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

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)


Little Blue Heron (Adams)


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Otero)

Carolina Wren (Baca)


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

*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)

*Rainbow Gulch Trail*

Wednesday, July 10

5:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Diane Roberts Samatha576…( or 720-278-9025)

*Staunton State Park*

Saturday, July 13

6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9… or 804-214-150)

Good birding!

Joe Roller,


(303) 204-0828

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