Date: 11/13/18 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 13, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, November 13 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 (Delta, Denver, Kiowa, Larimer, Montrose)
Snow X Cackling Goose (*Boulder, El Paso)
Ross’s Goose (Kiowa, Larimer)
Ross’s X Cackling Goose (*Boulder)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Kiowa, Larimer)
Trumpeter Swan (Jefferson)
Tundra Swan (Larimer) Swan (Arapahoe, *Denver, *Douglas)
Wood Duck (*Ouray)
Blue-winged Teal (Arapahoe, Denver, Eagle, Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (*Boulder, Fremont, *Mesa, Montrose, Park)
Surf Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson, *Ouray)
White-winged Scoter (Kiowa, Jefferson, Larimer, Moffat)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Denver, Fremont, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
Common Goldeneye (Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Park, Rio Blanco, San Miguel, *Summit)
Hooded Merganser (*Eagle)
Pied-billed Grebe (Pitkin)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Virginia Rail (*Arapahoe, Bent, Denver)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Kiowa, Larimer,*Montrose, *Ouray)
American Golden-Plover (Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (*La Plata)
Least Sandpiper (Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper *Boulder, Douglas)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Jackson, *La Plata)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Boulder)
Greater Yellowlegs (Larimer)
Bonaparte’s Gull (*Arapahoe, Fremont, Kiowa, La Plata, *Larimer, Mesa, Rio
Blanco, *Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Kiowa, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
California Gull (Kiowa)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (Kiowa, Larimer, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kiowa, *Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Weld)
Pacific Loon (Kiowa, *Weld)
Common Loon (Arapahoe, El Paso, Larimer)
American Bittern (Ouray)
Black-crowned Night Heron (*Arapahoe)
White-faced Ibis (Jefferson)
Osprey (San Miguel)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle)
Hairy Woodpecker (Kiowa, Prowers)
Peregrine Falcon (El Paso)
Say’s Phoebe (*(Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder)
Vermilion Flycatcher (*Boulder)
White-eyed Vireo (Jefferson)
Plumbeous Vireo (La Plata)
Northern Shrike (*Boulder, El Paso, Larimer, *Mesa)
Pinyon Jay (San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (*El Paso, Ouray, *Pitkin, *San Miguel)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (*El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata, *Mesa, *Pitkin)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Ouray)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Delta)
Bushtit (Baca, *Fremont, Jefferson, Kiowa, *Mesa, San Miguel)
Winter Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Boulder, *Mesa, Weld)
American Dipper (*Eagle, La Plata, *Larimer, Ouray, Pitkin, *San Miguel)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Kiowa, *Larimer)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (*Boulder, Kiowa, *Mesa, Ouray, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Huerfano)
Western Bluebird (Ouray)
Mountain Bluebird (*Fremont, *La Plata, *Mesa, Montrose, Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Varied Thrush (Kiowa)
Gray Catbird (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Kiowa)
Sage Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Fremont, *Jefferson, *La Plata, *Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, Larimer)
McCown’s Longspur (Kit Carson)
Canyon Towhee (*El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo)
Chipping Sparrow (Larimer)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Savannah Sparrow (Kiowa, Park)
Fox Sparrow (*Mesa)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, Kiowa, *Pitkin, San Miguel)
Swamp Sparrow (*Adams, *Boulder, Fremont, Kiowa)
White-throated Sparrow (Bent, *Boulder, Kiowa)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, La Plata)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Kiowa)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe, Boulder, El Paso)
Great-tailed Grackle (Archuleta)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Boulder, *Larimer)
Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel)
Wilson’s Warbler (Montrose)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

---On November 10 at Metzger Farm OS, Tyler Wilson reported 2 Common Raven
---On November 12 at 88th and South Platte River, Bez Bezuidenhout reported
Swamp Sparrow.

---On November 9 at Cherry Creek SP, Ben Sampson reported Blue-winged Teal,
f Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, 20 Bonaparte’s Gull, and Common
Loon. On November 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Michael Lester reported Black
Scoter. On November 11 at Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Preserve, Mary
Keithler and her DFO field trip reported 4 Tundra/Trumpeter Swan,
Blue-winged Teal, Virginia Rail, 6 Bonaparte’s Gull. On November 12 at
Cherry Creek SP, Cynthia Madsen reported 6 Bonaparte’s Gull; Meg Reck
reported Virigina Rail and 17 Bonaparte’s Gull; James McCall reported 10
Bonaparte’s Gull and imm Black-crowned Night Heron; Ken Wat reported
Viriginia RAIL, 5 Bonaparte’s Gull, and 2 Rusty Blackbird.
---On November 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Say’s
---On November 12 at South Platte Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO Field
Trip reported Surf Scoter.

