COBirds
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2/24/17 8:12 am 'kent nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Shaffers Crossing
2/24/17 7:47 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Lapland Longspur [Weld County Landfill, Severance, Weld]
2/24/17 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 February 2017
2/23/17 5:57 am W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> [cobirds] Prairie Falcon back at Red Rocks (Jefferson)
2/23/17 3:22 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 February 2017
2/22/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 February 2017
2/21/17 11:54 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000 - THREAD CLOSED
2/21/17 10:48 am Dave Hyde <pink-beam...> Re: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
2/21/17 9:36 am Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Ominous sign in Allenspark (Boulder County)
2/21/17 9:35 am Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
2/21/17 9:34 am Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
2/21/17 7:49 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Lesser Black-backed Gull (ad.) [Drake Lake, Severance, Weld]
2/21/17 6:31 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Hills above Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo Feb 20
2/21/17 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 February 2017
2/20/17 6:35 pm W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> [cobirds] Ominous sign in Allenspark (Boulder County)
2/20/17 5:57 pm Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Loveland Lakes - Larimer - Gulls and Dowitchers
2/20/17 4:36 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> Re: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
2/20/17 4:01 pm 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
2/20/17 2:30 pm Thomas Holub <imtmo14...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied/Red-naped Sapsucker ID help and other findings at Chatfield SP (Douglas)
2/20/17 12:03 pm John Rawinski <mvjohnski...> Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
2/20/17 11:16 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
2/20/17 8:27 am Casey Setash <csetash...> Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
2/20/17 7:01 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
2/20/17 5:47 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] southeastern Colorado, Feb. 16-19
2/20/17 3:26 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 February 2017
2/19/17 4:45 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Rocky Mtn Arsenal NWR - Adams
2/19/17 4:36 pm 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
2/19/17 1:38 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Re: Mountain Bluebird and Yellow-headed Blackbirds east of Longmont
2/19/17 1:37 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird and Yellow-headed Blackbirds east of Longmont
2/19/17 12:57 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
2/19/17 11:40 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
2/19/17 8:42 am Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> Re: [cobirds] One less Collared-Dove.....
2/19/17 8:36 am Sandra Laursen <salaursen...> [cobirds] ecosymposium on Citizen Science, March 18, Boulder
2/19/17 7:21 am <pygmyowl...> Re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
2/19/17 7:18 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: On less Collared-Dove.....
2/19/17 7:13 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
2/19/17 5:58 am Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Cameron Pass - Jackson County
2/19/17 3:29 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 February 2017
2/19/17 12:04 am Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
2/18/17 9:35 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
2/18/17 8:12 pm Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch...> [cobirds] No Woodcock today
2/18/17 7:01 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Boulder Bird Club Peak-to-Peak field trip
2/18/17 5:26 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
2/18/17 12:47 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Lesser Goldfinches - Pueblo
2/18/17 10:27 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow Barr Lake
2/18/17 10:25 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow Barr Lake
2/18/17 4:44 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] NO Woodcock today in Larimer Co.
2/18/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 February 2017
2/17/17 7:22 pm Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Lesser Goldfinches - Pueblo
2/17/17 5:53 pm Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
2/17/17 5:51 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 5:19 pm Cyndy Johnson <cyndyjohnson28...> Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 4:23 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: RE: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 4:21 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 4:01 pm Cyndy Johnson <cyndyjohnson28...> Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 3:59 pm Marcia Maeda <marcia356...> [cobirds] Larimer Am. White Pelicans
2/17/17 3:44 pm Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] NO Woodcock today in Larimer Co.
2/17/17 3:29 pm Kay Niyo <kay...> RE: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 2:32 pm Adam Wood <birdsondabrain...> [cobirds] RFI: Planing a Colorado Trip
2/17/17 2:09 pm Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...> Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 1:53 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
2/17/17 8:01 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] BCAS program 2/28: Leatherman on Fox Squirrels: love 'em or hate 'em but salute their ingenuity
2/17/17 6:12 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Re: Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
2/17/17 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 February 2017
2/16/17 8:24 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Catbird Correction & Merlin (Taiga)(?) - west Arapahoe Co.
2/16/17 6:32 pm linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Singing Dippers - RMNP and Lyons
2/16/17 6:27 pm Jill Boice <jill...> [cobirds] owls
2/16/17 5:06 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Singing Dippers - RMNP and Lyons
2/16/17 5:00 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Lewis's woodpecker, El Paso Co
2/16/17 4:59 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Jan/Feb Yellow-rumped Warblers Denver metro
2/16/17 1:20 pm David Chartier <drchartier...> [cobirds] Lewis's woodpecker, El Paso Co
2/16/17 11:36 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Last "Raptor Alley" Tour of Winter Season Scheduled
2/16/17 3:15 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 February 2017
2/15/17 6:42 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: South Platte River, Adams County
2/15/17 5:06 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] South Platte River, Adams County
2/15/17 1:51 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
2/15/17 1:41 pm snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> RE: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
2/15/17 1:18 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
2/15/17 3:05 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 February 2017
2/14/17 1:01 pm Johnson, Candice E., MD. <Candice.Johnson...> [cobirds] Cedar Waxwings in south Park Hill, Denver County
2/14/17 8:34 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Singing Catbird, Resting Screech Owl, Paired(?) Towhees - Arapahoe Co.
2/14/17 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 February 2017
2/13/17 9:56 pm Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> [cobirds] Allenspark Rosy Finches, Boulder Cty, 2/13
2/13/17 3:13 pm Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] White-winged Dove with topknot - Pueblo
2/13/17 2:34 pm Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Wednesday, 2/15 Wheatridge Greenbelt with Davis
2/13/17 12:19 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Co. 2/13
2/13/17 8:55 am Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...> [cobirds] Re: Pygmy-Owl
2/13/17 3:25 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 February 2017
2/12/17 9:48 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
2/12/17 8:57 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Woodcock continues at Bobcat Ridge, Larimer Co
2/12/17 7:38 pm Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] "Signs of Spring" Raptor ID Course: Adams Co. (Brighton) 3/4/17
2/12/17 5:55 pm Scott <pygmyowl...> [cobirds] Pygmy-Owl
2/12/17 5:35 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar, Prowers County, Feb. 16-19, 2017
2/12/17 4:52 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Winter owls
2/12/17 4:30 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Brant still at Indian Tree Golf Club
2/12/17 9:56 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] BBS routes available
2/12/17 9:08 am Christy P <passerculus...> [cobirds] Western Bluebirds (and possibly 1 Mountain Bluebird) at the Audubon Nature Center
2/12/17 9:08 am 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
2/12/17 7:44 am KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] With Apologies to Mr. Poe...
2/12/17 7:43 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird at RMA Adams Co.
2/12/17 6:58 am KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
2/12/17 6:18 am Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [cobirds] Saturday Waterfowl in Delta County - five species of geese at Confluence Park
2/12/17 3:27 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 February 2017
2/11/17 8:58 pm 'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Marston Reservoir Bald Eagles, Denver County
2/11/17 8:30 pm 'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
2/11/17 2:27 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Rosy Finches at Allenspark
2/11/17 1:01 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
2/11/17 12:52 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
2/11/17 12:17 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Lamar Community College/Prowers County
2/11/17 11:07 am Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Prowers and Bent Counties 10Feb2017 Correction.
2/11/17 9:42 am <canoemary...> [cobirds] Bill Schmoker's Gulls class
2/11/17 7:54 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continues at Washington Park, Denver
2/11/17 3:32 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird at RMA Adams Co.
2/11/17 3:23 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Mountain bluebird at Arsenal
2/11/17 3:05 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 February 2017
2/10/17 11:41 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Prowers and Bent County 10Feb2017
2/10/17 9:54 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
2/10/17 1:45 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] First of spring east slope Cinnamon Teal - McClellen Res, Aarapahoe; & Dunlin
2/10/17 9:12 am Adam Green <adam.green.w...> [cobirds] Re: Great-tailed Grackles Adams Co
2/10/17 7:21 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck Pueblo Co. 2/10
2/10/17 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 February 2017
2/9/17 8:34 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
2/9/17 8:23 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
2/9/17 6:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
2/9/17 12:03 pm Joey Angstman <jangstma27...> [cobirds] Snow Goose Fort Collins Larimer
2/9/17 10:13 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
2/9/17 7:09 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] 2/15 Field Trip, Wheatridge Greenbelt with Davis
2/9/17 6:48 am 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Great-tailed Grackles Adams Co
2/8/17 9:08 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Greater White-fronted and Snow Goose continue in Morgan County
2/8/17 3:41 pm <maikel.wise...> [cobirds] Need Help for $1000 Grant for Denver Audubon - Only 5 Minutes of Your Time
2/8/17 12:18 pm modise <modise...> [cobirds] Ferruginous hawk - Platte River at Bowles - Arapahoe Cty
2/8/17 10:04 am Jerome Cech <cechjerome...> [cobirds] Adams County South Platte
2/8/17 8:05 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Greater White-fronted Goose [N of Larimer CR 58 W Frontage Rd Along I25, Wellington, Larimer]
2/8/17 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 February 2017
2/7/17 7:38 pm 'Norm Lewis' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Adams County South Platte
2/7/17 10:39 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] INTERLUDES WITH NATURES FIELD TRIPS
2/7/17 9:32 am Tim Perkins <tim.a.perkins...> [cobirds] RFI: Black Rosy-Finch and Sharp-tailed Grouse
2/7/17 8:21 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Juncos, COS, El Paso Co
2/7/17 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 February 2017
2/6/17 8:51 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Prowers County Birds 5-6 February 2017
2/6/17 8:50 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] One less Ring-billed in the world
2/6/17 5:38 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (Larimer) on 6February2017
2/6/17 5:23 pm 'j.d. birchmeier' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Early Sandhill Crane, Boulder County
2/6/17 1:32 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Eagles and Geese
2/6/17 1:26 pm The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Ross's Goose [F St, Greeley, Weld]
2/6/17 12:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds 2/5
2/6/17 11:47 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Boulder County varia: Great Black-backed Gull, etc.
2/6/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 February 2017
2/5/17 9:02 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Dunlin refound 2/5
2/5/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 February 2017
2/4/17 6:37 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continues at Washington Park, Denver
2/4/17 3:32 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Peregrine & others - Douglas
2/4/17 3:01 pm T Pheneger <tpheneger...> [cobirds] Greater white fronted goose at Dodd Res
2/4/17 1:19 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Jack Reddall
2/4/17 12:07 pm snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Trinidad - no flycatcher
2/4/17 11:22 am <hmmaxfield01...> [cobirds] Brant at Indian Tree Golf Course
2/4/17 7:58 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] First Sandhill Cranes in San Luis Valley
2/4/17 3:05 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 February 2017
2/3/17 3:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 February 2017
2/2/17 2:24 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 12:48 pm Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...> [cobirds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
2/2/17 11:41 am Gary Faust - Lisa Edwards <lagh2...> [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 7:51 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 7:10 am Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...> Re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 7:01 am Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 6:28 am Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [cobirds] eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
2/2/17 5:45 am <maikel.wise...> [cobirds] Mount Evans and Weasel - ASGD Master Birder Program
2/2/17 3:31 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 February 2017
2/1/17 8:05 pm Brandon Percival <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds recently
2/1/17 1:51 pm ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...> [cobirds] White-winged Scoter--Aurora CO
2/1/17 10:24 am David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Winter Wren at Sinton Pond, El Paso County
2/1/17 9:18 am linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Widefield Community Park planning?
2/1/17 8:58 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Three-toed Woodpecker & Harlan's Hawk - Rampart Range Rd
2/1/17 8:44 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] Widefield Community Park planning?
2/1/17 8:03 am ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...> [cobirds] Bird Song Apps
2/1/17 7:37 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Say's Phoebe - Sturm Hall (DU) - Denver
2/1/17 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 February 2017
1/31/17 4:54 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] January Birds, Woodland Park area, Merlin near Manitou Spgs
1/31/17 1:49 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] McClellen Reservoir 1-31
1/31/17 1:26 pm Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> [cobirds] Arvada Brant at Lake Arbor
1/31/17 11:06 am Brandon Percival <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Colorado CBC Results so far
1/31/17 8:51 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Vail birding
1/31/17 8:46 am 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Vail birding
1/31/17 7:48 am Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...> [cobirds] Fwd: [NATURE-NET] REMINDER: Tomorrow/Wed. 5:30pm refreshments, 6-7pm Birds of Prey Research & Management on Open Space Lands
1/31/17 7:45 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Awesome resource for learning the songs and calls of Colorado's birds
1/31/17 3:11 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 January 2017
1/30/17 9:13 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Southwestern Metro Area (JeffCo mostly)
1/30/17 12:08 pm Stanley W. Oswald <stanoswald...> [cobirds] least sandpipers at RFSWA
1/30/17 12:00 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Re: Brant, White Fronted Goose, Nice Birders and Something Else
1/30/17 10:33 am Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> [cobirds] Turkey Vulture, Boulder cty, 1/30
1/30/17 7:56 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Raptor Alley Trip With CSU Ornithology Club Results [Nunn, Weld]
1/30/17 6:25 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
1/30/17 3:10 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 January 2017
1/29/17 9:13 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Northern Saw-whet Owl - South Valley Jeffco Open Space - Jeffco
1/29/17 8:59 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Re: Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
1/29/17 6:43 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
1/29/17 6:28 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Awesome resource for learning the songs and calls of Colorado's birds
1/29/17 5:49 pm Jennifer H <ghinysu...> [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
1/29/17 4:47 pm <tdfrtr...> [cobirds] Brant, White Fronted Goose, Nice Birders and Something Else
1/29/17 4:00 pm robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] ABA Birding Ethics (or lack there of)
1/29/17 2:30 pm Amy Cervene <acervene...> [cobirds] Arvada Brant - Yes
1/29/17 12:45 pm Peter Gent <gent...> Re: [cobirds] Denver Metro circle
1/29/17 8:42 am Matt Crooks <cheezwhizdom...> [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
1/29/17 3:20 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 January 2017
1/28/17 7:09 pm Ray Brakke <rkbrakke...> [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Douglas County
1/28/17 5:36 pm Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...> [cobirds] Pacific/Winter Wren, Dry Creek Open Space, Boulder County
1/28/17 4:35 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Denver Metro circle
1/28/17 3:17 pm Ray Brakke <rkbrakke...> [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Douglas County
1/28/17 12:20 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Brant Arvada
1/28/17 9:23 am Tom Behnfield <behnfield...> [cobirds] Yellow-beiied Sapsucker Wash Park (Denver, CO)
1/28/17 8:34 am Ed Baker <ednbonniebaker...> [cobirds] Dillon, Summit County
1/28/17 8:09 am <maikel.wise...> [cobirds] Mount Evans and Weasel - ASGD Master Birder Program
1/28/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 January 2017
1/27/17 8:36 pm Philip Pratt <philip.pratt...> [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 5:12 pm Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 5:11 pm Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 3:31 pm <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 2:15 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker seen around 2 PM at Wash Park (Denver)
1/27/17 1:48 pm Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 10:29 am Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 10:01 am Aaron Tucker <baelnic...> [cobirds] Re: Help with woodpecker ID
1/27/17 5:31 am Martha LKJ <marthalkj...> [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/27/17 3:01 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 January 2017
1/26/17 8:58 pm Aaron Tucker <baelnic...> [cobirds] Re: Help with woodpecker ID
1/26/17 8:12 pm Brandon Percival <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Help with woodpecker ID
1/26/17 7:59 pm Aaron Tucker <baelnic...> [cobirds] Re: Help with woodpecker ID
1/26/17 7:54 pm Tom Behnfield <behnfield...> [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/26/17 7:13 pm Tom Behnfield <behnfield...> [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
1/26/17 2:55 pm Aaron Tucker <baelnic...> [cobirds] Help with woodpecker ID
1/26/17 2:46 pm Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> [cobirds] Brant in Arvada
1/26/17 1:43 pm Boulder County Nature Association <canoemary1...> [cobirds] Demystifying Gulls: Beginning & Intermediate Gull Identification class
1/26/17 6:45 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Golden Eagle and Mountain Chickadee, Littleton, Arapahoe
1/26/17 5:48 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 January 2917
1/25/17 4:58 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Boulder Audubon January Program--Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls with Paul Bannick
1/25/17 4:04 pm Thomas Holub <imtmo14...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin- McLellen Reservoir in Douglas Cnty
1/25/17 10:10 am Adam Vesely <avesely22...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin- McLellen Reservoir in Douglas Cnty
1/25/17 5:28 am Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Re: Dunlin- McLellen Reservoir in Douglas Cnty
1/25/17 3:00 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 January 2017
 
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Date: 2/24/17 8:12 am
From: 'kent nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Shaffers Crossing
I am curious if anyone has a rough list of species seen at or around this location. Please email me off-list. 
Thanks.
Kent NelsonOuray

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Date: 2/24/17 7:47 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lapland Longspur [Weld County Landfill, Severance, Weld]
Hi all

On the north side of the dump along Weld CR 84, .25m east of Weld CR 25
hanging out in fallow field on south. They were with a flock of Horned
Lark (24+). I turned off car and both longspurs walked within 15 feet of
my driver side window. Excellent photos:

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/home/

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

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Date: 2/24/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 24, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 24 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Chaffee, Jefferson)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Douglas, *El Paso,
Larimer, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Bent)
Sapsucker spec (Douglas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Prowers)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, Douglas, Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv). On February 20 at McKay
Gravel Ponds, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds. On February 20 at Walden/Sawhill
Ponds, Mark Minner-Lee reported 3 Tundra Swans and Lincoln's Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 at Chatfield SP, Thomas Holub reported Trumpeter Swan on
the reservoir, Sapsucker species and Sage Thrasher in Plum Creek area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.
---On February 21 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Adam Vesely reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
---On February 23 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs,
Bill Maynard and RIchard Bunn reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.
---On February 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull. On February 20 at Boyd Lake, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 20 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
ad Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 20 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Eileen Cunningham reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On February 21 at Brewster's Ridge/Bar X Wash, Denise and Mark Vollmar
reported Sagebrush Sparrow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.
---On February 21 at N end of Willow Creek Park in Lamar, Dave Leatherman
reported ad m Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On February 20 at N end of Lamar Community College Woods, Dave
Leatherman reported a sing Carolina Wren; heard
a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the S end, 4+ Northern Cardinals, and a
Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland Park Subdivision south of the woods,
right where Woodland Park Drive crosses Willow Creek.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/23/17 5:57 am
From: W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prairie Falcon back at Red Rocks (Jefferson)
Yesterday the 22nd, after scattering seed at the Trading Post, I checked
Cave Rock where the Prairie Falcons nest every year and sure enough found
one (seemed large like a female) perched on a likely nesting ledge. I also
found a dipper singing at the upstream bridge in Morrison Park where they
build a nest every year. This is an easy place to show your out of town
guests a dipper.

Bob Shade
Lakewood

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Date: 2/23/17 3:22 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 23, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 23 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Chaffee, Jefferson)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Douglas, Larimer, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Bent)
Sapsucker spec (Douglas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Prowers)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (*Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, *Douglas, Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv). On February 20 at McKay
Gravel Ponds, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds. On February 20 at Walden/Sawhill
Ponds, Mark Minner-Lee reported 3 Tundra Swans and Lincoln's Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 at Chatfield SP, Thomas Holub reported Trumpeter Swan on
the reservoir, Sapsucker species and Sage Thrasher in Plum Creek area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.
---On February 21 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Adam Vesely reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.
---On February 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull. On February 20 at Boyd Lake, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 20 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
ad Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 20 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Eileen Cunningham reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On February 21 at Brewster's Ridge/Bar X Wash, Denise and Mark Vollmar
reported Sagebrush Sparrow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.
---On February 21 at N end of Willow Creek Park in Lamar, Dave Leatherman
reported ad m Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On February 20 at N end of Lamar Community College Woods, Dave
Leatherman reported a sing Carolina Wren; heard
a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the S end, 4+ Northern Cardinals, and a
Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland Park Subdivision south of the woods,
right where Woodland Park Drive crosses Willow Creek.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/22/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 22, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 22 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Chaffee, Jefferson)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Douglas, Larimer, *Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Bent)
Sapsucker spec (Douglas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, *Douglas, Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Mesa)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv). On February 20 at McKay
Gravel Ponds, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds. On February 20 at Walden/Sawhill
Ponds, Mark Minner-Lee reported 3 Tundra Swans and Lincoln's Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 at Chatfield SP, Thomas Holub reported Trumpeter Swan on
the reservoir, Sapsucker species and Sage Thrasher in Plum Creek area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.
---On February 21 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Adam Vesely reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.
---On February 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull. On February 20 at Boyd Lake, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 20 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
ad Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 20 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Eileen Cunningham reported
Sage Thrasher.
---On February 21 at Brewster's Ridge/Bar X Wash, Denise and Mark Vollmar
reported Sagebrush Sparrow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Drake Lake, Gary Lefko reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/21/17 11:54 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000 - THREAD CLOSED
Dear COBirders,

Please take further discussion of this real estate transaction off list, as
the for-profit nature of the real estate sale makes this thread
inappropriate for the COBirds list. Thank you.

David Suddjian
COBirds list moderator


On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Dave Hyde <pink-beam...> wrote:

> Ben, I think that's a good idea to have birders join together to buy the
> Fawnbrook Inn. I'd be happy to contribute. Perhaps some sort of nature
> trust could operate it and expand its attractions for bird watchers?
> A Kickstarter or GoFundme campaign might be able to raise the necessary
> 400 large. - Dave/Ward, Boulder County
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of
> Ben S <benrmnp...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:33 AM
> *To:* Colorado Birds
> *Subject:* [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
>
> Bob Shade posted that a for sale sign was in front of Fawn Brook Inn. I
> was there yesterday and was wondering about the same thing. Apparently, it
> is going for 'only' $400,000. But with all middle or upper class birders in
> out state, of thousands of us birders chipped in and we devised a way to
> raise this, would that really be out of our reach. I'm not advertising
> this, but it would be great for birders and birds in Colorado. I myself
> would buy it if I am as successful as I hope to be in fifteen years. Here's
> the link: http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/
> Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732
>
> RE/MAX, LLC - Fawn Brook Inn, Restaurant, 357 Hwy 7 Business Route,
> Allenspark, CO
> <http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732>
> looplink.natl.remax.com
> Fawn Brook Inn - 357 Hwy 7 Business Route, Allenspark, CO. This 5,409 SF
> Retail is For Sale on LoopNet.com. View this property and other commercial
> real estate at LoopNet.com.
>
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Date: 2/21/17 10:48 am
From: Dave Hyde <pink-beam...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
Ben, I think that's a good idea to have birders join together to buy the Fawnbrook Inn. I'd be happy to contribute. Perhaps some sort of nature trust could operate it and expand its attractions for bird watchers?

A Kickstarter or GoFundme campaign might be able to raise the necessary 400 large. - Dave/Ward, Boulder County

________________________________
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Ben S <benrmnp...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:33 AM
To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000

Bob Shade posted that a for sale sign was in front of Fawn Brook Inn. I was there yesterday and was wondering about the same thing. Apparently, it is going for 'only' $400,000. But with all middle or upper class birders in out state, of thousands of us birders chipped in and we devised a way to raise this, would that really be out of our reach. I'm not advertising this, but it would be great for birders and birds in Colorado. I myself would buy it if I am as successful as I hope to be in fifteen years. Here's the link: http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732

RE/MAX, LLC - Fawn Brook Inn, Restaurant, 357 Hwy 7 Business Route, Allenspark, CO<http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732>
looplink.natl.remax.com
Fawn Brook Inn - 357 Hwy 7 Business Route, Allenspark, CO. This 5,409 SF Retail is For Sale on LoopNet.com. View this property and other commercial real estate at LoopNet.com.




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Date: 2/21/17 9:36 am
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ominous sign in Allenspark (Boulder County)
http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732
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Date: 2/21/17 9:35 am
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
Sorry, I forgot to sign the post.
Ben Sampson
Centennial, Co

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Date: 2/21/17 9:34 am
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn FOR SALE $400,000
Bob Shade posted that a for sale sign was in front of Fawn Brook Inn. I was there yesterday and was wondering about the same thing. Apparently, it is going for 'only' $400,000. But with all middle or upper class birders in out state, of thousands of us birders chipped in and we devised a way to raise this, would that really be out of our reach. I'm not advertising this, but it would be great for birders and birds in Colorado. I myself would buy it if I am as successful as I hope to be in fifteen years. Here's the link: http://looplink.natl.remax.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=remax&LID=19988716&linkcode=31732

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Date: 2/21/17 7:49 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lesser Black-backed Gull (ad.) [Drake Lake, Severance, Weld]
Hi all

Drake Lake chock full of gulls with remaining ice shelf. Had a Lesser
Black-backed Gull (ad.) standout from the crowd. Also, south of DeFrance
Reservoir in Mead we had 30+/- Bald Eagles-what a treat! Photos:

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/home/

Thanks
Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 2/21/17 6:31 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hills above Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo Feb 20
On 2/20 I had a nice hike up into the NW corner of the Ken Caryl Ranch (*no
open public access*). I found all three accipiters, with an adult
female *Northern
Goshawk* providing the highlight as she swooped up to perch in a
Douglas-fir, and then flew out and soared nearby. Such a powerful
bird! A *Northern
Pygmy-Owl* that had been calling in the stand of trees fell silent with the
goshawk's arrival. I was impressed to hear three other *Nor. Pygmy-Owls* at
other spots during the day.

*Red Crossbills* (Type 2) were uncommon and seemed to be focused on
Douglas-firs (which have an abundant cone crop here now) but were all in
association with Ponderosa pines (most with no cones). *Pine Siskins*
and *Red-breasted
Nuthatches* were numerous in the Douglas-fir forest, and I detected
one *Golden-crowned
Kinglet*, a species that is relatively rare at Ken Caryl Ranch. A *Dusky
Grouse* strolling on a slope with open forest and a lot of rocks was a
treat. And a *Golden Eagle* turned the tables to dive bomb a Red-tailed.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 2/21/17 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 20, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, February 21 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Chaffee, *Jefferson, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Sora (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, *Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Douglas, *Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (*Las Animas)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Bent)
Sapsucker spec (*Douglas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder)
Red-naped Sapsucker (La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca, *Douglas, *Mesa)
American Pipit (Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (*Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (
Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv). On February 20 at McKay
Gravel Ponds, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On
February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds. On February 20 at Walden/Sawhill
Ponds, Mark Minner-Lee reported 3 Tundra Swans and Lincoln's Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On February 20 at Chatfield SP, Thomas Holub reported Trumpeter Swan on
the reservoir, Sapsucker species and Sage Thrasher in Plum Creek area.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 15, Candice Johnson
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.
---On February 20 at Belmar Park in Lakewood, Michelle Puplava reported
Barrow's Goldeneye.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull. On February 20 at Boyd Lake, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 20 at Lake Loveland, Andy Bankert and Mike McCloy reported
ad Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 20 on Highway of Legends, Liza Anthony reported 6 Lewis's
Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 20 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Eileen Cunningham reported
Sage Thrasher.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/20/17 6:35 pm
From: W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ominous sign in Allenspark (Boulder County)
The ominous sign was a ReMax "For Sale" sign in front of the Fawn Brook
Inn. The owner drove up while we were there today and I thanked him for
feeding the birds, especially Rosy Finches all these years. But of course
this will be the end of the Rosy Finches and Evening Grosbeaks (I saw 28
there once in bright sunlight) unless the new owners happen to be bird
feeders. Anybody out there want to buy it?

By the way he mentioned that it is now way too warm for Rosies. He said
they do not come at all unless it is *below 30 degrees*. Indeed in mid
afternoon at 38 degrees the place was almost bird-less.

Sadly, Bob Shade, Lakewood

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Date: 2/20/17 5:57 pm
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Loveland Lakes - Larimer - Gulls and Dowitchers
Mike McCloy and I both independently determined that working during
daylight hours wasn't that much fund, so we headed down to Loveland late
this afternoon. Horseshoe Lake didn't have too many birds on it, but some
gulls were coming in as we left about an hour and fifteen minutes before
sunset. Boyd Lake had a decent flock of gulls that included about a dozen
Herring Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. Our best birds were two
Long-billed Dowitchers which may represent the earliest spring record (are
there any post-1990 records not in eBird?) and the first winter Colorado
record of birds that might be capable of flight (although we never saw the
birds fly). The group of American White Pelicans (we counted 10) were also
continuing. Our final stop was at Lake Loveland right after sunset, but
that didn't stop us from finding a few more Lesser Black-backed Gulls and
an adult Thayer's Gull.

