Date: 7/7/18 3:17 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 7, 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: 7/6/2018
Arapahoe (Long-billed Curlew, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Boulder (Caspian Tern, Burrowing Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Eagle (Least Flycatcher)
El Paso (Ovenbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher)
Jefferson (Red-eyed Vireo, Dickcissel)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (Dickcissel, Green Heron, Pacific Wren, White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Mesa (Scott's Oriole, Sagebrush Sparrow, Purple Martin, Grace's Warbler,
Indigo Bunting, Williamson's Sapsucker, Pinyon Jay)
Montezuma (Black Phoebe)
Montrose (Pinyon Jay, Black-throated Sparrow)
Prowers (Baltimore Oriole)
Teller (Flammulated Owl)
Washington (Dickcissel)


Adams County
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Sage Thrasher --wildlife drive (Dave King/Candice Johnson) (first 7/2) 2;
last 7/4
Burrowing Owl
--Rattlesnake Hill parking lot (Dave King) first 7/2
--wildlife drive, 0.2 miles/north/mile marker 9.0 (Stevens:Kosten/King)
(first 6/23) last 7/2

Arapahoe County
++++Willow Spring Open Space
Long-billed Curlew (Jared Del Rosso) first 7/6
++++South Platte Park
Eastern Screech-Owl --southwest/Platte River & Mineral Ave (Don Hall:Bill
Shcreitz) first 7/6
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Stevens/Dave King) (first 6/1) 4; last 7/1
Cassin's Kingbird (6) (Suddjian/Dave King) (first 5/28) 2; last 7/1
++++Gun Club Road area
Burrowing Owl --0.4 miles/south/Colfax & Toll Road (1) (Stevens/Dave
King) (first 5/3) 4; last 7/1

Boulder County
++++Lagerman Reservoir
Caspian Tern (John Rutenbeck/Peter Gent) (first 6/29) last 7/6
Willet (Leslie S/Jack Bushong) (first 7/3) last 7/4
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Lookout Ridge (Andrea Tolzmann) last 7/6
(2) --Gunbarrel Hill (Chris Brown/Dan Zmolek:Leslie S) (first 4/14) 4;
last 7/1
Cassin's Sparrow (Luke Pheneger:Peter Burke/Chris Brown) (first 6/16)
last 6/27
Eastern Meadowlark (Lilian's) (Christian Nunes/Johanna Beam) (reported
6/13) reported 6/20
(pullover south side of Lookout Road, 0.7 miles east of 75th street)
++++Fourth of July Campground
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Luke Pheneger) first 7/6
++++Magnolia Road
Williamson's Sapsucker (2) (Sue Riffe) first 7/5
Black Swift (Sue Riffe) first 7/5
++++Golden Ponds
Red-eyed Vireo (David Dowell) (first 5/14) last 7/5
Dickcissel (2) (David Dowell) first 7/5
++++North Boulder: Neva Road & Nelson Road/75th Street
Red-eyed Vireo (Richard Trinkner) first 7/5
++++Dodd Reservoir
Caspian Tern --flew toward Lagerman Reservoir (David Haskell:Katie
Lehman) first 7/5
++++Lion Lakes Trail
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 7/5
++++Heil Ranch Open Space & area
Indigo Bunting (Chris Brown) first 7/5
Lewis's Woodpecker --straightaway (Luke Pheneger/Mlodinow) (first 5/30)
last 7/4
++++Mesa South Trail
American Redstart (Ted Floyd) first 7/4
Indigo Bunting (Jon Webb) last 7/4
Chestnut-sided Warbler --southeast of parking lot (Dan Zmolek/Jon Webb)
(first 6/16) last 7/4
Lewis's Woodpecker (Betty Glass) first 7/2
++++McCall Lake area
Dickcissel (Sue Riffe) first 7/4
Bobolink (David Waltman/Sue Riffe) (first 5/11) last 7/4
++++Gregory Canyon
Ovenbird (David Waltman/Chris Brown) (first 5/31) last 7/3
++++Chautauqua Park
Northern Mockingbird (Chris Brown) first 7/3
Northern Pygmy-Owl (John Malenich) first 7/1
++++Walden Ponds, Sawhill Ponds & Boulder Creek
Little Blue Heron (immature) (Joel Such/Luke & Tracy Pheneger) (first
6/11) last 7/2
(Above: Cottonwood Marsh)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Ted Floyd) last 7/1

