Date: 6/30/18 3:00 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 June 2018
Date: June 30, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 30 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.
Tundra Swan (Eagle)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Boulder, Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Calliope Hummingbird (Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Marbled Godwit (Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Common Loon (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer, Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (*Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*La Plata, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (*Adams, Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Chaffee, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Fremont, La Plata, Pueblo)
Bushtit (Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*El Paso, Jefferson)
Purple Martin (Routt)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (Garfield)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer, Weld)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek, La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt, La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek, Garfield)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer, *Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, Weld)
Dickcissel (Jefferson, *Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 25 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilledran
Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 28 on
High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29 on High Line Canal Trail –
S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers.
---On June 24 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping
Sparrows.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---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 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 25 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown reported imm Little Blue
Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, John Haycraft and
Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 27 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm Little Blue Heron. On
June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah Spotten and Alan de Queiroz
reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---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. On June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John
Rutenbeck and Kiki Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 25 at
South Mesa Trail, Rob Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26
at South Mesa Trail, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at
Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On June 27 at
Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers. On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger
reported 3 Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian Tern.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---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 24 at 271 Interlocken Blvd,
Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---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 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

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

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie Herring reported 2 Mississippi
Kites.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David
and Tammy McQuade reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.

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

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---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 25 at Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash and Frank Farrell
reported Dickcissel; Eric DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper
Sparrows. On June 26 at Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna
Troth, Alison Field, and Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and
Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 27 at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky
Mutcher reported Dickcissel; Mutcher also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwy 93, Chris Wood reported
Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshawk,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker. On June 28 at Stauton
SP, Rebecca Larochedr and Burke Angstman reported Northern Goshawk, 2
Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 27 on West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren where Nick
Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific Wrens – 2
adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood,
Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On
June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd, Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink
and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---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 24 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew
Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---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 28 on Swallow’s Road Cedmetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

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

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Black Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.



DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information


Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 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 AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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