Date: 7/8/18 3:31 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 8, 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: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 7/7/2018
Adams (Mississippi Kite)
Alamosa (Dickcissel)
Arapahoe (Cassin's Kingbird, Northern Mockingbird)
Boulder (Red-eyed Vireo, Bobolink, Willet, Black Swift, Burrowing Owl,
American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Chaffee (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)
Denver (Green Heron)
Douglas (Eastern Phoebe)
Gunnison (Fox Sparrow, Brown-capped Rosy Finch)
Jefferson (Dickcissel)
Jefferson/Douglas (Least Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart)
Kiowa (Snowy Plover, Least Tern, Least Flycatcher, Willet, Burrowing Owl,
Northern Mockingbird, Dickcissel)
La Plata (Black Phoebe)
Larimer (Common Gallinule, Green Heron, Dickcissel, Caspian Tern, Pacific
Mesa (Black Phoebe, Purple Martin, Williamson's Sapsucker, Lewis's
Woodpecker, Gray Vireo)
Montrose (Black-throated Gray Warbler)
Ouray (Black Phoebe)
Prowers (Baltimore Oriole)
Rio Grande (Dickcissel)
Weld (Least Flycatcher, Dickcissel, Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl,
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Cassin's Sparrow)


Adams County
++++Star K Ranch Open Space Map
Mississippi Kite (Arthur Gest) reported 7/7
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Sage Thrasher --wildlife drive (Dave King/Candice Johnson) (first 7/2) 2;
last 7/4

Arapahoe County
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area Map
Cassin's Kingbird (6) (Suddjian/Meg Reck) (first 5/28) last 7/7
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Stevens/Meg Reck) (first 6/1) 2; last 7/7
++++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

Boulder County
++++Mesa South Trail Map
Red-eyed Vireo (Leslie S) first 7/7
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
++++Boulder Open Space Office & area Map
Bobolink (2) (Elena Klaver/Patrick Del Pizzo) (first 6/2) 1; last 7/7
++++Lagerman Reservoir Map
Willet (Leslie S/Chris Owens) (first 7/3) last 7/7
Caspian Tern (John Rutenbeck/Peter Gent) (first 6/29) last 7/6
++++Wild Basin Section of Rocky Mountain National Park Map
Black Swift (4) --Ouzel Falls (Sarah Spotten) first 7/7
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill Map
Burrowing Owl (2) --Gunbarrel Hill (Chris Brown/Jack Bushong) (first
4/14) 4; last 7/7
++++Brainard Lake Area Map
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Long Lake Trail/Lake Isabelle (Paul Ode)
last 7/7
++++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

Denver County
++++Bluff Lake Nature Area
Green Heron (George Ho/James McCall) (first 6/21) last 7/7

Douglas County
++++Platte Canyon Reservoir Map
Eastern Phoebe (1) (Diane Roberts) first 7/7
++++Roxborough State Park
American Redstart (female) (Chris Gilbert) first 7/5

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
++++Plainview Road, Coal Creek Open Space Map
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/JoAnn Hackos) (first 6/9) 4; last 7/7
++++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)

Jefferson/Douglas Counties County
++++Chatfield Reservoir
Least Flycatcher --Audubon Center trails (4) (Jay & Jean Harrison) last
Red-eyed Vireo (Harrison) last 7/7
American Redstart --Audubon Center trails (Diane Roberts/Harrison) (first
5/13) last 7/7

Larimer County
++++Running Deer Natural Area/Cottonwood Hollow Natural Area Map
Common Gallinule (Robert Beauchamp/Steve Stachowiak) (first 7/1) last 7/7
(approximately 40 yards south of the empty nest pole and to the west of
the pole)
Green Heron (Lori Zabel/Cameron Carver) (first 5/8) last 7/7
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area Map
Dickcissel --near red tank (Michelle McKim/John Sanderson) (first 6/13)
2; last 7/7
++++Kechter Road Ponds Map
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Nick Komar) (first 6/17) 4; last 7/7
++++Rocky Mountain National Park Map
Pacific Wren
--West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/David Dowell) (first 6/22)
1; last 7/7
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

