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6/19/19 5:18 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Fwd: yard mystery
6/19/19 5:10 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
6/18/19 6:31 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Thank you, CFO!
6/18/19 5:26 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
6/17/19 9:19 pm andrew melnykovych <estiles74...> [cobirds] RFI: Gunnison Sage Grouse
6/17/19 9:18 pm <janeb1952...> [cobirds] Continuing Chestnut-sided Warbler
6/17/19 3:35 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Gray Vireo in Bent County
6/17/19 12:22 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Indigo Bunting(s?), Mesa County
6/17/19 10:56 am Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...> [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Ute Indian Museum, Montrose
6/17/19 8:56 am Lauren Burke <theburkes73...> [cobirds] Baltimore & Bullock’s Oriole pair at Metzger Farm, Adams County
6/17/19 7:04 am Maureen Blackford <mblackford...> Re: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
6/17/19 5:41 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 17, 2019.
6/16/19 6:00 pm mblackford <mblackford...> Re: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
6/16/19 3:33 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/16/19 2:20 pm modise <modise...> [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
6/16/19 12:19 pm Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...> Re: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/16/19 11:05 am Eric Dinkel <endinkel...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler still present
6/16/19 10:16 am David Chartier <davidchartier45...> [cobirds] Blue-winged warbler, NO
6/15/19 7:07 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Gray Vireo nest in Otero County
6/15/19 4:08 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Russian-olive and birds
6/15/19 12:50 pm Carl Starace <castarace...> [cobirds] BIRDERS TAKE NOTE of DATE CHANGE ! Boulder County Audubon's "CARIBOU RANCH WALK" Originally set for next SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd, has been RESCHEDULED !
6/15/19 12:07 pm Leslie <leslie.smith.coleman...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/15/19 12:07 pm Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...> [cobirds] Re: Sparrows everywhere! Boulder Community Gardens, Boulder County
6/15/19 7:43 am Michael Lester <mlester126...> [cobirds] JeffCo: Broad-winged Hawk— Coal Creek Canyon
6/15/19 7:31 am Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/15/19 5:00 am Crystal Wilson, Englewood, Co <kalistongue...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/15/19 4:40 am Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...> [cobirds] Cedar waxwings
6/14/19 6:20 pm Michael Lester <mlester126...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/14/19 4:35 pm Cole Sage <colesage03...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/14/19 3:57 pm Cole Sage <colesage03...> Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/14/19 3:25 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Least Flycatcher singing at Lory State Park (LARIMER)
6/14/19 2:30 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Tamarack
6/14/19 2:19 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Bobolinks, Larimer County, Reservoir Ridge
6/14/19 2:18 pm 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
6/14/19 1:35 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
6/14/19 1:25 pm Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
6/14/19 1:02 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
6/14/19 7:05 am 'Migrant' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
6/14/19 6:40 am Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
6/14/19 3:01 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Tamarack
6/13/19 8:41 pm Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...> [cobirds] Possible Mexican Duck, Durango (La Plata County)
6/13/19 1:21 pm John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
6/13/19 10:50 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
6/13/19 8:55 am Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
6/13/19 6:40 am marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
6/13/19 6:11 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
6/13/19 5:35 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
6/13/19 5:24 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 13, 2019.
6/13/19 5:08 am Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...> [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
6/13/19 4:43 am Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...> [cobirds] Black chinned hummers, pied billed merganser and a nighthawk
6/13/19 4:43 am Jane B <janeb1952...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler still present
6/13/19 4:42 am 'William Turner' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Return Ride to Denver From CFO Convention
6/12/19 4:33 pm 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/12/19 3:54 pm Tyler Stuart <tylerhstuart...> Re: [cobirds] Grace's Warbler (and another curiosity), Spanish Peaks SWA (Las Animas County)
6/12/19 3:52 pm David Gillilan <david.gillilan09...> [cobirds] Information for CFO Conventioneers Regarding Convention Maps
6/12/19 2:35 pm upapa epops <crislercompany...> [cobirds] Northern Parula, Las Animas County
6/12/19 2:10 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/12/19 1:53 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Grace's Warbler (and another curiosity), Spanish Peaks SWA (Las Animas County)
6/12/19 1:24 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Harriman Lake (Jeffco)
6/12/19 11:23 am Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/12/19 9:31 am Derek Hill <derekthehill...> [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/12/19 5:39 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
6/12/19 5:33 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
6/11/19 8:27 pm Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
6/11/19 12:05 pm Will McPhail <butcherbird2013...> [cobirds] Colorado RFI
6/11/19 7:33 am Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Wblr, Chautauqua, Boulder Co; Red-eyed Vireo
6/11/19 7:06 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Caspian Terns, Morgan Co
6/11/19 6:49 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee still present in Pueblo 11 June
6/11/19 5:04 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
6/10/19 2:34 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Bob Evans: Ride to CFO convention
6/10/19 9:06 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee in Pueblo, 10 June
6/10/19 4:58 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2019.
6/9/19 4:56 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Williamson's Sapsucker & Three-toed Woodpeckers, Douglas County
6/9/19 2:21 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker and Ovenbirds
6/9/19 12:19 pm John Rawinski <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Birding John James Canyon
6/9/19 11:32 am John Ealy <jrealy...> [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
6/9/19 4:58 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 9, 2019.
6/8/19 12:18 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Eastern wood- pewee in Limon (Lincoln)
6/8/19 5:18 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 8, 2019.
6/7/19 3:15 pm Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...> [cobirds] Herons, spotted towhee, yellow warbler and a bald eagle that gets no respect
6/7/19 2:04 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] (Mostly) "Eastern" Birds, Boulder County, June 1-7
6/7/19 7:43 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] ADDENDUM: Tamarack Ranch 6/7
6/7/19 7:32 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Tamarack Ranch SWA (Logan) 6/7
6/7/19 4:44 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 7, 2019.
6/6/19 6:20 pm Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...> [cobirds] Re: N. Cardinal Update
6/6/19 4:00 pm Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] N. Cardinal Update
6/6/19 10:12 am Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Northern Cardinal in North Boulder
6/6/19 6:56 am Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...> [cobirds] Singing Male Chestnut-Sided Warbler (Longmont, Boulder County)
6/6/19 5:42 am Jo <joann...> [cobirds] Plainview Prairie, Jefferson County
6/6/19 5:39 am David Lawrance <david.lawrance...> [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
6/6/19 4:51 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 6, 2019.
6/5/19 4:26 pm modise <modise...> [cobirds] Possible Anna’s hummingbird, Jefferson County
6/5/19 1:47 pm Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...> [cobirds] Bobolinks at Cherryvale
6/5/19 11:33 am Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...> [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
6/5/19 11:09 am Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...> [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
6/5/19 10:04 am Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...> [cobirds] Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
6/5/19 5:15 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
6/4/19 6:44 pm John Ealy <jrealy...> [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
6/4/19 6:35 pm John Ealy <jrealy...> [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
6/4/19 1:41 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Pacific Loon, Arvada Reservoir , Jefferson County, Yes
6/4/19 12:22 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker in Westcreek, near Deckers
6/4/19 5:22 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
6/3/19 10:47 am Jan G <jangorski...> [cobirds] Prothonotary Warbler
6/3/19 7:48 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Nunn BBS Route Results
6/3/19 5:15 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 3, 2019.
6/2/19 8:43 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Sprague's Pipit, Pawnee NG, Weld Co.
6/2/19 8:34 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Common Nighthawks! - Centennial (Arapahoe)
6/2/19 11:45 am John Rawinski <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Least Tern at San Luis Lake
6/2/19 5:45 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 2, 2019.
6/1/19 10:06 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Re: Steamboat?
6/1/19 8:42 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [cobirds] Tanager bonanza in 1995
6/1/19 6:33 pm Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Bobolinks Continue
6/1/19 3:51 pm 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Weld County sandpipers
6/1/19 12:37 pm Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> [cobirds] Correction: Re: Northern Parula, lower white ranch, Jefferson co.
6/1/19 11:40 am Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> [cobirds] Northern Parula, lower white ranch, Boulder co.
6/1/19 11:36 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] CSR Last Day, El Paso Co, Sat.
6/1/19 10:23 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Black-throated green warbler, Boulder County
6/1/19 9:40 am Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report -Chatfield, 5/31/19 (Last day!)
6/1/19 5:15 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 1, 2019.
5/31/19 8:24 pm Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...> [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
5/31/19 8:01 pm 'Rosanne Juergens' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
5/31/19 7:52 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Red-headed woodpecker continues, Larimer County
5/31/19 7:24 pm Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
5/31/19 7:24 pm Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Re: More media coverage of the Great Colorado Tanager Fallout of May 2019
5/31/19 2:44 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
5/31/19 8:15 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] More media coverage of the Great Colorado Tanager Fallout of May 2019
5/31/19 5:01 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 31, 2019.
5/30/19 6:46 pm Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Re: Tanagers - on Channel 9 news tonight
5/30/19 5:44 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/30/19
5/30/19 5:05 pm Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...> [cobirds] Re: Steamboat?
5/30/19 3:50 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Tanagers - on Channel 9 news tonight
5/30/19 3:11 pm 'ahilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
5/30/19 10:57 am Robert Parsons <rparsons...> Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
5/30/19 10:34 am Wayne Wathen <wwathen...> Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
5/30/19 10:21 am Gary Brower <grb4914...> [cobirds] Steamboat?
5/30/19 10:13 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds 5/30
5/30/19 5:37 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 30, 2019.
5/30/19 5:31 am Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Red-headed woodpecker and rose-breasted grosbeak, Larimer County
5/29/19 6:32 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/29/19
5/29/19 6:18 pm Christy P <passerculus...> [cobirds] The latest issue of Colorado Birds is now available to members online
5/29/19 5:59 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Bobolinkpalooza - Cherryvale Rd. Boulder Cnty
5/29/19 12:27 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
5/29/19 12:22 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
5/29/19 12:13 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
5/29/19 12:08 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
5/29/19 10:40 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red-shouldered Hawk, Douglas
5/29/19 10:26 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red-shouldered Hawk, Franktown, Douglas
5/29/19 9:47 am Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> [cobirds] CFO Convention - someone looking for a ride - also last day for online registration
5/29/19 9:38 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Re: ZONE-TAILED HAWK, Prowers (2019-5-29)
5/29/19 9:33 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] ZONE-TAILED HAWK, Prowers (2019-5-29)
5/29/19 5:40 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Black Swifts Pueblo 5/29
5/29/19 5:20 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
5/29/19 5:15 am Jamie Simo <ironekilz...> [cobirds] American Redstart female on S Boulder Creek Trail 5/28/19
5/28/19 8:21 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Bullock’s x Baltimore Oriole hybrid male adult, Larimer County
5/28/19 4:51 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/28/19
5/28/19 4:21 pm Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...> [cobirds] found spotting scope Chico Basin Ranch
5/28/19 2:40 pm Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker, Fort Collins
5/28/19 10:25 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Mississippi Kite and Eastern Bluebird [Logan]
5/28/19 9:24 am Donna Edmonds <dymonds2015...> [cobirds] Cattle Egrets, Lake Arbor, Jefferson County
5/28/19 8:10 am Tina Jones <tjcalliope...> [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope,Weld County
5/28/19 5:11 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday, May 28. Report of a WHITE-TAILED KITE
5/28/19 3:28 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Miyake jima
5/27/19 6:03 pm 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Scarlet Tanager - Broomfield
5/27/19 4:42 pm Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...> [cobirds] Orchard oriole, Fort Collins, Larimer Cty.
5/27/19 4:41 pm Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...> [cobirds] Orchard Oriole, Cattail Chorus NA, Ft. collins
5/27/19 2:57 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
5/27/19 2:51 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
5/27/19 2:47 pm Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> Re: [cobirds] Louviers(Douglas) Scarlet Tanager
5/27/19 1:29 pm 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
5/27/19 1:00 pm Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Hepatic Tanagers
5/27/19 11:04 am Rick C in Pueblo <rclawges...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided warbler Pueblo
5/27/19 10:08 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27, 2019
5/27/19 7:43 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler Crow Valley Weld
5/27/19 7:22 am Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
5/26/19 10:01 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27, 2019
5/26/19 6:02 pm Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
5/26/19 5:52 pm Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
5/26/19 4:59 pm Tom L <tlitteral...> [cobirds] Rare bird for Steamboat
5/26/19 3:44 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/26/19
5/26/19 3:13 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
5/26/19 3:10 pm 'Jim Nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Lake Estes area, Larimer Co.
5/26/19 2:51 pm <preston.larimer...> [cobirds] Black tern—Chaffee County.
5/26/19 12:20 pm 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] White-winged Doves in Roxborough Village
5/26/19 11:33 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, CSR, El Paso Co, Sun.
5/26/19 11:22 am THOMAS HALVERSTADT <thavs1...> [cobirds] Louviers(Douglas) Scarlet Tanager
5/26/19 11:09 am Glenn Elmore <glenn.e.elmore...> [cobirds] Re: Nashville Warbler, Larimer County,
5/26/19 11:09 am Glenn Elmore <glenn.e.elmore...> [cobirds] Nashville Warbler, Larimer County,
5/26/19 11:00 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
5/26/19 10:33 am 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Spotting scope Chico
5/26/19 10:00 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
5/26/19 9:37 am coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
5/26/19 9:05 am Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
5/26/19 8:57 am Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...> [cobirds] Crow Valley Campground, Pawnee Grasslands — Weld
5/26/19 8:49 am 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Spotting scope Chico
5/26/19 8:28 am Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> [cobirds] Red Knot at Stewards Pond, Weld County
5/26/19 8:09 am Joey Angstman <jangstma27...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
5/26/19 8:02 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
5/26/19 6:50 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler - Pueblo 5/26
5/26/19 6:42 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Chapungu Sculpture Park
5/26/19 5:27 am Norma J. Erickson <normajerickson...> [cobirds] Chapungu Sculpture Park
5/25/19 11:02 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for May 26, 2019
5/25/19 8:45 pm Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Boulder county miscellany 5/25
5/25/19 5:54 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/25/19
5/25/19 4:55 pm Kevin <kevdeboer...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
5/25/19 1:31 pm Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> [cobirds] Chestnut sided, bear creek nature center, El Paso co
5/25/19 11:51 am Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...> [cobirds] Hermit and Magnolia Warblers continue, Boulder Creek (Boulder County)
5/25/19 11:37 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Long tailed Duck Weld
5/25/19 11:21 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker - Pueblo 5/25
5/25/19 10:01 am Edith Israel <edieisrael5...> [cobirds] Lewis’s woodpecker
5/25/19 9:45 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Tennesee Warbler El Paso
5/25/19 8:18 am Jean Langel <jeanlangel...> Re: [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
5/25/19 7:33 am 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] White-winged Dove
5/25/19 5:40 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
5/25/19 12:47 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, May 25, 2019
5/24/19 6:11 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/24/19
5/24/19 6:06 pm Sarah Spotten <sarahspotten...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
5/24/19 4:56 pm Glenn Walbek <gwalbek...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
5/24/19 4:13 pm 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red Phalarope Weld
5/24/19 4:10 pm Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...> [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
5/24/19 3:03 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
5/24/19 2:17 pm Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
5/24/19 1:30 pm Elena Holly Klaver <elena...> [cobirds] Rose breasted grosbeak in Niwot
5/24/19 1:19 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
5/24/19 12:51 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Late migrants in Bent County
5/24/19 11:06 am Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> [cobirds] Hermit Warbler Boulder county
5/24/19 10:23 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Summer Tanager at Main Reservoir, Jefferson County
5/23/19 10:45 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Forgot to sign
5/23/19 10:43 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Last Chance - Washington County
5/23/19 10:28 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 24, 2019
5/23/19 8:52 pm Marcia Canter <bomaanka...> [cobirds] Re: Broad-tailed Hummingbird today, Adams County
5/23/19 8:50 pm Marcia Canter <bomaanka...> [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird today, Adams County
5/23/19 7:46 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Bizarre bird story from Greenlee Preserve; fallout; eBird musings
5/23/19 5:45 pm Steve Getty <sgetty...> [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night Heron, El Paso County
5/23/19 5:16 pm coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] San Juan County owl
5/23/19 5:00 pm 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope [Weld]
5/23/19 4:20 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/23/19
5/23/19 4:07 pm Peter Burke <peterburke...> [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope, Cassin's Kingbird continue at Lagerman Res., Boulder Cty.
5/23/19 2:46 pm Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...> [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
5/23/19 2:21 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] West Centennial Arrivals and Lingerers (Arapahoe)
5/23/19 2:13 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
5/23/19 1:52 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Migrants, CSR, El Paso Co, THurs
5/23/19 1:42 pm Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report- Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso)- 5/23
5/23/19 11:45 am Mail.indra.com <elena...> [cobirds] More lark buntings, Rock Creek
5/23/19 11:42 am Mail.indra.com <elena...> [cobirds] Lark Buntings at Rock Creek Open Space, Boulder County
5/23/19 9:49 am James McCall <tickedshorthair...> [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
5/23/19 7:46 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
5/23/19 7:43 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope [Weld]
5/23/19 3:32 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 23, 2019
5/22/19 8:14 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Mexican Duck and others - Louisville
5/22/19 6:29 pm Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> [cobirds] Re: Photo ID appreciated
5/22/19 5:59 pm Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/22/19
5/22/19 4:44 pm Ric <ricolson...> [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
5/22/19 4:26 pm Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Re: Multiple Western Tanagers, Douglas County
5/22/19 3:38 pm Michael T <raptordefender...> [cobirds] Re: San Juan County owling
5/22/19 3:17 pm Rob Sparks <robsparks...> [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
5/22/19 2:41 pm Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...> [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report- Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso) 5/22
5/22/19 2:23 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] Marston
5/22/19 2:01 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] West end of Marston Reservoir, Denver County
5/22/19 1:28 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Tennessee Warbler, et. al., CSR, El Paso Co, WED
5/22/19 1:18 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Re: Western Tanagers - Arapahoe/Littleton/Centennial
5/22/19 12:52 pm 'Bill Prather' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Mystery Raptor - Fort Collins
5/22/19 12:31 pm Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] central Bldr Cnty: tanager swarm & other news
5/22/19 12:19 pm Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> [cobirds] Today's rarities (Larimer)
5/22/19 12:13 pm 'Rosanne Juergens' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Western Tanagers - Arapahoe/Littleton/Centennial
5/22/19 11:37 am David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Mystery Raptor - Fort Collins
5/22/19 11:22 am 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Fwd: [cobirds] Swainsons, Crow valley, Pawnee grasslands
5/22/19 11:10 am 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Swainsons, Crow valley, Pawnee grasslands
5/22/19 10:04 am snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> [cobirds] Crow Valley Campground (Weld) 5/22
5/22/19 9:16 am Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Multiple Western Tanagers, Douglas County
5/22/19 8:06 am Roger Linfield <rplinfield...> [cobirds] San Juan County owling
5/22/19 7:35 am 'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Marston res, west side. Denver county
5/22/19 7:06 am Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> [cobirds] Marston White-rumped sandpiper continues 5/22/2019
5/22/19 4:14 am Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Yellow-rumped (hybrid?) ID help please (Boulder county)
5/21/19 11:35 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5/21/19 8:49 pm Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> [cobirds] Photo ID appreciated
5/21/19 6:01 pm macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Blue Grosbeaks galore, SE Co
5/21/19 4:25 pm Sam Fason <scfason...> [cobirds] Chico Basin 5/21
5/21/19 4:14 pm Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...> [cobirds] Yellow-rumped (hybrid?) ID help please (Boulder county)
5/21/19 3:41 pm Dave Hyde <pink-beam...> [cobirds] Lark Bunting, Larimer Cty
5/21/19 3:12 pm Rob Sparks <robsparks...> [cobirds] Baltimore Oriole/Larimer
5/21/19 2:38 pm John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope-Boulder County
5/21/19 1:38 pm Ed Baker <ednbonniebaker...> [cobirds] Dillon, Summit County, CO
5/21/19 1:18 pm Becky Campbell <3rdgenbirder...> [cobirds] Orchard Oriole Arapahoe - New Yard Bird
5/21/19 12:11 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: What hunger will drive hummers to tolerate -- Boulder
5/21/19 9:28 am Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...> [cobirds] What hunger will drive hummers to tolerate -- Boulder
5/21/19 5:04 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Revised easier to read on phone smaller Font RBA Tuesday, May, 21, 2019
5/21/19 12:39 am 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5/20/19 7:29 pm Ann Donoghue <ardonoghue...> Re: [cobirds] Oriole palooza...but what is this one?
5/20/19 6:58 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Stilt Sandpipers, Boulder County, May 20
5/20/19 6:42 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Blue Grosbeaks galore, SE Co
5/20/19 5:03 pm 'Larry' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Oriole palooza...but what is this one?
5/20/19 4:56 pm Ann Donoghue <ardonoghue...> [cobirds] Oriole palooza...but what is this one?
5/20/19 4:35 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] Ovenbird, Bewick's Wren at Aiken Preserve on 5-16, Found Binos
5/20/19 4:23 pm David Smith <dabsmt1...> [cobirds] 80+ Phalarope, Black Tern, more - Lagerrman Res - Longmont
5/20/19 4:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] 14 species at Chico Basin Ranch, Pueblo Co. 5/20
5/20/19 3:42 pm Steve Getty <sgetty...> [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bear Creek Park), El Paso County
5/20/19 3:34 pm Cole Sage <colesage03...> [cobirds] Probable Sedge Wren, Arapahoe County
5/20/19 2:45 pm Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> [cobirds] Sanderlings, Marston, Denver CO
5/20/19 11:40 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Indigo Bunting, et. al, CSR, El Paso Co, Mon
5/20/19 11:27 am Linda M <rockies1...> [cobirds] Re: Western Tanagers in Fort Collins (Larimer)
5/20/19 8:27 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] 3rd Annual Weld County 100 Full Report
5/20/19 8:22 am Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...> Re: [cobirds] Western Tanagers in Fort Collins (Larimer)
5/20/19 8:20 am kickback <bill_kosar...> Re: [cobirds] El Paso county Bird ID assistance request
5/20/19 8:17 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] tanagers in prairie on 5/20
5/20/19 7:51 am Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...> [cobirds] Good Migration Conditions Today
5/20/19 7:41 am <bbeatty7704...> RE: [cobirds] Western Tanagers in Fort Collins (Larimer)
5/20/19 7:10 am KEVIN <rumeryjk...> Re: [cobirds] El Paso county Bird ID assistance request
5/20/19 7:10 am Jon Webb <cordillerasales...> Re: [cobirds] El Paso county Bird ID assistance request
5/20/19 6:08 am Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...> [cobirds] Good Migration Conditions Today
5/20/19 5:39 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Mourning Warbler - Pueblo Co
5/20/19 5:31 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] El Paso county Bird ID assistance request
5/20/19 5:30 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] CANADA WARBLER - Pueblo Co.
5/20/19 5:25 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird for Monday, May 20, 2019
 
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Date: 6/19/19 5:18 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: yard mystery
Re: mystery bird in Leslie of Elizabeth's yard (email address,
CenturyLinkCustomer)

The mystery bird may be a juvenile European Starling, which matches your
description.
That gray beak seems to be all wrong for a Starling, but the youngsters
don't earn
their yellow beaks until they cast off immaturity.
Joe Roller, Denver


On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM CenturyLink Customer <hankerson3...>
wrote:

> Two things new this week in my yard.
> 1) Grackles! Very used to them when I lived in suburbs & city, not so
> much in Elizabeth. We've lived in Elizabeth for almost 20 years and never
> seen them until this week.
> 2) Mystery bird. This bird did show up several weeks ago and I cannot
> find it in any of my bird books. Size of a starling, smooth medium grey
> body, grey beak, no distinguishing body marks (none) & eating worms from
> bluebird feeder. The closest I've seen is a Townsend's Solitaire, but no
> eye ring & no wing marks. Any ideas?
>
> Lots of bluebird battles. Several males appearing to battle. Houses seem
> to be far enough apart (1/2 acre) that I wouldn't think it would be the
> cause.
>
> We did have one pair of Western Tanagers that hung out about a week after
> the rest left. I've been working a lot this week so not sure if they're
> still around.
>
> Juncos never used to stick around during mating season until this year.
> Not sure where they're nesting?
>
> Not a lot of hummingbirds like earlier in the year. This may be because
> there are so many options for wildflowers as alternatives to my feeder &
> yard. Road 21 has huge patches of penstemon that they may be taking
> advantage of.
>
> Leslie
> Elizabeth, CO
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Date: 6/19/19 5:10 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


What birds are around this week? Breeding birds in their breeding habitats!


Observers have been helpful by reporting updates to COBirds. Thanks.

CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


Caspian Tern (Arapahoe, Larimer, Morgan)

Green Heron (*Broomfield)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan, Pueblo)

Baltimore Oriole (Broomfield, Denver)

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (Denver)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On June 18 a (m) Baltimore Oriole was reported at Metzger Farm Open
Space; first reported by Lauren Burke on June 17. It was paired with a
female Bullock’s Oriole. Please view from a distance.


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Cherry Creek SP by Meg Reck.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a Green Heron was reported at Big Dry Creek & Willow Run Open
Space by Chipper Phillips. This is the first eBird record for the county
since 2010.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 100-200 meters up McClintock Trail from the stone bridge.
First reported on June 11 by Peter Gent.





DENVER COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a (m) BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was reported at Fort Logan Cemetery,
at the small pond just south of Kenyon Ave. Park in the cemetery OR in the
small parking lot on Kenyon on the south side of Bear Creek Park and go
through a gap in the fence into the Cemetery to the nearby pond. First
found by Douglas Kibbe on June 14.

—-On June 12 a Baltimore Oriole was reported from First Creek at DEN Open
Space by Eric Dinkel. There are no previous eBird records of this species
elsewhere in Denver County, but this is the third year in a row one has
graced this spot.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Arapahoe Bend Natural
Area--fishing ponds and trails by Andy Bankert.


MONTROSE COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a Least Flycatcher was reported at the Ute Indian Museum in
the town of Montrose by Laura Steadman. First county record.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd; first seen
by Evan Carlson on June 10.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; reported by Dave and
Ann Jones on May 22.



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


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 23

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte…@AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Lair o’ the Bear Park*

Sunday, June 23

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk…@gmail.com or 303-885-6955)


*Mt. Evans area via Squaw Pass Rd.*

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 - 4:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek…@msn.com or 303-329-8646)

Note that this trip is full and there are four on the waiting list.


Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9…@gmail.com

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Date: 6/18/19 6:31 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Thank you, CFO!


Congrats and thanks to CFO for the wonderful Montrose convention. Officers,
board, volunteers, keynote (great!), convention center, food, vendors, and
especially, field trip leaders--very professional and what a bargain--free!

What I heard about this convention, "Better than ever!"

Took lots of pics, but here is one of my favorites, the elusive Virginia
Warbler, at the south rim campground, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National
Park.
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

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Date: 6/18/19 5:26 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds.
Thanks.


CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


Caspian Tern (Arapahoe, Larimer)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Pueblo)

Baltimore Oriole (*Broomfield, Denver)

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (*Denver)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Northern Parula (Las Animas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe, *Boulder)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Cherry Creek SP by Meg Reck.

—-On June 12 a (f) Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported south of Byers,
where Arapahoe CR 42 (Knudtson Rd) crosses a small tributary of Rattlesnake
Creek, just east of CR 181, by David Suddjian.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 100-200 meters up McClintock Trail from the stone bridge.
First reported on June 11 by Peter Gent.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—-On May 17 a (m) Baltimore Oriole was reported at Metzger Farm Open Space
by Lauren Burke. It was paired with a female Bullock’s Oriole. Please view
from a distance.


DENVER COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a (m) BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was reported in the far NE corner of
Fort Logan Cemetery, at the small pond just south of Kenyon Ave. First
found by Douglas Kibbe on June 14.

—-On June 12 a Baltimore Oriole was reported from First Creek at DEN Open
Space by Eric Dinkel. There are no previous eBird records elsewhere in
Denver County, but this is the third year in a row this oriole has graced
this spot.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Arapahoe Bend Natural
Area--fishing ponds and trails by Andy Bankert.


LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a singing Northern Parula was reported from Trinidad by Tim
Crisler. Try the northwest quadrangle of the intersection of Main & Maple
St.


MONTROSE COUNTY:

—-On June 17 a Least Flycatcher was reported from the Ute Indian Museum in
the town of Montrose by Laura Steadman. First county record.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd; first seen
by Evan Carlson on June 10.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; first reported by
Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.



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


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 23

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte…@AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Lair o’ the Bear Park*

Sunday, June 23

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk…@gmail.com or 303-885-6955)


*Mt. Evans area via Squaw Pass Rd.*

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 - 4:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek…@msn.com or 303-329-8646)

Note that this trip is full and there are four on the waiting list.


Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9…@gmail.com

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Date: 6/17/19 9:19 pm
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Gunnison Sage Grouse
Hi-

I am going to be in the Gunnison area for a day next week and am going to
do some road birding in the hope of a random encounter with a Gunnison
Sage-grouse.

I know that they can be hard to find outside of lek season and I fully
understand the sensitive nature of both the species and information
regarding it.

Rest assured that I will not go chasing after any birds I see or create any
disturbance beyond driving down a public road.

With that said, does anyone have any suggestions regarding which public
road might offer the best chance of seeing one and what time of day might
be optimal? eBird data provides only a clue as to the general area, but
nothing more granular than that.

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Thanks,

Andrew Melnykovych

Louisville, Kentucky (it's the one that pronounced Loo-ah-vul, not
Lewis-ville ;-) )

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Date: 6/17/19 9:18 pm
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Subject: [cobirds] Continuing Chestnut-sided Warbler
Still present this morning, same location, 0.10 mile on the McClintock Trail, Chautauqua Park.
Jane Baryames
Boulder CO
Boulder County

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Date: 6/17/19 3:35 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gray Vireo in Bent County
Birders,

I have been looking for Gray Vireos in Bent County for decades. I
finally found a male singing on territory today. It was just south of
Road J, 2.6 miles west of the south entrance to Setchfield SWA. If
approaching from the east on Road J, ascend the switchback (!) to the
mesa top, drive east through an unforested area, cross a red cattle
guard, and start descending on the road. Look for low cliff bands on
both sides of the road, dense juniper growth, and abundant deciduous
shrub growth below the junipers. I was unable to photograph the bird due
to private property issues.

I have tried to sort through the micro-habitat needs of this species in
Southeast Colorado, and have come up with some variables. At most sites
I've seen them in Las Animas and Otero Counties, they have favored
north-facing hillsides, where trees are taller and closer together.
Almost every site has had rock outcrops within view of where the birds
are seen. Finally, an understory of deciduous shrubs seems to be
essential. The juniper forests I've surveyed elsewhere in Bent County
miss one, two, or three of these variables. The site where I found the
Gray Vireo today had all three.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 6/17/19 12:22 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Indigo Bunting(s?), Mesa County
This morning there was at least one and probably more male Indigo Buntings
singing near the 40-foot waterfall in Big Dominguez Canyon in Mesa County.
This is about 4 miles from the trailhead. To get there, you will pass
through one or two active Gray Vireo territories. At least two Lazuli
Buntings were singing within half a mile of the trailhead.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 6/17/19 10:56 am
From: Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Ute Indian Museum, Montrose
Birded the Ute Indian Museum grounds in Montrose this morning. There was a
least flycatcher calling from the northeast corner (on the opposite side of
the road from the museum itself.

Laura Steadman
Boulder

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Date: 6/17/19 8:56 am
From: Lauren Burke <theburkes73...>
Subject: [cobirds] Baltimore & Bullock’s Oriole pair at Metzger Farm, Adams County
Good Morning!

I haven’t seen this posted and didn’t see it on the rare bird alert list so am posting now.

Not found by me, but there is a male Baltimore Oriole nesting with a female Bullock’s Oriole at Metzger Farm. I was invited out to see it this morning-and it was awesome! Both birds were visible quite a bit. It looked to me like they may already be feeding chicks. Couldn’t hear them yet, but I’m sure you’ll be able to as they grow.

The Baltimore was found by Gary Bowen. I’m not sure when it was first seen.

The nest is just off the trail near the Farm house, on the south side. The birds vocalize fairly regularly so should be easy to find. We tried not to get too close-Gary felt that the birds got a bit skittish if folks got too near the nest.

Not rare for them to hybridize I suppose-but rare for right here!

Lauren

Lauren Burke
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Date: 6/17/19 7:04 am
From: Maureen Blackford <mblackford...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
Hi Brian
I’ve been contacted regarding identification ...

It’s an adult female broad-tailed hummingbird.

