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24 Aug N Waterthrush (3!), CSR, El Paso Co, Wed. [Steve Brown ]
24 Aug Pueblo birds on 8/24 [Brandon Percival ]
24 Aug Audubon Denver's 100 Years for Birds, August 28 [Chris Talbot-Heindl ]
24 Aug Wilson's Warbler in western Arapahoe County [KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds ]
24 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
23 Aug Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-23 [David Suddjian ]
23 Aug Warblers, Hinsdale County [Gary Koehn ]
23 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
22 Aug Fall Bird Count-Rocky Mountain Arsenal , Sunday, Sept.11 ["'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
22 Aug N Waterthrush (!), CSR, El Paso Co, Monday [Steven Brown ]
22 Aug Little Blue Heron at Walden Ponds and Common Nighthawk sightings hereabouts [Carl Starace ]
22 Aug Shorebirds Continue [Weld CR 124 Pond, Grover, Weld, CO] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
22 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
21 Aug Very large flock of migrating Common Nighthawks on east side of Florence ["SeEttaM ." ]
21 Aug estes birds [Scott ]
21 Aug Grand Mesa birds [Cody Porter ]
21 Aug 2nd Breeding Bird Atlas ["'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
21 Aug N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co Sunday [Steven Brown ]
21 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
20 Aug Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-20 [David Suddjian ]
20 Aug Goshawk, Loveland, Larimer County [Elaine Coley ]
20 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
19 Aug Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-19 [David Suddjian ]
19 Aug July Birds, Woodland Park Area ["joe... AT betterbirdwatching.com" ]
19 Aug Mlodinow and Marron in Baja, August 2016 ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
19 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
18 Aug Non-Lead Ammo [Peg ]
18 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
17 Aug N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co, Wed. [Steve Brown ]
17 Aug Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso, Pueblo), Ramah Res (El Paso) ["'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds" ]
17 Aug Grassland Ecology Trip FULL! [Pam Piombino ]
17 Aug Colorado Birds Summer issue correction []
17 Aug Re: Greater Roadrunner - Denver County [Steve Stachowiak ]
17 Aug Steve Jones at DFO Monday August 22 ["Mary Cay" ]
17 Aug Another subadult Mew Gull at Boyd Lake (Larimer) [Nick Komar ]
17 Aug Pine Warbler in Lamar (Prowers) [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
17 Aug Greater Roadrunner - Denver County [Doug Faulkner ]
17 Aug Re: White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County) [Brian Johnson ]
17 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
16 Aug Re: Re: New AOU order [Eric DeFonso ]
16 Aug RFI - Ruby Mountains, Nevada ["'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds" ]
16 Aug Re: Some birds from Ken Caryl Ranch, Jefferson [David Suddjian ]
16 Aug Some birds from Ken Caryl Ranch, Jefferson [David Suddjian ]
16 Aug Gray Catbird, Boulder County [Michael King ]
16 Aug Fall Flyers Raptor ID Class Adams Co. (Brighton) 9/25/16 [Anne Price ]
16 Aug Grasslands Ecology Field Trip: 6 spots left [Pam Piombino ]
16 Aug Aug. 12 CFO field trip recap: Perseids, crickets, migrants, & more [Ted Floyd ]
16 Aug Re: White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County) [Tom Behnfield ]
16 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
15 Aug Beginning Birding for Kids, Denver County [Brian Johnson ]
15 Aug White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County) [Brian Johnson ]
15 Aug Black-Chinned Hummingbirds in Longmont [Kat Bradley-Bennett ]
15 Aug Bushtit [Greeley, Weld] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
15 Aug Two Prime Shorebird Habitats That Are Active/Weld ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
15 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
14 Aug West Arapahoe Co. Birds [Jared Del Rosso ]
14 Aug Re: Collared CANG? Walden Ponds, Boulder County [Mele Avery ]
14 Aug Collared CANG? Walden Ponds, Boulder County [Mele Avery ]
14 Aug Alder Flycatcher Weld ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
14 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
13 Aug Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher at Brush Hollow SWA, landbird migration has begun [coloradodipper via Colorado Birds ]
13 Aug Re: New AOU order [coloradodipper via Colorado Birds ]
14 Aug Calliope's finally Arrive, Jefferson County [Tina Jones ]
13 Aug Re: N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday [linda hodges ]
13 Aug N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday [Steven Brown ]
13 Aug Gunnison Sage-Grouse in Gunnison County [Gerard Koehn ]
13 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
12 Aug Clark's nutcracker, Larimer County [apanjabi via Colorado Birds ]
12 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
11 Aug N Waterthrush, Clear Spring Ranch, El Paso Co, Thursday [Steven Brown ]
11 Aug A second Mew Gull in Loveland, CO (Larimer) [Nick Komar ]
11 Aug Re: Ptarmigan and Chicks/Larimer ["'Gary Ackert' via Colorado Birds" ]
11 Aug BBS - Lowell McEwen ["'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
11 Aug Nighthawks in swifts in Fort Collins [Jeff Kehoe ]
11 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 August 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
10 Aug Re: Re: New AOU order [Eric DeFonso ]

Subject: N Waterthrush (3!), CSR, El Paso Co, Wed.
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:42 -0600
Hi COBirders,

THREE more NOWA today at Clear Spring Ranch. A great morning all around. It was 
cool, light breeze, overcast, even some sprinkles, and the birds stayed active 
past noon for banding. 


Tis morning I talked to the farmer who leases the state land for hay fields. 
The reason I still have a deep field across from me (oats, BTW), is that it 
didn't get cut two weeks ago, and has stayed too wet since! He says the birds 
are cleaning out the field. I can attest to how many are taking advantage of 
the bounty. I've banded over 350 birds coming out of the fields, with only a 
handful of recaptures from previous days. A lot of birds in a short time, and a 
real bonus for me. 


I had a "fall-out/drop-in" event about 9:00, with the sudden appearance of the 
NOWAs, 6 Wilson's Warblers, 10 Lazuli Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks, FOS brewer's 
Sparrow, and 5 Savannah Sparrows (as well as lotsa Chipping Sparrows). 


So with the news that the field will get cut soon, and with the perfect cool 
conditions, I stayed open longer than normal today, and didn't take down nets 
until after 12:00. Another record day, with 108 birds banded. (!!! 30 is a REAL 
Good day for me). New for me were 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds banded, from a 
mixed flock of RW Blackbirds, YH Blackbirds, BH Cowbirds, and Com Grackles that 
probably numbered over 1000, and doing their part to consume the oat field. 
Yeah, a pretty good day. 


Happy Migration, 
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs


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Subject: Pueblo birds on 8/24
From: Brandon Percival <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:42:46 -0600
I walked all of the Valco Ponds side of the river, below Pueblo
Reservoir dam (Pueblo County) this morning (24 August 2016), for the
first time since early June.  It was cloudy which was nice, and a lack
of mosquitoes was a bonus.

Highlights:
Williamson's Sapsucker - 1 young male -- rare at this location
Northern Waterthrush - 1
Black Phoebe - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Orchard Oriole - 1
Brown Thrasher - 2

Other migrants: Wilson's Warblers, Western Tanagers, Black-headed
Grosbeaks, Tree Swallow, among other birds.

-- 
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Subject: Audubon Denver's 100 Years for Birds, August 28
From: Chris Talbot-Heindl <chris AT rockymountainwild.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:28:39 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,

Audubon Society of Greater Denver's 100 Years for Birds is happening this 
coming Sunday, 10 am-12 pm.

http://www.denveraudubon.org/auduboncenter/100-years-for-birds/

There's going to be live bird demonstrations, bird & wildlife tours, 
actions to take to protect Gunnison sage-grouse habitat, bird seed samples, 
and some kids activities as well. Maybe I'll see some of you there!

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Subject: Wilson's Warbler in western Arapahoe County
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:02:47 -0400
Hello Fellow Birders,
 
   The Great Migration has officially begun!  I saw a male  Wilson's 
Warbler in my little townhouse yard near Holly & Arapahoe in  western Arapahoe 
County this morning.  I've also noticed significant growth  of the flock of 
Mourning Doves recently, and the Bushtits just returned en  masse about a week 
ago.
 
Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin
west Arapahoe County
 
Sent from my  Remington Rand Typewriter via my Wall Phone

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:19:39 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 24, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, August 24, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (*Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (*Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (*Alamosa, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Alamosa, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Douglas, Larimer)
Pacific Loon (El Paso)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (Boulder)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa, Washington)
Mississipi Kite (Adams)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Pueblo,
Washington, Yuma)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Yuma)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln, Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Ovenbird (Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, Larimer, Washington)
Tennessee Warbler (Yuma)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, Prowers, Yuma)
Baltimore Oriole (Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 22, a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Loch Kilpatrick on
E 96th Ave east of DIA.
---On August 22, a Mississippi Kit was reported by Loch Kilpatrick east of
Bennett on Old Victory Road.

