 at First creek at DEN OS, Eric DeFonso and John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow. On May 5 at First Creek at DEN OS, John
Breitsch reported Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
---On May 5 at Rocky Mountain Lake Park, Jason Bidgood reported Great Egret.
---On May 4 at Castlewood Canyon Rd—Lake Gulch Road to Castlewood Canyon
SP, Gloria Nikolai reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 4 at Chico Basin Ranch, Ken Burton banded 1 new and 1 recapture
Hermit Thrush. On May 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Ken Burton reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and banded Ash-throated Flycatcher; Joy and
Leonard Lake reported Curve-billed Thrasher; Jim Merritt and Chris Brobin
reported Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers and
Ash-throated Flycatcher. On May 7 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Bruder
reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
---On May 4 at Clear Spring Ranch, Terence Berger reported m Eastern
Bluebird and Chihuahuan Raven. On May 7 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown
reported Western Wood-Pewee.
---On May 5 at Aiken Canyon Preserve, Deborah Barnes reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Juniper Titmouse.
---On May 6 at Kiowa Creek Nature Center, Gloria Nikolai reported Eastern
---On May 7 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Monday Birders reported
Mississippi Kite; Heidi Eaton reported pair of Mississippi Kites.
---On May 7 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane Roberts and her DFO
Field Trip reported Western Wood-Pewee.
---On May 7 on Hanover Road, Terence Berger reported 2 Ladder-backed
---On May 6 at Florence River Park, SeEtta Moss reported 4 Eastern
---On May 6 on Canon City Riverwalk from Mackenzie Ave to S Rayolds Ave,
Joel Adams reported Western Wood-Peww and Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 4 at McCabe’s Wetland, Marcel Such reported 3 Marsh Wren, Hermit
Thrush, and Bank Swallow. On May 6 at McCabe’s Lane Wetland, Toni Kraus,
Steven Horvath, and Nick Niezgoda reported Bullock’s Oriole, Western
Kingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Bufflehead, and 2 Marsh Wren. On May 7 at
McCabe’s lane Wetland, Nick Niezgoda, reported 2 Bullock’s Orioles and
---On May 5 on FR 317 (38.9625566,-106.9930172), Billy Barr reported
Red-naped Sapsucker, 6 Fox Sparrow, and 3 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On May 6 at Blue Mesa Reservoir – eastern portion, Nick Niezgoda and
Toni Kraus reported Common Goldeneye and Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 4 at Main Reservoir, Myron Gerhard reported Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 4 at North Standley Lake SO Park, Penny Martinez and Shannon Cwik
reported 6 Whimbrel in the parking lot.
---On May 5 and 6 at Standley Lake and Park, David Chernack reported
---On May 5 at Harriman Lake Park, DuWayne Worthington reported Cassin’s
Kingbird. On May 6 at Harriman Lake Park, Frank Farrell, Rob Raker, and
Pablo Quezada reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 6 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney reported
recapturing Yellow-breasted Chat which she had banded in 2015, recaught in
2016 and Spotted Towhee repactured, banded in 2016 and recaught in 2017.
On May 7 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Dusky
Flycatcher and 2 Lesser Goldfinch (probable pair).
---On May 6 at Belmar Park, Frank Farrell and Bez Bezuidenhout reported
---On May 7 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Kevin DeBoer reported Cassins Vireo
and Olive-sided Flycatcher.
---On May 7 at Chatfield SP Audubon Center and Trails, Dale Pate reported
---On May 4 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Rash reported
Neotropic Cormorant, 5 Snowy Plovers, Whimbrel, and 2 Long-billed Curlews.
On May 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Joel and Dale Adams reported 2
Snowy Plovers, 3 Stilt Sandpiper, Common Poorwill, and Palm Warbler;
Brandon Percival reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, and White-rumped
Sandpiper; Joel and Dale Adams reported Neotropic Cormorant.
---On May 5 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Dale and Joel Adams, Joey Kellner et al
reported 8 Snowy Plover, 3 Stilt Sandpipers, 3 Sanderling, White-rumped
Sandpiper; John Drummond repored Neotropic Cormorant and 2 White-rumped
Sandpipers. On May 6 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Rash reported HUDSONIAN
GODWIT and Stilt Sandpiper and White-rumped Sandpiper.
---On May 5 on S shore of Neenoshe Reservoir, Bill Fink reported HUDSONIAN
GODWIT, 2 Marbled Godwits, Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Plover and
Semipalmated Sandpipers. He turned on CR E from US 287, then north to
KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On May 4 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Renee Casias reported Tennessee
Warbler, Pectoral Sandpiper and Red-bellied Woodpecker.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On May 5 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton, Katy Shirley, and
Kristi Streiffert reported Glossy Ibis.
---On May 6 on Animas River Trail behind Home Depot, Susan Allerton
reported Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, and Black Phoebe.
---On May 5 a Lake Estes, Gloria Nikolai and Scott Rashid reported Black
---On May 5 at CR 5 from CR 82 to CR 92, Nick Komar reported Cassin’s
---On May 7 at Pond at S Wellington on Clinton Ave, Lori Pivonka reported
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On May 5 at Alejandro Canyon, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering reported
4 Greater Roadrunners, 2 Common Poorwill, 5 Gray Flycatchers, 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, Gray Vireo, Black-throated Sparrow, 210 Canyon towhee, 5
Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and 2 pair of Summer Tanagers.