---On November 9 on San Juan River Walk, Ben Bailey reported Say’s Phoebe.

---On November 9 at Boulder Reservoir, Peter Gent reported Red-necked Grebe
and 24 Sandhill Crane (flyover). On November 10 at Boulder Reservoir, Joe
Chen reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 8 at Walden Ponds, Mike Hensley, John Vanderpoel, and Nick
Moore reported Vermilion Flycatcher and Pectoral Sandpiper; Leslie S
reported Pectoral Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs. On November 9 at Walden
Ponds, Norm Lewis reported Pectoral Sandpiper. On November 10 at
Walden/Sawhill, Zhen niu reported Pectoral Sandpiper; Ted Floyd reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, Marsh Wren, 5 Swamp Sparrow, and Common Yellowthroat;
Peter Burke reported Vermilion Flycatcher; and Matthew Webb reported f
Rusty Blackbird. On November 11 at Walden Ponds, Zhen niu reported
Pectoral Sandpiper. On November 12 at Walden Ponds, Edward Raynor reported
Harris’s Sparrow; Lindsay Purify reported Vermilion Flycatcher; Zhen niu
reported imm Northern Shrike, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On November 11 at Walden Ponds, Boulder Creek/Heatherwood Trail, Leslie
S reported Say’s Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On November 12 at Stearns Lake, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported 2 Greater
---On November 12 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger and Susan Wise reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 12 at Boulder Community Garden, Richard Trinker reported
White-throated Sparrow.
---On November 12 in Louisville (town), Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Snow
X Cackling Goose hybrid and Ross’s X Cackling Goose hybrid.

---On November 8 at Confluence Park in Delta, Rick Harner reported Snow
Goose and 3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

---On November 8 at Marston Reservoir, Dale Pate reported Black Scoter. On
November 12 at Marstgon Reservoir, Jason Bidgood and David Suddjian and DFO
field trip reported 2 Tundra Swan.
---On November 9 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Jeff Dawson reported 2
Blue-winged Teal, 70 Snow Geese.

---On November 12 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts, Mark Chavez,
and Myron Gerhard reported Tundra Swan.

----On November 11 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Jennifer Prusse reported
Blue-winged Teal.
---On November 12 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported 2 Hooded Merganser
and American Dipper.

---On November 8 at Chico Basin Ranch, Chris Brobin reported Northern
Shrike, 2 Sage Thrasher, and 19 Lapland Longspur.
---On November 8 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Aaron Driscoll and
Edward Lewandowski reported 2 Snow X Cackling Geese hybrid, 4 Bonaparte’s
Gull, and Rusty Blackbird.
---On November 10 at Sinton Pond OS, Jim Merritt reported Hermit Thrush.
---On November 10 at Squirrel Creek Rd Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Peregrine Falcon.
---On November 12 at Red Rock Canyon OS, Jim Merritt reported Steller’s
Jay, 12 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Canyon Towhee.

---On November 10 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Brad Steger, Lisa Edwards,
Mark Peterson, and Jerry DeBoer reported Black Scoter, 2 Greater Scaup, and
Bonaparte’s Gull. On November 11 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Dale and Joel
Adams reported Black Scoter, Mountain Bluebird, American Pipit, Swamp
Sparrow, and 2 Canyon Towhee. On November 12 at Brush Hollow Reservoir,
Alan Ketcham reported 5 Bushtit and 3 Mountain Bluebird.

