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4/25/19 2:17 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 25, 2019
4/24/19 10:58 pm Jason Bidgood <jason.b.bidgood...> [cobirds] Re: Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 8:33 pm Megan Miller <megan.k.miller2473...> Re: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 4:37 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (24 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
4/24/19 4:23 pm 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 4:03 pm Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] Owl ID
4/24/19 3:53 pm Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Chico Basin Ranch- 4/23 and 4/24
4/24/19 3:44 pm Geneveive Day <genevieve.petra.day...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report Chico Basin Ranch - 4/23 and 4/24
4/24/19 3:29 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 3:21 pm Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 2:04 pm Kit Basom <kwbasom...> Re: [cobirds] No rarities, but great birding at Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
4/24/19 1:57 pm Kit Basom <kwbasom...> [cobirds] Great-Tailed Grackle at Sombrero Marsh, Boulder
4/24/19 1:51 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 1:43 pm Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 1:29 pm 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 1:13 pm <willcbirds...> [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 1:06 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 12:44 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
4/24/19 12:20 pm Ken Wat <watken76...> Re: [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
4/24/19 11:42 am Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
4/24/19 9:55 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] No rarities, but great birding at Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
4/24/19 9:49 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Canon City birds
4/24/19 9:48 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] DcCormorant photo
4/24/19 9:11 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
4/24/19 9:00 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
4/24/19 8:22 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Re: FOS House Wren - Golden - Jeffco
4/24/19 8:21 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] FOS House Wren - Golden - Jeffco
4/24/19 7:52 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] DcCormorant photo
4/24/19 6:08 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
4/24/19 6:07 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
4/24/19 5:27 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
4/24/19 4:34 am 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Lake Cheraw Access Info Otero County 4-23-19
4/24/19 12:23 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday , April 24, 2019
4/23/19 7:25 pm 'Karen Axe' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Ibis and Egrets Boulder
4/23/19 2:28 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (23 Apr 2019) 27 Raptors
4/23/19 12:37 pm 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
4/23/19 12:32 pm Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> [cobirds] Pacific Wren Boulder county
4/23/19 11:51 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Northern Parula - Pueblo Co. 4/23
4/23/19 11:33 am James McCall <tickedshorthair...> [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
4/23/19 11:17 am Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...> [cobirds] Worm-eating and Black-throated Gray Warblers (Prowers)
4/23/19 11:13 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Lagerman Res (Boulder) 4/23
4/23/19 11:00 am Mail.indra.com <elena...> [cobirds] Franklin Gulls along 119 Boulder County
4/23/19 10:31 am <myrongerhard...> [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
4/23/19 10:28 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] White-faced ibis and Great egret, Walden Ponds, Boulder County
4/23/19 9:16 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Anna’s Hummingbird - Douglas County
4/23/19 8:09 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Four-year project sees hundreds of lesser prairie chickens reintroduced in SE CO, KS grassland
4/23/19 4:59 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Franklin's Gull fallout, Boulder Rez, Boulder Co., Apr. 22
4/23/19 12:36 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 23, 2019
4/22/19 10:50 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] correction
4/22/19 10:18 pm Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
4/22/19 9:13 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Re: Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
4/22/19 7:13 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Re: Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 5:53 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Weld County on 4/22
4/22/19 4:50 pm <colin.woolley...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report Chico Basin Ranch - 4/22/19
4/22/19 4:21 pm steve.getty <SGetty...> [cobirds] Re: Pueblo Reservoir rarities 4/22
4/22/19 3:50 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] US 287/385 south of Lamar
4/22/19 3:03 pm markchavez <markchavez...> Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 2:57 pm markchavez <markchavez...> Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 2:54 pm markchavez <markchavez...> Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 2:15 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir rarities 4/22
4/22/19 12:09 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 11:45 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
4/22/19 10:59 am coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] US 287/385 south of Lamar
4/22/19 9:37 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Re: Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
4/22/19 9:30 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Re: Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
4/22/19 8:50 am Steve Larson <stevenelarson...> Re: [cobirds] Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
4/22/19 8:11 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Pawnee NG Field Trip Results [Weld]
4/22/19 8:00 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Pawnee NG Field Trip Results [Weld]
4/22/19 7:04 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Pacific Wren in Boulder 4/22
4/22/19 6:07 am Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Chaetura swifts in Morgan County
4/22/19 5:48 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
4/22/19 4:47 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
4/22/19 3:43 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 22, 2019
4/21/19 7:37 pm Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...> Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
4/21/19 4:38 pm Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Townsend's Warbler at Lamar Community College Woods (Prowers) 4/21
4/21/19 4:34 pm David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Re: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer), 4/20-21 summary
4/21/19 3:43 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Sedge Wren, Louisville
4/21/19 1:13 pm R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...> [cobirds] Spring arrivals Boulder County
4/21/19 1:01 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer), 4/20-21 summary
4/21/19 11:32 am <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (21 Apr 2019) Raptors
4/21/19 11:24 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
4/21/19 11:22 am Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Ruddy Turnstone in Bent County
4/21/19 9:36 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
4/21/19 9:00 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Gray-headed Junco Nesting Activity - Centennial (Arapahoe)
4/21/19 5:20 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 21, 2019
4/21/19 5:15 am JohnT <j.eclectus...> [cobirds] Boulder County \ Weld County arrivals
4/20/19 4:41 pm Mary Geder <mfg5000...> [cobirds] Whimbrel at Boulder Res
4/20/19 2:33 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Whimbrel (Boulder County)
4/20/19 12:16 pm 'Michael King' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Whimbrel (Boulder County)
4/20/19 10:36 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Warbler food
4/20/19 9:49 am Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Great horned owl on my porch this morning. Severance, CO
4/20/19 8:35 am Mary Cay <mcburger3...> [cobirds] Nathhan Pieplow at DFO Monday April 22
4/20/19 6:01 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
4/20/19 1:50 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 20, 2019
4/19/19 2:30 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (19 Apr 2019) 15 Raptors
4/19/19 1:16 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher east of Longmont
4/19/19 12:57 pm Suke C Lee <mclee72...> [cobirds] Broad-winged Hawk, Ek Paso CO
4/19/19 11:54 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Call re: Common Loon -Adams County (S. Platte/88th Area)
4/19/19 4:19 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 19, 2019
4/18/19 8:01 pm cteuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck continues, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County
4/18/19 3:18 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (18 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
4/18/19 9:20 am kickback <bill_kosar...> [cobirds] Re: Evening Grosbeaks, Colo Spgs, El Paso, Co, Wed.
4/18/19 8:03 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Worm-eating Warbler Pueblo
4/18/19 3:32 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 18, 2019
4/18/19 12:27 am Kyle Medina <kmedina419...> [cobirds] White-faced Ibis Photographed
4/17/19 7:55 pm Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Whimbrel photo from Lagerman Res (Boulder) 4/17
4/17/19 7:29 pm Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> [cobirds] Bonaparte’s Gulls in Jefferson county
4/17/19 6:06 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (17 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
4/17/19 4:34 pm Jace Wesley Brasher <vwjace...> [cobirds] Marsh wren
4/17/19 3:53 pm Peter <peterburke...> [cobirds] Pectoral Sandpiper, Whimbrel and Marbled Godwit at Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County
4/17/19 3:31 pm Scott <pygmyowl...> Re: [cobirds] Odd Looking Bird ID? [Boulder]
4/17/19 2:40 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Odd Looking Bird ID? [Boulder]
4/17/19 2:04 pm Lori Zabel <zabel628...> [cobirds] Possible Cassin's Vireo - Yuma County
4/17/19 1:10 pm 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] SE Colorado 4-16
4/17/19 9:39 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant
4/17/19 8:06 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler at Pueblo City Park
4/17/19 7:58 am Steve Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Evening Grosbeaks, Colo Spgs, El Paso, Co, Wed.
4/17/19 7:26 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant
4/17/19 2:09 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 17, 2019
4/16/19 10:26 am coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] A note on recent Kiowa goodies
4/16/19 9:53 am Michael T <raptordefender...> [cobirds] Re: Great horned owl on my porch this morning. Severance, CO
4/15/19 7:58 pm 'Rosanne Juergens' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Snowy Egret, Littleton
4/15/19 7:47 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Mexican Duck and others, Summit
4/15/19 6:31 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (15 Apr 2019) 27 Raptors
4/15/19 9:51 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Another The "Nunn Guy" Field Trip: Early Spring on the Pawnee
4/15/19 9:36 am <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (14 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
4/15/19 8:42 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Longspurs, Owls and Others/Weld
4/15/19 8:25 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant still at Robert A Easton Park, Jefferson Co.
4/15/19 8:15 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Longspurs, Owls and Others/Weld
4/15/19 4:42 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 15, 2019.
4/14/19 4:26 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (14 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
4/14/19 2:39 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
4/14/19 12:59 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Walden Ponds and Boulder Creek, Boulder Co
4/14/19 11:34 am James McCall <tickedshorthair...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
4/14/19 8:57 am Roger Linfield <rplinfield...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
4/14/19 8:25 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Larimer gulls (adult Glaucous-winged Gull)
4/14/19 6:04 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 14, 2019.
4/13/19 8:26 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Re: Williamson’s Sapsucker, Larimer
4/13/19 8:19 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Re: Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
4/13/19 7:09 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant and Humboldt
4/13/19 2:19 pm 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Williamson’s Sapsucker, Larimer
4/13/19 1:26 pm Cole Sage <colesage03...> [cobirds] Long-billed Curlew, Adams County
4/13/19 12:34 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Picture of white Red-tailed hawk, 2004
4/13/19 12:16 pm Jessi Oberbeck <ivory.billed.wdpkr...> Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
4/13/19 12:12 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
4/13/19 12:07 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Leucitic Red-tailed hawk...2004, Westminster, Adams(?) County
4/13/19 10:39 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
4/13/19 10:06 am Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> Re: [cobirds] Odd chickadee Arapahoe County
4/13/19 8:41 am Andrea Wieland <adhw0705...> [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
4/13/19 8:02 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
4/13/19 7:17 am Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> [cobirds] Odd chickadee Arapahoe County
4/13/19 5:43 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 13, 2019.
4/12/19 4:36 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
4/12/19 4:16 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (12 Apr 2019) 88 Raptors
4/12/19 12:57 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
4/12/19 10:50 am markchavez <markchavez...> [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
4/12/19 8:01 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] New Yard Bird! Weld
4/12/19 4:32 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 12, 2019.
4/11/19 2:55 pm T Pheneger <tpheneger...> [cobirds] McCown’s Longspur at Lagerman
4/11/19 2:17 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (11 Apr 2019) 11 Raptors
4/11/19 9:17 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Robert B Easten Park
4/11/19 7:30 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Yellow-headed Blackbird , Boulder County
4/11/19 7:27 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Bomb Cyclone Fallout Reports
4/11/19 7:02 am Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...> [cobirds] annual Chico Basin Ranch Birder Brunch social
4/11/19 4:06 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
4/10/19 6:55 pm DAVID J WALTMAN <djwaltman...> [cobirds] Feeding Boulder hummingbird
4/10/19 6:48 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow still, Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo
4/10/19 6:29 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Bomb Cyclone Fallout Reports
4/10/19 5:41 pm Dave Fletcher <dave1fletcher...> [cobirds] Color in a bomb cyclone - Male Western Tanager
4/10/19 12:38 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Chipping and Lincoln’s sparrows, Boulder County
4/10/19 11:51 am <phoenix.kwan...> [cobirds] Re: Black-capped chickadee with deformed beak
4/10/19 11:18 am <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] Eastern Phoebe, Curve-billed Thrasher, Brush Hollow SWA
4/10/19 10:17 am marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Mountain Plover, Briggsdale, Weld County
4/10/19 9:46 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Chipping Sparrow - Douglas
4/10/19 8:20 am 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
4/10/19 5:04 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
4/9/19 7:53 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Eastern Arapahoe County 4/9
4/9/19 3:00 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (09 Apr 2019) 29 Raptors
4/9/19 5:34 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
4/8/19 9:23 pm Tyler Wilson <wilsonswilsons...> [cobirds] Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
4/8/19 5:58 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (08 Apr 2019) 26 Raptors
4/8/19 3:42 pm Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> [cobirds] Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
4/8/19 8:29 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Mountain Plovers AND Burrowing Owls/ Weld
4/8/19 5:32 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 8, 2019.
4/7/19 3:34 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (07 Apr 2019) 10 Raptors
4/7/19 12:14 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Mountain Plovers AND Burrowing Owls/ Weld
4/7/19 9:36 am <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (06 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/7/19 5:18 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 7, 2019.
4/6/19 9:16 pm robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Pawnee National Grassland Update
4/6/19 5:23 pm Steven Rash <srashchiro...> [cobirds] Need id probably juvenile sighted Gross Reservoir Boulder County
4/6/19 4:16 pm Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...> [cobirds] Need id probably juvenile sighted Gross Reservoir Boulder County
4/6/19 11:00 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Roadrunner - Barr Lake - Adams
4/6/19 5:23 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 6, 2019.
4/5/19 4:13 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (05 Apr 2019) 43 Raptors
4/5/19 1:20 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Birdwatching research - Thread CLOSED
4/5/19 1:09 pm <lifebirding...> [cobirds] Birdwatching research
4/5/19 1:05 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Rough-legged hawk, Boulder County
4/5/19 9:22 am Lori Zabel <zabel628...> [cobirds] Winter Wren at Prospect Ponds - Larimer
4/5/19 8:43 am Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...> [cobirds] Large Vulture Movement Northward (Boulder County)
4/5/19 6:06 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 5, 2019.
4/4/19 10:32 pm Mark Otis <drmarkotis...> [cobirds] red throated loons
4/4/19 4:59 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (04 Apr 2019) 57 Raptors
4/4/19 12:02 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Whitey-wing Returns
4/4/19 7:34 am <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (02 Apr 2019) 118 Raptors
4/4/19 5:25 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 4, 2019
4/3/19 8:31 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (03 Apr 2019) 44 Raptors
4/3/19 6:48 pm Jenyva Turner <jenyvat...> [cobirds] Turkey vulture flock flyover- El Paso County
4/3/19 6:32 pm <hikerhodges...> [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Colorado Springs, El Paso County
4/3/19 5:58 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] No sign of Tufted Duck, RMNP Larimer
4/3/19 5:51 pm Ajit Antony <aiantony521...> [cobirds] Final totals of raptors at Dinosaur Ridge on April 2
4/3/19 12:29 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Horned Grebe at Smith Reservoir
4/3/19 5:42 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Amended version of Colorado Rare Bird Alert for April 3.
4/3/19 5:38 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] late report: TUFTED DUCK - Rocky Mountain NP (Larimer Co) (no joke)
4/3/19 5:32 am Ajit Antony <aiantony521...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge Hawks April 2. 38++ raptors
4/3/19 5:29 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 3, with TUFTED DUCK report.
4/2/19 8:41 pm Bill Schreitz <flannelmoth...> [cobirds] Prospect Park, Jefferson County
4/2/19 4:19 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] March 2019 Birds, Woodland Park area and Beyond
4/2/19 12:29 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Bon. Gulls, E Phoebe, Douglas
4/2/19 12:22 pm Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...> [cobirds] Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird
4/2/19 5:19 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4/1/19 6:42 pm <janeb1952...> [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird
4/1/19 6:42 pm Natalie <nat.ann27...> [cobirds] Owls in FoCo
4/1/19 6:42 pm Byron Hukee <spaddrvr...> [cobirds] Leucistic American Robin
4/1/19 6:42 pm Byron Hukee <spaddrvr...> [cobirds] Lecistic American Robin in Mesa County
4/1/19 5:33 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (01 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/1/19 2:00 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Six species of swallows Pueblo 4/1
4/1/19 12:16 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 11:12 am Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 10:44 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 10:26 am Steve Stachowiak <smka2...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 10:11 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 10:08 am Doug Ward <dougward...> Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 9:00 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Pectoral Sandpiper/Weld
4/1/19 8:58 am Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
4/1/19 5:12 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 1, 2019 (no fooling)
3/31/19 9:49 pm SeEttaM <seettam...> [cobirds] Bald Eagle on humongous (and very old) nest in Crowley Co.
3/31/19 7:21 pm Tyler Stewart <stewar2090...> [cobirds] Chestnut-collared Longspur, Clear Creek County
3/31/19 7:17 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Red-throated Loon still around (Adams)
3/31/19 3:35 pm Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...> [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon, Cobb Lake, Larimer
3/31/19 2:06 pm David Chartier <davidchartier45...> [cobirds] Northern Cardinal, Otero County
3/31/19 11:21 am Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Cameron Pass Boreal Owls, Jackson County
3/31/19 5:29 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, March 31, 2019
3/30/19 9:08 pm Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> [cobirds] Sapsucker at Chatfield
3/30/19 1:34 pm 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Bluebird Hat Trick in Boulder County
3/30/19 12:04 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Pectoral Sandpiper/Weld
3/30/19 11:40 am Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon -- Larimer
3/30/19 9:29 am <erin.scott...> [cobirds] RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER- ELBERT COUNTY
3/30/19 7:47 am cteuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Black-throated Sparrow continues, permission to visit at private location, Las Animas County
3/30/19 6:09 am Carrie Olson <caolson12...> [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon , Larimer
3/30/19 4:20 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, March 30, 2019
3/29/19 1:57 pm Sarah Spotten <sarahspotten...> [cobirds] Eastern Phoebes, other highlights today (3/29) - Longmont, Boulder Co.
3/29/19 1:39 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon , Larimer
3/29/19 1:15 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (29 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/29/19 11:35 am <ptennery...> [cobirds] Black-throated sparrow. Las Animas county
3/29/19 7:25 am Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Grackles! - Pueblo
3/29/19 5:06 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 29, 2019
3/28/19 5:11 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (28 Mar 2019) 18 Raptors
3/28/19 11:22 am Dave Silverman <silvireo...> [cobirds] B-w/Cinnamon Teal x N. Shoveler hybrids
3/28/19 11:03 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Osprey [Larimer]
3/28/19 8:45 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Eastern Phoebe, Boulder CO
3/28/19 5:15 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, March 28, 2019
3/27/19 7:13 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (27 Mar 2019) 30 Raptors
3/27/19 5:55 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Colorado Raptor Identification Challenges
3/27/19 3:49 pm Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> [cobirds] Black-necked Stilt
3/27/19 9:58 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Tundra Swan [Weld]
3/27/19 9:21 am Sandra Laursen <salaursen...> [cobirds] Re: Says Phoebe, Louisville
3/27/19 4:05 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3/26/19 8:18 pm Philip Pratt <philip.pratt...> [cobirds] Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser Hybrid, Garland Park/Denver
3/26/19 5:53 pm Roger Linfield <rplinfield...> [cobirds] Pitkin County Ducks
3/26/19 9:07 am Sue Riffe <sheflew...> [cobirds] Osprey, Turkey Vulture & Say's Phoebe - FOY - (Boulder Cty)
3/26/19 8:04 am Ken Wat <watken76...> [cobirds] Osprey
3/26/19 7:46 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Says Phoebe, Louisville
3/26/19 5:19 am Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, March 26, 2019
3/25/19 6:58 pm <reports...> [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (25 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
3/25/19 5:49 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Dunlin at Neenoshe Reservoir, Kiowa County
3/25/19 3:30 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 2:50 pm Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 2:12 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 1:23 pm SeEttaM <seettam...> [cobirds] Singing E. Phoebe also in Canon City ------singing Eastern Phoebe in Pueblo 3/25
3/25/19 12:34 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] FOUND: lost scope
3/25/19 11:29 am Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 11:21 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] singing Eastern Phoebe in Pueblo 3/25
3/25/19 11:09 am David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 10:40 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] FOUND: lost scope
3/25/19 10:32 am Dave Silverman <silvireo...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 9:47 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Neotrop still at Platte River ponds 3/25
3/25/19 9:07 am Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Shoverlers in Niwot
3/25/19 8:22 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
3/25/19 8:16 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Tundra Swan [Weld]
3/25/19 5:51 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 25, 2019
3/25/19 1:59 am 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Re: ID help requested - Spatula hybrid - Cottonwood Hollow (Larimer)
 
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Date: 4/25/19 2:17 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 25, 2019
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; ahilf AT me.com
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 25, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Black Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe, Fremont)
Anna’s Hummingbird (Douglas)
Whimbrel (Boulder)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder)
Mew Gull (Jefferson)
Caspian Tern (Adams, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Jefferson)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (*Fremont)
Cassin’s Vireo (Larimer)
PACIFIC WREN (*Boulder)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)
HOODED ORIOLE (*Denver)
Worm-eating Warbler (Prowers)
Hooded Warbler (*Denver)
Northern Parula (*Fremont, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Park, Prowers)
Townsend’s Warbler (*Fremont, Prowers)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ADAMS COUNTY
—-On April 21 a Caspian Tern was reported at South Platte River/100th Ave (McKay Road) by Adam Vesely.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 24 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David Suddjian.
—-On April 22 a Black Scoter was reported at Cherry Creek State Park by Loch Kilpatrick.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On April 24 a Pacific Wren was reported near LOBOS trail west of 63rd, on Robinson Place near Gunbarrel Commons Park (moving around approx btwn 4540 and 4698 Robinson Pl). First reported April 20 by John Tumasonis.
—-On April 23 a Pectoral Sandpiper was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported with April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Michael King.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On April 24 a HOODED ORIOLE was reported at Westerly Creek Park, south of the MLK Boulevard bridge at Beeler St, by Joe Bidgood. Parking is allowed on the Beeler Street south of Martin Luther King Blvd.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Anna’s Hummingbird was photographed near Roxborough SP by Thomas Cote Stevens.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—- On April 24 a Yellow-crowned Night Heron was reported at Sell Lake. Take Sell Road, east from 9th Street in Canon City, pond on south side of Sell Road, before reaching Canon City Riverwalk. First reported April 24 by Derek Huggins.
—-On April 24 a Northern Parula and a Townsend’s Warbler were reported on the Canyon City Riverwalk along the Bluff Trail east of Sells Lake by Brandon Percival.
—-On April 22 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Blue Heron Ponds on Hwy 115 by Joel Adams.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park, in the parking lot just above Pelican Point, by Myron Gerhard.
—-On April 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Regional Park by Dale Pate.
—-On April 21 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easter Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Cassin’s Vireo was reported at Boyd Lake by Cathy Sheeter.

PARK COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at Eleven Mile State Park (Sucker Cove area) by Joel Adams.

PROWERS COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Worm-rating Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College at the very south end by Kathy Minh Dunning.
—-On April 23 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Lamar High School shelterbelt by Kathy Minh Dunning.
—-On April 21 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College Woods (north end) by Mark Miller.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Northern Paula was reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area) mostly atbthe Headquarter Willows and nearby cottonwoods.
—-On April 22 a Red-throated Loon and (3) Common Loons were reported at Pueblo Reservoir by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.
—-On April 22 a Caspian Tern was reported at Pueblo Reservoir and at Runyon Lake (perhaps same bird) by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.


Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Ketring Park
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, April 28
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mary Cay Burger & Robert Righter; (mcburger3 AT juno.com; 720-940-8394)

South-Central Colorado
Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/24/19 10:58 pm
From: Jason Bidgood <jason.b.bidgood...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Hooded Oriole
Thanks for posting this here. When I found this bird I knew it was rare but
I did not fully realize how rare until later in the morning. Hopefully it
will stay around for a while so more people can see it. It seems like its
been in the open space south of Martin Luther King Blvd, closest to Beeler
Street, all day. Access to this area is very easy. Parking is allowed on
the Beeler Street south of Martin Luther King Blvd. It seems like he
didn't stray too far from where I found him in the trees along the two
ponds nearest Beeler St.


On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:44:17 PM UTC-6, Gregg Goodrich wrote:

> Ann Troth and I got photos of the elusive Hooded Warbler about 12:30 PM
> today Wednesday the 24th at the pond with the island just SW of the MLK
> Boulevard bridge at Beeler St in the Westerly Creek Park. Thanks to Joe
> Bidgood for finding this bird and to Joe Roller for the heads up. Looks
> like a 3rd state record. Here are some photos.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>
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Date: 4/24/19 8:33 pm
From: Megan Miller <megan.k.miller2473...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
Still present around 730pm. Just south of MLK.

Megan M
Denver, county

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 4:29 PM Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> wrote:

> HOOR still present. Same location
>
> Luke pheneger
> Longmont
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Date: 4/24/19 4:37 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (24 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 24, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 98 99
Osprey 0 21 21
Bald Eagle 0 6 18
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 41 50
Cooper's Hawk 1 74 80
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 7
Red-tailed Hawk 0 208 301
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 9 9
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 0 47 52
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 8 11

Total: 5 562 709
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Commercon

Observers:

Visitors:
No visitors until the last hour, when two hikers, a hiking couple, and a
biker each decided, at about the same time, to come up for the view and sit
down for a rest; one might have considered them to have been a little bit
in the way, but by then, even the local raptors seemed to have disappeared
from the sky.


Weather:
The winds were primarily from the northeast (bft 2-3). Patchy and fairly
mobile cloud-cover held at 90-percent (including some thin translucent
clouds) until around 1pm MST when a few bigger areas of solid blue opened
in the sky, reducing cover to about 80-percent. Near Noon MST, light rain
or heavy virga appeared to move south along the western ridges for about an
hour. Temperatures stayed near 17-18 C. Visibility was very good.

Raptor Observations:
Four migrating Turkey Vultures passed north along the Ridge at the very
beginning of the watch; even though they moved steadily north, they were,
at first, suspected to be locals, except that they were not seen to return
by any path in the next hours. The only other migrant was a Cooper’s Hawk
that winged its way north up the west-side valley. The local Turkey
Vultures were scarce today: only seen a few times, usually not passing the
platform, or coming north only to immediately turn back south. Early in the
watch, the local Red-tailed Hawks did a fair amount of circling and
hunting, as well as a bit of roller-coastering. A local female American
Kestrel glided intently north above the Ridge in the morning only to drop
straight down not far past the platform; when she rose up again it was
alongside a male American Kestrel. She went to circle over Rooney Valley
while he began to hunt in the west-side valley. Maybe they were a pair...

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard were Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-billed
Magpie, White-throated Swift, Violet-green Swallow, Western Meadowlark,
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, four Mule deer, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Rock Wren,
Common Raven, and Bushtit.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/24/19 4:23 pm
From: 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
All,
After digging deeper, i.e. having Sibley in my hand, I change my opinion on the owl to
Long-eared as well. The field mark that convinces me is the size of the buffy patch on the
wing -- it is too small and localized to be Short-eared Owl.
With birding you learn something new every day.
Alex BrownBoulder

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4:21:42 PM MDT, Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...> wrote:

To all -I am leaning very strongly to short-eared in that the face is very light-colored when compared to the face of a long-eared.
Bill Miller - Fort Collins

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 2:51 PM Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> wrote:

Hey all,After consulting Sibley, I would say Long-eared. Sibley shows the wingtips of the long-eared to have fine barring whereas on the short-eared, the markings are much heavier. In looking at the photos aside from the length of the ear tufts, which look like long-eared, the wingtips match the long-eared in Sibley.Ira SandersGolden

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 2:29 pm 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds, <cobirds...> wrote:

All,
Surely, the bird is a Short-eared owl.  Long-eared should have a rusty facial disk and the big "wrist"
comma is typical of Short-eared.  Long-eared should look darker on the body.

Alex BrownBoulder

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:13:33 PM MDT, <willcbirds...> <willcbirds...> wrote:

Hi Gary, 
The barring on the flanks should indicate that it is a long eared owl.  Short-eared should not show that.
Best,
Will Anderson, Boulder

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:10:52 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
Hi all
The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an ongoing debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping your help can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available photos.





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Date: 4/24/19 4:03 pm
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Owl ID
Hi Gary, et al:

It is a long-eared owl; Will Anderson in Boulder (and others) are correct. This LEOW does have a rather light face, however, but the horizontal flank and upper leg barring, and the rusty brown dorsal surfaces of the wing, along with the white "supercilliary" eyebrow type markings are all diagnostic. The ear tufts are also visible on the perched photos; SEOW tufts are 3/4 of an inch long and are usually only visible when the bird is in camouflage mode with its facial disk scrunched up into a trapezoidal shape, with the eyes half-closed.

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Date: 4/24/19 3:53 pm
From: Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Chico Basin Ranch- 4/23 and 4/24
Apr 23

Today was the first full day of Spring banding at Chico Basin Ranch. It was
a bit chilly and the wind picked up as the day went on. We had nets open
for our standard 5 hours this morning. In total we banded 17 birds of 12
species:

Orange-crowned Warbler: 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
Wilson's Warbler: 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet:2
House Wren:2
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler: 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler: 2
Hermit Thrush: 3
Spotted Towhee: 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker:1
Blue Jay: 1
Song Sparrow: 1


Apr 24

The third day of banding at Chico Basin Ranch started off cold and quickly
became very sunny and hot. It was a mostly slow day with the majority of
birds banded around 10:30. In total, we banded 21 birds of 12 species:

House Wren: 2
Yellow-rumped " Audubon's" Warbler: 2
Chipping Sparrow: 3
Hermit Thrush: 2
"Gambel's" White-crowned Sparrow: 4
Downy Woodpecker: 1
Spotted Towhee: 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker:1
Blue Jay: 1
Dark-eyed "Pink-sided" Junco: 1
Canyon Towhee : 1
American Robin: 2

We are open 6 days a week (closed Sundays), weather permitting. This week
we'll be opening nets around 6:30 and closing around 11:30.
Come visit!

Genevieve Day
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 4/24/19 3:44 pm
From: Geneveive Day <genevieve.petra.day...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report Chico Basin Ranch - 4/23 and 4/24

Apr 23

Today was the first full day of Spring banding at Chico Basin Ranch. It was a bit chilly and the wind picked up as the day went on. We had nets open for our standard 5 hours this morning. In total we banded 17 birds of 12 species:

Orange-crowned Warbler: 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
Wilson's Warbler: 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet:2
House Wren:2
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler: 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler: 2
Hermit Thrush: 3
Spotted Towhee: 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker:1
Blue Jay: 1
Song Sparrow: 1


Apr 24

The third day of banding at Chico Basin Ranch started off cold and quickly became very sunny and hot. It was a mostly slow day with the majority of birds banded around 10:30. In total,= we banded 19birds of 10 species:

House Wren: 2
Yellow-rumped " Audubon's" Warbler: 2
Chipping Sparrow: 3
Hermit Thrush: 2
"Gambel's" White-crowned Sparrow: 4
Downy Woodpecker: 1
Spotted Towhee: 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker:1
Blue Jay: 1
Dark-eyed "Pink-sided" Junco: 1

We are open 6 days a week (closed Sundays), weather permitting. This week we'll be opening nets around 6:30 and closing around 11:30.
Come visit!

