COBirds
Received From Subject
8/21/17 12:25 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/21/17 7:53 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Monday YES
8/21/17 5:45 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite continues at Lamar
8/21/17 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2017
8/20/17 8:06 pm stephen.getty <Stephen.Getty...> [cobirds] Re: Upland Sandpiper - El Paso County
8/20/17 7:51 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Birds at Prewitt Reservoir
8/20/17 3:28 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite continues at Lamar
8/20/17 1:31 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Juvenile Prairie Short-billed Dowitcher (Bent County)
8/20/17 10:16 am Robb Hinds <robbh5970...> [cobirds] Upland Sandpiper - El Paso County
8/20/17 10:08 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Walden Ponds white heron
8/20/17 9:22 am Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> [cobirds] Pygmy nuthatches- Littleton, Jeff Co
8/20/17 6:21 am 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Cattle Egrets Weld County
8/20/17 3:46 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 August 2017
8/19/17 8:33 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Home area birds, Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo
8/19/17 8:20 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] White-throated Swift roost at Deer Creek, JeffCo 8/19
8/19/17 11:16 am Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Five three-toes woodpeckers, Larimer County
8/19/17 9:13 am Michael San Miguel <mikejsanmiguel...> [cobirds] Golden-winged Warbler-Steamboat Springs
8/19/17 3:21 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2017
8/18/17 12:56 pm Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] "Buteos in Bad Light: Come to the Dark Side!" Raptor ID Class 9/17/17 Adams Co (Brighton)
8/18/17 11:36 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] N Waterthrush #4, CSR, El Paso Co, Fri
8/18/17 10:13 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Evening Grosbeak, Denver Cty
8/18/17 7:44 am Jane B <janeb1952...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/18/17 7:34 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Curve-billed Thrasher [Weld]
8/18/17 5:48 am coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] A new CO and WY eBird blog post: The details box
8/18/17 3:41 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2017
8/17/17 9:40 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Fly-catching Nuthatch & Screeching Great Horned - Marjorie Perry NP (Arapahoe)
8/17/17 8:43 pm 'K Miller' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Can you identify this bird?
8/17/17 7:01 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Eastern Phoebe, Louisville
8/17/17 6:35 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Nighthawks, Louisville
8/17/17 2:36 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] N Waterthrush #3, CSR, El Paso Co, Thurs.
8/17/17 9:15 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Bird Behavior During a Total Solar Eclipse
8/17/17 8:39 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Yard Birds - Centennial (Arapahoe)
8/17/17 7:13 am Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/17/17 3:16 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2017
8/16/17 8:05 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Dickcissel - Reservoir Ridge Natural Area (Larimer)
8/16/17 7:48 pm Tina Jones <tjcalliope...> [cobirds] Pygmy Nuthatch & Calliope Hummers, in yd., Jefferson County
8/16/17 7:09 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/16/17 6:45 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
8/16/17 6:10 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/16/17 6:09 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/16/17 5:34 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
8/16/17 4:42 pm Dale Adams <dasaadams...> [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
8/16/17 4:07 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Terns at Timnath Reservoir, Larimer County
8/16/17 2:05 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
8/16/17 1:19 pm <wmrkillam69...> [cobirds] Re: RFI: Lewis's Woodpecker
8/16/17 12:15 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
8/16/17 7:40 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] RFI: Lewis's Woodpecker
8/16/17 5:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] RFI: Mountain Plover
8/16/17 3:16 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2017
8/15/17 8:20 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] Re: Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
8/15/17 5:46 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Re: Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
8/15/17 5:17 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Western Field Ornithologists annual convention, Pueblo, starts TOMORROW
8/15/17 3:50 pm Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...> [cobirds] Solitary Sandpipers - Mesa County
8/15/17 3:23 pm Cindy Ann Hutchins <coloradobirdy...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
8/15/17 10:26 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
8/15/17 10:11 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
8/15/17 8:45 am Cindy Ann Hutchins <coloradobirdy...> [cobirds] Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
8/15/17 7:17 am Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Burrowing Owl
8/15/17 7:01 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Vail, Eagle County 8/14
8/15/17 3:15 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2017
8/14/17 7:33 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] South Western Longmont Birds ( and a bit more )
8/14/17 5:54 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Seven Little Gulls Lower Queens Resv. Eads (Kiowa Co) Colorado 14Aug2017
8/14/17 4:09 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Yard birds - Douglas
8/14/17 1:45 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Little Gull Lower Queens Kiowa Co CO
8/14/17 1:26 pm Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...> [cobirds] Solitary Sandpiper - Mesa County
8/14/17 12:50 pm 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Oh well, bye bye Brown-crested Fly
8/14/17 8:57 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Sharp-shinned hawk, Louisville
8/14/17 8:31 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
8/14/17 8:26 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Kiowa County Brown-crested Fly (likely) and Little Gull pics
8/14/17 5:55 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Sharp-shinned Hawk, Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo
8/14/17 3:21 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 August 2017
8/13/17 8:25 pm 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Kiowa County: Brown-crested Fly, Little Gull, Laughing Gull
8/13/17 6:55 pm Norm Erthal <normanerthal...> [cobirds] Alaska Birding trip
8/13/17 6:26 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Re: Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Ash-Throated Flycatcher
8/13/17 1:02 pm Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Ash-Throated Flycatcher
8/13/17 12:56 pm Adam Vesely <avesely22...> [cobirds] Common Tern at Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Co.
8/13/17 12:45 pm John Malenich <john.malenich...> [cobirds] Re: Fawn Brook Inn closing
8/13/17 11:47 am Jeff Parks <lastimout...> [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Dusky-Capped Flycatcher
8/13/17 7:07 am KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Mountain Chickadee in west Centennial, Arapahoe County
8/13/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 August 2017
8/12/17 7:54 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Ken Caryl Valley, Jeffco 8/12
8/12/17 6:10 pm Norm Erthal <normanerthal...> [cobirds] Alaska Trip 2018
8/12/17 1:50 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Sat.
8/12/17 5:58 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Local birds, Lafayette, Boulder County, Aug. 12
8/12/17 4:58 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Centennial Birds - Arapahoe Co.
8/12/17 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 August 2017
8/11/17 1:55 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Local birds: JeffCo and Arapahoe
8/11/17 1:52 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite in Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 11Aug2017
8/11/17 1:44 pm Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co, Friday
8/11/17 8:07 am Peter Gent <gent...> [cobirds] Swallow-Tailed Kite records in CO
8/11/17 7:56 am Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] RE: Swallow-Tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co)
8/11/17 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 August 2017
8/10/17 6:54 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO Update
8/10/17 5:19 pm 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Ramah Res (El Paso Co), Chico Basin (Pueblo Co) 8-9-17
8/10/17 4:54 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
8/10/17 4:49 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
8/10/17 1:12 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
8/10/17 9:07 am Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
8/10/17 3:28 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 August 2017
8/9/17 11:36 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 9Aug2017
8/9/17 3:21 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 August 2017
8/8/17 4:30 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Lark Bunting, Gilpin County
8/8/17 8:15 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Hummingbirds in Wild Display
8/8/17 3:05 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 August 2017
8/7/17 7:53 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Thread Closed - Re: [cobirds] Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
8/7/17 7:17 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
8/7/17 4:05 pm Scott Severs <scottesevers...> [cobirds] Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
8/7/17 7:46 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Black Swan/Weld
8/7/17 3:37 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 August 2017
8/6/17 6:16 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Fawn Brook Inn closing
8/6/17 6:05 pm 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Broadwings? Larimer
8/6/17 4:45 am teuton <teuton...> [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn closing
8/6/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 August 2017
8/5/17 4:54 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Morgan County
8/4/17 3:56 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Grosbeak migration, Louisville
8/4/17 7:44 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow/Weld
8/4/17 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 August 2017 *
8/3/17 6:57 pm Tina Jones <tjcalliope...> [cobirds] Question about Rufous Hummingbird numbers, now
8/3/17 4:53 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] Local birder to show ASGD group around Ft Collins on Sun 8/6.
8/3/17 3:28 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] A pair of Three-toed Woodpeckers, Lory State Park, Larimer county
8/3/17 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 August 2017
8/2/17 7:35 pm Tina Jones <tjcalliope...> [cobirds] Viewing Hummers in my yard, Jefferson County
8/2/17 7:54 am Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] 3 Long Billed Curlews currently at Lagerman Reservoir
8/2/17 3:12 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 August 2017
8/1/17 3:24 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 August 2017
7/31/17 12:52 pm Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...> RE: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/31/17 10:32 am Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...> Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/31/17 10:22 am Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...> Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/31/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 July 2017
7/30/17 11:07 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/30/17 3:02 pm kickback <bill_kosar...> Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/30/17 10:38 am JIM THOMPSON <forpargolf...> [cobirds] Observation list
7/30/17 9:53 am JIM THOMPSON <forpargolf...> [cobirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Rocky Mt Nat. Park, Jul 28, 2017
7/30/17 8:24 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Pine Siskin, Adams Cty 7-29-17
7/30/17 7:32 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/30/17 3:22 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 July 2017
7/29/17 11:00 pm millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
7/29/17 4:33 pm Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...> [cobirds] Eastern Larimer County 7/29
7/29/17 12:05 pm Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> [cobirds] Eastern Larimer County 7/29
7/29/17 8:25 am <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] June 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Area and Beyond
7/29/17 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 July 2017
7/28/17 12:57 pm Janet Hanley <janethanley43...> [cobirds] nighthawks
7/28/17 3:10 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 July 2017
7/28/17 12:22 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Nighthawks, Louisville, Boulder County
7/27/17 9:55 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Hummingbirds - Golden - Jeffco
7/27/17 3:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 July 2017
7/26/17 4:31 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Olive-sided Flycatcher near South Fork
7/26/17 2:08 pm Christy P <passerculus...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/26/17 7:20 am KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Blue Grosbeaks near Larkspur, Douglas County
7/26/17 7:02 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/26/17 3:19 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 July 2017
7/25/17 8:33 pm snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 6:31 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 5:45 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 4:49 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 3:32 pm <stevenelarson...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 3:29 pm 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 2:30 pm Christy P <passerculus...> [cobirds] Re: Calliope, Rufous Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
7/25/17 11:52 am Christy P <passerculus...> [cobirds] Calliope, Rufous Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
7/25/17 11:46 am Christy P <passerculus...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 7:22 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 5:16 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
7/25/17 3:20 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 July 2017 *
7/24/17 3:18 pm <markchavez...> [cobirds] Hummingbirds Jeffco/Lakewood
7/24/17 8:34 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Red-eyed Vireo, COS, El Paso Co, Monday
7/24/17 7:48 am The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> [cobirds] Willet [Weld]
7/24/17 3:27 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 July 2017 *
7/23/17 9:40 pm Sandra Laursen <salaursen...> [cobirds] Re: Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins, Larimer) on 24July2017
7/23/17 9:00 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [cobirds] Gray Flycatchers, Juniper Titmouse and Black-throated Grey Warblers in Red Canyon Ok north of Canon City
7/23/17 5:33 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins, Larimer) on 24July2017
7/23/17 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 July 2017
7/22/17 3:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 July 2017
 
Back to top
Date: 8/21/17 12:25 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Monday update on the White Egret at Walden Ponds -

I went out this morning hoping to get another look at this bird, but it was
conspicuously absent. In fact, there were only a few Snowy Egrets on
Cottonwood Marsh, and all of them had black legs and yellow feet. I tried
Bass Pond, Duck Pond and Ricky Weiser wetland, but there weren't any white
egrets anywhere to be seen. I dragged my scope and tripod around for over
an hour hoping to see the green-legged egret, but didn't find it anywhere.
I guess that was my penance ...

Well, back to the egret saga ... Steven Mlodinow brought up the point that
a juvenile Little Blue Heron should have black wingtips. While these can be
somewhat difficult to see, with the abundance of pictures taken of this
green-legged Egret, those markings should have been captured in at least
one of those pictures. Unfortunately, nobody has reported seeing this
critical ID marking on this bird, so I will have to conclude that this bird
is a juvenile Snowy Egret with lighter legs and feet. The early clues led
me to believe that it was a LBHE, ie leg/foot coloring and feeding behavior
(standing quietly instead of running around), but I needed to follow up on
all of the clues for a proper ID. Oh well, SOMEBODY needs to run around
with their hair on fire from time to time, I suppose. I guess the positive
aspect of this is that more people should now be aware of the differences
between these two birds, and what things to look for to discern the
differences between the two. We don't get to see Little Blue Herons around
here very often, but if one shows up in the future, hopefully I will know
it when I see it.

Good Birding -
Jeff Parks


>>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<3c411ad2-b040-42dd-b982-3af97878a005...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/21/17 7:53 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Monday YES
At 8:45am, seen soaring over swimming pool at Willow Creek Park, in Lamar
in Prowers County in SE Colorado! Thanks to Nick and all for reporting it
yesterday! Great new Colorado bird for me!

--
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

Sent from my Android

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%2BXeEuU%<3Dpr2vSGFohemixWqm5NV4ow7O81q61Q5yn-GTxUouYA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/21/17 5:45 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite continues at Lamar
I am currently here in Lamar looking for the Swallow-tailed Kite. If
anyone else is coming today, please let me know. More people looking the
better I am sure.

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> wrote:
> Just wrapped up our WFO field trip in Lamar where 8 of us searched the
skies over the Willow Creek Park vicinity for one hour (in four groups of
2). It was finally spotted high over the parking lot at the Willow Creek
swimming pool. We searched through several groups of Mississippi Kites
(over 200 birds). See photo.
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins (currently in Pueblo)
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DE075250-A828-4AF5-A329-420142297F8A...>
.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

Sent from my Android

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%2BXeEuUOQ367SaHTCkZDFx9JA%<2BaeOBAT0ZN3ZHUey5kgkeuYbw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/21/17 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 21, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 21 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (Boulder, Huerfano)
Bufflehead (*Boulder, Custer, *Larimer)
Common Merganer (*Washington)
Dusky Grouse (Eagle)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, Otero, *Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, *Bent, Huerfano, Otero)
Chimney Swift (*Denver, *Prowers)
Black Rail (*Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (*El Paso)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (*Washington)
Upland Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Crowley)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Crowley, El Paso, *Washington)
Dunlin (Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Alamosa, *Jefferson, Kiowa)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Alamosa, Boulder, *Crowley, *Washington)
Short-billed Dowitcher (*Bent)
Wilson’s Snipe (Crowley, Otero)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, *El Paso, Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose, Otero, Rio
Blanco, *Washington)
LITTLE GULL (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Crowley, Otero)
Black Tern (*Bent, El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Common Loon (Kiowa, La Plata, Ouray)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Cattle Egret (*Denver)
Green Heron (Otero)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (*Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, *&Prowers, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Prowers)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, Pueblo
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Elbert, Kiowa, Larimer, Otero, Logan,
*Prowers, *Pueblo, *Washington)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Custer, Huerfano, La Plata, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Merlin (*Larimer, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (*Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Crowley, Kiowa, Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso, *fremont)
Bell’s Vireo (Prowers)
Gray Vireo (Archuleta, Montrose)
Cassin’s Vireo (Kiowa)
Gray Jay (El Paso, Gilpin)
Chichuahuan Raven (*Custer)
Carolina Wren (Baca)
Bewick’s Wren (*El Paso, *Fremont)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, *Fremont, Otero)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Red Crossbill (Baca, El Paso)
Pine Siskin (Otero)
Evening Grosbeak (Otero)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Kiowa,*Pueblo, Saguache)
Golden-winged Warbler (Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (*El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Baca, Eagle, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*El Paso, Huerfano, Montrose, Otero, Rio Blanco, Weld)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Custer, El Paso, Jackson, Weld)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Dickcissel (Baca, Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Blanca Wetlands, Bez Bezuidenhouf reported Semipalmated
Sandpipers and 20
Pectoral Sandpipers.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Reservoir Hill, Ben Bailey reported Gray Vireo.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.
---On August 17 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Nick Komar et al reported
Greater Roadrunner, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, heard Carolina Wren,
Dickcissel, heard Red Crossbill, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 20 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Nick Komar et al
reported juv Short-billed Dowitcher, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Greater
Roadrunners.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.
---On August 16 at Walden Ponds, Jeff Parks reported juv Little Blue Heron
and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers; Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Little Blue
Heron and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpiper. On August 17
at Walden Ponds, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported 2 Wood Ducks, 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, and Little Blue Heron. On
August 18 at Walden Ponds, Willem van Vliet reported Little Blue Heron.
---On August 17 at Magnolia Campgound/trails Stephen Chang reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 20 at Teller Farm and Lakes, Rebecca Laroc reported f-type
Bufflehead.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Lake Meredith, John Drummond et al reported 3rd-cyc
Lesser Black-backed Gull. On August 18 at Lake Meredith, Jim Rowroth et al
reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On August 17 at Lake Meredity Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Nick Komar reported
7 Stilt Sandpiper and 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
---On August 18 at Lake Meredith Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Ryan Adams et al
reported 8 Stilt Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On August 19 at
Lake Meredith, Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Jay Withgott reported Long-billed
Curlew, 12 Stilt Sandpipers, 13 Semipalmated sandpipers and Wilson’s
Snipe. On August 29 at Lake Meredith Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Dick Porter and
Joshua Smith reported 38 Stilit Sandppers, 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers,
Great Crested Flycatcher and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On August 17 at DeWeese Reservoir, Kurt Mize reported f-type Bufflehead,
6 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, f-type Lark Bunting.
---On August 20 in Wetmore area, Drew Beamer et al reported Chichuahuan
Raven.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 20 at Denver City Park, Tony Leukering reported Cattle Egret
on island in Ferril Lake and Chimney Swift.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 18 at Venetucci Farm, Van Truan reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On August 17 and 18 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded
Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 17 at Adams Open Space, Cathy Bondy reported 3 Mississippi
Kites.
---On August 18 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Nick Komar et al reported
Mississippi Kite. On August 19 at Fountain Creek RP, Nick Komar el al
reported Mississippi Kite and type 2 Red Crossbill.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On August 16 on S Peyton Hwy, Don Marsh reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 16 on BIrdsall Road, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers and Mississippi Kite. ---On August 17 on Handover Rd, Diego
Blanco reported Curve-billed Thrasher; Drew Beamer reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows.
---On August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Drew Beamer reported
Curve-billed Thrasher and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows; Diego Blanco reported 6
Curve-billed Thrashers, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows. On
August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cynthia Hudson et al reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 7 Solitary Sandpipers, and 10 Cassin’s
Sparrows. On August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dick Porter et al reported 5
Solitary Sandpipers, 3 Curve-billed Thrashers, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows. On
August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond et al reported Bewick’s Wren
and Ladder-backed Woodpecker. On August 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim
Rowoth el at reported 5 Curve-billed Thrashers, 9 Cassin’s Sparrows, 3
Clay-colored Sparrows, and 20 Lark Buntings. On August 20 at Chico Basin
Ranch, John Drummond et al reported 6 Solitary Sandpipers, 3 Ladder-backed
Woodpeckers, 3 Curve-billed Thrashers, 4 Cassin’s Sparrows, 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows, Bewick’s Wren, Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 19 on Santa Fe Ave in Fountain, Nick Komar et al reported 4
Mississippi Kites.
---On August 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Ketcham reported 2 Stilt
Sandpipers, Black Tern, 2 Cassin’s Kingbirds, Dickscissel.
---On August 20 at Intersection of Squirrel Creek Road and s Peyton Hwy,
Robb Hinds reported Upland Sandpiper.
---Ou August 20 at intersection of S Peyton Hwy and Apelt Ranch Road, Ed
Pandolfino reported 2 ad Sandhill Cranes, Ladder-backed Woodpecker,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and Brewer’s Sparrow.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 20 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Drew Beamer et al reported
Eastern Phoebe, 2 Cassin’s Kingbirds, Bewick’s Wren, 4 Curve-billed
Thrashers, Grasshopper Sparrow.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Orlando Reservoir, Jay Withgott reported 3 Wood Ducks.
---On August 18 at Lathrop SP, Sharon Cormier-Aagard reported heard Greater
Roadrunner, f Williamson’s Sapsucker, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 19 on CR 34 near Walden, Bob Friedrichs reported f – type Lark
Bunting.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On August 20 at Chatfield SP S Platte River Delta, Frank Farrell
reported Pectoral Sandpiper.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Abode Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Nick Komar reported
from NE Shore Snowy Plover, Long-billed Curlew, and Black-bellied Plover.
Nick says that access is terrible.
---On August 20 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Great
Crested Flycatcher and 2 Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 20 at Upper queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
6 Solitary Sandpipers, Caspian Tern, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Great
Crested Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo.
---On August 20 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Upland
Sandpiper, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 65 Black Tern,
Common Tern, 16 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 6 Northern Waterthrush, Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Vallecito Reservoir, David Dunford reported 2 Common
Loons, 5 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead. On August 20 at Topminnow NA, Sandy
Arnesen reported Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.
---On August 16 at Reservoir Ridge NA, John Shenot reported ad f Dickcissel.
---On August 18 at Emmaline Lake train in spruce forest above Pingree Park,
Libby Edwards reported 6 American Three-toed Woodpeckers
---On August 19 at Estes Park, Debra Corpora reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On August 20 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported Prairie Merlin.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood and Carol Ortenzio
reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar reported 3 Solitary
Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen Cunningham reported 1
juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2 Solitary Sandpipers
(1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers, Gray Vireo, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrow.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 18 at Cheraw Lake, Jim Rowoth and Kurt Mize reported Wilson’s
Snipe and Black Tern.
---On August 18 at Higbee Valley Road, Doug Faulker et al reported 4
Greater Roadrunners, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Curve-billed Thrashers, 2
Brewer’s Sparrows, Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On August 19 at Holbrook Reservoir, Bernard Morris reported Green Heron
and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On August 18 at Holbrook reservoir, David
Tonnessen reported 2 Solitary Sandpipers, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13
Black Terns, Red-headed Woodpecker, flyover calling Evening Grosbeak.
---On August 19 at Rocky Ford SWA Ryans Ponds, David Tonnessen reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers and flyover calling Pine
Siskin.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.
---On August 17 at Lamar Community College, Nick Komar et al reported 26
Mississippi Kites, Broad-winged Hawk, Bell’s (eastern) Vireo, and 3
Northern Cardinals.
---On August 19 at Willow Creek Park, Bernard Morris reported
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE circling overhead with kettle of Mississippi Kites and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers. On August 20 at Willow Creek Park, Nick Komar et
al reported 100 Mississippi Kites, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, 2 Chimney Swifts,
and Red-headed Woodpecker.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 17 at Pueblo
Mountain Park, Ryan Adams reported Acorn Woodpecker, 2 Williamson’s
Sapsuckers and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 18 at Pueblo Mountain Park,
Nathan Pieplow et al reported 5 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, Merlin, 3 Grace’s
Warblers. On August 19 at Pueblo Mt Park, Mark Holmgren et al reported 2
Williamson’s Sapsucker, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Grace’s Warbler.
---On August 16 at Pueblo Reservoir, Jay Withgott found 2 juv Little Gulls
at South Shore Marina. The Little Gulls were also reported by Dale and
Joel Adams at South Marina; Brandon Percival reported the
Little Gulls by picnic Shelter near South Shore Headquarters; Nick Komar
and others reported the Little
Gulls at east end of Pueblo Reservoir.
---On August 17 at Lake Minnequa in Pueblo, Jay Withgott and Mark Holmgren
reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On August 18 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Scott Somershoe reported hearing
Black Rail. Onb August 20 at Nepestra Road Marsh, Nick Komar et al
reported 2 Black Rail, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4 Red-headed Woodpecker, and
Northern Waterthrush.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 19 along Yampa Core Trail in Steamboat Springs, Machael San
Miguel reported ad m Golden-winged Warbler about 100-200 yards upstream
from where trail corsses Trafalager Dr just behind “Flour Mill” camp.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Russell Lakes SWA, Riley Morris reported Northern
Waterthrush

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 20 at Prewitt Reservoir, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Common
Merganser, Semipalmated Plover, 30 Stilt Sandpipers, 7 Semipalmated
Sandpipers, 6 Solitary Sandpipers, and juv Red-headed Woodpecker.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 19 at Norma’s Grove, Gene Rutherford reported 5 Brewer’s
Sparrows, 12 f-type Lark Buntings.
---On August 18 at Firestone Gravel Pits (view from road) Carl Starace
reported 2 juv Little Blue Heron.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 26 will be to Guanella Pass led by
Wendy Wibbens and Sue Summers (wibbwj AT aol.com; 303-330-1175). This
trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 26 will be to Cobb Lake, Timnath
Reservoir and Lory SP led by Francis Commercon (siskinbyderailleur AT
gmail.com; 303-470-9130) Meet at 0700 in the SW corner of the Moby Arena
Parking Lot on the CSU campus, Fort Collins. Will try to carpool to
minimize the number of cars. From Denver, take I-25 north to Prospect
Road, exit 268. Drive west on Prospect until you turn north on Shields
St., Then drive to Elizabeth St where you will turn east directly into the
Moby Arena Parking Lot. State Parks pass required. Will begin at Cobb
Lake SWA then transition to Timnth Reservoir, have lunch at Lory SP. Trip
will conclude mid-afternoon. Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and
lunch. Bring good walking shoes and long pants. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday August 27 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748). Meet
at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway to carpool. Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right. State Parks pass and and Jumbo Res/Prewitt Res
access permit required (Habitat permit or Fishing License).
This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water,
sunscreen, and bug spray, Long pants are recommended. Register online or
contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcwCCvuET8dvz4FJ%2BY8nErjKnpNG3p7%<2B-s0oB0NXbPvvQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 8:06 pm
From: stephen.getty <Stephen.Getty...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Upland Sandpiper - El Paso County
Robb,
Thats a fabulous find, and great photo.
Thanks for sharing!!
Steve

On Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:16:55 AM UTC-6, <robb......> wrote:
>
> This morning I found an Upland Sandpiper near the intersection of Squirrel
> Creek Rd. and S. Peyton Hwy. (Peyton Rd.)
>
> This ebird report has a photo.
>
> https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38733034
>
> Robb Hinds
> Colorado Springs
> El Paso County
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<a112e1bc-6bf7-47d6-85ab-1cba7c98ba30...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 7:51 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birds at Prewitt Reservoir
Hi all,
Today a handful of us ventured up to Prewitt Reservoir, looking
particularly for shorebirds. We were not disappointed. Before I delve into
that, however, I would like to note that, because we were so engrossed in
the sandpipers, we had little time to scan open water for the previously
reported jaegar and bird the cottonwoods for any migrants that may have
been passing through. The shorebirds were generally concentrated on the
western side, where we had Red-necked Phalaropes and Pectoral Sandpipers,
as well as hundreds of peeps and Stilt Sandpipers. Collectively we had 16
shorebird species. An interesting Common Merganser was resting on the
mudflats where the dam terminates.
Link to list with photos: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38741506
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<e0d6cdec-07dc-4052-9217-540b4edbd405...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 3:28 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite continues at Lamar
Just wrapped up our WFO field trip in Lamar where 8 of us searched the skies over the Willow Creek Park vicinity for one hour (in four groups of 2). It was finally spotted high over the parking lot at the Willow Creek swimming pool. We searched through several groups of Mississippi Kites (over 200 birds). See photo.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins (currently in Pueblo)

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DE075250-A828-4AF5-A329-420142297F8A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DE075250-A828-4AF5-A329-420142297F8A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 1:31 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Juvenile Prairie Short-billed Dowitcher (Bent County)
Our field trip for the WFO convention visited Adobe Creek Reservoir this afternoon. Highlight was a juv. Short-billed Dowitcher among a small flock of Lesser Yellowlegs at the south dam. Photo attached. Note the diagnostic pattern on the tertials. To reach the site, it is best to approach from the south to avoid a washed out road.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<8530E592-A1CF-41BA-BAC0-4AA2319BC78C...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<8530E592-A1CF-41BA-BAC0-4AA2319BC78C...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 10:16 am
From: Robb Hinds <robbh5970...>
Subject: [cobirds] Upland Sandpiper - El Paso County
This morning I found an Upland Sandpiper near the intersection of Squirrel
Creek Rd. and S. Peyton Hwy. (Peyton Rd.)

This ebird report has a photo.

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38733034

Robb Hinds
Colorado Springs
El Paso County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGA7pEYYU%2BQPYrz3yaM3EPD2weJih-z0wd-SpTrnKFqWpDAU%<2Bw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 10:08 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Walden Ponds white heron

Greetings.


I hate to say this, but I believe the Walden Ponds "Little Blue Heron" to be an odd young Snowy Egret
It is common for young Snowies to have entire yellow-green/green legs for months after fledging. Additionally, a great number of young Snowies have bicolored bills if you look hard. Admittedly, usually it is dark gray shading into black, however the following photos from the Macauley Library show young Snowy Egrets with bill patterns that are reasonably similar to the Walden bird. I've seen birds like this myself.


https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/66332971 (this shows green legs as well)
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/61891821

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/31794221



In one set of photos I looked at, the heron-in-question was near several Snowies. The bill gave the impression of being thicker, but also seemed a bit shorter than that of the obvious Snowies. I wonder if the apparent thickness is due to the bill being fully thick, but not fully long, still growing out (as happens in young herons, ibis, shorebirds...)


Finally, young Little Blues should still have some dusky primary tips. This can be hard to see, but given the number of people who have watched the bird, no one has commented on this and I can't see dusky on the primaries in any of the photos.


I think this is probably a late-hatching (or slow-to-mature) Snowy Egret


Alas
Steve Mlodinow

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<15e009e2cc1-c0e-3bab...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 9:22 am
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pygmy nuthatches- Littleton, Jeff Co
To add to a recent series of Pygmy Nuthatches in western Arapahoe Co, this morning while doing yard work, I had a pair of come thru my yard in Littleton by Columbine HS and Clement Park. I did some playback and I saw them briefly. I ran inside for binocs and they were gone. They were rapidly moving from pine to pine and making quite the ruckus. Great yard bird for my location!

