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Hazel Grouse,©Jan Wilczur

21 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 21, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
21 Nov Merlin at Union Reservoir [1 Attachment] ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Nov White winged Scoter+ at Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Nov Red Rocks ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Nov Windsor Reservoir/Weld ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Nov Eastern Screech-owl @ Larimer CO. ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
20 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 20, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov Arapahoe County Reservoirs ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov Red Rocks Jefferson County ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov Ignore email from susanblansett ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov Updates: Arapahoe & Larimer Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov from: susanblansett@gmail.com ["'susanblansett AT gmail.com' susanblansett@gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 19, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Nov N. Larimer Co. ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Nov Loveland Pass (Summit) to Red Rocks Park (Jefferson) to Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe). ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Nov 4 sparrows at Red Rocks Park, (Jefferson); scoters, Long-tailed Duck & Tundra Swans (Larimer); Long-tailed Duck & scoters (El Paso) Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Nov Red Rocks, Jeffco; Prospect Park, El Paso Counties ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 18, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Golden Eagles ["Dan O'Donnell djod AT comcast.net [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Scoters at Prospect Park El Paso County Red necked Grebe San Miguel Co unty ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) & Union Reservoir (Weld) Cty Updates ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Trumpeter Swan, Adams Cty Fairgrounds, Black Rosy Finches, Douglas Pass (Garfield Cty) ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Sparrows at Red Rocks Park (Jefferson); Gulls at Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe); Costa's Hummingbird, Grand Junction (Mesa) ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Five Goose Day/Greeley ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 17, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Nov Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe) & Swans, Windsor Reservoir (Weld) ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Nov Golden-crowned Sparrow (Boulder & Jefferson Ctys), Scoters (El Paso), Costa's Hummingbird (Mesa) Rosy Finches (Park) Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 16, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov Loons at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov El Paso, Mesa and Boulder Counties ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov Red Rocks Park, Jefferson County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov Red Rocks,Kefferson County; Pueblo Res,Pueblo County ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov Rocky Mtn. Arsenal ["zarneu AT comcast.net [cobirders]" ]
15 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 15, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Nov Lesser Black-backed Gull, Horseshoe Lk, Larimer; Common Loon, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Adams Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Nov Winter Wren, Boulder Cty; updates: Larimer, Logan/Washington & Logan/Sedgwick Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Nov Upcoming "Raptor Alley" Trip #1/Nunn ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 14, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Nov Cherry Creek State Park & Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Nov Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gulls, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe; Red-necked Grebe, Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 13, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Possible Purple Finch in Boulder ["Bryan graybirder AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Sapsucker? [1 Attachment] ["Carol Till caroltill65 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Barrow's Goldeneye, Adams; White-winged Crossbills, Boulder; Pectoral Sandpiper, Otero Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Updates: Chatfield State Park, Jefferson/Douglas; Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Possible Eastern Meadowlark?/Weld CR 48 ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 12, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Nov No Murrelets for us, Birding in the Cold Jefferson/Douglas, Arapahoe & Adams Counties ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Nov Red Rocks Jefferson County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Nov Rosy Finches, Larimer; Boulder, Douglas, Adams Cty Updates ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 11, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov Sunday at Jackson Reservoir, Morgan County ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov White-tailed Ptarmigan, Guanella Pass; Swamp Sparrow, Cherry Creek Reservoir ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov White tailed Ptarmigan, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 11/10 to 11/16/2014 ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov Jefferson, Jefferson/Douglas, Arapahoe, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick & Routt Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov Possible Black Vulture along Highway 34, Greeley to Fort Morgan, Weld Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 10, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Nov Magnificent Hummingbird, Boulder Cty; Northern Saw-whet Owls still migrating, Larimer Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 9, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
08 Nov Glaucous Gull @ Larimer Co. ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Nov Weld County Scoters; Yellow bellied Sapsucker Pueblo ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Nov Golden-crowned Sparrow, Jefferson; Cape May Warbler, Pueblo, White-winged Scoter & Red-necked Grebe, Logan/Sedgwick Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Nov Barn Owl, Barr Lake, Adams Cty; Magnificent Hummingbird, Coal Creek Canyon, Boulder Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Nov Short-eared Owl, DIA Owl Loop (Adams); White-eyed Vireo, Pueblo City Park, (Pueblo) ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 8, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Nov Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Nov Updates: Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Barr Lake State Park, Adams Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Nov Boulder and San Miguel Counties ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 7, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 6, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Nov November's "Colorado Field Notes" ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
5 Nov Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
5 Nov Red Rock Sparrows Jeff Co ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
5 Nov Updates: Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird), Larimer & Otero (Rusty Blackbird) Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]

Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 21, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:17:47 -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 (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Common Loon, Bonaparte's
Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Jefferson/Douglas (Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow,
Thayer's Gull, Common Loon)
Douglas (Black Scoter)
Larimer (Eastern Screech-Owl, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter,
Long-tailed Duck, Tundra Swan, Greater White-fronted Goose, Pacific Loon)
Weld (Common Loon, Greater White-fronted Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Common
Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Glaucous Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Garfield (Long-tailed Duck, Black Scoter)
Ouray (Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Mesa (Surf Scoter, Rusty Blackbird, Common Loon)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), 3 COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2),
12+ BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31), 2 THAYER'S GULL & 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 11/19). On 11/19, Stevens found two GREATER
SCAUP.
--On 11/19, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: MEW GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28),
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29), COMMON LOON, SURF SCOTER & 2 GREATER
SCAUP.

Adams County
++Yesterday, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens,
11/12) at the South Platte Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/17, Cathy Sheeter found a juvenile TRUMPETER SWAN at Adams County
Fairgrounds.
--On 11/17, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake: HARRIS'S SPARROW & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
---On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Red Rocks Park: the adult
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1), the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen,
11/14), and a HARRIS'S SPARROW.  --On 11/18, Stevens relocated the 1st
winter GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Johnson, 11/1).
++Yesterday, Tim Ryan found a THAYER'S GULL at Chatfield State Park.  Mike
Kiessig relocated a COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27).  On 11/18, Suddjian
found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 11/18, Suddjian found two GREATER SCAUP at Trailmark Lake.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio found at Aurora Rampart Reservoir:
two BLACK SCOTER (Suddjian, 11/18).  On 11/19, Joey Kellner found a PACIFIC
LOON (Kibbe, 11/17).
--On 11/18, Suddjian found at Platte Canyon Reservoir: 11 GREATER SCAUP &
COMMON LOON.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Dixie Smith found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Grandview Cemetery.
++Yesterday, Andy Bankert found at Douglas Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Leatherman, 11/17), BLACK SCOTER (Leatherman, 11/17) & LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Wade, 11/13).  On 11/18, Dixie Smith added BARROW'S GOLDENEYE &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
++Yesterday, David Wade relocated TUNDRA SWANS (Leatherman, 11/18) at
Rawhide Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Bankert found two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at North Poudre
Reservoir #3.
++Yesterday, Bankert found a PACIFIC LOON at Annex Reservoir #8 (prob.
Windsor Reservoir #8 loon).
--On 11/19, Bankert relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Dixie Smith, 11/18) at
Windsor Reservoir # 8.
--On 11/19, Robert Beauchamp found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Riverbend
Natural Area.
--On 11/18, Cole Wild found at Boyd Lake State Park: four COMMON LOON
(Komar, 11/16) and four possible BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/15, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Gary Lefko found a COMMON LOON & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
at Windsor Reservoir.
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Union Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Riffe, 11/17), GLAUCOUS GULL (Riffe, 11/17), COMMON LOON (Prather, 11/14)
& BONAPARTE'S GULLS.  On 11/18, Riffe found a THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring,
10/23).
--On 11/17, Gary Lefko found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along the
Greeley Poudre River Trail.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 11/19, Glenn Walbek found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: two
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15), two SURF SCOTER, one BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15), two GREATER SCAUP.  On 11/17, Richard Taylor found
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Nikolai, 11/16).
--On 11/19, Percival and all found at Big Johnson Reservoir: LONG-TAILED
DUCK (Drummond, 11/14), two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14), three
COMMON LOON, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).  On 11/18, Joel Adams added
a PACIFIC LOON.

Pueblo County
--On 11/19, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: DUNLIN, GREAT BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Percival, 11/17), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4),
THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON, 2 COMMON LOON, BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/17,
Percival found: RED-NECKED GREBE (Percival, 11/15), two TRUMPETER SWAN, two
TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Boulder County
--On 11/18, Doug Wentzel found two GREATER SCAUP on Barker Reservoir.
--On 11/17, Mark Minner-Lee found a GREATER SCAUP at Boulder Reservoir.  On
11/16, David Waltman found five TUNDRA SWAN at Boulder Reservoir.
Christian Nunes added: three COMMON LOON & 33 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/16, Jack Harlan relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the windbreak.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir. On
11/15, Steve Frye reported 2 TRUMPETER SWAN & a TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore relocated a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Beam, 11/1) at
McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/16, Ryanjack Bushong relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON LOON
(Henson, 11/6).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Stulp & Thompson relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson,
11/15) at North Lake Park, Lamar.
--On 11/18, Thompson relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL at John Martin Reservoir.
On 11/17, Duane Nelson found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Bruce Neuman and Mark Amershek found eleven WHITE-TAILED
PTARMIGAN on Guanella Pass.
--On 11/18, Stevens and all found two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN south of
Loveland Pass (see website for directions).
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Garfield County
++Yesterday, Kim Potter found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Dunning, 11/17) and three BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar, 11/14).  On 11/17,
Dunning found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/17, Jackson Trappett found 180 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at Douglas Pass
(see website for map).
--On 11/14, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

Ouray County
++Yesterday, Vic Zerbi relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dexter, 11/17)
at Ridgway State Park.  On 11/17, Dexter found: COMMON LOON.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found a RUSTY BLACKBIRD below the dam at Highline
Lake State Park.
++Yesterday, Henwood found at James Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita
section: SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6).  On 11/18 Greg Luger reported a
BLACK PHOEBE.
++Yesterday, Henwood relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected
Lakes State Park.
--On 11/19, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).

Summit County
++Yesterday, Ken Ecton relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Kellner, 11/16) on
Dillon Reservoir.  On 11/16, Kellner found: two imm BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

La Plata County
--On 11/19, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

San Miguel County
--On 11/17, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Delta County
--On 11/17, Dexter found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sweitzer Lake State Park.

Fremont County
--On 11/17, Setta Moss relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Park County
--On 11/17, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES along CR 58.
--On 11/17, Suddjian found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY GROUSE along CR 64.
--On 11/16, Joey Kellner found 450 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES and 200
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCHES along Hwy 9 at 1.2 miles south of Hwy 285.
--On 11/16, Kellner found three COMMON LOON (Mlodinow, 10/22) at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir.
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER & 35 TUNDRA SWAN.

Lake County
--On 11/16, Kellner found five BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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
Subscribe to "cobirders" by sending blank email to:
cobirders-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Read "cobirders" at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/messages
Subject: Merlin at Union Reservoir [1 Attachment]
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:20:40 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia Olmstead/
The ducks were at Macassin lake for a short time and are now gone.  on 59th 
Street in Hygeine.  

Seen at Union Reservoir. -- Merlin in tree at house near the doc.  Was there 
for a long time letting me take pictures.  

-- ONE pelican. -- Bufflehead - males and females.   -- Several Snow Geese - 
hard to see in the distance with scope.  -- ONE Red-breasted Merganser, 
female. She was sitting in one spot for a long time on the ice.    -- 
Several Snow Geese - hard to see in the distance with scope.    

At Lagerman Reservoir I saw ONE Snow Goose, with MANY Canada Geese.  
Subject: White winged Scoter+ at Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:57:52 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Richard Stevens called.  He is watching a female type White winged Scoter
at Cherry Creek State Park.  Other birds found include Long tailed Duck, 2
Thayer's Gulls, 3 Lesser Black backed Gulls, and three Common Loons.

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

Terry Michaels, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
Subscribe to "cobirders" by sending blank email to:
cobirders-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Read "cobirders" at:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CBDS.html
Subject: Red Rocks
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:30 -0700
Hello cobirders,

The adult Golden crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow and Harris's Sparrow showed up at 
the Red Rocks trading post. No Rosy Finches or 1st winter GCSP. 


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

Terry Michaels, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
Subscribe to "cobirders" by sending blank email to:
cobirders-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Read "cobirders" at:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CBDS.html


Subject: Windsor Reservoir/Weld
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Nov 2014 10:21:09 -0800
Windsor Reservoir hosted thousands of birds this morning--viewed from north 
side and SE corner. There were lots of birds in NW corner, middle of reservoir. 
Reservoir 50% iced(?). 

 Common Loon Bald Eagle - 3 Ducks - 1,000s (distance)
 Gulls - 1,000s (distance)
 Geese - 1,000s (distance)
 Snow/Ross's 250+ Greater White-fronted - 1 Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
 http://coloradobirder.ning.com/
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Subject: Eastern Screech-owl @ Larimer CO.
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Nov 2014 08:29:33 -0800
Today, we found an Eastern Screech-owl at Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins.
 

 Dix Smith
 Ft. Collins
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 20, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:13:22 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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Report Uncommon Birds at:
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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:
Arapahoe (Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull,
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mew Gull, Surf Scoter)
Jefferson (Fox Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow)
Douglas (Black Scoter, Pacific Loon)
Larimer (White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Tundra Swan,
Pacific Loon, Eastern Screech-Owl)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Greater Scaup,
Long-tailed Duck, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Pueblo (Dunlin, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's
Gull, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Garfield (Long-tailed Duck)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)
La Plata (Lewis's Woodpecker)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED
DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP, 3 COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2), 12+
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31), 2 THAYER'S GULL & 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky, 11/19).
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: MEW GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28),
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29), COMMON LOON, SURF SCOTER & 2 GREATER
SCAUP.
--On 11/16, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
GREATER SCAUP, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.  On 11/14, Suddjian found
THAYER'S GULL.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Red Rocks Park: the adult GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1), the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14), and a
HARRIS'S SPARROW.  --On 11/18, Stevens relocated the 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Johnson, 11/1).
--On 11/18, Suddjian found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Chatfield State
Park.  On 11/17, Suddjian found: five TUNDRA SWAN, a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER,
GREATER SCAUP & two COMMON LOON. On 11/16, Suddjian found along the S.
Platte River below the Chatfield Reservoir dam: two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
--On 11/18, Suddjian found two GREATER SCAUP at Trailmark Lake.
--On 11/16, Renee Casias found a SWAMP SPARROW at Harriman Reservoir.
Sheeter reported a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) while Michael Kiessig
reported a COMMON LOON (Hudak, 11/13).

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Joey Kellner found at Aurora Rampart Reservoir: two BLACK
SCOTER (Suddjian, 11/18) & PACIFIC LOON (Kibbe, 11/17).
--On 11/18, Suddjian found at Platte Canyon Reservoir: 11 GREATER SCAUP &
COMMON LOON.
--On 11/17, Doug Kibbe found a PACIFIC LOON at Aurora Rampart Reservoir.
--On 11/15, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Andy Bankert found at Douglas Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Leatherman, 11/17), BLACK SCOTER (Leatherman, 11/17) & LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Wade, 11/13).  On 11/18, Dixie Smith added BARROW'S GOLDENEYE &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Bankert relocated TUNDRA SWANS (Leatherman, 11/18) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Bankert relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Dixie Smith, 11/18) at
Windsor Reservoir # 8.
++Yesterday, Robert Beauchamp found an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Riverbend
Natural Area.
--On 11/18, Cole Wild found at Boyd Lake State Park: four COMMON LOON
(Komar, 11/16) and four possible BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/16, Komar found a COMMON LOON at Boyd Lake State Park. On 11/15,
Komar found six BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21).
--On 11/16, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at Fossil Creek
Reservoir.
 --On 11/16, Komar found an adult MEW GULL and a possible Mexican Duck at
Horseshoe Lake North.
--On 11/15, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: two
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15), two SURF SCOTER, one BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15), two GREATER SCAUP.  On 11/17, Richard Taylor found
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Nikolai, 11/16).
++Yesterday, Percival and all found at Big Johnson Reservoir: LONG-TAILED
DUCK (Drummond, 11/14), two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14), three
COMMON LOON, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).  On 11/18, Joel Adams added
a PACIFIC LOON.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: DUNLIN, GREAT BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Percival, 11/17), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4),
THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON, 2 COMMON LOON, BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/17,
Percival found: RED-NECKED GREBE (Percival, 11/15), two TRUMPETER SWAN, two
TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 11/18, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Riffe, 11/17)
& THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).  On 11/17, Sue Riffe found: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LONG-TAILED DUCK, female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON
LOON, & EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Minner-Lee, 11/10).
--On 11/17, Gary Lefko found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along the
Greeley Poudre River Trail.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Boulder County
--On 11/18, Doug Wentzel found two GREATER SCAUP on Barker Reservoir.
--On 11/17, Mark Minner-Lee found a GREATER SCAUP at Boulder Reservoir.  On
11/16, David Waltman found five TUNDRA SWAN at Boulder Reservoir.
Christian Nunes added: three COMMON LOON & 33 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/16, Jack Harlan relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the windbreak.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir. On
11/15, Steve Frye reported 2 TRUMPETER SWAN & a TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore relocated a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Beam, 11/1) at
McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/16, Ryanjack Bushong relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON LOON
(Henson, 11/6).

