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7/21/18 1:06 pm <maureen.correll...> [cobirds] Confirmed breeding record of Baird's sparrows in Larimer County
7/21/18 12:16 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Timnath Reservoir Terns
7/20/18 9:52 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Two more poorwills in the world!
7/20/18 6:09 pm Suke C Lee <mclee72...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer County
7/20/18 12:20 pm Mary Cay <mcburger3...> [cobirds] South Platte DFO Sat Jul 21 will Go
7/20/18 9:13 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Baird's Sandpiper [Weld]
7/20/18 8:40 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird - Centennial (Arapahoe)
7/19/18 7:24 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: *** SPAM 10: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 19, 2018
7/19/18 1:32 pm Amber Carver <caramb22...> [cobirds] DFO South Platte 7/21 Trip - Canceled
7/19/18 10:19 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Bird of the Tundra
7/19/18 5:16 am JoAnn Hackos <joann...> [cobirds] Fwd: Acorn Woodpeckers, La Plata County
7/18/18 8:05 pm Kay Niyo <Kay...> [cobirds] Calliope HB, Barrow's Goldeneye brood at Echo Lake, Clear Creek Co.
7/18/18 9:04 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Strange-looking Bird [Weld]
7/18/18 5:04 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Curve-billed Thrasher CR 17, northeast of Siebert, Kit Carson Co 7/17
7/17/18 9:34 am Greg Pasquariello <greg...> [cobirds] Calliope in Littleton
7/17/18 9:15 am Kit Basom <kwbasom...> [cobirds] Virginia Rail, Black-crowned Night-Heron at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Boulder
7/17/18 7:17 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Surf Scoter at San Luis Lake
7/16/18 10:37 pm Gary & Sharon <gebsmn...> [cobirds] Subscribe
7/16/18 8:45 pm Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...> [cobirds] Large flock of Common Nighthawks, Lyons, Boulder County
7/16/18 5:34 pm modise <modise...> [cobirds] White-eyed ibis, Platte River at Broken Tee golf course, Arapahoe Cty
7/16/18 2:10 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Poorwill nest still active, new DFO trip to view this Friday evening 7/20
7/16/18 8:05 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Trip Results (and other): Breakfast and Birding on the "Other" Pawnee National
7/15/18 2:36 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Boulder County
7/15/18 1:37 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Costa's Humm. - Douglas
7/15/18 12:55 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] June 2018 Birds Woodland Park Area and Beyond
7/15/18 9:19 am Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] finally, hummers appearing; central Boulder Cnty
7/15/18 5:33 am Tom McConnell <immac6...> [cobirds] Common Galinule
7/15/18 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 July 2018
7/14/18 8:05 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird- Denver
7/14/18 11:15 am Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> [cobirds] rufous humingbird
7/14/18 3:11 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 July 2018
7/13/18 8:01 pm Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Calliopes in Custer County
7/13/18 6:50 pm 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
7/13/18 3:39 pm Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...> [cobirds] Winter Wren - Brainard Lake - Boulder County
7/13/18 11:59 am JoAnn Hackos <joann...> [cobirds] JoAnn Hackos sent Project Contract Proposal Document
7/13/18 10:25 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Dearth of Turkey Vulture sightings this summer.
7/13/18 10:22 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Calliope Hummingbirds, Colo Spgs, Thurs
7/13/18 9:56 am kickback <bill_kosar...> Re: [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
7/13/18 8:35 am Janet Justice-Waddingto <jjustwaddington...> Re: [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
7/13/18 8:29 am Ken & Christie Pals <mtnpals...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/13/18 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 July 2018
7/13/18 12:02 am Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> re: [cobirds] Speaking of New World Vultures...
7/12/18 9:03 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks
7/12/18 7:16 pm David Waltman <djwaltman...> [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
7/12/18 1:30 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks
7/12/18 12:15 pm Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...> [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks
7/12/18 7:39 am Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Re: Speaking of New World Vultures...
7/12/18 6:59 am Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] Speaking of New World Vultures...
7/12/18 6:50 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Common Shelduck
7/12/18 6:47 am 'Michael King' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule (Larimer)
7/12/18 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 July 2018
7/11/18 4:51 pm Peter Gent <gent...> [cobirds] Common Shelduck
7/11/18 2:28 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Common Shelducks
7/11/18 9:04 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Gallinule (Larimer) was there when I arrived at 6:45.
7/11/18 5:54 am Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...> [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
7/11/18 5:42 am Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
7/11/18 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 July 2018
7/10/18 7:28 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Re: FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
7/10/18 1:06 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Willet at Chatfield on Douglas side Platte river delta
7/10/18 12:48 pm COBirds <redbear44...> [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/10/18 11:37 am Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...> [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
7/10/18 10:59 am gladtobehere <garykoehn...> [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/10/18 10:11 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/10/18 8:50 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler still at Mineral Palace Park 7/10
7/10/18 7:28 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/10/18 6:39 am Norman Erthal <normerthal...> [cobirds] AOS Species changes
7/10/18 6:32 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Golden - Jeffco
7/10/18 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 July 2018
7/9/18 10:25 pm Leif Saul <leif999...> [cobirds] Re: Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/9/18 8:34 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
7/9/18 3:13 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/9/18 3:03 pm <jrealy...> [cobirds] FOS calliope hummingbird
7/9/18 2:03 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/9/18 1:46 pm linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/9/18 12:06 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
7/9/18 10:10 am Suke C Lee <mclee72...> [cobirds] Manitou Lake, Teller
7/9/18 9:52 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
7/9/18 9:28 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> Re: [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
7/9/18 9:25 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
7/9/18 8:45 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Nunn Guy Field Trip: Breakfast and Birding on the "Other" Pawnee National Grassland
7/9/18 8:24 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] More Burrowing Owl Counting [Weld]
7/9/18 7:22 am David Waltman <djwaltman...> [cobirds] Boulder Rufous Hummingbird
7/9/18 6:16 am Gary Faust - Lisa Edwards <lagh2...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/9/18 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 July 2018
7/8/18 9:02 pm Steven Rash <srashchiro...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer
7/8/18 6:03 pm macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
7/8/18 3:57 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer
7/8/18 12:56 pm Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...> [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
7/8/18 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 July 2018
7/7/18 3:51 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Common gallinule (Larimer County)
7/7/18 2:20 pm <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Dickcissels A Plenty
7/7/18 12:38 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/7/18 12:25 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Ken Caryl Ranch - Evening Grosbeaks, and nesting Common Poorwill 7/7
7/7/18 11:40 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/7/18 11:05 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/7/18 11:04 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/7/18 10:56 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
7/7/18 10:36 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Gallinule
7/7/18 7:13 am Carrie Olson <caolson12...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/7/18 6:38 am Steve Stachowiak <smka2...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule - Running Deer
7/7/18 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 July 2018
7/6/18 8:46 pm Jay Breidt <jbreidt...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/6/18 7:06 pm Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Notes from NW Custer County
7/6/18 5:57 pm Steven Rash <srashchiro...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/6/18 5:34 pm Rachel Hopper <r-hopper...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/6/18 5:18 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/6/18 4:45 pm Steven Rash <srashchiro...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule
7/6/18 4:32 pm Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> Re: [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird, Larimer County
7/6/18 2:48 pm Peter Gent <gent...> [cobirds] Caspian Tern and Dickcissel, Boulder Co.
7/6/18 10:56 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Red Crossbill in Pueblo West, Pueblo Co. 7/6
7/6/18 9:36 am Mindy Hetrick <prairiepal7...> [cobirds] Re: Canyon towhee, Larimer Co
7/6/18 9:06 am Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County: Yellow-billed Cuckoo returns!
7/6/18 8:36 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] New DFO field trip to Ken Caryl Ranch July 12
7/6/18 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 July 2018
7/5/18 10:01 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Common Poorwill nest at Ken Caryl Ranch July 3-5
7/5/18 4:16 pm Carol Sullivan <flam.owl...> [cobirds] Bushtits in Larimer County
7/5/18 6:36 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Runnibg Deer, Larimer
7/5/18 5:38 am Aiden Moser <aidenmoser10...> [cobirds] Black Phoebe, Teller County
7/5/18 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 July 2018
7/4/18 12:39 pm Sandra Laursen <salaursen...> [cobirds] Re: Mt Evans 7-2 (Clear Creek County)
7/4/18 8:21 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
7/4/18 5:24 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
7/4/18 3:04 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 July 2018
7/3/18 9:06 pm <irrivas15...> [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird, Larimer County
7/3/18 7:17 pm Aaron D. <manitoumauler...> [cobirds] Re: El Paso County: Baird's Sandpiper
7/3/18 5:40 pm Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
7/3/18 4:02 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Mt Evans 7-2
7/3/18 3:41 pm Aaron Driscoll <manitoumauler...> [cobirds] El Paso County: Pectoral Sandpiper
7/3/18 7:45 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] No Gallinule But ... [Larimer]
7/3/18 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 July 2018
7/2/18 7:17 pm Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [cobirds] RFI: El Paso Co. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher dates (late 90s)
7/2/18 3:27 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
7/2/18 3:23 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
7/2/18 2:14 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
7/2/18 9:36 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
7/2/18 8:44 am David Wade <davespeedbump...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
7/2/18 3:09 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 July 2018
7/1/18 3:23 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Call for Papers, Western Field Ornithologists conference
7/1/18 11:32 am Rachel Hopper <r-hopper...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
7/1/18 11:21 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
7/1/18 7:23 am robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
7/1/18 3:04 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 July 2018
6/30/18 8:06 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Boxelder Creek CR 15 (Larimer)
6/30/18 5:07 pm coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] High counts of birds in eBird
6/30/18 10:57 am 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Canyon towhee, Larimer Co
6/30/18 9:27 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Boxelder Creek CR 15 (Larimer)
6/30/18 7:24 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2018
6/30/18 3:00 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 June 2018
6/29/18 7:19 am Leif Saul <leif999...> [cobirds] Re: Dr. Alex Cruz
6/29/18 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 June 2018
6/28/18 9:28 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery of late (Fort Collins, Larimer)
6/28/18 6:18 am Elena Holly Klaver <elena...> [cobirds] Northern Three Toed Woodpecker on best, Boulder County
6/28/18 3:11 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 June 2018
6/27/18 2:41 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Burrowing Owl Photos [Weld]
6/27/18 11:36 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Re: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
6/27/18 9:12 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
6/27/18 7:52 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
6/27/18 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 June 2018
6/26/18 9:58 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
6/26/18 9:05 am 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
6/26/18 8:06 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
6/26/18 6:29 am Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...> [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
6/26/18 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 June 2018
6/25/18 7:09 pm 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
6/25/18 6:46 pm Norman Erthal <normerthal...> [cobirds] Birding South Africa
6/25/18 7:34 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Bird Heading South or Just Hanging Out? [Weld]
6/25/18 6:15 am Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...> Re: [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
6/25/18 6:11 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> Re: [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
6/25/18 5:09 am Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...> [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
6/25/18 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2018
6/24/18 4:41 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Golden Ponds Green Heron
6/24/18 12:40 pm COBirds <redbear44...> [cobirds] Purple Martins Routt County.
6/24/18 10:50 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [cobirds] Robin and Black-headed Grosbeak songs
6/24/18 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2018
6/23/18 9:52 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed loon: Jeffco to Barrow
6/23/18 3:30 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Robin and Black-headed Grosbeak songs
6/23/18 2:28 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Pacific Wren (Larimer)
6/23/18 1:51 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Am Three-toed Woodpecker RMNP, Larimer Co
6/23/18 10:27 am <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Pikes Stockade Closed
6/23/18 6:58 am Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
6/23/18 6:23 am Matt Hofeditz <matth...> Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
6/23/18 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2018
6/22/18 6:24 pm 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Hooded Merganser, Arapahoe County
6/22/18 1:50 pm David Ely <mountainplover...> Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
6/22/18 12:51 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] New DFO field trip to SE Colorado added to July schedule
6/22/18 11:22 am Mark Amershek <mamershek...> [cobirds] Goodbye, Gray Jay. Hello, Canada Jay!
6/22/18 7:23 am Chris Selvig <mrselvig...> [cobirds] Pueblo County 6/21
6/22/18 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2018
6/21/18 4:46 pm Michael Lester <mlester126...> Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
6/21/18 4:30 pm 'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Do not open anything from me (Loch)I have been hacked. Sorry.
6/21/18 11:33 am 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
6/21/18 10:56 am David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Peculiar Scaup Pairing
6/21/18 8:20 am Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
6/21/18 8:02 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] New Burrowing Owl Location [Weld]
6/21/18 3:04 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 June 2018
 
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Date: 7/21/18 1:06 pm
From: <maureen.correll...>
Subject: [cobirds] Confirmed breeding record of Baird's sparrows in Larimer County


Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has confirmed that Baird's sparrows are
actively breeding in Colorado. After several weeks of intensive nest
searching and observation, this week Andy Bankert, a field ornithologist at
Bird Conservancy, observed an adult Baird’s sparrow carrying food to at
least three fledglings in an off-limits area of Soapstone Prairie Natural
Area. The fledglings are still fairly young and currently occupy a pasture
which has several males singing.



Birders looking to see or hear Baird's sparrows can try for them at the
publicly-accessible Jack Springs area. This area is accessed by parking at
the south parking lot at Soapstone, walking along the southern portion of
the Pronghorn Trail, then going south once reaching the Plover Trail to
where the trail passes through a gate near an area of taller grass. Bird
Conservancy of the Rockies banded four birds in this area this spring; the
banded birds have since moved on, however there are now two unbanded birds
singing in this area. Grasslands birds such as the Baird’s sparrow are
known to be nomadic even within the breeding season.


Please note that Soapstone Prairie Natural Area has an on-trail-only policy.



Feel free to direct any questions you may have about this confirmed
sighting to the grassland bird monitoring program at Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies (Mo Correll, <maureen.correll...>).


Mo Correll

Fort Collins, CO

<maureen.correll...>



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Date: 7/21/18 12:16 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Timnath Reservoir Terns
This morning at Timnath Reservoir, there were three Caspian Terns on the
sand spit and four smaller Forster-type terns on a grassy spit towards the
north end. The usual suspects of Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls (mostly
Ring-billed with a couple of California mixed in), Western-type Grebes,
Pied-billed Grebes, several species of ducks, and a few white-cheeked Geese
were also there but I didn't spend too much time looking through them. The
numbers of Killdeer have increased with several dozen on the north shore
along with a few Baird's Sandpipers and about 10 Spotted Sandpipers.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/20/18 9:52 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Two more poorwills in the world!
The *Common Poorwill* nest at Ken Caryl Valley (no public access) in JeffCo
has successfully hatched two chicks, and we observed them on our DFO field
trip this evening 7/20. I've pasted two photos below and this checklist has
some more: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47323248

My most recent visit to the nest -- found 7/3 with adult incubating two
eggs -- was the evening of July 18, Wednesday. That evening an adult was
sitting tight on the nest scrape until too dark to see, and the mate was
close nearby. I suspect that the eggs may have hatched that day and she was
brooding the new chicks. Tonight the nest scrape was empty. Upon
investigation the two baby poorwills (let me say that again... baby
poorwills... doesn't that just sound so sweet?)... the two* baby poorwills*
were in a different scrape about 4 feet away from the nest scrape. I had
read that the adults may move the young a meter or so from the nest scrape.
In this case the move was to an even more exposed position, but still very
hidden in its way.

Unfortunately, the new location may not be visible without close approach,
so this may limit future group visits, but I will see if I can find a new
view point maybe. Maybe they will be moved again, or become more visible
(ha, ha!) as they grow older and larger. Folks have really enjoyed visiting
Ken Caryl Ranch. The open space areas are all private, but I hope to offer
more DFO trips here, so watch for those opportunities.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO



​Two baby poorwills in the new scrape. About 2 inches long


​They already have dark feathers coming in on the wings and upperparts.

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Date: 7/20/18 6:09 pm
From: Suke C Lee <mclee72...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer County
I saw the Common Gallinule yesterday at 7:18 am at the Running Deer Marsh.
I was looking at a Virginia Rail preening on the small cattail island in the open water in the south east part of the marsh when it appeared in my field of view. It walked near the water but in the cattails. It went from west to east and I had a pretty good look where the cattails were more thinly spread out.
Marie Cecile Lee (Cici)
Elbert, CO

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Date: 7/20/18 12:20 pm
From: Mary Cay <mcburger3...>
Subject: [cobirds] South Platte DFO Sat Jul 21 will Go
Denver Field Ornithologists will go ahead with the Sat July 21 field trip which was previously canceled. It may still show as canceled on the web site, but we will meet at 6:30am at the parking lot adjoining South Platte Reservoir. See details on https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/Registration.aspx?TripID=7386
Mary Cay Burger
10826 E Maplewood Pl
Englewood, Co 80111

720.940.8394
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Date: 7/20/18 9:13 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Baird's Sandpiper [Weld]
Hi all

Crom Lake this morning:

- Baird's Sandpiper - 8
- Least Sandpiper - 1
- Wilson's Phalarope - 2
- Blue Grosbeak - 1
- Franklin's Gull - 1

First 20 photos:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Crom-Lake-05-26-2017/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 7/20/18 8:40 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird - Centennial (Arapahoe)
This morning (7/20), I enjoyed a brief visit from an adult male Rufous
Hummingbird to my Centennial (Arapahoe) yard. Since moving into my home
here in 2016, I've had annual visits from adult male Rufouses. But none
seem to stay more than 20 seconds. Oh well.

Also of note: on the 18th, I had a single Common Nighthawk over Chapel Hill
Memorial Gardens, also in Centennial.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 7/19/18 7:24 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: *** SPAM 10: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 19, 2018
In the 1980s and 1990s I saw on several occasions a peregrine falcon from an upper floor of a building at 16th and Stout...seven blocks away from the one(s) in this report, or 5 blocks as the peregrine flies.

Karl Stecher
Aurora




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From: "Joe Roller" <jroller9...>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:08 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: *** SPAM 10: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 19, 2018
Date: July 19, 2018
Compiler: Joe Roller
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 19 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Note that the RBA is using the new AOU checklist, and the order of families has changed.

Rare and out of range species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Surf Scoter (Alamosa)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
Black-necked Stilt (Delta, Park)
Willet (*Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
White-faced Ibis (Summit)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
Peregrine Falcon (*Denver)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Logan)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Jefferson)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder, Larimer)
Winter Wren (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*Kit Carson)
Cassin's Sparrow (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Larimer)
Black-throated Sparrow (Larimer)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Ovenbird (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace's Warbler (Pueblo)
Indigo Bunting (Montrose)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 17 at San Luis Lake, Lisa Rawinski reported Surf Scoter.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Falls; seen on July 17.
---On July 13 at Long Lake and Lake Isabelle Trail, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported singing Winter Wren on Jean Lunning Trail of Long Lake; seen again the next day.
---On July 13 on Torreys Peak OS Path, Bryan O'Leary reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 15 at Gunbarrel Hill, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian's).
---On July 17 at Gregory Canyon, Matthew Strimas-Mackey reported Ovenbird.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On July 17 the Tuesday Birders reported a Willet at Echo Lake - Mt. Evans.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 16 at Fruitgrower's Reservoir North Road Causeway, Ethan Linck reported 2 Black-necked Stilt, unusual here in July.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 17 at 1225 17th St. Megan Miller reported a Peregrine Falcon on window ledge of brown building across from Xcel, where she found a pair that successfully nested this summer.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 14 on Cherry Creek Trail south from Walker Road, Hugh Kingery reported 2 fledgling Eastern Phoebe.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Apex Park, Cynthia Lahr reported Pinyon Jay.
---On July 16 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Kev in De Boer reported fledgling Eastern Phoebe, an unusual breeder here.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--On July 17 Suddjian reported that the DFO group found a Curve-Billed Thrasher northeast of Siebert on the west side of CR 17 at the only ranch yard between CR W and Hwy 24.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer & Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp reported COMMON GALLINULE. Since then glimpses of this rarity have been had almost daily, through July 15. A ladder will enable views that might last for only 3 seconds to extend up to 6 seconds or even longer. Best results have been in early AM.
---On July 12 on West Creek, Jay Breidt reported Pacific Wren. Seen through July 17.
---On July 12 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported Black-throated Sparrow. Seen through the 16th.
---On July 17 at Soapstone Prairie NA Andy Bankert reported 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Tamarack Ranch SWA 385 Rd, Ben Samson reported EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE area 9.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter, Brenda Wright, Bill Harris, and Jon Horn reported Indigo Bunting, seen again on July 17.
---On July 15 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Sandhill Crane.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 14 at Higbee Valley Road (CR 804), Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 16 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Monday Birders reported 4 Grace's Warblers. On July 17 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Terrence Berger reported 2 Grace's Warblers.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir Phil Lyon and M Wait reported White-faced Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Sandstone Ranch, Car Starace reported Little Blue Heron seen in the creek from new bridge.

DFO Field Trips - See DFO website for more information:

South Platte River Reservoir and River Trail
Saturday, July 21
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Amber Carver (caramb22 AT gmail.com; 310-483-5721)

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt
Sunday, July 22
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kevin Corwin (KevyGudGuy AT aol.com; 7320-482-8454)

Good Birding,
Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 7/19/18 1:32 pm
From: Amber Carver <caramb22...>
Subject: [cobirds] DFO South Platte 7/21 Trip - Canceled
Hello All,

Just doing my due diligence to report that the DFO trip to South Platte
Park that was supposed to go out this Saturday has been canceled due to low
attendance (n=1). I'll see about scheduling a similar trip in the fall
when there are more birds and it's not so hot.

Stay cool.
Amber

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Date: 7/19/18 10:19 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird of the Tundra
My friend Dr Gary and I bushwhacked to the summit of 13,100 Montezuma Peak
(Conejos County) yesterday. There were blue skies, lots of wildflowers and
still a few drifts of snow. Birding was excellent for those species you
just don't see regularly. Brown-capped Rosy-finches, Olive-sided
Flycatcher, American Pipit, Prairie Falcon, Dipper, and feathers of
White-tailed Ptarmigan were a delight to find. Pretty rigorous climb
through the dead trees but you can also reach this peak by trail system
from Elwood Pass.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 7/19/18 5:16 am
From: JoAnn Hackos <joann...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Acorn Woodpeckers, La Plata County



From: <joann...><mailto:<joann...>
Date: July 19, 2018 at 6:10:49 AM MDT
To: Cobirds <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>>
Subject: Acorn Woodpeckers, La Plata County

Saw four Acorn Woodpeckers at the site described in Hugh Kingery's Colorado Birding guide. Follow the directions given there south of Hwy 160, west of Durango. One large dead tree is riddled with acorn holes. Woodpeckers landing on the tree.
JoAnn and Bill Hackos

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Evergreen CO
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Date: 7/18/18 8:05 pm
From: Kay Niyo <Kay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Calliope HB, Barrow's Goldeneye brood at Echo Lake, Clear Creek Co.
Ann Johnson, Iowa web developer of the CFO, DFO, and Evergreen Audubon's
Bear Creek Atlas Project websites, and I traveled up to Evergreen, Echo
Lake, and Summit Lake yesterday. Highlights included the Barrow's Goldeneye
hen with her 10 very small ducklings at Echo Lake. I think this might be
the 5th year she has nested there. Please correct this if needed. Brad
Andres said he saw the male there earlier this year.



We saw American Pipits and lots of tourists at Summit L. We also watched
lots of hummingbird activity at the many feeders at every window during
lunch at Echo Lake Lodge. They included a Calliope HB male, a couple
Rufous, several Black-chinned, and many Broad-tailed Hummingbirds.



Then a visit to Evergreen Nature Center with Brad Andres. He and Ann were
meeting in person for the first time after hundreds of hours on the phone
during the http://www.bcwbba.org/ website development!



A great visit! Good birding,



Kay



Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.B

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

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



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Date: 7/18/18 9:04 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Strange-looking Bird [Weld]
Hi all

In Pierce found this fella this morning--not sure what he might be?
Domesticated, hybrid? Looks like white goose but has duck-ish tail--to me.
Have not seen this particular bird until now.

- http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Weld-CR-84-Marsh/
(First three photos)

Other birds of interest this morning ...

- Blue Grosbeak (4, family) - Crom Lake
- Blue Grosbeak (1) - in Nunn yard
- Blue Grosbeak (2) - Wellington SWA Ponds (Larimer CR 64)
- Spotted Sandpiper (5), Least Sandpiper (1) Crom Lake

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 7/18/18 5:04 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Curve-billed Thrasher CR 17, northeast of Siebert, Kit Carson Co 7/17
A highlight for DFO's eastern prairie trip on 7/17 was a *Curve-billed
Thrasher* at a ranch yard northeast of Siebert in Kit Carson County. It was
along CR 17 at the only ranch yard between CR W and Hwy 24, on the west
side of CR 17. We obtained photos.

eBird shows only 3 prior records for Kit Carson County (perhaps there are
others not in eBird): 11/1/16, 4/6/17, 4/11/17. There are even fewer shown
for adjacent counties of Lincoln and Cheyenne, all from April and early
May, except one from 7/6 in Cheyenne Co.

In the same region, there were at least 16 *Burrowing Owls* (many juv) in a
large prairie dog colony at CR 13 just north of CR V, west of Siebert.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO.

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Date: 7/17/18 9:34 am
From: Greg Pasquariello <greg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Calliope in Littleton
Recently moved into my new house in Sterling Ranch and just had my first male Calliope Hummingbird visiting my Calibracho (mini petunias).

Regards
-Greg Pasquariello
Littleton (Sterling Ranch) CO

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Date: 7/17/18 9:15 am
From: Kit Basom <kwbasom...>
Subject: [cobirds] Virginia Rail, Black-crowned Night-Heron at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Boulder
A little before 7 a.m., saw one black-crowned night-heron at Cottonwood
Marsh (Walden Ponds). Still there when I came back at 8:45.

Meanwhile, in the interior of Sawhill Ponds, heard a loud call from the
cattails less than 3 meters away. As I stood, a Virginia rail walked into
full view, called a few more times and then started eating. I watched it
probing the mud near my feet for ~5 min, until it stepped back into the
cover of cattails. The best, closest, and most prolonged view I've ever had.

--Kit

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Date: 7/17/18 7:17 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Surf Scoter at San Luis Lake
My wife Lisa reports a Surf Scoter at San Luis Lake (Alamosa Cty). This is
a first ever summer record for the species in the San Luis valley! No one
has since reported the Common Shelducks at Blanca Wetlands which are now
open. Dickcissels are still present on Swede lane, 2 miles north of Monte
Vista on 285 then left.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 7/16/18 10:37 pm
From: Gary & Sharon <gebsmn...>
Subject: [cobirds] Subscribe


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Date: 7/16/18 8:45 pm
From: Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...>
Subject: [cobirds] Large flock of Common Nighthawks, Lyons, Boulder County
At 735p this evening I heard nighthawks from our yard. A flock of about 45
was circling n a late thermal. After slowly climbing and drifting, the
entire flock departed, not in anything even vaguely resembling a formation,
towards the west-northwest until I lost sight of them.

Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons, Boulder County

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Date: 7/16/18 5:34 pm
From: modise <modise...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-eyed ibis, Platte River at Broken Tee golf course, Arapahoe Cty
At about 5 p.m. today, I saw a white-eyed ibis foraging on the west side of the Platte River, about 1/2 mile north of Oxford. If you are familiar with the area, there is a dead tree in the river on the west side where great blue herons often perch. It was just downriver of that at 5 and again at 5:30.

Bryan Arnold
Jefferson County

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Date: 7/16/18 2:10 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Poorwill nest still active, new DFO trip to view this Friday evening 7/20
The *Common Poorwill *nest found at Ken Caryl Ranch in Jefferson Co on 7/3
was still active today 7/16 with an adult (apparently) continuing to
incubate. The incubating bird has been in the exact same position every
time I have viewed since July 3. We know it is alive because very
occasionally it will widen the crack of its eye a bit before closing it
again ;-). Incubation period is 20-21 days, eggs in nest for an unknown
period when I found the nest on July 3...due to hatch soon.

I've pasted a photo below of the bird on the nest on 7/14.

DFO is offering another evening field trip to view the nest and take
advantage of this rare opportunity. We will also seek Calliope Hummer at
local feeders, and try for calling and foraging poorwills after viewing the
nest. Register here:

https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO




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Date: 7/16/18 8:05 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trip Results (and other): Breakfast and Birding on the "Other" Pawnee National
Hi all

Beautiful morning on Pawnee NG, gorgeous sunrise on way out to Pawnee
Station Cafe in New Raymer. Excellent hospitality there. We did the
Stoneham-area bounded by Hwy 71 (W) x Hwy 14 (S) x Weld County border (E) x
Weld CR 124 (N) from 0730-just before noon (and the heat).

Photos (first 38): http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/home/

Total of 36 species seen.

Highlights:

- Burrowing Owl - 50+
- Turkey Vulture - 3
- Dickcissel 4
- Blue Grosbeak - 5
- Greater (2) and Lesser (1) Yellowlegs
- American Avocet - 27
- Wilson's Phalarope - 10
- Golden Eagle
- Ferruginous Hawk
- Common Nighthawk - 12+
- Great Horned Owl
- Loggerhead Shrike
- Bullock's Oriole - 2
- Northern Mockingbird

Rest: Mourning Dove, Eurasian-collared Dove, SWainson's Hawk, Red-tailed
Hawk, American Kestrel, Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark
Western Kingbird,European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle,
House Sparrow, American Robin, Killdeer, Barn Swallow, Grasshopper Sparrow,
Mallard, Lark Bunting, Eastern Kingbird, and Northern Harrier.

Other solo birding:

- Virginia Rail - 6 [Beebe Draw out in the open on Weld CR 42on south
mud flat]
- Wilson's Snipe - 6 [(4) Beebe Draw out in the open on Weld CR 42on
south mud flat; (2) Weld CR 48]
- Greater (8) and Lesser Yellowlegs (3) [Beebe Draw out in the open on
Weld CR 42on south mud flat]
- Least Sandpiper - 2 [Crom Lake]

Thanks to all who came out for the trip!
Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.club/


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Date: 7/15/18 2:36 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Boulder County
Bryan O'Leary just called to say he and his wife saw a male Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher at 8 PM last night on some neighborhood open space in Superior.
The exact location was 39.916889, -105.156263. The spot can be accessed off
Torreys Peak Road in Superior, via a trail that leads off the sidewalk
between houses, just south of Maroon Peak Road. The bird was right up at
the spot where there is a bench and a couple of trees, near the water
treatment installation. This is not very far from the road at all.

I am out of town so I can't go check to see if the bird is still there, but
I hope others can find it!

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 7/15/18 1:37 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Costa's Humm. - Douglas

Early this week a homeowner in the Meadows Subdivision of Castle Rock saw and photographed a Costa's Hummingbird. He and his daughter saw it in early morning and late afternoon for two days. By the time Urling & I got over there, we saw no sign of the critter. (We didn't post because it's a private site -- invitation only I'm afraid.



They haven't seen it for 3 days or so, but maybe it's moved north into Castle Pines. The site lies on the northern edge of the Meadows, and the bird could have gone on to somewhere more accessible to the public.



We regret that we couldn't see it, and regret more that Cobirders couldn't access the site.


