Date: 9/22/18 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 September 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT

This is the Date: September 22, 2018

Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, September 22 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Note that the RBA is using the new AOU checklist.
Rare and out of range species for the last seven days include: (*indicates
new information on this species)

Snow Goose (Prowers)
Cackling Goose (Larimer)
Cinnamon Teal (Larimer, Otero)
Greater Scaup (Delta)
Common Goldeneye (*Gunnison)
Band-tailed Pigeon (*Larimer)
Common Nighthawk (Boulder, Weld)
Common Poorwill (*Mesa)
Sora (*Broomfield, Larimer, *Pueblo)
Black-necked Stilt (Mesa, Otero, Pueblo)
American Avocet (Baca, Gunnison, Otero)
Black-bellied Plover (Morgan)
Long-billed Curlew (Costilla)
Marbled Godwit (Larimer, Otero, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jefferson, *Larimer, Otero)
Sanderling (Kiowa, Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Otero)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*La Plata, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (Las Animas, Mesa)
Willet (Washington)
Red-necked Phalarope (Otero, Pueblo)
Parasitic Jaeger (*Pueblo)
Long-tailed Jaeger (*Pueblo)
Sabine’s Gull (Costilla)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (Douglas)
Caspian Tern (Washington)
Black Tern (Otero, Pueblo)
Common Tern (Jefferson, Kiowa, *Larimer, Pueblo)
American Bittern (Kiowa)
Great Egret (El Paso, Montezuma)
Snowy Egret (Baca)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Montezuma)
White-faced Ibis (Gunnison, Montezuma, Otero, Pueblo, *Routt, *Weld)
Osprey (Larimer)
Mississippi Kite (Baca)
Bald Eagle (*Ouray)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Boulder, Larimer, *Montrose)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Red-naped Sapsucker (El Paso, *Mesa, *Pueblo, Weld)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Downy Woodpecker (Adams, Otero, Pueblo)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Mesa, Pueblo, Teller)
Willow Flycatcher (*Broomfield)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Delta, El Paso, *Mesa, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Adams, Boulder, *Lincoln, Pueblo)
Dusky Flycatcher (El Paso, Larimer)
Western Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Mesa, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (*Archuleta, *Montrose)
Eastern Phoebe (Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Weld)
Eastern Kingbird (Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Pueblo)
Loggerhead Shrike (Boulder, *Pueblo)
Gray Vireo (Mesa)
Cassin’s Vireo (Alamosa, *El Paso, Larimer, Mesa, *Pueblo)
Warbling Vireo (Summit)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, *Pueblo)
Pinyon Jay (Mesa, *Montrose)
Steller’s Jay (*Archuleta, Mesa)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*Archuleta, Mesa, Montezuma)
Clark’s Nutcracker (*Larimer, *Ouray)
Violet-green Swallow (Weld)
Juniper Titmouse (*Montrose, *Ouray)
Bushtit (*Montrose, *Ouray, *Weld)
Rock Wren (*Lincoln)
SEDGE WREN (*Pueblo)
Marsh Wren (Arapahoe, El Paso, Larimer, *Pueblo)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas, *Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, *Archuleta, Boulder, *Larimer, *Lincoln,
*Mesa, Phillips, Washington)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Delta, *Pueblo, San Juan)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, *Archuleta, Delta, *El Paso, *Larimer, *Mesa,
Eastern Bluebird (Douglas)
Swainson’s Thrush (Weld)
Hermit Thrush (*Adams, *El Paso, *Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (Adams, El Paso, Larimer, *Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Adams, Baca, Boulder, El Paso, *Larimer, *Montrose, *Pueblo)
American Pipit (*La Plata, *Larimer, *Pueblo)
Red Crossbill (Delta, Teller)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Pueblo)
Canyon Towhee (*Pueblo)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Adams, Baca, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer,
*Lincoln, Otero, *Pueblo)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Adams, *Archuleta, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, *Mesa,
*Pueblo, Weld)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Routt)
Lark Bunting (Baca, Boulder, El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, *Larimer, *Lincoln, *Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Adams, *El Paso, Jefferson, *Larimer, *Mesa, Pueblo)
Yellow-breasted Chat (*Adams, Boulder, El Paso, Ouray)
Northern Waterthrush (Adams, Douglas, La Plata)
Black-and-white Warbler (Boulder)
Orange-crowned Warbler (*Lincoln)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackpoll Warbler (Phillips)
Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (El Paso, Montezuma)
Townsend’s Warbler (El Paso, Larimer)
Scarlet Tanager (Pueblo)
Black-headed Grosbeak (*Larimer)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, *Larimer, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Pueblo)

---On September 19 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded
Downy Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Hermit Thrush,
Brewer’s Sparrow. On September 20 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Colin
Woolley reported Gray Flycatcher, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, 2 Brown Thrasher, Clay-colored Sparrow, 3 Lincoln’s
Sparrow; Woolledy banded Northern Waterthrush which was also seen by Soren
Dinsmore and Tracy Rackauskas. On September 20 at Barr Lake Banding
Station, Meredith McBurney banded Gray Flycatcher, Hermit Thrush, Brown
Thrasher, Northern Waterthrush, 2 Clay-colored Sparrow, 2 Lincoln Sparrow.
On September 21 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Medredith McBurney banded
Hermit Thrush, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On September 20 at Mosca Pass Trail, John Rawinski reported Cassin’s

---On September 21 at FS RD 613, Charles Martinez and Jean Zirhelt reported
Black Phoebe, 5 Steller’s Jay, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Brewer’s Sparrow.

