Date: 11/5/18 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 5, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 5 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 (*Bent, Kiowa, *Logan, Montrose)
Ross’s Goose (Kiowa)
Greater White-fronted Goose (*Logan)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa)
Wood Duck (Eagle, Kiowa)
Blue-winged Teal (*Arapahoe, *Baca, *La Plata, Park)
Eurasian Wigeon (*Montezuma)
Storm Wigeon (Arapahoe)
Greater Scaup (*Mesa, Park)
Surf Scoter (*Boulder, Jefferson, Park)
White-winged Scoter (Weld)
Black Scoter (Denver, *Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (Arapahoe, *Crowley, El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Mesa,
*Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Jefferson, *Park)
Pied-billed Grebe (Pitkin)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (*Boulder)
White-winged Dove (Montezuma)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (*Bent)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (*Jefferson)
Virginia Rail (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Bent, Boulder, Kiowa)
Sora (*Adams, Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (*Adams, Chaffee, *Crowley, Delta, Kiowa)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
American Golden Plover (Kiowa)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Arapahoe)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Douglas, *Logan)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Adams)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (*Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Kiowa, Park)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Arapahoe)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Park)
Wilson’s Phalarope (Kiowa)
Black-legged Kittiwake (*Park)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder, *Crowley, Kiowa, *Mesa, Park, Summit,
Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Larimer, *Logan, Montrose, *Park,
Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
California Gull (Kiowa)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Kiowa, Larimer, *Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Bent, Larimer, *Park)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Red-throated Loon (Ouray)
Pacific Loon (*Bent, *Boulder, Denver)
Common Loon (*Bent, *Boulder, *Crowley, Denver, Kiowa, Larimer, *Logan,
*Mesa, Park, Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Logan)
American White Pelican (Ouray)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Boulder, Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Osprey (Yuma)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Montezuma)
Swainson’s Hawk (Delta)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle, Montrose)
Hairy Woodpecker (Prowers)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Montrose)
Say’s Phoebe (Boulder, *Douglas, El Paso, Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (*Bent, Kiowa, Mesa)
Northern Shrike (Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Larimer, *Mesa)
White-eyed Vireo (Larimer)
Plumbeous Vireo (El Paso)
Pinyon Jay (Montezuma, San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (*Archuleta, El Paso, Ouray, Pitkin)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, *Mesa, Montrose, Ouray)
Clark’s Nutcracker (*Jefferson, Ouray)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Bent)
Common Raven (Adams)
Juniper Titmouse (Montrose)
Bushtit (*Baca, *Mesa, Park, San Miguel)
Rock Wren (*Baca)
House Wren (*Baca)
Winter Wren (*Baca, Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Adams, *Baca, *Bent, El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Montrose)
Bewick’s Wren (*Bent, Ouray)
American Dipper (*Archuleta, Pitkin)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (*Bent, *La Plata, *Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (*Baca, *Bent, Boulder, Huerfano, Kiowa, Yuma)
Mountain Bluebird (*Baca, *Bent, *(Mesa, Montrose, Park)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa)
Gray Catbird (*Baca, Boulder, El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Bent, El Paso)
American Pipit (*Boulder, Kiowa, Park)
Evening Grosbeak (*Baca, *Bent, *Mesa)
Red Crossbill (El Paso)
Lapland Longspur (*Bent, Kiowa, *Park)
SMITH’S LONGSPUR (Kiowa)
Green-tailed Towhee (Jefferson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso, *Montezuma)
Savannah Sparrow (Kiowa, Park)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (El Paso)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, El Paso, Kiowa, Yuma)
Swamp Sparrow (*Bent, Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, *Bent, Boulder, El Paso, San Miguel, Yuma)
Harris’s Sparrow (*La Plata, Yuma)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Mesa)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, Kiowa, *Larimer)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Archuleta)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Virginia’s Warbler (*Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Mesa)
Northern Parula (El Paso)
Palm Warbler (Chaffee, *Denver)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Summit)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Arapahoe)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---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 November 4 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR—First
Creek, Patrick O’Driscoll and DFO field trip reported Virginia Rail, Sora,
and 2 Marsh Wren.
---On November 4 at Clear Creek Valley Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and Long-billed Dowitcher.
---On November 4 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Wildlife Drive, Michelle
Fulcher reported 50+ Sandhill Cranes.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---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 4
at Cherry Creek SP, Frankie Toan reported 5 Blue-winged Teal

---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.

