Date: 11/18/18 2:44 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert 18 November 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 18, 2018
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 18 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, *La Plata, *Larimer, Logan)
Snow X Cackling Goose hybrid (*Weld)
Ross’s Goose (Larimer, Logan)
Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, Larimer, Logan)
Brant (Larimer)
Cackling Goose (*Weld)
Tundra Swan (Adams, *Delta, *Mesa)
Wood Duck (Larimer)
Blue-winged Teal (Boulder)
Eurasian Wigeon (Montezuma)
Greater Scaup (Montrose)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
White-winged Scoter (Jefferson, Park)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Park)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer, Logan)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Larimer, Montezuma, *Montrose, Park, San Miguel)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder, Park)
Virginia Rail (*Archuleta, Denver)
Sora (*Archuleta)
Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Kiowa)
American Golden-Plover (Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (La Plata)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa, Otero)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Jackson, Otero, Pueblo)
Wilson’s Snipe (Fremont, Pitkin)
Greater Yellowlegs (Otero)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Arapahoe, Kiowa, Larimer, *Weld)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Larimer)
Iceland Gull (Park, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Park, Pueblo)
Herring X Glaucous Gull (Park)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Great Egret (*La Plata)
Osprey (Larimer)
Cooper’s Hawk (Montezuma)
Northern Goshawk (Larimer)
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider’s) (Larimer)
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan’s) (Otero)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Hairy Woodpecker (Kiowa)
Eastern Phoebe (La Plata)
Say’s Phoebe (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
Northern Shrike (Larimer)
Loggerhead Shrike (Kiowa)
Barn Swallow (Adams)
Bushtit (Arapahoe, Baca, *Boulder, Park, *Pueblo)
Winter Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Archuleta, *Eagle, Kiowa, Montezuma)
Bewick’s Wren (Mesa)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Denver)
American Dipper (*Archuleta, Boulder, *Eagle, Pitkin)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Boulder)
Mountain Bluebird (Delta, Mesa, Montezuma, Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (Denver, Mesa)
Brown Thrasher (Arapahoe)
Sage Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (*Eagle, Kiowa, La Plata)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Park)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Larimer, Montezuma)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, Park)
Chipping Sparrow (Pitkin)
Savannah Sparrow (Adams, Park)
Fox Sparrow (*Larimer)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Adams, Clear Creek)
Swamp Sparrow (Eagle)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Larimer, Rio Grande)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Boulder)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, *Larimer, Logan)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Eagle)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Pine Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Arapahoe, *Archuleta, *Boulder, Eagle, Montezuma,
Montrose, *Pueblo)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

---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 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 16 at Cherry Creek SP, Joel and Dale Adams reported
15 Bonaparte’s Gull, Brown Thrasher, and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---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 16 at South Platte Reservoir, Rosanne
Jurgens reported Black Scoter. On November 17 at South Platte Reservoir,
Joey Kellner and Dean Shoup reported Black Scoter.
---On November 16 at South Platte Park – Carson Nature Center, Bill
Schreitz reported Say’s Phoebe, 12 Bushtit, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

---On November 17 at San Juan Riverwalk in Pagosa Springs, Charles Martinez
reported Virginia Rail, Sora, Marsh Wren, American Dipper, and 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

---On November 15 at Walden Ponds, Leslie S reported Vermilion Flycatcher.
On November 16 at Walden Ponds, Zhen niu and Peter Gent reported Vermilion
Flycatcher and American Dipper.
---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
16 at the stakeout near Staghorn and Oakwood, and on east side of Airport
Road, Karl Stecher and several other birders reported Blackburnian
Warbler. The warbler moves around a lot. If you cannont find it at the
stakeout, look at the pines on east side of Airport Road. On November 17
at stakeout near Staghorn and Oakwood, and east side of Airport road, Bez
Bezuidenhout, Bryan Guarenta, Luke Phenger, Steve Mlodinow, Rob Cassasdy,
and Pablo Quezada reported 10 Bushtit, Blackburnian 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 16 at CU South, Dale Adams and many other birders
reported Golden-crowned Sparrow on path past green gate in where there are
Willows on both sides of the trail. On November 17 at CU South, Bez
Bezuidenhout, Rob Cassady, Christian Nunes, Laura Steadman and Melissa
Mezger reported Golden-crowned Sparrow past the green gate where trail
passes some water on left and goes up a gentle hill with trees on either
---On November 15 at Boulder Reservoir, David Dowell reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 16 at Boulder Reservoir, Alexander Brown reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 16 at Erie Reservoir, Skye Lewis reported 4 Blue-winged Teal.
---On November 17 at McCall Lake, Christian Nunes, Pablo Quezada, and Sue
Riffe reported ad Mew Gull.

