Compiler: Joyce Takamine e-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org Date: March 13, 2018
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, March 13sponsored 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 (Rio Grande) BRANT (Arapahoe) Tundra Swan (*Chaffee) Greater Scaup (Weld) White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe) Barrow’s Goldeneye (Chaffee) Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, *Larimer) White-winged Dove (Alamosa, Douglas) White-throated Swift (El Paso) Virginia Rail (Chaffee, Weld) Sora (Arapahoe) Sandhill Crane (Delta, Rio Grande) Greater Yellowlegs (Chaffee, Denver, El Paso, Rio Grande) Franklin’s Gull (Weld) California Gull (Douglas, Mesa) Iceland Gull (El Paso, Pueblo) YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Douglas) American White Pelican (Douglas) Turkey Vulture (Jefferson, Larimer, *Montrose) Osprey (*Boulder, Weld) Sharp-shinned Hawk (Summit) Northern Goshawk (Jefferson, Larimer, Weld) HARRIS’S HAWK (Larimer) Swainson’s Hawk (Adams) Burrowing Owl (*Weld) Williamson’s Sapsucker (*Pueblo) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Denver) Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso) Black Phoebe (Mesa) Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe) Say’s Phoebe (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson,*Weld) Chihuahuan Raven (El Paso, Fremont) Tree Swallow (Boulder) Mountain Chickadee (Weld) Bushtit (Weld) Pygmy Nuthatch (Broomfield) Winter Wren (Morgan) Golden-crowned Kinglet (Jefferson, Weld) Mountain Bluebird (Pitkin) Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso) Northern Mockingbird (Adams) Pine Grosbeak (Jefferson) Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Summit) Common Redpoll (Elbert, Larimer) Red Crossbill (Weld) Cassin’s Sparrow (El Paso) Savannah Sparrow (Weld) Fox Sparrow (Adams) Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Archuleta, Chaffee, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, *Montrose) White-throated Sparrow (Arapahoe, Mesa) Harris’s Sparrow (El Paso) Brown-headed Cowbird (Arapahoe, Yuma) Rusty Blackbird (Larimer) Common Yellowthroat (*Chaffee) Pine Warbler (Larimer) Yellow-rumped Warbler (Arapahoe, Jefferson) ADAMS COUNTY: ---On March 10 at Big Dry Creek Open Space (Metzger Farms), Matt Hofeditz reported Northern Mockingbird. On March 11 at Big Dry Creek Open Space, David Ely reported Say’s Phoebe. ---On March 8 at Sage Creek Park, Kim Mauritz reported 2 Red Fox Sparrows. ---On March 10 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Arsenal staff reported Swainson’s Hawk. ALAMOSA COUNTY: ---On March 11 on Alamosa Rio Grande Riverwalk, Tanja Britton reported White-winged Dove. ARAPAHOE COUNTY: ---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 11 at Ketring Park and Lake, Scott Somershoe and Alison Field reported BRANT. ---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 9 at South Platte Park Carson Nature Center, Bill Schreitz reported 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers. ---On March 9 at Aurora Reservoir, Cheri Phillips reported 2 Red-necked Grebes. On March 11 at Aurora Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported White-winged Scoter. ---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. ---On March 11 at Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported Say’s Phoebe. ARCHULETA COUNTY: ---On March 12 at Echo Canyon Lake SWA, Ben Bailey reported Lincoln’s Sparrow. BOULDER COUNTY: ---On March 7 at East Boulder Community Park, Boulder Bird Club reported Say’s Phoebe. ---On March 11 at Stearns Lake, Bob Spencer reported 2 Tree Swallows. ---On March 12 at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont, Bob and Barb Larsen reported Osprey eating a fish on power line tower. CHAFFEE COUNTY: ---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 12 near Clear Creek Reservoir, Christian Hagenlocher reported Tundra Swan. ---On March 10 at Sands Lake SWA, Christian Hagelocher reported m Common Yellowthroat. DELTA COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Hart’s Basin, Evelyn Horn reported 50 – 60 Sandhill Cranes. DENVER COUNTY: ---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 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 March 10 at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit, Joey Kellner reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON. On March 11 at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit, David Alpeter and Tom Behnfield reported YELLOW-BILLED LOON. ---On March 8 in Larkspur, Laura Roberts reported White-winged Dove. ELBERT COUNTY: ---On March 8 at 296 Antelope Run in Elizabeth (view from road), Loch Kilpatrick reported Common Redpoll at feeder. EL PASO COUNTY: ---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 11 