Date: 10/6/18 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 October 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: October 6, 2018

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, October 6 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)
Mexican Duck (Larimer)
Canvasback (Boulder)
Bufflehead (Arapahoe)
Hooded Merganser (*Arapahoe)
Horned Grebe (*Mesa)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Chaffee)
White-winged Dove (*El Paso)
Greater Roadrunner (Huerfano)
Common Nighthawk (Kiowa, Prowers)
Common Poorwill (Chaffee)
Chimney Swift (*Denver)
White-throated Swift (El Paso)
Virginia Rail (Weld)
Sora (Boulder, *Mesa)
Sandhill Crane (Huerfano, Montrose, Prowers)
Black-necked Stilt (*Delta)
Black-bellied Plover (Larimer)
Semipalmated Plover (Weld)
Marbled Godwit (Larimer)
Sanderling (*Arapahoe, Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Larimer)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Boulder)
Spotted Sandpiper (Chaffee)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, Las Animas, Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Archuleta)
Willet (Washington)
Red-necked Phalarope (Larimer)
Sabine’s Gull (Larimer)
Franklin’s Gull ((Arapahoe, Larmier)
Great Black-backed Gull (Douglas)
Common Tern (*Chaffee, Kiowa, Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Summit)
Great Egret (Baca, Boulder, Weld)
Snowy Egret (Boulder)
White-faced Ibis (Garfield, La Plata, *Las Animas, Montezuma, Park)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Adams)
Broad-winged Hawk (Larimer)
Swainson’s Hawk (Kiowa, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Prowers)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Summit)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Chaffee, Larimer, Mesa)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Western Wood-Pewee (Boulder, Jefferson, Ouray)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (El Paso, La Plata, Larimer, *Mesa, *Montezuma,
Montrose)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (La Plata, *Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (*Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, Larimer)
Western Kingbird (*Jefferson)
Eastern Kingbird (Larimer)
Loggerhead Shrike (Alamosa, *Conejos, El Paso, Prowers)
Gray Vireo (Mesa)
Cassin’s Vireo (El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer)
Blue-headed Vireo (Prowers)
Plumbeous Vireo (Prowers)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Prowers)
Warbling Vireo (Montrose)
Steller’s Jay (Ouray)
Blue Jay (*Adams, El Paso)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*Chaffee, *El Paso, Huerfano, La Plata, *Las Animas,
Mesa, *Montezuma, *Montrose)
Clark’s Nutcracker (*Chaffee)
Juniper Titmouse (La Plata, *Montezuma, Montrose)
Bushtit (Chaffee, La Plata, *Mesa, *Montrose)
Brown Creeper (Boulder, Larimer)
Rock Wren (Mesa, *Montrose, Ouray)
Marsh Wren (Arapahoe, *Chaffee, Larimer, *Mesa)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso, *Las Animas, *Mesa, *Montrose, Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, *Montrose, Ouray, Prowers, Washington)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (*El Paso, San Juan)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (*Adams, Boulder, Chaffee, *El Paso, La Plata, Kiowa,
Larimer, *Mesa, *Montrose, Prowers)
Mountain Bluebird (Archuleta, Denver, Huerfano, La Plata, Larimer, *Las
Animas, Montrose, Park)
Hermit Thrush (*Adams, *El Paso, Larimer, Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (*El Paso, Larimer, Prowers)
Sage Thrasher (*Alamosa, *Conejos, El Paso, Huerfano, Larimer,* Mesa,
Montrose)
American Pipit (*Arapahoe, *Conejos, Kiowa, Larimer, Park)
American Goldfinch (Adams)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
McCown’s Longspur (Kiowa)
Canyon Towhee (*El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Clay-colored Sparrow (El Paso, Larimer, Prowers)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Mesa)
Field Sparrow (Prowers)
Lark Sparrow (Archuleta, Eagle)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa, Montrose)
Savannah Sparrow (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Kiowa, Larimer, *Mesa, Prowers)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
Brown-headed Cowbird (*Mesa)
Common Grackle (Prowers)
Northern Waterthrush (Douglas, La Plata)
Tennessee Warbler (Jefferson, *Montezuma)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Larimer, Mesa, *rowers)
Nashville Warbler (La Plata, *Mesa)
MacGillivray’s Warbler (Chaffee)
Common Yellowthroat (*Chaffee)
American Redstart (El Paso)
Yellow Warbler (Weld)
Blackpoll Warbler (Phillips)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (El Paso, Montezuma)
Townsend’s Warbler (El Paso)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Larimer, *Las Animas, Ouray)
Black-headed Grosbeak (*Boulder)
Blue Grosbeak (*Montrose)
Lazuli Bunting (Montrose, Pueblo)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Painted Bunting (Kiowa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded
Sharp-shinned Hawk, 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 4 Hermit Thrush. On
October 3 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Meredith
McBurney banded 2 Blue Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, and 3
American Goldfinch. On October 4 at Barr Lake Banding Station, Meredith
McBurney banded 3 Hermit Thrush and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On October 5 at
Barr Lake Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Blue Jay, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and 2 Hermit Thrush.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On October 4 at Blanca Wetlands, Woodie Lackey reported Loggerhead
Shrike.
---On October 5 at Alamosa NWR Auto Tour Loop, Glenn Gade reported Sage
Thrasher.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jackson Uyechi reported pair of
Bufflehead.
---On October 5 at Cherry Creek SP, Ben Sampson reported Sanderling in NW
corner, American Pipit, Hooded Merganser, and 2 Franklin’s Gulls.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Vista Pond Pagosa Springs, Ben Bailey and Bryon Greco
reported 5 Lark Sparrow.
---On October 4 at Echo Canyon Lake SWA, Byron Greco reported Lesser
Yellowlegs and 3 Mountain Bluebird.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Walden Ponds, Paula Hansley reported Vermilion
Flycatcher by the parking lot; Chuck Hundertmark and many others reported 2
Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Snowy Egret, and Vermilion Flycatcher in field to
east of parking lot on fence posts. On October 3 at Walden Ponds, Michael
and Diana King, Ken Wat, Ira and Tammy Sanders, Boulder Bird Club, David
