--- On May 6 at Barr Lake SP Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Adam Vesely reported Indigo Bunting.
---On May 9 at Hwy 140 pullout at Mosca, Chet Ogan reported Black-throated
Sparrow perched on sign of Medano Zapata pullout.
---On May 7 at Cherry Creek SP, Cnythia Madsen reported Gray Catbird.
---On May 8 at 8884 15th Ave in Deer Trail, Loch Kilpatrick reported Upland
Sandpiper sittin on fence post along highway.
---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 on CR M south side just after turning off of US 287, Bill Fink
reported Long-billed Curlew.
---On May 7 at CR 5 and CR M, Bill Fink reported Greater Roadrunner.
---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
Orchard Oriole. On May 8 at Melody Tempel Grove, Steve Mlodinow reported m
MOURNING WARBLER and Summer Tanager. On May 9 at Melodoy Tempel Grove,
Brandon Percival reported Townsend’s Warbler.
---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 6 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Stephen Chang reported Harris’s
Sparrow; Boulder Bird Club reported 3 Wilson’s Phalarope and Western
Wood-Pewee; Elena Klaver reported Western Wood-Pewee. On May 8 at
Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 3 Warbling Vireo (Eastern).
---On May 8 at Boulder Creek at 75th, Ted Floyd reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 6 at Wonderland Lake Park, David Haskell and Katie 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 8 at CU Boulder, East
Campus, Peter Burke reported Yellow-throated Vireo on W side of western
---On May 8 on South Mesa trail, Candice Johnson reported Long-billed
---On May 8 at Pella crossing OS, Carl Starace reported Glossy Ibis. On
May 9 at Pella Crossing OS, Raymond Davis reported Glossy Ibis and 3
---On May 8 at Walden Ponds, Leanne Presley and Susan Downey reported Palm
---On May 9 at Damyanovich/Yunker OS, Christian Nunes reported Grasshopper
---On May 9 on Coal Creek Trail in Lafayette, Jessica Vance reported
EL PASO COUNTY:
--- On May 7 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Bruder reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker. On May 8 at Chico Basin ranch, Ken Burton reported banding 3
Hermit Thrush. On May 9 at Chico Basin ranch, Ken Burton, and others
reported Ash-throated Flycatcher, 2 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Curve-billed
---On May 7 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported Western
Wood-Pewee. On May 8 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported 3 Lazuli
Bunting. On May 9 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported Clay-colored
---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 8
at Adams Open Space, Aaron and Pati Driscoll reported Mississippi Kite. On
May 9 at Adams Open Space, John Drummond, Terence Berger and Joy and
Leonard Lake reported 2 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
Woodpeckers. On May 9 on Hanover Road, Terence Berger and Daniel Fleming
reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker; John Drummond and Aiken Audubon and Mel
and Jeanne Goff reported Philadelphia Vireo.
---On May 8 at Otowi, Alan Ketcham reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 8 at Hanover Fire Station, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported
---On May 9 at Pike’s Peak trail from Crag, Julia Putman reported 3 Gray
---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 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 Marsh Wren.
---On May 6 at Blue Mesa Reservoir – eastern portion, Nick Niezgoda and
Toni Kraus reported Common Goldeneye and Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 8 at Road Canyon Reservoir #1, John Cobb reported Yellow Warbler.
---On May 9 at Brown Lake SWA, John Cobb reported 2 Greater Scaup,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and American White Pelicon.
---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 9 at Chatfield
Banding Station, Meredith McBurney reporte Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Northern
Waterthrush, MacGillivray’s Warbler.
---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 8 at Main Reservoir in Lakewood, Matt Clark and Susan Bonfiglio
reported f ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD in NW Corner. On May 9 at Main Reservoir,
Gabriel WIltse reported Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 8 at Lower White Ranch Park, Jerry Baines reported Black-throated
---On May 8 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney and Suzy Hiskey
reported m Prothonotary Warbler.
---On May 9 at 5600 W 73rd Ave in Westminster Kimberly Tavernia reported 6
---On May 8 at Upper Queens Reservoir, David Suddjian and his DFO field
trip reported Black-throated Green Warbler on N side of parking at west
boat launch. On May 9 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Tennesee Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, 6 Snowy Plover, 9 Whimbrel,
3 Long-billed Curlew, 43 Marbled Godwits, and 2 Chihuahuan Raven.
---On May 6 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Rash reported HUDSONIAN GODWIT and
Stilt Sandpiper and White-rumped Sandpiper. On May 8 at Neenoshe
Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern Bobwhite, 8 Snowy Plovers, 1
Piping Plover, and Curve-billed Thrasher.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On May 6 on Animas River Trail behind Home Depot, Susan Allerton
reported Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, and Black Phoebe.
---On May 7 at Pond at S Wellington on Clinton Ave, Lori Pivonka reported
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---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 6 at Highline Lake SP, Deb Stegall and Ronda Woodward reported
Cattle Egret. On May 8 at Highline Lake SP, Eric DeFonso reported Western
---On May 8 at Clifton Nature Park, Ryan Claar reported Cattle Egret and
---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 on CR 4B, Don Marsh reported 2 Virginia’s Warblers, and 2
---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 Cardinals. On May 8 at Lamar Community College, David Suddjian
and his DFO field trip reported Scarlet Tanager; Brandon Percival reported
at the South end of LCC, m MOURNING WARBLER, m Magnolia Warbler, f
Black-throated Green Warbler, and Black-and-white Warbler. On May 9 at
Lamar Community College, the DFO Field trip reported MOURNING WARBLER and
Brandon Percival reported Worm-eating Warbler at N end.
---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 7 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On May 9 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported
---On May 6 at Signal Mountain Ranch, Larry Moore reported Western
---On May 9 at Deadman’s Creek riparian area, John Cobb reported
Cordilleran Flycatcher and m Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---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 9 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported m Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, and f Summer Tanager; Norm Lewis reported
---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 9 at Nunn Woods where Lone Tree Creek corsses Nunn County Roads,
Gary Lefko reported Blue Grosbeak and Brown Thrasher.
DFO Field Trips:
For details please visit the DFO website dfobirds.org
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.