Scott Somershoe
Littleton, Jeff Co.

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<17EB0910-CDF0-4D51-9B45-25FA552543CC...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 6:21 am
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cattle Egrets Weld County
Yesterday at 3 I visited Lower Latham Reservoir (Weld Co), pretty quiet but
seems like it's setting up for decent fall shorebird habitat. One Baird's
Sandpiper, lots of Kildeer, two Greater Yellowlegs, and two Solitary
Sandpipers further east along that small channel of water, south of the
road.

In the Behrens Reservoir area, from WCR 46 & WCR 41, go north on 41 about
1/4 mile, the pond on west side was very active. It channels west behind
some berms and a few different angles are required to view some of the
spots farther back. I counted 39 Cattle Egrets on the south shore hanging
out with Cows, that's the most I've seen in one place. Also two Great
Egrets, a few Snowy's, three Black-necked Stilts, Three juvenile
Black-crowned Night Herons, about fifteen Great Blue Herons, four Lesser
and two Greater Yellowlegs, three White-faced Ibis, a large concentration
of Double-crested Cormorants, lots of ducks, two Pied-billed Grebes, and
several small flocks of Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

A few Great Blue Herons were doing what appeared to be a courtship ritual,
walking in pairs, one behind the other, very slowly like one step every few
seconds, necks extended and heads straight up which made them look
amazingly tall. Then about ten were hanging out on the south shore, tightly
grouped, near the water but up from the bank in short grass with a small a
prairie dog colony. Although I've seen them hunt prairie dogs before, this
was more of a congregation...perhaps they were gathering for breeding
activity?

I got in my truck hot and tired from just a couple hours of birding, looked
at my dashboard and the temperature was 96 degrees at five o'clock.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<b30312ed-543e-4cad-a4d1-7ee46969082b...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/20/17 3:46 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 20, 2017

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

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

Wood Duck (Boulder, Huerfano)
Bufflehead (Custer, Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Eagle)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca, *Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Huerfano, Otero)
Black Rail (Pueblo)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, *Crowley)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Crowley, *El Paso)
Dunlin (*Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Alamosa, *Kiowa)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Alamosa, Boulder, *Crowley)
Wilson’s Snipe (*Crowley, Otero)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, El Paso, *Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose, *Otero, Rio
Blanco)
LITTLE GULL (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Crowley, *Otero)
Black Tern (*El Paso, *Kiowa, *Otero)
Common Loon (*Kiowa, La Plata, Ouray)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder, *Weld)
Green Heron (*Otero)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (*Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, *Prowers, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Prowers)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, *Pueblo)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Elbert,*Kiowa, *Larimer, *Otero, Logan,
*Prowers)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Custer, Huerfano, La Plata, *Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
Merlin (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison, *Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Kiowa, Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*El Paso)
Bell’s Vireo (Prowers)
Gray Vireo (Archuleta, Montrose)
Cassin’s Vireo (*Kiowa)
Gray Jay (El Paso, Gilpin)
Carolina Wren (Baca)
Bewick’s Wren (El Paso)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Otero)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Red Crossbill (Baca, *El Paso)
Pine Siskin (*Otero)
Evening Grosbeak (*Otero)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, *Kiowa, Saguache)
Golden-winged Warbler (*Routt)
Nashville Warbler (Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (*Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (*El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Baca, Eagle, *El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (El Paso, Huerfano, Montrose, Otero, Rio Blanco, *Weld)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Custer, *El Paso, *Jackson, *Weld)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Dickcissel (Baca, Boulder, *El Paso, *Kiowa, Larimer)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Blanca Wetlands, Bez Bezuidenhouf reported Semipalmated
Sandpipers and 20
Pectoral Sandpipers.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Reservoir Hill, Ben Bailey reported Gray Vireo.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.
---On August 17 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Nick Komar et al reported
Greater Roadrunner, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, heard Carolina Wren,
Dickcissel, heard Red Crossbill, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.
---On August 16 at Walden Ponds, Jeff Parks reported juv Little Blue Heron
and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers; Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Little Blue
Heron and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpiper. On August 17
at Walden Ponds, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported 2 Wood Ducks, 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, and Little Blue Heron. On
August 18 at Walden Ponds, Willem van Vliet reported Little Blue Heron.
---On August 17 at Magnolia Campgound/trails Stephen Chang reported Gray
Flycatcher.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Lake Meredith, John Drummond et al reported 3rd-cyc
Lesser Black-backed Gull. On August 18 at Lake Meredith, Jim Rowroth et al
reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On August 17 at Lake Meredity Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Nick Komar reported
7 Stilt Sandpiper and 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
---On August 18 at Lake Meredith Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Rayan Adams et al
reported 8 Stilt Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers. On August 19 at
Lake Meredith, Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Jay Withgott reported Long-billed
Curlew, 12 Stilt Sandpipers, 13 Semipalmated sandpipers and Wilson’s Snipe.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On August 17 at DeWeese Reservoir, Kurt Mize reported f-type Bufflehead,
6 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, f-type Lark Bunting.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 18 at Venetucci Farm, Van Truan reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On August 17 and 18 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded
Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 17 at Adams Open Space, Cathy Bondy reported 3 Mississippi
Kites.
---On August 18 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Nick Komar et al reported
Mississippi Kite. On August 19 at Fountain Creek RP, Nick Komar el al
reported Mississippi Kite and type 2 Red Crossbill.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On August 16 on S Peyton Hwy, Don Marsh reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 16 on BIrdsall Road, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers and Mississippi Kite. ---On August 17 on Handover Rd, Diego
Blanco reported Curve-billed Thrasher; Drew Beamer reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows.
---On August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Drew Beamer reported
Curve-billed Thrasher and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows; Diego Blanco reported 6
Curve-billed Thrashers, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows. On
August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cynthia Hudson et al reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 7 Solitary Sandpipers, and 10 Cassin’s
Sparrows. On August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dick Porter et al reported 5
Solitary Sandpipers, 3 Curve-billed Thrashers, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows. On
August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond et al reported Bewick’s Wren
and Ladder-backed Woodpecker. On August 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jim
Rowoth el at reported 5 Curve-billed Thrashers, 9 Cassin’s Sparrows, 3
Clay-colored Sparrows, and 20 Lark Buntings.
---On August 19 on Santa Fe Ave in Fountain, Nick Komar et al reported 4
Mississippi Kites.
---On August 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Ketcham reported 2 Stilt
Sandpipers, Black Tern, 2 Cassin’s Kingbirds, Dickscissel.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Orlando Reservoir, Jay Withgott reported 3 Wood Ducks.
---On August 18 at Lathrop SP, Sharon Cormier-Aagard reported heard Greater
Roadrunner, f Williamson’s Sapsucker, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 19 on CR 34 near Walden, Bob Friedrichs reported f – type Lark
Bunting.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Abode Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Nick Komar reported
from NE Shore Snowy Plover, Long-billed Curlew, and Black-bellied Plover.
Nick says that access is terrible.
---On August 20 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Great
Crested Flycatcher and 2 Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 20 at Upper queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
6 Solitary Sandpipers, Caspian Tern, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Great
Crested Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo.
---On August 20 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Upland
Sandpiper, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 65 Black Tern,
Common Tern, 16 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 6 Northern Waterthrush, Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Vallecito Reservoir, David Dunford reported 2 Common
Loons, 5 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.
---On August 16 at Reservoir Ridge NA, John Shenot reported ad f Dickcissel.
---On August 18 at Emmaline Lake train in spruce forest above Pingree Park,
Libby Edwards reported 6 American Three-toed Woodpeckers
---On August 19 at Estes Park, Debra Corpora reported Red-headed Woodpecker.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood and Carol Ortenzio
reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar reported 3 Solitary
Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen Cunningham reported 1
juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2 Solitary Sandpipers
(1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers, Gray Vireo, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrow.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 18 at Cheraw Lake, Jim Rowoth and Kurt Mize reported Wilson’s
Snipe and Black Tern.
---On August 18 at Higbee Valley Road, Doug Faulker et al reported 4
Greater Roadrunners, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Curve-billed Thrashers, 2
Brewer’s Sparrows, Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
---On August 19 at Holbrook Reservoir, Bernard Morris reported Green Heron
and Lesser Black-backed Gull. On August 18 at Holbrook reservoir, David
Tonnessen reported 2 Solitary Sandpipers, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13
Black Terns, Red-headed Woodpecker, flyover calling Evening Grosbeak.
---On August 19 at Rocky Ford SWA Ryans Ponds, David Tonnessen reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers and flyover calling Pine
Siskin.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.
---On August 17 at Lamar Community College, Nick Komar et al reported 26
Mississippi Kites, Broad-winged Hawk, Bell’s (eastern) Vireo, and 3
Northern Cardinals.
---On August 19 at Willow Creek Park, Bernard Morris reported
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE circling overhead with kettle of Mississippi Kites and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 17 at Pueblo
Mountain Park, Ryan Adams reported Acorn Woodpecker, 2 Williamson’s
Sapsuckers and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 18 at Pueblo Mountain Park,
Nathan Pieplow et al reported 5 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, Merlin, 3 Grace’s
Warblers. On August 19 at Pueblo Mt Park, Mark Holmgren et al reported 2
Williamson’s Sapsucker, 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Grace’s Warbler.
---On August 16 at Pueblo Reservoir, Jay Withgott found 2 juv Little Gulls
at South Shore Marina. The Little Gulls were also reported by Dale and
Joel Adams at South Marina; Brandon Percival reported the
Little Gulls by picnic Shelter near South Shore Headquarters; Nick Komar
and others reported the Little
Gulls at east end of Pueblo Reservoir.
---On August 17 at Lake Minnequa in Pueblo, Jay Withgott and Mark Holmgren
reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On August 18 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Scott Somershoe reported hearing
Black Rail.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 19 along Yampa Core Trail in Steamboat Springs, Machael San
Miguel reported ad m Golden-winged Warbler about 100-200 yards upstream
from where trail corsses Trafalager Dr just behind “Flour Mill” camp.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Russell Lakes SWA, Riley Morris reported Northern
Waterthrush

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 19 at Norma’s Grove, Gene Rutherford reported 5 Brewer’s
Sparrows, 12 f-type Lark Buntings.
---On August 18 at Firestone Gravel Pits (view from road) Carl Starace
reported 2 juv Little Blue Heron.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTdheKoD36fzo%3DhRy1nw%2BocCKSUA%<2BsRFgRsmAWLs1OHd5g...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/19/17 8:33 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Home area birds, Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo
Migration has continued very slow in my home area over the past week. A
very thin passage of *Western Tanagers*, *Black-headed Grosbeaks,* *Yellow
Warblers*, and *Chipping Sparrows *if I'm lucky. *Warbling Vireo *and
*Orange-crowned
Warbler* were noted yesterday, hinting at good times to come. Each day I am
ready to enjoy an upswing.

First thing this morning a *Western Wood-Pewee* in my front yard (the first
migrant for my home area this season) got my hopes up that today would
bring something. Indeed, the pewee was a harbinger of some new variety. No
big deal, but fun for home area birding. My visit to Massey Draw near my
home (no public access) added another *Western Wood-Pewee*, 1 *Dusky
Flycatcher*, 1 *MacGillivray's Warbler*, 1 *Virginia's Warbler*, 1
*Clay-colored
sparrow* and 2 *Brewer's Sparrows*. A highlight was a female *Evening
Grosbeak* that flew south, calling all the way.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=icon>
Virus-free.
www.avast.com
<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6Roo8TeS_i6_7tWL61GdHLj2hAkqb-%<3D3Mi3H88ZA7mVVCiQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/19/17 8:20 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-throated Swift roost at Deer Creek, JeffCo 8/19
There is a nice place to observe *White-throated Swifts* where Deer Creek
flows through its gap in the Lyons Formation hogback. The area can be
viewed from around the junction of West Deer Creek Canyon Road and Buckhorn
Road (eBird hotspot "Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd"). Park along Buckhorn
just over the Deer Creek bridge.

The swifts are attracted to an area of the hogback bluff overlooking Deer
Creek, shown in the first photo below. There are maybe 20 or so pairs that
nest there. Recent visits peaked with 60-80 swifts August 8-11, apparently
including local fledglings. Then my visits on Aug 12-18 had only 0-6
swifts, and it seemed the local birds had mostly departed.

I stopped in there tonight, arriving at 6:43 pm (67 min. before sunset) and
right off I noted large groups of swifts (80-100 at a time) swarming out in
front of the cliff. Once I started paying attention, it was clear that
birds were rapidly entering a particular crack -- the roost! -- a
zig-zagging crevice with an overhang, maybe 15-20 feet long and 2-3 inches
wide (second photo below).

From 6:43 to 7:02 pm it looked as if there was a continual stream of swifts
just appearing more or less out of nowhere, swarming, and entering the
crack. As they entered, most just flew up swiftly to the crack from
slightly below and just shot into the crack, pulling their wings in at the
last moment. In some cases they seemed to fly right into the crack. Some
birds flew back out of the crack, but the overwhelming flow was of inbound
birds. After 7:02 the incoming birds thinned, but there remained a steady
but diminishing arrival of birds until I left at 7:15 pm.

I think the number of White-throated Swifts I saw was in the range of
400-500. And it is likely some entered the roost before I arrived. Clearly
these were migrants stopping in at this roost. And they are all in that one
crack! There was some vocalizing as the flocks flew around, but not very
much. As I was leaving the flying birds had ceased calling, but I could
hear swifts calling from the roost itself.

There were hardly any birds active other than the swifts, but there was an
unexpected evening movement of migrant *Northern Harriers*. *Seven*
harriers flew over from 7:00 - 7:08 pm, all as singles heading south high
over the crest of the Lyons Hogback. It was 4 females and 2 males. An
adult *Peregrine
Falcon* also put in appearance, but was likely a local.

The Lyons Formation Hogback overlooking Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Road

Swift roost is the diagonal shadow toward the top of the cliff.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO



<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=icon>
Virus-free.
www.avast.com
<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAGj6Roqmjkwi2EyOGZOeEL9-xB3DcF4EWDLpmwi7u-4PUSLMzQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/19/17 11:16 am
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Five three-toes woodpeckers, Larimer County
Yesterday on the Emmaline Lake trail in the spruce forest above Pingree
Park, Poudre Canyon, we saw 5 three-toed woodpeckers foraging. The first
pair foraging together were at about 9,500 ft along the trail. They were
knocking and going up a spruce. The next pair were at about 10,200 ft on a
downed log, foraging together across it. I have posted a picture. I don't
have a big camera so this is what I got. They often squeaked at each other
and continued their ripping up of the bark while we stood there nearby.
The third woodpecker was closer to the lake maybe about 10,500 ft. and
going up a tree.

I went back to the Overlook trail a couple of days later in Lory State Park
to see if I could see the 3-toed woodpeckers I saw there last week. There
is quite a bit more of ripping up of the bark of a leaning downed ponderosa
right along the trail. You can't miss it. No sign of the birds though but
they definitely had done more work. Is this unusual to see 3-toed activity
in a lower Ponderosa forest?

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins
Larimer County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABwznzJLXZyqfoUK%<3DqSMioc9N28YrN5xgS90ty1_3aPYvzb1kg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/19/17 9:13 am
From: Michael San Miguel <mikejsanmiguel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Golden-winged Warbler-Steamboat Springs
Good day,

This morning around 7:00 I had an adult male Golden-winged Warbler along the Yampa Core Trail about 100-200 yards upstream from where the trail crosses Trafalger drive, just behind the "Flour Mill" complex. This would be upstream from the railroad bridge crossing and near the rebar "crane" sculpture. It was with several Yellow Warblers and seen in very good light for 8-10 minutes.
Ebird list is here.

http://ebird.org/ebird/shared?subID=UzM4NzEzMzE0&s=t

Michael San Miguel
La Verne, CA
678-571-2076
<Mikejsanmiguel...>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<c2deebc2-ff4b-4f97-bee4-085fc77b0d71...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/19/17 3:21 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

Wood Duck (Boulder, Huerfano, Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Custer, Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Eagle)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Baca)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, *Huerfano, *Otero)
Chimney Swift (Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (Bent, *Pueblo)
Sandhill Crane (Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (El Paso, Weld)
Black-bellied Plover (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Crowley, El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Alamosa, El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Alamosa, Boulder, *Crowley, El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Wilson’s Snipe (*Otero)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, *El Paso, Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose, Rio Blanco,
Weld)
LITTLE GULL (Kiowa, Pueblo)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, *Crowley)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa, *Otero)
Common Tern (Adams, Arapahoe)
Common Loon (La Plata, Ouray)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Kiowa, Prowers, Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Fremont, Prowers)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Boulder, Elbert, El Paso, Kiowa, *Otero,
Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Custer, *Huerfano, La Plata, *Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Merlin (*Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Kiowa, Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso)
Bell’s Vireo (Prowers)
Gray Vireo (Archuleta, Montrose)
Gray Jay (El Paso, Gilpin)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Carolina Wren (Baca)
Bewick’s Wren (*El Paso)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, *Otero)
American Pipit (Denver, Weld)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Red Crossbill (Baca)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Saguache)
Nashville Warbler (Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (*Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca, *Otero)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Baca, Eagle, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*El Paso, *Huerfano, Jackson, Montrose, *Otero, Rio
Blanco)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Custer, Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Baca, Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Bobolink (Boulder, El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Blanca Wetlands, Bez Bezuidenhouf reported Semipalmated
Sandpipers and 20
Pectoral Sandpipers.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Reservoir Hill, Ben Bailey reported Gray Vireo.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.
---On August 17 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Nick Komar et al reported
Greater Roadrunner, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, heard Carolina Wren,
Dickcissel, heard Red Crossbill, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.
---On August 16 at Walden Ponds, Jeff Parks reported juv Little Blue Heron
and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers; Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Little Blue
Heron and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpiper. On August 17
at Walden Ponds, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported 2 Wood Ducks, 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, and Little Blue Heron. On
August 18 at Walden Ponds, Willem van Vliet reported Little Blue Heron.
---On August 17 at Magnolia Campgound/trails Stephen Chang reported Gray
Flycatcher.

CROWLERY COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Lake Meredith, John Drummond et al reported 3rd-cyc
Lesser Black-backed Gull. On August 18 at Lake Meredith, Jim Rowroth et al
reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On August 17 at Lake Meredity Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Nick Komar reported
7 Stilt Sandpiper and 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
---On August 18 at Lake Meredith Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Rayan Adams et al
reported 8 Stilt Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On August 17 at DeWeese Reservoir, Kurt Mize reported f-type Bufflehead,
6 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, f-type Lark Bunting.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
On August 18 at Venetucci Farm, Van Truan reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On August 17 and 18 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded
Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Space, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
On August 17 at Adams Open Space, Cathy Bondy reported 3 Mississippi Kites.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite. On August 16 at Fountain Creek
Regional Park, Will German and Gloria Nikolai reported Mississippi Kite.
On August 18 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Nick Komar et al reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On August 16 on S Peyton Hwy, Don Marsh reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 16 on BIrdsall Road, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers and Mississippi Kite. ---On August 17 on Handover Rd, Diego
Blanco reported Curve-billed Thrasher; Drew Beamer reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows.
---On August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Drew Beamer reported
Curve-billed Thrasher and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows; Diego Blanco reported 6
Curve-billed Thrashers, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows. On
August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cynthia Hudson et al reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 7 Solitary Sandpipers, and 10 Cassin’s
Sparrows. On August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Dick Porter et al reported 5
Solitary Sandpipers, 3 Curve-billed Thrashers, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows. On
August 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond et al reported Bewick’s Wren
and Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Orlando Reservoir, Jay Withgott reported 3 Wood Ducks.
---On August 18 at Lathrop SP, Sharon Cormier-Aagard reported heard Greater
Roadrunner, f Williamson’s Sapsucker, 3 Brewer’s Sparrows.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Crested FlycatcherS.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting. On August 14 at Lower Queens Reservoir,
Janeal Thompson reported 7 LITTLE GULLS.
---On August 17 at Abode Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Nick Komar reported
from NE Shore Snowy Plover, Long-billed Curlew, and Black-bellied Plover.
Nick says that access is terrible.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Vallecito Reservoir, David Dunford reported 2 Common
Loons, 5 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.
---On August 16 at Reservoir Ridge NA, John Shenot reported ad f Dickcissel.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers. On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
and Carol Ortenzio reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported 3 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen
Cunningham reported 1 juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2
Solitary Sandpipers (1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers, Gray Vireo, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrow.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 18 at Cheraw Lake, Jim Rowoth and Kurt Mize reported Wilson’s
Snipe and Black Tern.
---On August 18 at Higbee Valley Road, Doug Faulker et al reported 4
Greater Roadrunners, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Curve-billed Thrashers, 2
Brewer’s Sparrows, Rufous-crowned Sparrow.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.
---On August 17 at Lamar Community College, Nick Komar et al reported 26
Mississippi Kites, Broad-winged Hawk, Bell’s (eastern) Vireo, and 3
Northern Cardinals.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 17 at Pueblo
Mountain Park, Ryan Adams reported Acorn Woodpecker, 2 Williamson’s
Sapsuckers and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 18 at Pueblo Mountain Park,
Nathan Pieplow et al reported 5 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, Merlin, 3 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On August 16 at Pueblo Reservoir, Jay Withgott found 2 juv Little Gulls
at South Shore Marina. The Little Gulls were also reported by Dale and
Joel Adams at South Marina; Brandon Percival reported the
Little Gulls by picnic Shelter near South Shore Headquarters; Nick Komar
and others reported the Little
Gulls at east end of Pueblo Reservoir.
---On August 17 at Lake Minnequa in Pueblo, Jay Withgott and Mark Holmgren
reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On August 18 at Nepesta Road Marsh, Scott Somershoe reported hearing
Black Rail.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On August 27 at Russell Lakes SWA, Riley Morris reported Northern
Waterthrush

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.
---On August 13 on ponds on CR 124, Gary Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpipers
and 2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 13 at Woods Lake Gary Lefko reported Solitary Sandpiper.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTftjChW0fDKeN9EBiE0i9HRU3_KXcnrxThdTyYNf7684Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 12:56 pm
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] "Buteos in Bad Light: Come to the Dark Side!" Raptor ID Class 9/17/17 Adams Co (Brighton)
Dear COBIRDERS:

The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) is proud to present a brand-new raptor ID class, "Buteos in Bad Light: Come to the Dark Side!" at our facility in Brighton on September 17, 2017, from 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM. This class is designed for the intermediate-and-above raptor watcher and will focus solely on the five buteo species seen in our state. We're going to learn the secrets to ID-ing a hawk with only one view, on a cloudy day, and delve into the secrets of determining the differences between all those dark-morph buteos. If you've ever wanted to know how to tell the difference between a dark-morph red-tailed hawk and a Harlan's, then this is the class for you!

Several of REF's live raptors will be featured, coupled with the combined skill and experience of Colorado Parks & Wildlife Raptor Monitor Karen Metz and Anne Price, REF's Curator of Raptors. The class will be held at our facility in Brighton on Sunday, September 17, with a tour of our exterior mews to conclude the session. Check in time is 9:30 AM, and the lecture portion (indoors) runs from 9:45 AM to 12:15 Noon, with the mews tour afterwards. Space is limited to 20 people, by advance reservation only. The fee per person is $50. Morning refreshments will be provided.
https://mkt.com/raptor-education-foundation/item/buteos-in-bad-light

Thank you,

Anne Price, Brighton, Adams County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR19MB0543C38AF7E9347C886EDD72CF800...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 11:36 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] N Waterthrush #4, CSR, El Paso Co, Fri
Hi COBirders,

Average banding numbers of the usual fall suspects at Clear Spring Ranch today. Only unusual bird was another Hatch Year Northern Waterthrush banded right at opening this morning. (Oh, and TODAY eBird says they should be on the list, but not for yesterday ?!?!? What happens August 18?).

Steve Brown
Colo Spgs

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<84515143-61B9-4B45-ACF7-81E949DA1CAD...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 10:13 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Evening Grosbeak, Denver Cty
This morning during a short stroll in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver
just a few blocks east of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, I heard
the distinct calls of a pair of Evening Grosbeaks, amid some tall trees
about a 100 yards from me.

Not what I expected to encounter on a mid-August morning in Denver! I
became quite familiar with this species' sounds during multiple seasons of
field work in the coniferous forests of the Colorado high country, so
hearing them in such a different context was an absolute delight. According
to eBird, lowland summertime encounters with Evening Grosbeak are
exceedingly rare. If anyone else is in the area, keep your eyes and ears
peeled.

Eric

-------
Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAFjVA_abb0JaAK1y40-HSY7%2B-UgDAegZC3Ga%<2B9VS_QcRJPyG4g...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 7:44 am
From: Jane B <janeb1952...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Thanks, Jeff, I corrected our post on ebird.
Jane Baryames

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:04:56 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:
>
> Hey all -
>
> I went to Walden Ponds this morning to see if I could relocate some birds
> that I saw out there recently. I was not able to find them, unfortunately
> (the Flycatcher and Mockingbird/Shrike). I had a nice walk anyway, saw a
> few deer along with the usual birdy suspects. There were a bunch of Snowy
> Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh when I arrived, so when I finally made my way
> around to Bass Pond and saw another one, I didn't think much of it. While
> I was examining it, however, it had some things that made me think that it
> was not another Snowy. The legs and feet were a greenish color, and the
> bill was not as dark as a Snow's bill should have been. I watched it for a
> little while until some people with a dog came along and it flew off.
> Shortly thereafter, I stopped to talk to another birder, and she mentioned
> that she and several other people had seen a juvenile Little Blue Heron at
> Walden within the last week or so. It took me a minute to make the
> connection, but I was fairly certain that the bird I had seen would fit
> that description. I didn't see exactly where the bird had flown off, so I
> decided against traipsing around the entire property again in search of one
> bird.
>
> When I got home, I looked at recent eBird postings from Walden, and as
> luck would have it, Willem Van Vliet was out there yesterday, and took a
> picture of what he identified as a Great Egret. You can see his picture on
> his eBird posting from yesterday here: WvV's eBird list from August 15th
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38665112>.
>
> Take a look and see what you think, is this a Little Blue Heron, or a
> Great Egret? I am leaning towards LBHE based on what I saw (assuming that
> this is the same bird). If it is indeed a LBHE, I probably should have
> made a second trip around, but it was getting past time for lunch, and my
> feet were tired.
>
> Other birds of interest were a group of seven Northern Shovelers, three
> Cinnamon Teal (larger beaks than Blue-Winged), and five Semipalmated
> Sandpipers. The Ospreys on the back pond are about ready to leave the
> nest, the adults were pretty busy bringing fish to feed the young ones.
>
> Good birding -
>
> Jeff Parks
> Boulder
>
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<d1d9e2e8-c29a-4731-b1f8-66e99e208327...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 7:34 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Curve-billed Thrasher [Weld]
Hi all

Woke up to an active Curve-billed Thrasher in yard this morning. She was
in and out our Rabbitbrush and Lilacs-very entertaining, tearing everything
apart in litter. Photos posted later this morning. Also, Western Wood
Pewee fly catching and then chased by our local family of five
Logger-headed Shrikes. These five have been with us for about a month
now--the three young are very entertaining chasing bugs on the ground as
well as pinning them to screened windows. They perch very close to windows
for excellent photos. On evening walks we can walk right by them on fence
lines without them flying away, pretty cool.

FYI, Crom Lake no longer shorebird habitat--filled up again last few days.

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

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<8ac422ab-8bdb-4866-9efe-e1ab60be354d...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 5:48 am
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] A new CO and WY eBird blog post: The details box
Hi all:


I have posted a new essay written by many of the CO eBird reviewers to the Colorado and Wyoming eBird blog. Please see it at


http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/2017/08/ebird-basics-species-comments-box.html



Thanks,


Tony Leukering
currently Guymon, OK

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<15df562f604-c04-2bb9...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/18/17 3:41 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 18, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 18 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (*Boulder, Huerfano, Kiowa)
Bufflehead (*Custer, Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Eagle)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Baca)
Greater Roadrunner (*Baca)
Chimney Swift (Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (Bent)
Sandhill Crane (Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (El Paso, Weld)
Black-bellied Plover (*Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, *Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Crowley, El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Alamosa, El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Alamosa, *Boulder, *Crowley, El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Boulder, *El Paso, Kiowa, Mesa, Montrose, Rio Blanco,
Weld)
LITTLE GULL (Kiowa, Pueblo)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe, *Crowley)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Tern (Adams, Arapahoe)
Common Loon (La Plata, Ouray)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Kiowa, *Prowers, *Pueblo)
Broad-winged Hawk (Fremont, *Prowers)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Boulder, Elbert, El Paso, Kiowa, Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Custer, La Plata, *Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Kiowa, Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso)
Bell’s Vireo (*Prowers)
Gray Vireo (*Archuleta, Montrose)
Gray Jay (El Paso, Gilpin)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Carolina Wren (*Baca)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
American Pipit (Denver, Weld)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Red Crossbill (*Baca)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, *Saguache)
Nashville Warbler (Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (*Pueblo)
Cassin’s Sparrow (*El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Baca, Eagle, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*El Paso, Jackson, Montrose, Rio Blanco)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montrose)
Lark Bunting (*Custer, Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (*Baca, Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Bobolink (Boulder, El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Blanca Wetlands, Bez Bezuidenhouf reported Semipalmated
Sandpipers and 20
Pectoral Sandpipers.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Reservoir Hill, Ben Bailey reported Gray Vireo.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.
---On August 17 at Two Buttes SWA below dam, Nick Komar et al reported
Greater Roadrunner, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, heard Carolina Wren,
Dickcissel, heard Red Crossbill, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.
---On August 16 at Walden Ponds, Jeff Parks reported juv Little Blue Heron
and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers; Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Little Blue
Heron and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpiper. On August 17
at Walden Ponds, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported 2 Wood Ducks, 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, and Little Blue Heron.
---On August 17 at Magnolia Campgound/trails Stephen Chang reported Gray
Flycatcher.

