Date: 9/22/19 12:01 am From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, September 22, 2019
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Compiler: Allison Hilf; ahilf AT me.com
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:
GROOVE-BILLED ANI (Denver)
Sabine’s Gull (Multiple reports in several counties; see COBirds for updates)
Arctic Tern (*WELD)
GRAY FLYCATCHER (Arapahoe, *Montrose, Phillips, Weld)
Bewick’s Wren (Weld)
Baird’s Sparrow (*Kit Carson)
Prothonotary Warbler (*Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Nashville Warbler (*Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Mesa)
Hooded Warbler (*Arapahoe)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Teller)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (*Adams, Bent, Cheyenne)
Grace’s Warbler (Ouray)
—On September 21 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was banded at the Barr Lake Banding Station by Merideth McBurney.
—On September 20 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lee Gulch Trail, approximately 50 ft from Mineral, by Santiago Taberas.
—On September 20 a GRAY FLYCATCHER was reported at Cherry Creek SP/Railroad Bed Trail by Meg Reck.
—On September 16 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Richmil Ranch Open Space (Loop trail and road) by David Suddjian.
—On September 19 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at Hasty Campground (NE corner) by Dave Leatherman. This is the first non-spring report for this species in Bent County.
—On September 19 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at Mitchek Ranch (private- view from ROAD only) by David Suddjian. This is a first non-spring report report for this species in Cheyenne County.
—On September 19 a GROOVE-BILLED ANI continued in the Sand Creek riparian, between Westerly Creek and Smith Rd. It was first reported there September 8 by Jason Bidgood. At times it roams upstream of Westerly Creek. Park on Xanthia St or on 37th near Alton Ct.
***Please note this area is NOT in “Sand Creek Park”, which is upstream in Adams County. Please don’t use this location for any e-bird report.
ALL sightings have been in Denver County.
—On September 21 a Nashville Warbler was reported at Belmar Park in the southwest corner by the bench, by Art Hudak.
—On September 20 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported at Belmar Park, on the southwest side of Kountze Lake. First reported on Sep.18 by Alicia Arnold.
—On September 17 a Tennessee Warbler was reported from Belmar Park. First reported September 13 by Aaron Shipe.
KIT CARSON COUNTY:
—On September 21 a Baird’s Sparrow was reported in Bethune, at 13175 CR 37, by David Tønnessen.
—On September 17 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported and banded at Connected Lakes Section of the James M Robb Colorado River State Park, at the Grand Valley Audubon Society Banding Station by Vicki Morgan. This is a first Mesa County e-bird record for this species.
—On September 21 a Grey Flycatcher was reported at Nucla WTP by Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter.
—On September 19 a Grace’s Warbler was reported in Ridgeway at 401-499 Which Way Dr., by Craig Swolgaard.
—On September 17 a GRAY FLYCATCHER was reported at CR7 (CR20 to CR10) by David Suddjian. This is a first Phillips County e-bird record for this species.
—On September 20 an Ovenbird was reported at Lamar Community College Woods by Dave Leatherman. It was seen under Russian-olives at the extreme north end just where the trail starts heading south at the bottom of the entry hill.
—On September 17 a Chestnut-sided Warbler, a Northern Waterthrush and a Brown Thrasher were reported at Manitou Lake by David Tønnessen.
—On September 20 an Arctic Tern was reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—On September 20 a GRAY FLYCATCHER was reported at Pawnee National Grassland/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.
—On September 17 a Bewick’s Wren was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Charlie Chase. This is only the 2nd Weld County e-bird record for this species.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details at dfobirds.org
Hidden Mesa Open Space - Douglas County (Pleasant View Drive Trailhead)
Sunday, September 22
6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)
Monday, September 23
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT comcast.net; 303-359-9456)
Tuesday, September 24
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
Ahilf AT me.com