Hugh Kingery

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Date: 7/15/18 12:55 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] June 2018 Birds Woodland Park Area and Beyond
June 2018 Birds, Woodland Park area and Beyond


American White Pelican- Washington Park in Denver on 6-24

Bald Eagle- 1 ad. at Crystal Reservoir on Pikes Peak Hwy. on 6-12

Black-crowned Night-Heron- along Highline Canal in Englewood on 6-29

Swainson’s Hawk- Near Holly and Belleview in Denver on 6-6

Sharp-shinned Hawk- Near Arapahoe and Holly in Denver on 6-17

White-tailed Ptarmigan- Scat and feathers on Mount Guyot Trail near
Breckenridge on 6-2

Belted Kingfisher- along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7
2 along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

Mourning Dove- 6-27,

Broad-tailed Hummingbird- Castle Rock on 6-23, 2 near Parents House in
Englewood on 6-29, 3 along Highline Canal in Englewood on 6-29, courtship
displays

Red-naped Sapsucker- Dome Rock SWA S of Divide on 6-7, Green Mountain Falls
on 6-21

Williamson’s Sapsucker- M at bath on 6-13

Say’s Phoebe- Near Arapahoe and Holly in Denver on 6-17

Cordilleran Flycatcher-
singing along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

Dusky Flycatcher- FOS calling, singing on 6-6, new species for yard area

Olive-sided Flycatcher-FOS, 1, singing, Dome Rock SWA S of Divide on 6-7
1 singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Western Wood-Pewee- singing along irrigation canal behind Walmart in
Woodland Park on 6-9, singing in yard on 6-25, 6-26, 6-27

Violet-green Swallow- Green Mountain Falls on 6-9

Tree Swallow- Green Mountain Falls on 6-9

Warbling Vireo- singing, Dome Rock SWA S of Divide on 6-7, singing along
irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

Blue Jay- Green Mountain Falls on 6-10, yard on 6-20

Gray Jay- Glen Cove area, 6-12,

Clark’s Nutcracker- at birdbath on 6-3, 6-7, 6-8, 6-10, 6-22, 6-20, 6-13,
6-12, Glen Cove area, 6-12,

Ruby-crowned Kinglet- singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Bushtit- Parent’s house in Englewood on 6-17, 6-29, along Highline Canal in
Englewood on 6-29

Townsend’s Solitaire- at bath on 6-22

Hermit Thrush- singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Gray Catbird- FOS, singing, calling along Platte River near Lake George on
6-7

House Wren- along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

American Dipper- along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7

Red-breasted Nuthatch- calling on Lovell/White Gulch Trail on 6-3, Parent’s
House in Englewood on 6-6, 6-17, 6-23

Brown Creeper- 6-21

American Pipit- Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Western Tanager- singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2,
along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9, reprt of
about 12 in Woodland Park yard area during migration in May

Wilson’s Warbler- FOS singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Yellow Warbler- singing along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7,
Washington Park in Denver on 6-24

MacGillivray’s Warbler- singing at Dome Rock SWA S of Divide on 6-7

Common Yellowthroat- FOS singing along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7

Black-headed Grosbeak- singing along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7,
early month dail, then 1 F on 6-27

Spotted Towhee- Parent’s house in Englewood, 6-17, 6-23, 6-29, singing,
along Highline Canal in Englewood on 6-29, singing

Chipping Sparrow- singing at parent’s house in Englewood on 6-6, 6-17,
along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9, 6-23

Vesper Sparrow- singing near Wilkerson Pass, Park County on 6-2, singing
along irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

White-crowned Sparrow- singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Lincoln’s Sparrow- singing on Mount Guyot Trail near Breckenridge on 6-2

Brewer’s Blackbird- along Platte River near Lake George on 6-7, along
irrigation canal behind Walmart in Woodland Park on 6-9

Evening Grosbeak- A few around first half of June
Green Mountain Falls on 6-9, 6-21

Pine Siskin- 1 or 2 around all month

American Goldfinch- Parents House in Englewood on 6-29

Lesser Goldfinch- Calling in Green Mountain Falls on 6-9, 6-21, Parents
House in Englewood on 6-29

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch-

Red Crossbill- 1M on 6-1

House Sparrow- 1M on 6-3



Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller Cty., 8500 feet

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Date: 7/15/18 9:19 am
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...>
Subject: [cobirds] finally, hummers appearing; central Boulder Cnty
For a week we've had returning Broad-tailed hummers; two days ago a Black-chinned (and another or the same one the following day), and yesterday a Rufous. Today, possibly, a Calliope but I haven't had a really good look. They don't hang around long-- one has to be alert to spot them.

Orioles are escorting young birds to the feeders, and still feeding some of them caterpillars. One Hs Wren is probably beginning its 3rd brood (for Pete's sake).

Our Say's Phoebes have given up and decided to forget breeding this year. Their nest was raided twice; they switched to another location and it got raided again. I don't blame them... Little One-leg has posed for a photo, though not a good one. Email me if you'd like to see her.

Blue Grosbeaks still singing, as always at "summer's end," and there are oodles of E. and W. Kingbirds all up and down Ouray Rd.

But our yard is gradually going silent. :-(

Linda


Linda Andes-Georges
Boulder County (W of Lagerman, N of Haystack, E of Table Mtn)
[Jean-Pierre says: W of Paris, S of Quebec, E of Tahiti]
8417 Stirrup Ln
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Tel. 720 668 5214




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Date: 7/15/18 5:33 am
From: Tom McConnell <immac6...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Galinule
Seen at 0630 with Mike Resch.

Tom McConnell

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Date: 7/15/18 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 July 2018
Date: July 15, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 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 changed.
Northern Pintail (La Plata)
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Adams, *Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Grand)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Hooded Merganser (Park)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Kiowa, Logan, *Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa, Park)
Snowy Plover (Park)
Marbled Godwit (Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Least Sandpiper (*Kiowa, Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (Adams)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Larimer, Park, Weld)
Willet (Douglas, Jefferson, Ouray, Park, Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Kiowa, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larimer, Weld)
Common Loon (Delta)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Cattle Egret (Pueblo)
Green Heron (Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (Summit)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso)
Northern Harrier (Denver)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Kiowa, Logan, *Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont, *Otero)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Dusky Flycatcher (*Kiowa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Adams, El Paso, Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (El Paso, Jefferson, *Otero)
Vermilion Flycatcher (*Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso, *Kiowa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Kiowa)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Denver)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (*Kiowa, Logan)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*Boulder, Clear Creek)
Pinyon Jay (Jefferson)
Common Raven (*Otero)
Bushtit (*Adams)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison, *Otero)
House Wren (*Kiowa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder, Larimer)
Winter Wren (*Boulder)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Swainson’s Thrush (Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Gunnison)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek, Eagle)
Red Crossbill (*(Moffat, Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Logan, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, Larimer, Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jackson)
Savannah Sparrow (*Kiowa)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
Fox Sparrow (*Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (*Kiowa)
Baltimore Oriole (*Kiowa, *Prowers)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (*Otero)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, *Jefferson, Logan, Montrose, *Otero,
*Weld)
Dickcissel (Jefferson, Logan, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Andrew Dolan
reported Bushtit. On July 13 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G
Stacks reported 12 Bushtits.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe. On July 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR,
Candice Johnson reported 5 Bushtits near Woodland Trail. On July 13 at
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWRA, Meg Reck reported Ring-necked Ducks and 2
Solitary Sandpipers.
---On July 14 at Metzger Farm Open Space, David Ely reported 4 Bushtit.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 9 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird;
Jared Del Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran Flycatcher. On July 10 at High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown Cowbird. On July 12 at High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers; Pamela Graber reported Cordilleran Flycatcher. On
July 13 at High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Mary
O’Connor and Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July
14 at High Line Canal Trail – S University BLvd to E OrchArd Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 6 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 12 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.
---On July 12 at Peakview Ct at S Prince St, Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Chipping Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 11 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.
---On July 12 at Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
reported 5 Black Swift near Ouzel Falls, American Three-toed Woodpecker
just past Calypso Falls, and Pacific Wren near Calypso Falls.
---On July 13 at Long Lake and Lake Isabelle Trail, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker, 3 Canada Jay, and singing Winter
Wren on Jean Lunning Trail of Long Lake. On July 14 at Long Lake and Lake
Isabelle Trail, Luke Pheneger reported Winter Wren, American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored).
---On July 13 at Walker Ranch – Meyers Gulch, Jonah Benningfield reported 2
Dickcissel.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 12 from Echo Lake to Summit Lake, Jonathan and Kathy Haley
reported 3 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, 3 Canada Jays, and 2 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Overland Reservoir 25 mi N of Panoia, Dennis Garrison
reported Common Loon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Kenna Sue Trickey reported
Northern Harrier.
---On July 14 at First Creek at DEN OS, Patrick O’Driscoll and his DFO
Field Trip reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.
---On July 13 in Missouri Lakes Trail area, Eric DeFonso reported 2
White-tailed Ptarmigan above Missouri Pass and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt, Richard
Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe. On July
11 at Kettle Lakes, Gloria Nikolai reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 13 on Otowi Dr in Fountain, Caleb Hawley reported Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 13 on Birdsall Road, Terence Berger reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 14 on S Meridian Rd – Hanover Road to Pueblo County Line, Roger
Massey reported Greater Roadrunner and 4 Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Windy Gap Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Elaine Wagner reported
Common Goldeneye.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.
---On July 11 at Pine Creek Trail/Morrow Point Reservoir, Bill Harris
reported 2 Canyon Wren and American Pipit.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 13 at CR 31 Walden, Becky Keller reported 2 Lark Buntings.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 8 at Coal Creek OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel. On
July 9 at Coal Creek OS, Wendi Fisher reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at
Coal Creek OS, Dedrek Lecy reported 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 11 at Chatfield S South Platte River Delta, Carold and Carl
Trovall reported Willet with injured wing.
---On July 13 at Apex Park, Cynthia Lahr reported Pinyon Jay.
---On July 13 at 11359 S Foxton Rd, Conifer, Cynthia Kristensen reported
pair of Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 14 at Lower Juniper Hill, Morrison, Chris Sherry reported Indigo
Bunting.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 14 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Ring-necked
Duck, 2 Savannah Sparrow, 2 Yellow-breasted Chat, 4 House Wren, 24
Black-necked Stilts including several chicks, Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On July 14 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 28
Long-billed Curlew, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, 4 House Wren, 3 Warbling
Vireo (Eastern), 3 Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Baltimore
Oriole (imm f).
---On July 14 at Kiowa Creek at CR 40, Steve Mlodinow reported Dusky
Flycathcer, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ash-throated Flycatcher.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 13 at Zink’s Pond, Levi Burford reported 2 Northern Pintail.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. Shenot suggests bringing a ladder to views the
bird above the vegetation. On July 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay
Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron
and COMMON GALLINULE. On July 9 at Running Deer NA, Lisa Edwards and Norm
Erthal reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 11 at Running Deer, NA, Scott
Someshoe and Joe Roller reported COMMON GALLINULE; Somershoe also reported
Green Heron. On July 12 at Running Deer NA, Michael and Diane King, Josh
Buening, and Alex Hopping reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 13 at Running
Deer NA, Ken Pals and Dan Brooks reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron;
David Wade reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs.
---On July 9 on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren. On July 12
on West Creek, Jay Breidt reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 11 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2nd year Lesser Black-backed Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs, 3
Baird’s Sandpipers, and 26 Least Sandpipers
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 12 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 13 at Cobb Lake, David Wade reported ad Lesser Black-backed Gull.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Tamarack Ranch SWA 385 Rd, Ben Samson reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo near area 6, 8 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Hairy
Woodpecker (Eastern), EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE area 9, 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern), 4 Field Sparrows, Indigo Bunting, 10 Dickcissel.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.
---On July 13 at Divide Rd, Big Dominquez Road to Carson Hole, David Price
reported Grace’s Warbler.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On July 14 at Routt National Forest, Craig, Christian Nunes reported 2
Red Crossbills (Lodgepole Pine, type 5)

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.
---On July 12 on Priest Gulch Trail, Leslie Stewart reported 3 Swainson’s
Thrush.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 13 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter, Brenda
Wright, Bill Harris, and Jon Horn reported Indigo Bunting.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Vogel Canyon, John and Bill Vanderpoel reported pair of
Rufous-crowned Sparrows and Canyon Wren.
---On July 14 at Higbee Valley Road (CR 804), Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Summer Tanager, Vermilion Flycatcher, Canyon Wren, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Indigo Bunting.
---On July 14 at Higbee Road beyond Vogel Canyon, Kathy MIhm Dunning
reported 3 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Summer Tanager, Canyon Wren, 3 Greater
Roadrunner, 4 Red-headed Woodpecker, 3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern
Phoebe, 21 Common Raven, Indigo Bunting.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 14 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 12 at Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir – East Shoreline Bikepath, Phil Lyon
reported White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Soda Creek Inlet, Phil Lyon reported 2 White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir Windy Point, M Wait reported White-faced
Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).
---On July 11 at Loloff Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2 Willet, Baird’s
Sandpiper, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 13 at Sandstone Ranch, Car Starace reported Little Blue Heron
seen in creek from new bridge.
---On July 14 at Mead High School, Ryan Bushong reported Indigo Bunting.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information:

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder,

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Date: 7/14/18 8:05 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird- Denver
Hi

I live in the DU area of Denver and about 7:30 pm a female/juvenile hummingbird was spotted feeding on some tubular red flowers. The hummer had a long slightly dipped bill, was flicking its white-tipped tail feathers as it was feeding, could not detect rufous on it tail, the light made it difficult to determine back color, when perched it appeared the wing extended about even with its tail, the throat appeared a light dusty color, all of the mentioned features suggested a Black-chinned. However when it was hovering I noticed a dimmed, dusky, rufous tone to its lower flanks, suggesting a female/juvenile Broad-tailed. Kaufman’s relatively recent Advanced Birding Guide suggest some young Black-chinned can show, faint, dusky-rufous wash to its flanks?

If it wasn’t for individual variation amongst birds, I could have put a satisfying check mark for Black-chinned Hummingbird for my yard list. looks like I’ll have wait.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 7/14/18 11:15 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: [cobirds] rufous humingbird
Just had a beautiful male rufous at my feeder.
I've only had my eyes on the feeder for about 20 minutes today but fluid
level has dropped much from last night's level.

Karl Stecher
Aurora, near Parker Road and Quincy



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Date: 7/14/18 3:11 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 July 2018
Date: July 14, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 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 changed.
Northern Pintail (*La Plata)
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (*Adams)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (*Grand)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Hooded Merganser (Park)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (*Eagle)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Park)
Snowy Plover (Park)
Marbled Godwit (Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Least Sandpiper (Larimer)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Adams)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Larimer, Park, Weld)
Willet (Douglas, Jefferson, Ouray, Park, Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Larimer, Park, Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Larimer, Weld)
Common Loon (*Delta)
Little Blue Heron (*Weld)
Cattle Egret (Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (Summit)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso)
Northern Harrier (Denver)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont)
Hairy Woodpecker (*Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Adams, El Paso, Garfield)
Eastern Phoebe (El Paso, Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (*Logan)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*Boulder, Clear Creek)
Pinyon Jay (*Jefferson)
Bushtit (*Adams)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison, Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder, Larimer)
Winter Wren (*Boulder)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Swainson’s Thrush (Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Gunnison)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek, *Eagle)
Red Crossbill (Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, *Logan, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, Larimer, Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, *Jackson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa, Pueblo)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, *Logan, *Montrose)
Dickcissel (*Boulder, Jefferson, *Logan,
Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Andrew Dolan
reported Bushtit. On July 13 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G
Stacks reported 12 Bushtits.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe. On July 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR,
Candice Johnson reported 5 Bushtits near Woodland Trail. On July 13 at
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWRA, Meg Reck reported Ring-necked Ducks and 2
Solitary Sandpipers.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 9 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird;
Jared Del Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran Flycatcher. On July 10 at High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown Cowbird. On July 12 at High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers; Pamela Graber reported Cordilleran Flycatcher. On
July 13 at High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Mary
O’Connor and Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 6 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 12 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.
---On July 12 at Peakview Ct at S Prince St, Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Chipping Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 11 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.
---On July 12 at Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
reported 5 Black Swift near Ouzel Falls, American Three-toed Woodpecker
just past Calypso Falls, and Pacific Wren near Calypso Falls.
---On July 13 at Long Lake and Lake Isabelle Trail, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker, 3 Canada Jay, and singing Winter
Wren on Jean Lunning Trail of Long Lake.
---On July 13 at Walker Ranch – Meyers Gulch, Jonah Benningfield reported 2
Dickcissel.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 12 from Echo Lake to Summit Lake, Jonathan and Kathy Haley
reported 3 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, 3 Canada Jays, and 2 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Overland Reservoir 25 mi N of Panoia, Dennis Garrison
reported Common Loon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Kenna Sue Trickey reported
Northern Harrier.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.
---On July 13 in Missouri Lakes Trail area, Eric DeFonso reported 2
White-tailed Ptarmigan above Missouri Pass and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt, Richard
Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe. On July
11 at Kettle Lakes, Gloria Nikolai reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 13 on Otowi Dr in Fountain, Caleb Hawley reported Mississippi
Kite.
---On July 13 on Birdsall Road, Terence Berger reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Windy Gap Reservoir, Doug Kibbe and Elaine Wagner reported
Common Goldeneye.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.
---On July 11 at Pine Creek Trail/Morrow Point Reservoir, Bill Harris
reported 2 Canyon Wren and American Pipit.

JACKSON COUNTY:
---On July 13 at CR 31 Walden, Becky Keller reported 2 Lark Buntings.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 8 at Coal Creek OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel. On
July 9 at Coal Creek OS, Wendi Fisher reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at
Coal Creek OS, Dedrek Lecy reported 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 11 at Chatfield S South Platte River Delta, Carold and Carl
Trovall reported Willet with injured wing.
---On July 13 at Apex Park, Cynthia Lahr reported Pinyon Jay.
---On July 13 at 11359 S Foxton Rd, Conifer, Cynthia Kristensen reported
pair of Williamson’s Sapsuckedrs.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 13 at Zink’s Pond, Levi Burford reported 2 Northern Pintail.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. Shenot suggests bringing a ladder to views the
bird above the vegetation. On July 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay
Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron
and COMMON GALLINULE. On July 9 at Running Deer NA, Lisa Edwards and Norm
Erthal reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 11 at Running Deer, NA, Scott
Someshoe and Joe Roller reported COMMON GALLINULE; Somershoe also reported
Green Heron. On July 12 at Running Deer NA, Michael and Diane King, Josh
Buening, and Alex Hopping reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 13 at Running
Deer NA, Ken Pals and Dan Brooks reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron;
David Wade reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs.
---On July 9 on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren. On July 12
on West Creek, Jay Breidt reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 11 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2nd year Lesser Black-backed Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs, 3
Baird’s Sandpipers, and 26 Least Sandpipers
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 12 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 13 at Cobb Lake, David Wade reported ad Lesser Black-backed Gull.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 13 at Tamarack Ranch SWA 385 Rd, Ben Samson reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo near area 6, 8 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Hairy
Woodpecker (Eastern), EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE area 9, 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern), 4 Field Sparrows, Indigo Bunting, 10 Dickcissel.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.
---On July 13 at Divide Rd, Big Dominquez Road to Carson Hole, David Price
reported Grace’s Warbler.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.
---On July 12 on Priest Gulch Trail, Leslie Stewart reported 3 Swainson’s
Thrush.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 13 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter, Brenda
Wright, Bill Harris, and Jon Horn reported Indigo Bunting.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Vogel Canyon, John and Bill Vanderpoel reported pair of
Rufous-crowned Sparrows and Canyon Wren.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 12 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 12 at Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir – East Shoreline Bikepath, Phil Lyon
reported White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Soda Creek Inlet, Phil Lyon reported 2 White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir Windy Point, M Wait reported White-faced
Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).
---On July 11 at Loloff Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2 Willet, Baird’s
Sandpiper, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 13 at Sandstone Ranch, Car Starace reported Little Blue Heron
seen in creek from new bridge.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information:

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder,

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Date: 7/13/18 8:01 pm
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Calliopes in Custer County
We saw our first Calliope at our cabin in the Sangre de Cristo range about
the 4th of this month. Since then they have steadily increased in number.
When we left on Wednesday there were at least four at our feeders. This
season may produce the highest number we have seen in 30 years of feeding
them there.

Leon Bright - Westcliffe and Pueblo

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Date: 7/13/18 6:50 pm
From: 'Bea Weaver' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hummingbirds at Audubon Nature Center
Yesterday all four Colorado hummingbird species were seen at the Nature Center in Waterton Canyon. Both the Rufous and Calliope males were present plus our two breeders: Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds. The immatures are here too, making their IDs difficult if not often impossible. Most action is in the native plant garden behind the Nature Center under the last tree. Last year’s site has some small feeders, but raccoons were a problem here earlier, so some feeders were moved. Humans have been a problem also, stealing three large feeders and accessories; Nature Center volunteers donated replacements.

Bea Weaver
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Date: 7/13/18 3:39 pm
From: Dan Zmolek <dslashdz...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren - Brainard Lake - Boulder County
Really nice conditions today up there around Long Lake. Many highlights - but the best was a singing Winter Wren on the Jean Lunning trail. We will soon have an ebird list out with more details. You can see quality video of the bird here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlL9gn8jmuY/

We also heard Three-toed woodpeckers drumming, many newly fledged young of various species. And a perfect wildflower display.

Directions : Follow the trail as it it winds along south of Long Lake until you reach the west end of the Lake - we last heard it near the long boardwalk in that area (just SW of Long Lake)



Good Birding

Dan Zmolek

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Date: 7/13/18 10:25 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dearth of Turkey Vulture sightings this summer.
It's been so hot that our beloved Turkey Vultures, like humans, have been
hanging out wherever they can cool off -
at the movies, the malls or the libraries.

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 7/13/18 10:22 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Calliope Hummingbirds, Colo Spgs, Thurs
Hey COBirders,

Me, too. Saw FOS Calliope Hummingbirds last night (7/12), male and female. This morning I had two males and female at the same time.
Also FOS Rufous Hummingbird male 7/12. We often see each of these around the 4th, so a little later this year.

Steve Brown
NW Colorado Springs, Mountain Shadows

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Date: 7/13/18 9:56 am
From: kickback <bill_kosar...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
I had a male and female Calliope at my feeder in Colorado Springs (El Paso
county) yesterday, they are the first I have seen this year

Bill Kosar
Colorado Springs

On Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:35:52 AM UTC-6, jjustwaddington wrote:
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> Male Calliope also showed up here yesterday. Jefferson County - 8,360 ft.
> Coal Creek Canyon
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>> First Calliope this evening, a male. Four Hummer species here today.
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>> Boulder
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>> Foothills 1/2 way between Boulder and Lyons.
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Date: 7/13/18 8:35 am
From: Janet Justice-Waddingto <jjustwaddington...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
Male Calliope also showed up here yesterday. Jefferson County - 8,360 ft.
Coal Creek Canyon

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Date: 7/13/18 8:29 am
From: Ken & Christie Pals <mtnpals...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
Cobirders,

The Larimer County Running Deer Nature Area Common Gallinule was observed
this morning at 7:20 a.m. Two brief glimpses given to me and Dan Brook.
Given like a "gift." The bird was seen SSW of the "arrow" or SSE from the
traditional spot where most people have been seeing the bird. My tip would
be to scan any opening in the cattails and tule bulrushes there.

We also had a Green Heron fly over.

Ken Pals
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/13/18 3:08 am
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Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 July 2018
Date: July 13, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 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 changed.
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, Park)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (*Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa, Park)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa, Park)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Marbled Godwit (Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa, Larimer)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Willet (Douglas, Jefferson, Kiowa, Ouray, Park, Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Park, Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larimer, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Kiowa, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle, *Summit)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, El Paso)
Northern Harrier (*Denver)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Park)
Least Flycatcher (*Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Adams, El Paso, Garfield, Ouray)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*Clear Creek, Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison, *Otero)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder, *Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Swainson’s Thrush (*Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Gunnison)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Clear Creek, Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, *Larimer, Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (*Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Montrose)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Jefferson, Kiowa, Rio Grande, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite. On July 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K
Ranch, Andrew Dolan reported Bushtit.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe. On July 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR,
Candice Johnson reported 5 Bushtits near Woodland Trail.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird. On July
9 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird; Jared Del
Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran Flycatcher. On July 10 at High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown Cowbird. On July 12 at High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers; Pamela Graber reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows. On July 12 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 2 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.
---On July 12 at Peakview Ct at S Prince St, Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Chipping Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
----On July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 11 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.
---On July 12 at Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
reported 5 Black Swift near Ouzel Falls, American Three-toed Woodpecker
just past Calypso Falls, and Pacific Wren near Calypso Falls.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 12 from Echo Lake to Summit Lake, Jonathan and Kathy Haley
reported 3 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, 3 Canada Jays, and 2 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall reported Green
Heron. On July 12 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Kenna Sue Trickey reported
Northern Harrier.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On July 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher. On July 12 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn
Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt,
Richard Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe. On July
11 at Kettle Lakes, Gloria Nikolai reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.
---On July 11 at Pine Creek Trail/Morrow Point Reservoir, Bill Harris
reported 2 Canyon Wren and American Pipit.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported
Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at Coal Creek OS, JoAnn
Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel. On July 8 at Coal Creek OS, Christine
Alexander reported Dickcissel. On July 9 at Coal Creek OS, Wendi Fisher
reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at Coal Creek OS, Dedrek Lecy reported 2
Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 11 at Chatfield S South Platte River Delta, Carold and Carl
Trovall reported Willet with injured wing.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. Shenot suggests bringing a ladder to views the
bird above the vegetation. On July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm
Erthal and Joey Angstman reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running
Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak, Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver,
Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. On
July 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch
Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE. On
July 9 at Running Deer NA, Lisa Edwards and Norm Erthal reported COMMON
GALLINULE. On July 11 at Running Deer, NA, Scott Someshoe and Joe Roller
reported COMMON GALLINULE; Somershoe also reported Green Heron. On July 12
at Running Deer NA, Michael and Diane King, Josh Buening, and Alex Hopping
reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren. On July 9
on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren. On July 12 on West
Creek, Jay Breidt reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs. On July 11 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson reported 2nd
year Lesser Black-backed Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Baird’s Sandpipers,
and 26 Least Sandpipers
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 12 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.
---On July 12 on Priest Gulch Trail, Leslie Stewart reported 3 Swainson’s
Thrush.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Vogel Canyon, John and Bill Vanderpoel reported pair of
Rufous-crowned Sparrows and Canyon Wren.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Creek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 12 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan reported 2 Cattle
Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On July 12 at Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Cattle Egret.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir – East Shoreline Bikepath, Phil Lyon
reported White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Soda Creek Inlet, Phil Lyon reported 2 White-faced Ibis.
---On July 12 at Dillon Reservoir Windy Point, M Wait reported White-faced
Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).
---On July 11 at Loloff Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2 Willet, Baird’s
Sandpiper, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding,
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Date: 7/13/18 12:02 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: re: [cobirds] Speaking of New World Vultures...
The great number of motorboats on Cherry Creek reservoir chase the white pelicans away on weekends.
As for the turkey vultures...I almost never see any except in migration, even doing a lot of driving, most frequent route Aurora to Parker along Parker Road. I have only seen two individuals this summer.

Karl Stecher
Aurora




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From: "Anne Price" <raptoresse...>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 12:50 AM
To: "<cobirds...>" <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Speaking of New World Vultures...

Greetings COBIRDers:



This week's posting of the California condor has spurred me to finally ask a question: has anyone else noticed that there seem to be very few turkey vultures in the Denver Metro area this summer? My normal travels take me from about Castle Rock up to Loveland, and out to the Raptor Education Foundation near Barr Lake..I think I can count on my two hands, the number of vultures I've seen since March.



Meanwhile, I've seen easily triple the typical number of American white pelicans up in the air over Barr Lake this year, and in the surrounding skies, almost every morning when I arrive at work. Not raptors, but just as beautiful to behold.



Comments and opinions are most welcome!



~Anne Price

Adams Co (Brighton) and Jefferson Co (Littleton)



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Date: 7/12/18 9:03 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks
Wow. That's fascinating, John. Thanks for sharing.

The Common Shelduck was recently added to the ABA Checklist, and a paper in *North
American Birds* by Ned Brinkley documents the surge in recent years of
records to North America.

Of course, the mind moves quickly to the possibility of escapes from
captivity. But the open mind also entertains the possibility of natural
vagrancy.

Thanks again!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County




On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:28:36 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>
> I was helping my wife Lisa with some shorebird surveys at Blanca Wetlands,
> when 4 strange ducks flew overhead. Snapped photos that were poor as the
> birds disappeared into the horizon. Half hour later, rounded a bend and
> there they were. This time the photos were better and we later keyed them
> out to be 4 adult Common Shelducks. These birds acted very wild at human
> presence.
>
> Looked into R&A and saw no mention of these. Sibley says these exotics can
> show up about anywhere. So question for the group is...what is the status
> of this bird in our state? Sure was an odd and unexpected sighting. I
> wanted to mention this since Blanca Wetlands will soon be open (closed
> through July 15th then open) in case anyone might want to see them and
> other birds there. Some shorebirds like Baird's Stilt, and Western
> Sandpipers are there.
>
> Also, in this drought we are having, I would ask you all to be careful in
> your observations of Snowy Plovers, some of which still have young and are
> being confined by ever-drying/shrinking wetlands this year. Seriously need
> the monsoons to bring us moisture.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>

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Date: 7/12/18 7:16 pm
From: David Waltman <djwaltman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Calliope Hummingbird
First Calliope this evening, a male. Four Hummer species here today.


David Waltman

Boulder

Foothills 1/2 way between Boulder and Lyons.

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Date: 7/12/18 1:30 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks


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On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:28:36 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>
> I was helping my wife Lisa with some shorebird surveys at Blanca Wetlands,
> when 4 strange ducks flew overhead. Snapped photos that were poor as the
> birds disappeared into the horizon. Half hour later, rounded a bend and
> there they were. This time the photos were better and we later keyed them
> out to be 4 adult Common Shelducks. These birds acted very wild at human
> presence.
>
> Looked into R&A and saw no mention of these. Sibley says these exotics can
> show up about anywhere. So question for the group is...what is the status
> of this bird in our state? Sure was an odd and unexpected sighting. I
> wanted to mention this since Blanca Wetlands will soon be open (closed
> through July 15th then open) in case anyone might want to see them and
> other birds there. Some shorebirds like Baird's Stilt, and Western
> Sandpipers are there.
>
> Also, in this drought we are having, I would ask you all to be careful in
> your observations of Snowy Plovers, some of which still have young and are
> being confined by ever-drying/shrinking wetlands this year. Seriously need
> the monsoons to bring us moisture.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>

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Date: 7/12/18 12:15 pm
From: Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Common Shelducks
Have you shared the photos somewhere?

Thanks,

Adam Johnson
Fort Collins

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:28:36 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>
> I was helping my wife Lisa with some shorebird surveys at Blanca Wetlands,
> when 4 strange ducks flew overhead. Snapped photos that were poor as the
> birds disappeared into the horizon. Half hour later, rounded a bend and
> there they were. This time the photos were better and we later keyed them
> out to be 4 adult Common Shelducks. These birds acted very wild at human
> presence.
>
> Looked into R&A and saw no mention of these. Sibley says these exotics can
> show up about anywhere. So question for the group is...what is the status
> of this bird in our state? Sure was an odd and unexpected sighting. I
> wanted to mention this since Blanca Wetlands will soon be open (closed
> through July 15th then open) in case anyone might want to see them and
> other birds there. Some shorebirds like Baird's Stilt, and Western
> Sandpipers are there.
>
> Also, in this drought we are having, I would ask you all to be careful in
> your observations of Snowy Plovers, some of which still have young and are
> being confined by ever-drying/shrinking wetlands this year. Seriously need
> the monsoons to bring us moisture.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>

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Date: 7/12/18 7:39 am
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Speaking of New World Vultures...
I have noticed less Turkey Vultures where I work at Bear Valley, at Hampden
Ave and Sheridan. Their used to be upwards of 20 circling overhead above
the Bear Creek valley but this year I have only see at most five and only a
few days this year.
Brian

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Date: 7/12/18 6:59 am
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] Speaking of New World Vultures...
Greetings COBIRDers:

This week's posting of the California condor has spurred me to finally ask a question: has anyone else noticed that there seem to be very few turkey vultures in the Denver Metro area this summer? My normal travels take me from about Castle Rock up to Loveland, and out to the Raptor Education Foundation near Barr Lake....I think I can count on my two hands, the number of vultures I've seen since March.

