Date: 5/31/19 5:01 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 31, 2019.
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 31, 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 and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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






Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips)



Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)



Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (*Boulder)


—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson. This has been a banner year for tanagers as a
group, with more Scarlet Tanagers this May than ever.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 30 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
Richard Trinkner.


—-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
Urling Kingery.


—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir; first
reported on May 29 by Rob Raker.

—-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 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-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 30 a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area; first reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.

—-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 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by Thomas


—-On May 30 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 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River
Trail, east of Pueblo Blvd.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.


—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.

—-On May 27 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew 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 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 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.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on ***

*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT; 303-588-0552)

*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT; 720 775-9710)

*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT or 303-329-8646)

*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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

*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (Wuerthel AT or 303-333-2519)

Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT

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