COBirds
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6/27/17 3:16 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 June 2017
6/26/17 9:19 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [cobirds] Singing Dickcissels, Bear Creek Park East, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co. 6/26
6/26/17 8:44 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Re: Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
6/26/17 3:54 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
6/26/17 3:17 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
6/26/17 11:24 am Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Re: White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
6/26/17 11:08 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Dickcissel plant associations
6/26/17 10:51 am Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County Dickcissel Invasion!
6/26/17 9:27 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Re: Long-billed Curlew [Weld]
6/26/17 8:41 am Matthew Baker <mattbaker...> [cobirds] Semipalmated Plovers, White Ibis, Adams County
6/26/17 8:19 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Long-billed Curlew [Weld]
6/26/17 3:27 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 June 2017
6/25/17 8:05 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer) on 25June2017
6/25/17 4:52 pm Bob Spencer <spenceb...> [cobirds] Dickcissels, East Boulder County
6/25/17 11:26 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] White Ibis - Adams Co
6/25/17 6:08 am Ed Baker <ednbonniebaker...> [cobirds] Dillon, Summit County, CO
6/25/17 3:19 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2017
6/24/17 11:23 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] Re: Binoculars repair
6/24/17 8:27 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Singing male yellow-rumped warbler, Lory State Park, Larimer Country
6/24/17 8:12 pm Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...> [cobirds] Re: White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
6/24/17 4:31 pm Rachel <r-hopper...> [cobirds] Dickcissel's/Larimer County
6/24/17 4:27 pm Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...> [cobirds] Re: Binoculars repair
6/24/17 11:54 am Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] White Rocks trail again, and a quick stop at Sombrero Marsh
6/24/17 10:52 am Patrick DePriest <depriestp...> Re: [cobirds] White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
6/24/17 10:30 am Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...> [cobirds] White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
6/24/17 8:26 am Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...> [cobirds] Mockingbird, Eagle trailhead, Boulder County
6/24/17 8:00 am Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Re: White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
6/24/17 5:43 am <barnesdeborah33...> [cobirds] El Paso County Dickcisssels
6/24/17 3:05 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2017
6/23/17 8:04 pm Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...> [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
6/23/17 8:04 pm Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...> [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
6/23/17 5:45 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
6/23/17 5:35 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Bird ID From Brainard Lake Area
6/23/17 5:28 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Teller Farms South
6/23/17 4:16 pm Dean Colprit <colprit...> [cobirds] Bird ID From Brainard Lake Area
6/23/17 2:25 pm Patrick DePriest <depriestp...> [cobirds] Binoculars repair
6/23/17 1:56 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] White ibis continues, Clear Crk Valley Prk, Adams Co.
6/23/17 12:56 pm The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Mountain Plover Research Trip Photos/Central Colorado
6/23/17 10:53 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Black Swifts over CU Boulder campus
6/23/17 3:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2017
6/22/17 7:32 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Yellow Breasted Chats and MacGillivray's Warblers
6/22/17 7:01 pm David Chartier <davidchartier45...> [cobirds] White ibis
6/22/17 2:29 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] White Ibis continues Adams Co
6/22/17 1:38 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] White Ibis present
6/22/17 1:24 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Western Field Ornithologists convention, Pueblo, August 16-20, 2017
6/22/17 11:26 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] White Ibis continues Adams Co
6/22/17 6:40 am Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] White Ibis 6/21
6/22/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2017
6/21/17 8:17 pm Christy P <passerculus...> [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, East Boulder Community Center
6/21/17 7:04 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] White Ibis 6/21
6/21/17 5:39 pm Scott Manwaring <man04015...> Re: [cobirds] white ibis
6/21/17 1:41 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] CFO Field Trip report: The Big Night, June 9-10, 2017
6/21/17 12:54 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Woodpeckers
6/21/17 12:49 pm Lynnliz2698 via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] white ibis
6/21/17 12:19 pm 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] white ibis
6/21/17 10:49 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] white ibis
6/21/17 3:16 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 June 2017
6/20/17 2:13 pm <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
6/20/17 12:47 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, RMNP, Larimer Co
6/20/17 10:52 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Directions to Dickcissels in SLV
6/20/17 10:44 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker, Arapahoe, yardbird
6/20/17 10:29 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Dickcissels in San Luis Valley (SLV)
6/20/17 9:52 am Christy P <passerculus...> Re: [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
6/20/17 8:34 am Peter Gent <gent...> [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
6/20/17 6:01 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] White Ibis records for CO
6/20/17 4:53 am Thomas Holub <imtmo14...> [cobirds] White Ibis still present
6/20/17 4:52 am Thomas Holub <imtmo14...> [cobirds] White Ibis still present
6/20/17 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 June 2017
6/19/17 9:17 pm Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> Re: [cobirds] White Ibis new location in Adams County
6/19/17 8:26 pm 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] White Ibis , Adams County .
6/19/17 6:35 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] El Dorado Springs area, Boulder County, June 18
6/19/17 5:51 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] While Ibis new location
6/19/17 2:31 pm Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...> [cobirds] Re: White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
6/19/17 12:17 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] belated report of Lark Buntings in Saguache Co June 8
6/19/17 11:19 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Burrowing Owl family at Robert A. Easton Regional Park, JeffCo
6/19/17 10:06 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
6/19/17 9:47 am Adam Vesely <avesely22...> [cobirds] Re: White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
6/19/17 9:34 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Monday, June 19, 2017
6/19/17 9:16 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Weld-Larimer County Wanderings
6/19/17 8:26 am Adam Vesely <avesely22...> [cobirds] White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
6/18/17 9:06 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [cobirds] Dickcissels are starting to show up in Canon City and further east
6/18/17 1:26 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Costilla County Results
6/18/17 7:02 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert --Sunday, June 18
6/17/17 9:32 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Plumbeous Vireo still at Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer)
6/17/17 8:49 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Scissor-tailed flycatcher
6/17/17 8:05 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Greenlee Preserve & vicinity, Boulder County, June 17
6/17/17 2:12 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Things Slowing Down in San Luis Valley
6/17/17 10:56 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] American Bittern continues at Reservoir Ridge NA (Larimer)
6/17/17 7:34 am KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Dickcissels and a Mountain Plover on Burlington BBS Route, Kit Carson County
6/17/17 5:07 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Saturday, June 17
6/16/17 11:17 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [cobirds] Phoebes nesting in Canon City
6/16/17 2:15 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 6/15/17
6/16/17 6:33 am robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Fort Collins
6/15/17 5:56 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler still in Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo
6/15/17 11:54 am Raymond Davis <davisblackdog...> [cobirds] Breeding Black-chinned Hummers in south Larimer County
6/14/17 9:14 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Wood Thrush, Larimer County
6/14/17 7:42 pm Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] No Colorado Rare Bird Alert - Friday, June 15, 2017
6/14/17 4:04 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Wednesday, June 14, 2016
6/13/17 9:04 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6/12/17 8:22 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] two unexpected species for the Ken Caryl Valley area, JeffCo, 6/12
6/12/17 9:22 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - June 12, 2017
6/12/17 8:46 am Michael T <raptordefender...> [cobirds] Re: Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
6/12/17 8:22 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Breeding Bird Survey Results and Other Stuff/Weld
6/12/17 7:49 am Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Yellow-billed Cuckoo
6/11/17 5:35 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Re: Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
6/11/17 5:12 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
6/11/17 11:05 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Sage Thrasher & (previously) nesting Common Ravens - Centennial (Arapahoe)
6/11/17 6:50 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Friday, 6/16 White Rocks Open Space with Carl Starace
6/11/17 2:48 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Sunday, June 11, 2017
6/10/17 10:41 pm 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Great blue heron behavior, arapahoe County
6/10/17 2:21 pm John Oliver <avesjohn...> [cobirds] Attn: Boulder-area birders (seeking birding companion for a day)
6/10/17 9:39 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Fwd: Sunday, June 11, SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP with Eric DeFonso
6/10/17 8:20 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - Sat., June 10, 2017
6/9/17 2:22 pm Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] help for Eagle Scout merit badge: bird study
6/9/17 11:14 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Rare Bird Alert in Larger Font (6/9/2017)
6/9/17 10:45 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert --June 9, 2017
6/8/17 7:38 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] 2 spots have opened up for tomorrow's Boulder County Big Night
6/8/17 10:58 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - June 8, 2017
6/8/17 8:34 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] 2nd post, sorry: East. Wd Pewee near Lyons last year
6/8/17 8:09 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] follow up to EAKI "eyebrow" bird at Walden in Boulder
6/8/17 7:05 am Thomas Litteral <tlitteral...> [cobirds] Purple martins, California Park, Routt Co
6/7/17 5:50 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee, Logan; American Bittern, Morgan
6/7/17 5:16 pm Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Temporary Rare Bird Alert Format Changes
6/7/17 4:25 pm Carl Starace <castarace...> [cobirds] Nighthawks on Rabbit Mountain Today
6/7/17 2:40 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Glorious prairie
6/7/17 1:43 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Longmont Raptor Update
6/7/17 11:37 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Sunday, June 11, SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP with Eric DeFonso
6/7/17 7:30 am Allison Hilf <ahilf...> [cobirds] Rare Bird Alert-June 7, 2017
6/6/17 6:43 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Eastern Kingbird with unusual white eyebrow at Walden Ponds
6/6/17 7:31 am <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 6/1/17
6/6/17 7:02 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Black Phoebe continues at Frank SWA (Larimer, Weld)
6/6/17 6:57 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Tuesday, June 6 2017
6/5/17 6:57 pm Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] Bald Eagle, Jefferson County
6/5/17 2:23 pm Walter Wehtje <wehtje...> [cobirds] Re: Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
6/5/17 11:34 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Burrowing Owls/Weld
6/5/17 11:31 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Re: Eldorado Canyon State Park/Boulder
6/5/17 8:37 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Monday, June 5 2017
6/5/17 7:39 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Eldorado Canyon State Park/Boulder
6/5/17 4:34 am Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Re: Black-billed Cuckoo, Grace's Warbler, Dickcissels
6/4/17 7:20 am '<KevyGudGuy...>' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
6/3/17 5:03 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] NE Co
6/3/17 4:45 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] CFO Convention Reminder: Use #CFOConvention for all social media
6/3/17 4:24 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] Manitou Lake, Woodland Park, American Redstart on June 1
6/3/17 1:24 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
6/3/17 1:01 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
6/3/17 11:23 am Glenn Walbek <gwalbek...> [cobirds] Black-billed Cuckoo, Grace's Warbler, Dickcissels
6/3/17 7:54 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Saturday, June 3 2017
6/2/17 5:00 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] May Birds 2017, Woodland Park Area
6/2/17 12:18 pm Walter Wehtje <wehtje...> [cobirds] Re: RFI: Anyone checked LCR 5 area for Baird's Sparrow this year?
6/2/17 12:01 pm Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...> [cobirds] Re: Bobolinks
6/2/17 8:06 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2, June 2017 (**ADDED SCARLET TANAGER)
6/2/17 7:34 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 June 2017
6/1/17 8:06 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Bobolinks
6/1/17 8:01 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Common Nighthawks & Spotted Towhee Fledgling (Denver & Arapahoe)
6/1/17 1:36 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Fort Collins Audubon Society (LARIMER): field trip this Saturday to RMNP
6/1/17 10:17 am Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> [cobirds] scarlet tanager, CCSP/Arapahoe
6/1/17 9:02 am Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> Re: [cobirds] Be on the watch in NE Colorado
6/1/17 8:42 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Be on the watch in NE Colorado
6/1/17 8:23 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 June 2017
5/31/17 6:03 pm Alec Hopping <wahopping...> [cobirds] Orchard Oriole--Buena Vista (Chaffee Co)
5/31/17 5:30 pm <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/31/17
5/31/17 2:48 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Weld County rarities
5/31/17 11:46 am Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [cobirds] RFI: Anyone checked LCR 5 area for Baird's Sparrow this year?
5/31/17 10:39 am Rebecca Grieser <rebeccagrieser...> [cobirds] Black Swan at Weld Co. Rd 59 Pond
5/31/17 7:33 am Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 May 2017
5/31/17 7:15 am Erik Hendrickson <erik.hendrickson755...> [cobirds] Russel Lakes State Wildlife Area (Saguache Co.)
5/30/17 3:34 pm <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/30/17
5/30/17 8:49 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Black Phoebe/Windsor
5/30/17 8:27 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Re: RFI: Latest CO checklist additions
5/30/17 8:27 am Peter Gent <gent...> [cobirds] Latest CO checklist additions
5/30/17 8:19 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] RFI: Latest CO checklist additions
5/30/17 3:52 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 May 2017
5/29/17 7:09 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Birding out the front door in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 29May2017
5/29/17 7:03 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] 5-29-17
5/29/17 6:15 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Eastern Bluebird, Adams County, RMA
5/29/17 5:51 pm Tim Leppek <tleppek...> [cobirds] Orchard Oriole
5/29/17 5:27 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Union Reservoir update (Weld)
5/29/17 5:23 pm 'Norm Lewis' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Elbert-El Paso-Douglas today
5/29/17 2:07 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Summit County Birds
5/29/17 12:10 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] West Arapahoe Co. Birding (5/27-29)
5/29/17 9:37 am John Ealy <jrealy...> [cobirds] Lazuli x indigo bunting, DougCo
5/29/17 7:49 am marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Baird's Sparrows at Soapstone
5/29/17 6:26 am Lorraine Lanning <lanninggoog...> [cobirds] Re: Two Ponds NWR & Lake Arbor, JeffCo
5/29/17 3:39 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 May 2017
5/28/17 10:24 pm Peter <peterburke...> [cobirds] Veery at CU East Campus
5/28/17 9:23 pm Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> [cobirds] Birding North East Colorado
5/28/17 9:12 pm <markchavez...> [cobirds] CAPE MAY WARBLER--Chico Basin/Pueblo
5/28/17 8:39 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] DFO field trip to East Portal
5/28/17 7:28 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Birding North East Colorado
5/28/17 7:27 pm <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/28/17
5/28/17 5:32 pm Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] did not jinx myself: yardbird 109 in Bldr Cnty: N. Mockingbird
5/28/17 3:08 pm Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch...> [cobirds] Re: Mystery birds and juv Horned Larks
5/28/17 2:55 pm <philpthorpe...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, Boulder, Boulder Co.
5/28/17 11:59 am David Ely <mountainplover...> [cobirds] Gray flycatcher and American redstart East CU Campus, Boulder
5/28/17 10:57 am Rob Sparks <robsparks...> [cobirds] Blackpoll Warbler/Lee Martinez Park/Larimer
5/28/17 9:56 am Amy Cervene <acervene...> [cobirds] Two Ponds NWR & Lake Arbor, JeffCo
5/28/17 9:34 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Two Sandhill Cranes, northern Boulder County
5/28/17 9:10 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Black-throated Gray Warbler, Boulder
5/28/17 3:12 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 May 2017
5/27/17 9:21 pm Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] State Checklist updated
5/27/17 7:38 pm W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> [cobirds] Sprague's Pipits in Pawnee were juvenile Horned Larks
5/27/17 6:02 pm Stephen Getty <Stephen.Getty...> [cobirds] Ramah, El Paso Cty - White-rumped Sandpipers
5/27/17 4:38 pm <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/27/17
5/27/17 4:08 pm Christian Nunes <pajaroboy...> Re: [cobirds] Sprague's Pipit pair Pawnee Birding Trail (Weld)
5/27/17 4:03 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Cautionary note on spring "Sprague's Pipits?" in CO
5/27/17 2:36 pm Nick Moore <sdhjuw...> [cobirds] Baird's Sparrows, Larimer
5/27/17 1:32 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] N Waterthrush #10, and Big Arrival at CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday
5/27/17 1:18 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Sprague's Pipit, Weld County
5/27/17 1:18 pm Gerard Koehn <garykoehn...> [cobirds] Grace's Warbler still present at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
5/27/17 12:34 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] MacGillivray's Warbler, Others - west Arapahoe Co
5/27/17 11:55 am Carl Starace <castarace...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler at Old South St. Vrain Road Today in Lyons
5/27/17 11:52 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] White-winged Dove - Hasty Campground - Bent Co
5/27/17 10:15 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] Bldr Cnty plains: Swainson's Thrush NOT a new yardbird, dang it
5/27/17 9:57 am Patrick DePriest <depriestp...> [cobirds] Belmar Park this morning
5/27/17 7:45 am Dale Adams <dasaadams...> [cobirds] Alder Fly, Chico Basin Ranch, Pueblo Cty
5/27/17 4:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 May 2017
 
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Date: 6/27/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 27, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 27 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Northern Bobwhite (Baca)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Boulder)
Greater Roadrunner (*Baca)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer, *Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Dolores)
Green Heron (Larimer)
WHITE IBIS (Adams)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Phillips)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Larimer)
Williamson’s Sapsucker ( Jefferson, Larimer, Pitkin, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Larimer, Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Ouray)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Baca)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Baca)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, *Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Fremont)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Baca)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Alamosa/Costilla, Boulder, Chaffee, *El Paso, *Huerfano,
Larimer, Weld)
Bobolink (Boulder, *Huerfano)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders. On June 22
the WHITE IBIS was reported by many birders at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek
Valley Park). On June 24 the WHITE IBIS was again reported by many birders
at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park). Robin Byers noted that a sign
was posted saying that the park will be closed on 6/26 and 6/27 for large
tree removal. On June 25, the WHITE IBIS was reported by Ira Sanders,
Hillary White, and John Malenich at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park).

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 24 on CR CC bet CR 21 and CR 22, Christy Payne reported 5
Dickcissel (3 singing m, 2 f).

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Picture Canyon, Wayne Heideman reported 2 Northern
Bobwhite, 5 Chichuahuan Raven, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Painted
Bunting.
---On June 26 at Comanche NG (Baca County Section), JoAnn Hackos reported
Greater Roadrunner, 2 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 7 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Clay-colored Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.
---On June 23 at Brainard Lake, a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported
by Dean Colprit.
---On June 23 at Teller Farms South, Jack Bushong reported a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo.
---On June 24 Robin Byers and Bob Fiehweg reported Bobolinks in grassy
meadow at City of Boulder Open Space Facility on Cherryvale Road.
---On June 25, 3 Dickcissels were reported by Bob Spencer on 111th St (dirt
rd) that wragps around Prince Lake 2 then intersects to north with Isabelle.
---On June 25, a Black Phoebe was reported by Megan Jones and Mike
Patterson at 75th St and Boulder Creek.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.
On June 25 on CR 175 near intersection with RR tracks, Jeff Guy reported a
pair of mating Dickcissels.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On June 25 an imm YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported by Jim Beatty at
Groundhog Reservoir in the NW section.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.
---On June 23, 2 Dickcissel were reported by Dan and Cheryl Hubbard at
Cheyenne Mountain SP just past bridge leading to Zook Trail. On June 24, 2
singing Dickcissels were reported by Debbie Barnes at Cheyenne Mountain SP
at Limekiln Trailhead long Talon Trail just after the bridge.
---On June 24 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Rob Hinds reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and 2 singing Dickcissels.
---On June 24 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 26 at Bear Creek Park East, Jim Nelson reported 5 singing m
Dickcissels.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On June 25, Polly Wren Neldner reported 76 – 100 Dickcissels on CR 360,
350, 340, and 341 and
9 Bobolinks on CR 358 & 360.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 21 at Upper Queens Reservoir, Jill White Smith reported a Snowy
Plover.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported Upland
Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover intersection) and 4
BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection). They were looking
for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S SPARROWS and found none. On June 24 at
Soapstone Prairie NA David Dowell, Kara Carragher, and Lisa Edwards
reported 3 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 17 McCown’s Longspurs. On June 26 at
Soapstone Prairie, Plover Trail, Greg Rand and Walter Wehtje reported 3
BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On June 26 on Unnamed Road S of Soapstone Prairie Greg Rand and Walter
Wehtje reported 8 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 24 multiple singing Dickcissels were reported by Rachel Hopper
at the intersection of CR 80 and CR 19 and several more sest of CR 19 on CR
80.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.
---On June 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Luke George and
William Bevil at Lee Martinez Park on the Poudre River Trail Corridor in
Fort Collins.
---On June 23 a Green Heron was reported by David Wade and Nick Komar at
Lee Martinez Park at Hidden Pond behind farm.
---On June 23 on Red Mountain Rd, Kevin Jablonski reported 4 Long-billed
Curlew.
---On June 24 at Bellvue, Pingree Road, Nick Komar and Sharon Forsyth
reported Red-headed Woodpecker.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 24 in Collbran, PE Road, Rodene Harwood and
Ronda Woodward reported Least Flycatcher.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On June 25 at bridge over Uncompahgre River at Billy Creek SWA, Kent
Nelson reported 3 Black Phoebes.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 24 a pair of Williamson’s Sapsuckers was reported by Art Dahl At
Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Dam campground.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
Marsh. On June 23 a Black Rail was reported by SeEtta Moss at Nepesta Road.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On June 23 at Windsor Lake, Jean Olson reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On June 24 at Windsor Lake, Nick Komar reported 3 imm
Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On June 25, Gary Lefko reported 2 imm Lesser
Black-backed Gulls at Windsor Lake. On June 26, Dennis Trujillo reported 3
Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Windsor Lake.
---On June 24 near Grover, CR 122 east of CR 89, Wayne Baumgartner reported
4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks), Mountain Plover, and 3 McCown’s
Longspur.
---On June 24, Nick Komar reported 4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks) at
CR 111 S of CR 128 and Dickcissel
---On June 25 at Pawnee NG; Gary Lefko reported 6 Long-billed Curlews at CR
69 .5 mi N of Swainson’s Hawk interpretive sign; McCown’s Longspurs were
along CR 104 with 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 1 will be to Golden Gate Canyon SP
led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT gmail.com; 720-890-2628) Directions:
From Denver take Hwy 93 to west side of Golden, just north of Golden, at
traffic light, go West on Hwy 46 (Golden Gate Canyon Road). Immediately,
turn left into parking lot on the side of road.
Will carpool to Visitor’s Center at 0730 and explore the area by the
lake. Then will head up to Bootleg Bottom and hike parts of the Coyote and
Elk trails to visit ponderosa pine, aspen, and riparian habitats. Bring
lunch or snacks, water and extra jacket. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 2will be to Mt Lindo Cemetery and
Turkey Creek Park leg by Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).
Directions: Meet At 0715 at Home Depot at 4277 S Eldridge St,
Morrison. If driving south on C-470, take the Quincy Ave exit, turn right
on Quincy Ave, then take Left on West Tufts Ave, If traveling north on
C-470, you will turn right onto W Quincy after the exit, then take left on
West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen from highway.
Will leave the Home Depot parking lot at 0730. Restrooms are
available inside Home Depot. Will first travel to Turkey Creek Park. Will
spend about 90 in this location by the creek. Then will travel to Mount
Lindo Memorial Park. Gates for this park open at 0900. Bring the usual
water, snacks, appropriate clothing for variable weather, and bug spring.
Register online or cotact leader.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/26/17 9:19 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Dickcissels, Bear Creek Park East, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co. 6/26
Enjoying another visit to Colorado and seeing family in Colorado Springs, I birded Bear Creek Park East this morning. I was surprised to find five singing male Dickcissels in the large field south of the community gardens, running from the power line west to 21st Street. A new Colorado species for me.


Jim Nelson
Bethesda, Maryland

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Date: 6/26/17 8:44 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
Thanks, David. That fits. She was building a nest on the rock face of the
boulder about waist high. It was on the north face, right under a vibrant
AMRO nest. Great info. Thanks

On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 4:16:59 PM UTC-6, Karen Drozda wrote:
>
> Saw a female Cordilleran Flycatcher building a nest on a very narrow shelf
> of a boulder. The nest was about waist high. The nest was nearly complete,
> no eggs.This was in Genesee Mountain Park Saturday 06/24. Thought it
> peculiar to be nesting so late in June and secondly on the boulder.
> Thoughts?
>

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Date: 6/26/17 3:54 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
I Karen,

I haven't seen one nesting on a boulder, but they do regularly use rock
faces, such as small cliffs and rock outcrops that are in shaded settings.

I do not think it is late, as I think some of the pairs have just finally
settled in here and there. Atlas II has some nesting phenology info, and it
shows both nest building and nests with eggs as regular in late June.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
wrote:

> Saw a female Cordilleran Flycatcher building a nest on a very narrow shelf
> of a boulder. The nest was about waist high. The nest was nearly complete,
> no eggs.This was in Genesee Mountain Park Saturday 06/24. Thought it
> peculiar to be nesting so late in June and secondly on the boulder.
> Thoughts?
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Date: 6/26/17 3:17 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher
Saw a female Cordilleran Flycatcher building a nest on a very narrow shelf
of a boulder. The nest was about waist high. The nest was nearly complete,
no eggs.This was in Genesee Mountain Park Saturday 06/24. Thought it
peculiar to be nesting so late in June and secondly on the boulder.
Thoughts?

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Date: 6/26/17 11:24 am
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
I agree with Orchard Oriole. We don't often see them here in Boulder
County, but they do pass through from time to time. I had one on Spring
Bird Count many years ago west of Longmont.

Kat Bradley-Bennett

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:45:39 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:
>
>
> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g6jfik1a__k/WU21fY2KGYI/AAAAAAAAAIs/3CMfDSfOj5wg9amHqQT98OliDVodEZh8QCLcBGAs/s1600/Mystery%2BBird%2B2.jpg>
>
>
> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-leCCfg7eFGM/WU21dG8NWkI/AAAAAAAAAIo/kZPigbGgU5kQBv9DWyHfoZLUOcO8qGmpACLcBGAs/s1600/Mystery%2BBird%2B1.jpg>
> Well, it wasn't raining, so I thought I would go and see what was lurking
> at White Rocks Trail this afternoon.
>
> Things started off pretty well, there were LOTS of swallows all over the
> place, a lot of Cliff Swallows, but some VG and Barn as well. The trees
> along the trail had House Wrens, Song Sparrows, a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks,
> some Bullock's Orioles and a few Flickers. The fields had lots of swallows
> along with some Kingbirds, mostly Eastern but a couple of Western. I
> scanned the marshy areas to the north of the RR tracks, and found a Great
> Blue Heron, some Canada Geese, a few Mallards and a Greater Yellowlegs? I
> couldn't tell for sure with the binoculars, it was around 200 yards out,
> but it looked like one to me. There were a few Spotted Sandpipers flitting
> around the marsh as well, and all of a sudden, an Osprey dropped in out of
> nowhere, and started taking a bath. The wading birds disappeared quickly,
> but popped back out after ten or fifteen minutes. I continued down the
> trail towards the creek, and found some Yellow Warblers, Black Capped
> Chickadees, and a few Robins chirping away. Close to the bridge, I saw
> Lots of Swallows again, including some Tree and a few Northern Rough Wing.
>
> In a tree not too far from the bridge, a mystery bird sat near the top,
> mostly yellow underneath, with some black under the beak somewhat like an
> Oriole. After looking through Sibley, I thought maybe an Orchard Oriole,
> but it had a grey head. I managed to take a couple of quick pictures in
> between looks through the binoculars. I tried to take a couple of steps so
> I could get a better picture, but I spooked it, and it quickly disappeared
> behind the trees. I didn't get a look at the upper side of the wing, so I
> only saw what is in the pictures. It was not quite as big as a Bullock's
> Oriole, I thought it might be a warbler, but didn't see anything in Sibley
> that looked quite like this.
>
> So, any thoughts on what this might be? Is it an Oriole? Or something
> else?
>
> Jeff Parks
> Boulder
>

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Date: 6/26/17 11:08 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissel plant associations
I would be interested in hearing from COBIRDS folks about their observations of the dominant plant(s) in the areas where Dickcissels seem to be territorial (lots of singing on multiple days). Of course, alfalfa has always been a crop that seems to attract Dickcissels, presumably because of the sulphur and white butterfly caterpillars found in these fields, and probably a lot of other insects like grasshoppers.


During this year when the Colorado prairie and foothills are lush with plant life due to much needed moisture over the last couple years, Dickcissels can exist in our midst and they seem to have choices. Which choices are they making? In addition to alfalfa fields, I have also seen them in salt-cedar/tamarisk (of all things, in this case near Nee Noshe Res south of Eads (Kiowa)) and in wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota) north of Nunn (Weld).


What other plants are you seeing Dickcissels favor?


Thanks,

Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 6/26/17 10:51 am
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County Dickcissel Invasion!
Yesterday while listening to the Dickcissel call during breakfast, I told
Paul of all the postings I had been seeing regarding this species. We went
out to County Road 360 just to see what we could see. It was while at the
Bobolink site at the beginning of 360 that we got our first inkling that we
might be under invasion. While we did see and hear 3 Bobolinks...the most
common call was that of the Dickcissel. Indeed we continued up 360 and all
the way up to where hayfields and locusts gave way to scrub oak we were
hearing and seeing Dickcissels continuously. This piqued our
curiosity...just how may of this bird could there be around?

We did not formally plan to do a survey and did not set out to come up with
a 5 mile radius from our home, but during the day ended up exploring all
the irrigated and sub-irrigated fields that we could think of on County
Roads, 358, 360, 340 and 341. We ended up with somewhere between 75-100
Dickcissels! We became so overwhelmed at the numbers of birds we were
seeing we ended up approximating.

We only saw our first Dickcissel pair in Huerfano County 5 years ago. Since
then we have maybe see a dozen or so....but 75-100 in a day? We are under
invasion!

We also saw saw 9 Bobolink males on Rds. 358 & 360!

Paul and Polly Wren Neldner
La Veta, CO

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Date: 6/26/17 9:27 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Long-billed Curlew [Weld]
Forgot, I also saw two of the immature Lesser Black-backed Gull at Windsor
Lake yesterday, too. Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/


On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:19:51 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> I saw a group of six Long-billed Curlew on Pawnee National Grassland
> yesterday. There were along Weld CR 69 about .5m north of the Swainson's
> Hawk interpretive sign-both (sign and birds) on west.
>
> McCown's Longspur are all over the place-both side of Weld CR 104-just
> west of the longspur interpretive sign. I also saw two Chestnut-collared
> Longspurs, too.
>
> Burrowing owl pair above nest right along Weld CR 96-.1m east of the
> Lining the Nest interpretive sign on south.
>
> Seven Great-tailed Grackles at Weld CR 84 marsh just west of Weld CR 31 in
> Pierce.
>
> Photos:
> http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-NG-06-25-2017/
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
>
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Date: 6/26/17 8:41 am
From: Matthew Baker <mattbaker...>
Subject: [cobirds] Semipalmated Plovers, White Ibis, Adams County
All,

Saturday morning I had 3 semipalmated plovers at the white ibis site at
Clear Creek Valley Park.

Perhaps these are fall migrants?

Checking eBird, there hasn't been a sighting in the front range since May.

-Matt Baker
Denver, CO

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Date: 6/26/17 8:19 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-billed Curlew [Weld]
Hi all

I saw a group of six Long-billed Curlew on Pawnee National Grassland
yesterday. There were along Weld CR 69 about .5m north of the Swainson's
Hawk interpretive sign-both (sign and birds) on west.

McCown's Longspur are all over the place-both side of Weld CR 104-just west
of the longspur interpretive sign. I also saw two Chestnut-collared
Longspurs, too.

Burrowing owl pair above nest right along Weld CR 96-.1m east of the Lining
the Nest interpretive sign on south.

Seven Great-tailed Grackles at Weld CR 84 marsh just west of Weld CR 31 in
Pierce.

