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1/24/20 8:02 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
1/24/20 5:31 am Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> Re: [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
1/24/20 5:12 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 24, 32020
1/23/20 7:12 pm Caleb A <calebscotta...> [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
1/23/20 7:12 pm Mary Geder <mfg5000...> [cobirds] Brant at Lake Arbor
1/23/20 5:51 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Windsor Lake on 23Jan2020 (Weld)
1/23/20 5:23 pm macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
1/23/20 2:13 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
1/23/20 1:26 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Front Range air pollution
1/23/20 12:57 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] Carolina Wren
1/23/20 4:36 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
1/22/20 4:11 pm 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Chatfield Loons
1/22/20 5:33 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 22, 2020
1/22/20 3:50 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> RE: [cobirds] Van Truan 405 Pueblo County list
1/21/20 10:40 am Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Lake Arbor Brant, Jefferson
1/21/20 10:22 am Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Van Truan 405 Pueblo County list
1/21/20 8:07 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Raptor Alley Trip Results and Other/Weld
1/21/20 7:15 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Raptor Alley Trip Results and Other/Weld
1/21/20 5:20 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020.
1/20/20 6:20 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds 1/20
1/20/20 6:02 pm Robert Canter <rlcanter50...> [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/20/20 4:49 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Franklin's Gull at Pueblo Reservoir 1/20
1/20/20 4:04 pm Dick Filby <dickfilby...> [cobirds] Barrow's Goldeneyes and other Carbondale area birds (mainly Garfield County)
1/20/20 3:57 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Loon and Common Loon - Chatfield
1/20/20 1:57 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir, Bent County
1/20/20 1:52 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull, Larimer County
1/20/20 12:56 pm linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County
1/20/20 10:49 am Eric Dinkel <endinkel...> [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/20/20 10:31 am Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> [cobirds] Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County
1/20/20 9:52 am Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Ducks, West Dahlia Pond Adams Co.
1/20/20 9:24 am Marcia Canter <bomaanka...> [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/20/20 8:43 am Eric Dinkel <endinkel...> [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/20/20 6:49 am Eric Dinkel <endinkel...> [cobirds] Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/20/20 5:45 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 20, 2020
1/19/20 8:43 pm kevygudguy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Cedar Waxwings in west Centennial - Arapahoe County
1/19/20 8:38 pm Robert Canter <rlcanter50...> [cobirds] Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
1/19/20 11:41 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow Palm Warbler in Pueblo
1/19/20 11:02 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull continues at McIntosh
1/19/20 9:05 am Christian Nunes <pajaroboy...> [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull- McIntosh Lake, Boulder Co.
1/19/20 6:13 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 19, 2020
1/18/20 6:31 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: *** SPAM 10: [cobirds] Upcoming bird law conservation webinar from Audubon Rockies
1/18/20 5:54 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 4:42 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 4:40 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> RE: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 4:37 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 4:35 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> RE: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 4:35 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 3:38 pm JeremyWinick <winickjr...> Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 2:21 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Pueblo
1/18/20 1:39 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
1/18/20 8:15 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow in Pueblo
1/18/20 4:56 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 18, 2020
1/17/20 3:29 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Bent County, January 17, 2020
1/17/20 3:07 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Goshawk - Douglas
1/17/20 1:45 pm Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Re: Gyrfalcon/Larimer
1/17/20 12:32 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] overeager
1/17/20 12:31 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Gyrfalcon/Larimer
1/17/20 10:49 am R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...> [cobirds] overeager
1/17/20 7:38 am Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...> [cobirds] Upcoming bird law conservation webinar from Audubon Rockies
1/17/20 5:30 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 17, 2020
1/17/20 4:27 am Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: *** SPAM 10: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 4:30 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Trumpeter Swans, Little Jumbo Res, Logan
1/16/20 1:52 pm Dale Adams <dasaadams...> [cobirds] No Gyrfalcon today, Larimer
1/16/20 1:46 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Flagler CBC 1/4/20
1/16/20 11:14 am Robert Righter <rorighter...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 9:32 am Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Snowy Owls (not)
1/16/20 8:34 am Charlie Chase <charlesachase3...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 8:31 am Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 7:09 am Caleb A <calebscotta...> [cobirds] Re: Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 7:09 am 'Senglan9' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/16/20 7:09 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/16/20 6:31 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 16, 2020
1/16/20 6:08 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/15/20 7:32 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/15/20 7:00 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
1/15/20 5:41 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 15, 2020
1/14/20 6:27 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck Adams County
1/14/20 5:58 pm Robert Raker <rob.raker...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/14/20 12:17 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/14/20 9:39 am Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] White-fronted Goose in Downtown Boulder
1/14/20 7:45 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Upcoming "Nunn Guy" Field Trip: Raptor Alley
1/14/20 5:41 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 14, 2020
1/13/20 10:42 pm Robert Raker <rob.raker...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/13/20 9:58 pm Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...> [cobirds] Long-tailed duck, Windsor Lake, Weld Cty
1/13/20 3:43 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir flash freezes
1/13/20 10:39 am Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> Re: [cobirds] Gyrfalcon-Larimer-Yes!
1/13/20 10:32 am Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> [cobirds] Gyrfalcon-Larimer-Yes!
1/13/20 8:47 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Colorado CBC Results
1/13/20 6:28 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 13, 2020
1/13/20 5:38 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/12/20 10:12 pm Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> [cobirds] Pueblo day and a 4th loon to finish it up
1/12/20 11:42 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] LCC Woods on 11Jan (Prowers)
1/12/20 11:22 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Least Sandpipers in Pueblo 1/12
1/12/20 6:50 am Candice Johnson <johnsthotrnstn...> [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/11/20 11:43 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 12, 2020
1/11/20 8:51 pm Dick Filby <dickfilby...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Carbondale, Garfield County
1/11/20 2:02 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo rarities 1/11
1/11/20 1:24 pm coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Size comparisons
1/11/20 11:46 am Jay Breidt <jbreidt...> Re: [cobirds] N Goshawk: CSU ELC / Larimar
1/11/20 10:47 am Carl Starace <castarace...> [cobirds] BIRDERS TAKE NOTE: Tomorrows ALLENSPARK/WARD Boulder County Audubon Walk Now to be held at Old South St. Vrain Road, Lyons
1/11/20 10:40 am Greg Vassilopoulos <gregv12...> [cobirds] N Goshawk: CSU ELC / Larimar
1/11/20 9:03 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
1/11/20 4:07 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 11, 2020
1/10/20 5:12 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo County birds this year so far
1/10/20 4:32 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Southeastern CO birds of late
1/10/20 1:13 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Gulls at John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, CO
1/10/20 5:24 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 10, 2020
1/9/20 2:08 pm Steve Larson <stevenelarson...> [cobirds] Jumbo Res Logan/Sedgwick Counties
1/9/20 2:06 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Clarke’s Grebe & Long-tailed Duck South Platte Reservoir
1/9/20 1:47 pm 'Peter Ruprecht' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Boulder Yellow-bellied Sapsucker still present
1/9/20 4:23 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 9, 2020
1/8/20 5:12 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, CO
1/8/20 1:56 pm elena <elena...> [cobirds] Greater white fronted goose Dodd Reservoir Boulder
1/8/20 1:31 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Boulder Varied Thrush is off-limits
1/8/20 11:55 am Carl Starace <castarace...> [cobirds] Boulder County Audubon Bird Walk to Allenspark, Sunday, January 12th
1/8/20 3:39 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 8, 2020
1/7/20 7:40 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Boulder Varied Thrush - Now Off Limits
1/7/20 7:32 pm Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush, Boulder YES
1/7/20 4:30 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Sapsucker holes, Sterne Park (Arapahoe county)
1/7/20 3:58 pm Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Varied thrush, Boulder
1/7/20 3:58 pm Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Varied Thrush, Boulder YES
1/7/20 2:24 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Pygmy-Owl & Red Crossbills Douglas County
1/7/20 12:38 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery (LARIMER) - 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers still present
1/7/20 9:41 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Fwd: Rawhide Viewing Area Access
1/6/20 11:30 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
1/6/20 9:47 pm Stephen Chang <srchang92...> [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush - Boulder Cnty
1/6/20 1:00 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Varied Thrush - Boulder Cnty
1/6/20 10:42 am <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] December 2019 Birds Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond
1/6/20 8:01 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Ross's and Greater White-fronted Goose/Weld
1/5/20 11:04 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 5, 2020
1/5/20 10:53 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] N. Goshawk, Arapahoe
1/4/20 10:15 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 4, 2020
1/4/20 11:21 am Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Re: Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/4/20 10:19 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] N. Goshawk, Arapahoe
1/4/20 9:54 am Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/4/20 9:27 am birderbob <birderbob...> Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/4/20 8:50 am Peter Burke <peterburke...> Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/4/20 8:34 am Peter Burke <peterburke...> Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/4/20 8:04 am birderbob <birderbob...> [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
1/3/20 8:43 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 3, 2020
1/3/20 2:22 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Western Tanager in Pueblo Jan 2nd
1/3/20 10:35 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Hybrid goose at St. Vrain SP, Weld Co.
1/3/20 8:43 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
1/3/20 8:39 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
1/3/20 7:51 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
1/3/20 7:20 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Loveland CBC summary
1/3/20 6:19 am Caleb A <calebscotta...> [cobirds] Goose Hybrid....
1/2/20 5:09 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery on 2Jan2019
1/2/20 4:50 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Denver Urban CBC
1/2/20 2:43 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Western Tanager in Pueblo Jan 2nd
1/2/20 7:52 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 2, 2020
1/1/20 7:27 pm john haycraft <jchaycraft...> [cobirds] GYRF not seem 1/1/20 a.m.
1/1/20 5:20 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Lake Arbor (Jeffco) Brant continues
1/1/20 11:00 am David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Larimer Gyrfalcon- not this morning
1/1/20 8:23 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Banding Recaptures
1/1/20 8:04 am Greg Vassilopoulos <gregv12...> [cobirds] Brant Arbor Lake - Jefferson
1/1/20 7:48 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Lake Arbor Brant
12/31/19 6:38 pm Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] A few spots remain for our exciting 2020 Interludes with Nature field trips. Sign up today!
12/31/19 2:23 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Platte River Recovery Project?
12/31/19 12:59 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Gyr not seen 12/31 a.m.
12/31/19 12:56 pm Ken Wat <watken76...> Re: [cobirds] Say's Phoebe - Arapahoe County
12/31/19 12:49 pm Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] Gyr not seen 12/31 a.m.
12/31/19 10:09 am Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] YB Sapsuckers at Grandview
12/31/19 4:14 am 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Northern Shrike, Boulder County
12/30/19 8:09 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery on 30December2019
12/30/19 4:43 pm Max Miller <miller.max...> [cobirds] Goose hybrid at Belmar Park, Jefferson?
12/30/19 4:43 pm Caleb A <calebscotta...> [cobirds] 8 Greater White-Fronted Geese on Timnath neighboorhood lake
12/30/19 1:48 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] There is an all white juvenile Iceland Gull (not Thayer's) at South Shore Marina at Pueblo Reservoir.
12/30/19 11:37 am Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...> [cobirds] Gyr not observed - am 12/30 - Larimer
12/30/19 5:58 am <rwhill1909...> <rwhill1909...> [cobirds] Brant still present at Lake Arbor
12/29/19 9:02 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Loveland birding (Larimer)
12/29/19 4:29 pm 'Peter Ruprecht' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Northern Shrike, Boulder County
12/29/19 3:44 pm 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Aurora Res (Arapahoe) Loons
12/29/19 3:20 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Northern Shrike, Boulder County
12/29/19 11:20 am Matt Webb <matthewmichaelwebb...> Re: [cobirds] Re: New issue of Colorado Birds
12/29/19 11:18 am Bob Shade <wrshade3...> [cobirds] Re: New issue of Colorado Birds
12/28/19 5:35 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Barr Lake - Adams CO
12/28/19 5:21 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] New issue of Colorado Birds
12/28/19 2:48 pm Dick Filby <dickfilby...> [cobirds] Rusty Blackbirds+ Carbondale, Garfield Cty
12/27/19 4:15 pm Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] No Gyr 12/27 a.m.
12/27/19 3:46 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] TWO Yb Sapsucker males confirmed on 12/27/19, Grandview Cemetery, Ft Collins (Larimer)
12/27/19 3:21 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Denver Urban CBC (Jan. 1, 2020). Denver, Adams, Arap, JeffCo
12/27/19 1:36 pm Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...> [cobirds] Brandt - Lake Arbor
12/27/19 12:25 pm Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Brant still at Lake Arbor, Jefferson 11am
12/27/19 9:58 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts this weekend & after
12/27/19 9:04 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Nunn CBC Results and Rescheduling Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
12/26/19 10:13 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 27, 2019
12/26/19 11:14 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Brant at Lake Arbor at noon, JeffCo
12/26/19 10:20 am Alan Bell <alan.bell...> [cobirds] Gyrfalcon, Ft Collins
12/25/19 9:48 am Pat Hayward <pandion2006...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Snowy Owl, N Sterling, Logan
12/25/19 8:12 am Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> [cobirds] Re: Snowy Owl, N Sterling, Logan
 
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Date: 1/24/20 8:02 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
Hi all

Similar to what Eric shared below, "Patch Birding." My "patch" is usually
Pawnee National Grassland (and south to Greeley-area) for the most part.

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

On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3:13:40 PM UTC-7, Joe Roller wrote:
>
> The whole idea is to get the biggest bang for your buck!
> So I'll propose a formula to minimize the miles driven (and the exhaust
> pipe pollution) to see a bird.
>
> The Formula:
> miles driven per birder divided by species seen
>
> leads to
> drive alone to Bonny and see 50 species and drive back = 300 miles divided
> by 50 species = *6.0 - a high number - not good*
> But make the same trip with 4 birders in a car : 300 miles driven divided
> by 50 species, DIVIDED by 4 birders, so *a score of 1.5 per birder - much
> better.*
>
> *The idea is to have the lowest number, *so driving 2 miles alone to see
> 50 species would be 2/50 = .04 a low number -very good
>
> Seeing 10 species at a feeder, zero miles, would be ZERO miles, zero
> pollution, which is the lowest score possible.
>
> A Big Year in Denver County by bicycle:
> zero miles of tailpipe pollution for 150 species. Again ZERO
>
> Or do what I do - take a nap. Zero miles, zero birds. Wow! ZERO.
>
> The main point is to get a buddy or three to join you for longer trips.
>
> "Let's Go Birding!"
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
>

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Date: 1/24/20 5:31 am
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
On a related note, the below excerpt is from another mail group i belong to
for a different state where a similar discussion was occurring.

Eric Storms
Castle Rock

“ Late last year, after learning about the 5-mile radius (5MR -
http://www.iusedtohatebirds.com/p/vancouver-5mr.html ) approach to birding,
I encouraged many birders to try it out, and several did. (Missed out? It’s
not too late! Draw your circle with this tool:
https://www.mapdevelopers.com/draw-circle-tool.php ) This has been a very
successful style of birding for a lot of people, a new way for folks with
limited time or money to stay active and engaged, and a number of new local
hotspots have been found. Many folks have told me it has rejuvenated their
interest in birding! The main point of this challenge was (and is) to
encourage exploring the local nooks and crannies around your neighborhood.
(I, for one, largely ignored Point Loma this fall as it fell outside my
circle.) Not all circles are equal, and the competition was really just
intended to be with yourself – how many can you find, regardless of what
others (in perhaps better locations) are finding? Where to get shorebirds
if you’re land-locked? Checking that golf course pond repeatedly in hopes
of a snipe or Spotted Sandpiper. Scouring small parks or residential
streets for a rare warbler or vireo versus visiting the same famous
hotspots every day. And so on. Exploration and discovery is major part of
learning the status and distribution of birds in your neighborhood, your
county, or your state. What is expected and not expected, when and where.
Let’s do it again next year. It need not be a year listing approach, but
simply adding to your cumulative patch total. Or – just throw the list out
the window and bird with a sense of discovery and contribute to the
ever-changing status and distribution of our local or state species. Yes,
one is allowed to travel outside your circle, and visit famous sites, and
chase rare birds, but I encourage you to spend more of your time exploring
under-visited areas of the county or state..”


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 8:12 PM Caleb A <calebscotta...> wrote:

> I don't have a driver's license yet, so 90% of my checklists receive the
> score of 0....walking is a clean mode of transportation, but gee it takes a
> while to get places... -___-
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Date: 1/24/20 5:12 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 24, 32020
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Joe Roller. <jroller9...>

303 204-0828


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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, Mesa, Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Dunlin (Pueblo)

Franklin’s Gull (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, *Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Red-naped Sapsucker (Garfield)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Rusty Blackbird (El Paso)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Pueblo)

Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 19 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir; first
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. There is a $10 entrance fee.


BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 an adult Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh
Lake; first reported there by David Waltman on the 18th.


DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:

—On Jan 22 the White-winged Scoter reported from the Jefferson side of
Chatfield SP was also seen on the Douglas County side, as was the
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.


EL PASO:

—On Jan 22 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Birdsall Rd by Glenn Walbek.


GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Red-naped Sapsucker was reported at Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby. This is the second eBird winter record for
Garfield.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 23 a (juv) YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported from Chatfield
SP—Northern Boat Ramp; first reported by Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 23 a Pacific Loon was reported from Chatfield SP—N Boat Ramp; first
reported by Tom H.

—On Jan 22 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; first reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.

—On Jan 21 a White-winged Scoter was reported from Chatfield—N Boat Ramp by
James McCall. Present off and on this winter.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull circled high above the
Larimer landfill, Nick Komar reported; it may have headed towards
Horsetooth Reservoir.

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Glaucous Gull was reported from Lake Loveland by
Joshua Smith.

—On Jan 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult
was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave
Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8 just south of
the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60 yards w of
ditch). Immature is often in a Linden just north of the flag cluster at the
entrance.

—On Jan 17 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post updates to
COBirds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 19 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir;
first reported by Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Probably the same
swans reported by Steve Larson on the 8th at Red Lion SWA.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a Trumpeter Swan was reported from Horsethief Canyon SWA by
David Price.

—On Jan 22 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Highline Lake State Park;
first reported by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 23 the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 22 a Western Tanager was reported at Pueblo West Gravel Pit by
Amanda Spears, who first reported it at Valco Ponds on Jan 21.

—On Jan 22 a Palm Warbler was reported just west of the Valco Ponds parking
lot. First reported by Mark Yaeger on Jan 18.

—On Jan 22 a very early Franklin’s Gull in breeding plumage was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir off N Picnic Rd by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 21 a Common Yellowthroat was reported from Valco Ponds SWA by
Amanda Spears.

—On Jan 20 (2) Dunlin were reported at Pueblo Reservoir—South Marina; first
reported Dec 19 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 20 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir; first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov 28, 2019.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by David Dowell on Jan 16th.



__________________________________________________



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)


*Stearns Lake*

Sunday, January 26

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Laura Steadman (Email: <lauramsteadman...> or Phone 843 319-5086)


*South Platte Park*

Monday, January 27

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)


*South Platte Park*

Tuesday, January 28

2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)




Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

<jroller9...>

303 204-0828

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Date: 1/23/20 7:12 pm
From: Caleb A <calebscotta...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
I don't have a driver's license yet, so 90% of my checklists receive the
score of 0....walking is a clean mode of transportation, but gee it takes a
while to get places... -___-
~Caleb A

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Date: 1/23/20 7:12 pm
From: Mary Geder <mfg5000...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant at Lake Arbor
As of 3:45 this afternoon the Brant continues at Lake Arbor, Jefferson Co.

Mary Geder
Jefferson Co

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/23/20 5:51 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Windsor Lake on 23Jan2020 (Weld)
Went out to Windsor Lake today to try and find a White-fronted Goose and to see what else might be around. The ornithology class from Front Range CC is scheduled to visit this water body soon, so I was sort of scouting, also.

Did NOT see a White-fronted Goose among the several hundred white-cheeked geese. Looked at a few thousand mergansers, all Common. Looked at hundreds of goldeneyes, all Common. About a dozen Northern Pintails, a few American Wigeon, lots of Mallards, 3 Ruddy Ducks. In the way of unusuals, I did see the continuing Long-tailed Duck and a continuing adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Better than the list, though, was the bird response to the big attraction of this lake, gizzard shad. What a resource schools of this little fish are along the Front Range and out onto the eastern plains of CO! No doubt they are important regionally (nationally?) but my experience is limited in that regard. I know CDPW and many CSU fisheries folks consider this introduction a "trash" species over much of CO (aquatic Russian-olives, if you will), but they sure do provide a ton (probably many tons) of nutrition to waterbirds in all months. They would seem to be especially important where open water exists (and after frozen lakes/reservoirs thaw) in late autumn thru early spring. Species for sure getting them today were 3 species of gulls (Herring and mostly Ring-billed (see photo) in addition to the LBb Gull mentioned) and thousands of Common Mergansers. I would guess the lone Pied-billed Grebe favored them, too. Not sure about the Common Goldeneyes and Long-tailed Duck, which prefer crayfish, bivalves like clams, and snails. Hard to imagine they would pass them up, however.

[cid:ec5121a7-1522-40e1-bbb3-76f9cbfb0a5a]

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 1/23/20 5:23 pm
From: macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
Yes, thanks Hugh, and Joe too--

Definitely something to consider among globe- or even state-trotting rarity chasers and devoted birders, the irony of which I've often thought about!

Joe: "The main point is to get a buddy or three to join you for longer trips." And/or drive an electric vehicle (does that get a zero, or some decimal <1?) or at least a hybrid (a much more difficult calculation that). Or you plant a tree for every whole number in your Joe-score.

Marty Wolf,NW CO Spgs


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To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Subject: [cobirds] I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.

The whole idea is to get the biggest bang for your buck!So I'll propose a formula to minimize the miles driven (and the exhaust pipe pollution) to see a bird.
The Formula:miles driven per birder divided by species seen 
leads to drive alone to Bonny and see 50 species and drive back = 300 miles divided by 50 species = 6.0 - a high number - not goodBut make the same trip with 4 birders in a car : 300 miles driven divided by 50 species, DIVIDED by 4 birders, so a score of 1.5 per birder - much better.
The idea is to have the lowest number, so driving 2 miles alone to see 50 species would be 2/50 = .04  a low number -very good
Seeing 10 species at a feeder, zero miles, would be ZERO miles, zero pollution, which is the lowest score possible.
A Big Year in Denver County by bicycle:zero miles of tailpipe pollution for 150 species.   Again ZERO
Or do what I do - take a nap. Zero miles, zero birds. Wow! ZERO.
The main point is to get a buddy or three to join you for longer trips.
 "Let's Go Birding!"
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Date: 1/23/20 2:13 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] I like Hugh Kingery's idea of an "anti-pollution" formula.
The whole idea is to get the biggest bang for your buck!
So I'll propose a formula to minimize the miles driven (and the exhaust
pipe pollution) to see a bird.

The Formula:
miles driven per birder divided by species seen

leads to
drive alone to Bonny and see 50 species and drive back = 300 miles divided
by 50 species = *6.0 - a high number - not good*
But make the same trip with 4 birders in a car : 300 miles driven divided
by 50 species, DIVIDED by 4 birders, so *a score of 1.5 per birder - much
better.*

*The idea is to have the lowest number, *so driving 2 miles alone to see 50
species would be 2/50 = .04 a low number -very good

Seeing 10 species at a feeder, zero miles, would be ZERO miles, zero
pollution, which is the lowest score possible.

A Big Year in Denver County by bicycle:
zero miles of tailpipe pollution for 150 species. Again ZERO

Or do what I do - take a nap. Zero miles, zero birds. Wow! ZERO.

The main point is to get a buddy or three to join you for longer trips.

"Let's Go Birding!"

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 1/23/20 1:26 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Front Range air pollution
The two weekend Denver Post issues had long articles about Colorado air pollution. Saturday's concentrated on how much we Coloradans drive and how that adds to air pollution. As birders, we value the environment and I think we need to support some positive actions to abate climate change.

Birders like lists; I had one idea: start an Air Quality List: divide the number of species seen by miles traveled.
    A trip to Bonny Res.: 300-mile round trip and 50 species seen results in 0.17 species/mile.
    Same trip, two people in the same car: 0.33 species/mile.
    Same trip with a stop at Flagler and another 25 species: 0.25 or one person or 0.5 for two.
A drive to Chatfield, 50 miles & 50 species, comes to 1.00 species/mile; Two people in same car, 2.00/mile.

Feeder counts would pose a problem for this QL List: our Goshawk Friday and its attendant (or really, non-attendant) dickey birds rates 10 species / no miles. 10.0 perhaps? Limit to 10 species at a feeder?
Obviously if we initiate something like this the protocol needs vetting by a bunch of hotshots.

Hugh Kingery

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Date: 1/23/20 12:57 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] Carolina Wren
I was looking for this bird off of Vine in Centennial in an easement area. I was approached by very friendly homeowners who said they wondered what all the big camera & Binos were doing behind their house, as they worried about crime. I showed them a picture of the bird to smooth things over and spoke about it.

Homeowners said the easement is private property, even tho there was nothing posted. They said the fella with the gate at the end of the easement owns the space. I told them I would spread the word & sorry to disturb.

Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 1/23/20 4:36 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Joe Roller. <jroller9...>

303 204-0828


—————————————————


Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, *Mesa, Weld)

Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas, *Jefferson)

Dunlin (Pueblo)

Franklin’s Gull (*Pueblo)

California Gull (Denver)

Glaucous Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Boulder, Larimer, *Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)

Red-Naped Sapsucker (Garfield)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Rusty Blackbird (*El Paso)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 19 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir; first
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. There is a $10 entrance fee.


BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 an adult Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh
Lake; first reported there by David Waltman on the 18th.


DENVER COUNTY:

On Jan 21 two California Gulls were reported at Sloan’s Lake Park by
Mackenzie Goldthwaite.


DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:

—On Jan 22 the White-winged Scoter reported from the Jefferson side of
Chatfield SP was also seen on the Douglas County side, as was the
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.


EL PASO:

—On Jan 22 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Birdsall Rd by Glenn Walbek.


GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Red-naped Sapsucker was reported at Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby. This is the second eBird winter record for
Garfield.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a (juv) YELLOW-BILLED LOON and a Pacific Loon were reported from
Chatfield SP—Northern Boat Ramp; first reported by Gregg Goodrich and Tom
H.

—On Jan 22 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; first reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.

—On Jan 21 a White-winged Scoter was reported from Chatfield—N Boat Ramp by
James McCall. Present off and on this winter.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull circled high above the
Larimer landfill, Nick Komar reported; it may have headed towards
Horsetooth Reservoir.

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Glaucous Gull was reported from Lake Loveland by
Joshua Smith.

—On Jan 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult
was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave
Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8 just south of
the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60 yards w of
ditch). Immature is often in a Linden just north of the flag cluster at the
entrance.

—On Jan 17 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post updates to
COBirds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 19 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir;
first reported by Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Probably the same
swans reported by Steve Larson on the 8th at Red Lion SWA.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a Trumpeter Swan was reported from Horsethief Canyon SWA by
David Price.

—On Jan 22 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Highline Lake State Park;
first reported by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 22 a Western Tanager was reported at Pueblo West Gravel Pit by
Amanda Spears, who first reported it at Valco Ponds on Jan 21.

—On Jan 22 a Palm Warbler was reported just west of the Valco Ponds parking
lot. First reported by Mark Yaeger on Jan 18.

—On Jan 22 a very early Franklin’s Gull in breeding plumage was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir off N Picnic Rd by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 21 a Common Yellowthroat was reported from Valco Ponds SWA by
Amanda Spears.