ARCULETA COUNTY:
---On November 4 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs, Ben Bailey
reported 5 Steller’s Jay, American Dipper, and 5 Great-tailed Grackle.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 4 at Two Buttes SWA below the dam, Tony Leukering reported
Rock Wren, House Wren, 2 Winter Wren (1 at pond below dam, 1 at outcrop by
road), 2 Marsh Wren, 4 Mountain Bluebird, Gray Catbird, and 2 Evening
Grosbeak.WTP, Tony Leukering reported 4 Bushtit, Marsh Wren, Eastern
Bluebird, and Blue-winged Teal.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 2 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported Glaucous
Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 4 at Fort Lyon Wildlife Easement, David Tonnessen reported
Virginia Rail, Chihuahuan Raven, 15 Marsh Wren, 3 Bewick’s Wren, 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Mountain Bluebird, Evening Grosbeak (flyover), 2
White-throated Sparrow, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On November 4 at Lake Hasty (lake and campground), David Tonnessen
reported Greater Roadrunner, Bewick’s Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Mountain Bluebird, 2 Curve-billed Thrasher, Lapland Longspur, and 2
White-throated Sparrow.
---On Novembedr 4 at John Martin Reservoir—Dam area, David Tonnessen
reported 700 Snow Geese, Greater Roadrunner, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Eastern Bluebird, and 3
Lapland Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---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 November 4 at
Boulder Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong and several other
birders reported 1st year male Surf Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, Pacific Loon,
2 Common Loon, and American Pipit.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---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.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 5 at Lake Henry, David Tonnessen reported 7 Common
Goldeneye, 6 Sandhill Crane, 12 Bonaparte’s Gull, and Common Loon.

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

DENVER COUNTY:
---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 4 at Denver City Park, Riley and Heather Morris reported
Palm Warbler.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 4 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan reported Say’s Phoebe.

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

EL PASO COUNTY:
---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
Sparrow.
---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.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---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 November 4 at Staunton SP, Ken Wat reported Broad-tailed Hummingbird
on Davis Pond Trail, Northern Shrike, and Clark’s Nutcracker.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---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)

LA PLATA COUNTY
---On November 4 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan
Votta and Jason St. Pierre reported Lewis’s Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Harris’s Sparrow, and 2 Blue-winged Teal.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---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 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 November 4 at Prospect Ponds, NA,
John Shenot reported f Rusty Blackbird.
---On November 4 at Morey Wildlife Reserve, Cheri Orwig reported Virginia’s
Warbler while doing trail cleanup.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On November 4 at Jumbo Reservoir, 2 Anonymous eBirders reported 1000
Snow Geese, 3 Greater White-fronted Geese, 3 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2
Franklin’s Gull, 2 Common Loon and YELLOW-BILLED LOON.

MESA COUNTY:
---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 reporGter 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
November 4 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Denise and Mark Vollmar,
and Carol Ortenzio reported Greater Scaup, f Black Scoter, Common Loon and
Northern Shrike.
---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 4 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird with the sheep.
---On November 4 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Douglas Diekman reported
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 12 Bushtit, 2 Marsh Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
36 Mountain Blubirds, 2 Hermit Thrush, and 2 Evening Grosbeak.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 1 at Denny Lake Park, Jim Beatty reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
and Chipping Sparrow. On November 4 at Denny Lake Park, Ed Rumberger
reported 2 Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 1 at Industrial Park Pond, Jim Beatty reported m Eurasian
Wigeon. On November 4 at Industrial Park Pond, Ed Rumberger reported M
Eurasian Wigeon.
---On November 3 at McElmo Canyon, Heather Campbell reported White-winged
Dove and 15 Pinyon Jay.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---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.

OURAY COUNTY:
---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.

PARK COUNTY:
---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 November 4 at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir, Glenn Walbek and Mark Peterson reported 8 Common
Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Black-legged Kittiwake, Franklin’s Gull,
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s), Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---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.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On November 2 at Aspen Center for Enviromental Studies, Rebecca Weiss
reported 4 Pied-billed Grebe, Steller’s Jay and American Dipper.
SUMMIT COUNTY:
---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
(Audubon’s).

WELD COUNTY:
---On October 31 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported White-winged
Scoter, 47 Bonaparte’s Gull, and 3 Common Loon.

YUMA COUNTY:
---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
public.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

Broomfield County
Monday, November 5
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dale Pate and David Suddjian (daleplate AT gmail.com; 575-4584)

Elbert County
Tuesday, November 6
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, November 11
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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