---On November 8 at Red Rocks Trading Post, Frank Farrell and Aaron Shipe
reported White-eyed Vireo in Junipers near Swing set and 2 Woodhouse’s
Scrub-Jay. On November 9 at Red Rocks Trading Post, Michael Lester and
many other birders reported White-eyed Vireo, 22 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and
8 Bushtit.
---On November 8 at Bear Creek Lake Park, Alison Field reported Trumpeter
Swan. On November 12 at Bear Creek Lake Park—Bog Soda Lakes N Trail, Myron
Gerhard reported Hermit Thrush and Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 10 at South Platte Reservoir, SW Bay, James McCall, Myron
Gerhard, and Mark Chavez reported Surf Scoter and Black Scoter. On
November 11 at South Platte Reservoir, SW Bay, Michael Lester, Reed Gorner,
Santiago and Seb Tabares reported Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, and 10
American Pipit. On November 12 at South Platte Reservoir, SW Bay, Cynthia
Kristensen reported Black Scoter; Mark Chavez and Kevin DeBoer reported
Surf Scoter and 10 American Pipit.
---On November 11 at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp, Reed Gorner, Santiago and
Seb Tabares reported Clay-colored Sparrow. On November 11 at Chatfield SP
–Deer Creek, Myron Gerhard, Reed Gorner, Santiago and Seb Tabares reported
White-faced Ibis.
---On November 10 at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center and Trails, Dustin Murray
reported 2 Blue-winged Teal.

---On November 10 at Sheridan Lake (town and playa), Tony Leukering
reported Yellow-headed Blackbird.
---On November 10 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Ely
reported 4 Greater White-fronted Geese, White-winged Scoter, 2 Bonaparte’s
Gull, Franklin’s Gull, 3 California Gull, 4 Hairy Woodpecker, Curve-billed
Thrasher, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow.
---On November 10 at Neegronda Reservoir, David Ely, Steve Mlodinow, and
Tony Leukering reported 110 Snow Geese, 30 Ross’s Goose, 3 White-winged
Scoter, 5 Sandhill Crane, 4 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull, 2 California
Gull, 2 Iceland Gull (Thayer’s), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pacific Loon,
and Bushtit.
---On November 10 at Upper Queens/Neeskan Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Ely reported 600 Snow Geese, 15 Ross’s Geese, 2 Sandhill Crane, 2
American Golden-Plover, 7 Bonaparte’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull, 3 California
Gull, Golden-crowned Kinglet, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, 8
Harris’s Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, 4 Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Swamp

---On November 8 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area,Ryan
Votta and Jim Beatty reported Lewis’s Woodpecker, Plumbeous Vireo,
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, American Dipper and Harris’s Sparrow. On November
10 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan Votta reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 8 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported
Bonaparte’s Gull and Woodhouse’s Scrub –Jay. On November 12 at Pastorius
Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported Semipalmated Plover, 2 Long-billed
Dowitcher, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and American Pipit.

---On .November 8 at Prospect Ponds NA, Josh Bruening reported Winter
Wren, On November 9 at Prospect Ponds, NA, James McCall reported Winter
Wren. On November 10 at Prospect Ponds NA, Ginny Bergstrom and Christine
Alexander reported Winter Wren.
---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 9 at Falcon Ridge, Andy Bankert, David Wade, Jahy
Breidt, Nick Komar, and Walter Wehtje reported Harris’s Sparrow,
White-throated Sparrow and f Northern Cardinal.
---On November 9 at Timnath Reservoir, Josh Bruening, David Wade, Jay
Breidt, and Nick Komar reported 20 Snow Geese, 1 dark morph, 4 Ross’s
Geese, Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Tundra Swan, 49 Sandhill Crane
(flyover), and Iceland (thayer’s) Gull. On November 10 at Timnath
Reservoir, Jay Breidt and Nick Komar reported 6 White-winged Scoter. On
November 11 at Timnath Reservoir, Robert Beauchamp reported Greater
---On November 8 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel and
Christine Sparks reported Snow Goose (Blue morph) on East bank of entrance
---On November 8 at Sheldon Lake, City Park, Fort Collins, Dave Leatherman
reported 3 Bonaparte’s Gull.
---On November 8 at 2499 Environmental Dr, Fort Collins, Jay Breidt
reported Harris’s Hawk SE of Environmental/Drake Pond.
---On November 8 at Rigden Reservoir, Guy Turenne reported Common Loon.
---On November 9 at North Shields Pond NA, Kevin McGrath reported Chipping
---On November 10 at Pond E of S CR 21 at Bonnell Drive, Cheri Orwing,
Christine Sparks, Denise Bretting, Diane Kristoff reported 4 Tundra Swan.
---On November 10 at Cattail Pond, Jay Breidt reported 4 Tundra Swan (1 ad,
3 juv).
---On November 10 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Jay Briedt reported 2 Least
Sandpiper, Iceland Gull (thayer’s), and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull. On
November 11 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Least Sandpiper and
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 11 at 3201 E CR 52, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson reported
13 Snow Geese and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On November 11 at Grandview Cemetery, Matthew Webb reported
Black-and-white Warbler. On November 12 at Grandview Cemetery, Nick Komar,
EJ Raynor, David Steingraeber, and Dave Leatherman reported Black-and-white
Warbler; David Wade reported Golden-crowned Kinglet.
---On November 11 at NE Corner of Horsetooth and Zeigler, Jay Breidt
reported HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On November 12 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Josh Bruening reported
43 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Mew Gull, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 12 at Lake Estes, Scott Rashid reported 2 American Dipper,
American Pipit, and Common Yellowthroat.

