Date: 10/31/18 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 October 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: October 31, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, October 31 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 (Adams, Arapahoe, Kiowa, *Phillips, *Sedgwick, Weld)
Ross’s Goose (Kiowa, *Sedgwick)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Huerfano, *Phillips, *Sedgwick)
Mute Swan (*Weld)
Blue-winged Teal (Eagle, El Pasa)
Cinnamon Teal (Weld)
Eurasian Wigeon (Kiowa, Montezuma)
Greater Scaup (Huerfano, Kiowa, Mesa)
Surf Scoter (Larimer, *Sedgwick)
Common Goldeneye (Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Lake, *La Plata, *San Miguel)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Jefferson, *San Miguel)
Red-breasted Merganser (Arapahoe Kiowa)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Virginia Rail (Adams, Boulder)
Sora (Boulder, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Adams, Baca, Boulder, Kiowa)
American Avocet (Park)
Black-bellied Plover (Adams)
American Golden Plover (Adams)
Semipalmated Plover (Arapahoe)
Stilt Sandpiper (Adams)
Dunlin (Adams)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Custer, *Weld)
Least Sandpiper (*Arapahoe)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Douglas)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Arapahoe)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Arapahoe, El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Adams, *Arapahoe, Boulder, Custer, La Plata,
Montezuma, Park)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams, *Arapahoe, Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Adams, Boulder, Custer, Huerfano, *La Plata, Weld)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Kiowa)
Red Phalarope (Kiowa)
Black-legged Kittiwake (*El Paso, *Pueblo)
Bonaparte’s Gull (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Kiowa)
Franklin’s Gull (*Adams, *Arapahoe, Kiowa, Larimer, *Ouray, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Kiowa, *Logan, Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Larimer)
Herring X Glaucous-winged Gull (Kiowa)
Pacific Loon (Denver, Kiowa, Summit)
Common Loon (Arapahoe, Boulder, Custer, Denver, Kiowa, *Logan, Mesa,
Montezuma, *Pueblo, *San Miguel, *Sedgwick)
American Bittern (Boulder)
Osprey (El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Las Animas, *Yuma)
Northern Goshawk (Montrose)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Larimer, *Sedgwick)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle, Summit)
Hairy Woodpecker (Prowers)
Peregrine Falcon (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Montrose)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Say’s Phoebe (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Loggerhead Shrike (El Paso)
Northern Shrike (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Kiowa)
Canada Jay (Jefferson)
Pinyon Jay (Custer)
Steller’s Jay (Jefferson, Las Animas, Pitkin, Summit, Teller)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, *Ouray, Pitkin)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Eagle, Jefferson, *Ouray)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Huerfano, Kiowa)
Juniper Titmouse (*La Plata)
Bushtit (Jefferson, Larimer, Montezuma, Montrose, Weld)
Canyon Wren (Pitkin)
Marsh Wren (Adams, Boulder, *Logan, Mesa, Montezuma, Weld)
Bewick’s Wren (Montezuma, Montrose)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Montrose)
American Dipper (Custer)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Kiowa, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Summit)
Eastern Bluebird (Baca, Huerfano, Kiowa, *Yuma)
Mountain Bluebird (Arapahoe, Fremont, Kiowa, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose)
Gray Catbird (Adams, Boulder, El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Northern Mockingbird (Kiowa)
American Pipit (Adams, Boulder, Custer, Kiowa, La Plata, *San Miguel,
Lesser Goldfinch (Montezuma)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (Kiowa)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (*Larimer, Park)
Vesper Sparrow (Kiowa)
Lark Sparrow (Adams, Denver)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Baca, Boulder, Clear Creek, Kiowa, Montezuma,
Swamp Sparrow (*Arapahoe, Custer, Montezuma)
White-throated Sparrow (Kiowa, Montezuma, *Sedgwick, *Yuma)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, Kiowa, *Sedgwick, *Yuma)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Baltimore Oriole (Eagle)
Rusty Blackbird (Kiowa, Teller)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Mesa)
Yellow Warbler (Kiowa)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Custer)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (*Sedgwick)

---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 28 at Barr Lake SP, Felice Lyons reported Gray
Catbird and Harris’s Sparrow. On October 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck
Hundertmark, Paul Slingsby, Adam Veseley, and Frank Farrell reported 4 Snow
Geese (2 white, 2 blue), Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover,
Dunlin, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher, 3 Stilt Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs,
Franklin’s Gull, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 10 American Pipit. On October
29 at Barr Lake Neidrach Nature Trail and Visitor Center, Chuck Hundertmark
reported Gray Catbird and Harris’s Sparrow. On October 30 at Barr Lake SP
Neidrach Nature Trail and Visitor Center, Gwen Moore reported Lesser
Yellowlegs and Franklin’s Gull.
---On October 28 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR – First Creek, John Breitsch
reported Lark Sparrow.
---On October 28 at Metzger Farm OS, Matt Hofeditz reported Gray Catbird.
---On October 28 at Pond north of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz
reported Virginia Rail, Says’s Phoebe, Marsh Wren and Harris’s Sparrow.
---On October 28 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Heather and Riley Morris
reported 40 Sandhill Crane (flyover), 6 Long-billed Dowitcher, and Lesser