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

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Date: 2/20/17 4:36 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
*Meanwhile, the online edition not only features a typical winter species
in Colorado (White-crowned Sparrow), it also depicts the correct subspecies
(Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). *

*Ted Floyd*
*Lafayette, Boulder County*


On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:01:23 PM UTC-7, John D wrote:
>
> Ted :
>
> Interestingly , the paper edition of this article had a picture of a
> species that absolutely nobody in the Western Hemisphere was going to see
> at their feeders . It was a male Blue-fronted Redstart a native of the
> Himalayas and Southern China !!!!!!!!
>
> Best
>
> John
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted Floyd <tedfl......> <javascript:>>
> To: Colorado Birds <cob......> <javascript:>>
> Sent: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:16 pm
> Subject: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great
> Backyard Bird Count
>
> Hey, everybody. Here's coverage in the Colorado Springs *Gazette* of the
> 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count:
>
>
> http://gazette.com/great-backyard-bird-count-taking-place-in-colorado-springs-and-elsewhere/article/1597040
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
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Date: 2/20/17 4:01 pm
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
Ted :

Interestingly , the paper edition of this article had a picture of a species that absolutely nobody in the Western Hemisphere was going to see at their feeders . It was a male Blue-fronted Redstart a native of the Himalayas and Southern China !!!!!!!!

Best

John







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Subject: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count



Hey, everybody. Here's coverage in the Colorado Springs Gazette of the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count:

http://gazette.com/great-backyard-bird-count-taking-place-in-colorado-springs-and-elsewhere/article/1597040



Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 2/20/17 2:30 pm
From: Thomas Holub <imtmo14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-bellied/Red-naped Sapsucker ID help and other findings at Chatfield SP (Douglas)
This morning I visited Chatfield SP. I started by driving to Plum Creek,
and a *Sage Thrasher* was seen perched before I turned right to go to Plum
Creek. There were lots of active birds, and the whole trip resulted in 34
species including 4 woodpeckers. The* Trumpeter Swan* seems to have moved
from the ponds to the reservoir, as I saw it from the Heronry Overlook, I
would assume it to be the same bird.
At plum creek, on the way back heading to the parking lot crossing the
bridge, I saw a few *Wood Ducks* at the marshy pond near the bridge. Soon
after, I found a *Downy woodpecker *in a tree in the same area. Then, I
came across a* Yellow-bellied/Red-naped Sapsucker *near the Downy
woodpecker. I don't have much experience with sapsuckers, so I was unsure
on the exact ID. I was able to take a number of photos, however low in
quality but good enough for help in identification. I have a detailed
description of the field marks as well as photos on my eBird report if
anyone could help me ID this bird.
It seems most Red-naped Sapsuckers are seen in Aug/Sept in
Chatfield/surrounding areas, while many Yellow-bellied are seen in Jan/Feb
in the Denver area. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has not been seen in Chatfield
before as far as eBird shows. Let me know what you think, I am leaning more
towards Yellow-bellied but I am still unsure.

eBird report: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34584172

Thanks,
Thomas Holub, Littleton, CO

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Date: 2/20/17 12:03 pm
From: John Rawinski <mvjohnski...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
Thanks to all who checked out this unusual goose at MVNWR. Here is what I
have gathered from your responses. A number of folks thought Canada X Gr Wh
fr Goose. I was thinking that way as well as was a birder friend who also
saw it. But today, I also got a post from a friend in Oklahoma who found a
website showing Canada X Greylag Goose Hybrids. I am now leaning that way
but will need to look at the photos closely. Anyway, thank you all for
taking a look at this bird.....

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Casey Setash <csetash...> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> I believe this is the same bird I saw nesting on Monte Vista last summer
> (see attached photos). I tried many times to get a good photo of the bird
> swimming around the first pond on the auto tour route with some goslings,
> but I was never able to get an appreciable photo. The one I've attached
> shows it swimming with a couple of other adults and what I assumed were its
> older goslings. Who would have thought it would be able to successfully
> mate! I was never able to determine whether it was the male or female from
> behavior, but I'm glad to see it's back again this year!
>
> Casey Setash
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, <mvjohnski...> wrote:
>
>> There are about 6 to 8,000 birds at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge,
>> with more to come as waters start to flow. These birds consist of Sandhill
>> Cranes, Cackling, Canada, Gr Wh Fronted and Ross' Geese. A good variety of
>> ducks are also present. (Rio Grande County). Best viewing places are the
>> usual turnouts on Hwy 15 south of Monte Vista.
>>
>> Every year we seem to get an anomaly and this year is no different. I
>> found and photographed an unusual hybrid goose that is similar to a Canada
>> Goose but has obvious differences. A white frontal area, large white cheek
>> patch, broad white belly band, and orange legs are some of the notable
>> differences. This bird has me baffled.
>>
>> You can view the bird on my webpage at
>>
>> http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/
>>
>> Look at the first 3 images in "Sandhill Cranes and Other Birds at Monte
>> Vista NWR"
>>
>> I would be interested to hear what folks think this bird might be. Good
>> birding all.
>>
>> John Rawinski
>> Monte Vista, Colorado
>>
>>
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Date: 2/20/17 11:16 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the Great Backyard Bird Count
Hey, everybody. Here's coverage in the Colorado Springs *Gazette* of the
2017 Great Backyard Bird Count:

http://gazette.com/great-backyard-bird-count-taking-place-in-colorado-springs-and-elsewhere/article/1597040

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 2/20/17 8:27 am
From: Casey Setash <csetash...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
Hi John,

I believe this is the same bird I saw nesting on Monte Vista last summer
(see attached photos). I tried many times to get a good photo of the bird
swimming around the first pond on the auto tour route with some goslings,
but I was never able to get an appreciable photo. The one I've attached
shows it swimming with a couple of other adults and what I assumed were its
older goslings. Who would have thought it would be able to successfully
mate! I was never able to determine whether it was the male or female from
behavior, but I'm glad to see it's back again this year!

Casey Setash

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, <mvjohnski...> wrote:

> There are about 6 to 8,000 birds at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge,
> with more to come as waters start to flow. These birds consist of Sandhill
> Cranes, Cackling, Canada, Gr Wh Fronted and Ross' Geese. A good variety of
> ducks are also present. (Rio Grande County). Best viewing places are the
> usual turnouts on Hwy 15 south of Monte Vista.
>
> Every year we seem to get an anomaly and this year is no different. I
> found and photographed an unusual hybrid goose that is similar to a Canada
> Goose but has obvious differences. A white frontal area, large white cheek
> patch, broad white belly band, and orange legs are some of the notable
> differences. This bird has me baffled.
>
> You can view the bird on my webpage at
>
> http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/
>
> Look at the first 3 images in "Sandhill Cranes and Other Birds at Monte
> Vista NWR"
>
> I would be interested to hear what folks think this bird might be. Good
> birding all.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, Colorado
>
>
>
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Date: 2/20/17 7:01 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
Todd,

I agree with the earlier response that which code to use depends on the circumstances.

Here is how eBird defines several possibly applicable codes:

ON Confirmed--Occupied Nest -- Occupied nest presumed by parent entering and remaining, exchanging incubation duties, etc. (Could be true for the Bald Eagles if they appear to be staying in the nest. The recently published Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas lists January 1 as the beginning of the safe dates for Bald Eagle, and we do have two Bald Eagle pairs with eggs here in the District of Columbia. Great Blue Heron safe dates start March 15.)

NB Confirmed/Probable--Nest Building -- Nest building at apparent nest site (should not be used for certain wrens, and other species that build dummy nests). (This would apply if you see either species bringing nest materials or otherwise appearing to rehab a previous nest.)

N Probable--Visiting probable Nest site -- Visiting repeatedly probable nest site (primarily hole nesters). (This would apply if they aren’t actively building but are visiting. It sounds like this would require more than one observation at the same nest site.)

Jim Nelson
Bethesda, Maryland

From: Todd Deininger
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:40 PM
To: co-birds
Subject: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)

I saw 20 eagles today SW and SE of Longmont. 2 were immature Golden Eagles and 13 were immature Bald Eagles. Two of the adult BE were perched on their nest. Also, at two different heronries I had multiple Great Blue Herons perched in their nests.

What breeding code, if any is this?

Also, Tundra Swans are still at Walden Ponds (Boulder).

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Date: 2/20/17 5:47 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] southeastern Colorado, Feb. 16-19
Hello, Birders. Hannah Floyd and Andrew Floyd and I are back from a great
visit with the 15th annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past
Presidents' Day (extended) Weekend, Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 16-19. Here are some
quick highlights:

Kit Carson, *Cheyenne County*, Thurs., Feb. 16. We kicked things off with a
lovely *Eurasian collared-dove* sitting at a nest and soaking up the
late-afternoon sun. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere...

Nee Noshe Reservoir, *Kiowa County*, Thurs., Feb. 16. On the basis of a
text from Elena Klaver that there were "gajillions of Snow Geese" at the
rez, we hastened thereto, arriving a bit after sundown. Indeed, it was
wall-to-wall *snow geese,* at least 15,000 of them roosting there. Also 20 *sandhiill
cranes* flying over (and no doubt more of them), a *short-eared owl*
hunting over the prairie, and, as we were heading back to the car, the
mellow, baritone hooting of a male *great horned owl.*

Willow Creek Park, *Prowers County*, Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18. Several short
trips during the course of the two days resulted in flyover *snow geese*
and 1 (just the one!) flyover *sandhill crane, Harlan hawk,* a fake
long-eared owl, *Taiga merlin, Carolina nuthatch, Carolina wren, Townsend
solitaire,* a red *cedar waxwing* (and many "normal" ones), 1 or a few *lesser
goldfinches,* at least 4 and up to 7 *northern cardinals,* and a flyover
flock of 200 *great-tailed grackles.* Also nice to see the tiger beetle *Cicindela
tranquebarica*. Well, "nice" to see; not sure if it's really normal to see
it so early in the season.

Two Buttes State Wildlife Area, *Baca County*, Sat., Feb. 18. Below the dam
in "The Black Hole," we found 1 *prairie falcon,* 1 *canyon wren,* 3 *curve-billed
thrashers,* 1 *sage thrasher,* and 2 *canyon towhees.* Also, the usual gang
of porcupines, and, up on the dam, great views of the eternal hoodoos. In
the prairie beyond, *ferruginous hawk* and *Chihuahuan raven.*

Hasty Campground & vicinity, *Bent County*, Sun., Feb. 19. Thousands of *snow
geese* and a few *Ross geese* on final approach to John Martin Reservoir, 1 *greater
scaup,* 12 *ruddy ducks,* wild turkey feathers everywhere, 1 male *red-bellied
woodpecker,* 1 *loggerhead shrike,* 1 *northern shrike,* 1 *Carolina
nuthatch,* 7 *eastern bluebirds,* and 1 *American pipit.* On the drive west
along U.S. 50, near Bent County road 15, we saw the mother of all *great-tailed
grackle* flocks. Bare minimum of 1,600 birds and probably 2,000+. What an
amazing sight! And sound! Sounds! Saw another *loggerhead shrike* here too.

Lake Henry, *Crowley County*, Sun., Feb. 19. A strong south wind was really
picking up here, and the gulls were absolutely loving it. The place had a
coastal feel to it. Along with the many *herring gulls* and *ring-billed
gulls,* we saw two *lesser black-backed gulls,* one first-cycle and one
second-cycle. The gulls had no problem with the wind, but a couple *northern
harriers* and *bald eagles* struggled. On the drive back home, up state
route 71, we futilely dried to dodge the Russian thistles but delighted in
all the roadside raptors, including a *rough-legged hawk* and *prairie
falcon* near the turnoff to Box Springs Pond.

We had a wonderful time! Thanks to Vincent Gearhart and everybody involved
with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 2/20/17 3:26 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 20, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 20 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Moffat)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, Chaffee)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (*Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Chaffee, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (*Pueblo)
Sora (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Crowley, Douglas, *Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Kiowa)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Bent)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder)
Red-naped Sapsucker (*La Plata)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (Denver)
Sage Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (*Bent)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin,)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Bent/Prowers)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Bent, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 19 at McKay Road Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 ad, 2 juv)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported ad Mew Gull, 3
Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On
February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT/PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 19 on CR 1 and CO 196, Chip Clouse reported 1 singing
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
---On February 19 at Lake Hasty, Ted Floyd reported Red-bellied Woodpecker
and American Pipit.
---On February 18 near CR 15 & US 50, Ted Floyd reported a massive flock of
Great-tailed Grackles.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows. On February 19, Todd Deininger
reported Tundra Swans at Walden Ponds.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported
2 Tundra Swans on CR 163 pond.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On February 19 at Lake Henry, Liza Antony reported 1-st cyc Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 15, Candice Johnson
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Blue Lake, Dave Leatherman and Janeal Thompson
reported ad Red-throated Loon viewed from SE most boat ramp.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.
---On February 19 on River Trail between DT Hotel and Albertsons, Amy
Dobbins reported f Red-naped Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.
---On February 19 at Boyd Lake, Riley Morris reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd
reported Carolina Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir North Marina, Bill Schmoker reported
Red-necked Grebe.
---On February 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Rock Canyon area below the dam/north
of river, Bill Schmoker reported Mallard (Mexican).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 25 will be to Genesee Park led by
Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 At gmail.com
804-214-1508 <(804)%20214-1508>) Meet at 0700 at the Stegosauarus parking
lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second
left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near Hawk Watch
location.
Weather and trail coniditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the
North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully
lots of mountain birds. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 26 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led
by Rebecca Laroch & Mary Geder (RebeccaLLorche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435
<(626)%20318-4435>) This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/19/17 4:45 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rocky Mtn Arsenal NWR - Adams
We drove the RMA wildlife tour route this morning (and this afternoon). We tallied 31 species, half of them waterfowl.

We debated the highlights -- these three candidates:
Prairie Merlin perched on a fence post so intent on his meal that he allowed close (in the car) contact.

Half a dozen Mountain Bluebirds sallying in a field -- bright blue males. (eBird wanted details ("rare")).
Two Horned Larks having a territorial battle -- flying at each other over the road and across.

Several Bald Eagles, one Ferruginous (dark) Hawk, seven singing W. Meadowlarks.



Hugh & Urling Kingery
Franktown, CO

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Date: 2/19/17 4:36 pm
From: 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
The hybrid goose that you showed a picture of reminds me of the hybrid geese we have at my house outside of Littleton. They showed up three years ago and I ended up deciding they were hybrids of emden and Canada geese.
The geese we have here have white on their heads and neck, orange feet, Canada goose bodies and a large white rump which the causes them to sit up higher in the water. They have slowly been getting more whiter on their heads and necks. They have put themselves in charge of our ponds and taken females from other geese as mates although they have not had a successful nest.
Your goose is way cooler looking because if it's interesting designs of white and black!
Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county

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> On Feb 19, 2017, at 8:13 AM, <mvjohnski...> wrote:
>
> There are about 6 to 8,000 birds at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, with more to come as waters start to flow. These birds consist of Sandhill Cranes, Cackling, Canada, Gr Wh Fronted and Ross' Geese. A good variety of ducks are also present. (Rio Grande County). Best viewing places are the usual turnouts on Hwy 15 south of Monte Vista.
>
> Every year we seem to get an anomaly and this year is no different. I found and photographed an unusual hybrid goose that is similar to a Canada Goose but has obvious differences. A white frontal area, large white cheek patch, broad white belly band, and orange legs are some of the notable differences. This bird has me baffled.
>
> You can view the bird on my webpage at
>
> http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/
>
> Look at the first 3 images in "Sandhill Cranes and Other Birds at Monte Vista NWR"
>
> I would be interested to hear what folks think this bird might be. Good birding all.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, Colorado
>
>
>
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Date: 2/19/17 1:38 pm
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mountain Bluebird and Yellow-headed Blackbirds east of Longmont
And... by WE, I mean myself and Jamie Simo.

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:37:22 PM UTC-7, Kat Bradley-Bennett wrote:
>
> On our monthly bird survey of the Peschell open space east of Longmont and
> just inside Weld County (south of 119 on County Line Road), we managed to
> find 1 male Mountain Bluebird and 10 male Yellow-headed Blackbirds. The
> YHBLs are in a section of the property that isn't yet open to the public
> but the bluebird was close to the southernmost field as you stand in the
> parking lot.
>
> Kat Bradley-Bennett
> Longmont
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Date: 2/19/17 1:37 pm
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird and Yellow-headed Blackbirds east of Longmont
On our monthly bird survey of the Peschell open space east of Longmont and
just inside Weld County (south of 119 on County Line Road), we managed to
find 1 male Mountain Bluebird and 10 male Yellow-headed Blackbirds. The
YHBLs are in a section of the property that isn't yet open to the public
but the bluebird was close to the southernmost field as you stand in the
parking lot.

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont

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Date: 2/19/17 12:57 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
Todd, I am not an expert at this, but found 3 codes to consider:

Please let me know what the experts say.


ON Occupied nest is the highest code to consider I am going by your
observation "perched ON THEIR NEST" Nest from last year?

or
N (probable) visiting probable nest site

or
P (probable) pair in suitable habitat



Thanks for the chance to revisit breeding codes.
Best personal regards,

Joe Roller





On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
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> I saw 20 eagles today SW and SE of Longmont. 2 were immature Golden Eagles
> and 13 were immature Bald Eagles. Two of the adult BE were perched on
> their nest. Also, at two different heronries I had multiple Great Blue
> Herons perched in their nests.
>
> What breeding code, if any is this?
>
> Also, *Tundra Swans *are still at Walden Ponds (Boulder).
>
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Date: 2/19/17 11:40 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eagles, Herons and ebird codes. Longmont Area (Weld & Boulder)
I saw 20 eagles today SW and SE of Longmont. 2 were immature Golden Eagles
and 13 were immature Bald Eagles. Two of the adult BE were perched on
their nest. Also, at two different heronries I had multiple Great Blue
Herons perched in their nests.

What breeding code, if any is this?

Also, *Tundra Swans *are still at Walden Ponds (Boulder).

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Date: 2/19/17 8:42 am
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] One less Collared-Dove.....
I guess word is out about our neighborhood. An adult Cooper's hawk had another of the local collared-dove flock for breakfast in the yard yesterday.

Re: predators taking prey bigger than themselves: I saw photos of a young goshawk that killed an adult Great Black-backed Gull in NJ this winter.

Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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> On Feb 19, 2017, at 8:21 AM, <pygmyowl...> <pygmyowl...> wrote:
>
> I have seen many birds of prey kill things larger than themselves.
> Northern Pygmy-Owls, routinely kill birds and animals larger than
> themselves. I have seen Great Horned Owls kill and carry off snowshoe hares
> that are much heavier than the owl and Northern Goshawks have been known to
> kill full grown Turkeys.
>
> Birds of prey are quite exciting creatures to watch hunt.
> Scott Rashid
> Estes Park
>
>
>> On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:26:01 -0800 (PST), Ben S <benrmnp...> wrote:
>> Must have been hard for the Sharpie to kill a bird bigger than itself!
>> Ben Sampson
>> Centennial CO
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Date: 2/19/17 8:36 am
From: Sandra Laursen <salaursen...>
Subject: [cobirds] ecosymposium on Citizen Science, March 18, Boulder
This year Boulder County Nature Association’s (BCNA) annual spring
ecosymposium focuses on citizen science. Birders are invited to join us on
Saturday, March 18, 2017.

*Finding the Science in Citizen Science: Front Range Environments*
This year's ecosystem symposium will address the potential and limitations
of citizen science for understanding environmental problems and engaging
people in environmental observations. The program will feature citizen
science projects with local involvement and high relevance for Front Range
ecosystems, such as BCNA’s work with Boulder County to monitor breeding
populations of locally threatened bird species.

On the national level, featured speakers include Chris Wood, Assistant
Director of Information at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he leads a
variety of projects including eBird, and Waleed Abdalati from CU Boulder,
who will be hosting the PBS TV series, “The Crowd and the Cloud,” on PBS
this spring. We’ll also feature lightning talks, posters and info tables
for projects seeking to recruit citizen science volunteers.

The final panel, moderated by Greg Newman, founder and director of
CitSci.organd a research scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology
Laboratory at Colorado State University, will take a broad look at the
challenges of citizen science efforts for both the ‘citizen’ and the
‘science’ parts of the work.

The ecosymposium will be held March 18th from 9 am-2:30 pm at the
University of Colorado Boulder, Sustainability, Energy and Environment
Complex (SEEC), 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder CO 80303. BCNA will offer a
simple lunch - please make a donation, and bring your own plate, cup and
flatware to reduce waste - or you can bring your own lunch.

For more information: http://bcna.org/ecosymposium.html

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Date: 2/19/17 7:21 am
From: <pygmyowl...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
I have seen many birds of prey kill things larger than themselves.
Northern Pygmy-Owls, routinely kill birds and animals larger than
themselves. I have seen Great Horned Owls kill and carry off snowshoe hares
that are much heavier than the owl and Northern Goshawks have been known to
kill full grown Turkeys.

Birds of prey are quite exciting creatures to watch hunt.
Scott Rashid
Estes Park


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> Must have been hard for the Sharpie to kill a bird bigger than itself!
> Ben Sampson
> Centennial CO

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Date: 2/19/17 7:18 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: On less Collared-Dove.....
A friend of mine showed me a picture of young great horned owlets on a
nest, with Eurasian Collared Dove tail feathers scattered around the edge
of the nest. GHO must like them as well.

On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:53:47 PM UTC-7, Scott Somershoe wrote:
>
> After a busy week, I came home to find an adult female Sharp-shinned Hawk
> in the process of killing a Eurasian Collared-Dove in my side yard.
> Unfortunately I accidentally spooked her and she flew. The dove was still
> alive but never budged. From a vantage point, I managed to confirm she came
> back 15 min later, made the kill (lots more feathers around and she'd moved
> it a little and plucked a lot), and subsequently flew off with her late
> afternoon snack.
>
> Before going back to the not-yet-dead-dove, she perched in our neighbors
> back yard and my continuing flock of lesser goldfinches were unperturbed. I
> still have about 10 or so daily.
>
> I love feeding the birds!
>
> Cheers,
> Scott Somershoe
> Littleton CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 2/19/17 7:13 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Unusual Hybrid Goose at Monte Vista NWR
There are about 6 to 8,000 birds at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge,
with more to come as waters start to flow. These birds consist of Sandhill
Cranes, Cackling, Canada, Gr Wh Fronted and Ross' Geese. A good variety of
ducks are also present. (Rio Grande County). Best viewing places are the
usual turnouts on Hwy 15 south of Monte Vista.

Every year we seem to get an anomaly and this year is no different. I found
and photographed an unusual hybrid goose that is similar to a Canada Goose
but has obvious differences. A white frontal area, large white cheek patch,
broad white belly band, and orange legs are some of the notable
differences. This bird has me baffled.

You can view the bird on my webpage at

http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/

Look at the first 3 images in "Sandhill Cranes and Other Birds at Monte
Vista NWR"

I would be interested to hear what folks think this bird might be. Good
birding all.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, Colorado




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Date: 2/19/17 5:58 am
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cameron Pass - Jackson County
Last night some of the Colorado State Field Ornithogist Cameron Crazies,
and Mike McCloy who actually has allegiances to another part of Tobacco
Road, headed up towards Cameron Pass for an afternoon/evening of birding.
The weather was beautiful and the birds were very cooperative with Pine
Grosbeaks singing throughout our hike, a Golden Eagle soaring above the
treeline, and nice views of a Hairy Woodpecker. Our quest for White-tailed
Ptarmigan seemed to have been thwarted by deep snow covering the willows at
higher elevations, but as we watched the stars begin to appear as we ate
dinner and waited for good owling conditions a few ptarmigan began calling
and one even gave its 'song'. This was about 45-50 minutes after sunset,
which was very unexpected since I normally hear them sing in the morning no
earlier than civil twilight. Our main goal of the trip was to scout out
Boreal Owls for a field trip later in the spring, and they did not
disappoint. I have found that early in the spring short clips of playback
are helpful to hear Boreal Owls respond with song, but later in the spring
(especially April and probably early May) Boreal Owls are much easier to
locate by song since they are singing frequently and not in response to
playback.

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

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Date: 2/19/17 3:29 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 19, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 19 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan, *Moffat)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, *Chaffee)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, *Chaffee, Fremont, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Sora (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Adams, Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Baca)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (*Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (*Denver)
Sage Thrasher (*Baca)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull,
1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 12 at
Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull. On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported
ad Mew Gull, 3 Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BACA COUNTY
---On February 18 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Ted Floyd reported
Chihuahuan Raven and Sage Thrasher.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans. On February
18, Jeff Guy, Kara Carragher, and Brandon Percival reported 2 Tundra Swans
on CR 163 pond.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February18 at Sands Lake SWA, Kara Carragher and Brandon Percival
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes
and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.
---On February 18, Jeff Dawson reported Brown Thrasher at Fairmount
Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and
Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. On February 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT. On
February 15, Candice Johnson reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 8, Elyse Klingener and
Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond
and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers. On February 18, Amy Dobbins reported 3 Acorn
Woodpeckers on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen. On February 18, Dick Pautsch reported that the Ranger told him
that he has not seen the Woodcock since February 15.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On February 18 at Browns Park NWR, Jan Leonard reported 9 Trumpeter
Swans.


OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern
Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11,
Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar
Community College Woods. On February 18 at south end of Lamar Community
Colleges Wood, Ted Floyd reported Carolina Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/19/17 12:04 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
Not really...you should look at a museum specimen of a sharpie to see the
length and cutting edge of its talons. Killing is like sticking long
spikes with into its prey. BTW...when you look at a sharpie specimen, note
why it is called sharp-shinned.

Karl Stecher
Centennial




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From: "Ben S" <benrmnp...>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:26 PM
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Subject: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
Must have been hard for the Sharpie to kill a bird bigger than itself!
Ben Sampson
Centennial CO

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Date: 2/18/17 9:35 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
I did not witness the kill, but I had an adult sharpie hanging around in my
east-central Denver back yard around Christmas and New Year's, and it was
the chief suspect that left a pile of feathers from one of the East Colfax
rock pigeons that regularly frequent the ground around my feeders.

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> Must have been hard for the Sharpie to kill a bird bigger than itself!
> Ben Sampson
> Centennial CO
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Date: 2/18/17 8:12 pm
From: Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Woodcock today
We stopped by Bobcat Ridge this afternoon and did not see the Woodcock.
Talked to the ranger, who said it hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

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Date: 2/18/17 7:01 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Bird Club Peak-to-Peak field trip
Today was the day for the (almost) annual BBC trip for winter mountain birds. Fifteen people joined me to head up to the Ward and Allenspark areas in weather that was not only warm (touching 50) but even calm.

Ward was a bit of a disappointment with few birds visiting the usual feeder spots. One Clark's Nutcracker made a quick appearance, but only a few other regular species. The Brainard Lake Road gate area was fairly full of the usual winter sports enthusiasts, but when did snowshoeing pick-up a tradition of pre-trek tailgating? One distant Pine Grosbeak called and another Clark's Nutcracker were the only birds present up on top, but as we drove back toward the Peak-to-Peak Highway most of us got a quick look at a single Gray Jay.

On the road to Allenspark there were single birds here and there, but nothing anyone would call a flock. Once in Allenspark, the Fawn Brook Inn had nothing at its feeders, but our fortunes turned as we decided to walk all the way around the ski road loop. A flock of Evening Grosbeaks swooped in and then made the rounds and the feeders away from the Fawn Brook were active with nuthatches, chickadees, and a single Hairy Woodpecker (our only non-passerine of the day!).

We went on to the entrance to Wild Basin which was also almost bird-less, but a feeder in the area was our best stop with another nutcracker, a Brown Creeper, and great views of an almost stationary female Pine Grosbeak along with lots more chickadees, juncos and nuthatches. The recent-years tradition of a lunch stop at Oscar Blues in Lyons was maintained.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Date: 2/18/17 5:26 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
Must have been hard for the Sharpie to kill a bird bigger than itself!
Ben Sampson
Centennial CO

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Date: 2/18/17 12:47 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Lesser Goldfinches - Pueblo
Just to chime on my Lesser Goldfinch situation at Ken Caryl Valley,
JeffCo...

After an early winter peak in numbers and presence, and a post-New Years
lull, LEGOs have increased in frequency at Ken Caryl Valley this month, but
are generally noted in small numbers of 1-4 at a time. Lately I've most
often seen them hanging together in apparent pairs (duller female and
brighter male but not alternate plumage), and there is more song happening
among their vocal ramblings than earlier this winter. The males I am seeing
have just flecks of black on the crown. I'm hearing lots of interesting
imitations in the songs, but you have to listen closely as they whiz by in
the long, drawn out songs being given now. From one male in my yard this
morning I thought I discerned imitations of Nor. Flicker, Blue Jay,
Black-billed Magpie, Am. Robin, White-breasted Nuthatch, Song Sparrow and
what seemed like a Killdeer call (!)