Always something to learn in this hobby
: )

Maureen Blackford
Boulder County

> On Jun 16, 2019, at 6:59 PM, mblackford <mblackford...> wrote:
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> Hello Brian
> Your pictures are of a juvenile, male broad-tailed hummingbird. The red gorge is starting to come in.
> The wingtips are shorter than the tail, i.e, the tail projects beyond the wingtips. This is another diagnostic feature of the broad-tailed hummingbird.
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> Maureen Blackford
> Boulder County
> Hello BrianYour pictures are of a juvenile, male broad-tailed hummingbird. The red gorge is starting to come in.The wingtips are shorter than the tail, i.e, the tail projects beyond the wingtips. This is another diagnostic feature of the broad-tailed hummingbird. Maureen BlackfordBoulder County
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> Date: 6/16/19 3:20 PM (GMT-07:00)
> To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
>
> Hi, all - this hummingbird has been visiting our feeder for about two weeks. I'd love to get some identification help!
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> Bryan Arnold
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Date: 6/17/19 5:41 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 17, 2019.
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds.
Thanks.


CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

Caspian Tern (*Arapahoe, *Larimer, Morgan)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan, *Pueblo)

Baltimore Oriole (Denver)

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (Denver)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Northern Parula (Las Animas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe, *Boulder)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Cherry Creek SP by Meg Reck.

—-On June 12 a (f) Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported south of Byers,
where Arapahoe CR 42 (Knudtson Rd) crosses a small tributary of Rattlesnake
Creek, just east of CR 181, by David Suddjian.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 80 yds up McClintock Trail from the stone bridge. First
reported on June 11 by Peter Gent.


DENVER COUNTY:

—-On June 15 a (m) BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was reported at the small pond just
north of Kenyon Ave in Bear Creek Park, just outside the far NE corner of
Fort Logan Cemetery. It could not be found in the area by multiple
observers on June 16. First found by Douglas Kibbe in the Cemetery on June
14.

—-On June 12 a Baltimore Oriole was reported from First Creek at DEN Open
Space by Eric Dinkel. There are no previous eBird records of this species
elsewhere in Denver County, but this is the third year in a row one has
graced this spot.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a Caspian Tern was reported at Arapahoe Bend Natural
Area--fishing ponds and trails by Andy Bankert.

—On June 11 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
It was first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29 at the pond north of Larimer
CR 60, but there have been no reports after June 11. Drive about 1/4 mile
east of Morris Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the
north side of the road. Usually it is in the NW corner of the lake, near a
drowned tree.


LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a singing Northern Parula was reported from Trinidad by Tim
Crisler. Try the northwest quadrangle of the intersection of Main & Maple
St.


MORGAN COUNTY:

—-On June 11 (2) Caspian Terns were reported at Brush Prairie Ponds SWA
(Pond #1) by Chuck Hundertmark.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 16 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd; first seen
by Evan Carlson on June 10.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; reported by Dave and
Ann Jones on May 22.



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


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 23

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte…@AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Lair o’ the Bear Park*

Sunday, June 23

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk…@gmail.com or 303-885-6955)



Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

Jroller9…@gmail.com

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Date: 6/16/19 6:00 pm
From: mblackford <mblackford...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County
Hello BrianYour pictures are of a juvenile, male broad-tailed hummingbird.   The red gorge is starting to come in.The wingtips are shorter than the tail, i.e, the tail projects beyond the wingtips.  This is another diagnostic feature of the broad-tailed hummingbird.  Maureen BlackfordBoulder County
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Date: 6/16/19 3:33 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
At this time of year there are usually hundreds of Western Grebes at Barr
Lake. Yesterday I didn't see a one. The park manager said she has seen a
couple. This is very strange and I would also guess it's attributable to
the weather. Maybe they all went to John Martin reservoir.
Ira Sanders
Golden

On Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 1:18 pm Bill Miller, <bill5mcorp...> wrote:

> Cobirders -
>
> I wouldn't get all stressed out about SW flights of nighthawks, nor the
> lateness of their appearance. We've had a colder-than-usual spring and
> weird weather patters to our south that really messed up migration this
> year. Various species seemed to come through Colorado in waves, i.e.,
> Western Tanagers. One report from a bird bander working with the Bird
> Conservancy reported that some birds arrived with adequate fat in their
> bodies while others arrived with very little body fat. Various species,
> such as the tanagers, were lingering longer than usual, stoking up on suet
> and anything else available, as if they had been on short rations prior to
> their arrival.
>
> I suspect that what appears to be a later than usual arrival of Common
> Nighthawks can be attributed to the lingering cold weather either delaying
> the hatching of flying insects or keeping them on the ground and in trees,
> thus depriving nighthawks of their prey. No prey, no appearance.
>
> My two cents worth.
>
> Bill Miller
> Fort Collins
>
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 5:33 PM 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <
> <cobirds...> wrote:
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>> Speaking of nighthawks....
>> I was birding near Crow Valley with my son last week. A few nighthawks
>> we’re flying, we saw 2 still snoozing in trees and on a post, even just an
>> hour before sunset. We were hunting for a visual of some singing bird and
>> once we found it, a mockingbird, we were watching it go through it’s reper
>> when a nighthawk flew over and called. The mockingbird immediately imitated
>> it for a couple seconds and then moved on to its next song! To immediately
>> switch from one song to a nighthawk call! It was one of those unbelievable
>> moments when I marveled at the design by the Creator.
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Date: 6/16/19 2:20 pm
From: modise <modise...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbird ID help - Jefferson County


Hi, all - this hummingbird has been visiting our feeder for about two
weeks. I'd love to get some identification help!


Bryan Arnold

Woodmar Square, Littleton, Jeffco



[image: IMG_3714.JPG]

[image: IMG_3713.JPG]


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Date: 6/16/19 12:19 pm
From: Bill Miller <bill5mcorp...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
Cobirders -

I wouldn't get all stressed out about SW flights of nighthawks, nor the
lateness of their appearance. We've had a colder-than-usual spring and
weird weather patters to our south that really messed up migration this
year. Various species seemed to come through Colorado in waves, i.e.,
Western Tanagers. One report from a bird bander working with the Bird
Conservancy reported that some birds arrived with adequate fat in their
bodies while others arrived with very little body fat. Various species,
such as the tanagers, were lingering longer than usual, stoking up on suet
and anything else available, as if they had been on short rations prior to
their arrival.

I suspect that what appears to be a later than usual arrival of Common
Nighthawks can be attributed to the lingering cold weather either delaying
the hatching of flying insects or keeping them on the ground and in trees,
thus depriving nighthawks of their prey. No prey, no appearance.

My two cents worth.

Bill Miller
Fort Collins

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> Speaking of nighthawks....
> I was birding near Crow Valley with my son last week. A few nighthawks
> we’re flying, we saw 2 still snoozing in trees and on a post, even just an
> hour before sunset. We were hunting for a visual of some singing bird and
> once we found it, a mockingbird, we were watching it go through it’s reper
> when a nighthawk flew over and called. The mockingbird immediately imitated
> it for a couple seconds and then moved on to its next song! To immediately
> switch from one song to a nighthawk call! It was one of those unbelievable
> moments when I marveled at the design by the Creator.
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Date: 6/16/19 11:05 am
From: Eric Dinkel <endinkel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler still present
Bird still here. Singing a lot at noon time. Beautiful looks

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Date: 6/16/19 10:16 am
From: David Chartier <davidchartier45...>
Subject: [cobirds] Blue-winged warbler, NO
Attempted to find blue-winged warbler at Ft Logan National Cemetery this
morning along with others. No luck.

David Chartier
Colorado Springs

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Date: 6/15/19 7:07 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gray Vireo nest in Otero County
Birders,

I went to Picketwire Canyon in the Comanche National Grasslands in Otero
County today. I drove to the Withers Canyon Trailhead in the Comanche
National Grasslands from La Junta, and descended the steep trail into
Withers Canyon. I was able to document a Gray Vireo nest, a probable
first documented nest of the species in Otero County. I am purposely not
giving more precise directions to the nest. COBBA II found this rare
species in only 8 priority blocks in SE Colorado, with no nest
confirmations, indicating the local rarity of this species. More
surprising to me, I had two additional Gray Vireos in Withers Canyon,
including one very close to the trailhead. I had not encountered the
species here before, although I've seen them upstream along the
Purgatoire River on private property. If birders go there, I need to
emphasize that vocal playback should not be used on this very localized
and sensitive species.

At the junction of Withers and Picketwire Canyons, there is a sign
indicating the trailhead is 0.9 miles, and distances are given to the
Spanish Cemetery, Dinosaur Tracks and Roarke Ranch. Within 100 feet of
this sign, I had a pair of Black-throated Sparrows, rare and local here.
More common Canyon Country specialties were present, including
Rufous-crowned Sparrow.

Respectfully,

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 6/15/19 4:08 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Russian-olive and birds
The popular paradigm in Colorado, especially along the Front Range, regarding Russian-olive for the past few decades, maybe longer, has been that this tree is evil. It is particularly regarded as such by many natural resource agencies and some environmental groups. Anyone who watches birds carefully, however, knows this tree has considerable value to birds. Like everything in life, how we look at this tree and let the resultant judgment inform our actions " depends on the situation".

Another popular paradigm is that native anything is better than exotic/non-native anything. I guess my view is that the train left the station a loooooooooong time ago regarding keeping our landscapes populated with all natives. Our urban plantscapes are probably 95% exotic, most of our so-called "wild" environments over 50% exotic. Yes, we should favor natives, and in general strive to improve the situation when we can, but it usually comes down to practicality and the m-word ($). In almost all instances, there isn't enough labor or financial resources to make a dent in restoring large areas to a mostly native state. My own thinking has evolved to one of "picking battles" and being realistic about how our fauna adjusts to the altered habitats in which it finds itself attempting to survive.

Regarding exotic plants, and the given that our resources are limited, I have been urging garden groups, natural resource groups, birders, etc. to document how birds and other wildlife are using all our plants. Specifically, what is going on? Who, what, where and when? Which battles should we pick? Which exotics have ecological utility? Which plants are truly the worst of the worst. We all have cell phones with nice camera capabilities. Many of us have point and shoots with impressive zoom features. Many of us also have digital bazookas that go up to 300, even 600, mm. Like they say at "Home Depot", we can do this. We can document usage of native and exotic plants by our beloved birds, and in so doing, arm our emotions with facts when we see things like tree cutting that at least at the knee-jerk level, feels "wrong". What if hell froze over and the agencies came to us for advice? Cut, don't cut, plant this, don't plant that, what?

I have been accused of "defending" Russian-olive. I suppose that is understandable. Really, what I think I've been trying to do is point out objectively that, indeed, this tree is utilized in a lot of important ways by a lot of different bird species in all seasons of the year. I DO NOT THINK IT IS THE WORST TREE ON THE PLANET, NOR DO I THINK IT IS THE BEST. I agree with Arvind and others who think there is hard evidence of its utility to breeders, migrants and wintering species. To be fair, in a perfect world if we had the ability to eradicate it from certain situations (stretches of riparian habitat along the Arkansas River come to mind), keep it out long term and replace it with "better" species like willow and cottonwood, the whole of biodiversity would probably be better served. But the reality of what I have seen well-intentioned natural resource agency projects do amounts to "shock and awe". Lots of action, lots of "boys with toys", 20% of the olives missed to repopulate the area right back to what it was within 10 years, little to no replacement plantings with "better" species, certainly no money to establish (i.e., water) the few "better" trees that might have been planted, and in the meantime drastically dumbed down aesthetics and bird usage.

The following would be my personal observations regarding bird use by Russian-olive:
.Heavy consumption of the fruits late summer, autumn, winter and early spring by certain species (flicker, starling, robin, waxwings, bluebirds, wood duck, yellow-rumped warbler).
.Incidental, sometimes significant, use by a large number of other species including a lot of so-called "insectivores" that utilize the sugary pulp of the fruits for quick energy during migration (big flycatchers, mimic thrushes, thrushes, vireos, grouse, grosbeaks, finches, cardinals, corvids, sparrows, doves, woodpeckers including sapsuckers).
.While a lack of insects has been one of the knocks against Russian-olive compared to native trees, it does have an aphid that is highly sought after by migrant songbirds, including stray eastern warblers, particularly in late autumn when other tree crown insects are sparse because the other tree species have mostly already dropped their leaves. The tree also has insect visitors to the flowers and supports a few wood-boring beetles that woodpeckers go after.
.Olive thickets can be feeding/hiding/roosting havens for certain secretive birds like hermit thrush and varied thrush, long-eared owl and even northern pygmy-owl at low elevation.
.Olive thickets can be preferred nesting sites for northern cardinal, yellow-billed cuckoo, mimic thrushes, chat and others.

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Yes, I think many (most?) of the recent olive-eradication efforts on public land have been: 1) well-intentioned, 2) based on shaky "science", if any and 3) poorly executed on the basis of both the actions performed (incomplete, dinged up retained vegetation, ruined visitor experience) and not enough money to carry out further actions that would actually enhance chances the limited actions performed could achieve a worthy objective.

Some of the problem stems from a lack of knowledge gleaned from published and personal experience about non-game bird biology in the Interior West. This is especially true within agencies funded solely by hunting and fishing license fees (the real problem being a legislature that forces them to fund themselves). Some of the problem is agencies contracting out work to novice entities (see Duane's description of what happened at Wood Thrush Grove, or what I witness all the time at Grandview Cemetery with the ditch company telling the cemetery to use their citizen work crews with community service debts to "get rid of woody vegetation along the ditch however you can, or else we'll do it with chemicals"). Some of the problem is agencies not knowing user groups like us exist, or that we might know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two, or that we could be something more than an upset constituency they have to maneuver around.

The good news is that these sites will struggle along and recover, olives are probably here to stay, and birds will still use them. The agencies are populated with mostly good people doing mostly the best they can under the particular constraints, bosses and policies that define their jobs. I would urge birders to establish individual relationships with these folks and work away at improving things one person, one project at a time. And like Chuck suggested, we need to be rational, calm, constructive and well-informed, regardless of how much what we see upsets us and our favorite places. I need to read my own advice here over and over, because lately, especially during my last visit to Crow Valley Campground, I haven't done very well with it.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/15/19 12:50 pm
From: Carl Starace <castarace...>
Subject: [cobirds] BIRDERS TAKE NOTE of DATE CHANGE ! Boulder County Audubon's "CARIBOU RANCH WALK" Originally set for next SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd, has been RESCHEDULED !
The NEW DATE for the Caribou Ranch Walk is Saturday, July 6th. We will meet
at the Caribou Ranch parking area at 7:30 am. Thanks and Good
Birding, Carl in Niwot

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Date: 6/15/19 12:07 pm
From: Leslie <leslie.smith.coleman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
Bird continues as of 11:30, but rarely singing and rather skulky. Enter through the “wildlife corridor” sign on the break in the fence just south of the parking lot on Kenyon. Then walk right around the small pond and up toward the headstones to the south and the gravel access road. Bird was moving between large bushes interspersed with Russian olives. Screenshot of approximate location below.

Leslie Coleman
Denver

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> On Jun 15, 2019, at 8:31 AM, Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...> wrote:
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> Bird continues in same area as of 8:30AM. Great views. Poor photo opportunities.
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Date: 6/15/19 12:07 pm
From: Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Sparrows everywhere! Boulder Community Gardens, Boulder County
Which gardens were you at? Zamia, Jay, Cherry or Hawthorn? I'd give my eye
teeth to get a pic of a bluebird - yours was great. Thx - Marcia Wade

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:39:06 PM UTC-6, Richard Trinkner wrote:
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> Well, first I was excited by the Mallard. I've been wanting a good photo
> of a mallard in my favorite patch, the Boulder Community Gardens.
>
> But then, the sparrows!
>
> I've been birding the Boulder Community Gardens in urban North Boulder
> regularly for over 20 years, and until today, the most species I had ever
> seen in a day was 22. But this evening: 35 species! And, did I mention the
> sparrows?
>
> Sparrows! They were absolutely everywhere. I literally nearly stepped on
> some. The low clouds and intermittent rain dropped the weary migrants to
> the ground. Everywhere I turned, a half dozen sprang from my feet: big
> ones, little ones, usual ones, exotic ones, old friends, and complete
> strangers.
>
> I really couldn't count the Chipping Sparrows. There were at least 50, but
> if you told me there were, say, 200, I'd have believed you. Keep in mind,
> these gardens are only about the size of a football field.
>
> Sparrow species:
>
> Chipping Sparrow (zillions)
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow (5, first ever for the gardens)
> Lark Bunting (1 female, first ever for the gardens)
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee (3!, including one that absolutely strutted for
> photos, refusing to skulk with his brethren; also first ever)
> Spotted Towhee
>
> And in between goggling at sparrows, I spotted Western Bluebirds, Cedar
> Waxwings, Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow Warbler, and Yellow-rumped
> Warbler, Say's Phoebe, Dusky Flycatcher, and a host of the usual suspects.
>
> Here's the checklist, with photos:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55985275
>
> Cheers, and hello from the sparrows --
>
> Richard Trinkner
> Boulder
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Date: 6/15/19 7:43 am
From: Michael Lester <mlester126...>
Subject: [cobirds] JeffCo: Broad-winged Hawk— Coal Creek Canyon
Hi all,

I’m not sure if this has been previously reported, but there is a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk calling from the top of a bare tree along Plainview Rd at Coal Creek Canyon. It is along the creek, just downstream from the first bridge north of Hwy 72.

Michael Lester
Littleton

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Date: 6/15/19 7:31 am
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
Bird continues in same area as of 8:30AM. Great views. Poor photo opportunities.

Art Hudak
City of Denver
County of Denver

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Date: 6/15/19 5:00 am
From: Crystal Wilson, Englewood, Co <kalistongue...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
The bird is still present as of 5:15 this morning. Repeatedly calling, easily found. It was traveling back and forth between willows near the big storm sewer and an elm tree to the south near the graves.

Crystal Wilson Englewood

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Date: 6/15/19 4:40 am
From: Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cedar waxwings
I just saw three cedar waxwings at Hecla Lake (6/13). Two adults and a
juvenile were in a half-dead tree on east end of lake. The juvenile is the
first one I saw, and I thought it was an adult until another, bigger
waxwing flew into the tree and started feeding it, soon joined by another
adult. Much to my delight I got pictures - I've been looking for those
birds since I first saw them here two years ago at my feeders. Also at
Hecla tonight, the great blue heron pair is now sitting on eggs. Isn't it
a little late for them to just be starting a family?? Their nest is on a
platform on a small island in the lake, and for some reason there also is a
big white egg on the gravel at the west end of the island. It cannot be
the GBHs' unless the female flew down and laid it there (and I think it's
too big, too) - it cannot have fallen there b/c it's too far away from
platform. The only thing I can think of is one of the pelicans is having
another shot at it (they abandoned 6 eggs nearby earlier this season). I
hope the GBHs succeed in raising their brood - the bald eagles here have
been wreaking havoc on the smaller birds' nests, and I understand they will
attack GBHs; recently two were observed ripping a red winged blackbird nest
out of a tree onto the gound and eating and/or flying away with the
nestlings.

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Date: 6/14/19 6:20 pm
From: Michael Lester <mlester126...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
Hi all,

I just heard (calling) and saw the Blue-winged Warbler in the elm at the edge of the cleared area on the west side of the pond. Flew into the thicker willows at the SW corner of the pond.

Michael Lester
Littleton


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> On Jun 14, 2019, at 5:35 PM, Cole Sage <colesage03...> wrote:
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> Forgot to saw I am
> Cole Sage,Denver
>
>> On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM Cole Sage <colesage03...> wrote:
>> Just had the Blue-winged Warbler with Frank Farrell and Beth Sage on the south end of pond along the access road right next to the big cottonwood.
>>
>>> On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> wrote:
>>> This morning I briefly saw a Blue-winged Warbler in the thick brush surrounding a small pond on the Cemetery property.
>>> The pond is due south of the Bear Creek Park parking lot on W. Kenyon Avenue (midway between S. Sheridan Blvd. and S. Lowell Blvd.).
>>> The area can be accessed from the cemetery but is most easily reached by parking in the lot on W. Kenyon Ave. and walking south across the avenue. Be aware there are many Yellow Warblers in the area as well. Be aware also that the area swarms with homeless people and that vehicles have been broken into at the lot.
>>> Doug Kibbe, CWB
>>> Littleton, Co.
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Date: 6/14/19 4:35 pm
From: Cole Sage <colesage03...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
Forgot to saw I am
Cole Sage,Denver

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM Cole Sage <colesage03...> wrote:

> Just had the Blue-winged Warbler with Frank Farrell and Beth Sage on the
> south end of pond along the access road right next to the big cottonwood.
>
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> wrote:
>
>> This morning I briefly saw a Blue-winged Warbler in the thick brush
>> surrounding a small pond on the Cemetery property.
>> The pond is due south of the Bear Creek Park parking lot on W. Kenyon
>> Avenue (midway between S. Sheridan Blvd. and S. Lowell Blvd.).
>> The area can be accessed from the cemetery but is most easily reached by
>> parking in the lot on W. Kenyon Ave. and walking south across the avenue.
>> Be aware there are many Yellow Warblers in the area as well. Be aware also
>> that the area swarms with homeless people and that vehicles have been
>> broken into at the lot.
>> Doug Kibbe, CWB
>> Littleton, Co.
>>
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Date: 6/14/19 3:57 pm
From: Cole Sage <colesage03...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
Just had the Blue-winged Warbler with Frank Farrell and Beth Sage on the
south end of pond along the access road right next to the big cottonwood.

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> wrote:

> This morning I briefly saw a Blue-winged Warbler in the thick brush
> surrounding a small pond on the Cemetery property.
> The pond is due south of the Bear Creek Park parking lot on W. Kenyon
> Avenue (midway between S. Sheridan Blvd. and S. Lowell Blvd.).
> The area can be accessed from the cemetery but is most easily reached by
> parking in the lot on W. Kenyon Ave. and walking south across the avenue.
> Be aware there are many Yellow Warblers in the area as well. Be aware also
> that the area swarms with homeless people and that vehicles have been
> broken into at the lot.
> Doug Kibbe, CWB
> Littleton, Co.
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Date: 6/14/19 3:25 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher singing at Lory State Park (LARIMER)
For the second year in a row I've observed a Least Flycatcher singing on
the Well Gulch Trail in Lory State Park in June. Same location as last
year; possibly or probably the same individual. Near interpretive sign post
#5, south of the trail. His singing was relentless this morning. He seems
to be a courageous or confused fellow, or both. I alternately admire and
feel sorry for him given the low odds of successfully finding a mate in
this location. I wish I had such pluck and determination.

John Shenot
Fort Collins, CO

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Date: 6/14/19 2:30 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Tamarack
Hi all

Did a scholarly search of "russian olive birds" for fun ... results:

- https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ecs2.2756
- https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rra.2713
- https://www.jstor.org/stable/3784489?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
-
https://bioone.org/journals/The-Wilson-Journal-of-Ornithology/volume-113/issue-4/0043-5643(2001)113[0452:BBUOAN]2.0.CO;2/Breeding-Bird-Use-of-and-Nesting-Success-in-Exotic-Russian/10.1676/0043-5643(2001)113[0452:BBUOAN]2.0.CO;2.full
- https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_journals/2016/rmrs_2016_sing_s002.pdf
-
https://bioone.org/journals/Northwest-Science/volume-86/issue-1/046.086.0104/Bird-Community-Response-to-Vegetation-Cover-and-Composition-in-Riparian/10.3955/046.086.0104.full
- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196319300424

Hope this adds to the conversation ...

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



On Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:01:13 AM UTC-6, Steven Mlodinow wrote:
>
> Greetings
>
> Russian Olive removal, ironically to preserve riparian habitat, is on
> another part of ranch. There is electric fencing- which keeps the cattle
> corralled within the riparian. The trampling and eating of understory brush
> will severely damage habitat for Bell’s Vireo, chats, etc. There’s a reason
> this portion has nearly all of the Bells at Tamarack
>
> Best
> Steve Mlodinow
> Longmont
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/14/19 2:19 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks, Larimer County, Reservoir Ridge
Two beautiful male bobolinks were on a fence together on the path near Overland Drive, Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Fort Collins, about 10 this morning. They flew and chased each other and came back to the fence, only to fly off again.
Further along on the same path, near the marsh and pond south of the trail, there is a lone cottonwood. Two adult red-tailed hawks were seen there, one sitting in the tree, the other circling overhead. Near the top of the tree two chicks were standing up on the edge of a nest. I distinctly heard one say “will someone come and teach us how to fly, please!”

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins, Larimer County

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Date: 6/14/19 2:18 pm
From: 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
My opinion is that Russian Olive removal is most-often ill-informed and misguided from a biological and practical standpoint, and as several people have already pointed out, destroys non-game bird habitat.  Unfortunately few biologists seem to want to acknowledge that Russian Olives play an important role for neotropical migrants during stopover, provide critical nesting habitat for endangered western yellow-billed cuckoos and other birds like bells vireo, yellow-breasted chat, blue grosbeak and others, and that it’s fruit is consumed by countless species of native birds (actually Dave Leatherman counted them - something like 100 species).  It’s unfortunate that these actions are likely deemed habitat improvement.  If so, the authorities undertaking them should be accountable and able to demonstrate the improvement with data from before and after. If not, the practice should stop.
Respectfully,

Arvind PanjabiFort Collins


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On Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:05 AM, 'Migrant' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> wrote:

There is a program underway to remove all the Russian olives at Jackson SP. I am not biologically well-informed enough to know if this is an overall good idea, and I suppose we won’t know until we see the finished product. I do know, however, that they began the project by obliterating my favorite little patch in the park, a small marsh surrounded by mixed tree species (including olives) at the northwest corner of the park. This little grove always hosted a nice variety of migrants and could be counted upon for multiple warbler species. I arrived there one day to discover that all that remained was a pile of wood chips. The mature grove was completely destroyed, while of course all of the dozens of nearby small trees and seedlings were untouched. It would be nice if state personnel would at some point start consulting with knowledgeable field biologists before making some of these devastating changes to habitat on public lands.

Norm Lewis
Lakewood

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> On Jun 14, 2019, at 7:40 AM, Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Loss of important non-game bird habitat on Colorado State Wildlife Areas (SWAs) is not restricted to Northeast Colorado. There is an abundance of property with public access in Bent County, and the great bird diversity in Southeast Colorado is well known locally, nationally, and even internationally. Three SWAs in Bent County have seen habitat changes that have greatly diminished the diversity and numbers of some localized non-game birds.
>
> 1. John Martin SWA - Wood Thrush Grove. This site was on the Southeast corner of Bent County Roads 16 and JJ, and rivaled Van's Grove as a migration hotspot. I always stopped at Wood Thrush Grove whenever I was in the area during migration. As I understand it, a local power company wanted to mitigate the possible destructive impact of large trees close to power lines, and asked a local CPW worker if they could remove some branches in around 2001. Although this property is owned by the Federal Government as part of John Martin Reservoir property, USACE was not informed of the plan to remove branches. The power company removed ALL trees before USACE ordered work to stop. This site is no longer worth stopping at, or even slowing down while passing by.
>
> 2.  Karney SWA. This was a private ranch along the Fort Lyon Canal about 3 miles north of US 50, between County Roads 17 and 19. I got tantalizing glimpses of the birding potential of this area from the ditch road while scouting for the John Martin CBC many years ago. I was careful never to trespass. When stopping at the crossing of Gageby Creek and the ditch road, I regularly saw Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds in season, drawn there by the permanent stream that never froze, the stately cottonwoods, and diverse understory, a combination that always leads to good birds. When the property became a SWA a few years ago, I thought it was the best thing ever to happen to Bent County birding. Given access, I found this to be the best wintering landbird site I'd ever seen in SE Colorado. With effort, it was possible to find Hermit Thrushes, Gray Catbirds, Northern Mockingbirds, Brown Thrashers, Curve-billed Thrashers and more in the Russian Olive understory, and, on one CBC, flocks of Field Sparrows and other uncommon birds. Invasion years brought mountain birds like Steller's Jay and Mountain Chickadee. However, this bird refuge changed when CPW started to remove the understory of Russian Olive trees and salt cedar (tamarisk). Currently, there are isolated cottonwoods remaining, with large piles of branches and trees extending south from the headgate for close to 1/4 mile. Readers of cobirds may have read about this site, because of the presence of resident Eastern and Western Screech Owls together, one of the few places in the U.S. where this occurs. Karney SWA is a mere shadow of its former self.
>
> 3. Setchfield SWA. About 25 miles south of Las Animas, this is the only public access to juniper and canyon habitat in Bent County. Almost every canyon country bird species can be found here (I would refer the reader to Edition 2 of the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, where there is a summary of birds I found atlasing here). Setchfield is the least visited SWA in the state, according to the guidebook to SWAs, and I thought its remoteness and lack of amenities would keep it pristine forever. Below the broken Muddy Creek Dam, there has been an effort to remove salt cedar trees, a good thing in my opinion. For reasons unknown to me, all of the native juniper trees below the dam have been cut and removed, including old growth ones that formerly harbored wintering Long-eared Owls. So far, the uplands have been spared of tree removal.
>
> Duane Nelson
> Las Animas, Bent County, CO
>
>> Greetings
>>
>> Russian Olive removal, ironically to preserve riparian habitat, is on another part of ranch. There is electric fencing- which keeps the cattle corralled within the riparian. The trampling and eating of understory brush will severely damage habitat for Bell’s Vireo, chats, etc. There’s a reason this portion has nearly all of the Bells at Tamarack
>>
>> Best
>> Steve Mlodinow
>> Longmont
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
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Date: 6/14/19 1:35 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
A Cordilleran Flyc has been singing (?) in my front yard for 2 days.
Up to 6 Chats on the hillside in the open space.
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

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> Marsh this morning.
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Date: 6/14/19 1:25 pm
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Blue-winged Warbler between Fort Logon Natl. Cemetery and Denver's Bear Creek Park, in Denver County
This morning I briefly saw a Blue-winged Warbler in the thick brush surrounding a small pond on the Cemetery property.
The pond is due south of the Bear Creek Park parking lot on W. Kenyon Avenue (midway between S. Sheridan Blvd. and S. Lowell Blvd.).
The area can be accessed from the cemetery but is most easily reached by parking in the lot on W. Kenyon Ave. and walking south across the avenue. Be aware there are many Yellow Warblers in the area as well. Be aware also that the area swarms with homeless people and that vehicles have been broken into at the lot.
Doug Kibbe, CWB
Littleton, Co.

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Date: 6/14/19 1:02 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, Walden Ponds, Boulder Co
Thee was a Least Flycatcher singing at the southwest corner of Cottonwood Marsh this morning.

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Date: 6/14/19 7:05 am
From: 'Migrant' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
There is a program underway to remove all the Russian olives at Jackson SP. I am not biologically well-informed enough to know if this is an overall good idea, and I suppose we won’t know until we see the finished product. I do know, however, that they began the project by obliterating my favorite little patch in the park, a small marsh surrounded by mixed tree species (including olives) at the northwest corner of the park. This little grove always hosted a nice variety of migrants and could be counted upon for multiple warbler species. I arrived there one day to discover that all that remained was a pile of wood chips. The mature grove was completely destroyed, while of course all of the dozens of nearby small trees and seedlings were untouched. It would be nice if state personnel would at some point start consulting with knowledgeable field biologists before making some of these devastating changes to habitat on public lands.

