Date: 9/30/18 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 September 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT

This is the Date: September 30, 2018

Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, September 30 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)
Tundra Swan (Prowers)
Wood Duck (Eagle)
Cinnamon Teal (Garfield, Larimer)
Common Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Northern Bobwhite (Larimer)
Horned Grebe (Adams)
Band-tailed Pigeon (*Boulder)
Common Nighthawk (Boulder, Prowers)
White-throated Swift (*El Paso)
Virginia Rail (*Boulder, *Denver, La Plata)
Sora (Eagle, Larimer)
American Avocet (*Custer)
Sandhill Crane (*El Paso, Jefferson, *Pueblo, *Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Delta)
Black-bellied Plover (Alamosa, *Arapahoe, Larimer, Morgan)
Semipalmated Plover (Alalmosa)
Marbled Godwit (Larimer)
Sanderling (Alamosa, Kiowa, Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, La Plata, Larimer)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Costilla, Larimer)
Spotted Sandpiper (Eagle)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Boulder, Las Animas, Washington)
Willet (Washington)
Red Phalarope (El Paso)
Sabine’s Gull (Costilla, Larimer)
Herring Gull (Costilla)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa)
Great Black-backed Gull (Douglas)
Caspian Tern (Washington)
Black Tern (Pueblo)
Common Tern (Kiowa)
American Bittern (Kiowa)
Great Egret (*Arapahoe, Delta, Garfield, Weld)
Snowy Egret (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Boulder)
White-faced Ibis (Boulder, Washington)
Mississippi Kite (Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Boulder, *El Paso, Larimer, *Pueblo, Weld, Yuma)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Mesa, *Summit)
Red-naped Sapsucker (El Paso, Larimer, Montrose)
Least Flycatcher (Pueblo)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Montrose)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Dusky Flycatcher (*Boulder, *El Paso, La Plata, Montrose, Pueblo)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Larimer, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (La Plata, Montrose)
Eastern Phoebe (*Pueblo)
Vermilion Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, Pueblo)
Eastern Kingbird (Larimer)
Loggerhead Shrike (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Gray Vireo (*Mesa)
Cassin’s Vireo (Yuma)
Plumbeous Vireo (La Plata)
Philadelphia Vireo (El Paso)
Warbling Vireo (*Boulder, *Mesa)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder)
Steller’s Jay (Archuleta, *El Paso, *Ouray, *Summit)
Blue Jay (*El Paso)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Archuleta, *El Paso, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma,
Montrose, Pitkin)
Clark’s Nutcracker (*Summit)
Common Raven (*Adams)
Tree Swallow (Archuleta)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow(*Mesa)
Bank Swallow (Mesa)
Cliff Swallow (Archuleta)
Juniper Titmouse (*El Paso, La Plata, *Mesa)
Bushtit (*El Paso, La Plata, Larimer, *Mesa)
Rock Wren (El Paso, *Mesa, Montrose)
Marsh Wren (Adams, Arapahoe, *Mesa, Pitkin, *Pueblo)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas, *Mesa, Montrose, Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Arapahoe, Boulder, *El Paso, Hinsdale, Jefferson,
Larimer, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Adams, *El Paso, San Juan)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (*Adams, Archuleta, *Boulder, *Denver, *El Paso, La
Plata, *Larimer, Moffat, Montrose, *Pueblo, Weld)
Eastern Bluebird (Yuma)
Mountain Bluebird (*Adams, Archuleta, Broomfield, *Denver, *El Paso, Mesa,
Swainson’s Thrush (Denver, El Paso, Moffat, *Pueblo, Weld)
Hermit Thrush (Adams, Arapahoe, *El Paso, *Larimer, Moffat, *Pueblo, Weld)
Wood Thrush (*Pueblo)
Gray Catbird (Summit)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Archuleta, *El Paso, Hinsdale, Montrose)
American Pipit (Adams, Archuleta, *Custer, El Paso, Larimer, Pueblo)
Red Crossbill (*Clear Creek)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*El Paso, Pueblo)
McCown’s Longspur (*El Paso, *Larimer)
Canyon Towhee (*El Paso, Pueblo)
American Tree Sparrow (Denver)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Arapahoe, El Paso, Larimer, Yuma)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Archuleta, Boulder, *El Paso, La Plata, *Larimer,
Lark Sparrow (Eagle, Hinsdale)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Archuleta, Montrose, *Ouray)
Lark Bunting (El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (*Boulder, *El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln, *Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Adams, Arapahoe, Archuleta, *Boulder, *El Paso, La
Plata, Larimer, Moffat, Pitkin, *Pueblo, Weld, Yuma)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, *Larimer)
Orchard Oriole (Yuma)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (Douglas, La Plata)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Pueblo)
Prothonotary Warbler (*Boulder)
Orange-crowned Warbler (*El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (La Plata, Moffat)
Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, *Custer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Adams)
Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson, Phillips)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Adams, *Denver)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (El Paso, Montezuma)
Townsend’s Warbler (El Paso)
Black-headed Grosbeak (*Boulder)
Lazuli Bunting (*Boulder, Pueblo, Yuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Pueblo, Yuma)