Chernack, and Dan Zmolek reported 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper,
2 Snowy Egret, and Vermilion Flycatcher. On October 4 at Walden Ponds,
John Maleninch and DFO field trip, Jerry DeBoer and Will Anderson reported
4 Pectoral Sandpiper, Snowy Egret, and Great Egret.
---On October 2 at Sombrero Marsh in Boulder, Alexander Brown reported 2 m
Canvasback and Sora.
---On October 4 at Green Mountain Cemetery, John Malenich and DFO field
trip reported 4 Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Western Tanager.
---On October 4 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaemfper reported 2
Canvasback.
---On October 4 at Pleasant View Marsh, Ernest Crvich reported Western
Wood-Pewee and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On October 5 at Pleasant View Marsh,
Ernest Crvich reported Black-headed Grosbeak.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On October 3 at Maysville, Jeff Guy reported 7 Band-tailed Pigeon.
---On October 3 at The Link School, Christian Hagenlocher reported Common
Poorwill.
---On October 4 at Buena Vista KOA CG, Woodie Lackey reported 2 Red-naped
Sapsucker, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, 12 Bushtit, 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and MacGillivray’s Warbler.
---On October 4 at Buena Vista Ice Pond (private), Christian Hagelocher
reported Spotted Sandpiper and Common Tern. On October 5 at Buena Vista
Ice Pond (private), Christian Hagelocher reported Common Tern, Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Marsh Wren, and 2 Common Yellowthroat.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On October 5 at 17401-17499 CR BB near Alamosa, William Buskirk reported
Sage Thrasher and 9 American Pipit.
---On October 5 at 18170 = 18612 CR AA.5, William Buskird reported
Loggerhead Shrike.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On October 5 at G50 Road, Bill Harris reported Black-necked Stilt.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On October 5 at Washington Park, Jeff Dawson reported Chimney Swift.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Kim Geissler banded
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Redstart, Hammond’s Flycatcher, 3 Lincoln’s
Sparrow, Curve-billed Thrasher. On October 4 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding
Station, Colin Woolley reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 5 Blue Jay (1
banded), Bewick’s Wren (banded), 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 13 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet (3 Banded), 8 Hermit Thrush (6 banded), Brown Thrasher (banded).
On October 5 at Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station, Colin Woolley reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
6 Hermit Thrush (5 banded), and Brown Thrasher.
---On October 3 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt and Norm Lewis reported
Loggerhead Shrike, Curve-billed Thrasher, Brown Thrasher, 3 Sage Thrasher,
16 Chestnuit-collaraed Longspur, 3 Savannah Sparrow, and 5 Lincoln’s
Sparrow.
---On October 2 at Garden of Gods Park, Bob Craven reported 10
White-throated Swift, Cassin’s Vireo, and 7 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay.
On October 3 at Hanover Fire Station, Norm Lewis reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 2 Canyon Towhee.
---On October 5 at Red Rocky Canyon OS, Jim Merritt reported White-winged
Dove, 10 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 2 Canyon Towhee.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 3 at ponds snear Rifle Garfield Airport (View from Road),
JoAnn Riggle reported White-faced Ibis.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On October 4 at Lathrop SP, Audrey Etienne reported 2 White-throated
Swift, Greater Roadrunner, 11 Sandhill Cranes (fly over), 9 Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, 4 Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Bear Creek Lake Park, Mark Chavez reported Cassin’s
Vireo.
---On October 2 at Crown Hill Regional Park, Sydney Fitzpatrick reported 2
Tennessee Warblers.
---On October 5 at South Platte Reservoir SW Bay, Frank Farrell reported a
kingbird and Michael Lester checked it out and identified it as TROPICAL
KINGBIRD. It was on the power lines above the reservoir. This would be a
new state record if accepted.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On October 3 at US 385 and CR G, Tony Leukering reported 2 Swainson’s
Hawk, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and McCown’s Longspur.
---On October 3 at Eads (town), Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 2 Common
Nighthawk and 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On October 4 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton and Jim Beatty
reported White-faced Ibis, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo,
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Juniper Titmouse, 14 Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet
and Mountain Bluebird.
---On October 5 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Steve Frohock
reported 2 Acorn Woodpecker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Grandview Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported f Red-naped
Sapsucker, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, 3 Brown Creeper, 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Hermit Thrush. On October 4 at Grandview
Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported ad m Red-naped Sapsucker, Cassin’s
Vireo, 7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 2 Western Tanagers.
---On October 4 at Timnath Reseervoir, Andy Bankert and Nick Komar reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope.
---On October 3 at Pond N of Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar reported
Mexican Duck and Franklin’s Gull.
---On October 4 at Wellington SWA—Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Nick
Komar reported 2 Black-bellied Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Franklin’s Gull,
Cassin’s Kingbird, Marsh Wren, 11 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 11 Mountain
Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, 5 American Pipit, 8
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Clay-colored Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow,
Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 15 Orange-crowned Warbler.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On October 5 at Trinidad Reservoir SP and SWA, Tony Godfrey reported
White-faced Ibis, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Bewick’s Wren, 5 Mountain
Bluebird, and 2 Western Tanager.

