Date: 1/11/20 4:07 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 11, 2020
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



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.”

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*PLEASE NOTE:** The number of well-meaning birders visiting the Boulder
address where two Varied Thrushes were reported this week has overwhelmed
the resident family and their dog. They again ask that birders no longer
visit. Please respect their wishes. Thank you.*

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



BRANT (Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams, *El Paso, Jefferson, *Summit)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (*Mesa, Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Bent, Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (*Bent, Larimer, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Bent, Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Lapland Longspur (Logan)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, the continuing YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora
Reservoir. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same
bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir
in early Dec.

—On Jan 7, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First reported
Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.

—On Jan 10, a Great Black-backed Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir
by Duane Nelson.

—On Jan 8, Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern Cardinal were
reported near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.

—On Jan 7, a Mew Gull and Long-tailed Ducks (2) were seen from the dam at
John Martin.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 10, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s North
Boat Ramp. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped Fisherman
Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. It has been present and seen in both counties since at least Nov
8.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Memorial Park & Prospect
Lake by several birders. Two birds first reported Jan 9 by James McCall.

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 9, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.

—On Jan 4, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Lake Arbor by Lisa
Villiere.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Lapland Longspurs (12) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Glaucous Gulls (3) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - South
Marina by James McCall.

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



SUMMIT COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (3) were reported at Blue River Wastewater
Treatment Plant in Dillon/Silverthorne by Tom Wilberding.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

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




*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *TODAY, Saturday, Jan 11
8 AM - 2 PM
Mark Amershek (email: <mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

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Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

<patodrisk...>

303-885-6955

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