---On September 26 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Colin Woolley reported 3
Hermit Thrush and 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On September 27 at Barr Lake
Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 6 Hermit Thrush, White-throated Sparrow (hatch yr
with tan stripe), and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow. On September 28 at Barr Lake
Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Golden-crowned Kinglet, 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 3 Hermit Thrush. On September 29 at Barr Lake
Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet and 2
Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 28 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Candice Johnson reported
Horned Grebe on Lake Darby, 3 Snowy Egret, Common Raven, Marsh Wren,
American Pipit, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On September 29 at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR – First Creek, John Breitsch, Michael Lester, and Tony
Leukering reported Common Raven, 22 Mountain Bluebird, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Yellow-throated

---On September 26 at San Luis Lake, John Rawinski reported ad Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On September 27 at San Luis Lake, John Rawinski and
John Stump reported 5 Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, and 5

---On September 27 at Cedntennial Park, Edward Donnan reported 5 Rusty
---On September 28 at Lee Gulch Trail – Elati to Horseshoe Park, Littleton,
David Suddjian reported Broad-winged Hawk, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit
Thrush, 9 Clay-colored Sparrow, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 29 at Cherry Creek SP, SW corner, Bob Righter reported 2
juv Black-bellied Plover, 3-4 Snowy Egret and Great Egret; Ben Sampson
reported 2 Black-bellied Plovers on Prairie Loop.

---On September 27 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported Steller’s Jay,
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 15 Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, 5 Mountain Bluebird, 3 Sage Thrasher, 15 American Pipit, 3
Brewer’s Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows.

---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 27 at Pleasant View Marsh, Peter Burke and Christian Nunes
reported Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Brewer’s Sparrow. On September 29 at
Pleasant View Marsh, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Steve Mlodinow reported
Warbling Vireo, 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln’s
Sparrow, Prothonotary Warbler and Magnolia Warbler.
---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 26 at Walden Ponds, Barbara Brown, John Rutenbeck,
David Waltman, Richard Trinkner, and Rob Cassady reported 2 Pectoral
Sandpiper, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow. On
September 27 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Peter Burke, Leslie S, James
McCall, and Alexander Brown reported 2 Pectoral Sandpipedr, 2 Snowy Egret,
and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On September 28 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Peter Burke and Christian Nunes reported 2 Pectoral Sandpiper and
Snowy Egret. On September 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Emil
Yappert, Kent Forward, Carl Starace, Luke and Tracy Pheneger, Peter Burke,
and John Malenich reported Virginia Rail, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, Solitary
Sandpiper, and 4 Snowy Egret; Peter Burke and Carl Starace reported hatch
yr Vermilion Flycatcher.
---On September 27 at Pratt Park in Longmont, Todd Deininger reported
Common Nighthawk.
---On September 27 at Boulder Community garden, Richard Trinkner reported 4
Lincoln’s Sparrow and Lazuli Bunting. On September 29 at Boulder Community
Garden, Richard Trinkner reported Dusky Flycatcher, 4 Lincoln’s Sparrow,
and Lazuli Bunting.
---On September 29 at Pella Crossing Open Space, Caroline and Hilary Olson
reported Black-headed Grosbeak.
---On September 29 at Rabbit Mountain, Steve Frye reported Broad-winged
---On September 29 in Ward, Dean Shoup reported 10 Band-tailed Pigeon.

