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16 Sep Re: Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co. [Thomas Heinrich ]
16 Sep RE: Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co. [Christian Nunes ]
16 Sep Black-throated Green Warbler at Crow Valley Campground, Weld County 9/13/14 [Austin Hess ]
16 Sep Parasitic Jaeger, Boulder Res., Boulder Co. [Todd Deininger ]
16 Sep RMBO Barr Banding Report, 9/16/14 [meredith ]
16 Sep Sabine's Gull in Bent County ["Duane Nelson" ]
16 Sep Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co. [Todd Deininger ]
16 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Improved version, 2 PM. [Joe Roller ]
16 Sep W.Scrub Jay here ["Robert A. Spencer" ]
16 Sep Northcentral Weld County Commute ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
16 Sep New Yard Bird/Nunn -- And a Good One! ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
16 Sep Scandal! A report from the West Slope! [Ted Floyd ]
16 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. [Joe Roller ]
15 Sep Jefferson Co birds 9/15 [David Suddjian ]
15 Sep Barr Lake, Adams, Today ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
15 Sep Fwd: ARTE, SAGU, adult LTJA at Boyd Lake [Nick Komar ]
15 Sep Long-tailed Jaeger, Boyd Lake, Larimer Co. [Todd Deininger ]
15 Sep Fwd: Shorebirds, Crom lake ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
15 Sep Shorebirds, Crom lake ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
15 Sep Arctic Tern [Nick Komar ]
15 Sep Weld and Larimer County ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
15 Sep CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RE: Out-of-town birder/photographer wishes assistance ["Kay Niyo" ]
15 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 15, 2014 [Joe Roller ]
15 Sep Ordway stockyard ditch and other areas north of Rocky Ford and La Junta ["SeEttaM ." ]
14 Sep Out-of-town birder/photographer wishes assistance ["Kay Niyo" ]
14 Sep Chatfield SP mostly [David Suddjian ]
15 Sep Boyd Lake State Park details (ARCTIC TERNS, Larimer County) []
14 Sep RE: Trio Sabines Gulls [William H Kaempfer ]
14 Sep Trio Sabines Gulls []
14 Sep NE CO shorebird photos [Tom Wilberding ]
14 Sep Stilt Sandpipers at Crom Lake this morning, Yes [Carl Starace ]
14 Sep Arctic Tern, Boyd Lake (Larimer) [Nick Komar ]
14 Sep hummingbirds and other migrants and residents ["'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds" ]
14 Sep Late Boulder County migrants [Kat Bradley-Bennett ]
14 Sep Canada Warbler, Crow Valley CG [Glenn Walbek ]
14 Sep Stilt Sandpipers Continue at Crom Lake/Nunn [Dave Cameron ]
14 Sep Belmar and Welchester Parks-Jeffco [Ira Sanders ]
14 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert Sunday September 14, 2014 [Mary Driscoll ]
14 Sep NO Jaeger at Timnath currently [Todd Deininger ]
14 Sep Parasitic Jaeger photos (plus other Larimer sightings) []
13 Sep Evening Grosbeaks, Arvada, Jefferson County [Martha LKJ ]
13 Sep RMBO Ridgway Banding Report 9/12/14 and 9/13/14 [Amber West ]
13 Sep Re: Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14 [Todd Deininger ]
13 Sep Re: Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook [Nick Komar ]
13 Sep Re: Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14 [Linda Paulsen ]
13 Sep Re: Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook [Nick Komar ]
13 Sep Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14 [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
13 Sep RMBO Barr Banding Report, 9/13/14 [meredith ]
13 Sep Chico Today . ["'John D' via Colorado Birds" ]
13 Sep Big Johnson Res , El Paso County ["'John D' via Colorado Birds" ]
13 Sep Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook [Todd Deininger ]
13 Sep Stilt Sandpipers/peeps at Crom Lake ??? [Carl Starace ]
13 Sep Large numbers of Cedar Waxwings, W Wood Pewee (Arapahoe) ["W. Robert Shade III" ]
13 Sep Pine Warbler -- Pueblo, 9/13 [Brandon ]
13 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert Saturday September 13, 2014 [Mary Driscoll ]
13 Sep Mirants 9/12 Lakewood/Jeffco []
12 Sep Cooley Lake, Arapahoe (mostly) [David Suddjian ]
12 Sep Ruby-throated Humminbird - Part 2 - Jeffco - Golden [Ira Sanders ]
13 Sep Castlewood Canyon Fall Count [Tom Halverstadt ]
12 Sep RMBO Banding at Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso Co. [Nancy Gobris ]
12 Sep Warblers Smoky Hill picnic area@ CCSP. [Cheri Phillips ]
12 Sep Fw: REAL Start time at Cherry Creek on 9/13/2014 (not 9/14)is 7:30 [Cheryl Teuton ]
12 Sep Test- no message [Cheryl Teuton ]
12 Sep REAL Start time at Cherry Creek on 9/14/2014 is 7:30 [Cheryl Teuton ]
12 Sep Golden Ponds, Longmont, Boulder Co. and yard birding [Todd Deininger ]
12 Sep Cherry Creek State Park Fall Count 9/13/2014,NOTE NEW START TIME ["Cheryl Teuton" ]
12 Sep Pueblo birds 9/12 [Brandon ]
12 Sep Fallout ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
12 Sep Re: Grandview Cem (Larimer) and other thoughts on 9/11/14 [Janeal Thompson ]
12 Sep Northern Parula and Red-eyed Vireo, Larimer County [Brad Biggerstaff ]
12 Sep FW: Cherry Creek State Park Fall Count 9/13/2014, NOTE NEW START TIME [Mary Driscoll ]
12 Sep Grandview Cem (Larimer) and other thoughts on 9/11/14 [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
12 Sep Colorado Rare Bird Alert Friday September 12, 2014 [Mary Driscoll ]
12 Sep Stilt Sandpipers Continue at Crom Lake/Nunn ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
11 Sep RMBO Ridgway Banding Report 9/11/14 [Amber West ]
11 Sep Re: Will tomorrow still be a great morning to get out as predicted? [Bryan Guarente ]

Subject: Re: Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co.
From: Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:33:28 -0600
I'm hoping that the two enterprising birders who hired (?) the small fishing 
boat (and must have stunning close up photos of the jaeger) might post 
observations and/or share their photos with cobirds! The idea occurred to me, 
but I had no cash. 



Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
Nyctea AT aol.com

> On Sep 16, 2014, at 6:00 PM, Mark R  wrote:
> 
> At Boulder Res right now and Jaeger took flight towards SE corner. Looks to 
be a Juv Pomeraine Jaeger based on rounded tail, bulky bill, and noticeable 
hook to bill but didn't see it in flight long enough to see underwing/upperwing 
clearly. 

> 
> Would appreciate clarification from anyone else who sees it.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark Minner-Lee
> Superior, CO
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Sep 16, 2014, at 3:24 PM, Todd Deininger  
wrote: 

>> 
>> NE corner, found by David Dowell
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Subject: RE: Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co.
From: Christian Nunes <pajaroboy AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:23:13 -0400
Dear Birders,
I went down to the north shore of Boulder Reservoir from around 5:15-6 pm this 
evening. For most of the time, the jaeger was sitting on the water just beyond 
the buoys. The bird wasn't all that big, noticeably smaller than a relatively 
adjacent Ring-billed Gull. The overall color tone was cold, especially 
noticeable on the head and neck. In good low afternoon light, there was 
sometimes a hint of brown in the head/neck, but it wasn't as apparent as one 
would expect on a young Parasitic. It also lacked a pale crescent above the 
bill. The bill was slight and tipped with black, and I did not rely heavily 
upon the gray/dark ratio or bill shape at such a distance. There are better 
field marks to focus on. The back, scapulars, and wing coverts were all dark 
with pale yellowish tips, giving the bird a well-patterned look. The primaries 
were solid black with no pale tips. The under tail coverts were pale, almost 
white, with black bars. The wings were very long, extending well past the tip 
of the tail while sitting on the water. While floating, the caboose rode high 
in the water, and combined with the small size it gave the bird a very dainty 
and Sabine's Gull-esque feel. 

Eventually, the bird took off and made a few wide circles fairly close to the 
shore. In flight, one very bright white primary shaft was apparent, with a 
second fainter shaft being just visible. The rest of the flight feathers were 
distinctly dark from above. The auxilaries below were patterned with 
black-and-white, with no noticeable color. The belly was the palest part of the 
undercarriage, with the head and chest being darker and the barred under tail 
coverts contrasting as well. 

All of these details make me settle upon a juvenile intermediate-morph 
LONG-TAILED JAEGER as the likely identification. No photos to corroborate, but 
maybe others obtained some. 

Thanks,
Christian NunesBoulder, CO
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From: markrminnerlee AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co.
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:32 -0600
To: goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com

At Boulder Res right now and Jaeger took flight towards SE corner. Looks to be 
a Juv Pomeraine Jaeger based on rounded tail, bulky bill, and noticeable hook 
to bill but didn't see it in flight long enough to see underwing/upperwing 
clearly. 

Would appreciate clarification from anyone else who sees it.
Regards,
Mark Minner-LeeSuperior, CO

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 16, 2014, at 3:24 PM, Todd Deininger  wrote:

NE corner, found by David Dowell




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Subject: Black-throated Green Warbler at Crow Valley Campground, Weld County 9/13/14
From: Austin Hess <outdoorlover1214 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:03:29 -0700 (PDT)
Terribly sorry about the belated post, I feel bad that this bird is likely 
not chasable...but me and my birding partners Fawn Simonds and Nicole Teel 
found a Black-throated Green Warbler at Crow Valley Campground on the 
Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County last Saturday (9/13/14). The bird 
was seen in the morning hours on the west-central side of the campground in 
one smaller tree close to the barbwire fence. Here is the full eBird report 
from that outing and photos by Fawn and Nicole... 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19821087

Austin Hess
Fort Collins, Colorado 

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Subject: Parasitic Jaeger, Boulder Res., Boulder Co.
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:47:12 -0600
From distant views it appears to be a Parasitic Jaeger on Boulder Res.
 When I left best views were from the south shore and the jaeger was mostly
floating on the water.  It flew around a few times, but always distant.

Also on the res were *Sabine Gull*, *Common Tern*, and Forester's Tern.
 Next door at Sixmile Res. David Dowell, finder of the jaeger, saw 2 Sabine
Gulls.

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Subject: RMBO Barr Banding Report, 9/16/14
From: meredith <meredithmcburney AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
The warm weather seems to have slowed things down; only 33 new birds banded 
today.  Cool and surprising bird of the day was a Sage Thrasher. We haven't 
caught one at the station since 1995!  And the first I've had in the hand. 
 We all spent a long time staring at its truly beautiful eyes!

Breakdown for the day:

Hammond's Flycatcher 1
House  Wren 3
Hermit Thrush 1
Sage Thrasher 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Townsend's Warbler 1
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 17
Green-tailed Towhee 1
Gambel's White Crown Sparrow 1

Open daily through Sat, then closed Sun and Mon.

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Subject: Sabine's Gull in Bent County
From: "Duane Nelson" <dnelson1 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:57:20 -0600
Birders,

 

An immature Sabine's Gull was at Adobe Creek Reservoir (aka Blue Lake) this
afternoon. It was in the shrinking south part of the lake south of the Bent
County line. As water is drawn down, there is a deep canal allowing water to
pass from the large north part of the lake, through the shallow south lake,
and on, via canal, to the outlet at the dam. Drive west to the dam from
County Road 10 on Road VV to the outlet gates, and go north along the east
side of the outlet canal as far as you feel comfortable. I walked about 1/3
of a mile north from where I parked to get to the vast mudflats of the south
lake, absolutely teeming with thousands of shorebirds and water birds. This
site is unique at the current water level in that you can walk on the canal
berm into the middle of the lake. The Sabine's Gull was loosely associating
with about 20 Ring-billed Gulls on a tiny islet in the middle of the lake.
Close views are possible. This shrinking pool is certain to host good birds
until the south lake is empty. 

 

National Public Lands day will be held on Saturday, September 27th. As part
of that national event, I'll be coordinating a habitat project at John
Martin Reservoir to restore the barren beach habitat necessary for use by
Piping Plovers at Colorado's most important nest site for that species. I
highly encourage birders to take part in this effort. The US Army Corps of
Engineers is the sponsor of this event. We will be able to provide campsites
at Lake Hasty Campground (in cooperation with John Martin State Park), and
may be able to provide water, snacks, and some Federal lands free entry
permits to a lucky few. Generally, we are in the field from between 9 a.m.
and noon. Please contact me if you are interested in helping a worthy
project.

 

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO



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Subject: Jaeger sp. , Boulder Res. , Boulder Co.
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:24:15 -0600
NE corner, found by David Dowell

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Improved version, 2 PM.
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:23 -0600
Compiler: Joe Roller
Date: September 16, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 2
PM, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky Mountain Bird
Observatory.


