Date: 10/19/18 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 October 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: October 19, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, October 19 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 is new)

Cackling Goose (*Adams, *Boulder)
Greater Scaup (*Mesa )
Surf Scoter (*Adams, *La Plata)
Common Goldeneye (*Larimer)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, *Boulder, *Chaffee, La Plata, *Montrose)
Ring-necked Pheasant (Las Animas)
Horned Grebe (Denver, La Plata, *Montrose)
American Avocet (*Adams)
Black-bellied Plover (*Adams, Larimer)
American Golden-Plover (*Adams, *Boulder, *Summit)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Adams, *Boulder, *Weld)
Sanderling (*Adams, Jefferson)
Baird’s Sandpiper (*Adams, *La Plata)
Least Sandpiper (*Boulder)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Adams, Douglas,*El Paso, Larimer, *Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Weld)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Arapahoe, *El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (*Adams, *Boulder, *Chaffee, *La Plata, *Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Broomfield)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Adams, *Boulder, *Summit)
Bonaparte’s Gull (*Boulder, Larimer, *Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (*Adams, *Boulder, Larimer, Rio Grande, *Weld)
Mew Gull (*Boulder)
WESTERN GULL (*Larimer)
Forster’s Tern (*La Plata, *Summit)
Red-throated Loon (*Denver, *Weld)
Common Loon (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Snowy Egret (La Plata)
Green Heron (Arapahoe)
Osprey (*Mesa)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Boulder, La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Ouray)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)
Red-naped Sapsucker (*Larimer)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (La Plata, *Montrose)
American Kestrel (*Clear Creek)
Peregrine Falcon (*Boulder)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Dusky Flycatcher (*La Plata)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Larimer, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (La Plata)
Eastern Phoebe (*Baca)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (El Paso)
Northern Shrike (*Baca, *Larimer)
Canada Jay (*Clear Creek, *Jackson)
Pinyon Jay (*Eagle)
Steller’s Jay (*Clear Creek, *El Paso, *Jackson, *Jefferson, Larimer,
Ouray, *Pitkin)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*El Paso, Jefferson, *La Plata, *Montrose)
Clark’s Nutcracker (*Clear Creek, *Jefferson, Ouray)
Common Raven (Adams)
Tree Swallow (*La Plata)
Barn Swallow (*La Plata, *Mesa, *Montrose)
Juniper Titmouse (La Plata, *Montrose)
Bushtit (*El Paso, *La Plata, *Mesa)
Rock Wren (*Montrose)
House Wren (*El Paso)
Marsh Wren (*Archuleta, *Mesa)
Bewick’s Wren (*Baca, *Montrose)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Jefferson, *Mesa)
American Dipper (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (*Clear, Creek, *Jefferson)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, *Baca *Boulder, *El Paso, *Jefferson, *La
Plata, *Larimer, *Mesa, *Montrose, Ouray)
Western Bluebird (Arapahoe)
Mountain Bluebird (*Adams, Arapahoe *Baca, * Paso, *Jefferson, *La Plata,
Larimer, Montrose, Ouray)
Hermit Thrush (*Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, *Larimer)
Sage Thrasher (*Larimer, *Mesa, Montrose)
Northern Mockingbird (Las Animas)
American Pipit (Arapahoe, *Eagle, *Jefferson, *La Plata, Montrose, *Summit,
*Weld)
Lesser Goldfinch (Denver)
Green-tailed Towhee (*El Paso, Jefferson)
Savannah Sparrow (*Larimer, Park)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Larimer)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Mesa, Montrose)
Field Sparrow (*Adams, *Baca)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Montrose, Ouray)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder,*La Plata, *Larimer, *Logan, Prowers)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek,* El Paso, *Garfield,
Larimer, Montrose, Prowers)
White-throated Sparrow (Boulder, *Jackson, *Larimer, Prowers)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Larimer)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Archuleta)
Tennessee Warbler (Bent)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Arapahoe, Douglas,*El Paso, Larimer, Ouray)
MacGillivray’s Warbler (*El Paso)
Common Yellowthroat (*El Paso, Mesa)
Palm Warbler (*Boulder, *Jefferson)
Townsend’s Warbler (*La Plata, Pueblo)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Bent)
Wilson’s Warbler (Eagle, *La Plata, Mesa, Montrose)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Larimer, Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (*Pitkin)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Mark Obmascik reported Surf
Scoter, 6 Hooded Merganser, 28 Mountain Bluebird and Common Raven. On
October 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Ginny Bergstrom and Christine
Alexander reported Surf Scoter and 40 Mountain Bluebirds.
---On October 17 at McKay Lake, Tyler Wilson reported Common Loon.
---On October 18 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 105 Cackling Geese,
3 American Avocet, 4 Black-bellied Plovder, American Golden-Plover, Stilt
Sandpiper, 12 Sanderling, Baird’s Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpiper, 21
Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 4
Franklin’s Gull, and Field Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On October 17 at Cherry Creek SP at Pelican Point, Karen Drozda
reported Common Loon, 12 Western Bluebird, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and 2
American Pipit. On October 17 at Cherry Creek SP Prairied Loop, Karen
Drozda reported Lesser Yellowlegs, and American Pipit. On October 17 at
Cherry Creek SP, Chris Gilbert reported Short-billed Dowitchere and 10
American Pipit.
---On October 17 at S Platte River – Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles
Ave, Brian Johnson and Ginny Bergstrom reported Green Heron and American
Dipper.
---On October 17 at S Platte Park, C470 area, Chris Wood reported Lincoln’s
Sparrow and Orange-crowned Warbler.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Pagosa Springs San Juan River Walk, Roger Stone
reported Marsh Wren and 3 Great-tailed Grackles (2m, 1f),

