Date: 7/9/18 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 July 2018
Date: July 9, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 9 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.
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Redhead (*Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
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)
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 (*Boulder, Clear Creek)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*El Paso, *Garfield, Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (*Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Gunnison)
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, *Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan, *Rio Grande, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---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 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---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
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows.
---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
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.

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

BOULDER COUNTY:
---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 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 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 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.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.

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 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green
Heron. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall 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.
---On Juliy 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.

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

EL PASO COUNTY:
---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 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---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 8 at Coal
Crfeek OS, Christine Alexander reported 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 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
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 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
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 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch
Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE.
---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
Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.

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 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.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---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.


OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Crfeek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 6 and 7 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 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.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)

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 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

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 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
Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Beaver Brook Trail
Tuesday, July 10
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Slighsby (Paslingsby AT comcast.net; 720-347-5169 mobile)

Park County Explorations
Wednesday, July 11
5:00 Am – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Rocky Mountain National Park
Wednesday, July 11
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Edmund J Holub (edmund.holub AT GMAIL.COM; 303-979-2194)

KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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