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:22 PM, Leon Bright <urraca2...> wrote:

> COBirders-- After not seeing any LEGOs in my back yard for months, two
> appeared briefly this afternoon. The pair had started molting into fresh
> alternate plumage, in contrast to the dull American Goldfinches that are
> here in good numbers.
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Date: 2/18/17 10:27 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow Barr Lake
200 yards east of the *banding station*

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Date: 2/18/17 10:25 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swamp Sparrow Barr Lake
I just had a good view of a swamp sparrow at the south east end of Barr
lake, where the trail almost meets the water. About 200 yards east of the.
A ding station. Across from The picnic area.


Luke Pheneger
Longmont Colorado

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Date: 2/18/17 4:44 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] NO Woodcock today in Larimer Co.
I had looked for it on Thursday and could not find it. I looked all along the little stream across from the parking lot (by ranger station)
Susan R.
Thornton

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Date: 2/18/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 18, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, February 19 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, Chaffee)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, Fremont, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Sora (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Adams, Bent, *Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (*Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull,
1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 12 at
Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull. On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported
ad Mew Gull, 3 Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On February 17 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson and Glenn Walbek
reported ad Mew Gull.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On February 17 at Walden/Sawhill in Boulder, Carrie Vaughn reported 3
Tundra Swans and 2 Lincoln's Sparrows.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and
Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. On February 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT. On
February 15, Candice Johnson reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 8, Elyse Klingener and
Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond
and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA. On February 17, Todd
Deininger reported that the American Woodcock was
NOT seen.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern
Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11,
Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314 <(720)%20381-3314>). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south
about 3/4 mile and turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west.
Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900
just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/17/17 7:22 pm
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lesser Goldfinches - Pueblo
COBirders-- After not seeing any LEGOs in my back yard for months, two
appeared briefly this afternoon. The pair had started molting into fresh
alternate plumage, in contrast to the dull American Goldfinches that are
here in good numbers.

Leon Bright, Pueblo (City/County)

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Date: 2/17/17 5:53 pm
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...>
Subject: [cobirds] On less Collared-Dove.....
After a busy week, I came home to find an adult female Sharp-shinned Hawk in the process of killing a Eurasian Collared-Dove in my side yard. Unfortunately I accidentally spooked her and she flew. The dove was still alive but never budged. From a vantage point, I managed to confirm she came back 15 min later, made the kill (lots more feathers around and she'd moved it a little and plucked a lot), and subsequently flew off with her late afternoon snack.

Before going back to the not-yet-dead-dove, she perched in our neighbors back yard and my continuing flock of lesser goldfinches were unperturbed. I still have about 10 or so daily.

I love feeding the birds!

Cheers,
Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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Date: 2/17/17 5:51 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
Corvids are certainly some of the most intelligent birds. But, I always see Chickadees as being quite intelligent.

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Date: 2/17/17 5:19 pm
From: Cyndy Johnson <cyndyjohnson28...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
Joking aside we do feed the crows in our neighborhood. Lately we have had up to 30+ at a time. They do take the food we put out and
place/soak it in the water quite often, and all year long.
We had some mice in our garage, and my husband caught them with a live kill trap. He put them out. The crows will drop any other
food that we put out for them and take off with the mice.
Quite the characters to watch.

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To: <cobirds...>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 5:23:12 PM
Subject: Re: RE: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County



Crows at our vacation home in Estes Park also soak prey items like small rodents or young birds before carrying them off,
presumably to feed to nestlings. I've wondered if it is a way to ensure the young get lots of water along with their food.
This can leave the bird bath pretty uninviting with residual entrails left behind.


Jim Nelson
Bethesda,


On 02/17/17, Kay Niyo<kay...> wrote:




When I lived on Bear Mt at 8200’ a few years ago, my resident crows soaked lots of bread in my bird bath on my deck. They also brought potato chips and soaked them! There were very few homes on large acreages up there so I have no idea where they were getting all the potato chips! Someone must have been feeding them! When they had young in the nest, the soaking activity increased. They would soak the food and then fly to the nearby nest in a giant ponderosa pine. I had to clean out and refresh the water in the bird bath daily! Fun observations!



Kay



Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

<Kay...> ; www.KayNiyo.com



From: <cobirds...> [ mailto:<cobirds...> ] On Behalf Of Deborahann S-C
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:09 PM
To: <buntingrobinjay...>
Cc: Colorado Birds < <cobirds...> >
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County





We were just in Mexico and noticed Great-Tailed Grackles doing the same thing.





On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Brian Johnson < <buntingrobinjay...> > wrote:




Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter Greenway (the part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern Wildlife Area) I watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a piece of bread or a roll and drop it in the river. The bird started to drink and look around, watching to make sure anther bird did not take the bread likely. Than after a few moments the crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't know if the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if the bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to watch this. Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was quite a treat to get to watch this in person.





Brian Johnson


Englewood Co

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Date: 2/17/17 4:23 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: RE: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
Crows at our vacation home in Estes Park also soak prey items like small
rodents or young birds before carrying them off, presumably to feed to
nestlings. I've wondered if it is a way to ensure the young getlots
of water along with their food. This can leave the bird bath pretty
uninviting with residual entrails left behind.
Jim NelsonBethesda, On 02/17/17, Kay Niyo<kay...> wrote:

When I lived on Bear Mt at 8200’ a few years ago, my resident crows
soaked lots of bread in my bird bath on my deck. They also brought
potato chips and soaked them! There were very few homes on large
acreages up there so I have no idea where they were getting all the
potato chips! Someone must have been feeding them! When they had
young in the nest, the soaking activity increased. They would soak
the food and then fly to the nearby nest in a giant ponderosa pine. I
had to clean out and refresh the water in the bird bath daily! Fun
observations!

Kay

Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

<Kay...>; www.KayNiyo.com

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Behalf Of Deborahann S-C
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:09 PM
To: <buntingrobinjay...>
Cc: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river
today, Arapahoe County

We were just in Mexico and noticed Great-Tailed Grackles doing the
same thing.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
wrote:

Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter
Greenway (the part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern
Wildlife Area) I watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a
piece of bread or a roll and drop it in the river. The bird
started to drink and look around, watching to make sure anther
bird did not take the bread likely. Than after a few moments the
crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't know if
the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if
the bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to
watch this. Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was
quite a treat to get to watch this in person.

Brian Johnson

Englewood Co

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Date: 2/17/17 4:21 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County

That's interesting that the crows where doing this with bread and potato
chips. So maybe they like to soak them also. I would love to see some crows
soaking it in beer and salsa also, that would be a sight! Haha.
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO

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Date: 2/17/17 4:01 pm
From: Cyndy Johnson <cyndyjohnson28...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
We have learned that if you are going to put out chips and bread you should also put out beer and salsa, it is much easier to down.

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Subject: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County


Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter Greenway (the part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern Wildlife Area) I watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a piece of bread or a roll and drop it in the river. The bird started to drink and look around, watching to make sure anther bird did not take the bread likely. Than after a few moments the crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't know if the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if the bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to watch this. Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was quite a treat to get to watch this in person.


Brian Johnson
Englewood Co

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Date: 2/17/17 3:59 pm
From: Marcia Maeda <marcia356...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer Am. White Pelicans
Yesterday, 2/16, 4:45 PM, a flotilla of 10 American White Pelicans cruising on Timnath Reservoir. Large flock of assorted ducks as well.

Marcia and Ron Maeda
East of Timnath

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Date: 2/17/17 3:44 pm
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] NO Woodcock today in Larimer Co.
Stopped by Bobcat Ridge this morning to look for the American Woodcock. No
luck.

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Date: 2/17/17 3:29 pm
From: Kay Niyo <kay...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
When I lived on Bear Mt at 8200’ a few years ago, my resident crows soaked lots of bread in my bird bath on my deck. They also brought potato chips and soaked them! There were very few homes on large acreages up there so I have no idea where they were getting all the potato chips! Someone must have been feeding them! When they had young in the nest, the soaking activity increased. They would soak the food and then fly to the nearby nest in a giant ponderosa pine. I had to clean out and refresh the water in the bird bath daily! Fun observations!



Kay



Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

<Kay...>; www.KayNiyo.com



From: <cobirds...> [mailto:<cobirds...>] On Behalf Of Deborahann S-C
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:09 PM
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Cc: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County



We were just in Mexico and noticed Great-Tailed Grackles doing the same thing.



On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> <mailto:<buntingrobinjay...> > wrote:

Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter Greenway (the part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern Wildlife Area) I watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a piece of bread or a roll and drop it in the river. The bird started to drink and look around, watching to make sure anther bird did not take the bread likely. Than after a few moments the crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't know if the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if the bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to watch this. Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was quite a treat to get to watch this in person.



Brian Johnson

Englewood Co

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Date: 2/17/17 2:32 pm
From: Adam Wood <birdsondabrain...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Planing a Colorado Trip


Hi, I am a birder from Texas and am new to the group. I am thinking about
making a five day trip to Colorado for a few target birds and would welcome
advice on when the best time to look for each species is and where my best
bet to find each would be. My targets are as follows:


Greater Sage-Grouse,
Gunnison Sage-Grouse,
Dusky Grouse,
White-tailed Ptarmigan,
Boreal Owl,
Northern Saw-whet Owl, and
Black Swift


I know the Black Swift is a summer time bird and best looked for starting
in June but my question is can the Sage-Grouse and Boreal Owl be reliable
be gotten in June? I would assume the Sage-Grouse are most easily viewed
while leking but would be off the lek by June. Or is this best done in two
trips one more in April/early May for the Sage-Grouse while they are on the
Lek and the Boreal Owl and the other trip in June for the Swift? Thank you
to everybody in advance for your advice,


Adam Wood
Houston, Tx.
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Date: 2/17/17 2:09 pm
From: Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
We were just in Mexico and noticed Great-Tailed Grackles doing the same
thing.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
wrote:

> Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter Greenway
> (the part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern Wildlife Area) I
> watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a piece of bread or a roll
> and drop it in the river. The bird started to drink and look around,
> watching to make sure anther bird did not take the bread likely. Than after
> a few moments the crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't
> know if the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if the
> bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to watch this.
> Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was quite a treat to get to
> watch this in person.
>
> Brian Johnson
> Englewood Co
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Date: 2/17/17 1:53 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Interesting Crow behavior along the river today, Arapahoe County
Today when walking along my local patch along the Mary Carter Greenway (the
part I patrol is between Bowles Ave and the Northern Wildlife Area) I
watched a American Crow on the rocky beach take a piece of bread or a roll
and drop it in the river. The bird started to drink and look around,
watching to make sure anther bird did not take the bread likely. Than after
a few moments the crow proceed to tear the bread apart and eat it. I don't
know if the bread was hard as rock and stale and needed softening or if the
bird just likes soaked bread, but it was rather interesting to watch this.
Corvids are know for their intelligence so it was quite a treat to get to
watch this in person.

Brian Johnson
Englewood Co

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Date: 2/17/17 8:01 am
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] BCAS program 2/28: Leatherman on Fox Squirrels: love 'em or hate 'em but salute their ingenuity
> Fox Squirrel – Cutest Devil On The Block, February 28, 2017 7:15 PM
>
> · February 28, 2017 07:15pm - 09:00pm
>
> · Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder
>
> Dave Leatherman will explore the local life history of the Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger). Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, you have to be amazed at the variety of things they do. We will discuss how they affect other animals, shape tree architecture, challenge bird feeders, and at this very moment, are probably learning to hack your computer. Bring your favorite squirrel story or recipe to share.
>
>

Linda Andes-Georges
Boulder County (W of Lagerman, N of Haystack, E of Table Mtn)
[Jean-Pierre says: W of Paris, S of Quebec, E of Tahiti]
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Date: 2/17/17 6:12 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins


*Cool observations. Thanks to Dave & Co. for posting. I too have seen two
Bushtit pairs--in eastern Boulder County--in the past couple days. I note
that they are apparent pairs, as opposed to the roving, roiling flocks
present all winter. And I note in particular that I am starting to hear the
high, ringing, ding-a-ling-a-ling vocalization that I have conjectured to
function as song in the species.*





*Although I hear that particular vocalization all year long, it sure seems
to pick up in late winter and early spring. (And, of course, it is not out
of the ordinary for some songbirds to sing all year. Think of Red-winged
Blackbirds and Western Meadowlarks on warm, sunny afternoons in the dead of
winter.) For more conjecture, and even a bit of data, on Bushtit song,
check out:http://earbirding.com/blog/archives/4885
<http://earbirding.com/blog/archives/4885>Ted Floyd*
*Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado*



On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:18:22 PM UTC-7, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> Yesterday, sitting at the computer with my Fort Collins apartment door
> wide open, I noticed the familiar tinkling sound of bushtits in the
> courtyard. Last year they nested on this property (nest building first
> noticed on 12March2016) about a mile east of CSU and it appears they will
> do so again. In fact, they are refurbishing the same nest which
> successfully produced a brood last summer. In the "Birds of North America"
> account on bushtits by Sarah Sloane, it states the following: "In
> Chiricahua Mtns., se. Arizona, on only 1 occasion was a nest reused a
> second season, and this was late in season by a year-old inexperienced
> male; nest had remained unusually intact through 2 winters due to heavy
> concealment in a clump of mistletoe (SAS). Most nests deteriorate rapidly
> when abandoned." The nest here is at the end of a lower branch (about 20
> feet above the ground) on the ene side (catches the morning sun) of a large
> CO blue spruce. As is typical of the species, the substantial nest "bag"
> is well concealed and woven into the spruce foliage. Even knowing where it
> is and looking straight up at the nest site, it takes me a minute or so to
> locate the nest material hiding in the needles.
>
>
> I would also note Coen Dexter mentions in his bushtit account for the *
> Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II *book that the earliest recorded
> nest-building was 17March. Thus, nest-refurbishing on 14February is either
> a freak event triggered by hormonal influence on Valentine's Day,
> preliminary activity influenced by both warm weather and the existence of a
> suitable old structure, an indicator things are changing, or most likely,
> just the early end of activity that birders, especially BBA atlasers
> accustomed to doing most of their work in "typical" bird breeding months,
> have missed.
>
>
> Anybody else noticing bushtit nesting activity out there?
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

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Date: 2/17/17 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 16, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 16 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Boulder, Fremont, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Sora (*Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, *Mesa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Adams, Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull,
1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 12 at
Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull. On February 16 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported
ad Mew Gull, 3 Thayer's Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 16 on Hanover Road, Kyle Hawley reported 2 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and
Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. On February 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT. On
February 15, Candice Johnson reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.
---On February 16 at Lake Arbor, Kevin DeBoer and Alison Hixon reported
BRANT.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 8, Elyse Klingener and
Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond
and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.
---On February 16 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar and Ronda
Woodward reported Greater Yellowlegs.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern
Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11,
Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314 <(720)%20381-3314>). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south
about 3/4 mile and turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west.
Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900
just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/16/17 8:24 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Catbird Correction & Merlin (Taiga)(?) - west Arapahoe Co.
The Gray Catbird that I reported at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve a few
days ago, which I heard singing in brush, was no such thing. It was,
instead, a Song Sparrow singing its sub-song. Thank you to Nathan Pieplow
for explaining that to me. Nathan was kind enough to direct me to examples
of the rather impressive sub-song, which can be found here:
http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Melospiza-melodia?query=type%3Asubsong.

While trying to figure this out, I exchanged emails with a few other
birders. I appreciate the help from everyone! That the bird was a Song
Sparrow was particularly delightful. During the emails about this
"catbird," I mentioned to another birder how I'd spent far too much time,
two or three springs ago, trying to identify a very familiar song at
Chatfield. After five or ten minutes of standing and listening, Song
Sparrow finally occurred to me. This one only took four days to work out!

I'm fairly certain that this bird, perched atop the transmission towers
near deKoevend Park in west Centennial, is neither a Song Sparrow nor a
Catbird. I believe it is a Taiga Merlin, but let me know if that too is
wrong. My dog and I encountered this bird on Tuesday, while driving home
from Marj Perry, where we'd not relocated the catbird for obvious reasons.
We stopped and looked at it from the street beneath the transmission tower.
This is the same general area where a Merlin chased a Hairy Woodpecker in
November. And it's not far from my home, which a Prairie Merlin briefly
visited on Christmas.


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Date: 2/16/17 6:32 pm
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Singing Dippers - RMNP and Lyons
How curious. Today I also found two singing dippers. These were in Fountain
Creek in Manitou Springs (El Paso Cty). I'd not heard them singing before,
so it was quite a treat. This was at the far west (northwest?) end of the
city, at the bottom of Serpentine Drive.

Spring is in the air!

Linda


*Linda Hodges*


On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:06 PM, Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
wrote:

> Today we had singing American Dippers at Endovally - Alluvial Fan (West
> campground) in Rocky Mountain National Park and at Meadow Park in Lyons. No
> sign of the Golden Eagles at Meadows Park yet.
>
> In RMNP the dipper was under the bridge. We also had the Brown Creeper,
> Pygmy Nuthatches and Mountain Chickadee at the campground. Just a beautiful
> day at the park.
>
> Mountain Bluebird at Cub Lake in RMNP and then a few photos in the
> checklist from Bear Lake where we snowshoed.
>
> eBird Checklist – Rocky Mountain NP--Bear Lake Rd., Colorado – Wed Feb 15,
> 2017 – 5 species http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34391983
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
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Date: 2/16/17 6:27 pm
From: Jill Boice <jill...>
Subject: [cobirds] owls
Thank you Mark Amershek for posting on DFO's Facebook page urging
people not to photograph raptors at or near nests. I have recently
been very concerned about owls that have been seen at Cherry Creek State
Park. Word got out of the location of two unusual owls. Immediately,
many people were coming to see and often take pictures. I'm sure that
most birders were careful and kept a respectful distance. However, a
number of people approached the birds very closely. Sadly, someone went
so far as to cut the barbed wire fence and stomp it down so that they
could get even closer. The park rangers have had to spend their time
doing crowd control. As a volunteer monitor at CCSP, we know that a
few years ago, a pair of owls attempted to nest in this vicinity and
abandoned their nest. These birds are sensitive to human presence. If
they fail to nest, or ledge young successfully, this year, will it be
due to our disturbance? The raptor monitoring guidelines recommend
staying 200 meters away from owl nests. Perhaps this should be a
guideline for owls generally during nesting season. Maybe this makes it
difficult to get a good photo, But consider what's more important
here. Jill Boice

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Date: 2/16/17 5:06 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Dippers - RMNP and Lyons
Today we had singing American Dippers at Endovally - Alluvial Fan (West
campground) in Rocky Mountain National Park and at Meadow Park in Lyons. No
sign of the Golden Eagles at Meadows Park yet.

In RMNP the dipper was under the bridge. We also had the Brown Creeper,
Pygmy Nuthatches and Mountain Chickadee at the campground. Just a beautiful
day at the park.

Mountain Bluebird at Cub Lake in RMNP and then a few photos in the
checklist from Bear Lake where we snowshoed.

eBird Checklist – Rocky Mountain NP--Bear Lake Rd., Colorado – Wed Feb 15,
2017 – 5 species http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34391983

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 2/16/17 5:00 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Lewis's woodpecker, El Paso Co
Any Juniper Titmice?

Ben Sampson
Centennial, Co

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Date: 2/16/17 4:59 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Jan/Feb Yellow-rumped Warblers Denver metro
This mourning around 8 AM, I was at school at Cherry Creek High School. I
heard the framiliar 'chip' of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I looked up at the
top of a decidous tree to see the definite size, shape, and flight style of
a Yellow-rumped Warbler. No photos, couldn't see if it was Audubon's or
Mrytle. I actually swear I heard a Yellow-Rumped Warbler in the exact same
tree in mid January, but never saw it, and never ebirded it. Looking at
ebird records, the species has recently been seen near the South Platte
River from around 88th ave in Adams county down to South Platte Park.
Someone saw them at Bible Park in south Denver last January. I myself got
my year bird along the South Platte near 64th ave this weekend. I got last
year's in mid Feb at South Platte Park. This species is "supposed" to be
uncommon around here in the winter. This winter, it seems fairly common in
places. Many birders, including myself, have noticed Ruby-Crowned Kinglets
overwintering in many places this winter. Looking at pre-2005 ebird
records, they seem a lot less common in winter then. Has anyone else
thought this species is unusually common around Denver this winter?

Ben Sampson
Centennial, Co

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Date: 2/16/17 1:20 pm
From: David Chartier <drchartier...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lewis's woodpecker, El Paso Co
Had a flyover Lewis's woodpecker at Cheyenne Mountain SP this afternoon. I was about a hundred yards west on the Zook Loop. It looked like it landed in some of the Gamble oaks near the parking lot, but I wasn't able to find it. Haven't seen one at this location since 2008.



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Date: 2/16/17 11:36 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Last "Raptor Alley" Tour of Winter Season Scheduled
Hi all

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/events/view/Raptor-Alley-Driving-Tour

I’ll be starting up some spring migration tours following months.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 2/16/17 3:15 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 16, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 16 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Boulder, Fremont, Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Sora (*Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Adams, Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.
--On February 15 on South Platte River and 86th Ave, Tom Wilberding
reported m Barrow's Goldeneye.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull,
1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 12 at
Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and
Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. On February 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT. On
February 15, Candice Johnson reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 8, Elyse Klingener and
Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond
and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern
Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11,
Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On February15 at Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters area (Fee Area), John
Drummond and Jason Boyce reported 3 Curve-billed Thashers and heard a Sora
in the marsh area.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314 <(720)%20381-3314>). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south
about 3/4 mile and turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west.
Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900
just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/15/17 6:42 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: South Platte River, Adams County
On Sunday, I visited this area of the south platte. Along 88th, I did not
see an adult male Barrow's, but I did see what appears to be an immature
male Barrow's. Also nine Northern Pintails. Nice seeing the adult male
Barrow's! Where exactly was it?
Also near 64th I got my year bird Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) and two
Black-crowned Night-Herons (immatures). I checked and this is pretty much
the only part of the Denver area they overwinter. Another highlight was a
flyover Double-C Cormorant.

Ben Sampson
Centennial, Co

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Date: 2/15/17 5:06 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] South Platte River, Adams County


Hello birders,

Biked the South Platte River Trail today from 64th to 104th and back. Saw
three well-hidden Black-crowned Night-Herons at the sewage cascades near 64
th and York. Along Sand Creek at the Suncor Refinery noticed two cabbage
white butterflies, first of the year for me. At about 86th street saw a
male Barrow’s Goldeneye. Some beautiful ducks still on the river, including
my favorites Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, and Green-winged Teal.
Glorious weather today--industrial Denver never looked so good!

Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


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Date: 2/15/17 1:51 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
Funny you should ask... Today at home I saw a pair (first time so far this
season I've just seen 2) feeding at one of my suet cages,and then they
moved to visit a cage I hung filled with cattail fluff. They fussed with
the fluff and then both carried some off out of view. I had presumed
carrying nest material, but I could not tell where they went with it.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
wrote:

> Yesterday, sitting at the computer with my Fort Collins apartment door
> wide open, I noticed the familiar tinkling sound of bushtits in the
> courtyard. Last year they nested on this property (nest building first
> noticed on 12March2016) about a mile east of CSU and it appears they will
> do so again. In fact, they are refurbishing the same nest which
> successfully produced a brood last summer. In the "Birds of North America"
> account on bushtits by Sarah Sloane, it states the following: "In
> Chiricahua Mtns., se. Arizona, on only 1 occasion was a nest reused a
> second season, and this was late in season by a year-old inexperienced
> male; nest had remained unusually intact through 2 winters due to heavy
> concealment in a clump of mistletoe (SAS). Most nests deteriorate rapidly
> when abandoned." The nest here is at the end of a lower branch (about 20
> feet above the ground) on the ene side (catches the morning sun) of a large
> CO blue spruce. As is typical of the species, the substantial nest "bag"
> is well concealed and woven into the spruce foliage. Even knowing where it
> is and looking straight up at the nest site, it takes me a minute or so to
> locate the nest material hiding in the needles.
>
>
> I would also note Coen Dexter mentions in his bushtit account for the *
> Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II *book that the earliest recorded
> nest-building was 17March. Thus, nest-refurbishing on 14February is either
> a freak event triggered by hormonal influence on Valentine's Day,
> preliminary activity influenced by both warm weather and the existence of a
> suitable old structure, an indicator things are changing, or most likely,
> just the early end of activity that birders, especially BBA atlasers
> accustomed to doing most of their work in "typical" bird breeding months,
> have missed.
>
>
> Anybody else noticing bushtit nesting activity out there?
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>
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Date: 2/15/17 1:41 pm
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins


Hi Everyone,
Bushtits are roaming the parking lot at my workplace in Boulder. They have been here most days this month. They usually stop flocking and travel separately when they're nesting, but I have not seen this yet. Last year a pair nested in an ornamental juniper nearby. That pair was busy by early April, but I don't have an exact date.
All the neighborhood flickers are getting hormonal and noisy now, so at least some birds think spring is here.
Mark Miller Longmont, CO 
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From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Date: 2/15/17 2:18 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: COBIRDS <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins



Yesterday, sitting at the computer with my Fort Collins apartment door wide open, I noticed the familiar tinkling sound of bushtits in the courtyard.  Last year they nested on this property (nest building first noticed on 12March2016) about a mile
east of CSU and it appears they will do so again.  In fact, they are refurbishing the same nest which successfully produced a brood last summer.  In the "Birds of North America" account on bushtits by Sarah Sloane, it states the following: "In Chiricahua Mtns.,
se. Arizona, on only 1 occasion was a nest reused a second season, and this was late in season by a year-old inexperienced male; nest had remained unusually intact through 2 winters due to heavy concealment in a clump of mistletoe (SAS). Most nests deteriorate
rapidly when abandoned."  The nest here is at the end of a lower branch (about 20 feet above the ground) on the ene side (catches the morning sun) of a large CO blue spruce.  As is typical of the species, the substantial nest "bag" is well concealed and woven
into the spruce foliage.  Even knowing where it is and looking straight up at the nest site, it takes me a minute or so to locate the nest material hiding in the needles.



I would also note Coen Dexter mentions in his bushtit account for the
Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II book that the earliest recorded nest-building was 17March.  Thus, nest-refurbishing on 14February is either a freak event triggered by hormonal influence on Valentine's Day, preliminary activity influenced by both warm weather
and the existence of a suitable old structure, an indicator things are changing, or most likely, just the early end of activity that birders, especially BBA atlasers accustomed to doing most of their work in "typical" bird breeding months, have missed.





Anybody else noticing bushtit nesting activity out there?





Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins



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Date: 2/15/17 1:18 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bushtit nesting in Fort Collins
Yesterday, sitting at the computer with my Fort Collins apartment door wide open, I noticed the familiar tinkling sound of bushtits in the courtyard. Last year they nested on this property (nest building first noticed on 12March2016) about a mile east of CSU and it appears they will do so again. In fact, they are refurbishing the same nest which successfully produced a brood last summer. In the "Birds of North America" account on bushtits by Sarah Sloane, it states the following: "In Chiricahua Mtns., se. Arizona, on only 1 occasion was a nest reused a second season, and this was late in season by a year-old inexperienced male; nest had remained unusually intact through 2 winters due to heavy concealment in a clump of mistletoe (SAS). Most nests deteriorate rapidly when abandoned." The nest here is at the end of a lower branch (about 20 feet above the ground) on the ene side (catches the morning sun) of a large CO blue spruce. As is typical of the species, the substantial nest "bag" is well concealed and woven into the spruce foliage. Even knowing where it is and looking straight up at the nest site, it takes me a minute or so to locate the nest material hiding in the needles.


I would also note Coen Dexter mentions in his bushtit account for the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II book that the earliest recorded nest-building was 17March. Thus, nest-refurbishing on 14February is either a freak event triggered by hormonal influence on Valentine's Day, preliminary activity influenced by both warm weather and the existence of a suitable old structure, an indicator things are changing, or most likely, just the early end of activity that birders, especially BBA atlasers accustomed to doing most of their work in "typical" bird breeding months, have missed.


Anybody else noticing bushtit nesting activity out there?


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 2/15/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 15, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 15 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Boulder, Fremont, *Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Adams)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Douglas)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (*Adams, Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin, San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 14 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported 4 American White
Pelicans.
---On February 14 on South Platte River and 88th Ave, Mary Keithler
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and Lesser Yellowlegs.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad Mew Gull,
1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 12 at
Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
On February 14, Candice Johnson reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and
Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. OnFebruary 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 8, Elyse Klingener and
Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River Trail/Huck Finn Pond
and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at
Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other birders
reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.
---On February 14 at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, Mike Henwood reported 3
Barrow's Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and Hermit Thrush.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4 Northern
Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February 11,
Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314 <(720)%20381-3314>). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south
about 3/4 mile and turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west.
Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900
just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/14/17 1:01 pm
From: Johnson, Candice E., MD. <Candice.Johnson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cedar Waxwings in south Park Hill, Denver County
Today at 8 am we had the first look at Cedar Waxwings in our yard near Monaco Blvd & 23rd Avenue. Twelve birds landed in the top of our Siberian Elm and sunned themselves for about 5 minutes. We have never seen them anywhere in Park Hill previously, although others may have seen them.

