Date: 8/4/19 8:32 pm
From: Burke Angstman <bangstman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 5, 2019

Date:  Monday, August 5, 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:

White-winged Crossbill (Fremont)LEAST BITTERN (Weld)Field Sparrow (*Larimer)Northern Waterthrush (Douglas)

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

FREMONT COUNTY:---On August 3 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Forest Road 6 to Hayden Pass by David Tonnessen.

---On the morning of July 23 a cooperative male Painted Bunting was found at the Chatfield State Park Audubon Center feeders by Claire H.  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 4 a Field Sparrow was reported at Devils Backbone Open Space along Hunter's Loop trail. First found August 2 by Denise Bretting.
WELD COUNTY:---On August 3 a Least Bittern was heard at Cozzens Lake (east end of lake, south side) by Steve Mlodinow.  Responded to recording.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on

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)
Southeastern Colorado
Monday, August 12

4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
David Suddjian  (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)
Good birding! 

Burke Angstman




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