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Blackburnian Warbler,©Barry Kent Mackay

28 Jul American Three-toed Woodpecker [Bob Righter ]
28 Jul How do we know Baird's Sparrow has never bred in Colorado? []
28 Jul Re: BlackSwifts [Mike Grusin ]
28 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
27 Jul Re: Cell phone found [Debbie Behnfield ]
26 Jul Cell phone found [shodges ]
27 Jul CFO Field Trip Announcement (Baird's Sparrow), July 30 []
26 Jul Bullock's Orioles on the move?, Rabbit Mt., Boulder County [Todd Deininger ]
26 Jul Ira's - 4 Hummers [Gregg Goodrich ]
26 Jul Fwd: [NATURE-NET] Brown booby update ["Scott E. Severs" ]
26 Jul Early morning Jeff/Arapahoe Co birds [Scott Somershoe ]
26 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
26 Jul Corvid Challenge [William H Kaempfer ]
25 Jul San Luis Valley Summer Highlights []
25 Jul Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow [Scott Severs ]
25 Jul Black-Chinned Hummer in Longmont [Kat Bradley-Bennett ]
25 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
24 Jul Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow [Art Hudak ]
25 Jul Little Blue Heron ,Boulder County [Tina Jones ]
24 Jul Continuing Little Blue Heron, Longmont [John Oliver ]
24 Jul Fwd: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow (CORRECTION) [Nick Komar ]
24 Jul Carolina Wren Pueblo [Rick C in Pueblo ]
24 Jul RE: Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish? [Gregg Goodrich ]
24 Jul RE: Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish? [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
24 Jul Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow [Scott Severs ]
24 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
23 Jul Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish? [Gregg Goodrich ]
23 Jul Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow [Nick Komar ]
23 Jul Little blue heron [Michelle Puplava ]
23 Jul Blanca Wetlands 7/23 [Sam Fason ]
23 Jul Some Washington and Logan Birds on 7/23 [William H Kaempfer ]
23 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
22 Jul 11th and Oak Lamar (Prowers Co) Rufous Hummingbird [Janeal Thompson ]
23 Jul Ptarmigan query [Stephen Getty ]
22 Jul Larimer Baird's Sparrows [coloradodipper via Colorado Birds ]
22 Jul Re: Baird's Sparrows in Larimer County [Nick Komar ]
22 Jul Little blue heron []
22 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
21 Jul Gunnison Sage Grouse & Three-toed Woodpeckers - Mesa County [Mike Henwood ]
21 Jul Re: Mute Swans attacking ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
21 Jul Baird's Sparrows in Larimer County [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
21 Jul Little blue heron, Boulder County, location ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
21 Jul Little blue heron, Boulder County ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
21 Jul Mute Swans attacking [Virginia Simmons ]
21 Jul Both Longspurs [Weld and Cheyenne, WY] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
21 Jul Hummers - Golden - Jeffco [Ira Sanders ]
21 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
20 Jul Little Blue Heron, Roger's Grove, Boulder Co [Charles Hundertmark ]
20 Jul Western Gull, Whimbrel at Blanca Wetlands [Sam Fason ]
20 Jul Continuing Little Blue Heron [Rudi Nuissl ]
20 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
19 Jul Continuing Dickcissel and an early Clay-colored Sparrow. JeffCo [David Suddjian ]
19 Jul Lazuli Bunting still there + another couple, Larimer County [Elaine Coley ]
19 Jul Ruby-thr. Hummer, Colo. City [dave silverman ]
19 Jul Fri., July 29, 2016, Dragonflies at Mud Lake, Boulder County [Pam Piombino ]
19 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
19 Jul CFO Field Trip Announcement (Baird's Sparrow), July 23 []
18 Jul Yellow Warbler becomes Lazuli Bunting, Larimer County [Elaine Coley ]
18 Jul The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas Website and Database, An Adddendum! ["'lynn wickersham' via Colorado Birds" ]
18 Jul Swan???? [Gary Brower ]
18 Jul Colorado birds, painted black [Tom Wilberding ]
18 Jul Roger's Grove Heron's and a Down Feather [Carl Starace ]
18 Jul The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas Database Website and Book ["'lynn wickersham' via Colorado Birds" ]
18 Jul Saturday, July 23, 9-12, Butterflies at Arapaho Ranch [Pam Piombino ]
18 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
17 Jul Re: BlackSwifts [Nancy Kelly ]
17 Jul Re: Little Blue Heron (Boulder County) Yes [Jeff Parks ]
17 Jul Little Blue Heron (Boulder County) Yes [Tom Behnfield ]
17 Jul Cuckoo at Rain Crow Farm - Delta County [Jason Beason ]
17 Jul Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 July 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
16 Jul What do Violet-green Swallows eat? [Todd Deininger ]
16 Jul Castlewood Canyon Point 5 ["'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
16 Jul Recent Boulder County Rarity Roundup [Nick Moore ]
16 Jul Re: Poorwill Behavior - Montrose County [Carol Kampert ]
16 Jul Re: Castlewood canyon point 5? [Sharon Kay ]
16 Jul Re: Poorwill Behavior - Montrose County [David Suddjian ]

Subject: American Three-toed Woodpecker
From: Bob Righter <rorighter AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:39 -0600
Hi

On the the Cross Creek trail, Eagle County, 39-25-51 n, 106-25-31w, south of 
Minturn by approximately four miles, was an American Three-toed Woodpecker, 
splintering bark on the trunk of a Douglas Fir, teaching it's off-spring the 
art of feeding. The zone where all this action was taking place was montane, on 
a slopped hillside, 8500 feet, the major habitat components consisted on 
Douglas Fir, Aspen, and Lodgepole Pine. IF this was enough, up slope a Pine 
Grosbeak began calling, and several Western Tanagers glided in to see what was 
going on. 


Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Subject: How do we know Baird's Sparrow has never bred in Colorado?
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:47:27 +0000 (UTC)
I was conversing with Hugh Kingery about the upcoming publication of the 2nd 
Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas (a project sponsored in part by CFO). This is a 
birding reference book every Colorado birder should have. It is the product of 
literally thousands of hours of volunteer efforts by dozens (hundreds?) of 
Colorado birders and will provide the best information of what is the current 
status of breeding birds of over 260 of our local breeding species. It answers 
questions such as "How do we know that Baird's Sparrow has never bred in 
Colorado?" As suggested by the influx of Baird's Sparrows in the last 3 
summers, breeding status of many birds may be changing partly as a consequence 
of climate change, and the two atlas projects to date document these changes 
here in Colorado better than any other book available. To get the best deal 
from the printer, we need advanced orders, so if you are planning to buy this 
book (and I know ALL of you are!), please pre-order now at 
www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org . 


You can also help ensure that Baird's Sparrow gets an entry in the next 
Breeding Bird Atlas by helping document breeding this Saturday. There is space 
for more volunteer observers on the CFO Field Trip Saturday. Reply to me 
privately for more info. 


Nick Komar 
Fort Collins CO 

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Subject: Re: BlackSwifts
From: Mike Grusin <mgrusin AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:41:03 -0700 (PDT)
On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:47:57 PM UTC-6, Nancy Kelly wrote:
> Hi, I am the rehabilitator for Second Chance Wildlife Rehab in Pueblo.  We 
have a juvenile black swift that was reported to have come from the Cripple 
Creek area.  Has anyone seen black swifts in that area or around Canon City?  
Thanks in advance.  Nancy 


Sorry you haven't gotten a response. The Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas may help 
(http://cobreedingbirdatlasii.org/species-maps.php). I've seen them at Hanging 
Lake in Glenwood Canyon, but I have not spent any time birding in your area. I 
hope you find a good location for release, good luck! 


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:19:26 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 28, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 28, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Dusky Grouse (Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Upland Sandpiper (Jefferson, Kiowa/Prowers, Logan)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 23, Sam Fason reported WESTERN
GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull on large pnd east of North Mallard
parking area and 4 Snowy Plovers in various locations.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 22, John Rutenbeck and Chris
Rurik reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 23,
Michelle Puplava and John Rutenbeck and several other birders reported
Little Blue Heron at Roger Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 25 on Grand Mesa, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Dusky
Grouse, American Three-toed Woodpecker and Williamson's Sapsucker.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 30 will be to Cherry Creek SP led by
Karen von Saltz (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet at 0730.
Directions:  Enter at EAST entrance to the park fro South Parker Road.
NOTE:  this is NOT the regular meeting site for most previous trips.  Go
past the entrance kiosk and take the first left turn.  Continue on this
road, past the east boat rampand turn left to the "East Shades, Picnic
Shelters," as shown on the park map, located on the east shore of the
lake.  State Parks pass or day pass required.  WIll carpool to various
stops and walk 1-2 miles.  Bring binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen,
and bug repellent.  Scopes are usefull.   Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field TRIP for Sunday, Julye 31 will be to Apex Park -- Lower East
entrance led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580)  This
trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Cell phone found
From: Debbie Behnfield <dsbehnfield AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:32:22 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you so much for finding my phone, tracking me down and returning it! 
 You are awesome! I lost it last Saturday on the trip with Nick and was 
pondering what to do.....

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:46:39 AM UTC-6, shodges wrote:
>
> I Found a cell phone at Soapstone (Baird's Sparrow seeker?)and it belongs 
> to a birder. Let me know how I can return it to its rightful owner.

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Subject: Cell phone found
From: shodges <stevehodges050 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:34 -0700 (PDT)
I Found a cell phone at Soapstone (Baird's Sparrow seeker?)and it belongs to a 
birder. Let me know how I can return it to its rightful owner. 


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Subject: CFO Field Trip Announcement (Baird's Sparrow), July 30
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:28:53 +0000 (UTC)
Our field trip last Saturday observed Baird's Sparrows but no concrete evidence 
for successful nesting, so we will try again this Saturday, July 30 at 
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in northeast Larimer County. CFO members can 
assist in the effort to document nesting, which would be a first for Colorado. 
Observers/photographers are needed to capture images of Baird's Sparrows 
carrying food items to nests or carrying fecal sacs away from nests or feeding 
young. To this end, a small group will be co-led by Nick Komar, Derek Hill and 
Doug Faulkner (CFO President) on a guided 8-mile round trip hike of easy to 
moderate difficulty, from 5:30 am to 12 noon this Saturday, July 30. The trip 
is limited to 19 participants (due to Natural Area permit). 


