Date: 11/29/18 6:29 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 29

This the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 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 (*Arapahoe, Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Douglas, Jefferson)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer, Pueblo)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
SEDGE WREN (Eagle)
PURPLE FINCH (*Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Grand)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Pine Warbler (Jefferson)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 a Black Scoter was reported by Tanja Britton at South Platte Park-South Platte Reservoir.
---On November 28 a continuing pair of (2) Rusty Blackbirds (M/F pair) were reported by several birders at Cherry Creek SP at the tiny pond in woods at north end of swim beach.
---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 28 a continuing pair of (2) Long-tailed Duck (M/F pair) were reported by several birders at Cherry Creek SP Swim Beach Area.
BOULDER COUNTY:
—On November 27 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported by David Suddijian at Oakwood Drive in SW Longmont, near Airport Rd & Dry Creek Greenway.
---On November 15 a Vermillion Flycatcher was reported by Leslie S. at Walden Ponds, seen daily through November 25.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—On November 28 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.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---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!

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

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—On November 28 a f PURPLE FINCH was reported by Doug Kibbe at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area, in a thicket near the gate on the east side of the road. This location is close to where the Tropical Kingbird used to hang out. Note, the thicket also harbors House Finches!
—On November 28 (2) Palm Warblers (1 Western; 1 Yellow) were reported by Kevin DeBoer at Denver West Office Park, just north of Lena Gulch between Building 5 and the Building 6&7 parking lot.
---On Nov. 28 a lingering Black Scoter was reported 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.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—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 18 an imm Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported by David Wade at Grandview Cemetery. Last reported by Andy Bankert on Nov 28. Previous report of location by David Leatherman on Nov 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 cowisp.net

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—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).

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—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.

WELD COUNTY:
---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: DFObirds.org

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

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

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

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

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

Barr CCC- Trip is currently full
Thursday, December 6
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Diane Roberts (Samantha576 AT aol.com; 720.278.9025)


Lakes of Lakewood, Belmar Park
Saturday, December 8
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com; 303.904.9140)


Good birding!
Allison Hilf, Aurora
ahilf AT me.com
303-888-5110
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