Date: 2/2/19 5:38 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for February 2
Date: February 2, 2019
Compiler: Joe Roller, jroller9 AT gmail.com
Phone: (303) 204-0828
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, February 2, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists.
Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.
Rare, out of place and out of season species include:
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (*Pueblo, *Grand)
Tundra Swan (*Pueblo)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Weld)
Mew Gull (*Pueblo)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (La Plata, *Larimer)
Winter Wren (Jefferson, *Prowers, Pueblo)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Varied Thrush (*Boulder)
Snow Bunting (Kiowa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Jefferson)
Field Sparrow (El Paso, Baca)
Fox Sparrow (Jefferson)
Northern Cardinal (Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (*Denver)
---On February 1 a (f) Black Scoter was reported at South Platte
Reservoir. First reported on November 10 by James McCall.
---On January 30 a Field Sparrow was reported from Baca CRs G & 36 by Kathy
---On February 1 a Varied Thrush was reported at Pleasant View Marsh and
seen recently in neighborhood NW of park. First reported by Ernest Crvich
---On February 1 Rusty Blackbirds were reported at First Creek at DEN Open
Space. They were first reported on January 1.
EL PASO COUNTY:
—On January 31 a Field Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
First reported by Jim Merritt on December 19.
---On February 1 (3) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Confluence Recreation
Area (first right off Grand CR 1 = Trough Rd); first seen January 30 by
---On January 28 a (Red) Fox Sparrow continued at Red RocksTrading Post.
First reported by Cheryl Teuton on Nov 30.
---On January 28 a Winter Wren was reported at Morrison Park.
---On January 19 through 28 a flock of all three Rosy-Finch species was
reported at the home of Kirsten WItherell, 19640 W 55th Pl, Golden. For
permission to visit, please text her at (720) 372-0833.
---On January 27 a Snow Bunting was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by
LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On January 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond.
First reported by Ryan Votta December 2.
---On January 31 a GYRFALCON was photographed by Scott Bailey and reported
by Dave Leatherman at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area; seems to be the same
bird that graced the Larimer Landfill this winter. For detailed directions
see Dave’s note on CObirds 1/31.
---On February 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was seen again at Grandview
Cemetery. First reported by David Leatherman on January 8, just out on the
golf course, east of a Porta Potty.
—On January 30 a Glaucous Gull at Windsor Lake was seen again. Reported by
Ryan Graves on January 26.
—On January 30 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.
---A Winter Wren was reported on February 1 at Lamar Community College by
---On January 31 a Tundra Swan was reported west of Fowler (Hwy 50 at
Chicosa Creek) by Jerry DeBoer. First reported by Joey Kellner on Jan 28.
---On February 1 a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir (Sailboard
Area). First reported by Kara Carrager January 19.
---On February 1 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported by David Tonnesson at
---On January 31 a Winter Wren was reported by Chris Nunes at Valco Ponds;
present since November.
—On January 27 a White-winged Scoter was reported at a pond (now frozen) at
29th Lane & South Rd by MaryLynne Ketcham.
—On January 31 a Carolina Wren was reported at the Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd. First reported January 4 by Brandon Percival.
—On February 1 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Valco Ponds SWA and Nature
and Raptor Center. First reported by Al Garner on Jan 15; found by Brandon
Percival on January 14.
---Note, a Great Black-backed Gull, “Murray” is often reported at Pueblo
Reservoir, where it has wintered for many years.
---On January 31 a Brant was discovered at Frederick Lake (Milavec
Reservoir) by Rachel Hopper.
---On January 28 a Long-tailed Duck was seen at Windsor Lake. First
reported by Nick Komar on January 27.
---On January 31 a (f) Long-tailed Duck continued at Milavec Reservoir.
First reported by Steve Mlodinow on November 22.
---On January 26 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was at Milavec Reservoir, but recent
searches have not turned it up among the thousands of geese. It could still
be there. First reported nearby by Steve Mlodinow on December 11. This
would be a first state record if approved by the Colorado Bird Record
*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website*
*Denver City Park*
Wednesday, February 6
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chris Rurik (Email: chrisrurik AT gmail.com 253-225-7104)
Saturday, February 9
8:00 AM - Noon
Chuck Hundertmark (Email: chundertmark8 AT gmail.com 303 604-0531)