Date: 11/8/19 5:53 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, Friday, November 8, 2019
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich GreggGoodrich <GreggGoodrich...> at
gmail.com

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, Mesa, Park, Rio
Grande,Weld)

Trumpeter Swan (*Jefferson, Mesa, Summit)

Surf Scoter (Larimer, Park)

Black Scoter (Bent, Broomfield, Jefferson)

White-winged Scoter (Larimer)

TUFTED DUCK (Morgan)

Long-tailed Duck (Boulder, *Larimer, *Morgan, Park)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)

Dunlin (Adams, Routt)

Red-throated Loon (Kiowa, Bent)

Pacific Loon (Denver, Jefferson, *Larimer, Mesa)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mesa — Second County Record, Summit — First
County Record)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Winter Wren (Jefferson)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Park)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (El Paso)

Rusty Blackbird (Eagle, Larimer)

Ovenbird (Mesa)

Western Tanager (Ouray)


ADAMS COUNTY:

—On November 5 a Dunlin was reported at Barr Lake S.P. By David Dowell on
the 5th.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On November 7 (4) Tundra Swans flying south over Littleton Cemetery
reported by David Suddjian

—On November 5 a Mew Gull was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David Dowell
on the 5th.

--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:

—On November 6 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Macintosh Lake by David
Dowell on the 6th.

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

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


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 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.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On November 7 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported on a pond just south of
6th Ave on west side of Kipling in the Federal Center (No public access).
Best viewed from Kipling St. First reported by Michelle Puplava.

—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
the lake.

--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 7 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 6 a Pacific Loon on Hamilton Reservoir reported by David
Leatherman.

--On November 5 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 on the 3rd. Please post
sightings to cobirds. Seen today the 5th on Trilby south of the dump on the
electric transmission poles.

--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
described.

--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 (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
Marc Hemmes.

--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.


MESA COUNTY:

--On November 6 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Highline Lake S.P., where
a pair was first reported on October 30 by Carol Ortenzio.

—On November 5 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported at Vega Reservoir by
Denise and Mark Vollmar on the 3rd. Second county record.

—On November 5 a Tundra Swan was reported at Highline Lake S.P. By Mike
Henwood.

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

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


MORGAN COUNTY:

—On November 7 (3) Long-tailed Ducks at Jackson Reservoir reported by Norm
Lewis on the 3rd.

—On November 3 TUFTED DUCK at Jackson Reservoir in a photo of a Long-tailed
Duck taken by Norm Lewis. Scott Summershoe discovered the duck in the photo
but was unsuccessful the next day in finding it again. Keep and eye out if
you are at Jackson Reservoir.


PARK COUNTY:

--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.


OURAY COUNTY:

--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
David Kenvin.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—On October 31 a Dunlin was reported at Lake Catamount in Seamboat Sorings
by Grey Barbie.


WELD COUNTY:

—On November 6 a Tundra Swan was reported at 37th and Arrowhead Reservoir
by Zach Schiff.


SUMMIT COUNTY:

—On November 5 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported at Dillon
Reservoir—Snake River Inlet by David Suddjian and the DFO field trip on the
5th. FIRST COUNTY RECORD.

--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))


*Northeastern Colorado*

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)


*Pueblo Area*

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)



Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich

GreggGoodrich <GreggGoodrich...> at gmail.com

303-655-9135

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