Date: 9/3/19 9:55 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 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:

Mute Swan (Boulder)
Solitary Sandpiper (San Juan)
Red Phalarope (Boulder)
Caspian Tern (Las Animas)
Gray Flycatcher (Jackson)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Jefferson)
Eastern Kingbird (San Miguel)
Canada Jay (Douglas)
Juniper Titmouse(Teller)
Black-and-white Warbler (Jackson)
Blue Grosbeak (Teller)

—On September 1 an immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Lowell Ponds SWA by James Roberts.

—On September 2 (2) Mute Swan were reported at Swede Lakes/Lagerman Agricultural Preserve by Sue Riffe.
—On August 30 a Red Phalarope was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported on August 29 by Peter Burke.

—On August 28 (2) Canada Jay was reported at Experimental Forest Rd (39.157, -105.03) by David Tønnessen. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.

—On September 1 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Cowdrey reservoir by Noah Kahn. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.
—On August 30 a Gray Flycatcher was reported in Cowdrey at FSR 895 (40.985, -106.272) by Elaine Wagner.

—On September 2 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported at Chatfield SP by Aaron Shipe.

—On August 29 a Caspian Tern was reported at Trinidad Reservoir by Tony Godfrey.

—On September 2 a Solitary Sandpiper was reported at Molas Lake, foraging on the east shore near campsite #23. Reported by Eric Hynes. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.

—On September 1 an Eastern Kingbird was reported at Dry Creek Basin MM41 Pond by Coen and Brenda Dexter.

—On September 1 a Juniper Titmouse was reported at Shelf Road by David Tønnessen. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.
—On September 1 (4) Blue Grosbeak were reported foraging together at Shelf Road by David Tønnessen. This is a first county e-bird record for this species.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details at

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

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

Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
Saturday, September 7
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT; 804-214-1508)

Spruce Mountain Open Space
Sunday, September 8
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT; 303-655-9135)

Western Colorado
Monday, September 9 - Tuesday, September 10
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT; 831-713-8659)

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
ahilf AT

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