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

Sabine's Gull - Summary by Kaempfer,  "...have hit in big numbers this
weekend.  I saw a juvenile Sabine’s at Lagerman Reservoir in Boulder County
on 9/14 and noticed continuing reports from others at Cherry Creek
(7 juvys!), Chatfield, Jumbo and Big Johnson Reservoirs." Costilla County
too. One in *Denver County was reported on 9/15 by Alec Hopping.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (Denver, Jefferson)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, *Larimer)
LONG-TAILED JAEGER (*Larimer)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(Jefferson)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder, El Paso)
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Larimer)
PINE WARBLER (PUEBLO)
Black-and-White Warbler (*Jefferson)
CANADA WARBLER (Washington)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (El Paso)

*BOULDER COUNTY:*
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont,
near where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10.

*COSTILLA COUNTY: *Rawinski reported a trio of Sabine's Gulls at Smith
Reservoir SWA, near Blanca, on September 14.

*DENVER: *Alec Hopping reported a Caspian Tern at Marston Reservoir, flying
southeast toward Chatfield SP on September 14 and a Sabine's Gull at
Marston on September 15.

*EL PASO COUNTY:*
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8,
 in low light. Bill Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an
ARCTIC TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til
noon on September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big
Johnson on the opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally
located.  Scope for viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues at Big Johnson Reservoir.
--Drummond reports a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Cassita, at Chico Basin
Ranch, fee area, on September 13.
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by Aaron Driscoll on Drennan Road on August
26. Many individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS near the
intersection of Drennan and Hemingway (this area is southeast of Colorado
Springs).  On Sept. 7, Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird’s Sparrows within 45
mins. before reaching the 90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1
cooperative ad. Baird’s Sparrow on Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree
bend. No subsequent news either way.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*
--A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported by Sanders on September 12, at
this home. During the quick looks he had of the bird, he observed a red
gorget, but it was a little different hue than the usual male Broad-tailed
Hummingbird. Contact him via email (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com) if you want to
try to see the bird; visitors are welcome.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported on September 15 by Suddjian at the
Mother Cabrini Shrine above Golden.

*LARIMER COUNTY:*
--A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported by Komar at Timnath Reservoir on
September 13. The jaeger was not seen on the morning of September 14, nor
on September 15, but is to be looked for on large lakes farther south.
--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just
email him.
--A  Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre
Bike Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez
Park trail intersection. RFI on date, please.
-- On September 14, Komar reported several tern species at Boyd Lake,
including FOUR ARCTIC TERNS. Helpful details are in Nick's post to CObirds
at 10 last evening. Seen again by Komar on 9/15.
An adult LONG-TAILED JAEGER was found by Bankert on September 15 at Boyd
Lake. Komar and others saw it that evening.

*PARK COUNTY:*
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha
Pass on September 3.

*PUEBLO COUNTY:*
--A PINE WARBLER was reported by Percival on September 13, east of the
Osprey Picnic area on the North side of the Arkansas River, below Pueblo
Reservoir dam.

*WASHINGTON COUNTY:*
--Walbek reported a CANADA WARBLER from Crow Valley Campground on Sept 14
in the west ditch.

*WELD COUNTY:*
--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by
Leatherman, probably the same individual.


Good Birding,
Joe Roller
Denver
jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Subject: W.Scrub Jay here
From: "Robert A. Spencer" <bobolink AT indra.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:58:23 -0600
Hi all. I put out some peanuts yesterday and the Scrub Jay came and got one. I 
think this is the same one that has been coming for 2 years now. I think it 
hangs out with Blue Jays. 


It is not as bright as most Scrub Jays and may be a female.  

I have not started feeding birds yet this year.  

Better birding to all.

Bob Spencer  N.E. of Golden 

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Subject: Northcentral Weld County Commute
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:37:46 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

Crom Lake--new water has not arrived yet; plenty of exposed mud flats remain

   - Stilt Sandpiper - *127*(!)
   - Baird's Sandpiper - 2
   - Least Sandpiper - 2
   - Killdeer - 8
   - American Avocet - 7
   - Wilson's Phalarope - 5
   - Red-necked Phalarope - 3

Windsor Reservoir

   - Hundreds of gulls viewable on expansive south shore flat (Franklin's, 
   Ring-billeds, California, Herring)

Windsor Lake

   - Just pelis and cormorants this morning

Timnath Reservoir

   - Lots of expected birds--no uncommon as far as I could tell

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Subject: New Yard Bird/Nunn -- And a Good One!
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:32:48 -0700 (PDT)
#121 Western Scrub Jay!  We heard him last night in yard (couldn't find 
him); finally saw him this morning.  

How many Western Scrub Jay seen east of Hwy 85?

Yard description and list of species:

   - http://coloradobirder.ning.com/notes/My_Yard_Birds

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Subject: Scandal! A report from the West Slope!
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:27:37 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, Birders.

Kei and Hannah and Andrew and I were out at the Carpenter Ranch, Routt 
County, this past Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 13-14, for the 3rd annual Yampa 
Valley Crane Festival.

The highlight was several hundred Sandhill Cranes. I'd known about the 
famous stagings in the San Luis Valley; and the brief but spectacular fall 
overflights of the Front Range metro region; and the quite decent spring 
flights through the lower Arkansas valley; and the increasing presence in 
winter in and around the Grand Valley; and of course the breeding 
population in the Yampa valley. But this one was new to me. Anyhow, several 
hundred Sandhill Cranes staging along the Yampa River near Hayden. The 
locals know all about it, but it was news to me.

The most numerous migrants seemed to be Audubon's Warblers and Lincoln's 
Sparrows. Wilson's and Orange-crowned warblers were present, but relatively 
scarce. The only *Spizella* sparrows were Chippings, and, a bit to my 
surprise, all were adults well along in their prebasic molts; I wonder 
where they had come from.

The only migratory sandpipers were two Greater Yellowlegs at a farm pond on 
the ranch; a Spotted Sandpiper and a Wilson's Snipe might have been summer 
residents hanging on. Speaking of hangers-on, I was surprised to see a Bank 
Swallow still hanging out with the Violet-green (a few) and Barn (many) 
Swallows.

At least 5 Red-naped Sapsuckers still were present, and so was a 
Williamson's Sapsucker. Evening Grosbeaks, Cedar Waxwings, and Pine Siskins 
were widespread.

Some other odds and ends: small numbers of Common Mergansers at various 
points along the Yampa River; a couple of Bald Eagles; Sharp-shinned and 
Cooper's hawks; Turkey Vultures and Swainson's Hawks still present; a 
Western Wood-Pewee, the only flycatcher; a couple of Western Scrub-Jays in 
"The Magic Tree" (you had to be there); and a few House Wrens, catbirds, 
yellowthroats, Savannah Sparrows, and Lesser Goldfinches still present.

Nocturnal migration. You didn't think I'd let that one slip by, did you? 
Well, with the crystal-clear skies and light southerly winds, there wasn't 
too much hear. I heard a single short, clipped, up-slurred *tseet* that I 
believe was an Orange-crowned Warbler. The Great Horned Owls were making 
some cool noises, too. See, or hear, for yourself: 
http://www.xeno-canto.org/195490

The whole time we were there, the weather was perfect, the scenery 
spectacular, and cranes cooperative, and the human beings enthusiastic and 
plentiful (50-150+ persons per each activity in which I participated). In 
just a few years, this crane festival has become one of the major birding 
events of the year in Colorado. Learn more, and gear up for the 2015 
festival, at the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition 
website: http://coloradocranes.net/

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:25:45 -0600
Compiler: Joe Roller
Date: September 16, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 16, 2014, at
6:25 AM, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky Mountain Bird
Observatory.


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

Sabine's Gull - Summary by Kaempfer,  "...have hit in big numbers this
weekend.  I saw a juvenile Sabine’s at Lagerman Reservoir in Boulder County
on 9/14 and noticed continuing reports from others at Cherry Creek
(7 juvys!), Chatfield, Jumbo and Big Johnson Reservoirs." Costilla County
too. One in *Denver County was reported on 9/15 by Alec Hopping.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (Denver, Jefferson)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, *Larimer)
LONG-TAILED JAEGER (*Larimer)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(Jefferson)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder, El Paso)
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Larimer)
PINE WARBLER (PUEBLO)
Black-and-White Warbler (*Jefferson)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (El Paso)

*BOULDER COUNTY:*
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont,
near where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10.

*COSTILLA COUNTY: *Rawinski reported a trio of Sabine's Gulls at Smith
Reservoir SWA, near Blanca, on September 14.

*DENVER: *Alec Hopping reported a Caspian Tern at Marston Reservoir, flying
southeast toward Chatfield SP on September 14 and a Sabine's Gull at
Marston on September 15.

*EL PASO COUNTY:*
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8,
 in low light. Bill Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an
ARCTIC TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til
noon on September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big
Johnson on the opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally
located.  Scope for viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues at Big Johnson Reservoir.
--Drummond reports a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Cassita, at Chico Basin
Ranch, fee area, on September 13.
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by Aaron Driscoll on Drennan Road on August
26. Many individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS near the
intersection of Drennan and Hemingway (this area is southeast of Colorado
Springs).  On Sept. 7, Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird’s Sparrows within 45
mins. before reaching the 90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1
cooperative ad. Baird’s Sparrow on Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree
bend. No subsequent news either way.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*
--A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported by Sanders on September 12, at
this home. During the quick looks he had of the bird, he observed a red
gorget, but it was a little different hue than the usual male Broad-tailed
Hummingbird. Contact him via email (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com) if you want to
try to see the bird; visitors are welcome.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported on September 15 by Suddjian at the
Mother Cabrini Shrine above Golden.

*LARIMER COUNTY:*
--A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported by Komar at Timnath Reservoir on
September 13. The jaeger was not seen on the morning of September 14, nor
on September 15, but is to be looked for on large lakes farther south.
--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just
email him.
--A  Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre
Bike Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez
Park trail intersection. RFI on date, please.
-- On September 14, Komar reported several tern species at Boyd Lake,
including FOUR ARCTIC TERNS. Helpful details are in Nick's post to CObirds
at 10 last evening. Seen again by Komar on 9/15.
An adult LONG-TAILED JAEGER was found by Bankert on September 15 at Boyd
Lake. Komar and others saw it that evening.

*PARK COUNTY:*
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha
Pass on September 3.

*PUEBLO COUNTY:*
--A PINE WARBLER was reported by Percival on September 13, east of the
Osprey Picnic area on the North side of the Arkansas River, below Pueblo
Reservoir dam.

*WELD COUNTY:*
--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by
Leatherman, probably the same individual.


Good Birding,
Joe Roller
Denver
jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Jefferson Co birds 9/15
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:02:01 -0600
Near dawn this morning a Burrowing Owl was amid a prairie dog colony in Ken
Caryl Valley near the Manor House. It must be a southbound migrant. I
looked again this evening but did not see it.

A visit to Mother Cabrini Shrine above Golden had good birding, with a
Black-and-white Warbler the highlight. Also a Lewis's Woodpecker flew over
going south, some Type 2 Red Crossbills in the pines, and a good variety of
other species, including a Cassin's Finch.

Later a Tennessee Warbler visited my Ken Caryl Valley yard, with a
lutescens Orange-crowned close by for a nice comparison. It was sort of
like old home week California style for me, as that form of the OCWA is the
common one there, and I'd see a one or a few TEWA each fall. It is
interesting to me that there are more "eastern" warblers to be found in CA
than here in CO, or maybe it is just that more are found there because
there are more birders. Either way, I don't take them for granted, and I
enjoy each of the regulars, too!

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Barr Lake, Adams, Today
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:07:55 -0400
Greetings All


No spanking major highlights at Barr, but had 80 species in the morn. Water 
levels are low, so shorebirds are present, and I was actually a tad surprised 
not to find a jaeger given the number of gulls present. 



Highlights included
2 Sabine's Gulls (immatures)
1 LBB Gull (adultish thing, present for at least a couple weeks)
2 Lutescent Warblers (western race of OC Warbler; the true status of these is 
unclear, but the "good" ones are usually quite obvious in fall, being entirely 
bright green and yellow). 

1 late-ish Orchard Oriole and Willow Flycatcher
1 Hammond's and 1 Least Flycatcher
1 Townsend's Warbler
1 Rock Wren


Overall numbers were good with about 20 OC Warblers and 80 Wilson's. 


1400 or so DC Cormorants and couldn't pick out a Neotrop. Despite huge breeding 
success on the w. Gulf Coast, this seems not the year for that species in CO 



Good Birding
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont CO

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Subject: Fwd: ARTE, SAGU, adult LTJA at Boyd Lake
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:59:24 -0600
More details, from Andy Bankert!

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Andrew Bankert 
> Date: September 15, 2014 at 3:34:31 PM MDT
> To: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
> Subject: ARTE, SAGU, adult LTJA at Boyd Lake
> 
> Hey Nick,
> 
> I am not on CO Birds yet and I have to head to class soon, just giving
> you a heads up about these birds.  The jaeger is an adult with a tail.
> No photos, but it was fairly close to shore a few times, just the
> wrong side of the lake where I was at the time.
> 
> Andy Bankert

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Subject: Long-tailed Jaeger, Boyd Lake, Larimer Co.
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:40 -0600
Report from ABA rare birds Facebook

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Subject: Fwd: Shorebirds, Crom lake
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:02:51 -0600
At Killdeer to the list from Deb Carstensen, Littleton,

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> From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" 
> Date: September 15, 2014 at 12:57:16 PM MDT
> To: Cobirds 
> Subject: [cobirds] Shorebirds, Crom lake
> Reply-To: fiddlenurs AT aol.com
> 
> I am at Crom lake and there are lots of shorebirds! Please take the following 
list with a grain of salt as shorebirds are not my strong point. 

