COBirds
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12/13/17 3:30 pm COBirds <redbear44...> [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
12/13/17 1:56 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
12/13/17 1:51 pm Bob Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Pacific Loon—Cherry Creek Res (Arapahoe Co)
12/13/17 12:04 pm Peter Burke <peterburke...> [cobirds] Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese - Boulder County
12/13/17 11:27 am Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...> [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
12/13/17 9:52 am PH Stoltz <peterhstoltz...> [cobirds] snow goose, 48th and Ward, Jefferson County
12/13/17 9:10 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow, but no Sapsucker - westish Arapahoe Co.
12/13/17 7:14 am Christian Nunes <pajaroboy...> [cobirds] Juv Trumpeter Swan @ Boulder Reservoir
12/13/17 3:02 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 December 2017
12/12/17 9:50 pm David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
12/12/17 7:06 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
12/12/17 2:25 pm <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Harris’s hawk, Larimer
12/12/17 12:16 pm David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 11:33 am Paul Avery <paul.avery...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 11:03 am Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...> [cobirds] Yellow-headed blackbird, Weld County
12/12/17 10:21 am Aaron Yappert <ayappert...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 8:59 am David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 6:28 am robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 6:27 am robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
12/12/17 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 December 2017
12/11/17 5:33 pm Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 December 2017
12/11/17 4:15 pm Lori Zabel <zabel628...> [cobirds] Harris Hawk - Larimer
12/11/17 3:26 pm Aaron D. <manitoumauler...> [cobirds] Re: Park County - Swans
12/11/17 2:51 pm John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
12/11/17 1:21 pm Aaron Driscoll <manitoumauler...> [cobirds] Park County - Swans
12/11/17 12:26 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] No Harris's Hawk [Larimer]
12/11/17 12:18 pm Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Contact Bill Schmoker for the CBC
12/11/17 10:06 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck [Weld]
12/11/17 3:27 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 December 2017
12/10/17 5:39 pm Elena Holly Klaver <elena...> [cobirds] Boulder Creek snipes, etc
12/10/17 4:59 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
12/10/17 3:32 pm robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Common Redpoll, Crow Valley
12/10/17 3:15 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Rare warblers in Pueblo
12/10/17 2:49 pm Joey Angstman <jangstma27...> [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
12/10/17 1:48 pm Chris Selvig <mrselvig...> [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colorado Springs, El Paso County
12/10/17 1:31 pm Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe - Cherry Creek State Park
12/10/17 1:10 pm Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
12/10/17 1:10 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Valmont Res. Boulder
12/10/17 12:57 pm Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
12/10/17 12:19 pm David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Re: Harris Hawk, larimer
12/10/17 11:46 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
12/10/17 10:12 am David Wade <davespeedbump...> [cobirds] Harris Hawk, larimer
12/10/17 10:09 am Georgia Doyle <gadoyle3...> [cobirds] Harris's Hawk at Running Deer, Larimer
12/10/17 9:41 am <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan, Adams
12/10/17 3:08 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert , 10 December 2017
12/9/17 9:48 pm 'John Drummond' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Fwd: Chestnut-sided Warbler , Pueblo
12/9/17 7:48 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Probable trumpeter swans at Rawhide res.
12/9/17 5:14 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Tamarack, Jumbo and N. Sterling
12/9/17 4:14 pm Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
12/9/17 3:52 pm Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
12/9/17 3:08 pm Chris Goulart <cgoulart001...> [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe - Cherry Creek State Park
12/9/17 1:00 pm Walter Wehtje <wehtje...> [cobirds] Probable trumpeter swans at Rawhide res.
12/9/17 12:12 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Barrows Goldeneye, Rigden Reservoir
12/9/17 11:44 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Jumbo
12/9/17 11:20 am ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...> [cobirds] N.Shrike--Cherry Crk Res (Arapahoe Co)
12/9/17 8:49 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Boulder County, 75th Annual Christmas Bird Count
12/9/17 8:34 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] Swans - Barr Lake - Adams
12/9/17 8:19 am Steve Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat.
12/9/17 3:07 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 December 2017
12/8/17 2:45 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
12/8/17 2:42 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
12/8/17 10:36 am Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> [cobirds] Rawhide Power Station CBC Date Set for Saturday Dec 30
12/8/17 8:07 am 'Jean Stevenson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Question about Eurasian Collared Doves
12/8/17 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 December 2017
12/7/17 11:51 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied and Williamson's Sapsuckers in Canon City
12/7/17 4:06 pm 'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Arsenal Christmas Bird Count Jan. 1
12/7/17 2:06 pm Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Re: Late Brown Thrasher in Nederland, Boulder County Dave Hyde reports.
12/7/17 11:57 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Birders welcome to view Nederland thrasher
12/7/17 11:15 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Late Brown Thrasher in Nederland, Boulder County Dave Hyde reports.
12/7/17 10:18 am Adam Green <adam.green.w...> [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Count dates updated
12/7/17 9:48 am Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Common Redpoll
12/7/17 5:43 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Red Crossbills over Ken Caryl Valley
12/7/17 3:12 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 December 2017
12/6/17 6:46 am Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...> [cobirds] Logan cointy
12/6/17 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 December 2017
12/5/17 8:44 pm 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Mew Gull , Pueblo Reservoir
12/5/17 5:58 pm Marcia Canter <bomaanka...> [cobirds] American Dippers at Adams County today
12/5/17 4:01 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Harriman Lake Park plus a couple more 12/5
12/5/17 1:20 pm marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Red Fox Sparrow, Greeley
12/5/17 12:02 pm Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] White-fronted Goose Cherry Creek (Arapaho’s Co)
12/5/17 11:55 am Suke C Lee <mclee72...> [cobirds] Rosy-finches, Teller County
12/5/17 11:07 am Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Prairie Warbler - errata
12/5/17 11:04 am Leon Bright <urraca2...> [cobirds] Prairie Warbler pic
12/5/17 10:23 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] PRAIRIE WARBLER in Pueblo 12/5
12/5/17 9:44 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Harriman Lake flycatcher looks like a Least
12/5/17 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 December 2017
12/4/17 5:04 pm Marcia Canter <bomaanka...> [cobirds] American Dipper today , Adams County
12/4/17 9:56 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Empidonax at Harriman Lake Park JeffCo
12/4/17 8:21 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Goose ID help needed (Washington Park, Denver)
12/4/17 7:11 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] CAVEAT on Eur Goldfinch - it is probably an escaped cage bird.
12/4/17 6:34 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH reported from Boulder on Dec 2 & 3
12/4/17 6:24 am Polly Neldner <pollywren...> [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Common Redpoll - yesterday and today
12/4/17 3:23 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 December 2017
12/3/17 7:46 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Getting into the CBC Spirit – West Arapahoe Co.
12/3/17 6:53 pm Sharon <sharontinianow...> [cobirds] Goose ID help needed (Washington Park, Denver)
12/3/17 2:52 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
12/3/17 12:23 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Common Redpoll - Denver City Park (Denver County)
12/3/17 11:31 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
12/3/17 11:27 am John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
12/3/17 5:25 am 'jim thompson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Cassin's finch Otero County
12/3/17 3:16 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 December 2017
12/2/17 5:06 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck-Dillion Res., Summit Co.
12/2/17 2:15 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Hermit Thrush + Catbird - Arapahoe
12/2/17 9:25 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Red Crossbill #2, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat
12/2/17 7:14 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat.
12/2/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 December 2017
12/1/17 6:29 pm Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] White-winged Scoter on Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Co
12/1/17 6:18 pm 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Snow Geese at Sheridan High School, 12-1-17
12/1/17 5:03 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] DFO launches a Colorado Big Year in 2018!
12/1/17 11:58 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Christmas Bird Count Date changes
12/1/17 9:49 am Dave Silverman <silvireo...> [cobirds] Continuing W-w Scoter, Colorado City
12/1/17 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 December 2017
11/30/17 6:47 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Larimer County, Lory State Park, Northern pygmy owl
11/30/17 6:10 pm Gary Brower <grb4914...> [cobirds] SNOW?
11/30/17 6:08 pm Gary Brower <grb4914...> [cobirds] Two questions
11/30/17 3:47 pm <joe......> <joega140...> [cobirds] November 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Area
11/30/17 3:41 pm Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...> [cobirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes in Boulder County
11/30/17 12:45 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes in Boulder County
11/30/17 12:07 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Colorado CBC Dates with contact information
11/30/17 8:37 am Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow, Adams
11/30/17 6:56 am Norm Erthal <normanerthal...> [cobirds] Bonny Christmas Count
11/30/17 4:49 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 November 2017
11/29/17 8:48 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Rough-legged Hawks, Elbert and Lincoln Counties
11/29/17 6:49 pm Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
11/29/17 11:14 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Crow Valley situation
11/29/17 8:46 am 'William Eden' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Digest for - 7 updates in 6 topics
11/29/17 4:59 am 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: 2 Snow Geese at Clement Park, JeffCo
11/29/17 3:03 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 December 2017
11/28/17 6:52 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Crow Valley situation
11/28/17 6:45 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Crow Valley CG (Weld) and Jackson SP (Morgan) on 28Nov
11/28/17 5:28 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
11/28/17 3:59 pm Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
11/28/17 1:47 pm ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...> [cobirds] "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk, Cherry Creek Res, (Arapahoe Co)
11/28/17 6:53 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Yard High Counts (scrub jays & towhees) - Arapahoe
11/28/17 3:14 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 November 2017
11/27/17 10:10 pm 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Rough-legged hawk, Larimer Co.
11/27/17 6:17 pm Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Boulder Christmas Bird Count Sunday, 12/17: Calling All Leaders and Participants!
11/27/17 5:27 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Updated Christmas Bird Count list:
11/27/17 2:48 pm Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Boulder County Audubon birding camp scholarships
11/27/17 12:42 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] 2 Snow Geese at Clement Park, JeffCo
11/27/17 9:25 am Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] CBC and eBird counting tip
11/27/17 8:15 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
11/27/17 8:09 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Lapland Longspur [Weld]
11/27/17 3:24 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 November 2017
11/26/17 8:23 pm NICHOLAS KOMAR <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Gulls near Wellington (Larimer County) - possible Slaty-backed Gull
11/26/17 1:22 pm 'Chuck Pringle' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
11/26/17 12:09 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Ketring & Blackmer Lakes - Arapahoe
11/26/17 10:59 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
11/26/17 9:56 am <pygmyowl...> Re: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
11/26/17 3:17 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 November 2017
11/25/17 6:52 pm Anne Price <raptoresse...> [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
11/25/17 5:21 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> Re: [cobirds] Gr. White-fronted Goose, Prospect Lake, El Paso County
11/25/17 4:47 pm <jrealy...> Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
11/25/17 4:27 pm Stephen Getty <sgetty...> [cobirds] Gr. White-fronted Goose, Prospect Lake, El Paso County
11/25/17 12:50 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] SNOWY OWL - Morgan County
11/25/17 12:33 pm Tim Mitzen <tocalytic...> [cobirds] Harris's Sparrows - Walden Ponds - Boulder Co
11/25/17 10:59 am Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...> [cobirds] 2 Red-necked Grebes - Pueblo Res - Pueblo
11/25/17 10:24 am marimammoser <marimammoser...> [cobirds] Greater Scaup, LUNA Reservoir, Weld County
11/25/17 8:33 am Mary Cay <mcburger3...> [cobirds] Flammulated Owl research at DFO Monday Nov 27
11/25/17 3:19 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 November 2017
11/24/17 8:29 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] The Great Boulder Caper Recap 11/24
11/24/17 12:18 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
11/24/17 10:16 am Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Glaucous Gull, John Martin Reservoir
11/24/17 9:47 am Dave Silverman <silvireo...> [cobirds] Continuing W-w Scoter, Colorado City
11/24/17 3:18 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 November 2017
11/23/17 8:36 pm <tocalytic...> [cobirds] Common Redpoll - Green Mtn - JeffCo
11/23/17 7:09 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
11/23/17 5:29 pm Gary Brower <grb4914...> Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
11/23/17 4:30 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
11/23/17 2:39 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
11/23/17 9:01 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
11/23/17 7:08 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
11/23/17 6:34 am Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...> [cobirds] Longmont Birds over the past week
11/23/17 3:15 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 November 2017
11/22/17 7:39 pm robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] Geese, Equalizer Lake, Larimer Co.
11/22/17 6:54 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Four Goose Day at Clement Park, Jefferson County
11/22/17 1:52 pm Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> [cobirds] Longmont Birds over the past week
11/22/17 12:43 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Greater White-fronted Goose [Larimer]
11/22/17 12:39 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
11/22/17 12:07 pm Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Lots of (the Expected) Finches - Arapahoe Co.
11/22/17 9:43 am Dave Silverman <silvireo...> [cobirds] W-w Scoter, Colorado City
11/22/17 3:21 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 November 2017
11/21/17 4:00 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Seeking Anyone Interested In Bonny And Crook CBCs On December 22nd and 23rd
11/21/17 10:32 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Fri., 11/24, Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner with Ted Floyd
11/21/17 9:33 am DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Basemar Trap in Boulder (Boulder), etc.
11/21/17 7:27 am Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...> [cobirds] Seeking Anyone Interested In Bonny And Crook CBCs On December 22nd and 23rd
11/21/17 3:06 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 November 2017
11/20/17 4:15 pm Ben S <benrmnp...> [cobirds] Re: Steller's Jay - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
11/20/17 1:26 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-throated Warbler - Pueblo 11/19-20
11/20/17 9:36 am Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> [cobirds] Steller's Jay - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
11/20/17 8:18 am Steven Brown <sbrown37...> [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Monday
11/20/17 8:05 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Commom Redpoll/Weld
11/20/17 3:39 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 November 2017
11/19/17 6:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Park & Teller County 11/19 (Snow Bunting)
11/19/17 2:43 pm Kevin DeBoer <kevdeboer...> [cobirds] Re: basemar trap
11/19/17 11:01 am Robb Hinds <robbh5970...> [cobirds] White-winged Scoter at Manitou Lake in Teller county
11/19/17 10:41 am Tim Ryan <tryan4thebirds...> [cobirds] Brant in Parker, Bar CCC
11/19/17 8:02 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Re: basemar trap
11/19/17 3:13 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 November 2017
11/18/17 7:32 pm Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> [cobirds] Anti Hunting Comment
11/18/17 6:50 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> [cobirds] Evening Grosbeak, Lamar (Prowers Co) CO 18NOV2017
11/18/17 5:37 pm Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [cobirds] Sabine's Gull and Scoters at Miramonte (San Miguel County)
11/18/17 5:01 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Common Redpolls present El Paso County
11/18/17 4:47 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] NE CO Reservoirs
11/18/17 4:46 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] eastern Boulder County, the past few days
11/18/17 2:03 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> [cobirds] Return of the Great Boulder Caper: Friday, Nov. 24
11/18/17 1:16 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Volunteers Needed for the 2017 Denver Christmas Bird Count
11/18/17 12:28 pm Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges...> [cobirds] central Boulder Cnty: more Red Crossbills
11/18/17 11:21 am Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Greater White Fronted Goose Outside Longmont
11/18/17 10:40 am Alison Kondler <birdmimic...> [cobirds] Birding Field Trip Tomorrow (Sunday 11-19-17) ~ Lakes of Lakewood
11/18/17 8:54 am 'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red-breasted Nuthatches in Denver?
11/18/17 8:24 am Joe Roller <jroller9...> [cobirds] Amateur's response to your questions about stray birds.
11/18/17 7:54 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Glaucous-winged Gull at Horseshoe Lake, Larimer Co.
11/18/17 7:46 am <wwillem...> [cobirds] Re: stray birds
11/18/17 6:56 am Walter Wehtje <wehtje...> [cobirds] Glaucous-winged Gull at Horseshoe Lake, Larimer Co.
11/18/17 5:49 am Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...> [cobirds] stray birds
11/18/17 3:34 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 November 2017
11/17/17 6:10 pm Gloria Nikolai <glorianikolai...> Re: [cobirds] CFO announces 2018 Convention Headquarters
11/17/17 2:51 pm Joan Larrabee <djlarrabee...> [cobirds] Snow Geese? El Paso County
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Date: 12/13/17 3:30 pm
From: COBirds <redbear44...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins

>
> To reiterate what Nick said, the Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count "count
> week" started today and will continue until Tuesday. Of course we hope to
> get it on the count Saturday, but please let us know if you see the
> Harris's Hawk, or any other unusual bird for that matter, in the Running
> Deer Natural Area or north and west of there. We did have a Harris's Hawk
> on the count in 1994, so this would be second (I am not sure on the
> specifics of that sighting). With so many eyes, a Sora, Swamp Sparrow, any
> warbler, or the like would be good to hear about. Thanks
>
Tom Hall (FtCollins CBC Compiler)
<redbear44...>

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Date: 12/13/17 1:56 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
Hi all

Ditto, 1pm-1:45pm) two of us drive-by-birding and scanning areas at
Running Deer-Prospect Ponds-Visitor Center-Archery-Rigden
Reservoir-ELC-area.

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



On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:27:39 PM UTC-7, Austin Hess wrote:
>
> Searched for over 3 hours and walked 5.5 miles around Riverbend Ponds
> Natural Area, Running Deer Natural Area, and the Colorado Welcome Center
> without spotting the Harris's Hawk this morning (12/13/17).
>
> Austin Hess
> Fort Collins, Colorado
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Date: 12/13/17 1:51 pm
From: Bob Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Loon—Cherry Creek Res (Arapahoe Co)
Hi

A Pacific Loon, patrolling around in the North west section of the reservoir, was first spotted by Randy Lentz.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 12/13/17 12:04 pm
From: Peter Burke <peterburke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese - Boulder County
I thought I would swing by Boulder Res. to see the reported Trumpeter Swan,
but I wasn't able to locate it. There were three Snow Geese on the west
side of 51st, which is on the way to the reservoir from the Diagonal. Dodd
Lake had a Greater White-fronted Goose hanging with 800+ Canada/Cacklers.

Good birding,
Peter



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Date: 12/13/17 11:27 am
From: Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
Searched for over 3 hours and walked 5.5 miles around Riverbend Ponds
Natural Area, Running Deer Natural Area, and the Colorado Welcome Center
without spotting the Harris's Hawk this morning (12/13/17).

Austin Hess
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Date: 12/13/17 9:52 am
From: PH Stoltz <peterhstoltz...>
Subject: [cobirds] snow goose, 48th and Ward, Jefferson County
Hey all,

I saw a snow goose while driving north on Ward Road at 48th this morning
about 9:30am. It was mixed in with a flock of about 20 Canadian geese. I
believe there may also have been a second one, a juvenile, in the group as
well. The flock was on the east side of Ward, between 48th and 49th. I
pulled into a parking lot for a quick picture (attached...that's Ward Rd in
the background).

Thanks, Peter
Peter Stoltz
Denver, CO

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Date: 12/13/17 9:10 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow, but no Sapsucker - westish Arapahoe Co.
This morning (12/13), I took my newly adopted dog, Andre, to Chapel Hill
Memorial Gardens. There, we saw the Harris's Sparrow that Cynthia Madsen,
Dave Hill, and I first saw at the cemetery on December 3. It seems to be
visiting feeders at an adjacent home, along with a collection of juncos,
House Finches, towhees, and chickadees.

Afterward, my other dog (Iggy) and I walked around the Big Dry Creek Trail
to see if we could relocate the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that Mary O'Connor
found there several days ago. We couldn't, despite inspecting a heap of
trees surrounding the one the sapsucker was originally in. We had, though,
a nice collection of montane birds -- Pygmy Nuthatches, a Mountain
Chickadee, and a Brown Creeper -- in the area pines. We also had a Redhead
at Cherry Knolls Pond near the creek; this was our first time seeing one in
this pond.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO


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Date: 12/13/17 7:14 am
From: Christian Nunes <pajaroboy...>
Subject: [cobirds] Juv Trumpeter Swan @ Boulder Reservoir
Thomas Heinrich found a juvenile Trumpeter Swan at the NW side of Boulder Reservoir yesterday. It’s still here this morning, although it just flew towards the SE bays.

Christian Nunes
Lyons, CO

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Date: 12/13/17 3:02 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 13, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, Bent, Denver, El Paso, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Adams, *Boulder, Larimer, Montrose, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Boulder, Park, Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (*Delta, Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit, *Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Larimer, Pueblo, San Miguel,
Summit, *Weld)
Hooded Merganser (*Pitkin, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Sora (Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Montezuma, Ouray)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Sedgwick)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent, Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Weld)
Double-crested Cormorant (Delta)
American White Pelican (*Arapahoe, Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (*El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Arapahoe, Boulder, Mesa, Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Gray Catbird (El Paso, Weld)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Northern Mockingbird (Logan, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta, Mesa, Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (Arapahoe, Weld)
Red Crossbill (El Paso, Weld)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero, Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Weld)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (
Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan, Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Barr Lake North end, Ira Sanders reported 3 Tundra
Swans (2 ad, 1 juv).
---On December 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Bruce
Snyder reported Trumpeter Swan. On December 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR Lower Derby Lake, Eric DeFonso and many other birders reported
Trumpeter Swan at Lower Derby Lake. On December 11 at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, John Breitsch, g Stacks, Frank Farrell, and
Eric DeFonso reported Trumpeter Swan. On December 12 at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Candice Johnson, Larry Versaw, and G Stacks
reported Trumpeter Swan.
---On December 11 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Myron
Gerhard reported juv Harris’s Sparrow.

ADAMS/DENVER COUNTIES:
---On December 9 at First Creek, the DFO Field trip led by John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow which crossed the county line between
Denver and Adams county.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 8 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy
Nuthatch. On December 10 at Big Dry Creek trail from Dry between Dry Creek
and Arapahoe Blvd, Jared Del Rosso reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 4
Pygmy Nuthatch. On December 11 at Big Dry Creek Trail from E Dry Creek Rd
to E Arapahoe Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 4 Pygmy Nuthatch.
---On December 9 at Cherry Creek SP near marina, Chris Goulart reported
Red-necked Grebe. On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Rebecca Laroche and
Diane Roberts reported Red-necked Grebe. On December 11 at Cherry Creek SP
Marina and nearby dam, Monday Birders and Candice Johnson reported
Red-necked Grebe; Monday birders also reported 21 American White Pelicans.
On December 12 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheri Phillips reported Red-necked Grebe
and 24 American White Pelicans.
---On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BENT COUNTY:
---On December 11 at Verhoeff Reservoir (private), view from Hwy, Jane
Stulp and Janeal Thompson reported Glaucous Gull and 3 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
On December 9 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.
---On December 10 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaempfer reported
Tundra Swan and Pacific Loon.
---On December 12 at Boulder Reservoir Complex, David Waltman and Thomas
Heinrich reported Trumpeter Swan.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Confluence Park, Richard Harner reported Great Egret
and Double-crested Cormorant. On December 10 at Confluence Park, Betty
Fenton reported Double-crested Cormorant.
---On December 12 at Seitzer Lake, Andrea Robinsong reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 12 along G50 Road west of Delta, Mike Henwood reported that
the GVAS field trip saw about 2000 Sandhill Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake. On December 10 at Denver City Park,
Patrick O’Driscoll reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese on Duck Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On
December 11 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Monday Birders reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On December 10 at Mountain Shadows Park in Colorado Springs, Chris
Selvig reported 11 Red Crossbills.
---On December 11 at Fountain Creek RP Nature Center/Cattail Marsh area,
Alan Versaw reported Gray Catbird.
---On December 11 at Birdsall Road, Alan Versaw reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On December 11 at Midway Landfill, Alan Versaw reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white
Warbler. On December 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Austin Hess
reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.
---On December 9 at Rawhide Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported 3 ad Trumpeter Swans.
---On December 10 at Running Deer NA in Fort Collins, David Wade and Nick
Komar and many other birders reported HARRIS’S HAWK. On December 11 at
Running Deer parking lot on S side of E Prospect, Peter Gent and John
Vanderpoel refound HARRIS’S HAWK around 1300.
---On December 10 at Box Elder Creek at SW Frontage Road, Fort Collins,
Nick Komar reported HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 11 Lori Zabel reported HARRIS’S HAWK flying E to W along N
side of Poudre River opposite Bike Path at CSU ELC about 1630.
---On December 11 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir, Autin Hess reported
ad m Barrow’s Goldeneye.
---On December 12 the HARRIS’S HAWK was first reported by Rebert Beauchamp
at Riverbend Ponds off Prospect Road. The HARRIS’S HAWK
was seen by many birders at Running Deer NA, rest stop at I-25 and
Prospect, and various places between Riverbend Ponds and Running Deer.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite. On December 9 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Bill
Kaempfer reported 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinal, Northern
Mockingbird, Northern Bobwhite, and 4 Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.
---On December 9 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Ronda Woodward reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and 200 American Pipits.
---On December 9 at Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
reported Hermit Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter. On December 10 at Narraquinnep Reservoir, Erik
Hendrickson reported White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Bill Harris and Jon Horn reported
Trumpeter Swan.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes. On December 9 at Ridgway
SP Dallas Creek Entrance, Bruce Ackerman reported Surf Scoter.

PARK COUNTY:
---On December 11 at Eleven-mile Reservoir, Aaron Driscoll reported 12
Tundra Swans.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On December 11 and 12 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies,
Catherine Hagen reported f Hooded Merganser.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, David Tonnessen,
Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December
9 at Pueblo Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Great Black-backed Gull.
On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Roger Massey, Joel and Dale Adams
reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December 11 at Pueblo Reservoir South
Shore Marina, Jim Merrit and Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On December 9 on Arkansas River Trail,
John Drummond and Jane Stulp reported Chestnut-sided Warbler; Stulp also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On December 10 on Arkansas River Trail
east of Pueblo Blvd, Joel and dale Adams reported Carolina Wren and
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler. On December 9 at Pueblo Reservoir
below the dame, David Tonnesse and John Drummond reported Prairie Warbler;
Tonnessen also reported 16 American Pipit, and 9 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull. On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Chris Gilbert, Joel and
Dale Adams reported Prairie Warbler. On December 11 at Pueblo Reservoir,
Alan Ketchum reported Prairie Warbler and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On December 9 at Pueblo City Park, Christy Payne reported Carolina Wren
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported juv
Black-legged Kittiwake.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.
---On December 10 at Silverthorne WTP, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 27
Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Hooded Merganser.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird. On December 9 at
Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater White-fronted Geese,
2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lapland Longspur, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On December 9 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Red
Crossbill.
---On December 9 at Drake Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls all juv and 1 Iceland (Iceland) Gull.
---On December 10 at Crow Valley, Robert Beauchamp reported Northern
Mockingbird and 12 Common Redpolls.
---On December 10 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra Swan.
---On December 11 at Lower Lathan Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.
---On December 11 at Windsor Lake, Gary Lefko and Josh Bruening reported
Long-tailed Duck; Bruening also reported f Barrow’s Goldeneye. On December
12 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow, Gene Rutherford, Ryan Graves, Gwen
Moore and Brandon Nooner reported Long-tailed Duck; Ryan Graves also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 12 at a private pond on Hwy 257 S of CR 78, Adam Johnson
reported Yellow-headed Blackbird.

DFO Field Trip:
No Field Trips scheduled until Jan 1. Help with a Christmas Count.

Good Birding,

Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/12/17 9:50 pm
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
For all the birders seeking the hawk, I would recommend starting your
search at the Colorado Welcome Center located in the southwest corner at
the intersection of I-25 and Prospect Rd. There are parking lots to the
south that provide a nice vista of the area where the hawk has been seen
most often. I have been watching the reports closely and it seems the hawk
is moving in a North to South line between Riverbend Ponds NA to Rigden
Reservoir. However, my impression is it seems to be favoring the trees in
the Hagerman's Recycling Center which can be seen directly West of the
Welcome Center. If you don't see it flying, scan the trees carefully for a
dark hawk silhouette. A foot trail connects from the Welcome Center to
Running Deer NA and this also gives a great panoramic view of hawk's
current bailiwick.

Here's a link to my ebird list and photos:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41051847

David Wade
Ft Collins

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:06:52 PM UTC-7, Nick Komar wrote:
>
> Birders did a great job of monitoring the location of the elusive Harris’s
> Hawk today. Reports on Cobirds listserv and eBird accounted for its
> whereabouts almost the entire day, from just after sunrise at RiverBend
> Ponds Natural Area to sunset along Strauss Cabin Road in the Strang Gravel
> Pit area. It roamed an area along the Poudre River drainage that stretches
> more than 3 miles from north to south.
>
> Excellent flight photos by Dave Wade (posted to eBird checklist S41051847)
> revealed some retained juvenal feathers indicating an age of approximately
> 18 months I believe.
>
> No one commented on its prey. Has anyone seen in eat? Let’s hope it finds
> a meal soon.
>
> Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the start of count week for the Fort Collins
> Christmas Bird Count. The northwest part of the hawk’s territory (Riverbend
> Ponds Natural Area) is in the circle. If anyone sees it there beginning
> tomorrow, please post the sighting to Cobirds or eBird.
>
> If you are out searching for this bird, beware that there are some dark
> immature Northern Harriers that can be confused. Also not likely, but a
> dark phase Ferruginous Hawk can appear similar as well. And please,
> continue to update the birding community. It is much appreciated.
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins CO
>

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Date: 12/12/17 7:06 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk in Fort Collins
Birders did a great job of monitoring the location of the elusive Harris’s Hawk today. Reports on Cobirds listserv and eBird accounted for its whereabouts almost the entire day, from just after sunrise at RiverBend Ponds Natural Area to sunset along Strauss Cabin Road in the Strang Gravel Pit area. It roamed an area along the Poudre River drainage that stretches more than 3 miles from north to south.

Excellent flight photos by Dave Wade (posted to eBird checklist S41051847) revealed some retained juvenal feathers indicating an age of approximately 18 months I believe.

No one commented on its prey. Has anyone seen in eat? Let’s hope it finds a meal soon.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the start of count week for the Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count. The northwest part of the hawk’s territory (Riverbend Ponds Natural Area) is in the circle. If anyone sees it there beginning tomorrow, please post the sighting to Cobirds or eBird.

If you are out searching for this bird, beware that there are some dark immature Northern Harriers that can be confused. Also not likely, but a dark phase Ferruginous Hawk can appear similar as well. And please, continue to update the birding community. It is much appreciated.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 12/12/17 2:25 pm
From: <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris’s hawk, Larimer
Currently observing the hawk along Horsetooth Road at the Strang gravel pit entrance on the south side of the road

Sent from the Aether

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Date: 12/12/17 12:16 pm
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
At 1:15 it was last seen flying south over Running Deer NA towards Rigden Reservoir area.

David Wade
Ft Collins

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Date: 12/12/17 11:33 am
From: Paul Avery <paul.avery...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
Paul Avery - Harris's Hawk at NE corner of Riverbend Ponds NA at 11 am, in
trees on East side of boardwalk.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:27:40 AM UTC-7, robert beauchamp wrote:
>
> As of 7:30 this morning, the Harris's hawk is perched about a hundred feet
> off of Prospect Road in Riverbend Ponds natural area.

