Date: 12/6/18 5:30 am
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 6, 2018


This the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 6 at 6 AM sponsored
by Denver Field Ornithologists.
Rare, out of place and out of season species of note for the past seven days
include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Trumpeter Swan (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Adams)

GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Pacific Loon (Pueblo)
Common Loon (Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Pueblo)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)

Eastern Bluebird (Jefferson, Chaffee)
PURPLE FINCH (Jefferson)
Field Sparrow (*El Paso, Kiowa)

Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, *El Paso)
Palm Warbler (*Arapahoe, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Pine Warbler (Arapahoe)


ADAMS COUNTY:

--On December 2 a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake was reported by Adam
Vesely at Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space, close to the fishing pier. Last
reported Dec 4.



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 5.
-On November 29 a Pine Warbler was reported by David Suddjian at W Long
Drive greenway in Littleton. Last reported Dec 3.
---On November 26 a female Black Scoter was reported by Tanja Britton at
South Platte Park-South Platte Reservoir. Last reported Dec 5.
---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. Although last officially reported Nov 30, I saw the
female on Dec 1- (CT).
-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. Last
reported November 29.

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 November 15 a Vermillion Flycatcher was reported by Leslie S. at
Walden Ponds, seen daily through November 25. Last reported Dec 3.



CHAFFEE COUNTY:

--On December 2, an Eastern Bluebird was reported at Sands Lake State
Wildlife Area by Fawn Simonds.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
-On November 30 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Plum Creek Wetland at W.
Titan Rd. Last reported Dec 2.

EL PASO COUNTY:
-On November 30 (2) Rusty Blackbird were reported by Terence Berger at
Fountain Creek -S. Circle Dr. to S. Academy Blvd. Last reported on Dec 5.

--On Dec 1, a Field Sparrow was reported by Jim Merritt at Red Rock Canyon
Open space. Last reported Dec 5.


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. One bird was reported Dec 1.
---On Nov. 28 a female Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Park/South
Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area. Last reported Dec 5.

--On December 2, 3 Eastern Bluebirds were reported at Ralston Creek, Maple
Valley Park by James McCall.

KIOWA COUNTY:
-On November 30 a Field Sparrow was reported by Glenn Walbek at Neenoshe
Reservoir-Locust Grove. Last reported Dec 2.

---On December 2, Steve Mlodinow reported a Red-throated Loon at Neenoshee.


LARIMER COUNTY:

---On December 3, a GYRFALCON was reported along Taft Hill Road in southern
Fort Collins. The bird was seen again in the morning on December 4, between
7-7:30 AM, roosting on tall power poles along Trilby Road where it
intersects Taft Hill road.

---On December 4, a juvenile GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Horseshoe
Reservoir by Nick Komar.

-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. In pines on golf course fairway near southern border of cemetery
Dec 1. Last reported Dec 2.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
-On November 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo
Reservoir. Last reported Dec 2.
-On November 30 a juv Yellow-billed Loon was reported Brandon Percival at
Pueblo Reservoir-North Picnic Rd Lookout. Last reported Dec 2.
-On November 30 a Common Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo
Reservoir. Last reported Dec 2.
-On November 30 (2) Palm Warbler (Western) were reported by Brandon Percival
at Pueblo Reservoir-North Picnic Rd Lookout.

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

Lakes of Lakewood, Belmar Park- Trip is currently full
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- Trip is currently full
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)



Chase Trip

Monday, December 17

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659), and Dale Pate
(575-706-4584)



Aurora Reservoir and Cherry Creek State Park

Tuesday, December 18

6:45 AM - 2:00 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Good birding,



Cheryl Teuton

303-912-3341

Aurora







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