MESA COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Green Heron Pond, Connee Moffatt reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On October 2 at Highline Lake, Carol Ortenzio reported Sagebrush
Sparrow. On October 5 at Highline Lake SP, David Price and Ronda Woodward
reported Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren, 3 Brewer’s Sparrow, and 50 Brown-headed
Cowbirds.
---On October 3 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, Mike Henwood reported
Rock Wren, 4 Marsh Wren, 3 Sage Thrasher, White-throated Sparrow (White
Stripe), 3 Sagebrush Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 19 Orange-crowned
Warbler. On October 4 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, David Price
reported Black Phoebe and Marsh Wren.
---On October 4 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Carol Ortenzio reported Red-naped
Sapsucker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 5 Rock Wren,
Bewick’s Wren, White-throated Sparrow.
---From October 1 – October 5, at Connected Lakes SP, Adam Cupito banded 12
Bushtit, 9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black Phoebe, Nashville Warbler, Hammond’s
Flycatcher, Bewick’s Wren.
---On October 5 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood and Connee Moffatt
reported Sage Thrasher and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On October 5 at O Road pond, David Price and Rhonda Woodward reported
Horned Grebe, Sora, Loggerhead Shrike and Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On October 3 at Totten Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported 2 White-faced Ibis.
---On October 5 at (37.4590, -108.5262) Dolores, Carol Bylsma reported 3
Hammond’s Flycatcher, 3 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Juniper Titmouse, and 3
Tennessee Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On October 3 at Rose Garden, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, 5 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Juniper
Titmouse, 3 Rock Wren, 2 Bewick’s Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, and Sagebrush
Sparrow.
---On October 4 at Cooper’s Ditch, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported 2
Sandhill Cranes, 13 Mountain Bluebirds, and Lazuli Bunting.
---On October 5 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 12 Bushtit, Rock Wren, 2
Bewick’s Wren, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue
Grosbeak.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On October 3 at Ridgway Reservoir, Kent Nelson reported Rock Wrens by
dam and at Banding Station Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Tanager, Western
Wood Pewee, and Steller’s Jay.

PARK COUNTY:
---On October 4 at CR 47 in Hartsel, William Buskirk reported 2 White-faced
Ibis, Mountain Bluebird, and 2 American Pipit.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On October 2 at North Gateway Park, Tony Leukering reported Snow Goose,
Tundra Swan, Clay-colored Sparrow, and Savannah Sparrow.
---On October 4 at Mike Higbee SWA, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony Leukering
reported Red-headed Woodpecer, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 1500
Common Grackle.
---On October 4 at Granada Relocation Center (Camp Amache), Kathy Mihm
Dunning and Tony Leukering reported 14 Sandhill Cranes, Loggerhead Shrike,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Field Sparrow, and 10 Orange-crowned Warbler.
---On October 4 in Holly (town), Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony Leukering
reported 17 Common Nighthawk, Blue-headed Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On October 5 at Hwy 116 pond, Tony Leukering reported Philadelphia
Vireo and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Blue River Inlet, Phil Lyon reported
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 2 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Common Tern, 4
Great Egret, Marsh Wren, American Pipit, and Yellow Warbler.
---On October 2 on US 85 S of LaSalle, Ira Sanders reported 2 Swainson’s
Hawk.
---On October 4 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Semipalmated
Plover and 7 Great Egret.

DFO Field Trips

Republican Management Area and Pipit Hill
Sunday, 7 October
5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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