---On May 5 at Pugatoire River W of Alejandro Canyon, Steve Mlodinow and
Tony Leukering reported 5 Greater Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers,
Gray Vireo, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 2 Summer Tanagers, 3 Red Crossbills, 4
Red Crossbills (Western Hemlock or type 3).
---On May 6 at Chictaw, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater Roadrunners,
Eastern Phoebe, Gray Vireo, 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, 13 Summer Tanagers,
2 Hepatic Tanagers, Blue Grosbeak.
---On May 7 at Freeman ranch Entrance Riparian, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher, 3 Cassin’s Kingbird, 2 Blue Grosbeak.
---On May 7 at Freeman Ranch East Carrizo Creek, Steve Mlodinow reported 7
Ladderback Woodpeckers, Gray Flycatcher, 9 Eastern Phoebe, 22 Cassin’s
Kingbird, 10 Canyon Towhees, 3 m Blue Grosbeak, 2 Orchard Oriole.
---On May 4 on CR 3F near CR 431, Donnie Coody and Shelby Birch reported 2
Mountain Plover and Upland Sandpiper.
---On May 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP Pear Park Section, Connee
Moffat and Mike Henson reported Little Blue Heron; Henwood also reported
---On May 4 at Redlands Parkway Ponds, Diane Trappett reported 2 Solitary
---On May 5 at Leatha Jean Stassen SWA, Ron Lambeth reported 8 Snow Geese.
---On May 6 at Highline Lake SP, Deb Stegall and Ronda Woodward reported
---On May 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erik Hendrickson and Linda Raczek reported
Sandhill Crane and 5 Black-necked Stilts. On May 6 at Totten Reservoir,
Erik Hendrickson reported 2 Black-necked Stilts, Sora, 2 Snowy Egrets, and
2 Sandhill Cranes.s
---On May 6 in Vogel Canyon, Lorraine Lanning reported 2 Eastern Phoebe, 2
Ash-throated Flycatchers, 2 Canyon Wrens.
---On May 5 at CR 2 just east of Hwy 550, Don Marsh reported Black Phoebe.
---On May 5 on CR 4B, Don Marsh reported 2 Virginia’s Warblers, and 2
---On May 5 at Snowmass Ski Area, Snowmass Village, Ann Larson reported 2
Red-naped Sapsuckers, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, and 2
---On May 4 at Lamar Community College, Brandon Percival reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Cardinal and 2 Red Crossbills. On May 5 at
Lamar Community College, Pablo Quezada and many other birders reported
Scarlet Tanager, Nashville Warbler, 2 Northern Cardinals, 5 Chimney Swifts,
and Red-eyed Vireo; Brandon Percival reported Swainson’s Thrush and Gray
Catbird. On May 6 at Lamar Community College, Brandon Percival reported
Northern Waterthrush, Field Sparrow, Summer Tanager, singing Scarlet
Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Blue Grosbeak; John Drummond and Jeannie
Mitchel reported 3 Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher,
Northern Waterthrush, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager and 2 Northern
---On May 6 at Riverside Cemetery, Dave Leatherman found a SWAINSON’S
WARBLER in a windbreak of trees adjacent to the cemetery. The windbreak is
on private property do not bird the windbreak without permission.
---On May 6 at Two Buttes butte, Renee Casias reported 3 Canyon Wren,
Black-and-white Warbler, and Harris’s Sparrow.
---On May 5 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan, Pablo Quezada, and Gabriel
Wiltse reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 7 at Mineral Palace Park,
Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 6 at Signal Mountain Ranch, Larry Moore reported Western
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On May 4 in Telluride (town), Eric Hynes reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On May 4 at 21000 CR 32 near Julesburg, Elaine Wagner reported EASTERN
---On May 4 at Akron Golf course, Elaine Wagner reported 2 Broad-winged
---On May 4 at Crow Valley CG, Deb Carstensen reported m Palm Warbler. On
May 5 at Crow Valley CG, Adrian Moore reported Common Nighthawk, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, 5 Orange-crowned Warblers, and Green-tailed Towhee. On May 6
at Crow Valley CG, Mark Chavez, Gene Rutherford, and Connie Kogler reported
Cassin’s Vireo. On May 7 at Crow Valley CG, Loch Kilpatrick reported
Common Nighthawk, Cassin’s Vireo, and Northern Parula.
---On May 4 at Pawnee NG CR 120, Pratyaydipta Rudra reported ad m
---On May 6 at Norma’s Grove, Connie Kogler reported Hooded Warbler.
---On May 7 on CR 13 3 miles N of intersection with CR 86, Gary Lefko
reported 4 Marbled Godwits.
---On May 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Shawn Mason reported 2 Chimney
Swifts, 4 Bushtits (nesting), and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
---On May 7 at CR 114 and C 45, Rachel Hopper reported multiple singing
---On May 4 at Yuma Sewage Ponds, Elaine Wagner reported Glossy Ibis.
---On May 4 at Yuma Municipal Cemetery, Elaine Wagner reported EASTERN
DFO Field Trips:
For details please visit the DFO website dfobirds.org
Tuesday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 9
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian && Diane Roberts (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
Register online or contact leader.
Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, May 12
8:00 AM -13:30 AM
Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-38103314)
Register online or contact leader.
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Sunday, May 13
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)
This trip is FULL
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, May 13
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltz AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881)
Roxborough State Park
Sunday, May 13
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com; 303-904-9140)
This trip is FULL.