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


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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.”

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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)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Common Yellowthroat (*Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Pueblo)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—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.


BENT COUNTY:

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


BOULDER COUNTY:

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


DENVER COUNTY:

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


DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:

—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
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.


GARFIELD COUNTY:

—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
Garfield.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—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
Cervene.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—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
entrance.

—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
COBirds**.*


LOGAN:

—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.


MESA COUNTY:

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



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—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.


WELD COUNTY:

—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.


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



*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

<jroller9...>

303 204-0828

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