CROWLERY COUNTY:
---On August 17 at Lake Meredith, John Drummond et al reported 3rd-cyc
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On August 17 at Lake Meredity Feedlot Sewage Ponds, Nick Komar reported
7 Stilt Sandpiper and 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On August 17 at DeWeese Reservoir, Kurt Mize reported f-type Bufflehead,
6 Williamson’s Sapsuckers, f-type Lark Bunting.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush. On August 17 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded
Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Space, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
On August 17 at Adams Open Space, Cathy BOndy reported 3 Mississippi Kites.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite. On August 16 at Fountain Creek
Regional Park, Will German and Gloria Nikolai reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 13 at Windmill gulch, Diana Beatty reported flyover
Mississippi Kite.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On August 16 on S Peyton Hwy, Don Marsh reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 16 on BIrdsall Road, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers and Mississippi Kite. ---On August 17 on Handover Rd, Diego
Blanco reported Curve-billed Thrasher; Drew Beamer reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows.
---On August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Drew Beamer reported
Curve-billed Thrasher and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows; Diego Blanco reported 6
Curve-billed Thrashers, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 4 Cassin’s Sparrows. On
August 17 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cynthia Hudson et al reported Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 7 Solitary Sandpipers, and 10 Cassin’s
Sparrows.

---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Orlando Reservoir, Jay Withgott reported 3 Wood Ducks.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Crested FlycatcherS.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting. On August 14 at Lower Queens Reservoir,
Janeal Thompson reported 7 LITTLE GULLS.
---On August 17 at Abode Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Nick Komar reported
from NE Shore Snowy Plover, Long-billed Curlew, and Black-bellied Plover.
Nick says that access is terrible.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Vallecito Reservoir, David Dunford reported 2 Common
Loons, 5 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.
---On August 16 at Reservoir Ridge NA, John Shenot reported ad f Dickcissel.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers. On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
and Carol Ortenzio reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported 3 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen
Cunningham reported 1 juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2
Solitary Sandpipers (1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers, Gray Vireo, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrow.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.
---On August 17 at Lamar Community College, Nick Komar et al reported 26
Mississippi Kites, Broad-winged Hawk, Bell’s (eastern) Vireo, and 3
Northern Cardinals.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers. On August 17 at Pueblo
Mountain Park, Ryan Adams reported Acorn Woodpecker, 2 Williamson’s
Sapsuckers and 3 Grace’s Warblers.
---On August 16 at Pueblo Reservoir, Jay Withgott found 2 juv Little Gulls
at South Shore Marina. The Little Gulls were also reported by Dale and
Joel Adams at South Marina; Brandon Percival reported the
Little Gulls by picnic Shelter near South Shore Headquarters; Nick Komar
and others reported the Little
Gulls at east end of Pueblo Reservoir.
---On August 17 at Lake Minnequa in Pueblo, Jay Withgott and Mark Holmgren
reported 2 Mississippi Kites.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On August 27 at Russell Lakes SWA, Riley Morris reported Northern
Waterthrush

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.
---On August 13 on ponds on CR 124, Gary Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpipers
and 2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 13 at Woods Lake Gary Lefko reported Solitary Sandpiper.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcXzO_n%<3Dh486BYXWLeC6LkgGnt5DKSE_Y91ptQjXeBzmA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 9:40 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fly-catching Nuthatch & Screeching Great Horned - Marjorie Perry NP (Arapahoe)
This evening (8/17), I visited Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve in Greenwood
Village (Arapahoe) for a short walk. During the hour before sunset and
through dusk, I picked up my first mosquito bites & Lark Sparrows at the
preserve. The mosquitoes were everywhere; the sparrows (two) were walking
with me up and down the dirt path near the ponds.

Also of note...along the path that cuts between the two main ponds were a
few Black-capped Chickadees and Lesser Goldfinches. An adult male Yellow
Warbler, singing some sort of Yellow Warblerish song, was there too. Two
Western Kingbirds and a Western Wood Pewee were also near the ponds. (This
is the first I've seen of the kingbirds near the water at the preserve.
Usually, they're in the fields.) On the pond was a cormorant, a kingfisher,
a few Black-crowned Night Herons, and mallards.

I stayed through dusk, hoping to hear some marsh birds (nope) or spot a
nighthawk (nope). But I did get to hear two calling Great Horns. And on the
way out, a third flew low over the path that leads away from the preserve
and into the surrounding community, making a brief, harsh screech as it
went. It perched near the High Line Canal Trail and kept repeating the
call.

Which brings me to the fly-catching nuthatch. I saw it on the same path as
the owl, but earlier, on my way into the preserve. Near a section of trail
flanked by small conifers, a Red-breasted Nuthatch was "sallying" from one
side of the trail to another, perching on the wooden fence posts as it
went. I've never seen nuthatches do this, so it took me a moment to
establish that the small, dark flycatcher wasn't some unexpected bird but a
common enough bird doing something uncommon. For its effort, the nuthatch
gained a small moth, which it picked out of the air before flying back into
the trees.

Elsewhere in west Arapahoe Co....I had Black-chinned and Calliope
hummingbirds (one each) in my yard today. At one point, those two and a
third (unidentified) coexisted, perched in a tree near each other. That
changed, of course, as soon as I grabbed my camera. I also saw, albeit
poorly, the flicker, which I noted in an earlier post, that seems to have a
very yellow underside.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<90cd61fc-6cf3-42d7-bc39-8ca1fb95a310...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 8:43 pm
From: 'K Miller' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Can you identify this bird?

This bird is with a licensed rehabber in Colo Sprgs. We are trying to figure out what it is. It eats both mealworms and seeds, but tends to tear the mealworms into small pieces before eating. On 8/8 when I last saw it in person, it was the size of a house finch and able to perch. It did not have the streaking on the sides of the breast and was just buffy looking at that time. I recall the beak was conical looking, but in this picture it appears more pointed.
Thanks for your help.
Kathy Miller
Colo Spgs



> Date: August 17, 2017 at 9:41:11 AM MDT
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 🐿

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<336E2EFA-1DCD-4B8C-8368-22B8B98D2ECB...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 7:01 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Phoebe, Louisville
Hi all,
Just today I had an Easter Phoebe actively foraging in a stand of bleached
cottonwoods just south of the Community Park in the town of Louisville, CO.
Other birds of note included something near 60 Common Nighthawks (Paula
Hansley reported them as well), Calliope Hummingbirds two days back in the
northwest corner of Warembourg Open Space, and many migrant wood-pewees.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<5b6f030e-2ebe-41e2-9a7d-87bc66f9900e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 6:35 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nighthawks, Louisville
7:30 PM: At least 50 Common nighthawks have flown over my house in the last 15 minutes! They are still coming from the north but in much smaller numbers.

Broomfield birders -- look up!

Paula Hansley
Louisville, Boulder Co.

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<B5E4EB32-9B1E-49D6-B092-1EB5921D6206...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 2:36 pm
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] N Waterthrush #3, CSR, El Paso Co, Thurs.
Hey COBirders,

Banding at Clear Spring Ranch today was mostly slow, but I did catch a Hatch Year Northern Waterthrush around 10:00. This is the third one this season here (and 43rd in the last two years!).

Most everybody else took the day off.

Enjoy migration!
Steve Brown
Colo Spgs

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<67862DF9-341C-4F3E-9884-26A155CA1A81...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 9:15 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Behavior During a Total Solar Eclipse
Hi all

Sharing research article of current interest ... :-) ... see those of you
chasing "totality" in rural WY or NE on Monday!

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1676/0043-5643%282000%29112%5B0431%3ABBDATS%5D2.0.CO%3B2

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

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<77f9dd2e-b805-4eb8-8962-88cded48af6c...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 8:39 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yard Birds - Centennial (Arapahoe)
It was hard to get work done yesterday (8/16) from home, as my backyard was
filled with birds. The day started, over breakfast, with two hummers
chasing each other around my patio feeder, as my wife, dog, and I watched.
I couldn't identify either then, but later sightings showed them to be a
Calliope & Broad-tailed. Elsewhere in the yard, flocks of Black-capped
Chickadees and House Finches (about a half dozen each) visited my suet and
platform feeders. A family(?) of Chipping Sparrows fed, all day, in my weed
gardens (wild arugula, purslane, and pigweed); I suspect this means the
weeds have gone to seed. Two Downy Woodpeckers & two Red-breasted
Nuthatches also stopped by.

Later, around 10:30, a flock of about 17 Bushtits moved in, foraging among
my two Honey Locust trees and my suet. Usually, the flocks of Bushtits come
& go, moving yard to yard through my neighborhood. These birds stayed the
day & into this morning, raiding the suet & honey locust every few hours.
The flocks of chickadees, House Finches, Chipping Sparrows were still
around. A family of Spotted Towhees also came out to forage, as did one
House Wren. A White-breasted Nuthatch called from nearby. And a Blue Jay
made sporadic visits to my platform feeder. The tanager seemed gone. But a
Western Wood Pewee had arrived, flycatching with fairly long flights
through my yard.

Both the breakfast and 10:30 watches ended with a Cooper's Hawk buzzing the
yard.

Still later in the afternoon, I thought I saw a Northern Flicker with
fairly yellow underwings. While I've seen integrades up in Denver, I
haven't yet spotted any in around Arapahoe Co. So I followed this flicker
into one of the honey locust trees, looking for it from beneath the trees
branches. Instead, I was entertained by the Broad-tailed, which flew around
the underside of the tree, indifferent to me. It came within arm's length
at one point, close enough for me to watch it move its legs as it
maneuvered in flight. While watching that bird, I lost the flicker, but
found one -- seemingly red-shafted -- with a red mustache and just traces
of red on its nape. While watching *that* bird, there was a commotion on
the other side of my yard and I turned in time to see an enormous-seeming
Red-tailed Hawk crash / dive into my row of sunflowers. It missed whatever
it was after.

All in all, about 25 birds in the yard yesterday, plus an unidentified gull
around sunset -- probably a Ring-billed, which seem to have begun returning
to parking lots in the areas -- and a blackbird flyover, heard but not
seen.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<2f8158b4-9c23-4047-91da-adc28ad20240...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 7:13 am
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Well, it appears that the Saturday bird outing from the Wild Bird Company
in Boulder was at Walden Ponds last weekend, and they photographed and
identified this bird at that time. Thanks to Leslie for forwarding this
report to me! The photos taken are pretty nice ones, check them out at Little
Blue Heron at Walden Ponds.
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildbirdco/albums/72157684197079552>

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildbirdco/albums/72157684197079552>I
thought I might be missing something, as there is no mention of this bird
on eBird from that outing yet as far as I could tell. Anyway, it appears
that multiple sightings/confirmations have been made on this bird, it is
always nice to see something that is a little unusual around here. It
just reinforces my theory that I need to spend more time in the outdoors!

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<89dfab09-d5ce-41e6-8c73-0b0c82909dde...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/17/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 17, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, August 17 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (*Huerfano, Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Eagle)
Chimney Swift (Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (Bent)
Sandhill Crane (Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (El Paso, Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*Alamosa, El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Alamosa, *Boulder, El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, Mesa, *Montrose, Rio Blanco,
Weld)
LITTLE GULL (Kiowa, *Pueblo)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Tern (Adams, Arapahoe)
Common Loon (*La Plata, Ouray)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Kiowa)
Broad-winged Hawk (Fremont)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Boulder, Elbert, *El Paso, Kiowa, Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*La Plata, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Kiowa, Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso)
Gray Vireo (*Montrose)
Gray Jay (El Paso, Gilpin)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
American Pipit (Denver, Weld)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Eagle, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jackson, *Montrose, Rio Blanco)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, *Larimer)
Bobolink (Boulder, El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Blanca Wetlands, Bez Bezuidenhouf reported Semipalmated
Sandpipers and 20
Pectoral Sandpipers.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.
---On August 16 at Walden Ponds, Jeff Parks reported juv Little Blue Heron
and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers; Jack and Ryan Bushong reported Little Blue
Heron and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpiper.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Sapce, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite. On August 16 at Fountain Creek
Regional Park, Will German and Gloria Nikolai reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 13 at Windmill gulch, Diana Beatty reported flyover
Mississippi Kite.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On August 16 on S Peyton Hwy, Don Marsh reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 16 on BIrdsall Road, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers and Mississippi Kite.

---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Orlando Reservoir, Jay Withgott reported 3 Wood Ducks.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Crested FlycatcherS.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting. On August 14 at Lower Queens Reservoir,
Janeal Thompson reported 7 LITTLE GULLS.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Vallecito Reservoir, David Dunford reported 2 Common
Loons, 5 Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.
---On August 16 at Reservoir Ridge NA, John Shenot reported ad f Dickcissel.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers. On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
and Carol Ortenzio reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported 3 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen
Cunningham reported 1 juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2
Solitary Sandpipers (1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 16 at Airport Lake, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers, Gray Vireo, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrow.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers.
---On August 16 at Pueblo Reservoir, Jay Withgott found 2 juv Little Gulls
at South Shore Marina. The Little Gulls were also reported by Dale and
Joel Adams at South Marina; Brandon Percival reported the
Little Gulls by picnic Shelter near South Shore Headquarters; Nick Komar
and others reported the Little
Gulls at east end of Pueblo Reservoir.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.
---On August 13 on ponds on CR 124, Gary Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpipers
and 2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 13 at Woods Lake Gary Lefko reported Solitary Sandpiper.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcRLrq-p4mhZoL2AV5%<3DdAQ6sYoCRhU8KVs9bwJHTbvzyA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 8:05 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissel - Reservoir Ridge Natural Area (Larimer)
I found and photographed a very cooperative adult female Dickcissel at
Reservoir Ridge Natural Area this evening. She was in the first big field
near the Overland Trail parking lot, on the fence to the right (north) of
the trail. Maybe 150 yards from the parking lot?

This species was seen at this location by multiple observers this summer,
but I wanted to post here as this appears to be the first August or later
record in eBird for Larimer County. So I guess this is late. Still a chance
for any listers who have missed this species in 2017!

John Shenot
Fort Collins

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<00848ab2-dfa2-4d06-9e75-22c2ce3762cf...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 7:48 pm
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pygmy Nuthatch & Calliope Hummers, in yd., Jefferson County
Hi all,


Yesterday I was sitting outside and heard Pygmy Nuthatch in my yard[it sounded like around 5-7, and I saw 2 in the Pines]. They were in the yard today also. I had them in the yard before, but that was in mid fall. A nice surprise.


Finally as of 2, days ago, Calliope Hummingbirds have arrived in my yard [latter arrival date than in years past]. There are 3-4 as of today, [adult and im females]. Along with the Calliope are continuing adult male and adult female Rufous.


Now that there are many MORE migrating hummers the ad. m. Rufous can no longer control the yard. Because of this you can actually see and identify the different Hummingbrds which are here. A couple have taken bird baths. All 4 species of hummers can be in the yard at the same time, but the Black-chinned is not as common.


This summer is the latest EVER I have had ad. m. and f. Rufous. Usually the adults leave my area by around August 4-5.


Come on over if you want. Chairs are in the front and back. email me if you might come. Yes, the last 2 days have been active. I'm hoping for a midge hatch for the birds.


Happpy Birding !

Tina Jones

4400 Bow Mar Dr.,

Littleton, CO., Jefferson County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DM3PR14MB07681F1BFB7213D73F2C7421C0830...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 7:09 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Yeah, that looks very much like what I saw out there today. And it looks
very similar to Willem's photo that was taken yesterday. Ira Sanders
chimed in, and he agrees that it looks like a Little Blue Heron as well. It
looks like we have another "vagabond wanderer" in our midst ...

It would be pretty neat to see another Little Blue Heron in this neck of
the woods, I managed to get up to Longmont last summer and see the one that
was hanging around Rogers Grove Park for awhile. That one was an adult, it
didn't register with me immediately that this one might be a LBHE since it
was all white. But I had already traipsed all around the whole area, and I
could smell lunch already ...

Jeff Parks

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<e827f208-52d5-4c40-9048-ac9d252ee38b...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 6:45 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
Both juv Little Gulls still foraging over east end of Pueblo Reservoir 7-7:30 pm.

Nick Komar et al
Fort Collins CO

> On Aug 16, 2017, at 6:33 PM, Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:
>
> I am looking at the two juvenile Little gulls from the picnic shelter near the south shore headquarters building as of 6:30pm at Pueblo Reservoir.
>
> On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Dale Adams <dasaadams...> wrote:
> > Continuing at south marina at 5:30 pm. Boat scared them up and they flew east toward dam.
> >
> > Dale and Joel Adams
> > Fremont County
> >
> > --
> > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<582f0584-2290-43bc-b6cd-b8862a195fe7...>
> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
> >
>
> --
> Brandon K. Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
> Sent from my Android
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%<2BXeEuWYKVGUCFvpUQYkYf8RZbgzN8zNOprHzKeyBFGjjw-7Nw...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<2D660191-804C-4518-8D98-7692490383B0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 6:10 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Sorry, forgot signature.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:09:50 PM UTC-6, Jack Bushong wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Today my brother and I visited Walden Ponds in search of the heron/egret,
> and found a bird that has characteristics that seem to support a Little
> Blue Heron. The legs are definitively yellow, and the bill is bicolored
> (flesh pink and black). It was with a dispersed flock of Snowy Egrets
> resting on a spit of gravel and sand very near the boardwalk at Cottonwood
> Marsh. The birds flushed some time later due to the arrival of an adult
> Bald Eagle, but would presume they did not stray far.
> Link to image of heron: https://flic.kr/p/XwTNw7
>
> On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:04:56 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:
>>
>> Hey all -
>>
>> I went to Walden Ponds this morning to see if I could relocate some birds
>> that I saw out there recently. I was not able to find them, unfortunately
>> (the Flycatcher and Mockingbird/Shrike). I had a nice walk anyway, saw a
>> few deer along with the usual birdy suspects. There were a bunch of Snowy
>> Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh when I arrived, so when I finally made my way
>> around to Bass Pond and saw another one, I didn't think much of it. While
>> I was examining it, however, it had some things that made me think that it
>> was not another Snowy. The legs and feet were a greenish color, and the
>> bill was not as dark as a Snow's bill should have been. I watched it for a
>> little while until some people with a dog came along and it flew off.
>> Shortly thereafter, I stopped to talk to another birder, and she mentioned
>> that she and several other people had seen a juvenile Little Blue Heron at
>> Walden within the last week or so. It took me a minute to make the
>> connection, but I was fairly certain that the bird I had seen would fit
>> that description. I didn't see exactly where the bird had flown off, so I
>> decided against traipsing around the entire property again in search of one
>> bird.
>>
>> When I got home, I looked at recent eBird postings from Walden, and as
>> luck would have it, Willem Van Vliet was out there yesterday, and took a
>> picture of what he identified as a Great Egret. You can see his picture on
>> his eBird posting from yesterday here: WvV's eBird list from August 15th
>> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38665112>.
>>
>> Take a look and see what you think, is this a Little Blue Heron, or a
>> Great Egret? I am leaning towards LBHE based on what I saw (assuming that
>> this is the same bird). If it is indeed a LBHE, I probably should have
>> made a second trip around, but it was getting past time for lunch, and my
>> feet were tired.
>>
>> Other birds of interest were a group of seven Northern Shovelers, three
>> Cinnamon Teal (larger beaks than Blue-Winged), and five Semipalmated
>> Sandpipers. The Ospreys on the back pond are about ready to leave the
>> nest, the adults were pretty busy bringing fish to feed the young ones.
>>
>> Good birding -
>>
>> Jeff Parks
>> Boulder
>>
>>
>>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<ccd0291f-049f-4e8e-8be8-60e838eb36ba...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 6:09 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Hi,
Today my brother and I visited Walden Ponds in search of the heron/egret,
and found a bird that has characteristics that seem to support a Little
Blue Heron. The legs are definitively yellow, and the bill is bicolored
(flesh pink and black). It was with a dispersed flock of Snowy Egrets
resting on a spit of gravel and sand very near the boardwalk at Cottonwood
Marsh. The birds flushed some time later due to the arrival of an adult
Bald Eagle, but would presume they did not stray far.
Link to image of heron: https://flic.kr/p/XwTNw7

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:04:56 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:
>
> Hey all -
>
> I went to Walden Ponds this morning to see if I could relocate some birds
> that I saw out there recently. I was not able to find them, unfortunately
> (the Flycatcher and Mockingbird/Shrike). I had a nice walk anyway, saw a
> few deer along with the usual birdy suspects. There were a bunch of Snowy
> Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh when I arrived, so when I finally made my way
> around to Bass Pond and saw another one, I didn't think much of it. While
> I was examining it, however, it had some things that made me think that it
> was not another Snowy. The legs and feet were a greenish color, and the
> bill was not as dark as a Snow's bill should have been. I watched it for a
> little while until some people with a dog came along and it flew off.
> Shortly thereafter, I stopped to talk to another birder, and she mentioned
> that she and several other people had seen a juvenile Little Blue Heron at
> Walden within the last week or so. It took me a minute to make the
> connection, but I was fairly certain that the bird I had seen would fit
> that description. I didn't see exactly where the bird had flown off, so I
> decided against traipsing around the entire property again in search of one
> bird.
>
> When I got home, I looked at recent eBird postings from Walden, and as
> luck would have it, Willem Van Vliet was out there yesterday, and took a
> picture of what he identified as a Great Egret. You can see his picture on
> his eBird posting from yesterday here: WvV's eBird list from August 15th
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38665112>.
>
> Take a look and see what you think, is this a Little Blue Heron, or a
> Great Egret? I am leaning towards LBHE based on what I saw (assuming that
> this is the same bird). If it is indeed a LBHE, I probably should have
> made a second trip around, but it was getting past time for lunch, and my
> feet were tired.
>
> Other birds of interest were a group of seven Northern Shovelers, three
> Cinnamon Teal (larger beaks than Blue-Winged), and five Semipalmated
> Sandpipers. The Ospreys on the back pond are about ready to leave the
> nest, the adults were pretty busy bringing fish to feed the young ones.
>
> Good birding -
>
> Jeff Parks
> Boulder
>
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<5e96e508-773e-4e09-a839-edae28933966...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 5:34 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
I am looking at the two juvenile Little gulls from the picnic shelter near
the south shore headquarters building as of 6:30pm at Pueblo Reservoir.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Dale Adams <dasaadams...> wrote:
> Continuing at south marina at 5:30 pm. Boat scared them up and they flew
east toward dam.
>
> Dale and Joel Adams
> Fremont County
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<582f0584-2290-43bc-b6cd-b8862a195fe7...>
.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

Sent from my Android

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%<2BXeEuWYKVGUCFvpUQYkYf8RZbgzN8zNOprHzKeyBFGjjw-7Nw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 4:42 pm
From: Dale Adams <dasaadams...>
Subject: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
Continuing at south marina at 5:30 pm. Boat scared them up and they flew east toward dam.

Dale and Joel Adams
Fremont County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<582f0584-2290-43bc-b6cd-b8862a195fe7...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 4:07 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Terns at Timnath Reservoir, Larimer County
Today at 1:00 PM, I counted 35 Terns at Timnath Reservoir. On the sand spit
point towards the north with the Cormorants and Pelicans, there were two
Caspian
Terns and two Forster's Terns. On the north shore to the east of the single
new
house being built, there were 31 Forster's Terns on the shore (viewed from
the north
road). Along with the Terns at both locations, there were a hundred or two
Gulls
with the flocks being mixed with mostly Ring-billed, but several
Californias present.
On the north shore, there was also several dozen Killdeer.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins
Larimer County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<69b6cf0f-3a4c-419e-a6b4-7a083d300bf1...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 2:05 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birds at Walden Ponds, possible juvenile Little Blue Heron
Hey all -

I went to Walden Ponds this morning to see if I could relocate some birds
that I saw out there recently. I was not able to find them, unfortunately
(the Flycatcher and Mockingbird/Shrike). I had a nice walk anyway, saw a
few deer along with the usual birdy suspects. There were a bunch of Snowy
Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh when I arrived, so when I finally made my way
around to Bass Pond and saw another one, I didn't think much of it. While
I was examining it, however, it had some things that made me think that it
was not another Snowy. The legs and feet were a greenish color, and the
bill was not as dark as a Snow's bill should have been. I watched it for a
little while until some people with a dog came along and it flew off.
Shortly thereafter, I stopped to talk to another birder, and she mentioned
that she and several other people had seen a juvenile Little Blue Heron at
Walden within the last week or so. It took me a minute to make the
connection, but I was fairly certain that the bird I had seen would fit
that description. I didn't see exactly where the bird had flown off, so I
decided against traipsing around the entire property again in search of one
bird.

When I got home, I looked at recent eBird postings from Walden, and as luck
would have it, Willem Van Vliet was out there yesterday, and took a picture
of what he identified as a Great Egret. You can see his picture on his
eBird posting from yesterday here: WvV's eBird list from August 15th
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38665112>.

Take a look and see what you think, is this a Little Blue Heron, or a Great
Egret? I am leaning towards LBHE based on what I saw (assuming that this
is the same bird). If it is indeed a LBHE, I probably should have made a
second trip around, but it was getting past time for lunch, and my feet
were tired.

Other birds of interest were a group of seven Northern Shovelers, three
Cinnamon Teal (larger beaks than Blue-Winged), and five Semipalmated
Sandpipers. The Ospreys on the back pond are about ready to leave the
nest, the adults were pretty busy bringing fish to feed the young ones.

Good birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<742e4053-3664-4873-8a69-efdbdff78d63...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 1:19 pm
From: <wmrkillam69...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: RFI: Lewis's Woodpecker
Check out Buena Vista (Chaffee County). I saw them in town (in large
cottonwoods one block north of the Vista Courts off W. Main) over the July
4th weekend, and from ebirds it looks like others have seen them right in
town through the end of July.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:40:32 AM UTC-6, Ira Sanders wrote:
>
> Hey all,
> I have a friend coming from Chicago and she would like to see Lewis's.
> Does anyone have a dependable spot for them right now? Thanks
>
> --
> Ira Sanders
> Golden, CO
> "My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading
> into a waterfall of creative alternatives."
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<71703a30-fb81-4c00-adad-3cfe721bdeea...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 12:15 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Two LITTLE GULLS at Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County)
Bill Kaempfer phoned me to forward a report from a WFO trip leader who
was scouting Pueblo Reservoir and had just observed two LITTLE GULLS at the
south marina
there.
What other rarities might be found during the WFO Convention? The mind
boggles!

Joe Roller, Denver

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAJpZcUDFYcGpnLAVpp2gi24T1vUv4P-ATjx%<2BftTR-j_3SdsTjQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 7:40 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Lewis's Woodpecker
Hey all,
I have a friend coming from Chicago and she would like to see Lewis's.
Does anyone have a dependable spot for them right now? Thanks

--
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO
"My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading
into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siE-Bc7TnVSTTeirSw67Jyh%<3DwMb-NOnUdU7RZKatJyuE0A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 5:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: Mountain Plover
A visitor from Australia will be here later this month and one of his most
wanted birds is Mountain Plover. If anyone has seen Mountain Plover
recently, please contact me with details.

Thanks and Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTdwCN0anHbXeMM%2BP%2BqpTSJDZEXFB950zTYYp%<3Dg4zUMkQQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/16/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 16, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, August 16 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (*Eagle)
Chimney Swift (Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (Bent)
Sandhill Crane (Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (El Paso, Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Rio Blanco, Weld)
LITTLE GULL (Kiowa)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Tern (Adams, Arapahoe)
Common Loon (Ouray)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa)
Broad-winged Hawk (Fremont)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Boulder, *Elbert, El Paso, Kiowa, *Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Kiowa, *Logan)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso)
Gray Jay (El Paso, *Gilpin)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Veery (*Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Denver, Weld)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (*Logan)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*Eagle, *El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*El Paso, Jackson, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa)
Bobolink (Boulder, El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.
---On August 14 at Vall Ski Resort, David Suddjian reported 4 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (family group), and 4 Dusky Grouse.

ELBERT COUNTY:
---On August 15 on CR 89, Cheri Phillips and Maureen Blackford reported juv
Red-headed Woodpecker and Clay-colored Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Sapce, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 13 at Windmill gulch, Diana Beatty reported flyover
Mississippi Kite.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
---On August 15 on Ramah Rd W and CR 93, Cheri Phillips and Maureen
Blackford reported 2 Clay-colored Sparrows and Brewer’s Sparrow.

---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.
---On August 15 on Rollins Pass Rd east side, Steve Mlodinow reported Veery.
---On August 15 at Knights of Phythias Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Crested FlycatcherS.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting. On August 14 at Lower Queens Reservoir,
Janeal Thompson reported 7 LITTLE GULLS.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 15 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Shannon Skalos and Andrea Mott
reported Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers and Nashville
Warbler.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers. On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
and Carol Ortenzio reported Solitary Sandpiper; Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported 3 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 15, Mike Henwood and Eileen
Cunningham reported 1 juv Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) at Fuita SP and 2
Solitary Sandpipers (1 ad, 1juv) at Horsethief SWA.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.
---On August 13 on ponds on CR 124, Gary Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpipers
and 2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 13 at Woods Lake Gary Lefko reported Solitary Sandpiper.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTdXsLc6G0p7BLQ-eZPNXn9RN73vX%3D42X%<2B0PXHdT5vVSfg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 8:20 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] Re: Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
Glad you saw them, congratulations on a lifer.

K. Stecher/now Aurora




----------------------------------------
From: "Brian Johnson" <buntingrobinjay...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:26 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
I found those elusive birds today. Thank you every one for all the tips I
got. I especially want to thank Karl Stecher Jr. who got me in contact with
his friend Larry who was very generous enough to invite me to his cabin on
West Chicago Creek drive and see the pigeons that hang around his cabin.
Also thanks to JoAnn Hackos who also gave me an invite to see the birds
that come to her yard. In this case this bird took a community of birders
for me to find, I am very grateful to every one.
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/80e8b918-ea6f-42c8-bdce-273dec3db8
<b7...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<84c47572f7804b47b26d94a813824757...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 5:46 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
I found those elusive birds today. Thank you every one for all the tips I
got. I especially want to thank Karl Stecher Jr. who got me in contact with
his friend Larry who was very generous enough to invite me to his cabin on
West Chicago Creek drive and see the pigeons that hang around his cabin.
Also thanks to JoAnn Hackos who also gave me an invite to see the birds
that come to her yard. In this case this bird took a community of birders
for me to find, I am very grateful to every one.
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<80e8b918-ea6f-42c8-bdce-273dec3db8b7...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 5:17 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Western Field Ornithologists annual convention, Pueblo, starts TOMORROW
Hey, everybody.

