Date: 11/4/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 4, 2018
Did you remember to reset your clocks?
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 4 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, Phillips, Sedgwick)
Ross’s Goose (*Kiowa, Sedgwick)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Phillips, Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (*Mesa)
Mute Swan (Weld)
Wood Duck (*Eagle, Kiowa)
Blue-winged Teal (*Arapahoe, Park)
Eurasian Wigeon (Montezuma)
Storm Wigeon (*Arapahoe)
Greater Scaup (Mesa, Park)
Surf Scoter (Jefferson, Park, Sedgwick)
White-winged Scoter (Weld)
Black Scoter (*Denver, Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Jefferson, *Kiowa, La Plata, Mesa,
Park, San Miguel)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Jefferson, San Miguel)
Pied-billed Grebe (Pitkin)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (*Boulder)
White-winged Dove (*Montezuma)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Virginia Rail (*Arapahoe,
Boulder, Kiowa)
Sora (*Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Chaffee, *Delta, *Kiowa)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
American Golden Plover (Kiowa)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Least Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Douglas)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Arapahoe, Boulder, Kiowa, Park)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Arapahoe)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, La Plata, Park)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Kiowa)
Black-legged Kittiwake (El Paso, *Park, Pueblo)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Arapahoe, *Boulder, *Kiowa, Park, *Summit, Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Larimer, Montrose, Ouray, *Park,
Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
California Gull (*Kiowa)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Bent, *Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Red-throated Loon (Ouray)
Pacific Loon (Denver)
Common Loon (*Boulder, Denver, Kiowa, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Park, Pueblo,
San Miguel, Sedgwick, Weld)
American White Pelican (Ouray)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Boulder, Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Osprey (Yuma)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Montezuma)
Swainson’s Hawk (*Delta)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Larimer, Sedgwick)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle, Montrose)
Hairy Woodpecker (Prowers)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Montrose)
Say’s Phoebe (El Paso, Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (Kiowa, Mesa)
Northern Shrike (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)
White-eyed Vireo (Larimer)
Plumbeous Vireo (El Paso)
Pinyon Jay (*Montezuma, San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (El Paso, Ouray, Pitkin)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, La Plata, Montrose, Ouray)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Ouray)
Common Raven (Adams)
Juniper Titmouse (La Plata, Montrose)
Bushtit (Mesa, Park, San Miguel)
Winter Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (El Paso, Kiowa, Logan, Mesa, Montrose)
Bewick’s Wren (Ouray)
American Dipper (Pitkin)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Montrose, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Boulder, Huerfano, Kiowa, Yuma)
Mountain Bluebird (Mesa, Montrose, Park)
Gray Catbird (Boulder, El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Kiowa, Park, San Miguel)
Red Crossbill (*El Paso)
Lapland Longspur (Kiowa)
Green-tailed Towhee (Jefferson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (*El Paso, Montezuma)
Savannah Sparrow (*Kiowa, Larimer, Park)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (El Paso)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, El Paso, *Kiowa, Yuma)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, *El Paso, San Miguel, Sedgwick,
Harris’s Sparrow (Sedgwick, Yuma)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, Kiowa)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Mesa)
Northern Parula (El Paso)
Palm Warbler (*Chaffee)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (*Summit)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Arapahoe)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)

---On October 30 at Barr Lake SP Neidrach Nature Trail and Visitor Center,
Gwen Moore reported Lesser Yellowlegs and Franklin’s Gull. On November 1
at Barr Lake SP, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported Long-billed
Dowitcher, 2 Franklin’s Gull, and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR—First Creek, Mark Obmascik,
John Breitsch, and Patrick O’Driscoll reported Common Raven and
White-throated Sparrow.

---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 31 at Cherry Creek SP,
Edward Donnan reported Baird’s Sandpiper, 7 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Lesser
Yellowlegs, 4 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Franklin’s Gull, and 2 Rusty Blackbird.
On November 3 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson reported Virginia Rail
and Sora.
---On November 2 at Bufflehead Lake, Ted Uhlemann reported Blue-winged Teal.
---On November 2 at Hollow Park, Cherry Hills Village, Gregg Goodrich and
Anna Troth reported Black-throated Green Warbler.
---On November 3 at South Platte Park—C470 area, Ben Sampson reported
Blue-winged Teal, Storm Widgeon (color morph of American), Common
Goldeneye, and Northern Shrike.

