Date: 5/28/19 5:11 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday, May 28. Report of a WHITE-TAILED KITE
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 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 Tuesday, May 28, 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 at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


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


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


Long-tailed Duck (Weld)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)

RED KNOT (Weld)

Red Phalarope (Weld)

Green Heron (Weld)

*WHITE-TAILED KITE* (*Prowers)

Vermilion Flycatcher (*Otero)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)

BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Ovenbird (Adams)

Northern Waterthrush (Chaffee)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)

Tennessee Warbler (Bent, El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, *Larimer)

Hooded Warbler (Jefferson)

Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, *Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer)

Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

HERMIT WARBLER (Boulder)

Summer Tanager (Fremont, Jefferson)

Scarlet Tanager (*Douglas)

Northern Cardinal (Weld)

Painted Bunting (*Otero)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On May 25 an Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim
Mauritz.


BENT COUNTY:

—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee and a Chestnut-sided Warbler were reported at
Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—- On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Chris Petrizzo in his yard.

This would be the first county record of this “Black-winged Redbird”. The
bird

was probably not still there, but if you want to try fo it, the best bet is
walking the southern perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space, parallel to Rock
Creek Drive. Park on Oak Circle & walk into the Open Space.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
Richard Trinkner.

—-On May 25 a HERMIT WARBLER was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best
seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by
Steve Larson.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo
Quezada.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.

—-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg
Mihalik.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in
Louviers near 1st and Elm. First reported May 26 by Tom Halverstadt.


EL PASO:

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported by the DFO field trip at Chico Basin
Ranch—wooded areas (fee area).

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station
by Luke Pheneger.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature
Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded
area by Cody Ensanian.


FREMONT COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by
Susan Blansett.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H.

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir. First reported
on May 24 by Joe Roller.

—-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir 100 yds west of
the south parking lot. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olson.

—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon
Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.

—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James
McCall.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reeser Bird
Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.

—-on May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Poudre
Canyon Rd in Bellevue by Sondler Selvig.

—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer &
Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 (2) BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.

—-On May 27 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 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb
Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip
Bailey.

—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen
next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by
David Wade.

—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Com-munity
Park by Nick Komar.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by
Loch Kilpatrick.


OTERO COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a singing Painted Bunting and a Vermilion Flycatcher were
reported on the Higbee Valley Rd by Eric DeFonso.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a *WHITE-TAILED KITE* was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Ranch—Headquarters
(fee area) by Mark Amershek.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.

—-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s
Pond by Doug Kibbe.

—-On May 25 a Black-billed Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds
(smaller pond) by Steve Mlodinow. This is the only eBird record after May
15.

—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of
county line road, a mile or so south of CR 56. Park on Wilfred Road, cross
county line road with care, and find a safe place to scan from. Reported
by Steve Mlodinow.

—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was reported at Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.

—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir
Area by Gene Rutherford.

—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by
Gene Rutherford.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Mourning Warbler was seen at Hale Ponds by David Dowell.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.


*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org*
<http://dfobirds.org/>


*Bar CCC*

Wednesday, May 29

6:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)


*Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers*

Thursday, May 30

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)


*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 7207759710)


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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