Denver County
++++Bluff Lake Nature Area
Green Heron (George Ho/Steve Herbert) (first 6/21) last 7/4

Douglas County
++++Roxborough State Park
American Redstart (female) (Chris Gilbert) first 7/5
++++Castlewood Canyon Road
Ovenbird --Creekside Trail (Richard Stevens/Karen Metz) (first 5/11) 2;
last 7/2
Indigo Bunting (Chris Gilbert/Karen Metz) (first 5/28) last 7/2

El Paso County
++++Stratton Open Space
Ovenbird (3) (Tanja Britton) first 7/6
++++Garden of the Gods
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Tyler & Robert Flicker) first 7/6
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ovenbird (up to 3) (Ken Burton/Tanja Britton) (first 5/6) 1; last 7/5
Indigo Bunting (Tanja Britton) (first 6/20) last 7/5
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Roger Mssey/Britton) (first 6/3) last 7/5
++++Squirrel Creek Road Area
Burrowing Owl (3) --Peyton Hwy/south/Hwy 96 (Tyler & Robert Ficker) first
Cassin's Sparrow (Cathy Bondy) last 7/1

El Paso/Pueblo Counties
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Robert & Tyler Ficker) last 7/5
Cassin's Sparrow (2) (Robert & Tyler Ficker) 5; last 7/5

Jefferson County
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Red-eyed Vireo (3) (Cynthia Kristensen) first 7/6
Williamson's Sapsucker (Myron Gerhard/David & Tammy McQuade) (first 2/26)
last 6/30
(Latest: around group picnic pavilion, also check top of Park)
++++Plainview Road, Coal Creek Open Space
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/David Hill) (first 6/9) 1; last 7/6
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Lair 'O Bear Park
Red-eyed Vireo (Anna Lenshek) first 7/4
++++Staunton State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Ben Sampson/Santiago Tabares) (first 4/22)
last 7/4
Least Flycatcher --see map (Christine Alexander/Karen Drozda) (first
6/30) last 7/4

Jefferson/Douglas Counties County
++++Chatfield Reservoir
Least Flycatcher --Audubon Center trails (5) Luke Pheneger) last 7/4
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Gerhard/Janet
Shin:Mary O'Connor) (first 5/17) 2; last 7/3
American Redstart --Audubon Center trails (Diane Roberts/Frederick
Townsend) (first 5/13) last 7/2
Least Flycatcher (12) --upstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Dave King) 5; last 7/2
American Redstart --upstream/Kingfisher Bridge (Mackenzie Goldthwait/Dave
King) (first 5/19) last 7/2

Larimer County
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Dickcissel --near red tank (Michelle McKim/John Shenot) (first 6/13) 2;
last 7/6
++++Running Deer Natural Area/Cottonwood Hollow Natural Area
Green Heron (Lori Zabel/Joey Angstman) (first 5/8) last 7/6
Common Gallinule (Robert Beauchamp/Todd Deininger) (first 7/1) last 7/5
(approximately 40 yards south of the empty nest pole and to the west of
the pole)
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
Pacific Wren --West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Steve Rash)
(first 6/22) 1; last 7/6
White-tailed Ptarmigan (1) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Daniel Irons) first
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Andrea Tolzmann)
(first 6/10) 3; last 7/5
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Alluvial Fan area (Oscar Wilhelmy)
first 7/5
++++CSU Environmental Learning Center to Cattail Chorus
Indigo Bunting (Kevin Keirn) last 7/5
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (Andy Bankert/Caroline Olson) (first 5/16) last 7/4
++++Riverbend Ponds Natural Area & Poudre River Trail
Green Heron (Sue Emond/Gwen Moore) (first 5/22) 5; last 7/4
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Riley Morris) (first 6/17) 4; last 7/4
++++County Road 5 near Rawhide Reservoir
Burrowing Owl --CR 5/north of Buckeye Road (Doyle/Caroline Olson) (first
4/27) 2; last 7/4
Northern Mockingbird (2) (Caroline Olson) 2; last 7/4
Cassin's Sparrow (5) (Caroline Olson) last 7/4

