Date: 1/13/20 6:28 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 13, 2020
Date: Monday, January 13, 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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Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, *Mesa)
White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent, *Pueblo, *Weld)

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

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)

Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)

Least Sandpiper (*Mesa, *Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Bent, *Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) (*Bent)

Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson, *Pueblo)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, Larimer, *Otero)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Jefferson)

Lapland Longspur (Logan)

Black-throated Sparrow (*Otero)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

White-throated Sparrow (Pueblo)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent, *Prowers)
Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, Pacific Loons (2) were reported at Aurora Reservoir by Josh
Breuning. First reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 12, 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 11, a Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir by Eric
Dinkel.

—On Jan 11, a Mew Gull was reported at Aurora Reservoir by several birders.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, an Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.

—On Jan 11, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at John Martin Reservoir.
Pair first seen Jan 7; male first seen Jan 1.

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous 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 was reported at John Martin Reservoir.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. 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.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Greater Roadrunner was reported on South Meridian Road south
of Hanover Road by Kenneth Wat.

—On Jan 12, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Memorial Park & Prospect
Lake by several birders. Two BAGOs first reported Jan 9 by James McCall.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—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).



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 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) and 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 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

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



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.



PROWERS COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, Northern Cardinals (3) were reported in Lamar Community College
Woods by David Leatherman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. 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 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina
by Josh Bruening.

—On Jan 12, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 12, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South
Marina by several birders.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 12, a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South
Marina by Josh Bruening.

—On Jan 12, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 11, a White-throated Sparrow was reported west of the Pueblo Nature
Center by Brandon Percival.

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

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



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 12, a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Windsor Lake by Deana
Mueller.

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



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egseagle171...>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggGoodrich...> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)



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Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

<patodrisk...>

303-885-6955

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