Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Colorado Birders

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Friday, December 19 at 09:06 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Lears Macaw,©BirdQuest

19 Dec Arapahoe County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Dec Jefferson, Grand, Jackson & Ouray County Updates ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Dec Yellow-billed Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Jefferson/Douglas Ctys; Greater Scaup, Arapahoe Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
19 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 19, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Dec Boulder, Jefferson, Routt & Grand Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Dec Chatfield State Park Update Jefferson/Douglas Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
18 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 18, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Dec Jeff/Doug, Larimer, Jackson & Routt Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
17 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 17, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Hours at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Aurora Res & Barr Lake ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Chatfield State Park Jefferson/Douglas Counties ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Can anyone help me identify ..... ["nina_r_norman AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
16 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 16, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec Colombian Andes Budget Birding - respond by Jan. 1st if interested ["John DeLuca delucabirds AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec Colombian Andes Budget Birding - respond by Jan. 1st if interested ["John DeLuca delucabirds AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec Yellow billed Loon and Red necked Grebe Jeff/Doug Ctys ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec Yellow billed Loon Chatfield; Costa's Hummingbird, Grand Junction ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 15, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
15 Dec White-throated Sparrows - Aspen, Pitkin Cty ["Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Dec Back In Denver, Arapahoe County Reservoirs in the Fog ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 14, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
14 Dec Yellow-breasted Chat, still, Carbondale Garfield Cty ["Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Dec Surf Scoter, Fremont County; Boreal Owls, Jackson County ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Dec Larimer, Logan, Clear Creek/Summit, Garfield & Jackson Counties ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 13, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
13 Dec Tundra Swan - Hygiene ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Dec Arapahoe County ["King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Dec Boyd Lake State Park Yellow-billed Loon NOT found ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Dec This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips and Christmas Counts ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 12, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
12 Dec Yellow-breasted Chat, Carbondale Garfield Cty ["Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Dec Larimer and Jackson Counties ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Dec Greater White-fronted Goose @ Larimer Co. ["dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 11, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
11 Dec Bald Eagle Hygiene Rd [1 Attachment] ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Dec Boulder County Tundra Swan, Larimer Gulls and Owl ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Dec Lesser Black-backed Gull, Arapahoe County; White-winged Crossbills & R osy Finches, Boulder County ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 10, 2014 ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Dec Nunn Birds of Late/Weld ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
10 Dec Tundra Swan at Hygiene ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Dec Barr Lake Adams County ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Dec Red-necked Grebe, Jefferson/Douglas Counties; Black-legged Kittiwake, Pueblo County ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Dec Boulder, El Paso & Jackson County Updates ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
9 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 9, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Dec Rocky Mountain Arsenal Adams County ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 8, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
8 Dec December's "Colorado Field Notes" ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Dec Larimer (Iceland Gull+), Boulder (White winged Crossbill, Trumpeter Sw an), Jackson (Rosy Finches+) ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
7 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 7, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Dec Aurora Reservoir ["Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Dec Arapahoe County Reservoirs ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Dec Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld & Jackson Counties 12/6/2014 ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
6 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 6, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
5 Dec Denver, El Paso, Larimer & Jackson County Updates ["'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" ]
05 Dec Lake Estes, Larimer Co. -- G.W. Teal, Greater Scaup, Dipper 12/4 [Jim Nelson ]
05 Dec Lake Estes, Larimer Co. -- G.W. Teal, Greater Scaup, Dipper 12/4 ["Jim Nelson Kingfishers2 AT verizon.net [cobirders]" ]
5 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 5, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
5 Dec Tundra Swan ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
4 Dec More politics, delete if not interested ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
4 Dec Fwd: Concerned about birds ["Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
4 Dec Adams, Jefferson, Larimer & Pueblo Counties ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
4 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 4, 2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 12/6 to 12/7/2014 ["Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec Ptarmigan and Three toed Woodpecker ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
03 Dec Long-tailed Duck Still in Windsor ["coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
03 Dec Greater White-fronted Goose ["Mary France mkf1945 AT comcast.net [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec Jefferson, Larimer & Weld Cty Updates 12/3/2014 ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 3, 2014 ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec Birding In Arapahoe County Tuesday, 12/2/2014 ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
3 Dec Tundra Swan at Hygiene [4 Attachments] ["Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" ]
2 Dec Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe County ["Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" ]
2 Dec Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty; Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Cty ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
2 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 2, 2014 ["Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]
1 Dec Return to Denver ["Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" ]

Subject: Arapahoe County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:37:45 -0700
Hello birders,

At Aurora Reservoir Friday: Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black backed Gull and 
Thayer's Gull. 


At Cherry Creek Reservoir: Thayer's Gull.

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

Jerry Petrosky; 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: Jefferson, Grand, Jackson & Ouray County Updates
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:02:03 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Warneke relocated Greater White-fronted Geese (Warneke, 12/18) at Clement Park.

Grand County
Washburn and Simmons relocated Rosy Finches near the Kremmling Middle School 
and off of County Road 10. 


Jackson County
Washburn and Simmons relocated Rosy Finches early this morning at the Colorado 
State Forest Visitor's Center. 


Ouray County
Vic Zerbi relocated the Horned Grebe (Dexter, 12/17) at the southeast corner of 
Ridgway Reservoir. Probable first county record. 


Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Yellow-billed Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Jefferson/Douglas Ctys; Greater Scaup, Arapahoe Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:11:45 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Terry Michaels reports the Yellow-billed Loon and Red-necked Grebe are still at 
Chatfield State Park. 


Arapahoe County
Michaels relocated Greater Scaup on nearby, north of 470, Eaglewatch Lake, 
South Platte Park. 


Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 19, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:24:09 -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 (Tundra Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Denver (Barrow's Goldeneye, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe,
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Larimer (Lesser B lack-backed Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's
Goose, Harris's Sparrow)
Sedgwick (Harris's Sparrow)
Logan (Long-eared Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Short-eared Owl)
Routt (Barrow's Goldeneye, Bohemian Waxwing)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Valmont Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kaempfer, 12/14).
++Yesterday, David Waltman found at Lagerman Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Nick Moore, 12/12) & THAYER'S GULL (Moore, 12/12).  On 12/17, Dowell
found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (flew), and a possible Thayer's Gull/Iceland
Gull.
--On 12/17, Aaron Yappert found four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Walden Ponds.
--On 12/16, Ted Floyd found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Waneka Lake.
--On 12/15, Kris Petersen found 29 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.  On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY
FINCHES (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/14, Peter Burke found at White Rock Trail: 2 SWAMP SPARROW & 5
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (see map on website).

Denver County
++Yesterday, Nick Moore found at Washington Park: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE &
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Kosten & Ehlmann found at Chatfield State Park: YELLOW-BILLED
LOON (Kellner, 12/13), COMMON LOONS and RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright,
11/28).  On 12/16, Michaels relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Matt Clark
added THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 12/15).  On 12/15, Suddjian found LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Suddjian found a WINTER WREN at Plum Crk Delta Nature
Area (see map on website).
++Yesterday, Gwen Moore relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading post:
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1).  On 12/14, Kris Petersen added
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
++Yesterday, Warneke found four GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Clement Park.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Krit Adirek found at Lake Loveland: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Dixie Smith, 10/31), GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Mlodinow, 12/16) &
ROSS'S GOOSE.
++Yesterday, Georgia Doyle found a HARRIS'S SPARROW around Artist's Pond,
cottonwood hollow natural area.
--On 12/17, Krit Adirek found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at CSU
Environmental Learning Center (near Drake water treatment plant).
--On 12/16, Washburn & Simmons relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Stevens,
7/2) at Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/16, Komar found an adult ICELAND GULL at the Larimer County
Landfill.  Mlodinow added 12 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL & 10 THAYER'S GULL.
Mlodinow also reported a possible 1st cycle WESTERN GULL.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow found 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14) at
Horseshoe Lake. --On 12/13, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On
12/12, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin
Hess found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow found 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
& GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Lake Loveland.
--On 12/16, Komar relocated 31 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd
Lake State Park.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/14, Scott Rashid found 200+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Carriage
Hills, Estes Park (best during snowstorm).

El Paso County
--On 12/17, Dale Adams relocated a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) at
Prospect Pond, Memorial Park.
--On 12/17, Beatty found a WINTER WREN at Fountain Creek Regional Park (see
map).
--On 12/17, Dan Maynard found a WINTER WREN along C&S Road (see map on
website).
--On 12/16, Terry Michaels found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).

Adams County
--On 12/16, Dave King found a SHORT-EARED OWL along Queensburg Street,
south of 114th Avenue.
--On 12/16, Dave King found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.
--On 12/14, Stevens found a SHORT-EARED OWL along 114th Avenue, at west end
of the DIA runways.
--On 12/13, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).

Arapahoe County
--On 12/16, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 11/19), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & THAYER'S GULL (Stevens,
11/19).  On 12/14, Stevens found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31),
GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24).  Jed Hertz added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/20).
--On 12/16, Terry Michaels relocated GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 12/15) at
Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte Park.
--On 12/15, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Centennial
Park.
--On 12/14, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6)
and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2
THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Douglas County
--On 12/10, John Breitsch relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 12/16, Percival found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area: 3 WINTER WREN
(Dowell, 12/5), 6 EASTERN BLUEBIRD, PURPLE FINCH (female plumage).

Bent County
--On 12/15, Stulp & Thompson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Karney Ranch
Wildlife Area.
--On 12/14, Mark Peterson & Brandon Percival found a PINE WARBLER at Fort
Lyons Wildlife Easement (north of the Cemetery).

Prowers County
--On 12/13, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated at Jumbo Reservoir: LONG-EARED OWL,
SHORT-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 12/17, Stevens & Ehlmann found GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN along CR 93
(between CR 44 & CR 46).
--On 12/17, Stevens & Ehlmann found GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN at the southern
section of Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 12/16, Bill Kaempfer found at Sterling Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK &
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 12/16, Doug Kibbe found at CR 49: GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & HARRIS'S SPARROW.

Sedgwick County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake.

Morgan County
--On 12/17, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WINTER WREN at Boyd Ponds.
--On 12/17, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Bent County
--On 12/15, Stulp & Thompson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Karney Ranch
Wildlife Area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Routt County
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Moulton, 11/9)
at Stagecoach Recreational Area.
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons found two BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS north of
Stagecoach Recreational Area.
--On 12/17, Washburn & Simmons found two BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS along the Yampa
River, Steamboat Springs.

Grand County
--On 12/17, Forrest Luke found 160+, 3 species of ROSY FINCHES along CR
100, south of Kremmling.
--On 12/17, Luke found 20 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES near the Kremmling
Middle School.
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

Jackson County
--On 12/17, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Ouray County
--On 12/17, Coen Dexter found a HORNED GREBE at Ridgway Reservoir (prob.
1st county record).

Mesa County
--On 12/16, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/14, Jackson Trappett found a BLACK PHOEBE at the James Robb
Colorado River State Park.
--On 12/14, Sue Riffe found two BLACK PHOEBE at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/14, Riffe found four WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Connect Lakes State
Park.

Garfield County
--On 12/15, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
(Filby, 12/11). JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (McConnell,
11/22).
--On 12/13, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

Montezuma County
--On 12/15, Robin Richard found a GREATER ROADRUNNER at the Phil's World
trailhead, east of Cortez.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/13, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 12/13, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF SCOTER
& 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Summit County
--On 12/13, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

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: Boulder, Jefferson, Routt & Grand Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:55:31 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
David Dowell relocated a Tundra Swan (Kaempfer, 12/14) at Valmont Reservoir.

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


Routt County
Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons relocated Barrow's Goldeneye (Moulton, 11/9) at 
Stagecoach Recreational Area. They found two Bohemian Waxwings at the north 
side of the reservoir. They could not relocate the Bohemian Waxwings found 
yesterday along the Yampa River. Sharp-tailed Grouse were relocated at a 
private yard in Steamboat Springs (no public access). 


Grand County
yesterday, Forrest Luke found Rosy Finches along County Road 100, south of 
Kremmling and near the Kremmling Middle School. 


Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Chatfield State Park Update Jefferson/Douglas Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:41 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Sue Ehlmann and I returned from the long trip down to Chatfield State Park. We 
saw the Yellow-billed Loon north of the fishing dock. The Red-necked Grebe was 
between the heron rookery and the swim beach. At least one Common Loon was at 
the northwest corner of the reservoir. Without a scope we could not identify 
the ducks and gulls at Cherry Creek State Park. 


Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 18, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:20:03 -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 (White-winged Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull,
Barrow's Goldeneye)
El Paso (Winter Wren, White-winged Scoter)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe)
Larimer (Greater White-fronted Goose, Red-necked Grebe)
Otero (Winter Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Purple Finch)
Bent (Northern Mockingbird, Pine Warbler)
Morgan (Winter Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Logan (Greater Prairie-Chicken, Long-tailed Duck, Greater White-fronted
Goose)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Ouray (Horned Grebe)
Routt (Bohemian Waxwing)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Lagerman Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(flew), juv LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Moore, 12/12) & 4 THAYER'S GULL
(Moore, 12/12) and a possible Thayer's Gull/Iceland Gull.
++Yesterday, Aaron Yappert found four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Walden Ponds.
--On 12/16, Ted Floyd found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Waneka Lake.
--On 12/15, Kris Petersen found 29 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.  On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY
FINCHES (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/14, Bill Kaempfer reported a TUNDRA SWAN at Valmont Reservoir. On
12/12, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN.  On 12/6, Kaempfer reported a
TRUMPETER SWAN.
--On 12/14, Peter Burke found at White Rock Trail: 2 SWAMP SPARROW & 5
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (see map on website).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Dale Adams relocated a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) at
Prospect Pond, Memorial Park.
++Yesterday, Beatty found a WINTER WREN at Fountain Creek Regional Park
(see map).
++Yesterday, Dan Maynard found a WINTER WREN along C&S Road (see map on
website).
--On 12/16, Terry Michaels found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Robert Righter relocated the YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Kellner,
12/13) at Chatfield State Park.  Matt Critean added COMMON LOONS and
RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28).  On 12/16, Michaels relocated a
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Matt Clark added THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 12/15).  On
12/15, Suddjian found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Suddjian found a WINTER
WREN at Plum Crk Delta Nature Area (see map on website).
--On 12/14, Craig Rasmussen relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading
post: GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1).  Kris Petersen added
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 12/13, Candice Johnson found three HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Chatfield
Arboretum.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Krit Adirek found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at CSU
Environmental Learning Center (near Drake water treatment plant).
--On 12/16, Washburn & Simmons relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Stevens,
7/2) at Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/16, Komar found an adult ICELAND GULL at the Larimer County
Landfill.  Mlodinow added 12 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL & 10 THAYER'S GULL.
Mlodinow also reported a possible 1st cycle WESTERN GULL.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow found 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14) at
Horseshoe Lake. --On 12/13, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On
12/12, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin
Hess found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow found 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
& GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Lake Loveland.
--On 12/16, Komar relocated 31 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd
Lake State Park.
--On 12/16, Mlodinow relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/14, Scott Rashid found 200+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Carriage
Hills, Estes Park.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LONG-EARED OWL at Horsetooth Reservoir.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.

Adams County
--On 12/16, Dave King found a SHORT-EARED OWL along Queensburg Street,
south of 114th Avenue.
--On 12/16, Dave King found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.
--On 12/14, Stevens found a SHORT-EARED OWL along 114th Avenue, at west end
of the DIA runways.
--On 12/13, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).

Arapahoe County
--On 12/16, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 11/19), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & THAYER'S GULL (Stevens,
11/19).  On 12/14, Stevens found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31),
GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24).  Jed Hertz added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/20).
--On 12/16, Terry Michaels relocated GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 12/15) at
Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte Park.
--On 12/15, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Centennial
Park.
--On 12/14, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6)
and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2
THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Weld County
--On 12/13, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Douglas County
--On 12/10, John Breitsch relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Otero County
--On 12/16, Percival found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area: 3 WINTER WREN
(Dowell, 12/5), 6 EASTERN BLUEBIRD, PURPLE FINCH (female plumage).

Bent County
--On 12/15, Stulp & Thompson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Karney Ranch
Wildlife Area.
--On 12/14, Mark Peterson & Brandon Percival found a PINE WARBLER at Fort
Lyons Wildlife Easement (north of the Cemetery).

Prowers County
--On 12/13, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found a WINTER WREN at Boyd Ponds.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Logan County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN along CR 93
(between CR 44 & CR 46).
++Yesterday, Stevens & Ehlmann found GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN at the
southern section of Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area.
--On 12/16, Bill Kaempfer found at Sterling Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK &
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 12/16, Doug Kibbe found at CR 49: GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & HARRIS'S SPARROW.
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Moore found at the County Road 40 Bridge over the
Platte: HARRIS'S SPARROW & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

Bent County
--On 12/15, Stulp & Thompson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Karney Ranch
Wildlife Area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Ouray County
++Yesterday, Coen Dexter found a HORNED GREBE at Ridgway Reservoir (prob.
1st county record).

Routt County
++Yesterday, Washburn & Simmons found two BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS along the Yampa
River, Steamboat Springs.

Mesa County
--On 12/16, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/14, Jackson Trappett found a BLACK PHOEBE at the James Robb
Colorado River State Park.
--On 12/14, Sue Riffe found two BLACK PHOEBE at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/14, Riffe found four WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Connect Lakes State
Park.

Garfield County
--On 12/15, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
(Filby, 12/11). JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (McConnell,
11/22).
--On 12/13, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

Montezuma County
--On 12/15, Robin Richard found a GREATER ROADRUNNER at the Phil's World
trailhead, east of Cortez.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/13, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 12/13, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF SCOTER
& 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Summit County
--On 12/13, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Jeff/Doug, Larimer, Jackson & Routt Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:04:07 -0700
Hello cobirders, 

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Bob Righter and all relocated the Yellow billed Loon off the fishing dock at 
Chatfield State Park. 


Larimer County
Mlodinow decided the possible Western Gull at theLarimerLandfill was a Lesser 
Black backed Gull. 


Jackson County
Washburn and Simmons relocated Rosy Finches at the Colorado State Forest 
visitor's center. 


Routt County
Washburn and Simmons found two Bohemian Waxwings along the Yampa River walk in 
Steamboat Springs. 


Good birding.