Meanwhile, I've seen easily triple the typical number of American white pelicans up in the air over Barr Lake this year, and in the surrounding skies, almost every morning when I arrive at work. Not raptors, but just as beautiful to behold.

Comments and opinions are most welcome!

~Anne Price
Adams Co (Brighton) and Jefferson Co (Littleton)

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Date: 7/12/18 6:50 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Common Shelduck
Thanks Peter. These 4 acted very much like wild birds and really captured
my interest. I wonder what their story is?

John R

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:51:01 PM UTC-6, Peter Gent wrote:

> All,
>
> Common Shelduck is an Eurasian species with the nearest breeding locations
> to CO being western Europe and Iceland. For the USA, eBird shows one
> sighting from northeastern Pennsylvania and some sightings from the New
> England coast in 2017, but nothing further west. The field guides say that
> Common Shelduck is frequently kept in waterfowl collections.
>
> Cheers, Peter Gent.
> Boulder, CO.
>

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Date: 7/12/18 6:47 am
From: 'Michael King' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule (Larimer)
The Common Gallinule appeared at 7:30 am for about one minute. Seen well at its normal watering hole at Running Deer Nature Area.

Michael and Diana King
Boulder

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Date: 7/12/18 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 July 2018
Date: July 12, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 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 changed.
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (*Boulder)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, Park)
Northern Bobwhite (Weld)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa, Park)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa, Park)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Marbled Godwit (Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, *Larimer, Park, *Weld)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa, *Larimer)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, *Larimer, Park, Weld)
Willet (Douglas,*Jefferson, Kiowa, Ouray, Park, *Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Park, *Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Larimer, *Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Kiowa, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, *Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Park)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Adams, El Paso, Garfield, Ouray)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, *El Paso, Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (Adams, Weld)
Canyon Wren (*Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso,Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (Clear Creek)
American Pipit (*Gunnison)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, Larimer, Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Montrose)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Jefferson, Kiowa, Rio Grande, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite. On July 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K
Ranch, Andrew Dolan reported Bushtit.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird. On July
9 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird; Jared Del
Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran Flycatcher. On July 1q0 at High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown Cowbird.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.


BOULDER COUNTY:
----On July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 11 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On July 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt,
Richard Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe. On July
11 at Kettle Lakes, Gloria Nikolai reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.
---On July 11 at Pine Creek Trail/Morrow Point Reservoir, Bill Harris
reported 2 Canyon Wren and American Pipit.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported
Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at Coal Creek OS, JoAnn
Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel. On July 8 at Coal Creek OS, Christine
Alexander reported Dickcissel. On July 9 at Coal Creek OS, Wendi Fisher
reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at Coal Creek OS, Dedrek Lecy reported 2
Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 11 at Chatfield S South Platte River Delta, Carold and Carl
Trovall reported Willet with injured wing.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. Shenot suggests bringing a ladder to views the
bird above the vegetation. On July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm
Erthal and Joey Angstman reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running
Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak, Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver,
Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. On
July 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch
Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE. On
July 9 at Running Deer NA, Lisa Edwards and Norm Erthal reported COMMON
GALLINULE. On July 11 at Running Deer, NA, Scott Someshoe and Joe Roller
reported COMMON GALLINULE; Somershoe also reported Green Heron.
---On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren. On July 9
on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs. On July 11 at
Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson reported 2nd
year Lesser Black-backed Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Baird’s Sandpipers,
and 26 Least Sandpipers
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Creek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 9- 10 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan reported 2 Cattle
Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).
---On July 11 at Loloff Reservoir, Sue Riffe reported 2 Willet, Baird’s
Sandpiper, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL


KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/11/18 4:51 pm
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Shelduck
All,

Common Shelduck is an Eurasian species with the nearest breeding locations
to CO being western Europe and Iceland. For the USA, eBird shows one
sighting from northeastern Pennsylvania and some sightings from the New
England coast in 2017, but nothing further west. The field guides say that
Common Shelduck is frequently kept in waterfowl collections.

Cheers, Peter Gent.
Boulder, CO.

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Date: 7/11/18 2:28 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Shelducks
I was helping my wife Lisa with some shorebird surveys at Blanca Wetlands,
when 4 strange ducks flew overhead. Snapped photos that were poor as the
birds disappeared into the horizon. Half hour later, rounded a bend and
there they were. This time the photos were better and we later keyed them
out to be 4 adult Common Shelducks. These birds acted very wild at human
presence.

Looked into R&A and saw no mention of these. Sibley says these exotics can
show up about anywhere. So question for the group is...what is the status
of this bird in our state? Sure was an odd and unexpected sighting. I
wanted to mention this since Blanca Wetlands will soon be open (closed
through July 15th then open) in case anyone might want to see them and
other birds there. Some shorebirds like Baird's Stilt, and Western
Sandpipers are there.

Also, in this drought we are having, I would ask you all to be careful in
your observations of Snowy Plovers, some of which still have young and are
being confined by ever-drying/shrinking wetlands this year. Seriously need
the monsoons to bring us moisture.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 7/11/18 9:04 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gallinule (Larimer) was there when I arrived at 6:45.
I must have just missed seeing Scott.

I toted a ladder to the viewing site, as previously described and before
I climbed it, I scanned and saw the bird! Exciting! Seen off and on til
7:20, when I had to leave. Some appearances were brief, others up to a
minute.

So I suggest bringing a ladder. Today it functioned more like a good luck
charm than a portable, climbable platform.

Many thanks to David Wade, the gallinule whisperer, for finding it and to
all who posted updates.

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 7/11/18 5:54 am
From: Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...>
Subject: [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
Hi all,
Never mind the last post but I am wondering who is going and whether we could coordinate at the Santa Barbara airport since I can’t drive rentals yet. I’m not completely sure if I’m going yet but if you plan to go and are willing and able to let me come along please email me personally at <quezadapablo05...>
Thanks and good birding,
Pablo Quezada
Denver, Co

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Date: 7/11/18 5:42 am
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
The gallinule has been pretty confiding over the last 20 minutes or so, spending a bunch of time in the “open” preening.
Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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> On Jul 2, 2018, at 4:23 PM, marimammoser <marimammoser...> wrote:
>
> I have been asked to provide more details for the location of this bird, especially for those birders outside of Fort Collins. Running Deer Natural Area is along East Prospect Road in Fort Collins. The parking lot is off the south side of Prospect Road approximately 2/3 mile west of I-25. Park in the front parking area and walk along the access road leading straight south from the gate. Look for the tall empty nest pole on the right-hand side of the access road out in the marsh. Walk until about 50 yards south of the empty nest pole and look to the south (left) of the pole and west of the pole (away from the access road) for a small open patch of water in the cattails. This patch is probably no more than 30-35 feet across I would guess. The bird seems to like the west side of this open patch of water.
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Date: 7/11/18 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 July 2018
Date: July 10, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 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 changed.
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, *Park)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa, *Park)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa, *Park)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Marbled Godwit (*Park)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso, *Park)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, *Park, Weld)
Willet (*Douglas, Kiowa, Ouray, *Parj)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, *Park, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Kiowa, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, *El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Fremont, Ouray)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Fremont)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, *Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*Adams, El Paso, Garfield, Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Gray Vireo (Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (* Adams, Weld)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso,Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (*Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (*Park)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont, *Larimer, *Montrose)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe)
Lucy’s Warbler (Montezuma)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Montrose)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Boulder, Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan, Rio Grande, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit. On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite. On July 10 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K
Ranch, Andrew Dolan reported Bushtit.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, David
Chernack reported Black Phoebe.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 7 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird. On July 9 on High Line Canal Trail
– S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird; Jared Del Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran
Flycatcher. On July 1q0 at High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and no Brown
Cowbird.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.


BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
----On July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift and 4
American Pipit.
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green
Heron. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall reported Green
Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On July 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.
---On July 10 at Chatfield SP, downstream of Kingfisher Bridge, Anna Troth
and Gregg Goodrich reported Willet.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 10 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Jan Albright, Jim Merritt,
Richard Bunn, and Tanja Britton reported 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites. On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 10 at Rock Ledge Ranch, Gary Koehn reported 2 Ash-throated
Flycatchers.
---On July 10 at Cross Creek Regional Park, David Rudin reported
Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Coal Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper
Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel. On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and
Cynthia Madsen reported Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at
Coal Creek OS, JoAnn Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel. On July 8 at Coal Creek
OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel. On July 9 at Coal Creek OS,
Wendi Fisher reported 2 Dickcissel. On July 10 at Coal Creek OS, Dedrek
Lecy reported 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Staunton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk. On July 10 at Staunton SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.
---On July 9 and 10 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.
---On July 10 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Aaron Keller reported 3
Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak,
Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver, Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar
reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. On July 8 at Running Deer NA,
Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick and Steve Rash
reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE. On July 9 at Running Deer NA,
Lisa Edwards and Norm Erthal reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren. On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported
Pacific Wren. On July 9 on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On July 10 at Red Mountain Open Space, Andy Bankert reported
Black-throated Sparrow.
---On July 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Chernak reported
heading COMMON GALLINULE.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.
---On July 10 at Rose Garden, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Solitary Sandpiper and Black-throated Sparrow.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Creek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PARK COUNTY:
---On July 10 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Black-necked
Stilt, 3 Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Hooded Merganser, Baird’s Sandpiper,
3 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Rd 446 from 1.3 mi from CR 56, David Suddjian and
DFO Field Trip reported 4 American Three-toed Woodpeckers, 3 Red Crossbill
(Lodgepole Pine, Type 5).
---On July 10 at CR 56, 18.7 from US 285, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported 4 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole, type 5)
---On July 10 at Pike NF, Lost Creek Campground, David Suddjian and his DFO
Field Trip reported Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 9- 10 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret. On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan
reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.
---On July 10 at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).


DFO Field Trips
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Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Beaver Brook Trail
Tuesday, July 10
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Slighsby (Paslingsby AT comcast.net; 720-347-5169 mobile)

Park County Explorations
Wednesday, July 11
5:00 Am – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Rocky Mountain National Park
Wednesday, July 11
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Edmund J Holub (edmund.holub AT GMAIL.COM; 303-979-2194)

KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
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DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

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PATRICK O’DRISCOLL ( AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
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A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Good Birding,
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Boulder

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Date: 7/10/18 7:28 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
Here is a link to the American Birding Association rules about
"countable" birds.
http://listing.aba.org/reintroduced-indigenous-species/

In my opinion, this is total BS, and I would not "count" a species with
a very short record of breeding success.

Perhaps someone can show me my error, but it used to be that a population
had
to get established in the wild, with continued breeding success.
Perhaps I got it all wrong, but I think ABA "caved" to the demands of
birders desparate
for new species to tick.

Joe Roller, Denver

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 9:34 PM, Ben S <benrmnp...> wrote:

> What factors determine whether a vagrant condor is "countable"?
>>
> Ben Sampson
> Centennial, CO
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Date: 7/10/18 1:06 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Willet at Chatfield on Douglas side Platte river delta
Ann and I were kayaking in the Chatfield South Platte delta and found a
Willet on the Douglas county side of the river where it enters the
Chatfield lake. The Willet seems to have an injured left wing that droops
occasionally. The black and white on the wing is visible when it droops. It
was actively feeding on the shore, but never flew even when we were 30
yards away.

EBird did flag it as rare. Must be because of the time of year? I noticed a
slight bit of barring on the sides like it was coming out of breeding
plumage.

Also, Wood Ducks and Common Mergansers families along the river. Nice
morning to be on the water with a pair of binoculars.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 7/10/18 12:48 pm
From: COBirds <redbear44...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
John,

That is a great account and pics. I would agree with Dave L. that it is a
Western Terrestrial Gartersnake (which will have the western dropped off
its name soon I believe - *Thamnophis elegans*)). Most snakes will climb,
many better than others, but especially the colubrids. The aquatic snakes
will as well (the Natricinae subfamily, or family now). I worked on Guam
with the brown tree snake for a few years and they are truly arboreal with
a prehensile tail (they can raise themselves straight up from the vent to
the tip of the tail - most snakes can't perform that feat). They could
climb trees like nothing - most species struggle a bit.

You were wondering what attracted the snake. They have a keen sense of
smell and cells sluffed by the chicks and adults that drop below the nest
and in the wind attract them to the site. With brown tree snakes, an
invasive species on Guam that wiped out 9 of the 11 forest birds, trapping
was found to be much more efficient with live mice than dead mice or any
type of lure (they would eat anything - found with rib bones in them and so
on). It was attributed to the cells continually sluffed and reinforcing
the smell below the nest. The wind helps it spread giving them an
indication where it is coming from by the amount they can smell. They are
able to see and hear prey, but smell is their forte.

I also have a recent story - I was in the Dominican Republic and a
Hispaniolan Boa which was consuming, what I believed to be, a White-crowned
Pigeon (just the dark tail fan was sticking out). The boa was maybe 5-6
feet without much of a girth and fifteen feet up a tree. It was hanging
half out of a tree swallowing the pigeon which looked to be at least four
times wider than its body. Dave did a great job explaining the "hows," but
I am always amazed how efficient they are.

Great story - nature is amazing!

Tom Hall
Fort Collins, CO

On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:05:14 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:

> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
> forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
> when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
> the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
> Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
> up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
> snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
> the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
> sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
> all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
> and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
> minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
> deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
> handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
> and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>
>
>
> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree
> with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions
> of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we
> strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>
>
>
> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
> Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
> pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
> brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>
>
>
> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it
> a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest?
> I am not exactly sure.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big
> as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which
> was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act
> to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to
> accomplish such a feat.
>
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
>
>

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Date: 7/10/18 11:37 am
From: Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...>
Subject: [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
How expensive is the conference itself?

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Date: 7/10/18 10:59 am
From: gladtobehere <garykoehn...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
I forwarded your Shocking Saga to my daughter who found it "hard to
swallow". Great post!

Gary Koehn



On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:11:38 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi John
>
> Awesome photos of the snake with bird (and your many other beautiful
> photos)!
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
>
> On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:28:42 AM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>>
>> I thought long about this and decided to post a few pics of the event on
>> my webpage. Be forewarned they are graphic but give you an idea of what
>> transpired. You can view 5 pics under "Recent Additions" on my photography
>> webpage:
>>
>> http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/
>>
>> John Rawinski
>> Monte Vista, CO
>>
>> On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:05:14 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>>
>>> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
>>> forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
>>> when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
>>> the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
>>> Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
>>> up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
>>> snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
>>> the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
>>> sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
>>> all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
>>> and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
>>> minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
>>> deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
>>> handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
>>> and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the
>>> tree with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed
>>> emotions of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us
>>> as we strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
>>> Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
>>> pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
>>> brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was
>>> it a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the
>>> nest? I am not exactly sure.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not
>>> big as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick
>>> which was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for
>>> the act to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme
>>> ability to accomplish such a feat.
>>>
>>>
>>> John Rawinski
>>> Monte Vista, CO
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>

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Date: 7/10/18 10:11 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
Hi John

Awesome photos of the snake with bird (and your many other beautiful
photos)!

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


On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:28:42 AM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>
> I thought long about this and decided to post a few pics of the event on
> my webpage. Be forewarned they are graphic but give you an idea of what
> transpired. You can view 5 pics under "Recent Additions" on my photography
> webpage:
>
> http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
> On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:05:14 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
>
>> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
>> forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
>> when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
>> the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
>> Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
>> up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
>> snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
>> the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
>> sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
>> all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
>> and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
>> minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
>> deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
>> handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
>> and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>>
>>
>>
>> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the
>> tree with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed
>> emotions of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us
>> as we strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>>
>>
>>
>> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
>> Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
>> pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
>> brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>>
>>
>>
>> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it
>> a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest?
>> I am not exactly sure.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big
>> as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which
>> was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act
>> to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to
>> accomplish such a feat.
>>
>>
>> John Rawinski
>> Monte Vista, CO
>>
>>
>>
>

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Date: 7/10/18 8:50 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler still at Mineral Palace Park 7/10
I had a few mintues to walk around Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo, Pueblo
County, a few moments ago, I didn't bring my binoculars, since I didn't
know I would have time to go there. Anyway, the male Yellow-throated
Warbler sang about four times, when my dad and I were there around 9:20am,
today 10 July 2018. Also, saw a Mississippi Kite, and newly fledged
Cooper's Hawk.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 7/10/18 7:28 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
I thought long about this and decided to post a few pics of the event on my
webpage. Be forewarned they are graphic but give you an idea of what
transpired. You can view 5 pics under "Recent Additions" on my photography
webpage:

http://johnrawinski.zenfolio.com/

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:05:14 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:

> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
> forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
> when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
> the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
> Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
> up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
> snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
> the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
> sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
> all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
> and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
> minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
> deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
> handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
> and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>
>
>
> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree
> with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions
> of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we
> strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>
>
>
> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
> Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
> pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
> brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>
>
>
> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it
> a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest?
> I am not exactly sure.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big
> as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which
> was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act
> to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to
> accomplish such a feat.
>
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
>
>

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Date: 7/10/18 6:39 am
From: Norman Erthal <normerthal...>
Subject: [cobirds] AOS Species changes
The American Ornithological Society has announce some changes. I would
expect these will be adopted when Cornell announces the Clements update in
August.

Here is the link to them.
http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html

Some information I thought might be of interest. You can read the
following about species changes: It also has a podcast discussing them.

Gray Jay is restored to Canada Jay.

The woodpecker genus Picoides is also rearranged.

The entire Ammodramus genus is to be split into 3 genera with Grasshopper
Sparrow along with Grassland Sparrow and Yellow-browed Sparrow of South
America remaining in Ammodramus.

White-collared Seedeater is being split into 2 species:

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater from Jalisco to Guanajuato and W Puebla to Oaxaca

Morelet's Seedeater encompassing the remainder of the range from Texas to
Panama



Some other changes considered but apparently not approved

Yellow warbler was proposed to be split into 2 species. This might not
happen as there appears to be no good dividing line.

Mexican Duck is being considered to return to a full species.

Taiga and Tundra Bean Goose are considered being lumped. Apparently there
was no DNA evidence used when they were split.

Norm Erthal

Arvada CO

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Date: 7/10/18 6:32 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Golden - Jeffco
Birders,
Last evening while walking the dogs we had a flock of 15 - 20 EVGR's
flyover our street near Jeffco open space.

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into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

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Date: 7/10/18 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 July 2018
Date: July 10, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 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 changed.
Redhead (Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Willet (Kiowa, *Ouray)
Greater Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Kiowa, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (*El Paso, Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Fremont, *Ouray)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Fremont)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Ouray)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*El Paso, *Garfield, Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, *Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Gray Vireo (*Ouray)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (*Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (*Adams, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcathcer (*Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Fremont)
Sage Thrasher (*Clear Creek)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Gunnison)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, *Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe)
Lucy’s Warbler (*Montezuma)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa, *Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Montrose)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan, Rio Grande, *Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit. On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.
---On July 9 at Barr Lake SP, Daniel Irons and Max Nootbaar reported
Red-eyed Vireo.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 7 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird. On July 9 on High Line Canal Trail
– S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers, but no Brown Cowbird; Jared Del Rosso reported 1 Cordilleran
Flycatcher.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.


BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
----On July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift and 4
American Pipit.
---On July 9 at Guanella Pass, Bruce Cyganowski reported Sage Thrasher.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green
Heron. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall reported Green
Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On Juliy 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites. On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 8 at Rampart Range Road N, Terence Berger and Monday Birders
reported Northern Goshawk.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 9 on Siloam Road at CR 110, Marty Mutchler reported Lewis’s
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Cassin’s
Sparrows, and Black-throated Sparrow.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Coal Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper
Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel. On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and
Cynthia Madsen reported Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at
Coal Creek OS, JoAnn Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel. On July 8 at Coal Creek
OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel. On July 9 at Coal Creek OS,
Wendi Fisher reported 2 Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.
---On July 9 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Coope
reported Eastern Phoebe.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak,
Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver, Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar
reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. On July 8 at Running Deer NA,
Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch Kilpatrick and Steve Rash
reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE. On July 9 at Running Deer NA,
Lisa Edwards and Norm Erthal reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren. On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported
Pacific Wren. On July 9 on West Creek, Kevin Keirn reported Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 9 at 6375 CR 92, Carr, Cara Joos reported 5 McCown’s Longspurs.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
---On July 9 at Uncompahgre NF Whitewater, Matthew Strimas-Mackey and Carol
Ortenzio reported Grace’s Warblers.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On July 9 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road, Norm Lewis reported Lucy’s
Warbler.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.


OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Creek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.
---On July 9 on Hwy 550 near Ridgway, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait, and
Jeff Dawson reported Lewis’s Woodpecker.
---On July 9 at Ridgway Reservoir and SP, Doug Kibbe, Mackenzie Goldthwait
and Jeff Dawson reported Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, and 4 Willet
(western).

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 9 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret. On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan
reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)
---On July 9 at Pueblo Mountain Park, David Tonnessen reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On July 8 at CR 153 very N end, Gary Lefko reported 2 Sharp-tailed
Grouse.
---On July 8 Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel at CR 153 and CR 92 NE (1), CR
153and CR 112 NE (6), and CR 159 and CR 92 (1).


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Beaver Brook Trail
Tuesday, July 10
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Slighsby (Paslingsby AT comcast.net; 720-347-5169 mobile)

Park County Explorations
Wednesday, July 11
5:00 Am – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Rocky Mountain National Park
Wednesday, July 11
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Edmund J Holub (edmund.holub AT GMAIL.COM; 303-979-2194)

KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/9/18 10:25 pm
From: Leif Saul <leif999...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
It's tragic but it's also exciting to see with your own eyes what one
normally just reads about in books!

Here's a study (2004) showing cowbirds don't push out host eggs because the
begging noise of the larger group of nestlings elicits more feeding by the
parent:
https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/08/05_cowbird.shtml

Dr. Alex Cruz (who recently passed away as noted in these forums) was an
expert on brood parasitism - apparently studied cowbird parasitism in
Boulder County a while back - I found an old manuscript
here: https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/4260_Cruz_Alexander_Long-1-201307091313.pdf

Apparently hosts sometimes do successfully raise young in addition to the
cowbird chick, though obviously would be better off without the cowbird,
which outcompetes the host chicks as was mentioned.

On Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:56:35 AM UTC-6, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>
> For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have
> been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting
> along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our
> visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with
> the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went
> along.
>
>
>
> I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought
> was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior –
> the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most
> of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs
> increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these
> shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based
> on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.
>
>
>
> There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the
> nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from
> near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And
> then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged:
> cowbird.
>
>
>
> We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the nest
> – under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that the
> nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under a
> sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female
> cowbird found the nest under the bridge.
>
>
>
> A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was interesting
> today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf Willow and
> downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much more
> flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was.
> Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.
>
>
>
> Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make
> daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some
> were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).
>
>
>
> 5/24 – Male present
>
> 6/6 – Female arrives
>
> 6/7 – Female carrying nesting material
>
> 6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows
>
> 6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female ate
> or fed food.
>
> 6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs
>
> 7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by
> female, possibly by male).
>
>
>
> Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.
>
>
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
>
> Centennial, CO
>

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Date: 7/9/18 8:34 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border

>
> What factors determine whether a vagrant condor is "countable"?
>
Ben Sampson
Centennial, CO

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Date: 7/9/18 3:13 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
Interesting saga. The snake involved is most likely the western terrestrial garter snake, which is highly variable in pattern but is usually fairly plain brown. Of course many snakes eat birds and many climb trees to find them, especially nesting situations with eggs and nestlings. I would agree with Chuck that rat snakes and bull snakes (aka gopher) are common tree climbers. The pink coachwhips in the southeastern part of the state have startled me more once going up or down trees with amazing speed. Rattlesnakes get ground-nesting birds on the Pawnee. Certainly snakes can open wide, certainly the real bulk of birds is less than meets the eye when their feathers are fluffed, certainly nestlings have more pliable bones than older birds. Snakes can swallow large objects by stretching bones only joined by ligaments (I.e., not truly fused), so it is not a true "dislocation". Achieving an angle of 150 degrees is possible in some species.

Thank you, John, for bringing this rarely observed event and even rarer documentation to us.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 9, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...><mailto:<chundertmark8...>> wrote:

The snake may have detected the nest in the tree before climbing, but more likely, it was just systematically hunting. In New Mexico many years ago I watched a coachwhip systematically cruising cholla cactuses presumably for nests. Despite the thorns, the snake was able to navigate up and down the chollas rather quickly.

During the second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, at Riverside Park in Fort Morgan I watched a largish gopher snake hunting nests among cattails. The snake was swimming in shallow water while adult Red-winged Blackbirds followed its route scolding all the way. Periodically, the snake climbed among the cattails to check a nest. I couldn’t determine whether it was successful. Some of the nests may have been empty.

I don’t know if garter snakes can unhinge their jaws to swallow large prey, but I believe some snakes do. In that vein, in New Mexico I once watched a gopher snake on an American Coot nest. The snake was swallowing the coot eggs. It would open its mouth to encompass an egg. It slowly moved the egg into its throat. I could watch the egg move along the snake’s body until the reptile gave a slight twist, and the egg slowly elongated. The snake then engulfed the next egg.

We now and then witness Darwin’s struggle for survival.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

On Jul 9, 2018, at 1:05 PM, <mvjohnski...><mailto:<mvjohnski...> wrote:

Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard, and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20 minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.



Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we strolled down the trail to the vehicle.



The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.



Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest? I am not exactly sure.



Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to accomplish such a feat.



John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO



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Date: 7/9/18 3:03 pm
From: <jrealy...>
Subject: [cobirds] FOS calliope hummingbird
Saw our first calliope of the season, a male, arrived at feeder at 3:50
p.m. today. Two days after first rufous, (one male) 7/8/18.
John and Gisela Ealy
Roxborough Park
Douglas County

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Date: 7/9/18 2:03 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
The snake may have detected the nest in the tree before climbing, but more likely, it was just systematically hunting. In New Mexico many years ago I watched a coachwhip systematically cruising cholla cactuses presumably for nests. Despite the thorns, the snake was able to navigate up and down the chollas rather quickly.

During the second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, at Riverside Park in Fort Morgan I watched a largish gopher snake hunting nests among cattails. The snake was swimming in shallow water while adult Red-winged Blackbirds followed its route scolding all the way. Periodically, the snake climbed among the cattails to check a nest. I couldn’t determine whether it was successful. Some of the nests may have been empty.

I don’t know if garter snakes can unhinge their jaws to swallow large prey, but I believe some snakes do. In that vein, in New Mexico I once watched a gopher snake on an American Coot nest. The snake was swallowing the coot eggs. It would open its mouth to encompass an egg. It slowly moved the egg into its throat. I could watch the egg move along the snake’s body until the reptile gave a slight twist, and the egg slowly elongated. The snake then engulfed the next egg.

We now and then witness Darwin’s struggle for survival.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

> On Jul 9, 2018, at 1:05 PM, <mvjohnski...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard, and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20 minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>
> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>
> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>
> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest? I am not exactly sure.
>
> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to accomplish such a feat.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
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Date: 7/9/18 1:46 pm
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes
Sure hope the rest of the flycatcher nestlings are able to fledge before
they become the next meal. The parents must have been beside themselves.

*Linda Hodges*

*​Colorado Springs​*


On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM, <mvjohnski...> wrote:

> Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
> forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
> when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
> the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
> Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
> up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
> snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
> the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
> sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
> all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
> and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
> minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
> deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
> handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
> and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.
>
>
>
> Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree
> with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions
> of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we
> strolled down the trail to the vehicle.
>
>
>
> The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
> Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
> pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
> brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.
>
>
>
> Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it
> a keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest?
> I am not exactly sure.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big
> as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which
> was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act
> to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to
> accomplish such a feat.
>
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
>
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Date: 7/9/18 12:06 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Shocking Saga at Sand Dunes


Yesterday some friends and I saw a shocking sight that I will not soon
forget. I was hiking and birding at the Great Sand Dunes with some friends
when we spotted bird activity at eye level in an aspen tree on the side of
the trail 15 feet ahead. Flitting around the tree was a pair of alarmed
Dusky Flycatchers. Soon, we spotted a small nest in the tree, about 4 feet
up, with something odd sticking out of the nest. My friend said “It’s a
snake!” Sure enough there was a 14 inch Western Garter Snake coiled around
the nest and in its mouth was one of the three nestlings! What a shocking
sight to see! It was quite disturbing to watch but then again, this goes on
all the time in nature, and is rarely witnessed. We had to swallow hard,
and watch the drama unfold. The snake stayed on the nest for a good 20
minutes and continued to grapple with the nestling which was long since
deceased. The bird seemed so much bigger than this small snake could
handle. We left the scene after watching this disturbing yet amazing event
and headed up the Mosca Pass Trail.



Upon our return 45 minutes later, we saw the snake at the base of the tree
with the bird nearly devoured. We left the scene under the mixed emotions
of grief, sadness and amazement all chaotically working inside us as we
strolled down the trail to the vehicle.



The event sparked a number of questions. First, I never knew Western
Garter Snakes could climb a tree so well and skillfully. I had always
pictured them as ground-hunting predators, slinking through the grasses and
brush. To see one in a tree definitely shattered my long-held belief.



Secondly, how did the snake know there was food in that direction? Was it a
keen sense of smell? Or was it the sound of chirping babies on the nest? I
am not exactly sure.



Thirdly, the snake was not large, being about 14 inches in length…not big
as garter snakes go. But this snake successfully devoured the chick which
was the size of a ping pong ball! It did take considerable time for the act
to be completed, but I never knew snakes had such an extreme ability to
accomplish such a feat.


John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO



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Date: 7/9/18 10:10 am
From: Suke C Lee <mclee72...>
Subject: [cobirds] Manitou Lake, Teller
A quick walk around Manitou Lake, Teller County:

Canada Geese

Mallards

Common Mergansers (family of 6 plus one other individual)

American White Pelican, 2

Prairie Falcon

California Gull, 2

Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 4

Belted Kingfisher

Red-naped Sapsucker, bringing food to nest cavity

Cordilleran Flycatcher, pair, carrying food in turns

American Crow, carrying food and being chased by RW Blackbirds

Tree Swallows

Violet-green Swallows

Barn Swallows feeding nestlings

Yellow Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Song Sparrow

Red-naped Sapsucker taking food to nestlings in tree cavity. Thank you to visiting birder from Midwest!

Red-wing Blackbirds

Common Grackles feeding fledglings.

Most fun find : two beaver babies, and one adult.

There were probably more species but could only spend a short time at lake.

Marie Cecile Lee

Elbert, CO


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Date: 7/9/18 9:52 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
Hi all

From Don J (Laramie, WY):

"For anyone considering a possible chase, I would caution that it is
roughly a 3mi hike with more than 2000' of elevation gain on a very rocky
and, in places, snowy trail to reach the top of Medicine Bow. The road in
to Lewis Lake and Sugarloaf isn't open yet, but you can park at the highway
and walk 1mi along the road to the trailhead. It didn't appear that this
bird had moved much since yesterday, but for its own sake I hope that it
isn't there for too much longer. Fingers crossed that it's just digesting
a big meal and will happily take to the skies again soon!"