—On Jan 20 the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 20 (2) Dunlin were reported at Pueblo Reservoir—South Marina; first
reported Dec 19 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 20 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir; first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov 28, 2019.

—On Jan 18 a Trumpeter Swan was reported by Mark Yaeger at the Sailboat
Launch on Pueblo Reservoir.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by David Dowell on Jan 16th.

—On Jan 17 a Tundra Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by Kelly Ormesher on Jan 15th.


__________________________________________________



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)


*Stearns Lake*

Sunday, January 26

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Laura Steadman (Email: <lauramsteadman...> or Phone 843 319-5086)


*South Platte Park*

Monday, January 27

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)


*South Platte Park*

Tuesday, January 28

2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)




Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

<jroller9...>

303 204-0828

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Date: 1/22/20 4:11 pm
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chatfield Loons
Between 4:00 and 4:45 today at Chatfield Reservoir I was fortunate to see a Common, a Pacific, and a juv Yellow-billed Loon. Never expected that to happen, maybe ever. But when we feed off of other’s reported sightings, it increases our opportunities. Thanks all for keeping COBirds going.

I’m not a county lister, so I’ll just say they were in...the water, in fact covering a lot of it. Viewed from the north boat ramp.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

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Date: 1/22/20 5:33 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Joe Roller. <jroller9...>

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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, Mesa, Weld)

Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas, *Jefferson)

Dunlin (Pueblo)

Franklin’s Gull (Pueblo)

California Gull (*Denver)

Glaucous Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, Boulder, Larimer, Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)

Red-Naped Sapsucker (Garfield)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Common Yellowthroat (*Pueblo)

Palm Warbler (Pueblo)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 19 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir; first
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. There is a $10 entrance fee.


BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 an adult Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh
Lake; first reported there by David Waltman on the 18th.


DENVER COUNTY:

On Jan 21 two California Gulls were reported at Sloan’s Lake Park by
Mackenzie Goldthwaite.


DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:

—On Jan 21 the White-winged Scoter reported from the Jefferson side of
Chatfield SP was also seen on the Douglas County side, as was the
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.


GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Red-naped Sapsucker was reported at Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby. This is the second eBird winter record for
Garfield.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 21 a (juv) YELLOW-BILLED LOON and a Pacific Loon were reported from
Chatfield SP—Northern Boat Ramp - the former by Gregg Goodrich on a DFO
field trip and the latter by Tom H.

—On Jan 21 a White-winged Scoter was reported from Chatfield—N Boat Ramp by
James McCall. Present off and on this winter.

—On Jan 21 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; first reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull circled high above the
Larimer landfill, Nick Komar reported; it may have headed towards
Horsetooth Reservoir.

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Glaucous Gull was reported from Lake Loveland by
Joshua Smith.

—On Jan 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult
was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave
Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8 just south of
the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60 yards w of
ditch). Immature is often in a Linden just north of the flag cluster at the
entrance.

—On Jan 17 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post updates to
COBirds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 19 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir;
first reported by Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Probably the same
swans reported by Steve Larson on the 8th at Red Lion SWA.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Highline Lake State Park;
first reported by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 21 a Common Yellowthroat and a Western Tanager were reported from
Valco Ponds SWA by Amanda Spears.

—On Jan 20 a very early Franklin’s Gull in breeding plumage was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir off N Picnic Rd by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 20 the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 20 (2) Dunlin were reported at Pueblo Reservoir—South Marina; first
reported Dec 19 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 20 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir; first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov 28, 2019.

—On Jan 20 a Palm Warbler was reported just west of the Valco Ponds parking
lot. First reported by Mark Yaeger on Jan 18.

—On Jan 18 a Trumpeter Swan was reported by Mark Yaeger at the Sailboat
Launch on Pueblo Reservoir.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by David Dowell on Jan 16th.

—On Jan 17 a Tundra Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by Kelly Ormesher on Jan 15th.


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*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)


*Stearns Lake*

Sunday, January 26

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Laura Steadman (Email: <lauramsteadman...> or Phone 843 319-5086)


*South Platte Park*

Monday, January 27

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)


*South Platte Park*

Tuesday, January 28

2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)




Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

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303 204-0828

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Date: 1/22/20 3:50 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Van Truan 405 Pueblo County list
Let me try to top that for Van. Monday I was really pleased to find a Nelson’s Sparrow at Ft. De Soto in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. So I checked out the other records for NESP in Pinellas on eBird. First one?
182 Nelson's Sparrow 1 4 Jan 1973 Van Truan

Now this is a county with a county list of 424 going all the way back to an 1880 record for Brown-headed Nuthatch followed by:
422 Kentucky Warbler X 6 Apr 1886 Frank Chapman Data
Gee, I wonder what eBird app Frank Chapman used? Well, I’m not done with Van, right before Nelson’s Sparrow is this—

183 Northern Pintail 1 3 Jan 1973 Van Truan
Two first county records for Van in Pinellas County, FL.
Bill Kaempfer
Safety Harbor, FL

From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of Robert Righter
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:22 PM
To: cobirds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Van Truan 405 Pueblo County list

Hi:

That's an amazing, county record for Colorado, an inland state, rivaling some of those west coast county records.

Cheers,

Bob Righter
Denver CO
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Date: 1/21/20 10:40 am
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lake Arbor Brant, Jefferson
Still enjoying surroundings, swimming on east side of pack at 11:00 a.m.
today, along with hundreds of shovelers and a few Common Mergansers.

Larry Modesitt
Arvada, CO

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Date: 1/21/20 10:22 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Van Truan 405 Pueblo County list
Hi:

That's an amazing, county record for Colorado, an inland state, rivaling some of those west coast county records.

Cheers,

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 1/21/20 8:07 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Raptor Alley Trip Results and Other/Weld
Hi all,

Raptor Alley trip photos:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/view/132/raptor-alley-trip-results-1-18-20

More will be added by other folks next day or so.

Thanks

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

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:15:24 AM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:


Hi all
>
> Fantastic weather. Great people. And a fabulous "raptor show" for all.
> Saturday, I led a large group on the "frozen tundra" of Nunn. We saw 52
> raptors and our only miss was Northern Harrier. There were moments of pure
> wonder as we watched pairs of Merlin (rare to see, roosting next to each
> other), Golden Eagle (atop steel power lines), and multiple pairs of Bald
> Eagle (various towers/poles). Photos later this morning. Raptors seen:
>
> - Red-tailed Hawk - 14
> - Golden Eagle - 5
> - Ferruginous Hawk - 6
> - Prairie Falcon - 3
> - Bald Eagle - 11 (record #)
> - Merlin - 2
> - American Kestrel - 10
> - Rough-legged Hawk - 1
>
> Sunday and Monday ... Windsor and Woods Lake continue to teem with birds.
> Windsor had the Long-tailed Duck (Sun.) and Greater White-fronted Goose
> (Mon.) while Woods Lake had Snow Goose (Mon.)
>
> Thanks
> Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
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Date: 1/21/20 7:15 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Raptor Alley Trip Results and Other/Weld
Hi all

Fantastic weather. Great people. And a fabulous "raptor show" for all.
Saturday, I led a large group on the "frozen tundra" of Nunn. We saw 52
raptors and our only miss was Northern Harrier. There were moments of pure
wonder as we watched pairs of Merlin (rare to see, roosting next to each
other), Golden Eagle (atop steel power lines), and multiple pairs of Bald
Eagle (various towers/poles). Photos later this morning. Raptors seen:

- Red-tailed Hawk - 14
- Golden Eagle - 5
- Ferruginous Hawk - 6
- Prairie Falcon - 3
- Bald Eagle - 11 (record #)
- Merlin - 2
- American Kestrel - 10
- Rough-legged Hawk - 1

Sunday and Monday ... Windsor and Woods Lake continue to teem with birds.
Windsor had the Long-tailed Duck (Sun.) and Greater White-fronted Goose
(Mon.) while Woods Lake had Snow Goose (Mon.)

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

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Date: 1/21/20 5:20 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020.
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Joe Roller. <jroller9...>

303 204-0828


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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, *Mesa, *Weld)

Tundra Swan (Weld)

Dunlin (*Pueblo)

Franklin’s Gull (*Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (*Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Bent, *Boulder, *Larimer, *Pueblo)

*Have this many been reported in the state previously on the same day?*

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)

Red-Naped Sapsucker (*Garfield)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 19 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir; first
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. There is a $10 entrance fee.


BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 an adult Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh
Lake; first reported there by David Waltman on the 18th.


GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Red-naped Sapsucker was reported at Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby. This is the second eBird winter record for
Garfield.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a (juv) YELLOW-BILLED LOON and a Pacific Loon were reported from
Chatfield SP—Northern Boat Ramp - the former by Gregg Goodrich on a DFO
field trip and the latter by Tom H.

—On Jan 19 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; first reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull circled high above the
Larimer landfill, Nick Komar reported; it may be headed towards Horsetooth
Reservoir.

—On Jan 20 a (first cycle) Glaucous Gull was reported from Lake Loveland by
Joshua Smith.

—On Jan 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Grandview Cemetery in
Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult
was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave
Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8 just south of
the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60 yards w of
ditch). Immature is near entrance on a linden tree.

—On Jan 17 a GYRFALCON was seen near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp. *Please post updates to
COBirds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 19 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir;
first reported by Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Probably the same
swans reported by Steve Larson on the 8th at Red Lion SWA.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 (2) Trumpeter Swans were reported at Highline Lake State Park;
first reported by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a very early Franklin’s Gull in breeding plumage was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir off N Picnic Rd by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 20 the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 20 (2) Dunlin were reported at Pueblo Reservoir—South Marina; first
reported Dec 19 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 20 a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir; first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov 28, 2019.

—On Jan 20 a Palm Warbler was reported just west of the Valco Ponds parking
lot. First reported by Mark Yaeger on Jan 18.

—On Jan 18 a Trumpeter Swan was reported by Mark Yaeger at the Sailboat
Launch on Pueblo Reservoir.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 20 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by David Dowell on Jan 16th.

—On Jan 17 a Tundra Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park; first
reported by Kelly Ormesher on Jan 15th.


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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)


*Stearns Lake*

Sunday, January 26

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Laura Steadman (Email: <lauramsteadman...> or Phone 843 319-5086)


*South Platte Park*

Monday, January 27

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

David Suddjian (<dsuddjian...> or Phone 831-713-8659)




Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver

<jroller9...>

303 204-0828

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Date: 1/20/20 6:20 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo birds 1/20
It was a pretty birdy last three days in Pueblo County. Today's
highlights of what I saw with other birders: Golden-crowned Sparrow,
Yellow Palm Warbler, Red-throated, Pacific, 3 Common Loons, Red-necked
Grebe, Great Black-backed, 3 or more Lesser Black-backed, a few
Iceland (Thayer's) Gulls, a newly arrived Franklin's Gull, Long-tailed
Duck, Black Phoebe. A pretty good day. Other people saw one to two
Dunlins, two White-throated Sparrows, Lincoln's Sparrow. Not sure
what else people saw.

Congrats to Van Truan for seeing his 405th Pueblo County bird species
this morning, the Golden-crowned Sparrow, I helped him find it.

I won't be birding in Pueblo County for the next week, so there will
likely be new and exciting things found by other people.

Good birding,

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/20/20 6:02 pm
From: Robert Canter <rlcanter50...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
Hi Eric
Thanks for the information.
Bob Canter

On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:49:10 AM UTC-7, Eric Dinkel wrote:
>
> I think cackling with ross given it’s small size.
> A blue morph ross looks like it would have a hood and much darker body
> with extensive white markings on wings I think.
> I searched ross/cackling hybrid on ebird and it looks very similar to the
> bird at the park.
> Still a very rare bird and cool to see!
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Date: 1/20/20 4:49 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Franklin's Gull at Pueblo Reservoir 1/20
For the 2nd winter in a row, Franklin's Gull has shown up at Pueblo
Reservoir in mid/late January. An adult in breeding plumage off North
Picnic Road this afternoon.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/20/20 4:04 pm
From: Dick Filby <dickfilby...>
Subject: [cobirds] Barrow's Goldeneyes and other Carbondale area birds (mainly Garfield County)
Hi folks

A summary of the highlights of the past week, all Garfield County except where noted.

Red-naped Sapsucker – Centennial Park – Carbondale. (Sub-adult male?) This bird has taken up residence in the “Yellow-bellied Sapsucker tree”. I have great photos of both birds. Have not seen the Yellow-bellied on any recent visits, whereas the Red-naped is seemingly there “continuously throughout the warmer hours of the day” this week, up to and including today.

Barrow’s Goldeneye – 115 (+-5) private ponds, Coryell Ranch – Wed 15th at 5.30pm; 1 fem Tucker’s private pond 19th; upto 15 Roaring Fork River, just downstream of Catherine Store Rd bridge most days

Rough-legged Hawk – males all – 1 Carbondale Nature Park daily, a different bird Carbondale Blue Heron Lane Jan 20, a presumed 3rd bird CR103, c2miles N.of Hwy82, Jan19.

Merlin – Jan 17 on the power poles on hillside just north of Blue Lake, El Jebel, Eagle County

Prairie Falcon 1 as Merlin, Jan 18th, 1 most days Carbondale Nature Park

Northern Harrier – 2+ Carbondale Nature Park

Golden Eagles 2-3 – all of them mature adults – Missouri Heights/Coulter Creek area (Eagle/Garfield Counties)

Bald Eagle 2+ seem to be fewer and fewer in recent winters, despite the river having not much ice

American Dipper – all along the Roaring Fork, not singing yet, even on ‘warm’ afternoons

Wilson’s Snipe – several locations, Eagle and Garfield Counties – seemingly commoner when there is less ice, like this winter

Pinyon Jay – up to 50, occasional in our backyard

Lesser Goldfinch – up to 6 in our backyard

Rosy-Finches – Snowmass Ski area, Pitkin County, at the on-hill Bird Feeders – up to 50, all Browncaps and Gray-crowned

No sign of the 4+ Rusty Blackbirds in Carbondale Nature Park since Christmas

Good birding all

Best regards

Dick Filby
Carbondale, Garfield County

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Date: 1/20/20 3:57 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-billed Loon and Common Loon - Chatfield
On our DFO trip today we had a Yellow-billed Loon and a Common Loon from
the North Boat Ramp at Chatfield. Also a Dipper under the 470 bridge to
Chatfield. And an American Pipit on the sand bar just into Chatfield after
going under the bridge. Got a few distant digiscope photos of the loons on
the list below.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63608589

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/20/20 1:57 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir, Bent County
Birders,

Today, there were two Greater Yellowlegs in the catchment basin below
the dam just south of the Hasty Campground. They undoubtedly are
wintering farther downstream on private property, but this is the first
time in almost two months that they have been seen on public property.

Two Long-tailed Ducks were seen together from a point between the two
north shore boat ramps just west of the dam.  As both appear to be
females / immatures, I think there are at least three Long-tailed Ducks
on the reservoir. It may take time or luck to find them, since there are
nearly quintuple-figures of Common Mergansers currently on the
reservoir, extending in loose groups all the way from the dam to the
west edge of the reservoir.

A previously-reported adult Great Black-backed Gull loafed today with a
few Herring Gulls on the ice shelf in the bay just north of Clayton
Point, about 4 miles west of the dam on the north side of the reservoir.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 1/20/20 1:52 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull, Larimer County
A (the?) first cycle Great Black-backed Gull is currently circling high above the Larimer landfill. Maybe headed towards Horsetooth Reservoir.

Nick Komar, Jay Breidt, Joe Kipper
Fort Collins.



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Date: 1/20/20 12:56 pm
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County
Hallelujah! Big Johnson will continue to be filled through March 15th this
year. By then it should be ~5x higher than it is today. The water is coming
in near the dam, and that is where most of the waterfowl is. You'll need a
scope to get a decent view.
Fountain Mutual Irrigation is still dredging the northernmost area, and
will continue to fill the reservoir over the next few years.

Linda

*Linda Hodges*

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On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:31 AM Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> wrote:

> They are finally putting some water back in. I don't know how much they
> will fill it this winter. There were lots of birds seemingly enjoying the
> water's return today including a Pintail.
>
> Diana Beatty
> El Paso
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Date: 1/20/20 10:49 am
From: Eric Dinkel <endinkel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
I think cackling with ross given it’s small size.
A blue morph ross looks like it would have a hood and much darker body with extensive white markings on wings I think.
I searched ross/cackling hybrid on ebird and it looks very similar to the bird at the park.
Still a very rare bird and cool to see!

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Date: 1/20/20 10:31 am
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: [cobirds] Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County
They are finally putting some water back in. I don't know how much they
will fill it this winter. There were lots of birds seemingly enjoying the
water's return today including a Pintail.

Diana Beatty
El Paso

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Date: 1/20/20 9:52 am
From: Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Ducks, West Dahlia Pond Adams Co.
Hi all,

There are now 2 long-tailed ducks at the ebird hotspot for the 88th and
west Dahlia pond. Both are in the northernmost patch of open water near
the building.

Doug Faulkner
Arvada, CO

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Date: 1/20/20 9:24 am
From: Marcia Canter <bomaanka...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
Hi Cobirders
I say this goose again today on the grass at Rocky Mt.Lake Park, Denver. To
ID it as a hybrid, a hybrid of what?
Thank you, Bob Canter, Denver

On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:38:40 PM UTC-7, Robert Canter wrote:
>
> Hi Cobirders
> I saw a dark phase Ross' Goose at Rocky Mountain Lake Park this afternoon.
> No grinning marks.It was on the south side, near the shore, with many
> Cackling and Canada geese. This is Denver County.
> Thank you, Bob Canter, Denver
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Date: 1/20/20 8:43 am
From: Eric Dinkel <endinkel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today


[image: rosscackling hybrid2.jpeg]

[image: rosscackling hybrid1.jpeg]


On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:49:34 AM UTC-7, Eric Dinkel wrote:
>
> Was just out this am looking for the Ross’s. Didn’t see it, but did see a
> hybrid. I’ll post pictures soon.
> IMG_5231.jpeg

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Date: 1/20/20 6:49 am
From: Eric Dinkel <endinkel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
Was just out this am looking for the Ross’s. Didn’t see it, but did see a hybrid. I’ll post pictures soon.
IMG_5231.jpeg

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Date: 1/20/20 5:45 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 20, 2020
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, *Mesa, Weld)
Tundra Swan (Weld)
Dunlin (*Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Boulder, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer)
GYRFALCON (Larimer)
Palm Warbler (*Pueblo)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh Lake by
David Waltman on the 18th.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in
Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were
reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on
Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8
just south of the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60
yards w of ditch). Immature is near entrance on linden tree.

—On Jan 17, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 19, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Highline Lake State Park
by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 19, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 19, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 19, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 19, a Palm Warbler was reported by Mark Yaeger on the 19th just
west of the Valco Ponds parking lot.

—On Jan 18, a Trumpeter Swan was report by Mark Yaeger on the 18th.
Currently being seen at the Sailboat Launch on Pueblo Reservoir as of the
18th.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park by David
Dowell on the 16th. David has good photos and descriptions on his eBird
list.

—On Jan 17, a Tundra Swan were reported at St. Vrain State Park by Kelly
Ormesher on the 15th.


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Date: 1/19/20 8:43 pm
From: kevygudguy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cedar Waxwings in west Centennial - Arapahoe County
Hello Fellow Birders,
   While idling at the intersection of University & Dry Creek I spied a flock of ~ 15 Cedar Waxwings in the only ghost of a tree at the southeast corner of the intersection.  They flew off toward the northeast, perhaps heading toward my little townhouse yard?
Keep Smilin',Kevin
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Date: 1/19/20 8:38 pm
From: Robert Canter <rlcanter50...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ross' Goose at Rocky Mt. Lake Park, Denver today
Hi Cobirders
I saw a dark phase Ross' Goose at Rocky Mountain Lake Park this afternoon.
No grinning marks.It was on the south side, near the shore, with many
Cackling and Canada geese. This is Denver County.
Thank you, Bob Canter, Denver

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Date: 1/19/20 11:41 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow Palm Warbler in Pueblo
Mark Yaeger found a Yellow type Palm Warbler west of Valco Ponds parking
lot this morning. Chris Knight and I were just now able to find it, with
Black-capped Chickadees and other birds. I got photos.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/19/20 11:02 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull continues at McIntosh
Seen from south shore but probably better viewed from east.
Chuck Hundertmark

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Date: 1/19/20 9:05 am
From: Christian Nunes <pajaroboy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Great Black-backed Gull- McIntosh Lake, Boulder Co.
A 1st winter Great Black-backed Gull was found at McIntosh Lake yesterday and continues this morning. It’s spending its time with the large merganser flock.

Christian Nunes
Boulder

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Date: 1/19/20 6:13 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 19, 2020
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


—————————————————

Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, *Mesa, Weld)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)
Dunlin (*Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Boulder, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Larimer, Otero)
GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)


ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.


BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at Macintosh Lake by
David Waltman on the 18th.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in
Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were
reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on
Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8
just south of the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60
yards w of ditch). Immature is near entrance on linden tree.

—On Jan 17, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 18, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Highline Lake State Park
by Brian Tarbox on the 18th.

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 18, a Trumpeter Swan was report by Mark Yaeger on the 18th.
Currently being seen at the Sailboat Launch on Pueblo Reservoir as of the
18th.

—On Jan 18, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 18, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 18, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 16, Dunlins (2) were reported at Valco Ponds State Park by Chris
Brobin on the 16th.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first reported
Nov. 8, 2019 by David Tonnessen.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Nov. 14, 2019 by David Tonnessen.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park by David
Dowell on the 16th. David has good photos and descriptions on his eBird
list.

—On Jan 17, a Tundra Swan were reported at St. Vrain State Park by Kelly
Ormesher on the 15th.


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Date: 1/18/20 6:31 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: *** SPAM 10: [cobirds] Upcoming bird law conservation webinar from Audubon Rockies
Scott, did you know that the scam popup appears after we have completed the
survey, with the new standard offer of things for "free," but with "just
pay shipping?"

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Even more important with the weakening of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act:


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Date: 1/18/20 5:54 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
When one is not sure where a birding location is located, there are two
good resources.
Go to Colorado County birding website https://coloradocountybirding.org
Click on "Birding Locations" then "Search for a locations"
Luna Res is there.

Or maybe even easier, on eBird go to "Explore Hotspots"
Fill in the bubble with the first few letters, eg, "Luna Re" and you get
a map and a list of all birds seen there in the past, recent trips there,
etc.

LUNA Reservoir is not an official name, but a Cool nickname, so if you
search on Google, you won't
find the Luna Res in Weld County, but rather you are directed to a nice
reservoir in Spain, farther east.

Joe Roller, Denver



On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 5:42 PM Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> wrote:

> Well that's exciting! I was actually on my way home and took a little
> detour down that road, just to see if there were any exciting birds!
>
> On Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 5:39 PM William H Kaempfer <
> <William.Kaempfer...> wrote:
>
>> And, Susan, thank you, Long-tailed Duck should end up as species number
>> 126 at LUNA.
>>
>> Bill Kaempfer
>> Safety Harbor, FL
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of
>> Susan Rosine
>> Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:37 PM
>> To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
>>
>> https://ebird.org/checklist/S63523698
>> My checklist should let you click on the map.
>> Susan Rosine
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Date: 1/18/20 4:42 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
Well that's exciting! I was actually on my way home and took a little
detour down that road, just to see if there were any exciting birds!

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 5:39 PM William H Kaempfer <
<William.Kaempfer...> wrote:

> And, Susan, thank you, Long-tailed Duck should end up as species number
> 126 at LUNA.
>
> Bill Kaempfer
> Safety Harbor, FL
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of
> Susan Rosine
> Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:37 PM
> To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S63523698
> My checklist should let you click on the map.
> Susan Rosine
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Date: 1/18/20 4:40 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
And, Susan, thank you, Long-tailed Duck should end up as species number 126 at LUNA.

Bill Kaempfer
Safety Harbor, FL

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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63523698
My checklist should let you click on the map.
Susan Rosine

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Date: 1/18/20 4:37 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
https://ebird.org/checklist/S63523698
My checklist should let you click on the map.
Susan Rosine

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Date: 1/18/20 4:35 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
Ha! I've been waiting for this question for years.

I named LUNA a long time ago, it stands for Large UN-named Artificial reservoir, because it is large, unnamed and artificial! Tony Leukering liked the name, and it stuck. LUNA Reservoir is the "official" eBird hotspot name for the place with 125 species observes--more than anything within miles.

It is actually a Thornton water supply reservoir viewable from Weld County Road 11 north of CR 168 (aka the Adams-Weld County Line). From its NW corner it has good views but usually into the sun and distant. There is frequently some open water and due to the absence of human presence, almost always lots and lots of waterfowl and gulls.

Bill Kaempfer
(Formerly Boulder and Past President of CFO)
(Now Safety Harbor, FL)

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From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of JeremyWinick
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:38 PM
To: <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co

Where is Luna Reservoir? It doesn't show up when I look on Google maps or openstreetmap.

Jeremy Winick
Westminster

On 1/18/20 2:39 PM, Susan Rosine wrote:
> Currently on the west side of the reservoir and can be seen with binoculars or good lens from the side of the road. Gulls, geese, various ducks also there.
> Susan Rosine
> Brighton
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Date: 1/18/20 4:35 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
And I apologize, it came up as Weld County. I thought it was in Adams. It's
just north of Adams.

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> Currently on the west side of the reservoir and can be seen with
> binoculars or good lens from the side of the road. Gulls, geese, various
> ducks also there.
> Susan Rosine
> Brighton
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Date: 1/18/20 3:38 pm
From: JeremyWinick <winickjr...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
Where is Luna Reservoir? It doesn't show up when I look on Google maps
or openstreetmap.

Jeremy Winick
Westminster

On 1/18/20 2:39 PM, Susan Rosine wrote:
> Currently on the west side of the reservoir and can be seen with binoculars or good lens from the side of the road. Gulls, geese, various ducks also there.
> Susan Rosine
> Brighton
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Date: 1/18/20 2:21 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan Pueblo
Adult Trumpeter Swan found by Mark Yaeger, is currently off Sailboard
Launching Area at Pueblo Reservoir. Red-throated Loon off South Marina
tires earlier.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/18/20 1:39 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck, Luna Reservoir, Adams Co
Currently on the west side of the reservoir and can be seen with binoculars or good lens from the side of the road. Gulls, geese, various ducks also there.
Susan Rosine
Brighton

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Date: 1/18/20 8:15 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow in Pueblo
Chris Knight and I just saw a Golden-crowned Sparrow, across the river from
the apartments, east of Reservoir Drive on the North side of Arkansas River
in Pueblo. It was with White-crowned and Song Sparrows. Only my 3rd in
Pueblo County.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/18/20 4:56 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 18, 2020
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

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


BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Logan, Mesa, *Weld)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer, Otero)
GYRFALCON (*Larimer)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 16, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*

—On Jan 15, the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in
Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were
reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on
Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8
just south of the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60
yards w of ditch)


LOGAN:

—On Jan 16, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 17, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 16, Dunlins (2) were reported at Valco Ponds State Park by Chris
Brobin on the 16th.

—On Jan 14, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first reported
Nov. 8, 2019 by David Tonnessen.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Nov. 14, 2019 by David Tonnessen.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 17, a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park by David
Dowell on the 16th. David has good photos and descriptions on his eBird
list.

—On Jan 17, a Tundra Swan were reported at St. Vrain State Park by Kelly
Ormesher on the 15th.