CFO and Fort Collins Natural Area Program are concerned about the well being of 
grassland nesting birds. Trip participants will be counseled on responsible 
off-trail conduct, and will be split into smaller groups for off-trail 
searches, which will be limited to a two-hour period on Saturday. 


Registration is first-come, first-serve. To register (free of charge) and 
arrange for carpooling (from Longmont at 4:00 am, or from Wellington at 4:45 
am), reply to this email privately to Nick. If you have already contacted me, 
no need to do so again (unless you do not hear from me with further details 
within 24 hrs). 


Nick Komar 
Fort Collins CO 

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Subject: Bullock's Orioles on the move?, Rabbit Mt., Boulder County
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:51:05 -0600
I had a fly over group of five Bullock's Orioles on the Little Thompson
Overlook Trail this morning, then found three more
 (same group?) perched while leaving the trail
head.


View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30856158

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Subject: Ira's - 4 Hummers
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:06:09 -0600
We had our 4 Colorado Hummers at Tammy and Ira's house yesterday afternoon.
They have a perfect front yard for hummingbirds. Tons of beautiful flowers,
a nice water feature and hummingbird feeders. Tammy has done a fantastic
job.

We had males for the Calliope, Broad-tailed and Rufous. Only saw the
juvenile of the Black-chinned and got photos of it.

Gregg Goodrich
Aurora

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Subject: Fwd: [NATURE-NET] Brown booby update
From: "Scott E. Severs" <scottesevers AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:40:53 -0600
Here's the link to Steve Jones and Carol Cushman's excellent article on the
Boulder County Brown Booby.

Scott Severs

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[NATURE-NET]* 
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Subject: [NATURE-NET] Brown booby update
To: NATURE-NET AT yahoogroups.com

Here's our Lefthand Canyon brown booby column from today's Daily Camera. We
are particularly grateful to Peter Bandurian, for providing the description
and photos, and to Paula Hansley, for sharing fascinating information about
the wandering ways of these wondrous seabirds. Note that the photos come
out much more clearly in the electronic versions of these articles. I
expect the CFO bird records committee will render their final judgment
within a few months. Steve




http://www.dailycamera.com/recreation/ci_30166882/boulder-lefthand-canyon-brown-booby-may-become-colorado-500th-bird 







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Subject: Early morning Jeff/Arapahoe Co birds
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:35:17 -0600
This morning I went out for a very early bike ride. At sunrise (which was 
awesome) on the S Platte greenway at Mineral, a rufous hummer was checking out 
flowers right off the path. Got a very close look as I rolled by. 


Nearish the horse stable at Chatfield, Jeff Co, I heard a grasshopper sparrow 
singing. I thought I heard a dickcissel about where I found one a few weeks 
ago, but I didn't stop. My first Jeff Co grasshopper sparrow, I think. 


As an aside, I've had a female/Imm calliope at my house in Littleton for the 
last several days. Sunday evening it was joined by an adult male and they 
alternated feeding until it was almost dark. 


Cheers,
Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:39:24 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 26, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 26, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Dusky Grouse (*Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Upland Sandpiper (Jefferson, Kiowa/Prowers, Logan)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (*Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 23, Sam Fason reported WESTERN
GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull on large pnd east of North Mallard
parking area and 4 Snowy Plovers in various locations.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 22, John Rutenbeck and Chris
Rurik reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 23,
Michelle Puplava and John Rutenbeck and several other birders reported
Little Blue Heron at Roger Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 25 on Grand Mesa, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 2 Dusky
Grouse, American Three-toed Woodpecker and Williamson's Sapsucker.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Corvid Challenge
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:20:53 +0000
Well, it's not exactly like being the first to document breeding by BAIS in 
Colorado, but here is a challenge for you in you are in the Boulder area, 
especially in the evenings, over the next few weeks. The Meadows Branch of the 
Boulder Public Library is nestled on the back side of the Meadows Shopping 
Center at Baseline and Foothill. Just west of the Library is the loading dock 
for the Safeway store that anchors the shopping center. That loading dock is 
the apparent nesting site of a pair of large black corvids. In the hot of the 
evening they perch in the shade of the rear-most light fixture while there is 
an obvious nest on the outer most fixture. The nest has been there for at least 
3 years now, but the birds-are they Common Ravens or Chihuahuan Ravens? Too big 
to be crows in my limited vision, but which raven would nest in an industrial 
site in a city? 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: San Luis Valley Summer Highlights
From: mvjohnski AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:12:11 -0700 (PDT)
Thought I would follow up and bring you up to date on some of the summer 
highlites here in the San Luis Valley 

First of all, we had pretty good spring and early summer moisture patterns. 
The snowpack was at or slightly above average. The snowpack combined with 
plentiful early rainfall made for excellent growing conditions for grasses 
and forbs. There seemed to be water everywhere and our spring report of 
exceptional numbers of migrating shorebirds attested to that fact. With 
saturated soil conditions, the resulting lush vegetative response seemed to 
bring about some bird occurrences that may be linked to the vegetative 
conditions. 

The first unusual summer bird was Dickcissel. There were not one but three 
individuals reported, two by Stump near Alamosa and one other at the MVNWR 
(ebird). Our local records had only one individual...a single bird found by 
Hugh and Urling Kingery during the first Atlas surveys decades ago. The 
next amazing bird was an apparent Eastern Meadowlark near Del Norte 
(pending review). This represents the first San Luis Valley record for the 
species and included video. These two species prefer tall grasslands and 
weedy habitats.  

We will be watching for Dickcissel and E Meadowlarks in the coming years, 
but more often than not, such irruptions of similar species like 
Grasshopper Sparrow and Cassin's Sparrows in the Valley have proven to be 
one-hit wonders. I think the SLV influx was a weather-related, one-time 
event but we will keep watching as always ....

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO


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Subject: Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow
From: Scott Severs <scottesevers AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:44:11 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks to Nick Komar for his thoughtful reply to my query. His CFO trip was 
carefully coordinated to lessen impacts to ground-nesting species. If you 
haven't been to Soapstone, think of what Pawnee NG was 30+ years ago and go 
visit.

Good Birding
Scott E Severs

On Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:58:23 PM UTC-6, Scott Severs wrote:
>
> Curious what precautions were taken to prevent the accidental destruction 
> of other ground nests of this *very high quality* grassland bird 
> community (beyond Baird's Sparrow) as recorded and documented by the 
> biologists at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
>
> Scott E Severs
> Longmont
>
> On Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:34:09 PM UTC-6, Nick Komar wrote:
>>
>> Good news first. I believe that all 16 trip participants heard or saw at 
>> least one Baird's Sparrow (BAIS) late this morning after hiking more than 3 
>> miles for the privilege at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in Northeast 
>> Larimer ins C
>>
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Subject: Black-Chinned Hummer in Longmont
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:20:19 -0700 (PDT)
I got a thrill Saturday afternoon when a male Black-Chinned Hummingbird came to 
my feeder in West Longmont. 


Kat Bradley-Bennett

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:14:32 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 25, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 25, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder)
Glossy Ibis (*Weld)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Upland Sandpiper (Jefferson, Kiowa/Prowers, Logan)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington, *Weld)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren (*Pueblo, Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso,*Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 23, Sam Fason reported WESTERN
GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull on large pnd east of North Mallard
parking area and 4 Snowy Plovers in various locations.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 22, John Rutenbeck and Chris
Rurik reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 23,
Michelle Puplava and John Rutenbeck and several other birders reported
Little Blue Heron at Roger Grove Park.  On July 24, Peter Gent, Laura
Steadman, Tina Jones, Dan Brooke, and John Oliver reported Little Blue
Heron at Rogers Grove Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24, Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mountain NP.  He was able to
photograph an adult with young on nest.  On July 24, Christian Nunes
reported 4 Pacific Wrens
at Wild Basin (2 ad, 2 young).  On July 24, Holden Maxfield reported
Pacific Wren at Wild Basin.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males and 1 fresh
juvenile) at Soapstone Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July 24, A Carolina Wren was reported by RIck Clawges along the
Arkansas River below Sharmar Village in Pueblo.
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 24 a Glossy Ibis was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Bladridge
Estates Entrance Pond.
---On July 24 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Woods Lake.
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 30 will be to Cherry Creek SP led by
Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881)  Meet at 0730.
Directions:  Enter at EAST entrace to the park from South Parker Road.
NOTE:  This is NOT the regular meeting site for most previous trips.  Go
past the entrance kiosk and take the first left turn.  Continue on this
road, past the east boat ramp and turn left to the "East Shades, Picnic
Shelters" as shown on the park map, located on the east shore of the lake.
State Parks pass or day pass required.  Will carpool to various stops and
walk 1-2 miles.  Bring binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug
repellent.  Scopes are Useful.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 31 will be to Apex Park - lower East
entrance led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580)  This
trip is full.


Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow
From: Art Hudak <donotbeconfused AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:49:11 -0700 (PDT)
Ask the cows.
Art Hudak
Denver

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Subject: Little Blue Heron ,Boulder County
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:03:32 +0000
Today, 7/24, the Little Blue Heron was at Rodgers Grove Park, feeding around 
the east and north side of the far west island. 



Happy Birding!

Tina Jones

Littleton, Jefferson County, CO.

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Subject: Continuing Little Blue Heron, Longmont
From: John Oliver <avesjohn AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:56:54 -0600
Birders,

The adult Little Blue Heron continued this morning at Rogers Grove Park in 
Longmont (Boulder Co.). The bird was perched on a snag on the north island in 
the lake, preening, and was seen most easily from the east side of the park. 


