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Updated on Saturday, January 31 at 05:12 PM EST
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31 Jan Barr Lake State Park in Adams County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
31 Jan Arapahoe, Adams & Jefferson Cty Updates ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
31 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 31, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
30 Jan An Afternoon in Adams County ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
30 Jan Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
30 Jan Yuma, Summit & Clear Creek Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
30 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 30, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
30 Jan ??What is? [2 Attachments] ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
29 Jan Greater Scaup, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Adams County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
29 Jan Jefferson Cty (Pine Warbler); Logan/Sedgwick Cty Updates ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
29 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 29, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
28 Jan Arapahoe (gulls), Denver, Jefferson (Northern Pygmy-Owl, Pine Warbler), Sedgwick & La Plata Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
28 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 28, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
27 Jan Birding Along I76 ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
27 Jan Eastern Screech Owl/Fort Collins ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
27 Jan Union Res, Weld/Boulder county ["'j.d. birchmeier' jdbirchmeier AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
27 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 27, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
27 Jan Fantastic Winter Day Around Denver ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
26 Jan Thanks! ["Kathy Buckley kb80550 AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
26 Jan Reynolds Park, Jefferson County ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
26 Jan Pine Warbler at Denver West Jeffco ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
26 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 26, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
25 Jan Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
25 Jan Jefferson, Fremont (Eurasian Wigeon), Jacksoson, and Pueblo Counties ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
25 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 25,2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
24 Jan Pine Warbler in Jefferson County; Greater Scaup in Denver County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
24 Jan Relocated Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge [1 Attachment] ["Dan O'Donnell djod AT comcast.net [cobirders]" ]
24 Jan Jefferson, Pueblo, Jackson & Teller County Updates ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
24 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 24, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
23 Jan This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 1/24-25, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
23 Jan S. Platte River Arapahoe County ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
23 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 23, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
22 Jan Barn Owl Photo and Update 2015 Grouse Tours ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
22 Jan Barr Lake State Park in Adams County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
22 Jan Aurora Reservoir Arapahoe County ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
22 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 22, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
21 Jan Aurora Reservoir Gulls ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
21 Jan Morning of Rosy Finches ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
21 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 21, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Larimer County ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Wash Park, Denver; Denver West and Red Rocks, Jefferson County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Larimer (Am. Woodcock), Denver (Thayer's Gull), Jefferson (Rosy Finches) ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Park County ["'Jeff Hayes' jeffandsuehayes AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Raptor Alley Trip #2 Results/Nunn ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 20, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Jan Birding Around Denver ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Jan Denver, Larimer (Woodcock), Pueblo (Tundra Swans) updates ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Jan Purple Finch in Ft. Collins ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Jan Jefferson and Larimer County updates ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 19, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Jan Possible Iceland Gull at Washington Park last Friday & Saturday? ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Jan Larimer (American Woodcock), Boulder, Jefferson, Logan/Sedgwick, Clear Creek & Montrose Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 18, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Jan Larimer and Boulder Counties ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Jan Broad-winged Hawk @ Larimer Co. ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Jan American Woodcock Larimer County ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 17, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Jan Arapahoe, Jefferson & Larimer (American Woodcock) Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 16, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Thayer's Gulls, Washington Park, Denver County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Arapahoe and Jefferson County Birding ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Aurora reservoir Arapahoe county ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Denver Cty: Pine Warbler, Denver Office Complex, Thayer's Gulls, Washington Park ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Rosy Finches, Teller Cty; Barrow's Goldeneyes, Adams Cty; Tundra Swan, Boulder Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 15, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Jan Long eared Owl Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Jan Arapahoe County Lakes ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 14, 2015 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Jefferson County Birds or Bust ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Welcome Colorado Birders ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Non Bird Report, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Introduction/Bobcat Ridge ["Casey Setash csetash AT rams.colostate.edu [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 13, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Jan Kingfisher, Twin Lakes. [1 Attachment] ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Jan This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips, January 11 to 18, 2015 ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Jan Gulls, South Platte Park Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty; Rusty Blackbirds, Bent Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]

Subject: Barr Lake State Park in Adams County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:42:31 -0700
Hello birders,

We saw at Barr Lake State Park this morning
Glaucous Gull
Lesser Black backed Gull
Barn Owl
Ross's Geese

Good birding!

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

 


Terry Michaels, President, Colorado Birding Society
Centennial, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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Subject: Arapahoe, Adams & Jefferson Cty Updates
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:07:24 -0700
Hello Birders, 

Arapahoe County
Bryan Ehlmann and Richard Stevens found Lesser Black backed and Glaucous Gulls 
the southeast corner of Aurora Reservoir. 


Adams County
Beth Partin relocated a Barrow's Golden at the Platte River Birding Area south 
of 88th Avenue. 


Jefferson County
Loch Kilpatrick relocated the Pine Warbler between buildings 3 & 4 at the 
Denver West Iffice Complex. 


Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Sue Ehlmann, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 31, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:38:05 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Short-eared Owl, American
Dipper)
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup, Thayer's Gull)
Boulder (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
El Paso (Acorn Woodpecker, Barn Owl)
Yuma (Northern Cardinal, Long-eared Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern
Screech-Owl)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Teller (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Barr Lake State Park: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Hopping, 1/20) & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. On 1/25, Stevens relocated a
BARN OWL.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along Quency Street, south
of 96th avenue.  Stevens relocated another northwest of the Prairie Dog
Town (see website for details).
++Yesterday, Bob Canter relocated AMERICAN DIPPERS (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.
--On 1/29, Jerry Petrosky found two GREATER SCAUP at Lower Derby Lake,
Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
--On 1/28, Doug Kibbe relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).  On
1/25, The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Madsen & Hill relocated 10 GREATER SCAUP at the S. Platte
River & C470.
--On 1/29, Lisa Edwards found a THAYER'S GULL at Quincy Reservoir.
--On 1/28, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 1/28, Nick Moore found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
On 1/27, Terry Michaels found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).  On 1/26,
Stevens relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).  Alec Hopping relocated
a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).
--On 1/26, David Dowell relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner,
12/31) at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/25, Stevens found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Boulder Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 1/29, Carl Starace relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 1/28) at
Lagerman Reservoir.
--On 1/29, Bryan Guarente relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
1/13) at Loomiller Park.
--On 1/28, Stan Roth found GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & BROWN-CAPPED ROSY
FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/28, Stan Roth found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer,
12/14).  On 1/26, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/28, Nick Moore relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at
St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Boulder.
--On 1/25, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Chris Brobin relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) in
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop neighborhood of Colorado Springs.
--On 1/25, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

Denver County
--On 1/29, Alec Hopping found a THAYER'S GULL at Marston Reservoir.  On
1/26, David Suddjian reported a MEW GULL.
--On 1/28, Jeff Dawson relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/28, Gwen Moore found two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Bear Creek Park.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
--On 1/29, Gary Faust relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) at Denver
West Office Complex (between buildings 3 & 4; also check south of Building
#3).
--On 1/29, Sue Bonfiglio found at Tomlinson Park: GREATER SCAUP & BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE.
--On 1/29, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/28, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pine Valley Ranch
Park (see website for details).
--On 1/26, Stevens relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/26, Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons found at Reynolds Park: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & DUSKY GROUSE (see website for details).  --On 1/23,
Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds Park.  On 1/18,
Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the Songbird Trail,
Reynolds Park.
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Pueblo County
--On 1/28, Van Truan found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Runyon Lake.
--On 1/25, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
--On 1/25, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Larimer County
--On 1/27, Gary Lefko relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/27, Andy Bankert found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Springer Natural
Area.
--On 1/26, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/25, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).

Weld County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found four LONG-EARED OWLS at Banner Lakes
Wildlife Area.

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/28, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/12) at her
Lamar yard (email to arrange visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/27, Janeal Thompson relocated a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Lamar Community
College.

Bent County
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Yuma County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Bonny Reservoir Wildlife Area:
NORTHERN CARDINAL & LONG-EARED OWL.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Hale Ponds: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS
& EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/29, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area:
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN CARDINAL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/29, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: WINTER WREN, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL, LONG-EARED OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/28, Stevens & Ehlmann found at RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN
CARDINAL at Ovid Woods.
--On 1/28, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 1/5) at Ovid Sewage Ponds.

Morgan County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Jackson Reservoir.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Fort Morgan
Ponds.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at Prewitt
Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Zeeto & all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
western side of Loveland Pass.
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
++Yesterday, Zeeto relocated 11+ BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the
Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Teller County
++Yesterday, Lisa Edwards relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at the
blue house in Victor.

Fremont County
--On 1/28 Rich Miller relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/28, Rich Miller found 80 PINYON JAY in Penrose (CR 123, near B
Street)
--On 1/25, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
--On 1/25, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
--On 1/25, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.

La Plata County
--On 1/28, Kristi Streiffert relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn
Pond.
--On 1/27, Jim Beatty found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Zink's Pond.
--On 1/25, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.

Mesa County
--On 1/28, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Highline
Lake State Park.

Park County
--On 1/27, David Suddjian relocated ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Jefferson.

Eagle County
--On 1/25, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Garfield County
--On 1/25, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
--On 1/25, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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Subject: An Afternoon in Adams County
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:20:38 -0700
Hello cobirders;

After returning from our Eastern Colorado trip, I dropped Bryan off and decided 
to drive around Adams County. 


At 4:30 pm, the Glaucous Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull were on the ice 
quite close to the boat ramp at Barr Lake. A second Lesser Black-backed Gull 
was 40-50 yards farther away. 


I drove around the DIA Owl Loop and stopped at the prairie dog town along 
Quency Street (3.4 miles east of Tower Road & 96th avenue). The Western 
Meadowlarks sang while I scoped the fields east and then west of Quency. A 
Short-eared Owl stood on a fence post to the northwest of Quency. The post was 
behind the newer gas construction at the north end of the prairie dog town. 


Once at the bend of Quency and 96th avenue, I again stopped to scope the 
fields. Besides the highlight of listening to Western Meadowlarks singing, two 
Short-eared Owls were seen off to the southeast. They were apparently 
performing a mating flight! The location was along the DIA fence line, between 
the three thin towers with flashing lights and the shorter tower to the east. 


Also observed earlier during my drive, seven Northern Harriers, two Red-tailed 
Hawks, one Rough-legged Hawk and one Ferruginous Hawk. Most were quite far from 
the roads and not offering photo opportunities. 


It was a superb ending to my birding day!

Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:57:05 -0700





Hello birders,

I missed the rare gulls, Lesser Black backed & Thayer's, again at Cherry Creek 
State Park? A Northern Shrike was at the west end of the shooting range parking 
lot. A Great Horned Owl was south of the Bellvue wetlands pond. 


Good Birding!

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Subject: Yuma, Summit & Clear Creek Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:10:51 -0700


Hello cobirders,

Yuma County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann report that Bonny Reservoir Wildlife Area is 
slow. They did find a Northern Cardinal and Long eared Owl at Fosters Grove and 
Red bellied Woodpeckers and Eastern Screech Owl at Hale Ponds. 


Summit County 
Zeeto relocated 11 Barrow's Goldeneyes at the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Clear Creek County
Zeeto and all found two White tailed Ptarmigan below the west side of Loveland 
Pass. 


Good birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 30, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:37:33 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Greater Scaup, Short-eared
Owl)
Boulder (Thayer's Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Denver (Thayer's Gull)
Jefferson (Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Pine Warbler, Rosy Finches)
Logan (Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Logan/Sedgwick (Winter Wren, Eastern Screech-Owl, Long-eared Owl,
Short-eared Owl)
Fremont (Black Phoebe, Pinyon Jay)
Mesa (White-throated Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe found at Barr Lake State Park: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Hopping, 1/20) & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. On 1/25, Stevens relocated a
BARN OWL.
++Yesterday, Jerry Petrosky found two GREATER SCAUP at Lower Derby Lake,
Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along Quency Street,
north of 96th avenue.  On 1/25, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along
the DIA Owl Loop.  On 1/24, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl
Loop (see website for details).
--On 1/28, Doug Kibbe relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).  On
1/25, The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.
--On 1/25, Bob Canter relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Carl Starace relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 1/28) at
Lagerman Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Bryan Guarente relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Sheeter, 1/13) at Loomiller Park.
--On 1/28, Stan Roth found GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & BROWN-CAPPED ROSY
FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/28, Stan Roth found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer,
12/14).  On 1/26, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/28, Nick Moore relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at
St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Boulder.
--On 1/25, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found a THAYER'S GULL at Marston Reservoir.  On
1/26, David Suddjian reported a MEW GULL.
--On 1/28, Jeff Dawson relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/28, Gwen Moore found two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Bear Creek Park.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Gary Faust relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) at
Denver West Office Complex (between buildings 3 & 4; also check south of
Building #3).
++Yesterday, Sue Bonfiglio found at Tomlinson Park: GREATER SCAUP &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/28, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pine Valley Ranch
Park (see website for details).
--On 1/26, Stevens relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/26, Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons found at Reynolds Park: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & DUSKY GROUSE (see website for details).  --On 1/23,
Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds Park.  On 1/18,
Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the Songbird Trail,
Reynolds Park.
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Arapahoe County
--On 1/28, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 1/28, Nick Moore found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
On 1/27, Terry Michaels found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).  On 1/26,
Stevens relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).  Alec Hopping relocated
a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).
--On 1/26, David Dowell relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner,
12/31) at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/25, Stevens found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.