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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggG......> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsud......>; 831-713-8659)


*Joder Ranch*

Saturday, January 25

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chuck Hundertmark (Email: <chundertmark8...> Phone: 303-604-0531)

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Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich

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Date: 1/17/20 3:29 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bent County, January 17, 2020
Birders,

I drove about 25 miles south of Las Animas (Bent County) to check out
Setchfield SWA this morning. Mountain Bluebirds are abundant here this
winter, drawn by the bumper crop of berries of One-seeded Junipers. I
hoped to find other wintering species using this resource on the one
public-access to this habitat in Bent County. From Hankins Cemetery,
just before SH 101 veers to the SE, I headed west, then south to the
SWA. I veered right at the red mailbox south of the well-signed entrance
to the SWA, and drove south until I could see the ruptured Muddy Creek
dam. I walked west to the mesa top on an abandoned switchback road
leading to the old quarry on top of the ridge. I found two very
cooperative Sage Thrashers on the mesa top, consorting with some Canyon
Towhees. Along the way, I encountered a cooperative Ladder-backed
Woodpecker. Sage Thrashers are present some winters and absent in others
here, and this happens to be a banner year for them due to the abundant
juniper berry crop.

I went to John Martin Reservoir, and was shocked to see that almost all
of the ice was gone. That meant that ducks were dispersed, and not
restricted to a few holes in the ice. I did re-find the male Long-tailed
Duck reported previously, not far offshore from Point Overlook on the
north side of the reservoir. Curiously, I saw almost no gulls at any of
my viewing spots on the north side of the reservoir, a stark contrast to
hundreds of up to eight species in previous weeks.

Respectfully,

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 1/17/20 3:07 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Goshawk - Douglas
This afternoon a Northern Goshawk spent 35 minutes perched in our scrub oak, its back to the bird feeders. The juncos, chickadees, finches, and siskins continued using feeders & feeding on the ground without concern. However, we did not see any jays or squirrels. One magpie dashed by, disregarded by the Goshawk.

Hugh KingeryFranktown

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Date: 1/17/20 1:45 pm
From: Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Gyrfalcon/Larimer
Hi Gary,

You were very lucky. Hope your Raptor Alley day goes well. I stopped on
Trilby west of Taft at 11 and again at 1:15 and no sign of the Gyr.

Cheers,
Adrian Lakin
Mead, CO

On Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:30:59 PM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Gyrfalcon (Fort Collins Landfill) on favorite tower (southside of dump,
> west of Taft Ave; third pole) at 1230. I have seen gyr same pole now 3x in
> the 1100-1300 window and once 0830-0930 last 30-40 days.
>
> - Three photos (middle of homepage):
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
> Good omen for tomorrow's "Raptor Alley" trip in Nunn-
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/event/795/nunn-guy-field-trip-raptor-alley.
> Today's wInd event has not started here yet and tomorrow during trip winds
> should be fine predicted 5-10mpg only.
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
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Date: 1/17/20 12:32 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] overeager
I once had a white plastic bag in a willow tree that became a drive-by
Snowy Cotinga. This was in Santa Cruz County California no less, where
clearly I was Costa Rican dreamin' at the time.

But I digress from Colorado "birds" . Sorry

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...>
wrote:

> I once identified a floating beer bottle as a cinnamon teal. A real,
> honest to goodness snowy owl, I said, was just a piece of styrofoam until
> Steve Jones showed it to me in his scope!
> Carol Cushman
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Date: 1/17/20 12:31 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gyrfalcon/Larimer
Hi all

Gyrfalcon (Fort Collins Landfill) on favorite tower (southside of dump,
west of Taft Ave; third pole) at 1230. I have seen gyr same pole now 3x in
the 1100-1300 window and once 0830-0930 last 30-40 days.

- Three photos (middle of homepage):
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/

Good omen for tomorrow's "Raptor Alley" trip in
Nunn-http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/event/795/nunn-guy-field-trip-raptor-alley.
Today's wInd event has not started here yet and tomorrow during trip winds
should be fine predicted 5-10mpg only.

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

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Date: 1/17/20 10:49 am
From: R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...>
Subject: [cobirds] overeager
I once identified a floating beer bottle as a cinnamon teal. A real, honest to goodness snowy owl, I said, was just a piece of styrofoam until Steve Jones showed it to me in his scope!
Carol Cushman

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Date: 1/17/20 7:38 am
From: Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: [cobirds] Upcoming bird law conservation webinar from Audubon Rockies
Even more important with the weakening of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act:

https://rockies.audubon.org/events/getting-green-laws-2020
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Date: 1/17/20 5:30 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 17, 2020
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


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Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, Mesa, *Weld)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, *Larimer, Otero)
GYRFALCON (Larimer)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 16, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.


LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 15, the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in
Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. Two males (adult and immature) were
reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov and the immature on
Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman. New location for adult as of Jan 15: (Section 8
just south of the boundary road dividing Section 8 from Section G, about 60
yards w of ditch)

—On Jan 13, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*


LOGAN:

—On Jan 16, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 16, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 16, Dunlins (2) were reported at Valco Ponds State Park by Chris
Brobin on the 16th.

—On Jan 14, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 14, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first reported
Nov. 8, 2019 by David Tonnessen.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Nov. 14, 2019 by David Tonnessen.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 16, a Trumpeter Swan was reported at St. Vrain State Park by David
Dowell on the 16th. David has good photos and descriptions on his eBird
list.

—On Jan 16, a Tundra Swan were reported at St. Vrain State Park by Kelly
Ormesher on the 15th.


__________________________________________________



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egsea......>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggG......> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsud......>; 831-713-8659)

______________________________________________



Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich

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303-655-9135

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Date: 1/17/20 4:27 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: *** SPAM 10: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
Where was/is the eagle? I believe(d?) that I saw one sitting on a rock ledge when descending Longs Peak over 40 years ago.

Karl Stecher
Aurora




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From: "Charlie Chase" <charlesachase3...>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 2:28 AM
To: <jroller9...>
Cc: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>, "<twilberding...>" <twilberding...>, "Bob's Email" <rorighter...>, "Sebastian Patti" <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: *** SPAM 10: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
A raptor conference in RMNP had about 15 experts including yours truly parsing out the fine details of a golden eagle perched on a rock face about 1/2 mile away. You can see that same eagle today as it has not moved since that day in 1980.

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:08 AM Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:
Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe". Joe Roller

PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to find one like Tom's
that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"

Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
and determined to be the first to spot one.
"Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the far shore!"
Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from that German Shepherd?"
My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
I'll keep scanning."


Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He called out "Mountain Bluebird!"
It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.

I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to time, but who will admit it?
Who else has stories like those?


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> wrote:
Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!

. . . sorry . . .


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



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From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County

Hi all,
This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have been a warning to me.

After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill looked a little small, but "WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?" I took about 100 photos and felt triumphant.

Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.

Better birding next time,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO





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Date: 1/16/20 4:30 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swans, Little Jumbo Res, Logan
I visited a few spots in Northeastern Colorado yesterday and today. Much of the water at Logan County hotspots was frozen.

At Little Jumbo, the highlight was two Trumpeter Swans, previously reported by Steve Larson, swimming in a narrow strip of open water. When I stopped a second time in hopes of better photos, I was pleasantly surprised by a Prairie Merlin flying in to perch atop a cottonwood.

At Jumbo, the water was near 100% frozen. Nonetheless, thousands of white geese were standing or walking on the ice. Gulls, however, were scarce (2-3 Herring and an Iceland). Wind made observation miserable. During my second stop at Little Jumbo, I was awed by the spectacular fly out the the thousands of Snow Geese from Jumbo.

At Fort Morgan Riverside Park this morning, the large pond was frozen over (a change from the weekend). A few geese were on the ice but most were grazing in scattered groups on the lawns. An adult snow goose and two adult Greater White-fronted Geese were obligingly close to the road. An immature Snow Goose (seen last weekend by the Denver Audubon Master Birder class) was swimming on the second pond which still had open water. There appear to be three or more of the white-fronted geese in the park vicinity since one of two seen by the Master Birder class last weekend was an immature. Had hoped to get a photo of the immature today, but could not find it among the hundreds of white-cheeked (mostly Cackling) geese. In addition to the geese in the park there were several hundred more on the South Platte.

A largely bird-free walk on the Riverside Park trails produced a Northern Shrike.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO


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Date: 1/16/20 1:52 pm
From: Dale Adams <dasaadams...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Gyrfalcon today, Larimer
Hi all,
We started looking for the Gyrfalcon this morning around 7:40 AM, but it was a pretty cold morning with the temperature starting at 16F and there wasn't much activity during the morning. Around noon as it got warmer several raptors started rising, including a few Red-tailed Hawks, a Northern Harrier, a Ferruginous Hawk and a couple Bald Eagles. Around 400 gulls finally showed up around 1:00 PM, including Thayer's, California, Lesser Black-backed, and Glaucous, and stayed for about an hour. But the Gyrfalcon never put in an appearance in the five and a half hours or so we looked for it.
Happy Birding!
Dale and Joel Adams
Fremont County

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Date: 1/16/20 1:46 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Flagler CBC 1/4/20
Six birders in three teams worked the 9th Flagler CBC. It was a hot (63 degrees), dry day on the plains with little bird activity. At only 30, we had the lowest number of species by 10%. Most of the species we observed were of the "every-year" variety; we even missed one of those (TOSO) and had all-time lows for 4 of our 30 species. Golden Eagle and Mourning Dove, and a fly-over flock of 90 Canada Geese were probably our best birds. Flagler gives a good idea of what birds are on the dry plains outside of the two major river corridors.

Bill Kaempfer
Safety Harbor, FL

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Date: 1/16/20 11:14 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
Hi

I just penned a short article for the Lark Bunting, should be in the February issue, about a whooper of a mis-id I made many years ago. It’s taken me over 40 years to finally come to grips with that excruciatingly embarrassing call.

Stay tuned, more to come

Cheers, Bob

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> wrote:
>
> OK, I don't really want to turn this forum into a list of everyone's "NotABird" stories, because we've all had them -- but I couldn't resist this one. When Charlie Chase was Curator of Ornithology at the museum (and I a lowly bird-skinner) we were out birding one day and passed by a road kill. We both agreed immediately that it was a Short-eared Owl! So we slammed on the brakes and backed up the road to pick it up --- Sheep's head.
>
> Mary Kay Waddington
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:09 AM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>> wrote:
> Chlorox bottles hiding in corn stubble in mid-winter can closely resemble SNOWY OWLS . . .
>
> Trust me . . .
>
> <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> 770 S. Grand Avenue
> Unit 3088
> Los Angeles, CA 90017
> CELL: 773/304-7488
>
> From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> <mailto:<jroller9...>>
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:08 AM
> To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>>
> Cc: <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...> <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...>>; Bob's Email <rorighter...> <mailto:<rorighter...>>; Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>>
> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>
> Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".
> Joe Roller
>
> PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to find one like Tom's
> that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"
>
> Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
> A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
> Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
> and determined to be the first to spot one.
> "Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the far shore!"
> Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from that German Shepherd?"
> My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
> I'll keep scanning."
>
> Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He called out "Mountain Bluebird!"
> It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.
>
> I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to time, but who will admit it?
> Who else has stories like those?
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>> wrote:
> Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!
>
> . . . sorry . . .
>
> <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> 770 S. Grand Avenue
> Unit 3088
> Los Angeles, CA 90017
> CELL: 773/304-7488
>
> From: <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...> <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>> on behalf of Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...>>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
> To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>>
> Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>
> Hi all,
> This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have been a warning to me.
>
> After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos and felt triumphant.
>
> Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.
>
> Better birding next time,
> Tom Wilberding
> Littleton, CO
>
>
>
> <_V6A1103.jpg>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 1/16/20 9:32 am
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snowy Owls (not)
Re: below-- So do upside-down plastic bags.

Leon Bright, Pueblo



From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of Sebastian Patti
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:09 AM
To: Joe Roller <jroller9...>; Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Cc: <twilberding...>; Bob's Email <rorighter...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County



Chlorox bottles hiding in corn stubble in mid-winter can closely resemble SNOWY OWLS . . .



Trust me . . .



<sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
770 S. Grand Avenue

Unit 3088

Los Angeles, CA 90017
CELL: 773/304-7488



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From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> <mailto:<jroller9...> >
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:08 AM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...> >
Cc: <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...> <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...> >; Bob's Email <rorighter...> <mailto:<rorighter...> >; Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...> >
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County



Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".

Joe Roller



PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to find one like Tom's

that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"



Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.

A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.

Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited

and determined to be the first to spot one.

"Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the far shore!"

Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from that German Shepherd?"

My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got into a shape like a Brown Pelican.

I'll keep scanning."



Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He called out "Mountain Bluebird!"

It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.



I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to time, but who will admit it?

Who else has stories like those?







On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...> > wrote:

Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!



. . . sorry . . .



<sebastianpatti...> <mailto:<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
770 S. Grand Avenue

Unit 3088

Los Angeles, CA 90017
CELL: 773/304-7488



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From: <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...> <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...> > on behalf of Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> <mailto:<twilberding...> >
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...> >
Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County



Hi all,
This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have been a warning to me.

After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos and felt triumphant.

Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.

Better birding next time,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO







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Date: 1/16/20 8:34 am
From: Charlie Chase <charlesachase3...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
A raptor conference in RMNP had about 15 experts including yours truly
parsing out the fine details of a golden eagle perched on a rock face about
1/2 mile away. You can see that same eagle today as it has not moved since
that day in 1980.




On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:08 AM Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

> Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".
> Joe Roller
>
> PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to
> find one like Tom's
> that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"
>
> Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
> A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our
> group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
> Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only
> chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
> and determined to be the first to spot one.
> "Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the
> far shore!"
> Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from
> that German Shepherd?"
> My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got
> into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
> I'll keep scanning."
>
> Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He
> called out "Mountain Bluebird!"
> It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.
>
> I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to
> time, but who will admit it?
> Who else has stories like those?
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <
> <sebastianpatti...> wrote:
>
>> Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!
>>
>> . . . sorry . . .
>>
>> <sebastianpatti...>
>> Sebastian T. Patti
>> 770 S. Grand Avenue
>> Unit 3088
>> Los Angeles, CA 90017
>> CELL: 773/304-7488
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of
>> Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
>> *To:* Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
>> *Subject:* [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>> This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the
>> often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started
>> scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out
>> there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have
>> been a warning to me.
>>
>> After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of
>> the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to
>> shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill
>> looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos
>> and felt triumphant.
>>
>> Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the
>> subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.
>>
>> Better birding next time,
>> Tom Wilberding
>> Littleton, CO
>>
>>
>> [image: _V6A1103.jpg]
>>
>>
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Date: 1/16/20 8:31 am
From: Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
OK, I don't really want to turn this forum into a list of everyone's
"NotABird" stories, because we've all had them -- but I couldn't resist
this one. When Charlie Chase was Curator of Ornithology at the museum (and
I a lowly bird-skinner) we were out birding one day and passed by a road
kill. We both agreed immediately that it was a Short-eared Owl! So we
slammed on the brakes and backed up the road to pick it up --- Sheep's
head.

Mary Kay Waddington

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:09 AM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
wrote:

> Chlorox bottles hiding in corn stubble in mid-winter can closely resemble
> SNOWY OWLS . . .
>
> Trust me . . .
>
> <sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> 770 S. Grand Avenue
> Unit 3088
> Los Angeles, CA 90017
> CELL: 773/304-7488
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Joe Roller <jroller9...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:08 AM
> *To:* Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> *Cc:* <twilberding...> <twilberding...>; Bob's Email <
> <rorighter...>; Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
> *Subject:* Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>
> Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".
> Joe Roller
>
> PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to
> find one like Tom's
> that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"
>
> Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
> A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our
> group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
> Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only
> chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
> and determined to be the first to spot one.
> "Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the
> far shore!"
> Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from
> that German Shepherd?"
> My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got
> into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
> I'll keep scanning."
>
> Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He
> called out "Mountain Bluebird!"
> It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.
>
> I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to
> time, but who will admit it?
> Who else has stories like those?
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <
> <sebastianpatti...> wrote:
>
> Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!
>
> . . . sorry . . .
>
> <sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> 770 S. Grand Avenue
> Unit 3088
> Los Angeles, CA 90017
> CELL: 773/304-7488
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of
> Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
> *To:* Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> *Subject:* [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>
>
> Hi all,
> This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the
> often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started
> scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out
> there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have
> been a warning to me.
>
> After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of
> the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to
> shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill
> looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos
> and felt triumphant.
>
> Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the
> subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.
>
> Better birding next time,
> Tom Wilberding
> Littleton, CO
>
>
> [image: _V6A1103.jpg]
>
>
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Date: 1/16/20 7:09 am
From: Caleb A <calebscotta...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Overeager, Arapahoe County

>
> Oh my word! Let me guess this story will land its place in the "dipper"
> journal ;)
>
I once dipped on a Black-Bellied Plover 3 times, at a hotspot only 10
minutes away from my house. That was embarrassing, to say the least...
Happy birding!
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Date: 1/16/20 7:09 am
From: 'Senglan9' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
This Loon is going to die not of natural causes but because some lazy
fisherman decided to cut his line and leave it. I don't imagine the
rangers have even tried to help the loon. I just called and spoke with the
office about it. He then pointed me to the rangers office. Please
continue to call the office until they do something about it. It wouldn't
be hard to at least attempt to try and save the loon. The office number is
303-326-8425. Please call until they get so frustrated that they actually
do something about it. Thanks.

On Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:42:10 PM UTC-7, Robert Raker wrote:
>
> Observed the COLO you referred to at Aurora Reservoir. Got pics of it and
> it appears the fishing line completely encircles the bill. Not sure if the
> bird can even opener's bill. I observed the bird continuously trying to
> wipe off the lure and line off of it's beak. Very sad. See pics at:
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S63378535
> Robert Raker
> Lakewood CO.
>
>
> On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:03:11 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>>
>> We currently have 2 loons with fishing line, lures or hooks in their
>> bills here in the Denver area. Chatfield has a Pacific Loon with fishing
>> gear in it’s bill. Several birders have notified the park office and they
>> said that they couldn’t get a boat out to do a rescue because of the ice at
>> the boat ramps. Even if they could, catching it would be a challenge.
>>
>> Aurora Reservoir has a Common Loon with fishing gear in it’s bill as
>> well. I notified the park ranger supervisor this morning. He said as long
>> as it was diving and healthy it would be hard to catch. He said if it’s
>> health starts to fail, then they might be able to catch it.
>>
>> So, keep an eye on these birds and if they start to look unhealthy we can
>> notify the rangers.
>>
>> Gregg Goodrich
>> Highlands Ranch
>>
>>

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Date: 1/16/20 7:09 am
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
Chlorox bottles hiding in corn stubble in mid-winter can closely resemble SNOWY OWLS . . .

Trust me . . .

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

________________________________
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:08 AM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Cc: <twilberding...> <twilberding...>; Bob's Email <rorighter...>; Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County

Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".
Joe Roller

PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to find one like Tom's
that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"

Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our group on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
and determined to be the first to spot one.
"Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the far shore!"
Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from that German Shepherd?"
My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
I'll keep scanning."

Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He called out "Mountain Bluebird!"
It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.

I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to time, but who will admit it?
Who else has stories like those?



On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...><mailto:<sebastianpatti...>> wrote:
Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!

. . . sorry . . .

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

________________________________
From: <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...> <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>> on behalf of Tom Wilberding <twilberding...><mailto:<twilberding...>>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>>
Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County


Hi all,
This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have been a warning to me.

After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos and felt triumphant.

Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.

Better birding next time,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


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Date: 1/16/20 6:31 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 16, 2020
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


—————————————————

Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, Larimer, Otero)
GYRFALCON (Larimer)
PACIFIC WREN (Jefferson)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 15, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 13, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.


LOGAN:

—On Jan 15, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 15, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 14, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 14, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first reported
Nov. 8, 2019 by David Tonnessen.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Nov. 14, 2019 by David Tonnessen.


WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 15, Tundra Swan (2) were reported at St. Vrain State Park by Kelly
Ormesher on the 15th.


__________________________________________________



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egsea......>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggG......> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsud......>; 831-713-8659)

______________________________________________



Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich

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Date: 1/16/20 6:08 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
Good photo documentation of the seldom seen hybrid, "Loon x Grebe".
Joe Roller

PS Cobirds is chock full of serious bird reports, so it's refreshing to
find one like Tom's
that screams "Beware! I goofed! So can you!"

Here's the tale of the worst ID I ever made.
A DFO trip to South Texas, led by the stalwart Bob Righter, found our group
on the ferry ride across Galveston Bay.
Bob had just told us to be alert, as this leg of the trip offered our only
chance for Brown Pelican. I was excited
and determined to be the first to spot one.
"Brown Pelican!" I yelled out, agitated and excited. "Two o'clock on the
far shore!"
Bob glassed the spot I pointed to and calmly asked, "Joe, where is it from
that German Shepherd?"
My meek reply, "Oh, well. Never mind. He was scratching himself and got
into a shape like a Brown Pelican.
I'll keep scanning."

Roger Tory Peterson led a field trip to a Bronx shore one winter. He called
out "Mountain Bluebird!"
It turned out to be a half-buried Bromo-Seltzer bottle.

I suppose that bone-head calls like that happen to most of us from time to
time, but who will admit it?
Who else has stories like those?



On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
wrote:

> Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!
>
> . . . sorry . . .
>
> <sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> 770 S. Grand Avenue
> Unit 3088
> Los Angeles, CA 90017
> CELL: 773/304-7488
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of
> Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
> *To:* Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> *Subject:* [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
>
>
> Hi all,
> This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the
> often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started
> scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out
> there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have
> been a warning to me.
>
> After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of
> the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to
> shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill
> looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos
> and felt triumphant.
>
> Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the
> subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.
>
> Better birding next time,
> Tom Wilberding
> Littleton, CO
>
>
> [image: _V6A1103.jpg]
>
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Date: 1/15/20 7:32 pm
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County
Overeager and maybe just a tad too GREBEY!!

. . . sorry . . .

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

________________________________
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:59 PM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County


Hi all,
This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have been a warning to me.

After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos and felt triumphant.

Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.

Better birding next time,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


[_V6A1103.jpg]


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Date: 1/15/20 7:00 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Overeager, Arapahoe County


Hi all,
This afternoon I was at windy Aurora Reservoir looking for the
often-reported Yellow-billed Loon. I went down to the beach and started
scanning with my 500 mm camera lens. I spotted three Common Loons way out
there , but then realized they were Common Mergansers. That should have
been a warning to me.

After a long while I feared I would dip on the YBLO, but suddenly, out of
the corner of my eye, there it was. Wow! Swimming along pretty close to
shore between the waves. It looked maybe a little too brown and the bill
looked a little small, but “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?” I took about 100 photos
and felt triumphant.

Later at Starbucks I zoomed my camera screen in close to appreciate the
subtleties of a Yellow-billed Loon. Below what I saw. Truly jaw-dropping.

Better birding next time,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


[image: _V6A1103.jpg]


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Date: 1/15/20 5:41 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


—————————————————

Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

_____________________________________


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


BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, *Mesa)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, Larimer, Otero)
GYRFALCON (Larimer)
PACIFIC WREN (Jefferson)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.

—On Jan 11, a Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir by Eric
Dinkel.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 13, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.


LOGAN:

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Little Jumbo Reservoir by
Tom Wilberding on the 14th. Could be the same (2) from Red Lion SWA first
reported by Steve Larson on the 8th.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at DeBeque Canyon Pullout
area by Brooks Bennett on the 14th.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 14, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 14, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 19, 2019 by Evan Carlson.

—On Jan 14, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first
reported by Brandon Percival on Nov. 28, 2019.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir first reported
Nov. 8, 2019 by David Tonnessen.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Nov. 14, 2019 by David Tonnessen.


__________________________________________________



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egsea......>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggG......> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsud......>; 831-713-8659)

______________________________________________



Good birding,

Gregg Goodrich
<GreggGoodrich...>
303-655-9135

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Date: 1/14/20 6:27 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck Adams County
If anyone needs a Long-tailed Duck for Adams County, I saw one today (Tues) at hotspot "South Platte River (Adams Co)--Dahlia Rd West Pond". There are several areas on both sides of Dahlia Road to view ponds, but most of the areas were iced over, or largely iced over. Hopefully the duck will stay. There were some Common Mergansers and Buffleheads and Common Goldeneyes too.
Susan Rosine
Brighton

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Date: 1/14/20 5:58 pm
From: Robert Raker <rob.raker...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
Thanks Gregg. I also went to look for the PALO today at Chatfield and could
not find it. Lots of ice means the search is easier. 😉
Rob Raker
Lakewood, CO

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1:17:15 PM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> Rob
>
> Great photos of the distressed loon. I called the ranges at Aurora
> Reservoir, ready to send your photos, and they said they were out in a boat
> and saw the problem loon diving and eating. So that is good news. Sounds
> like all the ranges are well aware of the loon and are keeping an eye on
> it. She said that as long as it was diving they would have no change of
> catching it. They did see it catch a fish.
>
> I could not find the Pacific Loon at Chatfield this morning. I would say
> about 50% of the lake is frozen now at Chatfield.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
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Date: 1/14/20 12:17 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
Rob

Great photos of the distressed loon. I called the ranges at Aurora Reservoir, ready to send your photos, and they said they were out in a boat and saw the problem loon diving and eating. So that is good news. Sounds like all the ranges are well aware of the loon and are keeping an eye on it. She said that as long as it was diving they would have no change of catching it. They did see it catch a fish.

I could not find the Pacific Loon at Chatfield this morning. I would say about 50% of the lake is frozen now at Chatfield.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/14/20 9:39 am
From: Bob Fiehweg <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-fronted Goose in Downtown Boulder
A White-fronted Goose was among the Canadian Geese in Boulder Creek along
the north side of the main library parking lot in downtown Boulder this
morning (1/15/20) at 10:00 a.m. Unperturbed by people and dogs moving
through the park, but it did prefer staying in the middle of the creek.

Bob Fiehweg

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Date: 1/14/20 7:45 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Upcoming "Nunn Guy" Field Trip: Raptor Alley
Hi all

I am leading another Raptor Alley trip this Saturday, 1/18. Meet 0830 at
our "new" gas station (big red building) on SW corner of Weld CR 100/Hwy
85. Details:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/event/795/nunn-guy-field-trip-raptor-alley.


Raptors seen yesterday at link below, first ten birds.

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

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Date: 1/14/20 5:41 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Gregg Goodrich <GreggGoodrich...>

303-655-9135


———————————————————————

Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

________________________________________________________


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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Mesa)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa, Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, Larimer, Otero)

GYRFALCON (*Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Jefferson)

Black-throated Sparrow (Otero)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec. There
is a $10 fee to enter this city Reservoir.

—On Jan 11, a Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir by Eric
Dinkel.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 13, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 13, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.


MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.


PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 13, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina
by Josh Bruening.

—On Jan 12, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 12, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South
Marina by several birders.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.


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*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egsea......>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggG......> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsud......>; 831-713-8659)

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Date: 1/13/20 10:42 pm
From: Robert Raker <rob.raker...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
Observed the COLO you referred to at Aurora Reservoir. Got pics of it and
it appears the fishing line completely encircles the bill. Not sure if the
bird can even opener's bill. I observed the bird continuously trying to
wipe off the lure and line off of it's beak. Very sad. See pics
at: https://ebird.org/checklist/S63378535
Robert Raker
Lakewood CO.


