Date: 10/22/18 3:34 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 October 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: October 22, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 22 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)

Snow Goose (Arapahoe, *Kiowa)
Ross’s Goose (*Kiowa, *Prowers)
Greater White-fronted Goose (*Adams)
Cackling Goose (Arapahoe Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Cinnamon Teal (Araphoe)
Surf Scoter (*Adams, La Plata)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, *Kiowa)
Black Scoter (Adams)
Common Goldeneye (Boulder, *Broomfield, Larimer)
Red-breasted Merganser (Adams, Boulder, *Kiowa, Larimer, *Morgan, Weld)
Greater Prairie- Chicken (*Yuma)
Horned Grebe (Denver)
Red-necked Grebe (*Jefferson, Larimer)
Sandhill Crane (*Yuma)
American Avocet (Adams, *Gunnison La Plata, Park)
Black-bellied Plover (*Adams, *Bent)
American Golden-Plover (*Adams, *Boulder)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Piping Plover (*Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Adams, *Boulder, *Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Sanderling (Adams, *Bent)
Baird’s Sandpiper (*Kiowa, Larimer)
Least Sandpiper (*Boulder, *Kiowa, Larimer, *Morgan)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Douglas, *Kiowa, Larimer, *Morgan, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Weld)
Short-billed Dowitcher (*Boulder, El Paso, *Gunnison *Kiowa)
Long-billed Dowitcher (*Adams, *Boulder, La Plata, Larimer, *Morgan, Park,
Weld)
Spotted Sandpiper (Adams, Arapahoe)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams, *Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Adams, *Boulder, *Gunnison, Larimer, *Kiowa, *Morgan,
Park, *Prowers, San Miguel, Weld)
Wilson’s Phalarope (*Kiowa)
Bonaparte’s Gull (San Miguel, Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Adams, Araphoe, Larimer, Park, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (Boulder)
Iceland Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, *Kiowa, Larimer)
Forster’s Tern (La Plata, Larimer, Park)
Red-throated Loon (*Kiowa, Weld)
Pacific Loon (*Denver)
Common Loon (Adams, Arapahoe, *Denver, *Jefferson, *Kiowa, Larimer, San
Miguel, Weld)
Osprey (Adams, Fremont, *Prowers)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (El Paso)
Swainson’s Hawk (Larimer)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, *an Miguel)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Merlin (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Montrose)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Larimer, Montezuma)
Say’s Phoebe (Adams, *Denver, Weld)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (*Boulder)
Northern Shrike (Larimer)
Loggerhead Shrike (*Montrose)
Steller’s Jay (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*Douglas, Mesa, *Montrose)
Common Raven (*Adams)
Barn Swallow (La Plata)
Juniper Titmouse (La Plata)
Bushtit (Arapahoe)
Rock Wren (Fremont, *Kiowa)
Winter Wren (*Kiowa, *Yuma)
Marsh Wren (Weld)
Bewick’s Wren (*Montrose, *Prowers)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Adams, Mesa, *Montrose)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (*Yuma)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, *Jefferson, Mesa,
Moffat, *Montrose, *Morgan, *Yuma)
Eastern Bluebird (*Douglas, *KIowa)
Mountain Bluebird (Adams, *Douglas, Fremont, *Kiowa, *Montrose, Park, San
Miguel)
Sage Thrasher (Larimer, Weld)
American Pipit (Adams, Arapahoe, La Plata, Larimer, *Morgan, San Miguel)
Sprague’s Pipit (*Yuma)
Lapland Longspur (*Kiowa)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (*Kiowa, *Yuma)
Field Sparrow (*Kiowa)
Savannah Sparrow (Park, *Prowers, *Yuma)
Vesper Sparrow (*Prowers, San Miguel)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Montrose)
Fox Sparrow (Larimer)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, *Eagle, El Paso,*Kiowa,
Prowers, Weld)
Swamp Sparrow (*Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (El Paso, *Kiowa, Larimer, Mesa, Moffat, *Yuma)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Adams, *Boulder, *Kiowa *Larimer)
Dark-eye Junco (White-winged) (*Adams)
Rusty Blackbird (*Eagle, *Kiowa)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Prowers)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Douglas, *Kiowa, Larimer, *Montrose, Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Eagle, El Paso, Mesa)
American Redstart (Weld)
Hooded Warbler (*Eagle)
Palm Warbler (Boulder, San Miguel, *Yuma)
Townsend’s Warbler (*Jefferson, Mesa, Moffat, Pueblo)
Wilson’s Warbler (*Eagle)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (*Pitkin)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Spencer England, Adam
Vesely, Diane Roberts, Brian Johnson, James McCall, and Mark Chavez
reported Surf Scoter, 9 Long-billed Dowitcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, and 4
Mountain Bluebirds. On October 21 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Ken Wat,
Meg Reck, Bob Spencer, John Vanderpoel, Bill Kaempfer, and Michael Lester
reported Surf Scoter, Common Raven, and on East Auto Tour 12 Long-billed
Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte’s Gull and Osprey.
---On October 20 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported Red-breasted
Merganser, Common Loon, and Say’s Phoebe.
---On October 20 at Barr Lake Neidrach Trail and Visitor Center, Ira and
Tammy Sanders reported 2 American Avocet, 3 Black-bellied Plover, American
Golden-Plover, 2 Sanderling, 25 Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs,
Franklin’s Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 5 American Pipit. On
October 21 at Barr Lake SP, Linda Lee, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported 4
Greater White-fronted Geese, 2 Black-bellied Plover, American
Golden-Plover, 3 Stilt Sandpipers, 5 Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Lesser
Yellowlegs, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Harris’s Sparrow, and White-winged Junco.
---On October 20 at Jim Baker Reservoir, Bruce Snyder reported Spotted
Sandpiper and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs; Lorraine Lanning reported Black Scoter.
---On October 20 at Clear Creek Valley Park, Bruce Snyder reported Black
Scoter (f-type) and 9 Long-billed Dowitchers.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On October 20 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnon reported Spotted
Sandpiper.
---On October 20 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 29 Snow Geese,
Cackling Goose, 3 White-winged Scoter, 10 Franklin’s Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Loon, 3 American Pipit.
---On October 20 at Ketring Park and Lake, Edward Donnan reported f
Cinnamon Teal land 10 Bushtit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Tonnessen and David Dowell
reported 3 Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, and Baird’s Sandpiper.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Prince Lake #2, Steve Frye and several other birders
reported American Golden-Plover, 5 Stilt Sandpipers, and 7 Long-billed
Dowitcher. On October 21 at Prince Lake #2, Laura Steadman reported
American Golden-Plover and Stilt Sandpiper and found FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. These birds were seen by many birders because Laura got word
out immediately. The flycatcher was mostly seen in the NW corner but late
in evening flew to nearby neighborhood and then back toward Prince Lake #2.
---On October 20 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Richard Trinkner, Jack and
Ryan Bushong reported 20 Cackling Geese.
---On October 19 in Louisville Paula Hansley reported 1st winter Harris’s
Sparrow on her patio. Birders are welcome. Call her at 720-890-2628 for
details. On October 20 Paula Hansley and David Waltman reported 3 Harris’s
Sparrows and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On October 21, Paula Hansley reported that
at least 1 Harris’s Sparrow continues to visit her yard.
---On October 20 at Twin Lakes, Maureen Blackford reported Least Sandpiper,
4 Long-billed Dowitcher, and Greater Yellowlegs. On October 21 at Twin
Lakes, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported Least Sandpiper, Greater
Yellowlegs, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher, and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On October 20 at McIntosh Lake, Todd Deininger reported Common Goldeneye.
---On October 20 at Eldorado Canyon SP, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-naped
Sapsucker.
---On October 20 at CU East Campus –Confluence Ponds and Skunk Creek, Peter
Gent and Holdern Maxfield reported Palm Warbler (western).
---On October 20 at Hecla Lake, Maureen Blackford reported 10 Cackling
Goose.
---On October 20 at Dodd Reservoir, Luke Pheneger reported 20 Cackling
Geese.
---On October 21 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Swamp Sparrow.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Plaster Reservoir, Linda Doran reported Common
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Marston Reservoir West End, Christine Alexander, Ginny
Bergstrom, Bill Kaempfer, and Pablo Quezada reported Pacific Loon and 4
Common Loon. On October 21 at Marston Reservoir East End, Diane Roberts
reported Pacific Loon, 2 Common Loon, and Say’s Phoebe.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Gateway Mesa Open Space, Hugh Kingery reported 2
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Eastern Bluebird, and 6 Mountain Bluebird.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On October 20 at N Main in Minturn, Eric Culbertson reported Steller’s
Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Hooded Warbler. On October 21 on N Main in
Minturn, Christine Alexander and Eric Culbertson reported Rusty Blackbird
and Hooded Warbler.
---On October 20 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Eric Culbertson reported
Merlin and Wilson’s Warbler, On October 21 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands,
Jennifer Austin reported Lincoln’s Sparrow and 2 Wilson’s Warbler.
---On October 20 at Gypsum Ponds, Eric Culbertson reported Common
Yellowthroat (f-type).