> 
> Stilt sandpipers – around 20
> Avocets – 6
> Wilson's phalaropes- 4
> Rednecked phalaropes – 2
> Least sandpipers
> Dowitchers.
> Prairie falcon
> Robins
> Barn swallows
> Canada geese-around 100
> 
> My suggestion is to glance at my list and then spend the rest of your time 
coming out here so you can make up your own mind about which shorebirds are 
here! I will be eagerly awaiting your post. 

> 
> Carstensen, Littleton, Arapahoe County
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Subject: Shorebirds, Crom lake
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:57:16 -0600
I am at Crom lake and there are lots of shorebirds! Please take the following 
list with a grain of salt as shorebirds are not my strong point. 


Stilt sandpipers – around 20
Avocets – 6
Wilson's phalaropes- 4
Rednecked phalaropes – 2
Least sandpipers
Dowitchers.
Prairie falcon
Robins
Barn swallows
Canada geese-around 100

My suggestion is to glance at my list and then spend the rest of your time 
coming out here so you can make up your own mind about which shorebirds are 
here! I will be eagerly awaiting your post. 


Carstensen, Littleton, Arapahoe County
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Subject: Arctic Tern
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:21:52 -0600
Now sitting on swim beach with Common Terns at Boyd Lake SP

Nick Komar


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Subject: Weld and Larimer County
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:14:39 -0700 (PDT)
Visited Stove Prairie-area (Rist Canyon Road) in Larimer and Sheep Draw 
Trail in Greeley as well as Weld CR 124 and 122 ponds; Latham-area and Crom 
Lake.

*Larimer County:*

Rist Canyon Road and Stove Prairie Road:

Pygmy Nuthatch - 9+
Mountain Bluebird - 16+
Cassin's Finch - 7+
Red Crossbill - 2
Golden Eagle

*Weld County:*

Weld CR 124 and 122 (Walk-in) Ponds:

Least Sandpiper - few
Western Sandpiper - few
Baird's Sandpiper - few
Greater Yellowlegs - 8
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Stilt Sandpiper - 3
Long-billed Dowitcher - 2
Wilson's Snipe - 4
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 1 (harassing the perched Bald Eagle got pic and video of 
display)
Northern Shoveler - lots
Green-winged Teal - lots
Mallard - lots
American White Pelican - 67+
American Coot

I also thought I heard two Lapland Longspurs flying around me at Weld CR 
124 pond.

Weld CR 37, 122, 55, 124 Roads (birdy):

Sage Thrasher - 6 (Weld CR 37)
Brewer's Sparrow - 3
Lark Bunting
Horned Lark
Vesper Sparrow - lots
Willet - 2 (Weld CR 37 wet area just north of Weld CR 108 on west)

Weld CR 102 (birdy) Abandoned Property (just west of Weld CR 37)--I have a 
Barn Owl box there; has a dead American Kestrel in it:

House Wren - 3
Wilson's Warbler - 5
MacGillivray's Warbler
Gray Catbird - 2
Loggerhead Shrike
Townsend's Solitaire
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2

USDA/ARS Facility (Weld CR 37)-birdy
Gray Catbird - 3
Brown Thrasher
Wilson's Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Lark Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow


Sheep Draw Trail (71st Ave and 10 St Trailhead):

Empid
Western Wood-Pewee
Sharp-shinned Hawk
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Wilson's Warbler
European Starling
Canada Goose
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Song Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Flicker
Eastern Bluejay
American Kestrel
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Western Kingbird
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Weld CR 48 Marsh:

Stilt Sandpiper - 32
Long-billed Dowitcher - 4
Forster's Tern - 2
Greater Yellowlegs - 18
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
Sora

Weld CR 43 oil field pond--no birds

Crom Lake:

Stilt Sandpiper - 45
Least Sandpiper - 4
American Avocet - 3

Nunn/Yard:

Burrowing Owl - 3 (Weld CR 33)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sage Thrasher - 3
Loggerhead Shrike
Wilson's Warbler - 4
White-crowned Sparrow - 3
Say's Phoebe
Rock Wren
Dark-eyed Junco

Other reports:

Arapahoe Pass Trail/Boulder County (Mary Lou Van Laanen reports)
White-tailed Ptarmigan 

(http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/2014-9-13-white-tailed-ptarmigan-arapahoe-pass-trail) 

East Portal-Moffet Tunnel
Red-naped Sapsucker 
(http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/9-14-14-red-naped-sapsucker-east-portal)

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RE: Out-of-town birder/photographer wishes assistance
From: "Kay Niyo" <Kay AT KayNiyo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:54:59 -0600
Eric spelled his email incorrectly; it is ericpgrossman AT comcast.net. Please
respond directly to Eric at the correct email address if you have time to
help him in Oct.  Thanks.

 

Kay

 

Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

Kay AT KayNiyo.com; www.KayNiyo.com

 

From: Kay Niyo [mailto:Kay AT KayNiyo.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:56 PM
To: CO-Birds listserv (cobirds AT googlegroups.com)
Cc: 'ericpgrossman AT comcast.neet'
Subject: Out-of-town birder/photographer wishes assistance

 

I received an email from Eric Grossman (ericpgrossman AT comcast.net).
(CORRECTED ADDRESS IS comcast.net)  He said "I will be in Denver area the
weekend of October 25/26 and would love to do some bird photography but
wondering if you could recommend someone who could guide me, happy to pay
for the service. Appreciate any help you can offer."

 

Please respond directly to Eric at his email address above.  Thanks.


Kay

 

Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

Kay AT KayNiyo.com; www.KayNiyo.com

 

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 15, 2014
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:24:01 -0600
Compiler: Joe Roller
Date: September 15, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org


This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 15, 2014,
updated at 7:22 AM, sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky
Mountain Bird Observatory.


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


Mississippi Kite (El Paso)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Kiowa)
PARASITIC JAEGER (Larimer)

Sabine's Gull (Summary by Kaempfer,  "...have hit in big numbers this
weekend.  I saw a juvenile Sabine’s at Lagerman Reservoir in Boulder County
mid-day today and noticed continuing reports from others at Cherry Creek,
Chatfield, Jumbo and Big Johnson Reservoirs." Costilla County too.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (*Denver, *Jefferson)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, *Larimer)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Jefferson)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)
Bell’s Vireo (El Paso, Bent)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder, El Paso)
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
VARIED THRUSH (Weld)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Larimer)
PINE WARBLER (PUEBLO)
MOURNING WARBLER (Bent)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (El Paso)
PAINTED BUNTING (Bent)

*BENT COUNTY:*
--A Bell’s Vireo, MOURNING WARBLER, imm. female, PAINTED BUNTING, green
type, were reported by Mlodinow at Neenoshe Locust Grove where the scrubby
locust, tamarisk and Russian Olives are located on September 8.

*BOULDER COUNTY:*
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont,
near where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10.

*COSTILLA COUNTY: *Rawinski reported a trio of Sabine's Gulls at Smith
Reservoir SWA, near Blanca, on 9/14.

*DENVER: *Alec Hopping reported a Caspian Tern at Marston Reservoir, flying
southeast toward Chatfield SP on September 14..

*EL PASO COUNTY:*
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8,
 in low light. B. Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an
ARCTIC TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til
noon on September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big
Johnson on the opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally
located.  Scope for viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues at Big Johnson Reservoir.
--Drummond reports a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Cassita, at Chico Basin
Ranch, fee area, on September 13.
--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by A. Driscoll on Drennan Road on August 26.
Many individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD’S SPARROWS near the
intersection of Drennan and Hemingway (this area is southeast of Colorado
Springs).  On Sept. 7, Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird’s Sparrows within 45
mins. before reaching the 90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1
cooperative ad. Baird’s Sparrow on Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree
bend.
--A Bell’s Vireo was reported by Peterson at Hanson Nature Area (AKA Area 7
of Fountain Creek Regional Park), between the two small ponds that are on
the west side of Fountain Creek.


*JEFFERSON/DOUGLAS COUNTY:*
--A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported by Sanders on September 12, at
this home. During the quick looks he had of the bird, he observed a red
gorget, but it was a little different than the usual male Broad-tailed
Hummingbird. Contact him via email if you want to try to see the bird,
visitors are welcome.

*LARIMER COUNTY:*
--A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported by Komar at Timnath Reservoir on
September 13. The jaeger was not seen on the morning of September 14, but
is to be looked for on large lakes farther south.
--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just
email him.
--A  Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre
Bike Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez
Park trail intersection. RFI on date, please.
-- On September 14, Komar reported several tern species at Boyd Lake,
including FOUR Arctic Terns. Helpful details are in Nick's post to CObirds
at 10 last evening.

*PARK COUNTY:*
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha
Pass on September 3.

*PUEBLO COUNTY:*
--A PINE WARBLER was reported by Percival on September 13, east of the
Osprey Picnic area on the North side of the Arkansas River, below Pueblo
Reservoir dam.

*WELD COUNTY:*
--A VARIED THRUSH was reported by Wright at Crow Valley Campground in the
creek bed that goes north from the Group Area out to the gate leading to
the Mourning Dove Trail/Primitive Camping area on September 9.  The bird
was seen in a elm and down in the willows along this stretch.
--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by
Leatherman, probably the same individual.


Good Birding,
Joe Roller
Denver
jroller9 AT gmail.com
(Please advise me of any updates on these birds or to point out mistakes,
etc).

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Subject: Ordway stockyard ditch and other areas north of Rocky Ford and La Junta
From: "SeEttaM ." <seettam AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:37 -0600
I birded Friday afternoon in several areas north of Rocky Ford and La Junta
including Lakes Meredith, Henry, Holbrook and the Ordway town reservoir--a
few shorebirds at the lakes but very few birds at any of these locations.
The most shorebirds I found were in the bar ditch adjacent to the Ordway
stockyard:  5 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Baird's Sandpipers and a few Killdeer.
I saw a couple of dark ibis land south of the stockyard but the settling
ponds are no longer visible from the road.  White headed gulls were
circling the stockyards as usual.  Landbirds were in very short supply in
several areas with trees and shrubs that I checked.  I did see several
Burrowing Owls around that have not left including one that was perched
close to the road that I was able to get some very close photos (can even
see the nares in one pic) that I have uploaded to my Birds and Nature blog.


SeEtta Moss
Canon City
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

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Subject: Out-of-town birder/photographer wishes assistance
From: "Kay Niyo" <Kay AT KayNiyo.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:56:27 -0600
I received an email from Eric Grossman (ericpgrossman AT comcast.neet).  He
said "I will be in Denver area the weekend of October 25/26 and would love
to do some bird photography but wondering if you could recommend someone who
could guide me, happy to pay for the service. Appreciate any help you can
offer."

 

Please respond directly to Eric at his email address above.  Thanks.


Kay

 

Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

Kay AT KayNiyo.com; www.KayNiyo.com

 

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Subject: Chatfield SP mostly
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:56:19 -0600
I spent a little time in Chatfield SP on Sept 13. I walked upstream on the
eastside of the South Platte, upstream of the perimeter road covering areas
both in the riparian and in the more open uplands (Douglas Co). Things were
slowish overall, but I hit a very active and diverse area of birding in an
open stand of small pines planted in the uplands east of the river, just NE
of the northernmost lake on the east side of the river. This area also has
a shrubby swale. Here I had the following, among others: 1 Olive-sided
Flycatcher, 1 Ferruginous Hawk, 1 Gray Flycatcher, 1 Dusky, 2 Pink-sided
Juncos (my 1st this season and I think a bit early), 1 Townsend's Warbler,
1 MacGillivray's 2 Orange-crowneds, 1 Sage Thrasher, a pile of Green-tailed
Towhees, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

In the riparian along the river I had 2 Willow Flycatchers,  1 Hammond's, 1
Cordilleran, and 1 Eastern Phoebe. Not much of interest from the Swim Beach
(JeffCo). 1 Am. Avocet there.

A Ferruginous Hawk passed over Ken Caryl Valley today 9/14 (JeffCo).

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Boyd Lake State Park details (ARCTIC TERNS, Larimer County)
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:54:28 +0000 (UTC)
Cobirders, 
if you want the bird list and related description, skip the next paragraph. I 
was feeling literary :-). 