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 23, David Dowel  reported 3 Snowy Plovers, WESTERN GULL, and
Lesser Black-backed Gull at Blanca Wetlands.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 22, a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Ivan Mota near
Byers on Hwy 40.
---On August 20, Glenn Walbek reported Gray Flycatcher and 3 Ovenbirds at
Cherry Creek SP.
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 22, a juv Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at
Walden Ponds in Boulder.
---OnAugust 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Doug Kibbe and Jeff
Dawson at Box Elder Creek at E 104th.
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Caspian Tern was reported by Glenn Walbek at the Marina
Sandpit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 21, a Pacific Loon was reported by david Tonnessen, Joy and
Leonard Lake at Big Johnson.
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 more Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 21, Steve Brown reported that he banded another
hatch year Northern Waterthrush.  On August 22, Monday Birders reported
Gray Flycatcher and Northern Waterthrush at Clear Spring Ranch and Steve
Brown reported banding another Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---ON August 21, 2 Green Herons (ad, imm) were reported by Richard
Herrington at Running Deer Natural Area.
---On August 21 Scott Rashid reported 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers at
Lake Estes.
---On August 29 a Northern Waterthrush was banded by Scott Rashid at YMCA
at Estes Park.
---On August 19, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar, David
Wade, and Walter Wehtje at Horseshoe Reservoir.  On August 23, 2 Mallards
(Mexican) were reported by Andy Bankert and Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir.
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.
On August 21,  Bill Schmoker and Chris Wood reported Green Heron, WESTERN
GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Least Flycatchers and Northern
Waterthrush at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On August 21 at Stalker Lake in Wray, Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, 7
Northern Cardinals, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On August 21 at the windbreak at CR 51 and US 385, Steve Mlodinow
reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher,
Tennessee Warbler, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 27 will be to Jackson Lake
Reservoir led by Bob Shade (wrshade3 AT gmail.com; 303-975-2476).  Meet at
9799 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway.  Exit I-25 at 58th
Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on
right to carpool.  State parks pass or day pass required.
   This is an all-day trip that will include Morgan County playas looking
for shorebirds and fall migrant passerines.  Bring lunch, plenty of water,
bug spray, and sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful.  Will combine into no
more than 5 cars.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 28 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748)  Meet
at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 5050 N Bro
\adway to carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway,
then north 2 blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks Pass and
JumboRes/Prewitt Res access Permit required.
    This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water,
sunscreen, long pants, and bug spray.  Register on line or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-23
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:43:22 -0600
*[Note: there is not general public access to Ken Caryl Ranch.]*

The willows of Massey Draw below my home in Ken Caryl Ranch remained active
today, with a highlight being a *Tennessee Warbler* among 7 species of
warblers. The other warblers I noted included 1 *Orange-crowned*, 2
*Virginia's*, 21 *Yellow*, 1 *MacGillivray's*, 1 *Common Yellowthroat*, and
19 *Wilson's*. Some of the other migrants included *Western Wood-Pewee*, *Dusky
Flycatcher*, *Cordilleran Flycatcher*, and *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*. Later I
appreciated a pair of *Golden Eagles *that were soaring over my home.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Ranch
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Warblers, Hinsdale County
From: Gary Koehn <garykoehn AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:22:03 -0600
Yesterday, there was a fairly good warbler fallout in Lake City. A cold front 
with some rain has passed through in the past few days and I’m going to 
attribute it to that, for what it’s worth. I saw several Wilson Warblers, 
Yellow Warblers, Yellow-rumps plus a very good looking male Nashville Warbler. 
A few Orange-crown Warblers were seen as well. Most of the action took place in 
the town’s main park at the junction of Henson Creek and the Lake-fork of the 
Gunnison River. That Nashville Warbler was the first reported in Hinsdale 
County as far as I can determine. 


Gary Koehn
Lake City
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:19:22 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 23, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 23, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Douglas, Larimer)
Pacific Loon (El Paso)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Little Blue Heron (*Boulder)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa, Washington)
Mississipi Kite (*Adams)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Adams, *Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Pueblo,
Washington, Yuma)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan, Yuma)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld, Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Arapahoe,*El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln, Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Ovenbird (*Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Larimer, Washington)
Tennessee Warbler (Yuma)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, Prowers, Yuma)
Baltimore Oriole (*Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On August 22, a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Loch Kilpatrick on
E 96th Ave east of DIA.
---On August 22, a Mississippi Kit was reported by Loch Kilpatrick east of
Bennett on Old VIctory Road.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 22, a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Ivan Mota near
Byers on Hwy 40.
---On August 20, Glenn Walbek reported Gray Flycatcher and 3 Ovenbirds at
Cherry Creek SP.
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 22, a juv Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at
Walden Ponds in Boulder.
---OnAugust 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Doug Kibbe and Jeff
Dawson at Box Elder Creek at E 104th.
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Caspian Tern was reported by Glenn Walbek at the Marina
Sandpit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 21, a Pacific Loon was reported by david Tonnessen, Joy and
Leonard Lake at Big Johnson.
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 more Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 21, Steve Brown reported that he banded another
hatch year Northern Waterthrush.  On August 22, Monday Birders reported
Gray Flycatcher and Northern Waterthrush at Clear Spring Ranch and Steve
Brown reported banding another Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---ON August 21, 2 Green Herons (ad, imm) were reported byRIchard
Herrington at Running Deer Natural Area.
---On August 21 Scott Rashid reported 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers at
Lake Estes.
---On August 29 a Northern Waterthrush was banded by Scott Rashid at YMCA
at Estes Park.
---On August 19, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar, David
Wade, and Walter Wehtje at Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.
On August 21,  Bill Schmoker and Chris Wood reported Green Heron, WESTERN
GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Least Flycatchers and Northern
Waterthrush at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On August 21 at Stalker Lake in Wray, Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, 7
Northern Cardinals, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On August 21 at the windbreak at CR 51 and US 385, Steve Mlodinow
reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher,
Tennessee Warbler, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 27 will be to Jackson Lake
Reservoir led by Bob Shade (wrshade3 AT gmail.com; 303-975-2476).  Meet at
9799 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway.  Exit I-25 at 58th
Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on
right to carpool.  State parks pass or day pass required.
   This is an all-day trip that will include Morgan County playas looking
for shorebirds and fall migrant passerines.  Bring lunch, plenty of water,
bug spray, and sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful.  Will combine into no
more than 5 cars.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 28 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748)  Meet
at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 5050 N Boradway to carpool.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right.  State Parks Pass and JumboRes/Prewitt Res access
Permit required.
    This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water,
sunscreen, long pants, and bug spray.  Register on line or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder
Click

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Subject: Fall Bird Count-Rocky Mountain Arsenal , Sunday, Sept.11
From: "'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:26:08 -0600
There are 2 spaces left on the Arsenal count.It will be all day from 6:15am 
until 4pm,walking and driving.Call my cell to sign up 303-641-8823. 


Urling Kingery
Franktown,CO

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Subject: N Waterthrush (!), CSR, El Paso Co, Monday
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:38:14 -0600
Hi COBirders,

Here at Waterthrush Central the good times continue. TWO more NOWA were banded 
at Clear Spring Ranch today, and another was seen by the MAMBO group by the 
picnic area. 


That makes 8 banded in the last 10 days, and 15 for 2016 (7 Spring). Previous 
numbers were 7 for 2012-1015! Sorry if it is boring to keep seeing this, but I 
am enjoying it! 


Also 4 more Lazuli Buntings today, and 35 Chipping Sparrows, 2 Wilson’s 
Warblers, 3 Com Yellowthroat, and more for 52 birds banded today. That makes 
200 birds in the last four days, compared to 15 in the same period 2015, and 12 
in 2014. Wow! It has been busy! 


If you couldn’t tell, I’m having a blast!

More soon,
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs


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Subject: Little Blue Heron at Walden Ponds and Common Nighthawk sightings hereabouts
From: Carl Starace <castarace AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:25:32 -0600
This morning I had a juvenile Little Blue Heron along with 4 Snowy Egret at
Walden Ponds. Shorebirds included 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 2 Least Sandpiper,
18 Wilson's Snipe, a Lesser Yellowlegs, and lots of Killdeer. Last night
Patrick Bohan had 20+ Common Nighthawk at Golden Ponds in Longmont and on
Friday I had 6 of them along the Eagle Wind trail at Rabbit Mountain.
Good August Birding All,           Carl Starace,  Niwot

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Subject: Shorebirds Continue [Weld CR 124 Pond, Grover, Weld, CO]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:30:06 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

Weld CR 124 Pond was better than my last visit ... Weld CR 116 pond had 
zero birds

   - Long-billed Dowitcher - 3+
   - Baird's Sandpiper - 12+
   - Solitary Sandpiper - 5
   - Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs - 15+
   - Probably 2-3 species of "peeps" (photos being confirmed) - 25+
   - White-faced Ibis - 3
   - Wilson's Snipe - 5
   - Wilson's Phalarope 8
   - Ducks, geese and pelis

Along Weld CR 124 two Prairie Falcons, beautiful and photogenic dark morph 
buteo (asking about ID).


Franklin's Gull

   - Lonetree Water Treatment Facility (Weld CR 51) - 100+
   - Loloff Reservoir - 150+

Wild Turkey family (mom, pop, ~10 fledglings) regular visitors to west side 
of 71st Ave in Greeley just north of Poudre River bridge.


Wilson's Warbler - 4-6 in our yard today and over weekend.