Norm Lewis
Lakewood

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> On Jun 14, 2019, at 7:40 AM, Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Loss of important non-game bird habitat on Colorado State Wildlife Areas (SWAs) is not restricted to Northeast Colorado. There is an abundance of property with public access in Bent County, and the great bird diversity in Southeast Colorado is well known locally, nationally, and even internationally. Three SWAs in Bent County have seen habitat changes that have greatly diminished the diversity and numbers of some localized non-game birds.
>
> 1. John Martin SWA - Wood Thrush Grove. This site was on the Southeast corner of Bent County Roads 16 and JJ, and rivaled Van's Grove as a migration hotspot. I always stopped at Wood Thrush Grove whenever I was in the area during migration. As I understand it, a local power company wanted to mitigate the possible destructive impact of large trees close to power lines, and asked a local CPW worker if they could remove some branches in around 2001. Although this property is owned by the Federal Government as part of John Martin Reservoir property, USACE was not informed of the plan to remove branches. The power company removed ALL trees before USACE ordered work to stop. This site is no longer worth stopping at, or even slowing down while passing by.
>
> 2. Karney SWA. This was a private ranch along the Fort Lyon Canal about 3 miles north of US 50, between County Roads 17 and 19. I got tantalizing glimpses of the birding potential of this area from the ditch road while scouting for the John Martin CBC many years ago. I was careful never to trespass. When stopping at the crossing of Gageby Creek and the ditch road, I regularly saw Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds in season, drawn there by the permanent stream that never froze, the stately cottonwoods, and diverse understory, a combination that always leads to good birds. When the property became a SWA a few years ago, I thought it was the best thing ever to happen to Bent County birding. Given access, I found this to be the best wintering landbird site I'd ever seen in SE Colorado. With effort, it was possible to find Hermit Thrushes, Gray Catbirds, Northern Mockingbirds, Brown Thrashers, Curve-billed Thrashers and more in the Russian Olive understory, and, on one CBC, flocks of Field Sparrows and other uncommon birds. Invasion years brought mountain birds like Steller's Jay and Mountain Chickadee. However, this bird refuge changed when CPW started to remove the understory of Russian Olive trees and salt cedar (tamarisk). Currently, there are isolated cottonwoods remaining, with large piles of branches and trees extending south from the headgate for close to 1/4 mile. Readers of cobirds may have read about this site, because of the presence of resident Eastern and Western Screech Owls together, one of the few places in the U.S. where this occurs. Karney SWA is a mere shadow of its former self.
>
> 3. Setchfield SWA. About 25 miles south of Las Animas, this is the only public access to juniper and canyon habitat in Bent County. Almost every canyon country bird species can be found here (I would refer the reader to Edition 2 of the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, where there is a summary of birds I found atlasing here). Setchfield is the least visited SWA in the state, according to the guidebook to SWAs, and I thought its remoteness and lack of amenities would keep it pristine forever. Below the broken Muddy Creek Dam, there has been an effort to remove salt cedar trees, a good thing in my opinion. For reasons unknown to me, all of the native juniper trees below the dam have been cut and removed, including old growth ones that formerly harbored wintering Long-eared Owls. So far, the uplands have been spared of tree removal.
>
> Duane Nelson
> Las Animas, Bent County, CO
>
>> Greetings
>>
>> Russian Olive removal, ironically to preserve riparian habitat, is on another part of ranch. There is electric fencing- which keeps the cattle corralled within the riparian. The trampling and eating of understory brush will severely damage habitat for Bell’s Vireo, chats, etc. There’s a reason this portion has nearly all of the Bells at Tamarack
>>
>> Best
>> Steve Mlodinow
>> Longmont
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
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Date: 6/14/19 6:40 am
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack
All,

Loss of important non-game bird habitat on Colorado State Wildlife Areas
(SWAs) is not restricted to Northeast Colorado. There is an abundance of
property with public access in Bent County, and the great bird diversity
in Southeast Colorado is well known locally, nationally, and even
internationally. Three SWAs in Bent County have seen habitat changes
that have greatly diminished the diversity and numbers of some localized
non-game birds.

1. John Martin SWA - Wood Thrush Grove. This site was on the Southeast
corner of Bent County Roads 16 and JJ, and rivaled Van's Grove as a
migration hotspot. I always stopped at Wood Thrush Grove whenever I was
in the area during migration. As I understand it, a local power company
wanted to mitigate the possible destructive impact of large trees close
to power lines, and asked a local CPW worker if they could remove some
branches in around 2001. Although this property is owned by the Federal
Government as part of John Martin Reservoir property, USACE was not
informed of the plan to remove branches. The power company removed ALL
trees before USACE ordered work to stop. This site is no longer worth
stopping at, or even slowing down while passing by.

2.  Karney SWA. This was a private ranch along the Fort Lyon Canal about
3 miles north of US 50, between County Roads 17 and 19. I got
tantalizing glimpses of the birding potential of this area from the
ditch road while scouting for the John Martin CBC many years ago. I was
careful never to trespass. When stopping at the crossing of Gageby Creek
and the ditch road, I regularly saw Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds in
season, drawn there by the permanent stream that never froze, the
stately cottonwoods, and diverse understory, a combination that always
leads to good birds. When the property became a SWA a few years ago, I
thought it was the best thing ever to happen to Bent County birding.
Given access, I found this to be the best wintering landbird site I'd
ever seen in SE Colorado. With effort, it was possible to find Hermit
Thrushes, Gray Catbirds, Northern Mockingbirds, Brown Thrashers,
Curve-billed Thrashers and more in the Russian Olive understory, and, on
one CBC, flocks of Field Sparrows and other uncommon birds. Invasion
years brought mountain birds like Steller's Jay and Mountain Chickadee.
However, this bird refuge changed when CPW started to remove the
understory of Russian Olive trees and salt cedar (tamarisk). Currently,
there are isolated cottonwoods remaining, with large piles of branches
and trees extending south from the headgate for close to 1/4 mile.
Readers of cobirds may have read about this site, because of the
presence of resident Eastern and Western Screech Owls together, one of
the few places in the U.S. where this occurs. Karney SWA is a mere
shadow of its former self.

3. Setchfield SWA. About 25 miles south of Las Animas, this is the only
public access to juniper and canyon habitat in Bent County. Almost every
canyon country bird species can be found here (I would refer the reader
to Edition 2 of the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, where there is a
summary of birds I found atlasing here). Setchfield is the least visited
SWA in the state, according to the guidebook to SWAs, and I thought its
remoteness and lack of amenities would keep it pristine forever. Below
the broken Muddy Creek Dam, there has been an effort to remove salt
cedar trees, a good thing in my opinion. For reasons unknown to me, all
of the native juniper trees below the dam have been cut and removed,
including old growth ones that formerly harbored wintering Long-eared
Owls. So far, the uplands have been spared of tree removal.

Duane Nelson
Las Animas, Bent County, CO

> Greetings
>
> Russian Olive removal, ironically to preserve riparian habitat, is on another part of ranch. There is electric fencing- which keeps the cattle corralled within the riparian. The trampling and eating of understory brush will severely damage habitat for Bell’s Vireo, chats, etc. There’s a reason this portion has nearly all of the Bells at Tamarack
>
> Best
> Steve Mlodinow
> Longmont
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

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Date: 6/14/19 3:01 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack
Greetings

Russian Olive removal, ironically to preserve riparian habitat, is on another part of ranch. There is electric fencing- which keeps the cattle corralled within the riparian. The trampling and eating of understory brush will severely damage habitat for Bell’s Vireo, chats, etc. There’s a reason this portion has nearly all of the Bells at Tamarack

Best
Steve Mlodinow
Longmont

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Date: 6/13/19 8:41 pm
From: Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Possible Mexican Duck, Durango (La Plata County)
Hi folks,

I found what I believe to be a female Mexican Duck in the small pond
parallel to the paved bike path at the Huck Finn island fish hatchery area
in central Durango this evening, 6/13. The duck was swimming and feeding
slowing in the pond without obvious companions -- no drake, no chicks.

The bird had an olive/dark bill with orange edging, tan/apricot throat
patch, a slight black gape patch, little-to-no white in the tail, no curl
to its tail feathers, and a very thin trailing white edge to the speculum.
It's very similar to the female Mexican Duck recently seen in Boulder
county in the Louisville area.

I'm hardly an expert in Mexican Ducks, and this is only the second one I've
attempted to identify. One field mark that gives me pause is the bill,
which seems to trend closer to orange than to olive (yet Sibley indicates
that Mexicans can have orange bills), and the darker hue at the center of
the bill is closer to Mallard. Perhaps this bird is a hybrid, or a
mostly-Mexican with some Mallard genes? I'd welcome corrections.

Photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57353776.

Cheers,

Richard Trinkner
Usually of Boulder County

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Date: 6/13/19 1:21 pm
From: John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
We also need to make sure that it isn’t just Russian olive removal. Bill K and I noticed extensive removal of these bushes throughout the east unit during a November visit last year.

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> On Jun 13, 2019, at 11:50 AM, Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> wrote:
>
> Before any birding organization goes ballistic, there should be on-ground exploration of the situation as well as the information seeking approached discussed earlier. I was at Tamarack Ranch earlier this week. I did see and hear cattle in part of the wooded area near the West Parking Area 1. I did not have an impression of any extensive damage to habitat. This needs a measured approach.
>
> Chuck Hundertmark
>
>> On Jun 13, 2019, at 7:40 AM, marimammoser <marimammoser...> wrote:
>>
>> Steve, Joe, Matt, and Charles and others,
>> I would think an immediate letter from both the CFO and DFO should be sent regarding this grazing policy at Tamarack Ranch and sent to the leadership that oversees that area.
>>
>> Jeff Ver Steeg - Acting Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
>> Mark Leslie - Northeast Manager
>> Address - Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver 80203
>>
>> My two cents. I would hate to see this area permanently destroyed.
>> Joe Mammoser
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Date: 6/13/19 10:50 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
Before any birding organization goes ballistic, there should be on-ground exploration of the situation as well as the information seeking approached discussed earlier. I was at Tamarack Ranch earlier this week. I did see and hear cattle in part of the wooded area near the West Parking Area 1. I did not have an impression of any extensive damage to habitat. This needs a measured approach.

Chuck Hundertmark

> On Jun 13, 2019, at 7:40 AM, marimammoser <marimammoser...> wrote:
>
> Steve, Joe, Matt, and Charles and others,
> I would think an immediate letter from both the CFO and DFO should be sent regarding this grazing policy at Tamarack Ranch and sent to the leadership that oversees that area.
>
> Jeff Ver Steeg - Acting Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
> Mark Leslie - Northeast Manager
> Address - Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver 80203
>
> My two cents. I would hate to see this area permanently destroyed.
> Joe Mammoser
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Date: 6/13/19 8:55 am
From: Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
Agreed, Chuck as being informed and going in with a cooperative attitude with some possible solutions in mind is always a good M.O.. Just a thought but perhaps temporary electric cattle fencing around the areas of concern in breeding season could be at least a temporary solution with volunteer support provided by one or more of the local or ornithologist groups?

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Date: 6/13/19 6:40 am
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack destruction
Steve, Joe, Matt, and Charles and others,
I would think an immediate letter from both the CFO and DFO should be
sent regarding this grazing policy at Tamarack Ranch and sent to the
leadership that oversees that area.

Jeff Ver Steeg - Acting Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Mark Leslie - Northeast Manager
Address - Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver 80203

My two cents. I would hate to see this area permanently destroyed.
Joe Mammoser

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Date: 6/13/19 6:11 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
Learning more as Joe proposes is a good first step. An important question might be what is the hierarchy of rights on the ranch? Does CPW own the land or lease it? What is the history of grazing rights? This is an area where we need to tread carefully before getting at odds with other users. Generally, hunting and/or fishing are the primary purposes for which SWAs are established. Tamarack Ranch is one SWA where wildlife watching is promoted as an additional public use. CPW is to be appreciated for welcoming birders to that beautiful piece of wildlife habitat.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

> On Jun 13, 2019, at 6:34 AM, Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:
>
> CPW set up a channel for communication with birders and other naturalists a couple of years ago,
> the "CPW Roundtable" Many birding organizations attend, but in my personal opinion, CPW has
> never been in the listening mode, but rather uses the group as a conduit for information from CPW. And with turnover of CPW leadership, Roundtable meetings are on hold, as I understand it.
> Grazing at Tamarack Ranch is a perfect topic for Roundtable, and I will not wait for a subsequent meeting, but will try to make contact soon to learn more about the issue and try to have some input. Follow-up will follow if I manage to follow through.
>
> Joe Roller, Denver area birder
>
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 6:08 AM Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...> <mailto:<mattrodgers79...>> wrote:
> Steve, thanks for bringing this up; even if rotational grazing is in the conservation plan for the ranch, perhaps CPW would be open to restricting grazing in areas that are important to these birds and others? A phone call or a letter from our ornithological societies might go a long way in getting a change made in these practices..??
>
> All the best, Matt Rodgers
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Date: 6/13/19 5:35 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
CPW set up a channel for communication with birders and other naturalists a
couple of years ago,
the "CPW Roundtable" Many birding organizations attend, but in my personal
opinion, CPW has
never been in the listening mode, but rather uses the group as a conduit
for information *from* CPW. And with turnover of CPW leadership, Roundtable
meetings are on hold, as I understand it.
Grazing at Tamarack Ranch is a perfect topic for Roundtable, and I will not
wait for a subsequent meeting, but will try to make contact soon to learn
more about the issue and try to have some input. Follow-up will follow if I
manage to follow through.

Joe Roller, Denver area birder

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 6:08 AM Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...>
wrote:

> Steve, thanks for bringing this up; even if rotational grazing is in the
> conservation plan for the ranch, perhaps CPW would be open to restricting
> grazing in areas that are important to these birds and others? A phone call
> or a letter from our ornithological societies might go a long way in
> getting a change made in these practices..??
>
> All the best, Matt Rodgers
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Date: 6/13/19 5:24 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 13, 2019.
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 13.


*NOTE: The next RBA update will be on Monday, June 17*, due to a lack of
volunteer compilers. If you want to join the team of RBA compilers, please
email me at <jroller9......> . Thank you.


Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds.
Thanks.


CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

Caspian Tern (Morgan)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan, Pueblo)

Winter Wren (Boulder)

Baltimore Oriole (*Denver)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Northern Parula (*Las Animas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Arapahoe, *Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a (f) Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported south of Byers,
where Arapahoe CR 42 (Knudtson Rd) crosses a small tributary of Rattlesnake
Creek, just east of CR 181, by David Suddjian.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 80 yds up McClintock Trail from the stone bridge. First
reported on June 11 by Peter Gent.

—-On June 8 a singing Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park—Ouzel Falls
(40.1968464, -105.5888372) was reported by Joshua Smith.


DENVER COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a Baltimore Oriole was reported from First Creek at DEN Open
Space by Eric Dinkel. There are no previous eBird records of this species
elsewhere in Denver County, but this is the third year in a row one has
graced this spot.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space, about 2 miles in on the Plainview Rd. First reported by
JoAnn Hackos on June 5.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 11 the COMMON GALLINULE continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually it is in the NW corner of the lake, near a drowned tree.


LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a singing Northern Parula was reported from Trinidad by Tim
Crisler. Try the northwest quadrangle of the intersection of Main and Maple
Streets.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On June 10 an EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was heard and reported at Tamarack SWA
by Pablo Quezada & Gabriel Wiltse.


MORGAN COUNTY:

—-On June 11 (2) Caspian Terns were reported at Brush Prairie Ponds SWA
(Pond #1) by Chuck Hundertmark.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd; first seen
by Evan Carlson on June 10.

—-On June 8 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Look near the
yellow shed south of the main entrance and also on east side. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson. Updates appreciated.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 12 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; reported by Dave and
Ann Jones on May 22.



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


*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

John Breitsch (jbreitsch at hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)


*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)


Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

Jroller9…@gmail.com

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Date: 6/13/19 5:08 am
From: Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
Steve, thanks for bringing this up; even if rotational grazing is in the conservation plan for the ranch, perhaps CPW would be open to restricting grazing in areas that are important to these birds and others? A phone call or a letter from our ornithological societies might go a long way in getting a change made in these practices..??

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Date: 6/13/19 4:43 am
From: Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black chinned hummers, pied billed merganser and a nighthawk


Tonight (6/12) I saw a lone female pied billed merganser in the Greenlee
naturalized area of Lake Waneka. She was the only bird in the pond and was
just floating around in the sun, sometimes half-submerged, not feeding.
There were several at Hecla Lake last spring, but they didn't hang around
for long. I thought it was unusual to see just one, and will go back
tomorrow to see if there is a male there too. At Hecla on the 10th, I
observed a male and a female black chinned hummingbird sitting atop a high,
dead tree just looking around at dusk, and a nighthawk flying away from
Waneka, heading east. . Haven't seen them since.

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Date: 6/13/19 4:43 am
From: Jane B <janeb1952...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler still present
Just viewed the Chestnut-sided Warbler this afternoon around 1:45 pm,
exactly 0.13 miles up on the McClintock Trail from the lower Enchanted Mesa
Trail. Beautiful bird!
Jane Baryames
Boulder CO (Boulder)
[image: 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1.jpg]
[image: 2 Chestnut-sided Warbler 2.jpg]
[image: 3 - view from McClintock trail.jpg]
This is the view from the trail where it can be found

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Date: 6/13/19 4:42 am
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Subject: [cobirds] Return Ride to Denver From CFO Convention
I am looking for a ride to Denver from the CFO Convention, returning to Denver (preferably Littleon/Centennial area) on Monday, June l7. I'll share in travel expenses. My email is <toursbyturner...> and phone (303) 795-5128.

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Date: 6/12/19 4:33 pm
From: 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
Speaking of nighthawks....
I was birding near Crow Valley with my son last week. A few nighthawks we’re flying, we saw 2 still snoozing in trees and on a post, even just an hour before sunset. We were hunting for a visual of some singing bird and once we found it, a mockingbird, we were watching it go through it’s reper when a nighthawk flew over and called. The mockingbird immediately imitated it for a couple seconds and then moved on to its next song! To immediately switch from one song to a nighthawk call! It was one of those unbelievable moments when I marveled at the design by the Creator.

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Date: 6/12/19 3:54 pm
From: Tyler Stuart <tylerhstuart...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Grace's Warbler (and another curiosity), Spanish Peaks SWA (Las Animas County)
Eric and all,

On Sunday, June 9, I also encountered a singing Grace’s Warbler in Spanish
Peaks SWA on my Cokedale breeding bird survey route. The bird I heard was
just south of the SWA headquarters buildings, no more than a mile northeast
of Eric’s bird. Given the fast-paced BBS protocol, I couldn’t hang around
to get a view of the bird, but it was singing relatively high in nearby
ponderosa pines.

I suspect the limited number of Grace’s Warbler eBird records for Las
Animas County is somewhat related to the lack of birder-coverage in the
portions of the county where this species could breed. I am aware of a
handful of other records of Grace’s Warbler in the vicinity of the Cokedale
and Ludlow BBS routes, and would be curious to hear any reports from others
who visit (or have visited) this beautiful, bird-filled pocket of our state.

In addition to the Grace’s Warbler, I also found one Black Phoebe, one
Eastern Phoebe (singing), and a small group of Band-tailed Pigeons at
different points along the Cokedale BBS route. No *Callipepla* quail for me.

Thanks for sharing your observations, Eric!

Tyler Stuart
Colorado Springs, CO

On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 2:53 PM Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> At the end of my very birdy survey this morning, I encountered a singing
> Grace's Warbler at the parking area of the Spanish Peaks SWA "Beebe"
> trailhead, which is about 16 miles up various county roads from the CO 12
> turnoff, and about 22 miles total NW from Trinidad. It was singing
> consistently, and although moving around quite a bit, it never strayed far
> from the perimeter of ponderosa pines encircling the vale where the parking
> area was. I imagine not many readers here will make the effort to chase
> down this bird due to its remoteness, but I put it out there for anyone
> looking to add GRWA to their Las Animas county lists. (There are very few
> county records on eBird for it, although one of them is from the person who
> did the survey last year that I just did. This may be a reliable regular
> location for it.)
>
> On another curious note, during my survey I heard a distinct call from a
> Callipepla quail, and what I am certain was a Gambel's Quail, shortly after
> 5 am at the very start of my survey. If you are curious to read more of the
> details of this encounter as well as my thoughts on it, you can read my
> comments in my eBird checklist for it. Feel free to contact me backchannel
> (i.e., not on CoBirds) if you have thoughts or questions about this record.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57322300
>
> Good birding,
> Eric
>
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Date: 6/12/19 3:52 pm
From: David Gillilan <david.gillilan09...>
Subject: [cobirds] Information for CFO Conventioneers Regarding Convention Maps
Hello Conventioneers,

On behalf of CFO, my apologies for not checking to make sure the
formerly-working links to maps we sent out in our recent letter to
convention participants were no longer in hyperlink mode, and thus unusable.

Please note that those same maps are available at the CFO website (
https://cobirds.org), either by going to
https://cobirds.org/CFO/Conventions/Next.aspx directly, or by navigating to
the “Conventions” tab, then “Next Convention.” Once at the Next Convention
page, scroll down the left side to the blue “Convention Agenda” button and
click on it. The top of the Agenda document contains the same directions
and links there that were in the letter, but in the proper hyperlink mode,
enabling you to obtain the maps.

Also note that you can download the agenda document (including the map
links) by clicking the red and gray “Adobe” box just to the right of the
Convention Agenda button.

There will also be people and maps at the hotel lobby to help direct you to
the picnic site at Riverbottom Park. (Note the RIVERbottom Park, not the
Rockbottom Park.)

And finally, once you have picked up your registration packet in Montrose,
you will again have the proper links to the event maps because the Agenda
is also in the registration packets.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Montrose,

David Gillilan, for CFO.

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Date: 6/12/19 2:35 pm
From: upapa epops <crislercompany...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Parula, Las Animas County
There is a male Northern Parula singing regularly in downtown Trinidad,
Colorado. Seen today (6/12/19) at 2pm. Breeding bird atlases show very few
reports of these in summer.

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Date: 6/12/19 2:10 pm
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...

>
> I had never seen Com Nighthawks anywhere near my neighborhood in suburban
> Denver City/County, but this year I had one, about 2 weeks ago, right in
> front of my house, giving its diagnostic "Meer!" call. Indeed, many of the
> birds have changed up a bit with this year's unusual weather during Spring
> migration. Extra Goldfinches, extra Tanagers, a female "russet-backed"
> Swainson's Thrush in my yard for 3 days, a Lazuli Bunting in my yard for 3
> days, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the yard... many firsts came out of this
> year's weather.


Dave Cameron
Denver

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Date: 6/12/19 1:53 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grace's Warbler (and another curiosity), Spanish Peaks SWA (Las Animas County)
Hi folks,

At the end of my very birdy survey this morning, I encountered a singing
Grace's Warbler at the parking area of the Spanish Peaks SWA "Beebe"
trailhead, which is about 16 miles up various county roads from the CO 12
turnoff, and about 22 miles total NW from Trinidad. It was singing
consistently, and although moving around quite a bit, it never strayed far
from the perimeter of ponderosa pines encircling the vale where the parking
area was. I imagine not many readers here will make the effort to chase
down this bird due to its remoteness, but I put it out there for anyone
looking to add GRWA to their Las Animas county lists. (There are very few
county records on eBird for it, although one of them is from the person who
did the survey last year that I just did. This may be a reliable regular
location for it.)

On another curious note, during my survey I heard a distinct call from a
Callipepla quail, and what I am certain was a Gambel's Quail, shortly after
5 am at the very start of my survey. If you are curious to read more of the
details of this encounter as well as my thoughts on it, you can read my
comments in my eBird checklist for it. Feel free to contact me backchannel
(i.e., not on CoBirds) if you have thoughts or questions about this record.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57322300

Good birding,
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Date: 6/12/19 1:24 pm
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Harriman Lake (Jeffco)
I heard the unmistakable sound of two "singing" (ok, "vocalizing") male
Yellow-headed Blackbirds in the cat-tails on the East end of Harriman Lake
(Kipling and Quincy) just now. Was finally rewarded with a good look at
one of them when it was driven off its patch by one of the hundreds of
aggressive, squabbling Red-winged males that are nesting there. I'm
assuming the Yellow heads are nesting as well, otherwise why suffer the
abuse...? This would be the second time ever that I've seen them at this
location, and the first time this late in the year.

Also on hand:

GB Heron
W Pelican
many Com. Grackles feeding fledglings
VG Swallow
Coot
PB Grebes
1 Ruddy Duck
C Geese
N Flicker
Cormorants

Dave Cameron
Denver

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Date: 6/12/19 11:23 am
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...
About a week ago in the evening near dusk, I was in the garden and about 10 or so nighthawks flew low overhead to the southwest. I have not seen any since but have been looking. They used to appear flying overhead midsummer, maybe 1-3, as we dined on the back porch....unmistakable fliers.

Libby Edwards
Northwest Fort Collins before the foothills
Larimer County

> On Jun 12, 2019, at 10:31 AM, Derek Hill <derekthehill...> wrote:
>
> Hi Josh,
>
> I am curious of the nighthawks as well. I had not seen or heard a single one this year until about two days ago. Now they are buzzing around my neighborhood in Milliken the last couple evenings, vocal and all. I simply hope it is that they have fledged young and are out and about. But bugs are disappearing around the world, maybe the nighthawks are heading south. Who knows.
>
> Derek Hill
> Milliken
> <derekthehill...>
>
>> On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:27:24 PM UTC-6, Josh Bruening wrote:
>> Why is it that any nighthawk flying in a southerly direction on June 11th worries me? Might have to do with hoping I didn’t miss summer. The leaves just set in. The tomatoes are just starting to look well. We’ve avoided hail thus far. They’ll sit in a tree screeching right in front of me mere feet away but I can’t see them. Yet suddenly, as invisible as they were a moment prior, they are unmistakably present magically before me. What is it with these birds? They’re not here. Then they’re right there. Seriously, right there. They mess with you. They don’t mean to. They’re just doing them. Their calls can comfort you if you believe them and let them. Summer is here. Why point south? Bugs will make them turn that way, I suppose. I hope. Maybe this was a longer winter than I thought. Maybe Spring will last ‘til July. But they made it. Later than usual. But they’re here. How their calls comfort me in my little backyard in mid-town Fort Collins.
>>
>> Josh Bruening
>> Fort Collins
>
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Date: 6/12/19 9:31 am
From: Derek Hill <derekthehill...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Larimer County-probably no point at all...
Hi Josh,

I am curious of the nighthawks as well. I had not seen or heard a single
one this year until about two days ago. Now they are buzzing around my
neighborhood in Milliken the last couple evenings, vocal and all. I simply
hope it is that they have fledged young and are out and about. But bugs are
disappearing around the world, maybe the nighthawks are heading south. Who
knows.

Derek Hill
Milliken
<derekthehill...>

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:27:24 PM UTC-6, Josh Bruening wrote:
>
> Why is it that any nighthawk flying in a southerly direction on June 11th
> worries me? Might have to do with hoping I didn’t miss summer. The leaves
> just set in. The tomatoes are just starting to look well. We’ve avoided
> hail thus far. They’ll sit in a tree screeching right in front of me mere
> feet away but I can’t see them. Yet suddenly, as invisible as they were a
> moment prior, they are unmistakably present magically before me. What is it
> with these birds? They’re not here. Then they’re right there. Seriously,
> right there. They mess with you. They don’t mean to. They’re just doing
> them. Their calls can comfort you if you believe them and let them.
> Summer is here. Why point south? Bugs will make them turn that way, I
> suppose. I hope. Maybe this was a longer winter than I thought. Maybe
> Spring will last ‘til July. But they made it. Later than usual. But
> they’re here. How their calls comfort me in my little backyard in mid-town
> Fort Collins.
>
> Josh Bruening
> Fort Collins

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Date: 6/12/19 5:39 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack Destruction
As a FYI
The west portion of Tamarack, where the Bells Vireos breed, is open to cattle grazing, with much damage already inflicted upon undergrowth. The wisdom of CDOW strikes again

Steven Mlodinow
Longmont

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Date: 6/12/19 5:33 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 12, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!


CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

Caspian Tern (*Morgan)

Red-headed Woodpecker (*Jefferson)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan, *Pueblo)

Winter Wren (Boulder)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)



BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from
Bluebell Canyon, 80 yds up McClintock Trail from stone bridge, by Peter
Gent.

—-On June 8 a singing Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park—Ouzel Falls
(40.1968464, -105.5888372) was reported by Joshua Smith.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park in Longmont
(south of 21st Ave on Spencer St), was reported by Luke Pheneger.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space, about 2 miles in on the Plainview Rd. First reported by
JoAnn Hackos on June 5.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 11 the COMMON GALLINULE continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually it is in the NW corner of the lake, near a drowned tree.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On June 10 an EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was heard and reported at Tamarack SWA
by Pablo Quezada & Gabriel Wiltse.


MORGAN COUNTY:

—-On June 11 (2) Caspian Terns were reported at Brush Prairie Ponds SWA
(Pond #1) by Chuck Hundertmark.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd; first seen
by Evan Carlson on June 10.

—-On June 8 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Look near the
yellow shed south of the main entrance and also on east side. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson. Updates appreciated.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 11 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; reported by Dave and
Ann Jones on May 22.



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*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

John Breitsch (jbreitsch at hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)


*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)



Good birding!

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Date: 6/11/19 8:27 pm
From: Josh Bruening <87211jjb...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer County-probably no point at all...
Why is it that any nighthawk flying in a southerly direction on June 11th worries me? Might have to do with hoping I didn’t miss summer. The leaves just set in. The tomatoes are just starting to look well. We’ve avoided hail thus far. They’ll sit in a tree screeching right in front of me mere feet away but I can’t see them. Yet suddenly, as invisible as they were a moment prior, they are unmistakably present magically before me. What is it with these birds? They’re not here. Then they’re right there. Seriously, right there. They mess with you. They don’t mean to. They’re just doing them. Their calls can comfort you if you believe them and let them. Summer is here. Why point south? Bugs will make them turn that way, I suppose. I hope. Maybe this was a longer winter than I thought. Maybe Spring will last ‘til July. But they made it. Later than usual. But they’re here. How their calls comfort me in my little backyard in mid-town Fort Collins.

Josh Bruening
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/11/19 12:05 pm
From: Will McPhail <butcherbird2013...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado RFI
Hello,

I’ll be in Colorado from June 15th -23rd. I’ve birded in the state a handful of times but this unfortunately won’t be a birding trip. That said, I’ll have plenty of time to bird as a small group of us will spend the bulk of the time camping in the front range before we head to Boulder to attend a wedding. We’re aiming to camp 2-3 nights near Red Feather Lakes in Larimer County then re-locate to Caribou Townsite (outside of Nederland) in Boulder County for 2 more nights. I should also have some time to bird while we’re in Boulder for a few days.

I’ve been researching on eBird but also wanted to ask if anyone would be able to recommend any particular sites in either of the three locations? I’m interested in most of the typical species folks are after in the Rockies. My only possible lifers are Pinyon Jay and Boreal Owl so not planning on finding either. I know the jays are few are far between, nomadic and easier in winter, but I believe I have a better chance with them than the owl. I know people are tight-lipped with owl details but I’ll also have my ear opened for Flammulated and Saw-whet and would welcome any recommendations and sites and strategy.

Lastly, there is an outside but realistic chance that I could make a run up towards Pawnee National Grassland for my lifer Chestnut-colored Longspur and Mountain Plover. I see e-Bird reports from near Briggsdale from this year and would love to have any tips and details on how I might connect with these species. I will most likely wake up early and make a run to Boulder to be back by late lunch. I really wish I had more time and I’d love to explore the park and dig deeper for other goodies (Sharp-tailed Grouse and Baird’s Sparrow in Soapstone Prairie). But alas, I have to keep reminding myself that this is not a birding trip. So if I do make a run for CCLO and MOPL, time will be of the essence.


Thanks very much in advance!

Will McPhail
Washington, DC

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Date: 6/11/19 7:33 am
From: Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Wblr, Chautauqua, Boulder Co; Red-eyed Vireo
At 8 a.m. this morning, there was a Chestnut-sided Warlber singing loudly
in the low bushes along the McClintock Trail, about 1/4 mile upstream from
the stone bridge.
Also, a Red-eyed Vireo has been singing in the tall trees just before the
bridge at Marshall Marsh.

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Date: 6/11/19 7:06 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Caspian Terns, Morgan Co
2 Caspian Terns at Pond 1, Brush Prairie Ponds.
Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette

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Date: 6/11/19 6:49 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee still present in Pueblo 11 June
Hi all,

Jim Merritt says the Eastern Wood-Pewee continues to sing in Pueblo this
morning (11 June). Along the Arkansas River, about half way between Pueblo
Nature Center and Pueblo Blvd, in Pueblo. I think at least 5 birders saw
and heard it singing yesterday.

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Date: 6/11/19 5:04 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9…@gmail.com

Phone: 303 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


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


CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird
Records Committee at the CFO website.

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Pueblo)

Winter Wren (Boulder)

HOODED ORIOLE (*Las Animas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)



BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a singing Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park—Ouzel Falls
(40.1968464, -105.5888372) was reported by Joshua Smith.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park in Longmont
(south of 21st Ave on Spencer St), was reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder was
reported by Brian Guarente.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 9 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space, about 2 miles in on the Plainview Rd. First reported by
JoAnn Hackos on June 5.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 9 the COMMON GALLINULE continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually it is in the NW corner of the lake, near a drowned tree.


LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a HOODED ORIOLE was reported at Purgatoire River, west of
Alejandro Canyon by Steve Mlodinow.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 10 a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported from the Arkansas
River Trail, halfway between Pueblo Nature Center & Pueblo Blvd, by Evan
Carlson.

—-On June 8 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Look near the
yellow shed south of the main entrance and also on east side. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On June 5 a Prothonotary Warbler continues along the Yampa River on the
flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey nest; reported by Dave and
Ann Jones on May 22.



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


*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Mark Amershek (Amershek at msn.com or 303-329-8646)


*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

John Breitsch (jbreitsch at hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)


*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)


*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)



Good birding!

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

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Date: 6/10/19 2:34 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bob Evans: Ride to CFO convention
Hello all,

I am posting this for Bob Evans, who is having trouble posting to COBirds
himself. If you can help Bob, please get in touch with him:

I, Bob Evans, need a ride to the CFO Convention, departing on June 12 and
returning on June 17. I can meet the driver anywhere in the Denver-Boulder
area, and I will share expenses for gasoline. Please contact me by e-mail
at <revans9173...> or by cell phone at (303)818-5256. If I do not pick
up the phone, please leave a message regarding how you may be reached.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 6/10/19 9:06 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Wood-Pewee in Pueblo, 10 June
Pueblo birder Evan Carlson found a singing *Eastern Wood-Pewee *along the
Arkansas River Trail, half way between the Pueblo Nature Center and Pueblo
Blvd earlier this morning. I parked Pueblo Nature Center and walked east,
and was able to find it, without any trouble at 9am. I got video of it
singing and photos of it.

