Date: 9/26/18 3:01 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 September 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT

This is the Date: September 26, 2018

Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, September 26 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 (Delta)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Delta)
Cackling Goose (Larimer)
Cinnamon Teal (Denver)
Mexican Duck (*Larimer)
Northern Pintail (Summit)
Bufflehead (*Park)
Common Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (Park)
Red-breasted Merganser (*Huerfano, *Park)
Horned Grebe (*Adams, *Park)
Common Nighthawk (Boulder, *Park)
Common Poorwill (Delta)
Virginia Rail (Broomfield, Pueblo)
Sora (Broomfield, *Eagle, Hinsdale, Montrose, Pueblo)
American Avocet (Adams, Alamosa, *Huerfano, *Park)
Black-bellied Plover (Morgan)
Semipalmated Plover (*Park)
Marbled Godwit (Alamosa, Larimer, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Kiowa, Larimer)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (*Bent)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Adams, *Boulder)
Spotted Sandpiper (Park, Summit)
Western Sandpiper (*Park)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, Larimer, Las Animas)
Willet (Washington)
Red-necked Phalarope (Alamosa, Montrose, *Park)
Sabine’s Gull (Larimer, *Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Douglas)
Caspian Tern (Washington)
Black Tern (Pueblo)
Common Tern (Kiowa, *Park)
American Bittern (Broomfield, Kiowa)
Great Egret (Denver, Weld)
Snowy Egret (Boulder, Denver)
White-faced Ibis (*Boulder, *Park)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Larimer)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Adams, *Larimer, Mesa, *Montrose)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Downy Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (El Paso, *Montrose, Pueblo, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose)
Dusky Flycatcher (*Cheyenne, *Montrose)
Western Flycatcher (Pueblo)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (*Montrose)
Eastern Phoebe (*Pueblo)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Cheyenne, Denver, Pueblo)
Western Kingbird (Denver)
Eastern Kingbird (Larimer)
Gray Vireo (Mesa, Ouray)
Cassin’s Vireo (Adams, Denver, El Paso, Mesa)
Philadelphia Vireo (El Paso)
Warbling Vireo (Ouray)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Larimer)
Steller’s Jay (*Larimer, *Pitkin)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Montezuma, *Montrose, Ouray, *Pitkin)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Ouray)
Common Raven (Adams)
Violet-green Swallow (Weld)
Juniper Titmouse (Mesa, Montrose, Ouray)
Bushtit (Montrose, Ouray)
Rock Wren (*Grand, Hinsdale, *Montrose)
House Wren (Ouray)
Marsh Wren (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas, Mesa, *Montrose)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Delta, Denver, Montrose, Ouray, Phillips,
Washington, Weld)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (San Juan)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, *Cheyenne, El Paso, Hinsdale, *Huerfano,
*Larimer, Mesa, *Montrose, Ouray, Pueblo, Weld)
Mountain Bluebird (*Broomfield, *Grand, Hinsdale, *Park, Weld)
Swainson’s Thrush (Adams, Jefferson, Weld)
Hermit Thrush (*Adams, El Paso, *Larimer, Ouray, Pueblo, Weld)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (El Paso)
Sage Thrasher (Alamosa, Boulder, El Paso, *Huerfano, *Montrose, Ouray,
Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Hinsdale, *Park)
Evening Grosbeak (Ouray)
Lesser Goldfinch (*Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Park)
Canyon Towhee (Pueblo)
American Tree Sparow (*Denver)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Cheyenne, El Paso, Pueblo, Weld)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder, Mesa, *Montrose, Weld)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Savannah Sparrow (Hinsdale, Lincoln, *Park, Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Adams, Boulder, El Paso, *Huerfano, *Larimer, Ouray,
Pueblo, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (*El Paso, *Huerfano, *Larimer)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Jefferson, Ouray)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Hinsdale)
Ovenbird (El Paso, Pueblo)
Northern Waterthrush (Douglas, La Plata)
Prothonotary Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (El Paso, Ouray)
MacGillivray’s Warbler (Ouray)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Prowers)
Blackpoll Warbler (Phillips)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Park)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (El Paso, Montezuma, Weld)
Townsend’s Warbler (El Paso)
Lazuli Bunting (Pueblo)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Pueblo, Yuma)

---On September 23 at Barr Lake Banding Station Santiago Tabares and Susan
Rosine reported American Avocet, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-faced Ibis, and
Meredith McBurney banded Cassin’s Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Marsh Wren, 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, and Lincoln’s
Sparrow. On September 25 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Colin Woolley
banded Hermit Thrush and 4 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 23 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John
Breitsch reported Western Kingbird, Cassin’s Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On September 25 at Rocky
Mountain Arsenal NWR, Tyler Wilson reported Horned Grebe.
---On September 24 at Vogel Ponds OS, Tyler Wilson reported Red-naped
Sapsucker, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

---On September 23 at Blanca Wetlands NWR, Gary Koehn reported 7 American
Avocet, Marbled Godwit, 2 Red-necked Phalarope, and 3 Sage Thrashers.