Thanks

Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:10:40 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 22, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 22, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (*Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Douglas, Larimer)
Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, *Larimer, Mesa, *Washington)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Pueblo,
*Washington, *Yuma)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan, *Yuma))
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld, *Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (*Washington, *Yuma)
Gray Flycatcher (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln, *Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Ovenbird (*Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, *Larimer, *Washington)
Tennessee Warbler (*Yuma)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (*Larimer)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, Prowers, *Yuma)
Baltimore Oriole (*Yuma)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 20, Glenn Walbek reported Gray Flycatcher and 3 Ovenbirds at
Cherry Creek SP.
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---ON August 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Doug Kibbe and Jeff
Dawson at Box Elder Creek at E 104th.
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Caspian Tern was reported by Glenn Walbek at the Marina
Sandpit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 21, a Pacific Loon was reported by david Tonnessen, Joy and
Leonard Lake at Big Johnson.
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 more Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 21, Steve Brown reported that he banded another
hatch year Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---ON August 21, 2 Green Herons (ad, imm) were reported byRIchard
Herrington at Running Deer Natural Area.
---On August 21 Scott Rashid reported 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers at
Lake Estes.
---On August 29 a Northern Waterthrush was banded by Scott Rashid at YMCA
at Estes Park.
---On August 19, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar, David
Wade, and Walter Wehtje at Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On August 18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.
On August 21,  Bill Schmoker and Chris Wood reported Green Heron, WESTERN
GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Least Flycatchers and Northern
Waterthrush at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On August 21 at Stalker Lake in Wray, Steve Mlodinow reported 3
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, 7
Northern Cardinals, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On August 21 at the windbreak at CR 51 and US 385, Steve Mlodinow
reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, Least Flycatcher,
Tennessee Warbler, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

The next monthly meeting of Denver Field Ornithologists will be on Monday,
August 22, at Ricketson Auditoriums of Museum of Nature and and Science at
7:30 pm.  Steve Jones will present a multimedia overview of the Nebraska
Sandhills, well known as a stopover and breeding area for many Birds.
Signed copies of his new CD, Sandhills Serenade and his book, The Last
Prairie will be available for purchase after the presentation.
   Park on the north side of the building and enter through the
security/employee door.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 27 will be to Jackson Lake
Reservoir led by Bob Shade (wrshade3 AT gmail.com; 303-975-2476).  Meet at
9799 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway.  Exit I-25 at 58th
Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to parking lot on
right to carpool.  State parks pass or day pass required.
   This is an all-day trip that will include Morgan County playas looking
for shorebirds and fall migrant passerines.  Bring lunch, plenty of water,
bug spray, and sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful.  Will combine into no
more than 5 cars.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 28 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748)  Meet
at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 5050 N Boradway to carpool.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right.  State Parks Pass and JumboRes/Prewitt Res access
Permit required.
    This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water,
sunscreen, long pants, and bug spray.  Register on line or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Very large flock of migrating Common Nighthawks on east side of Florence
From: "SeEttaM ." <seettam AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:35:53 -0600
Earlier this evening while I walked in Florence River Park on east side of
Florence I spotted a large number of birds flying in a sort of line of
birds.  I thought they must be gulls but turned out they were Common
Nighthawks (presumptive, the ones I could see clearly were Common
Nighthawks and that is the likely species).  They just kept coming--there
were at least 75 nighthawks in this migrating flock and more likely 100.  I
got several good pics including one photo with more than 60 nighthawks in
the picture--I have uploaded them to my Birds and Nature blog.


This was an awesome spectacle especially since Common Nighthawks have been
in decline.  The most I think I have seen migrating down the Arkansas River
corridor was 12 birds in 2014.

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

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Subject: estes birds
From: Scott <pygmyowl AT frii.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:37:15 -0600
Hi All,

Just a little update about the birds here in estes.  At Lake Estes I 
found 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers this morning. One adult male and 
one juvenile male.  Also at my banding site at the YMCA we had a 
Northern Waterthrush and 2 MacGillvary's Warblers on Friday.

Scott Rashid

Estes Park


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Subject: Grand Mesa birds
From: Cody Porter <empidonaxdvg AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:42:24 -0700 (PDT)
All,

I've been doing crossbill fieldwork for a little over a week on the Grand 
Mesa and thought I'd share a few notes.

While many birds are well into migration or wandering around the forest in 
post-breeding, mixed foraging flocks, Red Crossbills are taking advantage 
of a huge spruce cone crop and a new breeding season is underway. The vast 
majority of birds have either just completed nest construction and are in 
the process of egg laying/incubation or are currently building nests. 
What's really interesting is that a high proportion of breeders are 
immature birds that were born in late winter/early spring this year. It 
seems that there is a high degree of age-based assortative mating, where 
immature birds are paired up among themselves as are adults. It also seems 
that adult birds tend to be further along in breeding than are immature 
birds. The most exciting part for me is that types 2 and 5 (the former 
being a bit more abundant than the latter, interestingly) are both breeding 
synchronously in the same habitat, even nesting in adjacent trees in some 
cases -- certainly a much different scenario than years when only ponderosa 
and lodgepole are producing cones. I've also had a handful of type 4 
around, possibly in breeding pairs, though it's hard to say at this point. 
Still waiting for White-wingeds to show up...

In other news, warbler migration has really picked up in the past few days, 
with large mixed flocks of Wilson's, Townsend's, MacGillivray's, and 
Yellow-rumpeds bopping around, often times joined by the large 
chickadee-kinglet (both species) flocks that also seem content to do their 
own thing. I've also been a bit surprised at the numbers of raptors 
(Swainson's, Red-taileds, and Cooper's) hanging around the high elevation 
meadows. Montane goodies like Pine Grosbeak (many), Gray Jay (many), 
Evening Grosbeak, American Three-toed Woodpecker, and Dusky Grouse have 
also kept things interesting. My first Colorado Pine Marten was also a 
delightful surprise.

On the north slope of the mesa there is a large acorn crop, though I've 
only seen a single Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay so far (possibly due to a lack of 
effort).

Good birding,
-Cody Porter (Laramie, WY; currently alternating between Grand Mesa and NE 
Utah)

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Subject: 2nd Breeding Bird Atlas
From: "'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:06:07 -0400
 
 If you haven't yet, order the 2ndColorado Breeding Bird Atlas NOW! The number 
of copies we print depends on thenumber of pre-orders we receive. If only 500 
orders come in (the current tally)the print run won’t exceed 1000. That would 
leave fewer books to order afterpublication, and also make it harder for the 
Atlas project to recover its costs. We really need more pre-orders. 


 As Master Birders, you will find the contents fascinating -- and surely want 
to support this amazing project. You can participate in the 3rd Atlas -- that 
starts in 2027 (they occur 20 year intervals). Or you can help to conduct it. 


 The secondAtlas correlates 105,121 records submitted over six years by 785 
volunteers whospent 54,773 hours surveying Atlas blocks. It will provide the 
best informationon the current status of breeding birds of 263 breeding 
species. 

 Thebreeding status of many birds may be changing partly as a consequence of 
habitatalteration, population influx, climate change and other causes. Better 
than anyother book available the two atlas projects to-date document these 
changes inColorado. Nick Komar commented, “This is a birding reference book 
everyColorado birder should have.” 

 Go to theAtlas website (which has a preview ofsome of the data) and order NOW 
at www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org. 



 

 

Hugh Kingery 
Franktown, CO
.

PS -- for those of us who have already ordered copy(ies), the target date for 
distribution is late fall. 


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Subject: N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co Sunday
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:28:38 -0600
Hi COBirders,

The sparrow/finch onslaught continues at Clear Spring Ranch, where this week 
I’ve banded 175 Chipping Sparrows, 20 Back-headed Grosbeaks, 3 Blue 
Grosbeaks, 25 Lazuli Buntings, 2 Indigo Buntings, 4 Clay-colored Sparrows, and 
5 Savannah Sparrows. 


Warblers today included another Northern Waterthrush (hatch-year), and a NOWA 
recapture - banded last week but still hanging around. Also 2 MacGillivray’s 
Warblers, 2 Wilson’s Warblers, and a continuing passage of Yellow Warblers. 


Happy Migration!

Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:04:11 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 21, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, August 21, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Douglas, Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, *Denver, El Paso, Pueblo,
Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld)
Least Flycatcher (Washington)
Gray Flycatcher (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Ovenbird (*Arapahoe)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 20, Glenn Walbek reported Gray Flycatcher and 3 Ovenbirds at
Cherry Creek SP.
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---ON August 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Doug Kibbe and Jeff
Dawson at Box Elder Creek at E 104th.
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 20 a Caspian Tern was reported by Glenn Walbek at the Marina
Sandpit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 ore Northern Waterthrush
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 19, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar, David
Wade, and Walter Wehtje at Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August
18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Least
Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-20
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:48:13 -0600
Still a lot of migrants around the pond along Massey Draw below my home
this morning, but some indication of change over from yesterday. Totals for
some species: 5 *Western Wood-Pewee*, 2 *Warbling Vireo*, 2 *Cordilleran
Flycatcher*, 3 *Virginia's Warbler*, 2 *Orange-crowned*, 11 *Yellow*, 6
*Wilson's*, 1 *Black-headed Grosbeak*, 1 *Lazuli Bunting*. A highlight was
a HY *Red-naped Sapsucker*, just the 2nd I've seen in the immediate
vicinity of my home.

Farther up Massey Draw, upstream of the Ken Caryl development I hit an area
with lots of migrants and others, where some highlights were 18 *Western
Tanager*, 5 *Black-headed Grosbeak*, 4 *Lazuli Bunting*, *MacGillivray's
Warbler*, *Plumbeous Vireo*, and 3 *Bullock's Oriole* (generally departed
from the Ken Caryl area already, so I think these were migrants).

