Date: 10/5/18 3:59 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for October 5, 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
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NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 10/4/2018
Arapahoe (Bonaparte's Gull)
Baca (Summer Tanager, Burrowing Owl, Gray Flycatcher)
Bent (Curve-billed Thrasher)
Boulder (Pectoral Sandpiper)
Chaffee (Common Tern, Lewis's Woodpecker)
El Paso (Townsend's Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk)
El Paso/Pueblo (Ladder-backed Woodpecker)
Huerfano (Greater Roadrunner, Sage Thrasher)
La Plata (Cassin's Vireo, Townsend's Warbler)
Larimer (Black-bellied Plover, Cassin's Kingbird, Sage Thrasher,
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Pectoral Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope,
Cassin's Vireo)
Mesa (Black Phoebe, Nashville Warbler, White-throated Sparrow)
Montrose (Pinyon Jay)
Prowers (Lewis's Woodpecker, Rusty Blackbird, Dickcissel, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Northern Mockingbird, Field Sparrow, Blue-headed Vireo)
Weld (Semipalmated Plover)


Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir Map
Bonaparte's Gull (John Cobb) first 10/4

Boulder County
++++Walden Ponds
Pectoral Sandpiper (Pheneger:Zmolek/Jerry DeBoer) (first 9/24) last 10/4
Vermilion Flycatcher (male) --50 feet east of Cottonwood marsh parking
lot (Peter Burke/Michael King) (first 9/29) last 10/3

Denver County
++++Bluff Lake Nature Area
Broad-winged Hawk (John Cobb) reported 10/3

El Paso County
++++Fountain Creek Regional Park Map
Townsend's Warbler (2) (Richard Bunn) first 10/4
++++Clear Spring Ranch Map
Broad-winged Hawk (Steve Brown) first 10/4
(Steve Brown has banding station most days)
++++Hanover Road and area
Curve-billed Thrasher --Fire Station (Norm Lewis) last 10/3
Burrowing Owl (4) (Debbie Segal/Richard Bunn:Jan Allbright) (first 7/23)
6; last 10/1
++++Garden of the Gods
Cassin's Vireo (Tyler Stewart/Bob Craven) (first 9/30) last 10/2

El Paso/Pueblo Counties County
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Colin Woolley) last 10/4
Curve-billed Thrasher (Norm Lewis) last 10/3
Sage Thrasher (Merritt) (3) last 10/3
Northern Mockingbird (Jim Merritt) last 10/3
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Drummond/Merritt) (first 9/26) 16; last 10/3
American Redstart (Geissler) first 10/2
(above: banding station, El Paso Cty)

Huerfano County
++++Lathrop State Park
Greater Roadrunner (Audrey Etienne) last 10/4
Sage Thrasher (Etienne) last 10/4

Jefferson County
++++Bear Creek Lake Park
Cassin's Vireo (Mark Chavez) first 10/2
++++Crown Hill Park
Tennessee Warbler (2) (Sydney Fitzpatrick) reported 10/2

Larimer County
++++Wellington Wildlife Area, Cobb Lake Map
Black-bellied Plover (3) (Andy Bankert/Bankert:Komar) (first 9/28) 2;
last 10/4
Pectoral Sandpiper (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Cassin's Kingbird (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Sage Thrasher (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Chestnut-collared Longspur (8) (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Long-eared Owl (Bankert) last 9/28
++++Timnath Reservoir Map
Pectoral Sandpiper (Nick Komar:Andy Bankert) 1; last 10/4
Red-necked Phalarope (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
++++Grandview Cemetery Map
Cassin's Vireo (David Leatherman) (first 10/2) last 10/4
++++Rocky Mountain National Park
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (20) --Alpine Visitor's Center (Sue Riffe) last
White-tailed Ptarmigan (9) --Lava Cliffs (Kent Forward) last 10/1
++++Lake Loveland
Black-bellied Plover (Jerry DeBoer) first 10/3
++++Horseshoe Lake
Mexican Duck --pond north of lake (Nick Komar/Komar:Breidt) (first 9/22)
last 10/3
++++Fort Collins (Oak & Grant)
Turkey Vulture (109) (Georgia Doyle) first 10/2

Weld County
++++Union Reservoir & area Map
Semipalmated Plover (Mlodinow) first 10/4
Townsend's Warbler (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/3


