Date: 11/3/19 10:13 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, November 4, 2019
Date: For Monday, November 4, 2019

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org<http://cobirds.org/>

Compiler: Dave Leatherman; <daleatherman...>

Phone : 970-416-0193 (h), 970-690-2257 (c)


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<http://cobirds.org/> and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:



Tundra Swan (Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Park)

Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Summit)

Surf Scoter (El Paso, Larimer*, Park)

Black Scoter (Bent*, Broomfield, Jefferson*)

White-winged Scoter (Larimer)

Long-tailed Duck (Larimer*, Park)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Boulder)

Dunlin (Routt, Weld)

Red-throated Loon (Kiowa, Bent)

Pacific Loon (Denver, Mesa*)

GYRFALCON (Larimer*)

Winter Wren (Jefferson)

Wood Thrush (Boulder)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Park)

Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (El Paso*)

Rusty Blackbird (Eagle*, Larimer)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)

Ovenbird (Mesa)

Western Tanager (Ouray*)




ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

--On October 31 a Red-necked Grebe was reported amid a group of Western Grebes at Cherry Creek SP by Glenn Walbek.

--On October 31 (3) Tundra Swans were reported at Aurora Reservoir by Diane Roberts.


BENT COUNTY:

--On November 2 a Black Scoter, perhaps a continuing bird first reported by Steve Mlodinow in late October, was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by David Tonnessen.

--On November 2 (2) Red-throated Loons were reported swimming together at John Martin Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.





BOULDER COUNTY:

**NOTE, the following two birds have moved between public and private property, but have MOSTLY been seen on PRIVATE PROPERTY, particularly when they are closer to 30th street. Private property should be respected:

—On October 29 a Black-throated Green Warbler was reported in Boulder at 29th Street where it crosses over tiny Canyon Creek just north of Baseline Road. A Wood Thrush was further east along the creek, almost to 30th Street and was last reported on October 26. The Black-throated Green Warbler was first reported on October 19 by Nick Moore. The Wood Thrush was first reported on October 23 by Nathan Pieplow.

--On October 31 a Tundra Swan was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. (3) were first reported on October 30 by Luke Pheneger.

--On October 30 (5) Tundra Swans were reported at Barker Reservoir in Boulder by Loren Merrill.

--On October 31 a Tundra Swan was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Peter Burke.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

--On October 31 a female Black Scoter was reported at Plaster Reservoir by Matt Hofeditz.


DENVER COUNTY:

—On October 31 a Pacific Loon was reported at Marston Reservoir-West End. First reported on October 25 by Doug Kibbe.


EAGLE COUNTY:

--On November 3 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Lake Creek Village wetlands by Jennifer Prusse. This area is between I-70 and the Eagle River west of the Edwards Exit. See Jennifer's eBird checklist.

EL PASO COUNTY:

--On October 29 a pair of Surf Scoters was reported at Prospect Lake within Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, by Tanja Britton.

--On November 3 an immature Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at the feeder set-up within Red Rock Canyon Open Space, first reported by Jim Merritt on Oct. 30.


FREMONT COUNTY:

--On October 29 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported along Skyline Drive in Canon City by Jerry DeBoer.





JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On November 3 a Black Scoter was reported in Lakewood at Bear Creek Lake Park, first reported on October 26 by Phil Lyon.

—On October 20, updated as recently as October 26, a Magnolia Warbler was reported in Lakewood at Denver West Office Park (1658 Cole Boulevard), Building 6. Other warblers reported at this site included a Black-throated Green Warbler reported as late as October 25, Nashville and Yellow, also as recently as October 26. Historically, warblers occur at this site well into winter and the site should continue to be checked. Please report updates.

--On November 2 (3) Tundra Swans were reported at Standley Lake Park, south shore, by David and Mitchell Bailey.

--On November 2 (3) Tundra Swans were reported at Tucker Lake by James McCall.

--On November 1 a Winter Wren was reported from the Waterton Canyon Trail (39.4839095, -105.1127136) by Loren Merrill.


KIOWA COUNTY:

--On November 2 a Red-throated Loon thought to be a continuing adult bird from a week ago was reported from NeeNoshe Res by the team of Glenn Walbek, Steve Larsen and Steve Mlodinow.


LARIMER COUNTY:

--On November 1 a Rusty Blackbird was reported along a flowing ditch nw of the nw corner of Boxelder Reservoir #3 (Smith Reservoir SWA) on the east side of Larimer CR11 north of 66 Road. The bird frequents a weir area with dripping water about 50 yards east of, and viewable from, CR11. There is a green metal gate along CR11 and walk-ins from here are allowed along a two-lane dirt road e of the gate to access views of the ditch. First reported on 30 October by Dave Leatherman.

--On November 2 a White-winged Scoter was reported at the north end of Horseshoe Lake as viewed from 57th in Loveland, first reported by Nick Komar on October 30.