Colin Woolley
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 4/24/19 3:29 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
HOOR still present. Same location

Luke pheneger
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Date: 4/24/19 3:21 pm
From: Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
To all -
I am leaning very strongly to short-eared in that the face is very
light-colored when compared to the face of a long-eared.

Bill Miller - Fort Collins

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 2:51 PM Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> wrote:

> Hey all,
> After consulting Sibley, I would say Long-eared. Sibley shows the wingtips
> of the long-eared to have fine barring whereas on the short-eared, the
> markings are much heavier. In looking at the photos aside from the length
> of the ear tufts, which look like long-eared, the wingtips match the
> long-eared in Sibley.
> Ira Sanders
> Golden
>
> On Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 2:29 pm 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds, <
> <cobirds...> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> Surely, the bird is a Short-eared owl. Long-eared should have a rusty
>> facial disk and the big "wrist"
>> comma is typical of Short-eared. Long-eared should look darker on the
>> body.
>>
>> Alex Brown
>> Boulder
>>
>> On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:13:33 PM MDT, <willcbirds...> <
>> <willcbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi Gary,
>>
>> The barring on the flanks should indicate that it is a long eared owl.
>> Short-eared should not show that.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Will Anderson, Boulder
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:10:52 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an
>> ongoing debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping
>> your help can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available
>> photos.
>>
>> [image: owlcollage.png]
>>
>>
>> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://www. friendsofthepawneegrassland. org/
>> <http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/>
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Date: 4/24/19 2:04 pm
From: Kit Basom <kwbasom...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] No rarities, but great birding at Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
And next door, at Sawhill Ponds:
Heard and eventually saw a Virginia rail foraging among the dried cattails
in a small marshy spot in the interior of the property.

--Kit


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> Had a FOS Orange-crowned Warbler at Walden Ponds this morning along with a
> couple of gorgeous male Myrtle Warblers in cottonwoods.
> Also two Marsh Wrens singing.
>
> Even more fun was a presumed male White-breasted Nuthatch delivering food
> to a presumed female sitting in the mouth of a cavity.
>
> Chuck Hundertmark
> Lafayette, CO
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Date: 4/24/19 1:57 pm
From: Kit Basom <kwbasom...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great-Tailed Grackle at Sombrero Marsh, Boulder
A great-tailed grackle went through a large repertoire of interesting
sounds as it hung out in the cattails by the parking area at Sombrero Marsh
8:30 - 9:30 this morning. Was still there when I left -- as well as four
male yellow-headed blackbirds, eight species of ducks, and much more.

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Date: 4/24/19 1:51 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
Hey all,
After consulting Sibley, I would say Long-eared. Sibley shows the wingtips
of the long-eared to have fine barring whereas on the short-eared, the
markings are much heavier. In looking at the photos aside from the length
of the ear tufts, which look like long-eared, the wingtips match the
long-eared in Sibley.
Ira Sanders
Golden

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 2:29 pm 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds, <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> All,
>
> Surely, the bird is a Short-eared owl. Long-eared should have a rusty
> facial disk and the big "wrist"
> comma is typical of Short-eared. Long-eared should look darker on the
> body.
>
> Alex Brown
> Boulder
>
> On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:13:33 PM MDT, <willcbirds...> <
> <willcbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Gary,
>
> The barring on the flanks should indicate that it is a long eared owl.
> Short-eared should not show that.
>
> Best,
>
> Will Anderson, Boulder
>
>
> On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:10:52 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an ongoing
> debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping your help
> can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available photos.
>
> [image: owlcollage.png]
>
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www. friendsofthepawneegrassland. org/
> <http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/>
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Date: 4/24/19 1:43 pm
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole seen by myself, Walbek,Farrell, Purifoy, Mitzen and Gerhard at 2:30PM...bird moves around a lot but is staying in same area.

Art Hudak
City of Denver
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Date: 4/24/19 1:29 pm
From: 'Alexander Brown' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
All,
Surely, the bird is a Short-eared owl.  Long-eared should have a rusty facial disk and the big "wrist"
comma is typical of Short-eared.  Long-eared should look darker on the body.

Alex BrownBoulder

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:13:33 PM MDT, <willcbirds...> <willcbirds...> wrote:

Hi Gary, 
The barring on the flanks should indicate that it is a long eared owl.  Short-eared should not show that.
Best,
Will Anderson, Boulder

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:10:52 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
Hi all
The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an ongoing debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping your help can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available photos.





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Date: 4/24/19 1:13 pm
From: <willcbirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
Hi Gary,

The barring on the flanks should indicate that it is a long eared owl.
Short-eared should not show that.

Best,

Will Anderson, Boulder


On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:10:52 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an ongoing
> debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping your help
> can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available photos.
>
> [image: owlcollage.png]
>
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
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Date: 4/24/19 1:06 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
Correction Hooded Oriole.

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Date: 4/24/19 12:44 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Oriole
Ann Troth and I got photos of the elusive Hooded Warbler about 12:30 PM
today Wednesday the 24th at the pond with the island just SW of the MLK
Boulevard bridge at Beeler St in the Westerly Creek Park. Thanks to Joe
Bidgood for finding this bird and to Joe Roller for the heads up. Looks
like a 3rd state record. Here are some photos.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 4/24/19 12:20 pm
From: Ken Wat <watken76...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
We are currently looking at it near the pond with island. It is going from
tree to tree.

Ken Wat
Aurora


On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 10:00 AM Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

> Just saw this on eBird. I thought birders would want to know about it.
>
> Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 24, 2019 06:34 by Jason B Bidgood
> - Westerly Creek Park, Denver, Colorado
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7559995,-104.8790717&ll=39.7559995,-104.8790717
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55330633
> - Comments: "About the size of a Robin. Black throat but the rest of the
> head was orange undersides orange. Black upper parts with white wing bars.
> Observed just south of MLK Boulevard in the trees surrounding the ponds"
>
> Mega-rarity. Please report pos or neg news on COBIRDS if you try for it.
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
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Date: 4/24/19 11:42 am
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
Searched for Hooded Oriole 8:15AM this morning gave about a half hour...negative! Searched again 12:00PM gave about a half hour...negative! I saw Mr. Bidgood this morning and he showed me exact location where bird was seen.

Art Hudak
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Date: 4/24/19 9:55 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] No rarities, but great birding at Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
Had a FOS Orange-crowned Warbler at Walden Ponds this morning along with a couple of gorgeous male Myrtle Warblers in cottonwoods.
Also two Marsh Wrens singing.

Even more fun was a presumed male White-breasted Nuthatch delivering food to a presumed female sitting in the mouth of a cavity.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

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Date: 4/24/19 9:49 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Canon City birds
The night-heron contiued until at 8am. It wasn't there when I got back
from birding the Riverwalk. Along the Bluff Trail, east of Sells Ave along
the Canon City Riverwalk, there were some migrants. Singing Northern
Parula, male Townsend's Warbler, a Gray Flycatcher, two Western Tanagers, a
singing male Lazuli Bunting, a couple Orange-crowned Warblers, and lots of
Yellow-rumped Warblers to look through.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 4/24/19 9:48 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] DcCormorant photo
Great photo. Interesting touch of white in the crests. Most of the Colorado breeding birds have black crests, consistent with the eastern race. A few have white crests, consistent with the Alaskan and possibly other western races. Good to check out the crests at this time of year before they wear away.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

> On Apr 24, 2019, at 8:52 AM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> wrote:
>
>
> From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> <mailto:<daleatherman...>>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:43 AM
> Subject: Double-crested Cormorant at Sheldon Lake, Fort Collins (Larimer)
>
> The adult cormorant that sat on the floating dock on the north side of Sheldon Lake (City Park, Fort Collins) yesterday provided an opportunity to study this common species up close. Did you know the mouth lining of breeding plumaged Double-tufted (aka Earmuffed) Cormorants is brilliant turquoise? Same color as the eye orbits. I think you would have to be another cormorant to take this bird seriously during courtship. My caption for this grainy pic taken with my cell phone thru the scope is, "Honey, have you seen my other earring?"
>
> Other possible captions:
> "Does my new haircut make me look fat?"
>
> "Somebody downtown mistook me for Frank Sinatra today. Who's he?"
>
> If my father were still alive, he would no doubt use the line he did with outlandishly dressed kids we would encounter while taking walks on the Ohio State campus during the 60's: "Hope your team wins."
>
> <IMG_1046cautos small.jpg>
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> Dave Leatherman
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Date: 4/24/19 9:11 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Owl ID Help Requested [Weld]
Hi all

The owl we found on Pawnee NG trip over weekend continues to be an ongoing
debate-some have said Short-eared others Long-eared. I was hoping your help
can help definitively ID this owl. Made a collage of available photos.

[image: owlcollage.png]


Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 4/24/19 9:00 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Delayed report. Hooded Oriole at Westerly Creek Park, 0634 today
Just saw this on eBird. I thought birders would want to know about it.

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Apr 24, 2019 06:34 by Jason B Bidgood
- Westerly Creek Park, Denver, Colorado
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7559995,-104.8790717&ll=39.7559995,-104.8790717
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55330633
- Comments: "About the size of a Robin. Black throat but the rest of the
head was orange undersides orange. Black upper parts with white wing bars.
Observed just south of MLK Boulevard in the trees surrounding the ponds"

Mega-rarity. Please report pos or neg news on COBIRDS if you try for it.

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/24/19 8:22 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: FOS House Wren - Golden - Jeffco
Sorry. Didn't sign.
Ira Sanders
Golden

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 9:21 am Ira Sanders, <zroadrunner14...> wrote:

> Birders
> Had my first house wren of the year yesterday morning while walking the
> dogs.
>
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Date: 4/24/19 8:21 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] FOS House Wren - Golden - Jeffco
Birders
Had my first house wren of the year yesterday morning while walking the
dogs.

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Date: 4/24/19 7:52 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] DcCormorant photo

________________________________
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:43 AM
Subject: Double-crested Cormorant at Sheldon Lake, Fort Collins (Larimer)

The adult cormorant that sat on the floating dock on the north side of Sheldon Lake (City Park, Fort Collins) yesterday provided an opportunity to study this common species up close. Did you know the mouth lining of breeding plumaged Double-tufted (aka Earmuffed) Cormorants is brilliant turquoise? Same color as the eye orbits. I think you would have to be another cormorant to take this bird seriously during courtship. My caption for this grainy pic taken with my cell phone thru the scope is, "Honey, have you seen my other earring?"

Other possible captions:
"Does my new haircut make me look fat?"

"Somebody downtown mistook me for Frank Sinatra today. Who's he?"

If my father were still alive, he would no doubt use the line he did with outlandishly dressed kids we would encounter while taking walks on the Ohio State campus during the 60's: "Hope your team wins."

[cid:c8917e33-cf51-4357-b9e9-2db6fa46456b]

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins


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Date: 4/24/19 6:08 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
East of 9th Street not west.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 7:07 AM Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:

> Take Sell Road, west from 9th Street in Canon City, pond on south side of
> Sell Road, before reaching Canon City Riverwalk.
>
> Brandon K. Percival
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>
> Sent from my Android
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> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 7:02 AM Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> wrote:
>
>> Hello! Thanks for sharing this information. Could you provide a little
>> guidance as to which pond is Sells? I looked on google maps and couldn’t
>> find it. I’ll try on ebird later (assume it’s a hotspot). If you have a
>> moment any info would be great. If not no worries, it’ll give me an reason
>> to explore more of Canon City!
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 6:27 AM Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:
>>
>>> The adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron found yesterday evening, by out of
>>> state birders, continues at Sells Pond in Canon City in Fremont County on
>>> the east side of the pond, viewed from parking area on north side of pond.
>>> Seen at 6:24am.
>>>
>>> Brandon K. Percival
>>> Pueblo West, CO
>>>
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Date: 4/24/19 6:07 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
Take Sell Road, west from 9th Street in Canon City, pond on south side of
Sell Road, before reaching Canon City Riverwalk.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 7:02 AM Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> wrote:

> Hello! Thanks for sharing this information. Could you provide a little
> guidance as to which pond is Sells? I looked on google maps and couldn’t
> find it. I’ll try on ebird later (assume it’s a hotspot). If you have a
> moment any info would be great. If not no worries, it’ll give me an reason
> to explore more of Canon City!
>
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 6:27 AM Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:
>
>> The adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron found yesterday evening, by out of
>> state birders, continues at Sells Pond in Canon City in Fremont County on
>> the east side of the pond, viewed from parking area on north side of pond.
>> Seen at 6:24am.
>>
>> Brandon K. Percival
>> Pueblo West, CO
>>
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Date: 4/24/19 5:27 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Fremont Co. 4/24
The adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron found yesterday evening, by out of
state birders, continues at Sells Pond in Canon City in Fremont County on
the east side of the pond, viewed from parking area on north side of pond.
Seen at 6:24am.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 4/24/19 4:34 am
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lake Cheraw Access Info Otero County 4-23-19
I visited three spots in Otero County yesterday, great day as always but
nothing exceptional, the reason for my post is an update on access to Lake
Cheraw.

Historically Lake Cheraw has been my best spot to see Snowy Plovers and
Western Sandpipers close-up along the north shoreline, and many other
shorebird in spring and fall...but near flood-like water levels have
prevailed for four years straight. In addition to mother nature, concrete
barriers now block road into the north viewing area (from town, take 6th
Street south). Locals directed me to Rusty, last house on the left, who had
placed those barriers. I asked him if foot travel was ok, he wanted an
extensive look at my birding scope and "uncomfortably large" camera lens,
we hit it off and he exclaimed "all you birders just park like you own the
place and walk in". He wants me to take him birding out there, we exchanged
contact info. So to any birders unsure of access, it's ok to park and walk
in there. Water levels need to go down for optimal conditions, amazing was
over 300 Yellow-headed Blackbirds, then I scoped around to realize that
they were also perched in the tamarisk all around the lake. New arrivals,
and/or fallout from the cold rains and cloudy skies on Monday. Lake Cheraw
has always hosted many Great-tailed Grackles, I saw about 12. Eared,
Horned, and Pied-billed Grebes, a couple dozen White-faced Ibis on the far
west end, and the expected ducks.

I also went to Holbrook Reservoir, along the very low water's edge American
Avocets and Black-necked Stilts were spaced around the whole reservoir, a
few Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, 13 Long-billed Dowitchers, almost no
sandpipers except a flock of about twenty Baird's. Franklin's Gulls were
working low over the water, no terns yet.

Rocky Ford SWA was very quiet, Blue Jays had the run of the place,
White-crowned Sparrows were eating larvae or insects in the Willow or Alder
catkins, I saw a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Bewick's Wren, and my first house
Wren of the year (yeah!)

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

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Date: 4/24/19 12:23 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday , April 24, 2019
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 24, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Tundra Swan (Kiowa)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Fremont)
Anna’s Hummingbird (*Douglas)
Whimbrel (Boulder)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, Kiowa)
Mew Gull (Jefferson)
Caspian Tern (Adams, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Jefferson, Kiowa)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (*Fremont)
Cassin’s Vireo (*Larimer)
PACIFIC WREN (*Boulder)
SEDGE WREN (Boulder)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Worm-eating Warbler *(Prowers)
Northern Paula (*Pueblo)
Pine Warbler (Yuma)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Park, *Prowers)
Townsend’s Warbler (Kiowa, Prowers)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ADAMS COUNTY
—-On April 21 a Caspian Tern was reported at South Platte River/100th Ave (McKay Road) by Adam Vesely.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Black Scoter was reported at Cherry Creek State Park by Loch Kilpatrick.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On April 23 a Pacific Wren was reported near LOBOS trail west of 63rd, on Robinson Place near Gunbarrel Commons Park (moving around approx btwn 4540 and 4698 Robinson Pl). First reported April 20 by John Tumasonis.
—-On April 23 a Pectoral Sandpiper was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported with April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Michael King.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported in Louisville at Coal Creek between Warembourg Open Space and Community Park, by Jack Bushong.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Anna’s Hummingbird was photographed near Roxborough SP by Thomas Cote Stevens.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—- On April 23 a Yellow-crowned Night Heron was reported at Sell Lake by Derek Huggins.
—-On April 22 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Blue Heron Ponds on Hwy 115 by Joel Adams.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park, in the parking lot just above Pelican Point, by Myron Gerhard.
—-On April 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Regional Park by Dale Pate.
—-On April 21 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Neegronda Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Tony Leukering.
—-On April 20 a Tundra Swan was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper; (5) Dunlin and a Stilt Sandpiper were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir. First reported April 15 by Mark Peterson.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Cassin’s Vireo was reported at Boyd Lake by Cathy Sheeter.

PARK COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at Eleven Mile State Park (Sucker Cove area) by Joel Adams.

PROWERS COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Worm-rating Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College at the very south end by Kathy Minh Dunning.
—-On April 23 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Lamar High School shelterbelt by Kathy Minh Dunning.
—-On April 21 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College Woods (north end) by Mark Miller.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 23 a Northern Paula was reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area) mostly atbthe Headquarter Willows and nearby cottonwoods.
—-On April 22 a Red-throated Loon and (3) Common Loons were reported at Pueblo Reservoir by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.
—-On April 22 a Caspian Tern was reported at Pueblo Reservoir and at Runyon Lake (perhaps same bird) by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a Pine Warbler was reported in Wray (225 Cedar St) by Barry Southard.


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Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
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Ketring Park
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, April 28
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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South-Central Colorado
Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Good Birding,
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Date: 4/23/19 7:25 pm
From: 'Karen Axe' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ibis and Egrets Boulder
There are 8 white-faced ibis and 3 great egrets at Walden Ponds, Boulder County this morning. Since I’m a relatively new border I grabbed some video and will double check whether there are any glossy ibis in the group as soon as I get a chance

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Date: 4/23/19 2:28 pm
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Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (23 Apr 2019) 27 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 8 94 95
Osprey 1 21 21
Bald Eagle 2 6 18
Northern Harrier 1 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 41 50
Cooper's Hawk 2 73 79
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 7 7
Red-tailed Hawk 2 208 301
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 7 9 9
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 0 47 52
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 8 11

Total: 27 557 704
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Carol Cwiklinski

Observers:

Weather:
Today winds were light SE/E into early afternoon. For most of the count
period there was a thin cloud above observation which made locating birds
easier.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were scattered in the morning migrating along both ridges, Dino Ridge
and the west ridge. Some were eye level and close to Dino and others high
and distant. After 1000 few birds were located and may have been flying too
high to be seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
Six white pelican

Predictions:
The trail was almost completely dry this afternoon, with just a couple
areas with mud.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/23/19 12:37 pm
From: 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
Sagebrush continues, hanging with lark and vesper sparrows and a sage thrasher.

Norm Lewis
Lakewood
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> On Apr 23, 2019, at 12:33 PM, James McCall <tickedshorthair...> wrote:
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> Thanks for the info, still here at 1230.
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Date: 4/23/19 12:32 pm
From: Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Wren Boulder county
Still present in the same location near the owl nest 1:30 pm
Steve Larson
Northglenn CO
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Date: 4/23/19 11:51 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Pueblo Co. 4/23
Singing male *Northern Parula* was seen by five birders this morning, at
the Headquarter Willows mostly, and also in the cottonwoods nearby, at
Chico Basin Ranch (fee required to visit), Pueblo County, on 23 April.
Also, Orange-crowned, Common Yellowthroat, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit
Thrush. During the 3 1/2 hours of birding the Pueblo County side of the
Ranch, I found 71 species of birds this morning.

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Date: 4/23/19 11:33 am
From: James McCall <tickedshorthair...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
Thanks for the info, still here at 1230.

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Date: 4/23/19 11:17 am
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...>
Subject: [cobirds] Worm-eating and Black-throated Gray Warblers (Prowers)
All -

This morning I found and photoed a Worm-eating Warbler at the very south
end of the Lamar Community College feeding high in the masting cottonwoods.
Tony Leukering and I tried to re-find the bird later without success .

A brief stop at the Lamar High School shelterbelt turned up a
more-surprising Black-theoated Gray Warbler which cooperated well enough
that Tony was able to come and see it.

Other migrants seen include Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Western Kingbirds,
Orange-crowned Warblers, Wilson's Warblers and a plethora of Yellow-rumps.

Good birding,
Kathy Mihm Dunning
Denver

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Date: 4/23/19 11:13 am
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lagerman Res (Boulder) 4/23
Hi Everyone, This morning 4/23, I visited Lagerman Reservoir in Longmont. It's a different place every day. Shorebirds included stilts, avocets, killdeer, both yellowlegs (mostly Lesser), and Least, Western, and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Several of us witnessed the sudden arrival of over 200 Franklin's Gulls. First, we heard their cries, then it rained gulls for several minutes. Two Loggerhead Shrikes were on fenceposts. They are unusual in Longmont. Mark Miller Longmont, CO Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 4/23/19 11:00 am
From: Mail.indra.com <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Franklin Gulls along 119 Boulder County
On the way to work this morning, there were maybe about 120 Franklins Gulls, maybe some from Ted’s group at Greenlee, on the ground at Monarch Road and the Diagonal (119). There might have been other gulls but I was driving and couldn’t stop.

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Date: 4/23/19 10:31 am
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Subject: [cobirds] Sagebrush Sparrow Bear Creek Lake Park, Jeffco
Sagebrush Sparrow in parking lot just above Pelican Point, Bear Creek Lake Park, Jefferson County. Hanging with 1 Lark Sparrow and several Vespers.

Also seen by Chavez, Walbek, and Shipe

Myron Gerhard
Jefferson County

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Date: 4/23/19 10:28 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-faced ibis and Great egret, Walden Ponds, Boulder County
Karen Axe found seven White-faced ibis and one Great egret on the north
side of Cottonwood Marsh this morning!

Paula Hansley
Louisville

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Date: 4/23/19 9:16 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Anna’s Hummingbird - Douglas County
A male Anna’s Hummingbird was reported and photographed yesterday in Roxborough SP by Thomas Cote Stevens on FB via Colorado Bird Photography.

Cathy Sheeter states ID was confirmed by hummingbird expert Sheri Williamson.

Good Birding!
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO

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Date: 4/23/19 8:09 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Four-year project sees hundreds of lesser prairie chickens reintroduced in SE CO, KS grassland
Hi all

Article:
https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6898

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

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Date: 4/23/19 4:59 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Franklin's Gull fallout, Boulder Rez, Boulder Co., Apr. 22
Hello, birders.

It's cool to see grounded migrants. It's cooler still to watch migrants
actually migrating. And it's especially stirring to witness a fallout as it
transpires right before your very eyes and ears. That's what happened for
me yesterday evening, Mon., Apr. 22, at Boulder Reservoir, Boulder County,
as I got to see at least 500 high-flying Franklin's Gulls drop out of the
sky and alight on the north shore mudflats. Photos and audio at eBird,
video at Facebook. Speaking of Facebook, CFO's group features cool recent
photos of a male Anna's Hummingbird in Douglas County, a stunning *Aythya*
hybrid in Adams County, and more. You know, for those of you who, for
whatever reason, still resist all the sharing and learning and wonder in
that flourishing forum. Remember, there was a time, not all that long ago,
when this listserv was newfangled and futuristic...

Back to Boulder Rez. Also present at the north shore were a Mexican Duck x
Mallard hybrid, a badly behaved dog owner, and an impressively large bobcat.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 4/23/19 12:36 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 23, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Tundra Swan (Kiowa)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (*Fremont)
Whimbrel (Boulder, El Paso)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Kiowa)?
Mew Gull (*Jefferson)
Caspian Tern (Adams, Morgan,*Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Jefferson, Kiowa)
PACIFIC WREN (*Boulder)
SEDGE WREN (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (El Paso)
Pine Warbler (Yuma)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Park)
Townsend’s Warbler (Kiowa, Prowers)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ADAMS COUNTY
—-On April 21 a Caspian Tern was reported at South Platte River/100th Ave (McKay Road) by Adam Vesely.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Black Scoter was reported at Cherry Creek State Park by Loch Kilpatrick.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On April 22 a Pacific Wren was reported near LOBOS trail west of 63rd, on Robinson Place near Gunbarrel Commons Park (moving around approx btwn 4540 and 4698 Robinson Pl). First reported April 20 by John Tumasonis.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Michael King.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported in Louisville at Coal Creek between Warembourg Open Space and Community Park, by Jack Bushong.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported with April 17 by Peter Burke.

EL PASO:
—-On April 19 a Nashville Warbler was reported at Sinton Pond Open Space. First reported April 8 by Monday Birders.
—-On April 19 a Whimbrel was reported at Book Dr, north of Enoch Road by Tyler Stewart.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Blue Heron Ponds on Hwy 115 by Joel Adams.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Regional Park by Dale Pate.
—-On April 21 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Neegronda Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Tony Leukering.
—-On April 20 a Tundra Swan was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper; (5) Dunlin and a Stilt Sandpiper were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir. First reported April 15 by Mark Peterson.

MORGAN COUNTY:
—-On April 19 a Caspian Tern was reported at Jackson Reservoir-North by Scott Somershoe.

PARK COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at Eleven Mile State Park (Sucker Cove area) by Joel Adams.

PROWERS COUNTY:
—-On April 21 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College Woods (north end) by Mark Miller.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 22 a Red-throated Loon and (3) Common Loons were reported at Pueblo Reservoir by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.
—-On April 22 a Caspian Tern was reported at Pueblo Reservoir and at Runyon Lake (perhaps same bird) by Monday Birders/Brandon Percival.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a Pine Warbler was reported in Wray (225 Cedar St) by Barry Southard.


Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Ketring Park
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, April 28
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mary Cay Burger & Robert Righter; (mcburger3 AT juno.com; 720-940-8394)

South-Central Colorado
Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
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Date: 4/22/19 10:50 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] correction
In my post today about Weld County, I misidentified a spider found impaled by a loggerhead shrike on GR96 w of Weld CR77. I appreciate Janeal Thompson questioning my ID and we figured it out over the phone. I called the spider a wolf spider in the family Lycosidae. In reality, the spider is a nursery web spider in the family Pisauridae, probably the genus Pisaura. In my experience, spiders are not commonly impaled. This is the first nursery web spider I've found impaled. The other handful of spiders I've found impaled have been bigger wolf spiders.

[cid:a9f9ec46-ad89-4278-97b0-394fe9036cde]

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/22/19 10:18 pm
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
To throw some fuel onto the "which swift was it?" fire, here is the last
four days of 850mb winds, plus tomorrow's winds as well (April 23). These
winds are near the surface here in Colorado, but about 1 - 1.5km above the
ground in other closer to sea level locations. This is every three hours
of data and the local mountain time is listed in the bottom right corner of
the movie while I click through each time step. The green circle located
in the middle of the image is Longmont, CO, just for reference. Note the
direction that the winds are predominantly from on each day and what that
might mean for the Chaetura swift species that might show up, with Vaux's
being predominantly West Coastal, and Chimney being predominantly Gulf
Coastal. Just fuel for the fire.
850mb_winds_April19-24_2019_720p.mov
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EC98Prj8FmyTr-u3evkpCqM26ccyLB6/view?usp=drive_web>
If you wanted to explore this on your own, you can go to
earth.nullschool.net to check it out as well. Hit the "Earth" button in
the bottom left to start navigating the times and the levels. I chose
850mb for my movie, but you might want to choose others.

Best of luck hunting for these birds if you go out. I stopped Monday
morning at McIntosh Lake here in Longmont this morning and found over 450
swallows flying low over the lake, but no swifts. Will keep looking though.

Bryan Guarente
Meteorologist/Instructional Designer
UCAR/The COMET Program
Boulder, CO


On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:13 PM David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
wrote:

> In addition to Ted and Andy's reports of possible Vaux's Swifts, I have
> received two other alerts from eBird of Chaetura swifts in the last two
> days. The low clouds that smothered much of the front range today are
> supposed to linger into the early-mid morning tomorrow in at least Denver
> and south, maybe forcing flight-feeding birds like swallows and swifts to
> feed close to the ground. Might be worth keeping an eye out around buggy
> bodies of water for those who are able to!
>
>
> David Tonnessen
> Colorado Springs, CO
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Date: 4/22/19 9:13 pm
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
In addition to Ted and Andy's reports of possible Vaux's Swifts, I have
received two other alerts from eBird of Chaetura swifts in the last two
days. The low clouds that smothered much of the front range today are
supposed to linger into the early-mid morning tomorrow in at least Denver
and south, maybe forcing flight-feeding birds like swallows and swifts to
feed close to the ground. Might be worth keeping an eye out around buggy
bodies of water for those who are able to!


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Colorado Springs, CO


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Date: 4/22/19 7:13 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
Here's a photo, first winter.
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

[image: _V6A5841.jpg]

On Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:45:35 PM UTC-6, Dale Pate wrote:
>
> 1st year - also seen by David Suddjian
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Date: 4/22/19 5:53 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Weld County on 4/22
Windsor Lake (in the town of Windsor)

Caspian Tern (2) brief flyover
[cid:6cc39cd6-c381-45b5-932b-0f7962384283]

Cackling Goose (still a small group lingering near the Swim Beach)
Clark's Grebe (saw one for sure, probably a few more)
Most of the ducks were Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks and Blue-winged Teal
Bonaparte's Gull (2 in alternate, 1 molting into alternate)

[cid:48c04a7d-b350-4f5a-8ffe-2be2ed692203] [cid:76894d17-6961-4e57-bafe-b8a4e9e30244]

Weld CR79 s of SR14 at CR88.5 (fallow field east of)
Mountain Plover (2 heard)

Crow Valley Campground
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1f) in junipers out north within the cattle exclosure area

[cid:bd93e57c-8333-47a6-9520-6fdd81c2ca72]

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1m)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (few)

Briefly chatted with a group of Brits embarking on a Colorado grouse tour. They were dressed for the North Pole, which, as it turned out, wasn't such a bad idea today. Not a lot of birds at CVCG, Except for campers, still looks like February out there.

Was sad to see the USFS has cut down most of the Russian-olives in the campground and out north of the Group Picnic area along Mourning Dove Trail, including the big one by the cattle pond at the gate that some of us called "The Magic Olive" for all the birds that have been seen in it over the years, including the 1st State Record Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, vireos, Prairie Warbler, mimic thrushes, sapsuckers, wintering solitaires, Western Tanagers, the list goes on and on. Very few paradigms are absolute, and in my opinion the notion that Russian-olives are bad everywhere they aren't native is absolutely wrong.