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Date: 12/12/17 11:03 am
From: Adam Johnson <adamjohnson.2386...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-headed blackbird, Weld County


I saw one male Yellow-headed blackbird among red-winged blackbirds and some
starlings along the road, presumably collecting gravel or forage that has
fallen off of the agricultural trucks. The birds were flying between the
private pond just north of the lamb winter feed lots on the west side of
Hwy 257 (also known as Weld County Rd 17), south of Weld County Rd 78, and
the Larimer/Weld Canal on the East side of 257.

I was driving by so I was unable to get a picture but I had seen 3 male
yellow-headed blackbirds in the cattails at the private pond over the
summer so my assumption is that this is one of those individuals lingering
due to the warmer weather. I have also posted this to eBird but an image of
the map and the link are below.

*Caution: If you try to visit this area it is heavily trafficked by semi
trucks and gas equipment.*

Thanks,

Adam Johnson
Fort Collins, CO

https://www.google.com/maps/place/37991-37455+Weld+County+Rd+17,+Windsor,+CO+80550/@40.5496348,-104.908343,430m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDDCsDMyJzU5LjciTiAxMDTCsDU0JzI4LjUiVw!3b1!8m2!3d40.54991!4d-104.907925!3m4!1s0x876eb1331204e547:0x86f1b627a9919332!8m2!3d40.5479941!4d-104.907828

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Date: 12/12/17 10:21 am
From: Aaron Yappert <ayappert...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
At 11:15 the bird continued in a tree to the west of the Rest stop/welcome center at Prospect and I-25. Shortly there after the bird moved twice to trees just north of prospect, (the trees just north of the bluish-gray house).

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Date: 12/12/17 8:59 am
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins


Nick Komar currently ( 9:50 am) has the Harris's Hawk perched in a tree in
the northeast side of Running Deer Natural Area, just south of Hagermans
Recycling. He is viewing it from the truck parking lot of the Colorado
Welcoming Center at Prospect Rd and I-25.


David Wade
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/12/17 6:28 am
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
I forgot to identify myself.
Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/12/17 6:27 am
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk, Fort Collins
As of 7:30 this morning, the Harris's hawk is perched about a hundred feet off of Prospect Road in Riverbend Ponds natural area.

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Date: 12/12/17 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 12, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, *Bent, *Denver, El Paso, Weld)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Adams, Larimer, Montrose, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Boulder, *Park, Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit, *Weld)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, *Larimer, Pueblo, San Miguel,
Summit, *Weld)
Hooded Merganser (*Pitkin, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Sora (Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Montezuma, Ouray)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Sedgwick)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (*Bent, Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Weld)
Double-crested Cormorant (Delta)
American White Pelican (*Arapahoe, Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (*El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (*Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Arapahoe, Boulder, Mesa, *Pueblo)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Gray Catbird (*El Paso, Weld)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Northern Mockingbird (Logan, Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta, Mesa, Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (Arapahoe, Weld)
Red Crossbill (El Paso, Weld)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero, Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Weld)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan, Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Barr Lake North end, Ira Sanders reported 3 Tundra
Swans (2 ad, 1 juv).
---On December 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Bruce
Snyder reported Trumpeter Swan. On December 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR Lower Derby Lake, Eric DeFonso and many other birders reported
Trumpeter Swan at Lower Derby Lake. On December 11 at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, John Breitsch, g Stacks, Frank Farrell, and
Eric DeFonso reported Trumpeter Swan.
---On December 11 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Myron
Gerhard reported juv Harris’s Sparrow.

ADAMS/DENVER COUNTIES:
---On December 9 at First Creek, the DFO Field trip led by John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow which crossed the county line between
Denver and Adams county.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 8 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy
Nuthatch. On December 10 at Big Dry Creek trail from Dry between Dry Creek
and Arapahoe Blvd, Jared Del Rosso reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 4
Pygmy Nuthatch. On December 11 at Big Dry Creek Trail from E Dry Creek Rd
to E Arapahoe Rd, Cynthia Madsen reported 4 Pygmy Nuthatch.
---On December 9 at Cherry Creek SP near marina, Chris Goulart reported
Red-necked Grebe. On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Rebecca Laroche and
Diane Roberts reported Red-necked Grebe. On December 11 at Cherry Creek SP
Marina and nearby dam, Monday Birders and Candice Johnson reported
Red-necked Grebe; Monday birders also reported 21 American White Pelicans.
---On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BENT COUNTY:
---On December 11 at Verhoeff Reservoir (private), view from Hwy, Jane
Stulp and Janeal Thompson reported Glaucous Gull and 3 Greater
White-fronted Geeose.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
On December 9 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.
---On December 10 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaempfer reported
Tundra Swan and Pacific Loon.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.
---On December 9 at Confluence Park, Richard Harner reported Great Egret
and Double-crested Cormorant. On December 10 at Confluence Park, Betty
Fenton reported Double-crested Cormorant.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake. On December 10 at Denver City Park,
Patrick O’Driscoll reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese on Duck Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On
December 11 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Monday Birders reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On December 10 at Mountain Shadows Park in Colorado Springs, Chris
Selvig reported 11 Red Crossbills.
---On December 11 at Fountain Creek RP Nature Center/Cattail Marsh area,
Alan Versaw reported Gray Catbird.
---On December 11 at Birdsall Road, Alan Versaw reported 2 Curve-billed
Thrashers.
---On December 11 at Midway Landfill, Alan Versaw reported 2 Chihuahuan
Ravens.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white
Warbler. On December 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Austin Hess
reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.
---On December 9 at Rawhide Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported 3 ad Trumpeter Swans.
---On December 10 at Running Deer NA in Fort Collins, David Wade and Nick
Komar and many other birders reported HARRIS’S HAWK. On December 11 at
Running Deer parking lot on S side of E Prospect, Peter Gent and John
Vanderpoel refound HARRIS’S HAWK around 1300.
---On December 10 at Box Elder Creek at SW Frontage Road, Fort Collins,
Nick Komar reported HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 11 Lori Zabel reported HARRIS’S HAWK flying E to W along N
side of Poudre River opposite Bike Path at CSU ELC about 1630.
---On December 11 at Arapahoe Bend NA Rigden Reservoir, Autin Hess reported
ad m Barrow’s Goldeneye.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite. On December 9 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Bill
Kaempfer reported 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinal, Northern
Mockingbird, Northern Bobwhite, and 4 Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.
---On December 9 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Ronda Woodward reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and 200 American Pipits.
---On December 9 at Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
reported Hermit Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter. On December 10 at Narraquinnep Reservoir, Erik
Hendrickson reported White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Bill Harris and Jon Horn reported
Trumpeter Swan.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes. On December 9 at Ridgway
SP Dallas Creek Entrance, Bruce Ackerman reported Surf Scoter.

PARK COUNTY:
---On December 11 at Eleven-mile Reservoir, Aaron Driscoll reported 12
Tundra Swans.

PITKIN COUNTY:
---On December 11 at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Catherine
Hagen reported f Hooded Merganser.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, David Tonnessen,
Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December
9 at Pueblo Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Great Black-backed Gull.
On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Roger Massey, Joel and Dale Adams
reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December 11 at Pueblo Reservoir South
Shore Marina, Jim Merrit and Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On December 9 on Arkansas River Trail,
John Drummond and Jane Stulp reported Chestnut-sided Warbler; Stulp also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On December 10 on Arkansas River Trail
east of Pueblo Blvd, Joel and dale Adams reported Carolina Wren and
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler. On December 9 at Pueblo Reservoir
below the dame, David Tonnesse and John Drummond reported Prairie Warbler;
Tonnessen also reported 16 American Pipit, and 9 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull. On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Chris Gilbert, Joel and
Dale Adams reported Prairie Warbler. On December 11 at Pueblo Reservoir,
Alan Ketchum reported Prairie Warbler and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On December 9 at Pueblo City Park, Christy Payne reported Carolina Wren
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported juv
Black-legged Kittiwake.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.
---On December 10 at Silverthorne WTP, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 27
Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Hooded Merganser.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird. On December 9 at
Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater White-fronted Geese,
2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lapland Longspur, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On December 9 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Red
Crossbill.
---On December 9 at Drake Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls all juv and 1 Iceland (Iceland) Gull.
---On December 10 at Crow Valley, Robert Beauchamp reported Northern
Mockingbird and 12 Common Redpolls.
---On December 10 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra Swan.
---On December 11 at Lower Lathan Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.
---On December 11 at Windsor Lake, Gary Lefko and Josh Bruening reported
Long-tailed Duck; Bruening also reported f Barrow’s Goldeneye.

DFO Field Trip:
No Field Trips scheduled until Jan 1. Help with a Christmas Count.

Good Birding,

Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/11/17 5:33 pm
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 11, 2017

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

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Adams, Larimer, Montrose, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, *Boulder, *Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, *Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Pueblo, San Miguel, *Summit)
Hooded Merganser (*Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Sora (Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Montezuma, Ouray)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Sedgwick)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (*Boulder, Weld)
Double-crested Cormorant (*Delta)
American White Pelican (Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (*Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Northern Mockingbird (Logan, *Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta, Mesa, Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (Arapahoe, *Weld)
Red Crossbill (*El Paso, Weld)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero, Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Arapahoe,Denver, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan, Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Barr Lake North end, Ira Sanders reported 3 Tundra
Swans (2 ad, 1 juv).
---On December 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Bruce
Snyder reported Trumpeter Swan. On December 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR Lower Derby Lake, Eric DeFonso and many other birders reported
Trumpeter Swan at Lower Derby Lake.

ADAMS/DENVER COUNTIES:
---On December 9 at First Creek, the DFO Field trip led by John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow which crossed the county line between
Denver and Adams county.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 8 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy
Nuthatch. On December 10 at Big Dry Creek trail from Dry between Dry Creek
and Arapahoe Blvd, Jared Del Rosso reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 4
Pygmy Nuthatch.
---On December 9 at Cherry Creek SP near marina, Chris Goulart reported
Red-necked Grebe. On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Rebecca Laroche and
Diane Roberts reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
On December 9 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.
---On December 10 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaempfer reported
Tundra Swan and Pacific Loon.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.
---On December 9 at Confluence Park, Richard Harner reported Great Egret
and Double-crested Cormorant. On December 10 at Confluence Park, Betty
Fenton reported Double-crested Cormorant.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On December 10 at Mountain Shadows Park in Colorado Springs, Chris
Selvig reported 11 Red Crossbills.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white
Warbler. On December 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Austin Hess
reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.
---On December 9 at Rawhide Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported 3 ad Trumpeter Swans.
---On December 10 at Running Deer NA in Fort Collins, David Wade and Nick
Komar and many other birders reported HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 10 at Box Elder Creek at SW Frontage Road, Fort Collins,
Nick Komar reported HARRIS’S HAWK.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite. On December 9 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Bill
Kaempfer reported 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinal, Northern
Mockingbird, Northern Bobwhite, and 4 Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.
---On December 9 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Ronda Woodward reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and 200 American Pipits.
---On December 9 at Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
reported Hermit Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter. On December 10 at Narraquinnep Reservoir, Erik
Hendrickson reported White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Bill Harris and Jon Horn reported
Trumpeter Swan.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes. On December 9 at Ridgway
SP Dallas Creek Entrance, Bruce Ackerman reported Surf Scoter.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, David Tonnessen,
Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December
9 at Pueblo Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Great Black-backed Gull.
On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Roger Massey, Joel and Dale Adams
reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On December 9 on Arkansas River Trail,
John Drummond and Jane Stulp reported Chestnut-sided Warbler; Stulp also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On December 10 on Arkansas River Trail
east of Pueblo Blvd, Joel and dale Adams reported Carolina Wren and
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler. On December 9 at Pueblo Reservoir
below the dame, David Tonnesse and John Drummond reported Prairie Warbler;
Tonnessen also reported 16 American Pipit, and 9 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull. On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Chris Gilbert, Joel and
Dale Adams reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 9 at Pueblo City Park, Christy Payne reported Carolina Wren
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported juv
Black-legged Kittiwake.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.
---On December 10 at Silverthorne WTP, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 27
Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Hooded Merganser.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird. On December 9 at
Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater White-fronted Geese,
2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lapland Longspur, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On December 9 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Red
Crossbill.
---On December 9 at Drake Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls all juv and 1 Iceland (Iceland) Gull.
---On December 10 at Crow Valley, Robert Beauchamp reported Northern
Mockingbird and 12 Common Redpolls.
---On December 10 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra Swan.

DFO Field Trip:

Good Birding,

Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/11/17 4:15 pm
From: Lori Zabel <zabel628...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris Hawk - Larimer
Seen flying E to W along north side of Poudre River, opposite the bike path at the CSU Environmental Learning Center,at 4:30 pm. Could not relocate before dark.

Lori Zabel
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/11/17 3:26 pm
From: Aaron D. <manitoumauler...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Park County - Swans
Thanks to everyone who commented. Tundra Swans. Awesome!

On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:21:07 PM UTC-7, Aaron D. wrote:
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> Good afternoon. Would appreciate comments on these swan photos, taken
> Sunday, 12-10-17, at Eleven-mile Reservoir, Park County. Previous records
> in EBird only shows Tundra Swans as visiting this reservoir. If I had to
> make a call, it would be Tundra. Thanks for any comments. Note: picked
> the wrong day to forget my scope! Arrrgghh.
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> Aaron Driscoll
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Date: 12/11/17 2:51 pm
From: John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
After searching for six hours, at 1:00 p.m. Peter Gent and I relocated the Harris's Hawk from the Running Deer parking lot on the south side of E. Prospect Road. It was soaring just east of the houses on S. Summit View Dr. and west of the frontage road for I-25.

We were able to observe it for about three minutes.

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Date: 12/11/17 1:21 pm
From: Aaron Driscoll <manitoumauler...>
Subject: [cobirds] Park County - Swans
Good afternoon. Would appreciate comments on these swan photos, taken
Sunday, 12-10-17, at Eleven-mile Reservoir, Park County. Previous records
in EBird only shows Tundra Swans as visiting this reservoir. If I had to
make a call, it would be Tundra. Thanks for any comments. Note: picked
the wrong day to forget my scope! Arrrgghh.

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Colorado Springs

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Date: 12/11/17 12:26 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] No Harris's Hawk [Larimer]
Hi all

I did some lunch break drive-by birding where Harris's Hawk had been
reported. Only stopped to scan everything up and down along Sharp Pointe
Drive; Cottonwood Hollow, Running Deer, Archery-area, Arapaho Bend, Rigden
Reservoir, ELC, Prospect Ponds and Kingfisher Point. Only hawks were five
Red-taileds. Ton of geese at Kingfisher Point. Got two hybrids along
Sharp Pointe Drive--Canada x Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted x Canada
Goose.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 12/11/17 12:18 pm
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Contact Bill Schmoker for the CBC
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Sorry folks that I did not include this important address to participate. I
am NOT coordinating the teams.

Pam

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Date: 12/11/17 10:06 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck [Weld]
Hi all

I photographed the Common Goldeneye and Merganser large flock yesterday at
Windsor Lake. This morning found a Long-tailed Duck (photo)
<http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/view/Long-tailed-Duck> among the large
group.

Windsor and Wood Lake jam-packed full of birds. Drake Lake iced over--500
gulls saw the usuals.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Date: 12/11/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 11, 2017

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

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Adams, Larimer, Montrose, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, *Boulder, *Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, *Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Pueblo, San Miguel, *Summit)
Hooded Merganser (*Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Sora (Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Montezuma, Ouray)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Sedgwick)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (*Boulder, Weld)
Double-crested Cormorant (*Delta)
American White Pelican (Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (*Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Northern Mockingbird (Logan, *Weld)
American Pipit (Archuleta, Mesa, Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (Arapahoe, *Weld)
Red Crossbill (*El Paso, Weld)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Logan, Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero, Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Arapahoe,Denver, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Logan, Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Barr Lake North end, Ira Sanders reported 3 Tundra
Swans (2 ad, 1 juv).
---On December 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Bruce
Snyder reported Trumpeter Swan. On December 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR Lower Derby Lake, Eric DeFonso and many other birders reported
Trumpeter Swan at Lower Derby Lake.

ADAMS/DENVER COUNTIES:
---On December 9 at First Creek, the DFO Field trip led by John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow which crossed the county line between
Denver and Adams county.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 8 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy
Nuthatch. On December 10 at Big Dry Creek trail from Dry between Dry Creek
and Arapahoe Blvd, Jared Del Rosso reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 4
Pygmy Nuthatch.
---On December 9 at Cherry Creek SP near marina, Chris Goulart reported
Red-necked Grebe. On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Rebecca Laroche and
Diane Roberts reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
On December 9 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.
---On December 10 at Valmont Reservoir Complex, Bill Kaempfer reported
Tundra Swan and Pacific Loon.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.
---On December 9 at Confluence Park, Richard Harner reported Great Egret
and Double-crested Cormorant. On December 10 at Confluence Park, Betty
Fenton reported Double-crested Cormorant.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On December 10 at Mountain Shadows Park in Colorado Springs, Chris
Selvig reported 11 Red Crossbills.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white
Warbler. On December 10 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Austin Hess
reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.
---On December 9 at Rawhide Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported 3 ad Trumpeter Swans.
---On December 10 at Running Deer NA in Fort Collins, David Wade and Nick
Komar and many other birders reported HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 10 at Box Elder Creek at SW Frontage Road, Fort Collins,
Nick Komar reported HARRIS’S HAWK.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite. On December 9 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Bill
Kaempfer reported 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinal, Northern
Mockingbird, Northern Bobwhite, and 4 Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.
---On December 9 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Ronda Woodward reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and 200 American Pipits.
---On December 9 at Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
reported Hermit Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter. On December 10 at Narraquinnep Reservoir, Erik
Hendrickson reported White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Bill Harris and Jon Horn reported
Trumpeter Swan.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes. On December 9 at Ridgway
SP Dallas Creek Entrance, Bruce Ackerman reported Surf Scoter.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, David Tonnessen,
Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December
9 at Pueblo Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Great Black-backed Gull.
On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Roger Massey, Joel and Dale Adams
reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On December 9 on Arkansas River Trail,
John Drummond and Jane Stulp reported Chestnut-sided Warbler; Stulp also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On December 10 on Arkansas River Trail
east of Pueblo Blvd, Joel and dale Adams reported Carolina Wren and
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler. On December 9 at Pueblo Reservoir
below the dame, David Tonnesse and John Drummond reported Prairie Warbler;
Tonnessen also reported 16 American Pipit, and 9 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull. On December 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Chris Gilbert, Joel and
Dale Adams reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 9 at Pueblo City Park, Christy Payne reported Carolina Wren
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported juv
Black-legged Kittiwake.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.
---On December 10 at Silverthorne WTP, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 27
Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Hooded Merganser.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird. On December 9 at
Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater White-fronted Geese,
2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lapland Longspur, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On December 9 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Red
Crossbill.
---On December 9 at Drake Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls all juv and 1 Iceland (Iceland) Gull.
---On December 10 at Crow Valley, Robert Beauchamp reported Northern
Mockingbird and 12 Common Redpolls.
---On December 10 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Tundra Swan.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/10/17 5:39 pm
From: Elena Holly Klaver <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Creek snipes, etc
Topiltzin Martinez and I did a midday recon of our Boulder CBC route along Boulder Creek from 30th to 55th Streets. No one out of the ordinary, but it was nice to see two Wilson’s snipes quite close up in the wetlands along the path just west of 55th and north of the path. There were also two green winged teal in the water a little west of the snipe, along with a good number of assorted expected waterfowl in the ponds south of the creek and west of Foothills Parkway. A raft of northern shovelers was spiraling in a tight circle as they fed, while a few ring necked ducks stayed on the outside of the rotating raft, presumably picking up leftovers. Being midday, it was a bit slower than usual, but we still managed to get 30 species, including a Townsend’s solitaire just east of 30th street and a juvenile dipper (yellow bill, pale front) in the creek west of 55th. We asked the snipe to please stick around until next week, and we hope they will be compliant!

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Date: 12/10/17 4:59 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
I also tried and failed to find this bird from roughly 12:30-2:00. While I was at Running Deer, Sue Riffe came by and told several hopeful birders she had seen it fly north from Riverbend Ponds Natural Area. Everyone sped north, apparently to no avail.

I went to Roselawn Cemetery myself, knowing there are panoramic views to the north. Surprised to find Red Crossbills (this is flat, low elevation, urban habitat), harrier, coopers, redtail, but no hints of Harris’s Hawk. Then I chased a false alarm back at Running Deer. Then I came to my senses and went home.

I don’t often let myself chase rarities. It sets me up to be disappointed when I dip, instead of enjoying what I *do* see. This time I remembered to enjoy the process and seeing birding friends.

Stating the obvious (?) for locals, the hawk seen by others was at the edge of our CBC circle, and flew north into the circle. Count week starts Wednesday!

John Shenot
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/10/17 3:32 pm
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpoll, Crow Valley
I visited Crow Valley Campground this morning in search of D. Leatherman's
Common Redpolls reported a few days ago and I was not disappointed. I had
12 CORE foraging among the seed bearing grasses in the marshy area at the
rear of the property (north-east end). I suspect there were more, as
additional flyovers had calls not dissimilar to the Redpoll.

Just after noon, while out on the grassland, I saw the Fort Collins
Harris's Hawk post on Cobirds, located just .5 mile from my home. So I shot
back to FC, blasting through every orange light between Briggsdale and FC
(all one of them), just in time to dip on the hawk. So sad, let's hope she
hangs around for a bit longer.

Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/10/17 3:15 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rare warblers in Pueblo
I helped birders see the Prairie and Chestnut-sided Warbler this
weekend in Pueblo. I asked people not to post where exactly they are
right now, as I don't want these birds to be pushed out of the
smallish areas they are in, before the Christmas Bird Count next
weekend. I'm hoping people won't bother them this week and on
Saturday, so the people who are required to count birds on count day,
can find them, where they have been seen -- if they move out of the
areas they have been, they might be missed on count day (we don't have
a lot of people on this CBC, so we all have big areas, and can't spend
a lot of time looking for them on count day, they have to appear when
they have been appearing, so we can cover the rest of our areas
properly). I think I was with most people, when they were seeing the
Prairie Warbler, and everyone didn't go tramping the area, where it
likes to feed, so I'm happy about that.

Thanks,

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Date: 12/10/17 2:49 pm
From: Joey Angstman <jangstma27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
As of 3:50 no sign of the Harris Hawk at Riverbend Ponds.

Joey Angstman
Greeley, CO

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Date: 12/10/17 1:48 pm
From: Chris Selvig <mrselvig...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colorado Springs, El Paso County
I found a flock of 11 Red Crossbills feeding in Mountain Shadows Park this afternoon, likely the same flock Steve Brown is seeing.

Chris Selvig
Colorado Springs

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Date: 12/10/17 1:31 pm
From: Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe - Cherry Creek State Park
Red necked grebe feeding by tower at cherry creek SP
Rebecca Laroche
Denver

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Date: 12/10/17 1:10 pm
From: Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
Photos revealed it was a dark harrier in bad light rather than the hawk. Sorry for any inconveniences.

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Date: 12/10/17 1:10 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Valmont Res. Boulder
A mid-day trip to Valmont Reservoir, the former Xcel plant cooling pond, turned up a Tundra Swan, a Common Loon and a Pacific Loon. All were tucked way back toward the east end of the NE most reservoir.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Date: 12/10/17 12:57 pm
From: Pablo Quezada <quezadapablo05...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk
Saw the bird briefly a few minutes ago on Eastern side of running deer and flying northeast towards frontage rd.

Pablo Quezada
Denver, Co

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Date: 12/10/17 12:19 pm
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris Hawk, larimer


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Date: 12/10/17 11:46 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris’s Hawk (Larimer) update
Update: 12:25 pm flew from I-25 frontage road nw towards Riverbend Ponds Natural Area. Please post updates, positive or negative.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/10/17 10:12 am
From: David Wade <davespeedbump...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris Hawk, larimer
Just spotted the Harris Hawk that was photographed last month. It’s on east border of Running Deer in trees above Hagerman’s recycling. Currently have lost sight of it. More details later.

David Wade
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/10/17 10:09 am
From: Georgia Doyle <gadoyle3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Hawk at Running Deer, Larimer
Dave Wade currently has a Harris's Hawk at Running Deer Natural Area in
Fort Collins. Look for Dave and Nick Komar.

Running Deer parking lot is on Prospect east of the river.

Georgia Doyle
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/10/17 9:41 am
From: <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan, Adams
The trumpeter Swan continues this morning at lower derby lake at Rocky Mountain Arsenal wildlife refuge. The lake is about 95% iced over now, only a handful of waterfowl remain, as well as a couple Bald Eagles

Eric DeFonso
Denver, CO

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Date: 12/10/17 3:08 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert , 10 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 10, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso, *Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Adams, *Larimer, *Montrose, Routt)
Tundra Swan (*Adams, Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, *Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, *Pueblo, San Miguel)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe)
Sora (Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Montezuma, Ouray)
Black-legged Kittiwake (*Sedgwick)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, *Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Weld)
Double-crested Cormorant (*Delta)
American White Pelican (Otero)
Great Egret (*Delta)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Logan)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, *Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (*Mesa)
Gray Catbird (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Boulder)
Northern Mockingbird (*Logan)
American Pipit (Archuleta, *Mesa, *Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (Arapahoe)
Red Crossbill (*Weld)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (*Logan, *Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero, *Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder, *Weld)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Adams, Arapahoe,*Denver, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (*Logan, Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Barr Lake North end, Ira Sanders reported 3 Tundra
Swans (2 ad, 1 juv).
---On December 9 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Bruce
Snyder reported Trumpeter Swan.

ADAMS/DENVER COUNTIES:
---On December 9 at First Creek, the DFO Field trip led by John Breitsch
reported Harris’s Sparrow which crossed the county line between
Denver and Adams county.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 8 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy Nuthatch.
---On December 9 at Cherry Creek SP near marina, Chris Goulart reported
Red-necked Grebe.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
On December 9 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.
---On December 9 at Confluence Park, Richard Harner reported Great Egret
and Double-crested Cormorant.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.
---On December 9 at Rawhide Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported 3 ad Trumpeter Swans.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite. On December 9 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Bill
Kaempfer reported 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinal, Northern
Mockingbird, Northern Bobwhite, and 4 Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.
---On December 9 at 21 Road and Canal Crossing, Ronda Woodward reported
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and 200 American Pipits.
---On December 9 at Colorado River Trail Audubon Section, Katey Buster
reported Hermit Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Chipeta Lake SWA, Bill Harris and Jon Horn reported
Trumpeter Swan.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes. On December 9 at Ridgway
SP Dallas Creek Entrance, Bruce Ackerman reported Surf Scoter.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, David Tonnessen,
Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On December
9 at Pueblo Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler. On December 9 on Arkansas River Trail,
John Drummond and Jane Stulp reported Chestnut-sided Warbler; Stulp also
reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler. On December 9 at Pueblo Reservoir
below the dame, David Tonnesse and John Drummond reported Prairie Warbler;
Tonnessen also reported 16 American Pipit, and 9 Lincoln’s Sparrows.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull.
---On December 9 at Pueblo City Park, Christy Payne reported Carolina Wren
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On December 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported juv
Black-legged Kittiwake.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird. On December 9 at
Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater White-fronted Geese,
2 Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, Lapland Longspur, and Swamp Sparrow.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On December 9 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Red
Crossbill.
---On December 9 at Draek Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls all juv and 1 Iceland (Iceland) Gull.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/9/17 9:48 pm
From: 'John Drummond' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Chestnut-sided Warbler , Pueblo


Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: John D <jxdrummo...>
> Date: December 9, 2017 at 9:57:52 PM MST
> To: <cobirds...>
> Subject: Chestnut-sided Warbler , Pueblo
>
> CO birders :
>
> There was quite a crowd this morning to find the Prairie Warbler below the dam at Pueblo Reservoir , afterwards I went along the Arkansas River Walk to look for the Chestnut-sided Warbler and was fortunate to find it foraging in Russian Olives along the river near the railway bridge .
>
>
> John Drummond
> Colorado Springs
> <IMG_2701.JPG>

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Date: 12/9/17 7:48 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Probable trumpeter swans at Rawhide res.
Here is a low quality photo of one of the three adult Trumpeter Swans in Larimer County.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins
> On Dec 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM, Walter Wehtje <wehtje...> wrote:
>
> Nick Komar and I were just at Rawhide Reservoir, north of Wellington, where we had three probable adult Trumpeter Swans to the west of the viewing area. They were fairly far off, but we would've been more definitive in our I.D. if it hadn't been so windy that we couldn't hold our spotting scopes steady.
>
> Walter Wehtje
> Fort Collins
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Date: 12/9/17 5:14 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tamarack, Jumbo and N. Sterling
I headed out east this morning with John Vanderpoel to do a bit of pre-CBC scouting (the official "count-week" period will begin on Monday for the first CBCs of the year). Our first stop of the day was at Tamarack SWA where we were joined by birder incognito. We searched the hedgerow at parking area 7 thoroughly and found at least two each of Red-bellied Woodpecker and Northern Cardinal plus one Northern Mockingbird. On our way out, "BI" found kinglets between areas 5 and 6. There were at least 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets and one Ruby-crowned plus Northern Bobwhite.

John and I continued on toward Jumbo. A look at the woods along the S. Platte where crossed by Red Lion Road turned up a flock of 23 Wild Turkey. The closer we got to Jumbo, the more geese we saw, but our only Greater White-fronted Geese (about 15) were on Little Jumbo. By the time we arrived at Jumbo, the wind was whipping in from the northwest. That had caused almost all of the waterfowl to seek shelter in the west bay (Logan) or northeast corner (Sedgwick). The huge congregation of white geese (which seemed to be mainly Snow) were at the west end, easily over 5,000. There were about 40 or so gulls at the east end in Sedgwick by outlet structure, almost all were Ring-billed except for one Black-legged Kittiwake (juv.) that kept flashing the bold M across its wings and back at us.

