Date: 12/2/18 4:34 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, December 2
This the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 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)
Tundra Swan (Bent)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Prowers)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Weld)
Red-throated Loon (*Douglas)
Pacific Loon (*Pueblo)
Common Loon (*Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Pueblo)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)
Vermilion Flycatcher (*Boulder)
PURPLE FINCH (Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Grand)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, El Paso)
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (*Arapahoe, *Boulder, *Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Pine Warbler (*Arapahoe)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—On November 29 a Palm Warbler (Western) was reported by David Suddjian at W Long Drive greenway in Littleton. It was at corner of tennis court. Last reported Dec. 1.
—On November 29 a Pine Warbler was reported by David Suddjian at W Long Drive greenway in Littleton. Last reported Dec. 1.
---On November 26 a Black Scoter was reported by Tanja Britton at South Platte Park-South Platte Reservoir. Last reported Dec.1.
---On November 30 a continuing pair of (2) Rusty Blackbirds (M/F pair) were reported at Cherry Creek SP at the tiny pond in woods at north end of swim beach.
—On November 29 a continuing pair of (2) Long-tailed Duck (M/F pair) were reported at Cherry Creek SP Swim Beach Area.

BENT COUNTY:
—On November 30 an imm Tundra Swan was reported by Duane Nelson on the west end of John Martin Reservoir.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On January 1 a Palm Warbler was reported By Leslie S. at Flatiron Office Park.
—On November 27 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported by David Suddjian 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. Last reported Dec. 1.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—On December 1 a lingering Trumpeter Swan was reported at Plum Creek Wetland at W. Titan Rd.
---On December 1 a lingering immature Red-throated Loon was reported at Chatfield SP - Original Heronry Overlook. It has also seen from the Lake View parking lot, which is between Campground Loops B & C, or from the the N Boat Ramp area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—On November 30 (2) Rusty Blackbird were reported by Terence Berger at Fountain Creek -S. Circle Dr. to S. Academy Blvd.

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. Last reported Nov 30.
—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 December 1 a lingering Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area.
—On December 1 a Palm Warbler was reported by Bez Bezuidenhout at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—On November 27 a HARRIS’S HAWK was reported by a DFO group field trip led by David Suddjian at Creek Reservoir. It was last reported perched in a Cottonwood to the north west of the viewing platform.
—On December 1 a lingering imm Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery. Originally reported by David Wade on Nov. 18. 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.

PROWERS COUNTY:
—On November 30 an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK was reported by Glenn Walbek at Thurston Reservoir.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—On November 30 a Common Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir. Reported again Dec. 1, looking west from West Fishing Road.
—On November 30 a juv YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir. Reported again Dec. 1, looking west from West Fishing Road.
—On November 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir. (2) Pacific Loons reported Dec. 1 looking South from North Picnic Road.
—On November 30 (2) Palm Warbler (Western) were reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir-North Picnic Rd Lookout. Reported again Dec. 1.

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

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

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, December 9
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303.941.4881)

Boulder County
Monday, December 10
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
David Suddjian & John Malenich (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831.713.8659)
El Paso County
Tuesday, December 11
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831.713.8659)

Chatfield State Park
Sunday, December 16
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303.655.9135)

Good birding!

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

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