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 17, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:10:07 -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 (Short-eared Owl, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose)
Arapahoe (Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Phalarope,
Barrow's Goldeneye, Thayer's Gull)
Larimer (White-winged Crossbill, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Bonaparte's Gull)
Logan (Greater Prairie-Chicken, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Harris's Sparrow)
Bent (Northern Mockingbird)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Dave King found a SHORT-EARED OWL along Queensburg Street,
south of 114th Avenue.
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Barr Lake State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.
--On 12/14, Stevens found a SHORT-EARED OWL along 114th Avenue, at west end
of the DIA runways.
--On 12/13, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).
--On 12/13, Ira Sanders relocated at Barr Lake State Park: GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.  On 12/12, David Dowell found: 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/11, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 11/19), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & THAYER'S GULL (Stevens,
11/19).  On 12/14, Stevens found: BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31),
GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24).  Jed Hertz added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/20).
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated GREATER SCAUP (Stevens, 12/15) at
Eaglewatch Lake, South Platte Park.
--On 12/15, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Centennial
Park.
--On 12/14, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6)
and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2
THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Ted Floyd found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Waneka Lake.
--On 12/15, Kris Petersen found 29 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.  On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY
FINCHES (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/14, Bill Kaempfer reported a TUNDRA SWAN at Valmont Reservoir. On
12/12, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN.  On 12/6, Kaempfer reported a
TRUMPETER SWAN.
--On 12/14, Peter Burke found at White Rock Trail: 2 SWAMP SPARROW & 5
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (see map on website).
--On 12/12, Nick Moore found at Lagerman Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & a THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: 8 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at McIntosh Lake: 3 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Michaels found at Chatfield State Park: YELLOW-BILLED LOON
(Kellner, 12/13), COMMON LOONS, RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) and
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Matt Clark added THAYER'S GULL (Suddjian, 12/15).  On
12/15, Suddjian found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Suddjian found a WINTER
WREN at Plum Crk Delta Nature Area (see map on website).
--On 12/14, Craig Rasmussen relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading
post: GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1).  Kris Petersen added
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 12/13, Candice Johnson found three HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Chatfield
Arboretum.
--On 12/12, Gerald Baines relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Washburn & Simmons relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
(Stevens, 7/2) at Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
++Yesterday, Komar found an adult ICELAND GULL at the Larimer County
Landfill.  Mlodinow added 12 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL & 10 THAYER'S GULL.
Mlodinow also reported a possible 1st cycle WESTERN GULL.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14) at
Horseshoe Lake. --On 12/13, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On
12/12, Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin
Hess found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
& GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Lake Loveland.
++Yesterday, Komar relocated 31 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd
Lake State Park.
--On 12/14, Scott Rashid found 200+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Carriage
Hills, Estes Park.
--On 12/13, Mark Minner-Lee found two BOHEMIAN WAXWING near Fort Collins
City Park.
--On 12/13, Robert Beauchamp found a GREATER SCAUP at Watson Lake.
--On 12/13, Hopper relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LONG-EARED OWL at Horsetooth Reservoir.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.

Weld County
--On 12/13, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Douglas County
--On 12/10, John Breitsch relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 12/13, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
++Yesterday, Doug Kibbe found at CR 49: GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & HARRIS'S SPARROW.
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Gwen Moore found at Sterling Reservoir: adult
THAYER'S GULL, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Kellner, 11/28) & heard two SNOW BUNTING.
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Moore found at the County Road 40 bridge over the
Platte: HARRIS'S SPARROW & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Bent County
--On 12/15, Stulp & Thompson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Karney Ranch
Wildlife Area.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/15, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/14, Jackson Trappett found a BLACK PHOEBE at the James Robb
Colorado River State Park.
--On 12/14, Sue Riffe found two BLACK PHOEBE at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/14, Riffe found four WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Connect Lakes State
Park.

Garfield County
--On 12/15, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
(Filby, 12/11). JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (McConnell,
11/22).
--On 12/13, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

Montezuma County
--On 12/15, Robin Richard found a GREATER ROADRUNNER at the Phil's World
trailhead, east of Cortez.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/13, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 12/13, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF SCOTER
& 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Summit County
--On 12/13, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Hours at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:33:29 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Today I sat at the Lake Loop at Cherry Creek Reservoir for about 4.5 hours. 
Winds were 4+ mph, temperatures in the high 30s. 


Afternoon light lit up the thousands of ducks in the center of the lake. I 
tried to look at each bird, of course not totally possible. The first two times 
I scanned the entire huge raft of ducks. The third pass focused on just the 
front edge. 


While scoping the raft, an adult Bald Eagle flew over and mixed the birds up 
when they flew around. Low numbers of Western and Eared Grebes were a surprise 
as their numbers dominated in the past few trips. 


Uncommon birds found included one Long-tailed Duck, two Greater Scaup, a 
Barrow's Goldeneye and five Red-breasted Mergansers. 


Misses included the White-winged Scoter, additional Long-tailed Ducks, 
additional scoters and Red-necked Grebe(s). 


Gulls numbered in the thousands. No Bonaparte's Gulls were picked out. Three 
Thayer's Gulls and two Lesser Black-backed Gulls were identified among the many 
gulls most of which were quite far from the shore. The identified gulls were 
standing on ice between the Lake Loop and the southwest marina. 


On the way home, I drove the DIA Owl Loop. A sighting of Dave King and a 
Short-eared Owl was my reward for the detour. 


Continued Good Birding!

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

Richard Stevens; Director, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Aurora Res & Barr Lake
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:14:07 -0700
Hello

Aurora Res Arapahoe County
Glaucous Gull--1
Lesser Black backed Gulls--2
Thayer's Gulls--3
Greater White fronted Geese
Ross's Geese
No Yellow billed Loon or Scoters

Barr Lake State Park. Adams County
Greater White fronted Goose--2
Ross's Goose--3
Lesser Black backed Gull--1

DIA Owl Loop
Short eared Owl--Queensburg south of 114th ave

Dave King
Denver



Subject: Big Johnson Reservoir El Paso County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:50:36 -0700
Hello cobirders,

While in Colorado Springs this morning, I scoped Big Johnson Reservoir.
The White winged Scoters and Long tailed Duck are still on Big Johnson
Reservoir.  Gulls were too far away to id.

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: Chatfield State Park Jefferson/Douglas Counties
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:12:23 -0700
Hello cobirders, 

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Terry Michaels relocated the Yellow billed and Common Loons off the fishing 
dock at Chatfield State Park. The Red necked Grebe was off the west end of the 
paved path going west from fishing dock parking lot. He could not find the 
Winter Wren. 


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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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: Can anyone help me identify .....
From: "nina_r_norman AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Dec 2014 08:19:14 -0800
At around 4:15 on Monday,Dec 15th, I was driving from Frederick west on Hwy 52 
and, from a distance, I noticed a large raptor soaring just north of the 
highway. As it circled, I thought this large bird had a white head and tail -- 
I assumed it was a Bald Eagle. I turned and traveled north on East County Line 
Rd. and this large bird flew right over my vehicle. Yes, it was a very large 
raptor, dark feathers on the back body, with a white head and tail, but what 
puzzled me is that it had clear white feathers on the belly -- from head to 
tail, the underneath of this large bird was white. Can someone help me identify 
this bird? 

 

 Thanks!
 

 Nina Norman
 Longmont, CO
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 16, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:23:03 -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:
Arapahoe (Greater Scaup, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Boulder (Gray-crowned Rosy Finch)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe,
Barrow's Goldeneye, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Winter Wren)
Garfield (Yellow-breasted Chat, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Jackson (Rosy Finches, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)
Montezuma (Greater Roadrunner)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found fourteen GREATER SCAUP on Eaglerock Lake.
++Yesterday, Art Hudak found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Centennial
Park.
--On 12/14, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6)
and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2
THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/14, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31) & 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2 GREATER
SCAUP, GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24), THAYER'S GULL (Stevens, 11/19).  Jed
Hertz added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Kris Petersen found 29 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook
Inn, Allenspark.  On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY
FINCHES (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/14, Bill Kaempfer reported a TUNDRA SWAN at Valmont Reservoir. On
12/12, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN.  On 12/6, Kaempfer reported a
TRUMPETER SWAN.
--On 12/14, Peter Burke found at White Rock Trail: 2 SWAMP SPARROW & 5
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (see map on website).
--On 12/12, Nick Moore found at Lagerman Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & a THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: 8 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).  On 12/10, Mlodinow found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N. Moore, 12/8)
& THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8).
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at McIntosh Lake: 3 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Chatfield State Park: YELLOW-BILLED LOON
(Kellner, 12/13), COMMON LOONS, RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) and
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Suddjian added adult THAYER'S GULL & LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Suddjian found a WINTER WREN at Plum Crk Delta Nature
Area (see map on website).
--On 12/14, Craig Rasmussen relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading
post: GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1).  Kris Petersen added
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 12/13, Candice Johnson found three HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Chatfield
Arboretum.
--On 12/12, Gerald Baines relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Adams County
--On 12/14, Stevens found a SHORT-EARED OWL along 114th Avenue, at west end
of the DIA runways.
--On 12/13, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).
--On 12/13, Ira Sanders relocated at Barr Lake State Park: GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.  On 12/12, David Dowell found: 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/11, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).

Larimer County
--On 12/14, Scott Rashid found 200+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Carriage
Hills, Estes Park.
--On 12/13, Mark Minner-Lee found two BOHEMIAN WAXWING near Fort Collins
City Park.
--On 12/13, Robert Beauchamp found a GREATER SCAUP at Watson Lake.
--On 12/13, Komar found at Boyd Lake State Park: 32 BONAPARTE'S GULL & 2
GREATER SCAUP (Wade, 12/11).  On 12/11, Matt Clark added: THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/13, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On 12/12, Komar relocated
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin Hess found a
LONG-TAILED DUCK.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) at
Lake Loveland.
--On 12/13, Hopper relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LONG-EARED OWL at Horsetooth Reservoir.
--On 12/12, Andy Bankert relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dixie Smith, 11/18) at
Douglas Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Dixie Smith relocated 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Hopper,
12/10) at Long Pond.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.

El Paso County
--On 12/13, Steve Brown found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).

Weld County
--On 12/13, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Douglas County
--On 12/10, John Breitsch relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 12/13, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

Baca County
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon (blackberry
patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Gwen Moore found at Sterling Reservoir: adult
THAYER'S GULL, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Kellner, 11/28) & heard two SNOW BUNTING.
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Moore found at the County Road 40 bridge over the
Platte: HARRIS'S SPARROW & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Garfield County
++Yesterday, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT (Filby, 12/11). JoAnn Riggle relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (McConnell,
11/22).
--On 12/13, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Washburn:Simmons relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Montezuma County
++Yesterday, Robin Richard found a GREATER ROADRUNNER at the Phil's World
trailhead, east of Cortez.

Mesa County
--On 12/14, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/14, Jackson Trappett found a BLACK PHOEBE at the James Robb
Colorado River State Park.
--On 12/14, Sue Riffe found two BLACK PHOEBE at Grand Junction Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/14, Riffe found four WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Connect Lakes State
Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/13, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 12/13, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF SCOTER
& 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Summit County
--On 12/13, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Teller County
--On 12/12, Mel Goff found 400+ ROSY FINCHES at the turnoff for the Crags
Campgrounds.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Colombian Andes Budget Birding - respond by Jan. 1st if interested
From: "John DeLuca delucabirds AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:54:32 -0800
Hi all,

I'm planning two budget birding tours to the Colombian Andes. We will see 
hundreds of species, including dozens of endemics and other specialties. If 
interested, please let me know which trip dates fit your schedule and your 
maximum price option by January 1st. 


Trip 1 will run from 02/21/2015 to 03/01/2015, Trip 2 from 03/28 to 04/05. Cost 
is $1580 per person per trip if six people sign up, $1720 if five, $1950 if 
four, $2250 if three, and $3000 if two. This includes lodging, entrance fees, 
meals, and guides. Participants are responsible for the cost of their flight to 
Medellin, where we will start our journey. 


Participants must be in good health and have passports, and yellow fever 
vaccination is recommended. This tour involves strenuous, uphill walking. We 
will walk at least five miles per day, sometimes more. 


Here is the 9-day itinerary:

1.Arrive in Medellin and head directly to Rio Claro.
http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/60/Rio-Claro.html
2.Bird Rio Claro.
3.Bird Rio claro in the morning, then head to Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve.

http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/39/Arrierito-Antioqueno-Bird-Reserve.html 

4.Bird CCPR.
5.Bird CCPR.
6.Head to Los Nevados National Park and bird.
http://vimeo.com/83831236
7.Bird L.N., then head to Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary.
8.Bird Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary.
http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/40/Otun-Quimbaya-Sanctuary.html
9.Bird in the morning if time allows. Airport in Medellin to home.

I have reserved transportation by minibus. It is a comfortable, clean, and 
spacious ride with a friendly, professional driver and comfy seats. Local 
guides will accompany us throughout the tour. 


This will be a high-intensity birding tour with special attention on 
restricted-range species (i.e., endemics). Targets at Rio Blanco include 
antpittas (eight species including the near-endemic Bicolored and endemic 
Brown-banded), five species of tapaculos, Rusty-faced Parrot, Rufous-fronted 
and Golden-plumed Parakeets, Gray-breasted and Black-billed Mountain-Toucans, 
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager, and Masked Saltator. Targets at the 
Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve include Chestnut-capped Piha, Stiles’s Tapaculo, 
Parker’s Antbird, Rufous-rumped Antwren, Rufous-browed Tyrannulet, 
Purplish-mantled Tanager, Blue-fronted Parrotlet, Lanceolated Monklet, 
Scarlet-and-white Tanager, and Lemon-spectacled Tanager, White-mantled Barbet, 
Red-bellied Grackle, and Multicolored Tanager. Targets at Los Nevados include 
Purple-backed Thornbill, Bearded Helmetcrest, Black-backed Bush-Tanager, 
Stout-billed Cinclodes, Red-crested Cotinga, Andean Condor, and Tawny 

 Antpittas. Targets at Otún-Quimbaya include Cauca Guans, Red-ruffed 
Fruitcrows, Torrent Ducks, and Multicolored Tanager. 


A portion of revenues will go toward ProAves, a Colombian non-profit 
organization that funds the acquisition and conservation of landscapes that 
host the last remaining populations of critically endangered bird species. 


About me:
I bird for fun and am not making any profit off this. I am employed full time 
as a wildlife biologist with the DoD. I regularly provide conservation 
education as part of my work. I have led Audubon field trips locally and in 
Arizona. I have birded Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I have 
conducted avian research expeditions in Brazil. I am friendly, outgoing, 
energetic, and passionate about conservation and tropical birding. 


I hope that you are interested in joining on this adventure. We're going to 
have a lot of fun and see a lot of amazing birds! Please feel free to forward 
this message, and contact me with any questions. 


Take care,

John DeLuca
Wilmington, NC
Subject: Colombian Andes Budget Birding - respond by Jan. 1st if interested
From: "John DeLuca delucabirds AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:54:32 -0800
Hi all,

I'm planning two budget birding tours to the Colombian Andes. We will see 
hundreds of species, including dozens of endemics and other specialties. If 
interested, please let me know which trip dates fit your schedule and your 
maximum price option by January 1st. 


Trip 1 will run from 02/21/2015 to 03/01/2015, Trip 2 from 03/28 to 04/05. Cost 
is $1580 per person per trip if six people sign up, $1720 if five, $1950 if 
four, $2250 if three, and $3000 if two. This includes lodging, entrance fees, 
meals, and guides. Participants are responsible for the cost of their flight to 
Medellin, where we will start our journey. 


Participants must be in good health and have passports, and yellow fever 
vaccination is recommended. This tour involves strenuous, uphill walking. We 
will walk at least five miles per day, sometimes more. 


Here is the 9-day itinerary:

1.Arrive in Medellin and head directly to Rio Claro.
http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/60/Rio-Claro.html
2.Bird Rio Claro.
3.Bird Rio claro in the morning, then head to Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve.

http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/39/Arrierito-Antioqueno-Bird-Reserve.html 

4.Bird CCPR.
5.Bird CCPR.
6.Head to Los Nevados National Park and bird.
http://vimeo.com/83831236
7.Bird L.N., then head to Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary.
8.Bird Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary.
http://www.birdingcolombia.com/birding-site/40/Otun-Quimbaya-Sanctuary.html
9.Bird in the morning if time allows. Airport in Medellin to home.

I have reserved transportation by minibus. It is a comfortable, clean, and 
spacious ride with a friendly, professional driver and comfy seats. Local 
guides will accompany us throughout the tour. 


This will be a high-intensity birding tour with special attention on 
restricted-range species (i.e., endemics). Targets at Rio Blanco include 
antpittas (eight species including the near-endemic Bicolored and endemic 
Brown-banded), five species of tapaculos, Rusty-faced Parrot, Rufous-fronted 
and Golden-plumed Parakeets, Gray-breasted and Black-billed Mountain-Toucans, 
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager, and Masked Saltator. Targets at the 
Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve include Chestnut-capped Piha, Stiles’s Tapaculo, 
Parker’s Antbird, Rufous-rumped Antwren, Rufous-browed Tyrannulet, 
Purplish-mantled Tanager, Blue-fronted Parrotlet, Lanceolated Monklet, 
Scarlet-and-white Tanager, and Lemon-spectacled Tanager, White-mantled Barbet, 
Red-bellied Grackle, and Multicolored Tanager. Targets at Los Nevados include 
Purple-backed Thornbill, Bearded Helmetcrest, Black-backed Bush-Tanager, 
Stout-billed Cinclodes, Red-crested Cotinga, Andean Condor, and Tawny 

 Antpittas. Targets at Otún-Quimbaya include Cauca Guans, Red-ruffed 
Fruitcrows, Torrent Ducks, and Multicolored Tanager. 


A portion of revenues will go toward ProAves, a Colombian non-profit 
organization that funds the acquisition and conservation of landscapes that 
host the last remaining populations of critically endangered bird species. 


About me:
I bird for fun and am not making any profit off this. I am employed full time 
as a wildlife biologist with the DoD. I regularly provide conservation 
education as part of my work. I have led Audubon field trips locally and in 
Arizona. I have birded Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I have 
conducted avian research expeditions in Brazil. I am friendly, outgoing, 
energetic, and passionate about conservation and tropical birding. 