Just a reminder that Western Field Ornithologist's annual birding and
ornithology convention, held this year in Pueblo, starts *tomorrow,
Wednesday, Aug. 16.*

I believe it's too late to register online or by mail, but you can still
register in person, starting *tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.* A few of the
field trips and workshops have filled up, but, otherwise, you should be
good to go with a walk-up registration. Look for registrars Diane Rose and
Frances Oliver, who will charm you, take your money, and get you all set up
for the conference. Get intel here:

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

I'm guessing there will be at least one unauthorized excursion for Little
Gulls in Kiowa County . . .

See you in Pueblo!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<374ab4d5-22c5-4dba-95ec-04c1ee35d437...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 3:50 pm
From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...>
Subject: [cobirds] Solitary Sandpipers - Mesa County
Eileen Cunningham and I observed *Solitary Sandpipers **cinnamomea *at two
different locations this morning. We saw one juvenile at the Fruita State
Park and an adult & juvenile at Horsethief SWA. Yesterday Carol Ortenzio
and I had a juvenile *Solitary Sandpiper **cinnamomea *at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area and Mark & Denise reported seeing 3 Solitary Sandpipers along
the Blue Heron section of the Colorado River State Park. That makes 4
different locations in two days, so this must be the window for the western
subspecies.


Mike Henwood
Grand Junction
Mesa County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAL4VesojezQUKhuZyBFfqhf8K_Qyh4uf9LkOQX1sEvjkmh6hMg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 3:23 pm
From: Cindy Ann Hutchins <coloradobirdy...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
Thanks so much both of you!

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."

~Henry David Thoreau


> On Aug 15, 2017, at 11:26 AM, Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:
>
> Cindy,
> Those ponds are named "Adams and Bunkers Reservoirs" and
> they are easy to find on the eBird hotspot map as:
>
> "Pawnee National Grassland--Adams and Bunker Reservoirs"
>
> It would be swell to swell the number of checklists attached to those birdy places.
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
>
>
>
>> On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:11 AM, The "Nunn Guy" <colorado.birder...> wrote:
>> Hi Cindy
>>
>> Weld CR 124 pond is 1-2 mile west of Hwy 77 (north of Briggsdale). Nearby (south of 124) is Weld CR 122 and 75 where you can access Weld CR 122 pond to west.
>>
>> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://coloradobirder.club/
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:45:33 AM UTC-6, Cindy Ann Hutchins wrote:
>>> Thanks for update, can you please give a cross road? I'm not sure where these ponds are
>>> Thank
>>> Cindy
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<cd1df626-ee40-40e3-9c08-fbe56e2e71ef...>
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<25992E2A-9969-4F05-B7AA-DF327A33E301...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 10:26 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
Cindy,
Those ponds are named "Adams and Bunkers Reservoirs" and
they are easy to find on the eBird hotspot map as:

"Pawnee National Grassland--Adams and Bunker Reservoirs"

It would be swell to swell the number of checklists attached to those birdy
places.

Joe Roller, Denver



On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:11 AM, The "Nunn Guy" <colorado.birder...>
wrote:

> Hi Cindy
>
> Weld CR 124 pond is 1-2 mile west of Hwy 77 (north of Briggsdale). Nearby
> (south of 124) is Weld CR 122 and 75 where you can access Weld CR 122 pond
> to west.
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:45:33 AM UTC-6, Cindy Ann Hutchins wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for update, can you please give a cross road? I'm not sure where
>> these ponds are
>> Thank
>> Cindy
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
> gid/cobirds/<cd1df626-ee40-40e3-9c08-fbe56e2e71ef...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<cd1df626-ee40-40e3-9c08-fbe56e2e71ef...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAJpZcUCwURj8c921ARAiihgmjWY6RT6t8Lvrp_tpF-WwGdmBJw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 10:11 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
Hi Cindy

Weld CR 124 pond is 1-2 mile west of Hwy 77 (north of Briggsdale). Nearby
(south of 124) is Weld CR 122 and 75 where you can access Weld CR 122 pond
to west.

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



On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:45:33 AM UTC-6, Cindy Ann Hutchins wrote:
>
> Thanks for update, can you please give a cross road? I'm not sure where
> these ponds are
> Thank
> Cindy

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<cd1df626-ee40-40e3-9c08-fbe56e2e71ef...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 8:45 am
From: Cindy Ann Hutchins <coloradobirdy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
Thanks for update, can you please give a cross road? I'm not sure where these ponds are
Thank
Cindy

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<e8d9efc7-d86d-407d-a6da-fa27ec8e5316...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 7:17 am
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owl
Hi all,
Yesterday there were two Burrowing Owls on an earthen mound on the south
side of Antero Reservoir where there was a good deal of grazing cattle. Not
much else of note there. A few White-faced Ibis were in the wetlands on the
north side, but there were very few mudflats, as seems to be the case for
many reservoirs in the mountains currently.
Good Birding,
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bdbf3136-4f40-4370-8a5b-7d13a4a7f856...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 7:01 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Vail, Eagle County 8/14
Yesterday I went to Vail Ski Resort in Eagle County with mountain biking as
a primary purpose most of the time, but lots of bird observing as I went. A
highlight was many encounters with *Gray Jays*, which were noted in several
groups of 4-8 birds and smaller groups, totalling to at least 42 Gray Jays!
They were easy to find along trails around Gondola One, stopping my
downhill roll repeatedly. I have a hard time passing by a Gray Jay without
slowing or stopping to enjoy it!

Also noted were 6 *Pine Grosbeaks*, 4 *Am. Three-toed Woodpeckers *(family
group), 1 male *Townsend's Warbler* (my FOS), 2 *Nor. Goshawks*, 4 *Dusky
Grouse*, and 1 *Golden Eagle*. There were some areas with lots of bird
activity, and I noted large numbers of *Audubon's Warblers* and *Dark-eyed
Juncos*, including many HY birds.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6RooN9Z5Rc%<3DWBqY9v4dQTCYwD_sLmVbtM9sTCzBshc7GcKQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/15/17 3:15 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 15, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 15 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Chimney Swift (Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (Bent)
Sandhill Crane (Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (El Paso, Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (*Boulder, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, *Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Rio Blanco, *Weld)
LITTLE GULL (*Kiowa)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Tern (Adams, Arapahoe)
Common Loon (Ouray)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa)
Broad-winged Hawk (Fremont)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*El Paso, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (El Paso)
Gray Jay (*El Paso)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Denver, Weld)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Grace’s Warbler (*Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Clay-colored Sparrow (El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Jackson, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa)
Bobolink (Boulder, El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew. On August 14 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Owens reported 3
Long-billed Curlews.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Sapce, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 13 at Windmill gulch, Diana Beatty reported flyover
Mississippi Kite.
---On August 14 on Elk Park Trail, Rod Schmidt reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
---On August 14 on Pike’s Peak Summit, Rod Schmidt reported 3 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Crested FlycatcherS.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting. On August 14 at Lower Queens Reservoir,
Janeal Thompson reported 7 LITTLE GULLS.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.
---On August 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported
Mew Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers. On August 14 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
and Carol Ortenzio reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 14 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported
Williamson’s Sapsucker and 3 Grace’s Warblers.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.
---On August 13 on ponds on CR 124, Gary Lefko reported 3 Stilt Sandpipers
and 2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 13 at Woods Lake Gary Lefko reported Solitary Sandpiper.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcrjBUrWiF5ESyfV%3DmPs-nJ%3DMnSk2FCSxPQgiF%2BUPn%<2BrA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 7:33 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] South Western Longmont Birds ( and a bit more )
Over the past week or so I've mostly been hanging around the Lagerman
Reservoir/Golden Ponds area in SW longmont.

Over the course of the week at Lagerman I have mainly seen a large spike in
Bairds Sandpipers as I'm sure the rest of Colorado has, Least Sandpipers
seem to be pretty stable at 1 or sometimes 2 each visit, Spotted Sandpipers
have been common, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs have shown up regularly but
Lesser have been more abundant, and the occasional Western Sandpiper,
Solitary Sandpiper or Wilsons Phalarope. There are also 3 Long Billed
Curlews occasionally visiting the reservoir but have been a little
unreliable.
Waterfowl have been very Sporadic at the Res. changing almost every day,
Mostly Mallards(Ovbiously) but sometimes Redheads, Northern Shovelers, and
I've seen more Blue Winged Teals there than I usually do.

August 12 was probably one of my best days ever at Lagerman with a
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER IN THE MORNING, and in the afternoon 4 BAIRDS
SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and a LEAST SANDPIPER, along with 2
WILSONS PHALAROPES, a high count of LESSER YELLOWLEGS at 15, and the
highlight being 4 early migrant STILT SANDPIPERS that were scared off by a
PEREGRINE FALCON along with almost everything else except the fearless LEYE.
At Golden Ponds on the same day there wasn't much but an early (or lost)
WHITE CROWNED SPARROW, and 4 SORAS that were very cooperative, audio wise.

At night around my house, I have had many vocalizing Great Horned Owls
having up to 3-5 in about an hour, a single Migrating Sora, and an Eastern
Screech Owl calling from a neighbor's backyard.

Not in Longmont:

Lake County:
2 probably migrating BLACK SWIFTS as I didn't see any immidiete waterfalls
in the area, over the base of Mount Sherman, 2 White Tailed Ptarmagins on
the Mountain, and 2 Northern Goshawks again closer to the base of the
mountain.

Park County: The only unusual sighting was a single Prairie Falcon flying
East of FairPlay (town)


Good Birding
Luke Phenegert
Longmont,Colorado

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CALhMPZf2gtyetyWB8f1u9ra8OLd12Xk1WjGSWD%<2BTT5KxdntPKQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 5:54 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Seven Little Gulls Lower Queens Resv. Eads (Kiowa Co) Colorado 14Aug2017
Here are the photos of the Little Gulls I saw at Lower Queens around 8:00
a.m. The birds were resting on the far north shore and starting moving
south until they flew over me as I stood on the dike on the far south
side. They continued to fly south and I soon lost track of them. I
checked King Reservoir and Thurston Lake in hopes of seeing the birds
again, but no luck.

Thanks again to Steven Mlodinow and David Dowell for showing me these
birds, yesterday.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
Virus-free.
www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NE5iJ%3D8iYVvOO9RDKvC%<3Dq_kWGjzfbN7a-tddOG6JgyJXQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 4:09 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yard birds - Douglas

We have some anomalies this summer among the birds that come to our feeders. Today 4 surprise birds showed up.

We see many more Black-headed Grosbeaks than in any of the past 3 years. Compared with 5 or so in daily in summers of 2014-2016, this month we see 10-15 , and probably more. Many, if not most, immatures. Today as I watched some of them on the flat-with-sunflower-seeds-feeder four (4) Evening Grosbeaks showed up. One even chased away the Black-headed immature. Three of the four Evenings look like immatures; one possible an adult (rather frazzled). They spent five minutes in view, then disappeared and haven't reappeared (within an hour).

Blue Jays usually abandon us in the summer and show up in mid-September. This year they showed up on July 17, and now we see two daily, three today.

We have seen few hummingbirds up until August; now about normal numbers of Black-chinned & Broad-tailed. Fewer Rufous--or else some of those rufousy female-types haven't learned aggressive Rufous behavior. One Calliope, briefly, a a week ago.





Urling & Hugh Kingery
Franktown

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<15de3028dfd-1e6b-178b0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 1:45 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Little Gull Lower Queens Kiowa Co CO
Saw and photographed 7 Little Gulls at Lower Queens 14Aug2017. Thanks to
Dr. Steve and David Dowell for showing me these birds, yesterday, at Upper
Queens. Photos to follow this evening. Thanks.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
Virus-free.
www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NGQuiR%3DUchnSonxat%<2BAjmAuPXoRR6wpA5vw7NpVLtU7xg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 1:26 pm
From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...>
Subject: [cobirds] Solitary Sandpiper - Mesa County
The *Solitary Sandpiper (cinnamomea) *continues at the Grand Junction
Wildlife Area (GJWA) in Grand Junction. Carol Ortenzio took some photos
this morning while we were observing the bird. The beige spots (rather than
white spots) on the upperwing are evident in some of the photos.

Mike Henwood
Grand Junction
Mesa County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAL4Veso6Yx12og6uCShdS0D%2BqswEK6rdZHX%<3DbfU7KbY_4ZFD4g...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 12:50 pm
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Oh well, bye bye Brown-crested Fly
From Steve Cardiff:



It's a very interesting bird for sure. It's a fresh HY individual based on the extent of rusty color on the wings. I would agree that it's definitely not an Ash-throated- bill way too large, plumage too bright, tail wrong. It does seem superficially similar to Brown-crested. However, I would still have to lean towards Great Crested on this one:


--the white inner tertial stripe looks GCFL and is just too broad for a BCFL.


--the brighter olive tones on the upper parts is better for GCFL, and I'm not picking up the subtle grayish nuchal collar that is usually present on BCFL and ATFL (see attached specimen photos).


--from what I can see of the tail pattern, it is better for GCFL; BCFL should have a thin dark inner shaft stripe and on this bird it looks like the rufous inner web extends to the shaft (although on some BCFL the BCFL pattern may not hold to the tip of the feather.


The bill seems a tad large to me for GCFL, but bill size can be pretty subjective/deceptive and you noted that the bill was similar to GCFL seen at the same time (plus see specimen photos)- for sure this bird is not a M. t. magister. I don't know what to say about the lack of color at the base of the mandible although it looks like there's at least a hint of pink along the basal edge of the mandible. Pretty sure there is enough individual variation in that mark that if it's obvious then GCFL, but if it's not obvious then it could still be a GCFL. We have soft parts descriptions from fresh GCFL specimens with base of mandible described as "dark horn." The paleness of the throat/breast would seem to argue against GCFL, but such paler-throated GCFL can occur at least rarely- here in LA we have collected at least one bird as a "BCFL" that turned out to be a pale-throated Great Crest. From the specimen photos you can see that there is considerable variation among GCFL in throat/breast color and how much blending there is between the breast and the yellow belly to creat the olive areas on the sides of the breast.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<15de24c78a3-7a96-18d61...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 8:57 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sharp-shinned hawk, Louisville
I had an early migrant adult Sharp-shinned hawk last Friday! It sat on my wooden fence in the open and dove at the doves.
Virtually all of my accipiters are Cooper's hawks. An immature crashed into my front window on Saturday! It was fine after a few minutes.

Paula Hansley
Louisville, Boulder County

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<ECB68738-F771-4BDD-BA93-5417BD9D6D5D...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 8:31 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Shorebird Hotspot in Weld
Hi all

Yesterday ... Weld CR 122 and 124 ponds (now a large mud flat-both sides).

Weld CR 124 Pond
White-faced Ibis - 3
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Baird's Sandpiper - 7
Stilt Sandpiper - 3
Wilson's Phalarope - 3
Least Sandpiper - 20+
Marbled Godwit - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 20+
Lesser Yellowlegs - 20+
Solitary Sandpiper - 2

Weld CR 122 Pond
Some similar birds plus a Willet

Weld CR 41 (CPER)
Sage Thrasher
Brewer's Sparrow - 15+

Woods Lake
Forster's Tern - 3
Lots of loafing Franklin's, Ring-billeds-still sifting through gull group
photos
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Solitary Sandpiper

Weld CR 48 and Beebe Draw-all now with water
Least Sandpiper - 2

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

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<c50b5e25-a78a-4ae5-bc49-872714495c62...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 8:26 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Kiowa County Brown-crested Fly (likely) and Little Gull pics
Greetings All


Pics of 2 Little Gulls and the probable Brown-crested Flycatcher (though the broad white inner tertial is worrisome for this bird being a most peculiar GCFL -- not the concern Dave and I had at first, which was ATFL) can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/36088296@N08/35731824254 along with a discussion of Myiarchus ID as it pertains to this bird


Outside help is being sought.


Cheers
Steve Mlodinow
Longmont

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<15de15a1885-7a96-17a8f...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 5:55 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sharp-shinned Hawk, Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo
An adult male *Sharp-shinned Hawk* was hunting (unsuccessfully) in my yard
yesterday afternoon, 8/13. This was only my second summer record in my home
area; perhaps it was an early fall migrant.

*Western Tanagers* are among the very few migrants near home this morning.
Adult male *Rufous *and *Calliope* Hummingbirds have been gone from my
feeders for a week or so, but some adult male Broad-taileds remain. There
are many female/imm. hummers to study!

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6Roryu9e6NCfgOMXktN45zy-Lr58%<3DUtYLiJe_DpjJoShahA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/14/17 3:21 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 14, 2017

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

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

Wood Duck (*Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Chimney Swift (*Denver, El Paso)
Black Rail (*Bent)
Sandhill Crane (*Bent, Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (*El Paso, *Weld)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, *Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (*Boulder, *Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso)
Short-billed Dowitcher (*Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Boulder, El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Rio Blanco, *Weld)
LITTLE GULL (*Kiowa)
Laughing Gull (*Kiowa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Least Tern (*Kiowa)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, *Kiowa)
Common Tern (Adams, *Arapahoe)
Common Loon (Ouray)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, *Kiowa)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Fremont)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *Boulder, *El Paso, *Kiowa)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (*Kiowa, Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (*Fremont)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Kiowa)
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (*Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*El Paso)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chichuahuan Raven (*Baca)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (*Denver, *Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Baca)
Clay-colored Sparrow (*El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Jackson, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Jackson, *Kiowa, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (*Eagle, Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (*Kiowa, Weld)
Painted Bunting (*Baca)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *El Paso, *Kiowa)
Bobolink (Boulder, *El Paso)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull. On August 12 at Aurora Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported
2 Common Terns. On August 13 at Aurora Reservoir, Adams Vesely reported
Common Tern.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Picture Canyon, Renee Casias reorted 2 Chihuahuan Raven,
2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Painted Bunting.

BENT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at CR 16 Marshes near Fort Lyon, Tom and Debbie Behnfield
heard Black rail and saw 2 Sandhill Cranes head toward John Martin.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Heil Valey Ranch, Carl Starace reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.
---On August 13 at Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Parks reported Solitary Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Burke reported 3 Long-billed
Curlew.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ajit Antony reported 4 Chimney
Swifts and 5 American Pipits.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Beaver Creek Ski Area, Sean Caufield reported Fox
Sparrow.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers. On August 13 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported Cassin’s Kingbird, 3 Clay-colored
Sparrows, 3 Dickcissel, and 6 Bobolink; Diane Roberts and Karen Drozda
reported 2 Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
On August 13 at Adams Open Sapce, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush. On August 13 at Fountain Creek
RP, Kevin Ash reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 13 at Windmill gulch, Diana Beatty reported flyover
Mississippi Kite.

---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel. On August 13 at Big Johnson, Robb Hinds reported 2
Black-necked Stilts; Joy and Leonard Lake reported 4 Black-necked Stilts.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Canon City Riverwalk (Mackenzie Ave to S Raynolds Ave),
Dale and Joel Adams reported Broad-winged Hawk and Eastern Phoebe.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 13 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported Semipalmated Plover, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, 101 Black Terns, 6
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Great Crested Flycatcher, and BROWN-CRESTED
FLYCATCHER.
---On August 13 at Upper queens/Neeshkah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and
David Dowell reported Wood Duck, 6 juv LITTLE GULLS, 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting,
and Dickcissel.
---On August 13 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and David Dowell
reported sub-ad Mississippi Kite, 3 Long-billed Curlew, Red-headed
Woodpecker, and Lark Bunting.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers. On August 13 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood
reported juv Solitary Sandpiper and David Price and Ron Lambeth reported
two Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.
---On August 13 at Loloff Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On August 13 at Faber Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 30 Black-necked
Stilts and Short-billed Dowitcher.
---On August 13 on CR 124 between CR 75 and CR 77, Tim Towles reported 12
American Pipits in a freshly plowed field.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 19 will be to First Creek at Denver
Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com;
303-885-6955). Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward
Pena Blvd, First Creek Parking lot is just before Pena on your left
(North). Or Take I-70 east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit.
Turn Left at the light and at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the
highway and turn right, almost immediately, into the First Creek parking
lot.
Meet at 0630. If the creek is flowing, expect riparian=cottonwood
prairie species. Will walk 1.5 miles of paved path along the creek
upstream to Tower Road and back. Will also cover at leat one-half mile of
Buckley Road, a closed pedestrian-bicycle strip along Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR’s east boundary fence. Bring water snacks, sunscreen, hat and
bug spray. NOTE: No restrooms yet at this location. Clostest facilities
are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch King Soopers). Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 20 will be to Eastern Boulder County
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders. This trip is full.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfECva4FWCgY%<3DFQKvi_vY2wY2nmZpORZhS6AfmTGcSvUA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 8:25 pm
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Kiowa County: Brown-crested Fly, Little Gull, Laughing Gull
Greetings All

Today Dave Dowell and I birded Kiowa. The list of highlights was staggering, perhaps due to wicked weather farther south

Brown-Crested Flycatcher- fresh plumage bird in the locusts at Neenoshe Locust grove. Also there, one worn GC Flycatcher

Little Gull - 6 - yes 6- fresh juvs at Upper Queens

Laughing Gull - immature, presumably ongoing, at Neenoshe

Curve-billed Thrasher- one at wetlands south of Eads (it's a hotspot)

Myrtle Warbler - ridiculously early bird at Upper Queens

Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds in Eads at gardens

Mississippi Kite- high over Lower Queens Reservoir

Great Crested Flycatchers- 3 more at Upper Queens and 1 at wetlands south of Eads

Macgillivrays Warbler- wetland south of Eads

The indigo bunting - Upper Queens Reservoir

Passerines on the move. Lots of Gulls, terns, herons. No shorebirds
Good luck and good birding
Steve Mlodinow
Longmont CO




Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4DF1FF95-5AA6-43DF-BF05-D66423698F25...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 6:55 pm
From: Norm Erthal <normanerthal...>
Subject: [cobirds] Alaska Birding trip
I would like to thank everyone for their interest. I have filled the trip
surprisingly quickly.

Norm Erthal
Arvada, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<552e7caf-7b9a-493e-8d6d-22759b4ffa0b...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 6:26 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Ash-Throated Flycatcher
Well, I received a reply from another birder who suggested that perhaps
there was both a Mockingbird and a Shrike in that location, based on the
pictures. I thought I was following one bird, and then a second one of the
same species showed up, but perhaps there were two different birds in the
same vicinity, and I was not mistaken about a Shrike on my earlier visit.
When I saw the bird, my first thought was that it was a Shrike. Shortly
after it saw me, it flew into a tree where visibility was not optimal, and
then flew off into another bunch of trees. I followed it, and took the
photo on the bottom at that point. After some time, it flew off, and I
followed it the best I could, and it eventually landed in a tree where I
took the top photo. Another bird landed in the same tree about the same
time, which I thought was a different bird, but perhaps I had them mixed
up. The middle photo was taken to try and ID the second bird, but it took
off just as I clicked the shutter button. I need to go back ...

JP

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<2dd6da27-16ef-404d-8464-30bb3bda3cf0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 1:02 pm
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Ash-Throated Flycatcher


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ozcH8D1tEsM/WZCwEI__rSI/AAAAAAAAAK8/4UO1Ma0JxQwibhpBYIQR5Oa83zAh3J1gQCLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B2.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TfanxRyWXdU/WZCwFsQ7vWI/AAAAAAAAALA/yVwYP930a1AshxSJ3hXfWHEDJG1-WJfKgCLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B3.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aMATRIfRgtU/WZCwBYjcUVI/AAAAAAAAAK4/zH5s2BgR66kghVp0BpjaFWnUbsnor-0JwCLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B1.jpg>
Hey all -

I was at Walden Ponds a couple of weeks ago, and saw what I thought was a
Northern Shrike. The light was not real good, but it was in an area that I
see them regularly at other times of the year. I went back this morning to
see what was out there, and found it again in the same area. It was acting
a little more skittish than the Shrikes that I have seen in the past, so I
followed it around for a little while to get a better look. After some
deliberation, I have to conclude that this one is a Northern Mockingbird.
At one point, I saw a pair of them, the second one was much browner, but
they seemed to be moving together from tree to tree. I didn't get a good
look at the second one, but it seemed to have the same type of white
patches on the wings. My pictures are not the best, but I think they are
adequate for identification. The one that looks like a bunch of branches
is the second bird leaving from it's perch. It was sitting still until I
took the picture ...

Another interesting bird that I saw out there today was what I think is an
Ash-Throated Flycatcher. It was a pretty light grey on the back, and had
light orange patches under the secondaries. The head had the typical peak
on the back, I thought Western Wood Pewee at first, but the light color
wasn't right for that, so I took a closer look. Unfortunately, I didn't
get a picture, as I was trying to get a good look through the binoculars.
Using Sibley, the Ash-Throated Flycatcher is the only flycatcher with
orange under the secondaries that shows up on the range maps for this area,
but this one didn't look that large. I didn't get a very long look, maybe
30 seconds or so before it flew off into the woods. I waited around for
awhile, but didn't see it again. I didn't see any yellow on the belly, but
it was facing partly away from me. I didn't see the underside of the tail
either, unfortunately.

There were the usual bunch of Snowy Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh, along with
several Great Blue Herons, a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron, a female
Cinnamon Teal, a Solitary Sandpiper and three Wilson's Snipe.

I drove by Baseline Reservoir on the way home, and there were fifteen
Common Mergansers swimming along Cherryvale.

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<f9626545-31d8-44ce-86a8-2d56258749a1...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 12:56 pm
From: Adam Vesely <avesely22...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Tern at Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Co.
Hi all,

There was a Common Tern this morning at Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe County),
perched on a buoy close to the swim beach. Looks like two Common Terns
were also present yesterday at the reservoir according to Glenn Walbek's
rare bird eBird alert that just hit my inbox. The only other interesting
birds I noted were 6 Baird's Sandpipers foraging at the shoreline of the
scuba beach in the far north/northeast corner. Thanks!

Adam Vesely
Thornton, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<909aaf05-9e7d-4f66-af37-55084d8cf6a8...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 12:45 pm
From: John Malenich <john.malenich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fawn Brook Inn closing
The Groicier family is having an open house at the Fawn Brook Inn on Aug.
20th, 2017 from 12-3pm. Just thought I'd pass this along for anyone
interested.

http://www.fawnbrookinn.com/retirement-at-last/

So now has come the time for our last waltz. It is with a whole myriad of
emotions that we announce that on August 12, we will hold our final dinner
service. We are so grateful that we will be starting our next
adventure—retirement! We would like you to celebrate this next chapter with
us as we hold an open house on August 20 from 12:00-3:00. Please join us
for this special day as we reminisce, reflect and celebrate our time with
each and every one of you.



All our love,

The Groicher Family

On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 5:45:03 AM UTC-6, cteuton wrote:
>
> After 38 years in business, Hermann and Mieke Groicher have sold the Fawn
> Brook Inn. The new owners will be the same people who own the Rock Creek
> Tavern and Pizzeria, also in Allenspark. They may remodel and open again,
> but who knows. The future of bird feeding there is uncertain. The
> Groicer's received the CFO homeowners/property owners appreciation award in
> 2006. I wanted to let the birding community know, as the closing date of
> the sale is Aug 28. The restaurant will close Aug 12. Also, keep Hermann
> in your thoughts, as he fell on Friday and broke some ribs.
> Feel free to contact me off line if you'd like more information.
> Cheryl Teuton
> Aurora
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<e26f14ea-26a3-4852-8ff4-87454183dea3...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 11:47 am
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird at Walden Ponds, and possible Dusky-Capped Flycatcher


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cf4BVHSgEWU/WZCeTyCtBRI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/2mh0FEidIUEM1YteDW20z6eDI2OpxnXngCLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B2.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OsBaxSPyPd0/WZCeYFG6btI/AAAAAAAAAKU/rOZP7hi6M5E2YeJkXBqFvo_sS35Jx0CnQCLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B3.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0M9C7p_Yuys/WZCedJUcz0I/AAAAAAAAAKY/JvNdIe4SC-AHEE-PXLjf5_Vb15KfXNbRACLcBGAs/s1600/Northern%2BMockingbird%2B1.jpg>


Hey all -

I was at Walden Ponds a couple of weeks ago, and saw what I thought was a
Northern Shrike. The light was not real good, but it was in an area that I
see them regularly at other times of the year. I went back this morning to
see what was out there, and found it again in the same area. It was acting
a little more skittish than the Shrikes that I have seen in the past, so I
followed it around for a little while to get a better look. After some
deliberation, I have to conclude that this one is a Northern Mockingbird.
At one point, I saw a pair of them, the second one was much browner, but
they seemed to be moving together from tree to tree. I didn't get a good
look at the second one, but it seemed to have the same type of white
patches on the wings. My pictures are not the best, but I think they are
adequate for identification. The one that looks like a bunch of branches
is the second bird leaving from it's perch. It was sitting still until I
took the picture ...

Another interesting bird that I saw out there today was what I think is an
Dusky-Capped Flycatcher. It was a pretty light grey on the back, and had
light orange patches under the secondaries. The head had the typical peak
on the back, I thought Western Wood Pewee at first, but the light color
wasn't right for that, so I took a closer look. Unfortunately, I didn't
get a picture, as I was trying to get a good look through the binoculars.
Using Sibley, the Ash-Throated Flycatcher is the only flycatcher with
orange under the secondaries that shows up on the range maps for this area,
but this one didn't look that large. I didn't get a very long look, maybe
30 seconds or so before it flew off into the woods. I waited around for
awhile, but didn't see it again. I didn't see any yellow on the belly, but
it was facing partly away from me. I didn't see the underside of the tail
either, unfortunately.

