Date: 6/26/18 3:19 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 26, 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
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Reports added: 6/25/2018
Boulder (Chestnut-sided Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Little Blue Heron,
Green Heron, Eastern Phoebe, Red-eyed Vireo, Bobolink, Nashville Warbler)
Chaffee (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Denver (Curve-billed Thrasher, Sage Thrasher)
Douglas (Northern Mockingbird)
Jefferson (Dickcissel, Dusky Grouse)
Kiowa (Snowy Plover, Burrowing Owl, Marbled Godwit)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (White-tailed Ptarmigan, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)
Las Animas (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Meadowlark)
Mesa (Dickcissel, Bobolink)
Moffat (Greater Sage-Grouse)
Ouray (Black Swift)
Park (Dusky Grouse, Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, American
Three-toed Woodpecker)
San Juan (Boreal Owl)


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
++++Mesa South Trail
Chestnut-sided Warbler --southeast of parking lot (Dan Zmolek/Rob
Cassady) (first 6/16) last 6/25
Rose-breasted Grosbeak --see map (Cindy Martin/Robert Thoren:Preston
Sowell) (first 6/21) last 6/25
American Redstart (Dan Zmolek:Leslie S) last 6/24
Red-eyed Vireo (Steve Frye) first 6/23
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/Chris Brown:Tim Ryan) (first
6/11) last 6/25
Tricolored Heron (Takamine/Kiki Widjaja) (first 6/9) last 6/24
Little Blue Heron (adult) (Shelby Thomas/Burger) (first 6/4) last 6/23
(Above: Cottonwood Marsh)
Eastern Phoebe --White Barn/Boulder Crk/75th Street (Norm Lewis/Cyndy
Johnson:Maureen Blackford) (first 3/31) last 6/23
++++Golden Ponds
Green Heron (Carl Bendorf/Luke Pheneger:Sarah Spotten) (first 5/21) last
Eastern Phoebe (Pheneger) first 6/25
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell/Pheneger) (first 5/14) last 6/25
++++Boulder Open Space Office & area
Bobolink (2) (Elena Klaver/Robert Thoren) (first 6/2) 2; last 6/25
++++Eldorado Mountain Open Space
Nashville Warbler (Phoenix Kwan) first 6/25
++++Eldora Road
Rose-breasted Grosbeak --see map (Jim Commers) first 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
++++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/Kiki Widjaja) (first 6/21) last 6/24

Denver County
++++Bluff Lake Nature Area
Curve-billed Thrasher (James Kachline) first 6/25
Sage Thrasher (Dave King) first 6/25
Green Heron (George Ho) (first 6/21) last 6/24
Red-eyed Vireo (Stevens) (first 6/23) last 6/24

Douglas County
++++Roxborough State Park
Northern Mockingbird (Matthew Crawford) first 6/25
++++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

El Paso County
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (2) (Melanie Herring) last 6/24
Cassin's Kingbird (Cathy Bondy) last 6/2
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Indigo Bunting (Tanja Britton/Driscoll) (first 6/20) last 6/24
Ovenbird (up to 3) (Ken Burton/Roger Massey) (first 5/6) 2; last 6/23
++++Hanover Road and area
Greater Roadrunner --at Meridian Road (Tim Leppek/Kevin & Gary Ash)
(first 6/17) 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

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/DeFonso:Frank Farrell) (first 6/9) 3; last 6/25

(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Reynolds Park
Dusky Grouse (Adult Kees) 1; last 6/25
Williamson's Sapsucker (Stevens & all/Chris Wood) (first 4/5) last 5/23
++++Staunton State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Ben Sampson/Reed Gorner) (first 4/22) last
++++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
++++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

Jefferson/Douglas Counties County
++++Chatfield Reservoir area
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Gerhard/Dylan
Cooper) (first 5/17) last 6/24

Larimer County
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Matt Hogan) (first 5/30) 2; last
Brown-capped Rosy Finch
(2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Matt Hogan) (first 6/10) 1; last 6/25
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Jon Smith) last 6/23
Pacific Wren
--West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Nick Komar:David Wade)
(first 6/22) last 6/23
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
Black Swift
(2) --Fern Lake (William Phelan) first 6/22
(4) --Wild Basin (Eric DeFonso) first 6/21
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Jim Nachel) (first 6/17) last 6/23

