Date: 11/5/19 4:29 am From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday November 5, 2019
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich GreggGoodrich <GreggGoodrich...> at
Phone : 303-655-9135
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:
Tundra Swan (Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, *Rio Grande)
Trumpeter Swan (*Mesa, *Summit)
Surf Scoter (Larimer, Park)
Black Scoter (Bent, Broomfield,*Jefferson)
White-winged Scoter (Larimer)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer, *Morgan, Park)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Dunlin (Routt, Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa, Bent)
Pacific Loon (Denver, *Jefferson, Mesa)
Winter Wren (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Park)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (El Paso)
Rusty Blackbird (Eagle, Larimer)
Western Tanager (Ouray)
--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
--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.
--On October 31 a Tundra Swan was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Peter
--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 female Black Scoter was reported at Plaster Reservoir by
—On October 31 a Pacific Loon was reported at Marston Reservoir-West End.
First reported on October 25 by Doug Kibbe.
--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 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.
—On November 4 a Black Scoter was reported in Lakewood at Bear Creek Lake
Park, first reported on October 26 by Phil Lyon.
—On November 4 a Pacific Loon was reported in Lakewood at Bear Creek Lake
Park, first reported on November 3 by John Drummond. Also, a Common Loon on
--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
--On November 1 a Winter Wren was reported from the Waterton Canyon Trail
(39.4839095, -105.1127136) by Loren Merrill.
--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.
--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
--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 3 (3) imm/f type Surf Scoters were reported at Douglas
Reservoir by Dave Leatherman.
--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 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
--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 November 2 an Ovenbird was reported from Connected Lake S.P. by Art
Reisman (see eBird checklist for details).
--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 1 a Tundra Swan was reported at Lake Estes in Estes Park by
--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 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 October 31 an immature Long-tailed Duck was reported in the north end
of Boyd Lake S.P. by Derek Hill.
--On November 4 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Highline Lake S.P., where
a pair was first reported on October 30 by Carol Ortenzio.
--On November 3 a Pacific Loon was reported from Highline Lake S.P., first
reported on November 2 by Jon Horn.
—On November 3 (2) Long-tailed Ducks on the south side of Jackson Lake
reported by Norm Lewis on the 3rd.
--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.
--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 3 a late Western Tanager was reported on Chipeta Drive in
Ridgway by Don Marsh.
RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
—On November 4 a Tundra Swan was reported at 1689 Cnty Rd 18, Del Norte by
—On October 31 a Dunlin was reported at Lake Catamount in Seamboat Sorings
by Grey Barbie.
--On October 28 a Dunlin was reported at the North end of Union Reservoir
by Susan Rosine.
--On November 4 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported in the Arapaho NF at Lake
Dillon (39.5958,-106.0896) by Misty Walters.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips....trip details at dfobirds.org
*Belmar Historic Park*
Sunday, November 10
7:00AM - 11:00AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (<pato......> or 303-885-6955 (cell))
Tuesday, November 12
5:00AM - 7:00PM
David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
*Reuter-Hess Reservoir (Douglas County)*
Wednesday, November 13
7:00AM - noon
Tim Ryan and Diane Roberts (<Tryan4t......> or 720-545-5084
<Samat......> or 720-278-9025)
Saturday, November 16
6:00AM - 4:00PM
Ira and Tammy Sanders (<zroadr......> or 303-278-7172)
*Bluff Lake Nature Center (Denver County)*
Saturday, November 16
8:00AM - 11:30AM
Megan Miller (<megan.k.......> or 720-775-9710)
*Denver City Park*
Sunday, November 17
7:00AM - 11:30AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)