Date: 11/24/18 5:40 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 24 at 6:38 AM
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 24, sponsored
by Denver Field Ornithologists.

Rare, out of place and out of season species include: (* indicates new
information on this species)

Trumpeter Swan (*Jefferson)

Tundra Swan (Delta, Mesa)

Eurasian Wigeon (Montezuma)

Mexican Duck (Kiowa, Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Ouray)

White-winged Scoter (Chaffee, Park)

Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson, Park)

Greater Roadrunner (*La Plata)

Red-throated Loon (*Douglas)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Fremont, *Larimer, Pueblo)

Black Phoebe (Jefferson)

Vermilion Flycatcher (*Boulder)


Golden-crowned Sparrow (Boulder)

Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

Black-and-White Warbler (Larimer)

Prothonotary Warbler (Jefferson)


Blackburnian Warbler (Boulder)

Palm Warbler (Broomfield, *Jefferson, Larimer)


---On November 13 at South Platte Reservoir, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen,
& David Hill reported Surf & Black Scoters. The Black Scoter was seen Nov

---On November 20 the Tuesday Birders saw a Rusty Blackbird at the east
edge of the Swim Beach at Cherry Creek SP; it continued through Nov 22.


---On November 15 at Walden Ponds, Leslie S reported a Vermilion
Flycatcher, seen daily through November 23.

---On November 13 in SW Longmont, near Airport Rd & Dry Creek Greenway,
Scott Severs reported a 1st winter Blackburnian Warbler. It continued
through Nov 18 in pines near there, then again on November 22.

---On November 13 at CU South, Matt Hofeditz reported a Golden-crowned
Sparrow south of the parking lot for Tennis Complex. It continued through
Nov 18.


---On November 19 Thomas Sather found a Palm Warbler at Parkland St. Ponds,
which can be found by going south from Hwy 36 on Hwy 121 one block, then
left on Uptown Ave & wind around to reach the ponds on the left.


---On November 18 Sally Waterhouse reported a White-winged Scoter at Sands
Lake SWA; it was seen again on November 19 & 20.


---On November 13 at G50 Rd Bill Harris reported 2 Tundra Swans, which
continued through Nov 18.


---On November 23 Joey Kellner reported an immature Red-throated Loon at
Chatfield SP, seen from the Lake View parking lot, which is between
Campground Loops B & C.


---On November 15 at Lake Creek Village Wetland, Eric Culbertson reported a
SEDGE WREN, which has continued through November 23. There have been only
two previous West Slope records on eBird!


---On November 19 Jerry DeBoer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Rouse


---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park—Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Chuck Aid
& Michael Kiessig reported 2 Black Scoters, seen again on Nov 20.

---On November 13 at South Platte Reservoir SW Bay, Cynthia Madsen and
others reported Surf & Black Scoter in the bay and Palm Warbler at the edge
of the parking lot. The Palm Warbler was seen again near there on Nov 21 &
23. The Surf Scoter was seen on Nov 19; the Black on Nov 20 through 23.

---On November 18 Santiago Tabares reported a Palm Warbler at the South
Platte Res SW Bay hotspot, “ bushes on western side of fence western
side of the reservoir on west side of road along hill where the Tropical
Kingbird was seen last month.”

---On November 18 Mark Chavez, Rob Raker & Frank Farrell found a Palm
Warbler at Denver West Office Park.

---On November 20 Burke Angstman reported a Palm Warbler at the boat launch
area at Bear Creek Lake Park; still there on Nov 21.

---On November 21 Daniel Horton reported a Prothonotary Warbler and Black
Phoebe at the “Clear Creek Trail--Golden to I-70” eBird hotspot. Both were
seen again on Nov 23.

---On November 23 Franks Ferrell reported an adult Trumpeter Swan at the
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.


On November 18 Steve Mlodinow reported a Mexican Duck (*Anas diazi*) at
Lower Queens Reservoir.


---On November 22 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sioux Toburen and if
accepted would be a first La Plata County report.


---On November 16 at Grandview Cemetery John Shenot reported a
Black-and-white Warbler. He found it again on Nov 22 in a mixed species
flock in area 9.

---On November 18 David Wade reported an imm Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Grandview Cemetery.

---On November 20 Andy Bankert found a Palm Warbler at Running Deer Natural
Area in Fort Collins. It hung out in the shrubby area to the east of the
trail that heads due south from the parking lot and was seen again on
November 21.


---On November 15 at Highline Lake SP, Kathleen McGinley, Mike Henwood, and
Eileen Cunningham reported 5 Tundra Swans, seen again on Nov 17 & 18.


---On November 16 at Industrial Park Pond, Brenda Wright, Coen Dexter, &
Erik Hendrickson reported a Eurasian Wigeon, which continued through
November 21.


---On November 19 Brenda Wright reported that the Surf Scoter continues,
present for over two weeks at Ridgway Reservoir.


---On November 14 at Eleven Mile SP David Tonnessen, Mark Peterson & Lisa
Edwards reported 8 White-winged Scoters & 5 Black Scoters. Joey Kellner
reported that both scoter species continued in similar numbers there on Nov


---On November 15 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival and Clif Smith
reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker near the admin building. One or more
continued through November 23.

---On November 17 & 18 Brandon & Van Truan & others saw a CAPE MAY WARBLER
in Pueblo City Park. It was seen again on Nov 19 & 20.


---On November 20 Steve Mlodinow reported a Mexican Duck at Stewart’s Pond,
which is east of Hwy 85 on Weld CR 46.

DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website:

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)

Denver City Park

Sunday, November 25

7:00 AM -- 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT; 303 837-0864)

Aurora Reservoir & Cherry Creek SP

Monday, November 26

6:30 AM -- 2:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

North-Central Colorado

Tuesday, November 27

6:30 AM - 4:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659) and

John Malenich (john.malenich AT; 303-359-9456)

Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye Count to Silverthorne

Thursday, November 29

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT; 720 347-5169)

Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver


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