Date: 1/23/19 5:27 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Date: January 23, 2019

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich, <gregggoodrich...>

Phone: (303) 655-9135

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 23, sponsored
by Denver Field Ornithologists.


Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
Alternatively, you can phone sightings and updates to (303) 655-9135, and
your sightings will be posted ASAP on your behalf.


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.


PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (*Weld)

BARNACLE GOOSE (Weld)

Brant (Boulder, Broomfield)

Trumpeter Swan (Pueblo, Mesa)

White-winged Scoter (Jefferson)

Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo, Weld)

Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson, Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Adams, *Pueblo)

GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)

Common Loon (Pueblo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Winter Wren (Pueblo)

Carolina Wren (Pueblo)

Varied Thrush (Larimer)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller)

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Jefferson, Teller)

Black Rosy Finch (Conejos, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller)

Field Sparrow (*El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (Jefferson, Pueblo)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Jefferson)

Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, Denver, Washington)


Note, several more winter/very early spring Gull species are being seen,
primarily in Pueblo and Larimer Counties (e.g. Franklin’s Gull, Mew Gull,
Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Greater Black-backed Gull). For
more information on these birds please check ebird.org


ADAMS COUNTY:

—On January 21 a Mew Gull was reported at Hwy 224 & 68th. First reported by
Gabriel Wiltse.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

---On January 22 a (f) Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir.
It was first reported over 6 weeks ago.

—On January 17 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Cherry Creek SP Swim
Beach. 1-2 birds have been present since late October 2018.


BOULDER COUNTY:

---On January 19 a Brant (Black) was reported at Stearns Lake. First
reported by Dan Zmolek on January 5.

*Note, this is a different Brant than the one reported above in nearby
Broomfield County. Both birds have been seen concurrently.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

---On January 20 a Brant (Black) was reported at Glasser Reservoir/Holy
Family High School Reservoir, at the intersection of 144th and Sheridan.
First reported by David Ely on January 6.

*Note, this is a different Brant than the one reported above in nearby
Boulder County. Both birds have been seen concurrently.



CONEJOS COUNTY:

—On January 20 (400+) Rosy Finches were reported at the feeders of Susan
Hochstetler’s home, south of Monte Visa NWR. They are primarily
Brown-capped with 8-10 Black and a few Gray-crowned. She is located 7 miles
south of the Monte Vista Refuge and welcomes birders to stop by. To get
there, go south on CO 15 and when the pavement ends at the 12S, continue
south for 1 mile. Her place is second on the left, about a mile south of
the end of pavement. Susan welcomes birders and please consider helping her
out with a donation. She said she goes through 10-11 gallons of feed per
day!


DENVER COUNTY:


---On January 21 (4) Rusty Blackbirds were reported at First Creek at DEN
Open Space. (6) birds were first reported on the Denver Urban Christmas
Count on January 1.


EL PASO COUNTY:


—On January 22 a Field Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
First reported by Jim Merritt on December 19.

—On January 21 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches was
reported at Rainbow Gulch Trail. First reported by Jan Allbright on January
17.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On January 21 a Golden Crowned Sparrow was reported in Morrison on 2nd
Street by David Suddjian. This is a continuing bird on private property.
Visitors are required to stay on the road and not wander onto the private
parking lot just south of his house.

—On January 20 a White-winged Scoter was first reported at Welton Reservoir
by Eric DeFonso on January 20.

---On January 19 a (Red) Fox Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Trading Post.
First reported by Cheryl Teuton on Nov 30.

---On January 19 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned, Brown-capped and Black Rosy
Finches was reported at the vicinity around the home of Kirsten WItherell
and/or at her backyard feeders at 19640 W 55th Pl., Golden. For permission
to visit the feeders, please text her at (720) 372-0833 so she can give you
more details.

—On January 15 a Red-necked Grebe was first reported at Welton Reservoir by
Diane Roberts on January 13.


LARIMER COUNTY:

*NOTE, If you visit the Larimer County Landfill be sure to check in at one
of the pay windows (or the main office) and follow instructions for parking
from landfill employees.

—On January 22 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Warren Lake by Josh
Bruening.

---On January 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview
Cemetery. It was first reported by David Leatherman on January 8, just out
on the golf course, east of the big gray porta-potty.

—On January 19 a (f) Northern Cardinal was reported by Steve Martin at his
home SW of Wellington. It has been visiting his feeders since July.
Email for current status and directions falconridge AT cowisp.net. If
Steve is home, birders are welcome to come into the house for comfortable,
close viewing, or, alternatively if nobody is home, to sit on a bench that
faces the area the bird comes in to. First reported on July 23, 2018.

—On January 16 a Varied Thrush was reported in Berthoud on 8th street, from
Massachusetts to one block north, by Steve Mlodinow.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On January 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First reported
by Kara Carrager and Brandon Percival January 19.

—On January 21 a Carolina Wren was reported at the Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd. First reported January 3 by Brandon Percival.

—On January 21 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Al
Garner.

—On January 20 (3) Common Loon were reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported by Janeal Thompson on January 17.

—On January 20 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported by Kara Carragher on January 19.

—On January 19 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported by Brandon Percival January 2.

—On January 17 a (Red) Fox Sparrow was reported at the Nature and Raptor
Center of Pueblo by Jim Merritt.

—On January 17 a Winter Wren was reported at the Nature and Raptor Center
of Pueblo by Jim Merritt.

---Note, a Great-black Backed Gull is often reported at Pueblo Reservoir,
where it has wintered for many years.


TELLER COUNTY:

---On January 21 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned, Brown-capped and Black Rosy
Finches was first reported by David Suddjian on his DFO field trip in
Goldfield at a feeder north side of town on January 21.


WASHINGTON COUNRY:

---On January 21 a Rusty Blackbird were reported at Merino by Norm Erthal
on January 21.


WELD COUNTY:

---On January 22 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continued in the vicinity of Frederick
Lake (Milavec Reservoir) & Recreation Area. At times it moves to the
adjacent golf course or neighborhood NW of Lake, but can be seen from
Milavec. First reported by Steve Mlodinow at a nearby location on December
11. This would be a first state record if approved by the CBRC. The CBRC
has not reviewed this bird yet and it will likely take several months for
their meticulous review process to be completed.

---On January 21 a Long-tailed Duck continued at Milavec Reservoir. First
reported by Steve Mlodinow several weeks ago.

---On January 16 a BARNACLE GOOSE was reported at Frederick Lake (Milavec
Reservoir) & Recreation Area. First reported by Klarissa Lawrence on
January 6. This would be a first state record if accepted by the CBRC. The
CBRC has not reviewed this bird yet and it will likely take several months
for their meticulous review process to be completed.




Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website


Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
Saturday, January 26
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chuck Hundertmark (Email: chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531)

Stearns Lake
Sunday, January 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Park County Exploration
Tuesday, January 29
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 303-713-8659)

Northeastern Raptor Tour
Saturday, February 2
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Joey Kellner (Email: vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748)

Denver City Park
Wednesday, February 6
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chris Rurik (Email: chrisrurik AT gmail.com 253-225-7104)


Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich

Highlands Ranch, CO

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