Date: 7/11/19 3:27 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for July 11, 2019
Hello cobirders,

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
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Report Uncommon Birds at: 303-324-7994 or

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 7/10/2019
Adams (Ash-throated Flycatcher)
Boulder (Fox Sparrow)
Denver (Plumbeous Vireo)
Douglas (Ovenbird, American Redstart, Common Loon)
Gunnison (Williamson's Sapsucker, Dusky Grouse, American Three-toed
Woodpecker, Hooded Warbler, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Grace's Warbler,
Black-throated Gray Warbler)
Jefferson/Douglas (Red-eyed Vireo, Least Flycatcher, American Redstart)
La Plata (Acorn Woodpecker)
Larimer (Common Gallinule, Baird's Sparrow)


Adams County
++++Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Orien Richmond:Fawn Simonds) first 7/10
++++Metzger Farm Open Space
Baltimore Oriole (male) --off trail/south side farm house (Gary
Bowen/Dave King) (first 6/6) last 7/6

Boulder County
++++Brainard Lake Area
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (M.OB.) first 7/10
++++Eldorado Mountain Open Space
Red-headed Woodpecker (Bryan Guarente/Lisa McGloin) (first 6/25) last 7/8

Denver County
++++Highline Canal (S. Valencia to Dayton)
Plumbeous Vireo (3rd County summer record) (Frank & Nancy Hatch) first 7/9

Douglas County
++++Roxborough State Park Area
Ovenbird (Stevens:Kosten/Dave King) (first 6/20) last 7/10
American Redstart (Dave King) first 7/10
++++Cherry Creek Trail & Walker Pit
Common Loon --Gravel Pit (Hugh Kingery/M.OB.) (first 6/22) last 7/10
Eastern Phoebe --Cherry Creek/south/hwy 86 (Richard Stevens/Warren)
(first 3/31) last 7/6

El Paso County
++++Fountain Creek
Northern Parula --Between/S. Circle Drive & S. Academy Blvd (Richard
Bunn/Bunn:Merritt) (first 6/26) last 7/9

Jefferson County
++++Red Rocks Park
Indigo Bunting (2) (Mark Chavez/Scott Somershoe) (first 6/30) last 7/9

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++++Chatfield Reservoir
Red-eyed Vireo
--end of paved path/south/Kingfisher Bridge (Suddjian) first 7/9
--200 yds south of above (Suddjian) first 7/9
Least Flycatcher (8 Douglas Cty, 7 Jefferson Cty (Suddjian) last 7/9
American Redstart (2) (Stevens/Suddjian) (first 6/29) 1; last 7/9

Larimer County
++++Schware Unit, Wellington Wildlife Area
Common Gallinule (Josh Bruening/Matt Newport) (first 4/29) last 7/10
(north of CR 60, 40 yards east of Schware unit sign on south side of CR
++++Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Baird's Sparrow (7) --Pronghorn Loop to Plover Trail (Andy Bankert:Matt
Webb) (first 5/13) 11; last 7/10
++++Fossil Creek Reservoir
Common Loon (Andy Bankert:Carrie Olson/Caleb Alons) (first 7/6) last 7/8
++++Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Burrowing Owl (4) --see directions (Dan O'Donnell) (first 5/10) 2 adults,
7 young; last 6/26

Weld County
++++County Road 17
Baird's Sparrow (3) (David Ely:Matt Hofeditz) first 7/5


Clear Creek County
++++Mt. Evans Road
NOTE: Last notice, Road is Now opened to top)
Barrow's Goldeneye (1) (Stevens:Shannon) first 6/17
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake & Campgrounds
(Stevens:Shannon) last 6/17
White-tailed Ptarmigan --field/east of Summit Lake parking area
(Stevens:Shannon) first 6/17
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --west end/Summit Lake (Stevens:Shannon)
first 6/17

Gunnison County
++++Washington Gulch Road
Williamson's Sapsucker (male, female, feeding young) (Tom Kresse) first
++++Big Cimarron Road & Campgrounds area
Dusky Grouse (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
++++Silver Jack Campground & Owl Creek Pass
Hooded Warbler --sixth time in seven years (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
Dusky Grouse (3) (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
Williamson's Sapsucker (pair) (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
++++Fish Creek Reservoirs, Gunnison County
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/9
++++Sapinero Mesa Road & CR 149
Gunnison Sage-Grouse --CR 26 & Cutoff (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/8
Grace's Warbler (2) --Hwy 149 & CR 26 (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/8
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Sapinero Mesa & BLM Land
(Stevens:Michaels) first 7/8
Williamson's Sapsucker (pair) --Sapinero Mesa & BLM Land
(Stevens:Michaels) first 7/8
Black-throated Gray Warbler (2) --Gateview area (Stevens:Michaels) first
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Gateview area (Stevens:Michaels) first
Pinyon Jay (10) --Alpine Plateau (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/8
++++Kebler Pass
Dusky Grouse 2; see map (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/7
American Three-toed Woodpecker (2) (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/7
Williamson's Sapsucker (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/7
Purple Martin --Traditional tree near mile 11 (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/7
++++Taylor Park Reservoir
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Lake View Campgrounds (Stevens:Michaels)
first 7/6
Band-tailed Pigeon (Stevens:Michaels) first 7/6
++++Gunnison County Roads
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (3) --CR 38/north of CR 38A (Stevens:Michaels) first

La Plata County
++++Wildcat Canyon (Rafter J)
Acorn Woodpecker (3) (Michael Heaney) last 7/10

Mesa County
++++B Road (east of 31 Road)
Anna's Hummingbird (Denise & Mark Vollmar) reported 7/8

Montezuma County
++++Yellow Jacket Canyon & area
Lucy's Warbler (1) (CoBus group/Washburn:Thompson) (first 4/19) last 7/5
Lucy's Warbler --Ismay Trading Post area (Josh Lefever/Washburn:Thompson)
(first 6/25) last 7/5

Montrose County
++++Nucla Sewer Ponds
Dickcissel (Coen Dexter:Brenda Wright) (first 7/1) last 7/9

Ouray County
++++Ouray and Box Canyon Falls
Black Swift (2) (Jacob Washburn:Jamie Thompson) first 7/9
++++Ridgway State Park
Gray Vireo (Washburn:Thompson) first 7/9
Gray Flycatcher (Washburn:Thompson) first 7/9
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Washburn:Thompson) first 7/9
Black Swift (flyover) (Washburn:Thompson) first 7/9
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) (no previous summer records) (Jacob
Washburn:Jamie Thompson) first 7/8

Good birding!

Directions to birding spots and photos on CoBus website:

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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