Date: 11/16/18 2:39 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 16, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, 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 (*Jefferson, Kiowa, Larimer)
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, Delta, Denver, Douglas)
Wood Duck (Larimer, Mesa, Ouray)
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)
Red-necked Grebe (*Boulder, *Park)
Virginia Rail (Arapahoe, Bent, Denver)
Sandhill Crane (Kiowa, Montrose, Ouray)
American Golden-Plover (Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (La Plata)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa, Otero)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Jackson, La Plata, Otero, *Pueblo)
Wilson’s Snipe (Fremont, Pitkin)
Greater Yellowlegs (Otero)
Bonaparte’s Gull (*Arapahoe, Kiowa, Larimer, Mesa, Weld)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Park)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Park)
Herring X Glaucous Gull (Park)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Arapahoe)
Osprey (*Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (Larimer)
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider’s) (Larimer)
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan’s) (Otero)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Pueblo)
Hairy Woodpecker (Kiowa)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Northern Shrike (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa)
Loggerhead Shrike (Kiowa)
Steller’s Jay (El Paso, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (El Paso, Mesa, Pitkin)
Barn Swallow (Adams)
Bushtit (Baca, Fremont, Mesa, Park)
Winter Wren (*Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Kiowa, Mesa)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Denver)
American Dipper (*Eagle, Larimer, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Larimer)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (*Boulder)
Mountain Bluebird (Delta, Fremont, La Plata, Mesa, *Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (*Denver, Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Kiowa, La Plata, Larimer)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Park)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (*Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Park)
Canyon Towhee (El Paso)
Chipping Sparrow (*Pitkin)
Savannah Sparrow (Adams, Park)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek, Mesa, Pitkin)
Swamp Sparrow (Adams, *Eagle)
White-throated Sparrow (Boulder)
Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Jefferson, Rio Grande)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Boulder)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Pine Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (*Boulder, *Eagle, Montrose)
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 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 15 at Cherry Creek SP, Lindsay Purifoy, Steve Rash,
Tim Mitzen reported 8 Bonaparte’s Gull, Mew 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 13 at South Platte Reservoir, Mary
Keithler, Cynthia Madsen, and David Hill reported Surf Scoter, Black
Scoter, and Palm Warbler. On November 15 at South Platte Reservoir, Gregg
Goodrich and DFO Field Trip reported Black Scoter.

---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 15
at Walden Ponds, Leslie S reported Vermilion Flycatcher.
---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 15 near Oakwood Dr and Staghorn, Mark Miller, Dave Leatherman,
Scott Seavers Mark Minner-Lee, Todd Deininger and Cole Sage reported
Blackburnian Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Yellow-rumped 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 15 at CU South, S of Tennis Courts Nathan Pieplow and
several other birders reported Golden-crowned Sparrow and Eastern Bluebird.
---On November 15 at Boulder Reservoir, David Dowell reported Red-necked

---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 15 at Bluff Lake NC, John Cobb reported Hermit Thrush.

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

---On November 12 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported 2 Hooded Merganser
and American Dipper.
---On November 15 at Lake Creek Village Wetland, JoAnn Riggle reported
American Dipper, Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon)

---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 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 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 14 at Robert A. Easton Park on S side of Hine Lake, Lindsay
Purifoy and Tim Mitzen reported Palm Warbler.
---On November 15 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Cynthia Madsen
and Janet Shin reported 5 Snow Geese (flyover) and Say’s Phoebe.

---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 14 at Timnath Reservoir, Andy Bankert and Josh Bruening
reported 7 Snow Geese, Ross’s Goose, 3 Greater White-fronted Geese, and
---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 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 15 at North Poudre #3 Reservoir, N of Wellington, Joe
Mammoser reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK.
---On November 15 at Spring Canyon Community Park, Andy Bankert reported
Lesser Goldfinch.
---On November 15 at 4600 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, Josh Bruening
reported Osprey (flyover) while we was waiting for the traffic light to
---On November 15 at Prospect Ponds NA, Josh Bruening reported Winter Wren
and f 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 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
15 at Eleven Mile SP, Jerry DeBoer reported Red-necked Grebe, Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finch, and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

---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
15 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 Launch Area, Brandon
Percival reported Palm Warbler (yellow).
---On November 15 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival and Clif Smith
reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Tennis Court and Pine Warbler SE
of traffic circle.
---On November 15 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina Alan Ketcham and
Brandon Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull, Long-billed Dowitcher
(flying around), and Mountain Bluebird.

---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 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
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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