---On September 25 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported 2
Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Clayton Poin on N side of reservoir. Turn S
from CR JJ just east of CR 20, work south, then east to obvious gravel
island. The sandpipers are on the mainland opposite the island.

---On September 22 at Pleasant View Marsh, Ernest Crvich reported
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Clay-colored Sparrow and Prothonotary Warbler.
Pleasant View Marsh is N of Pleasant View Sports Complex on 47th St. On
September 23 at Pleasant View Marsh, Peter Burke, Ernest Crvich, Dan
Zmolek, Leslie S and Luke Phenger reported Prothonotary Warbler in Willow
Trees on east side. On September 24 at Pleasnt View Marsh, Bill Kaempfer
reported Red-eyed Vireo, Brewer’s Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 23 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve in Lafayette, Ted Floyd
reported Common Nighthawk and Solitary Sandpiper.
---On September 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Peter Burke, Leslie S,
Tracy and Luke Pheneger, and Dan Zmolek reported Pectoral Sandpiper, Snowy
Egret, and White-faced Ibis. On September 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Peter Gent, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported 2 Pectoral
Sandpiper and White-faced Ibis.
---On September 24 on CR 66 Grasslands, Christian Nunes reported Sage
Thrasher and Lark Bunting.

---On September 23 at Plaster Reservoir, David Ely and Matt Hofeditz
reported Virginia Rail, 2 Sora, and 2 Marsh Wren; Linda Lee reported
American Bittern on SE side.
---On Septmeber 26 at W 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Mountain

---On September 25 at Sands Lake SWA, Cynthia Kristensen reported Common

---On September 25 at Big Sandy Creek at CR 20, David Suddjian and DFO
field trip reported Dusky Flycatcher, 2 Cassin’s Kingbirds, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and 3 Clay-colored Sparrow.

---On September 23 at Confluence Park, Adam Cupito reported 7 Snow Geese,
Greater White-fronted Goose, Common Poorwill, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

---On September 23 at First Creek at DEN OS, John Breitsch reported Western
Kingbird, Cassin’s Vireo, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On September 23 at 604 Lowell Blvd, Ben Sampson reported Great Egret and
7 Snowy Egrets flew over the highway.
---On September 23 at Westerly Creek Park, Jason Bidgood reported Cinnamon
---On September 26 at Westerly Creek 2901 – 2969 Clinton, Kenna Sue Trickey
reported 2 American Tree Sparrow.

---On September 25 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, JoAnn Riggle reported

---On September 24 at Chico Basin Banding Station, Kim Geissler reported 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ovenbird, and 3 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 24 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo,
Philadelphia Vireo, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Curve-billed Thrasher, Brown
Thrasher, 3 Sage Thrasher, Clay-colored Sparrow, 7 Lincoln’s Sparrow and
Nashville Warbler.
---On September 25 at Starsmore Discovery Center, Aaron Rogers reported
White-throated Sparrow

---On September 25 at Chief Trail in Granby, Burke Angstman reported Rock
Wren and 7 Mountain Bluebird.

---On September 24 at Brown Lakes SWA, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 2 Sora,
Gray Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Mountain Bluebird, 21
American Pipit, Savannah Sparrow, and 2 Yellow-headed Blackbird.

---On September 25 at Orlando Reservoir, Christian Walker reported 2
Red-breasted Merganser, American Avocet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Sage
Thrasher, White-throated Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---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 (303-906-5479). You do not have to wait
for a reply. Tina asks that you sit in the seats and wait. Please do not
walk around the yard. 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 22 Tina Jones, Steve Rash, Santiago Tabares,
Raulo Tabares, Reed Gorner, and Eric DeFonso and many others reported 2 imm
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS and a Swainson’s Thrush. On September 23, Tina
Jones, Bez Bezuidenhout, Kevin DeBoer, and Brian Johnson reported imm m
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. Tina is closing her yard to birders from
Monday, September 24.
---On September 24 at Lower White Ranch Park, Jerry Baines reported
Yellow-breasted Chat.