---On November 2 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported Glaucous
Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

---On October 31 at Walden Ponds, Peter Gent reported Pectoral Sandpiper, 2
Long-billed Dowitcher and imm Black-crowned Night Heron.
---On October 31 at Sombrero Marsh and Pond, Ted Floyd reported Virginia
Rail, Eastern Bluebird, and 2 Swamp Sparrow.
---On October 31 at Boulder Community Garden, Richard Trinkner reported
White-throated Sparrow.
---On November 3 at Boulder Reservoir by dam, Luke Pheneger reported
Red-necked Grebe, 6 Bonaparte’s Gull, and Common Loon.

---On October 31 at COCHETOPA HOME, Sally Waterhouse reported 310 Sandhill
Crane (flyover).
---On November 3 at Brown Dog Coffee, 713 US 24 in Buena Vista, Mele Avery
reported 2 Palm Warblers. They were feeding in grassy median next to the
coffee shop.

---On November 3 at 13012 G Road, Rebecca Weiss reported 625 Sandhill
Cranes and Swainson’s Hawk.

---On October 31 at Marston Reservoir, Tyler, Wilson and Alicia Arnold
reported Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loon. On November 2 and 3 at Marston
Reservoir, Gwen Moore reported Black Scoter.

---On November 3 in Eagle (39.6424, -106.8318), Gerald Fedrizzi reported 3
Wood Duck.

---On October 30 at Memorial 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 31 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake,
John Drummond reported 2 Common Goldeneye.
---On October 31 at Bear Creek Nature Center, Chris Brobin reported
Northern Parula in NE corner and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 1 at Fountain Creek, Manitou Springs, Gary Koehn reported
Plumbeous Vireo.
---On November 1 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported Gray Catbird,
Curve-billed Thrasher, White-throated Sparrow (tan morph), and Lincoln’s
Sparrow. On November 3 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jan Allbright and Richard
Bunn reported Northern Shrike, Red Crossbill (flyover), and Chipping
---On November 1 at Red Rock Canyon OS, Jim Merritt and Rebecca Laroche
reported 7 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Fox Sparrow (Red), and 2 Canyon Wren. On
November 2 at Red Rock Canyon OS, Jim Merritt, Dale and Joel Adams reported
Steller’s Jay, 8 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Fox Sparrow (red), Canyon Towhee,
and White-throated Sparrow.
---On November 2 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Say’s Phoebe and 2 Marsh Wren.

---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
Goldeneye. On October 31 at Coors Ponds, Kevin DeBoer, Lindsay Purifoy and
Timo Mitzen reported 6 Common Goldeneye (1m, 5f) and m Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On November 2 at Coors Ponds, Steven Snyder reported 12 Common Goldeneye
and m Barrow’s Goldeneye.
---On October 31 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt – Prospect Park and Lake, Bill
Schreitz reported Turkey Vulture.
---On October 31 at Ralston Creek – Maple Valley Park, James McCall
reported Green-tailed Towhee.

---On October 31 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported Snow Goose
(flyover), 3 Sandhill Crane (flyover), 24 Long-billed Dowitcher, 12 Greater
Yellowlegs, Dunlin, 12 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull, Iceland Gull
(thayer’s), 2 Common Loon, juv Black-crowned Night Heron. On October 31 at
Neenoshe Reservoir, SE corner (often disjunct), Tony Leukering reported 35
Sandhill Crane (flyover), 2 Black-bellied Plover, 2 American Golden-Plover,
3 Long-billed Dowitcher, and 10 Greater Yellowlegs. On November 3 at
Neenoshe Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported f Common Goldeneye, 5
Bonaparte’s Gull, Savannah Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On October 31 at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa), Tony Leukering
reported 6 Wood Duck (4 m, 2 f).
---On October 31 at Eads Water Treatment Plant (no to include Cemetery),
Tony Leukering reported Virginia Rail, Loggerhead Shrike, 3 Marsh Wren, and
5 Eastern Bluebird.
---On November 2 at Hwy 90 and CR 75, Tony Leukering reported 24 American
Pipit, 85 Lapland Longspur, and 2 Smith’s Longspur.
---On November 3 at Neegronda Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported 36 Snow
Geese and 3 Ross’s Geese.
---On November 3 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported
4 Sandhill Crane (flyover)

---On October 30 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Common
Goldeneye, Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Juniper