Adams County
--On 11/17, Cathy Sheeter found a juvenile TRUMPETER SWAN at Adams County
Fairgrounds.
--On 11/17, Stevens found a male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South
Platte Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/17, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake: HARRIS'S SPARROW & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
---On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Stulp & Thompson relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson,
11/15) at North Lake Park, Lamar.
--On 11/18, Thompson relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL at John Martin Reservoir.
On 11/17, Duane Nelson found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/18, Greg Luger reported a BLACK PHOEBE and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
at James Robb Colorado River State Park (probably the previously reported
SURF SCOTER).  On 11/15, Ronda Woodward found at James Robb Colorado River
State Park, Fruita section: three SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6).
--On 11/18, Leon Thurmon relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at
Connected Lakes State Park.

Garfield County
++Yesterday, Vic Zerbi found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Dunning, 11/17).  On 11/17, Dunning found three BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) and BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/17, Jackson Trappett found 180 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at Douglas Pass
(see website for map).
--On 11/14, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

La Plata County
++Yesterday, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 11/18, Stevens and all found two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN south of
Loveland Pass (see website for directions).
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

San Miguel County
--On 11/17, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Ouray County
--On 11/17, Dexter found at Ridgway State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL &
COMMON LOON.

Delta County
--On 11/17, Dexter found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sweitzer Lake State Park.

Fremont County
--On 11/17, Setta Moss relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Park County
--On 11/17, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES along CR 58.
--On 11/17, Suddjian found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY GROUSE along CR 64.
--On 11/16, Joey Kellner found 450 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES and 200
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCHES along Hwy 9 at 1.2 miles south of Hwy 285.
--On 11/16, Kellner found three COMMON LOON (Mlodinow, 10/22) at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir.
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER & 35 TUNDRA SWAN.

Lake County
--On 11/16, Kellner found five BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Summit County
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Dillon Reservoir: two imm BLACK SCOTER and
eight BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Arapahoe County Reservoirs
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:03:57 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Bill Cryder took six hours to hike the 8.7 mile trail circling Aurora Reservoir 
(Arapahoe County). Temperatures reached into the 50s; winds were less than 4 
mph. On the way into the reservoir, we found a Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk 
perched on adjacent fence posts. 


We counted 4500+ gulls at the swim beach. This was less than 25 percent of the 
gulls there! Eventually we recorded: two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, six+ 
Thayer's Gulls, two Bonaparte's Gulls, and a Mew Gull (cove at mile 3.0). Of 
course many Ring-billed, California and Herring Gulls. 


One Common Loon swam around mile 4.0. Two Greater Scaup were at mile 1.0 to the 
swim beach area. A Surf Scoter continued around mile 5.0 to the scuba cove. 


My birding day ended at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). I enjoyed at superb 
sunset while watching the hundreds of waterfowl swim around. Winds were calm; 
the lake was like a mirror. 


I thought finding the Long-tailed Duck in the conglomeration of 400+ Eared 
Grebes and such yesterday was a nightmare. Today they were spread around the 
lake, making finding the Long-tailed Duck even more difficult. 


The Long-tailed Duck was eventually spotted in the large raft of ducks, which 
included hundreds of Common Mergansers, some Common Goldeneyes and Eared 
Grebes. She was over a hundred yards east of the middle of the road below the 
dam. 


While searching for the female Long-tailed Duck, I found two Greater Scaup. At 
least ten American White Pelicans continue on the lake as do three Common 
Loons. 


More than a dozen Bonaparte's Gulls flew back and forth just below the dam. 
Their tern like flight makes is easy to pick them out from the hundreds of 
gulls there. Sure, their wing tips are an easy field mark to see; I look first 
for their distinctive flight patterns. 


Once again, like last night, a Great Horned Owl flew into the cottonwoods 
around the dam tower's parking area (around 5:25 pm). 


I will post photos of the Bald Eagle and Bonaparte's Gulls on the Colorado 
Birding Society's photo library later tonight. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Red Rocks Jefferson County
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:20:01 -0700
Hello

In less than 15 minutes I saw the adult Golden crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow and 
Harris's Sparrow at Red Rocks Park. 


Dave King
Denver


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From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:47:24 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Do not open and especially to do not click on the link sent by

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spam or worse

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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Subject: Updates: Arapahoe & Larimer Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:45:17 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Jerry Petrosky found at Cherry Creek State Park
Long-tailed Duck (Hopping, 11/18)
Common Loon, 3 (Stevens, 11/2)
Bonaparte's Gull, 12+ (Petrosky, 10/31)

Larimer County
Andy Bankert found at Douglas Reservoir
White-winged Scoter (Leatherman, 11/17)
Black Scoter (Leatherman, 11/17)
Long-tailed Duck (Wade, 11/13)

Bankert at Rawhide Reservoir
Tundra Swan, 3 (Leatherman, 11/18)

Bankert at Windsor Reservoir #8
Pacific Loon (Dixie Smith, 11/18)

Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:27:54 +0100
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 19, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:39:33 -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 (Long-tailed Duck, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Jefferson/Douglas (Greater White-fronted Goose, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fox
Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Greater Scaup)
Douglas (Black Scoter, Pacific Loon, Greater Scaup, Common Loon)
Larimer (White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow's
Goldeneye, Bonaparte's Gull, Pacific Loon, Tundra Swan)
Weld (Glaucous Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Boulder (Greater Scaup)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck,
Common Loon, Pacific Loon)
Bent (Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Summit (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Mesa (White-winged Scoter, Common Loon)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Cherry Creek State
Park.  Richard Stevens added: COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2) and 12+
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky 10/31).
--On 11/17, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28), BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Michaels, 10/29), and COMMON LOON.  On 11/16, Stevens found three SURF
SCOTER & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12).
--On 11/16, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
GREATER SCAUP, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.  On 11/14, Suddjian found
THAYER'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON LOON
(Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Red Rocks Park: the adult and 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1), the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen,
11/14), and a HARRIS'S SPARROW,
++Yesterday, Suddjian found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Chatfield
State Park.  On 11/17, Suddjian found: five TUNDRA SWAN, a WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER, GREATER SCAUP & two COMMON LOON. On 11/16, Suddjian found along the
S. Platte River below the Chatfield Reservoir dam: two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
++Yesterday, Suddjian found two GREATER SCAUP at Trailmark Lake.
--On 11/16, Renee Casias found a SWAMP SPARROW at Harriman Reservoir.
Sheeter reported a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) while Michael Kiessig
reported a COMMON LOON (Hudak, 11/13).

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Aurora Rampart Reservoir: two BLACK SCOTER &
PACIFIC LOON (Kibbe, 11/17).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Platte Canyon Reservoir: 11 GREATER SCAUP &
COMMON LOON.
--On 11/17, Doug Kibbe found a PACIFIC LOON at Aurora Rampart Reservoir.
--On 11/15, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found at Douglas Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Leatherman, 11/17), BLACK SCOTER (Leatherman, 11/17) & LONG-TAILED
DUCK (Wade, 11/13).  Dixie Smith added BARROW'S GOLDENEYE & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.
++Yesterday, Dixie Smith found a PACIFIC LOON at Windsor Reservoir.  On
11/16, Joan Glabach found six SWANS on Windsor Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Leatherman found four TUNDRA SWAN at Rawhide Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Cole Wild found at Boyd Lake State Park: four COMMON LOON
(Komar, 11/16) and four possible BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/16, Komar found a COMMON LOON at Boyd Lake State Park. On 11/15,
Komar found six BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21).
--On 11/16, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at Fossil Creek
Reservoir.
 --On 11/16, Komar found an adult MEW GULL and a possible Mexican Duck at
Horseshoe Lake North.
--On 11/15, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14).  On 11/14, Mike Britten found a COMMON LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Ryan's Gulch Reservoir: two GREATER SCAUP.
--On 11/15, Komar found a pair of GREATER SCAUP at Silver Lake.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Boedecker Lake: four BONAPARTE'S GULL & COMMON
LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Lake Loveland: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie
Smith, 10/31).
--On 11/15, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Riffe,
11/17) & THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).  On 11/17, Sue Riffe found:
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, LONG-TAILED DUCK, female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
COMMON LOON, & EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Minner-Lee, 11/10).
--On 11/17, Gary Lefko found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along the
Greeley Poudre River Trail.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Doug Wentzel found two GREATER SCAUP on Barker Reservoir.
--On 11/17, Mark Minner-Lee found a GREATER SCAUP at Boulder Reservoir.  On
11/16, David Waltman found five TUNDRA SWAN at Boulder Reservoir.
Christian Nunes added: three COMMON LOON & 33 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/16, Jack Harlan relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the windbreak.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir. On
11/15, Steve Frye reported 2 TRUMPETER SWAN & a TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore relocated a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Beam, 11/1) at
McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/16, Ryanjack Bushong relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON LOON
(Henson, 11/6).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, David Chartier found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: two
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15), two SURF SCOTER, one BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15).  On 11/17, Richard Taylor found BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Nikolai, 11/16).
++Yesterday, Lee Farese found at Big Johnson Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Drummond, 11/14), two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14), three COMMON
LOON.  Joel Adams added a PACIFIC LOON.  --On 11/17, the Monday birders
found: three BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31.  On 11/16, Mark Peterson
added a TUNDRA SWAN (Drummond, 11/14).

Adams County
--On 11/17, Cathy Sheeter found a juvenile TRUMPETER SWAN at Adams County
Fairgrounds.
--On 11/17, Stevens found a male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South
Platte Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/17, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake: HARRIS'S SPARROW & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 11/16, David Dowell found a SWAMP SPARROW at the S. Platte River and
Sand Creek confluence.
---On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Pueblo County
--On 11/17, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-NECKED GREBE (Percival,
11/15), two TRUMPETER SWAN, two TUNDRA SWAN, three COMMON LOON, adult GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/7).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Stulp & Thompson found a RED-NECKED GREBE at North Lake Park,
Lamar.
++Yesterday, Thompson relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL at John Martin Reservoir.
On 11/17, Duane Nelson found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens and all found two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN south of
Loveland Pass (see website for directions).
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
++Yesterday, Greg Luger reported a BLACK PHOEBE and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
at James Robb Colorado River State Park (probably the previously reported
SURF SCOTER).  On 11/15, Ronda Woodward found at James Robb Colorado River
State Park, Fruita section: three SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6).
++Yesterday, Leon Thurmon relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at
Connected Lakes State Park.
--On 11/16, Bob Moston found a TUNDRA SWAN at Highline Lake State Park.
--On 11/16, Nick Korte found a COMMON LOON at Corn Lake.
--On 11/15, Mike Henwood found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area.

Garfield County
--On 11/17, Jackson Trappett found 180 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at Douglas Pass
(see website for map).
--On 11/17, Dunning found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: three BLACK SCOTER
(Vollmar, 11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/14, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

San Miguel County
--On 11/17, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Ouray County
--On 11/17, Dexter found at Ridgway State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL &
COMMON LOON.

Delta County
--On 11/17, Dexter found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sweitzer Lake State Park.

Fremont County
--On 11/17, Setta Moss relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Park County
--On 11/17, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES along CR 58.
--On 11/17, Suddjian found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY GROUSE along CR 64.
--On 11/16, Joey Kellner found 450 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES and 200
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCHES    along Hwy 9 at 1.2 miles south of Hwy 285.
--On 11/16, Kellner found three COMMON LOON (Mlodinow, 10/22) at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir.
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER & 35 TUNDRA SWAN.

Lake County
--On 11/16, Kellner found five BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Summit County
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Dillon Reservoir: two imm BLACK SCOTER and
eight BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: N. Larimer Co.
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Nov 2014 22:22:31 -0800
On Tuesday, we visited reservoirs north of Ft. Collins. We found a Pacific Loon 
and Hooded Mergansers at Windsor Res. (ca 2 miles north of Ft. Collins Country 
Club). At Douglas Res., we saw the rarities previously reported plus Barrow's 
Goldeneye and Bonaparte's Gull. At N. Poudre no. 3, we found large numbers of 
geese that included Snow goose and Ross's Goose. 

 Dix Smith
 Ft. Collins
Subject: Loveland Pass (Summit) to Red Rocks Park (Jefferson) to Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe).
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:56:12 -0700
Hello cobirders,

We explored Loveland Pass at sunrise and found a pair of White-tailed Ptarmigan 
at the first large pullover on the east side of Hwy 6, south of Loveland Pass. 


Later I sat on the Red Rocks Park trading post deck and watched the birds for 
two hours. The Fox Sparrow appeared twice for a couple of minutes. After an 
hour the Golden-crowned Sparrows appeared. While waiting for a better view of 
the Fox Sparrow, a Harris's Sparrow appeared after an hour and 45 minutes. 


I drove thru Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe) the last hour of daylight. 
Three Common Loons and a dozen+ Bonaparte's Gulls were observed. I ran into 
Alec Hopping who asked if I had seen a Long-tailed Duck. We drove over to the 
dam tower parking area and relocated the female Long-tailed Duck. She was more 
or less with a group of Common Goldeneyes. 


Witness photos of Fox Sparrow and Harris's Sparrow on the Colorado Birding 
Society's website. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: 4 sparrows at Red Rocks Park, (Jefferson); scoters, Long-tailed Duck & Tundra Swans (Larimer); Long-tailed Duck & scoters (El Paso) Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:06:27 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Richard Stevens reports no "trifecta" of sparrows at Red Rocks Park. He had a 
"superfecta" of sparrows: adult & 1st winter Golden-crowned Sparrow, red form 
Fox Sparrow and the Harris's Sparrow. Photos when he gets home. 


Larimer County
David Leatherman relocated at Douglas Reservoir: White-winged Scoter, Black 
Scoter & Long-tailed Duck. He found four Tundra Swans at Rawhide Reservoir. 


El Paso County
Lee Farese relocated at Big Johnson Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck, White-winged 
Scoter & three Common Loons. 


Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Red Rocks, Jeffco; Prospect Park, El Paso Counties
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:49:59 GMT
Hello Birders, 

El Paso County
David Chartier reports from Prospect Lake:  White winged, Black and Surf 
Scoters. 


Jefferson County
Several borders relocated the adult and first year Golden crowned Sparrows and 
Fox Sparrow behind the Red Rocks trading post. 