Good birding,
John Oliver
Estes Park, CO

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Subject: Fwd: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow (CORRECTION)
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:23:43 -0600
CORRECTION - the bird photographed and shown here is not a juvenile Baird's 
Sparrow, but rather a juvenile Savannah Sparrow. Note small bill, rounded head 
and lack of scale effect on back feathers. Thanks to Tom Behnfield and David 
Wade for pointing out this error, for which I take full responsibility. 
Sparrows are tough! 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Nick Komar 
> Date: July 23, 2016 at 7:33:50 PM MDT
> To: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds 
> Subject: [cobirds] Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow
> Reply-To: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
> 
> Good news first. I believe that all 16 trip participants heard or saw at 
least one Baird's Sparrow (BAIS) late this morning after hiking more than 3 
miles for the privilege at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in Northeast Larimer 
County. 

> 
> The bad news: Activity in the publicly accessible BAIS colony (which has had 
as many as 15 singing males in an area <1 square mile) seemed substantially 
reduced today. Not more than 8 singing males were detected today, and each bird 
sang much less frequently during approximately 2.5 hrs (9:45 am - 12:15 pm). 
Details on how these birds were distributed along the trails is posted on 
eBird. 

> 
> Fortunately, a BAIS in fresh juvenile plumage, suggestive of local fledging, 
was photographed. It's young age was corroborated by the appearance of a fleshy 
gape (my photo inserted below). 

> 
> Unfortunately, this juvenile was not being fed by adults and seemed to be 
fully fledged and independent of adults. So it's presence may not confirm local 
breeding, although opinions may vary on this issue. 

> 
> Additional efforts to document local breeding by BAIS may benefit from 
arriving on site earlier in the day. If there is interest among the CFO 
community to search for BAIS nesting activity the next two Saturday's, 
additional nest-searching events like the one this morning will be considered. 
Contact me off-line if you would be interested in participating in such an 
event on Saturday, July 30, or Saturday August 6. 

> 
> Finally, thanks to Fort Collins Natural Areas staff for issuing the off trail 
permit which was key to our success, and for bringing us refreshments after the 
search. This made the 3-mile hike back to our vehicle much more enjoyable. 

> 
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins CO
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Subject: Carolina Wren Pueblo
From: Rick C in Pueblo <rclawges AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:47:59 -0700 (PDT)
We walked a section of the Arkansas River at daybreak this morning, roughly 
from the pedestrian bridge downstream from Sharmar Village to Reservoir Rd. 
We heard a Carolina wren singing from the tall trees just below Sharmar. 
This may be the same bird observed in May during the Pueblo county 
migration count. We also heard a yellow-billed cuckoo just upstream from 
this area and saw a pair of YB cuckoos (different birds) upstream from 
Reservoir Road on the south side in some tall tress near a field. Other 
birds of interest were a pair of fledgling Cooper's hawks in the area with 
the wren, singing house and Bewick's wrens < 100m from the Carolina, and 
numerous Mississippi kites and ospreys. The most abundant flying critters 
were mosquitoes, voracious and tenacious. Keep walking!

Rick Clawges and Tammy Ivahnenko
Pueblo

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Subject: RE: Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish?
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:06:05 -0700 (PDT)
Dave,

Thanks for the ID on that critter! Here is a link to Dave's excellent article 
on crayfish. 


http://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/HungryBird/48.pdf

Gregg Goodrich 
Aurora 

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Subject: RE: Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish?
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:23:51 -0600
Gregg et al,
Definitely crayfish, very likely genus Orconectes. Very cool. Crayfish are 
reported prominently in the literature pertaining to LbHeron diets. Crayfish 
were the subject of "The Hungry Bird" column in "Colorado Birds" (Spring 2014, 
Vol48(2)). 


Dave Leatherman

From: gregggoodrich AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:25:26 -0600
Subject: [cobirds] Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish?
To: Cobirds AT googlegroups.com

After our DFO digiscoping field trip this morning we went to Rogers Grove Park 
to see the Little Blue Heron. It was on the south side of the islands. We got 
digiscope photos and video. 

The video shows it eating something, maybe a crawfish? Link to the video below. 
We saw it eat two of these critters in just a few minutes. Looks like good 
chow. No wonder it is sticking around. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByETq77Zd-xeZ0ZWYzZ3SDBDTWc

And here is our checklist with digiscoped photos included in the list.
eBird Checklist – Rogers Grove Park, Colorado – Sat Jul 23, 2016 – 4 
species http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30820251 


Gregg Goodrich Aurora, CO







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Subject: Re: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow
From: Scott Severs <scottesevers AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
Curious what precautions were taken to prevent the accidental destruction 
of other ground nests of this *very high quality* grassland bird community 
(beyond Baird's Sparrow) as recorded and documented by the biologists at 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 

Scott E Severs
Longmont

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:34:09 PM UTC-6, Nick Komar wrote:
>
> Good news first. I believe that all 16 trip participants heard or saw at 
> least one Baird's Sparrow (BAIS) late this morning after hiking more than 3 
> miles for the privilege at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in Northeast 
> Larimer County. 
>
> The bad news: Activity in the publicly accessible BAIS colony  (which has 
> had as many as 15 singing males in an area <1 square mile) seemed 
> substantially reduced today. Not more than 8 singing males were detected 
> today, and each bird sang much less frequently during approximately 2.5 hrs 
> (9:45 am - 12:15 pm).  Details on how these birds were distributed along 
> the trails is posted on eBird. 
>
> Fortunately, a BAIS in fresh juvenile plumage, suggestive of local 
> fledging, was photographed. It's young age was corroborated by the 
> appearance of a fleshy gape (my photo inserted below). 
>
> Unfortunately, this juvenile was not being fed by adults and seemed to be 
> fully fledged and independent of adults. So it's presence may not confirm 
> local breeding, although opinions may vary on this issue. 
>
> Additional efforts to document local breeding by BAIS may benefit from 
> arriving on site earlier in the day. If there is interest among the CFO 
> community to search for BAIS nesting activity the next two Saturday's, 
> additional nest-searching events like the one this morning will be 
> considered. Contact me off-line if you would be interested in participating 
> in such an event on Saturday, July 30, or Saturday August 6. 
>
> Finally, thanks to Fort Collins Natural Areas staff for issuing the off 
> trail permit which was key to our success, and for bringing us refreshments 
> after the search. This made the 3-mile hike back to our vehicle much more 
> enjoyable. 
>
> Nick Komar 
> Fort Collins CO 
>

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:27:16 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 24, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 24, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Upland Sandpiper (Jefferson, Kiowa/Prowers, *Logan)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (*Alamosa, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (*Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Alamosa, *Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Carolina Wren (*Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 23, Sam Fason reported WESTERN
GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull on large pnd east of North Mallard
parking area and 4 Snowy Plovers in various locations.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 22, John Rutenbeck and Chris
Rurik reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 23,
Michelle Puplava and John Rutenbeck and several other birders reported
Little Blue Heron at Roger Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males and 1 fresh
juvenile) at Soapstone Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Little Blue Heron eating video. Crawfish?
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:25:26 -0600
After our DFO digiscoping field trip this morning we went to Rogers Grove
Park to see the Little Blue Heron. It was on the south side of the islands.
We got digiscope photos and video.

The video shows it eating something, maybe a crawfish? Link to the video
below. We saw it eat two of these critters in just a few minutes. Looks
like good chow. No wonder it is sticking around.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByETq77Zd-xeZ0ZWYzZ3SDBDTWc

And here is our checklist with digiscoped photos included in the list.

eBird Checklist – Rogers Grove Park, Colorado – Sat Jul 23, 2016 – 4
species http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30820251

Gregg Goodrich
Aurora, CO

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Subject: Report from CFO Field Trip for Baird's Sparrow
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:33:50 -0600
Good news first. I believe that all 16 trip participants heard or saw at least 
one Baird's Sparrow (BAIS) late this morning after hiking more than 3 miles for 
the privilege at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in Northeast Larimer County. 


The bad news: Activity in the publicly accessible BAIS colony (which has had as 
many as 15 singing males in an area <1 square mile) seemed substantially 
reduced today. Not more than 8 singing males were detected today, and each bird 
sang much less frequently during approximately 2.5 hrs (9:45 am - 12:15 pm). 
Details on how these birds were distributed along the trails is posted on 
eBird. 


Fortunately, a BAIS in fresh juvenile plumage, suggestive of local fledging, 
was photographed. It's young age was corroborated by the appearance of a fleshy 
gape (my photo inserted below). 


Unfortunately, this juvenile was not being fed by adults and seemed to be fully 
fledged and independent of adults. So it's presence may not confirm local 
breeding, although opinions may vary on this issue. 


Additional efforts to document local breeding by BAIS may benefit from arriving 
on site earlier in the day. If there is interest among the CFO community to 
search for BAIS nesting activity the next two Saturday's, additional 
nest-searching events like the one this morning will be considered. Contact me 
off-line if you would be interested in participating in such an event on 
Saturday, July 30, or Saturday August 6. 


Finally, thanks to Fort Collins Natural Areas staff for issuing the off trail 
permit which was key to our success, and for bringing us refreshments after the 
search. This made the 3-mile hike back to our vehicle much more enjoyable. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Subject: Little blue heron
From: Michelle Puplava <molegrrl AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:42:55 -0700 (PDT)
It was present this morning, as well.  

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Subject: Blanca Wetlands 7/23
From: Sam Fason <scfason AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:09:00 -0600
Hi all,

I went back out to Blanca Wetlands today to look for any migrants
shorebirds that might've dropped in. Not much shorebird wise although I did
have 4 Snowy Plovers at various locations.

The Western Gull is still hanging around, although it was not at 115. It
was on the large pond east of the North Mallard parking area, along with
the previously reported Lesser Black-backed Gull (entering 2nd cycle?),
California, Ring-billed, and a few Franklin's Gulls...a 5 gull sp. day in
July in the San Luis Valley, not to shabby.

Good birding,
Sam Fason, Colorado Springs

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Subject: Some Washington and Logan Birds on 7/23
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:36:08 +0000
This morning I headed to Prewitt and then Tamarack. The summer gull stragglers 
were all present-Western with leg band, 2 Lesser Black-backed and a sorry 
looking Thayer's. I also kept hearing a Carolina Wren at the parking area 
between the western most bay of the reservoir and the inlet canal-the spot that 
used to have a couple of concreat barriers, but they seem to have walked off. 
The wren sang over and over and finally gave me a look. 