---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 28 at Cherry Creek SP, Bez Bezuidenhout
reported Sage Thraser. On October 28 at Cherry Creek SP Paririe View Loop
Birding Platform, DuWayne Worthington reported Semipalmated Plover, 3
Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Long-billled Dowitcher, and 9 Bonaparte’s Gull.
On October 29 at Cherrry Creek SP, Diane Roberts reported 6 Long-billed
Dowitcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, 14 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull, and
Common Loon. On October 30 at Cherry Creek SP, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill,
and Raymond Sperger reported Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, 6
Long-billed Dowitcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, 13 Bonaparte’s Gull, 3 Franklin’s
Gull, Iceland Gull, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On October 28 at High Line Canal Trail – E Belleview Ave to E Quincy Ave
(Blackmer Lake), Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp Sparrow and Western Tanager.
---On October 29 at Aurora Reservoir, Ken Wat, Meg Reck, and Diane Roberts
reported 7 Snow Geese, 4 Common Goldeneye, Franklin’s Gull, 3 Common Loon,
Say’s Phoebe, 3 Mountain Bluebird, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.

---On October 29 at Hwy 116 and CR 55, Tony Leukering reported 5 Sandhill
Crane (flyover), Chihuahuan Raven, Eastern Bluebird, 2 Mountain Bluebird,
and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---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 28 at Peschel OS east of Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett and
Jamie Simo reported 3 Sandhill Crane and 2 Northern Shrike.
---On October 28 at Terry Reservoir east side off US 287, Bill Kaempfer and
John Vanderpoel reported 10 Bonaparte’s Gull.
---On October 28 at Boulder Reservoir Complex, Luke Pheneger, Okamoto Kieta
Sin, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, Tracy Pheneger, Peter Burke, and David Waltman
reported Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte’s Gull, Common Loon, and American
---On October 28 at Walden Ponds, Ted Floyd reported Virginia Rail,
Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, American Bittern, Marsh Wren,
and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---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 28 at DeWeese Reservoir,
Joel and Dale Adams reported 3 Baird’s Sandpiper, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher,
2 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Pinyon Jay, American Dipper, and 10 American Pipit.

---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 28 at Marston Reservoir, Joe Roller, Joe Chen, and Phil Lyon
reported Pacific Loon, and Common Loon. On October 29 at Marston Reservoir
East End, Gregg Goodrich reported Pacific Loon and Common Loon.
---On October 28 at First Creek at DEN OS, John Breitsch reported Lark

---On October 28 at Lake Creek Village Wetland, Jennifer Prusse reported 4
Blue-winged Teal, Clark’s Nutcracker, and American Dipper.
---On October 28 in Edwards, JoAnn Riggle reported male Baltimore Oriole at
a private residence. If you want to try to see the oriole, call or text
Penny at 970-331-2559.

---On October 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt reported Loggerhead
Shrike and Curve-billed Thrasher. On October 28 at Chico Basin Ranch,
Tanja Britton reported Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Gray Catbird, Curve-billed
Thrasher, and 2 Canyon Towhee.
---On October 29 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan Ketcham reported 8
Blue-winged Teal and Osprey.
---On October 30 at Mermorial Park and Prospect Lake, Colorado Springs, Jim
Merritt reported ad Black-legged Kittiwake on the water. When it flew it
flew west then south.

---On October 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Joel and Dale Adams reported 2
Osprey and 2 Mountain Bluebird.

---On October 28 at Lake Marisa, David Tonnessen reported Greater
Yelllowlegs, 3 Chichuahuan Raven, and Eastern Bluebird.
---On October 28 at Orlando Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Greater
White-fronted Goose, and 2 m Greater Scaup.

---On October 27 at Waterpointe-Bellio OS, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie
Goldthwaite reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On October 28 at Staunton SP, Steve Roels reported Canada Jay, 4
Steller’s Jay, and 5 Clark’s Nutcracker.
---On October 28 at Chatfield SP, Steve Hebert reported Osprey and 9
---On October 30 at Bear Creek Lake Park – Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Phil
Lyon reported 4 Common Goldeneye (1m, 3f).
---On October 30 at Coors Ponds, Myron Gerhard, Kevin DeBoer, Timo Mitzen,
and Lindsay Purifory reported 5 Common Goldeneye (1m 4f) and 1m Barrow’s

---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 Raven. October 28 at Neegronda Reservoir, Tony Leukering
reported Snow Geese and Ross’s Goose.
---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 28 at
Neenoshe Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported 12 Snow Geese, Ross’s Goose, 3
Red-breasted Mergansder, 52 Sandhill Crane, and 11 Mountain Bluebird.

---On October 28 at Mount Elbert Forebay, David Dowell and Michael Lester
reported 12 Common Goldeneye.

