Date: 6/2/19 5:45 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 2, 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:








Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)



Magnolia Warbler (*Jefferson, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (*Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson.

—-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 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 June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-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 June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.

—-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 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John

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

—-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 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 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 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

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

*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)

*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT or 303-388-0891)

*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT or 303-904-9140)

Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT

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