Date: 10/28/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 October 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: October 28, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, October 27 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, Montrose)
Blue-winged Teal (Mesa)
Cinnamon Teal (*Weld)
Eurasian Wigeon (*Kiowa)
Greater Scaup (*Kiowa, Mesa)
Surf Scoter (La Plata)
Bufflehead (Gilpin)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Kiowa)
Common Goldeneye (Jefferson, *Kiowa)
Common Merganser (Gilpin)
Pied-billed Grebe (Pitkin)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Sora (*Boulder)
Sandhill Crane (Adams, Chaffee, Delta, *Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose)
Black-bellied Plover (*Adams)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Adams)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Adams, Larimer)
Least Sandpiper (Arapahoe, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Custer, Douglas, Larimer, Weld)
Short-billed Dowitcher (*Arapahoe, El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Custer, La Plata, Larimer, Weld)
Spotted Sandpiper (Arapahoe, El Paso, Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer, Ouray)
Greater Yellowlegs (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, *Custer, Moffat)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Kiowa)
Red Phalarope (*Kiowa)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Kiowa, Mesa)
Franklin’s Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Kiowa, Larimer, Rio Grande)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (*Kiowa, Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Larimer)
Herring X Glaucous-winged Gull (*Kiowa)
Forster’s Tern (La Plata)
Pacific Loon (Delta, *Denver, *Kiowa)
Common Loon (*Arapahoe, *Custer, *Denver, *Kiowa, Larimer, San Miguel)
Great Egret (Pitkin)
Osprey (Fremont, Garfield, *Las Animas)
Northern Goshawk (*Montrose)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Hairy Woodpecker (Prowers)
Peregrine Falcon (*Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Montrose)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Mesa)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (El Paso)
Northern Shrike (*Arapahoe)
Warbling Vireo (El Paso)
Red-eyed Vireo (*Kiowa)
Steller’s Jay (Archuleta, El Paso, Jefferson, *Las Animas, *Teller)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, Fremont, La Plata, Mesa, *Montrose)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Ouray)
American Crow (Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Kiowa)
Common Raven (Gilpin)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont, La Plata, *Montrose)
Bushtit (El Paso, La Plata, *Montrose, Ouray)
Brown Creeper (El Paso)
Rock Wren (Fremont)
Winter Wren (Adams, Weld)
Marsh Wren (Adams, Mesa)
Bewick’s Wren (Fremont, *Montrose)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, *Montrose)
American Dipper (Archuleta, *Custer)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Weld)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Adams, Archuleta, El Paso, *Kiowa, La Plata, Mesa,
*Montrose, Weld)
Eastern Bluebird (*Kiowa)
Mountain Bluebird (Delta, Fremont, Gunnison, Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose)
Hermit Thrush (Fremont, Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Adams, Jefferson
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Sage Thrasher (El Paso, Montrose)
Northern Mockingbird (*Kiowa)
American Pipit (*Kiowa, La Plata)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (*Kiowa)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (Park)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Larimer)
Vesper Sparrow (Adams, *Kiowa)
Fox Sparrow (El Paso)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Clear Creek, *Kiowa,
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe, *Custer)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, El Paso, *Kiowa)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, El Paso, *Kiowa, Larimer)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Adams, Mesa)
Rusty Blackbird (Kiowa, *Teller)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Douglas, Montrose, Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (El Paso, Mesa, Montrose)
Yellow Warbler (*Kiowa)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (*Custer)
Townsend’s Warbler (Montrose, Pueblo)
Wilson’s Warbler (Eagle, El Paso)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)

---On October 24 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Chris Rurik and Vicki
Sandage reported 50 Sandhill Crane (flyover), 12 Long-billed Dowitcher,
Lesser Yellowlegs, White-throated Sparrow, and Vesper Sparrow.
---On October 24 at Barr Lake SP, Tony Leukering reported 3 Baird’s
Sandpiper, 9 Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, and Winter Wren. On October 26 at Barr Lake SP, Chris
Owens reported Long-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte’s Gull, Marsh Wren,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Gray Catbird. On October 27 at Barr Lake SP,
Lorraine Lanning reported 2 Black-bellied Plover, Franklin’s Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gull, and 9 Yellow-headed Blackbird.
---On October 25 at Valente Lake, Jerome Cech reported 2 Blue-gray