Weld County
++++Behrens Reservoir Map
Least Flycatcher (Mlodinow) first 7/7
Dickcissel (3) (Mlodinow) first 7/7
++++Centennial Valley Wildlife Area Map
Dickcissel (9) (Mlodinow) first 7/7
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area Map
Mountain Plover
(7) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Gregoriah Hartman/Bez Bezuidenhout) (first
4/7) 4; last 7/7
(1) --CR 77/north/CR 116 (Robert & Tyler Ficker) first 7/7
Burrowing Owl (2) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Nick Komar) last 7/7
Chestnut-collared Longspur (1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Robert & Tyler Ficker)
5; last 7/7
Cassin's Sparrow (10) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Josh King/Robert & Tyler
Ficker) (first 6/5) 3; last 7/7


Bent County
++++Fort Lyons Wildlife Easement Area & Wildlife Area
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
Kiowa County
++++Blue Lake Map
Snowy Plover (9) (Steve Schmit) first 7/7
Least Tern (Duane Nelson/Schmit) (first 5/20) 1; last 7/7
++++Neenoshe Reservoir Map
Snowy Plover (2) (Steve Schmit) first 7/7
Least Flycatcher (Steve Schmit) first 7/7
Willet (Schmit) first 7/7
Burrowing Owl (3) Steve Schmit) first 7/7
Northern Mockingbird (4) (Schmit) last 7/7
Dickcissel (Mlodinow/Schmit) (first 5/29) last 7/7

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


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
++++Duck Creek Wildlife Area
Upland Sandpiper (Stevens:Michaels/Mark Chavez) (first 5/18) 2; last 7/1

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


Alamosa County
++++CR CC/CR 22S
Dickcissel (2+) (John Rawinski) reported 7/7

Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker (4) --North 5th & Loma (Byron Greco) last 7/7

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
Barrow's Goldeneye --Echo Lake (Nathan Senner/Crystal Wilson) (first 5/2)
last 7/7
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) --Summit Lake & south
(Stevens:Michaels/Crystal Wilson) (first 5/30) 2; last 7/7
Black Swift (Susan Broderick/Andrew Fontenot) (first 7/3) last 7/4
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake Campgrounds
(Stevens:Michaels/Jeremiah Trimble) (first 5/30) 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
++++White River National Forest
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Steve Horvath) first 7/7
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (4) (Horvath) first 7/7
++++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
++++Animas River Trail Map
Black Phoebe --1235 Caminco del Rio (David Dunford) first 7/7
++++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
++++Horsethief Canyon Wildlife Area Map
Black Phoebe (2) (David Price) (first 3/31) last 7/7
Purple Martin (David Price:Carol Ortenzio) first 7/7
++++Brush Creek Road Map
Purple Martin (2) --CR 272 (Christine Alexander) first 7/7
++++Vega State Park Map
Williamson's Sapsucker (David Price/Christine Alexander) (first 6/16)
last 7/7
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (Carol Ortenzio) (first 6/27) last 7/7
Purple Martin (3) (David Price:Ronda Woodward/Christine Alexander) (first
6/16) 3; last 7/7
++++Colorado National Monument
Gray Vireo --Devil's Kitchen trail (Mike Henwood/Norm Lewis) (first 4/19)
last 7/7
Gray Flycatcher --last: Devil's Kitchen (CoBus group/Christine Alexander)
(first 5/1) 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
++++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
++++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
++++Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch Map
Black-throated Gray Warbler (3) (Dexter:Wright) last 7/7
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
++++Billy Creek Wildlife Area Map
Black Phoebe --bridge over Billy Creek (Kent Nelson/Norm Lewis) (first
5/5) 1; last 7/7
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (up to 6) (Niler Pyeatt/Amy Gorospe) (first 5/31) 3; last 7/5

Rio Grande County
++++Swede Lane
Dickcissel (12) --west/hwy 285 (John Rawinski) first 7/7

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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