Date: 11/8/18 3:00 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 8, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 8 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 (*El Paso, Logan)
Greater White-fronted X Cackling Goose (*El Paso)
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, Montrose, Park)
Pied-billed Grebe (Pitkin)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (*Boulder, *Park)
White-winged Dove (Montezuma)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Jefferson)
Virginia Rail (Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Garfield, Kiowa)
Sora (Adams, Arapahoe, Mesa)
Sandhill Crane (Adams, Crowley, Delta, Garfield, Kiowa)
American Avocet (Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, Douglas, Logan)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Adams)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Jackson, Kiowa)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Park)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Boulder, Crowley, *Denver, *El Paso, Larimer, Mesa,
Summit)
Franklin’s Gull (Logan, Park, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Larimer, Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Bent, Larimer, Park)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Forster’s Tern (Mesa)
Red-throated Loon (Ouray)
Pacific Loon (Bent, Boulder, *Denver)
Common Loon (Bent, Boulder, Crowley, *Denver, *El Paso, Larimer, Logan,
Mesa)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Logan)
American White Pelican (Ouray)
Osprey (*Bouldr)
Swainson’s Hawk (Delta)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle, Montrose)
Hairy Woodpecker (Prowers)
Say’s Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (Bent, *El Paso)
Northern Shrike (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa)
White-eyed Vireo (Larimer)
Pinyon Jay (Montezuma, San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (Archuleta, El Paso, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, Mesa, Ouray)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Jefferson, Montrose, Ouray)
Chihuahuan Raven (Bent)
Common Raven (*Adams)
Barn Swallow (Adams)
Bushtit (Baca, El Paso, Mesa, San Miguel)
Rock Wren (Baca)
House Wren (Baca)
Winter Wren (Baca, *Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Adams, Baca, Bent, El Paso)
Bewick’s Wren (Bent, Mesa, Ouray)
American Dipper (Archuleta, Montrose, Pitkin)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Bent, La Plata, Mesa, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Baca, Bent, Huerfano)
Mountain Bluebird (Baca, Bent, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Baca, Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Bent)
American Pipit (Boulder, Kiowa, Larimer, Montrose)
Evening Grosbeak (Baca, Bent, Mesa)
Red Crossbill (El Paso)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, *El Paso, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
SMITH’S LONGSPUR (Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (Kit Carson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (El Paso)
Savannah Sparrow (Kiowa, Park)
Fox Sparrow (El Paso)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, Kiowa)
Swamp Sparrow (Bent, *El Paso)
White-throated Sparrow (Adams, Bent, 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, *El Paso, Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---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 7 at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR Legacy Trail, James Shelton reported 5 Common Raven.
---On November 4 at South Platte River – 88th Ave Area, David Haskell
reported Barn Swallow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---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 7 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 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 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Eva
Matthews Lark reported Red-necked Grebe. On November 7 at Boulder
Reservoir, John Vanderpoel reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 7 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Chuck Aid and Evergreen
Audubon reported Osprey and Pectoral Sandpiper.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---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 November 2 and 3 at Marston Reservoir, Gwen Moore reported Black
Scoter. On November 7 at Marston Reservoir, Scott Somershoe reported 2
f-type Black Scoter, 2 Bonaparte’s Gull, Pacific Loon, 5 Common Loon.
---On November 4 at Denver City Park, Riley and Heather Morris reported
Palm Warbler.
---On November 6 at Berkley Park, Julia Auckland reported Palm Warbler in
small tree near pumphouse.

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 November 3 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jan Allbright and Richard Bunn
reported Northern Shrike, Red Crossbill (flyover), and Chipping Sparrow.
On November 6 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim Merritt reported 17 Lapland
Longspur and Chestnut-collared Longspur. On November 7 at Chico Basin
Ranch, John Drummond reported Loggerhead Shrike, 26 Lapland Longspur, Swamp
Sparrow, and Western Tanager.
---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., and Common Loon.
---On November 7 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs,
David Tonnessen reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese, and apparent hybrid
Cacking X Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Bonaparte’s Gull
---On November 7 at Meridian Reservoir (view from road), David Tonnessen
reported 8 Greater White-fronted Geese and Bonaparte’s Gull.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 6 at Harvey Gap SP and Grass Valley Reservoir, JoAnn RIggle
reported 140 Sandhill Crane (flyover) and 25 Mountain Bluebirds.
---On November 6 at Ponds near Rifle Garfield Airport (view from road),
JoAnn RIggle reported Virginia Rail.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---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.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---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.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---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)

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On November 5 on CR F, Flager, Glenn Walbek reported 750 Lapland
Longspur and 2 McCown’s Longspur.

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. On November 5 at Animas
River – Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan Votta and Susan Allerton
reported Harris’s Sparrow. On November 7 at Animas River—Huck Finn Ponds
and Hatchery Area, Ryan Votta reported Harris’s Sparrow.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---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 7 at Prospect Ponds
NA, Dave Leatherman reported Winter Wren seen at Lynn Hall rustic blind
with orange netting.
---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
cowisp.net.
---On November 6 at Timnath Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snow Geese,
American Avocet, 2 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 American Pipit.
---On Novmeber 7 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Dave Leatherman
reported Winter Wren in SW corner of Loop Trail in tangles along old river
channel, SW of bench E of “Human Homes” sign.

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

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 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 7 at Colorado River SP, Glenn Pearson
reported Greater Scaup and Black Scoter.
---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 6 at Highline Lake SP,
Douglas Diekman reported 2 Forster’s Tern.
---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.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 2 – November 4, at WFMC Pond S of Craig, Forrest Craig
reported 4 ad Tundra Swans. On November 6 at WFMC Pond S of Craig, Forrest
Craig reported 4 Tundra Swans.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 4 at Denny Lake Park, Ed Rumberger reported 2 Chipping
Sparrow.
---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 November 7 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Snow Goose.
---On November 6 at Black Canyon—Crystal Dam, Betty Fenton reported 3
Barrow’s Goldeneye, 2 Steller’s Jay, 7 Clark’s Nutcracker, American Dipper,
and American Pipit.

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 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 November 7 at Eleven Mile SP, Jerry DeBoer reported Red-necked Grebe.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On November 2 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Rebecca Weiss
reported 4 Pied-billed Grebe, Steller’s Jay and American Dipper. On
November 6 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Rebecca Weiss
reported 3 Pied-billed Grebe, Steller’s Jay, and 3 American Dipper.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 5 in Norwood, George Steele reported White-throated Sparrow.

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).

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

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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