Date: 7/8/19 5:18 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 8, 2019.
Date: Monday, July 8, 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)
Carolina Wren (Baca)
SMITH’S LONGSPUR (*Custer)
Field Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Baltimore Oriole (*Adams)
Dickcissel (Montrose )
—-On July 4 an adult Little Blue Heron was reported from the NW corner of
Barr Lake by JT Cleveland.
—-On July 7 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 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 (indeed for the Lower 48) in summer. A
search party the next day dipped.
—-On July 7 a singing Field Sparrow was reported from a pond near Soda
Creek Rd by Joann Hackos. First summer Jefferson County record and rare
anywhere in the foothills 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 7 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 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
*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)