---On October 24 at Cherry Creek SP, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 White-winged
Scoter (Prairie Loop), Least Sandpiper, 21 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 10 Bonaparte’s Gull (Prairie Loop), 4 Franklin’s Gull, Common
Loon, 36 American Crow. On October 26 at Cherry Creek SP—Cottonwood Creek
wetlands, Jeff Dawson reported Least Sandpiper, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher,
Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull. On October 27 at
Cherry Creek SP, Ben Sampson reported Short-billed Dowitcher, 5 Long-billed
Dowitcher, 16 Bonaparte’s Gull, Common Loon, and Northern Shrike.
---On October 25 at Centennail Park, Edward Donnan reported Spotted
---On October 26 at Willow Springs O, Centennial, Jared Del Rosso reported
Northern Shrike, Say’s Phoebe, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On October 26 at Holly Park, Centennial, Jarel Del Rosso reported
Northern Shrike.

---On October 26 in Pagosa Springs, Ben Bailey reported Steller’s Jay, 4
American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On October 23 David Haskell reported a hatch year RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD coming to his feeder at Riverside Ave and Redwood Ave, Birders
are welcome to view the bird from the public sidewalk on Redwood Ave. You
can see the balcony with the feeder from there. You cannot see the feeder
from his driveway. Please respect private property and stay out of yards.
On October 25 Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers and several other birders
reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on Redwood Ave.
---On October 27 at her home in Louisville, Paula Hansely reported that one
of the Harris’s Sparrows continues. If you would like to try for it, call
her at 720-890-2628.
---On October 27 at Sombrero Marsh and Pond, Rob Cassady reported Sora.

---On October 25 at The Link School Base Camp, Christian Hagenlocher
reported 72 Sandhill Cranes (flyover).

---On October 24 at DeWeese Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported Pectoral
Sandpiper, 35 Long-billed Dowitcher, 14 Greater Yellowlegs, American Dipper
and Swamp Sparrow. On October 26 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller
reported Black-throated Blue Warbler in Willows along Grape Creek below the
dam and near concrete flume. On October 27 at DeWeese Resevoir, Jerry
DeBoer reported 4 Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Common Loon, 2
American Dipper, Swamp Sparrow, Black-throated Blue-Warbler.

---On October 24 at G40 Road, Jon Horn and Bill Harris reported 300
Sandhill Cranes (flyover), Pacific Loon, and 2 Mountain Bluebirds. On
October 15 at G50 Rd, Carol Ortenzio and Andrea Robinsong reported Pacific

---On October 26 at Marston Reservoir West End, Doug Kibbe and Elaine
Wagner reported Pacific Loon. On October 27 at Marston Reservoir West End,
John Drummond and Lynne Miller and several other birders reported Pacific
Loon and 2 Common Loon.

---On October 25 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Lynne Forrester reported Say’s

---On October 26 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Eric Culbertson reported
Wilson’s Warbler.

---On October 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Ruby-crowned
Kinglet and Warbling Vireo. On October 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve
Brown banded 2 Bushtit, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Sparrow, and
Chipping Sparrow.
---On October 24 at Red Rock Canyon OS, Alan Ketcham, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Jim Merritt reported Steller’s Jay, 10 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay,
Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), juv Harris’s Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow,
and 2 Canyon Towhee.
---On October 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown Creeper, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Harris’s Sparrow, White-throated
Sparrow, 3 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Common Yellowthroat, and
Wilson’s Warbler.
---On October 25 at Big Stratton Reservoir, Terence Berger reported Spotted
Sandpiper and 2 Greater Yellowlegs.
---On October 25 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Loggerhead Shrike, Sage Thrasher, and 2 Canyon Towhee. On
October 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt reported Loggerhead Shrike and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

---On October 25 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported Osprey, 5
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, 2 Rock Wren, Bewick’s Wren, 16
Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush.

---On October 25 at Lions Park in Rifle, Mary and Phil Lyon reported Osprey.

---On October 25 at Los Lagos Reservoir, Bruce Snyder reported 1 f
---On October 25 at Central City Reservoir, Bruce Snyder reported 4 Common
Merganser, and 26 Common Raven on fresh Elk kill.

