Date: 6/22/18 3:23 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 22, 2018
Hello cobirders

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
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NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 6/21/2018
Archuleta (Black Phoebe)
Clear Creek (Dusky Grouse)
El Paso (Ash-throated Flycatcher)
Fremont (Dickcissel)
Jefferson (Least Flycatcher, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern
Pygmy-Owl, Williamson's Sapsucker, Dickcissel)
Jefferson/Douglas (Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, American Redstart)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (Dickcissel, Bobolink, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, American Three-toed
Woodpecker, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Logan (Burrowing Owl, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Bell's Vireo, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Baltimore Oriole)
Mesa (Caspian Tern, Black-throated Sparrow)
Weld (Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, Chestnut-collared Longspur,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo)


Adams/Denver Counties
++++First Creek Trail
Northern Mockingbird --Adams Cty (Richard Stevens) last 6/19

Boulder County
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek
Tricolored Heron (Takamine/Nathaniel Behl:Kevin Keirn) (first 6/9) last
Little Blue Heron (Joel Such/Behl:Keirn) (first 6/11) last 6/20
Little Blue Heron (adult) (Shelby Thomas/Behl:Keirn) (first 6/4) last 6/20
(Above: Cottonwood Marsh)
Eastern Phoebe --White Barn/Boulder Crk/75th Street (Norm
Lewis/Gent:Andrews) (first 3/31) last 6/18
++++Crane Hollow Road
Dickcissel --west side/200 yards south of bridge Sue Riffe/Bob Fiehweg)
(first 6/15) 2; last 6/20
Bobolink (Boulder Bird Club) first 6/20
Eastern Phoebe (up to 3) --Crane Hollow Road (David Dowell/Floyd) (first
5/22) 1; last 6/13
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill
Burrowing Owl (2) (Chris Brown/Richard Trinkner) (first 4/14) 1; last 6/20
Cassin's Sparrow (Luke Pheneger:Peter Burke/Trinkner) (first 6/16) last
Eastern Meadowlark (Lilian's) (Christian Nunes/Johanna Beam) (reported
6/13) reported 6/20
(pullover south side of Lookout Road, 0.7 miles east of 75th street)
++++Golden Ponds
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell) (first 5/14) last 6/20
++++Chautauqua Park
Ovenbird (Matt Hofeditz) first 6/20
++++Mesa South Trail
Chestnut-sided Warbler --southeast of parking lot (Dan Zmolek/Mlodinow)
(first 6/16) last 6/19
++++Hawthorn Gulch and Boulder Area
Northern Cardinal
--Kalmia Avenue/btw Broadway & 16th Street (Bob Fiehweg) last 6/19
++++Boulder Open Space Office & area
Bobolink (2) (Elena Klaver/Peter Gent:Bob Andrews) (first 6/2) last 6/18
++++St. Vrain Creek at 63rd Street
Eastern Phoebe (Todd Deininger/Gent:Andrews) last 6/18

Broomfield County
American Redstart --134tgh Place (Matt Hofeditz) first 6/19

Douglas County
++++West Cherry Creek Road
Bobolink --south/East Smith Road (Alan Versaw) first 6/20
++++Rampart Range Road at Hwy 67
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Richard Stevens) last 6/20
Williamson's Sapsucker (Gwen Moore/Stevens) (first 3/20) last 6/20
++++Spruce Mountain Open Space
Ovenbird (8) (John Drummond) first 6/20

El Paso County
++++Ute Valley Park
Ash-throated Flycatcher (David & Cheryl Hubbard/Melanie Herring) (first
6/18) last 6/21
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ovenbird (up to 3) (Ken Burton/Tanja Britton) (first 5/6) 8; last 6/20
Indigo Bunting (Tanja Britton) first 6/20
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Red-headed Woodpecker (Alan Ketcham) last 6/19
Cassin's Kingbird (Alan Ketcham) last 6/19
Eastern Bluebird (Ketcham) last 6/19
Northern Mockingbird (5) (Ketcham) first 6/19

Jefferson County
++++Bear Creek Lake Park Map
Least Flycatcher (1) (Reed Gorner) first 6/21
Pine Valley Ranch Park & Pike National Forest Map See Trail Maps
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) --Strawberry Jack Tr/south/Park View
Tr (Stevens) last 6/21
Northern Pygmy-Owl --Strawberry Jack Tr (Stevens) last 6/21
++++Wellington Lake Road area Map
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Richard Stevens) first 6/21
Grace's Warbler (Lane Quinn) reported 6/15
(there are no Grace's Warbler records for Jefferson Cty)
++++Staunton State Park Map
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Michael Kiessig) first 6/21
++++Genesee Mountain Park Map
Williamson's Sapsucker (Myron Gerhard/Yvonne Parrott) (first 2/26) last
(Latest: top of park, also check around group picnic pavilion)
++++Plainview Road
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/M.OB.) (first 6/9) 6/21
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
Baird's Sparrow (Christian Nunes) first 6/18
(at the dirt pull off by the buck-n-rail fence)
(if confirmed, would be first Jefferson County record)
++++Cheesman Reservoir & Stony Pass Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (Frank Farrell/Stevens) (first 6/1) last 6/20
Red-headed Woodpecker (2) (Stevens) last 6/20
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Cheesman Canyon trail (Stevens) first
++++Deer Creek area/South Valley Park
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Deer Creek at Buckhorn Road (David Suddjian) 1; last
++++Reynolds Park
Dusky Grouse (Stevens & all) last 6/19
--Raven's Roost trail, south of Elkhorn trail)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens & all) last 6/19
(north of interserction of Oxen Draw, Raven's Roost & Eagle's View trails)