Good Birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 18, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:36:40 -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:
Jefferson/Douglas (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow,
Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter, Greater Scaup, Bonaparte's Gull)
Arapahoe (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Common
Loon)
Adams (Trumpeter Swan, Harris's Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose,
Barrow's Goldeneye)
Douglas (Pacific Loon)
Boulder (Greater Scaup)
Larimer (White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Weld (Glaucous Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed
Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Loon, Eastern Bluebird, Greater
White-fronted Goose)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull,
Pacific Loon)
Pueblo (Red-necked Grebe, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Common Loon, Great
Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Bent (Long-tailed Duck, Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird, Common Loon)
Garfield (Black Rosy Finches, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow's
Goldeneye)
Fremont (Rufous-crowned Sparrow)
Park (Northern Pygmy-Owl, Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Gillilan found at Red Rocks Park: the adult and 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1), the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen,
11/14), and a HARRIS'S SPARROW,  On 11/16, Cathy Sheeter found two BLACK
ROSY FINCHES.
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Chatfield State Park: five TUNDRA SWAN, a
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, GREATER SCAUP & two COMMON LOON. On 11/16, Suddjian
found along the S. Platte River below the Chatfield Reservoir dam: two
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
--On 11/16, Renee Casias found a SWAMP SPARROW at Harriman Reservoir.
Sheeter reported a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) while Michael Kiessig
reported a COMMON LOON (Hudak, 11/13).
--On 11/16, David Suddjian found at Cooley Lake: two GREATER SCAUP & LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/14).
--On 11/14, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Morrison
Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), THAYER'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/28), BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Michaels, 10/29),  and COMMON LOON.  On 11/16, Stevens found three SURF
SCOTER & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12).
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: COMMON LOON
(Stevens, 11/2) and 12+ BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky 10/31).  On 11/15,
Stevens found: female type SURF SCOTER & PACIFIC LOON (Stevens, 11/14).
--On 11/14, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON LOON
(Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).

Adams County
++Yesterday, Cathy Sheeter found a juvenile TRUMPETER SWAN at Adams County
Fairgrounds.
++Yesterday, Stevens found a male & female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South
Platte Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
++Yesterday, Jerry Petrosky found at Barr Lake: HARRIS'S SPARROW & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 11/16, David Dowell found a SWAMP SPARROW at the S. Platte River and
Sand Creek confluence.
---On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe found a PACIFIC LOON at Aurora Rampart Reservoir.
--On 11/15, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found at Douglas Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Wade, 11/13).
--On 11/16, Joan Glabach found six SWANS on Windsor Reservoir.
--On 11/16, Komar found a COMMON LOON at Boyd Lake State Park. On 11/15,
Komar found six BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21).
--On 11/16, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at Fossil Creek
Reservoir.
 --On 11/16, Komar found an adult MEW GULL and a possible Mexican Duck at
Horseshoe Lake North.
--On 11/15, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14).  On 11/14, Mike Britten found a COMMON LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Ryan's Gulch Reservoir: two GREATER SCAUP.
--On 11/15, Komar found a pair of GREATER SCAUP at Silver Lake.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Boedecker Lake: four BONAPARTE'S GULL & COMMON
LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Lake Loveland: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie
Smith, 10/31).
--On 11/15, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe found at Union Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 THAYER'S
GULL (Manwaring, 10/23), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, LONG-TAILED DUCK, female
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON, & EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Minner-Lee, 11/10).
++Yesterday, Gary Lefko found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along the
Greeley Poudre River Trail.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Mark Minner-Lee found a GREATER SCAUP at Boulder Reservoir.
On 11/16, David Waltman found five TUNDRA SWAN at Boulder Reservoir.
Christian Nunes added: three COMMON LOON & 33 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/16, Jack Harlan relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the windbreak.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir. On
11/15, Steve Frye reported 2 TRUMPETER SWAN & a TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/16, Nick Moore relocated a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Beam, 11/1) at
McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/16, Ryanjack Bushong relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON LOON
(Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/15, Peter Burke relocated a female PURPLE FINCH (Guarente, 11/12)
at his Boulder yard (email: to visit before 2:00 pm:
bryan.guarente AT gmail.com)
--On 11/14, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN along Boulder Creek, west of
75th Street.
--On 11/14, Dowell found a COMMON LOON at Valmont Reservoir.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Bill Maynard found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: two
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15), two SURF SCOTER, one BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Nikolai, 11/16).
++Yesterday, the Monday birders found at Big Johnson Reservoir: PACIFIC
LOON & three BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31.  On 11/16, Gwen Moore found:
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14), two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond,
11/14), three COMMON LOON.  Mark Peterson added a TUNDRA SWAN (Drummond,
11/14).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Percival, 11/15), 2 TRUMPETER SWAN, 2 TUNDRA SWAN, 3 COMMON LOON, adult
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL & a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
++Yesterday, Duane Nelson found at John Martin Reservoir: male LONG-TAILED
DUCK, 4 BONAPARTE'S GULL & a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Prowers County
--On 11/16, Stulp & Thompson found a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson,
11/15) at North Lake Park, Lamar.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
++Yesterday, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found a COMMON LOON at Connected Lakes
State Park.
--On 11/16, Bob Moston found a TUNDRA SWAN at Highline Lake State Park.
--On 11/16, Nick Korte found a COMMON LOON at Corn Lake.
--On 11/15, Ronda Woodward found at James Robb Colorado River State Park,
Fruita section: three SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) & a BLACK PHOEBE.
--On 11/15, Mike Henwood found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area.

Garfield County
++Yesterday, Dunning found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
++Yesterday, Jackson Trappett found 180+ BLACK ROSY FINCHES near Douglas
Pass's summit.

Fremont County
++Yesterday, Setta Moss reported two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Park County
++Yesterday, Suddjian found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along CR 64 (see map on
website).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found 100 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & 30 BROWN-CAPPED
ROSY FINCHES along CR 58 (see map).
--On 11/16, Joey Kellner found 450 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES and 200
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCHES    along Hwy 9 at 1.2 miles south of Hwy 285.
--On 11/16, Kellner found three COMMON LOON (Mlodinow, 10/22) at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir.
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER & 35 TUNDRA SWAN.

Lake County
--On 11/16, Kellner found five BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Summit County
--On 11/16, Kellner found at Dillon Reservoir: two imm BLACK SCOTER and
eight BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Delta County
--On 11/13, Andrea Robinsong found at Sweitzer Lake State Park: six COMMON
LOON & a possible PACIFIC LOON.

Routt County
--On 11/12, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Golden Eagles
From: "Dan O'Donnell djod AT comcast.net [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:49:27 -0700
I’ve been seeing two golden eagles perched near Ryan Gulch Reservoir in 
southwest Loveland recently. They are a pair that nest about a mile away and 
hunt near the reservoir regularly every winter/spring. Photos of the male 
(smaller) eagle can be seen here: Click Here 
 


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


Subject: Scoters at Prospect Park El Paso County Red necked Grebe San Miguel Co unty
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:29:08 GMT
Hello cobirders,, 

El Paso County
Robb Hinds reports from Prospect Lake:  3 White winged, 1 Black and one Surf 
Scoters. 


San Miguel County
Red necked Grebe is still on Miramonte Reservoir.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) & Union Reservoir (Weld) Cty Updates
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:29:47 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens found nothing new at Cherry Creek Reservoir
Common Loon
Bonaparte's Gulls

Weld County
Sue Riffe found at Union Reservoir:
Glaucous Gull (2nd cycle)
Thayer's Gull, adult, 1st cycle
Long-tailed Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye (female)
Common Loon (2)
Eastern Bluebirds 

Good birding!

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan, Adams Cty Fairgrounds, Black Rosy Finches, Douglas Pass (Garfield Cty)
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:51:42 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Adams County
Cathy Sheeter found a juvenile Trumpeter Swan at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Garfield County
Jackson Trappett found 180+ Black Rosy Finches about a mile south of the 
Douglas Pass Summit. 


Good birding!

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Subject: This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:29:45 -0700
Here is this week's Statewide Bird Trips:

Tuesday, November 18
Anyone interested in a advanced snowshoe trip up to 4 miles
to Guanella Pass, contact me at my hotmail address. 
Will leave west side of Denver around 7:00 am, return late afternoon.

Wednesday, November 19
Boulder Bird Club Wednesday Roadrunners

Saturday, November 22
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Chatfield Reservoir
Trip to Blue Mesa Reservoir

Sunday, November 23
RMBO's Barrow's Goldeneye Count
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to South Platte Park Reservoir

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

Good birding!

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Subject: Sparrows at Red Rocks Park (Jefferson); Gulls at Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe); Costa's Hummingbird, Grand Junction (Mesa)
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:24:37 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
David Gillilan reports from behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: adult and 
1st winter Golden-crowned Sparrows, Fox Sparrow and Harris's Sparrow. 


Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens made a quick stop at Aurora Reservoir to check on gulls. He did 
not take the time to scope the whole lake. Gulls included: Lesser Black-backed 
Gull, Thayer's Gulls, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gulls, California Gulls, and 
Ring-billed Gulls. At least one Common Loon was spotted. 


Mesa County
Cooksey reports the Calliope Hummingbird is still coming to her feeder at 2217 
Tuscany, Grand Junction. 


Good birding!

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Subject: Five Goose Day/Greeley
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Nov 2014 07:46:18 -0800
Hi all
Did my usual "water tour" of Greeley. Some shallower ponds frozen. "Ginormous" 
flocks of geese flying around town. Of note: 

 Still quite a few pelicans and cormorants around 35th Ave West Gravel Ponds 
are the "hot" spot (second pond (full of birds) is .25m west on trail and is 
usually the only open water during winter around here) Canada Goose - 1,000s 
Cackling Goose - 100s Snow and Ross's Goose - 400+ Greater White-fronted Goose 
- 2 35th Ave East Gravel Pond Mute Swan - 2 Herring Gull Bald Eagle - 2 

 Lots of Common Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser Thanks 
Gary Lefko, Nunn 

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 17, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:23:20 -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 (Swamp Sparrow)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Black Rosy Finch, Swamp
Sparrow, Pacific Loon, Common Loon)
Arapahoe (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Surf Scoter, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Greater
Scaup, White-winged Scoter)
Boulder (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Tundra Swan, Common Loon, Bonaparte's
Gull, Thayer's Gull, Pacific Loon)
Larimer (Swans, Common Loon, Mew Gull, possible Mexican Duck, Bonaparte's
Gull)
El Paso (Long-tailed Duck, White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Bonaparte's
Gull, Tundra Swan, Black Scoter)
Weld (Eastern Bluebird)
Mesa (Tundra Swan, Costa's Hummingbird, Common Loon)
Park (Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Common Loon,
White-winged Scoter, Tundra Swan)
Lake (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Summit (Black Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found a SWAMP SPARROW at the S. Platte River and
Sand Creek confluence.
--On 11/14, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a COMMON LOON (Breitsch, 11/11) at
Lower Derby Lake, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
--On 11/12, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at
the South Platte Birding Area (Platte River, south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, the Ehlmanns relocated at Red Rocks Park: the adult and 1st
winter GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1).  Carl Starace relocated
the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14), Cathy Sheeter found two BLACK ROSY FINCHES.
++Yesterday, Renee Casias found a SWAMP SPARROW at Harriman Reservoir.
Sheeter reported a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) while Michael Kiessig
reported a COMMON LOON (Hudak, 11/13).
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at Cooley Lake: two GREATER SCAUP &
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/14).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found along the S. Platte River below the Chatfield
Reservoir dam: two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
--On 11/14, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Morrison
Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: three SURF SCOTER, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), five THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28),
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
11/12) and COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: two COMMON LOON
(Stevens, 11/2), 14+ BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky 10/31).  On 11/15, Stevens
found: female type SURF SCOTER & PACIFIC LOON (Stevens, 11/14).
--On 11/14, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON LOON
(Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Jack Harlan relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30)
at the windbreak.
++Yesterday, David Waltman found five TUNDRA SWAN at Boulder Reservoir.
Christian Nunes added: three COMMON LOON & 33 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL at Lagerman Reservoir. On
11/15, Steve Frye reported 2 TRUMPETER SWAN & a TUNDRA SWAN.
++Yesterday, Nick Moore relocated a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Beam, 11/1) at
McIntosh Lake.
++Yesterday, Ryanjack Bushong relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4)
at Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON
LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/15, Peter Burke relocated a female PURPLE FINCH (Guarente, 11/12)
at his Boulder yard (email: to visit before 2:00 pm:
bryan.guarente AT gmail.com)
--On 11/14, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN along Boulder Creek, west of
75th Street.
--On 11/14, Dowell found a COMMON LOON at Valmont Reservoir.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Joan Glabach found six SWANS on Windsor Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Komar found a COMMON LOON at Boyd Lake State Park. On 11/15,
Komar found six BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21).
++Yesterday, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at Fossil
Creek Reservoir.
 ++Yesterday, Komar found an adult MEW GULL and a possible Mexican Duck at
Horseshoe Lake North.
--On 11/15, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14).  On 11/14, Mike Britten found a COMMON LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Ryan's Gulch Reservoir: two GREATER SCAUP.
--On 11/15, Komar found a pair of GREATER SCAUP at Silver Lake.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Boedecker Lake: four BONAPARTE'S GULL & COMMON
LOON.
--On 11/15, Komar found at Lake Loveland: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie
Smith, 10/31).
--On 11/15, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/14, David Wade found at Douglas Reservoir: 3 COMMON LOON &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/13, David Wade found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Tom Wilberding found 12 EASTERN BLUEBIRD at Union Reservoir
(CR 26).  On 11/14, Bill Prather found: 3 SURF SCOTER (Mlodinow, 11/9),
PACIFIC LOON, COMMON LOON, THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found at Big Johnson Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Drummond, 11/14), two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14), three COMMON
LOON, a BONAPARTE'S GULL.  Mark Peterson added a TUNDRA SWAN (Drummond,
11/14).
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: THREE
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15).  Gloria Nikolai found a BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15) and six BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/14, Tyler Stuart found five EASTERN BLUEBIRD at Quail Lake Park.
Douglas County
--On 11/15, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Pueblo County
--On 11/15, Percival reported at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-NECKED GREBE &
possible female PURPLE FINCH.  On 11/11, Percival found: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 11/15, Stulp & Thompson found a RED-NECKED GREBE at North Lake Park,
Lamar.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Bob Moston found a TUNDRA SWAN at Highline Lake State Park.
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
++Yesterday, Nick Korte found a COMMON LOON at Corn Lake.
--On 11/15, Ronda Woodward found at James Robb Colorado River State Park,
Fruita section: three SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) & a BLACK PHOEBE.
--On 11/15, Mike Henwood found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area.

Park County
++Yesterday, Joey Kellner found 450 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES and 200
BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCHES    along Hwy 9 at 1.2 miles south of Hwy 285.
++Yesterday, Kellner found three COMMON LOON (Mlodinow, 10/22) at Spinney
Mountain Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Kellner found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER & 35 TUNDRA SWAN.

Lake County
++Yesterday, Kellner found five BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Mt. Elbert Forebay.

Summit County
++Yesterday, Kellner found at Dillon Reservoir: two imm BLACK SCOTER and
eight BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Garfield County
--On 11/14, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

Delta County
--On 11/13, Andrea Robinsong found at Sweitzer Lake State Park: six COMMON
LOON & a possible PACIFIC LOON.

Routt County
--On 11/12, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe) & Swans, Windsor Reservoir (Weld)
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:06:48 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens relocated Common Loon and Bonaparte's Gulls at Cherry Creek 
State Park. 


Weld County
Joan Glabach reports six Swans at Windsor Reservoir.

Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow (Boulder & Jefferson Ctys), Scoters (El Paso), Costa's Hummingbird (Mesa) Rosy Finches (Park) Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:35:54 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Ehlmanns relocated the adult Golden-crowned Sparrow behind Red Rocks Park 
trading post. 

Cathy Sheeter relocated a Pacific Loon (Hudak, 11/13) at Harriman Reservoir.

Boulder County
Jack Harlan relocated a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dowell, 10/30) at the Teller 
Lake # 5 windbreak. 

Nick Moore found a Thayer's Gull at Lagerman Reservoir.
Nick Moore relocated a Bonaparte's Gull (Beam, 11/1) at McIntosh Lake.

El Paso County
Gwen Moore relocated at Big Johnson Reservoir:
Long-tailed Duck (Drummond, 11/14)
White-winged Scoter, 2 (Drummond, 11/14)
Common Loon, 3
Bonaparte's Gull, 1 (Nikolai, 10/31)

Gwen Moore relocated three White-winged Scoter (Maynard, 11/15) at Prospect 
Lake, Memorial Park. 


Mesa County
Cooksey writes the Costa's Hummingbird is still visiting her Grand Junction 
feeders. Best times 7:00 am to 8:30 am 

birders welcome; 2217 Tuscany (see map on Colorado Birding Society's website)
Nick Korte found a Common Loon on Corn Lake.