There were the usual bunch of Snowy Egrets on Cottonwood Marsh, along with
several Great Blue Herons, a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron, a female
Cinnamon Teal, a Solitary Sandpiper and three Wilson's Snipe.

I drove by Baseline Reservoir on the way home, and there were fifteen
Common Mergansers swimming along Cherryvale.

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<236381db-8b6b-45f5-b15e-7eb685c074d6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 7:07 am
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mountain Chickadee in west Centennial, Arapahoe County
Hello Fellow Birders,

A slightly tardy post... Yesterday morning a Mountain Chickadee joined
the crowd at the feeders in my little townhouse yard near Holly & Arapahoe
in west Centennial. Not unusual to see one or two here in the winter, but
I don't recall ever seeing one here this time of year.

Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin
west Centennial
Arapahoe County

Sent from my Remington Rand Typewriter via my Rotary Dial Wall Phone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<316892.10634dff.46c1b730...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/13/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

Bufflehead (*Larimer)
Chimney Swift (*El Paso)
Sandhill Crane (Gunnison)
Black-necked Stilt (*El Paso)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Rio Blanco)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso)
Common Tern (Adams)
Common Loon (Ouray)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Mesa)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Jackson, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Jackson, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel. On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4
Black Terns. On August 12 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cynthia Madsen, David
Hill, and Diane Roberts reported 4 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 and 12 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, David Tonnessen reported 5
Mississippi Kites.
---On August 12 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, David Tonnessen reported
Mississippi Kite and Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 12 at Big Johnson, David Tonnessen reported Black-necked Stilt
and 2 Dickcissel.
---On August 12 at Wainwright Drive in Colorado Springs, Mark Peterson
reported Mississippi Kite and 10 Chimney Swifts.
---On August 12 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), John Drummond reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.
---On August 12 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Brandon
Nooner reported f-type Bufflehead.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper. On August 12 at Grand Junction WA, Eileen Cunningham reported
2 Solitary Sandpipers.
---On August 12 at 8300 Ft above Collbran , Nic Korte reported flock of
Purple Martins.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTeZZX8kRJkRHKh1kFwSrCDyNqN-8nrw5hCUVFvg0ipwfA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 7:54 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ken Caryl Valley, Jeffco 8/12
I like to seek birds at Massey Draw beside my home as often as I can each
week (sorry, no public access). There is - nearly without fail - something
interesting to be found, some days better than others, of course. Today was
very quiet. But a prize was a *Loggerhead Shrike*, the first for my
immediate home area. It was perched atop a cottonwood snag and then it flew
off to the south -- perhaps migration in action. The species is a rare fall
migrant at Ken Caryl Valley. I had four sightings in the valley in the past
three years, all from Aug 12 - Sept 9, so today's shrike fits that pattern.

An *Eastern Phoebe* was along Valley Road near Ken Caryl Ave. This species
is also rare at Ken Caryl Valley.

I stopped at a string of spots around the hogbacks this evening and there
was a decent showing by *Great Horned Owl *(12), *Common Poorwill*
(3), and *Common
Nighthawk* (4).

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO


<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=icon>
Virus-free.
www.avast.com
<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6RoqtwOqp0A-U2tBmO8DKe%3DrddiLRQh_9uL%<2B0TEEgyg7zTg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 6:10 pm
From: Norm Erthal <normanerthal...>
Subject: [cobirds] Alaska Trip 2018


I have two spaces remaining for my third and likely final trip to Alaska.
We will visit Gambell on St. Lawrence Island within visible distance of the
Kamchatka peninsula in Russia to experience the amazing seabird spectacular
in which we will see a couple million alcids of a dozen species flying to
and from their feeding grounds. All five loon species, a long list of
shorebirds, all four species of eider, scoters, and a good variety of gulls
and terns are present. We will scan the nearby cliffs fora few dovekie
nesting among the hordes of calling auklets. The potential for Asian strays
among the regular arctic warbler, bluethroat, northern wheatear, both
yellow and white wagtail, and red-throated pipit include cuckoos, pipits,
thrushes, old world warblers and flycatchers, and finches is large. Rustic
Bunting, Brambling, Common Rosefinch, and Hawfinch is just a small sample
of possible species. Some other regular visitors are Emperor Goose, Common
Ringed Plover, Common Teal (split by the IOU from our green-winged teal),
Red-necked Stint, Terek Sandpiper, Temminck’s Stint, and Common Greenshank.
Not to be outdone, we will encounter up to a hundred or so gray whales,
with the chance of a walrus on the drift ice.

We will visit Nome with targets of Willow and Rock Ptarmigan, Bar-tailed
Godwit, nesting American and Pacific Golden-Plover, Arctic Tern, good
numbers of breeding plumage Long-tailed Jaeger soaring along ridges, and of
course Bristle-thighed Curlew.

Prior to our time at these locations, a visit to the Pribiloffs is planned.
The goals there are breeding red-legged kittiwake and red-faced cormorant.
There is a great opportunity for close photos of nesting alcids and other
species. Asian strays are always a strong possibility. We will be there at
the best time for McKay’s Bunting.

Returning from Nome, we will fly to Dutch Harbor. This is the most reliable
location for Whiskered Auklet. A boat trip to the Baby Islands will produce
good numbers along with Laysan and Black-footed Albatross, Short-tailed
Shearwater, and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel. There is a chance also for
Short-tailed Albatross.

The cost of this trip is a large savings over that of regular tours.

I would suggest a visit to Ebird for more detail on the species possible.

Norman Erthal

303-917-2596

<nerthal...>

Arvada, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4d3b6fd4-ed1e-48a8-beeb-0f7983bd4728...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 1:50 pm
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Sat.
Hey COBirders,

Another foggy morning, and migrant birds moving at Clear Spring Ranch. Unusual to see was another flock of catbirds, and then a giant flock of Common Grackles arrived in the fields around the parking area at 11:00. I estimated over 700 grackles.

Best birds banded today included Northern Waterthrush #2 (Hatch Year, sex unknown), a Virginia’s Warbler (Adult Female), Warbling Vireo (Hatch Year, sex unknown), 6 more Yellow Warblers, adult and Hatch-year, and 3 more Lark Sparrows (and a large flock on the ground, too.) 34 birds banded today.

Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<D75E6836-A1B6-4F6A-B541-F142BD368C0A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 5:58 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Local birds, Lafayette, Boulder County, Aug. 12
Hey, all.

Jared and David have posted some local observations. Here are mine.

Early, very early, this Saturday morning, Aug. 12, I heard a few *lark
sparrows* migrating over Lafayette, Boulder County. It was hazy with a
north wind. I didn't see any Perseids, and I didn't hear any chipping
sparrows. A cool sighting was a very alert night-roosting *Cooper hawk.*
We're getting on toward "high season" for singing orthopterans, and, whilst
I was listening to the sparrows on nocturnal migration, I heard Carolina
ground crickets, Allard ground crickets, snowy tree crickets, fall field
crickets, and a greater angle-wing katydid.

Yesterday, Friday, Aug. 11, Andrew Floyd and I saw a *loggerhead shrike*
near Prince Lake No. 2, eastern Boulder County.

And even though it's still summer, it's also next spring already for the
courting *great horned owls,* both sexes of which have been vocal the past
couple mornings here in Lafayette.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<58d34995-4317-418f-80c2-d3ae633aec1e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 4:58 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Centennial Birds - Arapahoe Co.
In the spirit of David's post, here are some of my recent sightings around
Centennial (Arapahoe).

Last weekend, I returned from a non-birding vacation out of the country
(who knew there is any such thing as a non-birding vacation!?) to find a
Western Wood Pewee in my yard on August 6. This was my first pewee in the
Centennial area since early June.

On August 7, I did a short, early walk around Holly Park in Centennial,
where I found small flocks of both Lark Sparrows and Lark Buntings. The
Lark Sparrows were my first in Centennial this year, but Cynthia Madsen has
been finding them around west Centennial since late-July. The buntings seem
to be on a similar timeline as the sparrows; Mary O'Connor reported two
along the Dry Creek trail in Centennial in late-July. But they seem less
common, numerous, and widespread in west Arapahoe (so far) than Lark
Sparrows are this summer.

My hummingbird feeders are increasingly active. A Black-chinned arrived on
August 8. The next day, a possible Calliope arrived; I have to review some
photos to confirm that.

Finally, on August 10, as I waited for a RTD bus to the airport at Arapahoe
at Village Center Station (Greenwood Village), I encountered a Pygmy
Nuthatch, my first in the county, in a cluster of five small conifers. This
was a day after David saw a Pygmy at St. Mary's in Littleton and about 8
miles directly east of his sighting. It was one of the odder ways & spots
that I've encountered a county bird...no binoculars, waiting on a late bus
during rush hour, and in a group of unimpressive trees amid a vast sea of
empty lots & pavement.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO (but out of the country again & still not to bird!)

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bd250059-b20c-4513-8708-878eec417e56...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/12/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (Gunnison)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Montrose, Rio Blanco, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)
Black Tern (Adams, El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Tern (Adams)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Larimer, Routt)
Least Flycatcher (*Larimer)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder,Mesa)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Pinyon Jay (El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Jackson, Kiowa, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Linda Czarny
reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel. On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semiplamated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel.
On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4 Black Terns.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown banded Northern
Waterthrush.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David Wade heard
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 11 in Rocky Mountain NP on Cub Lake and Trail, Brian Genge
reported 4 Least Flycatchers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood reported Solitary
Sandpiper.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Terns.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTePt-Q53cXdgwyCvech9z6cQd7uHG7ij-kaJj1HjXP23Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 1:55 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Local birds: JeffCo and Arapahoe
I have been remiss in not posting more to CoBirds over the summer, but I
hope to get back on track. Maybe others like me who have not posted much
lately can make an effort to do so now and again. Let's keep it lively.

An early *Clay-colored Sparrow* was at Massey Draw in Ken Caryl Valley (no
public access), JeffCo this morning, along with the first migrant *Chipping
Sparrows* I've had near my home this season. Interestingly, there are no
other JerffCo records of Clay-colored entered in eBird for the 2nd week of
August. So that makes an August 11 detection kind of special.

On Aug 9 a female *Orchard Oriole* made a brief visit to my yard at Ken
Caryl Valley, fitting a pattern with 3 prior detections there from late
July to mid-August.

On Aug 9 a single *Pygmy Nuthatch *was in a pine at St. Mary Church in
Littleton, ARA. This was my first for Littleton. It flew off to the north
and was no doubt a post-breeding dispersant.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6Ropu7KCxFsqGCpg_Yq7eKmy_6sYKo90z13Gx8cGU%<3DRqyrw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 1:52 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite in Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 11Aug2017
After driving the streets of Lamar for sometime, I have been unable to find
the Swallow-tailed Kite. There was an extraordinarily large kettle of
Mississippi Kites flying over Willow Creek Park at 1:30 p.m., I am
guesstimating close to 100 or more, high in the air and slowly moving south
but I didn't see the large fork-tailed kite among them. On the west side
of town where the kite was found yesterday, there were a few Mississippi
Kites roosting in trees--count of 23.

We have low clouds today and are expecting more rain. Whatever the kites
are gleaning is flying high (dragonflies(?)). The hailstorm, yesterday,
did a lot of damage to houses, yards, crops and birds, especially doves.

I was finally able to download Bryant Will's photos of the Swallow-tailed
taken when he first saw the bird. Unfortunately, they were in my "spam"
file and I didn't see them until this morning. My apologies to Bryant.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
Virus-free.
www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NH7GDBdt%3DH%<2B7RGYejqstDbZZjhQzvvK0XKCEhCFaGd_SA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 1:44 pm
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co, Friday
Hey COBirders,

A cool, wet, foggy, breezy day - so a good day for banding at Clear Spring Ranch. 30 birds banded today. Highlight was a FOS Northern Waterthrush adult.
EBird didn’t like the report as a “rare bird", and I had to retype it twice, but I actually have banded 5 NOWA’s before August 15 over the last couple of years.

Also unexpected were 8 Lark Sparrows, when I had only two all season last year!

Yellow Warblers and Gray Catbirds are migrating now. Several warblers were showing loads of fat. I also had a very early Wilson’s Warbler second-year male yesterday. The 17 catbirds have all been hatch-year, except one second year. I wouldn’t have expected that many from local nests. But also seen today, by the ranch gate, was a flock of 30+ catbirds moving together. Two Western Tanagers (ad Female, SY male) the last two days, are two more than I had all last fall.

As you might expect, the roads and trails are pretty soft and muddy at the ranch, and forecasts are for more moisture in the near future. Local flooding isn't be out of the question. Little Fountain Creek was running fairly high today(for a channel that is usually dry). You gotta love the precipitation, but….

Happy Migration,
Steve Brown
Colo Spgs

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4A0DE850-933E-48B3-A3EF-7E3AA58852BE...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 8:07 am
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-Tailed Kite records in CO
All,

This record is the first of four documented sightings in the records
committee database:
http://coloradobirdrecords.org/Reports/SpeciesDetail.aspx?id=92

Peter Gent.
Boulder.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Date: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:56 AM
Subject: [cobirds] RE: Swallow-Tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co)
To: "<cobirds...>" <cobirds...>


Greetings COBIRDERS:



Great job to all have seen and are searching for this kite! As a side
note, while cataloguing exotic bird specimens at the University of
Colorado-Boulder Museum of Natural History in the late 1980s, I came across
a swallow-tailed kite placed in the wrong drawer. The tag indicated that
the adult bird had been shot in Colorado Springs in the late 1800s, after
Colorado became a state in 1876.



Good luck relocating the bird!



~Anne Price

Littleton, Jefferson Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CADEFvCcp73hLME1xg-inJ6DTp8KFF%<3D5eupCmDYvibigx0sBWSA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 7:56 am
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] RE: Swallow-Tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co)
Greetings COBIRDERS:

Great job to all have seen and are searching for this kite! As a side note, while cataloguing exotic bird specimens at the University of Colorado-Boulder Museum of Natural History in the late 1980s, I came across a swallow-tailed kite placed in the wrong drawer. The tag indicated that the adult bird had been shot in Colorado Springs in the late 1800s, after Colorado became a state in 1876.

Good luck relocating the bird!

~Anne Price
Littleton, Jefferson Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR19MB0543961FF9F18F4D11EFD6D6CF890...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/11/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 11, 2017

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

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (*Gunnison)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (*El Paso, Kiowa, *Mesa, Montrose, *Rio Blanco, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe)
Black Tern (*Adams, *El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Tern (*Adams)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (*Prowers)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Larimer, Routt)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder,Mesa)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Pinyon Jay (*El Paso)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Jackson, Kiowa, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Gunnison, *Jackson, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (*Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 10 at Barr Lake SP, David Dowell reported Black Tern and
Common Tern.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Linda Czarny
reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On August 10 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported imm Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel. On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semiplamated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel.
On August 9 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper, 4 Black Terns.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 10 at Bear Creek Park West, David Tonnessen reported 22
flyover Pinyon Jay.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).
---On August 10 going over Kebler Pass near Anthracite Creek, Tom McConnell
reported 2 Sandhill Carnes west of Erickson Ranch CG.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David Wade heard
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.
---On August 10 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwod reported Solitary
Sandpiper.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 10 Bryant Will found a juv SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in Lamar which
was refound by Janeal Thompson, Tammy Gonzales, Jane Stulp, and Duane
Nelson near Oak and 14th.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Terns.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 11 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger.
This Trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTdH6%<3DnJw-jCniMM7mAgjHmCJPZWf4gVin6qdDgscBx6uw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 6:54 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO Update
After my initial post, another birder and I searched Lamar for the
Swallow-tailed Kite until we were sent home by the terrible hail/wind/rain
storm that lasted for what seemed like hours; the hailstones were golf-ball
sized and larger at my home and we still have very turbulent skies as I
write this.

The finder of the kite, Bryant Will, has been unable to upload his photos
to me, so I will post a couple of my own. FYI, another birder and I will
be out early in the morning looking for this bird and will post immediately
to COBIRDS if we find it. As a side note, I had a Broad-tailed
Hummingbird, male, in my yard just before the storm. Thank you.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
Virus-free.
www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NERbprVaFu1S5NamH9EgJruy2c770MLUu8JuGq%<3DhHZn-A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 5:19 pm
From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ramah Res (El Paso Co), Chico Basin (Pueblo Co) 8-9-17
Sorry for the late post,
At Ramah Reservoir yesterday (El Paso Co) there were six species of
Sandpipers, it took me over 2 hours of walking to find them all: I counted
8 Least, 4 Bairds, 6 Semi-palmated, 2 Pectoral, 2 Stilt, 1 Solitary. No
Spotted Sandpipers. Also four Black Terns. Dropped down to Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area), the roads were awful from heavy rains day/night before so
I didn't get around very much. In the area south of headquarters, which I
believe is in Pueblo County, I saw more Common Nighthawks than I've ever
seen, I quit counting at 80 +. The only other thing noteworthy to me was at
Ramah, Chico, and the roads between, I saw 25 + or - Loggerhead Shrikes.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<ced740ab-4a01-400c-8317-6510c1f20ab3...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 4:54 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
Is anyone planning to look for this bird tomorrow in Lamar? If someone
does find it, please post as soon as possible. Hopefully if there are
people searching all over Lamar, it can be found and seen by more people.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
wrote:
> At 8:18 a.m., during a heavy rain, Bryant Will, retired DOW Officer
called to tell me he saw a Swallow-tailed Kite near his home. After
careful searching, I, with the help of Tammy Gonzales, was able to re-find
the bird near Oak and 14th, 2 1/2 hours later, several blocks from Bryant's
home. Local birders, Jane Stulp and Duane Nelson also saw the bird with us
and Duane's brief sighting was at approximately, 12:05 p.m. This sighting
was the last. We have continued to look for the bird until this posting
but it has not been re-found. I will be posting Bryant's photo as the
finder.
>
> For any person wanting to see this bird, please note it is extremely
erratic and I can not give specific directions to it, unfortunately. It
was flying with the various flocks of Mississppii Kites on a couple of
occasions. I wish to thank Bryant and Linda Will for calling me about this
great find.
>
> <
https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nKLTxa5eMQq1eGU8oX1Tmcq49tsjnoYKUu-qd5N6X2NIhOMJ9_SQs5vJ-xVDckrZwOqvyR1tB5SJZA88Rfnye_C6zaD78L2VzvZrBWCg_MUTfWBVrBDDuKJXrewvqv0=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ipmcdn.avast.com/images/icons/icon-envelope-tick-green-avg-v1.png>
Virus-free. www.avg.com
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NFdYgDqsj1ZjOfO_cbTRrCJUWmPdEMN9FdUQn6j0X%<3D91Q...>
.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

Sent from my Android

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%2BXeEuW2k83w_bW6jPZgBn3gDjH%<3D_9mnQP1NuToUWQQObe6CtA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 4:49 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
Is anyone planning to look for this bird tomorrow in Lamar? If someone
does find it, please post as soon as possible. Hopefully if there are
people searching all over Lamar, it can be found and seen by more people.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
wrote:
> At 8:18 a.m., during a heavy rain, Bryant Will, retired DOW Officer
called to tell me he saw a Swallow-tailed Kite near his home. After
careful searching, I, with the help of Tammy Gonzales, was able to re-find
the bird near Oak and 14th, 2 1/2 hours later, several blocks from Bryant's
home. Local birders, Jane Stulp and Duane Nelson also saw the bird with us
and Duane's brief sighting was at approximately, 12:05 p.m. This sighting
was the last. We have continued to look for the bird until this posting
but it has not been re-found. I will be posting Bryant's photo as the
finder.
>
> For any person wanting to see this bird, please note it is extremely
erratic and I can not give specific directions to it, unfortunately. It
was flying with the various flocks of Mississppii Kites on a couple of
occasions. I wish to thank Bryant and Linda Will for calling me about this
great find.
>
> <
https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nKLTxa5eMQq1eGU8oX1Tmcq49tsjnoYKUu-qd5N6X2NIhOMJ9_SQs5vJ-xVDckrZwOqvyR1tB5SJZA88Rfnye_C6zaD78L2VzvZrBWCg_MUTfWBVrBDDuKJXrewvqv0=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ipmcdn.avast.com/images/icons/icon-envelope-tick-green-avg-v1.png>
Virus-free. www.avg.com
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NFdYgDqsj1ZjOfO_cbTRrCJUWmPdEMN9FdUQn6j0X%<3D91Q...>
.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

Sent from my Android

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%2BXeEuU9%<3DfbRGWRpUFDacHtzXMSm-aMfXyGR88qC0CY2drfNrA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 1:12 pm
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swallow-tailed Kite Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 10Aug2017
At 8:18 a.m., during a heavy rain, Bryant Will, retired DOW Officer called
to tell me he saw a Swallow-tailed Kite near his home. After careful
searching, I, with the help of Tammy Gonzales, was able to re-find the bird
near Oak and 14th, 2 1/2 hours later, several blocks from Bryant's home.
Local birders, Jane Stulp and Duane Nelson also saw the bird with us and
Duane's brief sighting was at approximately, 12:05 p.m. This sighting was
the last. We have continued to look for the bird until this posting but it
has not been re-found. I will be posting Bryant's photo as the finder.

For any person wanting to see this bird, please note it is extremely
erratic and I can not give specific directions to it, unfortunately. It
was flying with the various flocks of Mississppii Kites on a couple of
occasions. I wish to thank Bryant and Linda Will for calling me about this
great find.

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
Virus-free.
www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAEpG4NFdYgDqsj1ZjOfO_cbTRrCJUWmPdEMN9FdUQn6j0X%<3D91Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 9:07 am
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Chasing Band Tailed Piegons, help needed
Hello,
I was wondering if I could get some advise on a bird that has proven a
elusive one for me. The Band Tailed Pigeon, it does not seem like this bird
should be hard to find but I have been chasing this critter for two years
now. I get to the place where it was reported and it's gone. My next day
off is Tuesday (I am working a lot right now) next week and I was going up
to Silverthorn area for a hike and will try and search for this bird again.
So my question is, does any one have suggestions along the 1 70 corridor
between Silverthorn and Denver metro area? If there is a good place around
Silverthorn/Dillon I can search there too, I am staying open about where in
the area I want to hike. Another area that looks promising looking at ebird
is Ward. But I am open to suggestions.
Thanks
Brian Johnson
Englewood Co

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<fecd039f-5c16-47e6-b094-30a20d29302d...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/10/17 3:28 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 10, 2017

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

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, Montrose, *Rio Blanco, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Larimer, Routt)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder,Mesa)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Jackson, Kiowa, Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (Gilpin, Gunnison, *Jackson, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (*Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)
Scott’s Oriole (Mesa)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Linda Czarny
reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel. On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semiplamated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 9 in town of Fountain, Tanja Britton reported Mississippi Kite.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On August 9 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Tyler McClain reported 8 Brewer’s
Sparrows and pair of Lark Buntings.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On August 9 on Meadow Road in Rafter J Subdivision , Gloria Nikolai
reported 3 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David Wade heard
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Terns.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 11 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger.
This Trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfW6MBGGJgihPkC9HXV8BCsSDjYDm0VbUYSE-aG%<2BesefA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/9/17 11:36 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 9Aug2017
Following several days of rainy weather, the sun shone shown off and on this morning at Grandview Cemetery. In response, lots of foraging activity among the breeding resident species and it felt like the first day where there was some wandering or migrating of landbirds.


Highlights:

Pygmy Nuthatch (2) foraging among spruce cones in the center of the cemetery, in the company of at least half a dozen Red-breasted Nuthatches. Have not seen this species at Grandview since September 2007.


[cid:148d3ed3-fbd8-43af-9e27-e93460b4326e]


Black-headed Grosbeak (1 female or immature type), FOY at Grandview, on the move, would not pose for photo, hopping from one American elm to another.


Western Wood-Pewee (2) - they are expected in late summer-autumn and these birds were about on time, maybe a tad early. Mostly feeding on yellowjackets in American lindens, and making sallies out from tall spruce, presumably for flying carpenter ants or maybe yellowjackets. Do not think this species bred at GC this summer, although I did see one odd, silent individual in July.


Barn and Cliff Swallows still feeding nestlings at the intersection of Taft and Laporte Avenues. Presumably this is their second brood.


A pair of Great Horned Owls is hanging out together, presumably in the early stages of courtship.


One Broad-tailed Hummingbird nest active. Two other second-brood nests failed very early on, apparently due to predation on the eggs.


Momma Mallard in the ditch is down to two grown young following her around. Every time I see her, I hear the song "Another One Bites The Dust" in the back of my head. Raising a big brood amid the various perils of the city has to be tough.


One adult Chipping Sparrow with three fledglings in tow.


Lots of female pelecinid wasps (strange beasts, look them up) flying around. Buckeyes already being chowdered by Fox Squirrels. Getting them with Mom in the big red wagon on the Ohio State University campus used to be a September activity. Expect first Townsend's Warbler any week.


Total of 23 species.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16157D8F384D4186F39DCC65C18B0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/9/17 3:21 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 9, 2017

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

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Semipalmated Plover (*El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (*El Paso, Kiowa, Montrose, *Rio Blanco, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Black Tern (*El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Larimer, Routt)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder,*Mesa)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Kiowa, *Rio Blanco)
Lark Bunting (*Gilpin, Gunnison, Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (*Gilpin, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa, *Weld)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)
Scott’s Oriole (*Mesa)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Linda Czarny
reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel. On August 8 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, David Tonnessen reported
Semipalmated Plover, Semiplamated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 10 Black
Terns, and Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.
---On August 8 on Tolland Road CR 16, Brian Johnson reported pair of Lark
Buntings and Fox Sparrow.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David Wade heard
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.
---On August 8 at Brewster’s Ridge/Bar X Wash, Nic Korte reported Gray
Flycatcher and juv Scott’s Oriole.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY:
---On August 8 at Jensen SWA, Steve Patterson reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers and Brewer’s Sparrow.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Terns.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.
---On August 8 on Poudre River Trail, Kodak SWA, Ryan Graves reported a
pair of Indigo Bunting.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 11 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger.
This Trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTeUGZUaBxTWrkubVA9s450usz5RXHZbQF8PM7iafbpw4Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/8/17 4:30 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lark Bunting, Gilpin County
Today I deiced to explore Gilipn County some more and add to my life
checklist. Rather than head over to Golden Gate state park I went exploring
and found East Portal Trailhead. While that was an amazing walk what took
the prize today was a *LARK BUNTING* between 8 or 9 thousand feet. I was
rather surprised at this find and took a picture. This was not found at the
trailhead but along the road, Tolland Road, county road 16, west of
Rollinsvile. I found it in a meadow past the sign that warned of private
property the next mile and a half, so you can't leave your car here. I
first noticed a flock of mountain bluebirds and there on the fence was the
lark bunting. A female was present but I could not photograph her. But I
manged to photo the male, which I know was rare for the location. Here is
my checklist for the road, the point I created was the meadow of the road
where I saw the birds. Funny thing was I did not plan on creating a
checklist here.

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38548977

Brian Johnson,
Englewood Co

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<256bc42c-5bec-4874-a309-d6238172b35f...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/8/17 8:15 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbirds in Wild Display
Well it has been a very exhilarating time watching and photographing the
fall migration of hummingbirds through the San Luis Valley. Based on
numbers alone, this year seems to have surpassed most other years by far! I
had numbers of 20 birds buzzing the feeders and vying for feeder
domination. The species include Broad-tailed, Rufous, and Calliope.
Strangely, we rarely see Black-chinned in the Valley proper. The birds are
extremely challenging to photograph and are actually faster than
"autofocus", which creates challenges in and of itself. Anyway, I thought
you might enjoy seeing them at my website. <johnrawinski...> under
"Recent Additions". Enjoy the rapidly changing fall season. Numbers of
hummers have declined since last night!

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<6a59e52b-1c2d-43a8-b6b9-1eaeb9c50bf6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/8/17 3:05 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 8, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 8 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (Kiowa, Montrose, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa, Washington, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero, San Miguel)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison,Larimer, Ouray, Routt)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Fremont)
Great Crested Flycacher (Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Kiowa)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, Gunnison, *Mesa)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (Kiowa)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite. On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley
Ecological Park, Linda Czarny reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron Shipe,
Peter Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers and
Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander Buckley
and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpecker
and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On August 7 at Venetucci Farm, Sharon Milito reported Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Weelington SWA Cobb Lake
Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).
---On August 7 on 10 ½ Road in Loma, Steve Patterson reported f-type Lark
Bunting across road from Unitah Fishing area where fence angles away from
road.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Mineral Palace Park, Van TruAn reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler in NW corner in a Sycamore tree.
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Tenrs.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 11 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger.
This Trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfDvc8sF%<3DK9fS8uEgy2Riu2tEq0PhEzzNopeGm_vF8meQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/7/17 7:53 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Thread Closed - Re: [cobirds] Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
This thread is closed. Please do not reply further on this to the list.

David Suddjian
CoBirds list moderator

On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Scott Severs <scottesevers...> wrote:

> Many Colorado birders have enjoyed Audubon and personal trips to Rio
> Grande Valley Texas. This unspeakable boondoggle is going to destroy one of
> the best national wildlife refuge and birding destinations in the United
> States.
>
> Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected
> along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
>
>
> https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/28/construction-first-
> border-wall-segment-begin-november-along-rio-grande/amp/
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/CAL-OjWNuQ%3DP%3DA%3D9fRoO8JQ3whUVHto8GXgeQSBkcSs
> <vV8pNeOg...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAL-OjWNuQ%3DP%3DA%<3D9fRoO8JQ3whUVHto8GXgeQSBkcSsvV8pNeOg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAGj6RoqP_3zmGdF-1hWQh4MZFVVyR%2BBKCkV388tEZz%<3DeZkpF1w...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/7/17 7:17 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
Hmmm... Maybe us as Colorado birding community need to stop being
non-partisan...
Ben Sampson
Centennial, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4c171a61-355f-4c33-9b73-d809475b3d80...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/7/17 4:05 pm
From: Scott Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: [cobirds] Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune
Many Colorado birders have enjoyed Audubon and personal trips to Rio Grande
Valley Texas. This unspeakable boondoggle is going to destroy one of the
best national wildlife refuge and birding destinations in the United
States.

Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected
along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune


https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/28/construction-first-border-wall-segment-begin-november-along-rio-grande/amp/

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAL-OjWNuQ%3DP%3DA%<3D9fRoO8JQ3whUVHto8GXgeQSBkcSsvV8pNeOg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/7/17 7:46 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Swan/Weld
Hi all

Yesterday ...

- Black Swan [Weld CR 59 Marsh, Kersey, Weld] [Photo
<http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Weld-County-Road-59-Marsh/>]
[Video
<http://coloradobirder.club/m/videos/view/Black-Swan-Weld-CR-59-Kersey-Weld>
]
- Long-billed Dowitcher - 3, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope - 4
[Crom Lake, Pierce, Weld]
- Baird's Sandpiper - 85+ [Beebe Draw-Weld CR 42, La Salle, Weld]
- Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper [Beebe Draw-Weld CR
40, La Salle, Weld]

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.club/


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<f98f6d23-a54d-420d-8932-73eb3d06f524...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/7/17 3:37 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 7, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 7 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (*Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (El Paso, *Kiowa, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (El Paso, *Kiowa, *Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Kiowa, Montrose, Weld)
Long-tailed Jaeger (*Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso, *Kiowa, *Washington, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Green Heron (*Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Otero, San Miguel)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison,*Larimer, Ouray, *Routt)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Fremont)
Great Crested Flycacher (*Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Mesa)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Morgan)
Bell’s Vireo (*Pueblo)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Purple Martin (*Eagle)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (*Routt)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Kiowa)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Kiowa)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, Gunnison)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (*Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s) (*Kiowa)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite. On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley
Ecological Park, Linda Czarny reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron Shipe,
Peter Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers and
Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander Buckley
and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpecker
and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On August 6 on CR 2, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 6, JoAnn Riggle reported 6 Purple Martins (2 ad, 4 juv) N of
Wolcott off of Muddy Pass Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow
reported Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 5
Black Terns, Brewer’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
(Lilian’s), Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On August 6 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Green Heron
and Great Crested Flycatcher.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 6 at Weelington SWA Cobb Lake
Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 5 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.
---On August 6 at Wellingont SWA, Schware Unit, David Wade and Nick Komar
reported Semipalmated Sandpiper.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On August 6 at Glade Park, DS Road and Coates Creek School Area, Mike
Henwood reported 5 Cassin’s Kingbirds (2 ad, 3 juv).

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Mineral Palace Park, Van TruAn reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler in NW corner in a Sycamore tree.
---On August 6 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported juv Bell’s Vireo.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.
---On August 6 at Buffalo Pass, Tom Litteral reported 2 families of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 at Fish Creek Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported
Golden-crowned Kinglet.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 6 at Prewitt Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick and Norm Erthal
reported Long-tailed Jaeger and 6 Black Tenrs.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 11 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger.
This Trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 12 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314). Meet at 0730 in
parking lot near the lake Belmar Historic Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd
in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth, turn west
at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short two blocks to the parking
lot.
Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds. A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disability.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Filed Trip for Sunday August 13 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza & Bill Wherthele (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0800 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTe3fh824PV3nQDVQR7GqUaZyzv9abQx61xvnapuJd7XwA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/6/17 6:16 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fawn Brook Inn closing
I posted about it being for sale in Feb, hoping perhaps the Colorado
birding community could possible get together the funds to buy the place,
probably wishful thinking. To badit was deemed inappropriate for discussion
on here.
Ben Sampson
Centennial, Co

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<ca491034-e44d-4a43-bbbe-0d63f016f8c2...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/6/17 6:05 pm
From: 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Broadwings? Larimer
Probably wishful thinking.
On my porch west of Berthoud, last week 3 individuals riding thermals and moving south.
Only reason I noticed was they were all white under and the wings seemed a different shape and wing angle than the usual red tailed, and no red. Then I thought I heard a call that was more like a whistle. By the time I grabbed my bins I only got a few seconds before they moved out of view. Of course once I looked them up in a guide I realized I should have looked for the black band on the tail. Maybe I would have noticed if it was there without looking for it or it was a juv?

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<416c5d54-4848-4ce6-8e82-6aa3a0b286ed...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/6/17 4:45 am
From: teuton <teuton...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fawn Brook Inn closing
After 38 years in business,  Hermann and Mieke Groicher have sold the Fawn Brook Inn. The new owners will be the same people who own the Rock Creek Tavern and Pizzeria,  also in Allenspark.  They may remodel and open again, but who knows.  The future of bird feeding there is uncertain.   The Groicer's received the CFO homeowners/property owners appreciation award in 2006. I wanted to let the birding community know, as the closing date of the sale is Aug 28. The restaurant will close Aug 12.  Also, keep Hermann in your thoughts, as he fell on Friday and broke some ribs.Feel free to contact me off line if you'd like more information. Cheryl Teuton Aurora


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<E1deJzQ-0000Ps-Ts...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/6/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 6, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, August 6 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (*El Paso, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*El Paso, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (Montrose, Weld)
Black Tern (*El Paso, Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer, *Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *El Paso, Otero, San Miguel)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker Boulder, Gunnison, *Larimer, Ouray)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, Fremont)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (*Morgan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Veery (Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder,Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, Gunnison)
Fox Sparrow (San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, *El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite. On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley
Ecological Park, Linda Czarny reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron Shipe,
Peter Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers and
Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander Buckley
and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpecker
and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan Versaw reported Semipalmated
Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4 Dickcissels. On August 5 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Robb Hinds reported Stilt Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper
and Black Tern; John Drummon reported Stilt Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns, and 2
Dickcissel.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On August 5 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported 3 Curve-billed
Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.
---On August 6 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
f-type American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 miles up Ginny Trail.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 5 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Ronda Woodward and Deb
Stegall reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On August 3 along Hwy 34 at old rest area by turn off to Jackson Lake,
Cole Wild reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Mineral Palace Park, Van TruAn reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler in NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTe5R_obXWrR%2B_n59PdHJY0YT%<2BbKYLUSfQLzn9NRqH9GNw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/5/17 4:54 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Morgan County
Cole Wild reports a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher along Hwy 34 at the old rest area by the turn off to Jackson Lake on Thursday Aug 3.


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<0BAB84B7-67A1-4AF8-9E10-C7CF0A8CEFED...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/4/17 3:56 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grosbeak migration, Louisville
At Stearns Lake (near Dillon Rd. and The Northwest Parkway) this morning, I heard at least two blue grosbeaks singing and saw a male black-headed grosbeak along with lots of other birds, including yellow warblers, lark and vesper sparrows, Bullock's orioles, and scads of mourning doves.

A few minutes ago, I had a new yard bird-- a skittish female black-headed grosbeak on my suet.

In the past two weeks, I've had more hummers than ever-- mostly female/immature type broad-tailed and black-chinned hummers, no rufous; one calliope.

Paula Hansley
Louisville, Boulder Co.
Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<3FFB6E38-DC92-4D8E-B4BF-A6D152DA2140...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/4/17 7:44 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Mockingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow/Weld
Hi all

We've had immature a Northern Mockingbird visiting our Nunn yard daily for
past week-very entertaining to watch. Also, two Northern Rough-winged
Swallows passing through yesterday evening

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

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<625fa3fb-7d87-412c-9c67-e7f210ee00ed...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/4/17 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 August 2017 *
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 4, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 4 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (*Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (*El Paso, Jackson, Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson, Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Montrose, Weld)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington, *Weld)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas, Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, *El Paso, Las Animas, Otero, San Miguel,
Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker Boulder, Gunnison, *Larimer, Ouray)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder, Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, *Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Veery (*Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, El Paso, Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, Gunnison, Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Jackson, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite. On August 3 at Cherry Creek Valley
Ecological Park, Linda Czarny reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander
Buckley and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.
DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end). On August 3 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan
Versaw reported Semipalmated Plover, 3 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 4
Dickcissels.
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On August 3 at Lory State Park, Libby Edwards reported a pair of
American Three-toed Woodpeckers
along Overlook Trail.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.
---On July 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore. On July 31 at
Mineral Palace Park, Van Trun reported singing Yellow-throated Warbler in
NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.
---On August 3 at CR 61 and CR 74 ponds, Jean Olson reported 2 Black Terns.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfRsw9Aa6WVPD8Q1adY%3Dw7oGAP%2Bp_xC2M%2BKh%<2BPxRa4hmw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/3/17 6:57 pm
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope...>
Subject: [cobirds] Question about Rufous Hummingbird numbers, now
Hi again,

Please reply to ME privately if you are seeing more Rufous Hummingbirds during this migration time. Today like yesterday, 2, ad. m. Rufous remain in my yard, along with the teenagers.


Thank you,

Tina Jones

Littleton, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DM3PR14MB0768A4D22CFA6543A3C4E2AAC0B10...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/3/17 4:53 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Local birder to show ASGD group around Ft Collins on Sun 8/6.
Greetings COBirders,
Tom Bush is leading a multi-day trip up to Walden area for Denver Audubon
this weekend. They are coming back over Cameron Pass and through Ft Collins
on Sunday pm. His ace-in-hole, Megan Miller, is off working out of state so
he was hoping someone with good ears might want to meet the group at
Prospect Ponds Natural Area around 2:30ish. They are planning on parking at
the lot on the S side of Prospect just W of the Welcome Center and birding
that area for an hour or so.

Please reply off-list and I'll put you in touch with Tom.

Good birding,
Chip Clouse
Golden

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJehYGryW5zNfKNBeq%3D%3D%<3DPT5jqOCGEHfzkOfBQ06qnBZWUQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/3/17 3:28 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] A pair of Three-toed Woodpeckers, Lory State Park, Larimer county
Yesterday on the Overlook trail, deep in a gully bend in the forest on a
leaning dead tree, two Three-toed woodpeckers were ripping the bark off as
I went by. I came back about 1/2 hour later and they were still there
working away.

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins, Larimer County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABwznzKR2iazaZPoFw-Vf56gRVb4Wd1cp%3D%3Dow2zTa0s%2Bo%<3DQCaA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/3/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 3, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, August 3 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, *Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Jackson, *Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (*Boulder, Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson, Larimer, Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson, *Larimer, Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson, *Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Montrose, *Weld)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas, *Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, *Otero, San Miguel,
Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker *Boulder, Gunnison, *Ouray)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder, Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa, *Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Veery (*Gilpin)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, El Paso, Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)

Lark Bunting (Chaffee, *Gunnison, Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Jackson, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander
Buckley and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.
---On August 2, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Long-billed Curlews at Lagerman
Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.
DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.
---On August 2 on Lower Apex Valley Road, Kathy Mihm Dunning and Tony
Leukering reported Veery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.
---On August 2 at Duck Lake, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.
---On July 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 2 on Higbee Valley Road, Baxter Beamer reported Greater
Roadrunner, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 4 Chihuahuan Ravens.
---On August 2 in Vogel Canyon, Baxter Beamer reported Rufous-crowned
Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore. On July 31 at
Mineral Palace Park, Van Trun reported singing Yellow-throated Warbler in
NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTctVoaPi8Ew_Amp6d940PJcLKvHxgYjvR02S4wNE1SBVA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/2/17 7:35 pm
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope...>
Subject: [cobirds] Viewing Hummers in my yard, Jefferson County
Hi everyone,

I have had Hummingbirds for the last week and a half [migrating through my yard]. Individuals can visit now through Sept. 15. I would have posted this sooner but I could BARELY get a look at the hummer species because all I had were Rufous daily, from July 25 on attacking each other. I thought other folks would be frustrated getting to my house and then getting super quick hummingbird views [if even that]. Literally daily I had Rufous adult male and adult females , and the rest being immature Rufous hummingbirds. They scard off the migrating Broad-tailed Hummingbirds and female Calliope, so that I only saw the latter for a second.

I have never had up to 6-7 Rufous daily, before, as in the past week. In 2016 I had more Rufous than in years before, but again this YEAR takes the cake. Has anyone else noticed more Rufous in your yards this migration time and if so what area of town are you in? I'm curious since Rufous have been down in numbers for several years now. Rufous have been the only hummer in my yard except TODAY, I saw 1, f. ad. Calliope, and 3, immature, Broad-tailed, 2,ad.male Rufous, and 1, immature Rufous . As of today the Rufous numbers have dropped a bit.


Like last year, I ask if folks can park on the west side of Bow Mar Dr., opposite my house, park half on the grass and half on the grass. My address is, 4400 Bow Mar Dr., Littleton, CO. 80123. The house number is on the mailbox. Walk up the driveway and at the garage in the front driveway are 2, chairs, where you can sit. There is a hummer feeder in the front yard hanging from the north side of the porch. You can go to the backyard also if you want. At the garage, go east through the patio, where you will see 2, very big Aspen trees. Walk around behind the Aspen where you will see 2, chairs, where you can sit. There is a feeder to your left where the bird bath is and another one hanging from the clothes line. Sorry, I have Japanese Beetle damage on some of my plants. It is still a battle.


Remember my yard is not like going to Mt Evans, where there are many, many hummers. Please DO NOT walk around the yard. You will see more if you SIT and hopefully a hummingbird will feed on flowers very close to you. Mornings and evenings are best but all day long is good.


Please leave me a phone message to let me know what day and about what time you might be coming. I appreciate this. My phone is 303-906-5479


Good luck and Happy Birding!

Tina Jones

4400 Bow Mar Dr., Littleton, CO. 80123 ,Jefferson County,

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<DM3PR14MB07681FFA2D8D315D57CFF7E3C0B10...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/2/17 7:54 am
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] 3 Long Billed Curlews currently at Lagerman Reservoir
Luke Pheneger
Longmont Colorado

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CALhMPZd25JMzEEmG-1kxFjS8ZXeFw9mB%<2BN19EFOiWG3taMLw5g...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/2/17 3:12 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 2, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, August 2 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Cackling Goose (*Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, Ouray)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Jackson)
Long-billed Curlew (*Weld)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson, Larimer, *Weld)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson, *Weld)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, *Montrose, *Weld)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas, *Weld)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Custer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, San Miguel, Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker *Boulder, Gunnison, *Ouray)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder, Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, El Paso, Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Lark Bunting (Chaffee, *Gunnison, Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Jackson, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander
Buckley and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.
---On August 1 on S Boulder Creek Trail, Jeff Parks reported Gray
Flycatcher.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.
DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 1 (Colorado Day) on Brush Creek Trail, Phil Lyon reported Lark
Bunting (Colorado State Bird).

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. On August 1 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, David
Wade heard Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.
---On July 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 1 at Buckeye Reservoir, Coen Dexter reported 2 Solitary
Sandpipers.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore. On July 31 at
Mineral Palace Park, Van Trun reported singing Yellow-throated Warbler in
NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.
---On August 1 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow and Tony
Leukering reported Mississippi Kite.
---On August 1 at CR 59 Bend Pond, Steve Mlodinow and Tony Leukering
reported Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and
Peregrine Falcon.
---On August 1 a Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow and tony Leukering
reported Cacking (Taverner’s) Goose, Long-billed Curlew, and Stilt
Sandpiper.
---On August 1 at Behrens Reservoir, Tony Leukering and Steve Mlodinow
reported Cackling (Taverner’s) Goose.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTdNy_LSQMePNVFnPxmnMDXsf0SOCU4aBpCtv7Sx71entw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/1/17 3:24 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 August 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: August 1, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 1 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Trumpeter Swan (*Routt)
Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Boulder, *Ouray)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Jackson)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson, *Larimer)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Custer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, *San Miguel, Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Gunnison, *Ouray)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Boulder, *Fremont)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren ((Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Boulder, El Paso, *Ouray)
White-winged Crossbill (*Ouray)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Lark Bunting (*Chaffee, Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Jackson, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren. On July 31 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Ander
Buckley and Baxter Beamer reported 7 Black Swifts, American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Clear Creek Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
reported 3 m Lark Buntings.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On July 31 NE of Wetmore, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 6 Lewis’s
Woodpeckers.
DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On July 31 at Red Canyon Park, Bez Bezuidenhout reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
On July 31 at Wellington SWA, Cobb Lake Unit, Cheri Phillps reported
Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.
---On July 31 at Topminnow NA (East Horsetooth Gravel Pit), Nick Komar and
David Wade reported 2 Stilt Sandpipers.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.
---On July 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 31on Mount Sneffels Summit via Blue Lakes, Jason Wilder reported
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Yankee Boy Basin side of Blue Lakes Pass), American
Three-toed Woodpecker, 18 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and White-winged
Crossbill.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore. On July 31 at
Mineral Palace Park, Van Trun reported singing Yellow-throated Warbler in
NW corner in a Sycamore tree.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 31 at Stagecoach Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Trumpeter Swan.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On July 31 in Telluride Valley Floor, Jessica Im reported Red-headed
Woodpecker.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTc-h%3D1BdDBg-dLeTPu5O4D8X%<3DQTBmrOnjrxxnKrhtu0hA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/31/17 12:52 pm
From: Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
Dan et al.,



That is the large Plains Lubber (Brachystola magna) which comes in two color forms. Flightless, they are most abundant in areas with poor soil or in weedy areas adjacent to fields or roadways. Males are 40 mm long and females 50-60 mm. They will feed on insect cadavers but specialize on ragweed, sunflowers and other broadleaved plants.



I am leading a grasshopper walk at Chico Basin Ranch for Mile High Bug Club next Saturday, 4 August. We should see 35-40 grasshopper species if you or any birders are interested.



Bill Maynard

Colorado Springs



From: <cobirds...> [mailto:<cobirds...>] On Behalf Of Daniel Maynard
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:32 AM
To: Dave Leatherman
Cc: <millerrichj...>; COBIRDS
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)



Apologies, I think that picture failed to upload








On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...> wrote:

Rich (and Dave),



I too have witnessed what would seem to be the same phenomenon maybe 3-4 years ago. I was driving in the same general area near Wetmore (possibly Waterbarrel Road, possibly Siloam Road, I just don't remember) when I noticed (audibly at first) that the road was literally covered in large green insects. There were so many it was impossible to dodge them. I found a place to pull off and inspect what I was unintentionally slaughtering. They looked much like this (though this is a picture from a different time and place):



IMG_8418.jpeg <https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AACHC8aPujJlrxiXENMkAGgSqAX90fJWVI5YCjXn7sb5TA/12/363443458/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/IMG_8418.jpeg/EPTyuO4CGPADIAIoAg/ORw5WxTjd0gKrdsPei9qzjjPFpIFIT82rvhasvLqEY8?size=800x600&size_mode=3>



I then noticed that there were Swainson's Hawks perched everywhere around me, in trees, on fence posts, utility poles, ground, etc. I'd been so focus and repulsed at all the bugs I was crushing that I hadn't noticed the birds before. And as I drove further, I noticed more hawks lining the road; I probably saw more than 200 total. Eventually I passed out of this slaughterhouse, and as the insects dried up (pun intended), so did the hawks. There may have been some Red-tails in the mix, but at least 90% were Swainson's. I'm certain they were feasting on these insects, and I would guess they were in just this area specifically for the purpose of feasting on these insects. My entomology skills are zilch, but perhaps Dave can identify this guy.



Cool phenomenon, though the crunchy drive was actually quite disturbing.



--

Cheers,

Dan Maynard
Denver, CO



On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 8:32 AM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> wrote:

Rich,

I have been spending a fair amount of time on the western part of the West Unit of the Pawnee Grasslands this summer tracking the activities of loggerhead shrikes. I have seen virtually no Swainson's Hawks. I recorded a whopping 1 on each of two 150-mile loops in the last month. Grasshopper expert Tim McNary, formerly of USDA-APHIS and now an affiliate of the Gillette Museum at Colorado State recently went out to Crow Valley and came home with only a dozen or so specimens of hoppers of, I think, four species! Tim can usually find that many before he gets out of the car! Normally the most commonly impaled object of shrikes are grasshoppers (particularly two species, Xanthippus corallipes and Arphia conspersa). This summer, I've maybe seen a total of 10 grasshoppers impaled. I've seen 5X that many hoppers impaled in one shrike territory in years past. Very few big hoppers this year on the northern prairie. The shrikes have compensated by terrorizing herps and various crickets.



I have heard the hopper population in southeastern CO is just the opposite, at least at present in terms of nymphs. Clouds of them when you walk thru a pasture. Maybe there are also good hopper populations in the meadows of the Wet Mountains. All the moisture is growing green hopper food, i.e. plants. Maybe what you saw is a regional relocation of hawks in response to food abundance, sort of like what we're seeing with dickcissels. Maybe many of the hawks that normally populate the northern plains never made it up here, or maybe had second thoughts once they got here and drifted back south, who knows? I do know I had that big number of 160+ Swainson's hawks on my Lamar BBS route which was bizarre in my experience. I received comments that these were probably mostly young, non-breeding birds that just come north to loaf and feed for their first independent summer before returning south. Maybe the majority of what you saw was this age group. My bet would be the majority of buteos were Swainson's, and that they were also somewhat staging for their later departure south.



Interesting, whatever it was. Thanks for your post.



Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins



_____

From: millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM
To: <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)



This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they appeared to be mostly buteos.



I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?



Rich Miller

Canon City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> .
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> .


For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.















--

Cheers,

Dan Maynard
Denver, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAN0ycWi6fcWoQX5Xg3y%<2Baewr70AvBnBP4pLP1GACybF6aF72XA...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAN0ycWi6fcWoQX5Xg3y%<2Baewr70AvBnBP4pLP1GACybF6aF72XA...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> .
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/000c01d30a36%247ca646e0%2475f2d4a0%24%40com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/31/17 10:32 am
From: Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
Apologies, I think that picture failed to upload




On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...> wrote:

> Rich (and Dave),
>
> I too have witnessed what would seem to be the same phenomenon maybe 3-4
> years ago. I was driving in the same general area near Wetmore (possibly
> Waterbarrel Road, possibly Siloam Road, I just don't remember) when I
> noticed (audibly at first) that the road was literally covered in large
> green insects. There were so many it was impossible to dodge them. I found
> a place to pull off and inspect what I was unintentionally slaughtering.
> They looked much like this (though this is a picture from a different time
> and place):
>
> [image: IMG_8418.jpeg]
>
> I then noticed that there were Swainson's Hawks perched everywhere around
> me, in trees, on fence posts, utility poles, ground, etc. I'd been so focus
> and repulsed at all the bugs I was crushing that I hadn't noticed the birds
> before. And as I drove further, I noticed more hawks lining the road; I
> probably saw more than 200 total. Eventually I passed out of this
> slaughterhouse, and as the insects dried up (pun intended), so did the
> hawks. There may have been some Red-tails in the mix, but at least 90% were
> Swainson's. I'm certain they were feasting on these insects, and I would
> guess they were in just this area specifically for the purpose of feasting
> on these insects. My entomology skills are zilch, but perhaps Dave can
> identify this guy.
>
> Cool phenomenon, though the crunchy drive was actually quite disturbing.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Dan Maynard
> Denver, CO
>
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 8:32 AM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
> wrote:
>
>> Rich,
>>
>> I have been spending a fair amount of time on the western part of the
>> West Unit of the Pawnee Grasslands this summer tracking the activities of
>> loggerhead shrikes. I have seen virtually no Swainson's Hawks. I recorded
>> a whopping 1 on each of two 150-mile loops in the last month. Grasshopper
>> expert Tim McNary, formerly of USDA-APHIS and now an affiliate of the
>> Gillette Museum at Colorado State recently went out to Crow Valley and came
>> home with only a dozen or so specimens of hoppers of, I think, four
>> species! Tim can usually find that many before he gets out of the car!
>> Normally the most commonly impaled object of shrikes are grasshoppers
>> (particularly two species, *Xanthippus corallipes* and *Arphia conspersa*).
>> This summer, I've maybe seen a total of 10 grasshoppers impaled. I've seen
>> 5X that many hoppers impaled in one shrike territory in years past. Very
>> few big hoppers this year on the northern prairie. The shrikes have
>> compensated by terrorizing herps and various crickets.
>>
>>
>> I have heard the hopper population in southeastern CO is just the
>> opposite, at least at present in terms of nymphs. Clouds of them when you
>> walk thru a pasture. Maybe there are also good hopper populations in the
>> meadows of the Wet Mountains. All the moisture is growing green hopper
>> food, i.e. plants. Maybe what you saw is a regional relocation of hawks in
>> response to food abundance, sort of like what we're seeing with
>> dickcissels. Maybe many of the hawks that normally populate the northern
>> plains never made it up here, or maybe had second thoughts once they got
>> here and drifted back south, who knows? I do know I had that big number of
>> 160+ Swainson's hawks on my Lamar BBS route which was bizarre in my
>> experience. I received comments that these were probably mostly young,
>> non-breeding birds that just come north to loaf and feed for their first
>> independent summer before returning south. Maybe the majority of what you
>> saw was this age group. My bet would be the majority of buteos were
>> Swainson's, and that they were also somewhat staging for their later
>> departure south.
>>
>>
>> Interesting, whatever it was. Thanks for your post.
>>
>>
>> Dave Leatherman
>>
>> Fort Collins
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM
>> *To:* <cobirds...>
>> *Subject:* [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
>>
>> This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in
>> an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on
>> the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I
>> identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private
>> property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they
>> appeared to be mostly buteos.
>>
>> I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost
>> surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?
>>
>> Rich Miller
>> Canon City
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0%
>> 40SN1PR0601MB1615.namprd06.prod.outlook.com
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>
>
>
>
>


--
Cheers,
Dan Maynard
Denver, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAN0ycWi6fcWoQX5Xg3y%<2Baewr70AvBnBP4pLP1GACybF6aF72XA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/31/17 10:22 am
From: Daniel Maynard <dmaynar...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
Rich (and Dave),

I too have witnessed what would seem to be the same phenomenon maybe 3-4
years ago. I was driving in the same general area near Wetmore (possibly
Waterbarrel Road, possibly Siloam Road, I just don't remember) when I
noticed (audibly at first) that the road was literally covered in large
green insects. There were so many it was impossible to dodge them. I found
a place to pull off and inspect what I was unintentionally slaughtering.
They looked much like this (though this is a picture from a different time
and place):

[image: IMG_8418.jpeg]

I then noticed that there were Swainson's Hawks perched everywhere around
me, in trees, on fence posts, utility poles, ground, etc. I'd been so focus
and repulsed at all the bugs I was crushing that I hadn't noticed the birds
before. And as I drove further, I noticed more hawks lining the road; I
probably saw more than 200 total. Eventually I passed out of this
slaughterhouse, and as the insects dried up (pun intended), so did the
hawks. There may have been some Red-tails in the mix, but at least 90% were
Swainson's. I'm certain they were feasting on these insects, and I would
guess they were in just this area specifically for the purpose of feasting
on these insects. My entomology skills are zilch, but perhaps Dave can
identify this guy.

Cool phenomenon, though the crunchy drive was actually quite disturbing.

--
Cheers,
Dan Maynard
Denver, CO

On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 8:32 AM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
wrote:

> Rich,
>
> I have been spending a fair amount of time on the western part of the West
> Unit of the Pawnee Grasslands this summer tracking the activities of
> loggerhead shrikes. I have seen virtually no Swainson's Hawks. I recorded
> a whopping 1 on each of two 150-mile loops in the last month. Grasshopper
> expert Tim McNary, formerly of USDA-APHIS and now an affiliate of the
> Gillette Museum at Colorado State recently went out to Crow Valley and came
> home with only a dozen or so specimens of hoppers of, I think, four
> species! Tim can usually find that many before he gets out of the car!
> Normally the most commonly impaled object of shrikes are grasshoppers
> (particularly two species, *Xanthippus corallipes* and *Arphia conspersa*).
> This summer, I've maybe seen a total of 10 grasshoppers impaled. I've seen
> 5X that many hoppers impaled in one shrike territory in years past. Very
> few big hoppers this year on the northern prairie. The shrikes have
> compensated by terrorizing herps and various crickets.
>
>
> I have heard the hopper population in southeastern CO is just the
> opposite, at least at present in terms of nymphs. Clouds of them when you
> walk thru a pasture. Maybe there are also good hopper populations in the
> meadows of the Wet Mountains. All the moisture is growing green hopper
> food, i.e. plants. Maybe what you saw is a regional relocation of hawks in
> response to food abundance, sort of like what we're seeing with
> dickcissels. Maybe many of the hawks that normally populate the northern
> plains never made it up here, or maybe had second thoughts once they got
> here and drifted back south, who knows? I do know I had that big number of
> 160+ Swainson's hawks on my Lamar BBS route which was bizarre in my
> experience. I received comments that these were probably mostly young,
> non-breeding birds that just come north to loaf and feed for their first
> independent summer before returning south. Maybe the majority of what you
> saw was this age group. My bet would be the majority of buteos were
> Swainson's, and that they were also somewhat staging for their later
> departure south.
>
>
> Interesting, whatever it was. Thanks for your post.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM
> *To:* <cobirds...>
> *Subject:* [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
>
> This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in
> an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on
> the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I
> identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private
> property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they
> appeared to be mostly buteos.
>
> I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost
> surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?
>
> Rich Miller
> Canon City
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0%40SN1PR0601MB1615.
> namprd06.prod.outlook.com
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAN0ycWgRpxAJzjTm2wHecVkd7h74p0GmaEbNnTNH5Lzik-tDHw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/31/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 31 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 31, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 31 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Northern Bobwhite (*Arapahoe)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (*Boulder)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Jackson)
Stilt Sandpiper (Jackson)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren ((Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Boulder, El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Lark Bunting (*Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Jackson, *Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 30 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Northern Bobwhite.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren. On July 30 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Frank Farrell, Aaron
Shipe, Peer Burke reported Black Swifts, American Three-toed Woodpeckers
and Pacific Wren.
---On July 30 at Fourth of July Campground and Trail, Luke Pheneger
reported 4 White-tailed Ptarmigan, 2 Fox Sparrows (slate-colored) and 4
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 39 at Boulder Creek on University of Colorado Campus, Paul
Barchilon reported Gray Flycatcher.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On July 30 at Hanover Fire Station, Tanja Britton reported 2
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 28 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Old Fall River Road, Elaine
Coley and Jim Thompson reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo. On July 30 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Danny Montalvo, Austin Hess, Brandon Nooner,
Walter Wehtje, Christine and Richard Sparks reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
---On July 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Mike McCloy reported 6 McCown’s
Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.
---On July 30 in town of Branson, Tony Leukering reported Carolina Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for August 5,6 to North Park led by Chuck Hundertmark
and Paul Slingsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531). This is an
overnight trip. Meet leaders at Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at 1200
(Noon) on Saturday, August 5.
Leaders recommend making reservations at Park Inn and suites or Chedsey
Motel. Scopes will be helpful. Bring lunch for the first day, sunscreen,
insect repellent, and water. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTes2k3-b10z7OHsbAV77nBUOgM8iLDZg_gi6a9Zf%2BqN%<2Bw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 11:07 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
Rich,
I was in that area birding the day before and was surprised to see 4
Swainson's flying together just north of Wetmore. There was a big storm
moving in so if others were there they might have already dispersed.