I hope that you are interested in joining on this adventure. We're going to 
have a lot of fun and see a lot of amazing birds! Please feel free to forward 
this message, and contact me with any questions. 


Take care,

John DeLuca
Wilmington, NC
Subject: Yellow billed Loon and Red necked Grebe Jeff/Doug Ctys
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:54:02 -0700
Hello cobirders, 

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Richard Stevens walked to the west end of the paved path going west from the 
fisherperson's dock parking lot at Chatfield Reservoir. 


The YBLO and RNGR swam in both counties.

From there he saw the Yellow billed Loon, a Common Loon and Red necked Grebe.

Arapahoe County
At nearby Eaglerock Lake he saw 14 Greater Scaup and 4 Lesser Scaup.

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
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: Yellow billed Loon Chatfield; Costa's Hummingbird, Grand Junction
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:10:34 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
David Suddjian relocated the Yellow billed Loon off Massey Draw at Chatfield 
State Park. 


Mesa County
the Costa's Hummingbird is still at Cooksey home in Grand Junction. 

Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 15, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:27:11 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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

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

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

Reports added for today:
Adams (Short-eared Owl)
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed Duck,
Bonaparte's Gull)
Boulder (Tundra Swan, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird)
El Paso (Black Scoter, White-winged Scoter)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Barrow's Goldeneye,
Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow)
Larimer (Rosy Finches)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Stevens found a SHORT-EARED OWL along 114th Avenue, at west
end of the DIA runways.
--On 12/13, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).
--On 12/13, Ira Sanders relocated at Barr Lake State Park: GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.  On 12/12, David Dowell found: 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/11, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek,
12/6) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26).  On 12/12, Dave King
found 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE.
++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31) & 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19).  On 12/12, Dave King found 2 GREATER
SCAUP, GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24), THAYER'S GULL (Stevens, 11/19).  Jed
Hertz added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20).

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer reported a TUNDRA SWAN at Valmont Reservoir. On
12/12, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN.  On 12/6, Kaempfer reported a
TRUMPETER SWAN.
++Yesterday, Peter Burke found at White Rock Trail: 2 SWAMP SPARROW & 5
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (see map on website).
--On 12/12, Nick Moore found at Lagerman Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & a THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: 8 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).  On 12/10, Mlodinow found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N. Moore, 12/8)
& THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8).
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at McIntosh Lake: 3 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 12/10, Philip Henson relocated five WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Kaempfer,
12/7) at Smith Park.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Shipley,
11/23) at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

El Paso County
--On 12/13, Bill Maynard relocated a BLACK SCOTER & WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
--On 12/13, Steve Brown found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/10, Leonard Lake relocated a female NORTHERN CARDINAL (Tyler
Stuart, 12/9) at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Mark Miller relocated a YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Kellner, 12/13)
and BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Chatfield State Park.  Doug Kibbe added two
COMMON LOON.  On 12/13, Joey Kellner found: RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright,
11/28).
++Yesterday, Craig Rasmussen relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading
post: GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1).  Kris Petersen added
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2).
--On 12/13, Candice Johnson found three HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Chatfield
Arboretum.
--On 12/12, Gerald Baines relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/10, Jed Hertz found two COMMON LOON at Standley Lake.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Scott Rashid found 200+ ROSY FINCHES (3 species) at Carriage
Hills, Estes Park.
--On 12/13, Mark Minner-Lee found two BOHEMIAN WAXWING near Fort Collins
City Park.
--On 12/13, Robert Beauchamp found a GREATER SCAUP at Watson Lake.
--On 12/13, Komar found at Boyd Lake State Park: 32 BONAPARTE'S GULL & 2
GREATER SCAUP (Wade, 12/11).  On 12/11, Matt Clark added: THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/13, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On 12/12, Komar relocated
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin Hess found a
LONG-TAILED DUCK.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) at
Lake Loveland.
--On 12/13, Hopper relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/13, Komar found a LONG-EARED OWL at Horsetooth Reservoir.
--On 12/12, Andy Bankert relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dixie Smith, 11/18) at
Douglas Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Dixie Smith relocated 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Hopper,
12/10) at Long Pond.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.

Weld County
--On 12/13, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.
--On 12/12, Steve Mlodinow reported a male PURPLE FINCH west of Glenmere
Park.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Douglas County
--On 12/10, John Breitsch relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 12/13, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

Baca County
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon (blackberry
patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Gwen Moore found at Sterling Reservoir: adult
THAYER'S GULL, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Kellner, 11/28) & heard two SNOW BUNTING.
--On 12/13, Kaempfer & Moore found at the County Road 40 bridge over the
Platte: HARRIS'S SPARROW & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & all 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the Colorado
State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER north
of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/13, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/13, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 12/13, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF SCOTER
& 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Garfield County
--On 12/13, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
--On 12/13, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
(Filby, 12/11).

Mesa County
--On 12/13, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.

Summit County
--On 12/13, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Teller County
--On 12/12, Mel Goff found 400+ ROSY FINCHES at the turnoff for the Crags
Campgrounds.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: White-throated Sparrows - Aspen, Pitkin Cty
From: "Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:33:09 +0000
Hi all

 

Whilst participating in the Aspen Christmas Count this snowy Sunday Mary
Harris and I found two White-throated Sparrows near Clark's Market, in a
private yard.

 

Also of note: an American Tree Sparrow on Gateway Mesa, Brown-capped and
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches at Buttermilk, many Evening and Pine Grosbeaks at
Snowmass, pretty much all the flowing water was without any ice, and that
Rebecca did a truly great job of organising - MANY THANKS! 

 

Good birding all

 

Dick Filby

Carbondale, CO

 
Subject: Back In Denver, Arapahoe County Reservoirs in the Fog
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:05:40 -0700
Hello cobirders;

Rebecca Kosten and I returned from Jackson County early Sunday morning. Thanks 
to the eight birders who helped with the Colorado State Forest and Rabbit Ears 
Pass Christmas Counts. Weather Friday and Saturday was excellent. We enjoyed 
some good bird sightings including multiple Boreal Owls, Northern Pygmy-Owl, 
Long-eared Owl and Great Horned Owl. Greater Sage-Grouse were found at five 
locations, American Three-toed Woodpeckers at six. Four of us saw White-winged 
Crossbills (one pair) on Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday. Others were not able to 
relocate them later in the afternoon. Without a long snowshoe trip, they are 
probably not going to be found again. Final results will be posted in January's 
"Colorado Field Notes". 


We left Jackson County shortly after sunrise to avoid the coming snowstorms. A 
dozen Rosy Finches and a pair of Pine Grosbeak were at the Colorado State 
Forest Visitor's Center feeders. 


Back in Denver, while doing chores I stopped at Arapahoe County Reservoirs. I 
was waiting to hear about a Yellow-billed Loon sighting at Chatfield Reservoir. 
However, visibility today was poor. If the Yellow-billed Loon was relocated, I 
did not hear about it in time to travel the extra 20 miles. 


Visibility was better at Aurora Reservoir but still not great. I was able to 
find the Glaucous Gull and several Lesser Black-backed Gulls. The majority of 
birds were too far into the fog for an ID. Then I hustled over to Cherry Creek 
Reservoir to see if I could find another Glaucous Gull (confirm two in the 
county?). Visibility was poor. I managed to see two Lesser Black-backed Gulls 
and one Bonaparte's Gull. Duck-wise I saw one Long-tailed Duck but none of the 
other uncommon ducks. 


I drove the DIA Owl Loop (Adams County) on the way home and was rewarded with a 
Short-eared Owl sighting. Many times during a snow storm, the Short-eared Owls 
will hunt before sunrise. Today one perched on one of those plastic green road 
markers along 114th avenue, just east of the west end of the DIA runways. 


Continued Good Birding!

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

Richard Stevens; Director, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 14, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:49:00 -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, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Jefferson/Douglas (Yellow-billed Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe,
Harris's Sparrow)
Larimer (Bohemian Waxwing, Greater Scaup, Bonaparte's Gull, Red-necked
Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull ,Long-eared Owl)
Weld (Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Logan (Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Snow Bunting)
Clear Creek/Summit (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Fremont (Surf Scoter, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Garfield (Black Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Yellow-breasted Chat)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Adam Vesely relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
River Birding Area (88th & Colorado Blvd).
++Yesterday, Ira Sanders relocated at Barr Lake State Park: GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S GEESE.  On 12/12, David Dowell found: 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/11, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Steve Brown found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/10, Leonard Lake relocated a female NORTHERN CARDINAL (Tyler
Stuart, 12/9) at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Joey Kellner found at Chatfield State Park: YELLOW-BILLED
LOON, COMMON LOON & RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28).
++Yesterday, Candice Johnson found three HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Chatfield
Arboretum.
--On 12/12, Gerald Baines relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Mlodinow relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading post:
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen,
12/2).
--On 12/10, Jed Hertz found two COMMON LOON at Standley Lake.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Mark Minner-Lee found two BOHEMIAN WAXWING near Fort Collins
City Park.
++Yesterday, Robert Beauchamp found a GREATER SCAUP at Watson Lake.
++Yesterday, Komar found at Boyd Lake State Park: 32 BONAPARTE'S GULL & 2
GREATER SCAUP (Wade, 12/11).  On 12/11, Matt Clark added: THAYER'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11).  On 12/12, Komar relocated
BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14). On 12/11, Austin Hess found a
LONG-TAILED DUCK.
++Yesterday, Komar found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) at
Lake Loveland.
++Yesterday, Hopper relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Wade, 12/6) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Komar found a LONG-EARED OWL at Horsetooth Reservoir.
--On 12/12, Andy Bankert relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dixie Smith, 11/18) at
Douglas Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Dixie Smith relocated 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Hopper,
12/10) at Long Pond.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: THAYER'S GULL & BONAPARTE'S
GULL.
--On 12/12, Steve Mlodinow reported a male PURPLE FINCH west of Glenmere
Park.

Arapahoe County
--On 12/12, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir:  GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek,
12/6), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/12, Dave King found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP, GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24), THAYER'S
GULL (Stevens, 11/19), BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/11).  Jed Hertz
added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20).

Boulder County
--On 12/12, Nick Moore found at Lagerman Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & a THAYER'S GULL.
--On 12/12, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.  On
12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN.
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: 8 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).  On 12/10, Mlodinow found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N. Moore, 12/8)
& THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8).
--On 12/12, Mlodinow found at McIntosh Lake: 3 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 12/10, Philip Henson relocated five WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Kaempfer,
12/7) at Smith Park.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Shipley,
11/23) at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Pueblo County
--On 12/12, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67
& Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15).

Baca County
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon (blackberry
patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Logan County
++Yesterday, Kaempfer & Gwen Moore found at Sterling Reservoir: adult
THAYER'S GULL, BONAPARTE'S GULL (Kellner, 11/28) & heard two SNOW BUNTING.
++Yesterday, Kaempfer & Moore found at the County Road 40 bridge over the
Platte: HARRIS'S SPARROW & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe relocated WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN at the Summit Cty
side of Loveland Pass.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams found at Valco Ponds, Canon City: SURF
SCOTER & 19 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Garfield County
++Yesterday, Riffe found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar,
11/14) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
++Yesterday, Dick Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT (Filby, 12/11).

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & all 12+ ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the Colorado
State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER north
of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
++Yesterday, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road.
--On 12/12, Stevens & all relocated BOREAL OWL: just west of Cameron Pass &
south of Crags Campgrounds.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.

Summit County
++Yesterday, Kellner found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Green Mountain Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Teller County
--On 12/12, Mel Goff found 400+ ROSY FINCHES at the turnoff for the Crags
Campgrounds.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Yellow-breasted Chat, still, Carbondale Garfield Cty
From: "Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:09:12 +0000
Hi all

 

The unseasonal Yellow-breasted Chat, possibly of the eastern form 'virens',
is still at the "Ranch at Roaring Fork", Carbondale today, Saturday. Also a
single Snow Goose there (an unusual bird in this valley!)

 

Good birding all

 

Dick Filby

Carbondale, CO

 
Subject: Surf Scoter, Fremont County; Boreal Owls, Jackson County
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:43:35 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Fremont County
Joel and Dale Adams found a Surf Scoter and 19 Greater White-fronted Geese
at Valco Ponds, Canon City!

Jackson County
Stevens and all found Boreal Owls at three locations in the Colorado State
Forest last night and early this morning.

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots 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: Larimer, Logan, Clear Creek/Summit, Garfield & Jackson Counties
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:20:26 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Robert Beauchamp found a Greater Scaup at Watson Lake.

Logan County
Gwen Moore found a Harris's Sparrow along County Road 370 (15001 to 16999
block).

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
Sue Riffe found a White-tailed Ptarmigan (see website for map).
Joey Kellner found a Barrow's Goldeneye at Green Mountain Reservoir.

Garfield County
Sue Riffe found two Barrow's Goldeneyes at Rifle Gap Reservoir.

Jackson County
Stevens and all relocated Rosy Finches at the Colorado State Forest
Visitor's Center.
Yesterday, they saw the American Three-toed Woodpecker across hwy 14, north
of the Visitor's Center.

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots 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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 13, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:39:17 -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:
Adams (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Greater White-fronted
Goose, Ross's Goose)
Arapahoe (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ross's
Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup,
Bonaparte's Gull, White-winged Scoter)
Boulder (Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Jefferson/Douglas (Red-necked Grebe, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
Pueblo (Winter Wren)
Weld (Purple Finch)
Las Animas (Pacific Loon, Red-necked Grebe, White-winged Scoter, Eastern
Bluebird)
Huerfano (Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Teller (Rosy Finches)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S
GEESE.
--On 12/11, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Aurora Reservoir:  GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek,
12/6), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
++Yesterday, Dave King found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP, GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24), THAYER'S
GULL (Stevens, 11/19), BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/11).  Jed Hertz
added WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20).
--On 12/8, Michael Kiessig found 21 GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park
(Eaglerock Lake area).  On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South
Platte Park: GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe,
11/26).
--On 12/8, Kenyon Moon found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Expo Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Nick Moore found at Lagerman Reservoir: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & a THAYER'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.  On
12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: 8 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).  On 12/10, Mlodinow found LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N. Moore, 12/8)
& THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8).
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at McIntosh Lake: 3 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 12/10, Philip Henson relocated five WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Kaempfer,
12/7) at Smith Park.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Shipley,
11/23) at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 12/10, Petrosky relocated the TUNDRA SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River. NOT found on 12/11 or 12/12.
--On 12/9, Steve Mlodinow found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/8, David Waltman found at Terry Lake: MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULL, 8
BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, John Drummond found at Big Johnson Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/10, Leonard Lake relocated a female NORTHERN CARDINAL (Tyler
Stuart, 12/9) at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Bruce Cyganowski relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright,
11/28) at Chatfield State Park. --On 12/10, Chavez found: COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Gerald Baines relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Mlodinow relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading post:
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen,
12/2).
--On 12/10, Jed Hertz found two COMMON LOON at Standley Lake.
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Nick Komar relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Britten, 11/14) at
Horseshoe Lake. On 12/11, Austin Hess found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.  On 12/10,
Petrosky found: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL
(Komar, 11/11).
++Yesterday, Komar found at Boyd Lake  State Park: 15 BONAPARTE'S GULL.  NO
YELLOW-BILLED LOON.  On 12/11, David Wade found: the YELLOW-BILLED LOON
(Mlodinow, 12/10) and 2 GREATER SCAUP.  Matt Clark added: THAYER'S GULL.
++Yesterday, Andy Bankert relocated BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dixie Smith, 11/18)
at Douglas Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Dixie Smith relocated 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Hopper,
12/10) at Long Pond.
--On 12/10, Petrosky found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
at Lake Loveland.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow found five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) at
the Larimer County Landfill.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Van Truan found a WINTER WREN at Runyon Lake.
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow reported a male PURPLE FINCH west of Glenmere
Park.

Las Animas County
--On 12/11, Rich Miller found at Trinidad State Park: PACIFIC LOON,
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/22), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Miller, 11/22) & 2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

Huerfano County
--On 12/10, Rich Miller found at Lathrop State Park (Lake Martin):
RED-NECKED GREBE (Miller, 11/21), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Miller, 11/21) &
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Miller, 11/21).

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67
& Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Baca County
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon (blackberry
patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

Prowers County
--On 12/9, David Leatherman found an adult YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER south
of the stone building, Willow Creek Park.  On 12/8, Leatherman found:
juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 12/9, Leatherman found at Lamar Community College: NORTHERN CARDINAL &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Thompson, 10/28).
--On 12/9, Leatherman found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Riverside Cemetery in
Lamar.
--On 12/7, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Teller County
++Yesterday, Mel Goff found 400+ ROSY FINCHES at the turnoff for the Crags
Campgrounds.

Garfield County
--On 12/11, Dick Filby relocated 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar, 11/14) at Rifle
Gap Reservoir.
--On 12/11, Filby found at Ranch at Roaring Fork: BARROW'S GOLDENEYES
(McConnell, 11/22) & YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

Jackson County
--On 12/11, Stevens & Kosten found 12 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Mesa County
--On 12/11, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Park County
--On 12/9, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Suddjian, 11/29), 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON &
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Suddjian, 12/2).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Tundra Swan - Hygiene
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:03:00 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia O  
Did not see Swan yesterday - Thursday, nor today - Friday.
Subject: Arapahoe County
From: "King daking55dk AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:52:07 -0700
Hello

Aurora Res 
Glaucous Gull
Lesser Black backed Gulls
Thayer's Gulls
Greater White fronted Geese
Ross's Geese
No Yellow billed Loon or Scoter

Cherry Creek Res
Long tailed Duck 
Greater Scaup
Lesser Black backed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Bonaparte's Gulls
No Yellow billed Loon or White winged Scoter or Mew Gull

Dave King
Denver


Subject: Boyd Lake State Park Yellow-billed Loon NOT found
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:20:53 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Larimer County
Several birders have searched unsuccessfully for the Boyd Lake State Park
Yellow-billed Loon.  It may have headed south to other reservoir.

Bonaparte's Gulls were relocated.

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots 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: This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips and Christmas Counts
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:06:39 -0700
Hello cobirders,

This weekend's Statewide Bird Trips and Christmas Counts.  Birders are
reminded that Christmas Counts include Christmas Count week which is 3 days
before and 3 days after the actual count.

