Date: 11/28/18 5:28 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 28

This the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 AM sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists.
Rare, out of place and out of season species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas, Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Las Animas)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Las Animas)
Long-tailed Duck (*Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (La Plata)
Red-throated Loon (Douglas, Jefferson)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, Pueblo)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Black-and-White Warbler (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (*Boulder)
Blackburnian Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe,Jefferson)
Pine Warbler (Jefferson)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

---On November 26 a Black Scoter was reported by Tanja Britton at South Platte Park-South Platte Reservoir.
---On November 20 a Rusty Blackbird was reported by the Tuesday Birders at the east edge of the Swim Beach at Cherry Creek SP; it continued through Nov 24.
---On November 24 a Palm Warbler was reported by Christopher Warneke at Eagle Watch Lake, which is just east of South Platte Reservoir. Last reported on Nov. 25.

—On November 27 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported by David Suddijian at Oakwood Drive in SW Longmont, near the same general area where the Blackburnian Warbler notes below had been for the previous 2 weeks.
---On November 15 a Vermillion Flycatcher was reported by Leslie S. at Walden Ponds, seen daily through November 25.
---On November 13 a 1st winter Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Scott Severs in SW Longmont, near Airport Rd & Dry Creek Greenway. It continued through Nov 22.

—On November 27 a lingering Trumpeter Swan was reported by several birders at Plum Creek Wetland at W. Titan Rd.
---On November 26 a lingering immature Red-throated Loon was reported by Daniel Horton at Chatfield SP. It is usually best seen from the Lake View parking lot, which is between Campground Loops B & C, or from the the N Boat Ramp area.

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

—On November 27 a SNOW BUNTING was reported by Burke Angstman at Shadow Mountain National Recreation In Grand Lake.

---On Nov. 26 a lingering Black Scoter was reported by John Drummond at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area.
---On November 24 a Palm Warbler was reported by Glenn Walbek at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay area.
---On November 24 a Palm Warbler was reported by multiple birders at the “Clear Creek Trail--Golden to I-70” eBird hotspot.
---On November 23 an adult Trumpeter Swan was reported by Franks Ferrell at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, seen again on Nov 24.
---On November 24 the Red-throated Loon found by Joey Kellner at Chatfield SP in Douglas County, was also seen in Jefferson County.
---On November 24 a Pine Warbler was reported by Jerry Baines at Denver West Office Park.

---On November 22 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sioux Toburen from Durango, where it is quite rare.

—On November 27 a HARRIS’S HAWK was reported by a DFO group field trip led by David Suddijian at Fossil Creek Reservoir. It was last reported perched in a Cottonwood to the north west of the viewing platform.
---On November 16 and Nov 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by John Shenot at Grandview Cemetery, last seen in a mixed species flock in area 9.
—On November 18 an imm Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported by David Wade at Grandview Cemetery. Last reported November 26, in Scots Pines on City Park Nine golf course just sw of the Trolley House on Mountain Avenue, in elms near the old office at the entrance and in elms further west into the cemetery.
---On November 24 a f Northern Cardinal was reported by Steve Martin, SW of Wellington. It has been visiting his feeders for over six weeks. Last reported on Nov. 25. If anyone is interested in trying to see the Cardinal, please contact Steve at falconridge AT

—On November 24 a Surf Scoter was reported by David Tonnessen at Trinidad Reservoir (SP & State Wildlife Area).
—On November 24 a Black Scoter was reported by David Tonnessen at Trinidad Reservoir (SP & State Wildlife Area).

—On November 25 a Northern Parula was reported by Paul Hurtado below the train bridge along the Arkansas River Trail downstream of Pueblo City Park. Easiest access is from Reservoir Rd off of Carlile Ave. Not seen on Nov 26, despite multiple birders looking for it.
---On November 15 a juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo City Park, near the admin. building. One or more continued through November 23.
---On November 17 a CAPE MAY WARBLER WAS reported by Brandon Percival & Van Truan in Pueblo City Park. It was last reported on Nov. 25. Most reports have been east of the Admin. Building.

---On November 27 a Long-tailed Duck was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Fredrick Reservoir and Recreation Area.

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

Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye Count to Silverthorne
Thursday, November 29
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT; 720 347-5169)

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, December 1
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk AT, 303 837-0864)

South Platte River at West Florida Avenue
Sunday, December 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT, 720 270-8467)

Aurora Reservoir and Cherry Creek SP
Monday, December 3
6:15 AM - 1:00 PM
David Suddjian ((dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

South-Central Colorado
Tuesday, December 4
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
David Suddjian ((dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Good birding!
Allison Hilf, Aurora
ahilf AT

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