Date: 7/7/18 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 July 2018
Date: July 7, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 7 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.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Hooded Merganser (Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas)
Willet (Boulder, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, Larimer)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Snowy Egret (*Eagle)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Kiowa, Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (*Eagle, Summit)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Grand)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (*Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, *Mesa)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Bushtit (Adams, Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers, Yuma)
American Redstart (Douglas, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams, Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, *Mesa, Otero)
Dickcissel (*Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 1 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 4 on High Line
Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 3 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot,
Ben Sanders, Tracy and Luke Pheneger 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 July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy Pheneger reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail, David Chernack
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa Trail Meg Reck
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
----On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy Pheneger
and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July
4 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet. On
July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron. On
July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago Tabares, Jeremiah
Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 2 at Coal
Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported
Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 4 at Coal Creek OS, Cameron
Carver reported 5 Grasshopper Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel. On July 6 at Coal
Creek OS, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported Grasshopper Sparrow and
Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed
Rumberger reported Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Pointg FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole. On July 6 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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