Saturday, December 13
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Chatfield Arboretum
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Trip Fairmount Cemetery

Saturday, December 13 Christmas Counts
Glenwood Springs
Carbondale
Carbondale North Side Hwy 82
Gould/Colorado State Forest

Sunday, December 14
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to South Platte River at 74th Avenue
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Cherry Creek Reservoir
Fort Collins Audubon Society's Trip To Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

Sunday, December 14 Christmas Countx
Boulder Community Audubon Society's
Evergreen
Delta
Gunnison
Evergreen-Idaho Springs
Aspen
Rocky Mountain National Park
Durango
Eagle Valley
Fairplay
Grand Junction
Pagosa Springs
Penrose

Monday, December 15
John Martin Reservoir Christmas Count

For additional information see the Colorado Birding Society's website:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Good Birding!

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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 12, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:51:22 -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 (Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ross's
Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup,
Bonaparte's Gull)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow)
Larimer (Yellow-billed Loon, Greater Scaup, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's
Gull, Long-tailed Duck, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Garfield (Black Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Yellow-breasted Chat)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Jeb Hertz relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Gravel Lakes
(part of the Platte River Birding Area).  On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson
relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 12/7) at the S. Platte
River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). On 12/8, Claude Vallieres
relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 12/9, Jacob Washburn relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S
GEESE at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 12/8, Terry Michaels found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Lower Derby
Lake): 2 GREATER SCAUP, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & ROSS'S GOOSE.  On
12/7, Mele Avery found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  On 12/5, Vesely reported an
EASTERN TOWHEE along the north side of Marys Lake.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Aurora Reservoir: GLAUCOUS GULL
(Walbek, 12/6), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26), 2 THAYER'S GULL
(Dowell, 10/28), ROSS'S GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
++Yesterday, Michaels found at Cherry Creek State Park: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 GREATER SCAUP, THAYER'S GULL (Stevens, 11/19),
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/11).  On 12/10, Glenn Walbek relocated two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19).  On 12/9, Jed Hertz relocated
MEW GULL (Walbek, 11/28).  On 12/8, Glenn Walbek found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/20), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (King, 11/23), GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens,
11/24).
--On 12/8, Michael Kiessig found 21 GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park
(Eaglerock Lake area).  On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South
Platte Park: GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe,
11/26).
--On 12/8, Kenyon Moon found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Expo Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Mlodinow relocated behind the Red Rocks Park trading post:
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen,
12/2).
--On 12/10, Jed Hertz found two COMMON LOON at Standley Lake.
--On 12/10, Chavez found at Chatfield State Park: a RED-NECKED GREBE
(Albright, 11/28) & COMMON LOON at Chatfield State Park.  On 12/8, David
Suddjian found: a HARRIS'S SPARROW (upstream/Kingfisher Bridge).
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 12/8, Suddjian found at Harriman Reservoir: 2 GREATER SCAUP (Hackos,
11/22).
--On 12/7, Art Hudak found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Reservoir (could be
the Main Reservoir bird).  On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3) at Main Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Wade found at Boyd Lake State Park: the YELLOW-BILLED
LOON (Mlodinow, 12/10) and 2 GREATER SCAUP.  Matt Clark added: THAYER'S
GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
++Yesterday, Austin Hess found a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Horseshoe Lake.  On
12/10, Petrosky found: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S
GULL (Komar, 11/11), BONAPARTE'S GULLS.  On 12/7, Komar found: possible
adult & juvenile ICELAND GULLS.
++Yesterday, Dixie Smith relocated 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Hopper,
12/10) at Long Pond.
--On 12/10, Petrosky found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
at Lake Loveland.
--On 12/10, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow found five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) at
the Larimer County Landfill.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.

Boulder County
--On 12/10, Philip Henson relocated five WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Kaempfer,
12/7) at Smith Park.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Shipley,
11/23) at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
--On 12/10, Petrosky relocated the TUNDRA SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River.
--On 12/10, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N.
Moore, 12/8), THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8) & 21 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).
--On 12/9, Steve Mlodinow found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/8, David Waltman found at Terry Lake: MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULL, 8
BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

El Paso County
--On 12/10, Leonard Lake relocated a female NORTHERN CARDINAL (Tyler
Stuart, 12/9) at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/9, Mel Goff relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) at
Big Johnson Reservoir.
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Pueblo County
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67
& Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Baca County
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
--On 12/10, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon (blackberry
patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

Prowers County
--On 12/9, David Leatherman found an adult YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER south
of the stone building, Willow Creek Park.  On 12/8, Leatherman found:
juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 12/9, Leatherman found at Lamar Community College: NORTHERN CARDINAL &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Thompson, 10/28).
--On 12/9, Leatherman found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Riverside Cemetery in
Lamar.
--On 12/7, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Garfield County
++Yesterday, Dick Filby relocated 2 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar, 11/14) at Rifle
Gap Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Filby found at Ranch At Roaring Fork: BARROW'S GOLDENEYES
(McConnell, 11/22) & YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 12 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.

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

La Plata County
--On 12/10, Katy Shirley relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKER at Huck Finn Pond,
Durango.
--On 9/11, Sherry Leonardo relocated ACORN WOODPECKER at Wildcat Canyon.

Eagle County
--On 12/10, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Park County
--On 12/9, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Suddjian, 11/29), 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON &
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Suddjian, 12/2).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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: Yellow-breasted Chat, Carbondale Garfield Cty
From: "Dick Filby dickfilby AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:45:36 +0000
Hi all

 

Whilst birding with Al Levantin today, Thursday, we found an unseasonal
Yellow-breasted Chat at the "Ranch at Roaring Fork", Carbondale. Photo and
video obtained. Other species present included at least 9 Barrow's
Goldeneyes.  Teaming up with Tom McConnell and Linda Vidal we birded Rifle
Gap reservoir (still 99% ice-free) where the highlight was two Black
Scoters. 

 

Good birding all

 

Dick Filby

Carbondale, CO

 
Subject: Larimer and Jackson Counties
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:27:02 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Larimer C0unty

David Wade relocated the Yellow billed Loon from the north parking lot at Boyd 
Lake State Park. 

Austin Hess found a Long tailed Duck at Horseshoe Lake.

Jackson County
Stevens relocated Rosy Finches at the Colorado State Park visitor"s center.

Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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
____________________________________________________________
Apple's Crazy New Gizmo
Forget the iPhone 6. Next hit Apple product leaked. (see picture)
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/548a0c8accf16c8a65e2st02vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose @ Larimer Co.
From: "dixiesmith500 AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Dec 2014 12:18:06 -0800
The white-fronted geese were again at Long Pond in Ft. Collins.
 

 Dix Smith
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 11, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:31:58 -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 (Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Boulder (White-winged Crossbill, Rosy Finches, Tundra Swan, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
El Paso (Northern Cardinal)
Jefferson (Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe)
Larimer (Yellow-billed Loon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull,
Bonaparte's Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Baca (Winter Wren)
Jackson/Grand (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Owl)
Eagle (Barrow's Goldeneye)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek relocated two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens,
11/19) at Cherry Creek State Park.  On 12/9, Jed Hertz relocated
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18),  MEW GULL (Walbek, 11/28) & BONAPARTE'S
GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31) at Cherry Creek State Park.  On 12/8, Glenn Walbek
found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (King,
11/23), GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24).
--On 12/8, Michael Kiessig found 21 GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park
(Eaglerock Lake area).  On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South
Platte Park: GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe,
11/26).
--On 12/7, Matt Clark relocated a GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) at Aurora
Reservoir. On 12/6, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found: SURF SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 12/2), MEW GULL (Stevens,
11/19), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky 9/26), ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
11/12).
--On 12/8, Kenyon Moon found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTEDA GOOSE at Expo Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Philip Henson relocated five WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Kaempfer,
12/7) at Smith Park.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES (Shipley,
11/23) at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark.
++Yesterday, Petrosky relocated the TUNDRA SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Terry Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (N.
Moore, 12/8), THAYER'S GULL (Waltman, 12/8) & 21 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Waltman,
12/8).
--On 12/9, Steve Mlodinow found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/8, David Waltman found at Terry Lake: MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULL, 8
BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
--On 12/7, Bill Kaempfer found six WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at Smith Park.
--On 12/7, Mark Miller and all relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/7, Ted Floyd found a SWAMP SPARROW at Greenlee Preserve/Waneka Lake.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Leonard Lake relocated a female NORTHERN CARDINAL (Tyler
Stuart, 12/9) at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/9, Mel Goff relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) at
Big Johnson Reservoir.
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Jed Hertz found two COMMON LOON at Standley Lake.
++Yesterday, Chavez found at Chatfield State Park: a RED-NECKED GREBE
(Albright, 11/28) & COMMON LOON at Chatfield State Park.  On 12/8, David
Suddjian found: a HARRIS'S SPARROW (upstream/Kingfisher Bridge).
--On 12/9, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack TR).
--On 12/8, Suddjian found at Harriman Reservoir: 2 GREATER SCAUP (Hackos,
11/22).
--On 12/7, Art Hudak found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Reservoir (could be
the Main Reservoir bird).  On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3) at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Bruce Snyder found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: an
adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
(Madsen, 12/2).  Greg Hartman relocated the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14).
On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found a YELLOW-BILLED LOON & BONAPARTE'S GULLS at
Boyd Lake State Park. On 12/7, Komar found: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Komar, 11/11).
++Yesterday, Petrosky found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11), BONAPARTE'S GULLS.  On
12/7, Komar found: possible adult & juvenile ICELAND GULLS.
++Yesterday, Petrosky found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31)
at Lake Loveland.
++Yesterday, Petrosky saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Wellington Wildlife
Area.
++Yesterday, Hopper found 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Long Pond.
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) at
the Larimer County Landfill.
--On 12/9, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon
Community Park.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.

Adams County
--On 12/9, Bill Hutchinson relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen,
12/7) at the S. Platte River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). -On 12/8,
Claude Vallieres relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at
the South Platte Birding Area (near 74th avenue).  On 12/4, Stevens &
Kosten relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at
the South Platte River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 12/9, Jacob Washburn relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S
GEESE at Barr Lake State Park.
--On 12/8, Terry Michaels found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Lower Derby
Lake): 2 GREATER SCAUP, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & ROSS'S GOOSE.  On
12/7, Mele Avery found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  On 12/5, Vesely reported an
EASTERN TOWHEE along the north side of Marys Lake.

Pueblo County
--On 12/9, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown),
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
RED-NECKED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP.
--On 12/6, Duane Nelson found 2 TUNDRA SWAN at the wastewater treatment
pond along Hwy 50, 0.5 mile east of the Arkansas River.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67
& Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

Weld County
--On 12/6, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & 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.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Baca County
++Yesterday, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area
(main parking lot to end of path to creek).
++Yesterday, Leatherman found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Canyon
(blackberry patch w of the main Cottonwood Canyon road near the homestead).

Prowers County
--On 12/9, David Leatherman found an adult YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER south
of the stone building, Willow Creek Park.  On 12/8, Leatherman found:
juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 12/9, Leatherman found at Lamar Community College: NORTHERN CARDINAL &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Thompson, 10/28).
--On 12/9, Leatherman found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Riverside Cemetery in
Lamar.
--On 12/7, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Kiowa County
--On 12/7, David Dowell found one BONAPARTE'S GULL at Blue Lake.

Otero County
--On 12/5, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds
area): WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson/Grand Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found on Rabbit Ears Pass: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & BOREAL OWL.

Eagle County
++Yesterday, JoAnn Riggle relocated four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riggle, 12/6)
at Dotsero Ponds.

Jackson County
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found 18 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/9, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center)
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Park County
--On 12/9, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK
(Suddjian, 11/29), 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22), COMMON LOON &
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Suddjian, 12/2).
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.

Mesa County
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
--On 12/6, Ronda Woodward relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood,
12/1) (see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: Bald Eagle Hygiene Rd [1 Attachment]
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:33:39 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia Bald Eagle(s) are around more often. 
 
Subject: Boulder County Tundra Swan, Larimer Gulls and Owl
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:46:27 -0700
Hello birders,

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful day with a trip to Loveland. We stopped and 
saw the Tundra Swan on the trip to Lake Loveland. A Lesser Black backed Gull 
was at the north end. Nothing that we could call an Iceland Gull was at 
Horseshoe Lake. We did see another Lesser Black backed Gull, Thayer's Gull and 
a couple of Bonaparte's Gulls. Guess we should have stopped at nearby Boyd Lake 
as a Yellow billed Loon was reported there this afternoon. We watched sunset at 
Wellington Wildlife Area where a Short eared Owl flew around just after sunset. 
A Marsh Wren called from the cattails. 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; 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: Lesser Black-backed Gull, Arapahoe County; White-winged Crossbills & R osy Finches, Boulder County
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:39:47 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Glenn Walbek relocated two Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Stevens, 11/19) at Cherry 
Creek State Park. 


Boulder County
Philip Henson relocated five White-winged Crossbills (Kaempfer, 12/7) at Smith 
Park. 


Steve Mlodinow relocated three species of Rosy Finches (Shipley, 11/23) at 
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark. 


Mlodinow found at Terry Lake:
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Waltman, 12/8)
Thayer's Gulls (Waltman, 12/8)
Bonaparte's Gulls (Waltman, 12/8)

Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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
____________________________________________________________
What's your flood risk?
Find flood maps, interactive tools, FAQs, and agents in your area.
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5488afae4c6da2fae3f94st02vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 10, 2014
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:27:09 GMT
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, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose)
Arapahoe (Long-tailed Duck, Mew Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
Boulder (Tundra Swan, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Jefferson (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon)
El Paso (Northern Cardinal, White-winged Scoter)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Eastern Screech-Owl)
Pueblo (Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Black-legged Kittiwake, Great Black-backed 
Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Red-necked Grebe, Barrow's 
Goldeneye, Common Loon, Greater Scaup, White-throated Sparrow) 

Prowers (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Cardinal, White-throated Sparrow, 
Harris's Sparrow) 

 (Rosy Finches, Greater Sage-Grouse)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Bill Hutchinson relocated two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kris Petersen, 
12/7) at the S. Platte River Birding Area (north of 88th avenue). -On 12/8, 
Claude Vallieres relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the 
South Platte Birding Area (near 74th avenue). On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten 
relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South 
Platte River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue). 

++Yesterday, Jacob Washburn relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & ROSS'S 
GEESE at Barr Lake State Park. 

--On 12/8, Terry Michaels found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Lower Derby Lake): 2 
GREATER SCAUP, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & ROSS'S GOOSE. On 12/7, Mele Avery 
found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. On 12/5, Vesely reported an EASTERN TOWHEE along 
the north side of Marys Lake. 


Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Jed Hertz relocated LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), MEW GULL 
(Walbek, 11/28) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31) at Cherry Creek State 
Park. On 12/8, Glenn Walbek found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20), LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (King, 11/23), GLAUCOUS 
GULL (Stevens, 11/24). 

--On 12/8, Michael Kiessig found 21 GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park 
(Eaglerock Lake area). On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South 
Platte Park: GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 
11/26). 

--On 12/7, Matt Clark relocated a GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) at Aurora 
Reservoir. On 12/6, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found: SURF SCOTER (Stevens, 
11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 12/2), MEW GULL (Stevens, 11/19), 2 
THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky 9/26), 
ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter, 11/12). 

--On 12/8, Kenyon Moon found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTEDA GOOSE at Expo Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Dowell & Christian Nunes relocated the TUNDRA SWAN 
(Olmstead, 12/2) along Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River. 

++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/8, David Waltman found at Terry Lake: MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULL, 8 
BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. 

--On 12/7, Bill Kaempfer found six WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at Smith Park.
--On 12/7, Mark Miller and all relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at 
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23). 

--On 12/7, Ted Floyd found a SWAMP SPARROW at Greenlee Preserve/Waneka Lake.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at the 
Teller Lake # 5 windbreak. 


Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Merlynn Brown found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine 
Valley Ranch Park (Parkview Trr/100 yds/north/Strawberry Jack Trr). 

++Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) & 
COMMON LOON at Chatfield State Park. On 12/8, David Suddjian found: a HARRIS'S 
SPARROW (upstream/Kingfisher Bridge). 

--On 12/8, Suddjian found at Harriman Reservoir: 2 GREATER SCAUP (Hackos, 
11/22). 

--On 12/7, Art Hudak found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Reservoir (could be the 
Main Reservoir bird). On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE 
(LeMasters, 12/3) at Main Reservoir. 

--On 12/6, Bruce Snyder found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: an adult 
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 
12/2). Greg Hartman relocated the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14). On 12/1, Stevens 
relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17). 

--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY 
GROUSE (see directions on website). --On 11/25, Suddjian reported three 
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot. 


El Paso County
++Yesterday, Tyler Stuart found a female NORTHERN CARDINAL at Sondermann Park.
++Yesterday, Mel Goff relocated 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) at Big 
Johnson Reservoir. 

--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER 
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space. 


Larimer County
++Yesterday, Ken Pals relocated four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) at 
the Larimer County Landfill. 

++Yesterday, Kevin Keirn relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Spring Canyon 
Community Park. 

--On 12/8, Sue Riffe relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd Lake 
State Park. On 12/7, Komar found: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/11). 

--On 12/7, Komar found at Lake Loveland: BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow, 12/1), 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. On 
12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE (Mlodinow, 12/1) 

--On 12/7, Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: possible adult & juvenile ICELAND 
GULLS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 
11/11), BONAPARTE'S GULLS. 

--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the Zimmerman 
Lake Loop Trail. 

--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir. 

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY 
FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3), BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (may have flown), GREAT 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, RED-NECKED 
GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. Mel Goff added GREATER SCAUP. 

--On 12/6, Duane Nelson found 2 TUNDRA SWAN at the wastewater treatment pond 
along Hwy 50, 0.5 mile east of the Arkansas River. 

--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67 & 
Rampart Range Road. 

--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek Road, 
just east of Hwy 97. 

--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL 
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park. 

--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek Road, 
1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67. 


Weld County
--On 12/6, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL & 
THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23). 

--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir. 


Denver County
--On 12/5, Tina Jones relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10) at 
Fort Logan National Cemetery. 


SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found an adult YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER south of 
the stone building, Willow Creek Park. On 12/8, Leatherman found: juvenile 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER. 

