Date: 7/6/19 11:55 pm From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 6, 2019.
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9…at gmail.com
Phone: (303) 204-0828
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:
White-winged Dove (Jefferson)
Common Gallinule (*Larimer)
LEAST TERN (Weld)
Little Blue Heron (Adams)
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Chaffee)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Otero)
YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Baca )
Carolina Wren (*Baca)
SMITH’S LONGSPUR (*Custer)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Montrose )
Baltimore Oriole (*Adams)
Lucy's Warbler (Mesa)
Dickcissel (Montrose )
—-On July 4 an adult Little Blue Heron was reported from the NW corner of
Barr Lake by JT Cleveland.
—-On July 6 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 July 6 a singing Carolina Wren was reported along CR-J, west of CR-8,
close to the Wait Ranch, by Kathy Mihm-Dunning.
—-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 has not been found since. If accepted by the Colorado Bird Record
Committee, this would be the first state record.
—-On July 4 a ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported flying over McPhelemy Park, an
eBird hotspot in Buena Vista, by Jerome Cech.
—-On July 5 a SMITH’S LONGSPUR in breeding plumage was reported on Oak
Creek Grade, a road NE of Silver Cliff by Linda Hodges. This is an
extraordinary sighting for Colorado in summer.
—-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 July 5 a Common Gallinule was reported at Wellington SWA -Schware
Unit. That has been its haunt since first reported on April 29 by Josh
——On July 1 two Lucy's Warblers were reported at Gateway Cottonwoods by
Denise and Mark Vollmer .
--- On July 1 a Grasshopper Sparrow was reported at Nucla-WTP. First
reported by Brenda Wright on June 30.
—-On July 4 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported SW of La Junta along
Homestead Loop entrance road. First reported by Jim Thompson on June 24.
—-On July 4 a LEAST TERN was reported from the Behrens Reservoir area (Weld
CR 41 between CR 46 & 48; private, view from road) by Steve Mlodinow. There
only only two previous eBird Weld County records.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org
*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…@comcast.net or 303-359-945)
*Golden Gate SP*
Monday, July 8
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek…@msn.com or 303-329-8646)
*Rainbow Gulch Trail*
Wednesday, July 10
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Diane Roberts Samatha576…(@aol.com or 720-278-9025)
*Staunton State Park*
Saturday, July 13
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Leader: Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9…@gmail.com or 804-214-150)