Date: 5/21/19 5:04 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Revised easier to read on phone smaller Font RBA Tuesday, May, 21, 2019
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 21, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

For information on birds seen today, go to and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:

Vaux’s Swift (Larimer)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Moffat)
Black-bellied Plover (*Arapahoe)
Laughing Gull (La Plata)
Alder Flycatcher (El Paso)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Prowers)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso,Larimer)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips, Weld)
SEDGE WREN (*Arapahoe)
Veery (*Arapahoe, *Pueblo)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (*Pueblo)
Ovenbird (*Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (*Pueblo)
Golden-winged Warbler (Sedgwick)
Black-and-White Warbler (*Pueblo)
Tennessee Warbler (*Boulder, *Larimer)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Larimer, *Pueblo)
Northern Parula (Boulder)
Magnolia Warbler (*Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Jefferson, Larimer)
Blackpoll Warbler (*Boulder, *Jefferson)
Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)
Scarlet Tanager (Denver)
Painted Bunting (Otero)

—-On May 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported at Cherry Creek SP lake loop by Cole Sage.
—-On May 20 a Ovenbird was reported at ECR 38 and East Bijou Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 a Veery and (2) Black-bellied Plover were reported at ECR 42 Knudtson Rd (Quincy to CR 177) by David Suddjian.

—-On May 20 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.
—-On May 17 a Northern Parula was reported at the Old South St. Vrain Road in Lyons by Carl Starace and Boulder County Audubon.

—-On May 17 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at Bear Creek Park by Dustin Murray.

—-On May 18 an Alder Flycatcher was reported at Chico Basin Ranch by John Drummond.
—-On May 16 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Fountain Creek Regional Park, just west of Rice Pond. First reported May 9 by Sam Fason.

—-On May 20 a Chestnut-sided Warbler and a Blackpoll Warbler were reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area by James McCall.

—-On May 19 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Pastorius Reservoir by Susan Allerton on the 14th.
—-On May 15 a Laughing Gull was reported at Pastorius Reservoir by John Bregar on the 15th.

—-On May 20 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park. First reported by David Wade.
—-On May 20 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Salyer, McMurry and Magpie Meander Natural Areas by Josh Bruening.
—-On May 19 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 19 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 145 E Elkhorn Ave in Estes Park by Debra Sparn.
—-On May 18 a Vaux’s Swift was reported at Lee Martinez Park which is just north of downtown Fort Collins by Nick Komar.
—-On May 18 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington State Wildlife Area—Cobb Lake Unit by Philip Bailey.
—-On May 17 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at CSU Environmental Learning Center by Lori Zabel.

—-On May 17 a Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig by Forrest Luke.

—-On May 19 Painted Bunting was reported at Higbee Valley Road (CR 804), by Steve Rash.

—-On May 17 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Lion’s Club Fishin’ Hole east of Holyoke. First reported on May 17 by Tim Smart.

—-On May 18 a Vermilion Flycatcher was reported at May Ranch—NE Sage by Tony Leukering.

—-On May 20 the following birds were reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee required to visit), by Brandon Percival and multiple other birders. All the species were seen at Headquarter Willow area and at Rose Pond.. See Brandon’s COBirds post for further details and for additional bird’s not listed on RBA.
—Palm Warbler
—Black-and-White Warbler
—Northern Waterthrush
—Veery (2)
—-Gray-cheeked Thrush
—-On May 20 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park by Mark Yeager.
—-On May 20 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 19 a Golden-winged Warbler was reported at 1-999 County Road 28 by Logan Derderian.

—-On May 18 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Crow Valley Campground. First reported on May 18 by Josh Bruening.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on

Lincoln County & Brent Gray Ranch
Tuesday, May 21
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT; 303-359-9456)

West Metro Area
Thursday, May 23
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT; 303-359-9456)

Boulder County
Friday, May 24
6:30 AM - 1:30 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT; 303-359-9456)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, May 24
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, May 25
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT; 303-329-8646)

Waterton Canyon
Saturday, May 25
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT 303-904-9140)

Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
ahilf AT

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