Pueblo County
--On 1/28, Van Truan found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Runyon Lake.
--On 1/25, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
--On 1/25, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Larimer County
--On 1/27, Gary Lefko relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/27, Andy Bankert found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Springer Natural
Area.
--On 1/26, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/25, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).

Weld County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found four LONG-EARED OWLS at Banner Lakes
Wildlife Area.

El Paso County
--On 1/25, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/28, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/12) at her
Lamar yard (email to arrange visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/27, Janeal Thompson relocated a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Lamar Community
College.

Bent County
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area:
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN CARDINAL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: WINTER WREN,
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL, LONG-EARED OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/28, Stevens & Ehlmann found at RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN
CARDINAL at Ovid Woods.
--On 1/28, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 1/5) at Ovid Sewage Ponds.

Morgan County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Jackson Reservoir.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Fort Morgan
Ponds.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at Prewitt
Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
--On 1/28 Rich Miller relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/28, Rich Miller found 80 PINYON JAY in Penrose (CR 123, near B
Street)
--On 1/25, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
--On 1/25, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
--On 1/25, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.

La Plata County
--On 1/28, Kristi Streiffert relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn
Pond.
--On 1/27, Jim Beatty found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Zink's Pond.
--On 1/25, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.

Mesa County
--On 1/28, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Highline
Lake State Park.

Summit County
--On 1/28, Zeeto relocated 20+ BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the
Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Park County
--On 1/27, David Suddjian relocated ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Jefferson.

Teller County
--On 1/27, Mel Goff relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at the blue
house in Victor.

Eagle County
--On 1/25, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Garfield County
--On 1/25, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
--On 1/25, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: ??What is? [2 Attachments]
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:12:50 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia O About five of these stopped in my backyard long enough to grab my 
camera and get these pictures.  Near Nelson Rd. and Airport Rd. in Longmont, 
CO.  

7583,  7587.
What is???
Subject: Greater Scaup, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Adams County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:13:38 -0700


Hello birders,

I took some friends to see the bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Thursday 
afternoon. Two Greater Scaup were on Lower Derby Lake. No eagles or uncommon 
gulls, kept an eye out for the reported Snow Bunting, none to report. 


Good Birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Jefferson Cty (Pine Warbler); Logan/Sedgwick Cty Updates
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:12:57 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Greg Faust reports the Pine Warbler is back between buildings 3 and 4 at Denver 
West Office Complex. 

Ira Sanders reports 25 Rosy Finches at 314 DeFrance Court Golden.

Logan County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area:
Red bellied Woodpeckers
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Screech Owl

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Stevens and Ehlmann found a Winter Wren and heard an Eastern Screech Owl at 
Jumbo Reservoir. 


Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 29, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:40:19 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Boulder (Rosy Finches, Tundra Swan, White-throated Sparrow, Thayer's Gull,
Greater White-fronted Goose)
Denver (Thayer's Gull, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Jefferson (Northern Pygmy-Owl, Pine Warbler, Rosy Finches)
Pueblo (Great Black-backed Gull)
Prowers (Purple Finch)
Sedgwick (White-throated Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).  On
1/25, The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.
--On 1/27, Richard Stevens found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  David Dowell relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 1/16).
On 1/25, Stevens relocated a BARN OWL.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop.  On
1/24, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop (see website for
details).
--On 1/25, Bob Canter relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & THAYER'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Nick Moore found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.  On 1/27, Terry Michaels found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).  On
1/26, Stevens relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).  Alec Hopping
relocated a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).
--On 1/26, David Dowell relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner,
12/31) at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/25, Stevens found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 1/25, David Suddjian found at Ketring Park: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
Wendy Wibbens reported a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER.
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Stan Roth found GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & BROWN-CAPPED ROSY
FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
++Yesterday, Stan Roth found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer,
12/14).  On 1/26, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
++Yesterday, Nick Moore relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14)
at St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Boulder.
++Yesterday, David Dowell found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir.
++Yesterday, David Waltman relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Sheeter, 1/13) at Loomiller Park.
--On 1/25, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Jeff Dawson relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Bear Creek Park.
--On 1/26, David Suddjian reported a MEW GULL at Marston Reservoir.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pine Valley Ranch
Park (see website for details).
++Yesterday, Nick Moore relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) at
Denver West Office Complex (south of Building #3; also check east side of
#5).
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/26, Stevens relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/26, Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons found at Reynolds Park: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & DUSKY GROUSE (see website for details).  --On 1/23,
Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds Park.  On 1/18,
Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the Songbird Trail,
Reynolds Park.
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Van Truan found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Runyon Lake.
--On 1/25, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
--On 1/25, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Larimer County
--On 1/27, Gary Lefko relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/27, Andy Bankert found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Springer Natural
Area.
--On 1/26, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/25, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.

Weld County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found four LONG-EARED OWLS at Banner Lakes
Wildlife Area.

El Paso County
--On 1/25, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/12) at
her Lamar yard (email to arrange visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/27, Janeal Thompson relocated a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Lamar Community
College.

Bent County
--On 1/25, Thompson found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along CR 26.5, south of Hwy 50.
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Sedgwick County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN
CARDINAL at Ovid Woods.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 1/5) at Ovid Sewage Ponds.

Morgan County
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Jackson Reservoir.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Fort Morgan
Ponds.
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 1/27, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at Prewitt
Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
La Plata County
++Yesterday, Kristi Streiffert relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn
Pond.
--On 1/27, Jim Beatty found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Zink's Pond.
--On 1/25, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.

Summit County
++Yesterday, Zeeto relocated 20+ BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the
Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Park County
--On 1/27, David Suddjian relocated ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Jefferson.

Teller County
--On 1/27, Mel Goff relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at the blue
house in Victor.

Eagle County
--On 1/25, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Fremont County
--On 1/25, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
--On 1/25, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
--On 1/25, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Garfield County
--On 1/25, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
--On 1/25, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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Subject: Arapahoe (gulls), Denver, Jefferson (Northern Pygmy-Owl, Pine Warbler), Sedgwick & La Plata Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:47 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Glenn Walbek relocated a Lesser Black-backed Gull and Thayer's Gull at Cherry 
Creek State Park. 


Denver County
Jeff Dawson relocated the Thayer's Gull (Roller, 1/15) at Smith Lake, 
Washington Park. 


Jefferson County
Merlynn Brown found a Northern Pygmy-Owl at Pine Valley Ranch Park. The owl was 
along the Narrow Gauge trail at 80 yards east of the park boundary line. 

Nick Moore relocated the Pine Warbler at Denver West Office Complex.

Sedgwick County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann birded around Ovid. They relocated a Northern 
Cardinal at Ovid Woods. Bird wanders to the south end of town. They relocated a 
Red-bellied Woodpecker at the northern end of Ovid Woods. Two White-throated 
Sparrows were east of the sewage ponds. 


La Plata County
Kristi Streiffert relocated a Lewis's Woodpecker at Hick Finn Pond in Durango.

Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 28, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:24 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler)
Larimer (Eastern Screech-Owl, White-throated Sparrow)
Weld (Long-eared Owl)
Prowers (Northern Cardinal)
Morgan (Long-eared Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, White-throated Sparrow,
Red-bellied Woodpecker)
Logan/Washington (Eastern Screech-Owl)
La Plata (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Park (Rosy Finches)
Teller (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  David Dowell relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 1/16).
On 1/25, Stevens relocated a BARN OWL.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop.  On
1/24, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop (see website for
details).
--On 1/25, Chris Knight relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).
The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.
--On 1/25, Bob Canter relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).  On 1/26, Stevens
relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).  Alec Hopping relocated a
possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).
--On 1/26, David Dowell relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner,
12/31) at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/25, Stevens found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 1/25, David Suddjian found at Ketring Park: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
Wendy Wibbens reported a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER.
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Claude Vallieres relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) at
Denver West Office Complex (south of Building #3; also check east side of
#5).
--On 1/26, Stevens relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/26, Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons found at Reynolds Park: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & DUSKY GROUSE (see website for details).  --On 1/23,
Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds Park.  On 1/18,
Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the Songbird Trail,
Reynolds Park.
--On 1/25, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden. On 1/23, Patrick O'Driscoll relocated a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Sanders, 12/30).
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/24, Renee Casias relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14)
at Apex Park.  On 1/22, Matt Clark found: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark,
1/14).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Gary Lefko relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
++Yesterday, Andy Bankert found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Springer
Natural Area.
--On 1/26, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/25, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/22, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect Ponds
Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found four LONG-EARED OWLS at Banner Lakes
Wildlife Area.

Boulder County
--On 1/26, Dowell found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14)
& LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/25, Ted Floyd found at Loomiller Park: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE &
8 flyover COMMON REDPOLLS.
--On 1/25, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.

Denver County
--On 1/26, David Suddjian reported a MEW GULL at Marston Reservoir.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.

El Paso County
--On 1/25, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

Pueblo County
--On 1/25, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
--On 1/25, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson relocated a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Lamar
Community College.
--On 1/26, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/12) at her
Lamar yard (email to arrange visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)

Bent County
--On 1/25, Thompson found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along CR 26.5, south of Hwy 50.
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Jackson Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Fort
Morgan Ponds.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at Prewitt
Reservoir.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
La Plata County
++Yesterday, Jim Beatty found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Zink's Pond.
--On 1/25, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Park County
++Yesterday, David Suddjian relocated ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Jefferson.
--On 1/24, Gene Rutherford relocated ROSY FINCHES (Hundertmark, 1/16) at
Common Moorhen.

Teller County
++Yesterday, Mel Goff relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at the
blue house in Victor.

Eagle County
--On 1/25, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Fremont County
--On 1/25, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
--On 1/25, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
--On 1/25, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/24, Rich Miller relocated EASTERN BLUEBIRDS (Tonnessen, 11/30) at
Pathfinder Park.
--On 1/23, Mary Garza found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER behind the Canon City
Sheriff's Office, west of MacKenzie Blvd.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Garfield County
--On 1/25, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
--On 1/25, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montrose County
--On 1/24, Fenton found at Otter Pond: a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) & 10 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Horn, 1/10).

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Birding Along I76
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:07:25 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Adams County
Bryan Ehlmann and Richard Stevens found a Lesser Black backed Gull at the 
southeast corner of Barr Lake. 


Weld County
They found four Long eared Owls at Banner Lakes Wildlife Area.

Morgan County
They added eight Long eared Owl and an Eastern Screech Owl at Jackson 
Reservoir. 


Good Birding!

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Denver, CO
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Subject: Eastern Screech Owl/Fort Collins
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 12:53:50 -0800
Hi all

I took a lunch stroll at Spring Canyon Park and observed local Eastern Screech 
Owl enjoying the warmth of the sunny day. 

 
http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/eastern-screech-owl-spring-canyon-park-fort-collins 
Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn 

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Subject: Union Res, Weld/Boulder county
From: "'j.d. birchmeier' jdbirchmeier AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:06:47 +0000 (UTC)
north of the Res on WCR 28 / WCR 3, in the usual mixed flock of blackbirds - a 
half dozen grackles.   And an immature Bald Eagle nearby.    Anyone 
missing a swan?   There's what looks to be a dead one on the ice in the 
northwest corner. 

J.D. (Birch) BirchmeierLongmont
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 27, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:56:47 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Arapahoe (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Glaucous Gull)
Boulder (Tundra Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Denver (Mew Gull)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, American Three-toed
Woodpecker, Dusky Grouse)
Prowers (Purple Finch)
Bent (Harris's Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS & THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/25, Stevens relocated a BARN
OWL.  On 1/20, Alec Hopping found a GLAUCOUS GULL (off banding station
area).
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop.  On
1/24, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop (see website for
details).
--On 1/25, Chris Knight relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).
The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.
--On 1/25, Bob Canter relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26) and THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).  Gwen Moore found a
GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) & a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams,
1/19).  --On 1/25, Joey Kellner found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at
Aurora Reservoir.
++Yesterday, David Dowell relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner,
12/31) at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/25, Stevens found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 1/25, David Suddjian found at Ketring Park: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
Wendy Wibbens reported a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER.
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Dowell found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer,
12/14) & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/25, Ted Floyd found at Loomiller Park: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE &
8 flyover COMMON REDPOLLS.
--On 1/25, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.

