Date: 7/11/18 3:32 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 11, 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: 7/9/2018
Adams (Burrowing Owl, Black Phoebe)
Arapahoe (Mississippi Kite)
Archuleta (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Clear Creek (Barrow's Goldeneye, Williamson's Sapsucker)
Douglas (Red-eyed Vireo)
El Paso (Ash-throated Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Indigo Bunting)
Jefferson (Ovenbird, Williamson's Sapsucker, Indigo Bunting)
Jefferson/Douglas (Willet, Eastern Phoebe, American Redstart)
La Plata (Acorn Woodpecker, Black Phoebe)
Larimer (Common Gallinule, Green Heron, Brown-capped Rosy Finch,
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Caspian Tern, Black-throated Sparrow)
Mineral (Black Swift)
Montrose (Purple Martin)
Ouray (Black Swift)
Park (Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Willet, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Prowers (Baltimore Oriole)
Pueblo (Mississippi Kite, Yellow-throated Warbler, Mississippi Kite)
Weld (Dickcissel, Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl)


Adams County
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Burrowing Owl (2) (Ben Sanders) last 7/10
Black Phoebe --Lower Derby Lake (David Chernack) reported 7/10
Barr Lake
++++Barr Lake
Red-eyed Vireo (Max Nootbaar:Daniel Irons) first 7/9

Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Mississippi Kite --inside Park, Quincy and Parker Roads (Greg Schrab)
first 7/10
++++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
++++East Plum Creek Trail
Red-eyed Vireo (2) (Cynthia Kristensen) (first 6/27) last 7/10
++++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
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Roger Mssey/Britton) (first 6/3) 2; last 7/10

Ovenbird (up to 3) (Ken Burton/Rod Schmidt) (first 5/6) 1; last 7/10
Indigo Bunting (Tanja Britton) (first 6/20) last 7/10
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (Alison Hixson) last 7/8
++++Kettle Lakes
Black Phoebe (John Drummond) first 7/8

Jefferson County
++++Waterton Canyon
Ovenbird --Entrance to overhead pipes (Santiago Tabares) first 7/10
++++Staunton State Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Ben Sampson/Bill Kaempfer) (first 4/22) last
++++Mt. Falcon Park
Indigo Bunting --Turkey Trot Trail (Carol & Carl Trovall) first 7/10
Dusky Grouse (John Breitsch) (first 5/27) last 7/9
++++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)
++++Genesee Mountain Park
Least Flycatcher (Carol & Carl Trovall) reported 7/8

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++++Chatfield Reservoir
Willet --Platte River Delta (Greg Goodrich) first 7/10
Eastern Phoebe (2) --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Gerhard/Dylan
Cooper) (first 5/17) 1; last 7/10
American Redstart --Denver Botanic Gardens (fee area) (Dylan Cooper)
first 7/10
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/CSU Environmental Learning Center
Common Gallinule (Robert Beauchamp/Mike Williams) (first 7/1) last 7/10
(approximately 40 yards south of the empty nest pole and to the west of
the pole)
Green Heron (Lori Zabel/David Chernack) (first 5/8) last 7/10
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
White-tailed Ptarmigan
(1) --Medicine Bow Curve (Carl Bendorf/Will Britton) (first 5/30) 2; last
(1) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Daniel Irons) first 7/6
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --Lava Cliffs (Amy Boggan/Andrew
Kinslow:Tyler Ficker) (first 6/10) 3; last 7/10
Pacific Wren --West Creek Falls trails (Bob & Margaret Rowe/Kevin Keirn)
(first 6/22) 1; last 7/9
American Three-toed Woodpecker (1) --Alluvial Fan area (Wilhelmy/Robert &
Tyler Ficker) (first 7/5) last 7/8
++++Kechter Road Ponds
Caspian Tern (2) (Doyle:Wade/Scott Somershoe) (first 6/17) last 7/10
++++Red Mountain Open Space
Black-throated Sparrow (David Chernak) first 7/10

Pueblo County
++++Mineral Palace Park area
Mississippi Kite (Lin Lilly/Percival) (first 5/12) last 7/10
Yellow-throated Warbler (2) --16th & Court (Van Truan/Percival) (first
4/26) 1; last 7/10
++++Pueblo Nature Center Trail
Green Heron (Tracy & Jim Zervos/Jerry DeBoer) (first 6/18) last 7/10
++++Pueblo Mountain Park
Grace's Warbler (Jim Merritt/David Tonnessen) (first 5/26) 3; last 7/9
Williamson's Sapsucker (Tonnessen) reported 7/9
++++Valco Ponds Wildlife Area
Black Phoebe (David Tonnessen) last 7/8
Ash-throated Flycatcher (2) (Tonnessen) last 7/8

Weld County
++++Pawnee National Grasslands area
Dickcissel (2) --CR 96/east/CR 69 (David Chernack) first 7/10
Mountain Plover
(5) --CR 89/north/hwy 14 (Matthew Crawford/Mike Williams) (first 6/23) 8;
last 7/10
(2) --CR 83, north of hwy 14 (Jennie Duberstein/Rutenbeck) (first 6/21)
8; last 7/8
Burrowing Owl (1) --CR 104/CR 69 (David Chernack) last 7/10
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
Chestnut-collared Longspur (2) --CR 114/east/CR 45 (Rutenbeck:Bendorf)
10; last 7/8


Kiowa County
++++Neenoshe Reservoir
Snowy Plover (2) (Steve Schmit/David Tonnessen) (first 7/7) last 7/8
Red-headed Woodpecker (Tonnessen) first 7/8
++++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

Prowers County
Baltimore Oriole --S. 13th Street/W. Parkway Drive (Dorothy Russell)
(first 6/24) last 7/10
++++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 Town Park
Lewis's Woodpecker (Ben Bailey/Norm Lewis) (first 4/24) 2; last 7/10
++++Pagosa Springs
Lewis's Woodpecker (4) --North 5th & Loma (Byron Greco) last 7/7

Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
Barrow's Goldeneye --Echo Lake (Nathan Senner/Tyler Wilson) (first 5/2)
7; last 7/10
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake (Carol & Carl Trovall) last 7/8
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
++++Beaver Brook #3A Reservoir
Williamson's Sapsucker (3) (Gerald Baines) first 7/10

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++++Loveland Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) --west side/summit (Donald Kautz) last 7/5

Delta County
++++Fruitgrower's Reservoir
Lewis's Woodpecker --north causeway (Kibbe:Goldthwait) first 7/10
++++Escalante Canyon
Chukar (Winstead:Sours/Doug Kibbe:Mackenzie Goldthwait) (first 4/26) 18;
last 7/10

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
++++Wildcat Canyon (Rafter J)
Acorn Woodpecker (Aaron Keller) 3; last 7/10
++++Highway 140
Black Phoebe (Aaron Keller) first 7/10

++++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
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

Mineral County
++++Wolf Creek Pass Area
Black Swift (2) (Stevens:Michaels/Byron Greco) (first 6/7) last 7/10

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
Purple Martin (2) --5th avenue (Dexter:Wright) first 7/10
++++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

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (up to 6) (Niler Pyeatt/Carol Morgan) (first 5/31) last 7/10

++++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

Park County
++++Antero Reservoir
Snowy Plover (Steve Mlodinow) first 7/10
Marbled Godwit (Mlodinow) first 7/10
Willet (Mlodinow) first 7/10
++++Forest Road 446
American Three-toed Woodpecker (4) --1.3 miles/CR 56 (Suddjian) first 7/10

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

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