BACA COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area, Julio Merayo reported
Eastern Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Bewick’s Wren, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 125
Mountain Bluebird, 23 Field Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Melody Tempel Grove, Dave Leatherman reported f
Tennessee Warbler, and f Black-throated Green Warbler, The birds were high
in cottonwoods W of CR 35 and N of ditch.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Prince Lake #2, James McCall and several other birders
reported American Golden-Plover, 5 Stilt Sandpiper, Franklin’s Gull, and
1st cyc Mew Gull. On October 18 at Prince Lake #2, Ron Bolton, Dan Zmolek,
Meg Reck, Luke Hensley, Dean Shoup, Matt Hofeditz, and Richard Trinkner
reported American Golden-Plover, 2 Stilt Sandpiper, 13 Long-billed
Dowitcher, Mew Gull and Franklin’s Gull.
---On October 17 at Boulder Creek and University of Colorado Campus,
Okamoto Keita Sin reported Fox Sparrow (Red) and White-throated Sparrow.
---On October 17 on CU East Campus near Space Science Building parking lot,
Carolyn Breech and Dan Zmolek reported Palm Warbler. On October 18 on CU
East Campus Confluence Ponds and Skunk Creek, Luke and tracy Pheneger and
Richard TGrinkner reported Palm Warbler.
---On October 17 at Hecla Lake, Rob Cassady reported 7 Cackling Geese and 4
Hooded Merganser. On October 18 at Hecla Lake, Mike Hensley reported 6
Cackling Geese and Hooded Merganser.
---On October 18 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported 3 Least Sandpiper, 7
Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 4
Hermit Thrush.
---On October 18 at Terry Lake, Nathan Pieplow reported 2 Bonaparte’s Gull
and Peregrine Falcon.
---On October 18 on Old St Vrain Road in Lyons, Leslie S reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker.
---On October 18 at Valmont Overlook/Legion Park, Nathan PIeple and Bill
Kaempfer reported 34 Cackling Goose.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Alexx and Michaels Pond, Alicia Arnold and Tyler Wilson
reported Lesser Yellowlegs.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Buena Vista Ice Pond (private), Christian Hagenlocher
reported Hooded Merganser and Long-billed Dowitcher.

