Date: 6/25/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2018
Date: June 25, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 25 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.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Boulder)
Band-tailed Pigeon (*Routt)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero, Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Jefferson)
American Coot (Phillips)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Boulder, *Denver)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero,
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, *Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Denver)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, *Chaffee, *Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, *Fremont, La Plata, *Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Gray Vireo (Las Animas)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (*Boulder, Weld)
Gray Jay (*Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, *Routt)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, *Jefferson)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (*Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (*Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, *Douglas, *Fremont, Larimer)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Routt)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jefferson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (*Pueblo)
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Adams)
Orchard Oriole (*Boulder)
Baltimore Oriole (*Prowers)
Ovenbird (*Custer, 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, *Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, El Paso)
Painted Bunting (Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Chaffee, Douglas, *Jefferson, Larimer, *Mesa)

---On June 19 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWA, Andy Belt reported Dark-eyed
Junco (Gray-headed).
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.

---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 22 on High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 23 on High
Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported
2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 on High
Line Canal Trail – S University BLvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---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 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 5 Chipping Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at
Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Littleton, David Sddjian reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.

---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 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---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 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 22
at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON
and Little Blue Heron. On June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Barbara Brown and several other birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and
TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 19 on Gunbarrel Hill, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Lark Bunting and
On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK and
4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---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 22 at South Mesa Trail,
Sue Riffe reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail,
Steve Frye and Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John
Rutenbeck and Kiki Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 19 at Melody Park on Kalmia between Broadway and 16th, Bob
Fiehweg reported singing Northern Cardinal.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded

---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 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271
Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest.

---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.

----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 22 at 1777
Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported
1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake
Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.

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

---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 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.

----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

---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 22 at Coal
Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel. On June 23 at Coal
Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported 1 Dickcissel and 2
Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Wood reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper Sparrows and 6
Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel; Bez Bezuidenhout reported
Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel.
---On June 19 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 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
W of Hwsy 93, Chris Wood reported Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow.
---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 24
at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshaw, Gray Jay and
Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge W, C ole and
Beth Sage reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.

---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 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.

---On June 19 at CR 76.8, Sue Riffe reported Gray Vireo.
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

---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 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel.

---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 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

---On June 19 at Mineral Palace Park, Jacqueline Heyla reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver
and Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported
pair of nesting Mississippi Kites.
---On June 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tanja Britton reported 7
Cattle Egret. On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds
reported 3 Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo
Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

---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
See DFO website for more information
Western Colorado
Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)
This Trip is FULL.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek At; 303-329-8646)
This trip is FULL.

Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine

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