Date: 7/10/18 3:22 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 10, 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
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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: 7/9/2018
Adams (Red-eyed Vireo)
Fremont (Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Black Phoebe, Eastern Phoebe, Curve-billed
Thrasher, Cassin's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Long-eared Owl,
Jefferson (Dickcissel, Dusky Grouse)
Jefferson/Douglas (Eastern Phoebe)
Kiowa (Snowy Plover)
La Plata (Black Phoebe)
Larimer (Common Gallinule, Green Heron, Pacific Wren, White-tailed
Mesa (Grace's Warbler)
Montezuma (Lucy's Warbler)
Montrose (Black Phoebe)
Otero (Yellow-billed Cuckoo)
Ouray (Black Swift, Willet, Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Lewis's Woodpecker)
Prowers (Baltimore Oriole, Northern Cardinal)
Pueblo (Green Heron, Grace's Warbler, Williamson's Sapsucker)
Summit (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Weld (Cassin's Sparrow, Mountain Plover)


Adams County
++++Barr Lake
Red-eyed Vireo (Max Nootbaar:Daniel Irons) first 7/9
++++Star K Ranch Open Space
Mississippi Kite (Arthur Gest) reported 7/7

Arapahoe County
++++Jewell-Yale Loop
Northern Mockingbird --Jewell Ave/just east of Powhaton Road (Greg
Schrab) first 7/8
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area
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

Boulder County
++++South Boulder Creek Trail at S. Boulder Road
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Andy Dorsey) first 7/8
++++Niwot Area and Gunbarrel Hill
Burrowing Owl
(2) --Lookout Ridge (Bob Spencer) last 7/8
(2) --Gunbarrel Hill (Chris Brown/Jack Bushong) (first 4/14) 4; last 7/7
++++Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farms
Burrowing Owl (4) (Phoenix Kwan) first 7/8
++++Gold Hill
American Three-toed Woodpecker --mm 10.4 (Chip Clouse) first 7/8
++++Mesa South Trail
Red-eyed Vireo (Leslie S) first 7/7
++++Boulder Open Space Office & area
Bobolink (2) (Elena Klaver/Patrick Del Pizzo) (first 6/2) 1; last 7/7
++++Wild Basin Section of Rocky Mountain National Park
Black Swift (4) --Ouzel Falls (Sarah Spotten) first 7/7
++++Brainard Lake Area
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Long Lake Trail/Lake Isabelle (Paul Ode)
last 7/7

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

Douglas County
++++Roxborough State Park
Ovenbird (Terry Michaels/Gwen Moore) first (first 5/20) last 7/8
++++Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space
Ovenbird (Diana Beatty/A.N.) (first 6/2) last 7/8
++++Platte Canyon Reservoir
Eastern Phoebe (1) (Diane Roberts) first 7/7

El Paso County
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (Alison Hixson) last 7/8
++++Kettle Lakes
Black Phoebe (John Drummond) first 7/8
++++Stratton Open Space
Ovenbird (3) (Tanja Britton) first 7/6

Jefferson County
++++Plainview Road, Coal Creek Open Space
Dickcissel (Eric Defonso/Wendi Fisher) (first 6/9) 2; last 7/9
(east of Plainview Road, mile from highway 72)
++++Mt. Falcon Park
Dusky Grouse (John Breitsch) (first 5/27) last 7/9
++++Staunton State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Ben Sampson/Brian & Robin Lindman) (first
4/22) last 7/8
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Least Flycatcher (Carol & Carl Trovall) reported 7/8
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
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Gerhard/Dylan
Cooper) (first 5/17) 1; last 7/9
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
Common Gallinule (Robert Beauchamp/Lisa Edwards & all) (first 7/1) last
(approximately 40 yards south of the empty nest pole and to the west of
the pole)
Green Heron (Lori Zabel/James McCall) (first 5/8) last 7/9
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
Pacific Wren --West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Kevin Keirn)
(first 6/22) 1; last 7/9
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Andrea Tolzmann) (first 5/30) 2;
last 7/9
(1) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Daniel Irons) first 7/6
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Alluvial Fan area (Wilhelmy/Robert &
Tyler Ficker) (first 7/5) last 7/8
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Andrea Tolzmann)
(first 6/10) 3; last 7/5
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Kilpatrick) (first 6/17) last 7/8
++++Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Dickcissel --near red tank (Michelle McKim/John Sanderson) (first 6/13)
2; last 7/7
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (Andy Bankert/Caroline Olson) (first 5/16) last 7/4

Pueblo County
++++Pueblo Mountain Park
Grace's Warbler (Jim Merritt/David Tonnessen) (first 5/26) 3; last 7/9
Williamson's Sapsucker (Tonnessen) reported 7/9
++++Pueblo Nature Center Trail
Green Heron (Tracy & Jim Zervos/Keith Leland) (first 6/18) last 7/9
++++Valco Ponds Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe (David Tonnessen) last 7/8
Ash-throated Flycatcher (2) (Tonnessen) last 7/8
Flammulated Owl (2) --see map (Van Truan) first 7/7

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Cassin's Sparrow
(10) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (Josh King/Erthal) (first 6/5) 5; last 7/9
Least Flycatcher (2) --playa at CR 77 & CR 116 (Sue
Riffe/Rutenbeck:Bendorf) (first 7/4) last 7/8
Mountain Plover
(5) --CR 89/north/hwy 14 (Matthew Crawford/John Rutenbeck:Carl Bendorf)
(first 6/23) 8; last 7/8
(2) --CR 83, north of hwy 14 (Jennie Duberstein/Rutenbeck) (first 6/21)
8; last 7/8
(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
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(2) --CR 114/east/CR 45 (Rutenbeck:Bendorf) 10; last 7/8
(1) --CR 96/west/CR 77 (Robert & Tyler Ficker) 5; last 7/7
Burrowing Owl (2) --CR 100/west/Hwy 390 (Nick Komar) last 7/7
++++Behrens Reservoir
Least Flycatcher (Mlodinow) first 7/7
Dickcissel (3) (Mlodinow) first 7/7
++++Centennial Valley Wildlife Area
Dickcissel (9) (Mlodinow) first 7/7