Park County
Joey Kellner found 400 Gray-crowned Rosy Finches and 200 Brown-capped Rosy 
Finches along Hwy 9, at 2.2 miles southeast of Hwy 285 (south of Fairplay). 


Good birding!

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
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Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 16, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:06:17 -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 (Surf Scoter, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Boulder (Purple Finch, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan)
Jefferson (Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow)
El Paso (Black Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Pacific Loon,
Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Greater Scaup, Bonaparte's Gull, Common
Loon)
Weld (Short-eared Owl)
Pueblo (Red-necked Grebe, possible Purple Finch)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Mesa (Surf Scoter, Black Phoebe, White-throated Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: SURF SCOTER,
PACIFIC LOON (Stevens, 11/14), COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2) & 14 BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Petrosky, 10/31).  On 11/14, Richard Stevens found: RED-THROATED
LOON.  On 11/13, Don Beltz reported two SWANS (Trumpeter/Tundra).
--On 11/14, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON LOON
(Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Peter Burke relocated a female PURPLE FINCH (Guarente, 11/12)
at his Boulder yard (email: to visit before 2:00 pm:
bryan.guarente AT gmail.com)
++Yesterday, Steve Frye reported at Lagerman Reservoir: two TRUMPETER SWAN
& one TUNDRA SWAN.  On 11/14, Al Clark found: GREATER SCAUP.  On 11/13,
Scott Severs found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
--On 11/14, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN along Boulder Creek, west of
75th Street.
--On 11/14, Dowell found a COMMON LOON at Valmont Reservoir.
--On 11/14, Al Clark found at Baseline Reservoir: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON
LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/13, David Dowell relocated 36 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at
Boulder Reservoir.
--On 11/13, Dowell found 10 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/12, Steve Mlodinow found 50 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at the
northeast corner of 76th & Brockway in Boulder.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Red Rocks Park: an eastern FOX SPARROW
(Mitzen, 11/14), the adult and 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C.
Johnson, 11/1).
--On 11/14, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Morrison
Park.
--On 11/14, Doug Kibbe relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) at Harriman
Reservoir.  On 11/13, Art Hudak found: RED-NECKED GREBE, LOON, COMMON
LOON.  On 11/11, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Loch Kilpatrick relocated a COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/12, Stevens:Ehlmann found: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Suddjian, 11/10).  On 11/11, Stevens found: PACIFIC LOON (Slagle, 10/30),
and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Weaver, 11/9) below the heronry overlook.  On
11/10, David Suddjian found: two SWAMP SPARROW.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14).  On 11/14, Mike Britten found a COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Komar found at Ryan's Gulch Reservoir: two GREATER SCAUP.
++Yesterday, Komar found a pair of GREATER SCAUP at Silver Lake.
++Yesterday, Komar found at Boedecker Lake: four BONAPARTE'S GULL & COMMON
LOON.
++Yesterday, Komar found six BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd Lake
State Park.
++Yesterday, Komar found at Lake Loveland: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie
Smith, 10/31).
++Yesterday, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/14, David Wade found at Douglas Reservoir: 3 COMMON LOON &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/13, David Wade found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.
--On 11/14, Bill Prather found at Union Reservoir: 3 SURF SCOTER (Mlodinow,
11/9), PACIFIC LOON, COMMON LOON, THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Bill Maynard found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: BLACK
SCOTER & 3 female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
++Yesterday, Robb Hinds found at Big Johnson Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Drummond, 11/14) & COMMON LOON.  Tyler Stuart added: PACIFIC LOON & LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL. On 11/14, John Drummond and all found: 2 TUNDRA SWAN,
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 4 BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
--On 11/14, Tyler Stuart found five EASTERN BLUEBIRD at Quail Lake Park.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival reported at Pueblo Reservoir: RED-NECKED GREBE &
possible female PURPLE FINCH.  On 11/11, Percival found: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Adams County
--On 11/14, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a COMMON LOON (Breitsch, 11/11) at
Lower Derby Lake, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
--On 11/12, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at
the South Platte Birding Area (Platte River, south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Denver County
--On 11/10, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Stulp & Thompson found a RED-NECKED GREBE at North Lake Park,
Lamar.

Otero County
--On 11/12, Stan Oswald found at Lake Holbrook: a late PECTORAL SANDPIPER &
14 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/14, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
--On 11/14, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Ronda Woodward found at James Robb Colorado River State Park,
Fruita section: three SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) & a BLACK PHOEBE.
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Grand Junction
Wildlife Area.
--On 11/13, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/11, Henwood found eight BONAPARTE'S GULL at Highline Lake State
Park.

Garfield County
--On 11/14, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

Delta County
--On 11/13, Andrea Robinsong found at Sweitzer Lake State Park: six COMMON
LOON & a possible PACIFIC LOON.

Routt County
--On 11/12, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

Park County
--On 11/11, David Suddjian found at Antero Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK, two
SURF SCOTER (Washburn:Simmons, 10/14), COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: 3 female SURF
SCOTER, a pair of BLACK SCOTER, 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: SURF SCOTER, 8
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir: 2 COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Timberline Campgrounds: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Loons at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:46:35 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe County) has been different on my last three 
visits. Two days ago (Thursday), I arrived late in the afternoon. The two Swans 
found by Don Beltz were hidden in the heavy fog hanging over the lake. Only a 
couple of Common Loons and half a dozen Bonaparte's Gulls could be identified. 


Yesterday, the skies were partially sunny and the lake was clear. It was a 
loony afternoon. 


Of course, I did not have my camera with me (never fails when I could get a 
great photo). I stood 15 feet from a Least Sandpiper walking the sandy beach 
south of the western boat ramp. I watched it for 20 minutes, as it seemed to 
ignore me. I ran back to my car, found an old point, and shoot camera used for 
digiscoping. Two Least Sandpiper rather poor photos were added to the "recent 
witness link" on the Colorado Birding Society's website. 


While watching two Pacific Loons, a third loon rose to the east of the 
handicapped fisherperson dock. It was a basic plumage Red-throated Loon. The 
loon was too far away for photos; however, my little point and shoot did take 
video. I was able to get 30 seconds of the Red-throated Loon swimming around 
before it started to dive often. 


Also on the lake, a Common Loon was off the swim beach and two additional 
Common Loons were in the eastern corner of the reservoir. At least 16 
Bonaparte's Gulls were flying around. 


Today, anemometer readings were 16+ mph; temperatures were in the 20s (low 
20s). I could not find the Least Sandpiper. Again heavy fog hung over the lake. 
I scoped the few yards that could be seen off the shore around the reservoir. I 
did see one Pacific Loon east of the northeast boat ramp. While looking for a 
second, a female type Surf Scoter swam by just 10 yards off shore. 


A Common Loon was again seen off the swim beach. Bonaparte's Gull count was 
around fourteen. Hundreds of Eared Grebes were below the fishing dock. Only a 
couple of Western Grebes could be picked out of the mist. Hundreds were on the 
lake yesterday and probably are still there. 


I solve another mystery (at least to myself). Reports of a Snow Goose or Ross's 
Goose the last couple of days, led to the photos added to the Colorado Birding 
Society's website (recent witness photos). Today a Snow Goose stood around with 
Canada Geese near the ball fields at Greenwood Village Park (southwest of the 
Cherry Creek Reservoir dam). Farther west of the ball fields, a Ross's Goose 
walked around with hundreds of Cackling Geese. One of each! 


I ran out of time and good weather to drive to Red Rocks Park for the Fox 
Sparrow and Golden-crowned Sparrows, perhaps tomorrow? 


Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: El Paso, Mesa and Boulder Counties
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:44:36 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Robb Hinds relocated a White winged Scoter and two Common Loons at Big
Johnson Reservoir, El Paso County.

Mike Henwood relocated a White throated Sparrow at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area, Mesa County.

Ronda Woodward relocated three Surf Scoters and a Black Phoebe at the
Colorado River State Park, Fruita.

Peter Burke relocated the Purple Finch at Guarente's yard in Boulder.

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Denver, CO
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Subject: Red Rocks Park, Jefferson County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:36:00 -0700
Hello cobirders,

It took a long cold time but the adult and 1st winter Golden crowned
Sparrow and the Fox Sparrow did show up below the platform feeder behind
the Red Rocks Park trading post.

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Subject: Red Rocks,Kefferson County; Pueblo Res,Pueblo County
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:08:44 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Jefferson County
Joey Kellner relocated the adult Golden crowned and Fox Sparrows at Red Rocks 
Park. 


Pueblo County
Percival reports a Red necked Grebe and possible female Purple Finch flying 
east from Fisherman's point at Pueblo Reservoir. 


Good Birding!

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Subject: Rocky Mtn. Arsenal
From: "zarneu AT comcast.net [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:08:57 +0000 (UTC)
Birders,

Yesterday, Linda Broeren, Mark Amershek and I had a good day of birding at 
Rocky Mtn. Arsenal. 


Lake Ladora (the East side had some open water with several ducks).
 Along E. 64th Ave. in the SE channel of Lake Ladora, we saw a Great Egret in 
the water. This 

  bird may have been previously reported.

Lower Derby Lake had open water.

  Numerous ducks. (no Common Loon).

  A juvenile Trumpeter Swan landed and stayed quite awhile.

 An adult dark morph Snow Goose flew overhead with a small group of Canada 
Geese. 


There were also: Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers and several Red-tailed Hawks.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 15, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:33:38 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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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:
Arapahoe (Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull,
Least Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Adams (Common Loon)
Jefferson (Fox Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Pacific Loon)
Boulder (Winter Wren, Common Loon, Greater Scaup, Purple Finch)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Weld (Surf Scoter, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Thayer's Gull)
El Paso (Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Common Loon,
Bonaparte's Gull, Eastern Bluebird)
Logan/Sedgwick (Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Pacific Loon, Lesser
Black-backed Gull)
Logan/Washington (Winter Wren, Swamp Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Logan (Common Loon)
Garfield (Black Scoter)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: RED-THROATED
LOON, PACIFIC LOONS, COMMON LOONS (Stevens, 11/2), BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31).  On 11/13, Don Beltz reported two SWANS
(Trumpeter/Tundra).
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at South Platte Park (Cooley Lake): two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS & THAYER'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FR(ONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON
LOON (Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).

Adams County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated a COMMON LOON (Breitsch, 11/11) at
Lower Derby Lake, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
--On 11/12, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at
the South Platte Birding Area (Platte River, south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Tim Mitzen found an eastern FOX SPARROW at Red Rocks Park. On
11/12, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated the adult and 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park Trading Post.
++Yesterday, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at
Morrison Park.
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Hudak, 11/13) at Harriman
Reservoir.  On 11/13, Art Hudak found: RED-NECKED GREBE, LOON, COMMON
LOON.  On 11/11, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/13, Loch Kilpatrick relocated a COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/12, Stevens:Ehlmann found: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Suddjian, 11/10).  On 11/11, Stevens found: PACIFIC LOON (Slagle, 10/30),
and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Weaver, 11/9) below the heronry overlook.  On
11/10, David Suddjian found: two SWAMP SPARROW.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN along Boulder Creek, west of
75th Street.
++Yesterday, Dowell found a COMMON LOON at Valmont Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Al Clark found at Baseline Reservoir: GREATER SCAUP & COMMON
LOON (Henson, 11/6).
++Yesterday, Al Clark found at Lagerman Reservoir: GREATER SCAUP.  On
11/13, Scott Severs found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
++Yesterday, Bryan Guarente relocated a female PURPLE FINCH (Guarente,
11/12) at his Boulder yard (email: to visit before 2:00 pm:
bryan.guarente AT gmail.com)
--On 11/13, David Dowell relocated 36 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at
Boulder Reservoir.
--On 11/13, Dowell found 10 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/12, Steve Mlodinow found 50 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at the
northeast corner of 76th & Brockway in Boulder.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Mike Britten found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
& COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, David Wade found at Douglas Reservoir: 3 COMMON LOON &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/13, David Wade found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.
--On 11/13, David Leatherman found three TUNDRA SWAN at Park Creek
Reservoir.
--On 11/13, Scott Baron relocated ten BONAPARTE'S GULL (Baron, 10/29) at
Equalizer Lake.
--On 11/11, Scott Rashid reported 1000+ ROSY FINCHES in the Carriage Hills
area of Estes Park.
--On 11/11, David Wade found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Wellington Reservoir #
4.
--On 11/11, Komar found two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Boyd Lake State
Park.  On 11/10, Sue Riffe found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
--On 11/9, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Bill Prather found at Union Reservoir: 3 SURF SCOTER
(Mlodinow, 11/9), PACIFIC LOON, COMMON LOON, THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring,
10/23).
--On 11/10, Gene Rutherford reported a BLACK VULTURE along Highway 34, near
mile marker 143).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, John Drummond and all found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 TUNDRA
SWAN, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 COMMON LOON & 4
BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
++Yesterday, Tyler Stuart found five EASTERN BLUEBIRD at Quail Lake Park.

Douglas County
--On 11/11, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Pueblo County
--On 11/11, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.  On 11/9, Percival found: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Denver County
--On 11/10, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 11/12, Stan Oswald found at Lake Holbrook: a late PECTORAL SANDPIPER &
14 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe found at Jumbo Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER and  SURF
SCOTER.  Gwen Moore added PACIFIC LOON & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Logan/Washington Counties
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir: 2 WINTER WREN (Dowell,
11/11), SWAMP SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Logan County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe found a COMMON LOON at Sterling Reservoir.

Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Garfield County
++Yesterday, Denise & Mark Vollmar found a BLACK SCOTER at Rifle Gap
Reservoir.

Mesa County
--On 11/13, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/12, Vic Zerbi relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at James
Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/11, Henwood found eight BONAPARTE'S GULL at Highline Lake State
Park.

Delta County
--On 11/13, Andrea Robinsong found at Sweitzer Lake State Park: six COMMON
LOON & a possible PACIFIC LOON.

Routt County
--On 11/12, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

Park County
--On 11/11, David Suddjian found at Antero Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK, two
SURF SCOTER (Washburn:Simmons, 10/14), COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: 3 female SURF
SCOTER, a pair of BLACK SCOTER, 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: SURF SCOTER, 8
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir: 2 COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Timberline Campgrounds: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull, Horseshoe Lk, Larimer; Common Loon, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Adams Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:29:14 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Mike Britten found a Lesser Black-backed Gull at Horseshoe Lake.

Adams County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann relocated a Common Loon (Breitsch, 11/11) at 
Rocky Mountain Arsenal. 


Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Winter Wren, Boulder Cty; updates: Larimer, Logan/Washington & Logan/Sedgwick Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:23:40 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
David Dowell found a Winter Wren along Boulder Creek, just west of 75th Street 
(Walden Ponds area). 

Dowell found a Common Loon at Valmont Reservoir.

Larimer County
Mike Britten found a Common Loon at Horseshoe Lake.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Gwen Moore found at Jumbo Reservoir:
Pacific Loon 
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Logan/Washington Counties
Gwen Moore found at Prewitt Reservoir:
Winter Wren (2) (Dowell, 11/11)
Swamp Sparrow (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24)
Greater White-fronted Geese (2)

Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Upcoming "Raptor Alley" Trip #1/Nunn
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2014 08:04:22 -0800
Weather looks to be good for "raptoring" next Saturday.

