Date: 10/6/18 6:24 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for October 6, 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: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 10/5/2018
Alamosa (Sage Thrasher)
Arapahoe (Black-bellied Plover)
Chaffee (Common Tern, Pinyon Jay)
Conejos (Sage Thrasher)
El Paso/Pueblo (Ladder-backed Woodpecker)
Jefferson (possible Tropical Kingbird)
Kiowa (Chestnut-collared Longspur)
La Plata (Acorn Woodpecker, Lewis's Woodpecker)
Larimer (Black-bellied Plover, Common Loon, Sage Thrasher)
Mesa (Black Phoebe, Nashville Warbler, Sagebrush Sparrow, Sage Thrasher)
Montezuma (Tennessee Warbler)
Morgan (Sabine's Gull)
Prowers (Eastern Phoebe, Nashville Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Philadelphia
Vireo, Northern Mockingbird)
Pueblo (Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, Williamson's
Routt (Townsend's Warbler)


Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir
Black-bellied Plover --pelican bay/dam trail (Cynthia Madsen:David Hill)
first 10/5
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
Townsend's Warbler (2) (Richard Bunn) first 10/4
++++Clear Spring Ranch
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

El Paso/Pueblo Counties County
++++Chico Basin Ranch (fee area)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Colin Woolley) last 10/5
(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
++++South Platte Park Reservoir & Area
Possible Tropical Kingbird (Frank Farrell:Michaels Leser) reported 10/5

Larimer County
++++Wellington Wildlife Area, Cobb Lake
Black-bellied Plover (3) (Andy Bankert/Jacy Bernath-Plaisted:Penny Bauer)
(first 9/28) 4; last 10/5
Common Loon (Jacy Bernath-Plaisted) first 10/5
Sage Thrasher (Komar:Bankert/Bauer) (first 10/4) 2; last 10/5
Cassin's Kingbird (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Chestnut-collared Longspur (8) (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
Pectoral Sandpiper (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
++++Timnath Reservoir
Pectoral Sandpiper (Nick Komar:Andy Bankert) 1; last 10/4
Red-necked Phalarope (Komar:Bankert) first 10/4
++++Grandview Cemetery
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
++++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

Pueblo County
++++Red Creek Springs Road West
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Darth Aves) first 10/5
Curve-billed Thrasher (Darth Aves) first 10/5
++++Pueblo Mountain Park
Williamson's Sapsucker (Tonnessen/Darth Aves) (first 7/9) last 10/5

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


Baca County
++++Cottonwood Canyon
Summer Tanager --at Carrizo Creek (Suddjian:Roberts) first 10/3
++++County Road 13, north of CR M
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

Kiowa County
++++Hwy 385 & CR G
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Mihm-Dunning:Leukering) first 10/5

Prowers County
++++Lamar Community College
Eastern Phoebe (Dorothy Russell) first 10/5
Nashville Warbler (Dorothy Russell) first 10/5
Northern Cardinal (Dorothy Russell) last 10/5
++++Highway 196 Pond, east of CR 85
Philadelphia Vireo (Kathy Mihm-Dunning:Tony Leukering) reported 10/5
++++North Gateway Park
Northern Mockingbird (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/5
Lewis's Woodpecker (Kathy Mihm-Dunning) first 10/4
++++Mike Higbee Wildlife Area
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


Morgan County
++++Jackson Reservoir & area
Sabine's Gull --north side (Norm Lewis) first 10/5

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


Alamosa County
++++Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Sage Thrasher --see map (Glenn Gade) first 10/5

Chaffee County
++++Ice Lake
Common Tern (Christian Hagenlocher) (first 10/4) last 10/5
Pinyon Jay (180) (Hagenlocher) last 10/5
(private, must view from road with scope)
++++Chaffee County
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

Conejos County
++++17401-17499 County BB
Sage Thrasher (William Buskirk) first 10/5

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

La Plata County
++++Wildcat Canyon (Rafter J)
Acorn Woodpecker (2) (Steve Frohock) last 10/5
++++County Road 124, La Plata Canyon
Lewis's Woodpecker (2) (Steve Frohock) first 10/5
++++Pastorius Reservoir
Cassin's Vireo (James Beatty/Susan Allerton) (first 9/25) last 10/4
Townsend's Warbler (Susan Allerton) first 10/4

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

Mesa County
++++Connected Lakes State Park Area
Black Phoebe (Adam Cupito) (first 10/3) last 10/5
Nashville Warbler (Adam Cupito) (first 10/2) last 10/5
++++Highline Lake State Park
Sagebrush Sparrow (6) (David Price/Ronda Woodward:David Price) (first
10/2) 1; last 10/5
++++Grand Junction Wildlife Area
Sage Thrasher (Henwood:Moffatt) first 10/5
++++James Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section
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
++++Horsethief Canyon Wildlife Area
White-throated Sparrow (Carol Ortenzio) first 10/4

Montezuma County
++++Dolores area (CR 184)
Tennessee Warbler (3) --see map (Carol Bylsma) reported 10/5

Montrose County
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

Routt County
++++Steamboat Springs
Townsend's Warbler --Yampa River Core Trail (Daniel Patrick) first 10/5
++++Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs
Townsend's Warbler --Yampa River Core Trail (Daniel Patrick) first 10/5

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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