At Tamarack (west side) I had almost all of the goodies one hopes for 
there-except no Eastern Wood Pewee for me. I did have singing Bell's Vireo and 
Field Sparrow and a silent Yellow-billed Cuckoo showed itself. 


Red Lion is drying out but starting to get shorebird active; about 10 shorebird 
species were present. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 04:17:09 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 23, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 23, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Upland Sandpiper (Jefferson, Kiowa/Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Black Tern (El Paso)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 22, John Rutenbeck and Chris
Rurik reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: 11th and Oak Lamar (Prowers Co) Rufous Hummingbird
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:03:06 -0600
Saw a green-backed, male Rufous Hummingbird and a female Black-chinned at a
friend's feeder this evening as well as 38 Mississippi Kites perched nearby
on electric wires.

Thank you.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

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Subject: Ptarmigan query
From: Stephen Getty <Stephen.Getty AT ColoradoCollege.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:11:25 +0000
COBirders,

Does anyone have suggestions re trails or specific locations/directions to try 
for White-tailed Ptarmigan (early Aug) at Loveland Pass, Guanella Pass, or road 
to Mt. Evans? Please feel free to email offline 
(sgetty AT coloradocollege.edu) 


Thanks,
Steve Getty
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Larimer Baird's Sparrows
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:24:51 -0400
Hi all:

Isn't this crazy!!  What is going on with Baird's Sparrow in recent years?

Interestingly, despite the 44 eBird reports (and who knows how may outside of 
eBird), there are still no documentations submitted to the CBRC 
(http://coloradobirdrecords.org/Reporting/) of any of these birds. 


Please help out Colorado ornithology and submit details to the CBRC.

Thanks,

Tony Leukering
currently in Cut Bank, MT

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Subject: Re: Baird's Sparrows in Larimer County
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:34:27 -0600
Thanks to Dave for sharing his perspective on the current Baird's Sparrow 
invasion. The City of Fort Collins supports our mission to find evidence of 
nesting, and has granted permission for our CFO field trip to wander off-trail 
during our search tomorrow morning. There is still an opportunity to 
participate. Reply to me privately for details on meeting time and place. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 21, 2016, at 8:48 PM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN  wrote:
> 
> Everyone on COBIRDS has no doubt heard about, maybe even gone to see, the 
remarkable appearance of Baird's Sparrows in northern Larimer County. This 
apparent expansion of their breeding range is hundreds of miles south of where 
history tells us they nest. About the closest breeding areas shown on standard 
field guide maps are extreme northeastern WY and northwestern SD. In my 42+ 
years of birding in CO, with concentration on the eastern plains, this is about 
the most exciting thing that's happened. It is certainly more important, and 
maybe just as exciting in many respects, as rarities like Curlew Sandpipers, 
Common Ground-Dove, Lucy's Warbler, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Hermit Warbler, 
Black Skimmer, Painted Redstart, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Royal Tern, etc. 
These BAIS are more than ticks marks on our lists. These birds are an 
affirmation of quality habitat (some of which is shared by cattle), the 
strategy of purchasing open space lands, of proper management practices, of 
birding as a mechanism for capturing valuable scientific information, and 
probably many other elements of both the land and society. These birds have 
chosen a fairly large chunk of Colorado grassland and deemed it quality enough 
to go all in. Nothing is more important to birds, or any organism under the 
influence of evolution (which is all of them) than reproducing. Over the 
measurable past, BAISs have always flown over CO between their northern 
breeding grounds and mostly Mexican wintering areas. They maybe (usually?) do 
so in one night and rarely set foot on our prairie. Thus, the shortage of 
sightings of any kind in any season. But it seems in the last two summers at 
least, they have decided northern CO's response to timely rains meets their 
needs. Perhaps they did the same on Hanover Road east of Colorado Springs a few 
years ago, too. The latter occurred within the field work window for Breeding 
Bird Atlas II. BUT BREEDING STILL REMAINS TO BE CONFIRMED. Some of us think 
this is remarkable, sad and maybe a tad embarrassing. Are we, both avid 
amateurs and professional monitoring agencies, only about our lists, fleeting 
field visits, chases and contracts so inflexible as to not accommodate a 
phenomenon like this? With all our training and abilities learned and/or honed 
during BBA II and other work, with our arsenal of high-resolution 
telephoto-laden cameras, with relatively low gas prices, and natural or 
generated enthusiasm, we ought to be able to tie down this fact of nesting 
within the borders of CO. Somebody ought to be able to see one of the behaviors 
characteristic of "confirmation": copulation, a food delivery to a mate or 
invisible nestlings, find an occupied nest with eggs or nestlings. We got 
photographs of juveniles last summer along Larimer CR5 east of the Rawhile 
Power Plant. But while suggestive, I suppose these photographs do not rule out 
breeding at a site a day or few days' flight away. There was a report last week 
of a juvenile from a great birder who visited Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. 
Even more suggestive of local breeding, but there is still the slim chance it 
slept the night before near its nest 20 miles away in WY. 

> 
>  

> 
> Nick Komar and I, and several other Fort Collins locals, are starting to 
obsess on this issue of proving BAIS nesting. What could be a more important 
contribution to our knowledge of CO birds over the next 2-3 weeks? Based on 
what we have observed with multiple singing males the last few weeks, it would 
seem this is the window of opportunity for nesting confirmation. This has to be 
more important than finding or chasing a species you "need" for your year list, 
changing your oil, or sleeping. 

> 
> I will personally put up a bounty of an 8x10 framed print of a sex-crazed 
male BAIS singing straight up to the heavens for the first person who legally 
documents beyond any doubt the first nesting of BAIS in CO. 

> 
> Good luck to participants on Nick's CFO Field Trip to Soapstone day after 
tomorrow. Good luck to anyone else who takes up the challenge over the next 2-3 
weeks. If and when you come up with proof, please post it to this forum. Please 
remember it is a 4 mile hike from where the public has to park to begin the 
hike out to the BAIS locations on Pronghorn Loop and Plover Trails, AND that 
you are not allowed to go off trail without formal permission from the City. We 
decided the best strategy the other day was for each of us to locate a singing 
male and just watch it intently for confirmation of nesting behaviors (which, 
of course, we did not see). 

> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Dave Leatherman
> Fort Collins     
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Subject: Little blue heron
From: jandcrutenbeck AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:13:43 -0700 (PDT)
The Little blue heron continues at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont, Boulder 
County, as of 9:00 am on Friday, July 22. 


He was feeding between the east and west islands and was visible from the south 
parking lot which is north of the Boulder County Fairgrounds off of Hover 
Street. 


John Rutenbeck
Longmont


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:09:35 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 22, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 22, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison, *Mesa)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (,*Jefferson, Logan, Kiowa/Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, *Mesa)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, *Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, *Lincoln, *Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Broomfield, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  On July 21,
Little Blue Heron was reported by Deb Carstensen, Jane Baryames, Susan and
Maikel Wise at Rogers Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On July 21 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Cynthia Madsen, Janet
Shin and Robert Raker at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Gunnison Sage Grouse & Three-toed Woodpeckers - Mesa County
From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:42:01 -0600
This morning Bob Moston, David Price and myself spent the morning around
Fruita Reservoir #1 on Pinyon Mesa south of the Glade Park Store.  On the
way up, we rounded a corner, and there she was - a female *Gunnison Sage
Grouse* on the left hand side of the road.  We stopped and watched her from
about 15 yards away - long tail, black belly and flanks, and feathering to
the base of the toes.  She would put one foot in front of the other, take
two or three steps, stop...wait, then take another couple of very
deliberate steps, stop...wait, then repeat the pattern.  It took her
between 5 and 10 minutes to cross the forest road.  Once she reached the
other side and entered the sagebrush, she was just as deliberate and very
well camouflaged.  We watched her from inside the car for about 15
minutes.  The location was on South 16 1/2 Rd past the intersection with JS
Road and about a mile below the National Forest Boundary.  In addition to
the sagebrush habitat with grasses, there was a moist meadow less than 100
yards away.

Lots of Woodpeckers in and around Fruita Reservoir #1.  Highlight was
seeing two *Three-toed Woodpeckers* at close range feeding by pecking,
rather than scaling & flaking.  We had great looks at about 15 yards -
could even see the feet of the woodpeckers.  Also had Downy & Hairy
Woodpeckers, Red-naped and Williamson's Sapsuckers, plus the numerous
Flickers.

Also saw 45-50 Brewer's Blackbirds perched together in a couple of scrub
oak trees.  Never seen that many together outside of feed lots, pastures
etc in winter.

Mike Henwood
Grand Junction
Mesa County

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Subject: Re: Mute Swans attacking
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:12:42 -0600
They are birds not of words but of  actions! 
Deb Carstensen, Littleton

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> On Jul 21, 2016, at 3:57 PM, Virginia Simmons  
wrote: 

> 
> For a change of pace, read the news about a Mute Swan that is attacking and 
destroying model boats in England, where model boat clubs take their expensive 
hobby as seriously as model train clubs take theirs in this country. I’m not 
sure whether this swan is owned by QE2, , as some are, but they are a protected 
species. 