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Date: 6/10/19 4:58 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2019.
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


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

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Jefferson)
Winter Wren (Boulder)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Pitkin)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park - Ouzel Falls singing
at (40.1968464, -105.5888372) reported by Joshua Smith.
—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park - Longmont
reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder reported by
Brian Guarente.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On June 9 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space. First reported by JoAnn Hackos on June 5. They are about
2 miles in on the Plainview Road on a dead snag. Though not super rare on
the front range, nice to have a potential nesting pair with in easy access
to the Denver area
—-On June 9 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported at Stony Pass Rd
at Wigwam Creek near Deckers. They have been seen in this area for about 7
years now.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 9 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually is in the water around and under the tree that is
surrounded by water in the NW corner of the lake. Will stay hidden for
extended periods of time.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Seen near the
yellow shed south of Main entrance and also seen on east side of cemetery.
Are there two? First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.


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

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at msn.com or 303-329-8646)

*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch at hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)

*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)

*Boulder County*

Friday, June 21

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Malenich (john.malenich at comcast.net or 303-359-9456)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135

gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/9/19 4:56 pm
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Williamson's Sapsucker & Three-toed Woodpeckers, Douglas County
We actually had 4 species of Picidae in Douglas County today, near Hwy 67
and Rampart Range Road-- Williamson's and Red-Naped Sapsuckers, and very
active nest holes of both Three-toed and Hairy Woodpeckers. Lots of
activity, and great fun to watch.

Also all three species of Nuthatch, Empidonax flycatchers (we went looking
for the Hammond's, but believe these were Willow), Western Bluebirds, many
House Wrens, many Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, Pine Siskins, Gray-headed
Juncos, Robins, Ravens, Mtn. Chickadees, etc.

Dave Cameron
Denver

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Date: 6/9/19 2:21 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker and Ovenbirds
DFO field trip to ELdorado State Park. 50 species. Many singing Ovenbirds at junction of Fowler trail and turning onto Goshawk trail. Denise Reznicek spotted a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers in burn area at top of ridge as it descends Fowler trail. Lewis's Woodpecker have not been seen there in the past 2 years in this same area. I did shoot video and have taken some still frames. Fantastic birds, wildflowers now.

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Date: 6/9/19 12:19 pm
From: John Rawinski <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birding John James Canyon


John James Canyon in the southern San Luis Valley is always a birding
adventure. It’s rugged canyons contain steep basalt hillsides that rise to
a relatively flat mesa top. You can see New Mexico landscapes to the south
and with NM so close, this creates the possibility for some really exciting
birds. Today I spent a day hiking in the formidable John James Canyon
(JJC) in Conejos County. It is a trip I try to do annually. I wrote a CFO
article years ago about the Black-throated Sparrows that make these dry
canyons home. It is the only place (including a few nearby dry canyons east
and west of JJC) they are known to breed in the Valley.



So with snake gaiters covering my legs, and an early start, I headed for
the upper elevations of the hills. Enroute, I saw 3 Black-throated Sparrows
and a number of them were singing. It was good to know they still are here
after 19 years. You can usually see them in the first mile up the canyon
from the trailhead. Since this is a Wilderness Study Area, all access is by
foot, and no motorized use is allowed beyond the parking lot. About 2.3
miles up the canyon, the trail steepens, and in the pinyon-juniper, I was
surprised to find a species I had never recorded here before…a
Black-throated Gray Warbler. The day was already an adventure. I then
moved on up the steepest part of the trail to where it levels off.
Unfortunately the winds were gusty today and that kept the birds quiet and
in cover. On the north ridge, the landscape falls 1100 feet below and is
worth the hike even if no birds were seen. I took many pics of the great
views, and birded/bushwhacked my way back to the parking area via the west
ridge.



Highlight Birds were:



Black-throated Sparrows (4 total)

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler



Other Species Included:



Spotted Towhee

Bushtit

Rock Wren

Hermit Thrush

Dusky Flycatcher

Plumbeous Vireo

Chipping Sparrow

Pinyon Jay



It was a challenging and rewarding 8 mile round trip with wonderful birds
and landscapes. Was it wise to wear the snake gaiters? Most definitely as I
was lucky enough to see a prairie rattlesnake in my trail. It had a missing
rattle, so no warning buzz, and I was glad to see it first!



Birding JJC was another adventure for me and it did not disappoint. If you
wish to see this area, I recommend an early start, and bring lots of water
as there are no springs. The first few miles of the canyon are an easy
walk, but getting to the top takes considerable effort. The access road to
the trailhead is best accomplished with a high clearance vehicle, although
an SUV probably can make it. And wherever you walk, do watch your step…


John Rawinski,
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 6/9/19 11:32 am
From: John Ealy <jrealy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
Saw a lone male Western tanager this morning after seeing none for three days. And upon a reread of earlier post, a correction: I said "irruption" but meant "fallout" of 2015. Apologies.
John Ealy, Roxborough Park, Douglas County.

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Date: 6/9/19 4:58 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 9, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Jefferson)
Winter Wren (*Boulder)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Pitkin)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a Winter Wren at Rocky Mt. National Park - Ouzel Falls singing
at (40.1968464, -105.5888372) reported by Joshua Smith.
—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park - Longmont
reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder reported by
Brian Guarente.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On June 8 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space. First reported by JoAnn Hackos on June 5. They are about
2 miles in on the Plainview Road on a dead snag. Though not super rare on
the front range, nice to have a potential nesting pair with in easy access
to the Denver area
—-On June 6 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported at Stony Pass Rd
at Wigwam Creek near Deckers. They have been seen in this area for about 7
years now.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 8 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually is in the water around and under the tree that is
surrounded by water in the NW corner of the lake. Will stay hidden for
extended periods of time.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 8 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Seen near the
yellow shed south of Main entrance and also seen on east side of cemetery.
Are there two? First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.


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

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at msn.com or 303-329-8646)

*Pine Valley Ranch*

Saturday, June 15

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Breitsch (jbreitsch at hotmail.com or 303-588-0552)

*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, June 16

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk at gmail.com or 303-885-6955)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135

gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/8/19 12:18 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern wood- pewee in Limon (Lincoln)
On Hillside just east of D St at drainage.

Dave Leatherman
En route to BBS routes

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Date: 6/8/19 5:18 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 8, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
LAUGHING GULL (Kiowa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Jefferson)

Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Pitkin)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park - Longmont
reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder reported by
Brian Guarente.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On June 2 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at a private home by Michael
Rogers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On June 7 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported in the Coal
Creek Open Space. First reported by JoAnn Hackos on June 5. They are about
2 miles in on the Plainview Road on a dead snag. Though not super rare on
the front range, nice to have a nesting pair with in easy access to the
Denver area
—-On June 6 a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported at Stony Pass Rd
at Wigwam Creek near Deckers. They have been seen in this area for about 7
years now.

KIOWA COUNTY:

—On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steve Mlodinow.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 7 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road. Usually is in the water around and under the tree that is
surrounded by water in the NW corner of the lake. Will stay hidden for
extended periods of time.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.


LINCOLN COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 7 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Seen near the
yellow shed south of Main entrance and also seen on east side of cemetery.
Are there two? First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.


ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.

WELD COUNTY:

—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).


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


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)


*Cherry Creek State Park - wetlands loop*

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza at yahoo.com or 303-941-4881)

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Sunday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at msn.com or 300-329-8646)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135

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Date: 6/7/19 3:15 pm
From: Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...>
Subject: [cobirds] Herons, spotted towhee, yellow warbler and a bald eagle that gets no respect
Regarding whether great blue heron juveniles are out and about, at this
time last year at the Hygiene heronry, the juveniles were all still hopping
around in the tree in which their nests were located, unable to fly. At
Hecla Lake (which used to be Hecla Reservoir, and which I believe is
actually a pond) a pair of great blues has commenced (as of last week)
building a nest on the bird-nest platform the City of Louisville built on
the island in the middle of the pond two years ago. Also nesting on and
around the pond are kildeer, spotted sandpipers, blacked capped night
hawks, American avocets, red tailed hawks, and of course Canada geese and
mallards. Very nearby is a great horned owl nest - the two juveniles are
out of the nest, and the parents bring them out by the pond nightly. I
also believe there is an osprey nest.. I wouldn't swear to that, but
several days ago a bald eagle was flying over the pond (I see him
frequently over Hecla or nearby Waneka Lake in Lafayette), when an osprey
appeared out of nowhere and chased him onto a high electrical tower. The
eagle sat atop the tower screaming in protest, and the osprey circled
around and came at him on the tower. I was too busy watching the eagle
pitching a fit through my viewfinder to see the osprey coming back around,
so I took a quick picture of him over the eagle's head as the eagle flew
off, and then put that picture on top of the eagle one when I got home
(dontcha just love digital photography??), so even tho not a true picture,
it is an accurate depiction of the event. After the osprey chased the
eagle off, I watched him or her fly into a tree next to the pond. I waited
for more than a half hour to see him fly back out to no avail, so I drove
over to the tree (I use a handicap scooter for birding) where I observed a
large stick nest in it, and that is why I believe the osprey is nesting in
that tree. In the past two weeks, I have seen that eagle chased off by the
osprey, a red tailed hawk and an ad hoc flock of really pissed off little
birds. White pelicans also laid eggs at Hecla a few weeks a go, but they
did it on a little sandbar that goes under water when the pond is filled -
four eggs were washed into the pond, and the pelicans abandoned the two
left on the disappearing sandbar. Last night at Waneka, I was enchanted by
spotted towhee singing his heart out right before dark. Two day ago I saw
a yellow warbler in the same spot singing his little heart out, and back
at Hecla a lovely little female yellow rumped warbler (myrtle) and a sage
sparrow, and out at Stearns Lake, a male Audubon yellow rumped warbler.

[image: osprey eagle 5x7.jpg]


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Date: 6/7/19 2:04 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] (Mostly) "Eastern" Birds, Boulder County, June 1-7
Hey, all. Some odds and ends from around Boulder County this first week of
June 2019:

June 1, near where the Fowler Trail and Goshawk Ridge Trail come together,
above El Dorado Springs. Hannah Floyd and I audio-recorded at least two
*ovenbirds* and likely a thirdling.

June 2, Greenlee Preserve & environs, Lafayette. Massive turnout for the
city's "Lafayette Birds!" public bird walk. Nice to see that initiative
really taking off. Crowd-pleasers included *wood duck, hooded merganser,
western grebe, sora, osprey,* and *bushtit.*

June 3, South Teller Farms area, off Arapahoe Road. Two exuberant *eastern
warbling vireos.* This is, I believe, a new location for me for the species.

June 4, Mesa Trail parking area, opposite Doudy Draw. A ceaselessly
chanting, totally invisible *American redstart.* The most amazing thing,
though, is that I found a parking space.

June 5, St. Vrain crossing, 61st/63rd streets, near Hygiene. Three singing *red-eyed
vireos,* one singing *eastern warbling vireo,* and, in the field just north
of the horse pasture, at least six, and probably a fair bit more,
*bobolinks.*

June 5, Crane Hollow crossing, St. Vrain River, Hygiene. An *eastern phoebe*
singing upstream from the bridge a ways.

June 6, Table Mesa Marsh, South Boulder. Two *red-eyed vireos* and an *eastern
warbling vireo.*

June 7, Boulder Creek at Jasper Flats, 109th Street, Erie. Two *orchard
orioles,* a male and a female.

As I'm sure everybody's noticed, all of eastern Boulder County is wet, wet,
wet. Hannah Floyd found a marvelous western tiger salamander yesterday
morning, June 6, at Waneka Lake, and managed to get half the city on it.

One other thing. This morning, on a quick jaunt to the deck at Greenlee
Preserve, I saw a *Virginia rail* and heard a *western tanager.* So the
tanagers are still on the move. But the big show, of course, was back in
May. Here's a little piece I did on the tanagers for The ABA Blog:

http://blog.aba.org/2019/06/how-to-know-the-birds-no-9-what-birders-want-western-tanagers.html

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado



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Date: 6/7/19 7:43 am
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] ADDENDUM: Tamarack Ranch 6/7
Hi Everyone, Forgot to mention two singing Dickcissels in the eastern section. One of the cuckoos was at area 1 in the western section. Mark Miller Longmont, CO Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 6/7/19 7:32 am
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack Ranch SWA (Logan) 6/7
Hi Everyone, On my drive back from Minnesota, I stopped at Tamarack Ranch SWA this morning 6/7. I saw or heard a number of normally eastern birds here.Northern Bobwhite - 1 heardYellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 heardRed-headed Woodpecker - 6Yellow-shafted Flicker - 2 (in a nest hole)Great Crested Flycatcher - 1 heardRed-eyed Vireo - 1Bell's Vireo - 4 (2 seen)Field Sparrow - 4 (at least--I heard 4 and saw 2)Indigo Bunting - 1I almost forgot which state I was in. The Bell's Vireos were in the western section (area 1), the others were in the eastern section. Mark Miller Longmont, CO Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 6/7/19 4:44 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 7, 2019.
<http://cobirds.org/>

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 7, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
LAUGHING GULL (Kiowa)

Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Pitkin)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (El Paso)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Garden Acres Park - Longmont
reported by Luke Pheneger.

—-On June 6 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at private home in Boulder reported by
Brian Guarente..

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On June 2 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at a private home by Michael
Rogers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Main Reservoir reported on May 29
by Rob Raker.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steve Mlodinow.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 5 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.
—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.


LINCOLM COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 6 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. Seen near the
yellow shed south of Main entrance and also seen on east side of cemetery.
Are there two? First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.


ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.

WELD COUNTY:

—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).


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


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)


*Cherry Creek State Park - wetlands loop*

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza at yahoo.com or 303-941-4881)

*Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer)*

Sunday, June 11

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Amershek at msn.com or 300-329-8646)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135

gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/6/19 6:20 pm
From: Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <marciaewade...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: N. Cardinal Update
to Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers: Could you please tell me where in Boulder
you saw a cardinal? They are one of the few things about NJ that I miss
and would love to see one again. Thank you. Marcia Wade

On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:00:18 PM UTC-6, Bob Fiehweg wrote:
>
> In addition to the male N. Cardinal singing in North Boulder this morning,
> a female just showed up in the same area. Perhaps after years of singing
> his heart out, he just got lucky!
>
> Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers
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Date: 6/6/19 4:00 pm
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] N. Cardinal Update
In addition to the male N. Cardinal singing in North Boulder this morning, a female just showed up in the same area. Perhaps after years of singing his heart out, he just got lucky!

Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers

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Date: 6/6/19 10:12 am
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Cardinal in North Boulder
A Northern Cardinal is currently singing in Boulder. He is along the north side of the Little League fields at 16th and Iris, close to 16th. It may be the same bird that has been in this area for the past several years.

Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers

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Date: 6/6/19 6:56 am
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Male Chestnut-Sided Warbler (Longmont, Boulder County)
I have a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler in my backyard this morning.
Quite the surprise when putting out the trash this morning.

I first heard it sing at about 7:10 and it is still singing in the same
trees as of 8:00am. Recorded audio of the bird, and submitted an eBird
checklist for it as well. In NW Longmont, near Garden Acres Park.

Great way to wake up!

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

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Date: 6/6/19 5:42 am
From: Jo <joann...>
Subject: [cobirds] Plainview Prairie, Jefferson County
We again birdied the Jefferson County Open Space Park on Plainview Road, off Coal Creek Canyon Road, yesterday. In the snags about 2 miles in, we saw a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers entering a nesting hole and apparently feeding nestlings. Just up the road into the pines, we found a pair of Dickcissels feeding a fledgling. This beautiful prairie is filled with wildflowers and birds. Jeffco is looking for reports on sightings of prairie birds as well.
JoAnn and Bill Hackos, Evergreen CO, <joann...>

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Date: 6/6/19 5:39 am
From: David Lawrance <david.lawrance...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
Just this week I've noticed about a 3x increase in number of herons, much
more tree-perching, flying in pairs, and more frequent interactions at
McIntosh Lake in Longmont There is a rookery at nearby Pella Crossing.
Perhaps the herons are fledging?

David

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:04:35 AM UTC-6, Pieter Strauss wrote:
>
> [image: Herons_crv_lvl_shrp_crop 05 06 2019_DSC8232.jpg]
>
> (Thought I posted this request before, but can't find it.)
> These birds look fairly heron-like, but coloring and grouping don't seem
> to match.
> On May 6th I saw a group of 6 of them flying west over Gross Reservoir at
> 6:45 a.m. A neighbor said he had seen them earlier perched in the tops of
> several trees, looking gawky and acting raucous.
> We have double-crested Cormorants up here, but that's not what these are.
> Any clues?
>
> Pieter
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>
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Date: 6/6/19 4:51 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 6, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
LAUGHING GULL (Kiowa)
ARCTIC TERN (Pueblo)

Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)
Black-and-white Warbler (Chaffee, *Douglas)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pitkin, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, *El Paso)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a home in Gunbarrel reported by
Mike Patterson.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler at Pleasant View Marsh reported by Ernest
Crvich on May 28.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On June 5 a Black-and-white Warbler reported at Castlewood Canyon Rd by
Cynthia Kristensen.

EL PASO COUNTY:
—-On June 2 a Scarlet Tanager was reported at a private home by Michael
Rogers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Main Reservoir reported on May 29
by Rob Raker.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steve Mlodinow.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 5 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.
—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.


LINCOLM COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On June 5 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.


ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 5 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.

WELD COUNTY:

—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).


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


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)


*Cherry Creek State Park - wetlands loop*

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza at yahoo.com or 303-941-4881)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135
gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/5/19 4:26 pm
From: modise <modise...>
Subject: [cobirds] Possible Anna’s hummingbird, Jefferson County
At about 4:45 this afternoon, I had a good candidate fir an Anna’s hummingbird on my feeder - looked just like the adult female in Sib! I’m waiting patiently with a camera hoping she returns. I live in Woodmar Square, just north of Coal Mine and east of Wadsworth (Littleton).

Bryan Arnold
Jeffco

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Date: 6/5/19 1:47 pm
From: Karen Drozda <drozdakaren55...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks at Cherryvale
Hi. Leading a trip Sunday June 9th to Eldorado Canyon and Cherryvale. If
you are up there this weekend would appreciate a "heads up" if they have
mowed that field.
Hoping the Bobolinks hang around a little longer. Thanks. Karen

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Date: 6/5/19 11:33 am
From: Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
How about that? I thought they were too dark. Many thanks!
--Pieter

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:04:35 AM UTC-6, Pieter Strauss wrote:
>
> [image: Herons_crv_lvl_shrp_crop 05 06 2019_DSC8232.jpg]
>
> (Thought I posted this request before, but can't find it.)
> These birds look fairly heron-like, but coloring and grouping don't seem
> to match.
> On May 6th I saw a group of 6 of them flying west over Gross Reservoir at
> 6:45 a.m. A neighbor said he had seen them earlier perched in the tops of
> several trees, looking gawky and acting raucous.
> We have double-crested Cormorants up here, but that's not what these are.
> Any clues?
>
> Pieter
>
>
>
>

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Date: 6/5/19 11:09 am
From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
The long neck that's folded back during flight is a good clue for Great
Blue Heron. The dark color eliminates Great Egret.

Carl Bendorf
Longmont CO

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:04:35 AM UTC-6, Pieter Strauss wrote:
>
> [image: Herons_crv_lvl_shrp_crop 05 06 2019_DSC8232.jpg]
>
> (Thought I posted this request before, but can't find it.)
> These birds look fairly heron-like, but coloring and grouping don't seem
> to match.
> On May 6th I saw a group of 6 of them flying west over Gross Reservoir at
> 6:45 a.m. A neighbor said he had seen them earlier perched in the tops of
> several trees, looking gawky and acting raucous.
> We have double-crested Cormorants up here, but that's not what these are.
> Any clues?
>
> Pieter
>
>
>
>

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Date: 6/5/19 10:04 am
From: Pieter Strauss <pstrauss451...>
Subject: [cobirds] Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir


[image: Herons_crv_lvl_shrp_crop 05 06 2019_DSC8232.jpg]

(Thought I posted this request before, but can't find it.)
These birds look fairly heron-like, but coloring and grouping don't seem to
match.
On May 6th I saw a group of 6 of them flying west over Gross Reservoir at
6:45 a.m. A neighbor said he had seen them earlier perched in the tops of
several trees, looking gawky and acting raucous.
We have double-crested Cormorants up here, but that's not what these are.
Any clues?

Pieter



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Date: 6/5/19 5:15 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <greggg......>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 5, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Kiowa)
ARCTIC TERN (Pueblo)

Sprague’s Pipit (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Chaffee)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson)
Blackburnian Warbler (*Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pitkin, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a home in Gunbarrel reported by
Mike Patterson.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler at Pleasant View Marsh reported by Ernest
Crvich on May 28.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On June 4 a Black-and-white Warbler was reported at Lower Sand Creek by
Greg Mihalik.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Main Reservoir reported on May 29
by Rob Raker.


KIOWA COUNTY:

—On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by
Steve Mlodinow.

LARIMER COUNTY:

—On June 4 the Common Gallinule continues at Wellington SWA—Schware Unit.
Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on April
29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of Morris
Reservoir, at the pond on the east end of hedgerows, on the north side of
the road.
—On June 4 Blackburnian Warbler was reported at Horsetooth Reservoir
(2831-3199 Centennial Dr.) by Nolan Bunting.
—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.


LINCOLM COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.


ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 3 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.

WELD COUNTY:

—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).


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


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)


*Cherry Creek State Park - wetlands loop*

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza at yahoo.com or 303-941-4881)

Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135
gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/4/19 6:44 pm
From: John Ealy <jrealy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
Sorry for any redundancy: Phone froze mid-post.

Regarding Western tanagers: We have three pairs continuing. Way down from
the 65-80 (uphill neighbor swears 100- plus) we had at peak, when they
daily went through seven bars of homemade suet, six orange halves and three
32-ounce jars of grape jam over three days. They started arriving May 3,
and only grew more numerous with the record cold. The numbers we had were
double the irruption of May 15-19, 2016. Concurrent were five male and
three female black-headed grosbeaks, and a scattering of lazuli buntings,
chipping sparrows and white-crown sparrows. We did see a female
sharp-shinned hawk take out and eat a female tanager, which might have been
stunned by a window strike.

Roxborough Park, Colorado
Douglas County

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:35:51 PM UTC-6, John Ealy wrote:
>
>
>
> On Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:44:08 PM UTC-6, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>>
>> Last night, I came home to my west Centennial (Arapahoe) yard to find a
>> half dozen tanagers continuing. With them, as new arrivals, was a trio of
>> immature Black-headed Grosbeaks (two males, one female). Later, a Warbling
>> Vireo came through. An Olive-sided Flycatcher, which I'd earlier seen a few
>> houses away, visited too.
>>
>>
>> This morning -- nothing. This afternoon -- nothing. (Even the singing,
>> male Yellow Warbler appears gone.) I'm sure if I traversed the High Line
>> Canal Trail, I might find some stragglers. But for the last week or two or
>> more, my yard's been full. Now, the place is filled with only absences.
>>
>>
>>
>> Are others in the Denver metro area noting the same thing--empty spaces
>> where the birds were yesterday or the day before? Or is it just my yard?
>>
>>
>>
>> - Jared Del Rosso
>>
>> Centennial, CO
>>
>>
>>
>

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Date: 6/4/19 6:35 pm
From: John Ealy <jrealy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?


On Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:44:08 PM UTC-6, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>
> Last night, I came home to my west Centennial (Arapahoe) yard to find a
> half dozen tanagers continuing. With them, as new arrivals, was a trio of
> immature Black-headed Grosbeaks (two males, one female). Later, a Warbling
> Vireo came through. An Olive-sided Flycatcher, which I'd earlier seen a few
> houses away, visited too.
>
>
> This morning -- nothing. This afternoon -- nothing. (Even the singing,
> male Yellow Warbler appears gone.) I'm sure if I traversed the High Line
> Canal Trail, I might find some stragglers. But for the last week or two or
> more, my yard's been full. Now, the place is filled with only absences.
>
>
>
> Are others in the Denver metro area noting the same thing--empty spaces
> where the birds were yesterday or the day before? Or is it just my yard?
>
>
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
>
> Centennial, CO
>
>
>

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Date: 6/4/19 1:41 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Loon, Arvada Reservoir , Jefferson County, Yes
The Pacific loon continues at the Arvada Reservoir. It's in the western
part of the reservoir. I got a look at about 1:20 when a thunderstorm
rolled in on me chasing me off. It's rather odd seeing a loon in June.
Good birding,
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO

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Date: 6/4/19 12:22 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker in Westcreek, near Deckers
Just got a report with photo of Red-headed Woodpecker at Turkey Rock Ranch
residential area in Westcreek, near Deckers


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County, 8500 feet

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Date: 6/4/19 5:22 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Phone: 303-655-9135
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 4, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Boulder, Kiowa)

ARCTIC TERN (Pueblo)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Prowers)

Sprague’s Pipit (*Weld)

Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (El Paso)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, *Pitkin)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lincoln)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a home in Gunbarrel reported by
Mike Patterson.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler at Pleasant View Marsh reported by Ernest
Crvich on May 28.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler at Main Reservoir reported on May 29
by Rob Raker.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported at the Farmers Highline Canal
Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.


KIOWA COUNTY:

On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by Steve
Mlodinow.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.

—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.


LINCOLM COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On June 3 a Chestnut-sided Warbler reported by Anders Weiss at private
home.

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.

—-On May 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On June 3 the Prothonotary Warbler with droopy left wing continues along
the Yampa River on the flotsam behind the Botanic Garden and the Osprey
nest reported by Dave and Ann Jones on May 22.

WELD COUNTY:

—-On June 2 Sprague’s Pipit was reported by Doug Ward at Weld County Rds 87
& 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.


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*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)


Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich, Denver
303-655-9135
gregggoodrich AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/3/19 10:47 am
From: Jan G <jangorski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler feeding in a debris pile on the Yampa river behind the Yampa Botanic Gardens near the osprey nest. Seen 6/3 for several hours working up & down the pile last seen at 11:45am. Will post photos to ebird later.
Jan Gorski
Routt County

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Date: 6/3/19 7:48 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nunn BBS Route Results
Hi all

Did my Nunn BBS route over weekend, 44 species including four new birds on
route:

- Lesser Scaup
- Orchard Oriole
- Vesper Sparrow
- Eared Grebe

Got fantastic photos of Swift Fox and her cub (there might be two) at their
den, too, over weekend!

Photos:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/view/102/nunn-bbs-route

Full list:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Lesser Scaup (New)
Eared Grebe (New)
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Bald Eagle
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Burrowing Owl
Western Wood-Pewee
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
Horned Lark
Barn Swallow
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Chestnut-collared Longspur
McCown's Longspur
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Cassin's Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow (New)
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (New)
Bullock's Oriole

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

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Date: 6/3/19 5:15 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 3, 2019.
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 3, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Boulder, *Kiowa)

ARCTIC TERN (Pueblo)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Prowers)

Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)

Magnolia Warbler (Jefferson, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (*Lincoln)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir; first
reported on May 29 by Rob Raker.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.


KIOWA COUNTY:

On June 2 (2) Laughing Gulls were reported from Neenoshe Reservoir by Steve
Mlodinow.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.

—-On June 2 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for over a month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.


LINCOLM COUNTY:

—-On June 2 a Black-throated Blue Warbler was reported at D Ave and
Hillcrest Dr in Limon by Steve Bauer.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.

—-On May 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.


*Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on **dfobirds.org*
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*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)



Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828


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Date: 6/2/19 8:43 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sprague's Pipit, Pawnee NG, Weld Co.
Needing a break from what is now Front Range Madness in trying to find a peaceful hike on the weekends, my wife, dogs, and I decided to head out to Pawnee Buttes (Pawnee NG, Weld Co., CO) this morning (Sun., 2 June'19) to shed some of this stress.  We were hoping to stumble on the usual suspects out on the prairies, but mainly to try and relax.  Birding was slow as we didn't get out there until around 11am, but managed to accomplish our main goal, a deep breath in the beautiful short grass prairies on a nice day.
However, on the way back birding luck struck, found an adult SPAGUE'S PIPIT at the intersection of Weld County Rds 87 & 112 (stub road 1mi north of the main CR110).  There is a small water filled swale on the east side of CR 87 where the pipit and several HORNED LARKS were feeding.  Knew Sprague's was a candidate as soon as we drove up and it flushed from the side of the road - short, black tail with a fair amount of white in the outer retricies, short, wide wings, and direct flight. Picked it up as it landed in a relatively open spot nearby - big eye in the plain tan face, neatly black marked pale brown upperparts, including black streaked crown, pale bill (at least the basal 2/3), and clean off white underparts except for some very faint streaking on the upper breast; throat was whitish.  Now you are thinking, as I did, it's not too early for juvenile Horned Larks to throw a wet towel on the party.  Party on Garth!  Diagnostic pale pink legs!  A first for Colorado for me and yes, a Records Committee report will be forthcoming.  This was around 3:30pm, so hopefully it is still around in the morning.
On the way in, stopped at Crow Valley CG to walk the dogs and see if by chance there might be something good lingering.  Not the case with primarily breeders around, though a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD and beautiful RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were nice, as well as a surprise pair of LESSER GOLDFINCH.  As we meandered out to the Buttes, then back a different route, only had a few MCCOWN'S LONGSPURS, no Chestnut-collareds, and unfortunately no Mountain Plovers, so guess we'll have to head out again...dang!
Good Birding,DougDenver, CO
2 June 2019  CrowValley CG, Pawnee NG, Weld Co., COMourning Dove – 10Common Nighthawk – 1Killdeer – 2Red-headed Woodpecker – 1American Kestrel – 1mWestern Kingbird – 9Blue Jay – 2House Wren – 3American Robin – 4Northern Mockingbird – 1LESSER GOLDFINCH – 1m1fAmerican Goldfinch – 1m1fWestern Meadowlark – 5Bullock’s Oriole – 5Red-winged Blackbird – 4Common Grackle – 12Yellow Warbler - 3 
2 June 2019  EastUnit (Briggsdale-Pawnee Buttes), Pawnee NG, Weld Co., COMallard - 2Rock Pigeon - 10Mourning Dove – 8Common Nighthawk – 3American Avocet - 6Killdeer – 4Wilson’s Phalarope - 4American Kestrel – 1Western Kingbird – 18Eastern Kingbird - 2Horned Lark – 110Barn Swallow - 2Cliff Swallow – 15American Robin – 1European Starling - 10SPRAGUE’S PIPIT – 1 (Weld CR 87 & 112; I guess nottechnically in the National Grasslands)McCown’s Longspur – 3m 1fGrasshopper Sparrow – 3Lark Sparrow – 5Lark Bunting - 85Western Meadowlark – 40Red-winged Blackbird – 5Brewer’s Blackbird - 4Common Grackle – 6House Sparrow - 6


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Date: 6/2/19 8:34 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Nighthawks! - Centennial (Arapahoe)
Around the last week of May, I start listening and watching for Common
Nighthawks at dusk from my west Centennial yard in Arapahoe County. This
year, I had a nighthawk on May 22 (my earliest in four springs at my
house), May 23, 26, 29, and June 1. I saw the bird on the 22nd, 26th, and
29th. All were flying westish, toward University Ave & deKoevend Park.

Tonight, I decided to look around the neighborhood for these birds. At
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, I heard one. Over the entrance of the High
Line Canal Trail off Orchard Rd, I counted 14, headed west-northwest,
flying relatively low and silently. On my way home, I spotted two low over
my neighborhood and, later on the walk, one (perhaps part of that initial
"pair").

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 6/2/19 11:45 am
From: John Rawinski <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Tern at San Luis Lake
This morning I observed and photographed an adult plumage Least Tern at San
Luis Lake (Alamosa County). This is only the 4th record for the San Luis
Valley.

Otherwise, the lake had Eared Grebes, Willow Flycatcher, Wilson's Warbler,
Cinnamon teal, Gadwall and Ruddy Ducks.

The San Luis Valley is experiencing a surge of Willow Flycatchers in the
past week. They can be seen doing their "fitz bews" in most covers around
the San Luis Valley. I feel that the weather patterns have slowed migration
a bit and that many higher elevation habitats are still snow covered or
late to leaf out.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 6/2/19 5:45 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 2, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*LARIMER)

COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Boulder)

ARCTIC TERN (Pueblo)

WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Prowers)

Baltimore Oriole (Pitkin)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Nashville Warbler (Larimer)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (*Yuma)

Magnolia Warbler (*Jefferson, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Black-throated Green Warbler (*Boulder)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a singing male Black-throated Green Warbler was reported from
Sawhill Ponds (south of Lake # 5 and west of Lake # 4) by Paula Hansley.

