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

Compiler: Joe Roller.

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 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)


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.


—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

*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.

Sign up now at the DFO website:

*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 COUNT: Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Friday, September 13

6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Cynthia Madsen (cmadsen08 AT; 303-770-6534)

*FALL COUNT: Audubon Nature Center*

Saturday, September 14

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT <>; 303-388-0891)

*FALL COUNT: Chatfield State Park*

Saturday, September 14

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT; 303-978-1748)

*FALL COUNT: Lower Bear Creek*

Saturday, September 14

6:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mary Geder (mfg5000 AT; 303-981-8823)

*FALL COUNT: Barr Lake State Park*

Saturday, September 14

6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

David Hill (d_d_hill AT; 303-870-4316)

*FALL COUNT: Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR*

Sunday, September 15

6:15 AM - 5:00 PM

David Hill (d_d_hill AT; 303-870-4316)

*FALL COUNT: Castlewood Canyon State Park (Douglas County) *

Sunday, September 15

6:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT; 804-214-1508)

*FALL COUNT: Barr Lake Periphery*

Sunday, September 15

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT; 720-277-7118)

*Northeastern Colorado*

Sunday, September 15

6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Paul Slingsby & Chuck Hundertmark (paslingsby AT; 720-347-5169)

Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver, CO

303 204-0828

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