Photos:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-NG-06-25-2017/

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/


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Date: 6/26/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 26, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 26 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Northern Bobwhite (Baca)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Boulder)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Dolores)
Green Heron (Larimer)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Phillips)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Larimer)
Williamson’s Sapsucker ( Jefferson, Larimer, Pitkin, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Larimer, Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, *Ouray)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Fremont)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Alamosa/Costilla, *Boulder, *Chaffee, El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders. On June 22
the WHITE IBIS was reported by many birders at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek
Valley Park). On June 24 the WHITE IBIS was again reported by many birders
at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park). Robin Byers noted that a sign
was posted saying that the park will be closed on 6/26 and 6/27 for large
tree removal. On June 25, the WHITE IBIS was reported by Ira Sanders,
Hillary White, and John Malenich at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park).

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 24 on CR CC bet CR 21 and CR 22, Christy Payne reported 5
Dickcissel (3 singing m, 2 f).

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Picture Canyon, Wayne Heideman reported 2 Northern
Bobwhite, 5 Chichuahuan Rave,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Painted Bunting.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.
---On June 23 at Brainard Lake, a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported
by Dean Colprit.
---On June 23 at Teller Farms South, Jack Bushong reported a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo.
---On June 24 Robin Byers and Bob Fiehweg reported Bobolinks in grassy
meadow at City of Boulder Open Space Facility on Cherryvale Road.
---On June 25, 3 Dickcissels were reported by Bob Spencer on 111th St (dirt
rd) that wragps around Prince Lake 2 then intersects to north with Isabelle.
---On June 25, a Black Phoebe was reported by Megan Jones and Mike
Patterson at 75th St and Boulder Creek.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.
On June 25 on CR 175 near intersection with RR tracks, Jeff Guy reported a
pair of mating Dickcissels.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On June 25 an imm YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported by Jim Beatty at
Groundhog Reservoir in the NW section.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.
---On June 23, 2 Dickcissel were reported by Dan and Cheryl Hubbard at
Cheyenne Mountain SP just past bridge leading to Zook Trail. On June 24, 2
singing Dickcissels were reported by Debbie Barnes at Cheyenne Mountain SP
at Limekiln Trailhead long Talon Trail just after the bridge.
---On June 24 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Rob Hinds reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and 2 singing Dickcissels.
---On June 24 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 21 at Upper Queens Reservoir, Jill White Smith reported a Snowy
Plover.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported Upland
Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover intersection) and 4
BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection). They were looking
for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S SPARROWS and found none. On June 24 at
Soapstone Prairie NA David Dowell, Kara Carragher, and Lisa Edwards
reported 3 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 17 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 24 multiple singing Dickcissels were reported by Rachel Hopper
at the intersection of CR 80 and CR 19 and several more sest of CR 19 on CR
80.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.
---On June 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Luke George and
William Bevil at Lee Martinez Park on the Poudre River Trail Corridor in
Fort Collins.
---On June 23 a Green Heron was reported by David Wade and Nick Komar at
Lee Martinez Park at Hidden Pond behind farm.
---On June 23 on Red Mountain Rd, Kevin Jablonski reported 4 Long-billed
Curlew.
---On June 24 at Bellvue, Pingree Road, Nick Komar and Sharon Forsyth
reported Red-headed Woodpecker.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 24 in Collbran, PE Road, Rodene Harwood and
Ronda Woodward reported Least Flycatcher.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On June 25 at bridge over Uncompahgre River at Billy Creek SWA, Kent
Nelson reported 3 Black Phoebes.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 24 a pair of Williamson’s Sapsuckers was reported by Art Dahl At
Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Dam campground.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
Marsh. On June 23 a Black Rail was reported by SeEtta Moss at Nepesta Road.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On June 23 at Windsor Lake, Jean Olson reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On June 24 at Windsor Lake, Nick Komar reported 3 imm
Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---On June 24 near Grover, CR 122 east of CR 89, Wayne Baumgartner reported
4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks), Mountain Plover, and 3 McCown’s
Longspur.
---On June 24, Nick Komar reported 4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks) at
CR 111 S of CR 128 and Dickcissel

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/25/17 8:05 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer) on 25June2017
It was an exciting visit to Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) at the west terminus of Mountain Avenue this afternoon (noon to 5).


Perhaps most exciting was finding a House Wren nest in a trunk cavity of what I think is an apricot tree. House Wrens are not at all common at Grandview and I have never known them to nest within the cemetery grounds proper. Among the deliveries the parents made to the eager young were: a harvestman (aka "daddylonglegs", left photo below), European earwigs (right photo below), a moth, an unidentified spider, and an unidentified green larva.


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I saw at least 14 Broad-tailed Hummingbirds broken down as follows: 3 females at active nests, 2 females associated with trees that I suspect contain nests so far defying detection, 1 heard male flyover, 2 eggs, 2 nestlings about to fledge, and 4 birds of undetermined age or gender that I suspect are recent fledglings. Coolest thing was a female coming off her egg-laden nest to peck a fox squirrel (dumb enough to walk on the ground right under her nest) at least twice, right in the head (photo below taken between Peck 1 and Peck 2). Dave Steingraeber, who was visiting at the time, can vouch this is not fake news.



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One Mallard female had 7 babies in the ditch. Two males pursued a second female with vigor. Earlier this season I knew of one nest under a peony bush and another down the alley east of the cemetery in a red raspberry patch. Wonder if the brood in the ditch came from either of these?


The lonely Plumbeous Vireo continues his quest for a mate, but is conspicuously losing vigor. Compared to June 15 when first discovered, he sings infrequently and not for long. You can almost hear the violins in the background.


American Goldfinches are gathering thistle seed as material for their notoriously late nesting.


A silent Western Wood-Pewee was a surprise, after not seeing one for over a month at this location. (As an aside, I heard this species in at least three locations in Weld County both west and east of US85 south and southeast of Carr yesterday during our very successful Boulder County Nature Association field trip in pursuit of shrike larder). Like Dickcissels, pewees seem to be doing well on the plains this year.


Another surprise was a Gray Catbird, tail obviously in molt, singing in honeysuckles, green ash and spruce. They do not, to my knowledge, nest in the cemetery.


Robins and House Finches were eating honeysuckle berries.


I was unaware of nesting this summer at Grandview by Chipping Sparrows but today two adults fed at least two fledglings. Photo shows one of the youngsters waiting to be fed by a parent.


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Total of 28 species, which is exceptional for this time of year.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins



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Date: 6/25/17 4:52 pm
From: Bob Spencer <spenceb...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissels, East Boulder County
Sondra and I saw 3 male Dickcissels this morning along 111th St (dirt road)
that wraps around Prince Lake 2 and then intersects to the north with
Isabelle. The Dickcissels seemed to especially like the extensive patch of
thistles that runs along the East side of the road after it straightens to
the north; allowing good looks from the car. We also saw Dickcissels this
past week at Teller Farms and in a field along Baseline road east of
Baseline reservoir. So there seems to be a quite a few in the area right
now.

Bob Spencer and Sondra Bland

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Date: 6/25/17 11:26 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis - Adams Co
Birders
The white ibis is still present at the same location.

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Date: 6/25/17 6:08 am
From: Ed Baker <ednbonniebaker...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dillon, Summit County, CO
Violet-green Swallows - pair
6/23/17 - completed nest with egg cup ready for eggs
across street from my house in neighbor's yard

Bonnie Boex

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Date: 6/25/17 3:19 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 25, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 25 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (*Baca,
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (*Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron *Larimer)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, *El Paso, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *El Paso, *Larimer)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, *Pitkin, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer, *Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Baca)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Veery (Morntezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Baca)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, *Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Fremont)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( *Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Painted Bunting (*Baca)
Dickcissel (*Alamosa/Costilla, Chaffee, *El Paso, *Larimer, *Weld)
Bobolink (*Boulder)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders. On June 22
the WHITE IBIS was reported by many birders at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek
Valley Park). On June 24 the WHITE IBIS was again reported by many birders
at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park). Robin Byers noted that a sign
was posted saying that the park will be closed on 6/26 and 6/27 for large
tree removal.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.
---On June 24 on CR CC bet CR 21 and CR 22, Christy Payne reported 5
Dickcissel (3 singing m, 2 f).


ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On June 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.
---On June 24 at Picture Canyon, Wayne Heideman reported 2 Northern
Bobwhite, 5 Chichuahuan Rave,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Painted Bunting.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.
---On June 23 at Brainard Lake, a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported
by Dean Colprit.
---On June 23 at Teller Farms South, Jack Bushong reported a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo.
---On June 24 Robin Byers and Bob Fiehweg reported Bobolinks in grassy
meadow at City of Boulder Open Space Facility on Cherryvale Road.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin
Ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.
---On June 23, 2 Dickcissel were reported by Dan and Cheryl Hubbard at
Cheyenne Mountain SP just past bridge leading to Zook Trail. On June 24, 2
singing Dickcissels were reported by Debbie Barnes at Cheyenne Mountain SP
at Limekiln Trailhead long Talon Trail just after the bridge.
---On June 24 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Rob Hinds reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and 2 singing Dickcissels.
---On June 24 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).
---On June 21 at Upper Queens Reservoir, Jill White Smith reported a Snowy
Plover.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough
Ward. On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported
Upland Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover
intersection) and 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection).
They were looking for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S
SPARROWS and found none. On June 24 at Soapstone Prairie NA David Dowell,
Kara Carragher, and Lisa Edwards reported 3 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 17
McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 24 multiple singing Dickcissels were reported by Rachel Hopper
at the intersection of CR 80 and CR 19 and several more sest of CR 19 on CR
80.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.
---On June 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Luke George and
William Bevil at Lee Martinez Park on the Poudre River Trail Corridor in
Fort Collins.
---On June 23 a Green Heron was reported by David Wade and Nick Komar at
Lee Martinez Park at Hidden Pond behind farm.
---On June 23 on Red Mountain Rd, Kevin Jablonski reported 4 Long-billed
Curlew.
---On June 24 at Bellvue, Pingree Road, Nick Komar and Sharon Forsyth
reported Red-headed Woodpecker.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 24 in Collbran, PE Road, Rodene Harwood and
Ronda Woodward reported Least Flycatcher.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 24 a pair of Williamson’s Sapsuckers was reported by Art Dahl At
Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Dam campground.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
Marsh. On June 23 a Black Rail was reported by SeEtta Moss at Nepesta Road.
---On June 14 a Hooded Warbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at
headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On June 23 at Windsor Lake, Jean Olson reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On June 24 at Windsor Lake, Nick Komar reported 3 imm
Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
---On June 24 near Grover, CR 122 east of CR 89, Wayne Baumgartner reported
4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks), Mountain Plover, and 3 McCown’s
Longspur.
---On June 24, Nick Komar reported 4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (1 f, 3 chicks) at
CR 111 S of CR 128 and Dickcissel


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/24/17 11:23 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] Re: Binoculars repair
I have used S&S Optika in Englewood...they ship binocs to the correct
place...purchased my scope there. Have been going there (seldom,
everything works) for 20 years or so. I did have them ship a Meade
telescope for repair many years ago.

Karl Stecher
Centennial




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From: "Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO" <cbrown1902act...>
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:57 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Binoculars repair
I do not know of a binocular repair firm in the Denver area, but Cory
Suddarth in OK has a national (and even international) reputation. If you
have a pair of high quality binoculars, I think it would be well worth
considering shipping them to him. Lots of info at:

https://suddarthoptical.com/

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at 3:25:12 PM UTC-6, hazlosimple wrote: Hey
Birders,

After flying to the South for Father's Day weekend, I noticed my binoculars
were out of sync. I am getting a "double image" effect that, based on some
online research, was likely caused by a prism getting knocked out of place.
No amount of focus knob adjusting gets rid of the problem. I don't
remember dropping them so I'm not sure how it happened.

Any recommendations for favorite, affordable repair shops in Denver or
additional tips? I'm too afraid to ruin them by messing with the screws
myself. Thanks!

Patrick DePriest
Denver, CO

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Date: 6/24/17 8:27 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing male yellow-rumped warbler, Lory State Park, Larimer Country
This singing male (Audubon's) was in full mating colors and sang
continuously for at least an hour at the top of the Mill Creek Trail in
Lory State Park. Can anyone tell me if this is normal for a yellow-rumped
to be here (about 6500 ft) at this time and looking for a mate?

Other birds seen were young western tanagers and parents, young pygmy
nuthatches, young yellow breasted chats and parents, RC kinglets, Hairy
woodpecker, lots of chipping sparrows, 2 Steller's jays, and a northern
Goshawk.

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 6/24/17 8:12 pm
From: Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
I mistakenly identified the location as Lowell Ponds when, in fact, I
observed the bird in the ponds at Clear Creek Valley Park. Thanks for
explaining the difference, Bob Santangelo!

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:30:02 AM UTC-6, Michelle Puplava wrote:
>
> I arrived at 930am and the White Ibis was on the west side of thr pond
> directly south of the parking lot. So glad the bird stuck around so I
> could get a look.
>
> Michelle

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Date: 6/24/17 4:31 pm
From: Rachel <r-hopper...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissel's/Larimer County
COBirders,

I just had multiple singing Dickcissel’s at the intersection of Larimer County Road 80 & 19. I also heard and saw several more west of 19 on Rd. 80. This has been a very reliable spot for them in past years in Larimer.

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Date: 6/24/17 4:27 pm
From: Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Binoculars repair
I do not know of a binocular repair firm in the Denver area, but Cory
Suddarth in OK has a national (and even international) reputation. If you
have a pair of high quality binoculars, I think it would be well worth
considering shipping them to him. Lots of info at:

https://suddarthoptical.com/

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at 3:25:12 PM UTC-6, hazlosimple wrote:
>
> Hey Birders,
>
> After flying to the South for Father's Day weekend, I noticed my
> binoculars were out of sync. I am getting a "double image" effect that,
> based on some online research, was likely caused by a prism getting knocked
> out of place. No amount of focus knob adjusting gets rid of the problem.
> I don't remember dropping them so I'm not sure how it happened.
>
> Any recommendations for favorite, affordable repair shops in Denver or
> additional tips? I'm too afraid to ruin them by messing with the screws
> myself. Thanks!
>
> Patrick DePriest
> Denver, CO
>

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Date: 6/24/17 11:54 am
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Rocks trail again, and a quick stop at Sombrero Marsh


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Well, after seeing what I thought was a Greater Yellowlegs in the marshy
areas west of the White Rocks trail yesterday, I thought I would drag a
scope out there and try to find it again. Naturally, it was nowhere to be
seen, but I am fairly confident that it was a GRYE, since it was dark on
the back, larger than the Spotted Sandpipers running around, and had a
long, straight beak. I did see five Spotties today, along with a couple of
Great Blue Herons and a couple of Killdeer. While I was standing near the
fence looking at the marsh (just past the RR track crossing), I turned and
looked to the east, in the trees along the trail where it turns the
corner. In a Cottonwood, there is a Red-Tailed Hawk nest, with an adult
slightly above it and a white head poking above the edge of the nest.
Before long, the chick came up out of the nest, and was standing up on the
side. I only saw one chick, and before long it was back in the nest, and
the adult headed off somewhere, presumably to look for something to feed
the little one.

On the way back home, I stopped by Sombrero Marsh to see what was there.
Several ducks on the pond, Mallard, Mallard, ducklings, Mallard - wait a
minute, that wasn't a Mallard, it was a Wood Duck! Swimming around by
itself, picking insects off the surface, not concerned in the least that I
was standing there. Off towards the west end of the marsh, there were four
Great Blue Herons standing in the reeds. Not bad for a quick stop!

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder, CO

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Date: 6/24/17 10:52 am
From: Patrick DePriest <depriestp...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
Still present. On east side of second pond southeast of lot and near 76.

Patrick DePriest
Denver, CO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...> wrote:
>
> I arrived at 930am and the White Ibis was on the west side of thr pond directly south of the parking lot. So glad the bird stuck around so I could get a look.
>
> Michelle
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Date: 6/24/17 10:30 am
From: Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis-still present at Lowell Ponds, Adams County
I arrived at 930am and the White Ibis was on the west side of thr pond directly south of the parking lot. So glad the bird stuck around so I could get a look.

Michelle

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Date: 6/24/17 8:26 am
From: Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mockingbird, Eagle trailhead, Boulder County
This morning along the Eagle Trail (west of Boulder Reservoir), about 600m
from the trailhead I observed a northern mockingbird for about two minutes.
It was flying about and perching on agave stalks. Did not see where it went
to after that.

Happy birding,
Laura Steadman
Boulder

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Date: 6/24/17 8:00 am
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
Well, from the responses that I have received so far, it appears that it is
indeed an Orchard Oriole. In Sibley, the notes say "Our smallest Oriole,
often mistaken for a Warbler." Which is what happened to me, I thought it
was a Warbler at first, and was thumbing through the Warbler section in
Sibley trying to figure it out. Once I got home and thought about it, I
decided to look through the Orioles as well, since there were a bunch of
Bullock's Orioles in the trees out there.

A birder from Louisiana contacted me and mentioned that the grey head is
common in first-year male birds, before they change to the dark head and
chestnut body color. Thanks, Tom!

On a side note, Teller Lake #5 is now full of water, after being so dry
this spring that you could walk across it. I saw a couple of Coots and
five Pied-Bill Grebes swimming around out there yesterday, along with the
large flock of swallows skimming for insects. There were several
Yellow-headed Blackbirds hanging out in the reeds as well.

Good Birding -
Jeff Parks

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Date: 6/24/17 5:43 am
From: <barnesdeborah33...>
Subject: [cobirds] El Paso County Dickcisssels
During my last breeding bird survey of the year at Cheyenne Mountain State Park at the Limekiln Trailhead along Talon trail just after the bridge were 2 singing Dickcissels.
Debbie Barnes
Colorado Springs

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Date: 6/24/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 24, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 24 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
BARROW’S Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (*Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (*Larimer)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (*Larimer)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Veery (Morntezuma)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Fremont)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( *Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Dickcissel (Alamosa/Costilla, Chaffee, *El Paso)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders. On June 22
the WHITE IBIS was reported by many birders at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek
Valley Park).

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycathcers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycather was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On Mune 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.
---On June 23 at Brainard Lake, a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported
by Dean Colprit.
---On June 23 at Teller Farms South, Jack Bushong reported a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin
Ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.
---On June 23, 2 Dickcissel were reported by Dan and Cheryl Hubbard at
Cheyenne Mountain SP just past bridge leading to Zook Trail.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).
---On June 21 at Upper Queens Reservoir, Jill White Smith reported a Snowy
Plover.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough
Ward. On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported
Upland Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover
intersection) and 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection).
They were looking for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S
SPARROWS and found none.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.
---On June 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Luke George and
William Bevil at Lee Martinez Park on the Poudre River Trail Corridor in
Fort Collins.
---On June 23 a Green Heron was reported by David Wade and Nick Komar at
Lee Martinez Park at Hidden Pond behind farm.
---On June 23 on Red Mountain Rd, Kevin Jablonski reported 4 Long-billed
Curlew.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
Marsh. On June 23 a Black Rail was reported by SeEtta Moss at Nepesta Road.
---On June 14 a Hooded Warbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at
headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On June 23 at Windsor Lake, Jean Olson reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 24 will be to Central Plains
Experimental Range (CPER) near Pawnee Grassland led by Amber Carver
(caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-493-5721). This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/23/17 8:04 pm
From: Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
At a quick first glance, it looks like a hooded oriole, but that would be highly unusual. The black up through the eye may indicate a juvie bullocks oriole.

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Date: 6/23/17 8:04 pm
From: Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird
Actually, a little deeper searching makes me definitely think orchard oriole. The black on the throat is much more complete than it would be on juv bullocks.

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Date: 6/23/17 5:45 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Rocks Trail - and a mystery bird


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Well, it wasn't raining, so I thought I would go and see what was lurking
at White Rocks Trail this afternoon.

Things started off pretty well, there were LOTS of swallows all over the
place, a lot of Cliff Swallows, but some VG and Barn as well. The trees
along the trail had House Wrens, Song Sparrows, a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks,
some Bullock's Orioles and a few Flickers. The fields had lots of swallows
along with some Kingbirds, mostly Eastern but a couple of Western. I
scanned the marshy areas to the north of the RR tracks, and found a Great
Blue Heron, some Canada Geese, a few Mallards and a Greater Yellowlegs? I
couldn't tell for sure with the binoculars, it was around 200 yards out,
but it looked like one to me. There were a few Spotted Sandpipers flitting
around the marsh as well, and all of a sudden, an Osprey dropped in out of
nowhere, and started taking a bath. The wading birds disappeared quickly,
but popped back out after ten or fifteen minutes. I continued down the
trail towards the creek, and found some Yellow Warblers, Black Capped
Chickadees, and a few Robins chirping away. Close to the bridge, I saw
Lots of Swallows again, including some Tree and a few Northern Rough Wing.

In a tree not too far from the bridge, a mystery bird sat near the top,
mostly yellow underneath, with some black under the beak somewhat like an
Oriole. After looking through Sibley, I thought maybe an Orchard Oriole,
but it had a grey head. I managed to take a couple of quick pictures in
between looks through the binoculars. I tried to take a couple of steps so
I could get a better picture, but I spooked it, and it quickly disappeared
behind the trees. I didn't get a look at the upper side of the wing, so I
only saw what is in the pictures. It was not quite as big as a Bullock's
Oriole, I thought it might be a warbler, but didn't see anything in Sibley
that looked quite like this.

So, any thoughts on what this might be? Is it an Oriole? Or something
else?

Jeff Parks
Boulder

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Date: 6/23/17 5:35 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Bird ID From Brainard Lake Area
Hi Dean -

Your photo shows a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored form). They breed in the
high-elevation willow stands.

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
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On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Dean Colprit <colprit...> wrote:

> I got this image but can't identify the bird. any help will be appreciated.
> http://deancolprit.photography/FM/08043206222017%20(1).jpg
>
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Date: 6/23/17 5:28 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Teller Farms South
Hi all,
Today my brother and I had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the farm trees at the
location entitled "Teller Lakes South" on Ebird. This is just N of Arapahoe
Road as you are driving into the parking lot.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 6/23/17 4:16 pm
From: Dean Colprit <colprit...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird ID From Brainard Lake Area
I got this image but can't identify the bird. any help will be appreciated.
http://deancolprit.photography/FM/08043206222017%20(1).jpg

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Date: 6/23/17 2:25 pm
From: Patrick DePriest <depriestp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Binoculars repair
Hey Birders,

After flying to the South for Father's Day weekend, I noticed my binoculars
were out of sync. I am getting a "double image" effect that, based on some
online research, was likely caused by a prism getting knocked out of
place. No amount of focus knob adjusting gets rid of the problem. I don't
remember dropping them so I'm not sure how it happened.

Any recommendations for favorite, affordable repair shops in Denver or
additional tips? I'm too afraid to ruin them by messing with the screws
myself. Thanks!

Patrick DePriest
Denver, CO

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Date: 6/23/17 1:56 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] White ibis continues, Clear Crk Valley Prk, Adams Co.
Seen by several of us this morning through noon today in pond southeast of
parking lot -- along with about a dozen snowy egrets, similar number of
American avocets (with young), spotted sandpipers, a western kingbird on
her nest, and in another pond just east, a male wood duck in non-breeding
plumage. Patrolling over all were scores of cliff, violet-green and barn
swallows.

Patrick O'Driscoll
Denver

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Date: 6/23/17 12:56 pm
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Plover Research Trip Photos/Central Colorado
Hi all

I had the opportunity to go with a Bird Conservancy of the Rockies group to
Mountain Plover research site to find, observe, and tag Mountain Plover on
Wednesday. Gorgeous weather, sunny, 71 degrees, with great group and lots
of fun and more acquired knowledge!

Researcher took us to active nest (adult, two chicks, one egg); probably
saw total of 10 plovers (including chicks) in short span. Then there was
an untagged plover capture, banding and locator tracker. Other birds and
wildflowers, too. Pretty cool stuff! Beautiful vistas.

Photos here:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Mountain-Plover-Research-Trip-06-21-2017/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/


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Date: 6/23/17 10:53 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Swifts over CU Boulder campus
While walking across the CU-Boulder campus a few minutes ago, I saw two swifts flying over the Dalton Trumbo fountain area. Larger than Violet-green Swallows, fully dark, lacking even a paler throat, slower wingbeats, and totally silent led to my conclusion that these were Black not Chimney Swifts. It is not unusual for Black Swifts to come to lower elevations when summer days get as cold and low-ceilinged as today is.

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Date: 6/23/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 23, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 23 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
BARROW’S Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Veery (Morntezuma)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Fremont)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Dickcissel (Alamosa/Costilla, Chaffee)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders. On June 22
the WHITE IBIS was reported by many birders at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek
Valley Park).

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycathcers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycather was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On Mune 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin
Ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).
---On June 21 at Upper Queens Reservoir, Jill White Smith reported a Snowy
Plover.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough
Ward. On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported
Upland Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover
intersection) and 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection).
They were looking for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S
SPARROWS and found none.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.
---On June 22 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Luke George and
William Bevil at Lee Martinez Park on the Poudre River Trail Corridor in
Fort Collins.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
March.
---On June 14 a Hooded Warbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at
headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 24 will be to Central Plains
Experimental Range (CPER) near Pawnee Grassland led by Amber Carver
(caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-493-5721). This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/22/17 7:32 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow Breasted Chats and MacGillivray's Warblers
Hey all -

I went out to Eldorado Springs this morning to see if the Lewis's
Woodpeckers were back in the trees up on the ridge, but I didn't see them.
Maybe they have found another place to nest this year ...

I walked around the back side of the first ridge, and over towards Eldorado
State Park. In the trees along the Fowler Trail, after it turns off from
the road I saw several birds of interest. There were a few Blue-Grey
Gnatcatchers, a few Black-Capped Chickadees, and what I thought were two
Yellow-Breasted Chats, based on partial white around the eye, and a yellow
breast. The yellow went clear down the belly to the tail, however, which
puzzled me for awhile. Closer to the rock cut by the Bastille, I saw
another one in the bushes along side the trail, and got a better look. The
bird had a grey head, grey extending down towards the breast, and yellow
below that, on the belly and down to the tail. Then the light came on, and
I realized that they were MacGillivray's Warblers. The quick looks that I
had earlier didn't show the head clearly.

Moving on down the trail, I looked into the canyon on the back side of the
Bastille, and there were a bunch of White-Throated Swifts flying around up
and down the rock faces and over the creek. 30-40 of them. I watched them
for about ten minutes, but didn't see much of anything else. Heading back
out, close to the rock cut in the first ridge, I looked back towards the
higher peaks, and there was a Golden Eagle circling above one of the
ridges. A couple of Turkey Vultures were also seen circling to the north
above the Mesa Trail area. On the trail back to the car, I saw (and heard)
several Spotted Towhees, a Blue Jay, a Mourning Dove, and a few Magpies.
And of course, a few Yellow-Breasted Chats, working through the bushes
looking for food.
I was disappointed that the Lewis's Woodpeckers weren't around this year,
but as usual, there were other birds worth watching along that trail.

Good birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder

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Date: 6/22/17 7:01 pm
From: David Chartier <davidchartier45...>
Subject: [cobirds] White ibis
Still present at Clear Creek Valley Park as of 6pm.

David Chartier
Colorado Springs

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Date: 6/22/17 2:29 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White Ibis continues Adams Co
It IS Adams County.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37743963

Susan Rosine
Thornton


On Jun 22, 2017 12:26 PM, "Susan Rosine" <u5b2mtdna...> wrote:

> I think it's Adams County LOL. Anyway, right now it's at the eastern pond
> at Clear Creek Valley Park, which Google says is in Berkley? (More like
> Arvada). Nice parking lot, from there head east. That particular pond is
> not visible from the parking lot.
> I understand the Ibis does move around, and there are other ponds, so
> check around. Lots of Snowy Egrets, Night Heron, etc.
> Susan Rosine, Thornton
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Date: 6/22/17 1:38 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis present
Clear Creek Valley Park in pond south of parking lot
Chuck Hundertmark
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Date: 6/22/17 1:24 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Western Field Ornithologists convention, Pueblo, August 16-20, 2017


Hello, everybody.



I’m writing to let you know that the 2017 Western Field Ornithologists
(WFO) birding and ornithology convention, to be held in bird-rich Pueblo,
is right around the corner. The convention will be held August 16–20, 2017.


Where to start? How about field trips! Half-day and full-day trips will be
led by a Who’s Who of Colorado birding talent, joined by such “foreign”
luminaries as Kimball Garrett, Jon Dunn, Ron Martin, Forrest Rowland, and
others. WFO field trips emphasize truly learning about birds; expert
leaders will patiently share their tips for bird ID.



Various workshops—both indoors and outdoors—will likewise enhance our
understanding and enjoyment of the diverse birdlife of southeastern
Colorado. Workshops include “What Do Birds Eat?” (with Dave Leatherman),
“Birds from the Inside Out” (Lauryn Benedict), “Identifying Birds By Their
Sounds” (Nathan Pieplow), “How to Make, Edit, Share, and Publish Bird
Vocalizations (Ted Floyd), “The Ins and Outs of eBird” (Scott Somershoe),
and “Identification of Shorebirds” (Jon Dunn). Bird ID panels will be
moderated by Ed Harper (photos) and Nathan Pieplow (audio). And a decided
highlight will be the keynote presentation by Lauryn Benedict, a professor
at the University of Northern Colorado and one of the world’s foremost
experts on birdsong.


There’s more! The two days of scientific presentations will be exceptional
for their breadth of coverage and overall interest. A sampling of topics to
be covered includes: California Condor conservation, ID of Plumbeous and
Cassin’s vireos, migration timing of Orange-crowned Warblers, Mexican Ducks
in Colorado, geographic variation in Rock Wren songs, and much more. The
science sessions are an outstanding venue for understanding Colorado field
ornithology in a broad regional perspective. The sessions are moderated by
Steve Rottenborn, one of the most respected field ornithologists in western
North America.


Our hub of operations will be the Pueblo Convention Center, where all
activities will be held: workshops, banquet, receptions, exhibitors, field
trip departures, and more. The convention center is connected by a walkway
to the Marriott Hotel; when you make your reservation, mention that you are
with WFO for a discounted room rate.


WFO loves young field ornithologists! Conventioneers under 18 receive a
hard-to-beat 100% discount on the cost of registration. Programs for young
and youngish field ornithologists provide opportunities for interaction
with both peers and famous elders.


And WFO loves CFO members! All CFO members enjoy a discounted registration
fee. For more information on the convention, go online:



https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php



See you in Pueblo!

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Date: 6/22/17 11:26 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis continues Adams Co
I think it's Adams County LOL. Anyway, right now it's at the eastern pond at Clear Creek Valley Park, which Google says is in Berkley? (More like Arvada). Nice parking lot, from there head east. That particular pond is not visible from the parking lot.
I understand the Ibis does move around, and there are other ponds, so check around. Lots of Snowy Egrets, Night Heron, etc.
Susan Rosine, Thornton

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Date: 6/22/17 6:40 am
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis 6/21
Someone should try Cherry Creek State Park. Cottonwood Creek Wetlands seems appropriate for the bird.

