Date: 9/10/19 3:06 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 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:
White-winged Dove (*Denver)
*GROOVE-BILLED ANI* (*Denver)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Jefferson)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Washington)
LONG-TAILED JAEGER (Pueblo)
Caspian Tern (*Douglas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)
Tennessee Warbler (Kiowa, Logan))
PRAIRIE WARBLER (Jefferson)
—On September 7 an Ovenbird was reported at Alexx & Michaels Pond in
Broomfield by David Ely & Matt Hofeditz. There is only one previous eBird
—On September 9 a *GROOVE-BILLED ANI* was reported in the eBird hotspot
“Sand Creek--Westerly Creek to Smith Rd”. First reported September 8 by
Jason Bidgood, who spread the word quickly, allowing myriad birders to hop
to it and enjoy this mega-rarity, the 5th state eBird record. It was seen
from both sides of Sand Creek, upstream of the intersection of Xanthia St
and Smith Rd, and “near the RK plant”. Park on Xanthia St, just south of
Smith Rd. It has been confiding at times, perched in the open, but often
skulks in the dense understory there.
—On September 9 a White-winged Dove was reported at Sand Creek-Westerly
Creek to Smith Rd by Tony Leukering.
—On September 6 an (early) adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
at Berkeley Park by Charlie Chase. Present here last winter.
—On September 9 a Caspian Tern was reported at the Chatfield SP—Marina
Sandpit by Kevin Williams.
—On September 8 a PRAIRIE WARBLER was reported on the trail from the
Kingfisher Bridge parking lot toward the South Platte River delta by
—On September 6 a (juv) Long-billed Curlew graced the mudflats of the South
Platte River delta at Chatfield SP, found by Lorraine Lanning. Habitat for
shorebirds is good there now.
—On September 7 and 9 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen in Eads by
—On September 7 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Neenoshe Reservoir by
—On September 8 a Tennessee Warbler was seen at Pioneer Park in Sterling by
—On September 4 a LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported at Pueblo Reservoir (SE
corner flying west) by Brandon Percival.
—On September 8 a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported near the inlet canal
of Prewitt Reservoir; first reported September 7 by David Tonnesson.
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.