Date: 3/14/19 12:02 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for March 14, 2019
Hello cobirders,

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
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Report Uncommon Birds at: 303-324-7994 or

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 3/13/2019
Boulder (Varied Thrush)
Delta (Lewis's Woodpecker)
El Paso (Field Sparrow)
Larimer (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Chukar, Sagebrush Sparrow, Trumpeter Swan, Greater Scaup, Bonaparte's


Adams County
++++McKay Road at 100th Avenue and area Map
(Gulls moving up and down McKay Road)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (5) (Adam Vesely) (first 2/16) 1; last 3/12
Glaucous Gull (Adam Vesely) (first 2/16) 1; last 3/12
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult) (Alicia Arnold:Tyler Wilson/Dean Shoup)
(first 2/19) last 3/10
Lesser Black-backed Gull (juvenile) (Stevens:Kosten) photographed 3/9
++++Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Daniel Casey) first 3/10
++++South Platte Birding Area
Barrow's Goldeneye (2) --below green/white tower (Stevens:Kosten/Stevens)
(first 11/10) last 3/8

Arapahoe County
++++Cherry Creek Reservoir Map
Rusty Blackbird (pair) (Edward Donnan) first 10/31) 2; last 3/12
(pond west of swim beach to Group Picnic area)
++++County Road 241 (Bixler Road)
Brown Thrasher (Suddjian) first 3/12
Northern Mockingbird (Suddjian) first 3/12
++++Little Dry Creek near Walnut Hill Park
Northern Mockingbird (Matt Rodgers) first 3/10
(Latest: Stevens: east of Uinta Street, yard with Harley Davidson trailer
& yard with blue gate south of Creek)

Boulder County
++++Pleasant View Marsh area
Varied Thrush (Ernest Crvich) (first 1/24) last 3/13
(latest: 3896 Bosque Court, south of Corriente; west of Pleasant View

Broomfield County
++++Plaster Reservoir
Tundra Swan (2) (Chipper Phillips) reported 3/10

Denver County
++++First Creek Trail
Rusty Blackbird (4) (John Breitsch/Stevens:Kosten) (first 1/1) 3; last 3/9
++++Rocky Mountain Lake Park
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker --east corner of tennis courts (Matt Gray/Jan
Baker) (first 12/31) last 3/8

El Paso County
++++Red Rock Canyon Open Space Map
Field Sparrow (Tonnessen:Merritt/Jim Merritt) (first 12/1) last 3/13
++++Hanover Road and area Map
Ladder-backed Woodpecker --see map (Tyler Stewart) last 3/11
Curve-billed Thrasher --see map (Tyler Stewart) 2; last 3/11

Jefferson County
++++Harriman Lake Park Map
Great-tailed Grackle (Aaron Shipe & all) first 3/12
++++Ralston Creek Park
Eastern Bluebird --Ralston Creek, Maple Valley Park (James McCall/Aaron
Shipe)81 (first 12/2) last 3/12
Winter Wren --Vigil Way to Indiana Street (Arnold:Wilson:McCall/McCall)
(first 1/23) last 3/9
++++Red Rocks Park Map
Fox Sparrow (red) (Cheryl Teuton:Dan Brooke/Dave King) (first 11/30) last

Larimer County
++++Carriage Hills Area, Estes Park Map
Rosy Finches (250) (Scott Rashid) last 3/13
++++Grandview Cemetery
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (young male) --southeast corner (David Wade/John
Shenot) (first 11/18) last 3/12
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (female) --southeast corner (John Shenot/Josh
Bruening) (first 3/8) last 3/11

Pueblo County
++++Pueblo Nature Center Trail
Red-bellied Woodpecker (David Tonnessen:Jim Merritt/Gary Koehn) (first
1/17) last 3/11

Weld County
++++Cozzens Lake Map
Tundra Swan (3) (Scott Somershoe:Steve Mlodinow) first 3/12


Baca County
++++Cottonwood Canyon Map
Western Screech-Owl (Stevens:Baker) last 3/11
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Stevens:Baker) last 3/11


Yuma County
++++Yuma County Road 45 & area Map
Greater Prairie-Chicken --CR 45 (Stevens:Baker) first 3/11


Delta County
++++Fruitgrower's Reservoir Map
Lewis's Woodpecker --west of reservoir (Stevens:Baker) last 3/13

Fremont County
++++Blue Heron Ponds
Long-tailed Duck (Rich Miller/Announcing Chavtur) (first 3/6) 2; last 3/11
++++Valco Ponds, Canon City
Greater White-fronted Goose (Dale & Joel Adams) first 3/10

Gunnison County
++++County Road 887
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Stevens:Baker) first 3/12

Mesa County
++++Cameo/Coal Canyon Map
Chukar (1) (Stevens:Baker) first 3/13
++++Rabbit Valley Map
Sagebrush Sparrow (Stevens:Baker) first 3/13
++++Highline Lake State Park Map
Trumpeter Swan (2) (Mike Henwood/Stevens:Baker) (first 2/10) 2; last 3/13
Greater Scaup (3) (David Price & all/Stevens:Baker) (first 3/4) last 3/13
Bonaparte's Gull (Mike Henwood:Kathleen McGinley/Stevens:Baker) (first
3/6) last 3/13

Montrose County
++++Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park Map
Dusky Grouse (Stevens:Baker) --Campgrounds first 3/12
Harris's Sparrow --East 5th Avenue (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) (first
10/26) last 3/11
White-throated Sparrow --East 5th Avenue (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright)
(first 10/26) last 3/11

Good birding!

Directions to birding spots and photos on CoBus website:

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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