Ben Sampson
Centennial CO

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Date: 6/22/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 22, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 22 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
BARROW’S Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (*El Paso)
Veery (Morntezuma)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (*Fremont)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Boulder)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Dickcissel (Alamosa/Costilla, Chaffee)
Baltimore Oriole (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity. On June 21 the WHITE IBIS continues at Lowell
Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park) and was seen by many birders.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycathcers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycather was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On Mune 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 21 a Brewer’s Sparrow was reported singing in field N of East
Boulder Rec Center by Christy Payne.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin
Ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.
---On June 21 a Bewick’s Wren was reported by David and Cheryl Hubbard in
Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 21 on Siolam Rd at CR 110, Rich Miller reported 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows skylarking.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough
Ward. On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported
Upland Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover
intersection) and 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection).
They were looking for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S
SPARROWS and found none.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.
---On June 20 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink
in Rocky Mountain NP about a mile up the trail to Lulu City.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
March.
---On June 14 a Hooded Warbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at
headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 24 will be to Central Plains
Experimental Range (CPER) near Pawnee Grassland led by Amber Carver
(caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-493-5721). This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/21/17 8:17 pm
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, East Boulder Community Center
This morning between 8:00 AM and 11:10 AM I had a singing Brewers Sparrow in the field to the north of the E. Boulder Community Center. I had a tough time getting my eyes on it, but this bird was a pretty prolific singer. It was shy to disturbance but would sing if I sat still for a handful of minutes. The field is not open to the public, but the Sparrow was located at the southern edge and could easily be heard from the public sidewalk and roadway. I don't spend a lot of time in Boulder, so I'm not certain how uncommon this is, but I was surprised to find it there.

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

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Date: 6/21/17 7:04 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis 6/21
Hi all,

At 7:07 pm while stuck in traffic my mom and I had the luxury of having the
White Ibis fly about 100 feet over our car while merging onto I-70 luckily
we had our binoculars ready and were able to get as good of looks as we
would hope from sitting in the car. The bird was heading South East, and
talking to the other birders at the ponds they said that it flew off just a
bit earlier. If it doesn't show up back at the ponds later today or
tommorow, checking those lakes and ponds South East from Clear Creek Valley
Park might be a good idea. We checked the other ponds around Clear Creek
such as Lake Sangraco and Jim Baxter Reservoir but it hadn't shown up
there. But there were a few Cattle Egrets roosting at Lake Sangraco.


Good Birding,
Luke Pheneger
Longmont Colorado

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Date: 6/21/17 5:39 pm
From: Scott Manwaring <man04015...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] white ibis
Still present at pond at 18:38

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Date: 6/21/17 1:41 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] CFO Field Trip report: The Big Night, June 9-10, 2017
Hey, everybody. Apologies for the tardy posting, but work and life and such
got in the way. Anyhow, I am pleased to report that the third annual
CFO-sponsored Boulder County Big Night was great fun. Eight folks with
problematic psychological profiles birded Boulder County from sunrise, 8:27
p.m., on Friday, June 9, till sunrise, 5:32 a.m., on Saturday, June 10. We
recorded 63 species from sunset to sunrise, a bit down from last year's 70,
but a respectable tally nevertheless. My personal faves were:

5. A *northern saw-whet owl* going like crazy in the pine woods west of
Boulder.

4. Winnowing *Wilson snipes* breathtakingly close in a flooded hayfield in
South Boulder

3. A *grasshopper sparrow* singing its eerie song in a grassland just north
of Boulder

2. An *American white pelican* gliding silently across the moonlit waters
of Sombrero Marsh

1. Another *American white pelican,* gliding silently across the moonlit
waters of Coot Lake

What can I say? I really like the sight of pelicans in a halo of moonlight.

Lots of other stuff out there: families, somnambulant fisherman, big brown
bats, coyotes, Woodhouse toads, meteors, and wonderful fireflies.

Next year's Big Night is tentatively scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, May
26-27, 2018.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/21/17 12:54 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Woodpeckers
I saw a number of the usual Rocky Mountain National Park specialties on 6-20 but best bird was a Three-toed woodpecker about a mile up the trail to Lulu City. Also saw a total of 7 moose on the west side of the park. Good birding. Bill Fink. Longmont

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Date: 6/21/17 12:49 pm
From: Lynnliz2698 via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] white ibis
Bird still easily seen at noon today. Just off southern edge of parking
lots

Thanks for all the information provided by so many people.

Lynn Willcockson


In a message dated 6/21/2017 11:49:02 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
<daleatherman...> writes:


Several of us saw the white ibis in the location described by Peter, Eric
and others late in the day yesterday (6/21). The bird flew off to the ne
about 6:15pm, presumably to one of the other ponds mentioned in the early
reporting of this bird. I had not chased white ibis in CO until this one and
am glad I did. Thanks to Zach and Adam for the discovery/early reporting,
respectively. This is mostly meant as both an update and a heads-up to
folks going to see this bird today that IF present, it may "disappear" to its
roosting spot in early evening.

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Date: 6/21/17 12:19 pm
From: 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] white ibis
The ibis continues at Clear Creek Valley Park, currently in the south pond.

Norm Lewis
Lakewood
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> On Jun 21, 2017, at 11:48 AM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> wrote:
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> Several of us saw the white ibis in the location described by Peter, Eric and others late in the day yesterday (6/21). The bird flew off to the ne about 6:15pm, presumably to one of the other ponds mentioned in the early reporting of this bird. I had not chased white ibis in CO until this one and am glad I did. Thanks to Zach and Adam for the discovery/early reporting, respectively. This is mostly meant as both an update and a heads-up to folks going to see this bird today that IF present, it may "disappear" to its roosting spot in early evening.
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Date: 6/21/17 10:49 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] white ibis
Several of us saw the white ibis in the location described by Peter, Eric and others late in the day yesterday (6/21). The bird flew off to the ne about 6:15pm, presumably to one of the other ponds mentioned in the early reporting of this bird. I had not chased white ibis in CO until this one and am glad I did. Thanks to Zach and Adam for the discovery/early reporting, respectively. This is mostly meant as both an update and a heads-up to folks going to see this bird today that IF present, it may "disappear" to its roosting spot in early evening.


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Date: 6/21/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 21, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 22 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
BARROW’S Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, *Larimer, *Mesa, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Veery (Morntezuma)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Dickcissel (*Alamosa/Costilla, *Chaffee)
Baltimore Oriole (*Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco. On
June 20 the WHITE IBIS was
reported by many birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear
Creek Valley Park) vicinity.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.

ALAMOSA/COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 20 on CR CC from Hwy 285 to CR S (112), John Rawinski reported 8
singing male Dickcissels.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycathcers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycather was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On Mune 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 13 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthron Gulch by Ginny
Bergstrom.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.
---On June 20 on CR 175 near Salida, Jeff Witters reported 5 Dickcissels.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Bais
ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonewoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough
Ward. On June 20, Andy Bankert, Jacob Drucker, and Jason Gregg reported
Upland Sandpiper, 30 McCown’s Longspurs (N of Pronghorn/Plover
intersection) and 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS (S of Pronghorn/Plover intersection).
They were looking for evidence of nesting of BAIRD’S
SPARROWS and found none.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 9, a Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick
Komar and by Annette Mathes and James Vailmont on June 14.
---On June 20 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Bob Righter in Rocky
Mountain NP on the east side of Moraine Park.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.
---On June 20 in Collbran Job Corp Area, PE Road, Mike Henwood reported
Least Flycatcher.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
March.
---On June 14 a Hooded W
arbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at headquarters area of Chico
Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.
---On June 20 at S Platte River and CR 61, Steve Mlodinow reported
Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 20 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Wednesday, June 21 will be to Bailey Nest Area,
Summit County led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3828) This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 24 will be to Central Plains
Experimental Range (CPER) near Pawnee Grassland led by Amber Carver
(caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-493-5721). This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/20/17 2:13 pm
From: <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
The White Ibis is still present at 3:15 PM, at the same location reported earlier. At this moment it's in the largest of the ponds, standing idly by itself.

Eric DeFonso
Westminster CO

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> On Jun 20, 2017, at 10:52 AM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>
> White Ibis is still present at 10:50. To clarify location further, at the intersection of Tennyson and W 58th Ave (address is Arvada), there is a park called "Clear Creek Valley Park". This is a very new park, and only recently open to the public. There is good parking here, and the ponds discussed are to the south of the parking lot. Ibis is presently on the far west side of the pond, clearly visible from the main sidewalk. Great look at a bird that's tough to find here! Best of luck to everybody!
>
> Christy Payne
> Wheat Ridge
>
>> On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM Peter Gent <gent...> wrote:
>> All,
>>
>> The adult White Ibis was in the previously described location when I left at 8:45. Park in the Lowell Ponds lot, which is east on 58th St from Tennyson St. The bird was in the smaller pond to the southeast, which is a 200 yard walk. It was on the south shore, which is immediately north of I-76. Thanks to all for the information.
>>
>> Peter Gent.
>> Boulder.
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Date: 6/20/17 12:47 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, RMNP, Larimer Co
Hi

At 11:00 am while walking from the trail head on the east side of Moraine Park at about 1 to 2/10ths of a mile I heard "chebeck, chebeck, chebeck..." that continued for 10 minutes. The empid was calling from a Lodgepole tree limb about 20 feet from the ground that was adjacent to the path. Viewing the empid from about 20 feet I first noticed how the underneath appeared noticeable light in color, particularly after just viewing a Dusky Flycatcher that appeared a grayish dusky undertone. Viewing from the side the wings appeared blackish with noticeable light-colored wing-bars and the face showed a distinct eye-ring. The bill was short and the tail was medium length and narrow. The general habitat was Lodgepole Pine and Alder-Willow near the wetlands, certainly an odd location for a Least. If anyone is interested I have a rather scratchy IPhone recording that I'll figure out how to send

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 6/20/17 10:52 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Directions to Dickcissels in SLV
Go south from Alamosa on Hwy 285 to Road 11s. Turn left (going east) on 11s
for about a mile. Turn right on S109 and go for a few miles. Turn left on
CC Road (aka 15S) and Dickcissels are all along that road up to Rd 22. Take
22 south as there are some there too. The 15S road is the boundary between
Alamosa Cty to the north and Conejos Cty to the south.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 6/20/17 10:44 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker, Arapahoe, yardbird
Greetings,

We just had a Red-bellied Woodpecker in our Cherry Tree. Unfortunately did not get a photo, before it flew. It went in the direction of our back yard. We went outside to the backyard, but could not re-locate it. It might still be in our neighborhood. If interested someone could check out the park in our area, Welch Park, which is off of East Jewell Cr. and Parker Rd.

This was a beautiful bird, black and white horizontal stripes on back, red stripe on top of head, did not reach bill, creamy white on breast, with slightly darker area under neck.

If it returns we will post again. Yesterday we had a Say's Phoebe in our Cherry Tree, another new yardbird, but no photo.

Mary & Dave Driscoll
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 6/20/17 10:29 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissels in San Luis Valley (SLV)
I received a tip from local birder Lance Cheslock that Dickcissels were
making an appearance for the 2nd straight year just south of Alamosa. This
species is very interesting. According to my records, Kingery reported them
south of Alamosa for the only block record in the SLV in Atlas I. Last
year, Stump and others found some. This year, there are no less than 8
singing males who are very vocal. Atlas II had no blocks showing any
Dickcissels at all. So I will be monitoring this population and hoping they
don't get mowed down with the forthcoming hay harvest. Really cool species
and was my first SLV observation. Got some photos too.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 6/20/17 9:52 am
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
White Ibis is still present at 10:50. To clarify location further, at the
intersection of Tennyson and W 58th Ave (address is Arvada), there is a
park called "Clear Creek Valley Park". This is a very new park, and only
recently open to the public. There is good parking here, and the ponds
discussed are to the south of the parking lot. Ibis is presently on the
far west side of the pond, clearly visible from the main sidewalk. Great
look at a bird that's tough to find here! Best of luck to everybody!

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM Peter Gent <gent...> wrote:

> All,
>
> The adult White Ibis was in the previously described location when I left
> at 8:45. Park in the Lowell Ponds lot, which is east on 58th St from
> Tennyson St. The bird was in the smaller pond to the southeast, which is a
> 200 yard walk. It was on the south shore, which is immediately north of
> I-76. Thanks to all for the information.
>
> Peter Gent.
> Boulder.
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Date: 6/20/17 8:34 am
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis, Adams Co
All,

The adult White Ibis was in the previously described location when I left
at 8:45. Park in the Lowell Ponds lot, which is east on 58th St from
Tennyson St. The bird was in the smaller pond to the southeast, which is a
200 yard walk. It was on the south shore, which is immediately north of
I-76. Thanks to all for the information.

Peter Gent.
Boulder.

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Date: 6/20/17 6:01 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis records for CO
Make sure to document the White Ibis for the Colorado Birds Records
Committee (CBRC) (http://coloradobirdrecords.org). There are only nine
accepted records of this species in Colorado. First one back was back in
1985 in Kiowa County. The last one was in 2014 in Larimer County, a one
day wonder it appears. I believe the first one was an immature bird, and
all the other eight accepted records have been adults. I've seen three
White Ibis in Colorado, and doubt I will be chasing this one up north, so I
won't be able to document this one.

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Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 6/20/17 4:53 am
From: Thomas Holub <imtmo14...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis still present

Thomas Holub
Littleton, CO

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Date: 6/20/17 4:52 am
From: Thomas Holub <imtmo14...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis still present
At the Lowell ponds location previously described (near the parking lot) viewing the White Ibis right now. There is the major pond next to the highway with lots of Snowy Egrets, and the Ibis is on the far shore near the highway on the lake just to the left of that also right near the highway, the only white bird on this smaller pond.

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Date: 6/20/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 June 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 20, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 20 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
BARROW’S Goldneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
Common Loon (Ouray)
WHITE IBIS (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Montrose)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Eagle, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (*Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Veery (Morntezuma)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Gunnison)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow ( Boulder, Larimer, *San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Dickcissel (*Chaffee)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---A WHITE IBIS was reported by Zachary Schiff on June 18 at Lowell Ponds
(North side of I-76). On June 19 the WHITE IBIS was reported by many
birders in various locations in the Lowell Ponds (Clear Valley Park)
vicinity. It was reported on both sides of I-76, at Lake Sangraco

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near Great Sand Dunes
National Park by Marshall Iliff.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycathcers were reported at Campo by Norm
Erthal.
---On June 17 a Scissor-tailed Flycather was reported by Bill Fink about a
mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon).
---On Mune 17, 3 Mississippi Kites were reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning at
the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black Phoebe and Eastern Phoebe were reported by Chuck
Hundertmark fnear the bridge at 75h Street and Boulder Creek.
---On June 15 and June 17, Carl Starace reported a Black Phoebe at crane
Hollow Road and Ponds.
---On June 18 a Least Flycatcher was heard by Karen Drozda at 1390 Old St.
Vrain Road in Lyons.
---On June 16 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Dave Hallock at Beaver Creek.
---On June 13 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthron Gulch by Ginny
Bergstrom.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 15, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Jeff
Guy.
---On June 19, 2 Dickcissels were reported by Jack Harlan on CR 175 near CR
176.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Williamson Sapsucker was reported by Louise Glaser above
Ruedi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Bais
ranch by Paul Slingsby.
---On June 12 a Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at
Clear Spring Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by Dean and
Carmencita Shoud at 11821-14999 CO 133.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Linda Chittum.
On June 12 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by David Suddjian flying
bewtween riparian stand at Docman Gulch wetlands in sourther South Valley
Park. It ened up in the cottonewoods along the Swallow Trail.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 10 and June 17 a black-bellied Plover was reported by Steve
Mlodinow at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa).

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 10, a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported by Nick Komar at Soapstone
Nothern Natural Area. On June 17, 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS were reported by
Timothy Guida and on June 18, 3 BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported by Dough Ward.
---On June 10 Nick Komar reported 5 McCown’s Longspur at Soapstone Prairie
Natural Area; 5 were reported by Timothy Guide on June 17; 7 were reported
by Dough Ward on June 18.
---On June 14 a Snow Goose was reported by Robert Spaul at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area; on June 18 Doug Ward reported Doug Ward. Note: this
is likely an injured bird.
---On June 17, 4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported by Nick Komar at Laramie
River Valley.
---On June 17 a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by Amy Davis at Dixon
Reservoir.
---On June 17 in Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain NP a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
was reported by Annette Mathess.
---On June 9 a Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick
Komar and by Annette Mathes and James Vailmont on June 14.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Carolina Wren was reported by Norm Erthal at Cottonwood
Canyon CG.
---On June 17 a Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon CG by
Norm Erthal.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 16 a Grace’s warbler was reported by Mike Henwood at Divide
Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Veery was reported by Andy Boyce at the Van Riper Field
House.
---On June 14 a Lucy’s Warbler was reported by Jan Allen at McElmo Canyon
Road J.
---On June 19, 3 Purple Martins (1m, 2f) were reported by Andy Boyce at
Taylor Creek Road (upper).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 17, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers were reported by Dennis Garrison on FR
716 bottomland of Meek Ranch south of Crystal Creek Rd several miles S of
Crawford.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 15 a Black Rail was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Nepesta Road
March.
---On June 14 a Hooded W
arbler was reported by Chuck Hundertmark at headquarters area of Chico
Basin Ranch.
---On June 11 Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Mineral Palace Park in
Pueblo reported by Van Truan.

SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 2 Fox Sparrows (Slate Color) were reported by John Malenich
at Silverton Golden Horn Campground Road.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Northern Bobwhite was reported near CR 61 and South Platte
River by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 15 a Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steve
Mlodinow.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Wednesday, June 21 will be to Bailey Nest Area,
Summit County led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3828) This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 24 will be to Central Plains
Experimental Range (CPER) near Pawnee Grassland led by Amber Carver
(caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-493-5721). This trip is full.

The DFO Field trip for Sunday June 25 will by to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891). Directions Meet at 0630
at Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St, Morrison. If driving south on C-470,
take Quincy Ave exit, turn right on Quincy Ave, then take left on West
Tufts Ave. If trail north on C0-4790, you will tur right onto W. Quincy
after the exit, then take left West Tufts Ave. Home Depot sign can be seen
from the highway.

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/19/17 9:17 pm
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White Ibis new location in Adams County
To clarify Nick's location description just a bit for those not familiar with the Lowell Ponds area, the "pond with a swim beach and heronry" is Lake Sangraco.

To view the island with the heronry you should approach up Lowell Blvd. from the south . There is room to pull completely off the boulevard on the east side.

Whether this is strictly legal depends upon where you are relative to the "no parking " signs.

The white ibis is sleeping among over 60 Snowy Egrets but can, with patience, be picked out (red bill and feet are a clue).

It is likely that it will return to Lowell Ponds tomorrow morning.

Doug Kibbe

Littleton


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Subject: [cobirds] While Ibis new location

The White Ibis has moved further east across Lowell Boulevard to the pond with the swim beach and the Heronry. island. It is visible on the west side of the island in a Russian olive tree from Lowell Boulevard.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/19/17 8:26 pm
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis , Adams County .
CO Birders :

Thought that I would share some photos of the White Ibis taken around 4 pm this afternoon at Clear Creek Valley Park , Adams County . My 442 State bird , missed on three separate occasions since 2006 . Thanks Zach .




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Date: 6/19/17 6:35 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] El Dorado Springs area, Boulder County, June 18
Hello, everybody. Andrew Floyd and I spent a goodly chunk of yesterday,
Sunday, June 18, in the general vicinity of the Fowler Trail, near El
Dorado Springs, Boulder County. The *yellow-breasted chats* were out of
this world, totally going at it with their crazy "laser tag" songs when we
arrived at the start of astronomical twilight. Here's one going off:

http://tinyurl.com/chat-goes-off

Here he is even more amped up:

http://tinyurl.com/chat-goes-berserk

The *common poorwills* put on a brilliant show too. One individual circled
directly over our heads in the moonlight. It was magical. Then it settled
down and started singing. Here are two recordings:

http://tinyurl.com/poorwill-01

http://tinyurl.com/poorwill-02

We were later joined by a group with the Audubon Society of Western
Pennsylvania, and we all delighted in sightings of iconic western birds
like *white-throated swift, plumbeous vireo, Woodhouse scrub-jay, Steller
jay, bushtit, pygmy nuthatch, rock wren, Virginia's warbler, MacGillivray
warbler, green-tailed towhee, western tanager, black-headed grosbeak,
lazuli bunting, Bullock oriole,* and *lesser goldfinch.* Annotated eBird
checklist with photos and additional audio here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37674313

I can't resist noting that the insects up there are wonderful. Here are a
few that we saw:


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Western Sculptured Pine Borer, *Chalcophora angulicollis*


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Aphrodite Fritillary, *Speyeria aphrodite*


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Western Tiger Swallowtail, *Papilio rutulus*

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/19/17 5:51 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] While Ibis new location
The White Ibis has moved further east across Lowell Boulevard to the pond with the swim beach and the Heronry. island. It is visible on the west side of the island in a Russian olive tree from Lowell Boulevard.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/19/17 2:31 pm
From: Zach Schiff <zachary.b.schiff...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:26:07 AM UTC-6, Adam Vesely wrote:
> Following up on Zach Schiff's report yesterday, a White Ibis is still present in the Lowell Ponds area (Adams Co.) as of 9:20 AM. These are the ponds north of I-76. I counted at least 18 Snowy Egrets also.
>
> Adam Vesely
> Thornton

Thanks Adam, glad some other folks have had the opportunity to see this guy! I and several others have posted photos on the checklists as well.

That drained pond with all the gravel bars and mudflats on the south side of the parking lot is definitely some awesome habitat, and thats where I saw the ibis yesterday morning. I first noticed the location driving home one evening about two months ago and it was filled with avocets. I have been keeping an eye on it and about two weeks ago I noticed that it held a large number of snowy egrets. So I went back yesterday morning to get some photos of them. I noticed one of them was not quite like the others haha and my first reaction was a leucistic white faced ibis but after looking it up I realized it was something pretty neat indeed. Once again, thanks for putting this up on here so others have a chance to see this guy before he takes off!

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Date: 6/19/17 12:17 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] belated report of Lark Buntings in Saguache Co June 8
From May 30 to June 13 I did a lot of birding that I was unable to report
on here due to lack of time, but as I am processing through the info and
entering in eBird I see an apparently notable occurrence that I am passing
on here.

On June 8 my son Stephen and I observed 6 *Lark Buntings* at Hwy 17 x
County Road E, a few miles north of the town of Hooper. They were in the
area about 100-200 yards east of the intersection. It was 4 males (3 were
singing and doing song flights) and 2 females. eBird gives the species as
rare for Saguache and the eBird species map shows only 2 pins for the
county.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 6/19/17 11:19 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owl family at Robert A. Easton Regional Park, JeffCo
This morning the pair of *Burrowing Owls *in residence at Robert A. Easton
Regional Park near the northwest corner of Hine Lake had at least 6 owlets
out and about, with both parents in attendance. They are easily viewed from
the main path with a scope. Two poor but cute digiscoped images are below.

So, for locals with more history here than I have, are nesting Burrowing
Owls a normal feature at Robert A. Easton, or is this out of the ordinary?

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

Adult with 4 juv.
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​2 Juv.

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Date: 6/19/17 10:06 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
The ibis is still here. First pond on the right as you pull in the parking
lot.

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Date: 6/19/17 9:47 am
From: Adam Vesely <avesely22...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
Hi all, several people asked about this area and how to get there. The
area is now home to a new park (Clear Creek Valley Park) that opened not
long ago. In fact it's so new that the ball fields/playground/parking lot
don't show up in Google Maps. Once you get to the large paved parking area
of the park, the main pond is easily viewed south from the parking lot.
There are also two smaller ponds that require a very short walk east or
west of the main pond. These two smaller ponds aren't really visible from
the parking lot. I'm not sure where it was seen yesterday, but the White
Ibis was probing in the smaller pond east/southeast of the larger, main
pond.

There a few ways to get to the park, but I've found it's easiest to exit
off of I-76 and head north on Sheridan, then a quick turn on to W 58th Ave.
W 58th Ave curves to the east, then leads directly in to the park. If you
haven't been to these ponds, it's pretty neat habitat, and I'm hoping some
cool herons or a Ruddy Turnstone will fly in one of these days. There is
still some construction going on around the ponds, and the area has quite a
few tractors and dump trucks moving about, so just don't get run over.

Hope this helps, and good luck.

Adam Vesely
Thornton, CO

On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:26:07 AM UTC-6, Adam Vesely wrote:
>
> Following up on Zach Schiff's report yesterday, a White Ibis is still
> present in the Lowell Ponds area (Adams Co.) as of 9:20 AM. These are the
> ponds north of I-76. I counted at least 18 Snowy Egrets also.
>
> Adam Vesely
> Thornton
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Date: 6/19/17 9:34 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Monday, June 19, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 19, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 19, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Snow Goose (*Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Montezuma)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee, Douglas)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo ( Heurfono, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Logan, Weld)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
LEAST BITTERN (Bent)
White Ibis (*Adams)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, Las Animas, Phillips)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Baca)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (*Boulder, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder)
Ash throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Baca)
Purple Martin (Routt)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Pueblo)
Veery (Montezuma)
Wood Thrush (Larimer, Logan)
Brown Thrasher (Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe, Crowley, Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Gunnison)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Indigo Bunting (Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)


ADAMS COUNTY:
—A White Ibis was observed at Lowell Ponds (North side of I-76) by Zachary Schiff on June 18 and by Adam Vesely on June 19.
—An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.

ALAMOSA COUNTY
—A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (37.7372396,-105.5077887) by Marshall Iliff on June 15.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--An Indigo Bunting was reported in Watkins at 30076-32898 East Quincy Avenue-39.638x-104.627 on June 12.
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BACA COUNTY:
—2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers were reported at Campo (37.124x-102.76) by Norman Erthal on June 17.
—A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported to be about a mile south of Road M on Road 18 (which is the road to Picture Canyon). Observed by Bill Fink on June 17.
—3 Mississippi Kites were reported at the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon by Kathy Mihm Dunning on June 17.
—2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Springfield City Park by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.
—An Olive-sided Flycatcher was reported at Springfield City Park on June 11 by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.

BENT COUNTY:
---A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—A Black Phoebe flew from the bridge at 75th Street and Boulder Creek. Observed by Charles Hundertmark on June 18.
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Crane Hollow Road and Ponds (bird was perched on wire above creek and close to bridge) by Carl Starace on June 15 and on June 17.
—An Eastern Phoebe was reported at 75th Street and Boulder Creek (near the bridge) by Charles Hundertmark on June 18.
—An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.
—A Least Flycatcher was heard in Lyons at 1390 Old St. Vrain Road by Karen Drozda on June 18.
—A Fox Sparrow was reported at Beaver Creek by Dave Hallock on June 16.
—A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Ginny Bergstrom on June 13 (first reported on June 1).

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—4 Common Goldeneye (2m, 2f) were reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.
—A Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.

CLEAR CREEK:
—An Eared Grebe was reported in the Echo Lake Area by Nathan Senner on June 14.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
--2 Sage Thrashers were reported at Olmec Springs Rd/Ln 7/Ln 9 by Tanja Britton on June 13.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—A Common Goldeneye was reported at Rueder-Hess- Reservoir (on restricted access property) by. on June 15.

EL PASO COUNTY
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin Ranch by Paul Slingsby on June 15.
-- A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at Clear Spring Ranch on June 12.
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the God’s Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
—A Black-throated Gray Warbler was observed at 11821-14999 CO 133 (-38.987x-107.348) by Dean and Carmencita Shoup on June 18.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 11.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by Linda Chittum on June 17.
—A Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Van Bibber Park by Edmond Holrppn June XX?
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported flying between riparian stands at Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South Valley Park. It ended up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail. Observed by by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Brown Thasher was reported at Massey Draw in Ken Carl Valley by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10 and June 17.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported at Laramie River Valley (40.8819x-105.9270) bi Nicholas Komar on June 17.
—A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Northern Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10; 2 Baird’s Sparrows were reported by Timothy Guida on June 17; 3 Baird’s Sparrow were reported by Doug Ward on June 18.
—A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Amy Davis on June 17.
—A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park by Annette Mathess on June 17.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10; 5 were reported by Timothy Guida on June 17; 7 were reported by Doug Ward on June 18.
—A Sage Thrasher was reported at Laramie River Valley (40 .8819x-105 9270) by James Valimont.
—A Snow Goose was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Robert Spaul on June 14 and by Doug Ward on June 18. Note this is likely an injured bird that was left behind main flock.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 and by Annette Mathes and James Vailmont on June 14.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County for more information.

LAS ANIMAS:
—A Carolina Wren was reported at Cottonwood Canyon (campground) by Norman Erthal on June 17.
—A Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon (campground) by Norman Erthal on June 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113x-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203x-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
—An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of Hwy 83 by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.

MESA COUNTY:
—A Grace’s Warbler was reported at Divide Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area; found by Mike Henwood on June 16.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—A Veery was reported at the Van Riper Field House by Andy Boyce on June 15.
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
—A Lucy’s Warbler was reported at McElmo Canyon -Road J by Jan Allen on June 14.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11 and at McElmo Canyon - Road J Bridge by Jan Allen on June 14.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was reported at 38.181x-107.744 by Galen Walbek on June 10.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—A Black Rail was reported at Nepesta Road Marsh byWilliam Kaempfer on June 15.
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at the headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch by Charles Hundertmark on June15.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Paul Hurtado on June 5 and by Brandon Percival on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stulp on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Brandon Percival on June 10.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—A Northern Bobwhite was reported near Weld CR 61 and the South Platte by Gene Rutherford on June 17.
—A Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steven Mlodinow on June 16.
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trip:

Wednesday, June 21
Bailey Nesting Area , Summit County
Leader: Paul Slingsby
Email: <paslingsby...>
Phone: 303.422.3728
Time: 6:30am- 5:00PM
Trail difficulty : moderate

Directions: Meet in the lower end of the Stegosaurus Park-n-ride. Delis on DFO website. Please register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...>
303.888.51108

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Date: 6/19/17 9:16 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Weld-Larimer County Wanderings
Hi all

- Chestnut-collared Longspur - 7 [Weld CR 45 south one mile of 122-both
sides-4; Weld CR 114/45 NE/NW sides - 3]-walking around ideal
- McCown's Longspur - quite a few [Weld CR 45 south one mile of 122-both
sides and 49]-walking around ideal
- Burrowing Owl - 7 adults [Weld CR 45 and 122 .25 mile on 114 east of
45 on south-5; Weld CR 49/114 1m north of 114 on both sides of 49-2]
- Grasshopper Sparrow - plentiful along 45 and 49 btw 114 and 122
- Blue Grosbeak - 2 [Wellington SWA, Wellington, Larimer-male seems to
like sitting atop sign at parking area in mornings along "Nunn Road" east
of Larimer CR 3]. Others:
- Cassin's Sparrow - 2
- Grasshopper Sparrow - 3
- Dickcissel - 1

Photos:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-NG-Trip-06-19-2017/


Hoping to great shots of Mountain Plover on Wednesday on BirdConservancy
outing to research area.


Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Date: 6/19/17 8:26 am
From: Adam Vesely <avesely22...>
Subject: [cobirds] White Ibis, Lowell Ponds, Adams Co.
Following up on Zach Schiff's report yesterday, a White Ibis is still present in the Lowell Ponds area (Adams Co.) as of 9:20 AM. These are the ponds north of I-76. I counted at least 18 Snowy Egrets also.

Adam Vesely
Thornton

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Date: 6/18/17 9:06 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissels are starting to show up in Canon City and further east
Although I haven't found any Dickcissel in the hay field on MacKenzie Ave
adjacent to Grandview Ave where they have been easily observed in past
several years, there are now 2 Dickcissels further south on the east side
of MacKenzie in the hay field to the north of Adams Ave. Both were singing
frequently today. It is safer to pull over on the west side of the road as
there is a bar ditch next to the fence on the east side of MacKenzie in
that area. If you pull onto Adams you may pique the interest of
Corrections officers since the other side of that road is Dept of
Corrections property (the external security drove over to check me out this
morning. And be careful on MacKenzie as people drive 50+ in that 40 mph
zone. I have not located any Bobolink here yet.

I continue to see Cedar Waxwing near the Sell's Lake area of the Canon City
Riverwalk.

I found 8 Dickcissel in weedy fields on the Fort Lyons Wildlife Area
today. I did not find any in the usual hay fields in the Fort Lyons
area--many fields had already been cut and many had corn instead of alfalfa
planted in them.

