Date: 1/3/19 5:19 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 3.
Date: January 3, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller, <jroller9...>

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 3, 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)

Trumpeter Swan (Jefferson)

Tundra Swan (*Arapahoe, *Boulder)

Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo, *Weld)

AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Larimer)

Black-legged Kittiwake (*Larimer)

SLATY-BACKED GULL (Larimer)

GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer, Weld)

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

Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Fremont)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver, La Plata)

GYRFALCON (*Larimer)

Vermillion Flycatcher (Boulder)

Winter Wren (*Jefferson)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (El Paso, *Jefferson)

Black Rosy-Finch (El Paso, *Jefferson)

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso, *Jefferson)

Common Redpoll (Routt)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Broomfield)

Fox Sparrow (Red) (*Jefferson)

Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe)

Yellow Warbler (Boulder)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

---On January 2 at South Platte Reservoir the (f) Black Scoter continued.

---On January 2 a (juv) Tundra Swan was reported in South Platte Park on
the river south of Mineral Ave by Ben Sampson.

---On January 1 the Rusty Blackbird that has been hanging out since last
Halloween at Cherry Creek SP, just east of the Swim Beach, were seen again
on the Denver Christmas Count.


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.

---On January 2 a Tundra Swan was reported at Valmont Overlook (Legion
Park) by Emil Yappert.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

---On January 1 an out-of-season Clay-colored Sparrow was reported by Matt
Hofeditz & David Ely at Columbine Meadows Park. It was about 50-70 yards
west along the trail, past a yard with a "Beware of Dog" sign. The sparrow
was feeding on the ground right along the wooden fences. The closest
intersection is 126th Ave & Hazel St. It could not be found on Jan 2.


DENVER COUNTY:

---On December 31 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Rocky Mountain
Lake Park by Matt Gray; seen through Jan 2, when it was east of tennis
courts.


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.


FREMONT COUNTY:

---On January 1 & 2 three (f) Williamson’s Sapsuckers were reported at
Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont by Kara Carragher.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On December 28 at Red Rock Trading Post, Myron Gerhard, Paulo and
Santiago Tabares reported (Red) Fox Sparrow; seen through January 2.

---On December 29 at Morrison Park, Karen Goetz & Matt Clark reported
Winter Wren near the bridge on west end of park; present through January 2.

---On December 31, Jan 1 & 2 a flock of all 3 species of Rosy-Finch was
reported by Kirsten Witherell at her backyard feeders at 19540 W. 55th Pl,
Golden. For permission to visit, please text her at (720) 372-0833, BEFORE
11 AM. After 11, just go through a side gate into the back. These are
“morning” birds & the chances of seeing them after noon are low. She and
her husband have been very hospitable!

---On January 1 a Trumpeter Swan was seen flying south from South Platte
Reservoir toward Chatfield SP by Amy Darling.

---On January 2 a Winter Wren, present for weeks, was reported at Bear
Creek Greenbelt--S Kipling to S Wadsworth by Mark Chavez.


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.

---On January 1 a Pacific Wren was reported by Ryan Votta there too.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On December 14 through January 2 an imm, dark-phase GYRFALCON has been
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 a pay window or the
main office & park as directed). It was seen briefly at 71st & Franklin on
Jan 1.

---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 reported SLATY-BACKED GULL (not seen since Dec 26),
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (seen through Jan 2) & second-cycle Great Black-backed
Gull, (seen thru 12/30).

---On December 24 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Nick Komar and Peter Burke
reported (juv) Black-legged Kittiwake, which continued through January 2.

---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 January 1.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

---On January 1 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir--State
Wildlife Area (NW side) by Norm Erthal & Dan Brooke.


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 January 2 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.

---Long-tailed Duck has been at Milavec Reservoir for weeks, last on Jan 2.

---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*


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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