On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:03:11 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> We currently have 2 loons with fishing line, lures or hooks in their bills
> here in the Denver area. Chatfield has a Pacific Loon with fishing gear in
> it’s bill. Several birders have notified the park office and they said that
> they couldn’t get a boat out to do a rescue because of the ice at the boat
> ramps. Even if they could, catching it would be a challenge.
>
> Aurora Reservoir has a Common Loon with fishing gear in it’s bill as well.
> I notified the park ranger supervisor this morning. He said as long as it
> was diving and healthy it would be hard to catch. He said if it’s health
> starts to fail, then they might be able to catch it.
>
> So, keep an eye on these birds and if they start to look unhealthy we can
> notify the rangers.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
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Date: 1/13/20 9:58 pm
From: Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed duck, Windsor Lake, Weld Cty
Around 3pm this afternoon I made it out to Windsor Lake in Weld County and found a female long-tailed duck on the eastern most patch of open water; nearly due south of the large, lone cottonwood tree if you are walking along the path on the north side of the lake. The lack of a long tail, white around the eye with a smudgy check, and no apparent bicoloration on the bill lead me to female.

There were many, many mergansers so it may provide a good chance to find a red-breasted if you bring a spotting scope looking for the LTDU.

I also saw 5 immature bald eagles, one of which landed in the cottonwood while I was standing nearly underneath it on the bridge nearby.

Adam Johnson
Fort Collins

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Date: 1/13/20 3:43 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir flash freezes
Birders,

Two consecutive nights with near-zero temperatures and calm winds have
resulted in John Martin Reservoir (Bent County) going from mostly open
to at least 90 percent frozen. While there are still thousands of Snow /
Ross Geese and Common Mergansers and hundreds of Bald Eagles and gulls
present at the ever-changing holes in the ice, a lot of lingering birds
have disappeared, and a trip here may not be as productive as one taken
just two days ago.

Norma Verhoeff and I did find a female Ladder-backed Woodpecker below
the dam today, curiously absent earlier this winter.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 1/13/20 10:39 am
From: Josh Bruening <87211jjb...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Gyrfalcon-Larimer-Yes!
I should’ve said that I saw the bird at 11:25 AM.

Josh Bruening
Fort Collins

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> I just had the Gyrfalcon sitting on the second to last utility pole on the south side of Trilby but just east of Taft. I drove across the intersection to park and see if I could get a pic but the bird flew south. I tried to beat him to the Coyote Ridge parking lot but I never got back on the bird. I am on my way to a meeting so can’t stay to see if he returns. Maybe it turned back to the landfill. But the bird is still around.
>
> Josh Bruening
> Fort Collins
>
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Date: 1/13/20 10:32 am
From: Josh Bruening <87211jjb...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gyrfalcon-Larimer-Yes!
All,

I just had the Gyrfalcon sitting on the second to last utility pole on the south side of Trilby but just east of Taft. I drove across the intersection to park and see if I could get a pic but the bird flew south. I tried to beat him to the Coyote Ridge parking lot but I never got back on the bird. I am on my way to a meeting so can’t stay to see if he returns. Maybe it turned back to the landfill. But the bird is still around.

Josh Bruening
Fort Collins

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Date: 1/13/20 8:47 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado CBC Results
Hi all,

Christmas Bird Count season in Colorado is over, so compilers are entering
their data into the CBC Website. You can view this year's results for any
Colorado CBC.
http://netapp.audubon.org/CBCObservation/CurrentYear/ResultsByCount.aspx
Click on United States
Colorado
and then list of Colorado CBCs will appear.

If anyone sees any errors that I need to look into, in the data for any
CBC, please let me know. If any compilers are having problems entering
data, e-mail me and I will help and can enter the data for you, if I have
all the information. The compilers have until Feb 28th to enter data,
though hopefully they don't wait that long.

Brandon Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/13/20 6:28 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 13, 2020
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955


Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, *Mesa)
White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent, *Pueblo, *Weld)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (*El Paso, Jefferson, Summit)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)

Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)

Least Sandpiper (*Mesa, *Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Bent, *Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) (*Bent)

Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Bent, *Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson, *Pueblo)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Custer, Garfield, Larimer, *Otero)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Jefferson)

Lapland Longspur (Logan)

Black-throated Sparrow (*Otero)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

White-throated Sparrow (Pueblo)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent, *Prowers)
Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, Pacific Loons (2) were reported at Aurora Reservoir by Josh
Breuning. First reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 12, the continuing YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora
Reservoir. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same
bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir
in early Dec.

—On Jan 11, a Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir by Eric
Dinkel.

—On Jan 11, a Mew Gull was reported at Aurora Reservoir by several birders.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, an Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) was reported at John Martin
Reservoir by Steve Mlodinow.

—On Jan 11, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at John Martin Reservoir.
Pair first seen Jan 7; male first seen Jan 1.

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.

—On Jan 8, Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern Cardinal were
reported near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.

—On Jan 7, a Mew Gull was reported at John Martin Reservoir.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.


DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 12, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported on the Jefferson side
of the reservoir. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped
Fisherman Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Greater Roadrunner was reported on South Meridian Road south
of Hanover Road by Kenneth Wat.

—On Jan 12, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Memorial Park & Prospect
Lake by several birders. Two BAGOs first reported Jan 9 by James McCall.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—On Jan 9, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Lapland Longspurs (12) and Glaucous Gulls (3) were reported at
Jumbo Reservoir by Steve Larson.

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA by
Deb Stegall.

—On Jan 12, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 12, Trumpeter Swans (6) were reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area by Ron Lambeth, and 2 more TRSWs were reported near Persigo Water
Treatment Plant, Fruita.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



OTERO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Black-throated Sparrow were
reported on Higbee Valley Road (Otero CR 804) south of La Junta by Norman
Erthal.



PROWERS COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, Northern Cardinals (3) were reported in Lamar Community College
Woods by David Leatherman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Josh
Bruening. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 12, Least Sandpipers (2) were reported along Arkansas River between
Pueblo Reservoir dam and Valco Ponds by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight.
Believed to be same birds found Dec 14 on Pueblo Reservoir CBC.

—On Jan 12, a Pacific Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina
by Josh Bruening.

—On Jan 12, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina.
First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 12, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South
Marina by several birders.

—On Jan 12, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 12, a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir’s South
Marina by Josh Bruening.

—On Jan 12, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir’s South Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a winter
resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 11, a White-throated Sparrow was reported west of the Pueblo Nature
Center by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



SUMMIT COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (3) were reported at Blue River Wastewater
Treatment Plant in Dillon/Silverthorne by Tom Wilberding.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 12, a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Windsor Lake by Deana
Mueller.

__________________________________________________


Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (email: <egseagle171...>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (email: <GreggGoodrich...> ; 303-655-9135)



*Park County Explorations*

Tuesday, January 21
7 AM - 3 PM
David Suddjian (email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)



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Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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Date: 1/13/20 5:38 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
The Pacific Loon likes to fish along the dam and in the middle of the lake at Chatfield. Most days it can be seen from either the north boat ramp area, the handicap fisherman’s platform or the snadspit. It will be a great distance out, so a scope is required. Please report anything unusual in it’s behavior to the rangers.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/12/20 10:12 pm
From: Josh Bruening <87211jjb...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo day and a 4th loon to finish it up
All,

With all of the juicy reports coming from Lake Pueblo and the immediate
vicinity, I could no longer ignore the urge to jump in the car and go see
for myself. So, I jumped in the car at 345am this morning to make the
drive down from Fort Collins. I-25 is almost enjoyable at that time of
day. No traffic at all even with the construction. Made it down to the
lake in 2 1/2 hours. Not too shabby. 12 degrees when I stepped out of my
car at 635am but it warmed up quickly. The breeze picked up on the lake
around 10 and started to make viewing difficult. I squeezed every ounce of
daylight out of today and logged about 8 miles walking and just short of
500 miles driving. But I stayed in and around the state park and Valco and
the Nature Center until about 1pm. If I counted correctly with the other
ebird checklist from the same area, roughly West Fisherman road to the
Nature Center, 93 species were tallied in that section today which I can't
imagine is more than 10 miles long as the crows fly. I saw 83 of them. I
find this very impressive for January for such a small stretch of space. I
had only ever birded Lake Pueblo previously as my time is always very
limited in the area. I see why the river from the dam downstream sees so
many good birds. Very awesome area. I was unable to add any new cool
species to the area list for the year and my highlights today have already
been reported by others in recent days but here they are nonetheless.

South Park Marina

- Canyon Towhee-2
- Red-throated Loon-1
- Pacific Loon-1
- Common Loon-1
- Long-tailed Duck-1
- Scaled Quail-18 (I know these are regular here as with the towhees but
we don't have them in Fort Collins)
- Great Black-backed Gull-1
- Lesser Black-backed Gull-3
- Iceland (Thayer's) Gull-2
- Bonaparte's Gull-1
- Dunlin-2 pics on my ebird list
- Ladder-backed Woodpecker-1
- (missed the Curve-billed Thrasher, Doh!)


West Fisherman Road

- Red-necked Grebe-1

Rock Canyon

- Northern Shrike -1

Valco

- Chihuahuan Raven-1
- Eastern Bluebird-8 though I suspect there were more
- Say's Phoebe-1
- Western Tanager-1-still hanging around
- Red-breasted Merganser-2 males
- American Pipit-2

Nothing out of the ordinary at the Nature Center. I dipped on the Harris's
and White-throated Sparrow as I needed to head back north. Stopped by
Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe County). Found the Yellow-billed Loon on the
north side near the dam hanging out with two Pacific Loons. 4 Loon day!
From Aurora I headed over to Lake Arbor thinking I might end the day with a
Brant. It was not to be. The bird was out for dinner.

Either way, it was a great day to be out. Though, next time I'm bringing
my fly rod to fish part of the time. The guys on the Arkansas were slayin'
'em today. 90 species will probably be a one day record in January for me
for a long time.

Notable misses(for me): Belted Kingfisher, Greater Scaup, Ring-necked
Duck, Canvasback, Bushtit, No Accipiters of any kind, Merlin, Ferruginous,
Rough-legged, Golden Eagle, American Crow, Common Raven...Could have been a
triple digit day...

Thanks to Brandon Percival for keeping Cobirds informed of all the goodies.


Bird's the word!

Josh Bruening
Fort Collins








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Date: 1/12/20 11:42 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] LCC Woods on 11Jan (Prowers)
On 11Jan2020 Janeal Thompson and I tried to refind the Carolina Wren I found at the Lamar Community College Woods in Lamar on 10 Jan2020. We did not, but it is probably still present at LCC or in the housing development (Woodland Park) to the south. We did refind 3 Lesser Goldfinches. Also of note were 2 Virginia Rails, 3 Northern Cardinals, a Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Marsh Wren. Janeal and Norma V. have also seen a Lincoln’s Sparrow and Gray Catbird at LCC this year, both of which have eluded me but are likely still present. LCC also hosts an eastern White-breasted Nuthatch and at least one Spotted Towhee.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins (currently in Lamar until the the 14th)

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Date: 1/12/20 11:22 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Least Sandpipers in Pueblo 1/12
Chris Knight and I walked the Arkansas River, from below the dam to Valco
Ponds parking lot (Pueblo County), hoping to find the Least Sandpiper
photographed yesterday (reported on e-bird). We found two *Least
Sandpipers *this morning, I'm guessing these are the same two I found back
on December 14th, on the Pueblo Reservoir Christmas Bird Count, though not
many sightings of them between that date and yesterday and today. This is
the first time I've seen Least Sandpipers in Colorado during the month of
January. The wind came up, and we didn't bird anywhere else. Looks like
many people are roaming around Pueblo Reservoir today (looking at e-bird
reports), finding some of the previously reported rarities.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/12/20 6:50 am
From: Candice Johnson <johnsthotrnstn...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
How tragic. Where can you view the Pacific Loon at Chatfield? Candice
Johnson, Denver

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:03:11 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> We currently have 2 loons with fishing line, lures or hooks in their bills
> here in the Denver area. Chatfield has a Pacific Loon with fishing gear in
> it’s bill. Several birders have notified the park office and they said that
> they couldn’t get a boat out to do a rescue because of the ice at the boat
> ramps. Even if they could, catching it would be a challenge.
>
> Aurora Reservoir has a Common Loon with fishing gear in it’s bill as well.
> I notified the park ranger supervisor this morning. He said as long as it
> was diving and healthy it would be hard to catch. He said if it’s health
> starts to fail, then they might be able to catch it.
>
> So, keep an eye on these birds and if they start to look unhealthy we can
> notify the rangers.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>

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Date: 1/11/20 11:43 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 12, 2020
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan, *Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, *Bent, *Pueblo, *Weld)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (*El Paso, Jefferson, Summit)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)

Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Bent, Larimer, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Bent, *Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Custer, *Garfield, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Lapland Longspur (Logan)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

White-throated Sparrow (*Pueblo)

(Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Reservoir by Eric
Dinkel.

—On Jan 11, a Mew Gull was reported at Aurora Reservoir by several birders.

—On Jan 11, Pacific Loons (2) were reported at Aurora Reservoir by Sabrina
Hepburn. First reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 11, the continuing YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora
Reservoir. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same
bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir
in early Dec.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at John Martin Reservoir.
Pair first seen Jan 7; male first seen Jan 1.

—On Jan 11, a Great Black-backed Gull was reported at John Martin
Reservoir. First reported Jan 10.

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.

—On Jan 8, Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern Cardinal were
reported near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.

—On Jan 7, a Mew Gull was reported at John Martin Reservoir.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



CUSTER COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Wetmore Library by Al
Garner and Darth Aves.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 10, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s North
Boat Ramp. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped Fisherman
Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. It has been present and seen in both counties since at least Nov
8.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Memorial Park & Prospect
Lake by several birders. Two BAGOs first reported Jan 9 by James McCall.

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Centennial Park in
Carbondale by Dick Filby and Al Levantin. This adult male is believed to be
the same bird that spent last winter in the park, in the same tree where it
was found Jan 10.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor by several
birders. First reported Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 11, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Golden by Amanda
Spears.

—On Jan 9, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Lapland Longspurs (12) and Glaucous Gulls (3) were reported at
Jumbo Reservoir by Steve Larson.

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported near Persigo Water Treatment
Plant, Fruita by Nic Korte.

—On Jan 10, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a White-throated Sparrow was reported west of the Pueblo Nature
Center by Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 11, Dunlins (2) were reported at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina by several birders. First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 11, a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 11, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 11, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - South
Marina by several birders.

—On Jan 11, Long-tailed Ducks (2-3) were reported on Pueblo Reservoir by
Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



SUMMIT COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (3) were reported at Blue River Wastewater
Treatment Plant in Dillon/Silverthorne by Tom Wilberding.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 11, a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Windsor Lake by Nick Komar
and several other birders.

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

TODAY, Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)



*Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe County)*

Saturday, January 18

7:30 AM - NOON

Edward “Buzz” Schaumberg (Email: <egseagle171...>; 303-478-4641)



*Chatfield State Park - Marina sandspit*

Monday, January 20

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gregg Goodrich (Email: <GreggGoodrich...> ; 303-655-9135)

______________________________________________



Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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Date: 1/11/20 8:51 pm
From: Dick Filby <dickfilby...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Carbondale, Garfield County
Hi Folks

Al Levantin and I watched the adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (present for 2nd winter running) yesterday, Friday Jan 10th, in Centennial Park, Carbondale, on the corner of 8th and Main, in the same tree it favoured all last winter.

Best regards

Dick Filby
Carbondale, CO

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Date: 1/11/20 2:02 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo rarities 1/11
Kara and I birded Pueblo Reservoir and West of the Pueblo Nature Center
this morning intto the afternoon: It was a very calm day, which was very
nice.

Pueblo Reservoir:
Dunlin - 2
Red-throated Loon - 1
Pacific Loon - 2
Common Loon - 1
Red-necked Grebe - 1
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult
Long-tailed Duck - 2 (or 3)
Bonaparte's Gull - 3
Say's Phoebe - 1

West of Pueblo Nature Center:
White-throated Sparrow - 1
Brown Thrasher - 1
Hermit Thrush - 1
Cooper's Hawks causing other birds to hide

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/11/20 1:24 pm
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Size comparisons
Hi all:
I have posted another essay to the Colorado and Wyoming eBird blog.
Enjoy,
Tony
Tony LeukeringFairborn, OH

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Date: 1/11/20 11:46 am
From: Jay Breidt <jbreidt...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] N Goshawk: CSU ELC / Larimar
Continuing now, 12:45. Due north of “stadium seating” next to parking lot,
perched high. Thanks, Greg!
Jay Breidt
Fort Collins

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 11:40 AM Greg Vassilopoulos <gregv12...>
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> Northern Goshawk present at 10:10 this morning on the edge of parking
> lot...
>
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Date: 1/11/20 10:47 am
From: Carl Starace <castarace...>
Subject: [cobirds] BIRDERS TAKE NOTE: Tomorrows ALLENSPARK/WARD Boulder County Audubon Walk Now to be held at Old South St. Vrain Road, Lyons
Birders, Because of tomorrow's harsh conditions upslope, [ wind gusts to
40 MPH , we will proceed from Sandstone Park, Lyons to Old South St. Vrain
Road for the walk. The meet up time of 9am remains same. Hope to see some
of you in Lyons. Carl

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Date: 1/11/20 10:40 am
From: Greg Vassilopoulos <gregv12...>
Subject: [cobirds] N Goshawk: CSU ELC / Larimar
Northern Goshawk present at 10:10 this morning on the edge of parking lot...

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/11/20 9:03 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
We currently have 2 loons with fishing line, lures or hooks in their bills
here in the Denver area. Chatfield has a Pacific Loon with fishing gear in
it’s bill. Several birders have notified the park office and they said that
they couldn’t get a boat out to do a rescue because of the ice at the boat
ramps. Even if they could, catching it would be a challenge.

Aurora Reservoir has a Common Loon with fishing gear in it’s bill as well.
I notified the park ranger supervisor this morning. He said as long as it
was diving and healthy it would be hard to catch. He said if it’s health
starts to fail, then they might be able to catch it.

So, keep an eye on these birds and if they start to look unhealthy we can
notify the rangers.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/11/20 4:07 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 11, 2020
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



*PLEASE NOTE:** The number of well-meaning birders visiting the Boulder
address where two Varied Thrushes were reported this week has overwhelmed
the resident family and their dog. They again ask that birders no longer
visit. Please respect their wishes. Thank you.*

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams, *El Paso, Jefferson, *Summit)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (*Mesa, Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Bent, Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (*Bent, Larimer, Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Bent, Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Lapland Longspur (Logan)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, the continuing YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora
Reservoir. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same
bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir
in early Dec.

—On Jan 7, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First reported
Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Glaucous Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir by Duane
Nelson.

—On Jan 10, a Great Black-backed Gull was observed at John Martin Reservoir
by Duane Nelson.

—On Jan 8, Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern Cardinal were
reported near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.

—On Jan 7, a Mew Gull and Long-tailed Ducks (2) were seen from the dam at
John Martin.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 10, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s North
Boat Ramp. Also seen Jan 9 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped Fisherman
Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. It has been present and seen in both counties since at least Nov
8.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 10, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Memorial Park & Prospect
Lake by several birders. Two birds first reported Jan 9 by James McCall.

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 9, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.

—On Jan 4, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Lake Arbor by Lisa
Villiere.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Lapland Longspurs (12) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Glaucous Gulls (3) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 9, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, a Red-throated Loon was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - South
Marina by James McCall.

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



SUMMIT COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (3) were reported at Blue River Wastewater
Treatment Plant in Dillon/Silverthorne by Tom Wilberding.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

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*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *TODAY, Saturday, Jan 11
8 AM - 2 PM
Mark Amershek (email: <mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

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Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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Date: 1/10/20 5:12 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo County birds this year so far
It has been a pretty birdy first 10 days of 2020 in Pueblo County, I'm up
to 128 bird species in the county this year so far. I haven't been out
every day, and it has been windy more often than not. When it is windy, it
is very difficult to find the birds on the water at Pueblo Reservoir.

A lot of highlights from Lake Pueblo State Park: Red-throated Loon, 2
Pacific Loons, 1 Common Loon, at least 1 Red-necked Grebe (all the other
grebes have been seen as well), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 male Barrow's
Goldeneye, a few Greater Scaup, Double-crested Cormorant, eight species of
gulls, Mew, Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Iceland (Thayer's),
Bonaparte's, and California (with the many Ring-billed and Herring Gulls),
and a Dunlin for a few days, were all mostly seen on Pueblo Reservoir.
Black and Say's Phoebes, Winter Wren, Gray Catbird, Swamp Sparrow (seen by
others), all below the dam in the Valco/Rock Canyon areas. A unexpected
bird was heard singing one time, below the dam last Sunday morning, the
bird has been looked for by many and still not seen. If it is seen, I'll
let the word out right away.

Other birds, along the river, east from Valco Bridge to nearly Dutch Clark
Stadium, the Western Tanager, Common Yellowthroat, Harris's Sparrow, 2
White-throated Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, a few Gray Catbirds, a few Hermit
Thrush (that keep avoiding me), Eastern Bluebirds, Rock Wren, many
Yellow-rumped Warblers, Swamp Sparrow.

On January 1st, in the foothills and mountains in Pueblo County, there were
a couple of Sage Thrashers, also Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks,
Cassin's Finches, a male Williamson's Sapsucker, Canyon Wren, Juniper
Titmouse, among other birds.

Good birding,

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/10/20 4:32 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Southeastern CO birds of late
Highlights of my current visit to the Lamar area since arriving late on January 4th:

Lamar Community College Woods (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (3, whole visit)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern, the 10th)
Spotted Towhee (1, the 6th)
Carolina Wren (1, the 10th)

Memorial Drive s of Lamar hospital (Prowers)
Eastern Bluebird (1 male, the 5th)

Prowers County roads e of Lamar have good numbers of Ferruginous Hawks and a few Golden Eagles, no Rough-legged Hawks that I could find. Very dry, apparently not a lot of small rodents, p-dogs doing OK.

John Martin Res (Bent)
Common Loon (1, the 6th)
Long-tailed Duck (1 on 6th, 2 on 8th)
Double-crested Cormorant (5 on 8th)
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) (1 first-winter on 6th)
Glaucous Gull (1 first-winter on 6th)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1a on both 6th and 8th)
Great Black-backed Gull (1a on 8th)
Merlin (1 prairie male on top of dam)
Bald Eagle (70+ on the 8th)

Hasty Campground/Lake Hasty (Bent)
Killdeer (3, on the 6th)
Northern Shrike (1i, on the 6th)
Loggerhead Shrike (1 on 6th, 2 on 8th)
Spotted Towhee (1 on 8th)
[Could NOT find Winter Wren, Eastern Bluebirds, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Rock Wren, Curve-billed Thrashers or Canyon Towhees seen during recent CBC).

Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area (Baca, all on 9th)
Ladderbacked Woodpecker (1)
Canyon Towhee (1)
Canyon Wren (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1m)
Sage Thrasher (1)
Spotted Towhee (2)
Mountain Bluebird (15)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (1)
Bewick’s Wren (1)

Cottonwood Canyon (all Baca except as noted, all on 9th)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (2 in Las Animas)
Ladderbacked Woodpecker (1 in Las Animas)
Spotted Towhee (2)
[Cassin’s Finch?, 1m, 2f or i, flew off before I could confirm, in a cottonwood tree where I have had them before in winter]
Merlin (1 prairie subsp.)
Bald Eagle (1 adult down over creek, surprising location)
American Robin (few thousand!) presumably getting juniper cones, sumac fruits and water
Mountain Bluebird (few hundred!)
Canyon Towhee (1)

Baca CR M west of US 287 (Baca)
Several Lapland Longspurs mixed in with Horned Larks, sometimes perching on wires, on the 9th.
Chihuahuan Raven (9 on 9th)

High Plains Snow Goose Festival fast approaching in early February.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins
(currently in Lamar thru about the 15th)






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Date: 1/10/20 1:13 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gulls at John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, CO
Birders,

I photographed this adult Great Blacked Gull towering above adjacent
cohorts (Herring Gulls) on January 10th, 2020. It was on an ice shelf
northeast of Clayton Point, about five miles west of the dam on the
north side of the reservoir. I did not give it a name.


Between the north side boat ramps, I photographed a first cycle Glaucous
Gull standing on a small ice shelf. From the dam, I photographed both an
adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and a first cycle Iceland (Thayer's) Gull
harassing Common Mergansers and Common Goldeneyes in small, temporary
holes in the ice as the ducks tried to feed.

Respectfully,

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO


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Date: 1/10/20 5:24 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 10, 2020
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



*PLEASE NOTE:** The number of well-meaning birders visiting the Boulder
address where two Varied Thrushes were reported this week has overwhelmed
the resident family and their dog. They again ask that birders no longer
visit. Please respect their wishes. Thank you.*

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Logan)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, *Jefferson, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams, *El Paso, *Jefferson)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Bent, Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Bent, Larimer, *Logan)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Lapland Longspur (*Logan)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (Bent)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (Bent)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora
Reservoir. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same
bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir
in early Dec.

—On Jan 7, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First reported
Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, a Glaucous Gull was observed at the western edge of John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson. On Jan 7, a Mew Gull was seen in the same area
and Long-tailed Ducks (2) were seen from the dam.

—On Jan 8, Nelson reported Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern
Cardinal near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 9, the continuing Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s North
Boat Ramp. Also seen Jan 8 at Marina Sandspit and Handicapped Fisherman
Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. It has been present and seen in both counties since at least Nov
8.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported at Memorial Park &
Prospect Lake by James McCall.

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 9, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Gregg Goodrich.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.

—On Jan 4, a Barrow’s Goldeneye was reported at Lake Arbor by Lisa
Villiere.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, the continuing adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported
in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins by Joey Negreann. Two males (adult
and immature) were reported Jan 7. The adult was first reported in mid-Nov
and the immature on Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Lapland Longspurs (12) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Glaucous Gulls (3) were reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Steve
Larson.

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 9, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 6, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

__________________________________________________


Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)




*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *Saturday, Jan 11
8 AM - 2 PM
Mark Amershek (email: <mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

______________________________________________



Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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303-885-6955

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Date: 1/9/20 2:08 pm
From: Steve Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Jumbo Res Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Hi All,
There were a few interesting birds on Jumbo yesterday. There is still some open water with a nice selection of waterfowl to sift through. There was one Greater White-fronted Goose hanging with Canada Geese. The Snow Goose numbers were about half of what they were on the Crook CBC probably about 40,000. There were THREE Glaucous gulls, Two nice adults and a first winter bird. Thayer's gulls were also present in good numbers, Six first year birds and two adults. An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull was also still there. The two Trumpeter Swans found on count were at the adjacent Red Lion SWA on a small patch of open water. I'm sure there could be other goodies there but the open area is rather difficult to see and masses of Snow Geese obscure a lot of the smaller birds. Well worth trying though.
Steve Larson

Northglenn, CO

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Date: 1/9/20 2:06 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Clarke’s Grebe & Long-tailed Duck South Platte Reservoir
The 2 Long-tailed Ducks and the Clarke’s Grebe continue on the South Platte
Reservoir this afternoon 1/9/2020. Distant digiscope photo.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63214150


Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/9/20 1:47 pm
From: 'Peter Ruprecht' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Yellow-bellied Sapsucker still present
Today I took a look for the rarities that had been reported along South Boulder Creek during the Boulder CBC.  The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was briefly out in the open on Old Tale Road a few houses south of Arapahoe.  However, there were no blackbirds of any kind, including Rusty, to be seen in the cattle pen along Cherryvale near S. Vale Rd. Baseline Res had a few Common Mergansers and Common Goldeneyes, and there was a Bald Eagle on the comm tower on Davidson Mesa south of Cherryvale.
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Date: 1/9/20 4:23 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 9, 2020
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



*PLEASE NOTE:** The number of well-meaning birders visiting the Boulder
address where two Varied Thrushes were reported this week has overwhelmed
the resident family and their dog. They again ask that birders no longer
visit. Please respect their wishes. Thank you.*

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (*Logan, Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, *Bent, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)

Mew Gull (*Bent, *Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (*Bent, Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Douglas, Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Harris’s Sparrow (*Bent)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (Pueblo)

Northern Cardinal (*Bent)
Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First
reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird reported first
at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec.