We then proceed west to North Sterling Reservoir, still in strong wind. Here there was another sizable white goose flock, as well as several hundred Common Mergansers, but things stayed far away on the west shore where sun and wind made detailed observation difficult. I promise to do better Thursday on the Sterling CBC.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Date: 12/9/17 4:14 pm
From: Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
NB: John B's trip was at First Creek.
RL
Denver

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:52:03 PM UTC-7, Rebecca L Laroche wrote:
>
> Hello Jared-
> There seem to be quite a few Harris' sparrows in the Denver area these
> days. I saw the one posted in eBird by James McCall at Ralston Creek
> (JeffCo) earlier this week, and today John Breitsch's DFO trip had one that
> crossed the Denver-Adams line as we watched. Are there more this year, or
> is it just me being woke? :)
>
> Rebecca Laroche
> Denver, CO
>
> On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:45:10 PM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>>
>> Correction -- today's walk with my dog and the Harris's Sparrow was
>> indeed today, December 8. Cynthia, Dave, and I first found the bird on
>> Sunday, December 3. I mixed up dates in the post.
>>
>> Apologies for the confusion!
>>
>> - Jared Del Rosso
>> Centennial, CO
>>
>> On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:42:14 PM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>>>
>>> This afternoon (12/3), I took a brief walk with my dog through Chapel
>>> Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe). This was our third one at the cemetery
>>> this week. Each time, we hugged the hedgerow along the cemetery's western
>>> edge hoping to relocate the Harris's Sparrow that Cynthia Madsen, Dave
>>> Hill, and I found on Sunday. The previous two walks yielded nothing,
>>> leading me to think the bird had gone. But this afternoon, some halfhearted
>>> pishing brought out a chickadee, then some House Finches, then juncos, then
>>> the Harris's Sparrow. I got some bad, but definitive, views of the bird. I
>>> figured if halfhearted pishing got me bad views, a wholehearted effort
>>> would get me a photo. Instead, every bird fled. I refound them all but the
>>> Harris's, which seems to have a fondness for sticking deep in the hedges or
>>> perhaps even on the other side of them, as both of my encounters with it
>>> have been brief.
>>>
>>> - Jared Del Rosso
>>> Centennial, CO
>>>
>>

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Date: 12/9/17 3:52 pm
From: Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
Hello Jared-
There seem to be quite a few Harris' sparrows in the Denver area these
days. I saw the one posted in eBird by James McCall at Ralston Creek
(JeffCo) earlier this week, and today John Breitsch's DFO trip had one that
crossed the Denver-Adams line as we watched. Are there more this year, or
is it just me being woke? :)

Rebecca Laroche
Denver, CO

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:45:10 PM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>
> Correction -- today's walk with my dog and the Harris's Sparrow was indeed
> today, December 8. Cynthia, Dave, and I first found the bird on Sunday,
> December 3. I mixed up dates in the post.
>
> Apologies for the confusion!
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
> Centennial, CO
>
> On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:42:14 PM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>>
>> This afternoon (12/3), I took a brief walk with my dog through Chapel
>> Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe). This was our third one at the cemetery
>> this week. Each time, we hugged the hedgerow along the cemetery's western
>> edge hoping to relocate the Harris's Sparrow that Cynthia Madsen, Dave
>> Hill, and I found on Sunday. The previous two walks yielded nothing,
>> leading me to think the bird had gone. But this afternoon, some halfhearted
>> pishing brought out a chickadee, then some House Finches, then juncos, then
>> the Harris's Sparrow. I got some bad, but definitive, views of the bird. I
>> figured if halfhearted pishing got me bad views, a wholehearted effort
>> would get me a photo. Instead, every bird fled. I refound them all but the
>> Harris's, which seems to have a fondness for sticking deep in the hedges or
>> perhaps even on the other side of them, as both of my encounters with it
>> have been brief.
>>
>> - Jared Del Rosso
>> Centennial, CO
>>
>

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Date: 12/9/17 3:08 pm
From: Chris Goulart <cgoulart001...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe - Cherry Creek State Park
Observed a Red-necked Grebe at Cherry Creek State Park in Arapahoe County at 04:00 today. It was swimming in the south side of the reservoir near the marina.

Chris Goulart
Aurora CO

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Date: 12/9/17 1:00 pm
From: Walter Wehtje <wehtje...>
Subject: [cobirds] Probable trumpeter swans at Rawhide res.
Nick Komar and I were just at Rawhide Reservoir, north of Wellington, where
we had three probable adult Trumpeter Swans to the west of the viewing
area. They were fairly far off, but we would've been more definitive in our
I.D. if it hadn't been so windy that we couldn't hold our spotting scopes
steady.

Walter Wehtje
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/9/17 12:12 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Barrows Goldeneye, Rigden Reservoir
The male Barrow's Goldeneye at Rigden Reservoir, originally reported by
Walter
Wehjte, continues. It was seen in the middle-east portion of the reservoir
diving
with numerous Common Goldeneye.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 12/9/17 11:44 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Jumbo
Juv. Black-legged Kittiwake at east end of Jumbo (Sedg.) by outlet.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder



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Date: 12/9/17 11:20 am
From: ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] N.Shrike--Cherry Crk Res (Arapahoe Co)
Hi:

On the west side of Cherry Creek wetlands, near the green marker labeled N 17.5 (39.37.1 & W104.50.2).

To my amazement the shrike began singing and to my further amazement I actually got a relatively decent recording of it on my iPhone.

If anyone would like a copy of the shrike's vocalization send me an email. Although at the moment I can’t seem to find the recording as it has apparently traveled to some secret location within my iPhone, different than the Audio Memo file? but it’s in my phone somewhere.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 12/9/17 8:49 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder County, 75th Annual Christmas Bird Count
*BOULDER’S 75TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT*

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Coordinator: Bill Schmoker

Free, and open to all ability levels. If you can point to a bird, you're
in!

Start time: Depends on if you go out early for owls? Otherwise, after
sunrise.

Compilation dinner: 4:30 p.m.

The Boulder Circle of the CBC , sponsored by Boulder County Audubon, will
hold its 76th count on December 17th. All skill levels are welcome to join
teams and help the leaders by contributing their spotting and
identification skills. More experienced folks are urged lead a small group
to cover a specific area within the count circle. Anything can happen
(both weather and wildlife) and it usually does. If you prefer, you can
also stay at home and count at your feeder, while sipping mulled wine and
munching snacks

Following a full day in the field (for most of us), we celebrate together
at the compilation supper at the clubhouse at the Villa del Prado, 635
Mohawk Dr., Boulder, starting at 4:30. Boulder County Audubon will provide
a main dish and salad. We ask participants to bring potluck appetizers,
salads and desserts *AS WELL AS THEIR OWN PLATE, CUP AND SILVERWARE. THIS
YEAR WE WILL ASK YOU TO DONATE $1 IF YOU FORGET AND WE HAVE TO PROVIDE
THESE ITEMS*.

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Date: 12/9/17 8:34 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] Swans - Barr Lake - Adams
Birders
3 swans at Barr Lake right now. North End much closer to RMBO office. Look
like Tundra. 2 adults 1 juvenile.
Ira Sanders
Golden

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Date: 12/9/17 8:19 am
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat.
Hey COBirders,

A flock of 8 crossbills made a very brief appearance at my backyard birdbath at 9:15 this morning, then gone - 3 males, 5 female type. I will keep watching, but they don't appear often, or hang around long.

Steve Brown
NW Colo Spgs, Mountain Shadows neighborhood


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Date: 12/9/17 3:07 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 9, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso)
BRANT (Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (Routt)
Tundra Swan (Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, Ouray, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Pueblo, San Miguel)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Sora (*Arapahoe)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, Fremont, Moffat, Montezuma, Ouray)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Weld)
American White Pelican (Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Arapahoe)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (*Arapahoe, Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe, Weld)
Brown Thrasher (*Boulder)
American Pipit (Archuleta)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (Logan)
Common Redpoll (*Arapahoe)
European Goldfinch (*Boulder)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, *Arapahoe, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On December 8 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Harris’s Sparrow.
---On December 8 at Cherry Creek SP 12 Mile Trail, Christy Payne reported 2
Sora and 2 Common Redpoll.
---On December 9 at Big Dry Creek Trail between Dry Creek and Arapahoe
Blvd, Mary O’Connor reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 2 Pygmy Nuthatch.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European
Goldfinch. On December 8 at Boulder Creek, John Vanderpoel reported
Eurpean Goldfinch, it was at a feeder at a private residence, north of
Boulder Creek and west of 75th St.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door. On
December 8 in Nederland on 1st St, John Vanderpoel and Peter Gent reported
Brown Thrasher.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Arapaho Bend Strauss House, Willa photographed a
HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina Tires, Alan
Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina,
David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/8/17 2:45 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
Correction -- today's walk with my dog and the Harris's Sparrow was indeed
today, December 8. Cynthia, Dave, and I first found the bird on Sunday,
December 3. I mixed up dates in the post.

Apologies for the confusion!

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:42:14 PM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote:
>
> This afternoon (12/3), I took a brief walk with my dog through Chapel
> Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe). This was our third one at the cemetery
> this week. Each time, we hugged the hedgerow along the cemetery's western
> edge hoping to relocate the Harris's Sparrow that Cynthia Madsen, Dave
> Hill, and I found on Sunday. The previous two walks yielded nothing,
> leading me to think the bird had gone. But this afternoon, some halfhearted
> pishing brought out a chickadee, then some House Finches, then juncos, then
> the Harris's Sparrow. I got some bad, but definitive, views of the bird. I
> figured if halfhearted pishing got me bad views, a wholehearted effort
> would get me a photo. Instead, every bird fled. I refound them all but the
> Harris's, which seems to have a fondness for sticking deep in the hedges or
> perhaps even on the other side of them, as both of my encounters with it
> have been brief.
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
> Centennial, CO
>

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Date: 12/8/17 2:42 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe)
This afternoon (12/3), I took a brief walk with my dog through Chapel Hill
Memorial Gardens (Arapahoe). This was our third one at the cemetery this
week. Each time, we hugged the hedgerow along the cemetery's western edge
hoping to relocate the Harris's Sparrow that Cynthia Madsen, Dave Hill, and
I found on Sunday. The previous two walks yielded nothing, leading me to
think the bird had gone. But this afternoon, some halfhearted pishing
brought out a chickadee, then some House Finches, then juncos, then the
Harris's Sparrow. I got some bad, but definitive, views of the bird. I
figured if halfhearted pishing got me bad views, a wholehearted effort
would get me a photo. Instead, every bird fled. I refound them all but the
Harris's, which seems to have a fondness for sticking deep in the hedges or
perhaps even on the other side of them, as both of my encounters with it
have been brief.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 12/8/17 10:36 am
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rawhide Power Station CBC Date Set for Saturday Dec 30
To avoid conflicts with the Barr Lake CBC, which moved to Dec 31, I have set the Rawhide CBC date for Saturday Dec 30.

As in previous years, all participants should preregister with me so that I can get you on the list of potential visitors to the power station.

I need to submit this list the week before the count.


Also as in previous years, we will assemble at the reservoir overlook parking lot on Saturday at 8AM to divide into teams.

The count compilation will be in Wellington (restaurant to be determined) at 1PM.

Dress warmly, as it is occasionally breezy....


Doug Kibbe, compiler

303-910-9476 (cell)

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Date: 12/8/17 8:07 am
From: 'Jean Stevenson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Question about Eurasian Collared Doves
Every time a Eurasian Collared Dove visits our bird bath in southeast Aurora, it leaves behind a large, nasty, white “slick” floating on the surface of the water.  If we don’t change the water right away, eventually the substance sinks to the bottom.  Does anyone know what causes this phenomenon? It seems like the birds must be coated with some kind of dust or powder.

Thanks for your help.  Jean Stevenson, Aurora CO

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Date: 12/8/17 3:13 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 8, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Trumpeter Swan (*Routt)
Tundra Swan (Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (Logan, *Ouray, *Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma, *Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Pueblo, San Miguel)
Northern Bobwhite (Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, Fremont, Moffat, Montezuma, *Ouray)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Weld)
American White Pelican (*Otero)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe, Weld)
Brown Thrasher (*Boulder)
American Pipit (*Archuleta)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (*Logan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Navajo SP, Jim Beatty reported 22 American Pipits on
shore at Windsurf Beach.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 7th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch.
---On December 7 in Nederland, David Hyde reported Brown Thrasher. If you
want to see the thrasher, the address is 517 W 1st St. Knock on door.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT. On December 7 at Parker Regional Park (aka
Salisbury Equestrian Park), Chris Gilbert reported Dark-bellied BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Arapaho Bend Strauss House, Willa photographed a
HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.
---On December 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Van Truan reported 7 American White
Pelican on North Portion of Reservoir.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter. On December 7 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek at inlet, Vic
Zerbi reported Surf Scoter and 5 Sandhill Cranes.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina Tires, Alan
Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina,
David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 7 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Trumpeter Swan, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 30 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/7/17 11:51 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yellow-bellied and Williamson's Sapsuckers in Canon City
It has been a slow fall for sapsuckers in the Canon City area this year. I
found my first Williamson's Sapsucker on Oct 10 in a dry gulch south of
town then didn't find any in Canon City until November. Things have picked
up in the past week with an immature male Yellow-bellied, 2 male
Williamson's and 1-2 female Williamson's Sapsuckers around town. Note I
do not post specific locations as there are a couple of local photographers
who have pushed sapsuckers feeding at lower areas of trees by approaching
until they flush them. I have a few photos of the Yellow-bellied and a
bright male Williamson's uploaded along with some natural history info for
sapsuckers in this area on my Birds and Nature blog
<https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>.

SeEtta Moss
Canon City
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

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Date: 12/7/17 4:06 pm
From: 'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Arsenal Christmas Bird Count Jan. 1
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal count on Jan.1, New Year’s Day, 7:15am-4pm has 3 spaces left. Please contact me if you would like to join us. Thanks!

Urling Kingery

Franktown, Co
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Date: 12/7/17 2:06 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Late Brown Thrasher in Nederland, Boulder County Dave Hyde reports.
I am having some doubts about ID of the thrasher seen in Nederland. Face
does look gray and
I welcome comments on ID of this bird, Brown Thrasher vs Long-billed
Thasher.

Thanks, Joe Roller

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:

> Unusual for December 7 and at 8,800 ft altitude, a Brown Thrasher was seen
> well and photographed by Dave Hyde
> of Drake, Colorado.
> Lack of streaking on undertail coverts rules out the similar Long-billed
> Thrasher, a mega-rare winter vagrant* to Colorado.
>
> I am trying to find out if birders are welcome to look for the Brown
> Thrasher.
>
> Joe Roller, Denver
>
>
> * Jan 1993, Chatfield SP, upstream from Plum Creek Delta, Douglas
> Jan, Feb 2006, Denver
> Feb, 2006, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso
>
>
>
> [image: Inline image 2]
>

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Date: 12/7/17 11:57 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birders welcome to view Nederland thrasher
Bird photographed in winter shade, so looks grayish, but in life color was
described as "Rufous or Orange-brown."


Details about location from the thrasher finder, Dave Hyde.

Hi Joe,

My wife and I are house-sitting so it is ok for people to stop by. The
address is 517 W. 1st street - just up the hill from Whistler's Café. There
is a deck with old skis as a fence around the hot tub. People can just come
and bang on the door. No guarantee that the bird is still here. I'll keep
my eye out and let you know if it reappears. If you don't hear from me then
it is not seen. Thanks -


Dave Hyde




Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 12/7/17 11:15 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] Late Brown Thrasher in Nederland, Boulder County Dave Hyde reports.
Unusual for December 7 and at 8,800 ft altitude, a Brown Thrasher was seen
well and photographed by Dave Hyde
of Drake, Colorado.
Lack of streaking on undertail coverts rules out the similar Long-billed
Thrasher, a mega-rare winter vagrant* to Colorado.

I am trying to find out if birders are welcome to look for the Brown
Thrasher.

Joe Roller, Denver


* Jan 1993, Chatfield SP, upstream from Plum Creek Delta, Douglas
Jan, Feb 2006, Denver
Feb, 2006, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso



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Date: 12/7/17 10:18 am
From: Adam Green <adam.green.w...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Count dates updated
Brandon,

Could you send me the contact info for the Barr Lake count? I can't make it
to my usual count this year.

Thanks,
Adam

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:41:20 AM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
>
>
> Quite a few dates have been decided since my last update. Contact
> compiler to let them know, you plan to attend.
>
> *Thursday, 14 December 2017*
>
> John Martin Reservoir
>
> Sterling
>
>
>
> *Friday, 15 December 2017*
>
> Air Force Academy
>
> Fairplay
>
> Fountain Creek
>
> Rocky Ford
>
> Weldona-Fort Morgan
>
>
>
> *Saturday, 16 December 2017*
>
> Colorado Springs
>
> Denver
>
> Fort Collins
>
> Granby
>
> Longmont
>
> Montrose
>
> Monte Vista NWR
>
> Pueblo Reservoir
>
> Salida
>
> Steamboat Springs
>
>
>
> *Sunday, 17 December 2017*
>
> Aspen
>
> Boulder
>
> Durango
>
> Evergreen-Idaho Springs
>
> Grand Junction
>
> Gunnison
>
>
>
> *Wednesday, 20 December 2017*
>
> Pueblo
>
>
>
> *Friday, 22 December 2017*
>
> Bonny Reservoir
>
>
>
> *Saturday, 23 December 2017*
>
> Crook
>
> Spanish Peaks
>
>
>
> *Saturday, 30 December 2017*
>
> Barr Lake
>
> Cortez
>
> Douglas County
>
> Westcliffe
>
>
>
> *Monday, 1 January 2018*
>
> Denver (Urban)
>
> Grand Mesa
>
> Lake Isabel
>
>
>
> *Waiting for dates for the following counts:*
>
> Black Forest
>
> Delta
>
> Dotsero
>
> Eagle Valley
>
> Flagler
>
> Greeley
>
> Grand Sand Dunes NP
>
> Hotchkiss
>
> Loveland
>
> North Park
>
> Nunn
>
> Penrose
>
> Pagosa Springs
>
> Rawhide Energy Station
>
> Roaring Fork River Valley
>
> Rocky Mountain NP
>
> Summit County
>
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
>

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Date: 12/7/17 9:48 am
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Common Redpoll
Our little Common Redpoll is definitely not an early riser. Seldom does she
make and appearance before 9 am. This morning she held out until 9:50! Had
me afraid she would not show at all. At any rate she is here for the 5th
straight day...just enough time to make me hopeful she will stay for
awhile...but I know enough to realize that may not be the case.

She did finally pose in the open for a tiny bit this morning...letting me
get one decent shot of her without any man made objects! Pic posted to CFO
Facebook page.

Polly Wren Neldner
La Veta,
Huerfano County

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Date: 12/7/17 5:43 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbills over Ken Caryl Valley
I've detected *Red Crossbills* passing over my home on Dec 1 (1 bird), Dec
3 (2), and Dec 6 (2). All were Type 2, which is the only form I've yet had
around my home. "Three Jay Days" lately have been pleasant with Blue,
Steller's and Woodhouse's appearing together at the feeders.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 12/7/17 3:12 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 7, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Tundra Swan (Weld)
Wood Duck (Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
Surf Scoter (*Logan, *Ouray)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Pueblo, San Miguel)
Northern Bobwhite (*Logan)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, Fremont, Moffat, Montezuma)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (*Logan, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Weld)
Great Egret (Delta)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe, Weld)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy- Finch (Weld)
PURPLE FINCH (*Logan)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 7th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Arapaho Bend Strauss House, Willa photographed a
HARRIS’S HAWK.
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On December 5 at Tamarack ranch SWA, Steve Larson reported m PURPLE
FINCH and 8 Northern Bobwhite.
---On December 5 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Larson reported Surf Scoter and
Glaucous Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Ridgway Reservoir Dallas Creek, Betty Fenton reported
Surf Scoter.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina Tires, Alan
Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina,
David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/6/17 6:46 am
From: Steven E Larson <stevenelarson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Logan cointy
At Jumbo yesterday there was a Surf Scoter and Glaucous Gull at Tamarack Ranch there was a male Purple Finch and Golden-crowned Kinglet
Steve Larson
Northglenn

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Date: 12/6/17 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 6, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, El Paso)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Tundra Swan (*Weld)
Wood Duck (*Jefferson)
Greater Scaup (*Jefferson)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Garfield, Grand, Ouray, Pueblo, San Miguel)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, Fremont, Moffat, *Montezuma)
Mew Gull (*Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, *Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (*Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (*Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Ouray)
Great Egret (Delta)
Peregrine Falcon (Fremont)
Least Flycatcher (*Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe, *Weld)
Evening Grosbeak (Fremont)
Rosy-Finch (*Teller)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll ( *Jefferson, Otero)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Otero, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Fox Sparrow (*Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, *Jefferson, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Prairie Warbler (*Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek Campground, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 7th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne
Ketcham reported Great White-fronted Goose. On December 4 at Memorial
Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On December 6 at Robert A Easton Regional Park, David Suddjian and DFO
Field Trip reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Harriman Lake Park, David Suddjian and DFO Field Trip
reported pair of Wood Ducks, 1-st yr Harris’s Sparrow, Least Flycatcher;
Brian Johnson reported Greater Scaup.
---On December 6 at Westminster City Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Common
Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.
---On December 5 at Totten Reservoir, Erick Hendrickson reported 4 Sandhill
Cranes.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina Tires, Alan
Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina,
David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, Brandon Percival and
Leon Bright reported Prairie Warbler.
---On December 5 at Pueblo Reservoir below the dam, John Drummond reported
ad Mew Gull.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Victor, Cici Lee reported Rosy-Finches have returned in
small numbers.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 6 on Poudre
River Trail approx. 80-90 yards east of 35th Ave bridge, Joe Mammoser
reported Red Fox Sparrow. It was foraging around base of some small trees
in river bed below paved trail.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.
---On December 5 at Horse Creek Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 ad
Tundra Swans and 2 Lapland Longspur.
---On December 5 at Prospect Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls, Glaucous Gull, and Gray Catbird.
---On December 5 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/5/17 8:44 pm
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mew Gull , Pueblo Reservoir
CO birders :

An adult Mew Gull was below the dam at Pueblo Reservoir this afternoon , viewed adjacent to where the Prairie Warbler was found earlier today .



John Drummond
Colorado springs

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Date: 12/5/17 5:58 pm
From: Marcia Canter <bomaanka...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Dippers at Adams County today
HI CoBirders
I was able to find two American Dippers in Clear Creek, Adams Cty., today
just after 4 pm. One was just east of Lowell Blvd. below the check dam. The
other was seen downstream from the bike path bridge which is past I-76. I'm
confident these were different birds because I didn't see any flying along
Clear Creek and the path is close by.
Bob Canter, Denver

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Date: 12/5/17 4:01 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harriman Lake Park plus a couple more 12/5
DFO's field trip to the Southwestern Metro Area visited a few lakes and
other goosey places. Our highlight was what I think is a *Least Flycatcher*
at Harriman Lake Park (photos and notes in eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40932085

I'm sure it is the same bird I saw yesterday very briefly in challenging
windy conditions. This morning it was much calmer. We did not see the bird
as we were walking out shortly after 9 am, but coming back thru after 10:15
it had warmed from 21 to 33 degrees and the bird was evident. On 12/4 it
was right along the path, and today it flew from near the path the boundary
fence line just to the south, where there is a row of pines and junipers
(immediately west of the fire station). The bird foraged along that fence
line and in the neighboring yard and was easy to study. Other highlights at
Harriman were a juv. *Harris's Sparrow* in the area near the water facility
structure, with a down-mountain *Mountain Chickadee *and a *Spotted Towhee*
there, too. The lake had 2 Wood Ducks and 3 Canvasbacks amid the other
regulars, and a *Bald Eagle*.

Robert A. Easton Park had a first of season *Greater Scaup*. Clement Park
had three *Snow Geese*.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 12/5/17 1:20 pm
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Fox Sparrow, Greeley
The red Fox Sparrow previously reported along the Poudre River Trail in
north
Greeley continues. It was seen today at 11:30 down along the Poudre River
approximately 80-90 yards east of the 35th Ave. bridge. It was foraging
around
the base of some small trees in the river bed below the paved trail.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins

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Date: 12/5/17 12:02 pm
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-fronted Goose Cherry Creek (Arapaho’s Co)
Hi

At the very eastern section at Cherry Creek Campground a Greater White-fronted Goose was waddling around within flock Canada Geese. Great opportunity for close up photos

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 12/5/17 11:55 am
From: Suke C Lee <mclee72...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rosy-finches, Teller County
Not in great numbers yet but the Rosies are back in Victor, Teller County, where it was very cold yesterday.


Also present were 20+ Steller's Jays, 8-9 Cassin's Finches, a few Siskins, 2 Evening Grosbeaks (way down from 7-8 a couple of weeks ago), House Sparrows, Juncos, Red-winged Blackbirds, Crows, one American Robin, and 12 deer including a young buck who looks like he had been in a scuffle as parts of his rack had been broken off.

Good birding,

Marie Cecile Lee (Cici)

Elbert, CO

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Date: 12/5/17 11:07 am
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prairie Warbler - errata
Oops, I left out the word "again" after "Once" in my previous post.

Leon Bright, Pueblo

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Date: 12/5/17 11:04 am
From: Leon Bright <urraca2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Prairie Warbler pic
COBirders,

Once Brandon has alerted me to another lifer. Thanks to him and Bill
Maynard for the help in spotting this rarity. Here's the pic:

Leon Bright - Pueblo



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Date: 12/5/17 10:23 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] PRAIRIE WARBLER in Pueblo 12/5
Colorado's 2nd winter PRAIRIE WARBLER was found below Pueblo Reservoir Dam
this morning. Hopefully it stays for the CBC.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 12/5/17 9:44 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harriman Lake flycatcher looks like a Least
It is in the same area. Along boundary fence with pines and junipers just south of entry path to left of first willows. Photos. Very cooperative now.

David Suddjian
Littleton CO

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Date: 12/5/17 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 5, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, Montezuma)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, *Garfield, Grand, Ouray, Pueblo, *San Miguel)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, *Delta, Fremont, Moffat)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas)
Mew Gull (El Paso)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Ouray)
Great Egret (*Delta)
Peregrine Falcon (*Fremont)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Pinyon Jay (Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe)
Evening Grosbeak (*Freont)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll ( Jefferson, Otero)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Otero, Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (Weld)
Fox Sparrow (Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Boulder, Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (*Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Ave pond, Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 7th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch.
---On December 4 in Longmont, Gaynor Nelson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.
---On December 4 at G50 Rd, Andre Robinsong reported 340 Sandhill Cranes
and Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck, Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported
BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported
BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, John Bruder reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 30 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake John Drummon reported Mew Gull. On December 1 at Memorial Park and
Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great White-fronted
Goose. On December at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Kevin Ash reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 4 at Canon City Riverwalk Sells Lake to S Raynolds, Jerry
DeBoer reported Peregrine Falcon and Evening Grosbeaks.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Barrow’s Goldeneye.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler. On December 4 at CSU
Environmental Learning Center, Lori Zabel reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed
Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. On December 4 at home of Jim and Connee
Moffat, Carol Ortenzio, Eileen Cunningham, and Kathleen McGinley reported f
Summer Tanager. If you would like updates and try to see the bird,
contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina Tires, Alan
Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina,
David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On December 4 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported Barrow’s
Goldeneye.










SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, December 5 will be to Southwestern Metro
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659).
Directions: Meet at 0730 at the Home Depot at 4277 S Eldridge St,
Morrison. From C-470 take the Quincy Exit. Cross over the bridge on W
Quincy Ave and park at the far end of the Home Depot parking lot that faces
an open field to the south.
Will visit 3-4 specific spots selected the day of the trip based on
what is around and weather. Expect a variety of habitats, and walks of up
to 1 miles at a time. Register online or contact the leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/4/17 5:04 pm
From: Marcia Canter <bomaanka...>
Subject: [cobirds] American Dipper today , Adams County
Hi CoBirders
I found an American Dipper in Clear Creek, Adams County, at about 4:10 pm.
It was east of Lowell Blvd. at 55th Pl. below the I-76 bridges. This is a favorite spot. First sighting for this season and first since Dec. 30, 2015.
Bob Canter, Denver

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Date: 12/4/17 9:56 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Empidonax at Harriman Lake Park JeffCo
I just had brief views of an Empid that I think is a Dusky. But cold wind has birds laying low and it has not been cooperative. It is in the first willows along the path just in from the main lot off Kipling.

David Suddjian
Littleton CO

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Date: 12/4/17 8:21 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Goose ID help needed (Washington Park, Denver)
Sharon

I would say juvenile Snow Goose. The bill looks a little big to be a Ross’s. The grey blush on white plumage makes me think it is a juvenile. Sibley has a good drawing.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

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Date: 12/4/17 7:11 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] CAVEAT on Eur Goldfinch - it is probably an escaped cage bird.
This species is handsome - a goldfinch with a red face - "the embarrassed
goldfinch"?

Therefore fun to see, but beware that it would probably not pass muster by
the CBRC as a "countable bird."

Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 12/4/17 6:34 am
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: [cobirds] EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH reported from Boulder on Dec 2 & 3
Here is the note on the Colorado Rare Bird Alert, per Joyce Takamine, in
case you missed it, as I did at first.

"On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and *European Goldfinch.* The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 75th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch."

Please send any updates on this possible first state record to COBirds,
so the news gets the widest circulation
possible.

Thanks,
Joe Roller, Denver

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Date: 12/4/17 6:24 am
From: Polly Neldner <pollywren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Huerfano County Update: Common Redpoll - yesterday and today
Yesterday, while I was still bleary-eyed from sleep and attempting to make
coffee, I glanced out the window and saw amongst the Pine Siskins
something different. Quickly grabbed my bins, fast thinking before you’ve
had that first cup of coffee, and saw a Common Redpoll. Quickly went in and
woke Paul. It has been 5 years since we had our first one. That one was a
male. This appears to be a female. She has flown off with her flock of
Siskins. Hoping she returns. Have posted pics on the CFO Facebook page.

Polly Wren and Paul Neldner
La Veta, CO

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Date: 12/4/17 3:23 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 4, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, Phillips, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, *Mesa, Montezuma, Pueblo, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Mesa, Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Grand, Ouray, Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, Fremont, Moffat)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (El Paso, Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, *Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, *Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Ouray)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca, Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Baca, Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Violet-green Swallow (*Mesa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Boulder, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Baca)
Hermit Thrush (Arapahoe)
Varied Thrush (Weld)
Gray Catbird (Arapahoe)
Brown Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Weld)
Common Redpoll ( Jefferson, Otero, Weld)
Red Crossbill (Pueblo)
European Goldfinch (Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Otero, Pueblo, Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (*Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Baca, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Summer Tanager (*Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 30 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric
DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek. On December 3
at Boulder Creek and 7th St. Willem van Vliet reported European Goldfinch.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 3 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On December 3 at Johnson’s Pond near G50 road, Mike Henwood reported
Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On December 3 at Denver City Park, John Breitsch spotted a Common
Redpoll on the DFO Field Trip led by Patrick O’Driscoll at retention pond
along 17th Ave, SE of Ferril Lake.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck, Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported
BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported
BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On December 3 at Parker Regional Park (aka Salisbury Equestrian Park),
Rebecca Laroche reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, John Bruder reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 30 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake John Drummon reported Mew Gull. On December 1 at Memorial Park and
Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great White-fronted
Goose.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
---On December 3 at CSU Environmenta Learning Center, John Shenot , Sara
and Brandon Nooner reported Black-and-white Warbler.
---On December 3 at Welch Reservoir in Berthoud, Walter Wehtje and Nick
Komar reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On December 3 at Lonetree Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported Winter Wren.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 30 at
Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north). On December
3 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 28 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.
---On December 1 at Grand Junction, Connee Moffatt reported a pair of
Summer Tanagers visited her yard in Grand Junction. On December 3 the
female Summer Tanager returned. If you would like updates and try to see
the bird, contact her at <jcmoffatt_5...>
---On December 3 at Connected Lakes SP Blue Heron Section, Drew Kelly
reported Violet-green Swallow.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills. On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen
Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina
Tires, Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at
Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Great Black-backed Gull. On December 3 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore
Marina, David Tonnessen, Alan, and Mary Lynne Ketcham reported Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren. On December 3 on
Arkansas River Trail east of Pueblo Blvd, David Tonnessen reported Carolina
Wren and Chestnut-sided Warbler.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Country Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon. On November 30 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On December 2 at Union Reservoir, John Rutenbeck
and Tracy Pheneger reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull. On December 3 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported
Greater Black-backed Gull and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.
---On December 3 at CR 111 between CR 124 and CR 128 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 5 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 on CR 107 between CR 112 and CR 118 near Grover, Gene
Rutherford reported 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On December 3 at Pawnee NG at CR 136 and CR 105, Joey Kellner and Kathy
Mihm Dunning reported 16 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches on power lines and 1
Gray-crowned (Helpburn’s) Rosy-Finch.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, December 5 will be to Southwestern Metro
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659).
Directions: Meet at 0730 at the Home Depot at 4277 S Eldridge St,
Morrison. From C-470 take the Quincy Exit. Cross over the bridge on W
Quincy Ave and park at the far end of the Home Depot parking lot that faces
an open field to the south.
Will visit 3-4 specific spots selected the day of the trip based on
what is around and weather. Expect a variety of habitats, and walks of up
to 1 miles at a time. Register online or contact the leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 9 will be to First Creek at RM
Arsenal led by John Breitsch AT Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552) Directions:
From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First Creek parking
lot is just before Pena on you left (north). Or take I-70 east to Pena
Blvd, Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and at the
bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right almost
immediately, into the First Creek parking lot. Meet at 0730.
There are currently no restroom facilities. This trip starys at the
same parking lot as first creek at DEN Open Spae and walks up Buckley Road,
but then we will turn west at the creek instead of east. This will be a
trip mostly looking for raptors. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 10 will be to Cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com;
303-941-4881). Directions: Meet at 0900 at the Prairie Loop lot in
Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the
Prairie Loop which is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State
Parks pass or day pass required.
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails cold
be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; Lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Monday, December 11 will be to the Ken Caryl Valley
Area led by David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659). This
trip is full.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/3/17 7:46 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Getting into the CBC Spirit – West Arapahoe Co.