I visited Boyd Lake State Park near Loveland late this afternoon. Water was 
high, boaters and jet skiers abounded, and birds seemed non-existent in the 
heat of the afternoon. After about a half hour of the birding doldrums, I was 
about to leave but decided to check out the north parking lot, where I had seen 
exposed shoreline earlier this summer. Approaching the lot, I caught movement 
out of the corner of my eye in the line of trees that line the property border 
here, west of the parking lot. After parking, I walked along those trees and 
discovered a nice flock of migrating land birds, including 4 species of 
warblers and a FOS Green-tailed Towhee. As I returned to my car, the view of 
the lake provided some jet-skiing action and various types of boats, but seemed 
devoid of birds. Again I was about to leave when a flash of white caught my eye 
- TERNS! I walked to the water's edge to view the two terns better and was 
pleased to discover they were Common Terns, a species I rarely see in Larimer 
County (although this spring was a notable exception as quite a few were 
around, especially at Boyd Lake). From the water's edge I could see the marshy 
north end of the lake and realized that there were many waterbirds there, north 
of the line of buoys keeping boats out of the shallows. I went to retrieve my 
telescope and camera and when I returned, I discovered the terns were 
multiplying. Two became four, four became eight, and eventually (90 min 
later) I ended with a count of 16. Perhaps there were more! 

  
The list: 
Forster's Tern - 7 
Common Tern - 2 
Arctic Tern - 4 
Unidentified Tern - 3 
The full list is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19834955 . 
  
A comment about the Arctic Terns: I spent a good twenty minutes studying one 
actively feeding tern that was noticeably smaller than the Forster's, very pale 
(like the Forster's), short necked, with partial black cap and pale gray carpal 
bar. I eventually convinced myself that it was an Arctic. Eventually, after 
sunset, there were 4 of these flying around, with a style reminiscent of 
Bonaparte's Gull (in part, due to the short neck effect). If you asked me if 
seeing a flock of Arctic Terns in Colorado was possible, I would have said, 
"No", until tonight. I still don't believe it and plan on returning at daybreak 
to document this with better views, photographs, etc. I hope others will as 
well (let me know if you get a photo). 

  
If you plan to visit Boyd Lake, there is a map of the location attached to the 
ebird link above. I suggest viewing from the east side in the morning, or west 
side (fee area) in the afternoon for best lighting. Terns were feeding off the 
north lot, but I suspect the roost is in the emergent vegetation at the 
southeast end. The roost area can be scoped from a public road on the east 
side. Sometimes neighbors will invite birders onto private property for better 
viewing. Otherwise, please do not trespass on private property. 

  
If you are interested in joining forces for a couple hours in the morning or 
evening, email me privately. 


Nick Komar 
Fort Collins CO 

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Subject: RE: Trio Sabines Gulls
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:07:58 -0600
Sabine's have hit in big numbers this weekend. I saw a juvenile Sabine's at 
Lagerman Reservoir in Boulder County mid-day today and noticed continuing 
reports from others at Cherry Creek, Chatfield, Jumbo and Big Johnson 
Reservoirs. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: [cobirds] Trio Sabines Gulls

I got great views this afternoon of 3, no less, Sabines Gulls at Smith 
Reservoir SWA near Blanca. There are 2 juveniles and one molting adult. What a 
sight! 

They can be seen along the south shore of the reservoir so go into the south 
side entrance. 


John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO


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Subject: Trio Sabines Gulls
From: <cougar AT gojade.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:51:48 -0600
I got great views this afternoon of 3, no less, Sabines Gulls at Smith 
Reservoir SWA near Blanca. There are 2 juveniles and one molting adult. What a 
sight! 

They can be seen along the south shore of the reservoir so go into the south 
side entrance. 


John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

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Subject: NE CO shorebird photos
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:41:13 -0700 (PDT)
11 pics recently: http://bit.ly/1uKdQ7j

Cheers,
Tom Wilberding
Boulder County

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Subject: Stilt Sandpipers at Crom Lake this morning, Yes
From: Carl Starace <castarace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:33 -0600
  To Dave Cameron and others seeking shorebirds at Crom Lake in future. A
local farmer told me that Crom will receive more water on Tuesday. So there
likely will be little to no edge left after tomorrow. Sally Swain and I had
a nice flock of 72 Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Bairds, 4 Semipalmated Sands and 7
American Avocets at 11 am. Good Sept. Birding,         Carl Starace, Niwot

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Subject: Arctic Tern, Boyd Lake (Larimer)
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:39:28 -0600
Currently feeding off north lot in State Park. 

Nick Komar
At Boyd

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Subject: hummingbirds and other migrants and residents
From: "'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:23:05 -0700
Today I woke up to a mini-fallout in my yard with lots of yellow-rumped 
warblers and robins, plus 2 orange-crowned warblers, 1 Townsend's warbler, 3 
blue-gray gnatcatchers, 1 yellow warbler, 1 western tanager, 1 green-tailed 
towhee. I only got to watch them for a few minutes. There were probably others 
but they all suddenly left in a big whoosh. 


Yesterday was a four-jay-day here. Scrub, blue, steller's and a single pinyon 
jay at my feeders. To top it off, a Clark's Nutcracker also visited my yard 
yesterday, not seen here since early June, which was also unusual. 



I've seen several posts eluding to late hummingbirds, but my feeders have never 
been this busy all year as they are right now, with as many as 15 or more here 
on friday and saturday. Today there seem to be fewer, but still at least 6-8. 
The make-up has been mostly young broad-taileds, but within the last week I 
have seen individual young/female rufous, black-chinned and calliope. 



Old news:  Its been a while since I've 
reported anything on cobirds lately, but it hasn't been for a lack of 
interesting birds around this fall. Its been a decent migration overall, 
starting off way back in July with good numbers of Bullock's orioles passing 
through (8-10/day). They were all but gone by early august, when an olive-sided 
flycatcher stopped briefly to flycatch in my 

yard, followed by large numbers (like 6+ at a time) of western tanagers, 
especially in late august. Black-head grosbeak numbers were also good this 
year, with 3-4 in the yard on any given day, until late august. A single 
Evening Grosbeak was heard labor day weekend. A hairy woodpecker has been 
around off and on since late august, as has a red-breasted nuthatch - or 
perhaps these have been different birds over time. they are still seen 
regularly. Other migrants this fall include a macgillivray's warbler, 
white-crowned sparrow, and a spectacular swallow flight (barn, cliff and 
violet-green) on labor day. I have not seen/heard many crossbills lately, in 
constrast to reports in town. Spotted Towhee's have been coming through in good 
numbers, with mostly juveniles starting about 2 weeks ago, and now mostly adult 
males (6-7 in the yard). Oddly enough, i have yet to detect a Wilson's warbler 
in the yard this fall. 



good birding,

Arvind Panjabi
5700' feet, Larimer County, CO, 3 miles west of Fort Collins
On the north slope of MilnerMtn
Mountain mahogany shrubland and grassland

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Subject: Late Boulder County migrants
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:07:03 -0700 (PDT)
A female Broad-tail Hummer came to my feeder this morning. I'm glad I left 
it up!  
Three Wilson's Warblers in the past week visited my backyard in west 
Longmont.
Western Kingbird at Blue Mountain Elementary School in west Longmont this 
morning.
Two each immature Rough-legged and Swainson's hawks have been hanging out 
in the Boulder County property at 75th and Pike Road. I've seen them at 
various times and at various locations all the way up to Nelson Road.

The surviving Osprey chick on N 75th has flown!

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont

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Subject: Canada Warbler, Crow Valley CG
From: Glenn Walbek <juncos AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:11:13 -0600
In the west ditch between NW and SW corners.

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Subject: Stilt Sandpipers Continue at Crom Lake/Nunn
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7 AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:55:53 -0700 (PDT)
ARE THE Stilts still around today, or have they moved on?

Dave Cameron

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Subject: Belmar and Welchester Parks-Jeffco
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:17:47 -0600
Birders,
Tammy and I walked around BelMar and Welchester Parks this a.m.  It was
pretty quiet everywhere:
BelMar:
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 imm (couldn't make them into YCNH) 1 ad
Peregrine Falcon flyby
Swainson's Hawk
Common Bushtits - about 15
Yellow-rumped Warblers are in
Wilson's Warbler - 1
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Chipping Sparrows
Brewer's Sparrow
Bank Swallow
plus the usual suspects on land and sea.

Welchester:
Cooper's Hawk - 1 adult.  Very tame.  Let us walk right by the tree it was
in. Might have accounted for the lack of birds there
Wilson's Warbler - 1
There were some apple and plums low enough to grab.

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Golden, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert Sunday September 14, 2014
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:06:44 -0600
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
Date: September 14, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org
 
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, September 14, 2014 sponsored 
by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. 

 
Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
 
Mississippi Kite (El Paso)  
Pacific Loon (Park)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Kiowa)
PARASITIC JAEGER (*Larimer)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Pueblo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (Pueblo)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, Washington/Logan) 
Red-headed Woodpecker (Morgan)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (*Jefferson)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Bent)
Least Flycatcher (Conejos)
Great-Crested Flycatcher (Bent)
Bell's Vireo (El Paso, Bent)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder, *El Paso)
Philadelphia Vireo (Prowers) 
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
VARIED THRUSH (Weld)
Sprague's Pipit (Boulder)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Larimer)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Larimer)
PINE WARBLER (*PUEBLO)
MOURNING WARBLER (Bent)
CANADA WARBLER (Washington)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent)
Baird's Sparrow (Conejos, El Paso)
PAINTED BUNTING (Bent)

BENT COUNTY:
--A Bell's Vireo, MOURNING WARBLER, imm. female, PAINTED BUNTING, green type, 
were reported by Mlodinow at Neenoshe Locust Grove where the scrubby locust, 
tamarisk and Russian Olives are located on September 8. 

--A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (immature male) was reported by Nelson near the 
John Martin State Park Visitor Center. It was in the "triangle" north of the 
visitor center very close to the "John Martin Reservoir" sign. It liked to 
perch beneath the canopy of the two juniper trees flanking the sign, often 
taking foraging sallies out into the mowed weeds, fence lines and lowest 
branches of trees and utility poles nearby on September 2. 

--A Great-Crested Flycatcher was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on 
September 5. 

--A Baltimore Oriole was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on September 5.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont, near 
where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10. 

--A Sprague's Pipit was reported by Severs at Lagerman Reservoir on September 
6. 


CONEJOS COUNTY:
--A probable adult Baird's Sparrow was reported by Beaty on CR 21 between CR Y 
and CR W.5 about 4 pm on September 1. 

--A Least Flycatcher was reported by Beaty Other at Pike's Stockade on 
September 1. 


EL PASO COUNTY:
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8, in 
low light. B. Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an ARCTIC 
TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til noon on 
September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson on the 
opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally located. Scope for 
viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull continues at Big Johnson 
Reservoir. 

--Drummond reports a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Cassita, at Chico Basin Ranch, 
fee area, on September 13. 

--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by A. Driscoll on Drennan Road on August 26. Many 
individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS near the intersection 
of Drennan and Hemmingway (this area is east of Colorado Springs). On Sept. 7, 
Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird's Sparrows within 45 mins. before reaching the 
90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1 cooperative ad. Baird's Sparrow on 
Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree bend. 

Note, it would be most appreciated if those of you who have been there to go to 
your "My eBird" section and then to Locations and change the name to Drennan 
Road from whatever name you used for species seen near there. This way, data 
will aggregate that will be quite useful this year and subsequently to document 
dates, numbers, dwindling and "gone" dates. 

--A Bell's Vireo was reported by Peterson at Hanson Nature Area (AKA Area 7 of 
Fountain Creek Regional Park), between the two small ponds that are on the west 
side of Fountain Creek. 

  
JEFFERSON/DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-Backed Gull (second cycle) was reported by Sheeter hanging out 
in the parking lot of the North Boat Ramp with some Ringers, but it had flown 
off before she had left on September 2. 

--A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported by Sanders on September 12, at this 
home. During the quick looks he had of the bird, he observed a red gorget, but 
it was a little different than the usual male Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Contact 
him via email if you want to try to see the bird, visitors are welcome. 


LARIMER COUNTY:
--A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported by Komar at Timnath Reservoir on September 
13. Currently the Jaeger is NOT being seen this morning, September 14, from 
6:00 AM until 8:45 AM. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his 
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just email 
him. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre Bike 
Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez Park 
trail intersection. 

--A Jaeger Species was reported by Lefko just left of Timnath. From south shore 
park it was due north with throngs of gulls and terns on September 1. Note, 
this is within the window when Long-tailed is perhaps the expected species. An 
adult Long-tailed was seen yesterday on Ogallalah Res near Lake McConaughy in 
western NE on a CFO Convention field trip led by John Vanderpoel. 


MORGAN COUNTY:
--A Red headed Woodpecker was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir, along 
CO-144 about 0.3 miles west of MP 20 (there's a sharp turn and a cluster of 
speed limit signs) on September 6. 

--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir on 
September 6. 


PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline 
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha 
Pass on September 3. 

--A Pacific Loon  was reported by Suddjien at Antero Reservoir on September 3.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Stulp at Lamar Community College on 
September 6. 


PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported by Percival at Pueblo Reservoir on 
September 5. 

--A Caspian Tern was reported by Roller at Pueblo Reservoir at the island at 
West Fisherman's Point on September 5. 

