Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  September 18, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday,  September 18 sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Pueblo)
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)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Larimer)
Jaeger spec (*Douglas, *Sedgwick)
Parasitic Jaeger (*Arapahoe, *Sedgwick)
Sabine's Gull (*Arapahoe, Jefferson)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Douglas, Morgan, Washington)
Caspian Tern (Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, Morgan)
Pacific Loon (El Paso)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Weld)
Mississippi Kite (Adams)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Boulder, Prowers)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Arapahoe)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Morgan, *Sedgwick, Washington)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa, Teller)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Teller)
Least Flycatcher (Larimer, Morgan, Washington, *Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Arapahoe, Boulder, El Paso, Morgan,  Washington, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Pueblo)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Adams, Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Adams, El Paso, Lincoln, Pueblo,  *Weld)
Bell's Vireo (El Paso, *Sedgwick)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Larimer)
Blue-headed Vireo (Kit Carson)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Jackson, Morgan)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln)
Ovenbird (Morgan, Washington, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Adams, Mesa, Pueblo)
Prothonotary Warbler (*El Paso)
Tennessee Warbler (*Sedgwick, Yuma)
Nashville Warbler (Mesa)
Magnolia Warbler (Bent, El Paso)
Blackburnian Warbler (Larimer)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bent)
Blackpoll Warbler (Morgan)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
CANADA WARBLER (Bent, El Paso, Prowers)
Red Fox Sparrow (Weld)
Northern Cardinal (Morgan, Prowers)
Bobolink (Larimer)

*****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 18, Tom Behnfield
reported Parasitic Jaeger and Sabine's Gulls at Cherry Creek Reservoir.
The jaeger was seen by many birders on September 18.
---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

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 a Magnolia Warbler was reported by Duane Nelson W of CR
35 and S of Ft Lyon Canal.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On September 18 a Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Peter Burke flying
over Flagstaff Amphitheater.
---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.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On September 18 a dark Jaeger was reported by Dick Scholer at the end of
the sandsplit at Chatfield SP.
---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.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On September 16, Bill Maynard reported that a Prothonotary Warbler was
banded at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area).  On September 17, the Prothonotary
Warbler was recaptured and Walter Wehtje took a great photo of the warbler.
---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 16, Steve Brown reported that he banded a hatch year Gray
Flycatcher at Clear Spring Ranch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OURAY COUNTY:
---On Septeber 16 a Black Swift on nest was reported by Thea Sinclair at
Box Canyon Falls Park.

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.

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.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On September 17 at Jumbo Reservoir, David Dowell, Bill Kempfer, and John
Vanderpoel reported Sabine's Gull, 2 ad light-morph Parasitic Jaegers and
another jaeger spec possibly a Pomarine.
---On September 17 at Sand Draw SWA, David Dowell reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Bell's Vireo, and Tennessee Warbler.

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
17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Least Flycatchers and Cassin's Kingbird at
Crow Valley CG.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

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

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