Date: 6/10/19 4:58 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2019.
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 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)
Winter Wren (Boulder)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Pitkin)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


—-On June 8 a Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park - Ouzel Falls singing
at (40.1968464, -105.5888372) reported by Joshua Smith.
—-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 9 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 potential nesting pair with in easy access
to the Denver area
—-On June 9 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 9 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 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private


—-On June 8 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.

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

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at or 303-329-8646)

*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch at or 303-588-0552)

*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at or 303-885-6955)

*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Malenich (john.malenich at or 303-359-9456)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver

gregggoodrich AT

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