GR96 w between Weld CR77 and CR69 ("Murphy's Pasture")
McCown's Longspur (only 1)
Burrowing Owl
Vesper Sparrows
Loggerhead Shrike - many recently impaled objects (over 100!), mostly redshank grasshoppers (many of them still alive) plus a few other grasshopper species, field crickets, two lesser earless lizards, two many-lined skinks and...... a smallish wolf spider.

[cid:11e76118-35c7-4aed-94db-ff4e65b14ae3]

Crom Lake (Weld CR31 between CRs 88 and 90)
Marbled Godwit (1)
American Avocet (24)
many common ducks, swallows

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins


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Date: 4/22/19 4:50 pm
From: <colin.woolley...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report Chico Basin Ranch - 4/22/19
Today was the first day of Spring banding at Chico Basin Ranch. It was a
bit chilly and threatened to rain but we only felt a few drops. We set up
the site and had nets open for about 3 hours in the late morning. In total
we banded 19 birds of 9 species:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2
Orange-crowned Warbler: 1
House Wren: 2
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler: 3
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler: 3
Dark-eyed "Pink-sided" Junco: 1
American Goldfinch: 1
Lincoln's Sparrow: 1
Hermit Thrush: 3
Spotted Towhee: 2

We are open 6 days a week (closed Sundays), weather permitting. This week
we'll be opening nets around 6:30 and closing around 11:30.
Come visit!

Colin Woolley
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 4/22/19 4:21 pm
From: steve.getty <SGetty...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pueblo Reservoir rarities 4/22
Really Interesting. Swallows must be pooling in Pueblo before busting
north.
I birded a number of ponds, bodies of water last sat/sun in Colorado
Springs - 4 Barn Swallows at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Not a swallow
elsewhere.
- SG


On Monday, April 22, 2019 at 3:15:36 PM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>
>
> At Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County today, there was a basic plumage *Red-throated
> Loon*, three breeding plumage Common Loons, a breeding plumage*
> Red-necked Grebe*, a* Caspian Tern* (perhaps the same bird, was seen over
> at Runyon Lake later this afternoon), and two Red-breasted Mergansers
> (along the River) were the best birds probably. There were thousands of
> swallows (all six normal species were found), though no luck with any
> interesting swifts on this cloudy day. Lots of Franklin's Gulls showing
> off their pink color, and Bonaparte's Gulls as well. No interesting
> warblers, and not that many Yellow-rumpeds for some reason. Over 80
> species of birds were seen on the MAMBO (Monday Birders, from mostly El
> Paso County) birding trip around Pueblo Reservoir today.
>
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Date: 4/22/19 3:50 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] US 287/385 south of Lamar
Other road work in SE Colorado, people might be interested in, Hwy 71,
between Ordway (Crowley County) and Rocky Ford (Otero) is closed all spring
and summer (I believe) -- they are repairing the bridge over the Arkansas
River there. This isn't a big deal, unless you need to get from Lake Henry
or Lake Meredith, to Rocky Ford in a hurry, then it could be an issue.

The know the birding hordes will be invading SE Colorado in early May, as
usual.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO


On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 11:59 AM coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <
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> All:
>
> I write as a public service to the presumed hordes that will soon descend
> upon southeast CO. There are signs stating that road work will begin on
> the highway S of Lamar in “April 2019” between mile markers 50 and 60 in
> southern Prowers Co. Additionally, there is ongoing road work in Lamar
> just N of where US 50 turns E onto Olive Rd.
>
> Tony
>
> Tony Leukering
>
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Date: 4/22/19 3:03 pm
From: markchavez <markchavez...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
The bird is back!Mark ChavezSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: markchavez <markchavez...> Date: 4/22/19 3:56 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dsuddjian...>, <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Bird just flew northSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: markchavez <markchavez...> Date: 4/22/19 3:53 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dsuddjian...>, <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Mew Gull back at Hines Lake.Mark ChavezSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Date: 4/22/19 1:09 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Mew gull flew away from the lake, seemingly, about 15 minutes agoDavid Suddjian Littleton CoSent from my iPhoneOn Apr 22, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Dale Pate <dalelpate...> wrote:1st year - also seen by David Suddjian



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Date: 4/22/19 2:57 pm
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Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
Bird just flew northSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: markchavez <markchavez...> Date: 4/22/19 3:53 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dsuddjian...>, <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Mew Gull back at Hines Lake.Mark ChavezSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Date: 4/22/19 1:09 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Mew gull flew away from the lake, seemingly, about 15 minutes agoDavid Suddjian Littleton CoSent from my iPhoneOn Apr 22, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Dale Pate <dalelpate...> wrote:1st year - also seen by David Suddjian



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Date: 4/22/19 2:54 pm
From: markchavez <markchavez...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
Mew Gull back at Hines Lake.Mark ChavezSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Date: 4/22/19 1:09 PM (GMT-07:00) To: <dalelpate...> Cc: <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park Mew gull flew away from the lake, seemingly, about 15 minutes agoDavid Suddjian Littleton CoSent from my iPhoneOn Apr 22, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Dale Pate <dalelpate...> wrote:1st year - also seen by David Suddjian



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Date: 4/22/19 2:15 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir rarities 4/22
At Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County today, there was a basic plumage
*Red-throated
Loon*, three breeding plumage Common Loons, a breeding plumage* Red-necked
Grebe*, a* Caspian Tern* (perhaps the same bird, was seen over at Runyon
Lake later this afternoon), and two Red-breasted Mergansers (along the
River) were the best birds probably. There were thousands of swallows (all
six normal species were found), though no luck with any interesting swifts
on this cloudy day. Lots of Franklin's Gulls showing off their pink color,
and Bonaparte's Gulls as well. No interesting warblers, and not that many
Yellow-rumpeds for some reason. Over 80 species of birds were seen on the
MAMBO (Monday Birders, from mostly El Paso County) birding trip around
Pueblo Reservoir today.

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Date: 4/22/19 12:09 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
Mew gull flew away from the lake, seemingly, about 15 minutes ago

David Suddjian
Littleton Co

Sent from my iPhone

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> 1st year - also seen by David Suddjian
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Date: 4/22/19 11:45 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mew Gull at Hine Lake, Robert A Easton Park
1st year - also seen by David Suddjian

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Date: 4/22/19 10:59 am
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] US 287/385 south of Lamar
All:
I write as a public service to the presumed hordes that will soon descend upon southeast CO.  There are signs stating that road work will begin on the highway S of Lamar in “April 2019” between mile markers 50 and 60 in southern Prowers Co.  Additionally, there is ongoing road work in Lamar just N of where US 50 turns E onto Olive Rd.
Tony
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Date: 4/22/19 9:37 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
By the way, one tip related to photos on the new eBird checklist viewing
format that I picked up... the new format shows photos as too-small images
in the initial checklist view, but click on the camera icon at the top of
the species list to get to a larger view.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:

> The Swamp Sparrow sang in my yard again yesterday morning for a short
> time, and this morning amid drizzle it sang for a period of about 10 min.,
> and was well seen. And it was not until today that I finally heard it give
> call notes, as I had heard no calls at all over its whole stay. Recordings
> of songs and call notes, more photos and additional notes are on this eBird
> checklist:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55256531
>
> I regret that it was cloudy and dim, since he is very showy in the
> sunlight. Still, he's a handsome fellow, yes? In these images he is on one
> of his juniper song perches (note the pavement behind him).
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
>
>
> [image: IMG_6158.jpg]
>
> [image: IMG_6182.jpg]
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 7:01 AM David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
> wrote:
>
>> This morning the wintering *Swamp Sparrow* was singing in my front yard
>> at 6:36 am. I'm not sure, but I expect it is a rare event to hear a singing
>> Swamp Sparrow in Colorado!
>>
>> When I first heard the song - in this case a simple junco-like trill -
>> the bird was out of view and I did not immediately recognize who was
>> singing. After a few renditions I suspected it was the Swamp, which was
>> soon confirmed when he flew into the open to forage. he only sang about 7
>> times. Hopefully next time I'll be faster on the draw to get a recording. I
>> tried playing a recording of a song while the bird was in view, but it
>> showed no apparent interest, which has been the standard response over the
>> months it has been here on the few occasions I played a recording.
>>
>> He has gotten brighter now, with lovely red on the crown and contrasting
>> black at the edge of the crown.
>>
>> This morning he spent some time foraging under a parked car, and hoping
>> about in the open on the asphalt of my cul-de-sac. Crazy.
>>
>> David Suddjian
>> Ken Caryl Valley
>> Littleton, CO
>>
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Date: 4/22/19 9:30 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
The Swamp Sparrow sang in my yard again yesterday morning for a short time,
and this morning amid drizzle it sang for a period of about 10 min., and
was well seen. And it was not until today that I finally heard it give call
notes, as I had heard no calls at all over its whole stay. Recordings of
songs and call notes, more photos and additional notes are on this eBird
checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55256531

I regret that it was cloudy and dim, since he is very showy in the
sunlight. Still, he's a handsome fellow, yes? In these images he is on one
of his juniper song perches (note the pavement behind him).

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO


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On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 7:01 AM David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:

> This morning the wintering *Swamp Sparrow* was singing in my front yard
> at 6:36 am. I'm not sure, but I expect it is a rare event to hear a singing
> Swamp Sparrow in Colorado!
>
> When I first heard the song - in this case a simple junco-like trill - the
> bird was out of view and I did not immediately recognize who was singing.
> After a few renditions I suspected it was the Swamp, which was soon
> confirmed when he flew into the open to forage. he only sang about 7 times.
> Hopefully next time I'll be faster on the draw to get a recording. I tried
> playing a recording of a song while the bird was in view, but it showed no
> apparent interest, which has been the standard response over the months it
> has been here on the few occasions I played a recording.
>
> He has gotten brighter now, with lovely red on the crown and contrasting
> black at the edge of the crown.
>
> This morning he spent some time foraging under a parked car, and hoping
> about in the open on the asphalt of my cul-de-sac. Crazy.
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
>

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Date: 4/22/19 8:50 am
From: Steve Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
Hello all

Ted's swift report got me to thinking about early swifts in my personal records. I looked back through my records for Chimney Swift in Boulder County and the earliest one I have is 23 March 1977! My notes indicate the bird was calling but I have no recollection of this sighting. I also have records for 29-30 April 1974 and 26 April 1979. All other dates I have for Colorado are in May or later. It should be noted that several Vaux's Swifts wintered in Florida and Louisiana this past year. The shape of the swift in Ted's photo is very similar to the photos I took of Vaux's Swifts in Louisiana in March this year.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53624713


Steve Larson

Northglenn, CO

> On April 22, 2019 at 5:46 AM Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> wrote:
>
> Hello, everybody.
>
> Yesterday evening, Easter Sunday, Apr. 21, I saw a small swift over Waneka Lake, Boulder County, that I thought was good for Vaux swift. I heard it briefly, and it sure didn't sound like a chimney swift. However, I haven't had much experience with listening to Vaux swifts since I lived in western Nevada close to 20 years ago. I got some poor photos https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55242370 , but they might contain some clues regarding wing shape. Also, there is the matter of date, as Apr. 21 would be the earliest documented occurrence of chimney swift in Boulder County.
>
> Other stuff in recent days at Waneka Lake and nearby Greenlee Preserve and Hecla Pond: wood ducks and hooded mergansers, a Mexican duck x mallard hybrid, 2 greater scaup, black-crowned night-heron, white-faced ibis, bushtits at several places (including birds tending a nest), a marsh wren, a long-staying white-throated sparrow, and yellow-rumped warblers on the uptick.
>
> Over at the Jasper Road playa near the Boulder Creek crossing at 109th St., eastern Boulder County, conditions are good for shorebirds. On Sat. morning, Apr. 20, I saw greater and lesser yellowlegses there, plus a long-billed curlew. And a Virginia rail was going off. The site might be worth keeping an eye on for the next several weeks.
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
>
>
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Date: 4/22/19 8:11 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pawnee NG Field Trip Results [Weld]
Hi all

Complete species list, 71 species final tally.

Western Meadowlark
House Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Mourning Dove
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
American Robin
American Goldfinch
House Finch
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rock Pigeon
Brown-headed Cowbird
European Starling
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Bluejay
Rock Wren
Blue-winged Teal
American Avocet
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Northern Pintail
Greater Yellowlegs
Black-necked Stilt
Ring-necked Duck
Gadwall
Redhead
Common Merganser
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Harrier
Tree Swallow
American Coot
Lesser Scaup
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Bufflehead
Western Grebe
Horned Grebe
Lesser Yellowlegs
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Cliff Swallow
Short-eared Owl
Loggerhead Shrike
Say's Phoebe
Golden Eagle
Vesper Sparrow
Horned Lark
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Burrowing Owl
McCown's Longspur
Bald Eagle
Mountain PLover
Lark Sparrow
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Swainson's Hawk
Brewer's Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Canvasback
Eared Grebe
White-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Northern Flicker
Song Sparrow
Marsh Wren

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

On Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:00:01 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Super group of birders Saturday for the trip. Great weather as well. We
> had a spectacular showing by a unexpected Short-eared Owl. We were slowly
> crawling Weld CR 41 btw 100/102 when it flushed from Rabbitbrush alongside
> the road. It perched low in Rabbitbrush about 50 feet from my car on other
> side of road for a few minutes for all to see then flew a little further
> north to same side of road. It then flew into the west field of Rabbitbrush
> and circled back to us a few times before settling down in the middle of
> field behind a small ridge. Super bird to start day with. I think I saw
> this guy a week earlier, too, over by Nunn Gravel Pit at Weld 37/96.
>
> Photos: http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/profile/admin
>
> Total of 70 species over weekend (61 on the trip, rest on Sunday's
> outing). Highlights (new for spring):
>
> - Short-eared Owl [Weld CR 41 btw 100/102]
> - Brown-headed Cowbird
> - Rock Wren - 4 [Pawnee NG roadsides]
> - Baird's and Least Sandpiper [Nunn Gravel Pit at Weld CR 37/94]
> - Tree Swallow
> - Barn Swallow
> - Cliff Swallow
> - Horned Grebe - 4 [Crom Lake]
> - Loggerhead Shrike - 6-8+
> - Say's Phoebe - 4+
> - Vesper Sparrow
> - Chestnut-collared Longpsur 15-20 [Weld CR 45, 59, 53, 108, 100]
> - Burrowing Owl
> - McCown's Longspur - 8-10+ [Weld CR 53, 108, 59]
> - Mountain Plover - 2 [Weld CR 100/390]
> - Lark Sparrow
> - Wild Turkey - 3
> - Swainson's Hawk
> - Brewer's Sparrow
> - Chipping Sparrow
> - Eared Grebe [Crom Lake]
> - Black-crowned Night Heron [Glenmere Park]
> - Marsh Wren [Weld CR 48]
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
>

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Date: 4/22/19 8:00 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pawnee NG Field Trip Results [Weld]
Hi all

Super group of birders Saturday for the trip. Great weather as well. We had
a spectacular showing by a unexpected Short-eared Owl. We were slowly
crawling Weld CR 41 btw 100/102 when it flushed from Rabbitbrush alongside
the road. It perched low in Rabbitbrush about 50 feet from my car on other
side of road for a few minutes for all to see then flew a little further
north to same side of road. It then flew into the west field of Rabbitbrush
and circled back to us a few times before settling down in the middle of
field behind a small ridge. Super bird to start day with. I think I saw
this guy a week earlier, too, over by Nunn Gravel Pit at Weld 37/96.

Photos: http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/profile/admin

Total of 70 species over weekend (61 on the trip, rest on Sunday's outing).
Highlights (new for spring):

- Short-eared Owl [Weld CR 41 btw 100/102]
- Brown-headed Cowbird
- Rock Wren - 4 [Pawnee NG roadsides]
- Baird's and Least Sandpiper [Nunn Gravel Pit at Weld CR 37/94]
- Tree Swallow
- Barn Swallow
- Cliff Swallow
- Horned Grebe - 4 [Crom Lake]
- Loggerhead Shrike - 6-8+
- Say's Phoebe - 4+
- Vesper Sparrow
- Chestnut-collared Longpsur 15-20 [Weld CR 45, 59, 53, 108, 100]
- Burrowing Owl
- McCown's Longspur - 8-10+ [Weld CR 53, 108, 59]
- Mountain Plover - 2 [Weld CR 100/390]
- Lark Sparrow
- Wild Turkey - 3
- Swainson's Hawk
- Brewer's Sparrow
- Chipping Sparrow
- Eared Grebe [Crom Lake]
- Black-crowned Night Heron [Glenmere Park]
- Marsh Wren [Weld CR 48]

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

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Date: 4/22/19 7:04 am
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Wren in Boulder 4/22
Hi Everyone, The Pacific Wren gave several "double Wilson's Warbler" calls, then hopped into view on the roots of a downed tree along the little creek that follows the LoBo trail west of 63rd just before 8 this morning 4/22.Mark Miller Longmont, CO Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 4/22/19 6:07 am
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chaetura swifts in Morgan County
Interestingly enough, I also had Chaetura swifts (two of them) fly across
highway 34 in eastern Morgan County yesterday afternoon. At the time I
thought it was cool to see Chimney Swifts migrating, then after about a
minute I remembered that, despite the warm weather, it was still
mid-April. Unfortunately I didn't find any county roads going north to
catch up with them, so I never got a better look at them.

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/22/19 5:48 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
PAWR continues in the same location. Between 63rd and Robinson Pl.



Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 4/22/19 4:47 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chaetura swift, Waneka Lake, Boulder County, Apr. 21
Hello, everybody.

Yesterday evening, Easter Sunday, Apr. 21, I saw a small swift over Waneka
Lake, Boulder County, that I thought was good for Vaux swift. I heard it
briefly, and it sure didn't sound like a chimney swift. However, I haven't
had much experience with listening to Vaux swifts since I lived in western
Nevada close to 20 years ago. I got some poor photos
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55242370>, but they might contain some
clues regarding wing shape. Also, there is the matter of date, as Apr. 21
would be the earliest documented occurrence of chimney swift in Boulder
County.

Other stuff in recent days at Waneka Lake and nearby Greenlee Preserve and
Hecla Pond: wood ducks and hooded mergansers, a Mexican duck x mallard
hybrid, 2 greater scaup, black-crowned night-heron, white-faced ibis,
bushtits at several places (including birds tending a nest), a marsh wren,
a long-staying white-throated sparrow, and yellow-rumped warblers on the
uptick.

Over at the Jasper Road playa near the Boulder Creek crossing at 109th St.,
eastern Boulder County, conditions are good for shorebirds. On Sat.
morning, Apr. 20, I saw greater and lesser yellowlegses there, plus a
long-billed curlew. And a Virginia rail was going off. The site might be
worth keeping an eye on for the next several weeks.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 4/22/19 3:43 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 22, 2019
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 22, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Tundra Swan (Kiowa)
Whimbrel (*Boulder, El Paso)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Adams, Morgan)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, Kiowa)
PACIFIC WREN (*Boulder)
SEDGE WREN (Boulder)
Worm-eating Warbler (Pueblo)
Nashville Warbler (El Paso)
Pine Warbler (Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Pitkin)
Townsend’s Warbler (Kiowa, *Prowers)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ADAMS COUNTY
—-On April 21 a Caspian Tern was reported at South Platte River/100th Ave (McKay Road) by Adam Vesely.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On April 21 a Pacific Wren was reported in a few different locations, primarily near LOBOS trail west of 63rd, on Robinson Place near Gunbarrel Commons Park (moving around approx btwn 4540 and 4698 Robinson Pl). First reported April 20 by John Tumasonis and on April 21 by Nathan Pieplow.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Michael King.
—-On April 21 a Whimbrel was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported in Louisville at Coal Creek between Warembourg Open Space and Community Park, where the trail runs north (approx. 200yds downstream of the bridge nearest to W. Cherry St), by Jack Bushong.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported with April 17 by Peter Burke.

EL PASO:
—-On April 19 a Nashville Warbler was reported at Sinton Pond Open Space. First reported April 8 by Monday Birders.
—-On April 19 a Whimbrel was reported at Book Dr, north of Enoch Road by Tyler Stewart.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 21 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Neegronda Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Tony Leukering.
—-On April 20 a Tundra Swan was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper; (5) Dunlin and a Stilt Sandpiper were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir. First reported April 15 by Mark Peterson.

MORGAN COUNTY:
—-On April 19 a Caspian Tern was reported at Jackson Reservoir-North by Scott Somershoe.

PITKIN COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by Rebecca Weiss.

PROWERS COUNTY:
—-On April 21 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lamar Community College Woods (north end) by Mark Miller.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Worm-eating Warbler was reported at Valco Ponds near the river at the eastern part of the parking lot, by MaryLynne Ketchum.
—-On April 17 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Pueblo City Park, east of Headquarter Building in tall sycamore tree, by Brandon Percival.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a Pine Warbler was reported in Wray (225 Cedar St) by Barry Southard.


Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Ketring Park
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, April 28
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mary Cay Burger & Robert Righter; (mcburger3 AT juno.com; 720-940-8394)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/21/19 7:37 pm
From: Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
The Wren put on a show in the same spot at 7:05 pm - after hearing a few rounds of calls, a small group of patient birders enjoyed good looks at the bird as it worked over the creek for ~2 minutes.

Good birding,

Dan Zmolek
Gunbarrel

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Date: 4/21/19 4:38 pm
From: Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Townsend's Warbler at Lamar Community College Woods (Prowers) 4/21
Hi Everyone,



On my way home from Kansas this weekend, I stopped at the Lamar Community
College Woods this morning 4/21. At the north end, I saw a male Townsends
Warbler and a male Orange-crowned Warbler (he kindly showed me his orange
crown; it was one of the brighter subspecies) among the many Yellow-rumps. A
Hermit Thrush was in the middle part of the woods, and a House Wren was busy
in the big brush pile at the south end.



Mark Miller

Longmont, CO



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Date: 4/21/19 4:34 pm
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer), 4/20-21 summary
Dave, you have well developed and accurate expectations. I spotted a dark
morph Broad-winged Hawk just this afternoon. Unfortunately, it didn't stick
around very long. I noticed it flying into the cemetery from the north, it
landed in an Elm near Laporte Ave but a Blue Jay harassed it and it soon
flew east paralleling Laporte.

David Wade
Ft Collins, CO

On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:01:01 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> *Highlights of a visit yesterday and another today, to Grandview Cemetery
> at the west terminus of Mountain Ave., FC:*
> Red-tailed Hawk pair nesting in southeastern corner, nest in a spruce
> Red-tailed Hawk pair nesting north of the cemetery behind the apartment
> complex, nest in Siberian elm
> Dark-eyed Junco (gray-headed individual singing) on 4/21 just w of entrance
> Lesser Goldfinch heard both days, FOY at Grandview
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird (2 males heard on 4/20, FOY at Grandview, no
> females or nest-building noted yet)
> Barn Swallow (1 investigating the intersection of Taft and LaPorte Avenues
> on 4/20 where they have nested historically, FOY at Grandview)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (at least 3 pairs will likely nest at Grandview)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (1 observed on 4/21, interior race)
> Black-capped Chickadee (thought I heard first of year begging by fledgling
> on 4/21)
> Bushtit (heard on 4/21)
> Pine Siskin (several pairs nesting at present, mostly in southeastern
> corner spruce)
> Great Horned Owl nest in Section H failed this year, probably due to harsh
> storms
> Hairy Woodpecker (f of mountain race seen on 4/20, saw same individual on
> 4/21 copulating with m which appeared to be eastern race)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (heard 1 on 4/21, FOY at Grandview)
>
> *no crossbills
> *expect to see Broad-winged Hawk any day now
> 21 species on 4/20, 23 on 4/21
>
> *Turkey Vultures have resumed urban roost on Mountain Avenue e of Shields
> per history of past few decades
>
> *Tree Swallow (pair investigating a metal pole with an opening in it near
> top and attached bat box, just east of fire station on the west side of
> Sheldon Lake in nearby City Park. To my knowledge they have never nested
> in the City Park/Grandview Cemetery area.)
>
> *Lesser Scaup, Northern Shoveler, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard,
> Canada Goose (few of each, all at Sheldon Lake in City Park, Cackling Geese
> appear to have moved on, as have Common Goldeneyes and Ruddy Duck).
>
> Dave Leatherman
> Fort Collins
>
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Date: 4/21/19 3:43 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sedge Wren, Louisville
Hi all,
Yesterday evening my brother and I observed a Sedge Wren along Coal Creek
between where Coal Creek trail crosses under W Cherry St. (near Warembourg
Open Space) and Louisville Community Park. It was a short distance (approx.
50 feet) south of the main trail in the cattails and willow thickets along
the creek. The wren was incredibly secretive (as most wrens are), and would
rarely perch for more than several seconds as it skulked through dense
vegetation. I returned this morning but could not relocate the bird.

Exact coordinates: 39.965007, -105.136341
Checklist with additional details:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55193747

39.965007, -105.136341
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 4/21/19 1:13 pm
From: R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Spring arrivals Boulder County
Since I enjoy reading “firsts” from other folk, here are my First of Year birds, butterflies, & blooms for Boulder County. Every day there seems to be something new.

April 3, mourning dove at our home on East Arapahoe
April 5, yellowlegs (greater?) and snipe just east of our home on East Arapahoe
April 7: Milbert’s tortoiseshells, pasqueflower, southern grasslands
April 9: Painted lady at our home on East Arapahoe
April 11: western bluebird, Say’s Phoebe at our home on East Arapahoe
April 12: blue-winged teal just east of our home on East Arapahoe
April 13: wood duck just east of our home on East Arapahoe
April 18: black-crowned night heron at Sawhill Ponds; Audubon’s warblers at our home on East Arapahoe; white pelicans, South Teller Lake
April 19: American avocets, just east of our home on East Arapahoe
April 20: yellow-headed blackbirds, Sombrero Marsh

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Date: 4/21/19 1:01 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer), 4/20-21 summary
Highlights of a visit yesterday and another today, to Grandview Cemetery at the west terminus of Mountain Ave., FC:
Red-tailed Hawk pair nesting in southeastern corner, nest in a spruce
Red-tailed Hawk pair nesting north of the cemetery behind the apartment complex, nest in Siberian elm
Dark-eyed Junco (gray-headed individual singing) on 4/21 just w of entrance
Lesser Goldfinch heard both days, FOY at Grandview
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (2 males heard on 4/20, FOY at Grandview, no females or nest-building noted yet)
Barn Swallow (1 investigating the intersection of Taft and LaPorte Avenues on 4/20 where they have nested historically, FOY at Grandview)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (at least 3 pairs will likely nest at Grandview)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1 observed on 4/21, interior race)
Black-capped Chickadee (thought I heard first of year begging by fledgling on 4/21)
Bushtit (heard on 4/21)
Pine Siskin (several pairs nesting at present, mostly in southeastern corner spruce)
Great Horned Owl nest in Section H failed this year, probably due to harsh storms
Hairy Woodpecker (f of mountain race seen on 4/20, saw same individual on 4/21 copulating with m which appeared to be eastern race)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (heard 1 on 4/21, FOY at Grandview)

*no crossbills
*expect to see Broad-winged Hawk any day now
21 species on 4/20, 23 on 4/21

*Turkey Vultures have resumed urban roost on Mountain Avenue e of Shields per history of past few decades

*Tree Swallow (pair investigating a metal pole with an opening in it near top and attached bat box, just east of fire station on the west side of Sheldon Lake in nearby City Park. To my knowledge they have never nested in the City Park/Grandview Cemetery area.)

*Lesser Scaup, Northern Shoveler, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, Canada Goose (few of each, all at Sheldon Lake in City Park, Cackling Geese appear to have moved on, as have Common Goldeneyes and Ruddy Duck).

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/21/19 11:32 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (21 Apr 2019) Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 86 87
Osprey 0 20 20
Bald Eagle 0 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 39 48
Cooper's Hawk 0 71 77
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 206 299
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 2 2
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 0 47 52
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 8 11

Total: 0 530 677
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Fernandez

Observers: Jeff Wang

Visitors:
Not many visitors and no one asked about Hawkwatch.


Weather:
Started out bright sunlight with breeze from the east and dark clouds to
the west. Winds increased and dark cloud cover increased to almost 100% by
10:30 MST. Then lightning stuck several times just beyond the ridge of the
western foothills and we called off the watch for the day. (PWS: Green
Mountain Summit.)

Raptor Observations:
Migrating Raptors: None.
Non-Migrating Raptors: One local Red-tailed Hawk low in Rooney Valley. One
Cooper's Hawk very deliberatly gliding (#2 height of flight) south.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard: Western Meadowlark (2), House Finch (1), Woodhouse's
Scrub-jay (3), Bushtit (1), Black-billed Magpie (2), Spotted Towhee (1).

Predictions:
Rain continues through Monday morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/21/19 11:24 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
Pacific Wren still present over last hour as described by Nathan Pieplow. Seen and heard by three of us.



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From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Date: 4/21/19 10:36 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: cobirds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder

Hello all,

I refound John Tumasonis's stub-tailed wren this morning, along the LOBO trail west of 63rd, east of Robinson Place in Gunbarrel. I didn't see it, but I got an audio recording of the call, which is a very good spectrographic match for Pacific. Caution is warranted since agitated Winters can sound very much like Pacifics. More audio recordings would be great. But after the initial burst of calls, the bird fell silent. It did not respond to playback of song or call of either wren species.

The bird was in a brush pile on the north side of the creek, pretty much directly south of the locally famous Great Horned Owl nest, which is inside the top of a broken-off cottonwood across the creek from the trail. Owlet and adult were in the nest this morning.

Here's the ebird checklist with the audio file:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55209761

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 4/21/19 11:22 am
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ruddy Turnstone in Bent County
Birders,

I heard and saw a Ruddy Turnstone on April 21 at Plover Point on the
north side of John Martin Reservoir. Plover Point is the second point
west of the boundary between JM State Park and JM SWA. It's base is
marked by large boulders and a trench. The Turnstone was on the tip of
the point just beyond a field fence put up in 2017 for predator control,
and does not mark a closure.

Two unprotected Piping Plovers were on the mainland adjacent to Gravel
Island, the large island just west of Plover Point. Please give them
space and approach on foot.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO



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Date: 4/21/19 9:36 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] probable Pacific Wren, Boulder
Hello all,

I refound John Tumasonis's stub-tailed wren this morning, along the LOBO
trail west of 63rd, east of Robinson Place in Gunbarrel. I didn't see it,
but I got an audio recording of the call, which is a very good
spectrographic match for Pacific. Caution is warranted since agitated
Winters can sound very much like Pacifics. More audio recordings would be
great. But after the initial burst of calls, the bird fell silent. It did
not respond to playback of song or call of either wren species.