My birding was cut short today when I got a flat tire. That is the second
flat this week, both related to birding. Anybody tried those new Run Flat
tires?

I got a photo of the Eastern Phoebe sitting on eggs in Canon City that I
have uploaded to my Birds and Nature blog
<http://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>. As I note on the pics I complied
with *Nestwatch.com <http://Nestwatch.com>* Nest Photography Guidelines.
<http://nestwatch.org/connect/news/nest-photography-guidelines/>


SeEtta Moss
Canon City
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Date: 6/18/17 1:26 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Costilla County Results
Costilla county is not a heavily birded place. First of all, there are few
public lands and lots of private subdivisions. People who do live in these
remote locations watch out for each other. Secondly, after a poaching ring
sting back in the 1980's, locals are suspicious of people with binoculars
peering through the landscapes. Over the years I have received a number of
reports of birders being accosted when out there birding. Thirdly, the
crime rate is a concern in those remote locations. So, John Stump and I
headed out and hoped today would work out okay....and thankfully, it did.

Up on San Pedro Mesa (aka Wild Horse Mesa) just south of San Luis, we saw a
great diversity of species on this Father's day morning. Sagebrush Sparrows
were fairly common. A Black-throated Gray Warbler was a very good find.
Gray Flycatcher, Cooper's Hawk, Red Crossbills, Hermit Thrush, Plumbeous
and Warbling Vireo, and Ash-throated Flycatcher were exciting finds. (Note:
the Ash-throated Flycatcher may have been into NM as we likely crossed into
the state to our south toward the end. All the rest were CO side).

I don't know if any guidebooks list this area, and mine did not know about
this place at the time, so it was not a listed hotspot. John and I talked
at length about the possibility of SW species like Hepatic Tanager,
Black-chinned Sparrow, Canyon Towhee and similar and feel the potential for
rarities is there. The place certainly has intriguing possibilities. If you
go there, bring a GPS and maps to negotiate the maze of roads. And above
all, try to not look too suspicious and respect the private property.

Was a wonderful start to this Father's Day and great morning out.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

PS Thanks to all for the nice comments on my photo website!

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Date: 6/18/17 7:02 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert --Sunday, June 18
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 18, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 18, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Snow Goose (Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite(*Weld)
White- tailed Ptarmigan (Montezuma)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee, Douglas, Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Clear Creek, *Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Delta, Heurfono,
Jefferson *Larimer)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (*Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Logan, Weld)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (*Baca, El Paso, *Las Animas, Phillips, Prowers)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)I
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Alamosa, El Paso)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Baca)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (*Baca)
Purple Martin (Routt)
Carolina Wren (*Las Animas)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Pueblo)
Veery (Montezuma)
Wood Thrush (Larimer, Logan)
Brown Thrasher (Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe, Crowley, *Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (*Larimer)
.Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Eagle, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Hooded Warbler (El Paso, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Logan)

ADAMS COUNTY:
—An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.

ALAMOSA COUNTY
—A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported in Alamosa (37.7372396,-105.5077887) by Marshall Iliff on June 15.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at US County - Watkins 30076-32898 East Quincy Avenue-39.638x-104.627 on June 12.
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BACA COUNTY:
—2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers were reported at Campo (37.124x-102.76) by Norman Erthal on June 17.
—3 Mississippi Kites were reported at the southern loop of Cottonwood Canyon by Kathy Mihm Dunning on June 17.
—2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Springfield City Park by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.
—An Olive-sided Flycatcher was reported at Springfield City Park on June 11 by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—A Fox Sparrow was reported at Beaver Creek by Dave Hallock on June 16.
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Crane Hollow Road and Ponds (bird was perched on wire above creek and close to bridge) by Carl Starace on June 15 and on June 17.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Ginny Bergstrom on June 13 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—4 Common Goldeneye (2m, 2f) were reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.
—A Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.

CLEAR CREEK:
—An Eared Grebe was reported in the Echo Lake Area by Nathan Senner on June 14.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
--2 Sage Thrashers were reported at Olmec Springs Rd/Ln 7/Ln 9 by Tanja Britton on June 13.

DELTA COUNTY:
—2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos were reported at 1016-1098 599 Woods Road in Hotchkiss by Andrea Robinsong on June 8.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—A Common Goldeneye was reported at Rueder-Hess- Reservoir (on restricted access property) on June 15.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.
EL PASO COUNTY:
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin Ranch by Paul Slingsby on June 15.
-- A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at Clear Spring Ranch on June 12.
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the God’s Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 11.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by Linda Chittum on June 17.
—A Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Van Bibber Park by Edmond Holrppn June XX?
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported fling between riparian stands at Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South Valley Park. It ended up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Brown Thasher was reported edDat Massey Draw in Ken Carl Valley by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10 and June 17.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—4 Barrow’s Goldeneye were reported at Laramie River Valley (40.8819x-105.9270) bi Nicholas Komar on June 17.

—A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10; 2 Baird’s Sparrows were reported by Timothy Guida on June 17
—A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Amy Davis on June 17.
—A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park by Annette Mathess on June 17.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10; 5 were reported by Timothy Guida on June 17. The bird has been frequenting the western edge of Soldier Canyon Cove.
—A Sage Thrasher was reported at Laramie River Valley (40 .8819x-105 9270) by James Valimont.
—A Snow Goose was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Robert Spaul on June 14. Note this is likely an injured bird that was left behind main flock.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 and by Annette Mathes and James Vailmont on June 14.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County for more information.

LAS ANIMAS:
—A Carolina Wren was reported at Cottonwood Canyon (campground) by Norman Erthal on June 17.
—A Mississippi Kite was reported at Cottonwood Canyon (campground) by Norman Erthal on June 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113x-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203x-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook (40.838x-102.81) by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
—An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of Hwy 83 by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.

MESA COUNTY:
—A Grace’s Warbler was reported at Divide Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area; found by Mike Henwood on June 16.
—A Chihuahuan Raven was reported at Colorado National Monument by Roger Massey on June 10.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—A Veery was reported at the Van Riper Field House by Andy Boyce on June 15.
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
—A Lucy’s Warbler was reported at McElmo Canyon -Road J by Jan Allen on June 14.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11 and at McElmo Canyon - Road J Bridge by Jan Allen on June 14.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was reported at 38.181x-107.744 by Galen Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—A Black Rail was reported at Nepesta Road Marsh byWilliam Kaempfer on June 15.
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at the headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch by Charles Hundertmark on June15.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Paul Hurtado on June 5 and by Brandon Percival on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stulp on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Brandon Percival on June 10.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—A Northern Bobwhite was reported near Weld CR 61 and the South Platte by GeneRutherford on June 17.
—A Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steven Mlodinow on June 16.
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trip:

Sunday, June 18
Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek
(Email:
<mamershek...>
Phone:303-329-8646)
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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303.888.51108

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Date: 6/17/17 9:32 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Plumbeous Vireo still at Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer)
I saw and heard it this afternoon mostly in the entrance area overtopping the old office and along the ditch south of the entrance and in the sections southwest of the entrance. It is singing its entire repertoire, almost incessantly.


On the hummingbird front, the nest I mentioned the other day as being under construction is apparently complete and the female was sitting quietly on it today, as if on eggs. The other two nests have two nestlings each. AND I found yet another nest today in the very early stages of construction on a branch that has hosted a nest in years past. One of the "fluff" items being brought in for the nest foundation is dandelion seeds.


So, the hummingbird summary at present is: one nest with two babies a few days from fledging, one nest with very young babies, one nest with eggs and one nest newly under construction. Many of us reported seeing hummingbirds this spring earlier than ever. I had a flyover male at Grandview in very late MARCH! That was almost three months ago. Did the entire first nesting attempt fail because of the late snows and, thus, are these current nest situations all "do-overs"? I do not see young birds flying around, as would be the case with successful FOY broods. The more I watch hummingbirds, the more they have my admiration for a lot of reasons, especially the females.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 6/17/17 8:49 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scissor-tailed flycatcher
Saw Scissor-tailed flycatcher about a mile south of road M on road 18 which is the road to Picture Canyon in Baca county. Good birding. Bill Fink. Longmont

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Date: 6/17/17 8:05 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greenlee Preserve & vicinity, Boulder County, June 17
Hello, everybody.

Dave Leatherman wrote yesterday about a plumbeous vireo that popped in for
a mid-month visit at Grandview Cemetery up in Larimer County. Cool. And I
have a tale of my own. In the 2am hour this hazy Saturday morning, June 17,
I could hear a *sora* and a *pied-billed grebe* singing in the marsh at
Greenlee Preserve, Boulder County. Both were FOYs for me at the site. Well,
almost. Actually, Andrew Floyd and I had heard the sora a few hours
earlier, back on the evening of June 16. I hope they stick around. Anyhow,
I concur with Dave's assessment that these mid-June wanderers are
interesting.

During the daylight hours today, the sora and pied-billed grebe were still
going at it. Lots of other nice birds out there, with an even 50 species
for me for the day: off-and-on forays from the house, all on foot, to
encompass the entire "Greater Greenlee Ecosystem," including Waneka Lake,
Hecla Lake, Thomas Open Space, and environs.

The species list follows. Nothing shocking, but a decent variety, or so I
opine. Here goes: Canada goose, wood duck, mallard, redhead, hooded
merganser, pied-billed grebe, western grebe, double-crested cormorant,
American white pelican, great blue heron, snowy egret, osprey, Cooper hawk,
Swainson hawk, red-tailed hawk, sora, American coot, killdeer, rock pigeon,
Eurasian collared-dove, African collared-dove, mourning dove, belted
kingfisher, downy woodpecker, northern flicker, American kestrel, Say
phoebe, western kingbird, blue jay, black-billed magpie, American crow,
common raven, violet-green swallow, cliff swallow, barn swallow,
black-capped chickadee, bushtit, house wren, American robin, European
starling, common yellowthroat, yellow warbler, song sparrow, red-winged
blackbird, western meadowlark, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, house
finch, American goldfinch, house sparrow.

Note: The next City of Lafayette bird walk at Greenlee Preserve & environs
is Sunday, July 2, at 1pm. All are welcome. No gear or prior experience
required. Click here for more info:
http://tinyurl.com/Lafayette-Birds-July-2

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/17/17 2:12 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Things Slowing Down in San Luis Valley
Looks like we are well into the breeding season. Migration has passed and
birds are building nests. I was excited to see Western Kingbirds, Northern
Mockingbirds, Vesper Sparrows, and Sage Thrashers breeding on our property.
We do take considerable efforts to protect bird habitat but also have to
weigh the fire hazards as one wildfire came unnervingly close in March,
while we were up in the mountains skiing. Had an expert give us some
recommendations and will have to do a bit more mowing.

I have also just completed the springtime portfolio of bird and fauna
images, most taken in the San Luis Valley. The theme is "fastest animals"
and includes images of Peregrine Falcons. If interested check out "Recent
Additions' on my webpage and hope you enjoy them.

http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/

Headed out tomorrow to explore Costilla County and will report what we
find. Happy Fathers day to all...

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO


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Date: 6/17/17 10:56 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Bittern continues at Reservoir Ridge NA (Larimer)
An American Bittern was calling Friday evening at Reservoir Ridge, after 7:30pm. Possibly earlier but it was windier earlier. I heard this same bird (presumably) LAST Saturday, also in the evening. It had been previously reported on eBird by other birders who may or may not follow COBIRDS.

Reservoir Ridge NA has multiple parking areas. This bird could be heard from the east-west trail that starts at the Overland Trail parking lot. It was in the reeds around the pond that is south of the trail about 0.5(?) miles from the parking lot.

We don't get many bitterns in Larimer County. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay on the trail. Don't approach the pond. Hearing the bird is good enough. Don't make me regret posting here, which I do with some hesitation but with thanks for all of you who share so much information here.

Also: bobolinks are present here in numbers, and some other lovely birds, but I didn't find the Dickcissels reported yesterday morning.

John Shenot
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 6/17/17 7:34 am
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissels and a Mountain Plover on Burlington BBS Route, Kit Carson County
Hello Fellow Birders,

I apologize for the tardy posting. Last week I worked the Breeding
Bird Survey that runs north and south on Kit Carson County roads about 8 miles
east of Burlington. I occasionally get a Dickcissel on this route, most
years I don't. This year I detected Dickcissels at 20 stops for a total of
46 birds! I also detected the first-ever-for-this-route Mountain Plover
foraging the lightly weedy corner of a center-pivot plot just north of
I-70.

I'd recently read that populations of Red-winged Blackbirds are in
decline. On this BBS route I see lots of Red-wingeds disappearing into the
wheat, I'm guessing they're nesting there as they would a cattail marsh. But
it seems to me that if the wheat gets harvested before the nests come to
fruition they'll lose those nests and the habitat in which to try again.

Keep Smilin',
Kevin

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Date: 6/17/17 5:07 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Saturday, June 17
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 17, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 17, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Snow Goose (*Larimer)
White- tailed Ptarmigan (Montezuma)
Common Goldeneye (*Chaffee, Douglas, Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Delta, Heurfono, Jefferson)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (*Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Logan, *Weld)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (*Baca, El Paso, Phillips, Prowers)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Alamosa, El Paso)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Baca)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Mesa)
Purple Martin (Routt)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Pueblo)
Veery (*Montezuma)
Wood Thrush (*Larimer, Logan)
Brown Thrasher (Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe, Crowley)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (*Jefferson)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Eagle, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Hooded Warbler (*El Paso, *Pueblo)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Logan)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ALAMOSA COUNTY
—A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported in Alamosa (37.7372396,-105.5077887) by Marshall Iliff on June 15.,.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at US County - Watkins 30076-32898 East Quincy Avenue-39.638x-104.627 on June 12.
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BACA COUNTY:
—An Olive-sided Flycatcher was reported at Springfield City Park on June 11 by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.
—2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Springfield City Park by Dave Hawksworth on June 11.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—A Fox Sparrow was reported at Beaver Creek by Dave Hallock on June 16.
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Crane Hollow Road and Ponds (bird was perched on wire above creek and close to bridge) by Carl Starace on June 15..
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Ginny Bergstrom on June 13 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—4 Common Goldeneye (2m, 2f) were reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.
—A Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Jeff Guy on June 15.

CLEAR CREEK:
—An Eared Grebe was reported in the Echo Lake Area by Nathan Senner on June 14.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
--2 Sage Thrashers were reported at Olmec Springs Rd/Ln 7/Ln 9 by Tanja Britton on June 13.

DELTA COUNTY:
—2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos were reported at 1016-1098 599 Woods Road in Hotchkiss by Andrea Robinsong on June 8.

DOUGLAS:
A Common Goldeneye was reported at Rueder-Hess- Reservoir (on restricted access property)

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at Bell Grove in Chico Basin Ranch by Paul Slingsby on June 15.
-- A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at Clear Spring Ranch on June 12.
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the God’s Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 11.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Van Bibber Park by Edmond Holrpp
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported fling between riparian stands at Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South Valley Park. It ended up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Brown Thasher was reported edDat Massey Draw in Ken Carl Valley by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.


LARIMER COUNTY:
—A Wood Thrush was reported at Lory State Park by Timothy Guida on June 14; and by David Wade on June 15. The bird has been frequenting the western edge of Soldier Canyon Cove.
—A Snow Goose was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Robert Spaul on June 14. Note this is likely an injured bird that was left behind main flock.
—A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10 and June 12.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on 1 on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 and by Annette Mathes and James Vailmont on June 14.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County for more details.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113x-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203x-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook (40.838x-102.81) by Cheri Phillips on June 7.


—An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of Hwy 83 by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.

MESA COUNTY:
—A Grace’s Warbler was reported at Divide Road/Thimble Point Forest Road #417 area; found by Mike Henwood on June 16.
—A Chihuahuan Raven was reported at Colorado National Monument by Roger Massey on June 10.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—A Veery was reported at the Van Riper Field House by Andy Boyce on June 15.
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
—A Lucy’s Warbler was reported at McElmo Canyon -Road J by Jan Allen on June 14.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11 and at McElmo Canyon - Road J Bridge by Jan Allen on June 14.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was reported at 38.181x-107.744 by a loon named Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—A Black Rail was reported at Nepesta Road Marsh byWilliam Kaempfer on June 15.
—A Hooded Warbler was reported at the headquarters area of Chico Basin Ranch by Charles Hundertmark on June15.
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Paul Hurtado on June 5 and by Brandon Percival on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stulp on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Brandon Percival on June 10.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—A Stilt Sandpiper was reported at Beebe Draw by Steven Mlodinow on June 16.
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Saturday, June 17
Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.

Sunday, June 18
Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek
(Email:
<mamershek...>
Phone:303-329-8646)
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...>
303.888.5110

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Date: 6/16/17 11:17 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Phoebes nesting in Canon City
Since I returned from a lengthy out of state trip earlier this week I have
found the Eastern Phoebes nesting again in the same vulnerable spot. In
fact they have just rebuilt the same nest each year for the past several
years I have followed them. The female is apparently sitting on eggs at
this time which is later than prior years and since I saw one of them with
nesting material on 4-23 this might be a second nesting.

I saw an apparent Black Phoebe tonight near the Sell's Lake part of the
Canon City Riverwalk. I had heard one calling from the across the river in
that area 2 days ago. I suspect they are nesting nearby. I also saw a
Black Phoebe on the north side of the Arkansas River near the pedestrian
bridge. I haven't been able to check further down the Riverwalk or at
Florence River Park for phoebes yet.

Today I saw 15 or more Cedar Waxwing along the Arkansas River, with several
in the trees by Sell's Lake.

I haven't added any pics from Canon to my Birds and Nature blog
<http://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/> yet but some may be interested in the
many photos I took from my stay in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
(ie, N. Beardless Tyrranulet hatchling in nest and adult singing,
Groove-billed Anis, Yellow-Green Vireo, Least Bittern, eastern warblers)

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
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Date: 6/16/17 2:15 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 6/15/17
Highlight of a 4-hour visit yesterday to Grandview Cemetery (GC) at the west terminus of Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins was a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO, which is definitely late to be at low elevation and about 5-10 miles east of where it ought to be at this time of year. Is there a standard, biological name for these lonely, "I need a woman" males that we see/hear from time to time in June, singing incessantly, wandering the terrain?


Two Broad-tailed Hummingbird nests have two young each. One is in a Douglas-fir, the other a Colorado Blue Spruce. Another spruce nest is under construction. Is this nest-in-progress the work of: 1) a late bird that just didn't get the memo (there's always one), 2) because this female had a failed first nest, or 3) the start of a second brood (still unproven for this species)? Other females present at GC probably indicate, as usual, there are nests, maybe several, that have escaped my detection.


A Great Horned Owl in a Green Ash attracted a mixed flock of insulters (Blue Jay, House Finches, Chipping Sparrow, Plumbeous Vireo (for a short time), and American Robins).


A pair of Red-tailed Hawks are consistently seen in the southeast corner, mostly in cottonwoods, and almost always catching the wrath of robins. I wonder if these hawks have a taste for robin nestlings?


The cemetery has a difficult-to-locate Bushtit at present and they are probably nesting in or near the cemetery.


Both goldfinches will nest soon, the Chipping Sparrow is probably a local breeder. No nesting Western Wood-Pewees or Ruby-crowned Kinglets this summer at GC.


Saw my first Common Nighthawks (4) of the year at the cemetery sail over e to w about 6pm. Also, FOY at the cemetery Chimney Swifts (2), which I have never been able to figure out where they nest.


Total of 24 species, which is a good number. About the only species that might have been missed are flyover Ring-billed Gull, flyover White Pelican, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Mourning Dove. The Rock Pigeons that used to always sit on the pole north of the northwest corner haven't been there for months, which probably indicates an eradication campaign over at Poudre HS.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 6/16/17 6:33 am
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Fort Collins
Bobolink still present at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area this morning. Also two singing dickcissel.

Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/15/17 5:56 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler still in Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo
Late yesterday afternoon I took advantage of being in Pueblo for my water
planning meetings to look for the Yellow-throated Warbler reported as
recent as this week in Mineral Palace Park. I looked in the northwest part
of the park by 19th and Court where it had been reported as seen but did
not locate it there. So looked further south in the park and at 4:45 pm
heard one sing in the far southwest part of the park but in the center
section. I heard sing 3 times but by when I got to the tree where it was
singing it had flown west a few hundred feet and I heard it sing there.
Singing was infrequent so I left to do some other things. When I came back
around 6:30 pm I heard it sing a number of times high in the trees around
16th and Court. In total I heard it sing 9-10 bars of it's primary song
but never spotted it before I needed to leave.

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
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Date: 6/15/17 11:54 am
From: Raymond Davis <davisblackdog...>
Subject: [cobirds] Breeding Black-chinned Hummers in south Larimer County
Some University of Wyoming researchers (wildlife genomics) banded
hummingbirds at my place last night and this morning (6/15). They banded
27 broad-tailed hummers, 3 males, and 24 females, of which 6 were
pregnant. They also banded 2 black-chinned females, both of which were
VERY pregnant. I'm right on the Boulder County edge of Larimer County, at
6,000 feet in open ponderosa pine.

I'm up to 50 birdhouses on my property now, counting platforms (one of
which has nesting Cordilleran Flycatcher.) Pinyon jays here most days,
but unreliable.

Davis 4 miles NW of Lyons

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Date: 6/14/17 9:14 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Wood Thrush, Larimer County
A singing Wood Thrush was reported this morning by visiting birder Timothy Guida at Lory State Park (fee area), at Soldier Canyon Cove. I refound it this afternoon and audio-recorded the song, which can be accessed at www.xeno-canto.org/375498. I should point out that I searched for an hour before hearing this bird, which eventually sang for about 15 minutes. I never did see it. It sang from dense shrubs along the wooded creek a few yards from the shoreline of Horsetooth Reservoir. Parking is close by, at the Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 6/14/17 7:42 pm
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Colorado Rare Bird Alert - Friday, June 15, 2017
Cobirders-

Sorry but no entertaining RBA tomorrow. I had a minor 2hr outpatient surgery today and at the last minute they decided to keep me overnight to give me additional IV antibiotics.

No worries. All is well and the RBA will be back on Saturday AM.

Good Birding,
Allison

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Date: 6/14/17 4:04 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Wednesday, June 14, 2016
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 14, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 14, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

White-tailed Ptarmigan (Montezuma)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Heurfono,Jefferson, Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Logan)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Phillips, Prowers)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, Routt)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Pueblo)
Wood Thrush (Logan)
Brown Thrasher (Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe, *Crowley)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Logan)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at US County - Watkins 30076-32898 East Quincy Avenue-39.638x-104.627 on June 12.
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported at 7426 Jay Rd (40.0515,-105.1787) by Ginny Bergstrom on June 13.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Ginny Bergstrom on June 13 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
--2 Sage Thrashers were reported at Olmec Springs Rd/Ln 7/Ln 9 by Tanja Britton on June 13.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
-- A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at Clear Spring Ranch on June 12.
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 11.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported fling between riparian stands at Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South Valley Park. It ended up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Brown Thasher was reported at Massey Draw in Ken Carl Valley by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10 and June 12.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on 1 on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 ad 11.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County for more details.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113x-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203x-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook (40.838x-102.81) by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark non June 7 and by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
--A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
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--A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was reported at 38.181x-107.744 by a loon named Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and John Drummond on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stulp on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds were heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later").
ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:

White Rocks Open Space
Friday, June 16, 2017 8am-10am
Leader: Carl Starace

Free, no reservation necessary
The White Rocks trail is one of Boulder’s premier bird watching areas. With habitats that vary from grasslands to riparian and foothill shrub, a wide variety of birds can be expected. Bald Eagles nest on the property as do Ospreys and Great Horned Owls. Waterfowl glide on the many ponds as herons hunt the edges. Warblers, vireos and flycatchers give voices to the trees and sparrows find nesting habitat in the grasses.
Meet at the White Rocks Trail parking area on Valmont Road, between 75th and 95th. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Wear sturdy footwear and be ready for some moderate hiking.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Saturday, June 17
Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.


Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: <mamershek...> Phone: 303-329-8646) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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Date: 6/13/17 9:04 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 13, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 13, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Montezuma)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Heurfono,*Jefferson, Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (Logan)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso,
Phillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Routt)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (* El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, Routt)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Pueblo)j
Wood Thrush (Logan)
Brown Thrasher (*Jefferson)
Sage Thrasher (Arapahoe)
McCown's Longspur (*Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (* Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (*Arapahoe, Montezuma)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at US County - Watkins 30076-32898 East Quincy Avenue-39.638x-104.627 on June 12.
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.


EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
-- A Ladder-backed Woodpecker was reported by Monday Birders at Clear Spring Ranch on June 12.
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 11.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported fling between riparian stands at Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South Valley Park. It ended up in the cottonwoods along the Swallow Trail by David Suddijian on June 12.
--A Brown Thasher was reported at Massey Draw in Ken Carl Valley by David Suddijian on June 12.k
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10 and June 12.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on 1 on June 10.
-- A McCowns Longspur was reported at Lom
Ngsper -A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 ad 11.
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)

LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203,-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook (40.838x-102.81) by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark non June 7 and by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
--A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--
--A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A vuuuuuuGray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was found at 38.181x-107.744 by a loon named Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and John Drummond on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stump on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later").

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by Diana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:

White Rocks Open Space
Friday, June 16, 2017 8am-10am
Leader: Carl Starace

Free, no reservation necessary
The White Rocks trail is one of Boulder’s premier bird watching areas. With habitats that vary from grasslands to riparian and foothill shrub, a wide variety of birds can be expected. Bald Eagles nest on the property as do Ospreys and Great Horned Owls. Waterfowl glide on the many ponds as herons hunt the edges. Warblers, vireos and flycatchers give voices to the trees and sparrows find nesting habitat in the grasses.
Meet at the White Rocks Trail parking area on Valmont Road, between 75th and 95th. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Wear sturdy footwear and be ready for some moderate hiking.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Saturday, June 17
Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.


Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: <mamershek...> Phone: 303-329-8646) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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303.888.5110


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Date: 6/12/17 8:22 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] two unexpected species for the Ken Caryl Valley area, JeffCo, 6/12
This morning I was surprised to see a *Yellow-billed Cuckoo* fly over
between riparian stands at the Docman Gulch wetlands in southern South
Valley Park. It ended up in the nice patch of cottonwoods along the Swallow
Trail. It did not call, and viewing those trees is limited to being outside
the stand by fencing. It was a short thrill. *Wilson's Snipe* are still
putting on a show, with 6 evident chipping and winnowing during my visit.

A *Brown Thrasher* at Massey Draw was also a surprise, a first for my
immediate home area, and maybe my second or so for Ken Caryl Valley.

Along Deer Creek I observed confirmed breeding evidence for all three pairs
of *Eastern Phoebes* nesting under bridges at Grizzly Drive, South Valley
Road junction, and Buckhorn Road. I saw no trolls under the bridges, just
phoebes.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 6/12/17 9:22 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - June 12, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 12, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 12, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (*Montezuma)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Huerfano, Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Logan)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (Logan)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (Ouray)
LEAST BITTERN (Bent)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, LlPhillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, *Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, Routt)
Eastern Bluebird (*Adams, Pueblo)
Wood Thrush (Logan)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Sage Thrasher (*Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Lucy's Warbler (*Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Baca, *Montezuma)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (*Montezuma)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Zach Schiff on June 11.
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A Sage Thrasher was reported at E. Weaver Ave by Jared Del Rosso on June 11.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3 and on June 11.


EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.
—A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
--A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported at a private home in La Veta by Polly Wren on June 12.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
--A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1 and was last reported June 4.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9 ad 11.
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)

LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10; 1 was reported by Alexander on June 11.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203,-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook (40.838x-102.81) by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark non June 7 and by Robert Beauchamp On June 11.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
--A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
--A White-tailed Ptarmigan was reported in San Juan National Forest by Steve Russell on June 11.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--7 Lucy's Warblers were reported at Yellowjacket Canyon /G Road by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--An Indigo Bunting was reported at -37.221x-108.325 by Glenn Walbek on June 11.
--
--A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A vuuuuuuGray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was found at 38.181x-107.744 by a loon named Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th and on June 11.
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and John Drummond on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stump on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later").

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by Diana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:

White Rocks Open Space
Friday, June 16, 2017 8am-10am
Leader: Carl Starace

Free, no reservation necessary
The White Rocks trail is one of Boulder’s premier bird watching areas. With habitats that vary from grasslands to riparian and foothill shrub, a wide variety of birds can be expected. Bald Eagles nest on the property as do Ospreys and Great Horned Owls. Waterfowl glide on the many ponds as herons hunt the edges. Warblers, vireos and flycatchers give voices to the trees and sparrows find nesting habitat in the grasses.
Meet at the White Rocks Trail parking area on Valmont Road, between 75th and 95th. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Wear sturdy footwear and be ready for some moderate hiking.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Saturday, June 17
Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.


Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: <mamershek...> Phone: 303-329-8646) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...>
303.888.5110


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Date: 6/12/17 8:46 am
From: Michael T <raptordefender...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
Do to the hot temperatures and the fatigue factor of raising young owls, it
would not be unusual for one owl the adults to just sack out an rest in a
sternal position. It would be very unlikely for this pair to be
re-clutching with young still in the nest. The energy demands for feeding
five youngsters would not be conducive for egg production. She would also
need to remain on the egg to brood it and that would leave to male to be
sole supporter for the old kids.

Just my thoughts.

Michael Tincher
Fort Collins,CO.

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:12:34 PM UTC-6, Karen Drozda wrote:
>
> A group of us on a DFO field trip to First Creek at DEN Park, located on
> 56th and Pena, located the adult and 5 owlets under the light rail bridge
> on Saturday. I believe I posted my photo album that includes a picture of
> the owls. The more I got to think and discuss the owls with other birders
> today I became more concerned. The adult is lying down under the chicks. It
> is pretty rare for an owl to sleep lying down.
> I led a trip today and was not able to check on them. If any rehabber or
> wild life biologist is reading this, I can disclose the exact location.
> PLEASE! If you go out there for photos and to see them, DO NOT STRESS THE
> BIRDS BY LINGERING AT THE NEST! (We all know that, correct?)
> I'm hoping the parent bird is around and that they will survive. We
> watched them all winter (parent birds). It would be a tragedy to see these
> birds not survive.
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Date: 6/12/17 8:22 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Breeding Bird Survey Results and Other Stuff/Weld
Hi all

A few things to report ...

I did my breeding bird survey route on Saturday. Route is on western edge
of Pawnee NG. Total of 55 species seen--six new species to survey are
bolded. Other highlights underlined.

American Avocet
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Robin
American White Pelican
*American Wigeon*
*Bald Eagle* (the pair nesting in Nunn-area)
Barn Swallow
Black-billed Magpie
Blue-winged Teal
Brewer's Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
Burrowing Owl
Canada Goose
*Cassin's Sparrow (along Weld CR 108 west of 45)*
*Chestnut-collared Longspur (along Weld CR 45 first two miles south of 122)*
Cliff Swallow
Common Grackle
Common Nighthawk
*Common Raven*
*Dickcissel (Weld CR 114/45)*
Eastern Kingbird
Eurasian Collared-Dove
European Starling
*Gadwall*
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great Horned Owl
Great-tailed Grackle
Green-winged Teal
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
Killdeer
Lark Bunting
Lark Sparrow
Mallard
McCown's Longspur
*Mountain Plover (Weld CR 45 .5m S of 122 on road)*
Mourning Dove
*Northern Bobwhite* (heard at Weld CR 98/39)
*Northern Pintail*
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Rock Pigeon
Ruddy Duck
Say's Phoebe
Spotted Sandpiper
Swainson's Hawk
Western Grebe
Western Kingbird
Western Meadowlark
Western Wood-Pewee
Yellow-headed Blackbird

I found a Mountain Bluebird Sunday at Weld CR 114/45 intersection. Two
Chestnut-collared Longspur were seen along Grassland Road (GR) 500 which is
about 1-2 miles north of Weld CR 90 on Weld CR 49. One Burrowing Owl at
prairie dog colony just south of Weld CR 59 marsh area. Three Common
Nighthawk sleeping on fence posts along Weld CR 102 east of Weld CR 41.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/



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Date: 6/12/17 7:49 am
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Yellow-billed Cuckoo
While having coffee on the side porch this morning we heard the long-awaited call of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo! So very happy this species has returned for the 6th year in a row! Our yard now feels full of its' complement of summer residents.