Candice Johnson
Denver
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Date: 2/14/17 8:34 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Catbird, Resting Screech Owl, Paired(?) Towhees - Arapahoe Co.
On Sunday, I heard what I believe was a singing Gray Catbird along the High
Line Canal Trail in Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve (Greenwood Village
[Arapahoe Co.]). Terrible recordings are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34326693. I returned to look for it
Monday evening and heard it once but couldn't locate it. The bird sounded
as if it was singing not from the trail, but from among the private
residences surrounding it. The Red-tails at Marjorie Perry have been very
active lately; the spot is usually good for 3-4 sightings, including a
Harlan's who has spent much of this winter (and perhaps last's) in the
area.

Elsewhere this weekend, my dog and I followed a half dozen or so alert
Black-capped Chickadees to an Eastern Screech-Owl, twenty or so feet up a
tree -- far higher than I'd previously found them perched. Only had my
smartphone and binoculars, so here's that terrible photo.


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CfY-Yb8liCQ/WKMsPqORYCI/AAAAAAAANcY/dcCfhPr-2vY-rfIdvkbi2O6wOHDg0HAwwCLcB/s1600/Screech%2BOwl.JPG>


In my yard, two Spotted Towhees appear to have paired. Am I misreading
their sudden presence feeding and calling together, after a winter of
seeing only one at a time, or is the timing right? And my bird bath is
suddenly the most popular stop in town. Dozens of robins have been visiting
it around sunset, taking turns (5-9 of them at a time). They're sometimes
willing to share it, as when this Cedar Waxwing joined them.


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JtsBx_0FgFw/WKMtFVOpcQI/AAAAAAAANcg/fSVZc4ZXkUEJ-VSWW2tzIAowCsY6Mze_ACLcB/s1600/DSC_0314%2BRobin%2Band%2BWaxwing.jpg>

I appreciate the extra visitors, but, boy, do the berry-eaters make a mess
of the bath.


In less happy news, at least for the bird in question...there are many
Collared Doves in my neighborhood. Since switching to a "no mess" bird
seed, two have been frequent visitors to my feeders. Now it's down to one
and a small pile of Collared Dove feathers in the back of the yard.


- Jared Del Rosso

Centennial, CO

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Date: 2/14/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 14, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, February 14 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, Logan)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee, Montrose)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, Chaffee, Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (*Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder)
ICELAND GULL (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin, *San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin, *San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin, *San Miguel)
White-winged Crossbill (*Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (Adams, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and Libby Megna reported
White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st
cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora
Reservoir. On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad
Mew Gull, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February
12 at Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and
Lesser Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st
cyc Thayer's Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir. On February 13, Betty Glass reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and David Waltman reported
1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull.
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches. On February 13, Thomas Heinrich reported all 3
specied of Rosy-Finches at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On February 13, Judith
Henderson reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson, John
Drummond, and Tina Jones reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On February 10, Aaron Yappert
and Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. OnFebruary 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area. On February 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 6, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
RIdge Natural Area. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other
birders reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder across from library,
Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f) and Lincoln's
Sparrow. On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4
Northern Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February
11, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.
---On February 13 at North Shore Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Red-necked Grebe.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On February 12, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches at
his feeders in Telluride. If you would like to try for the bird contact
him at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314 <(720)%20381-3314>). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south
about 3/4 mile and turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west.
Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900
just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>). Meet at 0730 at Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go
west 2 block to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955
<(303)%20885-6955>). Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN
Open Space on 56th Ave just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or
I-70 to Pena, then north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive
under Pena overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).

Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/13/17 9:56 pm
From: Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Allenspark Rosy Finches, Boulder Cty, 2/13
Dear Cobirders,
I was graced by the presence of a flock of 140 Rosy Finches, including all three species, this afternoon at the Fawn Brook Inn. They arrived at about 2:40, circling many times before landing in the aspen, visited the feeders for about ten minutes, and then were gone.

I am grateful to Nick Komar for his report of an afternoon appearance of the rosy finch flock a few days ago, giving me a few ounces of confidence that a 60 mi roundtrip bike ride from Boulder might not be entirely futile,
and especially to the two kind birders from FT Collins in the Prius who, after spending 2 hrs waiting for the finches without luck, made the sacrificial offering to the birding gods inviting the finches to the Inn by giving up and departing. ;-) I am sorry you missed them, and will happily return the favor next time!

Good birding,

Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
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Date: 2/13/17 3:13 pm
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-winged Dove with topknot - Pueblo
COBirders,

With little else-bird-wise-to do, I took a picture of a White-winged Dove
that has frequented my back yard feeder for several months. No doubt its
topknot is some type of genetic aberration.

Leon Bright, Pueblo







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Date: 2/13/17 2:34 pm
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Wednesday, 2/15 Wheatridge Greenbelt with Davis
This outing is sponsored by Boulder County Audubon:

*Wheat Ridge Greenbelt with Davis*

Leader: Ray, “Davis”

Wednesday., Feb. 15, 2017; snow date, Thurs., Feb. 16

Free, no limit; questions: 303 823 5332 or

<davis...>

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

The Clear Creek Trail amidst the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt is well known for
exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities for most all the
wintering waterfowl to be found in the Front Range. These birds will be
resplendent in their glorious breeding plumages in February. This public
area includes lakes, a boardwalk and blind. Passerines and birds of prey
are readily found in the surrounding area.

Meet at the East Boulder Recreation Center at the north east corner of the
parking lots to carpool. This outing is for all skill levels. Bring
binoculars and scopes if you have them. Dress appropriately and be
prepared to walk about 2 miles.

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Date: 2/13/17 12:19 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Co. 2/13
I birded with the El Paso County Monday birder group this morning at a
cold and calm (finally) Pueblo Reservoir. Not too many birds, a few
nice ones though. A Red-necked Grebe at the North Shore Marina was
the best bird, two Common Loons, Horned, Eared, and Western Grebes
around the lake. Mountain Bluebirds seem to be around more now. We
saw Prairie Falcon and a Ferruginous Hawk at the Reservoir as well.
We made an attempt for the Long-tailed Duck from last week, and didn't
see it, or any other ducks it was with. Very few gulls in the morning
at the South Shore Marina, just Ring-billed and Herring. Not sure if
there are more gulls around, since the warm weather recently, the
gulls may have moved north or east or somewhere.

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Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 2/13/17 8:55 am
From: Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pygmy-Owl
As someone who puts out bird feeders on my property, I first was amazed
that you actually had mice ready to feed the owl!
Then I happened to see this article today.

http://www.thebirdingproject.com/blog/ethicsandowls

I'm just curious if the birding community feels feeding mice to owls on our
property is somehow different than putting up feeders?

Janis Robinson
Coal Creek Canyon


On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:55:20 PM UTC-7, Scott wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> For the past two evenings, I have been having a Northern Pygmy-Owl in my
> yard. Both evenings, I placed live mice in the ground and he-she came
> right in, caught the mice and flew off. This evening, he/she, came back
> after catching, flying off and cashing the first mouse, and asked for
> another, so I placed another on the ground that the owl took.
>
> Something interesting about the way Northern Pygmy-Owls hunt... they
> really do not want to be on the ground for any length of time with prey.
> So what they do, is try to perch as close to the ground as possible, so
> they can fly in very rapidly, grasp the small animal and continue to fly
> off with it, instead of remaining on the ground with the prey.
>
> Scott Rashid
> Estes Park
>
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Date: 2/13/17 3:25 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 13, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 13 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Jefferson, *Logan)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee, Montrose)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, *Chaffee, Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, *Douglas)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
ICELAND GULL (*Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Boulder, Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
White-winged Crossbill (*Grand)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (Adams, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and Libby Megna reported
White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st
cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora
Reservoir. On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad
Mew Gull, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February
12 at Aurora Reservoir, Holden Maxfied reported White-winged Scoter and
Lesser Black-backed Gull; and Bill Buckingham reported Mew Gull and 1-st
cyc Thayer's Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12,
David Blue, Jan Albright, Richard Bunn, Cynthia Madsen reported Dunlin at
McLellen reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and David Waltman reported
1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull.
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Peter Burke reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On February 12 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Peter Burke reported ad m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.
---On February 12 at Buena Vista Ice Pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 9
Barrow's Goldeneyes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 12, Brian Johnson and
John Drummond reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Winter Park Ski Area, Andy Boyce reported 12
White-winged Crossbills.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On February 10, Aaron Yappert
and Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT. OnFebruary 12 at Indian Tree Golf Club, Lorraine Lanning,
Bez ezuidenhout, Bill Buckingham, and Susan Rosine reported BRANT.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area. On February 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 6, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
RIdge Natural Area. On February 11, Dave Leatherman reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 12, David Wade and many other
birders reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge NA.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Jumbo Reservoir, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 12 at CR 66 and CR 93, Kathy Mihm Dunning and David Dowell
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder across from library,
Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f) and Lincoln's
Sparrow. On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4
Northern Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February
11, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On February 12 at Prewitt Reservoir, Kathy Mimh Dunning, and David
Dowell reported ICELAND GULL.

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu;
720-381-3314). From I-70, exit 267, take Kipling south about 3/4 mile and
turn right (west on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west. Look for the entrance
to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet at 0900 just inside the park
in the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility imparied
individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be to Jefferson County
Parks led by Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT
gmail.com; 919-699-4043). Meet at 0730 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife,
6060 Broadway to carpool. Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 block to
Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on the right.
The is a 3/4 day trip. Will bird at least two different locations in
Jefferson County. The exact locations will be determine based on weather
conditions and recent sightings. Will Carpool and drivers will be
reimbursed for gas. Will walk some trails up to 3 miles. Bring lunch and
water. If you have a scope or walkie talkies, please bring them. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 19 will be Buckley Road Raptor
Ramble led by Patrick O'Driscoll (patodrisk ATgmail.com; 303-885-6955).
Meet at 0730 in parking lot for First Creek at DEN Open Space on 56th Ave
just west of Pena Blvd. Take 56th Ave from west or I-70 to Pena, then
north to 56th Ave. Exit left at bottom of ramp, drive under Pena
overpasses about 2 block west. Parking lot is on right (north).
Level, one-way walk follows Buckley Rd (closed to vehicles, asphalt
pavement with some gravel at north end) about 4 miles north to 99th Ave,
Where we will stage vehicles to carpool back at walk's end. Fence line on
left is bird-rich Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, trees, prairie dog towns on
right are First Creek open space. Dress for weather. Bring water and
snacks. Scopes helpful for long-distance views into Arsenal. Register
online or contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/12/17 9:48 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
We also had one on Jan. 28 in Denver at Washington Park's Smith Lake (near
where a bunch of folks were looking at the yellow-bellied sapsucker in
trees nearby)

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:16 AM, 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

>
> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2tmKwF-tl6A/WKB70R-24EI/AAAAAAAAAM8/sl-sMFIPnqA3XXXlZ2eG-deWUHnoeq7IgCLcB/s1600/P2031555%2BLeucistic%2BGoose_1.jpg>
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> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wXe0B7ze8qI/WKB76XnGsFI/AAAAAAAAANA/-5S8jB_C65MmxqfIFNO-0cyQSPteVdIcwCLcB/s1600/P2031567%2BLeucistic%2BGoose%2B_2.jpg>
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> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ud4rszzWTW4/WKB7unxsbEI/AAAAAAAAAM4/LuwXeiKEUPMosnCVW8ljXAJT3KHK9cCRwCLcB/s1600/P2031573%2BLeucistic%2BGoose_3.jpg>
>
> Hi Chris,
> I would venture to say this is the same goose I saw Friday, February 3rd
> at the fringe of the playing fields behind Sheridan High School, near the
> playground of the Sheridan Rec Ctr. The neck was brown, which I think shows
> in my photos, and the feet are not black. I Googled leucistic goose and saw
> similar images as opposed to images of a hybrid goose. I thought it was
> very pretty!
> Rosanne J.
> Centennial
>
> On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:30:46 PM UTC-7, CorvidColo wrote:
>>
>> Saturday, February 11th - - 4:00 p.m.
>>
>> I found one of the more unusual Canada Geese I have ever seen. It was in
>> a grazing flock of geese at Harlow Park, Belleview Ave. and Lowell Blvd.,
>> Littleton, Arapahoe Country (just east of Bow Mar). This bird is normal
>> size, has a white body, and the neck and head have normal coloration.
>>
>> Chris Blakeslee
>> Centennial, CO
>>
>>
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Date: 2/12/17 8:57 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Woodcock continues at Bobcat Ridge, Larimer Co
A very well concealed American Woodcock was quite close to the road at Bobcat Ridge this morning. Fortunately the natural area ranger has become an accomplished Woodcock Whisperer and easily located the bird.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette
303-604-0531

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Date: 2/12/17 7:38 pm
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] "Signs of Spring" Raptor ID Course: Adams Co. (Brighton) 3/4/17
Dear COBIRDERS:

The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) is proud to present our raptor ID class, "Signs of Spring", featuring species which are both coming and going. As we eagerly await the warm days of March and glimpse the first crocuses pushing up through the ground, our state's raptors are already on the move! Some species are heading north, some are returning from the south. Others will simply move east, or up to the cooler, higher elevations. You never know whom or what you may see cruising through Colorado's skies in early spring, so if you want to bone up on your skills ahead of the spring migration, this is the class for you!

Several REF's live raptors will be featured, coupled with the combined skill and experience of Colorado Parks & Wildlife Raptor Monitor Karen Metz and Anne Price, REF's Curator of Raptors. You won't want to miss the chance to see two of our newest raptors up close: our immature bald eagle and great-horned owl.

The class will be held at our facility in Brighton on Saturday, March 4th with a tour of our exterior mews to conclude the session. Check in time is 9:45AM, and the lecture portion (indoors) runs from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon, with the mews tour afterwards. Space is limited to 20 people, by advance reservation only. The fee per person is $50. Morning refreshments will be provided.

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Thank you,

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Date: 2/12/17 5:55 pm
From: Scott <pygmyowl...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pygmy-Owl
Hi All,

For the past two evenings, I have been having a Northern Pygmy-Owl in my
yard. Both evenings, I placed live mice in the ground and he-she came
right in, caught the mice and flew off. This evening, he/she, came back
after catching, flying off and cashing the first mouse, and asked for
another, so I placed another on the ground that the owl took.

Something interesting about the way Northern Pygmy-Owls hunt... they
really do not want to be on the ground for any length of time with prey.
So what they do, is try to perch as close to the ground as possible, so
they can fly in very rapidly, grasp the small animal and continue to fly
off with it, instead of remaining on the ground with the prey.

Scott Rashid
Estes Park



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Date: 2/12/17 5:35 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar, Prowers County, Feb. 16-19, 2017
Hey, everybody.

Just a reminder that the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival is upon us.
Full details on the festival here:

http://www.highplainssnowgoose.com/

Laura Erickson is the keynote speaker and special guest. Field trips should
be excellent; all of them entail splendid birding, and most of them even
make it back. We will look for all the great birds Janeal Thompson & Co.
have been scouting for us... ;-)

Oh, and the weather is supposed to be glorious. Chances are, we'll all
actually make it out of Lamar on Sunday. (Doesn't necessarily work out that
way in blizzard years.)

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival, now in its 15th year, is proudly
cosponsored by Colorado Field Ornithologists. (Which means you can get CFO
schwag at the event.) Hannah is bringing her clarinet, and Andrew is
bringing his new proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. Is this gonna be fun or
what? Hope to see you in Lamar later this week!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

P.s. Speaking of Boulder County (I just couldn't resist, eh?), I saw 9
Eastern Bluebirds (all males) and a "Prairie" Merlin early this Sunday
morning, Feb. 12, near Teller Lake No. 5. Yesterday evening, Feb. 11, at
Stearns Lake, there was a beautiful Ferruginous Hawk. Photos, discussion,
and "likes" at the CFO Facebook site. Checklists at eBird.


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Date: 2/12/17 4:52 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter owls
Hello birders,

COBird rules say it's okay to link to an out-of-state trip. Barb and I
recently traveled to northern Minnesota. Here is a slide show, including
Snowy and Great Gray Owls.
32 photos, 3+ minutes: https://goo.gl/LNzQZ3

Cheers,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

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Date: 2/12/17 4:30 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant still at Indian Tree Golf Club
7555 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO
Seems to be alone amidst a sea of Canada Geese. Or rather, a small pond. Haha
Can be seen from the sidewalk on Wadsworth. I saw it grazing on the grass.
Susan R.
Thornton

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Date: 2/12/17 9:56 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] BBS routes available

Spring sprouted this week, winter next. Time to consider taking on a Breeding Bird Survey route.

We invitequalified observers to participate in the Breeding Bird Survey “BBS.”Participants must have the skills to identify the likely species on theirroutes by sight and by sound.
Since 1966 (1968 in Colorado and theWest) the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, originally US Fish & WildlifeService, now the Biological Research Division of the US Geological Survey, hassponsored the Breeding Bird Survey program to monitor birds across the US (andCanada, with the Canadian Wildlife Service). In 2012, volunteers ran almost3000 routes in the US & Canada. Scientists use BBS results to derivepopulation trends for the species that the system samples well.
Coloradohas 132 designated BBS routes, and we consistently run more routes than allother states in the U.S. except Texas and California.
A BBS routecovers 24.5 miles. Observers record all the birds they hear and see during a3-minute stop, then drive a half-mile to the next stop. You run the route, onceonly, during the peak of the songbird singing season, from May 25 on the plainsto July 15 in the high country. The ability to identify species by sound iscrucial--I estimate that I record 75-85% of the birds on my routes by sound,not sight.
Theobserver should have the ability to identify, by sound and sight, most of the species likely to occur along thatroute. On my routes, I identify over 75% of the birds by sound, without everseeing them. We seek a commitment ofthree years, because the BBS prefers route data run by the same person forat least 3 years.
Let me knowif you would like one or more. The following list is organized geographically(sort of). I hope that we can fill most of them with qualified observers whohave good ears.
Thefollowing lists the available routes; I can send more detailed descriptions toyou if you’d like to consider one but want more information.



“I especiallyenjoyed the first few pre-dawn stops along the wetlands area of PonchaCreek—the dawn chorus there was often a tad overwhelming. An experience Iwill never forget.” – Tina Mitchell

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS

Key to routedescriptions:
Number and name County Page in DeLorme Atlas
(Do people still use it?)



Southwest

17366 Owl Creek Pass Montrose, Gunnison, Ouray 67

Start at US 50 and Cimarron Rd; south onCimarron Rd (P77) and CR 858 & FR 858 past Silver Jack Res. To Owl CreekPass; down FR 858to CR 8 & 10 to end.

17124 Blackhead Peak Archuleta p 88
Starts about 20 miles east of PagosaSprings: on FR 665, go westerly to US 84; S on 84, but no stops on 84, to CR326; Left (east) and resume route on CRR326, to end. Beautiful scenery,demanding drive.

17223 Piedra Archuleta p88, 87, 77
Start at Highway 160, 10 miles west ofPagosa Springs; North on Rd 146 and fR 629 7 miles; Left (NW) on Piedra Road to Road 631 and FR640 past Williams Creek Res. to end

Southeast

17028 Two Buttes Prowers & Baca p103
Start at intersection of CR 26 & CRD; east on CR D 9 miles; S on Colo 89 to end.

17328 Pritchett Baca p 101
Start 12 miles S of Pritchett on CR 12;go E one mile, then N on Roads 13 and 12 to end.

17027 Gilpin Bent p 101
Starts 7 miles south of Las Animas. Easton Rd BB3 miles; S on CR16 9 miles; W on CR T 3 miles; S on Colo 101 2 miles, W1 mile on CR P, S on CR 11 to end, just north of Setchfield WMA.

17327 Timpas Otero p100
Starts 15 miles west of LaJunta. FromColo. 10, go south on GR 14 for 9 miles, east on GR 11 5.5 miles to Timpas,south 2 miles, east one mile, then south on GR 18 to end.

17050 Crowley Crowley p 96
Starts in Olney Springs; NE on CanalRoad to CR 8, then north 5 miles; jog west to CR 7, then north 10 miles, jogeast, then north on CR 8 to end.

17220 Haswell Bent, Kiowa p 99
Start 6 miles N of Las Animas; N 7 mileson CR 10; swing around SE edge of Adobe Cr Res. SWA, then N 4 miles on Road 17;E on Road E 2 miles; N 5 miles on Road 19, E 1 mile on Road K, then N on Road20 to end.

17321 Sheridan Lake Prowers, Kiowa p 103
Start on Prowers Co. Rd 30 at Rd VV; northon VV to Kiowa CR W; then east on W to end.

South Central

17056 Trinchera Las Animas p. 102,93
Start in Trinchera; westerly on CR 2.2and 22.0 & 24.6 roads to end.

17226 Cokedale Las Animas p 93
Starts20 miles west of Trinidad, a mile south of Trinidad Lake; Go westerly on CF53.1 and 18.3; northwesterly on CR 53.5 through Spanish Peaks WA and 41.1; thennortheasterly on CF 41.7 & 42; then NWly on CR 46 to end.

17375 Gardner Huerfano P82
Start at intersection of FR 400 &404 (20+ miles west of Beulah and 10 miles SW of Bishops Castle); south on FR400 to Gardner, west on CR 550 to Malachite; S on CR 572 to end.

East Central

17019 Rush El Paso & Lincoln p 98
Start at Rush; go east on Colo 94 threemiles, then South on CRs2, 3, & 4 to end

17020 Boyero Lincoln p99
Start 25 miles S of Boyero, 1.5 mileseast of CR 44 on CR J; west 1.5 miles then N on CR 44 to end, near Boyero.

17013 Last Chance Washington, Arapahoe p96
Start north 9 miles andwest 3 miles from Last Chance, at intersection of CR20 & CR D/ West on CR 20 (88thAve.), 67N, & 96th; North on CR 69, west on 136thAve. to end.

Central Mountains

17351 Angora Rio Blanco p22-23
Start 8 miles NE of Rangely; Start on CR61 or 65 at Holandrus Res.; south on 61/65 to Colo 64 east on Colo 64 twomiles; south and east on CR 122 to end

17361 Rollins Pass Boulder p39
Start at Colo 119, 3 miles N ofBlackhawk; NWly on FR to Apex; w on CR 4; N of CR 4N to Tolland; W on CR 16,then N on FR 149 up Rollins Pass to end. 4-wheel drive advised.





Hugh Kingery
Franktown, CO

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Date: 2/12/17 9:08 am
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Western Bluebirds (and possibly 1 Mountain Bluebird) at the Audubon Nature Center
Hello all -

At approximately 8:30 yesterday morning there were 3 Western Bluebirds and
either another drab adult, or also a Mountain Bluebird (this one seen in
flight only) cruising around above the Beaver Pond (Audubon Nature Center,
Jefferson County). Based on the amount and hue of blue, I suspect Mountain
Bluebird (although not confident enough to mark it such on my eBird). There
were also 18 Ring-necked ducks, 11 Canada Goose, 2 Common Goldeneye, and 1
Pied-billed Grebe in the larger ponds, along with the usual sparrow, finch,
and Black-capped Chickadee crowd. One Downy Woodpecker present, also.

Christy Payne, Wheat Ridge

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Date: 2/12/17 9:08 am
From: 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2tmKwF-tl6A/WKB70R-24EI/AAAAAAAAAM8/sl-sMFIPnqA3XXXlZ2eG-deWUHnoeq7IgCLcB/s1600/P2031555%2BLeucistic%2BGoose_1.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wXe0B7ze8qI/WKB76XnGsFI/AAAAAAAAANA/-5S8jB_C65MmxqfIFNO-0cyQSPteVdIcwCLcB/s1600/P2031567%2BLeucistic%2BGoose%2B_2.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ud4rszzWTW4/WKB7unxsbEI/AAAAAAAAAM4/LuwXeiKEUPMosnCVW8ljXAJT3KHK9cCRwCLcB/s1600/P2031573%2BLeucistic%2BGoose_3.jpg>

Hi Chris,
I would venture to say this is the same goose I saw Friday, February 3rd
at the fringe of the playing fields behind Sheridan High School, near the
playground of the Sheridan Rec Ctr. The neck was brown, which I think shows
in my photos, and the feet are not black. I Googled leucistic goose and saw
similar images as opposed to images of a hybrid goose. I thought it was
very pretty!
Rosanne J.
Centennial

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:30:46 PM UTC-7, CorvidColo wrote:
>
> Saturday, February 11th - - 4:00 p.m.
>
> I found one of the more unusual Canada Geese I have ever seen. It was in
> a grazing flock of geese at Harlow Park, Belleview Ave. and Lowell Blvd.,
> Littleton, Arapahoe Country (just east of Bow Mar). This bird is normal
> size, has a white body, and the neck and head have normal coloration.
>
> Chris Blakeslee
> Centennial, CO
>
>
>
>

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Date: 2/12/17 7:44 am
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] With Apologies to Mr. Poe...
Once upon this morning dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chimney capping...

...As I was debating whether to get out of bed on this grey grim morning, I
heard, for the first time this year, a Northern Flicker drumming on the
chimney cap of my little townhouse in west Centennial. Seems hormones are
rising.

Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin
west Centennial, Aapahoe County

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Date: 2/12/17 7:43 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird at RMA Adams Co.
***When I submitted this to Ebird, it did have me log it as a ***RARE BIRD***. It does seem very early to be seeing them, at least in Adams County.
Susan R.
Thornton

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Date: 2/12/17 6:58 am
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
Hello Chris,

I wonder if it's the same bird folks saw at Monte Vista NWR last March?
Pix by Donna Forrest attached (I hope).

Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin
Centennial, CO

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_Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County _
(http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/t/81976ea81688f28a?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email)
chrisblakeslee <corvidcolo...>: Feb 11 09:30PM -0700

Saturday, February 11th - - 4:00 p.m.

I found one of the more unusual Canada Geese I have ever seen. It was in a
grazing flock of geese at Harlow Park, Belleview Ave. and Lowell Blvd.,
Littleton, Arapahoe Country (just east of Bow Mar). This bird is normal
size, has a white body, and the neck and head have normal coloration.

Chris Blakeslee
Centennial, CO

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Date: 2/12/17 6:18 am
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28...>
Subject: [cobirds] Saturday Waterfowl in Delta County - five species of geese at Confluence Park
Hello Colorado Birders:

I made a few stops in Delta County midday on Saturday and tallied a fine
assortment of waterfowl.

At Fruitgrowers Reservoir outside of Eckert, there were twelve duck
species. A drake Cinnamon Teal stood out among the Green-winged Teal.
Ring-necked Ducks and Common Mergansers were by far the most numerous.
Three Bald Eagles were in attendance. The complete list of species can be
viewed here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34316125

Next stop was Confluence Park in Delta. The drop-off in numbers
(particularly Canada Geese) from when I visited the site in late January
was conspicuous. Offsetting that was my first five goose species site in
Colorado. Two Greater White-fronted Geese were the addition to go along
with Cackling, Canada, Snow, and Ross's. Photos of all the species are in
my eBird checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34316413

Good birding,
Eric
.....................
Eric Hynes
Telluride, CO
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Date: 2/12/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 12, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 12 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, *Chaffee, Montrose)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Boulder, Chaffee, *Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, *Douglas)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Double-crested Cormorant (Bent)
American White Pelican (Bent)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (*Prowers)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (Adams, Chaffee)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and Libby Megna reported
White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st
cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora
Reservoir. On February 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported ad
Mew Gull, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February
11, Allison Hixon reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and David Waltman reported
1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc
Thayer's Gull.
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On February 11 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Nick Komar reported all
3 species of Rosy-Finches.
---On February 11 at Walden Ponds in Boulder, Steve Frye, Luke Pheneger,
Wilem van vliet, David Waltman, and Laura Steadman reported 4 Tundra Swans
and Greater Yellowlegs.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 11 on CR 163, Jeff Guy reported 2 Tundra Swans.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On February 11 at Washington Park, Kara Carragher and Lisa
Edwards reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 6, Josh and
rachel Destree reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge. On February 19, Norm Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from
Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 6, Gwen Moore and
Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at
McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On
February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 10, Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 11, Kara Carragher, Lisa
Edwards, Riley Morris, Sunny Bradford, Christine Alexander, and Sue Twiford
reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On February 10, Aaron Yappert
and Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club. On February 11 at
Indian Tree Golf Club, Thomas Holub, Nelson Ford, and Frank Farrell
reported BRANT.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.
---On February 11, Adams Block reported Trumpeter Swan on Audubon Center
trails at Chatfield SP.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area. On February 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.
---On February 11 on Meadow Road in rafter J Subdivision, Kip Stransky
reported 5 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On February 6, Dave Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
RIdge Natural Area.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder across from library,
Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f) and Lincoln's
Sparrow. On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 4
Northern Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods. On February
11, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren and 3 m Northern Cardinals at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/11/17 8:58 pm
From: 'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Marston Reservoir Bald Eagles, Denver County
The Bald Eagle pair has returned to Marston Reservoir (north side of reservoir off of South Pierce Street) for the new breeding season. Lynn Willcockson photographed them on January 28th. Their behavior today may indicate the female is already on eggs.
They have fledged young for at least two years that I know of. Nina Routh watched "flight training” summer before last.
One can safely, legally get closer to this nest than any other nest I know of in the metro area.