Jefferson/Douglas Counties County
++++Chatfield Reservoir
Least Flycatcher --downstream/Kingfisher Bridge (9) (Mark Chavez) last
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Gerhard/Barbara
FAhey:Cynthia Madsen) (first 5/17) last 6/21
American Redstart --downstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Mark Chavez) first 6/21
Least Flycatcher --Plum Creek Delta (Diane Roberts/Jeremy Gardner) (first
6/16) last 6/20
American Redstart --downstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Betty Glass/G Stackes)
(first 5/31) last 6/20

Larimer County
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area Map
Dickcissel --near red tank (Michelle McKim/Josh Bruening) (first 6/13) 8;
last 6/21
Bobolink (4) (Josh Bruening) (first 5/11) 1; last 6/21
++++Rocky Mountain National Park Map
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Phelan:Lawson)
(first 6/10) 2; last 6/21
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(1) --Hidden Valley (Nate Senner/Justin Lawson) (first 5/24) last 6/21
(2) --Bear Lake (Candice Johnson:Connie Lintz) last 6/18
(1) --Endovalley Picnic area (Gloria Nikolai) first 5/18
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Shelley Funai) (first 5/30) last
(1) --Rockcut Trail (David Dowell/Stevens) (first 6/3) last 6/12
Boreal Owl --Hidden Valley (Stevens) first 6/11
Northern Pygmy-Owl --Cow Creek trail (Stevens) last 6/11
Flammulated Owl --Cow Creek trail (Stevens) first 6/11
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center to Cattail Chorus Map
Eastern Screech-Owl (Lori Zabel) last 6/21
++++Horsetooth Reservoir
Tennessee Warbler --south end Inlet Bay, fee area; see directions (Arvind
Panjabi) first 6/20
++++YMCA of the Rockies
Chestnut-sided Warbler (female) --banding station (Scott Rashid) first
++++Wellington Wildlife Area
Dickcissel --CR 64/btw parking lot & County Line (Gary Lefko) first 6/19
Cassin's Sparrow (Lefko) first 6/19

Pueblo County
++++Mineral Palace Park area
Yellow-throated Warbler (2) --16th & Court (Van Truan/Jacqueline Heyla)
(first 4/26) 1; last 6/19
++++Olive Marsh & Arkansas River
Green Heron (Aves/Tracy Zervos) (first 5/9) last 6/19
++++Runyon Lake
Black Phoebe (Darth Aves/Mark Yaeger) (first 3/28) 1; last 6/18
++++Pueblo Nature Center Trail
Green Heron (Tracy & Jim Zervos) first 6/18
++++Valco Ponds Wildlife Area
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Monica Higgins) first 6/18

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area Map
Mountain Plover
(7) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Gregoriah Hartman/Duberstein) (first 4/7) 4;
last 6/21
(2) --CR 83, north of hwy 14 (Jennie Duberstein) first 6/21
Burrowing Owl
(2) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Duberstein) 6; last 6/21
(4) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Duberstein) last 6/21
Northern Mockingbird
(1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Duberstein) first 6/21
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Duberstein) last 6/21
(2) --CR 114/east/CR 45 (Duberstein) last 6/21
(3) --CR 45/south/CR 122 (William Phelan) first 6/21
Cassin's Sparrow
(11) --CR 114/east/hwy 85 (Greg Fleming) first 6/13
++++Baxter Lake Map
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Mlodinow) first 6/21


Baca County
++++Picture Canyon
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Sue Riffe) first 6/20

Las Animas County
++++North Lake Wildlife Area
Common Loon (Greg Goodrich:Anna Troth) first 6/18

Otero County
++++Higbee Valley Road Area (CR 804)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --see map (Sue Riffe) first 6/20
Vermilion Flycatcher (male) (Sue Riffe) fisrt 6/20
Red-headed Woodpecker --see map (Sue Riffe) first 6/20
Eastern Bluebird (2) --see map (Sue Riffe) first 6/20
Painted Bunting (male) (Sue Riffe) first 6/20
++++Vogel Canyon area
Cassin's Sparrow (4) --David Canyon Road (Sue Riffe) 6/20
Cassin's Sparrow --CR 25 (Sue Riffe) first 6/20
++++County Road 26
Dickcissel (2) --south/CR FF (Setta Moss) first 6/20


