Date: 2/13/20 8:57 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb 14, posted Feb 13 at 10 PM
Date: Friday, February 14, 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:

Tundra Swan (Larimer, *Mesa)

Dunlin (*Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Adams)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Red-naped Sapsucker (*Boulder)


PACIFIC WREN (*Jefferson)

Gray Catbird (Jefferson)

Black Rosy-Finch (Jackson, La Plata)

SNOW BUNTING (Jefferson)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Jefferson, *Mesa)

White-winged Crossbill (Boulder)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas, Eagle)

Common Yellowthroat (*Jefferson)


—On Feb 11 a Glaucous Gull was reported at Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space
by Adam Vesely, who did not re-find it there on Feb 12.


—On Feb 13 a Red-Naped Sapsucker was reported at Boulder Mountain
Park-Shanahan Mesa by Chris Nunes. First February eBird record for the

—On Feb 9 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Brainard Lake; first
reported on Feb 8 by Holden Maxfield.


—Two Rusty Blackbirds were reported on Feb 12 at Daggett Lane. First
reported by JoAnn Riggle.


—On Feb 11 Black Rosy-Finches were reported in Walden and at Colorado State
Forest--Moose Visitor Center by Norm Erthal.


—On Feb 13 a SNOW BUNTING was reported on Clear Creek Trail-Golden to I-70.
First reported Feb 6 by Myron Gerhard. First JeffCo eBird record.

---On Feb 13 the wintering PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake
Park in the previous location, described in a recent RBA.

—On Feb 13 a wintering Common Yellowthroat was reported again on Clear
Creek Trail-Golden to I-70.

—On Feb 12 a wintering Golden-crowned Sparrow attended a private feeder on
Summer Street in Morrison. Observe from public property, please.


—On Feb 9 a bevy of three Tundra Swans was reported at Boyd Lake by Nick

—On Feb 9 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was re-found at Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins by John Shenot.

—On Feb 10 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. There is a new stake-out hotspot near its favorite perch. This
winter’s first report was on Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post
updates to COBirds*.


—On Feb 11 Black Rosy-Finches were reported in Hesperus by Kathy Donaldson.


—On Feb 13 five Tundra Swans were reported at High Line Lake SP by David
Price and others.

---On Feb 13 a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area. First reported Jan 28 by Bob Clarke.


—On Feb 12 two wintering Dunlins continue at Pueblo Reservoir-South Marina.

—On Feb 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 at Lake Pueblo SP.


Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at

*South Platte River at West Florida Avenue*

Saturday, Feb 15

7 AM - Noon

John Breitsch (<jbreitsch...>; 303-588-0552)

*Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill (Boulder County)*

Sunday, Feb 16

9 AM - Noon

Laura Steadman (<laurasteadmana...>; 843-319-5086)

*Southeastern Colorado*

Monday, Feb 17

5 AM - 6 PM

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

Good birding, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Joe Roller, Denver


303 204-0828

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