Date: 10/19/19 9:22 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, October 20, 2019
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT
Compiler: Allison Hilf; ahilf AT
Phone : 303-888-5110

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:

Surf Scoter (Adams, Park)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (*Douglas, Larimer, Park)
Red Phalarope (Park)
Mew Gull (Washington)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (*Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (El Paso)
Black-throated Green Warbler (*Boulder, Weld)

—On October 18 a Surf Scoter was reported at what used to be called “Heron Pond” at Lowell Ponds State Wildlife Area, on the eastern most pond, by Bob Canter.

—On October 19 a Black-throated Green Warbler was reported at 30th and Aurora Area by Nick Moore. Last seen in trees just east from 29th Street, where it crosses over the small creek.

—On October 19 an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported at Chatfield SP—Plum Creek Delta; first reported there and at the Marina Sandspit October 12 by Joey Kellner. It was accompanied by other shorebirds, including Black-bellied Plover, Dublin and Pectoral Sandpiper.

—On October 15 a Chestnut-sided Warner was reported at Memorial Park/Prospect Lake, behind the Police Memorial, by Terence Berger.

—On October 19 a Pacific Loon and (2) Common Loons were reported at Douglas Reservoir by John Shenot.
—On October 16 a LESSER NIGHTHAWK was reported at North Shields Pond Natural Area by David Wade.
—On October 15 a PARASITIC JAEGER was reported from Warren Lake. First reported October 12 by Bob Righter. This private lake can be viewed from these locations, provided by Rachel Hopper: (40.533634,-105.053946) and (40.530372,-105.063571).
—On October 14 an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported at Timnath Reservoir by Josh Bruening.

—On October 19 a sub adult male BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at a private residence in Palisade. The address is 566 36 Road (East Orchard Mesa ). The house is at the end of a long driveway just across from the fire station. The house is on the right side of the drive. The hummer is still coming in on a regular basis to the driveway feeder. Best time for viewing is in mornings when the sun is on the driveway feeder. It is in the shade after 2 pm. Visitors are welcome to view FROM THE DRIVEWAY and park along the driveway. First reported on September 28 by Gene Byrne. This would be the fourth state record, the first in 2002 was also in Mesa County.

—On October 17 a POMARINE JAEGER was reported at Antero Reservoir by Kevin DeBour.
—On October 15 (9) Surf Scoters were reported at Eleven Mile State Park by Steve Mlodinow.
—On October 15 an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and (4) Black-bellied Plovers were reported at Spinney Mountain Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—On October 15 a Red Phalarope was reported at Antero Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.

—On October 14 a Red-throated Loon was reported off the South Shore Marina at Pueblo Reservoir by Brandon Percival.

—On October 14 a Mew Gull was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by David Dowell.

—On October 15 a Black-throated Green Warbler was reported at Glenmore Park. First reported on October 13 by Shawn Mason.

—On October 19 a SPRAGUE’S PIPIT was reported in Hale at “Pipit Hill”. (3) First reported on October 5 by David Dowell.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details at

Brush Hollow, Aiken and Rock Creek Canyon
Sunday, October 20
6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT; 626-318-4435)

Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space (Douglas County)
Sunday, October 20
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (<chrisgee9...>; 804-214-1508)

Park County Reservoirs
Tuesday, October 22
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Lincoln Mountain Open Space, Douglas County
Saturday, October 26
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT; 804-214-1508)

Bluff Lake Nature Center
Saturday, October 26
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT; 720-775-9710)

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Sunday, October 27
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Patrick O'Driscoll (<patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

Happy Birding!
Allison Hilf, Aurora
Ahilf AT

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