--A PINE WARBLER was reported by Percival on September 13, east of the Osprey 
Picnic area on the North side of the Arkansas River, below Pueblo Reservoir 
dam. 


WASHINGTON COUNTY: 
--A CANADA WARBLER was reported by Kellner on August 31 in the inlet canal 
grove and a Canada Warbler in the inlet canal grove (Open Goggle Maps and 
copy/paste the following into the search box: 40.404031, -103.390887). 

  
WELD COUNTY:
--A VARIED THRUSH was reported by Wright at Crow Valley Campground in the creek 
bed that goes north from the Group Area out to the gate leading to the Mourning 
Dove Trail/Primitive Camping area on September 9. The bird was seen in a elm 
and down in the willows along this stretch. 

--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National 
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by 
Leatherman, probably the same individual. 

 
DFO Field Trips: September 13-14 Audubon Fall bird Counts. See schedule on page 
4 of the current issue of the Lark Bunting, or check with Audubon chapters in 
your area. 

  
Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Denver

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Subject: NO Jaeger at Timnath currently
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:46:23 -0600
Eyes were on the water from 6 am to now.

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Subject: Parasitic Jaeger photos (plus other Larimer sightings)
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:02:48 +0000 (UTC)
In case folks try for the adult Parasitic Jaeger at Timnath Reservoir later 
today (Sunday), you can get a search image from my photos at 
http://www.pbase.com/quetzal/paja09132014 . I hope a real photographer can get 
some better quality photos. 

  
The bird had settled on the water at sundown, so there is a good chance it will 
still be there in the morning. Unfortunately, viewing from the public park on 
the west side is best in the afternoon with the sun at your back. In the 
morning, the best lighting is from the east side neighborhood (Wildwings 
subdivision). More houses have been built recently but there should still be 
some opportunities to view the center of the reservoir from the east side, 
accessed from County Line Rd (Larimer CR13/Weld CR1). 

  
Timnath Reservoir hosted thousands of birds. My ebird checklist can be viewed 
here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19825543 . 

  
Some other birds in the area on Saturday afternoon included an adult Lesser 
Black-backed Gull at Kechter Pit (west side of Interstate 25, south of Harmony 
Rd.; best viewed from west side, along CR 7). Ebird checklist is here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19821355 . 

  
Along CR 7 (aka Strauss Cabin Rd.) on the north side of Harmony Rd, Arapahoe 
Bend Natural Area hosted a decent flock of warblers along the Poudre River, 
including a couple Townsend's Warblers. My ebird checklist is here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19820843 . The Poudre River 
riparian corridor surely has other warblers if you are willing to spend the 
time searching the dense canopy, and sorting through the multitudes of Wilson's 
Warblers. There are miles of trails from Windsor, through Fort Collins, to 
LaPorte. 


The folks who found the jaeger also reported a Sabine's Gull, which was seen 
departing Timnath Reservoir, and a Caspian Tern at Poudre Reservoir No. 4 in 
Wellington. 

  
Nick Komar 
Fort Collins 

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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks, Arvada, Jefferson County
From: Martha LKJ <marthalkj AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:49:31 -0700 (PDT)
Don't you love seeing first time visitors at your feeder? I do! This 
morning a pair of Evening Grosbeak visited. This was also the first time 
I've seen this bird. They're molting into their winter plumage so looked 
very mottled.
Martha Jones
Arvada

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Subject: RMBO Ridgway Banding Report 9/12/14 and 9/13/14
From: Amber West <amber4 AT unm.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:22:08 -0700 (PDT)
Yesterday had been a great day, with 14 birds banded, which was good for 
the school kids.   Unfortunately, it was fairly slow today, the Public Day, 
with only 5 birds among four species.  The teachers and other public 
members still seemed to greatly enjoy the experience, even with so few 
birds.

However, we got our first Lazuli Bunting of the season yesterday, as well 
as our first American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Western Scrub Jay 
today, and it was very nice to see so many new species for this banding 
season.

Breakdown of newly banded birds, 9/12

Black-capped Chickadee - 2
Gray Catbird - 2
MacGillervrey's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 4
Black-headed Grosbeak - 1
Lazuli Bunting - 1
Song Sparrow - 1


Breakdown of newly banded birds, 9/13

Western Scrub Jay - 1
American Robin - 2
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 1

We actually caught 6 AMROs, but two self-released before we got to the net 
and two more had tongued themselves fairly badly and had stressed enough in 
the net, so were released unprocessed.

As well, a Nashville Warbler was seen at the park late in the morning on 
9/12.

Amber West
Ouray, Ouray County

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Subject: Re: Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:03:12 -0600
Canada Warbler was reported here yesterday, 9/12, by the jaegdr people.

Todd Deininger
Longmont, CO
On Sep 13, 2014 6:55 PM, "Linda Paulsen"  wrote:

> Wow!  That is a great accounting Dave.  Maybe all of those birds will head
> down our way in Lamar.  So far, fall migration has been slow.  Linda
> Paulsen  Lamar, CO Prowers County
>
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN 
> wrote:
>
>> Nina Routh, Mike Serruto, and I birded Crow Valley Campground today from
>> about 9am-2pm.  Hundreds of scouts were camped in the elm grove n of the
>> Main Picnic Shelter.  They were hauling logs out of the south fenceline
>> area ("doing conservation work" according to the adult leaders involved)
>> and doing lots of stick fighting and throwing, but, really, for such a big
>> group, it was not all that noisy or disruptive to birding or the birds.
>>
>> *Highlight species were:*
>> *Nashville Warbler (m, race undetermined) low in the weeds/willows
>> southwest of the Main Picnic Area
>> Gray Flycatcher (1)  probably the same bird that has been around for a
>> while now
>> Hammond's Flycatcher (2-3)
>> Dusky Flycatcher (1)
>> Least Flycatcher (1)
>> Townsend's Warbler  (at least 6 (one of which might have had some
>> Black-throated Green in it, no good photos unfortunately), almost every one
>> we saw was in Siberian Elm)
>> Red-naped Sapsucker (1m)  FOS for me down low
>> Cassin's Vireo (3: 2 dull, 1 bright)
>> Warbling Vireo (1)
>> Orange-crowned Warbler (4)
>> MacGillivray's Warbler (1f)
>> Black-headed Grosbeak (1)
>> Western Tanager (2-3)
>> Sharp-shinned Hawk (2)
>> Ferruginous Hawk (1 flyover)
>> Pine Siskin (3)
>> Red-breasted Nuthatch (4)
>> White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
>> Hairy Woodpecker (1 mountain form
>> Townsend's Solitaire (3)
>> Solitary Sandpiper (1)
>> Cassin's Kingbird (1 heard well)
>> Hummingbird sp. (1)
>> Oh yeah - Wilson's Warbler (at least 50, probably more like 75)
>>
>> We ran into Jack from eastern Boulder County who said he was with a group
>> earlier this morning that had a Great Crested Flycatcher in the Group Area
>> in the nw corner plus a couple unidentified hummingbirds, one of which
>> might have been a Calliope.  We did not see the big flycatcher and only had
>> a brief glimpse of our hummingbird, which also went unidentified.
>>
>> Total of 42 species for the cg and a brief drive thru Briggsdale.
>>
>> Dave Leatherman
>> Fort Collins
>>
>>
>>
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Subject: Re: Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:02:08 -0600
Feeling like a fool. The jaeger just put on a show and displayed all 
characteristics of adult Parasitic Jaeger. Apologies to the original reporter 
for creating confusion. It IS Parasitic Jaeger. Dave Learherman arrived in time 
for the show. 


Nick Komar
At Timnath Res

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 13, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Nick Komar  wrote:
> 
> Georgia Doyle and I are here now, watching this adult jaeger. Cannot see a 
long tail, but overall size and length relative to gulls plus very limited 
white on upper side of primaries in flight indicate Long-tailed Jaeger. 

> 
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins (from Timnath Res)
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Sep 13, 2014, at 4:08 PM, Todd Deininger  
wrote: 

>> 
>> I just read a report on ABA Facebook of this sighting.   That is all I have.
>> 
>> Todd Deininger
>> Longmont, CO
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Subject: Re: Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14
From: Linda Paulsen <birdgirl1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:53:41 -0600
Wow!  That is a great accounting Dave.  Maybe all of those birds will head
down our way in Lamar.  So far, fall migration has been slow.  Linda
Paulsen  Lamar, CO Prowers County

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM, DAVID A LEATHERMAN 
wrote:

> Nina Routh, Mike Serruto, and I birded Crow Valley Campground today from
> about 9am-2pm.  Hundreds of scouts were camped in the elm grove n of the
> Main Picnic Shelter.  They were hauling logs out of the south fenceline
> area ("doing conservation work" according to the adult leaders involved)
> and doing lots of stick fighting and throwing, but, really, for such a big
> group, it was not all that noisy or disruptive to birding or the birds.
>
> *Highlight species were:*
> *Nashville Warbler (m, race undetermined) low in the weeds/willows
> southwest of the Main Picnic Area
> Gray Flycatcher (1)  probably the same bird that has been around for a
> while now
> Hammond's Flycatcher (2-3)
> Dusky Flycatcher (1)
> Least Flycatcher (1)
> Townsend's Warbler  (at least 6 (one of which might have had some
> Black-throated Green in it, no good photos unfortunately), almost every one
> we saw was in Siberian Elm)
> Red-naped Sapsucker (1m)  FOS for me down low
> Cassin's Vireo (3: 2 dull, 1 bright)
> Warbling Vireo (1)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (4)
> MacGillivray's Warbler (1f)
> Black-headed Grosbeak (1)
> Western Tanager (2-3)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (2)
> Ferruginous Hawk (1 flyover)
> Pine Siskin (3)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (4)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
> Hairy Woodpecker (1 mountain form
> Townsend's Solitaire (3)
> Solitary Sandpiper (1)
> Cassin's Kingbird (1 heard well)
> Hummingbird sp. (1)
> Oh yeah - Wilson's Warbler (at least 50, probably more like 75)
>
> We ran into Jack from eastern Boulder County who said he was with a group
> earlier this morning that had a Great Crested Flycatcher in the Group Area
> in the nw corner plus a couple unidentified hummingbirds, one of which
> might have been a Calliope.  We did not see the big flycatcher and only had
> a brief glimpse of our hummingbird, which also went unidentified.
>
> Total of 42 species for the cg and a brief drive thru Briggsdale.
>
> Dave Leatherman
> Fort Collins
>
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Subject: Re: Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:22:40 -0600
Georgia Doyle and I are here now, watching this adult jaeger. Cannot see a long 
tail, but overall size and length relative to gulls plus very limited white on 
upper side of primaries in flight indicate Long-tailed Jaeger. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins (from Timnath Res)

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> On Sep 13, 2014, at 4:08 PM, Todd Deininger  wrote:
> 
> I just read a report on ABA Facebook of this sighting.   That is all I have.
> 
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> Longmont, CO
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Subject: Crow Valley CG (Weld) on 9/12/14
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:20:51 -0600
Nina Routh, Mike Serruto, and I birded Crow Valley Campground today from about 
9am-2pm. Hundreds of scouts were camped in the elm grove n of the Main Picnic 
Shelter. They were hauling logs out of the south fenceline area ("doing 
conservation work" according to the adult leaders involved) and doing lots of 
stick fighting and throwing, but, really, for such a big group, it was not all 
that noisy or disruptive to birding or the birds. 


Highlight species were:
*Nashville Warbler (m, race undetermined) low in the weeds/willows southwest of 
the Main Picnic Area 

Gray Flycatcher (1) probably the same bird that has been around for a while now 

Hammond's Flycatcher (2-3)
Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Townsend's Warbler (at least 6 (one of which might have had some Black-throated 
Green in it, no good photos unfortunately), almost every one we saw was in 
Siberian Elm) 

Red-naped Sapsucker (1m)  FOS for me down low
Cassin's Vireo (3: 2 dull, 1 bright)
Warbling Vireo (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler (4)
MacGillivray's Warbler (1f)
Black-headed Grosbeak (1)
Western Tanager (2-3)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (2)
Ferruginous Hawk (1 flyover)
Pine Siskin (3)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (4)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
Hairy Woodpecker (1 mountain form
Townsend's Solitaire (3)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Cassin's Kingbird (1 heard well)
Hummingbird sp. (1)
Oh yeah - Wilson's Warbler (at least 50, probably more like 75)

We ran into Jack from eastern Boulder County who said he was with a group 
earlier this morning that had a Great Crested Flycatcher in the Group Area in 
the nw corner plus a couple unidentified hummingbirds, one of which might have 
been a Calliope. We did not see the big flycatcher and only had a brief glimpse 
of our hummingbird, which also went unidentified. 


Total of 42 species for the cg and a brief drive thru Briggsdale.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins





 		 	   		  

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Subject: RMBO Barr Banding Report, 9/13/14
From: meredith <meredithmcburney AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:04:28 -0700 (PDT)
The first couple of hours were cold and foggy and we caught almost nothing 
but Wilson's Warblers.  The sun finally came out about 9 and things warmed 
up, and we caught a variety of other migrant species.  Here's the breakdown 
of today's 57 new birds:

Hammond's Flycatcher 1
Western Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
MacGillivray's Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 44
Green-tailed Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 (FOS)

Closed Sun and Mon, then open Tues through Sat next week.

