Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: September 17, 2016 This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, September 17 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species) NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the famillies has changed Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer, Pueblo) Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek) Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa) Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Mesa) Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan) Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Pueblo) Greater Roadrunner (Weld) Black Swift (*Ouray) RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*Bent) Snowy Plover (Bent, Washington) Piping Plover (Bent) Mountain Plover (Jackson, Kit Carson) Ruddy Turnstone (Logan) Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Arapahoe, Kit Carson, Larimer) Jaeger spec (Douglas) Parasitic Jaeger (*Arapahoe) Sabine's Gull (*Arapahoe, *Jefferson) LITTLE GULL (Douglas) WESTERN GULL (*Washington) Thayer's Gull (Washington) Lesser Black-backed Gull (Douglas, Morgan, Washington) Caspian Tern (Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, Morgan) Pacific Loon (El Paso) NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose) Green Heron (Otero) YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Kiowa, Weld) Mississippi Kite (Adams) Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder, Prowers) Lewis's Woodpecker (Arapahoe) Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, El Paso, Morgan, Washington, Weld, Yuma) Williamson's Sapsucker (Clear Creek, Mesa, Teller) American Three-toed Woodpecker (Teller) Least Flycatcher (Larimer, Morgan, Washington, Weld) Gray Flycatcher (Arapahoe, *Boulder,* El Paso, Morgan, Washington, Weld) Black Phoebe (Garfield, Pueblo) Great Crested Flycatcher (Adams, Bent, Kiowa, Lincoln, El Paso, Phillips) Cassin's Kingbird (Adams, El Paso, Lincoln, Pueblo, *Weld) Bell's Vireo (El Paso) Gray Vireo (Montezuma) Yellow-throated Vireo (*Larimer) Blue-headed Vireo (Kit Carson, Weld) Philadelphia Vireo (Logan) Carolina Wren (Boulder) Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso) Chestnut-collared Longspur (Arapahoe, Jackson, Morgan, Weld) McCown's Longspur (Arapahoe, Larimer, Lincoln, Weld) Ovenbird (Morgan, Washington, *Weld) Northern Waterthrush (Adams, El Paso, Kit Carson, La Plata, Mesa, Pueblo) Prothonotary Warbler (*El Paso) Tennessee Warbler (Prowers, Yuma) Nashville Warbler (Clear Creek, Mesa) Magnolia Warbler (Bent, El Paso) Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer) Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent) Blackpoll Warbler (La Plata, Morgan) Palm Warbler (El Paso) Pine Warbler (Cheyenne, Prowers) Black-throated Gray Warbler (El Paso) Black-throated Green Warbler (Kit Carson, Weld) CANADA WARBLER (Bent, El Paso, Prowers) Summer Tanager (La Plata) Red Fox Sparrow (*Weld) Northern Cardinal (Morgan, Prowers) Bobolink (Larimer) Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Kit Carson) *****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions: www.coloradocountybirding.org ADAMS COUNTY: ---On September 11 at Rocky Mt Arsenal NWR, Pablo Quezada reported Cassin's Kingbird. ---On September 9 a Northern Waterthrush was banded by Meredith McBurney at the Barr Lake Banding Station. ---On September 8 a Great Crested Flycatcher was banded by Meredith McBurney at the Barr Lake Banding Station. ARAPAHOE COUNTY: ---On September 15 at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Glenn Walbek reported 4 Sabine's Gulls and Parasitic Jaeger. The Parasitic Jaeger was seen by several birders on September 15. On September 16, Glenn Walbek that the jaeger continued and after obtaining better photos confirm that it is a juv intermediate morph Parasitic Jaeger. Many birders were able to see the Parasitic Jaeger and Sabine's Gull at Cherry Creek Reservoir and Lee Farrell reported a Red-necked Grebe. ---On September 11 2 Lewis's Woodpeckers were reported by Jared Del Rosso on the High Line Canal Trail in Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve in Greenwood Village. ---On September 10, Loch Kilpatrick reported Gray Flycatcher, 3 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and 2 McCown's Longspurs on US 36 W of Last Chance. ---On September 10, Gene Rutherford reporte 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs and 2 McCown's Longspurs on US 36 and Calhoun Byers Rd. ---On September 6, Gene Rutherford reported 2 McCown's Longspurs at playa on CR 185 (Calboun Byers Rd). ---On September 6, Gene Rutherford and Loch Kilpatrick reported 3 Chestnut-collared Lonspurs at playas on Calhoun Byers Rd. ---On September 2, Cheri Phillips reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Quincy Rd and Exmore Road south of Byers. On September 3, Loch Kilpatrick refound the Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Byers Playa (west of CR 181 on Quincy Rd). Many Birders saw the Buff-breasted Sandpiper on September 3. On September 4, Tom Behnfield reported that the Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues at Byers Playa and several birders have seen it. On September 5, Mark Minner-Lee reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper W of CR 181 and N of CR 34 which is not Byers Playa. BENT COUNTY: ---On September 13, Duane Nelson reported a male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD is visiting him feeder in Las Animas. If you would like to try for the bird, contact Duane a dnelson1 AT centurytel.net. Duane Nelson reported that the RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD returned on September 16. On September 14, Adam Vesely reporte RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in Las Animas. On September 15, Jeannie Mitchell got several good photos of the RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRd in Las Animas. ---On September 8, Dan Stringer reported a CANADA WARBLER at Hasty CG on the N border near east end. ---On September 8, Duane Nelson reported a CANADA WARBLER was visiting his yard in Las Animas. If you would like to try for the bird, contact Duane at dnelson1 AT centurytel.net. ---On September 7 at Van's Grove, Duane Nelson reported Chestnut-sided Warbler. ---On September 7 at "Clayton Point" reached by CR 20 access poin on CR jj working south and east, Duane Nelson reported Piping Plover and a handful of Snowy Plovers. ---On September 7 at Hasty CG, Duane Nelson reported Great Crested Flycatcher. ---On September 7 a Magnolia Warbler was reported by Duane Nelson W of CR 35 and S of Ft Lyon Canal. ---On September 3 at Lake Hasty CG, Brandon Percival reported Great Crested Flycatcher and Baltimore Oriole. ---On September 3 at Melody Tempel Grove, Brandon Percival reported Great Crested Flycatcher. BOULDER COUNTY: ---On September 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by the field trip to Rabbit Mountain led by Carl Starace. ---On September 14 a Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jeff Parks flying over the South Mesa Trail in Boulder. ---On September 13 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Smith Park in Boulder. ---On September 11 a Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Peter Burke flying over University of Colorado Main Campus in Boulder. ---On September 2 a Carolina Wren was reported by Jack Bushong at Warembourg Open Space in Louisville. On September 3 Chris Rurik reported Carolina Wren at Waremboug Open Space. ---On September 2, 2 juv Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Thomas Heinrich at Heil Ranch by old ranch buildings by Cattle guard. CHEYENNE COUNTY: ---On September 3, a Pine Warbler was reported by David Dowel in Cheyenne Wells. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY: ---On September 5 at Mt Evans Groundhog Flat, Austin Schuver reported Nashville Warbler. ---On September 1 at Echo Lake, David Howell reported 11 Barrow's Goldeneyes and f Williamson's Sapsucker. DOUGLAS COUNTY: ---On September 14 a Lesser Black-backed Gull and Cassin's Kingbird were reported by Mark Minner-lee at Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP. ---On September 13 a Caspian Tern was reported by David Suddjian by the original Heronry Overlook at Chatfield SP. ---On September 7 a juv Jaerger was reported by Brian Johnson at Chatfield. ---On September 3, Joey Kellner reported a juv LITTLE GULL at Chatfield SP at Plum Creek Delta and Roxburough Cove. It was best seen from Marina Sandsplit. Many Birders got to see the LITTLE GULL on September 3. On September 4, Joey Kellner reported that the LITTLE GULL continues at Chatfield in the same area and many birders have been able to see it. On September 5, Steve Stachowiak reported that the LITTLE GULL continues at Chatfield and many birders saw it. EL PASO COUNTY: ---On September 16, Bill Maynard reported that a Prothonotary Warbler was banded at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area). ---On September 14 a Magnolia Warbler was banded By Laura-Marie Koitsch at Chico Basin. ---On September 8 a m CANADA WARBLER was banded at Chico Basin Ranch (fee Area) as reported by Laura-Marie Koitsch. ---On September 12 at Big Johnson, Mark Peterson reported Red-necked Grebe and Pacific Loon. On September 13, Kyle Hawley, Mel Goff, Gary Koehn, Aaron Driscoll, Leonard Lake and David Tonessen reported Red-necked Grebe and Mel Goff, Leonard Lake, and David Tonessen reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson. On September 14, a Pacific Loon was reported by Mel Goff at Big Johnson. On September 14, Adam Vesely reported Red-necked Grebe and Pacific Loon at Big Johnson. On September 15, Mark Minner-Lee reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson. ---On