Later I spent time on my front porch which faces the first major ridge of
Front Range hills west of the hogbacks. A treat was a parade of raptors,
with singles each of *Cooper's Hawk*, *Osprey*, *Turkey Vulture*, *Swainson's
Hawk*, *Red-tailed Hawk* and *Golden Eagle*. Not bad for out the front door.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Ranch
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Goshawk, Loveland, Larimer County
From: Elaine Coley <elbo AT inbox.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:28:10 -0800
Hi All,

I had (for the first time here) a Northern Goshawk yesterday just before the 
rain. It was perched on a branch overlooking the wetlands behind the house for 
quite some time. If it wasn't a Goshawk, it was the biggest baddest Cooper's 
Hawk that I've ever seen. Had very noticeable supercillium, wide alert eyes, 
with a bill exactly like my Sibley's Juvenile Northern Goshawk, and it was 
huge. It was brownish, not gray like the adult. And it was very interested in 
the bird activity, which quickly stopped. As soon as the thunderstorm started 
it darted into cover and I couldn't find it again. 


I'm posting this in hopes someone else may have seen it.

Elaine Coley, Loveland, off Rec. Trail halfway between Taft and Wilson (now 
called Cottonwood Run by powers that be) 


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:23:45 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 20, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, August 20, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (*Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, *Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, El Paso, Pueblo, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld)
Least Flycatcher (*Washington)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (Washington)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---ON August 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 ore Northern Waterthrush
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 19, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Nick Komar, David
Wade, and Walter Wehtje at Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August
18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Least
Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Ken Caryl Valley, JeffCo 8-19
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:51:14 -0600
I went out for an early morning stroll along Massey Draw below my home this
morning under low gray skies and encountered a nice migrant fallout or
aggregation in the willows there. Among the birds tallied were 1 *Willow
Flycatcher*, 1 *Dusky Flycatcher*, 6 *Cordilleran Flycatchers* (all juv.,
and the first in my home area in a couple of weeks), 1 *Townsend's Warbler*,
17 *Yellows*, 4 *Wilson's*, 1 *Virginia's*, 1 *Orange-crowned*, and about
15 *Violet-green Swallows* (the 1st near home in a few weeks since the
breeders left). A fly over Type 2 *Red Crossbill* was a bonus.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Ranch
Littleton, CO

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Subject: July Birds, Woodland Park Area
From: "joe... AT betterbirdwatching.com" <joega140@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:43:55 -0700 (PDT)
July Birds, Woodland Park Area

Dark-eyed Junco, returned to yard area 7-22 with juvs.
American Robin, juvs. on 7-22
Clarks Nutcracker, in yard area thru month
Evening Grosbeak, returned to yard area with juvs. on 7-23, LOTS
Rufous Humminbird, FOS 7-20
Golden Eagle, flying over S Platte River N of Lake George on 7-18
Peregrine Falcon, 7-15, 11 Mile Canyon
Red Crossbill, S Platte River N of Lake George thru month
Gray Catbird, S Platte River N of Lake George thru month
Rock Wren, on 7-6 singing along trail to Mount Belford near Buena Vista, at 
13,500 feet
American Pipit, on 7-6 courtship displays along trail to Mount Belford near 
Buena Vista
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, on 7-6 along trail to Mount Belford near Buena 
Vista
Wilsons Warbler, on 7-6 with food items along trail to Mount Belford near 
Buena Vista
Horned Lark, on 7-6 along trail to Mount Belford near Buena Vista
Stellers Jay, juvs. on 7-10
Lesser Goldfinch, occ. thru month at S Platte River N of Lake George


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County

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Subject: Mlodinow and Marron in Baja, August 2016
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:12:15 -0400
Greetings All


At 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/36088296 AT N08/albums/72157672569356866 
you can find highlights from recent trip to Baja's Cape, which yielded 170 
species of birds and about 27 species of Odonata (dragons and damsels). 



I hope that you find these entertaining. The "album" starts with a few scenery 
shots (more to be added), followed by birds, then herps, then bugs, and finally 
a few flowers. 



Good Birding and Bugging
Steve


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:05:23 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 19, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 19, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, *Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (*Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (*Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, *Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, *Boulder, El Paso, Pueblo, *Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Mesa, Park)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld)
Least Flycatcher (*Washington)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
McCown's Longspur (Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, *Prowers)
Baltimore Oriole (*Washington)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---ON August 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.  On August 18, a Red-headed
Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Parks at Heil Valley Ranch.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.  On August 18, a Greater Roadrunner was
reported by Gabriel Wiltse N of Auraria Parkway in a large empty field SW
of Pepsi Center.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 ore Northern Waterthrush
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 18, a young Green Heron was reported by Leon Stigen on Blue
Heron Pond on the Blue Heron Trail.
---On August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir # 1.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.  On August 18, Sandy Beranich reported NEOTROPIC
CORMORANT at Baldridge and Ute Parks.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August
18, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Least
Flycatcher, and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Non-Lead Ammo
From: Peg <drpeg AT bresnan.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:17:24 -0700 (PDT)
Arkansas Valley Audubon Society (AVAS) is doing an educational blitz to 
make hunters aware of the lethal effects of lead bullets on aerial and 
non-aerial scavengers by distributing vouchers for a free box of 30.06 
solid copper rifle bullets for their next big game hunt.  Vouchers can be 
obtained by emailing arkvalleyaudubon AT gmail.com  and can be redeemed at 
Arctic Shooting Supply in Pueblo, CO while supplies last.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:15:10 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 18, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, August 18, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, *Denver, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, *El Paso, Logan, Pueblo,
Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, *Mesa, Montezuma,
*Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (Weld)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Kit Carson, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (*Boulder, Denver, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Pine Warbler (*Prowers)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Northern Cardinal (Kit Carson, * Prowers)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---ON August 17, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Christian Nunes on
South Campus of University of Colorado.
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 17 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Nate Wojcik at the NW
corner of Speer and Auraria.
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 17, a Northern Waterthrush was reported by Alan Versaw at Ice
Lake at the Air Force Acacdemy.
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.  On August 17, Steve Brown banded 2 ore Northern Waterthrush
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.  On August 17, Dan Stringer reported  a Red-headed
Woodpecker at Chico Basin Ranch.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 17, Nick Komar reported a 3rd-cyc Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
---ON August 17 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nic Korte
in the Fruita Reservoir area.
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

PARK COUNTY:
---On August 11 an American Three-Toed Woodpecker was reported by Gene and
Polly Reetz on Limber Grove Trail off of Four Mile Road in the Mosquito
Range.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On August 16, Dave Leatherman reported a ratty looking Pine Warbler at
Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in Lamar.
---On August 16, a Northern Cardinal was reported by Dave Leatherman at
Lamar Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On August 17, Dan Stringer reported a Red-headed Woodpecker at Chico
Basin Ranch (fee area).

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: N Waterthrush, CSR, El Paso Co, Wed.
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:00:23 -0600
Hi COBirders,

I had a record-breaking day of banding at Clear Spring Ranch today. The hay 
field across the road from my station is getting deep, and there is a constant 
coming and going there. To see what might happen I put up some nets by some 
bushes there, and the floodgates opened. 

60 Chipping Sparrows, 7 Black-headed Grosbeaks, 3 Lazuli Buntings, a Blue 
Grosbeak, 3 Com Yellowthroats, a Lark Sparrow, a Savannah Sparrow, and some 
rare catches - 2 more Northern Waterthrush (#3, 4 this week), a Clay-colored 
Sparrow, a female Indigo Bunting, and a Willow Flycatcher. 


And of note, only six birds were caught in my normal lanes. Sigh.

Happy Migration, 
Steve Brown
Colo Spgs

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Subject: Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso, Pueblo), Ramah Res (El Paso)
From: "'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:30:07 -0700 (PDT)
Work has really interfered with birding this summer, but today I escaped 
and went to Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso Co, Pueblo Co) (fee area). Kind of 
summer-ey, kind of fall-ish based on what I saw.

Highlights on the El Paso Co side were Scaled Quail, Sora, Sage thrasher, 
Brown Thrasher (no Curve-billed), Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, 
Red-headed Woodpecker, Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, 
Ash-throated Flycatcher consuming a dragonfly, Marsh Wren, Yellow Warbler, 
about 12 Wilson's Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Lark Bunting. 

On the Pueblo Co side highlights were many of the same plus Northern 
Harrier, Barn Owl, Prairie Falcon, another Red-headed Woodpecker, and a 
single Bank Swallow. 

I went the back way (Burrowing Owl, Peyton Highway) up to Ramah Reservoir 
(El Paso Co) and among other things saw White-faced Ibis, Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, 
Black Tern, and a Peregrine Falcon ripping up the sky harassing everything 
in sight.

Dan Stringer
Larkspur, CO

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Subject: Grassland Ecology Trip FULL!
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:11:54 -0600
If you would like me to put your name on a wait list, let me know, Pam


*This outing is brought to you by the Boulder County Audubon Society*


*Grassland Ecology and Grass Identification*



Friday, August 19, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.



Free:  Limited to 24, Reservation required at:  piombino.pam AT gmail.com



Leader:  Plant Ecologist, Dr. David Buckner



Please plan on joining Dr. Buckner in the field for this special
opportunity to appreciate and learn about local grasses and grassland
ecology.  This morning’s outing will include short walks on the surrounding
prairie.  Participants are encouraged to bring hand lenses for a closer
study of grass structures.



Dr. Buckner is a long time specialist in baseline studies of plants and
soils and has been a leader in the revegetation and restoration of many
variously disturbed sites.



Meet promptly at 8:45 at the parking lot on the northeast side of the East
Boulder Rec Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.  We will car pool a
short distance to South Cherryvale Road.  Bring water, appropriate
footwear, hats and the usual field gear.  You may also want to bring a
snack and any grass manuals you might have.

