Date: 7/3/19 5:59 am
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 3 ,2019
Date: Wednesday , July 3 , 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:
Common Gallinule (Larimer )
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Otero)YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Baca )
Grasshopper Sparrow (Montrose )
Field Sparrow (Larimer)Baltimore Oriole (Adams)Northern Parula (El Paso )Lucy's Warbler (*Mesa )
Northern Cardinal (Boulder )
Dickcissel (*Montrose )

ADAMS COUNTY:—-On June 30 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 froma distance.
BACA COUNTY- On June 25 a Yellow-Green Vireo was observed at Two Buttes SWA by Mark Petersen , and ID as such on  July 1 after critical review of photos . The bird was not relocated July1 although a Red-eyed Vireo was singing and the species might still be present.
BOULDER COUNTY--- On June 29 a (m) Northern Cardinal was reported at Twin Lakes near the tennis courts by Leslie S .

EL PASO COUNTY--- On June 30 a singing Northern Parula was reported from Fountain Creek S Circle Drive to Academy Blvd . First reported  by Richard Bunn on June 26 .

---On June 26 two Field Sparrows were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural area by Matthew Webb.
----On June 29 a Common Gallinule was reported at Wellington SWA -Schware Unit by Andy Bankert . This has been it's location for the past several months.

MESA COUNTY----On July 1 two Lucy's Warblers were reported at Gateway Cottonwoods by Denise and Mark Vollmer .

MONTROSE COUNTY--- On June 30 a Grasshopper Sparrow was located at Nucla-WTP by Brenda Wright , and relocated on July 1 by Coen Dexter .----On July 2 a Dickcissel was located near Nucla-WTP on 27 Road just south of Road BB by Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter ,first seen on July by the same observers.

OTERO COUNTY:—-On July 1 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported SW of La Junta along Homestead Loop entrance road . First reported by Jim Thompson  on June 24.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on
Ken Caryl Valley area
Thursday , July 45:00 AM- 10:30 AMDavid Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or 831-713-8659)
Ken Caryl Valley AreaFriday ,July 56:30 PM - 9:30 PMDavid Suddjian ( <dsuddjian...> or 831-713-8659 )
Heron Pond Natural Area /Heller Open Space
Saturday , July 66:00 AM - 10:00 AMPatrick O'Driscoll ( <patodrisk...> or 303-885-6955 )
Bluff Lake Nature Center
Sunday , July 7
7:30 AM  - 11:30AMColleen Nunn (<cnunn6789...> or 303-520-7496 )

Peak to Peak HighwayMonday, July 85:30 AM - 3:30 PMJohn Malenich (john.malenich… or 303-359-945)
Golden Gate Canyon SP
Monday ,July87:30 AM--3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (<mamershek...> or 303-329-8646 )

Good birding!John <Drummmondjxdrummo...>

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