Date: 6/5/19 5:15 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 5, 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:




Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Chaffee)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pitkin, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

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 home in Gunbarrel reported by
Mike Patterson.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler at Pleasant View Marsh reported by Ernest
Crvich on May 28.

—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.


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

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


—On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steve Mlodinow.


—On June 4 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a 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, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.
—-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 June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private

—-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 June 3 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.


—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).

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

*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)

*Cherry Creek State Park - wetlands loop*

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza at or 303-941-4881)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
gregggoodrich AT

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