Denver County
++Yesterday, David Suddjian reported a MEW GULL at Marston Reservoir.
--On 1/25, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.
--On 1/23, Joe Roller relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Frank Ferrell relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) at
Denver West Office Complex (south of Building #3; also check east side of
#5).
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
++Yesterday, Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons found at Reynolds Park:
AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & DUSKY GROUSE (see website for details).
--On 1/23, Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds
Park.  On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/25, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden. On 1/23, Patrick O'Driscoll relocated a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Sanders, 12/30).
--On 1/24, Terry Michaels relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/24, Renee Casias relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14)
at Apex Park.  On 1/22, Matt Clark found: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark,
1/14).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/25, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/22, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect Ponds
Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/21, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.

El Paso County
--On 1/25, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.
--On 1/23, Brad Steger found a SWAMP SPARROW along Curtis Road, south of
Hwy 94.
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Pueblo County
--On 1/25, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
--On 1/25, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/12) at
her Lamar yard (email to arrange visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)

Bent County
--On 1/25, Thompson found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along CR 26.5, south of Hwy 50.
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Eagle County
--On 1/25, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Fremont County
--On 1/25, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
--On 1/25, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
--On 1/25, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/24, Rich Miller relocated EASTERN BLUEBIRDS (Tonnessen, 11/30) at
Pathfinder Park.
--On 1/23, Mary Garza found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER behind the Canon City
Sheriff's Office, west of MacKenzie Blvd.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Garfield County
--On 1/25, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
--On 1/25, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

La Plata County
--On 1/25, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montrose County
--On 1/24, Fenton found at Otter Pond: a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) & 10 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Horn, 1/10).
--On 1/22, Jon Horn found a TRUMPETER SWAN at the Solar Road Pond.

Park County
--On 1/24, Gene Rutherford relocated ROSY FINCHES (Hundertmark, 1/16) at
Common Moorhen.

Teller County
--On 1/24, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at
the blue house in Victor.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Fantastic Winter Day Around Denver
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:14:50 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Here's my update to the Colorado Birding Society's Trip Blog

January 26, 2015

Monday was even better than yesterday. Temperatures reached 64 degrees; winds 
were less than 8 mph. What a fantastic day for late January! 


My first stop today was Crown Hill Park (Jefferson County). Yesterday's report 
of a Glaucous Gull and two Mew Gulls was intriguing. Unfortunately, the only 
gulls on the ice were Ring-billed. I checked out nearby Prospect Lake, Bass 
Lake and Arvada Reservoir; no uncommon gulls. 


A quick stop at Red Rocks Park (Jefferson) found the Golden-crowned Sparrow 
behind the trading post. 


I swung over to Adams County and found no gulls on Lake Ladora or Lower Derby 
Lake at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. For information: the Visitor's Center is closed 
on Mondays and Tuesdays. 


Only Ring-billed Gulls flew around the northeast corner of Barr Lake. I enjoyed 
good fortune at the southeast corner below the dam (mile 7.0). A Thayer's Gull 
and Lesser Black-backed Gull stood on the ice; however, no Glaucous Gull could 
be found. 


An hour before sunset, I scoped Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe) from above the 
fishing parking area along the west side (required a 0.3 mile hike). Hundreds 
of gulls stood on the ice (quite far from the shore). 


I could pick out one Lesser Black-backed Gull. A possible Thayer's Gull 
eventually flew overhead and confirmed it was a Thayer's Gull. 


Another Gull in the group was quite interesting. At 4:30 pm, the gulls started 
to take off and flew overhead and west. Of course, the interesting Gull was the 
very last Gull to leave. It turned out to be a somewhat strange looking Herring 
Gull. No Glaucous Gull found here either. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Richard Stevens; Director, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Thanks!
From: "Kathy Buckley kb80550 AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:38:18 -0700
Thank you to all who were with us at Bobcat Ridge today. Pat was admitted
to the hospital as a precaution and will undergo cardiac testing tonight
and tomorrow. So glad we all got to see such a beautiful bird!

Good birding,
Kathy Buckley
Subject: Reynolds Park, Jefferson County
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:31:47 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I found a Three toed Woodpecker north of the Oven Draw, Raven's 
Roost, Eagle's View Trails. Reynolds Park. A Dusky Grouse was 40 yards south. 
We failed to find Northern Pygmy or Saw-whet Owls. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Pine Warbler at Denver West Jeffco
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:20:49 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Larimer County
Many birders have seen the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.

Jefferson County
Stevens found the Golden crowned Sparrow at Red Rocks Park.

Denver County
Stevens relocated the Pine Warbler east of the volley ball courts at Denver 
West Office Complex.  Earlier, Frank Farrell saw it along the south side of 
building #3. 


The only gulls at crown hill park were Ring billed.

Good Birding!

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Sue Ehlmann, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 26, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:10:23 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barn Owl, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Barrow's
Goldeneye, Harris's Sparrow, Short-eared Owl, American Dipper)
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barrow's Goldeneye,
Glaucous Gull, Thayer's Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Eastern
Screech-Owl, Lewis's Woodpecker)
Boulder (Greater White-fronted Goose, Common Redpoll, Rosy Finches)
Denver (Greater Scaup)
El Paso (Greater Scaup)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Glaucous Gull, Mew Gull, Rosy Finches)
Larimer (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Pueblo (Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon,
Trumpeter Swan, Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Sage Thrasher, Tundra Swan, Eastern Bluebird)
Eagle (Pinyon Jay)
Fremont (Eurasian Wigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker)
Garfield (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
La Plata (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, THAYER'S GULL, & BARN OWL.  On 1/20, Alec Hopping found
a GLAUCOUS GULL (off banding station area).
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop.
On 1/24, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop (see website
for details).
++Yesterday, Chris Knight relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at S.
Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue/near green/white tower).
The Boulder Bird Club reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the 78th avenue
parking lot.
++Yesterday, Bob Canter relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) at the
bike path bridge, east of Lowell Blvd.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at Eaglewatch Lake, South
Platte Park.
++Yesterday, Stevens found at South Platte Park Reservoir: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  David Dowell
found: GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 2 THAYER'S GULL.  On 1/23, Kellner
found a MEW GULL (Hopping, 1/16).
++Yesterday, Joey Kellner found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Aurora
Reservoir.  On 1/23, Glenn Walbek found: 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), 6 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) & a possible
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).  On 1/21, Terry Michaels relocated:
GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at Ketring Park: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
Wendy Wibbens reported a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER.
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd found at Loomiller Park: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
& 8 flyover COMMON REDPOLLS.
++Yesterday, Bruce Snyder relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/24, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
--On 1/20, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.
--On 1/23, Joe Roller relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Chris Brobin relocated a male GREATER SCAUP (Dale Adams, 1/23)
at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.
--On 1/23, Brad Steger found a SWAMP SPARROW along Curtis Road, south of
Hwy 94.
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
++Yesterday, Dave Cameron reported a GLAUCOUS GULL & two MEW GULLS at Crown
Hill Park.
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden. On 1/23, Patrick O'Driscoll relocated a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Sanders, 12/30).
--On 1/24, Terry Michaels relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/24, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at the
Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/24, Renee Casias relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14)
at Apex Park.  On 1/22, Matt Clark found: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark,
1/14).
--On 1/23, Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds
Park.  On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
++Yesterday, Nick Komar relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake.
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/22, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect Ponds
Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/21, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Robb Hinds relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Pueblo Reservoir.
Margie Joy found: RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, 6 COMMON LOONS.
Percival added: TRUMPETER SWAN (Peterson, 1/24), GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Drummond relocated SAGE
THRASHERS.
++Yesterday, Hinds relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the Avondale
Water Treatment Ponds.  Gonzalez & Jessop found three EASTERN BLUEBIRD.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/24, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Eagle County
++Yesterday, Marbry Hopkins relocated 100 PINYON JAYS at Dotsero.

Fremont County
++Yesterday, John Drummond found a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds (off
MacKenzie Blvd); not relocated in the afternoon.
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at the
Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/24, Riffe relocated
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells
Pond.  Mark Peterson relocated the Pacific Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & Winter
Wren/Stub-tailed Wren.
++Yesterday, David Dowell relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/24, Peterson relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at Tunnel Drive, west
Canon City.
--On 1/24, Peterson found at Lakeside Cemetery: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER &
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER.
--On 1/24, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at the
Colon Orchards, Canon City.
--On 1/24, Rich Miller relocated EASTERN BLUEBIRDS (Tonnessen, 11/30) at
Pathfinder Park.
--On 1/23, Mary Garza found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER behind the Canon City
Sheriff's Office, west of MacKenzie Blvd.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Garfield County
++Yesterday, JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kembel, 12/24) at
Devereux Road and Two Rivers Park.

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 1/24, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

La Plata County
++Yesterday, Riley Morris found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Animas River,
behind the Durango Home Depot.
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/24, Kibbe and all relocated 52 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montrose County
--On 1/24, Fenton found at Otter Pond: a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) & 10 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Horn, 1/10).
--On 1/22, Jon Horn found a TRUMPETER SWAN at the Solar Road Pond.

Park County
--On 1/24, Gene Rutherford relocated ROSY FINCHES (Hundertmark, 1/16) at
Common Moorhen.

Teller County
--On 1/24, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) at
the blue house in Victor.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:27:41 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens reports that now that the ice has melted, the Greater Scaup are 
back on Eagle Watch Lake, South Platte Park.  One female was still on the 
Platte River near the C470 bridge. 


Jefferson Cpunty
Stevens found the Glaucous Gull was on the Jeffco side of South Platte Park 
Reservoir. 


Jefferson County

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Subject: Jefferson, Fremont (Eurasian Wigeon), Jacksoson, and Pueblo Counties
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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:32:43 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Terry Michaels relocated the Golden crowned Sparrow behind Red Rocks trading 
Post. 

David Sundjian reports a Lesser Blacked Gull at St. Mary's Church.
Sanders relocated Rosy Finches at 314 DeFrance Court,Golden.

Fremont County
John Drummond found an Eurasian Wigeon at Valco Ponds, Canon City.
Yesterday, Peterson relocated 3 Rufous crowned Sparrows at Tunnel Drive.
Peterson relocated the two Stub tailed Wrens along the Arkansas River trail.
Peterson found Williamson's and Yellow bellied Sapsuckers at Lakeside Cemetery. 


Jackson County
This morning, Stevens and Kostens found a few Rosy Finches at the Colordo State 
Forest visitor'scenter. 


Pueblo County
Besides the birds Sue Riffe found at Pueblo Reservoir yesterday, Peterson added 
2 Lesser Black backed Gulls, 2 Mew Gulls and a Trumpeter Swan. 


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 25,2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:28:10 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
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NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barn Owl, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Barrow's
Goldeneye, Short-eared Owl)
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Boulder (Tundra Swan, Rosy Finches)
Denver (Greater Scaup)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches, Eastern
Screech-Owl)
Larimer (American Woodcock)
Pueblo (Tundra Swan, Long-tailed Duck, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon,
Great Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Glaucous Gull)
Bent (Rusty Blackbird)
Fremont (Western Screech-Owl, Lewis's Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird)
Jackson (Rosy Finches, Boreal Owl)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found at Barr Lake State Park: two LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, THAYER'S GULL, & BARN OWL.  On 1/20, Alec Hopping found
a GLAUCOUS GULL (off banding station area).
++Yesterday, Hopping found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop (see
website for details).
++Yesterday, Adam Vesely relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1)
at S. Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue)
--On 1/20, Stevens found a BARN OWL along the fence line where 96th turns
north, off of Tower Road.
--On 1/20, Claude Vallieres relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Hopping, 1/3) at the
Platte River Birding Area (near 78th avenue).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Scott Manwaring found on the S. Platte River near C470:
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Farrell, 1/22) & many GREATER SCAUP.
++Yesterday, Hopping relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31)
at South Platte Park Reservoir.  On 1/23, Joey Kellner found: MEW GULL
(Hopping, 1/16), GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 4 THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian,
1/2).
--On 1/23, Glenn Walbek found at Aurora Reservoir: 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 6 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) & a possible
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).  On 1/21, Terry Michaels relocated:
GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood relocated ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower feeders.
--On 1/20, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at
Rocky Mountain Lake Park.
--On 1/23, Joe Roller relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Jefferson County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30)
around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Scott Manwaring relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden. On 1/23, Patrick O'Driscoll relocated a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Sanders, 12/30).
++Yesterday, Holroyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.
++Testerday, Renee Casias relocated Rosy Finches (Matt Clark,1/22) at Apex
Trail.
--On 1/23, Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds
Park.  On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/22, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14) &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark, 1/14).
  --On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Dan O'Donnell and several birders relocated an AMERICAN
WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for
directions & map).
--On 1/23, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/22, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect Ponds
Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/21, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe relocated two TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
++Yesterday, Riffe found at Pueblo Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK,
RED-THROATED LOON, six COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, & THAYER'S
GULL.  Sam Fason added a GLAUCOUS GULL.
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

Douglas County
--On 1/23, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below the
Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

El Paso County
--On 1/23, Dale Adams found a male GREATER SCAUP at Prospect Lake, Memorial
Park, Colorado Springs.
--On 1/23, Brad Steger found a SWAMP SPARROW along Curtis Road, south of
Hwy 94.
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Riffe relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Avenue parking lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  Riffe relocated a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21) between Raynolds and Sells Pond.
++Yesterday, Riffe relocated a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Dan Maynard, 12/21) at
the Colon Orchards, Canon City.
++Yesterday, Rich Miller relocated EASTERN BLUEBIRDS (Tonnessen, 11/30) at
Pathfinder Park.
--On 1/23, Mary Garza found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER behind the Canon City
Sheriff's Office, west of MacKenzie Blvd.
--On 1/20, Mark Chavez relocated a WINTER WREN (Dan Maynard, 12/21) along
the Arkansas Riverwalk (Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue).  Chavez relocated a
slated colored FOX SPARROW also.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/19, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 1/23, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Montrose County
++Yesterday, Fenton found at Otter Pond: a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) & 10 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Horn, 1/10).
--On 1/22, Jon Horn found a TRUMPETER SWAN at the Solar Road Pond.