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Mountain Plover (5) --CR 89/north/hwy 14 (Matthew Crawford/Sue Riffe)
(first 6/23) 4; last 7/4
Least Flycatcher (2) --playa at CR 77 & CR 116 (Sue Riffe) first 7/4
Chestnut-collared Longspur (11) --CR 49/north/CR 114 (Sue Riffe) first 7/4
Cassin's Sparrow (2) --CR 77 & CR 116 (Sue Riffe) first 7/4


Bent County
++++Fort Lyons Wildlife Easement Area & Wildlife Area
Barn Owl (2) --see (Mlodinow) first 7/1
Short-eared Owl --see (Mlodinow) first 7/1
Western Screech-Owl (Mlodinow) first 7/1
Black Rail
--CR 16/south/CR HH (A.N./Mlodinow) (first 5/3) 2; last 7/1
--CR HH/east/CR 13 (Alexander:Casias/Mlodinow) (first 5/5) 3; last 7/1

Prowers County
Baltimore Oriole --S. 13th Street/W. Parkway Drive (Dorothy Russell)
(first 6/24) last 7/6


Logan County
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Upland Sandpiper --east road (David Dowell) first 7/4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (up to 11) --west/CR 55 (Stevens:Michaels/Linda Lee)
(first 5/18) 1; last 7/4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (David Dowell) 3; last 7/4
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Alexander/Dowell) (reported 6/9) again 7/4
Baltimore Oriole (Dowell) last 7/4
Great Crested Flycatcher (Eric DeFonso/Farrell:Chavez) (first 5/25) last
Field Sparrow (up to 9) (Farrell:Chavez) 2; last 7/1
Northern Cardinal (Farrell:Chavez) 2; last 7/1
++++Duck Creek Wildlife Area
Upland Sandpiper (Stevens:Michaels/Mark Chavez) (first 5/18) 2; last 7/1

Logan/Washington Counties
++++Prewitt Reservoir area
Marbled Godwit (Dowell) first 7/4

Washington County
++++Highway 36, west CR VV
Dickcissel (David Ely) first 7/6

Yuma County
++++Highway 36, west of CR H
Dickcissel (2) (David Ely) first 7/6


Archuleta County
++++Pinon Lake Reservoir
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (Ben Bailey/Justin Bosler) (first 6/4) 2; last 7/3
NOTE: TRUMPETER SWAN on Pinon Lake Reservoir is considered a
tame/released bird)

Chaffee County
++++Chaffee County
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) --waters & james street (Tammy & David McQuade) 5;
last 7/3
Pinyon Jay (6) --kodiak court (David & Tammy McQuade) last 7/3

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
Black Swift (Susan Broderick/Andrew Fontenot) (first 7/3) last 7/4
Barrow's Goldeneye --Echo Lake (Nathan Senner/Patrick Del Pizzo) (first
5/2) last 7/4
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) --Summit Lake & south (Stevens:Michaels/David
Suddjian) (first 5/30) 2; last 7/2
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake Campgrounds
(Stevens:Michaels/Jeremiah Trimble) (first 5/30) last 7/1
Brown-capped Rosy Finch --top (David Haskell/Jeremiah Trimble) (first
6/14) last 7/1
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --east/Summit Lake parking lot
(Stevens:Michaels/Dave King) last 6/27
++++Guanella Pass
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Campgrounds (Ben Sampson) last 7/4
White-tailed Ptarmigan --Square Top Trail (Forrest Rowland) first 6/28

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++++Loveland Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --west side/summit (Donald Kautz) last 7/5

Eagle County
++++Gypsum Ponds area
Least Flycatcher (JoAnn Potter Riggle) (first 5/15) last 7/6
++++Dotsero Ponds
Pinyon Jay (10) (JoAnn Riggle) last 7/5