> Virginia Simmons, Del Norte
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Subject: Baird's Sparrows in Larimer County
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:48:19 -0600
Everyone on COBIRDS has no doubt heard about, maybe even gone to see, the 
remarkable appearance of Baird's Sparrows in northern Larimer County. This 
apparent expansion of their breeding range is hundreds of miles south of where 
history tells us they nest. About the closest breeding areas shown on standard 
field guide maps are extreme northeastern WY and northwestern SD. In my 42+ 
years of birding in CO, with concentration on the eastern plains, this is about 
the most exciting thing that's happened. It is certainly more important, and 
maybe just as exciting in many respects, as rarities like Curlew Sandpipers, 
Common Ground-Dove, Lucy's Warbler, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Hermit Warbler, 
Black Skimmer, Painted Redstart, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Royal Tern, etc. 
These BAIS are more than ticks marks on our lists. These birds are an 
affirmation of quality habitat (some of which is shared by cattle), the 
strategy of purchasing open space lands, of proper management practices, of 
birding as a mechanism for capturing valuable scientific information, and 
probably many other elements of both the land and society. These birds have 
chosen a fairly large chunk of Colorado grassland and deemed it quality enough 
to go all in. Nothing is more important to birds, or any organism under the 
influence of evolution (which is all of them) than reproducing. Over the 
measurable past, BAISs have always flown over CO between their northern 
breeding grounds and mostly Mexican wintering areas. They maybe (usually?) do 
so in one night and rarely set foot on our prairie. Thus, the shortage of 
sightings of any kind in any season. But it seems in the last two summers at 
least, they have decided northern CO's response to timely rains meets their 
needs. Perhaps they did the same on Hanover Road east of Colorado Springs a few 
years ago, too. The latter occurred within the field work window for Breeding 
Bird Atlas II. BUT BREEDING STILL REMAINS TO BE CONFIRMED. Some of us think 
this is remarkable, sad and maybe a tad embarrassing. Are we, both avid 
amateurs and professional monitoring agencies, only about our lists, fleeting 
field visits, chases and contracts so inflexible as to not accommodate a 
phenomenon like this? With all our training and abilities learned and/or honed 
during BBA II and other work, with our arsenal of high-resolution 
telephoto-laden cameras, with relatively low gas prices, and natural or 
generated enthusiasm, we ought to be able to tie down this fact of nesting 
within the borders of CO. Somebody ought to be able to see one of the behaviors 
characteristic of "confirmation": copulation, a food delivery to a mate or 
invisible nestlings, find an occupied nest with eggs or nestlings. We got 
photographs of juveniles last summer along Larimer CR5 east of the Rawhile 
Power Plant. But while suggestive, I suppose these photographs do not rule out 
breeding at a site a day or few days' flight away. There was a report last week 
of a juvenile from a great birder who visited Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. 
Even more suggestive of local breeding, but there is still the slim chance it 
slept the night before near its nest 20 miles away in WY. 





Nick Komar and I, and several other Fort Collins locals, are starting to obsess 
on this issue of proving BAIS nesting. What could be a more important 
contribution to our knowledge of CO birds over the next 2-3 weeks? Based on 
what we have observed with multiple singing males the last few weeks, it would 
seem this is the window of opportunity for nesting confirmation. This has to be 
more important than finding or chasing a species you "need" for your year list, 
changing your oil, or sleeping. 


I will personally put up a bounty of an 8x10 framed print of a sex-crazed male 
BAIS singing straight up to the heavens for the first person who legally 
documents beyond any doubt the first nesting of BAIS in CO. 


Good luck to participants on Nick's CFO Field Trip to Soapstone day after 
tomorrow. Good luck to anyone else who takes up the challenge over the next 2-3 
weeks. If and when you come up with proof, please post it to this forum. Please 
remember it is a 4 mile hike from where the public has to park to begin the 
hike out to the BAIS locations on Pronghorn Loop and Plover Trails, AND that 
you are not allowed to go off trail without formal permission from the City. We 
decided the best strategy the other day was for each of us to locate a singing 
male and just watch it intently for confirmation of nesting behaviors (which, 
of course, we did not see). 


Thank you.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins     
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Little blue heron, Boulder County, location
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:34:47 -0600
I forgot to mention that the little blue heron is still where he has been 
reported at Rodgers Grove Park Inn Boulder County. 

Deb Carstensen, Littleton

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Subject: Little blue heron, Boulder County
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:26:48 -0600
Thanks to everyone who posted and gave me an opportunity see this beautiful 
bird. I had seen one once before in Texas but never here and had always want to 
see one again! 


It was towards the center of the pond, taking a bath, checking things out and 
then fishing. 


An Osprey landed in the water by the shore. It didn't really look like it was 
hunting but it might've been. It took a bath, called out a few times and then 
flew off. A white pelican was seen floating on the wind above the pond for a 
while as well as a Cooper's hawk that came ripping through. 

       
 There were lots of killdeer and swallows and a spotted Sandpiper or two. So, 
other then the little blue heron, there was nothing rare or particularly 
noteworthy but was it completely wonderful! 

  Birding's the best!
Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe County

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Subject: Mute Swans attacking
From: Virginia Simmons <simmons19281 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:57:25 -0600
For a change of pace, read the news about a Mute Swan that is attacking and 
destroying model boats in England, where model boat clubs take their expensive 
hobby as seriously as model train clubs take theirs in this country. I’m not 
sure whether this swan is owned by QE2, , as some are, but they are a protected 
species. 

Virginia Simmons, Del Norte

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Subject: Both Longspurs [Weld and Cheyenne, WY]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:47:22 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all

Weld CR 114/45 had two Chestnut-collared Longspur.  Badger crossed my path 
on Hwy 85/Weld CR 120.

Chalk Bluffs Road had a plethora of both species--literally at your feet 
(immatures).

   - Chestnut-collared Longspur - 10+
   - McCown's Longspur - 50+ (often time large groups just lounging on the 
   road)
   - Brewer's Sparrow
   - Blue Grosbeak
   - Grasshopper Sparrow (many)
   - Lark Bunting (loads of)

Probably lead my postponed trip to there next Saturday-keep watching.


Thanks

Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: Hummers - Golden - Jeffco
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:09:42 -0600
Birders,
Lest you think that the hummers have forsaken us this summer, I've had the
usual 4 species at our feeders in the last week.  2 feeders are out front
and 2 in back.

-- 
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:20:26 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 21, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, July 21, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan, Kiowa/Prowers)
Whimbrel (*Alamosa)
WESTERN GULL (*Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, *Routt, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, *Garfield, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*El Paso, *Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Lincoln)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (*Broomfield, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blanca Wetlands.  On July 20 Sam
Fason reported WESTERN GULL on pond on road to South Mallard (115) and
Whimbrel on 115 at Blanca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.   On July 20, Little Blue Heron
was reported by Rudi Nuissl, Chuck Hundertmark, Andrew McFadden, Kevin
Keirn, and Christian Nunes at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at Calypso Cascades in
Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

BROOMFIELD:
---On July 20 a Bobolink in non-breeding plumage was reported by Doug Kibbe
at Ponds at 160th Ave.  The bird was at the edge of the marsh.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 20, Gloria Nikolali
reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 20 at Silt Island Park, Gabriel Wiltse reported 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds.
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On July 20, Jason Beason reported 2 Least Flycatchers at Yampa St WA
South.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Little Blue Heron, Roger's Grove, Boulder Co
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:59:39 -0600
Birdied Roger's Grove this morning. The Little Blue Heron was easily viewed in 
the previously reported spot. 

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette
303-604-0531

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Subject: Western Gull, Whimbrel at Blanca Wetlands
From: Sam Fason <scfason AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:22:07 -0600
All,

The Western Gull continues at Blanca Wetlands (Alamosa Co.) today, still on
the pond on the road to South Mallard (115).
A Whimbrel was a nice surprise too, also on 115.
I'll attach my photos of both to my ebird checklist later today or tomorrow.

Good birding,
Sam Fason, Colorado Springs

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Subject: Continuing Little Blue Heron
From: Rudi Nuissl <rudi.nuissl AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:51:30 -0700 (PDT)
Just popped over to Rogers Grove Park and re-found the Little Blue Heron 
about 30 minutes ago.

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Broomfield, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:11:35 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 20, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 20, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (*Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan, *Kiowa/Prowers)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*Pueblo)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Fremont, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blaca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 19 Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park and many
other birders reported Little Blue Heron.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

KIOWA/PROWERS COUNTIES
---On July 19, Jill White Smith reported 24 Upland Sandpipers on the
Kiowa/Prowers county line.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On July19, Dave Silverman reported a m RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in
Colorado City near Purgatorie Ave and Colorado Blvd.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Continuing Dickcissel and an early Clay-colored Sparrow. JeffCo
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:34:25 -0600
A *Dickcissel *continued at Chatfield SP today in the grasslands along the
perimeter road about 0.3 miles south of the Fox Run parking lot. It did not
sing while I was with it, but it sat obligingly the whole time upon a
mostly dead shrub, joined at times by Lark Sparrows, a Blue Grosbeak, and a
Bullock's Oriole. Another *Dickcissel *was at South Valley Park today (and
another Blue Grosbeak), also not singing, but moving actively around the
south end of the grassland area of the park, especially near the wetland
area.

An *Eastern Phoebe* was at the Deer Creek inlet near the Chatfield Swim
Beach this morning. A *Red-eyed Vireo *was singing at the Waterton Canyon
parking lot, and perched nicely in plain view for a time in the dead
branches of a tree at the north side. I walked a short way up the canyon,
but it was breezy and the birds were quiet. I did find the male hybrid *Lazuli
x Indigo Bunting* still near the Mule Deer rest shelter.

On July 16 I was surprised to have an adult *Clay-colored Sparrow* at Ken
Caryl Valley in the Massey Draw watershed. eBird has only one other July
occurrence for the greater Denver Metro Area.

The *Wilson's Snipe* residing near my home in Ken Caryl Valley was (so far)
last noted on July 11. Not sure if he has departed or simply fallen silent
and unresponsive to my imitation; the recent waxing moon waxed without
*Gallinago* accompaniment. The wetland near the south end of South Valley
Park had two snipes as recently as July 6, but they have also eluded me on
subsequent visits.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Lazuli Bunting still there + another couple, Larimer County
From: Elaine Coley <elbo AT inbox.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:56:57 -0800
Hi All,

The Lazuli was there again this morning -- same tip, singing well.

Another male and female Lazuli were also nearby lower bopping around shrubs but 
no singing from them. 

Had emails from 2 other birders who have experienced this same thing.

Elaine Coley, Loveland

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Subject: Ruby-thr. Hummer, Colo. City
From: dave silverman <silvireo AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:51:21 +0000
An adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird made a brief appearance today 7AM on 
Purgatoire Ave., Colorado City, SW Pueblo County. This bird will probably be 
hard to relocate, but it was about 1 mile west of I-25 by taking CSH 165 then 
turning left on Colorado Blvd. just past True Value Hardware store. Cross 
Greenhorn Creek then turn left on Purgatoire. The Hummer was on the north side 
of street about 100 yards from jct. with Colorado Blvd. & a short distance east 
of small pond. The bird hovered & perched on shrub with many pea-sized ruby red 
berries not unlike color of its throat 



Other area birds of interest:

Calliope Hummingbirds daily at area feeders

3-toed Woodpecker 7-12-16 Old San Isabel Rd. 5 miles NW of Rye

1 Black Phoebe 7-11-16 Scroggs Canyon NE of Craver Middle School

1 singing Red-eyed Vireo 7-18-16 Greenhorn Meadows Park just west of paved 
jogging track 


Singing Dickcissels all summer thru 7-17-16 Rye High School football field


Dave Silverman

Rye CO

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Subject: Fri., July 29, 2016, Dragonflies at Mud Lake, Boulder County
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:48:13 -0600
This field trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.


