Date: 9/7/19 5:30 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, September 7, 2019
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Compiler: Joe Roller. jroller9ATgmail.com
Phone: 303 204-0828
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 cobirds.org and scroll to
the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.
Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
Solitary Sandpiper (San Juan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Jefferson)
LONG-TAILED JAEGER (Pueblo)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Adams, Douglas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
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 6 an (early) adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
at Berkeley Park by Charlie Chase. Present here last winter.
—On September 5 a probable LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Walker Pit,
just west of Franktown, by Hugh Kingery.
—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 September 6 a large shorebird with a long bill graced the mudflats of
the South Platte River delta at Chatfield SP by Lorraine Lanning. It was
ID’d by most as a Long-billed Curlew, based on buffy tones and lack of head
striping in the best photos, but there were also votes for Whimbrel. The ID
is under review.
—On September 2 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported at Chatfield SP by Aaron
—On September 4 a LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported at Pueblo Reservoir (SE
corner flying west) by Brandon Percival. A Pacific Loon was seen later in
the day at the Sailboard area.
SAN JUAN COUNTY:
—On September 2 a Solitary Sandpiper was reported at Molas Lake by Eric
Hynes. This is the first e-bird record for the county.
—On September 1 a Juniper Titmouse was reported at Shelf Road by David
Tønnessen. This is the first e-bird record for the county.
—On September 1 (4) Blue Grosbeak were reported foraging together at Shelf
Road by David Tønnessen. This is a first e-bird record for the county.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details at dfobirds.org
*FALL COUNTS *next weekend! Save the dates and pick a place to join groups
of eager birders on one of these time-honored field trips. There’ll be
eight trips during the peak of fall migration, September 13 through 15.