Date: 8/13/19 2:51 am
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for August 13, 2019
Hello cobirders,

Our report is called Rare Bird Alert because search engines find it
better. The report is really "Uncommon Bird Report" Not all uncommon
birds are rare birds. Birders may want to know where to see them anyway!
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NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: To reduce length of report, only recent sightings listed; visit
Colorado Birding Society's website everyday for additional sightings!

Reports added: 8/12/2019
Boulder (Red-headed Woodpecker)
El Paso (Ash-throated Flycatcher)
Huerfano (Hepatic Tanager)
Larimer (Black Swift)
Logan (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Bell's Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher,
Eastern Bluebird, Baltimore Oriole)
Otero (Eastern Bluebird)


Adams County
++++Barr Lake
American Redstart --east of banding station (Stevens) first 8/11
Townsend's Warbler --west side (Stevens) first 8/11
++++Eastern Adams County
Burrowing Owl (2) --160th avenue/west/Yellow Jacket Rd (Michaels/Stevens)
(first 4/19) 1; last 8/9

Arapahoe County
++++Richmil Ranch Open Space & Area
Cassin's Kingbird (12) (David Suddjian/Stevens) (first 5/3) 2; last 8/9

Boulder County
++++Eldorado Mountain Open Space
Red-headed Woodpecker (Bryan Guarente/Barbara Baring) (first 6/25) 2;
last 8/12
(Latest: Spring Brook Loop North; snags on the slope west of trail near
the ridge)
++++Greenlee Preserve & Waneka Lake
American Redstart (2) (Randall Siebert) first 8/11

Douglas County
++++Cherry Creek Trail & Walker Pit
Common Loon --Gravel Pit (Hugh Kingery/Terry Michaels) (first 6/22) last
++++Platte Canyon Reservoir area
Dickcissel --west of Roxborough road at Highline canal (Norm Lewis) first

Elbert County
++++West Kiowa Creek Road
Red-eyed Vireo (David Tonnessen) first 8/11
Cassin's Kingbird --public gazebo across from the school (Leatherman)
first 8/9

El Paso County
++++Cheyenne Mountain Park
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Deborah Barnes/Stephen Chang) (first 5/18) 2;
last 8/12
++++Adams Open Space
Mississippi Kite (2) (Glenn Gade/Tanja Britton) (first 5/26) last 8/11
++++Aiken Canyon Preserve
Ash-throated Flycatcher (3) (Terence Berger/Eric Storms) (first 8/5) 2;
last 8/11
++++Rampart Reservoir
Common Loon (Gloria Nikolai/Kevin Ash) (first 7/23) 2; last 8/7

Huerfano County
++++Santa Clara Creek/Rouse Road
Hepatic Tanager (pair) (Polly Wren & Paul Neldner/Stevens:Michaels)
(first 5/27) last 8/12

Jefferson County
++++Reynolds Park
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Stevens:Shannon/Stevens) (first 6/16)
last 8/6
Williamson's Sapsucker (Stevens:Shannon/Stevens) (first 6/16) last 8/6
Dusky Grouse (Stevens:Shannon/Stevens) (first 6/16) last 8/6
++++Cheesman Reservoir & Stoney Pass Road Area
Flammulated Owl (Jeff Dawson:Mackenzie Goldthwait:Doug Kibbe) first 8/6

Larimer County
++++Black Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Black Swift (2+) (Andy Bankert) first 8/12
++++Timnath Reservoir
Black-bellied Plover --north central spit/seen from Lake Breeze Court
(Sue Riffe) first 8/8
++++Devil's Backbone
Field Sparrow (Denise Bretting/Lori Brummer) (again 8/2) last 8/6


Otero County
++++Higbee Valley Road Area (CR 804)
Eastern Bluebird (2) (Kevin Keirn/David Suddjian) (first 7/23) 4; last
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (3) (David Dowell/Leukering) (first 1/10) 1; last


Logan County
++++Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2) --1 West/East (Richard Stevens/Bez Bezuidenhout)
(first 5/24) 2; last 8/10
Bell's Vireo (4) --1 West (Stevens/Bezuidenhout) (first 5/24) 4; last 8/10
Great Crested Flycatcher (Stevens/Bezuidenhout) (first 5/24) 2; last 8/10
Eastern Bluebird (Stevens/Bezuidenhout) (first 5/24) last 8/10
Baltimore Oriole (Stevens/Bezuidenhout) (first 5/24) 2; last 8/10

Morgan County
++++Brush Wildlife Area
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (3) (Luke Pheneger) first 8/11
Baltimore Oriole (Pheneger) first 8/11
++++Riverside Park; Fort Morgan
Willet (Luke Pheneger) first 8/11
Red-headed Woodpecker (Pheneger) first 8/11
++++Playas at CR 23 & CR HH
Black-bellied Plover (2) (Chuck Hundertmark) first 8/10


Clear Creek Counties
++++Mt. Evans Road
American Three-toed Woodpecker --Echo Lake & Campgrounds (Stevens) last
White-tailed Ptarmigan --field/east of Summit Lake parking area
(Stevens:Shannon) (first 6/17) last 8/7
White-tailed Ptarmigan --below upper parking lot (Stevens) first 8/7
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (2) --west end/Summit Lake
(Stevens:Shannon/Stevens) (first 6/17) last 8/7

Montrose County
++++Nucla Sewer Ponds
Least Sandpiper (Dexter:Wright) (first 7/6) 2; last 8/11

Ouray County
++++County Road 5
Purple Martin (2) --see map (Don Marsh) first 8/7

Summit County
++++Dillon Reservoir
Barrow's Goldeneye (3) (Naomi Altman) first 8/11

Good birding!

Directions to birding spots and photos on CoBus website:

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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