*Oh, Those Odonata!  Dragonflies and Damselflies at Mud Lake*

Friday, July 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., lunch afterwards if desired

Free:  Limited to 10, reservations:  piombino.pam AT gmail.com

Leader:  Ann Cooper

Ann, arguably the most knowledgeable dragonfly aficionado in the Boulder
area, will show us up close and personal the beauty and wonder of this
flashy class of insects.  The wetlands surrounding Mud Lake contain many
species of Spreadwings, Damselflies, Meadowhawks, Skimmers, and Darners.
We might even get lucky and spy one of the elusive Emeralds.

Meet at 9 a.m. at Eben Fine Park at the west end of Arapaho Avenue. We must
carpool to Mud Lake and afterwards folks can decide if they would like to
enjoy the buffet lunch at Himalayas in Nederland.

Bring binoculars, a hand lens if you have one, water, hats, and sunscreen.
Please wear shoes that can get muddy.  Pam Piombino will be along to i.d.
butterflies.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:13:34 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 19, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 19, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (*Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (*Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa, *Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan, *Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, *Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (*Fremont, La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, *Weld)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Magnolia Warbler (*Washington)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*arimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blaca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 18, Carl Starace and Mark
Minner-Lee reported Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove
Park.  On July 18, Gwen Moore, Kim Mauritz, Johnna Beam, and Brandon Nooner
reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.  On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk Road.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On July 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Daniel Fleming in
Penrose.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Loloff Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur.
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: CFO Field Trip Announcement (Baird's Sparrow), July 23
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:43:11 +0000 (UTC)
A population of several dozen Baird's Sparrows appears to be attempting to nest 
in the grasslands of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and nearby areas in 
northeast Larimer County and northwest Weld County. Nesting has not yet been 
confirmed but CFO members can assist in the effort to document what may be a 
significant population shift. Observers/photographers are needed to capture 
images of Baird's Sparrows carrying food items to nests or carrying fecal sacs 
away from nests or feeding young. To this end, a small group will be co-led by 
Nick Komar and Brenda Linfield on a guided 8-mile round trip hike of easy to 
moderate difficulty, from 8 am to 2 pm this Saturday, July 23. To register 
(free of charge) and arrange for carpooling, reply to this email privately to 
Nick. The trip is limited to 13 participants (due to Natural Area regulations) 
but we may get permission to expand the group size or add additional groups. 
Registration is first-come, first-serve. 


Nick Komar 
Fort Collins, CO 

and 

Brenda Linfield 
Boulder, CO 

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Subject: Yellow Warbler becomes Lazuli Bunting, Larimer County
From: Elaine Coley <elbo AT inbox.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:28:08 -0800
Hi All,

Birding this morning I heard a Yellow Warbler singing and stopped to see if I 
could find it. Finally found the singer perched prominently at the tip of a 
dead branch on top of a cottonwood -- a beautiful male Lazuli Bunting. In all 
my experiences with Lazulis, both on the West Slope and Front Range, I never 
heard one sing like this. I know they have various ways of singing their song, 
usually more complicated than this "Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweetdeedeedee. Have 
heard many Yellow Warblers, both on W and E slope, and was so sure that's what 
I was hearing. Surprise surprise! Isn't birding great! 


Anyone else heard a Lazuli sing this song?

Elaine Coley, Loveland

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Subject: The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas Website and Database, An Adddendum!
From: "'lynn wickersham' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:28:06 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings Again Colorado Birders:

My apologies for the double-posting, but I forgot to include a couple of 
important pieces of information in my earlier post about the Breeding Bird 
Atlas website and book. I am so excited about the upcoming publication of 
the book I neglected to include the following (but see original post pasted 
below):

1) Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO) is one of five supporting Partners 
to the Atlas and in doing so have contributed critically to long-term 
conservation of Colorado's birds. Publication of the Atlas II book would 
not be possible without significant financial contributions from the CFO! 

2) Breeding Bird Atlases are primarily volunteer driven. *Hundreds* of CFO 
members volunteered their time to collect Atlas data across the state over 
6 years (2007-2012). In addition, CFO members also wrote many of the 262 
detailed species accounts in the Atlas book. Their contributions to 
long-term bird conservation should be celebrated and will be forever 
chronicled in the book! 

2) One of the best reasons for buying the Atlas II book---the striking 
illustrations created by Pueblo-based artist Radeaux! The Atlas includes 
full color illustrations for roughly 270 species including images of adult 
birds, young, nests, and surrounding habitats. As an avid and long-time 
Colorado birder, Radeaux's unique talent brings Colorado's breeding bird to 
life in the Atlas!  

Thanks for listening!!!


*Original Post*

"The new website database for *The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas* is 
live and available for use at *www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org 
*. There you may view partial 
results of Atlas II including current species distribution maps and 
comparative maps of distribution across Atlas I and Atlas II (20-yr 
interval). The website allows users to query any species and view a list of 
Atlas blocks in which each species was detected with the highest breeding 
evidence. Conversely, users may query any Atlas block, priority or 
non-priority, and view a list of species and highest breeding evidence for 
each block. What you will *NOT* see on the website are detailed accounts 
for 262 Colorado breeders, plus short accounts for about two dozen more. To 
gain access to that information you must purchase *The Second Colorado 
Breeding Bird Atlas*, a 750+ page book that follows in the footsteps of the 
landmark achievement *Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas*, published in 1998 and 
edited by Colorado’s own Hugh E. Kingery.

At this time, we are working on the final edits to the book layout in 
preparation for publication and printing. Co-publishers Colorado Bird Atlas 
Partnership and Colorado Parks and Wildlife seek to pre-sell as many copies 
as possible and implement a mass distribution upon book launch. Pre-orders 
will gauge the print run and insure coverage of the many costs of 
publication. Due to the high costs of printing, we will likely print only 
slightly more books than the number of pre-orders we receive; thus, few 
copies may be available after the initial book launch. If you would like to 
add this important book to your collection, please consider placing a 
pre-order soon. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly towards 
publication costs. Any amount leftover will be saved for the initiation of 
Atlas III (in 2027)! Breeding Bird Atlases are critical for large-scale, 
long-term monitoring of breeding bird populations, unparalleled by other 
techniques. You can support continued Atlas efforts in Colorado by 
pre-ordering *The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas*. Please visit 
*www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org 

* to pre-order your book today!"

Good Birding,

Lynn E. Wickersham

Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II Statewide Project Manager

Durango, CO

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Subject: Swan????
From: Gary Brower <grb4914 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:08:52 -0600
Good afternoon, birders,

As I was riding my bike home from work this afternoon, in the pond on the SE 
corner of Belleview and DTC Blvd sat a solitary swan. I didn’t get a very 
close look at it, but, I’ve NEVER seen a swan in this neighborhood, and 
I’ve gone by that pond/fountain pretty much every day for 8 years.. Must have 
frown in during the day, because it certainly wasn’t there yesterday 


I checked the guide books, and eBird for swan frequency . . . DANG, this would 
be a rare bird! Or, at the least, some kind of escapee. 


So I hopped in the car and drove back down. It was STILL there! I parked so I 
could get a photo. Didn’t need it. 


Cygnus plasticus.  You can go visit it if you want; it doesn’t spook.

Better birding!

Gary Brower
Englewood, CO

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Subject: Colorado birds, painted black
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:26:48 -0700 (PDT)

Hello birders,
 

Various birding magazines lately show bird heads surrounded by black. These 
portraits seem to me stark and nocturnal-looking, stripped of context, but 
interesting nonetheless. (Doesn’t work too well for blackbirds!)

I gave it a try. Below is a slide show, with music, of ten Colorado birds 
I’ve photographed, newly edited in this way.
10 pics here: http://goo.gl/huO6wm

 

How to do it? Here’s one way, using Photoshop Elements: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKfDzBzRK0

 

Cheers!

Tom Wilberding

Littleton, CO

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Subject: Roger's Grove Heron's and a Down Feather
From: Carl Starace <castarace AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:19:18 -0600
About 10 this morning I found both Little Blue and the Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Pond in Longmont. The Little Blue was at the southern side of
the island and Green along the north edge of the pond itself. It is not so
easy to see both these species on same day/venue in Boulder County. But
even though the Green Heron was a first state for me,it was the sight of a
Heron's feather in the breeze on Sunday that I will long remember . As my
wife Sally and I strolled along Old South St. Vrain Road , we had spotted a
Great Blue Heron high in a dead Cottonwood busily preening underwing.
We were well past the big bird when I noticed a large down feather floating
high above the creek. One of the many Violet Green Swallows coming off the
cliff face caught it, then dropped it. A second swallow quickly snagged the
down and it was gone.   Carl Starace,   Niwot

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Subject: The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas Database Website and Book
From: "'lynn wickersham' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:40:24 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings Colorado Birders:

 

The new website database for *The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas* is 
live and available for use at *www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org*. There you 
may view partial results of Atlas II including current species distribution 
maps and comparative maps of distribution across Atlas I and Atlas II 
(20-yr interval). The website allows users to query any species and view a 
list of Atlas blocks in which each species was detected with the highest 
breeding evidence. Conversely, users may query any Atlas block, priority or 
non-priority, and view a list of species and highest breeding evidence for 
each block. What you will *NOT* see on the website are detailed accounts 
for 262 Colorado breeders, plus short accounts for about two dozen more. To 
gain access to that information you must purchase *The Second Colorado 
Breeding Bird Atlas*, a 750+ page book that follows in the footsteps of the 
landmark achievement *Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas*, published in 1998 and 
edited by Colorado’s own Hugh E. Kingery.

