Date: 5/22/20 3:54 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] COLORADO RARE BIRD ALERT for Friday, May, 22, 2020
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Email: RBA AT cobirds.org
Compiler: Allison Hilf, ahilf AT me.com
Phone: (303) 888-5110
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The Colorado Rare Bird report is an informational service.

Because of statewide coronavirus “Safer at Home” orders, this report is meant to keep homebound readers abreast of rare bird sightings across the state during spring migration. It does NOT endorse and is NOT meant to encourage the pursuit of rare birds beyond your local area.

We urge readers to respect state and local restrictions on non-critical travel.
As potentially asymptomatic outside visitors, unethical urban/suburban “chase” birders who travel to more remote locales may risk exposing isolated Colorado populations to the virus.

To ensure your safety and that of others while birding, do the right thing. Please practice physical distancing, wear face masks and follow all other Covid-19 precautions.
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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. The Committee requests you please fill out a report for sightings of these birds.
(*) 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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Spring migration notes
The past two days we have seen many more Gray-cheeked Thrushes, vireos, and flycatchers. While Colorado’s remarkable 2020 neotropical warbler migration is waning, it isn’t over as several migrants are still being reported. Shorebird sightings have declined.

Note: In an attempt to limit an already-overlong daily report, we are omitting most reports of these recently listed species from the daily report (exceptions being when they are extremely rare for a given county):
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Summer Tanager.
Please continue, however, to report these birds and other finds on COBIRDS.
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Rare birds and some out-of-place or out-of-season birds include:

MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL (*Fremont)
BLACK VULTURE (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD (Jefferson)
BLACK PHOEBE (Rio Grande)
Vermilion Flycatcher (SE CO)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Vireo (*Denver)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Sedgwick)
Wood Thrush (SE CO)
Field Sparrow (Larimer)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (*Larimer)
Baltimore Oriole (Custer)
Golden-winged Warbler (Larimer)
Blue-winged Warbler (El Paso, Fremont, SE CO)
Mourning Warner (*Boulder)
Blackburnian Warbler (Denver)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Cheyenne, SE CO)
Pine Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Jefferson)
Magnolia Warbler (Arapahoe, *Boulder, El Paso,*Larimer)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Larimer, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Denver, Jefferson, SE CO)
Scarlet Tanager (Rio Grande)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
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SOUTHEAST COLORADO:
Rare Birds located within Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers Counties are listed below without location in an effort to limit the temptation for more birders to chase birds being found primarily by Front Range birders traveling to these small communities in violation of statewide “safer at home” regulations. Anyone living in the vicinity wanting detailed location information may e-mail or phone Compiler.
—Vermilion Flycatcher; Wood Thrush; Worm-eating Warbler; Blue-winged Warbler ,Black-throated Blue Warbler; Black-throated Gray Warbler; Painted Bunting.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—On May 18 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Cherry Creek State Park on the south end near the marshy area of Lake Loop by Cynthia Madsen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On May 21 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Skunk Canyon Trails by David Waltman Last seen in low scrubby stuff west of bridge west of NCAR pump house.
—On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Skunk Canyon Trails, just west of the footbridge, by Cole Sage.
On May 19 a Pine Warbler was reported at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat-Cottonwood Marsh by Mimi Emig.
—On May 17 a Northern Cardinal was reported in a yard near 21st and Meadow Avenue, Boulder by Neil Reinecke. Apparently the same bird was seen as early as May 9 on Meadow and also near 21st and Linden Avenue.

CUSTER COUNTY:
—On May 17 a Baltimore Oriole was reported on Matterhorn Circle South in Rosita SW of Westcliffe by Kathleen Boulle.

DENVER COUNTY:
—On May 21 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Heron Ponds Natural Area, last seen near the south side of pond. First reported Many 19 by Mike Waters. This is a first eBird report for this species in Denver County.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—On May 17 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Fields Park, Manitou Springs by Tyler Stewart.
*Note: Chico Basin Ranch is closed to the public, except to dues-paying members of the birding, hunting and fishing clubs. Posts about birds seen there are being omitted from this report at the ranch’s request.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—On May 21 a MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL was re-heard off Oak Creek Grade Road south of Cañon City (Road 143) in Pike-San Isabel NFs. (Coordinates: 38.3296,-105.2398). First heard May 6 by Jerry DeBoer. Because of high interest in this bird, PLEASE no playing of birdsong recordings.
—On My 18 a Blue-winged Warbler was reported on the Cañon City Riverwalk (Sell Lake to Raynolds Ave) by Jerry DeBoer.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—On May 20 a BLACK VULTURE was reported at the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt - Bass Lake Wildlife Trail by George Mayfield. It was also was seen from the bike trail from the WRG by David Gulbenkian.
—On May 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported at Conifer Community Park at Beaver Ranch.
—On May 17 an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD was reported at Soda Creek Pond by JoAnn Hackos.
—On May 17 a Pine Warbler was reported at Tucker Gulch, Golden. First reported May 13 by Barbara Baring.
—On May 17 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at Tucker Gulch. First reported May 13.
—On May 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported at Conifer Community Park at Beaver Ranch.
—On May 17 an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD was reported at Soda Creek Pond by JoAnn Hackos.
—On May 17 a Pine Warbler was reported at Tucker Gulch, Golden. First reported May 13 by Barbara Baring.
—On May 17 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at Tucker Gulch. First reported May 13.
*Note: Red Rocks Park is closed indefinitely because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lake Estes by Marc Hemmes.
—On May 19 an Eastern Meadowlark (Lilian’s) was reported at Bud Mielke Reservoir SW of Loveland. First reported May 16 by Joe Kipper. Because this singing bird is likely trying to breed here, PLEASE no playing of birdsong recordings.
—On May 18 a Blackburnian Warbler was reported in Ft Collins at CSU Environmental Learning Center, near the SE corner of Spur Trail, by Adrian Lakin.
—On May 17 a Golden-winged Warbler was reported at Watson Lake, Belluve. First Seen May 14.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—On May 17 a BLACK VULTURE was reported flying over Hwy 50, immediately south of Pueblo Airport by Chris Selvig.
*Note: Chico Basin Ranch is closed to the public, except to dues-paying members of the birding, hunting and fishing clubs. Posts about birds seen there are being omitted from this report at the ranch’s request.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
—On May 18 a BLACK PHOEBE was reported at Home Lake SWA by John Rawinski.
—On May 18 a May 17 sighting of a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Home Lake SWA by John Rawinski. The bird was found by Lance Cheslock and Rachael Couoh.
—On May 17 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at Home Lake SWA. First reported by John Rawinski on May 7. Other birds seen include Black Phoebe, Lincoln’s Sparrow and Western Tanagers.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—On May 21 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported in the town of Ovid by Steve Larson.
WELD COUNTY:
*Note: Crow Valley Campground is closed to all human activity until at least May 31 (per USFS district office).

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PLEASE NOTE: Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Denver Field Ornithologists and other CO birding clubs have suspended all field trips scheduled for May and June, including the annual Colorado Field Ornithologists convention in Pueblo (reset for May 2021).

Please share interesting and/or unusual birds and behavior observations on COBirds.

Happy Birding and please stay safe,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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