Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: March 10, 2018
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, March 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 (Jefferson, Rio Grande) BRANT (Arapahoe) Trumpeter Swan (*Chaffee) Greater Scaup (Weld) White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe) Long-tailed Duck (Montezuma) Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee, Montezuma) Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe, Douglas, *Larimer) White-winged Dove (Douglas) White-throated Swift (El Paso) Virginia Rail (Chaffee, Weld) Sora (*Arapahoe, Montrose) Sandhill Crane (*Delta, Rio Grande, Weld) Lesser Yellowlegs (Weld) Greater Yellowlegs (*Chaffee, *Denver) Spotted Sandpiper (Arapahoe) Franklin’s Gull (Weld) California Gull (Douglas, Mesa) Iceland Gull (El Paso, Pueblo) YELLOW-BILLED LOON (*Douglas) American White Pelican (Douglas) Turkey Vulture (Douglas, Jefferson) Sharp-shinned Hawk (*Summit) Northern Goshawk (Larimer) HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer) Burrowing Owl (Broomfield, Weld) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver) Ladder-backed Woodpecker (*El Paso) Eastern Phoebe (*Arapahoe) Say’s Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Larimer, Montezuma) Chihuahuan Raven (Arapahoe, Fremont) Mountain Chickadee (*Weld) Bushtit (Arapahoe, *Weld) Pygmy Nuthatch (Broomfield) Winter Wren (Morgan) Golden-crowned Kinglet (Denver, Jefferson, *Weld) Hermit Thrush (*Arapahoe) Gray Catbird (Boulder) Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso) Northern Mockingbird (Adams) Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*Summit) Common Redpoll (Elbert, Larimer) Red Crossbill (Weld) Cassin’s Sparrow (*El Paso) Sagebrush Sparrow (Arapahoe) Savannah Sparrow (Weld) Fox Sparrow (Adams, Larimer) Lincoln’s Sparrow (Chaffee, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Las Animas, *Mesa) White-throated Sparrow (Arapahoe, El Paso, *Mesa) Harris’s Sparrow (El Paso) Brown-headed Cowbird (*Arapahoe, Yuma) Rusty Blackbird (Larimer) Pine Warbler (*Larimer) Yellow-rumped Warbler (*Arapahoe, Jefferson) ADAMS COUNTY: ---On March 4 at Big Dry Creek Open Space (Metzger Farms), David Ely and Matt Hofeditz reported Northern Mockingbird. ---On March 8 at Sage Creek Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Red Fox Sparrows. ARAPAHOE COUNTY: ---On March 4 at Ketring Park and Lake, Renee Casias reported BRANT. On March 6 at Gallup Park, DFO Field Trip led by David Suddjian reported BRANT in the morning but in the afternoon, Art Hudak reported BRANT at Ketring Park. On March 7 at Ketring Park and Lake, Carol Ortenzio, Brian Johnson, David Chernak and Tom Behnfield reported BRANT; Frank Farrel reported BRANT at 5820 S. Windmere in Littleton. ---On March 6 at Lower Ridgewood Park, DFO Field trip led by David Suddjian reported Eastern Phoebe. On Marach 7 at Lower Ridgewiid Park, David Chernak reported Eastern Phoebe. On March 8 at Lower Ridgewood Park, David Suddjian reported Eastern Phoebe and Hermit Thrush. On March 9 at Lee Gulch Overlook Park, Edward Donnan reported Eastern Phoebe. ---On March 7 on S Platte River at Union Ave, Crystal Wilson reported Spotted Sandpiper. ---On March 3 at Cherry Creek SP Lake Loop, Glenn Walbek and Lynne Miller reported Sagebrush Sparrow. On March 4 at Cherry Creek SP, Christine Alexander, Renee Casias, Gregg Goodrich, and Anna Troth reported Sagebrush Sparrow. On March 6 at Cherry Creek SP Lake Loop, Christine Alexander reported Sagebrush Sparrow. ---On March 3 on South Platte River from Union to Bowles, Crystal Wilson reported Spotted Sandpiper and 6 Bushtits. ---On March 6 at South Platte Park Northern Wildlife Area, DFO field trip led by David Suddjian reported Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler. On March 7 at South Platte Park NWA, Brain Johnson reported Yellow-rumped Warbler. On March 7 at South Platte Park, C470 area, Robert Folzenlogen reported 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers. On March 9 at South Platte Park Carson Nature Center, Bill Schreitz reported 5 Yellow-rumped Warablers. ---On March 6 on Lee Gulch Trail from Prince to Windermere, David Suddjian reported Hermit Thrush. ---On March 6 at Cherry Creek SP, Ben Sampson reported 6 Chihuahuan Ravens. ---On March 9 at Aurora Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. ---On March 9 at South Platte Reservoir, Lisa McGloin reported White-winged Scoter. ---On March 9 at Cherry Creek SP, Candice Johnson reported Sora and Brown-headed Cowbird on marsh on 12 Mile Trail. BOULDER COUNTY: ---On March 4 at Walden Ponds and Sawhill Ponds, Ron Podhajsky reported 2 Gray Catbirds in front of ranger house ---On March 7 at East Boulder Community Park, Boulder Bird Club reported Say’s Phoebe. BROOMFIELD COUNTY: ---On