Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
e-mail:      RBA AT
Date:        February 4, 2018

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, February 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 (Delta, El  Paso, *Otero, Pueblo)
Trumpeter Swan (*Fremont, *Pueblo)
Wood Duck (*Otero)
Greater Scaup (*Arapahoe, *El Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Adams, Garfield)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (*Weld)
Wild Turkey (Denver, El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (*Pueblo)
Western Grebe (*Archuleta)
Clark’s Grebe (*Fremont)
Greater Roadrunner (*Bent, *El Paso)
Virginia Rail (*Weld)
Least Sandpiper (Mesa)
Spotted Sandpiper (Garfield)
Greater Yellowlegs (Adams)
California Gulll (*Archuleta)
Iceland Gull (El Paso, Pueblo, Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Archuleta)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Double-crested Cormorant (Kiowa, *Pueblo)
HARRIS’S HAWK (*Larimer)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Pueblo)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Pueblo)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Boulder)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso)
Say’s Phoebe (*Arapahoe, Denver)
Steller’s Jay (Baca)
Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo)
Mountain Chickadee (*Otero)
Rock Wren (*Otero)
Canyon Wren (*Otero)
Western Bluebird (Douglas)
Mountain Bluebird (*Adams)
Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso, *Pueblo)
Long-billed Thrasher (Baca)
Northern Mockingbird (Adams)
American Pipit (*Montezuma, *Pueblo)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch ( Pitkin)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Pitkin)
Cassin’s Finch (Baca, Yuma)
Common Redpoll (Chaffee, Larimer)
Red Crossbill (Arapahoe, Larimer)
Lapland Longspur (*Pueblo)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca, *Otero)
Canyon Towhee (Baca, *Otero)
Field Sparrow (Baca)
Fox Sparrow (Delta, *Larimer)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Baca)
Harris’s Sparrow (*Denver)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Weld)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (*Arapahoe, *Larimer, *Prowers)
Pine Warbler (Larimer)
Northern Cardinal (*Prowers)

---On February 2 on S Platte Trail from Riverside Cemetery to Sand Creek,
Gabrield Wiltse reported Greater Yellowlegsl near intersection with York
---On February 1 at Big Dry Creek Open Space, David Ely reported Northern
---On February 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR East Auto Tour, Joe Roller
reported 2 Mountain Bluebirds.  On February 3 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NWR, Camereon Carver reported Mountain Bluebird.


---On January 29 at South Platte Reservoir, Robert Thoren and others
reported Yellow-billed Loon and White-winged Scoter in Jefferson County
part of reservoir; Candice Johnson and Gwen Moore reported White-winged
Scoter in Douglas county.  On January 30 at South Platte Reservoir, Jerry
Baines reported White-winged Scoter and Yellow-billed Loon.  On January 31
at South Platte Reservoir, Alan Peryam reported White-winged Scoter and
Yellow-billed Loon; Cynthia Kristensen reported White-winged Scoter.  On
February 1 at South Platte Reservoir, David Suddjian repored White-winged
Scoter and Yellow-billed Loon and fly by Long-tailed Duck.  On February 2
at South Platte Reservoir, Loch Kilpatrick reported White-winged Scoter and
Yellow-billed Loon; Crystal Wilson reported Yellow-billed Loon.  On
February 3 at S Platte Reservoir, Dick Filby and several other birders
reported White-winged Scoter and Yellow-billed Loon.
--- On February 3 at Eaglewatch Lake, Kathy Mihm Dunning, Scott Somershoe,
and Tony Leukering reported Yellow-rumped Warbler and Yellow-rumped
(Audubon’s) Warbler.
---On January 30 at Lee Gulch Overlook Trail, David Hill reported Say’s
---On January 31 at Aurora Reservoir, Nick Komar reported White-winged
Scoter, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, and Glaucous Gull.
---On February 2 at Cherry Creek SP, David Hill reported Say’s Phoebe.
---On February 3 at South Platte Park, Cynthia Madsen reported 9 Greater

---On February 3 at Navajo Lake SP Windsurf Beach, Amada and Jason St
Pierre reported Lesser Black-backed Gull.  This is a new County Bird if
accepted.  They also reported 3 California Gulls and 15 Western Grebe.

