Date: 6/22/18 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2018
Date: June 22, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 22 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.
Hooded Merganser (Boulder, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero, *Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Jefferson)
Black Rail (Weld)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Larimer)
Black-necked Stilt (Mesa)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Marbled Godwit (Logan)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Common Loon (Delta, Las Animas)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver, Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (Logan)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Arapahoe, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
Peregrine Falcon (*Denver)
Willow Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Least Flycatcher (Denver, Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Ouray)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Logan)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan)
Bushtit (Adams, Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Brown Creeper (Adams)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Gray Vireo (Las Animas)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Denver)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Logan, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jefferson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Park/Summit)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Adams)
Bobolink (Boulder, Mesa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Larimer)
American Redstart (Broomfield, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (*Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, El Paso, Larimer)
Painted Bunting (Jefferson, Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Chaffee, Douglas, Fremont, *Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)

---On June 16 at East Lake Shore Park, Adam Veseley reported Bushtit.
---On June 17 at Barr Lake SP Neidrach Nature Trail, Bethany and Brook
Nelson reported Brown Creeper.
---On June 19 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWAR, Andy Belt reported Dark-eyed
Junco (Gray-headed).

---On June 18 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher. On June 19 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 20 on High Line Canal Trail – S University
Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers
and Cynthia Kristensen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher and Western Tanager.
---On June 16 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported Red-breasted
Nuthatch. On June 17 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 4
Chipping Sparrows. On June 20 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported Chipping Sparrow. On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David
Suddjian reported 2 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 17 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 17 at Tollgate Creek Trail from Iliff, Cathy Sheeter reported
Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.

---On June 20 in Picture Canyon, Sue Riffe reported Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 4 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 2 Green-tailed Towhees.

---On June 16 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Sue Riffe and Bez Bezuidenhout
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe near White Barn. On June 18 at Boulder Creek at
75th St bridge, Peter Gent and Bob Andrews reported Eastern Phoebes who are
nesting at the white barn.
---On June 18 at 63rd St Bridge over St. Vrain, Peter Gent and Bob Andrews
reported 3 Singing Dickcissels on west side of Crane Hollow Road. On June
20 on west side of Crane Hollow Road S of bridge, Bob Fiehweg reported 2
calling Dickcissels.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 16 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Lorrain
Lanning and Ron Podhajsky and many other birders reported TRICOLORED HERON
and 2 Little Blue Herons. On June 17 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Tess Rudd, Frank Farrel, David Tonnessen, and Nick Moore reported
TRICOLORED HERON and juv Little Blue Heron; Rob Cassady reported TRICOLORED
HERON. On June 18 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Peter Gent, Bob
Andrews, Joey Negreann, Jared Kidder, Al Clark, Betty Glass, and Joey
Angstman reported TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue Herons; both Little
Blues were not seen by everybody. On June 20 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Jeff Shenot, Johanna Beam, Nathaniel Behl, and Kevin Keirn reported
ad TRICOLORED HERON and ad Little Blue Heron. On June 21 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Wendi Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON.
---On June 16 on 8203 – 8407 Lookout Road, Christian Nunes reported
Cassin’s Sparrow and EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s). On June 17 on Lookout
Road pull off, Luke Pheneger reported 2 Cassin’s Sparrows and EASTERN
MEADOWLARK. On June 19 on Gunbarrel Hill, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Lark
Bunting and EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s); Gabriel WIltse reported EASTERN
MEADOWLARK. On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN
MEADOWLARK and 4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 16 at Hecla Lake, Bob Muckle reported m Hooded Merganser. On
June 18 at Hecla Lake, Rob Cassady reported m Hooded Merganser.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch; John Rutenbeck, Cole Sage, and Bill Kaempfer also reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 17 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Luke
Pheneger, Alex Brown, Eric DeFonso, Frank Farrell, and David Tonnessen
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 19 at South Mesa Trail, Steve
Mlodinow reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. Mlodinow said that the parking
lot was closed so he birded from the road.
---On June 16 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported m Hooded
---On June 18 on east side of Cherryvale Road opposite Open Space
headquarter, Bob Andrews and Peter Gent reported Bobolinks; Bob Fiehweg
reported 2 male Bobolinks.
---On June 19 at Melody Park on Kalmia between Broadway and 16th, Bob
Fiehweg reported singing Northern Cardinal.

