Date: 7/10/19 5:12 am From: Dean Shoup <deshoup723...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Compiler: Dean Shoup deshoup723… @gmail.com
Phone: (720) 272-9042
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:
COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
LEAST TERN (Weld)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Adams)
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Chaffee)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Otero)
Plumbeous Vireo (*Denver)
YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Baca)
SMITH’S LONGSPUR (Custer)
FIELD SPARROW (Jefferson)
Baltimore Oriole (Adams)
LUCY’S WARBLER (Mesa)
Northern Parula (*El Paso)
—-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 4 an adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported from the NW corner of
Barr Lake by JT Cleveland.
—-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
Peterson, 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 7 a two-hour search
was in vain.
—-On July 9 a Plumbeous Vireo was reported at High Line Canal Trail – S
Valencia – Dayton by Frank and Nancy Hatch. This is a first county record
for summer. Only a handful records exist in Denver county year-round.
—-On July 9 a Northern Parula was reported at Fountain Creek—S Circle Dr to
S Academy Blvd by Richard Bunn and Jim Merritt.
—-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. Directions: Take I 70 to exit 248,
head left on CR 65. Take first left onto Alta Vista Dr. Follow it down
toward the pond. The sparrow was in the big open field on the north side
before you reach the pond. Heard it singing, sitting on a small rock in the
middle of the field. Although not a statewide review species, FIELD SPARROW
is considered rare for Jefferson county according to the Colorado Bird
—-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 5 a single LUCY’S WARBLER was reported at Gateway Cottonwoods by
Kathellen McGinley and David Price. First reported as two at the same
location on July 1 by Denise and Mark Vollmer.
—-On July 9 a Dickcissel was reported at Nucla-WTP by Brenda Wright and
Coen Dexter. First reported by the same observers on July 1. This appears
to be a first county record (eBird data).
—-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.
—-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.