The bird was in a brush pile on the north side of the creek, pretty much
directly south of the locally famous Great Horned Owl nest, which is inside
the top of a broken-off cottonwood across the creek from the trail. Owlet
and adult were in the nest this morning.

Here's the ebird checklist with the audio file:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55209761

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 4/21/19 9:00 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gray-headed Junco Nesting Activity - Centennial (Arapahoe)
Spring came on quick this week, with the arrival of Barn and Northern
Rough-winged Swallows and Swainson's Hawks in the little portion of west
Centennial I bird (Arapahoe).

But I'm writing because this morning, a pair of Dark-eyed Juncos
(Gray-headed) briefly showed signs of nest-building in my yard. Tragically
(for me), my dog inadvertently chased them away while running after a
robin. (I need to fence in the brush the birds like.) One of the juncos
picked up a long, stringy piece of grass and flew branch to branch looking
for a place to place it.

Do juncos sometimes begin nesting activities at lower altitudes, before
taking the real activity back into the mountains?

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 4/21/19 5:20 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 21, 2019
Date: Sunday , April 21, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 21, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Trumpeter Swan (Grand)
Tundra Swan (*Kiowa)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
Whimbrel (*Boulder, El Paso)
Dunlin (*Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, *Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (Morgan)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, *Kiowa)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Boulder)
SEDGE WREN (*Boulder)
Worm-eating Warbler (Pueblo)
Nashville Warbler (El Paso)
Pine Warbler (*Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Pitkin)
Townsend’s Warbler (*Kiowa)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP near the Marina & Dam. First reported April 14 by Cynthia Madsen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported in Louisville at Coal Creek between Warembourg Open Space and Community Park, where the trail runs north (approx. 200yds downstream of the bridge nearest to W. Cherry St), by Jack Bushong.
—-On April 20 a Whimbrel was reported at Boulder Reservoir by Michael King.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper was reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported with Whimbrel April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 17 a Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported in Longmont at the Peschel Open Space (take the sidewalk from the parking lot, you eventually cross the ditch and it was just passed the ditch) by Kat Bradley-Bennett. See COBirds Post on April 19 for more details.

EL PASO:
—-On April 19 a Nashville Warbler was reported at Sinton Pond Open Space. First reported April 8 by Monday Birders.
—-On April 19 a Whimbrel was reported at Book Dr, north of Enoch Road by Tyler Stewart.

GRAND COUNTY:
—-On April 18 (3) Trumpeter Swans were reported in Kremmling between 246O1-25099 on Hgwy 40 by Corinna Honscheid.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Neegronda Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Townsend’s Warbler was reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Tony Leukering.
—-On April 20 a Tundra Swan was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On April 20 a Pectoral Sandpiper; (5) Dunlin and a Stilt Sandpiper were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir. First reported April 15 by Mark Peterson.

MORGAN COUNTY:
—-On April 19 a Caspian Tern was reported at Jackson Reservoir-North by Scott Somershoe.

PITKIN COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by Rebecca Weiss.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Worm-eating Warbler was reported at Valco Ponds near the river at the eastern part of the parking lot, by MaryLynne Ketchum.
—-On April 17 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Pueblo City Park, east of Headquarter Building in tall sycamore tree, by Brandon Percival.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 20 a Pine Warbler was reported in Wray (225 Cedar St) by Barry Southard.


Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 720-277-7118)

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Ketring Park
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)

Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)
Sunday, April 28
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mary Cay Burger & Robert Righter; (mcburger3 AT juno.com; 720-940-8394)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110


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Date: 4/21/19 5:15 am
From: JohnT <j.eclectus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder County \ Weld County arrivals
Cobirders:
I've been doing my normal great horned owl tours and
surveys. This is my 21st year doing this amateur project, and I think this
year has been one of the best. Of the 17 owl nest sites monitored, the
average clutch size appears to be three (but if you want to get technical,
then 2.7). Of course while canvassing for owl nests, I bump into lots of
other things.

Of note for *Saturday April 20th:*

For *Boulder County*:

Great horned owl: 51 individuals at nest sites

Bald eagle: 16 - average clutch size 2, chicks of different sizes being fed

Osprey: 14 - virtually every "hack platform" has a pair now. The
interesting one is at Nelson and 75th, where the developers or the county
knocked down the hack box, and put up a tornado siren tower. Guess what
happened? Poetic justice I say. The sidewalk is covered with sticks
falling from 150 up on top of the tower where they built their nest. The
ospreys got the last laugh.

Coopers hawk - 8 - actively building nests. Its interesting to watch how
they select the most pliable braches to weave the nest

Red tailed hawk - dozens, all on nests now

Prairie falcon - 1 - Louisville

Myrtle warbler - 4 - Sawhills \ Walden

Audubon's warbler - 6 - Sawhills \ Walden

Wren species: WINTER or PACIFIC - I'm not good at differentiating the two
(east from west) unless I hear the song. Along the Lobo trail, from Twin
Lakes Gunbarrel, just west of 63rd near the owl nest site in a brush pile
by the ditch. Foraging actively on the ground, but staying in the shadows.

Marsh wren - 3 - at Cottonwood Marsh, and at Jim Hamm Park. The two at Jim
Hamm were actively chasing and singing.

Vesper sparrow - 1 - at McCall Lake

White crowned sparrow - 12 - Sawhills \ Walden, Louisville Open Space, and
Boulder County Open Space

American white pelican - two at McCall Lake

White throated swift - 6 - Meadow Park, Lyons

Broad tailed hummingbird - 1 - Meadow Park, Lyons

Yellow headed blackbird - 7 - Jim Hamm Park

Mountain bluebird - 12 - in various locations; already at higher
elevations like Myers Gulch in Boulder Mt Park

Bushtits - 30+ - throughout Louisville and Boulder Mt Park - numbers
increasing yearly. And they are staying in neighborhoods all year long.

Bull snake - 1st one this year - Sawhills \ Walden - note: bull snakes
prey on baby birds and birds eggs.

(for Boulder County records: coyote, cottontail, mule deer, fox squirrel,
black-tailed prairie dog, Abert's squirrel)



*Weld County*:

Great horned owl - 8 individuals at nest sites

Bald eagle - 8 individuals at nest sites

American avocet - 4 - Union Reservoir

Brown headed cowbird - 6 - S. Platte River bridge, Platteville

Barn swallow - dozens - S. Platte River bridge, Platteville

Cliff swallow - hundreds - S. Platte River bridge, Platteville

Wild turkey - 1 - male displaying - St Vrain River flood plain overlook -
Road 17 and Hwy 66

Western grebe - 12 - Union Reservoir


Flower note: blooming: cranesbill, dandelion, and pasque flower: Signal
the nesting of prairie and peregrine falcons, and black bears coming out of
hibernation


John T (Tumasonis) Louisville CO













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Date: 4/20/19 4:41 pm
From: Mary Geder <mfg5000...>
Subject: [cobirds] Whimbrel at Boulder Res
Remains as of 5:40.

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Date: 4/20/19 2:33 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Whimbrel (Boulder County)
Still here at 3:30 PM. Came right up the closed in area. Got photos and a video. Great looks. Wonder if it is the Lagerman bird?

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Date: 4/20/19 12:16 pm
From: 'Michael King' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Whimbrel (Boulder County)
There is a Whimbrel at the northwest corner of Boulder Reservoir. Solitary bird on mudflats in roped off area marked ‘do not enter’. Not far from parking lot at bend of 55th St. due south of Monarch Rd.

Michael King
Boulder

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Date: 4/20/19 10:36 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Warbler food
Going thru the eBird alert that entered my email this morning, I was particularly interested in a pic attached to Richard Bunn's checklist from Pueblo showing a worm-eating warbler probing a red, male cottonwood catkin. I am almost certain the target of such foraging are the larvae of catkin weevils in the genus Dorytomus. This was the subject of "The Hungry Bird" column in "Colorado Birds" in issue 45(2) back in April 2011. I think this is archived on the CFO website.

I was in Lamar last week and obtained the following photo of catkin weevils south of Granada. The larger female appears to be multi-tasking (feeding just prior to, or just after, mating). Its chewing jaws are at the distal end of the long black snout. These weevils overwinter in leaf litter, emerge, feed on catkins inside the flower buds, mate, lay eggs in the catkins, and the rather nondescript white larvae feed among the pollen-producing flowers of cottonwood during primetime for spring warbler migration. They drop to the leaf litter to pupate in late spring/early summer, turn into adults and repeat the process the following spring. The other photo below shows the red male catkins that will appear after the yellowish flower buds (like the one the weevils in the photo are on) expand.

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While there was not a lot of landbird activity in the Lamar area while I was there during three different April visits, what I did see was mostly in cottonwoods (white-crowned sparrows, house finches, red-winged blackbirds, northern cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers). All but the warblers were indiscriminately eating the nutrient-rich catkins themselves. The yellow-rumps engaged in more careful examinations consistent with hunting for weevil larvae.

I also noted a fair number of yellow-rumps feeding on bibionid flies (also called March flies, lovebugs). These black, midgelike, slow-flying flies are common this time of year at Lamar Community College Woods and many other near-water locations, usually on understory vegetation. Their habit of copulating on the wing led to their being called "lovebugs". I have seen bibionids be the subject of warbler foraging on many April-May occasions, particularly on windy days when the flies can be found down low on vegetation in calm microsites within the larger wind-whipped habitat situation. Day before yesterday, as quite strong winds blew for the second straight day from the north, joining the warblers getting these flies were r-c kinglets, robins and a hermit thrush in the soapberry thicket at the calm south end of LCC. The following poor photos show a yellow-rump surrounded by several airborn March flies (taken a few years ago at LCC) and a cropped telephoto of a March fly.

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Gall-making psyllids have emerged from overwintering sites in tree trunk bark (or are in the process of emerging) and are busy laying eggs on expanding hackberry leaf buds, so hackberry is also a good place to check for neotropical migrants at present. I saw both yellow-rumps and ruby-crowned kinglets in Lamar in hackberry.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/20/19 9:49 am
From: Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Great horned owl on my porch this morning. Severance, CO
Hi, Joan -

How did your owl fare? Was it healthy and flew off under its own steam?

Thanx,
Bill Millefr

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:53 AM Michael T <raptordefender...> wrote:

> Hello Joan,
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> That owl doesn't look too spunky. Have you approached it to see how it
> responds to your presence?
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> Michael C.Tincher
> Rehabilitation Coordinator
> Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
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Date: 4/20/19 8:35 am
From: Mary Cay <mcburger3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nathhan Pieplow at DFO Monday April 22
Monday, April 22 Monthly Program and Denver Field Ornithologists Annual Meeting, The Secret Lives of Ducks by Nathan Pieplow will be held at Unity Spiritual Center of Denver, 3121 S.University Blvd. Meet & greet at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7 pm.Nathan Pieplow is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds, the western volume of which will was just published (April 2). An avid bird sound recordist and videographer, he writes the bird sound blog Earbirding.com, is an author of the Colorado Birding Trail, and is the former editor of Colorado Birds. He teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder.Duck courtship displays are often accompanied by dramatic vocalizations that go way beyond &ldquo;quack.&rdquo; In this talk, Nathan Pieplow will introduce us to the communications systems of ducks and touch on the wilder aspects of their reproductive biology.DFO meetings are FREE and open to the public. Mary Cay Burger, DFO Membership
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Date: 4/20/19 6:01 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Swamp Sparrow - Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo 4/20
This morning the wintering *Swamp Sparrow* was singing in my front yard at
6:36 am. I'm not sure, but I expect it is a rare event to hear a singing
Swamp Sparrow in Colorado!

When I first heard the song - in this case a simple junco-like trill - the
bird was out of view and I did not immediately recognize who was singing.
After a few renditions I suspected it was the Swamp, which was soon
confirmed when he flew into the open to forage. he only sang about 7 times.
Hopefully next time I'll be faster on the draw to get a recording. I tried
playing a recording of a song while the bird was in view, but it showed no
apparent interest, which has been the standard response over the months it
has been here on the few occasions I played a recording.

He has gotten brighter now, with lovely red on the crown and contrasting
black at the edge of the crown.

This morning he spent some time foraging under a parked car, and hoping
about in the open on the asphalt of my cul-de-sac. Crazy.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 4/20/19 1:50 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 20, 2019
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 20, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
Trumpeter Swan (Grand)
Tundra Swan (Mesa)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
White-throated Swift (Broomfield)
Whimbrel (Boulder, *El Paso)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Boulder, Kiowa)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Kiowa, Larimer)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa, *Morgan)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, Kiowa)
Green Heron (Weld)
Glossy Ibis (La Plata)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Boulder)
Worm-eating Warbler (Pueblo)
Nashville Warbler (*El Paso)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Pitkin)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP near the Marina & Dam. First reported April 14 by Cynthia Madsen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Whimbrel and (2) Pectoral Sandpipers were reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.
—-On April 17 a Ash-throated Flycatcher was reported in Longmont at the Peschel Open Space (take the sidewalk from the parking lot, you eventually cross the ditch and it was just passed the ditch) by Kat Bradley-Bennett. See COBirds Post on April 19 for details.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a White-throated Swift was reported at South Arista by Chipper Phillips.

EL PASO:
—-On April 19 a Nashville Warbler was reported at Sinton Pond Open Space. First reported April 8 by Monday Birders.
—-On April 19 a Whimbrel was reported at Book Dr, north of Enoch Road by Tyler Stewart.

GRAND COUNTY:
—-On April 18 (3) Trumpeter Swans were reported in Kremmiling between 246O1-25099 on Hgwy 40 by Corinna Honscheid.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 19 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a Caspian Tern was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a Pectoral Sandpiper and (5) Dunlin were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by David Tonnessen.

LA PLATA:
—-On April 16 a Glossy Ibis was reported at Pastorius Reservoir. First reported April 15 by Susan Allerton.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir. First reported April 13 by Andy Bankert.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 16 (3) Tundra Swan were reported on the Colorado River, heading south from mm48, by Sue Riffe.

MORGAN COUNTY:
—-On April 19 a Caspian Tern was reported at Jackson Reservoir-North by Scott Somershoe

PITKIN COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by Rebecca Weiss.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Worm-eating Warbler was reported at Valco Ponds near the river at the eastern part of the parking lot, by MaryLynne Ketchum.
—-On April 17 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Pueblo City Park, east of Headquarter Building in tall sycamore tree, by Brandon Percival.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On April 16 a Green Heron was reported in Ft Collins at CR 13 (~1 mi. S Hinkley Lk) by Sheila Webber.


Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Mt. Falcon Park
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 720-277-7118)

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/19/19 2:30 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (19 Apr 2019) 15 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 86 87
Osprey 0 20 20
Bald Eagle 0 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 39 48
Cooper's Hawk 2 71 77
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1 206 299
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 2 2
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 0 47 52
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 4 8 11

Total: 15 530 677
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Debbie James

Observers: David Gubenkaian

Visitors:
Good Friday pilgrims were up at the station first thing in the morning.
They left after an hour, and praying the Rosary, to join scores of others
climbing up to Mother Cabrini Shrine. Since it was such a beautiful day,
the trail was very busy with hikers and bikers. One couple stopped to talk
about migrating hawks.


Weather:
Warm weather started at 16 degrees Celcius at the beginning of watch and
went up to 20 in three hours. Completely clear sky. There was a haze for
two hours which made seeing high flying migrators nearly impossible. It
burned off by noon.

Raptor Observations:
All but a few migrators were flying very high, and nearly all activity took
place near 1-70 and Mother Cabrini. The first hour's TV and Cooper's Hawks
flew close or over the Ridge. Nice once again to see Broad-winged Hawks
come through. Local Hawks: 3 Red-tailed Hawks--two involved in courting
behavior; 2 Golden Eagles; and 4 Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Other species seen or heard: 4 Black-billed Magpie; 3 House Finch; 3
Meadowlark; 1 Rock Wren (up near the station on the west side rocks); 1
Townsend Solitaire; 14 White-throated swifts; 1 Spotted Towhee; 1 Northern
Flicker; 11 Common Raven--(including 8 in a kettle above towers on Mt.
Morrison); 1 American Crow; and 1 Woodhouse's Scrub Jay.

Predictions:
Seems migration is slowing down.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/19/19 1:16 pm
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher east of Longmont
During our monthly bird census for the City of Longmont on the Peschel open
space, Jamie Simo and I found an Ash-throated Flycatcher feeding. If you
take the sidewalk from the parking lot, you eventually cross the ditch and
it was just passed the ditch that we found the bird Wednesday morning.
Sadly, the bird quickly moved way out of range for any photos but we could
clearly see the rusty wing patch and the rusty color on the tail.

We also found a Swamp Sparrow, a Sage Thrasher, and quite a few
Great-tailed Grackles.

Kat Bradley-Bennett, Longmont

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Date: 4/19/19 12:57 pm
From: Suke C Lee <mclee72...>
Subject: [cobirds] Broad-winged Hawk, Ek Paso CO
At Sinton Pond, Colorado Springs,
Suke and Cici Lee and Rob Hinds
El Paso County
Colorado Springs

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Date: 4/19/19 11:54 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Call re: Common Loon -Adams County (S. Platte/88th Area)
Hi All-
I just received a call from James Frasher about a Common Loon; ~20 Ruddy Ducks; several American Avocets; and many Scaup sp. in the gravel ponds at the South Platte River/88th Ave area.

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
RBA Compiler
Aurora, CO

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Date: 4/19/19 4:19 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 19, 2019
Date: Friday, April 19, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 19, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
Trumpeter Swan (*Grand)
Tundra Swan (Mesa)
Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe)
White-throated Swift (Broomfield)
Whimbrel (*Boulder)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, Kiowa)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Kiowa, Larimer)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, Kiowa)
Green Heron (Weld)
Glossy Ibis (La Plata)
Cassin’s Vireo (Yuma)
Worm-eating Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Pitkin)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP near the Marina & Dam. First Reported April 14 by Cynthia Madsen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Whimbrel and (2) Pectoral Sandpipers were reported at Lagerman Reservoir. First reported April 17 by Peter Burke.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a White-throated Swift was reported at South Arista by Chipper Phillips.

GRAND COUNTY:
—-On April 18 (3) Trumpeter Swans were reported in Kremmiling between 246O1-25099 on Hgwy 40 by Corinna Honscheid.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported on April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a Caspian Tern was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a Pectoral Sandpiper and (5) Dunlin were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by David Tonnessen.

LA PLATA:
—-On April 16 a Glossy Ibis was reported at Pastorius Reservoir. First reported on April 15 by Susan Allerton.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by Andy Bankert.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 16 (3) Tundra Swan were reported on the Colorado River, heading south from mm48, by Sue Riffe.

PITKIN COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by Rebecca Weiss.h

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 18 a Worm-eating Warbler was reported at Valco Ponds near the river at the eastern part of the parking lot, by MaryLynne Ketchum.
—-On April 17 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Pueblo City Park, east of Headquarter Building in tall sycamore tree, by Brandon Percival.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On April 16 a Green Heron was reported in Ft Collins at CR 13 (~1 mi. S Hinkley Lk) by Sheila Webber.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a possible Cassin’s Vireo was reported at Stalker Pond SWA, flying off towards the Wray Fish Hatchery, by Lori Zabel.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Mt. Falcon Park
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 720-277-7118)

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/18/19 8:01 pm
From: cteuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck continues, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County
The female Long-tailed Duck continued today. She was swimming, feeding, and
preening close to the dam face on the Cherry Creek Dam trail, northwest of
the marina. Six American Pipits on the rocky dam face were also present.
Cheryl Teuton
Aurora

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Date: 4/18/19 3:18 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (18 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 80 81
Osprey 1 20 20
Bald Eagle 0 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 39 48
Cooper's Hawk 1 69 75
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 3 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3 205 298
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 2 2
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 1 47 52
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7

Total: 9 515 662
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Roger Rouch

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
There was a chilly feel to the air in spite of Weather Underground's
moderate temperatures from the high 40's to the low 60's. The wind was
from easterly directions about 2 bft. to 3 bft. Mostly cloudy until the
last hour when the sun broke through. Low clouds obscured the south horizon
and the hills south of Mt. Morrison most of the morning, although overhead
visibility was decent. A few mid-morning rain drops.

Raptor Observations:
An Osprey and a Broad-winged passed over Rooney Road below eye level in
the first hour (8:00-9:00 MST). The remainder of the migrants were at
various elevations overhead, including the limit of binoculars, and
somewhat evenly spaced through the day. The only resident raptors were a
sole Red-tailed hunting over the Rooney Valley and a male Kestrel perched
on the power line.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard: Western Bluebird (2), Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Western
Meadow Lark, Common Raven, American Crow. An interesting group of 15 or 20
unid. gulls traveled north along the west flank of Green Mountain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/18/19 9:20 am
From: kickback <bill_kosar...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Evening Grosbeaks, Colo Spgs, El Paso, Co, Wed.
I had a pair at my feeder this morning in Colorado Springs, we had about 4
pairs last year that stayed around for quite a while.

Bill Kosar

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:57:55 AM UTC-6, Steve wrote:
>
> Hi COBirders,
>
> I just had a good surprise, a pair of adult Evening Grosbeaks in my yard
> mist net, and another two watching closely from a nearby tree. This is only
> the third time I've had this species in my yard in NW COS in 30 years, and
> never in spring. The two netted ones I banded.
>
> Also, yesterday I caught my FOS Lincoln's Sparrow in the yard, only the
> 5th I've seen here, and 2nd banded.
>
> I still have a handful of mixed juncos around, all new ones, and not among
> the winter residents I already banded.
>
> Birds are moving!
> (And for those interested, I plan to resume banding operations at Clear
> Spring Ranch around 4/30.)
>
> Steve Brown
> Colorado Springs,
> Mountain Shadows neighborhood
>
> Sent from my iPad

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Date: 4/18/19 8:03 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Worm-eating Warbler Pueblo
The Ketchum's found a Worm-eating Warbler in the eastern part of the
parking lot at Valco Ponds in Pueblo, near the River.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 4/18/19 3:32 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 18, 2019
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 18, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
Tundra Swan (Mesa)
Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe)
White-throated Swift (Broomfield)
Whimbrel (*Boulder)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Boulder, Kiowa)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Kiowa, Larimer)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, Kiowa)
Green Heron (Weld)
Glossy Ibis (La Plata)
Cassin’s Vireo (*Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Note, migrating shorebirds are now being reported at several locations. See COBirds for details of recent reports in Kiowa and Boulder Counties.
For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 17 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP near the Marina & Dam. First Reported April 14 by Cynthia Madsen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On April 17 a Whimbrel and a Pectoral Sandpiper were reported at Lagerman Reservoir by Peter Burke.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a White-throated Swift was reported at South Arista by Chipper Phillips.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 17 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported on April 12 by David Suddjian.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a Caspian Tern was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a Pectoral Sandpiper and (5) Dunlin were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by David Tonnessen.

LA PLATA:
—-On April 16 a Glossy Ibis was reported at Pastorius Reservoir. First reported on April 15 by Susan Allerton.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by Andy Bankert.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 16 (3) Tundra Swan were reported on the Colorado River, heading south from mm48, by Sue Riffe.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On April 17 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Pueblo City Park, east of Headquarter Building in tall sycamore tree, by Brandon Percival.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On April 16 a Green Heron was reported in Ft Collins at CR 13 (~1 mi. S Hinkley Lk) by Sheila Webber.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a possible Cassin’s Vireo was reported at Stalker Pond SWA, flying off towards the Wray Fish Hatchery, by Lori Zabel.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Mt. Falcon Park
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 720-277-7118)

Pawnee National Grasslands (Weld County)
Tuesday, April 23
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (<dsuddjian...>: 831-713-8659)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, April 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/18/19 12:27 am
From: Kyle Medina <kmedina419...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-faced Ibis Photographed
Just saw on Facebook a White-Faced Ibis was photographed in Estes Park
(Marys Lake). Was posted 4/17, and said was photographed that day.

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Date: 4/17/19 7:55 pm
From: Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Whimbrel photo from Lagerman Res (Boulder) 4/17
Hi Everyone,



I visited Lagerman Reservoir in Longmont (Boulder Co) today 4/17. I was able
to refind the Whimbrel and the Marbled Godwit fairly quickly. The Pectoral
Sandpiper took a little longer. A Semipalmated Plover, a Lesser Yellowlegs,
multiple Greater Yellowlegs, multiple American Avocets, and a Least
Sandpiper were also there. Here is a cropped photo of the Whimbrel.







The others were too far away.



Mark Miller

Longmont, CO

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Date: 4/17/19 7:29 pm
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bonaparte’s Gulls in Jefferson county
Chris Wood, Matt Clark et al. You better show me better than heard only/seen flyover. The birds are not there. Help me help you.
Photographic would go a long way.
Art Hudak
City of Denver,
County of Denver.

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Date: 4/17/19 6:06 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (17 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 79 80
Osprey 2 19 19
Bald Eagle 0 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 39 48
Cooper's Hawk 3 68 74
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 202 295
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 2 2
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 6 9
American Kestrel 3 46 51
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 12
Unknown Buteo 1 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 1 4 7

Total: 13 506 653
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Commercon

Observers:

Visitors:
The few visitors that came up to the platform seemed only interested in the
view.


Weather:
The mostly-cloudy day averaged about 80-percent, thick, cloud-cover but the
sky opened up for a while (50-percent cloud-cover) toward the end of the
watch right after about a half-hour of light rain. The winds (mostly bft
2-3) were generally from the northeast and east. Temperatures rose from 11
C to 15 C. Visibility was acceptable; there was a light haze to the south.

Raptor Observations:
A little more than half of the migrating raptors today passed by in the
hour-and-a-half before 11:00am MST, perhaps trying to get ahead of the
weather. Most were studies in silhouette recognition and flight-style,
given the high heights-of-flight (HF3-4) and the gray lighting available
during most of this time period. The next hour or so had no noted migrants,
until the third Cooper’s Hawk of the day was seen moving north, high over
the west-side valley; it was interesting to watch it veer NW then more WNW
just as the swath of light drizzly rain moving in from the north began in
earnest. Near the end of the half-hour of light rain, an Osprey was spotted
moving up Rooney Valley past the north end of Green Mountain. After the
rain ceased and the northern sky opened up a bit, two migrants passed high
over the Ridge in quick succession: a nicely-lit female American Kestrel
and, the highlight of the day, an adult Broad-winged Hawk.
The local Red-tailed Hawks were out and about but were out-done by the
Turkey Vultures which roamed high and low, and up and down the ridges and
valleys, almost incessantly. A local adult Golden Eagle also came south and
soared east across southern Rooney Valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two groups of several male and female Western Bluebirds were seen moving
along the Ridge; each group stopped in a few trees near the platform,
appearing to call to each other and gather up together before taking off
again on their journey. Also seen or heard were Western Meadowlark,
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Spotted Towhee, Townsend's Solitaire, Common Raven,
Bushtit, Dark-eyed Junco, Tree Swallow, American Crow, and White-throated
Swift. A Fox Squirrel was seen in the dead tree south-east of the platform.
At least two Mule Deer were seen on Green Mountain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/17/19 4:34 pm
From: Jace Wesley Brasher <vwjace...>
Subject: [cobirds] Marsh wren
One adult marsh wren at morey wildlife reserve. Easy to find, but beware of the ticks. They are everywhere.

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Date: 4/17/19 3:53 pm
From: Peter <peterburke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pectoral Sandpiper, Whimbrel and Marbled Godwit at Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County
COBirders, there are 10 species of shorebird at Lagerman this evening.

Ah spring!

From Peter's iPhone

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Date: 4/17/19 3:31 pm
From: Scott <pygmyowl...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Odd Looking Bird ID? [Boulder]
Looks like a rock pigeon to me

Scott Rashid

Estes Park

On 4/17/2019 3:39 PM, 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Birder posted this photo asking for help. Pigeon of some sort??
>
> * http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/photos/view/61/941
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
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Date: 4/17/19 2:40 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Odd Looking Bird ID? [Boulder]
Hi all

Birder posted this photo asking for help. Pigeon of some sort??

- http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/photos/view/61/941

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 4/17/19 2:04 pm
From: Lori Zabel <zabel628...>
Subject: [cobirds] Possible Cassin's Vireo - Yuma County
My husband, a casual but observant birder, insists he saw and heard a
singing Cassin's Vireo at Stalker Pond SWA on April 14th. We were with a
group from Boulder Audubon but unfortunately he was the only one to see it.
I am posting it here in case anyone has plans to visit that area. A check
on eBird showed that there have been several sightings in the area since
2013, including a May 1st, 2016 bird at the Wray Fish Hatchery, just north
of Stalker Pond.

He saw the bird in one of the thickets of trees along the foot path on the
north side of the pond about 250 yards from the dam. It flew off in the
direction of the hatchery.

Lori Zabel
Fort Collins, CO


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Date: 4/17/19 1:10 pm
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] SE Colorado 4-16
Tom Whitten and I visited three Kiowa County Reservoirs yesterday, seeing
our first of the year Swainson's Hawk on Hwy 287 and then arriving at
Neenoshe Reservoir at 6:45 a.m. They've thinned and partially cleared the
west-side locust grove there, it doesn't look ideal. The two-track that
goes north into a peninsula hosted some Baird's, Least, Solitary, and one
Semipalmated Sandpiper, both Yellowlegs, and off to our left a bit were
three Snowy Plover. Also my first Vesper and Savannah Sparrows of the year.

At Upper Queens Reservoir we saw a very large white gull Way across on the
northeast side but weren't able to confirm whether it was the
Glaucous-winged Gull found by Mark Peterson. Three white geese mixed in
with American White Pelicans in the same area also went unidentified.

Lower Queens had an amazing amount of American Avocet, we estimated well
over 100, seriously, and a lot of Yellowlegs, probably 30, mostly Lesser.
Working in up to a foot of water made it look like many of these three
species were swimming, and the vocalization between the three was pretty
darn noisy. Two Black-necked Stilts, 33 White-faced Ibis between two
groups, roughly 30 Long-billed Dowitchers in the northwest corner, about 8
Baird's Sandpipers.

At Thurston Reservoir (Prowers Co) we were greeted by about 20 Sandhill
Cranes lifting up from the field north of the water, a few remaining to
feed. Many American Avocets including a group of 23 in the air, not
agreeing on where to land. Pied-billed Grebes were issuing their loud calls
around the reservoir, that one is quite a tune.

Adobe Creek Reservoir was lower than I'd ever seen it, separating into two
bodies of water with all edges far from the roads. I think the western one
of the two is in Bent County, among many American Avocets there (probably
30) were two Marbled Godwits.