---On January 31 at Cottonwood Canyon southern loop, Tony Leukering
reported Steller’s Jay, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, and
Cassin’s Finch, and Long-billed Thrasher.
---On January 31 at CR J at Wait Ranch, Tony Leukering reported Canyon
---On January 31 at CR at NE most canyon, Tony Leukering reported Canyon
Towhee and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows.

---On February 2 at Hasty Campground Dan Stringer reported 3 Greater

---On January 31 at 6th and Arapahoe in Boulder by Boulder Creek, Jonathan
Striepen reported Red-naped Sapsucker.

---On January 29 in Paonia, Dennis Garrison reported that the Fox Sparrow
continues to visit the FS office feeder.
---On January 31 at Confluence Park in Delta, Carol Brysky reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.

--On January 30 at First Creek at DEN, Brian Johnson reported Harris’s
Sparrow.  On February 2 at First Creek at DEN, Dick Filby reported Harris’s
---On January 30 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Alison Hixon reported Wild
---On January 31 at Westerly Wetlands, Janice Avey reported Say’s Phoebe.

---On February 2 on East Plum Creek Trail, Cynthia Kristensen reported
Western Bluebird.

---On December 21 David Tonnessen reported RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (ruber)
on Miranda Road in Colorado Springs.  On February 1 on Miranda Road, Tony
Leukering reported RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER.
---On February 3 at Double Tree Hotel Pond, Joy and Leonard Lake reported f
Greater Scaup.
--- On February 1 on Hanover Road, Diane Roberts and Betty Glass reported
Greater Roadrunner and 2 Chihuahuan Raven.
---On February 1 at Hanover Fire Station, Diane Roberts and Betty Glass
reported Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On February 2 at Old Pueblo Rd S of Link Rd, Gwen Moore reported 26 Wild
Turkey and 2 Curve-billed Thrashers.
---On February 2 at Old Pueblo Road and Birdsall Rd, Alan Ketcham reported
Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On February 2 on Hanover Road, Gwen Moore reported Curve-billed
Thrasher.  On February 3 on Hanover Road, Christine Alexander and Renee
Casias reported Greater Roadrunner and Curve-billed Thrasher; Tanja Britton
reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
---On February 2 at Nancy Lewis Park in Colorado Springs, Gloria Nikolai
reported 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.

--On January 26 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jim Merrit reported 2 Trumpeter
Swans and 2 Chihuahuan Ravens; Joel Adams reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.  On
January 27 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Robb Hinds, Glenn Walbek, and Loch
Kilpatrick reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.  On January 29 at Brush Hollow
Reservoir, John Drummond and Richard Dunn reported 2 Trumpeter Swans.  On
February 1 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jim Merritt reported 2 Trumpeter
Swans.  On February 2 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Chris Brobin reported 2
Trumpeter Swans.  On February 3 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Christine
Alexander, Renee Casias, Nick Komar and others reported 2 Trumpeter Swans
and Clark’s Grebe.

---On January 29 on Devereux Rd and Two Rivers Park, JoAnn Rigggle reported
5 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Spotted Sandpiper.

---On January 29 at Belmar Park, Jerry  Baines reported Greater Scaup.  On
January 30 at Belmar Park, Mark Chavez reported Greater Scaup.  On January
31 at Belmar Park, Cathy Fennelly reported Greater Scaup.

---On January29 at Neenoshe Reservoir Locust Grove, Jane Stulp and Janeal
Thompson reported Double-crested Cormorant.