Date:  November 22, 2014 from 8am to 1pm

More details here: 
http://coloradobirder.ning.com/events/nunn-guy-birding-raptor-alley-field-trip-1 


Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.ning.com/
Mobile:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m 

Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 14, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:42:38 -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:
Boulder (Purple Finch, Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Gray-crowned
Rosy Finch)
Arapahoe (Swans, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Jefferson/Douglas (Red-necked Grebe, Pacific Loon, Common Loon)
Larimer (Long-tailed Duck, Tundra Swan, Bonaparte's Gull)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)
Delta (Common Loon, possible Pacific Loon)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Bryan Guarente relocated a female PURPLE FINCH (Guarente,
11/12) at his Boulder yard (email: to visit before 2:00 pm:
bryan.guarente AT gmail.com)
++Yesterday, Scott Severs found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lagerman Reservoir.
++Yesterday, David Dowell relocated 36 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29)
at Boulder Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Dowell found 10 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Six Mile
Reservoir.
--On 11/12, Steve Mlodinow found 50 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at the
northeast corner of 76th & Brockway in Boulder.
--On 11/11, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)  NOT
11/12.
--On 11/10, David Blue found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Don Beltz reported two SWANS (Trumpeter/Tundra) at Cherry
Creek State Park.  Stevens relocated a COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2) &
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31).
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FR(ONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12), COMMON
LOON (Dowell, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/12, Cathy Sheeter found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS (Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & COMMON LOON (Dowell,
10/28).
--On 11/11, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On 11/10, Stevens found
a SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/9, Sampson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Willow Spring Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Art Hudak found at Harriman Reservoir: RED-NECKED GREBE,
PACIFIC LOON, COMMON LOON.  On 11/11, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BONAPARTE'S
GULL.
++Yesterday, Loch Kilpatrick relocated a COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/12, Stevens:Ehlmann found: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Suddjian, 11/10).  On 11/11, Stevens found: PACIFIC LOON (Slagle, 10/30),
and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Weaver, 11/9) below the heronry overlook.  On
11/10, David Suddjian found: two SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/12, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated the adult and 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
Trading Post.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Wade found a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Douglas Reservoir.
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found three TUNDRA SWAN at Park Creek
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Scott Baron relocated ten BONAPARTE'S GULL (Baron, 10/29) at
Equalizer Lake.
--On 11/11, Scott Rashid reported 1000+ ROSY FINCHES in the Carriage Hills
area of Estes Park.
--On 11/11, David Wade found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Wellington Reservoir #
4.
--On 11/11, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULLS (Bankert, 11/1).  On 11/9, Nick Komar relocated a basic plumage
RED-NECKED GREBE (Mike Britten, 10/22).
--On 11/11, Komar found two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Boyd Lake State
Park.  On 11/10, Sue Riffe found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
--On 11/9, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

Adams County
--On 11/12, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at
the South Platte Birding Area (Platte River, south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/11, John Breitsch found a COMMON LOON at Lower Derby Lake, Rocky
Mountain Arsenal. On 11/7, Stevens found: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and GREAT
EGRET (Lake Ladora).
--On 11/9, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 1st winter MEW GULL,
1st winter THAYER'S GULL, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23).  On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile 7.2, Barr Lake
State Park trail.
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.

Douglas County
--On 11/11, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

El Paso County
--On 11/11, Tyler Stuart found at Big Johnson Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Nikolai, 10/31) & five COMMON LOON. On 11/7, Clark Jones found: PACIFIC
LOON (Nikolai, 10/31).

Pueblo County
--On 11/11, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.  On 11/9, Percival found: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4).
--On 11/10, Mel Goff and all found a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at Pueblo City
Park.  On 11/8, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot:
CAPE MAY WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 11/10, Gene Rutherford reported a BLACK VULTURE along Highway 34, near
mile marker 143).
--On 11/10, Mark Minner-Lee found at Union Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Mlodinow, 11/9), MEW GULL (Mlodinow, 11/9), two BONAPARTE'S GULL, three
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.  On 11/9, Steve Mlodinow found: female SURF SCOTER, adult
male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.  On 11/8, Bill Prather found a female BLACK
SCOTER.

Denver County
--On 11/10, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 11/12, Stan Oswald found at Lake Holbrook: a late PECTORAL SANDPIPER &
14 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/8, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Yuma County
--On 11/8, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/12, Vic Zerbi relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at James
Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/11, Henwood found eight BONAPARTE'S GULL at Highline Lake State
Park.

Delta County
++Yesterday, Andrea Robinsong found at Sweitzer Lake State Park: six COMMON
LOON & a possible PACIFIC LOON.

Routt County
--On 11/12, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

Park County
--On 11/11, David Suddjian found at Antero Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK, two
SURF SCOTER (Washburn:Simmons, 10/14), COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: 3 female SURF
SCOTER, a pair of BLACK SCOTER, 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: SURF SCOTER, 8
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir: 2 COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Timberline Campgrounds: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park & Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:14:18 -0700
Hello cobirders,

I hit enter below finishing last email.

Cherry Creek State Park
Common Loon
Bonaparte's Gulls

Aurora Reservoir 
Common Loon
Lesser Black-backed Gull 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Bonaparte's Gull

Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gulls, Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe; Red-necked Grebe, Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:10:34 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens has been scoping Arapahoe County reservoirs for several weeks 
searching for a Red-necked Grebe. None have shown up. Today a Common Loon and 
half a dozen Bonaparte's Gulls continue. 


Boulder County
Scott Severs reports a Red-necked Grebe on Lagerman Reservoir this morning.

Good birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 13, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:02:07 -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, Greater White-fronted Goose, Common
Loon)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Boulder (White-winged Crossbill)
Otero (Pectoral Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull)
Mesa (Surf Scoter)
Routt (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
at the South Platte Birding Area (Platte River, south of 88th avenue).
--On 11/11, John Breitsch found a COMMON LOON at Lower Derby Lake, Rocky
Mountain Arsenal. On 11/7, Stevens found: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and GREAT
EGRET (Lake Ladora).
--On 11/9, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 1st winter MEW GULL,
1st winter THAYER'S GULL, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23).  On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile 7.2, Barr Lake
State Park trail.
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Cathy Sheeter found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS (Petrosky, 9/26), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & COMMON LOON (Dowell,
10/28).
--On 11/11, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On 11/10, Stevens found
a SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/9, Sampson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Willow Spring Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated the adult and 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
Trading Post.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Chatfield State Park: COMMON LOON
(Drummond, 10/27) and BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Suddjian, 11/10).  On 11/11,
Stevens found: PACIFIC LOON (Slagle, 10/30), and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Weaver, 11/9) below the heronry overlook.  On 11/10, David Suddjian found:
two SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/11, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BONAPARTE'S GULL at Harriman Reservoir.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow found 50 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at the
northeast corner of 76th & Brockway in Boulder.
--On 11/11, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)  NOT
11/12.
--On 11/10, David Blue found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/9, Ted Floyd found a PACIFIC LOON and 20 BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 10/29) at Boulder Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Floyd found 47 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Douglas County
--On 11/11, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.

Larimer County
--On 11/11, Scott Rashid reported 1000+ ROSY FINCHES in the Carriage Hills
area of Estes Park.
--On 11/11, David Wade found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Wellington Reservoir #
4.
--On 11/11, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULLS (Bankert, 11/1).  On 11/9, Nick Komar relocated a basic plumage
RED-NECKED GREBE (Mike Britten, 10/22).
--On 11/11, Komar found two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Boyd Lake State
Park.  On 11/10, Sue Riffe found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
--On 11/10, Scott Baron found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Beauchamp, 11/1)
at Equalizer Lake.
--On 11/10, Riffe found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Windsor Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.

El Paso County
--On 11/11, Tyler Stuart found at Big Johnson Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Nikolai, 10/31) & five COMMON LOON. On 11/7, Clark Jones found: PACIFIC
LOON (Nikolai, 10/31).

Pueblo County
--On 11/11, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.  On 11/9, Percival found: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4).
--On 11/10, Mel Goff and all found a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at Pueblo City
Park.  On 11/8, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot:
CAPE MAY WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 11/10, Gene Rutherford reported a BLACK VULTURE along Highway 34, near
mile marker 143).
--On 11/10, Mark Minner-Lee found at Union Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Mlodinow, 11/9), MEW GULL (Mlodinow, 11/9), two BONAPARTE'S GULL, three
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.  On 11/9, Steve Mlodinow found: female SURF SCOTER, adult
male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.  On 11/8, Bill Prather found a female BLACK
SCOTER.

Denver County
--On 11/10, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
++Yesterday, Stan Oswald found at Lake Holbrook: a late PECTORAL SANDPIPER
& 14 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/11, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/8, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Logan County
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Sterling Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found 40+ EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/5) at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: a
HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN
CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Yuma County
--On 11/8, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Vic Zerbi relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at James
Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/11, Henwood found eight BONAPARTE'S GULL at Highline Lake State
Park.

Routt County
++Yesterday, Tom Litteral found BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Lake Catamount.

Park County
--On 11/11, David Suddjian found at Antero Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK, two
SURF SCOTER (Washburn:Simmons, 10/14), COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: 3 female SURF
SCOTER, a pair of BLACK SCOTER, 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: SURF SCOTER, 8
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir: 2 COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28).
--On 11/11, Suddjian found at Timberline Campgrounds: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Possible Purple Finch in Boulder
From: "Bryan graybirder AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:37:01 -0700

Hello birders,

 

I was asked to give
an opinion about the "Carpodacus" finch found by Bryan Guarente in Boulder 
today. I wrote the timely article about "Carpodacus 

finches" in November's "Colorado Field Notes".

 

I have not seen the
bird.  Identification from a
single photo (or two, both photos are relatively the same view) can be
misleading.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dafekt1ve/15588523669/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dafekt1ve/15772478681/in/photostream/

 

The facial pattern
of today's bird could fit either Purple Finch or Cassin's Finch. Without a 
frontal view, I ruled this out as 

definitive.

 

The streaks on the underparts
are heavier and blurrier on a Purple Finch, usually lacking on the undertail
coverts.  I have found the streaking on
the undertail coverts of Purple Finches to be variable. 
Cassin's Finch has crisp streaks on the underparts and undertail
coverts.  Also variable but usually very
noticeable.  On Bryan's photos the streaks look blurry but
this could be camera shake or shutter speed. 
They do lean toward Purple Finch.

 

Cassin's Finches
have long primary projections while Purple Finches are relatively shorter but
variable as to Pacific Purple Finch or Eastern Purple Finch. In the photos the 
primary projection (again 

blurred) leans toward Purple Finch.

 

I clincher for me is
the bill.  Cassin's Finches have larger
bills with a straight culmen while Purple Finches have a shorter bill with
slightly curved culmen.  In the photos,
the finch has a small bill with a curved culmen.

 

One last field mark
which maybe relevant, Cassin's Finches have a slight whitish eye-ring, while
Purple Finches lack this as is shown by the Bryan's photo.

 

I believe Bryan's finch to be a
female Purple Finch.

 

Now whether the bird
is a Pacific or Eastern Purple Finch?  

 

The whitish streaks
on its back and the primary projection with longer looking tail, and brown and
white head pattern lean toward an Eastern Purple Finch.  

 

Other opinions
welcomed!

 

Good birding!

 

Bryan Ehlmann,
President, Colorado
Birding Society

Denver, CO

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Subject: Sapsucker? [1 Attachment]
From: "Carol Till caroltill65 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:25:12 -0800
Hello, Monday, November 10 this bird appeared on my front oak tree for a few 
minutes as the storm front was coming in. It looks to me like it could be a 
juvenile Yellow bellied Sapsucker, but I know that is pretty unusual here. 
Attached is a photo I took out the window. I have another photo that shows it's 
white wing band more clearly. It was smaller than the flickers that chased it 
off. Any ideas on identification? 

I live in Wheat Ridge, four blocks north of Crown Hill Park.
Carol
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Adams; White-winged Crossbills, Boulder; Pectoral Sandpiper, Otero Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:19:22 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Adams County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann found a Barrow's Goldeneye at the South 
Platte Birding Area. It was south of the green/white tower area of past 
sightings. They could not relocate the Surf Scoter on Tani Reservoir (11/8). 


Boulder County
Steve Mlodinow reports 50 White-winged Crossbill in Boulder. Check northeast 
corner of 76th street and Brockway. 


Otero County
Stan Oswald found a late Pectoral Sandpiper and fourteen Bonaparte's Gulls at 
Lake Holbrook. 


Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Updates: Chatfield State Park, Jefferson/Douglas; Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:05:36 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann searched again for murrelets. None were found 
at Chatfield State Park. They did relocate a Common Loon and Bonaparte's Gulls. 
They also relocated the 1st winter and adult Golden-crowned Sparrows at Red 
Rocks Park. 


Arapahoe County
Cathy Sheeter found at Aurora Reservoir: two Lesser Black-backed Gulls 
(Petrosky, 9/26), Greater White-fronted Goose & Common Loon (Dowell, 10/28). 


Good birding!

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Subject: Possible Eastern Meadowlark?/Weld CR 48
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Nov 2014 07:59:57 -0800
Hi all

Along Weld CR 48 at Latham Reservoir. I don't have any experience 
distinguishing between the two meadowlarks. I will say this meadowlark behaved 
quite differently than the "1,000s" I have seen up here in Weld County. Very 
cooperative--unlike any meadowlark I've come across and did not sound like any 
meadowlark I've seen. In fact when I first heard its chip call I thought "some 
bird in cattails" until I started videoing and saw that it was this bird making 
that unfamiliar chip call. In listening to chip call on video (below) it sounds 
like an Eastern Meadowlark on my iPod. 


Thoughts?

Photos:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/albums/eastern-meadowlark
Video:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/video/possible-eastern-meadowlark

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://coloradobirder.ning.com/
Mobile:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m 

Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 12, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:19:21 -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:
Jefferson/Douglas (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Pacific Loon, Common Loon,
Bonaparte's Gull, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird)
Douglas (Ross's Goose)
Adams (Common Loon)
Larimer (Rosy Finches, Bonaparte's Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Gull)
El Paso (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Pueblo (Bonaparte's Gull, Common Loon)
Logan/Washington (Winter Wren, Swamp Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Common Loon)
Mesa (Surf Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull)
Park (Long-tailed Duck, Surf Scoter, Common Loon, Black Scoter, Barrow's
Goldeneye, American Three-toed Woodpecker)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Chavez relocated the adult and 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park Trading Post.
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Chatfield State Park: PACIFIC LOON (Slagle,
10/30), COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27), four BONAPARTE'S GULL and a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Weaver, 11/9) below the heronry overlook.  On 11/10, David
Suddjian found: two SWAMP SPARROW.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BONAPARTE'S GULL at Harriman Reservoir.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On 11/10, Stevens found
a SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/9, Sampson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Willow Spring Open Space.
--On 11/6, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)
--On 11/10, David Blue found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/9, Ted Floyd found a PACIFIC LOON and 20 BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 10/29) at Boulder Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Floyd found 47 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Eric DeFonso found a SWAMP SPARROW at Cottonwood Marsh, Walden
Ponds.
--On 11/8, Ted Floyd found a WINTER WREN at Stearns Lake (downstream from
the bridge over Rock Creek).
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Tim Ryan relocated a ROSS'S GOOSE (Schrab, 11/9) at McCabe
Meadows Park/Salisbury Equestrian Center.
--On 11/8, Terry Ryan found a SURF SCOTER on Rueter-Hess Reservoir.

Adams County
++Yesterday, John Breitsch found a COMMON LOON at Lower Derby Lake, Rocky
Mountain Arsenal. On 11/7, Stevens foundl: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and GREAT
EGRET (Lake Ladora).
--On 11/9, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 1st winter MEW GULL,
1st winter THAYER'S GULL, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23).  On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile 7.2, Barr Lake
State Park trail.
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Scott Rashid reported 1000+ ROSY FINCHES in the Carriage Hills
area of Estes Park.
++Yesterday, David Wade found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at Wellington Reservoir
# 4.
++Yesterday, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: THAYER'S GULL &
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Bankert, 11/1).  On 11/9, Nick Komar relocated a basic
plumage RED-NECKED GREBE (Mike Britten, 10/22).
++Yesterday, Komar found two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Boyd Lake State
Park.  On 11/10, Sue Riffe found a RED-NECKED GREBE.
--On 11/10, Scott Baron found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Beauchamp, 11/1)
at Equalizer Lake.
--On 11/10, Riffe found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Windsor Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/8, Dixie Smith found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Douglas Reservoir.  On
11/7, David Wade found three COMMON LOON (Wade, 11/6) at Douglas
Reservoir.  On 11/6, David Wade found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade, 10/26).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Tyler Stuart found at Big Johnson Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Nikolai, 10/31) & five COMMON LOON. On 11/7, Clark Jones found: PACIFIC
LOON (Nikolai, 10/31).

