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 gmail.com
Phone: (303) 204-0835
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
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 cobirds.org 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.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
—-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
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.