Chris Blakeslee
Centennial, CO

The male - 4:30 p.m. today

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Date: 2/11/17 8:30 pm
From: 'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Unusual Canada Goose, Arapahoe County
Saturday, February 11th - - 4:00 p.m.

I found one of the more unusual Canada Geese I have ever seen. It was in a grazing flock of geese at Harlow Park, Belleview Ave. and Lowell Blvd., Littleton, Arapahoe Country (just east of Bow Mar). This bird is normal size, has a white body, and the neck and head have normal coloration.

Chris Blakeslee
Centennial, CO




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Date: 2/11/17 2:27 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rosy Finches at Allenspark
A large flock of over 100 Rosy finches was present this afternoon at the Fawnbrook Inn at Allenspark, Boulder County. All three species were present.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 2/11/17 1:01 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
Besides the meaning of TS's poem, remember that he wrote it in London, which is at the latitude of Calgary. "Spring will be a little late this year" if you're there.

Karl Stecher
Centennial




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From: "Joe Roller" <jroller9...>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:53 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
TS Elliott was certainly not a birder. When he wrote, "April is the cruellest (sic) month..." he was WRONG! Birders know that February is the cruelest month. The excitement of the Christmas Bird Counts and the joy of starting a new Year List
are in the rear view mirror. The peak of spring migration is months away, and even March is an absolute bird-fest compared to dull February.

It's a challenge, but we birders can pull out a chair at the "fun table" for poor February. How?
By taking on this worthy Challenge - "Fill in the eBird Gaps!"

If you log onto eBird and find the Cherry Creek SP hotspot, then view the data in "Bar Chart" display, you'll notice GAPS in the data for the
3rd week in February. Up until now NO BIRDER has reported any of the species on this list, so there is gap in the eBird data base. And we can't have that!
Nature abhors a vacuum.

These species have never been reported to eBird during the 3rd week in February at the hotspot named: "Cherry Creek SP" -- and many are NOT rare. Some
will be there when we start filling in the gaps next Wednesday.
Snow Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Western Grebe
Hairy Woodpecker
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Eurasian Collared-Dove (easy peasy)
Woodhouses Scrub Jay
Mountain Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Rudely-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Pipit
Townsend's Solitaire
Lapland Longspur
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Harris's, White-throated and Lincoln's Sparrows.

Most of the birds on the list have been seen either the 2nd or 4th weeks in February, or both.
Those are just the likely ones.
I left out Gyrfalcon, Prairire Warbler and all of the hummingbirds to make this easier for us.

So contact your birding friends, go to any part of the park, search high and low! Have a goal during fickle February. Fill in the gaps!

AND, in case you need another incentive, consider this. You may have had it with standing in line to buy candy or flowers, and growing tired of your fingers sticking
together with glue, as you make your handmade red valentine with the lace appliqué.
Fill in the Gaps is the perfect excuse to duck Valentine's Day this year. Try this:
"Honey, this year let's celebrate Valentine's Day on February 25. On February 14th I'll be busy getting ready to Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
(Let me know how that works for you).

When you spot one of the above species or any less common birds that fill in a gap at CCSP, from the 15th through the 21st, please send a note to CObirds,
Regale us with your tales, so we can thrill as the gaps fill!

Joe Roller, Denver






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Date: 2/11/17 12:52 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fill in the Gaps at Cherry Creek!
TS Elliott was certainly not a birder.
When he wrote, "April is the cruellest (sic) month..." he was WRONG!
Birders know that *February* is the cruelest month. The excitement of the
Christmas Bird Counts and the joy of starting a new Year List
are in the rear view mirror. The peak of spring migration is months away,
and even March is an absolute bird-fest compared to dull February.

It's a challenge, but we birders can pull out a chair at the "fun table"
for poor February. How?
By taking on this worthy Challenge - "Fill in the eBird Gaps!"

If you log onto eBird and find the Cherry Creek SP hotspot, then view the
data in "Bar Chart" display, you'll notice GAPS in the data for the
3rd week in February. Up until now NO BIRDER has reported any of the
species on this list, so there is gap in the eBird data base. And we can't
have that!
Nature abhors a vacuum.

These species have never been reported to eBird during the 3rd week in
February at the hotspot named: "Cherry Creek SP" -- and many are NOT rare.
Some
will be there when we start filling in the gaps next Wednesday.

Snow Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Western Grebe
Hairy Woodpecker
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Eurasian Collared-Dove (easy peasy)
Woodhouses Scrub Jay
Mountain Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Rudely-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Pipit
Townsend's Solitaire
Lapland Longspur
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Harris's, White-throated and Lincoln's Sparrows.

Most of the birds on the list have been seen either the 2nd or 4th weeks in
February, or both.
Those are just the likely ones.
I left out Gyrfalcon, Prairire Warbler and all of the hummingbirds to make
this easier for us.

So contact your birding friends, go to any part of the park, search high
and low! Have a goal during fickle February. Fill in the gaps!

AND, in case you need another incentive, consider this. You may have *had
it* with standing in line to buy candy or flowers, and growing tired of
your fingers sticking
together with glue, as you make your handmade red valentine with the lace
appliqué.
Fill in the Gaps is the perfect excuse to duck Valentine's Day this year.
Try this:
"Honey, this year let's celebrate Valentine's Day on February 25. On
February 14th I'll be busy getting ready to Fill in the Gaps at Cherry
Creek!
(Let me know how that works for you).

When you spot one of the above species or any less common birds that fill
in a gap at CCSP, from the 15th through the 21st, please send a note to
CObirds,
Regale us with your tales, so we can thrill as the gaps fill!

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 2/11/17 12:17 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lamar Community College/Prowers County
Gary Koehn of Colorado Springs and I visited Lamar Community College this
lovely morning in southeastern Colorado. Winds were calm, today!

Highlights for us were:

3 Northern Cardinal (adult males, sitting quietly because of
unidentified accipiter flying along the creek. The singing started
immediately after the intruder flew south)
12 Eastern Bluebirds (visiting Russian olive trees on the east side of
Willow Creek)
1 Carolina Wren (moved 100 yards farther north of the
subdivision where it was seen, yesterday, into the tangles of downed trees
along Willow Creek)
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (something we missed, yesterday)
1 Marsh Wren (totally silent and difficult to photograph)

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO




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Date: 2/11/17 11:07 am
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prowers and Bent Counties 10Feb2017 Correction.
The sighting of pelicans at JMR should have said *American* White Pelican,
not Great White Pelican. Let me say, however, it was *great *to see them.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

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Date: 2/11/17 9:42 am
From: <canoemary...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bill Schmoker's Gulls class
ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT - DON'T MISS OUT!

Hello from BCNA,

It's almost here! Bill Schmoker's new class, " Demystifying Gulls: Beginning & Intermediate Gull Identification, " starts in just six days. It's filling up fast so, sign up now. (We will keep a waiting list). An evening discussion in Boulder on Friday night (2/17) will precede an outing to Pueblo Reservoir State Park on Sunday (2/19) for some eyes-on practice at ID'ing these similar, and often confusing, birds. Why Pueblo? According to Birding Magazine Pueblo Reservoir is among the top ten inland gull sites in the U.S. and winter is the prime time for gulls.

The weather forecast looks good. Please think about joining us for this fun class and special day in the field. You may add some new gulls to your list and enjoy a new spot you might not visit on your own. We're going beyond our local ponds to expand our opportunities, and then test our new skills. Simply go to http://bcna.org/education.html and click on the Demystifying Gulls link in the center of the page to register. We've got just enough space left for you. Thanks so much.

Mary Stuber
Education Chair
Boulder County Nature Association

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Date: 2/11/17 7:54 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continues at Washington Park, Denver
At 8:30 today, Saturday, Kara Carragher and Lisa Edwards found that
sapsucker in its usual
haunts - the conifer grove at the far north end of Washington Park, Denver.
It was near "tree number 5" which stands between the bike/jogging road
and Smith Lake.
Earlier they confirmed that the Dunlin continued at the east end of
McLellen Reservoir,
Arapahoe.

Joe Roller,
Denver

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Date: 2/11/17 3:32 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Bluebird at RMA Adams Co.
Friday afternoon I was delighted to see a male Mountain Bluebird at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge (Adams County)! He was hunting bugs along the eastern side. He let me take lots of pictures. I have submitted the sighting to Ebird.
Susan R.
Thornton, CO

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Date: 2/11/17 3:23 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain bluebird at Arsenal
Friday afternoon I was delighted to see a male Mountain Bluebird at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge (Adams County)! He was hunting bugs along the eastern side. He let me take lots of pictures. I have submitted the siting to Ebird.
Susan R.
Thornton, CO

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Date: 2/11/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 11, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, February 11 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Chaffee, Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (*Pueblo)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams,*Boulder, Chaffee, *Fremont, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (Mesa)
Greater Roadrunner (*Bent)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Double-crested Cormorant (*bent)
American White Pelican (*Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Carolina Wren (*Prowers)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Otero)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Adams, Chaffee, Kiowa)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and Libby Megna reported
White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st
cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas. On
February 10, Joe Roller reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 10 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Sunny Bradford
reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.
---On February 10 at north west entrance of Lake Hasty Campground, Janeal
Thompson reported 5 Greater Roadrunners.
---On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant at
Lake Hasty and one Double-crested Cormorant and 11 American White Pelicans
on the reservoir side.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and
David Waltman reported 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull.
---On February 10 at 68th and Hygiene Rd, Bryan Guarente reported m
Barrow's Goldeneye.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 4, Gloria
Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal
Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream
from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 6, Josh and rachel Destree reported
Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 19, Norm
Lewis reported Trumpeter Swan upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and
Karen Drozda reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in
Arapahoe County. On February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir. On February 6, Gwen Moore and Edward Done reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at McLellen Reservoir, Diane
Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and
Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 10,
Aaron Yappert and DuWayne Worthington reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Tunnel Dr Trail Head in Canon City, Bill Buckingham
reported Barrow's Goldeneye.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On February 10, Aaron Yappert
and Norm Lewis reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Club.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area. On February 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 6, Dave
Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On February 10 at Bent's Fort Marsh, Cheryl Teuton reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder
across from library, Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f) and
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 10, Janeal Thompson reported Carolina Wren
and 4 Northern Cardinals (2m, 2f) at Lamar Community College Woods/

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.
---On February 5 at Lake Pueblo SP, Brandon Percival reported Dunlin.
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)
---On February 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported
Long-tailed Duck.

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420
<(303)%20994-2420>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/10/17 11:41 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prowers and Bent County 10Feb2017
Greetings:

Gary Koehn and I birded in Prowers and Bent Counties, here are the
highlights:

Northern Cardinals 2 male /female near feeder by the library at LCC.. 2
on far south side in the back area of the middle, pinkiish house in the
cul de sac by with a feeder near a cable fence. Also in that residential
area, the Carolina Wren, first heard by Dave Leatherman several weeks ago
remains by the first house on the right as you drive in to the cul de
sac.where it was signing it's "teakeetle song, frequently behind the
owners new-looking fence. Perhaps you can stand on the cue de sac and face
east and hear the bird and not enter any private property, on the concrete
pad going over the river to hear the wren. Several other birds of note seen
while there were 34 cedar waxwings and 1 Lesser Goldfinch.

Today Willow Valley Drive had 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 white breasted
nuthatch. And 1 Lesser Goldfinch. 11 Cedar Waxwing and a singing
Townsend's Solitaire.

Private Property produced a Greater Roadrunner, Cinnamon Teal (3m) , a male
Bufflehead and a Swamp Sparrow in Bent County.

5 Greater Roadrunners were seem at the north west entrance of the Lake
Hasty camp ground. On Lake Hasty there. was a Double-crested Cormorant.
and one on the reservoir side swimming near 11 Great White Pelicans.

We started the day at 53 degrees at 7:30 and ended it at 83 by four. Too
warm for February.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

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Date: 2/10/17 9:54 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
Here is a link to photos of many interspecies friendships:
http://tiny.cc/bkc5iy
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." Euripides

Cheers,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:13:54 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> The Dunlin at McLellen continues to hangout with the Killdeer. This is my
> third trip and each time they have been together. Is their a mutual benefit
> to this relationship? I would think they could both easily find food
> without the other. There are coyotes at the lake. See photo in checklist.
> Maybe 2 pair of eyes are better that one to help alert to danger.
>
> Then there is the Brandt and the Greater White-fronted Goose that seem to
> always be together at the Lone Tree golf club. Certainly there are plenty
> of other geese to sound an alarm.
>
> Maybe it is just a need for companionship. And since their same species is
> not around, they have found another species. Other examples of interspecies
> friendships?
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>
> eBird Checklist – High Line Canal Trail--McLellen Reservoir periphery,
> Colorado – Thu Feb 09, 2017 – 11 species
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34260006
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Date: 2/10/17 1:45 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] First of spring east slope Cinnamon Teal - McClellen Res, Aarapahoe; & Dunlin
The Dunlin and a Killdeer continue together at McClellen Reservoir at the
east end mud flats.

I confirmed that these two birds are indeed friends, actually drinking
buddies, as I saw them hanging out together at a bar.
(sandbar).

I was pleasantly surprised to find two drake Cinnamon Teal, first CO East
Slope reports
to eBird this year.

Joe Roller,
Denver

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Date: 2/10/17 9:12 am
From: Adam Green <adam.green.w...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Great-tailed Grackles Adams Co
I have been seeing a flock of several dozen hanging out around 136th Ave
and I-25 all winter. I only see them every few weeks but have seen them at
Washington and 136th twice (I recorded it on eBird once), at Huron and
136th flying over once, and at 140th and Washington once.

Adam Green
Thornton, CO

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:48:38 AM UTC-7, Dan Stringer wrote:
>
> On Dave Leatherman's reminder that COBirds info is sparse if we see things
> but don't post, and the info is helpful to others when we do post, I'm
> backtracking to say that on Tuesday the 7th there were about
> seven Great-tailed Grackles near Barr Lake, on E 136th just E of I-76
> (Adams Co). I know in the past that they've been seen on the E side of Barr
> Lake in winter, off of Piccadilly Rd, sometimes in large flocks. These few
> birds on the W side stuck me as probable early arrivals.
>
> Per the discussion a year or so ago on the benefit of COBirds, my take is
> this: eBird is invaluable, the data is extremely helpful on many levels.
> But COBirds tells the tale. It's where I really learn a lot.
>
> Dan Stringer
> Larkspur, CO
>

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Date: 2/10/17 7:21 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck Pueblo Co. 2/10
Got out early before the wind and was rewarded with a Long-tailed Duck at
Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County. I don't think one has been seen here
since January 1st. I have looking a lot though.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 2/10/17 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 10, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 10 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Chaffee, Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Chaffee, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
White-winged Dove (*Mesa)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
American White Pelican (Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Las Animas)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas)
Northern Mockingbird (Yuma)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Adams, Chaffee, Kiowa)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On February 7, Dan Stringer reported 7 Great-tailed Grackles on E 136th,
E of I-76 near Barr Lake.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and Libby Megna reported
White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st
cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6, Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan
reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and
David Waltman reported 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On February 4, Gloria
Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal
Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream
from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 6, Josh and rachel Destree reported
Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and
Karen Drozda reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in
Arapahoe County. On February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunlin at
McLellen Reservoir. On February 6, Gwen Moore and Edward Done reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On February 7 at McLellen Reservoir, Diane
Roberts and Pam Zimmer reported Dunlin. On February 9, Mark Minner-Lee and
Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.
---On February 9, Jessi Oberbeck reported BRANT at Pond at 75th and
Wadsworth in Arvada.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area. On February 8, Elyse
Klingener and Robert Winslow reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 6, Dave
Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.
---On February 9, JoAnn Potter Riggle reported 3 White-winged Doves in the
alley east of the 13th and Grand block in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder
across from library, Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f)
and Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.
---On February 5 at Lake Pueblo SP, Brandon Percival reported Dunlin.
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Perciavl reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On February 8 at Hale Ponds, Adam Vesely reported 2 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers and Northern Mockingbird.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420
<(303)%20994-2420>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/9/17 8:34 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
I don't think the term "friendship" (Dunlin and Killdeer) or "dislike"
(Purple Sandpiper and Wilson's Snipe) apply at all. The birds are where
they are/were due to the three basic needs (food, water, shelter) being
satisfied. There was no other habitat nearby that satisfied the needs of
these birds and therefore they were in close proximity to each other. The
"dislike" could just be two species competing for the same resources...the
victor gets the spoils.

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado


On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:13:54 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> The Dunlin at McLellen continues to hangout with the Killdeer. This is my
> third trip and each time they have been together. Is their a mutual benefit
> to this relationship? I would think they could both easily find food
> without the other. There are coyotes at the lake. See photo in checklist.
> Maybe 2 pair of eyes are better that one to help alert to danger.
>
> Then there is the Brandt and the Greater White-fronted Goose that seem to
> always be together at the Lone Tree golf club. Certainly there are plenty
> of other geese to sound an alarm.
>
> Maybe it is just a need for companionship. And since their same species is
> not around, they have found another species. Other examples of interspecies
> friendships?
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>
> eBird Checklist – High Line Canal Trail--McLellen Reservoir periphery,
> Colorado – Thu Feb 09, 2017 – 11 species
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34260006
>

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Date: 2/9/17 8:23 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
I would like to say December's Wilson's Snipe and Purple Sandpiper at
Dillon. However, these birds actually appeared to dislike each other.
Purple Sandpiper chased Wilson's Snipe away when I was there once in late
Dec. To my knowledge, Chatfield's current Trumpeter is a loner with no
friends : (.

Ben Sampson
Centennial

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Date: 2/9/17 6:03 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
The two times I've seen the Dunlin in Pueblo in the last few weeks, it
hasn't been feeding next to other shorebirds (though there are other
shorebirds around, like Killdeer and Spotted Sandpiper).

I don't know if it still around, I haven't looked for it this week,
and no other Pueblo birders have told me, if they have looked for it,
or seen it (most of them saw it on Sunday though). I think it could
still be here. If the wind ever stops, maybe I'll go look again.


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On 2/9/17, Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> wrote:
> The Dunlin at McLellen continues to hangout with the Killdeer. This is my
> third trip and each time they have been together. Is their a mutual benefit
> to this relationship? I would think they could both easily find food
> without the other. There are coyotes at the lake. See photo in checklist.
> Maybe 2 pair of eyes are better that one to help alert to danger.
>
> Then there is the Brandt and the Greater White-fronted Goose that seem to
> always be together at the Lone Tree golf club. Certainly there are plenty
> of other geese to sound an alarm.
>
> Maybe it is just a need for companionship. And since their same species is
> not around, they have found another species. Other examples of interspecies
> friendships?
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>

>

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Date: 2/9/17 12:03 pm
From: Joey Angstman <jangstma27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow Goose Fort Collins Larimer
The Snow Goose on Harmony just West of Lady Moon is back with a small group of Canada/Cackling.

Joey Angstman
Fort Collins

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Date: 2/9/17 10:13 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
The Dunlin at McLellen continues to hangout with the Killdeer. This is my
third trip and each time they have been together. Is their a mutual benefit
to this relationship? I would think they could both easily find food
without the other. There are coyotes at the lake. See photo in checklist.
Maybe 2 pair of eyes are better that one to help alert to danger.

Then there is the Brandt and the Greater White-fronted Goose that seem to
always be together at the Lone Tree golf club. Certainly there are plenty
of other geese to sound an alarm.

Maybe it is just a need for companionship. And since their same species is
not around, they have found another species. Other examples of interspecies
friendships?

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch


eBird Checklist – High Line Canal Trail--McLellen Reservoir periphery,
Colorado – Thu Feb 09, 2017 – 11 species
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34260006

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Date: 2/9/17 7:09 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2/15 Field Trip, Wheatridge Greenbelt with Davis
This outing is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon

*Wheat Ridge Greenbelt with Davis*

Leader: Ray, “Davis”

Wednesday., Feb. 15, 2017; snow date, Thurs., Feb. 16

Free, no limit; questions: 303 823 5332 or

<davis...>

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

The Clear Creek Trail amidst the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, is well known for
exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities for most all of the
wintering waterfowl to be found in the Front Range. These birds will be
resplendent in their glorious breeding plumages in February. This public
area includes lakes, a boardwalk and blind. Passerines and birds of prey
are readily found in the surrounding area.

Meet at the East Boulder Recreation Center at the north east corner of the
parking lots to carpool. This outing is for all skill levels. Bring
binoculars and scopes if you have them. Dress appropriately and be
prepared to walk about 2 miles.

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Date: 2/9/17 6:48 am
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great-tailed Grackles Adams Co
On Dave Leatherman's reminder that COBirds info is sparse if we see things
but don't post, and the info is helpful to others when we do post, I'm
backtracking to say that on Tuesday the 7th there were about
seven Great-tailed Grackles near Barr Lake, on E 136th just E of I-76
(Adams Co). I know in the past that they've been seen on the E side of Barr
Lake in winter, off of Piccadilly Rd, sometimes in large flocks. These few
birds on the W side stuck me as probable early arrivals.

Per the discussion a year or so ago on the benefit of COBirds, my take is
this: eBird is invaluable, the data is extremely helpful on many levels.
But COBirds tells the tale. It's where I really learn a lot.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

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Date: 2/8/17 9:08 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater White-fronted and Snow Goose continue in Morgan County
Two Greater White-fronted Geese and two Snow Geese, one of them a dark morph, continue at Riverside Park, Fort Morgan.

Chuck Hundertmark
303-604-0531


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Date: 2/8/17 3:41 pm
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Subject: [cobirds] Need Help for $1000 Grant for Denver Audubon - Only 5 Minutes of Your Time
Hello all - Can you help with this? See below. It's easy and takes less
than 5 minutes of your time and involves no money on your part.

We are trying to get some support to compete for the Precision Plumbing
“Community Hugs” grant for this month. The grant is $1000 and would go
directly toward the Audubon Society of Greater Denver.

Go to:
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THERE ARE ONLY FOUR FIELDS YOU NEED TO COMPLETE
1. Your name
2. Your email
3. Organization to nominate: Audubon Society of Greater Denver
4. Additional Comments: please add a quick note telling what you have most
enjoyed about Audubon. It could be just one sentence about how you enjoy
watching birds, a field trip, bird banding, educational presentations,
habitat conservation or anything else. It could be, "Audubon helps our
birds."

Precision Plumbing offers this support in the form of a drawing each month.
They typically do the drawing somewhere around the 15th of the month. Each
person can nominate an organization once per month and each nomination is
an additional chance at the drawing. Please feel free to share this with
your friends.

Your email will not be sold or traded by Precision Plumbing. You will get
on their newsletter email list which is sent out quarterly. At the bottom
of that newsletter will be a link to 'unsubscribe' and they actually do
unsubscribe you.

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Date: 2/8/17 12:18 pm
From: modise <modise...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ferruginous hawk - Platte River at Bowles - Arapahoe Cty
This morning at about 10:45, feasting on an unknown fowl on a spit on the north side of Bowles.

Bryan Arnold
Jefferson Cty
5,500'

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Date: 2/8/17 10:04 am
From: Jerome Cech <cechjerome...>
Subject: [cobirds] Adams County South Platte
The rail line is being re built as the new RTD N-Line from Union Station north to Thornton/Nortglenn. To be opened in 2018.

Jerry Cech
Arvada, CO

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Date: 2/8/17 8:05 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater White-fronted Goose [N of Larimer CR 58 W Frontage Rd Along I25, Wellington, Larimer]
Hi all

This nondescript small pond attracts about 1,000+ geese and hundreds of
ducks at times. Today it had lone Greater White-fronted Goose hanging out
with the other geese.

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/home/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Date: 2/8/17 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 8, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 8 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee, *Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Adams, Chaffee, Mesa, Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson,
Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
American White Pelican (Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso, Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas)
American Pipit (Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent)
Great-tailed Grackle (Chaffee, Kiowa)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On February 7, Norm Lewis reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes on South Platte
River near 78th Ave.
---On February 7 at Barr Lake State Park, Lorraine Lanning reported ad
Great Black-backed Gull.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Aurora Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged
Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls. On February 1 at Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported
White-winged Scoter. On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and
Libby Megna reported White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6,
Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and
David Waltman reported 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 31, Tim Ryan
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On February 4,
Gloria Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 6, Josh and rachel Destree
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31 at McLellen
Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker, Mackenzie Goldthwait,
and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at McLellen Reservoir,
Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and Loch reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland Reservoir, Joey Kellner
reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and Karen Drozda reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in Arapahoe County. On
February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On
February 6, Gwen Moore and Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir. On February 7 at McLellen Reservoir, Diane Roberts and Pam
Zimmer reported Dunlin.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 6, Dave
Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new state record if it can be documented and
accepted.
---On February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir. On February 7, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Tundra Swans at
Nucla Domestic Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder
across from library, Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f)
and Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.
---On February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.
---On February 5 at Lake Pueblo SP, Brandon Percival reported Dunlin.
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Perciavl reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420
<(303)%20994-2420>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/7/17 7:38 pm
From: 'Norm Lewis' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Adams County South Platte
Having had an appointment on the north end of town, and finding myself with an extra hour on my hands, I decided to take a quick walk from 78th Ave. north to the water tank along the Platte. My intention was to see if the Barrow's goldeneye might still be about, and to check out whatever else might be present. First, the Barrow's report: there were three, one male and two females. That is the same count I had at this time last winter, and I have to wonder if it might be the same three birds. Interestingly, the two females were associating with a group of female commons, and the male with another group of female commons. Perhaps they have had a falling-out?
Anyway, beyond the Barrow's there was nothing out of the ordinary to report. What I found most interesting was the assemblages. Most of the usual suspects were present: hundreds of gadwall, shovelers and green-winged teal, dozens of pintail and a smattering of mallards. Not a single wigeon in that entire stretch of river. Among divers, there were lots of common goldeneye, quite a few lesser scaup, and one bufflehead. Not a single merganser of any flavor. One pied-billed grebe. The only passerines were two yellow-rumped warblers- no juncos, no song sparrows.
All in all, one of the odder collections of common birds I have encountered in a while.
On a related note, there is now a road across the river at the railroad overpass, with many culverts in a rock dam providing flow for the river. Does anyone know the purpose of this? I wasn't sure if it were a permanent crossing, or just a temporary structure to accommodate some construction project.


Norm Lewis
Lakewood, CO


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Date: 2/7/17 10:39 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] INTERLUDES WITH NATURES FIELD TRIPS
*Brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.* This popular series of field
trips features the very best leaders taking participants to special
places. It is a major fundraiser for BCAS and the proceeds send budding
teen naturalists to either the superb National Audubon Society's Hog Island
Field Camp or to the American Birding Association's, Rocky Mountain
National Park Birding Camp. This year we have awarded 3 scholarships to
outstanding youth.

We are requiring full payment within 8 days of emailing me for a
reservation: <piombino.pam...> If I do not receive payment within
the 8 days, your name will be put on the Wait List. If you have to cancel,
there will be a $20.00 fee imposed. If you cancel less than three weeks
before the event, the money will only be refunded if the spot can be
filled, but there will still be a $20.00 fee. Please consider it a donation
for the fine work that Boulder County Audubon does and how much work it is
to arrange these trips and keep track of the attendees. Once you make a
reservation, *please, please get the pertinent information on your calendar*
to keep track of which trip(s) you have asked to participate in.


