Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: October 16, 2016 This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, October 16 sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species) NOTE: The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the famillies has changed Trumpeter Swan (Archuleta, Garfield, Mesa) Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer) Surf Scoter (Arapahoe, El Paso, Jefferson) Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Routt) Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan) White-winged Dove (Mesa) Red Phalarope (Custer) Jaeger spec (Douglas/Jefferson) Pomaraine Jaeger (*Douglas, *Jefferson) Parasitic Jaeger Bent/Kiowa) Sabine's Gull (Arapahoe, Bent/Kiowa, Douglas/Jefferson, El Paso, Larimer, Kiowa, *Logan, Logan/Sedgwick, Morgan, *Washington, *Weld) LITTLE GULL (*Logan) Laughing Gull (Boulder, Logan/Sedgwick) Mew Gull (Larimer) Lesser Black-backed Gull (Adams, Douglas/Jefferson, Morgan, Washington) Caspian Tern (Larimer) Red-throated Loon (*Logan) Pacific Loon (El Paso) Mississippi Kite (Adams) Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder, Montrose, Prowers, Weld) Red-headed Woodpecker (Morgan) Acorn Woodpecker (*Pueblo) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Prowers, Sedgwick) Williamson's Sapsucker (El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, *Saguache, Teller) Black Phoebe (Fremont, Mesa) Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln) Cassin's Kingbird (El Paso, Lincoln) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Larimer) Bell's Vireo (El Paso) Blue-headed Vireo (Kit Carson, Prowers) Philadelphia Vireo (Adams) Chihuahuan Raven (Kiowa) Bewick's Wren (Mesa, Montrose) Sprague's Pipit (Boulder, *Yuma) Chestnut-collared Longspur (Custer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Weld, Yuma) McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Morgan, Weld) Ovenbird (Bent) Black-and-white Warbler (Arapahoe) Tennessee Warbler (El Paso) Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Prowers) Northern Parula (Custer) Magnolia Warbler (El Paso, Bent, Larimer) Palm Warbler (Boulder, Washington) Pine Warbler (Prowers) Black-throated Green Warbler (Prowers) EASTERN TOWHEE (Prowers) Field Sparrow (Douglas, Washington) Sagebrush Sparrow (Montrose) Northern Cardinal (Prowers) Great-tailed Grackle (Custer) *****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 October 1 at Barr Lake Meredith McBurney banded a Philadelphia Vireo which was seen by Ira Sanders, Megan Miller, and Kurt Hansen. ARAPAHOE COUNTY: ---On October 12 at deKoevend Park, Jared Del Rosso reported Black-and-white Warbler on the High Line Canal Trail. ---On October 8 at South Platte Reservoir, Ben Sampson, Thomas Holub, and Dale Pate reported f-type Surf Scoter in the SE Corner. On October 9 at South Platte Reservoir, Mark Chavez, Gene Rutherford, Renee Casias, and John Drummond reported Surf Scoter. On October 10 at South Platte Reservoir, David Suddjian and many other birders reported Surf Scoter. On October 11 at South Platte Reservoir, Jill Boice, David Hill, Cynthia Madsen, Diane Roberts, and Mary Burger reported Surf Scoter. On October 13, Lee Farrell, Chris Gilbert, and David Dowell reported Surf Scoter at South Platte Reservoir. On October 14, Jason Beason, Andrea Robinsong, and Glenn Walbek reported Surf Scoer at South Platte Reservoir. ARCHULETA COUNTY: ---On October 5, Kay Hawklee reported a Trumpeter Swan at Pinon Lake Reservoir. BENT COUNTY: ---On October 1 an Ovenbird ws reported by David Dowell at Melody Tempel Grove. BENT/KIOWA COUNTIES: ---On October 4, Duane Nelson reported a juv LITTLE GULL at Adobe Creek Reservoir on the North part of the lake. Duane also reported multiple Sabine's Gulls. BOULDER COUNTY: ---On October 8, Ted Floyd reported a Laughing Gull at Valmont Reservoir in Boulder. ---On October 8, Jack Bushong reported Palm Warbler about 100 yards down Coal Creek Bike Trail near underpass at W Cherry. On October 8, Bob Spencer reported Palm Warbler at Dutch Creek Park in Louisville. On October 9, Jack Bushong reported Palm Warbler on Coal Creek Trail where it goes over Coal Creek near Dutch Creek Park. On October 9, Peter Burke reported Palm Warbler at Warembourgh Open Space in Louisville. ---On October 6 at Boulder Reservoir, Ted Floyd reported a flyover Sprague's Pipit and 2+ Sabine's Gulls. ---On October 6, a Nashville Warbler was reported by David Dowell and Chris Rurik at Golden Ponds Park & Nature Area in Longmont. ---On October 3, 3 juv Sabine's Gulls were reported by Thomas Heinrich near the dam at Boulder Reservoir. ---On October 1, 2 Broad-winged Hawks was reported by Peter Burke at Flagstaff Amphitheater. On October 9, a juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Peter Burke. ---On October 1 a Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Candice Johnson near Foothills and Diagonal highways intersection. