Date: 8/27/19 12:27 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: 303.888.5110

Birders 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 a 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:

Long-billed Curlew (*Broomfield)
Marbled Godwit (Boulder, *Saguache)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Rio Grande)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*Morgan)
Magnolia Warbler (Archuleta)

—On August 24 (4) Magnolia Warblers were reported at Pagosa Springs 45 Eagle's Loft Dr (37.2611,-107.0801). Reported by Bill Smyth.

--On August 25 (3) Marbled Godwits were reported at Lagerman Reservoir; first reported there on August 21 by David Smith.

—On August 26 a Long-bilked Curlew was reported at Great Western Reservoir by Norm Erthal.

—On August 26 a Piping Plover was reported at the Plum Creek Delta of Chatfield State Park; other shorebirds in area include Semipalmated Sandpiper. First reported on August 24 by Joey Kellner.

—On August 24 (3) Baird’s Sparrows were reported SE of Crook, CO (40.8417,-102.6901) by Bill Kaempfer.

—On August 26 an Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at the playa by Morgan CT JJ & Hwy 71 by Chuck Aid. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.

—On August 23 (2) Pectoral Sandpipers were reported at Road 1S pond (37.5603180, -106.0442160) NE of Monte Vista NWR. Reported by David Dowell.

—On August 26 a Marbled Godwit was reported at Russel Lakes SWA by Stephen Noseworthy.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details at

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, August 29
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (<dsud......>; 831-713-8659)

Sandstone Ranch (Guided Access) (Field Trip Leaders only this initial trip)
Friday, August 30
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich & Harriet Stratton (Email: <GreggGoodrich...> Phone: 303-655-9135)

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Saturday, August 31
6:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Amber Carver (Email: <caramb22...> Phone: 310-483-5721)

First Creek at RM Arsenal
Sunday, September 1
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955 (cell))

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Monday, September 2
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)

Southeastern Colorado
Tuesday, September 3
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)

Ouzel Falls, Rocky Mt. Natl. Park
Wednesday, September 4
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
John Malenich (Email: <john.malenich...> Phone: 303-359-9456 cell)

FALL COUNTS are coming up! Save the dates and pick a place to join groups of eager birders on one of these time-honored birding trips. There’ll be seven trips in all during the peak of fall migration, September 13 through 15.
Sign up now at the DFO website:

Details will appear on the Colorado RBA as the dates draw near.

Good birding!

Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO

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