Two years ago we had a Black-billed Cuckoo that stayed for 5 days...still hoping the record will be accepted and Huerfano County will have another species on its' list. Have also been hoping and straining the ears to hear one again...but like so many others that visit was probably a one off! 😊

Polly Wren and Paul Neldner
La Veta, CO

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Date: 6/11/17 5:35 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
Think the mystery has been solved.
A member went out this afternoon and both parents were off the nest. I
think mama was producing another egg yesterday and was surrounded by
siblings. All five chick including the smallest one, were perched upright
this afternoon. Sorry to be such a worry wart! All is well.

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:12:34 PM UTC-6, Karen Drozda wrote:
>
> A group of us on a DFO field trip to First Creek at DEN Park, located on
> 56th and Pena, located the adult and 5 owlets under the light rail bridge
> on Saturday. I believe I posted my photo album that includes a picture of
> the owls. The more I got to think and discuss the owls with other birders
> today I became more concerned. The adult is lying down under the chicks. It
> is pretty rare for an owl to sleep lying down.
> I led a trip today and was not able to check on them. If any rehabber or
> wild life biologist is reading this, I can disclose the exact location.
> PLEASE! If you go out there for photos and to see them, DO NOT STRESS THE
> BIRDS BY LINGERING AT THE NEST! (We all know that, correct?)
> I'm hoping the parent bird is around and that they will survive. We
> watched them all winter (parent birds). It would be a tragedy to see these
> birds not survive.
>

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Date: 6/11/17 5:12 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Barn Owlets (maybe in trouble?)
A group of us on a DFO field trip to First Creek at DEN Park, located on
56th and Pena, located the adult and 5 owlets under the light rail bridge
on Saturday. I believe I posted my photo album that includes a picture of
the owls. The more I got to think and discuss the owls with other birders
today I became more concerned. The adult is lying down under the chicks. It
is pretty rare for an owl to sleep lying down.
I led a trip today and was not able to check on them. If any rehabber or
wild life biologist is reading this, I can disclose the exact location.
PLEASE! If you go out there for photos and to see them, DO NOT STRESS THE
BIRDS BY LINGERING AT THE NEST! (We all know that, correct?)
I'm hoping the parent bird is around and that they will survive. We watched
them all winter (parent birds). It would be a tragedy to see these birds
not survive.

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Date: 6/11/17 11:05 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sage Thrasher & (previously) nesting Common Ravens - Centennial (Arapahoe)
This morning (6/11), I went out to my car (west Centennial [Arapahoe]) and
spotted, beyond two jousting flickers, a smaller, drab bird moving like a
Sage Thrasher. I ran inside for my binoculars, hoping I wasn't simply
seeing, badly, a pale robin. I wasn't -- there was indeed a Sage Thrasher
crossing the street, running up the sidewalk, and disappearing into a
neighbor's yard. I was surprised to pick up this new yard bird at this time
of the year.

About a week ago (6/5), I came upon a family of Common Ravens at Streets of
Southglenn (University & Arapahoe in Centennial). The shopping center is
usually the best place in the area to spot a raven, but I hadn't seen a
family here before. It looks like there was a nest on top of one of the
Macy's signs. Had I been a more curious birder over the previous two
months, I would have gone looking for these birds, spotted the nest, and
been able to watch the entire nesting process play out...it's such a highly
visible location! Hopefully next year...

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 6/11/17 6:50 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Friday, 6/16 White Rocks Open Space with Carl Starace
This field trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.


White Rocks Open Space

- June 16, 2017 08:00am - 10:00am
- White Rocks Trailhead

Leader: Carl Starace

Friday, June 16, 2017

Free, no reservation necessary

Time: 8 a.m.

The White Rocks trail is one of Boulder’s premier bird watching areas. With
habitats that vary from grasslands to riparian and foothill shrub, a wide
variety of birds can be expected. Bald Eagles nest on the property as do
Ospreys and Great Horned Owls. Waterfowl glide on the many ponds as herons
hunt the edges. Warblers, vireos and flycatchers give voices to the trees
and sparrows find nesting habitat in the grasses.

Meet at the White Rocks Trail parking area on Valmont Road, between 75th and
95th. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other
beverages. Wear sturdy footwear and be ready for some moderate hiking.

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Date: 6/11/17 2:48 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert -- Sunday, June 11, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 11, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 11, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (*Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Logan)
White-rumpled Sandpiper (*Logan)
Snowy Plover (*Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Kiowa)
COMMON LOON (*Ouray)
LEAST BITTERN (*Bent)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, *El Paso, LlPhillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Logan, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, Routt)
Eastern Bluebird (*Pueblo)
Wood Thrush (*Logan)
Northern Mockingbird (Fremont)
McCown's Longspur (*Larimer)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, *Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Baca)h
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Ft. Lyon Wildlife Easement by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at the Bent Fort Inn Birding Trail by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.


EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve by Lynne Forrester on June 10.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported at Adams Open Space in Fountain by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 10.
--Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.
—A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
--A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1 and was last reported June4?

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

KIOWA COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.
--A Black-bellied Plover was reported at Sheridan Lake Area (town and playa) by Steve Mlodinow on June 10.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10.
--6 McCown's Longspur were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Nick Komar on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9.
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)

LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Wood Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--3 Stilt Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27,(40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
-- 4 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported at 5001-5775 County Road 27, (40.5113,-103.3327) by Amber Carver on June 10.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203,-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook -40.838x-102.811 by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark and David Fletcher on June 7 and by Gwen Moore on June 10.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
--A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
--A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
-- 2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
--A vuuuuuuGray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

OURAY COUNTY:
--A Common Loon was found at 38.181x-107.744 by a loon named Walbek on June 10.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and John Drummond on June 10.
--An Eastern Bluebird was reported at Doyle Bridge BBS Route by Paul Drummond on June 10.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stump on June 9.
--A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.


ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by Diana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9; and by Darla Anderson on June 10.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.



Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Saturday, June17
Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.


Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: <mamershek...> Phone: 303-329-8646) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.


Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...>
303.888.5110

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Date: 6/10/17 10:41 pm
From: 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great blue heron behavior, arapahoe County
In response to Linda's friend's great blue heron question, I'm writing to report something similar on I saw my pond a few years ago.
I was watching a great blue heron fish and saw him bring a good-sized fish up on the lawn, peck at it a couple of times and then pick it up and take it back down to the water and put it back into the pond!
I never came up with a good explanation for that behavior but this gentleman's report of the heron's behavior brought it to mind.
While I am talking about birds with long pointy peaks, I'll mention that I was really surprised to see 11 snowy egrets fly onto the pond a couple of mornings ago at around 6:30. I rarely have more than two or three per pond and have never seen that number at the same time much less flying in as a flock!
Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county

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> On Jun 8, 2017, at 9:09 AM, Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> wrote:
>
> I knew I had seen that bird before. Here is a note received from a photographer friend after I enquired if he had photographed it last year. He did! (I have the photo). He asks an unrelated bird question -- and I don't know the answer. If you have one, tell us and I'll forward. Thanks!
>
> Linda
>
> Message:
> Yep. A photo is attached. I think this is one of a pair that had a nest just to the west of the Duck Pond last year. I will have to go back and try to get a better picture! :)
>
> Also, while I'm writing, maybe you can answer a question. I have been shooting thousands (yes, thousands) of pictures of the Great Blue Herons at Golden Ponds. I have noticed several times that a bird would catch a fish, then drop it near the bank instead of swallowing it. Could they be putting it aside to pick up later? I've never seen this before. Best, Woody
>
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> Linda Andes-Georges
> Boulder County (W of Lagerman, N of Haystack, E of Table Mtn)
> [Jean-Pierre says: W of Paris, S of Quebec, E of Tahiti]
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Date: 6/10/17 2:21 pm
From: John Oliver <avesjohn...>
Subject: [cobirds] Attn: Boulder-area birders (seeking birding companion for a day)
Birders,

I've posted on this board before hoping to connect with other birders with
whom I, as an Estes Park-based birder without a car, might be able to join
on birding excursions on my days off. I don't have a vehicle, as mentioned,
but I could take the Estes Park Shuttle down the mountain and be dropped
off somewhere to be picked up by a willing birder for a day's outing. This
would cost me $80 round-trip, but it would be worth doing maybe once or
twice a month over the course of the summer if it meant I could easily
experience birds of Colorado's (relatively) lower elevations rather than
just the mountains in the area immediately surrounding Estes Park.

Currently, my days off are Friday and Saturday, which should be rather
convenient for most other birders that probably work Monday-Friday. If I
were to take the shuttle down to the RTD Station in Boulder next Friday or
Saturday (the 16th or 17th of June), or perhaps the weekend after (assuming
my schedule remains the same), are there any birders who would be willing
to pick me up that morning and take me to a number of birding locations in
the general area throughout the day? If so, please contact me ASAP so I can
make the shuttle reservations. (I could also take the shuttle down to the
Denver area, but Boulder is more convenient for a one-day outing.)

FYI, I'm particularly interested in bringing up my Colorado state list
(currently at 126 species); if interested, I can send people a general list
of hoped-for species (lifers and/or state birds) during my time here in
Colorado this summer. With luck, we can work something out so I can
successfully see many of them before I return home to California in the
fall.

Thanks,
John Oliver
Estes Park, CO

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Date: 6/10/17 9:39 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Sunday, June 11, SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP with Eric DeFonso
*This trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.*



*SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS*

Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before
the trip.


Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find,
identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often
confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the
high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song
and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like
Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the
possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often
sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between
habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious
lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after
signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for
snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may
experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case
we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will
volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per
mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at
<yoericd...> to participate and coordinate.

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Date: 6/10/17 8:20 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - Sat., June 10, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: June 10, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 10, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (*Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Baca)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Moffat, Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, *Larimer, *Logan, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose, Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, Routt)
Northern Mockingbird (Fremont)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle)
Summer Tanager (Baca)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)



ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A SCARLET TANAGER was reported at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check -in booth. It was reported by Karl Stecher on June 1.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
—-A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.
--A Bell's Vireo was heard at Van's Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft. Lyon) by Cole Wolf on June 1.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-A White-rumped Sandpiper was reported at Smith Reservoir by John Mallory on June 2.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at First Creek Denver Open Space by John Breitsch on June 1.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.
—A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported was reported at Adams Open Space by Adam Ketchum on June 2.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Long-billed Curlew was reported standing in a flooded field between 24297-24541 Highway 14 at 40.6221x-106.4000 on June 1.
—-A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
—-A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1 and was last reported June4??
—-A Long-billed Curlew was reported South of Arapahoe NWR on 125 (40.5676,-106.2793); if was seen by Kara Carragher on June 1.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7 and June 9.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—A Least Flycatcher was reported at Devil’s Backbone by Nick Komar on June 9.
—A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-A Mississippi Kite was reported at Mae's Ranch by Jim Dennis on June 1.

NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)

LOGAN COUNTY:
—A Least Flycatcher was reported at Crook (40.9203,-102.6971) by Augie Kramer on June 9.
-A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook -40.838x-102.811 by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark and David Fletcher on June 7.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
—A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—A Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Mineral Palace Park by Gregg Goodrich and Jane Stump on June 9.
—An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and Norm Lewis on June 7.
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.
--A Grey Flycatcher was reported at Red Creek Springs Road West by Robert Reed on June 1.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by Diana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.
--A Snowy Plover was reported at Union Reservoir by multiple birders. It was last seen by Norm Lewis on June 3.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:

SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS
Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before the trip.

Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find, identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...> to participate and coordinate.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Sunday, June 11:

Eldorado Canyon State Park
6:00AM-1:00PM
Karen Drozda (Email: <drozforte...> Phone: 303-388-0891)
Trail difficulty: Moderate
Register online OR contact leader

Maximum Participants: 12
Directions: Meet at the Colorado Division of Wildlife on the east side of Broadway and 58th. We will carpool from there. Please have your State Parks pass if you will be driving. Day pass is $8.

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza (Email: <kvonsaltza...> Phone: 303-941-4881) Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet at the Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State Parks pass or day pass required. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact leader.



Saturday, June17

Northeastern Breeding Bird Trip
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Chris Goulart (Email: <cgoulart001...> Phone: 586-764-2126) Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Maximum Participants: 7
Directions: We will meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 6060 Broadway. Take the 58th Street exit from I- 25 and drive 2 blocks west to Broadway. Go 2 blocks north on Broadway over the railroad tracts. The DPW offices are on the right (east) side. Register online or contact leader.

Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
Sunday, June 18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: <mamershek...> Phone: 303-329-8646) Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at the Park-n-Ride at southwest corner of Hampden (CO 285) and Wadsworth to carpool to the park. State Parks pass or day pass required. Register online or contact leader.




Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...> <mailto:<ahilf...>
303.888.5110

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Date: 6/9/17 2:22 pm
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] help for Eagle Scout merit badge: bird study
I'm going to give a "class" and a follow-up field trip to a bunch of ES youths in the mountains in a few weeks. Among the handouts I'll give them to facilitate their learning (& encourage them to continue beyond the minimum and the listing) will be a list of the fun websites that Ihave been posted on the Net about bird behaviors -- Youtube etc.

Off the listserv, would some of you be willing to send me ideas for this page? I'm thinking of kingfishers in action, as well as GB herons, of course; various raptors in action; hummers; ducks... Well, there's plenty of material.

I know, I'm begging for help on the curriculum, but I have a hunch that you have great ideas (some of which I've noted over the past decade).

Linda

Linda Andes-Georges
Boulder County (W of Lagerman, N of Haystack, E of Table Mtn)
[Jean-Pierre says: W of Paris, S of Quebec, E of Tahiti]
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Date: 6/9/17 11:14 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rare Bird Alert in Larger Font (6/9/2017)
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: June 9, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 9, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Mute Swan (*Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (*Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Baca)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Moffat, Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose, Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, *Routt)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Northern Mockingbird (Fremont)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)m
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle)
Summer Tanager (Baca)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)



ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A SCARLET TANAGER was reported at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check -in booth. It was reported by Karl Stecher on June 1.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
—-A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.
--A Bell's Vireo was heard at Van's Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft. Lyon) by Cole Wolf on June 1.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-A White-rumped Sandpiper was reported at Smith Reservoir by John Mallory on June 2.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at First Creek Denver Open Space by John Breitsch on June 1.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.
—A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
—-A Curve-billed Thrasher was reported at Chico Basin Ranch, last seen by Robb Hinds on June 3.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported was reported at Adams Open Space by Adam Ketchum on June 2.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Long-billed Curlew was reported standing in a flooded field between 24297-24541 Highway 14 at 40.6221x-106.4000.
—-A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
—-A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1 and was last reported June4??
—-A Long-billed Curlew was reported South of Arapahoe NWR on 125 (40.5676,-106.2793); if was seen by Kara Carragher on June 1.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-A Mississippi Kite was reported at Mae's Ranch by Jim Dennis on June 1.

NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)



LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook -40.838x-102.811 by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark and David Fletcher on June 7.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
—A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and Norm Lewis on June 7.
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.
--A Grey Flycatcher was reported at Red Creek Springs Road West by Robert Reed on June 1.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by DIana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9.
—A Mute Swan was reported at Stewart Ponds by Yvonne Parrot on June 8.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.
--A Snowy Plover was reported at Union Reservoir by multiple birders. It was last seen by Norm Lewis on June 3.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:
SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS

Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before the trip.

Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find, identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...> to participate and coordinate.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> <mailto:<wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> <mailto:<jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> <mailto:<patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org <http://dfobirds.org/>.

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
<ahilf...> <mailto:<ahilf...>
303.888.5110






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Date: 6/9/17 10:45 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert --June 9, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: June 9, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 9, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Mute Swan (*Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (*Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Baca)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Moffat, Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose, Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent)
Purple Martin (Montezuma, *Routt)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Northern Mockingbird (Fremont)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)m
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle)
Summer Tanager (Baca)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (Las Animas, Logan)



ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A SCARLET TANAGER was reported at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check -in booth. It was reported by Karl Stecher on June 1.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
—-A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.
--A Bell's Vireo was heard at Van's Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft. Lyon) by Cole Wolf on June 1.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 9 (first reported on June 1).
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-A White-rumped Sandpiper was reported at Smith Reservoir by John Mallory on June 2.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at First Creek Denver Open Space by John Breitsch on June 1.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Garden of the Gods Park by Walt Cochran on June 8.
—2 Ash-throated Flycatchers were reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 8; they reported one at same location on June 7.
—A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
—-A Curve-billed Thrasher was reported at Chico Basin Ranch, last seen by Robb Hinds on June 3.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported was reported at Adams Open Space by Adam Ketchum on June 2.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Long-billed Curlew was reported standing in a flooded field between 24297-24541 Highway 14 at 40.6221x-106.4000.
—-A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
—-A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1 and was last reported June4??
—-A Long-billed Curlew was reported South of Arapahoe NWR on 125 (40.5676,-106.2793); if was seen by Kara Carragher on June 1.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-A Mississippi Kite was reported at Mae's Ranch by Jim Dennis on June 1.

NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY (but for Scott’s Oriole); they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)



LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook -40.838x-102.811 by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark and David Fletcher on June 7.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
—A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and Norm Lewis on June 7.
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.
--A Grey Flycatcher was reported at Red Creek Springs Road West by Robert Reed on June 1.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—3 Purple Martins were reported at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral on June 7.
—A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by DIana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
—2 Snowy Plovers were reported at Union Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow on June 9.
—A Mute Swan was reported at Stewart Ponds by Yvonne Parrot on June 8.
—Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.
--A Snowy Plover was reported at Union Reservoir by multiple birders. It was last seen by Norm Lewis on June 3.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:
SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS

Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before the trip.

Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find, identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...> to participate and coordinate.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> <mailto:<wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> <mailto:<jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> <mailto:<patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org <http://dfobirds.org/>.

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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303.888.5110






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Date: 6/8/17 7:38 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2 spots have opened up for tomorrow's Boulder County Big Night
Hey, everybody.

We've had a cancellation for the CFO The Big Night in Boulder County, and
we can accommodate two (2) more participants. Please email me asap if you
are interested. I'm tfloyd "at" aba.org. Here is the trip announcement:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/cobirds/u8yctXBxAyU

While I have your attention, here are a few odds and ends from around
Boulder County today:

* in the innominate open space east of Cherryvale Road and just south of
U.S. 36, lots of *bobolinks* and *savannah sparrows* and a few *Wilson
snipes*

* in a tree in my front yard in Lafayette, definitely in the "go figure"
category, a loudly declaiming *red-eyed vireo;* it sang for a minute or so,
never to be heard from again

* over at Hecla Lake, a continuing *hooded merganser,* a *snowy egret,* a *common
nighthawk,* and a *chimney swift*

Am still hearing wood-pewees--probably Westerns, but who knows--migrating
through the lowlands.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/8/17 10:58 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert - June 8, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: June 8, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 8, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* and bold highlight indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (*Montrose)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Baca)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips, Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Moffat, Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (*Eagle, Larimer, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (Montrose, Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Northern Mockingbird (Fremont)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)m
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (*Eagle)
Summer Tanager (Baca)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Prowers)
Bobolink (Grand)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)
Scott's Oriole (*Las Animas, *Logan)



ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A SCARLET TANAGER was reported at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check -in booth. It was reported by Karl Stecher on June 1.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
—-A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.
--A Bell's Vireo was heard at Van's Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft. Lyon) by Cole Wolf on June 1.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 1.
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-A White-rumped Sandpiper was reported at Smith Reservoir by John Mallory on June 2.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at First Creek Denver Open Space by John Breitsch on June 1.

EL PASO:
--An Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported at Ute Valley Park by David and Cheryl Hubbard on June 7.

EAGLE COUNTY:
--A Fox Sparrow was reported at East Vail Memorial Park area by Anna Edson on June 7.
--A Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle on June 7.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
—-A Curve-billed Thrasher was reported at Chico Basin Ranch, last seen by Robb Hinds on June 3.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported was reported at Adams Open Space by Adam Ketchum on June 2.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.
--A Bobolink was reported in Kremmling near Hwy 26 at 40.1949x-106.4196 by Kara Carragher on June 3.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Long-billed Curlew was reported standing in a flooded field between 24297-24541 Highway 14 at 40.6221x-106.4000.
—-A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
—-A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1. and last seen by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
—-A Long-billed Curlew was reported South of Arapahoe NWR on 125 (40.5676,-106.2793); if was seen by Kara Carragher on June 1.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—A Black Phoebe was reported at Deer Creek Canyon Park by Aaron Shipe on June 7.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.
--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-A Mississippi Kite was reported at Mae's Ranch by Jim Dennis on June 1.
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT RARE BIRDS FOR LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, but for Scott’s Oriole, they are highlights reported on BBS Route by Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson on June 5th. I’m including them in case someone wants to see some great birds down there — they reported 52 species total.

The Route starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road:
Dickcissels
Long-billed Curlews
Lesser Goldfinch
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit
Roadrunners
Curve-billed Thrashers
Cassin’s Sparrows
Pinyon Jay
Woodhouse Scrub-Jay
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Blue Heron
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mountain Bluebirds
Scott’s Oriole (young male) - on PRIVATE LAND
Brewer’s Sparrow (1)



LOGAN COUNTY:
--A Scott's Oriole was reported at Crook -40.838x-102.811 by Cheri Phillips on June 7.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoos and an Eastern Wood-Peewee were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3. The EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported in similar location by Charles Hundertmark and David Fletcher on June 7.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—2 LESSER NIGHTHAWKS were reported at Nucla Sewage Lagoons by Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright on June 7.
—A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--An Acorn Woodpecker was reported at Pueblo Mountain Park by Norm Lewis on Paul Hurtado on June 5 and Norm Lewis on June 7.
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.
--A Grey Flycatcher was reported at Red Creek Springs Road West by Robert Reed on June 1.

ROUTT COUNTY:
--A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by DIana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.
--A Snowy Plover was reported at Union Reservoir by multiple birders. It was last seen by Norm Lewis on June 3.



Boulder County Audubon Field Trip:
SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS

Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before the trip.

Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find, identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at <yoericd...> <mailto:<yoericd...> to participate and coordinate.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> <mailto:<wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> <mailto:<jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> <mailto:<patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org <http://dfobirds.org/>.

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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Date: 6/8/17 8:34 am
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2nd post, sorry: East. Wd Pewee near Lyons last year
Bonjour encore:

I love it that east CO has an Eastern Wood Pewee; I grew up with them in VA. Last year we found one in the ponderosa pines off Picture Rock trail, which I survey (a BBS route for the County, as well as an Eco-steward area for BCNA). It stayed all breeding season, mournfully advertising its availability. I looked for it on my survey yesterday and did not find.

However, interestingly (I am thinking of Hugh Kingery's collection:) yesterday I found Lesser Goldfinches singing fair imitations of the EAWP song (as well as other songs which Hugh has no doubt already added to his notes).

Picture Rock sometimes has surprises, but this year is only surprising in its birdiness, to coin a word. I was (3rd task) trying to count individuals for eBird and having a heck of a time, because the area is popping (Ted F likes to say "birds dripping off the trees"), including many species I never find there because it is too dry: Blue Grosbeaks, Catbird, etc.

Picture Rock is a long trail (about 9 miles to Heil Trailhead on the south end) used mostly by bikers, from Lyons (southwest of town off the Apple Valley/Red Gulch Rd trailhead). It is lovely, even in the first 2 miles while you trudge between the hogback hills filled (very early) with birdsong and the suburban homes below. The trail at that point is truly a kitty litterbox: covered with wild feline scat (I can't tell cougar from bobcat) near every drainage: I found a large elk femur in the grass, and saw remains of a dead turkey farther up on the trail.

If you hike it, gently remind bikers that they must yield to EVERYONE not on a bike; I do this if they do not slow down and prepare to dismount. Mostly, they are all very congenial. However if you start right at dawn, you will hardly meet a soul.

Linda


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[Jean-Pierre says: W of Paris, S of Quebec, E of Tahiti]
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Date: 6/8/17 8:09 am
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] follow up to EAKI "eyebrow" bird at Walden in Boulder
I knew I had seen that bird before. Here is a note received from a photographer friend after I enquired if he had photographed it last year. He did! (I have the photo). He asks an unrelated bird question -- and I don't know the answer. If you have one, tell us and I'll forward. Thanks!

Linda

Message:
Yep. A photo is attached. I think this is one of a pair that had a nest just to the west of the Duck Pond last year. I will have to go back and try to get a better picture! :)

Also, while I'm writing, maybe you can answer a question. I have been shooting thousands (yes, thousands) of pictures of the Great Blue Herons at Golden Ponds. I have noticed several times that a bird would catch a fish, then drop it near the bank instead of swallowing it. Could they be putting it aside to pick up later? I've never seen this before. Best, Woody


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Date: 6/8/17 7:05 am
From: Thomas Litteral <tlitteral...>
Subject: [cobirds] Purple martins, California Park, Routt Co
Three purple martins were seen at the north end of California Park (RCR 80), north of Hayden by Tom and Linda Litteral.

Date of observation: 6/7/17





*Hi Allison! Thanks for picking up the CoBirds site in the interim.








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Date: 6/7/17 5:50 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee, Logan; American Bittern, Morgan
Today Dave Fletcher and I visited Tamarack Ranch SWA, and Brush Prairie Ponds SWA.

At Tamarack, the Eastern Wood-Pewee previously reported by Glenn Walbek and Joey Kellner, was very visible in the vicinity of Parking Area 1 west of CO55.

We searched for the previously reported Black-billed Cuckoo and briefly glimpsed what may have been the bird. It was on the limb of a cottonwood and had a dark brown back with no trace of rufous on the wing. The bill appeared black and the bird had the long tail and hunched back appearance of a cuckoo. I considered the look too brief and inconclusive to list, but it may indicate the bird is still in the area.

At Brush Prairie Ponds, water was low in the first pond west of the parking lot and in much of the area. At the second pond, however, we had nice looks at an American Bittern.

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Date: 6/7/17 5:16 pm
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Temporary Rare Bird Alert Format Changes
Hi Cobirders-

I'm filling in for Joyce for a few weeks and am trying to simplify the RBA during this time.

I'm only keeping birds on RBA for 1 week, UNLESS the bird is still being reported.

I'm putting the name of the bird first rather than the date, as I think that is what most prefer to glance at.

I'm TRYING to list the first person who found the bird and the person with most recent sighting.

I am not including all of BirdTrax and e-bird Rare Bird Alert sightings, as many are not “rare” for Colorado during this time of year (exception being if location is different than usual location where the bird is typically seen).

I'm going to make omissions and mistakes; please let me know what should be corrected. You can e-mail me at <ahilf...>

Thank you in advance for your patience, as I will NOT be posting the RBA at 4am. Joyce has spoiled us.

Good Birding,
Allison

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Date: 6/7/17 4:25 pm
From: Carl Starace <castarace...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nighthawks on Rabbit Mountain Today
I had five Common Nighthawks at mid morning along the eastern side of the
Eagle Wind Trail just where you reach the open meadow. Good June Birding
All, Carl Starace, Niwot

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Date: 6/7/17 2:40 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Glorious prairie
Just got back from doing my three BBS Routes in southeastern CO. The prairie is GREEN and will be a riot of flowers very soon. The last few years of moisture have been a long time coming but the prairie is tough and has responded.


I posted about the Lamar BBS route highlights the other day. Regarding the 168 Swainson's Hawks recorded over a handful of stops, the group explanation seems to be non-breeding immatures that come north later than breeders for a summer of grasshoppering before their return to breed for the first time a year or so hence. I buy that, just have never seen it to the extent I did the other day, and I've been doing prairie surveys for decades.


As she did with the Lamar survey, Janeal Thompson was nice enough to help with the other two surveys, as well. As anyone who has done a BBS Survey can attest, it is no picnic, and having assistance is greatly appreciated.


Highlights of the June 5th Villegreen BBS, which starts about 10 miles west of Kim and runs north for 25 miles along the Villegreen Road (all in Las Animas County), were Dickcissels at a few stops, normal numbers of Long-billed Curlews (about 4 stops), Lesser Goldfinch, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, a few roadrunners, 2 Curve-billed Thrashers, Cassin's Sparrows on about half the stops, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Great Blue Heron, Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Mountain Bluebirds (one pair on one stop), and a young male Scott's Oriole. Only had Brewer's Sparrow on one stop. Misses this year were Hepatic Tanager, Burrowing Owl, Virginia's Warbler, Gray Vireo, White-throated Swift, and Canyon Wren. Before anyone asks, the Scott's Oriole was on private land, looked for the next day, and not found. Total of 52 species, which is a very good total.


Highlights of the June 6th Ninaview BBS, which runs from mp15 on SR109 north of Kim both north along the highway and on Las Animas CR66 east into a maze of lesser roads impossible to navigate in the dark, were Long-billed Curlew on a few stops, 2 Lewis's Woodpeckers, Swift Fox, Canyon Towhee, Wild Turkey, roadrunners, and Dickcissels (on a few stops). Misses were Burrowing Owl, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Lark Bunting, Curve-billed Thrasher, and Chipping Sparrow. Total of 38 species.


Other birds seen apart from the BBS routes:

Semipalmated Sandpiper (going which direction?) at a private gravel pond in Lamar.

Gray Vireo on Las Animas 76.8 about a mile east of SR109.

Hybrid Indigo X Lazuli Bunting on the Purgatoire River south of Higbee.

Yellow-breasted Chat on the Purgatoire River south of Higbee

Warbling Vireo (eastern) singing in Lamar e of Willow Creek Park.


Dave Leatherman

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Date: 6/7/17 1:43 pm
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Longmont Raptor Update
The owls that took over the Red Tail nest at N 75th and Nelson Road west of
Longmont have been out of the nest since just after that last horrific snow
storm. However, within days, the developer began tearing down the trees in
that grove! The city told them to stop, but they had already terrified the
owlets, which weren't strong enough to fly more than a few yards at that
point. Two days later, they had torn down 4 or 5 more trees and the city
shut them down entirely.Since then, I have only been able to find one
owlet, I've stopped by at night to see if I can hear GHO young screeching,
but so far the grove has been silent.

In the meantime, the Osprey on the platform there managed to remain,
despite the noisy machinery and they are actively feeding at least two
chicks.

That grove is full of passerines: Western Wood Peewee, House Wren,
Bullock's Oriole, and Western Kingbird, and Black-chinned Hummingbird in
full display! I suspect this is the same BC Hummer that has been visiting
my feeders, just south of all that new development.

How sad to know that all of that rich bird habitat is going to be
completely destroyed.

Kat Bradley-Bennett

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Date: 6/7/17 11:37 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sunday, June 11, SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP with Eric DeFonso
This trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon

*SPRING SPARROW ROUNDUP, FROM LOW TO HIGH ELEVATIONS*

Leader: Eric DeFonso
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Free, limited to 12 participants (3 cars)
Time: 6am-midday (1-2pm perhaps)
Reservations: <yoericd...>
Eric will email you the meeting place after he does some scouting before
the trip.