—On Jan 7, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. First reported
Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BENT COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, a Glaucous Gull was observed at the western edge of John Martin
Reservoir by Duane Nelson. On Jan 7, a Mew Gull was seen in the same area
and Long-tailed Ducks (2) were seen from the dam.

—On Jan 8, Nelson reported Harris’s Sparrows (2) and a female Northern
Cardinal near the junction of the Arkansas and Purgatoire rivers at the
west end of John Martin.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 8, a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit,
Handicapped Fisherman Platform and on the JeffCo side of the reservoir.
First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. It has been present and seen in both counties since at least Nov
8.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, the continuing BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported
Dec 20 by Amy Cervene.

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (2 males) were reported in Grandview
Cemetery in Fort Collins by John Shenot. Adult male, seen in pine near
maintenance shed in SE corner of cemetery, was first reported in mid-Nov.
Younger male, seen in pines between nearby golf course and south end of
park, was first reported Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



LOGAN COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, Trumpeter Swans (2) were reported at Red Lion SWA by Steve
Larson.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Trumpeter Swans (4 adult, 2 juvenile) were reported near Adobe
Creek National Golf Course in Fruita by Brenda Wineman.

—On Jan 6, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Jan 6, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 8, a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir - West Fishing Road
by Chris Knight and Brandon Percival.

—On Jan 8, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 1, a juvenile “Kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir - South Shore Marina. First reported Dec 26 by Brandon
Percival. Although no longer a separate species under American
Ornithological Society (now lumped with Thayer’s Gull), this bird is rare
in CO.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

__________________________________________________


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*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *Saturday, Jan 11
8 AM - 2 PM
Mark Amershek (email: <mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

______________________________________________



Good birding,



Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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Date: 1/8/20 5:12 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, CO
Birders,

John Martin Reservoir is huge, and birds seen one day may be impossible
to find in the same spot even hours later. I've been able to look at
parts of the reservoir on January 7th and 8th.

On January 7th, I observed both an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and
adult Mew Gull on the ice shelf on the western edge of the reservoir.
Neither were seen today, but an adult California Gull and a first-cycle
Glaucous Gull took their places. Two Long-tailed Ducks were seen from
the dam, just beyond the ice shelf on the 7th. With literally tens of
thousands of Snow and Ross' Geese, mergansers and goldeneyes, it is not
easy to find them.

Today, near the junctions of the Arkansas and Purgatoire Rivers, I
located one female Northern Cardinal, two Harris' Sparrows, and three
Lesser Goldfinches. This seems to be an extraordinary year for Lesser
Goldfinches wintering in SE Colorado, with birds seen on both the John
Martin Reservoir and Rocky Ford CBC's. Today's Lesser Goldfinches were a
couple of miles from where they were found on the CBC, indicating that
they may actually be far more widespread this winter.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 1/8/20 1:56 pm
From: elena <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater white fronted goose Dodd Reservoir Boulder
Currently looking at a greater white fronted goose with a lot of cackling geese on Dodd Reservoir off the Diagonal and Niwot Road.

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Date: 1/8/20 1:31 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Varied Thrush is off-limits
Cobirders,
I received another call from the Bocks about birders visiting their N
Boulder yard today. They are completely overwhelmed as is their dog.
Birders are behaving themselves but these poor people had no idea the
traffic this would generate. I'm sorry if you missed the bird on the first
day but PLEASE do not go back. We don't want birders to get a bad name.
I have suggested that they post signs or remove their feeders until the
bird(s) moves on. If you posted your sighting to eBird, I think it would
be appreciated if you change the location to a more generic, even
countywide location as I'm sure people are seeing your checklist on eBird
or getting eBird alerts and not reading COBirds.

Kind regards,
Chip Clouse (just the messenger, don't shoot!)
Golden

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Date: 1/8/20 11:55 am
From: Carl Starace <castarace...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder County Audubon Bird Walk to Allenspark, Sunday, January 12th
Birders, We will meet at 9am this Sunday at Sandstone Park in Lyons.
Carpool from there up to Allenspark. Please be mindful of the weather for
Lyons on Sunday and dress accordingly. Good Birding, Carl in Niwot

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Date: 1/8/20 3:39 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (Mesa)
Tundra Swan (Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas, *Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, *Douglas, *Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Northern Goshawk (Larimer)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Saguache)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, *Jefferson)

Winter Wren (El Paso, Pueblo)

Black Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (Douglas)

Common Yellowthroat (*Pueblo)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)



*NOTE:** The number of well-meaning birders visiting the Boulder
address where two Varied Thrushes were reported Jan 6 overwhelmed the
resident family and their dog. They have asked that birders no longer
visit. Please respect their wishes. Thank you.*



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Luke
Buckardt and Jen Ottinger. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This
may be the same bird reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at
Aurora Reservoir in early Dec.

—On Jan 7, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Jen
Ottinger. First reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. This bird has been present since at least Nov 8.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 7, a White-winged Scoter was reported at the North Boat Ramp at
Chatfield. On Jan 5, it was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit and
Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 7 a Pacific Loon was reported at the Marina Sandspit and on the
JeffCo side of Chatfield. It was previously seen at Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
Previously seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).

—On Jan 6, a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (2 males) were reported in Grandview
Cemetery in Fort Collins by John Shenot. Adult male, seen in pine near
maintenance shed in SE corner of cemetery, was first reported in mid-Nov.
Younger male, seen in pines between nearby golf course and south end of
park, was first reported Dec. 23 by Dave Leatherman.

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Trumpeter Swans (4 adult, 2 juvenile) were reported near Adobe
Creek National Golf Course in Fruita by Brenda Wineman.

—On Jan 6, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Jan 6, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.



PITKIN COUNTY:

—On Jan 1, a Black Rosy-Finch was reported at Snowmass Nature Center by
Rebecca Weiss.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Common Yellowthroat was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders.

—On Jan 7, a Western Tanager was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Jim
Merritt. Likely the same bird observed Jan 4 at nearby Pueblo West Gravel
Pit and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon Percival
and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 7, the Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina “tires.” Murray has spent 20-plus
years as a winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 1, a juvenile “Kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir - South Shore Marina. First reported Dec 26 by Brandon
Percival. Although no longer a separate species under American
Ornithological Society (now lumped with Thayer’s Gull), this bird is rare
in CO.



SAGUACHE COUNTY:

—On Jan 7, a Williamson’s Sapsucker was reported in South Crestone Creek
Park by Chris Chappell and Lynne Miller.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)



*Southwestern Metro Area*
Tuesday, Jan 7
7:30 AM - NOON
David Suddjian (email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)




*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *Saturday, Jan 11
8 AM - 2 PM
Mark Amershek (email: <mamershek...>; 303-329-8646)



*First Creek @ DEN Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)

______________________________________________



Good birding,

Patrick O’Driscoll, Denver

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303-885-6955

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Date: 1/7/20 7:40 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Varied Thrush - Now Off Limits
I received a call at work from the Bock's who are hosting the Varied
Thrush(es?) at 4200 Peach Way and they are overwhelmed. Their dog is not
handling the crowds well at all so they are asking that we do something to
nip this in the bud. Please, please honor their wishes and refrain from
visiting their neighborhood in search of visitors from the Pacific
northwest.

Thanks,
Chip Clouse
Home- Golden, CO
Work - Front Range Birding Company-Boulder

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Date: 1/7/20 7:32 pm
From: Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush, Boulder YES
Here's my Ebird checklist with photos.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63142675

Adrian Lakin
Mead, CO

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 4:58:00 PM UTC-7, Adrian Lakin
(<adrianlakin1...>) wrote:
>
> 2:45 to 3:05. The varied thrush reported yesterday continues in the same
> yard at the corner of Peach Way and Apple Way. It retreats into pine trees
> when spooked, but it posed nicely for me and I got some great pictures.

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Date: 1/7/20 4:30 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sapsucker holes, Sterne Park (Arapahoe county)
Hi all-
Birded Sterne Park hoping for perhaps Wood Duck to add to my year list (no luck). However, the park has several Austrian Pines, and they were covered in sap wells. Due to the size, amount, and spacing, it is the unmistakable work of a sapsucker. I think it being the metro area in winter, Yellow bellied is the most likely. Nothing big, I just wanted to share because in CO Yellow billed Sapsuckers are always a bit of a treat, but, also, since I was unable to find the actual bird, I wanted anyone who birds this park to be on the lookout.

Ben Sampson
Centennial, CO

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Date: 1/7/20 3:58 pm
From: Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied thrush, Boulder
Forgot to sign...

Adrian Lakin
Mead, CO

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Date: 1/7/20 3:58 pm
From: Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied Thrush, Boulder YES
2:45 to 3:05. The varied thrush reported yesterday continues in the same yard at the corner of Peach Way and Apple Way. It retreats into pine trees when spooked, but it posed nicely for me and I got some great pictures.

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Date: 1/7/20 2:24 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pygmy-Owl & Red Crossbills Douglas County
Today 1/7/2020 we had a Northern Pygmy-Owl at Hwy 67 and Rampart Range
road. It was down trail #787 on the SE corner of the parking lot. The eBird
list below has a recording of the Red Crossbills that were agitated by the
Owl, plus photos of each.

This lot is good for crossbills and other mountain species. We were lucky
descending the trail that the Red Crossbills and Pygmy Nuthatches were very
disturbed by the Northern Pygmy-Owl, thus giving away it’s location. Hear
the very fast pace of the Red Crossbill (type 2) calls on the recording in
the list.

This parking lot is good in the winter because very few ATV’s use it at
this time of year. Forget it in the summer. Way to much noise from the
machines.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63135083

Thanks
Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 1/7/20 12:38 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery (LARIMER) - 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers still present
I saw both male sapsuckers this afternoon. One on golf course pines as reported by other birders, but second was in pine near maintenance shed in SE corner, not near entrance as previously reported. Second looked like same bird I and others have seen near entrance- I doubt there are 3 of them here!

John Shenot
Fort Collins

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Date: 1/7/20 9:41 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Rawhide Viewing Area Access
Birders
FYI, here is the response I got from the environmental guy at Rawhide Power Plant/Hamilton Reservoir north of Fort Collins.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "O'Brien, Mike" <OBrienM...><mailto:<OBrienM...>>
Date: January 7, 2020 at 8:12:51 AM MST
To: "<DALEATHERMAN...><mailto:<DALEATHERMAN...>" <DALEATHERMAN...><mailto:<DALEATHERMAN...>>
Subject: Rawhide Viewing Area Access

Good Morning,
Concerning your questions regarding access to the viewer overlook at Rawhide. When the gate is closed there is no access allowed to the overlook area. It is usually closed due to weather related issues for public safety and its monitored by camera so if security sees anyone out there they will come and chase you off. Lately it has been closed due to snow drifts. If you want to check if the overlook is closed before coming out here contact Rawhide Security at 229-1776.
Happy Birding.

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Date: 1/6/20 11:30 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Patrick O’Driscoll, <patodrisk...>

303-885-6955



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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

___________________________________________________________



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Trumpeter Swan (*Mesa)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas/Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams)

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)

Dunlin (*Mesa, Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”) (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (*Larimer)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas, *Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Northern Goshawk (Larimer)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Winter Wren (*El Paso, *Pueblo)

Varied Thrush (*Boulder)

Black Rosy-Finch (*Pitkin)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (*Douglas)

Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

—On Jan 4, Barrow’s Goldeneyes (2) were reported on the South Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Long-tailed Ducks (2) were reported at South Platte Reservoir by
Brian Johnson.

—On Jan 5, a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Joey
Kellner. First reported Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This may be the same bird
reported first at Cherry Creek SP on Nov 8, then at Aurora Reservoir in
early Dec.

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Joey
Kellner. First reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.



BOULDER COUNTY:

— On Jan 6, Varied Thrushes (2) were reported by a North Boulder resident
at feeders in his front yard. Birders are welcome to view the birds, which
have visited in recent days, at 4200 Peace Way, near 27th and Jay Road.
Park on the street and try to view first from vehicle. Best sightings are
in morning after resident brings out his feeders, which he takes inside
overnight because of marauding raccoons. Later on Jan 6, one male was
observed by Stephen Chang.

—On Jan 5, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported Dec
15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Rusty Blackbirds (4) were reported at Chatfield SP - Plum Creek
Nature Area by Gregg Goodrich. First reported Jan 5 by Kenneth Wat.

—On Jan 5, a Red-necked Grebe was seen off Chatfield Reservoir’s Marina
Sandspit. This bird has been present since at least Nov 8.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 5, a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield’s Marina
Sandspit. It was also seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported Nov 29 by Joey Kellner.

—On Jan 5 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield’s Marina Sandspit. It
was previously reported at the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



EL PASO COUNTY:

—On Jan 5, a Winter Wren was reported at Fountain Creek RP - Nature
Center/Cattail Marsh by Tim Leppek.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported Dec 20 by Amy
Cervene.

—On Jan 5, a Pacific Loon was reported at Standley Lake Park - north shore
by Donna Stumpp.

—On Jan 3, a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in
Lakewood. Seen along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yards downstream from junction creek and trail from parking lot. First
reported Dec 22 by Chris Wood. First county record for this species. NOTE:
Fee-only entry via daily or annual Lakewood city pass (not a state park).



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Jan. 6, a Glaucous Gull was reported at Warren Lake by Josh Breuning.

—On Jan 2, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (young male) was reported between
Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins and adjacent City Park Nine golf course.
First reported Dec 23 by Dave Leatherman, it was last seen south of the
Trolley House (east of cemetery entrance) in a medium-sized hybrid maple
tagged with a white “Pacific Sunset Maple” marker. A second YBSA (adult
male), last reported Dec 30, is likely a bird seen periodically in the
cemetery since mid-Nov and reported Dec 14 by Fawn Simmons on the Fort
Collins CBC. The adult bird has favored Austrian pines near the portable
toilet along the cemetery south boundary road, often retreating to a large
cottonwood to the east.

—On Jan 1, a GYRFALCON was seen near Larimer County Landfill in Fort
Collins. First reported Nov 3 by Robert Beauchamp, in same location where a
Gyrfalcon spent much of winter 2019. *Please post updates to COB**irds**.*



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, Trumpeter Swans (4 adult, 2 juvenile) were reported near Adobe
Creek National Golf Course in Fruita by Brenda Wineman.

—On Jan 6, a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon SWA on the Colorado
River. First reported Dec 28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Jan 6, a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.



PITKIN COUNTY:

—On Jan 1, a Black Rosy-Finch was reported at Snowmass Nature Center by
Rebecca Weiss.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Winter Wren was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by several
birders. First reported Jan. 4.

—On Jan 6, a Great Black-backed Gull known as “Murray” was reported at
Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore Marina. Murray has spent 20-plus years as a
winter resident of Lake Pueblo SP.

—On Jan 5, a Long-tailed duck was reported on Pueblo Reservoir by Alan
Ketcham.

—On Jan 4, a Western Tanager was observed at Pueblo West pit on Arkansas
River and at Pueblo Nature Center. First reported Jan. 2 by Brandon
Percival and Chris Knight.

—On Jan 4, a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina. First reported Dec 14 by Elaine Wagner.

—On Jan 4, a Dunlin was reported on the Pueblo Reservoir - South Shore
Marina “tires.” First reported Dec 31 by Paul Hurtado.

—On Jan 1, a juvenile “Kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir - South Shore Marina. First reported Dec 26 by Brandon
Percival. Although no longer a separate species under American
Ornithological Society (now lumped with Thayer’s Gull), this bird is rare
in CO.



WELD COUNTY:

—On Jan 6, a Tundra Swan was reported in the 1200 block of East Eighth
Street in Greeley by Brad Benter.

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Date: 1/6/20 9:47 pm
From: Stephen Chang <srchang92...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush - Boulder Cnty
I checked in on this location around 3:12 PM and viewed briefly one male
Varied Thrush under the feeders. I didn't find a second bird, but was only
able to walk around the area for 15 minutes. The bird flew Northeast
towards a house with some tall spruce trees.

Stephen Chang
Boulder

On Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00:43 PM UTC-7, Chip Clouse wrote:
>
> COBirders,
> We just had a gentleman bring in photos of a Varied Thrush he has had at
> his feeders in N Boulder over the past few days. He said there are 2 of
> them.
> I asked if it was OK to let birders know and he said yes. The feeders are
> in the front yard and the bird(s) have been seen more in the mornings after
> he brings his feeders back out. His nocturnal marauding raccoons are the
> reason for bringing his feeders in at night.
> The address is 4200 Peach Way, near 47th and Jay Rd. As usual, park on
> the street, maybe try from your vehicle first, and be the good neighbor
> that I know all COBirders can be.
>
> Good luck,
> Chip Clouse
> Golden
> (Currently at the Front Range Birding Company-Boulder)
>

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Date: 1/6/20 1:00 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied Thrush - Boulder Cnty
COBirders,
We just had a gentleman bring in photos of a Varied Thrush he has had at
his feeders in N Boulder over the past few days. He said there are 2 of
them.
I asked if it was OK to let birders know and he said yes. The feeders are
in the front yard and the bird(s) have been seen more in the mornings after
he brings his feeders back out. His nocturnal marauding raccoons are the
reason for bringing his feeders in at night.
The address is 4200 Peach Way, near 47th and Jay Rd. As usual, park on the
street, maybe try from your vehicle first, and be the good neighbor that I
know all COBirders can be.

Good luck,
Chip Clouse
Golden
(Currently at the Front Range Birding Company-Boulder)

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Date: 1/6/20 10:42 am
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] December 2019 Birds Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond


December 2019 Birds Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond


Yard area was mostly devoid of birds from late November to late December,
presumably because of the wet year of 2019 that produced a lot of seed and
cone crops so there was a lot of natural food available. The "regulars"
started to return to the yard area in late December.


Downy Woodpecker-

Ute Valley park on 11-28, drumming


Clark’s Nutcracker-

Ute Pass Trail on 12-7

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8

Mule Creek Trail on 12-21

Signal Butte Area on 12-22


Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

Ute Valley Park on 11-28

Ute Pass Trail on 12-7


Townsend’s Solitaire-

Ute Valley park on 11-28, calling

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8, calling


Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1F on 12-15, 1 on 12-14, 12-1, 12-21, 12-19

Mule Creek Trail on 12-21

Ute Valley on 11-28

Ute Pass Trail on 12-7

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8, 12-15


White-breasted Nuthatch- 1 on 12-9, 12-6, 12-8


Brown Creeper-

Ute Pass Trail on 12-7

Mule Creek Trail on 12-21


Spotted Towhee-

Ute Valley park on 11-28, calling


Dark-eyed Junco-

Pink-sided- 1 on 12-15, 12-14, 4 on 12-12, 1 on 12-9, 2 on 12-6, 1 on
12-18, 12-22, 12-21, 12-19

Slate-colored- 2 on 12-6, 1 on 12-19

White-winged- 1 on 12-19


Evening Grosbeak- Flock flyover of 26 on 12-12

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8, flock of about 40, a few on 12-15


Pine Siskin- 1 on 12-8, 3 on 12-18

Ute Pass Trail on 12-7


House Finch- 5 on 12-15


Red Crossbill- A few on 12-9, 12-5, 12-3, 12-1, 12-21

Crystal Res., 12-3

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8, many, 15 on 12-15

Mule Creek Trail on 12-21

Signal Butte Area on 12-22



Abert’s Squirrel-

Lovell Gulch Trail on 12-8



Joe LaFleur

Woodland Park, Teller County, 8500 feet

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Date: 1/6/20 8:01 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ross's and Greater White-fronted Goose/Weld
Hi all

Yesterday at Frederick Recreation Area I had three Ross's Goose and one
dark morph Snow Goose. Could not relocate Long-tailed Duck. At Windsor Lake
I had a Greater White-fronted Goose. Frederick, Windsor and Woods lake had
large open waters and many, many ducks and geese (five species) ... and
some interested Bald Eagles watching the birds.

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

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Date: 1/5/20 11:04 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, January 5, 2020
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Ira Sanders zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

303-278-7172



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Adams)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas/Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck continues to be seen in multiple counties. You can search
with eBird’s “Explorer” menu in your preferred county for any recent
sightings.

Red-necked Grebe (*Douglas/Jefferson, *Pueblo)

Dunlin (*Mesa, *Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”)(Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, *Douglas/Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Northern Goshawk (Arapahoe, Larimer)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Boulder, Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Douglas)

Black Rosy-Finch (w/mixed Rosy-Finch flock) (Fremont)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (Garfield, Jefferson)

Western Tanager (Pueblo)



ADAMS COUNTY:

--On Jan 4 a pair of Barrow’s Goldeneye were found on the Platte River
south of 88th and Colorado by Bill Fink.

--On Jan 5, Tim Smart reports 92 Bald Eagles at Barr Lake. On Jan 4,
Sanders counted 55.



ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

--On Dec 29 a Northern Goshawk was seen near Holly and Orchard by Jon
Green. No other details were given.

—On Jan 3 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was
first reported on Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This might be the same bird
first reported Nov 8 at Cherry Creek SP, then at Aurora Reservoir in early
Dec.

—On Jan 5 a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was first
reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Jan 5 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported on
Dec 15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 Nine Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches were reported at Roxborough SP -
South Rim Trail by Carl Lundblad.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD SP RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 5 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP Marina
Sandspit; also seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported on Nov 29 by Joey Keller.

—On Jan 5 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit;
previously reported from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported on Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



FREMONT COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 thirty-six Black Rosy-Finches were reported at Royal Gorge
Park-Nature Center by Joel Adams. Also observed in the same flock were two
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Dec 28 four Rusty Blackbirds were reported in Carbondale at Delany
Nature Park, in the ditches with running water. First reported Dec 21 by
Jason Gregg.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 5 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported by Amy
Cervene on Dec 20.

—On Jan 3 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
It was observed along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yds downstream from where trail from parking lot meets creek. First
reported by Chris Wood on Dec 22. This is a first County Record for this
species. Note, this location requires a fee via Daily or Annual Pass (Not
covered by State Park Pass).

—On Dec 29 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park. First
reported Dec 23 by Robert Raker.

--On Jan 5 a Red-necked Grebe was seen again off the Marina Sandspit. This
bird has been present since at least Nov 8.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 (the young male was seen again Jan 2) two Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers were reported in Fort Collins at Grandview Cemetery. One is a
young male and has been reported south of the Trolley House several times
in different trees. Last reported by Dave Leatherman “in a medium-sized
deciduous tree due south of the Trolley House out on City Park Nine golf
course. This tree has a white tag on the north side about 7 feet up that
identifies it as a tree I've never heard of called "Pacific Sunset Maple".
This is a hybrid between *Acer platanoides* (Norway maple, a widely planted
native of Europe) and *A. truncatum* (Shantung maple, native to northern
China). The tag also says it is the horticultural variety called
"Warrenred".

The Trolley House is the westernmost building on the south side of Mountain
Avenue just east of the cemetery entrance. There is an east-west row of 10
or so Scots Pines that runs from the sw corner of the building w toward the
golf course. It seems the bird spends a lot of time in those pines and
retreats out into deciduous trees on the golf course (between the Trolley
House and the softball fields to the south). This young male was first
reported by Dave Leatherman on Dec 23.



The other Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is an adult that favors Austrian pines
just east of the gray portapotty midway along the southern cemetery
boundary road and often retreats to the big cottonwood just east of the
pines. This adult male is probably the same bird reported by Fawn Simmons
on FC CBC, Dec 14 and seen periodically in the cemetery since mid November.



—On Jan 1 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW
Fort Collins. First reported by Robert Beauchamp on Nov 3. This is the
same location a Gyrfalcon spent much of last winter. Please post updates
to COBirds.

--On Jan 2 an adult Northern Goshawk was observed and photographed by Dave
Leatherman at Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins.





MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 4 a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported on Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Jan 4 a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area on
the shoreline of a gravel bar on the Colorado River. First reported Dec
28 by Douglas Diekman.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 1 a juvenile “kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir at South Shore Marina. It was first reported by Brandon Percival
on Dec 26. Although it’s no longer recognized as its own species by the
AOU, and has been combined with Thayer’s Gull, it is rare in CO.

—A Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last twenty something winters
at Lake Pueblo (nicknamed “Murray”) is here again. See eBird for most
recent sighting (Jan 4)

--On Jan 4 a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina.
It was first seen by Elaine Wagner on Dec 14.

--On Jan 4 a Western Tanager was seen again at the West pit and Pueblo
Nature Center. It was found by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight near the
Pueblo West pit along the Arkansas River on Jan 2. It may be the same bird
seen in November.

—On Jan 4 a Dunlin was seen at the South Marina at Pueblo Reservoir on the
tires. It was first found by Paul Hertado Dec 31.



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*Southwestern Metro Are*a
Tuesday, January 7
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)




*South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 *Saturday, January 11
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mark Amershek (Email: mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646)

*First Creek at Denver Open Space*

Sunday, January, 12

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patrick O’Driscoll (Email: patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955)







Good birding,

Ira Sanders Golden

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Date: 1/5/20 10:53 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] N. Goshawk, Arapahoe
This may be the same one I had in my yard, sitting on my feeder, 5/12/17
(photo, but not attached to this email). My residence then was two blocks
south of Orchard, halfway between Colorado Blvd and Holly.

Karl Stecher
Aurora/Arapahoe




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From: "Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 2:30 AM
To: <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] N. Goshawk, Arapahoe
Jon Green sent a picture of a N. Goshawk that he saw near Holly & Orchard
on Dec. 29. Not, unfortunately, in the Denver Urban CBC circle, but near
where some of you hotshots live.

Hugh

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Date: 1/4/20 10:15 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 4, 2020
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Ira Sanders zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

303-278-7172



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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



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



BRANT (Jefferson)

White-winged Scoter (Douglas/Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck continues to be seen in multiple counties. You can search
with eBird’s “Explorer” menu in your preferred county for any recent
sightings.

Red-necked Grebe (Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”)(Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas/Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe)

Northern Goshawk (*Arapahoe, *Larimer)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Douglas)

Black Rosy-Finch (w/mixed Rosy-Finch flock) (Fremont)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (Garfield, Jefferson)

Wilson’s Warbler (Mesa)

Western Tanager (Pueblo)





ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

--On Dec 29 a Northern Goshawk was seen near Holly and Orchard by Jon
Green. No other details were given.

—On Jan 2 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was
first reported on Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This might be the same bird
first reported Nov 8 at Cherry Creek SP, then at Aurora Reservoir in early
Dec.

—On Jan 2 a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was first
reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported on
Dec 15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 Nine Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches were reported at Roxborough SP -
South Rim Trail by Carl Lundblad.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD SP RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 3 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP Marina
Sandspit; previously seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported on Nov 29 by Joey Keller.

—On Jan 3 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit;
previously reported from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported on Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



FREMONT COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 thirty-six Black Rosy-Finches were reported at Royal Gorge
Park-Nature Center by Joel Adams. Also observed in the same flock were two
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

—On Dec 26 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the Canyon City Riverwalk -Sell
Lake to Raynolds Ave. First reported on Dec 21 by Brandon Percival..



