Date: 9/11/19 5:05 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 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:

White-winged Dove (Denver)



Long-billed Curlew (Jefferson)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Washington)

Caspian Tern (Douglas)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)

Ovenbird (Broomfield)

Tennessee Warbler (Kiowa, Logan))



—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 10 a *GROOVE-BILLED ANI* was seen again, in the Sand Creek
riparian, between the mouth of Westerly Creek and Havana St. Only the 5th
eBird state record, it was first reported September 8 by Jason Bidgood, and
so far about 150 birders have seen it. On September 8th and 9th it was
upstream of the intersection of Xanthia St and Smith Rd. It has been
confiding at times, perched in the open, but often skulks in the dense

—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
Michael Lester.

—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
Steven Mlodinow.

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


—On September 8 a Tennessee Warbler was seen at Pioneer Park in Sterling by
Will Anderson.


—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

*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:

*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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