Park County
++Yesterday, Gene Rutherford relocated ROSY FINCHES (Hundertmark, 1/16) at
Common Moorhen.

Teller County
++Yesterday, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
at the blue house in Victor.

La Plata County
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Pine Warbler in Jefferson County; Greater Scaup in Denver County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:36:13 -0700
Hello birders,

It took about 1.5 hours to find the Pine Warbler at the Denver West Office
Complex in Jefferson County.  It flew around the south side of building #
4, later between # 4 & # 3.  Several nuthatches and chickadees were also in
the area.  I had walked around buildings 7,6,and 5 first without seeing one
bird.  A feeder is on the east side of building # 5.  Today a Sharp shinned
Hawk was watching it.

The Greater Scaup is still at Rocky Mountain Lake Park in Denver County.
It stayed close to the eastern cattails and took a while to see it from its
blocked view.
Good birding!

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Centennial, CO
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Subject: Relocated Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge [1 Attachment]
From: "Dan O'Donnell djod AT comcast.net [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:39:53 -0700
Relocated the American Woodcock on the road heading north past the ranger home 
at the entrance to the parking area at Bobcat Ridge Nature area, Larimer county 
(photos here: Click here 
). The 
ranger pointed it out to numerous other people. It was near the east side of 
the small stream about 25 ft south of the restored barn. Here is a satellite 
view of the approximate location. 





Dan O'Donnell
Loveland, CO
djod AT comcast.net


Subject: Jefferson, Pueblo, Jackson & Teller County Updates
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:27:09 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Ira Sanders reports Rosy Finches returning to 314 DeFrance Court, Golden.
Ed Holroyd relocated the Eastern Screech-Owl at Van Bibber Trail.

Pueblo County
Sue Riffe relocated six Common Loons at Pueblo Reservoir.

Jackson County
Stevens & Kosten relocated Rosy Finches at the Colorado State Forest
Visitor's Center.
They heard a Boreal Owl just west of Cameron Pass last night.

Teller County
Joy & Leonard Lake relocated 50 Rosy Finches (3 species) at the blue house
in Victor.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 24, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:53:22 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Arapahoe (Mew Gull, Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull,
Barrow's Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, possible Glaucous-winged Gull)
Denver (Greater Scaup, Thayer's Gull)
El Paso (Greater Scaup, Swamp Sparrow)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler, Rosy Finches, White-throated Sparrow, Northern
Saw-whet Owl)
Larimer (Eastern Screech-Owl)
Fremont (Lewis's Woodpecker)
Jackson (Rosy Finches, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Owl)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Joey Kellner found at South Platte Park Reservoir: MEW GULL
(Hopping, 1/16), GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8), 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Kellner, 12/31), 4 THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2).
++Yesterday, Washburn & Simmons found on the S. Platte River near C470:
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Farrell, 1/22) & many GREATER SCAUP.
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Aurora Reservoir: 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 6 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) & a possible
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (Adams, 1/19).  On 1/21, Terry Michaels relocated:
GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe found a GREATER SCAUP (Kaempfer, 1/10) at Rocky
Mountain Lake Park.
++Yesterday, Joe Roller relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Walbek, Hopping & Kellner found a red form FOX SPARROW below
the Chatfield State Park dam (see map on website).
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Dale Adams found a male GREATER SCAUP at Prospect Lake,
Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.
++Yesterday, Brad Steger found a SWAMP SPARROW along Curtis Road, south of
Hwy 94.
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Patrick O'Driscoll relocated 116+ ROSY FINCHES (Sanders,
12/29) and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Sander, 12/30) at 314 DeFrance Count,
Golden.
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping relocated a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at Reynolds
Park.  On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/22, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14) &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark, 1/14).
--On 1/20, Jerry Petrosky relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Ken Pals relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Pals, 11/25) along
the Spring Creek Trail.
--On 1/22, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect Ponds
Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/21, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/20, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Adams County
--On 1/22, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake State Park: two LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS & two BARN OWLS.  Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL
(Dowell, 1/16).  On 1/20, Alec Hopping found a GLAUCOUS GULL (off banding
station area).
--On 1/22, Nick Moore relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at
S. Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue)
--On 1/20, Stevens found a BARN OWL along the fence line where 96th turns
north, off of Tower Road.
--On 1/20, Claude Vallieres relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Hopping, 1/3) at the
Platte River Birding Area (near 78th avenue).
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).

Boulder County
--On 1/20, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
--On 1/20, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/18, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Pueblo County
--On 1/19, Duane Nelson relocated four TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
--On 1/19, Stulp & Thompson found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Percival, 12/29), 2 COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On 1/18, Kaempfer found TAYER'S GULL.  On 1/17,
Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29).
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/20, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Mary Garza found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER behind the Canon City
Sheriff's Office, west of MacKenzie Blvd.
--On 1/20, Mark Chavez relocated a WINTER WREN (Dan Maynard, 12/21) along
the Arkansas Riverwalk (Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue).  Chavez relocated a
slated colored FOX SPARROW also.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/19, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Montrose County
--On 1/22, Jon Horn found a TRUMPETER SWAN at the Solar Road Pond.
--On 1/18, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) at Otter Pond.

La Plata County
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Teller County
--On 1/19, John Drummond and all relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
in Victor.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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Subject: This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 1/24-25, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:09:35 -0700
Hello cobirders,

This weekend's Statewide Bird Trips include:

Saturday, January 24
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Allenspark and Lyons
Aiken Audubon Society's Raptor Trip

Sunday, January 25
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Red Rocks Park
Boulder Bird Club Trip to Platte River

See Colorado Birding Society's website for additional details:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Good Birding!

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: S. Platte River Arapahoe County
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:45:29 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I saw the Barrow's Goldeneye and Greater Scaup at Platte River 
and C470. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 23, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:05:38 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barn Owl, Thayer's Gull, Barrow's
Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Barrow's Goldeneye,
Greater Scaup)
Jefferson (Rosy Finches)
Larimer (Greater White-fronted Goose)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Montrose (Trumpeter Swan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake State Park: two LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS & two BARN OWLS.  Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL
(Dowell, 1/16).  On 1/20, Alec Hopping found a GLAUCOUS GULL (off banding
station area).
++Yesterday, Nick Moore relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1) at
S. Platte Park Birding Area (south of 88th avenue)
--On 1/20, Stevens found a BARN OWL along the fence line where 96th turns
north, off of Tower Road.
--On 1/20, Claude Vallieres relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Hopping, 1/3) at the
Platte River Birding Area (near 78th avenue).
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26).  Gwen Moore found three THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).
On 1/21, Terry Michaels relocated: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6).
++Yesterday, Lee Farrell found at S. Platte River & C470: THAYER'S GULL,
GREATER SCAUP (Rutherford, 1/18) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 1/20, Doug Kibbe relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2) at South
Platte Park Reservoir
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/14) &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Clark, 1/14).
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/20, Jerry Petrosky relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/17, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Wade found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Prospect
Ponds Natural Area.
--On 1/21, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills Area.
(Best during or just after a snowstorm).
--On 1/21, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/20, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Boulder County
--On 1/20, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
--On 1/20, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/18, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 1/20, Stevens relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.  On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated a juvenile
THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15).
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Douglas County
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

El Paso County
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Pueblo County
--On 1/19, Duane Nelson relocated four TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
--On 1/19, Stulp & Thompson found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Percival, 12/29), 2 COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On 1/18, Kaempfer found TAYER'S GULL.  On 1/17,
Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29).
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/18, Chris Knight found four TUNDRA SWAN at a Pond near Avondale (see
map on website).
--On 1/17, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/17, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/20, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 32+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: south of Crags Campgrounds.

Montrose County
++Yesterday, Jon Horn found a TRUMPETER SWAN at the Solar Road Pond.
--On 1/18, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) at Otter Pond.

La Plata County
--On 1/21, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Fremont County
--On 1/20, Mark Chavez relocated a WINTER WREN (Dan Maynard, 12/21) along
the Arkansas Riverwalk (Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue).  Chavez relocated a
slated colored FOX SPARROW also.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/19, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Teller County
--On 1/19, John Drummond and all relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
in Victor.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

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Subject: Barn Owl Photo and Update 2015 Grouse Tours
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:35:45 -0700
Hello cobirders,

I added Jerry Petrosky's Barn Owl photo to the "recent witness photos" link
on the Colorado Birding Society's website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

I have updated the "grouse information" link on the website.  NOTE: spots
for the paid tours go quickly; several are already full.  Check soon!

Good Birding!

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Barr Lake State Park in Adams County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:26:37 -0700
Hello birders,

I scoped the gulls from the banding station land spit at Barr Lake State Park 
for an hour or so this afternoon. Two Lesser Black backed Gulls, many Herring 
and Ring billed were identified. They were too far away to id Thayer's Gulls. 
Two Barn Owls were found. One in the trees at the end of the land spit. The 
other was photographed. I asked Amy to put it on the witness photo page on the 
Colorado Birding Society's website;http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net 
Richard and Rebecca are in Jackson County and the Ehlmanns are in California. I 
don't know if Amy can upload the photo tonight or not. I couldn't find an 
Eurasian Wigeon in the open water near the boat ramp. A Great Horned Owl was 
down the Pioneer trail. Thousands of geese were south of Barr Lake, along 128th 
avenue and Tower Road. Several Ross's, Snow and one Greater White fronted Goose 
among many White cheeked Geese. I didn't take the time to separate the White 
cheeked into Canada and Cackling. Later Red tailed Hawks and one Rough legged 
Hawk were seen along the DIA Owl Loop. No Short eared Owls tonight, a Great 
Horned Owl was on a telephone pole west of the Denver Disposal Site north of 
the airport parking lots. Enjoy Colorado Birding! 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Aurora Reservoir Arapahoe County
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:03:17 -0700
Hello

Made the long drive to Aurora Reservoir and found the gulls in the center. With 
no scope I could only pick out a Lesser Black backed Gull. Pretty sure there 
was no Glaucous Gull. 


Dave King
Denver


Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 22, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:17:38 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Jefferson (Rosy Finches)
Larimer (Rosy Finches, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Kevin Keirn relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1)
at S. Platte Park Birding Area (around 78th avenue)
--On 1/20, Alec Hopping found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Barr Lake (off banding
station area).  Richard Stevens relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL off
the boat ramp area.
--On 1/20, Stevens found a BARN OWL along the fence line where 96th turns
north, off of Tower Road.
--On 1/20, Claude Vallieres relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Hopping, 1/3) at the
Platte River Birding Area (near 78th avenue).
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Walbek, 12/6) & two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 1/19,
Joel & Dale Adams found: 2 adult, 1 first winter THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) and a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
--On 1/20, Doug Kibbe relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2) at South
Platte Park Reservoir
--On 1/20, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.
--On 1/18, Gene Rutherford relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte
River and C470.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/20, Jerry Petrosky relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/17, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Scott Rashid relocated ROSY FINCHES at the Carriage Hills
Area. (Best during or just after a snowstorm).
++Yesterday, TC Walker relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/20, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Boulder County
--On 1/20, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
--On 1/20, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/18, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 1/20, Stevens relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.  On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated a juvenile
THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15).
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Douglas County
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

El Paso County
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Pueblo County
--On 1/19, Duane Nelson relocated four TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
--On 1/19, Stulp & Thompson found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Percival, 12/29), 2 COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On 1/18, Kaempfer found TAYER'S GULL.  On 1/17,
Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29).
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/18, Chris Knight found four TUNDRA SWAN at a Pond near Avondale (see
map on website).
--On 1/17, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/17, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/20, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

La Plata County
++Yesterday, Riley Morris relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Fremont County
--On 1/20, Mark Chavez relocated a WINTER WREN (Dan Maynard, 12/21) along
the Arkansas Riverwalk (Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue).  Chavez relocated a
slated colored FOX SPARROW also.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/19, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Teller County
--On 1/19, John Drummond and all relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
in Victor.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Montrose County
--On 1/18, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) at Otter Pond.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Aurora Reservoir Gulls
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:44:31 -0700
Hello cobirders, 

Visibility at Barr Lake was too poor to see the gulls. The gulls at Aurora 
Reservoir were closer to shore. A Glaucous and two Lesser Black backed could be 
identified in the haze. 