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com



On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 1:00 AM, millerrichj via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in
> an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on
> the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I
> identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private
> property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they
> appeared to be mostly buteos.
>
> I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost
> surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?
>
> Rich Miller
> Canon City
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
> gid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAAUvckrjnqhZhmRe1UY5k%3DutvmMFuC81WQ%3DHO3XfB%<2BXJCcHStw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 3:02 pm
From: kickback <bill_kosar...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)



On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 8:32:27 AM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> Rich,
>
> I have been spending a fair amount of time on the western part of the West
> Unit of the Pawnee Grasslands this summer tracking the activities of
> loggerhead shrikes. I have seen virtually no Swainson's Hawks. I recorded
> a whopping 1 on each of two 150-mile loops in the last month. Grasshopper
> expert Tim McNary, formerly of USDA-APHIS and now an affiliate of the
> Gillette Museum at Colorado State recently went out to Crow Valley and came
> home with only a dozen or so specimens of hoppers of, I think, four
> species! Tim can usually find that many before he gets out of the car!
> Normally the most commonly impaled object of shrikes are grasshoppers
> (particularly two species, *Xanthippus corallipes* and *Arphia conspersa*).
> This summer, I've maybe seen a total of 10 grasshoppers impaled. I've seen
> 5X that many hoppers impaled in one shrike territory in years past. Very
> few big hoppers this year on the northern prairie. The shrikes have
> compensated by terrorizing herps and various crickets.
>
>
> I have heard the hopper population in southeastern CO is just the
> opposite, at least at present in terms of nymphs. Clouds of them when you
> walk thru a pasture. Maybe there are also good hopper populations in the
> meadows of the Wet Mountains. All the moisture is growing green hopper
> food, i.e. plants. Maybe what you saw is a regional relocation of hawks in
> response to food abundance, sort of like what we're seeing with
> dickcissels. Maybe many of the hawks that normally populate the northern
> plains never made it up here, or maybe had second thoughts once they got
> here and drifted back south, who knows? I do know I had that big number of
> 160+ Swainson's hawks on my Lamar BBS route which was bizarre in my
> experience. I received comments that these were probably mostly young,
> non-breeding birds that just come north to loaf and feed for their first
> independent summer before returning south. Maybe the majority of what you
> saw was this age group. My bet would be the majority of buteos were
> Swainson's, and that they were also somewhat staging for their later
> departure south.
>
>
> Interesting, whatever it was. Thanks for your post.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cob......>
> <javascript:>>
> *Sent:* Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM
> *To:* <cob......> <javascript:>
> *Subject:* [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
>
> This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in
> an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on
> the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I
> identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private
> property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they
> appeared to be mostly buteos.
>
> I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost
> surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?
>
> Rich Miller
> Canon City
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<u......> <javascript:>.
> To post to this group, send email to <cob......> <javascript:>
> .
> To view this discussion on the web visit
> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>


Last Sunday I saw at least 4 Swainson's hawks between Falcon and Peyton
which seemed high compared to prior visits to this area..

http://www.avoapples.com/birds/_MG_5242_cr.jpg

http://www.avoapples.com/birds/_MG_5313_cr.jpg

tx

Bill Kosar

<bill_kosar...>




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<b5ff87eb-f711-4935-82ce-5be85c4deb57...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 10:38 am
From: JIM THOMPSON <forpargolf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Observation list
I submitted an observation list this morning. I did make a mistake. The swallow count should read 100+ Tree Swallows not Violet Green.
Question: Would it be better if I edited my observations to exclude Robins, Swallows, the go called common birds?

Thanks


JIM THOMPSON

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<589226046.10154004.1501434965912.JavaMail.zimbra...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 9:53 am
From: JIM THOMPSON <forpargolf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Rocky Mt Nat. Park, Jul 28, 2017

Fall River Road can be tranversed via car without issue.
----- Forwarded Message -----
Rocky Mt Nat. Larimer County
Jul 28, 2017 9:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Elaine Coley and I drove the Old Fall River Road .  The birds are all from the Fall River Road
18 species (+2 other taxa)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Steller's Jay  1
Black-billed Magpie  1     not on the Old Fall River Road but lower in the park at East entrance.
American Crow  3
Common Raven  2
Tree Swallow  0
Violet-green Swallow  100     Observed close up using cavities in Aspin trees.  Do they nest this late in the year?
Mountain Chickadee  5     numerous thru out the trip.
chickadee sp.  25     heard and observed.
Bushtit  15     Low scrubs etc.  Odd at this altitude?  About 8000 feet.  Close observation by two people.
nuthatch sp.  5     heard not seen
American Robin  3
American Pipit  3     seen and heard.  near tree line
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  8
White-crowned Sparrow  3     two singing (seemed like a different song vs lower elevation birds, one visual at same location as bushtits and pine grosbeak.  just below tree line--odd.
Pine Grosbeak  3     at tree line  LIFE BIRD
Cassin's Finch  20     numerous.  did not try counting.
Pine Siskin  15

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38392325

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<1540372465.10141825.1501432935764.JavaMail.zimbra...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 8:24 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pine Siskin, Adams Cty 7-29-17
Hi folks,

I'm sure that subject line wasn't exactly riveting to most birders, but
during an early-evening run through my nearby residential neighborhoods, I
encountered a pair of Pine Siskins attending to some sunflowers right along
92nd Ave not far from Federal Blvd. Pine Siskins are of course fully
expected and typical at higher elevations right now, but seeing them in the
city in July was a bit surprising. Ebird shows very few July urban Denver
sightings of Pine Siskin over the past 10 years.


-------
Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAFjVA_aQjdeD%3DOwNTpaJcgHa0T33dC%<2BO7usLh-aeQFjj6M0Sog...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 7:32 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
Rich,

I have been spending a fair amount of time on the western part of the West Unit of the Pawnee Grasslands this summer tracking the activities of loggerhead shrikes. I have seen virtually no Swainson's Hawks. I recorded a whopping 1 on each of two 150-mile loops in the last month. Grasshopper expert Tim McNary, formerly of USDA-APHIS and now an affiliate of the Gillette Museum at Colorado State recently went out to Crow Valley and came home with only a dozen or so specimens of hoppers of, I think, four species! Tim can usually find that many before he gets out of the car! Normally the most commonly impaled object of shrikes are grasshoppers (particularly two species, Xanthippus corallipes and Arphia conspersa). This summer, I've maybe seen a total of 10 grasshoppers impaled. I've seen 5X that many hoppers impaled in one shrike territory in years past. Very few big hoppers this year on the northern prairie. The shrikes have compensated by terrorizing herps and various crickets.


I have heard the hopper population in southeastern CO is just the opposite, at least at present in terms of nymphs. Clouds of them when you walk thru a pasture. Maybe there are also good hopper populations in the meadows of the Wet Mountains. All the moisture is growing green hopper food, i.e. plants. Maybe what you saw is a regional relocation of hawks in response to food abundance, sort of like what we're seeing with dickcissels. Maybe many of the hawks that normally populate the northern plains never made it up here, or maybe had second thoughts once they got here and drifted back south, who knows? I do know I had that big number of 160+ Swainson's hawks on my Lamar BBS route which was bizarre in my experience. I received comments that these were probably mostly young, non-breeding birds that just come north to loaf and feed for their first independent summer before returning south. Maybe the majority of what you saw was this age group. My bet would be the majority of buteos were Swainson's, and that they were also somewhat staging for their later departure south.


Interesting, whatever it was. Thanks for your post.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins


________________________________
From: millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 AM
To: <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)

This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they appeared to be mostly buteos.

I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?

Rich Miller
Canon City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...><mailto:cobirds+<unsubscribe...>.
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...><https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158700AF58DA591CFDD00CC1BD0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/30/17 3:22 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 30, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 30 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Wood Duck (Washington)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Jackson)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (*Jackson)
Stilt Sandpiper (*Jackson)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, Jackson)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Black Tern (El Paso, Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Las Animas)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, El Paso, Las Animas, Washington)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison)
Least Flycatcher (*Weld)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas)
Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Las Animas)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Lark Bunting (*Jackson, Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, *Jackson, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Douglas, El Paso)
Bobolink (Boulder)

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Charfield SP, Diane Roberts and Felice Lyons reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6 Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels
(2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Diane
Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Siloam Road at CR 110, Joel Adams reported 6
Black-throated Sparrows.
---On July 29 at CR 123 near Penrose, Joel Adams reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting. On July 29 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Steve
Mlodinow reported Semipalmated Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper. On July 28 at 18 Island Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 8
Stilt Sandpipers.
---On July 28 on CR 21, Steve Mlodinow reported a pair of Lark Buntings and
Fox Sparrow (slate-colored).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick Komar reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.
---On July 29 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Mik McCloy
found Yellow-billed Cuckoo and later Nick Komar, David Wade, John Shenot
and Austin Hess were able to relocated the Cuckoo.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 29 at Crow Valley CG, Cole Wolf reported 2 Least Flycatcher near
the NW corner.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTev2%<3DmmxvvoVBCLf91Jnd73Q49S6xeJbQTxR7rSWOMD7Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/29/17 11:00 pm
From: millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in
an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on
the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I
identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private property and most
were too far away to identify as species, however, they appeared to be
mostly buteos.

I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost
surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?

Rich Miller
Canon City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/29/17 4:33 pm
From: Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Larimer County 7/29
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is still present at the shelter belt just north of Cobb Lake in the State Wildlife Area. Vocalizing very occasionally. Only got views because it flew out of the Juniper and Russian Olive trees a few times. Extremely difficult to see otherwise. Seen at about 4:20 P.M. on 7/29/17 with Nick Komar, David Wade, and John Shenot

Austin Hess
Fort Collins, Colorado

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bb6d6179-e657-4d36-b15a-6ac06c255450...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/29/17 12:05 pm
From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Larimer County 7/29
Mike McCloy and I decided to skip hiking in the mountains with rain in the
forecast and decided to bird a few local hotspots looking for early fall
migrants. We found a lot of birds at Duck Lake and Fossil Creek Reservoir
including a Baird's Sandpiper, 2 Hooded Mergansers, a family of Wood Ducks,
large numbers of the gulls of the three expected species, and a Warbling
Vireo. After that we decided it would be ok to check on a pond in Weld
County along the county line road where we found a Ring-necked Duck,
American Wigeon, Sora, and Least Sandpipers. Cobb Lake turned out to be
the best spot of the day with over 50 species. Since we wanted to get as
many species as possible on the eBird list, we decided to start by scanning
the lake from the south parking area but were quickly distracted when a
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO started singing. Mike got a few photos and a
recording which will be posted to eBird later today. The wildlife area had
Brewer's Sparrow, a family of Northern Harriers, as well as a probable
migrant wood-pewee. One last scan of the lake before leaving produced an
early Common Loon. A few more stops for shorebirds around the northern
part of the county had more Baird's Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, and a
Greater Yellowlegs. Overall, we had 94 species for the morning and I was
able to get a new county bird which is always exciting!

Good Birding,
Andy Bankert
Fort Collins

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAMvLbkgROsK0%3Dg3Enc7eMpUWTCzzQ6%<3DhX9kkBRbPR3_LdKedtA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/29/17 8:25 am
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] June 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Area and Beyond
Woodland Park Yard Area, 8500 feet elevation, most species singing thru the
month

Black-headed Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak, a few
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Warbling Vireo
House Wren
Pine Siskin
Western Tanager
Mourning Dove
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
House Finch
Red-breasted Nuthatch, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-6, 6-21, 6-22, 6-28
House Sparrow, 4 (2M, 2F) on 6-4, 2 MF on 6-7, 2 MF on 6-15
Green-tailed Towhee
Downy Woodpecker, 6-2
Lesser Goldfinch, 6-3, 6-20, late June too
Clark’s Nutcracker, 6-4, 6-13, 6-20, 6-21, noisy family flocks in late June
Red Crossbill, 6-13 at Memorial Park, about 6 in yard area on 6-18, also
late June
Cordilleran Flycatcher (at elevated birdbath on 6-15)
Western Bluebird, at ground moving water feature in late June
Eurasian Collared-Dove, 6-29, singing
Western Wood-Pewee, 6-29, singing

Weston Pass, Weston Peak, Ptarmigan Peak S of Fairplay on 6-8-17
American Pipit
Horned Lark
American Robin
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (FOS)
Wilson’s Warbler
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (at about 13,000 feet elevation)
Hammond’s Flycatcher

Catamount Reservoir Loop Trail on 6-10-17, most birds singing
Spotted Sandpiper (FOS)
Hermit Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ring-billed Gull
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Warbling Vireo
House Wren
Pine Siskin

South Ben Tyler Trail, Lost Creek Wilderness on 5-29-17
Three-toed Woodpecker

Parent’s House in Englewood on 6-18 and 6-19
House Wren, feeding young in nest box, singing
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 2M
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chipping Sparrow, singing

Sister’s House in Highlands Ranch on 6-18
Lesser Goldfinch, singing
House Wren, singing
Bushtit

Missouri Mountain Trail W of Buena Vista on 6-25, most species singing
White-tailed Ptarmigan, scat and a feather in small willows along trail
just before split in trail to Elkead Pass and Missouri Mountain
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
American Pipit
White-crowned Sparrow
Wilson’s Warbler
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Mountain Chickadee
Hermit Thrush
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Williamson’s Sapsucker

Fourmile Creek Trail, Dome Rock SWA, S of Divide on 6-26-17, most species
singing
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Black-headed Grosbeak
Hermit Thrush
Lincoln’s Sparrow

Mount Columbia Trail, Southern Route on 6-21-17
Golden Eagle, 2
American Pipit
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, at 12,000+ feet
Green-tailed Towhee
Snowshoe Hare

Rainbow Gulch and Rampart Reservoir Trail, Woodland Park on 6-30-17, most
species singing
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
House Wren
Lazuli Bunting, 1
Hermit Thrush
Warbling Vireo
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Song Sparrow



Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County, 8500 feet elevation




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<5878e859-5f8b-48d6-95d6-b4fd1f7ec4e3...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/29/17 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 29, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 29 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa, *Washington)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Greater Sage-Grouse (*Jackson)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso, *Jackson)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa, *Washington)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, *Washington, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, *El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle, *Jackson, *Washington)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels. On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri
Phillips reported Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and
Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6
Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels (2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja
Britton reported Mississippi Kite. On July 28 at Fountain Creek Regional
Park, Diane Roberts reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 28 at Hanover Road, Diane Roberts reported Greater Roadrunner
and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at MacFarlane Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported 6 Greater
Sage-Grouse and m Lark Bunting.
---On July 28 at Walden on CR 34, Chuck Hundertmark reported Lark Bunting.
---On Juy 28 at 18 Lsland Reservoir, Chuck Hundertmark reported Pectoral
Sandpiper.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead. On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick
Komar reported f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 28 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported Wood Duck, 10 Black
Terns, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Lark Bunting.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTe%2BpUtwJ7kmechU8ybjXjW_dU8-%<3DvNhF8tKxjcaDqHB1Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/28/17 12:57 pm
From: Janet Hanley <janethanley43...>
Subject: [cobirds] nighthawks

I too saw over a dozen nighthawks flying around over my house near Davidson
Mesa last night
Janet Hanley

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<130c08a3-7ec3-4bb3-8e06-ff1a3e1e954c...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/28/17 3:10 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 28, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 28 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (*Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Chimney Swift (*Jefferson)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin, *Jefferson)
Sandhill Crane (Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels. On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri
Phillips reported Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and
Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6
Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels (2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite. On July 27 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Tanja
Britton reported Mississippi Kite
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.
---On July 27 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, David Suddjian reported Chimney
Swift and Matt Clark reported
f-type RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT) HUMMINGBIRD by the stream.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead. On July 27 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), Nick
Komar reported f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcUnVff2S823nAki_ey-brKR6cj8sWLnPVgUhQHbLR%<2BEg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/28/17 12:22 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nighthawks, Louisville, Boulder County
I saw a flock of at least 27 common nighthawks hunting over Davidson Mesa last evening between 7:00 and 7:30 PM! The group gradually drifted south.

A few nights ago my neighbor saw eight nighthawks over the dog park near downtown Louisville.

Paula Hansley
Louisville
Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<904CF275-3884-45B3-9937-253E6FDCF1B0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 7/27/17 9:55 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbirds - Golden - Jeffco
Birders,
All 4 normally seen hummingbird species are showing up at our feeders in
the front of the house. If anyone wants to see them, feel free to visit at:
314 Defrance Ct
Golden, CO 80401

--
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO
"My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading
into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siGXw%3DSpT%2BfOt2tkQNG2p_0k6N1AMaxgG1Ko74Pii%<3Dp5oA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/27/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 27, 2017

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

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (Gilpin)
Sandhill Crane (*Park)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Pectoral Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (*El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (*El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, *El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren. On July 26 at Rocky
Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Loch Kilpatrick reported Black Swift and Pacific
Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye. On July 26 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Truan reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels. On July 26 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri
Phillips reported Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, and
Dickcissel; Cole Wolf reported Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 6
Black Terns, and 4 Dickcissels (2 at N end and 2 at S end).
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 26 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael Emnaker reported 2
Sandhill Carnes at Antero rehab area.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTe_NrBA9xNvTs3K04_8BZwrH3dW2ExeDY5o6zOyMvxSRg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/26/17 4:31 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Olive-sided Flycatcher near South Fork
Took a nice hike in the old Million Fire where I worked on restoration 16
years ago. Birding was good and the burn recovery very good too. Highlites
of the birds were 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers, singing their "quick three
beers" tune. Other nice birds for the morning included Brown Creeper,
Western Tanager, Warbling Vireo, Western Wood-pewee, Dusky Flycatcher and
Black-headed Grosbeak. To get here for an easy hike, start at the junction
of Hwy 160 and Willow Park Road (a few miles east of South Fork). Drive up
the Willow Park Road for 5.2 miles until you see a FS gate across a road on
the right. Hike up this road for a nice birdwalk and view too. All in Rio
Grande County.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<0dd7a549-9ffd-4e52-a6ee-ab522cadfd4b...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/26/17 2:08 pm
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Incidentally, has the bird been re-found?

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

> Here are some details about the recent AOU split of Magnificent Hummer
> into Rivoli's Hummer and Talamanca Hummer.
> Reference is the ABA blog. http://blog.aba.org/2017
> /07/2017-aos-supplement.html
>
> Pertinent excerpt:
>
> *"Split of Magnificent Hummingbird*
>
> - *Rivoli’s Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)*
> - *Talamanca Hummingbird* (Eugenes spectabilis) *
>
> *This split separates birds of southern Central America from those of
> Mexico, the U.S., and northern Middle America. Rivoli’s Hummingbird is
> found in pine–oak woodlands from the southwestern U.S. south to northern
> Nicaragua; adult males have a peridot-colored (yellow-green) throat and
> blackish underparts. Talamanca Hummingbird is found in cloudforest and high
> oak forests of Costa Rica and western Panama; adult males have a turquoise-
> or teal-colored throat and dark green underparts. The latter was originally
> named “Admirable Hummingbird” by Robert Ridgway, but his suggestion was
> unheeded. Instead, Eugenes spectabilis has been named for the Talamanca
> Mountains of eastern Costa Rica."*
> By the way, I am serious for a change. I realize that it is pretty
> pathetic when one has such a bad reputation of
> making up interesting facts and needs to state: "I am serious for a
> change."
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:33 PM, snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> Back when it was Rivoli's Hummingbird the first time, people would
>> sometimes call it Ravioli's Hummingbird, but I would be in favor of calling
>> it Rivoli's Mountain-Gem in line with similar hummingbirds farther south.
>>
>> Mark Miller
>> Longmont, CO
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 ACTIVE™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
>> Date: 7/25/17 7:31 PM (GMT-07:00)
>> To: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
>> Cc: cobirds <cobirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>>
>> Why not just the Duke & Duchess hummers?
>>
>> On 25 Jul 2017 6:45 pm, "Chip Clouse" <chip.clouse...> wrote:
>>
>>> From Cornell's All About Birds, "...named in honor of the Duke of
>>> Rivoli, an amateur ornithologist. Anna’s Hummingbird was named after his
>>> wife, Anna, the Duchess of Rivoli."
>>>
>>> Chip Clouse
>>> Golden
>>>
>>> On Jul 25, 2017 5:49 PM, "Charles Hundertmark" <chundertmark8...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.
>>>>
>>>> Chuck Hundertmark
>>>> Lafayette
>>>>
>>>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
>>>> Steve Larson Northglenn
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------
>>>> *From: *"'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <
>>>> <cobirds...>
>>>> *To: *<passerculus...>
>>>> *Cc: *"Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
>>>> *Sent: *Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
>>>> *Subject: *Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>>>>
>>>> Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>>>>
>>>> Christy Payne
>>>> Wheat Ridge
>>>>
>>>> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird
>>>>> again. According to the AOU's latest updates.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds
>>>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road.
>>>>>> Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>>>>>> Steven Mlodinow
>>>>>> Longmont CO
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Brandon Percival
>>>>> Pueblo West, CO
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>>> gid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
>>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>>> .
>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>>> gid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
>>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>>> .
>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>>> gid/cobirds/224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra
>>>> %40comcast.net
>>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>>> .
>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>>> gid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>
>>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>>> .
>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD
>>> <1cZsg...>
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%<3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%3
>> <D2JGFBQ...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%<3D2JGFBQ...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/<bm1gutdavf4qff5s7l7lc8g5.1501039971848...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bm1gutdavf4qff5s7l7lc8g5.1501039971848...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/CAJpZcUC2rTVy2fwpa_Cm3_nCO7Sa8tvaLTpMrpHz9ZMVb2mOGg%
> 40mail.gmail.com
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAJpZcUC2rTVy2fwpa_Cm3_nCO7Sa8tvaLTpMrpHz9ZMVb2mOGg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>



--
Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CADobSodVy%2B9W2sw%2B9%<3DfvDDja4-63CfYsQajQnEsSbK-QN7ehOA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/26/17 7:20 am
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Blue Grosbeaks near Larkspur, Douglas County
Hello Fellow Birders,

Yesterday (Tuesday, July 25) our intrepid nestbox monitoring team
spotted a pair of Blue Grosbeaks within 100 yards of where we saw a singing
Dickcissel two weeks ago. Just west of Spruce Mountain Road about 2 miles
south of Larkspur, they were in a small thicket of bushes and trees. Another
lifer for one of our crew! We also saw a Lesser Goldfinch in the same
location.

Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin

Sent from my Remington Rand Typewriter via my Rotary Dial Wall Phone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4d78f.8c9f121.46a9ff3f...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/26/17 7:02 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Here are some details about the recent AOU split of Magnificent Hummer into
Rivoli's Hummer and Talamanca Hummer.
Reference is the ABA blog. http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/2017-aos-supplement.
html

Pertinent excerpt:

*"Split of Magnificent Hummingbird*

- *Rivoli’s Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)*
- *Talamanca Hummingbird* (Eugenes spectabilis) *

*This split separates birds of southern Central America from those of
Mexico, the U.S., and northern Middle America. Rivoli’s Hummingbird is
found in pine–oak woodlands from the southwestern U.S. south to northern
Nicaragua; adult males have a peridot-colored (yellow-green) throat and
blackish underparts. Talamanca Hummingbird is found in cloudforest and high
oak forests of Costa Rica and western Panama; adult males have a turquoise-
or teal-colored throat and dark green underparts. The latter was originally
named “Admirable Hummingbird” by Robert Ridgway, but his suggestion was
unheeded. Instead, Eugenes spectabilis has been named for the Talamanca
Mountains of eastern Costa Rica."*
By the way, I am serious for a change. I realize that it is pretty pathetic
when one has such a bad reputation of
making up interesting facts and needs to state: "I am serious for a change."

Joe Roller, Denver




On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:33 PM, snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
wrote:

> All,
>
> Back when it was Rivoli's Hummingbird the first time, people would
> sometimes call it Ravioli's Hummingbird, but I would be in favor of calling
> it Rivoli's Mountain-Gem in line with similar hummingbirds farther south.
>
> Mark Miller
> Longmont, CO
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 ACTIVE™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
> Date: 7/25/17 7:31 PM (GMT-07:00)
> To: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
> Cc: cobirds <cobirds...>
> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>
> Why not just the Duke & Duchess hummers?
>
> On 25 Jul 2017 6:45 pm, "Chip Clouse" <chip.clouse...> wrote:
>
>> From Cornell's All About Birds, "...named in honor of the Duke of Rivoli,
>> an amateur ornithologist. Anna’s Hummingbird was named after his wife,
>> Anna, the Duchess of Rivoli."
>>
>> Chip Clouse
>> Golden
>>
>> On Jul 25, 2017 5:49 PM, "Charles Hundertmark" <chundertmark8...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.
>>>
>>> Chuck Hundertmark
>>> Lafayette
>>>
>>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
>>> Steve Larson Northglenn
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From: *"'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <
>>> <cobirds...>
>>> *To: *<passerculus...>
>>> *Cc: *"Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
>>> *Sent: *Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
>>> *Subject: *Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>>>
>>> Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>>>
>>> Christy Payne
>>> Wheat Ridge
>>>
>>> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird
>>>> again. According to the AOU's latest updates.
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <
>>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came
>>>>> into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>>>>> Steven Mlodinow
>>>>> Longmont CO
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Brandon Percival
>>>> Pueblo West, CO
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/cobirds/224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra
>>> %40comcast.net
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD
>> <1cZsg...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%<3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
> gid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%3
> <D2JGFBQ...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%<3D2JGFBQ...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
> gid/cobirds/<bm1gutdavf4qff5s7l7lc8g5.1501039971848...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bm1gutdavf4qff5s7l7lc8g5.1501039971848...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAJpZcUC2rTVy2fwpa_Cm3_nCO7Sa8tvaLTpMrpHz9ZMVb2mOGg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/26/17 3:19 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 26, 2017

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

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Dusky Grouse (*Boulder)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT) HUMMINGBIRD (*Gilpin)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
CALIFORNIA CONDOR (*Dolores)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren. On July 25 at
Rocky Mountain NP, Ouzel Falls, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Dusky Grouse,
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow
(slate-colored) and Ted Floyd reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 24, Steve Heath reported a soaring CALIFORNIA CONDOR 4 miles
above Bradfield bridge on Dolores River.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch. On July 25 at Pikes Peak Summit, Joel Adams reported 3
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 25 at Golden Gate Canyon Park, northernmost picnic area on
Mountain Base Road, Steve Mlodinow reported f RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICIENT)
HUMMINGBIRD.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 25 at Mineral Palace Park, Van Truan reported singing
Yellow-throated Warbler at NW corner of park in Sycamore.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfQjgoAgeB8QapjDndNmD0Xw%<2BL16VzewaGxkCpSQXG_-Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 8:33 pm
From: snowy.owlets <snowy.owlets...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin


All,
Back when it was Rivoli's Hummingbird the first time, people would sometimes call it Ravioli's Hummingbird, but I would be in favor of calling it Rivoli's Mountain-Gem in line with similar hummingbirds farther south. 
Mark Miller Longmont, CO 
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 ACTIVE™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Date: 7/25/17 7:31 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Cc: cobirds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin

Why not just the Duke & Duchess hummers?
On 25 Jul 2017 6:45 pm, "Chip Clouse" <chip.clouse...> wrote:
From Cornell's All About Birds, "...named in honor of the Duke of Rivoli, an amateur ornithologist. Anna’s Hummingbird was named after his wife, Anna, the Duchess of Rivoli."
Chip Clouse Golden
On Jul 25, 2017 5:49 PM, "Charles Hundertmark" <chundertmark8...> wrote:
We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.
Chuck HundertmarkLafayette
On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
Steve Larson Northglenn

From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
To: <passerculus...>
Cc: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin

Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton. 

Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:

Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it.  #Resist
Christy PayneWheat Ridge

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again.  According to the AOU's latest updates.
On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cob......> wrote:
Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing   Female type
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont CO

Sent from my iPhone



--
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.




--

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>

To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.






--

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>

To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.





--

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>

To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%<3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg...>

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.





--

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>

To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%<3D2JGFBQ...>

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<bm1gutdavf4qff5s7l7lc8g5.1501039971848...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 6:31 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Why not just the Duke & Duchess hummers?

