Date: 7/12/19 5:17 am
From: Dean Shoup <deshoup723...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 12, 2019

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

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:



Ash-throated Flycatcher (*Adams)


Plumbeous Vireo (Denver)

Carolina Wren (Baca)

Baltimore Oriole (Adams)

Northern Parula (El Paso)

Dickcissel (Montrose)


—-On July 11 an Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal in a locust tree by the south Ladora parking area by Eric Dinkel.
This is a continuing first summer record at the Arsenal and only the third
record overall (year-round, all years) at this location. (eBird data).
First reported by Orien Richmond on July 10.

—-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 10 a first-year YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported at Blanca
Wetlands by Lisa Rawinski. Currently, the wetlands are closed but will be
open to birders on July 16th. The bird was seen in the wetlands just to the
NW of the parking lot at North Mallard. This appears to be a first San Luis
Valley record.


—-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 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 of 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. First reported by Richard
Bunn on June 26.


—-On July 10 a BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER was reported at Reservoir Ridge
Natural Area by Fawn Simonds. The bird was seen approximately 0.6 miles
from the Michaud parking lot in a Narrow Leaf Cottonwood. If accepted by
the Colorado Bird Records Committee, this would be the third record for
Colorado. Accepted records have been in Alamosa County, 2013 and Weld
County, 2007.

—-On July 10 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported at Wellington SWA -Schware
Unit by Matt Newport. That has been its haunt since first reported on April
29 by Josh Bruening.


—-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).

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on ***

*Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)*
Saturday, July 13 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chris Gilbert chrisgee9... or 804-214-1508

*Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*
Sunday, July 14 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza kvonsaltza... or 303-941-4881

*Park County Explorations*
Monday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 16 4:30 AM - 3:00 PM
David Suddjian dsuddjian... or 831-713-8659

*Banner Lakes SWA (Weld County)*
Tuesday, July 16 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mark Amershek mamershek... or 303-329-8646

*Ken Caryl Valley Area*
Friday, July 19 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian dsuddjian... or 831-713-8659

Good birding!

Dean Shoup


(720) 272-9042

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