Pueblo County
++++Mineral Palace Park area
Yellow-throated Warbler (2) --16th & Court (Van Truan/Mlodinow) (first
4/26) 1; last 6/24
Mississippi Kite (2) (Mlodinow) last 6/24
++++Pueblo Mountain Park
Grace's Warbler (Jim Merritt/Mlodinow) (first 5/26) last 6/24
++++Swallows Road
Cassin's Kingbird (Matthew Crawford) last 6/24
Curve-billed Thrasher (Stevens:Michaels/Crawford) (first 3/1) last 6/24
Northern Shrike (Kevin Ash) reported 6/23
++++Hwy 78
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Mlodinow) first 6/24
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mlodinow) first 6/24
Northern Pygmy-Owl (Mlodinow) last 6/24
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Mlodinow) last 6/24
Flammulated Owl (Mlodinow) last 6/24

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
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


Kiowa County
++++Upper & Lower Queens Reservoirs
Snowy Plover --Lower Queens (Jeff Calhoun) first 6/25
Burrowing Owl --Upper Queens (Jeff Calhoun) last 6/25
++++Neenoshe Reservoir
Marbled Godwit (2) (Jeff Calhoun) first 6/25

Las Animas County
++++County Road 22
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --47750 CR 22 (David Tonnessen) first 6/24
++++North Lake Wildlife Area
Common Loon (Goodrich:Troth/Marcel Such) (first 6/18) last 6/21

Prowers County
Baltimore Oriole --S. 13th Street/W. Parkway Drive (Dorothy Russell)
first 6/24


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

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
++++Chaffee County
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) --CR 350/west/Hwy 24 (David Orth-Moore) first 6/25
++++Sands Lake Wildlife Area
Eastern Phoebe (2) (Christian Hagenlocher/Sally Waterhouse) (first 4/22)
1; last 6/24
++++Franz Lake Wildlife Area
Eastern Phoebe (Sally Waterhouse) first 6/24

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
Barrow's Goldeneye --Echo Lake (Nathan Senner/Matthew Crawford) (first
5/2) 1; last 6/25
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
++++Guanella Pass
Brewer's Sparrow (3, prob: Timberline Sparrows) (Bob Andrews:Michael
Kiessig) last 6/25
American Three-toed Woodpecker --near Duck Lake (David Suddjian) last 6/22

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

Custer County
++++Davenport Campgrounds Road
Ovenbird (Steve Mlodinow) first 6/24

Fremont County
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss) (first 6/10) last 6/24
++++Brewster Lane, Florence
Dickcissel (4) (Setta Moss) (first 6/13) last 6/24
++++Chandler Road
Cassin's Kingbird (4) (Dale & Joel Adams) first 6/24
Black-throated Sparrow (2) (Adams) first 6/24
Cassin's Sparrow (7) (Adams) first 6/24

Garfield County
++++White Owl Lake
Boreal Owl (2 heard) (Zerbi) last 6/24
Barrow's Goldeneye (2) (JoAnn Riggle/Vic Zerbi) (first 6/20) last 6/24

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
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ryan Votta) 1; last 6/25
++++County Road 100 Bridge
Black Phoebe (James Beatty) first 6/23

Mesa County
++++Me 3/4 Road & Area
Dickcissel --0.15 miles/west/57 road (Jim Liewer:Peter Robinson/McGinley)
(first 6/24) last 6/25
Bobolink (2) --0.2 miles/west/57 Road (Jim Liewer/Kathleen McGinley)
(first 5/28) 3; last 6/25
++++County Road 71 4/10
Purple Martin (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood) first 6/23
++++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

Moffat County
++++Dinosaur National Monument & area
Greater Sage-Grouse (6) --Blue Mountain Road (Tory Mathis) first 6/25

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (Niler Pyeatt/Jeff Scott:Bryan Calk) (first 5/31) 2; last

Park County
++++Kenosha Pass
Dusky Grouse --east side (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/25
Flammulated Owl --east side (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/25
Northern Pygmy-Owl --east side (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/25
American Three-toed Woodpecker --west side (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/25
++++James Mark Jones Wildlife Area
Mountain Plover (3) (Denise Bretting) first 6/22

Routt County
++++Oak Creek Area
Purple Martin (3m,1f) --2.5 miles up CR 29 (Tom Hall) first 6/24
Band-tailed Pigeon --Oak Creek (Tom Hall) first 6/24
Sagebrush Sparrow --2 miles/west/yampa at CR turnoff (Hall) first 6/24

San Juan County
++++Little Molas Lake
Boreal Owl (5) (Bryan Calk) first 6/24

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