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 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:
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 dfobirds.org
Beaver Brook TrailThursday, June 275:30 AM - 1:30 PMPaul Slingsby ( paslingsby…@comcast.net or 720-347-5169)
Ken Caryl Valley area Friday, June 286:30 PM - 9:30 PMDavid Suddjian (dsuddjian…@gmail.com 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…@hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)
Peak to Peak HighwaySunday, June 305:30 AM - 3:30 PMJohn Malenich (john.malenich…@comcast.net or 303-359-945)