On 25 Jul 2017 6:45 pm, "Chip Clouse" <chip.clouse...> wrote:

> From Cornell's All About Birds, "...named in honor of the Duke of Rivoli,
> an amateur ornithologist. Anna’s Hummingbird was named after his wife,
> Anna, the Duchess of Rivoli."
>
> Chip Clouse
> Golden
>
> On Jul 25, 2017 5:49 PM, "Charles Hundertmark" <chundertmark8...>
> wrote:
>
>> We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.
>>
>> Chuck Hundertmark
>> Lafayette
>>
>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>>
>> Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
>> Steve Larson Northglenn
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From: *"'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <
>> <cobirds...>
>> *To: *<passerculus...>
>> *Cc: *"Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
>> *Sent: *Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
>> *Subject: *Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>>
>> Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>>
>> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>>
>> Christy Payne
>> Wheat Ridge
>>
>> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>>>
>>> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird
>>> again. According to the AOU's latest updates.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <
>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came
>>>> into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>>>> Steven Mlodinow
>>>> Longmont CO
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Brandon Percival
>>> Pueblo West, CO
>>>
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.
>> <zimbra...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "Colorado Birds" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg%
> 40mail.gmail.com
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%<3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CABF3siHmvwejORTpGdKO%2BzvyYNdoYPQuywbrD4j8uXx%<3D2JGFBQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 5:45 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
From Cornell's All About Birds, "...named in honor of the Duke of Rivoli,
an amateur ornithologist. Anna’s Hummingbird was named after his wife,
Anna, the Duchess of Rivoli."

Chip Clouse
Golden

On Jul 25, 2017 5:49 PM, "Charles Hundertmark" <chundertmark8...>
wrote:

> We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.
>
> Chuck Hundertmark
> Lafayette
>
> On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>
> Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
> Steve Larson Northglenn
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <
> <cobirds...>
> *To: *<passerculus...>
> *Cc: *"Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>
> Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>
> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>
> Christy Payne
> Wheat Ridge
>
> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>>
>> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again.
>> According to the AOU's latest updates.
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <
>> <cob......> wrote:
>>
>>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came
>>> into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>>> Steven Mlodinow
>>> Longmont CO
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Brandon Percival
>> Pueblo West, CO
>>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/224377714.10563531.1501021972248.
> <JavaMail.zimbra...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPHVJejMoJaeOjDRnisHjKN%<3DVXSnS_weiyo1HmP8AcvxD1cZsg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 4:49 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
We should petition AOU for Rivoli’s Magnificent Hummingbird.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette
> On Jul 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, <stevenelarson...> wrote:
>
> Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
> Steve Larson Northglenn
>
> From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
> To: <passerculus...>
> Cc: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
>
> Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> <mailto:<passerculus...>> wrote:
>
> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>
> Christy Payne
> Wheat Ridge
>
> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again. According to the AOU's latest updates.
>
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cob......> <x-msg://21/JAVASCRIPT-BLOCKED>> wrote:
> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
> Steven Mlodinow
> Longmont CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> <mailto:cobirds+<unsubscribe...>.
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>.
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> <mailto:cobirds+<unsubscribe...>.
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>.
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> <mailto:cobirds+<unsubscribe...>.
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<4586CB0E-15E8-45CF-813C-CCB03543B864...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 3:32 pm
From: <stevenelarson...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Rivoli's is the old name for those who don't know.
Steve Larson Northglenn

----- Original Message -----

From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
To: <passerculus...>
Cc: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:03 PM
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin

Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P < <passerculus...> > wrote:




Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
<blockquote>

I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again. According to the AOU's latest updates.

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds < <cob......> > wrote:

<blockquote>
Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont CO

Sent from my iPhone






--
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

</blockquote>




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> .
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> .
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...> .
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout .

</blockquote>



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> .
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> .
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...> .
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout .

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<224377714.10563531.1501021972248.JavaMail.zimbra...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 3:29 pm
From: 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Rivoli's sounds like a pasta. Deb carstensen, Littleton.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Christy P <passerculus...> wrote:
>
> Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist
>
> Christy Payne
> Wheat Ridge
>
>> On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again. According to the AOU's latest updates.
>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cob......> wrote:
>>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>>> Steven Mlodinow
>>> Longmont CO
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Brandon Percival
>> Pueblo West, CO
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<743D6196-4A9A-4AE8-B4BD-053EB0FF6FBF...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 2:30 pm
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Calliope, Rufous Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
To clarify, The Audubon Nature Center is on Waterton Road just south of the
intersection with Wadsworth at the south end of Chatfield SP (address: 11280
Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125). If you Google it, there are actually 2
buildings, and the feeders are on the west side of the southern building.

-Christy
Wheat Ridge

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12:52:41 PM UTC-6, Christy P wrote:
>
> Hi All -
>
> At the Audubon Nature Center feeders yesterday evening for the kick-off of
> this year's new Audubon Master Birder class, we had a male and female (at
> least 1 each) Calliope Hummingbird and Rufous Hummingbird in addition to a
> swarm of Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Bea Weaver has
> graciously added feeders and been maintaining them since the springtime,
> and the results have been extraordinary. Either way, this is area has a
> nice parking lot and ~100 yard easy walk down to the feeders, which make
> them easily accessible to folks of all ages if they'd like to get a look at
> these great little birds.
>
> Best,
>
> Christy Payne
> Wheat Ridge
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<8519bac5-01fb-41cb-af64-708eb0aac899...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 11:52 am
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: [cobirds] Calliope, Rufous Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
Hi All -

At the Audubon Nature Center feeders yesterday evening for the kick-off of
this year's new Audubon Master Birder class, we had a male and female (at
least 1 each) Calliope Hummingbird and Rufous Hummingbird in addition to a
swarm of Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Bea Weaver has
graciously added feeders and been maintaining them since the springtime,
and the results have been extraordinary. Either way, this is area has a
nice parking lot and ~100 yard easy walk down to the feeders, which make
them easily accessible to folks of all ages if they'd like to get a look at
these great little birds.

Best,

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<29c1a131-66f5-4ea0-b4d6-de8c79cac0fb...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 11:46 am
From: Christy P <passerculus...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Bummer, Rivoli's doesn't have the same ring to it. #Resist

Christy Payne
Wheat Ridge

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:22:33 AM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>
> I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again.
> According to the AOU's latest updates.
>
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <
> <cob......> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came
>> into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
>> Steven Mlodinow
>> Longmont CO
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<03da3f02-8c6a-42dc-afc9-1961216dbf06...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 7:22 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
I hear Magnificent Hummingbird is now called Rivoli's Hummingbird again.
According to the AOU's latest updates.

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM, 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came
> into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
> Steven Mlodinow
> Longmont CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

--
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CA%<2BXeEuU97pbiBTOAisNMsk0iO-OoOmgeD_X--eu2gbV91TxWqw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 5:16 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Magnificent Hummingbird Gilpin
Golden Gate Park. Northernmost picnic area on Mountain Base Road. Came into Pygmy Owl toots and pishing Female type
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont CO

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<07569C0D-B275-42F3-ABB6-A4F5161C9566...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 7/25/17 3:20 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 July 2017 *
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 25, 2017

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

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Kiowa)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, *Las Animas, Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, *Las Animas,
Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (*Las Animas)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, *Las Animas, Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*El Paso)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (*Larimer)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (Alamosa, Eagle)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, *Las Animas, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, *Douglas, El Paso, Kiowa, Las
Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.
On July 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagenlocher reported m Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.
---On July 24 at Spruce Mountain Road fields, Monday Birders reported
Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On July 24 at Pikes Peak Summit, Clive Harris reported 5 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.
---On July 24 at Gateway Natural Area, Jonathan Layman reported Northern
Parula.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.
---On July 24 at Cottonwood Canyon CG, Paul Conover reported Mississippi
Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, 3 Summer Tanagers (1m, 1f,
1juv), and Bewick’s Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTfSTHzr5kV2OteRvavFU%<2B690aHckn0oSGQuJ6Xq9q-exQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/24/17 3:18 pm
From: <markchavez...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbirds Jeffco/Lakewood
It looks like this is going to be a good year with hummingbird activity along the Front Range. The last few days the activity has increased with males here in Lakewood/Green Mtn. Every day this week I had visits from all four male hummingbirds. Today, the first female Rufous joined the battle.

https://partytrain.smugmug.com/

Mark ChavezLakewood-Green Mtnhttp://jaeger29.smugmug.com/

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<434728040.15555855.1500934678399.JavaMail.zimbra...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/24/17 8:34 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-eyed Vireo, COS, El Paso Co, Monday
Hey COBirders,

I just had a Hatch-Year Red-eyed Vireo visit the aspens in my back yard in NW Colorado Springs.

This is a yard first for me, and last year when I banded one t CSR, the first week of August, the Bird Banding Lab said it was “unlikely for the date in Colorado”.
Maybe not so unlikely!

Steve Brown
Colo Spgs, Mountain Shadows

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<A24662DE-EB61-4BA0-B3E1-6C7EEBC5E094...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 7/24/17 7:48 am
From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...>
Subject: [cobirds] Willet [Weld]
Hi all

Crom Lake/Pierce had Willet (3), Baird's (6), Western (1), Spotted (1),
Least Sandpiper (4). Weld CR 59 had Ruddy Duck family (one chick), Loloff
Reservoir's Franklin's Gull (100s+) continue.

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

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<8b3e7037-07f1-475f-8bfb-a7cf557369e7...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/24/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 July 2017 *
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 24, 2017

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

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

Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Wood Duck (Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (Weld)
Bufflehead (*Larimer)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, *Weld)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *Kiowa)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (*Larimer)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, Kiowa)
Stilt Sandpiper (*El Paso))
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, Kiowa)
Solitary Sandpiper (*El Paso, *Jefferson, Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, *Pueblo)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso, Kiowa, Logan, Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (*Archuleta)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca,*Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, El Paso, Fremont)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lark Bunting (*Alamosa, *Eagle)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Weld)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Alamosa NWR, Courtenay Lou Harding reported Lark Buntings.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
---On July 23 at Navajo SP and Reservoir, Charles Martinez reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow. On July 23 at Rocky Mountain
NP, Wild Basin, Dean Shoup and Tim Smart reported 4 Black Swifts and
singing Pacific Wren; Candice Johnson reported f American Three-toed
Woodpecker just below Calypso Cascades and Pacific Wren.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe. On July 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., Alexander Brown reported
Black Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 23 at Gypsum near Eagle Airport, Tom McConnell reported family
of Lark Buntings; Vic Zerbi and Joann RIggle refound the Lark Buntings.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel. On July 23 at Ramah Reservoir SWA,
David Tonnessen reported Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpipers, Red-headed
Woodpecker and 14 Dickcissels.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Squirrel Creek Road Reservoir, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 23 at Pi Ute Park, Diana Beatty reported 2 Mississippi Kites.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 23 at Tucker Lake, Lorraine Lanning reported Cattle Egret and
Solitary Sandpiper.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW. On July 23 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Adam Veseley, Chris Gilbert,
and Renee Casias reported McCown’s Longspur and 2 BAIRD’S SPARROWS.
---On July 23 at Rigden Reservoir (Strauss Cabin Lake), David Wade reported
f Bufflehead.
---On July 23 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit, Nick Komar and Austin Hess
heard Upland Sandpiper.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.
---On July 23 at 19th and Court St in Pueblo, Van Truan reported 2
Mississippi Kites and Yellow-throated Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).
---On July 23 at CR 37 between CR 86 and CR 88, Gene Rutherford reported
Northern Bobwhite.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 29 will be to Bann Lakes SWA led by
Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646). Meet at the wildlife
area at 0700 for a half-day trip. Take I-76 east; at the Hudson exit (exit
31), go four miles east on CO 52. The main parking lot is on the left
(north) just past CR 53.
Will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There is
moderate o- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles. Scopes would be
helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop
in the afternoon. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 30 will be to South Platte Park led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmai.com; 303-665-9135). Meet at 0800 at
the south end of South Platte Park near C-470. From C-470 take Platte Cany
Rd/SouthPlatte Park exit. From Platte Canyon Rd at Depew St, turn
southeast onto the entrance road for South Platte Park. Continue past a
90-degree left tur and the first parking lot, and meet in the second
parking lot.
This is an eBird mobile training field trip. You will need a smart
phone and need to set up an account with eBird and download the app to your
phone. Register online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTcmGh8CNj-2zYyjxKvU7xg6pB-F875xE%<2BZcVw1sanh8ZQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/23/17 9:40 pm
From: Sandra Laursen <salaursen...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins, Larimer) on 24July2017
When it rains it pours :)
The double use of the same nest is interesting. I have been under the
impression that most hummer nests fall apart after use - the babies get big
and perky and they just bust out of the nest and leave it in shambles. I
remember learning from Steve & Deb Bouricius that the fledglings weigh more
than the mama by the time they fledge, as she is losing weight all the
while she is stuffing calories into them. Steve had observed double broods
(broad-tailed and black-chinned) in his orchard on the western slope and
had reason to suspect sometimes even a third brood. At the time, he was
working on a method for marking individuals with sharpie markers - the
birds would peck paint off but seemed to tolerate the markers. Perhaps
someone else in this community is more up-to-date on this work than I am.

thanks for sharing this, Dave
- Sandra Laursen



On Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 6:33:38 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> The barrier has been broken. I suppose we have all had a nemesis bird or
> biological event we wanted badly to see, should have seen by now, and
> finally we see it. Then we see it often after that. Part of that is the
> odds evening out, part of it is newfound search image, part of it is the
> object or event truly becoming more common than it was before. And then
> there's luck.
>
>
> Well, on July 7th I was shown proof that Broad-tailed Hummingbirds are
> double-brooding in Colorado at Grandview Cemetery (a female fed a fledged
> youngster and then moved over a few feet to a freshly-built nest with eggs
> (today she was dutifully on the nest which presumably still has eggs or
> very newly hatched young). A few days later (July 16th) I saw a different
> adult female sitting on an old nest that had already produced two young
> earlier this summer. That's apparently double-brooding, likely (but not
> necessarily) by the same individual female *in the same nest in the same
> summer*. Today I saw two more adult females engaged in activities
> suggestive of still more double-brooding ongoing at Grandview: (1) a female
> sitting on a previously undetected, pristine nest (interestingly anchored
> to a live bough under a live roof, which in my experience at Grandview is
> true for maybe only 1 in 15 nests (vs. *dead* branch under a live roof),
> and (2) a female collecting thistle seed for use as nest building
> material. See photos below, thistle seed gathering at left, live bough
> nest at right.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Other things of interest during today's visit from 7:15-11am:*
>
>
> *Blue Jay nest about half way up a very large Colorado Blue Spruce (the
> way the House Finches were acting, I suspect the parent jays were feeding
> finch eggs or young to their nearly-fledged offspring).
>
>
> *One adult Chipping Sparrow (this could either be a lingering parent from
> the one or two pairs that nested at Grandview or a newly wandered bird from
> the foothills. I should mention I saw one Chipping Sparrow on the western
> Pawnee Grasslands last Friday (July 21) that was definitely one of those
> post-breeding-staging-molt-migrant-get-Ted-excited-at-3AM birds, my first
> of the summer.
>
>
> *One Pine Siskin was among cones at the top of a tall spruce.
> Surprisingly, they did NOT nest at Grandview this summer.
>
>
> *Heard one singing House Wren, probably a parent from the documented
> apricot tree nest cavity. Will they try for another round of young?
>
>
> *Cliff Swallows are apparently fledging, as I saw far more than I have all
> summer in the Taft/Laporte Avenue intersection where they nested with Barn
> Swallows in the irrigation ditch tunnel under the road.
>
>
> *Was shown a House Sparrow nest that was cleaned from a nest box in a yard
> on Frey Avenue one block east of the cemetery. It was made almost entirely
> of rusty brown and white chicken feathers (from a nearby coop) stylishly
> accented with a Blue Jay feather. The landowner Nancy, who participates in
> the "Habitat Hero" program of National Audubon, will put out the nest
> somewhere conspicuous in case birds want to recycle the material.
>
>
> *Robins eating chokecherries, Fox Squirrels chowing down on green bur oak
> acorns, saw 1st underwing moth (*Catocala* sp.) of the summer, pelecinid
> wasp females flying about looking way more ominous than they are.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>
>
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<1fb1c858-8392-43ed-988f-f401a50b1db3...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/23/17 9:00 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gray Flycatchers, Juniper Titmouse and Black-throated Grey Warblers in Red Canyon Ok north of Canon City
I enjoyed watching both Gray Flycatchers, Juniper Titmouse and
Black-throated Grey Warblers on 2 visits to Red Canyon Park which is
located 8 miles north of Canon. Red Canyon Park is one of Canon City's 3
mountain parks. This park has nice Pinyon-juniper habitat with sections of
scrub oak in which these species nest. I got photos of a Gray Flycatcher
and a Black-throated Grey Warbler that in have uploaded to my Birds and
Nature blog ( BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com ).

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
Http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAAUvcko1TtqEPLLjjE%2B8n5vgG9iWbB%<3D1Opom4AvztpvOnR6jfw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/23/17 5:33 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins, Larimer) on 24July2017
The barrier has been broken. I suppose we have all had a nemesis bird or biological event we wanted badly to see, should have seen by now, and finally we see it. Then we see it often after that. Part of that is the odds evening out, part of it is newfound search image, part of it is the object or event truly becoming more common than it was before. And then there's luck.


Well, on July 7th I was shown proof that Broad-tailed Hummingbirds are double-brooding in Colorado at Grandview Cemetery (a female fed a fledged youngster and then moved over a few feet to a freshly-built nest with eggs (today she was dutifully on the nest which presumably still has eggs or very newly hatched young). A few days later (July 16th) I saw a different adult female sitting on an old nest that had already produced two young earlier this summer. That's apparently double-brooding, likely (but not necessarily) by the same individual female in the same nest in the same summer. Today I saw two more adult females engaged in activities suggestive of still more double-brooding ongoing at Grandview: (1) a female sitting on a previously undetected, pristine nest (interestingly anchored to a live bough under a live roof, which in my experience at Grandview is true for maybe only 1 in 15 nests (vs. dead branch under a live roof), and (2) a female collecting thistle seed for use as nest building material. See photos below, thistle seed gathering at left, live bough nest at right.


[cid:e5de957c-deb7-4f4e-865e-1f5d50d2e246] [cid:4f1031d5-2d7f-4cae-adb8-18fe6d7da6ba]



Other things of interest during today's visit from 7:15-11am:


*Blue Jay nest about half way up a very large Colorado Blue Spruce (the way the House Finches were acting, I suspect the parent jays were feeding finch eggs or young to their nearly-fledged offspring).


*One adult Chipping Sparrow (this could either be a lingering parent from the one or two pairs that nested at Grandview or a newly wandered bird from the foothills. I should mention I saw one Chipping Sparrow on the western Pawnee Grasslands last Friday (July 21) that was definitely one of those post-breeding-staging-molt-migrant-get-Ted-excited-at-3AM birds, my first of the summer.


*One Pine Siskin was among cones at the top of a tall spruce. Surprisingly, they did NOT nest at Grandview this summer.


*Heard one singing House Wren, probably a parent from the documented apricot tree nest cavity. Will they try for another round of young?


*Cliff Swallows are apparently fledging, as I saw far more than I have all summer in the Taft/Laporte Avenue intersection where they nested with Barn Swallows in the irrigation ditch tunnel under the road.


*Was shown a House Sparrow nest that was cleaned from a nest box in a yard on Frey Avenue one block east of the cemetery. It was made almost entirely of rusty brown and white chicken feathers (from a nearby coop) stylishly accented with a Blue Jay feather. The landowner Nancy, who participates in the "Habitat Hero" program of National Audubon, will put out the nest somewhere conspicuous in case birds want to recycle the material.


*Robins eating chokecherries, Fox Squirrels chowing down on green bur oak acorns, saw 1st underwing moth (Catocala sp.) of the summer, pelecinid wasp females flying about looking way more ominous than they are.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<SN1PR0601MB16158D714FAB1885DA8973AFC1BA0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/23/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 23, 2017

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

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

Trumpeter Swan (*Archuleta)
Wood Duck (*Kiowa)
Mallard (Mexican Intergrade) (*Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (*Cheyenne)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Kiowa)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Semipalmated Plover (Bent)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (Bent, *Kiowa)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bent, *Kiowa)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Logan)
Black Tern (El Paso, *Kiowa)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Arculeta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, *Logan, *Weld)
Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas, *Logan)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Bell’s Vireo (*Logan)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas, *Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca, *Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, *El Paso, Fremont)
Lucy’s Warbler (*Montezuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, *El Paso)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (*Kiowa)
Dickcissel (Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, *Kiowa, Las Animas)
Bobolink (Boulder)
Great-tailed Grackle (*Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (*Logan, *Weld)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Brandon Nooner reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Rocky Mountain NP, Wild Basin, Renee Casias reported 3
Black Swift, Pacific Wren, and Fox Sparrow.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.
---On July 22 at Boulder Creek at 75th St., David Blue reported Eastern
Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen reported 2
Dickcissels.
---On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.
---On July 22 on CR 2 N of CR M, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Lesser
Prairie-Chickens

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2
Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Dickcissel.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 22 on Birdsall Road, Scott Somershoe reported Curve-billed
Thrasher and 9 Canyon Towhee.
---On July 22 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Robb Hinds reported
Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens. On July 22 at Neenoshe Reservoir,
Steve Mlodinow reported Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting and 445 Great-tailed Grackles.
---On July 22 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper and 6 Dickcissel.
---On July 22 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported f Wood
Duck, 3 Black Terns, and Dickcissel.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 22 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Heather and Riley Morris reported 5
Northern Bobwhite, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 19 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Least Flycatcher, 2 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 22 NE of Collbran where 64.3 Rd enters first Aspen Grove, Nic
Korte reported 2 m Purple Martins.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 22 on Road G (37.3369, -108.8347), Steve Larson reported 2
Lucy’s Warblers and Bewick’s Wren.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.
On July 22 at Pueblo Mt Park, Van Truan reported Acorn Woodpecker.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.
---On July 22 at Behren’s Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Mallard
(Mexican intergrade).
---On July 22 at S Platte River near CR 61, Gene Rutherford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker and 3 Baltimore Orioles (1 f, 2 1st fall m).

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 23 will be to Morrison Nature Center at
Star K Ranch led by A>J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420).
Directions: Meet at 0800. Center is located south of I-70 on Smith Road
between Chambers. Address 16002 E. Smith Road. Bring snacks, water, and
binoculars; scopes are optional. Portable toilets on site. Register
online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTeVm%3Dqn-jAeamFVTYSPBYN4KG9Omv%2BL6%<3D6tFBpecAEg7Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 7/22/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 July 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Ruddy Duck (Cheyenne)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Gunnison)
Dusky Grouse (Gunnison, Summit)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Washington)
Sandhill Crane (Larimer)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Semipalmated Plover (*Bent, El Paso)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Long-billed Curlew (*Bent)
Stilt Sandpiper (El Paso)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (*Bent, Washington)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso, Logan, Washington)
Laughing Gull (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (Kiowa, Weld)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Common Loon (Ouray)
Mississippi Kite (Baca, Cheyenne, *El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Baca, Cheyenne, El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa,
Logan, Washington)
Acorn Woodpecker (Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Gunnison, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Cheyenne, Douglas)
Eastern Phoebe (Baca, *Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Washington)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Baca)
Gray Vireo (Conejos)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Fremont, Kiowa)
Purple Martin (Las Animas)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick’s Wren (Baca)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Baca, Fremont)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
Canyon Towhee (Baca)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Logan)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Alamosa, Jackson)
Lark Bunting (Jackson, Summit)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer, San Juan)
Summer Tanager (Baca, Montezuma)
Indigo Bunting (Logan)
Dickcissel (*Bent, *Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas,
Logan, Saguache)
Bobolink (*Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 16 at Blanca Wetlands, Jeff Guy reported 3 Snowy Plovers and
Leah Dood and Daniel Tronto reported 5 Snowy Plovers and Sagebrush Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 19 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported juv
Brewer’s Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon, Evan Carlson reported 6 Mississippi
Kites, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, 4
Cassin’s Kingbirds, 3 Bewick’s Wrens, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 4 Canyon
Towhee, Summer Tanager.
---On July 18 at Cottonwood Canyon (southern loop), Evan Carlson reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 3 Cassin’s Kingbirds, 4 Chihuahuan Ravesn,
Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 21 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Cole Wolf reported Semipalmated
Plover, 18 Long-billed Curlew,
8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Diickcissel.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 14 at Calpyso Cascades in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain NP, Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 2 Pacific Wrens.
---On July 19 at Brainard Lake, Matt Hofeditz and Boulder Bird Club
reported Fox Sparrow.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On July 14 on CR 128 near Poncha Springs, Christian Hagenlocher reported
2 singing male Dickcissels and David Orth-Moore reported one singing
Dickcissel. On July 15 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Brandon Percival
reported 6 Dickcissels. On July 17 on CR 128 in Poncha Springs, Van Remsen
reported 2 Dickcissels.
---On July 15 at Sand Lake SWA in Salida, Brandon Percival reported m
Barrow’s Goldeneye. On July 17 at Sands Lake SWA, Van Remsen reported
Barrow’s Goldeneye.

CHEYENNE COUNTY:
---On July 18 in Kit Carson (town), Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers.
---On July 18 in Cheyenne Wells, Steve Mlodinow reported Ruddy Ducky and
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 18 on CR 9 between CR DD and CR GG, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Least Flycathcers and 22 Dickcissels.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 16 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reorted by Bez
Bezuidenhout at Echo Lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 15 on Hwy 17 (37.0650,-106.2346) W of Antonito, Jan Allen
reported Gray Vireo.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Chatfield SP, Norm Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe fledgling
near Kingfisher Bridge.
---On July 18 at Chatfield SP Platte River Parking Area, David Suddjian and
DFO field trip reported 4 Eastern Phoebe at nest at restroom (1 ad, 3 good
size nestlings) and 2 Least Flycatchers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 14 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Mel Goff reported Solitary Sandpiper
and 3 Dickcissell on south shore. On July 15 at Ramah Reservoir SWA, Alan
Versaw reported 5 Semipalmated Plovers, Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker and 20 Dickcissels. On July 19 at Ramah
Reservoir SWA, Cheri Phillips reported Black Tern, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker
and 4 Dickcissel.
---On July 18 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 21 at Venetucci Farm, David Rudin reported a flyover Mississippi
Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Siloam Road, Evan Carlson reported 2 Chihuahuan Raven and
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 12 in Gunnison National Forest outside of Crested Butte, Tracy
Hixon reported 2 White-tailed Ptarmigan and Dusky Grouse.
---On July 15 and 16, Brandon Percival reported Gunnison Sage-Grouse in
areas S of town of Gunnison.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 14 at 18 Island Reservoir, Beth Wolff reported 3 Lark Buntings
in hill N of reservoir and 6 Sagebrush Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 11 at Stony Pass Road at Wigwam Creek, Phil Lyon reported 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers. On July 16 at Stoney Pass Road, Norm Lewis and
Jerry Lewis reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On July 13 at Waterton Canyon from Waterton Rd to overhead pipes, Norm
Lewis reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 17 at Deer Creek at W Buckhorn Rd, David Suddjian reported
Eastern Phoebe.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 15 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton reported
Laughing Gull and Caspian Tern in eastern body of water (Lower Queens
Lake).
---On July 17 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens.


LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 14 on Terry Lake Rd between E CR 72 and E CR 76, Brandon Nooner
reported 5 Sandhill Cranes feeding in an agricultural field.
---On July 20 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Derek Lecy reported hearing BAIRD’S
SPARROW.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 16 on CR 42 (37.2903, -104.8377), Kara Carragher reported 2
Purple Martins and Dickcissel.
---On July 20 on CR 42 west of Aguilar, Brandon Percival reported m Purple
Martin and 6 Dickcissels.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 11 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Jack Bushong reported 3 Northern
Bobwhite, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 12 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Indigo Bunting, 2 Nothern Cardinal, 8 Field Sparrows, 8
Dickcissels.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 at Carson Hole, Nic Korte reported 3 Grace’s Warblers (1m, 2f)
---On July 19 at Fruita Reservoir #1, Mike Henwood reported 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (ad m and fledging)
---On July 20 on Grand Mesa, David Price reported 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 17 at Pueblo Mt Park, Evan Carlson reported Acorn Woodpecker.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On July 11 on CR X between CR 50 and CR 52, John and Bayard Cobb
reported 17 Dickcissels. On July 15 on CR X near Saguache Creek, John W
Cobb reported 5 Dickcissels,

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 16 on Shrine Pass Road, Van Remsen reported 3 Dusky Grouse and
Lark Bunting.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 11 at Prewitt Reservoir, Jack Bushong reported Semipalmated
Sandpiper. On July 16 at Preweitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, 7 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Great Crested Flycatcher.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 11 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Caspian
Tern.
---On July 18 on CR 89 just N of Hwy 14, Noah Kuck reported Mountain Plover.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 22 will be to Staunton SP led by John
Breitsch (jbreitsch AT hotmail.com; 303-588-0552). Directions: Take US
285 south to Shaffers Crossing, about 5 miles west of Conifer. Turn north
on Elk Creek Road and follow signs 1.5 miles to park entrance. State Parks
pass or day pass required.
Will meet at 0730 at Mason Creek parking lot of Staunton SP. After the
entrance station, take an immediate right and go a short distance south.
Mason Creek Trail is a moderate level hike with some steep includes. Will
hike about 2-4 miles. Bring binoculars, water, hat sunscreen, bug
repellent, snacks, and sturdy hiking shoes. Register online or contact
leader.
Optional earlier hike at Reynolds Park 0500 meeting time. From Hwy 73
in Conifer, travel south on US 285 South for 0.3 miles, take slight right
onto Kennedy Gulch Rd for 01. Mi. take the first left toward
S. Foxton Rd. Turn left onto S Foxton Rd (Hwy 94) for 5.6 miles to
Reynolds park. There are steep, narrow trails. We will take a loop route
up to the top and back. This portion is strenuous.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 23 will be to Morrison Nature Center at
Star K Ranch led by A>J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420).
Directions: Meet at 0800. Center is located south of I-70 on Smith Road
between Chambers. Address 16002 E. Smith Road. Bring snacks, water, and
binoculars; scopes are optional. Portable toilets on site. Register
online or contact leader.

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

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<CAHtstTcCQmzezaNOpNYPcWSpz9R3bMYCYuXpnH5bg-wWm-1S6A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Join us on Facebook!