February 28 and March 2 in field East of Huron between Hwy 7 and W of 160th Ave, Ivan Mota reported continuing Burrowing Owl. Gwen Moore also reported Burrowing Owl at same location on March 2. On March 4 on Huron between Baseline (Hwy 7) and 160th Brian Johnson reported Burrowing Owl. CHAFFEE COUNTY: ---On March 5 at Buena Vista Ice Pond (view from road), Christian Hagenlocher reported 8 Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Lincoln’s Sparrow. On March 9 at Buena Vista Ice Pond (View from road), Christian Hagenlocher reported 46 Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Virginia rail, Greater Yellowlegs and Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 9 near Clear Creek Reservoir, Christian Hagenlocher reported Trumpeter Swan. DELTA COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Hart’s Basin, Evelyn Horn reported 50 – 60 Sandhill Cranes. DENVER COUNTY: ---On March 4 at Denver Botanic Gardens and Cheesman Park, Rebecca Laroche reported 2 Golden-crowned Kinglets. ---On March 9 at First Creek at DEN OS, John Breitsch reported Greater Yellowlegs. ---On March 9 at Fairmount Cemetery, Jeff Dawson reported ad f Yellow-bellied Sapsucker seen near Highline Canal west of Mausoleum. DOUGLAS COUNTY: ---On February 27 at Chatfield SP From Handicapped Fisherman Platform and Marina Sandspit, Gregg Goodrich, Anna Troth, Gwen Moore, Time Ryan, Mark Chavez, and Steve Miller reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON, Red-necked Grebe, American White Pelican, and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. On February 28 at Chatfield SP from Handicapped Fisherman Platform and Marina Sandspit, Chery Teuton, Dan Brooke, Cal Gesmundo, Zak Pohlen, and Christine Alexander reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON, Red-necked Grebe California Gull, and Iceland Gull. On March 3 at Chatfield SP Heronry Overlook, Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwaite reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON. On March 4 at Chatfield SP, Joey Kellner reported Red-necked Grebe from Hadicapped Fisherman Platform and YELLOW-BILLED LOON from Lake View Parking Lot; Tim Ryan reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON off heronry overlook and Red-necked Grebe along dam by rocks; Bill Boeringer reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON near SE entrance. On March 6 at Chatfield SP Old Heronry Overlook, DFO Field Trip led by David Suddjian reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON. On March 8 at Chatfield SP Handicapped Fisherman Platform, Doug Kibbe reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON. On March 9 at Chatfield SP Original Heronry Overlook, Joey Kellner and Lisa McGloin reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON> ---On February 26 at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit, Diane Roberts reported Red-necked Grebe. ---On February 26 at Highland Ranch Open Space near Toepfer, Gail Presley reported Say’s Phobe. ---On March 4 on South Santa Fe Dr (US 85) near Louviers, Diane Roberts reported Turkey Vulture. ---On March 8 in Larkspur, Laura Roberts reported White-winged Dove. ELBERT COUNTY: ---On Marach 8 at 296 Antelope Run in Elizabeth (view from road), Loch Kilpatrick reported Common Redpoll at feeder. EL PASO COUNTY: ---On March 1 at Clear Spring Ranch,Tanja Britton reported White-throated Sparrow. ---On March 3 on Hanover Road, Leonard and Joy Lake reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker and Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On March 7 at Bear Creek Nature Center, Del Nelson reported Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 7 at Garden of Gods Park, Brook Nelson reported 2 White-throated Swifts. ---On March 9 at Hanover Road, David Tonnessen and Jim Merrit reported Cassin’s Sparrow. ---On March 9 at Chico Basin ranch (fee area), David Tonnessen and Jim Merrit reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker and Curve-billed Thrasher. JEFFERSON COUNTY: ---On March 4 at 1300 Golden Circle in Golden, Erin Burn reported Greater White-fronted Goose. ---On March 6 at Woodmar Park, Bryan Arnold reported Greater White-fronted Goose. ---On March 6 at Clear Creek trail from Golden to I-70, Myron Gerhard reported Yellow-rumped Warbler. ---On March 7 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Matt Clark reported 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. LARIMER COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Wild Horse Birdfeeder in Loveland, John Reichhardt reported Pine Warbler. ---On March 4 at CSU Environmental Learning Center, Eva Matthews Lark reported Red Fox Sparrow. ---On February 28 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Dave Leatherman found Red-necked Grebe which was seen by several other