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Terry Michaels, President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Morning of Rosy Finches
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:18:14 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Ira Sanders reports a few Rosy Finches coming to 314 DeFrance Court, Golden.

Larimer County
Scott Rashid reports Rosy Finches coming to Carriage Hills home in Estes
Park.

Jackson County
Richard Stevens and Rebbecca Kosten report 50+Rosy Finches at the Colorado
State Park visitor"s center.


Good Birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 21, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:50:35 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barn Owl, Greater Scaup)
Arapahoe (Thayer's Gull, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Boulder (Tundra Swan, White-throated Sparrow)
Denver (Thayer's Gull)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches)
Larimer (American Woodcock)
Bent (Rusty Blackbird)
Fremont (Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Barr Lake (off banding
station area).  Richard Stevens relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL off
the boat ramp area.
++Yesterday, Stevens found a BARN OWL along the fence line where 96th turns
north, off of Tower Road.
++Yesterday, Claude Vallieres relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Hopping, 1/3) at
the Platte River Birding Area (near 78th avenue).
--On 1/19, Tom Behnfield relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1)
at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2) at South
Platte Park Reservoir
++Yesterday, Deborah Aguirre relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend
Park.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Walbek, 12/6), 3 adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 2 adult,
1 first winter THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) and a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
--On 1/18, Gene Rutherford relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte
River and C470.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd relocated a TUNDRA SWAN (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Floyd relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Floyd, 12/14) at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church.
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/18, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.  On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated a juvenile
THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15).
--On 1/19, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.  On
1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/19, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Jerry Petrosky relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/17, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/19, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in Loveland
(N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
--On 1/19, Bill Tweit relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/19, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Douglas County
--On 1/19, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

El Paso County
--On 1/19, Chris Brobin relocated a BARN OWL (Driscoll, 1/15) at Jimmy Camp
Creek.

Pueblo County
--On 1/19, Duane Nelson relocated four TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
--On 1/19, Stulp & Thompson found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Percival, 12/29), 2 COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On 1/18, Kaempfer found TAYER'S GULL.  On 1/17,
Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29).
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/18, Chris Knight found four TUNDRA SWAN at a Pond near Avondale (see
map on website).
--On 1/17, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/17, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
++Yesterday, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2)
along the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Mark Chavez relocated a WINTER WREN (Dan Maynard, 12/21) along
the Arkansas Riverwalk (Sells Pond to Raynolds Avenue).  Chavez relocated a
slated colored FOX SPARROW also.
--On 1/19, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/19, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/19, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/19, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Mesa County
--On 1/19, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Teller County
--On 1/19, John Drummond and all relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
in Victor.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Montrose County
--On 1/18, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) at Otter Pond.

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Larimer County
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:30:18 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I saw the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. We 
searched around Lincoln and 33rd avenues in Loveland for the possible Pileated 
Woodpecker without a sight. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Wash Park, Denver; Denver West and Red Rocks, Jefferson County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:19:08 -0700
Hello birders,

Went back to Smith Lake in Washington Park to look for the Iceland Gull. I 
didn't find it but did see one adult Thayer's Gull. Then I looked about two 
hours for the Pine Warbler and Barrow's Goldeneye at Denver West Office 
Complex. I didn't find either of them. Finally I stopped at Red Rocks Park. 
After about 20 minutes the Golden crowned Sparrow was seen. Enjoy Colorado 
Birding! 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Larimer (Am. Woodcock), Denver (Thayer's Gull), Jefferson (Rosy Finches)
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:47:25 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County

The American Woodcock has been relocated by several birders at Bobcat Ridge
Natural Area.  The ranger usually knows the last location.

Denver County

Jerry Petrosky relocated a Thayer's Gull at Smith Lake, Washington Park.

Jefferson County

Ira Sanders reports a few Rosy Finches sporadically return to 314 DeFrance
Court, Golden.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Park County
From: "'Jeff Hayes' jeffandsuehayes AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:37:31 -0700
Randy Vernon and I re-located the rosy finches in Como and Jefferson yesterday. 
In Como, there was a flock of about 200-300, and we estimated 90% gray-crowned 
and 10% brown-capped. We did not identify any black. In Jefferson there was a 
flock of about 30-50 and we found one black. South of Lake George, we 
re-located two separate Red Crossbills on CR 403 south of 98. 


Jeff Hayes


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Subject: [cobirders] Raptor Alley Trip #2 Results/Nunn

  
Hi all

Fantastic turnout for this trip--over two dozen folks met at Honey's Cafe aka 
Nunn Cafe for breakfast and later raptors. Honey's Cafe very much appreciates 
birder patronage. Friday night the day looked "iffy" for raptors with winds 
expected at 20+mph. Luckily in the morning the winds were only 
5-10mph--afternoon was a another story ... :-( ... 20+mph winds. The southern 
half (morning) was excellent for raptors--the northern half skunked the group 
sans two birds I have found on the way home hanging on for dear life in 
blustery conditions. 


Highlight experiences included my "plant" bird, Merlin, who was in usual 
location wrong side of road though-ha ha! Also, folks got to see Ferruginous 
take a prairie dog with the Merlin watching the activity. A pair of Great 
Horneds hunkered in a tree close to the road offered great views. 


Total birds:  35 (33 south of Weld CR 100)

Northern Harrier - 6
Red-tailed Hawk - 10
Ferruginous Hawk - 9
Bald Eagle - 3
Great Horned Owl - 3
Merlin - 1 (my "plant" bird)
American Kestrel - 1
UNID hawk - 1
UNID falcon - 1

No Roughies or Goldens surprisingly but not unexpected with wind. American 
Kestrel REAL LOW considering I see double-digit almost every trip. 


Fun trip--looking forward to next one in February.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: Raptor Alley Trip #2 Results/Nunn
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jan 2015 07:46:57 -0800
Hi all

Fantastic turnout for this trip--over two dozen folks met at Honey's Cafe aka 
Nunn Cafe for breakfast and later raptors. Honey's Cafe very much appreciates 
birder patronage. Friday night the day looked "iffy" for raptors with winds 
expected at 20+mph. Luckily in the morning the winds were only 
5-10mph--afternoon was a another story ... :-( ... 20+mph winds. The southern 
half (morning) was excellent for raptors--the northern half skunked the group 
sans two birds I have found on the way home hanging on for dear life in 
blustery conditions. 


Highlight experiences included my "plant" bird, Merlin, who was in usual 
location wrong side of road though-ha ha! Also, folks got to see Ferruginous 
take a prairie dog with the Merlin watching the activity. A pair of Great 
Horneds hunkered in a tree close to the road offered great views. 


Total birds:  35 (33 south of Weld CR 100)

Northern Harrier - 6
Red-tailed Hawk - 10
Ferruginous Hawk - 9
Bald Eagle - 3
Great Horned Owl - 3
Merlin - 1 (my "plant" bird)
American Kestrel - 1
UNID hawk - 1
UNID falcon - 1

No Roughies or Goldens surprisingly but not unexpected with wind. American 
Kestrel REAL LOW considering I see double-digit almost every trip. 


Fun trip--looking forward to next one in February.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 20, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:07:08 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, possible
Glaucous-winged Gull)
Denver (Thayer's Gull, Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Douglas (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern
Saw-whet Owl)
Jefferson (Rosy Finches)
Larimer (American Woodcock, possible Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern
Screech-Owl, Greater Scaup)
Pueblo (Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Great Black-backed
Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Fremont (Williamson's Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, grwf,
White-throated Sparrow)
Mesa (Western Screech-Owl)
Teller (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Tom Behnfield relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1)
at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/18, Chris Goulart relocated two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL near the
Barr Lake State Park boat ramp.
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).
--On 1/16, David Dowell found a THAYER'S GULL at Barr Lake State Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Walbek, 12/6), 3 adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 2 adult,
1 first winter THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) and a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED
GULL.
--On 1/18, Gene Rutherford relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte
River and C470.
--On 1/16, Alec Hopping found at South Platte Park Reservoir: a MEW GULL,
THAYER'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Stevens relocated GREATER
SCAUP.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15) at
Smith Lake, Washington Park.  On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated a juvenile
THAYER'S GULL (Roller, 1/15).
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP (Hatch, 1/17) at Lakecrest.
On 1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
++Yesterday, Stevens found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Emerald Strand Park.
(birds may move from Lakecrest to Emerald Strand)

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67 (see maps on
website): AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & 2 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
--On 1/18, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
--On 1/18, Renee Casias relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/13,
Washburn:Simmons relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 1/17, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/14, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
++Yesterday, Sarah Crosby reported a possible PILEATED WOODPECKER in
Loveland (N. Lincoln & E 33rd Avenues).  While there are three previous
sightings/reports, there are no accepted State Records.
++Yesterday, Bill Tweit relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
++Yesterday, Georgia Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 1/18, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Duane Nelson relocated four TUNDRA SWAN (Knight, 1/18) at the
Avondale Water Treatment Ponds.
++Yesterday, Stulp & Thompson found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Percival, 12/29), 2 COMMON LOON, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On 1/18, Kaempfer found TAYER'S GULL.  On 1/17,
Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29).
--On 1/18, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.
--On 1/18, Chris Knight found four TUNDRA SWAN at a Pond near Avondale (see
map on website).
--On 1/17, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/17, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.

Boulder County
--On 1/18, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/18, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Weld County
--On 1/16, Peter Gaede found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Glenmere Park in
Greeley.
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 1/15, Dale Adams relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Adams, 1/5) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).
--On 1/15, Aaron Driscoll found a BARN OWL at Jimmy Camp Creek.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/18, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28)
at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL &
SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/18, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED OWL,
2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
++Yesterday, Matt Clark reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Brush Hollow
Wildlife Area.
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams relocated 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
(Adams, 1/18) at Valco Ponds.
++Yesterday, Kaempfer relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Percival, 12/21)
along the Arkansas Riverwalk.
--On 1/18, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11) near
the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at
the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored FOX
SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Horsethief Canyon
Wildlife Area.
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Teller County
++Yesterday, John Drummond and all relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson,
1/5) in Victor.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/18, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Montezuma County
--On 1/18, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Montrose County
--On 1/18, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Horn,
1/11) at Otter Pond.

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Birding Around Denver
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:48:06 -0700
Hello cobirders;

I stayed around Denver today. Stopped at Smith Lake, Washington Park. The ice 
shelf is melting and the gulls were farther away from shore today. The adult 
Thayer's Gull was still there. I did not see the juvenile Thayer's or the 
probable Iceland Gull. Gulls were flying around much; perhaps the uncommon ones 
will return. 


From Wash Park I drove to Lakecrest, also Denver County. At least two male and 
a female Greater Scaup are still there. Thanks to Frank and Nancy Hatch for 
reporting them a couple of days ago. I found no Barrow's Goldeneyes; plenty of 
Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks and Common Goldeneyes were observed. 


On a hunch I tried Emerald Strand Park which is just east of Lakecrest. Ducks 
on the water included four dozen Ring-necked, a pair of Canvasbacks, a dozen 
Common Goldeneyes and a Barrow's Goldeneyes. I would think that the ducks and 
geese move back and forth between the two close lakes, depends upon the amount 
of open water. 


No Short-eared Owls were found tonight along the DIA Owl Loop (Adams County). 
Raptors included: three Red-tailed Hawks, one Rough-legged Hawk, three 
Ferruginous, and a pair of American Kestrels. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Denver, Larimer (Woodcock), Pueblo (Tundra Swans) updates
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:21:54 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Denver County
Stevens relocated the Thayer's Gull at Smith Lake, Washington Park.

Larimer County
Many birders have seen the American Woodcock this afternoon at Bobcat Ridge.

Pueblo County
Duane Nelson relocated the four Tundra Swans (Peterson, 1/18) at the
Avondale Sewage Ponds.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Purple Finch in Ft. Collins
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 11:05:28 -0800
A short time ago, a male purple finch visited the bird bath at my home in NE 
Ft. Collins. 