At Lake Meredith (Crowley Co) we saw a weathered-looking adult Herring
Gull, a Clark's Grebe, and American Pipits. Then we jumped across the road
to Lake Henry to find...nothing much.

In all of those travels covering a lot of ground we saw a healthy number of
Loggerhead Shrikes,13 duck species, 12 burrowing Owls, a few Barn Swallows
and 2 Cliff Swallows, a raven we'd like to call Chihuahuan, very few
raptors, and had the feeling that everything we didn't see is just about to
show up. Spring has sprung.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

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Date: 4/17/19 9:39 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant
10:30 AM in SE corner of lake successfully fishing with 3 other DCCOs.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 4/17/19 8:06 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler at Pueblo City Park
Just saw this bird east of HQ building in tall sycamore tree at Pueblo City
Park in Pueblo County, 17 April. Chipping some, not singing so far.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 4/17/19 7:58 am
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Evening Grosbeaks, Colo Spgs, El Paso, Co, Wed.
Hi COBirders,

I just had a good surprise, a pair of adult Evening Grosbeaks in my yard mist net, and another two watching closely from a nearby tree. This is only the third time I've had this species in my yard in NW COS in 30 years, and never in spring. The two netted ones I banded.

Also, yesterday I caught my FOS Lincoln's Sparrow in the yard, only the 5th I've seen here, and 2nd banded.

I still have a handful of mixed juncos around, all new ones, and not among the winter residents I already banded.

Birds are moving!
(And for those interested, I plan to resume banding operations at Clear Spring Ranch around 4/30.)

Steve Brown
Colorado Springs,
Mountain Shadows neighborhood

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Date: 4/17/19 7:26 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant
Still at Hine Lake at Robert A Easton Park this morning.

Dale Pate
Littleton, CO

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Date: 4/17/19 2:09 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf; <ahilf...>
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 17, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!

CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
(*) indicates new information on this species.

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

Tundra Swan (*Mesa)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
White-throated Swift (Broomfield)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Kiowa)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Kiowa, Larimer)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Jefferson, Kiowa)
Green Heron (*Weld)
Glossy Ibis (*La Plata)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)

For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP near the Marina & Dam. First Reported April 14 by Cynthia Madsen.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a White-throated Swift was reported at South Arista by Chipper Phillips.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On April 16 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Robert A Easton Regional Park. First reported on April 12 by David Suddjian.
—-On April 11 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Belmar Park by Ben Bezuidenhout.
—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by Chris Wood.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 15 a Caspian Tern was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a Pectoral Sandpiper and (5) Dunlin were reported at Lower Queens Reservoir by Mark Peterson.
—-On April 15 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by David Tonnessen.

LA PLATA:
—-On April 16 a Glossy Ibis was reported at Pastorius Reservoir. First reported on April 15 by Susan Allerton.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir. First reported on April 13 by by Andy Bankert.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 16 (3) Tundra Swan were reported on the Colorado River, heading south from mm48, by Sue Riffe.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On April 16 a Green Heron was reported in Ft Collins at CR 13 (~1 mi. S Hinkley Lk) by Sheila Webber.

Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org

Southwestern Metro Area
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (daleplate AT gmail.com; 575-706-4584)

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Mt. Falcon Park
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 720-277-7118)

Good Birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
(303) 888-5110

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Date: 4/16/19 10:26 am
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] A note on recent Kiowa goodies
All:
Despite my getting credit in this venue for some “good” birds down here, I deserve very little of the credit.
DUNLIN — Mark Peterson called me on 15 Apr to tell me that there were 5 (FIVE!!) at Lower Queens, along with a good selection of other shorebird species, including a WHIMBREL that did not have the decency to be present or visible when I got there.  Also here and found by Mark were 2 STILT SANDPIPERS and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (both species are early[ish]). While the eBird filter would not have objected to a single SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, it did object to FIVE of them.  It also objected to counts of 51 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 17 GREATER YELLOWLEGS.  While the filter did not object to the 30+ LESSER YELLOWLEGS, we enjoyed the extensive calling and occasional singing by that species.
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL — This adult in alternate plumage at Upper Queens Reservoir was found on 13 April by David Tønnessen and David Dowell. I have simply followed in their footsteps, seeing it every day 13-15 April. It can be quite hard to pick out from the W boat ramp from the mass of loafing birds on the E beach, as it is usually among, and hidden by, cormorants and pelicans.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL — I found single adults (both in alternate plumage) at Upper Queens and Neenoshe on 14 Apr.  also present on this date here were at least 3 (possibly 5) HERRING GULLS (1-3 adults in alternate plumage and two first-cycle birds).
CASPIAN TERN — An adult found by Mark Peterson on 15 Apr at Upper Queens. Also present and found by Mark was an adult Forster’s Tern.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT — When Mark and I returned to Upper Queens after ogling the first decent shorebird hit of the spring (at Lower Queens; see above), Mark carefully scanned the loafing cormorants looking for a Neotrop.  He was successful at finding an apparent adult.
Recent eBird checklists of interest:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54930626

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54955860

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54957258

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54958838

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54999226

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54999186

Enjoy,
Tony
Tony LeukeringWiley, CO

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Date: 4/16/19 9:53 am
From: Michael T <raptordefender...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Great horned owl on my porch this morning. Severance, CO
Hello Joan,

That owl doesn't look too spunky. Have you approached it to see how it
responds to your presence?

Michael C.Tincher
Rehabilitation Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program



On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:59:19 AM UTC-6, Joan Glabach wrote:
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Date: 4/15/19 7:58 pm
From: 'Rosanne Juergens' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snowy Egret, Littleton
"The" Snowy Egret is back at Sterne Park (pond) today. Also Common
Mergansers, Double-crested Cormorants, CAGO, and Mallards. There have been
Wood Ducks there too although I didn't spy it today.

Rosanne Juergens
Centennial, CO

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Date: 4/15/19 7:47 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mexican Duck and others, Summit
Hi all,
This past weekend my brother and I birded extensively around Summit County
and found a few interesting birds in the wake of the recent storm. On
Saturday (4/13), there was an apparently pure Mexican Duck as well as three
other Mexican Ducks or Mexican Duck x Mallard hybrids at Angler Lakes in
Silverthorne. Also present were a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, male Barrow's
Goldeneye, and a Lesser Yellowlegs likely forced down by the snow flurries.
In the Silverthorne Wildernest Area nearby, there were three Black
Rosy-Finches among the more common species. The following day we returned
to Angler Lakes and found two early Barn Swallows, a handful of Northern
Shovelers, and one duck hybrid. In the ponds along Hwy 9 there were eight
Wilson's Snipe, and at Ute Pass Road we had a flyover flock of Horned
Larks. Dillon Reservoir was largely frozen, and in the few areas which were
devoid of ice there were relatively few waterfowl. Around Frisco there was
an early Red-naped Sapsucker, and the White-throated Sparrow continued in a
private community south of the town. Also present were Red Crossbills,
Evening and Pine Grosbeaks, and Cassin's Finch.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 4/15/19 6:31 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (15 Apr 2019) 27 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 12 79 80
Osprey 2 15 15
Bald Eagle 0 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 32 41
Cooper's Hawk 2 58 64
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 200 293
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 1 6 9
American Kestrel 3 43 48
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 1 3 6

Total: 27 473 620
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Commercon

Observers: Ajit Antony, Liza Antony, Mike Ramee

Visitors:
Ajit and Liza Antony arrived early and were skilled spotters, holding down
the west side, catching high and distant raptors, which were par for the
course today. Up for a few hours, Mike Ramee also arrived early, and helped
spot, catching the two Ospreys moving together north along Green Mountain.
Later, when the migrants slowed, he shared some of the history of the
HawkWatch site. Somewhat unusually, several of the visitors to the
platform were actually interested to know what we were doing and did not
come up just for the view. A pair of women hikers, who had visited before,
stopped by early to see what had been seen and were interested to hear
about raptor migration strategies such as riding orographic lift along the
ridge or employing thermals to gain height for gliding; not long afterwards
another pair of hiking women, Bev and Daria, also stopped by to see if they
could catch anything migrating by. Two other hikers were able to see a
Turkey Vulture migrating northward over the west-side valley. In the
afternoon, a few more hikers inquired about the raptor monitoring station
and raptor migration.


Weather:
A partly-cloudy day with mobile cloud-cover averaging about 70-percent.
Winds (bft 2-4) were initially from the northwest but had shifted easterly
by about 9:30am MST. Temperatures rose from 11.5 C to 18 C. Visibility was
good.

Raptor Observations:
By far, the majority of the migrants today were high and to the west,
either high over the west-side valley or high over the western ridges. The
average height-of-flight after 9am MST was HF4 (visible by 10X binocs).
Many of the spotted accipiters were scoped for identification by Ajit
Antony (thanks!). A group of seven Turkey Vulture migrants were spotted
high to the south over the Ridge and eventually streamed steadily to the
northwest. In the early morning, a Peregrine shot along the Ridge near the
platform. Also early on, two Ospreys moved north along the top of Green
Mountain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard were Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, American Robin,
Townsend's Solitaire, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Western Meadowlark,
Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, White-throated Swift,
Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Tree Swallow, nuthatch species,
and Bushtit.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/15/19 9:51 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Another The "Nunn Guy" Field Trip: Early Spring on the Pawnee
Hi all

As I mentioned in previous post here is trip I am leading this upcoming
Saturday on Pawnee NG:

- http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/event/287

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

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Date: 4/15/19 9:36 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (14 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 67 68
Osprey 2 13 13
Bald Eagle 2 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 29 38
Cooper's Hawk 3 56 62
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 198 291
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 5 8
American Kestrel 0 40 45
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 14 446 593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Fernandez

Observers: David Gulbenkian, Jeff Wang

Visitors:
Jeff Wang held watch from 0700-0900 MST, reporting a local Red-tailed. Then
about noon MST, David Gulbenkian arrived to help. Mitchell Blystone, out
for a hike and a day off stopped by to say hello at 1130 MST. Thanks
Mitchell, what committment! One runner (describing herself as a beginner
birder) asked about what we were doing and took a DinoHawk card. Jeff and
David departed at 1300 MST.

Sidebar: Matthews-Winters was closed today due to muddy trails (sign read:
Closed for resource protection and visitor safety due to muddy trails;
strictly enforced, minimum fine $150). Good thing Jeffco didn't close
Dinosaur Ridge too.


Weather:
Cloud cover changed around all day with high cirrus above and cumulus
below. At one point the wind on the platform was from the southeast but the
clouds were moving over from the west. Even without birds the sky was
pretty entertaining today. At 12:30 MST the wind on the ridge shifted to
come from the west and with sudden new force at 7 BFT for about an hour.
After that the winds continued from the west gusting up 5-6 BTF rest of
watch. Good cloud cover most of the day. (PWS Idledale)

Raptor Observations:
Migrating Raptors: The two Bald Eagles (one adult, the other a 4/5th year)
spent a lot of time circling overhead, within unaided view, gaining
elevation. Same with Osprey and Cooper's, who seemed to appear from below
eye level on the east side of the ridge and circle up at the north end.

One of the birds listed as a Red-tailed Hawk was a dark morph, but there's
a friendly debate, with the aid of Jeff's photos, that it may be a
Ferruginous.

Non-Migrating Raptors: Tracked a minimum of three local Red-tailed Hawk
individuals repeatedly during the day. A local Cooper's Hawk cycled up and
down above Matthews-Winters Park. An American Kestrel (male) hover hunted
over the west side of the ridge the entire time I trekked down at end of
watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard: Spotted Towhee (1), Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (1),
Townsend's Solitaire (1), House Finch (1), American White Pelican (2),
Black-billed Magpie (1), Common Raven (4), and White Throated Swift (5).

Predictions:
Monday the warm-up continues.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123


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Date: 4/15/19 8:42 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Longspurs, Owls and Others/Weld
Hi all

One location correction, should read:

- Chestnut-collared Longspur - 9+ near Weld CR 114/45 and along Weld CR
49 *NORTH* of 114. Some on fence line

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org

On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:15:38 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Great day "putzing" around the east section of Pawnee NG yesterday. Total
> of 60 species, best birds were:
>
> - McCown's Longspur - 34+ along Weld CR 53 south of 114, three playas
> here, too. At one point got to witness 12 of them together spiraling upward
> and floating to ground, neat sight. Also, present around Weld CR 49/112
> - Chestnut-collared Longspur - 9+ near Weld CR 114/45 and along Weld
> CR 49 south of 114. Some on fence line
> - Burrowing Owl - 7; 1 along Weld CR 53; 1 at Weld CR 53/108
> intersection; 4 along Weld CR 108 btw 49/51
> - Vesper Sparrow - 1
> - American Avocet - 2; Marsh Wren - 1; Horned Grebe - 6 at Crom Lake
> - Say's Phoebe - 6 throughout trip
> - I got the raptor migration double of Rough-legged Hawk (Hwy 77) and
> Swainson's Hawk (Weld CR 57 north of 124) on same day :-)
> - Loggerhead Shrike - 3; 2 along Weld CR 53 and one at Weld CR 116/Hwy
> 77 playa
>
> I'll be leading a trip for upcoming Saturday this same route.
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
>

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Date: 4/15/19 8:25 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant still at Robert A Easton Park, Jefferson Co.
Just spotted the Neoteopic Cormorant on Hine Lake in the northwest corner.

Dale Pate
Littleton. CO

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Date: 4/15/19 8:15 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Longspurs, Owls and Others/Weld
Hi all

Great day "putzing" around the east section of Pawnee NG yesterday. Total
of 60 species, best birds were:

- McCown's Longspur - 34+ along Weld CR 53 south of 114, three playas
here, too. At one point got to witness 12 of them together spiraling upward
and floating to ground, neat sight. Also, present around Weld CR 49/112
- Chestnut-collared Longspur - 9+ near Weld CR 114/45 and along Weld CR
49 south of 114. Some on fence line
- Burrowing Owl - 7; 1 along Weld CR 53; 1 at Weld CR 53/108
intersection; 4 along Weld CR 108 btw 49/51
- Vesper Sparrow - 1
- American Avocet - 2; Marsh Wren - 1; Horned Grebe - 6 at Crom Lake
- Say's Phoebe - 6 throughout trip
- I got the raptor migration double of Rough-legged Hawk (Hwy 77) and
Swainson's Hawk (Weld CR 57 north of 124) on same day :-)
- Loggerhead Shrike - 3; 2 along Weld CR 53 and one at Weld CR 116/Hwy
77 playa

I'll be leading a trip for upcoming Saturday this same route.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org

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Date: 4/15/19 4:42 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 15, 2019.
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 15, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe)

Neotropic Cormorant (*Jefferson)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Glaucous-winged Gull (*Kiowa, *Larimer)
Anna’s Hummingbird (*Mesa)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Boulder)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Cherry Creek SP by Marina
& Dam by Cynthia Madsen.
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 14 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Robert A Easten
Regional Park First reported by David Suddjian and James McCall on the 12th.

—-On April 11 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Belmar Park by Ben
Bezuidenhout.

—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by
Chris Wood.
—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. First seen on April 7.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Upper
Queens/Neeskah Reservoir
by Tony Leukering on the 13th.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 14 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir by
Andy Bankert on the 13th.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 14 an Anna’s Hummingbird was reported in Grand Junction by Carol
Ortenzio on the 13th.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dale......>, 575-706-4584)

*Chico Basin Ranch*
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (<mame......> 303.329.8646)

*Mt. Falcon Park*
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch <jbre......> or 303-588-0552

*Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve*
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin <KevyG......> or 720-277-7118


Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/14/19 4:26 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (14 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 67 68
Osprey 2 13 13
Bald Eagle 2 4 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 29 38
Cooper's Hawk 3 56 62
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 198 291
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 5 8
American Kestrel 0 40 45
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 14 446 593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Fernandez

Observers: David Gulbenkian, Jeff Wang

Visitors:
Jeff Wang held watch from 0700-0900 MST, reporting a local Red-tailed. Then
about noon MST, David Gulbenkian arrived to help. Mitchell Blystone, out
for a hike and a day off stopped by to say hello at 1130 MST. Thanks
Mitchell, what committment! One runner (describing herself as a beginner
birder) asked about what we were doing and took a DinoHawk card. Jeff and
David departed at 1300 MST.

Sidebar: Matthews-Winters was closed today due to muddy trails (sign read:
Closed for resource protection and visitor safety due to muddy trails;
strictly enforced, minimum fine $150). Good thing Jeffco didn't close
Dinosaur Ridge too.


Weather:
Cloud cover changed around all day with high cirrus above and cumulus
below. At one point the wind on the platform was from the southeast but the
clouds were moving over from the west. Even without birds the sky was
pretty entertaining today. At 12:30 MST the wind on the ridge shifted to
come from the west and with sudden new force at 7 BFT for about an hour.
After that the winds continued from the west gusting up 5-6 BTF rest of
watch. Good cloud cover most of the day. (PWS Idledale)

Raptor Observations:
Migrating Raptors: The two Bald Eagles (one adult, the other a 4/5th year)
spent a lot of time circling overhead, within unaided view, gaining
elevation. Same with Osprey and Cooper's, who seemed to appear from below
eye level on the east side of the ridge and circle up at the north end.

Non-Migrating Raptors: Tracked a minimum of three local Red-tailed Hawk
individuals repeatedly during the day. A local Cooper's Hawk cycled up and
down above Matthews-Winters Park. An American Kestrel (male) hover hunted
over the west side of the ridge the entire time I trekked down at end of
watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard: Spotted Towhee (1), Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (1),
Townsend's Solitaire (1), House Finch (1), American White Pelican (2),
Black-billed Magpie (1), Common Raven (4), and White Throated Swift (5).

Predictions:
Monday the warm-up continues.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/14/19 2:39 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
The Neotropic cormorant was present until just before 2:45 p.m. it took
off, flew around for about 10 minutes and then disappeared. I didn't see it
again.
It's Sanders
Golden

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> Still present at 1230
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Date: 4/14/19 12:59 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Walden Ponds and Boulder Creek, Boulder Co
At Walden Ponds this morning, Canada Geese were on at least 7 nests and a FOS House Wren was singing.

At Boulder Creek and 75th, the dipper nest was complete or nearly so (one bird singing nearby). A pair of Wood Ducks flew into cottonwood branches, and a female flicker was excavating a nest cavity. Four Mallard drakes were on the creek sans partners. Could the hens be on nests?

No sign of the Eastern Phoebes, but it was nearly noon when I visited.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

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Date: 4/14/19 11:34 am
From: James McCall <tickedshorthair...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
Still present at 1230

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Date: 4/14/19 8:57 am
From: Roger Linfield <rplinfield...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant Sunday
Present at 9 AM in Robert Easton Park, Jefferson County.

Roger Linfield
Boulder

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 4/14/19 8:25 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer gulls (adult Glaucous-winged Gull)
Andy Bankert and I visited Horseshoe Lake in Loveland yesterday evening. We observed more than 1500 gulls in the mudflats of the southwest corner, easily scoped from city property along Monroe Avenue.

Species breakdown was:
Glaucous-winged Gull - 1 adult (looks like same bird that visited Larimer in December and January)
Nelson’s Gull (hybrid Herring x Glaucous) - 1 imm.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 ad.
Iceland Gull - 8 (half adults, half immatures)
Herring Gull - 10
Ring-billed Gull - 100
Franklin’s Gull - 300
California Gull - 1200

Also of note at the north end of the Lake, in the farm pond, there was a drake Mexican Duck.

See eBird checklists for photos.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/14/19 6:04 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 14, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Neotropic Cormorant (*Jefferson)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Glaucous-winged Gull (*Kiowa, *Larimer)
Anna’s Hummingbird (*Mesa)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Boulder, Jefferson)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)
White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 13 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Robert A Easten
Regional Park First reported by David Suddjian and James McCall on the 12th.

—-On April 11 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Belmar Park by Ben
Bezuidenhout.

—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by
Chris Wood.
—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. First seen on April 7.
—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.

KIOWA COUNTY:
—-On April 13 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Upper
Queens/Neeskah Reservoir
by Tony Leukering.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On April 13 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Horseshoe Reservoir by
Andy Bankert.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On April 13 an Anna’s Hummingbird was reported in Grand Junction by Carol
Ortenzio.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
—-On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dale......>, 575-706-4584)

*Chico Basin Ranch*
Saturday, April 20
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (<mamershek...> 303.329.8646)

*Mt. Falcon Park*
Saturday, April 20
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Breitsch <jbreitsch...> or 303-588-0552

*Greenwood Gulch and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve*
Sunday, April 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin <KevyGudGuy...> or 720-277-7118


Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/13/19 8:26 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Williamson’s Sapsucker, Larimer
Congrats on the Williamson's. By the way, I got very lucky the other day at
Flying J Ranch in Jeffco. A male and female landed on a slim snag, photo
attached. As you probably know, the female was regarded as a separate
species, the Black-breasted Woodpecker, until 1873.
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

[image: _V6A4862.jpg]
Littleton, CO

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:19:27 PM UTC-6, Arvind wrote:
>
> Just saw a female in my yard in horsetooth lake estates, across from
> Horsetooth Mountain Park west of Fort Collins. Only the second time I’ve
> seen this species in my yard in the last 16 yrs.
>
> Arvind Panjabi
> Larimer Co.
>
>
>
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Date: 4/13/19 8:19 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall


[image: _V6A5231-3.jpg]

[image: _V6A5249.jpg]

[image: _V6A5222-3.jpg]
Attached some photos today. Thank you for the reports! (I am told the
unfortunate fish is a yellow perch.)
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

On Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:50:41 AM UTC-6, Mark wrote:
>
>
> The Neotropic Cormorant is currently at Robert A Eastmon. The bird was
> located by James McCall.
>
> Mark Chavez
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 4/13/19 7:09 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant and Humboldt
Hi:

Of interest the Neotropic Cormorant was discovered by Alexander von Humboldt along the Orinoco River while he was exploring South America sometime during 1799-1804

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 4/13/19 2:19 pm
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Subject: [cobirds] Williamson’s Sapsucker, Larimer
Just saw a female in my yard in horsetooth lake estates, across from Horsetooth Mountain Park west of Fort Collins. Only the second time I’ve seen this species in my yard in the last 16 yrs.
Arvind PanjabiLarimer Co.


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Date: 4/13/19 1:26 pm
From: Cole Sage <colesage03...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-billed Curlew, Adams County
I am currently (2:24) looking at a flock of 21 Long-billed Curlew at Rocky
Mountain Arsenal wildlife drive (39.8562,-104.8269). They are north west of
the road about a quarter mile away on ridge line.

Cole Sage, Denver.

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Date: 4/13/19 12:34 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Picture of white Red-tailed hawk, 2004
Below is a picture I took of the white Red-tailed hawk near the
intersection of 105th and Sheridan in Westminster:

[image: AlbinoRedtail.jpg]

The oldest known red-tailed hawk was over 30 years old when it died.

Paula Hansley, Louisville

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Date: 4/13/19 12:16 pm
From: Jessi Oberbeck <ivory.billed.wdpkr...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
I first saw him in March 2003 after a big snow storm. When I mistakenly
identified it as a gyrfalcon and called it in to the RBA (remember when you
had yo call?😊) they told me it was the red-tail who had "been there for at
least 3 years". I live off 120th and Sheridan and drive south every day for
work. I see him (and his misses) about every 3rd day. She successfully kept
their territory while he was in rehab!

Jessi Oberbeck
Westminster, Co

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 1:12 PM Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:

> I've been told by some locals that this bird has been seen in the area
> since the early 2000s. I used to live near there and would look for it
> every time I passed near that intersection. I wouldn't see it every time of
> course, but maybe once every 6-7 times. (Bird's gotta make a living, after
> all.) I believe it's a year-round resident, but I may be mistaken.
>
> Eric
>
> -------
> Eric DeFonso
> Coal Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, CO (at exactly 8,000' ASL)
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 9:41 AM Andrea Wieland <adhw0705...> wrote:
>
>> Last Tuesday I got to see this hawk in Westminster leaving work to head
>> to Boulder for an appointment. I was thrilled when I found this thread.
>> Sounds like this hawk could be quite old now, the one I saw was clearly
>> white, with some slight buffy colors which made me wonder at first if it
>> was one of the owls I have seen in the area (but this was still the middle
>> of the day). But after looking at the shape, knowing it was a hawk. Do you
>> think there could be off-spring off this hawk? It was sitting on the light
>> pole across front the rec center on Sherridan right before 104th.
>>
>> Andrea D Wieland
>> Brighton, CO
>>
>> On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:56:45 PM UTC-7, David Wade wrote:
>>>
>>> One pleasure of birding, for me, is getting other people interested in
>>> birds so when my friend Ed told me about an "albino hawk" he saw, I was
>>> thrilled for him and me (or is it I?). I can't see enough details in the
>>> photos he sent to identify, or describe, the hawk but I assume it's a
>>> Red-tailed Hawk just based on probability. He spotted the nearly all white
>>> hawk on Sheridan Blvd in Westminster, just north of 104th Ave.. Ed said he
>>> has seen this bird in previous winters too so maybe it's a regular winter
>>> resident. I posted one of the pictures here:
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/122221383@N05/15792695940/
>>>
>>> David Wade
>>> Ft Collins, CO
>>>
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Date: 4/13/19 12:12 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
I've been told by some locals that this bird has been seen in the area
since the early 2000s. I used to live near there and would look for it
every time I passed near that intersection. I wouldn't see it every time of
course, but maybe once every 6-7 times. (Bird's gotta make a living, after
all.) I believe it's a year-round resident, but I may be mistaken.

Eric

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Coal Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, CO (at exactly 8,000' ASL)


On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 9:41 AM Andrea Wieland <adhw0705...> wrote:

> Last Tuesday I got to see this hawk in Westminster leaving work to head to
> Boulder for an appointment. I was thrilled when I found this thread. Sounds
> like this hawk could be quite old now, the one I saw was clearly white,
> with some slight buffy colors which made me wonder at first if it was one
> of the owls I have seen in the area (but this was still the middle of the
> day). But after looking at the shape, knowing it was a hawk. Do you think
> there could be off-spring off this hawk? It was sitting on the light pole
> across front the rec center on Sherridan right before 104th.
>
> Andrea D Wieland
> Brighton, CO
>
> On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:56:45 PM UTC-7, David Wade wrote:
>>
>> One pleasure of birding, for me, is getting other people interested in
>> birds so when my friend Ed told me about an "albino hawk" he saw, I was
>> thrilled for him and me (or is it I?). I can't see enough details in the
>> photos he sent to identify, or describe, the hawk but I assume it's a
>> Red-tailed Hawk just based on probability. He spotted the nearly all white
>> hawk on Sheridan Blvd in Westminster, just north of 104th Ave.. Ed said he
>> has seen this bird in previous winters too so maybe it's a regular winter
>> resident. I posted one of the pictures here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/122221383@N05/15792695940/
>>
>> David Wade
>> Ft Collins, CO
>>
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Date: 4/13/19 12:07 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Leucitic Red-tailed hawk...2004, Westminster, Adams(?) County
CObirders:

I have a print on paper dated "2004" made from a slide I took of this
leucistic red-tailed hawk near Sheridan and 104th! I know it had been seen
for some years before I took that picture. {I'll post the picture for
comparison as soon as I find the digital version.}

So, it appears that he is at least 21 years old! He has successfully mated
with "normally plumaged" Red-tailed females for years. I don't know if he
is still nesting.

He was hit on purpose by golfers at the Legacy Ridge Golf Course and was
rehabbed with a broken (?) wing at the Birds of Prey Foundation in
Broomfield at least 10 (?) years ago.

I've heard that some think he could be as old as 30.

According to Google: "The *oldest known* wild *Red*-*tailed Hawk* was at
least 30 years, 8 months old when it was found in Michigan in 2011, the
same state where it had been banded in 1981". Other sources say that they
rarely live beyond 20 years.

Paula Hansley
Louisville

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Date: 4/13/19 10:39 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
Seems to be the same leucistic raptor birders have enjoyed seeing for years.
Average life of a Red-tailed Hawk (once they reach maturity) is about 6-7
years.

*Do you think there could be off-spring off this hawk? *

Here's what I saw on the Internet about inherited leucism.
Although *leucism* is inherited, the extent and positioning of the white
colouration can vary between adults and their young, and can also skip
generations if *leucistic*genes are recessive. The reduction of pigment in
*leucistic* birds causes feathers to weaken and be more prone to wear.

Joe Roller, Denver

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 9:41 AM Andrea Wieland <adhw0705...> wrote:

> Last Tuesday I got to see this hawk in Westminster leaving work to head to
> Boulder for an appointment. I was thrilled when I found this thread. Sounds
> like this hawk could be quite old now, the one I saw was clearly white,
> with some slight buffy colors which made me wonder at first if it was one
> of the owls I have seen in the area (but this was still the middle of the
> day). But after looking at the shape, knowing it was a hawk. Do you think
> there could be off-spring off this hawk? It was sitting on the light pole
> across front the rec center on Sherridan right before 104th.
>
> Andrea D Wieland
> Brighton, CO
>
> On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:56:45 PM UTC-7, David Wade wrote:
>>
>> One pleasure of birding, for me, is getting other people interested in
>> birds so when my friend Ed told me about an "albino hawk" he saw, I was
>> thrilled for him and me (or is it I?). I can't see enough details in the
>> photos he sent to identify, or describe, the hawk but I assume it's a
>> Red-tailed Hawk just based on probability. He spotted the nearly all white
>> hawk on Sheridan Blvd in Westminster, just north of 104th Ave.. Ed said he
>> has seen this bird in previous winters too so maybe it's a regular winter
>> resident. I posted one of the pictures here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/122221383@N05/15792695940/
>>
>> David Wade
>> Ft Collins, CO
>>
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Date: 4/13/19 10:06 am
From: Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Odd chickadee Arapahoe County
OK, here's a not very good photo.

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 8:17 AM Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
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> This morning I've had a Chickadee with a gray head in between edges of
> black. It's hard for me to believe that it could actually be a Gray-headed
> Chickadee. Has anyone else seen Gray in the head of a Chickadee before?
> I've not been able to get a photo yet. If anyone thinks this is worth
> looking at they're welcome to park in my driveway and watch my feeders.
>
> Mary Kay Waddington
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Date: 4/13/19 8:41 am
From: Andrea Wieland <adhw0705...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: White Hawk, Westminster
Last Tuesday I got to see this hawk in Westminster leaving work to head to
Boulder for an appointment. I was thrilled when I found this thread. Sounds
like this hawk could be quite old now, the one I saw was clearly white,
with some slight buffy colors which made me wonder at first if it was one
of the owls I have seen in the area (but this was still the middle of the
day). But after looking at the shape, knowing it was a hawk. Do you think
there could be off-spring off this hawk? It was sitting on the light pole
across front the rec center on Sherridan right before 104th.

