Date: 9/8/19 5:05 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, September 8, 2019
Date: Sunday, September 8, 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:


Long-billed Curlew (Jefferson)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (*Washington)



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)

Ovenbird (*Broomfield)

Tennessee Warbler (*Kiowa)


—On September 7 an Ovenbird was reported at Alexx & Michaels Pond in
Broomfield by David Ely & Matt Hofeditz. There is only one previous eBird
county record.


—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 (juv) LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Walker
Pit, just west of Franktown, by Hugh Kingery.


—On September 6 a (juv) Long-billed Curlew graced the mudflats of the South
Platte River delta at Chatfield SP, found by Lorraine Lanning. The ID was
reviewed and confirmed. Habitat for shorebirds is good there now.


—On September 7 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen in Eads by Steven

—On September 7 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steven Mlodinow.


—On September 4 a LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported at Pueblo Reservoir (SE
corner flying west) by Brandon Percival.


—On September 7 a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported near the inlet canal
of Prewitt Reservoir by David Tonnesson and seen by others later in the

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:

*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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