---On September 19 at Turk’s Pond SWA, David Suddjian and DFO field trip
reported 6 Snowy Egret.
---On September 19 at Springfield (town), David Suddjian and DFO field trip
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On September 19 at Two Buttes SWA, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 3 American Avocet, Snowy Egret, Sage Thrasher, 4 Clay-colored
Sparrow, 5 Lark Bunting, and Savannah Sparrow.

---On September 19 at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder, Peter Burke
reported Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On September 19 at Pleasant View Marsh, Ernest Crvich reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Clay-colored Sparrow.
---On September 19 at 4949 Pearl E. Circle, Scott Severs reported juv
Broad-winged Hawk.
---On September 20 at 4049 75th St, Chris Brown reported Common Nighthawk.
---On September 20 at Mesa Reservoir, Christian Nunes reported Gray
Flycatcher, 2 Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 17 Sage
Thrashers, 2 Clay-colored Sparrow, 2 Brewer’s Sparrow, Lark Bunting.
---On September 21 at 230 Francis St in Longmont, Jeff Yegian reported
soaring Broad-winged Hawk.

---On September 21 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 3 Sora and
Willow Flycatcher.

---On September 20 at Smith Reservoir, John Rawinski reported ad Sabine’s
Gull and Long-billed Curlew.

---On September 20 at (39.025,-107.955), Norm Erthal reported 2 Greater
Scaup, Hammond’s Flycatcher, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 2 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, 2 Red Crossbill.

---On September 20 on Cherry Creek Trail, south from Walker Road, Hugh
Kingery reported Eastern Bluebird.

---On September 19 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Kim Geissler
banded Lincoln’s Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-breasted Chat, and 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On September 20 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding
Station, Kim Geissler banded 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hammond’s Flycatcher,
2 Dusky Flycatcher, 2 Cassin’s Vireo, 2 Hermit Thrush, Red-naped
Sapsucker. On September 21 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Kim
Geissler banded Western Flycatcher, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cassin’s Vireo,
2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, 7 Hermit Thursh.
---On September 19 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Dale Adams reported
8 Great Egret and Lark Bunting.
---On September 20 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Cassin’s Vireo, Marsh Wren, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Brown
Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, 2 Clay-colored Sparrow, 4 Brewer’s Sparrow, and 12
Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On September 19 at Blue Mesa Reservoir, Linda and Jerry Elling reported
5 American Avocet. On September 20 at Blue Mesa Reservoir east end, Linda
Elling reported 4 American Avocet and 8 White-faced Ibis.
---On September 21 at Peanut Lake, Ted Uhlemann reported 3 Common Goldeneye.

---On September 18 & 19 at 4400 Bow Mar Drive, Tina Jones reported
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. Birders are welcome, but please call or e-mail
her with times that you are coming (303-905-5479). You do not have to wait
for a reply. On September 20 at 4400 Bow Mar Drive, Tina Jones reported
that the RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD returned; Robert Raker reported seeing
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. On September 21, Tina Jones, Ira Sanders, Frank
Farrell, and Rosanne Juergens reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD.
---On September 19 at Chatfield SP, Cynthia Madsen and Frank Farrell
reported Eastern Phoebe at north end of Swim Beach at Deer Creek Inlet.
---On September 20 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Jonelle
Balais and Cynthia Madsen reported Eastern Phoebe, 2 Clay-colored Sparrow,
and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 20 at Chatfield SP Gazebo Heronry Overlook Area, Ted
Uhlemann reported 2 Northern Waterthrush in willow thicket in marsh area
below overlook.
---On September 20 at Chatfield SP – Deer Creek, Mark Chavez reported
Eastern Phoebe, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Savannah Sparrow.
---On September 20 at Standley Lake and Park, David Chernack reported 46
Stilt Sandpiper in SE corner of lake and Common Tern.

---On September 21 at Vallecito Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and American Pipit.