---On January 29, Kerry Hargrove reported HARRIS’S HAWK on Frontage Rd N of
Welcome Center.  On February 1 at SW Frontage Rd., Sue Riffe reported
HARRIS’S HAWK.  On February 2, HARRIS’S HAWK was reported by Meg Reck and
Betty Glass at Welcome Center, and by Tony Leukering and Kathy Mihm Dunning
at Prospect and Frontage Road.  On February 3, the HARRIS’S HAWK was
reported by Joey Angstman, Debbie and Tom Behnfield, and Adam Vesely  and
Ryan Bushong on N side of Prospectk along Frontage Road.
---On February 1 at Livermore Community Church, Christine and Richard
Sparks reported 3 Common Redpoll.  On Februrary 2 at Livermore Community
Church, Betty Glass and Meg Reck reported 3 Common Redpoll.
---On January 30 at Horsetooth Mountain Park, Arvind Panjabi reported 13
Common Redpoll.
--On January 30 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Austin Hess and Alexa
Stickel reported Red Fox Sparrow.  On January 30 and 31, Dave Leatherman
reported Red Fox Sparrow at CSU Enviromental Learning Center.  On February
2 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, David Wade reported Red Fox
Sparrow.  On February 3 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Adam Veseley,
Dave Letherman, and Joey Angstman reported Red Fox Sparrow.
---On February 3 at Riverbend Ponds NA, Kendra David reported Yellow-rumped
---On January 31 in Fort Collins near Battlecreek Dr and S Timberline Rd,
Dave Leatherman reported 15 Red Crossbills.
---On February 1 in Loveland at Wild Horse Birdfeeder, John Riechhardt,
John Rutenbeck and Brandon Nooner reported Pine Warbler.
---On February 1 at Wellington SWA Schware Unit & Morris Reservoir, Sue
Riffe reported Common Redpoll.
---On February 2 at Bobcat Ridge NA, Tony Leukering reported AMERICAN

---On February 2 at Horsethief Canyon SWA, Mike Henwood reported 7 Least

---On February 3 at Totten Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported American Pipit.

---On February  3 at  Blaine Park in La Junta, the DFO field trip led by
Amber Carver and others reported Greater White-fronted Goose and 4 Wood
---On February  3 at Vogel Canyon, the DFO field trip led by Amber Carver
reported 4 Mountain Chickadees, 4 Canyon Wrens, and 6 Canyon Towhee, 3 Rock
Wren, and Rufous-Crowned Sparrow.

---On January 31 at Snowmass, Dick Filby reported 30 Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch and 2 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.

---On February 2 at Lamar Community College Woods, Dan Stringer reported
Yellow-rumped Warbler and 2 Northern Cardinals.

--On January 31 at Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Rich Miller reported
Great Black-backed Gull and 5 Double-crested Cormorants.  On February 3 at
Pueblo Reservoir South Marina, Nick Komar, Mary Geder, Burke Angstman and
others reported 2 Double-crested Cormorants, Great Black-backed Gull, 2
Trumpeter Swans, 2 Red-necked Grebes, Curve-billed Thrasher, American
Pipit, and Lapland Longspur.
---On February 1 at Pueblo City Park, Christopher Wilkens reported Greater
White-fronted Goose.  On February 2 at Pueblo City Park, Brandon Percival
reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On February 2 at Roselawn Cemetery in Blende, Brandon Percival reported
ad Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
---On February 2 on Bush Road, Brandon Percival reported 2 Chihuahuan
---On February 3, at Pueblo Mountain Park, Jerry and Kevin DeBoer reported
m Williamson’s Sapsucker.
---On February 3 at Pueblo Reservoir SWA NW side, Nick Komar and others
reported 2 Red-necked Grebes and Great Black-backed Gull.

---On January 29 on CR 50 between CR 47 and CR 49, Gene Rutherford reported
Yellow-headed Blackbird.
---On January 30 at Wood Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported Iceland (Thayer’s)
---On January 30 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Iceland
(Thayer’s) Gulls.
---On January 30 at Firestone Gravel Pits (View from road), Steve Mlodinow
reported f Greater Scaup.
---On February 3 at CR 136 and CR 99, Bill Kaempfer reported 30
Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On February 3 at CR 89 near Riverside Reservoir, Joey Kellner and DFO
field trip reported 3 Virginia Rail.

---On January 29 at Bonny Reservoir SP, Glenn Walbek reported both a PURPLE
FINCH and Cassin’s Finch in the same tree.

DFO Field Trips
The DFO Field trip for Monday, February 5 will be Front Range Owling led by
David Suddjian (dsuddjian T; 831-713-8659)
This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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