Join worldwide birder, Eric DeFonso, on this fun birding quest to find,
identify, and appreciate our delightful variety of charming but often
confusing sparrows and towhees. We will travel from the high plains to the
high mountains to take joy in emberizids ranging from the common (like Song
and Chipping Sparrow and Spotted Towhee) to the less common (like
Grasshopper, Savannah, and Fox Sparrows and Green-tailed Towhee) to the
possibly rare (like Brewer’s and Cassin’s). We will listen for their often
sweet, varied and complicated songs, and learn their associations between
habitats and elevations.

We’ll meet bright and early (in order to allow us to hear more glorious
lowland sparrow songs) at 6am at a convenient point to be revealed after
signing up. Please be prepared to carpool. Bring sun protection, food for
snacks and/or lunch, water and other beverages. Dress in layers as you may
experience lots of temperature changes. Wear sturdy and comfy shoes in case
we do some hiking. Also, please have a full tank of gas if you will
volunteer to drive. Passengers should plan on paying the drivers $.12 per
mile to cover their expenses. Contact the leader directly at
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Date: 6/7/17 7:30 am
From: Allison Hilf <ahilf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rare Bird Alert-June 7, 2017
Compiler: Allison Hilf
e-mail: RBA@ cobirds.org
Date: June 7, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 7, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changed.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Bent)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Snowy Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson)
WHite-faced Ibis (*Boulder)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Las Animas, Phillips, *Prowers)
Broad-winged Hawk (Moffat, Routt)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Adams, Denver)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (*Larimer, Moffat)
Gray Flycatcher (*Montrose, Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Larimer, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
White-eyed Vireo (Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Northern Mockingbird (*Fremont)
Northern Waterthrush (Jackson)m
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Baca)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, *Prowers)
Bobolink (Grand)
Baltimore Oriole (*Washington)



ADAMS COUNTY:
--A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal by Rebecca Laroche on June 6.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--A SCARLET TANAGER was reported at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check -in booth. It was reported by Karl Stecher on June 1.

BACA COUNTY:
--4 Mississippi Kites were reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.
--A Summer Tanager was reported at Cottonwood Canyon by Rodney Wright on June 4.

BENT COUNTY:
—-A LEAST BITTERN was reported at Van's Marsh (east of Van's Grove on Road JJ). IT was reported by Mathew Wistrand on June 3.
--A Bell's Vireo was heard at Van's Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft. Lyon) by Cole Wolf on June 1.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A White-faces Ibis was reported at White Rocks Trail Area by Christian Nunes on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Hawthorn Gulch by Phil Thorpe on June 1.
-- An Eastern Phoebe was perched on a fence above culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave. It was reported by Emil Yappert on June 3.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-A White-rumped Sandpiper was reported at Smith Reservoir by John Mallory on June 2.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at First Creek Denver Open Space by John Breitsch on June 1.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported at Cheyenne Mountain SP, last seen by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
—-A Curve-billed Thrasher was reported at Chico Basin Ranch, last seen by Robb Hinds on June 3.
--A Mississippi Kite was reported was reported at Adams Open Space by Adam Ketchum on June 2.

FREMONT COUNTY:
--A Northern Mockingbird was reported at the CR 84 Area by Dale Adams on June 6.

GRAND COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported in Kremmling at 40,195x-106.42 by Gloria Nikolai on June 5.
--A Bobolink was reported in Kremmling near Hwy 26 at 40.1949x-106.4196 by Kara Carragher on June 3.

JACKSON COUNTY:
--A Long-billed Curlew was reported standing in a flooded field between 24297-24541 Highway 14 at 40.6221x-106.4000.
—-A Northern Waterthrush was reported at Michigan River Wetlands near Jackson CR 30 by Charles Hundertmark on June 3.
—-A Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage was reported at Lake John by Michael Kiessig on June 1.
—-A Long-billed Curlew was reported South of Arapahoe NWR on 125 (40.5676,-106.2793); if was seen by Kara Carragher on June 1.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Least. Flycatcher was reported at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by Walter Wehtje on June 6.

--A Black Phoebe has been Going back and forth between Larimer and Weld County. Please see Weld County information.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-A Mississippi Kite was reported at Mae's Ranch by Jim Dennis on June 1.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-A Cassie's Kingbird was reported at Tamarack SWA by Renee Casias on June 4.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and several Yellow -billed Cuckoo were reported at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83 by Glenn Walbek on June 3.
--A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and an EASTERN WOOD PEWEE were reported at Tamarack SWA by Dean Shoup on June 4.
--A Northern Cardinal was heard at Tamarack SWA by Bill Fink on June 3.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-A Least Flycatcher was reported on the Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2 and was last reported by by Judy West on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail by Christian Nunes on June 2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-A Purple Martin was overhead at Joe Moore Reservoir by Dennis Garrison reported on June 3.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported at Jill's Abode by Janet Thaw on June 6.5

PROWERS COUNTY:
--2 Mississippi Kites were reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.
--A Northern Cardinal was reported at Lamar Community College by Tony Leukering on June 6.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-A Grace's Warbler was reported to be located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are are right "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas. It was found by Paul Hurtado on June 5.
-- 2 Black Rails were reported at Nepesta Road Marsh by Paul Hurtado on June 5: "Two birds ere heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload on [e-bird] later")
--A Yellow- Throated Warbler was reported at 19th & Court Street by Van Truman on June 4th.
--A White-eyed Vireo was reported to be singing in the trees at 19th & Court St by Van Truman on June 2.
--A Grey Flycatcher was reported at Red Creek Springs Road West by Robert Reed on June 1.

ROUTT COUNTY:
--A Trumpeter Swan was reported at Stagecoach Reservoir by DIana Beatty on June 1, last reported by Elana Klaver on June 5.
--A Broad-winged Hawk was reported in Hayden off of County Road 80 (40.525 x 107.22) by Phil Lyon on June 4.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Cassin's Kingbird was reported at Wild Horse by Marcel Such on June 5.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
--A Baltimore Oriole was reported at Prewitt Reservoir by Angie Kramer on June 6.

WELD COUNTY:
--Updated status of Black Phoebe by Nicholas Komar on June 6:
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Pouder River Trail Corridor, singing in a construction zone, by Brad Walker on June 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported at Frank SWA by David Ely on June 4.
--A Snowy Plover was reported at Union Reservoir by multiple birders. It was last seen by Norm Lewis on June 3.


Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Arapahoe County
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Date: 6/6/17 6:43 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Kingbird with unusual white eyebrow at Walden Ponds


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Hey all -

I went to Walden Ponds this afternoon, since it looked like it was going to
rain. I figured the small birds would be less active if it started
raining. Rain never materialized, but it was good to be out anyway.

There were quite a number of Eastern Kingbirds, ten or twelve scattered
around the area. One of them I recognized from an earlier trip, it has an
unusual white "eyebrow" on one side of the head. When I saw it a couple of
weeks ago, the white area was a little larger, giving it a funny,
unbalanced look. Today, the white area looked like an eyebrow, it was
actually pretty well shaped. I managed to get a few pictures of it, one is
posted here.

Other birds of interest were a couple of Blue-Winged Teal on Cottonwood
Marsh, several Wood Ducks, including a mom and seven babies on Cottonwood,
and a group of five males on a back pond and a pair on the Duck Pond.
Ebird thought fifteen was a few too many ... a few Cedar Waxwings, several
Bullock's Orioles, a few Yellow-Breasted Chats, a Grey Catbird and a Common
Yellowthroat rounded out the birds of interest.

I also saw WAY too many of the Minnesota State Bird, the Hungry Mosquito.
I put on Deet about three times, and they were still biting me. Time to
move up to a little higher elevation for my walks ...

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder

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Date: 6/6/17 7:31 am
From: <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 6/1/17
This is a very late post on our last day of the season - We finished
banding last Thursday, took down the station, and then I joined many of you
at the CFO Convention for 4 days of....surprise, surprise.....birding!

Our last day - really our last half hour - may have been the most
interesting of the season. We ended with a male Lazuli Bunting, a female
Northern Parula, and a male Belted Kingfisher. For me, the Kingfisher has
now replaced grosbeaks as the bird with the most painful bite - the pointy
little barbs on the inside of the beak are probably great for helping him
catch fish! Here's a breakdown of the last day:

Belted Kingfisher 1
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 6
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Lazuli Bunting 1
Lesser Goldfinch 4

It will be a couple of weeks before I have all the data compiled, but I'll
make a few less formal observations:

With a total of 744 individual birds, 65 of which were returns from prior
years, we had the best season since 2011.
It was a great year for Catbirds, Waxwings, Robins, and any other bird that
eats berries.
Our rarest birds were in the Vireo family, with 1 Red-eyed and 2 White-eyed.
Lots of Goldfinches, both Lesser and American
I think Warbler and Flycatcher numbers will come in lower than average, but
haven't counted yet.
Did not recatch any of the really old Yellow Warblers that we've been
watching in recent years. There were several that were banded in 2013, but
nothing from earlier.

That's it until data is done! Thanks to all of you who visited this spring
and who shared ideas in response to my posts. Looking forward to fall at
Barr Lake!

Meredith McBurney
Bander, Chatfield Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 6/6/17 7:02 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Phoebe continues at Frank SWA (Larimer, Weld)
The territorial Black Phoebe continued singing this morning between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on both sides of the CR13 bridge over the Cache La Poudre River, straddling the border between Larimer and Weld Counties. It spent the first hour perched atop a small dead tree in Larimer, and then flew to a small dead tree in Weld, always on the south bank. Also of interest was an incessantly singing Red-eyed Vireo about a half mile west of the bridge, heard from the paved Poudre River Trail. I have requested hot spot status for both sides of the bridge via eBird.

Photo of bird in Weld attached.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 6/6/17 6:57 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Tuesday, June 6 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 6, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 6 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Trumpeter Swan (*Routt)
Mute Swan (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Bent)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, Logan, Yuma)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Logan)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (*Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Jackson, Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Costilla, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, Las Animas, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Kit Carson, Moffat, Routt, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver,El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, *Moffat, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, *Grand, Pueblo,Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso, Logan, *San Miguel)
White-eyed Vireo (Jefferson, Logan, Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, Freemont,Jackson, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Custer,Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Virginia’s Warbler (Boulder)
MOURNING WARBLER (Jefferson,Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa, *Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Baca,La Plata)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Grand, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Karl Stecher reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check-in booth.
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.

BACA COUNTY:
—-On June 4, Rodney Wright reported Mississippi Kite (4) and Summer Tanager at Cottonwood Canyon.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Mississippi Kite at Cottonwood Canyon (southern lope)
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.
—-On June 1, Cole Wolf reported hearing a Bell’s Vireo at Van’s Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft Lyon)
—-On June 3, Matthew Wistrand reported LEAST BITTERN at Van’s Marsh (east of grove on Rd. JJ)

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.
—-On June 1, Phil Thorpe reported a Northern Cardinal at Hawthorn Gulch, Boulder.
—-On June 3, Emil Yappert reported Eastern Phoebe perched on fence abouve culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave.
—-On June 4, Gary Lefko reported Virginia’s Warbler, at Fowler Trail, in Eldorado Canyon SP.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-On June 2, John Mallery, reported White-rumped Sandpiper at Smith Reservoir.

CUSTER COUNTY:
—-On June 4, David Dowell reported Black-and-white Warbler at Babcock Hole.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On June 1, John Breitsch reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at First Creek Denver Open Space.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker.
—-On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler. On June 2, Matthew Wistrand reported the continuing Grace’s Warbler. On June 3, Glenn Walbeck reported the Grace’s Warbler in Cheyenne Mt. SP, a bit south of previously reported locations.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite. On June 2, Alan Ketcham reported Mississippi Kite at Adams Open Space.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.
—-On May 31, Dale Adams reported a Mississippi Kite at Fountain Creek Regional Park. On June 4, Chris Wills reported Mississippi Kite at US-CO-Fountain-232 S Main St - 38.6816x-104.7004.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Curve-billed Thrasher at S.Meridian Rd.—Hanover Rd. to Pueblo Co. line.
—-On June 2, Eric Plage reporteda Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch. On June 3, Robb Hinds reported Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—-On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GRAND COUNTY:
—-On June 5, Gloria Nikolai reported Gray Flycatcher - US-Colorado-Kremmling - 40.195x-106.42 - Jun 2, 2017 8:39 AM, Grand, Colorado. “Vocalizing and flicking its tail in a downward motion nearly continuously "
—-On June 3, Kara Carragher reported Bobolink US-CO Kremmling-County Hwy-26 40.1949x-106.4196 at Grand.

JACKSON COUNTY:
—-On June 3, Charles Hundertmark reported Northern Waterthrush at Michigan RIver wetlands near Jackson CR 30.
—-On June 1, Michael Kiessig reported Red-necked Grebe, breeding plumaged, at Lake John.
—-On June 1, Kara Carragher reported a Long-billed Curlew at Arapahoe National WR, Coalmont US-CO, (40.5676,-106.2793), South of Arapaho NWR on 125. South of mm 42 and old barn. Bird was observed preening on west side of road.
—-On June 5, Christian Nunes reported Long-billed Curlew at - 24297–24541 Highway 14, Walden US-CO (40.6221,-106.4000), Jackson, Colorado. Bird was standing in a flooded field.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.
—-On May 31, Art Hudak reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler at Lower White Ranch Park.
—-On May 31, Mickael Kiessig reported a White-eyed Vireo at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center & Trails.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Jim Dennis reported a Mississippi Kite at Mae’s Ranch.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On June 4, Renee Casias reported Cassin’s Kingbird at Tamarck Ranch SWA.
—-On June 3, Glenn Walbek reported several Yellow-billed Cuckoo and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83. On June 4, Dean Shoup reported BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and Eastern Wood-Pewee at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area. On June 3, Bill Fink reported EASTERN WOOD PEWEE and heard a Northern Cardinal at Tamarack Ranch.
—-On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-On June 2,Christian Numes reported a Broad-winged Hawk and Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail. On June 3, John Bruder reported Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail. On June 4, Gloria Nikolai reported Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail. On June 5, Judy West reported Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-On June 3, Dennis Garrison reported a Purple Martin overhead at Joe Moore Res.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 4, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler at 19th & Court Street in Pueblo.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail. On June 5, Paul Hurtado reported Black Rail at Nepesta Road Marsh, Pueblo. "Two birds were heard calling out in the marsh. Distinctive. Slight breeze and distance made it impossible to get a great recording on my smartphone, but enough for documentation purposes (will upload here later)."
—-On June 1, Robert Reed reported a Gray Flycatcher at Red Creek Springs Road West, Pueblo.
—-On June 2, Van Truan reorted White-eyed Vireo, singing in the trees, at 19th & Court St., Pueblo.
—-On June 5, Paul Hurtado reported Grace’s Warbler at Pueblo Mountain Park. “In the same area other observers had found a singing bird a few weeks ago. Located past the basketball courts and picnic areas at the T-intersection (left to trails, right to ball field). Men's and women's pit toilets are right there "above the T", and this is where the bird was found singing and foraging in the outer branches of Ponderosas."

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5, Elena Klaver reported the Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.
—-On June 4, Nick Komar reported the Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.
—-On June 4, Phil Lyon reported Broad-winged Hawk at - US-Colorado-Hayden-41001-41385 County Road 80 - 40.525x-107.22, Routt, Colorado.
—-On June 1, Diana Beatty reported Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res. On June 3, Amber Carver reported Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
—-On June 5, Marcel Such rported Cassin’s Kingbird at Wild Horse.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On June 5, Brad Walker reported Black Phoebe at Pouder River Trail Corridor. Singing in a construction zone.
—-On May 31, Tony Leukering reported a Common Raven at Pawnee National Grassland-Weld Co. Rd. 45 from Rd. 114 to 122, and CR122, and CRs 17 and 124 intersection area, and CR 15.
—-On May 31, Steven Mlodinow reported a Black Phoebe at Frank State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe. On June 1, David Wade re-found the Black Phoebe. (-40.4722x-104.9417) On June 4, David Ely reported Black Phoebe at Frank SWA.
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir. On May 31, Tony Leukering saw the Snowy Plover at Union Res., one appeared to be on a nest. On June 1, Jared Kidder reported the Snowy Plover at Union Res. On June 2, Thomas Holub reported Snowy Plover at Union Res. On June 3, Norm Lewis reported Snowy Plover at Union Res.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County









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Date: 6/5/17 6:57 pm
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bald Eagle, Jefferson County
Greetings COBIRDERS:

I saw an adult bald eagle sitting up on paired electrical lines at Bowles and Federal today around 3pm, right at the indoor tennis courts, just west of the South Platte River. I see them there periodically in mid-to-late winter, but this is the first one I’ve seen in June.

~Anne Price
Littleton, Jefferson Co.

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Date: 6/5/17 2:23 pm
From: Walter Wehtje <wehtje...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
If Swainson's Hawks are like other raptors, it probably takes a year or two
before they attempt to breed. Rather than considering these flocks as late
migrants, it's much more likely that they're subadult non-breeders that are
spending their first/second summer on the breeding grounds without trying
to breed. I came across a few flocks like these last summer when conducting
raptor counts on Meadow Springs Ranch in NE Larimer County.

Walter Wehtje
Fort Collins

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:01:18 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> Ran the Lamar Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route yesterday with assistance
> from Janeal. The route starts at Prowers MM/13 northeast of town, goes
> north to Prowers SS then east and north, ending at Kiowa 61/K several miles
> sse of Chivington . Had black rail calling on SS about a mile e of 13, a
> first for the route. Other interesting species were dickcissels, good
> numbers of Cassin's sparrows, orchard orioles on a few riparian stops, and
> this: 168 Swainson's Hawks over the last 22 stops, with 106 of them on one
> stop! I do not know how to interpret this. It would seem to be one of two
> things: a very late kettle still coming north because of the late spring
> storms OR families populated with already-fledged young staging for their
> return flight south later this summer. Great, great majority of birds were
> immatures. Timing seems odd for either scenario. Maybe analysis of eBird
> data would shed light on which it is. The birds were mostly on the ground
> in fallow wheat and/or corn fields. There is currently a notable shortage
> of grasshoppers on the eastern plains of CO. This may change as the season
> progresses but it could be that at present this largely insectivorous buteo
> is being forced into habitats mostly free of vegetation in order to make
> available prey items (including big tenebrionid beetles) more visible
> (similar to what mountain plovers do with their habitat selection). Of
> note, we detected zero mountain plovers on the entire route and they are
> usually present on 5-6 stops.
>
>
> If anyone has input on the Swainson's hawk phenomenon, I'm all ears.
> Please share with the whole group. Thank you.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

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Date: 6/5/17 11:34 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owls/Weld
Hi all

At Weld CR 51 and Hwy 14 I counted 11 Burrowing Owl--most on NE corner
(expanding, now very large, pdog colony from Weld CR 51 to Dyers Farm
driveway (going north about .25m), few on SE side.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 6/5/17 11:31 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Eldorado Canyon State Park/Boulder
Hi all

NO on the Purple Finch in previous post and on the new RBA ... guess I
wasn't paying attention when constructing my list.

Thanks Garey Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club


On Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:39:33 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Yesterday, while hiking ... best birds bolded
>
> - Rock Pigeon
> - Mourning Dove
> - Common Nighthawk
> -
> *White-throated Swift (numerous) at The Bastille climbing rock area *
> - Broad-tailed Hummingbird
> - Turkey Vulture
> - American Kestrel
> -
> *Peregrine Falcon - 1 just inside main gate at Eldorado Springs *
> -
> *Steller's Jay - 2 Visitor Center-aresa *
> - Tree Swallow
> - Cliff Swallow
> - Cave Swallow
> -
> *Pygmy Nuthatch - 3 Fowler Trail *
> - Swainson's Thrush
> - European Starling
> - House Finch
> - Purple Finch
> - Cassin's Finch
> - Lesser Goldfinch
> -
> *Virginia's Warbler - 1 Fowler Trail *
> - Yellow Warbler
> - Spotted Towhee
> -
> *Western Tanager - 1 Fowler Trail *
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
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Date: 6/5/17 8:37 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Monday, June 5 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 5, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 5 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Trumpeter Swan (*Routt)
Mute Swan (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
LEAST BITTERN (Bent)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, Logan, Yuma)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (*Logan)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson, Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Costilla, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (*Baca, *El Paso, Las Animas, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Kit Carson, Moffat, *Routt, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver,El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, *Moffat, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso, *Logan)
White-eyed Vireo (Jefferson, Logan, Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Montezuma)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, Freemont,Jackson, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Custer,Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Jefferson,Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (*Baca,La Plata)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Grand, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)
PURPLE FINCH (*Boulder)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Karl Stecher reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check-in booth.
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.

BACA COUNTY:
—-On June 4, Rodney Wright reported Mississippi Kite (4) and Summer Tanager at Cottonwood Canyon.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Mississippi Kite at Cottonwood Canyon (southern lope)
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.
—-On June 1, Cole Wolf reported hearing a Bell’s Vireo at Van’s Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft Lyon)
—-On June 3, Matthew Wistrand reported LEAST BITTERN at Van’s Marsh (east of grove on Rd. JJ)

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.
—-On June 1, Phil Thorpe reported a Northern Cardinal at Hawthorn Gulch, Boulder.
—-On June 3, Emil Yappert reported Eastern Phoebe perched on fence abouve culvert on Rock Creek near Coalton Ave.
—-On June 4, Gary Lefko reported Virginia’s Warbler, at Fowler Trail and PURPLE FINCH.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-On June 2, John Mallery, reported White-rumped Sandpiper at Smith Reservoir.

CUSTER COUNTY:
—-On June 4, David Dowell reported Black-and-white Warbler at Babcock Hole.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On June 1, John Breitsch reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at First Creek Denver Open Space.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker.
—-On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler. On June 2, Matthew Wistrand reported the continuing Grace’s Warbler. On June 3, Glenn Walbeck reported the Grace’s Warbler in Cheyenne Mt. SP, a bit south of previously reported locations.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite. On June 2, Alan Ketcham reported Mississippi Kite at Adams Open Space.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.
—-On May 31, Dale Adams reported a Mississippi Kite at Fountain Creek Regional Park. On June 4, Chris Wills reported Mississippi Kite at US-CO-Fountain-232 S Main St - 38.6816x-104.7004.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Curve-billed Thrasher at S.Meridian Rd.—Hanover Rd. to Pueblo Co. line.
—-On June 2, Eric Plage reporteda Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch. On June 3, Robb Hinds reported Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—-On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GRAND COUNTY:
—-On June 3, Kara Carragher reported Bobolink US-CO Kremmling-County Hwy-26 40.1949x-106.4196 at Grand.

JACKSON COUNTY:
—-On June 3, Charles Hundertmark reported Northern Waterthrush at Michigan RIver wetlands near Jackson CR 30.
—-On June 1, Michael Kiessig reported Red-necked Grebe, breeding plumaged, at Lake John.
—-On June 1, Kara Carragher reported a Long-billed Curlew at Arapahoe National WR, Coalmont US-CO, (40.5676,-106.2793), South of Arapaho NWR on 125. South of mm 42 and old barn. Bird was observed preening on west side of road.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.
—-On May 31, Art Hudak reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler at Lower White Ranch Park.
—-On May 31, Mickael Kiessig reported a White-eyed Vireo at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center & Trails.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Jim Dennis reported a Mississippi Kite at Mae’s Ranch.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On June 4, Renee Casias reported Cassin’s Kingbird at Tamarck Ranch SWA.
—-On June 3, Glenn Walbek reported several Yellow-billed Cuckoo and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83. On June 4, Dean Shoup reported BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and Eastern Wood-Pewee at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area. On June 3, Bill Fink reported EASTERN WOOD PEWEE and heard a Northern Cardinal at Tamarack Ranch.
—-On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-On June 2,Christian Numes reported a Broad-winged Hawk and Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail. On June 3, John Bruder reported Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail. On June 4, Gloria Nikolai reported Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
—-On June 3, Dennis Garrison reported a Purple Martin overhead at Joe Moore Res.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 4, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler at 19th & Court Street in Pueblo.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.
—-On June 1, Robert Reed reported a Gray Flycatcher at Red Creek Springs Road West, Pueblo.
—-On June 2, Van Truan reorted White-eyed Vireo, singing in the trees, at 19th & Court St., Pueblo.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 4, Nick Komar reported the Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.
—-On June 4, Phil Lyon reported Broad-winged Hawk at - US-Colorado-Hayden-41001-41385 County Road 80 - 40.525x-107.22, Routt, Colorado.
—-On June 1, Diana Beatty reported Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res. On June 3, Amber Carver reported Trumpeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Tony Leukering reported a Common Raven at Pawnee National Grassland-Weld Co. Rd. 45 from Rd. 114 to 122, and CR122, and CRs 17 and 124 intersection area, and CR 15.
—-On May 31, Steven Mlodinow reported a Black Phoebe at Frank State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe. On June 1, David Wade re-found the Black Phoebe. (-40.4722x-104.9417) On June 4, David Ely reported Black Phoebe at Frank SWA.
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir. On May 31, Tony Leukering saw the Snowy Plover at Union Res., one appeared to be on a nest. On June 1, Jared Kidder reported the Snowy Plover at Union Res. On June 2, Thomas Holub reported Snowy Plover at Union Res. On June 3, Norm Lewis reported Snowy Plover at Union Res.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

Upper Beaver Meadows Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, June 9
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bill Wuerthele (Email: <wuerthel...> Phone: 303-333-2519) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 10
Directions: Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead parking area. Travel to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Route 36. Annual or day park pass required. To reach the trailhead, continue past the Entrance Station on Route 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows. Continue to the end of the road and the small trailhead parking area. This trip is full.

Aiken Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 10
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
John Breitsch (Email: <jbreitsch...> Phone: 303-588-0552) Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Participants: 11
Directions: Meet at SW corner of Safeway parking lot at NE corner of Yosemite and Lincoln Ave in Lone Tree about 1 mile west of I-25. Park away from store.

First Creek at Denver Open Space
Saturday, June 10
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955) Trail Difficulty: Easy

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County









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Date: 6/5/17 7:39 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eldorado Canyon State Park/Boulder
Hi all

Yesterday, while hiking ... best birds bolded

- Rock Pigeon
- Mourning Dove
- Common Nighthawk
-
*White-throated Swift (numerous) at The Bastille climbing rock area *
- Broad-tailed Hummingbird
- Turkey Vulture
- American Kestrel
-
*Peregrine Falcon - 1 just inside main gate at Eldorado Springs *
-
*Steller's Jay - 2 Visitor Center-aresa *
- Tree Swallow
- Cliff Swallow
- Cave Swallow
-
*Pygmy Nuthatch - 3 Fowler Trail *
- Swainson's Thrush
- European Starling
- House Finch
- Purple Finch
- Cassin's Finch
- Lesser Goldfinch
-
*Virginia's Warbler - 1 Fowler Trail *
- Yellow Warbler
- Spotted Towhee
-
*Western Tanager - 1 Fowler Trail *

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/

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Date: 6/5/17 4:34 am
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Black-billed Cuckoo, Grace's Warbler, Dickcissels


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Nice bird Glenn...thanks for sharing!

Joey.

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 12:23:04 PM UTC-6, Glenn Walbek wrote:
>
> Folks,
>
> Yesterday after working on the plains, I wandered up to Jumbo / Tamarack
> SWAs to look for northeast specialties and see if some of the recently
> reported migrants were hanging around. At parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA
> on the west side of hwy 83, I briefly observed and briefly heard calling a
> Black-billed Cuckoo along with several Yellow-billed Cuckoos. I mentioned
> this to Joey Kellner this morning and he and his group were able to refind
> and photograph the bird in the same location. This is where the Eastern
> Wood-Pewee has been vocalizing now for a second straight year.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37340218
>
> Today, I took my chances on the Grace’s Warbler in Cheyenne Mountain SP
> and found him singing a bit south of the previously reported locations. On
> my return trip I heard a singing Dickcissel in the grassy area(s) near the
> amphitheater. Last year around this time, I encountered signing
> Dickcissels in marginal Dickcissel habitat in the foothills of Douglas
> County.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37355383
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Glenn Walbek
> Castle Rock, CO
> https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/2017-Birds/
>
>

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Date: 6/4/17 7:20 am
From: '<KevyGudGuy...>' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
I had a similar, but much smaller cluster of Swainson's Hawks at the second
stop (near intersection of C.R. 42 & N, ~ 15 miles east and a couple miles
north of Campo) of my Edler BBS route in Baca County on June 1st. Had 8
birds on a center pivot plus several more in the air, on poles, etc.
Mostly immatures. Usually have a few immatures along the route and
several nest sites, but never had seen anything like this on my route
before. Makes me wonder if folks in other regions of their migration belt
are seeing similar late numbers that might indicate something retarded the
migration; or really low numbers that might indicate something pushed the
birds toward our region. It'll be interesting to see if these birds stick
around for the summer or were just moving through.
Kevin Corwin
west Centennial

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:01:18 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> Ran the Lamar Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route yesterday with assistance
> from Janeal. The route starts at Prowers MM/13 northeast of town, goes
> north to Prowers SS then east and north, ending at Kiowa 61/K several miles
> sse of Chivington . Had black rail calling on SS about a mile e of 13, a
> first for the route. Other interesting species were dickcissels, good
> numbers of Cassin's sparrows, orchard orioles on a few riparian stops, and
> this: 168 Swainson's Hawks over the last 22 stops, with 106 of them on one
> stop! I do not know how to interpret this. It would seem to be one of two
> things: a very late kettle still coming north because of the late spring
> storms OR families populated with already-fledged young staging for their
> return flight south later this summer. Great, great majority of birds were
> immatures. Timing seems odd for either scenario. Maybe analysis of eBird
> data would shed light on which it is. The birds were mostly on the ground
> in fallow wheat and/or corn fields. There is currently a notable shortage
> of grasshoppers on the eastern plains of CO. This may change as the season
> progresses but it could be that at present this largely insectivorous buteo
> is being forced into habitats mostly free of vegetation in order to make
> available prey items (including big tenebrionid beetles) more visible
> (similar to what mountain plovers do with their habitat selection). Of
> note, we detected zero mountain plovers on the entire route and they are
> usually present on 5-6 stops.
>
>
> If anyone has input on the Swainson's hawk phenomenon, I'm all ears.
> Please share with the whole group. Thank you.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

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Date: 6/3/17 5:03 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] NE Co
I spent the day birding in northeast Colorado and saw many of the usual suspects-Joey Kellner showed me an Eastern Wood Pewee and I heard a Northern Cardinal around area 9 at Tamarack Ranch. The biggest frustration was not being able to find an Upland Sandpiper even though I know they're there-my only excuse was it was noontime -consolation prize was a pair of Eastern Bluebirds just west of the house at Red Lion ranch. Good birding. Bill Fink Longmont

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Date: 6/3/17 4:45 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] CFO Convention Reminder: Use #CFOConvention for all social media
Hey, all.

I am aware that lots of fantastic photos, audio, and other media are coming
out of the CFO Convention. A reminder: Please, please, please, when you
post to online social media, include the hashtag *#CFOConvention*.

Here are a few photos from the past couple days:

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This is a scene from the Friday morning field trip to County Kerry,
Ireland. Wish you were here.



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Bobolinks at the Carpenter Ranch, Routt County, have been seen by all.



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This is so Steamboat-in-June. :-)
Hey, at least it's not snowing, as it was the last time we met out in
northwestern Colorado.



Ted Floyd

Lafayette, Boulder County



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Date: 6/3/17 4:24 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] Manitou Lake, Woodland Park, American Redstart on June 1
Manitou Lake area on June 1, 2017, elevation about 8500 feet

American Redstart, 1, singing
Lesser Goldfinch, singing, FOS
Western Wood-Pewee, singing, FOS
Wilson's Snipe, calling
American White Pelican, FOS


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County


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Date: 6/3/17 1:24 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
Re the Swainson's Hawks, on 5/30 I had 71 loafing in one spot in Elbert
County along CR 66 in the Matheson area. About 70% were immatures, 30%
adult plumage. I don't think any were juveniles, and the handful of nests I
looked at in ELB on 5/30-31 were not near fledging and I saw no fledglings.
I considered my 5/30 flock to be tardy migrants.