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


On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:28:27 AM UTC-6, Todd Deininger wrote:
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> See more details on CFO Facebook page.
>
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 10:24 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
> <cob......> <javascript:>> wrote:
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>> Hi all
>>
>> A fellow U. S. Forest Service employee/birder enlightened me about this
>> nearby (west of) Laramie, WY bird:
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47076167
>>
>> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://coloradobirder.club/
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Date: 7/9/18 9:28 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
See more details on CFO Facebook page.

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>
> A fellow U. S. Forest Service employee/birder enlightened me about this
> nearby (west of) Laramie, WY bird:
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>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 7/9/18 9:25 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] FYI: Caifornia Condor Near Our WY Border
Hi all

A fellow U. S. Forest Service employee/birder enlightened me about this
nearby (west of) Laramie, WY bird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47076167

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

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Date: 7/9/18 8:45 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nunn Guy Field Trip: Breakfast and Birding on the "Other" Pawnee National Grassland
Hi all

Field trip I am leading this Saturday (date and time in Information block
(upper right) on URL below):

-
http://coloradobirder.club/m/events/view/Nunn-Guy-Field-Trip-Breakfast-and-Birding-on-the-Other-Pawnee-National-Grassland

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 7/9/18 8:24 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] More Burrowing Owl Counting [Weld]
Hi all

To add to previous total of 116 Burrowing Owl, I birded very eastern side
of Pawnee National Grassland and picked up another 60 for grand total of
176 (so far). I will be updating my Pawnee National Grassland map here (
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1u6nalDC4fXltmTBvu2hwqfvdgDwVrrhM&usp=sharing)
with these new locations sometime today. Beautiful area of Pawnee NG don't
hear much birds reporting from it--some roads very birdy (and there is some
water, too)!

Other birds:

- Tons and tons of Horned Lark (families); Grasshopper Sparrow
(families); Western Meadowlark (families)
- Lots of Lark Bunting (families)
- Few Cassin's Sparrow heard
- 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse (very north end of Weld CR 153. They were
hidden in excavated dirt piles covered in weeds across from a missile silo)
- 8 Dickcissel (Weld CR 153/92 NE (1); Weld CR 153/112 NE (6); Weld
153/92 (1))
- Ferruginous Hawk platform at Hwy 71/Weld CR 116 had a nice nest no
birds (gone?)
- Pronghorn nursery (8 youngsters, couple of families) at Weld CR
124/Hwy 71 1-2m E on N

Next message I post will be announcement for a trip to eastern Pawnee NG.

Photos:
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-National-Grassland-East-Stoneham/

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 7/9/18 7:22 am
From: David Waltman <djwaltman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Rufous Hummingbird
First Rufous of the year today, a female.

David Waltman

Boulder

Foothills, 1/2 way between Boulder and Lyons

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Date: 7/9/18 6:16 am
From: Gary Faust - Lisa Edwards <lagh2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
All,

The Common Gallinule graced 5 birders with it’s presence for about 30 seconds at 7 am this morning.

Lisa Edwards
Palmer Lake, CO

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Date: 7/9/18 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 July 2018
Date: July 9, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 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 changed.
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Redhead (*Arapahoe)
Ring-necked Duck (Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (Kiowa)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Arapahoe)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas, Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Willet (Boulder, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, Kiowa, Larimer, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Kiowa, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, *Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle, Summit)
Mississippi Kite (Adams, *El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Clear Creek)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*El Paso, *Garfield, Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Weld)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (*Pueblo)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, Mesa)
Common Raven (Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Gunnison)
Blue-gray Gnatcathcer (*Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek, Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Montrose)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, *Garfield, Mesa, Montrose)
Dickcissel (Alamosa, Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan, *Rio Grande, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit. On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On July 8 at McKay Lake, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 Bushtit.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 7 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 8 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported
6 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 8 at Cherry Creek SP Cottonwood Creek Wetlands, Gregg Goodrich
and his DFO Field Trip reported 2 Redhead.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On July 3 at South Mesa Trail Meg Reck reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
----On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich reported
Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July 4 at
Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet. On July
5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm Dunning,
David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6 at
Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.
---On July 8 on Gold Hill Road at mm 10.4 W of Gold Hill, Chip Clouse
reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green
Heron. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, James McCall reported Green
Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On Juliy 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites. On July 8 at Adams Open Space, Alison Hixon reported
Mississippi Kite.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 8 at Kettle Lakes, John Drummond reported Black Phoebe.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 on I 70 E at New Castle, Adam Zions reported Black Phoebe and
Indigo Bunting.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On July 8 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dale Bonk reported 3 Marsh Wren.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Coal Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper
Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel. On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and
Cynthia Madsen reported Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at
Coal Creek OS, JoAnn Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel. On July 8 at Coal
Crfeek OS, Christine Alexander reported Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed
Rumberger reported Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3 at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko
reported Green Heron and Sean Walters reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4
at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and several other birders reported COMMON
GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot suggests bringing a ladder to views the
bird above the vegetation. On July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm
Erthal and Joey Angstman reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running
Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak, Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver,
Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. On
July 8 at Running Deer NA, Eric DeFonso, Jay Breidt, Glenn Walbek, Loch
Kilpatrick and Steve Rash reported Green Heron and COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren. On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported
Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.


OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Crfeek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 6 and 7 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret. On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan
reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 7 at Valco Ponds SWA, David Tonnessen reported 3 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern) (2 ad, 1 imm)

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.
---On July 7 on CO 112 at mm 10 just w of CR 44, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported 2 Dickcissel.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Park County Explorations
Monday, July 9
5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Beaver Brook Trail
Tuesday, July 10
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Slighsby (Paslingsby AT comcast.net; 720-347-5169 mobile)

Park County Explorations
Wednesday, July 11
5:00 Am – 4:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)

Rocky Mountain National Park
Wednesday, July 11
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Edmund J Holub (edmund.holub AT GMAIL.COM; 303-979-2194)

KEN CARYL VALLEY AREA
THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DAVID SUDDJIAN (DSUDDJIAN AT GMAIL.COM; 831-7132-8659)

FIRST CREEK AT DENVER OPEN SPACE
SATURDAY, JULY 14
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PATRICK O’DRISCOLL (PATRODRISK AT GMAIL.COM; 303-885-6955 (CELL))

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
SATURDAY, JULY 14
7:39 AM – 11:00 AM
A.J. GEST (OFFSETAJ AT COMCAST.NET; 303-994-2420)

STAUNTON SP
SUNDAY, JULY 15
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
CHRIS GILBERT (CHRISGEE9 AT GMAIL.COM; 804-213-1508)
THIS TRIP IS FULL.

LYONS AREA
SUNDAY, JULY 15
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RAYMOND DAVID & MARY CAY BURGER (DAVISBLACKDOG AT GMAIL.COM; 303-823-5332)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/8/18 9:02 pm
From: Steven Rash <srashchiro...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer
So glad it came back out for you Eric! Definitely 2nd the ladders.

Steve Rash
Denver Co.

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Date: 7/8/18 6:03 pm
From: macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
And for those looking in the other, lower side of the state, in Rio Grande Cnty, I found ATTWs on my BBS route in the San Juans on 6/28 & 6/29 at two spots: on Forest Service Rd 360 about 13 miles south of South Fork; and about 20-21 miles southwest of Del Norte on Forest Service Rd 329 east off of CR 14 (southwest & south of Fuchs Reservoir).


ATTWs used to nest in large spruce at the top just west of the reservoir and also across the valley to the south, but most of the large Engelmann Spruce in the region have died in the last few years from spruce beetles (i.e. their larvae), and some of their nest trees were logged two years ago. There are still plenty of standing dead spruce in the region, on slopes too steep to be logged easily, so I hope the habitat remains suitable for ATTWs in years to come.




Marty Wolf
NW CO Spgs



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Sent: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 1:56 pm
Subject: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty



I just had 2 counter-drumming ATTWs at about mm10.4 west of Gold Hill on my BBS route.


Chip Clouse
Golden (currently Gold Hill Rd)

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Date: 7/8/18 3:57 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Larimer
Hi folks,

It took a while, but the Common Gallinule did make an appearance this
morning at the usual spot at Running Deer Natural Area (see previous
messages for directions, etc.)

I was beginning to feel a bit cursed when, after waiting over 3 hours,
everyone in the group I was around including some who had waited 4 hours
got a brief glimpse of the bird except me. (Those ladders really are a good
idea.) Everyone left not long after but I stuck around, disbelieving that I
should be so unlucky as to miss such a close call after investing so much
time there. And eventually, 10 minutes after Loch and Glenn departed, the
Gallinule indeed reappeared on the west edge of the pond in good light and
even offered some nice looks. I did try digiscoping and videoscoping it,
but an iPhone really doesn't know how to focus on something when the view
is through the tops of reeds.

This was around 9:45am.

If the bird is on a schedule, I sure as heck don't know what it is.

Eric

p.s. LADDERS!

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

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Date: 7/8/18 12:56 pm
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
I just had 2 counter-drumming ATTWs at about mm10.4 west of Gold Hill on my
BBS route.

Chip Clouse
Golden (currently Gold Hill Rd)

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Date: 7/8/18 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 July 2018
Date: July 8, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 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 changed.
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Ring-necked Duck (*Kiowa)
Lesser Scaup (*Kiowa)
Bufflehead (*Boulder)
Hooded Merganser (*Adams, Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan, *Weld)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (*Arapahoe)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas, *Kiowa)
Western Sandpiper (*Weld)
Solitary Sandpiper (*Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (*Kiowa, *Larimer, *Weld)
Willet (Boulder, *Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, *Kiowa, *Larimer, *Weld)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Snowy Egret (Eagle)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, *Kiowa, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver, *Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Eagle, Summit)
Mississippi Kite (*Adams, El Paso)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Grand)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*Ouray, Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, *Weld)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, Mesa)
Common Raven (*Weld)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bushtit (Adams, Gilpin, *Weld)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcathcer (*Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek, *Gunnison)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, *Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers)
Brown-headed Cowbird (*Arapahoe)
American Redstart (Douglas)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Montrose
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Mesa. *Montrose)
Dickcissel (*Alamosa, Boulder, *Jefferson, *Kiowa, Logan, *Rio Grande,
*Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit. On July 7 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, Arthur Gest
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 7 on Ponds S of Big Dry Creek Parks, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
juv Hooded Mergansers.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at CR CC and CR 22 S of Alamosa, John Rawinski reported
Dickcissels.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 7 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher feeding Cowbird.
---On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 7 at Littleton Cemetery David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.
---On July 6 at Willow Spring OS, Jared Del Rosso reported Long-billed
Curlew.
---On July 7 at Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot,
Ben Sanders, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail, David Chernack reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa Trail Meg Reck reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
----On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy Pheneger
and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July
4 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet. On
July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.
---On July 7 at Golden Pond Park and NA, Keith Leland reported Bufflehead.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and
Meg Reck reported Green Heron. On July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center,
Steve Herbert reported Green Heron. On July 7 at Bluff Lake Nature Center,
James McCall reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.
---On Juliy 7 at Platte Canyon Reservoir, Diane Roberts reported Eastern
Phoebe.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7 at White River NF, Carbondale, Steven Horvath reported Fox
Sparrow and 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Coal Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan
Bushong reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 4 at Coal
Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel.
On July 6 at Coal Creek OS, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported
Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On July 7 at Coal Creek OS, JoAnn
Hackos reported 4 Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Schmit reported 4 Ring-necked
Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 8 Black-necked Stilt, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Snowy Plover,
Least Sandpiper, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, and
Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed
Rumberger reported Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On July 7 at Running Deer NA, Steve Stachoswiak,
Caroline Olson, Andy Bankert, Cameron Carver, Dean Shoup, and Nick Komar
reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren. On July 7 on West Creek, David Dowell reported
Pacific Wren.
---On July 6 at Wellington SWA Cobb Lake Unit, Andy Bankert and Caroline
Olson reported 2 Greater Yellowlegs and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Point FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On July 7 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Black-throated Gray
Warblers, and 2 Indigo Bunting.


OURAY COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Billy Crfeek SWA, Norm Lewis reported Black Phoebe.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole. On July 6 and 7 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported
Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret. On July 7 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Van Truan
reported 2 Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On July 7 on Swede Lane 2 Miles N of Monte Vista on US 285, John
Rawinski reported 12 Dickcissels.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 7 at Centennial Valley SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Northern
Bobwhite, 9 Dickcissel, 14 Orchard Orioles.
---On July 7 at Central Plains Experimental Range, Bruce Cyganowski and
Jonelle Balias reported 1 Common Ravens.
---On July 7 at Woods Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Western Sandpipeprs,
1 juv Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On July 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported Bushtit
and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information


Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/7/18 3:51 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common gallinule (Larimer County)
The common gallinule just made an appearance in the usual spot between 4:40 and 4:45 PM today. Good spot by Dean Shoup.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 7/7/18 2:20 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dickcissels A Plenty
Got a report this week that a couple of Dickcissels were seen on Rd CC and
Rd 22 south of Alamosa. There were less numbers than last year however.

Today I took a bike ride and encountered no less than 12 Dickcissels on
Swede Lane, which is 2 miles north of Monte Vista on Hwy 285 (Rio Grande
County). Swede Lane travels west and watch the hayfields on the north side
of the road as well as fence posts and power poles. easy to find at the
moment although hay cutting is commencing. In spite of the drought, pretty
good numbers of this species once again. Will check other locations to see
how they fare as well.

Wonder how smoke affects birds. On east winds , the Spring Fire has us
coughing and on westerly, the 416 Fire.

John Rawinski
From occasionally smoky Monte Vista, Colorado




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Date: 7/7/18 12:38 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
Great monitoring and documentation.

Chuck Hundertmark

> On Jul 7, 2018, at 11:56 AM, Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> wrote:
>
>
> For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went along.
>
>
> I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior – the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.
>
>
> There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged: cowbird.
>
>
> We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the nest – under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that the nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under a sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female cowbird found the nest under the bridge.
>
>
> A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was interesting today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf Willow and downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much more flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was. Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.
>
>
> Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).
>
>
> 5/24 – Male present
>
> 6/6 – Female arrives
>
> 6/7 – Female carrying nesting material
>
> 6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows
>
> 6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female ate or fed food.
>
> 6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs
>
> 7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by female, possibly by male).
>
>
> Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.
>
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
>
> Centennial, CO
>
>
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Date: 7/7/18 12:25 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ken Caryl Ranch - Evening Grosbeaks, and nesting Common Poorwill 7/7
This morning 2 (male and female) *Evening Grosbeaks* flew over near my Ken
Caryl Valley home at Massey Draw. This were just my third July detection of
the species at Ken Caryl Ranch in 5 years.

The incubating adult *Common Poorwill *continued at its nest this morning.
The photo below shows the bird in different lighting than the photo I sent
earlier in the week, but in the same position. While in the shade the bird
looks quite dark and charcoal-toned.




David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 7/7/18 11:40 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
In a word, yes. The Cowbird fledgling might be all that is successful. There are many aspects of the parasitism that can reduce host success. Female cowbirds may remove a host egg. The cowbird chick is often much larger than the host chicks and outcompetes in the nest. And more.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, Co

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> On Jul 7, 2018, at 12:04 PM, Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> wrote:
>
> Fascinating, Jared.
> So, you didn't mention Cordy "siblings." No sign of any others?
> I'm ignorant about the dynamics, but once hatched, do cowbird surrogate chicks outcompete their host nestmates to the point that they end up being the "only child"?
>
>
>> On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> wrote:
>> For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went along.
>>
>>
>>
>> I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior – the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.
>>
>>
>>
>> There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged: cowbird.
>>
>>
>>
>> We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the nest – under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that the nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under a sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female cowbird found the nest under the bridge.
>>
>>
>>
>> A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was interesting today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf Willow and downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much more flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was. Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.
>>
>>
>>
>> Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).
>>
>>
>>
>> 5/24 – Male present
>>
>> 6/6 – Female arrives
>>
>> 6/7 – Female carrying nesting material
>>
>> 6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows
>>
>> 6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female ate or fed food.
>>
>> 6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs
>>
>> 7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by female, possibly by male).
>>
>>
>>
>> Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.
>>
>>
>>
>> - Jared Del Rosso
>>
>> Centennial, CO
>>
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Date: 7/7/18 11:05 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
Fascinating, Jared.
So, you didn't mention Cordy "siblings." No sign of any others?
I'm ignorant about the dynamics, but once hatched, do cowbird surrogate
chicks outcompete their host nestmates to the point that they end up being
the "only child"?

Patrick O'Driscoll
Denver

On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 12:04 PM, Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
wrote:

> Fascinating, Jared.
> So, you didn't mention Cordy "siblings." No sign of any others?
> I'm ignorant about the dynamics, but once hatched, do cowbird surrogate
> chicks outcompete their host nestmates to the point that they end up being
> the "only child"?
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
> > wrote:
>
>> For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have
>> been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting
>> along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our
>> visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with
>> the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went
>> along.
>>
>>
>>
>> I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought
>> was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior –
>> the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most
>> of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs
>> increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these
>> shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based
>> on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.
>>
>>
>>
>> There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the
>> nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from
>> near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And
>> then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged:
>> cowbird.
>>
>>
>>
>> We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the
>> nest – under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that
>> the nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under
>> a sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female
>> cowbird found the nest under the bridge.
>>
>>
>>
>> A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was
>> interesting today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf
>> Willow and downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much
>> more flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was.
>> Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.
>>
>>
>>
>> Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make
>> daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some
>> were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).
>>
>>
>>
>> 5/24 – Male present
>>
>> 6/6 – Female arrives
>>
>> 6/7 – Female carrying nesting material
>>
>> 6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows
>>
>> 6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female
>> ate or fed food.
>>
>> 6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs
>>
>> 7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by
>> female, possibly by male).
>>
>>
>>
>> Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.
>>
>>
>>
>> - Jared Del Rosso
>>
>> Centennial, CO
>>
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Date: 7/7/18 11:04 am
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)
Fascinating, Jared.
So, you didn't mention Cordy "siblings." No sign of any others?
I'm ignorant about the dynamics, but once hatched, do cowbird surrogate
chicks outcompete their host nestmates to the point that they end up being
the "only child"?


On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
wrote:

> For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have
> been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting
> along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our
> visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with
> the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went
> along.
>
>
>
> I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought
> was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior –
> the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most
> of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs
> increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these
> shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based
> on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.
>
>
>
> There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the
> nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from
> near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And
> then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged:
> cowbird.
>
>
>
> We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the nest
> – under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that the
> nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under a
> sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female
> cowbird found the nest under the bridge.
>
>
>
> A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was interesting
> today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf Willow and
> downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much more
> flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was.
> Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.
>
>
>
> Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make
> daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some
> were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).
>
>
>
> 5/24 – Male present
>
> 6/6 – Female arrives
>
> 6/7 – Female carrying nesting material
>
> 6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows
>
> 6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female ate
> or fed food.
>
> 6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs
>
> 7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by
> female, possibly by male).
>
>
>
> Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.
>
>
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
>
> Centennial, CO
>
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Date: 7/7/18 10:56 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Nesting Cordies, But... - Cenntennial (Arapahoe)


For the better part of a month, Cynthia Madsen, Mary O’Connor, and I have
been dutifully watching a Cordilleran Flycatcher pair apparently nesting
along the Little Dry Creek in Centennial, CO (Arapahoe, approx. 5475’). Our
visits weren’t daily, but they were nearly so, and we’ve been rewarded with
the opportunity to observe the pair’s behavior as the apparent nest went
along.



I say apparent because we never found the nest, which we think / thought
was under a bridge over the creek. We inferred from changes in behavior –
the male ceasing to sing regularly, the female remaining out of sight most
of the time, the female reappearing to make food runs, those food runs
increasing in frequency – that nesting was occurring. The timeline of these
shifts in behavior roughly corresponded to the timeline we calculated based
on Atlas data about Cordy nesting.



There was definitely a nest, we now know. Today, when I arrived at the
nesting location, I was thrilled to hear some apparent begging calls from
near the bridge. The pair continually visited the location with food. And
then, from some movement near the apparent parents, a fledgling emerged:
cowbird.



We’d worried about cowbirds but hoped that the likely location of the nest
– under the bridge – would protect against that. It’s possible that the
nest, in fact, was near but not under the bridge – or that it was under a
sort of “eave” around the bridge. Or it’s just possible that a female
cowbird found the nest under the bridge.



A small, not-quite-consolation: the Cordy feeding behavior was interesting
today. Previously, they had been flycatching in a Peachleaf Willow and
downstream from the bridge, out of view. Today, they did much more
flycatching nearer the bridge, where the fledgling cowbird was.
Specifically, I saw several efforts to nab insects from the ground.



Here’s the timeline of our observations, keeping in mind we didn’t make
daily visits, nor were our visits always at the same time of day. And some
were relatively brief (20-30 minutes).



5/24 – Male present

6/6 – Female arrives

6/7 – Female carrying nesting material

6/23 (or so) – Male singing slows

6/27 – Female carrying food – one run observed; not apparent if female ate
or fed food.

6/28 – Female leaving nest more frequently on food runs

7/7 – Cowbird fledgling near bridge, fed by Cordy pair (definitely by
female, possibly by male).



Not the outcome I was hoping for, but so it goes.



- Jared Del Rosso

Centennial, CO

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Date: 7/7/18 10:36 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gallinule
The Larimer C Gallinule made a brief appearance at 11:33 at its usual spot
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont

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Date: 7/7/18 7:13 am
From: Carrie Olson <caolson12...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
Running Deer bird, technically at the CSU Environmental Learning Center, seen sporadically between at 7:05-7:18 in the usual spot.

Caroline Olson
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/7/18 6:38 am
From: Steve Stachowiak <smka2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule - Running Deer
Cobirders,

The bird was present at 7:15 this morning and very accommodating at the previously described location.

Good birding,
Steve Stachowiak
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Date: 7/7/18 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 July 2018
Date: July 7, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 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 changed.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Hooded Merganser (Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas)
Willet (Boulder, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, Larimer)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Snowy Egret (*Eagle)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Kiowa, Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (*Eagle, Summit)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Grand)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (*Eagle)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, *Mesa)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Bushtit (Adams, Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, *Prowers, Yuma)
American Redstart (Douglas, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams, Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, *Mesa, Otero)
Dickcissel (*Boulder, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Logan)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 1 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 4 on High Line
Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 3 Chipping
Sparrows. On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 2 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot,
Ben Sanders, Tracy and Luke Pheneger reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy Pheneger reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail, David Chernack
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa Trail Meg Reck
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa Trail, Jon Webb
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
----On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy Pheneger
and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July
4 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet. On
July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern. On July 6
at Lagerman Reservoir, Peter Gent, Jack and Ryan Bushong, and Steve Rash
reported Caspian Tern.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.
---On July 4 in field at SE corner of St Vrain Rd and N 65th St, Peter Gent
reported Dickcissels.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron. On
July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On July 6 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, and Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago Tabares, Jeremiah
Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 2 at Coal
Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan Bushong reported
Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 4 at Coal Creek OS, Cameron
Carver reported 5 Grasshopper Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel. On July 6 at Coal
Creek OS, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported Grasshopper Sparrow and
Dickcissel.
---On July 4 at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed
Rumberger reported Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.
---On July 6 at Telephone Trail Area, Nic Korte reported Williamson’s
Sapsucker and Grace’s Warbler.
---On July 6 at Divide Road Thimble Pointg FR # 417, Christine Alexander
reported 3 Canada Jay, 2 Purple Martin, Grace’s Warbler and Indigo Bunting.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole. On July 6 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore
Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/6/18 8:46 pm
From: Jay Breidt <jbreidt...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
I was there 6-10am, one of the first two to arrive and last to leave. About
17 people around at max. No luck at all during that time.
Jay Breidt
Fort Collins

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 5:45 PM Steven Rash <srashchiro...> wrote:

> Anyone have any luck with that little bugger this morning? Haven't seen
> any posts on eBird, but that doesn't mean a heck of a whole lot.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve Rash
>
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Date: 7/6/18 7:06 pm
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Notes from NW Custer County
COBirders-- For the wildlife this has been a difficult summer at our place,
9200 ft. up in the Sangre de Cristo range. Normally we enjoy watching
several species of birds doing their best to fulfill the promise of the
breeding season. Because of the drought, the grass has turned brown and the
water courses are barely a trickle. Likewise the insect population is quite
depleted.

The Mountain Bluebirds that have regularly nested in one of our birdboxes
in past years built a nest in late May but gradually gave up on egg laying,
sensing the lack of food for nestlings.

Also the Cordilleran Flycatchers never finished the nest they started in
the usual place under our deck roof but have continued to sing occasionally
from the trees up the hill. We doubt they have tried nesting elsewhere.

Many Broad-tailed Hummingbirds apparently were successful in fledging
young although maybe in fewer numbers than usual. The first Rufous showed
up June 28, just a tad early. He was not quite as docile and the first male
Rufous migrants usually are, but the latest arrivals came in with the normal
level of bellicosity for these little warriors.

We did get a sprinkle on Thursday and hope for some monsoon relief soon.

Leon Bright, rural Westcliffe and Pueblo

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Date: 7/6/18 5:57 pm
From: Steven Rash <srashchiro...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
Thank you for the update Rachel, sorry to hear ya struck out :/

Steve Rash
Denver Co.

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Date: 7/6/18 5:34 pm
From: Rachel Hopper <r-hopper...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
I was there last night from 5:30-7:30pm & did not see it. I was also there from 5:45am until 8:30am this morning. The bird had not been seen when I left. Don’t know what happened after that...

Rachel Hopper
Ft. Collins

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 6, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:
>
> Yes, inquiring minds want to know!
>
> Eric
>
> -------
> Eric DeFonso
> Coal Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, CO (at exactly 8,000' ASL)
>
>> On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 5:45 PM, Steven Rash <srashchiro...> wrote:
>> Anyone have any luck with that little bugger this morning? Haven't seen any posts on eBird, but that doesn't mean a heck of a whole lot.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Steve Rash
>>
>> Denver Co.
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Date: 7/6/18 5:18 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
Yes, inquiring minds want to know!

Eric

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

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 5:45 PM, Steven Rash <srashchiro...> wrote:

> Anyone have any luck with that little bugger this morning? Haven't seen
> any posts on eBird, but that doesn't mean a heck of a whole lot.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve Rash
>
> Denver Co.
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Date: 7/6/18 4:45 pm
From: Steven Rash <srashchiro...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule
Anyone have any luck with that little bugger this morning? Haven't seen any
posts on eBird, but that doesn't mean a heck of a whole lot.

Thanks,

Steve Rash

Denver Co.

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Date: 7/6/18 4:32 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird, Larimer County
A Rufous showed up in our neighborhood yesterday.
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 8:07 PM, <irrivas15...> wrote:

> A male Rufous Hummingbird just showed up and took over one of our feeders
> tonight. Same date as last year!
>
> Pinewood Springs, Larimer County 6500 ft
>
> Irene Rivas
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Date: 7/6/18 2:48 pm
From: Peter Gent <gent...>
Subject: [cobirds] Caspian Tern and Dickcissel, Boulder Co.
All,

The Caspian Tern remained at Lagerman Reservoir at 2:30pm, which is between
63rd and 75th Streets in north Boulder Co. In addition, a few Dickcissel
are still in the field in the southeast corner of St Vrain Road and N 65th
Street. In fact, one was singing from the dead branches of the tree which
is just east of N 66th Street on Wednesday morning when I rode by. Go
soon, as this field will be cut any day.

Cheers, Peter Gent.
Boulder, CO.

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Date: 7/6/18 10:56 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbill in Pueblo West, Pueblo Co. 7/6
A flyover Red Crossbill was out on the plains in Pueblo West, Pueblo
County, a few minutes ago. Normally these aren't too normal on the
plains in early July, though, with all the fires in the mountains,
they are likely wandering around to get away from them.

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Date: 7/6/18 9:36 am
From: Mindy Hetrick <prairiepal7...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Canyon towhee, Larimer Co
Arvind, One showed up this spring at RMANWR, Adams county - seen and heard
by two refuge staff. Planned to document it on Ebird if it returned, but
it was a chance encounter. Must have flown your way! Glad you posted this.

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:57:14 AM UTC-6, Arvind wrote:
>
>
> A canyon towhee showed up in my yard this morning! Second time ever, last
> one was in 2015.
>
> As best as I can tell in eBird, this is the northernmost observation of
> the species.
>
> Arvind Panjabi
> Across from horsetooth mountain park
> Larimer co
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Date: 7/6/18 9:06 am
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County: Yellow-billed Cuckoo returns!
Yesterday morning the turmoil all around disappeared for a few brief
minutes when I heard the call of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Called it twice
and watched as it flew over my head and landed in a tree behind me...

In the Midwest these birds are called Rain Crows. This one conjured a
wonderful thunderstorm to help fight the Spring Fire! 😉

The fire is now 35% contained, mandatory evacuations have been lifted for
County Road 360 and adjacent areas...people are smiling and laughing for
the first time since we arrived home from Uganda early afternoon on Monday!
You can feel the relief and weight that has been lifted!

The Cuckoo returned this morning and I was finally able to capture my
favorite part of its call...have tried unsuccessfully so many times
before...the low, quiet "purrrrr" at the very end. Have tried to upload a
video to CFO Facebook and my own Facebook page. if it is successful,
listen very carefully for it.

Let us hope it portends more rain!

Polly Wren Neldner
La Veta, CO

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Date: 7/6/18 8:36 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] New DFO field trip to Ken Caryl Ranch July 12
As I mentioned in my post last night, a new DFO field trip has been added
to offer an opportunity to view the Common Poorwill nest, and otherwise
encounter poorwills and more. This will be an evening outing on July 12.

Register on the DFO page here:

https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 7/6/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 July 2018
Date: July 6, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 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 changed.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer, Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (Douglas)
Willet (*Boulder, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (Boulder, *Larimer)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (Denver, Kiowa, *Larimer, Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Summit)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Archuleta)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Hairy Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Grand, Larimer)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (*Teller)
Eastern Phoebe (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Bushtit (Adams, Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Sage Thrasher (Adams)
American Pipit (Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Gunnison)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gunnison)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Logan, Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan, Prowers, Yuma)
American Redstart (*Douglas, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (*Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams, *Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Otero)
Dickcissel (Douglas, *Jefferson, Kiowa, *Logan)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On July 1 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 4 on High Line
Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows. On July 5 at Littleton Cemetery, David
Suddjian reported 2 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Diane Roberts, David
Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported imm Little Blue Heron. On July 2 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot, Ben Sanders, Tracy
and Luke Pheneger reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 30 at South Mesa Trail, Chris Brown reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail,
David Chernack reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa
Trail Meg Reck reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa
Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
----On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy Pheneger
and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July
4 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet. On
July 5 at Lagerman Reservoir, David Ely, John Rutenbeck, Kathy Mihm
Dunning, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported Caspian Tern.
---On June 30, at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported 2
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.
---On July 5 at Dodd Reservoir, Katie Lehman and David Haskell reported
Caspian Tern caught a fish and headed to Lagerman Reservoir.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron. On
July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.
---On July 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.
---On July 5 at Roxborough SP, Chris Gilbert reported f American Redstart.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher. On July 5 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Tanja Britton reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On July 5 at Chico Basin Ranch, Cassidy, Robert, Tracy, and Tyler Ficker
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows
and 2 Dickcissel. On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago
Tabares, Jeremiah Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
On July 2 at Coal Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan
Bushong reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 4 at Coal
Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel.
---On June 30 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip
reported Northern Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red
Crossbills; Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher. On July 4
at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed
Rumberger reported Acorn Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation. On
July 5 at Running Deer NA, Todd Deininger and many other birders reported
COMMON GALLINULE and 2 Green Heron; Norm Erthal and Joey Angstman reported
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew Kelly reported Gray
Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.