---On June 19 at w 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported American Redstart.
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm.

---On June 17 at 8740 CR 175, Jeff Guy reported 3 Dickcissel.


---On June 17 at Overland Reservoir, Dennis Garrison reported basic
plumaged Common Loon.


----On June 18 at 1361 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons
flying in and out of upper window of tall brown building west of Xcel
energy. On June 20 at 1099 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 ad Peregrine
Falcons flying and a juv on the ground a few blocks away; later at 1300
18th St., Megan Miller reported all 3 Peregrine Falcons at the Brown
Skyscraper. On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine
Falcons circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy.
---On June 17 at First Creek at DEN OS, Patrick O’Driscoll and his DFO
Field Trip reported 2 Least Flycatchers and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.

---On June 16 at Chatfield SP – Highline Canal Trail near Roxborough Rd,
David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Dickcissel.
---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.

---On June 19 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

---On June 17 on E Missouri Ave in Fountain, Christine Alexander reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 18 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On June 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jack Rogers reported 5 Curve-billed
---On June 18 at 92 Fontaine Blvd, Colorado Springs, Gloria Nikolai
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 18 at Ute Valley Park, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported 2
Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On June 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWSA, Alan Ketcham reported Red-headed
Woodpecker, m Eastern Bluebird, and f Indigo Bunting.
---On June 19 at Hanover Fire Station, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 19 at Hanover Road, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported Greater
---On June 20 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Diana Beatty reported Northern
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated

---On June 18 along MacKenzie Ave in Canon City, SeEtta Moss reported over
a dozen Dickcissel.

---On June 16 at The Gate Campground, Joe Gyekis reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On June 16 at Red Bridge Campground, Joe Gyekis reported 2 Gray
---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.

---On June 16 on Stony Pass Rd at Wigwam Creek, Christine Alexander and
Ginny Bergstrom reported 6 Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Red-headed Woodpecker and
Lesser Goldfinch.
---On June 15 at Plainview Road, Eric DeFonso reported Grasshopper Sparrow
and Dickcissel. On June 16 at Coal Creek Open Space (Plainview Road), Joe
Roller, Tim Smart, Norm Lewis. Bez Bezuidenhout, Steven Snyder and Bill
Kaempfer reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 17 at Coal
Creek OS, Max Miller reported Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows; Eric
DeFonso reported 2 Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 18 at
Coal Creek OS Wendi Fisher, Myhrfon Gerhard, and John Malenich reported
Dickcissel; Gerhard reported Grasshopper Sparrow; Fisher photographed
BAIRD’S SPARROW. On June 19 at Coal Creek Open Space, Maureen Blackford,
Lindsay Purifoy, Timo Mitzen, Phil Lyon, Frank Farrell, Gabriel Wiltse, and
Tracy Rackauskas reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On June
20 at Coal Creek Open Space, Nathan Pieplow, Brfuce Cyganowski, Eric
DeFonso, and Dev in DeBoer reported Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels.
On June 21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain Wagner, Doug
Kibbe, Seena Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine Lanning
reported Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret.
---On June 17 at Beaver Ranch in Conifer, Michael Kiessig reported Willow
---On June 17 at 21963 Coal Creek Canyon Rd, Bill Kaempfer reported 4
Cattle Egret. On June 9 at 21600 – 21946 Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Gabriel
WIltse reported 6 Cattle Egret. On June 20 at 21948 – 23478 Coal Creek
Canyon Dr, Eric DeFonso reported 4 Cattle Egret.
---On June 17 at Chatfield SP Audubon Center and Trails, Matt Clark, Susan
Bonfiglio, and Karen Goetz reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 18 at Chatfield SP, Wes Donnell reported ad m Painted Bunting in
wooded area NW of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On June 19 at Clear Creek Trail – Indian Gulch to Clear Creek History
Park, Santiago Tabares reported m Lark Bunting.
--On June 19 at Staunton SP Brian Johnson reported N Goshawk.
---On June 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge W, C ole and
Beth Sage reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 2w1q at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored