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Subject: Chico Today .
From: "'John D' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:02:43 -0400
 CO birders :

 Most of the migrant activity today at Chico Basin Ranch took place in El Paso 
County either at Holmes ( aka banding station ) or the Cassita . 6 to 8 
Townsends Warbler at the banding station , a Blue-headed Vireo at the Cassita , 
a first year female type Magnolia Warbler high in the cottonwoods at the 
banding station and multiple Wilson's Warblers and sparrows wherever you looked 
. 


John Drummond
Colorado Springs.    

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Subject: Big Johnson Res , El Paso County
From: "'John D' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:55:32 -0400
CO birders :

 A quick search this afternoon at Big J Reservoir , revealed a juvenile 
Sabine's Gull , 2 Common Terns ( adults ) , Forsters Tern , Black Terns , 
Peregrine Falcon ( immature ) and 2 Sanderlings . 


John Drummond
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Subject: Parasitic Jaeger, Timnath, Larimer Co. 9/12 from ABA Facebook
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:08:52 -0600
I just read a report on ABA Facebook of this sighting.   That is all I have.

Todd Deininger
Longmont, CO

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Subject: Stilt Sandpipers/peeps at Crom Lake ???
From: Carl Starace <castarace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:53:24 -0600
Hello,    Anyone know if the Stilts/others that Gary Lefco had are still
present at Crom Lake. Sally and I are hoping for a first visit in the morn.
Thanks,          Carl Starace,[ now finally settled in at Niwot]

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Subject: Large numbers of Cedar Waxwings, W Wood Pewee (Arapahoe)
From: "W. Robert Shade III" <wrshade3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:13:34 -0600
This morning Micki and I found 20-25 Western Wood Pewees and about 100
Cedar Waxwings zooming around at the south end of Hudson Gardens in
Littleton, the latter taking advantage of the many berry bearing trees in
this beautiful park. We also saw Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Great Horned
Owl, and Red-tailed Hawk but could not count them because they were
tethered to a Hawk Quest volunteer for a special photo shoot. Hudson
Gardens is on the west side of Santa Fe Drive at the second traffic light
south of Bowles. Admission is free.

Bob Shade
Lakewood

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Subject: Pine Warbler -- Pueblo, 9/13
From: Brandon <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:33:24 -0700

I saw a Pine Warbler this morning, east of the Osprey Picnic Area on the North 
Side of the Arkansas River, below Pueblo Reservoir dam. It was with 
Yellow-rumped Warblers and other birds. The bird had a yellow throat, I'm 
thinking maybe a first year male perhaps. The tail was long, the back was 
green. 

 

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO  

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert Saturday September 13, 2014
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:00:01 -0600
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
Date: September 13, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org
 
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, September 13, 2014 sponsored 
by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. 

 
Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
 
Mississippi Kite (El Paso)  
Pacific Loon (Park)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Pueblo)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso, Logan)
Caspian Tern (Pueblo)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, Washington/Logan) 
Red-headed Woodpecker (Morgan)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (*Jefferson)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Bent)
Least Flycatcher (Conejos)
Great-Crested Flycatcher (Bent)
Bell's Vireo (El Paso, Bent)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder)
Philadelphia Vireo (Prowers) 
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
VARIED THRUSH (Weld)
Sprague's Pipit (Boulder)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Larimer)
CANADA WARBLER (Washington)
Blackburnian Warbler (Logan, Larimer)
MOURNING WARBLER (Bent)
Eastern Towhee (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent)
Baird's Sparrow (Conejos,El Paso,Logan)
PAINTED BUNTING (Bent)

BENT COUNTY:
--A Bell's Vireo, MOURNING WARBLER, imm. female, PAINTED BUNTING, green type, 
were reported by Mlodinow at Neenoshe Locust Grove where the scrubby locust, 
tamarisk and Russian Olives are located on September 8. 

--A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (immature male) was reported by Nelson near the 
John Martin State Park Visitor Center. It was in the "triangle" north of the 
visitor center very close to the "John Martin Reservoir" sign. It liked to 
perch beneath the canopy of the two juniper trees flanking the sign, often 
taking foraging sallies out into the mowed weeds, fence lines and lowest 
branches of trees and utility poles nearby on September 2. 

--A Great-Crested Flycatcher was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on 
September 5. 

--A Baltimore Oriole was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on September 5.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont, near 
where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10. 

--A Sprague's Pipit was reported by Severs at Lagerman Reservoir on September 
6. 


CONEJOS COUNTY:
--A probable adult Baird's Sparrow was reported by Beaty on CR 21 between CR Y 
and CR W.5 about 4 pm on September 1. 

--A Least Flycatcher was reported by Beaty Other at Pike's Stockade on 
September 1. 


EL PASO COUNTY:
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8, in 
low light. B. Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an ARCTIC 
TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til noon on 
September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson on the 
opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally located. Scope for 
viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull continues at Big Johnson 
Reservoir. 

--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by A. Driscoll on Drennan Road on August 26. Many 
individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS near the intersection 
of Drennan and Hemmingway (this area is east of Colorado Springs). On Sept. 7, 
Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird's Sparrows within 45 mins. before reaching the 
90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1 cooperative ad. Baird's Sparrow on 
Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree bend. 

Note, it would be most appreciated if those of you who have been there to go to 
your "My eBird" section and then to Locations and change the name to Drennan 
Road from whatever name you used for species seen near there. This way, data 
will aggregate that will be quite useful this year and subsequently to document 
dates, numbers, dwindling and "gone" dates. 

--A Bell's Vireo was reported by Peterson at Hanson Nature Area (AKA Area 7 of 
Fountain Creek Regional Park), between the two small ponds that are on the west 
side of Fountain Creek. 

  
JEFFERSON/DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-Backed Gull (second cycle) was reported by Sheeter hanging out 
in the parking lot of the North Boat Ramp with some Ringers, but it had flown 
off before she had left on September 2. 

--A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was reported by Sanders on September 12, at this 
home. During the quick looks he had of the bird, he observed a red gorget, but 
it was a little different than the usual male Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Contact 
him via email if you want to try to see the bird, visitors are welcome. 


LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his 
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just email 
him. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre Bike 
Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez Park 
trail intersection. 

--A Jaeger Species was reported by Lefko just left of Timnath. From south shore 
park it was due north with throngs of gulls and terns on September 1. Note, 
this is within the window when Long-tailed is perhaps the expected species. An 
adult Long-tailed was seen yesterday on Ogallalah Res near Lake McConaughy in 
western NE on a CFO Convention field trip led by John Vanderpoel. 


LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN TOWHEE was reported by Walbek at Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 30 
and by Goulart on August 31. 

--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Goodrich at Jumbo Reservoir on 
August 30 and by Taylor on August 31. 

--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported on August 31 by Peterson on Rd. 93, just north 
of the intersection of RD 40. This is south of I-76 from exit 155. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Kellner on August 31 at Prewitt 
Reservoir below the dam in the "Black Locust" grove. This grove is to the west 
of the Logan County parking lot below the dam (Open Goggle Maps and copy/paste 
the following into the search box: 40.435750, -103.357993 ) 


MORGAN COUNTY:
--A Red headed Woodpecker was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir, along 
CO-144 about 0.3 miles west of MP 20 (there's a sharp turn and a cluster of 
speed limit signs) on September 6. 

--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir on 
September 6. 


PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline 
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha 
Pass on September 3. 

--A Pacific Loon  was reported by Suddjien at Antero Reservoir on September 3.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Stulp at Lamar Community College on 
September 6. 


PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported by Percival at Pueblo Reservoir on 
September 5. 

--A Caspian Tern was reported by Roller at Pueblo Reservoir at the island at 
West Fisherman's Point on September 5. 


WASHINGTON COUNTY: 
--A CANADA WARBLER was reported by Kellner on August 31 in the inlet canal 
grove and a Canada Warbler in the inlet canal grove (Open Goggle Maps and 
copy/paste the following into the search box: 40.404031, -103.390887). 

  
WELD COUNTY:
--A VARIED THRUSH was reported by Wright at Crow Valley Campground in the creek 
bed that goes north from the Group Area out to the gate leading to the Mourning 
Dove Trail/Primitive Camping area on September 9. The bird was seen in a elm 
and down in the willows along this stretch. 

--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National 
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by 
Leatherman, probably the same individual. 

--A Laughing Gull was reported by Cathy Sheeter at Stewart's Pond on August 31.
 
DFO Field Trips: September 13-14 Audubon Fall bird Counts. See schedule on page 
4 of the current issue of the Lark Bunting, or check with Audubon chapters in 
your area. 

  
Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Denver

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Subject: Mirants 9/12 Lakewood/Jeffco
From: markchavez AT comcast.net
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:33:15 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday, I decided to bird Belmar Historic Park once the drizzle and storm 
were on their way out. Belmar was pretty quiet except for a Loggerhead Shrike 
(first for the park), and a large flock of birds that had Wilson's(many), 
Townsend's(3), Yellow-rumps, Warbling Vireo, and Chipping Sparrows. I decided 
to watch my small suburban yard between 2p-4p. The yard was extremely active 
now that the front had moved on. I'm curious how the birding will be behind the 
front. Here is the list of some of the 24 species seen during this brief 
period: 

Townsend's Warbler
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo--3
Wilson's Warbler--5
Western Tanager--5
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red-breasted Nuthatch--4
Mountain Chickadee
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Pine Sisken--15
Black-chinned Hummingbird(many including a few males)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird(Many including a couple of males)
Red-wing Blackbird-4
Western Scrub Jay--4
 
Mark ChavezLakewood-Green Mtnhttp://jaeger29.smugmug.com/

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Subject: Cooley Lake, Arapahoe (mostly)
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:05:44 -0600
This evening at Cooley Lake in South Platte Park (Arapahoe) there were
hardly any birds at all. But among the exactly three gulls on the water,
were one juvenile Sabine's Gull along with two Ring-billed Gulls. Three D-c
Cormorants, and that was it for waterbirds. But not complaining...

Re migrants the last two days, the pre-dawn hours over Ken Caryl Valley on
9/11 were devoid of bird sounds, and early morning birding near my home had
very little. This morning 9/12 there was snow, and it was pretty quiet
except I did detect a Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and
Townsend's Warbler down out of the forest, but on the whole it was very
quiet.

David Suddjian
Littleton

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Subject: Ruby-throated Humminbird - Part 2 - Jeffco - Golden
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:47:47 -0600
Birders,
this evening I saw a red gorgetted (maybe a real word) hummingbird at my
house and the only noise from the wings was a buzz/hum.  I did not get a
look at the tail to see if there was any white.  It was gone too quickly.
 Otherwise, it looked like a Broad-tailed/Ruby-throat but the red on the
gorget was a little different then the usual male BTHU but then again the
light wasn't too good.  I sat outside with my camera for about 45 min until
it was dark trying to get a picture but to no avail.
Tomorrow, Tammy and I have a bird walk at Barr Lake in the a.m. so we won't
be here.  If anyone wants to come and sit at the front of the house
(stairs/driveway/path) to see if they can get a look at a RTHU, please be
my guest.  I'll try to remember to leave a couple of folding chairs out
front.
If you have any questions, send me an email and I'll check my mail later
tonight and tomorrow morning.

-- 
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO
zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com
314 DeFrance Ct
Golden, CO

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Subject: Castlewood Canyon Fall Count
From: Tom Halverstadt <thavs1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:38:35 +0000 (UTC)
Co-birders, 
All are welcome to join us this Sunday, Sept. 14 Castlewood Canyon Fall 
Count.Meet at 7:00 am at the Homestead parking lot near the old entrance to the 
park. 

From Hwy.86, .5 miles west of Franktown,turn south on Castlewood Canyon Road,go 
2 miles to old entrance. State Park Pass required. 

Tom Halverstadt 
Louviers 
thavs1 AT comcast.net 
cell-303-618-6730 


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Subject: RMBO Banding at Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso Co.
From: Nancy Gobris <ngobris AT live.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:14:41 -0600

RMBO fall migration bird banding at Chico Basin Ranch commenced
on September 4th.   We have banded
244 birds of 32 species thus far.   Our
high day was last Saturday, with 63 of 17 species. Low day was 9 birds on 
Wednesday, due to 

intermittent rain showers.  Nothing
unusual yet - here's the cumulative species list for the period: 

Western Wood-Pewee

Western Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Warbling Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Rock Wren

American Robin

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

American Redstart

MacGillivray's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Green-tailed Towhee

Brewer's Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Mountain White-crowned Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

 

Nancy Gobris and Diane Luck

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

  		 	   		  

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Subject: Warblers Smoky Hill picnic area@ CCSP.
From: Cheri Phillips <richph51 AT q.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:04:55 -0700 (PDT)
The Smoky Hill picnic area was full of warbler about 11:30AM today. I saw 
numerous Butter Butts, a couple of Townsend's Warblers and few that moved 
to fast to id.

