Date: 6/24/18 3:30 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 24, 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: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 6/23/2018
Adams (Northern Mockingbird, Burrowing Owl)
Arapahoe (Cassin's Kingbird, Northern Mockingbird, Burrowing Owl)
Boulder (Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Eastern Phoebe, Rose-breasted
Grosbeak, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
Bobolink, Cassin's Sparrow)
Broomfield (Northern Parula)
Denver (Green Heron)
El Paso (Greater Roadrunner, Ovenbird, Mississippi Kite, Burrowing Owl,
Northern Mockingbird)
Jackson (Greater Sage-Grouse)
Jefferson (Dickcissel, Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Dusky
La Plata (Black Phoebe)
Larimer (Caspian Tern, Pacific Wren, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Dusky Grouse,
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Indigo Bunting)
Las Animas (Hepatic Tanager)
Mesa (Purple Martin)
Morgan (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-headed Woodpecker)
Pueblo (Curve-billed Thrasher, Northern Shrike)
Weld (Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew)


Adams County
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Northern Mockingbird --0.2 miles/west of Havana & 72nd Avenue
(Stevens:Kosten) first 6/23
Burrowing Owl --wildlife drive, 0.2 miles/north/mile marker 9.0
(Stevens:Kosten) first 6/23

Arapahoe County
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area
Cassin's Kingbird (6) (Suddjian/Stevens:Kosten) (first 5/28) 3; last 6/23
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Stevens/Stevens:Kosten) (first 6/1) last 6/23
++++Eastern Arapahoe County
Burrowing Owl --CR 30, 0.2 miles/east/CR 149 (Stevens:Kosten) (first 4/1)
2; last 6/23
Burrowing Owl (3) --CR 129, 0.7 miles/south/Orchard Road
(Stevens/Stevens:Kosten) (first 4/27) 3; last 6/23
++++Gun Club Road area
Burrowing Owl --0.4 miles/south/Colfax & Toll Road (Stevens) first (first
5/3) last 6/22
Northern Mockingbird --behind Toll Road office/6th Avenue (Stevens) first

Boulder County
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek
Tricolored Heron (Takamine/Mary Burger) (first 6/9) last 6/23
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/Burger (first 6/11) last 6/23
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/Cyndy
Johnson:Maureen Blackford) (first 3/31) last 6/23
++++Eldora Road
Rose-breasted Grosbeak --see map (Jim Commers) first 6/23
++++Mesa South Trail
Red-eyed Vireo (Steve Frye) first 6/23
American Redstart (Steve Frye) last 6/23
Chestnut-sided Warbler --southeast of parking lot (Dan Zmolek/Frye)
(first 6/16) last 6/23
Rose-breasted Grosbeak --see map (Cindy Martin/Sue Riffe) (first 6/21)
last 6/22
++++Golden Ponds
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell/Sarah Spotten) (first 5/14) last 6/23
Green Heron (Carl Bendorf/Sarah Spotten) (first 5/21) last 6/14
++++Boulder Open Space Office & area
Bobolink (2) (Elena Klaver/Susan Blansett) (first 6/2) last 6/23
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill
Cassin's Sparrow (Luke Pheneger:Peter Burke/Leslie S) (first 6/16) last
Burrowing Owl (2) (Chris Brown/Richard Trinkner) (first 4/14) 1; last 6/20
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)
++++Heil Valley Ranch
Cassin's Kingbird (Dan Zmolek:Leslie S) last 6/23

Broomfield County
++++Pond near Parking Lot, 295 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield
Northern Parula (Doug Faulkner/Matt Hofeditz) (first 6/21) last 6/23

Denver County
++++Bluff Lake Nature Area
Green Heron (George Ho/Jason Bidgood) (first 6/21) last 6/23
++++Bear Creek Greenbelt
Mississippi Kite --see map (Chris Wood) first 6/22

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
++++Hanover Road and area
Greater Roadrunner --at Meridian Road (Tim Leppek/Kevin & Gary Ash)
(first 6/17) last 6/23
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ovenbird (up to 3) (Ken Burton/Roger Massey) (first 5/6) 2; last 6/23
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (Michelle Puplava) last 6/23
++++Squirrel Creek Road Area
Burrowing Owl --at Ellicott Road (Nate Kauffman/Roger Massey) (first
5/21) 5; last 6/23
++++Ramah Wildlife Area
Northern Mockingbird (5) (Ketcham/Roger Massey) (first 6/19) 2; last 6/23
++++Tamlin Road
Cassin's Sparrow (3) (Sharon Milto) first (first 6/17) last 6/22
++++Ute Valley Park
Ash-throated Flycatcher (David & Cheryl Hubbard/Melanie Herring) (first
6/18) last 6/21

Huerfano County
++++Santa Clara Creek (CR 310)
Hepatic Tanager (Diane Roberts:David Suddjian/Sue Riffe) (first 6/12)
last 6/22

