Date: 11/15/18 2:41 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert 15 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 15, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 15 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, Larimer, Montrose)
Snow X Cackling Goose (Boulder)
Ross’s Goose (*Larimer)
Ross’s X Cackling Goose (Boulder)
Greater White-fronted Goose (*Larimer)
Brant (*Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Arapahoe,Delta, Denver, Douglas)
Wood Duck (*Larimer, Mesa, Ouray)
Blue-winged Teal (Arapahoe, Eagle, Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Boulder, Mesa, *Montrose)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Ouray)
White-winged Scoter (Jefferson, *Park)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, *Jefferson, *Park)
Long-tailed Duck (*Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Larimer, *Park, San Miguel, Summit)
Hooded Merganser (Eagle)
Horned Grebe (Denver, Montrose)
Red-necked Grebe (*Park)
Virginia Rail (Arapahoe, Bent, Denver)
Sandhill Crane (Kiowa, Montrose, Ouray)
American Golden-Plover (*Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (La Plata)
Least Sandpiper (*Kiowa, *Otero)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Douglas)
Short-billed Dowitcher (El Paso)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Jackson, La Plata, *Otero)
Wilson’s Snipe (Fremont, Pitkin)
Greater Yellowlegs (Larimer, *Otero)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Arapahoe, *Kiowa, *Larimer, Mesa, Weld)
Franklin’s Gull (Rio Grande)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Iceland Gull (*Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larimer, *Park)
Herring X Glaucous Gull (*Park)
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-tailed Hawk (Krider’s) (*Larimer)
Red-tailed Hawk (*Harlan’s) (Otero)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Eagle)
Hairy Woodpecker (*Kiowa, Prowers)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
Northern Shrike (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (*Kiowa)
Pinyon Jay (San Miguel)
Steller’s Jay (El Paso, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, Mesa, Pitkin)
Barn Swallow (Adams)
Bushtit (Baca, Fremont, Mesa, *Park, San Miguel)
Marsh Wren (*Kiowa, Mesa, Weld)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Denver)
American Dipper (Eagle, Larimer, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Larimer)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Boulder, Mesa, San Miguel)
Eastern Bluebird (Huerfano)
Mountain Bluebird (Delta, Fremont, La Plata, Mesa, Montrose)
Hermit Thrush (Jefferson)
Gray Catbird (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Fremont, Jefferson, *Kiowa, La Plata, Larimer)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Park)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Park)
Lapland Longspur (Larimer, *Park)
McCown’s Longspur (Kit Carson)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (*Pitkin)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Savannah Sparrow (Adams, Park)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, Mesa, Pitkin)
Swamp Sparrow (Adams, Boulder, Fremont)
White-throated Sparrow (Bent, Boulder)
Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Jefferson, Rio Grande)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Boulder)
Brown-headed Cowbird (*Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Great-tailed Grackle (Archuleta)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Ouray)
Common Yellowthroat (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (*Montrose)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

---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 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 14 at Cherry Creek SP, Cole Sage and Myron Gerhard reported
first winter Mew Gull and 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 13 at South Platte Reservoir, Mary
Keithler, Cynthia Madsen, and David Hill reported Surf Scoter, Black
Scoter, and Palm Warbler.

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 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 14 in pines at Oakwood Drive
Circle SW of Staghorn Dr, David Dowell reported Blackburnian Warbler.
---On November 13 at CU South, Matt Hofeditz reported Golden-crowned
Sparrow S of Parking Lot for Tennis Complex. On November 14 at CU South on
road past tennis courts near base of hill next to a small tree on East side
of road, Laura Steadman, Melissa Mezger, James McCall, Boulder Bird Club,
Alicia Arnold, Tyler Wilson, John Malenich reported Golden-crowned Sparrow.

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

---On November 12 at Marston Reservoir, Jason Bidgood and David Suddjian
and DFO field trip reported 2 Tundra Swan.
---On November 14 at Sand Creek Greenway, George Ho reported Blue-gray

---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 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—Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Myron
Gerhard reported Hermit Thrush and Harris’s Sparrow. On November 14 at
Bear Creek Lake Park—Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Chuck Aid and Michael Kiessig
reported 2 Black Scoter.
---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 14 at Robert A. Easton Park on S side of Hine Lake, Lindsay
Purifoy and Tim Mitzen reported Palm Warbler.

---On November 14 at Neenoshe Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO Field trip
reported 1500 Snow Geese, American Golden-Plover (flyover), 4 Least
Sandpiper, 44 Bonaparte’s Gull, Pacific Loon, Hairy Woodpecker, Loggerhead
Shrike, Marsh Wren, and 27 American Pipit.

---On November 12 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported
Semipalmated Plover, 2 Long-billed Dowitcher, 2 Mountain Bluebird, and
American Pipit.

---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 11 at Timnath Reservoir, Robert Beauchamp reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On November 14 at Timnath Reservoir, Andy Bankert and Josh
Bruening reported 7 Snow Geese, Ross’s Goose, 3 Greater White-fronted
Geese, and Brant.
---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
14 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert reported Long-tailed Duck, 40 Bonaparte’s
Gull, and Mew 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 14 at Prospect Ponds NA, Walter Wehtje reported 3 Wood Duck,
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider’s), and Rusty Blackbird.

---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 13 at Otter Pond,
Betty Fenton reported 2 Greater Scaup.
---On November 14 at Cerise Regional Park, Bill Harris reported
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

---On November 14 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 19 Least Sandpiper, 7 Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Greater Yellowlegs,
and Red-tailed Hawk (Harlans’).
---On November 14 at Hwy 266 w of Hwy 109, David Suddjian and DFO Field
Trip reported 3 Brown-headed Cowbird (2m, 1f).

---On November 12 at Secret Wetlands, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported m Wood Duck.
---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 14 at Eleven Mile SP, David Tonnessen, Mark Peterson, and
Lisa Edwards reported 8 White-winged Scoter (7 at Lazy Boy, 1 at Sucker
Cove), 5 Black Scoter (3e at Howbert, 2 at Lazy Boy), 9 Barrow’s Goldeneye
(6m, 3f), 2 Red-necked Grebe (1 at Howbert, 1 at Lazy Boy with Western
Grebe), Iceland Gull (Thayer’s), Herring X Glaucous hybrid, 14 Bushtit at
Sucker’s Cove, 2 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn’s), 10 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finch, 80 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Lapland Longspur.

---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
14 at Midland Park in Aspen, Catherine Hagen reported Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 13 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine
Hagen reported Wilson’s Snipe and 3 Steller’s Jay.

---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 websit

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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