---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret.
---On July 5 on Swallows Rd in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported 2 Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Manitou Lake SP, Aiden Moser reported Black Phoebe at
bottom of dam.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/5/18 10:01 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Poorwill nest at Ken Caryl Ranch July 3-5
I've been following *Common Poorwill* activity at Ken Caryl Ranch this year
(*no open public access, but see below for DFO field trip info*), visiting
four survey areas at intervals. Successive visits to one area in May each
had courtship activity and displays between a pair of poorwills. Habitat
conditions seemed prime right where I observed the interactions of the
pair, in this case foothill grassland with patches of Gambel oak, mountain
mahogany and three-leaved sumac, with boulders, small rock outcrops, and
areas of exposed earth at erosion sites.

Still, it was by chance on the evening of July 3, that I found a Common
Poorwill nest as I flushed a bird from its scrape where it had been
incubating two eggs. (photo below), in the very area where I had observed
displays in May. The adult flushed and landed nearby, and I kept my stay
near the nest short. It was near sunset, and I moved away from the nest and
waited until the period when poorwills would be calling. None called around
the nest vicinity during the main calling period of the evening. The nest
is situated at the north edge of a cluster of mountain mahogany and Gambel
oak, amid sparse grasses, small rocks and fallen leaves.



I returned on the evening of July 4, while the smokey evening sun was still
shining on the nest. I was able to find an observation point removed from
the nest where I could view with my scope while not disturbing the bird. In
the photo below, the poorwill is at the center of the image, facing left.
The bright green grass blades just below and left of center are directly in
front of the bird's bill and breast. The highest point of the bird is its
crown, which is mottled, and then the darker face below with the eye just
barely open -- it seemed to be aware of my presence, but made no sign of
being disturbed.



As it turns out I had a DFO field trip already scheduled for tonight July
5, which was an evening outing with poorwill as one of our focal birds! It
seems DFO is often in the right place at the right time, and we were able
to visit the nest area, and view in a way that did not disturb the bird. We
kept our stay short and most of the group remained out of view of the nest
when not viewing.

This is just the 2nd poorwill nest I've ever found, the other years being
ago in coastal California. That was "just" eggs in a remote area that I
could not easily get back to. So I am really looking forward to seeing this
nest progress to baby poorwills. Preventing disturbance remains a primary
concern. .

I am scheduling another DFO field trip for the evening of *July 12* to
offer an opportunity to view this nest site, and will post when it is
available for registration. *Ken Caryl Ranch is private, and the open space
areas of the Ranch are private.* I can offer these outings as a resident.
Enjoy!

I also have a previously-scheduled morning trip on *July 16*, and if the
nest is still active we will view it then. There may be a space yet open on
that trip, or often a few waiting list folks move up to the main list, so
it is worth going on the waiting list.

https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO


The poorwills and I were watching this sunset together.​ It is always
lovely out there.

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Date: 7/5/18 4:16 pm
From: Carol Sullivan <flam.owl...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bushtits in Larimer County
Bushtits visited my suet feeder both yesterday and today. A few came in
late winter, but didn't return until now.



I love to watch them. They are so neat and polite.



Carol Sullivan



Formerly of West Stove Prairie

Temporarily living in SW Loveland

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Date: 7/5/18 6:36 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Runnibg Deer, Larimer
Showed uo at 720 and was see for 14 minutes by 12 observers.

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Date: 7/5/18 5:38 am
From: Aiden Moser <aidenmoser10...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Phoebe, Teller County
Hello All,

Yesterday afternoon I observed a Black Phoebe at Manitou Lake State Park. The bird was foraging at the bottom of the dam. I took several photos if anyone would like to see them.

Aiden Moser
Henniker, NH

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Date: 7/5/18 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 July 2018
Date: July 5, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 5 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changed.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta)
Bufflehead (Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (*Arapahoe)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer, *Logan, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (*Montrose)
Black Swift (*Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Upland Sandpiper (*Logan)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Baird’s Sandpiper (El Paso)
Solitary Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (*Douglas)
Willet (* Boulder, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver, Kiowa, *Larimer, *Logan)
White-faced Ibis (Summit)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (*Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker(Archuleta, La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
Hairy Woodpecker (*Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Clear Creek, Grand, Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Adams)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (*Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Clear Creek, El Paso)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Bushtit (*Adams, Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Sage Thrasher (Adams)
American Pipit (*Clear Creek)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Gunnison)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gunnison)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (*Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (*Logan, Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (*Logan, Prowers, Yuma)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (*Pueblo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (*Logan)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams, *Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Otero)
Dickcissel (Douglas, *Jefferson, Kiowa, *Logan, Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.
---On July 4 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported 5
Bushtit.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 29 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard
Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 1 on High
Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 4 on High Line Canal Trail –S
University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.
On July 4 at Centennial Park, Edward Donnan reported Hooded Merganser.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah Spotten and Alan de
Queiroz reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 30 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Diane Roberts, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman
reported imm Little Blue Heron. On July 2 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot, Ben Sanders, Tracy and Luke Pheneger
reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 30 at South Mesa Trail, Chris Brown reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail,
David Chernack reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa
Trail Meg Reck reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 4 at South Mesa
Trail, Jon Webb reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian
Tern. On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs. On July
4 at Lagerman Reservoir, Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern and Willet.
---On June 30, at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported 2
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills. On July 4 on Mt Evans, Andrew Fontenot reported 2 Black Swift
and 4 American Pipit.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron. On
July 4 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Steve Herbert reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.
---On July 3 at Parkedr Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David and Tammy McQuade
reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On July 4 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Solitary
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On July 4 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tanja Britton reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows
and 2 Dickcissel. On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago
Tabares, Jeremiah Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
On July 2 at Coal Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan
Bushong reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 4 at Coal
Creek OS, Cameron Carver reported 5 Grasshopper Sparrows and 3 Dickcissel.
---On June 30 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip
reported Northern Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red
Crossbills; Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher. On July 4
at Stauton SP, Santiago and Paulo Tabares reported Northern Goshawk.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret. On July 4 at Majestic View Park, Bob Spencer reported Cattle
Egret.
---On July 4 on Hwy 93 N of Hwy 72 on east side, Cameron Carver reported
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers. On July 3 at Meadow Road,
Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed Rumberger reported Acorn
Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 4 at Running Deer NA, John Shenot and
several other birders reported COMMON GALLINULE and Green Heron. Shenot
suggests bringing a ladder to views the bird above the vegetation.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.
---On July 4 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert and Caroline Olson
reported 100 McCown’s Longspurs including 20+ young and BAIRD’S SPARROW.
---On July 4 on West Creek trail in Comanche Peak Wilderness, Tyler Wilson
reported Pacific Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY
---On July 4 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, David Dowell reported 6 Northern
Bobwhite, Green Heron, Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE, 5 Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 23 Dickcissel, 13 Orchard
Orioles and 3 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew Kelly reported Gray
Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.

---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.


MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 1 f LESSER NIGHTHAWK.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 4 at Valco Pond SWA, Alan Ketcham reported Northern Parula.
---On July 4 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 3
Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, July 5
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)


Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/4/18 12:39 pm
From: Sandra Laursen <salaursen...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mt Evans 7-2 (Clear Creek County)
In addition to some of David's spottings, we saw American Pipits at Summit
Lake on 7/1.

- Sandra Laursen


On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 5:02:13 PM UTC-6, David Suddjian wrote:
>
> For those who may be heading up high to Mt Evans, here are a few
> highlights from a drive I made up there yesterday for the Mt Evans BBS
> route. Pretty dry up there, too!* Gray Jays* were within 0.75 mile
> either side of Milepost 14 along Hwy 103. I'd start at Juniper Pass Picnic
> Area and go down the road toward Echo Lake stopping where convenient to
> listen for them. *Am. Three Toed-Woodpecker* was drumming nicely at two
> places in the forest along Mt Evans Road along the long switchbacks through
> the forest above the entrance station and Echo Lake. *Brown-capped
> Rosy-Finches* were between Summit Lake the switch backs up to the summit,
> and lower down at about 11,700 where the road is above the Mt. Goliath
> Natural Area. *Red Crossbills *were noted over Cloudland Picnic Area
> (Type 5) and down in lodgepole pine forest (Type 2) along Squaw Pass Road
> 2.5 to 6.5 miles above the Jefferson County Line.
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
>
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Date: 7/4/18 8:21 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
The gallinule reappeared later this morning as well, but that's not why I'm
writing. Here are some tips for chasers:
1) Bring sunscreen and a hat, and consider bug spray. There is no shade
whatsoever. There are mosquitoes and biting flies but they aren't bad at
all.
2) A step stool or short ladder will help if you really want to photograph
this bird. A couple of feet of elevation is the difference between
obstructed and unobstructed views. You'll have to carry it a few hundred
yards from the parking lot.
3) Be patient and have fun chatting with other birders!

I hope Robert Beauchamp or someone with a camera (i.e., not me) will be
submitting documentation to the Colorado Bird Records Committee.

Good luck,
John Shenot

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 6:24:46 AM UTC-6, John Shenot wrote:
>
> Seen very briefly at 6:15am today July 4.
>
> John Shenot
> Fort Collins CO
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Date: 7/4/18 5:24 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
Seen very briefly at 6:15am today July 4.

John Shenot
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Date: 7/4/18 3:04 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 July 2018
Date: July 4, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 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 changed.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Trumpeter Swan (*Archuleta)
Bufflehead (*Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (*Arapahoe, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Otero)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Baird’s Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Least Sandpiper (*Douglas)
Willet (Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe, Denver, Kiowa, *Larimer)
White-faced Ibis (*Summit)
Mississippi Kite (*El Paso, Kiowa, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker(*Archuleta, La Plata)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Clear Creek, Grand, Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Adams)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, *La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*Clear Creek, El Paso)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Bushtit (Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Adams)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*Clear Creek)
Red Crossbill (*Clear Creek, Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Gunnison)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gunnison)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers, Yuma)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Otero)
Dickcissel (Douglas, Jefferson, Kiowa, Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 28 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29 on High
Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 1 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers. On July 2 on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.
---On July 3 at Centennial Park, Crystal Wilson reported Hooded Merganser.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Pinon Lake Reservoir, Justin Bosler reported Trumpeter
Swan and 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah Spotten and Alan de
Queiroz reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 30 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Diane Roberts, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman
reported imm Little Blue Heron. On July 2 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot, Ben Sanders, Tracy and Luke Pheneger
reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 30 at South Mesa Trail, Chris Brown reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail,
David Chernack reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 3 at South Mesa
Trail Meg Reck reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian
Tern. On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On July 3 at Lagerman Reservoir, Leslie S and John Malenich
reported Caspian Tern; Leslie s also reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On June 30, at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported 2
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 and July 3 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported
Bufflehead.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).
---On July 3 on Mt Evans BBS route, David Suddjian reported Canada Jays,
American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red
Crossbills.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.
---On July 3 at Parkedr Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park), Loch
Kilpatrick reported 3 Least Sandpipers.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David and Tammy McQuade
reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On July 3 at Squirrel Creek Road Pond, Aaron Driscoll reported Baird’s
Sandpiper.
---On July 3 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham
reported Mississippi Kite.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows
and 2 Dickcissel. On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago
Tabares, Jeremiah Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
On July 2 at Coal Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan
Bushong reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 30 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip
reported Northern Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red
Crossbills; Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher.
---On July 3 at Majestic View Park, Carol and Carl Trovall reported 4
Cattle Egret.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers. On July 3 at Meadow Road,
Rafter J Subdivision, Kathy Bearden and Ed Rumberger reported Acorn
Woodpeckers.
---On July 3 at 12413-13661 CR 136, Hesperus, Kathy Bearden reported
Cassin’s Kingbird.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2 McCown’s
Longspur. On June 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, John Shenot reported 7
McCown’s Longspsurs.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 3
at Running Deer NA, Gary Lefko reported Green Heron and Sean Walters
reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.
---On July 3 at Mariana Butte NA, Cheri Orwig reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
on Hidden Hogback Trail.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd, Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel.
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers. On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew
Kelly reported Gray Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.
---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.


OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On July 3 at Green Mountain Reservoir, Rebecca Laroche reported 3
White-faced Ibis.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, July 5
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)


Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/3/18 9:06 pm
From: <irrivas15...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rufous Hummingbird, Larimer County
A male Rufous Hummingbird just showed up and took over one of our feeders tonight. Same date as last year!

Pinewood Springs, Larimer County 6500 ft

Irene Rivas

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Date: 7/3/18 7:17 pm
From: Aaron D. <manitoumauler...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: El Paso County: Baird's Sandpiper


On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 4:41:32 PM UTC-6, Aaron D. wrote:
>
> Went out to Squirrel Creek Road Pond, El Paso County, to see if anything
> interesting is coming in. The mud flats are really nice this time of
> year. Glad I stopped. Baird's Sandpiper working the mud closest to the
> road. Awesome!
> (Note: identification corrected to Baird's Sandpiper.)
>
> Aaron Driscoll
> Colorado Springs, CO.
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Date: 7/3/18 5:40 pm
From: Sean Walters <waltersintherockies...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
The gallinule is still being seen here at Running Deer in the previously reported location.

Sean Walters
Fort Collins, CO

> On Jul 2, 2018, at 4:23 PM, marimammoser <marimammoser...> wrote:
>
> I have been asked to provide more details for the location of this bird, especially for those birders outside of Fort Collins. Running Deer Natural Area is along East Prospect Road in Fort Collins. The parking lot is off the south side of Prospect Road approximately 2/3 mile west of I-25. Park in the front parking area and walk along the access road leading straight south from the gate. Look for the tall empty nest pole on the right-hand side of the access road out in the marsh. Walk until about 50 yards south of the empty nest pole and look to the south (left) of the pole and west of the pole (away from the access road) for a small open patch of water in the cattails. This patch is probably no more than 30-35 feet across I would guess. The bird seems to like the west side of this open patch of water.
>
> Joe Mammoser
> Fort Collins
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Date: 7/3/18 4:02 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mt Evans 7-2
For those who may be heading up high to Mt Evans, here are a few highlights
from a drive I made up there yesterday for the Mt Evans BBS route. Pretty
dry up there, too!* Gray Jays* were within 0.75 mile either side of
Milepost 14 along Hwy 103. I'd start at Juniper Pass Picnic Area and go
down the road toward Echo Lake stopping where convenient to listen for
them. *Am. Three Toed-Woodpecker* was drumming nicely at two places in the
forest along Mt Evans Road along the long switchbacks through the forest
above the entrance station and Echo Lake. *Brown-capped Rosy-Finches* were
between Summit Lake the siwtch backs up to the summit, and lower down at
about 11,700 where the road is above the Mt. Goliath Natural Area. *Red
Crossbills *were noted over Cloudland Picnic Area (Type 5) and down in
lodgepole pine forest (Type 2) along Squaw Pass Road 2.5 to 6.5 miles above
the Jefferson County Line.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 7/3/18 3:41 pm
From: Aaron Driscoll <manitoumauler...>
Subject: [cobirds] El Paso County: Pectoral Sandpiper
Went out to Squirrel Creek Road Pond, El Paso County, to see if anything
interesting is coming in. The mud flats are really nice this time of
year. Glad I stopped. Pectoral Sandpiper working the mud closest to the
road. Awesome!

Shout out to David Tonnessen for identification of this bird, from a pretty
horrible picture.

Aaron Driscoll
Colorado Springs, CO.

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Date: 7/3/18 7:45 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Gallinule But ... [Larimer]
Hi all

Stopped by Running Deer Natural Area on my commute to see Common
Gallinule--no luck--I scanned from north sidewalk as well as south side. I
did however have a Green Heron fly north to south above heading towards
adjacent Cottonwood Hollow Natural Area.

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

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Date: 7/3/18 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 July 2018
Date: July 3, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 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 changed.
Snow Goose (Kiowa)
Tundra Swan (Eagle)
Bufflehead (*Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (Boulder, Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Calliope Hummingbird (Boulder)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
Sora (Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Kiowa, Larimer)
Marbled Godwit (Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson, Kiowa)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Boulder)
Franklin’s Gulls (Kiowa)
Least Tern (Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Common Loon (Kiowa)
Great Egret (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe, *Denver, Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Kiowa, Larimer, Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Otero)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Clear Creek, *Grand, Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Adams)
Willow Flycatcher (Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Otero)
Ash-troated Flycatcher (*El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Denver, La Plata, Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (El Paso)
Chihuanhuan Raven (Otero)
Bushtit (*Gilpin)
Canyon Wren (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (Garfield)
Eastern Bluebird (Larimer, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Adams)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Gunnison, La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gunnison, La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Kiowa)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Otero)
Baltimore Oriole (*Prowers, Yuma)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Lazuli Bunting (Adams)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, Otero)
Dickcissel (Douglas, *Jefferson, Kiowa, Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard
Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers;
Madsen also reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 28 on High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers. On July 1 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 2
on High Line Canal Trail –S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On July 2 at Writers Vista Park in Littleton, Santiago Tabares reported
Chipping Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported
imm Little Blue Heron. On June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah
Spotten and Alan de Queiroz reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 30 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Diane Roberts, David Haskell, and Katie
Lehman reported imm Little Blue Heron. On July 2 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tanja Britton, Lucas Rot, Ben Sanders, Tracy and
Luke Pheneger reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 30 at South Mesa Trail, Chris Brown reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 2 at South Mesa Trail,
David Chernack reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 27 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Hooded
Mergansers.
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian
Tern. On July 2 at Lagerman Reservoir, Ben Sanders, Luke and Tracy
Pheneger and Chris Brown reported Caspian Tern; Brown also reported Greater
Yellowlegs.
---On June 30, at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported 2
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird. On July 2 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, Elaine Wagner, Colleen Nunn, and Meg Reck reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David
and Tammy McQuade reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.
---On July 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On July 2 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Rod Schmidt reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

GILPIN COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Lake Gulch Rd, Eric DeFonso reported 3 Bushtits.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On July 2 on Green Mountain Trail, Marcus Roening reported 8 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers (3 pairs, 2 young).

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky Mutcher reported
Dickcissel; Mutcher also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 30 at
Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows and 2
Dickcissel. On July 1 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago Tabares,
Jeremiah Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On July 2
at Coal Creek OS, Betty Glass, David Chernack, Jack and Ryan Bushong
reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 28 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and Burke Angstman reported
Northern Goshawk, 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill. On June 30
at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip reported Northern
Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red Crossbills;
Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 27 on West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren where Nick
Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific Wrens – 2
adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur. On June 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, John Shenot
reported 7 McCown’s Longspsurs.
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE. On July 2 at Running Deer NA, David Wade, Jim
Nachel, Joe Mammoser, and Nick Komar reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspur.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood, Ronda Woodward and Mike
Henwood reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME
¾ Rd, Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers. On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew
Kelly reported Gray Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.
---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dexter reported Indigo Bunting.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On July 2 on S 13th in Lamar, Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
---On July 1 at CR 45 just north of CR 114, Gary Lefko reported 12
Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, July 5
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)


Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/2/18 7:17 pm
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...>
Subject: [cobirds] RFI: El Paso Co. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher dates (late 90s)
Hi all,

I was looking to enter an old checklist into eBird, for my first
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher back in the late 90s (perhaps at Woodman and
Black Forest?) in El Paso county, and I have no idea when the dates were...
BUT I'm pretty sure we were the on a weekend, and it had been nesting with
a Western Kingbird (in a power pole across from a gas station or
convenience store?) who had (that day or the day after) died on the nest.

Does anyone have records of those dates?

THANKS!
Paul Hurtado
Reno, NV & Pueblo, CO

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Date: 7/2/18 3:27 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
Hi all

Google map of my possible Burrowing Owl locations:

- Pawnee National Grassland Burrowing Owl -
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1u6nalDC4fXltmTBvu2hwqfvdgDwVrrhM&usp=sharing

Red=Not Validated
Yellow=Dogs only
Green=Owls and Dogs

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

On Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:35:54 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> I got to experience Pawnee National Grassland in its true splendor on
> roads less traveled. I did Pawnee National Grassland-area Burrowing Owl
> counts a few times before (for myself) and did one over this past weekend
> (2 days). I visited about 30+ different "known" prairie dog locations. I
> think I will do these annually and open up as a field trip if others wish
> to participate in the fun. I'm building a map of Burrowing Owl locations to
> track "active" Burrowing Owl activity, post in few days.
>
> This upcoming weekend I'll be out there again exploring the roads I did
> not get a chance to travel in both eastern and western Pawnee National
> Grassland sections.
>
> - Burrowing Owl - 116 seen in total
>
> Along the way ...
>
> - Chestnut-collared Longspur - ~12 (immatures, too) along Weld CR 45
> just north of Weld CR 114 seen and heard. 3 heard at Weld CR 100 (1m west
> of) and Hwy 390 prairie dog colony. 2 seen along Weld CR 49
> - Fewer McCown's Longspurs seen--immatures, too
> - Tons of Grasshopper and Cassin's Sparrows heard and seen--one
> stretch I had 12 Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on (same) single fence line
> for photos
> - Nice-sized playa at Weld 141 and Hwy 14 NW had Willet (1), American
> Avocet (5) and Northern Pintail (2)
> - Didn't see any Mountain Plover
>
> Over at Crom Lake had a Northern Bobwhite calling (from somewhere).
>
> Photos (first 47):
> http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-NG-06-25-2017/
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://coloradobirder.club/
>
>

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Date: 7/2/18 3:23 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule at Running Deer Natural Area
I have been asked to provide more details for the location of this bird,
especially for those birders outside of Fort Collins. Running Deer Natural
Area is along East Prospect Road in Fort Collins. The parking lot is
off the south side of Prospect Road approximately 2/3 mile west of I-25.
Park in the front parking area and walk along the access road leading
straight south from the gate. Look for the tall empty nest pole on the
right-hand side of the access road out in the marsh. Walk until about 50
yards south of the empty nest pole and look to the south (left) of the pole
and west of the pole (away from the access road) for a small open patch of
water in the cattails. This patch is probably no more than 30-35 feet
across I would guess. The bird seems to like the west side of this open
patch of water.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/2/18 2:14 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
Today at around 2:25, I watched the Common Gallinule at Running Deer
Natural Area for about a minute. It was initially sitting at the edge of a
small patch of open water towards the south end of the front marsh at
Running Deer. To be more detailed, the patch of water is approximately 40
yards south of the empty nest pole and to the west of the pole. When I got
to the spot for viewing, the bird was already sitting mostly in the open to
the right side of the patch of water. It then slowly worked along the edge
of the cattails and then broke out into the open as it drifted towards the
south.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/2/18 9:36 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
Hi all

I got to experience Pawnee National Grassland in its true splendor on roads
less traveled. I did Pawnee National Grassland-area Burrowing Owl counts a
few times before (for myself) and did one over this past weekend (2 days).
I visited about 30+ different "known" prairie dog locations. I think I
will do these annually and open up as a field trip if others wish to
participate in the fun. I'm building a map of Burrowing Owl locations to
track "active" Burrowing Owl activity, post in few days.

This upcoming weekend I'll be out there again exploring the roads I did not
get a chance to travel in both eastern and western Pawnee National
Grassland sections.

- Burrowing Owl - 116 seen in total

Along the way ...

- Chestnut-collared Longspur - ~12 (immatures, too) along Weld CR 45
just north of Weld CR 114 seen and heard. 3 heard at Weld CR 100 (1m west
of) and Hwy 390 prairie dog colony. 2 seen along Weld CR 49
- Fewer McCown's Longspurs seen--immatures, too
- Tons of Grasshopper and Cassin's Sparrows heard and seen--one stretch
I had 12 Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on (same) single fence line for photos
- Nice-sized playa at Weld 141 and Hwy 14 NW had Willet (1), American
Avocet (5) and Northern Pintail (2)
- Didn't see any Mountain Plover

Over at Crom Lake had a Northern Bobwhite calling (from somewhere).

Photos (first 47):
http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Pawnee-NG-06-25-2017/

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

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Date: 7/2/18 8:44 am
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
Just spotted the Gallinule sneaking through the cattails at Running Deer NA. It was in the same general area Rob described yesterday, the south end of the main, front marsh.
David Wade
Ft Collins CO

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Date: 7/2/18 3:09 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 July 2018
Date: July 2, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 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 changed.
Snow Goose (*Kiowa)
Tundra Swan (Eagle)
Bufflehead (*Boulder)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (Boulder, Larimer)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Larimer, *Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, *Otero)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Calliope Hummingbird (Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
Sora (*Otero)
COMMON GALLINULE (*Larimer)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (*Kiowa, Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Long-billed Curlew (*Kiowa, *Larimer)
Marbled Godwit (Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson, *Kiowa)
Franklin’s Gulls (*Kiowa)
Least Tern (*Kiowa)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Common Loon (Kiowa)
Great Egret (*Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe, *Denver, *Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Kiowa, Larimer, *Otero)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Hawk (*Otero)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, *Otero)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*Otero)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Clear Creek, Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Adams, Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Chaffee, *Otero)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Denver, La Plata, *Otero)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (*Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe, *Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (*Boulder)
Red-eyed Vireo (*Larimer, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (El Paso)
Chihuanhuan Raven (*Otero)
Canyon Wren (*Otero)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (Gunnison)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (Garfield)
Eastern Bluebird (*Larimer, *Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Adams)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (*Adams, Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, Weld)
Green-tailed Towhee (*Arapahoe)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Gunnison, La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Gunnison, La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Yellow-breasted Chat (*Kiowa)
Bobolink (*Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (*Otero, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (*Yuma)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Weld)
Lazuli Bunting (*Adams)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, *Otero, Weld)
Dickcissel (Douglas, *Jefferson, *Kiowa, Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.
---On July 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, First Creek, John Beitsch
reported m Lesser Goldfinch.
---On July 1 at Barr Lake SP, Tricia Van Laar reported f Lazuli Bunting by
feeders.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 25 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted
Nuthatch. On June 28 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29
on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On July 1 on High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows. On July 1 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.
---On July 1 at Cherry Creek SP, Matt Means reported Green-tailed Towhee.
---On July 1 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd, to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, John Haycraft and Robert
Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 27 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm Little Blue Heron. On
June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah Spotten and Alan de Queiroz
reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 30 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Diane Roberts, David Haskell, and Katie Lehman reported imm Little
Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 26 at South Mesa Trail, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 30 at South Mesa Trail, Chris
Brown reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On July 1 at South Mesa Trail, Luke
and Tracy Pheneger reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 26 at Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern
Phoebe. On June 27 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger reported 3 Hooded
Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian Tern.
---On June 30, at St Vrain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported 2
Eastern Phoebe.
---On July 1 at Sawhill Ponds, Ted Floyd reported 5 Warbling Vireo
(Eastern).
---On July 1 at Little Gaynor Lake, John Rutenbeck reported Bufflehead.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bluff Lake Nature Cednter, George Ho reported Green Heron;
Matt Means reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David
and Tammy McQuade reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.
---On June 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Cathy Bondy reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.
---On June 2 at Chico Basin Ranch wooded areas, Cathy Bondy reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth,
Alison Field, and Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper
Sparrows. On June 27 at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky Mutcher reported
Dickcissel; Mutcher also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 30 at
Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows and 2
Dickcissel. On July 2 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Sherry, Santiago Tabares,
Jeremiah Trimble reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 28 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and Burke Angstman reported
Northern Goshawk, 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill. On June 30
at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip reported Northern
Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red Crossbills;
Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.
---On July 1 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Snow Goose,
Great Egret, Green Heron, 9 Black-necked Stilts, 2 House Wren, and
Yellow-breasted Chat.
---On July 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Steve Mlodinow reported
Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, 21 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Least
Terns, Yellow-breasted Chat, 3 Dickcissel.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 27 on West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren where Nick
Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific Wrens – 2
adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur. On June 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, John Shenot
reported 7 McCown’s Longspsurs.
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.
---On July 1 on Bobcat Ridge NA, Caroline Olson and Andy Bankert reported 2
Eastern Bluebirds and Red-eyed Vireo.
---On July 1 at Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow NA, Robert Beauchamp
reported COMMON GALLINULE.
---On July 1 at I-25 Frontage Road, Carr, David and Tammy McQuade and
Walter Wehtje reported Long-billed Curlew; Nick Komar and Georgia Doyle
reported 3 McCown’s Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On
June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood, Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood
reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd,
Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers. On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew
Kelly reported Gray Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.
---On July 1 on 13001 – 14061 57 Rd near Collbran, Rick Harner reported 4
Bobolink.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Steve Mlodinow
reported Sora.
---On July 1 at Higbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Mississippi Kites, 131 Swaninson’s Hawk – one year olds in a single large
field, Greater Roadrunner, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 7 Red-headed Woodpecker,
5 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, 5 Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, 5
Chihuahuan Raven, 8 Eastern Bluebirds, 7 Curve-billed Thrasher,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, m Painted Bunting, 11 Orchard Oriole, 2 Canyon Wren.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Black
Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On July 1 NE of Briggsdale, heading east on CR 100 about ½ mile past CR
83, Kevin Clark reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On July 1 at Wray City Park, Carol and Carol Trovall reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Baltimore Oriole.

DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Ken Caryl Valley Area
Thursday, July 5
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This trip is FULL

Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
Saturday, July 7
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jackie King (kingjackie3372 AT gmail.com; 720-381-3314)

Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop
Sunday, July 8
8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (kvonsaltza AT YAHOO.COM; 303-941-4881)


Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 7/1/18 3:23 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Call for Papers, Western Field Ornithologists conference
Hello, Everybody.

Here is the Call for Papers for the 2018 Western Field Ornithologists
conference in Ventura, California:

https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/docs/2018/CallForPapers_WFO2018.pdf

Deadline for submission of an abstract is July 15.

In my opinion, THE highlight of a WFO conference is the two-day science
session. Yes, I like field trips with albatrosses, blue whales, and Island
Scrub-Jays (the idea is to see all three on the same trip), but, honestly,
the science session is the biggest draw for me.

As we in Colorado know, our field ornithological tradition is strong
indeed; our museums, universities, agencies, NGOs, and independent scholars
are doing fabulous work on so many aspects of Colorado field ornithology.
So I hope some of you will consider contributing to the 2018 science
session.

See you in Ventura!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 7/1/18 11:32 am
From: Rachel Hopper <r-hopper...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
I just left after 2.5 hours (left around 12:15pm) & it had not been seen at that time. Lots of people looking.