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Dec 28 four Rusty Blackbirds were reported in Carbondale at Delany
Nature Park, in the ditches with running water. First reported Dec 21 by
Jason Gregg.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 3 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported by Amy
Cervene on Dec 20.

—On Jan 3 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
It was observed along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yds downstream from where trail from parking lot meets creek. First
reported by Chris Wood on Dec 22. This is a first County Record for this
species. Note, this location requires a fee via Daily or Annual Pass (Not
covered by State Park Pass).

—On Dec 29 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park. First
reported Dec 23 by Robert Raker.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 (the young male was seen again Jan 2) two Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers were reported in Fort Collins at Grandview Cemetery. One is a
young male and has been reported south of the Trolley House several times
in different trees. Last reported by Dave Leatherman “in a medium-sized
deciduous tree due south of the Trolley House out on City Park Nine golf
course. This tree has a white tag on the north side about 7 feet up that
identifies it as a tree I've never heard of called "Pacific Sunset Maple".
This is a hybrid between *Acer platanoides* (Norway maple, a widely planted
native of Europe) and *A. truncatum* (Shantung maple, native to northern
China). The tag also says it is the horticultural variety called
"Warrenred".

The Trolley House is the westernmost building on the south side of Mountain
Avenue just east of the cemetery entrance. There is an east-west row of 10
or so Scots Pines that runs from the sw corner of the building w toward the
golf course. It seems the bird spends a lot of time in those pines and
retreats out into deciduous trees on the golf course (between the Trolley
House and the softball fields to the south). This young male was first
reported by Dave Leatherman on Dec 23.



The other Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is an adult that favors Austrian pines
just east of the gray portapotty midway along the southern cemetery
boundary road and often retreats to the big cottonwood just east of the
pines. This adult male is probably the same bird reported by Fawn Simmons
on FC CBC, Dec 14 and seen periodically in the cemetery since mid November.



—On Jan 1 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW
Fort Collins. First reported by Robert Beauchamp on Nov 3. This is the
same location a Gyrfalcon spent much of last winter. Please post updates
to COBirds.

--On Jan 2 an adult Northern Goshawk was observed and photographed by Dave
Leatherman at Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins.





MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 2 a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported on Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Dec 30 a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area
on the shoreline of a gravel bar on the Colorado River. First reported Dec
28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Dec 27 a Wilson’s Warbler was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife Area,
in willows along the Colorado River, by Mike Henwood.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 1 a juvenile “kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir at South Shore Marina. It was first reported by Brandon Percival
on Dec 26. Although it’s no longer recognized as its own species by the
AOU, and has been combined with Thayer’s Gull, it is rare in CO.

—A Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last twenty something winters
at Lake Pueblo (nicknamed “Murray”) is here again. See COBirds for most
recent sighting (Jan 3)

--On Jan 3 a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir State Wildlife
Area, Southside. It was first seen by Elaine Wagner on Dec 14.

--On Jan 2 a Western Tanager was found by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight
near the Pueblo West pit along the Arkansas River. It may be the same bird
seen in November.

—On Jan 3 a Dunlin was seen at the South Marina at Pueblo Reservoir on the
tires. It was first found by Paul Hertado Dec 31.



It's Christmas Bird Count time across Colorado, between Dec 14 & Jan 5.



Please help out and sign up for one or more of these CBCs!

For a clickable map of Colorado's counts with registration/location
details, go to
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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)





*Denver City Park (Denver County)*

Sunday, January 5

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)



*Southwestern Metro Are*a
Tuesday, January 7
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)





Good birding,

Ira Sanders Golden

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Date: 1/4/20 11:21 am
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
It's not 'cobrc,' It's "cbrc.org. I got to it by going to cfobirds.org,
and clicking on bird records, or you can go direct. There's a link to fill
out a report right there.

Dave Cameron
Denver


On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 9:04:41 AM UTC-7, birderbob wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I’ve been instructed to fill out a Rare Bird Alert Form to report hearing
> a No. Saw Whet Owl at Washington Park (Denver County) during Urban CBC
> count on Jan 1st.
>
> I haven’t had need, or opportunity to fill out one of these forms since
> 2009, so it’s been a while. . .
>
> I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home
> page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I
> no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our
> counting paperwork.
>
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help.
>
> Happy 2020
>
> Bob
>

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Date: 1/4/20 10:19 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] N. Goshawk, Arapahoe
Jon Green sent a picture of a N. Goshawk that he saw near Holly & Orchard on Dec. 29. Not, unfortunately, in the Denver Urban CBC circle, but near where some of you hotshots live.

Hugh

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Date: 1/4/20 9:54 am
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
It's not 'cobrc,' It's "cbrc.org. I got to it by going to cfobirds.org,
and clicking on bird records, or you can go direct. There's a link to fill
out a report right there.

Dave Cameron
Denver



On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:27:21 AM UTC-7, birderbob wrote:
>
> “I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home
> page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I
> no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our
> counting paperwork.”
> The “link” on the CFO page for reporting rarities takes me here, to the
> discussion board. The quick-links on the bottom of the page are not
> working for me.
> I’m using an iPad if that makes a difference.

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Date: 1/4/20 9:27 am
From: birderbob <birderbob...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
“I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our counting paperwork.”
The “link” on the CFO page for reporting rarities takes me here, to the discussion board. The quick-links on the bottom of the page are not working for me.
I’m using an iPad if that makes a difference.

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Date: 1/4/20 8:50 am
From: Peter Burke <peterburke...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
COBirders,

The CFO website is cobirds.org !

Autocorrect wants that to be cowbirds.org ...sorry for the typo!

Peter

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 9:34 AM Peter Burke <peterburke...> wrote:

> Bob,
> Great find and glad you reached out. Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO)
> is also home to the Colorado Rare Birds Committee (CBRC). You can find a
> link to the CBRC website from the CFO site cowbirds.org, or you can go
> directly to cobrc.org.
>
> The CBRC site includes a list of species that should be formally
> documented by county, so you can quickly check if Northern Saw-Whet Owl
> sightings for your area meet this threshold.
>
> For anyone birding in Colorado, it is a good idea to familiarize oneself
> with what is considered rare for your home county, and if you do find a
> rare bird, please take the time to document your find!
>
> Happy New Year and good birding,
>
> Peter Burke
> Niwot, CO
>
> On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 9:04 AM birderbob <birderbob...> wrote:
>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I’ve been instructed to fill out a Rare Bird Alert Form to report hearing
>> a No. Saw Whet Owl at Washington Park (Denver County) during Urban CBC
>> count on Jan 1st.
>>
>> I haven’t had need, or opportunity to fill out one of these forms since
>> 2009, so it’s been a while. . .
>>
>> I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home
>> page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I
>> no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our
>> counting paperwork.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help.
>>
>> Happy 2020
>>
>> Bob
>>
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>>
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>
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Date: 1/4/20 8:34 am
From: Peter Burke <peterburke...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
Bob,
Great find and glad you reached out. Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO) is
also home to the Colorado Rare Birds Committee (CBRC). You can find a link
to the CBRC website from the CFO site cowbirds.org, or you can go directly
to cobrc.org.

The CBRC site includes a list of species that should be formally documented
by county, so you can quickly check if Northern Saw-Whet Owl sightings for
your area meet this threshold.

For anyone birding in Colorado, it is a good idea to familiarize oneself
with what is considered rare for your home county, and if you do find a
rare bird, please take the time to document your find!

Happy New Year and good birding,

Peter Burke
Niwot, CO

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 9:04 AM birderbob <birderbob...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I’ve been instructed to fill out a Rare Bird Alert Form to report hearing
> a No. Saw Whet Owl at Washington Park (Denver County) during Urban CBC
> count on Jan 1st.
>
> I haven’t had need, or opportunity to fill out one of these forms since
> 2009, so it’s been a while. . .
>
> I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home
> page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I
> no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our
> counting paperwork.
>
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help.
>
> Happy 2020
>
> Bob
>
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Date: 1/4/20 8:04 am
From: birderbob <birderbob...>
Subject: [cobirds] Where can i find the Rare Bird Alert Form?
Hello All,

I’ve been instructed to fill out a Rare Bird Alert Form to report hearing a
No. Saw Whet Owl at Washington Park (Denver County) during Urban CBC count
on Jan 1st.

I haven’t had need, or opportunity to fill out one of these forms since
2009, so it’s been a while. . .

I haven’t been able to find a workable link or quick-link on the CFO home
page. Also, if available, I need an interactive electronic format since I
no longer use a printer (and Hugh Kingery has requested a copy with our
counting paperwork.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help.

Happy 2020

Bob

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Date: 1/3/20 8:43 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 3, 2020
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Ira Sanders zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

303-278-7172



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas/Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck continues to be seen in multiple counties. You can search
with eBird’s “Explorer” menu in your preferred county for any recent
sightings.

Red-necked Grebe (*Pueblo)

Dunlin (Mesa, *Pueblo)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”)(*Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, *Douglas/Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Larimer)

GYRFALCON (*Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, *Jefferson)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Douglas)

Black Rosy-Finch (w/mixed Rosy-Finch flock) (Fremont)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (Garfield, Jefferson)

Wilson’s Warbler (Mesa)

Western Tanager (*Pueblo)





ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Jan 2 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was
first reported on Dec 29 by Steve Mlodinow. This might be the same bird
first reported Nov 8 at Cherry Creek SP, then at Aurora Reservoir in early
Dec.

—On Jan 2 a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir. It was first
reported Dec 26 by Cynthia Kristensen.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported on
Dec 15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 Nine Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches were reported at Roxborough SP -
South Rim Trail by Carl Lundblad.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD SP RESERVOIR):

—On Jan 3 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP Marina
Sandspit; previously seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported on Nov 29 by Joey Keller.

—On Jan 3 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit;
previously reported from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported on Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.



FREMONT COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 thirty-six Black Rosy-Finches were reported at Royal Gorge
Park-Nature Center by Joel Adams. Also observed in the same flock were two
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

—On Dec 26 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the Canyon City Riverwalk -Sell
Lake to Raynolds Ave. First reported on Dec 21 by Brandon Percival..



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Dec 28 four Rusty Blackbirds were reported in Carbondale at Delany
Nature Park, in the ditches with running water. First reported Dec 21 by
Jason Gregg.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 3 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported by Amy
Cervene on Dec 20.

—On Jan 3 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.
It was observed along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, about 150
yds downstream from where trail from parking lot meets creek. First
reported by Chris Wood on Dec 22. This is a first County Record for this
species. Note, this location requires a fee via Daily or Annual Pass (Not
covered by State Park Pass).

—On Dec 29 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park. First
reported Dec 23 by Robert Raker.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were reported in Fort Collins at
Grandview Cemetery. One is a young male and has been reported south of the
Trolley House several times in different trees. Last reported by Dave
Leatherman “in a medium-sized deciduous tree due south of the Trolley
House out on City Park Nine golf course. This tree has a white tag on the
north side about 7 feet up that identifies it as a tree I've never heard of
called "Pacific Sunset Maple". This is a hybrid between *Acer
platanoides* (Norway
maple, a widely planted native of Europe) and *A. truncatum* (Shantung
maple, native to northern China). The tag also says it is the
horticultural variety called "Warrenred".

The Trolley House is the westernmost building on the south side of Mountain
Avenue just east of the cemetery entrance. There is an east-west row of 10
or so Scots Pines that runs from the sw corner of the building w toward the
golf course. It seems the bird spends a lot of time in those pines and
retreats out into deciduous trees on the golf course (between the Trolley
House and the softball fields to the south). This young male was first
reported by Dave Leatherman on Dec 23.



The other Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is an adult that favors Austrian pines
just east of the gray portapotty midway along the southern cemetery
boundary road and often retreats to the big cottonwood just east of the
pines. This adult male is probably the same bird reported by Fawn Simmons
on FC CBC, Dec 14 and seen periodically in the cemetery since mid November.



—On Jan 1 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW
Fort Collins. First reported by Robert Beauchamp on Nov 3. This is the
same location a Gyrfalcon spent much of last winter. Please post updates
to COBirds.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Jan 2 a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported on Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Dec 30 a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area
on the shoreline of a gravel bar on the Colorado River. First reported Dec
28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Dec 27 a Wilson’s Warbler was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife Area,
in willows along the Colorado River, by Mike Henwood.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Jan 1 a juvenile “kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir at South Shore Marina. It was first reported by Brandon Percival
on Dec 26. Although it’s no longer recognized as its own species by the
AOU, and has been combined with Thayer’s Gull, it is rare in CO.

—A Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last twenty something winters
at Lake Pueblo (nicknamed “Murray”) is here again. See COBirds for most
recent sighting (Jan 3)

--On Jan 3 a Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pueblo Reservoir State Wildlife
Area, Southside. It was first seen by Elaine Wagner on Dec 14.

--On Jan 2 a Western Tanager was found by Brandon Percival and Chris Knight
near the Pueblo West pit along the Arkansas River. It may be the same bird
seen in November.

—On Jan 3 a Dunlin was seen at the South Marina at Pueblo Reservoir on the
tires. It was first found by Paul Hertado Dec 31.



It's Christmas Bird Count time across Colorado, between Dec 14 & Jan 5.



Please help out and sign up for one or more of these CBCs!

For a clickable map of Colorado's counts with registration/location
details, go to
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Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)





*Denver City Park (Denver County)*

Sunday, January 5

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)



*Southwestern Metro Are*a
Tuesday, January 7
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)





Good birding,

Ira Sanders Golden

Zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

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Date: 1/3/20 2:22 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Western Tanager in Pueblo Jan 2nd
Hi Brandon

I was just forwarded this article perhaps "it is to blame" for the tanager
;-)

- Phenology of nocturnal avian migration has shifted at the continental
scale <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191216173647.htm>

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

On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 3:43:43 PM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
>
> Chris Knight and I were birding along the Arkansas River, near the Pueblo
> West pit, Pueblo County early this afternoon, and we were shocked to find a
> WESTERN TANAGER. This would be the 1st sighting in the Pueblo Area, during
> the winter season. I was able to get photos. It could have been the same
> bird, seen in this area, back in November, though it hasn't been seen for a
> while, if it is the same bird.
>
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
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Date: 1/3/20 10:35 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hybrid goose at St. Vrain SP, Weld Co.
I'm not sure what type of hybrid this goose is, although Steve Mlodinow may have seen the same bird on an earlier date. He ID'd his as Snow x Cackling.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S62786339

Also, any idea on the gull?

Susan Rosine
Brighton, Adams

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Date: 1/3/20 8:43 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
European Starling - 2

On Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:39:44 AM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Townsend's Solitaire - 3
>
> On Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:51:03 AM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Great weather for us out in Stoneham for this CBC. We had gracious and
>> appreciative hosts at the Pawnee Station Cafe in New Raymer. We promoted
>> the concept of Christmas Bird Counts to the locals and energy sector
>> workers, too. We also got to meet some of the local ranchers/farmers while
>> out in the field and some providing access to quality bird habitat which
>> most certainly increased our count efforts. The Horned Lark (and Lapland
>> Longspur) population are far greater in the east section of PNG versus the
>> west, tally for both here dominated what was seen on Nunn CBC. It was
>> mentioned by all whether on the count or en route to the count the lack of
>> overall raptor #s and species in area--there were plenty of food (birds and
>> prairie dogs) around and perching opportunity--but we got our fair share.
>> All teams had Lapland Longspur. Apparently, we drove right by a perched
>> Long-eared Owl that another team had just picked up when we crossed paths
>> :-( Overall, fun CBC had by all. About a half-day event for interested
>> participants next year. The crow was surprising (for me).
>>
>> First annual Pawnee National Grassland-East CBC birds:
>>
>> - Northern Harrier - 4
>> - Rough-legged Hawk - 2
>> - Ferruginous Hawk - 2
>> - UNID buteo - 1
>> - Long-eared Owl - 2
>> - Prairie Falcon - 4
>> - American Crow - 1
>> - Horned Lark - 3,092
>> - Townsend's Solitaire - 1
>> - American Robin - 1
>> - House Sparrow - 12
>> - House Finch - 4
>> - Lapland Longspur - 68
>> - American Tree Sparrow - 1
>> - Dark-eyed Junco - 16
>> - Song Sparrow - 1
>> - Golden Eagle - 1
>> - Rock Pigeon - 9
>> - Great Horned Owl - 1
>> - Northern Shrike - 1
>>
>> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>>
>>

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Date: 1/3/20 8:39 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
Townsend's Solitaire - 3

On Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:51:03 AM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Great weather for us out in Stoneham for this CBC. We had gracious and
> appreciative hosts at the Pawnee Station Cafe in New Raymer. We promoted
> the concept of Christmas Bird Counts to the locals and energy sector
> workers, too. We also got to meet some of the local ranchers/farmers while
> out in the field and some providing access to quality bird habitat which
> most certainly increased our count efforts. The Horned Lark (and Lapland
> Longspur) population are far greater in the east section of PNG versus the
> west, tally for both here dominated what was seen on Nunn CBC. It was
> mentioned by all whether on the count or en route to the count the lack of
> overall raptor #s and species in area--there were plenty of food (birds and
> prairie dogs) around and perching opportunity--but we got our fair share.
> All teams had Lapland Longspur. Apparently, we drove right by a perched
> Long-eared Owl that another team had just picked up when we crossed paths
> :-( Overall, fun CBC had by all. About a half-day event for interested
> participants next year. The crow was surprising (for me).
>
> First annual Pawnee National Grassland-East CBC birds:
>
> - Northern Harrier - 4
> - Rough-legged Hawk - 2
> - Ferruginous Hawk - 2
> - UNID buteo - 1
> - Long-eared Owl - 2
> - Prairie Falcon - 4
> - American Crow - 1
> - Horned Lark - 3,092
> - Townsend's Solitaire - 1
> - American Robin - 1
> - House Sparrow - 12
> - House Finch - 4
> - Lapland Longspur - 68
> - American Tree Sparrow - 1
> - Dark-eyed Junco - 16
> - Song Sparrow - 1
> - Golden Eagle - 1
> - Rock Pigeon - 9
> - Great Horned Owl - 1
> - Northern Shrike - 1
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
>

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Date: 1/3/20 7:51 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
Hi all

Great weather for us out in Stoneham for this CBC. We had gracious and
appreciative hosts at the Pawnee Station Cafe in New Raymer. We promoted
the concept of Christmas Bird Counts to the locals and energy sector
workers, too. We also got to meet some of the local ranchers/farmers while
out in the field and some providing access to quality bird habitat which
most certainly increased our count efforts. The Horned Lark (and Lapland
Longspur) population are far greater in the east section of PNG versus the
west, tally for both here dominated what was seen on Nunn CBC. It was
mentioned by all whether on the count or en route to the count the lack of
overall raptor #s and species in area--there were plenty of food (birds and
prairie dogs) around and perching opportunity--but we got our fair share.
All teams had Lapland Longspur. Apparently, we drove right by a perched
Long-eared Owl that another team had just picked up when we crossed paths
:-( Overall, fun CBC had by all. About a half-day event for interested
participants next year. The crow was surprising (for me).

First annual Pawnee National Grassland-East CBC birds:

- Northern Harrier - 4
- Rough-legged Hawk - 2
- Ferruginous Hawk - 2
- UNID buteo - 1
- Long-eared Owl - 2
- Prairie Falcon - 4
- American Crow - 1
- Horned Lark - 3,092
- Townsend's Solitaire - 1
- American Robin - 1
- House Sparrow - 12
- House Finch - 4
- Lapland Longspur - 68
- American Tree Sparrow - 1
- Dark-eyed Junco - 16
- Song Sparrow - 1
- Golden Eagle - 1
- Rock Pigeon - 9
- Great Horned Owl - 1
- Northern Shrike - 1

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

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Date: 1/3/20 7:20 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Loveland CBC summary
Loveland CBC was held on Jan 1 in mild weather except a little too windy. We tallied 97 species, with no new species. Highlights included Common Loon (2), Long-tailed Duck, Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (6), Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull (7), six species of owls, Gyrfalcon, Eastern Bluebird (9), American Pipit and Lapland Longspur. We missed some expected species like Horned Lark, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Golden-crowned Kinglet. Many thanks to Denise Bretting, who coordinated the event this year, and the 71 observers who participated.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 1/3/20 6:19 am
From: Caleb A <calebscotta...>
Subject: [cobirds] Goose Hybrid....
This afternoon I found a goose hybrid that I believe is a Snow x Greater
White-fronted Goose hybrid. I was able to get
photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S62928237
This was at the lake on Twin Bridge Road.
Happy birding!
~Caleb A

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Date: 1/2/20 5:09 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery on 2Jan2019
I was at the cemetery and surrounding area twice today (from 9a-1p and again from 3-4:30p) and had a total of 29 species, counting 5 at Sheldon Lake in City Park. I also saw Joe Kipper, Josh Bruening, and John and Ann Reichhardt. Besides these folks, other highlights were:

NORTHERN GOSHAWK adult working the area north of the old office at the entrance, including the heavily wooded yard ne of the cemetery entrance at the Mountain Avenue/Grandview Avenue intersection. I initially got onto it as the Eurasian Collared-Dove it was pursuing zoomed past, followed by a large light gray blur. As far as I can tell, the chase was unsuccessful. A few days ago I found clumps of feathers I am sure are those of a gray-phase Eastern Screech-Owl in the middle of the cemetery. I assumed the predator was in all likelihood a Great Horned Owl. Now there is another possibility. Time of the goshawk sighting was approximately 9:15-9:30am. This is only the third goshawk I have ever seen at the cemetery going back to 1974.

[cid:c455be97-2bc2-43ab-8c84-ee261fe06eef] [cid:b4948446-1919-46ed-b3d6-d773f3ccb000]

Spotted Towhee female in an alley just e of Frey Avenue about midway between Mountain Avenue and Laporte Avenue (i.e., one block ne of the cemetery entrance). The shrub row it was hiding in is cotoneaster (I think).

[cid:d73d63d8-8249-4ba2-bfc4-ba6cb3b0a512]

Red Crossbills, only 2, were heard twice and seen once flying over.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker immature male was mostly working a tall American Linden, which is the first tree due north of the flag cluster near the cemetery entrance (e of the office). This bird also retreats into the westmost pine in the Mountain Avenue median just e of the cemetery entrance. At dusk I saw it fly from the linden southeast toward the City Park softball fields.

I checked the Austrian Pines midway along the cemetery south boundary road for the adult male Yb Sapsucker twice and did NOT see the bird, which surprised me.

In the way of a heads-up, I drove all the way up to the Hamilton Reservoir Visitor Overlook today and found it closed. Ironic that the only place with open water has a closed gate. And irritating how often that road into the overlook is closed, supposedly due to adverse weather conditions, when the weather is not adverse. If any of the leaders of the Rawhide CBC have a phone number we could call to find out about the overlook being open BEFORE going up there, I would appreciate it being posted to COBIRDS. Thanks in advance.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins


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Date: 1/2/20 4:50 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Denver Urban CBC
The 32nd Denver Urban Christmas count had, at the compilation dinner, recorded 84 species. (Average 83). We still have all the feeder counts and 4 or 5 of the count sections left to report, so we probably will add to that total.
So far, of course, I don't have any numbers. However, on our section, Rocky Mtn. Arsenal Natl.Wildlife Refuge, we had 33 species, the lowest number except for two counts (1995, 1990).
Also the lowest number of birds, save for a flock of 1500 geese that flew over at 2 in the afternoon. All species came in below average numbers except Mallards and Green-winged Teal. We didn't do a roost count, so we can't really compare the number of Bald Eagles to past counts.

Also, because of bison in the area, we couldn't walk the Homestead, which typically produces birds we don't find in other places.

Hugh

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Date: 1/2/20 2:43 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Western Tanager in Pueblo Jan 2nd
Chris Knight and I were birding along the Arkansas River, near the Pueblo
West pit, Pueblo County early this afternoon, and we were shocked to find a
WESTERN TANAGER. This would be the 1st sighting in the Pueblo Area, during
the winter season. I was able to get photos. It could have been the same
bird, seen in this area, back in November, though it hasn't been seen for a
while, if it is the same bird.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 1/2/20 7:52 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, January 2, 2020
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Email: <RBA...>

Compiler: Ira Sanders zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

303-278-7172



Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!

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

(*) indicates new information on a species.

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



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



BRANT (*Jefferson)

White-winged Scoter (*Douglas/Jefferson)

Long-tailed Duck continues to be seen in multiple counties. You can search
with eBird’s “Explorer” menu in your preferred county for any recent
sightings.

Red-necked Grebe (Douglas/Jefferson)

Dunlin (*Mesa)

Iceland Gull (“Kumlien’s”)(Pueblo)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Douglas/Jefferson)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Arapahoe)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, *Larimer)

GYRFALCON (Larimer)

PACIFIC WREN (Fremont, Jefferson)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Douglas)

Black Rosy-Finch (w/mixed Rosy-Finch flock) (Fremont)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Mesa)

Rusty Blackbird (Garfield, Jefferson)

Wilson’s Warbler (Mesa)





ARAPAHOE COUNTY:

—On Dec 29 a YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Steve
Mlodinow. This might be the same bird first reported Nov 8 at Cherry Creek
SP, then at Aurora Reservoir in early Dec.

—On Dec 26 a Pacific Loon was reported at Aurora Reservoir by Cynthia
Kristensen.



BOULDER COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale
Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported on
Dec 15 by Nathan Pieplow.



DOUGLAS COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 Nine Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches were reported at Roxborough SP -
South Rim Trail by Carl Lundblad.



DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD SP RESERVOIR):

—On Dec 30 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP Marina
Sandspit; preciously seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s
Platform. First reported on Nov 29 by Joey Keller.

—On Dec 29 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp area;
previously reported from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported on Dec 8 by Joey Kellner.

—On Dec 26 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp
area; previously seen from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First
reported on Dec 21 by Al Guarente.



FREMONT COUNTY:

—On Dec 27 thirty-six Black Rosy-Finches were reported at Royal Gorge
Park-Nature Center by Joel Adams. Also observed in the same flock were two
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

—On Dec 26 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the Canyon City Riverwalk -Sell
Lake to Raynolds Ave. First reported on Dec 21 by Brandon Percival..



GARFIELD COUNTY:

—On Dec 28 four Rusty Blackbirds were reported in Carbondale at Delany
Nature Park, in the ditches with running water. First reported Dec 21 by
Jason Gregg.



JEFFERSON COUNTY:

—On Jan 1 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor. First reported by Amy
Cervene on Dec 20.

—On Dec 29 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in
Lakewood. It was observed along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area,
where trail from parking lot meets creek. First reported by Chris Wood on
Dec 22. This is a first County Record for this species. Note, this
location requires a fee via Daily or Annual Pass (Not covered by State Park
Pass).

—On Dec 29 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park. First
reported Dec 23 by Robert Raker.



LARIMER COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were reported in Fort Collins at
Grandview Cemetery. One is a young male and has been reported south of the
Trolley House several times in different trees. Last reported by Dave
Leatherman “in a medium-sized deciduous tree due south of the Trolley
House out on City Park Nine golf course. This tree has a white tag on the
north side about 7 feet up that identifies it as a tree I've never heard of
called "Pacific Sunset Maple". This is a hybrid between *Acer platanoides*
(Norway maple, a widely planted native of Europe) and *A. truncatum*
(Shantung maple, native to northern China). The tag also says it is the
horticultural variety called "Warrenred".