>
> *“Interludes With Nature”: 2017*
>
>
>
>
>
> *Oh, Those Odes!! Dragonflies, That Is*
>
> *Ann Cooper and John Barr*
>
>
>
> *Date: Friday, July 28 2017*
>
> *4 SPOTS LEFT: Limited to 8 people*
>
> *Donation: $40 per person*
>
>
>
> Dragonflies of the Order Odonata, are becoming ever more popular for study
> and viewing. These exquisite creatures delight us with their shimmering
> colors and dancing flights. Join our local experts, Ann and John, for a
> relaxing, slow-paced ramble around Sawhill and Walden Ponds or perhaps
> Pella Crossing. The end of July is at the height of the dragonfly season,
> with overlap between early and late season species. Expect to see many
> different families including damsels, spreadwings, darners, dashers,
> pondhawks, skimmers and meadowhawks. We might even get lucky and be graced
> by a clubtail or snaketail.
>
>
>
> BCAS will provide a continental breakfast to begin this outing. Ann is
> the author of *Dragonflies of the Colorado Front Range.* John is a great
> naturalist and renown fly fisherman, particularly when it comes to
> anything aquatic. Bring your camera!
>
>
>
>
>
> *Banding Baby Barn Owls*
>
> *Scott Rashid*
>
>
>
> *Date: Evening, Late June to early July*
>
> *FULL, WAIT LIST CLOSED, Limited to 10 people *
>
> *Donation: $60.00*
>
>
>
> Back by popular demand: Three years ago, Scott Rashid of the Center for
> Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, (CARRI), embarked on an
> experiment. Would there be more Barn Owls in Boulder County if there were
> more breeding cavities? With grants from Boulder County Audubon, Scott
> began installing nest boxes on private properties in northern Boulder
> County. Many folks were enchanted when he installed a web cam in one of
> them to document the owls raising their broods. In 2016, over 20 babies
> were banded.
>
>
>
> Join us again in 2017 to watch Scott and his crew band the brood from one
> of these sites. Scott will talk about the biology of this enigmatic bird
> and where some of his bands have been recovered. You will have charming
> photo ops. Scott is also the author of *Small Mountain Owls*, *The Great
> Horned Owl, an In-Depth Study and Northern Goshawk, The Gray Ghost*.
> Stay for dinner and drinks provided by BCAS.
>
>
>
>

> *A Bird In The Hand*
>
> *Alison Holloran*
>
>

> *Date: June 10-11, 2017*
>
> *3 SPOTS LEFT: Limited to 15 people*
>
> *Donation: $80 per person*
>
>
>
> Join Alison Holloran, Executive Director of Audubon Rockies and a research
> scientist for this outstanding weekend filled with birds and beautiful
> natural areas. Heading north on Saturday, you will first stop at Soapstone
> Prairie, an exceptional prairie preserve on the border of Wyoming. On
> Sunday, you will leave the hotel for an early morning visit to a private
> ranch along the Little Laramie River that hosts the Laramie Bird Banding
> Station. There, you will have the opportunity to hold, “a bird in the
> hand”. If you have never had a chance to intimately experience bird
> banding, we know you will be charmed. Alison will talk about the reasons
> to band, the cautions taken and what data is being gleaned from recoveries.
>
>
>
> Boulder County Audubon will provide a gourmet picnic lunch while at
> Soapstone Prairie. You will be responsible for your hotel on Saturday
> night and all other meals. We will be staying at the Best Westerm Inn,
> Laramie, where a double is $98. Limited to 15 at $80 per person.
>
>
>
>

> *Rare Species of the Boulder Grasslands*
>
> * and Ponderosa Pine Savanna*.
>
> *Scott Severs*
>
> *Date: July 2, 2017*
>
> *2 SPOTS LEFT: Limited to 10 people*
>
> *Donation: $40 per person*
>
>
>
> Boulder County has, for the most part, done an exceptional job conserving
> habitat and protecting, “species of special concern”. Still, despite their
> sincere efforts, many species obligate to certain habitats are losing
> ground as the years pass.
>
>
>
> Join Scott Severs, one of Boulder’s best all-round naturalists, to look
> for some of these animals and explore their natural history and what we
> might do to assure their long term survival. While exploring Boulder
> County's endangered prairies and ponderosa pine savanna, we will look for
> birds such as the Lark Bunting, Lewis’s Woodpecker and Burrowing Owl, and
> mammals such as the Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel. If you have never seen
> a Milk Snake, you will be amazed by its colorful beauty. You will also
> look for Skippers, a diminutive family of butterflies, some of whom are
> imperiled.
>
>
>
> Limited to 10 people in three cars. Scott is a biologist and gifted
> teacher, with extensive knowledge of all things natural. A continental
> breakfast will start your day in the field. *$40 per person. *
>
>
>
> *April Love On A Lek:*
>
> *Greater Prairie Chickens*
>
> *John Vanderpoel*
>
>
>
> *Date: April 8-9*
>
> *FULL, WILL TAKE 2 ON A WAIT LIST: Limited to 10 people in 3 vehicles*
>
> *Donation: $90.00*
>
>
>
> Join one of this Country’s best known and most accomplished birdwatchers
> and naturalists, John Vanderpoel, for a weekend of prairie perambulation.
> You will visit a private cattle ranch which is a model for the Greater
> Prairie Chicken conservation with several active leks. This is an elusive
> bird that is best seen in the spring during courting and, “booming”.
>
>
>
> We will leave Boulder on the morning of the 8th, birding along the
> route. Later we will meet the ranch owner who will show us which lek we
> will visit early the next morning. After viewing the Prairie Chicken’s
> wonderful mating rituals, we will return to our hotel in Wray for breakfast
> and then wend our way back to Boulder visiting hot spots along the route.
>
>
>
> BCAS will serve a gourmet lunch on Friday afternoon. You are responsible
> for the other meals and for your hotel, which will be at the only lodging
> in Wray, CO, the Cobblestone Inn and Suites, approximately $100.
>
>
>
>
>
> *Same Creek: Infinitely More Beautiful*
>
> *Ted Floyd*
>
> *Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017*
>
> *FULL, WILL TAKE 3 ON WAIT LIST: Limited to 10 people in three cars*
>
> *Donation: $60 per person*
>
>
>
> The Wyoming Hereford Ranch, just over the Colorado state line, is one of
> our region's premier stopover sites for migrating birds. One goes there in
> spring actually expecting, not just praying, for rarities. Crow Creek--the
> same Crow Creek out by Briggsdale--flows through the ranch and provides
> life-support for all the migrants. The natural setting at the ranch is
> incomparable: If you know Crow Creek at Briggsdale, let's just say you'll
> be amazed at the lushness, verdure, and general beauty here.
>
>
>
> Join Ted Floyd, Editor of the American Birding Association’s *Birding*
> Magazine, for a full day exploration of this lovely area during the
> height of spring migration. Ted is well known for his boundless
> enthusiasm, deep knowledge of all things avian and incredible birding ears.
>
>
>
> *A Visit To The Butcher’s Shop*
>
> *David Leatherman*
>
>
>
> *Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017*
>
> *4 SPOTS LEFT: Limited to 10 people in 3 cars*
>
> *Donation: $60 per person*
>
>
>
> Butcher’s Shop? Be prepared to enter the fascinating and often macabre
> world of the Loggerhead Shrike. This plains denizen, is also known as the,
> “butcher bird” for its habit of impaling prey on twigs, barbed wire or
> thorns. Indeed anything sharp enough will suffice because although this
> species has a classic raptorial bill, it lacks grasping talons to secure
> its prey.
>
>
>
> Dave, a retired Colorado Forest Service entomologist, is a superb observer
> and another great all-round naturalist in our Interludes series. He has
> found shrike territories in Weld and Larimer Counties that will simply
> amaze you with the variety of insects, reptiles and mammals with which
> these Shrike have stocked their larders. You might find beetles,
> grassphoppers, lizards and birds which have all fallen victim to this
> predacious species. Learn of their natural history and enjoy a day on the
> prairie with an expert. Read more in Dave’s column, *The Hungry Bird* in
> the Colorado Field Ornithologist’s Quarterly, Vol. 49, No.4, Fall 2015,
> available on line.
>
>
>
> BCAS will provide a gourmet lunch. Bring water, cameras and a sense of
> awe.
>
>
>
> *Kansas Odyssey: Cheyenne Bottoms and Quevira *
>


> *National Wildlife Refuges*
>
> *Carl Starace*
>
>
>
> *Date: Fri.-Sun., April 21-23 2017*
>
> *3 SPOTS LEFT: Limited to 11 people in three cars*
>
> *Cost: $100 a person*
>
>
>
> Join us for this long weekend trip to two of the United States most
> breathtaking, vast and productive interior marshes. Cheyenne Bottoms is
> considered the most important shorebird migration stopover, hosting up to
> 90% of the North American waders in this 41,000 acre refuge. You will also
> find many passerines of eastern and western species in the refuge’s
> hardwood forests.
>
>
>
> Quivira, which is 20 miles away, is over 22,000 acres of prairie grass,
> saltwater marshes, sand dunes and timber. Over half a million birds stage
> there during their epic flights north.
>
>
>
> Species to be expected: Ibis and Egrets, Marbled and Hudsonian Godwits,
> most of the Sandpipers including Upland and Stilt, endangered Piping as
> well as American and Golden Plovers, waterfowl and raptors, gulls and
> gallinules. In fact, over 320 species of birds have been documented
> between these two stellar sites.
>
>
>
> You will leave Friday morning from Boulder for the 6.5 hour drive to Great
> Bend, KS. There will be stops along the way for lunch and birding if time
> allows. Carl would like to be at Quivira that evening to witness the
> dramatic return of birds that have been out foraging for the day.
> Saturday, you will spend the day at Cheyenne Bottoms with huge areas to
> explore. Sunday morning, it is back to Quivira, then the return trip.
>
>
>
> You will be responsible for your hotel bill at approximately $80-100 per
> night at the Great Bend Holiday Inn Express, and all meals. Dress
> appropriately for all kinds of weather and wind.
>
>
>
> Carl is a longtime, passionate bird watcher and experienced field trip
> leader, offering seasonal outings all year for Boulder County Audubon.
>
>
>

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Date: 2/7/17 9:32 am
From: Tim Perkins <tim.a.perkins...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Black Rosy-Finch and Sharp-tailed Grouse
Hi Colorado Birders,
I may have an opportunity to tack on some birding during a business trip to Grand Junction later this month and looking for any advice on finding Black Rosy-Finch or Sharp-tailed Grouse. I have searched ebird records and recent posts as a starting point, but would really appreciate any additional local knowledge that anyone may be willing to share. Here is what I have gleaned so far:

Black Rosy-Finch
-has not been reported in the vicinity of Grand Junction on ebird this year, but many sightings in previous years.
-Wildernest (Summit County) looks like a fairly reliable location with some recent sightings.
-Also some recent sightings near Telluride.
-Any reliable locations that are closer to Grand Junction?

Sharp-tailed Grouse
-Looks like Steamboat Springs (Routt) was a good place to look in previous years, but no reports from this year. Is it still worth a try?
-Pawnee National Grassland is probably farther than I am willing to go on this trip.

Thanks in advance for any replies!

Kind regards,
Tim Perkins
tim.a.perkins at gmail.com
Houston, TX

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Date: 2/7/17 8:21 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Juncos, COS, El Paso Co
Hey COBirders,

Nothing rare, but I managed to band the range of Dark-eyed Junco subspecies this morning in my yard: White-winged (FOS), Pink-sided, Oregon, Gray-headed, Slate-colored. Not big numbers, just more diversity than I have seen this season.
Still watching for a first Cassiar/cismontanus this year.

Also banded my first yard Hairy Woodpecker. I used to see them almost daily when I taught on the USAFA by the ponderosas, but have only had 3-4 in my yard, 5 miles S of there, in the last 25 years.

Good birding,
Steve Brown
NW COS, Mountain Shadows


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Date: 2/7/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 7, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, February 7 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Chaffee, *Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Chaffee, Mesa, *Pueblo)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas, *Pueblo)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams,*Arapahoe, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson,
Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Kiowa)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
American White Pelican (Bent, Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso, Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Douglas)
American Pipit (*Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (*Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Bent)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Chaffee, Kiowa)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Aurora Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged
Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls. On February 1 at Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported
White-winged Scoter. On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and
Libby Megna reported White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull. On February 6,
Diane Roberts and Tim Ryan reported White-winged Scoter and Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls. On February 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd and
David Waltman reported 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, 1-st cyc Thayer's Gull.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles. On February 6 at Sands
Lake SWA, Nancy davis reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 10 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 31, Tim Ryan
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On February 4,
Gloria Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream from Kingfisher Bridge. On February 6, Josh and rachel Destree
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31 at McLellen
Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker, Mackenzie Goldthwait,
and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at McLellen Reservoir,
Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and Loch reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland Reservoir, Joey Kellner
reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and Karen Drozda reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in Arapahoe County. On
February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. On
February 6, Gwen Moore and Edward Done reported Dunlin at McLellen
Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On February 6 at outflow channel at base of dam at Chatfield SP, David
Suddjian reported American Pipit.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 6, Dave
Leatherman reported American Woodcock at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new state record if it can be documented and
accepted.
---On February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On February 6, Coen Dexter reported 2 Tundra Swans at Nucla
Domestic Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow. On February 6 at Lamar Community College at feeder
across from library, Janeal Thompson reported 3 Northern Cardinals (2m, 1f)
and Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.
---On February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.
---On February 5 at Lake Pueblo SP, Brandon Percival reported Dunlin.
---On February 6 on Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Perciavl reported 4
Barrow's Goldeneyes (2m, 2f)

WELD COUNTY:
---On February 6 in LaSalle on CR 27, Loch Kilpatrick reported Greater
Yellowlegs.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420
<(303)%20994-2420>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/6/17 8:51 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prowers County Birds 5-6 February 2017
Yesterday, I went to Lamar Community College and today I took a short trip
to Northgate Park, Thurston and east along CR TT then south on CR 13 to
Highway 196 with my main goal today being Golden Eagles on the highline
poles; with no sighting of them, however.

Yesterday, at the LCC feeder across from the library, I saw 3 Northern
Cardinals, 2 males, 1 female; 1 Lincoln Sparrow and 1 Cedar Waxwing. Other
birds in no particular order were: 1 Song Sparrow, several White-crowned
Sparrows, 2 Downy Woodpeckers, a few House Finches, 5 Northern Flickers,
one being an interesting intergrade. Also, the usual plethora of European
Starlings, Red-winged Blackbirds, Rock Pigeons, American Robins and
Dark-eyed Juncos.

Northgate Park hosted 2 Redheads, 4 Common Mergansers, 2 Common Goldeneyes,
and 8 Canada Geese, 1 Great Blue Heron and 1 Northern Harrier. There was
no waterfowl at Thurston as the lake had a thin, unbroken sheet of ice on
it with only the shoreline being open. I must say, two distant, forlorn,
unanchored decoys in two locations had me going for a while. The hawks seen
today on my trip north and east were: 2 Rough-legged Hawks, 2 Ferruginous
Hawks, and the others red-taileds, harriers and kestrels. On a side note,
we could sure use some moisture down this way.

My yard is pretty quietm just a couple of Yellow-rumped Warblers,
White-winged Doves, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a White-breasted Nuthatch and
the more common visitors.

This report was prompted by reading Dave Leatherman's report on the
American Woodcock and his mention that reports of it were "woefully"
lacking. I know my report isn't terribly exciting, but I will try to do
better in posting to CoBirds when I do go birding because it is a valuable
asset to the birding community and I thank those who take the time to post
reports here even though I/we can use eBird and often do--remember some
great birders don't.
*Also, a big thanks to Joyce Takamine for taking the time to post the Rare
Bird Report daily, not an easy job to be sure. *
Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

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Date: 2/6/17 8:50 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] One less Ring-billed in the world
All was pretty peaceful at Hine Lake in Robert A. Easton Memorial Park in
JeffCo this morning until a *Prairie Falcon* appeared out of nowhere,
stopping from on high and slamming into a 1st cycle *Ring-billed Gull*.
Poof! It landed with the gull on the lake's remnant of ice for a minute or
so, and then lifted up and carried it off with some effort to the
northwest. A pair of *Greater Scaup *watched it all.

A *Say's Phoebe* was at the south margin of Sledding Hill Park near Kipling
x Ken Caryl.

An *American Pipit* was along the South Platte near the exit from Chatfield
Dam. A 1st cycle *Lesser Black-backed Gull* was flying around near the
Chatfield Swim Beach. The reservoir had hardly any birds at all.

On the shifting season's theme, I've been enjoying seeing male *Red-winged
Blackbirds* arrayed atop cattail stems, singing over their still beaten
down marsh patches. Today near South Valley Park I heard my first songs
from *Spotted Towhees* for this season. *Northern Saw-whet Owls* are doing
a lot of calling lately.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 2/6/17 5:38 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (Larimer) on 6February2017
On my second try in 2017, I was shown the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area today. My first visit was 26Jan and after a thorough check of all places anyone had ever seen a woodcock over the last three years, pretty much assumed the bird(s) had departed. Then several reports of the woodcock followed. I tried again today. I arrived at 10:30 and over the next three hours was joined by three experienced observers. We all knew what to look for, where to look for it, had availed ourselves of the latest eBird intel (I gotta say reports have been woefully lacking on COBIRDS), and were rewarded with absolutely zilch. Two birders from Loveland arrived, Ms. Edgar and Ms. Robbins, and boom, Ms. Robbins finds the bird in plain sight across the ditch south of Ranger Carl's house in less than 5 minutes of searching (at about 2:30pm)! Thank you Ms. Robbins. While we observed the bird sleep beak-under-wing, a fourth birder, Ms. Hillary, arrived. The four of us watched, took branch-obstructed photos, and marveled at how cryptic woodcocks are. On cue, the bird woke up, did a little circular, 2-3-foot rumba thru the underbrush, sat down and essentially melted into the leaves, becoming totally invisible.


All this is a long-winged way of saying: 1) at least one American Woodcock is still present, 2) no visit is a guarantee the bird will show itself, 3) there is strength in numbers when it comes to searching for a woodcock, and, lastly, 4) it is an amazing species in all respects. It frequents a fairly big area but to my knowledge, most all recent sightings have come from the stretch of Buffam Creek that runs just east of the road that runs north from the east end of the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area parking lot. Ranger Carl's home is just north of the parking lot, first house on the left. The stretch of creek just e of Carl's house has been good. Today, a bit south of his house, it was 5 feet uphill from the creek. Many sightings have come from the creek bed just north of his house. In year's past, and occasionally this year, the woodcock also has been found along Buffam Creek "just around the corner" where it runs on the north side of the road which leads into Bobcat Ridge from 27Road.


To everybody, especially David, Tom and Kathy who paid their dues but had to leave due to obligations, if you have the chance to try again, good luck.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 2/6/17 5:23 pm
From: 'j.d. birchmeier' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Early Sandhill Crane, Boulder County
Actually, over the line in the northwest corner of Union Reservoir on the mud flats.  One solo, hanging out with a half thousand Can/Cacks.   Why bother traveling to south Colorado?
Also, the Bald Eagle pair on Hygiene Road west of Longmont are carrying sticks in to repair the nest.   LOVE by Valentine's Day?
J.D.(Birch) BirchmeierLongmont, Boulder County

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Date: 2/6/17 1:32 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eagles and Geese
I went to Timnath Reservoir this noon to check on the goose flock
that has been continuing. The contingent of geese (8000-12000)
included 3 Snow geese (all blue phase), 2 Greater White Fronted
Geese, and 2 Ross Geese. Attending the flock were 13 Bald Eagles.
In addition there were thousands of Mallards that included a
sprinkling of Northern Pintails and Common Goldeneyes along
with a few Common Mergansers.

Timnath Reservoir is located northeast of Timnath, Colorado, off
of Larimer County Road 40 (Buss Grove Road).

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 2/6/17 1:26 pm
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ross's Goose [F St, Greeley, Weld]
Hi all

Three Ross's Goose along F St east of 35th Avenue. The "10 billion geese"
at O St pond west of 35th Avenue did not have any non-Cackling, Canada that
I could discern--always fun to look through though.

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/home/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.club/

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Date: 2/6/17 12:03 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo birds 2/5
Pueblo highlights on 5 Feb 2017:

Lake Pueblo State Park:
Dunlin - 1 (seen by many) -- likely the same bird found back on 21-22 January
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 -- first found on 1 December
Killdeer - 2
Bald Eagle - 1 adult

Pueblo City Park:
Ross's Goose - 1 (has been around)

Arkansas River in Pueblo:
Barrow's Goldeneye - 4 (2 males, 2 females, 1 imm. male) -- (they have
been around)
Wilson's Snipe - 1

Four species of shorebirds in early February is pretty good.

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Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 2/6/17 11:47 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder County varia: Great Black-backed Gull, etc.
Hey, everybody. Some notes from around Boulder County, these past 10 days:

Today, Mon., Feb. 6, Boulder Reservoir. 1 first-cycle *great black-backed
gull,* 1 first-cycle *lesser black-backed gull,* 1 first-cycle *Thayer
gull,* 9 *bald eagles* all in one tree, and at least 3 eagles elsewhere
around the Rez.

Sun., Feb. 5, Hecla Lake; with Andrew Floyd. 1 female *wood duck,* 1
singing *mourning dove.*

Sun., Feb. 5, Boulder Reservoir. 1 *greater white-fronted goose,* gazillions
of "white-cheeked geese," 2 l*esser black-backed gulls* (1 third-cycle, 1
second- or third-cycle). Also thought I heard a Say phoebe, but it was
distant, and I never got a visual on it.

Sat., Feb. 4, Walden Ponds; with Peter Burke. 1 *eastern screech-owl*
whinnying along the creek, 1 adult *lesser black-backed gull* at Cottonwood
Marsh.

Fri., Feb. 3, Greenlee Preserve. 1 *golden eagle.*

Thurs., Feb. 2, Greenlee Preserve. 1 *ruby-crowned kinglet.*

Wed., Feb. 1, Boulder Creek at Arapahoe Avenue & Foothills Parkway. 2
ridiculously cooperative *American dippers.*

Sun., Jan., 29, Hecla Lake; with Andrew Floyd. The mother of all *bushtit*
flocks.

Sat., Jan. 28, Greenlee Preserve; with Allan Burns. 1 *killdeer.*

Thurs., Jan. 26, Valmont Reservoir; with Hannah Floyd. 2 adult *lesser
black-backed gulls.*

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 2/6/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 6, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 6 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas, *Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, *Chaffee, *Montrose)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Chaffee, *Mesa)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Arapahoe, *Douglas)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson,
Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Kiowa)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
American White Pelican (*Bent, *Larimer)
Turkey Vulture (Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso, Las Animas)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (*Douglas)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (*Bent, *Kiowa, Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Prowers)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Bent)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Chaffee, *Kiowa)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Aurora Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged
Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls. On February 1 at Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported
White-winged Scoter. On February 5 at Aurora Reservoir, Mike McCloy and
Libby Megna reported White-winged Scoter, Thayer's Gull, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and 1-st cyc Great Black-backed Gull.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BENT COUNTY:
---On February 5 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 9
American White Pelicans, 20 Lapland Longspurs, and EASTERN (Lilian's)
MEADOWLARK.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On February 5 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported 2 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported 7
Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On February 5 at CR 163 pond, Christian Hagenlocher reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 31, Tim Ryan
reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On February 4,
Gloria Nikolai and Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream from Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31 at McLellen
Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker, Mackenzie Goldthwait,
and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at McLellen Reservoir,
Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and Loch reported Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland Reservoir, Joey Kellner
reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and Karen Drozda reported
Dunlin at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in Arapahoe County. On
February 5, Ginny Bergstrom reported Dunline at McLellen Reservoir.
---On February 5 at Plum Creek Delta in Chatfield SP, Matt Crooks reported
Sage Thrasher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On February 4, Holden Maxfield
reported BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On February 5 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On February 5 in town of Eads, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Great-tailed
Grackles.
---On February 5 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Red-throated Loon and 3 Lapland Longspurs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren. On February 5, Nancy Davis
reported Pacific Wren in Huck Finn Pond area.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported American
Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and Barbara
Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 5, Lori
Zabel reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On February 5 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Robert
Beauchamp reported American White Pelican.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new state record if it can be documented and
accepted.
---On February 5 at CR 46.0 W of CR 42, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 8
Lewis's Woodpecker in bottomland with many large Cottonwoods.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans. On Fe bruary 5 at James M Robb Colorado River
SP, 34 Road, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2
Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.
---On February 4 at Nucla City reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 2 Tundra
Swans.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.
---On February 5 at Pueblo Reservoir, Tim Leppek reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 11 will be to Delaney Community
Farm led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420). This trip
is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 12 will be Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303=941-4881). Meet
at 0900 at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek Sp. From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir. Sate Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. Register online or contact
leader.


Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/5/17 9:02 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo Dunlin refound 2/5
The Pueblo Dunlin, that was seen two weeks ago has been found again. Seen
this morning, so it isn't the one from Denver as expected.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 2/5/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 5, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 5 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Swan Species (Montrose)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas, *Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (*Boulder)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe, *Douglas)
Least Sandpiper (Otero)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
Turkey Vulture (Boulder, Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Black Phoebe (*Mesa)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Pacific Wren (La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, *Conejos, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, *Conejos, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, *Conejos, La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (*Prowers)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and John Drummond
reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND GULL, 6 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great
Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora Reservoir,
Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn Walbek, and
Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, On January 31 at Aurora
Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew
Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On February 1 at
Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported White-winged Scoter.
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.
---On February 4 at McLellen Reservoir, Ben Sampson and many other birders
reported Dunlin. McLellen is in both Arapahoe and Douglas County, but
mostly in Arapahoe. Only the SE portion of McLellen is in Douglas.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.
---On February 4 at Hecla Lake in Louisville, Steve Frye reported f Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On February 3, John Rawinski reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
at Hostettlers on south Gunbarrel (CR 15). Go one mile past end of
pavement on east side of road.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park. On February 4, Chuck Hundertmark reported imm Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at Washington Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On January 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On February 4, Gloria Nikolai and
Christian Nune reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan
Road and Hugh Kingery reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from Kingfisher
Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McLellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McLellen Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker, Mackenzie
Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at McLellen
Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and Loch
reported Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland Reservoir,
Joey Kellner reported Dunlin. On February 4, Ben Sampson and Karen Drozda
reported Dunlin
at McLellen Reservoir. McLellen is mostly in Arapahoe County.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Golf Course. On February 4, Holden Maxfield reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Golf Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.
---On February 4 at Catfish Flats at Chatfield SP, Doug Kibbe and MacKenzie
Goldthwait reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatcher Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA. On February 4, Mark Minner-Lee and
Barbara Webb reported American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new
state record if it can be documented and accepted.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

MESA COUNTY:
---On February 4 at James M Robb Colorado River SP, 34 Road, Carol Ortenzio
reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.
---On February 4 at 32 1/4 Rd Ponds east of sewage treatment plant in
Clifton, Brett Walker reported Black Phoebe.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/4/17 6:37 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continues at Washington Park, Denver
Pat O’Driscoll and I visited Washington Park this morning to scout a Denver Field Ornithologists project to monitor nesting colonial waterbirds. We stopped at the grove of conifers where the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has been previously seen. After a few minutes of scouring tree trunks, Pat spotted the sapsucker about 2/3 of the way up a large pine. The bird gave us intermittent looks as it probed the bark and frequently scooted behind a branch or around the trunk.

Smith Lake hosted about 5 Hooded Mergansers swimming among the shovelers and white-cheeked geese.

A European Starling in gaudy breeding plumage was singing persistently on a branch stump that probably contained a cozy cavity.

Chuck Hundertmark
303-604-0531

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Date: 2/4/17 3:32 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Peregrine & others - Douglas

Urling & I just watched a Peregrine Falcon flap across the field below our house and land in the scrub oak patch that holds our bird feeders. It stayed there maybe 5 minutes and then flew on north. We saw it while walking in the field (probably would have missed it otherwise) so we didn't see how the feeder birds reacted. When I got back to the house, the feeders had no customers, though I could hear a White-breasted Nuthatch making its "pity pity pity" call.

Our feeders have lots of customers -- during the really cold days juncos topped at 66, with other top counts of 11 Am. Tree Sparrows and 11 Spotted Towhees, 41 Red-winged Blackbirds (they don't seem to stay very long), and 1-5 of most other common species. About every other night Urling hears a N. Saw-whet Owl calling but when I go out it shuts up; I have heard it two nights only.

Other raptors include one or two regular Red-tailed Hawks, a Rough-legged Hawk (usually near Willow Lake Drive & Castlewood Canyon Road) that we haven't seen now for 2 weeks, and occasional Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned, and Cooper's Hawks.

We've monitored a Northern Mockingbird that has spent the winter, so far, in a neighbor's yard which has lots of patches of Three-leafed Sumac (a/k/a Skunkbush a/k/a Rhus trilobata. The sumac has lots of "griggles" -- i.e., dried berries that the mockingbird seems to like -- as do a couple of Townsend's Solitaires.

In the mockingbird's territory Urling spotted 3 Eastern Bluebirds Jan. 25, but they didn't stick around. I need to get a camera.