++Yesterday, Leatherman found at Lamar Community College: NORTHERN CARDINAL & 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Thompson, 10/28). 

++Yesterday, Leatherman found a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Riverside Cemetery in 
Lamar. 

--On 12/7, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE 
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. 


Kiowa County
--On 12/7, David Dowell found one BONAPARTE'S GULL at Blue Lake.

Otero County
--On 12/5, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds area): 
WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL. 


NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER 
& EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER WREN. 

--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir. 


Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN CARDINAL, 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. 


MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 18 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the Colorado 
State Forest Visitor's Center. 

++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found a GREATER SAGE GROUSE at the Arapaho 
National Wildlife Refuge (first road west of Visitor's Center) 

--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER north 
of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14. 

--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags 
Campgrounds. 

--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the 
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass. 


Mesa County
--On 12/8, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at Connected 
Lakes State Park. On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. 

--On 12/6, Ronda Woodward relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood, 12/1) 
(see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN. 

--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at their 
Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions). 

--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado Golf 
Course. 


Eagle County
--On 12/6, JoAnn Riggle found four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Dotsero Ponds.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence River 
Park. 

--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel Drive, 
Canon City. 


Ouray County
--On 12/4, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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). 

NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72 from 
Kudu Trail). 

--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha 
Pass East Campgrounds. 


Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the 
Blue River Water Treatment Plant. 


Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & 
2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Caf feeders in Hot Sulphur Springs. 


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. 

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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

____________________________________________________________
Apple's Crazy New Gizmo
Forget the iPhone 6. Next hit Apple product leaked. (see picture)
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5488acd35d4952cd35b13st03vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Nunn Birds of Late/Weld
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Dec 2014 09:24:06 -0800
Weld CR 33 Prairie Dog Colony (btw 100/98)--been around all fall/winter for 
most part. Walking is best, you'll hear before you see. 

 Lapland Longspur - 5 At home Pine Siskin - 2--not exactly common out here :-)
 Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
 http://coloradobirder.ning.com/
 Mobile:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m
 

 

 

Subject: Tundra Swan at Hygiene
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:29:16 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia 
From 75th Street (in Hygiene) intersection with Hygiene Road, go west on 
Hygiene Road toward mountains,  past Crane Hollow road, across bridge, 
pond is on right. 

 
Subject: Barr Lake Adams County
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:25:20 -0700
Hello birding 

At Barr Lake State Park today
Greater White fronted Goose
Two Ross's Geese
Yellow rumped Warbler

Good birding!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Red-necked Grebe, Jefferson/Douglas Counties; Black-legged Kittiwake, Pueblo County
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:15:41 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
Terry Michaels relocated the Red-necked Grebe (Albright, 11/28) and Common 
Loons at Chatfield State Park. 


Pueblo County
Brandon Percival reports a Black-legged Kittiwake at the Pueblo Reservoir south 
marina. 


Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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

____________________________________________________________
What's your flood risk?
Find flood maps, interactive tools, FAQs, and agents in your area.
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/54874aa8981054aa85f39st03vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Boulder, El Paso & Jackson County Updates
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:49:08 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
David Dowell and Christian Nunes agree with Georgia Olmstead (12/2) that it is 
a Tundra Swan at the Hygiene Pond this morning. Others believe it is a 
Trumpeter Swan. Shows that the separation is not as simple as one might think. 


El Paso County
Tyler Stuart found a female Northern Cardinal at Sondermann Park this morning. 
(west side of the creek, just beyond the bridge near Beidleman Center) 


Jackson County
Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten report only eight Rosy Finches at the 
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center this morning. They did find a Greater 
Sage-Grouse at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. It was up the road going 
south, just west of the Visitor's Center. 


Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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

____________________________________________________________
Fast, Secure, NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband. Try it.
http://www.netzero.net/?refcd=NZINTISP0512T4GOUT2


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 9, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:38:00 -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 (Greater Scaup, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose, Barrow's
Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye,
Bonaparte's Gull, Mew Gull, Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Greater Scaup, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Boulder (Mew Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Trumpeter Swan)
Jefferson/Douglas (Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Common Loon,
Harris's Sparrow)
Larimer (Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Swamp Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Lower Derby
Lake): 2 GREATER SCAUP, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & ROSS'S GOOSE.  On
12/7, Mele Avery found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.  On 12/5, Vesely reported an
EASTERN TOWHEE along the north side of Marys Lake.
++Yesterday, Claude Vallieres relocated BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte Birding Area (near 74th
avenue).  On 12/7, Kris Petersen found 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South
Platte Birding Area (89th avenue pond).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten
relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the
South Platte River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
--On 12/6, Dave Hill found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE & 4 ROSS'S GEESE.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: MEW GULL
(Walbek, 11/28) & 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/20), 45+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31), LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (King, 11/23),
GLAUCOUS GULL (Stevens, 11/24).
++Yesterday, Michael Kiessig found 21 GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park
(Eaglerock Lake area).  On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South
Platte Park: GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe,
11/26).
--On 12/7, Matt Clark relocated a GLAUCOUS GULL (Walbek, 12/6) at Aurora
Reservoir. On 12/6, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found: SURF SCOTER
(Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 12/2), MEW GULL (Stevens,
11/19), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Petrosky 9/26), ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
11/12).
++Yesterday, Kenyon Moon found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTEDA GOOSE at Expo Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Waltman found at Terry Lake: MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULL, 8
BONAPARTE'S GULL & LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
++Yesterday, Carl Starace relocated a TRUMPETER SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River.
--On 12/7, Bill Kaempfer found six WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at Smith Park.
--On 12/7, Mark Miller and all relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 12/7, Ted Floyd found a SWAMP SPARROW at Greenlee Preserve/Waneka Lake.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Jim Hamm Park.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.
--On 12/6, John Tumasonis found a PINE WARBLER in Louisville (Ponderosas
behind the Cinebarre Theatre at Macaslin Blvd and Dillon Road).
--On 12/5, Robert Bates found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Marsh area of
Walden Ponds.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, David Suddjian found at Chatfield State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Albright, 11/28), 4 COMMON LOON & a HARRIS'S SPARROW (upstream/Kingfisher
Bridge).
++Yesterday, Suddjian found at Harriman Reservoir: 2 GREATER SCAUP (Hackos,
11/22).
--On 12/7, Art Hudak found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Reservoir (could be
the Main Reservoir bird).  On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3) at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Bruce Snyder found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: an
adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
(Madsen, 12/2).  Greg Hartman relocated the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14).
On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview Tr).
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd
Lake State Park.  On 12/7, Komar found: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar,
11/11).
--On 12/7, Komar found at Lake Loveland: BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow,
12/1), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE
(Mlodinow, 12/1)
--On 12/7, Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: possible adult & juvenile ICELAND
GULLS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Komar,
11/11), BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Komar found at the Larimer County Landfill: 5 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & 5 THAYER'S GULL (Mlodinow, 12/1).
--On 12/5, Komar found a THAYER'S GULL at Robert Benson Lake.

Douglas County
--On 12/7, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy 67
& Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

El Paso County
--On 12/7, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.
--On 12/6, Mark Peterson found at Big Johnson Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/5, Joel & Dale Adams found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: BLACK
SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) & SURF SCOTER (Maynard, 11/17).  On 12/4, John
Drummond relocated a MEW GULL (Peterson, 11/28).
--On 12/5, Lee Farese found a WINTER WREN at Sondermann Park.

Pueblo County
--On 12/7, Gloria Nikolai relocated a COMMON LOON at Pueblo Reservoir.  On
12/6,  Percival relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3)
below the Pueblo Reservoir dam.
--On 12/6, Duane Nelson found 2 TUNDRA SWAN at the wastewater treatment
pond along Hwy 50, 0.5 mile east of the Arkansas River.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 12/6, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 12/5, Tina Jones relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10)
at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found at Willow Creek Park: YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.
--On 12/7, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Kiowa County
--On 12/7, David Dowell found one BONAPARTE'S GULL at Blue Lake.

Otero County
--On 12/5, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds
area): WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 18 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/7, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, the Vollmars relocated a SWAMP SPARROW (Trappett, 12/7) at
Connected Lakes State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW.
--On 12/6, Ronda Woodward relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood,
12/1) (see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Eagle County
--On 12/6, JoAnn Riggle found four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Dotsero Ponds.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Ouray County
--On 12/4, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: Rocky Mountain Arsenal Adams County
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:21:39 -0700
Hello cobirders,

I searched for the Eastern Towhee for about two hours at Mary's Lake, Rocky 
Mountain Arsenal. Two Greater Scaup, Ross's Goose and Greater White fronted 
Goose on Lower Derby Lake. 


Yesterday I looked for the Winter Wren at the Great Lawn Park, Denver County, 
no luck. 


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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 8, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:48:14 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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

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

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

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Arapahoe (Mew Gull, Long-tailed Duck)
Boulder (White-winged Crossbill, Trumpeter Swan, Rosy Finches)
Douglas (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
El Paso (American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Jefferson/Douglas (Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Larimer (Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Greater White-fronted
Goose, possible Iceland Gulls, Thayer's Gull, White-winged Crossbill)
Pueblo (Common Loon)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe)
Kiowa (Bonaparte's Gull)
Jackson (Rosy Finches, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Eagle (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Mesa (Swamp Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Kris Petersen found 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the South Platte
Birding Area (89th avenue pond).  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte
River Birding Area (south of 88th avenue).
++Yesterday, Mele Avery found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal. On 12/5, Vesely reported an EASTERN TOWHEE at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal (floating boardwalk meets the Loop Trail)
--On 12/6, Dave Hill found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE & 4 ROSS'S GEESE.
--On 12/2, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Dowell
also reported a WINTER WREN.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: MEW GULL
(Walbek, 11/28) & 3 LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18).  On 12/6, Jonelle
Balais found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20), two THAYER'S GULL
(Stevens, 11/19) & 12+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31).  On 12/5,
Walbek relocated LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19).
--On 12/6, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South Platte Park: GREATER
SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26) at Cooley Lake,
South Platte Park.
--On 12/6, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Aurora Reservoir: SURF
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 12/2), MEW GULL
(Stevens, 11/19), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky 9/26), ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
11/12).  Glenn Walbek added a GLAUCOUS GULL.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer found six WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at Smith Park.
++Yesterday, Mark Miller and all relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
++Yesterday, Sue Riffe relocated a TRUMPETER SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McIntosh Lake.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Jim Hamm Park.
--On 12/6, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.
--On 12/6, John Tumasonis found a PINE WARBLER in Louisville (Ponderosas
behind the Cinebarre Theatre at Macaslin Blvd and Dillon Road).
--On 12/5, Robert Bates found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Marsh area of
Walden Ponds.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Dean Shoup relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Hwy
67 & Rampart Range Road.
--On 12/6, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
--On 12/6, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Leonard & Joy Lake relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
(Tonnessen, 12/2) at Blodgett Peak Open Space.
--On 12/6, Mark Peterson found at Big Johnson Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/5, Joel & Dale Adams found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: BLACK
SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) & SURF SCOTER (Maynard, 11/17).  On 12/4, John
Drummond relocated a MEW GULL (Peterson, 11/28).
--On 12/5, Lee Farese found a WINTER WREN at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/4, Linda Hodges relocated a VARIED THRUSH (Rudin, 12/2) at a
Colorado Springs yard (719-575-9552).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Jed Hertz found at Chatfield State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Albright, 11/28) & 2 COMMON LOON.
++Yesterday, Art Hudak found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on East Reservoir (could
be the Main Reservoir bird).  On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3) at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Bruce Snyder found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: an
adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
(Madsen, 12/2).  Greg Hartman relocated the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14).
On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview Tr).
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional
Park (Hinds Lake).
--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Komar found at Lake Loveland: BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow,
12/1), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Dixie Smith, 10/31) & GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE
(Mlodinow, 12/1)
++Yesterday, Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: possible adult & juvenile
ICELAND GULLS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Britten, 11/14), 2 THAYER'S GULL
(Komar, 11/11), BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
++Yesterday, Komar found at Boyd Lake State Park: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
(Komar, 11/11) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL at the
Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail.
--On 12/6, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.
--On 12/6, Komar found at the Larimer County Landfill: 5 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & 5 THAYER'S GULL (Mlodinow, 12/1).
--On 12/5, Komar found a THAYER'S GULL at Robert Benson Lake.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Gloria Nikolai relocated a COMMON LOON at Pueblo Reservoir.
On 12/6,  Percival relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith,
12/3) below the Pueblo Reservoir dam.
--On 12/6, Duane Nelson found 2 TUNDRA SWAN at the wastewater treatment
pond along Hwy 50, 0.5 mile east of the Arkansas River.
--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee
area).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 12/6, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 12/5, Tina Jones relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10)
at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Kiowa County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found one BONAPARTE'S GULL at Blue Lake.

Otero County
--On 12/5, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds
area): WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg
Wayside Rest Stop.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express
Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11),
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON.

Logan County
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 18 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Jackson Trappett found a SWAMP SPARROW at Connected Lakes
State Park.  On 12/6, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
--On 12/6, Ronda Woodward relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood,
12/1) (see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Eagle County
--On 12/6, JoAnn Riggle found four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Dotsero Ponds.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Ouray County
--On 12/4, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, David Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Antero Reservoir.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: 18 TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), 4 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), 40 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 1 BLACK ROSY FINCH.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.
--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: December's "Colorado Field Notes"
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:37:29 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Presently I am sending out December's "Colorado Field Notes". Please be patient 
as I have no help; everyone is out birding. This month's issue includes: 


Birding Spot of the Month: Metro Open Spaces
Gull ID Refresher
Swan Identification (several present swans in Colorado are questioned).
Winter Finch Forecast 2014-2015)
State Of Birds and Birding Continued
Additional Photos
Uncommon Bird Sightings November, 2014
Colorado Statewide Bird Trips December, 2014

Where has this year gone? It's that time of year, to renew your subscription to 
"Colorado Field Notes". No other Colorado publication is packed each month with 
several hundred pages of information about Colorado birding locations, 
identification tips, monthly uncommon bird sightings, Colorado Bird Records 
Board announcements, and more! 


see examples at:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net/coloradofieldnotes.htm

We offer two options:
1. Download a copy of "Colorado Field Notes" from the internet each month.
Subscription is $12/year
(All Subscriptions start at first of year.
Subscribing anytime during the year, you receive that years issues.)

2. Continue to receive "Colorado Field Notes" on disks each month
Subscription is $30/year
(Our costs are about $44/year per subscription on disk and postage keeps going 
up). 


Please send check or money order to:

Colorado Birding Society
P.O. Box 440813
Aurora, CO 80044

Please include telephone number and email address if you have one.
If we need to contact you, snail mail is slooooooow.

For further information contact Sue Ehlmann:
sueehlmann AT juno.com
____________________________________________________________
The #1 Worst Carb Ever?
Click to Learn #1 Carb that Kills Your Blood Sugar (Don't Eat 
This!) 

http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5485396ec4bb2396e2ee4st04vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Larimer (Iceland Gull+), Boulder (White winged Crossbill, Trumpeter Sw an), Jackson (Rosy Finches+)
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 20:01:57 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Boulder County
Bill Kaempfer found a White winged Crossbill at Smith Park.
Sue Riffe found a Trumpeter Swan along Crane Hollow Road (probably the Hygiene 
Road swan)? 


Larimer County
Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake:
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black backed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Bonaparte's Gulls (13)

Komar found at Lake Loveland:
Bonaparte's Gull
Greater White fronted Goose

Jackson County
Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten found at the Colorado State Forest Visitor's 
Center 

Rosy Finches (no black)
Three toed Woodpecker, north of hwy 14

Last Night they relocated a Boreal Owl up Ruby Jewell Road 
No Flammulated Owls (not expected this time of year)

Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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
____________________________________________________________
The #1 Worst Carb Ever?
Click to Learn #1 Carb that Kills Your Blood Sugar (Don't Eat 
This!) 

http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5484b23d364f9323d64d6st01vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 7, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 05:26:37 -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 (Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose)
Arapahoe (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's
Gull, Mew Gull, Greater Scaup, Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Surf Scoter, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Glaucous Gull)
Douglas (Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl)
El Paso (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck)
Jefferson/Douglas (Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Fox
Sparrow, Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon)
Larimer (Red-necked Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Pueblo (Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Tundra Swan)
Weld (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull)
Jackson (Rosy Finches)
Mesa (Tundra Swan, White-throated Sparrow)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Dave Hill found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & 4 ROSS'S GEESE.
--On 12/5, Vesely reported an EASTERN TOWHEE at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
(floating boardwalk meets the Loop Trail)
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte River Birding Area.
--On 12/2, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Dowell
also reported a WINTER WREN.

Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Jonelle Balais found at Cherry Creek State Park: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20), two LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), two
THAYER'S GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & 12+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31).
Glenn Walbek added a MEW GULL (Walbek, 11/28).  On 12/5, Walbek relocated
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19).
++Yesterday, Terry Michaels found at Cooley Lake, South Platte Park:
GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) & BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26) at
Cooley Lake, South Platte Park.
++Yesterday, Michaels found GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Michaels found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McLellan
Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons found at Aurora Reservoir: SURF
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 12/2), MEW GULL
(Stevens, 11/19), 2 THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL (Petrosky 9/26), ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Sheeter,
11/12).  Glenn Walbek added a GLAUCOUS GULL.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Bill Kaempfer and all relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES
at Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
++Yesterday, Kaempfer relocated a TRUMPETER SWAN (Olmstead, 12/2) along
Hygiene Road, east of the St. Vrain River.
++Yesterday, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at McIntosh Lake.
++Yesterday, Kaempfer found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Jim Hamm Park.
++Yesterday, Kaempfer found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Valmont Reservoir.
++Yesterday, John Tumasonis found a PINE WARBLER in Louisville (Ponderosas
behind the Cinebarre Theatre at Macaslin Blvd and Dillon Road).
--On 12/5, Robert Bates found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Marsh area of
Walden Ponds.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Douglas County
++Yesterday, Kathy Mihm-Dunning found 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Pine Creek
Road, just east of Hwy 97.
++Yesterday, Dean Shoup and all relocated 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/3) at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Hwy 67.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Mark Peterson found at Big Johnson Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Drummond, 11/14) & LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14).
--On 12/5, Joel & Dale Adams found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: BLACK
SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) & SURF SCOTER (Maynard, 11/17).  On 12/4, John
Drummond relocated a MEW GULL (Peterson, 11/28).
--On 12/5, Lee Farese found a WINTER WREN at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/4, Linda Hodges relocated a VARIED THRUSH (Rudin, 12/2) at a
Colorado Springs yard (719-575-9552).
--On 12/2, David Tonnessen found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Bruce Snyder found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: an
adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
(Madsen, 12/2).  Greg Hartman relocated the FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14).
On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
++Yesterday, Mihm-Dunning found at Chatfield State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Albright, 11/28) & 2 COMMON LOON.
--On 12/5, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters, 12/3)
at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview Tr).
--On 12/3, Gerald Baines reported a PINE WARBLER at Belmar Historic Park.
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional
Park (Hinds Lake).
--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Wade found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Rawhide Reservoir.  -On
12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated 7 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18); not
reported on 12/6.
++Yesterday, Komar found at the Larimer County Landfill: 5 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & 5 THAYER'S GULL (Mlodinow, 12/1).
--On 12/5, Komar found a THAYER'S GULL at Robert Benson Lake.
--On 12/5, Komar relocated 61 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd Lake
State Park.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE (Mlodinow, 12/1) &
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow, 12/1) at Lake Loveland.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade,
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area.  On 12/2, David Leatherman heard:
WINTER WREN (see directions).
--On 12/3, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Bankert, 11/1).
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Duane Nelson found 2 TUNDRA SWAN at the wastewater treatment
pond along Hwy 50, 0.5 mile east of the Arkansas River.
++Yesterday,  Percival relocated GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES
(Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3) below the Pueblo Reservoir dam.  On 12/2, Percival
found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL,
PACIFIC LOON (Stulp:Thompson, 11/19) & COMMON LOON. On 11/29, Paul Hurtado
found at Pueblo Reservoir: GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17).
--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee
area).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL & THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Denver County
--On 12/5, Tina Jones relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10)
at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
--On 12/5, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Otero County
--On 12/5, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds
area): WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER,
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP.

Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg
Wayside Rest Stop.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express
Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11),
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON.

Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red
Lion Wildlife Area.
--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 18 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
--On 12/5, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Mesa County
++Yesterday, Ronda Woodward relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood,
12/1) (see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.
++Yesterday, Carol Ortenzio found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Connected
Lakes State Park.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Ouray County
--On 12/4, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, David Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Antero Reservoir.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: 18 TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), 4 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), 40 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 1 BLACK ROSY FINCH.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.
--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: Aurora Reservoir
From: "Jacob Washburn jacobwdu AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 23:08:17 -0700
Hello birding people,

Ray Simmons and paid the outrageous Aurora Reservoir fee and circled the 
reservoir Saturday. The nice day brought too many fisherman out. Birding was 
pretty good. We found a few rare gulls among the hordes of Ring-billed Gulls. 
The adult Mew Gull was on the shore at the mile 1.0 cove. California Gulls, 
Herring Gulls and a Thayer's Gull were here also. A Lesser Black-backed Gull 
was in the 3.0 mile cove. One of the Surf Scoters was here too. 


Out on the reservoir, we found another Lesser Black backed Gull, Barrow's 
Goldeneye, Ross's Goose, Snow Geese, Western Grebes, Ruddy Ducks and hundreds 
of White cheeked Geese. 


Another Thayer's Gull or two were at the Scuba Beach area. Plenty of Coots swam 
around there. 


Gulls come and go all day. They fly toward the DADS dump. An adult Bald Eagle 
was in the cottonwood below the dam. 


Nice day for December!

Jacob Washburn
Near DU campus, Denver


Subject: Arapahoe County Reservoirs
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:34:47 -0700
Hello birders,

I scoped several reservoirs in southwest Arapahoe County today. Greater Scaup 
and a Barrow's Goldeneye are still on Cooley Lake part of South Platte Park. 


A Spotted Sandpiper walked along the S. Platte River, north of Mineral Avenue. 
Later late for this one. 


Another Greater Scaup was on South Platte Park Reservoir, another part of South 
Platte Park. 


McLellan Reservoir had a Lesser Black-backed Gull, no rare ducks.

Good birding!

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

Terry Michaels, Vice-President, Colorado Birding Society
Centennial, 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: Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld & Jackson Counties 12/6/2014
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 19:23:25 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Jonelle Balais found at Cherry Creek State Park:
White-winged Scoter (Stevens, 11/20)
Long-tailed Duck (2, Hopping, 11/18)
Thayer's Gull (Stevens, 11/19)
Bonaparte's Gulls (Petrosky, 10/31)

Wendy Wibbens relocated four Greater Scaup (Petersen, 12/1) at Cooley Lake, 
South Platte Park. 


Larimer County
Hopper found a Red-necked Grebe at Rawhide Reservoir. No Tundra Swans reported. 


Pueblo County
Brandon Percival relocated 25 Gray-crowned Rosy Finches (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3) 
below the Pueblo Reservoir dam. 


Weld County
Steve Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir:
Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 Thayer's Gulls (Manwaring, 10/23)

Jackson County
Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten relocated 18 Rosy Finches (Stevens:Kosten, 
12/5) at the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center. 


Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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
____________________________________________________________
Apple's Crazy New Gizmo
Forget the iPhone 6. Next hit Apple product leaked. (see picture)
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/548357d9cba7d57d91c25st01vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 6, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:02:15 -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 (Mew Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed
Duck, Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Rosy Finches, Winter Wren)
Denver (Greater White-fronted Goose)
El Paso (Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Winter Wren)
Jefferson (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Larimer (Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull)
Prowers (Red-necked Grebe, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Otero (Winter Wren, Western Screech-Owl)
Jackson (Rosy Finches, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Glenn Walbek found at Cherry Creek State Park: four
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), MEW GULL (Walbek, 11/28), LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19),  two THAYER'S GULL (Stevens, 11/19).
On 11/3, Alec Hopping relocated a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20) &
12+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky, 10/31).
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping relocated a GREATER SCAUP (Petersen, 12/1) at
Cooley Lake, South Platte Park.  On 12/2, Tom Williams found a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26).
--On 12/2, Richard Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK,
SURF SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, MEW GULL (Stevens:Cryder,
11/15), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28).
--On 12/2, Kris Petersen found a GREATER SCAUP at Ketring Lake.
--On 11/29, Terry Michaels relocated a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Sampson, 11/9)
at Willow Creek Open Space.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
++Yesterday, Robert Bates found a WINTER WREN at Cottonwood Marsh area of
Walden Ponds.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Denver County
++Yesterday, Tina Jones relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak,
11/10) at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, Joel & Dale Adams found at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park: BLACK
SCOTER (Maynard, 11/15) & SURF SCOTER (Maynard, 11/17).  On 12/4, John
Drummond relocated a MEW GULL (Peterson, 11/28).
++Yesterday, Lee Farese found a WINTER WREN at Sondermann Park.
--On 12/4, Linda Hodges relocated a VARIED THRUSH (Rudin, 12/2) at a
Colorado Springs yard (719-575-9552).
--On 12/2, David Tonnessen found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Isaac LeMasters relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (LeMasters,
12/3) at Main Reservoir.
--On 12/4, Luis Matheus relocated an adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C.
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 12/3, Mark
Chavez found: a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2). On 12/1, Stevens
relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview Tr).
--On 12/3, Gerald Baines reported a PINE WARBLER at Belmar Historic Park.
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional
Park (Hinds Lake).
--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 12/1, Suddjian relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/29, Devin Hefferon found: COMMON LOONS. On
11/28, Michaels added: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/25) &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Nick Komar found a THAYER'S GULL at Robert Benson Lake.
++Yesterday, Komar relocated 61 BONAPARTE'S GULL (Dowell, 10/21) at Boyd
Lake State Park.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated 7 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18) at
Rawhide Reservoir.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE (Mlodinow, 12/1) &
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow, 12/1).
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade,
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area.  On 12/2, David Leatherman heard:
WINTER WREN (see directions).
--On 12/4 Mlodinow found at Larimer County Landfill: 6 THAYER'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 12/1) & 18 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26).
--On 12/3, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Bankert, 11/1).
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.

Adams County
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte River Birding Area.
--On 12/2, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Dowell
also reported a WINTER WREN.

Pueblo County
--On 12/4, Percival relocated ROSY FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3) below
the Pueblo Reservoir dam.  On 12/2, Percival found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 5
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON (Stulp:Thompson,
11/19) & COMMON LOON. On 11/29, Paul Hurtado found at Pueblo Reservoir:
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17).
--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee
area).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riffe,
11/17) & 3 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.

Douglas County
--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Decker Road.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Prowers County
++Yesterday, Janeal Thompson found at North Lake Park: RED-NECKED GREBE
(Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) & two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Otero County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Rocky Ford Wildlife Area (Ryan's Ponds
area): WINTER WREN & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL.

Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER,
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP.

Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg
Wayside Rest Stop.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express
Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11),
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON.

Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red
Lion Wildlife Area.
--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Jackson County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten found 14 ROSY FINCHES (no Black) at the
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL just west of Cameron Pass.
--On 12/4, Stevens & Kosten relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the Crags
Campgrounds.
--On 10/20, Kosten & Ehlmann relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
north of the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center & Hwy 14.
--On 10/11, Stevens & Kosten heard a BOREAL OWL 400 yards northwest of the
restroom pullover at Cameron Pass.

Fremont County
--On 12/4, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Mesa County
--On 12/4, the Vollmars relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood, 12/1)
(see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.  On 12/1, Henwood found 5 BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/27, Ortenzio relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected
Lakes State Park.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Ouray County
--On 12/4, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, David Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Antero Reservoir.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: 18 TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), 4 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), 40 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 1 BLACK ROSY FINCH.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.
--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: Denver, El Paso, Larimer & Jackson County Updates
From: "'sueehlmann AT juno.com' sueehlmann@juno.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:32:27 GMT
Hello cobirders,

Denver County
Tina Jones relocated Greater White-fronted Goose (Hudak, 11/10) at Fort Logan 
National Cemetery. 


El Paso County
Lee Farese heard a Winter Wren in the willows along the creek, north of the 
chain gate at Sondermann Park. 


Larimer County
Jim Nelson found a female Greater Scaup on Lake Estes.
Nick Komar relocated 61 Bonaparte's Gulls at Boyd Lake State Park.

Jackson County
Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten found 14 Rosy Finches this morning at the 
Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center. No Black Rosy Finches were among them. 
They also relocated an American Three-toed Woodpecker across Hwy 14, north of 
the Visitor's Center. 


Good Birding!

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

Sue Ehlmann, CoBus & RMORC Project Director
Brighton, 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


____________________________________________________________
What's your flood risk?
Find flood maps, interactive tools, FAQs, and agents in your area.
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5482169ab3f86169a0c6est01vuc


------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Lake Estes, Larimer Co. -- G.W. Teal, Greater Scaup, Dipper 12/4
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:58:10 -0600 (CST)
Finishing a nice early winter trip to Colorado, I birded around Lake Estes in 
Estes Park, Larimer County, Thursday afternoon. Among the waterfowl lingering 
on the Lake were a nice pair of Green-winged Teal, a female Greater Scaup, a 
pair of Common Mergansers, and 5 Common Goldeneye. I also had an American 
Dipper flying up and down the Big Thompson near where it enters the Lake, and a 
Belted Kingfisher patrolling the Lake. 



At our vacation home here in Estes Park this morning we had 40 Wild Turkey in 
the back feeding under the bird feeders. Quite a sight! 



Jim Nelson
Bethesda, Maryland

-- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Colorado Birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to cobirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to cobirds AT googlegroups.com.
To view this discussion on the web visit 
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/17208448.100355.1417798690535.JavaMail.root%40vms170025.mailsrvcs.net. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Lake Estes, Larimer Co. -- G.W. Teal, Greater Scaup, Dipper 12/4
From: "Jim Nelson Kingfishers2 AT verizon.net [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:58:10 -0600 (CST)
Finishing a nice early winter trip to Colorado, I birded around Lake Estes in 
Estes Park, Larimer County, Thursday afternoon. Among the waterfowl lingering 
on the Lake were a nice pair of Green-winged Teal, a female Greater Scaup, a 
pair of Common Mergansers, and 5 Common Goldeneye. I also had an American 
Dipper flying up and down the Big Thompson near where it enters the Lake, and a 
Belted Kingfisher patrolling the Lake. 



At our vacation home here in Estes Park this morning we had 40 Wild Turkey in 
the back feeding under the bird feeders. Quite a sight! 



Jim Nelson
Bethesda, Maryland


------------------------------------
Posted by: Jim Nelson 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 5, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:58:03 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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

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

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

Reports added for today:
Adams (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Boulder (Rosy Finches)
Jefferson (Golden-crowned Sparrow)
El Paso (Mew Gull, Varied Thrush)
Larimer (Tundra Swan, Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Greater
White-fronted Goose, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Pueblo (Rosy Finches)
Fremont (Red-headed Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned Sparrow)
Jackson (Boreal Owl)
Mesa (Costa's Hummingbird)
Ouray (Common Loon)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/12) at the South Platte River Birding Area.
--On 12/2, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Dowell
also reported a WINTER WREN.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, Andrew McGann relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Luis Matheus relocated an adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C.
Johnson, 11/1) behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.  On 12/3, Mark
Chavez found: a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2). On 12/1, Stevens
relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17).
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Pine
Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview Tr).
--On 12/3, Isaac LeMasters found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Main Reservoir.
--on 12/3, Gerald Baines reported a PINE WARBLER at Belmar Historic Park.
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional
Park (Hinds Lake).
--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 12/1, Suddjian relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/29, Devin Hefferon found: COMMON LOONS. On
11/28, Michaels added: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/25) &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, John Drummond relocated a MEW GULL (Peterson, 11/28) at
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park.
++Yesterday, Linda Hodges relocated a VARIED THRUSH (Rudin, 12/2) at a
Colorado Springs yard (719-575-9552).
--On 12/2, David Tonnessen found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Blodgett Peak Open Space.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated 7 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18)
at Rawhide Reservoir.
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated RED-NECKED GREBE (Mlodinow, 12/1) &
BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow, 12/1).
++Yesterday, Stevens & Kosten relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade,
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area.  On 12/2, David Leatherman heard:
WINTER WREN (see directions).
++Yesterday Mlodinow found at Larimer County Landfill: 6 THAYER'S GULL
(Mlodinow, 12/1) & 18 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26).
--On 12/3, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Bankert, 11/1).
--On 12/1, Ken Pals found at Boyd Lake State Park: COMMON LOON (Komar,
11/16), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Dowell, 10/21).
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival relocated ROSY FINCHES (Sandstrom-Smith, 12/3) below
the Pueblo Reservoir dam.  On 12/2, Percival found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 5
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON (Stulp:Thompson,
11/19) & COMMON LOON. On 11/29, Paul Hurtado found at Pueblo Reservoir:
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17).
--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee
area).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Arapahoe County
--On 12/3, Alec Hopping found at Cherry Creek State Park: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20) & two LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & 12+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky,
10/31).
--On 12/2, Richard Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK,
SURF SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, MEW GULL (Stevens:Cryder,
11/15), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28).
--On 12/2, Tom Williams found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26) at South
Platte Park.
--On 12/2, Kris Petersen found a GREATER SCAUP at Ketring Lake.
--On 12/1, Petersen found five GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park.
--On 11/29, Terry Michaels relocated a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Sampson, 11/9)
at Willow Creek Open Space.

Weld County
--On 12/3, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riffe,
11/17) & 3 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.

Douglas County
--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Decker Road.

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER,
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP.

Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25).

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg
Wayside Rest Stop.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express
Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11),
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON.

Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red
Lion Wildlife Area.
--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Fremont County
++Yesterday, Rich Miller found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Florence
River Park.
--On 12/3, Rich Miller relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

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


Mesa County
++Yesterdayt, the Vollmars relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood,
12/1) (see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.  On 12/1, Henwood found 5 BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/27, Ortenzio relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected
Lakes State Park.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Ouray County
++Yesterday, Coen Dexter found a Common Loon at Ridgway State Park.

Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 12/3, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Park County
--On 12/2, David Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Antero Reservoir.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: 18 TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), 4 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), 40 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 1 BLACK ROSY FINCH.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.
--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Garfield County
--On 11/30, JoAnn Riggle found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 3 BLACK SCOTER
(Vollmar, 11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dunning, 11/17) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Dunning, 11/17).  Rob Norville added a COMMON LOON.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: Tundra Swan
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:58:00 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia The Tundra Swan is still at Hygiene Rd. Hygiene, Boulder County. 
Subject: More politics, delete if not interested
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:42:42 -0700
Hello birders,

While on political subjects, here is another.  Would hate to see Pawnee
National Grasslands covered by Fracking wells.  The birds will not like it
either.

We have attended two meetings in the past.  Sadly it has not realized a lot
of positive results.

Terry Michaels
Centennial, CO

------------------------------------

For those interested ... Pawnee National Grasslands is a recognized
"important birding area" ... facing new impacts as you'll read.  Alert
email i received this morning:

Dear Interested Party,



The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland,
is proposing to make a leasing decision on the Pawnee National Grassland,
Weld County, Colorado. The Forest Service has prepared a Final
Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for this
project and is providing opportunity for objection.



The Draft ROD informs the public of the decision the Forest Service is
leaning toward, which is to select Alternative 3-No Surface Occupancy
Alternative (NSO Alternative). This decision (if approved) will continue to
make nearly all federal unleased lands on the PNG available for oil and gas
leasing—approximately 100,000 acres. The only lands unavailable for leasing
on the PNG will be the Pawnee Buttes and Crow Valley Campground areas—2,980
acres.  This proposed decision will require that a No Surface Occupancy
stipulation (NSO stipulation) be included on any future federal leases on
these lands (see Attachment A of the ROD). The NSO stipulation will
prohibit wells and well pads from being located on these lands.



The legal notice in the Fort Collins Coloradoan was published today,
December 4.  This begins a 45-day Objection Period which will end on Tuesday
January 20. This is because the 45th day ends on a Sunday and the following
Monday is a Federal holiday.  Only those who commented on the Draft EIS
have standing to object.  For objection procedures, see the Draft ROD.  For
questions concerning the Final EIS or Draft ROD, contact Tom Ford at
970-295-6601 or tford01 AT fs.fed.us.