The Trolley House is the westernmost building on the south side of Mountain
Avenue just east of the cemetery entrance. There is an east-west row of 10
or so Scots Pines that runs from the sw corner of the building w toward the
golf course. It seems the bird spends a lot of time in those pines and
retreats out into deciduous trees on the golf course (between the Trolley
House and the softball fields to the south). This young male was first
reported by Dave Leatherman on Dec 23.



The other Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is an adult that favors Austrian pines
just east of the gray portapotty midway along the southern cemetery
boundary road and often retreats to the big cottonwood just east of the
pines. This adult male is probably the same bird reported by Fawn Simmons
on FC CBC, Dec 14 and seen periodically in the cemetery since mid November.



—On Dec 26 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW
Fort Collins. First reported by Robert Beauchamp on Nov 3. This is the
same location a Gyrfalcon spent much of last winter. Please post updates
to COBirds.



MESA COUNTY:

—On Dec 29 a Golden-crowned Sparrow was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area. First reported on Dec 28 by Mike Henwood.

—On Dec 30 a Dunlin was reported at Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area
on the shoreline of a gravel bar on the Colorado River. First reported Dec
28 by Douglas Diekman.

—On Dec 27 a Wilson’s Warbler was reported at Grand Junction Wildlife Area,
in willows along the Colorado River, by Mike Henwood.



PUEBLO COUNTY:

—On Dec 30 a juvenile “kumlien’s” Iceland Gull was reported at Pueblo
Reservoir on the Sandspit at the boat ramp at South Shore Marina by Brandon
Percival. Although it’s no longer recognized as its own species by the
AOU, and has been combined with Thayer’s Gull, it is rare in CO.

—A Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last twenty something winters
at Lake Pueblo (nicknamed “Murray”) is here again. See COBirds for most
recent sighting (Dec. 30)



It's Christmas Bird Count time across Colorado, between Dec 14 & Jan 5.



Please help out and sign up for one or more of these CBCs!

For a clickable map of Colorado's counts with registration/location
details, go to
https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ac275eeb01434cedb1c5dcd0fd3fc7b4



Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)





*Denver City Park (Denver County)*

Sunday, January 5

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...>; 303-885-6955)



*Southwestern Metro Are*a
Tuesday, January 7
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...>; 831-713-8659)





Good birding,

Ira Sanders Golden

Zroadrunner14 at gmail.com

303-278-7172

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Date: 1/1/20 7:27 pm
From: john haycraft <jchaycraft...>
Subject: [cobirds] GYRF not seem 1/1/20 a.m.
For those tracking, the Gyrfalcon was NOT spotted from 7:30-11:20 a.m. New Year’s Day along Trilby, west of Taft.

John Haycraft
Denver

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Date: 1/1/20 5:20 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lake Arbor (Jeffco) Brant continues
Cobirders,
After waiting a good hour plus (which gave me some great practice on
estimating shoveler flock size) the Black Brant flew in to Lake Arbor about
5 pm. I'm sure it will still be there in the morning though the continued
streaming in of white-cheeked geese after dark may make it a little tough
to find.
No Greater White-fronted Goose was seen but there were 2 female type Hooded
Mergansers and 4 male Common Mergansers among the Mallards and shovelers
(and geese.)

Good birding and Happy New Year!
Chip Clouse
Golden
P.S. My FONY (first of new year) bird was a flock of Bushtits at the feeder.

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Date: 1/1/20 11:00 am
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer Gyrfalcon- not this morning
Happy New Year birders,
For the Loveland CBC I spent three hours this morning Looking for the Gyrfalcon without success. Roughly 15 other birders were looking at some point. As consolation we saw a Glaucous Gull, Merlin and Ferruginous Hawk. At least one other border heard a Lapland Longspur flying over.
David Wade
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 1/1/20 8:23 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Banding Recaptures
Hey COBirders,

Happy New Year!

I have been collating some of my annual banding data and thought I’d share some interesting recaptures, to show you why we do this stuff.

Besides the passerine migrant banding I do at Clear Spring Ranch (El Paso Co), I also band “snowbirds” in my back yard in NW Colorado Springs, mostly juncos, Bushtits, chickadees, and siskins, to document site fidelity. Since 2012 I’ve recaptured 575 banded birds, some several times over several years. About 1/2 are probably breeding birds showing site fidelity at Clear spring Ranch, and about 1/2 are from my yard.

The ranch recaps are mostly of Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, House Wren, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, and White-crowned Sparrow (some winter at CSR).
Some particularly site-faithful breeders:

Yellow-breasted Chat - banded as an adult female 8/16/2014, recaptured 5/9/15, 8/29/15, 5/18/16, 5/19/17, and 5/23/18, so at least 6 years old the last time I saw her.
Another YBCH - banded as an adult male ALSO 5/9/15, and recaptured 5/16/16, 9/2/16, 5/11/17, and 8/10/18. Together???

A Gray Catbird, banded 8/8/15 as a hatch year bird (sex unknown), recaptured 5/11/16, 6/13/16 by Dave Elwonger at CSR also, and 5/25/19 by me.

A Common Yellowthroat, banded as an adult male 5/3/15, and recaptured 5/11/16, 5/7/17, 4/30/18, 8/8/18, and 5/20/19, so at least 6 year old also.

A Yellow Warbler, banded as a second-year male 5/26/16, and recaptured 8/23/16, 5/7/17, 8/18/17, 8/7/18, and 5/16/19, (4 years old)

A Song Sparrow, banded as an adult (sex unknown) 9/27/14, and recaptured 10/8/16, 10/8/17, and 10/18/18, (at least 4 years old)
And dozens of birds caught 2 or 3 times.

(I have also had a few ‘foreign recaptures” of birds I banded away from the ranch, including a Brown Thrasher recaptured at Chico Basin Ranch (and I caught one of thesir as well), a Black-headed Grosbeak caught by a cat in Kemmerer, WY, a Bullocks Oriole found dead in Boulder, and last fall a Wilson’s Warbler banded 8/2018 and recaptured 9/2019 at Barr Lake by Meredith. Since statistically only about 1/10,000 banded migrant passerines are ever recaptured, I feel pretty good about these!


At home I have many examples of long-lived Dark-eyed Juncos (and I get at times 6 different subspecies here in winter)
An adult Oregon Junco banded as an adult female 10/2012, and recaptured in 2013 and 2017 (at least 6 years old)
Another adult Oregon Junco banded adult male 10/2012, and recaptured 2013, 2015, and 1/18/2016, (al least 5 years old)
Another Oregon Junco adult male banded 2015, and recaptured 2016, 2017, and 2018 (very faithful 4 year old!)
A Pink-sided adult female banded 10/2012, and recaptured 2013, 2014, and 2017 (at least 6 years old)
A Gray-headed Junco, adult male, banded 10/2014, and recaptured 2017 and 2018 (at least 5 years old)
Another Gray-headed Junco, adult male banded 12/2013 and recaptured 2014, 2016, and 2017 (at least 5 years old)
A Pink-sided Junco adult male banded 2014 and not recaptured again until 2018, (at least 5 year old)
and interestingly a Bushtit adult male banded in 2013, and recaptured 2014 and 2017 (at least 5 years old!)

Also I have reports of several of the siskins I banded being found around Colorado Springs, plus one of my Pine Siskins being found dead in Evergreen, and another Pine Siskin I caught here that was banded in Elkhorn, KS!

And more to-the-point, multi-year birds recaptured this winter:
A Slate-colored Junco, adult male, banded 12/5/2013, and recaptured in 2015 and 11/2019 (at least 7 years old)
Another Slate-colored Junco adult male banded 12/2013, and recaptured 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019 (at least 7 years old)
A Pink-sided Junco adult male banded also (!) 12/5/13 and recaptured 11/2015 and 11/2019 (also at least 7 years old)
An Oregon Junco adult male, banded 11/2014, and recaptured 2015 and 2019 (at least 6 years old)
Another Oregon hatch-year female banded 2014 and recaptured 2017 and 2019, (6 years old)
Another Oregon adult female banded 2014, recaptured 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 (at least 6 years old)

I have recaptured hundreds of other juncos from multiple seasons, most only 2-4 years old, but what is fun is seeing some year-after-year, or even more fun, ones that have skipped several years to finally return.

So, yes, I am seeing a lot of site-fidelity in riparian nesting birds at Clear Spring Ranch, and older wintering juncos in NW Colorado Springs!

Thank you for indulging me,
Happy New Year,
Steve Brown

ps…… My first bird of 2020 was a Pine Siskin. (I have already banded 275 of them here this winter!)



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Date: 1/1/20 8:04 am
From: Greg Vassilopoulos <gregv12...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant Arbor Lake - Jefferson
Brant few in at 4:45 pm thanks to Mitchell spotting it we saw him

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/1/20 7:48 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lake Arbor Brant
The Black Brant continues at Lake Arbor in Arvada, for those wishing to
start the year off right. Greater White-fronted Goose also present.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 12/31/19 6:38 pm
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] A few spots remain for our exciting 2020 Interludes with Nature field trips. Sign up today!
Dear Birders and Nature Enthusiasts,

Boulder County Audubon has a few places yet open in our 2020, very popular,
"Interludes With Nature" outings. The proceeds from this important annual
fundraiser support our Teen Naturalist Scholarship Program.

If you want to register for one or more, please send an email with your
preferences to: <crossbill...> Include the following
information: name, current email address and mobile phone number.


*TRIP #1*

*CALL OF THE CRANES*

*SANDHILL **CRANE MIGRATION IN KEARNEY, NEBRASKA*

*NASEEM MUNSHI*

*1 SPOT LEFT*

Leader: Naseem Munshi

Date: Friday-Monday, April 3-6, 2020

Location: Based in Kearney, NE

Fees: $425, 3 nights (double occupancy, +$135 single premium)

Limited to 8 people.


Join Rowe Sanctuary volunteer, Naseem Munshi, for a long weekend in
America’s Crane Capital, Kearney, NE. Thrill to the primeval cacophony of
tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes as they fly in and out of their
nighttime roosts along the Platte River or graze in the surrounding fields.

This trip, scheduled for early April, provides us with the best chance of
sighting some of the 300+ Whooping Cranes that also migrate through this
corridor. Other birds to be expected are many species of geese and ducks,
raptors, turkey, Woodcock, early shorebirds and several kinds of owls,
whose calls can often be heard mixed with those of the Cranes.

We will have early Saturday morning reservations in one of the newly
remodeled viewing blind complexes, which now include a warming hut too! On
Saturday and Sunday we will car tour and hike local hot spots, including a
trail in the habitat rich Fort Kearney State Park. Another highlight will
be a visit to the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at the Rowe Sanctuary in
Gibbon, where we will listen to a fascinating talk entitled, “Crane
Behavior Basics”. On Sunday evening, we will enter a two-story blind with
panoramic views of the Cranes and the prairie landscape. There, we will
enjoy socializing and a picnic dinner with libations.

Naseem is a long-time resident of Boulder County and a member of BCAS and
BCNA. She enjoys watching birds and learning their behavior and has a
special love for Sandhill Cranes. Since she retired in 2018, Naseem
volunteers for two weeks at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary during crane migration
season.

Included in the $425 fees are 3 nights in a hotel with breakfasts, all
blind fees, taxes, one class, entrance costs, a picnic dinner on Sunday
night, and your share of gasoline charges for the drivers. Not included are
all other meals.



*TRIP #2*

*UPPER TEXAS COAST: *

*BIRDING WITH THE BEST*

*BILL KAEMPFER AND JOHN VANDERPOEL*


*SOLD OUT!!*, *WILL TAKE 2 ON WAIT LIST*


Leaders: Bill Kaempfer and John Vanderpoel

Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020

Location: Based in Winnie, Texas

Fees: $1150 per person, double occupancy, +$350 single premium

Limited to 8 people,

Join elite birders, John Vanderpoel and Bill Kaempfer, for one full week of
birding during spring migration on the Upper Texas Coast. We will go to
all of the famous hot-spots including High Island, Anahuac National
Wildlife Refuge, Sabine Woods, Bolivar Peninsula, Boykin Springs (Big
Thicket National Preserve), and more.

Expect to see up to 200 species including 25-30 warblers; shorebirds,
waders, and rails; Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-cockaded Woodpecker,
Bachman’s, Nelson’s and Seaside Sparrows and much, much more. Questions?
Email John Vanderpoel at: <jvanderpoel...>

The fee of $1150 (double occupancy, single premium, +$350) includes all
transportation to and from Bush or Hobby Airports, admission fees, lodging,
and 2 stellar leaders (who are volunteering their time!). We will be based
at one hotel, the Comfort Inn at Winnie, TX. All rooms have a refrigerator.
Excluded are meals (other than breakfasts which are included at the hotel)
and airfare to Texas.


*Trip # 3A*

*OWL PROWL: WHO’S THAT HOOTING?*

*Scott Rashid*


*SOLD OUT!!, WAIT LIST CLOSED*

Leader: Scott Rashid

Date: Sunday, late afternoon/evening, April 19, 2019

Location: TBD

Donation: $50

Limited to 8, willing and able to walk up to two miles in the dark

Scott Rashid has spent a lifetime studying, banding, recording,
rehabilitating and writing about the different owl species to be found in
Colorado. He has incredible depth of knowledge concerning all aspects of
courtship, vocalizations, breeding, feeding and distribution of which
species occur in our varied habitats. Scott has a great set of ears too,
which can hear and assess which species is calling and what they are doing.

You will set off in the early evening to begin your search for these
“denizens of the dark”. Possible species include Northern Pygmy, Northern
Saw Whet, Great Horned, Long-eared, Barn and Boreal Owls. Bring warm
clothing, good footwear, flashlights and a sense of awe.

BCAS will provide drinks and snacks.

Scott, Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institue,
is an artist/illustrator, licensed bander, a rehabilitator of injured
birds, and an author whose books include, *Small Mountain Owls*, *The Great
Horned Owl, an In-Depth Study and Northern Goshawk, The Gray Ghost, *and
his most recent*, Exploring the World of the **Barn Owl.*



*Trip # 3B*

*OWL PROWL: WHO’S THAT HOOTING?*

*Scott Rashid*


*SOLD OUT!!, WAIT LIST CLOSED*

Leader: Scott Rashid

Date: Sunday, late afternoon/evening, April 26, 2019

Location: TBD

Donation: $50

Limited to 8, willing and able to walk up to two miles in the dark

Scott Rashid has spent a lifetime studying, banding, recording,
rehabilitating and writing about the different owl species to be found in
Colorado. He has incredible depth of knowledge concerning all aspects of
courtship, vocalizations, breeding, feeding and distribution of which
species occur in our varied habitats. Scott has a great set of ears too,
which can hear and assess which species is calling and what they are doing.

You will set off in the early evening to begin your search for these
“denizens of the dark”. Possible species include Northern Pygmy, Northern
Saw Whet, Great Horned, Long-eared, Barn and Boreal Owls. Bring warm
clothing, good footwear, flashlights and a sense of awe.

BCAS will provide drinks and snacks.

Scott, Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institue,
is an artist/illustrator, licensed bander, a rehabilitator of injured
birds, and an author whose books include, *Small Mountain Owls*, *The Great
Horned Owl, an In-Depth Study and Northern Goshawk, The Gray Ghost, *and
his most recent*, Exploring the World of the **Barn Owl.*


*TRIP #4*

*COMANCHE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS*

*BIRDS, BUGS AND BOTANY*

*DAVE LEATHERMAN* *&* *PAM SMITH*


*SOLD OUT!! WAIT LIST CLOSED*

Leaders: Entomologist & naturalist Dave Leatherman, Botanist, Pam Smith

Date: Friday-Sunday, May 15-17

Location: Based in Lamar

Fees: $150 per person

Limited to 10 people.

Join Dave and Pam for this field trip to Comanche National Grasslands and
surrounding hotspots in southeastern Colorado. This lightly visited
area contains
amazingly diverse and biologically rich habitats. You will be surprised to
discover bird species usually expected much further south, wooded hillsides
that host Colorado’s only known nesting sites for Painted Buntings and
shaded pools with rare amphibians and dragonflies.

After hotel check-in Friday afternoon, we will meet at 6 p. m. at Willow
Creek Park for a picnic dinner provided by BCAS, followed by a walk into Lamar
Community College woods for migrants. Later that evening, perhaps a Black
Rail hunt if one has been seen or heard close to Lamar? At 6:30 on
Saturday, we head off to the grasslands and canyons to the south and west.
The schedule and destinations will be fluid, depending on what is being
reported in the area.

Target birds for Friday evening in Lamar would be Mississippi Kite,
possible eastern warblers, White-winged Dove, Northern Cardinal. Targets
for Saturday south of Lamar would be Chihuahuan Raven, Long-billed
Curlew, Burrowing
Owl, Canyon Towhee, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Rufous-crowned Sparrow,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Mississippi Kite, Painted and other buntings,
Eastern Phoebe, Greater Roadrunner, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pinyon Jay,
maybe a "red" tanager like Summer or Hepatic. Targets for Sunday morning
north of Lamar would be eastern warblers at Tempel's, Grove, good shorebirds
at one of the Great Plains Reservoirs. Other things: Texas Horned Lizard,
Ring-necked Snake, Collared Lizard, Coachwhip, early odonates.

Dave, an entomologist by profession, is also a superb all-round naturalist and
observer. Pam is an outstanding botanist with the Colorado Natural Heritage
Program and an enthusiastic field teacher. Included in the fees are
two leaders,
gasoline charges and the Friday evening picnic. You are responsible for the
hotel and all other meals. Participants must be comfortable walking up to
two miles on and off trail.



*TRIP #5*

*MIGRATION BIG DAY AND BIG SIT*

*LUKE PHENEGER*


*5 SPOTS LEFT*

Leader: Luke Pheneger

Date: May 16, all day

Location: Sawhill/Walden complex

Fee: $50

Limited to 15

Mid-May is a sweet spot for witnessing the widest variety of migratory
birds in Boulder County. Join one of this area’s most accomplished young
birders, Luke Pheneger, for a big day adventure in this rich and varied
habitat. About 100 species should be attained with the expected mix of
ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets, hummers, woodpeckers and
songbirds, including warblers and sparrows. The Sawhill and Walden
conservation areas are surrounded by Boulder Creek and include marshes,
ponds, meadows and woods. Many rarities have been reported over the years
and with Luke’s exceptional eyes and ears, you might well expect some
pleasant surprises.

After a full morning of birding, bring a folding chair, take your picnic
lunch break and do a Big Sit for a while, while all scan the skies and
marshes for more species. Then, it’s back for another loop around the
complex to see what has arrived. BCAS will provide soft drinks and treats.
Be prepared to walk 2-3 miles and bring a picnic lunch, binos, scopes,
cameras and the usual outdoor gear.


*TRIP #6*

*JE CANYON RANCH REDUX *

*TWO NIGHTS AT THE GORGEOUS NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) PROPERTY IN
SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO*


*SOLD OUT!! WILL TAKE 2 ON WAIT LIST*

Leaders: Mammologist, Carron Meaney and Biologist, Scott Severs

Date: Friday-Monday, May 22-24

Fees: $150 per person, you will be camping.

Limited to 8 people.

The nearly 50,000 acre JE Canyon ranch was purchased by TNC and the Terra
Foundation in 2015. It has since been sold, but it still co-managed by TNC
until the end of 2020. This is our last chance to visit this astounding
property. It is bordered on three sides by 700 foot deep canyons of the
Purgatoire River and remote Chacuaco Creek. The ranch includes important
short grass prairie habitat, mile high upland mesas, red rock canyons, juniper
and pinons forests, remnant ponderosa patches, and numerous springs and
pools.

More than 850 species of flora & fauna have been identified, making it one
of the most biodiverse ranches in the state which has been well documented
by TNC, the Colorado Natural Heritage Program and Denver Botanic Gardens.
JE is considered one of the most iconic ranches in Colorado, featured in
John Fielder’s “Ranches of Colorado” and in “Colorado: Lost Places and
Forgotten Words.” It is critical habitat for the state’s largest population
of bighorn sheep as well as elk, mule deer, mountain lion and numerous bird
species including a highly important population of Long-billed Curlews.

Carron received her PhD on pika scent-marking behavior. She served as
Curator of Mammals at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for 10 years,
then ran her own wildlife consulting business for 11 years. Her expertise
on Preble’s meadow jumping , helped to draft the plan that would remove it
from the Endangered Species list. She is currently semi-retired, and
continues her work on various projects locally and abroad. Scott is a
biologist for the City of Longmont, a great birder and insect aficionado,
who previously worked for Carron.

We will have a pot-luck the first evening and you will be responsible for all
other meals. BCAS will provide drinks and snacks. The ranch is a 4.5 hour
drive via I-25, then 1 hour on dirt and gravel roads.



*TRIP #7*


*BANDING BABY KESTRELS*

*SCOTT RASHID*

*4 SPOTS LEFT*

Leader: Scott Rashid

Date: Early Evening, 1st half of June, 2020, depending on the birds

Location: TBD

Limited to 12 people

Donation: $50.00

American Kestrels stand out as not only our smallest falcon, but by any
measure, the most attractive. Although not a species of concern, in many
areas population trends are indicating troubling to downright frightening
declines. With that in mind, Scott Rashid, Director of the Colorado Avian
Research and Rehabilitation Institute, has installed many Kestrel nest
boxes to help maintain sustainable local numbers and provide a source of
birds for expansion into abandoned or underused ranges.

Learn about their courtship displays, breeding, brooding, when the eggs
hatch and how and what the young are fed. Scott will talk about what
scientists are positing as the primary threats to their long term success.
Learn if your property might be suitable for a nest box and a video cam.

The banding will take place in the northern part of Boulder County. Boulder
County Audubon will provide drinks and treats for the participants. Bring
your camera for great photo opportunities. Date and place to be determined;
it’s up to the Kestrels!

Scott is an artist as well as a licensed bander and rehabilitator. He has
authored and illustrated the following books, all of which are available
through him: *Small Mountain Owls*, *The Great Horned Owl, an In-Depth
Study and Northern Goshawk, The Gray Ghost. *His newest, published in
October of 2019: * Exploring The World Of The Barn Owl*.


*TRIP #**8*


*BANDING BABY BARN OWLS*

*Scott Rashid*


*6 SPOTS LEFT*

Leader: Scott Rashid

Date: Early evening, last third of June, 2020, depending on the birds

Location: TBD

Limited to 12 people

Fee: $50.00

Back by popular demand: In 2014, Scott Rashid, of the Center for Avian
Research and Rehabilitation Institute, (CARRI), embarked on an experiment.
Would there be more Barn Owls in Boulder County if there were more breeding
cavities? With grants from Boulder County Audubon and others, Scott began
installing nest boxes on private properties in northern Boulder County.
Since then, dozens of baby Barn Owls have fledged and been banded.
Thousands of people have addictively watched one of his live web cams to
follow the fascinating processes of courtship, breeding, brooding, hatching
and the feeding of these enigmatic birds.

Join us early one evening to watch Scott band the nestlings from one of
these sites on private property. Scott will talk about the biology of this
very special species and the amazing places in which some of his bands have
been recovered. You will have charming photo ops and perhaps the
opportunity to even hold one of the young.

Scott is an artist as well as a licensed bander and rehabilitator. He has
authored and illustrated the following books, all of which are available
through him:* Small Mountain Owls, The Great Horned Owl, an In-Depth Study
and Northern Goshawk, The Gray Ghost. *His newest, published in October of
2019: * Exploring The World Of The Barn Owl.*



*TRIP #9*


*Emeralds? In The Woods? *

*HIGH ELEVATION DRAGONFLIES *

*AND BUTTERFLIES*

*John Barr*

*SOLD OUT!! WILL TAKE 3 ON WAIT LIST*

Leader: John Barr

Date: Sunday, June 21, meet at 9:30 a. m.

Location: Cal-Wood Education Center

Fee: $35

Limited to 8 for ½ day

Boulder County Audubon has received permission to offer this very special
outing at the private, 1000 acre Cal-Wood Outdoor Education Center, located
in the foothills above Jamestown. This pristine land with varied habitats
will provide us with two ponds and vast meadows to explore. Emeralds?
refers to very special and rare dragonflies which are only found at higher
elevations. With glowing green eyes, they are a find that anyone interested
in Odonata will be thrilled to see.

You can expect to find another dozen species of dragon and damselflies as
well as flowering meadows aflit with many types of butterflies. John is a
consummate outdoorsman, a great macro photographer and intimately familiar
with all of the local butterflies and dragonflies.

Pack a lunch to enjoy at Cal-Wood after the mornings explorations. Expect
to walk a mile or two along trails. Bring your cameras and the usual
outdoor gear.



*TRIP #10*

*EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK *

*A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC* *With BUGS!!*

*SCOTT SEVERS*

*SOLD OUT!! WILL TAKE 3 ON WAIT LIST*

Leader: Scott Severs

Date: August 15, 2020

Time: 6-9 p. m.

Location: TBD

Fee: $35, limited to 8

Join Scott Severs for a late afternoon and early evening musical experience
with the singing Orthoptera: crickets, katydids, and cicadas. This Order of
insects provides the musical undertones to the nights. We’ll learn how to
find them, their adaptions to produce their songs, and simple ways to
record their voices. You will be surprised by the variety of songs and and
the beauty of the singers.

Bring a camera with a flash and macro lens for close up photos. Scott is
one of Boulder County’s best all round naturalists, with a passion for
teaching.


*TRIP #11*


*SOME BIRDS, MOSTLY HERPS *

*LINCOLN COUNTY, COLORADO*

*JOHN VANDERPOEL*


*SOLD OUT!! WILL TAKE 1 ON WAIT LIST*

Leader, John Vanderpoel

Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 2020

Location: Based in Limon, CO

Fee: $125

Limited to 8

Lincoln County is incredibly rich in reptiles with 11 species of snakes,
including 2 kinds of rattlers, 2 species of skinks, Painted Turtles and 4
types of lizards, most notably the Short-horned, a species of special
concern. October is the month when snakes, heading to their winter
hibernacula, become easier to spot along dirt roads in eastern Colorado.

We will leave from Boulder on Saturday morning, and in early afternoon,
visit a private ranch north of Limon to look for reptiles and birds. During
this late migration period, we are likely to find raptors, sapsuckers,
lingering warblers and wintering sparrows. After breakfast on Sunday
morning, we head east to work the gravel roads for migrating snakes and
reptiles. We will drive home later in the afternoon..

Although John is best known as an elite birder, he is passionate about
herpetology and makes several trips a year searching out various species in
their preferred Colorado habitats.

You are responsible for the cost of your night in the hotel as well as all
meals. Most of Limon’s hotels serve breakfast and it won’t be necessary to
start early on Sunday. BCAS will provide snacks and soft drinks. *We expect
all participants to listen carefully and obey all directions from John
concerning approaching any snakes. You will risk a, “time out” if we feel
that you are endangering yourself or others!*




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Date: 12/31/19 2:23 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Platte River Recovery Project?
Hi all

Just passing this info along ... just now Greeley Trib reporter reached out
to me about it. First I have heard of it, thought I would share with larger
group. If you are interested in sharing your opinion or concerns with
reporter let me know.

- https://platteriverprogram.org/

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

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Date: 12/31/19 12:59 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Gyr not seen 12/31 a.m.
I heard from another birder that it was seen on west Trilby Rd (west of Taft Hill Rd) briefly Saturday afternoon at 2 pm and Sunday afternoon at 3:15 pm. If anyone sees it on Jan 1 please photograph it to document it for the Loveland CBC.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO
> On Dec 31, 2019, at 1:49 PM, Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> wrote:
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> For those tracking patterns, the Gyr was not observed Tuesday morning 12/31 between 7:30-9:45am along Tribly Road west of Taft.
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Date: 12/31/19 12:56 pm
From: Ken Wat <watken76...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Say's Phoebe - Arapahoe County
A Say's Phoebe was on a no parking sign at the condo complex next to mine.
It flew and landed on the rooftop of my complex briefly.