---On October 28 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported
Long-billed Dowitcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, and American Pipit. On October 30
at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Common Goldeneye, Greater
Yellowlegs, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Juniper Titmouse.
---On October 28 at 1328 CR 142 Durango, Alicia Croliss reported 3 Acorn

---On October 28 at Dry Creek Reservoir, SE of Carter Lake, Bill Kaempfer
and John Vanderpoel reported Surf Scoter and Say’s Phoebe.
---On October 28 at Loveland Recreational Trail – Wilson Ave to Namaqua
Road, Christine Sparks reported 15 Bushtit and Yellow-headed Blackbird
---On October 28 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Andy Bankert and Carolyn Olson
reported Mew Gull and 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On October 28 at Gateway Park Pond, Fawn Simonds reported Lesser
---On October 3- at 352 Poudre Canyon Road, Bellvue, Diane Thomas reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker in deciduous trees W of bridge, and Savannah Sparrow

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

---On October 30 3 miles NW of Crook, Bill Kaempfer and John Vanderpoel
reported Marsh Wren.
---On October 30 at Jumbo Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported ad Iceland Gull (Thayers) and 2 Common Loon.

---On October 28 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Ronda Woodward, Deb
Stegall and Nic Korte reported 2 Greater Scaup, Common Loon, and 2 Marsh

---On October 28 at Industrial Park Pond, Cortez, Brenda Wright and Coen
Dexter reported Eurasian Wigeon, Marsh Wren, and Sage Thrasher.
---On October 28 at Denny Lake Park, Coen Dexter, Brenda Wright, and Erick
Hendrickson reported Sora, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sage Thrasher,
White-throated Sparrow, 2 Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, and Lesser
Goldfinch. On October 29 at Denny Lake Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Sora, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 8 Bushtit, 4 Marsh Wren, 2 Bewick’s
Wren, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 18 Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, 3 ad
White-throated Sparrow (1 white stripe, 2 tan stripe), Lesser Goldfinch,
and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On October 29 at Totten Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Common Loon, and 2 Mountain Bluebird.

---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 30 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 9 Franklin’s Gull, 3 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Clark’s Nutcracker.

---On October 28 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, David Dowell reported
American Avocet, 7 Long-billed Dowitcher and Iceland (thayer’s) Gull.

---On October 30 at Haxtun Water Treatment Plant, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported 20 Snow Geese and Greater White-fronted Goose.

---On October 29 at Lower River Rd, 408 Gerbaz Way, Snowmass, Catherine
Hagen reported Steller’s Jay, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Canyon Wren.

---On October 30 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported ad
Black-legged Kittiwake in the afternoon, off West Fishing Road, and 12
Common Loons on the reservoir.

---On October 30 at Miramonte Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 2 Common Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, 3 Common Loon, and 5
American Pipit.

---On October 30 at Julesburg Cemetery, Bill Kaemfper and John Vanderpoel
reported White-throated Sparrow.
---On October 30 at Lions Park, Julesburg, Bill Kaemfper and John
Vanderpoel reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On October 30 at Ovid, Bill Kaemfper and John Vanderpoel reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Northern Cardinal.
---On October 30 at Jumbo Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip,
Bill Kaempfer, and John Vanderpoel reported 500 Snow Geese, 5 Ross’s Geese,
4 Greater White-fronted Geese, 2 Surf Scoter (f-type), and 2 Common Loon.

---On October 28 at Dillon Reservoir, Giberson Bay, M Walt reported
Red-naped Sapsucker and Steller’s Jay. On October 28 at Dillon Reservoir,
David Dowell and Michael Lester reported Pacific Loon at (39.61439,
---On October 28 at Silverthorne Water Treatment Plant, David Dowell and
Michael Lester reported Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

---On October 27 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds, Jan Allbright, and Richard
Bunn reported Steller’s Jay and f Rusty Blackbird. On October 2o8 at
Manitou Lake, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reportred American Pipit.

---On October 27 at Stewart’s Pond, Cathy Sheeter reported Cinnamon Teal.
---On October 28 on 14th Ave in Greeley, Shawn Mason reported 22 Bushtit.
---On October 28 at Cozzens Lake, Eaton, Gary Lefko reported Marsh Wren,
---On October 28 at CR 74 and CR 61 pond, Galeton, Gary Lefko reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs and Baird’s Sandpiper.
---On October 28 at 35th Ave. Gravel Pond, Greeley, Gary Lefko reported
Snow Goose.
---On October 28 at F Street Gravel Ponds, Gary Lefko reported 2 Mute
Swans. On October 30 at F Street Gravel Ponds, Tyler Wilson and Alicia
Arnold reported 2 Mute Swans.

---On October 30 at Wray Fish Hatchery, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported Osprey, 7 Eastern Bluebird, Harris’s Sparrow, 3 White-throated
Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

Mountain Lakes and Scoter Trip
Saturday, November 3
5:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT; 303-978-1748)

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Sunday, November 4
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patrodrisk AT; 303-885-6955(cell))

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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