I’m quite fond of Christmas Bird Counts. I like how they make each and
every bird, even the most common, count. (Another pigeon!) But my home
circle (based near deKoevend Park in Centennial and with a radius of three
miles) is squished between the two Denver-area count circles. This means
that the local birds here won’t count!



So to get into the CBC spirit and affirm my area birds’ existence, four
other Centennial-area birders (Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, Mary O’Connor,
and Troy Becker) and I, with cameos from Joe Roller and Geoff Stacks,
conducted a count-style day in a portion of my home circle. We spent the
better part of Sunday (12/3) in my favorite quadrant, the northeast portion
that includes Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Blackmer Lake, Westlands
Park, Chapel Hill Cemetery, and Holly Park in Cherry Hills Village,
Greenwood Village, and Centennial in Arapahoe County.



Last year, I tallied 37 species (but didn’t visit Blackmer or Westlands
Park) on my unofficial count. I conducted that one alone and about a week
later than this one. It was, if I’m remembering things correctly, a much
colder winter last year. The ponds at Marjorie Perry NP were frozen over,
with only a small patch of water allowing for a few mallards and a coot. My
waterfowl numbers reflected that fact, as well as the fact that I skipped
the two spots in my area that are decent for geese and ducks (the
previously mentioned Blackmer and Westlands).



This year, we logged 41 species. Best Ofs, Misses, & the Ones that Got Away
below!



*Best Ofs*



*Owls. *Last year, I started at 4 a.m. to spend a good amount of time
looking for Great Horns and screeches. This year, I was a bit less
ambitious, starting around 5:00 around the High Line to get both. I figured
the mild, windless, moon-lit morning would mean I’d get all my local Great
Horns. I didn’t. But I picked up five around Centennial and Greenwood
Village, including two while owling with Geoff (a life bird for him). I
called to several of my local screeches. Only one answered.



After owling but before meeting the rest of the group at Blackmer Lake, I
inspected the lone sizeable pond near Three Ponds Park. Lots of Cackling
Geese. A few Ring-necked Ducks became a dozen, then twenty, then forty as
more and more flew in. Joe Roller later told me he had 70+ there earlier in
the week. Perhaps I should have hung around a few minutes longer to see how
many more might arrive. An American Wigeon, the only of the day, was with
them.



*Blackmer Lake*. Blackmer Lake was exceptionally birdy, as it’s been for
the past few weeks. David Hill did us the favor of counting 725 or so
geese, 600 or so of which were Cackling. Around 8:00, Joe Roller joined
Mary, Troy, Cynthia, David, and me for a walk along the High Line. The six
of us chased three dozen Cedar Waxwings up and down the canal, robins
intermingled with them. Three Brown Creepers – our only for the day – were
good finds. A flock of about 14 Pygmy Nuthatch, in a residential
neighborhood off Quincy Ave, left us loitering in a Cherry Hills Village
street.



But the Red-tails at Blackmer stole the show. A Harlan’s flew low and close
by us, eventually taking a relatively low, nearby perch. Another soared
over us later.



*Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve*. Almost as soon as we got to the preserve,
Troy spotted the Harlan’s that has visited the preserve for at least the
last two years. Other highlights: More waxwings, a Belted Kingfisher, which
spit up a pellet, and our first Townsend’s Solitaire. A little slow as far
as the preserve is concerned, but we were there around mid-day.



*Holly Park*. Troy and Mary had to leave after our preserve visit. Cynthia,
David, and I continued on to Holly Park, which was exceptionally quiet. A
hunting American Kestrel, which allowed relatively close approach, was the
highlight.



*Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens*. Holly Park had me worried that everything
but the geese had hunkered down to wait out the rest of the windy day. But
we immediately came upon a trio of Spotted Towhees, which led us to a
quartet of juncos, which led us to a solitary Harris’s Sparrow. This bird
was on my wishlist for the fall / winter (whatever the season now is) and
was a county bird for me. (I’m not sure about for David and Cynthia.) A
very vocal scrub jay kept us entertained after the Harris’s disappeared.



*Westlands Park*. Twenty-one Wood Ducks in the duck pond north of the
parking lot. About the same number of Bushtits.



*Misses*



We could not relocate the Gray Catbird nor the Hermit Thrush that were at
the High Line near Blackmer Lake yesterday. The reliable Snow Goose and
Greater White-fronted Goose at Westlands Park were unreliable. So too was
the large flock of waxwings that has been visiting Westlands seemingly
daily for the past week. Had we encountered them, we would have had a
chance for 100 on the day.



Somehow, no House Sparrows or Cooper’s Hawks. Also, no American Tree
Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Kinglets, or Sharp-shinned
Hawks.



*The Ones that Got Away*



A sparrow, and probably not a Song Sparrow, sipping the pond water at the
High Line refuge, slipped away before we could identify it.



A distant grayish-white raptor, blowing in the winds around Westlands Park,
tried to circle a few times before giving in to the eastward gusts and
leaving the scene.



*Full Count*



Full “count” totals (41 species), with last year’s totals in parenthesis,
below.



Cackling Goose 1,566 (5)
Canada Goose 746 (830)

Wood Duck 21 (0)

Gadwall 14 (0)

American Wigeon 1 (0)

Mallard 31 (3)

Ring-necked Duck 45 (0)

Hooded Merganser 12 (0)

Great Blue Heron 2 (0)

Red-tailed Hawk 11 (10)
Ring-billed Gull 13 (4)
Rock Pigeon 19 (106)
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8 (17)
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 (2)
Great Horned Owl 5 (8)
Belted Kingfisher 1 (2)
Downy Woodpecker 7 (2)
Northern Flicker 6 (10)
American Kestrel 2 (3)
Blue Jay 5 (17)

Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay 1 (0)
Black-billed Magpie 40 (86)
American Crow 37 (105)
Black-capped Chickadee 31 (31)

Mountain Chickadee 2 (0)

Bushtit 31 (0)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 (5)
White-breasted Nuthatch 8 (3)

Pygmy Nuthatch 14 (0)

Brown Creeper 3 (0)
Townsend's Solitaire 2 (4)
American Robin 58 (98)
European Starling 188 (33)
Cedar Waxwing 69 (3)
Dark-eyed Junco 18 (29)
Harris’s Sparrow 1 (0)

Song Sparrow 5 (12)
Spotted Towhee 9 (3)
Red-winged Blackbird 94 (100)
House Finch 51 (104)
American Goldfinch 2 (1)

- Jared Del Rosso

Centennial, CO

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Date: 12/3/17 6:53 pm
From: Sharon <sharontinianow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Goose ID help needed (Washington Park, Denver)


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This goose has been hanging around Grassmere Lake in Washington Park,
Denver, for the past few days. It is with a huge flock of Canada geese. My
husband took the attached image. Could it be a juvenile Snow Goose? Any ID
help would be appreciated.

Sharon Tinianow

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Date: 12/3/17 2:52 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
Hi Brandon,

Environmental Learning Center is NOT in the FC CBC circle. For what it's worth, I had a female Black-and-white Warbler at Grandview Cemetery in 1987 from 10Nov to 4Dec.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins


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To: cobirds
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer


If this bird is in the Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count circle, hopefully it hangs around, not many Colorado CBC records for that species, a couple I know of though.

Brandon K. Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO


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Date: 12/3/17 12:23 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpoll - Denver City Park (Denver County)
​Sharp-eyed John Breitsch spotted a Common Redpoll on our DFO field trip in
Denver City Park on Sunday morning. Female or first year bird was with
mixed flock of House Finch, House Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and Black-capped
Chickadee at the retention pond along 17th Avenue, SE of Ferril Lake. Birds
were in junipers and willow bushes along southeast shore of pond, going to
and from the water's edge. Believed to be a new bird for the park.

Also notable: a dark Snow Goose grazing with a large mixed flock of
Cackling and Canada geese on lawns southwest of Denver Museum of Nature and
Science.

Although mild weather and lack of ice equals fewer ducks than normal, Duck
Lake has Common Goldeneye, American Wigeon, a single Bufflehead female and
several small rafts of Northern Shovelers. Also seen in park trees: 5 Brown
Creepers, 5 White-breasted Nuthatches, 3 Townsend's Solitaires, 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Patrick O'Driscoll
Denver, Denver County ​

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Date: 12/3/17 11:31 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
If this bird is in the Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count circle, hopefully
it hangs around, not many Colorado CBC records for that species, a couple I
know of though.

Brandon K. Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 12/3/17 11:27 am
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
This bird was still present as of 10am today (Sun 12/3) in the same
location. It was hanging out with BC Chickadees and Am Goldfinches. This is
the first December observation of the species in Larimer County in eBird
(or will be when I enter my checklist). I realize that doesn't mean it's
the first December observation.

John Shenot
Fort Collins, CO

On Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:59:03 AM UTC-7, Nick Komar wrote:
>
> The BAWW reported yesterday to CFO Facebook page, is currently being seen
> by several birders north of the ELC parking lot along the paved bike trail.
> Southeast Fort Collins. It is hanging with a small group of creepers
> chickadees and nuthatches.
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins Co
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Date: 12/3/17 5:25 am
From: 'jim thompson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cassin's finch Otero County
Photographed a Cassin's Finch at Picket wire canyon south of La Junta 2 days ago... Leon Bright encouraged me to post... This is my first post so hope thats ok... been looking at site for sometime.... Hmm now to figure out how to post pic.

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Date: 12/3/17 3:16 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 3, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, Jefferson, Phillips, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Grand, Mesa, *Montezuma, Pueblo, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, *Summit)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Grand, Ouray, Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, El Paso, Fremont, Moffat)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (El Paso, Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, *Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Ouray)
Great Egret (Delta, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca, Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Baca, Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, *Boulder, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Baca, Denver)
Hermit Thrush (*Arapahoe)
Varied Thrush (Weld)
Gray Catbird (*Arapahoe)
Brown Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson, Otero, Weld)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Pueblo)
European Goldfinch (*Boulder)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Otero, Pueblo, *Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (*Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (*Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe, *Boulder)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Baca, Boulder, Larimer)
Rusty Blackbird (*Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds. On November 30 at First Creek at
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.
---On December 2 at Highline Canal Trail Blackmer Lake area, Jared Del
Rosso reported Hermit Thrush and Gray Catbird.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny Bergstrom reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On December 2 at Twin Lakes, Peter Gent reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.
---On December 2 at Boulder Creek at 75th St, Steve Frye and his field trip
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swamp Sparrow and European Goldfinch. The
Goldfinch was just west of the parking lot; later in the day Chris Gilbert
was about to relocated the goldfinch across Boulder Creek.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat. On December 2 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported
Common Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Henry, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck,
Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC
Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake, John Bruder reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 30 at
Memorial Park and Prospect Lake John Drummon reported Mew Gull. On
December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham
reported Great White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.
---On December 2 at Boyd Lake, Nick Komar reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 30 at
Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north).
---On November 28 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On December 2 at Narraquinip Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported a 1st-year
White-winged Scoter.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills. On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen
Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina
Tires, Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at
Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Country Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Dillon Reservoir, Doug Ward reported ad f Long-tailed
Ducks at Snake River Inlet Trailhead at junction of Hwy 6 and Swan Mt Road.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon. On November 30 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On December 2 at Union Reservoir, John Rutenbeck
and Tracy Pheneger reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow. On December 2 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in
Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported Red Fox Sparrow.
---On December 2 at Frank SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Pawnee NG Glover, Tracy Pheneger reported Sharp-tailed
Grouse, 85 Lapland Longspurs and Snow Bunting.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/2/17 5:06 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck-Dillion Res., Summit Co.
Quick stop this afternoon (Sat., 2 Dec.'17) at Dillon Reservoir (Summit Co., CO) to let the dogs out to stretch at bit; specifically pulled into the Snake River Inlet Trailhead at the junction of HW 6 and Swan Mt. Rd.  Wasn't even thinking birding, but noticed some gulls flying around so grabbed the binoculars.  Glad I did because just off the point was a nice adult female LONG-TAILED DUCK - definitely a surprise!   She was hanging with a couple of female COMMON GOLDENEYE. The reservoir is largely ice free, but hopefully she will hang in that area if you wanted to chase.
Good Birding,Doug
2 Dec.'17  Snake River Inlet, Dillon Res., Summit Co., COCanada Goose - 15Mallard - 5LONG-TAILED DUCK - 1f adCommon Goldeneye - 2fPied-billed Grebe - 2 (surprised at these two up there this time of the year)Ring-billed Gull - 1 adCalifornia Gull - 20 ad, 1-3rdCommon Raven - 2ROSY FINCH sp. - 1 (brief view across the bay in rock outcrop; couldn't relocate)

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Date: 12/2/17 2:15 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hermit Thrush + Catbird - Arapahoe
This morning, I walked my dog along the High Line Canal Trail at Blackmer
Lake. I was surprised to find a Hermit Thrush and a Catbird (in separate
locations, but within a third of a mile or so). Lots of Brown Creepers,
still, and at least one Pygmy Nuthatch where the High Line and Quincy meet.

There seems to be a mini-invasion of Hermit Thrushes in westish Arapahoe
this fall. After encountering only 1 during spring migration this year (and
that one, at deKoevend, was likely the one that spent the winter at the
park), I've had three, in different locations, in November / December: at
deKoevend, Ketring, and now Blackmer. Weird.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 12/2/17 9:25 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbill #2, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat
> Hi again COBirders


> Well I just had to share. I actually caught one on their second pass at 10:00 this morning. Just so cool. Adult female.
This is my first one handled and banded.

Steve Brown
Colo Spgs


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Date: 12/2/17 7:14 am
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red Crossbills, Colo Spgs, El Paso Co, Sat.
Hey COBirders,

I just had a flock of Red Crossbills in the yard briefly, here in NW Colorado Springs. Looked like about 10, male and female, drinking from my neighbor’s water feature, then up to the trees, then gone. These are the first I’ve seen since my last report a couple of weeks ago.

Other mountain birds continue here as well, with more Red-breasted and Pygmy Nuthatches banded this week, Steller’s Jays, Cassin’s Finch, and even more Mountain Chickadees (about 40 banded in the last month!). Also fun - I’ve banded 5 White-winged Juncos this month, after having none last winter.

Have a birdy weekend,

Steve Brown
Colo Spgs, Mountain Shadows neighborhood

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Date: 12/2/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 2 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 2, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, Jefferson, Phillips, Weld)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Routt)
White-winged Scoter (*Grand, Mesa, *Pueblo, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, *Grand, Ouray, Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Boulder, Delta, El Paso, Fremont, Moffat)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (El Paso, Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Ouray)
Great Egret (Delta, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca, Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Baca, Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Baca, Denver)
Varied Thrush (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson, Otero, Weld)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Pueblo)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Otero, Pueblo, Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (Adams, Baca, Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds. On November 30 at First Creek at
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny Bergstrom reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Henry, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck,
Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC
Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake, John Bruder reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 30 at
Memorial Park and Prospect Lake John Drummon reported Mew Gull. On
December 1 at Memorial Park and Prospect Lake, Alan and Mary Lynne Ketcham
reported Great White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Lake Grandy, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip reported
6 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On December 1 at Shadow Mountain Lake, Paul Slingsby and DFO Field Trip
reported White-winged Scoter and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 30 at
Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north).
---On November 28 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills. On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen
Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina
Tires, Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at
Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon. On November 30 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 12/1/17 6:29 pm
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] White-winged Scoter on Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Co
A White-winged Scoter was seen and photographed this afternoon on a Denver Field Ornithologists field trip led by Paul Slingsby. The scoter on Shadow Mountain Lake was with a mixed group of waterfowl that included Barrow’s Goldeneyes, the target bird for the trip.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO


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Date: 12/1/17 6:18 pm
From: 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow Geese at Sheridan High School, 12-1-17
Observed one adult Snow Goose with two juveniles among Canada and Cackling
geese on east side of Sheridan High School at 10:30 am. Oval shaped head,
orange/pink bill and legs on adult. Still feeding when I left, but no
longer there after 12 noon when the kids were outside.

Rosanne Juergens
Centennial

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Date: 12/1/17 5:03 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] DFO launches a Colorado Big Year in 2018!
Dear CoBirders,

The Denver Field Ornithologists are preparing for an extra special 2018,
and you are all invited. DFO will do *a Colorado Big Year in 2018 based
solely on species found on planned DFO field trips*. Great field trips are
a hallmark of DFO, and our offerings in 2018 will be better than ever.
January field trips are now open for registration, with 16 (!) trips
offered that month. Visit here:
https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx

Why do a club Big Year? First, we are going to have a lot of fun! Second,
we will help more birders find more birds, and have opportunities to visit
new places. Third, it puts our collective knowledge to the test, as we plan
trips in advance to encounter many expected target species, and to position
ourselves well to find rarities. It will be a challenge! You can read more
about the Big Year on p. 5 of the December *Lark Bunting*:
https://dfobirds.org/LarkBunting/LB.pdf

In 2018 DFO will offer more long distance trips than usual, with some
overnight trips. We will reach out to all corners of the state, and offer a
chances to find many of the special birds of Colorado. But our success will
depend not only on planning and our great leaders, but *on all the
participants*. Each trip is a team effort! So check out the January field
trip offerings at the link above, and sign up for a trip or two, and plan
to join the fun through the year. All DFO field trips are free and open to
all (as space permits), with pre-registration required.

Hope to see you out there,

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Date: 12/1/17 11:58 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Count Date changes
All,

I've been informed Barr Lake CBC is now going to be Sunday, 31 December,
instead of Saturday, 30 December. Also, Rawhide Energy Station CBC will
now likely be Saturday, 30 December, I think.

I've sent e-mails, trying to get dates for missing CBCs, and haven't got
any information yet.

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Brandon Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 12/1/17 9:49 am
From: Dave Silverman <silvireo...>
Subject: [cobirds] Continuing W-w Scoter, Colorado City
First seen 11-21-17, the unusual long-staying White-winged Scoter is still present this morning at Lake Beckwith, Colorado City, SW Pueblo County. It's hoped that this bird is not sick or injured. It often dives staying submerged for almost a minute at times, but I've never seen it fly. Wishing good health to this cooperative Scoter, & the very remote possibility that it stays for the Lake Isabel CBC, 1-1-18.


Dave Silverman

Rye CO

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Date: 12/1/17 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 1 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: December 1, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, Jefferson, Phillips, *Weld)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Mesa, Pueblo, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, *Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (*Chaffee, *Ouray, Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (*Boulder, *Delta, El Paso, Fremont, *Moffat)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (*El Paso, Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, *Weld)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Ouray)
Great Egret (Delta, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (*Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca, *Chaffee)
Steller’s Jay (Baca, *Mesa)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Baca, Denver)
Varied Thrush (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson, *Otero, Weld)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Pueblo)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, *Otero, Pueblo, Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (*Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Adams, Baca, Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (*Otero)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds. On November 30 at First Creek at
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Eric DeFonso reported Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny Bergstrom reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.
---On November 30 near Lagerman Reservoir, Kat Bradley-Bennett reported 24
Sandhill Cranes.
---On November 30 at Hall ranch W of Lyons, Emily Hertenstein reported
Sandhill Cranes.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Buena Vista Ice Pond as viewed from road, Christian
Hagenlocher reported 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and 280 Pinyon Jays.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Henry, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.
---On November 30 at Confluence Park, Carol Ortenizo reported 5 Sandhill
Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck,
Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC
Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake, John Bruder reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 30 at
Memorial Park and Prospect Lake John Drummon reported Mew Gull.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 30 at
Whitewater Ponds, Carol Ortenzio reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north).
---On November 28 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 30 at Grand Juncion SW, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster
reported White-throated Sparrow and Steller’s Jay.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 30 in two of Craig, Jan Leonard reported 130 Sandhill Cranes.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Rocky Ford SWA, David Dowell reported pair of Wood
Ducks, Lapland Longspur, 4 Common Redpoll, and Northern Cardinal.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On November 30 at Ridgway SP, Dallas Creek Entrance, Andrea Robinsong
reported a probable YELLOW-BILLED LOON and Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills. On November 30 at Pueblo City Park, Coen
Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina
Tires, Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 30 at
Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon. On November 30 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-442-3728).
Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
Park-n-Ride lot.
We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
(rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
recommended. Bring water and snacks; we’ll find a warm place to buy
lunch. Plan to be back at the meeting place by dark. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/30/17 6:47 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Larimer County, Lory State Park, Northern pygmy owl
On top of the Howard trail in Lory, at about 3 pm today, November 30, there
was a pygmy owl flying through the trees and then he lit on top of a
ponderosa and proceeded to turn his head this way and that. We watched him
for a good long while and he never left his perch while we were there.

On November 23rd at about 8-9 am, 4 evening grosbeaks came to our water in
the backyard in northwest Fort Collins. They stayed around for about 15
minutes exploring my vegetable garden and drinking, and then they were gone.

Libby Edwards
Larimer County
Fort Collins

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Date: 11/30/17 6:10 pm
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: [cobirds] SNOW?
All,

I forgot to ask, has anyone seen the Snowy Owl in the last few days? The last reported sighting (on the RBA) is 11/25. But has anyone gone looking and come up short?

Thanks again,

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/30/17 6:08 pm
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: [cobirds] Two questions
Good evening, bird-folk,

I’m looking towards a “less-work-busy” December, and am trying to decide on CBCs. I’m also trying to nail down some “usual” suspects (i.e., birds I haven’t seen but aren’t THAT unusual in Colorado).

So, I’m hoping y’all can help.

I’ve searched the CBC sites, but can’t seem to find the individual count circle reports. All I find is the summaries, which, while interesting, record unusual species. I’d like some site that showed ALL the species for individual count circles. Does such a thing exist?

Aside from that, is there a “dependable” place to find Evening Grosbeak? I grew seeing them in Oregon, but haven’t seen one since I started keeping track (in 1984).

Thanks!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/30/17 3:47 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] November 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Area
November 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Area


Downy Woodpecker- 1 in yard area on 11-15, 11-16, 11-14, 11-7, 11-4

Hairy Woodpecker- 1 along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-26

Northern Three-toed Woodpecker- 2 on Ring the Peak Trail S of Divide on
11-11

Steller’s Jay- On 11-5 along Lovell Gulch Trail, flock joined by Pygmy
Nuthatches mobbing a Gray Fox that had curled up to keep warm inside an
old magpie nest in a Lodgepole Pine

Clark’s Nutcracker- 1 in Victor on 11-28

Ruby-crowned Kinglet- Along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-25 and
11-26.

Townsend’s Solitaire- Calling along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on
11-25 and 11-26.

Black-capped Chickadee- 1 on 11-29, 11-16, 11-5

Red-breasted Nuthatch- Parents house and along Highline Canal Trail in
Englewood 11-23 to 11-26

Pygmy Nuthatch- Small flock along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on
11-25 and 11-26

Brown Creeper- Yard area on 11-15, 1 on Ring the Peak Trail S of Divide on
11-11,

Spotted Towhee- Along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-25 and 11-26.

White-throated Sparrow- 1 in yard area on 11-5, FOS, first record in yard
area

Dark-eyed Junco- All 5 subspecies present thru the month until 11-22 when
Oregon and White-winged left the yard area. Another bonus was a
Slate-colored Variant (dark gray/black with white wing bars) seen off and
on from 11-6 to 11-15. Along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-25 and
11-26.

Pine Siskin- Yard area- 7 on 11-15, a few in late Nov.

Cassin’s Finch- Small flock present thru the month in yard area. 1 or 2
along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-24

American Goldfinch- 1 along Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 11-26.


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller Cty., 8500 feet

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Date: 11/30/17 3:41 pm
From: Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons <rfherten...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes in Boulder County
While hiking at Hall Ranch west of Lyons between 1230 and 1p today, my wife
(Emily) reported a similar number of cranes quite high in a thermal.

She also enjoyed close looks at a friendly Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Rolf Hertenstein, Lyons, CO - Boulder County

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:45:16 PM UTC-7, Kat Bradley-Bennett
wrote:
>
> While cycling on the northernmost section of the Open Sky Loop Trail north
> of Lagerman Agricultural Preserve, I heard the unmistakable call of
> Sandhill Cranes. Scanning the sky, I spotted a flock of 24 circling over a
> field in the vicinity of Lagerman Reservoir, perhaps a bit to the west. By
> the time I got to Lagerman, I could neither see nor hear the birds.
>
> This was about 1:30 PM today. I'm headed over to N63rd now to see if I can
> find the birds.
>
> Kat Bradley-Bennett
> Longmont
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Date: 11/30/17 12:45 pm
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes in Boulder County
While cycling on the northernmost section of the Open Sky Loop Trail north
of Lagerman Agricultural Preserve, I heard the unmistakable call of
Sandhill Cranes. Scanning the sky, I spotted a flock of 24 circling over a
field in the vicinity of Lagerman Reservoir, perhaps a bit to the west. By
the time I got to Lagerman, I could neither see nor hear the birds.

This was about 1:30 PM today. I'm headed over to N63rd now to see if I can
find the birds.

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont

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Date: 11/30/17 12:07 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado CBC Dates with contact information
Colorado Christmas Bird Count Dates and contact e-mails. If there is
any issues reaching any compilers let me know,

Thursday, 14 December 2017
*John Martin Reservoir – contact Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
*Sterling – contact Bill Kaempfer <kaempfer...>

Friday, 15 December 2017
*Air Force Academy – contact Melissa Whittingslow
<melissa.whittingslow...> – contact two week in advance, to get
clearance to get on Army Base
*Fairplay – contact Kristen Meyer <kristenemeyer...>
*Fountain Creek – contact Dan Maynard <dmaynar...>
*Rocky Ford – contact Stan Oswald <stanoswald...>
*Weldona-Fort Morgan – contact Bruce Bosley <bruce.bosley...>

Saturday, 16 December 2017
*Colorado Springs – contact Tyler Stuart <tylerhstuart...>
*Delta – contact Amy Seglund <amy.seglund...>
*Denver – contact Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
*Fort Collins – contact Tom Hall <redbear44...>
*Granby – contact Doreen Sumerlin <dsumerlin...>
*Longmont – contact Ron Harden <hardenrr...>
*Montrose – contact Melissa Siders <msiders...>
*Monte Vista NWR – contact Lisa Clements <lgclements...>
*Pagosa Springs – contact Keith Bruno <kbruno...>
*Pueblo Reservoir – contact Mark Yaeger <radeaux...>
*Roaring Fork River Valley – contact Tom McConnell <immac...>
*Salida – contact Andrew Mackie <andrewjmackie...>
*Steamboat Springs – contact Tom Litteral <tlitteral...>

Sunday, 17 December 2017
*Aspen – contact Rebecca Weiss <austinrebeccaweiss...>
*Boulder – contact Bill Schmoker <bill...>
*Durango – contact John Bregar <johnbregar09...>
*Evergreen-Idaho Springs – contact Chuck Aid <caid...>
*Grand Junction – contact Jackson Trapplett <jacksontrappett...>
*Gunnison – contact Arden Anderson <ardeninco...>
*Hotchkiss – contact Adam Petrie <petry.adam...>

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
*Nunn – contact Mark Lindquist <Mark.Lindquist...>
*Pueblo – contact Brandon K. Percival <flammowl17...>

Friday, 22 December 2017
*Bonny Reservoir – contact Norm Erthal <nerthal...>

Saturday, 23 December 2017
*Crook – contact Steve Larson <stevenelarson...>
*Spanish Peaks – contact Dave Silverman <silvireo...>

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
*Flagler – contact Bill Kaempfer <kaempfer...>

Saturday, 30 December 2017
*Barr Lake – contact Alie Mayes <alexandra.mayes...>
*Cortez – contact Jason St. Pierre <mrjstpierre...>
*Dotsero – contact Hannah Irwin <hannahi...>
*Douglas County – contact Nancy Crews <nbcrews46...>
*Eagle Valley - contact Hannah Irwin <hannahi...>
*Great Sand Dunes NP – contact Dewane Mosher <dewane_mosher...>
*Greeley – contact Paul Lightsey <plightse...>
*Westcliffe – contact Jane Pedersen <janelcsw...>

Sunday, 31 December 2017
*Rawhide Energy Station – contact Doug Kibbe <dpkibbe...>

Monday, 1 January 2018
*Denver (Urban) – contact Hugh Kingery <ouzels8...>
*Grand Mesa – contact Jackson Trapplett <jacksontrappett...>
*Lake Isabel – contact Dave Silverman <silvireo...>
*Loveland – contact Nick Komar <quetzal65...>

Waiting for dates for the following counts:
Black Forest
North Park
Penrose
Rocky Mountain NP (not occurring this year)
Summit County


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Date: 11/30/17 8:37 am
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Sparrow, Adams
Hi folks,

This morning I was able to re-find a Harris's Sparrow first reported by
John Breitsch out at the First Creek Denver Open Space, but on the Adams
County portion of the trail on the new extension built into the Arsenal WR.
It's about 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of Buckley Road on the new trail, hanging
out with dozens of American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, House Finches
and American Goldfinches at a bend of the creek near a low, fallen willow.


