Date: 7/29/19 8:52 pm From: Burke Angstman <bangstman...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Compiler: Burke Angstman, <bangstman...>
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 more 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 (Ouray)
Great Egret (Jackson)
Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Hepatic Tanager (Otero)
PAINTED BUNTING (*Jefferson, Otero)
---On July 24 Brad Steger reported a Great Egret at 18 Island Reservoir off
US34 about midway between Walden and Muddy Pass/Rabbit Ears Pass.
---On the morning of July 23 a cooperative male Painted Bunting was found
by Claire H. at the Chatfield State Park Audubon Center feeders. It
continues to appear off and on thru July 29, making it perhaps the
most-viewed individual of its species ever in Colorado. If the feeders are
down in early morning or in the evening, be sure to check for the bird in
trees, shrubs and on the ground in vicinity of feeder poles. On July 28 one
specific area where it occurred was the area west of the southernmost of
the two buildings, including the bench where mixed seed that included
millet, apparently its favorite, had been placed. Thank you for updates
posted to COBIRDS, including those about its feeding habits.
---On July 23 a male Painted Bunting and adult Black-throated Sparrow were
reported as "continuing" along Higbee Valley Road (Otero Road 804) by Kevin
Keirn. No details on the locations of these birds were provided but
presumably these were along the Higbee Valley Road from the cemetery
continuing southwest to the end of the road a couple miles hence. Also
seen along this road, famous for its Zone-tailed Hawk(s) last summer, were
Summer Tanager, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Mississippi Kites and
Ash-throated Flycatcher. The turnoff from SR109 onto Higbee Valley Road is
about 12 miles south of LaJunta.
---On the morning of July 27 a yellow (f or imm) Hepatic Tanager was
photographed in a cone-laden juniper in Picketwire Canyon (37°39'18.5"N
103°34'04.2"W) south of LaJunta by Steve Mlodinow. Also seen or heard in
this area were Black-throated Sparrow, Summer Tanager and White-throated
---On July 27 an adult White-winged Dove was reported from Dennis Weaver
Park (yes, THAT Dennis Weaver) in the town of Ouray by David and Susan
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