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Lair O’ the Bear Park by
Mike Blatchley.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir; first
reported on May 29 by Rob Raker.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On June 1 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the Moraine Park
Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park by Anisha Pockharel. The
Park’s only previous eBIrd record was from Moraine Park on 9/7/04.

—-On May 29 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for a full month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.

—-On May 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.

—-On May 27 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.


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*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 720 775-9710)


*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


*Eldorado Canyon SP*

Sunday, June 9

6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com or 303-388-0891)


*Roxborough State Park*

Sunday, June 9

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Allison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com or 303-904-9140)



Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828


jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 6/1/19 10:06 pm
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Steamboat?
It's an hour away, and not sure if it'd still be active this late, but a
very reliable Greater Sage Grouse lek is about an hour from there, near
Walden.

Dave Cameron
Denver

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Date: 6/1/19 8:42 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tanager bonanza in 1995
Hi, Cobirders!

It's been a long time since we've posted (having moved out of Colorado
in 2002). But I still enjoy perusing the digest, and reading items of
interest.

The tanager extravaganza y'all have been experiencing this year, put me
in mind of a similar episode in 1995. I don't have exact dates, but I
know it was in May of that year. We were living in Penrose (Fremont
County), and we had a couple weeks of cool/occasionally wet weather, and
very low cloud fronts (if memory serves me correctly, they were actually
above the clouds up in Salida and Westcliffe).

I had a particularly nasty virus of some kind that month, that left me
home lying on the couch for most of two weeks. The saving grace was the
incredible influx of Western Tanagers, Bullock's Orioles, and Black-headed
Grosbeaks. Whenever I'd wake from my fevered couch-napping, I'd drag
myself to the kitchen, and cut up more watermelons, bananas, cantaloupe and
oranges, which we'd place on the patio on big plates. They devoured all
the offerings within a few hours each time. It was such a fun sight (and a
great diversion from the viral malaise!).

We've had a "cooler" May here in Tucson, and more Western Tanagers than
usual in our yard, but nothing like the Front Range Tanager Tour this
spring.

Thanks for all the great posts about the tanager invasion this spring.

Happy Birding! Rosie Watts, Tucson

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Date: 6/1/19 6:33 pm
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks Continue
Several male bobolinks were present this afternoon (6/1/19) just before 4:30 in the field east of Cherryvale and south of South Boulder Road. Early signs of poison ivy along the east side of Cherryvale, so scratch down this word of caution.

Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers
Boulder

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Date: 6/1/19 3:51 pm
From: 'William Fink' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Weld County sandpipers
There were two Semipalmated and one White-rumped sandpiper at Loloff Reservoir on 6–1-19 at 4:30 PM. Good birding Bill Fink

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Date: 6/1/19 12:37 pm
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [cobirds] Correction: Re: Northern Parula, lower white ranch, Jefferson co.
Sorry, this is Jefferson County.

-Eric

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 12:27 PM Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> wrote:

> This morning, approx 1000ish my son and I came upon a northern parula
> along the main trail, a little over .25 mile from the parking lot. It was
> in the thick shrubs then flew off down stream. Managed to get a few photos
> that’ll be added to my ebird list later today. Park was super busy with
> lots of bikes, so not sure how time much it’ll spend near the trail.
>
> Eric Storms
> Castle Rock
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Date: 6/1/19 11:40 am
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Parula, lower white ranch, Boulder co.
This morning, approx 1000ish my son and I came upon a northern parula along
the main trail, a little over .25 mile from the parking lot. It was in the
thick shrubs then flew off down stream. Managed to get a few photos that’ll
be added to my ebird list later today. Park was super busy with lots of
bikes, so not sure how time much it’ll spend near the trail.

Eric Storms
Castle Rock

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Date: 6/1/19 11:36 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] CSR Last Day, El Paso Co, Sat.
Hey COBirders,

One goal banding at Clear Spring Ranch this spring was to see if there were any birds still moving on June 1 (or beyond), but things slowed significantly the last two days, and I closed down my station today. I observed/caught TWO migrants yesterday, and 6 today. Most everything else was local breeders, and I don’t like bothering them.

Meredith, I DO watch your posts to see if there is any connection between what you are getting at Chatfield, and what I had here in S El Paso Co. Many days there was similarity, but you usually had bigger numbers. Many days our species lists matched pretty closely. Fun!

I, too, had record numbers, 1040 birds, compared to my previous amazingly high number of 925 in 2017. I didn’t get the Virginia’s Warbler, Dusky Flycatcher, or Yellow-rumped Warbler numbers you did, but I had record numbers of Chipping Sparrows, Lincoln Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows (records for both Gambell's and Mountain ssp),Yellow Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers (still only 17), Warbling Vireos, and almost matching record high numbers in several other species like MacGillivray’s Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler and Swainson’s Thrush.

I agree that the cool, misty, SE wind days we had brought in huge numbers, and even several still, clear days (and nights) brought in good numbers on several occasions. In a lot of ways I felt like migration for many was a little later that I had been seeing, and some expected regular species barely showed up at all. (Still on their way???).

It still amazes me that I get many birds at all. There doesn’t appear to me to be anything special about my riparian area that would make birds pass through at ground level, but they do!
If I’m not traveling I plan to re-open around August 1 to start catching Yellow Warblers that are already on the move by then. Too much fun.

Have a good summer,
Steve Brown
Colo Spgs


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Date: 6/1/19 10:23 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-throated green warbler, Boulder County
Hi all!
I was doing my bird survey of Sawhill Ponds off of 75th Street with a
friend early this morning when, all of a sudden about 7 am, a singing
Black-throated green warbler appeared in a tree right in front of us! We
were on a small path on the west side of Sawhill Lake No. 5.

This warbler, one singing Yellow-rumped warbler, and a couple of Western
tanagers were the only migrants that we encountered in four hours today.

Paula Hansley
Louisville

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Date: 6/1/19 9:40 am
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report -Chatfield, 5/31/19 (Last day!)
Feeling a certain let-down this first morning after the busiest spring
banding season in the dozen or so years we've had this station! It wasn't
even close - with a total of 1154 individual birds caught, we were 40%
ahead of the next closest year - 2009 with 819.

My short-term thinking is that there were a couple of factors contributing
to the big increase this season. First, there were several species that
came through the Front Range in huge numbers - most of you noticed the
Yellow-rumped Warbler invasion early in the spring - which was likely the
result of a super good breeding season last summer. (We had a record number
of Yellow-rumpeds last fall at Barr, followed by an even larger number this
spring.) Second was the weather, which included several storms and no
really hot weather. The cooler overall temperatures meant birds were more
active longer each day. The storms brought migrating birds down that
otherwise might have moved through without stopping and then kept birds
around while they waited for the storms to pass and the late snow in the
mountains to melt.

The excitement of the high number of birds during the storms was tempered
by the problems that the cold, wet, windy, sometimes violent weather
created for the birds. Many of you have noted dead or injured birds, nest
failures, etc. In the hand, we noticed other negative impacts,
particularly in some species, like Virginia's Warblers and Dusky
Flycatchers, whose arrival at Chatfield spanned the good weather early on
and the storms somewhat later, and both of which came through the station
in record numbers. The later birds carried less fat, had more severely
worn flight and tail feathers, and some even had body feathers that had
dried but remained matted together rather than fluffy, etc.

A more complete summary will follow when I've had a chance to get the data
compiled, which is going to take a few weeks. In the meantime, here is the
info from our final day (yesterday). The highlights were 3 quite old birds
being recaptured - a Yellow-breasted Chat and a Bullock's Oriole, both
banded in 2015, and (drum roll......) a Yellow Warbler female banded on the
same day (5/31) in 2012. The most amazing thing about this YEWA is that
she had not been caught in the intervening years........how did we miss
her? Maybe we need to stay open into early June! Here's the breakdown of
the final 27 birds of the season:

Dusky Flycatcher 1
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 4
Yellow Warbler 6 new, 1 banded 2012, 1 in 2017
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 3 new, 1 banded 2015
Lincoln's Warbler 1
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 1
Bullock's Oriole 1 banded 2015

Thanks to the great banding volunteer crew that makes it possible for us to
run the full station and educate kids of all ages on even the busiest of
days. And thanks to the many of you who visited the station, who took
photos and sent them to me, and who sent e-mails during the course of the
season. We are all part of a really supportive and enthusiastic birding
community!

Meredith McBurney
Bander, Chatfield Banding Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 6/1/19 5:15 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 1, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Boulder)

ARCTIC TERN (*Pueblo)

WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Prowers)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Baltimore Oriole (*Pitkin)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Nashville Warbler (*Larimer)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (El Paso)

Magnolia Warbler (Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson. This has been a banner year for tanagers, with
more Scarlet Tanagers reported to eBird than in previous years.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir; first
reported on May 29 by Rob Raker.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for a full month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.


PHILLIPS COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by Thomas
Holub.


PITKIN COUNTY:

—-On May 31 a Baltimore Oriole was reported along Hwy 133 north of Redstone
by Mary Harris.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 31 an ARCTIC TERN was reported from Chico Basin Ranch by John
Drummond.

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.

—-On May 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River Trail,
east of Pueblo Blvd.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.

—-On May 27 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.



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*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 720 775-9710)


*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 5/31/19 8:24 pm
From: Matt Rodgers <mattrodgers79...>
Subject: [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
Jared, I’m about a mile west of you and same experience here; I’ve had multiple tanagers here over the past week working mainly my oranges but they did start to go after the jelly in my oriole feeder as well (something the few orioles I’ve had didn’t do) but nothing today; a remarkable fallout indeed and I look forward to learning more about why this event has apparently happened the whole way to the Great Lakes but am afraid it may be wrapping up in our neck of the woods.

All the best, Matt

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Date: 5/31/19 8:01 pm
From: 'Rosanne Juergens' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
Not gone yet from my yard! Although a cute Lesser Goldfinch pair just started their visits to my nyger feeder yesterday. I'm about 3 miles west of you Jared
Rosanne Juergens
Centennial/Littleton

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Date: 5/31/19 7:52 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-headed woodpecker continues, Larimer County
A few tanagers are still hanging around our feeders, with a few Lazuli buntings, black-headed grosbeaks, and occasionally a female or male oriole, but the red-headed woodpecker is the most stunning. He likes the sunflower seeds the best but will eat some suet too.

Libby Edwards
Northwest Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 5/31/19 7:24 pm
From: Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?
We've noticed a diminished number of visits to the feeder from the tanagers
but we're still seeing them quite frequently. Just a bit ago we had 2
males and 2 females. We've also been visited by a male and female
black-headed grosbeak this last week, and saw the female today. What a
week! But now it's time the tanagers get moving. I hope they remember us
this fall. We're also seeing much less activity in the yard from the
broad-tailed hummingbirds.

Lesley Brown
Northern Highlands Ranch

On Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:44:08 PM UTC-6, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>
> Last night, I came home to my west Centennial (Arapahoe) yard to find a
> half dozen tanagers continuing. With them, as new arrivals, was a trio of
> immature Black-headed Grosbeaks (two males, one female). Later, a Warbling
> Vireo came through. An Olive-sided Flycatcher, which I'd earlier seen a few
> houses away, visited too.
>
>
> This morning -- nothing. This afternoon -- nothing. (Even the singing,
> male Yellow Warbler appears gone.) I'm sure if I traversed the High Line
> Canal Trail, I might find some stragglers. But for the last week or two or
> more, my yard's been full. Now, the place is filled with only absences.
>
>
>
> Are others in the Denver metro area noting the same thing--empty spaces
> where the birds were yesterday or the day before? Or is it just my yard?
>
>
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
>
> Centennial, CO
>
>
>

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Date: 5/31/19 7:24 pm
From: Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: More media coverage of the Great Colorado Tanager Fallout of May 2019
Thank you for the heads up, Ted! Loved hearing your personal history about
the Clay-colored sparrow. Now I must see one! : )

Lesley Brown
Highlands Ranch

On Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:15:20 AM UTC-6, Ted Floyd wrote:
>
> Hey, all.
>
> Thanks to Hugh Kingery for notifying us about the Channel 9 coverage of
> the tanagerpalooza/tanagerpocalypse of 2019. The story was covered on
> yesterday's American Birding Podcast, too:
>
> https://tinyurl.com/ABA-podcast-5-30-2019
>
> The Colorado tanager coverage begins at 27:15.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
>

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Date: 5/31/19 2:44 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] A last hurrah for the Denver metro area?


Last night, I came home to my west Centennial (Arapahoe) yard to find a
half dozen tanagers continuing. With them, as new arrivals, was a trio of
immature Black-headed Grosbeaks (two males, one female). Later, a Warbling
Vireo came through. An Olive-sided Flycatcher, which I'd earlier seen a few
houses away, visited too.


This morning -- nothing. This afternoon -- nothing. (Even the singing, male
Yellow Warbler appears gone.) I'm sure if I traversed the High Line Canal
Trail, I might find some stragglers. But for the last week or two or more,
my yard's been full. Now, the place is filled with only absences.



Are others in the Denver metro area noting the same thing--empty spaces
where the birds were yesterday or the day before? Or is it just my yard?



- Jared Del Rosso

Centennial, CO



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Date: 5/31/19 8:15 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] More media coverage of the Great Colorado Tanager Fallout of May 2019
Hey, all.

Thanks to Hugh Kingery for notifying us about the Channel 9 coverage of the
tanagerpalooza/tanagerpocalypse of 2019. The story was covered on
yesterday's American Birding Podcast, too:

https://tinyurl.com/ABA-podcast-5-30-2019

The Colorado tanager coverage begins at 27:15.

Enjoy!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 5/31/19 5:01 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 31, 2019.
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 31, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

LAUGHING GULL (Boulder)

WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Prowers)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips)

BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)

Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Scarlet Tanager (*Boulder)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a (m) Scarlet Tanager flew over a private home in Gunbarrel, as
reported by Mike Patterson. This has been a banner year for tanagers as a
group, with more Scarlet Tanagers this May than ever.

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 30 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
Richard Trinkner.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir; first
reported on May 29 by Rob Raker.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Arvada Blunn Reservoir
by Josh Lefever.PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a BAIRD’S SPARROW was reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area; first reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.

—-On May 29 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for a full month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reeser Bird
Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Poudre
Canyon Rd in Bellevue by Sondler Selvig.

—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer &
Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.


PHILLIPS COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by Thomas
Holub.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 30 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 29 a Least Bittern was heard at Nepesta Marsh by David Suddjian.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River
Trail, east of Pueblo Blvd.

—-On May 30 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported from Arkansas River near
Reservoir Rd; first reported May 28 by Rick Clawges.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso from
Lamar Community College.

—-On May 27 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew north. The message was relayed by Cathy
Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first Colorado record
documented with a photograph.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 26 a Mourning Warbler was seen at Hale Ponds by David Dowell.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.


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


*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)


*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 720 775-9710)


*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


*Bailey Nesting Area*

Thursday, June 6

5:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park*

Friday, June 7

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bill Wuerthele (Wuerthel AT ecentral.com or 303-333-2519)



Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 5/30/19 6:46 pm
From: Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Tanagers - on Channel 9 news tonight
Thank you for the heads up, Hugh. We recorded it, and while watching the
playback we see a photo of a tanager on a jelly feeder, I thought wow,
there's another Lesley Brown who has Western Tanagers! LOL, it was my
shot. Just a little mind-blowing to see my name and pic on TV. : )

We are still having multiple and frequent visits to the feeders by the
tanagers, just a little while ago we had 4 males at one time. This tanager
spring is memorable. I hope the birds get into their usual pattern soon,
for their sake. But I will saturate my eyes while I can. : )

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:50:19 PM UTC-6, Hugh Kingery wrote:
>
> Corky from 9News spent a couple of hours at the Audubon Nature Center at
> Chatfield interviewing Bob Santangelo & Karl Brummert about the tanager
> pageant this month (Of course, no tanagers showed up for his camera).
>
> The segment will air on the 6 pm news (though I doubt at 6 pm). Apparently
> you can get it online somehow after 7 pm.
>
> Hugh Kingery
>

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:50:19 PM UTC-6, Hugh Kingery wrote:
>
> Corky from 9News spent a couple of hours at the Audubon Nature Center at
> Chatfield interviewing Bob Santangelo & Karl Brummert about the tanager
> pageant this month (Of course, no tanagers showed up for his camera).
>
> The segment will air on the 6 pm news (though I doubt at 6 pm). Apparently
> you can get it online somehow after 7 pm.
>
> Hugh Kingery
>

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Date: 5/30/19 5:44 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/30/19
Nice to see the sun again, although it means fewer birds around. I hope it
also means the birds can begin to recover from the impact of the recent
storms and cold weather. We caught 33 new birds today:

Northern Flicker, Red-shafted 1 (FOS)
Western Wood-pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Dusky Flycatcher 2
Warbling Vireo 1 new, 1 banded 2016
House Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
Cedar Waxwing 1 new, 1 banded 2018 (first time we've ever recaught a CEDW
from a prior season)
Yellow Warbler 5 new, 1 banded 2016
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Western Tanager 1
Green-tailed Towhee 1
Lesser Goldfinch 2

Tomorrow is our last day; we will take down the station after banding, my
guess is we will start take-down about 11 a.m.

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/30/19 5:05 pm
From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Steamboat?
Some good info on the CFO's Colorado County Birding website. Here is the
link for Routt County:

https://coloradocountybirding.org/ByCounty.aspx?CountyID=55

Carl Bendorf
Longmont, Boulder County

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:21:03 AM UTC-6, Gary Brower wrote:
>
> Good morning, CoBirders!
>
> Dear spouse and I will be spending a couple fo days in Steamboat Springs
> in a couple of weeks. Just wondering where might be good places/walks for
> birding?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Gary Brower
> Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 5/30/19 3:50 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tanagers - on Channel 9 news tonight
Corky from 9News spent a couple of hours at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield interviewing Bob Santangelo & Karl Brummert about the tanager pageant this month (Of course, no tanagers showed up for his camera).

The segment will air on the 6 pm news (though I doubt at 6 pm). Apparently you can get it online somehow after 7 pm.

Hugh Kingery

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Date: 5/30/19 3:11 pm
From: 'ahilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
Carpenter Ranch has great birding; Walden; turn offs from Rabbit Ears Pass; Sarvice Creek.

Are you looking for any species in particular?

I used to spend summers in Steamboat. Feel free to e-mail me. I can also give you names of local birders who are likely willing to help you out!

Good Birding,
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Date: 5/30/19 10:57 am
From: Robert Parsons <rparsons...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
There is also a great summary of building locations in the general area. I assume that you could find it online. When I was there this winter, our concierge found it for me and printed out a copy. It had descriptions, locations, and the general bird species you could expect to see in the general area. I tried out several of them, having a great time.

Robert

Robert Parsons
Chief Financial Officer

On May 30, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Wayne Wathen <wwathen...><mailto:<wwathen...>> wrote:

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

There is a nice trail that along the river that I have both ran along and bird watched sometimes at the same time. There is also a nice botanical garden along the side of the river that is free or at least the last time we were there that also could be interesting.

Wayne Wathen
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Subject: [cobirds] Steamboat?

Good morning, CoBirders!

Dear spouse and I will be spending a couple fo days in Steamboat Springs in a couple of weeks. Just wondering where might be good places/walks for birding?

Thanks so much!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 5/30/19 10:34 am
From: Wayne Wathen <wwathen...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Steamboat?
There is a nice trail that along the river that I have both ran along and bird watched sometimes at the same time. There is also a nice botanical garden along the side of the river that is free or at least the last time we were there that also could be interesting.

Wayne Wathen
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:20 AM
To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Steamboat?

Good morning, CoBirders!

Dear spouse and I will be spending a couple fo days in Steamboat Springs in a couple of weeks. Just wondering where might be good places/walks for birding?

Thanks so much!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 5/30/19 10:21 am
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: [cobirds] Steamboat?
Good morning, CoBirders!

Dear spouse and I will be spending a couple fo days in Steamboat Springs in a couple of weeks. Just wondering where might be good places/walks for birding?

Thanks so much!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 5/30/19 10:13 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo birds 5/30
Quite a few interesting birds continue in Pueblo this morning.

Tim and Lindsay saw the *Yellow-throated Warbler *at Roselawn Cemetery in
Blende (usually just east of the West Entrance of the Cemetery off Aspen
Road), first found on May 11th by Evan Carlson.

Along the Arkansas River, east of Reservoir Drive in Pueblo. The
singing *Chestnut-sided
Warbler* and *Bell's Vireo* continue for their 4th day (first seen on
Monday by Rick Clawges), the *Carolina Wren* continues as well (this bird
has been around for a couple years now). One new surprise, was an adult
male *Summer Tanager*, that Tim, Lindsay, and I saw this morning. A Willow
Flycatcher was singing its "fitz bew" song this morning as well. West of
Reservoir Drive, I had a singing Olive-sided Flycatcher "quick three
beers". Some other mountain migrant birds continue, Wilson's,
MacGillivray's, and Audubon's "Yellow-rumped" Warblers, Western Tanagers,
Swainson's Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrows, Violet-green Swallows.

Good birding,

--
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 5/30/19 5:37 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


Howdy birders! This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 30,
sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by
reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

RED KNOT (Weld)

LAUGHING GULL (*Boulder)

WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (*Douglas)

ZONE-TAILED HAWK (*Prowers)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips)

BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Tennessee Warbler (El Paso)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (*El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (Yuma)

Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, *Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (*Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

Summer Tanager (Fremont)

Scarlet Tanager (Douglas)


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a LAUGHING GULL was reported from Lagerman Agricultural
Preserve—Lagerman Reservoir by Barbara Brown.

—-On May 28 a Palm Warbler was reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Luke
Pheneger.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—- On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Chris Petrizzo in his yard.

This would be the first county record of this “Black-winged Redbird”. The
bird

is probably not still there, but if you want to try for it, walk the
southern perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space, parallel to Rock Creek Drive.
Park on Oak Circle & walk into the Open Space.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Palm Warbler was reported from Pleasant View Marsh; first
reported by Ernest Crvich on May 28.

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
Richard Trinkner.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo
Quezada.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found near 355 Willow Lake Dr by
Urling Kingery.

—-On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in
Louviers near 1st and Elm; not found on May 28. First reported May 26 by
Tom Halverstadt.


EL PASO:

—-On May 29 a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Clear Spring Ranch by Alan
Ketchum and reported by Brandon Percival.

—-On May 25 a Wood Thrush was reported by the DFO field trip at Chico Basin
Ranch—wooded areas (fee area).

—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station
by Luke Pheneger.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature
Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.


FREMONT COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by
Susan Blansett.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by

Ginny Bergstrom.

—-On May 29 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at the Farmers Highline
Canal Trail—Pierce St to Westminster Blvd by James McCall.

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington SWA—Schware
Unit. Present for a full month now, it was first seen by Josh Bruening on
April 29 at the pond north of Larimer CR 60. Drive about 1/4 mile east of
Morris Reservoir, to the pond at the east end of hedgerows, on the north
side of the road.

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reeser Bird
Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.

—-on May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Poudre
Canyon Rd in Bellevue by Sondler Selvig.

—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer &
Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 (2) BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.


PHILLIPS COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by

Thomas Holub.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 29 an (imm) ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported by Eric DeFonso.

—-On May 27 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—-On May 29 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 25 a Wood Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Ranch—Headquarters
(fee area) by Mark Amershek.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 29 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.

—-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s
Pond by Doug Kibbe.

—-On May 25 a Black-billed Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve
Mlodinow.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 26 a Mourning Warbler was seen at Hale Ponds by David Dowell.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.


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



*Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers*

Thursday, May 30

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)


*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 720 775-9710)


*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 5/30/19 5:31 am
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-headed woodpecker and rose-breasted grosbeak, Larimer County
Hi all
Last evening we had a rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeders, and this morning about 6:15 am we had a red-headed woodpecker on the feeders. What a crazy magical spring. It is almost surreal. The Western tanagers are still flying about too as well as the hybrid oriole. And we have been seeing a black-headed grosbeak. It is hard to leave the window!

Libby Edwards
Northwest Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 5/29/19 6:32 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/29/19
Today we shared our love of birds with an enthusiastic group of CPW
rangers-in-training. We continued to catch a good number of birds and
variety of species. 51 new birds today:

Willow Flycatcher 1
Hammond's Flycatcher 1
Dusky Flycatcher 7
Cordilleran Flycatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 5
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 3
Yellow Warbler 8 new, 1 banded 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 2
American Redstart 1 banded 2016
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Western Tanager 1
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Bullock's Oriole 1
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 2

This is our last week; we will take down the station after banding on
Friday. We have a group from 8-10 on Thursday, no visitors scheduled on
Friday. We are opening nets at 6:30, and most days have birds back at the
station by 7:15. We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very
hot, very cold, or very windy.

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/29/19 6:18 pm
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: [cobirds] The latest issue of Colorado Birds is now available to members online
The latest issue of Colorado Birds is now available to members on the CFO
webpage in full color at:
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/Archives.aspx

Printed copies should arrive in mailboxes soon.

-Christy Payne
Editor, Colorado Birds

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Date: 5/29/19 5:59 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinkpalooza - Cherryvale Rd. Boulder Cnty
COBirders,
Yesterday I stopped by the old OSMP HQ turnoff and found 1 male Bobolink in
the field to the east of Cherryvale and south of S Boulder Rd. I continued
on down south of the Hwy 36 overpass to the Open Space field on the left
side to run the dog and found 4 more males. Today I am back with Jamie Simo
after work and there are at least 10 in this field. We have seen 6-7 males
chasing a female a couple times since our arrival. We've digiscoped a
couple cooperative males along the ditch perched in high grass. Its well
worth a stop here if you can make it.

Good birding,
Chip Clouse - Golden

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Date: 5/29/19 12:27 pm
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
. . . forgot this . . .

Sorta hard to tell on my monitor, but I think I'd sex the bird as a female.

<sebastianpatti...>
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Subject: Re: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County

When I lived in Chicago and banded birds along the shore of Lake Michigan, one HIGHLIGHT for me was banding multiple CONWs each spring. They tend to be
late migrants in the Chicago area, and Memorial Day always seemed to be the peak time. The species is often misidentified (especially in the fall), but in the hand the birds are really different
from the similarly-plumaged Mournings; most importantly, the eye ring is (structurally) a raised ring of feathers that surrounds the bird's eye. There's also the tail
length and length of the undertail coverts, but this raised ring of feathers is pretty obvious when one has the critter in one's hand.

This bird is pretty clearly a CONW . . . nice find.

<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
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Unit 3088
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CELL: 773/304-7488

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Subject: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County

Alan Ketchum photographed what appears to be a male Connecticut Warbler at Clear Spring Ranch in El Paso County. West on Exit 123 off I-25, go to Fountain Creek then head south. Hopefully people will be looking soon.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56870981<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS56870981&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2b54319a99ad430e497a08d6e46aee7e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636947545247738920&sdata=zatodH7rYAzJtLdrRyPQ0oJg5ETDpyihd9q3JQEq0YE%3D&reserved=0>

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Date: 5/29/19 12:22 pm
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
When I lived in Chicago and banded birds along the shore of Lake Michigan, one HIGHLIGHT for me was banding multiple CONWs each spring. They tend to be
late migrants in the Chicago area, and Memorial Day always seemed to be the peak time. The species is often misidentified (especially in the fall), but in the hand the birds are really different
from the similarly-plumaged Mournings; most importantly, the eye ring is (structurally) a raised ring of feathers that surrounds the bird's eye. There's also the tail
length and length of the undertail coverts, but this raised ring of feathers is pretty obvious when one has the critter in one's hand.

This bird is pretty clearly a CONW . . . nice find.

<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
770 S. Grand Avenue
Unit 3088
Los Angeles, CA 90017
CELL: 773/304-7488

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Subject: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County

Alan Ketchum photographed what appears to be a male Connecticut Warbler at Clear Spring Ranch in El Paso County. West on Exit 123 off I-25, go to Fountain Creek then head south. Hopefully people will be looking soon.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56870981<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS56870981&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cbca669e1506c4a0568e108d6e46916ea%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636947537335202676&sdata=B%2FTTjkYQHnlfmvLY782hKC9kI%2BtnJN6ty010KF15pH4%3D&reserved=0>

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Date: 5/29/19 12:13 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
Exit 123 and go East of I-25 to parking lot. I always type the wrong
direction. Not west of I-25.

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 1:08 PM Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:

> Alan Ketchum photographed what appears to be a male Connecticut Warbler at
> Clear Spring Ranch in El Paso County. West on Exit 123 off I-25, go to
> Fountain Creek then head south. Hopefully people will be looking soon.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56870981
>
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> Pueblo West, CO
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Date: 5/29/19 12:08 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] CONNECTICUT WARBLER - El Paso County
Alan Ketchum photographed what appears to be a male Connecticut Warbler at
Clear Spring Ranch in El Paso County. West on Exit 123 off I-25, go to
Fountain Creek then head south. Hopefully people will be looking soon.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56870981

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Date: 5/29/19 10:40 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-shouldered Hawk, Douglas
Picture attached

Hugh KingeryFranktown

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Date: 5/29/19 10:26 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-shouldered Hawk, Franktown, Douglas
An hour ago Urling spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk. It perched on a picket fence, 4 feet off the ground, and flew to the ground to capture prey. After she showed to me, about 45 minutes after she saw, two turkeys scared it off the fence and it disappeared into the ponderosa pines south of the road. We couldn't find it again.
The site: just beyond 355 Willow Lake Drive. Picture to follow, and description headed for eBird.

Hugh KingeryFranktown

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Date: 5/29/19 9:47 am
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: [cobirds] CFO Convention - someone looking for a ride - also last day for online registration
Hi -
We received the following request for a ride to the convention - if you can
help please contact Bob Evans via the means below directly - thanks!


"I need a ride from the Denver/Boulder area to the Convention on June 12
and return on June 17. I tried to post a notice on CObirds but I can't make
it work. Please tell me how to post to CObirds or post a notice for me. My
e-mail is <revans9173...> and my telephone is 303-818-5256. Thanks for
your help."

Also - today is the last day for online registration - you can do so here -
https://cobirds.org/CFO/Conventions/Next.aspx


Diana Beatty
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Date: 5/29/19 9:38 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: ZONE-TAILED HAWK, Prowers (2019-5-29)
I should add that the bird appeared to be an immature - the tail bands were
thin and lacking the broader subterminal banding that adults have.

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
near Lyons, Boulder County, CO


On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 10:33 AM Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:

> Folks,
>
> After my morning bird survey south of Lamar got cut short because of
> winds, I headed back to town and stopped by the Lamar Community College to
> see if the cold north winds brought in any new late migrants. Things were
> pretty subdued in the woods overall, but I kept perusing the south end just
> in case. When I got to the far southwest corner of the woods, I briefly saw
> a ZONE-TAILED HAWK perched on a snaggy cottonwood overseeing a relatively
> open sage patch. It saw me of course too and didn't like that so it flew
> off, but while it flew relatively low by me I got very good clear looks at
> its bright yellow cere on the face of its large buteo head, differentiating
> it easily from the Turkey Vultures it otherwise resembles in both aspect
> and carriage.
>
> When I respotted it, it was ascending and starting to gather the attention
> of the Mississippi Kites. I managed to get a number of shots of it, none at
> all magazine-worthy, but a few do make it clear that it's a ZTHA and not a
> TUVU. I'm still going through them now, and I will post those very soon on
> my eBird checklist.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56868354
>
> I don't think there's much chance it will re-appear at LCC today or
> anytime soon - it sure looked like it was heading north of town (into the
> headwinds, surprisingly). But who knows, maybe it will. In any case, if
> you're in the area keep your eyes peeled and *check every vulture*.
>
> Good birding all,
> Eric
>
> -------
> Eric DeFonso
> near Lyons, Boulder County, CO
> (currently in Prowers/Baca/Bent/Otero/Las Animas)
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Date: 5/29/19 9:33 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] ZONE-TAILED HAWK, Prowers (2019-5-29)
Folks,

After my morning bird survey south of Lamar got cut short because of winds,
I headed back to town and stopped by the Lamar Community College to see if
the cold north winds brought in any new late migrants. Things were pretty
subdued in the woods overall, but I kept perusing the south end just in
case. When I got to the far southwest corner of the woods, I briefly saw a
ZONE-TAILED HAWK perched on a snaggy cottonwood overseeing a relatively
open sage patch. It saw me of course too and didn't like that so it flew
off, but while it flew relatively low by me I got very good clear looks at
its bright yellow cere on the face of its large buteo head, differentiating
it easily from the Turkey Vultures it otherwise resembles in both aspect
and carriage.

When I respotted it, it was ascending and starting to gather the attention
of the Mississippi Kites. I managed to get a number of shots of it, none at
all magazine-worthy, but a few do make it clear that it's a ZTHA and not a
TUVU. I'm still going through them now, and I will post those very soon on
my eBird checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56868354

I don't think there's much chance it will re-appear at LCC today or anytime
soon - it sure looked like it was heading north of town (into the
headwinds, surprisingly). But who knows, maybe it will. In any case, if
you're in the area keep your eyes peeled and *check every vulture*.

