Date: 6/25/19 5:37 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT

Phone: (303) 204-0835

E-mail: RBA AT

Observers have been helpful by reporting updates to COBirds. Thanks.

CAPITAL LETTERS denote 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:

Caspian Tern (Jackson)

Black Phoebe (Jefferson)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Larimer, *Otero)

Field Sparrow (Boulder)

Baltimore Oriole (*Adams)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)

Graces’s Warbler (Pueblo)

Dickcissel (La Plata)


—-On June 24 a (m) Baltimore Oriole was reported at Metzger Farm Open
Space; first reported by Lauren Burke on June 17. It was paired with a
female Bullock’s Oriole. Please view from a distance.


—-On June 21 a singing Field Sparrow was reported from Old Saint Vrain Rd
by Sue Riffe. This is the first Boulder County eBird record for any summer

—-On June 22 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 100-200 meters up McClintock Trail from the stone bridge.
First reported on June 11 by Peter Gent.


—-On June 20 a Caspian Tern was reported at Walden Reservoir by David


—-On June 19 a Black Phoebe was reported at Chatfield SP (Audubon Center
and Trails). First reported on June 18 by Claire H.


—-On June 22 a Dickcissel was reported at Pastorius Reservoir by Susan
Allerton. It was seen again in mid-afternoon, then seemed to disappear. It
is the

first eBird record for the county. Years ago a Dickcissel was photographed


---On June 22 an adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported at Twin
Bridge Lake by Caleb Alons. Twin Bridge Lake is reached by heading east on
E Harmony Dr from I-25, then south on Latham Pkwy to Twin Bridge Drive. An
extensive search did not turn up this “kingbird on a stick” on June 23.


—-On June 24 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported SW of La Junta along
Homestead Loop entrance road by Jim Thompson. It harassed other birds and
even a skunk (*Mephitis mephitis*). (Territorial behavior?)


—-On June 19 a Grace’s Warbler graced a small pond near the entrance to
Pueblo Mountain Park, as reported by Evan Carlson. This has become an
annual occurrence and is a site close to Front Range birders.

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

*Mt. Evans area via Squaw Pass Rd.*

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 - 4:00 PM

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

Note that this trip is full and there are 7 on the waiting list.

*Beaver Brook Trail*

Thursday, June 27

5:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Paul Slingsby ( paslingsby… or 720-347-5169)

*Ken Caryl Valley area *

Friday, June 28

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian (dsuddjian… or 831-713-8659)

This popular evening trip is full, with 6 on the wait list.

*Genesee Mountain Park*

Saturday, June 29

6:30 AM- 11:30 AM

John Breitsch (jbreitsch… or 303-588-0552)

*Peak to Peak Highway*

Sunday, June 30

5:30 AM - 3:30 PM

John Malenich (john.malenich… or 303-359-945)

Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828


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