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Denver, CO

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Date: 11/30/17 6:56 am
From: Norm Erthal <normanerthal...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bonny Christmas Count
Brandon correctly posted that the Bonny Count is going Dec 22. The Audubon
site still shows it as cancelled. Please contact me directly if you are
interested.
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Date: 11/30/17 4:49 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 30, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, Jefferson, Phillips, *Weld)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Mesa, Pueblo, Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, El Paso, Fremont)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, Weld)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo, Weld)
Pacific Loon (Adams, Weld)
Great Egret (Delta, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (*Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca)
Steller’s Jay (Baca)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (Baca, Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Baca, Denver)
Varied Thrush (Weld)
Brown Thrasher (Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Weld)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson, Weld)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Pueblo)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Pueblo, *Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (Weld)
Snow Bunting (*Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Fox Sparrow (*Weld)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (Baca, Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny Bergstrom reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Henry, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck,
Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC
Park, Dale Pate and Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 28 at Memorial Park and Prospect
Lake, John Bruder reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north).
---On November 28 at Highline Lake SP, Mike Henwood reported Black Phoebe.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull. On November 29 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina
Tires, Alan Ketcham reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings. On November 29 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoir Number 3,
Sue Riffe reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 7 Lapland Lonspurs, and 2
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull.
---On November 28 at Poudre Ponds on 35th Ave in Greeley, Aaron Yappert
reported Red Fox Sparrow.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-442-3728).
Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
Park-n-Ride lot.
We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
(rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
recommended. Bring water and snacks; we’ll find a warm place to buy
lunch. Plan to be back at the meeting place by dark. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/29/17 8:48 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rough-legged Hawks, Elbert and Lincoln Counties


Barb and I were pleased to see 9 Rough-legged Hawks, all light morph, this
afternoon in Elbert and Lincoln counties.


- 3 south of Matheson on Elbert CR 149 to CR 66, spaced a couple of
miles apart.
- 2 more, a male and a female, at the top of a tree east of that
junction, 149 & 66. (Seemed unusual for a solitary hawk species in
non-breeding season.)
- 4 more along I-70 between Limon and Bovina, spaced a couple of miles
apart.

We also saw a Prairie Falcon, and two prairie Merlins, all spaced far apart.

It seems that during some winters Rough-legged Hawks are fairly common in
Colorado, other winters not so much. They eat lemmings in the Arctic, so
maybe their numbers fluctuate with the lemming population, like Snowy Owls.
I wonder if anyone keeps an annual Colorado census of this sort? I wasn’t
able to glean such data from eBird.

Horned larks were not abundant for us today, and no Lapland Longspurs
despite many patches of freshly plowed earth.

More on Rough-legged Hawks from the internet, if you’re interested:

As Swainson’s Hawks retreat to South America, Rough-legged Hawks descend
from the Arctic tundra to take their place. *Buteo lagopus. “*Lagopus” is
Greek for “feet like a hare’s”*. *Yep, they’re sort of furry, covered with
feathers, like ptarmigan, another Arctic bird. John James Audubon called it
Rough-legged Falcon. Wikipedia calls it Rough-legged Buzzard.

They breed in the Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and
Eurasia, the only buteo that has a complete circumpolar distribution. Along
with the kestrels, kites and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey
to hover regularly--we saw that activity today. There are three subspecies.

They have small talons and prey on small rodents, like lemmings and voles,
but are also known to take young snow buntings *and Lapland longspurs*.
(Yes, my excuse!) They can live 19 years in the wild.

Good winter birding!
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, Colorado


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Date: 11/29/17 6:49 pm
From: Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
Thank you, Brandon.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:28:15 PM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
>
> The Bonny Reservoir CBC will take place on Friday, 22 December, the
> new compiler is Norm Erthal. His contact info is now on the CBC
> Website.
>
>
> On 11/28/17, Rebecca L Laroche <rebecca......> <javascript:>>
> wrote:
> > Dear Brandon,
> > Thanks so much for the post. I was looking at the map and find that the
> > Bonny Count is canceled this year? And no information is yet available
> for
> > Crook. Is there another place that you are looking outside the map?
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Rebecca Laroche
> > Denver, CO
> >
>
>
> --
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> Colorado CBC Regional Editor
> Pueblo West, CO
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Date: 11/29/17 11:14 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Crow Valley situation
Hi all

I contacted our (my employer) Pawnee Ranger Station about what Dave
reported below his response:

"I have given permission for the rec. contractor to remain on site in
order to complete work scheduled. I will send Mike out to inquire about the
camo tent. We did have an illegal hunting stand placed last summer, which
was removed."

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


On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:52:56 PM UTC-7, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> I should have mentioned that the road down into the campground is closed
> for the winter up near Weld CR77. It is about a mile walk from the gate to
> where the redpolls were along Crow Creek ne of the Group Area. Not sure
> what to make of a couple vehicles and a trailer down in the campground. I
> think the big RV is that of the hosts which is winterized and apparently
> will be there until next spring. Near the Picnic Shelter was a trailer and
> a pick-up truck. This may be a contractor working to cut dead trees in the
> campground to whom the USFS gave a key. Not sure. I saw a motion
> detection camera set up in a small honeylocust in the southwest corner,
> apparently by a hunter, and there is a camo tent along the creek way out
> north, that appears to be that of a hunter or "resident". All this is FYI
> if you plan to go out there in search of redpolls.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

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Date: 11/29/17 8:46 am
From: 'William Eden' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Digest for - 7 updates in 6 topics
Hi Holly,
Did you find the gorilla pics? Do you have a favorite?
Bill

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> On Nov 29, 2017, at 1:24 AM, <cobirds...> wrote:
>
>
> <cobirds...> Google Groups
> Topic digest
> View all topics
> Crow Valley situation - 1 Update
> Crow Valley CG (Weld) and Jackson SP (Morgan) on 28Nov - 1 Update
> Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO - 2 Updates
> "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk, Cherry Creek Res, (Arapahoe Co) - 1 Update
> Yard High Counts (scrub jays & towhees) - Arapahoe - 1 Update
> Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 November 2017 - 1 Update
> Crow Valley situation
> DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>: Nov 29 02:52AM
>
> I should have mentioned that the road down into the campground is closed for the winter up near Weld CR77. It is about a mile walk from the gate to where the redpolls were along Crow Creek ne of the Group Area. Not sure what to make of a couple vehicles and a trailer down in the campground. I think the big RV is that of the hosts which is winterized and apparently will be there until next spring. Near the Picnic Shelter was a trailer and a pick-up truck. This may be a contractor working to cut dead trees in the campground to whom the USFS gave a key. Not sure. I saw a motion detection camera set up in a small honeylocust in the southwest corner, apparently by a hunter, and there is a camo tent along the creek way out north, that appears to be that of a hunter or "resident". All this is FYI if you plan to go out there in search of redpolls.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
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> Crow Valley CG (Weld) and Jackson SP (Morgan) on 28Nov
> DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>: Nov 29 02:44AM
>
> Highlights from Crow Valley Campground near Briggsdale (Weld)
>
> COMMON REDPOLL (35) - first one seen in cottonwoods near the main Picnic Shelter, big flock was in the northeast part of the entire area, ne of the Group Area, out the northeasteern gate e of primitive camping spots ("Mourning Dove Trail") along the fenceline leading to the Work Center. Photos below are two different individuals taken along Crow Creek way out northeast.
>
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> [cid:13ac7e25-3fbe-4503-b19d-fd3d60d320a2] [cid:84e77bf8-ddcb-4f71-9ac5-c21942a3acf4]
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>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet (1f) - southwest corner
>
> Townsend's Solitaire (11)
>
> Lapland Longspur (few flyovers heard giving both "teeuw" and rattle)
>
>
> The redpolls seemed very nervous, never spent much time in any one tree or place, sort of zoomed all over the place along the creek.
>
>
> Highlights of Jackson Lake State Park (Morgan)
>
> Snow Goose (45) - flock flying over high, might have been a few Ross's but up too high to tell for sure by the time I detected them
>
> Bald Eagle (11)
>
> White Pelican (4)
>
> Western Grebe (2)
>
> California Gull (estimate 5)
>
> Herring Gull (at least 20)
>
> Ring-billed Gull (very few)
>
> Merlin (1)
>
> Watching a gathering of local law enforcement do defensive/offensive driving training on a closed off section of road along west side, complete with extreme braking/screeching of tires
>
>
> Jackson was like glass, VERY few birds on it. Most of the gulls (only 20) were on the northwesternmost boat launch jetty which I could not get to because of the closed road. Nothing of interest that I could find in the Russian-olive thickets between the Visitor Center and the res (that is, NO yellow-rumps, hermit thrushes, varied thrushes, long-eared owls, northern cardinals, spotted towhees or Harris's/white-throated sparrows). I might have heard a ruby-crowned kinglet but could not confirm.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
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> Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
> Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>: Nov 28 08:03AM -0800
>
> Dear Brandon,
> Thanks so much for the post. I was looking at the map and find that the
> Bonny Count is canceled this year? And no information is yet available for
> Crook. Is there another place that you are looking outside the map?
> Thanks for your help,
> Rebecca Laroche
> Denver, CO
>
> On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:08:54 AM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
> Brandon <flammowl17...>: Nov 28 06:28PM -0700
>
> The Bonny Reservoir CBC will take place on Friday, 22 December, the
> new compiler is Norm Erthal. His contact info is now on the CBC
> Website.
>
>
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Colorado CBC Regional Editor
> Pueblo West, CO
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> "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk, Cherry Creek Res, (Arapahoe Co)
> ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...>: Nov 28 02:47PM -0700
>
> Hi all
>
> On the westside of the reservoir, near the rowing shack, an, all black buteo, (not showing any brown tones to the body) was flying back and forth close to the water. When the hawk banked the upper tail was clearly white, washed with some black smudging along the outer upper tail. Also in flight the white under wing feathers, dramatically contrasted with the rest of the black body. In short I was fortunate to have experience a field guide view of a "Harlan’s” Hawk, now a distinctive race to the Red-tailed Hawk.
>
> The Harlan’s Hawk was discovered by Audubon near St. Francisville, Louisiana sometime close to 1831. He thought the hawk was a new species and initially named it the "Black Warrior” in honor of his friend Richard Harlan. Audubon was very excited about his new find and in his letter to Harlan he described the hawk’s distinctive features, but finished the letter with "I’ll skin it soon.” !!
>
> Richard Harlan was a close friend to Audubon. He helped finance several of Audubon’s expeditions as well as purchasing the excess specimens from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science from John Kirk Townsend’s western expedition. Many of those purchased specimens turned out to be new species, which Audubon then used as models for his magnificent Birds of America.
>
> Bob Righter
> Denver CO
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> Yard High Counts (scrub jays & towhees) - Arapahoe
> Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>: Nov 28 06:53AM -0800
>
> Yesterday morning (11/27), I was joined by a dozen magpies, four Spotted Towhees, three flickers, and three scrub jays in my west Centennial yard (Arapahoe). The scrub jay number was a high count for me in the county.
>
> This morning, the towhees outdid themselves. Five foraged for millet near my feeders. I've had this many in my yard before, but not in a while. I counted two males, two females, and one too deep in the brush to figure. About a dozen magpies, too, which perched in my neighbors' trees, ominously watching over my empty platform feeder. I dropped a handful of peanuts in there for them, and they had the feeder empty again within a minute or two.
>
> - Jared Del Rosso
> Centennial, CO
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> Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 November 2017
> Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>: Nov 28 04:14AM -0700
>
> Compiler: Joyce Takamine
> e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
> Date: November 28, 2017
>
> This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, November 28 sponsored by Denver
> Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
>
> Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
> NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
> has changed.
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, Phillips)
> BRANT (*Douglas)
> Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
> Mute Swan (Larimer)
> Tundra Swan (Adams, *Park, Weld)
> Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
> Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Park, Routt)
> White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Routt)
> Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
> Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, *Mesa, Park)
> Barrow’s Goldeneye (Park ,Pueblo, Routt)
> Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
> Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
> Sandhill Crane (Delta, El Paso)
> Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
> Sanderling (Pueblo)
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
> Mew Gull (Pueblo)
> Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo)
> GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
> Glaucous Gull (Bent)
> Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
> Pacific Loon (Park, Weld)
> Great Egret (*Delta, Jefferson)
> Osprey (Adams)
> Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
> SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
> Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
> Black Phoebe (Mesa)
> Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
> Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe, *Baca)
> Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
> Common Raven (Kiowa)
> Mountain Chickadee (*Baca)
> Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
> Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa, Montrose)
> Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Denver)
> Bohemian Waxwing (Larimer)
> American Pipit (Pueblo)
> Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
> Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson)
> Cassin’s Finch (Otero)
> Red Crossbill (Larimer, Otero, *Pueblo, Weld)
> Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Park, Pueblo)
> Snow Bunting (Park)
> Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
> Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
> Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
> White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
> Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
> Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
> Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
> Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield, Weld)
> Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
> Western Tanager (*Mesa)
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
> ---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
> reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
> Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
> November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
> reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
> Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
> Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
> at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
> Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, Michael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and
> Richard Reck; John Cobb and Micahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs;
> Michael Lamson reported Osprey.
> ---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
> Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
> ---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
> Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
> ---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
> reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
>
> ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
> ---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
> Steller’s Jay.
> ---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
> Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scoter.
> ---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
> Sparrow.
>
> BACA COUNTY:
> ---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
> Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
>
> BENT COUNTY:
> ---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
> Glaucous Gull.
> ---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
> Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.
>
> BOULDER COUNTY:
> ---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
> David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
> Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
> Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
> reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
> reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
> Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
> reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
> Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes,
> Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
> ---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
> Redpoll.
> ---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
> Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
> Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
> Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.
>
> BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
> ---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
> Yellowthroat.
> ---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
> Yellowthroat.
>
> CROWLEY COUNTY:
> ---On November 26 at Lake Nery, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
> Long-tailed Duck.
>
> DELTA COUNTY:
> ---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
> Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
> November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
> of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
> Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
> Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
> reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
> Rick Harner reported Great Egret.
>
> DENVER COUNTY:
> ---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
> Eastern Bluebird.
>
> DOUGLAS COUNTY:
> ---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
> November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
> On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
> reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
> Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
> reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
> Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT.
> ---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
> Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.
>
> EL PASO COUNTY:
> ---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
> Cranes.
> ---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
> Greater White-fronted Goose.
> ---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
> ---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
> Chihuahuan Ravens.
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY:
> ---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
> White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
> Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
> ---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
> reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
> Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
> Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
> and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
> reported Great Egret.
> ---On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass reported Surf
> Scoter.
> ---On November 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
> and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
> Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
> Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
> and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
> ---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
> Johnson reported Osprey.
> ---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
> Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
> ---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
> reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.
>
> KIOWA COUNTY:
> ---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
> reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
> ---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
> 22 Bohemian Waxwings.
> ---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
> GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
> ---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
> White-fronted Goose.
> ---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
> reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
> ---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
> Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
> ---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
> Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
> 26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
> reported Black-and-White Warbler.
> ---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
> Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.
>
> LINCOLN COUNTY:
> ---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
> Longspurs.
>
> MESA COUNTY:
> ---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
> reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
> Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
> ---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
> reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
> Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
> ---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
> reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
> Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
> at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
> Duck.
>
> MOFFAT COUNTY:
> ---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
> Greater Yellowlegs.
>
> MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
> ---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.
>
> MONTROSE COUNTY:
> ---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
> reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
>
> MORGAN COUNTY:
> ---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
> birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
> Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
> ---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
> Evening Grosbeak.
>
> OTERO COUNTY:
> ---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
> (1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.
>
> PARK COUNTY:
> ---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
> Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
> Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
> Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
> Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
> Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
> Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
> November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
> Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
> ---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
> Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
> Tundra Swans. On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong
> reported 25 tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero
> Reervoir, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.
>
> PHILLIPS COUNTY:
> ---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
> White-fronted Geese.
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
> ---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
> Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
> Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
> Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
> November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
> Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills.
> ---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
> reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
> November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
> Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
> Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
> and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
> Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
> Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
> Black-backed Gull.
> ---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
> at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
> that the White-winged Scoter continues.
> ---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
> Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
> Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
> Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
> Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
> Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.
>
>
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>
> ROUTT COUNTY:
> ---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
> Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
> Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
> Scoter.
>
> SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
> ---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
> White-throated Sparrow.
>
> WELD COUNTY:
> ---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
> Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
> Red Crossbills.
> ---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
> and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
> reported Pacific Loon. On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and
> Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir,
> Matthew Wistrand reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir,
> Mark Amershek reported Pacific Loon.
> ---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
> Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
> Scaup.
>
> DFO Field Trip:
> The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
> Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
> 303-442-3728).
> Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
> Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
> toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
> Park-n-Ride lot.
> We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
> water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
> (rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
> scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
> weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
> recommended. Bring water and snacks;
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Date: 11/29/17 4:59 am
From: 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: 2 Snow Geese at Clement Park, JeffCo


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I saw two together on Sunday the 26th, and one further east on the soccer
field! Probably the ones you saw :)
Rosanne Juergens
Centennial

On Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1:42:00 PM UTC-7, David Suddjian wrote:
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> I toured slowly past the grazing geese flocks at Clement Park this morning
> and noted 2 juv. *Snow Geese*.
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
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Date: 11/29/17 3:03 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 December 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 29, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, Jefferson, Phillips, *Weld)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (*Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Mesa, Pueblo, *Routt)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, *Mesa)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Pueblo, Routt)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, El Paso, *Fremont)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo, *Weld)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo, *Weld)
Pacific Loon (*Adams, Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (*Baca)
Steller’s Jay (*Baca)
Chichuahuan Raven (*El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (*Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (*Baca, *Las Animas)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, *Baca, Denver)
Varied Thrush (*Weld)
Brown Thrasher (*Baca)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Weld)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson, *Weld)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Pueblo)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Pueblo, *Weld)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Weld)
McCown’s Longspur (*Weld)
Snow Bunting (*Weld)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Baca, Jefferson, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Baca, Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Western Tanager (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
---On November 28 at South Platte River at 89th Aved pond. Chuck Aid
reported Pacific Loon.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Approach, Kathy Mihm
Dunning reported Steller’s Jay and 3 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 28 at CR C between OK state line and CR 8, Kathy Mihm Dunnng
reported 120 Pinyon Jays.
---On November 28 at Two Buttes SWA below Dam, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported
Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Harris’s Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny Bergstrom reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Henry, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT. On November 28 at Bar CCC Park, Meg Reck,
Tim Ryan, and Diane Roberts reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens. On November 28 at Midway Landfill, Chris Brobin
reported Chihuahuan Raven.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported 12
Sandhill Cranes.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On November 28 at Cottonwood Canyon, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Winter
Wren.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck. On November 28 at Whitewater ponds, Kathleen McGinley, Ronda
Woodward, Deb Stegall reported Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 28 at Colorado River SP Fuita Section, Mike Henwood reported
White-winged Scoter on Bookcliff Pond (smaller pond to north).

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong reported 25
tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero Reervoir,
Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter. On November 28 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Nic Korte reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter and 18 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir, Matthew Wistrand
reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir, Mark Amershek
reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.
---On November 28 at 35th Ave Ponds in Greeley , Shawn Mason reported m
Varied Thrush.
---On November 28 at Crow Valley CG, Dave Leatherman reported 36 Common
Redpoll. Dave reported that the redpoll are very nervous. The road into
the campground is closed so you will have to walk in.
---On November 28 at Pawnee National Grassland on CR 124 from CR 105 – CR
111, Steve Mlodinow reported Lapland Longspur and 5 Gray-crowned Rosy-
Finches.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG on CR 111 between CR124 – CR 136, Steve
Mlodinow reported 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, 350 Lapland Longspur, 2
Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Common Redpoll.
---On November 28 at Pawnee NG Adams and Bunker Reservoirs, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, 8 Lapland Longspur, and 3 Snow
Buntings.
---On November 28 at Black Hollow Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gulls, Iceland (Kumlieni) Gull, Greater Black-backed
Gull.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-442-3728).
Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
Park-n-Ride lot.
We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
(rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
recommended. Bring water and snacks; we’ll find a warm place to buy
lunch. Plan to be back at the meeting place by dark. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/28/17 6:52 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Crow Valley situation
I should have mentioned that the road down into the campground is closed for the winter up near Weld CR77. It is about a mile walk from the gate to where the redpolls were along Crow Creek ne of the Group Area. Not sure what to make of a couple vehicles and a trailer down in the campground. I think the big RV is that of the hosts which is winterized and apparently will be there until next spring. Near the Picnic Shelter was a trailer and a pick-up truck. This may be a contractor working to cut dead trees in the campground to whom the USFS gave a key. Not sure. I saw a motion detection camera set up in a small honeylocust in the southwest corner, apparently by a hunter, and there is a camo tent along the creek way out north, that appears to be that of a hunter or "resident". All this is FYI if you plan to go out there in search of redpolls.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Date: 11/28/17 6:45 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Crow Valley CG (Weld) and Jackson SP (Morgan) on 28Nov
Highlights from Crow Valley Campground near Briggsdale (Weld)

COMMON REDPOLL (35) - first one seen in cottonwoods near the main Picnic Shelter, big flock was in the northeast part of the entire area, ne of the Group Area, out the northeasteern gate e of primitive camping spots ("Mourning Dove Trail") along the fenceline leading to the Work Center. Photos below are two different individuals taken along Crow Creek way out northeast.


[cid:13ac7e25-3fbe-4503-b19d-fd3d60d320a2] [cid:84e77bf8-ddcb-4f71-9ac5-c21942a3acf4]


Golden-crowned Kinglet (1f) - southwest corner

Townsend's Solitaire (11)

Lapland Longspur (few flyovers heard giving both "teeuw" and rattle)


The redpolls seemed very nervous, never spent much time in any one tree or place, sort of zoomed all over the place along the creek.


Highlights of Jackson Lake State Park (Morgan)

Snow Goose (45) - flock flying over high, might have been a few Ross's but up too high to tell for sure by the time I detected them

Bald Eagle (11)

White Pelican (4)

Western Grebe (2)

California Gull (estimate 5)

Herring Gull (at least 20)

Ring-billed Gull (very few)

Merlin (1)

Watching a gathering of local law enforcement do defensive/offensive driving training on a closed off section of road along west side, complete with extreme braking/screeching of tires


Jackson was like glass, VERY few birds on it. Most of the gulls (only 20) were on the northwesternmost boat launch jetty which I could not get to because of the closed road. Nothing of interest that I could find in the Russian-olive thickets between the Visitor Center and the res (that is, NO yellow-rumps, hermit thrushes, varied thrushes, long-eared owls, northern cardinals, spotted towhees or Harris's/white-throated sparrows). I might have heard a ruby-crowned kinglet but could not confirm.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins


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Date: 11/28/17 5:28 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
The Bonny Reservoir CBC will take place on Friday, 22 December, the
new compiler is Norm Erthal. His contact info is now on the CBC
Website.


On 11/28/17, Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...> wrote:
> Dear Brandon,
> Thanks so much for the post. I was looking at the map and find that the
> Bonny Count is canceled this year? And no information is yet available for
> Crook. Is there another place that you are looking outside the map?
> Thanks for your help,
> Rebecca Laroche
> Denver, CO
>


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Date: 11/28/17 3:59 pm
From: Rebecca L Laroche <rebeccallaroche...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
Dear Brandon,
Thanks so much for the post. I was looking at the map and find that the
Bonny Count is canceled this year? And no information is yet available for
Crook. Is there another place that you are looking outside the map?
Thanks for your help,
Rebecca Laroche
Denver, CO

On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:08:54 AM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
>
> Happy Thanksgiving to all the COBIRDS community, thanks for posting
> and sharing your birding adventures around Colorado!
>
> Christmas Bird Counts begin three weeks from today (14 December)!
>
> To view the circles and find out about each CBC, click on
> http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count
>
> Make sure to contact the compiler, as soon as possible, so they know
> you are planning to help out.
>
> Summaries from last year's Christmas Bird Counts, can now be seen at
> http://www.audubon.org/summary-117th-christmas-bird-count-2016-2017
>
> The Colorado Christmas Bird Count Summary for last year can be seen
> at: http://www.audubon.org/news/the-117th-cbc-colorado
>
> The summary doesn't include information from the Nunn CBC, since the
> data wasn't entered by the deadline.
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Updated Christmas Bird Count list for this winter:
>
> Thursday, 14 December 2017
> John Martin Reservoir
> Sterling
>
> Friday, 15 December 2017
> Air Force Academy
> Fairplay
> Fountain Creek
> Rocky Ford
> Weldona-Fort Morgan
>
> Saturday, 16 December 2017
> Colorado Springs
> Delta
> Denver
> Fort Collins
> Granby
> Longmont
> Montrose
> Monte Vista NWR
> Pagosa Springs
> Pueblo Reservoir
> Roaring Fork River Valley
> Salida
> Steamboat Springs
>
> Sunday, 17 December 2017
> Aspen
> Boulder
> Durango
> Evergreen-Idaho Springs
> Grand Junction
> Gunnison
> Hotchkiss
>
> Wednesday, 20 December 2017
> Nunn
> Pueblo
>
> Friday, 22 December 2017
> Bonny Reservoir
>
> Saturday, 23 December 2017
> Crook
> Spanish Peaks
>
> Tuesday, 26 December 2017
> Flagler
>
> Saturday, 30 December 2017
> Barr Lake
> Cortez
> Dotsero
> Douglas County
> Eagle Valley
> Grand Sand Dunes NP
> Westcliffe
>
> Monday, 1 January 2018
> Denver (Urban)
> Grand Mesa
> Lake Isabel
> Loveland
>
> Waiting for dates for the following counts:
> Black Forest
> Greeley
> North Park
> Penrose
> Rawhide Energy Station
> Rocky Mountain NP (not occurring this year)
> Summit County
>
> --
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> Pueblo West, CO
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Date: 11/28/17 1:47 pm
From: ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk, Cherry Creek Res, (Arapahoe Co)
Hi all

On the westside of the reservoir, near the rowing shack, an, all black buteo, (not showing any brown tones to the body) was flying back and forth close to the water. When the hawk banked the upper tail was clearly white, washed with some black smudging along the outer upper tail. Also in flight the white under wing feathers, dramatically contrasted with the rest of the black body. In short I was fortunate to have experience a field guide view of a "Harlan’s” Hawk, now a distinctive race to the Red-tailed Hawk.

The Harlan’s Hawk was discovered by Audubon near St. Francisville, Louisiana sometime close to 1831. He thought the hawk was a new species and initially named it the "Black Warrior” in honor of his friend Richard Harlan. Audubon was very excited about his new find and in his letter to Harlan he described the hawk’s distinctive features, but finished the letter with "I’ll skin it soon.” !!

Richard Harlan was a close friend to Audubon. He helped finance several of Audubon’s expeditions as well as purchasing the excess specimens from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science from John Kirk Townsend’s western expedition. Many of those purchased specimens turned out to be new species, which Audubon then used as models for his magnificent Birds of America.

Bob Righter
Denver CO


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Date: 11/28/17 6:53 am
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yard High Counts (scrub jays & towhees) - Arapahoe
Yesterday morning (11/27), I was joined by a dozen magpies, four Spotted Towhees, three flickers, and three scrub jays in my west Centennial yard (Arapahoe). The scrub jay number was a high count for me in the county.

This morning, the towhees outdid themselves. Five foraged for millet near my feeders. I've had this many in my yard before, but not in a while. I counted two males, two females, and one too deep in the brush to figure. About a dozen magpies, too, which perched in my neighbors' trees, ominously watching over my empty platform feeder. I dropped a handful of peanuts in there for them, and they had the feeder empty again within a minute or two.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 11/28/17 3:14 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 28, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, November 28 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, Phillips)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Adams, *Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Park, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Routt)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, *Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Park ,Pueblo, Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso, Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, El Paso)
Black-bellied Plover (Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Moffat)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Park, Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Jefferson)
Osprey (Adams)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe, *Baca)
Chichuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Common Raven (Kiowa)
Mountain Chickadee (*Baca)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa, Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Denver)
Bohemian Waxwing (Larimer)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (Morgan)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Finch (Otero)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Otero, *Pueblo, Weld)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Kiowa, Larimer, Lincoln, Park, Pueblo)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield, Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Western Tanager (*Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, Michael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and
Richard Reck; John Cobb and Micahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs;
Michael Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scoter.
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BACA COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Cottonwood Canyon Southern Loop, Jill Smith reported
Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadees.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes,
Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Nery, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On November 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes. On November 27 at G50 Road,
Rick Harner reported Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT. On November 27 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Anna Troth, and
Greeg Goodrich reported BRANT.
---On November 27 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Kathryn
Schuter and Norm Lewis reported Spotted Sandpiper.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup. On November 27 at Belmar Park,
Frank Farrell reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass reported Surf
Scoter.
---On November 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 27
at Whitewater ponds, Mike Henwood and Betty Fenton reported Long-tailed
Duck.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans. On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong
reported 25 tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes. On November 27 at Antero
Reervoir, Alan and MaryLynne Ketcham reported 21 Tundra Swans.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow. On
November 27 at Pueblo City Park, Monday Birders reported Yellow-throated
Warbler and 4 Red Crossbills.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull. On November 27 at Pueblo
Reservoir south shore marina tires, Monday Birders reported Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler. On November 27 on Arkansas River Trail east of
Pueblo Blvd, Monday Birders reported Carolina Wren.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbills.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and
Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir,
Matthew Wistrand reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir,
Mark Amershek reported Pacific Loon.
---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-442-3728).
Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
Park-n-Ride lot.
We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
(rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
recommended. Bring water and snacks; we’ll find a warm place to buy
lunch. Plan to be back at the meeting place by dark. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/27/17 10:10 pm
From: 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Rough-legged hawk, Larimer Co.
Well it looks like the invasion of northern birds continues.  Yesterday afternoon about 4:30 pm I had a rough-legged hawk fly low over my yard in the foothills west of Fort Collins, just south of horsetooth mountain park.  This is a rare sighting here, being the first for my yard list in 15 yrs of living here!
I hope some more of these great birds show up in time for the CBC.
Cheers,
Arvind Panjabi5500’ in foothill shrublands and grasslandsOn the north slope of Milner Mtn.~3 mi west of Fort Collins 

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Date: 11/27/17 6:17 pm
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder Christmas Bird Count Sunday, 12/17: Calling All Leaders and Participants!
If you can lead a group or want to participate, please contact Bill
Schmoker asap.

Everyone is welcome, of all skill levels. If you can point to a bird,
you're in!

Pam


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From: Bill Schmoker <bill.schmoker...>
Date: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Boulder CBC Sunday, 17 December: Calling All Leaders!


This is my annual mass emailing seeking help with territory leaders on
the Boulder Christmas Bird Count.

We will run on Sunday, 17 December (by tradition, the Boulder CBC is
held on the first Sunday on or after 14 Dec.)

I have already heard from several of you and if so will be following
up with you shortly, but here I've just copied the emails of former &
potential leaders so cast the net as wide as possible.

For now, if I haven't heard from you yet this year and you'd like to
lead a territory can you please let me know ASAP?

Thanks as always, hope to see you all on the Boulder CBC again this year!!

Best- Bill


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Date: 11/27/17 5:27 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Updated Christmas Bird Count list:
A few updates since the last update. Check the Christmas Bird Count
Website for how to contact compiler of the count(s) you want to go on. If
you have problems finding the compiler of the count(s) you want to go on,
let me know, and I'll give the information.

