Date: 5/13/18 1:17 pm From: Pauli Driver-Smith <hollyhockfarms...> Subject: RE: [cobirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow in May?
Over the years I’ve had two Golden-crowned sparrows in my yard in late April and early May. Highland Lake neighborhood near Mead, Weld, CO.
None for probably 10 years or more now. The first was about 20 years ago, the 2nd about 5 years later.
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of Jim Nelson
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow in May?
Intrigued by your question, I used "Explore -- Species Maps" in eBird and searched for Golden-crowned Sparrow records in Colorado May to September and found a scattering of records in May over the years: the Red Rocks bird was present several years in early to mid-May; another in the Tamarack State Ranch area in early May 2016; another at Lathrop State Park in early May 2005; another at the Stulp farm near Lamar in mid-May 2013; and and another at Burchfield State Wildlife Area in Baca County in early May 2014. There is also a Colorado Bird Records Committee record in eBird of a bird at Colorado City in late September 1989. Nothing in eBird between mid-May and late September.
On 5/12/2018 11:57 PM, Joey Kellner wrote:
On today's Chatfield Spring Count Steve Stachowiak and I identified (not hard) an adult Golden-crowned Sparrow along the Highland Canal east of the Douglas County parking lot on Roxburough Road just north of the Highland Canal (and south of the Chatfield pay station).
Question, does ANYONE know of a non-fall/winter Golden-crowned Sparrow in Colorado?