---On November 13 at G50 Rd, Bill Harris reported 2 Tundra Swan and 9
Mountain Bluebird. On November 16 at G50 Rd, Betty Fenton reported 2
Tundra Swans and 35 Sandhill Crane. On November 17 at G50 Rd, Rick Harner
reported 2 Tundra Swan and 255 Sandhill Crane.

---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 15 at Lake Creek Village Wetland, JoAnn Riggle reported
American Dipper, Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon). On November 15 at Lake Creek Village
Wetland, Jennifer Prusse reported American Dipper and Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Audubon); Eric Culbertson reported SEDGE WREN. On November 17 at Lake
Creek Village Wetland, Eric Culbertson, Jennifer and William Prusse, and
JoAnn Riggle reported SEDGE WREN, Marsh Wren, American Dipper, American
Pipit, 3 Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Great-tailed Grackle.

---On November 13 on Hanover Road, Jan Allbright and Richard Bunn reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On November 17 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan Ketcham reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.

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

---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park—Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Chuck Aid
and Michael Kiessig reported 2 Black Scoter. On November 16 at Bear Creek
Lake Park, Frank Farrell reported Black Scoter.
---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 17 at South Platte Reservoir SW Bay, Raymond Sperger
reported Black Scoter and Crystal Wilson reported Surf Scoter.
---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 Novmeber 16 at Pastorius Reservoir, Susan Allerton reported
Semipalmated Plover, Eastern Phoebe, and American Pipit.
---On November 17 at Zink’s Pond, Jim Beatty reported 4 Snow Geese and
Great Egret.

---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, Jay
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 14 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert reported Long-tailed Duck,
40 Bonaparte’s Gull, and Mew Gull.
---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 16 at Prospect Ponds NA, Dave
Leatherman reported Fox Sparrow. On November 17 at Prospect Ponds NA, Fawn
Simonds and Robert Beauchamp reported Snow Goose, Fox Sparrows, Harris’s
Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird.
---On November 16 at Grandview Cemetery, John Shenot reported
Black-and-white Warbler.

---On November 16 at Jumbo Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2000 Snow Geese, 6
Ross’s Geese, Greater White-fronted Goose, and Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 16 at (40.556, -102.811), Glenn Walbek and Mark Peterson
reported 10 Lapland Longspur and f Rusty Blackbird.

---On November 15 at Highline Lake SP, Kathleen McGinley, Mike Henwood, and
Eileen Cunningham reported 5 Tundra Swan. On November 17 at Highline Lake
SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 5 Tundra Swan.
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Ron Lambeth and David Price
reported Bewick’s Wren, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Mountain
Bluebird, 3 White-throated Sparrow, and 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler.

---On November 16 at Denny Lake Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 4 Lesser Goldfinch, and Marsh Wren.
---On November 16 at Industrial Park Pond, Brenda Wright, Coen Dexter, and
Erik Hendrickson reported Eurasian Wigeon and Mountain Bluebird.
---On November 16 at Totten Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported m Barrow’s Goldeneye, Cooper’s Hawk, 5 Mountain Bluebird, and
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

---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 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 17 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 16 at Aspen
Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine Hagen reported Wilson’s Snipe.

---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 17 at Pueblo City Park, Van Truan and
Brandon Percival reported 25 Bushtit, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, and 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers.
---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 16 at Pueblo Reservoir
South Marina, John Drummond reported Iceland Gull (Thayers), Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull.

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

---On November 17 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Cackling
(Taverner’s) Goose, Snow X Cackling hybrid, and 41 Bonaparte’s Gull.

DFO Field Trips
For more details go to the DFO website
Pueblo and Canon City Areas
Monday, November 19
5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Northeasten Colorado
Tuesday, November 20
5:30 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Park County Explorations
Friday, November 23
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76
Saturday, November 24
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT; 303-329-8646)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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