---On September 26 at W 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Mountain

---On September 28 at Echo Lake, Todd Deininger reported 2 Common
Goldeneye, 3 Barrow’s Goldeneye, and 8 Red Crossbill.

---On September 26 at Smith Reservoir, John Rawinski reported juv Sabine’s
Gull, ad Herring Gull, and Semipalmated Sandpiper. On September 27 at
Smith Reservoir, John Rawinski and John Stump reported Sabine’s Gull and
Semipalmated Sandpiper.

---On September 28 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported 3 American
Avocet, 2 American Pipit, and Magnolia Warbler.

---On September 28 at G50 Rd, Betty Fenton reported Black-necked Stilt and
Great Egret.

---On September 26 at Westerly Creek 2901 – 2969 Clinton, Kenna Sue Trickey
reported 2 American Tree Sparrow.
---On September 28 at First Creek at DEN OS, Jeff Dawson reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Swainson’s Thrush. On September 29 at First
Creek at DEN OS, John Breitsch and Cynthia Madsen reported Virginia Rail, 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-throated Warbler.

---On September 28 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Jennifer Austin and
William Prosse reported 2 Spotted Sandpiper and Lark Sparrow.
---On September 28 at 10660 Hwy 6 Gypsum, Eric Culbertson reported m Wood
Duck and Sora.

---On September 27 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Kim Geissler
reported 2 Dusky Flycatcher, Lincoln’s Sparrow, 3 Hermit Thrush, and
Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On September 28 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding
Station, Kim Geissler banded 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet and 4 Hermit Thrush.
On September 29 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Kim Geissler banded 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dusky Flycatcher, 4 Hermit Thrush, Blue Jay, and
Brown Thrasher.
---On September 26 at Chico Basin Ranch, Brandon Percival and Bill Maynard
reported Red Phalarope on stack tank pond and Philadelphia Vireo; Joel and
Dale Adams reported Dusky Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Brown
Thrasher, 2 Sage Thrasher, and 10 Lincoln’s Sparrow; John Drummond reported
at Stock Pond, Red Phalarope, Sage Thrasher, 3 Chestnut-collared Longspur
and Savannah Sparrow. On September 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Richard Bunn
reported Red Phalarope, 7 Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, 9
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, and 3 Savannah Sparrow. On
September 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Bell Grove, Richard Bunn reported
Red-naped Sapsucker, Cassin’s Vireo, 4 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Hermit Thrush, Curve-billed Thrasher, 7 Sage
Thrasher, 4 Lincoln’s Sparrows, and 2 Canyon Towhees. On September 29 at
Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt, Robb Hinds, and John Drummond reported
Sandhill Crane, Golden-crowned Kinglet, 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Mountain
Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, 3 Curve-billed Thrasher, Brown Thrasher, 4 Sage
Thrasher, 5 Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, 8 Brewer’s
Sparrow, 2 Savannah Sparrow, and 5 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 27 at Paint Mines OS, John Bruder reported Rock Wren,
Swainson’s Thrush, and 5 Lark Bunting.
---On September 28 at Hanover Fire Station Area, Christine Alexander and
Kiki Widjaja reported 2 Curve-billed Thrasher and 4 Canyon Towhee.
---On September 29 at Garden of Gods Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 58
White-throated Swift, ad Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Steller’s Jay, 36 Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, 13 Bushtit, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and
Orange-crowned Warbler.

---On September 27 on I-70 W at Stilt (39.5452, -107.6708), JoAnn Riggle
reported Great Egret.
---On September 27 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Cinnamon Teal.

---On September 27 at San Cristobal, Gary Koehn reported 3 Lark Sparrow,
Sage Thrasher, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

---On September 27 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Kevin DeBoer reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Blackpoll Warbler.
---On September 28 at Faversham Park, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia reported
flying Sandhill Cranes.

---On September 27 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Virginia
Rail, Pectoral Sandpiper, Dusky Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2
Juniper Titmouse, 10 Bushtit, Brewer’s Sparrows, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On
September 28 at Pastorius Reservoir, David Dunford reported Pectoral
Sandpiper, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay,
Juniper Titmouse, and 4 Bushtit.

