Date: 11/14/18 3:25 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 14, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 14 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)
Snow X Cackling Goose (Boulder)
Ross’s Goose (Kiowa)
Ross’s X Cackling Goose (Boulder)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Kiowa)
Tundra Swan (Larimer) Swan (*Adams, Arapahoe,*Delta, Denver, *Douglas)
Wood Duck (*Mesa, Ouray)
Blue-winged Teal (Arapahoe, Eagle, Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Boulder, Fremont, Mesa, Montrose, Park)
Surf Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Ouray)
White-winged Scoter (Kiowa, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, Fremont, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Common Goldeneye (Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Larimer, Park, San Miguel, Summit)
Hooded Merganser (Eagle)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder)
Virginia Rail (Arapahoe, Bent, Denver)
Sandhill Crane (Kiowa, 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)
Wilson’s Snipe (*Fremont, *Pitkin)
Greater Yellowlegs (Larimer)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Arapahoe, Fremont, Kiowa, Larimer, Mesa, Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Kiowa, Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, 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 (El Paso)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Arapahoe)
White-faced Ibis (Jefferson)
Northern Goshawk (*Larimer)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle)
Hairy Woodpecker (Kiowa, Prowers)
Peregrine Falcon (El Paso)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
Northern Shrike (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa)
Pinyon Jay (San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (*El Paso, *Pitkin, San Miguel)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, Mesa, Pitkin)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Ouray)
Barn Swallow (*Adams)
Bushtit (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa, Mesa, San Miguel)
Winter Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Boulder, Mesa, Weld)
American Dipper (Eagle, Larimer, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Kiowa, Larimer)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Boulder, Kiowa, Mesa, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Huerfano)
Western Bluebird (Ouray)
Mountain Bluebird (*Delta, 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 (Larimer)
McCown’s Longspur (Kit Carson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Savannah Sparrow (*Adams, Kiowa, Park)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Adams, Clear Creek, Kiowa, *Mesa, Pitkin)
Swamp Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, Fremont, Kiowa)
White-throated Sparrow (Bent, Boulder, Kiowa)
Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Jefferson, Kiowa, La Plata, *Rio Grande)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Boulder)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Kiowa)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Archuleta)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Boulder, Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Boulder)
Palm Warbler (*Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
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 13 at 88th and South Platte River, Tyler Wilson
and Alicia Arnold reported Barn Swallow and Savannah Sparrow.
---On November 13 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR—First Creek, Tyler Wilson
and Alicia Arnold reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 13 at Barr Lake SP, Candice Johnson reported Tundra Swan.

---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 13
at Cherry Creek SP, Bob Righter and Tom Wilberding reported pair of Rusty
Blackbirds and Mew Gull.
---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 13 at South Platte Reservoir, Mary
Keithler, Cynthia Madsen, and David Hill reported Surf Scoter, Black
Scoter, and Palm Warbler.

---On November 10 at Boulder Reservoir, Joe Chen reported Red-necked Grebe.
---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
---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 13 in SW Longmont in conifer tree east of Airport Rd along
Dry Creek Greenway (Kristen Schall Greenspace), Scott Severs reported 1st
winter Blackburnian Warbler.
---On November 13 at University of Colorado, Boulder South Campus, Matt
Hofeditz reported Golden-crowned Sparrow S of Parking lot for Tennis

---On November 13 at G50 Rd, Bill Harris reported 2 Tundra Swan and 9
Mountain Bluebird.

---On November 12 at Marstgon Reservoir, Jason Bidgood and David Suddjian
and DFO field trip reported 2 Tundra Swan.

---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 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 13 on Hanover Road, Jan Allbright and Richard Bunn reported
Sage Thrasher.

---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 13 on Canon City Riverwalk—Sells Lake to S Raynolds Ave, Jon
Wakley reported Wilson’s Snipe.

---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 13 at South Platte
Reservoir SW Bay, Cynthia Madsen, Mary Burger, Dale Pate, Doug Kibbe,
Mackenzie Goldthwaite, Frank Farrell, Tim Mitzen, and Lindsay Purifoy
reported Surf Scoter, Black Scoter and Palm Warbler.
---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 10 at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area, Ryan
Votta reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 12 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported
Semipalmated Plover, 2 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and
American Pipit.

---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 10 at Timnath Reservoir, Jay Breidt and Nick Komar reported
6 White-winged Scoter. On November 11 at Timnath Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---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 13 at Douglas Reservoir, Dave Leatherman reported imm m
Barrow’s Goldeneye and Northern Goshawk.

---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.WA, Mike
Henwood reported 6 Wood Duck and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

---On November 11 at Nucla Water Treatment Plant, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported Snow Goose and 47 Mountain Bluebird.
---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 12 at Secret Wetlands, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported m Wood Duck.
---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 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 12 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherine Hagen reported
Steller’s Jay, 2 Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 13 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine
Hagen reported Wilson’s Snipe and 3 Steller’s Jay.

---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 13 at Monte Vista NWR at 8S observation turnout, John
Rawinski reported imm Harris’s Sparrow.

---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 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

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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