birders. On March 7 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Georgia Doyle,Brad Biggerstaff, and Dave Leatherman. On March 8 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Robert Beauchamp reported Red-necked Grebe. On March 9 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Judd Patterson reported Red-necked Grebe. ---On March 1 at Kechter Pit Wetland, Austin Hess reported HARRIS’S HAWK perched on telephone wire. ---On March 3 at Crescent Park in Greenwood Village, Troy Becker reported 6 Red Crossbills. ---On March 4 at Cattail Pond, Christine Sparks reported Say’s Phoebe. ---On March 7 at Ridgen Reservoir in eastern Fort Collins, Dave Leatherman reported m Barrow’s Goldeneye. ---On March 8 at Pleasnat Valley and Lake Canal Greenbelt at W Lake St in Fort Collins, Nick Komar reported 2 Common Redpoll. LAS ANIMAS COUNTY: ---On March 7 at JE Canyon Ranch Belew Holes, Jack Harlan reported Lincoln’s Sparow. MESA COUNTY: ---On March 6 at Grand Junction WA, Ryan Claar reported 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows. On March 9 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. MONTEZUMA COUNTY: ---On March 3 at McPhee Reservoir East end, Jim Beatty reported pair of Barrow’s Goldeneyes and f Long-tailed Duck. On March 6 at Dolores Ponds (wastewater treatment plant), Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Long-tailed Duck and m Barrow’s Goldeneye. ---On March 3 at Totten Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported f Barrow’s Goldeneye. ---On March 4 at Industrial Pond near Cortez, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Say’s Phoebe. MONTROSE COUNTY: ---On March 6 at Marine Road Park in Montrose, Sandy Beranich reported Sora. MORGAN COUNTY: ---On March 7 at Riverside Park (east section) in Fort Morgan, Norm Lewis reported Winter Wren. RIO GRANDE COUNTY: ---On March 7 at Monte Vista NWR, John Rawinski reported Greater White-fronted Goose and 10 – 15,000 Sandhill Cranes. SUMMIT COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Keystone Ranch Golf Course in Dillon, Michael Green reported Sharp-shinned Hawk and 3 Gray-cronwed Rosy-Finch. WELD COUNTY: ---On March 2 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Tony Leukering reported 2 Mt Chickadees, 3 Bushtit, 9 Red Crossbills; Adam Veseley reported Red Crossbill and Golden-crowned Kinglet. On March 3 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Gene Rutherford reported 2 Bushtit. On March 7 at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Shawn Mason reported Mountain Chickadee. On March 8 at Glenmere Park, Shawn Mason reported 2 Mountain Chickadees, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and 2 Bushtit. On March 9 at Glenmere Park, Shawn Mason reported 2 Bushtits. ---On March 4 at Pawnee Grasslands, CR 106 east of CR 51, Gregg Somermeyer reported Snowy Owl on power pole. ---On March 4 near LaSalle south of CR 40 west of CR 47, Gene Rutherford reported 2 Sandhill Cranes. ---On March 4 near LaSalle north of CR 38 between CR 47 and CR 49, Gene Rutherford reported Burrowing Owl. ---On March 4 at Eaton Cemetery, Gene Rutherford reported 3 Mountain Chickadees. ---On March 4 at Cozzens Lake, Gene Rutherford reported Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs. ---On March 7 at Banner Lakes SWA, Doug Kibbe reported 2 Virginia Rail. ---On March 7 at LUNA reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported Franklin’s Gull, Iceland Gull, and Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull. DFO Field Trips: Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) Saturday, March 10 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Jackie King (Email: jackie.k...@ccd.edu Phone: 720-381-3314) Trail Difficulty: Easy Directions: From I-70 exit 267, take Kipling south about 3/4 mile and turn right (west) on 44th Avenue. Go one mile west. Look for the entrance to Prospect Park on your left (south). Meet just inside the park in the lot right next to Prospect Lake. This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility impaired individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Good trip for novice birders and new members. Register online or contact leader. Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County) Sunday, March 11 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Karen von Saltza & Bill Wuerthele (Email: kvonsal...@yahoo.com Phone: 303-941-4881) Trail Difficulty: Easy Directions: Meet at the Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP. From either park entrance, follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of the reservoir. State Parks pass or day pass required. 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/CAHtstTc%3DA4T%2BwOVzeaos70m%2Bsb4BY3zj_x9g0W0AXk7iZOgK%2Bw%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.