Date: 7/11/18 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 July 2018
Date: July 10, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 10 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.
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, *Park)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (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, *Park)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa, *Park)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Marbled Godwit (*Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, *Park)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, *Park, Weld)
Willet (*Douglas, Kiowa, Ouray, *Parj)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, *Park, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Kiowa, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, *El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, *Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*Adams, El Paso, Garfield, Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (* Adams, Weld)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso,Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (*Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (*Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, *Larimer, *Montrose)
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)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
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 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K
Ranch, Andrew Dolan reported Bushtit.
---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.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe.

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 9 on High Line Canal Trail
– S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird; Jared Del Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran
Flycatcher. On July 1q0 at High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown
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 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.


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 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
----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 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 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift and 4
American Pipit.
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.

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 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On July 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

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 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt,
Richard Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---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.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

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 Creek
OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel. On July 9 at Coal Creek OS,
Wendi Fisher reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at Coal Creek OS, Dedrek
Lecy reported 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Staunton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk. On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern
Goshawk.
---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.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.

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 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
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 9 at Running Deer NA,
Lisa Edwards and Norm Erthal reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---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 9 on West Creek, Kevin Keirn 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.
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.

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.
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.


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.
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Creek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 9- 10 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)
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.

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.

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.
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).


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 ( 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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