Date: 5/30/19 5:37 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com
Phone: (303) 204-0828
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Howdy birders! This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 30,
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:
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
RED KNOT (Weld)
LAUGHING GULL (*Boulder)
WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (*Douglas)
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (*Prowers)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)
Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Tennessee Warbler (El Paso)
CONNECTICUT WARBLER (*El Paso)
MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, *Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Palm Warbler (*Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Fremont)
Scarlet Tanager (Douglas)
—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.
—-On May 28 a Palm Warbler was reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Luke
—- 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
is probably not still there, but if you want to try for it, walk the
southern perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space, parallel to Rock Creek Drive.
Park on Oak Circle & walk into the Open Space.
—-On May 29 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.
—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo
—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.
—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
—-On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in
Louviers near 1st and Elm; not found on May 28. First reported May 26 by
—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.
—-On May 25 a Wood Thrush was reported by the DFO field trip at Chico Basin
Ranch—wooded areas (fee area).
—-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 Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by
—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by
—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.
—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.
—-On May 29 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for a full month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.
—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
—-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 26 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by
—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso.
—-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.
—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.
—-On May 29 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 a Wood Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Ranch—Headquarters
(fee area) by Mark Amershek.
—-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.
—-On May 29 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
—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
—-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.