Date: 11/6/18 3:01 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, November 6 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 6, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, November 6 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)
Tundra Swan (*Jackson, *Moffat)
Wood Duck (Eagle, *Mesa)
Blue-winged Teal (Arapahoe, Baca, La Plata)
Eurasian Wigeon (Montezuma)
Storm Wigeon (Arapahoe)
Greater Scaup (Mesa)
Surf Scoter (Boulder, Jefferson, *Las Animas)
Black Scoter (Denver, Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (Arapahoe, Crowley,*Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Jackson, 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, Kiowa)
Sora (Adams, Arapahoe, *Mesa)
Sandhill Crane (Adams, Crowley, Delta, Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Douglas, Logan)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Adams)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Adams, *Jackson, Kiowa)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Park)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Boulder, Crowley, Mesa, Summit)
Franklin’s Gull (Adams, Logan, Park, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Larimer, Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Bent, Larimer, Park)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Red-throated Loon (Ouray)
Pacific Loon (Bent, Boulder)
Common Loon (Bent, *Boulder, Crowley, Larimer, Logan, Mesa)
American White Pelican (Ouray)
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, 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, *El Paso, Mesa, San Miguel)
Rock Wren (Baca)
House Wren (Baca)
Winter Wren (Baca)
Marsh Wren (Adams, Baca, Bent, El Paso, Mesa)
Bewick’s Wren (Bent, *Mesa, Ouray)
American Dipper (Archuleta, Pitkin)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Bent, La Plata, Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Baca, Bent, Huerfano)
Mountain Bluebird (Baca, Bent, Mesa, Montrose)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Baca, Boulder, El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Bent, El Paso)
American Pipit (Boulder, Kiowa)
Evening Grosbeak (Baca, Bent, Mesa)
Red Crossbill (El Paso)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, *Kit Carson, Park)
McCown’s Longspur (*Kit Carson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso, Montezuma)
Savannah Sparrow (Kiowa, Park)
Fox Sparrow (El Paso)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, Kiowa)
Swamp Sparrow (Bent)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, Bent, *El Paso, *San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (*La Plata)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Mesa)
Rusty Blackbird (Kiowa, Larimer)
Great-tailed Grackle (Archuleta)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Virginia’s Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (*Mesa)
Palm Warbler (Chaffee, Denver)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Summit)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Arapahoe)
Western Tanager (Boulder, Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (*Larimer)

---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.

---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.

---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.

---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.

---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.

---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. On November 5 at Boulder Reservoir,
David Suddjian, Dale Pate, Diane Roberts, and David Dowell reported
Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon.

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

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

---On November 2 and 3 at Marston Reservoir, Gwen Moore reported Black
---On November 4 at Denver City Park, Riley and Heather Morris reported
Palm Warbler.

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

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

---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 5 at Red Rock Canyon OS, Monday
Birders reported Steller’s Jay, 8 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, 4 Bushtit, and
White-throated Sparrow.
---On November 2 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Say’s Phoebe and 2 Marsh Wren.

---On November 5 at Cowdrey Pond, Doug Kibbe reported Long-billed Dowitcher.
---On November 5 at Walden Reservoir, Doug Kibbe reported Tundra
(whistling) Swan, Common Goldeneye, and 2 Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On November 2 at Coors Ponds, Steven Snyder reported 12 Common Goldeneye
and m Barrow’s Goldeneye.
---On November 4 at Staunton SP, Ken Wat reported Broad-tailed Hummingbird
on Davis Pond Trail, Northern Shrike, and Clark’s Nutcracker.

---On November 3 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Tony Leukering reported f Common
Goldeneye, 5 Bonaparte’s Gull, Savannah Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---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 November 5 on CR F, Flager, Glenn Walbek reported 750 Lapland
Longspur and 2 McCown’s Longspur.

---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. On November 5 at Animas
River – Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan Votta and Susan Allerton
reported Harris’s Sparrow.

---On 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 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.
---On November 5 SW of Wellington, Steve Martin reported that a f Northern
Cardinal has been visiting his feeders for over a month. If anyone is
interested in trying to see the Cardinal, contact Steve at falconridge AT

---On November 5 at Trinidad Reservoir (SP & SWA), Steve Mlodinow reported
Surf Scoter.

---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.

---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 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.
---On November 5 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported 2 Wood Duck,
Sora, Say’s Phoebe, 2 Bewick’s Wren, Hermit Thrush, and Common Yellowthroat.

---On November 2 – November 4, at WFMC Pond S of Craig, Forrest Craig
reported 4 ad Tundra Swans.

---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.

---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 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 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

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

---On November 5 in Norwood, George Steele reported White-throated Sparrow.

---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

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website
Elbert County
Tuesday, November 6
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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