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY: ---On October 2 a f Barrow's Goldeneye was reported by Temujin Shubodai at Echo Lake. CUSTER COUNTY: ---On October 10 at Lake DeWeese, Monday Birders reported 2 Great-tailed Grackles. ---On October 6 at Lake DeWeese, Mark Peterson reported Red Phalarop, Northern Parula, and 2 flyover Chestnut-collared Longspurs. DOUGLAS COUNTY: ---On October 13, at Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gwen Moore reported Pomarine Jaeger and Sabine's Gull. ---On October 1, a Field Sparrow was reported by Thomas Holub at Plum Creek Delta at Chatfield SP. DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES: ---On October 13, Adam Vesely and Mark Chavez reported Pomarine Jaeger at Chafield in area betweeh fishing pier and north boat ramp; Dan String, John Drummond and Jeannie Mitchell had good views of the Pomarine Jaeger from the handicapped Fisherman's pier and Scott Somershoe reported best view from the Jeff Co side North Boat Ramp. On October 13, Nic Korte and Scott Someshoe reported Pomarine Jaeger on Jefferson County side, and David Dowell, Scot Somershoe, Christine Alexander, Cheri Phillips, and Renee Casias reported Pomarine Jaerger on Douglas County side. On October 14, Dale Adams reported that the Pomarine Jaeger spend much of the time in the middle of the reservoir at Chatfield. The Pomarine Jaeger was reported on the Douglas side by Chuck Aid and Glenn Walbek and on the Jefferson side by Andrea Robinsing, Jason Beason, Tracy Phenger, and Norm Lewis. On October 15, Gregg Goodrich reported that the Pomarine Jaeger continues at Chatfield SP and was seen by many birders on both the Douglas county and Jefferson county side of the reservoir. ---On October 8 at Chatfield SP, Greg Pasquariello reported Lesser Black-backed Gull and Sabine's Gull. ---On October 4, a jaeger was reported by David Suddjian at Chatfield SP. EL PASO COUNTY: ---On October 11, Aaron Driscoll reported 3 Surf Scoters at Big Johnson. On October 11, John Drummond reported that a Pacific Loon joined the Surf Scoters at Big Johnson. On October 12, Kyle Kawley reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson. ---On October 1, a juv Sabine's Gull was reported by Brandon Percival and Bill Maynard at Big Johnson. FREMONT COUNTY: ---On October 8 on Canon City Riverwalk between Sells Lake and Raynolds Ave, Dale Adams reported Black Phoebe. GARFIELD COUNTY: ---On October 3, a Trumpeter Swan was reported by David Rymal on I-70 west of Rifle. JEFFERSON COUNTY: ---On October 14, Norm Lewis and Scoter Somershoe reported Surf Scoter at South Platte Reservoir. ---On October 12 at Chatfield SP, Ira Sanders reported a Pomarine Jaeger west of water intake at N end of Dam. ---On October 8 at Genesee Mountain Park, Sue Summer reported m Williamson's Sapsucker. KIOWA COUNTY: ---On October 4 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, Jane Stulp and Janeal Thompson reported 2 Sabine's Gulls. ---On October 1 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported 5 juv Sabine's Gulls and Chihuahuan Ravens ---On October 1 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservor, David Dowell reported juv Sabine's Gull and 11 Chihuahuan Ravens. KIT CARSON COUNTY: ---On October 2 at Flagler Park, Art Hudak, Mark Chavez and Tom Behnfield reported 2 Broad-winged Hawks. LARIMER COUNTY: ---On October 14 at Horseshoe Reservoir, Nick Komar reported Mexican Mallard and Mew Gull. ---On October 10, Nick Komar reported a juv Sabine's Gull at Timnath Reservoir. ---On October 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported by David Wade on US 287 about 1/2 north of Ted's Place and Brandon Nooner, Sean Walters, and Austin Hess reported the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher about 3/4 mile north on a fence across from the lumber yard. Later on October 3, Nick Komar reported that the m Scissor-tailed was hunker down in a scrub across from the lumber yard because of the high winds. On October 4, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported by Joe Mammoser near the lumber yard and was seen by several other birders. Elizabeth Gibbons reported 3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on October 4. On October 6, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported by April Eisele about 1 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 14. ---On October 2, a Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Nick Komar at the entrance station to Rocky Mountain NP. ---On October 1, a Magnolia Warbler was reported by Nick Komar at Arapahoe Bend NA. LINCOLN COUNTY: ---On October 5 on the playa south of Arriba on CR 63, Steve Mlodinow reported 1000 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 50 McCown's Longspurs. LOGAN COUNTY: ---On October 7 at North Sterling Reservoir and State Park, Steve Mlodinow reported Sabine's Gull, flyover LITTLE GULL, and Chestnut-collared Longspur. On October 15 at North Sterling Reservoir and State Park, David Dowell reported juv Red-throated Loon, 3 Sabine's Gulls and LITTLE GULL. ---On October 7 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Sabine's Gull and Laughing Gull. MESA COUNTY: ---On October 12, Mike Henwood reported a Black Phoebe at Grand Valley Audubon Nature Center. ---On October 8, Mike Henwood reported a White-winged Dove on O1/2 Road. ---On October 5 on old Hwy 6 in De Beque Canyon, JoAnn Riggle reported a Trumpeter Swan. On October 9, Mike Henwood reported ad Trumpeter Swan at the DeBeque Canyon Tunnel Pullout