on Hanover Road, Robb Hinds reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker; Diane Roberts reported 2 Chihuahuan Ravens and 2 Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On March 9 at Chico Basin ranch (fee area), David Tonnessen and Jim Merrit reported Ladder-backed Woodpecker and Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On March 11 at Birdsall Road, Kevin Ash reported Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On March 11 at Hanover Fire Station, Kevin Ash reported Curve-billed Thrasher. ---On March 11 at Squirrel Creek Rd Reservoir, Robb Hinds reported Greater Yellowlegs. JEFFERSON COUNTY: ---On March 7 at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Matt Clark reported 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 11 at Staunton SP, Santiago Tabares reported 5 Pine Grosbeak. ---On March 11 at Ralston/Croke, Steve Snyder reported Northern Goshawk near Ralston Creek and Say’s Phoebe by West Woods Golf Course pond. LARIMER COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Wild Horse Birdfeeder in Loveland, John Reichhardt reported Pine Warbler. ---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 9 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Judd Patterson reported Red-necked Grebe. On March 10 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Joey Angstman, Greg Wann, Adrian Monroe, and Paul Ode reported Red-necked Grebe. On March 11 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Caroline Olson, Doug Kibbe, Jeff Dawson, Elaine Wagner, Neil Matheson report Red-necked Grebe. On March 12 at Fort Collins City Park and Sheldon Lake, Amy davis, tom Behnfield, John Rutenbeck, and David Wade reported Red-necked Grebe. ---On March 7 at Ridgen Reservoir in eastern Fort Collins, Dave Leatherman reported m Barrow’s Goldeneye. ---On March 8 at Pleasant Valley and Lake Canal Greenbelt at W Lake St in Fort Collins, Nick Komar reported 2 Common Redpoll. ---On March 9 at Visitors Center in Fort Collins, Richard Herrington reported HARRIS’S HAWK. ---On March 10 at Hillsdale Park in Berthoud, Foothills Audubon led by Ron Harden reported Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 11 at Horsetooth Reservoir, April Eisele reported Turkey Vulture soaring above Inlet Bay. LAS ANIMAS COUNTY: ---On March 7 at JE Canyon Ranch Belew Holes, Jack Harlan reported Lincoln’s Sparow. MESA COUNTY: ---On March 9 at Grand Junction WA, Mike Henwood and Katey Buster reported White-throated Sparrow and Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 10 at Connected Lakes SP, Carol Ortenzio and Katey Buster reported Black Phoebe along the canal MONTROSE COUNTY: ---On March 11 at Nucla Sewage Lagoons, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported Lincoln’s Sparrow. ---On March 12 on Nucla Ave Five, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright reported Lincoln’s Sparrow and 3 Turkey Vultures. MORGAN COUNTY: ---On March 7 at Riverside Park (east section) in Fort Morgan, Norm Lewis reported Winter Wren. PITKIN COUNTY: ---On March 11 at Basalt High School, Reid Greiner reported 7 Mountain Bluebirds (6m, 1f). PUEBLO COUNTY: ---On March 12 at Pueblo Mountain Park, Darth Aves reported pair of Williamson’s Sapsucker. RIO GRANDE COUNTY: ---On March 7 at Monte Vista NWR, John Rawinski reported Greater White-fronted Goose and 10 – 15,000 Sandhill Cranes. ---On March 10 at Home Lake, Laura Aardwolfe and Lisa Clements reported Greater Yellowlegs wading on shore of lake. 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 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 11 at Glenmere Park, Shawn Masson and Gene Rutherford reported Mountain Chickadee and 9 type 2 Red Crossbill (4m, 4f). ---On March 12 near LaSalle north of CR 38 between CR 47 and CR 49, Gene Rutherford reported Burrowing Owl. ---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. ---On March 11 at St Vrain SP, Doug Kibbe, Jeff Dawson, and Elaine Wagner reported Osprey and Northern Goshawk; Christina Yeagley reported Osprey. ---On March 12 on Johnstown utility line, Derek Hill reported Say’s Phoebe. DFO Field trips: The DFO Field Trip for Tuesday, March 13 will be to Littleton Area looking for Eastern Screech-Owls led by David Suddjian. This trip is full The DFO Field Trip of Wednesday, March 14 will be Front Range Owling led by David Suddjian. This trip is full. The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, March 17 will be to First Creek at Denver Open Space led by Patrick O’Driscoll (patodrisk AT gmail.com; 303-885-6955 (cell)) This trip is full. The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, March 18 will be to Canon City 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/CAHtstTeBUL9Khw_PAMaLUZ85fQW_m9R6SYjbP-Cqy-HjHZ7NBw%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.