Date: 8/28/19 3:31 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 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)
Red Phalarope (*Jackson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*Morgan)
White-winged Crossbill (*Douglas)
Eastern Kingbird (*Clear Creek)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Teller)
Bobolink (*Jackson)
Northern Waterthrush (*Clear Creek)
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-billed Curlew was reported at Great Western Reservoir by Norm Erthal.

—On August 27 an Eastern Kingbird was reported at Bard Creek Ponds (PRIVATE, must view from roads). Reported by David Suddjian.
— On August 27 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Bard Creek Ponds (PRIVATE, must view from roads). Reported by Dale Pate.

—On August 27 a White-winged Crosbill was reported at Rampart Range Lodgepole Pine Forest; near El Paso County by David Tønnessen.
—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 27 a Red Phalarope was reported at Cowdrey Reservoir by Nathan Pieplow. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.
—On August 27 (4) Bobolink were reported in Walden by a steam that crosses CR12 W (40.735,-106.42). Reported by Nathan Pie-plow

—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.

—On August 27 a Clay-colored Sparrow was reported at Manitou Lake by David Tønnessen.

Upcoming DFO Fielder d Trips...trip details at

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, August 29
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 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 (<GreggGoodrich...>; 303-655-9135)

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

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

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

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

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

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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