Date: 12/2/19 4:54 am From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 2, 2019
Date: Monday, December 2, 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:
Trumpeter Swan (Arapahoe)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, *Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
White-winged Scoter (*Jefferson)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Mew Gull (Weld)
***Note, other expected wintering gulls have appeared at Lake Pueblo & other favored sites.
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Yellow-billed Loon (*Arapahoe)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, El Paso, Larimer, *Weld)
—On December 1 a Yellow-billed Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow. This might be the same bird previously reported at Cherry Creek SP (November 8-28).
—On December 1 a Black Scoter was reported in the Arapahoe County section of the South Platte Reservoir. First reported on November 13 by Burke Angstman.
—On December 1 (3) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Cherry Creek SP Marina. First reported on November 28 by Hap Ellis.
—On November 29 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Eaglewatch Lake in South Platte Park-C470 Area by David Bailey.
—On November 28 a Yellow-billed Loon was reported at Cherry Creek SP Marina. First reported on November 8 by Ben Sampson.
—On November 28 (3) Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches were reported in eastern Boulder County at North 119th Street, south of Oxford Road by Peter Gent.
—On November 28 (5) Tundra Swans were reported at Boulder Reservoir by Peter Gent.
EL PASO COUNTY:
—On November 28 (2) Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch was reported at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. First reported on November 27 by Jim Merritt.
—On December 1 (6) Tundra Swans were reported at Harriman State Park by Lucy Deakins.
—On December 1 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP -N Boat Ramp Area. First reported November 29 by Joey Kellner. You —On November 30 a Surf Scoter was observed at the Jefferson County section of South Platte Reservoir. First reported on November 13 by James McCall.
—On November 29 approx (25) Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches (including one Hepburn’s (coastal subspecies)) were reported at Lory State Park, around the first rock face from the parking lot on first rock face from the parking lot on the Well Gulch trail, by John Shenot.
—On December 1 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir First reported on November 28 by Brandon Percival.
—On December 1 (3) Gray-crowned Rosy-finches were reported in Raymer at CR 105 (40.644,-104.068) by Norm Erthal.
—On November 30 (3) Mew Gulls were reported at Union Reservoir. First reported on November 28 by Steve Mlodinow.
Upcoming DFO Field Trips....trip details at dfobirds.org
Monday, December 2
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
John Malenich & David Suddjian (john.malenich AT comcast.net; 303-359-9456)
Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye Count to Silverthorne
Wednesday, December 4
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net; 720-347-5169)
Park County Explorations
Tuesday, December 10
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
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