Kiowa County
++++Neenoshe Reservoir
Snowy Plover (2) (Steve Schmit/David Tonnessen) (first 7/7) last 7/8
Red-headed Woodpecker (Tonnessen) first 7/8
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
++++Blue Lake
Snowy Plover (9) (Steve Schmit) first 7/7
Least Tern (Duane Nelson/Schmit) (first 5/20) 1; last 7/7

Otero County
++++Rocky Ford Wildlife Area
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Percival:Truan/David Tonnessen) (first 5/25) again
++++Lake Holbrook
Northern Mockingbird (6) (Marky Mutchler) first 7/8
++++Higbee Valley Road Area (CR 804)
Eastern Bluebird (8) (Mlodinow/Steve Schmit) (first 7/1) last 7/7
Curve-billed Thrasher (7) (Mlodinow/Steve Schmit) (first 7/1) last 7/7

Prowers County
Baltimore Oriole --S. 13th Street/W. Parkway Drive (Dorothy Russell)
(first 6/24) last 7/9
++++County Road 88 & CR S
Long-billed Curlew (47) (Jane Stulp) first 7/8
++++Lamar Community College
Northern Cardinal (4) (David Tonnessen) last 7/8


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

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

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake (Carol & Carl Trovall) last 7/8
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
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --east/Summit Lake parking lot
(Stevens:Michaels/Dave King) last 6/27

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

Fremont County
++++Tunnel Drive area
Rufous-crowned Sparrow --trail (2) (David Tonnessen) last 7/9
++++Arkansas Riverwalk
Black Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Rich Miller/Olin) (first
3/28) last 7/9
Eastern Phoebe --Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue (Catherine Olin) last 7/9
++++Siloam Road
Lewis's Woodpecker (Marky Mutchler) first 7/9
Curve-billed Thrasher (Marky Mutchler) first 7/9
Cassin's Sparrow (3) (Mutchler) first 7/9
Black-throated Sparrow (Jerry DeBoer/Mutchler) (first 4/9) last 7/9
++++MacKenzie Avenue, Canon City
Dickcissel (12) --see map (Setta Moss/David Tonnessen) (first 6/10) 3;
last 7/9
(latest: Grandview Avenue)

Garfield County
++++New Castle area
Black Phoebe (Adam Zions) first 7/8
Indigo Bunting (Zions) first 7/8

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
++++Jackson County Road 26 Area
Greater Sage-Grouse (7) --CR 26 (Aija Konrad) last 7/7

La Plata County
++++Animas River Trail
Black Phoebe (1) --32nd Street (Aaron Keller) last 7/9
++++Huck Finn Pond & Animas River Trail
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ryan Votta) 2; last 7/8
++++Animas River Trail
Black Phoebe --1235 Caminco del Rio (David Dunford) first 7/7

Mesa County
++++Uncompahgre Plateau
Grace's Warbler
(9) --see map (Carol Ortenzio) first 7/9
(3) --see map (Carol Ortenzio) first 7/9
(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

Purple Martin
(2) --Thimble Point (Mike Henwood/Christine Alexander) (first 5/30) last
Indigo Bunting (2) --Thimble Point (Alexander) first 7/6
++++Cameo/Coal Canyon
Black-throated Gray Warbler (3) (Nick Komar/Christine Alexander) (first
5/29) 2; last 7/8
Sagebrush Sparrow (Riffe/Alexander) (first 4/26) 3; last 7/8
++++Lower Plateau Creek
Chukar (2) --see map (Christine Alexander) first 7/7
++++Horsethief Canyon Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe (2) (David Price) (first 3/31) last 7/7
Purple Martin (David Price:Carol Ortenzio) first 7/7
++++Brush Creek Road
Purple Martin (2) --CR 272 (Christine Alexander) first 7/7
++++Vega State Park
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

Montezuma County
++++Yellow Jacket Canyon
Lucy's Warbler (up to 7) (CoBus group/Norm Lewis) (first 4/17) 1; last 7/9
++++McPhee Reservoir/Dolores Ponds
Black Phoebe --McPhee rim trail and Dolores River trail (Leslie Stewart)
first 7/6

Montrose County
++++Uncompahgre Road off Hwy 550
Black Phoebe (2) (Doug Kibbe:Mackenzie Goldthwait) first 7/9
Black Phoebe (4) (Doug Kibbe:Mackenzie Goldthwait) first 7/9
++++Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch
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
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (up to 6) (Niler Pyeatt/Doug Kibbe:Mackenzie Goldthwait)
(first 5/31) 4; last 7/9
++++Highway 550
Lewis's Woodpecker (Kibbe:Goldthwait) first 7/9
++++Ridgway State Park
Willet (Doug Kibbe:Mackenzie Goldthwait) first 7/9
Gray Flycatcher (Kibbe:Goldthwait) last 7/9
Gray Vireo (Kibbe:Goldthwait) last 7/9
++++Billy Creek Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe --bridge over Billy Creek (Kent Nelson/Norm Lewis) (first
5/5) 1; last 7/7

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

Summit County
++++Shrine Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Susan Staver) first 7/9

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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