---On November 12 at Tillman Bishop SWA, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Marsh Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 5
Mountain Bluebird, and Fox Sparrow.
---On November 12 at Colorado River SP—Fruita Section, Drew Kelly reported
Greater Scaup, Northern Shrike, Bushtit, and 4 Mountain Bluebird.

---On November 9 at WFMC Ponds, Jan Leonard reported Tundra Swan.
---On November 9 at Elkhead Creek Reservoir, Forrest Luke and Jan Leonard
reported f-type White-winged Scoter.

---On November 11 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Snow Goose and 47 Mountain Bluebird.
---On November 8 at Marine Road Park, Bill Harris reported Wilson’s Warbler.
---On November 8 in Nucla (town), Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler.
---On November 11 at Otter Pond, Betty Fenton reported 2 Greater Scaup. On
November 12 at Otter Pond, Betty Fenton, Coen Dexter, and Brenda Wright
reported 211 Sandhill Crane (flyover).

---On November 9 at Secret Wetlands, Ridgway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported American Bittern. On November 12 at Secret Wetlands, Coen Dexter
and Brenda Wright reported m Wood Duck.
---On November 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Surf Scoter, 19 Sandhill Crane (flyover), and Ruby-crowned
Kinglet. On November 10 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Jon Horn and Bill
Harris reported Surf Scoter Clark’s Nutcracker, and 8 Western Bluebird. On
November 12 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Surf Scoter.
---On November 9 at Ridgway SP—Dallas Creek Area, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Steller’s Jay, American Dipper, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler.
---On November 12 at Ridgway (town), Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Sandhill Crane.

---On November 10 at Eleven Mile SP, David Tonnessen reported 4 Tundra
Swan, 3 Greater Scaup, and Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On November 8 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Rebecca Weiss
reported 2 Pied-billed Grebe and Steller’s Jay.
---On November 12 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherine Hagen reported
Steller’s Jay, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On November 9 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina tires, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 10 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brad Steger, Lisa Edwards, and Mark Peterson
reported 2 Black Scoter, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and 2 Canyon Towhee.
---On November 12 at Pueblo Reservoir Sailboard Launching Area, Brandon
Percival reported Palm Warbler (Yellow).

---On November 8 at Kenney Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Bonaparte’s Gull
and Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On November 9 in Norwood, George Steele reported Osprey.
---On November 9 Boomerang to River Trails, Eric Hynes reported Lincoln’s
Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
---On November 12 at Telluride River Trail, George Steele reported 2
Steller’s Jay and American Dipper.

---On November 12 at Silverthorne WTP, M Walt reported 6 Barrow’s Goldeneye.

---On November 9 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported 19 Bonaparte’s
Gull and Red-throated Loon. On November 11 at Union Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, 17 Bonaparte’s Gull, and
Marsh Wren. On November 12 at Union Reservoir, Edward Raynor reported 14
Bonaparte’s Gull and Pacific Loon.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website

Southeastern Colorado
Wednesday, November 14
5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Cherry Creek State Park
Wednesday, November 14
8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Robert Righter (Rorighter AT; 303-908-1666)

South Platte River Reservoir and River Trail
Thursday, November 15
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT; 303-655-9135)

Guanella Pass
Friday, November 16
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek At; 303-329-8646)
This trip is FULL.

Bluff Lake Nature Center
Saturday, November 17
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT; 303-520-7496)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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