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*Thursday, 14 December 2017*
Bonny Reservoir (note new date)
John Martin Reservoir
Sterling

*Friday, 15 December 2017*
Air Force Academy
Fairplay
Fountain Creek
Rocky Ford
Weldona-Fort Morgan

*Saturday, 16 December 2017*
Colorado Springs
Delta
Denver
Fort Collins
Granby
Longmont
Montrose
Monte Vista NWR
Pagosa Springs
Pueblo Reservoir
Roaring Fork River Valley
Salida
Steamboat Springs

*Sunday, 17 December 2017*
Aspen
Boulder
Durango
Evergreen-Idaho Springs
Grand Junction
Gunnison
Hotchkiss

*Wednesday, 20 December 2017*
Nunn
Pueblo

*Saturday, 23 December 2017*
Crook
Spanish Peaks

*Tuesday, 26 December 2017*
Flagler

*Saturday, 30 December 2017*
Barr Lake
Cortez
Dotsero
Douglas County
Eagle Valley
Grand Sand Dunes NP
Greeley
Westcliffe

*Sunday, 31 December 2017*
Rawhide Energy Station
Monday, 1 January 2018
Denver (Urban)
Grand Mesa
Lake Isabel
Loveland

*Waiting for dates for the following counts:*
Black Forest
North Park
Penrose
Rocky Mountain NP (not occurring this year)
Summit County

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Brandon Percival
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/27/17 2:48 pm
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Boulder County Audubon birding camp scholarships
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Date: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:33 PM
Subject: [NATURE-NET] Boulder County Audubon birding camp scholarships
To: Naturenet <nature-net...>




Once again, Boulder County Audubon is offering two scholarships for
students 15-17 to the June 17-22 Hog Island, Maine, National Audubon
Society birding camp and one scholarship for a 13-18-year-old student to
the American Birding Association Rocky Mountain National Park camp, 3-9
July. Deadline for applying for the Hog Island scholarship is December 31.
For more information, visit:



http://www.boulderaudubon.org/hog-island-teen-birding-camp-scholarships/



And please feel free to post this message on other sites throughout
Colorado.



Our teen naturalist program continues to meet once a month to do wildlife
surveys, wildlife photography, bio blitzes, and other naturalist
activities. So far nine of our teen naturalists have attended the Hog
Island camps, and at least three graduates of the program are currently
employed as wildlife technicians, doing breeding bird and other surveys for
universities or agencies. For more information about our teen naturalist
program, please visit:

http://www.boulderaudubon.org/education/teen-naturalists/



Steve



Stephen Jones, Boulder County Audubon Society

303-494-2468 <(303)%20494-2468>; <curlewsj...>





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Date: 11/27/17 12:42 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2 Snow Geese at Clement Park, JeffCo
I toured slowly past the grazing geese flocks at Clement Park this morning
and noted 2 juv. *Snow Geese*.

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Date: 11/27/17 9:25 am
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] CBC and eBird counting tip
Hello birders,

Here's a tip from Pete Dunne in the current issue of *BirdWatching Magazine*.
When trying to count a large flock of birds, it helps to count them in
blocks of 100. What does 100 look like? Count out 100 beans (per my photos
below) and try to remember what 100 looks like. You'll be ready.

Good birding & counting,
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Littleton, Colorado

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Date: 11/27/17 8:15 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
Hi Brandon

Just got an email from Greeley CBC--it is Sat. Dec 30 contact is Paul
Lightsey plightse AT info2000 DOT net.

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


On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:08:54 AM UTC-7, Brandon wrote:
>
> Happy Thanksgiving to all the COBIRDS community, thanks for posting
> and sharing your birding adventures around Colorado!
>
> Christmas Bird Counts begin three weeks from today (14 December)!
>
> To view the circles and find out about each CBC, click on
> http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count
>
> Make sure to contact the compiler, as soon as possible, so they know
> you are planning to help out.
>
> Summaries from last year's Christmas Bird Counts, can now be seen at
> http://www.audubon.org/summary-117th-christmas-bird-count-2016-2017
>
> The Colorado Christmas Bird Count Summary for last year can be seen
> at: http://www.audubon.org/news/the-117th-cbc-colorado
>
> The summary doesn't include information from the Nunn CBC, since the
> data wasn't entered by the deadline.
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Updated Christmas Bird Count list for this winter:
>
> Thursday, 14 December 2017
> John Martin Reservoir
> Sterling
>
> Friday, 15 December 2017
> Air Force Academy
> Fairplay
> Fountain Creek
> Rocky Ford
> Weldona-Fort Morgan
>
> Saturday, 16 December 2017
> Colorado Springs
> Delta
> Denver
> Fort Collins
> Granby
> Longmont
> Montrose
> Monte Vista NWR
> Pagosa Springs
> Pueblo Reservoir
> Roaring Fork River Valley
> Salida
> Steamboat Springs
>
> Sunday, 17 December 2017
> Aspen
> Boulder
> Durango
> Evergreen-Idaho Springs
> Grand Junction
> Gunnison
> Hotchkiss
>
> Wednesday, 20 December 2017
> Nunn
> Pueblo
>
> Friday, 22 December 2017
> Bonny Reservoir
>
> Saturday, 23 December 2017
> Crook
> Spanish Peaks
>
> Tuesday, 26 December 2017
> Flagler
>
> Saturday, 30 December 2017
> Barr Lake
> Cortez
> Dotsero
> Douglas County
> Eagle Valley
> Grand Sand Dunes NP
> Westcliffe
>
> Monday, 1 January 2018
> Denver (Urban)
> Grand Mesa
> Lake Isabel
> Loveland
>
> Waiting for dates for the following counts:
> Black Forest
> Greeley
> North Park
> Penrose
> Rawhide Energy Station
> Rocky Mountain NP (not occurring this year)
> Summit County
>
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Date: 11/27/17 8:09 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lapland Longspur [Weld]
Hi all

While strolling along Weld CR 33 between 98 and 100 (large prairie dog
colony both sides) we had 15-20 Lapland Longspur flying around. We hear
some of these birds flying overhead in our yard, too, like yesterday
putting up our Christmas lights.

- Mute Swan - 2 (F St in gravel pond on north .25m west of 35th
Street--usually 1-2 semi-trucks parked along road on south)
- Newell Lake [Larimer] - 5 goose species (2 Greater White-fronted
Goose, 68 Snow/Ross's Goose)
- 35th Ave Gravel Pond-West [Weld] - 5 goose species (1 Greater
White-fronted Goose, 120+ Snow/Ross's Goose)

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

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Date: 11/27/17 3:24 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 27, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, Phillips)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Weld)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Park, Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Routt)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (*Crowley, *Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Park,Pueblo, Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (Park, Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso, mMontezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, El Paso)
Black-bellied Plover (*Bent)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (Pueblo)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, *Moffat)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (Delta, *Jefferson)
Osprey (Adams)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Chichuahuan Raven (*El Paso)
Common Raven (*Kiowa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Adams, Mesa, Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Denver)
Bohemian Waxwing (Larimer)
American Pipit (Pueblo)
Evening Grosbeak (*Morgan)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Finch (Otero)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Otero, Weld)
Lapland Longspur (*Bent, *Kiowa, *Larimer, Lincoln, Park, Pueblo)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Chipping Sparrow (Pueblo)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (*Arapahoe)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero, *San Miguel)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield, Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Western Tanager (*Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, Michael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and
Richard Reck; John Cobb and Micahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs;
Michael Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scoter.
---On November 26 at Ketring Park and Lake, Jared Del Rosso reported Swamp
Sparrow.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.
---On November 26 at Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake), Cheryl Teuton and
Dan Brooke reported Black-bellied Plover and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 26 at Twin Lakes,
Leslie S reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows. On November 26 at Walden
Ponds, Candice Johnson reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On November 26 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofedtz reported Common
Yellowthroat.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Lake Nery, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke reported
Long-tailed Duck.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On Novmeber 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT. On November 26 at Bar CCC Park, Kevin Ash
reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Spring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 26 on Hanover Road, Tim Leppek reported Greater Roadrunner.
---On November 26 at Midway Landfill, Art Hudak and Mark Chavez reported 5
Chihuahuan Ravens.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted
Goose. On November 26 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Betty Glass
and Bruce Snyder reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Brue Snyder
reported Great Egret.
---On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass reported Surf
Scoter.
---On November 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

KIOWA COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Cheryl Teuton and Dan Brooke
reported 2 Common Raven and 34 Lapland Longspurs.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot. On November
26 at Envorinmental Learning Center, Nick Komar and many other birders
reported Black-and-White Warbler.
---On November 26 at Rawhide Energy Station/Hamilton Reservoir, Josh
Burening, Nick Komar, and Austin Hess reported Lapland Longspurs.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck. On November 26 at Whitewater Ponds, Denise and
Mark Vollmar and Ronda Woodward reported Long-tailed Duck.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 26 at Moffat County Rd Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 3
Greater Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.
---On November 26 at CR 144 Bridge over Bijou Creek, Myron Gerhard reported
Evening Grosbeak.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans. On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong
reported 25 tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs. On November 26 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon
Percival reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler.










ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 26 on Cuntry Club Drive in Telluride, Eric Hynes reported
White-throated Sparrow.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbills.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and
Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir,
Matthew Wistrand reported Pacific Loon. On November 26 at Union Reservoir,
Mark Amershek reported Pacific Loon.
---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, December 1 will be Annual Barrow’s Goldeneye
Count to Silverthorne led by Paul Slingsby (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-442-3728).
Meet at 00720 at the RTD Park-n-Ride located at Union Blvd and W 2nd
Place. From US 6 go south to the second stoplight. Turn left and proceed
toward the end of W 2nd Place. Look for the group at the SE corner of
Park-n-Ride lot.
We will count Barrow’s Goldeneyes and other birds at the Silverthorne
water treatment plant and then drive to Holt Sulphur Springs
(rosy-finches), Lake Granby, Shaow Mountain Lake, and Grand Lake. Spotting
scopes, Binoculars, and 2-way radios will be useful. Dress for cold, windy
weather. Insulated, wind-proof leg coverings and warm boots are
recommended. Bring water and snacks; we’ll find a warm place to buy
lunch. Plan to be back at the meeting place by dark. Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 2 will by South Platte River
trail at E 88th Ave and I-76 led by John Breitsch (jbreitsch At
Hotmail.com; 303-588-0552)
The trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 3 will be to Denver City Park led
by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell))
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter
park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turn left onto 22nd Ave past Museum of
Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go
past museum park until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at “to
Pavilion bandstand” sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce
trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally of left beneath spruces.
Dress for weather and bring water and snacks. Scopes welcome if
waterfowl congregate in middle of Ferril Lake or behind Duck Lake island.
Expect to walk up to 3 miles on level asphalt, concrete and cinder paths,
and across lawns through park groves. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/26/17 8:23 pm
From: NICHOLAS KOMAR <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gulls near Wellington (Larimer County) - possible Slaty-backed Gull
A large communal gull roost is currently forming each night at Cobb Lake southeast of Wellington, best viewed from CR56 east of Interstate 25 in Larimer County. I believe between 2000 and 5000 gulls utilize the roost. A subset stages just before sunset near the lake's north shore and can be well viewed through a telescope from CR56 between 4 and 4:30 pm. Most of the gulls are California, but large numbers of Ring-billed and Herring are also present. Today, there was a large white-winged gull that appeared to be a first-cycle Glaucous Gull. Both yesterday and today, an adult blackish-backed gull was present. This gull was the size of Herring Gull, with short wings (like Herring), a yellow bill with small red gonydeal spot, and a very large head. These features are consistent with Slaty-backed Gull. Hopefully I or someone else will get photos that will help identify this bird.


Nick Komar

Fort Collins CO

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Date: 11/26/17 1:22 pm
From: 'Chuck Pringle' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
I looked for the Snowy for several hours without success today. Maybe another time.

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Date: 11/26/17 12:09 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Ketring & Blackmer Lakes - Arapahoe
I spent the morning (11/26) at Ketring & Blackmer Lakes in Arapahoe Co. I
was looking for geese and found heaps of Cackling and Canadas but none of
the other three at both spots. Also around were...

At *Ketring*, a Swamp Sparrow & Marsh Wren around the small marsh near the
lake. Plus a calling Hermit Thrush in the brush around the line of trees
near the marsh. I thought I might have finally found the screech owl that's
at Ketring, after spotting chickadees and a jay scolding into a tree cavity
on the top of a tree stump. But whatever was down in the stump was
invisible from my vantage. Audio of the Marsh Wren & Hermit Thrush on my eBird
checklist <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40743851>.

At *Blackmer*, many Brown Creepers (about 7). The best spot for these and
other montane birds today was along the High Line where it runs into Quincy
Ave. This "intersection," which is just inside the Denver (Urban) CBC
circle, has been good for Pygmy Nuthatches on two of my past three or four
visits there. Today, there was also a Townsend's Solitaire, three of those
creepers, and a Mountain Chickadee among the Black-capped Chickadees,
White-breasted Nuthatches, and Red-breasted Nuthatches. The birds were all
very vocal and seemed to enjoy being in the trees in a fenced in area on
the south side of Quincy, just west of where the trail hits the road. A
Hairy Woodpecker, near the entrance of Kent Denver School, was another
highlight and my first of the fall.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 11/26/17 10:59 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black-and-white Warbler(BAWW), Larimer
The BAWW reported yesterday to CFO Facebook page, is currently being seen by several birders north of the ELC parking lot along the paved bike trail. Southeast Fort Collins. It is hanging with a small group of creepers chickadees and nuthatches.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins Co

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Date: 11/26/17 9:56 am
From: <pygmyowl...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
Here is just an FYI...
When Snowy Owls are perched on a high perch like a telephone pole during
the day, The bird is hunting, because it is hungry. When Snowies are
content they perch on the ground with their eyes almost closed.
If anyone goes searching for it and finds it on a high perch such as a
telephone pole, stay far enough away from it as to not make it fly as it is
most likely quite hungry.

Scott Rashid
Estes Park



On Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:52:09 +0000, Anne Price <raptoresse...> wrote:
> On Saturday, 11/25, at 12:15 PM and again at 2:00 PM, a snowy owl was
> sited, sitting on a light pole on the north side of I-76 in Morgan Co.
> The owl was sitting on a pole just east of the second Ft. Morgan exit,
> Interstate 76 and State Hwy 52, on the north side of the interstate, and
> south of Riverside Park. The light pole was nearly directly over the
> shoulder of the highway.
>
> Lauren Migalski and Hannah Crowley first spotted the owl at 12:15 PM.
> They got off the freeway, circled back and photographed the owl. This
was
> unbeknownst to me, but when I drove by at 2:00 PM, "she" (educated
guess)
> was in the same position.
>
> I'm afraid I don't know how to add photos to a COBIRDS post, but if
> someone will e-mail me privately, I can send them on with proper credit
> and they can be officially shared.
>
> Definitely the highlight of my weekend!
>
> ~Anne Price
>
> Littleton, Jefferson County
>
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Date: 11/26/17 3:17 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 26, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (*El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, *Phillips)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (Larimer)
Tundra Swan (Adams, *Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, *Weld)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Park, *Routt)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, *Routt)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (*Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Park,*Pueblo, Routt)
Red-necked Grebe (*Park, *Pueblo)
Greater Roadrunner (*Montezuma)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, *El Paso)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Mew Gull (*Pueblo)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, *Pueblo)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (Delta)
Osprey (Adams)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
SNOWY OWL (*Morgan)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (*Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Adams, Mesa, Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Denver)
Bohemian Waxwing (Larimer)
American Pipit (*Pueblo)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, Jefferson)
Cassin’s Finch (Otero)
Red Crossbill (Larimer, Otero, Weld)
Lapland Longspur (Lincoln, Park, *Pueblo)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Chipping Sparrow (*Pueblo)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (*Broomfield, Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Pueblo)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Western Tanager (*Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, Michael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and
Richard Reck; John Cobb and Micahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs;
Michael Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.
---On November 25 at South Platte River 74th Ave area, Brian Tavernia
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scoter.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper. On November 25 at Walden
Ponds, Tim Mitzen reported 2 Harris’s Sparrows.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported Common
Yellowthroat.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On Novmeber 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 23 at Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT. On November 25 at Bar CCC Park, Phil Lyon and Mattew
Wistrand reported BRANT.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Clear Sring Ranch, Diane Roberts reported 3 Sandhill
Cranes.
---On November 25 at Prospect Lake Memorial Park, Steve Getty reported
Greater White-fronted Goose.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert reported Greater
White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup.
---On November 22 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 24 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass reported Surf
Scoter.
---On November 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 25 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner and several other birders
reported 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.
---On November 25 at Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins, Damion
Strommer reported Black-and-White Warbler off the parking lot.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager. On November 25 in Gateway, Coen Dexter and
Brenda Wright reported Black Phoebe and Western Tanager.
---On November 23 at Whitewater Ponds, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Long-tailed Duck.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 25 in Mancos, Vicki Noland reported Greater Roadrunner.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Riverside Park, I-76 east of Hwy 42 exit 80, several
birders (Lauren Migalski, Hannah Crowley, Anne Price, David Dowell, and
Steve Rash) reported SNOWY OWL on a light pole next to the highway.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans. On November 25 at Antero Reservoir, Ryan and Jack Bushong
reported 25 tundra Swans and 3 Red-necked Grebes.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
---On November 25 at Haxtun sewage ponds, Bill Kaempfer reported 21 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler. On November 26 at Pueblo City Park, Steve
Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated Warbler and Chipping Sparrow.
---On November 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On
November 25 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Ira Sanders reported 2
Red-necked Grebes, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, and Great-Black-backed Gull;
Steve Mlodinow reported Mew Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Pipit,
and 3 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On November 24 at Lake Beckwith, Dave Silverman reported
that the White-winged Scoter continues.
---On November 25 at Arkansas River Trail Reservoir Road to train bridge,
Paul Hurtado reported 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Van
Truan reported on trail east of Pueblo Blvd, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes,
Carolina Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-sided Warbler.






ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes. On November 25 at
Stagecoach Reservoir, Katie Week reported 2 White-winged Scoters and Surf
Scoter.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbils.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and
Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon. On November 25 at Union Reservoir,
Matthew Wistrand reported Pacific Loon.
---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra
Swans. On November 24 at LUNA Reservoir, Joe Mammoser reported Greater
Scaup.

DFO Field Trip:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 26 will be to Chatfield SP Marina
sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/25/17 6:52 pm
From: Anne Price <raptoresse...>
Subject: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL, Morgan County
On Saturday, 11/25, at 12:15 PM and again at 2:00 PM, a snowy owl was sited, sitting on a light pole on the north side of I-76 in Morgan Co. The owl was sitting on a pole just east of the second Ft. Morgan exit, Interstate 76 and State Hwy 52, on the north side of the interstate, and south of Riverside Park. The light pole was nearly directly over the shoulder of the highway.

Lauren Migalski and Hannah Crowley first spotted the owl at 12:15 PM. They got off the freeway, circled back and photographed the owl. This was unbeknownst to me, but when I drove by at 2:00 PM, "she" (educated guess) was in the same position.

I'm afraid I don't know how to add photos to a COBIRDS post, but if someone will e-mail me privately, I can send them on with proper credit and they can be officially shared.

Definitely the highlight of my weekend!

~Anne Price
Littleton, Jefferson County

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Date: 11/25/17 5:21 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Gr. White-fronted Goose, Prospect Lake, El Paso County
I passed through Haxtun today on my way back from a Nebraska Excursion. All five expected geese including about 20 greater white-fronted geese were at the sewage ponds. Of course at 3 p.m. I saw no snowy owl near Fort Morgan. Bill Kaempfer
Boulder


Sent via my Samsung Galaxy, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Stephen Getty <sgetty...>
Date: 11/25/17 5:27 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gr. White-fronted Goose, Prospect Lake, El Paso County

CO Birders,

A Greater White-fronted Goose joined the hundreds of other geese at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.

Steve Getty
Colorado Springs

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Date: 11/25/17 4:47 pm
From: <jrealy...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
A blessing of solitaires rivals an exaltation of larks this time of year. Hope I can locate more such blessings Sunday in Roxborough Park.

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Date: 11/25/17 4:27 pm
From: Stephen Getty <sgetty...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gr. White-fronted Goose, Prospect Lake, El Paso County
CO Birders,

A Greater White-fronted Goose joined the hundreds of other geese at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.

Steve Getty
Colorado Springs

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Date: 11/25/17 12:50 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] SNOWY OWL - Morgan County
David Dowell just reported finding a SNOWY OWL sitting on a light pole right
along I-76, near Fort Morgan, just east of exit 80.

Hopefully the first of many this upcoming winter!

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado


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Date: 11/25/17 12:33 pm
From: Tim Mitzen <tocalytic...>
Subject: [cobirds] Harris's Sparrows - Walden Ponds - Boulder Co
Two Harris's Sparrows were present today at noon near the western edge of
Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat proper. They were mainly lurking in the
junipers and Russian Olives near the barbed-wire fence on the west side of
the "Ricky Weiser Wetland".

Cheers,
Tim Mitzen

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Date: 11/25/17 10:59 am
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2 Red-necked Grebes - Pueblo Res - Pueblo
Birders
Tammy and I have two red-necked grebes from the shelter just to the north
of the south marina near the visitor center. One near the dam and one near
the island. Also great black-backed, bonaparte's, multiple lesser
black-backed.

Ira Sanders
Golden

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Date: 11/25/17 10:24 am
From: marimammoser <marimammoser...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater Scaup, LUNA Reservoir, Weld County
The Greater Scaup reported previously are still at LUNA Reservoir in
southern Weld County.
They were frequenting the northwest corner of the Reservoir.

Joe Mammoser
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 11/25/17 8:33 am
From: Mary Cay <mcburger3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Flammulated Owl research at DFO Monday Nov 27
The featured speakers for November 27 Denver Field Ornithologists (DFO) meeting will be Max Ciaglo and Ross Calhoun, a research duo that have been studying Flammulated Owl ecology since 2013.Working with Colorado College and Dr. Brian Linkhart, Ciaglo and Calhoun conducted research within a well-studied Flam breeding site in central Colorado. Through the course of their study they observed broad movements by fledglings and adult owls, yearly fidelity to pre-migratory sites, and recaptures that suggest the owls may be engaging in prospecting behavior to identify potential breeding territories for the following year--a rare discovery in the raptor community! Ciaglo and Calhoun are now working with the University of Colorado Denver and the Colorado Field Ornithologists to investigate the potential of Stable Isotope Analysis (SIA) to further inform their research. DFO meeting is held at 7:30 pm.at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Free and open to the public. Mary C Burger
10826 E Maplewood Pl
Englewood, Co 80111

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Date: 11/25/17 3:19 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 25, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Douglas, *Jefferson, Larimer, Logan,
Montezuma, Sedgwick, Washington)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Mute Swan (*Larimer)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Mesa, Moffat, Park, Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Mesa, Routt)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Custer, Jefferson, Park, *Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Custer, Logan/Sedgwick, Mesa, Park,
*Pueblo,*Routt, San Miguel, Teller)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, Park, *Routt, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Red-necked Grebe (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Morgan)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Mesa, Moffat)
Black-legged Kittiwarke (Logan/Sedgwick, Sedgwick)
Sabine’s Gull (San Miguel)
Mew Gull (Logan/Sedgwick)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick, Pueblo, Washington)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Glaucous Gull (*Bent)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Otero)
Osprey (Adams, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Mesa, Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (Adams, Denver)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (Larimer, Routt)
American Pipit (San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Common Redpoll (Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)
Cassin’s Finch (Otero)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, Larimer, Otero, Weld)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, *Lincoln, Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Jefferson, Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (Fremont)
Western Tanager (Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, ichael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and Richard
Reck; John Cobb and icahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs; Michael
Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 14 at deKoevend Park Bart Deferme reported Northern
Bobwhite. On November 15 at DeKoevend Park, Steven Rash reported Northern
Bobwhite.
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scoter.

BENT COUNTY:
---On November 24 at John Martin Reservoir, Duane Nelson reported imm
Glaucous Gull.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush. On November 13 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar Shopping Center, Peter Gent and many other birders reported m
Varied Thrush; Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported m
Black-throated Blue Warbler; Bill Kaempfer and Loch Kilpatrick reported
Black-throated Gray Warbler. On November 14 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar,
Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, and Joshua Smith reported Varied Thrush and
Black-throated Blue Warbler; many other birders also reported the two
birds. On November 16, at Skunk Creek behind Basemar, Luke Pheneger and
many other birds reported Black-throated Blue Warbler. On November 16 at
1630 Pablo Quezada reported Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler
at Skunk Creek behind Basemar. On November 17 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar, Kevin DeBoer reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On November 17 at Twin Lakes in Boulder, Leslie S reported Tennessee
Warbler. Later on November 17, Christian Nunes refound Tennessee Warbler
at Red Fox Hills Park which is east of Twin Lakes.
---On November 18 at Panama Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 18 at Waneka Lake in Lafayette, Ted Floyd reported Red
Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.
---On November 24 at Walden/Sawhill Ponds, Luke Pheneger reported Harris’s
Sparrow was seen on the Great Boulder Caper.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Lake Henry, David Chaffin reported f Long-tailed Duck.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On November 13 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and one unidentified scoter. On November 14 at DeWeese Reservoir,
Brandon Percival reported 3 White-winged Scoters and Surf Scoter.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret. On Novmeber 24 at G50 Road, Mike Henwood
reported Great Egret and 2000 Sandhill Cranes.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 12 at Bar CCC Park and nearby in Parker, Paul Turelli and Cheri
Phillips and many other birders reported BRANT. On November 13 at Bar CCC
Park, Cynthia Kristensen reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park in Parker, Loch Kilpatrick, John Drummond, Tim Ryan, and Mary
Burger reported BRANT and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park, Sarah Leavesley reported BRANT on reservoir. On November 18
at Bar CCC Pakr, James McCall reported BRANT and Mary O’Connor reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 19 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Dean and
Carmencity Shoup, and Yvonne Parrott reported BRANT. On November 20 at Bar
CCC Park, Tim Ryan reported BRANT. On November 22 at Bar CCC Park, Mark
Amershek, Nancy Davis, and Richard Bunn reported BRANT. On November 23 at
Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
On November 24 at Bar CCC Park , Tim Ryan, Amy Davis, Alec and Bill Hopping
reported BRANT.
---On November 16 at Walker Pit, Hugh Kingery reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 3 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Fountain Creek RP beaver dam on Rice’s Pond, David
Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.
---On November 18 on Hanover Rd, David Tonnessen reported Chihuahuan Raven
and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On November 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, David Tonnessen reported Common
Redpoll, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 19 Lapland
Longspurs. On November 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Aaron Yappert reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On November 18 at Midway Landfill, David Tonnessen reported 12
Chihuahuan Ravens, Lapland Longspur, and 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Canon City River Walk between MacKenzie Ave and S
Raynolds Ave, Rich Miller reported Wilson’s Warbler.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 14 on Bear Creek Greenbelt from S Kipling Pkwy to S
Wadsworth Blvd, Mary Burger reported an Osprey.
---On November 14 at Belmar Historic Park, Bez bezuidehout reported imm
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert
reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup.
---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Pam
Zimmer reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On November 15 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Diane Roberts
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On
November 24 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Christopher Warneke
reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 18 at South Platte Reservoir SW bay, Ben Sampson reported 2
Surf Scoters. On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass
reported Surf Scoter.
---On November 19 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, James McCall reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On Nov3mber 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Grandview Cemetery, Nick Komar reported Red Crossbill
– Type 2.
---On Novmeber 15 at Spring Canyon Community Park, Walter Wehtje reported
Red-Crossbill
---On November 15 in Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake and Trail, Inez Whipple
reported 12 Common Redpoll.
---On November 16 at Lory SP, half way down Kimmons Trail, Kevin Keirn
reported 3 Common Redpoll.
---On November 17 at Dixon Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Common Redpoll at
north end.
---On November 17 SW of Running Deer NA, Dave Leatherman reported Swamp
Sparrow.
---On November 17 along Poudre River, S of Prospect, Dave Leatherman
reported 16 Red Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje
reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. On November 18 at Horseshoe
Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) and
Iceland Gull subspec undetermined.
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.
---On November 24 at Arapahoe Bend Natural Area Rigden Reservoir, Josh
Bruening, David Wade, and Robert Beauchamp reported Mute Swan.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On November 24 at Hugo State WA, Chris Goulart reported 60 Lapland
Longspurs.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Corner of Red Lion Rd and US 138, Bill Kaempfer
reported 7 Greater White-Fronted Geese.
---On November 18 at North Sterling SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Common
Redpoll.

