Date: 7/4/19 5:30 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Date: Thursday, July 4. Happy Independence Day

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9…at

Phone: (303) 204-0828

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:

White-winged Dove (*Jefferson)

Common Gallinule (Larimer )

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (*Otero)


Grasshopper Sparrow (Montrose )

Field Sparrow (Larimer)

Baltimore Oriole (*Adams)

Northern Parula (El Paso)

Lucy's Warbler (Mesa)

Northern Cardinal (Boulder )

Dickcissel (Montrose )


—-On July 3 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 25 a *YELLOW-GREEN VIREO* was observed at Two Buttes SWA by Mark
Petersen, and ID’d as such on July 1, after critical review of photos. The
bird was not found when next looked for on July 1. If accepted by the
Colorado Bird Record Committee, this would be the first state record.


--- On June 29 a (m) Northern Cardinal was reported at Twin Lakes near the
tennis courts by Leslie S .


--- 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 July 3 a White-winged Dove was reported in Westminster City Park by
John Robinette. Most previous Jeffco records have been on private property.


---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


--- On July 1 a Grasshopper Sparrow was reported at Nucla-WTP. First
reported by Brenda Wright on June 30.


—-On July 3 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*

Friday, July 5

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( <dsuddjian...> or 831-713-8659 )

*Heron Pond Natural Area /Heller Open Space*

Saturday, July 6

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll ( <patodrisk...> or 303-885-6955 )

*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, July 7

7:30 AM - 11:30AM

Colleen Nunn (<cnunn6789...> or 303-520-7496 )

*Peak to Peak Highway*

Monday, July 8

5:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

*Golden Gate SP*

Monday, July 8

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Good birding!

Joe Roller,


(303) 204-0828

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