---On September 26 at Grandview Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported
Bushtits. On September 29 at Grandview Cemetery, David Wade, John Shenot,
and Nick Komar reported 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, and
White-throated Sparrow.
---On September 26 at Greyrock Commons, Doug Swartz reported White-throated
Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 27 at Timnath Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported 4 Pectoral
Sandpiper. On September 28 at Timnath Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 5 Pectoral Sandpipers.
---On September 28 at Wellington SWA—Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert reported
2 Cinnamon Teal, Northern Bobwhite, Sora, 3 juv Black-bellied Plover,
Red-naped Sapsucker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit
Thrush, 2 American Pipit, 2 Clay-colored Sparrow, 1 Savannah Sparrow, and
Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 29 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje
reported 13 McCown’s Longspur and Brewer’s Sparrow.

---On September 27 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, and 2 Bank Swallow.
---On September 28 at 768 S 16 ½ Road, Glade Park, David Price reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 8 Bushtit, 12 Mountain
---Between 24 September – 28 September, at Connected Lakes SP, Adam Cupito
banded 4 Bushtit, 2 Bewick’s Wren, 2 Warbling Vireo, Gray Vireo, Junipter
---On September 29 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, David Price
reported Solitary Sandpiper, 15 Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Juniper
Titmouse, 2 Rock Wren, and 2 Marsh Wren.

---On September 28 at Loudy Simpson Nature Trail, Jan Leonard reported 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Lincoln’s Sparrow,
and Nashville Warbler.

---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 29 at Owl Creek Pass Rd, Betty Fenton reported 2 Steller’s
Jay and Sagebrush Sparrow.

---On September 27 at (39.191, -106.841) near Aspen, Rececca Weiss reported
2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Marsh Wren, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On September 27 in Lamar, Jane Stulp and Janel Thompson reported 40
Common Nighthawk and 125 Mississippi Kites.
---On September 27 at North Gateway Park, Jane Stulp reported Snow Goose
and Tundra Swan.

---On September 26 at Chico Basin Ranch, Joel and Dale Adams reported
Broad-winged Hawk, Dusky Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, SEDGE WREN, Marsh
Wren, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Brown
Thrasher, 2 American Pipit, 8 Savannah Sparrow, 15 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and
Canyon Towhee; John Drummond also reported Least Flycatcher and Bewick’s
Wren. On September 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Christine Alexander, Kevin
Ash, Robb Hines, and Jim Merritt 55 Sandhill Cranes, Broad-winged Hawk
(dark juv) at Rose Pond, Gray Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Eastern
Phoebe, 2 Loggerhead Shrike, Marsh Wren, 9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3
Swainson’s Thrush, 2 Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, 10 Lincoln’s Sparrow,
Savannah Sparrow, and Black-and-white Warbler at Rose Pond.

---On September 26 at Dillon Reservoir Frisco Marina, M Walt reported Gray
Catbird. On September 29 at Dillon Reservoir Sapphire Point Trail and
Overlook, Lyle Hamilton reported Williamson’s Sapsucker (juv), 2 Steller’s
Jay and 2 Clark’s Nutcracker.

---On September 26 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Solitary
Sandpiper and 4 White-faced Ibis.

---On September 28 at Norma’s Grove, Dean Shoup and Joey Kellner reported
imm Broad-winged Hawk, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Swainson’s Thrush, 4 Hermit Thrush, and 5 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On September 28 at CR 57 S of CR 100, Joey Kellner and Dean Shoup
reported Mountain Bluebird.
---On September 29 in Pawnee Buttes area, Audrey Etienne reported 10
Sandhill Cranes (fly over).

---On September 26 at CR 4 from Hale Crossroad to Hale Ponds, David
Suddjian and DFO field trip reported 6 Red-headed Woodpecker (all hatch
yr), 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 29 Eastern Bluebird, 30 Clay-colored
Sparrow, Orchard Oriole (f-type), Palm Warbler (Western), 2 f Lazuli
---On September 26 at Bonny Reservoir—Wagon Wheel CG, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported Broad-winged Hawk, Cassin’s Vireo, 5 Clay-colored
Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.

DFO Field Trips

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit<3DRA...>
For more options, visit

Join us on Facebook!