Date: 6/28/18 3:41 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 28, 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
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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: 6/27/2018
Boulder (Little Blue Heron, Lewis's Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Cassin's
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, White-tailed
Ptarmigan, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Ovenbird, Dusky Grouse)
Douglas (Red-eyed Vireo)
El Paso (Curve-billed Thrasher)
El Paso/Pueblo (Barn Owl, Cassin's Sparrow, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Sage
Gunnison (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Jefferson (Dickcissel, Willet)
Larimer (Pacific Wren, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Swift, Green
Mesa (Bobolink, Dickcissel)
Moffat (Greater Sage-Grouse)
Montrose (Indigo Bunting, Lesser Nighthawk)
Weld (Burrowing Owl)


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

Boulder County
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/Ryan Bushong) (first 6/11) last
(Above: Cottonwood Marsh)
Eastern Phoebe --White Barn/Boulder Crk/75th Street (Norm Lewis/Cyndy
Johnson:Maureen Blackford) (first 3/31) last 6/23
++++Heil Ranch Open Space & area
Lewis's Woodpecker --straightaway (Luke Pheneger/Carl Starace) (first
5/30) last 6/27
++++Golden Ponds
Eastern Phoebe (Pheneger) (first 6/25) last 6/27
Green Heron (Carl Bendorf/Luke Pheneger) (first 5/21) last 6/25
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell/Pheneger) (first 5/14) last 6/25
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill
Cassin's Sparrow (Luke Pheneger:Peter Burke/Chris Brown) (first 6/16)
last 6/27
++++Mesa South Trail
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
++++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
++++East Plum Creek Trail
Red-eyed Vireo (2) (Cynthia Kristensen) first 6/27
++++Roxborough State Park
Chestnut-sided Warbler --Fountain Valley Trail (Wendi Fisher) first 6/26

Northern Mockingbird (Matthew Crawford) first 6/25

El Paso County
++++Hanover Road and area
Curve-billed Thrasher (4) (Tanja Britton:Jim Merritt) last 6/27
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (2) (Melanie Herring) last 6/24

El Paso/Pueblo Counties
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Barn Owl (Tanja Britton:Jim Merritt) last 6/27
Cassin's Sparrow (2) (Britton:Merritt) last 6/27
(above: banding station, El Paso County)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Britton:Merritt) last 6/27
Sage Thrasher (Britton:Merritt) first 6/27
(above: Headquarters, Pueblo County)

Jefferson County
++++Plainview Road
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/Marky Mutchler:Meg Reck) (first 6/9) 1; last 6/27
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Standley Lake
Willet (19) (David Chernack) first 6/27
++++Deer Creek area/South Valley Park
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

Larimer County
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
--West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Bez Bezuidenhout) (first
6/22) 4; 6/27
(one 100 yards up trail from junction with West Creek Falls
(two adults & on juvenile close to the junction)
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(1) --Hidden Valley (Nate Senner/Johanna Beam) (first 5/24) last 6/27
(1) --Rainbow Curve (Matt Hogan) first 6/26
(1) --Lake Irene (Candice Johnson) first 6/26
Black Swift
(4) --Wild Basin (Eric DeFonso/Dan Zmolek) (first 6/21) 7; last 6/27
++++Riverbend Ponds Natural Area & Poudre River Trail
Green Heron (Sue Emond/Jay Breidt) (first 5/22) last 6/27
++++Prospect Ponds Natural Area
Green Heron (Jay Breidt) (first 6/11) last 6/27
++++Rist Canyon
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
++++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
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
Burrowing Owl (2) (Mlodinow) last 6/26
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Burrowing Owl
(2+) --CR 100/mile/west/CR 19 (Gary Lefko) (first 6/21) last 6/27
(4) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Johanna Beam) 1; last 6/26
(2) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Duberstein) 6; last 6/21
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
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
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


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
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
Eastern Phoebe (Sally Waterhouse/Stevens:Michaels) (first 6/24) 2; last
++++Brown's Canyon National Monument
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/Dave King & all) (first
5/2) 2; last 6/27
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) --northwest corner/Summit Lake
(Stevens:Michaels/Dave King & all) (first 5/30) 2; last 6/27
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --east/Summit Lake parking lot
(Stevens:Michaels/Dave King & all) (first 5/30) 1; last 6/27
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake Campgrounds
(Stevens:Michaels/Dave King & all) (first 5/30) last 6/27
Ovenbird --Chicago Creek Road (Chris Wood) first 6/27
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Chicago Lakes--Idaho Springs Reservoir
(Chris Wood) first 6/27
Dusky Grouse --Chicago Lakes Trail 3s (Chris Wood) first 6/27

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
Black Phoebe (2) (Glenn Dunmire/Ross Hubbard) (first 3/25) again 6/26

Fremont County
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss) (first 6/10) last 6/26
(latest: Grandview Avenue)
++++Brewster Lane & McCumber Lane, Florence
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
++++West Fork Cimmarron River
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jon Horn) first 6/27
++++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
Bobolink (2) --0.2 miles/west/57 Road (Jim Liewer/Vic Zerbi) (first 5/28)
2; last 6/27
Dickcissel --0.15 miles/west/57 road (Jim Liewer:Peter Robinson/Zerbi)
(first 6/24) last 6/27
++++Grand Mesa (Hwy 65)
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
++++County Road 17
Greater Sage-Grouse (6) (Chip Clouse) first 6/26
++++Dinosaur National Monument & area
Greater Sage-Grouse (6) --Blue Mountain Road (Tory Mathis) first 6/25

Montrose County
++++Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch
Indigo Bunting (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) (first 5/15) last 6/27
++++Nucla Sewer Ponds
Lesser Nighthawk (Dexter:Wright) (first 6/9) last 6/26

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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