For what it is worth.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
wrote:

> Ran the Lamar Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route yesterday with assistance
> from Janeal. The route starts at Prowers MM/13 northeast of town, goes
> north to Prowers SS then east and north, ending at Kiowa 61/K several miles
> sse of Chivington . Had black rail calling on SS about a mile e of 13, a
> first for the route. Other interesting species were dickcissels, good
> numbers of Cassin's sparrows, orchard orioles on a few riparian stops, and
> this: 168 Swainson's Hawks over the last 22 stops, with 106 of them on one
> stop! I do not know how to interpret this. It would seem to be one of two
> things: a very late kettle still coming north because of the late spring
> storms OR families populated with already-fledged young staging for their
> return flight south later this summer. Great, great majority of birds were
> immatures. Timing seems odd for either scenario. Maybe analysis of eBird
> data would shed light on which it is. The birds were mostly on the ground
> in fallow wheat and/or corn fields. There is currently a notable shortage
> of grasshoppers on the eastern plains of CO. This may change as the season
> progresses but it could be that at present this largely insectivorous buteo
> is being forced into habitats mostly free of vegetation in order to make
> available prey items (including big tenebrionid beetles) more visible
> (similar to what mountain plovers do with their habitat selection). Of
> note, we detected zero mountain plovers on the entire route and they are
> usually present on 5-6 stops.
>
>
> If anyone has input on the Swainson's hawk phenomenon, I'm all ears.
> Please share with the whole group. Thank you.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>
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Date: 6/3/17 1:01 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lamar BBS Route (Prowers and Kiowa) on 2June2017
Ran the Lamar Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route yesterday with assistance from Janeal. The route starts at Prowers MM/13 northeast of town, goes north to Prowers SS then east and north, ending at Kiowa 61/K several miles sse of Chivington . Had black rail calling on SS about a mile e of 13, a first for the route. Other interesting species were dickcissels, good numbers of Cassin's sparrows, orchard orioles on a few riparian stops, and this: 168 Swainson's Hawks over the last 22 stops, with 106 of them on one stop! I do not know how to interpret this. It would seem to be one of two things: a very late kettle still coming north because of the late spring storms OR families populated with already-fledged young staging for their return flight south later this summer. Great, great majority of birds were immatures. Timing seems odd for either scenario. Maybe analysis of eBird data would shed light on which it is. The birds were mostly on the ground in fallow wheat and/or corn fields. There is currently a notable shortage of grasshoppers on the eastern plains of CO. This may change as the season progresses but it could be that at present this largely insectivorous buteo is being forced into habitats mostly free of vegetation in order to make available prey items (including big tenebrionid beetles) more visible (similar to what mountain plovers do with their habitat selection). Of note, we detected zero mountain plovers on the entire route and they are usually present on 5-6 stops.


If anyone has input on the Swainson's hawk phenomenon, I'm all ears. Please share with the whole group. Thank you.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 6/3/17 11:23 am
From: Glenn Walbek <gwalbek...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-billed Cuckoo, Grace's Warbler, Dickcissels
Folks,

Yesterday after working on the plains, I wandered up to Jumbo / Tamarack SWAs to look for northeast specialties and see if some of the recently reported migrants were hanging around. At parking area 1 of Tamarack SWA on the west side of hwy 83, I briefly observed and briefly heard calling a Black-billed Cuckoo along with several Yellow-billed Cuckoos. I mentioned this to Joey Kellner this morning and he and his group were able to refind and photograph the bird in the same location. This is where the Eastern Wood-Pewee has been vocalizing now for a second straight year.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37340218

Today, I took my chances on the Grace’s Warbler in Cheyenne Mountain SP and found him singing a bit south of the previously reported locations. On my return trip I heard a singing Dickcissel in the grassy area(s) near the amphitheater. Last year around this time, I encountered signing Dickcissels in marginal Dickcissel habitat in the foothills of Douglas County.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37355383

Good Birding!

Glenn Walbek
Castle Rock, CO
https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/2017-Birds/

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Date: 6/3/17 7:54 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert Saturday, June 3 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 3, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 3 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Mute Swan (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Jackson)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,*Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Jackson, Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson, Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (*Costilla, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, *El Paso, Las Animas, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Kit Carson, *Moffat, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver,El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-belllied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, *Moffat, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Jefferson, Logan, *Pueblo)
Bell’s Vireo (Bent, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, Freemont, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Jefferson,Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
SCARLET TANAGER (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Karl Stecher reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check-in booth.
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Mississippi Kite at Cottonwood Canyon (southern lope)
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.
—-On June 1, Cole Wolf reported hearing a Bell’s Vireo at Van’s Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft Lyon)

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.
—-On June 1, Phil Thorpe reported a Northern Cardinal at Hawthorn Gulch, Boulder.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
—-On June 2, John Mallery, reported White-rumped Sandpiper at Smith Reservoir.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On June 1, John Breitsch reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at First Creek Denver Open Space.
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
—-On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler. On June 2, Matthew Wistrand reported the continuing Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite. On June 2, Alan Ketcham reported Mississippi Kite at Adams Open Space.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.
—-On May 31, Dale Adams reported a Mississippi Kite at Fountain Creek Regional Park.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Curve-billed Thrasher at S.Meridian Rd.—Hanover Rd. to Pueblo Co. line.
—-On June 2, Eric Plage reporteda Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch.

FREMONT COUNTY: On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JACKSON COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Michael Kiessig reported Red-necked Grebe, breeding plumaged, at Lake John.
—-On June 1, Kara Carragher reported a Long-billed Curlew at Arapahoe National WR, Coalmont US-CO, (40.5676,-106.2793), South of Arapaho NWR on 125. South of mm 42 and old barn. Bird was observed preening on west side of road.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.
—-On May 31, Art Hudak reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler at Lower White Ranch Park.
—-On May 31, Mickael Kiessig reported a White-eyed Vireo at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center & Trails.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Jim Dennis reported a Mississippi Kite at Mae’s Ranch.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported Eastern Wood-Pewee and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
—-On June 2,Christian Numes reported a Broad-winged Hawk and Least Flycatcher at Loudy-Simpson Nature Trail.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.
—-On June 1, Robert Reed reported a Gray Flycatcher at Red Creek Springs Road West, Pueblo.
—-On June 2, Van Truan reorted White-eyed Vireo, singing in the trees, at 19th & Court St., Pueblo.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Diana Beatty reported Trupeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Tony Leukering reported a Common Raven at Pawnee National Grassland-Weld Co. Rd. 45 from Rd. 114 to 122, and CR122, and CRs 17 and 124 intersection area, and CR 15.
—-On May 31, Steven Mlodinow reported a Black Phoebe at Frank State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe. On June 1, David Wade re-found the Black Phoebe. (-40.4722x-104.9417)
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir. On May 31, Tony Leukering saw the Snowy Plover at Union Res., one appeared to be on a nest. On June 1, Jared Kidder reported the Snowy Plover at Union Res. On June 2, Thomas Holub reported Snowy Plover at Union Res.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County









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Date: 6/2/17 5:00 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] May Birds 2017, Woodland Park Area
Woodland Park Yard Area, 8500 feet elevation

Common Raven, nesting in early May
Cordilleran Flycatcher, 5-30, FOS, singing
Western Tanager, 5-17 FOS, at feeder area during snowstorm, 1M, feeding ion
millet, calling on 5-24, singing on 5-30
Gray-headed Junco, 42 on 5-18 and also one interesting
Gray-headed/Pink-sided hybrid, with rusty saddle on back and pink flanks,
Green-tailed Towhee, 5-23, FOS singing thru end of month
Warbling Vireo, 5-14, FOS, singing
Robin, nesting early May
House Wren, 5-6, FOS, singing, nesting mid-May
Evening Grosbeak, some in yard area thru month
Black-headed Grosbeak, FOS 5-9, singing all thru end of month, pair in yard
area thru month
Chipping Sparrow, occ. thru month
Mourning Dove, occ. thru month
Braod-tailed Hummingbird, courtship displays starting 5-10
Black-capped Chickadee, 1 on 5-8
Hermit Thrush, 5-9 FOS, calling
Red-breasted Nuthatch, 5-9
Turkey Vulture, 5-4, FOS
Downy Woodpecker 1 on 5-10, 5-19, 5-30
Barn Swallow, 5-12, FOS
Violet-green Swallow, 5-1, FOS
Red Crossbill, 5-10, FOS, Memorial Park
Pine Siskin, a few around yard area
Yellow-rumped Warbler, sining thru month
American Kestrel, 5-20
House Finch
Clark’s Nutcracker, 5-22, 5-28

Abert’s Squirrel, Fox/Abert’s hybrids typically look just like Fox but with
black pelage. But on 5-16 had one with the big ear tassels and a rusty
tinge to fur on body and tail.

White Gulch Loop Trail on 5-6, most birds singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 8+
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 2+
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 12+
Brown Creeper, 8+
Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1
Clark’s Nutchracker, 2
Chipping Sparrow, 4
Wild Turkey, tracks
Clark’s Nutcracker, 5-4, 5-28
Brown Creeper, 5-1, 5-4

Catamount Reservoirs Loop Trail, 5-21-17
Coopers Hawk, 2, calling
Common Loon, 1 (South Catamount Res.)
Ring-billed Gull, 1, FOS

Trout Creek area near Westcreek, 5-5-17
Green-winged Teal
Common Yellowthroat, FOS
Wild Turkey
Wilson’s Snipe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, singing
Common Merganser

Goose Creek and Hankins Pass Trails, west of Deckers, 5-22-17
Most birds singing
Green-tailed Towhee, 5-22, 1, FOS
Blue Grouse, 1 F
Macgillivray’s Warbler, FOS
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bald Eagle (along South Platte River near Lake George)
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Chipping Sparrow
Bullock’s Oriole, FOS, (along South Platte River near Lake George)
Green Heron, (along South Platte River near Lake George, elevation about
8500 feet)

South Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Peak (12,093 feet elev.), N of Tarryall,
5-30-17
Most birds singing
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 2 flying over alpine tundra at about 12,000 feet
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Hammond’s Flycatcher, FOS
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Pipit, FOS, a bit of courtship displaying
Wilson’s Warbler, FOS
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak, M singing around 11,400 feet seemed pretty high up
for this species
Lark Sparrow. FOS
White-crowned Sparrow, FOS
Lincoln’s Sparrow, FOS

Parent’s House in Englewood on 5-13
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wrens, nesting in a Flicker box...
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 2M
Chipping Sparrow
Bushtit
Also on 5-12 a Ferruginous Hawk, soaring over I-25 and Lincoln, in south
Denver


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, 8500 feet elevation, Teller County


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Date: 6/2/17 12:18 pm
From: Walter Wehtje <wehtje...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: RFI: Anyone checked LCR 5 area for Baird's Sparrow this year?
I haven't heard or seen any along LCR 5 this year. Unfortunately, the
Soapstone location is the only guaranteed location that I know of with
public access.

Walter Wehtje
Fort Collins

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:46:12 PM UTC-6, Paul Hurtado wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anyone checked Larimer Couty Road 5 (east of Rawhide)
> for Baird's Sparrow yet this year? They were there in 2015
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S24375339>. Any other places to
> look for them within a shortish drive of Denver?
>
> I'd love to go look for Baird's Sparrows this week, but can't quite
> convince my 5 1/2 year old to make the hike to see the Soapstone birds ;)
>
> Thanks!
> Paul Hurtado
> Reno, NV (and Pueblo, CO)
>
> --
> Paul J. Hurtado
> http://www.pauljhurtado.com/
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Date: 6/2/17 12:01 pm
From: Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Bobolinks
Bobolinks have also returned to the large open field just southwest of Hwy
66 and 63rd. They cooperatively hop up on fence posts every now and then.

Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons

On Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:06:50 PM UTC-6, goldenplover wrote:
>
> Bobolinks are back along the entrance road to the boulder co open space
> offices off Cherryvale just north of so boulder road-also singing Savannah
> sparrows. Good birding. Bill Fink. Longmont
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/2/17 8:06 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2, June 2017 (**ADDED SCARLET TANAGER)
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: June 2, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 2, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa, Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Yuma)
Yellow-belllied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
SCARLET TANAGER (*Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Karl Stecher reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Cherry Creek SP, in a tree halfway between the East entrance (Lehigh/Parker Rd.) and the check-in booth.
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kit and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.

Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org <http://cobirds.org/>
Date: May 30, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 30 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa, Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Yuma)
Yellow-belllied Flycatcher (Pubelo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kit and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW>
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo, Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler and nesting Mississippi Kites; Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net <http://comcast.net/>; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com <http://msn.com/>; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org <http://dfobirds.org/>.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County

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Date: 6/2/17 7:34 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 June 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 2, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 2 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Trumpeter Swan (*Routt)
Mute Swan (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Jackson)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,*Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Jackson, Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson, Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, *Las Animas, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Denver,El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, *Pueblo,Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Jefferson, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (*Bent,El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, Freemont, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Jefferson,Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Mississippi Kite at Cottonwood Canyon (southern lope)
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.
—-On June 1, Cole Wolf reported hearing a Bell’s Vireo at Van’s Grove (Road JJ, east of Ft Lyon)

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.
—-On June 1, Phil Thorpe reported a Northern Cardinal at Hawthorn Gulch, Boulder.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On June 1, John Breitsch reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at First Creek Denver Open Space.
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kite and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.
—-On May 31, Dale Adams reported a Mississippi Kite at Fountain Creek Regional Park.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Curve-billed Thrasher at S.Meridian Rd.—Hanover Rd. to Pueblo Co. line.

FREMONT COUNTY: On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JACKSON COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Michael Kiessig reported Red-necked Grebe, breeding plumaged, at Lake John.
—-On June 1, Kara Carragher reported a Long-billed Curlew at Arapahoe National WR, Coalmont US-CO, (40.5676,-106.2793), South of Arapaho NWR on 125. South of mm 42 and old barn. Bird was observed preening on west side of road.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.
—-On May 31, Art Hudak reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler at Lower White Ranch Park.
—-On May 31, Mickael Kiessig reported a White-eyed Vireo at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center & Trails.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Jim Dennis reported a Mississippi Kite at Mae’s Ranch.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported Eastern Wood-Pewee and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area.
---On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo, Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler and nesting Mississippi Kites; Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.
—-On June 1, Robert Reed reported a Gray Flycatcher at Red Creek Springs Road West, Pueblo.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 1, Diana Beatty reported Trupeter Swan at Stagecoach Res.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Tony Leukering reported a Common Raven at Pawnee National Grassland-Weld Co. Rd. 45 from Rd. 114 to 122, and CR122, and CRs 17 and 124 intersection area, and CR 15.
—-On May 31, Steven Mlodinow reported a Black Phoebe at Frank State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe. On June 1, David Wade re-found the Black Phoebe. (-40.4722x-104.9417)
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir. On May 31, Tony Leukering saw the Snowy Plover at Union Res., one appeared to be on a nest. On June 1, Jared Kidder reported the Snowy Plover at Union Res.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County









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Date: 6/1/17 8:06 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks
Bobolinks are back along the entrance road to the boulder co open space offices off Cherryvale just north of so boulder road-also singing Savannah sparrows. Good birding. Bill Fink. Longmont

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Date: 6/1/17 8:01 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Nighthawks & Spotted Towhee Fledgling (Denver & Arapahoe)
At the risk of sounding too enthusiastic about the common-enough Common
Nighthawk...After a few dawns and dusks spent staking them out around my
neighborhood, I'm happy to say I came upon them this evening in both Denver
& Arapahoe counties. Both encounters were serendipitous. The first occurred
as I left DU this evening, an hour later than I usually do. As soon as I
stepped outside, I heard the birds' familiar call, scanned the skies, and
spotted two of them flying toward me, east over Evans Ave.

The good, dumb luck continued on my drive home. As I waited to turn left
onto my road (almost directly south of DU, off University Ave, across from
deKoevend Park [Arapahoe]), I spotted two more nighthawks flying over
deKoevend's parking lot. A minute or so later, I watched from my front yard
as they cut up my street and a third appeared. Later, from the back yard,
two of them flew relatively low over me, providing good looks. Like the
birds at DU, these flew off, eastward.

Later, still in the back yard, I heard an incessant call or chip that I
figured was a towhee's. I followed it until I spotted an adult male. But a
second bird appeared that, without my binoculars, looked to me not like the
yard female but a fledgling. Last summer, I watched at least one fledgling
wander around my yard to be fed by an adult. If my memory serves me right,
it was the male doing the feeding. (I regret not using the eBird breeding
code with my checklist then; when that sighting occurred is lost to me, but
I think it was later in the summer.) But this bird didn't appear ready to
wander the yard, seeming to prefer a perch in the overgrown bush at the
edge of my yard. I've yet to discover a towhee nest in my yard; they may
actually be nesting among my neighbors.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO


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Date: 6/1/17 1:36 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fort Collins Audubon Society (LARIMER): field trip this Saturday to RMNP
Fort Collins Audubon is sponsoring a field trip to Lily Lake in Rocky
Mountain National Park THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 3, starting at 8:30am. I wanted
to mention it on COBIRDS not to drum up interest but because we had to
change the date after our newsletter was mailed. There will be no trip on
June 10. The correct date is June 3. Corrected trip details can be found on
our website calendar page (
http://www.fortcollinsaudubon.org/pages/calendar.html) and on our facebook
page. Sorry for the confusion.

P.S. Non-members are welcome to attend.

John Shenot
FCAS President and Field Trip Coordinator
Fort Collins, CO

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Date: 6/1/17 10:17 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: [cobirds] scarlet tanager, CCSP/Arapahoe
Yesterday , early evening, I saw a male scarlet tanager at Cherry Creek
State Park. It was in a tree halfway between the East entrance
(Lehigh/Parker road) and the check-in booth.

Karl Stecher
CentennialArapahoe



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Date: 6/1/17 9:02 am
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Be on the watch in NE Colorado
Glad you posted this Bill. There was also a Reddish Egret at Quivira NWR
in Kansas yesterday (about 4th state record).

Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

Scott Somershoe
Co-Author of *Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist
<http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Tennessee-New-Annotated-Checklist/dp/1507815751/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1453317221&sr=8-3>*

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:42 AM, William H Kaempfer <
<William.Kaempfer...> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
>
>
> For those of you not heading off to Steamboat Springs (and even those who
> are, I guess), I wanted to post information on a couple of very interesting
> sightings in Nebraska today.
>
>
>
> First, for the past four or five days there has been a Brown Booby flying
> around at Harlan County Lake at Alma in south central Nebraska. Harlan
> County Lake is about midway between Kearney, NE and Hays, KS, and very
> close to the NE/KS state line. The lake is huge, probably bigger than John
> Martin Reservoir but it seems to like roosting on the dam.
>
>
>
> Second, today eight Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were spotted in
> Bridgeport, NE. . https://www.facebook.com/WildcatAudubon/ This is
> about 75 miles north of Sterling on the North Platte.
>
>
>
> Third, two weeks ago during that last big storm I observed 54 Purple
> Martins at a martin house in Benkelman, NE which is in Dundy County, just
> east of Wray.
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> Bill Kaempfer
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> Boulder
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Date: 6/1/17 8:42 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Be on the watch in NE Colorado
Hi Folks,

For those of you not heading off to Steamboat Springs (and even those who are, I guess), I wanted to post information on a couple of very interesting sightings in Nebraska today.

First, for the past four or five days there has been a Brown Booby flying around at Harlan County Lake at Alma in south central Nebraska. Harlan County Lake is about midway between Kearney, NE and Hays, KS, and very close to the NE/KS state line. The lake is huge, probably bigger than John Martin Reservoir but it seems to like roosting on the dam.

Second, today eight Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were spotted in Bridgeport, NE. . https://www.facebook.com/WildcatAudubon/ This is about 75 miles north of Sterling on the North Platte.

Third, two weeks ago during that last big storm I observed 54 Purple Martins at a martin house in Benkelman, NE which is in Dundy County, just east of Wray.

Bill Kaempfer
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Date: 6/1/17 8:23 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 June 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: June 1, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 1 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,*Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson, Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (*Baca, *El Paso, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Denver,El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, *Jefferson, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Common Raven (*Weld)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, Freemont, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Jefferson,Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (*Jefferson)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Mississippi Kite at Cottonwood Canyon (southern lope)
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On June 1, John Breitsch reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at First Creek Denver Open Space.
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kite and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.
—-On May 31, Dale Adams reported a Mississippi Kite at Fountain Creek Regional Park.
—-On May 31, Alan Versaw reported a Curve-billed Thrasher at S.Meridian Rd.—Hanover Rd. to Pueblo Co. line.

FREMONT COUNTY: On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.
—-On May 31, Art Hudak reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler at Lower White Ranch Park.
—-On May 31, Mickael Kiessig reported a White-eyed Vireo at Chatfield SP—Audubon Center & Trails.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported Eastern Wood-Pewee and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area.
---On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo, Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler and nesting Mississippi Kites; Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 31, Tony Leukering reported a Common Raven at Pawnee National Grassland-Weld Co. Rd. 45 from Rd. 114 to 122, and CR122, and CRs 17 and 124 intersection area, and CR 15.
—-On May 31, Steven Mlodinow reported a Black Phoebe at Frank State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe.
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir. On May 31, Tony Leukering saw the Snowy Plover at Union Res., one appeared to be on a nest.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Unincorp. Arapahoe County









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Date: 5/31/17 6:03 pm
From: Alec Hopping <wahopping...>
Subject: [cobirds] Orchard Oriole--Buena Vista (Chaffee Co)
Hi All,

Perhaps of interest, I found an immature male Orchard Oriole in Buena Vista this afternoon, along the 'Peaks View Trail' in the grove of trees just SE of S Pleasant Ave, appx 200ft from the trail. This appears to be the 2nd eBird record for Chaffee, and one of only a few for the central mountains.

I've linked my eBird checklist here, which includes a low-quality photo that I will replace when I get the chance. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37297570

Best,

Alec Hopping
Currently near Salida, CO

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Date: 5/31/17 5:30 pm
From: <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/31/17
In amongst our usual late spring birds, we had our second WHITE-EYED VIREO!
In the 14 years of this station, we've only had one other, in 2009, a year
of big storms when we caught a whole variety of unlikely species. Here's
the breakdown of the 25 new birds today:

Western Wood-pewee 1
Dusky Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
House Wren 1 new, 1 banded in 2016
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 3
Yellow Warbler 5
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 2

Tomorrow (Thursday) is our last day!

Meredith McBurney
Bander, Chatfield Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/31/17 2:48 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Weld County rarities
My brother and I went to the west edge of Windsor to look for the Black
Phoebe
previously reported by Gary Lefko. It was calling and foraging about 60
yards
downstream from the bridge over the Poudre River along County Road 13 at
the Frank Wildlife area. It was in a small sapling over the river's edge
alongside
a larger standing dead tree.

At least one of the Snowy Plovers continues on the north side of Union Res.
It was seen about 100 yards to the east of the extreme northwest corner,
along the water's edge sometimes hiding behind a clump of dirt.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 5/31/17 11:46 am
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Anyone checked LCR 5 area for Baird's Sparrow this year?
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone checked Larimer Couty Road 5 (east of Rawhide)
for Baird's Sparrow yet this year? They were there in 2015
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S24375339>. Any other places to look
for them within a shortish drive of Denver?

I'd love to go look for Baird's Sparrows this week, but can't quite
convince my 5 1/2 year old to make the hike to see the Soapstone birds ;)

Thanks!
Paul Hurtado
Reno, NV (and Pueblo, CO)

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Date: 5/31/17 10:39 am
From: Rebecca Grieser <rebeccagrieser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Swan at Weld Co. Rd 59 Pond
There's currently (11:30 am) a Black Swan at County Rd 59 Pond. I have pictures but can't figure out how to add it from my phone.

Rebecca Grieser

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Date: 5/31/17 7:33 am
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 May 2017
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: May 31, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 31 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,Kiowa,*Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson, *Sedgwick)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley,El Paso, Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache, Weld)
Green Heron (Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Pueblo, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan,Pueblo,Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, *Sedgwick, *Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield, *Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan, *Weld)
Wood Thrush (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*EL Paso, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Boulder, *Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, *Baca, Chaffee, El Paso, *Freemont, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Pueblo, Washington, Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Jefferson,*Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (*Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, *Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, *Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (*Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling, Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus, Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least Flycatcher. On May 28 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded an ALDER FLYCATHER
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kit and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.

FREMONT COUNTY: On May 30, Rhiannon Thunell reported Northern Waterthrush in the Canon City area, coordinates on CFO website, in BirdTrax.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s Sapsucker.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2 McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW. On May 30, Charles Kahr reported BAIRD’S SPARROW at US-Colorado-Wellington Plover Trail- 40.948x-105.039. NE of gate on Plover Trail south of Pronghorn Loop junction.
---On May 28 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 30 S. Mlodinow reported Eastern Wood-Pewee and Spotted Towhee at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area.
---On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo, Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler and nesting Mississippi Kites; Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported 2 Black Rail.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported Alder Flycatcher at Sand Draw State Wildlife Area.
—-On May 30, S. Mlodinow reported 3 Sanderlings at Jumbo Reservoir.
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 30, CR 13, Windsor US-CO (40.4727, 104.9435), Kathy Buckley reported a Black Phoebe.
—-On May 30 at Pawnee National Grassland, Crow Valley Campground, Michael Abrams reported Alder Flycatcher, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May 27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported 2 Snowy Plovers. On May 30, Candice Johnson reported 2 Snowy Plover at Union Reservoir.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu 29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
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Date: 5/31/17 7:15 am
From: Erik Hendrickson <erik.hendrickson755...>
Subject: [cobirds] Russel Lakes State Wildlife Area (Saguache Co.)
I made a quick stop just after noon yesterday on U.S. Hwy 285 (The
Gunbarrel) about 10 miles south of Saguache; there was a pair of WESTERN
TANAGERs in the cottonwood trees in the parking lot, and an AMERICAN
BITTERN in the wetland near the highway (usually making itself somewhat
visible with a spotting scope). Also:
WHITE-FACED IBIS
BLACK-NECKED STILT
AMERICAN AVOCET
SNOWY EGRET
in the wetlands, along with 8 species of ducks, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and
WESTERN GREBE.

There was also a juvenile KILLDEER (that looks like a different plover
species), and a bat skimming the water's surface, capturing insects, and
occasionally skimming water to drink.

Erik Hendrickson
Cortez, Colorado

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Date: 5/30/17 3:34 pm
From: <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield Station, 5/30/17
We have a little pattern going here......about 3 hours of fairly steady
birds in the cool morning, with one or two species dominating but a fair
number of one-of-a-kinds. Today the dominant species was Yellow Warbler,
as it should be at this time of year at Chatfield. Then we had 15 other
species, most one of a kind.) Here's the breakdown:

Western Wood-pewee 1
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
House Wren 1 new, 1 banded in 2016
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
Yellow Warbler 9 new, 1 banded in 2015
American Redstart 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Lesser Goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch 1

Only two more days this season! We will take down the station after
banding on Thursday. (School groups arrive at about 8:30 the next 2
mornings.)

Meredith McBurney
Bander, Chatfield Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/30/17 8:49 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Phoebe/Windsor
Hi all

I birded Frank SWA and adjacent Poudre River Trail in Windsor on Sunday and
found a singing Black Phoebe at the bridge near parking lot. It performed
for me at the dead tree along river as you start walking the dirt trail of
Frank SWA. It "fly-catched" numerous times above the Poudre River as well
returning to the perch.

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http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Frank-SWA-and-Poudre-River-Trail-05-28-2017/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.club/


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Date: 5/30/17 8:27 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: RFI: Latest CO checklist additions
I determined my list was missing the addition of the Couch's Kingbird.
Thank you to Peter Gent!

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Would someone be so kind as to post here to the whole group (so as not to
> inundate me personally by email with redundant information in case several
> people know) what the last 5 or so new species additions to the official CO
> state checklist were, that brought the total to 502? I maintain my own
> personal database of sightings and my checklist shows 501, and I can't
> figure out which species the list is missing! It was last consistent with
> the official checklist at 499. I think.
>
> Thank you in advance!
> Eric
>
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> Westminster, CO
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Date: 5/30/17 8:27 am
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: [cobirds] Latest CO checklist additions
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From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Date: Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [cobirds] RFI: Latest CO checklist additions
To: Peter Gent <gent...>


Ah, it was the Couch's! Thank you very much,

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:21 AM, Peter Gent <gent...> wrote:

> Eric,
>
> Vaux's Swift, Couch's Kingbird, Brown Booby and Purple Sandpiper are #s
> 499-502.
>
> Cheers, Peter.
>
>
> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Would someone be so kind as to post here to the whole group (so as not to
>> inundate me personally by email with redundant information in case several
>> people know) what the last 5 or so new species additions to the official CO
>> state checklist were, that brought the total to 502? I maintain my own
>> personal database of sightings and my checklist shows 501, and I can't
>> figure out which species the list is missing! It was last consistent with
>> the official checklist at 499. I think.
>>
>> Thank you in advance!
>> Eric
>>
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Date: 5/30/17 8:19 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Latest CO checklist additions
Hi everyone,

Would someone be so kind as to post here to the whole group (so as not to
inundate me personally by email with redundant information in case several
people know) what the last 5 or so new species additions to the official CO
state checklist were, that brought the total to 502? I maintain my own
personal database of sightings and my checklist shows 501, and I can't
figure out which species the list is missing! It was last consistent with
the official checklist at 499. I think.