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Subject: Colorado Birds Summer issue correction
From: swgillihan AT gmail.com
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:30:10 -0700 (PDT)
Due to an error on my part, the photos in Tony Leukering's "In the Scope" 
article in the Summer 2016 issue of *Colorado Birds* (vol. 50, no. 3) were 
shuffled. Corrected versions of the article and the full Summer issue have 
been posted to the CFO website (http://cobirds.org), and a correction will 
appear in the Fall issue. My apologies to our readers and to Tony for 
fouling up his fine article on Yellow-rumped Warbler identification.

Scott Gillihan
*Colorado Birds* Editor
Farmington, NM

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Subject: Re: Greater Roadrunner - Denver County
From: Steve Stachowiak <waxwing2 AT q.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:07:33 -0700 (PDT)
Cobirders,

This is a remarkable sighting for urban Denver but is it really that 
unusual?  After all, they are the Metro State *Roadrunners.*


Although, at this point I am wishing they were the Metro State Couch's 
Kingbirds....

Good Birding,
Steve Stachowiak
Highlands Ranch, CO


On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:52:49 AM UTC-6, Doug Faulkner wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> A co-worker just texted me that he saw a Greater Roadrunner near the Metro 
> State campus - specifically on the northwest corner of Speers and Auraria.  
> I don't have any further details.  He's a competent biologist and I don't 
> have any doubts about this sighting.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Doug Faulkner
> Arvada, CO
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Steve Jones at DFO Monday August 22
From: "Mary Cay" <mcburger3 AT juno.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:55:44 GMT
On Monday night August 22, 2016, Steve Jones will provide Denver Field 
Ornithologists with a fascinating multimedia overview of the Nebraska 
Sandhills, well known as a stopover and breeding area for many birds. Steve was 
a regional coordinator and technical consultant for the Colorado Breeding Bird 
Atlas.His multimedia presentation matches vibrant images of the Sandhills 
throughout the seasons with these natural sounds. Signed copies of his new CD, 
Sandhills Serenade, and his book, The Last Prairie, will be available for 
purchase after the presentation.DFO meetings are held at the Denver Museum of 
Nature & Science and are free and open to the public. Park on the north side of 
the building and enter through the security/employee door. More bird books from 
the Hageman collection will be available for a donation to the DFO grants fund. 
The meeting starts at 7:30pm. Mary Cay Burger, DFO Membership 

10826 E Maplewood Pl
Englewood, Co 80111

720.940.8394
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Subject: Another subadult Mew Gull at Boyd Lake (Larimer)
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:35:24 -0600
Something bizarre is occurring with Mew Gull, a species that is rare in 
Colorado in winter, unheard of in the interior US in summer. Another subadult 
was present last night on the Boyd Lake SP swim beach with Ring-billed and 
Franklin's Gulls just before heading off to roost. A photo is here. This is the 
third occurrence (3 different birds) within a week span. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Subject: Pine Warbler in Lamar (Prowers)
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:27:18 +0000
At Fairmount Cemetery on Memorial Drive in the southeastern part of Lamar 
(Prowers) yesterday (8/16) I had a very active, very ratty-looking Pine Warbler 
high in pines at Fairmount Cemetery. It moved from pine to pine to pine and 
eventually flew off, apparently to the north. I would guess it was a first fall 
bird but it could have been an adult in the middle of pre-basic molt. Had I not 
seen a bird like this at this location on about this date several years ago, I 
would have been hard-pressed for an ID. Blotches of yellow on the breast amid 
an otherwise grayish body, weak, wide wingbars, biggish warbler with biggish 
bill, longish tail, and thought I saw a flash of white in the tail a couple 
times. Never gave a great look and definitely not chaseable. 



Fairmount also had a robust population of at least 5 Olive-sided Flycatchers, a 
few pewees, and I heard a couple orioles, presumably Bullock's on the move or 
at least stirring. 



Heard a Northern Cardinal at Lamar Community College Woods while I was 
collecting Dipogon wasps from cottonwoods south of the tennis courts. 



Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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Subject: Greater Roadrunner - Denver County
From: Doug Faulkner <zebrilus AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:52:45 -0600
Hi all,

A co-worker just texted me that he saw a Greater Roadrunner near the Metro
State campus - specifically on the northwest corner of Speers and Auraria.
I don't have any further details.  He's a competent biologist and I don't
have any doubts about this sighting.

Good birding,

Doug Faulkner
Arvada, CO

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Subject: Re: White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County)
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:04:03 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the help from every one. I believe now this was not at all a 
white dove but a leucistic Rock Pigeon, I was mistaken when I said it had a 
black wing tip, that turned out to be the tail. Thanks again,
Brian Johnson 
Englewood CO


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:05:16 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 17, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, August 17, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Larimer, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (
Weld)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, *Gunnison, *Kit Carson, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Northern Cardinal (*Kit Carson)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
---On August 16, 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes were reported by Nick Varvel at Echo
Lake.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On August 16 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Bob Spencer on Spainero
Mesa Road.
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sapinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd 3014c
and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On August 15, a Gray Flycatcher and Northern Cardinal were reported by
Glenn Walbek at Kit Carson County Carousel near
Burlington.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
On August 16, Nick Komar and David Wade reported a Mew Gull at Boyd Lake.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Re: New AOU order
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:28:12 -0600
Thanks Tony - I had totally glossed over that the Clements update did not
in fact incorporate the new higher order taxonomy of AOU-NA, at least for
the time being. This plays some havoc with my own personal listing system,
where my database needs to follow a global system like Clements but is
still focused largely on the AOU-NA area where I spend most of my birding
life. Oh well, what you gonna do.

Eric

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Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 9:07 PM, coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <
cobirds AT googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Hi all:
>
> The CFO, as does ABA and most (if not all) state- and province-level bird
> authorities in the ABA area, follow the AOU taxonomy and nomenclature,
> while eBird follows Clements.  That distinction is important in this case,
> because the AOU taxonomy covers only North America (Canada south through
> Panama), while eBird covers the world, thus the latter organization's need
> for a more-comprehensive taxonomy.  CFO's current taxonomy online is
> correct, for certain values of "correct."
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Tony Leukering
> currently Cut Bank, MT
>

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Subject: RFI - Ruby Mountains, Nevada
From: "'chrisblakeslee' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:27:02 -0600
A friend from Cape May wants to see Himalayan Snowcocks in the Ruby Mountains 
of Nevada (easier than traveling to the Himalayas). Does anyone know a quality 
bird guide who knows this area and leads trips to the Ruby Mountains please? 


Thanks, Chris

Chris Blakeslee
Centennial, Colorado
CorvidColo AT aol.com

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Subject: Re: Some birds from Ken Caryl Ranch, Jefferson
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:25:54 -0600
I wanted to add that the Gambel oaks in the Ken Caryl Ranch region have a
huge crop of acorns, following much poorer crops locally the prior two
years. Most are still green, but today I saw my first that were turning
brown and ripening. I guess it will be a good fall to be a Woodhouse's
Scrub-Jay.


David Suddjian
Littleton, CO
​

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 9:18 PM, David Suddjian  wrote:

> *[Note: there is no general public access to Ken Caryl Ranch]*
>
> Aug 15
>
> Birding around the pond on Massey Draw below my home at Ken Caryl Valley
> produced an adult *Ovenbird* that was either a migrant or a local
> dispersant down from the forested breeding habitat not too far away. An
> adult female *Lazuli Bunting* was feeding a juvenile, and was generally
> very excited and agitated. By all appearances the circumstances suggested a
> nesting in the immediate area, but I am pretty sure that these two traveled
> to this spot from elsewhere for reasons I won't elaborate here. But it
> gives pause to be careful in ascribing the feeding of young as proof of
> nesting in the immediate area. 2 *Wilson's Warblers* were my first this
> season for the local Ken Caryl area, and 11 *Yellow Warblers* was my
> first encounter of more than a few migrant Yellows for this season.
>
> A female type *Orchard Oriole* made a brief appearance in my yard for the
> 2nd occurrence of the species there this summer, and my third for this
> season at Ken Caryl Ranch.
>
> Aug 16
>
> This morning a *Gray Flycatcher* was at the Lyons Formation hogback north
> of Massey Draw. A *Steller's Jay* there in both grassland and Gambel Oak
> scrub/woodland was an oddity for the habitats. The swale between the Lyons
> and Dakota formations had a *Loggerhead Shrike* and *Northern Harrier*,
> both of note for Ken Caryl Ranch. *Rock Wren* numbers increased from one
> week ago (to 8) and all three *Spizella* sparrows were present, but
> otherwise migrant numbers were down from my survey here last week. A 
*Peregrine 

> Falcon* passed over my home.
>
> David Suddjian
> Littleton, CO
>

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Subject: Some birds from Ken Caryl Ranch, Jefferson
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:18:39 -0600
*[Note: there is no general public access to Ken Caryl Ranch]*

Aug 15

Birding around the pond on Massey Draw below my home at Ken Caryl Valley
produced an adult *Ovenbird* that was either a migrant or a local
dispersant down from the forested breeding habitat not too far away. An
adult female *Lazuli Bunting* was feeding a juvenile, and was generally
very excited and agitated. By all appearances the circumstances suggested a
nesting in the immediate area, but I am pretty sure that these two traveled
to this spot from elsewhere for reasons I won't elaborate here. But it
gives pause to be careful in ascribing the feeding of young as proof of
nesting in the immediate area. 2 *Wilson's Warblers* were my first this
season for the local Ken Caryl area, and 11 *Yellow Warblers* was my first
encounter of more than a few migrant Yellows for this season.

A female type *Orchard Oriole* made a brief appearance in my yard for the
2nd occurrence of the species there this summer, and my third for this
season at Ken Caryl Ranch.

