Date: 6/30/18 3:13 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 30, 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: 6/29/2018
Alamosa (Black Swift)
Archuleta (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Boulder (Little Blue Heron, Caspian Tern, Eastern Phoebe, Red-eyed Vireo,
Indigo Bunting)
Chaffee (Pinyon Jay)
Delta (Willet)
El Paso (Greater Roadrunner, Curve-billed Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, Cassin's
Sparrow, Mississippi Kite)
Fremont (Eastern Phoebe, Black Phoebe)
Garfield (Lewis's Woodpecker)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker)
Larimer (Dickcissel, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak)
Mesa (Dickcissel, Black Phoebe)
Ouray (Black Swift)
Weld (Chestnut-collared Longspur, Cassin's Sparrow, Burrowing Owl,
Long-billed Curlew, Mountain Plover)


Arapahoe County
++++Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space
Green Heron (Cynthia Madsen) first 6/28
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Stevens/Gwen Moore) (first 6/1) 6; last 6/26

Boulder County
++++Walden Ponds & Boulder Creek
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/Alan de Queiroz:Sarah Spotten)
(first 6/11) last 6/29
(Above: Cottonwood Marsh)
Eastern Phoebe --White Barn/Boulder Crk/75th Street (Norm Lewis/Cyndy
Johnson:Maureen Blackford) (first 3/31) last 6/23
++++Lagerman Reservoir
Caspian Tern (John Rutenbeck) first 6/29
++++Golden Ponds
Eastern Phoebe (Pheneger) (first 6/25) last 6/29
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell/Pheneger) (first 5/14) 2; last 6/27
++++Eldorado Mountain State Park
Red-eyed Vireo (Tom Hurley) first 6/29
Indigo Bunting (Tom Hurley) first 6/29
++++Warembourg Open Space Area
American Redstart (Ryan & Jack Bushong) first 6/28
++++Chautauqua Park
Red-eyed Vireo (Tom Hurley) first 6/28
++++Heil Ranch Open Space & area
Lewis's Woodpecker --straightaway (Luke Pheneger/Carl Starace) (first
5/30) last 6/27
++++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

Douglas County
++++East Plum Creek Trail
Red-eyed Vireo (2) (Cynthia Kristensen) first 6/27

El Paso County
++++Hanover Road and area
Greater Roadrunner --west of Meridian Road (Tim Leppek/Tammy & David
McQuade) (first 6/17) 3; last 6/29
Curve-billed Thrasher (1) --west of Meridian Road (Tammy & David McQuade)
last 6/29
Sage Thrasher (1) --west of Meridian Road (Tammy & David McQuade) first
Cassin's Sparrow (1) --west of Meridian Road (Tammy & David McQuade)
first 6/29
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (4) (Janet Stevens) last 6/29

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
++++Standley Lake
Marbled Godwit (6) (David Chernack) first 6/28
Willet (19) (David Chernack) first 6/27
++++Staunton State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Ben Sampson/Rebecca Laroche) (first 4/22)
last 6/28
++++Plainview Road
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/Marky Mutchler:Meg Reck) (first 6/9) 1; last 6/27
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Deer Creek area/South Valley Park
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Deer Creek at Buckhorn Road (David Suddjian/Reed
Gorner) 1; last 6/26

Larimer County
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Dickcissel --near red tank (Michelle McKim/Caroline Olson:Andy Bankert)
(first 6/13) 5; last 6/29
++++Rist Canyon
Ovenbird --see map (Nick Komar/Georgia Doyle) (first 6/3) last 6/29
Flammulated Owl (Komar:Wade/Matt Hogan) first (first 6/25) last 6/26
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker
(5) --Fern Lake (RUBY JEWEL ROAD Thompson) first 6/29
(1) --Endovalley Picnic area (Marky Mutchler) last 6/29
(1) --Hidden Valley (Nate Senner/Johanna Beam) (first 5/24) last 6/27
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Marky Mutchler) first 6/29
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Marky Mutchler) (first 5/30) 3;
last 6/28
Pacific Wren
--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
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Nick Komar) (first 6/17) 5; last 6/28
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center to Cattail Chorus
Green Heron (Lori Zabel) first 6/28
++++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

Pueblo County
++++Swallows Road
Cassin's Kingbird (Zervos/MaryLynne Ketcham) first (first 6/18) last 6/28
Curve-billed Thrasher (Stevens:Michaels/Ketcham) (first 3/1) last 6/28
Northern Mockingbird (Ketcham) last 6/28
Cassin's Sparrow (2) (Gloria Nikolai/Ketcham) (first 6/18) last 6/28