--On October 31 (5) Trumpeter Swans were reported at the north end of Boyd Lake S.P. (fee area) by Judie Wright.

--On October 31 (3, then 4) Tundra Swans, 2a and 2i, were reported at the north end of Boyd Lake S.P. first by Judie Wright, then Derek Hill.

--On November 1 a Tundra Swan was reported at Lake Estes in Estes Park by Marc Hemmes.

--On October 31 an immature Long-tailed Duck was reported in the north end of Boyd Lake S.P. by Derek Hill.

--On November 2 (2) Tundra Swans were reported from the Cobb Lake Unit of Wellington SWA, first reported by Andy Bankert on November 1.

--On November 2 (5) Tundra Swans were reported from Douglas Reservoir by John Shenot and mob. Rachel Hopper reported seeing what she thought were the same birds later in the day at North Poudre #4 Reservoir (closed access, view from CR11).

--On November 2 (5) Tundra Swans were reported from Bee Lake #5 by Dean Winegar. This is probably the same group reported from both Douglas Res. and North Poudre #4.

--On November 3 a immature Long-tailed Duck was reported from North Poudre #4, first reported on November 2 by Rachel Hopper. This reservoir must be viewed from CR11.

--On November 2 a very out of place Juniper Titmouse was reported from the East Longs Peak Trail in RMNP by Russell Hillsley. No photos but well described.

--On November 3 (3) imm/f type Surf Scoters were reported at Douglas Reservoir by Dave Leatherman.

--On November 3 a gray-phase Gyrfalcon, perhaps a returnee from last winter, appeared on Trilby Road by the Larimer County Landfill in southwest Fort Collins, reported by Robert Beauchamp. Only report has been to CFO Facebook, so birders interested in seeing photos and details are referred there.



MESA COUNTY:

--On November 3 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Highline Lake S.P., where a pair was first reported on October 30 by Carol Ortenzio.

--On November 2 an Ovenbird was reported from Connected Lake S.P. by Art Reisman (see eBird checklist for details).

--On November 3 a Pacific Loon was reported from Highline Lake S.P., first reported on November 2 by Jon Horn.


PARK COUNTY:

--On October 31 (21) Tundra Swans, yes 21, were reported at Spinney Mountain Reservoir S.P. in South Park by David Tonnessen

--On October 31 (19) Tundra Swans, yes 19, were reported at Eleven Mile Reservoir in South Park by David Tonnessen. Also reported here was a Chestnut-collared Longspur, rare for any of Colorado's mountain parks.

--On November 2 (4) Tundra Swans were reported at Spinney Mountain Reservoir S.P. by Joey Kellner's DFO group.

--On November 2 (6) Surf Scoters were reported at Spinney Mountain Reservoir S.P. by Joey Kellner's DFO group.

--On November 2 a Long-tailed Duck was reported diving with the scoters at Spinney Mountain Reservoir S. P. by Joey Kellner's DFO group.


OURAY COUNTY:

--On November 3 a late Western Tanager was reported on Chipeta Drive in Ridgway by Don Marsh.


ROUTT:
--On October 31 a Dunlin was reported at Lake Catamount s of Steamboat Springs by Grey Barbier.


WELD COUNTY:

--On October 28 a Dunlin was reported at the North end of Union Reservoir by Susan Rosine.


SUMMIT:

--On November 1 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported in the Arapaho NF at Lake Dillon (39.5958,-106.0896) by Misty Walters.

After the following big gap that I can't get rid of (don't laugh), see details of DFO field trips upcoming in the next few weeks.











Upcoming DFO Field Trips....trip details at dfobirds.org


North-Central Colorado

Tuesday, November 5

5:30 AM - 6:00 PM

David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com<http://gmail.com/>; 831-713-8659)


Belmar Historic Park

Sunday, November 10

7:00AM - 11:00AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (<patodrisk...> or 303-885-6955 (cell))


Northeastern Colorado

Tuesday, November 12

5:00AM - 7:00PM

David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com<http://gmail.com/>; 831-713-8659)


Reuter-Hess Reservoir (Douglas County)

Wednesday, November 13

7:00AM - noon

Tim Ryan and Diane Roberts (<Tryan4thebirds...> or 720-545-5084
<Samatha576...> or 720-278-9025)


Pueblo Area

Saturday, November 16

6:00AM - 4:00PM

Ira and Tammy Sanders (<zroadrunner14...> or 303-278-7172)


Bluff Lake Nature Center (Denver County)

Saturday, November 16

8:00AM - 11:30AM

Megan Miller (<megan.k.miller2473...> or 720-775-9710)


Denver City Park

Sunday, November 17

7:00AM - 11:30AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (




Good Birding,

Dave Leatherman <daleatherman...>

970-416-0193 (h) 970-690-2257 (c)

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