Andrea D Wieland
Brighton, CO

On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:56:45 PM UTC-7, David Wade wrote:
>
> One pleasure of birding, for me, is getting other people interested in
> birds so when my friend Ed told me about an "albino hawk" he saw, I was
> thrilled for him and me (or is it I?). I can't see enough details in the
> photos he sent to identify, or describe, the hawk but I assume it's a
> Red-tailed Hawk just based on probability. He spotted the nearly all white
> hawk on Sheridan Blvd in Westminster, just north of 104th Ave.. Ed said he
> has seen this bird in previous winters too so maybe it's a regular winter
> resident. I posted one of the pictures here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/122221383@N05/15792695940/
>
> David Wade
> Ft Collins, CO
>

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Date: 4/13/19 8:02 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
Cormorant Continues



Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 4/13/19 7:17 am
From: Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Odd chickadee Arapahoe County
This morning I've had a Chickadee with a gray head in between edges of
black. It's hard for me to believe that it could actually be a Gray-headed
Chickadee. Has anyone else seen Gray in the head of a Chickadee before?
I've not been able to get a photo yet. If anyone thinks this is worth
looking at they're welcome to park in my driveway and watch my feeders.

Mary Kay Waddington

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Date: 4/13/19 5:43 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 13, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Neotropic Cormorant (*Jefferson)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Boulder, Jefferson)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)
White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 12 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Robert A Easten
Regional Park by David Suddjian and James McCall.

—-On April 11 a Neotropic Cormorant was reported at Belmar Park by Ben
Bezuidenhout.

—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by
Chris Wood.
—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. First seen on April 7.
—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


SUMMIT COUNTY:
—-On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dale......>, 575-706-4584)



Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/12/19 4:36 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
It was at Hine Lk at R.A. Easton early this morning. Life got in the way of my reporting it, however.

David Suddjian
Littleton CO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:50 AM, markchavez <markchavez...> wrote:
>
>
> The Neotropic Cormorant is currently at Robert A Eastmon. The bird was located by James McCall.
>
> Mark Chavez
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 4/12/19 4:16 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (12 Apr 2019) 88 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 21 64 65
Osprey 2 11 11
Bald Eagle 1 2 14
Northern Harrier 2 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 29 38
Cooper's Hawk 19 53 59
Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 24 194 287
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 2 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 5 8
American Kestrel 11 40 45
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 88 432 579
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Debbie James

Observers: Carol Cwiklinski, Steve Small

Visitors:
Two women visited the station in the next to the last hour, asking what we
were doing. After explaining about Hawk Watch, one said she is a volunteer
for Jeffco Open Space, and last year was treated to a canyon to view
nesting Golden Eagles, and many other raptors.


Weather:
Temps ranged from a brisk -1 to 5 Celcius for a high, with high humidity.
Winds were low. Mt. Morrison had fog 1/3 way down first hour of the
morning, and then it slowly lifted over the day. All but the last hour was
completely overcast. Had a sprinkle of snow in the 2nd and 3rd hours.

Raptor Observations:
Migrating raptors were observed in all locations, except the West Ridge
while fog was present, which makes me very glad that Carol and Steve were
there to see over all the miles of range--they are terrific spotters.
Throughout the day migrators could be seen from Green Mountain on the East,
on the east side of the Ridge, overhead, and also on the west side of
Ridge. Height of flights were various, but many were very high, at range
of bins. Locals: 5 Red-Tailed Hawks; 2 male American Kestrels; 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk; and 1 Turkey Vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
The trail was muddy and slick going up, but by this afternoon it was in
good shape. Other birds seen or heard: 2 American Robin; 1 Townsend's
Solitaire; 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet; 10 Black-billed Magpie; 15 House Finch;
3 Woodhouse's Scrub Jay; 4 American Crow; 4 Common Raven; 2 Chickadee
(sp.); 5 Bushtit; and 1 Rock Pidgeon.

Predictions:
Saturday looks to have similar weather to today, so hopefully the migrator
count will still be high.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/12/19 12:57 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
Chris Wood just got some video of the adult Neotropic Cormorant swimming at
Robert A Easton Regional Park in Jefferson County, as of 1:50pm on April
12th.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM markchavez <markchavez...> wrote:

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> The Neotropic Cormorant is currently at Robert A Eastmon. The bird was
> located by James McCall.
>
> Mark Chavez
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Date: 4/12/19 10:50 am
From: markchavez <markchavez...>
Subject: [cobirds] Neotropic Cormorant-JeffcoCall
The Neotropic Cormorant is currently at Robert A Eastmon. The bird was located by James McCall.Mark ChavezSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 4/12/19 8:01 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] New Yard Bird! Weld
Hi all

Exciting news! New yard bird #135.

The bad news was last year there was a fire on our 35 acres (burned about
10 or so acres). Source unknown but I have my suspicions :-)

The good news is I predicted (last year) we'd see Long-billed Curlew or
Mountain Plover as a yard bird. That prediction just came true for one
species--my wife just called and photoed and videoed 3 Long-billed Curlew
in our burn scar. Yay!

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

Sand Hill Crane
Great Blue Heron
Mallard
Canada Goose
Snow Goose
American White Pelican
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Harrier
Swainson's Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-Legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Merlin
Gambel's Quail
Northern Bobwhite
Chukar
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Ring-billed Gull
Long-billed Curlew
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian-Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Great-Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Barn Owl
loggerhead Shrike
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Northern Flicker (Yellow and Red-Shafted)
Downy Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Great-crested Flycatcher
Western Tanager
Western Wood-Pewee
Say's Phoebe
Empid species
Northern Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Eastern Bluejay
Western Scrub Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
European Starling
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Common Grackle
Horned Lark
Rock Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Townsend's Solitaire
Mountain Bluebird
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Sage Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Lark Bunting
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Cassin's Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Clay-Colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Field Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon, Slate-Colored, Pink-sided, Gray-headed)
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-Collared Longspur
McCown's Longspur
Western Tanager
Dickcissel
Blue Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Bullock's Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-Tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
Yellow-Headed Blackbird
Red-Winged Blackbird
Bobolink
Western Meadowlark
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Pine Siskin
Common Redpoll
House Finch (Normal, Yellow Variant)
Purple Finch
Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch
House Sparrow

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Date: 4/12/19 4:32 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 12, 2019.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 12, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Boulder, Jefferson)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Jefferson)
White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by
Chris Wood.
—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. First seen on April 7.
—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


SUMMIT COUNTY:
—-On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dale......>, 575-706-4584)



Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/11/19 2:55 pm
From: T Pheneger <tpheneger...>
Subject: [cobirds] McCown’s Longspur at Lagerman
Hello all;

I am just the messenger. My son, Luke Pheneger, has found a McCown’s
Longspur on the northeast side of Lagerman reservoir. It was present at
about 3:45 PM this afternoon. He has pictures which I’m sure he will share
once his phone has power.

Best,
Tracy Pheneger
Boulder County

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Date: 4/11/19 2:17 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (11 Apr 2019) 11 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 43 44
Osprey 0 9 9
Bald Eagle 0 1 13
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 34
Cooper's Hawk 0 34 40
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 170 263
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 5 8
American Kestrel 5 29 34
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 11 344 491
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Roger Rouch

Observers:

Visitors:
Two women stopped to see if there was anything migrating. Coincidentally
they were the same two who stopped by the day after Bomb Cyclone V1.0.
They said the days after snow are special days to be out for good scenery
and solitude.


Weather:
Cool and bright. Temperatures rose from the mid-30's to the high 40's with
a light breeze from the SE around 1 Bft. Snow covered terrain. Mostly
sunny with dark and distant horizon clouds until late in the watch when
gray clouds moved in from the west and north with flecks of snow in the
air. Visibility was excellent.

Raptor Observations:
Generally Kestrels were close to east flank of Dino ridge a little above or
below eye level. Red-tailed were overhead at the limit of unaided vision
and on a determined glide north. There was no movement along the western
ridge line and only a few resident raptors in the air.

Non-raptor Observations:
Seen or heard were Meadowlark, Northern Flicker, Townsend's Solitaire,
Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Common Raven, and Black-billed Magpie.

Predictions:
There was only an inch or two of snow on the trail in the morning so the
trail conditions will not be as difficult as the last big storm, but there
will be some mud.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/11/19 9:17 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Robert B Easten Park
Looking at 10 Franklin Gulls, Cinnamon Teal.aming a lot of others birds
this morning on Hine Lake.

Dale Pate
Littleton; CO

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Date: 4/11/19 7:30 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-headed Blackbird , Boulder County
One bright yellow-headed blackbird feeding with several dozen redwings on my patio!

Paula Hansley
Louisville

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 4/11/19 7:27 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Bomb Cyclone Fallout Reports
Hi all

My yard in Nunn had Pine Siskins and Hairy Woodpecker during storm plus the
"normal" birds.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/


On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:29:45 PM UTC-6, Karen Drozda wrote:
>
> Hi, all,
>
> The blizzard is ferocious here in east Denver. I suspect it is even worse
> toward First Creek and the Arsenal. Would like to see your fall out reports
> for tomorrow. A male AMRO has taken refuge on my patio for the last 2.5
> hours. Will be curious to see if the American Crow nest with a begging juve
> has survived by tomorrow. Heard it all day yesterday as the parents
> frolicked in the sunshine.
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Date: 4/11/19 7:02 am
From: Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...>
Subject: [cobirds] annual Chico Basin Ranch Birder Brunch social
COBirders,



The annual Chico Basin Ranch Birder Brunch (free to birders) will be held at
the headquarters buildings at Chico Basin Ranch (northernmost Pueblo County)
on the 20th of April from 9 a.m. until noon. You may come early and bird
before and after the brunch. See below for more details and for RSVP
instructions.



Bill Maynard

Colorado Springs









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Date: 4/11/19 4:06 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 11, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Boulder, Jefferson)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Jefferson)
White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 10 a Sagebrush Sparrow was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park by
David Suddjian.
—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. It was seen again on April 7.
—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.
—-On April 4 the Winter Wren that overwintered in the Bear Creek
Greenbelt—S Kipling to S Wadsworth Blvd was seen again.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


SUMMIT COUNTY:
—-On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dale......>, 575-706-4584)



Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/10/19 6:55 pm
From: DAVID J WALTMAN <djwaltman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Feeding Boulder hummingbird
I’ve been helping a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird get through this
cold snowy day. I first saw him at a feeder at 6:40 this morning and
last saw him at 7:40 this evening. I’ve been swapping warm feeders
from inside for freezing feeders outside. I’m sorry there will be
quite a bit of below freezing weather yet to come. Fortunately,
feeding a hummingbird is the only job I have for the next few days!

David Waltman

Boulder foothills

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Date: 4/10/19 6:48 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow still, Ken Caryl Valley JeffCo
My little *Swamp Sparrow* friend is still here Apr 10, appearing in my yard
after 6 pm tonight under light blizzard conditions. I had not seen it since
March 27, the longest break in its regular visits since it was first noted
Jan 22.

A *Wilson's Snipe* winnowed a few times over Massey Draw near my home on
April 5. There is a small cattail marsh there that a territorial snipe (the
same?) had favored from April to July in 2016. Yesterday April 9 it was
still there, giving chipping calls from the cattails or their margin. The
marsh was fairly dry the past two years, but there is some moisture now and
this storm's snow and rain will help make the marsh even more snipey, I
hope. No *Broad-tailed Hummer* at home yet, but one was nearby at South
Valley Park yesterday.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 4/10/19 6:29 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bomb Cyclone Fallout Reports
Hi, all,

The blizzard is ferocious here in east Denver. I suspect it is even worse
toward First Creek and the Arsenal. Would like to see your fall out reports
for tomorrow. A male AMRO has taken refuge on my patio for the last 2.5
hours. Will be curious to see if the American Crow nest with a begging juve
has survived by tomorrow. Heard it all day yesterday as the parents
frolicked in the sunshine.

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Date: 4/10/19 5:41 pm
From: Dave Fletcher <dave1fletcher...>
Subject: [cobirds] Color in a bomb cyclone - Male Western Tanager
Early evening started with a male Western Tanager battling Starlings for a
perch on our suet feeder. Added a colorful highlight to the snow storm.

Dave and Peg Fletcher
Niwot, CO

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Date: 4/10/19 12:38 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chipping and Lincoln’s sparrows, Boulder County
I, too, had a “spiffy” chipping sparrow on the ground a couple of days ago under a feeder and a Lincoln’s sparrow eating seed on my patio yesterday!

Paula Hansley
Louisville
Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 4/10/19 11:51 am
From: <phoenix.kwan...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Black-capped chickadee with deformed beak
To follow up on this topic, after cleaning and taking down the feeders for
2 weeks, this chickadee hasn't returned.

Because I was curious about the reported rate of birds with deformed beaks
in Colorado, so I asked the Alaska Science Center which has been collecting
reports on birds with deformed beaks about it. I finally heard back from
them today. Here's the reply from the biologist Lisa Pajot:

"As far as I can tell, your report is the first for a deformed black-capped
chickadee. We have had several reports of deformed mountain chickadees and
we have had around 50 reports of various species of deformed birds from
Colorado over the years."

I hope that the chickadee that I had seen really just had an injury instead
of the virus spreading to Colorado.


Phoenix Kwan
Broomfield, CO

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:51:53 PM UTC-7, <phoen......>
wrote:
>
> I found this chickadee with deformed beak in my yard yesterday. There may
> be even one more chickadee like this hanging out in my yard because I got a
> brief look at one today with just extra long beak and not twisted.
>
>
> [image: DSCN4127.JPG]
>
> According to some research, such birds carries a new form of virus but
> scientists haven't established the causal relationship between the virus
> and the deformed beak yet (
> https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/twisted-beaks/). Time to
> sterilize the feeders again *sigh*
>
>

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Date: 4/10/19 11:18 am
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Phoebe, Curve-billed Thrasher, Brush Hollow SWA
An Eastern Phoebe was singing today April 10 at Brush Hollow SWA, in same
area it has been heard in past years, along the dam. Also on March 27 was
pleased to see two Curve-billed Thrashers along entrance road in cholla
cactus area, singing softly.


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park

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Date: 4/10/19 10:17 am
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Plover, Briggsdale, Weld County
There was one Mountain Plover just east of the main part of Briggsdale, CO.
It was along the east side of Weld County Road 79, about 3/4 mile south of
highway 14, at the edge of one of the plowed fields.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/10/19 9:46 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chipping Sparrow - Douglas

    We haven't seen/heard any hummingbirds yet, but this morning a spiffy Chipping Sparrow showed up under our feeders. We saw a couple of times, and not since.

Hugh

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Date: 4/10/19 8:20 am
From: 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
Thank you Mary Kay for showing us the various places the Northern Parula
had been seen. Several of us tried yesterday (Tuesday) but with no
sighting. Maybe it will come back (?)
Thanks again,
Rosanne J.
Centennial

On Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:42:17 PM UTC-6, Mary Kay Waddington wrote:
>
> Just saw a Northern Parula in my trees! If anyone thinks there's a chance
> it's still there and wants to see it, feel free to park in my driveway,
> dead end on the left. (1809 E. Tufts Ave) Walk down to the creek -- it's
> been in the elm trees just South of the bridge.
>
> Mary Kay Waddington
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Date: 4/10/19 5:04 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 10, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Common Loon (*Arapahoe)

Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Jefferson)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (*Boulder, Jefferson)
White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On April 9 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.
—-On April 9 a Common Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir by David
Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On April 9 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Skunk Canyon
Trails by Dave Donnell.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.

—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. It was seen again on April 7.
—-On April 4 the Winter Wren that overwintered in the Bear Creek
Greenbelt—S Kipling to S Wadsworth Blvd was seen again.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


SUMMIT COUNTY:
—-On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.

*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org
<http://dfobirds.org/>*


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dalepate...>, 575-706-4584)



Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/9/19 7:53 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Arapahoe County 4/9
A stop at Aurora Res early today met with windy conditions, but highlights:
a *Red-necked Grebe*, *Common Loon*, 3 *Marbled Godwits* (never landed),
and a flock of lovely *Franklin's Gulls*. An adult *Peregrine Falcon*
patrolled over once.

Out in far eastern Arapahoe it was even windier at mid-day. Still, CR 42
had 4 *Mountain Plovers* out across a field, and 4 *McCown's Longspurs* and
a *Sage Thrasher*. CR 269 had a flock of some 60 *Chestnut-collared
Longspurs*, and a small distant flock of unidentified longspurs.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 4/9/19 3:00 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (09 Apr 2019) 29 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 42 43
Osprey 3 9 9
Bald Eagle 0 1 13
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 25 34
Cooper's Hawk 10 34 40
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 165 258
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 1 5 8
American Kestrel 2 24 29
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 7 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 29 333 480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Carol Cwiklinski

Observers:

Visitors:
Steve Ford and Andrea Ferency helped spot and identify birds for the first
30 minutes of the count today. Otherwise there were several small groups of
visitors at the top.


Weather:
Winds started light from the SW for the first hour then switched to SE for
the remainder of the count period. Winds were generally light 3-8 mph.
Visibility was good with some distant smog to the north. Cloud cover was
excellent ranging from 50-100%.

Raptor Observations:
A few raptors migrated along Dinosaur Ridge, but most of the raptors I
counted today were along the ridge to the west. Thermals were good today
since birds were gaining good height.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/9/19 5:34 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich
Phone: (303) 655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 9, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Black Phoebe (*Jefferson)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Jefferson)

White-winged Crossbill (Summit)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org and
scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch
Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff. This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.

—-On April 8 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. It was seen again on April 7.
—-On April 4 the Winter Wren that overwintered in the Bear Creek
Greenbelt—S Kipling to S Wadsworth Blvd was seen again.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


SUMMIT COUNTY:
—On April 7 a White-winged Crossbill was reported at Blue River Trail,
River Crossing by David Tonnessen.


*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org*
<http://dfobirds.org/>



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Cheek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881


*Southwestern Metro Area*
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 AM - Noon
Dale Pate (<dalelpate...> or 575-706-4584)



Good Birding,

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/8/19 9:23 pm
From: Tyler Wilson <wilsonswilsons...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
Mary Kay was gracious enough to show Alicia and I the spot she originaly found the Northern Parula and it was indeed refound! What a great bird and an even greater experience with a very knowledgeable and hospitable birder! Thank you Mary Kay Waddington, looking forward to future endeavours👍

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Date: 4/8/19 5:58 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (08 Apr 2019) 26 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 41 42
Osprey 1 6 6
Bald Eagle 1 1 13
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 18 27
Cooper's Hawk 4 24 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 162 255
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 1 4 7
American Kestrel 5 22 27
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 1 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 6 9
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 2 2 5

Total: 26 304 451
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Commercon

Observers: Jim Low

Visitors:
Jim Lowe arrived early and was a great help catching a few migrants that
tried to slip undetected past the platform. Reston Witten arrived later in
the afternoon, binoculars in hand, ready to spot raptors. Several hikers,
runners, and bikers were on the trail; some came up for the view or to ask
questions regarding the layout of the trail itself.


Weather:
Partly cloudy day with 70- to 90-percent, shifting, mostly thin,
translucent cloud-cover. Wind speeds from 2-4 bft with a few gusts at bft
5. Winds in the first hour of the watch came from the east but shifted
westerly until the 11:00am MST hour, during which the winds shifted back
and forth from east to west. After Noon MST, the winds came from the east.
Temperatures were warm, 17 C - 22 C. Visibility was good.

Raptor Observations:
There was a steady flow of migrants up until the 11:00am MST hour, after
which the number of migrants dropped greatly. In general (but not as a
rule), the larger migrants such as the Osprey, Red-tails and Eagles seemed
to have higher heights-of-flight, soaring up then gliding north, whereas
the smaller migrants such as the Kestrels and Accipiters passed lower and
often closer to the Ridge, giving us some really nice but quick views.
During the 10:00am MST hour, for whatever reason, the majority of the
migrants passed north along and very close to Dinosaur Ridge, but otherwise
there was no particular flight pattern for the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard were American Robin, Townsend's Solitaire, Western
Meadowlark, Common Raven, Spotted Towhee, a group of ten-plus Dark-eyed
Juncos (one of which was a Pink-sided), Downy Woodpecker, White-throated
Swift, Violet-green Swallow, Black-billed Magpie, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker, and White-breasted Nuthatch.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/8/19 3:42 pm
From: Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Parula, Arapahoe County
Just saw a Northern Parula in my trees! If anyone thinks there's a chance
it's still there and wants to see it, feel free to park in my driveway,
dead end on the left. (1809 E. Tufts Ave) Walk down to the creek -- it's
been in the elm trees just South of the bridge.

Mary Kay Waddington

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Date: 4/8/19 8:29 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mountain Plovers AND Burrowing Owls/ Weld
Hi all

Photos from yesterday's birding outing:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/profile/admin

First nine posts, center of page, are photos from Sunday.

Thanks,Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/



On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:14:24 PM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi All!
>
> I had three Mountain Plovers at Keota's Weld CR 390/100 about 1/1 miles
> West of 390 in South prairie dog colony. This is the most reliable spot to
> see the plovers, the last three top five years.
>
> At Stewart's Ponds, I had a Least Sandpiper. At Weld CR 41/46, there were
> two dozen Yellowlegs (both), three Franklin's gulls and two Black-necked
> Stilts.
>
> Along Beebe Draw, Weld CR 40, I had say's Phoebe and Yellow-rumped
> Warbler. And on Weld CR 44, I had two Burrowing Owls!
>
> Post photos later.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>

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Date: 4/8/19 5:32 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 8, 2019.
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 8, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Logan)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Black Phoebe (*Jefferson)

Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Jefferson)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org
and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

----On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the
street from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15
by Peter Ruprecht.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On April 7 a Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) was reported at Reynolds Ranch

Count Park by Chris Wood. It was along drainage on Oxen Draw trail, about
200m above Elkhorn Trail cutoff.This subspecies breeds in our mountains,
but is rarely seen in migration.

—-On April 6 a Black Phoebe was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir by
Lorraine Lanning. It was seen again on April 7.

—-On April 4 the Winter Wren that overwintered in the Bear Creek
Greenbelt—S Kipling to S Wadsworth Blvd was seen again.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.



*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org*
<http://dfobirds.org/>



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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


*Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)*

Sunday, April 14

8:00 AM - Noon

Karen von Saltza (<kvonsaltza...> , 303 941-4881




Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/7/19 3:34 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (07 Apr 2019) 10 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 40 41
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 25
Cooper's Hawk 1 20 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 155 248
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 3 6
American Kestrel 2 17 22
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 1 2 2
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 10 278 425
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Fernandez

Observers: David Gubenkaian, Pam Batton

Visitors:
David Gubenkaian, 930-1030 mst, helped spot for an hour. David started
doing HawkWatch in its first year, 30+ years ago, before the platform was
built. He had some great stories to share. Pam Batton (longtime Dinosaur
Ridge HawkWatcher), led a group of six secondary school teachers taking a
continuing education class on raptors through the School of Mines. Pam &
her class put more eyes on the skies from 1030-1200. Had quite a few hikers
stop to ask questions, most had some familiarity with what we were doing.
Handed out one HawkWatch info card. The trail was VERY busy today.


Weather:
It was a warm, dry and breezy day on the ridge. Fairly windy (from NE)
early, settled down to breezy later. All day we had mostly cloudless skies.
(PWS: Idledale)

Raptor Observations:
Migrating Raptors: Most migrators were at a low height of flight and close
to the ridge. One migrating Red-tailed appeared likely a Harlan's. It was a
promising early watch followed by a long lull in migratory and local
activity.

Non-Migrating Raptors: A local Red-tailed Hawk (missing a tail feather)
hovered right above platform motionless into the wind for a long time and
then stooped south, only to return to dive at migrating Red-tailed. Local
Red-taileds numbered 3-4 as best I could tell. A local American Kestrel
flew a zig-zaggy course over Matthews-Winters park. A local Red-tailed
couple performed courtship behaviors above Mt Morrison. Locals seemed to
take the high ground most of the day, over the foothills, often at the
limit of 8x binoculars.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard: Spotted Towhee (1), Black-billed Magpie (3), Dark-eyed
Junco (8, not able to further identify), American Crow (2), Common Raven
(1), Western Meadowlark (1), Woodhouse's Scrub-jay (1), Townsend's
Solitiare (1), Bushtit (2), and (my favorite of the day) a Canyon Wren (1).
Also spotted a lone deer on the western slope of the ridge.

Predictions:
Great weather continues. May your numbers be high and your time go quickly.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/7/19 12:14 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Plovers AND Burrowing Owls/ Weld
Hi All!

I had three Mountain Plovers at Keota's Weld CR 390/100 about 1/1 miles
West of 390 in South prairie dog colony. This is the most reliable spot to
see the plovers, the last three top five years.

At Stewart's Ponds, I had a Least Sandpiper. At Weld CR 41/46, there were
two dozen Yellowlegs (both), three Franklin's gulls and two Black-necked
Stilts.

Along Beebe Draw, Weld CR 40, I had say's Phoebe and Yellow-rumped
Warbler. And on Weld CR 44, I had two Burrowing Owls!

Post photos later.

Thanks!

Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://friendsofthepawneegrassland.org

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Date: 4/7/19 9:36 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (06 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 38 39
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 19 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 151 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 1 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 3 6
American Kestrel 0 15 20
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 2 268 415
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Mitchell Blystone

Observers: Jeff Wang, Mike Ramee

Visitors:
Several visitors came up to the platform through the morning and some
stopping to ask questions about what we were doing. Plenty of runners and
mountain bikers filled the trail.


Weather:
A very nice, warm and sunny morning with a slight breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Lots of locals activity which accounted for the majority of our spotting.
Two TVs were spotted and one was escorted away from the area by a RTH and
the other vanished to the west. The Ferruginous spotted climbed to an
extremely high elevation before moving on to the north and the photo work
from Jeff Wang was crucial in getting the id correct. There was a good
amount of raptor activity but very little convincing evidence that the
spotted birds were northbound.

Non-raptor Observations:
A lot of magpies, Solitaires, and Scrub jays worked the hillside through
out the morning. One Towhee was spotted on the western side of the hill
top.



Predictions:
The activity seems to be very high in elevation. Even some of the locals
were spotted high up and were just dots as the moved south or to the west.
Good luck!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/7/19 5:18 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, April 7, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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


Greater Roadrunner (*Adams)

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (*Logan)

Red-throated Loon (*Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Yuma)

Vermillion Flycatcher (Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Larimer)


For more information on other birds not on the RBA today, go to cobirds.org
and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a Greater Roadrunner was reported at the Barr Lake Nature
Center by Ira Sanders. Second county record. Ira had the first county
record too, in July,2013.

—On April 6 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On April 6 a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at North Sterling
Reservoir and SP by Chris Wood.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.



*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org*
<http://dfobirds.org/>


*Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)*

*Sunday April 7*

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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




Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/6/19 9:16 pm
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pawnee National Grassland Update


I shot out for a peregrination within the Pawnee this morning. It’s still a
bit early in migration out on the plains; here are some details for what’s
happening in northern Weld county. A goodly number of Sharp-tailed Grouse
just east of Grover. I had two groups of 7 or 8 birds along CR 130 (out btw
CR 95 & 105). They were perched up on trees and power lines, providing good
views. A couple of Golden Eagles, along with numerous horned and meadow
larks. The playas I passed had some water, but not much. No shorebird
activity….yet.


Adams & Bunker Reservoir #1 was full of water, along with a nice assortment
of dabbling ducks. The creek through Crow Valley campground, however, is
dry, as is the marshy area just north of the campground; nothing unusual in
the campground, except for the palpable excitement among the hordes of boy
scouts camping there. Crossing fingers for some spring precipitation to
refresh the creeks and playas among the plains
<http://pljv.org/for-habitat-partners/maps-and-data/maps-of-probable-playas/>
and a sweet spring migration.


Good Birding.

Robert Beauchamp

Fort Collins

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Date: 4/6/19 5:23 pm
From: Steven Rash <srashchiro...>
Subject: [cobirds] Need id probably juvenile sighted Gross Reservoir Boulder County
Not sure if anyone has answered back to you but this is a male red-winged blackbird transitioning into adult plumage. So you were mostly right.

Happy birding,

Steve Rash
Denver Co.

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Date: 4/6/19 4:16 pm
From: Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...>
Subject: [cobirds] Need id probably juvenile sighted Gross Reservoir Boulder County
Could I have some help with an id for this bird? Appeared on my deck
railing 4/4/2019. I have never seen it before, but then, if it is a
juvenile, they often surprise me.
Size is just smaller than a robin. From the speckling and color just
starting to emerge on its back, I suspect it is a juvenile and will look
quite different in a few weeks.

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Date: 4/6/19 11:00 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Roadrunner - Barr Lake - Adams
Birders
On our bird walk this morning at Barr Lake, we had a roadrunner run into a
hedge behind the Nature center. I looked for it again about 1/2 hour later
and could not relocate it.
Ira Sanders
Golden

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Date: 4/6/19 5:23 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 6, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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

EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

TUFTED DUCK (Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, Yuma)

Vermillion Flycatcher (*Kiowa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, *Larimer)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)



Gulls: Several gull species are being reported, eg, Iceland (Thayer’s),
Bonaparte’s, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird
Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On April 4 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continued; it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported near the Waterton Canyon
Trailhead, just west of Waterton Canyon Rd, by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On April 5 a (m) Vermillion Flycatcher was reported on the north side of
Sheridan Lake by Geoff Hill.

—-On March 31 (3) Dunlins were reported at Neenoshe Reservoir (SE corner);
first reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.

—-Seen on March 28 was a TUFTED DUCK in a pond on the south side of Cub
Lake hiking trail in Rocky Mountain NP by Alexander Koch. Update: two
birders searched there on April 3, but found only Mallards. A one day
wonder? I wonder.

—-On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been spotted as far as the north lake of the unit.

—-On April 5 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

—On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m)
and 1(f) were reported on March 8, about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.




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*Sunday April 7*

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Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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




Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/5/19 4:13 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (05 Apr 2019) 43 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 37 38
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 16 25
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 31 151 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 3 7
Golden Eagle 1 3 6
American Kestrel 1 15 20
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Prairie Falcon 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 8
Unknown Buteo 2 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 43 266 413
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Debbie James

Observers: Marc Kouzmanoff, Mike Ramee

Visitors:
Two men riding mountain bikes stopped to ask what we were doing. One man
mentioned he'd seen lots of hawks in the air last evening at dusk above
Superior. A couple from Toronto stopped at the station and before long
they became fascinated with what we were doing, and helped us as we watched
a T.V. and RTHA migrate.