---On September 19 at Timnath Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 3 Sanderling,
4 Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 3
Cinnamon Teal.
---On September 19 at Arapahoe Bend NA, Lori Nixon reported juv Red-headed
---On September 19 at Grandview Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported
Broad-winged Hawk, Osprey, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On September 19 at Greyrock Commons, Doug Swartz reported Nashville
Warbler and Clay-colored Sparrow.
---On September 19 at pond N of Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar reported ad
Mew Gull.
---On September 20 at Wellington SWA—Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Nick
Komar reported 5 Cackling Goose, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Sora, Stilt Sandpiper,
3 Common Tern, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Marsh Wren, 7 Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, 2 Sage Thrasher, 3
Clay-colored Sparrow, 6 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Black-headed Grosbeak.
---On September 21 at Boyd Lake SP, North End, Nick Komar reported Common
Tern, American Pipit, SMITH’S LONGSPUR (fly over), and f-type Indigo
---On September 21 at Ponderosa Lodge, Estes Park, Allen Lewis reported 7
Band-tailed Pigeon (Fly over), 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 2 Lincoln’s
---On September 21 at Richard’s Lake, Joshua Smith reported 2 Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sage Thrasher, and Savannah Sparrow.
---On September 21 at Rocky Mountain NP—Upper Beaver Meadows, Carl Bendorf
reported Clark’s Nutcracker and Black-headed Grosbeak.

---On September 21 at Karval Lake SWA, Dean Shoup and Joey Kellnedr
reported Gray Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Clay-colored
Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, 4 Orange-crowned Warbler.

---On September 19 at James M Robb Colorado River SP—Pear Park Section,
Connie Moffatt and Ryan Claar reported Black-necked Stilt and 3 Solitary
---On September 19 at Powderhorn Ski Area, Mike Henwood reported
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, 35 Pinyon
Jay, 5 Steller’s Jay, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On September 21 at Connected Lakes SP, Adam Cupito banded Hammond’s
Flycatcher and 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---From September 17 – 21, at Connected Lakes SP, Adam Cupito banded 3
Brewer’s Sparrows, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On September 21 near Grand Junction (39.106, -108.732), Norm Erthal
reported Common Poorwill.

---On September 19 at Totten Reservoir, Erik Hendrickson reported Great
Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, and 18 White-faced Ibis.

---On September 21 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Brenda Wright and Coen
Dexter reported Broad-winged Hawk, Black Phoebe, 15 Pinyon Jay, Junipter
Titmouse, 16 Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Sage Thrasher.

---On September 19 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO field trip
reported 2 Cinnamon Teal, Black-necked Stilt, 178 American Avocet, 442
Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Red-necked Phalarope, 6 Black
Tern, 164 White-faced Ibis, and 9 Clay-colored Sparrow.

---On September 21 at Ridgway Reservoir SP, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Bald Eagle, Clark’s Nutcracker, 2 Juniper Titmouse, 2 Bushtit.

---On September 19 at North Gateway Park, David Suddjian and his DFO Field
Trip reported Snow Goose.

---On September 19 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported juv
Long-tailed Jaeger and Parasitic Jaeger, Common Terns, Black Tern, 1st yr
Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Red-necked Phalarope and at Snakeskin Picnic
area, Western Palm Warbler. On September 20 at Pueblo Reservoir, Mark
Peterson reported 2 Long-tailed Jaegers and Parasitic Jaeger at east end;
Brandon Percival reported Long-tailed Jaeger and Parasitic Jaeger at SE
part of Reservoir, at South Marina, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported
Parasitic Jaeger, 6 Common Tern, and 9 White-faced Ibis. On September 21
at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Jerry DeBoer reported Long-tailed Jaeger
and Parasitic Jaeger.
---On September 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt, Robb Hinds, and David
Tonnessen reported Sora, 8 Black-necked Stilt, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy
Woodpecker (eastern), Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher,
Gray Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, 4 Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren, 1
Blue-gray Gnatcathcer, Curve-billed Thrasher, Brown Thrasher, Sage
Thrasher, 13 Clay-colored Sparrow, 43 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager,
Palm Warbler (western), and Dickcissel. On September 21 at Chico Basin
Ranch, David Tonnessen, Jim Merritt, and Diane Roberts reported SEDGE WREN
below dam at Rose Pond, 2 Sora, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Cassin’s Vireo, Red-eye
Vireo, Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 19
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 6 Hermit Thrush, 5 Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 Brown
Thrasher, 12 Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur
(flyover), 5 Clay-colored Sparrow, 6 Brewer’s Sparrow, 4 Lincoln’s Sparrow,
Canyon Towhee, and Palm Warbler (Western).

---On September 21 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reorted
White-faced Ibis.
---On September 21 at King Mountain Trail, JoAnn Riggle reported Sagebrush

---On September 19 at Dillon Reservoir—Frisco Marina Area, Phil Lyon
reported 2 Warbling Vireo.

---On September 20 at 29046 CO 67 Woodland Park, Nathan Pieplow reported
Olive-sided Flycatcher and 4 Red Crossbill.

---On September 20 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 2 Common
Nighthawk, Cassin’s Kingbird, 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Brown Thrasher, 3
Red-naped Sapsucker, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s Thrush, and
Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 21 at pond N of CR 86 along CR 13, Gary Lefko reported
White-faced Ibis.
---On September 21 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Shawn Mason reported 8 Bushtit.

DFO Field Trips
Pueblo area
Saturday, September 22
6:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Diane Roberts (Samatha576 AT; 720-278-9025)
This trip is FULL.

Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill
Saturday, September 22
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Chuck Hundertmark & Robert Righter (chundertmark8 AT;

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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