Date: 6/27/18 3:12 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 27, 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: 6/26/2018
Arapahoe (Northern Mockingbird)
Boulder (Chestnut-sided Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Little Blue Heron,
Eastern Phoebe)
Chaffee (Pinyon Jay, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Flycatcher, Northern Saw-whet Owl)
Clear Creek/Summit (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Dolores (Black Phoebe)
Douglas (Chestnut-sided Warbler)
Fremont (Dickcissel)
Gunnison (Lewis's Woodpecker, Gunnison Sage-Grouse)
Hinsdale (Black Swift)
Jefferson (Dickcissel, Eastern Phoebe)
Kit Carson (Dickcissel)
Larimer (Green Heron, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Flammulated Owl)
Mesa (Bobolink, Dickcissel, Dusky Grouse)
Ouray (Black Swift)
Prowers (Upland Sandpiper)
Weld (Long-eared Owl, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Black Rail,
Dickcissel, Burrowing Owl, Mountain Plover, Chestnut-collared Longspur,
Cassin's Sparrow)


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
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Stevens/Gwen Moore) (first 6/1) 6; last 6/26
Cassin's Kingbird (6) (Suddjian/Stevens:Kosten) (first 5/28) 3; last
++++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 Map
Chestnut-sided Warbler --southeast of parking lot (Dan Zmolek/Greg
Goodrich:Anna Troth) (first 6/16) last 6/26
Rose-breasted Grosbeak --see map (Cindy Martin/Robert Thoren) (first
6/21) last 6/26
American Redstart (Dan Zmolek:Leslie S) last 6/24
Red-eyed Vireo (Steve Frye) first 6/23
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek Map
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/John Haycraft:Robert Thoren)
(first 6/11) last 6/26
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
Eastern Phoebe (Pheneger/Sarah Spotten) (first 6/25) 2; last 6/26
Green Heron (Carl Bendorf/Luke Pheneger) (first 5/21) last 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

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
Chestnut-sided Warbler --Fountain Valley Trail (Wendi Fisher) first 6/26

Northern Mockingbird (Matthew Crawford) first 6/25

El Paso County
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (2) (Melanie Herring) last 6/24
++++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

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/Greg Goodrich) (first 6/9) 1; last 6/26
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Deer Creek area/South Valley Park Map
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Deer Creek at Buckhorn Road (David Suddjian/Reed
Gorner) 1; last 6/26
++++Reynolds Park
Dusky Grouse (Adult Kees) 1; last 6/25
++++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
++++Running Deer Natural Area Map
Green Heron (Lori Zabel/David Wade) (first 5/8) last 6/26
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(1) --Rainbow Curve (Matt Hogan) first 6/26
(1) --Lake Irene (Candice Johnson) first 6/26
(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
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
Black Swift
(2) --Fern Lake (William Phelan) first 6/22
(4) --Wild Basin (Eric DeFonso) first 6/21
++++Rist Canyon Map
Flammulated Owl (Komar:Wade/Matt Hogan) first (first 6/25) last 6/26

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
++++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
++++South Platte River at CR 60
Long-eared Owl (Mlodinow) first 6/26
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Mlodinow) first 6/26
Indigo Bunting (Mlodinow) first 6/26
++++Lower Latham Reservoir Map
Black Rail --south & north sides of CR 48 (Doug Faulkner/Mlodinow) (first
6/2) 1; last 6/26
(would be 4th & 5th Weld Cty historical record; Colorado Bird Records
Board has an additional five unconfirmed sightings)
Dickcissel (Mlodinow) first 6/26
++++Weld County Road 59 Ponds Map
Burrowing Owl (2) (Mlodinow) last 6/26
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area Map
Mountain Plover
(4) --Hwy 14/west/CR 89 (Delaney Kempf) last 6/26
(5) --CR 89/north/hwy 14 (Matthew Crawford/Steve Rash) (first 6/23) 2;
last 6/26
(1) --CR 96, east/CR 69 (Johanna Beam) last 6/26
(2+) --Hwy 14, btw CR 77/CR 79 (Beam) reported 6/26
(7) --Hwy 390/south/CR 100 (Justin Lawson) first 6/23
Burrowing Owl
(4) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Johanna Beam) 1; last 6/26
(2) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Duberstein) 6; last 6/21
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Johanna Beam) 6; last 6/26
(2) --Hwy 14/east/CR 77 (Johanna Beam) first 6/26
Cassin's Sparrow
(10) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Josh King/Beam) (first 6/5) 2; last 6/26


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

Kit Carson County
++++Burlington Water Treatment Pond Map
Dickcissel (4) (Marky Mutchler) first 6/26

Las Animas County
++++County Road 22
Yellow-billed Cuckoo --47750 CR 22 (David Tonnessen) first 6/24

Prowers County
++++Fencerow, West of Hwy 385
Upland Sandpiper (2) --btw CR CC & CR X (Jane Stulp) first 6/26
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

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
++++Buena Vista Overlook Map
Northern Saw-whet Owl (3) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/25-26
(BLM Land, north of Overlook)
Pinyon Jay (6) (Stevens:Michaels) last 6/26
++++Frantz Lake Wildlife Area Map
Eastern Phoebe (Sally Waterhouse/Stevens:Michaels) (first 6/24) 2; last
++++Brown's Canyon National Monument Map
Gray Flycatcher (Laroche/Rebecca Laroche:Diane Roberts) (first 5/20) last
Pinyon Jay (60) (Reid Hardin/Stevens:Michaels) (first 6/12) last 6/26
++++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

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
American Three-toed Woodpecker --near Duck Lake (David Suddjian) last 6/22

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++++Loveland Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(3) --summit (Colin Clark) last 6/25
(2) --west side (Scott Somershoe) last 6/22

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

Dolores County
++++Bradfield Bridge Campgrounds Site Map
Black Phoebe (2) (Glenn Dunmire/Ross Hubbard) (first 3/25) again 6/26

Fremont County
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City Map
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss) (first 6/10) last 6/26
(latest: Grandview Avenue)
Dickcissel (Catherine Olin/Setta Moss) (first 6/5) last 6/15
++++Brewster Lane & McCumber Lane, Florence Map
Dickcissel (4) (Setta Moss) (first 6/13) last 6/26
++++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

Gunnison County
++++Jorgensen Park
Lewis's Woodpecker --west of Park (Washburn:J. Thompson) first 6/26

Hinsdale County
++++North Clear Creek Falls
Black Swift (Steve & Sue Whitmer) first 6/26

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

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 Map
Bobolink (2) --0.2 miles/west/57 Road (Jim Liewer/David Price) (first
5/28) 3; last 6/26
Dickcissel --0.15 miles/west/57 road (Jim Liewer:Peter Robinson/Price)
(first 6/24) last 6/26
Bobolink (2) --Molina/Upper Plateau Creek (Connee Moffatt) first 6/3
++++Grand Mesa (Hwy 65) Map
Dusky Grouse --Powderhorn Ski Area (Kathleen McGinley) first 6/26
++++County Road 71 4/10
Purple Martin (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood) first 6/23
++++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) (first 5/31) 2; last 6/26

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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