Weather:
It was shirt-sleeves weather today on the Ridge, even though snow is still
visible on north-facing slopes. Winds were low all day, nearly dead-calm
at most times, while skies were overcast. The Denver Basin was heavily
polluted with Brown Cloud, and there was a faint haze early morning at the
Ridge. The mine to the south was doing blasting, and kicking up quite a
bit of dust high in the air.

Raptor Observations:
Most migrators today were flying very high, possibly because of lack of
winds at lower elevations. This made identification very difficult without
a scope. It was great that Mike Ramee came up to help spot, and had one.
Only the Sharp-shinned hawk and Cooper's Hawk in the first two hours came
close to or directly over the Ridge. All the rest were over to the west.
In the last hour there was a kettle of 9 Red-Tailed hawks swirling just to
the north of towers on Mt. Morrison. Three pealed off, and migrated,
leaving 5 locals. I spotted a local Kestrel early morning perched on a
power line, and during the day we had two local Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Spring Beauties are now blooming. Other birds seen or heard were 4 House
Finch; 2 Black-billed Magpie; 1 Blue Jay; 1 Northern Flicker; 12
Spotted-wing Towhee; 5 Common Raven; 3 Meadowlark; 5 Bushtit; 2
White-breasted Nuthatch; 2 Townsend's Solitaire; 18 American Crows with 14
of them in a murder migrating north; 1 Western Kingbird; and 3 Swallow
(sp.)

Predictions:
Migration is in full-swing. Tomorrow looks to be close to today's weather,
with slightly lower winds, so be prepared to be looking at limit of
binoculars.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Subject: Re: [cobirds] Birdwatching research - Thread CLOSED
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On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 2:09 PM <lifebirding...> wrote:

> I think there is a better way to connect traveling birders with locals who
> love to go birding. I hope we can have more opportunities for bird watchers
> to travel to Brazil and South America with cheaper prices and making
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> This is the Link: https://forms.gle/RqhX8NDWYVeEmop39
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Date: 4/5/19 1:09 pm
From: <lifebirding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birdwatching research


I think there is a better way to connect traveling birders with locals who
love to go birding. I hope we can have more opportunities for bird watchers
to travel to Brazil and South America with cheaper prices and making
friends! Contribute to this short survey and help improve brazilian birding
culture.
This is the Link: https://forms.gle/RqhX8NDWYVeEmop39

Regards,
Vinicius

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Date: 4/5/19 1:05 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rough-legged hawk, Boulder County
A light female adult is sitting on a light pole at the SW corner of McCaslin Blvd. and So. Boulder Rd. , Louisville.

Paula Hansley

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Date: 4/5/19 9:22 am
From: Lori Zabel <zabel628...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren at Prospect Ponds - Larimer
I just had the continuing Winter Wren at Prospect Ponds. Is favoring north side of channel opposite dirt path. Seen foraging around and behind the root clump of downed tree at waters edge.

Lori Zabel
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/5/19 8:43 am
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...>
Subject: [cobirds] Large Vulture Movement Northward (Boulder County)
At the moment there are large kettles of turkey vultures moving northward
out of Longmont. 126 burds so far in 30 minutes. Had six different kettles
that included one kettle with 58 birds in it. Checked every vulture that
has flown by today (all Turkey Vultures; no zone-tails, no black vultures,
no king vultures).

Hopefully you get to see the spectacle.

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Date: 4/5/19 6:06 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 5, 2019.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 5, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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

EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

TUFTED DUCK (Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (*Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker *El Paso, Larimer, Yuma)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)



Gulls: Several gull species are being reported, primarily in Pueblo,
Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland (Thayer’s),
Glaucous, Bonaparte’s, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird
Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On April 4 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

—On March 31 a female Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported on Guanella
Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—-On April 3 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space. Although rare in winter, Field Sparrow is expected in April, so
this will be the last RBA update.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continued; it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported near the Waterton Canyon
Trailhead, just west of Waterton Canyon Rd, by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On March 31 (3) Dunlins were reported at Neenoshe Reservoir (SE corner);
first reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.

—-Seen on March 28 was a TUFTED DUCK in a pond on the south side of Cub
Lake hiking trail in Rocky Mountain NP by Alexander Koch. Update: two
birders searched there on April 3, but found only Mallards. A one day
wonder? I wonder.

—-On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been spotted as far as the north lake of the unit.

—-On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

—On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m)
and 1(f) were reported on March 8, about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.




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*Writers Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir*

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <cruzeduo...>, phone 303-798-8072)



*Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)*

*Sunday April 7*

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

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*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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




Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/4/19 10:32 pm
From: Mark Otis <drmarkotis...>
Subject: [cobirds] red throated loons
Spotted the two red throated loons at the pond across the street from the
Valente Open Space about 1pm. Best view from the Platte River Trail south
of the highway.

Mark R. Otis, Ph.D.
1190 Oneida Street
Denver CO 80220

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Date: 4/4/19 4:59 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (04 Apr 2019) 57 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 27 35 36
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 13 22
Cooper's Hawk 4 17 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 16 120 213
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 0 3 7
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 4 14 19
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Prairie Falcon 1 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 7
Unknown Buteo 1 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 57 223 370
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Roger Rouch

Observers: Bill Wuerthele, Jim Low, Marc Kouzmanoff, Mike Ramee

Visitors:
Two pairs of hikers stopped for a brief explanation of our activities.


Weather:
A mild day all around with mostly sunny skies in the morning becoming
mostly cloudy with a light atmospheric haze. Temperatures from the upper
40's to the mid-60's. A light breeze around 1 Bft. from the SE in the
morning shifting to a light northerly wind around 2 Bft.

Raptor Observations:
Roughly half or more of the migrating raptors were over the west ridge and
required binoculars to spot and often the aid a scope in identification.
The remainder were pretty much a mixed bag in location and height flight.
The early part of the day was slow but the 10:00 to 11:00 hour (MST) had 31
migrating raptors that included a kettle of 18 Turkey Vultures and a
smaller loose kettle with 3 Red-tailed Hawks, 3 Turkey Vultures and an
accipiter. The afternoon had close views of a Peregrine Falcon, Prairie
Falcon, and a dark Red-tailed. The local Red-tails and Turkey Vultures
were enjoying the good thermals.

Non-raptor Observations:
Seen or heard were Spotted Towhee, Common Raven, chickadee, Townsend's
Solitaire, and Black-billed Magpie.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/4/19 12:02 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Whitey-wing Returns
Hi all: Just an update to let you know that our leucistic Red-winged
Blackbird we call whiteywing, has once again returned to our feeders. He
was first observed as an adult in 2010. So this old boy is getting up
there! Always a joy to see him back in the neighborhood.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 4/4/19 7:34 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (02 Apr 2019) 118 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 8 8 9
Osprey 4 4 4
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 3 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 7 16
Cooper's Hawk 7 8 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 76 79 172
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 1 1 1
Ferruginous Hawk 3 3 7
Golden Eagle 1 1 4
American Kestrel 6 6 11
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Prairie Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 118 122 269
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Carol Cwiklinski

Observers: Ajit Antony, Liza Antony

Visitors:
Ajit and Liza Antony observed from 0900-1200 MST. They are very skilled
hawk watchers visiting from Mount Peter Hawk Watch in New York. Ajit's
scope was very helpful with far birds, and both were excellent observers.


Weather:
Winds were Northeast around 5 for the first hour of the day. From 1000-1430
MST winds had an easterly component East/Southeast and generally light 0-5
mph.

Raptor Observations:
The first raptor of the day was at 0850 close to Dino Ridge on the east
side. From 0930-1150 raptors generally flew along the ridge west of Dino,
often gaining height on the slopes of Mount Morrison. At 0955 we had an
unusual sighting of three osprey in a kettle at the south end of Dino
Ridge,they gained height and flew North together high (2) and just west of
Dino. Beginning around 1200 and continuing until 1330 raptors moved close
to observation. They began forming kettles at the south end of Dino Ridge
often in groups of five or more. A couple notable examples include; at 1308
ten red tailed hawks and one sharp shinned hawk formed a kettle, at 1315 11
red tailed hawks and one ferruginous hawk formed a kettle, at 1325 two
northern harrier and two American kestrels formed a kettle. The kettles
generally gained height south of observation and continued north high (1-2)
along Dino Ridge. Raptors moved away from Dino around 1400 hours and
continued migrating along the western ridgeline until the end of day. Birds
were still moving along that ridge line as I was closing for the day, but I
was unable to continue counting. My last bird at 1417 was an immature
Swainson's hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
White-throated swifts


========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/4/19 5:25 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 4, 2019
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 4, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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

EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

TUFTED DUCK (*Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (*Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer, Yuma)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (*El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)



Gulls: Several gull species are being reported, primarily in Pueblo,
Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland (Thayer’s),
Glaucous, Bonaparte’s, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird
Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On April 3 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

—On March 31 an out-of-range female Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported
on Guanella Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—-On April 3 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues; it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported near the Waterton Canyon
Trailhead, just west of Waterton Canyon Rd, by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On March 31 (3) Dunlins were reported at Neenoshe Reservoir (SE corner);
first reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported on Loveland Recreation
trail just east of Rossum Drive by Jay Breidt.

—-Seen on March 28 was a TUFTED DUCK in a pond on the south side of Cub
Lake hiking trail in Rocky Mountain NP by Alexander Koch. Update: two
birders searched there today, but found only Mallards. One day wonder, it
seems.

—-On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been spotted as far as the north lake of the unit.

—-On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


—On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m)
and 1(f) were reported on March 8, about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.




Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org


*Writers Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir*

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <cruzeduo...>, phone 303-798-8072)



*Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)*

*Sunday April 7*

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)


*Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County) *

Saturday April 13

7 AM til noon

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




Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/3/19 8:31 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (03 Apr 2019) 44 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 1
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 14
Cooper's Hawk 5 6 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 25 28 121
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Ferruginous Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 1 1 4
American Kestrel 4 4 9
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Prairie Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 1 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 44 48 195
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Carol Cwiklinski, Joyce Commercon

Observers: Carol Cwiklinski, David Gulbenkian, Jim Low, Mike Ramee

Visitors:
Carol Cwiklinski arrived early, hoping for some stragglers from yesterday's
surge; she counted a few early migrants. Jim Low and Mike Ramee both
arrived with scopes and binoculars at the ready. David Gulbenkian joined us
and was able to catch some raptors passing by. A couple of women hikers,
new to the Dakota Ridge trail, were interested to know what birds we might
be watching for with our binoculars and were pleased that people did not
need to stay "extra quiet" in order to hawkwatch. The other hikers who did
come up were, as usual, mostly interested in the view.


Weather:
Cloud-cover was 100-percent during the watch, with a little thinning in the
afternoon allowing some sun to filter through occasionally. Visibility was
somewhat reduced for most of the watch due to a heavy haze which extended
in all directions and which reached high enough along the ridges to be
noticeable in front of Mount Morrison and to reduce Warren Peak to a
shadow; visibility did, however, greatly improve at the end of the watch.
Mild to moderate winds came from the southeast in the morning, shifting to
the northeast near 11am MST then shifting again later in the afternoon to
come again from the southeast and finally from the west, which may have
helped clear the haze. Temperatures rose from about 8 C to 11 C.

Raptor Observations:
More eyes and lots of raptors moving in groups meant many migrants counted
today. For the first three hours of the watch, the majority of the migrants
passed on the west side of the Ridge either over the valley or the farther
western ridges. Then for the next hour or so, the general average flight
path shifted back east over the Ridge itself and over Rooney Valley. After
about 12:30pm MST, migrants tended to move north more on the west side
again with only a few moving overtop the Ridge itself. Heights-of-flight
were variable but did average a slight increase during the day, leveling
off at about HF3. Some highlights of the day were a couple of accipiters
that passed close by the platform, an Osprey spotted far south that winged
its way steadily north past us, and a couple of dark-morph Red-tailed
Hawks. One immature Red-tailed Hawk migrant that moved north up Rooney
Valley showed very interesting coloration: very warm brown overall with
extra bright, warm tan upper-wing-panels and a tail with a whitish wash on
its distal half. Another juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, of a more usual brown
coloration, came north up Rooney Valley not too long afterwards but then
turned and headed back south; it was not seen again. Since we had quite a
number of unknown-age Red-tailed Hawk migrants move past us, hopefully we
counted it that way, if it did return past us. Local Turkey Vultures were
spotted south on the Ridge and near Mount Morrison, but none were reported
to move north. Local Red-tailed Hawks were seen sometimes escorting migrant
Red-tailed Hawks, sometimes flying together, dropping legs, and
occasionally roller-coastering.

Non-raptor Observations:
Also seen or heard were Black-billed Magpie, about ten bluebird species,
Townsend's Solitaire, American Crow, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven,
Rock Pigeon, and seven Bushtits that trickled north over the platform late
in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/3/19 6:48 pm
From: Jenyva Turner <jenyvat...>
Subject: [cobirds] Turkey vulture flock flyover- El Paso County
While driving south on I-25 near Fountain tonight (4/3) at 5:30pm, two separate flocks of turkey vultures flew low over the highway, along Fountain Creek, heading north! There were about 50 total! Welcome back vultures!!!

Jenyva Fox
Fountain, CO
El Paso County

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Date: 4/3/19 6:32 pm
From: <hikerhodges...>
Subject: [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Greetings, all,

Today around 12:10 a FOS Broad-tailed Hummingbird flew into my yard - which
is about a mile east of downtown Colorado Springs. As the westside usually
garners most of the hummer activity, it was exciting to see a male with a
bright red gorget wondering where my feeder was.

In addition, a Common Grackle was seen in the Kissing Camels subdivision at
1:00.

Time to get the hummer feeders up!

Good birding,

Linda Hodges
Colorado Springs

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Date: 4/3/19 5:58 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] No sign of Tufted Duck, RMNP Larimer
I hiked 1 mile up the Cub Lake trail with Scott Rashid just now and found the ponds with Mallards, etc. Alas, no Tufted Duck was visible.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 4/3/19 5:51 pm
From: Ajit Antony <aiantony521...>
Subject: [cobirds] Final totals of raptors at Dinosaur Ridge on April 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 4
Northern Harrier 3
Sharp shinned 7
Cooper's 7
Swainsons Hawk 1
Red tailed Hawk 76
Ferruginous Hawk 3
Golden Eagle 1
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 2
Total 118
Results thanks to Carol Cwiklinski.
Ajit Antony

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Date: 4/3/19 12:29 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Horned Grebe at Smith Reservoir
I spent a much needed day afield yesterday making a 160 mile loop through
the south San Luis valley. There are still a few thousand Sandhill Cranes
around. They leave the MV Refuge at first light and then head north to
various grainfields.

Up Conejos Canyon (Conejos Cty), the familiar drumming of the Williamson's
Sapsuckers was heard and was a sure sign of spring. There still is a lot of
snow up there and the road to Platoro was closed.

Sagebrush Sparrows were present along the county roads east of Antonito
(Conejos Cty). The roads have dried out now and are very passable. Still
would recommend high clearance vehicle.

A Horned Grebe was near the south shore of Smith reservoir in Costilla
County yesterday. We have only a handful of records for this species in the
Valley so a good find.

Changes are happening....

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 4/3/19 5:42 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Amended version of Colorado Rare Bird Alert for April 3.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 3, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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

EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

*TUFTED DUCK *(*Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, Yuma)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Northern Mockingbird (*Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)



Gulls: Several gull species are being reported, primarily in Pueblo,
Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland (Thayer’s),
Glaucous, Bonaparte’s, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird
Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On March 31 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

—On March 31 an out-of-range female Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported
on Guanella Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues; it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported at Waterton Canyon, near
the beginning of the main trail by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On March 31 (3) Dunlins were reported at Neenoshe Reservoir (SE corner);
first reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-A late report from March 29 was on eBird April 2, of a *TUFTED DUCK, *seen
in a pond on the south side of Cub Lake hiking trail in Rocky Mountain NP
by Alexander Koch. See my note to CObirds for details, please.

—-On April 2 a Northern Mockingbird (present since November, 2018) was
reported by Cheri Orwig in shrubs along Naomi Rd, SW of Boedecker Reservoir.

—-On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been spotted as far as the north lake of the unit.

—-On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


—On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m)
and 1(f) were reported on March 8, about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.




Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org


*Writers Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir*

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <cruzeduo...>, phone 303-798-8072)



*Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)*

*Sunday April 7*

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)





Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/3/19 5:38 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] late report: TUFTED DUCK - Rocky Mountain NP (Larimer Co) (no joke)
COBirders -
I am forwarding this MARCH 29 report of a rarity from eBird, posted 4/2.
There are only a few previous CO records,
most of them near this date, all from the plains. This would be a high
altitude CO record, if confirmed.
Please report any trips there today to CObirds.

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2019 10:00 by Alexander Koch
- Rocky Mountain NP, Larimer, Colorado
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3511501,-105.6221777&ll=40.3511501,-105.6221777
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54503781
- Comments: "Hiding among a group of Mallards in a pond on the south side
of the Cub Lake hiking trail. It was the lone Tufted Duck, which I had
about 10 minutes to observe from 50 feet away and confirm based on our
Peterson's. Prominent yellow eyes, gray bill, short tuft, and black back
confirmed it was not a Scaup or Ring-Necked"

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/3/19 5:32 am
From: Ajit Antony <aiantony521...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge Hawks April 2. 38++ raptors
As East Winds were predicted (favorable for migration) for the Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch we decided to go and help the counter today. We are experienced hawk watchers from the Mount Peter Hawk Watch in New York State.

At the watch we met Carol Cwiklinski who said that there are no volunteers on Tuesdays and she was filling in and would send a report in. Her husband was working and missing the count, so she let him know what was migrating with hourly messages!
We started at 10 a.m. and had to leave by 1 pm though Carol continued until 3:30 pm.
Most of the hawks were seen by scanning with binoculars, initially to the South or Southwest and flying over Mount Morrison. We made sure that the hawks counted were migrating and not local.

Highlights were:
Golden Eagle 1 (definite migrant)
Red-tailed Hawk 22, and Carol had a number of kettles after we left, right over the watch
Peregrine Falcon 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Osprey 4, of which 3 flew north together!
Turkey Vulture 3
American Kestrel 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 which flew just east of the hawk watch, not together, one slightly below us and the other a little above eye level. The first was male and the other female, being bluish- and brownish-backed respectively.
Ferruginous Hawk 1, alas, soon after we left.

It is a truism of hawk watches that a good hawk requires human sacrifice=someone leaving the watch!

We had an additional Peregrine Falcon which flew Northeast and an immature Bald Eagle which flew to the South and were not counted.
There were a number of local non-migratory Red-tailed Hawk, numerous Common Raven, and a flock of 46 American Crow flying North.

Carol was excellent at finding hawks and identifying them. The hawk watch would be fortunate to get her as a regular counter.
Thanks to Liza Antony as well.

Ajit I Antony
Mount Peter Hawk Watch - Warwick, New York


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Date: 4/3/19 5:29 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 3, with TUFTED DUCK report.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller <jroller9...>

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 3, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on CoBirds. Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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

EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

*TUFTED DUCK *(*Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, Yuma)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Northern Mockingbird (*Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)



Gulls: Several gull species are being reported, primarily in Pueblo,
Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland (Thayer’s),
Glaucous, Bonaparte’s, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird
Sightings”.



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On March 31 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

—On March 31 an out-of-range female Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported
on Guanella Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.





JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues; it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported at Waterton Canyon, near
the beginning of the main trail by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

—-On March 31 (3) Dunlins were reported at Neenoshe Reservoir (SE corner);
first reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On April 2 a *TUFTED DUCK* was reported in a pond on the south side of
Cub Lake hiking trail in Rocky Mountain NP by Alexander Koch.

—-On April 2 a Northern Mockingbird (present since November, 2018) was
reported by Cheri Orwig in shrubs along Naomi Rd, SW of Boedecker Reservoir.

—-On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been spotted as far as the north lake of the unit.

—-On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.


—On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m)
and 1(f) were reported on March 8, about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south end of the line of pines near the office.
First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.




Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org


*Writers Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir*

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <cruzeduo...>, phone 303-798-8072)



*Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)*

*Sunday April 7*

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email <patodrisk...>, cell 303-885-6955)



*Park County Reservoirs*

Monday April 8

5:30 – 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...>, cell 831-713-8659)





Good Birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 4/2/19 8:41 pm
From: Bill Schreitz <flannelmoth...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prospect Park, Jefferson County
Two Snowy Egrets on the southeast shore of West lake 3 PM on Tuesday, 2 April

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Date: 4/2/19 4:19 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] March 2019 Birds, Woodland Park area and Beyond
March 2019 Birds, Woodland Park area and Beyond
FOS = First of Season

Eared Grebe- at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27, FOS

Pied-billed Grebe- at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27, FOS

Double-crested Cormorant-at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27, FOS

Common Goldeneye- Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12

American Wigeon- Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12

Common Merganser- Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12, 3-27

Bald Eagle- 1 at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12, 3-27

Cooper’s Hawk- 1 at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27

Northern Goshawk- Report on 3-16, caught a rabbit in a Woodland Park yard
area

Killdeer- FOS at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12, 3-27

Ring-billed Gull- Flock of 12 in Green Mountain Falls on 3-26

Eurasian Collared-Dove- near Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12, Monument on 3-31

Downy Woodpecker- 1 on 3-12

Northern Flicker- “singing” on 3-20, courtship displays on 3-27

Northern Three-toed Woodpecker- sign along Catamount Trail on 3-2

Say’s Phoebe- at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27, FOS

Loggerhead Shrike- at Brush Hollow SWA on 3-27, FOS

Northern Shrike- 3-13, new species for yard area, during snowstorm,
terrorizing feeder area

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay- Aiken Preserve on Loop Trail on 3-12, many squawking
along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Gray Jay- Glen Cove on 3-26

Clark’s Nutcracker- 1 on Catamount Trail on 3-2

Golden-crowned Kinglet- on Catamount Trail on 3-2, Aiken Preserve on Canyon
Trail on 3-12

Western Bluebird- FOS 3-28

Mountain Bluebird- FOS 3-16
Spruce Mountain Open Space on 3-31

Townsend’s Solitaire- Brush Hollow SWA on 3-12, 3-27

American Robin- FOS on 3-17, singing on 3-20
Pikes Peak Highway on 3-19, along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Bushtit- Green Mountain Falls on 3-2

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1 calling on Catamount Trail on 3-2, 1 along
Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

White-breasted Nuthatch- After being scarce for a couple months, seen most
of the time in March
Aiken Preserve on Loop Trail on 3-12

Brown Creeper- along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Spotted Towhee- singing along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Song Sparrow- singing on 3-2, Green Mountain Falls

Dark-eyed Junco- All 5 subspecies during storm events in first half of month
Pink-sided- a few around all month
White-winged- last seen on 3-16
Oregon- a couple around all month
Slate-colored- Last seen on 3-28
Gray-headed- Aiken Preserve on Loop Trail on 3-12, 18 on 3-14, 15 on 3-30

Evening Grosbeak- a few on 3-3, 3-25, 1M on 3-27, a few on 3-28, 3-29

Pine Siskin- one or two around some of the time
along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Red Crossbill, 1 on 3-30
along Monument Trail # 715 on 3-31

Cassin’s Finch- 1F on 3-28


Abert’s Squirrel- 1 on 3-25

Joe LaFleur
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Date: 4/2/19 12:29 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bon. Gulls, E Phoebe, Douglas
At about 12:45 pm this afternoon, Urling & I watched 6 Bonaparte's Gulls at the Walker Pit west of Franktown. A scope helps you see them, and their distinctive flight pattern. The pit has a smattering of ducks of several species.

I also saw one Eastern Phoebe along the Cherry Creek trail south of Walker Pit. It forayed off a barbed wire fence, east of the grove that's east of the first foot bridge (about 3/4 mile from the start of the trail.

Hugh

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Date: 4/2/19 12:22 pm
From: Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Just heard a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird over Wonderland Lake in North
Boulder.

Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
North Boulder

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Date: 4/2/19 5:19 am
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Compiler: Cheryl Teuton ( <mailto:<teuton...>
<teuton...>)

Phone: (303) 912-3341

E-mail: RBA AT <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 2 sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists.



Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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



EURASIAN WIGEON (Larimer)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Adams)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Pueblo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, *Yuma)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, Larimer)

Eastern Bluebird (Garfield)

Northern Mockingbird (Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (Jefferson)

Northern Cardinal (Larimer)



Gull species: Several winter/spring gulls are being seen, primarily in
Pueblo, Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland
(Thayer's), Glaucous, Bonaparte's, California, Ring-billed, Herring, Lesser
Black-backed, and Great Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, please check <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org, scroll down to the
very bottom "Recent eBird Sightings".



ADAMS COUNTY:

-On March 27 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at McKay Road ponds,
directly east of the junction of McKay Rd in Thornton . First reported on
March 20 by Greg Levandoski.

-On March 31 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

---On March 31, an out of range female Chestnut-collared Longspur was
reported on Guanella Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

-On March 31 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

-On March 28 a Eastern Bluebird was reported at CR 320 (SW of the Beaver
Water Treatment Plant) First reported on March 24 by Benjamin Althouse.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues, it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported at Waterton Canyon, near the
beginning of the main trail by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

--- On March 31 three Dunlins was reported at Neenoshee Reservoir (SE
corner). First reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

---On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been identified as far as the north lake of the unit.

---On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

-On March 31 a Northern Mockingbird was reported at Boedecker Reservoir.
First reported by Nick Komar on March 23.

-On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m) and
1(f) were reported on March 8,about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot

-There has been a (f) Northern Cardinal visiting the feeders at the home of
Steve Martin SW of Wellington since July. Email for current status and
directions: falconridge AT <http://cowisp.net/> cowisp.net. Last report -
March 8.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

---On March 31 the overwintering Red-Bellied Woodpecker was again seen at
Pueblo Nature Center. It has been present since November 2018.



YUMA COUNTY:

---On April 1 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Wray Fish
Hatchery, foraging in the south portion of the line of pines near the
office. First reported by Gregg Goodrich on March 23.





Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on <http://dfobirds.org/>
dfobirds.org



Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <mailto:<cruzeduo...> <cruzeduo...>, phone
303-798-8072)



Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)

Sunday April 7

7:00 - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (email <mailto:<patodrisk...> <patodrisk...>,
cell 303-885-6955)



Park County Reservoirs

Monday April 8

5:30 - 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <mailto:<dsuddjian...> <dsuddjian...>,
cell 831-713-8659)





Good Birding,

Cheryl Teuton

Aurora, CO



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Date: 4/1/19 6:42 pm
From: <janeb1952...>
Subject: [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird
A male Broad-tailed Hummingbird just flew over my head, at the corner of 8th and Cascade in Boulder.
Jane Baryames
Boulder, CO

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Date: 4/1/19 6:42 pm
From: Natalie <nat.ann27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Owls in FoCo
Hello all!

I went to Grandview Cemetery this morning to see if the Great Horned Owl
was nesting where it usually was, or if the Eastern Screech Owl was still
around, but no luck. I also haven't seen any sign of the CSU Environmental
Learning Center Eastern Screech Owl or the Spring Canyon Park one. Has
anyone else had luck with these birds recently?

Thanks!
Natalie

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Date: 4/1/19 6:42 pm
From: Byron Hukee <spaddrvr...>
Subject: [cobirds] Leucistic American Robin
On 3/31/19 while observing several robins along the Colorado River in Mesa County at Kames Robb SP-Corn Lake, I spotted this white robin.

Eyes were dark so leucistic.

Bh

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Date: 4/1/19 6:42 pm
From: Byron Hukee <spaddrvr...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lecistic American Robin in Mesa County
On Sunday, 3/31/19, while observing several robins along the Colorado River
in Mesa County at James Robb SP-Corn Lake, I spotted this white robin.

Eyes were dark so I believe it was leucistic.

Byron Hukee

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Date: 4/1/19 5:33 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (01 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 12
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 9
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 96
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Ferruginous Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 3
American Kestrel 0 0 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Prairie Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 4 4 151
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Commercon

Observers: Chris Curwen

Visitors:
After having heard of HawkWatch through the DFO (Denver Field
Ornithologists), Chris Curwen arrived in the morning in time to see a few
migrants. He then stayed and helped for the rest of the watch which was
much appreciated. Not many people came onto the platform; those that did
came mainly for the view. One young couple asked to have their photo taken.


Weather:
Partly-cloudy day with a few large shifts back and forth between about
70-percent and 30-percent cloud-cover. Although calm in the morning, the
winds, for about a half-hour, became extremely variable with mild winds
occasionally whipping to gusts of bft 3 that weirdly seemed to come from
the south, southeast and north before the pattern settled into fairly
steady northwesterly winds (bft 3-4) by 11:00am MST. Temperatures on the
platform ranged from 5.5 C to 10 C, dropping to 8 C due to the cooler
northwesterly winds. Visibility was good.

Raptor Observations:
The Cooper's Hawk and the three Red-tailed Hawk migrants all passed north
within the first three hours, either over the Ridge or the west-side
valley. Notably, this was before the northwestern winds began. Still, the
local Red-tailed Hawks, including the one missing a tail feather, did not
seem to be bothered at all by the wind direction as they sailed up and down
the ridges and valleys, always slowing and turning before we could make
them into migrants. One local Red-tailed Hawk, that carried a small rodent
in its talons, happily performed some shallow roller-coaster moves over the
west side valley near the platform. A local female American Kestrel was
spotted zipping south low in Rooney Valley in the morning. A local Turkey
Vulture once again came north along the Ridge near to the platform before
returning south. Two local adult Golden Eagles flew and circled in tandem
high over the platform in the afternoon, continuing their dance eventually
to the west over I70.

Non-raptor Observations:
Four Common Ravens circled and soared as a (family?) group above the
platform in the morning. A couple hours later one Common Raven flew past
carrying a small white sphere (about the size of a ping-pong or golf ball)
in its beak. A few Mule deer were seen on the east flank of the ridge. Also
seen or heard were Spotted Towhee, Western Bluebird, a goose species,
Townsend's Solitaire, a group of 4-6 Bushtits, Western Meadowlark (heard in
Rooney Valley), Dark-eyed Junco, Mountain Chickadee, Black-billed Magpie,
American Crow, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, and American Robin.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 4/1/19 2:00 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Six species of swallows Pueblo 4/1
After the dense fog lifted this morning, Valco Ponds in Pueblo (Pueblo
County), was a good place to see hundreds of swallows. Many Tree Swallows,
also Bank, Northern Rough-winged, Barn, Cliff, and Violet-green (all six
regular swallow species in Colorado). Other things, 6 Eastern Phoebes, 2
Black Phoebes, over 10 Say's Phoebes, a Greater Scaup, Red-breasted
Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Bonaparte's, Franklin's, a late Herring Gull,
and quite a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, a few bright males, among many
other birds. A pretty birdy morning at Valco Ponds, with David Tønnessen
and Jim Merritt.