Cheri Phillips
Centennial, CO 

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Subject: Fw: REAL Start time at Cherry Creek on 9/13/2014 (not 9/14)is 7:30
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:06:18 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
Sorry, I've been fightng my email (and apparently, my brain) all day.
The place- Cherry Creek.
The date- SATURDAY 9/13.
The time- 7:30
Cheryl

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-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: Cheryl Teuton 
>Sent: Sep 12, 2014 1:50 PM
>To: "cobirds AT googlegroups.com" 
>Subject: REAL Start time at Cherry Creek on 9/14/2014 is 7:30
>
>Hello all,
> Third time should be the charm... The official start time for the Cherry 
Creek State Park (fee area) count is 7:30, NOT 7AM as previously reported. So 
sleep in a little, wear your gloves and a jacket to strat, and come to the 
Marina on the West side by the dam at 7:30. We'll be in that area for about a 
half hour or so, latecomers are also welcome. Call 303-912-3341 (Cheryl) or 
303-550-0825 (Dan)if you have questions, or straggle in late. 

>Cheryl Teuton
>Aurora
Subject: Test- no message
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:00:21 -0600 (GMT-06:00)

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Subject: REAL Start time at Cherry Creek on 9/14/2014 is 7:30
From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:50:51 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
Hello all,
 Third time should be the charm... The official start time for the Cherry Creek 
State Park (fee area) count is 7:30, NOT 7AM as previously reported. So sleep 
in a little, wear your gloves and a jacket to strat, and come to the Marina on 
the West side by the dam at 7:30. We'll be in that area for about a half hour 
or so, latecomers are also welcome. Call 303-912-3341 (Cheryl) or 303-550-0825 
(Dan)if you have questions, or straggle in late. 

Cheryl Teuton
Aurora

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Subject: Golden Ponds, Longmont, Boulder Co. and yard birding
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:00:07 -0600
I spent about a hour this morning at Golden Ponds.  I was only able to
spend time around the ponds north of the river.  The willows around the
ponds were most active with *Wilson's Warblers* and Black-capped
Chickadees.  I did manage one *Orange-crowned Warbler * and a few
*Yellow-rumped
Warblers*.  I estimated about 200 Barn Swallows with about 10%
juvenile *Violet-green
Swallows.  *ebird flagged the 8 *Northern Rough-winged Swallow* that were
perched in a small cottonwood between the first two ponds.  It did not flag
the 2 *Evening Grosbecks* that were flying NW into olde town Longmont.

I did find a vireo spuh, but I had no time left to wait for it to come out
in the open.

Around lunch time an imm. *Calliope Hummingbird* made an appearance at the
agastache.  I quickly filled up a feeder, but it ignored it.  Of other
note, very active *Red-breasted Nuthatches*, at least 3, and a small flock
of *Bushtits*.

Bushtits have been very active in NW Longmont this summer.  Between
MacIntosh Res. and south to my house, I have had flocks of 17 (6/24), 39
(7/23), and 19 (7/25).

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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park Fall Count 9/13/2014,NOTE NEW START TIME
From: "Cheryl Teuton" <teuton AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:19:02 -0600
Tomorrow the Fall Count at Cherry Creek State Park(fee area) starts at 7AM
at the Marina (next to the dam). This will be an all day count so bring your
lunch, snacks, water etc. Be prepared for some walking on trails. Bathrooms
are plentiful. If you to arrive late, you are still welcome to join us. You
can reach us by cell phone. Cheryl Teuton 303-912-3341  Dan Brooke
303-550-0825.

Dan Brooke & Cheryl Teuton 

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Subject: Pueblo birds 9/12
From: Brandon <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:48:44 -0700
Hi all,

There were a lot of birds to look at along the Arkansas River, below Pueblo 
Reservoir dam this morning. Wilson's Warblers were in large groups, mixed in 
were Yellow, Orange-crowned, a Yellow-rumped, one Townsend's Warblers, two 
Cassin's Vireos, a Warbling Vireo, two Hammond's Flycatcher, one Willow 
Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, two Swainson's Thrushes, Western Tanagers, 
Black-headed Grosbeak, White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Western 
Wood-Pewees, a Black Phoebe, two Eastern Phoebes, White-crowned and Lincoln's 
Sparrows, Green-tailed Towhees, also Barn, Cliff, Bank, and Violet-green 
Swallows flying along the River. 


Pueblo Reservoir had a lot of Black and Forster's Terns.

The Annual Pueblo County Fall Bird Count is tomorrow, hopefully all the parties 
out counting birds will find a lot of birds. 

 

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO  

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Subject: Fallout
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:46:46 -0400
Greetings All


Very interested in various reports from Front Range and elsewhere
I have a bit of a theory about why the Plains have been so devoid of common 
migrants this fall. 

The mountains have been lush. 
Usually our mountains are arid in fall, and therefore, relatively devoid of 
buggy forage. 

However, this year has been quite different.
So, fewer birds wander out onto the lowlands. 


Additionally, the Plains have been lush. Everywhere is green. So, the birds 
that are on the Plains are also more dispersed. Kind of a double whammy against 
finding passerines on the Plains this fall. 



Neenoshe (Kiowa County) has been rather good for migrants during my couple 
visits, and I think that is because it is in the driest part of the state and 
isolated from anything resembling trees. 



These foggy, drizzly days are accompanied by even colder and more dreary 
weather in the mountains, so on those days, Wilson's Warblers and such move 
into the Front Range foothills and adjacent plains in big numbers, perhaps a 
bit locally, thus explaining some of the recent fine concentrations that Ted 
Floyd, myself and others have found during those types of days during the last 
couple weeks. This effect seems to extend, to some degree, out to Crow Valley 
but not farther east. 



Good Birding
Steven Mlodinow
Longmont CO

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Subject: Re: Grandview Cem (Larimer) and other thoughts on 9/11/14
From: Janeal Thompson <prairiestarflower AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:39:54 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you for this most interesting post.  Yesterday, September 11th, Jane 
Stulp and I birded Lamar Community College Woods for approximately and hour 
and thirty minutes and we made run throughs of three other Lamar sites, 
which included Fairmont Cemetery.  3 Gray Catbirds were the best birds of 
the morning  and were found at LCC.  Dotti Russell birded Riverside 
Cemetery and found nothing noteworthy.    

Janeal Thompson
Lamar Prowers Colorado

On Friday, September 12, 2014 9:16:47 AM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
>   I woke up yesterday morning and here's what it was like in my yard and 
> my patch at Grandview Cemetery (Larimer).  First sound coming thru the 
> front door was that of a Western Tanager foraging on big true bugs 
> (probably *Leptoglossus* sp.) in my apartment courtyard junipers (Fort 
> Collins neighborhood a mile east of the CSU campus).  A few Wilson's 
> Warblers worked the boxelder (probably for psyllids).  A Rock Wren, 
> decidedly NOT normal in the courtyard, called.  A group of short-tailed 
> swallows buzzed over in the fog (probably Violet-greens, based on Steve M's 
> amazing observation two days ago at Golden Pond in Longmont per this 
> species).  Across the street in a dead-topped poplar sat a raptor which 
> proved to be an Osprey.  Wow.  The day was *not* normal.   The big 
> prediction must be true.  
>
> Then I went to Grandview Cemetery and would agree with what Nick said 
> about a nearly complete lack of local turnover.  In fact I would say I saw 
> less numbers and diversity today than has been there the two times I've 
> gone in the last week or so (in the way of "data" I had 22 species on the 
> 3rd, 37 spp. on the 7th, and 15 spp. on the 11th, the latter being one of 
> my lowest totals for the site ever) .  In contrast, however, was perhaps 
> the largest collection of Red Crossbills I have seen there in 1500+ visits, 
> working the new crop of spruce cones.  Tough to really count them, but the 
> total had to exceed *100* individuals.  One of them, sitting off by 
> itself, was giving a very different call than the majority, which I am 
> calling Type 2s.  It flew just as I raised my binocular.  Would love to 
> know what Type that was.  Also present was a Grosbeak, never seen but 
> presumably a Black-headed, and a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird (getting 
> late).
>
> I applaud what Brian and Ted are trying to add to our toolbox as birders 
> wanting to understand the subjects of our passion.  Ultimately, I guess, 
> there is no substitute for going out and seeing what really happens.  We 
> need more predictions, followed by real world tests.  And, we need more 
> birders in the "outposts".  Mlodinow, Peterson, Walbek, the Maynards, 
> Kaempfer, Suddjean, Kellner and the other "finders" who scatter to the far 
> corners from the Front Range can't be everywhere.  Come back to Julesburg, 
> Henry.  Keep working the southeast Jane and Janeal.  Thanks for monitoring 
> the SLV Mr. Rawinski.  Go Coen and Brenda.  Everybody, don't give up 
> reporting to COBIRDS.  Why is there a separate reporting network for the 
> West Slope?  Did we recruit anybody to the ranks in Sterling?  I'll wager 
> nobody was near Brian's blue line out east yesterday.  Too bad.  
>
> My final comment on this subject relates to a comment/question Brian 
> posed.  Re the subject of rain in conjunction with "weather", I would 
> suggest its presence DOES probably influence insectivores and 
> insectivores-forced-to-be-facultative-frugivores (or herbivores), to the 
> extent rain tends to knock flying insects to the ground, and lowers the 
> average height of insects feeding/resting in vegetation.  In follows that 
> birds needing to eat would stop flying, ground themselves, and when 
> grounded, be lower, finding whatever they could find, and, therefore, more 
> detectible by birders.
>
> Dave Leatherman
> Fort Collins
>
> David Leatherman
>   

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Subject: Northern Parula and Red-eyed Vireo, Larimer County
From: Brad Biggerstaff <eyepatchtattoo AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:58:14 -0600
This morning along the Spring Creek Trail just north of Spring Canyon Park
in west Fort Collins there were a Northern Parula and a Red-eyed Vireo.
 Based on the amount of coloring in the "necklace," I believe this Norther
Parula is a different individual than the one I reported at this location
three days ago.

Photos of the parula can be seen at the following link:

https://plus.google.com/photos/105742165113837247842/albums/6058210876618231761

Brad Biggerstaff
Fort Collins

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Subject: FW: Cherry Creek State Park Fall Count 9/13/2014, NOTE NEW START TIME
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:37:29 -0600
From: Cheryl Teuton [mailto:teuton AT earthlink.net] 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 8:19 AM
To: cobirds AT googlegroups.com
Cc: Dan Brooke; teuton AT earthlink.net
Subject: Cherry Creek State Park Fall Count 9/13/2014,NOTE NEW START TIME
 
Tomorrow the Fall Count at Cherry Creek State Park(fee area) starts at 7AM at 
the Marina (next to the dam). This will be an all day count so bring your 
lunch, snacks, water etc. Be prepared for some walking on trails. Bathrooms are 
plentiful. If you to arrive late, you are still welcome to join us. You can 
reach us by cell phone. Cheryl Teuton 303-912-3341 Dan Brooke 303-550-0825. 

Dan Brooke & Cheryl Teuton
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Subject: Grandview Cem (Larimer) and other thoughts on 9/11/14
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:16:44 -0600








I woke up yesterday morning and here's what it was like in my yard and my patch 
at Grandview Cemetery (Larimer). First sound coming thru the front door was 
that of a Western Tanager foraging on big true bugs (probably Leptoglossus sp.) 
in my apartment courtyard junipers (Fort Collins neighborhood a mile east of 
the CSU campus). A few Wilson's Warblers worked the boxelder (probably for 
psyllids). A Rock Wren, decidedly NOT normal in the courtyard, called. A group 
of short-tailed swallows buzzed over in the fog (probably Violet-greens, based 
on Steve M's amazing observation two days ago at Golden Pond in Longmont per 
this species). Across the street in a dead-topped poplar sat a raptor which 
proved to be an Osprey. Wow. The day was not normal. The big prediction must be 
true. 


Then I went to Grandview Cemetery and would agree with what Nick said about a 
nearly complete lack of local turnover. In fact I would say I saw less numbers 
and diversity today than has been there the two times I've gone in the last 
week or so (in the way of "data" I had 22 species on the 3rd, 37 spp. on the 
7th, and 15 spp. on the 11th, the latter being one of my lowest totals for the 
site ever) . In contrast, however, was perhaps the largest collection of Red 
Crossbills I have seen there in 1500+ visits, working the new crop of spruce 
cones. Tough to really count them, but the total had to exceed 100 individuals. 
One of them, sitting off by itself, was giving a very different call than the 
majority, which I am calling Type 2s. It flew just as I raised my binocular. 
Would love to know what Type that was. Also present was a Grosbeak, never seen 
but presumably a Black-headed, and a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird (getting 
late). 


I applaud what Brian and Ted are trying to add to our toolbox as birders 
wanting to understand the subjects of our passion. Ultimately, I guess, there 
is no substitute for going out and seeing what really happens. We need more 
predictions, followed by real world tests. And, we need more birders in the 
"outposts". Mlodinow, Peterson, Walbek, the Maynards, Kaempfer, Suddjean, 
Kellner and the other "finders" who scatter to the far corners from the Front 
Range can't be everywhere. Come back to Julesburg, Henry. Keep working the 
southeast Jane and Janeal. Thanks for monitoring the SLV Mr. Rawinski. Go Coen 
and Brenda. Everybody, don't give up reporting to COBIRDS. Why is there a 
separate reporting network for the West Slope? Did we recruit anybody to the 
ranks in Sterling? I'll wager nobody was near Brian's blue line out east 
yesterday. Too bad. 