Good birding all,
Eric

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near Lyons, Boulder County, CO
(currently in Prowers/Baca/Bent/Otero/Las Animas)

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Date: 5/29/19 5:40 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Swifts Pueblo 5/29
Right on time, at least six Black Swifts, flying above the dam with
swallows. I first noticed them over Fish Hatchery Building.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 5/29/19 5:20 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 29, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


Long-tailed Duck (Weld)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)

COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)

SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)

RED KNOT (Weld)

Red Phalarope (Weld)

Green Heron (Weld)

WHITE-TAILED KITE (Prowers)

Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Yellow-throated Vireo (*Phillips)

Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)

BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Ovenbird (Adams)

Northern Waterthrush (Chaffee)

Prothonotary Warbler (Routt)

Tennessee Warbler (Bent, El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, *Yuma)

Hooded Warbler (Jefferson)

Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, Boulder, El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer,
*Pueblo)

Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson)

Palm Warbler (*Boulder)

Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)

HERMIT WARBLER (Boulder)

Summer Tanager (Fremont, Jefferson)

Scarlet Tanager (Douglas)

Northern Cardinal (Weld)

Painted Bunting (Otero)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On May 25 an Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim
Mauritz.


BENT COUNTY:

—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee and a Chestnut-sided Warbler were reported at
Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Palm Warbler was reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Luke
Pheneger.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—- On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Chris Petrizzo in his yard.

This would be the first county record of this “Black-winged Redbird”. The
bird

was probably not still there, but if you want to try fo it, the best bet is
walking the southern perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space, parallel to Rock
Creek Drive. Park on Oak Circle & walk into the Open Space.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
Richard Trinkner.

—-On May 25 a HERMIT WARBLER was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best
seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by
Steve Larson.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo
Quezada.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.

—-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg
Mihalik.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in
Louviers near 1st and Elm; not found on May 28. First reported May 26 by
Tom Halverstadt.


EL PASO:

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported by the DFO field trip at Chico Basin
Ranch—wooded areas (fee area).

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station
by Luke Pheneger.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature
Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded
area by Cody Ensanian.


FREMONT COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by
Susan Blansett.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H on May 27.

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir. First reported
on May 24 by Joe Roller.

—-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir 100 yds west of
the south parking lot. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olson.

—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon
Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.

—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James
McCall.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reeser Bird
Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.

—-on May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Poudre
Canyon Rd in Bellevue by Sondler Selvig.

—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer &
Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 (2) BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.

—-On May 27 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife
Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond
north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris
Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).

—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb
Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip
Bailey.



LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by
Loch Kilpatrick.


OTERO COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a singing Painted Bunting and a Vermilion Flycatcher were
reported on the Higbee Valley Rd by Eric DeFonso.


PHILLIPS COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Vireo was reported at Haxtun City Park by

Thomas Holub.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a *WHITE-TAILED KITE* was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Chestnut-Sided Warbler was reported from Goodnight River
Trail by Jim Merritt.

—-On May 28 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Ranch—Headquarters
(fee area) by Mark Amershek.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.

—-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s
Pond by Doug Kibbe.

—-On May 25 a Black-billed Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds
(smaller pond) by Steve Mlodinow. This is the only eBird record after May
15.

—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of
county line road, a mile or so south of CR 56. Park on Wilfred Road, cross
county line road with care, and find a safe place to scan from. Reported
by Steve Mlodinow.

—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was reported at Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.

—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir
Area by Gene Rutherford.

—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by
Gene Rutherford.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 28 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Wray City Park by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 26 a Mourning Warbler was seen at Hale Ponds by David Dowell.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.


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


*Bar CCC*

Wednesday, May 29

6:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)


*Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers*

Thursday, May 30

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)


*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 720 775-9710)


*Golden Gate Canyon SP*

Monday, June 3

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com or 303-329-8646)


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 5/29/19 5:15 am
From: Jamie Simo <ironekilz...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Redstart female on S Boulder Creek Trail 5/28/19
There was a female American Redstart along the South Boulder Creek Trail yesterday evening. I parked at the East Boulder Community Center and walked from there to the trail. She was flitting around the cottonwood saplings on the other side of the creek from the trail just before the first diversion dam you pass. There's also a large snag in the river at that point.

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Longmont, CO

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Date: 5/28/19 8:21 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bullock’s x Baltimore Oriole hybrid male adult, Larimer County
Besides the 10-12 Western Tanagers, males and females, and the Bullock’s male and female we have had hanging around our feeders the last few days, today there was a distinct Bullock’s x Baltimore Oriole hybrid male adult. I would have taken a picture with a little camera, except that Sibley illustrates it perfectly on page 440. This has been some kind of colorful spring!

Libby Edwards
Northwest Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 5/28/19 4:51 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/28/19
Between a late start due to the overnight storm and an early close as the
rain threatened, we enjoyed a variety of spring birds with the Tuesday
Birders. Highlight was a female Chestnut-sided Warbler, caught in the last
run of the morning. 33 new birds:

Western Wood-pewee 1
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 4
Yellow Warbler 10 new, 1 banded 2017
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
MacGillivray's Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 1
Bullock's Oriole 1

This is our last week; we will take down the station after banding on
Friday. We have organized groups coming our early Wednesday and Thursday
but no school groups later in the morning. We are opening nets at 6:30, and
most days have birds back at the station by 7:15. We aim
to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very hot, very cold, or very
windy.

Come visit during our last week!

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/28/19 4:21 pm
From: Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...>
Subject: [cobirds] found spotting scope Chico Basin Ranch
COBirders,



If any of you left a spotting scope at Chico Basin Ranch recently please
contact <info...> to describe your scope and make arrangements to
recover it.



Best,



Bill Maynard

Colorado Springs









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Date: 5/28/19 2:40 pm
From: Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-headed Woodpecker, Fort Collins
Hey all,
The adult Red-headed Woodpecker is still continuing at the CSU
Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins (Larimer).
I saw it at 1:00pm today. Ebird checklist with photos is visible here.
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56846943>
Joe Kipper, Fort Collins

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Date: 5/28/19 10:25 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mississippi Kite and Eastern Bluebird [Logan]
Hi all

On our way back from Nebraska trip (Sunday) saw and heard a Mississippi
Kite flying above Pioneer Park and while hiking the trails came across
Eastern Bluebird pair building a nest in a stump on trail that traverses
the north side of the park. First three posts here for bird photos (Sun.
and Mon.) here and elsewhere:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/profile/admin

In Nebraska found this yellow, male singing oriole (Orchard, other??) any
ID help appreciated! Looks like first-year something ... ;-)

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http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/public/album_photo/a2/16/a6e12d4a661e0901ac64c5a3f457a486.JPG
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http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/public/album_photo/a0/16/be8c5a28c230b707dccef84abd7eae92.JPG

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



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Date: 5/28/19 9:24 am
From: Donna Edmonds <dymonds2015...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cattle Egrets, Lake Arbor, Jefferson County
The flock (14) of Cattle Egrets is still hanging around the Lake, primarily
on the North side in a large grassy area. I first saw this flock a about 4
weeks ago.
Also still present is a pair of Black-crowned Night Herons. I have not
been able to find a nest, but these birds have also been here for at least
the past month.

Donna Edmonds
Arvada, Colorado 80003
719-369-9704/303-422-1909

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Date: 5/28/19 8:10 am
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope,Weld County
Hi all,
Monday,5//27, I was driving around in Weld county and saw many, Red-necked Phalarope, at a pond, at the intersection of Weld County roads 51 and 62 and a half. The pond is at the south west corner of this intersection. I counted the birds in 10's and stopped when I got to over 200 birds. 7, female Ruddy Ducks were also present.

A Red-necked Phalarope spring.

Tina Jones,
Littleton, Jefferson County,CO

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Date: 5/28/19 5:11 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday, May 28. Report of a WHITE-TAILED KITE
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Compiler: Joe Roller jroller9 AT gmail.com

Phone: (303) 204-0828

E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 28, sponsored by
Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting
sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!



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

(*) indicates new information on this species.


For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the
bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.


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


Long-tailed Duck (Weld)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)

SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)

RED KNOT (Weld)

Red Phalarope (Weld)

Green Heron (Weld)

*WHITE-TAILED KITE* (*Prowers)

Vermilion Flycatcher (*Otero)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Larimer)

Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)

BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Yuma)

Ovenbird (Adams)

Northern Waterthrush (Chaffee)

Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)

Tennessee Warbler (Bent, El Paso)

MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, *Larimer)

Hooded Warbler (Jefferson)

Magnolia Warbler (Boulder, Chaffee, *Weld)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer)

Blackpoll Warbler (Jefferson)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)

HERMIT WARBLER (Boulder)

Summer Tanager (Fremont, Jefferson)

Scarlet Tanager (*Douglas)

Northern Cardinal (Weld)

Painted Bunting (*Otero)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—-On May 25 an Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim
Mauritz.


BENT COUNTY:

—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee and a Chestnut-sided Warbler were reported at
Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.


BROOMFIELD COUNTY:

—- On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Chris Petrizzo in his yard.

This would be the first county record of this “Black-winged Redbird”. The
bird

was probably not still there, but if you want to try fo it, the best bet is
walking the southern perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space, parallel to Rock
Creek Drive. Park on Oak Circle & walk into the Open Space.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by
Richard Trinkner.

—-On May 25 a HERMIT WARBLER was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best
seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by
Steve Larson.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo
Quezada.


CHAFFEE COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at 28700 County Road 304 in
Buena Vista by Zach Millen.

—-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg
Mihalik.


DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in
Louviers near 1st and Elm. First reported May 26 by Tom Halverstadt.


EL PASO:

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported by the DFO field trip at Chico Basin
Ranch—wooded areas (fee area).

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station
by Luke Pheneger.

—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature
Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area
by Duwayne Worthington.

—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded
area by Cody Ensanian.


FREMONT COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by
Susan Blansett.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State
Park/Audubon Center & Trails; first reported by Claire H.

—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir. First reported
on May 24 by Joe Roller.

—-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir 100 yds west of
the south parking lot. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olson.

—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon
Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.

—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James
McCall.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Mourning Warbler was reported at Dixon Reservoir by Robert
Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reeser Bird
Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.

—-on May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Poudre
Canyon Rd in Bellevue by Sondler Selvig.

—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer &
Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.

—-On May 26 (2) BAIRD’S SPARROW were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.

—-On May 27 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife
Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond
north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris
Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).

—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb
Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip
Bailey.

—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen
next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by
David Wade.

—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Com-munity
Park by Nick Komar.


LOGAN COUNTY:

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by
Loch Kilpatrick.


OTERO COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a singing Painted Bunting and a Vermilion Flycatcher were
reported on the Higbee Valley Rd by Eric DeFonso.


PROWERS COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a *WHITE-TAILED KITE* was photographed by Jill White Smith near
Prowers CRs 31 and KK. It then flew away to the north. The message was
relayed by Cathy Sheeter. If accepted by the CBRC, this would be the first
Colorado record documented with a photograph.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a long-staying Yellow-throated Warbler was reported at Roselawn
Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First
reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

—-On May 25 Wood Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Ranch—Headquarters
(fee area) by Mark Amershek.


ROUTT COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River
Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest
pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.


WELD COUNTY:

—-On May 27 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground.
First reported by Laura Steadman on May 26.

—-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s
Pond by Doug Kibbe.

—-On May 25 a Black-billed Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve
Mlodinow.

—-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds
(smaller pond) by Steve Mlodinow. This is the only eBird record after May
15.

—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of
county line road, a mile or so south of CR 56. Park on Wilfred Road, cross
county line road with care, and find a safe place to scan from. Reported
by Steve Mlodinow.

—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was reported at Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.

—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir
Area by Gene Rutherford.

—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by
Gene Rutherford.


YUMA COUNTY:

—-On May 26 a Mourning Warbler was seen at Hale Ponds by David Dowell.

—-On May 26 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 /Hwy
385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.


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


*Bar CCC*

Wednesday, May 29

6:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)


*Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers*

Thursday, May 30

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)


*Mt. Falcon Park*

Saturday, June 1

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)


*Ken Caryl Valley area*

Saturday, June 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)


*Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Sunday, June 2

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 7207759710)


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

303 204-0828

jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Date: 5/28/19 3:28 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Miyake jima
We are on the ferry heading back to Tokyo at a snails pace because of
Trump. So we do not know
When we will be able to dock.

We were on the island from about 5:30 to 13;30.. it took about an hour for
Phil and Jun to get the cars. We basically birded a nature center and got
most of the birds there. Drove to a coastal spot for grasshopper warbler
and wood pigeon and tried to do pelagic birding but it was too windy so we
went back to the nature center and got a couple of birds that we missed
earlier. Tried to do some pelagic from the ferry but did not see much
variety.

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Date: 5/27/19 6:03 pm
From: 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scarlet Tanager - Broomfield
I'm back home after being gone for a while, and have been greeted by a
couple uncommon yard birds (on perimeter of Lac Amora Open Space),
including a Western Tanager (usually get 1-2 moving through in the
springtime) and my first ever Scarlet Tanager. I managed to get a few pix
of the Scarlet Tanager, and one is posted with this
checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56817229


- Chris Petrizzo, Broomfield

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Date: 5/27/19 4:42 pm
From: Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...>
Subject: [cobirds] Orchard oriole, Fort Collins, Larimer Cty.
There was a male orchard oriole at Cattail Chorus Natural Area in Fort Collins this afternoon, before the weather started rolling in. It flew from the river (to the South) in a line past the west side of Song Sparrow Pond towards Blackbird Pond.

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Date: 5/27/19 4:41 pm
From: Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...>
Subject: [cobirds] Orchard Oriole, Cattail Chorus NA, Ft. collins
There was a male orchard oriole at Cattail Chorus Natural Area in Fort Collins this afternoon, before the weather started rolling in. It flew from the river (to the South) in a line past the west side of Song Sparrow Pond towards Blackbird Pond.

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Date: 5/27/19 2:57 pm
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
Go get 'em!!!

. . . or it . . .

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Subject: Re: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith

Are people planning to search for it tomorrow? It could be anywhere, so more cars driving the roads, might help. Then if someone finds it, all the others in the area, can get to the spot and also see it, hopefully. A planned search would be good.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 2:29 PM 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>> wrote:
Jill White Smith just photographed a White-tailed Kite in Prowers County. She reported to me that it was seen at 1/4 mile east of road 31, on KK in PROWERS county. When they left the bird took flight and was headed North. A photo of the bird can be seen on the Colorado Field Ornithologists<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2FCFObirds%2F%3Fref%3Dnf_target%26fref%3Dnf&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8d55217a496340d4d3f508d6e2ed703a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636945906742117034&sdata=exLmGu5122%2B%2BBporoQTWjTPeQEPxCRkX4cs50I2AGfI%3D&reserved=0> facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/permalink/10156015989972038/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2FCFObirds%2Fpermalink%2F10156015989972038%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8d55217a496340d4d3f508d6e2ed703a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636945906742127045&sdata=ekV1V2SZSs2184P8Rm2it8t0VTepNDMXUd9U%2BJ2UlLg%3D&reserved=0>) . I suspect she has more photos too, but they are still out in the field at this time and the sighting was within the last hour. This is a First State Record for this long overdue species. Congrats to Jill on her excellent find. Please note I am just a second-hand reporter as she is not on the list, and did not see or find the bird. Cathy Sheeter Araphohe County

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Date: 5/27/19 2:51 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
Are people planning to search for it tomorrow? It could be anywhere, so
more cars driving the roads, might help. Then if someone finds it, all the
others in the area, can get to the spot and also see it, hopefully. A
planned search would be good.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 2:29 PM 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> Jill White Smith just photographed a White-tailed Kite in Prowers County.
> She reported to me that it was seen at 1/4 mile east of road 31, on KK in
> PROWERS county. When they left the bird took flight and was headed North. A
> photo of the bird can be seen on the Colorado Field Ornithologists
> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf>
> facebook page (
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/permalink/10156015989972038/) .
> I suspect she has more photos too, but they are still out in the field at
> this time and the sighting was within the last hour. This is a First State
> Record for this long overdue species. Congrats to Jill on her excellent
> find. Please note I am just a second-hand reporter as she is not on the
> list, and did not see or find the bird. Cathy Sheeter Araphohe County
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Date: 5/27/19 2:47 pm
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Louviers(Douglas) Scarlet Tanager
Tanager still present today, bouncing around the neighborhood. Also at this
truly incredible yard was a rose breasted grosbeak, a pair of lazuli
buntings, black headed grosbeaks, bullocks orioles, and the highest
concentration of western tanagers I’ve ever seen. In the alley around the
corner a common nighthawk was roosting.

Thank you for getting the word out and thank you for letting us visit!

Eric Storms
Castle Rock

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:22 PM THOMAS HALVERSTADT <thavs1...>
wrote:

> Having a male Scarlet Tanager visiting suet feeders for most of the day
> today.
>
> Corner of 1st. and Elm in Louviers .
>
> Photo on Flickr-
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/thavs1/47937347098/in/datetaken-public/
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> Tom Halverstadt
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Date: 5/27/19 1:29 pm
From: 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] WHITE-TAILED KITE - Prowers County - FIRST STATE RECORD found by Jill White Smith
Jill White Smith just photographed a White-tailed Kite in Prowers County.
She reported to me that it was seen at 1/4 mile east of road 31, on KK in
PROWERS county. When they left the bird took flight and was headed North. A
photo of the bird can be seen on the Colorado Field Ornithologists
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf> facebook
page
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/permalink/10156015989972038/) . I
suspect she has more photos too, but they are still out in the field at
this time and the sighting was within the last hour. This is a First State
Record for this long overdue species. Congrats to Jill on her excellent
find. Please note I am just a second-hand reporter as she is not on the
list, and did not see or find the bird. Cathy Sheeter Araphohe County

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Date: 5/27/19 1:00 pm
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Hepatic Tanagers
Took an outing down to Rouse Rd. this morning. Bird activity was good when we arrived a little before 9:00:

Western, Cassin’s and Eastern Kingbird
Bullock’s Orioles
Western Bluebird
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
At least 8 American Kestral
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Wild Turkey

Just as we were beginning to discuss heading for home we found what we had been searching for. A pair of Hepatic Tanagers seen at 11:05 am!

Polly Wren and Paul Neldner
La Veta, CO



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Date: 5/27/19 11:04 am
From: Rick C in Pueblo <rclawges...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-sided warbler Pueblo
Found a singing male this am along the Arkansas River walk trail east of
City Park. The area is below the Aberdeen Bluffs development a few hundred
meters upstream from the pedestrian bridge on the south bank of the river.
The bird was gleaning insects from locust trees where the tall chain link
fence that borders the development ends and meets a wooden split-rail fence
for a private property. One can park at the bottom of Reservoir Rd which is
farther upstream near the water treatment plant on the south side of the
river and walk downstream along the paved river walk to reach the spot. If
you walk father downstream towards the pedestrian bridge you may also
hear/observe the Carolina wren that has been around for some years and also
a Bell's vireo. The Bell's was in a Russian olive thicket. Other birds of
interest included western tanager and Swainson's thrush.

Also found a black-chinned hummingbird building a nest ~30 feet up in a
spruce tree in the neighbor's yard here in Aberdeen. Birdy morning here in
Pueblo!

Rick Clawges
Pueblo


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Date: 5/27/19 10:08 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27, 2019
Joe-
Things are finally quieting down the last few days. Given bird’s are moving, I haven’t been leaving them more than 4-5 days if not seen again.

I’ve been ignoring so many Nashville and stopped Northern Parula. And most Black and White Warbler a while ago. Trying to list warblers as people are chasing them and seem to finally appreciate RBA.

Looking at June schedule perhaps Gregg will split that third week in June (he could do 10-11 days instead of 7, then you would only have 10-11 days to follow?)

I’ll send note to Cheryl again, perhaps she’s still out of town.

Allison

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> On May 26, 2019, at 11:01 PM, Allison Hilf <ahilf...> wrote:
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> Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
> Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
> Phone: (303) 888-5110
> E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

> This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!
>
> CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
> (*) indicates new information on this species.
>
> For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.
>
> Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Weld)
> BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)
> COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
> SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)
> RED KNOT (*Weld)
> Red Phalarope (Weld)
> Green Heron (Weld)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (*Larimer)
> Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)
> Baird’s Sparrow (*Larimer)
> EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*YUMA)
> Ovenbird (Adams)
> Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, Chaffee)
> Prothonotary Warbler (gRoutt)
> Tennessee Warbler (Bent, El Paso, Jefferson, Montrose)
> MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, Larimer)
> Hooded Warbler (Jefferson)
> Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, *Chaffee, *Weld)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, Boulder, El Paso, *Jefferson, *Larimer)
> Blackpoll Warbler
> Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
> HERMIT WARBLER (Boulder)
> Summer Tanager (Fremont, Jefferson)
> Scarlet Tanager (*Douglas) is a
> Northern Cardinal (Weld)
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim Mauritz.
>
> BENT COUNTY:
> —-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
> —-On May 24 (2) Tennessee Warbler were reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
>
> BOULDER COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by Richard Trinkner.
> —-On May 25 a HERMIT WARBLER was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by Steve Larson.
> —-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo Quezada.
> —-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve by Ted Floyd.
>
> CHAFFEE COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at
> 28700 County Road 304 in Buena Vista by Zach Millen.
> —-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg Mihalik.
>
> DOUGLAS COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in Louviers at corner of 1st and Elm by Tom Halverstadt.
>
> EL PASO:
> —-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.
> —-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station by Luke Pheneger.
> —-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded area by Cody Ensanian.
> —-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.
>
> —-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.
>
> FREMONT COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by Susan Blansett.
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State Park/Audubon Center &Trails by Claire H.
> —-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir by Joe Roller.
> —-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
> —-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.
> —-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James McCall.
> —-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reese’s Bird Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.
> —-on May 26 a Chestnut Sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Puere Canyon Rd in Bellevue
> by Sondler Selvig.
> —-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer & Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.
> —-On May 26 (2) Baird’s Sparrow were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.
> —-On May 26 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
> —-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
> —-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
> —-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.
>
> LOGAN COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by Loch Kilpatrick.
>
> MONTROSE COUNTY:
> —-On May 24 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Django’s Castle by Susan Entsminger.
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported was reported at Roselawn Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.
>
> ROUTT COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.
>
> WELD COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Laura Steadman.
> —-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s Pond by Doug Kibbe.
> —-On May 25 a Black-bilked Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve Mlodinow.
> —-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds (smaller pond) by Seven Mlodinow.
> —-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Reported by Steve Mlodinow.
> —-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.
> —-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir Area by Gene Rutherford.
> —-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.
>
> YUMA COUNTY:
> —-On May 26 a EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 -Hwy 385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.
>
> Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org
>
> Bar CCC
> Wednesday, May 29
> 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
> Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)
>
> Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers
> Thursday, May 30
> 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
> Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)
>
> Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County)
> Saturday, June 1
> 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
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> Ken Caryl Valley Area
> Saturday, June 1
> 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
> David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
>
> Bluff Lake Nature Center
> Sunday, June 2
> 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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>
> Good birding,
> Allison Hilf
> Aurora, CO
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Date: 5/27/19 7:43 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler Crow Valley Weld
SW of the main picnic area, working a stand of willows.


Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 5/27/19 7:22 am
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
And, further, that Cherryvale Road is a north-south route between Arapahoe to the north and Marshall Road (Hwy 170) on the south. The bobolinks are just south of South Boulder Road along Cherryvale.

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Date: 5/26/19 10:01 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27, 2019
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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

Long-tailed Duck (Weld)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Weld)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)
RED KNOT (*Weld)
Red Phalarope (Weld)
Green Heron (Weld)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Larimer)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)
Baird’s Sparrow (*Larimer)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*YUMA)
Ovenbird (Adams)
Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, Chaffee)
Prothonotary Warbler (gRoutt)
Tennessee Warbler (Bent, El Paso, Jefferson, Montrose)
MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Jefferson)
Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, *Chaffee, *Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, Boulder, El Paso, *Jefferson, *Larimer)
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
HERMIT WARBLER (Boulder)
Summer Tanager (Fremont, Jefferson)
Scarlet Tanager (*Douglas) is a
Northern Cardinal (Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim Mauritz.

BENT COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee Warbler were reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by Richard Trinkner.
—-On May 25 a HERMIT WARBLER was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by Steve Larson.
—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo Quezada.
—-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve by Ted Floyd.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at
28700 County Road 304 in Buena Vista by Zach Millen.
—-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg Mihalik.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Scarlet Tanager was reported visiting suet feeders in Louviers at corner of 1st and Elm by Tom Halverstadt.

EL PASO:
—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.
—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station by Luke Pheneger.
—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded area by Cody Ensanian.
—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.

—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by Susan Blansett.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Chatfield State Park/Audubon Center &Trails by Claire H.
—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir by Joe Roller.
—-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.
—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James McCall.
—-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Matthews-Reese’s Bird Sanctuary at Lake Estes by James Nelson.
—-on May 26 a Chestnut Sided Warbler was reported at 50318-50836 Puere Canyon Rd in Bellevue
by Sondler Selvig.
—-On May 26 a Great Crested Flycatcher was reported at Running Deer & Cottonwood Hallow Natural Areas by Robert Beauchamp.
—-On May 26 (2) Baird’s Sparrow were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.
—-On May 26 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by Loch Kilpatrick.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Django’s Castle by Susan Entsminger.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Yellow-throated Warbler was reported was reported at Roselawn Cemetery in Blende, near the west entrance off Aspen Street. First reported on May 11 by Evan Carlson.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Laura Steadman.
—-On May 25 a RED KNOT (in mostly winter plumage) was reported at Stewart’s Pond by Doug Kibbe.
—-On May 25 a Black-bilked Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds (smaller pond) by Seven Mlodinow.
—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Reported by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.
—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir Area by Gene Rutherford.
—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.

YUMA COUNTY:
—-On May 26 a EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported southwest of the CR3 -Hwy 385 Intersection. First reported on May 12 by David Dowell.

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

Bar CCC
Wednesday, May 29
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Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers
Thursday, May 30
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)

Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County)
Saturday, June 1
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Saturday, June 1
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Bluff Lake Nature Center
Sunday, June 2
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 7207759710)

Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
303.888.5110
ahilf AT me.com


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Date: 5/26/19 6:02 pm
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
Forgot to mention the city is Boulder, as is the county, for the Cherryvale location.

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Date: 5/26/19 5:52 pm
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bobolinks along Cherry Vale
Two male bobolinks were present today in the fields east of Cherry Vale opposite the entrance to the former HQs of the city's open space office. The space may not meet the demands of city staff, but the bobolinks seem to find it quite suitable. This is also an area where Ute's Lady Tresses can be found, in among the prolific poison ivy plants. The orchids won't flower for 2 months from now, something to look for after the bobolinks start moving out. The birds were there this afternoon around 3:30.

Bob Fiehweg and Robin Byers

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Date: 5/26/19 4:59 pm
From: Tom L <tlitteral...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rare bird for Steamboat
Hi All,

Thought you’d like an image of the prothonotary warbler that showed up for Memorial Day weekend.

BTW: That’s not snow, its river foam...

Tom Litteral, formerly of Steamboat Springs, now in Venice, Florida.



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Date: 5/26/19 3:44 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/26/19
About 3 steady hours and then everything quieted down. 34 new birds plus 4
returns today:

Western Wood-pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Dusky Flycatcher 3
House Wren 1 banded 2018
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 6
Yellow Warbler 15 new, 1 banded in each 2016 and 2017
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 new, 1 banded 2016
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Happy Memorial Day! We will be closed tomorrow, then back Tuesday through
Friday next week. We have organized groups coming our early
Tuesday-Thursday but no school groups later in the morning. We are opening
nets at 6:30, and most days have birds back at the station by 7:15. We aim
to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very hot, very cold, or very
windy.

Come visit during our last week!

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/26/19 3:13 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
I checked my Avisys records for Bent and Prowers for either raven and only
came up with one record: Common Raven, Bent, May 31, 2004. In my eBird
records I have 2 Common Raven at Hasty Campground on May 30, 2016 and 2
Chihuahuan Ravens at John Martin on May 28, 2017.
Maybe Duane Nelson can add something.
Ira Sanders

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:37 AM coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> All:
>
> I write to request help with discerning the occurrence pattern of Common
> Raven in Prowers County. In my experience, the only ravens that I’ve
> seen/heard in Prowers (away from the very southernmost bit by Two Buttes
> SWA) that I was convinced were Commons -- and not the expected Chihuahuan
> Raven -- were all in the fall/winter period, a period in which Commons seem
> to spread out/wander. Additionally, all of my very few definite Common
> Raven records in the county are from my previous sojourn in the state, so
> the subsequent 11+ years might have seen a change in the species'
> occurrence pattern.
>
> Because Prowers and Bent Counties are currently covered by the same eBird
> filter, and because Common Raven is an expected breeding species in, at
> least, southern Bent, the filter allows Commons all year in the filter
> region, thus in Prowers County. As I did not record Common Raven in Prowers
> in summer in my previous occurrence in the state and I have yet to record
> it at all in my current sojourn here, I am confused by the eBird record for
> the species in the county:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-CO-099&bmo=1&emo=12&byr=1900&eyr=2019&spp=comrav
>
> Relevant to the discussion is my essay on raven ID in the In The Scope
> column in *Colorado Birds:*
>
> https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/63.pdf
>
> So, I’d appreciate the thoughts of those that have spent time in the
> county AND paid careful attention to ravens there. I could use other
> opinions, because I am in the process of splitting Prowers Co. out of the
> current filter, and I need to figure out what to do with Common Raven.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tony
>
> Tony Leukering
> Wiley, CO
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Date: 5/26/19 3:10 pm
From: 'Jim Nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Lake Estes area, Larimer Co.
Enjoying a nice visit at our vacation home in Estes Park, I've been tracking the influx of migrants iton the Estes Park area since we arrived last Tuesday to several days of snow and cold.  
Today during a late morning walk at Lake Estes and the Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary at the Lake, we met a birder couple visiting from California who had a warbler in view and were trying to identify it.  I was pleased to see it was a female Chestnut-sided Warbler and to introduce them to a lifer.  The bird was inside the fenced-off area just east of the opening in the protective wooden fencing that allows access to the golf course from the trail through the Sanctuary.
It was interesting to read all the reports of migrants seemingly waiting along the Front Range foothills until the weather improved up here.  I wasn't seeing any warblers other than Yellow-rumped, no swallows, no Western Tanagers, no flycatchers, no House Wrens, etc. up here in Estes Park until Friday when the cold weather finally broke and the floodgates opened.
Always interesting to be here in the spring.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 5/26/19 2:51 pm
From: <preston.larimer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black tern—Chaffee County.
I saw a black tern in a marshy pasture 100 yards north of the bridge over the Arkansas on CR 166 near Salida on Friday 5/24, and one at Franz Lake on in Salida on both 5/24 and 5/25.

