Date: 1/22/20 5:33 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Joe Roller. <jroller9...>

303 204-0828


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 and scroll to
the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings.”


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

BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, Mesa, Weld)

Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas, *Jefferson)

Dunlin (Pueblo)

Franklin’s Gull (Pueblo)

California Gull (*Denver)

Glaucous Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)

Red-Naped Sapsucker (Garfield)


Common Yellowthroat (*Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Pueblo)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)


—On Jan 19 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir; first
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. There is a $10 entrance fee.


—On Jan 20 an adult Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson.


—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh
Lake; first reported there by David Waltman on the 18th.


On Jan 21 two California Gulls were reported at Sloan’s Lake Park by
Mackenzie Goldthwaite.


—On Jan 21 the White-winged Scoter reported from the Jefferson side of
Chatfield SP was also seen on the Douglas County side, as was the


—On Jan 20 a Red-naped Sapsucker was reported at Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby. This is the second eBird winter record for


—On Jan 21 a (juv) YELLOW-BILLED LOON and a Pacific Loon were reported from
Chatfield SP—Northern Boat Ramp - the former by Gregg Goodrich on a DFO
field trip and the latter by Tom H.

—On Jan 21 a White-winged Scoter was reported from Chatfield—N Boat Ramp by
James McCall. Present off and on this winter.

—On Jan 21 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; first reported Dec 20 by Amy


—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull circled high above the
Larimer landfill, Nick Komar reported; it may have headed towards
Horsetooth Reservoir.

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Glaucous Gull was reported from Lake Loveland by
Joshua Smith.

—On Jan 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins. 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. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8 just south of
the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60 yards w of
ditch). Immature is often in a Linden just north of the flag cluster at the

—On Jan 17 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post updates to


—On Jan 19 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir;
first reported by Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Probably the same
swans reported by Steve Larson on the 8th at Red Lion SWA.


—On Jan 20 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Highline Lake State Park;
first reported by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.


—On Jan 21 a Common Yellowthroat and a Western Tanager were reported from
Valco Ponds SWA by Amanda Spears.

—On Jan 20 a very early Franklin’s Gull in breeding plumage was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir off N Picnic Rd by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 20 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 20 (2) Dunlin were reported at Pueblo Reservoir—South Marina; first
reported Dec 19 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 20 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir; first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov 28, 2019.

—On Jan 20 a Palm Warbler was reported just west of the Valco Ponds parking
lot. First reported by Mark Yaeger on Jan 18.

—On Jan 18 a Trumpeter Swan was reported by Mark Yaeger at the Sailboat
Launch on Pueblo Reservoir.


—On Jan 20 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by David Dowell on Jan 16th.

—On Jan 17 a Tundra Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by Kelly Ormesher on Jan 15th.


Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at

*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)

*Stearns Lake*

Sunday, January 26

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Laura Steadman (Email: <lauramsteadman...> or Phone 843 319-5086)

*South Platte Park*

Monday, January 27

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

*South Platte Park*

Tuesday, January 28

2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

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

Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver


303 204-0828

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