---On February 2 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 2 a Varied Thrush was reported at Pleasant View Marsh and
seen recently in neighborhood NW of park. First reported by Ernest Crvich
---On February 2 Rusty Blackbirds were reported at First Creek at DEN Open
Space. They were first reported on January 1.
EL PASO COUNTY:
—On February 2 a Field Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
First reported by Jim Merritt on December 19.
---On February 2 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was found in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Mary Harris, reported by Vic Zerbi.
---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.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Animas River—Huck Finn Pond.
First reported by Ryan Votta December 2.
---On February 2 a GYRFALCON was seen from Trilby Rd at the Larimer County
Landfill by David Wade. Seen earlier this winter too.
---January 31 the GYRFALCON was photographed by Scott Bailey and reported
by Dave Leatherman at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area.
---On February 2 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 31 a Carolina Wren was reported at the Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd. First reported January 4 by Brandon Percival.
—On February 2 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)
*First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal*
Sunday, February 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)
*Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop *
Sunday, February 10
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza (Email: kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881)