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(6) --CR 59/north/CR 108 (Marcus Roening) first 6/29
(1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Johanna Beam) 6; last 6/26
Cassin's Sparrow
(1) --CR 96/CR 77 (Ian Souza-Cole) first 6/29
(10) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Josh King/Beam) (first 6/5) 2; last 6/26
Burrowing Owl
(4) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Marcus Roening) 1; last 6/29
Long-billed Curlew (4) --CR 122/east/CR 83 (Marcus Roening) first 6/28
++++Adams and Bunker Reservoirs
Mountain Plover (Marcus Roening) first 6/28
++++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


Kiowa County
++++Upper & Lower Queens Reservoirs
Common Loon (Doug Faulkner) first 6/28
Long-billed Curlew (Doug Faulkner) first 6/28

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

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


Alamosa County
++++Zapata Falls & area
Black Swift (1) (Jeff Dawson) first 6/29

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs & area
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) --Cloman Park (Ben Bailey) last 6/29
++++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
++++Near Maysville
Pinyon Jay (5) --CR 220 (Gaylee & Richard Dean) first 6/29
++++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/Saguache Counties
++++Marshall Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker (4) Stevens:Michaels) first 6/28
Williamson's Sapsucker (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/28
Purple Martin (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/28
Flammulated Owl (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/28
American Three-toed Woodpecker (3) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/27
Williamson's Sapsucker (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/27
Purple Martin (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/27
Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) --O'Haver Lake (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/27
Flammulated Owl (4) (Stevens:Michaels) first 6/27

Clear Creek County
++++Guanella Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan --Square Top Trail (Forrest Rowland) first 6/28
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --Square Top Trail (Forrest Rowland) first
++++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

Delta County
++++Fruitgrower's Reservoir
Willet (2) (Rick Harner) first 6/29

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

Eagle County
++++Spring Park Reservoir
Tundra Swan (Babs Buck) reported 6/28

Fremont County
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Catherine Olin) 1; last
Black Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Rich Miller/Olin) (first
3/28) last 6/29
++++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

Garfield County
++++Blue Creek Open Space
Lewis's Woodpecker (3) (Bill Schmoker/Washburn:Thompson) (first 6/28)
last 6/29
++++Smith Lake
Barrow's Goldeneye (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 6/28
++++County Road 155
Barrow's Goldeneye (1) --Lake of the Woods Overlook (Kathy Mihm-Dunning)
first 6/27
Barrow's Goldeneye (16) --Trappers Lake (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 6/27
++++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
++++Kebler Pass
Purple Martin --Traditional tree near mile 11 (Washburn:Thompson) 2;
first 6/28
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Washburn:Thompson) first 6/28
Dusky Grouse 2; (Washburn:Thompson) first 6/28
++++Taylor Park Canyon
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Washburn:J. Thompson)) first 6/26
Band-tailed Pigeon (4) (Washburn:J. Thompson)) first 6/26
(All above: Lakeview Campgrounds)
++++Summit at Cottonwood Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Washburn:Jamie Thompson) first 6/27
++++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
Greater Sage-Grouse (see website)

La Plata County
++++Wildcat Canyon (Rafter J)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Pablo Quezada/David Dunford) (first 6/10) 1; last 6/29
Acorn Woodpecker (2) (David Dunford) last 6/29
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ryan Votta) 1; last 6/28
++++Rancho Durango Road
Cassin's Kingbird (4) (Jim Beatty) first 6/28
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jim Beatty) first 6/28

Mesa County
++++Upper Plateau Creek near Molina
Dickcissel (Connie Moffatt) first 6/29
++++Connected Lakes State Park Area
Black Phoebe --past power plant (Nic Korte) last 6/29
++++Me 3/4 Road & Area
Bobolink (2) --0.2 miles/west/57 Road (Jim Liewer/Nick Korte) (first
5/28) 2; last 6/28
Dickcissel --0.15 miles/west/57 road (Jim Liewer:Peter Robinson/Korte)
(first 6/24) last 6/28
++++Grand Mesa (Hwy 65)
Boreal Owl --Visitor's Center (CoBus group/Gaylee & Richard Dean) (first
3/31) last 6/28
Dusky Grouse --Powderhorn Ski Area (Kathleen McGinley) first 6/26
++++Colorado National Monument
Gray Vireo --Devil's Kitchen trail (Mike Henwood/Richard & Gaylee Dean)
(first 4/19) last 6/28
Black-throated Sparrow --Devil's Kitchen (1) (Dean) last 6/28
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) --Brushy Ridge Road, see map (Mike Henwood) first
Purple Martin (4) --Brushy Ridge Road-Dominguez Road to Snipe Mountain
(Henwood:Wibbens/Henwood) (first 6/2) 6; last 6/28
Grace's Warbler (1) --Jack's Canyon (Eric DeFonso/Mike Henwood) (first
5/10) 2; last 6/28

Moffat County
++++County Road 17
Greater Sage-Grouse (6) (Chip Clouse) first 6/26

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/Gaylee Dean) (first 5/31) 2; last 6/29

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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