My final comment on this subject relates to a comment/question Brian posed. Re 
the subject of rain in conjunction with "weather", I would suggest its presence 
DOES probably influence insectivores and 
insectivores-forced-to-be-facultative-frugivores (or herbivores), to the extent 
rain tends to knock flying insects to the ground, and lowers the average height 
of insects feeding/resting in vegetation. In follows that birds needing to eat 
would stop flying, ground themselves, and when grounded, be lower, finding 
whatever they could find, and, therefore, more detectible by birders. 


Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

David Leatherman



 		 	   		  

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert Friday September 12, 2014
From: Mary Driscoll <wddriscoll AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:51:40 -0600
Compiler: Mary Driscoll
Date: September 12, 2014
email: rba AT cfobirds.org
 
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 12, 2014 sponsored 
by Denver Field Ornithologists and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. 

 
Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
 
Mississippi Kite (El Paso)  
Pacific Loon (Park)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Kiowa)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Pueblo)
Laughing Gull (Weld)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (El Paso, Logan,Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Pueblo)
ARCTIC TERN (El Paso, Washington/Logan) 
Red-headed Woodpecker (Morgan)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Phillips)
Eastern Wood-Peewee (Weld)Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Bent)
Least Flycatcher (Conejos)
Great-Crested Flycatcher (Bent)
Bell's Vireo (El Paso, Bent)
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (Boulder County)
Philadelphia Vireo (Prowers) 
Black Phoebe (Fremont, Pueblo)
VARIED THRUSH (Weld)
Sprague's Pipit (Boulder)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Larimer)
CANADA WARBLER (Adams, Washington)
Blackburnian Warbler (Logan, Larimer)
MOURNING WARBLER (Bent)
Eastern Towhee (Logan)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent)
Baird's Sparrow (Conejos,El Paso,Logan)
PAINTED BUNTING (Bent)


ADAMS COUNTY:
--A CANADA WARBLER was banded at Barr Lake RMBO Banding Station on August 28 
and 29. 

--A CANADA WARBLER was reported by  Bunker at Barr Lake SP on August 30.

BENT COUNTY:
--A Bell's Vireo, MOURNING WARBLER, imm. female, PAINTED BUNTING, green type, 
were reported by Mlodinow at Neenoshe Locust Grove where the scrubby locust, 
tamarisk and Russian Olives are located on September 8. 

--A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (immature male) was reported by Nelson near the 
John Martin State Park Visitor Center. It was in the "triangle" north of the 
visitor center very close to the "John Martin Reservoir" sign. It liked to 
perch beneath the canopy of the two juniper trees flanking the sign, often 
taking foraging sallies out into the mowed weeds, fence lines and lowest 
branches of trees and utility poles nearby on September 2. 

--A Great-Crested Flycatcher was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on 
September 5. 

--A Baltimore Oriole was reported by Nelson at Temple Grove on September 5.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported by Mlodinow at Golden Ponds, Longmont, near 
where the bridge crosses the creek/river, on September 10. 

--A Sprague's Pipit was reported by Severs at Lagerman Reservoir on September 
6. 


CONEJOS COUNTY:
--A probable adult Baird's Sparrow was reported by Beaty on CR 21 between CR Y 
and CR W.5 about 4 pm on September 1. 

--A Least Flycatcher was reported by Beaty Other at Pike's Stockade on 
September 1. 


EL PASO COUNTY:
--Peterson reports an ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson Reservoir, on September 8, in 
low light. B. Maynard saw the bird today (9/9) and confirmed it as an ARCTIC 
TERN. The ARCTIC TERN was seen by Walbek and others from 11am til noon on 
September 9. B. Maynard reports seeing the ARCTIC TERN at Big Johnson on the 
opposite side of the reservoir where an island is seasonally located. Scope for 
viewing desirable. The Lesser Black-backed Gull continues at Big Johnson 
Reservoir. 

--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was found by A. Driscoll on Drennan Road on August 26. Many 
individuals have since reported up to 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS near the intersection 
of Drennan and Hemmingway (this area is east of Colorado Springs). On Sept. 7, 
Mlodinow reports 3 ad. Baird's Sparrows within 45 mins. before reaching the 
90-degree bend in Drennan Road, there was 1 cooperative ad. Baird's Sparrow on 
Drennan Rd. just east of that 90 degree bend. 

Note, it would be most appreciated if those of you who have been there to go to 
your "My eBird" section and then to Locations and change the name to Drennan 
Road from whatever name you used for species seen near there. This way, data 
will aggregate that will be quite useful this year and subsequently to document 
dates, numbers, dwindling and "gone" dates. 

--A Bell's Vireo was reported by Peterson at Hanson Nature Area (AKA Area 7 of 
Fountain Creek Regional Park), between the two small ponds that are on the west 
side of Fountain Creek. 

  
JEFFERSON/DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-Backed Gull (second cycle) was reported by Sheeter hanging out 
in the parking lot of the North Boat Ramp with some Ringers, but it had flown 
off before she had left on September 2. 


LARIMER COUNTY:
--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Walters along the canal behind his 
house on September 9, if you are interested in chasing this bird, just email 
him. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler (male) was reported by Sparks along the Poudre Bike 
Trail, about 0.45 miles west of the Poudre Bike Trail and Lee Martinez Park 
trail intersection. 

--A Jaeger Species was reported by Lefko just left of Timnath. From south shore 
park it was due north with throngs of gulls and terns on September 1. Note, 
this is within the window when Long-tailed is perhaps the expected species. An 
adult Long-tailed was seen yesterday on Ogallalah Res near Lake McConaughy in 
western NE on a CFO Convention field trip led by John Vanderpoel. 


LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN TOWHEE was reported by Walbek at Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 30 
and by Goulart on August 31. 

--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Goodrich at Jumbo Reservoir on 
August 30 and by Taylor on August 31. 

--A BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported on August 31 by Peterson on Rd. 93, just north 
of the intersection of RD 40. This is south of I-76 from exit 155. 

--A Blackburnian Warbler was reported by Kellner on August 31 at Prewitt 
Reservoir below the dam in the "Black Locust" grove. This grove is to the west 
of the Logan County parking lot below the dam (Open Goggle Maps and copy/paste 
the following into the search box: 40.435750, -103.357993 ) 


MORGAN COUNTY:
--A Red headed Woodpecker was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir, along 
CO-144 about 0.3 miles west of MP 20 (there's a sharp turn and a cluster of 
speed limit signs) on September 6. 

--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Miller at Jackson Reservoir on 
September 6. 


PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Suddjien at Timberline 
Campground in Pike NF, off County Road (CR) 58, on the east side of Kenosha 
Pass on September 3. 

--A Pacific Loon  was reported by Suddjien at Antero Reservoir on September 3.

PHILLIPS COUNTY:
--A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported by Dowell at Lion's Club Fishin' 
Hole on August 30. 


PROWERS COUNTY:
--Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Stulp at Lamar Community College on 
September 6. 


PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A LONG-TAILED JAEGER was reported by Percival at Pueblo Reservoir on 
September 5. 

--A Caspian Tern was reported by Roller at Pueblo Reservoir at the island at 
West Fisherman's Point on September 5. 


SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Chris Goulart at Jumbo Reservoir 
on August 31. 


WASHINGTON COUNTY: 
--A CANADA WARBLER was reported by Kellner on August 31 in the inlet canal 
grove and a Canada Warbler in the inlet canal grove (Open Goggle Maps and 
copy/paste the following into the search box: 40.404031, -103.390887). 

  
WELD COUNTY:
--A VARIED THRUSH was reported by Wright at Crow Valley Campground in the creek 
bed that goes north from the Group Area out to the gate leading to the Mourning 
Dove Trail/Primitive Camping area on September 9. The bird was seen in a elm 
and down in the willows along this stretch. 

--1 Eastern Wood-Pewee was reported by Mlodinow at Pawnee National 
Grassland--Crow Valley Campground on September 5. Heard on September 9 by 
Leatherman, probably the same individual. 

--A Laughing Gull was reported by Cathy Sheeter at Stewart's Pond on August 31.
 
DFO Field Trips: September 13-14 Audubon Fall bird Counts. See schedule on page 
4 of the current issue of the Lark Bunting, or check with Audubon chapters in 
your area. 

  
Good Birding,
Mary Driscoll
Denver

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Subject: Stilt Sandpipers Continue at Crom Lake/Nunn
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:40:15 -0700 (PDT)
This morning's commute ...

   - Stilt Sandpiper - 65
   - Least Sandpiper - 6
   - Killdeer - 28
   - Barn Swallow - 49
   - Tree Swallow - 3
   - American Avocet - 9 (3 floating in middle of Crom Lake)
   - Wilson's Snipe - 1

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.ning.com/

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Subject: RMBO Ridgway Banding Report 9/11/14
From: Amber West <amber4 AT unm.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:07:48 -0700 (PDT)
We had decent banding today in the good weather.  Banded 10 new birds, and 
had 3 repeats from earlier this season.

Breakdown of new captures:

Black-capped Chickadee - 3
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 2
Black-headed Grosbeak - 2
Song Sparrow - 2


Amber West
Ouray, Ouray County

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Subject: Re: Will tomorrow still be a great morning to get out as predicted?
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:17:18 -0600
COBirders,
Multiple people went birding today on my word.  Multiple people didn't see
a change in fortune from previous days.  But others did.  What happened?

You may remember what the computer model output looked like showing two
distinct areas of convergence and circulation.

[image: Inline image 1]

Did those pan out this morning at 6am like predicted?  Here is what the
surface winds looked like at that same time.  The previous map is derived
from a forecast model (commonly used by the National Weather Service).  The
following map is what was actually going on at 6am this morning.

[image: Inline image 2]

The X and the blue line are my annotation.  The "X" is the center of the
circulation.  The blue line is the axis of maximum convergence (*i.e.*,
where the bird convergence would be maximized).  Did anyone bird along or
near the blue line?  I would love to hear if people birded north of the
line and if people birded south of that line.  Both data points would be
really useful.

So the forecast model was incorrect in localized placement of circulation
centers and convergence.  This isn't uncommon.  And I was incorrect in
believing the locations of these circulations.  Let us know what you may
have seen around that blue line and that will help us solve some of the
problems involved.  Let's keep brainstorming ways to pinpoint bird
migration with weather patterns and test our hypotheses to find out what
works best.  Without testing it and watching it "fail" at times, we won't
be able to figure out the solutions.  I see some highlights of the
migration reports being from near the blue line, but we need a larger
sample size to help answer the questions.

Thanks for participating in this online forum and I hope to hear more
reports.

Bryan Guarente
Instructional Designer/Meteorologist
UCAR/The COMET Program
Boulder, CO

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Ted Floyd  wrote:

> Hello, Birders.
>
> My experiences in Lafayette, eastern Boulder County, today, Thursday,
> Sept. 11, were more or less aligned with those reported by others.
> Basically, the birds around my local patch, Greenlee Preserve, seemed about
> the same as in recent days, with Orange-crowned and especially Wilson's
> warblers dominating. I heard a Northern Waterthrush at the preserve; it was
> in exactly the same location as where I found one on Saturday, Sept. 6, so
> I think it may have been the same individual.
>
> Ironically, in light of the heavy night calling reported earlier on the
> night of Sept. 10-11, I heard *nothing* from 4am onward. It's the first
> time this year since before July 18 that I heard no night flight calls at
> all. The conditions sure seemed perfect, what with the light north wind and
> low cloud ceiling--not to mention what Bryan Guarente was hearing just ~10
> miles north of me a few hours earlier. The equations of Einstein's theory
> of general relativity are easy compared to predicting migration!
>
> I applaud Bryan for encouraging us to get out there and try to figure out
> what's going on with weather and migration.
>
> Oh, and I'll be out there again in a few hours... :-)
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado
>
>
>
> On Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:28:42 PM UTC-6, Nick Komar wrote:
>>
>> In answer to Bryan’s request for reports from the field, visits to
>> several locations in Fort Collins/Wellington area of north-central Colorado
>> (eastern Larimer County) both yesterday and today suggest that there was
>> very little turnover in birds present. Most of the birding both mornings
>> was at Cobb Lake SWA in Wellington. Very birdy, but essentially the same
>> birds both mornings.
>>
>>
>> Bryan, did the expected weather pattern change? Or does your prediction
>> model need tweaking?
>>
>>
>> Nick Komar
>> Fort Collins CO
>>
>> On Sep 10, 2014, at 9:09 PM, Bryan Guarente ...[snip]...
>>
>>
>> Let the list know how your ventures go tomorrow and how that relates to
>> today or yesterday.
>>
>>
>> Bryan Guarente
>> Instructional Designer/Meteorologist
>> UCAR/The COMET Program
>> Boulder, CO
>>
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