Date: 1/1/19 5:24 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Date: January 1, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller, <jroller9...>

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 1, 2019,
sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists.


Rare, out of place and out of season species include:

(*) indicates new information on this species; CAPITAL LETTERS are used for
very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee,


Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings on COBirds - thanks!
Please check there for updates.


PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (*Weld)

Brant (Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (*Weld)

AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Larimer)

Black-legged Kittiwake (*Larimer)

Iceland Gull (*Larimer)

SLATY-BACKED GULL (Larimer)

GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer, Weld)

Great Black-backed Gull (Boulder, Larimer, Pueblo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver, *La Plata)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Vermillion Flycatcher (*Boulder)

Winter Wren (Jefferson)

SEDGE WREN (Eagle)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)

Black Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)

Common Redpoll (Routt)

Fox Sparrow (Red) (*Jefferson)

Yellow Warbler (Boulder)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

---On December 27 at South Platte Reservoir the Black Scoter continued.


BOULDER COUNTY:

---On December 29 the male Vermillion Flycatcher was seen again at Walden
Ponds, having been here since mid-November.

---On December 29 at Erie Reservoir, Steve Frye and Boulder Flying Circus
Birders Walk reported Great Black-backed Gull.

---On December 29 & 30 at Longmont Wastewater Treatment Ponds, Luke
Pheneger reported a Yellow Warbler. (There are NO previous eBird records
for Dec thru Jan).


DENVER COUNTY:

---On December 31 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Rocky Mountain
Lake Park by Matt Gray.


EAGLE COUNTY:

---On December 25 at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, Eric Culbertson reported
a SEDGE WREN, present for weeks.


EL PASO COUNTY:

---On December 21 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Terence Berger, David and John
Marvin reported 300 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, 5 Black Rosy-Finch and 8
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch on shoreline of Rampart Reservoir. Rosy-Finches
have continued there in various numbers through December 30.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On December 28 at Red Rock Trading Post, Myron Gerhard, Paulo and
Santiago Tabares reported Fox Sparrow (Red). Seen through Dec 31.

---On December 29 at Morrison Park, Karen Goetz & Matt Clark reported
Winter Wren near the bridge on west end of park.


LA PLATA COUNTY:

—On December 31 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Animas
River--Huck Finn Pond & Hatchery area by Ryan Votta, who first reported it
there on Dec 2 as the second county record.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On December 14 through 29 an (imm, dark-phase) GYRFALCON was seen off & on
along W Trilby Rd and from Taft Hill Rd (where parking is not safe) & over
the Larimer County Landfill. (Check in at one of the pay windows or the
main office & park as directed).

---On December 18 a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at the Larimer
County Landfill by Steve Mlodinow. On December 21 at Larimer County
Landfill, David Ely SLATY-BACKED GULL (seen through Dec 26),
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL & second-cycle Great Black-backed Gull, both seen thru
12/30.

---On December 24 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Nick Komar and Peter Burke
reported juv Black-legged Kittiwake, which continued through December 30 .

---On December 28 at Bobcat Ridge NA Kevin DeBoer reported AMERICAN
WOODCOCK downstream from the parking lot.

---On December 29 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Warren Lake by
Nick Komar and seen by many through December 31.


ROUTT COUNTY:

---On December 27 Tom Litteral passed along a report of a Common Redpoll

south of Clark (Hwy 131/CR 56).



WELD COUNTY:

---On December 12 through 30 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continued at Frederick
Lake (Milavec Reservoir) & Recreation Area, where it has been among a
diverse gaggle of goose species & hybrids. It was first reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Idaho Creek Open Space on Dec 11. This would be a first state
record if approved by the CBRC.

---Other waterfowl at Milavec Reservoir seen off and on include Black Brant
& Long-tailed Duck.

---On December 29 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st winter
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL and (Black) Brant.


*Christmas Bird Counts continue. SIgn up for one of these:*


Friday (01/04/2019)

Air Force Academy

Flagler


Saturday (01/05/2019)

Black Forest

Dotsero

Eagle Valley

Hotchkiss

Lake Isabel

Sterling



To learn more about Christmas Bird Counts, go to
https://www.audubon.org/conservation//christmas-bird-count/

To sign up for Christmas Bird Counts, contact the compiler soon.


<https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=fadfb421e95f4949bde20c29a38228bd>

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


Aurora Reservoir & Cherry Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 2
6:45 AM - 1:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Sunday, January 6
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)


Elbert County

Monday, January 7
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


Southwestern Metro Area

Thursday, January 10
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dale Pate (Email: dalelpate AT gmail.com; 575-706-4584)



Have a Happy and Birdy New Year!

Joe Roller, Denver

<jroller9...>

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