---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.
EL PASO COUNTY:---On August 3 a female Phainopepla was reported by Brooks Nelson at Starsmore Discovery Center. Note: This unusual find has yet to be confirmed.
FREMONT COUNTY:---On August 3 a White-winged Crossbill was reported by David Tonnessen at Forest Road 6 to Hayden 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 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.
LARIMER COUNTY: ---On August 2 a Field Sparrow was reported by Denise Bretting at Devils Backbone Open Space. Continuing on August 3 along Hunter's Loop trail.
WELD COUNTY:---On August 3 a Least Bittern was heard at Cozzens Lake by Steve Mlodinow. East end of lake, south side. Responded to recording.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org
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)
Cherry Creek State Park Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)Sunday, August 11
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karen Von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...>; 303-941-4881)
Monday, August 12
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)