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Date: 4/1/19 12:16 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
Sadly, the crane has departed, but not before wishing everyone a Happy April Fools Day.  Took two flies on the water, but got enough strikes to get the hook to set - plus I can now sleep easy that eventually got Mr. Roller to bite.  Now back to work, and that's not a lie.
Cheers,Doug 
On Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:38:22 AM PDT, Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

Got me.Joe
On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 12:12 PM Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> wrote:

All,
I would caution all to check their calendars and note what day it is before we get too carried away.

happy foolin',
Doug FaulknerArvada, CO

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I am an innocent party to all this and did not hack anyone's account.Let me know if there is any action I need to take, please.Joe Roller
On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 11:26 AM Steve Stachowiak <smka2...> wrote:

Would someone please call Doug Ward and let him know that Joe Roller has hacked his Cobird account?

Good Birding,
Steve Stachowiak
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/1/19 11:12 am
From: Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
All,

I would caution all to check their calendars and note what day it is before
we get too carried away.

happy foolin',

Doug Faulkner
Arvada, CO


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> I am an innocent party to all this and did not hack anyone's account.
> Let me know if there is any action I need to take, please.
> Joe Roller
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>> Would someone please call Doug Ward and let him know that Joe Roller has
>> hacked his Cobird account?
>>
>> Good Birding,
>> Steve Stachowiak
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
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Date: 4/1/19 10:44 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
I am an innocent party to all this and did not hack anyone's account.
Let me know if there is any action I need to take, please.
Joe Roller

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> hacked his Cobird account?
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> Good Birding,
> Steve Stachowiak
> Highlands Ranch, CO
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Date: 4/1/19 10:26 am
From: Steve Stachowiak <smka2...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
Would someone please call Doug Ward and let him know that Joe Roller has hacked his Cobird account?

Good Birding,
Steve Stachowiak
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 4/1/19 10:11 am
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
nice!
04/01/19



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Date: 4/1/19 10:08 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>, Cobirders Cobirders <cobirders...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO

Amazingly, the female HOODED CRANE returned and is currently feeding in our garden!! Just checked dates, and today is right in the middle of their expected timing for Colorado. We're in Southwest Denver (Denver Co.), so please let me know if you'd like directions. Again, great yard bird!

Cheers,
Doug

BTW - Thinking she is from the expected eastern Russian Amish subspecies (G. monacha lancasterensis) based on bonnet coloration.


On Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:58:44 AM PDT, Doug Ward <dougward...> wrote:


While sitting at my desk (SW Denver, Denver Co.) working away with the window open on this beautiful morning (Mon., 1 Apr.'19), heard the ethereal calls of a migrating flock of about thirty (30) SANDHILL CRANES. As most of you know, hearing cranes calling is truly one of the greatest gifts Nature has afforded us - so basic, yet an audible representation of wild. Anyway, to the point of this post. Mixed in with this group was a small, dark crane with an all white neck and head, except for the diagnostic black "hood", a HOODED CRANE! Turned out to be a female crane as it's "hood" was more of a "bonnet". This was around 9:45am here in Denver, and as the flock was working it's way north, I'd be on the lookout Ft. Collins around lunch time.

So, another good yard bird to add to the OSPREY flyover on Thursday (28 Mar.'19) and a small flock of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDs that graced us on Saturday (30 Mar.'19).

Good Birding,
Doug




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Date: 4/1/19 10:08 am
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
Amazingly, the female HOODED CRANE returned and is currently feeding in our garden!!  Just checked dates, and today is right in the middle of their expected timing for Colorado. We're in Southwest Denver (Denver Co.), so please let me know if you'd like directions.  Again, great yard bird!
Cheers,Doug
BTW - Thinking she is from the expected eastern Russian Amish subspecies (G. monacha lancasterensis) based on bonnet coloration.

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:58:44 AM PDT, Doug Ward <dougward...> wrote:

While sitting at my desk (SW Denver, Denver Co.) working away with the window open on this beautiful morning (Mon., 1 Apr.'19), heard the ethereal calls of a migrating flock of about thirty (30) SANDHILL CRANES.  As most of you know, hearing cranes calling is truly one of the greatest gifts Nature has afforded us - so basic, yet an audible representation of wild.  Anyway, to the point of this post.  Mixed in with this group was a small, dark crane with an all white neck and head, except for the diagnostic black "hood", a HOODED CRANE!  Turned out to be a female crane as it's "hood" was more of a "bonnet".  This was around 9:45am here in Denver, and as the flock was working it's way north, I'd be on the lookout Ft. Collins around lunch time.
So, another good yard bird to add to the OSPREY flyover on Thursday (28 Mar.'19) and a small flock of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDs that graced us on Saturday (30 Mar.'19).
Good Birding,Doug




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Date: 4/1/19 9:00 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pectoral Sandpiper/Weld
Hi all

Photos of Pectoral Sandpiper ...

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http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/view/23/weld-cr-37-and-94-gravel-pit-nunn

Other birds of interest seen this weekend:

- Black-necked Stilt, Long-billed Dowitcher [Stewart's Pond-South]
- Rough-legged Hawk [Hwy 77 north of Briggsdale]
- Great Horned Owl [Norma's Grove]

Lower Latham Marsh and Beebe Draw have lots of water, need birds :-) Huge
fire scar from about a month ago on west side of Weld CR 69 of birding tour
route. Rec shooters: group on Weld CR 96 birding route; five groups along
Weld CR 69 birding route both sides of road; and one group on Weld CR 104
birding route.

No longspurs, owls, plovers sighted or heard.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/


On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:04:30 PM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
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> Hi all!
>
> I found a Pectoral Sandpiper at Nunn's Weld County Road 37/94 this am.
> Post pictures later.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Gary Lefko, Nunn
> FriendsofthePawneeGrassland.org
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Date: 4/1/19 8:58 am
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] HOODED CRANE (female); Denver Co., CO
While sitting at my desk (SW Denver, Denver Co.) working away with the window open on this beautiful morning (Mon., 1 Apr.'19), heard the ethereal calls of a migrating flock of about thirty (30) SANDHILL CRANES.  As most of you know, hearing cranes calling is truly one of the greatest gifts Nature has afforded us - so basic, yet an audible representation of wild.  Anyway, to the point of this post.  Mixed in with this group was a small, dark crane with an all white neck and head, except for the diagnostic black "hood", a HOODED CRANE!  Turned out to be a female crane as it's "hood" was more of a "bonnet".  This was around 9:45am here in Denver, and as the flock was working it's way north, I'd be on the lookout Ft. Collins around lunch time.
So, another good yard bird to add to the OSPREY flyover on Thursday (28 Mar.'19) and a small flock of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDs that graced us on Saturday (30 Mar.'19).
Good Birding,Doug


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Date: 4/1/19 5:12 am
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 1, 2019 (no fooling)
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Compiler: Cheryl Teuton ( <mailto:<teuton...>
<teuton...>)

Phone: (303) 912-3341

E-mail: RBA AT <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 1 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists.



Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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



EURASIAN WIGEON (Huerfano, *Larimer)

Black Scoter (Huerfano)

Dunlin (*Kiowa)

Red-throated Loon (*Adams)

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Winter Wren (*Jefferson, *Larimer)

Eastern Bluebird (Garfield)

Northern Mockingbird (*Larimer)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Clear Creek)

Field Sparrow (*El Paso)

Fox Sparrow (red) (*Jefferson)

Northern Cardinal (Larimer)



Gull species: Several winter/spring gulls are being seen, primarily in
Pueblo, Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland
(Thayer's), Glaucous, Bonaparte's, California, Ring-billed, Herring, Lesser
Black-backed, and Great Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, please check <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org, scroll down to the
very bottom "Recent eBird Sightings".



ADAMS COUNTY:

-On March 27 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at McKay Road ponds,
directly east of the junction of McKay Rd in Thornton . First reported on
March 20 by Greg Levandoski.

-On March 31 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:

---On March 31, an out of range female Chestnut-collared Longspur was
reported on Guanella Pass by Tyler Stewart.



EL PASO COUNTY:

-On March 31 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

-On March 28 a Eastern Bluebird was reported at CR 320 (SW of the Beaver
Water Treatment Plant) First reported on March 24 by Benjamin Althouse.



HUERFANO COUNTY:

-On March 26 a (male) EURASIAN WIGEON was reported at Orlando Reservoir.
First reported on March 18 by the DFO Field Trip/David Suddjian.

-On March 26 a Black Scoter was reported at Martin Lake (on the eastern side
near the dam outlet) in Lathrop State Park. First reported on March 17 by
Kara Carragher.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On March 31 the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues, it has been present since December 2018.

---On March 31 a Fox Sparrow (red) was reported at Waterton Canyon, near the
beginning of the main trail by Bez Bezuidenhout.



KIOWA COUNTY:

--- On March 31 three Dunlins was reported at Neenoshee Reservoir (SE
corner). First reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

---On March 31 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others. Since the original report, the bird
has been identified as far as the north lake of the unit.

---On March 31 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

-On March 31 a Northern Mockingbird was reported at Boedecker Reservoir.
First reported by Nick Komar on March 23.

-On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m) and
1(f) were reported on March 8,about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot

-There has been a (f) Northern Cardinal visiting the feeders at the home of
Steve Martin SW of Wellington since July. Email for current status and
directions: falconridge AT <http://cowisp.net/> cowisp.net. Last report -
March 8.





Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on <http://dfobirds.org/>
dfobirds.org



Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (email <cruzeduo...> <mailto:<cruzeduo...> , phone
303-798-8072)



Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)

Sunday April 7

7:00 - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (email <patodrisk...> <mailto:<patodrisk...> ,
cell 303-885-6955)



Park County Reservoirs

Monday April 8

5:30 - 3:00 PM

David Suddjian (email <dsuddjian...> <mailto:<dsuddjian...> ,
cell 831-713-8659)





Good Birding,

Cheryl Teuton

Aurora, CO



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Date: 3/31/19 9:49 pm
From: SeEttaM <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bald Eagle on humongous (and very old) nest in Crowley Co.
I have been watching nesting Bald Eagles in Crowley County for some years.
When I looked today I couldn't see the eagle as she was so small relative
to the nest (and because the nest is more than 500 feet from the road). I
got photos of her that some may find interesting. I have uploaded them to
my blog at
https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/2019/03/bald-eagle-on-humongous-nest.html
.

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

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Date: 3/31/19 7:21 pm
From: Tyler Stewart <stewar2090...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-collared Longspur, Clear Creek County
All,

Apologies for the late report,but yesterday (3-30-19) Debbie Barnes,
Annette Megneys, and myself had a single, female Chestnut-collared Longspur
at Guanella Pass in Clear Creek County, feeding on grasses in a bare knoll,
right alongside a flock of White-tailed Ptarmigan. Photos are in the below
eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54390510

Best,
Tyler J. Stewart
Colorado Springs

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Date: 3/31/19 7:17 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Red-throated Loon still around (Adams)
10 days later and the Red-throated Loon was still there today, 3/31. I
visited around 2pm-ish today and the bird was in the western third of that
reservoir just south of 104th and the parking area for Elaine Valente Park.
Maybe I was lucky but I spotted the bird almost immediately - sticks out
like a sore thumb from all the Ruddies there.

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
Coal Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, CO (at exactly 8,000' ASL)


On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 1:50 PM Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
wrote:

> Still present today 3/21 at noon.
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
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Date: 3/31/19 3:35 pm
From: Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon, Cobb Lake, Larimer
Hello All,

After searching the south side of Cobb Lake and finding a Baird’s Sandpiper, I just returned to the north side of Cobb and ran into Cole Sage who had (and has) the bird. So much for searching the south side.

Good birding,
Sean Walters
Fort Collins, CO

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Date: 3/31/19 2:06 pm
From: David Chartier <davidchartier45...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Cardinal, Otero County
I found a male northern cardinal along CO 266 today about 20-30 yards
northeast of the turnoff to Rocky Ford SWA.

David Chartier
Colorado Springs

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Date: 3/31/19 11:21 am
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cameron Pass Boreal Owls, Jackson County
My third trip up to Cameron Pass this year was finally the charm as I heard
my first Boreal Owl of the year fairly high up in the Michigan River
drainage in State Forest State Park. Unfortunately for us, the bird was
several hundred meters off the trail, but fortunately for others the
acoustics in the area are really helpful for hearing distant birds and
other birders reported hearing this bird from Highway 14 at a pulloff about
1.1 miles from Cameron Pass on the Jackson County side. The bird we heard
was about 1.5 miles from the pulloff on Highway 14, and as we were hiking
back on the trail, we could still clearly hear it at 1.25 miles before the
trail went around a corner preventing us from hearing the owl any more.

Eurasian Wigeon joins Prothonotary Warbler on the list of cool birds I have
gotten the same day as Boreal Owl.

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

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Date: 3/31/19 5:29 am
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, March 31, 2019
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Compiler: Cheryl Teuton ( <mailto:<teuton...>
<teuton...>)

Phone: (303) 912-3341

E-mail: RBA AT <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, March 31 sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists.



Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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



Tundra Swan (Larimer, Weld)

EURASIAN WIGEON (Huerfano, *Larimer)

Black Scoter (Huerfano)

Long-tailed Duck (Fremont)

Dunlin (Kiowa)

GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Arapahoe)

Red-throated Loon (*Adams)

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)

Western Wood-Pewee (Mesa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, *Larimer)

Bewick's Wren (El Paso)

Eastern Bluebird (Garfield)

Northern Mockingbird (Larimer)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Northern Cardinal (Larimer)



Gull species: Several winter/spring gulls are being seen, primarily in
Pueblo, Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland
(Thayer's), Glaucous, Bonaparte's, California, Ring-billed, Herring, Lesser
Black-backed, and Great Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, please check <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org, scroll down to the
very bottom "Recent eBird Sightings".



ADAMS COUNTY:

-On March 27 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at McKay Road ponds,
directly east of the junction of McKay Rd in Thornton . First reported on
March 20 by Greg Levandoski.

-On March 30 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

---On March 29 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Cherry Creek State
Park (marina and nearby dam trail area) by Ben Sampson.





EL PASO COUNTY:

-On March 25 a Bewick's Wren was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve.
Originally reported there in the parking lot on March 24 by Tyler Stewart.

-On March 30 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



FREMONT COUNTY:

-On March 25 two Long-tailed Ducks were reported at Blue Heron Ponds on Hwy
115. First reported on March 6 by Rich Miller.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

-On March 28 a Eastern Bluebird was reported at CR 320 (SW of the Beaver
Water Treatment Plant) First reported on March 24 by Benjamin Althouse.



HUERFANO COUNTY:

-On March 26 a (male) EURASIAN WIGEON was reported at Orlando Reservoir.
First reported on March 18 by the DFO Field Trip/David Suddjian.

-On March 26 a Black Scoter was reported at Martin Lake (on the eastern side
near the dam outlet) in Lathrop State Park. First reported on March 17 by
Kara Carragher.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On March 26, the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues, it has been present since December 2018.



KIOWA COUNTY:

--- On March 29 a Dunlin was reported at Neenoshee Reservoir (SE corner).
First reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

---On March 30 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others.

---On March 30 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

-On March 25 a Northern Mockingbird was reported at Boedecker Reservoir.
First reported by Nick Komar on March 23.

-On March 25 (2) Tundra Swans were reported at Bud Mielke Reservoir. First
reported by Georgia Doyle on March 24.

-On March 30 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the golf course parking lot. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m) and
1(f) were reported on March 8,about midway along the south edge of the
cemetery that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot

-There has been a (f) Northern Cardinal visiting the feeders at the home of
Steve Martin SW of Wellington since July. Email for current status and
directions: falconridge AT <http://cowisp.net/> cowisp.net. Last report -
March 8.



MESA COUNTY:

---On March 25 an early Western Wood-Pewee was reported at Gateway
Cottonwoods by Mark & Denise Vollmer.



WELD COUNTY:

-On March 25 (3) Tundra Swans were reported at Cozzens Lake. First reported
on March 12 by Steve Mlodinow.





Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on <http://dfobirds.org/>
dfobirds.org



Fountain Park Regional Park (El Paso County)

Sunday, March 31

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Diane Roberts (E-mail: Samantha576 AT <http://aol.com/> aol.com;
720-278-9025)



Denver City Park (Denver City County)

Sunday, March 31

7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (E-mail: Patodrisk AT <http://gmail.com/> gmail.com;
303-885-6955)



Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir

Friday April 5

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (phone 303-798-8072)



Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)

Sunday April 7

7:00 - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (cell 303-885-6955)





Good Birding,

Cheryl Teuton

Aurora, CO



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Date: 3/30/19 9:08 pm
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sapsucker at Chatfield
As my son and I were walking through the parking lot getting ready to leave
I caught a bird fly between two trees. It appears to be a red-naped
sapsucker. It was poking around in the bare trees about 10 yards to the
left (north?) of the nature center as you face it from the parking lot. It
wan't vocalizing at all and had it not flown when it did I would've missed
it completely! Below is a photo, a few more from different angles are on
my ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54386981

Eric Storms
Castle Rock



[image: 20190330_0094.jpg]

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Date: 3/30/19 1:34 pm
From: 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bluebird Hat Trick in Boulder County
This morning on the South Mesa Trail, within half a mile of the Trailhead, I
encountered Western, Mountain, and at least one Eastern Bluebird. I even got
a few photos with a Mountain and Westerns in the same frame. All told, I
think I saw over 20 bluebirds, but it was tough to count because they were
amidst a flock of 80+ Robins.



And if that's not enough blue for you, there were also Scrub Jays in the
same area, and Steller's Jays a bit up the trail in the Ponderosas.



If you go, keep your eyes open in the vicinity of the fire station on
Eldorado Springs Drive, as there were also Western Bluebirds hunting from
the power lines and fire station parking lot.



There are photos of each species with the checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54380674



Chris Petrizzo

Broomfield, CO



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Date: 3/30/19 12:04 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pectoral Sandpiper/Weld
Hi all!

I found a Pectoral Sandpiper at Nunn's Weld County Road 37/94 this am.
Post pictures later.

Thanks!

Gary Lefko, Nunn
FriendsofthePawneeGrassland.org

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Date: 3/30/19 11:40 am
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon -- Larimer
The Eurasian Wigeon was the first wigeon a group of us saw this morning as
it flew from the Cobb Lake State Wildlife Area over to Cobb Lake for a few
minutes shortly after sunrise. It called a few times, but unfortunately
stopped calling after we got our recording devices out, then it flew back
over to the SWA and presumably flew to the south end of Cobb Lake where
there is no access before 7:30 since that was around the last time any of
us saw it. Even though none of the later groups had seen the wigeon by the
time I left, we still had a really nice day of birding with about 65
species reported at the SWA this morning with my group seeing 60 of those
including 20 species of ducks (including a Mexican Duck and a pair of
Blue-winged Teal), Peregrine Falcon, Northern Shrike, and Yellow-headed
Blackbird.

If you want to try for the Eurasian Wigeon, I would recommend getting to
the SWA before sunrise and scoping the pond in the southwest corner and
then checking other ponds as early as possible since the birds don't seem
to have a predictable time they leave. It might also be worth checking
later in the evening as the ducks come back to these ponds to roost for the
night.

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

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Date: 3/30/19 9:29 am
From: <erin.scott...>
Subject: [cobirds] RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER- ELBERT COUNTY
Saw this guy drumming on my tree this morning. Ive never seen a sepsucker
out here. Its pretty open with some Ponderosa Pine. We are just south of
the Russellville area in Franktown/Elizabeth, and only have a few trees.
Maybe he wandered out this way from the forest just a mile away? I chased
him away b/c I heard they can kill trees and I have precious few!

Good sighting!

[image: sapsucker.jpg]

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Date: 3/30/19 7:47 am
From: cteuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-throated Sparrow continues, permission to visit at private location, Las Animas County
Paul Tennery reports that the Black-throated Sparrow has again visited his
feeder in Las Animas county. If you are interested in visiting for a
possible opportunity to view the bird, you can contact him either by
TEXTING him at 719-859-2600 (better than a phone call) or emailing him at
<ptennery...>
Cheryl Teuton,
Aurora, currently covering the rba

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Date: 3/30/19 6:09 am
From: Carrie Olson <caolson12...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon , Larimer
A photo of the drake Eurasian Wigeon is now posted on eBird.

Carrie Olson
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Date: 3/30/19 4:20 am
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, March 30, 2019
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Compiler: Cheryl Teuton ( <mailto:<teuton...>
<teuton...>)

Phone: (303) 912-3341

E-mail: RBA AT <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org



This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, March 30 sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists.



Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on CoBirds.
Thanks!



CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado
Bird Records Committee.

(*) indicates new information on this species.



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



Tundra Swan (Larimer, Weld)

EURASIAN WIGEON (Huerfano, *Larimer)

Black Scoter (Huerfano)

Long-tailed Duck (Fremont)

Dunlin (*Kiowa)

Mew Gull (Adams)

Red-throated Loon (Adams)

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Adams)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Western Wood-Pewee (Mesa)

Winter Wren (Jefferson, *Larimer)

Bewick's Wren (El Paso)

Eastern Bluebird (Garfield)

Northern Mockingbird (Larimer)

Field Sparrow (El Paso)

Northern Cardinal (Larimer)



Gull species: Several winter/spring gulls are being seen, primarily in
Pueblo, Larimer, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Adams Counties, e.g., Iceland
(Thayer's), Glaucous, Bonaparte's, California, Ring-billed, Herring, Lesser
Black-backed, and Great Black-backed Gull.

For more information on these gulls, as well as other birds not on this RBA
list, please check <http://cobirds.org/> cobirds.org, scroll down to the
very bottom "Recent eBird Sightings".



ADAMS COUNTY:

-On March 26 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at McKay Road ponds,
directly east of the junction of McKay Rd in Thornton . First reported on
March 20 by Greg Levandoski.

-On March 28 a Red-throated Loon was reported on the pond across the street
from Elaine T Valente Open Space on 104th. First reported March 15 by Peter
Ruprecht.

-On March 24 a Mew Gull was reported at McKay Road ponds, directly east of
the junction of McKay Rd in Thornton by Gabriel Wiltske. First reported on
March 20 by Chuck Aid.





EL PASO COUNTY:

-On March 25 a Bewick's Wren was reported at Aiken Canyon Preserve.
Originally reported there in the parking lot on March 24 by Tyler Stewart.

-On March 27 the overwintering Field Sparrow continues at Red Rock Canyon
Open Space.



FREMONT COUNTY:

-On March 25 two Long-tailed Ducks were reported at Blue Heron Ponds on Hwy
115. First reported on March 6 by Rich Miller.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

-On March 28 a Eastern Bluebird was reported at CR 320 (SW of the Beaver
Water Treatment Plant) First reported on March 24 by Benjamin Althouse.



HUERFANO COUNTY:

-On March 26 a (male) EURASIAN WIGEON was reported at Orlando Reservoir.
First reported on March 18 by the DFO Field Trip/David Suddjian.

-On March 26 a Black Scoter was reported at Martin Lake (on the eastern side
near the dam outlet) in Lathrop State Park. First reported on March 17 by
Kara Carragher.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

---On March 26, the overwintering Winter Wren at Bear Creek Greenbelt
continues, it has been present since December 2018.



KIOWA COUNTY:

--- On March 29 a Dunlin was reported at Neenoshee Reservoir (SE corner).
First reported on March 24 by David Dowell.



LARIMER COUNTY:

---On March 29 a male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Cobb Lake unit of
Wellington SWA (south pond) by Andy Bankert, later in same day reported in
center pond by Nick Komar and others.

---On March 29 an overwintering Winter Wren was reported at the Prospect
Ponds area. First reported November of 2018.

-On March 25 a Northern Mockingbird was reported at Boedecker Reservoir.
First reported by by Nick Komar on March 23.

-On March 25 (2) Tundra Swans were reported at Bud Mielke Reservoir. First
reported by Georgia Doyle on March 24.

-On March 24 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at the Loveland
Riverwalk in Centennial Park by John Reichhardt.

-On March 26 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview Cemetery
near the cemetery entrance. Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - 1(m) and 1(f)
were reported on March 8,about midway along the south edge of the cemetery
that abuts the golf course, by John Shenot

-There has been a (f) Northern Cardinal visiting the feeders at the home of
Steve Martin SW of Wellington since July. Email for current status and
directions: falconridge AT <http://cowisp.net/> cowisp.net. Last report -
March 8.



MESA COUNTY:

---On March 25 an early Western Wood-Pewee was reported at Gateway
Cottonwoods by Mark & Denise Vollmer.



WELD COUNTY:

-On March 25 (3) Tundra Swans were reported at Cozzens Lake. First reported
on March 12 by Steve Mlodinow.





Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on <http://dfobirds.org/>
dfobirds.org



Fountain Park Regional Park (El Paso County)

Sunday, March 31

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Diane Roberts (E-mail: Samantha576 AT <http://aol.com/> aol.com;
720-278-9025)



Denver City Park (Denver City County)

Sunday, March 31

7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (E-mail: Patodrisk AT <http://gmail.com/> gmail.com;
303-885-6955



Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir

Friday April 5

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Doris Cruze (phone 303-798-8072)





Good Birding,

Cheryl Teuton

Aurora, CO



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Date: 3/29/19 1:57 pm
From: Sarah Spotten <sarahspotten...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Phoebes, other highlights today (3/29) - Longmont, Boulder Co.
Jamie Simo and I surveyed Golden Ponds and Rogers Grove parks in Longmont, Boulder County on this overcast and drizzly morning. Our main highlight was an apparent pair of Eastern Phoebes on St. Vrain Creek in Rogers Grove Park.

The first individual was seen from the west side of Hover St bridge, perched in some brush near the water just under the other side of the bridge (east/Rogers Grove side). It moved downriver maybe 50 meters, where we watched it sallying for several minutes on the bank opposite the path (north bank), at which point the second individual appeared on the near bank.

After surveying Rogers Grove, we walked back this way again and watched both birds sallying and perching near each other on the north bank of St. Vrain Creek about 150+ meters east of Hover St bridge (seen from near where the creekside trail bends south on its way to rejoin the concrete bike path) for some time. One individual appeared to be slightly larger than the other, with higher-contrast plumage (darker head and whiter throat and breast) - possibly the male of the pair? The second individual is slightly duller, with light dusky patches at the sides of the breast. Neither bird was heard vocalizing, but both were doing the characteristic tail-wag of Eastern Phoebe. Jamie got some photos, including a few with both birds in the picture. Accompanying eBird checklists will be posted as soon as I process the morning’s survey data.

Other highlights for us this morning included our FOS Say’s Phoebes (another apparent pair) at Golden Ponds, a pair of Wood Ducks seemingly checking out a large tree on private property south of Golden Ponds for nesting opportunities (plus several other WODU), our FOS Double-crested Cormorant at Golden Ponds, and our FOS Common Grackles at both parks. Most of the Ospreys appear to be back as well, with birds at both the Boulder County Fairgrounds nest and 9th Ave nest, and birds checking out the gray high-voltage power pole just north of Golden Ponds atop which a nest had been started last year - this nest has since been removed and replaced by a baffle.

I also saw my FOS Yellow-rumped Warblers (Audubon’s) last Friday (3/22) at Golden Ponds, but Jamie and I did not see or hear any YRWA today. Looking forward to the arrivals of more spring migrants!

Happy birding,

Sarah Spotten
Longmont, CO

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Date: 3/29/19 1:39 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eurasian Wigeon , Larimer
Andy Bankert is looking at a probable drake American Wigeon at Cobb Lake unit of Wellington State Wildlife Area (South Pond)

Nick Komar
(The messenger)
Fort Collins

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Date: 3/29/19 1:15 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (29 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 93 93
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Ferruginous Hawk 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Prairie Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 1 3 3

Total: 2 147 147
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Debbie James

Observers:

Visitors:
There were only two joggers on the trail, who only waved, but didn't stop.

I hope to see you all at DFO's program hosting Brian Wheeler--Hawk
Identification Expert, and author of many books, tomorrow--Saturday 1-3 at
Unity Spiritual Center,
3021 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210


Weather:
I headed over early trying to get time in before p.m. thunderstorms, only
to find fog descending half way down the Ridge. I spent an hour at
Matthews/Winter park hoping for clearing, but the ceiling would lower, then
rise, and lower again. Finally at 10:00 I hiked up the Ridge just to see
what it was like. Light corn snow was falling, along with mist from fog
that made my parka wet. Up on top there was low visibility except to the
southeast, but then soon socked in and snow/rain increased, so had to
leave.

Raptor Observations:
I saw the migrating Cooper's Hawk from Matthews/Winter--it flew straight
overhead, booking it north. The other migrator was probably an accipiter,
but in the low light conditions + distance, I have to leave it at
unidentified raptor.
Up on the Ridge I saw a local Red Tailed hawk on the east side hunting.
Heavy fog was at the Ridge summit, so couldn't see much else than below in
the valleys, and even that was pretty obscured.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were a plethora of birds at Matthews/Winters that made my wait there
pass quickly--it seems they are coming in for Spring. 25 American Robins;
2 Northern Flicker; 6 Black-billed Magpie; and 1 American Crow. There was
a flock of about 30 small gray birds that I couldn't see well-enough to
identify with my bins. Up on the Ridge I saw or heard, 1 Mountain
Chickadee; 1 Townsend's Solitaire; and 1 Common Raven--heavily
moulting--who had been harassing the Red Tailed Hawk, and then peeled off
and swooped so low overhead that I could have jumped and touched it.
It was simply gorgeous up on the Ridge , and it smelled divine. I'm glad I
went up, if then only to eat my lunch in the rain/snow, and then come back
down.

Predictions:
It appears there will be snow in the morning, but weather predicts clearing
by 10 or 11 a.m. No doubt the hawks are hunkering down while the storm
blows over, so maybe they will be moving again tomorrow.
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Report submitted by Matthew Smith (<matt.smith...>)
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=123

Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.


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Date: 3/29/19 11:35 am
From: <ptennery...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-throated sparrow. Las Animas county
I just saw an adult male BTS