Hugh Kingery
Franktown, CO

* Griggles: small apples left on a tree. I think we can apply it to the sumac berries too.
Source: Robert Macfarlane, quoted in High Country News. His book offers some other useful terms for bird habitat:
cowbelly: the fine mud that collects on the edges of slow-moving streams;
daddock: dead wood;
spronky: having many roots.
And he laments that the Oxford Junior dictionary deleted willow, acorn, & buttercup.

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Date: 2/4/17 3:01 pm
From: T Pheneger <tpheneger...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater white fronted goose at Dodd Res
Currently veiwing a Greater White Fronted Goose, on the west side of Dodd
resivior.
As well as a swamp sparrow.

Luke Pheneger
Longmont,Colorado
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Date: 2/4/17 1:19 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Jack Reddall
Hello everybody,

As part of a professional development project I am pursuing at work (at
CU-Boulder), I have been assigned to create a radio story or podcast. For
my topic, I am thinking of doing a profile of legendary Colorado birder
Jack Reddall. I would like to interview several people who knew or worked
with Jack and can tell some stories about him. If you knew Jack and are
willing to tell some stories, please contact me off list.

A couple of things to note:

- This is just a practice story and the finished product is most likely
never going to be heard by anyone except a few students and colleagues of
mine.
- All interviews will have to take place sometime in the next week.
- I'm trying to set up a system that will allow me to record phone
interviews, but I haven't managed a satisfactory result yet, so the
interview might have to be in person.

If you are interested, please email me. Many thanks in advance.

Nathan

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder, CO

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Date: 2/4/17 12:07 pm
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trinidad - no flycatcher


Hi Everyone,
I spent some time this morning 2/4 in Trinidad, along US 160 centered on MP 345, around the sewage treatment plant, and in the woods around the landfill. The sewage treatment plant had magpies, flicker, house finches, and juncos. US 160 was close to birdless. The landfill had a flock of 100 pinyon jays, several Juniper Titmice, and some singing Townsend's Solitaires. No sign of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
Mark Miller Longmont, CO 
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Date: 2/4/17 11:22 am
From: <hmmaxfield01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant at Indian Tree Golf Course


The Brant continues at Indian Tree Golf Course, seen today flying in to
land on the pond along Wadsworth Blvd. at around 10:30 am. It was viewed
sitting on the ice next to the continuing Greater White-fronted Goose.

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Date: 2/4/17 7:58 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] First Sandhill Cranes in San Luis Valley

As I was heading for some ice fishing on the east side of the Valley
yesterday, I spotted 4 Sandhill Cranes near Fort Garland (Costilla County).
This is an area that was recently declared an emergency due to deep and
drifting snow. These birds would fare better on the west side, where snows
are deep, but not quite as deep.

There are at least 300 Rosy-finches of 3 kinds at Hostettlers on the south
Gunbarrel (Co Hwy 15) (Conejos County). She does not mind birders stopping
and taking a look. Go one mile past the end of the pavement and it's on the
east side of the road.

Finally had a report of Rock Wren near Lobatos Bridge, Conejos County. I
hope to check it out. It would be a first winter record for the species in
the SLV.

Finally getting a bit of a thaw down here. Things about to get muddy!

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 2/4/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 4, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, February 4 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Swan Species (Montrose)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (*Douglas)
Least Sandpiper (Otero)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
Turkey Vulture (Boulder, Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Pacific Wren (*La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, *La Plata, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Lincoln's Sparrow (*Prowers)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and John Drummond
reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND GULL, 6 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great
Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora Reservoir,
Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn Walbek, and
Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, On January 31 at Aurora
Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew
Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On February 1 at
Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported White-winged Scoter.
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On January 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McLellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McLellend Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at
McLellend Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and
Loch reported Lesser Black-backed Gull. On February 3 at McLelland
Reservoir, Joey Kellner reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Gold Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatcher Area. On February 3 at Durango Fish
Hatchery, Vic Zerbi reported Pacific Wren.
---On February 3 on Rd 124, Vic Zerbi reported Brown-capped Rosy-Finches at
feeders.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new
state record if it can be documented and accepted.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On February 3 at Lamar Community College Woods, Jane Stulp reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/3/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 3, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 2 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Swan Species (*Montrose)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (Douglas)
Least Sandpiper (Otero)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
Turkey Vulture (Boulder, Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Juniper Titmouse (Pueblo)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Pacific Wren (*La Plata)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and John Drummond
reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND GULL, 6 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great
Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora Reservoir,
Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn Walbek, and
Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, On January 31 at Aurora
Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew
Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On February 1 at
Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported White-winged Scoter.
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On January 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McClellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McClellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McClellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McClellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McClellend Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at
McClellend Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and
Loch reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Gold Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On February 2, Ryan Votta reported Pacific Wren at Animas River
Trail/Huck Finn Pond and Hatcher Area.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new
state record if it can be documented and accepted.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On February 2, Coen Dexter reported 2 swans (ad, juv) at Nucla City
Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/2/17 2:24 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
How about another guess: Trinidad and Tobago are just off the coast of
Venezuela. Lots of fork-tails. I saw 300 at one time in Venezuela.
Therefore...perhaps the post for the island of Trinidad mistakenly was
placed in Colorado, during someone's listing?

If it is indeed in Trinidad,CO, let us know...I still need it for ABA!

Karl Stecher
Centennial




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From: "Chris Rurik" <chrisrurik...>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:30 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
I should have been more clear. This is an UNCONFIRMED sighting.
IF it is a fork-tailed flycatcher, it would be a first state record (I
think).
Chris Rurik
Westminster CO

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:28:50 AM UTC-7, Chris Rurik wrote: Hot
off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in
Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.
Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.

Does anyone have any more information?

Thanks,
Chris Rurik
Westminster CO

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Date: 2/2/17 12:48 pm
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Greetings all -

This morning I contacted Nancy Leonard with regards to her Fork-tailed
Flycatcher eBird sighting.

I received the following response a little bit ago:

"Oh how I wish I could have taken a photo! The location as near as I can
tell you was just as we entered the entrance ramp to hwy 25 from 350 in
Trinidad. The bird flew in front of our car and to the right and landed in
a shrubby area. We were in traffic and could not stop safely. The bird was
slight in build and had almost identical markings to an eastern kingbird.
Before it landed, it spread its tail feathers into a wide vee. It did not
exhibit, at least for me to see, the heaviness of a magpie nor the bold
coloring of a magpie. In addition, the length of the tail was much longer
than the length of the body."

Good birding,
Kathy Mihm Dunning,
Denver CO

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Date: 2/2/17 11:41 am
From: Gary Faust - Lisa Edwards <lagh2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...><mailto:<carlbendorf...>>
Subject: Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
Date: February 2, 2017 at 11:06:16 AM MST
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>>


Here is a link to the original eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34102723

Carl Bendorf
Longmont
Colorado Birding Adventures<http://www.coloradobirdingadventures.com>

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:28:50 AM UTC-7, Chris Rurik wrote:
Hot off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.

Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.

Does anyone have any more information?

Thanks,
Chris Rurik
Westminster CO

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Date: 2/2/17 7:51 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
IF it is confirmed to be a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, it would be the first
United States
record ever for February, away from the Gulf Coast.
The only January eBird record ever is from central Arkansas, once in 1995.

Interesting if true.

Joe Roller, Denver




On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Kathy and Jeff Dunning <
<mihmdunning...> wrote:

> Yes, *IF* it is a Fork-tailed Fly, it would be a first state record.
>
> Kathy Mihm Dunning
> Denver
>
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> wrote:
>
>> I should have been more clear. This is an UNCONFIRMED sighting.
>>
>> IF it is a fork-tailed flycatcher, it would be a first state record (I
>> think).
>>
>> Chris Rurik
>> Westminster CO
>>
>> On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:28:50 AM UTC-7, Chris Rurik wrote:
>>>
>>> Hot off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher
>>> in Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.
>>>
>>> Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have any more information?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Chris Rurik
>>> Westminster CO
>>>
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Date: 2/2/17 7:10 am
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
Yes, *IF* it is a Fork-tailed Fly, it would be a first state record.

Kathy Mihm Dunning
Denver

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> wrote:

> I should have been more clear. This is an UNCONFIRMED sighting.
>
> IF it is a fork-tailed flycatcher, it would be a first state record (I
> think).
>
> Chris Rurik
> Westminster CO
>
> On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:28:50 AM UTC-7, Chris Rurik wrote:
>>
>> Hot off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in
>> Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.
>>
>> Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.
>>
>> Does anyone have any more information?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Rurik
>> Westminster CO
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Date: 2/2/17 7:01 am
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
I should have been more clear. This is an UNCONFIRMED sighting.

IF it is a fork-tailed flycatcher, it would be a first state record (I
think).

Chris Rurik
Westminster CO

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:28:50 AM UTC-7, Chris Rurik wrote:
>
> Hot off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in
> Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.
>
> Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.
>
> Does anyone have any more information?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris Rurik
> Westminster CO
>

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Date: 2/2/17 6:28 am
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...>
Subject: [cobirds] eBird report of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Trinidad
Hot off the wire, an eBird rare bird alert of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in
Trinidad (Las Animas County) yesterday at 2:15.

Thought I'd let those who are not signed up for the alerts know.

Does anyone have any more information?

Thanks,
Chris Rurik
Westminster CO

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Date: 2/2/17 5:45 am
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Subject: [cobirds] Mount Evans and Weasel - ASGD Master Birder Program


On our first Audubon Master Birder field trip (August 2015), our class went
to Mount Evans to study Rosy Finches and American Pipits. We listened to
the Pipits and watched them bob up and down along the shoreline of Summit
Lake. The Rosy Finches landed on the nearby snow fields. The highlight
wasn’t a bird though. A weasel showed up carrying a vole. You never know
what you will see on these trips.



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Date: 2/2/17 3:31 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 2, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 2 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (*Douglas)
Least Sandpiper (Otero)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, *Douglas, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe)
Turkey Vulture (Boulder, Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (El Paso)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver)
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (*Las Animas)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Juniper Titmouse (*Pueblo)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Winter Wren (*El Paso)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and John Drummond
reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND GULL, 6 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great
Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora Reservoir,
Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn Walbek, and
Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, On January 31 at Aurora
Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Mew
Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. On February 1 at
Aurora Reservoir, Bob Righter reported White-winged Scoter.
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On January 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McClellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McClellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McClellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McClellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McClellend Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin. On February 1 at
McClellend Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Mary O'Connor reported Dunlin and
Loch reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.
---On February 1 at Sinton Pond, David Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Gold Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.
---On February 1 at Emil Schneider Park in Arvada, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported BRANT.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On February 1 in Trinidad, Nancy Leonard reported a possible FORK-TAILED
FLYCATCHER. This would be a new
state record if it can be documented and accepted.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 28, Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at
Pueblo Reservoir. On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen
Moore reported Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 31, Gwen Moore found 4 Juniper Titmice at Pueblo Reservoir.
On February 1, Brandon Percival reported 2 Juniper Titmice on North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 2/1/17 8:05 pm
From: Brandon Percival <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo birds recently
Not much new to report from Pueblo recently.

Gwen Moore found four Juniper Titmice yesterday at Pueblo Reservoir, and I
was happy to see a couple of them today. They are around North Picnic
Road/Juniper Breaks Campground on the North side of Pueblo Reservoir.
Thanks to Gwen for letting me about them, I hadn't seen one around the
Reservoir for a few years.

I stopped by Pueblo City Park, yesterday afternoon before basketball games
in town. The best birds were a Greater White-fronted Goose and a Ross's
Goose at pond in the middle of the park. I found some little birds in NE
portion of park. A bunch of Cedar Waxwings were there were fun to see.

The only day I have really looked at the water at Pueblo Reservoir lately
was on Saturday, during an Aiken Audubon trip. We saw eight Common Loons,
which was one more than I had seen earlier in January. Both a Clark's and
a Red-necked Grebe were still present that day, as were six species of
gulls. No sign of either of the Glaucous Gulls, Mew Gull, or Bonaparte's
Gulls from earlier in the month.

I have had no time to walk any of the River in Pueblo, for a while, so not
sure what is still around.

Saturday is Eagle Days at Pueblo Reservoir, which means a lot of people
trying to see Bald Eagles. Since it is been so warm, there is very little
ice left on Pueblo Reservoir, so eagle numbers might be low this weekend.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 2/1/17 1:51 pm
From: ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-winged Scoter--Aurora CO
Hi:

At Aurora Res, today (cold and windy), there was a female-type White-winged Scoter steaming around the dam outlet area.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 2/1/17 10:24 am
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren at Sinton Pond, El Paso County
Hey,
I saw a Winter Wren this morning on the 1st day of February, on the east side of Sinton Pond in the seepage area, a place used heavily by Song Sparrows. This Wren is probably the same bird I reported via eBird on January 12, so a lingering bird. There are also several Ruby-crowned Kinglets wintering in the open space and nearby vicinity.

David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs

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Date: 2/1/17 9:18 am
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Widefield Community Park planning?
Thanks for sending this out, Linda, and for your thoughts. We appreciate
your interest, especially given that you're up in Longmont!

Yes, we've been in touch with El Paso County's Park planner, Ross Williams,
since the master-planning process began. Aiken Audubon has sent out word on
the upcoming meeting, and will be represented. The more eyes and ears on
these type of plans, the better, so I hope others will be encouraged to
attend.

Ross and staff have encouraged birders' participation in their
master-planning processes, and have shown that they're willing to listen.
You may recall that, after much protest, the proposed dog park in Fountain
Creek Regional Park was moved to a less wildlife-impactful location.

McCrae Reservoir (aka Carp Lake) lies within Widefield Community Park, and
there's been talk of a boardwalk in that area. I'd suggest keeping an eye
on that fine line where the desires of the people and the needs of wildlife
meet.

Hope to see some of you at the meeting.

*Linda Hodges*
*​Conservation Chair*

*Aiken Audubon Society​*


On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Linda Andes-Georges <
<andesgeorges...> wrote:

> I am wondering if any El Paso birders have been active in monitoring
> decisions about this area. I remember writing, some time last year, about
> preserving long-grass and multi-snag wildlife corridors, and getting a very
> squishy answer...
>
> El Paso County Parks is inviting citizens to attend the second Widefield
> Community Park Master Plan public meeting, which will be held on Thursday,
> February 9th, 2017, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. The meeting is
> scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please come to the meeting to hear more
> about the project and voice your opinions about the future of Widefield
> Community Park, including recommended park and trail improvements,
> potential upgrades, management, and maintenance. The Fountain Creek Nature
> Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain.
>
> Project team members will present maps and site-specific improvement
> ideas, and recommended future actions for Widefield Community Park.
> Following the meeting, the draft master plan will be available online for
> public review
> Linda Andes-Georges
> Boulder County
> 8417 Stirrup Ln
> Longmont CO 80503
>
>
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Date: 2/1/17 8:58 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Three-toed Woodpecker & Harlan's Hawk - Rampart Range Rd
Finally got the American Three-toed Woodpecker (ATTW) at Rampart Range Rd &
Hwy 67 SW of Sedalia in Douglas county yesterday. 3rd times a charm. Got
photos, video and audio. Photos and audio in the eBird list below. Video on
the next link. One poorer photo of the ATTW shows it pulling a grub out of
the dead pine. The audio is of him chipping away at the bark and digging
holes looking for grubs. Several photos show the deep holes he digs to get
the grubs. Looks like a lot of work to me, but it was a pretty good sized
grub.

I had it in the dead pines about .2 miles east of the intersection down the
hill. Good parking at the Rampart Range trail head for the ATVs. Did not
get the Red Crossbills this trip. Like Hugh Kingery said, lots of
Red-brested Nuthatches and Gray-headed Juncos.

Also, in the list are photos of a Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk. Did not know
they were in the mountains.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch CO

eBird Checklist – Rampart Range Rd. at Hwy. 67, Colorado – Tue Jan 31, 2017
– 8 species http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34073693

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByETq77Zd-xeMjhZbmJJT1BSeHc

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Date: 2/1/17 8:44 am
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] Widefield Community Park planning?
I am wondering if any El Paso birders have been active in monitoring decisions about this area. I remember writing, some time last year, about preserving long-grass and multi-snag wildlife corridors, and getting a very squishy answer...

El Paso County Parks is inviting citizens to attend the second Widefield Community Park Master Plan public meeting, which will be held on Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. The meeting is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please come to the meeting to hear more about the project and voice your opinions about the future of Widefield Community Park, including recommended park and trail improvements, potential upgrades, management, and maintenance. The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain.

Project team members will present maps and site-specific improvement ideas, and recommended future actions for Widefield Community Park. Following the meeting, the draft master plan will be available online for public review

Linda Andes-Georges
Boulder County
8417 Stirrup Ln
Longmont CO 80503




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Date: 2/1/17 8:03 am
From: ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Song Apps
Hi

If anyone has info on good bird song apps I’d appreciate if you could send me that info to my email address, not to Cobirds.

Thank you very much in advance for your effort

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 2/1/17 7:37 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Say's Phoebe - Sturm Hall (DU) - Denver
This morning, I was surprised to look out a third floor window of Sturm
Hall on the University of Denver campus (Denver) and see a Say's Phoebe
perched atop a nearby tree. I hustled up to the fourth floor and was able
to watch it for a time at "eye level."

I've previously seen Say's Phoebes at DU around the soccer stadium /
fitness center and out near the Cable Center during the spring quarter. But
this is the first I've seen the bird on campus for the winter quarter.

Good learning,

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 2/1/17 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 February 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: February 1, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, February 1 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, *Boulder, Delta, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Moffat)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (*Douglas, Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Otero)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, *Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Turkey Vulture (Boulder, *Jefferson)
Lewis's Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Boulder, Denver, Fremont)
Red-naped Sapsucker (*Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero, Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie Toan,
and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS, 8
Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora
Reservoir, Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn
Walbek, and Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, On January
31 at Aurora Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported White-winged Scoter, 2 1-st
cyc Mew Gulls, 2 Thayer's Gulls, and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 27 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On January 31 at South Platte Park, Amy Darling reported Double-crested
Cormorant.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds. On January 31, Bill Kaempfer reported 4
Tundra Swans at Cottonwood Marsh.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker. On January 31,
Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker at
Bohn Park in Lyons.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason
Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6
Tundra Swans at G50 Road.
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge. On January 31, Tim Ryan reported Trumpeter
Swan from upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McClellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McClellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McClellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McClellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth, and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 31
at McClellend Reservoir, David Suddjian, Aaron Shipe, Aaron Tucker,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, and Frank Farrell reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.
---On January 31 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan Versaw reported Lewis's
Woodpecker.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Gold Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.
---On January 31, Doug Faulkner reported BRANT at Lake Arbor in Arvada.
---On January 31 at Red Rocks, Michael Aurelia reported Turkey Vulture on
east of park.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock. On January 31, Aaron Shipe and Mark Amershek reported
American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge NA.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On January 29 at on Green River in Brown's Park NWR, Tom Litteral
reported 3 Trumpeter Swans.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Cheryl Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. On January 28,
Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at Pueblo Reservoir. On
January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Gwen Moore reported Great
Black-backed Gull and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 1/31/17 4:54 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] January Birds, Woodland Park area, Merlin near Manitou Spgs
Merlin, female Prairie form, Red Rocks Open Space near Manitou Springs, at
pond area on 1-23
Townsend’s Solitaire, Red Rocks Open Space near Manitou Springs on 1-23,
Cascade on 1-8
White-crowned Sparrow, Red Rocks Open Space near Manitou Springs on 1-23
Spotted Towhee, Red Rocks Open Space near Manitou Springs on 1-23, Cascade
on 1-8
Song Sparrow, 1 on Mule Creek Trail, Woodland Park on 1-29
Bushtit, flock of 9 at Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs on 1-15
Bald Eagle, one or two adults hunting along South Platte River near Lake
George on 1-20
Common Goldeneye, 6 along South Platte River near Lake George on 1-20
Interesting noisy mixed flock of corvids along Hondo Ave., Green Mountain
Falls on 1-22, 16 American Crow, 10 Steller’s Jay, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 2
Western Scrub-Jay
Western Scrub-Jay, along Thomas Trail Green Mountain Falls on 1-22, Cascade
on 1-8

Woodland Park Yard Area
House Sparrow, new to yard area, 2 on 1-10, 5 on 1-9
Dark-eyed Junco, regular good numbers of Gray-headed, Slate-colored and
Pink-sided, thinned out towards end of month, also one Oregon on 1-20 and
one White-winged on 1-9
House Finch, small flock regular to yard area
Brown Creeper, one on 1-3, 1-4 and 1-8
Hairy Woodpecker, regular thru winter months
Starling, flock visiting birdbath early thru mid Jan.
American Robin, occ. at birdbath in early Jan.
Northern Flicker, one on 1-4


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County

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Date: 1/31/17 1:49 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] McClellen Reservoir 1-31
The *Dunlin* was still at the far east end of McClellen Reservoir early
this morning. Initially it was not in view from the Highline Canal trail,
but then it flew in from the Arapahoe County portion and landed along the
inlet stream in Douglas Co., and its buddy the *Killdeer* soon followed and
joined it there. A *Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk* was in the same area for a
wile, and a *Ruby-crowned Kinglet* was near the Highline Canal access
parking lot. Viewing McLellen earlier from County Line Road I saw a *Gr.
White-fronted Goose* with an estimated 4100 Cackling and 800 Canada Geese.
85% of the geese flew out from the reservoir at 7:43 am, and there were
hardly any gulls there this morning. An *American Pipit *flying over the
reservoir was interesting.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 1/31/17 1:26 pm
From: Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Arvada Brant at Lake Arbor
Brant currently at Lake Arbor which can be accessed on Lamar Street off of
80th Ave, East of Wadsworth.

Doug Faulkner
Arvada, CO

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Date: 1/31/17 11:06 am
From: Brandon Percival <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado CBC Results so far
Colorado Christmas Bird Count Results for Dec 14, 2016-Jan 5, 2017, so
far. I've reviewed all the counts, with totals below.

Colorado Total species currently -- 193 seen on Count Day, plus a few
others for count week only.

Air Force Academy - Dec 16 (44 species)
Aspen - Dec 31 (44 species, + 9 count week species)
Barr Lake - Jan 2 (72 species)
Black Forest - Jan 3 (42 species)
Bonny Reservoir - Dec 30 (58 species)
Boulder - Dec 18
Colorado Springs - Dec 17 (74 species, +14 count week species)
Cortez - Dec 26 (83 species, +2 count week species)
Crook - Dec 31 (68 species)
Delta - Dec 31 (65 species, +3 count week species)
Denver (Urban) - Jan 1
Denver - Dec 17 (112 species, + 2 count week species)
Dotsero - Dec 17 (36 species)
Douglas County - Dec 31 (64 species, + 1 count week species)
Durango - Dec 18 (76 species, + 7 count week species)
Eagle Valley - Dec 31 (43 species)
Evergreen-Idaho Springs - Dec 18 (49 species, +1 count week species)
Fairplay - Dec 16
Flagler - Jan 4 (37 species)
Fort Collins - Dec 17 (88 species, +5 count week species)
Fountain Creek - Dec 14
Granby - Dec 17 (36 species)
Grand Junction - Dec 18 (92 species)
Grand Mesa - Jan 1 (58 species)
Great Sand Dunes N.P. - Dec 31 (26 species)
Greeley - Dec 31 (66 species)
Gunnison - Dec 18 (49 species, + 3 count week species)
Hotchkiss - Jan 1 (62 species)
John Martin Reservoir - Dec 15 (117 species, + 2 count week species)
Lake Isabel - Jan 2 (58 species, + 6 count week species)
Longmont - Dec 17 (75 species, + 1 count week species)
Loveland - Jan 1
Monte Vista N.W.R. - Dec 17 (44 species, + 4 count week species)
Montrose - Dec 17 (70 species)
North Park - Dec 17
Nunn - Dec 14
Pagosa Springs - Dec 17 (61 species, + 4 count week species)
Penrose - Dec 18
Pueblo Reservoir - Dec 17 (102 species, +8 count week species)
Pueblo - Dec 21 (92 species)
Rawhide Energy Station - Dec 23
Roaring Fork River Valley - Dec 17 (53 species)
Rocky Ford - Dec 16 (99 species, + 1 count week species)
Rocky Mountain N. P. - Dec 17 (50 species, + 4 count week species)
Salida - Dec 17
Spanish Peaks - Dec 31 (59 species, + 5 count week species)
Steamboat Springs - Dec 17 (40 species, + 7 count week species)
Sterling - Dec 20 (61 species)
Summit County - Dec 26 (32 species, + 12 count week species)
Weldona-Fort Morgan - Dec 14 (72 species)
Westcliffe - Dec 19 (47 species)

Check the CBC Website for the results for each count. If anyone sees
any issues with any of the results, please let me know and I will look
into it.

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Date: 1/31/17 8:51 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Vail birding
Negative news department:
Ordinarily the Vail Nature Center is a good place to visit, but is is
closed for the winter.
Joe Roller, Denver

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> I have had a request for info from an out of town birder. Can anyone
> familiar with the area suggest sites (especially feeders for winter
> finches) that I could pass along?
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
> Norm Lewis
> Lakewood
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Date: 1/31/17 8:46 am
From: 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Vail birding
I have had a request for info from an out of town birder. Can anyone familiar with the area suggest sites (especially feeders for winter finches) that I could pass along?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Norm Lewis
Lakewood

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Date: 1/31/17 7:48 am
From: Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: [NATURE-NET] REMINDER: Tomorrow/Wed. 5:30pm refreshments, 6-7pm Birds of Prey Research & Management on Open Space Lands
FYI

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Date: 1/31/17 7:45 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Awesome resource for learning the songs and calls of Colorado's birds
Very good info Ted. Thanks....

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:28:12 PM UTC-7, Ted Floyd wrote:
>
> Hey, everybody.
>
> I think most of us know about Xeno-Canto, but did you know that the site
> now hosts 2,096 recordings from Colorado? The species total for the state
> is an impressive 283, including pretty much all the routinely occurring
> birds in Colorado.
>
> The filter and search functions on Xeno-Canto are brilliant, and it's
> straightforward to create a database of only the recordings from Colorado.
> Here ya go:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/Xeno-Canto-Colorado
>
> (Note to folks who might have seen a prototype of this at Facebook: I've
> cleaned this up so that only recordings from the actual state of Colorado,
> USA, are included. You don't have to worry anymore about motmots and
> toucans from Barro Colorado Island, Panama, etc.)
>
> The link above is sorted by species in "checklist sequence," but you can
> sort by location, elevation, recordist, quality of recording, and other
> parameters. Lots of folks have contributed to the Xeno-Canto database for
> Colorado, with the most prolific recordists being Andrew Spencer, Nathan
> Pieplow, Sue Riffe, Eric DeFonso, Nick Komar, and Yours Truly.
>
> It's almost February, which means birds will be getting more and more
> vocal every day. This morning, for example, I heard a Northern Flicker
> singing at Waneka Lake, Boulder County, my first singing flicker of the
> year. But it's also still January, so there's still time for a New Years
> resolution! Resolve to learn birdsong this year, and make good use of
> Xeno-Canto as you do so.
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
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Date: 1/31/17 3:11 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 31, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 31 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, Boulder, Delta, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (Douglas, Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (*Otero)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Turkey Vulture (*Boulder)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Denver, Fremont)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero, *Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Gray Catbird (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie Toan,
and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS, 8
Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora
Reservoir, Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn
Walbek, and Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 27 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 29 at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park, David Suddjian
reported 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.
---On January 30 at Boulder Valley Ranch, Thomas Heinrich reported Turkey
Vulture.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason
Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6
Tundra Swans at G50 Road.
---On January 29 at Confluence Park, Eric Hynes reported m Barrow's
Goldeneye.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge. On January 30, Alison Mari reported Trumpeter Swan from
upstream of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McLellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth,
and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
On January 30 Betty Glass and Cheri Phillips reported BRANT at Indian Tree
Gold Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.
---On January 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, Stan Oswald reported 2 Least Sandpipers.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Cheryl Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. On January 28,
Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at Pueblo Reservoir.
---On January 30 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 at CR 116 and CR 133, Mike Stanley and Gene Rutherford
reported 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be to Allenspark and Lyons
led by Nina Routh and Mike Serruto (nrouth AT copper.net; 303-987-8687
<(303)%20987-8687>). This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, February 4 will be South Platte River
Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com;
303-329-8646 <(303)%20329-8646>). Meet at 0800 at the parking area at 88th
ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west
on 88th for 1.6 miles, ten turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again
into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.Hike
along paved trail and occasionally in adjacent mud for up to three miles.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, February 5 will be to Riverside
Cemetery/Platte River led by Kevin Corwin (kevygrudguy AT aol.com;
720-482-8544 <(720)%20482-8544>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 1/30/17 9:13 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Southwestern Metro Area (JeffCo mostly)
Today (1/30) I crossed paths with single *Greater White-fronted Geese* at
three spots: (1) Hine Lake in Robert A. Easton Regional Park, (2) at
Clement Park (right along "frontage road" near Columbine Library, and (3)
at Summit Ridge Middle School at Simms x Coal Mine. I'm quite sure there
were at least two individuals among these three observations. Harriman Lake
had a *Harris's Sparrow* along the south lake shore with other sparrows in
the same spot where several Harris's were seen this past November (near the
little beige building), a *Marsh Wren* was calling from a patch of
cattails, a *Ferruginous Hawk *was flying over the fields to the north of
the lake, and a *Prairie Falcon* was perched along Quincy.