Aug 16

This morning a *Gray Flycatcher* was at the Lyons Formation hogback north
of Massey Draw. A *Steller's Jay* there in both grassland and Gambel Oak
scrub/woodland was an oddity for the habitats. The swale between the Lyons
and Dakota formations had a *Loggerhead Shrike* and *Northern Harrier*,
both of note for Ken Caryl Ranch. *Rock Wren* numbers increased from one
week ago (to 8) and all three *Spizella* sparrows were present, but
otherwise migrant numbers were down from my survey here last week. A *Peregrine
Falcon* passed over my home.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Gray Catbird, Boulder County
From: Michael King <michaelking4 AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:43:41 -0600
Diana and I heard, and then saw, a Gray Catbird in Boulder on a bike trail near 
South Boulder Creek, just north of the Bobolink Trail. It was easily heard on 
the bike path that starts at the intersection of Dimmit Dr. and Gapter Rd. The 
precise location (map and GPS coordinates) may help. 


Michael King
Boulder

Location below. 

Latitude: N40° 00' 14.6"
Longitude: W105° 12' 59.2"
Altitude: 5277'


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&z=16&ie=UTF8&q=40.00409+-105.21647 
 


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Subject: Fall Flyers Raptor ID Class Adams Co. (Brighton) 9/25/16
From: Anne Price <raptoresse AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:17:28 -0600
Dear COBIRDERS:

The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) is proud to present another brand-new
raptor ID class, "Fall Flyers", featuring species which are both arriving
to, and leaving Colorado.  From mountains to prairies, our raptor
populations change dramatically from spring to fall, and what better way to
enjoy the cooler temperatures and glorious colors than to cast your eyes to
the skies?

Several of REF's live raptors will be featured, coupled with the combined
skill and experience of Colorado Parks & Wildlife Raptor Monitor Karen Metz
and Anne Price, REF's Curator of Raptors. You won't want to miss the chance
to see two of our newest raptors up close: our Mississippi kite and
sharp-shinned hawk!

The class will be held at our facility in Brighton on Sunday, September 25
with a tour of our exterior mews to conclude the session. Check in time is
9:30-9:45AM, and the lecture portion (indoors) runs from 10:00AM to 12:00
noon, with the mews tour afterwards. Space is limited to 20 people, by
advance reservation only. The fee per person is $50. Morning refreshments
will be provided.

https://squareup.com/market/raptor-education-foundation/item/fall-flights-1

Thank you,

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Subject: Grasslands Ecology Field Trip: 6 spots left
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:46:33 -0600
*This outing is brought to you by the Boulder County Audubon Society*


*Grassland Ecology and Grass Identification*



Friday, August 19, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.



Free:  Limited to 24, Reservation required at:  piombino.pam AT gmail.com



Leader:  Plant Ecologist, Dr. David Buckner



Please plan on joining Dr. Buckner in the field for this special
opportunity to appreciate and learn about local grasses and grassland
ecology.  This morning’s outing will include short walks on the surrounding
prairie.  Participants are encouraged to bring hand lenses for a closer
study of grass structures.



Dr. Buckner is a long time specialist in baseline studies of plants and
soils and has been a leader in the revegetation and restoration of many
variously disturbed sites.



Meet promptly at 8:45 at the parking lot on the northeast side of the East
Boulder Rec Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.  We will car pool a
short distance to South Cherryvale Road.  Bring water, appropriate
footwear, hats and the usual field gear.  You may also want to bring a
snack and any grass manuals you might have.

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Subject: Aug. 12 CFO field trip recap: Perseids, crickets, migrants, & more
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:43:47 -0700 (PDT)
Hey, everybody.

Here's a recap of the CFO field trip this past Friday, Aug. 12:

http://tinyurl.com/CFO-2016-08-12

Highlights were many Perseids, diverse orthopterans, a nice sparrow flight, 
and such miscellany as Uranus, big brown bats, and two Swainson's Hawks at 
a night roost.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Subject: Re: White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County)
From: Tom Behnfield <behnfield AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:16:12 -0700 (PDT)
This looks quite a bit like the somewhat leucistic Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) 
that I saw at I-76 and Kersey Road on July 31 2016. It was also almost all 
white with black on the tail. A Photo is attached.

Good birding,

Tom Behnfield
Lakewood, CO
behnfield AT q.com


 



On Monday, August 15, 2016 at 5:13:13 PM UTC-6, Brian Johnson wrote:
>
> So probably not the most exiting find nor one I can even post to ebird, 
> but I was intrigued to see a white dove along the river on the way back to 
> my car, with some Rock Pigeons and a Mallard, it had black wing tips with 
> an yellow orange beak. Not an albino since the eyes were black, the camera 
> did not auto correct the eyes like it sometimes does. Can some one tell me 
> what exactly is a white dove, is it some domestic dove gone feral? This was 
> along the Merry Carter Greenway right under the Bowles Under Pass.
>
> Brian Johnson 
> Englewood CO
>
>
>

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:09:17 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 16, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, August 16, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington, *Weld)
Caspian Tern (Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Arapahoe, Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, *Larimer, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (
Weld)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sappinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd
3014c and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 15 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Richard
Han in the West Alluvial Fan Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake SP.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 15 a Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow
at Woods Lake.
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Beginning Birding for Kids, Denver County
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:09:56 -0700 (PDT)
 

I will be leading a birding program for kids at Bear Valley Park in Denver 
through Denver Public Library, free and open to everyone. To us locals, it 
is known as the ‘Hat Park’ due to the large cement sombrero slide, 3550 S 
Raleigh St, Denver, CO 80236. Age group is elementary kids, but teens are 
welcome also. I have designed the program with the basic idea of getting 
kids excited about birds and in general about nature. Anything further will 
be deiced as the situation and participants demand. The Library has 
acquired two binoculars to share. We will be talking about bird basics for 
kids and how to observe them and what to look for. So if you have kids, 
grandkids or know someone who does the program starts at 6 PM Thursday, 
8-18. 

Brian Johnson   

Englewood CO

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Subject: White Dove Along the river (Arapahoe County)
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:13:13 -0700 (PDT)
So probably not the most exiting find nor one I can even post to ebird, but 
I was intrigued to see a white dove along the river on the way back to my 
car, with some Rock Pigeons and a Mallard, it had black wing tips with an 
yellow orange beak. Not an albino since the eyes were black, the camera did 
not auto correct the eyes like it sometimes does. Can some one tell me what 
exactly is a white dove, is it some domestic dove gone feral? This was 
along the Merry Carter Greenway right under the Bowles Under Pass.

Brian Johnson 
Englewood CO


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Subject: Black-Chinned Hummingbirds in Longmont
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:42:41 -0700 (PDT)
I have been so pleased to have two male and at least one female 
Black-Chinned Hummingbird at my feeder in west Longmont! They add a 
wonderful variety of Rufous and Broad-tails that are my normal summer 
visitors.

Last Saturday, a Red-tail Hawk landed in my neighbors' tree behind my 
house. These are very tiny lots, so the big bird was very awkward in the 
dense maple branches. I was alerted to its presence by the constant chatter 
of 3 young House Wrens and their mother and all of the hummers. The latter 
kept buzzing the tree, trying to get a closer look at the intruder. The 
hawk then flew to my next-door neighbors' roof and sat there for an hour. 
All 3 species of hummers spent the next hour hovering 3-4 feet away from 
the hawk. The Rufous were the most agitated of course, and spent that 
elevated adrenaline chasing everyone else around!

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont

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Subject: Bushtit [Greeley, Weld]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:44:43 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

Secondhand report:  

   - "Saw a flock of 20+ bushtits in Greeley on August 13. Though I know 
   they are not uncommon, I don't see them in northeastern Colorado very 
   often. Seen a few blocks west of Shawsheen Elementary School (4020 West 7th 
   Street).  Diane T/Laramie"

Thanks

Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: Two Prime Shorebird Habitats That Are Active/Weld
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:39:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

I ventured up to Weld CR 124 pond and Weld CR 116/Hwy 77 pond (on 
east)--both were shallow and muddy and full of birds.

Weld CR 116/Hwy 77--I parked on Weld CR 116 and walked fallow field to edge 
of pond (.1-.2m)

   - Baird's Sandpiper - 18
   - Willet - 1
   - Lesser Yellowlegs - 4
   - American Avocet - 2
   - Wilson's Phalarope - 22
   - Greater Yellowlegs - 1
   - McCown's Longspur - 6-8 flying around
   - Red-necked Phalarope - 1

Weld CR 124 Pond--I didn't walk into Weld CR 122 Pond--which I suspect is 
just as active.  Park along Weld CR 75/122 walk to pond west about .5m or 
so passing abandoned farmhouse.  Great Horneds can be found here and/or at 
abandoned house north of this one along Weld 124.


   - Greater Yellowlegs - 5
   - Least Sandpiper - 3
   - Baird's Sandpiper - 8
   - Long-billed Dowitcher - 2
   - Semipalmated Plover - 1
   - Ducks, geese, pelis
   - Other "peeps" - 8-10

Crom Lake has no exposed shoreline yet.


Thanks

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:26:17 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 15, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 15, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Gunnison)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (*Baca, Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Caspian Tern (*Larimer)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
ALDER FLYCATCHER (*Weld)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On August 14, Gene Rutherford reported Red-headed Woodpecker on CO 36
west of Byers.