 

At this time, we are working on the final edits to the book layout in 
preparation for publication and printing. Co-publishers Colorado Bird Atlas 
Partnership and Colorado Parks and Wildlife seek to pre-sell as many copies 
as possible and implement a mass distribution upon book launch. Pre-orders 
will gauge the print run and insure coverage of the many costs of 
publication. Due to the high costs of printing, we will likely print only 
slightly more books than the number of pre-orders we receive; thus, few 
copies may be available after the initial book launch. If you would like to 
add this important book to your collection, please consider placing a 
pre-order soon. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly towards 
publication costs. Any amount leftover will be saved for the initiation of 
Atlas III (in 2027)! Breeding Bird Atlases are critical for large-scale, 
long-term monitoring of breeding bird populations, unparalleled by other 
techniques. You can support continued Atlas efforts in Colorado by 
pre-ordering *The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas*. Please visit 
*www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org* to pre-order your book today!


Good Birding,


Lynn E. Wickersham

Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II Statewide Project Manager

Durango, CO

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Subject: Saturday, July 23, 9-12, Butterflies at Arapaho Ranch
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:06:07 -0600
*This field trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.  This
original destination for this trip was Caribou Ranch, Boulder County Open
Space.  Due to the Cold Springs Fire, we have moved it to Arapaho Ranch and
had to limit the number of participants.*

*Butterflies at Arapaho Ranch: Parnassians, Skippers, Checkerspots and So
Much More*

*Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:00 a.m.-12:00*
*Free, Limited to 12, reservations at:  piombino.pam AT gmail.com
*
*Leaders: Amy Chu and Jan Chu*

Join Amy and Jan for a morning of high elevation butterfly viewing in the
verdant meadows of the private Arapaho Ranch. Butterflies abound amongst
the flowering shrubs and plants in this exceptional parcel of mountain
riparian and treed rocky slopes. Expect to see Parnassians, Queen
Alexandra’s Sulphurs, Blues and Coppers, various Checkerspots, Northern
Crescents, Fritillaries, Wood Nymphs and Common Ringlets.  Amy and Jan will
help the group key in on the subtle field marks of the often hard to
identify skippers.

Meet at the town of Nederland free parking lot, after the roundabout and on
the right side. Participants can opt to stay after the outing and enjoy the
buffet lunch at Katmandu Nepalese Restaurant.  Information:  Amy Chu,  303
494 1108.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:47:51 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 17, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 17, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
WESTERN GULL (Alamosa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alamosa)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (*El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin ((Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, *Larimer, Lincoln)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, *Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (*Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blaca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On July 17, Tom Behfield, Art Hudak,
Jeff Parks, Wilem van Vliet, Bill Kaempfer and Peter Burke reported Little
 Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 17, Joey Kellner reported 12 Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On July 17, Amy Gorospe reported 2 Black Terns at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.
On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk
Road.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by David Tonnessen on
CR E.
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, July 23 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-665-9135)
This trip is full.

The DFO FIeld Trip for Sunday, July 24 will be to Rocky Mountain NP led by
Mary Cay Burger & Candice Johnson (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394)
 This trip is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: BlackSwifts
From: Nancy Kelly <secondchancewildlife AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:43:24 -0700 (PDT)
OK, how about has anyone seen black swifts along Shelf Road/Red Canon Road 
between Cripple Creek and Canon City?

On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:47:57 PM UTC-6, Nancy Kelly wrote:
>
> Hi, I am the rehabilitator for Second Chance Wildlife Rehab in Pueblo.  We 
> have a juvenile black swift that was reported to have come from the Cripple 
> Creek area.  Has anyone seen black swifts in that area or around Canon 
> City?  Thanks in advance.  Nancy
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Subject: Re: Little Blue Heron (Boulder County) Yes
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:29:28 -0700 (PDT)


 

Hey-o 

I went up to Rodgers Grove Park this morning to see the Little Blue Heron, 
but there was a crowd of people there.  I thought, Man Alive, this must be 
some bird!  Turns out there was a marathon event taking place there, so it 
was very crowded.  No sign of the Little Blue Heron.  I went across the 
road to Golden Ponds for a couple of hours, there were runners there as 
well, but spread out a little more.  I saw a family of Common Mergansers on 
St. Vrain creek, that was a nice surprise.   After the crowd thinned out I 
headed back to Rodgers Grove Park, pulled in on the south end, hopped out 
of the car, and Bingo!  The Little Blue Heron was wading around on the 
south side of the western island.  I watched for awhile, took a few 
pictures and called it a day.  No sign of the Green Heron while I was there 
either, although an osprey landed in the water near one of the islands 
while I was sitting in the car.  

Good Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder, CO

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Subject: Little Blue Heron (Boulder County) Yes
From: Tom Behnfield <behnfield AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:53:44 -0700 (PDT)
Art Hudak, David Starbuck & I are presently viewing the Ltitle Blue Heron on 
the south edge of the Western island at Rogers Grove Park in Longmont (Boulder 
County. 


We followed the bird around the lake and it is very active, working it's way 
around both islands. 


We did not see the Green Heron.

Good birding! 

Tom Behnfield 
Lakewood, CO
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Subject: Cuckoo at Rain Crow Farm - Delta County
From: Jason Beason <aeronautes.saxatalis AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:58:34 -0600
We have heard Yellow-billed Cuckoos calling the past three days (July
14-16) at our farm near Paonia. Times have been from 12:40 to 18:55 and
always at the west end of our property along the North Fork of the
Gunnison. We have recorded 55 species of birds this month in our yard which
ain't bad for this "slow" time of the year!

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Paonia - Delta County

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 July 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:11:10 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  July 17, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, July 17, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek, Larimer)
Chukar (Delta)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Red-throated Loon (Bent)
Common Loon (Bent, Mesa)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (*Boulder, Delta, Larimer)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Denver)
Snowy Plover (*Alamosa, Bent)
Piping Plover (Bent)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
WESTERN GULL (*Alamosa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Alamosa)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Bent)
Black Tern (El Paso)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (Las Animas)
Greater Roadrunner (Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Boulder, Logan)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Eagle, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison)
Black Phoebe (Delta, Garfield)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (*La Plata, Lincoln)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Lincoln, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin ((Delta, Dolores, Mesa)
Pacific Wren (*Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*El Paso, Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (El Paso, Larimer, Lincoln)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Conejos)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Summer Tanager (Boulder)
Bobolink (Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Logan)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso)

*****For locations you are not familiar with (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site for directions:
www.coloradocountybirding.org

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On July 11, John Rawinski reported that the WESTERN GULL is still at
Blanca Wetlands on Pond #115.  Blanca Wetlands is closed to birders until
July 16.  On July 16, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Snowy Plover at Blaca Wetlands.

BENT COUNTY:
---On July 11 at John Martin Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Snowy
Plovers, 3 Least Terns, and 4 Caspian Terns and 3 Common Loons in basic
plumage.
---On July 2 Ira Sanders reported 3 Loons at John Martin Reservoir on the N
side at SWA.  Ira now reports that he thinks that all
3 loons were Red-throated Loons.  On July 8 John Vanderpoel reported 3
Red-throated Loons at John Martin (1 ad, 2 juv).  On July 8,m John
Vanderpoel reported 3 Red-throated Loons (1 ad, 2 juv)
---On July 8, John Vanderpoel reported Piping Plover, Snowy Plover and
Least Tern were see at John Martin.  If you would like
to see these birds, contact Duane Nelson at dnelson1 AT century tel.net.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On July 15, Gabirel Wiltse reported Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-headed
Woodpecker on Peak-to-Peak Highway.
---On July 15, Mary Brown reported ad Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at
Rogers Grove Park in Longmont.  David Dowell and Nick Moore refound the
Little Blue Heron and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park on July 15.  On July
15, John Vanderpoel reported Little Blue Heron at Rogers Grove Park.  On
July 16, Chris Goulart and many other birders reported Little Blue Heron
and Green Heron at Rogers Grove Park.
---On July 13, a f Summer Tanager was reported by Dennis Palafox on the
Bear Canyon Trail in Boulder Mountain Park.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On July 3, 12 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by David Alpeter, David
and Tammy McQuade at Echo Lake.  There were 2 adults and 10 young.  On July
8, at Echo Lake Bob Andrews reported 2 f Barrow's Goldeneys.  One of the
females had 11 young down chicks.  They were in the SW corner of the lake.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On July 16, at Pinon Hills/John James Canyon, David Dowell reported
Black-throated Sparrow.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On July 8, Dennis Garrison reported 10 active Purple Martin nests at
Muddy Guard Station in Gunnison NF.
---On July 7, Tom McConnell reported 2 Black Phoebe nests downsteam from
Escalante Rim Road.
---On July 7 a Green Heron was reported by Tom McConnell at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir.
---On July 7, 15+ Chukars were reported by Tom and Kay McConnell in
Escalante Canyon.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On July 11 a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported by Gabriel Wiltse
flying over Rocky Mountain Lake Park.  It was flying SE towards City Park.