On 1/29 a 1st cycle *Lesser Black-backed Gull* was at Cooley Lake in South
Platte Park (Arapahoe).

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 1/30/17 12:08 pm
From: Stanley W. Oswald <stanoswald...>
Subject: [cobirds] least sandpipers at RFSWA
I found two least sandpipers at Rocky Ford SWA in Otero County Jan 26 when
I wasn't carrying a camera. This morning (Jan 30) I went back to get
pictures and found two killdeer with them.

They were on the Arkansas River and can probably be refound by following
the east fence line of the original SWA from the parking lot for East
Ryan's Pond to the river. They were about 50 yards upstream by a small
willow covered island. It's about a mile from the parking lot to the river.

Stan Oswald
Rocky Ford

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Date: 1/30/17 12:00 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Brant, White Fronted Goose, Nice Birders and Something Else
What you have there is a hybrid. Its likely a Ross crossed with either a
small Canada morph or a Cackling Goose, I lean towards the latter with the
shorter neck but I could be wrong on that part. Cool bird.
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO

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Date: 1/30/17 10:33 am
From: Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Turkey Vulture, Boulder cty, 1/30
Was surprised to find a lone T Vulture at Boulder Valley Ranch at about 11:00 am today.

Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
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Date: 1/30/17 7:56 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Raptor Alley Trip With CSU Ornithology Club Results [Nunn, Weld]
Hi all

I led an enthusiastic group of birds from CSU Ornithology Club (21
students)--always a fun group to be with. The day was "ominous" though for
raptoring ... 30-35mph winds! Despite winds group got to see assorted
species and some great views of raptors.

The morning started out great my Prairie Falcon "plant" was awaiting the
group across from Nunn Cafe as well as my "second plant" bird our local
Great Horned Owl in his usual location across from my house. Both excited
the group greatly. They day ended with another Great Horned Owl
bookend--even closer than one at beginning of trip.

Photos:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Raptor-Alley-January-29-2017/

Overall, it was "tough-sledding" with following results:

Total raptors: 12

- Great Horned Owl - 2
- Red-tailed Hawk - 3
- Rough-legged Hawk - 1
- Ferruginous Hawk - 2
- Prairie Falcon - 1
- Northern Harrier - 1
- American Kestrel - 2

Other:

- Common Raven - 3
- Pronghorn - 14+
- CSU Ornithology Club documented other bird species as well

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Date: 1/30/17 6:25 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
The main issues are probably open water and food. Why would the bird leave if both are available. When I watched the Chatfield bird about a week ago, it appeared to be finding plenty to eat.

Chuck Hundertmark
> On Jan 29, 2017, at 9:59 PM, Joey Kellner <vireo1...> wrote:
>
> I do not believe there is anything "wrong" with this Trumpeter Swan. This bird has been seen to swim, eat, fly, etc. This bird could leave at any time. As David says, Colorado has MANY records of swans spending the winter on small ponds.
>
> Joey Kellner
> Littleton, Colorado
>
> On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 9:42:42 AM UTC-7, Matt Crooks wrote:
> I don't know much about swan behavior but having it stay in the same small largely iced-over pond for 30 days seems odd. Don't they usually pass through in a few days at most?
> Just curious if anyone has thoughts or has experienced such an extended stay from a single bird?
>
> Regards,
>
> Matt C. Littleton.
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Date: 1/30/17 3:10 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 30, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 30 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, Boulder, Delta, *Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (*Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Boulder, Denver, Fremont)
Red-naped Sapsucker (*Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont)
Stub-tailed Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Gray Catbird (*Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie Toan,
and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS, 8
Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora
Reservoir, Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn
Walbek, and Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 27 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 29 at Bohn Park in Lyons, Nick Moore
reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-naped Sapsucker.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason
Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6
Tundra Swans at G50 Road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge.
On January 23, Lorraine Lanning reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from
Kingfisher Bride and Gary Brower reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 24, on DFO Field trip led by David
Suddjian, they reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Rampart Range Road.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin. On January 29 at McLellen Reservoir, Tim Ryan,
Lynn Sauer, Anna Troth,
and Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course. On January 28, Amy
Cervene and many other birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
---On January 29 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Prospect Park, Paul Slingsby
reported Gray Catbird.


LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock. On
January 29 at Bobcat RIdge Natural Area, Robert Beauchamp, Richard and
Christine Sparks, Bill Kaempfe, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio reported
American Woodcock.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Cheryl Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. On January 28,
Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at Pueblo Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 at CR 116 and CR 133, Mike Stanley and Gene Rutherford
reported 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 29, Matt
Clark and Susan Bonfiglio reported 4 Tundra Swans on CR 5.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
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The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, January 29 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
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<(720)%20289-9395>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 1/29/17 9:13 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Saw-whet Owl - South Valley Jeffco Open Space - Jeffco
Birders
This evening, we heard a Saw-whet Owl from 5:50 to 6:10 pm just north (1/4
mi) of Deer Creek Canyon Rd at the south end of South Valley Jeffco Open
Space on the Coyote Song trail. We first heard it from the cliffs to the
east.

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Date: 1/29/17 8:59 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
I do not believe there is anything "wrong" with this Trumpeter Swan. This
bird has been seen to swim, eat, fly, etc. This bird could leave at any
time. As David says, Colorado has MANY records of swans spending the
winter on small ponds.

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 9:42:42 AM UTC-7, Matt Crooks wrote:
>
> I don't know much about swan behavior but having it stay in the same small
> largely iced-over pond for 30 days seems odd. Don't they usually pass
> through in a few days at most?
>
> Just curious if anyone has thoughts or has experienced such an extended
> stay from a single bird?
>
> Regards,
>
> Matt C. Littleton.
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Date: 1/29/17 6:43 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
A look at records in eBird (just a subset of the CO story, of course, but
easily viewed) shows other occurrences of individuals or multiple birds
lingering in January, or from January into February (and a smattering of
records spread across the winter months). So there is precedent for winter
lingering revealed in that data set. The three times I have looked at the
Chatfield Swan I did not notice anything out of sorts, but who knows.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:49 PM, Jennifer H <ghinysu...> wrote:

> I will echo that question. I was just having a discussion with my husband
> about the exact same scenario! It does seem kind of odd for him to have not
> moved on yet. Hopefully he's ok and just enjoying his winter digs ;)
>
> Jennifer Hallam
> Jefferson County
> C470 & S Kipling
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Date: 1/29/17 6:28 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Awesome resource for learning the songs and calls of Colorado's birds
Hey, everybody.

I think most of us know about Xeno-Canto, but did you know that the site
now hosts 2,096 recordings from Colorado? The species total for the state
is an impressive 283, including pretty much all the routinely occurring
birds in Colorado.

The filter and search functions on Xeno-Canto are brilliant, and it's
straightforward to create a database of only the recordings from Colorado.
Here ya go:

http://tinyurl.com/Xeno-Canto-Colorado

(Note to folks who might have seen a prototype of this at Facebook: I've
cleaned this up so that only recordings from the actual state of Colorado,
USA, are included. You don't have to worry anymore about motmots and
toucans from Barro Colorado Island, Panama, etc.)

The link above is sorted by species in "checklist sequence," but you can
sort by location, elevation, recordist, quality of recording, and other
parameters. Lots of folks have contributed to the Xeno-Canto database for
Colorado, with the most prolific recordists being Andrew Spencer, Nathan
Pieplow, Sue Riffe, Eric DeFonso, Nick Komar, and Yours Truly.

It's almost February, which means birds will be getting more and more vocal
every day. This morning, for example, I heard a Northern Flicker singing at
Waneka Lake, Boulder County, my first singing flicker of the year. But it's
also still January, so there's still time for a New Years resolution!
Resolve to learn birdsong this year, and make good use of Xeno-Canto as you
do so.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 1/29/17 5:49 pm
From: Jennifer H <ghinysu...>
Subject: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
I will echo that question. I was just having a discussion with my husband about the exact same scenario! It does seem kind of odd for him to have not moved on yet. Hopefully he's ok and just enjoying his winter digs ;)

Jennifer Hallam
Jefferson County
C470 & S Kipling

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Date: 1/29/17 4:47 pm
From: <tdfrtr...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant, White Fronted Goose, Nice Birders and Something Else
Thanks to all who posted about the Brant in Arvada. A first for me. Was
there yesterday, same time as Luke who posted while we were there. A bunch
of great folks were there and it is so nice to meet nice people who are
willing to share their expertise and love of birds.

I did see this bird as well--can anyone help me ID? He was on the
opposite side of the parking lot where people are viewing the Brant
(southeast side along the walking path) . He is not in my Sibley's but
looks like a Ross in many ways...small blue bill, blue legs..maybe a dark
juvenile?

Happy Birding,
Brian

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Date: 1/29/17 4:00 pm
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] ABA Birding Ethics (or lack there of)
The American Woodcock continues at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.

What doesn't continue is caution and respect to ensure the bird is not
stressed by overly enthusiastic birders trying to tick it off their lists.
Birders should refrain from tromping through the creek area in hopes of
stumbling upon the bird. Per the ABA code of ethics, exercise restraint and
caution during observation, photography etc. and stay on the trails. The
welfare of the birds is more important than your checklist.

Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 1/29/17 2:30 pm
From: Amy Cervene <acervene...>
Subject: [cobirds] Arvada Brant - Yes
Watching the Brant and Greater White Fronted Goose at the Indian Tree
Golf Course. They're in a group of Canadas south of the clubhouse.

Amy

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Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/29/17 12:45 pm
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Denver Metro circle
Bill,

Thanks for all the ebird reports and the Cobirds posting.

I see from ebird that a Brant was seen at Aurora Res yesterday, but it was
seeing flying away around 8:30am. So, still no evidence that there is more
than one in the Denver area. Also, Steve Mlodinow reported two
Glaucous-winged Gulls: I think he has to be counting the bird that we saw,
but weren't bold enough to call Glaucous-winged Gull. I looked for the
Stub-tailed Wren this morning around 8am, but couldn't find it.

Cheers, Peter.


On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 5:34 PM, William H Kaempfer <
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> Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, John Vanderpoel and I set off this morning to
> circle the Denver Metro area. We began at the Highline Canal/Chatfield
> spot for Trumpeter Swan before continuing on to Roxborough Park in order to
> add some foothills species like Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay and Spotted Towhee,
> although we missed Canyon Wren here. We continued to the South Platte Park
> area for usual, but no unusual ducks, and then McLelland Reservoir where we
> found the Dunlin previously reported by Gregg Goodrich.
>
>
>
> Next we swung all the way out to Aurora Reservoir where we added lots of
> birders to our list (probably around 25) as well as some of the great
> species reported there this month including Greater White-fronted goose
> (3), Ross’s Goose (2), Iceland, Thayer’s, Glaucous, Lesser Black-backed and
> Great Black-backed Gulls. Finally we hit the golf course on Wadsworth just
> north of 72nd where we added about another 12 birders to our list as well
> as Brant and another Greater White-fronted Goose. For the day we had 53
> species which probably just edged out the number of birders we saw.
>
>
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>
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Date: 1/29/17 8:42 am
From: Matt Crooks <cheezwhizdom...>
Subject: [cobirds] Could the Trumpeter swan at Chatfiled be injured or sick?
I don't know much about swan behavior but having it stay in the same small largely iced-over pond for 30 days seems odd. Don't they usually pass through in a few days at most?

Just curious if anyone has thoughts or has experienced such an extended stay from a single bird?

Regards,

Matt C. Littleton.

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Date: 1/29/17 3:20 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 29, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 29 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, Boulder, Delta, *Weld)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, *Garfield,)
Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (*Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (*Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent, *Pueblo)
ICELAND GULL (*Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, El Paso, *Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, *Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Denver, Fremont)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont)
Stub-tailed Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, *Park, Pitkin)
Black Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, Pitkin)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie Toan,
and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS, 8
Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc). On January 28 at Aurora
Reservoir, Riley Morris, Dean Shoup, Sunny Bradford, Bill Kaep mfer, Glenn
Walbek, and Cheryl Teuton reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
3 Thayer's Gulls, 7 Lesser Blacked Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gull, 2 Glaucous
Gulls, and 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc).
---On January 27 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds.
---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On January 27 at Fawn Brook Inn in Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported
all three species of Rosy-Finches.
---On January 28 at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder, Laura Steadman
reported a Stub-tailed Wren.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason
Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6
Tundra Swans at G50 Road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 27 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. On January 28, Tom Behnfield
reported that many birders saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Washington
Park.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 28, Ray Brakke
and Bill Kaempfer reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Joey Kellner and Nelson Fort reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream of
Kingfisher Bridge.
On January 23, Lorraine Lanning reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from
Kingfisher Bride and Gary Brower reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 24, on DFO Field trip led by David
Suddjian, they reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Rampart Range Road.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery. On January 28 at McLellen Reservoir, Bill
Kaempfer, Dean Shoup, Tom and Debbie Behfield, Art Hudak, and Cynthia
Madsen reported Dunlin.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On January 28 along Devereus Road and two Rivers Park in Glenwood
Springs, JoAnn Riggle reported 17 Barrow's Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported BRANT. On January 28, Luke Pheneger reported that many
birders saw the BRANT at Indian Tree Golf Course.
LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 27, Kara Carragher reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge NA. On January 28 at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, David Dowell, Andrew
McFadden, Gene Rutherford, and Drew Bennett reported American Woodcock.
---On January 27 on Hwy 27 from Allenspark, Kara Carragher reported all 3
species of Rosy-Finches.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.

PARK COUNTY:
---On January 28 in Jefferson, Kevin DeBoer reported 13 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finches.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Cheryl Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. On January 28,
Brandon Percival reported Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers at Pueblo Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 22 at CR 116 and CR 133, Mike Stanley and Gene Rutherford
reported 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm). On January 28 on CR 5 S of Hwy 118,
Gene Rutherford reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, January 29 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
George Mayfield and Karen Drozda (georgemayfield AT gmail.com; 720-289-9395
<(720)%20289-9395>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 1/28/17 7:09 pm
From: Ray Brakke <rkbrakke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Douglas County
Sorry, I failed to identify myself.

Ray Brakke
Morrison, CO

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Date: 1/28/17 5:36 pm
From: Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific/Winter Wren, Dry Creek Open Space, Boulder County
Hi folks,
This afternoon at Dry Creek Open Space in Boulder County, I saw a winter or
pacific wren. It was hopping about on the edge of the creek. Short, stubby
tail, fine barring or speckling, quite a bit of rufous, concentrated near
the tail. At first I reported it in eBird as a winter wren, but after
looking at comparisons online, I'm not sure I paid enough attention to the
right things to make a confident call. Either way, it's a first for me!

I'm going to try to find it again in the morning and take my camera this
time. :)

Good Birding,
Laura Steadman
Boulder

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Date: 1/28/17 4:35 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Denver Metro circle
Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, John Vanderpoel and I set off this morning to circle the Denver Metro area. We began at the Highline Canal/Chatfield spot for Trumpeter Swan before continuing on to Roxborough Park in order to add some foothills species like Woodhouse's Scrub Jay and Spotted Towhee, although we missed Canyon Wren here. We continued to the South Platte Park area for usual, but no unusual ducks, and then McLelland Reservoir where we found the Dunlin previously reported by Gregg Goodrich.

Next we swung all the way out to Aurora Reservoir where we added lots of birders to our list (probably around 25) as well as some of the great species reported there this month including Greater White-fronted goose (3), Ross's Goose (2), Iceland, Thayer's, Glaucous, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gulls. Finally we hit the golf course on Wadsworth just north of 72nd where we added about another 12 birders to our list as well as Brant and another Greater White-fronted Goose. For the day we had 53 species which probably just edged out the number of birders we saw.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Date: 1/28/17 3:17 pm
From: Ray Brakke <rkbrakke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Douglas County
As of 3:00 today the swan was still in residence at Chatfield SP. Same pond. Access from Rampart Range Road via the Highline Canal walking west and around the white fenced farm to the pond below.

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Date: 1/28/17 12:20 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant Arvada
Currently viewing the Brant. About 6 birders. Still on the South side.


Luke Pheneger
Longmont,Colorado

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Date: 1/28/17 9:23 am
From: Tom Behnfield <behnfield...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-beiied Sapsucker Wash Park (Denver, CO)
A number of birders were treated to great views of the yellow-bellied sapsucker at Washington Park this morning. In same general vicinity not far ftom diamond 5 tree North of Smith Lake. First found at 9am then refound by a larger group about 9:45 am.

Tom Behnfield
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Date: 1/28/17 8:34 am
From: Ed Baker <ednbonniebaker...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dillon, Summit County
January 24, 2017 Backyard Bird

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Juvenile
Probably a female

Thought it was a Cooper's Hawk but Tony Leukering corrected my ID due to
its 'fairly short and square-tipped and square-cornered tail and fairly
small head.'

Didn't see that coming, so sure was I that it was a Cooper's.

Bonnie Boex
Dillon, CO

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Date: 1/28/17 8:09 am
From: <maikel.wise...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mount Evans and Weasel - ASGD Master Birder Program


On our first Audubon Master Birder field trip, our class went to Mount
Evans to study Rosy Finches and American Pipits. We listened to the Pipits
and watched them bob up and down along the shoreline of Summit Lake. The
Rosy Finches landed on the nearby snow fields. The highlight wasn’t a bird
though. A weasel showed up carrying a vole. You never know what you will
see on these trips.



Want to improve all aspects of your birding skills? The Audubon Society of
Greater Denver is offering a Master Birder Program in 2017. Check out the
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Date: 1/28/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 January 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: January 28, 2017
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 28 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Douglas)
Tundra Swan (Bent, Boulder, Delta, Larimer, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Douglas, Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Adams, Archuleta, Delta)
Red-necked Grebe (Boulder, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Dunlin (*Douglas, Pueblo)
American Woodcock (Larimer)
Greater Yellowlegs (Bent)
Bonaparte's Gull (Douglas)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent)
ICELAND GULL (*Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, *Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Araphaoe)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Pueblo)
American White Pelican (Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Prowers)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Denver, Fremont, Prowers)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Chihuahuan Raven (Lincoln, Otero)
Juniper Titmouse (Fremont)
PACIFIC WREN (La Plata)
Bewick's Wren (Otero)
Carolina Wren (Prowers)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Pitkin, Teller)
Lapland Longspur (Logan)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Fremont, Otero)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Boulder, Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Otero, Prowers)
Rusty Blackbird (Huerfano, Weld)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Bent, Otero)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site: www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On January 11 on South Platte River, 88th Ave area, Rebecca Laroche
reported 2 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 2 Double-crested Cormorants. On January
14, Chuck Hundertmark reported Double-crested Cormorant at 88th Ave and
South Platte River. On January 17 on South Platte River, 88th Ave area,
Matt Hofeditz reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes.
---On January 22 on South Platte River, 78th Ave area, Bill Kaempfer
reported 3 Barrow's Goldeneyes and 6 Double-crested Cormorants.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On January 17 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Chuck Hundertmark
reported Black BRANT, White-winged Scoter, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, Glaucous Gull and ad Great Black-backed Gull. On
January 18 at Aurora Reservoir, Sue Riffe, Karen Drozda and Rebecca Laroche
reported BRANT, 2 White-winged Scoters, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 3 Lesser
Black-backed Gulls, and Glaucous Gull. On January 19 at Aurora Reservoir,
Norm Lewis and Mark Minner-Lee reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter, Mew
Gull, 3 Thayer's Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and Glaucous Gull. On
January 21 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported 6 Thayer's Gulls (3
ad, 3 1-st cyc), 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (5 ad, 1 4th-cyc, 2 2nd-cyc,
4 1-st cyc), 1-st cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and 1-st cyc
Great Black-backed Gull. On January 21 at Aurora Reservoir, Dale Adams,
Glenn Walbek, and Dean Shoup reported BRANT, White-winged Scoter,
Double-crested Cormorant, Mew Gull, 11 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS (1
ad, 1 1st-cyc), 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS (2
1-st cyc), 1 Glaucous Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st
cyc). On January 22 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Clark, Amy Davis, Frankie
Toan, and Luke Pheneger reported BRANT, 7 Thayer's Gulls, 2 ICELAND GULLS,
8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 2
Great Black-backed Gulls. On January 24 at Aurora Reservoir, Scott
Somershoe reported ad Thayer's Gull, 1-st cyc Glaucous Gull, and imm Great
Black-backed Gull. On January 27 at Aurora Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and
John Drummond reported White-winged Scoter, 2 Thayer's Gulls, ad ICELAND
GULL, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Glaucous Gull, and
2 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 ad, 1 1-st cyc)
---On January 22 on South Platte River Northern Wildlife Area to W Bowles,
Brian Johnson reported Double-crested Cormorant.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On January 23 on San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Spring, Ben Bailey
reported 6 Barrow's Goldeneyes and American Pipit.

BENT COUNTY:
---On January 22 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra
Swan, Thayer's Gull, and 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 22 at Lake Hasty, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Greater
Yellowlegs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On January 12 at Valmont Overlook, Sue Riffe reported Red-necked Grebe. On
January 13 at Valmont Overlook, Norm Lewis reported Red-necked Grebe. On
January 18 at Valmont Overlook, Jim Nachel reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On January 21, Minday Musick King reported 3 Tundra Swans at Cottonwood
Marsh. On January 22, Chuck Hundertmark reported 3 Tundra Swans at
Cottonwood Marsh/Walden Ponds.
---On January 19 at Oligarchy Ditch Greenway, Bryan Guarente reported
Lincoln's Sparrow.

---On January 23 at Bohn Park in Lyons, David Dowell reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Confluence Park in Delta, Jason Beason reported 1 m
Barrow's Goldeneye.
---On January 21 at G50 Road, Jon Horn reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January
22, at G50 Road, Carol Ortenzio reported 6 Tundra Swans. On January 23 at
G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported 6
Tundra Swans. On January 24, Jason Beason reported 6 Tundra Swans at
Escalante SWA and Rick Harner reported 6 Tundra Swans at G50 Road.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker reported 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers. On January 297 at Washington Park, Aaron Tucker, Jason Bidgood,
Joe Roller, Doug Kibble, Mark Obmascik, Rebecca Laroche, sand Lock
Kilpatrick reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 27, Jeff Beavers reported Trumpeter Swan at Chatfield. The
Swan can be seen by going upstream from Kingfisher Bridge to Pond 5 or from
High Line Canal Trail accessed from Titan Road. On January 18, Matt
Newport reported Trumpeter Swan and imm Bonaparte's Gull from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 19, Aaron Tucker reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 22, Chuck
Hundertmark reported Trumpeter Swan from Upstream from Kingfisher Bridge
and Karen Drozda and Bea Weaver reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 27, Liza Antony reported Trumpeter
Swan from High Line Canal Trail and Titan Road.
On January 23, Lorrained Lanning reported Trumpeter Swan from upstream from
Kingfisher Bride and Gary Brower reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line
Canal Trail and Titan Road. On January 24, on DFO Field trip led by David
Suddjian, they reported Trumpeter Swan from High Line Canal Trail and
Rampart Range Road.
---On January 15 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir (restricted access), Tim Ryan
reported Long-tailed Duck. On January 19 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir
(restricted access), Tim Ryan and Diane Roberts reported Long-tailed
Duck. On January 21 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir (restricted access), Tim Ryan
reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On January 24 at McLellen Reservoir, SE Corner and High Line Canal
Trail, Gregg Goodrich reported Dunlin. On January 27, Rebecca Laroche, Tom
Behnfield, and Steve Rash reported Dunlin at High Line Canal Trail and
McLellen Reservoir periphery.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On January 23 at Big Johnson, Kyle Hawley reported Lesser Black-backed
Gull.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On January 24 at Tunnel Drive in Canon City, Dan Stringer reported 8
Canyon Towhees.
---On January 24 on Temple Canyon Road, Dan Stringer reported Juniper
Titmouse.
---On January 24 at West side of Centennial Park, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On January 26 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Wadsworth north of 72nd Ave,
Arvada, Doug Faulkner reported a BRANT. On January 27 at Indian Tree Golf
Course, Philip Pratt, Deb Stuart,Eric DeFonso, Janis Robinson and Matt
Clark reported Brant. Note that the BRANT has only been seen at the golf
course in the afternoon.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On January 19, Ryan Votta and Jason St Pierre reported PACIFIC WREN on
Animas River Trail/ Huck Finn Pond and Hatchery Area.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On January 8, David Wade and Cole Wild reported 2 American Woodcocks at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the creek between the parking lot and the
road. On January 16, Georgia Doyle reported American Woodcock at Bobcat
Ridge Natural Area. On January 18, David Blue reported American Woodcock
at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.
---On January 14 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Gene
Rutherford reported American White Pelican and 2 Tundra Swans. On January
15 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Nick Komar, Georgia Doyle,
and David Wade reported 2 Tundra Swans and American White Pelican. On
January 19 at Rawhide Energy Station, Bryan Morrow reported 2 Tundra Swans.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On January 23 SE of Hugo on CR 2P, Tyler Stuart reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at Rocky Ford SWA/Ryan's Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported
Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Northern Cardinals, Bewick's Wren.
---On January 22 at Higbee Valley Road, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Greater
Roadrunners, 4 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 11 Chihuahuan Ravens, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On January 22 at a Feedlot south of La Junta on CO 109, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.
---On January 23 at Vogel Canyon, Stan Oswald reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.
---On January 23 at Higbee Cemetery, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater
Roadrunners, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 18 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 14 Canyon
Towheees.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On January 18 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported
Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and 4 Northern Cardinals.
---On January 18 at Willow Valley Subdivision E of Willow Creek Park, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On January 22 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival,
Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick, Chery Teuton, and Dan Brooks reported 3
Double-crested Cormorants, Dunliun, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, and Curve-billed Thrasher. On January 22 at Pueblo
Reservoir, Hobie Cat, Cheryl Teuton reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On
January 23 at Pueblo Reservoir, South Marina, Brandon Percival reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On January 20 in Victor, David Chartier reported all 3 species of
Rosy-Finches.

WELD COUNTY:
---On January 14, at CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek, Kara Carragher
reported 3 m Rusty Blackbirds. On January 15, David Blue reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek and Art Hudak reported
4 Rusty Blackbirds. On January 21, Gene Rutherford reported Rusty
Blackbird on CR 4 where it crosses Box Elder Creek.
---On January 22 at CR 116 and CR 133, Mike Stanley and Gene Rutherford
reported 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On January 22 on CR 5 S of Hwy 119 near Longmont, Kat Bradley-Bennett
reported 4 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 2 imm).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, January 28 will be Northeastern Raptor
Tour led by Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531
<(303)%20604-0531>) This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, January 29 will be to Red Rocks Park led by
George Mayfield and Karen Drozda (georgemayfield AT gmail.com; 720-289-9395
<(720)%20289-9395>). This trip is full.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 1/27/17 8:36 pm
From: Philip Pratt <philip.pratt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
The *Brant *was present from 3:00-3:30PM this afternoon at the location
already described - between the golf course parking lot and north pond.
Deb Stuart and I had excellent views as it rested on the pond and fed on
the adjacent grass.
It stayed close to a Greater White-fronted Goose.

Philip Pratt
Denver, CO

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Date: 1/27/17 5:12 pm
From: Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Brant in Arvada
Thanks for pointing them out to me -- 2 new life birds!

Janis Robinson
Coal Creek Canyon

On Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:31:47 PM UTC-7, Eric DeFonso wrote:
>
> The brant and greater white fronted goose are currently present at the
> Indian tree golf course, along with hundreds of gathering white cheeked
> geese. Specifically, I'm watching the curious pair on the south side of the
> driving range in a small smattering of geese separate from the rest. Kind
> of funny to see both these relative rarities right next to each other.
>
> Eric DeFonso
> Westminster CO
>
> Sent from the Aether
>
> On Jan 27, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Doug Faulkner <zebr......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
> Hello all:
>
> I originally saw the brant in flight with a flock of Canada's, coming from
> the northeast, while I was driving near the intersection of Wadsworth and
> 78th Ave. Fortunately, I guessed right that they were headed to the golf
> course and even more fortunate that it was near the parking lot. Folks
> looking for this bird could also check the north end of the golf course
> that is behind the strip mall at 78th Ave. I just drove by and there were
> scads of geese.
>
> Good branting,