Date: 8/1/19 9:00 pm
From: Burke Angstman <bangstman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 2, 2019

Date:  Friday, August 2, 2019

E-mail:  RBA AT

Compiler:  Burke Angstman, <bangstman...>

Phone:  303.984.4963

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 and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:

Northern Waterthrush (*Douglas)

White-winged Dove (Ouray)

Hepatic Tanager (Otero)

PAINTED BUNTING (Jefferson, Otero)

---On August 1 a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Bea Weaver near the intersection of N. Platte River Road and W. Pine Creek Road. (39.3584,-105.1696). Early migrant.


---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 31, 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 Juy 27 a male Painted Bunting was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Higbee Valley Road (Otereo CR 804)

---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 Swift. 


---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 Disher.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on

Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill (Boulder County)

Friday, August 2

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (<chundertmark8...>; 303-604-0531)

Caribou Ranch (Boulder County)

Saturday, August 3

6:00 AM - 1:00 PM

John Malenich  (<john.malenich...>; 303-359-9456)

Lyons Area (Boulder and Larimer Counties)

Saturday, August 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (<mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)

eBird Field Training (Carson Nature Center)

Sunday, August 4

6:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (<GreggGoodrich...>; 303-655-9135)

Mt. Evans Area (Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties)

Tuesday, August 6

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
John Malenich  (<john.malenich...>; 303-359-9456)

Bluff Lake Nature Center (Denver County)Saturday, August 10

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Megan Miller  (<Megan.k.miller2473...>; 720-775-9710)

Good birding! 

Burke Angstman




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