Date: 6/8/19 5:18 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 8, 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:

Red-headed Woodpecker (*Jefferson)

Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Pitkin)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park - Longmont
reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder reported by
Brian Guarente.

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

—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

—-On June 2 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at a private home by Michael

—-On June 7 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space. First reported by JoAnn Hackos on June 5. They are about
2 miles in on the Plainview Road on a dead snag. Though not super rare on
the front range, nice to have a nesting pair with in easy access to the
Denver area
—-On June 6 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported at Stony Pass Rd
at Wigwam Creek near Deckers. They have been seen in this area for about 7
years now.


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


—On June 7 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. Usually is in the water around and under the tree that is
surrounded by water in the NW corner of the lake. Will stay hidden for
extended periods of time.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.


—-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 June 7 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Seen near the
yellow shed south of Main entrance and also seen on east side of cemetery.
Are there two? First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On June 5 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 **

*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)

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Sunday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at or 300-329-8646)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver

gregggoodrich AT

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