Preston Larimer
Buena Vista, CO
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> Colorado Rare Bird Alert for May 26, 2019 - 1 Update
> Boulder county miscellany 5/25 - 1 Update
> Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/25/19 - 1 Update
> Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder - 2 Updates
> Chestnut sided, bear creek nature center, El Paso co - 1 Update
> Hermit and Magnolia Warblers continue, Boulder Creek (Boulder County) - 1 Update
> Long tailed Duck Weld - 1 Update
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - Pueblo 5/25 - 1 Update
> Lewis’s woodpecker - 1 Update
> Tennesee Warbler El Paso - 1 Update
> Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county - 1 Update
> White-winged Dove - 1 Update
> Colorado Rare Bird Alert for May 26, 2019
> Allison Hilf <ahilf...>: May 26 12:02AM -0600
>
> Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
> Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
> Phone: (303) 888-5110
> E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
>
> This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, May 26 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!
>
> CAPITAL LETTERS are used for very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
> (*) indicates new information on this species.
>
> For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.
>
> Rare, out-of-place and out-of-season species include:
>
> Long-tailed Duck (*Weld)
> BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (*Weld)
> COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
> SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)
> Red Phalarope (Weld)
> Green Heron (Weld)
> Gray-Cheeked Thrush (*El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, *Logan, Weld)
> Baird’s Sparrow (*Larimer)
> Ovenbird (*Adams)
> Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, *Chaffee)
> Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)
> Tennessee Warbler (Bent, Boulder, *El Paso, Jefferson, Montrose, Weld)
> MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, Larimer)
> Hooded Warbler (*Jefferson)
> Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, Pueblo)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, *Boulder, *El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer)
> Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
> Palm Warbler (Broomfield, Jefferson)
> HERMIT WARBLER (*Boulder)
> HEPATIC TANAGER (Pueblo)
> Summer Tanager(*Fremont, *Jefferson)
> Northern Cardinal (Weld)
>
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim Mauritz.
>
> BENT COUNTY:
> —-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
> —-On May 24 (2) Tennessee Warbler were reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
>
> BOULDER COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Hermit Warbler was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by Steve Larson.
> —-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo Quezada.
> —-On May 25 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by Richard Trinkner.
> —-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve by Ted Floyd.
> —-On May 22 a Northern Waterthrush was reported along Coal Creek in Louisville byJack Bushong.
> —-On May 21 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.
>
> BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
> —-On May 22 a Palm Warbler was reported at Interlocken East Park by Matt Hofeditz.
>
> CHAFFEE COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg Mihalik.
>
> EL PASO:
> —-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.
> —-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station by Luke Pheneger.
> —-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.
> —-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin wooded area by Cody Endanian.
>
> FREMONT COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by Susan Blansett.
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir by Joe Roller.
> —-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
> —-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.
> —-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James McCall.
> —-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.
> —-On May 22 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported Wheat Ridge Greenbealt/Prospect Park and Lake by Michelle Desrosiers.
> —-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area. First reported on May 21 by James McCall.
> —-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Belmar Park by Elaine Wagner.
> —-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Chatfield SP/Deer Creek by David Suddjian.
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 (2) Baird’s Sparrow were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.
> —-On May 25 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
> —-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
> —-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
> —-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.
>
> LOGAN COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by Loch Kilpatrick.
>
> MONTROSE COUNTY:
> —-On May 24 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Django’s Castle by Susan Entsminger.
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
> —-On May 21 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park. First reported on May 20 by Mark Yeager.
> —-On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side. First reported on May 20 by Evan Carlson.
>
> ROUTT COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.
>
> WELD COUNTY:
> —-On May 25 a Black-bilked Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve Mlodinow.
> —-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds (smaller pond) by Seven Mlodinow.
> —-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Reported by Steve Mlodinow.
> —-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.
> —-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir Area by Gene Rutherford.
> —-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.
> —-On May 22 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Crow Valley Campground. (4) First reported on May 21 by Bill Schreitz
> —-On May 22 a (f) Tennessee Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Mark Miller.
>
> Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details on dfobirds.org
>
> Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
> Sunday, May 26
> 5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
> Chris Gilbert (Chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)
>
> Denver City Park (Denver County)
> Sunday, May 26
> 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
> Patrick O'Driscoll ( patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)
>
> DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
> Sunday, May 26
> 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
> Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT gmail.com; 303-520-7496)
>
> Bar CCC
> Wednesday, May 29
> 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
> Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)
>
> Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers
> Thursday, May 30
> 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
> Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)
>
> Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County)
> Saturday, June 1
> 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
>
> Ken Caryl Valley Area
> Saturday, June 1
> 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
> David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
>
> Bluff Lake Nature Center
> Sunday, June 2
> 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
> Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 7207759710)
>
> Good birding,
> Allison Hilf
> Aurora, CO
> 303.888.5110
> <ahilf...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Boulder county miscellany 5/25
> "Mark Miller" <snowy.owlets...>: May 25 09:45PM -0600
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> Today 5/25 I visited some local spots around Longmont. First I went to Pella
> Crossing. There were plenty of migrants: Clay-colored Sparrow, Swainson's
> Thrush, Plumbeous Vireo, (presumed) Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher. A
> Broad-winged Hawk circling overhead was a surprise. Lagerman Reservoir still
> has some Red-necked Phalaropes, and there was an Eastern Kingbird in place
> of last week's Western and Cassin's. Two Common Goldeneye seemed late in
> departing. Late in the day I went to Walden Ponds, where Edith Israel's
> Lewis's Woodpecker was still in the unhealthy cottonwood at the first
> residence on the right on Walden Ponds Road. The bird was visible from the
> road, but eventually flew north out of view.
>
>
>
> Mark Miller
>
> Longmont, CO
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> Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/25/19
> Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>: May 25 05:54PM -0700
>
> We continued to catch a variety of species and enjoy good spring weather.
> Here's the breakdown of today's 46 new birds:
>
> Western Wood-pewee 1
> Dusky Flycatcher 5
> Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
> Warbling Vireo 1
> House Wren 3
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> Gray Catbird 10
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> Virginia's Warbler 3
> Yellow Warbler 2 new, 1 banded in each 2015, 2016 and 2018
> Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 1
> MacGillivray's Warbler 5
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Western Tanager 1
> Lincoln's Sparrow 3
> White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Lesser Goldfinch 1 (FOS)
>
> Tomorrow is our last weekend day of the season; registration is required
> for all weekend visitors; see the Denver Audubon website to sign up. Please
> remember we will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day. We will then be open
> Tuesday through Friday of next week. We have organized groups coming our
> early Tuesday-Thursday but no school groups later in the morning. We are
> opening nets at 6:30, and most days have birds back at the station by 7:15.
> We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very hot, very cold, or
> very windy.
> Come visit!
>
> Meredith McBurney
> Bander
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> Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
> Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>: May 25 06:40AM -0600
>
> Bird just arrived, 17th and Uni
> Kevin <kevdeboer...>: May 25 04:54PM -0700
>
> Continuing at 550pm in pines south of drainage ditch.
>
> Kevin DeBoer
> Lakewood
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> Chestnut sided, bear creek nature center, El Paso co
> Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>: May 25 02:31PM -0600
>
> About an hour ago we had a chestnut sided warbler at the eastern end of
> song bird trail working its way up the river. Will post pics to ebird
> checklist tonight. Initial assessment is that it’s a female based on
> markings. Wasn’t making any sound. Just looked at the right spot at the
> right time!
>
> Eric Storms
> Castle Rock
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> Hermit and Magnolia Warblers continue, Boulder Creek (Boulder County)
> Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...>: May 25 12:51PM -0600
>
> The Hermit continues to forage through bushes and trees at the 17th-street
> bridge over Boulder Creek, just north and downhill from CU's Mackey
> Auditorium.
>
> A few hundred yards further east along the creek, the male Magnolia also
> continues. The Magnolia was immediately above the creek in the area we used
> to call "Warbler Woods", below the CU rec center and across the creek from
> the brick university family housing.
>
> Decent photos of the Hermit and Magnolia:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56721331. The Hermit no doubt is the
> most photographed bird in Boulder today. Many passersby were caught up in
> the excitement and took photos with their phones and pocket cameras.
>
> Richard Trinkner
> Boulder
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> Long tailed Duck Weld
> Steven Mlodinow <sgmlod...>: May 25 12:37PM -0600
>
> A somewhat breeding plumage female Long tailed Duck is in the smaller pond- half dried up - at Firestone Gravel Ponds
> Steve Mlodinow
> Longmont
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Red-bellied Woodpecker - Pueblo 5/25
> Brandon <flammowl17...>: May 25 12:21PM -0600
>
> The Red-bellied Woodpecker that has been in Pueblo, since October, is still
> west of the Pueblo Nature Center, along the Arkansas River in Pueblo
> County, this morning (25 May). There are still many mountain breeding
> species in Pueblo today, which sometimes by late May, they are mostly gone
> from Pueblo. Wilson's Warblers, Audubon's (Yellow-rumped), MacGillivray's
> Warblers, Plumbeous Vireo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanagers,
> White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrow, to name a few. I ended up with 61
> species of birds at the Pueblo Nature Center area this morning. At the
> Pueblo West Gravel Pit pond (between the Nature Center and Osprey Picnic
> Area), a Red-necked Phalarope continues and there was also a Great Egret,
> two Snowy Egrets were west of the Pueblo Nature Center this morning.
>
> Good birding,
>
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> Lewis’s woodpecker
> Edith Israel <edieisrael5...>: May 25 08:59AM -0600
>
> One at private residence Walden entrance and 75th. In cottonwoods
> Edie Israel boulder county
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Tennesee Warbler El Paso
> Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>: May 25 10:45AM -0600
>
> Singing at the Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station.
>
>
>
> Luke Pheneger
> Longmont
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> Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
> Jean Langel <jeanlangel...>: May 25 09:17AM -0600
>
> Seeing it in the same spot 5/25. 9:00 am
>
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 3:13 PM Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
> wrote:
>
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> White-winged Dove
> Bea Weaver <beamiami...>: May 25 07:33AM -0700
>
> This bird was observed under the hopper feeder almost every day since 5/21, including today when it was sitting in the grass in the middle of the backyard. It often is feeding with a Mourning Dove or Eurasian Collared-dove. There were two of them present on one day.
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Date: 5/26/19 12:20 pm
From: 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-winged Doves in Roxborough Village
This past week (5/21-5/25) brought two White-winged Doves to my backyard in RoxboroughVillage. They did not stay long, feeding under the hopper feeder. Usually only one was present, but two were seen at one time once. Today they have not appeared so far. The white edge of the wing is distinctive, as is the white band on each wing when they are extended. A small black mark mark below each eye is also unique.
Bea Weaver, Roxborough Village, Douglas County

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Date: 5/26/19 11:33 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Flycatcher, CSR, El Paso Co, Sun.
Hey COBirders,

Quiet morning at Clear Spring Ranch with the better weather. I only saw a few migrants.

Best were a variety of flycatchers that dropped in:
Least Flycatcher (imm)
Willow Flycatcher (imm)
Western Wood Pewee (ad F)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (imm). My first banded at CSR, and only the 2nd I’ve seen in the hand. They usually stay up pretty high.

Other than that, mostly imm Yellow Warblers, late to the party, and recaps from earlier this week.

Have a good weekend,
Steve Brown
Colo Spgs



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Date: 5/26/19 11:22 am
From: THOMAS HALVERSTADT <thavs1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Louviers(Douglas) Scarlet Tanager
Having a male Scarlet Tanager visiting suet feeders for most of the day today.

Corner of 1st. and Elm in Louviers .

Photo on Flickr-https://www.flickr.com/photos/thavs1/47937347098/in/datetaken-public/

Tom Halverstadt

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Date: 5/26/19 11:09 am
From: Glenn Elmore <glenn.e.elmore...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Nashville Warbler, Larimer County,
Correction, I should have written that our guide was Nolan Bunting from
Field Ornithologists at Colorado State University.

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 9:07 AM Glenn Elmore <glenn.e.elmore...>
wrote:

> Yesterday a group led by Nolan Bushnell walked the Well Gulch Nature trail
> in Lory Park on the NW side of Horsetooth Reservoir.
> On that walk about 2/3 of the way up to where the trail splits everyone
> watched a pair of Nashville Warblers constructing a nest, in a tree right
> on the trail. Photography was difficult because the birds came in from
> the 'back side' and went straight into the bottom of the construction
> project. and the angle from the ground difficult, however ,Nolan and others
> confirmed ID as the pair were entering/leaving by the rusty/red patch on
> the males' crown.
> My e-bird submission https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56754762
>
> Glenn Elmore
> Fort Collins
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Date: 5/26/19 11:09 am
From: Glenn Elmore <glenn.e.elmore...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nashville Warbler, Larimer County,
Yesterday a group led by Nolan Bushnell walked the Well Gulch Nature trail
in Lory Park on the NW side of Horsetooth Reservoir.
On that walk about 2/3 of the way up to where the trail splits everyone
watched a pair of Nashville Warblers constructing a nest, in a tree right
on the trail. Photography was difficult because the birds came in from
the 'back side' and went straight into the bottom of the construction
project. and the angle from the ground difficult, however ,Nolan and others
confirmed ID as the pair were entering/leaving by the rusty/red patch on
the males' crown.
My e-bird submission https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56754762

Glenn Elmore
Fort Collins

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Date: 5/26/19 11:00 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
Tony,

You raise excellent questions about the range of ravens in SE Colorado. I
haven't spotted many ravens in Prowers County, but I've spent some time
carefully studying a few in Kiowa, Bent, and Lincoln Counties in the past
two years, and in other SE counties before that. In general I think your ID
article in Colorado Birds is spot on. Identifying the ravens in the field
is extremely difficult. After my careful studies I usually end up entering
them into eBird as "raven sp.".

I tend to be a Chihuahuan Raven skeptic. Whenever I encounter a raven in
Colorado, including on the SE plains, I need to be convinced that it is a
Chihuahuan. In my experience, Common is the expected raven species in the
canyons south of the Arkansas river, and I have come to expect it at John
Martin Dam, which is at least a potential nesting site. This may represent
a fairly recent range expansion for Common Raven.

Fifty years ago, Bailey and Niedrach wrote that "White-necked [i.e.
Chihuahuan] Ravens once occurred on the Colorado plains in thousands, but
they have disappeared from all except a small area, with nesting now
localized from Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, and Lincoln Counties to the
eastern border of the state. [...] All of our observations of the species
have been in the four counties mentioned above, especially south of Kit
Carson. In this area in the 1920s and 1930s there was a nest on almost
every windmill, and each of the dwarfed trees had one or more. [...] During
the past twenty years we have seen a few ravens on practically every trip
through that region, but the birds have gradually decreased, until now, in
1964, they are no longer common."

Bailey and Niedrach gave zero information about either raven species east
of the mountains and south of the Arkansas River. They say of Common Raven,
"a fairly common bird of the mountains and western areas of the state,
[...] reported from all counties west of the prairies." It seems that fifty
years ago, there were few ravens of either species south of the Arkansas.
The area was surely undersampled, but Niedrach mentions several trips to
Baca County and Bradbury led museum field trips to Baca County in 1921-22,
so it seems clear that ravens must have been much less common there then
than they are now.

A couple years ago, Andrew Spencer and I decided to start measuring the
nasal bristles of the Common and Chihuahan Ravens in museum collections,
because it turned out nobody had ever done a quantitative study of nasal
bristle length, which is often touted as a key field mark to separate the
two species. I'll be presenting the results of our study at this year's CFO
convention in Montrose. For now, I'll say that identifying raven specimens
on a table in a museum is straightforward. The size distance is striking
when the birds are dead and in hand, and the color difference in the
feather bases is pretty easy to see when you part the neck feathers. But a
live bird in the field is a totally different matter.

Personally, I'd recommend the conservative approach, asking all birders to
supply comments and media on all ravens they encounter in SE Colorado, with
"raven sp." the default unless the bird is carefully studied.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder



On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:37 AM coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> All:
>
> I write to request help with discerning the occurrence pattern of Common
> Raven in Prowers County. In my experience, the only ravens that I’ve
> seen/heard in Prowers (away from the very southernmost bit by Two Buttes
> SWA) that I was convinced were Commons -- and not the expected Chihuahuan
> Raven -- were all in the fall/winter period, a period in which Commons seem
> to spread out/wander. Additionally, all of my very few definite Common
> Raven records in the county are from my previous sojourn in the state, so
> the subsequent 11+ years might have seen a change in the species'
> occurrence pattern.
>
> Because Prowers and Bent Counties are currently covered by the same eBird
> filter, and because Common Raven is an expected breeding species in, at
> least, southern Bent, the filter allows Commons all year in the filter
> region, thus in Prowers County. As I did not record Common Raven in Prowers
> in summer in my previous occurrence in the state and I have yet to record
> it at all in my current sojourn here, I am confused by the eBird record for
> the species in the county:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-CO-099&bmo=1&emo=12&byr=1900&eyr=2019&spp=comrav
>
> Relevant to the discussion is my essay on raven ID in the In The Scope
> column in *Colorado Birds:*
>
> https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/63.pdf
>
> So, I’d appreciate the thoughts of those that have spent time in the
> county AND paid careful attention to ravens there. I could use other
> opinions, because I am in the process of splitting Prowers Co. out of the
> current filter, and I need to figure out what to do with Common Raven.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tony
>
> Tony Leukering
> Wiley, CO
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Date: 5/26/19 10:33 am
From: 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Spotting scope Chico
Someone from the banders took the scope into the nearby house.

Norm
Sent from my iPhone


> On May 26, 2019, at 9:49 AM, 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> wrote:
>
> There is a Vortex scope sitting at the parking area with no cars and no one around. Let me know if it is yours and you would like it retrieved.
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Date: 5/26/19 10:00 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
After an hour and a half of waiting, the Magnolia Warbler finally showed about 100 feet West of the bridge.


Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 5/26/19 9:37 am
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Request for help: Ravens in Prowers County
All:

I write to request help with discerning the occurrence pattern of Common Ravenin Prowers County. In my experience, the only ravens that I’ve seen/heard inProwers (away from the very southernmost bit by Two Buttes SWA) that I was convincedwere Commons -- and not the expected Chihuahuan Raven -- were all in the fall/winter period, a period in which Commons seem to spread out/wander. Additionally, all of my very few definite Common Raven records in the county are from my previous sojourn in the state, so the subsequent 11+ years might have seen achange in the species' occurrence pattern.

Because Prowers and Bent Counties are currently covered by the same eBirdfilter, and because Common Raven is an expected breeding species in, at least,southern Bent, the filter allows Commons all year in the filter region, thus in Prowers County. As Idid not record Common Raven in Prowers in summer in my previous occurrence in thestate and I have yet to record it at all in my current sojourn here, I amconfused by the eBird record for the species in the county:
https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-CO-099&bmo=1&emo=12&byr=1900&eyr=2019&spp=comrav

Relevant to the discussion is my essay on raven ID in the In The Scope column in Colorado Birds:
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/63.pdf

So, I’d appreciate the thoughts of those that have spent time in the county ANDpaid careful attention to ravens there.  I could use other opinions,because I am in the process of splitting Prowers Co. out of the current filter,and I need to figure out what to do with Common Raven.
Thanks,
Tony
Tony LeukeringWiley, CO

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Date: 5/26/19 9:05 am
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
Began my search for Hermit Warbler at 6 this morning, 4 hours later still have not seen it!

Art Hudak
City of Denver
County of Denver

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Date: 5/26/19 8:57 am
From: Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Crow Valley Campground, Pawnee Grasslands — Weld
After an intense lightning storm and a bit of hail last night, there were
lots of new visitors at Crow Valley Campground near Briggsdale. Highlights
included *Magnolia Warbler, Macgillvrays warbler, lazuli bunting,
black-headed grosbeak, orchard oriole a*nd close to a dozen*
yellow-breasted chat. * All the regulars were still around, including
western kingbirds, bullocks orioles, brown thrashers, and swainsons
thrushes.

Yesterday there were a couple of female *American redstarts* hanging around
— I didn’t see them this morning.

Good birding,
Laura Steadman
Boulder

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Date: 5/26/19 8:49 am
From: 'Birding' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Spotting scope Chico
There is a Vortex scope sitting at the parking area with no cars and no one around. Let me know if it is yours and you would like it retrieved.

NormLewis
Lakewood
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Date: 5/26/19 8:28 am
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Knot at Stewards Pond, Weld County
Late Saturday, May 25, we discovered a single Red Knot feeding in Stewarts Pond. To avoid flushing it, no effort was made to photograph the bird, which is still in mostly winter plumage.
Doug Kibbe
Littleton, Co.

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Date: 5/26/19 8:09 am
From: Joey Angstman <jangstma27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
Stadium or Macky?

Joey Angstman
Greeley, CO

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Date: 5/26/19 8:02 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] Magnolia Warbler, CU , Boulder
Seen from bridge below the stadium.

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Date: 5/26/19 6:50 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler - Pueblo 5/26
A singing Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Roselawn Cemetery in Blende,
in Pueblo County, first found by Pueblo birder Evan Carlson back on May
11th. It was singing at 7:30am thid. Drive in from the west entrance off
Aspen Street, it wasn't too far into the cemetery from here. I haven't any
more warblers so far. A few Western Tanagers.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 5/26/19 6:42 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Chapungu Sculpture Park
Thanks for pointing out this cool park, Norma, which is an eBird hotspot,
located just east
of I-25 at the Hwy 34 exit. Look at a map to figure the complex roads
there. Park in the large lot between the Park and the shopping center.
The Park is free and open to the public. https://chapunguatcenterra.com

Chapungu (CHA-poon-goo) is the local name for the Balateur Eagle of
Zimbabwe, its national emblem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleur#/media/File:Bateleur_drinking_water.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleur

To add interest to birding there, the African sculptures are cool - my
grandkids loved it.

For a list of birds seen there so far, go to the hotspot overview at
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L5006963?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Here's hoping that you'll have a chance to go there and add your checklists
to the eBird database at this
cool (hot) spot.

Joe Roller, Denver


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> Has anyone birded at Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra Shopping Center
> near Loveland. The Greeley Tribune describes it as 26 acres with meandering
> walking trails, 82 African sculptures and a place to bird watch.The aerial
> picture show many trees and shrubs.
> Norma Erickson
> Greeley Co.
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Date: 5/26/19 5:27 am
From: Norma J. Erickson <normajerickson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chapungu Sculpture Park
Has anyone birded at Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra Shopping Center near Loveland. The Greeley Tribune describes it as 26 acres with meandering walking trails, 82 African sculptures and a place to bird watch.The aerial picture show many trees and shrubs.
Norma Erickson
Greeley Co.

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Date: 5/25/19 11:02 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for May 26, 2019
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, May 26 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists. Observers have been helpful by reporting sightings and updates on COBirds. Thanks!

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

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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

Long-tailed Duck (*Weld)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (*Weld)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
SNOWY PLOVER (Weld)
Red Phalarope (Weld)
Green Heron (Weld)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (*El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, *Logan, Weld)
Baird’s Sparrow (*Larimer)
Ovenbird (*Adams)
Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, *Chaffee)
Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)
Tennessee Warbler (Bent, Boulder, *El Paso, Jefferson, Montrose, Weld)
MOURNING WARBLER (El Paso, Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (*Jefferson)
Magnolia Warbler (*Boulder, Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent, *Boulder, *El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer)
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Palm Warbler (Broomfield, Jefferson)
HERMIT WARBLER (*Boulder)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager(*Fremont, *Jefferson)
Northern Cardinal (Weld)


ADAMS COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Ovenbird was reported at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR by Kim Mauritz.

BENT COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee Warbler were reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Hermit Warbler was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best seen at the corner of University and 17th. First reported On May 24 by Steve Larson.
—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Twin Lakes by Pablo Quezada.
—-On May 25 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Boulder Creek/Univ. of CO by Richard Trinkner.
—-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve by Ted Floyd.
—-On May 22 a Northern Waterthrush was reported along Coal Creek in Louisville byJack Bushong.
—-On May 21 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Palm Warbler was reported at Interlocken East Park by Matt Hofeditz.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Sands Lake SWA by Greg Mihalik.

EL PASO:
—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin Banding Area by Duwayane Worthington.
—-On May 25 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Chico Basin Banding Station by Luke Pheneger.
—-On May 25 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Nature Center (on the song bird trail) by Eric Storms.
—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin wooded area by Cody Endanian.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Brush Hollow Reservoir by Susan Blansett.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir by Joe Roller.
—-On May 25 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.
—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James McCall.
—-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.
—-On May 22 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported Wheat Ridge Greenbealt/Prospect Park and Lake by Michelle Desrosiers.
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area. First reported on May 21 by James McCall.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Belmar Park by Elaine Wagner.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Chatfield SP/Deer Creek by David Suddjian.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On May 25 (2) Baird’s Sparrow were reported at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. First reported on May 13 by Andy Bankert.
—-On May 25 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Tamarack Ranch SWA by Loch Kilpatrick.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Django’s Castle by Susan Entsminger.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park. First reported on May 20 by Mark Yeager.
—-On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side. First reported on May 20 by Evan Carlson.

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Black-bilked Cuckoo was reported at Poudre Ponds by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On May 25 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Firestone Gravel Ponds (smaller pond) by Seven Mlodinow.
—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Reported by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.
—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir Area by Gene Rutherford.
—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.
—-On May 22 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Crow Valley Campground. (4) First reported on May 21 by Bill Schreitz
—-On May 22 a (f) Tennessee Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Mark Miller.

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

Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
Sunday, May 26
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (Chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)

Denver City Park (Denver County)
Sunday, May 26
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll ( patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)

DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, May 26
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT gmail.com; 303-520-7496)

Bar CCC
Wednesday, May 29
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tim Ryan & Diane Roberts ( Tryan4thebirds AT yahoo.com; 720-545-5084)

Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers
Thursday, May 30
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chris Blakeslee & Paul Slingsby ( ChrisABla AT aol.com; 303-694-4670)

Mt. Falcon Park (Jefferson County)
Saturday, June 1
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Breitsch ( jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Saturday, June 1
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Bluff Lake Nature Center
Sunday, June 2
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Megan Miller (Megan.k.miller2473 AT gmail.com; 7207759710)

Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
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Date: 5/25/19 8:45 pm
From: Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder county miscellany 5/25
Hi Everyone,



Today 5/25 I visited some local spots around Longmont. First I went to Pella
Crossing. There were plenty of migrants: Clay-colored Sparrow, Swainson's
Thrush, Plumbeous Vireo, (presumed) Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher. A
Broad-winged Hawk circling overhead was a surprise. Lagerman Reservoir still
has some Red-necked Phalaropes, and there was an Eastern Kingbird in place
of last week's Western and Cassin's. Two Common Goldeneye seemed late in
departing. Late in the day I went to Walden Ponds, where Edith Israel's
Lewis's Woodpecker was still in the unhealthy cottonwood at the first
residence on the right on Walden Ponds Road. The bird was visible from the
road, but eventually flew north out of view.



Mark Miller

Longmont, CO

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Date: 5/25/19 5:54 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/25/19
We continued to catch a variety of species and enjoy good spring weather.
Here's the breakdown of today's 46 new birds:

Western Wood-pewee 1
Dusky Flycatcher 5
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
House Wren 3
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 1
Virginia's Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 2 new, 1 banded in each 2015, 2016 and 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 1
MacGillivray's Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Western Tanager 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Lesser Goldfinch 1 (FOS)

Tomorrow is our last weekend day of the season; registration is required
for all weekend visitors; see the Denver Audubon website to sign up. Please
remember we will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day. We will then be open
Tuesday through Friday of next week. We have organized groups coming our
early Tuesday-Thursday but no school groups later in the morning. We are
opening nets at 6:30, and most days have birds back at the station by 7:15.
We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very hot, very cold, or
very windy.
Come visit!

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/25/19 4:55 pm
From: Kevin <kevdeboer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
Continuing at 550pm in pines south of drainage ditch.

Kevin DeBoer
Lakewood

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Date: 5/25/19 1:31 pm
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chestnut sided, bear creek nature center, El Paso co
About an hour ago we had a chestnut sided warbler at the eastern end of
song bird trail working its way up the river. Will post pics to ebird
checklist tonight. Initial assessment is that it’s a female based on
markings. Wasn’t making any sound. Just looked at the right spot at the
right time!

Eric Storms
Castle Rock

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Date: 5/25/19 11:51 am
From: Richard Trinkner <richardinboulder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit and Magnolia Warblers continue, Boulder Creek (Boulder County)
The Hermit continues to forage through bushes and trees at the 17th-street
bridge over Boulder Creek, just north and downhill from CU's Mackey
Auditorium.

A few hundred yards further east along the creek, the male Magnolia also
continues. The Magnolia was immediately above the creek in the area we used
to call "Warbler Woods", below the CU rec center and across the creek from
the brick university family housing.

Decent photos of the Hermit and Magnolia:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56721331. The Hermit no doubt is the
most photographed bird in Boulder today. Many passersby were caught up in
the excitement and took photos with their phones and pocket cameras.

Richard Trinkner
Boulder

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Date: 5/25/19 11:37 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long tailed Duck Weld
A somewhat breeding plumage female Long tailed Duck is in the smaller pond- half dried up - at Firestone Gravel Ponds
Steve Mlodinow
Longmont

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Date: 5/25/19 11:21 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker - Pueblo 5/25
The Red-bellied Woodpecker that has been in Pueblo, since October, is still
west of the Pueblo Nature Center, along the Arkansas River in Pueblo
County, this morning (25 May). There are still many mountain breeding
species in Pueblo today, which sometimes by late May, they are mostly gone
from Pueblo. Wilson's Warblers, Audubon's (Yellow-rumped), MacGillivray's
Warblers, Plumbeous Vireo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanagers,
White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrow, to name a few. I ended up with 61
species of birds at the Pueblo Nature Center area this morning. At the
Pueblo West Gravel Pit pond (between the Nature Center and Osprey Picnic
Area), a Red-necked Phalarope continues and there was also a Great Egret,
two Snowy Egrets were west of the Pueblo Nature Center this morning.

Good birding,

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Date: 5/25/19 10:01 am
From: Edith Israel <edieisrael5...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lewis’s woodpecker

One at private residence Walden entrance and 75th. In cottonwoods
Edie Israel boulder county
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Date: 5/25/19 9:45 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tennesee Warbler El Paso
Singing at the Chico Basin Ranch Banding Station.



Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 5/25/19 8:18 am
From: Jean Langel <jeanlangel...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
Seeing it in the same spot 5/25. 9:00 am

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 3:13 PM Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
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> Hooded Warbler continues in same location.
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Date: 5/25/19 7:33 am
From: 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-winged Dove
This bird was observed under the hopper feeder almost every day since 5/21, including today when it was sitting in the grass in the middle of the backyard. It often is feeding with a Mourning Dove or Eurasian Collared-dove. There were two of them present on one day.

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Date: 5/25/19 5:40 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler , CU, Boulder
Bird just arrived, 17th and Uni

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Date: 5/25/19 12:47 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, May 25, 2019
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

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

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

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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

COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
Black-bellied Plover (Arapahoe)
SNOWY PLOVER (*Weld)
Red Phalarope (*Weld)
Green Heron (*Weld)
SEDGE WREN (Arapahoe)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Larimer)
Ovenbird (Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, Chaffee, Pueblo)
Black-and-White Warbler (Pueblo)
Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)
Tennessee Warbler (*Bent, Boulder, Jefferson, *Larimer, *Montrose, Weld)
MOURNING WARBLER (*El Paso, *Larimer, Pueblo)
Hooded Warbler (*Jefferson)
Magnolia Warbler (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Bent, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa )
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder, *Jefferson)
Palm Warbler (Broomfield, Jefferson, Pueblo)
HERMIT WARBLER (*Boulder)
CANADA WARBLER (Pueblo)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager(*Jefferson)
Northern Cardinal (*Weld)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On May 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported at Cherry Creek SP lake loop by Cole Sage.
—-On May 20 a Ovenbird was reported at ECR 38 and East Bijou Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 (2) Black-bellied Plover were reported at ECR 42 Knudtson Rd (Quincy to CR 177) by David Suddjian.

BENT COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.
—-On May 24 (2) Tennessee Warbler were reported at Van’s Grove by Duane Nelson.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 25 a Hermit Warbler was reported at Varsity Pond North End, best seen at the corner of University and 17th, by Steve Larson.
—-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve by Ted Floyd.
—-On May 22 a Northern Waterthrush was reported along Coal Creek in Louisville byJack Bushong.
—-On May 21 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Palm Warbler was reported at Interlocken East Park by Matt Hofeditz.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported in Buenaventura’s Vista at San Isabel NF by Garrett H.

EL PASO:
—-On May 24 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Chico Basin Ranch wooded area by.
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin parking area near Banding area (not banded) by Sam Fason.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Summer Tanager was reported at Main Reservoir by Joe Roller.
—-On May 24 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
—-On May 24 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chatfield SP/Audubon Nature Center & Trails by Michael Lester.
—-On May 24 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported at Leyden Lake by James McCall.
—-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.
—-On May 22 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported Wheat Ridge Greenbealt/Prospect Park and Lake by Michelle Desrosiers.
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area. First reported on May 21 by James McCall.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Belmar Park by Elaine Wagner.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Chatfield SP/Deer Creek by David Suddjian.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.
—-On May 23 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Lee Martinez park by Josh Bruening.
—-On May 21 a Baltimore Oriole was reported at Lee Martinez Park by Rob Sparks.
—-On May 20 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Salyer, McMurry and Magpie Meander Natural Areas by Josh Bruening.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at James M. Robb Colorado SP/Pear Park Section by Ryan Claar.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Django’s Castle by Susan Entsminger.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park. First reported on May 20 by Mark Yeager.
—-On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side. First reported on May 20 by Evan Carlson.
—-On May 20 the following birds were reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee required to visit), by Brandon Percival and multiple other birders. All the species were seen at Headquarter Willow area and at Rose Pond.. See Brandon’s COBirds post for further details and for additional bird’s not listed on RBA.
—CANADA WARBLER
—MOURNING WARBLER (continuing May 21)
—Palm Warbler
—Northern Waterthrush (2 on May 21).
—Ovenbird
—-Gray-cheeked Thrush

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Prothonotary Warbler was reported behind the Yampa River Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 24 a Red Phalarope was reported at Baxter Lake, on east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Reported by Steve Mlodinow.
—-On May 24 a Snowy Plover was Crom Lake by Grant Beauprez.
—-On May 24 a Green Heron was reported at Neff Lake & Hogarty Reservoir Area by Gene Rutherford.
—-On May 24 a Northern Cardinal was reported at Pawnee NG/Norma’s Grove by Gene Rutherford.
—-On May 22 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Crow Valley Campground. (4) First reported on May 21 by Bill Schreitz
—-On May 22 a (f) Tennessee Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Mark Miller.

