Date: 10/23/18 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 Octrober 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: October 23, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, October 23 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 (Kiowa)
Ross’s Goose (Kiowa, Prowers)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Adams)
Wood Duck (*San Miguel)
Surf Scoter (Adams)
White-winged Scoter (Kiowa)
Common Goldeneye (Broomfield)
Red-breasted Merganser (Boulder, Kiowa, Morgan)
Greater Prairie- Chicken (Yuma)
Horned Grebe (*Adams, Denver)
Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (*Adams, Yuma)
American Avocet (Gunnison, *Rio Blanco)
Black-bellied Plover (Adams, Bent)
American Golden-Plover (Adams, Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Piping Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Adams, *Boulder, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Adams, Bent)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Least Sandpiper (Boulder, Kiowa, Morgan)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Adams, Douglas, Kiowa, Morgan)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Boulder, El Paso, Gunnison Kiowa)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Adams, Boulder, Morgan)
Spotted Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Adams, Boulder, Gunnison, Kiowa, Morgan, Prowers)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Kiowa)
Franklin’s Gull (Larimer, Rio Grande)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kiowa)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa, *Weld)
Pacific Loon (Denver)
Common Loon (Denver, Jefferson, Kiowa, *Rio Blanco, San Miguel, *Weld)
Osprey (Adams, Prowers)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Prowers)
Hairy Woodpecker (*Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Say’s Phoebe (*Adams, Denver)
Loggerhead Shrike (Montrose)
Steller’s Jay (Jefferson)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Douglas, Montrose)
Common Raven (Adams)
Rock Wren (*El Paso, Kiowa)
Winter Wren (Kiowa, *Prowers, Yuma)
Bewick’s Wren (*Montrose, Prowers)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Montrose)
American Dipper (*San Miguel)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (*San Miguel, Yuma)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, Jefferson, *Mesa, *Montrose, Morgan, *Prowers,
Eastern Bluebird (Douglas, Kiowa, *Prowers)
Mountain Bluebird (Douglas, Kiowa, *Montrose)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa, *Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (*Prowers)
American Pipit (Morgan)
Sprague’s Pipit (Yuma)
Lapland Longspur (Kiowa)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (Kiowa, Yuma)
Field Sparrow (Kiowa)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Montrose)
Savannah Sparrow (Park, Prowers, Yuma)
Vesper Sparrow (Prowers)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Montrose)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, Eagle, Kiowa, *La Plata,
*Mesa, Prowers)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Kiowa, *Lariimer,*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, Montrose, Ouray, *Prowers)
Common Yellowthroat (Mesa)
Hooded Warbler (Eagle)
Yellow Warbler (*La Plata)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Townsend’s Warbler (Jefferson, *La Plata, Pueblo)
Wilson’s Warbler (Eagle)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (*Pitkin)

---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 22 at Rocky
Mountain Arsenal NWR, Alicia Arnold and Candace Johnson reported 91
Sandhill Cranes (flyover), Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, and
Lesser Yellowlegs, Horned Grebe and Say’s Phobe.
---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 Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Tonnessen and David Dowell
reported 3 Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, and Baird’s Sandpiper.

---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 22 at
Prince Lake #2, John Drummond refound FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER and many
birders were able to see it from the dirt road on N side of Prince Lake
#2. Word is that because of construction, birders will NOT be allowed on
the dirt road on Tuesday. Bruce Snyder reported Stilt Sandpiper.

---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 21 at Twin Lakes, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported Least
Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher, and Short-billed
---On October 21 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Swamp Sparrow.

---On October 21 at Plaster Reservoir, Linda Doran reported Common

---On October 21 at Marston Reservoir East End, Diane Roberts reported
Pacific Loon, 2 Common Loon, and Say’s Phoebe.

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

---On October 21 on N Main in Minturn, Christine Alexander and Eric
Culbertson reported Rusty Blackbird and Hooded Warbler.
---On October 21 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Jennifer Austin reported
Lincoln’s Sparrow and 2 Wilson’s Warbler.

---On October 22 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Rock Wren.

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

---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.

---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

---On October 22 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan
Votta reported 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, and Townsend’s Warbler.

---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. On October 22 at Maple and FIshback,
David Wade reported Harris’s Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow.

---On October 22 at Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On October 21 at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail, Forrest Luke reported 2 ad
White-throated Sparrow (tan stripe).

---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 22 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported 7 Mountain Bluebird and 8 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.
---On October 22 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Brenda Wright and Coen
Dexter reported Bewick’s Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, and
Brewer’s Sparrow.

---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.

---On October 22 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherine Hagen reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

---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
---On October 22 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, 3 Northern Cardinals, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, and Hairy
---On October 22 at Willow Creek Park just S of swimming pool, Dave
Leatherman reported ad m Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

---On October 20 at Lake Avery, Forrest Luke reported Common Loon and 4
American Avocet.

---On October 22 on Boomerang to River Trails, Telluride, Eric Hynes
reported f Wood Duck, 2 American Dipper, and 5 Golden-crowned Kinglet.

---On October 22 at Union Reservoir, Joel and Dale Adams reported
Red-throated Loon and 4 Common Loon.

---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; 831-713-8659

Northeastern Colorado
Tuesday, October 23
5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Belmar Historic Park
Saturday, October 27
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodris AT; 303-885-6955 (Cell))

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Sunday, October 28
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT; 720-347-5169 (mobile))

Park County Explorations
Monday, October 29
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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