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Percival, 10/29) & 3 COMMON LOONS.  On 11/9, Percival found: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/4).
--On 11/10, Mel Goff and all found a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at Pueblo City
Park.  On 11/8, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot:
CAPE MAY WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 11/10, Gene Rutherford reported a BLACK VULTURE along Highway 34, near
mile marker 143).
--On 11/10, Mark Minner-Lee found at Union Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Mlodinow, 11/9), MEW GULL (Mlodinow, 11/9), two BONAPARTE'S GULL, three
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.  On 11/9, Steve Mlodinow found: female SURF SCOTER, adult
male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.  On 11/8, Bill Prather found a female BLACK
SCOTER.
--On 11/8, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN at the southeast corner of Crow
Valley Campground.
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER at Lower Latham Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Black Hollow
Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 11/10, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 11/9, Stan Oswald found a SURF SCOTER at Lake Holbrook.  On 11/8,
Oswald found four GREATER SCAUP.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Washington Counties
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: 3 WINTER WREN, SWAMP
SPARROW (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/24), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & a COMMON LOON
(Kellner, 11/8).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/8, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Logan County
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Sterling Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found 40+ EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/5) at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: a
HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN
CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Kit Carson County
--On 11/8, Bill Kaempfer found at Flagler Reservoir: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Yuma County
--On 11/8, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at
James Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
++Yesterday, Henwood found eight BONAPARTE'S GULL at Highline Lake State
Park.

Park County
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at Antero Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK,
two SURF SCOTER (Washburn:Simmons, 10/14), COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/28).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: 3 female SURF
SCOTER, a pair of BLACK SCOTER, 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: SURF SCOTER, 8
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir: 2 COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Timberline Campgrounds: AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER.

San Miguel County
--On 11/10, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
--On 11/10, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: No Murrelets for us, Birding in the Cold Jefferson/Douglas, Arapahoe & Adams Counties
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:06:03 -0700
Hello cobirders;



Bryan Ehlmann and I went out searching for
Murrelets.  None was found.

 

Visibility was poor most of the day. Temperatures went to a high 18 degrees; it 

was 12 degrees when we quit an hour ago.

 

Birds we did find included:

 

Chatfield Reservoir (Jefferson/Douglas)

Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gulls,
Barrow's Goldeneye

 

Harriman Reservoir (Jefferson)

Bonaparte's Gull

missed: Long-tailed Duck

 

Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe)

Common Loon

Bonaparte's Gulls

 

Barr Lake (Adams)

too cold to stay long
Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: Red Rocks Jefferson County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:00:20 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Both the 1st winter and adult Golden crowned Sparrows showed up at the Red 
Rocks trading post. No Rosy Finches yet. 


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Subject: Rosy Finches, Larimer; Boulder, Douglas, Adams Cty Updates
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:25:07 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Scott Rashid reports 1000+ Rosy Finches (no black) are in the Carriage Hills 
Area of Estes Park. 


Boulder County
Adam Jack reports the Magnificent Hummingbird made it through the cold night 
and is still visiting his feeder. 


Douglas County
Tim Ryan relocated a Ross's Goose at McCabe Meadows Park. Maybe need to go to 
Salisbury Equestrian Center to see the goose. 


Adams County
John Breitsch found a Common Loon on Lower Derby Lake, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Good birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 11, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:47:37 -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:
Weld (Black Vulture, Red-throated Loon, Mew Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Eastern
Bluebird)
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Pacific Loon, Common Loon)
Arapahoe (Swamp Sparrow, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Northern
Mockingbird)
Denver (Greater White-fronted Goose)
Jefferson/Douglas (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Pacific Loon,
Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Larimer (Red-necked Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed
Gull)
Pueblo (Townsend's Warbler)
Otero (Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter)
San Miguel (Red-necked Grebe)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Weld County
++Yesterday, Gene Rutherford reported a BLACK VULTURE along Highway 34,
near mile marker 143).
++Yesterday, Mark Minner-Lee found at Union Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Mlodinow, 11/9), MEW GULL (Mlodinow, 11/9), two BONAPARTE'S GULL, three
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.  On 11/9, Steve Mlodinow found: female SURF SCOTER, adult
male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.  On 11/8, Bill Prather found a female BLACK
SCOTER.
--On 11/8, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN at the southeast corner of Crow
Valley Campground.
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER at Lower Latham Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Black Hollow
Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)
++Yesterday, David Blue found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/9, Ted Floyd found a PACIFIC LOON and 20 BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 10/29) at Boulder Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Floyd found 47 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Eric DeFonso found a SWAMP SPARROW at Cottonwood Marsh, Walden
Ponds.
--On 11/8, Ted Floyd found a WINTER WREN at Stearns Lake (downstream from
the bridge over Rock Creek).
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: SWAMP SPARROW,
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).
--On 11/9, Sampson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Willow Spring Open Space.
--On 11/6, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Dave King relocated the adult and 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park Trading Post.
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at Chatfield State Park: two SWAMP
SPARROW, PACIFIC LOON (Slagle, 10/30), COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27), four
BONAPARTE'S GULL.  On 11/9, Bea Weaver found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE below the
heronry overlook.
--On 11/8, Tim Ryan found a SURF SCOTER at Rueter-Hess Reservoir.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Boyd Lake State Park.
++Yesterday, Scott Baron found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Beauchamp, 11/1)
at Equalizer Lake.
++Yesterday, Riffe found a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Windsor Reservoir.
--On 11/9, Nick Komar relocated a basic plumage RED-NECKED GREBE (Mike
Britten, 10/22) and BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Bankert, 11/1)  at Horseshoe Lake.
--On 11/9, Komar relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/8, Dixie Smith found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Douglas Reservoir.  On
11/7, David Wade found three COMMON LOON (Wade, 11/6) at Douglas
Reservoir.  On 11/6, David Wade found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade, 10/26).
--On 11/6, Sean Walters found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lonetree Reservoir
Wildlife Area.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Mel Goff and all found a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at Pueblo City
Park.  On 11/8, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot:
CAPE MAY WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 11/9, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
25 BONAPARTE'S GULL, 16 COMMON LOON.
--On 11/4, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON (Percival,
10/29), two non-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Adams County
--On 11/9, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 1st winter MEW GULL,
1st winter THAYER'S GULL, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23).  On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile 7.2, Barr Lake
State Park trail.
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.
--On 11/7, Stevens found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
and GREAT EGRET (Lake Ladora).

Douglas County
--On 11/9, Greg Schrab found a ROSS'S GOOSE at the Salisbury Equestrian
Center.
--On 11/8, Terry Ryan found a SURF SCOTER on Rueter-Hess Reservoir.

El Paso County
--On 11/7, Clark Jones found at Big Johnson Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Nikolai, 10/31) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 11/9, Stan Oswald found a SURF SCOTER at Lake Holbrook.  On 11/8,
Oswald found four GREATER SCAUP.

Prowers County
--On 11/6, Stulp & Thompson found a BARN OWL at Thurston Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Gwen Moore found a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Percival, 10/4) at Lamar
Community College.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 11/9, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
--On 11/9, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife Area.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/8, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Logan County
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Sterling Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found 40+ EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/5) at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Prewitt Reservoir: 5 COMMON LOON & 4
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/30).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Kit Carson County
--On 11/8, Bill Kaempfer found at Flagler Reservoir: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Yuma County
--On 11/8, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
San Miguel County
++Yesterday, Vic Zerbi relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Clear Creek County
++Yesterday, Stevens and all relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at
Guanella Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Archuleta County
--On 11/9, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Mesa County
--On 11/8, Ron Lambeth relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at James
Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Sunday at Jackson Reservoir, Morgan County
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:19:55 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Sunday, I birded most of the day a Jackson Reservoir. It was somewhat strange. 
In the morning, I found the previously reported Red-throated Loon, a Pacific 
Loon and two Common Loons. 


Then I spent a couple of hours walking around the western Campgrounds. 
Eventually five Long-eared Owls were observed (may or may have a witness shot 
to put on the Colorado Birding Society's website, I have many photos from past 
visits to Jackson Reservoir and try not to disturb the Long-eared Owls by 
getting additional photos). 


American Robins numbered at least 300. A possible glimpse of a Varied Thrush 
kept my attention. Over the next hour and a half, I tried to relocate the 
possible Varied Thrush, however was not successful. The "Varied Thrush" and 
many Robins were between the Pelican Campgrounds and the cattail marsh to the 
south. 


Next, I walked the dam looking unsuccessfully for the Black Scoters reported 
yesterday. The strange part was that I was not able to relocate the Common 
Loons and Red-throated Loon found early in the morning. They usually do not fly 
away in the middle of the day? The lake is a big place; perhaps I just missed 
them from my vantage point? 


Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: White-tailed Ptarmigan, Guanella Pass; Swamp Sparrow, Cherry Creek Reservoir
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:17:40 -0700
Hello cobirders;

We managed to squeeze in a day of birding before the cold/snow hit the 
foothills. 


Five of us drove up to Guanella Pass (Clear Creek County). It took about 10 
minutes to find a pair of White-tailed Ptarmigan hiding from the high winds. 
They were below the largest rock southeast of the parking area. This is the 
fifth time in many trips that I have found them seeking shelter on the north 
side of this boulder. 


After returning to Denver, I went by Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). 
Visibility was declining rapidly. I did find one Common Loon and a dozen 
Bonaparte's Gulls. 


A Swamp Sparrow recording was played at the bird observation platform without 
getting a response. Then I walked west and a Swamp Sparrow popped out of the 
cattails (about 20 yards west of the bird platform, Prairie Loop). 


Visibility was poor along the DIA Owl Loop. Roads were icy up and a crept home. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: White tailed Ptarmigan, Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:06:35 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Five of us went on the CoBus trip to Guanella Pass led by Richard Stevens.
We found two Ptarmigan below the huge rock about 60 yards southeast of the
upper parking lot.

It started to snow and get windy so the stop at Pine Valley Ranch Park for
Three toed Woodpeckers was called off.

Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
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Terry Michaels, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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Subject: This Week's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 11/10 to 11/16/2014
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:46:32 -0700
Hello cobirders,

This week's Statewide Bird Trips include:

Wednesday, November 12
Boulder Bird Club Wednesday Roadrunners

Thursday, November 13
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Longmont

Saturday, November 15
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Castlewood Canyon State Park
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Belmar Historic Park
Fort Collins Audubon Society's Trip To Loveland Lakes

Sunday, November 16
Aiken Audubon Society's Trip to Pueblo
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Roxborough State Park
Aiken Audubon Society's Trip to Pueblo

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

Good birding!

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Jefferson, Jefferson/Douglas, Arapahoe, Larimer, Logan/Sedgwick & Routt Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:25:50 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Recent updates:

Jefferson County
Dave King found the adult and 1st winter Golden-crowned Sparrow behind the Red 
Rocks Park trading post this morning. 


Jefferson/Douglas County
Bea Weaver found a Barrow's Goldeneye below the heronry overlook at Chatfield 
State Park yesterday. 


Arapahoe County
Ben Sampson found a Northern Mockingbird at Willow Spring Open Space yesterday.

Larimer County
Nick Komar relocated an Eastern Screech-Owl at spring canyon community park 
yesterday. 


Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Scott Manwaring found at Jumbo Reservoir yesterday:
White-winged Scoter (Dunning, 11/8)
Pacific Loon
Common Loon (2)
Bonaparte's Gull (5)

Routt County
Tresa Moulton found 14 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Recreational Area 
yesterday. 


Good birding!

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Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Possible Black Vulture along Highway 34, Greeley to Fort Morgan, Weld Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:43:07 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Weld County
Gene Rutherford reports a Black Vulture around mile marker 143 of Highway 34, 
between Greeley and Fort Morgan. 


Good birding!

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Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 10, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:55:16 -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:
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Pacific Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Swamp
Sparrow)
Adams (Mew Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Douglas (Ross's Goose)
Larimer (Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull)
Weld (Red-throated Loon, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Mew Gull)
Pueblo (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Loon)
Morgan (Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Long-eared Owl, Great
Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker)
Archuleta (Black Scoter)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd found a PACIFIC LOON and 20 BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 10/29) at Boulder Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Floyd found 47 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Six Mile Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Eric DeFonso found a SWAMP SPARROW at Cottonwood Marsh, Walden
Ponds.
--On 11/8, Ted Floyd found a WINTER WREN at Stearns Lake (downstream from
the bridge over Rock Creek).
--On 11/8, Bob Spencer relocated two PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/7, Peter Gent found: COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/6, Nick Moore found a PACIFIC LOON at Lagerman Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Moore relocated 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at Terry
Lake.
--On 11/5, Scott Severs found a THAYER'S GULL at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.

Adams County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 1st winter MEW
GULL, 1st winter THAYER'S GULL, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Madsen:Clasen, 9/23).  On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile
7.2, Barr Lake State Park trail.
--On 11/8, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end of
Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.
--On 11/7, Stevens found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
and GREAT EGRET (Lake Ladora).  On 11/6, Anne Esson reported a gray slated
FOX SPARROW at the southwest corner of Lake Ladora.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Greg Schrab found a ROSS'S GOOSE at the Salisbury Equestrian
Center.
--On 11/8, Terry Ryan found a SURF SCOTER on Rueter-Hess Reservoir.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Nick Komar relocated a basic plumage RED-NECKED GREBE (Mike
Britten, 10/22) and BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Bankert, 11/1)  at Horseshoe Lake.
--On 11/8, Dixie Smith found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Douglas Reservoir.  On
11/7, David Wade found three COMMON LOON (Wade, 11/6) at Douglas
Reservoir.  On 11/6, David Wade found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade, 10/26).
--On 11/6, Sean Walters found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lonetree Reservoir
Wildlife Area.
--On 11/6, Robert Beauchamp relocated a COMMON LOON (Biggerstaff, 10/28) at
Claymore Lake (accessed from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area).
--On 11/4, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON,
female SURF SCOTER, adult male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and imm MEW GULL.  On
11/8, Bill Prather found a female BLACK SCOTER. On 11/6, Nick Moore found a
THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 11/8, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN at the southeast corner of Crow
Valley Campground.
--On 11/8, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER at Lower Latham Reservoir.
--On 11/8, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Black Hollow
Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, 25 BONAPARTE'S GULL, 16 COMMON LOON.
--On 11/8, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot: CAPE MAY
WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 11/6, Percival found at Rock Canyon/Pueblo Reservoir: RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 11/4, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON (Percival,
10/29), two non-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Arapahoe County
--On 11/8, Rebecca Kosten & Sue Ehlmann found at Cherry Creek State Park:
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On
11/5, Jerry Petrosky found: LITTLE GULL (Petrosky, 11/4).
--On 11/6, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
--On 11/8, Terry Michaels relocated the adult and 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park Trading Post.
--On 11/4, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio relocated a RED-THROATED LOON
(Suddjian, 11/3) and COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at Chatfield State
Park.  .
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

El Paso County
--On 11/7, Clark Jones found at Big Johnson Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Nikolai, 10/31) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).
--On 11/4, David Tonnessen relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 9/28) at Blodgett Park Open Space.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 11/6, Stulp & Thompson found a BARN OWL at Thurston Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Gwen Moore found a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Percival, 10/4) at Lamar
Community College.
--On 11/4, Mlodinow found at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar: PURPLE FINCH &
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Crowley County
--On 11/5, Steve Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: MEW GULL & THAYER'S GULL.

Otero County
--On 11/5, Mlodinow found at Lake Holbrook: RUSTY BLACKBIRD &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Baca County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow relocated three WINTER WREN (Leatherman, 11/3),
HARRIS'S SPARROW & NORTHERN CARDINAL below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

Bent County
--On 11/3, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: RED PHALAROPE, DUNLIN
(north shore of John Martin Reservoir (access off CR JJ) (D. Nelson,
10/29), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, COMMON LOON (Leatherman, 10/29), BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Thompson, 10/29).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Jackson Reservoir: RED-THROATED LOON
(Dunning, 11/8), PACIFIC LOON, two COMMON LOON (Kellner, 11/8), five
LONG-EARED OWL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  On
11/8, Dunning and all found: 4 BLACK SCOTER.
++Yesterday, Dowell relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Brush Wildlife
Area.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/8, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Logan County
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Sterling Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found 40+ EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/5) at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/8, Dunning and all found at Prewitt Reservoir: 5 COMMON LOON & 4
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/30).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Kit Carson County
--On 11/8, Bill Kaempfer found at Flagler Reservoir: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Yuma County
--On 11/8, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Archuleta County
++Yesterday, Riley Morris relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Mesa County
--On 11/8, Ron Lambeth relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at James
Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Summit County
--On 11/8, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

San Miguel County
--On 11/7, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Eagle County
--On 11/4, Tom McConnell found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Spring Park
Reservoir.