Ken Wat
Aurora



On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 3:23 PM Lea A Brown <lannisam...> wrote:

> Of Interest:
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> Say’s Phoebe
> 2:00
> Dad Clark Trail
> Highlands Ranch 80126
> Douglas County
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> Lea Ann Brown
> Highlands Ranch
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> <http://www.highlandsranchfoodie.com/>
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Date: 12/31/19 12:49 pm
From: Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gyr not seen 12/31 a.m.
For those tracking patterns, the Gyr was not observed Tuesday morning 12/31
between 7:30-9:45am along Tribly Road west of Taft.

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Date: 12/31/19 10:09 am
From: Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...>
Subject: [cobirds] YB Sapsuckers at Grandview
Both Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were seen in the upper part of the forked pine 100 feet east of the grey portapotty. 11 am 12/31.

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Date: 12/31/19 4:14 am
From: 'Chris Petrizzo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Northern Shrike, Boulder County
Paula, my backyard in Broomfield is part of the anecdotal evidence to which
Peter refers. We've had a Northern Shrike hunting around the Lac Amora Open
Space for the last few weeks, and I got some really cool photos of it with
a male House Finch in its bill. I posted one of the pictures on my
Instagram feed for Broomfield Widlife:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6vEZczjfeA/

I also have photos of that same shrike chasing a Blue Jay, and eating a
cricket!

Chris Petrizzo
Broomfield

On Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 4:20:40 PM UTC-7, <redsta......> wrote:
>
> Wow! I just walked outside and instantly heard the screams of a small
> bird in one of my spruce trees. I walked up to the tree expecting to see
> one of my Cooper’s Hawks, but a Northern Shrike burst out of the tree
> clutching a House Finch within inches of my face! I could still hear the
> poor finch screaming 1 1/2 blocks away.
>
> Paula Hansley
> Louisville
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 12/30/19 8:09 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery on 30December2019
First off, the two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers sought by many of late continue in the Grandview Cemetery area.

I first heard (pecking), then saw, the young male this morning about 11:30am in a medium-sized deciduous tree due south of the Trolley House out on City Park Nine golf course. This tree has a white tag on the north side about 7 feet up that identifies it as a tree I've never heard of called "Pacific Sunset Maple". This is a hybrid between Acer platanoides (Norway maple, a widely planted native of Europe) and A. truncatum (Shantung maple, native to northern China). The tag also says it is the horticultural variety called "Warrenred". I got a few photos of the sapsucker from a distance before the activity of Fox Squirrels chased the bird off and I could never find it again. The squirrels are after sap oozing from natural cracks in the bark and twigs, and from sap wells made this morning by the sapsucker. [There is some very interesting literature, mostly by famous ecologist Paul Ehrlich and students, about all the creatures that poach sap made available by sapsuckers (making sapsuckers a "keystone species"). This work was done at Gothic, CO using motion detection cameras and direct observation. Among the visitors were butterflies and bobcats, and Ehrlich's camp made the suggestion that spring hummingbird migration might well be timed to follow right behind sapsucker movements to allow the hummingbirds to plug into sapsucker-provided fuel stations at a time of year when plant blooms and other food sources are scarce.] The photo below shows a couple features that prove beyond a doubt there are two sapsuckers operating in the periphery of the cemetery. The black lower throat is not solid on this bird, nor is the red on the crown and the chin. I checked good photos provided by Joshua Smith (December 27 eBird checklist) and Adrian Lakin (today's eBird checklist) of the bird operating about midway along the south edge of the cemetery and out onto the golf course, which show solid red crown and chin, and solid black lower throat. Case closed.

[cid:3a4ac269-9ab2-45ce-8bea-35636a919e53]

Also below, see a Fox Squirrel lapping dilute maple syrup from a natural branch crack in the Pacific Sunset Maple shortly after the sapsucker disappeared.

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My guess is both the young male sapsucker and the squirrels will be back in the Pacific Sunset Maple at some point tomorrow, which is supposed to be in the mid-40s for a high and there should be good sap rise from all the recent snow.

The adult male sapsucker favors Austrian pines just east of the gray portapotty midway along the southern cemetery boundary road and often retreats to the big cottonwood just east of the pines.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/30/19 4:43 pm
From: Max Miller <miller.max...>
Subject: [cobirds] Goose hybrid at Belmar Park, Jefferson?
Hi everyone,

[image: 1000070.jpg]

[image: 1000071.jpg]
I was out at Belmar Park yesterday afternoon when I spotted this goose
among a group of Cackling Geese. These are the best shots I could get:
unfortunately he never lifted his head while I was present. You can still
make out black on his crown, the white cheek bordered by a little black,
and the stark white neck speckled in spots by more black. My best guess is
this might be a Cackling x Ross's or Cackling x Snow hybrid, but I wonder
if anyone else has any other/better ideas?

Thanks!

Max Miller, Denver

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Date: 12/30/19 4:43 pm
From: Caleb A <calebscotta...>
Subject: [cobirds] 8 Greater White-Fronted Geese on Timnath neighboorhood lake
The lake is located on Twin Bridge Road and is near Bethke Elementary
School. There is a trail around the lake, and there is parking available on
the shoulder of the road. The lake is small enough that you could probably
see everything from the car.
They were sensitive to human presence, but they still cooperated for some
great photos (Macaulay assets)
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/196074031
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/196074061
https://ebird.org/checklist/S62780554
Happy birding!
~Caleb A

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Date: 12/30/19 1:48 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] There is an all white juvenile Iceland Gull (not Thayer's) at South Shore Marina at Pueblo Reservoir.
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 12/30/19 11:37 am
From: Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gyr not observed - am 12/30 - Larimer
No luck this morning on Trilby. Did see a Ferriginous Hawk and a nice light-morph Rough-legged Hawk.

Also, note to the other birder who's was there early, and left for work - you left your coffee mug on the fence, near the base of pole 16.

Good Birding,

Dan Zmolek

Gunbarrel

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Date: 12/30/19 5:58 am
From: <rwhill1909...> <rwhill1909...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant still present at Lake Arbor
The Brant was observed around 1:00 pm while scoping from the south
shoreline of Lake Arbor and scanning to the west. When I relocated to the
picnic pavilion on the west shoreline in an attempt to get a better view
and perhaps a digiscope photo, I lost it in the mass of hundreds of milling
white-cheeked geese.

Robert Hill

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Date: 12/29/19 9:02 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Loveland birding (Larimer)
Today I scouted for the upcoming Loveland CBC which will be held Wed, Jan 1, 2020.

Highlights included:
3 Red-breasted Mergansers at Horseshoe Lake

1 Marsh Wren at Thompson School District Bldg

Dry Creek Reservoir (no ice) hosted a good variety of waterfowl and gulls including Thayer’s and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

A female Great-tailed Grackle joined the Blackbird roost just west of Cattail Pond at dusk.

I could not relocate Gyrfalcon or Bohemian Waxwings.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/29/19 4:29 pm
From: 'Peter Ruprecht' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Northern Shrike, Boulder County
What a thrilling thing to see!
I know this is totally anecdotal, but it's seems like I'm hearing more and more about shrikes hunting in suburban yards.  Maybe in 10 years they'll be here in town all the time, just like the Cooper's Hawks have converged around the buffet stations in the suburban forests.
Peter RuprechtSuperior

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 4:20:40 PM MST, Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> wrote:

Wow!  I just walked outside and instantly heard the screams of a small bird in one of my spruce trees. I walked up to the tree expecting to see one of my Cooper’s Hawks, but a Northern Shrike burst out of the tree clutching a House Finch within inches of my face!  I could still hear the poor finch screaming 1 1/2 blocks away.

Paula Hansley
Louisville

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Date: 12/29/19 3:44 pm
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Aurora Res (Arapahoe) Loons
Greetings All
The photo of a loon identified as a Pacific at Aurora Res earlier this week looked likely to be a photo of a RT Loon.
So, I went out to look today and found 4 Common Loons and a YB Loon. I assumed the YB Loon to be the same as seen there early in December. The earlier bird was enormous, even in comparison to a COLO and had little or no "ear spot". Today's bird was marginally larger than nearby COLO and had a moderately prominent ear spot. Both had nice fringing to back feathers, so bird in both sightings was a youngster
Otherwise, nothing markedly rare a Aurora Reservoir. 5 Lesser BB Gulls and 5 Thayer's Gulls were nice, but no Glaucous Gulls or other less common gulls. 
Good BirdingSteven MlodinowLongmont CO

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Date: 12/29/19 3:20 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Shrike, Boulder County
Wow! I just walked outside and instantly heard the screams of a small bird in one of my spruce trees. I walked up to the tree expecting to see one of my Cooper’s Hawks, but a Northern Shrike burst out of the tree clutching a House Finch within inches of my face! I could still hear the poor finch screaming 1 1/2 blocks away.

Paula Hansley
Louisville

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Date: 12/29/19 11:20 am
From: Matt Webb <matthewmichaelwebb...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: New issue of Colorado Birds
Bob,

Here's the link: https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/Default.aspx

Matt

On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM Bob Shade <wrshade3...> wrote:

> I can't see where to sign in or where to read the online latest Colorado
> Birds. Bob Shade
>
> On Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:21:48 PM UTC-6, Nick Komar wrote:
>>
>> My issue of Colorado Birds (vol 53, no 4, Fall 2019), the quarterly
>> publication of the Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO), arrived this week
>> thanks to the hard work of editor Christy Payne and her team. Seven
>> articles are featured: 1. The CFO Presidents Message informs readers of
>> some developments at CFO, including the upcoming Colorado Birding Challenge
>> on May 23, 2020. 2. Peter Gent and Mark Peterson publish the 75th Colorado
>> Bird Records Committee Report, including acceptance of 58 rare bird records
>> from 2015-2016, plus 4 new species added to the State Checklist, bringing
>> the total to 511 now. 3. Dave Leatherman’s column The Hungry Bird explores
>> an encounter between a Raven and a Milky Way Chocolate bar. 4. Dean Shoup
>> dazzles readers with News from the Field for Fall 2018, in which 73 species
>> of birds deserved mention and 23 species are represented by photos from
>> observers throughout Colorado. 5. Gloria Nikolai writes a short article
>> about a magnificent bird art donation to CFO and the donor, retired
>> naturalist John Moore. 6. Scott Rashid provides a scholarly article on “The
>> First Boreal Owl documented in Rocky Mountain National Park.” And 7. Tony
>> Leukering contributes another expert identification article analyzing the
>> pitfalls of Spotted Sandpiper and Solitary Sandpiper ID for his column “In
>> The Scope.”
>>
>>
>> Reading the latest issue of Colorado Birds, whether in print or on-line,
>> is one of the perks of CFO membership. The COBIRDS listserve is provided to
>> you free of charge by CFO as a service to the Colorado birding and
>> ornithology community. For as little as $25 per year, you can join CFO and
>> receive our journal as well (in addition to many other member benefits.)
>> For more info on joining and to request a copy of the latest journal,
>> please visit our website at www.cobirds.org.
>>
>>
>> Wishing you great birding during the Holiday Season and a great New Year
>> of birding and bird study and bird learning.
>>
>>
>> Nick Komar
>>
>> CFO President
>>
>> Fort Collins, Colorado
>>
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Date: 12/29/19 11:18 am
From: Bob Shade <wrshade3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: New issue of Colorado Birds
I can't see where to sign in or where to read the online latest Colorado
Birds. Bob Shade

On Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:21:48 PM UTC-6, Nick Komar wrote:
>
> My issue of Colorado Birds (vol 53, no 4, Fall 2019), the quarterly
> publication of the Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO), arrived this week
> thanks to the hard work of editor Christy Payne and her team. Seven
> articles are featured: 1. The CFO Presidents Message informs readers of
> some developments at CFO, including the upcoming Colorado Birding Challenge
> on May 23, 2020. 2. Peter Gent and Mark Peterson publish the 75th Colorado
> Bird Records Committee Report, including acceptance of 58 rare bird records
> from 2015-2016, plus 4 new species added to the State Checklist, bringing
> the total to 511 now. 3. Dave Leatherman’s column The Hungry Bird explores
> an encounter between a Raven and a Milky Way Chocolate bar. 4. Dean Shoup
> dazzles readers with News from the Field for Fall 2018, in which 73 species
> of birds deserved mention and 23 species are represented by photos from
> observers throughout Colorado. 5. Gloria Nikolai writes a short article
> about a magnificent bird art donation to CFO and the donor, retired
> naturalist John Moore. 6. Scott Rashid provides a scholarly article on “The
> First Boreal Owl documented in Rocky Mountain National Park.” And 7. Tony
> Leukering contributes another expert identification article analyzing the
> pitfalls of Spotted Sandpiper and Solitary Sandpiper ID for his column “In
> The Scope.”
>
>
> Reading the latest issue of Colorado Birds, whether in print or on-line,
> is one of the perks of CFO membership. The COBIRDS listserve is provided to
> you free of charge by CFO as a service to the Colorado birding and
> ornithology community. For as little as $25 per year, you can join CFO and
> receive our journal as well (in addition to many other member benefits.)
> For more info on joining and to request a copy of the latest journal,
> please visit our website at www.cobirds.org.
>
>
> Wishing you great birding during the Holiday Season and a great New Year
> of birding and bird study and bird learning.
>
>
> Nick Komar
>
> CFO President
>
> Fort Collins, Colorado
>

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Date: 12/28/19 5:35 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Barr Lake - Adams CO
Birders
Today at Barr Lake we had a Merlin & 2 Common Ravens. I believe the Merlin
was a Prairie ssp. We had 1 VERY small goose fly over but the visibility
was poor due to the snow and I couldn't get any field marks except size.
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

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Date: 12/28/19 5:21 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] New issue of Colorado Birds
My issue of Colorado Birds (vol 53, no 4, Fall 2019), the quarterly publication of the Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO), arrived this week thanks to the hard work of editor Christy Payne and her team. Seven articles are featured: 1. The CFO Presidents Message informs readers of some developments at CFO, including the upcoming Colorado Birding Challenge on May 23, 2020. 2. Peter Gent and Mark Peterson publish the 75th Colorado Bird Records Committee Report, including acceptance of 58 rare bird records from 2015-2016, plus 4 new species added to the State Checklist, bringing the total to 511 now. 3. Dave Leatherman’s column The Hungry Bird explores an encounter between a Raven and a Milky Way Chocolate bar. 4. Dean Shoup dazzles readers with News from the Field for Fall 2018, in which 73 species of birds deserved mention and 23 species are represented by photos from observers throughout Colorado. 5. Gloria Nikolai writes a short article about a magnificent bird art donation to CFO and the donor, retired naturalist John Moore. 6. Scott Rashid provides a scholarly article on “The First Boreal Owl documented in Rocky Mountain National Park.” And 7. Tony Leukering contributes another expert identification article analyzing the pitfalls of Spotted Sandpiper and Solitary Sandpiper ID for his column “In The Scope.”

Reading the latest issue of Colorado Birds, whether in print or on-line, is one of the perks of CFO membership. The COBIRDS listserve is provided to you free of charge by CFO as a service to the Colorado birding and ornithology community. For as little as $25 per year, you can join CFO and receive our journal as well (in addition to many other member benefits.) For more info on joining and to request a copy of the latest journal, please visit our website at www.cobirds.org.

Wishing you great birding during the Holiday Season and a great New Year of birding and bird study and bird learning.

Nick Komar
CFO President
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Date: 12/28/19 2:48 pm
From: Dick Filby <dickfilby...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rusty Blackbirds+ Carbondale, Garfield Cty
Hi all

Happy New Year!

Went to the Delany Nature Park in Carbondale this snowy morning. Lovely time!

enroute
Barrows Goldeneye 15, on the Roaring Fork river, watched by looking downstream from the Catherine Store Road bridge.

East end of Main Street, Carbondale, @ Snowmass Drive jctn
Cedar Waxwings c20, Evening Grosbeaks c10, and American Robins 12+, all feeding in bushes by the Rio Grande trail crossing

Nature Park
4+ RUSTY BLACKBIRDS continuing in the ditches with running water, also 3+ Wilson’s Snipe
Did not see the adult male Rough-legged Hawk today

Good birding all

Dick Filby
Carbondale, Garfield Cty, CO

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Date: 12/27/19 4:15 pm
From: Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Gyr 12/27 a.m.
For those tracking patterns, no Gyrfalcon this morning between 7am-10:30am.

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Date: 12/27/19 3:46 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] TWO Yb Sapsucker males confirmed on 12/27/19, Grandview Cemetery, Ft Collins (Larimer)
As suspected, the fact of two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, both males, at Grandview Cemetery at the west terminus of Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins was confirmed this afternoon.

Shortly after gyrfalcon/sapsucker seekers Donna and Peter left (sorry, guys), I found what I think is a young male in an ash just south of the Trolley House. The Trolley House is the westernmost building on the south side of Mountain Avenue just e of the cemetery entrance. There is an east-west row of 10 or so Scots Pines that runs from the sw corner of the building w toward the golf course. I think the bird spends a lot of time in those pines and retreats out into deciduous trees on the golf course (between the Trolley House and the softball fields to the south). Today the bird flew out of the pines into the ash, where it stayed motionless in one spot in the upper crown just soaking up the sun.

Earlier I had seen another fellow (Joshua Smith) searching for a sapsucker near the old cemetery office building at the entrance. I drove into the cemetery looking for Joshua to tell him about the bird south of the Trolley House. When we met he told me he had just seen a male midway along the south edge of the cemetery in an elm. Both of our sightings came at about 3pm and confirm the presence of two individuals.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins


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Date: 12/27/19 3:21 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Denver Urban CBC (Jan. 1, 2020). Denver, Adams, Arap, JeffCo
    We welcome you to join us on the Denver Urban Christmas Bird count on New Year's Day. The Denver Audubon website lists the sections and estimates how much walking/driving each may entail.
    And, afterwards, we have a compilation pot luck atWashingtonPark United Church of Christ400 S. WilliamsSt.;  Parking lot to the north andaccessible entrance off the alley.            Chili dinner guaranteed, you bringthe rest. Compilation, tell stories. 5:00 p.m. or thereafter. We wind up by seven p.m. The food is great, andthe mixture of birders makes it fun. And we find out how the count went. The countdown follows the one Joey Kellner does for the Denver count -- from most frequently seen to the outliers (but without Joey's inimitable slide show).
Hugh

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Date: 12/27/19 1:36 pm
From: Michelle Puplava <molegrrl...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brandt - Lake Arbor
Brandt present as of 235pm today (12/27). Handsome bird.

Michelle Puplava
Denver, CO

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Date: 12/27/19 12:25 pm
From: Adrian Lakin (<adrianlakin1...>) <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant still at Lake Arbor, Jefferson 11am
Very cooperative swimming with the Cackling/Canada geese on the west side
of the lake near the gazebo.

Adrian Lakin
Mead, CO

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Date: 12/27/19 9:58 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts this weekend & after
I don't know if any other CBCs planned for tomorrow, are being postponed or
not, because of the snow and wind in NE Colorado, except for Pawnee NG-East.

Dec 28th:
Cortez
Douglas County
Lake Isabel (still going on tomorrow)
Montrose
Rawhide Energy Station

Dec 29:
Barr Lake
Greeley

Jan 1:
Denver (Urban)
Grand Mesa
Loveland

Jan 2:
Pawnee National Grasslands East (postponed from Dec 28th)

Jan 3:
Air Force Academy

Jan 4:
Dotsero
Eagle Valley
Flagler
Rocky Mountain NP
Wescliffe

Jan 5
Black Forest
Hotchkiss
Sterling

Brandon Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 12/27/19 9:04 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nunn CBC Results and Rescheduling Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
Hi all

First, *rescheduling this Saturday's Pawnee National Grassland-East CBC*
because of upcoming snowstorm, New Raymer-area is looking at 3-6 inches and
blizzard-like winds. We will conduct the *Pawnee National Grassland-East
CBC Thursday, January 2nd*, meet 0830 at the cafe in New Raymer (south side
of Hwy 14).

The Nunn CBC had a large turnout of people, and the greatest weather EVER!
... unfortunately birds were historically low in numbers with species close
to normal.

Highlights were:

- We found two Rough-legged Hawk ;-)
- Common Raven - 28 (record!) most found at a cow carcass, competing
with a Golden Eagle
- Lapland Longspur - 6
- Ring-necked Pheasant - 1 (rare for this count)
- Beating the averages: Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon,
Eurasian-collared Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed
Magpie, American Crow, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, and Western
Meadowlark

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


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Date: 12/26/19 10:13 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 27, 2019
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Email: <RBA...>
Compiler: Allison Hilf; ahilf @me.com
Phone: 303.888.5110

Birders have been helpful by reporting updates to COBIRDS. Thanks!
CAPITAL LETTERS denote very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee at the CFO website.
(*) indicates new information on a species.
For more information on birds seen today, go to cobirds.org and scroll to the bottom for “Recent eBird Sightings.”

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

BRANT (*Jefferson)
Trumpeter Swan (Adams, Logan)
White-winged Scoter (*Douglas/Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck continues to be seen in multiple counties. You can search with eBird’s “Explorer” menu in your preferred county for any recent sightings.
Red-necked Grebe (*Douglas/Jefferson)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (*Arapahoe, *Douglas/Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Boulder, Garfield, Larimer)
PACIFIC WREN (*Fremont, *Jefferson)
GYRFALCON (*Larimer)
Varied Thrush (Jefferson)


ADAMS COUNTY:
—On Dec 21 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Barr Lake. First reported by Ray Graham on Dec 19.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
—On Dec 26 a Pacific Loon was reported Aurora Reservoir by Cynthia Kristensen.

BOULDER COUNTY:
—On Dec 25 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported In pines along Old Tale Road south of Arapahoe, about halfway to McSorley Lane. First reported by Nathan Pieplow on Dec 15.

DOUGLAS /JEFFERSON COUNTIES (CHATFIELD SP RESERVOIR):
—On Dec 26 a White-winged Scoter was reported at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit; preciously seen from the N Boat Ramp and Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported by Joey Keller on Nov 29
—On Dec 26 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp area; previously seen from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported by Al Guarente on Dec 21.
—On Dec 26 a Pacific Loon was reported at Chatfield SP N Boat Ramp area; previously reported from the Handicapped Fisherman’s Platform. First reported by Joey Kellner on Dec 8.

FREMONT COUNTY:
—On Dec 26 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the Canyon City Riverwalk -Sell Lake to Raynolds Ave. First reported by Brandon Percival on Dec 21.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
—On Dec 21 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Carbondale by Sue Riffe.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
—On Dec 26 a PACIFIC WREN was reported at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. It was observed along Bear Creek WSW of Whitetail Picnic area, where trail from parking lot meets creek. First reported by Chris Wood on Dec 22. This is a first County Record for this species. Note, this location requires a fee via Daily or Annual Pass (Not covered by State Park Pass).
—On Dec 26 a BRANT was reported at Lake Arbor; later in the afternoon Jessi Oberbeck relocated it at Indian Tree Golf Course behind the Sprouts shopping center, the same location it had been seen a few years ago . First reported by Amy Cervene on Dec 20.
—On Dec 22 a male Varied Thrush was seen at a private home near Carmody Park in Lakewood. For details, please see the note Joe Roller posted Dec 14 on COBirds. Visitors are welcome, with some reasonable guidelines from the homeowner.

LARIMER COUNTY:
—On Dec 26 a Gyrfalcon was observed near the Larimer County Landfill in SW Fort Collins. First reported by Robert Beauchamp on Nov 3. This is the same location a Gyrfalcon spent much of last winter. Please post updates to COBirds.
—On Dec 25 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Fort Collins at Grandview Cemetery. This appears to be a young male and hence would be a different bird than the adult reported on Dec 22. It was in an American Elm near the Trolley House on Mountain Avenue just east of the cemetery entrance. First reported by Dave Leatherman on Dec 23.
—On Dec 22 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported in Fort Collins from the NW corner of the golf course just south of Grandview Cemetery (just east of the big gray winter portapoty). It flew into the giant cottonwood just to the east. This appears to be the same tree where the bird was reported by Fawn Simonds on FC CBC, Dec 14.
Probably the same adult male seen in the cemetery in November.

LOGAN COUNTY:
—On Dec 23 a SNOWY OWL was reported at North Sterling State Park by CO Parks & Wildlife. There was a SNOWY OWL found in the same park by Kathy Mihm Dunning in 2011. Pictures indicate the current owl sighting appears to be near the same location as the one in 2011.
—On Dec 21 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Jumbo Reservoir by Glenn Walbek.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
—A Great Black-backed Gull that has spent the last umpteen winters at Lake Pueblo (nicknamed “Murray”) is here again. See COBirds for most recent sighting.

It's Christmas Bird Count time across Colorado, between Dec 14 & Jan 5.

Please help out and sign up for one or more of these CBCs!
For a clickable map of Colorado's counts with registration/location details, go to https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ac275eeb01434cedb1c5dcd0fd3fc7b4

Upcoming Denver Field Ornithologists field trip (details at dfobirds.org)

South Platte Park
Friday, December 27
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)

Southwestern Metro Area
Monday, December 30
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
David Suddjian (Email: <dsuddjian...> Phone: 831-713-8659)

Denver City Park (Denver County)
Sunday, January 5
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll (Email: <patodrisk...> Phone: 303-885-6955)


Good birding,
Allison Hilf, Aurora
ahilf @me.com
Phone: 303.888.5110

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 12/26/19 11:14 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brant at Lake Arbor at noon, JeffCo
The Brant continues. 1 Gr White-fronted Goose also.

David Suddjian with Karen Strong
Littleton , CO

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Date: 12/26/19 10:20 am
From: Alan Bell <alan.bell...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gyrfalcon, Ft Collins
The gyrfalcon was perched on one of the power poles at Trilby and Taft for about 10 minutes this morning. It flew off to the north at 8:45.

Alan Bell, Boulder

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Date: 12/25/19 9:48 am
From: Pat Hayward <pandion2006...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Snowy Owl, N Sterling, Logan
We did the same yesterday afternoon. Spotted thousands of snow and
Canada-type geese on the lake, with 5 bald eagles in trees along the edge.
Eagles, one at a time, would occasionall strafe the geese, but no
collateral damage occurred. Numerous rough-legged hawks, one ferruginous,
one prairie falcon and several kestrels seen along the road from FC to
Sterling. As we approached upper campground at N Sterling Reservoir we
disturbed a mature northern harrier sitting on a low fence post from about
20' away. But alas, now snowy owl. Beautiful, but gray day for a ride to NE
Colorado, and to a spot neither Joel nor I had ever been to. It's often not
about the destination, but the journey...
-Pat Hayward
Masonville at 5400'
Larimer County

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 9:12 AM Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> wrote:

> Birder's,
> I also spent several hours in Logan county yesterday afternoon searching
> for the SNOW within the State Park and along several roads in the
> surrounding vicinity without finding the bird. Hopefully someone will
> rediscover the owl wherever it is at.
> Merry Christmas,
> Joe Kipper, Fort Collins
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Date: 12/25/19 8:12 am
From: Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Snowy Owl, N Sterling, Logan
Birder's,
I also spent several hours in Logan county yesterday afternoon searching for the SNOW within the State Park and along several roads in the surrounding vicinity without finding the bird. Hopefully someone will rediscover the owl wherever it is at.
Merry Christmas,
Joe Kipper, Fort Collins

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