DOLORES COUNTY:
---On July 5 a small colony of Purple Martins was reported by Jim Beatty 2
mi E of Groundhog Reservoir.  The colony is now just east of Aspengold
property.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Craig Rasmussen in
Castlewood Canyon SP.  On July 7 a singing Black-and-white Warbler was
reported by Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz.  On July 9. Glenn Walbek reported
Black-and-white Warbler and Bobolink on Castlewood Canyon Road.  On July
14, Josette Masta and Karen Metz reported singing Black-and-white Warbler
on Castlewood Canyon Road.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 4, a Least Flycatcher was reported by Cait Boyd at
Gypsum Ponds.  On July 8 a Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On July 15, 6 Black Terns were reported by Kyle Hawley at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
---On July 15, 4 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch were reported by Oliver Griffin on
Pike's Peak.
---On July 2 on Funk Road, John Drummond reported 3 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs (2m, 1f) and 3 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 9, John Drummond, Joy
and Leonard Lake reported 4 Chestnut-collared Longspurs (3m, 1f) and a
McCown's Longspur on Funk Road.
On July 16 Joy and Leonard Lake reported Chestnut-collared Longspur on Funk
Road.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 8 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at River Valley
Ranch in Carbondale.  They appear to be nesting.  On July 14, Tom McConnell
reported Black Phoebes just downstream from Crystal River Fish Hatchery.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On July 7, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on CR 26
near mile marker 5.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.  On June 26, Lexxa Moffit
reported 2 Bobolink behind Apex Center.  On July 4, Bez Bezidenout reported
Bobolinks at Apex Center.  On July 14, Lorraine Lanning reported Bobolink
in field S of paved trail on Ralston Creek Trail -- Maple Valley.  On July
15, Lorraine Lanning reported 3 Bobolinks (2m, 1f) on Ralston Creek Trail
-- Maple Valley.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On July 16, Susan Allerton reported Cassin's Kingsbirds on CR 136.  She
reported 1 Cassin's Kingbird between CR 128 to Hwy 140 and 2 Cassin's
Kingbirds between CR 140 and CR 128.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.
---On July 10,  3 f-type Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Sean Walters
on Honholz Lakes Road.
---On July 9 and 10, 2 Green Herons were reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY:
---On July 9, Ken Blankenship reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at Lake Dorothy

LINCOLN COUNTY:
---On July 3, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and 3 Cassin's Kingbirds were
reported by Larry Modesitt on his Rush Breeding Bird Survey Route.  The
Scissor-tail was 13 m S of CO 94 on CR 2.  On July 4, Glenn Walbek reported
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (2 ad, 1 juv) and a McCown's Longspur at CR 3
N of CR K.  On July 6, Gregg Goodrich reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
on Hwy 94 east of Rush.  On July 7, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher were
reported by Chris Gilbert on CR 2 and CR 3.  On July 10, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Art Hudake and Tom  Behnfield
reported 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3.  On July 11, Steve Mlodinow
reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  On July 12, John Drummond reported 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on CR 3 and M.  On July 15, BIll Kaempfer
reported young Scissor-tailed Flycathcer on CR 3 north of K.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On July 12 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Glenn Walbek reported 5 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, Great Crested Flycatcher and Bell's Vireo.
---On July 12 at Red Lion SWA, Glenn Walbek reported Upland Sandpiper,
Red-headed Woodpecker, EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
---On July 6, 2 Upland Sandpipers were reported by John Drummond at CR 71 N
of Co 138.
---On July 6 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, John Drummond reported Red-bellied
Woodpecker, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, 4 Bell's Vireos, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On July 11 a Common Loon in breeding plumage and 4 Purple Martins were
reported by Nic Korte at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On July 13, Mike Henwood reported NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Cerise Regional
Park.
---On July 7, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Tom McConnell at Apollo
Park.
---On July 5 and July 6 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen
Briggs at Chipeta Lake SWA.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On July 9 in Vogel Canyon, Todd Deininger reported Greater Roadrunner
and Canyon Towhee.

WELD COUNTY:
---On July 10, Jeff Maw and Earl Johnson reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
near Briggsdale on CR 100.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, July 17 will be to Roxborough State Park led
by Doris Cruze (cruzeduo AT aol.com; 303-798-8072)
Meet at 0730.  Directions:  Take S Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to
Waterton Rd on left  take Waterton Rd 1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range
Road.  Turn right and go  south 2.3 miles to Roxborough Park Rd.  Turn left
(east) onto Roxborough Park Rd and then turn immediately right (south) on
Roxborough Rd and follow signs to the the park (2.2 miles0.  State Parks
pass or day pass required.
Hike starts at the Visitor's Center.  Will walk the Fountain Valley Trail,
a 2.3 mile loop trail.  Bring binoculars,water, and snacks.  Dress in
layers for changing weather conditions.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: What do Violet-green Swallows eat?
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:34:59 -0600
I took a hike up the rebuilt Button Rock road west of Lyons (Boulder Co.)
and captured this VGSW with an insect.  Any ideas?  Great location to get
close up looks at these swallows.

[image: Inline image 1]
[image: Inline image 2]

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Subject: Castlewood Canyon Point 5
From: "'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:31:41 -0400
National Audubon sponsored a bluebird count survey, where we counted bluebirds 
for 5 minutes at 12-15 points. Urling & I created e14*15 of these sites, 
numbered BB1 through BB15, from the Mrs. Mouses' Outhaouse to Lake Gulch Road & 
then along the main park road, off Colo 83. 

  
It's a private site, not a hotspot. I can't imagine how anyone can pick it up & 
use it. I'd have to use my phone even to find it. 



Hugh Kingery
Franktown, CO

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Subject: Recent Boulder County Rarity Roundup
From: Nick Moore <sdhjuw AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:25:26 -0600
Yesterday I saw the Little Blue Heron in Longmont as reported by others.
Afterwards as I came home I saw a flock of *72!* Black-billed Magpies
forming a massive flock on the roof of a nearby apartment building. I've
never seen so many together. They swirled around for a few minutes with
several flock joining and then left. All this happened in under five
minutes, bizarre.

Today I hiked Ouzel Falls and heard the singing *Pacific Wren*. It was hard
to hear from the trail (all credit to my girlfriend Kat, who standing next
to me could hear the bird when I couldn't). It was south of the trail and
only signing sporadically.

If you want audio check out:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdhjuw/?

Good birding,

Nick Moore
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Poorwill Behavior - Montrose County
From: Carol Kampert <carolkampert AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:58:26 -0600
Hi Mike,
The Cornell Lab web site (under the behavior section) says that male and
female poorwills sometimes feign injury to lead predators away from their
nest.  What a treat to see.
Carol Kampert

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Mike Henwood  wrote:

>
> Yesterday my son and I hiked down into Roubideau Canyon on the Old
> Transfer Bike Trail #251 off the Transfer Road out of Montrose.  We saw a
> Common Poorwill, which are ground nesters, just ahead of us on the ground
> as we descended down a long sloping portion of the trail. The female was
> quivering, wings fluttering, and for a moment had me believing the she was
> really hurt and we were going to pick her up. But as we approached to less
> than 5 yards, the bird fluttered pitifully just a few yards away. It did
> this several times, putting on quite a show feigning injury.  Then it
> started to fly moth like a little further ahead of us on the trail.  After
> several of these forays and about 75 yards from the original spot, the
> female poorwill took flight down below the trail and circled back to the
> original location with no trouble flying.  Wish I had the foresight to have
> my son follow the poorwill down the trail while I stayed at the original
> spot - may have been able to locate the nest.
>
> Knew the bird was a Common Poorwill as it showed a large head, white
> throat, and speckled gray and brown body with no distinct pattern while
> sitting on the ground.  When the bird fluttered and flew a short distance,
> the gray front of the wing with brown primary and secondary feathers was
> quite obvious.   A male poorwill has noticeable white corners on the tail,
> while this bird (and females in general) have buffier tail tips that are
> not near as obvious.  Anyway, I'm nominating this bird for an "Academy
> Award" for the best female actress of the year - Killdeers are a distant
> second.
>
> We were descending down a long trail that had been an old road at one
> time.  Elevation was about 8,000 feet.  The upper side of the trail was
> woodland pinyon/juniper, while the habitat below the trail was Mountain
> Shrub with serviceberry, mountain mahogany, and some scrub oak.
>
> Mike Henwood
> Grand Junction
> Mesa County
> hiking in Montrose County
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Subject: Re: Castlewood canyon point 5?
From: Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:28:21 -0700 (PDT)
I found this from the postings on ebird: points 5 & 6 and west along CCT, 
--Possibly CCT means Cherry Creek Trail and there are points marked as you 
walk along it. Calling the park might be the way to go. Please let us know 
if you find out. Thanks.

Sharon Kay
Greel

On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:47:46 PM UTC-6, Marie Hoerner wrote:
>
> Does anyone know by chance where  point 5 is in Castlewood Canyon SP? I 
> keep seeing it in rare bird alerts and, although I am familiar with the 
> park, I've never heard of numbered points there. Thank you! 
>
> Marie Hoerner 
> Castle Rock 
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Subject: Re: Poorwill Behavior - Montrose County
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:05:28 -0600
Yes, distraction displays to divert predators or other disturbance from the
nest site are known and described for Common Poorwill. I saw it myself one
time -- on the only occasion I've ever found a porrwill nest.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Joe Roller  wrote:

> Is this behavior known in the literature?
> Does anyone know?
> Thanks,
> Joe Roller, Denver
>
> On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Mike Henwood  wrote:
>
>>
>> Yesterday my son and I hiked down into Roubideau Canyon on the Old
>> Transfer Bike Trail #251 off the Transfer Road out of Montrose.  We saw a
>> Common Poorwill, which are ground nesters, just ahead of us on the ground
>> as we descended down a long sloping portion of the trail. The female was
>> quivering, wings fluttering, and for a moment had me believing the she was
>> really hurt and we were going to pick her up. But as we approached to less
>> than 5 yards, the bird fluttered pitifully just a few yards away. It did
>> this several times, putting on quite a show feigning injury.  Then it
>> started to fly moth like a little further ahead of us on the trail.  After
>> several of these forays and about 75 yards from the original spot, the
>> female poorwill took flight down below the trail and circled back to the
>> original location with no trouble flying.  Wish I had the foresight to have
>> my son follow the poorwill down the trail while I stayed at the original
>> spot - may have been able to locate the nest.
>>
>> Knew the bird was a Common Poorwill as it showed a large head, white
>> throat, and speckled gray and brown body with no distinct pattern while
>> sitting on the ground.  When the bird fluttered and flew a short distance,
>> the gray front of the wing with brown primary and secondary feathers was
>> quite obvious.   A male poorwill has noticeable white corners on the tail,
>> while this bird (and females in general) have buffier tail tips that are
>> not near as obvious.  Anyway, I'm nominating this bird for an "Academy
>> Award" for the best female actress of the year - Killdeers are a distant
>> second.
>>
>> We were descending down a long trail that had been an old road at one
>> time.  Elevation was about 8,000 feet.  The upper side of the trail was
>> woodland pinyon/juniper, while the habitat below the trail was Mountain
>> Shrub with serviceberry, mountain mahogany, and some scrub oak.
>>
>> Mike Henwood
>> Grand Junction
>> Mesa County
>> hiking in Montrose County
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