Date: 1/28/19 4:54 am From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 28 2019
Date: January 28 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich, <gregggoodrich...>
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 28 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)
Trumpeter Swan (*Pueblo)
White-winged Scoter (Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo, *Weld)
Mew Gull (Adams, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Weld)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*La Plata, *Larimer)
Winter Wren (Denver, Jefferson)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch El Paso)
Black Rosy Finch (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (*Kiowa)
Field Sparrow (*El Paso, Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Jefferson)
Rusty Blackbird (*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 Great Black-backed Gull). For
more information on these birds please check ebird.org
—On January 21 a Mew Gull was reported at Hwy 224 & 68th. First reported by
Gabriel Wiltse on January 21.
---On January 27 a (f) Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir.
First reported on November 10 by James McCall.
---On January 26 a Varied Thrush was reported at Pleasant View Marsh and
seen recently in neighborhood NW of park. First reported by Ernest Crvich
---On January 27 (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.
---On January 26 a Winter Wren was reported at Denver Zoo. First reported
by Brooks Bennett on January 26.
EL PASO COUNTY:
—On January 27 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
—On January 23 a Field Sparrow was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir.
First reported by Jerry DeBoer on January 23.
---On January 27 a (Red) Fox Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Trading Post.
First reported by Cheryl Teuton on Nov 30.
—On January 23 a White-winged Scoter was first reported at Welton Reservoir
by Eric DeFonso on January 20.
---On January 23 a Winter Wren was reported at Ralston Creek. First
reported by James McCall on January 23.
—On January 23 a Winter Wren was reported at Bear Creek Greenbelt. First
reported by Chris Woods on December 13.
—On January 21 a Golden Crowned Sparrow was reported in Morrison on 2nd
Street. Visitors are required to stay on the road and not wander onto the
private parking lot just south of his house.
---On January 27 a Snow Bunting at Lower Queens Reservoir. First reported
by Steve Mlodinow on January 27.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On January 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Animas River—Huck Fin Pond.
First reported by Ryan Votta December 2.
*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 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Grandview Cemetery. First
reported by David Leatherman on January 8, just out on the golf course,
east of the big gray porta-potty.
—On January 23 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL at Warren Lake first reported by Josh
—On January 27 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Pond at 29th Lane and
South Rd. First reported by MaryLynne Ketcham on January 26.
—On January 27 a Carolina Wren was reported at the Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd. First reported January 3 by Brandon Percival.
—On January 27 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Valco Ponds SWA and Nature
and Raptor Center. First reported by Al Garner on January 15.
—On January 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First reported
by Kara Carrager and Brandon Percival January 19.
---Note, a Great Black-backed Gull is often reported at Pueblo Reservoir,
where it has wintered for many years.
---On January 21 a Rusty Blackbird was at Merino. First reported by Norm
Erthal on January 21.
---On January 27 a Long-tailed Duck at Windsor Lake. First reported by Nick
Komar on January 27.
---On January 27 a Long-tailed Duck at Milavec Reservoir. First reported by
Steve Mlodinow on November 22.
—On January 26 a Glaucous Gull at Windsor Lake first reported by Ryan
Graves on January 26.
---On January 26 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in the vicinity of Frederick Lake
(Milavec Reservoir) & Recreation Area. At times it moves to the adjacent
golf course, 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
Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website
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
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Denver City Park
Wednesday, February 6
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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