September 5, Laura-Marie Koitsch reported that a Bell's Vireo was banded at Chico Basin Ranch and on September 3 a Great Crested Flycatcher was banded. ---On September 4 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Jeannie Mitchell reported Red-headed Woodpecker and 4 Curve-billed Thrashers. On September 5 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Monday Birders reported Gray Flycatcher and 6 Curve-billed Thrashers. On September 14 at Chico Basin Ranch Frank Farrel reported Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On September 2 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Kyle Hawley reported Red-headed Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 Sage Thrashers, and Palm Warbler. On September 11, Renee Casias reported Curve-billed Thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch. ---On August 28 a Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported by David Tonnessen at Kettle Lakes. ---On September 4, Steve Brown reported banding a hatch year Northern Waterthrush at Clear Spring Ranch. On September 5, Steve Brown reported banding another Northern Waterthrush at Clear Spring Ranch. On September 7, Steve Brown reported banding Northern Waterthrush #19 at Clear Spring Ranch. On September 16, Steve Brown reported that he banded a hatch year Gray Flycatcher at Clear Spring Ranch. GARFIELD COUNTY: ---On September 3 a Black Phoebe was reported by Rob Norville at Silt Island Park on the bridge on the south side of the park. JACKSON COUNTY: ---On September 12 at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop, Bob Friedrichs reported Mountain Plover and Chestnut-collared Longspur. On September 14 a Mountain Plover was reported by David Griffin at Arapaho NWR Auto Loop. JEFFERSON COUNTY: ---On September 16 a Sabine's Gull was reported by Norm Lewis at the Chatfield Swim Beach. ---On September 13 a Caspian Tern was reported by David Suddjian by Kingfisher Bridge at Chatfield SP. KIT CARSON COUNTY: ---On September 6, Glenn Walbek and Mark Peterson reported Blue-headed Vireo and Northern Waterthrush in Bethune. ---On September 5, Glenn Walbek reported 15 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and Red-headed Woodpecker near Burlington, E of CR 56 and N of CR N. ---On September 1, Glenn Walbek reported Mountain Plover, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Baltimore Oriole on CR N east of CR 57. KIOWA COUNTY: ---On September 3 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported imm YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and Great Crested Flycatcher. LA PLATA COUNTY: ---On September 4, Susan Allerton reported Northern Waterthrush, m Blackpoll Warbler, and m Summer Tanager on Animas River Trail behind 4 Corners Riversports. LARIMER COUNTY: ---On September 15, Dave Leatherman reported at Yellow-throated Vireo at Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins in the NE corner section, west of the ditch and David Wade obtained photos. ---On September 13 a Blackburnian Warbler was reported by David Wade at Prospect Ponds SE parking lot. ---On September 12 Andy Bankert reported Least Flycatcher and McCown's Longspur at Timnath Reservoir and David Wade reported Caspian Tern. ---On September 11 a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Jack Bushong at Timnath Reservoir. ---On September 5 a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe Reservoir. LOGAN COUNTY: ---On September 4 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Bill Kaempfer at Prewitt Reservoir. ---On September 2 at Jumbo Reservoir, Dan Stringer reported Ruddy Turnstone. MESA COUNTY: ---On September 15 at Pinyon Mesa on MS Road, Ron Lambeth reporte 8 Gunnison Sage-Grouse and Dusky Grouse. ---On September 6 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Mike Henwood reported 3 Northern Waterthrush. On September 7, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Northern Waterthrush at Horsethief Canyon SWA. On September 8 Dave and Diane Trappett reported 2 Northern Waterthrush at Horesthief Canyon SWA. On September 12, JoAnn Riggle and Ron Lambeth reporter Northern Waterthrush at Horsethief Canyon SWA and Lambeth also reported Nashville Warbler. MONTEZUMA COUNTY: ---On September 1 a Gray Vireo was reported by Craig Rasmussen at Wetherill Mesa at Mesa Verde NP. MONTROSE COUNTY: ---On September 4 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at Baldridge and Ute Parks in Montrose. MORGAN COUNTY: ---On September 13 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by David Dowell at Jackson Reservoir. On September 15 at Jackson Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and 2 Northern Cardinals. ---On September 10, Glenn Walbek reorted 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Least Flycathcer, Gray Flycatcher and Ovenbird at Rd W.7 and CR 33 N of Hillrose. ---On September 8 at