Logan County
++++Highway 138 Map
Upland Sandpiper (Bez Bezuidenhout) (first 6/3)
(Latest: CR 83/north/hwy 138 (2) (Susan Pellegrini) last 6/21
(east of CR 85; can be anywhere east of Crook to CR 95); Rebecca Laroche)
last 6/19
Burrowing Owl (6) --Crook to Red Lion Wildlife Area (Chris Wood) last 6/21
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area Map
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (up to 11) (Stevens:Michaels/Chris Wood) (first
5/18) 1; last 6/21
Bell's Vireo --western section (Stevens:Michaels/Pellegrini:Wood) (first
5/18) 1; last 6/21
Red-headed Woodpecker (Chris Wood) last 6/21
Northern Cardinal (Chris Wood) last 6/21
Baltimore Oriole (Pellegrini:Wood) last 6/21
++++Red Lion Wildlife Area Map
Red-headed Woodpecker (Elaine Wagner/Wood) 5/30) last 6/21

Phillips County
++++County Road 29
Baltimore Oriole (2) --btw CR 44/CR 38 (Rebecca Laroche:David Suddjian)
first 6/19

Sedgwick County
++++Holyoke Fishing Pond
Great Crested Flycatcher (Mlodinow/Laroche:Suddjian) (first 6/16) 2; last


Archuleta County
++++Navajo Reservoir Map
Black Phoebe --Piedra Bridge Natural Walk (Byron Greco/Ben Bailey) (first
3/26) last 6/21
++++Garcia Canyon
Mexican Whip-Poor-will (possible 2 locations, audio captured) (Terry
Michaels:Richard Stevens) first 6/10
++++Fosset Gulch Road
Grace's Warbler (5) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/9

Chaffee County
++++CR 175
Dickcissel (3) --8740 (Jeff Guy) first 6/17

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Wildlife Area
Dusky Grouse (2) --see map, Forest Road 480 (Bruce Cyganowski) first 6/21
++++Mt. Evans Road
Barrow's Goldeneye --Echo Lake (Nathan Senner/Stevens & all) (first 5/2)
2; last 6/18
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) --northwest corner/Summit Lake
(Stevens:Michaels/Stevens) (first 5/30) 2; last 6/18
Brown-capped Rosy Finch --top (David Haskell) first 6/14
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --east/Summit Lake parking lot
(Stevens:Michaels/Stevens) (first 5/30) 1; last 6/18
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake Campgrounds
(Stevens:Michaels/Stevens) (first 5/30) last 6/18

Eagle County
++++Gypsum Ponds
Least Flycatcher (JoAnn Riggle) first 6/19

Fremont County
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss) (first 6/10) last 6/21
Dickcissel (4) (Setta Moss) (first 6/13) last 6/17
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Catherine Olin) 1; last

Garfield County
++++Bison Lake
Barrow's Goldeneye (7) (39.656322,-107.139923) (Riggle) first 6/20
++++White Owl Lake
Barrow's Goldeneye (1) (JoAnn Riggle) first 6/20

Jackson County
++++Lake John Wildlife Area
Willet (3) (Jeff Scott) first 6/20
++++Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Willet (6) (Mlodinow/Jeff Scott) (first 6/2) 5; last 6/20
++++Colorado State Forest
American Three toed Woodpecker (1) --Ruby Jewell Road (Stevens:Michaels)
last 6/15
Boreal Owl (1 heard) --Ruby Jewell Road (Stevens:Michaels) last 6/15
Flammulated Owl (1) --Ruby Jewell Road (Stevens:Kosten) (first 5/27) last

La Plata County
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail Map
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ryan Votta) 2; last 6/21
++++Vallecito Reservoir Map
Lewis's Woodpecker (3) (David Dunford/Joe Gyekis) (first 6/15) last 6/21

Mesa County
++++James Robb Colorado River State Park, Pear Park Map
Caspian Tern (Roger Clark) first 6/21
(River Front Trail 1/4 Mi east of 29 Road)
++++Rabbit Valley Map
Black-throated Sparrow (5) --north/I70 (Mike Henwood) last 6/21
++++Grand Mesa (Hwy 65)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Hwy 65/CR 100 (Denise & Mark
Vollmar) (first 6/12) 2; last 6/20
++++Colorado National Monument
Gray Vireo --Devil's Kitchen trail (Mike Henwood) (first 4/19) 6; last
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
Purple Martin
(4) --Brushy Ridge Road-Dominguez Road to Snipe Mountain
(Henwood:Wibbens/Henwood) (first 6/2) 6; last 6/20
++++Brewster Ridge area
Scott's Oriole --2 Road (Jon Horn) first 6/17
Scott's Oriole (2) (Pablo Quezada/Denise & Mark Vollmar) (first 6/12) 3;
last 6/16

Moffat County
++++Dinosaur National Monument
Black Swift (5) --Bull Canyon (Robert Martinez) first 6/16
California Quail (Loch Kilpatrick) last 6/8

Montezuma County
++++A M Puett Reservoir
Purple Martin (Ryan Votta) (first 5/14) 2; last 6/17
++++Yellow Jacket Canyon
Lucy's Warbler (up to 7) (CoBus group/Pablo Quezada) (first 4/17) 1; last

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (Niler Pyeatt/Jack Rodgers) (first 5/31) 12; last 6/17
++++Billy Creek Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe --bridge over Billy Creek (Kent Nelson/Betty Fenton) (first
5/5) 1; last 6/17

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