Jefferson County
++++Plainview Road
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/Alison Field) (first 6/9) last 6/23
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Cheesman Reservoir & Stony Pass Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (Frank Farrell/Matthew Crawford) (first 6/1) last 6/23
Red-headed Woodpecker (Crawford) last 6/23
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Cheesman Canyon trail (Stevens) first
++++Reynolds Park
Dusky Grouse (Chris Wood) last 6/23
Williamson's Sapsucker (Stevens & all/Chris Wood) (first 4/5) last 5/23
++++Standley Lake
Northern Mockingbird (David Chernack/Cody Russell) (first 6/4) 2; last
++++Deer Creek area/South Valley Park
Ovenbird (2) --near entrance/see map (Suddjian) first 6/22
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Deer Creek at Buckhorn Road (David Suddjian) 1; last
++++Bear Creek Lake Park
Least Flycatcher (1) (Reed Gorner) first 6/21
++++Pine Valley Ranch Park & Pike National Forest
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
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Richard Stevens) first 6/21
++++Staunton State Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Michael Kiessig) first 6/21
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (Myron Gerhard/Yvonne Parrott) (first 2/26) last
(Latest: top of park, also check around group picnic pavilion)
++++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

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
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Jim Nachel) (first 6/17) last 6/23
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
Pacific Wren
--West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Nick Komar:David Wade)
(first 6/22) last 6/23
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Gaylee Dean) (first 5/30) 1; last
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(adult, young) --west/Nymph Lake, Bear Lake area (Bob Righter) last 6/23
(1) --Hidden Valley (Nate Senner/David Blue) (first 5/24) last 6/23
Dusky Grouse --see map (David Blue) first 6/23
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Kaempfer:Vanderpoel) (first 6/10) 1; last
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Jon Smith) last 6/23
Black Swift
(2) --Fern Lake (William Phelan) first 6/22
(4) --Wild Basin (Eric DeFonso) first 6/21
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center to Cattail Chorus
Indigo Bunting (Jim Nachel) last 6/23
Eastern Screech-Owl (Lori Zabel) last 6/21
++++Lory State Park
Least Flycatcher (Nick Komar:Jeff Shenot) first 6/22
Dickcissel (Chris Funk:Jeff Shenot) first 6/22
(above: south end of Lodgepole Drive)
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (2) (Andy Bankert) first 6/22
Cassin's Sparrow (Bruening/Bankert) (first 6/9) 3; last 6/22
Baird's Sparrow (up to 5) --see directions (Andy Bankert) (first 5/16) 1;
last 6/22
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
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

Pueblo County
++++Swallows Road
Curve-billed Thrasher (Stevens:Michaels/Robb Hinds) (first 3/1) 2; last
Northern Shrike (Kevin Ash) reported 6/23
++++Mineral Palace Park area
Yellow-throated Warbler (2) --16th & Court (Van Truan) (first 4/26) 1; last
++++Olive Marsh
Red-eyed Vireo (Van Truan) first 6/22

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Mountain Plover
(7) --Hwy 390/south/CR 100 (Justin Lawson) first 6/23
(5) --CR 89/north/hwy 14 (Matthew Crawford) first 6/23
(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
Long-billed Curlew
(1) --Hwy 390/south/CR 100 (Lawson) first 6/23
(2) --CR 110/CR 73 (Matt Hogan) first 6/23
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
++++Baxter Lake
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 (Goodrich:Troth/Marcel Such) (first 6/18) last 6/21

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
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
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
Red-headed Woodpecker (Elaine Wagner/Wood) 5/30) last 6/21

Morgan County
++++Fort Morgan Ponds & Riverside Park
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Greg Goodrich) first 6/23
Red-headed Woodpecker (5) (Greg Goodrich) first 6/23


Archuleta County
++++ =Pagosa Springs & area
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) --Vista Pond (Ben Bailey) first 6/22
++++Navajo Reservoir
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
++++Brown's Canyon National Monument
Gray Flycatcher (Laroche/Rebecca Laroche:Diane Roberts) first (first
5/20) last 6/22
++++Ute Trail, Salida
Dickcissel (4) (Todd Deininger) first 6/22

Clear Creek County
++++Guanella Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker --near Duck Lake (David Suddjian) last 6/22
++++Mt. Evans Road
Brown-capped Rosy Finch --top (David Haskell/Michael Walther) (first
6/14) last 6/22
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
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

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++++Loveland Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --west side (Scott Somershoe) last 6/22

Custer County
++++DeWeese Reservoir
Black Phoebe (Rich Miller) first 6/21

Fremont County
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Catherine Olin) 1; last
Lewis's Woodpecker --Hwy 115/north/6th street (Norm Lewis) first 6/22
++++Howard Area
Lewis's Woodpecker (Sandra Ewald) first 6/22
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss) (first 6/10) last 6/21

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
++++Jackson County Road 26 Area
Greater Sage-Grouse (8) --CR 26A (Matt Hogan/Richard & Gaylee Dean)
(first 6/22) 14; last 6/23
++++Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Greater Sage-Grouse (3) --CR 31 (Bill Kaempfer:John Vanderpoel) first 6/23
Willet (6) (Mlodinow/Gaylee Dean) (first 6/2) 2; last 6/22
Long-billed Curlew (2) (Matt Hogan) reported 6/21
++++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
++++County Road 100 Bridge
Black Phoebe (James Beatty) first 6/23
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ryan Votta) 2; last 6/21
++++Vallecito Reservoir
Lewis's Woodpecker (3) (David Dunford/Joe Gyekis) (first 6/15) last 6/21

Mesa County
++++County Road 71 4/10
Purple Martin (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood) first 6/23
++++James Robb Colorado River State Park, Pear Park
Caspian Tern (Roger Clark) first 6/21
(River Front Trail 1/4 Mi east of 29 Road)
++++Rabbit Valley
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
++++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

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

Park County
++++James Mark Jones Wildlife Area
Mountain Plover (3) (Denise Bretting) first 6/22

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