 

 Dix Smith
 Ft. Collins
Subject: Jefferson and Larimer County updates
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:41:32 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Ira Sanders repoerts a few Rosy Finches coming to 314 DeFrance Court,
Golden.

Larimer County
Bill Tweit relocated the Eastern Screech Owl at Spring Canyon Community
Park.
No word on the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge yet.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 19, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:16:07 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Tundra Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Denver (Thayer's Gull)
Jefferson (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Pygmy-Owl,
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches)
Larimer (American Woodcock, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Pueblo (Acorn Woodpecker, Tundra Swan, Common Loon, Thayer's Gull)
Logan/Sedgwick (Long-eared Owl)
Logan (Long-eared Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Fremont (Greater White-fronted Goose, Western Screech-Owl)
Montezuma (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Montrose (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Chris Goulart relocated two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL near the
Barr Lake State Park boat ramp.
--On 1/17, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).
--On 1/16, Michael Kiessig relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens,
1/1) at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/16, David Dowell found a THAYER'S GULL at Barr Lake State Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Gene Rutherford relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte
River and C470.
--On 1/16, Alec Hopping found at South Platte Park Reservoir: a MEW GULL,
THAYER'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Stevens relocated GREATER
SCAUP.
--On 1/15, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28).  On 1/14,
Washburn:Simmons found GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) & HARRIS'S SPARROW (3.0
inlet canal).
--On 1/14, Terry Michaels found a LONG-EARED OWL east of the Prairie Loop
bird platform, Cherry Creek State Park.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Vesely relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell,
10/30) at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
++Yesterday, Scott Manwaring relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).  Peter Burke added a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/17, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
--On 1/17, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/17, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Manwaring relocated a THAYER'S GULL at Smith Lake, Washington
Park.  On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated an adult & juvenile THAYER'S GULL
(Roller, 1/15).
--On 1/17, Frank & Nancy Hatch found at Lakecrest: GREATER SCAUP, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens and all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (Parkview & Strawberry Jack trails).
++Yesterday, Stevens and all relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along the
Songbird Trail, Reynolds Park.
++Yesterday, Renee Casias relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/13,
Washburn:Simmons relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.  On 1/13, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
--On 1/17, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/17, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/14, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
++Yesterday, Michelle Puplava relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Lee
Martinez Park.
--On 1/17, Josh Bruening relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16) at
Watson Lake (also scope upstream of lake)
--On 1/17, Lori Zabel relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.
++Yesterday, Chris Knight found four TUNDRA SWAN at a Pond near Avondale
(see map on website).
++Yesterday, Kaempfer found at Pueblo Reservoir: COMMON LOON & THAYER'S
GULL.  On 1/17, Chartier found: GREATER SCAUP, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS,
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Chris Knight added: RED-THROATED LOON (Percival,
12/29).
--On 1/17, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
--On 1/17, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.

Douglas County
--On 1/16, Linda Broeren relocated two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS near
Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.   On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.

Weld County
--On 1/16, Peter Gaede found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Glenmere Park in
Greeley.
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 1/15, Dale Adams relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Adams, 1/5) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).
--On 1/15, Aaron Driscoll found a BARN OWL at Jimmy Camp Creek.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping relocated LONG-EARED OWLS (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/28) at Jumbo Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Logan County
++Yesterday, Hopping found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: 2 LONG-EARED
OWL, 2 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens and all found 6 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
Pass.
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
--On 1/17, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark, 1/11)
at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Mesa County
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.

Fremont County
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Adams, 12/13) at Valco Ponds.
++Yesterday, the Adams relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11)
near the Raynolds Park lot, Arkansas Riverwalk.  On 1/16, Glenn Walbek
found at the Arkansas Riverwalk: Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren &
slate-colored FOX SPARROW.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several
birders).
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
(Nick Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Montezuma County
++Yesterday, Dennis Garrison found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the Bradfield
Bridge.

Montrose County
++Yesterday, Bill Harris relocated 2 male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Horn, 1/11) at Otter Pond.

Teller County
--On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) in
Victor.

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
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Subject: Possible Iceland Gull at Washington Park last Friday & Saturday?
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:51:02 -0700
Hello cobirders,

I forgot to mention that at last night's Colorado Birding Society meeting they 
were looking at Richard's photos. He thought there were two adult Thayer's 
Gulls at Washington Park on Friday. Photos of Thayer's Gull on the photo 
library may also have an Iceland Gull in the mix? Richard had to leave early 
this morning to lead a trip to Guanella Pass and did not have time to send an 
email or add additional photos. Later! 


Two people have reported to us that they thought they saw an Iceland Gull at 
Washington Park Friday and Saturday. 


Comments welcomed!

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Rebecca Kosten, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Larimer (American Woodcock), Boulder, Jefferson, Logan/Sedgwick, Clear Creek & Montrose Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:37:57 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Many birders have relocated the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. 
Richard Stevens put his photos of the woodcock on the Colorado Birding 
Society's photo library. 


Boulder County
Adam Vesely relocated the Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dowell, 10/30) at the 
windbreak at the Teller Lake # 5 parking lot. 

Peter Burke relocated a Lesser Black-backed Gull at Valmont Reservoir. Gwen 
Moore relocated the Tundra Swan (Kaempfer, 12/14). 


Jefferson County
Ira Sanders reports a few Rosy Finches coming to feeders at 314 DeFrance, 
Golden. 


Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Alec Hopping relocated Long-eared Owls and two Red-bellied Woodpeckers at 
Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area. 

Hopping relocated two Long-eared Owls (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/28) at Jumbo 
Reservoir. 


Clear Creek County
Richard Stevens and all relocated 6 White-tailed Ptarmigan on Guanella Pass. 
It's a long hike! 


Mesa County
Bill Harris relocated 2 male and a female Barrow's Goldeneyes (Horn, 1/11) at 
Otter Pond in Montrose. 


Good birding!

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
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Rebecca Kosten, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 18, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:15:05 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Short-eared Owl)
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches, Tundra Swan, Eastern
Screech-Owl)
Denver (Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Ross's Goose)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches, Barrow's Goldeneye,
Eastern Screech-Owl)
Larimer (American Woodcock, Barrow's Goldeneye, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Pueblo (Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Greater Scaup, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon,
Thayer's Gull)
Summit (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWL along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).
--On 1/16, Michael Kiessig relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens,
1/1) at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/16, David Dowell found a THAYER'S GULL at Barr Lake State Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte River
and C470.
--On 1/16, Alec Hopping found at South Platte Park Reservoir: a MEW GULL,
THAYER'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Stevens relocated GREATER
SCAUP.
--On 1/15, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28).  On 1/14,
Washburn:Simmons found GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) & HARRIS'S SPARROW (3.0
inlet canal).
--On 1/14, Terry Michaels found a LONG-EARED OWL east of the Prairie Loop
bird platform, Cherry Creek State Park.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Dave King relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
++Yesterday, Floyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Heatherwood Park.
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.
++Yesterday, Floyd relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Ward, lower
feeders.
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Frank & Nancy Hatch found at Lakecrest: GREATER SCAUP,
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & ROSS'S GOOSE.
--On 1/16, Richard Stevens relocated an adult & juvenile THAYER'S GULL
(Roller, 1/15) at Smith Lake, Washington Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Weston relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/13, Washburn:Simmons
relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
++Yesterday, Gerald Baines found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Denver West Office
Complex.  On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez,
11/30) around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated a few ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.  On 1/13, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
++Yesterday, Matt Clark relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Holroyd, 1/11) at
the Van Bibber Trail.
--On 1/14, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
++Yesterday, Josh Bruening relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Cobble, 1/16)
at Watson Lake (also scope upstream of lake)
++Yesterday, Lori Zabel relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 1/16, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, David Chartier found a SWAMP SPARROW along the Goodnight Trail
below Pueblo City Park.
++Yesterday, Chartier relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER near the small
gorge, Pueblo City Park.
++Yesterday, Chartier found at Pueblo Reservoir: GREATER SCAUP, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Chris Knight added:
RED-THROATED LOON (Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, THAYER'S GULL.
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Douglas County
--On 1/16, Linda Broeren relocated two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS near
Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.   On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.
--On 1/11, Suddjian reported three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS in the Rampart
Range Road & Hwy 67 area (see website for map & details).

Weld County
--On 1/16, Peter Gaede found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Glenmere Park in
Greeley.
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 1/15, Dale Adams relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Adams, 1/5) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).
--On 1/15, Aaron Driscoll found a BARN OWL at Jimmy Camp Creek.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Summit County
++Yesterday, Sam Fason relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Clark,
1/11) at Keystone Ski Area (north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket
required).

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/16, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/16, Doug Kibbe found 19 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella Pass.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 1/16, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Fremont County
--On 1/16, Glenn Walbek found at the Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN
SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11), Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored
FOX SPARROW.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams,
12/13) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
(Nick Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).

Teller County
--On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) in
Victor.

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Larimer and Boulder Counties
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:37:48 -0700
Hello

After seeing the Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge I stopped at Teller Farms. The Golden 
crowned Sparrow was in brush south of parking lot. I couldn't find the winter 
wren reported across the highway at White trail. 


Dave King
Denver


Subject: Broad-winged Hawk @ Larimer Co.
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 10:19:34 -0800
Yesterday, we observed a broad-winged hawk at the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in 
Larimer Co. 

 It was ca 400 yds. downstream from where the American woodcock was located.
 

 This was not the light juvenile that I reported recently. It was a dark adult. 

 

 Dix Smith
 Ft. Collins
Subject: American Woodcock Larimer County
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:58:32 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Richard Stevens called. He relocated the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge 
Natural Area. Look along creek east of road and upstream of ranger's house to 
north. He showed it to Terry Michaels, Dave King and six birders he did not 
know. The Woodcock was 50 yards east of yesterday's sighting. The ranger 
directing traffic will probably know current location. 


Good birding.
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Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 17, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:41:14 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye, Thayer's Gull)
Arapahoe (Mew Gull, Greater Scaup, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Boulder (Rosy Finches)
Denver (Thayer's Gull)
Douglas (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Jefferson (Rosy Finches)
Larimer (American Woodcock, Mew Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Eastern
Screech-Owl)
Weld (White-throated Sparrow)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Mesa (White-throated Sparrow)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Fremont (Western Screech-Owl, Fox Sparrow, Winter Wren)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Michael Kiessig relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens,
1/1) at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
++Yesterday, David Dowell found a THAYER'S GULL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/10, Terry Michaels relocated a BARN OWL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/9, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).  On 1/5, Stevens found along the DIA Owl Loop:
SHORT-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 12/27) & SNOW BUNTING (Kilpatrick, 1/2) (when
96th turns north, east of Tower Road).
--On 1/5, Cheryl Teuton relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) between
Lowell Blvd & the I76 bridges.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found a MEW GULL on Cooley Lake, South Platte
Park.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park
Reservoir.  Tina Jones relocated a THAYER'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated GREATER SCAUP at the South Platte River and
C470.
--On 1/15, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28).  On 1/14,
Washburn:Simmons found GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) & HARRIS'S SPARROW (3.0
inlet canal).
--On 1/14, Terry Michaels found a LONG-EARED OWL east of the Prairie Loop
bird platform, Cherry Creek State Park.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 1/15, Earl Johnson relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/11, Floyd relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens relocated an adult & juvenile THAYER'S GULL
(Roller, 1/15) at Smith Lake, Washington Park.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Linda Broeren relocated two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS
near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.   On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.
--On 1/11, Suddjian reported three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS in the Rampart
Range Road & Hwy 67 area (see website for map & details).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.  On 1/13, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
--On 1/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30)
around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 1/15, Douglas Logan relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/13,
Washburn:Simmons relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 1/14, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/11, Edmond Holroyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at the Van Bibber
Trail.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, many birders relocated an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Simonds, 1/15) at
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
++Yesterday, David Wade reported a MEW GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Horsetooth Reservoir (viewed from CR 38e).
++Yesterday, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Peter Gaede found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Glenmere Park in
Greeley.
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 1/15, Dale Adams relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Adams, 1/5) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
--On 1/15, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).
--On 1/15, Aaron Driscoll found a BARN OWL at Jimmy Camp Creek.

Pueblo County
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Percival, 12/29),
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP (Goff, 12/9), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 12/20),
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 1/10, Alec Hopping found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.  On
1/9, Richard Taylor relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Percival, 12/20).
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

Prowers County
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe found 19 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella Pass.
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at Grand
Junction Wildlife Area.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Summit County
++Yesterday, Brian White relocated 23 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Clark found three species of ROSY FINCHES at Keystone Ski Area
(north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket required).

Fremont County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at the Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN
SCREECH-OWL (Peterson, 1/11), Winter Wren/Stub-tailed Wren & slate-colored
FOX SPARROW.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams,
12/13) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
(Nick Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).