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

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, May 25
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Waterton Canyon
Saturday, May 25
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com: 303-904-9140)

Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
Sunday, May 26
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (Chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)

Denver City Park (Denver County)
Sunday, May 26
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll ( patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)

DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, May 26
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT gmail.com; 303-520-7496)


Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
303.888.5110
ahilf AT me.com


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Date: 5/24/19 6:11 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/24/19
Enjoyed cool but sunny morning with a continued nice mix of birds. 48 new
birds today:

Dusky Flycatcher 6
Blue Jay 1
House Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 5
Hermit Thrush 3
Gray Catbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Virginia's Warbler 11 (a great year for these charming little gems......)
Yellow Warbler 1 new, 1 banded 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Myrtle 1
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Western Tanager 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 1
American Goldfinch 1

We are heading into our last weekend of the season. Registration is
required for all weekend visitors; see the Denver Audubon website to sign
up. Please remember we will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day. We will
then be open Tuesday through Friday of next week. We have organized groups
coming our early Tuesday-Thursday but no school groups later in the
morning. We are opening nets at 6:30, and most days have birds back at the
station by 7:15. We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if it is very
hot, very cold, or very windy.
Come visit!

Meredith McBurney
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Date: 5/24/19 6:06 pm
From: Sarah Spotten <sarahspotten...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
Hermit Warbler is being seen at 7:00 p.m. by several birders in the same trees it was seen in this afternoon, near the corner of University and 17th.

Sarah Spotten
Longmont, CO

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Date: 5/24/19 4:56 pm
From: Glenn Walbek <gwalbek...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
My close and personal friend Steve Larson found a great bird today in Boulder. I and many others were able to photograph this rarity, a hermit warbler. I suspect this bird is a 1st year male, based on the extent of black in the crown and throat. My photos of this Pacific Northwest warbler can be found here.. https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/2019-Birds/

This is the 20th species of warbler I have observed in just over 24 hours. Birding Eastern Colorado yesterday, I and others racked up a nice tally of Eastern birds including, bay-breasted, worm-eating, magnolia, hooded, Tennessee, blackpoll, and northern parula as well as veery and gray-cheeked thrush. I recommend you check your ‘patch’ often in the next few days, as Steve Larson did today.

Glenn Walbek
Castle Rock, CO

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Date: 5/24/19 4:13 pm
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Phalarope Weld
On Baxter Lake. On east side of county line road, a mile or so south of 56, which goes into Berthoud. Park on Wilfred Road, cross county line road with care, and find safe place to scan from. Basic plumage. With RN Phil’s

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Date: 5/24/19 4:10 pm
From: Curt Brown --- Boulder, CO <cbrown1902act...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
Hard to imagine a posting that produced a bigger payoff for more people
with less effort! Thanks to Steve,
and to the warbler that barely moved from the sidewalk for at least 30
minutes!

[image: Hermit crowd.JPG]






On Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:16:57 PM UTC-6, Steve Larson wrote:
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> Re-found bird in same tree on NE corner where golden-winged was hanging
> out
> Steve Larson
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 24, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Steven E Larson <steven......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
> >
> > Just had a brief look at a Hermit Warbler at Varsity Pond North side
> > Steve Larson
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> > Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/24/19 3:03 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
Man, there haven't been any good birds at Varsity pond for years. I retire and move out of town, so what happens.....?



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Date: 5/24/19 5:17 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county

Re-found bird in same tree on NE corner where golden-winged was hanging out
Steve Larson

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> On May 24, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>
> Just had a brief look at a Hermit Warbler at Varsity Pond North side
> Steve Larson
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> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/24/19 2:17 pm
From: Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Hermit Warbler Boulder county
Re-found bird in same tree on NE corner where golden-winged was hanging out
Steve Larson

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> On May 24, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>
> Just had a brief look at a Hermit Warbler at Varsity Pond North side
> Steve Larson
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> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/24/19 1:30 pm
From: Elena Holly Klaver <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rose breasted grosbeak in Niwot
Cobirders, he wasn’t in my yard, unfortunately, but on the Nextdoor network, someone posted a picture of a male rose breasted grosbeak in a backyard in Niwot, Boulder County.

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Date: 5/24/19 1:19 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler
The Hermit Warbler is showing extremely well near the corner of University
and 17th in Boulder.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 5/24/19 12:51 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Late migrants in Bent County
Birders,

A push of late migrant warblers were present at Van's Grove in Bent
County today. Perhaps they were grounded by dense overnight fog, which
cleared by mid-morning. Present were a singing male Chestnut-sided
Warbler (which appeared to have departed shortly after I saw it), two
Tennessee Warblers (one a singing male), and a silent female American
Redstart. Also present was a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Norma
Verhoeff arrived in time to see the latter birds.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO


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Date: 5/24/19 11:06 am
From: Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Warbler Boulder county
Just had a brief look at a Hermit Warbler at Varsity Pond North side
Steve Larson

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Date: 5/24/19 10:23 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Summer Tanager at Main Reservoir, Jefferson County
At 9:10 this morning while searching in vane for the choice warblers
recently reported
from Main Reservoir (S Kipling and W Florida) in Lakewood, a bright
red bird flew across my path - an alternate plumage, male Summer Tanager.
Phil Lyon captured some nice images of this guy perched on a twig in
the sun. (To be clear, the tanager perched on a twig).
Birding in "Seattle weather" has been great these last few days, but San
Diego
weather was also good.
Next gray days start Tuesday.

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 5/23/19 10:45 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Forgot to sign
Ira Sanders
Golden

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Date: 5/23/19 10:43 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Last Chance - Washington County
Birders
This afternoon on the way back from Chicago, I stopped at Last Chance.
When I first arrived it appeared that migration was over, but then I found
a Northern Waterthrush followed by a quick look at a Mourning Warbler.
There was a Mockingbird across the street and then a Veery popped up in the
brush. the only other warblers were a Yellow and a Wilson's.

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Date: 5/23/19 10:28 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 24, 2019
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

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

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

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
Black-bellied Plover (Arapahoe)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Denver)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (La Plata)
SEDGE WREN (Arapahoe)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, *Larimer, Pueblo, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Larimer)
Ovenbird (Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (Boulder, *Chaffee, Pueblo)
Black-and-White Warbler (Pueblo)
Prothonotary Warbler (*Routt)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer, Weld)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Larimer, Pueblo)
Hooded Warbler (*Jefferson)
Magnolia Warbler (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa )
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Palm Warbler (Broomfield, Jefferson, Pueblo)
CANADA WARBLER (Pueblo)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Pueblo)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On May 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported at Cherry Creek SP lake loop by Cole Sage.
—-On May 20 a Ovenbird was reported at ECR 38 and East Bijou Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 (2) Black-bellied Plover were reported at ECR 42 Knudtson Rd (Quincy to CR 177) by David Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Northern Waterthrush was reported along Coal Creek in Louisville byJack Bushong.
—-On May 21 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Palm Warbler was reports at Interlocken East Park by Matt Hofeditz.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
—-On May 23 a Northern Waterthrush was reported in Buenaventura’s Vista at San Isabel NF by Garrett H.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a Short-billed Dowitcher was reported at Marston Reservoir/West End. First reported on May 20 by Doug Kibbe. Note, if accepted this will be a FIRST DENVER COUNTY record for this species.

EL PASO:
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin parking area near Banding area (not banded) by Sam Fason.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 23 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. First reported on May 22 by Ric Olsen.
—-On May 23 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir by Pablo Quezada.
—-On May 22 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported Wheat Ridge Greenbealt/Prospect Park and Lake by Michelle Desrosiers.
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area. First reported on May 21 by James McCall.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Belmar Park by Elaine Wagner.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Chatfield SP/Deer Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 a Blackpoll Warbler were reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area by James McCall.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
—-On May 19 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Pastorius Reservoir by Susan Allerton on the 14th.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On May 23 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park (last seen next to ditch on north side of bike path). First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
—-On May 23 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Spring Canyon Community Park by Nick Kamar.
—-On May 23 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Lee Martinez park by Josh Bruening.
—-On May 21 a Baltimore Oriole was reported at Lee Martinez Park by Rob Sparks.
—-On May 20 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Salyer, McMurry and Magpie Meander Natural Areas by Josh Bruening.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at James M. Robb Colorado SP/Pear Park Section by Ryan Claar.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park. First reported on May 20 by Mark Yeager.
—-On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side. First reported on May 20 by Evan Carlson.
—-On May 20 the following birds were reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee required to visit), by Brandon Percival and multiple other birders. All the species were seen at Headquarter Willow area and at Rose Pond.. See Brandon’s COBirds post for further details and for additional bird’s not listed on RBA.
—CANADA WARBLER
—MOURNING WARBLER (continuing May 21)
—Palm Warbler
—Northern Waterthrush (2 on May 21).
—Ovenbird
—-Gray-cheeked Thrush

ROUTT COUNTY:
—-On May 23 a Prothonotary Warbler was reportedly the Yampa River, behind the Botanic Park, between the Core Trail gate into the park and the Osprey nest pole. First reported on May 22 by Dave and Ann Jones.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Crow Valley Campground. (4) First reported on May 21 by Bill Schreitz
—-On May 22 a (f) Tennessee Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Mark Miller.

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

Boulder County
Friday, May 24
6:30 AM - 1:30 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT comcast.net; 303-359-9456)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, May 24
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com); 831-713-8659)

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, May 25
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Waterton Canyon
Saturday, May 25
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com: 303-904-9140)

Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
Sunday, May 26
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (Chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)

Denver City Park (Denver County)
Sunday, May 26
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll ( patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)

DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, May 26
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT gmail.com; 303-520-7496)


Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
303.888.5110
ahilf AT me.com


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Date: 5/23/19 8:52 pm
From: Marcia Canter <bomaanka...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Broad-tailed Hummingbird today, Adams County


On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:50:39 PM UTC-6, Marcia Canter wrote:
>
> Hi Cobirders
> My daughter and I were able to identify a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird
> along Clear Creek in Adams Cnty. today. I had heard and seen it yeaterday,
> but was unable to get a good enough view to make a sure ID. Today it
> perched long enough for me to see the dark gorget, changing to red in the
> light. He made the expected high flights up and almost straight down. The
> location is just west of Lowell Blvd. A year ago, I had seen no
> hummingbirds here.
>
Posted too soon.Bob canter, Denver

>
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Date: 5/23/19 8:50 pm
From: Marcia Canter <bomaanka...>
Subject: [cobirds] Broad-tailed Hummingbird today, Adams County
Hi Cobirders
My daughter and I were able to identify a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird
along Clear Creek in Adams Cnty. today. I had heard and seen it yeaterday,
but was unable to get a good enough view to make a sure ID. Today it
perched long enough for me to see the dark gorget, changing to red in the
light. He made the expected high flights up and almost straight down. The
location is just west of Lowell Blvd. A year ago, I had seen no
hummingbirds

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Date: 5/23/19 7:46 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bizarre bird story from Greenlee Preserve; fallout; eBird musings
Hey, all.

Earlier this cold and misty Thurs. afternoon, May 23, I saw an *osprey*
laboring with a fish it had caught at Waneka Lake, Boulder County. As the
bird flew north toward Baseline Road, it was harassed by both an adult *bald
eagle* and three *red-tailed hawks.* The osprey dropped the fish, which
landed on, and then splattered across, the middle of the busy thoroughfare.
All five raptors descended upon the bloodied and still-squirming carcass,
briefly stopping traffic in both directions. Never a dull moment around
here...

A bit more than 12 hours earlier, I was out in the light rain and could
hear a few nocturnal-migrant *Swainson thrushes* over the roar of western
chorus frogs and Woodhouse toads singing from Greenlee Reservoir, full of
water again at long last.

Daytime birding at the preserve & environs was really good, highlighted by
20+ *Swainson thrushes,* 2 *veeries,* 25+ *clay-colored sparrows,* 2 *gray
flycatchers,* a candidate alder flycatche
<https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/160499421>r among 3 *Traill flycatchers,*
a *northern waterthrush,* *hoodie* and *woody* continuing, a surprising
flock of 15 *spotted sandpipers* along the south shore of Waneka Lake
(including one spotty that wandered up into the woods by the playground), 2 *snowy
egrets,* and 3 tardy *myrtle warblers.* The Greenlee feeding station
continues to attract colorful birds, among them *western tanagers,* *Bullock
orioles,* *blue-gray gnatsnatchers,* a *gray catbird,* and a lot of *broad-tailed
hummingbirds.*

Finally, eBird. Here's how to do it:

http://blog.aba.org/2019/05/whither-the-field-notebook.html

:-)

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 5/23/19 5:45 pm
From: Steve Getty <sgetty...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-crowned Night Heron, El Paso County
CO Birders,

For the record, a citizen in Monument, CO, had been trying to figure-out this stealthy visitor to their backyard for a few days starting late last week (their words re stealthy behavior). They are just east of Monument Creek in Monument (north of water treatment plant). They thought it was a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and took this photo Tuesday AM after the snow. Not a happy heron (yes, anthropomorphizing....).

They didn't know what to do and submitted to CC library email on Tues. OK. An astute librarian forwarded contact info to me. After some emails today, they said that they had a photo from Tues, but didn't see yesterday. They'd phone me right away if it showed-up again. No word so far....

Very interesting possible record.

Cordially,
Steve Getty, Colorado Springs, CO

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It also has some feathers coming off the head sort of like a bobwhite.

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Date: 5/23/19 5:16 pm
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] San Juan County owl
Hi all:
To my eyes, Roger Linfield's Silverton owl is a Flamm.  The small ear tufts, the brown racing stripe on the scapulars, and the brown tones to the face all point in that direction.  However, I have to say that I was convinced that it was a Flamm before I saw the photo, as there are no records of Western Screech-Owl from the county and the species is quite rare that high in elevation.  Flamm probably breeds in the county in small numbers, but the main argument is that the species is a neotropical migrant and is much more likely to show up out of place at Silverton than is the relatively sedentary Western Screech-Owl.  At least, that's my take on the topic.
Good job, Roger.
Enjoy,
Tony
Tony LeukeringWiley, CO

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Date: 5/23/19 5:00 pm
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope [Weld]

Hello all,

Yesterday (May 22) I saw abut 525 Red-necked Phalaropes at various sites in Weld County, as follows: about 30 at Crom Lake (Weld Co. 31 south of 90, near Pierce); about 50 at Cozzens Lake (Rd. 72 east of 39, near Eaton); about 150 at a pond on Rd. 61 just south of 74; about 75 on Rd. 59 north of 50 (east of Kersey); about 200 at Loloff Reservoir; 20 in Beebe Draw (mostly Rd. 48). Today (May 23) I saw another 90 at a wetland at the corner of Rd. 51 and 16, northeast of Hudson. The number of Red-necked Phalaropes equalled, and at most sites exceeded, the number of Wilson’s Phalaropes. 
Bob AndrewsYekepa, Nimba Co., Liberia (currently in Centennial, Arapahoe Co., Colorado)

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:43:10 AM MDT, 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> wrote:

Hi all
Along my commute to Fort Collins this morning ...
- 21 Red-necked Phalarope, Marbled Godwit [Crom Lake]
- 62 Red-necked Phalarope [Weld CR 84 Marsh just west of Weld CR 31 on south]
Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunnhttp://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/


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Date: 5/23/19 4:20 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/23/19
It was a cold and grey morning, and we opened only part of the station for
about 3 hours. Ready for some sunshine - hopefully tomorrow! Processed 57
new birds:

Dusky Flycatcher 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 7
Hermit Thrush 4
Gray Catbird 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Virginia's Warbler 7
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 8
MacGillivray's Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Western Tanager 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Black-headed Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1, banded 2016
Bullock's Oriole 1

We will be open daily, WEATHER PERMITTING, through May 31, except for
Memorial Day. We are opening nets at 6:30, and most days will have birds
back at the station by 7:15. We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if
it is very hot, very cold, or very windy. Registration is required for all
weekend visitors; see the Denver Audubon website to sign up - we are
heading into our last weekend of the season! Individuals may visit
weekdays without registering before the school groups arrive, which is
usually around 10 a.m.

Come visit!

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


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Date: 5/23/19 4:07 pm
From: Peter Burke <peterburke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope, Cassin's Kingbird continue at Lagerman Res., Boulder Cty.
COBirders,
Red-necked Phalaropes continue to outnumber Wilson's Phalaropes at Lagerman
Reservoir this afternoon. In addition, the Cassin's Kingbird found by Luke
Pheneger is still in the area west of the parking lot. There were 12+
Spotted Sandpipers, three Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Dowitcher sp. and some
lingering stuff like Lesser Yellowlegs, Redhead, Ruddy Duck and Bufflehead.

Good birding,

Peter


Peter Burke

5590 Spine Rd. #204 Boulder, CO 80301

(973) 214-0140

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Date: 5/23/19 2:46 pm
From: Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
Still present as of 3:40. Seen briefly and calling often. Very skulky.

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Date: 5/23/19 2:21 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] West Centennial Arrivals and Lingerers (Arapahoe)
Thirty-four species of birds around my yard in west Centennial (Arapahoe)
today. Half a dozen Western Tanagers, a trio of Lazuli Buntings, and a
baker's dozen of White Pelicans were highlights. Two of the three buntings
were new arrivals; both were males, joining a female who arrived yesterday.
A male Orchard Oriole, a first for my yard, made a brief visit. A
Swainson's Thrush also appeared this morning.

Yesterday, I had my first Common Nighthawk of the year. It flew
southward over my yard at dusk, perhaps suggesting an earlier arrival and a
night spent feeding in the area. It came through loud and relatively low.

A pair of gray-headed juncos remains in the neighborhood. A month ago, I
saw one of the pair toying with nesting material (until my dog chased it
away, sadly). Haven't noticed any other signs of nesting since then.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 5/23/19 2:13 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
Hooded Warbler continues in same location.

Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 5/23/19 1:52 pm
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Migrants, CSR, El Paso Co, THurs
Hey COBirders,

Another cool, damp, perfect morning for migrants at Clear Spring Ranch today. No rarities, but lotsa birds. Visitors said they observed continuing large numbers of Swainson’s Thrush and Audubon’s Warblers on the walk in, but those avoided my nets mostly. Ciopping Sparrows - one flock of 42 hit the nets at the same time. Several Flycatchers today - 3 Willow Flycatchers, plus 2 suspected Alder Flycatchers by wing and bill measures, 3 Dusky Flycatchers and a W W Pewee. One more Northern Waterthrush, lotsa Lazuli Buntings, Lincoln Sparrows, Yellow Warblers, Com Yellowthroats, one Wilson’s Warbler F, and a late Orange-crowned Warbler M, my first in two weeks. 115 birds captured today (!). That is about 300 since Monday. I plan to band to 6/1/19, but if numbers continue, I may go longer.

Having too much fun,
Steve Brown
Col Spgs

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Date: 5/23/19 1:42 pm
From: Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report- Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso)- 5/23
May 23,

Upon opening I was faced with a very birdy morning, having over 30 birds by
700 and banding by myself, I shut my nets to efficiently process them. In
total today I banded 46 birds of 20 species:

Wilson's Warbler: 1
Least Flycatcher: 3
Western Flycatcher: 1
MacGillivray's Warbler: 2
Common Yellowthroat: 1
Warbling Vireo: 1
Dusky Flycatcher: 1
Western Wood-Pewee: 1
Yellow Warbler: 6
Olive-sided Flycatcher: 1
Lincoln's Sparrow: 1
Swainson's Thrush: 15
Western Tanager: 3
Yellow-breasted Chat: 1
White-throated Sparrow: 1
Hermit Thrush: 1
Gray Catbird: 3
Spotted Towhee: 1
Brown Thrasher: 1
American Robin: 1

Tomorrow is the last day of banding for the season, I will be banding until
about 9am if weather permits! Feel free to come by!

Genevieve Day
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, CO

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Date: 5/23/19 11:45 am
From: Mail.indra.com <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] More lark buntings, Rock Creek
Even more lark buntings have appeared; there must be over 50 at the Rock Creek Open Space/Stearn’s Lake.

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Date: 5/23/19 11:42 am
From: Mail.indra.com <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lark Buntings at Rock Creek Open Space, Boulder County
There was a flock of about 30 lark buntings, pretty much equal numbers of males and females. They seemed to be picking seeds from cow pies in the fields on both sides of the entrance road south of Dillon Road.

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Date: 5/23/19 9:49 am
From: James McCall <tickedshorthair...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
Still here same location as of 1045


JamesMcCall
Arvada

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Date: 5/23/19 7:46 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
Still present in essentially same location at 840am today. Seen next to ditch on north side of bike path by Mark Miller and me.

John Shenot
Fort Collins

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Date: 5/23/19 7:43 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Phalarope [Weld]
Hi all

Along my commute to Fort Collins this morning ...

- 21 Red-necked Phalarope, Marbled Godwit [Crom Lake]
- 62 Red-necked Phalarope [Weld CR 84 Marsh just west of Weld CR 31 on
south]

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 5/23/19 3:32 am
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 23, 2019
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Compiler: Allison Hilf (ahilf AT me.com)
Phone: (303) 888-5110
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

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

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

For information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings”.

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

COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
Black-bellied Plover (Arapahoe)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Denver)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (La Plata)
SEDGE WREN (Arapahoe)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush (El Paso, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Larimer)
Ovenbird (Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (*Boulder, Pueblo)
Golden-winged Warbler (Sedgwick)
Black-and-White Warbler (Pueblo)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder, Larimer, *Weld)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Larimer, Pueblo)
Magnolia Warbler (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Jefferson, *Larimer, Mesa)
Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder, *Jefferson)
Palm Warbler (*Broomfield, Jefferson, Pueblo)
CANADA WARBLER (Pueblo)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Pueblo)
Painted Bunting (Otero)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—-On May 20 a SEDGE WREN was reported at Cherry Creek SP lake loop by Cole Sage.
—-On May 20 a Ovenbird was reported at ECR 38 and East Bijou Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 (2) Black-bellied Plover were reported at ECR 42 Knudtson Rd (Quincy to CR 177) by David Suddjian.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Northern Waterthrush was reported along Coal Creek in Louisville byJack Bushong.
—-On May 21 a Blackpoll Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler were reported at Pleasant View Marsh by Peter Gent.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Palm Warbler was reports at Interlocken East Park by Matt Hofeditz.

DENVER COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a Short-billed Dowitcher was reported at Marston Reservoir/West End. First reported on May 20 by Doug Kibbe. Note, if accepted this will be a FIRST DENVER COUNTY record for this species.

EL PASO:
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Chico Basin parking area near Banding area (not banded) by Sam Fason.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported Wheat Ridge Greenbealt/Prospect Park and Lake by Michelle Desrosiers.
—-On May 22 a Hooded Warbler was reported at Main Reservoir approx. 100 yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail, by Ric Olsen.
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area. First reported on May 21 by James McCall.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Belmar Park by Elaine Wagner.
—-On March 21 a Palm Warbler was reported at Chatfield SP/Deer Creek by David Suddjian.
—-On May 20 a Blackpoll Warbler were reported at Bear Creek Lake Park/Boat Launch Area by James McCall.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
—-On May 19 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported at Pastorius Reservoir by Susan Allerton on the 14th.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a MOURNING WARBLER was reported at Lee Martinez Park. First reported on May 19 by David Wade.
—-On May 22 a COMMON GALLINULE was reported from Wellington State Wildlife Area, first seen by Josh Bruening on April 29. This rarity was at a pond north of Larimer CR 60 in the Schware Unit. (Note that this is not Morris Reservoir, which is on the south side of 60).
—-On May 22 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at Wellington SWA/Cobb Lake Unit (near east parking lot). First reported on May 18 by Phillip Bailey.
—-On May 21 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Lee Martinez park by Josh Bruening.
—-On May 21 a Baltimore Oriole was reported at Lee Martinez Park by Rob Sparks.
—-On May 20 a Tennessee Warbler was reported at Salyer, McMurry and Magpie Meander Natural Areas by Josh Bruening.

MESA COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported at James M. Robb Colorado SP/Pear Park Section by Ryan Claar.

OTERO COUNTY:
—-On May 19 Painted Bunting was reported at Higbee Valley Road (CR 804), by Steve Rash.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—-On May 21 a HEPATIC TANAGER was reported at Pueblo City Park. First reported on May 20 by Mark Yeager.
—-On May 21 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at Pueblo Reservoir SWA, South Side. First reported on May 20 by Evan Carlson.
—-On May 20 the following birds were reported at Chico Basin Ranch (fee required to visit), by Brandon Percival and multiple other birders. All the species were seen at Headquarter Willow area and at Rose Pond.. See Brandon’s COBirds post for further details and for additional bird’s not listed on RBA.
—CANADA WARBLER
—MOURNING WARBLER (continuing May 21)
—Palm Warbler
—Black-and-White Warbler
—Northern Waterthrush (2 on May 21).
—Ovenbird
—Veery (2) (continuing May 21)
—-Gray-cheeked Thrush

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
—-On May 19 a Golden-winged Warbler was reported at 1-999 County Road 28 by Logan Derderian.

WELD COUNTY:
—-On May 22 a Gray-cheeked Thrush was reported at Crow Valley Campground. (4) First reported on May 21 by Bill Schreitz
—-On May 22 a (f) Tennessee Warbler was reported at Crow Valley Campground by Mark Miller.

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

West Metro Area
Thursday, May 23
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT comcast.net; 303-359-9456)

Boulder County
Friday, May 24
6:30 AM - 1:30 PM
John Malenich (john.malenich AT comcast.net; 303-359-9456)

Ken Caryl Valley Area
Friday, May 24
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
David Suddjian ( dsuddjian AT gmail.com); 831-713-8659)

Chico Basin Ranch
Saturday, May 25
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

Waterton Canyon
Saturday, May 25
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com: 303-904-9140)

Green Mountain Falls-town and lower elevation trails
Sunday, May 26
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Chris Gilbert (Chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508)

Denver City Park (Denver County)
Sunday, May 26
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll ( patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)

DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, May 26
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Colleen Nunn (DFO Colonial Waterbirds Project - Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, May 26
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Colleen Nunn (cnunn6789 AT gmail.com; 303-520-7496)


Good birding,
Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
303.888.5110
ahilf AT me.com


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Date: 5/22/19 8:14 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mexican Duck and others - Louisville
Hi all,
My brother and I have birded extensively around Louisville in the recent
inclement weather and have found several interesting birds. On May 20th, I
observed a seemingly pure female Mexican Duck with a brood of eight. It was
in a section of Coal Creek adjacent to the cattle pond/marsh that is SW of
the first bridge near W Cherry Street. Photos have been posted to my Ebird
list. Also that day, my brother found two Cassin's Kingbirds in the
agricultural fields behind the sports complex. This afternoon, there was a
Northern Waterthrush and Black-headed Grosbeak along Coal Creek. Numbers of
more common migrants such as Dusky Flycatchers, Western Tanagers, and
certain warbler and sparrow species have been notably high as well.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 5/22/19 6:29 pm
From: Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Photo ID appreciated
Thanks to all that replied to me privately. 100% consensus that is is a
Semipalmated Sandpiper.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:49:15 PM UTC-6, Sharon Kay wrote:
>
> I am not good at sandpiper ID. I looked at Sibley's guide and came up with
> semipalmated sandpiper for this. Can anyone confirm or set me straight? the
> photo is cropped. It looks so small here. Sorry.
>
> Sharon Kay
> Weld County
>
> [image: 038-crop.JPG]
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Date: 5/22/19 5:59 pm
From: Meredith McBurney <Meredith.McBurney...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfield, 5/22/19
Today was about as good and big as it gets for one day at this banding
station - 151 new birds of 26 species. The advantages of lots of stormy
weather! And a great crew of volunteers! Here's the breakdown:

Least Flycatcher 1
Hammond's Flycatcher 5
Dusky Flycatcher 28
Warbling Vireo 3
Violet-green Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 9
Hermit Thrush 6
Gray Catbird 6
Virginia's Warbler 14
Yellow Warbler 15 new, 2 banded 2017, 1 banded 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 7
Northern Waterthrush 1
MacGillivray's Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Western Tanager 1
Clay-colored Sparrow 2 (FOS)
Brewer's Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 17
White-crowned Sparrow, Mountain 4
Black-headed Grosbeak 2 (FOS)
Bullock's Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 2

We will be open daily, WEATHER PERMITTING, through May 31, except for
Memorial Day. We are opening nets at 6:30, and most days will have birds
back at the station by 7:15. We aim to close by noon most days, earlier if
it is very hot, very cold, or very windy. Registration is required for all
weekend visitors; see the Denver Audubon website to sign up. Individuals
may visit weekdays without registering before the school groups arrive,
which is usually around 10 a.m.

Come visit!

Meredith McBurney
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Date: 5/22/19 4:44 pm
From: Ric <ricolson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Main Res, Jefferson county
Birders,

Around noon today I found a male Hooded Warbler at Main Res. approx. 100
yds west of the south parking lot on the main trail. Later, Mark Chavez
and I searched for about a hour with only fleeting looks and one
reasonable picture. The bird is very quiet and difficult to locate.


Ric Olson

Castle Rock

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Date: 5/22/19 4:26 pm
From: Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Multiple Western Tanagers, Douglas County
We've had multiple visits today from the Western tanagers and Bullock's
orioles. At one time there were 10 tanagers in the yard, 7 adult males, 2
females, and one immature. What a treat! I couldn't stop taking pics,
lol. Is there a size limit for photos here? Let me know if these are too
big.

[image: 46994329695_bcc77b701f_e.jpg]

[image: 47858273852_8416c7cab5_z.jpg]

[image: 46994253305_9e205bf58b_z.jpg]





On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:16:09 AM UTC-6, Lesley Brown wrote:
>
> After the 4" snowfall Monday night, we had 4 adult male Western Tanagers,
> one immature male, and a couple of females visiting the oriole jelly feeder
> throughout the day yesterday. We've already seen 2 males and 2 females in
> the last 1/2 hour. We have previously seen only one or two in previous
> years.
>
> I just joined this group so I could report them. : ) It was quite
> colorful when the Bullock's Orioles joined them!
>
> Lesley Brown
> Highlands Ranch, Douglas County
>
> (Hope the photo shows!)
> https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47112598754_65d97d1924_c.jpg

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Date: 5/22/19 3:38 pm
From: Michael T <raptordefender...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: San Juan County owling
Very nice picture with a beautiful backdrop, but I believe the owl in that
picture is a Western Screech owl.

Michael Tincher
Fort Collins

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:06:35 AM UTC-6, Roger Linfield wrote:
>
> The Spring storm brought many hundreds of birds to Silverton, largely
> Rosy-finches and juncos. A male Lazuli Bunting was a treat.
>
> On the edge of town, this Flammulated Owl was roosting three feet off the
> ground.
>
> Roger Linfield
> Boulder
>
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Date: 5/22/19 3:17 pm
From: Rob Sparks <robsparks...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mourning Warbler/Larimer
Birders I was birding my local patch at Lee Martinez Park and had a
Mourning Warbler on the west side just east of where the stream goes under
the walkway. Same general area that David Wade had one on May 19th. I guess
that bird could have stuck around but seems like it would have left before
the snow, no?

This beast was foraging close to the ground and very difficult to get looks
at, its like a ghost. I saw it once and then heard it call but then it
disappeared.

Rob Sparks

Cloudy Old Town
Fort Collins




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Date: 5/22/19 2:41 pm
From: Genevieve Day <genevieve.petra.day...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report- Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso) 5/22
May 22

After being unable to band on Monday and Tuesday due to the weather today
was a very birdy day... of mostly all Swainson's Thrushes. I caught a total
of 81 birds today, one of which was a Black-Chinned Hummingbird, which I
released unbanded:

American Redstart: 1
MacGillivray's Warbler: 3
Lincoln's Sparrow: 4
Swainson's Thrush: 62
Gray Catbird: 5
Yellow-breasted Chat: 1
Spotted Towhee: 2
Brown Thrasher: 1
Bullock's Oriole: 1


This is the final week of banding for the Spring, another bander will
arrive to pick up when fall migration starts! I will be banding 6-11,
weather permitting, each day until Friday. On Friday I will stop banding
around 9am. Please come visit!

Genevieve Day
Bander
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, CO

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Date: 5/22/19 2:23 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] Marston
By the way, I was observing from the fence line next to the street with my scope. Couple blocks away from the “no trespassing” zone but Denver PD still engaged me in conversation.

Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 5/22/19 2:01 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] West end of Marston Reservoir, Denver County
I noticed new “no trepressing” signs on the empty lot with the cattails on the northwest side of the lake. In addition, a Denver Police car was parked for about 20 minutes 2 blocks away up the street. He later drove by asking me what I was looking at. I kindly smiled & overloaded him with my checklist lol. Seems Denver Police are monitoring the Denver neighborhood in the middle of Jefferson County. FYI.

Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 5/22/19 1:28 pm
From: Steve