Moffat County
--On 11/4, Forrest Luke found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at the Craig Maintenance
Center Pond.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Clear Creek County
--On 11/1, Gloria Nikolai relocated five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!
--On 9/17, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN up the
Rosalie Trail, Guanella Pass.  Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER around Guanella Pass Campgrounds.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Magnificent Hummingbird, Boulder Cty; Northern Saw-whet Owls still migrating, Larimer Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:41:09 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
Adam Jack reports the Magnificent Hummingbird again appeared at his feeders 
this morning: 

adam.jack AT gmail.com

Larimer County
Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann had three Northern Saw-whet Owls at a private 
ranch near Loveland last night. Migration appears to be later than previous 
years. 


Good birding!

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Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 9, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:33:03 -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:
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Winter Wren, Pacific Loon)
Adams (Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Surf Scoter)
Arapahoe (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Surf Scoter)
Douglas (Surf Scoter)
Larimer (Glaucous Gull)
Weld (Black Scoter, Winter Wren, Surf Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Pueblo (Cape May Warbler, White-eyed Vireo)
Logan/Sedgwick (White-winged Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon)
Logan (Pacific Loon, Eastern Bluebird)
Logan/Washington (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Kit Carson (White-throated Sparrow)
Morgan (Black Scoter, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon)
Archuleta (Black Scoter)
Mesa (Surf Scoter)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd found a WINTER WREN at Stearns Lake (downstream from
the bridge over Rock Creek).
++Yesterday, Bob Spencer relocated two PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.  On 11/7, Peter Gent found: COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/6, Nick Moore found a PACIFIC LOON at Lagerman Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Moore relocated 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at Terry
Lake.
--On 11/5, Scott Severs found a THAYER'S GULL at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.  On 11/2, Scott Manwaring relocated a PALM WARBLER (Frye,
11/1) at Teller Lake # 5 parking lot.

Adams County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann watched a SHORT-EARED OWL at the south end
of Gun Club Road (off 112 avenue).
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found a BARN OWL at mile 7.2, Barr Lake State
Park trail.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER on Tani Reservoir.
--On 11/7, Stevens found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
and GREAT EGRET (Lake Ladora).  On 11/6, Anne Esson reported a gray slated
FOX SPARROW at the southwest corner of Lake Ladora.
--On 11/5, Adam Vesely found an EASTERN BLUEBIRD along the S. Platte Bike
path between E470 & 136th Avenue.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Rebecca Kosten & Sue Ehlmann found at Cherry Creek State Park:
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On
11/5, Jerry Petrosky found: LITTLE GULL (Petrosky, 11/4).
--On 11/6, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated the adult and 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (C. Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
Trading Post.
--On 11/4, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio relocated a RED-THROATED LOON
(Suddjian, 11/3) and COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at Chatfield State
Park.  .
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Terry Ryan found a SURF SCOTER on Rueter-Hess Reservoir.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Dixie Smith found a GLAUCOUS GULL at Douglas Reservoir.  On
11/7, David Wade found three COMMON LOON (Wade, 11/6) at Douglas
Reservoir.  On 11/6, David Wade found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade, 10/26).
--On 11/6, Sean Walters found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lonetree Reservoir
Wildlife Area.
--On 11/6, Robert Beauchamp relocated a COMMON LOON (Biggerstaff, 10/28) at
Claymore Lake (accessed from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area).
--On 11/4, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Bill Prather found a female BLACK SCOTER on Union Reservoir.
On 11/6, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
++Yesterday, David Dowell found a WINTER WREN at the southeast corner of
Crow Valley Campground.
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SURF SCOTER at Lower Latham Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Dowell found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Black Hollow
Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking lot: CAPE
MAY WARBLER & WHITE-EYED VIREO.
--On 11/6, Percival found at Rock Canyon/Pueblo Reservoir: RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 11/4, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON (Percival,
10/29), two non-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

El Paso County
--On 11/7, Clark Jones found at Big Johnson Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Nikolai, 10/31) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).
--On 11/4, David Tonnessen relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 9/28) at Blodgett Park Open Space.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 11/6, Stulp & Thompson found a BARN OWL at Thurston Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Gwen Moore found a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Percival, 10/4) at Lamar
Community College.
--On 11/4, Mlodinow found at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar: PURPLE FINCH &
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Crowley County
--On 11/5, Steve Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: MEW GULL & THAYER'S GULL.

Otero County
--On 11/5, Mlodinow found at Lake Holbrook: RUSTY BLACKBIRD &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Baca County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow relocated three WINTER WREN (Leatherman, 11/3),
HARRIS'S SPARROW & NORTHERN CARDINAL below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

Bent County
--On 11/3, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: RED PHALAROPE, DUNLIN
(north shore of John Martin Reservoir (access off CR JJ) (D. Nelson,
10/29), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, COMMON LOON (Leatherman, 10/29), BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Thompson, 10/29).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan/Sedgwick Counties
++Yesterday, Kathy Mihm-Dunning and all found at Jumbo Reservoir: 3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, and 4 COMMON LOON (Larson, 11/2).

Logan County
++Yesterday, Dunning and all found at Sterling Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON.
++Yesterday, Dunning and all found 40+ EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Stevens:Ehlmann,
11/5) at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.

Logan/Washington Counties
++Yesterday, Dunning and all found at Prewitt Reservoir: 5 COMMON LOON & 4
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 10/30).
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Morgan County
++Yesterday, Dunning and all found at Jackson Reservoir: 4 BLACK SCOTER,
RED-THROATED LOON & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jackson Reservoir: BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/1, David Dowell
found a PINE WARBLER at the Jackson Reservoir Campgrounds.

Kit Carson County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer found at Flagler Reservoir: WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.

Yuma County
++Yesterday, Kaempfer and all relocated RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Foster's
Grove, Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Archuleta County
++Yesterday, Jim Beatty relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Ron Lambeth relocated two SURF SCOTER (Ortenzio, 11/6) at
James Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Summit County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found one BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the Blue River
Water Treatment Plant.

San Miguel County
--On 11/7, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir.

Eagle County
--On 11/4, Tom McConnell found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Spring Park
Reservoir.

Moffat County
--On 11/4, Forrest Luke found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at the Craig Maintenance
Center Pond.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Clear Creek County
--On 11/1, Gloria Nikolai relocated five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!
--On 9/17, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN up the
Rosalie Trail, Guanella Pass.  Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER around Guanella Pass Campgrounds.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Glaucous Gull @ Larimer Co.
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Nov 2014 12:29:08 -0800
We found no loons at Douglas Res. at ca 1000, but we did find a glaucous gull.
 

 Dix Smith
 Ft. Collins
Subject: Weld County Scoters; Yellow bellied Sapsucker Pueblo
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:27:32 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Weld County
Bryan Ehlmann and Richard Stevens saw Surf Scoter on Latham Reservoir.  Scope 
required 


Bill Prather found a Black Scoter on Union Teservoir.

Pueblo County
Percival reports a Yellow bellied Sapsucker at the northeast corner of Pueblo 
City Park.  Difficulty relocating White eyed Vireo and Cape May Warbler. 


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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow, Jefferson; Cape May Warbler, Pueblo, White-winged Scoter & Red-necked Grebe, Logan/Sedgwick Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:36:54 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Terry Michaels relocated the adult and first winter Golden-crowned Sparrow at 
Red Rocks Park. 


Pueblo County
Brandon Percival reports a Cape May Warbler at the Pueblo City Park Zoo parking 
lot. 


Other late Cape May Warbler sightings:
last date     location
11/15/2000     boulder restaurant
12/28/1995     valco ponds

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
Kathy Mihm-Dunning found at Jumbo Reservoir
Greater White-fronted Geese 
White-winged Scoters (3 including an adult male)
Red-necked Grebe (adult, juvenile)

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Subject: Barn Owl, Barr Lake, Adams Cty; Magnificent Hummingbird, Coal Creek Canyon, Boulder Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 08:04:26 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Adams County
Richard Stevens & Bryan Ehlmann found a Barn Owl near mile 7.2 at Barr Lake 
State Park. They again missed the Harris's Sparrow below the dam and the 
Golden-crowned Sparrow along the south side. 


Boulder County
Adam Jack reports the Magnificent Hummingbird again is coming to his Coal Creek 
Canyon feeders. This weekend is probably the last opportunity to see the 
hummingbird. 


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Subject: Short-eared Owl, DIA Owl Loop (Adams); White-eyed Vireo, Pueblo City Park, (Pueblo)
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 07:40:29 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Adams County
This morning, Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann watched a Short-eared Owl fly 
around at the south end of Gun Club Road, off 112th avenue. It eventually 
landed in the field several hundred yards south of road. 


Pueblo County
Brandon Percival reports a White-eyed Vireo near the Pueblo City Park Zoo 
parking lot. It is only the fourth November sighting that we have. We have no 
December records. 


Good birding!

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last date
location





11/1/2001
boulder creek/cu campus




11/13/2011
last chance rest stop




11/16/2008
holyoke high school







 		 	   		  
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 8, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 06:33:44 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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Report Uncommon Birds at:
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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:
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Pacific Loon, Common Loon)
Adams (White-throated Sparrow, Great Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Arapahoe (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Larimer (Common Loon)
El Paso (Pacific Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Weld (Thayer's Gull)
Prowers (Barn Owl)
San Miguel (Red-necked Grebe)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack (at)gmail.com)
++Yesterday, Peter Gent found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON (Henson, 11/6).
--On 11/6, Nick Moore found a PACIFIC LOON at Lagerman Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Moore relocated 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at Terry
Lake.
--On 11/5, Scott Severs found a THAYER'S GULL at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.  On 11/2, Scott Manwaring relocated a PALM WARBLER (Frye,
11/1) at Teller Lake # 5 parking lot.

Adams County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW and GREAT EGRET (Lake Ladora).  On 11/6, Anne Esson reported a gray
slated FOX SPARROW at the southwest corner of Lake Ladora.
--On 11/5, Adam Vesely found an EASTERN BLUEBIRD along the S. Platte Bike
path between E470 & 136th Avenue.
--On 11/4, Cathy Sheeter found at Barr Lake State Park: two PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen, 9/23), 1st cycle
THAYER'S GULL & HARRIS'S SPARROW (below dam).
--On 11/2, Stevens relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23) at Barr Lake State Park.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31) and COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On 11/5, Jerry Petrosky
found: LITTLE GULL (Petrosky, 11/4).
--On 11/6, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Wade found three COMMON LOON (Wade, 11/6) at Douglas
Reservoir.  On 11/6, David Wade found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade, 10/26).
--On 11/6, Sean Walters found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lonetree Reservoir
Wildlife Area.
--On 11/6, Robert Beauchamp relocated a COMMON LOON (Biggerstaff, 10/28) at
Claymore Lake (accessed from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area).
--On 11/4, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
--On 11/5, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons relocated an adult & 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (Cyndy Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
trading post.
--On 11/4, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio relocated a RED-THROATED LOON
(Suddjian, 11/3) and COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at Chatfield State
Park.  On 11/2, Joey Kellner found: BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Clark Jones found at Big Johnson Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Nikolai, 10/31) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).
--On 11/4, David Tonnessen relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 9/28) at Blodgett Park Open Space.

Weld County
--On 11/6, Nick Moore found a THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23) at Union
Reservoir.

Pueblo County
--On 11/6, Percival found at Rock Canyon/Pueblo Reservoir: RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 11/4, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON (Percival,
10/29), two non-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 11/6, Stulp & Thompson found a BARN OWL at Thurston Reservoir.
--On 11/6, Gwen Moore found a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Percival, 10/4) at Lamar
Community College.
--On 11/4, Mlodinow found at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar: PURPLE FINCH &
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Crowley County
--On 11/5, Steve Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: MEW GULL & THAYER'S GULL.

Otero County
--On 11/5, Mlodinow found at Lake Holbrook: RUSTY BLACKBIRD &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Baca County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow relocated three WINTER WREN (Leatherman, 11/3),
HARRIS'S SPARROW & NORTHERN CARDINAL below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

Bent County
--On 11/3, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: RED PHALAROPE, DUNLIN
(north shore of John Martin Reservoir (access off CR JJ) (D. Nelson,
10/29), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, COMMON LOON (Leatherman, 10/29), BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Thompson, 10/29).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.

Morgan County
--On 11/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jackson Reservoir: BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/1, David Dowell
found a PINE WARBLER at the Jackson Reservoir Campgrounds.

Yuma County
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
San Miguel County
++Yesterday, George Steele relocated the RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29)
at Miramonte Reservoir.

Archuleta County
--On 11/6, Jim Beatty relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Mesa County
--On 11/6, Carol Ortenzio and all found two SURF SCOTER at James Robb
Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Eagle County
--On 11/4, Tom McConnell found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Spring Park
Reservoir.

Moffat County
--On 11/4, Forrest Luke found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at the Craig Maintenance
Center Pond.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Clear Creek County
--On 11/1, Gloria Nikolai relocated five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!
--On 9/17, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN up the
Rosalie Trail, Guanella Pass.  Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER around Guanella Pass Campgrounds.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

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Subject: Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 17:52:01 -0700
Hello cobirders;

After enjoying hikes around Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) and Barr Lake 
(Adams) this morning, I drove to Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). I sat at 
the Lake Loop picnic tables and enjoyed watching the hundreds of grebes and 
gulls. 


Bonaparte's Gulls numbered at least 31+. A dozen of so were just 10 yards off 
the Lake Loop point. One Gull did appear to be smaller than the rest of the 
Bonaparte's Gulls. Also it flew faster than the Bonaparte's Gulls which made 
getting good looks difficult. I took about 2000 photos of the flying gulls. 
Once I wade through them, hopefully I will get a better idea of what I was 
seeing. Only one Common Loon was found this afternoon. 


Beautiful fall day for November, winds were mild until 4:45pm; temperatures 
reached the high 60s. 


Continued Good Birding!

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Subject: Updates: Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Barr Lake State Park, Adams Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:42:13 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Richard Stevens found a White-throated Sparrow at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. 
It was in the brush pile at the upper northeast corner of Lake Ladora. Dam runs 
north to south, then lake turns east until going south again. Brush pile at 
this corner. Sparrow also flew to green bushes south of brush pile. A Great 
Egret is along the south end of Lake Ladora. Misses: Fox Sparrow found 
yesterday at southwest corner of Lake Ladora. 


Richard relocated a Lesser Black-backed Gull at Barr Lake. Misses: Harris's 
Sparrow reported below the dam and Golden-crowned Sparrow reported along the 
eastern side of lake. 


Good birding!

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Subject: Boulder and San Miguel Counties
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 17:37:02 GMT
Hello Birders, 

Boulder County
Adam Jack reports the female Magnificent Hummingbird is still coming to his 
feeders in Coal Creek Canyon 

Adam.jack AT gmail.com

San Miguel County
George Steele reports the Red necked Grebe is still on Miramonte Reservoir. 1st 
county record 


Good Birding!