Baca County
++++Cottonwood Canyon Map
Summer Tanager --at Carrizo Creek (Suddjian:Roberts) first 10/3
++++County Road 13, north of CR M Map
Burrowing Owl (1) (David Suddjian) first 10/3
++++Springfield Cemetery
Gray Flycatcher (David Suddjian:Diane Roberts) first 10/3

Bent County
++++County Road 10
Curve-billed Thrasher (2) --south of the canal (Suddjian:Roberts) first

Prowers County
++++North Gateway Park Map
Lewis's Woodpecker (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
Tundra Swan --Arkansas River/Hwy 50 (Leukering) last 10/2
Rusty Blackbird (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
Dickcissel (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
Field Sparrow (Leukering) first 10/1
++++Mike Higbee Wildlife Area Map
Red-headed Woodpecker (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
Northern Mockingbird (2) (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
++++Granada Relocation Center
Field Sparrow (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
Blue-headed Vireo (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4


Yuma County
++++Bonny Reservoir Area
Sprague's Pipit --Pipit Hill (Richard Stevens) first 9/28


Archuleta County
++++Pagosa Springs & area
Lewis's Woodpecker (1) --Vista Pond (Ben Bailey:Byron Greco) last 10/2

Chaffee County
++++Ice Lake Map
Common Tern (Christian Hagenlocher) first 10/4
(private, must view from road with scope)
++++Chaffee County Map
Lewis's Woodpecker
(1) --Hwy 24, Arkansas River (William Buskirk) first 10/4
(2) --125 N. Pleasant Avenue (Stevens) last 10/3
Pinyon Jay (2) --Buena Vista Overlook (Stevens) 4; last 10/3

Garfield County
++++Rifle Gap Reservoir
Pinyon Jay (30) (JoAnn Potter Riggle) first 10/3

La Plata County
++++Pastorius Reservoir Map
Cassin's Vireo (James Beatty/Susan Allerton) (first 9/25) last 10/4
Townsend's Warbler (Susan Allerton) first 10/4
++++County Road 124, north of Hesperus
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (Steve Frohock) first 9/30
Pinyon Jay (4) (Steve Frohock) first 9/30

Lake County
++++Independence Pass
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Richard Stevens) first 10/3
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3) (Richard Stevens) first 10/3

Mesa County
++++James Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section Map
Black Phoebe (David Price) first 10/4
Sage Thrasher (3) (Mike Henwood) last 10/3
White-throated Sparrow (Henwood) last 10/3
Sagebrush Sparrow (3) (Henwood) first 10/3
++++Connected Lakes State Park Area Map
Nashville Warbler (Adam Cupito) (first 10/2) last 10/4
Black Phoebe (Adam Cupito) first 10/3
Gray Vireo (Adam Cupito) first 9/24
Townsend's Warbler (Adam Cupito) first 9/19
++++Horsethief Canyon Wildlife Area Map
White-throated Sparrow (Carol Ortenzio) first 10/4
++++Redlands Parkway Ponds
Black Phoebe (David Price/Mike Henwood) (first 8/26) last 10/2
++++Highline Lake State Park
Sagebrush Sparrow (6) (David Price) first 10/2

Montrose County
++++Nucla Map
Pinyon Jay (28) --Cooper's Ditch (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) first 10/4
Pinyon Jay (52) --East 5th Avenue (Dexter:Wright) last 10/3
++++Airport Lake Area
Sage Thrasher (Dexter:Wright) last 10/3
Sagebrush Sparrow (6) --Rose Garden (Dexter:Wright) (first 9/25) 1; last

Park County
++++Antero Reservoir
Jaeger (Stevens) first 10/2
++++Spinney Mountain
Red-necked Grebe (Stevens) first 10/2
++++Eleven Mile State Park
Sage Thrasher (Stevens) first 10/2
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Stevens) last 10/2

Summit County
++++Dillon Reservoir
Yellow-billed Loon (adult) (Jack & Ryan Bushong/Phil Lyon) (first 9/30)
(photographed, 1st county record)
Common Loon (Tyler Stewart/Phil Lyon) (first 10/1) last 10/2
(all above: Blue River Inlet to Reservoir)

Teller County
++++Manitou Lake
Lewis's Woodpecker (Scott Chalmers) first 10/1

Good Birding!

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