Thank you in advance!
Eric

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Westminster, CO

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Date: 5/30/17 3:52 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 May 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: May 30, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 30 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Mute Swan (*Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Baca, El Paso, Logan, *Yuma)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Sedgwick, Weld, *Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley,*Kiowa, *Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Pueblo)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso, *Kiowa)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, *El Paso, *Kiowa, Pueblo, *Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley, *El Paso, *Kiowa, La Plata, Saguache,
*Weld)
Green Heron (*Yuma)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
BLACK VULTURE (*El Paso)
Mississippi Kite (*Baca, *El Paso, Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson, *Kit Carson, Weld, *Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*El Paso, *Kit Carson, Logan, *Pueblo, *Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Weld, *Yuma)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Yuma)
Yellow-belllied Flycatcher (*Pubelo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (El Paso, Logan, Pueblo, *Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson,
Phillips, *Pueblo, Washington, *Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, El Paso, *Weld, *Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, *Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Logan, *Yuma)
Cassin’s Vireo (*Pueblo)
Blue-headed Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan)
Wood Thrush (*Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, Larimer, Logan)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, Kit Carson, Logan, *Morgan, Phillips, *Weld)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Chaffee, El Paso, Jefferson, Kit Carson,
*Pueblo, Washington, *Yuma)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Yuma)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, Kit Carson, Phillips)
Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo,Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips, *Pueblo)
Blackpoll Warbler (*Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, *Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*El Paso, *Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder, *Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (*Logan)
Field Sparrow (Logan, *Yuma)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Mesa)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder, Logan, *Yuma)
Dickcissel (Logan)
Bobolink (*El Paso, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (*Baca, El Paso, Logan, Sedgwick,*Yuma)
Scott’s Oriole (*Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Barr Lake SP, Chuck Hundertmark and DFO field Trip and Kim
Mauritz reported f Blackpoll Warbler.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, John Rawinski reported White-eyed
Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported Northern
Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds
at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BACA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Tony Leukering reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at VV Rd near dam, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mississippi Kite.s

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling,
Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least
Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye
reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus,
Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes
circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near
Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m
Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing
Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported
Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating
Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan
reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and
Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported
Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear
Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported
Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12
Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 29 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Norm Lewis, Jeannie Mitchell, and Aaron Shipe reported 4
Stilt Sandpipers, 8 White-rumped Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Sandpipers,
and Red-headed Woodpecker
---On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale and Joel Adams reported Gray
Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron
Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary
Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric
Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez
Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 29 at Cheyenne Mountain SP,
Roger Masey, Joy and Leonard Lake reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and David
Tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 29 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Robb Hinds and Tom Bunker
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kit and
Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least
Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 29 at Fountain Valley School, Diana Beatty, Monday Birders
reported 4 Bobolink.
---On May 28 at Jon’s Cabin on CR 3087 east of Rampart Range Road, Michael
Springer reported 2 BLACK VULTURES.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple
Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded
Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith
McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian
his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and
2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and
his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least
Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll
Warblers.
---On May 29 in Bergen Park (town), David Suddjian reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sheridan Lake area (town and playa), Tony Leukering
reported 8 Snowy Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 11 White-rumped Sandpipers,
and 26 Semipalmated Sandpipeprs.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler
Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed
Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and
Northern Parula. On May 29 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Cheryl Teuton, Dan
Brooke, and Joey Kellner reported juv Brown-winged Hawk and Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported
Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported
Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz
reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2
McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and
Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS
and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie
Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin
DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW>
---On May 38 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo,
Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke
and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2
Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and
Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked
Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated
Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On May 29 at Colorado National Monument, Carol Ortenzio reported
Black-throated Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 at Rocky Ditch in Uncompahgre NF, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s
Warbler.
---On May 29 at Jack’s Canyon, Ron Lambeth reported Grace’s Warbler and
Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 29 on Old Hwy 6 & 50, 1.8 Road to Utah State Line, Mike Henwood
reported Black-throated Sparrow and Scott’s Oriole.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Jean K Tool SWA, Brad Walker reported Ovenbird and EASTERN
TOWHEE.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least
Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported
Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill
Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler and nesting Mississippi Kites;
Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and
Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On
May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park, Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated
Warblers; Van Truan reported one Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at
Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark
Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER
FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker,
Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose
Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and
Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and
Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush. On May 29 at
Chico Basin Ranch, Dean Shoup reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Renee Casias
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler at Rose Pond. On May 29 at Chico Basin
Ranch, Susan Bonfiglio reported flyover Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, and
Cassin’s Vireo.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported
2 Black Rail.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated
Plover.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
--- On May 29 at Stewart’s Pond, Cole Wolf reported Mute Swan, White-rumped
Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May
27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler. On May 28 at
Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year Broad-winged Hawk. On
May 29 at Crow Valley, Kathy Mihm Dunning et al reported Gray Flycatcher
and Ovenbird.
--- On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC TERN,
Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6 Semipalmated
Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Snowy
Plover and 2 Sanderling. On May 29 at Union Reservoir, Nick Komar reported
2 Snowy Plovers.
---On May 29 at Crom Lake, Bill Fink reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and
2 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron,
Broad-winged Hawk, 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 3 ALDER
FLYCATCHERS, 5 Least Flycatchers, 7 Great Crested Flycatchers, Bell’s
Vireo, 3 Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 29 at Bonny Reservoir SWA below dam, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and Field Sparrow.
---On May 29 at Hale Crossroads, Steve Mlodinow reported Chimney Swift,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers,
Northern Waterthrush, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals. On Mayu
29 at Hale Crossroads, David Dowell reported Broad-winged Hawk, ALDER
FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher, MOURNING WARBLER, and 2 Northern Cardinals.
---On May 28 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell
reported 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Chimney Swift, 6 Red-headed woodpeckers,
2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 5 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm
led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 5/29/17 7:09 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birding out the front door in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 29May2017
I go to cemeteries a lot but not on Memorial Day. I don't go to the mall on Black Friday, either. Avoiding congestion, and just needing to lay low, I hung out at my apartment all this beautiful, meaningful holiday. As it turned out, the excitement was right out the front door in the courtyard. My apartment door is overtopped by a very large Siberian Elm. Sometime in the early 2000s many of the Siberian Elms along the Front Range became chronically infested with a leafminer previously only commonly seen in American Elm. This insect is the Elm Leafminer (Kaliofenusa ulmi), which is an introduced (from Europe) type of sawfly. "Sawflies" are actually wasps. Elm Leafminers overwinter as full-grown larvae within cocoons in the soil which pupate in late winter and emerge as small, bluish-black, adult wasps in spring. Adult females mate and lay eggs on new elm leaves. The larvae, sometimes several per leaf, feed between the upper and lower layers of the leaf and construct diagonal mines that radiate out toward the leaf margin bounded by major side veins from the central long-axis vein. [cid:a352701e-4a0d-432d-a95d-07e82dbb5a5d]


After feeding within the brown mines, the larvae bail from the tree crown and drop to the ground where they burrow into the upper soil to pupate. Well, the last few days since the snow melted and the rain stopped have been peak larval bailing from leaves days. The 2-3mm pale yellow larvae are raining from the sky, and all over my sidewalk and bare places in the lawn. [cid:27f7a9e8-81bd-4b38-b8be-7d2e60554c69]


[This insect is covered briefly in "Colorado Birds" volume 50(3) in "The Hungry Bird" column titled "Breakfast At Jane's"]. To put it mildly, the birds were responding today. Here is a summary of what I saw feeding on Elm Leafminer larvae in my courtyard about a mile east of the CSU campus. Those species preceded by an "X" were pulling them out of leaf mines. Those preceded by a "#" were nipping them off the ground and sidewalk.


X Swainson's Thrush (at least 3)

X Dusky Flycatcher (repeatedly went down to the ground from low perches)

X Common Grackle

X American Robin (several)


# Red-breasted Nuthatch

# Lazuli Bunting (at least 5) see photo, note larvae visible within the pale mined portions of leaves at 4 and 6 o'clock from the bunting's beak.


[cid:77438e00-af4b-4b00-8f3f-977b08ebe9a3]

# Black-headed Grosbeak

# Black-capped Chickadee (2)

# Western Tanager

# Yellow Warbler

# American Goldfinch

# Warbling Vireo

# Downy Woodpecker (see photo, which shows larva pulled from within a tan leaf mine on the bird's beak tip)


[cid:32597906-bb85-49a2-96a2-42f072662503]


Total species seen in the yard today: 27 (probably a high count for the 20+ years I've lived here)


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 5/29/17 7:03 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] 5-29-17
There were four White-rumped sandpipers sand two Semipalmated sandpipers and two Rednecked phalaropes at Crom lake early this am.I saw one American Redstart at Norma's grove-nothing unusual at Crow Valley in the late am. Loloff had quite a variety of ducks and grebes including Pied-billed and Eared grebes and Pintail,Shoveler,Mallard,Gadwall,Ruddyducksand both Cinnamon and Blue-winged teal and lots of Coots. Good late spring birding! Bill Fink. Longmont

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Date: 5/29/17 6:15 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Bluebird, Adams County, RMA
I didn't realize it was a rare bird until I was entering my list to eBird.
Yesterday, May 28th, I saw an Eastern Bluebird at the Rocky Mountain
Arsenal Wildlife Refuge (RMA).
If you go on the one-way part of the Wildlife Drive, it was towards the
very end of it, not long before it turns into a two way street again. He
was foraging for insects along the fence line.
Susan Rosine
Thornton

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Date: 5/29/17 5:51 pm
From: Tim Leppek <tleppek...>
Subject: [cobirds] Orchard Oriole
Hello all.
I spotted an immature male Orchard Oriole near Hanson Trail head near
Fountain, El Paso County on 5-29-17 It takes a long hike to get to the area
as the trail head is closed and you have to access from Duckwood park.

Thanks,
Tim Leppek
Fountain, CO



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Date: 5/29/17 5:27 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Union Reservoir update (Weld)
This evening I visited Union Reservoir, hoping to see recently reported Common and Arctic Tern and Snowy Plover. After a sweep of the northeast shore following the county roads, at first I had struck out, finding none of the target birds. Then I returned to the north end and was able to locate the pair of snowy plovers, both of which appear to be males. Other birds of interest were two Black Terns sitting on buoys in the middle of the reservoir as well as a black-necked stilt and straggling marbled godwit further east along the shoreline.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 5/29/17 5:23 pm
From: 'Norm Lewis' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Elbert-El Paso-Douglas today
Today I decided to make a loop that I had not completed in a while, including a lengthy north-south pass through Elbert County, Ramah SWA in El Paso, and Castlewood Canyon in Douglas County. My route through Elbert yielded a lot of birds but most were of the "usual suspects" variety and I won't waste time detailing them here. The real excitement was at Ramah, centered primarily on shorebirds. Landbirding was pretty good, but the only notable species was a single red-headed woodpecker. At the reservoir I parked in the lot at the northwest corner and walked the entire west side of the lake, with high hopes for some of the recently reported sandpipers. The results were somewhat unsatisfactory as I walked south, with a single avocet and small flock of Wilson's phalaropes being the only shorebirds joining the ubiquitous killdeer. However, at the far south end, hoping for white-rumped sandpipers, I instead found a single peep which proved to be a late Baird's. The standing bird lacked the flank streaking of white-rumps, and when it flew it displayed a dark rump. Nice, but not what I had in mind. Which is how these things usually go. The Baird's was joined by several more avocets, and I was beginning to think that this would be it for shorebirds.
Apparently as I was walking south though, some sneaky sandpipers were filling in behind me, for as I returned north, I saw in the distance what looked like more peeps. Things were looking up!
Once I got close enough for a good look, the group proved to contain four stilt sandpipers (late), and an indeterminate number of white-rumps and semi-palmateds. Between the constant movement of the birds and their uncanny ability to look like pond scum, I was never able to get a satisfactory count. I'd say there were about eight of each, give or take.


I continued to approach, wanting to A) get better looks, and B) get a look/photo at the rumps in flight (while not wanting to resemble a shorebird perv). I have included a rather poor photo which shows the birds landing up the shore from me, with a nice mix of white-rump and semi-palmated butts. A couple of startled phals had to be wondering why this bunch had to land on their particular patch of beach. I have felt that way about spring-breaking teens, but that's another story.....
Oh, and I picked up one bobolink at Winkler Ranch below Castlewood before being chased home by rain.




Norm Lewis
Lakewood, CO


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Date: 5/29/17 2:07 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Summit County Birds
Hi all,
Sorry for the delayed post. This past weekend I was in the Frisco area and
was able to do a bit of birding.
Dillon Reservoir had many pipits and a few Spotted Sandpipers. A hike up to
Rainbow Lake through snow flurries yielded Swainson's Thrush, Hermit
Thrush, Rock Wren, a probable *Clay-colored Sparrow*, and others. That
night while out on the porch of our cabin we heard two *Boreal Owls* vocalizing
from the coniferous forests near Miners Creek. The next day we did a quick
hike around Officer's Gulch, where there was a Western Grebe and Clark's
Nutcracker.
Good birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 5/29/17 12:10 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] West Arapahoe Co. Birding (5/27-29)


Saturday evening (5/27), after a day spent watching songbirds in my yard, I
caught sight of a Peregrine Falcon soaring over my Centennial neighborhood
in west Arapahoe Co. This was a new yard bird for me.



On Sunday (5/28), I joined the DFO trip, led by Pratyaydipta Rudra and
Sreemala Das Majumder, at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve in Greenwood
Village. I suspect everyone’s highlight was the Great Horned Owl family
perched in a prominent tree on a private residence just beyond the
preserve’s ponds. We also had flyover Great Egrets, which aren’t easy to
come by in the area. We were told that they were new birds for the DFO Big
Month. Warbling Vireos, a Clay-colored Sparrow, and a Pied-billed Grebe
were other good birds. So were the many cooperative Common Yellowthroats
and Tree Swallows.



After the trip, I walked my dog between Blackmer Lake and Three Ponds Park,
to see if I could spot the Common Poorwill that Chris, Rebecca, and I saw
on Wednesday (5/24) last week. Nope. The ditch it was in or near at Three
Ponds Park was filled with water on Sunday, due to Saturday’s rainfall.



I spent the rest of the afternoon working around my yard. Midday, I was
joined by a flycatcher. For the most part, the bird stayed hidden behind
the tree line of my neighbors’ yards. But it perched, for a time, on the
power lines that run on my side of the trees. I got some decent views of a
lifer Willow Flycatcher. I’ve spent a lot of time inspecting Western
Wood-Pewees since fall 2015, when Chris Rurik and I saw a confounding
Willow / Western Wood-Pewee at Denver Botanic Gardens. After that
encounter, Chris sent me a helpful link about that ID problem, and, for a
year and a half, I’ve been waiting for it to pay off.



Sunday evening, my dog, Pete Dunne's book *Prairie Spring*, and I staked
out Common Nighthawks over my yard. The three of us got a precise count of
exactly zero, give or take none.



On Monday (5/29), I spent the morning at Willow Spring Open Space, where I
keep looking for and not finding Western Kingbirds. I think there were two
pairs there last spring and summer, but I only sporadically visited the
open space last year so I don’t feel confident in that. Today, still none.
I also hoped to hear Virginia’s Rails and Soras. Nope. Many Broad-tailed
Hummers, though, and a Bullock’s Oriole. On my way out of Willow Spring, I
spotted a face among the scrubby plants near the northern trailhead on S.
Homestead Pkwy. Believe it or not, I took the face for a prairie
dog’s…until I got my binoculars on it, the face lifted up, and the body of
a Swainson’s Hawk trailed the face. The hawk was carrying some sort of
mammal (photo below). (Swainson’s have been prolific killers lately. Well,
I imagine they’re always fairly prolific killers…it’s just that this is my
third encounter witha Swainson’s Hawk with prey over the past few weeks…)
The bird perched at the corner of S. Homestead Pkwy and E. Costilla Ave,
near where I parked my car, and started working on its meal. But it flew
off as I approached, openly hostile to my interest in photographing it
eating.



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Just north of Willow Spring Open Space is Holly Park, a small park with a
public pool and tennis court. The Little Dry Creek bisects the park. I’ve
never birded it, though I once eBirded a Northern Shrike there from a
redlight at E. Arapahoe Rd. & S. Holly St., which intersect at the park’s
southwestern corner. There are always many swallows near that corner, so I
decided to visit the park today. It’s limited, but promising. There is a
thin line of trees along the Little Dry Creek. There wasn’t much beyond
House Finches, Black-capped Chickadees, and a Western Wood-Pewee or two in
those trees. But, as I walked the park, it struck me as especially
promising for sparrows, Sage Thrasher, and possibly Rock Wren during
migration. As if on cue, a male Lark Bunting (photo below), my first in
west Arapahoe Co. in the spring, appeared, affirming at least some of my
suspicions about the park. There were also four swallow types (Northern
Rough-winged, Barn, Cliff, and Violet-green) and one of the Western
Kingbirds that I expected to see at Willow Spring.


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I also think the park may be good for Common Nighthawks, at least as good
as anywhere else in west Arapahoe. (I haven’t yet found a semi-reliable
spot for them here, so this isn’t saying much.) The park has a high, gravel
trail that might appeal to nighthawks and lots of open & grassy space. Even
the human additions to the parks may help. The tennis courts are surrounded
by lights (though I don’t know when they’re turned on) that may draw bugs.
And there is a small, utility building that appears to have a
gravel-covered roof. Nighthawks seem to especially like gravel-covered
roofs for roosting and nesting. I think this building is too small and low
for nesting, but perhaps as a roosting spot during migration it’ll do.



- Jared Del Rosso

Centennial, CO

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Date: 5/29/17 9:37 am
From: John Ealy <jrealy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lazuli x indigo bunting, DougCo
Mixed among the appx 20 lazuli buntings in our backyard, a deeper-blue bird with no wing-bars and just a dash of buff on the breast has been feeding here. It has splotches of blue on the underside, a silver-gray beak and faint mask. We're thinking laz-indigo hybrid. Trying to get a pic.
John Ealy
Roxborough Park
Douglas County

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Date: 5/29/17 7:49 am
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Baird's Sparrows at Soapstone
If anyone is planning to travel up to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area north
of Fort Collins in the next 5 days to try for the Baird's Sparrows, could
you please contact me offline. My brother is traveling here from Georgia
and would like to try to see them. Recent knee surgery is keeping me
from being able to hike to the spot with him. Thank you in advance.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 5/29/17 6:26 am
From: Lorraine Lanning <lanninggoog...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Two Ponds NWR & Lake Arbor, JeffCo
FYI, the two sides ARE connected. If you go in the east entrance, walk up
the hill to the south side and there is a gate to the canal. Walk west
along the canal to the west side of the refuge. The west side is accessible
from dawn until dusk year-round, the east side is closed for a good part of
the year and opens at 8am when open.

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 8am - 4pm, May - September; and
closed October - April.


Regards,
Lorraine Lanning

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:56:14 AM UTC-6, Amy Cervene wrote:
>
> I don't recall ever seeing a report from Two Ponds on the list, so I
> thought I'd share one.
>
> The entrance off 80th (East entrance) leads to the actual ponds; the two
> sides of the Refuge are not connected. I just birded the east side. I
> mostly saw the usual suspects, but was somewhat surprised by a pair of
> Bushtits, and was delighted by a Veery as I was leaving (in a grove of
> trees to the right at the east Refuge entrance).
>
> I didn't have a lot of time to spend today but I know there are good birds
> there - the extensive bird list was one of the determining factors in
> creating the Refuge.
>
> A subsequent stop at Lake Arbor in Arvada produced one Cattle Egret, and a
> Red -tailed Hawk being mobbed by Red-winged Blackbirds, Crows, and Grackles.
>
> Amy
>
> Highlands Ranch
>
>

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Date: 5/29/17 3:39 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 May 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: May 29, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 29 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changes.

Mute Swan (Weld)
Chukar (Garfield)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (El Paso, Logan)
White-winged Dove (Bent)
Chimney Swift (El Paso, Kit Carson, Logan, Sedgwick,Weld, Yuma)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (*Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Crowley, *Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (Crowley, El Paso, Kiowa, Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (*Logan)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Sanderling (Bent, Douglas, Kit Carson, Logan *Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Crowley, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Crowley, El Paso, La Plata, Saguache, *Weld)
Green Heron (Boulder, Arapahoe)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Yuma)
Glossy Ibis (San Juan)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, *Logan, Phillips, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (El Paso, Jefferson, *Kit Carson, *Weld, Yuma)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Bent, Weld)
ARCTIC TERN (Weld)
Red-throated Loon (Sedgwick)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Kit Carson, *Logan, *Pueblo, Sedgwick,
Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Logan, Weld)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Larimer, Pueblo)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (*El Paso, *Logan, Pueblo)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, *Chaffee, Eagle *El Paso, *Jefferson, *Kit
Carson, Phillips, *Pueblo, Sedgwick, Washington)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
Black Phoebe (*Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso)
White-eyed Vireo (Alamosa, Logan)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, *Logan)
Blue-headed Vireo (*Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Gunnison)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (*Logan, Yuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (Jackson, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Bent, *Larimer, *Logan, Weld)
Ovenbird (Jefferson, *Kit Carson, *Logan, Phillips)
Worm-eating Warbler (Denver)
Northern Waterthrush (Arapahoe, Chaffee, *El Paso, Jefferson, *Kit Carson,
Larimer, Mineral, Pueblo, Washington)
Golden-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Eagle, Jefferson)
Tennessee Warbler (*Logan)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Hooded Warbler (Boulder, Douglas)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (*Pueblo)
Northern Parula (El Paso, *Kit Carson, Phillips, Yuma)
Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, *Pueblo,*Weld)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Kit Carson)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Phillips)
Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson, *Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*El Paso, Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Mesa)
Black-throated Green Warbler (*Logan)
EASTERN TOWHEE (*Logan)
Field Sparrow (*Logan)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (La Plata)
Northern Cardinal (*Boulder, *Logan, Yuma)
Dickcissel (*Logan)
Bobolink (Denver, Rio Blanco)
Baltimore Oriole (El Paso, *Logan, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Alamosa Golf Course, Jahn Rawinski reported White-eyed
Vireo.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
--- On May 23 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Ben Sampson
reported Green Heron. On May 27 at Cherry Creek SP, Eric Zawatski reported
Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 23, David Suddjian and DFO field trip reported Cassin’s Kingbirds
at Richmil Open Space, CR 38 at East Bijou Creek, CR 42

BENT COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Hasty Campground, Ira Sanders reported White-winged Dove.
---On May 27 at John Martin Reservoir, Ira Sanders reported 2 Sanderling,
Caspian Tern, and f McCown’s Longspur.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported
Green Heron and Bewick’s Wren.
---On May 23 at COMET office, Bryan Guarente reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 23 on CU East Campus, Mark Minner-Lee reported f Hooded Warbler.
---On May 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Least
Flycatcher. On May 26 at Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On May 27 on Old S St Vrain Road in Lyons, Carl Starace and Steve Frye
reported m Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Kittredge Ponds on the S end of CU Boulder Main Campus,
Nathan Pieplow reported m Black-throated Gray Warbler.
---On May 28 on St Vrain Road, Pam Piombion reported 2 Sandhill Cranes
circling
---On May 28 on CU East campus, David Ely reported Gray Flycatcher near
Space Science Bldg; Peter Burke reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 28 in Hawthorne Gulch near pump house, Phil Thorpe reported imm m
Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 on South Mesa Trail in Boulder, David Waltman reported hearing
Northern Cardinal.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On May 28 in Buena Vista, San Isabel NF, Christain Hogenlocher reported
Least Flycatcher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On May 23 at TwinLake/Clear Creek Open Space, Mele Avery reported
Bobolink.
---On May 23 at Bear Creek Park, Doug Kibbe reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Chris Rurik reported Worm-eating
Warbler on N side of lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Roxborough Open Space, Bea Weaver reported Hooded Warbler.
---On May 23 at Parker Regional Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Chris
Gilbert reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On May 25 at Parker Regional
Park/Salisbury Equestrian Park, Tim Ryan reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---ON May 25 in Parker at North Water Treatment Facility, Diane Roberts and
Mary Burger reported 2 White-rumped Sandpipers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.
---On May 28 at Buffehr’s Creek Trail, Ryan Bushong reported
Black-and-white Warbler.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On May 26 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush; David Elwonger reported Bell’s Vireo. On May 27 at Clear
Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush and Least
---On May 20 at Chico Basin, Jeannie Mitchell and John Drummond reported
Blackpoll Warbler. On May 21 at Chico Basin Ranch, Bob Spencer reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and Canyon Towhee.
---On May 25 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Caleb and Kyle Hawley reported
Semipalmated Plover and Red-headed Woodpecker. On May 27 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Steve Getty reported 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 12
Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Cassin’s Kingbird.
---On May 23 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Grace’s Warbler was reported by David
Tonnessen, Caleb and Kyle Hawley. On May 24 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Dale
and Joel Adams reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s Warbler. On May 26 at
Cheyenne Mountain SP, Aaron Driscoll reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 27
at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Gary Koehn reported Grace’s Warbler. On May 28 at
Cheyenne Mountain SP, Eric Plage reported Gray Flycatcher and Grace’s
Warbler; Scott Manwaring and Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grace’s Warbler.
--- On May 23 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Yellow-billed Cuckoo was
reported by Tim Leppek, Caleb and Kyle Hawley, Richard Bunn, and Chris
Brobin. On May 24 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dale and Joel Adams and
David tonnessen reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On May 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Chris Gilbert reported
Broad-winged Hawk, 2 Mississippi Kites, and Ovenbird.
---On May 24 at Big Johnson, Chris Brobin reported Mississippi Kit and
Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On May 28 at Sinton Pond OS, David Tonnessen reported 2 Least
Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On May 27 on CR 201, Dean Shoup reported 2 Chukar.
---On May 28 at Carbondale Fish Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Black Phoebe.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On May 26 at west end of CR 265, Dean Shoup reported 2 pairs of Purple
Martin looking like they were going to nest.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--- On May 24 at Chatfield Banding Station Meredith McBurney banded
Northern Waterthrush. On May 28 at Chatfield Banding Station, Meredith
McBurney banded Least Flycatcher.
---On May 22 at Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes, David
Suddjian reported Gray Flaycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, and
Black-throated Gray Warbler
---On May 22 at Belmar Park, Kim Mauritz reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 23 at St Anthony Hospital McIntyre Gulch, Scott Somershoe
reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 24 at Chatfield SP, upstream of Kingfisher Bridge, David Suddjian
his DFO field trip reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 13 Least Flycatchers, and
2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On May 26 on High Grade Road in Deer Creek Canyon, David Suddjian and
his DFO Field Trip reported Ovenbird.
---On May 27 at Hayden Green Mountain Park, Larry Versaw reported 4 Least
Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.
---On May 27 at Belmar Park, Catherine Boisseau reported pair of Blackpoll
Warblers.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--- On May 27 at Flagler Reservoir SWA, Dale and Joel Adams reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and f Bay-breasted Warbler. On May 28 at Flagler
Reservoir SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-headed
Woodpecker, 5 Least Flycatchers, 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Northern Waterthrush and
Northern Parula.
---On May 23 at Burlington Water Treatment Plant, Eric Hough reported
Sanderling and 60 Chimney Swifts.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On May 24 at Lory SP vied from along Lodgepole Dr, Nick Komar reported
Curve-billed Thrasher. Lory SP is close to Blue Spruce Drive.
---On May 22 on Spring Creek Trail just east of Spring Canyon Park, Brad
Biggerstaff reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 24 at North Shields Pond Natural Area, Tim Priehs and Doug Swartz
reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On May 26 on CR 92 at Bio Solids Facility Gate, David Wade reported 2
McCown’s Longspur.
---On May 26 on CR 6 between Buckeye and Carr, Nick Komar, David Wade, and
Austin Hess reported 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On May 27 at Soapstone Prairie, Nick Moore reported 5 BAIRD’S SPARROWS
and 7 McCown’s Longspurs. On May 28 at Soapstone Prairie, Mackenzie
Goldthwait et al reported f McCown’s Longspur and 6 BAIRD’S SPARROWS; Kevin
DeBoer reported BAIRD’S SPARROW>
---On May 38 at Lee Martinez Park, Rob Sparks reported m Blackpoll Warbler.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Jumbo Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported 3 Sanderling, Chimney
Swift, and Ovenbird. On May 24 at Jumbo Reservoir, Gwen Moore and Sue
Riffe reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 24 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo,
Baltimore Oriole and 3 Dickcissel. On May 28 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Luke
and Tray Pheneger and Maikel and Susan Wise reported 21 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2
Field Sparrows, EASTERN TOWHEE, Northern Cardinal, 8 Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 28 at Duck Creek SWA, Luke and Tracy Pheneger and Maikel and
Susan Wise reported Upland Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Gray-cheeked
Thrush, McCown’s Longspur, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated
Green Warbler, and 2 Dickcissell.
---On May 28 east of Sterling, Luke Pheneger reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.

MESA COUNTY:
---On May 25 On Telephone trail area, Peter Blank reported Grace’s Warbler.
---On May 27 in Carson Hole Area, Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
MINERAL COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Creed sewage ponds, Roger Linfield reported Northern
Waterthrush.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On May 26 at Holyoke Cemetery, Norm Erthal et al reported Least
Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Mississippi Kite.
---On May 26 at Lion[‘s Club Fishin’ Hole, Norm Erthal et al reported
Northern Parula.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On May 22, Van Truan and Brandon Percival reported Yellow-throated
Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Jan
Allbriht, Richard Bunn and Bill Maynard reported Yellow-throated Warbler
and nesting Mississippi Kites; Jeff Dawson reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On May 25, Van Truan and Eric DeFonso reported Yellow-throated
Warbler at Mineral Palace Park. On May 26 at Mineral Palace Park, Van
Truan reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 27 at Mineral Palace Park,
Tom Behnfield reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers.; Van Truan reported one
Yellow-throated Warbler. On May 28 at Mineral Palace Park, Dan Fleming
reported 2 Yellow-throated Warblers; Mark Chavez reported 2 Yellow-throated
Warblers; Heidi Eaton reported 1 Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On May 27 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dale and Joel Adams reported ALDER
FLYCATCHER at headquarters, White-rumped Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker,
Least Flycatcher, 3 Northern Waterthrush, and Magnolia Warbler at Rose
Pond. On May 28 at Chico Basin Ranch headquarter area, Ginny Bergstrom and
Renee Casias reported 2 Red-headed woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and
Magnolia Warbler; Matt Newport reported Northern Waterthrush.
---On May 26 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Brad Steger and Mark Peterson reported
2 Black Rail.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On May 25 at Russell Lakes SWA, John W. Cobb reported Semipalmated
Plover.
SAN JUAN COUNTY:
---On May 22 at Silverton sewage ponds, Roger Linfield reported Glossy Ibis.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On May 23 at Sand Draw SWA, Cole Wolf reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers
and Least Flycatcher.
---On May 24 in town of Ovid, Sue Riffe and Gwen Moore reported 6 Chimney
Swifts.
---On May 24 at DePoorter Lake, Gwen Moore and Sue Riffe repored 2 Chimney
Swifts and Baltimore Oriole.
---On May 26 at Jumbo Reservoir, Norm Erthal et al reported basic plumaged
Red-thoated Loon.

WELD COUNTY:
--- On May 23 at Stewart’s Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported Mute Swan, 2
White-rumped Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
On May 24 at Steart’s Pond, Norm Lewis reported Mute Swan.
---On May 26 at Crow Valley CG, Bob Shade reported Chimney Swift. On May
27 at Crow Valley CG, Amy Davis reported Magnolia Warbler.
---On May 28 at Crow Valley CG, Gene Rutherford reported 1-st year
Broad-winged Hawk.
--- On May 23 at Union Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2 White-rumped
Sandpipers and 2 Caspian Terns; Randy Siebert reported Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Sandering, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and 2 Caspian Terns; Steve
Mlodinow reported Snowy Plover, 43 Sandlering, 2 Caspian Terns, and
Baltimore Oriole. On May 24 at Union Reservoir, Jared Kidder reported
Caspian Tern. On May 27 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported ARCTIC
TERN, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 6
Semipalmated Sandpipers. On May 28 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford
reported Snowy Plover and 2 Sanderling
---On May 23 at Pawnee NG Murphy’s Pasture area and auto tour stops 2 and
3, JoAnn Hackos reported 2 McCown’s Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 22 at Stalker Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported Broad-winged Hawk, 20
Chimney Swifts, 4 Northern Cardinals, and 5
Baltimore Orioles.
---On May 22 at windbreak at CR 51/US 385, Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Northern Parula and Baltimore
Oriole.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, May 29 will be to Barr Lake SP led by Chuck
Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531)

The DFO Field trip for Saturday, June 3 will be to Delaney Community Farm
led by A. J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420)

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 4 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT msn.com; 303-904-9140)

For more information on the field trips go to dfobirds.org.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 5/28/17 10:24 pm
From: Peter <peterburke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Veery at CU East Campus
Cobirders,
At around 5:30 this evening, while looking for the Redstart and Gray Flycatcher Dave Ely reported earlier, I heard and then saw a Veery that was on the other side of the creek. It was actively feeding both near the ground as well as in the mid-canopy of the cottonwoods. It was up with a large flock of Cedar Waxwings. I'm not used to seeing Veery feed so high up.

The bird was singing intermittently, which could be heard over the raging creek.

Good birding,
Peter

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Date: 5/28/17 9:23 pm
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birding North East Colorado
Luke,
Do you have any photographic or voice documentation of the rarities?
Sincerely,
Art Hudak
City of Denver
County of Denver

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Date: 5/28/17 9:12 pm
From: <markchavez...>
Subject: [cobirds] CAPE MAY WARBLER--Chico Basin/Pueblo
Today, Art Hudak, David Starbuck and I went to Chico Basin trying to catch the tail end of migration. Aft