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 7, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 01:36:56 -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:
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's
Gull)
Arapahoe (Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's
Gull)
Larimer (Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull)
Pueblo (Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Bluebird, White-throated Sparrow)
Prowers (Harris's Sparrow)
Mesa (Surf Scoter)
Archuleta (Black Scoter)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack(at)gmail.com)  Scope
from road only.
++Yesterday, Philip Henson found at Baseline Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON
(Minner-Lee, 11/4) and COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Nick Moore found a PACIFIC LOON at Lagerman Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Moore relocated 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Mlodinow, 10/29) at Terry
Lake.
--On 11/5, Scott Severs found a THAYER'S GULL at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.  On 11/2, Scott Manwaring relocated a PALM WARBLER (Frye,
11/1) at Teller Lake # 5 parking lot.
--On 11/1, Johanna Beam found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at McIntosh Lake.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Petrosky, 10/31) and 2 COMMON LOON (Stevens, 11/2).  On 11/5, Jerry
Petrosky found: LITTLE GULL (Petrosky, 11/4).
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL (Michaels, 10/29).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 11/2, Alec Hopping found a COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/30) on Coley Lake
at South Platte Park.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
--On 11/5, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons relocated an adult & 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (Cyndy Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
trading post.
--On 11/4, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio relocated a RED-THROATED LOON
(Suddjian, 11/3) and COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at Chatfield State
Park.  On 11/2, Joey Kellner found: BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Adams County
--On 11/5, Adam Vesely found an EASTERN BLUEBIRD along the S. Platte Bike
path between E470 & 136th Avenue.
--On 11/4, Cathy Sheeter found at Barr Lake State Park: two PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen, 9/23), 1st cycle
THAYER'S GULL & HARRIS'S SPARROW (below dam).
--On 11/2, Stevens relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23) at Barr Lake State Park.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Sean Walters found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lonetree Reservoir
Wildlife Area.
++Yesterday, Robert Beauchamp relocated a COMMON LOON (Biggerstaff, 10/28)
at Claymore Lake (accessed from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area).
++Yesterday, David Wade found at Douglas Reservoir: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Wade,
10/26) and COMMON LOON.
--On 11/4, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/3, Scott Baron found an EASTERN PHOEBE at the southwest corner of
Shepardson Building, CSU campus, Fort Collins.
--On 11/2, Robert Beauchamp relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Komar, 11/1) at
Fossil Creek Reservoir.  On 11/1, Nick Komar found: a MEXICAN DUCK & 10
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/2, Scott Baron relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at
Equalizer Lake.  On 11/1, Beauchamp found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 11/2, Bankert found BONAPARTE'S GULL at Rawhide Reservoir.
--On 11/2, Bankert found a COMMON LOON at Cobb Lake.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

El Paso County
--On 11/4, David Tonnessen relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 9/28) at Blodgett Park Open Space.

Weld County
--On 11/2, Manwaring relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Manwaring,
10/23) at Union Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at Rock Canyon/Pueblo Reservoir: RUSTY
BLACKBIRD, EASTERN BLUEBIRD & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 11/4, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON (Percival,
10/29), two non-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore found a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Percival, 10/4) at Lamar
Community College.
--On 11/4, Mlodinow found at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar: PURPLE FINCH &
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Crowley County
--On 11/5, Steve Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: MEW GULL & THAYER'S GULL.

Otero County
--On 11/5, Mlodinow found at Lake Holbrook: RUSTY BLACKBIRD &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Baca County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow relocated three WINTER WREN (Leatherman, 11/3),
HARRIS'S SPARROW & NORTHERN CARDINAL below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

Kiowa County
--On 11/3, Steve Mlodinow found at Neesopah Reservoir: MEW GULL & THAYER'S
GULL.

Bent County
--On 11/3, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: RED PHALAROPE, DUNLIN
(north shore of John Martin Reservoir (access off CR JJ) (D. Nelson,
10/29), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, COMMON LOON (Leatherman, 10/29), BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Thompson, 10/29).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
--On 11/5, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.

Morgan County
--On 11/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jackson Reservoir: BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/1, David Dowell
found a PINE WARBLER at the Jackson Reservoir Campgrounds.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/2, Larson found eleven COMMON LOON at Jumbo Reservoir.

Yuma County
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, Gloria Nikolai found three RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Bonny
Reservoir Wildlife Area.
--On 10/31, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated four SPRAGUE'S PIPIT (Ehlmann,
9/27) at the hill below the Bonny Reservoir dam.
--On 10/30, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS along the
Republican River, east of Hwy 285.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Sedgwick County
--On 10/10, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SHORT-EARED OWL at dusk at Sedgwick
Draw.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Archuleta County
++Yesterday, Jim Beatty relocated 2 female BLACK SCOTER (Knapp, 11/4) at
Hatcher Lake (3rd county record).

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Carol Ortenzio and all found two SURF SCOTER at James Robb
Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Mike Henwood found two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at James Robb
Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
--On 11/5, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Eagle County
--On 11/4, Tom McConnell found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Spring Park
Reservoir.

Moffat County
--On 11/4, Forrest Luke found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at the Craig Maintenance
Center Pond.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Clear Creek County
--On 11/1, Gloria Nikolai relocated five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!
--On 9/25, Jonathan DeBalko relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Tillou,
5/23) on Echo Lake, Mt Evans Road.  On 9/24, Natalie Vande Vuss found a
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER west of Echo Lake.
--On 9/17, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN up the
Rosalie Trail, Guanella Pass.  Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER around Guanella Pass Campgrounds.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.
--On 10/6, Washburn:Simmons found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along
Ruby Jewell Road at 40 yds east of Michigan Road.
--On 10/5, Washburn:Simmons relocated BOREAL OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 8/28)
south of the Crags Campgrounds.
--On 10/4, Washburn:Simmons relocated a FLAMMULATED OWL along Ruby Jewell
Road, east of the main Colorado State Forest Road.
--On 10/4, Washburn:Simmons relocated a GREATER SAGE GROUSE along CR 26.

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 6, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 00:20:38 -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:
Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird, Pacific Loon, Thayer's Gull)
Arapahoe (Little Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Loon)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, Common Loon)
Adams (Eastern Bluebird)
Larimer (Common Loon)
Crowley (Mew Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Otero (Rusty Blackbird, White-throated Sparrow)
Logan (Palm Warbler, Harris's Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern
Cardinal, Field Sparrow, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Mesa (White-winged Scoter, Common Loon)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, Adam Jack relocated a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD (Jack,
10/27) in Coal Canyon (write for directions: adam.jack(at)gmail.com)  Scope
from road only.
++Yesterday, David Waltman relocated PACIFIC LOON (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at
Baseline Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Scott Severs found a THAYER'S GULL at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/3, Stevens relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the windbreak.  On 11/2, Scott Manwaring relocated a PALM WARBLER (Frye,
11/1) at Teller Lake # 5 parking lot.
--On 11/1, Johanna Beam found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at McIntosh Lake.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Jerry Petrosky found at Cherry Creek State Park: LITTLE GULL
(Petrosky, 11/4), BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31), 2 COMMON LOON
(Stevens, 11/2).
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte
Park.
--On 11/4, Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 11/3, Jerry Petrosky found at Cherry Creek State Park: three COMMON
LOON (Stevens, 11/2), a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/2),
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31).  On 11/2, Stevens found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/2, Alec Hopping found a COMMON LOON (Suddjian, 10/30) on Coley Lake
at South Platte Park.  On 10/30, Suddjian found a SURF SCOTER on Coley Lake.
--On 10/29, Terry Michaels found at Aurora Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), COMMON LOON (Dowell, 10/28), THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28) & a BONAPARTE'S GULL.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons relocated an adult & 1st winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS (Cyndy Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park
trading post.
--On 11/4, Matt Clark & Sue Bonfiglio relocated a RED-THROATED LOON
(Suddjian, 11/3) and COMMON LOON (Drummond, 10/27) at Chatfield State
Park.  On 11/2, Joey Kellner found: BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL.
--On10/22, Merlynn Brown found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at Pike National Forest
(40 yds/west/Buck Gulch trail/125 yds/south of park boundary sign).
--On 9/25, Merlynn Brown found an adult female AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (see website for directions).

Adams County
++Yesterday, Adam Vesely found an EASTERN BLUEBIRD along the S. Platte Bike
path between E470 & 136th Avenue.
--On 11/4, Cathy Sheeter found at Barr Lake State Park: two PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen, 9/23), 1st cycle
THAYER'S GULL & HARRIS'S SPARROW (below dam).
--On 11/2, Stevens relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Madsen:Clasen,
9/23) at Barr Lake State Park.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Ken Pals relocated a COMMON LOON (Biggerstaff, 10/28) at
Claymore Lake (accessed from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area).
--On 11/4, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at spring canyon
Community Park.
--On 11/3, Scott Baron found an EASTERN PHOEBE at the southwest corner of
Shepardson Building, CSU campus, Fort Collins.
--On 11/2, Robert Beauchamp relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Komar, 11/1) at
Fossil Creek Reservoir.  On 11/1, Nick Komar found: a MEXICAN DUCK & 10
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/2, Scott Baron relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Komar, 11/1) at
Equalizer Lake.  On 11/1, Beauchamp found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 11/2, Bankert found BONAPARTE'S GULL at Rawhide Reservoir.
--On 11/2, Bankert found a COMMON LOON at Cobb Lake.
--On 11/1, Andy Bankert found at Horseshoe Lake: RED-NECKED GREBE (Britten,
10/22), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 10/4) & 2+ BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/1, Bankert found a COMMON LOON at Timnath Reservoir.
--On 10/31, Dixie Smith found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Lake Loveland.
--On 10/19, Andy Bankert relocated three WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN (Lefever,
6/9) at Medicine Bow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park.

El Paso County
--On 11/4, David Tonnessen relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 9/28) at Blodgett Park Open Space.
--On 11/2, Gwen Moore relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Nikolai, 10/31).
--On 11/1, Lee Farese found a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at Fountain Creek Regional
Park.
--On 11/1, David Tonnessen found at Big Johnson Reservoir: GREATER SCAUP,
PACIFIC LOON (Nikolai, 10/31), BONAPARTE'S GULL (Nikolai, 10/31).  On
10/31, Gloria Nikolai found: two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Weld County
--On 11/2, Manwaring relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Manwaring,
10/23) at Union Reservoir.

Pueblo County
--On 10/29, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: 11 COMMON LOON & 2
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Crowley County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: MEW GULL & THAYER'S GULL.

Otero County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Lake Holbrook: RUSTY BLACKBIRD &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Baca County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow relocated three WINTER WREN (Leatherman, 11/3),
HARRIS'S SPARROW & NORTHERN CARDINAL below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

Prowers County
--On 11/4, Mlodinow found at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar: PURPLE FINCH &
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Kiowa County
--On 11/3, Steve Mlodinow found at Neesopah Reservoir: MEW GULL & THAYER'S
GULL.

Bent County
--On 11/3, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: RED PHALAROPE, DUNLIN
(north shore of John Martin Reservoir (access off CR JJ) (D. Nelson,
10/29), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, COMMON LOON (Leatherman, 10/29), BONAPARTE'S
GULL (Thompson, 10/29).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: PALM
WARBLER, a HARRIS'S SPARROW (Larson, 11/2), RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS,
NORTHERN CARDINAL, two FIELD SPARROW & an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/2,
Larson found: SWAMP SPARROW.
--On 11/2, Steve Larson found a pair of RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Red Lion
Wildlife Area.

Morgan County
--On 11/4, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jackson Reservoir: BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, LONG-EARED OWLS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/1, David Dowell
found a PINE WARBLER at the Jackson Reservoir Campgrounds.

Logan/Sedgwick Counties
--On 11/2, Larson found eleven COMMON LOON at Jumbo Reservoir.

Yuma County
--On 11/2, John Drummond relocated two SPRAGUE'S PIPITS (Ehlmann, 9/27) on
the hill below Bonny Reservoir.
--On 11/2, Gloria Nikolai found three RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Bonny
Reservoir Wildlife Area.
--On 10/31, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated four SPRAGUE'S PIPIT (Ehlmann,
9/27) at the hill below the Bonny Reservoir dam.
--On 10/30, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS along the
Republican River, east of Hwy 285.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 10/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found an EASTERN TOWHEE below the Prewitt
Reservoir dam.  Stevens:Ehlmann found EASTERN SCREECH-OWL below the dam and
at the inlet area.

Sedgwick County
--On 10/10, Stevens:Ehlmann found a SHORT-EARED OWL at dusk at Sedgwick
Draw.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found two WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at James Robb
Colorado River State Park, Fruita section.
++Yesterday, Henwood found a COMMON LOON at Highline Lake State Park.

Eagle County
--On 11/4, Tom McConnell found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Spring Park
Reservoir.

Moffat County
--On 11/4, Forrest Luke found two BONAPARTE'S GULL at the Craig Maintenance
Center Pond.

Park County
--On 11/3, Washburn & Simmons found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann,
9/20) & AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Michigan Road.
--On 11/1, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Buffalo Creek Reservoir:
SURF SCOTER (Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28,
David Suddjian found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Antero Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULL (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: PACIFIC LOON.
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON
(Suddjian, 10/28) & GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28).  On 10/28, Suddjian
found: RED PHALAROPE (Mlodinow, 10/8).
--On 11/1, Washburn:Simmons found at Spinney Mountain Reservoir: COMMON
LOON (Mlodinow, 10/8).

Clear Creek County
--On 11/1, Gloria Nikolai relocated five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at Guanella
Pass.
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!
--On 9/25, Jonathan DeBalko relocated three BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Tillou,
5/23) on Echo Lake, Mt Evans Road.  On 9/24, Natalie Vande Vuss found a
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER west of Echo Lake.
--On 9/17, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN up the
Rosalie Trail, Guanella Pass.  Stevens:Ehlmann relocated two AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER around Guanella Pass Campgrounds.

Chaffee County
--On 11/3, Washburn:Simmons found PINYON JAYS (Stevens:Ehlmann, 6/11) north
of Ruby Mountain.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons found 60+ PINYON JAYS west of Hwy 285, south of
Buena Vista.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS north of
the Buena Vista overlook.
--On 11/2, Washburn:Simmons relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in Buena Vista.
--ON 11/2, Joey Kellner found six BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Ice Lake.

San Miguel County
--On 10/30, Coen Dexter relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Steele, 10/29) at
Miramonte Reservoir (prob. first county record).

La Plata County
--On 10/29, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 10/25, Jim Beatty relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Morris, 10/19) at
Vallecito Reservoir.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Jackson County
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/19, Kosten & Ehlmann heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.
--On 10/6, Washburn:Simmons found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along
Ruby Jewell Road at 40 yds east of Michigan Road.
--On 10/5, Washburn:Simmons relocated BOREAL OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 8/28)
south of the Crags Campgrounds.
--On 10/4, Washburn:Simmons relocated a FLAMMULATED OWL along Ruby Jewell
Road, east of the main Colorado State Forest Road.
--On 10/4, Washburn:Simmons relocated a GREATER SAGE GROUSE along CR 26.

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: November's "Colorado Field Notes"
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:31:16 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Rebecca Kosten and I sent out November's "Colorado Field Notes" this afternoon.

This month's issue includes:

Park County Reservoirs: Some of the best birding in late October and early 
November 

"Carpodacus" Finches: Purple Finches show up this time of year
Update: Lewis's Woodpeckers 2014 (127 percent more sightings than any other 
year) 

California Condors in Colorado (including table of which birds are countable)
Change In ABA Counting Rules (Some Condors now countable)
Additional Photos
Uncommon Bird Sightings October, 2014
Statewide Bird Trips, November & December, 2014

See example of "Colorado Field Notes" and how to subscribe at:
coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net/coloradofieldnotes.htm

Good Birding!

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, CO
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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:19:09 -0700
Hello birders, 

Only found two Common Loons at Cherry Creek State Park today. I got better 
looks at a winter plumage Little Gull that I first found yesterday. At least 
three Bonaparte's Gulls are also there. 


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Subject: Red Rock Sparrows Jeff Co
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:06:53 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and I saw the adult and first winter Golden crowned Sparrows behind 
the Red Rocks Park trading post. It took over an hour before they showed. A 
first year White crowned and a Song Sparrow showed up more often. 


Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver









Subject: Updates: Boulder (Magnificent Hummingbird), Larimer & Otero (Rusty Blackbird) Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:04:24 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
Adam Jack reports the Magnificent Hummingbird again visited his feeders this 
morning. 

(Email for directions: adam.jack(at)gmail.com)
     

David Waltman relocated a Pacific Loon (Minner-Lee, 11/4) at Baseline 
Reservoir. 


Scott Severs found a Thayer's Gull at Golden Ponds.

Larimer County
Ken Pals relocated a Common Loon (Biggerstaff, 10/28) at Claymore Lake, access 
from Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. 


Otero County
Steve Mlodinow found a Rusty Blackbird and White-throated Sparrow at Lake 
Holbrook. 


Good birding!


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Denver, Colorado
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