Jackson Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns, 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Least Flycatchers, and a Blackpoll Warbler. OTERO COUNTY: ---On September 3 a Green Heron was reported by Brandon Percival at Rocky Ford SWA. OURAY COUNTY: ---On Septeber 16 a Black Swift on nest was reported by thea Sinclair at Box Canyon Falls Park. PHILLIPS COUNTY: ---On September 5 at Holyoke City Park, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Great Crested Flycatcher. PROWERS COUNTY: ---On September 13 a Broad-winged Hawk and 3 Northern Cardinals were reported by Jane Stulp and Janeal Thompson at Lamar Community College Woods. ---On September 10 a CANADA WARBLER was reported by Jill Smith at Willow Creek Park in Lamar. ---On September 8 a f Northern Cardinal was reported by Janeal Thompson at Lamar Community College Woods. ---On September 3 a Pine Warbler was reported by Brandon Percival at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. On September 7 and 9 at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Janeal Thompson reported a Pine Warbler. ---On September 3 a Tennessee Warbler was reported by Jill Smith at Willow Creek in Lamar. PUEBLO COUNTY: ---On September 13 Brandon Percival reported Northern Waterthrush and Black Phoebe at Valco Ponds/Rock Canyon and on September 14, Brandon Percival reported 2 Northern Waterthrush, Black Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, and Mexican Duck ---On September 9 at Pueblo Reservoir Sailboard Launch Area, Brandon Percival reported Red-necked Grebe. TELLER COUNTY: ---On Sepember 11 at North and South Catamount Reservoir, Chris Brobin reported Williamson's Sapsucker and American Three-toed Woodpecker. WASHINGTON COUNTY: ---On September 9 at Last Chance Rest Area, Joey Kellner reported Ovenbird. ---On September 1, Tina Jones reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt. On September 2, Brian Johnson reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt. On September 2, Joey Kellner reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and Gray Flycatcher at Prewitt. On September 4, Art Hudak and Tom Behnfield reported Snowy Plover and WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir. On September 9, a WESTERN GULL was reported by Joey Kellner, Kathy Mihm Dunning, and Charles Lawerence at Prewitt Reservoir. On September 10 a WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull were reported by Glenn Walbek at Prewitt Reservoir. On September 16 a WESTERN GULL was reported by Kathy Mihm Dunning, Joey Kellner, and Charlie Lawrence at Prewitt Reservoir. WELD COUNTY: ---On September 16 at Norma's Grove, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Cassin's Kingbird, Ovenbird, and Red Fox Sparrow. ---On September 13 5 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Dave Leatherman N Crow Valley CG and N of USFS Work Cednter on CR 77 just S of GR 96.. ---On September 12 a juv YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Steve Mlodinow and Nick Moore at Baxter Lake which is e of WCR1 (County Line Rd) at the intersection with Wilfred S of Berthoud. Park on Wilfred and walk. ---On September 11 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Dan Stringer on CR 43 just N of CR 42 near a small cemetery. ---On September 10, David Blue and Greg Wann reported juv Red-headed Woodpecker and 2 Gray Flycatchers at Crow Valley CG. On September 11, Adam Vesely, Art Hudak, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield reported 2 juv Red-headed Woodpeckers and Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG. On September 13, Dave Leatherman reported Red-headed Woodpecker at Crow Valley CG. ---On September 7, Steve Mlodinow reported Chestnut-collared Longspur and 3 Red-headed Woodpecker (1 ad, 2 imm) at Crow Valley CG. ---On September 5, Joey Angstman reported Black-throated Green Warbler at Crow Valley CG. ---On September 5, Gary Lefko reported 30+ McCown's Longspurs on CR 114 halfway between Hwy 85 and CR 37. ---On September 2 at Crow Valley, Joe Mammoser reported Blue-headed Vireo. On September 15 Normal Lewis reported Blue-headed Vireo at Crow Valley CG. ---On September 2 at Crow Valley, Dave Leatherman reported Least Flycatcher and Gray Flycatcher. YUMA COUNTY: ---On September 9 at Arikaree SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers. Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips: The DFO Field trip for Saturday, September 17 will be to Bluff Lake Nature Center led by A.J. Gest (offsetaj AT comcast.net; 303-994-2420). This trip is full. The DFO Field trip for Sunday September 18 will be to Banner Lakes SWA led by Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646) This trip is full Good Birding, Joyce Takamine Boulder -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTejDMAhB9YpswT-wD2izoKYoTVX%2BbwzQicnLbmwrqfksQ%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.