Teller County
--On 1/15, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5) in
Victor.

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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Subject: Arapahoe, Jefferson & Larimer (American Woodcock) Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:18:53 -0700
Hello cobirders, 

Arapahoe/Jefferson Counties

Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann spend three unsuccessful hours searching for 
the Fox Sparrow reported along the creek upstream of the Platte River south of 
C470. Several Greater Scaup were under the C470 bridge. 


The only gulls at the Platte River Reservoir Park were Ring billed. No Scaup 
either. 


Jefferson County
Ira Sanders reports Rosy Finches sporadically coming to his feeders at 314 
DeFrance, Golden. 


Larimer County
Ken Pals relocated the American Woodcock at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Look 
along creek east of road and upstream of ranger's house to next house. 


Good birding.
Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 16, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:03:03 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Tundra Swan)
Denver (Thayer's Gull)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Rosy Finches)
Larimer (American Woodcock)
Douglas (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Pygmy-Owl)
El Paso (Acorn Woodpecker, Thayer's Gull)
Teller (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Mark Chavez relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 1/1)
at S. Platte Park Birding Area (88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/10, Terry Michaels relocated a BARN OWL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/9, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).  On 1/5, Stevens found along the DIA Owl Loop:
SHORT-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 12/27) & SNOW BUNTING (Kilpatrick, 1/2) (when
96th turns north, east of Tower Road).
--On 1/5, Cheryl Teuton relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) between
Lowell Blvd & the I76 bridges.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28).  On 1/14,
Washburn:Simmons found GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) & HARRIS'S SPARROW (3.0
inlet canal).
++Yesterday, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found at South Platte Park Reservoir: 16
GREATER SCAUP, 3 THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Kellner, 12/31).  On 1/13, Suddjian relocated the GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping,
1/8).
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated GREATER SCAUP on the S. Platte
River near C470.
++Yesterday, Suddjian reported multiple Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Gull & Thayer's Gull flyover St. Mary's Church (they did not stop).
--On 1/14, Terry Michaels found a LONG-EARED OWL east of the Prairie Loop
bird platform, Cherry Creek State Park.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Earl Johnson relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/11, Floyd relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/10, David Waltman relocated ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn,
Allenspark.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Joe Roller found an adult & juvenile THAYER'S GULL at Smith
Lake, Washington Park.
--On 1/10, Bill Kaempfer found a GREATER SCAUP at Rocky Mountain Lake.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
& NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road & Hwy 67.
--On 1/13, Suddjian found a red FOX SPARROW below the Chatfield State Park
dam (see map on website).  Suddjian relocated two GREATER SCAUP near the
C470 Bridge.
--On 1/11, Suddjian reported three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS in the Rampart
Range Road & Hwy 67 area (see website for map & details).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Dale Adams relocated an adult THAYER'S GULL (Adams, 1/5) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
++Yesterday, Linda Hodges relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER (Wolf, 12/20) near
the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs (similar spot as 12/2012
bird).
++Yesterday, Aaron Driscoll found a BARN OWL at Jimmy Camp Creek.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30)
around building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Douglas Logan relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/13,
Washburn:Simmons relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
++Yesterday, Sanders relocated ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29) at 314
DeFrance Count, Golden.  On 1/13, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
--On 1/14, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/11, Edmond Holroyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at the Van Bibber
Trail.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Fawn Simonds found an AMERICAN WOODCOCK at Bobcat Ridge
Natural Area (see website for directions & map).
--On 1/7, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Pueblo County
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Percival, 12/29),
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP (Goff, 12/9), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 12/20),
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 1/10, Alec Hopping found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.  On
1/9, Richard Taylor relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Percival, 12/20).
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Weld County
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/12, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/4) at her
Lamar yard (email to visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Teller County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated ROSY FINCHES (Duane Nelson, 1/5)
in Victor.

Fremont County
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
--On 1/14, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams,
12/13) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
(Nick Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).
--On 1/10, Glenn Walbek found four LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Valco Ponds, Canon
City.
--On 1/10, Gene Rutherford found six LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at 3180 Grandview
Street, Canon City.

La Plata County
--On 1/14, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Summit County
--On 1/13, JoAnn Riggle relocated 14 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Clark found three species of ROSY FINCHES at Keystone Ski Area
(north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket required).

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 1/11, Ron Lambeth found at Grand Junction Wildlife Area:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW & a late HERMIT THRUSH.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Thayer's Gulls, Washington Park, Denver County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:15:30 -0700
Hello birders,

I did not have a lot of time but did stop by Smith Lake in Washington Park. 
Both Thayer's Gulls reported by Joe Roller were still there at 2:00 pm. Enjoy 
Colorado Birding! 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Arapahoe and Jefferson County Birding
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:57:35 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I looked for the Chatfield Fox Sparrow today. We couldn't find 
it. Greater Scaup were on the Platte River north of C470. 


Earlier we finally found the Pine Warbler at Denver Office Complex. It was with 
a mixed flock at the southeast corner of building 7. It was our fourth try. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Aurora reservoir Arapahoe county
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:23:53 -0700
Hello

Thayer's and Lesser Black backed Gulls (two of each) at Aurora Reservoir. Could 
have been more, most too far away. No Glaucous Gull. Reservoir appeared 99% 
frozen. 


Dave King
Denver


Subject: Denver Cty: Pine Warbler, Denver Office Complex, Thayer's Gulls, Washington Park
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:20:33 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Denver County
Jacob Washburn called to report that he and Ray Simmons relocated the Pine 
Warbler at the southeast corner of Denver West Office building #7. 


Joe Roller reports an adult and juvenile Thayer's Gulls at Smith Lake, 
Washington Park. 


Good birding!

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Subject: Rosy Finches, Teller Cty; Barrow's Goldeneyes, Adams Cty; Tundra Swan, Boulder Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:12:16 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Teller County
Richard Stevens & Bryan Ehlmann watched 50+ Rosy Finches flying over Victor 
this morning. 


Adams County
Mark Chavez relocated four Barrow's Goldeneyes at the South Platte Birding 
Area, 88th & Colorado Blvd. 


Boulder County
Earl Johnson relocated the Tundra Swan at Valmont Reservoir.

Good birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 15, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:01:18 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Harris's
Sparrow, Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Tundra Swan)
Jefferson (Pine Warbler, Rosy Finches, White-throated Sparrow)
Fremont (Pinyon Jay)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Aurora Reservoir:
GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6), 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) &
3 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28).
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found a LONG-EARED OWL east of the Prairie Loop
bird platform, Cherry Creek State Park.
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found at South Platte Park Reservoir: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS (Kellner, 12/31) & THAYER'S GULLS (Suddjian, 1/2).  On
1/13, Suddjian relocated a GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8).
++Yesterday, Bruce Cyganowski found nine GREATER SCAUP on the S. Platte
River near C470.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two GREATER SCAUP (Kiessig, 12/8) at
South Platte Park, near Mineral Avenue.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on Overland
Golf Course, south of Overland Pond Park.
--On 1/7, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a SNOW BUNTING (Mlodinow, 1/5) along
South Prince Road, north of CR 18.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Waltman relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/11, Floyd relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/10, David Waltman relocated ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn,
Allenspark.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 6-7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Matt Clark found at Apex Park: 51 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES, 1
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/13, Washburn & Simmons relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2) behind the Red Rocks
Park trading post.
--On 1/13, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at 314 DeFrance
Court, Golden.  On 1/11, several birders relocated 50 ROSY FINCHES
(Sanders, 12/29.
--On 1/11, Edmond Holroyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at the Van Bibber
Trail.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

El Paso County
--On 1/12, Richard Stevens & Bryan Ehlmann relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER
(Wolf, 12/20) near the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs
(similar spot as 12/2012 bird).

Pueblo County
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Percival, 12/29),
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP (Goff, 12/9), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 12/20),
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 1/10, Alec Hopping found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.  On
1/9, Richard Taylor relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Percival, 12/20).
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Adams County
--On 1/11, Stevens & Kosten found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at S. Platte Park
Birding Area (north/88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/10, Terry Michaels relocated a BARN OWL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/9, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).  On 1/5, Stevens found along the DIA Owl Loop:
SHORT-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 12/27) & SNOW BUNTING (Kilpatrick, 1/2) (when
96th turns north, east of Tower Road).
--On 1/5, Cheryl Teuton relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) between
Lowell Blvd & the I76 bridges.

Douglas County
--On 1/13, Suddjian found a red FOX SPARROW below the Chatfield State Park
dam (see map on website).  Suddjian relocated two GREATER SCAUP near the
C470 bridge.
--On 1/11, Suddjian relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road
& Hwy 67.
--On 1/11, Suddjian reported three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS in the Rampart
Range Road & Hwy 67 area (see website for map & details).
--On 1/4, Alec Hopping relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy
67 & Rampart Range Road.

Denver County
--On 1/10, Bill Kaempfer found a GREATER SCAUP at Rocky Mountain Lake.

Weld County
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

Larimer County
--On 1/7, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/12, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/4) at her
Lamar yard (email to visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found 12+ PINYON JAYS at Red Canyon Park.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found 20+ PINYON JAYS at Brush Hollow Wildlife
Area.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams,
12/13) at Valco Ponds.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
(Nick Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/13, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).
--On 1/10, Glenn Walbek found four LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Valco Ponds, Canon
City.
--On 1/10, Gene Rutherford found six LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at 3180 Grandview
Street, Canon City.

La Plata County
++Yesterday, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Summit County
--On 1/13, JoAnn Riggle relocated 14 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Clark found three species of ROSY FINCHES at Keystone Ski Area
(north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket required).

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 1/11, Ron Lambeth found at Grand Junction Wildlife Area:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW & a late HERMIT THRUSH.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Teller County
--On 1/7, David Elwonger found 3 species of ROSY FINCHES along the entrance
road to Mueller State Park.
--On 1/5, Duane Nelson found 100+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at the north end
of Victor.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Long eared Owl Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:17:42 -0700
Hello cobirders,

After Jacob and Ray left, I found a Long eared Owl at Cherry Creek. It was west 
of the Prairie Loop bird Platform area. Thicker bushes about 40 yards to west, 
south of cattails. 


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Subject: Arapahoe County Lakes
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:41:19 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I at Aurora Reservoir:
Glaucous Gull
Lesser Blacked Gulls 2
Thayer's Gulls 2
Harris's Sparrow at mile 3 inlet

At Cherry Creek
nothing

Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 14, 2015
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:08:45 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages

Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Douglas (Fox Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet
Owl)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Pine Warbler)
Fremont (Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose, Williamson's
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Black Phoebe)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park Reservoir: GLAUCOUS
GULL (Hopping, 1/8), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (Kellner, 12/31) & THAYER'S
GULLS (Suddjian, 1/2).
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek,
12/6), 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & 3 THAYER'S GULL
(Dowell, 10/28).
--On 1/12, Petrosky relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Rutherford, 1/11) at Cherry
Creek State Park.  On 1/11, Cynthia Madsen reported a LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two GREATER SCAUP (Kiessig, 12/8) at
South Platte Park, near Mineral Avenue.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on Overland
Golf Course, south of Overland Pond Park.
--On 1/7, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a SNOW BUNTING (Mlodinow, 1/5) along
South Prince Road, north of CR 18.

El Paso County
--On 1/12, Richard Stevens & Bryan Ehlmann relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER
(Wolf, 12/20) near the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs
(similar spot as 12/2012 bird).

Pueblo County
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Percival, 12/29),
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP (Goff, 12/9), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 12/20),
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 1/10, Alec Hopping found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.  On
1/9, Richard Taylor relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Percival, 12/20).
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Adams County
--On 1/11, Stevens & Kosten found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at S. Platte Park
Birding Area (north/88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/10, Terry Michaels relocated a BARN OWL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/9, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).  On 1/5, Stevens found along the DIA Owl Loop:
SHORT-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 12/27) & SNOW BUNTING (Kilpatrick, 1/2) (when
96th turns north, east of Tower Road).
--On 1/5, Cheryl Teuton relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) between
Lowell Blvd & the I76 bridges.

Boulder County
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/11, Floyd relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/11, Bill Kaempfer relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
--On 1/10, David Waltman relocated ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn,
Allenspark.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Suddjian found a red FOX SPARROW below the Chatfield State
Park dam (see map on website).  Suddjian relocated two GREATER SCAUP near
the C470 bridge.
--On 1/11, Suddjian relocated a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near Rampart Range Road
& Hwy 67.
--On 1/11, Suddjian reported three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS in the Rampart
Range Road & Hwy 67 area (see website for map & details).
--On 1/4, Alec Hopping relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy
67 & Rampart Range Road.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Washburn & Simmons relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy
Johnson, 11/1) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2) behind the Red Rocks
Park trading post.  On 1/9, Geder relocated a GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH.
++Yesterday, Chavez relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 7 at Denver West Office Complex.
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated the WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at 314
DeFrance Court, Golden.  On 1/11, several birders relocated 50 ROSY FINCHES
(Sanders, 12/29.
--On 1/11, Edmond Holroyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at the Van Bibber
Trail.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Denver County
--On 1/10, Bill Kaempfer found a GREATER SCAUP at Rocky Mountain Lake.

