Date: 7/8/18 3:02 am From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 July 2018
Date: July 8, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 8 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
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Ring-necked Duck (*Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (*Kiowa)
Hooded Merganser (*Adams, Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, *Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Arapahoe)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas, *Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (*Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Kiowa, *Larimer, *Weld)
Willet (Boulder, *Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, *Kiowa, *Larimer, *Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, *Kiowa, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver, *Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle, Summit)
Mississippi Kite (*Adams, El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
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 (*Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, *Weld)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, Mesa)
Common Raven (*Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (Adams, Gilpin, *Weld)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcathcer (*Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek, *Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
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)
Fox Sparrow (*Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, *Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (*Arapahoe)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Montrose
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Mesa. *Montrose)
Dickcissel (*Alamosa, Boulder, *Jefferson, *Kiowa, Logan, *Rio Grande,
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit. On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
---On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 7 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---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 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
----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 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
---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
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
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.
---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. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center,
James McCall reported Green Heron.
---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.
---On Juliy 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
---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
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---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 7 at Coal Creek OS, JoAnn
Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
---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
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
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
---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 7 at Running Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak,
Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver, Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar
reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron.
---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. On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.
---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.
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.
---On July 7 at Billy Crfeek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole. On July 6 and 7 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported
---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 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan
reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
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)