Date: 6/27/19 6:23 am
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for June 27, 2019
Date:  Thursday, June 27, 2019Compiler:  John Drummond jxdrummo AT aol.comPhone: (703) 629-1151
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:
Dunlin (*Kiowa )
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Larimer, Otero)Field Sparrow (Boulder ,*Larimer)Baltimore Oriole (Adams)Northern Parula (*El Paso )
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)Prothonotary Warbler (Grand)Dickcissel (La Plata)
ADAMS COUNTY:—-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.
BOULDER COUNTY:—-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 month.—-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.

EL PASO COUNTY--- On June 26 a singing Northern Parula was reported from Fountain Creek S Circle Drive to Academy Blvd by Richard Bunn .

GRAND COUNTY:—-On June 26 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported at “Village Rd at 10 Mile Drive” by Martin Dibble. This would be an extraordinary species here.
__ On June 25 a Dunlin was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Steven Mlodinow , also a Sanderling at same location.
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 is the first eBird record for the county. Years ago a Dickcissel was photographed nearby.
LARIMER COUNTY:---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 26 two Field Sparrows were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural area by Matthew Webb.

OTERO COUNTY:—-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!   

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on
Beaver Brook TrailThursday, June 275:30 AM - 1:30 PMPaul Slingsby ( paslingsby… or 720-347-5169)
Ken Caryl Valley area Friday, June 286:30 PM - 9:30 PMDavid Suddjian (dsuddjian… or 831-713-8659)This popular evening trip is full, with 6 on the wait list.
Genesee Mountain ParkSaturday, June 296:30 AM- 11:30 AMJohn Breitsch (jbreitsch… or 303-588-0552)
Peak to Peak HighwaySunday, June 305:30 AM - 3:30 PMJohn Malenich (john.malenich… or 303-359-945)

Good birding!John <Drummondjxdrummo...>

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