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported Broad-winged
Hawk (flyover), 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (banded), 2 White-throated Sparrow
(1 juv, 1ad) (Banded), and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow (juv) (banded), and Common
Yellowthroat (1f juv) (banded).

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported Osprey,
Rock Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 14 Mountain Bluebird.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Blue Mesa East End, Arden Anderson reported American
Avocet, Greater Yelllowlegs, and Short-billed Dowitcher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Lake Arbor, Lorraine Lanning reported 30 Cackling Geese.
---On October 21 at Ken Caryl Ranch OS, Mike Henwood reported 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Townsend’s Warbler.
---On October 21 at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp, Santiago Tabares reported
Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Neenoshe Reservoir, David Tonnessen and David Dowell
reported 2 Common Loon and 11 White-winged Scoter on main reservoir; on SE
Pond Short-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs,
Long-billed Dowitcher, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Baird’s
Sandpiper, 100+ Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Wilson’s Phalarope. Also reported
were Snow Goose (flyover), Ross’s Goose (flyover), Chestnut-colllared
Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Lapland Longspur, Lincoln’s Sparrow, 3 Swamp
Sparrow, 9 White-throated Sparrow, 6 Harris’s Sparrow, 2 Field Sparrow,
Eastern Bluebird (flyover), Mountain Bluebird (flyover), Winter Wren, Rock
Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Rusty Blackbird.
---On October 20 at Upper Queens, David Tonnessen and David Dowell reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On October 20 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell and David Tonnessen
reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover, Red-throated Loon, and 4 Red-breasted
Merganser.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton and Jason St.
Pierre reported Surf Scoter, 5 American Avocet, 2 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2
Forester’s Tern, Lewis’s Woodpecker, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Juniper Titmouse,
and 2 American Pipit.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---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.
---On October 20 at Terry Lake, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson reported 50
Cackling Geese, Long-billed Dowitcher and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On October 20 at Arapahoe Ridge NA—Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Lake
Cabin), Edward Raynor reported Swainson’s Hawk and 25 American Pipit.
---On October 20 at Timnath Reservoir, Steve Summers, Andy Bankert, and
Carolyn Olson reported 150 Cackling Geese, 4 Baird’s Sandpiper, 9 Least
Sandpiper, 13 Pectoral Sandpiper, 25 Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater
Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin’s Gull, 2 Orange-crowned Warbler.
---On October 20 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Open Space, Sean
Walters reported Common Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Common Loon, and HARRIS’S HAWK (fly over).
---On October 21 at Tri-Lakes Region, Andy Bankert and Carolyn Olson
reported Forster’s Tern.
---On October 21 at Maple and FIshback, David Wade reported Harris’s
Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow.

MESA COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Drew Kelly reported 2
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
White-throated Sparrow, and Townsend’s Warbler.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail, Jan Leonard reported
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-throated Sparrow, and Townsend’s Warbler.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher, Bewick’s Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 11
Mountain Bluebird. On October 21 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter
and Brenda Wright reported 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and
2 Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On October 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Bewick’s Wren, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 34 Mountain Bluebird, and Orange-crowned Warbler.
---On October 21 at Bedrock CG and Boat Ram, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
and 7 Mountain Bluebird.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Jackson Reservoir (S end), Nathan Pieplow reported 3
Red-breasted Merganser, 11 Least Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2
Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 17
American Pipit.

PARK COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Alan Ketcham reported 80
Long-billed Dowitcher, American Avocet, Great Yellowlegs, Franklin’s Gull,
and 10 Mountain Bluebird.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherin Hagen reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On October 21 at North Gateway Park, Tony Leukering reported 16 Ross’s
Geese (flyover), 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Osprey, 2 Bewick’s Wren, Vesper
Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, 3 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and 2 Great-tailed Grackle

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Miramonte Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Common Loon, Lewis’s
Woodpecker, 4 Mountain Bluebird, 15 American Pipit, 3 Vesper Sparrow, and
Palm Warbler

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 20 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodiow reported 2 Red-breasted
Merganser, Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, 7 Bonaparte’s Gull,
Red-throated Loon, and Common Loon.
---On October 20 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Stilt Sandpiper,
2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 109 Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser
Yellowlegs, and Common Raven.
---On October 20 at Pawnee Buttes, Christian Hagenlocher reported Says’s
Phoebe.
---On October 20 at St Vrain Greenway Parking Lot, Rob Cassady reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On October 20 at Idaho Creek, Steve Mlodiow reported Marsh Wren,
Lincoln’s Sparrow, and American Redstart.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On October 21 at Pipit Hill in Hale Area, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Sandhill Crane, Sprague’s Pipit, and 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On October 21 at Hale Crossroad, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Winter Wren,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 White-throated Sparrow and
Palm Warbler (Western).
---On October 21 at CR 45 in Wray area, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Greater
Prairie-Chicken and Savannah Sparrow.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

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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