BACA COUNTY:
---On August 14, 2 Greater Roadrunners were reported by Chris Goulart on CR
8.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sappinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd
3014c and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 14, 1-2 Caspian Terns were reported by Renee Casias, Christine
and RIchard Sparks and many other birders at Timnath Reservoir.
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake SP.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 14 an ALDER FLYCATCHER was reported by Steve Mlodinow at St
Varin SP on the path along the N side of Mallard Pond.
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 20 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314)  Meet at 0730 in
the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic Park is a 800 S Wadsworth
Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alamed and Wadsworth go south on Wadworth, turn
west at the light on West Ohio Ave.  Drive a short two blocks to the
parking lot.
   Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.  A
good trip for beginners and accessible for persons with a disablity.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 21 will be to Rueter-Hess Reservoir
led by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 at juno.com; 720-940-8394)    This trip
is full.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: West Arapahoe Co. Birds
From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:32:49 -0700 (PDT)
I've been pleasantly surprised by the diversity of birds in west Arapahoe 
County over the past few days. Nothing unusual, but eBird tells me I've 
encountered 53 species since Thursday (August 11) in the circle (of about a 
3 mile radius) I bird around my house near deKoevend Park in west 
Centennial. By comparison, the previous week yielded 37 species.

Highlights have been:

- Several days with an adult male Calliope Hummingbird at my feeders. I 
first spotted the bird on August 11 and saw it last on the evening of the 
13th. I haven't been watching my feeders today, so I don't know if it's 
still around. I've also seen Calliopes at Willow Spring Open Space (8/13) 
and Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve (8/14).

- Sparrows. I first noticed Lark Sparrows in the area in late-July at 
deKoevend Park. More recently, several were at Willow Spring Open Space on 
Saturday; I had one there today. A Brewer's Sparrow and Lark Bunting were 
also at Willow Spring on Saturday, and I spotted a Brewer's Sparrow at 
Chapel Hill cemetery on Friday.

- An Eastern Kingbird, my first in this area, was at Willow Spring on 
Saturday.

- Bullock's Orioles, Lazuli Buntings, and Western Wood-Pewees have been 
scarce or outright gone from my circle since early-June. All have come out 
of hiding, moved back in, or passed through recently. I spotted two male 
Lazuli's at Marjorie Perry on Thursday. Bullock's Orioles were at Willow 
Springs and Marjorie Perry on Saturday and Sunday. And Wood-Pewees seem to 
be everywhere, much as they were in May. I've had them in my yard and at 
Marjorie Perry and Willow Spring over the past few days.

- A single Common Nighthawk, which flew over my yard Friday evening. My 
previous nighthawk sighting was July 26, when a flock of 5 or 6 passed over 
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit (across from deKoevend) around 6:30 PM. 
They were spotted, some time after that, by another birder who was on the 
Dry Creek Trail a bit south and east of the church. 

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO


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Subject: Re: Collared CANG? Walden Ponds, Boulder County
From: Mele Avery <mele.avery AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:10:49 -0700 (PDT)
BBL, not BBS 

On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 6:08:50 PM UTC-6, Mele Avery wrote:
>
> Did not have a scope to properly confirm, but it looked like there was an 
> ID collared Canada goose at the Cottonwood Marsh at Walden this morning. 
> The color was unusual, like a metallic pale teal/blue, and I didn't get a 
> great look at it. If anyone here has seen this bird I'd be curious to know 
> if it's an actual BBS collar or just a piece of trash the bird got tangled 
> up in. Checked eBird lists and didn't see anyone making a note of it. 
>
> Thanks!
> Mele in Denver
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Subject: Collared CANG? Walden Ponds, Boulder County
From: Mele Avery <mele.avery AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:08:50 -0700 (PDT)
Did not have a scope to properly confirm, but it looked like there was an 
ID collared Canada goose at the Cottonwood Marsh at Walden this morning. 
The color was unusual, like a metallic pale teal/blue, and I didn't get a 
great look at it. If anyone here has seen this bird I'd be curious to know 
if it's an actual BBS collar or just a piece of trash the bird got tangled 
up in. Checked eBird lists and didn't see anyone making a note of it. 

Thanks!
Mele in Denver

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Subject: Alder Flycatcher Weld
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:55:50 -0600
Alder Flycatcher on path along n side of Mallard Pond at St Vrain SP now 
Steven Mlodinow 
Longmont 

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:20:58 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 14, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, August 14, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (*Gunnison, Mesa)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Mesa, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Greater Roadrunner (*Otero)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Upland Sandpiper (Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Morgan, Washington)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker ((Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Mesa, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Douglas, Lincoln)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Otero)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
White-winged Crossbill (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (*Otero)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On July 30,  Bill Kaempfer reported 4 White-winged Crossbills flying
over Niwot Ridge.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.
---On July 29 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by David Sheppard in Lone
Tree.  They were east of Monarch Blvd and south of Rocky Heights Middle
School.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.  On August 13, Steve Brown banded a second Northern
Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 28, a f Barrow's Goldeneye with 3 ducklings was reported by Jo
Ann Riggle at Trappers Lake and Leon Thurmon reported F Barrow's Goldeneye.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On  August 12, 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse were reported by Gary Koehn on Rd
26 (Sappinero Mesa Road).  One bird was about 1/4 mile off Rd 26 on Rd
3014c and 3 were on Rd 26 at Mile 6.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake SP.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 31, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Sean Walters at
Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.  On July 31, Rudi Nuissl reported an Upland Sandpiper on
US 138 between Proctor and Crook.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.  On July 29, Mike Henwood reported a f
American Three-toed Woodpecker at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.  On July  31 at Glade Park, Mark and Denise
Vollmar reported Dusky Grouse, 6 Gunnison Sage-Grouse and 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On July 31, a 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by David
Dowell at Jackson Lake SP.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On August 13, Stan Oswald reported 2 Greater Roadrunners, Chihuahuan
Raven, and 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows in Vogel Canyon.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.
---On July 29 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO field trip for Sunday, August 14 will be to Cherry Creek Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at the Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir.  State Parks Pass or day pass required.
  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.  Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher at Brush Hollow SWA, landbird migration has begun
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:16:11 -0400
Hi all:

While I typically like SeEtta's posts and blog, I have to disagree with her 
assessment of "landbird migration." Chipping Sparrows have been moving for more 
than a month, while Yellow Warblers, Lark Buntings, Bullock's Orioles, and an 
additional unknown number of Colorado-breeding species (but probably including 
all of the so-called "monsoon migrants"; see first link, below) have been on 
the move for 2-3 weeks (if not longer), now. As example, Lark Bunting does not 
breed in Arizona, yet migrants begin arriving -- even in southern Arizona, in 
late July, suggesting that migration was initiated sometime before then (see 
second link, below). 



http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1525/cond.2009.090085?journalCode=cond


http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?cmd=decisionPage&speciesCodes=larbun&getLocations=states&states=US-AZ&bYear=1900&eYear=2016&bMonth=1&eMonth=12&reportType=species&parentState=US-AZ 


Here's to a great, but not too great (I'm not there) fall this year!

Tony

Tony Leukering
currently Cut Bank, MT



Olive-sided Flycatcher at Brush Hollow SWA, landbird migration has begun 



  
          

 "SeEttaM ." : Aug 10 12:12AM -0600 


 I found an immature Olive-sided Flycatcher sallying after insects at Brush 

Hollow State Wildlife area this afternoon.  It had indistinct wing bars
indicative of worn adult plumage.  I got two reasonable pics of it that I
have uploaded to my Birds and Nature blog.

Otherwise birding was slow.  Landbird migration has begun.
 
SeEtta Moss
Canon City
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Subject: Re: New AOU order
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:07:04 -0400
 Hi all:

The CFO, as does ABA and most (if not all) state- and province-level bird 
authorities in the ABA area, follow the AOU taxonomy and nomenclature, while 
eBird follows Clements. That distinction is important in this case, because the 
AOU taxonomy covers only North America (Canada south through Panama), while 
eBird covers the world, thus the latter organization's need for a 
more-comprehensive taxonomy. CFO's current taxonomy online is correct, for 
certain values of "correct." 


Enjoy,

Tony Leukering
currently Cut Bank, MT




New AOU order        


  
          

 Tom Behnfield : Aug 10 05:06AM -0700 


 Thanks for the info. I notice that Western Scrub Jay has been removed from 

my Colorado lists and has not been replaced by Woodhouse's Scrub Jay. I 
noticed quite a few on my "Needs List" this morning. I changed it in my 
first checklist of the year that contained Western Scrub Jay, but it has 
yet to update. Any thoughts?
 
Good birding!
 
Tom Behnfield
Lakewood, CO
behnfield AT q.com
 
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:25:40 AM UTC-6, León wrote:
      
          
 David Suddjian : Aug 10 07:18AM -0600 


 eBird is currently running its annual taxonomic update, still in progress 

now, but it is expected to be completed shortly. In the meantime some
things on birder's lists temporarily do funky things as the work is in
progress.
 
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/taxonomy2016/
 
David Suddjian
Littleton, CO
 
      
          
 Eric DeFonso : Aug 10 06:30PM -0600 


 Does this mean the CFO checklist is auto-sync'ed to the eBird (and hence 

Clements) taxonomy? Just curious - I note that the 2016 Clements updates
are now released as of today, and I assume the CFO checklist will then be
revised shortly again.
 
