Date: 12/20/19 6:10 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 20, 2019.
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019

E-mail: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

Phone: 303 655-9135

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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 (*Adams, Delta, Jefferson, Mesa)

Tundra Swan (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Adams, Douglas, Boulder, Jefferson, Mesa, Otero, Weld)

Dunlin (Otero, *Pueblo)

Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)

Least Sandpiper (Douglas, Weld)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Yellow-billed Loon (Arapahoe)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (El Paso)

Varied Thrush (Jefferson)

Rusty Blackbird (Boulder, Pueblo)

Black-and-white Warbler (*Denver)

Yellow Warbler (Pueblo)

Pine Warbler (Logan)

Wilson Warbler (Boulder)

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ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Dec 19 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Barr Lake by Ray Graham on the
19th.

—On Dec 16 a Long-tailed Duck was reported by Adam Vesely on the 16th at
the lake east of the South Platte and north of 88th Ave and seen from the
International Hearing Dog business road.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Dec 17 a Tundra Swan was reported at Ketring Park by K Holland on the
17th.

—On Dec 16 a Tundra Swan was reported at Centennial Park by Bez
Bezuidenhout on the 16th.

—On Dec 15 a Yellow-billed Loon was reported at Aurora Res by Ben Lagasse
on the 15th.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Dec 15 a Wilson Warbler was reported at White Rocks Trail area by
Christian Nunes on the 15th.

—On Dec 15 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported by Nathan Pieplow on the
15th In pines along Old Tale Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to
McSorley Lane.

—On Dec 15 a Rusty Blackbird was reported by Nathan Pieplow on the 15th on
Cherryvale Road at the cattle trough.


DENVER COUNTY:

—On Dec 19 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Bluff Lake by Virginia
Dickinson on the 19th.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Dec 18 a Pacific Loon was reported from the Handicap Fisherman’s
Platform and probably the same bird that has been seen from the N Boat
Ramp. First reported by Tony Leukering on Dec 8th.

—On Dec 17 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Chatfield SP off the
Campground shore NW. First reported by David Suddjian on the 17th in a
flock of Common Mergansers.

—On Dec 16 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP. First
reported by Tony Leukering.

—On Dec 14 a Least Sandpiper was seen below Chatfield Dam by Joey Kellner.


EL PASO:

— On Dec 14 a PACIFIC WREN was reported from High Drive by Bear Creek by
Kara Carragher & Cody Ensanian. Coordinates: 38°49'03.6"N 104°53’39.9"W

Birders should park at one of the two trailhead parking areas and not along
the road. This wren appeared darker and rufous overall than the paler
Winter Wren. The pale sides of the neck lacked patterning, and the throat
was nearly was warm as the breast.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Dec 18 a male Varied Thrush was seen at a private home near Carmody
Park, Lakewood. For details, please see the note Joe Roller posted Dec 14
on Cobirds. Visitors are welcome, with some reasonable guidelines from the
homeowner.

—On Dec 17 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield on the Jefferson side
of Chatfield Res. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Dec 17 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP-N Boat Ramp
area. Joey Kellner first reported the bird Nov 29.

—On Dec 14 two Trumpeter Swans were reported at Conifer Community Park at
Beaver Ranch by Bez Bezuidenhout.

—On Dec 14 two Trumpeter Swans were reported by Kellner at Chatfield SP.

—On Dec 14 a Rusty Blackbird was reported from Bear Creek Lake Park—Boat
Launch Area by Mary Geder.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Dec 18 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW
Fort Collins. First reported on Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. Please post
updates to CObirds.

—On Dec 18 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Horseshoe Res by Joe
Kipper on the 18th.

—On Dec 17 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported from the NW corner of
the golf course just south of Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. First
reported by David Leatherman. Probably the same individual seen in the
cemetery in November.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Dec 15 a Pine Warbler (imm) was reported from Row 11 at Tamarack Ranch
SWA . First reported on Dec 12 by Norm Erthal. This is the first CO eBird
record away from the Front Range & the Arkansas Valley for Dec through Feb.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Dec 17 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at DuPont Pond in Fruita by
Carole Ortenzio on the 17th.

—On Dec 17 a pair of Trumpeter Swans continue at Highline Lake SP. First
reported on Dec 5 by Don Marsh.


OTERO COUNTY:

—On Dec 17 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Holbrook Res by Brandon
Percival on the 17th.

—On Dec 17 a Dunlin was reported at Holbrook Res by Brandon Percival on the
17th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Dec 19 a Dunlin was reported at Pueblo Res South Marina on the tires
with the gulls. First reported by Evan Carlson on the 19th.

—On Dec 19 “Murray” the Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last
umpteen winters at Lake Pueblo, was reported again, as was a Glaucous Gull.

—On Dec 14 a Yellow Warbler was reported at Lake Pueblo - Rock Canyon area
(below dam, north of river). First reported Nov 24 by Brandon Percival.

—On Dec 14 a Rusty Blackbird was reported on the Arkansas River Trail--west
of Pueblo Blvd by David Tønnessen.

—On Dec 14 a Red-necked Grebe continued at Lake Pueblo, Sailboard area and
State Wildlife Area, seen by several parties.

—On Dec 14 a Pacific Loon was reported from Lake Pueblo-South Marina by
David Tonnessen, continuing bird.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Dec 18 a Long-tailed Duck was reported from Frederick Lake (Milavec
Res) first reported by Steven Mlodinow.

—On Dec 14 a Least Sandpiper was reported from Union Res by Alex Cruz, Jr.



It's Christmas Bird Count time across Colorado, between Dec 14 & Jan 5.


Please help out and sign up for one or more of these CBCs!

For a clickable map of Colorado's counts with registration/location
details, go to
https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ac275eeb01434cedb1c5dcd0fd3fc7b4


Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org


South Platte Park

Friday, December 27

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)


Southwestern Metro Area

Monday, December 30

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)


Denver City Park (Denver County)

Sunday, January 5

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955 (cell))




Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Highlands Ranch

<GreggGoodrich...>

Phone: 303 655-9135

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