Weld County
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

Larimer County
--On 1/7, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/12, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/4) at her
Lamar yard (email to visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

Bent County
--On 1/11, Duane Nelson relocated two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (Nelson, 1/2) along
the outlet canal below the Blue Lake dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, west Canon City.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams,
12/13) at Valco Ponds.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
(Percival, 12/21) at Rouse Park.  On 1/9, Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S
SAPSUCKER (Nick Moore, 1/7).
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River
Park.
--On 1/12, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).
--On 1/10, Glenn Walbek found four LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Valco Ponds, Canon
City.
--On 1/10, Gene Rutherford found six LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at 3180 Grandview
Street, Canon City.

Summit County
++Yesterday, JoAnn Riggle relocated 14 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8)
at the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Clark found three species of ROSY FINCHES at Keystone Ski Area
(north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket required).

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 1/11, Ron Lambeth found at Grand Junction Wildlife Area:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW & a late HERMIT THRUSH.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Teller County
--On 1/7, David Elwonger found 3 species of ROSY FINCHES along the entrance
road to Mueller State Park.
--On 1/5, Duane Nelson found 100+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at the north end
of Victor.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

La Plata County
--On 12/31, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Jefferson County Birds or Bust
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:21:35 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I looked for the Pine Warbler at Denver West Office complex. We 
missed the bird for the third trip. 


The Golden crowned Sparrow and White throated Sparrow both came out of the 
bushes to underneath the platform feeder behind the Red Rocks trading post. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Welcome Colorado Birders
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:03:25 -0700


Hello birders,

Welcome Casey Setash and all to Colorado! We work hard to make the CoBus site 
the number one internet birding site! Enjoy Colorado Birding! 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Non Bird Report, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:01:36 -0700


Hello birders,

I found no gulls at Cherry Creek State Park Tuesday afternoon. Waited for Short 
eared Owls where Lakeview Road (main road) crosses Cherry Creek. None came. 
Then walked Shop Creek trail to where Eastern Screech Owls were found last 
summer. Again none found. Finally I walked the Prairie Loop trail to main trail 
where Long eared Owls were last month. None there either. Cold, snowy 
afternoon, no birds to report. 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: Introduction/Bobcat Ridge
From: "Casey Setash csetash AT rams.colostate.edu [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:51:51 -0500
Good afternoon CO Birders!

I just moved to Fort Collins from Pennsylvania to start grad school at CSU
(studying Cinnamon Teal) and I'm very excited to meet some new birding
buddies out west.  I saw my lifer Bushtits right when I got off the plane
in Denver and I'm sure there will be many more in the coming weeks.  I just
wanted to introduce myself to the group and let everyone know that I'm
planning on heading over to explore Bobcat Ridge Natural Area tomorrow
morning around 9 if anyone cares to join me.  Feel free to shoot me a
private email (so we don't clog up the listserv) or add me on Facebook.
Hopefully an introduction email doesn't go against the COBirders group
rules...looking forward to meeting you all and exploring all of the avian
wonders Colorado has to offer!

Good birding,
Casey Setash
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for January 13, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:13:02 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Without being a member, "cobirders" can be read at:
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Report Uncommon Birds at:
303-324-7994 or
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings.  Choose to chase at your own risk
and expense.!
NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect
daily sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday!

Reports added for today:
Arapahoe (Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Boulder (Golden-crowned Sparrow)
El Paso (Acorn Woodpecker)
Larimer (Broad-winged Hawk)
Pueblo (Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed
Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
Fremont (Stub-tailed Wren, Harris's Sparrow, Black Phoebe)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found at South Platte Park Reservoir: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Kellner, 12/31) & THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 1/2).  On
1/11, Stevens & Kosten relocated a GLAUCOUS GULL (Hopping, 1/8).
++Yesterday, Petrosky relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Rutherford, 1/11) at
Cherry Creek State Park.  On 1/11, Cynthia Madsen reported a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 1/11, Gwen Moore found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at DeKoevend Park.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two GREATER SCAUP (Kiessig, 12/8) at
South Platte Park, near Mineral Avenue.
--On 1/10, Stevens:Ehlmann found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on Overland
Golf Course, south of Overland Pond Park.
--On 1/10, Michaels relocated THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28) at Aurora
Reservoir swim beach area.
--On 1/7, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a SNOW BUNTING (Mlodinow, 1/5) along
South Prince Road, north of CR 18.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens & Bryan Ehlmann relocated an ACORN WOODPECKER
(Wolf, 12/20) near the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop in Colorado Springs
(similar spot as 12/2012 bird).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Percival, 12/29), COMMON LOONS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Percival, 12/29),
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP (Goff, 12/9), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 12/20),
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 1/10, Alec Hopping found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.  On
1/9, Richard Taylor relocated a THAYER'S GULL (Percival, 12/20).
--On 1/3, Percival relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Adams County
--On 1/11, Stevens & Kosten found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at S. Platte Park
Birding Area (north/88th Avenue & Colorado blvd)
--On 1/10, Terry Michaels relocated a BARN OWL at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 1/9, Richard Stevens found SHORT-EARED OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop
(see website for details).  On 1/5, Stevens found along the DIA Owl Loop:
SHORT-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 12/27) & SNOW BUNTING (Kilpatrick, 1/2) (when
96th turns north, east of Tower Road).
--On 1/5, Cheryl Teuton relocated an AMERICAN DIPPER (Canter, 11/9) between
Lowell Blvd & the I76 bridges.

Boulder County
--On 1/11, Ted Floyd relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Ball Brothers
Woods.
--On 1/11, Floyd relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake #5 parking lot windbreak.
--On 1/11, Bill Kaempfer relocated at Valmont Reservoir: a TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
--On 1/10, David Waltman relocated ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook Inn,
Allenspark.
--On 1/10, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL up the southern
road to Gross Reservoir.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
--On 1/11, Sue Riffe relocated the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Cyndy Johnson,
11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 1/9, Geder relocated a
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH.  Kayleen Niyo relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
(Madsen, 12/2).
--On 1/11, several birders relocated 50 ROSY FINCHES (Sanders, 12/29 at 314
DeFrance Court, Golden.  On 1/9, Kilpatrick relocated the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW (Sanders, 12/30).
--On 1/11, Edmond Holroyd found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at the Van Bibber
Trail.
--On 1/8, Jerry Petrosky relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) around
building 7 at Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).

Larimer County
--On 1/11, Dixie Smith reported a BROAD-WINGED HAWK 1/2 mile west of the
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area entrance.
--On 1/7, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Denver County
--On 1/10, Bill Kaempfer found a GREATER SCAUP at Rocky Mountain Lake.

Weld County
--On 1/8, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated SHORT-EARED OWL south side of Lower
Latham Reservoir.

Douglas County
--On 1/4, Alec Hopping relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy
67 & Rampart Range Road.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 1/10, Janeal Thompson relocated a PURPLE FINCH (Thompson, 1/4) at her
Lamar yard (email to visit: janealthompson(at)gmail.com)
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Willow Creek Park: adult YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (Leatherman, 12/9).
--On 1/9, Stulp & Thompson found at Lamar Community College: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & NORTHERN CARDINAL.

Baca County
--On 1/6, David Leatherman relocated a RUSTY BLACKBIRD (Wood, 11/24) below
the Two Buttes Reservoir dam.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Jumbo
Reservoir.  On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found: 2 LONG-EARED OWLS, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & SHORT-EARED OWL.

Sedgwick County
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Ovid Sewage Ponds: HARRIS'S SPARROW & 2
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 1/5, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Ovid Woods: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
On 1/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found NORTHERN CARDINAL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/29).
--On 1/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL at Julesburg Wildlife
Area (west of bridge).
--On 1/4, Stevens & Ehlmann found a NORTHERN CARDINAL across the street
from the Julesburg Elementary School.

Morgan County
--On 1/4, Petrosky relocated LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.  On
12/25, Stevens and all found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Logan County
--On 1/3, Stevens & Ehlmann held a Christmas Count at Tamarack Ranch
Wildlife Area: They found: EASTERN TOWHEE, NORTHERN CARDINAL, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD,
FIELD SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW & GREATER
PRAIRIE-CHICKEN.  On nearby private lands: a red FOX SPARROW, EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL & Lapland Longspurs.  Presently they are stuck in Julesburg for
the night due to the snowstorm!

Yuma County
--On 12/28, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Bonny Reservoir & Hale Ponds: WINTER
WREN (Stevens:Ehlmann, 12/21), red FOX SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS,
LONG-EARED OWLS (five owl day again, repeat of 12/21 w/Northern Saw-whet
Owl, but Barn Owl instead of Short-eared Owl, no Short-eared Owl for six
owl day).

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated two STUB-TAILED WRENS along the
Arkansas Riverwalk, Canon City.
--On 1/11, Rich Miller found a HARRIS'S SPARROW along the Arkansas
Riverwalk (between MacKenzie & Raynolds).  On 1/11, Renee Casias found a
BLACK PHOEBE (Raynolds to Sells Pond).
--On 1/11, Mark Peterson found at Arkansas Riverwalk: WESTERN SCREECH-OWL &
2 WINTER WREN.  (ID of Stub-tailed Wrens questioned by several birders).
On 1/10, John Drummond found a WINTER WREN & PACIFIC WREN along the
Arkansas Riverwalk (see map on website).
--On 1/11, Mark Miller relocated RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel Drive,
west Canon City.
--On 1/11, Peterson relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Adams, 12/13) at
Valco Ponds.
--On 1/10, Alec Hopping relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22)
at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 1/10, Mark Miller relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Percival,
12/21) at Rouse Park.  Percival relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Nick
Moore, 1/7).
--On 1/10, Glenn Walbek found four LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Valco Ponds, Canon
City.  Percival relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Joel & Dale Adams).
--On 1/10, Gene Rutherford found six LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at 3180 Grandview
Street, Canon City.
--On 1/10, Hopping relocated a BLACK PHOEBE at Florence River Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 1/11, Marcus Meyerotto relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN below the
eastern side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 1/11, Ron Lambeth found at Grand Junction Wildlife Area:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW & a late HERMIT THRUSH.
--On 1/7, Eileen Cunningham relocated a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Cunningham,
11/25) at Tiara Golf Course.

Summit County
--On 1/11, Matt Clark relocated 21 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.
--On 1/11, Clark found three species of ROSY FINCHES at Keystone Ski Area
(north peak ski patrol hut feeders: lift ticket required).

Eagle County
--On 1/10, Carol Morgan found 100+ PINYON JAY along Trail Gulch Road.

Teller County
--On 1/7, David Elwonger found 3 species of ROSY FINCHES along the entrance
road to Mueller State Park.
--On 1/5, Duane Nelson found 100+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at the north end
of Victor.

Garfield County
--On 1/6, JoAnn Riggle relocated 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dahl, 1/5) along the
Colorado River (viewed from Deveraux Road, Glenwood Springs).

Routt County
--On 1/5, Tresa Moulton found 9 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along Ingles Lane,
Steamboat Springs (see map on website).

La Plata County
--On 12/31, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.

Jackson County
--On 12/19, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.

Jackson/Grand Counties
--On 12/10, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

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Subject: Kingfisher, Twin Lakes. [1 Attachment]
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:32:47 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia O No owls at Twin Lakes, but one female Belted Kingfisher that was not 
happy to see me.  Led me back and forth (very loudly ) by the two 
bridges.   

Seen several Red Breasted Nuthatches in my yard lately.  Near Nelson Rd and 
Airport Rd in Longmont   
Subject: This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips, January 11 to 18, 2015
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:28:32 -0700
Hello cobirders,

This week's Statewide Bird Trips include:

Wednesday, January 14
Boulder Bird Club Road Creepers

Saturday, January 17
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Chatfield Reservoir
Gary Lefko Raptor Alley Field Trip

Sunday, January 18
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Barr Lake
Boulder Community Audubon Society's Trip to Walden Ponds

See Colorado Birding Society's website for additional details:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Good birding!

Rebecca Kosten, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Gulls, South Platte Park Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty; Rusty Blackbirds, Bent Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:21:33 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Gwen Moore relocated three Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Thayer's Gull at 
South Platte Park Reservoir. 


Bent County
Yesterday, Duane Nelson relocated the pair of Rusty Blackbird along the canal 
below the Blue Lake Dam. 


Good birding!

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Rebecca Kosten, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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