---On June 16 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Caroline Olson reported
Ovenbird, Indigo Bunting and Lesser Goldfinch.
---On June 16 at Prospect NA, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 3 Green Heron.
---On June 16 at Laramie River Ranch (view from road), Nick Komar reported
2 Sandhill Cranes.
---On June 16 on Laramie River Road near Wyoming border, Nick Komar
reported 2 Sandhill Cranes.
---On June 17 at River Bluffs OS, Nick Komar, Walter Wehtje, and Jay Breidt
reported Ovenbird.
---On June 17 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Open Space, Kit Gray
reported m Hooded Merganser.
---On June 18 at Reservoir Ridge NA, Robert Beauchamp reported 2 Dickcissel.
---On June 19 at Wellington SWA Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel, Cassin’s
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 19 at Backcountry Happy Grass, Joel Such reported Ovenbird.
---On June 20 at YMCA of Rockies, Estes Park, Scott Rashid and Johanna Beam
reported banding a f Chestnut-sided Warbler. It is suspected to be
breeding in the area.
---On June 20 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Blue Sky Trail, Arvind Panjabi and
Josh Bruening reported singing Tennessee Warbler.

---On June 18 at North Lake SWA, Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported 1st
summer Common Loon.
---On June 19 at CR 76.8, Sue Riffe reported Gray Vireo.

---On June 16 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 18 Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, 2
Eastern Phoebe, 9 Great Crested Flycatcher, 4 Bell’s Vireo, 9 Field
Sparrow, 1 m EASTERN TOWHEE, 2 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 34
Dickcissel, 7 Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 16 at Red Lion SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Marbled Godwit,
White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, 4 White-faced Ibis.

---On June 16 at Highline Lake SP, Drew Kelly reported 2 Black-necked
Stilts at Mack Mesa Pond.
---On June 17 on ME3/4 and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood, Rhonda Woodward, and Deb
Stegall reported 3 Bobolink.
---On June 20 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
---On June 20 at Divide Rd—Thimble Point, Forest Road #417, Mike Henwood
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.

---On June 20 on Highbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Sue Riffe reported Mississippi
Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, m Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens,
pair of Eastern Blue birds, m Painted Bunting.

---On June 16 at Billy Creek SWA, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported
Black Phoebe. On June 17 at Billy Creek, CR 2, Betty Fenton reported Black

---On June 18 on her BBS route, Paula Hansley reported 2 Fox Sparrows at
top of Boreas Pass and 2 Fox Sparrows between top of pass and Como.

---On June 16 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On June 17 at Mineral Palace Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 18 at Mineral Palace Park,
Gloria Nikolai, Linda Hodges, Diana Beaty, and Cole Sage reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 19 at Mineral Palace Park, Jacqueline
Heyla reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On June 17 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 4
Cattle Egret. On June 18 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Gloria
Nikolai, Linda Hodges, and Diana Beatty, Jim and Tracy Zervos reported 2
Cattle Egret. On June 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tanja Britton
reported 7 Cattle Egret.

---On June 2 at Lower Latham Reservoir Marsh on S side of CR 48 western end
just east of out-of-service Gas Facility, Doug Faulkner reported calling
Black Rail. On June 16 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Black Rail.
---On June 19 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Ben Sampson reported Bushtit.
---On June 20 on Poudre River trail—N 59th Ave to N 35th Ave in Greeley,
Diane Thomas reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.

DFO Field Trips

Genessee Park (Denver Mountain Parks)
Saturday June 23
6:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT; 303-388-0891)
This trip is FULL
Fort Morgan/Brush
Saturday, June 23
6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT; 303-604-0531)

Denver City Park
Sunday, June 24
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT; 303-885-6955 (cell))

Rocky Mountain National Park
Sunday, June 24
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Candice Johnson and Mary Cay Burger (candice.johnson AT; 303-329-8131)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine


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