LOGAN/SEDGWICK COUNTIES:
---On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir, Cole Wild reported Black-legged
Kittiwake and White-winged Scoter. On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir,
Steve Larson reported Black-legged Kittiwake, White-winged Scoter, 2 1st
winter Mew Gulls, and ad Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 10 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 8
Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) and 3 Common Loon; Mike Henwood and Gary Atwood
reported 8 Tundra Swans. On November 11 at Highline Lake SP, Carol
Ortenzio and JoAnn RIggle reported 8 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv); Ortenzio
also reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On November 12 at Highline Lake SP,
Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 8 Tundra Swans and Black Phoebe.
On November 13 at Highline Lake SP, JoAnn Riggle reported 8 Tundra Swans
and 15 Trumpeter Swans. On November 14 at Highline Lake SP, Carol Ortenzio
reported 10 Tundra Swan (3 ad, 7 juv). On November 16 at Highline Lake SP,
Connee Moffat reported 10 Tundra Swans. On November 18 at Highline Lake
SP, Carol Ortenzio reported 10 Tundra Swans; Glenn Pearson reported 8
Tundra Swans.
---On November 11 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported juv White-winged Scoter, Black Phoebe and 2 juv Chestnut-sided
Warblers; Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged Scoter and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher; Jerry and Linda Elling reported White-winged Scoter. On
Novmeber 12 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Chestnut-sided Warbler was
reported by Jackson Trappett, Katey Buster, Carol Ortenzio, and Lee Stigen,
JoAnn RIggle, and Betty Fenton; White-winged Scoter was reported by Ronda
Woodward and Deb Stegall and Betty Fenton. On November 13 at Colorado
River SP Fruita Section, JoAnn Riggle reported White-winged Scoter, Yellow
Warbler, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Vic Zerbi reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On November 18 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol
Ortenzio reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 15 at Jerry Creek Reservoir SWA, Mike Henwood reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 16 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section,
Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 f Greater Scaup and Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On November 15 at Powderhorn Ski Area, Mike Henwood reported 2
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. On November 18 at Powerhorn Ski Area, Denise and
Mark Vollmar reported Black Rosy-Finch.
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 19 at Vega SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 15 at pond off Hwy 13 beween turnoffs to Craig Station and
Trapper Mine, Forrest Luke 6 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 4 juv) and 4 Greater
Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Centennial Park, Jim Beatty reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 on Hwy 5 near Wiggins, Bill Kaempfer reported Sandhill
Crane.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Chaffin reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 14 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported Great
Egret and Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneye, and 8 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 18 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 11
Tundra Swans.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Pueblo Reservoir, Robb Hinds reported ad Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 15 along Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On Novmeber 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 21 and 22 Dave Silverman reported f-type White-winged Scoter
at Lake Beckwith. On

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, 11 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and just east of
reservoir dam on CR 18, Tom Litteral reported 80 Bohemian Waxwings. On
November 19 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral and JoAnn Riggle reported
Trumpeter Swan east of Oak Creek, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Greater
Scaup, Barrow’s Goldeneye. On November 24 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Riley
Morris reported Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 4 Barrow’s Goldeneyes.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported 4 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters, and 5 American Pipits. On November 18 at
Miramonte Reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 4 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged
Scoters, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, and 1-st winter Sabine’s Gull.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Jumbo Reservoir, Aaron Yappert reported 9 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Black-legged Kittiwake.
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 5 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Dillon Reservoir, Tom WIlberding reported Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds reported ad m White-winged
Scoter. This is a new county bird for Teller County. Later
On November 19, Brandon Percival, Glenn Walbek, and Mark Peterson refound
the scoter.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 6 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbils.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon. On November 24 at Union Reservoir, Norm Lewis and
Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon.
---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra Swans.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 25 will be to Walden Ponds
Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT gmail.com;
720-890-2628) Meet at Cottonwood Marsh parking lot at 0700. From
northbound US 36, take Foothills Parkway exit. Go north 2 miles to
Arapahoe Ave, then east to 75th St. Go north on 75th past Valmont Rd and
railroad tracks. Turn left at Wildlife Habitat sign. Follow road west and
south to Cottonwood Marsh parking lot.
Will walk 1-2 miles on level bround. Bring binoculars, snacks, and
water. Will look for waterfowl on lakes at Walden and Sawhill so bring a
scope if you have one. At 75th and Boulder Creek we could find Dippers and
lingering migrants. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 26 will be to Chatfield SP Marina
sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/24/17 8:29 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] The Great Boulder Caper Recap 11/24
This morning a group of 50 of us woke up nice and early to continue the
tradition of the Great Boulder Caper, where the leader was of course TED
FLOYD.
We all gathered at Cottenwood Marsh to begin the day. Cottenwood hosted an
assortment of ducks including most of the "usual" suspects, but we still
enjoyed spectacular views of HOODED MERGANSERS, and COMMON GOLDENEYES,
along with other dabblers.
We then proceeded to walk around Walden and Sawhill for a few hours where
not too far into the walk an eagle eyed birder spotted a GREAT HORNED OWL
staying quite low in a cottenwood, allowing for amazing looks. Further
exploration lead to us finding a HARRIS's SPARROW mixed in with a large
flock of AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, a MARSH WREN, a HARLANS
HAWK and a couple of straggling YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS.
We then moved onto Golden Ponds where the wind wouldn't help with finding
passerines, but we still were able to see 2 ROSS's GEESE and an incredible
number of CACKLING GEESE which allowed for great study.
McIntosh Reservoir had our first EARED GREBE of the day, which came very
close, also our best looks at COMMON MERGANSERS. A first cycle LESSER BLACK
BACKED GULL was also on the shore of the reservoir, but quite distant.
At this point there weren't many of us left but we ventured to a few other
hotspots such as Jim Hamm Nature Area which had multiple species of diving
and dabbling ducks including 60 REDHEADS, Panama Reservoir where we saw a
RED BREASTED MERGANSER, a HARLANS HAWK, and a surprising 40 SNOW GEESE
flyover!
The final stop for the day was going to be at the WANEKA Lake area, where
we enjoyed a flock of 15 BUSHTITS and 2 WOOD DUCKS at Helca Pond.
At the end of the day a total of 69 species were seen!
Hope to see you out there next year!



Good Birding
Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 11/24/17 12:18 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
Unable to find the Scoter at Tabor or Prospect Lakes today.
Facebook Colorado Field Ornithologists site reported yesterday that it seemed injured and unable to fly, but could walk.
Susan Rosine
Thornton

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Date: 11/24/17 10:16 am
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Glaucous Gull, John Martin Reservoir
Birders,

I photographed this immature Glaucous Gull from the dam at John Martin
Reservoir (Bent County) this morning. It was the only live bird in the
vicinity. The Glaucous-winged Gull gorged on its meal for a lengthy
period of time, and at least one other birder got to observe it an hour
later. It may still be there.

I believe the victim was a Red-throated Loon, which would have been an
uncommon transient here.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 11/24/17 9:47 am
From: Dave Silverman <silvireo...>
Subject: [cobirds] Continuing W-w Scoter, Colorado City
First seen 11-21-17 a White-winged Scoter was still present this morning at Lake Beckwith, Colorado City , SW Pueblo County. This cooperative Scoter, here for 4 days, is a somewhat longer stay than most Colorado scoters which often leave fixed locations after 1-2 days.


Dave Silverman

Rye CO

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Date: 11/24/17 3:18 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 24, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Montezuma,
Sedgwick, Washington)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Mesa, Moffat, Park, *Weld)
Greater Scaup (Jefferson, Mesa, Routt)
Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, Custer, Jefferson, Park, Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Custer, Logan/Sedgwick, Mesa, Park, Pueblo,
Routt, San Miguel, Teller)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, Park, Routt, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Red-necked Grebe (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, Morgan)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Mesa, Moffat)
Black-legged Kittiwarke (Logan/Sedgwick, Sedgwick)
Sabine’s Gull (San Miguel)
Mew Gull (Logan/Sedgwick)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick, Pueblo, Washington)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Otero)
Osprey (Adams, *Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Mesa, Montrose)
Eastern Bluebird (*Adams, *Denver)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (*Larimer, Routt)
American Pipit (San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Common Redpoll (*Boulder, El Paso, *Jefferson, Larimer, Logan)
Cassin’s Finch (*Otero)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, *Larimer, *Otero, *Weld)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, *Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, *Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Jefferson, *Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (Fremont)
Western Tanager (*Mesa)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, ichael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and Richard
Reck; John Cobb and icahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs; Michael
Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.
---On November 23 at First Creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, John
Brietsch reported 5 Eastern Bluebirds.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 14 at deKoevend Park Bart Deferme reported Northern
Bobwhite. On November 15 at DeKoevend Park, Steven Rash reported Northern
Bobwhite.
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scotter.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush. On November 13 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar Shopping Center, Peter Gent and many other birders reported m
Varied Thrush; Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported m
Black-throated Blue Warbler; Bill Kaempfer and Loch Kilpatrick reported
Black-throated Gray Warbler. On November 14 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar,
Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, and Joshua Smith reported Varied Thrush and
Black-throated Blue Warbler; many other birders also reported the two
birds. On November 16, at Skunk Creek behind Basemar, Luke Pheneger and
many other birds reported Black-throated Blue Warbler. On November 16 at
1630 Pablo Quezada reported Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler
at Skunk Creek behind Basemar. On November 17 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar, Kevin DeBoer reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On November 17 at Twin Lakes in Boulder, Leslie S reported Tennessee
Warbler. Later on November 17, Christian Nunes refound Tennessee Warbler
at Red Fox Hills Park which is east of Twin Lakes.
---On November 18 at Panama Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 18 at Waneka Lake in Lafayette, Ted Floyd reported Red
Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 23 at Twin Lakes, Ginny
Bergstrom reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.
---On November 23 at Boulder Reservoir, Earl Johnson reported Common
Redpoll.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Lake Henry, David Chaffin reported f Long-tailed Duck.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On November 13 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and one unidentified scoter. On November 14 at DeWeese Reservoir,
Brandon Percival reported 3 White-winged Scoters and Surf Scoter.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes. On November 23 on G50 Road, Mike
Henwood reported Great Egret.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 23 at First Creek at DEN Open Space, John Brietsch reported
Eastern Bluebird.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 12 at Bar CCC Park and nearby in Parker, Paul Turelli and Cheri
Phillips and many other birders reported BRANT. On November 13 at Bar CCC
Park, Cynthia Kristensen reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park in Parker, Loch Kilpatrick, John Drummond, Tim Ryan, and Mary
Burger reported BRANT and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park, Sarah Leavesley reported BRANT on reservoir. On November 18
at Bar CCC Pakr, James McCall reported BRANT and Mary O’Connor reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 19 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Dean and
Carmencity Shoup, and Yvonne Parrott reported BRANT. On November 20 at Bar
CCC Park, Tim Ryan reported BRANT. On November 22 at Bar CCC Park, Mark
Amershek, Nancy Davis, and Richard Bunn reported BRANT. On November 23 at
Bar CCC Park, John Haycrafter reported BRANT.
---On November 16 at Walker Pit, Hugh Kingery reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 3 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Fountain Creek RP beaver dam on Rice’s Pond, David
Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.
---On November 18 on Hanover Rd, David Tonnessen reported Chihuahuan Raven
and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On November 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, David Tonnessen reported Common
Redpoll, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 19 Lapland
Longspurs. On November 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Aaron Yappert reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On November 18 at Midway Landfill, David Tonnessen reported 12
Chihuahuan Ravens, Lapland Longspur, and 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Canon City River Walk between MacKenzie Ave and S
Raynolds Ave, Rich Miller reported Wilson’s Warbler.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 14 on Bear Creek Greenbelt from S Kipling Pkwy to S
Wadsworth Blvd, Mary Burger reported an Osprey.
---On November 14 at Belmar Historic Park, Bez bezuidehout reported imm
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert
reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup.
---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Pam
Zimmer reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On November 15 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Diane Roberts
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 18 at South Platte Reservoir SW bay, Ben Sampson reported 2
Surf Scoters. On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass
reported Surf Scoter.
---On November 19 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, James McCall reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On Nov3mber 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter. On November 23 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Todd Deininger
and many other birders reported Black Scoter.
---On November 23 at Waterton Canyon upstream from overhead pipes, Brian
Johnson reported Osprey.
---On November 23 at Hutchison Park in Lakewood, Timo Mitzen and Lindsay
Purifoy reported Common Redpoll.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Grandview Cemetery, Nick Komar reported Red Crossbill
– Type 2.
---On Novmeber 15 at Spring Canyon Community Park, Walter Wehtje reported
Red-Crossbill
---On November 15 in Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake and Trail, Inez Whipple
reported 12 Common Redpoll.
---On November 16 at Lory SP, half way down Kimmons Trail, Kevin Keirn
reported 3 Common Redpoll.
---On November 17 at Dixon Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Common Redpoll at
north end.
---On November 17 SW of Running Deer NA, Dave Leatherman reported Swamp
Sparrow.
---On November 17 along Poudre River, S of Prospect, Dave Leatherman
reported 16 Red Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje
reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. On November 18 at Horseshoe
Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) and
Iceland Gull subspec undetermined.
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.
---On November 23 at Rocky Mountain NP Trail Ridge Road, Joshua Smith
reported 1 Red Crossbill Type 4 and 1 Red Crossbill Type 2.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Corner of Red Lion Rd and US 138, Bill Kaempfer
reported 7 Greater White-Fronted Geese.
---On November 18 at North Sterling SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Common
Redpoll.

LOGAN/SEDGWICK COUNTIES:
---On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir, Cole Wild reported Black-legged
Kittiwake and White-winged Scoter. On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir,
Steve Larson reported Black-legged Kittiwake, White-winged Scoter, 2 1st
winter Mew Gulls, and ad Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 10 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 8
Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) and 3 Common Loon; Mike Henwood and Gary Atwood
reported 8 Tundra Swans. On November 11 at Highline Lake SP, Carol
Ortenzio and JoAnn RIggle reported 8 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv); Ortenzio
also reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On November 12 at Highline Lake SP,
Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 8 Tundra Swans and Black Phoebe.
On November 13 at Highline Lake SP, JoAnn Riggle reported 8 Tundra Swans
and 15 Trumpeter Swans. On November 14 at Highline Lake SP, Carol Ortenzio
reported 10 Tundra Swan (3 ad, 7 juv). On November 16 at Highline Lake SP,
Connee Moffat reported 10 Tundra Swans. On November 18 at Highline Lake
SP, Carol Ortenzio reported 10 Tundra Swans; Glenn Pearson reported 8
Tundra Swans.
---On November 11 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported juv White-winged Scoter, Black Phoebe and 2 juv Chestnut-sided
Warblers; Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged Scoter and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher; Jerry and Linda Elling reported White-winged Scoter. On
Novmeber 12 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Chestnut-sided Warbler was
reported by Jackson Trappett, Katey Buster, Carol Ortenzio, and Lee Stigen,
JoAnn RIggle, and Betty Fenton; White-winged Scoter was reported by Ronda
Woodward and Deb Stegall and Betty Fenton. On November 13 at Colorado
River SP Fruita Section, JoAnn Riggle reported White-winged Scoter, Yellow
Warbler, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Vic Zerbi reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On November 18 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol
Ortenzio reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 15 at Jerry Creek Reservoir SWA, Mike Henwood reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 16 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section,
Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 f Greater Scaup and Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On November 15 at Powderhorn Ski Area, Mike Henwood reported 2
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. On November 18 at Powerhorn Ski Area, Denise and
Mark Vollmar reported Black Rosy-Finch.
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 19 at Vega SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported White-winged
Scoter.
---On November 23 in town of Gateway, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported Western Tanager.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 15 at pond off Hwy 13 beween turnoffs to Craig Station and
Trapper Mine, Forrest Luke 6 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 4 juv) and 4 Greater
Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Centennial Park, Jim Beatty reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 on Hwy 5 near Wiggins, Bill Kaempfer reported Sandhill
Crane.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Chaffin reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 14 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported Great
Egret and Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneye, and 8 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 18 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 11
Tundra Swans.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Pueblo Reservoir, Robb Hinds reported ad Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 15 along Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On Novmeber 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, 11 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and just east of
reservoir dam on CR 18, Tom Litteral reported 80 Bohemian Waxwings. On
November 19 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral and JoAnn Riggle reported
Trumpeter Swan east of Oak Creek, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Greater
Scaup, Barrow’s Goldeneye.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported 4 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters, and 5 American Pipits. On November 18 at
Miramonte Reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 4 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged
Scoters, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, and 1-st winter Sabine’s Gull.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Jumbo Reservoir, Aaron Yappert reported 9 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Black-legged Kittiwake.
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 5 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Dillon Reservoir, Tom WIlberding reported Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds reported ad m White-winged
Scoter. This is a new county bird for Teller County. Later
On November 19, Brandon Percival, Glenn Walbek, and Mark Peterson refound
the scoter.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 6 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbils.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat. On November 23 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Pacific Loon.
---On Novmeber 23 at LUNA Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Tundra Swans.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, November 24 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580).
Meet at 0800 at Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City.
On I-70 east, take exit 278, turn left onto Quebec St, Turn right onto E
64th Ave, tur left onto Trenton St, continue onto Gateway Rd to Visitor
Center.
Will visit Lake Ladore and lower Derby Lake. Then will walk one of the
lesser used trails. We may walk 3-4 miles on mostly easy trails. Will
stop for lunch about 11. Trails are sometimes muddy. Bring water and
snacks or lunch. Scopes helpful for lakes but optional Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 25 will be to Walden Ponds
Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT gmail.com;
720-890-2628) Meet at Cottonwood Marsh parking lot at 0700. From
northbound US 36, take Foothills Parkway exit. Go north 2 miles to
Arapahoe Ave, then east to 75th St. Go north on 75th past Valmont Rd and
railroad tracks. Turn left at Wildlife Habitat sign. Follow road west and
south to Cottonwood Marsh parking lot.
Will walk 1-2 miles on level bround. Bring binoculars, snacks, and
water. Will look for waterfowl on lakes at Walden and Sawhill so bring a
scope if you have one. At 75th and Boulder Creek we could find Dippers and
lingering migrants. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 26 will be to Chatfield SP Marina
sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
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Boulder

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Date: 11/23/17 8:36 pm
From: <tocalytic...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpoll - Green Mtn - JeffCo

Cobirders,

Today I took a pre-Thanksgiving Dinner walk through my aunts neighborhood
south of Green Mountain and saw a Common Redpoll loosely associating
(coincidentally?) with a small group of Red-breasted Nuthatches and
Mountain Chickadees in planted pines lining the road.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40690995

The ebird hotspot calls the area Hutchison Park but the bird was at: 39º
40' 29.3" N, 105º 8' 15.48" W

This is along the north side of W Auburn Ave along a straight level stretch
of the road before it drops downhill to the east. From Jewell and Yale Ave
go south on Yale to Alkire St then east on Auburn to the spot.

Cheers
Tim Mitzen
Golden, CO

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Date: 11/23/17 7:09 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
It was a blessing for me, that much I know.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley

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> On Nov 23, 2017, at 6:29 PM, Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>
> Post-turkey ramblings,
>
> But two questions . . .
>
> 1) How can there be more than one “solitaire” at a time? Seems like a contradiction!?
>
> 2) And, should a bunch be together, is it indeed a “blessing”, or is there another aggregate?
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>> On Nov 23, 2017, at 5:30 PM, David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:
>>
>> I went out along Massey Draw in Ken Caryl Valley this afternoon and encountered a silence of birds... a bird free zone for quite a while. Then where the stream passes through the Lyons Formation Hogback I encountered a loose aggregation of Townsend's Solitaires. One or a few at the hogback here are expected, but now there were three individuals singing, others giving their "heep" calls, and as I scanned toward the slopes of the Dakota Hogback I could see more solitaires flying around. I counted 17 from one vantage, a tally more fitting here for the peak of fall movement in late September or early October.
>>
>> Thankful for Solitaires,
>>
>> David Suddjian
>> Ken Caryl Valley
>> Littleton, CO
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Date: 11/23/17 5:29 pm
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
Post-turkey ramblings,

But two questions . . .

1) How can there be more than one “solitaire” at a time? Seems like a contradiction!?

2) And, should a bunch be together, is it indeed a “blessing”, or is there another aggregate?

Go back to football . . .

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

> On Nov 23, 2017, at 5:30 PM, David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:
>
> I went out along Massey Draw in Ken Caryl Valley this afternoon and encountered a silence of birds... a bird free zone for quite a while. Then where the stream passes through the Lyons Formation Hogback I encountered a loose aggregation of Townsend's Solitaires. One or a few at the hogback here are expected, but now there were three individuals singing, others giving their "heep" calls, and as I scanned toward the slopes of the Dakota Hogback I could see more solitaires flying around. I counted 17 from one vantage, a tally more fitting here for the peak of fall movement in late September or early October.
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> Thankful for Solitaires,
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
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Date: 11/23/17 4:30 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] A blessing of Solitaires
I went out along Massey Draw in Ken Caryl Valley this afternoon and
encountered a silence of birds... a bird free zone for quite a while. Then
where the stream passes through the Lyons Formation Hogback I encountered a
loose aggregation of *Townsend's Solitaires*. One or a few at the hogback
here are expected, but now there were three individuals singing, others
giving their "heep" calls, and as I scanned toward the slopes of the Dakota
Hogback I could see more solitaires flying around. I counted 17 from one
vantage, a tally more fitting here for the peak of fall movement in late
September or early October.

Thankful for Solitaires,

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Date: 11/23/17 2:39 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
The female Black Scoter was still present this afternoon at about 2:30, in
the northwest part of Tabor Lake.

Brian Johnson,
Englewood Co,

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Date: 11/23/17 9:01 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
Being seen by many this morning.

On Nov 22, 2017 1:39 PM, "William H Kaempfer" <William.Kaempfer...>
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> The Black Scoter reported at over the past few days remains at Tabor Lake
> just west of Prospect Lake off 44th in Westminster. I would judge this
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Date: 11/23/17 7:08 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Updated Christmas Bird Count dates for CO
Happy Thanksgiving to all the COBIRDS community, thanks for posting
and sharing your birding adventures around Colorado!

Christmas Bird Counts begin three weeks from today (14 December)!

To view the circles and find out about each CBC, click on
http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count

Make sure to contact the compiler, as soon as possible, so they know
you are planning to help out.

Summaries from last year's Christmas Bird Counts, can now be seen at
http://www.audubon.org/summary-117th-christmas-bird-count-2016-2017

The Colorado Christmas Bird Count Summary for last year can be seen
at: http://www.audubon.org/news/the-117th-cbc-colorado

The summary doesn't include information from the Nunn CBC, since the
data wasn't entered by the deadline.

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Updated Christmas Bird Count list for this winter:

Thursday, 14 December 2017
John Martin Reservoir
Sterling

Friday, 15 December 2017
Air Force Academy
Fairplay
Fountain Creek
Rocky Ford
Weldona-Fort Morgan

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Colorado Springs
Delta
Denver
Fort Collins
Granby
Longmont
Montrose
Monte Vista NWR
Pagosa Springs
Pueblo Reservoir
Roaring Fork River Valley
Salida
Steamboat Springs

Sunday, 17 December 2017
Aspen
Boulder
Durango
Evergreen-Idaho Springs
Grand Junction
Gunnison
Hotchkiss

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Nunn
Pueblo

Friday, 22 December 2017
Bonny Reservoir

Saturday, 23 December 2017
Crook
Spanish Peaks

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Flagler

Saturday, 30 December 2017
Barr Lake
Cortez
Dotsero
Douglas County
Eagle Valley
Grand Sand Dunes NP
Westcliffe

Monday, 1 January 2018
Denver (Urban)
Grand Mesa
Lake Isabel
Loveland

Waiting for dates for the following counts:
Black Forest
Greeley
North Park
Penrose
Rawhide Energy Station
Rocky Mountain NP (not occurring this year)
Summit County

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Date: 11/23/17 6:34 am
From: Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan...>
Subject: [cobirds] Longmont Birds over the past week
And how many miles did you put on your bike ?!!
Brilliant 'backyard' birding.
Happy Thanksgiving !

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Date: 11/23/17 3:15 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 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.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Douglas, *Jefferson, *Larimer, Logan,
Montezuma, Sedgwick, Washington)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Mesa, Moffat,Park)
Greater Scaup (*Jefferson, Mesa, Routt)
Surf Scoter (*Arapahoe, Custer, *Jefferson, Park, Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Custer, Logan/Sedgwick, Mesa, Park,
*Pueblo, Routt, San Miguel, Teller)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, *Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, *Park, Routt, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Red-necked Grebe (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Morgan)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Mesa, Moffat)
Black-legged Kittiwarke (Logan/Sedgwick, Sedgwick)
Sabine’s Gull (San Miguel)
Mew Gull (Logan/Sedgwick)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick, Pueblo, Washington)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Otero)
Osprey (Adams, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Mesa, *Montrose)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (*Larimer, Routt)
American Pipit (San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Common Redpoll (El Paso, Larimer, Logan)
Cassin’s Finch (*Otero)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, Larimer, *Otero, *Weld)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, *Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, *Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Jefferson, *Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (Fremont)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, ichael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and Richard
Reck; John Cobb and icahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs; Michael
Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 14 at deKoevend Park Bart Deferme reported Northern
Bobwhite. On November 15 at DeKoevend Park, Steven Rash reported Northern
Bobwhite.
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.
---On November 22 at Aurora Reservoir, David Dowell reported 2 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters and Black Scotter.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush. On November 13 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar Shopping Center, Peter Gent and many other birders reported m
Varied Thrush; Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported m
Black-throated Blue Warbler; Bill Kaempfer and Loch Kilpatrick reported
Black-throated Gray Warbler. On November 14 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar,
Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, and Joshua Smith reported Varied Thrush and
Black-throated Blue Warbler; many other birders also reported the two
birds. On November 16, at Skunk Creek behind Basemar, Luke Pheneger and
many other birds reported Black-throated Blue Warbler. On November 16 at
1630 Pablo Quezada reported Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler
at Skunk Creek behind Basemar. On November 17 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar, Kevin DeBoer reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On November 17 at Twin Lakes in Boulder, Leslie S reported Tennessee
Warbler. Later on November 17, Christian Nunes refound Tennessee Warbler
at Red Fox Hills Park which is east of Twin Lakes.
---On November 18 at Panama Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 18 at Waneka Lake in Lafayette, Ted Floyd reported Red
Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Lake Henry, David Chaffin reported f Long-tailed Duck.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On November 13 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and one unidentified scoter. On November 14 at DeWeese Reservoir,
Brandon Percival reported 3 White-winged Scoters and Surf Scoter.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 12 at Bar CCC Park and nearby in Parker, Paul Turelli and Cheri
Phillips and many other birders reported BRANT. On November 13 at Bar CCC
Park, Cynthia Kristensen reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park in Parker, Loch Kilpatrick, John Drummond, Tim Ryan, and Mary
Burger reported BRANT and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park, Sarah Leavesley reported BRANT on reservoir. On November 18
at Bar CCC Pakr, James McCall reported BRANT and Mary O’Connor reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 19 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Dean and
Carmencity Shoup, and Yvonne Parrott reported BRANT. On November 20 at Bar
CCC Park, Tim Ryan reported BRANT. On November 22 at Bar CCC Park, Mark
Amershek, Nancy Davis, and Richard Bunn reported BRANT.
---On November 16 at Walker Pit, Hugh Kingery reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 3 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Fountain Creek RP beaver dam on Rice’s Pond, David
Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.
---On November 18 on Hanover Rd, David Tonnessen reported Chihuahuan Raven
and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On November 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, David Tonnessen reported Common
Redpoll, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 19 Lapland
Longspurs. On November 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Aaron Yappert reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On November 18 at Midway Landfill, David Tonnessen reported 12
Chihuahuan Ravens, Lapland Longspur, and 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Canon City River Walk between MacKenzie Ave and S
Raynolds Ave, Rich Miller reported Wilson’s Warbler.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 14 on Bear Creek Greenbelt from S Kipling Pkwy to S
Wadsworth Blvd, Mary Burger reported an Osprey.
---On November 14 at Belmar Historic Park, Bez bezuidehout reported imm
Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Belmar Park, Chris Gilbert
reported Greater White-fronted Goose and Greater Scaup.
---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Pam
Zimmer reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On November 15 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Diane Roberts
reported Greater White-fronted Goose. On November 22 at Clement Park and
Johnson Reservoir, Brian Johnson reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 18 at South Platte Reservoir SW bay, Ben Sampson reported 2
Surf Scoters. On November 22 at South Platte Reservoir, Betty Glass
reported Surf Scoter.
---On November 19 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, James McCall reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On Novmeber 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter. On November 22 at Wheat Ridge
Greenbelt Tabor Lake, Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported Black
Scoter.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Grandview Cemetery, Nick Komar reported Red Crossbill
– Type 2.
---On Novmeber 15 at Spring Canyon Community Park, Walter Wehtje reported
Red-Crossill.
---On November 15 in Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake and Trail, Inez Whipple
reported 12 Common Redpoll.
---On November 16 at Lory SP, half way down Kimmons Trail, Kevin Keirn
reported 3 Common Redpoll.
---On November 17 at Dixon Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Common Redpoll at
north end.
---On November 17 SW of Running Deer NA, Dave Leatherman reported Swamp
Sparrow.
---On November 17 along Poudre River, S of Prospect, Dave Leatherman
reported 16 Red Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje
reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. On November 18 at Horseshoe
Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) and
Iceland Gull subspec undetermined.
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
---On November 21 at Lake Loveland, Gary Lefko reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Corner of Red Lion Rd and US 138, Bill Kaempfer
reported 7 Greater White-Fronted Geese.
---On November 18 at North Sterling SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Common
Redpoll.

LOGAN/SEDGWICK COUNTIES:
---On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir, Cole Wild reported Black-legged
Kittiwake and White-winged Scoter. On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir,
Steve Larson reported Black-legged Kittiwake, White-winged Scoter, 2 1st
winter Mew Gulls, and ad Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 10 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 8
Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) and 3 Common Loon; Mike Henwood and Gary Atwood
reported 8 Tundra Swans. On November 11 at Highline Lake SP, Carol
Ortenzio and JoAnn RIggle reported 8 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv); Ortenzio
also reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On November 12 at Highline Lake SP,
Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 8 Tundra Swans and Black Phoebe.
On November 13 at Highline Lake SP, JoAnn Riggle reported 8 Tundra Swans
and 15 Trumpeter Swans. On November 14 at Highline Lake SP, Carol Ortenzio
reported 10 Tundra Swan (3 ad, 7 juv). On November 16 at Highline Lake SP,
Connee Moffat reported 10 Tundra Swans. On November 18 at Highline Lake
SP, Carol Ortenzio reported 10 Tundra Swans; Glenn Pearson reported 8
Tundra Swans.
---On November 11 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported juv White-winged Scoter, Black Phoebe and 2 juv Chestnut-sided
Warblers; Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged Scoter and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher; Jerry and Linda Elling reported White-winged Scoter. On
Novmeber 12 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Chestnut-sided Warbler was
reported by Jackson Trappett, Katey Buster, Carol Ortenzio, and Lee Stigen,
JoAnn RIggle, and Betty Fenton; White-winged Scoter was reported by Ronda
Woodward and Deb Stegall and Betty Fenton. On November 13 at Colorado
River SP Fruita Section, JoAnn Riggle reported White-winged Scoter, Yellow
Warbler, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Vic Zerbi reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On November 18 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol
Ortenzio reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 15 at Jerry Creek Reservoir SWA, Mike Henwood reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 16 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section,
Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 f Greater Scaup and Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On November 15 at Powderhorn Ski Area, Mike Henwood reported 2
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. On November 18 at Powerhorn Ski Area, Denise and
Mark Vollmar reported Black Rosy-Finch.
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 19 at Vega SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported White-winged
Scoter.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 15 at pond off Hwy 13 beween turnoffs to Craig Station and
Trapper Mine, Forrest Luke 6 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 4 juv) and 4 Greater
Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Centennial Park, Jim Beatty reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 on Hwy 5 near Wiggins, Bill Kaempfer reported Sandhill
Crane.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Chaffin reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 14 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported Great
Egret and Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 22 at Plum Canyon, Stan Oswald reported 5 Cassin’s Finches
(1m, 4f) and 13 Red Crossbills.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting. On
November 22 at Elevenmile Reservoir, David Tonnessen reported f Long-tailed
Ducks, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneye, and 8 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 18 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 11
Tundra Swans.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Pueblo Reservoir, Robb Hinds reported ad Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 15 along Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On Novmeber 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, 11 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and just east of
reservoir dam on CR 18, Tom Litteral reported 80 Bohemian Waxwings. On
November 19 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral and JoAnn Riggle reported
Trumpeter Swan east of Oak Creek, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Greater
Scaup, Barrow’s Goldeneye.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported 4 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters, and 5 American Pipits. On November 18 at
Miramonte Reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 4 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged
Scoters, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, and 1-st winter Sabine’s Gull.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Jumbo Reservoir, Aaron Yappert reported 9 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Black-legged Kittiwake.
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 5 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Dillon Reservoir, Tom WIlberding reported Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds reported ad m White-winged
Scoter. This is a new county bird for Teller County. Later
On November 19, Brandon Percival, Glenn Walbek, and Mark Peterson refound
the scoter.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 6 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills. On November 22 at Glenmere Park, Todd Deininger reported 6
Red Crossbils.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, November 24 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580).
Meet at 0800 at Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City.
On I-70 east, take exit 278, turn left onto Quebec St, Turn right onto E
64th Ave, tur left onto Trenton St, continue onto Gateway Rd to Visitor
Center.
Will visit Lake Ladore and lower Derby Lake. Then will walk one of the
lesser used trails. We may walk 3-4 miles on mostly easy trails. Will
stop for lunch about 11. Trails are sometimes muddy. Bring water and
snacks or lunch. Scopes helpful for lakes but optional Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 25 will be to Walden Ponds
Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT gmail.com;
720-890-2628) Meet at Cottonwood Marsh parking lot at 0700. From
northbound US 36, take Foothills Parkway exit. Go north 2 miles to
Arapahoe Ave, then east to 75th St. Go north on 75th past Valmont Rd and
railroad tracks. Turn left at Wildlife Habitat sign. Follow road west and
south to Cottonwood Marsh parking lot.
Will walk 1-2 miles on level bround. Bring binoculars, snacks, and
water. Will look for waterfowl on lakes at Walden and Sawhill so bring a
scope if you have one. At 75th and Boulder Creek we could find Dippers and
lingering migrants. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 26 will be to Chatfield SP Marina
sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/22/17 7:39 pm
From: robert beauchamp <torobbeau...>
Subject: [cobirds] Geese, Equalizer Lake, Larimer Co.
There were about 10,000 geese on Equalizer Lake mid-day today, which, being
a rather small "lake" provides some good views on the greater and lesser
Canada geese, as well as lot of Cackling geese. Also present, a couple Snow
Geese, one White-Fronted Goose, and at least one hybrid (Canada-Snow). Lots
of other dabblers as well.