Sent from my iPhone
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Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Ft. Collins

On Jul 1, 2018, at 12:21 PM, Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> wrote:

Is anyone refinding this bird today? I have time to make a trip up there if it is, but I'd like to know before I commit to it. Thanks,

Eric

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

> On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 8:23 AM, robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> wrote:
> Common Gallinule was observed at Running Deer/Cottonwood Hollow Natural Area this morning (July 1) at 7:45 a.m.
> The bird was foraging in an opening among the reeds. There is a empty nesting pole in the center of the marsh. I observed the bird while standing on the access road about 50-100 feet south of the pole. Look to the open water that is southwest of the nesting pole.
> Photos on the CFO Facebook page:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/
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> Robert Beauchamp
> Fort Collins
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Date: 7/1/18 11:21 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
Is anyone refinding this bird today? I have time to make a trip up there if
it is, but I'd like to know before I commit to it. Thanks,

Eric

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

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 8:23 AM, robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
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> Common Gallinule was observed at Running Deer/Cottonwood Hollow Natural
> Area this morning (July 1) at 7:45 a.m.
> The bird was foraging in an opening among the reeds. There is a empty
> nesting pole in the center of the marsh. I observed the bird while standing
> on the access road about 50-100 feet south of the pole. Look to the open
> water that is southwest of the nesting pole.
> Photos on the CFO Facebook page:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/
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> Robert Beauchamp
> Fort Collins
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Date: 7/1/18 7:23 am
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Gallinule, Fort Collins
Common Gallinule was observed at Running Deer/Cottonwood Hollow Natural
Area this morning (July 1) at 7:45 a.m.
The bird was foraging in an opening among the reeds. There is a empty
nesting pole in the center of the marsh. I observed the bird while standing
on the access road about 50-100 feet south of the pole. Look to the open
water that is southwest of the nesting pole.
Photos on the CFO Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/

Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 7/1/18 3:04 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 July 2018
Date: July 1, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 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 changed.
Tundra Swan (Eagle)
Common Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (Boulder, Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (*Larimer)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Calliope Hummingbird (Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Marbled Godwit (Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson)
Caspian Tern (Boulder)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Common Loon (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Kiowa, Larimer)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (*Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (La Plata, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Clear Creek, *Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Adams, Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Gunnison, *Mesa)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder, Chaffee)
Cassin’s Kingbird (La Plata)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (El Paso)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Marsh Wren (*Gunnison)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (Garfield)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (*Adams)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek,* Jefferson)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, Weld)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek, *Gunnison, La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Gunnison, La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Weld)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, Weld)
Dickcissel (*Douglas, *Jefferson, Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.
---On June 30 at Lowell Ponds (Clear Creek Valley Park), Diane Roberts
reported Sage Thrasher.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 25 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilledran Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted
Nuthatch. On June 28 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29
on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 30 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.
---On June 30 at Littleton Lee Gulch Trail – Prince to Windermere – east
half, David Suddjian reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 30 on Front Range Road (west side of loop), David Suddjian
reported 3 Chipping Sparrows.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown
reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, John Haycraft and Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On
June 27 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm
Little Blue Heron. On June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah
Spotten and Alan de Queiroz reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 30 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Diane Roberts, David Haskell, and Katie
Lehman reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 25 at South Mesa Trail, Rob Cassady reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26 at South Mesa Trail, Gregg Goodrich and
Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 30 at South Mesa
Trail, Chris Brown reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 25 at Golden Ponds Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported
Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2
Eastern Phoebe. On June 27 at Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern
Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers. On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger
reported 3 Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian Tern.
---On June 30p at St V rain River Crossing at 63rd St, Steve Frye reported
2 Eastern Phoebe.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.
---On June 30 at Sands Lake SWSA, Samuel Meeker reported f Common Goldeneye.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.
---On June 30 at Winkler Ranch, Hugh Kingery reported Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David
and Tammy McQuade reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 30 on Hwy 30 S of Gunnison, Gaylee and Richard Dean reported
Gray Flycatcher, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and 2 Sagebrush Sparrows.
---On June 30 at McCabes Lane Wetland, Dave Hawksworth reported 3 Marsh
Wrens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash and Frank Farrell reported
Dickcissel; Eric DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.
On June 26 at Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth,
Alison Field, and Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper
Sparrows. On June 27 at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky Mutcher reported
Dickcissel; Mutcher also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 30 at
Coal Creek OS, Timo Mitzen reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows and 2 Dickcissel.
---On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 28 at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and Burke Angstman reported
Northern Goshawk, 2 Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill. On June 30
at Staunton SP, Rebecca Laroche and her DFO Field Trip reported Northern
Goshawk, 11 Williamson’s Sapsuckers (4 nests), and 2 Red Crossbills;
Christine Alexander also reported Least Flycatcher.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 27 on West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren where Nick
Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific Wrens – 2
adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur. On June 30 at Soapstone Prairie NA, John Shenot
reported 7 McCown’s Longspsurs.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.
---One June 30 On N CR 15 where it crosses Boxelder Creek, John Shenot
reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo;
David Wade and Georgia Doyle were able to refind the bird. N CR 15 crosses
Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82.
---On June 30 in Rocky Mountain National Park, ½ mile along trail from Bear
Lake to Bierstadt, Bill and Margaret Rowe reported pair of American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd, Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio,
and Eileen Cunningham reported m Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26
on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 27 on ME
¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood, Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood reported
Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd, Nic Korte
and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers. On June 30 on Divide Road thimble Pt, FR #417, Drew
Kelly reported Gray Flycatcher and 4 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cemetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Black
Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.



DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/30/18 8:06 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Boxelder Creek CR 15 (Larimer)
Since several people have asked: North CR 15 crosses Boxelder Creek between CR 78 and CR 82. This is north of Fort Collins and SW of the Rawhide Power Plant.

I only had the one good luck in 50 mins of watching but others found the cuckoo after I’d left.

Not able to confirm if there are 2 or just 1.

John Shenot
Fort Collins, CO

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Date: 6/30/18 5:07 pm
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] High counts of birds in eBird
Hi all:


If you are not an eBirder and don't have plans to become one, feel free to delete this message now.


Scott Somershoe and I have written a piece for the Colorado and Wyoming eBird blog that I'd like to point eBirders to:


http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/



Thanks,


Tony


Tony Leukering
currently Guymon, OK

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Date: 6/30/18 10:57 am
From: 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Canyon towhee, Larimer Co

A canyon towhee showed up in my yard this morning!  Second time ever, last one was in 2015.
As best as I can tell in eBird, this is the northernmost observation of the species.
Arvind PanjabiAcross from horsetooth mountain parkLarimer co
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Date: 6/30/18 9:27 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Boxelder Creek CR 15 (Larimer)
Seen in trees west of bridge over creek at 10:25am. Possibly a pair!

John Shenot
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 6/30/18 7:24 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2018
Hello, Everybody.

Just a quick note here to let folks know that registration for the 7th
annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival opens tomorrow, Sunday, July 1, at 8am
MDT. An overview of the crane festival, including info on the good work of
the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, can be found here:

https://coloradocranes.org/

Click on the 2018 Festival tab for the truly remarkable array of workshops,
programs, field trips, and other offerings at this year's crane festival.
The event is based out of Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Routt County, and
offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing at a ridiculously
beautiful time of the year. The festival has a decidedly friendly feel
about it, and the lineup of speakers and field trip leaders is impressive
indeed. Hope to see you in Steamboat in a couple months!

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/30/18 3:00 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 June 2018
Date: June 30, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 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 changed.
Tundra Swan (Eagle)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Boulder, Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Calliope Hummingbird (Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Marbled Godwit (Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Boulder)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Common Loon (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer, Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (*Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*La Plata, Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (*Adams, Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Chaffee, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Fremont, La Plata, Pueblo)
Bushtit (Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (*El Paso, Jefferson)
Purple Martin (Routt)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Jefferson)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (Garfield)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, Jefferson, Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer, Weld)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek, La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt, La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek, Garfield)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer, *Larimer)
Virginia’s Warbler (Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, Weld)
Dickcissel (Jefferson, *Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.
---On June 29 at Barr Lake—Bird Conservancy of Rockies Office Area and
below dam, Santiago Tabares and Gabriel Wiltse reported Peregrine Falcon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 25 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilledran
Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 28 on
High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 29 on High Line Canal Trail –
S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers.
---On June 24 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping
Sparrows.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron. On June 25 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown reported imm Little Blue
Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, John Haycraft and
Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 27 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm Little Blue Heron. On
June 29 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Sarah Spotten and Alan de Queiroz
reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John
Rutenbeck and Kiki Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 25 at
South Mesa Trail, Rob Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26
at South Mesa Trail, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at
Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On June 27 at
Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers. On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger
reported 3 Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.
----On June 29 at Lagerman Reservoir, John Rutenbeck reported Caspian Tern.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 24 at 271 Interlocken Blvd,
Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest. On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie Herring reported 2 Mississippi
Kites.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 29 on 16831 – 16959 Hanover Road, David
and Tammy McQuade reported 3 Greater Roadrunners and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 29 on Pikes Peak, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Canada
(Gray) Jay.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Wood reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper Sparrows and 6 Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja
reported Dickcissel; Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grasshoper Sparrow and
Dickcissel. On June 25 at Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash and Frank Farrell
reported Dickcissel; Eric DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper
Sparrows. On June 26 at Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna
Troth, Alison Field, and Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and
Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 27 at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky
Mutcher reported Dickcissel; Mutcher also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwy 93, Chris Wood reported
Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshawk,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker. On June 28 at Stauton
SP, Rebecca Larochedr and Burke Angstman reported Northern Goshawk, 2
Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.
---On June 29 at Meadow Road, Rafter J Subdivision, David Dunford reported
Lewis’s Woodpecker and 2 Acorn Woodpeckers.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 27 on West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren where Nick
Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific Wrens – 2
adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.
---On June 29 at Rist Canyon (Miles 6 – 9), Georgia Doyle reported Ovenbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood,
Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On
June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd, Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink
and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 29 at Molina/Upper Plateau Creek, Connee Moffatt reported
Dickcissel.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver and Steve Mlodinow
reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported pair of nesting
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew
Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cedmetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Black Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.



DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information


Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/29/18 7:19 am
From: Leif Saul <leif999...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dr. Alex Cruz
I am very sorry to learn that Alex Cruz is gone.

I've known him in a rather odd way - for some reason he and I had the same
activity times/home range so in recent years, I would very often run into
him on the CU Boulder campus, and also, several times at Walden Ponds,
often when nobody else was there, in late afternoons. He and I barely knew
each other (I was briefly in his department quite a few years ago), but we
would often chat briefly about recent birds we'd seen.

He seemed quite active - I believe the last time I spoke with him on campus
may have been in Nov./Dec. when a couple of beavers had been hanging out at
Ricky Weiser Wetland.

He was always friendly and ready to talk birds, even things that no doubt
seemed mundane to someone of his experience, despite our rather remote
connection.

There is a pile of discarded academic books that appears from time to time
in the hallway of Ramaley (where the EBIO program is located) and being a
bookworm I often check it. In recent months I took possession of a few of
his old books, so now I realize why they were there. (I also have books
from Suzi Plooster's collection -- many of you will remember her.)

I will truly miss how mysteriously I kept running into this friendly man
over the years.

On Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:09:52 AM UTC-6, Scott Severs wrote:
>
> I was sorry to learn of the passing last month of Dr. Cruz, professor of
> ornithology/biology at the University of Colorado. He and his students have
> regularly contributed to the knowledge of birds in Colorado and beyond.
>
> Here is a link to the Cruz lab highlighting some of the research.
>
> https://www.colorado.edu/ebio/cruz-lab
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Date: 6/29/18 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 June 2018
Date: June 29, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 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 changed.
Tundra Swan (*Eagle)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, *Larimer)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Dusky Grouse (Clear Creek)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Montrose)
Black Swift (Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Calliope Hummingbird (*Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (Pitkin)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Marbled Godwit (*Jefferson)
Willet (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Weld)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Common Loon (*Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (El Paso, Kiowa, Larimer, Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (*Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Boulder, Clear Creek, Larimer, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (*Garfield, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, *Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, Chaffee, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, Fremont, *La Plata, Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (*Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Jefferson)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, Routt)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Swainson’s Flycatcher (*Garfield)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Pueblo)
Brown Thrasher (*Boulder)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (Clear Creek, *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, Weld)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek, *La Plata)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt, *La Plata)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Jefferson, Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Clear Creek, Garfield, Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (*Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer)
Virginia’s Warbler (*Park)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (*Mesa, Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, Montrose, Weld)
Dickcissel (Jefferson, *Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.
---On June 28 at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, G Stacks reported
5 Bushtits.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 23 on High Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2 Red-breasted
Nuthatch. On June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 25
on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilledran Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted
Nuthatch. On June 28 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5 Chipping
Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at Littleton Cemetery,
David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Sddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 28 at Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, Cynthia Madsen and
David Hill reported Green Heron.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Barbara
Brown and several other birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and
TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron. On June 25 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown reported imm Little Blue
Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, John Haycraft and
Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 27 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail, Steve Frye and Maureen
Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 24 at
South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John Rutenbeck and Kiki Widjaja
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 25 at South Mesa Trail, Rob
Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26 at South Mesa Trail,
Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at
Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On June 27 at
Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers. On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger
reported 3 Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swifts.
---On June 27 On Indian Peaks BBS at Rainbow Lakes, Elena Klaver and Topi
Martinez reported American Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On June 28 at Rabbit Mountain, Johanna Beam and Ted Floyd reported Brown
Thrasher.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 23 at 295 Interlocken
Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported
Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271 Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported
Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest. On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 28 in San Isabel NF S Cottonwood Drainage, David Olmstead
reported f Dusky Grouse.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
Wilderness Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color), Red
Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5).
---On June 28 at Beaver Meadows TR 44 2c, Chris Wood reported 3 Red
Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine, type 2).

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert, Gwen
Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake Nature
Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spring Park Reservoir, Babs Buck reported Tundra Swan.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.
---On June 28 on South Fork of White River near Budges, Vic Zerbi reported
15 Swainson’s Thrush and 20 Willow Flycatchers.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Coal Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson
reported 1 Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek
OS, Chris Wood reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13
Grasshopper Sparrows and 6 Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel;
Bez Bezuidenhout reported Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On June 25 at
Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash and Frank Farrell reported Dickcissel; Eric
DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 26 at
Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth, Alison Field, and
Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 27
at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky Mutcher reported Dickcissel; Mutcher
also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwy 93, Chris Wood reported
Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshawk,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker. On June 28 at Stauton
SP, Rebecca Larochedr and Burke Angstman reported Northern Goshawk, 2
Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Red Crossbill.
---On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew Crawford reported
Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets. On June
28 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 6 Marbled Godwits.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.
---On June 28 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Doug Faulkner reported
Common Loon in alternate plumage.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.
---On June 28 on Rancho Durango Road, Jim Beatty reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Brewer’s Sparrows and Sagebrush Sparrow.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
On June 27 on West Creek Trail, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren
where Nick Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific
Wrens – 2 adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 27 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported McCown’s
Longspur. On June 28 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported 2
McCown’s Longspur.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 28 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Park, Nick Komar
reported 2 f Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 28 at Lorey SP Well Gulch Trail, David Leatherman reported Least
Flycatcher.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood,
Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels. On
June 28 on OE Rd/57 Rd/ME ¾ Rd, Nic Korte and Vic Zerbi reported Bobolink
and Dickcissel.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)
---On June 28 on Divide Road Thimble Pt FR #417, Mike Henwood reported 2
Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 28 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

PARK COUNTY:
---On June 28 at Spruce Grove CG, Lane Quinn reported Virginia’s Warbler.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver and Steve Mlodinow
reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported pair of nesting
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds reported 3
Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo Reservoir
Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 28 on Swallow’s Road Cedmetery, Alan and Mary Lynn Ketcham
reported 2 Cattle Egret.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Black Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.



DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information

Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/28/18 9:28 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery of late (Fort Collins, Larimer)
Migration is over, at least for songbirds going north. Oh, there are a few wayward males that got here late or for some other reason never found a mate (no doubt, males would think all this is not their fault) that are singing, ever more weakly, most likely in vain, although a few may get involved in second broods. So, I suppose someone could say spring migration and its aftermath is still unwinding. But the forecast is for 100 degrees and, of course, the bulk of what is going on now involves the primary reason for migration: procreation.


At Grandview Cemetery at the west terminus of Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, three things smack one's sensibilities these days: plastic flowers, our obsession with tidy grass and the nesting activity of birds.


I have focused on Broad-tailed Hummingbirds the last few years in summer. At present there are three active nests that I am aware of, all on the lower limbs of conifers, all have two young ranging from a few days out of the egg to a week+. Height of these nests above the ground is 4-7 feet. I am aware of three other nests that either produced young already or were predated. I believe the three active nests all represent 2nd broods for 2018 but have no proof of this in terms of the females involved being banded or otherwise marked and having been knowingly associated with a previous 2018 nest. The quickly-procured-by-cell-phone pics here show the same nest in a Colorado blue spruce before and just after egg hatch. I would describe the female as "attentive" but not "ballistic" during the documentation process.


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At least 3 pairs of Chipping Sparrows nested at Grandview. At present the young have fledged and are in "half and half" mode as far as food acquisition: they are given half their food by attendant parents, find half their own. The latter involves a lot of investigation of wannabe food like dry leaves and other little dark things like rocks. Unlike most modern human children, it looks like young Chippers are allowed to fall off their bikes without having every boo-boo kissed ad nauseum.


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Spotted, fledged robins are likewise foraging along side their parents, accepting chopped up earthworms, and whole worms, finding mulberries on the ground (purple ones are good, greenish-red ones aren't), hopping up in honeysuckle bushes for red berries, looking up for the big bad Red-tailed Hawks that nested nearby and that have a penchant for robin nuggets. All this is constantly punctuated by that staccato screech baby robins make.


At least one House Wren brood is out and about. I love to watch the tail rudder-challenged flights of the youngsters. No earwig, spider or daddy-longlegs harvestman appearing within their gaze is safe.


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Both Barn and Cliff Swallows nest where the ditch goes under the busy Taft/Laporte Avenue intersection (Barn Swallows use mostly the east "door", Cliffs the west.


Every summer usually has one Common Nighthawk perching by day on the horizontal limbs of giant American Elms overhanging Laporte Avenue. 2018 is no exception. Not sure if such birds nest on a nearby flat roof or just hang out.


Other nesting species include House Finch, Lesser and American Goldfinch, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Mallard (momma in the ditch has had her brood reduced to one duckling that never lets its beak be more than a centimeter behind her tail), Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Eurasian Collared-Dove, European Starling, Common Grackle, and Black-capped Chickadee.


The Great Horned Owls pulled off the mini-miracle of having their young fledge. First time in three years, probably because we had no mega-storm this spring. It is amazing how two big parents and two big offspring can virtually disappear into the dark crowns of mature trees once they leave the nest tree. They are in the cemetery, but where?


Species that might be nesting include Cedar Waxwing, Mourning Dove and Bushtit. I see them every once in a while but have not noticed a pattern that would divulge nests.


The Western Wood-Pewee half-heartedly but persistently moving and singing a couple weeks ago has given up. Better luck next year.


Two days ago I saw my first Brown-headed Cowbird at Grandview, a male that pecked for over half an hour around headstones for something small and active: ants? In the past this nest parasite has exploited Ruby-crowned Kinglets for sure and probably others like House Finch and Chipping Sparrow. No females noted this year, which probably means nothing given their stealth.


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I have not seen vultures from the various urban roosts in the neighborhood to the east of the cemetery in over a month. Maybe they have been profiled and exiled, maybe I just don't get over to the cemetery early or late enough in the day to see their commutes to the mountains.


Occasional fly-overs include Great Blue Heron, Chimney Swift, White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Violet-green Swallow and Red-winged Blackbird.


That's the news from Grandview - no rarities, lots of interesting behaviors.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 6/28/18 6:18 am
From: Elena Holly Klaver <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northern Three Toed Woodpecker on best, Boulder County
Cobirders, while participating in the Indian Peaks breeding bird survey at Rainbow Lakes, Topi Martínez and I had a Northern Three Toed Woodpecker at a nest. It seemed as if the woodpecker (a male) was working on the cavity, as we didn’t see a female or hear young in the tree, and the wood shavings at the base of the tree looked very fresh. We didn’t have any surprises on the count, as it was fairly windy most of the morning.

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Date: 6/28/18 3:11 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 June 2018
Date: June 28, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, *Boulder)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Dusky Grouse (*Clear Creek)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (*Montrose)
Black Swift (*Boulder, Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Calliope Hummingbird (*Boulder)
Black Rail (Weld)
Virginia Rail (*Pitkin)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Prowers)
Willet (*Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Weld)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret *Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, *Larimer, Las Animas,
Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (*Mesa)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Clear Creek, Larimer, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Denver, Weld)
Willow Flycatcher (*Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder, Chaffee, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, Fremont, La Plata, Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Jefferson)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, Routt)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (*Clear Creek, Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer, Weld)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson, Weld)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Clear Creek, Garfield, Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (*Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Boulder, Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (*Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, *Montrose, Weld)
Dickcissel (Chaffee, *Jefferson, *Mesa, Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 22 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers. On June 23 on High Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University
Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
On June 25 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilledran Flycatchers. On June 27 on High Line Canal Trail – S
University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso and Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers; Madsen also reported Red-breasted
Nuthatch.
---On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5 Chipping
Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at Littleton Cemetery,
David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Sddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 22 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin
Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue Heron. On June 23 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Barbara Brown and several other birders
reported imm Little Blue Heron and TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron. On June
25 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown reported imm
Little Blue Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, John
Haycraft and Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 27 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Markyu Mutchler reported imm Little Blue
Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail, Sue Riffe reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail, Steve Frye and
Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On
June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John Rutenbeck and Kiki
Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 25 at South Mesa Trail,
Rob Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26 at South Mesa
Trail, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at
Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern Phoebe. On June 27 at
Golden Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers. On June 27 at Izaak Walton Park, Luke Pheneger
reported 3 Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher. On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Dan Zmolek
and Leslie S reported Calliope Hummingbird and 7 Black Swsifts.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271
Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest. On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 2s, Chris Wood reported Red Crossbill
(Lodgedpole Pine or Type 5).
---On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail – Idaho Springs Reservoir, Chris Wood
reported American Three-toed Woodpecker and 2 Red Crossbills (Lodgepole
Pine, or type 5).
----On June 27 at Chicago Lakes Trail 3s, Clear Creek starting at
WSildedrness, Chris Wood reported Dusky Grouse, Fox Sparrow (Slate-color),
Red Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine, or type 5)

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.


DENVER COUNTY:
----On June 22 at 1777 Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons
and Joe Roller reported 1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown
skyscraper.
---On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake
Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 27 at Hanover Road, Tanja Britton and Jim Merritt reported 4
Curve-billed Thrashers.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Coal Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel.
On June 23 at Coal Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported
1 Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek OS,
Chris Wood reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper
Sparrows and 6 Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel; Bez
Bezuidenhout reported Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On June 25 at
Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash and Frank Farrell reported Dickcissel; Eric
DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 26 at
Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson, Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth, Alison Field, and
Stephen Greenwood reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 27
at Coal Creek OS, Meg Reck and Marky Mutcher reported Dickcissel; Mutcher
also reported 3 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwsy 93, Chris Wood reported
Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshawk,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.
---On June 27 at Standley Lake, David Chernak reported 19 Willets.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
On June 27 on West Creek Trail, Bez Bezuidenhout reported Pacific Wren
where Nick Komar described and further downstream Bez found 3 more Pacific
Wrens – 2 adults and 1 fledging.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs. On June 27 a t Soapstone Prairie NA,
Andy Bankert reported McCown’s Longspur.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 27 at Rocky Mountain NP Dream and Emerald Lakes, Matt Means
reported Mississippi Kite.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 27 on ME ¾ and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood,
Ronda Woodward and Mike Henwood reported Bobolink and 3 Dickcissels.
---On June 27 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mike Henwood reported 2
Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Willow Flycatcher (southwest)

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 26 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported LESSER NIGHTHAWK.
---On June 27 on Old Hwy 90 through Silver Hawk Ranch, Brenda Wright and
Coen Dextger reported Indigo Bunting.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On June 27 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Susan Foster and
Catherine Hagen reported Virginia Rail.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver and Steve Mlodinow
reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported pair of nesting
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds reported 3
Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo Reservoir
Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Black Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information


Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/27/18 2:41 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owl Photos [Weld]
Hi all


I believe there are two families at this new location--one closer to road
the other on south end of colony about midpoint of colony (E to W). Fun to
watch! Directions in photo comments.

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http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Raptor-Alley-Nunn-Pierce-Weld-02-27-2017/

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.club/

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Date: 6/27/18 11:36 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
I would add Pine Siskin, Western Wood-Pewee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Chipping Sparrow, and probably others besides what Chuck and Nathan already mentioned, to the list of mountain species increasingly occurring at low elevation during summer. My take is that urban tree plantings, particularly in big yards, parks and cemeteries, are maturing and, thus, increasingly provide what these birds need. I imagine, depending on the year, fires and a shortage of conifer cones and other foods (i.e., habitat hardships in the mountains), also play roles in how many of the mountain species seek their fortunes elsewhere (think Red Crossbill).


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins


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From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:12 AM
To: cobirds
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder

On the topic of montane species nesting in lowland areas: a pair of Gray-headed Juncos apparently nested in the middle of Boulder this spring, on the creek behind the Basemar shopping center (same spot where the Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler were hanging out last fall). I saw an adult singing persistently there on 5/10 and 5/30, and found the adult tending a brown streaky juvenile on 6/15.

Looks like Andy Belt reported a Gray-headed Junco at Rocky Mountain Arsenal on 6/19, too.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:52 AM Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...><mailto:<chundertmark8...>> wrote:
This morning from my bedroom window I heard a Cordilleran Flycatcher singing in the wooded stretch along an irrigation ditch. I first heard a Cordilleran singing in the neighborhood on June 11. I was out of town from June 12-20. Since returning, I’ve been hearing the Cordilleran calling on multiple days in the same vicinity.

On June 12, Richard Pautsch reported a persistently singing Cordilleran in Denver.

Are Cordilleran Flycatchers joining the growing list of montane species moving into lowland habitats? In Lynn Wickersham’s account for this species in The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, she notes that the species’ population has been increasing and suggests that “…increasing availability of manmade nest substrates…” may be contributing to the increase. Are suburban homes providing a nest substrate the way cabins have in the mountains? Do riparian strips along streams and irrigation ditches provide corridors for movement?

Will Cordilleran join Bushtits and Red-breasted Nuthatches in the list of montane species moving into lowland areas?

"What does not change / is the will to change” The Kingfishers, Charles Olson

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO



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Date: 6/27/18 9:12 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
On the topic of montane species nesting in lowland areas: a pair of
Gray-headed Juncos apparently nested in the middle of Boulder this spring,
on the creek behind the Basemar shopping center (same spot where the Varied
Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler were hanging out last fall). I saw
an adult singing persistently there on 5/10 and 5/30, and found the adult
tending a brown streaky juvenile on 6/15.

Looks like Andy Belt reported a Gray-headed Junco at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
on 6/19, too.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:52 AM Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
wrote:

> This morning from my bedroom window I heard a Cordilleran Flycatcher
> singing in the wooded stretch along an irrigation ditch. I first heard a
> Cordilleran singing in the neighborhood on June 11. I was out of town from
> June 12-20. Since returning, I’ve been hearing the Cordilleran calling on
> multiple days in the same vicinity.
>
> On June 12, Richard Pautsch reported a persistently singing Cordilleran in
> Denver.
>
> Are Cordilleran Flycatchers joining the growing list of montane species
> moving into lowland habitats? In Lynn Wickersham’s account for this species
> in *The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas*, she notes that the species’
> population has been increasing and suggests that “…increasing availability
> of manmade nest substrates…” may be contributing to the increase. Are
> suburban homes providing a nest substrate the way cabins have in the
> mountains? Do riparian strips along streams and irrigation ditches provide
> corridors for movement?
>
> Will Cordilleran join Bushtits and Red-breasted Nuthatches in the list of
> montane species moving into lowland areas?
>
> "What does not change / is the will to change” The Kingfishers, Charles
> Olson
>
> Chuck Hundertmark
> Lafayette, CO
>
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Date: 6/27/18 7:52 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Singing Cordilleran Flycatcher, Lafayette, Boulder
This morning from my bedroom window I heard a Cordilleran Flycatcher singing in the wooded stretch along an irrigation ditch. I first heard a Cordilleran singing in the neighborhood on June 11. I was out of town from June 12-20. Since returning, I’ve been hearing the Cordilleran calling on multiple days in the same vicinity.

On June 12, Richard Pautsch reported a persistently singing Cordilleran in Denver.

Are Cordilleran Flycatchers joining the growing list of montane species moving into lowland habitats? In Lynn Wickersham’s account for this species in The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, she notes that the species’ population has been increasing and suggests that “…increasing availability of manmade nest substrates…” may be contributing to the increase. Are suburban homes providing a nest substrate the way cabins have in the mountains? Do riparian strips along streams and irrigation ditches provide corridors for movement?

Will Cordilleran join Bushtits and Red-breasted Nuthatches in the list of montane species moving into lowland areas?

"What does not change / is the will to change” The Kingfishers, Charles Olson

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO


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Date: 6/27/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 June 2018
Date: June 27, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder)
Northern Bobwhite (Jefferson)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Weld)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Douglas)
Black Rail (*Weld)
American Coot (Phillips)
Sandhill Crane (*Weld)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (Kiowa)
Mountain Plover (*Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (*Prowers)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (Weld)
Forster’s Tern (Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, Larimer)
Northern Goshawk (Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Denver, *Weld)
Least Flycatcher (*Boulder, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder, *Chaffee, Jefferson)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, Fremont, La Plata, Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Jefferson)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, Routt)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (*Jefferson, *Weld)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Garfield, Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (*Mesa)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder, *Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, *Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Pueblo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (*Weld)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, *Weld)
Dickcissel (Chaffee, *Jefferson, *Mesa, *Weld)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 22 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers. On June 23 on High Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University
Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
On June 25 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 26 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Jared Del Rosso reported 2
Cordilledran Flycatchers.
---On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 5
Chipping Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at Littleton
Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Littleton, David Sddjian reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 26 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 21 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Wendi
Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON. On June 22 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue Heron. On
June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Barbara Brown and several other
birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at
Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan
Zmolek and Leslie S reported TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron.
On June 25 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown
reported imm Little Blue Heron. On June 26 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, John Haycraft and Robert Thoren reported imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail, Sue Riffe reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail, Steve Frye and
Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On
June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John Rutenbeck and Kiki
Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 25 at South Mesa Trail,
Rob Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26 at South Mesa
Trail, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes. On June 26 at
Golden Pond Park, Sarah Spotten reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers.
---On June 26 at Rocky Mountain NP Wild Basin, Candice Johnson reported
Least Flycatcher.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271
Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest. On June 26 at Frantz Lakw SWA, Jack Harlan
reported 2 Eastern Phoebe.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.


DENVER COUNTY:
----On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons
circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy. On June 22 at 1777 Wynkoop,
Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported 1
Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake
Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.
---On June 26 at Roxborough SP, Wendi Fisher reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler on Fountain Valley Trail.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain Wagner, Doug
Kibbe, Seena Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine Lanning
reported Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret. On June 22 at
Coal Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel. On June 23 at Coal
Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported 1 Dickcissel and 2
Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Wood reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper Sparrows and 6
Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel; Bez Bezuidenhout reported
Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On June 25 at Coal Creek OS, Steve Rash
and Frank Farrell reported Dickcissel; Eric DeFonso reported 3 Dickcissel
and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 26 at Coal Creek OS, Brian Johnson,
Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth, Alison Field, and Stephen Greenwood reported
Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwsy 93, Chris Wood reported
Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 26 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Mark Chavez reported Cattle Egret.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshawk,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
Sparrow.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.
---On June 26 at Neegronda Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 2 Black-necked
Stilt.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink. On June 26 on ME ¾ Rd, David Price reported
Bobolink and Dickcissel.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 26 on Fencerow Windmill Strip west of US 385 between CR CC and
CR X, Jane Stulp reported 2 Upland Sandpipers.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver and Steve Mlodinow
reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported pair of nesting
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds reported 3
Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo Reservoir
Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater
Yellowlegs. On June 26 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Black Rail, 3 Sandhill Cranes, and Dickcissel.
---On June 26 at S Platte River at Hwy 60, Steve Mlodinow reported
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and 3 Orchard Orioles.
---On June 26 on Hwy 14 between CR 77 & CR 79, Johanna Beam reported 23
Mountain Plover, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 McCown’s
Longspur, and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.



DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Western Colorado
Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This Trip is FULL.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com; 303-329-8646)
This trip is FULL.

Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
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Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
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Date: 6/26/18 9:58 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
Just a quick reminder that the majority of birders DO own recording
equipment -- a cell phone! There are plenty of free apps that will turn
your cell phone into an audio recorder. It doesn't matter a whole lot which
app you use, since the quality of the recording is generally determined by
the quality of the microphone in your phone. Those microphones are designed
for the human voice at 2 inches, not a bird at 200 yards, but a bad audio
recording of a bird is better than no recording at all!

I own a couple different sets of recording equipment, but the phone is the
one that's on me at all times. It came in super handy a couple weeks ago
when I found a White-eyed Vireo singing while I was walking the dogs. And I
pull it out every time I hear a Red Crossbill fly over, so I can document
the call type. It's a good habit to get into.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM, Andrews Robert <raconamaz...>
wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Thanks for the various comments concerning the Brewer’s Sparrows on
> Guanella Pass. We did not get recordings of the birds. Neither Michael or I
> have recording equipment, and even if we had, it was a bit breezy yesterday
> and that might have made it problematic anyway. The birds clearly seemed to
> be on territory, and for anyone who has the equipment and the inclination,
> it could be a good opportunity to record these high altitude Brewer’s
> Sparrows.
>
> Bob Andrews
>
> Yekepa, Liberia (currently in Highlands Ranch)
>
>
> On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 9:06:54 AM MDT, Nathan Pieplow <
> <npieplow...> wrote:
>
>
> Susan et al.,
>
> Last I knew, there was no evidence that the Brewer's Sparrows occasionally
> found above treeline in Colorado belong to the "Timberline" subspecies. All
> available evidence suggested that these were typical Brewer's Sparrows that
> sometimes nest at high elevations (possibly for a second nesting attempt).
> As far as I am aware, the southern limit of breeding "Timberline" Brewer's
> Sparrows is in the Glacier National Park area of northern Montana.
>
> That said, it's always a good idea to get a recording of interesting birds
> like this!
>
> Nathan Pieplow
> Boulder
>
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:29 AM, Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...>
> wrote:
>
> This could be a Timberline which is a subspecies of the Brewer’s Sparrow.
> Did you get a recording?
> AND
> Does anyone know the current status of research of the potential of
> separating the Timberline into a separate species? Any links would be
> appreciated.
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Date: 6/26/18 9:05 am
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County

Hello all,

Thanks for the various comments concerning the Brewer’s Sparrows on Guanella Pass. We did not get recordings of the birds. Neither Michael or I have recording equipment, and even if we had, it was a bit breezy yesterday and that might have made it problematic anyway. The birds clearly seemed to be on territory, and for anyone who has the equipment and the inclination, it could be a good opportunity to record these high altitude Brewer’s Sparrows.

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia (currently in Highlands Ranch)


On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 9:06:54 AM MDT, Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> wrote:

Susan et al.,
Last I knew, there was no evidence that the Brewer's Sparrows occasionally found above treeline in Colorado belong to the "Timberline" subspecies. All available evidence suggested that these were typical Brewer's Sparrows that sometimes nest at high elevations (possibly for a second nesting attempt). As far as I am aware, the southern limit of breeding "Timberline" Brewer's Sparrows is in the Glacier National Park area of northern Montana.
That said, it's always a good idea to get a recording of interesting birds like this!

Nathan PieplowBoulder

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:29 AM, Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...> wrote:

This could be a Timberline which is a subspecies of the Brewer’s Sparrow.  Did you get a recording?
AND
Does anyone know the current status of research of the potential of separating the Timberline into a separate species?  Any links would be appreciated.

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Date: 6/26/18 8:06 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
Susan et al.,

Last I knew, there was no evidence that the Brewer's Sparrows occasionally
found above treeline in Colorado belong to the "Timberline" subspecies. All
available evidence suggested that these were typical Brewer's Sparrows that
sometimes nest at high elevations (possibly for a second nesting attempt).
As far as I am aware, the southern limit of breeding "Timberline" Brewer's
Sparrows is in the Glacier National Park area of northern Montana.

That said, it's always a good idea to get a recording of interesting birds
like this!

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:29 AM, Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...>
wrote:

> This could be a Timberline which is a subspecies of the Brewer’s Sparrow.
> Did you get a recording?
> AND
> Does anyone know the current status of research of the potential of
> separating the Timberline into a separate species? Any links would be
> appreciated.
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Date: 6/26/18 6:29 am
From: Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
This could be a Timberline which is a subspecies of the Brewer’s Sparrow. Did you get a recording?
AND
Does anyone know the current status of research of the potential of separating the Timberline into a separate species? Any links would be appreciated.

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Date: 6/26/18 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 June 2018
Date: June 26, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (Chaffee)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Garfield)
Hooded Merganser (Adams, Arapahoe, *Boulder)
Northern Bobwhite (*Jefferson)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Routt)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero, Weld)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (*Douglas)
American Coot (Phillips)
Black-necked Stilt (*Kiowa)
Snowy Plover (*Kiowa)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Weld)
Forster’s Tern (*Kiowa)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (Boulder)
Cattle Egret (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (Boulder, Denver)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (*Kiowa)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero,
Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, *Larimer, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Jefferson, Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Denver)
Least Flycatcher (Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder, Chaffee, Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, Fremont, La Plata, Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (Adams)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Arapahoe)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Boulder, Weld)
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) (Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, Routt)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Eastern Bluebird (Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Douglas, Fremont)
Chipping Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Brewer’s Sparrow (*Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Routt)
Lark Bunting (Boulder)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, *Jefferson)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Garfield, Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (Pueblo)
Bobolink (*Mesa)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Orchard Oriole (Boulder)
Baltimore Oriole (Prowers)
Ovenbird (Custer)
Tennessee Warbler (Larimer)
American Redstart (Kiowa)
Northern Parula (Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder)
Painted Bunting (Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Chaffee, Douglas, *Jefferson, *Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 20 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard
Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and Cynthia
Kristensen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher and Western Tanager. On June 22
on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On
June 23 on High Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia
Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On
June 24 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 25 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 20 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported Chipping
Sparrow. On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows. On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 5 Chipping Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at
Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Littleton, David Sddjian reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Picture Canyon, Sue Riffe reported Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 4 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 2 Green-tailed Towhees.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 20 on west side of Crane Hollow Road S of bridge, Bob Fiehweg
reported 2 calling Dickcissels.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 20 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Shenot, Johanna Beam, Nathaniel Behl, and Kevin Keirn reported ad
TRICOLORED HERON and ad Little Blue Heron. On June 21 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Wendi Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON. On June 22
at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON
and Little Blue Heron. On June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Barbara Brown and several other birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and
TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron. On June 25 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tim Ryan and Chris Brown reported imm Little Blue
Heron.
---On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK
and 4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail, Sue Riffe reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail, Steve Frye and
Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On
June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John Rutenbeck and Kiki
Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 26 at South Mesa Trail,
Rob Cassady reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole. On June 25 at Golden Ponds
Sarah Spotten and Luke Pheneger reported Eastern Phoebes.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.
---On June 25 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Sarah Spotten reported 3
juv Hooded Mergansers.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271
Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On June 25 on Guanella Pass, Bob Andrewss and Micahel Kiessig reported 3
Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of the pass.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.


DENVER COUNTY:
----On June 20 at 1099 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 ad Peregrine
Falcons flying and a juv on the ground a few blocks away; later at 1300
18th St., Megan Miller reported all 3 Peregrine Falcons at the Brown
Skyscraper. On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine
Falcons circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy. On June 22 at 1777
Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported
1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake
Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.
---On June 25 at Castlewood Canyon SP, Randall Nelson reported Rufous
Hummingbird.’

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Diana Beatty reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On June 25 at Fountain Creek Regional Park – Nature Center/Cattail
Marsh, Rod Schmidt reported Mississippi Kite.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 24 in Flat Tops at White Owl Lake, Vic Zerbi reported 2 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Coal Creek Open Space, Nathan Pieplow, Brfuce Cyganowski,
Eric DeFonso, and Dev in DeBoer reported Grasshopper Sparrows and
Dickcissels. On June 21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain
Wagner, Doug Kibbe, Seena Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine
Lanning reported Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret. On
June 22 at Coal Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel. On June
23 at Coal Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported 1
Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek OS, Chris
Wood reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper Sparrows
and 6 Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel; Bez Bezuidenhout
reported Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel. On June 25 at Coal Creek OS,
Steve Rash and Frank Farrell reported Dickcissel; Eric DeFonso reported 3
Dickcissel and 7 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 20 at 21948 – 23478 Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Eric DeFonso reported
4 Cattle Egret. On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr, W of Hwsy 93, Chris
Wood reported Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 24 at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshaw,
Canada Jay (Gray Jay) and Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
Sparrow.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 25 at Massey Draw, Chris Courtney reported Northern Bobwhite.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On June 25 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Snowy Plover.
---On June 25 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Jeff Calhoun reported 5 Black-necked
Stilt and 5 Forster’s Terns.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 20 at YMCA of Rockies, Estes Park, Scott Rashid and Johanna Beam
reported banding a f Chestnut-sided Warbler. It is suspected to be
breeding in the area.
---On June 20 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Blue Sky Trail, Arvind Panjabi and
Josh Bruening reported singing Tennessee Warbler.
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.
---On June 25 at Rocky Mountain NP Endovazlley—Alluvial Fan/Fan Lake, Matt
Hogan reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 20 at Divide Rd—Thimble Point, Forest Road #417, Mike Henwood
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel. On June 25 on ME ¾ Rd W of 57 Rd,
Katheleen McGinley, Carol Ortenzio, and Eileen Cunningham reported m
Dickcissel and 3 m Bobolink.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 20 on Highbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Sue Riffe reported Mississippi
Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, m Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens,
pair of Eastern Blue birds, m Painted Bunting.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver and Steve Mlodinow
reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported pair of nesting
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds reported 3
Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo Reservoir
Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle Egrets.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 20 on Poudre River trail—N 59th Ave to N 35th Ave in Greeley,
Diane Thomas reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.
---On June 24 at Lower Latham Marsh, Gary Lefko reported Greater Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Western Colorado
Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This Trip is FULL.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com; 303-329-8646)
This trip is FULL.

Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
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Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

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Date: 6/25/18 7:09 pm
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brewer's Sparrow, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County

Hello all,

Michael Kiessig and I had 3 Brewer’s Sparrows at the summit of Guanella Pass, Clear Creek Co. today (June 25). One bird was seen singing and was accompanied by another bird; presumably they were a pair. Another bird was heard singing, but not seen. All three individuals were along the Rosalie Trail, which goes south from the Guanella Pass summit. The birds were in the area near the signboard at the border of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area, a short distance after the start of the Rosalie Trail. The birds were seen in willow thickets just above timberline; the elevation of the summit is 11,889 ft (according to the signboard).

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia (currently in Highlands Ranch)

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Date: 6/25/18 6:46 pm
From: Norman Erthal <normerthal...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birding South Africa


Hi,

Posting of these announcements have been previously approved by the CFO
Board

I have a trip to South Africa on October 24 through November 11. It had
filled from an earlier announcement. Due to an additional cancellation, I
have up to 2 spaces available. Estimated cost is about $4,600. This does
not include the flight to Johannesburg. I expect we should see well over
400 species with nearly 100 endemic to South Africa and adjacent countries
and of course, many mammals and other critters. We will have experienced
local guides with a bus and driver. If you are not able to take advantage
of this trip, PLEASE forward to anyone you think might be interested. The
cost includes all lodging, meals, and drinks.

Day 1 Tue Oct 22: Arrive in Johannesburg. Night in Johannesburg

Day 2 Wed Oct 23: Recovery day and maybe some light birding near the city.

Day 3 Thu Oct 25: Day in the thornveld of Rust-de-Winter area and
Zaagkuilsdrift Road for Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Shaft-tailed Whydah,
and Greater Painted-Snipe. Sunset 6:15 pm. 2 hours to Kgomo-Kgomo. Night in
Bela Bela. Birding from vehicle and on foot.

Day 4-5 Fri-Sat Oct 26-27: To Polokwane. Sunrise 5:30 am. Drive to
Polokwane Reserve for birding in grassland, reedbeds, and riverine bush on
26th. All day at the mountains and Afro-montane forest at Magoebaskloof and
at New Agatha Forest Reserve for Bat Hawk for second day. Nights at Kurisa
Mayo Lodge. Birding generally on foot.

Day 6-7 Sun-Mon Oct 28-29: Early morning birding on second day depending on
if we have missed anything then drive 3 hours to the amazing Kruger
National Park. Night at Punda Maria Camp in north end of Kruger NP. Birding
in Kruger will be mostly by car, although there are some trails and birding
within the camp compound will also be done. Will do a night drive.

Days 8-9 Tue-Wed Oct 30-31: Kruger National Park. Travel to southern Kruger
through the National Park birding on the way. Nights at Satara Rest Camp in
Kruger NP. Will do a night drive.

Day 10 Thu Nov 1: To Wakkerstroom Early morning at Kruger then a 7-hour
drive south to Wakkerstroom with a stop at Abel Erasmus Pass for the very
rare Taita Falcon and a possible stop in Swaziland for the rare Blue
Swallow. Night in Wakkerstroom. Driving and walking. Night in Wakkerstroom.

Day 11 Fri Nov 2: Wakkerstroom. Day at Wakkerstroom in grassland and
wetlands with primary targets being two very local lark species, Rudd’s and
Botha’s as well as White-bellied and Blue Bustards. Night in Wakkerstroom.

Day 12 Sat Nov 3: Mkuze Game Reserve. Early morning at Wakkerstroom then a
3-hour drive to Mkuze Game Reserve for it's acacia savanna, sand forest,
riverine forest. Night at Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge in Hluhluwe. Walking and
several blinds.

Day 13 Sun Nov 4: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. Driving, walking in low
elevation grassland and coastal scarp forest, and maybe a boat cruise.
Night at Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge in Hluhluwe.

Day 14 Mon Nov 5: Saint Lucia area. Visit nearby coastal dune forest, lakes
and estuary of the Saint Lucia system and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Night
drive in Eastland shores section of iSimangaliso. Night at Gooderson
DumaZulu Lodge in Hluhluwe. Livingstone’s Turaco, Woodward’s Batis,
Neergard’s Sunbird. Driving and walking.

Day 15 Tue Nov 6: We will visit the coastal forests of Ongoye Forest and
Dlinza Forest with a canopy walkway. Night in Eshowe.

Day 16 Wed Nov 7: Visit the coastal lowland Entumeni Forest and Amatikulu
Reserve. Night in Durban at Faraway Lodge

Day 17 Thu 18 Nov 8: Durban Pelagic. In addition to birds, especially
highlights of albatross, there can be whales, dolphins, and fur seals.
Depart at 7 and return between 2 and 3. Night in Durban at Faraway Lodge

Day 18 Fri Nov 9: Karkloof Mountains Sunrise 5:04 am. Here we will travel
in spectacular terrain in mist belt forest and high altitude grassland.
Possible sites are Darvill Park, Karkloof Conservancy and Hella-Hella Pass.
Walking and canopy tour. Night in Himeville.

Day 19 Sat Nov 10: Sani Pass and Lesotho. Night in Underberg Sunset 6:16
pm. Take 4-wheel vehicles to Lesotho for alpine grassland and protea
savanna. Driving and walking. Night in Himeville. Start at 6 am and
conclude about 5:30.

Day 20 Sun Nov 11: Bird at Marutswa Forest in the morning or other location
depending on what we have not seen. Drive to Johannesburg 6 hours with
possible stop at Marievale near Johannesburg, Evening flight home.

Day 21 Nov 12: Arrive home

Norm Erthal 303-917-2596

Arvada CO

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Date: 6/25/18 7:34 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bird Heading South or Just Hanging Out? [Weld]
Hi all

I had a Greater Yellowlegs yesterday at Latham Marsh on Weld CR
48--returning from north or bachelor hanging out in Colorado for breeding
season?

Also, had a Blue Grosbeak at Crom Lake.

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

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Date: 6/25/18 6:15 am
From: Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
At this time there is possibly a memorial service planned for this fall. If
I learn of a time, I will let everyone know.

Scott

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 07:10 Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

> Thanks for letting us know this sad news, Scott.
>
> Dr. Cruz was an unassuming, gentle man, a teacher and mentor who touched
> the lives
> of so many.
> I first met him on the last day of October, 1976, when he invited birders
> to visit his feeders in North Boulder to see a real rarity, a Cape May
> Warbler.
> That tiny, dull, drab, fall female got us pretty excited.
>
> I last saw Alex at the 2010 CFO Convention, when he humbly accepted
> CFO's most prestigious award, the Ron Ryder Award.
>
> Please send us a link to any obituary or information about plans for a
> memorial service.
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
>
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:09 AM, Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
> wrote:
>
>> I was sorry to learn of the passing last month of Dr. Cruz, professor of
>> ornithology/biology at the University of Colorado. He and his students have
>> regularly contributed to the knowledge of birds in Colorado and beyond.
>>
>> Here is a link to the Cruz lab highlighting some of the research.
>>
>> https://www.colorado.edu/ebio/cruz-lab
>>
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Date: 6/25/18 6:11 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
Thanks for letting us know this sad news, Scott.

Dr. Cruz was an unassuming, gentle man, a teacher and mentor who touched
the lives
of so many.
I first met him on the last day of October, 1976, when he invited birders
to visit his feeders in North Boulder to see a real rarity, a Cape May
Warbler.
That tiny, dull, drab, fall female got us pretty excited.

I last saw Alex at the 2010 CFO Convention, when he humbly accepted
CFO's most prestigious award, the Ron Ryder Award.

Please send us a link to any obituary or information about plans for a
memorial service.

Joe Roller, Denver

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:09 AM, Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
wrote:

> I was sorry to learn of the passing last month of Dr. Cruz, professor of
> ornithology/biology at the University of Colorado. He and his students have
> regularly contributed to the knowledge of birds in Colorado and beyond.
>
> Here is a link to the Cruz lab highlighting some of the research.
>
> https://www.colorado.edu/ebio/cruz-lab
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Date: 6/25/18 5:09 am
From: Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dr. Alex Cruz
I was sorry to learn of the passing last month of Dr. Cruz, professor of
ornithology/biology at the University of Colorado. He and his students have
regularly contributed to the knowledge of birds in Colorado and beyond.

Here is a link to the Cruz lab highlighting some of the research.

https://www.colorado.edu/ebio/cruz-lab

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Date: 6/25/18 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2018
Date: June 25, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Common Goldeneye (*Chaffee)
Hooded Merganser (*Adams, Arapahoe, *Boulder)
Band-tailed Pigeon (*Routt)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero, Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Jefferson)
American Coot (Phillips)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Boulder, *Denver)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero,
*Pueblo)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Denver, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, *Pueblo)
Peregrine Falcon (Denver)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder, *Chaffee, *Jefferson)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Boulder, *Fremont, La Plata, *Pueblo)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
Bushtit (*Adams, Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Gray Vireo (Las Animas)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (*Boulder, Weld)
Gray Jay (*Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Purple Martin (Gunnison, *Routt)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Broomfield, *Jefferson)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Sage Thrasher (*Jefferson)
Red Crossbill (*Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, *Douglas, *Fremont, Larimer)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Fremont)
Sagebrush Sparrow (*Routt)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jefferson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
White-crowned Sparrow (*Pueblo)
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Adams)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Orchard Oriole (*Boulder)
Baltimore Oriole (*Prowers)
Ovenbird (*Custer, Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Larimer)
American Redstart (Broomfield, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (*Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa, *Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, El Paso)
Painted Bunting (Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Chaffee, Douglas, *Jefferson, Larimer, *Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWA, Andy Belt reported Dark-eyed
Junco (Gray-headed).
---On June 24 on pond N of Big Dry Creek Park, Matt Hofeditz reported 2 f
Hooded Mergansers and 15 Bushtits.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard
Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 20 on High
Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and Cynthia Kristensen reported
Cordilleran Flycatcher and Western Tanager. On June 22 on High Line Canal
Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported
Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers. On June 23 on High
Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported
2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 on High
Line Canal Trail – S University BLvd to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen
reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers.
---On June 20 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported Chipping
Sparrow. On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows. On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 5 Chipping Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 24 at
Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 7 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Littleton, David Sddjian reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Picture Canyon, Sue Riffe reported Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 4 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 2 Green-tailed Towhees.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford
reported Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 20 on west side of Crane Hollow Road S of bridge, Bob Fiehweg
reported 2 calling Dickcissels.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 20 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Shenot, Johanna Beam, Nathaniel Behl, and Kevin Keirn reported ad
TRICOLORED HERON and ad Little Blue Heron. On June 21 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Wendi Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON. On June 22
at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON
and Little Blue Heron. On June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Barbara Brown and several other birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and
TRICOLORED HERON. On June 24 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff
Dawson, Phoenix Kwan, Kiki Widjaja, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
TRICOLORED HERON and imm Little Blue Heron.
---On June 19 on Gunbarrel Hill, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Lark Bunting and
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s); Gabriel WIltse reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK and
4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch; John Rutenbeck, Cole Sage, and Bill Kaempfer also reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 17 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Luke
Pheneger, Alex Brown, Eric DeFonso, Frank Farrell, and David Tonnessen
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 19 at South Mesa Trail, Steve
Mlodinow reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. Mlodinow said that the parking
lot was closed so he birded from the road. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail,
Sue Riffe reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail,
Steve Frye and Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On June 24 at South Mesa Trail, Dan Zmolek, Leslie S, John
Rutenbeck and Kiki Widjaja reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 19 at Melody Park on Kalmia between Broadway and 16th, Bob
Fiehweg reported singing Northern Cardinal.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.
---On June 24 at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Luke Pheneger reported Green
Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole.
---On June 24 at Waneka Lake/Greenlee Preserve, Ted Floyd reported Hooded
Merganser.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at w 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported American Redstart.
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula. On June 24 at 271
Interlocken Blvd, Kiki WIdjaja reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at Sands Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported f Common
Goldeneye and Eastern Phoebe.
---On June 24 at Frantz Lake SWA, Sally Waterhouse reported pair of Eastern
Phoebe, one was on nest.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On June 24 at Daveport Campground Rd, Steve Mlodinow reported Ovenbird.


DENVER COUNTY:
----On June 20 at 1099 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 ad Peregrine
Falcons flying and a juv on the ground a few blocks away; later at 1300
18th St., Megan Miller reported all 3 Peregrine Falcons at the Brown
Skyscraper. On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine
Falcons circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy. On June 22 at 1777
Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported
1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron. On June 24 at Bluff Lake
Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.
---On June 24 at 17337 Waterhouse Circle, Tina Peters reported 20 Cassin’s
Sparrows in Nature Conservation Area.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWSA, Alan Ketcham reported Red-headed
Woodpecker, m Eastern Bluebird, and f Indigo Bunting.
---On June 19 at Hanover Fire Station, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 19 at Hanover Road, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported Greater
Roadrunner.
---On June 20 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Diana Beatty reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite. On June 24 at Adams Open Space, Melanie
Herring reported 2 Mississippi Kites.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.

FREMONT COUNTY:
----On June 24 on Chandler Road, Joel and Dale Adams reported 4 Cassin’s
Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Sparrows, and 7 Cassin’s Sparrows.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Coal Creek Open Space, Maureen Blackford, Lindsay Purifoy,
Timo Mitzen, Phil Lyon, Frank Farrell, Gabriel Wiltse, and Tracy
Rackauskas reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 20 at
Coal Creek Open Space, Nathan Pieplow, Brfuce Cyganowski, Eric DeFonso,
and Dev in DeBoer reported Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels. On June
21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain Wagner, Doug Kibbe, Seena
Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine Lanning reported
Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret. On June 22 at Coal
Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel. On June 23 at Coal
Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported 1 Dickcissel and 2
Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 24 at Coal Creek OS, Chris Wood reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, 13 Grasshopper Sparrows and 6
Dickcissel; Kiki Widjaja reported Dickcissel; Bez Bezuidenhout reported
Grasshoper Sparrow and Dickcissel.
---On June 19 at 21600 – 21946 Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Gabriel WIltse
reported 6 Cattle Egret. On June 20 at 21948 – 23478 Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Eric DeFonso reported 4 Cattle Egret. On June 24 on Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
W of Hwsy 93, Chris Wood reported Cattle Egret and Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 19 at Clear Creek Trail – Indian Gulch to Clear Creek History
Park, Santiago Tabares reported m Lark Bunting.
--On June 19 at Staunton SP Brian Johnson reported N Goshawk. On June 24
at Staunton SP, Reed Gorner reported 2 Northern Goshaw, Gray Jay and
Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On June 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge W, C ole and
Beth Sage reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
Sparrow.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.
---On June 24 at Goose Creek Rd W of Stoney Pass, Chris Wood reported Sage
Thrasher.
---On June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Dylan Cooper
reported Eastern Phoebe.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Wellington SWA Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel, Cassin’s
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 19 at Backcountry Happy Grass, Joel Such reported Ovenbird.
---On June 20 at YMCA of Rockies, Estes Park, Scott Rashid and Johanna Beam
reported banding a f Chestnut-sided Warbler. It is suspected to be
breeding in the area.
---On June 20 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Blue Sky Trail, Arvind Panjabi and
Josh Bruening reported singing Tennessee Warbler.
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 19 at CR 76.8, Sue Riffe reported Gray Vireo.
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 20 at Divide Rd—Thimble Point, Forest Road #417, Mike Henwood
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.
---On June 24 on ME Rd approx. .15 mile from intersection with 57 Rd, Jim
Liewer reported Bobolink and Dickcissel.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 20 on Highbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Sue Riffe reported Mississippi
Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, m Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens,
pair of Eastern Blue birds, m Painted Bunting.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 24 on S 13th St. Dorothy Russell reported Baltimore Oriole.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Mineral Palace Park, Jacqueline Heyla reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 24 at Mineral Palace Park, Cameron Carver
and Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler; Mlodinow also reported
pair of nesting Mississippi Kites.
---On June 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tanja Britton reported 7
Cattle Egret. On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds
reported 3 Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers. On June 24 at Pueblo
Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek and Matthew Carwford reported Cattle
Egrets.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike. On June 24 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Matthew Crawford reported
Cassin’s Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 juv White-crowned Sparrows.
---On June 24 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Grace’s
Warblers and 2 Red Crossbill.
---On June 24 on Hwy 78 Burn, Steve Mlodinow reported American Three-toed
Woodpecker and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On June 24 on Yampa BBS Route, Tom Hall reported 2 Sagebrush Sparrows,
Band-tailed Pigeon and Purple Martins.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Ben Sampson reported Bushtit.
---On June 20 on Poudre River trail—N 59th Ave to N 35th Ave in Greeley,
Diane Thomas reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips
See DFO website for more information
Western Colorado
Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)
This Trip is FULL.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mark Amershek (mamershek At msn.com; 303-329-8646)
This trip is FULL.

Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 30
6:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Rebecca Laroche (RebeccaLLaroche AT gmail.com; 626-318-4435)
This trip is FULL.

Turkey Creek Ranch and Flying J Ranch
Sunday, July 1
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 6/24/18 4:41 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Golden Ponds Green Heron
Hi all,

Today I had an adult GREEN HERON fly into the fenced off pond on the far
south side of the Golden Ponds complex in Boulder County. It was extremely
uncoopertive and in the 2.5 hours I sat staring at the patch of reeds it
flew into, it only showed once more and it proceeded to fly away to the NW
out of sight.
Also of interest was a RED EYED VIREO, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLUE GROSBEAKS, and
a small flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS that kept me company while I played the
waiting game.

A photo of the heron can be seen here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46764660



Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 6/24/18 12:40 pm
From: COBirds <redbear44...>
Subject: [cobirds] Purple Martins Routt County.
I was conducting my Yampa Route BBS survey and got some great birds. The highlights included a Sagebrush Sparrow (2 mikes west of Yampa at a CR turnoff), a Band-tailed Pigeon in Oak Creek, and Purple Martins (Saw them first on 20 Mile Road west of Oak Creek3.5 miles in). I was really questioning that one so returned to see if I could find them. They had flown northwest out of sight. So started looking about 3 miles up road 29. At about 2.5 miles up road three males and a female were in a tree while it was raining. The pigeon and martins are new to the count.

Tom Hall
Fort Collins

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Date: 6/24/18 10:50 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Robin and Black-headed Grosbeak songs
Bob,

My wife and I had a similar experience also in RMNP at nearby Hollowell
Park on an evening walk in early June.  There were many Robins in the
ponderosa pines uphill from the trail singing, and one was doing a very
Black-headed Grosbeak-like song.  There were also some Black-headed
Grosbeaks around, mostly in the willows down by the stream, but some
flying up to the ponderosas.  It is interesting to speculate whether
hearing Grosbeaks singing influences song development in nearby Robins.

Jim Nelson

Bethesda, Maryland


On 6/23/2018 6:30 PM, Bob Righter wrote:
>
> Was I hearing the song from a Robin or was it from a Black-headed
> Grosbeak?
>
>
> I usually associate the song of the Black-headed Grosbeak as being
> patterned like a Robin but embellished with various toots, whistles,
> and slurred notes, delivered at slightly faster tempo. The Grosbeak’s
> song is sometimes referred to as sounding like a revved up Robin.
>
>
> On the east side of Moraine Park, in RMNP, I heard a song emanating
> from a spruce-fir-ponderosa habitat, that to me sounded like a typical
> Black-headed Grosbeak’s song. However wherever I looked in the
> direction of the song all I could see were Robins.
>
>
> From a patch of willows that were adjacent to the conifers I heard and
> saw a Black-headed Grosbeak singing.  Shortly it flew to a Douglas-fir
> limb and continued singing for a short time.
>
>
> What was I to think?  Do Robins really have that range of song
> diversity to sound like a Black-headed Grosbeak, could Robins and
> Blacked Grosbeaks mimic each other’s song, like individuals from other
> songbird families, or was I just hearing an odd, revved up Robin
> singing?I’m inclined to believe I was hearing a revved up Robin that
> coincidently was in the same neighborhood as the Black-headed Grosbeak.
>
>
> That’s why birding is fun—one never knows where the next birding
> dilemma will occur.
>
>
> If any one would like to hear the recording I obtained, let me know as
> I’d be delighted to send a copy, but it wouldn’t be until next week,
> as I have to download the file to the computer, which is in Denver.
>
>
> Bob Righter
>
> Denver, CO
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 6/24/18 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2018
Date: June 24, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunay, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (Mesa)
Hooded Merganser (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero, Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Jefferson)
American Coot (Phillips)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Common Loon (Las Animas)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, *Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver)
Mississippi Kite (Denver, *El Paso, Jefferson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (*Denver, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (*Denver)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, *Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, *Boulder)
Eastern Phoebe (*Boulder)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Cassin’s Kingbird (*Boulder, *La Plata)
Northern Shrike (*Pueblo)
Bushtit (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Gray Vireo (Las Animas)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Purple Martin (*Gunnison)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Broomfield)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jefferson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, *Jefferson, Larimer)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Jefferson, Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Gunnison, Park/Summit)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Adams)
Bobolink (Boulder)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Larimer)
American Redstart (Broomfield, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (*Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, El Paso)
Painted Bunting (Jefferson, Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, Chaffee, Douglas, Fremont, *Jefferson, Larimer)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWAR, Andy Belt reported Dark-eyed
Junco (Gray-headed).