The documents are available online at:
www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/PNGLeasingAnalysis

 

(click
on Project Documents).


Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.ning.com/

Mobile:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m
Subject: Fwd: Concerned about birds
From: "Terry Michaels tmcolorado AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:34:54 -0700
Hello birders,

Here's an interesting thought!

Terry Michaels
Centennial, CO
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: - Rayopt - 
Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Concerned about birds
To: tmcolorado AT gmail.com


Hello Terry,

I live East of Colorado Springs which is where Next Era Energy wants to put
up a wind farm.  I don't like the idea that wind farms kill birds.
*Globally* it may amount to a billion birds per year. If that seems too
high then add in auto collisions, pesticides, deforestation and house cats.
Then you definitely have *at least* one billion bird fatalities per year,
possibly more.
Check this out:

http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/us-windfarms-kill-10-20-times-more-than-previously-thought.html 


What do I think birds do for us ? The small ones eat insect pests and the
large ones eat rodents. Insects and rodents can spread disease. If the bird
population declines too much the natural balance we have will be upset and
we may end up with a disastrous pandemic. This isn't science fiction. It
could happen.

The people who oppose this proposed wind farm have made an on line petition
for others to sign. I'm a bit disappointed that it doesn't mention birds.
Perhaps it can be amended. In the meantime would you please sign it and ask
others to do so ? I would truly appreciate it. The site it comes from will
send you some other petition later, but you can easily opt out if you
choose. There will be no requests for donations. Just need some back up
here. Here's the link:


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/529/721/453/calhan-wind-fraud-this-wind-farm-plan-does-not-benefit-anyone-inclusive/ 


Thank you very much for your time,

Alan Raycraft,  Calhan,  CO   :-)          P.S. See the grim cartoon I made
below



​
Subject: Adams, Jefferson, Larimer & Pueblo Counties
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:52:53 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Adams County
Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten relocated a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes
at the South Platte Birding Area.

Jefferson County
Luis Matheus relocated the adult Golden-crowned Sparrow (C. Johnson, 11/1)
behind the Red Rocks Park trading post.

Larimer County
Stevens and Kosten relocated Tundra Swans (Leatherman, 11/18) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
Stevens and Kosten relocated the Red-necked Grebe (Mlodinow, 12/1) &
Bonaparte's Gulls.
Stevens and Kosten relocated Greater White-fronted Goose (Wade, 11/27) at
Prospect Ponds Natural Area.

Pueblo County
Brandon Percival relocated Rosy Finches (Sandstrom-Smith) below the Pueblo
Reservoir dam.

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots 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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 4, 2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 04:05:03 -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:
Arapahoe (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Bonaparte's Gull, Greater Scaup)
Boulder (Rosy Finches)
El Paso (Varied Thrush, American Three-toed Woodpecker)
Jefferson (American Three-toed Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Sparrow,
White-throated Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Larimer (Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Greater
White-fronted Goose, Red-necked Grebe, Tundra Swan)
Pueblo (Rosy Finches)
Weld (Red-necked Grebe)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Park (Common Loon, Tundra Swan, Greater Scaup, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch,
Black Rosy Finch)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Alec Hopping found at Cherry Creek State Park: WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20) & two LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 11/18), LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & 12+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Petrosky,
10/31).
--On 12/2, Richard Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK,
SURF SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, MEW GULL (Stevens:Cryder,
11/15), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULL (Dowell,
10/28).
--On 12/2, Tom Williams found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26) at South
Platte Park.
--On 12/2, Kris Petersen found a GREATER SCAUP at Ketring Lake.
--On 12/1, Petersen found five GREATER SCAUP at South Platte Park.
--On 11/29, Terry Michaels relocated a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Sampson, 11/9)
at Willow Creek Open Space.

Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Waltman relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at
Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23).
--On 11/29, Scott Severs found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Golden
Ponds.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at
the Teller Lake # 5 windbreak.

El Paso County
++Yesterday, John Drummond relocated a VARIED THRUSH (Rudin, 12/2) at a
Colorado Springs yard (719-575-9552).
--On 12/2, David Tonnessen found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Blodgett Peak Open Space.
--On 11/30, Mark Peterson relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14) at
Big Johnson Reservoir.  Peterson saw a possible WESTERN GULL fly away.  On
11/29, Burney found: GREATER SCAUP (Tonnessen, 11/1), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Drummond,11/14) & COMMON LOON.  On 11/28, Mel Goff found BONAPARTE'S GULL
(Nikolai, 10/31).
--On 11/29, Christopher Burney relocated a SURF SCOTER at Prospect Lake,
Memorial Park.  On 11/28, Mark Peterson found: MEW GULL, & BLACK SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15).  On 11/25, Michael San Miguel found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(Maynard, 11/15).

Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Petrosky and all found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at
Pine Valley Ranch Park (above Strawberry Jack switchbacks, west of Parkview
Tr).
++Yesterday, Mark Chavez found behind the Red Rocks Park trading post: a
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Madsen, 12/2) and adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C.
Johnson, 11/1). On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan,
11/17).
++Yesterday, Isaac LeMasters found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Main Reservoir.
--on 12/3, Gerald Baines reported a PINE WARBLER at Belmar Historic Park.
--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building
#6, Denver West Office Complex.
--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional
Park (Hinds Lake).
--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 12/1, Suddjian relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) at
Chatfield State Park.  On 11/29, Devin Hefferon found: COMMON LOONS. On
11/28, Michaels added: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/25) &
BONAPARTE'S GULL.
--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL &
DUSKY GROUSE (see directions on website).  --On 11/25, Suddjian reported
three NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot.

Larimer County
++Yesterday, Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
(Britten, 11/14), THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Bankert, 11/1).
++Yesterday, Tom & Mary France relocated GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Wade,
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area.  On 12/2, David Leatherman heard:
WINTER WREN (see directions).
++Yesterday, Norm Lewis found at Lake Loveland: RED-NECKED GREBE (Mlodinow,
12/1) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Mlodinow, 12/1).
++Yesterday, Lewis relocated 7 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18) at Rawhide
Reservoir.
--On 12/1, Ken Pals found at Boyd Lake State Park: COMMON LOON (Komar,
11/16), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS
(Dowell, 10/21).
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Larimer County Landfill: 4 THAYER'S GULL,
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Scott Baron relocated three BONAPARTE'S GULL (Baron, 10/29) at
Equalizer Lake.
--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Hertha Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Carter Lake.
--On 11/28, Sean Walters found at Running Deer Natural Area: SWAMP SPARROW
& HARRIS'S SPARROW.

Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Pearl Sandstrom-Smith found 80+ ROSY FINCHES below the Pueblo
Reservoir dam.  On 12/2, Percival found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 5 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON (Stulp:Thompson, 11/19) &
COMMON LOON. On 11/29, Paul Hurtado found at Pueblo Reservoir: GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17).
--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee
area).
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain
Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Lewis found a RED-NECKED GREBE at Windsor Lake.
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riffe,
11/17) & 3 THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23).
--On 11/28, Mlodinow found at Windsor Reservoir: 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, 5 THAYER'S GULL (Wade, 11/23) & a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir.

Adams County
--On 12/2, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Dowell
also reported a WINTER WREN.
--On 11/20, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 11/12)
at the South Platte Birding Area (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 11/30, Dean Shoup relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak,
11/10) at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
--On 11/29, Matthew Baker found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Sloan's
Lake.

Douglas County
--On 11/27, Joe Roller relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Kibbe, 11/17) on Aurora
Rampart Reservoir.
--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS.
--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek
Road, 1.0-1.5 miles south of Decker Road.

Las Animas County
--On 11/25, Gwen Moore found at Trinidad State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE (Rich
Miller, 11/22) & COMMON LOON (R. Miller, 11/22).

SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER,
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP.

Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25).

Prowers County
--On 11/27, Sue Riffe relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson, 11/15)
at North Lake Park, Lamar.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.  On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER
WREN.
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
(Stevens:Ehlmann, 11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir.

Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg
Wayside Rest Stop.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express
Wildlife Area.

Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11),
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON.
--On 11/27, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Gwen Moore) at Prewitt Reservoir.

Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red
Lion Wildlife Area.
--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN
CARDINAL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Clear Creek/Summit Counties
++Yesterday, Petrosky and all relocated six 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).
NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Mesa County
--On 12/2, the Vollmars relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood, 12/1)
(see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN.  On 12/1, Henwood found 5 BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE.
--On 11/27, Ortenzio relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected
Lakes State Park.
--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at
their Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions).
--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado
Golf Course.

Park County
--On 12/2, David Suddjian found a COMMON LOON at Antero Reservoir.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: 18 TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), 4 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), 40 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 1 BLACK ROSY FINCH.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found ROSY FINCHES at CR 60 and Hwy 285.
--On 12/2, Suddjian found a VARIED THRUSH along CR 72 (one mile down CR 72
from Kudu Trail).
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11).
--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha
Pass East Campgrounds.
--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at
the Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

Fremont County
--On 11/30, David Tonnessen found at Pathfinder Regional Park: LEWIS'S
WOODPECKER, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER, 9 EASTERN BLUEBIRD, RUFOUS-CROWNED
SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, GREATER SCAUP, 20 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE.
--On 11/23, Ehlmann and all relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe,
11/22) at Centennial Park, Canon City.
--On 11/17, Setta Moss relocated two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW at Tunnel
Drive, Canon City.

Garfield County
--On 11/30, JoAnn Riggle found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 3 BLACK SCOTER
(Vollmar, 11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dunning, 11/17) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Dunning, 11/17).  Rob Norville added a COMMON LOON.

Delta County
--On 11/27, Jackson Trappett relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Robinsong, 11/26) at
Sweitzer Lake State Park.

Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES & 2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Café feeders in Hot
Sulphur Springs.

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.

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: This Weekend's Colorado Statewide Bird Trips 12/6 to 12/7/2014
From: "Amy Davenport cobussec AT gmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 22:01:42 -0700
Hello cobirders,

This weekend's Statewide Bird Trips include:

Saturday, December 6
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Barr Lake
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Trip Front Range Birding
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Trip to Kennedy Golf Course at Cherry
Creek

Sunday, December 7
Boulder Bird Club First Sunday Birding
Denver Field Ornithologists Trip to Wheat Ridge Greenbelt
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Walk the Wetlands

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

Good Birding!

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: Ptarmigan and Three toed Woodpecker
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:10:23 -0700
Hello birders,

Brett and Don Manor, Terry Stripe and I joined Rich Stevens and hiked around 
Guanella Pass, Clear Creek County. We could have chosen a better day. Winds 
were 40+ mph at the top. Six Ptarmigan were 50 yards southwest of the Rosalie 
and 603 trail intersection. 


Later we found a Three-toed Woodpecker at Pine Valley Ranch Park, Jefferson 
County. It was above the switchbacks along the Strawberry Jack trail. No 
Northern Pygmy-Owls were found. 


Good birding!

Jerry Petrosky; 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: Long-tailed Duck Still in Windsor
From: "coloradobirder AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Dec 2014 13:23:50 -0800
Long-tailed (Norm Lewis found) still here as of 2PM ... "crappy", long distance 
photos here: 

 http://coloradobirder.ning. com/photo/albums/long-tailed- duck 
http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/albums/long-tailed-duck Thanks Gary Lefko, 
Nunn 

 http://coloradobirder.ning. com/ http://coloradobirder.ning.com/
 Mobile:  http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m http://coloradobirder.ning.com/m
 

Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose
From: "Mary France mkf1945 AT comcast.net [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:28:25 -0700
Around noon today, 12/03/14, Tom and Mary France went by Prospect Ponds 
in Fort Collins, CO.  As you turn off Prospect south onto Sharp Point, 
the ponds are on your left.  The 1st pond had tons of White-cheeked 
geese, Mallard, Widgeon, Shoveler, and 6 Pintail.

The 2nd pond had the same birds but we also found 1 Greater 
White-fronted Goose.

Wishing you Good Birding,

Tom and Mary France
Fort Collins, CO


------------------------------------
Posted by: Mary France 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cobirders/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    cobirders-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    cobirders-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    cobirders-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Jefferson, Larimer & Weld Cty Updates 12/3/2014
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:07:43 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Jefferson County
Isaac LeMasters found a Barrow's Goldeneye at Main Reservoir.

Larimer County
Nick Komar found at Horseshoe Lake:
Herring Gull (Vega)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2, 4th cycle)
Thayer's Gull (adult)
Bonaparte's Gull (12)

Weld County
Norm Lewis found a Red-necked Grebe at Windsor Lake

Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 3, 2014
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 04:57:15 -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 (Winter Wren, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Greater 
White-fronted Goose) 

Arapahoe (White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 
Thayer's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Surf Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Mew Gull) 

Boulder (Rosy Finches)
El Paso (Varied Thrush)
Jefferson/Douglas (White-throated Sparrow)
Larimer (Winter Wren, Greater White-fronted Goose)
Pueblo (White-winged Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Pacific 
Loon, Common Loon) 

Mesa (Tundra Swan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Adams County
++Yesterday, David Dowell found at Barr Lake State Park: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL, 2 THAYER'S GULL & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. Dowell also reported a 
WINTER WREN. 

--On 11/20, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 11/12) at 
the South Platte Birding Area (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). 


Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir: LONG-TAILED DUCK, SURF 
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/16), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, MEW GULL (Stevens:Cryder, 11/15), 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) & THAYER'S GULL (Dowell, 10/28). 

++Yesterday, Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK 
(Hopping, 11/18), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19), 2 THAYER'S GULL 
(Stevens, 11/19), BONAPARTE'S GULL (Petrosky, 10/31). Petrosky added 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20). On 12/1, Terrill found a MEW GULL 
(Walbek, 11/28). 

++Yesterday, Tom Williams found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Kibbe, 11/26) at South 
Platte Park. 

--On 11/29, Terry Michaels relocated a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Sampson, 11/9) at 
Willow Creek Open Space. 


Boulder County
++Yesterday, David Blue relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook 
Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23) 

--On 11/29, Scott Severs found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/28, David Dowell relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dowell, 11/24) at 
Lagerman Reservoir. 

--On 11/28, Dowell relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Beam, 11/1) at McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at the 
Teller Lake # 5 windbreak. 


El Paso County
++Yesterday, David Rudin found a VARIED THRUSH in his Colorado Springs yard 
(719-575-9552). 

--On 11/30, Mark Peterson relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14) at Big 
Johnson Reservoir. Peterson saw a possible WESTERN GULL fly away. On 11/29, 
Burney found: GREATER SCAUP (Tonnessen, 11/1), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
(Drummond,11/14) & COMMON LOON. On 11/28, Mel Goff found BONAPARTE'S GULL 
(Nikolai, 10/31). 

--On 11/29, Christopher Burney relocated a SURF SCOTER at Prospect Lake, 
Memorial Park. On 11/28, Mark Peterson found: MEW GULL, & BLACK SCOTER 
(Maynard, 11/15). On 11/25, Michael San Miguel found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
(Maynard, 11/15). 


Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Cynthia Madsen found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW behind the Red Rocks 
Park trading post. On 12/1, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 
11/17). On 11/28, J. Thompson relocated: an adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. 
Johnson, 11/1) & FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14). 

--On 12/1, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building #6, 
Denver West Office Complex. 

--On 12/1, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional Park 
(Hinds Lake). 

--On 12/1, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
--On 12/1, Suddjian relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) at Chatfield 
State Park. On 11/29, Devin Hefferon found: COMMON LOONS. On 11/28, Michaels 
added: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/25) & BONAPARTE'S GULL. 

--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY 
GROUSE (see directions on website). --On 11/25, Suddjian reported three 
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot. 


Larimer County
++Yesterday, David Leatherman found at Prospect Ponds Natural Area: heard: 
WINTER WREN (see directions) & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade, 11/27). 

--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Lake Loveland: RED-NECKED GREBE & BONAPARTE'S 
GULLS. 

--On 12/1, Ken Pals found at Boyd Lake State Park: COMMON LOON (Komar, 11/16), 
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Dowell, 10/21). 

--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Larimer County Landfill: 4 THAYER'S GULL, LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. 

--On 12/1, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Georgia Doyle found at Horseshoe Lake: two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
(Britten, 11/14), two THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & two BONAPARTE'S GULL 
(Bankert, 11/1). 

--On 11/30, Scott Baron relocated three BONAPARTE'S GULL (Baron, 10/29) at 
Equalizer Lake. 

--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Hertha Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Carter Lake.
--On 11/29, John Shenot relocated 4 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18) at Rawhide 
Reservoir. 

--On 11/29, Richard Sparks relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade, 
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area. 

--On 11/28, Sean Walters found at Running Deer Natural Area: SWAMP SPARROW & 
HARRIS'S SPARROW. 


Pueblo County
++Yesterday, Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 5 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, PACIFIC LOON (Stulp:Thompson, 11/19) & COMMON 
LOON. -On 12/1, Percival found a COMMON REDPOLL at Pueblo Reservoir Wildlife 
Area (not relocated in afternoon). On 11/29, Paul Hurtado found at Pueblo 
Reservoir: GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17). 


--On 12/1, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee 
area). 

--On 11/26, Percival reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Pueblo City Park.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Weld County
--On 12/1, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riffe, 11/17) 
& 3 THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23). 

--On 11/28, Mlodinow found at Windsor Reservoir: 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 5 
THAYER'S GULL (Wade, 11/23) & a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. 

--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir. 


Denver County
--On 11/30, Dean Shoup relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10) 
at Fort Logan National Cemetery. 

--On 11/29, Matthew Baker found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Sloan's Lake.

Douglas County
--On 11/27, Joe Roller relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Kibbe, 11/17) on Aurora 
Rampart Reservoir. 

--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN 
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS. 

--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek Road, 
1.0-1.5 miles south of Decker Road. 


Las Animas County
--On 11/25, Gwen Moore found at Trinidad State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE (Rich 
Miller, 11/22) & COMMON LOON (R. Miller, 11/22). 


SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP. 


Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25). 


Prowers County
--On 11/27, Sue Riffe relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) at 
North Lake Park, Lamar. 


NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER 
& EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER WREN. 

--On 12/1, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir. 


Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg Wayside 
Rest Stop. 

--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express 
Wildlife Area. 


Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11), 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON. 

--On 11/27, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Gwen 
Moore) at Prewitt Reservoir. 


Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. 

--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red Lion 
Wildlife Area. 

--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN CARDINAL, 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. 


MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, the Vollmars relocated at the Highway 330 Ponds (Henwood, 12/1) 
(see map on website): TUNDRA SWAN. On 12/1, Henwood found 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. 

--On 11/27, Ortenzio relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected 
Lakes State Park. 

--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at their 
Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions). 

--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado Golf 
Course. 


Summit County
--On 12/1, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the 
Blue River Water Treatment Plant. 


Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 11/30, Mackenzie Goldthwait relocated 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). 

NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 11/30, David Tonnessen found at Pathfinder Regional Park: LEWIS'S 
WOODPECKER, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER, 9 EASTERN BLUEBIRD, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, GREATER SCAUP, 20 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. 

--On 11/23, Ehlmann and all relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22) 
at Centennial Park, Canon City. 

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


Garfield County
--On 11/30, JoAnn Riggle found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 3 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar, 
11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dunning, 11/17) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dunning, 
11/17). Rob Norville added a COMMON LOON. 


Park County
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN 
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two LONG-TAILED 
DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 
10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11). 

--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha 
Pass East Campgrounds. 

--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Delta County
--On 11/27, Jackson Trappett relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Robinsong, 11/26) at 
Sweitzer Lake State Park. 


Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & 
2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Caf feeders in Hot Sulphur Springs. 


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. 

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Birding In Arapahoe County Tuesday, 12/2/2014
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:04:42 -0700
Hello cobirders;

I enjoyed this marvelous day with the 8.7 mile, five hour hike around Aurora 
Reservoir (Arapahoe County). Winds were calm; temperatures reached into the 
60s. 


Tens of thousands of White-cheeked Geese with half a dozen Snow Geese and two 
Ross's Geese swan back and forth across the lake. At least one Greater 
White-fronted Goose defended that species count. 


 Gulls numbered over 20,000. They were in groups at the swim beach, the cove at 
mile 3.0, at the scuba beach and the northwest corner of the lake. 


Hundreds more were scattered all over the lake. Throughout the day, they would 
fly over to the nearby DADS (Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site) and return. Exact 
numbers were difficult to pin down. 


Ducks were represented by Mallards, Gadwalls, Ruddy Ducks, American Wigeons, a 
few Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ring-necked 
Ducks and Common Goldeneyes. 


All three mergansers were recorded. Most interesting were a Long-tailed Duck, 
Surf Scoter (perhaps more than one) and Barrow's Goldeneye. 


Uncommon gulls included three Thayer's Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 
an adult Mew Gull. It is quite possible that these gulls move back and forth to 
nearby Cherry Creek Reservoir (about 8 miles to the west). 


Misses: The previously reported Great Black-backed Gull was not found.

Afterwards, I ended by birding day back at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). 
Winds picked up there (8 mph anemometer reading). The temperature dropped 
rapidly at sunset. 


Uncommon ducks included the two Long-tailed Ducks and a female Barrow's 
Goldeneye. They were quite difficult to pick out in the large raft of ducks in 
the western middle of the lake. 


Numbers change day to day, Eared Grebe numbers have dropped much in the past 
week. Hooded Merganser numbers have increased ten fold. Only a few Western 
Grebes, no Clark's were found today. 


Uncommon gulls included a Lesser Black-backed Gull and Thayer's Gull.

Misses: the White-winged Scoter which I last saw yesterday; the Glaucous Gull 
which has not been reported for seven days now (it was not at Aurora Reservoir 
either). 


Overall, it was quite an enjoyable and pleasant day of birding!

Continued Enjoyment of Birding and Nature!

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

Richard Stevens; Director, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Tundra Swan at Hygiene [4 Attachments]
From: "Georgia Olmstead gloaubug AT yahoo.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 04:10:35 +0000 (UTC)
 Georgia Olmstead Better photos today. 
 
Subject: Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe County
From: "Jerry Petrosky jerrypetrosky AT outlook.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:07:14 -0700
 Hello birders,

Rich Stevens wanted me to post especially to A.H. This morning at Cherry Creek 
State Park, White winged Scoter, two Long tailed Ducks, two Red breasted 
Mergansers, a Barrow's Goldeneye, several Common Mergansers, Thayer's Gull, 
Lesser Black backed Gull, Bonaparte's Gulls. Gulls were at marina and along 
dam. WWSC was in line of waterfowl 200 yards off dam and 1/3 of the way from 
dam tower to marina. LTDUs and BAGO were around Common Goldeneye at back end, 
southern end of the long line of waterfowl. An Eastern Screech Owl is still 
down the Shop Creek Trail, detour to north. 


Good birding!

Directions to birding spots:
http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

Jerry Petrosky, 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/ 		 	   		  
Subject: Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe Cty; Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Cty
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 16:01:23 -0700
Hello cobirders,

Arapahoe County
Richard Stevens found at Aurora Reservoir:
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Ross's Geese 

Pueblo County
Brandon Percival found at Pueblo Reservoir:
White-winged Scoter
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
Thayer's Gull juv

Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for December 2, 2014
From: "Rebecca kostenrebecca AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:47:35 -0700
Hello cobirders,

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

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

NOTE: Reports do not confirm sightings. Choose to chase at your own risk and 
expense.! 

NOTE: With the many reports coming in daily this spring, RBA will reflect daily 
sightings, not long term sightings, visit everyday! 


Reports added for today:
Arapahoe (White-winged Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, 
Long-tailed Duck, Mew Gull) 

Boulder (Rosy Finches)
Jefferson/Douglas (Pine Warbler, Harris's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Greater 
Scaup, Red-necked Grebe) 

Larimer (Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Loon, Lesser Black-backed 
Gull, Thayer's Gull, Swamp Sparrow) 

Pueblo (Trumpeter Swan, Common Redpoll)
Weld (Barrow's Goldeneye, Thayer's Gull)
Morgan (Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Screech-Owl, Long-eared Owl)
Mesa (Tundra Swan, Barrow's Goldeneye)
Summit (Barrow's Goldeneye)
Clear Creek (White-tailed Ptarmigan)

FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Arapahoe County
++Yesterday, Richard Stevens found at Cherry Creek State Park: WHITE-WINGED 
SCOTER (Stevens, 11/20), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Stevens, 11/19) & THAYER'S 
GULL (Stevens, 11/19). Scott and Linda Terrill added LONG-TAILED DUCK (Hopping, 
11/18) & MEW GULL (Walbek, 11/28). 

++Yesterday, the Terrills relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Petrosky, 9/26) 
at Aurora Reservoir. On 11/30, Gen Rutherford relocated a SURF SCOTER (Stevens, 
11/16) at Aurora Reservoir. 

--On 11/29, Terry Michaels relocated a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Sampson, 11/9) at 
Willow Creek Open Space. 


Boulder County
++Yesterday, Robert Bates relocated three species of ROSY FINCHES at Fawnbrook 
Inn, Allenspark (Shipley, 11/23) 

--On 11/29, Scott Severs found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Golden Ponds.
--On 11/28, David Dowell relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dowell, 11/24) at 
Lagerman Reservoir. 

--On 11/28, Dowell relocated BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Beam, 11/1) at McIntosh Lake.
--On 11/25, Ted Floyd relocated a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Dowell, 10/30) at the 
Teller Lake # 5 windbreak. 


Jefferson/Douglas Counties
++Yesterday, Stevens relocated the PINE WARBLER (Chavez, 11/30) near building 
#6, Denver West Office Complex. 

++Yesterday, Stevens relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW (Gillilan, 11/17) behind 
Red Rocks Park trading post. On 11/28, J. Thompson relocated: an adult 
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (C. Johnson, 11/1) & FOX SPARROW (Mitzen, 11/14). 

++Yesterday, David Suddjian found a SWAMP SPARROW at Robert Easton Regional 
Park (Hinds Lake). 

++Yesterday, Suddjian found a GREATER SCAUP at Meadows Golf Club Pond.
++Yesterday, Suddjian relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Albright, 11/28) at 
Chatfield State Park. On 11/29, Devin Hefferon found: COMMON LOONS. On 11/28, 
Michaels added: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/25) & BONAPARTE'S GULL. 

--On 11/27, Merlynn Brown found at Reynolds Park: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY 
GROUSE (see directions on website). --On 11/25, Suddjian reported three 
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS at the Reynolds Park parking lot. 


Larimer County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Lake Loveland: RED-NECKED GREBE & BONAPARTE'S 
GULLS. 

++Yesterday, Ken Pals found at Boyd Lake State Park: COMMON LOON (Komar, 
11/16), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Dowell, 
10/21). 

++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Larimer County Landfill: 4 THAYER'S GULL, LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL (Komar, 11/26) & a possible GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. 

++Yesterday, Mlodinow found a SWAMP SPARROW at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Georgia Doyle found at Horseshoe Lake: two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
(Britten, 11/14), two THAYER'S GULL (Komar, 11/11) & two BONAPARTE'S GULL 
(Bankert, 11/1). 

--On 11/30, Scott Baron relocated three BONAPARTE'S GULL (Baron, 10/29) at 
Equalizer Lake. 

--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Hertha Reservoir.
--On 11/30, Doyle found a GREATER SCAUP at Carter Lake.
--On 11/29, John Shenot relocated 4 TUNDRA SWAN (Leatherman, 11/18) at Rawhide 
Reservoir. 

--On 11/29, Richard Sparks relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Wade, 
11/27) at Prospect Ponds Natural Area. 

--On 11/28, Sean Walters found at Running Deer Natural Area: SWAMP SPARROW & 
HARRIS'S SPARROW. 


Pueblo County
++Yesterday, John Drummond found a TRUMPETER SWAN at Chico Basin Ranch (fee 
area). 

++Yesterday, Percival found a COMMON REDPOLL at Pueblo Reservoir Wildlife Area 
(not relocated in afternoon). On 11/29, Paul Hurtado found at Pueblo Reservoir: 
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Percival, 11/17), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (Percival, 
11/21) & COMMON LOON. 

--On 11/26, Percival reported a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Pueblo City Park.
--On 9/28, Chris Knight relocated two ACORN WOODPECKER at Pueblo Mountain Park.

Weld County
++Yesterday, Mlodinow found at Union Reservoir: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Riffe, 
11/17) & 3 THAYER'S GULL (Manwaring, 10/23). 

--On 11/28, Mlodinow found at Windsor Reservoir: 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 5 
THAYER'S GULL (Wade, 11/23) & a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. 

--On 11/15, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a SHORT-EARED OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
9/5) north of CR 48, Lower Latham Reservoir. 


Denver County
--On 11/30, Dean Shoup relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Hudak, 11/10) 
at Fort Logan National Cemetery. 

--On 11/29, Matthew Baker found a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Sloan's Lake.

El Paso County
--On 11/30, Mark Peterson relocated a LONG-TAILED DUCK (Drummond, 11/14) at Big 
Johnson Reservoir. Peterson saw a possible WESTERN GULL fly away. On 11/29, 
Burney found: GREATER SCAUP (Tonnessen, 11/1), WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
(Drummond,11/14) & COMMON LOON. On 11/28, Mel Goff found BONAPARTE'S GULL 
(Nikolai, 10/31). 

--On 11/29, Christopher Burney relocated a SURF SCOTER at Prospect Lake, 
Memorial Park. On 11/28, Mark Peterson found: MEW GULL, & BLACK SCOTER 
(Maynard, 11/15). On 11/25, Michael San Miguel found: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
(Maynard, 11/15). 


Douglas County
--On 11/27, Joe Roller relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Kibbe, 11/17) on Aurora 
Rampart Reservoir. 

--On 11/25, Suddjian found near Hwy 67 & Rampart Range Road: AMERICAN 
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER & NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS. 

--On 11/21, Stevens and all found a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Sugar Creek Road, 
1.0-1.5 miles south of Decker Road. 


Las Animas County
--On 11/25, Gwen Moore found at Trinidad State Park: RED-NECKED GREBE (Rich 
Miller, 11/22) & COMMON LOON (R. Miller, 11/22). 


Adams County
--On 11/20, Mark Minner-Lee relocated a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Stevens, 11/12) at 
the South Platte Birding Area (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). 


SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
Bent County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at John Martin Reservoir: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 
sub-adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 juv THAYER'S GULL & GREATER SCAUP. 


Crowley County
--On 11/30, Mlodinow found at Lake Henry: adult GLAUCOUS GULL, adult LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL & BONAPARTE'S GULLS (Riffe, 11/25). 


Prowers County
--On 11/27, Sue Riffe relocated a RED-NECKED GREBE (Stulp:Thompson, 11/15) at 
North Lake Park, Lamar. 


Baca County
--On 11/26, Chris Wood found a WINTER WREN & RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW in 
Cottonwood Canyon (see map). 

--On 11/24, Wood found a RUSTY BLACKBIRD below the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir.

NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
Morgan County
++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Brush Wildlife Area: RED-BELLIED 
WOODPECKER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. On 11/29, David Dowell found: WINTER WREN. 

++Yesterday, Stevens:Ehlmann relocated an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL (Stevens:Ehlmann, 
11/1) & two LONG-EARED OWLS at Jackson Reservoir. 


Sedgwick County
--On 11/30, Stevens & Ehlmann found two RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Julesburg Wayside 
Rest Stop. 

--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a Winter Wren at Julesburg Wildlife Area.
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found two HARRIS'S SPARROW at DePoorter Lake
--On 11/30, Stevens:Ehlmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Pony Express 
Wildlife Area. 


Logan/Washington Counties
--On 11/29, Dowell found at Prewitt Reservoir: WINTER WREN (Dowell, 11/11), 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER & COMMON LOON. 

--On 11/27, Kathy Mihm-Dunning relocated a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Gwen 
Moore) at Prewitt Reservoir. 


Logan County
--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Jumbo Reservoir: 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 LONG-EARED OWL & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. 

--On 11/28, Stevens:Ehlmann found nine GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Red Lion 
Wildlife Area. 

--On 11/28, Joey Kellner found 5 BONAPARTE'S GULL at Sterling Reservoir.
--On 11/27, Stevens:Ehlmann found at Tamarack Wildlife Area: NORTHERN CARDINAL, 
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. 


MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Mesa County
++Yesterday, Mike Henwood found at the Highway 330 Ponds (see map on website): 
TUNDRA SWAN & 5 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. 

--On 11/27, Ortenzio relocated a COMMON LOON (Dunning, 11/17) at Connected 
Lakes State Park. 

--On 11/25, Cooksey relocated a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Cooksey, 11/6) at their 
Grand Junction yard (Birders welcome: 2217 Tuscany, see directions). 

--On 11/25, Eileen Cunningham found two WESTERN SCREECH-OWL at Tiara Rado Golf 
Course. 


Summit County
++Yesterday, Aaron Boone relocated 25 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES (Walbek, 11/8) at the 
Blue River Water Treatment Plant. 


Clear Creek/Summit Counties
--On 11/30, Mackenzie Goldthwait relocated 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). 

NOTE: Mt Evans Road is closed for the season at Echo Lake!

Fremont County
--On 11/30, David Tonnessen found at Pathfinder Regional Park: LEWIS'S 
WOODPECKER, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER, 9 EASTERN BLUEBIRD, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, GREATER SCAUP, 20 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. 

--On 11/23, Ehlmann and all relocated a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (Riffe, 11/22) 
at Centennial Park, Canon City. 

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


Garfield County
--On 11/30, JoAnn Riggle found at Rifle Gap Reservoir: 3 BLACK SCOTER (Vollmar, 
11/14), LONG-TAILED DUCK (Dunning, 11/17) & 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Dunning, 
11/17). Rob Norville added a COMMON LOON. 


Park County
--On 11/29, David Suddjian found at Eleven Mile Reservoir: TUNDRA SWAN 
(Kellner, 11/16), pair WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Kellner, 11/16), two LONG-TAILED 
DUCK, 12 GREATER SCAUP (Suddjian, 10/28), four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (Mlodinow, 
10/22) and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Suddjian, 11/11). 

--On 11/29, Suddjian found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Kenosha 
Pass East Campgrounds. 

--On 11/29, Suddjian found PINYON JAYS at the north end of CR 61.

Delta County
--On 11/27, Jackson Trappett relocated a PACIFIC LOON (Robinsong, 11/26) at 
Sweitzer Lake State Park. 


Grand County
--On 11/26, Charles Hundertmark and all found 100+ GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES & 
2 BLACK ROSY FINCHES at the Glory Hole Caf feeders in Hot Sulphur Springs. 


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. 

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. 


Good birding!

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

Rebecca Kosten, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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: Return to Denver
From: "Richard birdertoo AT hotmail.com [cobirders]" <cobirders-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:53:11 -0700
Hello cobirders;

On the return from Julesburg today by way of I76, we chose to search for the 
Winter Wren at Brush Wildlife Area (Morgan County) instead of Prewitt 
Reservoir. Unfortunately, it was not found. A Red-bellied Woodpecker and the 
resident Eastern Screech-Owl were consolation sightings. 


After a quick stop at Jackson Reservoir (Morgan), I dropped Bryan off in 
Brighton and headed to Denver West Office Complex (Jefferson County). The Pine 
Warbler (Chavez, 11/30) was first observed in the fir tree on the east side of 
Cole Blvd where the irrigation ditch runs under it. 


The Pine Warbler then flew to the southeast corner of building # 6. It 
fluttered about the pines and was loosely associated with four Mountain 
Chickadees, two Black-capped Chickadees, two Red-breasted Nuthatches and a 
White-breasted Nuthatch. 


Afterwards, I drove to Red Rocks Park hoping for better photos of the uncommon 
birds there. Unfortunately, only the Harris's Sparrow appeared during my one 
hour stay. 


The birding day ended at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). I arrived about 30 
minutes before sunset. My favorite spot to scope the lake is along the Cherry 
Creek dam trail about halfway between the southwest marina and the dam tower. 


White-winged Scoter was found in the large raft of waterfowl about 100 yards to 
the east. Gulls on the poles lining the marina included an adult Lesser 
Black-backed Gull and a Thayer's Gull. 


I parked along the Lakeview Drive at 100 yards west of where Cherry Creek goes 
under the road. No Short-eared Owls appeared over the cattail fields today. 


Continued Good Birding!

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

Richard Stevens; Director, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, Colorado
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