Fremont County
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Black Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Rich Miller/Olin) (first
3/28) last 7/2
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Catherine Olin) 2; last

Gunnison County
++++Gunnison County Roads
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (3) --CR 38/north of CR 38A (Jacob Washburn:Jamie
Thompson/Stevens:Michaels) (first 6/25) last 7/1
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gaylee & Richard Dean/Stevens:Michaels) (first 6/30)
last 7/1

Jackson County
Greater Sage-Grouse (see website)

La Plata County
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Kathy Bearden) last 7/6
++++West 5th Avenue/11th Street, Durango
Lewis's Woodpecker (Aaron Keller) first 7/5
++++Wildcat Canyon (Rafter J)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Pablo Quezada/Kathy Bearden) (first 6/10) 2; last 7/3
Acorn Woodpecker (1) (Kathy Bearden) last 7/3

Mesa County
++++Vega State Park
Purple Martin (Ronda Woodward:Rodene Harwood/Ernie Bradley) (first 6/24)
last 7/6
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
Purple Martin
(2) --Thimble Point (Mike Henwood/Christine Alexander) (first 5/30) last
Grace's Warbler
(3) --divide rd, thimble point (Henwood/Christine Alexander) (first 5/30)
last 7/6
(2)--Telephone Trail (Henwood:Kelly/Nic Korte) (first 5/12) last 7/6
Indigo Bunting (2) --Thimble Point (Alexander) first 7/6
Williamson's Sapsucker --Telephone Trail (Nic Korte) first 7/6
++++Brewster Ridge area Map
Scott's Oriole (2) (Pablo Quezada/Washburn:Thompson) (first 6/12) m; last
Sagebrush Sparrow --CR 4.7+ miles/north/S road (Garfield Cty)
(Stevens:Michaels/Washburn:Thompson) (first 2/28) last 7/6
++++Colorado National Monument
Gray Flycatcher --last: Devil's Kitchen (CoBus group/Christine Alexander)
(first 5/1) last 7/5
Gray Vireo --Devil's Kitchen trail (Mike Henwood/Alexander) (first 4/19)
last 7/5
Pinyon Jay (2) --Devil's Kitchen (Alexander) last 7/5
Black-throated Sparrow --Devil's Kitchen (Alexander) last 7/5
Sagebrush Sparrow (1) --Devil's Kitchen (Alexander) first 7/5
Pinyon Jay (2) --Campgrounds (Washburn:Thompson) last 7/5
++++Grand Mesa (Hwy 65)
Purple Martin --Hwy 65/CR 100 (Denise & Mark Vollmar/Washburn:Thompson)
(first 6/30) last 7/3
Boreal Owl --Visitor's Center (CoBus group/Washburn:Thompson) (first
3/31) last 7/3
Boreal Owl --Spruce Grove Campgrounds (CoBus group/Washburn:Thompson)
(first 3/31) last 7/3
++++Cameo/Coal Canyon
Chukar (1) (Stevens:Michaels/Washburn:Thompson) (first 2/28) 2; last 7/2
Sagebrush Sparrow (Riffe/Washburn:Thompson) (first 4/26) last 7/2

Montezuma County
++++McPhee Reservoir/Dolores Ponds
Black Phoebe --McPhee rim trail and Dolores River trail (Leslie Stewart)
first 7/6

Montrose County
Pinyon Jay (51) --East 5th Avenue (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/15) 15; last
++++Airport Lake Area
Black-throated Sparrow (5) (Dexter:Wright) last 7/6
++++Nucla Town Reservoir
Black Phoebe (2) (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) (first 4/16) 2; last 7/5
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dexter:Wright) (first 5/29) last 7/5
++++Nucla Sewer Ponds
Lesser Nighthawk (Dexter:Wright) (first 6/9) last 7/4

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (up to 6) (Niler Pyeatt/Amy Gorospe) (first 5/31) 3; last 7/5

Teller County
++++Manitou Experimental Forest area
Flammulated Owl (2) (Deborah Barnes/Diana Beatty) (first 5/11) 4; last 7/5
++++Mueller State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (Announcing Reeves) last 7/4

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