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 18 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher. On June 19 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 20 on High Line Canal Trail – S University
Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers
and Cynthia Kristensen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher and Western
Tanager. On June 22 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers. On June 23 on High Line Canal Trail—S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers and 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 20 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported Chipping
Sparrow. On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 2
Chipping Sparrows. On June 23 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 5 Chipping Sparrows and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 23 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Littleton, David Sddjian reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser. On June 23 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported m
Hooded Merganser.
---On June 23 on Little Dry Creek Trail—Holly Street to High Line Canal,
Jared Del Rosso reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Picture Canyon, Sue Riffe reported Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 4 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 2 Green-tailed Towhees.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Peter Gent and Bob
Andrews reported Eastern Phoebes who are nesting at the white barn. On
June 23 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Maureen Blackford reported
Eastern Phoebe near white barn.
---On June 18 at 63rd St Bridge over St. Vrain, Peter Gent and Bob Andrews
reported 3 Singing Dickcissels on west side of Crane Hollow Road. On June
20 on west side of Crane Hollow Road S of bridge, Bob Fiehweg reported 2
calling Dickcissels.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 18 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Peter
Gent, Bob Andrews, Joey Negreann, Jared Kidder, Al Clark, Betty Glass, and
Joey Angstman reported TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue Herons; both Little
Blues were not seen by everybody. On June 20 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood
Marsh, Jeff Shenot, Johanna Beam, Nathaniel Behl, and Kevin Keirn reported
ad TRICOLORED HERON and ad Little Blue Heron. On June 21 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Wendi Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON. On June 22
at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON
and Little Blue Heron. On June 23 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Barbara Brown and several other birders reported imm Little Blue Heron and
TRICOLORED HERON.
---On June 19 on Gunbarrel Hill, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Lark Bunting and
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s); Gabriel WIltse reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK and
4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 18 at Hecla Lake, Rob Cassady reported m Hooded Merganser.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch; John Rutenbeck, Cole Sage, and Bill Kaempfer also reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 17 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Luke
Pheneger, Alex Brown, Eric DeFonso, Frank Farrell, and David Tonnessen
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 19 at South Mesa Trail, Steve
Mlodinow reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. Mlodinow said that the parking
lot was closed so he birded from the road. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail,
Sue Riffe reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 23 at South Mesa Trail,
Steve Frye and Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On June 18 on east side of Cherryvale Road opposite Open Space
headquarter, Bob Andrews and Peter Gent reported Bobolinks; Bob Fiehweg
reported 2 male Bobolinks.
---On June 19 at Melody Park on Kalmia between Broadway and 16th, Bob
Fiehweg reported singing Northern Cardinal.
---On June 23 at Heil Valley Ranch, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S reported
Cassin’s Kingbird and 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers nesting.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at w 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported American Redstart.
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond. On
June 23 at 295 Interlocken Blvd., Matt Hofeditz, Bruce Snyder, Bob
Spencer, and Eric DeFonso reported Northern Parula.
---On June 23 on Eldorado Blvd, bird from road, Matt Hofeditz reported 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.


DENVER COUNTY:
----On June 18 at 1361 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons
flying in and out of upper window of tall brown building west of Xcel
energy. On June 20 at 1099 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 ad Peregrine
Falcons flying and a juv on the ground a few blocks away; later at 1300
18th St., Megan Miller reported all 3 Peregrine Falcons at the Brown
Skyscraper. On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine
Falcons circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy. On June 22 at 1777
Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported
1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron. On June 23 at Bluff Nature Center, Jason Bidgood, Steve Hebert,
Gwen Moore and Art Hudak reported Green Heron.
---On June 22 at Bear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.
---On Junes 23 at City Park West/Whittier Neighborhood, Patrick O’Driscoll
reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On June 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jack Rogers reported 5 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On June 18 at 92 Fontaine Blvd, Colorado Springs, Gloria Nikolai
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 18 at Ute Valley Park, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported 2
Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On June 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWSA, Alan Ketcham reported Red-headed
Woodpecker, m Eastern Bluebird, and f Indigo Bunting.
---On June 19 at Hanover Fire Station, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 19 at Hanover Road, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported Greater
Roadrunner.
---On June 20 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Diana Beatty reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.
---On June 23 at Adams Open Space in Fountain, Tim Leppek and Michelle
Puplava reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 23 on S Meridian Road – Hanover Road to Pueblo County line, Gary
and Kevin Ash reported Greater Roadrunner.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 18 along MacKenzie Ave in Canon City, SeEtta Moss reported over
a dozen Dickcissel.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.
---On June 23 on BBS Ragged Mount route, Stop # 2, Rodene Harwood and Ronda
Woodward reported 15 Purple Martin and 2 Fox Sparrows.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Coal Creek OS Wendi Fisher, Myron Gerhard, and John
Malenich reported Dickcissel; Gerhard reported Grasshopper Sparrow; Fisher
photographed BAIRD’S SPARROW. On June 19 at Coal Creek Open Space, Maureen
Blackford, Lindsay Purifoy, Timo Mitzen, Phil Lyon, Frank Farrell, Gabriel
Wiltse, and Tracy Rackauskas reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper
Sparrows. On June 20 at Coal Creek Open Space, Nathan Pieplow, Brfuce
Cyganowski, Eric DeFonso, and Dev in DeBoer reported Grasshopper Sparrows
and Dickcissels. On June 21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain
Wagner, Doug Kibbe, Seena Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine
Lanning reported Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret. On
June 22 at Coal Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel. On June
23 at Coal Creek OS, Maureen Blackford and Cyndy Johnson reported 1
Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 19 at 21600 – 21946 Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Gabriel WIltse
reported 6 Cattle Egret. On June 20 at 21948 – 23478 Coal Creek Canyon Dr,
Eric DeFonso reported 4 Cattle Egret.
---On June 18 at Chatfield SP, Wes Donnell reported ad m Painted Bunting in
wooded area NW of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On June 19 at Clear Creek Trail – Indian Gulch to Clear Creek History
Park, Santiago Tabares reported m Lark Bunting.
--On June 19 at Staunton SP Brian Johnson reported N Goshawk.
---On June 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge W, C ole and
Beth Sage reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
Sparrow.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker. On June 23 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Matthew
Crawford reported Redh-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Reservoir Ridge NA, Robert Beauchamp reported 2 Dickcissel.
---On June 19 at Wellington SWA Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel, Cassin’s
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 19 at Backcountry Happy Grass, Joel Such reported Ovenbird.
---On June 20 at YMCA of Rockies, Estes Park, Scott Rashid and Johanna Beam
reported banding a f Chestnut-sided Warbler. It is suspected to be
breeding in the area.
---On June 20 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Blue Sky Trail, Arvind Panjabi and
Josh Bruening reported singing Tennessee Warbler.
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Comanche Peak Wilderness, Creek Falls Trails, Bill and
Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren. On June 23 at West Creek Trail in
Comanche Peak Wilderness, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Soapstone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.
---On June 23 at Rocky Mountain National Park along Nymph Lake-Dream Lake
Trail, trail starts at Bear Lake parking area, Bob Righter reported
nesting American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Two adults were feeding young.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 18 at North Lake SWA, Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported 1st
summer Common Loon.
---On June 19 at CR 76.8, Sue Riffe reported Gray Vireo.
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 23 at Red Mesa, Jim Beatty reported Cassin’s Kingbird.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 20 at Divide Rd—Thimble Point, Forest Road #417, Mike Henwood
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 20 on Highbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Sue Riffe reported Mississippi
Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, m Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens,
pair of Eastern Blue birds, m Painted Bunting.

PARK/SUMMIT COUNTIES:
---On June 18 on her BBS route, Paula Hansley reported 2 Fox Sparrows at
top of Boreas Pass and 2 Fox Sparrows between top of pass and Como.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Mineral Palace Park, Gloria Nikolai, Linda Hodges, Diana
Beaty, and Cole Sage reported Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 19 at
Mineral Palace Park, Jacqueline Heyla reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On June 18 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Gloria Nikolai, Linda
Hodges, and Diana Beatty, Jim and Tracy Zervos reported 2 Cattle Egret. On
June 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tanja Britton reported 7 Cattle
Egret. On June 23 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Robb Hinds reported 3
Cattle Egret and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On June 23 on Swallows Road in Pueblo, Kevin Ash reported Northern
Shrike.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Ben Sampson reported Bushtit.
---On June 20 on Poudre River trail—N 59th Ave to N 35th Ave in Greeley,
Diane Thomas reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips

Denver City Park
Sunday, June 24
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))

Rocky Mountain National Park
Sunday, June 24
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Candice Johnson and Mary Cay Burger (candice.johnson AT
childrenscolorado.org; 303-329-8131)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine

Boulder

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Date: 6/23/18 9:52 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-billed loon: Jeffco to Barrow


Just got back from a bird photo workshop in Barrow, Alaska. Our group was
fortunate to stumble on a Yellow-billed loon in breeding plumage. I could
not help thinking about the YBLO at South Platte Reservoir in Jefferson
County last winter. This species undergoes quite a transformation at
breeding time—from drab and very shy to dramatic colors and a very
confident attitude.

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Rest of the story, if you're interested.
We spotted this loon while driving by Barrow’s sewage treatment pond at 2
AM. (Sweet light all night in Barrow in late spring. Bird all night, sleep
all day.)


Our leader said that to photograph waterfowl at breeding time it helps to
GET INTO THE WATER to get your camera lens at the eye level of the
waterfowl. This calms the birds down and prompts them to approach you, to
see why apes like you are kneeling and crouching in *their *pond. So for
this workshop you wear chest waders.

In we go, dark icy water about 30 inches deep, then kneel down, place
tripod in water, crouch as low as you can. BTW, air temp is 29 degrees.
Fingers frozen. My lens is 420 mm versus everyone else at 600 or 800 mm.
The good news—surprisingly no stink, and certainly no mosquitoes. The
Yellow-billed loon slowly crosses the sewage pond toward us, gets closer
and closer. Per the pop song, “Shy No More.”

First job back home--hose down chest waders.

Cheers!

Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

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Date: 6/23/18 3:30 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Robin and Black-headed Grosbeak songs
Was I hearing the song from a Robin or was it from a Black-headed Grosbeak?

I usually associate the song of the Black-headed Grosbeak as being patterned like a Robin but embellished with various toots, whistles, and slurred notes, delivered at slightly faster tempo. The Grosbeak’s song is sometimes referred to as sounding like a revved up Robin.

On the east side of Moraine Park, in RMNP, I heard a song emanating from a spruce-fir-ponderosa habitat, that to me sounded like a typical Black-headed Grosbeak’s song. However wherever I looked in the direction of the song all I could see were Robins.

From a patch of willows that were adjacent to the conifers I heard and saw a Black-headed Grosbeak singing. Shortly it flew to a Douglas-fir limb and continued singing for a short time.

What was I to think? Do Robins really have that range of song diversity to sound like a Black-headed Grosbeak, could Robins and Blacked Grosbeaks mimic each other’s song, like individuals from other songbird families, or was I just hearing an odd, revved up Robin singing?I’m inclined to believe I was hearing a revved up Robin that coincidently was in the same neighborhood as the Black-headed Grosbeak.

That’s why birding is fun—one never knows where the next birding dilemma will occur.

If any one would like to hear the recording I obtained, let me know as I’d be delighted to send a copy, but it wouldn’t be until next week, as I have to download the file to the computer, which is in Denver.

Bob Righter
Denver, CO


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Date: 6/23/18 2:28 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Wren (Larimer)
On Friday morning, June 22, 2018, Bill and Margaret Rowe (of Missouri) observed a singing Pacific Wren along West Creek near Estes Park. They provided an excellent account through eBird. This morning, Dave Wade and I followed their directions and refound the singing bird at the same location at 10:30 am. A photo is attached here. I will post a video and a link to my eBird checklist (which contains additional details) on the CFO Facebook page shortly.

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Date: 6/23/18 1:51 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Am Three-toed Woodpecker RMNP, Larimer Co
Hi

Today, found a nest of the American Three Toed-Woodpecker along the Nymph Lake-Dream Lake Trail. The trail head starts from the Bear Lake parking area. The nest was found along the trail, just west of Nymph Lake. 40-18-37N; 105-39-3W. Both adults were actively feeding the young. I got a great recording on IPhone of the young begging. I would be delighted to send the recording to anyone, just send me your email

Cheers

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 6/23/18 10:27 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pikes Stockade Closed
One of my favorite birding places is closed for the summer. In April, on
one of my ventures there, I saw where the intense winds had knocked over a
massive narrowleaf Cottonwood tree, which crushed the west wall of the
Pikes Stockade structure. I reported it to the State Historical group. They
have since removed the huge tree but still need to re-construct the west
wall and thus have closed it down until further notice. Will let you know
when things open up again.

And in a brief look at the CC road south of Alamosa, wife Lisa and I noted
no Dickcissels, which were thick there last year.

Hot and DRY down here.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Date: 6/23/18 6:58 am
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: [cobirds] WFO annual conference, Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30
Hello, Everybody.

Please join Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) for their annual conference,
to be held this year in bird-rich Ventura, California, Sept. 26-30. As you
may know, WFO partners with CFO in promoting interest in birds and
ornithology here in Colorado and throughout the West.

WFO conferences are much like CFO conferences, with workshops, socials,
science sessions, and, of course, field trips. In recent years, WFO has
made magnificent strides toward emphasizing participation by and
contributions from teenage field ornithologists. If you were at the 2017
WFO conference in Pueblo, you will recall that the event was absolutely
teeming with young birders--including a sizable contingent from Colorado.
On that note, I'm pleased to report that two Colorado young birders are
recipients of generous scholarships to this year's WFO conference.

To register for the conference, click here:

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

One other thought. The birding in Ventura is always fantastic, and it's
out-of-this-world crazy brilliant in late September. I'm just saying.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 6/23/18 6:23 am
From: Matt Hofeditz <matth...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
The continuing Northern Parula is currently singing in a Cottonwood right next to the parking lot, moving back to the south end of the pond.

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Date: 6/23/18 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2018
Date: June 23, 2018
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 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 changed.
Swan spec (*Mesa)
Hooded Merganser (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Larimer)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Otero, Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Chimney Swift (Jefferson)
Rufous Hummingbird (Jefferson)
American Coot (Phillips)
Long-billed Curlew (Larimer)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Las Animas, Weld)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld)
Willet (Alamosa, Jackson, Weld)
Common Loon (Delta, Las Animas)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
TRICOLORED HERON (*Boulder)
Cattle Egret (*Jefferson, Pueblo)
Green Heron (*Denver)
Mississippi Kite (*Denver, El Paso, *Jefferson, Kiowa, *Las Animas, Otero)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Arapahoe, Weld)
Northern Goshawk (El Paso, Jefferson)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Jefferson, Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Baca, Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Baca)
Peregrine Falcon (*Denver)
Willow Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Least Flycatcher (Denver, Eagle, *Larimer)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Weld)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Arapahoe)
Black Phoebe (Ouray)
Eastern Phoebe (Boulder)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Otero)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (El Paso)
Bushtit (Weld)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (*Arapahoe)
Brown Creeper (Adams)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Pacific Wren (*Larimer)
Gray Vireo (Las Animas)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Red-eyed Vireo (Weld)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca, Otero)
Eastern Bluebird (El Paso, Otero)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Lesser Goldfinch (Boulder)
McCown’s Longspur (*Larimer)
Green-tailed Towhee (Baca)
Cassin’s Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Chipping Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Jefferson)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Denver)
Field Sparrow (Larimer, Weld)
Lark Sparrow (El Paso)
Lark Bunting (Boulder, Jefferson)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
BAIRD’S SPARROW (Jefferson, *Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Park/Summit)
White-throated Sparrow (Weld)
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Adams)
Bobolink (Boulder, Mesa)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Ovenbird (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Larimer)
American Redstart (Broomfield, Kiowa)
Northern Parula (*Broomfield)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Weld)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Grace’s Warbler (Mesa)
Western Tanager (Arapahoe)
Northern Cardinal (Boulder)
Indigo Bunting (Boulder, El Paso)
Painted Bunting (Jefferson, Otero)
Dickcissel (Boulder, ^Chaffee, Douglas, Fremont, *Jefferson, Larimer)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Barr Lake SP Neidrach Nature Trail, Bethany and Brook
Nelson reported Brown Creeper.
---On June 19 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWAR, Andy Belt reported Dark-eyed
Junco (Gray-headed).

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 18 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E Orchard Rd,
Cynthia Madsen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher. On June 19 on High Line
Canal Trail – S University Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch. On June 20 on High Line Canal Trail – S University
Blvd, to E Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 2 Cordilleran Flycatchers
and Cynthia Kristensen reported Cordilleran Flycatcher and Western
Tanager. On June 22 on High Line Canal Trail – S University Blvd to E
Orchard Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Cordilleran
Flycatchers.
---On June 17 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported 4 Chipping
Sparrows. On June 20 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian reported
Chipping Sparrow. On June 21 at Littleton Cemetery, David Suddjian
reported 2 Chipping Sparrows.
---On June 17 on Big Dry Creek Trail – S Colorado Blvd to S University
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Cordilleran Flycatcher.
---On June 17 at Tollgate Creek Trail from Iliff, Cathy Sheeter reported
Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, David Suddjian
reported Red-breasted Nuthatch.
---On June 22 at South Platte Park Eaglewatch Lake, Bob Andrews m Hooded
Merganser.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 20 in Picture Canyon, Sue Riffe reported Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 4 Chihuahuan Ravens, and 2 Green-tailed Towhees.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 at Boulder Creek at 75th St bridge, Peter Gent and Bob
Andrews reported Eastern Phoebes who are nesting at the white barn.
---On June 18 at 63rd St Bridge over St. Vrain, Peter Gent and Bob Andrews
reported 3 Singing Dickcissels on west side of Crane Hollow Road. On June
20 on west side of Crane Hollow Road S of bridge, Bob Fiehweg reported 2
calling Dickcissels.
---On June 9 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Brian and Kimberly Tavernia
spotted a TRICOLORED HERON about 0700 which was seen by many birders;
around 1100 James McCall reported both TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue
Heron at Cottonwood and many birders got to see both birds sometime in the
same field of view. On June 17 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Tess
Rudd, Frank Farrel, David Tonnessen, and Nick Moore reported TRICOLORED
HERON and juv Little Blue Heron; Rob Cassady reported TRICOLORED HERON. On
June 18 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Peter Gent, Bob Andrews, Joey
Negreann, Jared Kidder, Al Clark, Betty Glass, and Joey Angstman reported
TRICOLORED HERON and Little Blue Herons; both Little Blues were not seen by
everybody. On June 20 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Jeff Shenot,
Johanna Beam, Nathaniel Behl, and Kevin Keirn reported ad TRICOLORED HERON
and ad Little Blue Heron. On June 21 at Walden Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh,
Wendi Fish reported TRICOLORED HERON. On June 22 at Walden
Ponds/Cottonwood Marsh, Justin Lawson reported TRICOLORED HERON and Little
Blue Heron.
---On June 16 on 8203 – 8407 Lookout Road, Christian Nunes reported
Cassin’s Sparrow and EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s). On June 17 on Lookout
Road pull off, Luke Pheneger reported 2 Cassin’s Sparrows and EASTERN
MEADOWLARK. On June 19 on Gunbarrel Hill, Steve Mlodinow reported 5 Lark
Bunting and EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Lilian’s); Gabriel WIltse reported EASTERN
MEADOWLARK. On June 20 at Gunbarrel Hill, Johanna Beam reported EASTERN
MEADOWLARK and 4 Grasshopper Sparrows.
---On June 18 at Hecla Lake, Rob Cassady reported m Hooded Merganser.
---On June 16 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Dan Zmolek and Leslie S
reported m Chestnut-sided Warbler, pair of Indigo Bunting and 4 Lesser
Goldfinch; John Rutenbeck, Cole Sage, and Bill Kaempfer also reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 17 at South Mesa Trail Parking Lot, Luke
Pheneger, Alex Brown, Eric DeFonso, Frank Farrell, and David Tonnessen
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. On June 19 at South Mesa Trail, Steve
Mlodinow reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. Mlodinow said that the parking
lot was closed so he birded from the road. On June 22 at South Mesa Trail,
Sue Riffe reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On June 18 on east side of Cherryvale Road opposite Open Space
headquarter, Bob Andrews and Peter Gent reported Bobolinks; Bob Fiehweg
reported 2 male Bobolinks.
---On June 19 at Melody Park on Kalmia between Broadway and 16th, Bob
Fiehweg reported singing Northern Cardinal.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at w 134th Place, Matt Hofeditz reported American Redstart.
---On June 21 at 295 Interlock Blvd, Doug Faulkner reported singing
Northern Parula by the parking lot and Michael Lester reported the Northern
Parula at S end of pond about 5:40 pm. On June 22 at East Interlocken
Park, David Ely reported Northern Parula at noon on east side of pond.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 17 at 8740 CR 175, Jeff Guy reported 3 Dickcissel.
---On June 22 at 9000 Ute Trail in Salida, Todd Deininger reported 4
Dickcissel.

DELTA COUNTY:

---On June 17 at Overland Reservoir, Dennis Garrison reported basic
plumaged Common Loon.


DENVER COUNTY:

----On June 18 at 1361 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons
flying in and out of upper window of tall brown building west of Xcel
energy. On June 20 at 1099 18th St, Megan Miller reported 2 ad Peregrine
Falcons flying and a juv on the ground a few blocks away; later at 1300
18th St., Megan Miller reported all 3 Peregrine Falcons at the Brown
Skyscraper. On June 21 at 1855 Blake, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine
Falcons circling Brown Skyscraper west of Xcel Energy. On June 22 at 1777
Wynkoop, Megan Miller reported 2 Peregrine Falcons and Joe Roller reported
1 Peregrine Falcon perched on ledge of brown skyscraper.
---On June 17 at First Creek at DEN OS, Patrick O’Driscoll and his DFO
Field Trip reported 2 Least Flycatchers and Brewer’s Sparrow.
---On June 21 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, George Ho reported Green Heron.
On June 22 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Candice Johnson reported Green
Heron.
---On June 22 at B ear Creek Greenbelt – S Wadsworth Blvd, to S Sheridan
Blvd, Christ Wood reported flying Mississippi Kite.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 20 at bridge at Best Road, Alan Versaw reported Dickcissel.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Gypsum Ponds, JoAnn Riggle reported Least Flycatcher.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 17 on E Missouri Ave in Fountain, Christine Alexander reported 2
Mississippi Kites.
---On June 18 at Cheyenne Mountain SP, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
---On June 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, Jack Rogers reported 5 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On June 18 at 92 Fontaine Blvd, Colorado Springs, Gloria Nikolai
reported Mississippi Kite.
---On June 18 at Ute Valley Park, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported 2
Ash-throated Flycatchers.
---On June 19 at Ramah Reservoir SWSA, Alan Ketcham reported Red-headed
Woodpecker, m Eastern Bluebird, and f Indigo Bunting.
---On June 19 at Hanover Fire Station, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 19 at Hanover Road, David and Cheryl Hubbard reported Greater
Roadrunner.
---On June 20 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Diana Beatty reported Northern
Goshawk.
---On June 21 at Ute Valley Park, Melanie Herring reported Ash-throated
Flycatcher.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On June 18 along MacKenzie Ave in Canon City, SeEtta Moss reported over
a dozen Dickcissel.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 20 at Curecanti, Jennifer Gardner reported Canyon Wren.
---On June 22 at Gunnison National Forest Crested Butte, Linda Swanson
reported pair of American Wigeon.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 at Coal Creek Open Space (Plainview Road), Joe Roller, Tim
Smart, Norm Lewis. Bez Bezuidenhout, Steven Snyder and Bill Kaempfer
reported Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrow. On June 17 at Coal Creek OS,
Max Miller reported Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows; Eric DeFonso
reported 2 Dickcissel and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 18 at Coal Creek
OS Wendi Fisher, Myron Gerhard, and John Malenich reported Dickcissel;
Gerhard reported Grasshopper Sparrow; Fisher photographed BAIRD’S SPARROW.
On June 19 at Coal Creek Open Space, Maureen Blackford, Lindsay Purifoy,
Timo Mitzen, Phil Lyon, Frank Farrell, Gabriel Wiltse, and Tracy
Rackauskas reported Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. On June 20 at
Coal Creek Open Space, Nathan Pieplow, Brfuce Cyganowski, Eric DeFonso,
and Dev in DeBoer reported Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels. On June
21 at Coal Creek Open Space, Justin Lawson, Elain Wagner, Doug Kibbe, Seena
Spencer, Norm Lewis, Yvonne Parrot, and Lorraine Lanning reported
Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Cattle Egret. On June 22 at Coal
Creek Open Space Rob Cassady reported Dickcissel.
---On June 17 at Beaver Ranch in Conifer, Michael Kiessig reported Willow
Flycatcher.
---On June 17 at 21963 Coal Creek Canyon Rd, Bill Kaempfer reported 4
Cattle Egret. On June 9 at 21600 – 21946 Coal Creek Canyon Dr, Gabriel
WIltse reported 6 Cattle Egret. On June 20 at 21948 – 23478 Coal Creek
Canyon Dr, Eric DeFonso reported 4 Cattle Egret.
---On June 17 at Chatfield SP Audubon Center and Trails, Matt Clark, Susan
Bonfiglio, and Karen Goetz reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 18 at Chatfield SP, Wes Donnell reported ad m Painted Bunting in
wooded area NW of Kingfisher Bridge.
---On June 19 at Clear Creek Trail – Indian Gulch to Clear Creek History
Park, Santiago Tabares reported m Lark Bunting.
--On June 19 at Staunton SP Brian Johnson reported N Goshawk.
---On June 19 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge W, C ole and
Beth Sage reported Rufous Hummingbird.
---On June 21 at Lower White Ranch Park, Norm Lewis reported Clay-colored
Sparrow.
---On June 22 at Stony Pass at Wigwam Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Red-headed Woodpecker.
---On June 22 on Hwy 72 W of Hwy 93, Rob Cassady reported 3 Cattle Egret.
On June 22 on Hwy 93 just south of Hwy 72, Lindsay Purifoy reported 2
Cattle Egret.
---On June 22 at S Otis Court, Chris Wood reported Mississippi Kite flying
towards Denver.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 17 at River Bluffs OS, Nick Komar, Walter Wehtje, and Jay Breidt
reported Ovenbird.
---On June 17 at Fossil Creek Reservoir and Regional Open Space, Kit Gray
reported m Hooded Merganser.
---On June 18 at Reservoir Ridge NA, Robert Beauchamp reported 2 Dickcissel.
---On June 19 at Wellington SWA Gary Lefko reported Dickcissel, Cassin’s
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow.
---On June 19 at Backcountry Happy Grass, Joel Such reported Ovenbird.
---On June 20 at YMCA of Rockies, Estes Park, Scott Rashid and Johanna Beam
reported banding a f Chestnut-sided Warbler. It is suspected to be
breeding in the area.
---On June 20 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Blue Sky Trail, Arvind Panjabi and
Josh Bruening reported singing Tennessee Warbler.
---On June 22 at Lory SP, John Shenot, Jeff Shenot, Nick Komar reported
Least Flycatcher.
---On June 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park West Creek Falls Trails, Bill
and Margaret Rowe, reported Pacific Wren.
---On June 22 at Sopastone Prairie NA, Andy Bankert reported BAIRD’S
SPARROW and 15 McCown’s Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On June 18 at North Lake SWA, Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported 1st
summer Common Loon.
---On June 19 at CR 76.8, Sue Riffe reported Gray Vireo.
---On June 22 at RCR 94001 CR 20.6, Jim Dennis reported 7 Mississippi Kites.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 17 on ME3/4 and 57 Rd, Rodene Harwood, Rhonda Woodward, and Deb
Stegall reported 3 Bobolink.
---On June 20 at Jack’s Canyon Area, Mike Henwood reported 2 Grace’s
Warblers.
---On June 20 at Divide Rd—Thimble Point, Forest Road #417, Mike Henwood
reported 2 Grace’s Warblers.
---On June 22 at Palisade Riverbend Park close to Coloradco River, Roger
Brown reported swan flying low.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 20 on Highbee Valley Rd (CR 804), Sue Riffe reported Mississippi
Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, m Vermilion Flycatcher, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens,
pair of Eastern Blue birds, m Painted Bunting.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Billy Creek, CR 2, Betty Fenton reported Black Phoebe.

PARK/SUMMIT COUNTIES:
---On June 18 on her BBS route, Paula Hansley reported 2 Fox Sparrows at
top of Boreas Pass and 2 Fox Sparrows between top of pass and Como.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Mineral Palace Park, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On June 18 at Mineral Palace Park, Gloria
Nikolai, Linda Hodges, Diana Beaty, and Cole Sage reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On June 19 at Mineral Palace Park, Jacqueline Heyla reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On June 17 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tim Leppek reported 4
Cattle Egret. On June 18 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Gloria
Nikolai, Linda Hodges, and Diana Beatty, Jim and Tracy Zervos reported 2
Cattle Egret. On June 19 at Pueblo Reservoir Swallows area, Tanja Britton
reported 7 Cattle Egret.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 19 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Ben Sampson reported Bushtit.
---On June 20 on Poudre River trail—N 59th Ave to N 35th Ave in Greeley,
Diane Thomas reported Sharp-shinned Hawk.
---On June 21 at Baxter Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-billed Cuckoo
and Lesser Yellowlegs.


DFO Field Trips

Genessee Park (Denver Mountain Parks)
Saturday June 23
6:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Karen Drozda (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891)
This trip is FULL
Fort Morgan/Brush
Saturday, June 23
6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Chuck Hundertmark (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531)

Denver City Park
Sunday, June 24
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))

Rocky Mountain National Park
Sunday, June 24
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Candice Johnson and Mary Cay Burger (candice.johnson AT
childrenscolorado.org; 303-329-8131)

Good Birding
Joyce Takamine

Boulder

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Date: 6/22/18 6:24 pm
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hooded Merganser, Arapahoe County

Hello all,

This afternoon (June 22), I observed the following at South Platte Park, Arapahoe County: 1 male Hooded Merganser and 1 male Wood Duck on Eaglewatch Lake, 3 male Wood Ducks on Bufflehead Lake, and 1 female Common Merganser with 12 young on Redtail Lake.

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia (currently staying in Highlands Ranch)

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Date: 6/22/18 1:50 pm
From: David Ely <mountainplover...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Northern Parula - Broomfield
Hello,

The parula was still present at noon today on the east side of the pond
with a large group of birds that included bushtits, chipping sparrows,
black-capped chickadee, and a warbling vireo.
The parula was not singing.

David Ely
Broomfield

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 5:46 PM Michael Lester <mlester126...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> The Northern Parula continues 6/21/17 5:40pm at 295 Interlocken Blvd.,
> currently at south end of pond.
>
> Michael Lester
> Denver
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 21, 2018, at 12:32 PM, 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <
> <cobirds...> wrote:
>
> Wow, 3 rare warblers along the front range within 24 hrs....wonder what’s
> going on?
>
> Arvind
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
> <https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/?.src=iOS>
>
> On Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:18 AM, Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...>
> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I stepped out of my car this morning at work to the sound of a singing
> Northern Parula. It was in the trees along the pond adjacent to the
> parking lot at 295 Interlocken Blvd.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Doug Faulkner
> Arvada, CO
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Date: 6/22/18 12:51 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] New DFO field trip to SE Colorado added to July schedule
DFO has added a new field trip on July 24 to Southeastern Colorado. Details
on the field trip registration page:

https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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