---On September 23 at pond N of Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar reported m
Mexican Duck. On September 25 at pond N of Horseshoe Reservoir, Joshua
Smith Reported Mexican Duck.
---On September 23 at Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins, Dave Leatherman
reported Pinyon Jay (flyover) and 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On September 23 at Seven Lakes Park, John Shenot reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull.
---On September 24 at North Shields Pond, David Wade reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Downy Woodpecker (Eastern), and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On September 24 at Grandview Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported
Broad-winged Hawk and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On September 25 at Grandview
Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported 2 Red-naped Sapsucker, Steller’s Jay, 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Hermit Thrush and White-throated Sparrow.

---On September 24 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Mike Henwood reported 2
Red-naped Sapsucker, Gray Flycatcher, 2 Cordilleran Flycatcher, Cassin’s
Vireo, Juniper Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 20 Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On September 24 at Connected Lakes SP, Adam Cupito reported Gray Vireo
(banded), Juniper Titmouse, and Be
wick’s Wren.

---On September 24 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Sora, Red-necked Phlarope, Gray Flycatcher, 2 Dusky
Flycatcher, 2 Juniper Titmouse, 2 Bushtit, 2 Rock Wren, Bedwick’s Wren, and
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On September 26 at Rose Garden, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported
Red-naped Sapsucker, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe,
3 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Rock Wren, 2 Bewick’s Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Sage Thrasher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrow, and 6 Sagebrush Sparrows.

---On September 23 at Ridgeway Reservoir and SP, Brenda Wright and Coen
Dexter reported Sage Thrasher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker,
and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On September 23 at Amphitheater Campground, Brenda Wright and Coen
Dexter reported Hermit Thrush, 12 Evening Grosbeak, House Wren, and
MacGilivray’s Warbler.
---On September 23 at Ridgway SP Dallas Creek Area, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Gray Vireo, Warbling Vireo, 3 Steller’s Jay, 5 Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, 4 Clark’s Nutcracker, Juniper Titmouse, 21 Bushtit, 2 Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brewer’s Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow,
and 3 Nashville Warblers.

---On September 24 at Antero Reservoir, Ted Uhleman reported 2 Spotted
Sandpiper, 37 American Pipit and Savannah Sparrow. On September 25 at
Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 17 Bufflehead, 7 American Avocet,
Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 5 White-faced Ibis, 10 American
Pipit, and Horned Grebe.
---On September 24 at Eleven Mile SP, south side of reservoir, David
Suddjian and DFO field trip reported 2 Hooded Merganer (f-type) and 5
American Pipit. On September 25 at Eleven Mile SP, Steve Mlodinow reported
Sabine’s Gull, ad, 13 Common Tern, 45 Mountain Bluebird, and 10 American
---On September 25 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-breasted Merganser, Common Nighthawk, 6 Semipalmated Plover, Western
Sandpiper, Common Tern, 225 American Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and
7 Savannah Sparrow.
---On September 25 at Jefferson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.

---On September 25 at 1223 Little Woody Creek Road, Woody Creek, Rebecca
Weiss reported 4 Steller’s Jay, 12 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and 2 Lesser

---On September 24 at S 13th St in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported
---On September 24 at Lamar Community College, Jill Smith reported imm
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

---On September 24 at Chico Basin Ranch, Alan Ketcham and John Drummond
reported Virginia Rail, Sora, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Hammond’s
Flycatcher, Western Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, SEDGE WREN, Marsh Wren, 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Curve-billed Thrasher, 5 Sage
thrashers, Clay-colored Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, 2
Ovenbird, and Canyon Towhee.

---On September 23 at Lake Dillon soda Creek Inlet, Bea Weaver reported
Spotted Sandpiper.
---On September 24 on Dillon Dam Road, Frisco, Donald Pendleton reported 15
Northern Pintail.

---On September 23 at Norma’s Grove, Dean Shoup reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, 9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 6 Mountain Bluebird, 7 Hermit Thrush,
Clay-colored Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 23 at Crow Valley CG, Dean Shoup reported Least Flycatcher,
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s Thrush, and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On September 23 at CR 100 about .25 m east of CR 33, Gary Lefko reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On September 23 at CR 33 Prairie Dog Colony between CR 98 and CR 100,
Gary Lefko reported 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On September 23 at Woods Lake north side marsh, Gary Lefko reported 11
Great Egret.
---On September 23 at CR 74 and CR 61 ponds near Galeton/Cornish, Gary
Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpiper.

DFO Field Trips
Colorado Eastern Prairie
Tuesday, September 25 – Wednesday, September 26
5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Fort Collins area Stream and Lakes
Wednesday, September 26
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Slingsby (paslingby AT; 720-347-5169)

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, September 29
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT; 303-329-[8646)
This trip is FULL.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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