---On October 31 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Andy Bankert and Carolyn Olson
reported Franklin’s Gull (flyover), Mew Gull, Iceland Gull (thayer’s), and
5 Lesser Black-backed Gull. OnGull. November 2 at Horseshoe Reservoir,
Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported Mew Gull, 2 Iceland (thayer’s) Gull,
and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On November 3 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nic
Korte reported Mew Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On October 30 at 352 Poudre Canyon Road, Bellvue, Diane Thomas reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker in deciduous trees W of bridge, and Savannah Sparrow.
---On October 31 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Joe Mammoser
reported Winter Wren in SE corner.
---On November 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar, Nick Komar Jr, Kevin Keirn,
David Wade, and Andy Bankert reported Common Loon and White-eyed Vireo in
Russian Olives along wash just N or Northmost Parking area.
---On November 3 at Prospect Ponds NA, Lori Zabel reported Yellow-billed
Cuckoo in bushes next to north pond east of bike path at SE corner of
parking lot on Sharp Point Drive.

---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 31 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Ryan Claar, David
Price, Ronda Woodward, Sue Shepard, Mike Henwood, Kathleen McGinley, Carol
Ortenzio, and Nic Korte reporter 2 f Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, and
Bushtit; Denise and Mark Vollmer reported Black Scoter and Common
Goldeneye; several other birders got to see Black Scoter. On November 1 at
Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, Diane Trappett and Douglas Diekman,
reported Black Scoter, Common Loon, Loggerhead Shrike, and Marsh Wren. On
November 2 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Connee Moffat, Carol
Ortenzio, and Mike Henwood reported Black Scoter, Common Loon, Say’s
Phoebe, 2 Marsh Wren, 5 Mountain Bluebird and Greater Scaup; Betty Fenton
and Bill Harris reported Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, and Common Loon.
---On October 31 at I ½ Road, Fruita, David Price reported Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On November 3 in DeBeque Canyon, Maureen Briggs reported Trumpeter Swan
seen from Amtrak Train.

---On November 1 at Denny Lake Park, Jim Beatty reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
and Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 1 at Industrial Park Pond, Jim Beatty reported m Eurasian
---On November 3 at McElmo Canyon, Heather Campbell reported White-winged
Dove and 15 Pinyon Jay.

---On October 31 at Otter Pond, Betty Fenton reported Franklin’s Gull and
Marsh Wren.
---On November 1 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 5 Mountain Bluebird.
---On November 3 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Snow Goose.

---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 November 2 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Red-throated Loon, American White Pelican, Steller’s
Jay, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 2 Clark’s Nutcracker, and Bewick’s Wren.
---On November 2 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Red-naped Sapsucker.

---On October 31 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, David Tonnessen, Joel
Adams, and Jim Merritt reported Greater Scaup, 16 Common Goldeneye, 4
Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte’s Gull, 4 Franklin’s
Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 3 Common Loon. On November 3 at
Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Joey Kellner and DFO field trip reported ad
Black-legged Kittiwake and 2 Franklin’s Gull.
---On October 31 at Eleven Mile SP, David Tonnessen, Jim Merritt, and Joel
Adams reported Blue-winged Teal, Greater Scaup, 3 Surf Scoter, 16 Common
Goldeneye, Common Loon, Bushtit, Mountain Bluebird, American Pipit.

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

---On November 2 at Aspen Center for Enviromental Studies, Rebecca Weiss
reported 4 Pied-billed Grebe, Steller’s Jay and American Dipper.

---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 November 1 in Norwood, George Steele reported 40 Pinyon Jay, 3
Bushtit, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and White-throated Sparrow.

---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 November 3 at Silverthorne Water Treatment Plant, Joey Kellner and
DFO field trip reported 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s).
---On November 3 at Dillon Reservoir—Frisco Marina area, Joey Kellner and
DFO Field Trip reported Bonaparte’s Gull and Yellow-rumped Warbler

---On October 30 at F Street Gravel Ponds, Tyler Wilson and Alicia Arnold
reported 2 Mute Swans.
---On October 31 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported White-winged
Scoter, 47 Bonaparte’s Gull, and 3 Common Loon.

---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.

The next meeting of Denver Field Ornithologists will be on Monday, November
5 at 7:00 pm at the Ricketson Auditorium of Denver Museum of Nature and
Science. Bill Eden will present a program on Birding in Senegal and the
Gambia. Park on the north side of the museum and enter through the
security door between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to the

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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