---On October 26 on Rd 12 East of Horse Ranch Park, Mike Wanger reported
Mountain Bluebird.

---On October 25 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Cynthia Madsen,
Martha Eubanks, and Pam Zimmer reported Gray Catbird.
---On October 26 at Bear Creek Lake Park—Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Chuck Aid
reported Common Goldeneye.
---On October 27 at Waterpointe-Bellio OS, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie
Goldthwaite reported Peregrine Falcon.

---On October 27 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Common Loon, 13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Harris’s
Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Orange-crowned
Warbler, Yellow Warbler.
---On October 27 at Neegronda Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 12 Snow
Geese, Red Phlarope, 115 Franklin’s Gull, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, 2
Chihuahuan Rave.
---On October 27 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported m Eurasian
Wigeon, f Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, 10 Sandhill Crane, 18
Bonaparte’s Gull, 10 Franklin’s Gull, Herring X Glaucous-Winged Gull,
Red-eyed Vireo, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Northern
Mockingbird, 2 American Pipit, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s
Longspur, Vesper Sparrow, and 14 Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On October 24 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Surf
Scoter, 2 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Forster’s Tern, 3 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay,
2 Juniper Titmouse, 10 Bushtit, and 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On October 26
at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Surf Scoter, 2 Long-billed
Dowitcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 4 Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 2
American Pipit.

---On October 24 at Maple and FIshback, David Wade and Andy Bankert
reported 2 Harris’s Sparrow. On October 25 at Maple and FIshback, Edward
Raynor and David Wade reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On October 24 at Wellington SWA—Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert reported
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Loon, and
Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On October 24 at Timnath Reservoir, Andy Bankert reported 2 Bairds’s
Sandpiper, 3 Least Sandpiper, 12 Pectoral Sandpiper, 15 Long-billed
Dowitcher and Lesser Yellowlegs. On October 26 at Timnath Reservoir, Andy
Bankert reported Baird’s Sandpiper, 2 Least Sandpiper, and Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gull.

---On October 27 at Lake Dorothy SWA, Tony Godfrey reported 3 Lewis’s
Woodpecker Osprey, and Steller’s Jay.

---On October 25 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Mike Henwood reported Spotted
Sandpiper, 5 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Marsh Wren, 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
30 Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush.
---On October 24 at Redlands Parkway Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Black
Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On October 24 at Colorado River SP Fruita section, Carol Ortenzio
reported f Greater Scaup, Bonaparte’s Gull, and 3 Marsh Wren. On October
25 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, Ryan Claar reported Greater Scaup,
Blue-winged Teal, and Marsh Wren. On October 26 at Colorado River SP
Fruita Section, Phil Lyon reported 2 Greater Scaup.
---On October 26 at Loma 11 8/10 Road from P ½ to Q Road, Mike Henwood and
Kathleen McGinley reported 5 Sandhill Crane, Say’s Phoebe, Yellow-headed

---On October 26 at Wyman Living History Museum, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.

---On October 25 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, 7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 14 Mountain
Bluebird, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Townsend’s Warbler. On October 27 at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Northern
Goshawk, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, 31
Bushtit, 2 Bewick’s Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 26
Mountain Bluebird.
---On October 24 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Lincoln’s Sparrow, 2 Common Yellowthroat,
and Townsend’s Warbler.
---On October 26 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Snow Goose, 2 Sandhill Crane (flyover), Bewick’s Wren,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 66 Mountain Bluebird, 2 Sage Thrasher, and Lincoln’s

---On October 24 at Ridgway Reservoir and State Park, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dexter reported Lesser Yellowlegs, 32 Bushtit, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
and Clark’s Nutcracker.

---On October 24 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine Hagen
reported Great Egret and 3 Pied-billed Grebe. On October 26 at Aspen
Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine Hagen reported 2 Pied-billed

---On October 27 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds, Jan Allbright, and Richard
Bunn reported Steller’s Jay and f Rusty Blackbird.

---On October 24 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Stilt Sandpiper,
Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, 33 Long-billed
Dowitcher, and 2 Marsh Wren.
---On October 26 at Crow Valley CG, John Missing reported Winter Wren, 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet, and 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
---On October 27 at Stewart’s Pond, Cathy Sheeter reported Cinnamon Teal.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

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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