Area. The swan was in the river close to where you re-enter I-70. On October 12, Mike Henwood reported Trumpeter Swan and 3 Bewick's Wrens at DeBeque Canyon Tunnel Pullout Area. On October 13, Phil Lyon reported Trumpeter Swan at BeBeque canyon tunnel Pullout Area. MONTROSE COUNTY: ---On October 9, Coen Dexter reported 4 Sagebrush Sparrows and a Bewick's Wren at the Nucla Airport. ---On October 4, Coen Dexter reported a hatch year Broad-winged Hawk circling over Nucla. MORGAN COUNTY: ---On October 7 at Jackson Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Sabine's Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gull. MORGAN/WELD COUNTIES: ---On October 7 On M CR4/ W CR105 Steve Mlodinow reported 100s of McCown's Longspurs and Chestnut-collared Longspurs north of Jackson Reservoir. PROWERS COUNTY: ---On October 13 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dave Leatherman reported Black-throated Green Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpekcer, and 2 Northern Cardinals. ---On October 13 at Fairmount Cemetery, Dave Leatherman reported Pine Warbler. ---On October 7 in Willow Creek Subdivision in Lamar, Dave Leatherman reported 1 imm f EASTERN TOWHEE. ---On October 7 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dorothy Russell reported Blue-headed Vireo and Red-bellied Woodpecker. ---On October 5 at Lamar Community College Wood, Dave Leatherman reported 2 Nashville Warblers, Broad-winged Hawk, and Red-bellied Woodpecker. PUEBLO COUNTY: ---On October 15 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Jo Ann Andrews reported Acorn Woodpecker. ROUTT COUNTY: ---On October 12 at Lake Catamount, Nic Korte reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes. SAGUACHE COUNTY: ---On October 15, John Cobb reported m Williamson's Sapsucker at King's Hill Overlook. SEDGWICK COUNTY: ---On October 7 at Jumbo Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Sabine's Gull, Laughing Gull and 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers. TELLER COUNTY: ---On October 3, a male Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Gary Smith at Florissant Fossil Beds NM. WASHINGTON COUNTY: ---On October 15 at Prewitt Reservoir, David Dowell reported Sabine's Gull. ---On October 5 at Last Chance Rest Area, Steve Mlodinow reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 2 Western Palm Warblers and a Field Sparrow. WELD COUNTY: ---On October 15 at Union Reservoir, David Hill and Cynthia Madsen reported Sabine's Gull. ---On October 13 on I-25 Frontage road S of Hwy 119, Sue Riffe reported ad light morph Broad-winged Hawk. ---On October 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Sabine's Gull. On October 11 at Lower Latham Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Sabine's Gulls (2 juv, 1 ad) ---On October 5 at Briggsdale, Liza Antony reported 1 Lapland Longspur and 3 Mc Cown's Longspurs. YUMA COUNTY: ---On October 8 at Pipit Hill in Hale Area, Bill Kaempfer and his field trip reported Sprague's Pipits and Chestnut-collared Longspurs. On October 15 at Pipit Hill in Hale Area, a Sprague's Pipit was reported by Mark Chavez, Art Hudak, and Christine Alexander. Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips: The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, October 16 will be to Chico Basin Ranch led by Mark Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-320-8646) This trip is full. The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, October 16 will be to Bluff Lake Nature Center led by Pratyaydipta Rudra and Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr At gmail.com; 919-699-4043) Directions: From I-70 East, go south on Havana St and left onto E 29th Dr, which then join Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Continue on Martin Luther King jr Blvd to Bluff Lake Nature Center in the park on left side. Meet the leaders at 0730. Prat and Pooj are new DFO leaders who have been very active on DFO field trips since they move to denver a year ago. Please welcome them. Bluff Lake offers a great range of habitat: wetland, yucca, and large cottonwoods. Portable toilets are on site but no potable water. Will walk on level trails up to 3 miles. There is a 40 step stair before the start of the walk. bring plenty of water, suncreen. Scopes are optional. Register online or contact leader. The DFO Fiedl Trip For Sunday, October 16 will be to Clear Spring Ranch Regional Park (El Paso) led by Chris Gilbert (chrisgee9 AT gmail.com; 804-214-1508). Directions: To carpool meet at King Soopers parking lot at 100 Founders Parkway (just east of I-25) in Castle Rock, exit 184. Meet at 0600. All day moderate trip with first half at Clear Springs ranch Regional Park (east side of I-25 at exit 123) then drive back north to Fountain Creek Regional Park for lunch and walking the park. Bring lunch, snacks, water, bug spray, sun screen and extra water. Expect 4-5 miles of mainly flat land walking total. Anticipate being done by 4:30 pm. Register online or contact leader. Trip is limited to the first 12 registrations. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAHtstTdYOweoC5eyD7O-OwdvMYubScL14oOLaao6B8ZUZrQqaA%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.