Robert Beauchamp
Fort Collins

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Date: 11/22/17 6:54 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Four Goose Day at Clement Park, Jefferson County
After striking out with the Parker Brant (the darn bird was reported one
hours after I left) I went to try and find the Snow Goose at Clement Park
to add to my Jefferson County Life List. I it and two other Snow Geese
along with a Greater White Fronted Goose and many, many Canada and Cackling
Geese. I found them this time grassing along the east side of the library
near some picnic pavilions, the geese here also like the ball fields to the
south of the library. It was rather fun to get four goose species not only
in the city but in the same spot! I was wishing for a Brant to show, but I
never found one. Here is my checklist,

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40668152

Brian Johnson,
Englewood Co

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Date: 11/22/17 1:52 pm
From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...>
Subject: [cobirds] Longmont Birds over the past week
I've birded the SW longmont area pretty heavily over the past week, the
highlights include:


11/18
Golden ponds
Snow Goose-2 (flyovers)
Townsends Solitare-3 ( still continue as of 11/21 )
Dark Eyed Junco-5 subspecies
Swamp Sparrow
Horned Lark-8 (in the farm fields)

Lagerman Reservoir
Greater White Fronted Goose ( my first ever for Lagerman!! )

11/19

Golden Ponds
Snow Goose-8
Greater white fronted goose-2
Snow/Ross's Goose-3
Swamp Sparrow (continuing)
Red Crossbill-2

A lot of geese are starting to build up on the agricultural fields, hosting
all geese except Brant and Ross's Goose but I sure hope those show up soon.

11/20

Lagerman Reservoir
Bonapartes Gull-1 (first winter)
Herring Gull-6
Thayers Gull-1 (first year)
A very large flock of American Wigeons is still present

11/21

My Yard
Dark Eyed Jucos- 5 subspecies including my yards first ever White Winged
Junco!!!

Golden ponds
Greater White Fronted Goose-1
Northern Shrike
Bushtit 6 ( seemed to have come out of nowhere, moving through the
cottenwoods and dissapearing in a second )


11/22

Lagerman Reservoir
Bonapartes Gull-4
Herring Gull-3
Herring/Thayers Gulls-2 (adults that were hard to tell from a distance)
Northern Shrike-1
Virginia Rail-2
Horned Lark-3 (fairly common lately)

Over the past week or so, the raptors at Lagerman have included
Ferruginous Hawks, Red Tailed Hawks, Merlin, Kestrals, Northern Harrier,
Cooper's hawk, Bald Eagles, and I had one Rough Legged Hawk earlier on in
the season, but haven't seen it in a while. It's become a mini raptor
highway.


11/21

I also walked along the foothills parkway path that runs next to the
Boulder creek. And in front of the foothills parkway underpass I flushed 2
finches from the thistle fields that seemed like excellent canadites for
Common Redpolls, too bad my phone was dead and I couldn't record the calls
:(. But the description can be seen in the list below, if anyone is
interested.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40651507


Good Birding
Luke Pheneger
Longmont

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Date: 11/22/17 12:43 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Greater White-fronted Goose [Larimer]
Hi all

Lunch break to day ... Lake Loveland had a single Greater White-fronted
Goose
<http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Loveland-Lake-Loveland/>
(photo) on northwest shore hanging out with throngs of Canada and Cackling
Goose (and gulls). Also, Great-tailed Grackle at Woods Lake
<http://coloradobirder.club/m/photos/browse/album/Wood-Lake/> (photo).

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



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Date: 11/22/17 12:39 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Scoter at Tabor Lake, Jefferson
The Black Scoter reported at over the past few days remains at Tabor Lake just west of Prospect Lake off 44th in Westminster. I would judge this to be a first year female.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Date: 11/22/17 12:07 pm
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lots of (the Expected) Finches - Arapahoe Co.
On Sunday (11/19), I visited Richmil Ranch Open Space in Deer Trail (east
Arapahoe). Near the entrance, in a field full of seedy wildflower stalks,
were two or three dozen American Goldfinches and my first Pine Siskin
(about five) in Arapahoe this year. There were also two or three dozen
American Tree Sparrows with them. For a time, a kestrel kept watch over the
tree sparrows, but it left its low perch over the sparrows when a harrier
glided by. I was a bit surprised not to find any Northern Shrikes at the
open space or on any surrounding roads.

Today (11/22), near the eastern entrance of Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
in Greenwood Village were two dozen or so House Finches (plus more around
the preserve) and about 10 American Goldfinches. These are, in my
experience, relatively high numbers for both at the preserve.

Try as I might, I couldn't will any of these birds into redpolls, though
that field at Richmil looks promising...

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO

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Date: 11/22/17 9:43 am
From: Dave Silverman <silvireo...>
Subject: [cobirds] W-w Scoter, Colorado City
Yep--sometimes scoters do stay for more than a day. Seen yesterday a female type White-winged Scoter was still present this morning at Lake Beckwith, Colorado City, SW Pueblo County. Most times scoters here are one day wonders, so I was happy to see this one again today. It's been hanging out on the west side of the Lake near a picnic area(benches, tables), & seemingly undisturbed by a kayaker.


Dave Silverman

Rye CO






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Date: 11/22/17 3:21 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 22, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 22 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (Douglas, Logan, Montezuma, Sedgwick,
Washington)
BRANT (Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Routt)
Tundra Swan (Adams, Mesa, Moffat,Park)
Greater Scaup (Mesa, Routt)
Surf Scoter (Custer, Jefferson, Park, Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Custer, Logan/Sedgwick, Mesa, Park, Routt, San Miguel,
Teller)
Black Scoter (*Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, Park, Routt, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Red-necked Grebe (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Morgan)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Mesa, Moffat)
Black-legged Kittiwarke (Logan/Sedgwick, Sedgwick)
Sabine’s Gull (San Miguel)
Mew Gull (Logan/Sedgwick)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick, Pueblo, Washington)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park, *Weld)
Great Egret (*Delta, Otero)
Osprey (Adams, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Mesa, *Montrose)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (*Larimer, Routt)
American Pipit (San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Common Redpoll (El Paso, Larimer, Logan)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, Larimer, *Weld)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, *Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Jefferson, *Weld)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (Fremont)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, ichael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and Richard
Reck; John Cobb and icahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs; Michael
Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 14 at deKoevend Park Bart Deferme reported Northern
Bobwhite. On November 15 at DeKoevend Park, Steven Rash reported Northern
Bobwhite.
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush. On November 13 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar Shopping Center, Peter Gent and many other birders reported m
Varied Thrush; Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported m
Black-throated Blue Warbler; Bill Kaempfer and Loch Kilpatrick reported
Black-throated Gray Warbler. On November 14 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar,
Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, and Joshua Smith reported Varied Thrush and
Black-throated Blue Warbler; many other birders also reported the two
birds. On November 16, at Skunk Creek behind Basemar, Luke Pheneger and
many other birds reported Black-throated Blue Warbler. On November 16 at
1630 Pablo Quezada reported Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler
at Skunk Creek behind Basemar. On November 17 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar, Kevin DeBoer reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On November 17 at Twin Lakes in Boulder, Leslie S reported Tennessee
Warbler. Later on November 17, Christian Nunes refound Tennessee Warbler
at Red Fox Hills Park which is east of Twin Lakes.
---On November 18 at Panama Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 18 at Waneka Lake in Lafayette, Ted Floyd reported Red
Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Twin Lakes, Todd Deininger, Peter Gent, Aaron Yappert,
David Dowell, Peter Burke, Christain Nunes, and Leslie S reported Nashville
Warbler. On November 19 at Twin Lakes, Jeff Parks reported Hammond’s
Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler; John Malenich and Willem Van Vliet
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 20 at Twin Lakes, Leslie S
reported Nashville Warbler and Hammond’s Flycatcher; John Malenich reported
Hammond’s Flycatcher. On November 21 at Twin Lakes, John Vanderpoel
reported Hammond’s Flycatcher.

CROWLEY COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Lake Henry, David Chaffin reported f Long-tailed Duck.

CUSTER COUNTY:
---On November 13 at DeWeese Reservoir, Rich Miller reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and one unidentified scoter. On November 14 at DeWeese Reservoir,
Brandon Percival reported 3 White-winged Scoters and Surf Scoter.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great
Egret. On November 13 on G50 Rd, Rick Harner reported Great Egret. On
November 19 on G50 Road, Dennis Garrison reported Great Egret and thousands
of Sandhill Cranes. On November 21 on G50 Road, Betty Fenton reported
Great Egret and 400 Sandhill Cranes.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Bar CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 12 at Bar CCC Park and nearby in Parker, Paul Turelli and Cheri
Phillips and many other birders reported BRANT. On November 13 at Bar CCC
Park, Cynthia Kristensen reported Dark-bellied BRANT. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park in Parker, Loch Kilpatrick, John Drummond, Tim Ryan, and Mary
Burger reported BRANT and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese. On November 16 at
Bar CCC Park, Sarah Leavesley reported BRANT on reservoir. On November 18
at Bar CCC Pakr, James McCall reported BRANT and Mary O’Connor reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 19 at Bar CCC Park, Tim Ryan, Dean and
Carmencity Shoup, and Yvonne Parrott reported BRANT. On November 20 at Bar
CCC Park, Tim Ryan reported BRANT.
---On November 16 at Walker Pit, Hugh Kingery reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 3 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Fountain Creek RP beaver dam on Rice’s Pond, David
Tonnessen reported Winter Wren.
---On November 18 on Hanover Rd, David Tonnessen reported Chihuahuan Raven
and 3 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On November 18 at Chico Basin Ranch, David Tonnessen reported Common
Redpoll, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 19 Lapland
Longspurs. On November 19 at Chico Basin Ranch, Aaron Yappert reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On November 18 at Midway Landfill, David Tonnessen reported 12
Chihuahuan Ravens, Lapland Longspur, and 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Canon City River Walk between MacKenzie Ave and S
Raynolds Ave, Rich Miller reported Wilson’s Warbler.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 14 on Bear Creek Greenbelt from S Kipling Pkwy to S
Wadsworth Blvd, Mary Burger reported an Osprey.
---On November 14 at Belmar Historic Park, Bez bezuidehout reported imm
Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 14 at Bear Creek Lake Park Big Soda Lakes N Trail, Pam
Zimmer reported Spotted Sandpiper.
---On November 15 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Diane Roberts
reported Greater White-fronts Goose.
---On November 18 at South Platte Reservoir SW bay, Ben Sampson reported 2
Surf Scoters.
---On November 19 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, James McCall reported Common
Yellowthroat.
---On Novmeber 21 at Prospect Park Tabor Lake, Bruce Snyder, Mark Chavez,
and Aaron Shipe reported f Black Scoter.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Grandview Cemetery, Nick Komar reported Red Crossbill
– Type 2.
---On Novmeber 15 at Spring Canyon Community Park, Walter Wehtje reported
Red-Crossill.
---On November 15 in Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake and Trail, Inez Whipple
reported 12 Common Redpoll.
---On November 16 at Lory SP, half way down Kimmons Trail, Kevin Keirn
reported 3 Common Redpoll.
---On November 17 at Dixon Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Common Redpoll at
north end.
---On November 17 SW of Running Deer NA, Dave Leatherman reported Swamp
Sparrow.
---On November 17 along Poudre River, S of Prospect, Dave Leatherman
reported 16 Red Crossbills.
---On November 18 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje
reported 1st-cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. On November 18 at Horseshoe
Reservoir, David Wade and Nick Komar reported Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) and
Iceland Gull subspec undetermined.
---On November 21 in Rocky Mountain NP Bear Lake area, Sue Riffe reported
22 Bohemian Waxwings.
---On November 21 at Boyd Lake, David Dowelll reported 1st cyc
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Corner of Red Lion Rd and US 138, Bill Kaempfer
reported 7 Greater White-Fronted Geese.
---On November 18 at North Sterling SP, Bill Kaempfer reported Common
Redpoll.

LOGAN/SEDGWICK COUNTIES:
---On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir, Cole Wild reported Black-legged
Kittiwake and White-winged Scoter. On November 14 at Jumbo Reservoir,
Steve Larson reported Black-legged Kittiwake, White-winged Scoter, 2 1st
winter Mew Gulls, and ad Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

MESA COUNTY:
---On November 10 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 8
Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) and 3 Common Loon; Mike Henwood and Gary Atwood
reported 8 Tundra Swans. On November 11 at Highline Lake SP, Carol
Ortenzio and JoAnn RIggle reported 8 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv); Ortenzio
also reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On November 12 at Highline Lake SP,
Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 8 Tundra Swans and Black Phoebe.
On November 13 at Highline Lake SP, JoAnn Riggle reported 8 Tundra Swans
and 15 Trumpeter Swans. On November 14 at Highline Lake SP, Carol Ortenzio
reported 10 Tundra Swan (3 ad, 7 juv). On November 16 at Highline Lake SP,
Connee Moffat reported 10 Tundra Swans. On November 18 at Highline Lake
SP, Carol Ortenzio reported 10 Tundra Swans; Glenn Pearson reported 8
Tundra Swans.
---On November 11 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported juv White-winged Scoter, Black Phoebe and 2 juv Chestnut-sided
Warblers; Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged Scoter and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher; Jerry and Linda Elling reported White-winged Scoter. On
Novmeber 12 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Chestnut-sided Warbler was
reported by Jackson Trappett, Katey Buster, Carol Ortenzio, and Lee Stigen,
JoAnn RIggle, and Betty Fenton; White-winged Scoter was reported by Ronda
Woodward and Deb Stegall and Betty Fenton. On November 13 at Colorado
River SP Fruita Section, JoAnn Riggle reported White-winged Scoter, Yellow
Warbler, and Chestnut-sided Warbler; Vic Zerbi reported Chestnut-sided
Warbler. On November 18 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Carol
Ortenzio reported Black Phoebe.
---On November 15 at Jerry Creek Reservoir SWA, Mike Henwood reported
Greater Yellowlegs. On November 16 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section,
Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 f Greater Scaup and Chestnut-sided
Warbler.
---On November 15 at Powderhorn Ski Area, Mike Henwood reported 2
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. On November 18 at Powerhorn Ski Area, Denise and
Mark Vollmar reported Black Rosy-Finch.
---On November 16 at Grand Junction WA, Katey Buster and Mike Henwood
reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On November 21 at
Grand Junction WA, Carol Ortenzio reported Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 19 at Vega SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported White-winged
Scoter.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On November 15 at pond off Hwy 13 beween turnoffs to Craig Station and
Trapper Mine, Forrest Luke 6 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 4 juv) and 4 Greater
Yellowlegs.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 14 at Centennial Park, Jim Beatty reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Paradox West Pond, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter
reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On November 18 on Hwy 5 near Wiggins, Bill Kaempfer reported Sandhill
Crane.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Holbrook Reservoir, David Chaffin reported Red-necked
Grebe. On November 14 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported Great
Egret and Red-necked Grebe.

PARK COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 9 Surf
Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs and Snow
Bunting. On November 19 at Elevenmile Reservoir, Brandon Percival, Glenn
Walbek, and Mark Peterson reported 5 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Pacific Loon, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and 2 Snow Bunting;
Steve Mlodinow reported 4 Surf Scoter, 2 White-winged Scoters, 4 Barrow’s
Goldeneyes, 2 Pacific Loon, 14 Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting.
---On November 18 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 11
Tundra Swans.
---On November 18 at Antero Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 21 Tundra
Swans. On November 19 at Antero Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 21
Tundra Swans.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 15 at Pueblo Reservoir, Robb Hinds reported ad Great
Black-backed Gull.
---On November 15 along Arkansas River in Pueblo, Brandon Percival
reported Chestnut-sided Warbler.
---On November 19 at Pueblo City Park, Mark Yaeger reported Yellow-throated
Warbler. On November 20 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival reported
Yellow-throated Warbler.
---On Novmeber 20 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival
reported Great Black-backed Gull and juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.











ROUTT COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, 11 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and just east of
reservoir dam on CR 18, Tom Litteral reported 80 Bohemian Waxwings. On
November 19 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral and JoAnn Riggle reported
Trumpeter Swan east of Oak Creek, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Greater
Scaup, Barrow’s Goldeneye.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 13 at Miramonte Reservoir, George Steele reported 4 Surf
Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters, and 5 American Pipits. On November 18 at
Miramonte Reservoir, Eric Hynes reported 4 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged
Scoters, 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, and 1-st winter Sabine’s Gull.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 16 at Jumbo Reservoir, Aaron Yappert reported 9 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Black-legged Kittiwake.
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 5 Greater
White-fronted Geese.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Dillon Reservoir, Tom WIlberding reported Barrow’s
Goldeneyes.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On November 19 at Manitou Lake, Robb Hinds reported ad m White-winged
Scoter. This is a new county bird for Teller County. Later
On November 19, Brandon Percival, Glenn Walbek, and Mark Peterson refound
the scoter.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On November 18 at Jumbo Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 6 Greater
White-fronted Geese and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 21 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Steve Mlodinow reported 32
Red Crossbills.
---On November 21 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat.

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, November 24 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580).
Meet at 0800 at Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City.
On I-70 east, take exit 278, turn left onto Quebec St, Turn right onto E
64th Ave, tur left onto Trenton St, continue onto Gateway Rd to Visitor
Center.
Will visit Lake Ladore and lower Derby Lake. Then will walk one of the
lesser used trails. We may walk 3-4 miles on mostly easy trails. Will
stop for lunch about 11. Trails are sometimes muddy. Bring water and
snacks or lunch. Scopes helpful for lakes but optional Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 25 will be to Walden Ponds
Wildlife Habitat/Sawhill led by Paula Hansley (plhansley AT gmail.com;
720-890-2628) Meet at Cottonwood Marsh parking lot at 0700. From
northbound US 36, take Foothills Parkway exit. Go north 2 miles to
Arapahoe Ave, then east to 75th St. Go north on 75th past Valmont Rd and
railroad tracks. Turn left at Wildlife Habitat sign. Follow road west and
south to Cottonwood Marsh parking lot.
Will walk 1-2 miles on level bround. Bring binoculars, snacks, and
water. Will look for waterfowl on lakes at Walden and Sawhill so bring a
scope if you have one. At 75th and Boulder Creek we could find Dippers and
lingering migrants. Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 26 will be to Chatfield SP Marina
sandspit led by Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Date: 11/21/17 4:00 pm
From: Ben S <benrmnp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Seeking Anyone Interested In Bonny And Crook CBCs On December 22nd and 23rd
I would like to do one or the other.
Ben Sampson
Centennial, CO

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Date: 11/21/17 10:32 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fri., 11/24, Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner with Ted Floyd
This outing is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon

Great Boulder Caper with Ted Floyd

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- *Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat*

Friday, November 24th, 2017, 7:30 a.m.-Sundown

Free: No limit, no reservations necessary.

Work off some of that holiday turkey dinner on this annual outing with the
ever energetic Ted Floyd, the erudite editor of American Birding Magazine
*. *He invites all birders to join him for the following:

“Hard to say where we’ll go or what we’ll see, but our very broad objective
will be to visit various lakes and ponds in eastern Boulder County. Maybe
we’ll see Bonaparte’s Gulls, a Swamp Sparrow or two, Harlan’s Hawks and
Cassiar Juncos, divers geese and gulls, problematic goldeneyes, a rare
grebe or loon…or maybe, probably, something entirely unexpected.”

No experience necessary. Children and non-birding companions welcome.
Carpooling helpful. Bring binoculars if you have ’em. Bring a scope to
share. Or not. Bring leftover tofurkey (this is the Great BOULDER Caper,
after all) and orange slices and such. Feel free to email lead caperer,
Yours Truly, with any questions: tedfloyd57 “at” hotmail “dot” com. Meet at
7:30 AM at Cottonwood Marsh at Walden Ponds, off of 75th Street.

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Date: 11/21/17 9:33 am
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Basemar Trap in Boulder (Boulder), etc.
There are many reasons to chase interesting or rare birds. Most of mine are no different than anyone else's: add to a list of one kind or another, increase experience and thereby improve ability to find said species on one's own, enjoy the thrill of laying eyes on a beautiful or charismatic bird, nostalgia related to a species that means something in your history, etc. More and more I like to chase the sites to see if the secrets of their attraction to a notable bird can be unraveled. It seems knowledge of these sites might improve our ability to find others in the future. Yesterday I went to Boulder hoping to see some of the recent goodies, yes, but equally wanting to decipher the elements that held these birds long enough for them to be discovered by birders. We have coined the term "trap" for locations that hold birds, usually migrants, for extended periods of time while these individual birds refuel and fatten up for the rest of their journey.


My MO on "site chases" tends to be the same: give the bird a chance to get away, then go check it out. If you actually see the bird days after first reported, you perhaps extend the knowledge of its visit which helps others, but mostly you can learn about its site without being accused of "messing things up". That is, nobody can say your tromping was the disturbance that drove the bird off. If the bird is gone, the big drawback is that you can't watch it do its thing, which, of course, would take away the guesswork related to how it was using the site.


The woodcock(s) at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in Larimer is/are a good example of what I mean here. Like zillions of us, I thrilled at watching my first Colorado woodcock rumba in the mud. And after Ranger Carl and birder reports seemed to confirm the bird had left, I went back, sampled the muck and learned a ton about what a Colorado woodcock might eat. This was chronicled in "The Hungry Bird" (April 2015 issue of "Colorado Birds, v49(no.2)).


I intended to do the same with the Purple Sandpiper situation but came up with a bunch of excuses why going all the way back up there wasn't reasonable. If the Bushong Brothers find another, I'll do better.


Back to Boulder. Yesterday I checked out 1) Skunk Creek near Basemar Shopping Center, 2) Twin Lakes (Twin Lakes Drive e of 63rd Avenue) and then 3) revisited the office park west of Foothills Parkway (3005 Center Green Drive) just n of Valmont where the Bay-breasted Warbler entertained us in Nov-Dec 2013 (how could it have been 4 years ago already!?). Here's what I found.


1) Skunk Creek - it seemed clear the main attraction was that nice little stream with a decent flow. The rest is gravy: sloped banks, heavily shaded, complex understory with lots of leaves to flip over to reveal worms and other associates of decaying vegetation, diverse woody plants with berries and insects. Chuck Hundertmark has a great photo on eBird which shows the black-throated blue with a buckthorn berry in its mouth. It appears to be European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), a plant that would seem to be unpalatable but which a lot of birds are known to eat. A few berry-laden buckthorns were evident yesterday, as were midges flying over the creek, other aquatic insects like mayflies, leafhoppers on the dominant tree (crack willow), wild roses with rose hips, snowberry shrubs, green ash volunteers, a Siberian elm full of Asian bark beetles, and chokecherry bushes (fruit long gone but this tree can have aphids). I did NOT see the varied thrush or the two species of black-throated warblers (blue or gray). I did see Black-capped Chickadees and one solitaire. In summary, a gem of habitat squeezed by urban humanity and not treated very well in terms of trash, but one certainly one worth frequently checking. And I enjoyed the nature art decorating the bike trail bridge under Broadway.


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2) Twin Lakes neighborhood - infestation of needle aphids in the Austrian Pines (Pinus nigra), probably Eulachnus rileyi. One of photos in Leslie S.'s original eBird report on November 17 clearly shows these on needles near the Tennessee Warbler. I collected several winged and wingless forms of this aphid from needles of Austrian pines near the tennis courts gone wild (just e of Twin Lakes Drive where it crosses the foot trail). I believe these same trees, or others nearby, also hosted a Nashville Warbler of late.


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I did not see warblers at Twin Lakes but did see Black-capped Chickadees in the pines. Many of the late warbler reports in Colorado (see Brandon's recent report from Pueblo) mention rare songbirds being in mixed flocks of other birds, usually chickadees. Homing in on chickadees at this time of year and searching thru them well would seem to be a good recipe for finding a tardy warbler.


3) Center Green Office Park continues to have many Austrian Pines infested with the same aphids as the Twin Lakes site, as it did when the bay-breast and other warblers (Northern Parula and yellow-rumps) pigged out in 2013. No warblers during my brief search yesterday but I did see three Mountain Chickadees and a Black-capped Chickadee. One can see these trees are infested before even getting out of the car (needles glistening with honeydew excrement of the aphids, yellow jacket males feeding on aphids and honeydew as their "last request" before being sentenced to death by sustained freezing temps).


Brandon and others no doubt have the historical Pueblo sites covered. What's going on warblerwise in the pines and oaks on the CU East Campus which has hosted Pine Warblers in past winters? Denver Office Park? Fort Logan Cemetery where Doug Kibbe had a Pine Warbler this fall? The Animas River hatchery in Durango? Undiscovered traps in downtown Grand Junction? Pines with aphids would seem to be key, but so is open water (water treatment plants, springs, etc.), recent migrant or wintering sapsucker sap-welling, midges and scale insects, even berries and feeding stations with suet.


Chase those sites.


Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins






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Date: 11/21/17 7:27 am
From: Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214...>
Subject: [cobirds] Seeking Anyone Interested In Bonny And Crook CBCs On December 22nd and 23rd
Hello all....

I am looking for anyone who may be interested in participating in the Bonny
and Crook Christmas Bird Counts as an overnight combo on December 22nd and
23rd. I figure anyone who lives along the Front Range that may be doing
both would spend the night out there. These are among the most exciting CBC
areas in the state IMO and I'd love to help out with both. I live in Fort
Collins and don't have a car but can definitely work out logistics. Can
absolutely contribute towards gas and whatever else needed.

Would greatly appreciate any response. Thank you very much!

Austin Hess
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Date: 11/21/17 3:06 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
Date: November 21, 2017

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

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (Douglas, Logan, Montezuma, Sedgwick,
Washington)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Pueblo)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa, Routt)
Tundra Swan (*Adams, Mesa, Moffat,Park)
Greater Scaup (Mesa, Routt)
Surf Scoter (Custer, Jefferson, Park, Routt, San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Custer, Logan/Sedgwick, Mesa, Park, Routt, San Miguel,
Teller)
Long-tailed Duck (Crowley, Mesa, Park)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Eagle, Park, Routt, Summit)
Northern Bobwhite (Arapahoe)
Red-necked Grebe (Otero)
Sandhill Crane (Delta, Morgan)
Sanderling (Pueblo)
Spotted Sandpiper (Jefferson)
Greater Yellowlegs (Douglas, Mesa, Moffat)
Black-legged Kittiwarke (Logan/Sedgwick, Sedgwick)
Sabine’s Gull (San Miguel)
Mew Gull (Logan/Sedgwick)
Iceland Gull (Kiowa, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick, *Pueblo, Washington)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Larimer)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park)
Great Egret (Delta, Otero)
Osprey (Adams, Jefferson)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (*Boulder)
Black Phoebe (Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Morgan)
Steller’s Jay (*Arapahoe)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Morgan, Phillips)
Winter Wren (El Paso)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Mesa)
Varied Thrush (Boulder)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Bohemian Waxwing (Routt)
American Pipit (San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Black Rosy-Finch (Mesa)
Common Redpoll (El Paso, Larimer, Logan)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (El Paso, Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Snow Bunting (Park)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (El Paso, Jefferson, Mesa, Otero)
Swamp Sparrow (Larimer)
White-throated Sparrow (Mesa, Otero)
Harris’s Sparrow (Larimer)
Tennessee Warbler (Boulder)
Nashville Warbler (*Boulder)
Common Yellowthroat (Jefferson)
Yellow Warbler (Mesa)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Mesa, Pueblo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Yellow-throated Warbler (*Pueblo)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Boulder)
Wilson’s Warbler (*Fremont)

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan. On November 15 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Sara Leavesley and Eric DeFonso reported Tundra Swan. On
November 17 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Gwen Moore
reported Tundra Swan. On November 18 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower
Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by Myron Gerhard, Candice Johnson,
Eddie Kasper, Riley and Heather Morris and Pablo Quezada. On November 19
at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra Swan was reported by
Ginny Bergstrom, John Cobb, ichael Lamson, Rebecca Laroche, Meg and Richard
Reck; John Cobb and icahel Lamson reported Greater Yellowlegs; Michael
Lamson reported Osprey.
---On November 20 at Rocky Mounntain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby Lake, Tundra
Swan was reported by Monday Birds, Diane Roberts, and Jared Kidder.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 14 at deKoevend Park Bart Deferme reported Northern
Bobwhite. On November 15 at DeKoevend Park, Steven Rash reported Northern
Bobwhite.
---On November 20 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Jared Del Rosso reported
Steller’s Jay.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush. On November 13 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar Shopping Center, Peter Gent and many other birders reported m
Varied Thrush; Bill Kaempfer and many other birders reported m
Black-throated Blue Warbler; Bill Kaempfer and Loch Kilpatrick reported
Black-throated Gray Warbler. On November 14 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar,
Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, and Joshua Smith reported Varied Thrush and
Black-throated Blue Warbler; many other birders also reported the two
birds. On November 16, at Skunk Creek behind Basemar, Luke Pheneger and
many other birds reported Black-throated Blue Warbler. On November 16 at
1630 Pablo Quezada reported Varied Thrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler
at Skunk Creek behind Basemar. On November 17 at Skunk Creek behind
Basemar, Kevin DeBoer reported Black-throated Blue Warbler.
---On November 17 at Twin Lakes in Boulder, Leslie S reported Tennessee
Warbler. Later on November 17, Christian Nunes refound Tennessee Warbler
at Red Fox Hills Park which is east of Twin Lakes.
---On November 18 a