CLEAR CREEK:
---On October 18 at Echo Lake, Reed Gerdes reported American Kestrel, 6
Canada Jay, 3 Steller’s Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, and Golden-crowned Kinglet.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Marston Reservoir, Betty Glass reported Red-throated
Loon. On October 18 at Marston Reservoir, Steve Rash reported Red-throated
Loon.
---On October 16 at Bear Creek Park, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwaite
reported 2 Hermit Thrush and 8 Lesser Goldfinch.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Walking Mountain Science Center, Aidan Goldie reported
Pinyon Jay and American Pipit.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt and Chris Brobin
reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Mountain
Bluebird, 2 Hermit Thrush, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On October 18 at Clear Spring Ranch, Alan Ketcham reported 4 Bushtit, 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, 2
Orange-crowned Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat
---On October 18 at The Classic Acadamey, Alan Versaw reported 3 Steller’s
Jay, 10 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 20 Mountain Bluebird
(flyover), Lincoln’s Sparrow, MacGillivray’s Warbler, and Common
Yellowthroat.
---On October 18 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Alan Ketcham reported
Pectoral Sandpiper and 3 Long-billed Dowitcher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 18 in Carbondale, Georgia Harper reported 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Colorado State Forest Moose Visitor Center, Elaine
Wagner reported 3 Canada Jay, 5 Steller’s Jay and White-throated Sparrow.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On October 17 on Clear Creek Trail – Indian Gulch to Clear Creek History
Park, Ginny Bergstrom reported Gray Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s Scru b-Jay,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Hermit Thrush.
---On October 17 at Lower White Ranch Park, Lindsay Purifoy and Timo Mitzen
reported 2 Steller’s Jay, 3 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
and Green-tailed Towhee.
---On October 27 at Standley Lake and Park, Frank Farrell reported
Sanderling.
---On October 28 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Myron Gerhard reported 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 20 Mountain Bluebird, 2 American Pipit, and Palm
Warbler.
---On October 28 at White ranch Open Space Park, Chris Wood reported 15
Steller’s Jay, 2 Clark’s Nutcracker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and 16 Mountain Bluebird (flyover).
---On October 18 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Kipling Pkwy to S Wadsworth,
Max Miller reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, and
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Pastorius Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported Surf
Scoter, and 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On October 18 at Pastorius Reservoir,
Jason St. Pierre, Susan Allerton, and Jim Beatty reported Surf Scoter, 2
Baird’s Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, Tree Swallow, 16 Barn Swallow, 10 Bushtit, 4 Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, 2 Mountain Bluebird, 2 American Pipit, 2 Forester’s Tern, and
Townsend’s Warbler.
---On October 17 at Animas River – Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery area, Ryan
Votta reported Lewis’s Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Mountain
Bluebird. On October 18 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery are,
Ryan Votta reported Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Fox
Sparrow (Slate Color), Townsend’s Warbler, and Wilson’s Warbler.
---On October 17 at Vallecito Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported 4 Horned Grebe.
---On October 17 at Lake Nighthorse, Susan Allerton reported pair of Hooded
Merganser, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Junipter Titmoiuse,
2 Bushtit, and 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Wellington SWA – Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert reported
Black-bellied Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s
Gull, Common Loon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Mountain Bluebird, Grasshopper
Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Orange-crowned Warbler.
---On October 17 at Prospect Ponds NA, Lori Zabel reported Hermit Thrush
and Western Tanager.
---On October 18 at Arapahoe Bend NA, Nathan Pieplow reported pair of
Common Goldeneye and 2 Savannah Sparrow.
---On October 18 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Christine Sparks reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and
Hermit Thrush.
---On October 18 at Running Deer & Cottonwood Hollow NA, Nathan Pieplow
reported Northern Shrike, Sage Thrasher, and juv Harris’s Sparrow.
---On October 18 at Arapahoe Ridge NA—Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Lake
Cabin), Jay Breidt reported Fox Sparrow (red).
---On October 18 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Nick Komar reported WESTERN GULL
and Common Loon.
---On October 18 at Carriage Hills Estes Park, Steve Kingswood reported Fox
Sparrow (red) and White-throated Sparrow visiting his yard. Most of the
time they were behind the house (east side), near a storage shed and
Russian Olive. Steve welcomes birders to try for the sparrows. His
address is 2304 Carriage Drive. From the driveway, walk around the South
side of the house toward the storage Shed. The Russian Olive is just North
of the Shed. Please give feed back to Steve at steveandyoko AT gmail.com.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On October 17 at CR 89.3, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip reported 4
Ring-necked Pheasant and Northern Mockingbird.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On October 18 on Hwy 14 and CR 29, Lori Zabel reported Fox Sparrow (red).

MESA COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Colorado River SP – Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported 2 f Greater Scaup, Osprey (flyover), 40 Barn Swallow, 2 Marsh
Wren, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Sage Thrasher.
---On October 18 at Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported 11 Bushtit,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Brewer’s Sparrow.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Elde’s, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported 2 Rock
Wren, 2 Bewick’s Wren, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 150 Mountain Bluebird, 3
Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Brewer’s Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow and
Wilson’s Warbler.
---On October 17 at Airport Lake and Mesa, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 5 Mountain Bluebird and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On October 17 at Otter Pond, Betty Fenton reported Horned Grebe,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On October 18 at Otter Pond
Betty Fenton reported 4 Horned Grebe and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On October 128 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Hooded Merganser, Hammond’s Flycatcher, 2 Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Bewick’s Wren, 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 24 Mountain Bluebird, and Hermit Thrush.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Jon Horn reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker, Steller’s Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 8
Mountain Bluebird, and Sagebrush Sparrow.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherine Hagen reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. On October 18 at Midland Park in Aspen, Cathernine
Hagen reported Steller’s Jay, 11 Red-winged Blackbirds, and Rose-breasted
Grosbeak.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On October 17 at North Butte CR at G Rd, Tony Leukering reported Fox
Sparrow (red), White-throated Sparrow, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On October 17 at Dillon Reservoir Giberson Bay, M Waltk and Adam Vesely
reported American Golden-Plover and Forster’s Tern. On October 18 at
Dillon Reservoir Giberson Bay, M Walt reported American Golden-Plover,
Greater Yellowlegs, Forester’s Tern, and 12 American Pipit.

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 18 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Stilt
Sandpiper, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher, 6 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull,
Red-throated Loon.
---On October 18 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodiow reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper,
3 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 145 Long-billed Dowitcher,
and 4 American Pipit.


DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

Second Creek Open Space
Saturday, October 20
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll )(patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))

Park County Reservoirs
Monday, October 22
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659
Northeastern Colorado
Tuesday, October 23
5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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