For example, the CFO checklist at the moment (6pm, Aug 10) has an incorrect
family sequence -
 
[...]
Partridges
Grebes
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos
Goatsuckers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Rails
Cranes
...
Gulls
Loons
Storks
...
Herons
Ibises
New World Vultures
Osprey
Hawks, Eagles, etc
[...]
 
 
but in fact the order should be
[...]
Partridges
Loons
Grebes
Storks
...
Herons
Ibises
New World Vultures
Osprey
Hawks, Eagles, etc.
...
Rails
Cranes
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos
Owls
Goatsuckers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
[...]
 
and so forth. I've left a lot out obviously, but only to illustrate the big
differences better. This should explain some of the confusion mentioned
earlier in this thread about the difficulty of finding some of the family
groups in the new checklist! Things have changed, yes, but not *that* much.
:)
 
Eric
 
 
 
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Subject: Calliope's finally Arrive, Jefferson County
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:45:51 +0000
Hi all,

This has been the strangest summer for me as far as when the Calliope 
Hummingbirds arrived. As I posted earlier, I had up to 3, ad. male Calliope 
arrive in my yard EARLY, [the first few days of July]. I have had no Calliope 
Hummingbirds since this time until yesterday. One beautiful late ad. F. 
CALLIOPE has been in my yard 8/12 and 8/13. I have seen two other ad. females 
look like her. The bird in my yard has a central throat spot which is pinkish 
purple. One f/imm, type Calliope was in my yard yesterday, and today 2, f/imm, 
type Calliope, along with the ad. f. Calliope, as mentioned above. In years 
past I get ad. and imm. Calliope by mid July. More imm. should arrive. 



Broad-tailed hummingbirds of both sexes are here.


 What has amazed me are all the Rufous I have been getting in the yard. A 
couple of days there were only Rufous around. The last 2, years I have seen 
more Rufous in my yard than ever before. I know this specie is on the decline 
so I'm glad to see the ones I have. Several m. imm. Rufous are battling it out. 
One late, ad. f. Rufous showed up in my yard 8/10, thinking the yard was to 
belong only to her. She had a lovely golden spot on her throat. 



The hummers are flycatching in my yard a lot of their time. Midges hatch out 
near my yard and one night I saw many Dragonflies plowing through the cluster 
of midges while feeding on them, while one hummer was also catching the insects 
in the air. 



The biggest SURPRISE was seeing a female Mule Deer in my yard yesterday and 
before. 



As of today my hummer numbers are up finally, but it is different every day, 
and can be different morning to afternoon. If one wants to try to ID F. type 
Calliope Hummingbirds now is a good time. I told Ira I had no Calliope the 
other day. Maybe he and Tammy sent me some of their Calliope. 



Happy Birding!!!!!!!!!!

Tina Jones

Littleton, Jefferson County, CO.

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Subject: Re: N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:17:35 -0600
Steve,

I was one of the people that was concerned when a CS Utilities' flyer
showed that ground had already been dug at Clear Spring Ranch for a solar
array, without public input. Thankfully it turned out to be on the west
side of the ​highway.

Unfortunately, after speaking with a few staff members at CSU, and two City
Council members (who act as the Utilities board,) the question of whether
CSU is required to have public input on their projects remains unanswered.

Now we have to hope that we can keep Pinello Ranch intact.

Thanks for your input, Steve, and enjoy those warblers!
Linda


*Linda Hodges*


On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Steven Brown  wrote:

> Hi COBirders,
>
> Warblers are migrating. First thing this morning at Clear Spring Ranch I
> banded my second *Northern Waterthrush* of the week, and FOS Wilson’s
> Warblers (2), FOS MacGillivray’s Warbler,(not unusual per se, but firsts
> and a little early).  Also had probable migrant Yellow Warblers and Com
> Yellowthroats. Most of the breeders and young I was seeing last week seem
> to have vanished!
>
> Last spring some people had expressed interest in CS Utilities plan to
> build a solar array at Clear Spring Ranch. WHERE????
> New signage at Exit 123 shows the project will be WEST of the freeway on
> CSU land, North of PPI Raceway, so away from the creek and riparian areas.
> Whew!
>
> Have a birdy weekend,
> Steve Brown
> Colorad Springs
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Subject: N Waterthrush #2, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:30:40 -0600
Hi COBirders,

Warblers are migrating. First thing this morning at Clear Spring Ranch I banded 
my second Northern Waterthrush of the week, and FOS Wilson’s Warblers (2), 
FOS MacGillivray’s Warbler,(not unusual per se, but firsts and a little 
early). Also had probable migrant Yellow Warblers and Com Yellowthroats. Most 
of the breeders and young I was seeing last week seem to have vanished! 


Last spring some people had expressed interest in CS Utilities plan to build a 
solar array at Clear Spring Ranch. WHERE???? 

New signage at Exit 123 shows the project will be WEST of the freeway on CSU 
land, North of PPI Raceway, so away from the creek and riparian areas. Whew! 


Have a birdy weekend, 
Steve Brown
Colorad Springs

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Subject: Gunnison Sage-Grouse in Gunnison County
From: Gerard Koehn <garykoehn AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:52:08 -0600
Yesterday I found 4 Gunnison Sage-Grouse on Rd 26, Sappinero Mesa Road. They 
were seen in two separate sightings: the first one was a single bird flushed 
about a quarter mile off of Rd 26 on Rd 3014c, the second one 3 flushed birds 
on Rd 26 at mile 6. 


I also saw a male Townsend’s Warbler in a stand of conifers and aspen near Rd 
3014b at the 5 mile marker on Rd 26. 



Gary Koehn
Lake City
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:21:39 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 13, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, August 13, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
White-tailed Ptarmigan (*Eagle)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Mesa, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Upland Sandpiper (Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Morgan, Washington)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker ((Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Mesa, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Douglas, Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
White-winged Crossbill (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On July 30,  Bill Kaempfer reported 4 White-winged Crossbills flying
over Niwot Ridge.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.
---On July 29 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by David Sheppard in Lone
Tree.  They were east of Monarch Blvd and south of Rocky Heights Middle
School.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On August 12, 3 White-tailed Ptarmigan (1 ad, 2 young) were reported by
Scott Dieni on Deming Mt at about 12,000 ft, NE of summit.
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 28, a f Barrow's Goldeneye with 3 ducklings was reported by Jo
Ann Riggle at Trappers Lake and Leon Thurmon reported F Barrow's Goldeneye.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake SP.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 31, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Sean Walters at
Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.  On July 31, Rudi Nuissl reported an Upland Sandpiper on
US 138 between Proctor and Crook.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.  On July 29, Mike Henwood reported a f
American Three-toed Woodpecker at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.  On July  31 at Glade Park, Mark and Denise
Vollmar reported Dusky Grouse, 6 Gunnison Sage-Grouse and 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On July 31, a 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by David
Dowell at Jackson Lake SP.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.
---On July 29 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
The DFO field trip for Sunday, August 14 will be to Cherry Creek Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at the Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  From either park entrance,
follow Lake View Rd to the Prairie Loop that is located at the south rim of
the reservoir.  State Parks Pass or day pass required.
  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important
habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.  Trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Clark's nutcracker, Larimer County
From: apanjabi via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:51:58 -0600
Just had a Clark's nutcracker land in a Pondarosa pine tree in my yard in 
Horsetooth Lake estates, west of Fort Collins, across from Horsetooth Mountain 
park. Not too common down at this elevation, 5700'. 


Arvind Panjabi
W of Fort Collins 

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:21:07 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 12, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 12, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Mesa, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Black Swift (Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Upland Sandpiper (Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (*Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Morgan, Washington)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (Huerfano, Larimer, Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker ((Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Mesa, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*El Paso, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Douglas, Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
White-winged Crossbill (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (*El Paso, Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On July 30,  Bill Kaempfer reported 4 White-winged Crossbills flying
over Niwot Ridge.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.
---On July 29 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by David Sheppard in Lone
Tree.  They were east of Monarch Blvd and south of Rocky Heights Middle
School.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On August 11 at Clear Spring Ranch, Steve Brown reported that he banded
a Northern Waterthrush.
---On August 11 at Chico Basin Ranch (fee area), Diane Morton reported a
Gray Flycatcher.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 28, a f Barrow's Goldeneye with 3 ducklings was reported by Jo
Ann Riggle at Trappers Lake and Leon Thurmon reported F Barrow's Goldeneye.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 11, Nick Komar reported a 3-rd cycle Mew Gull at Boyd Lake SP.
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 31, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Sean Walters at
Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.  On July 31, Rudi Nuissl reported an Upland Sandpiper on
US 138 between Proctor and Crook.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.  On July 29, Mike Henwood reported a f
American Three-toed Woodpecker at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.  On July  31 at Glade Park, Mark and Denise
Vollmar reported Dusky Grouse, 6 Gunnison Sage-Grouse and 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On July 31, a 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by David
Dowell at Jackson Lake SP.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.
---On July 29 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday August 12 - Sunday August 14 will be to North
Park led by Chuck Hundertmark & Paul Slignsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com;
303-604-0531).   Meet the leaders at the Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at
12 noon.  This is a three-day trip.  Plan to stay in Walden two nights.
 lodging recommendations and additional trip information will be sent to
registrants.  Primary goal will be to find migrating shorebirds and to look
for breeding birds with young.  Scopes will be helpful.  Bring lunch for
the first day, sunscreen, insect repellent, and water.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: N Waterthrush, Clear Spring Ranch, El Paso Co, Thursday
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:25:57 -0600
Hi COBirders,

I started banding at CSR this week, mostly catching local breeding birds. 
Today, though, I saw started seeing some migrants: 

a female Calliope Hummingbird (netted, not banded), a Red-eyed Vireo (only my 
second at CSR), and a Northern Waterthrush. 


Also of note, I’m catching more Black-headed Grosbeaks and Lazuli Buntings 
than in previous years, and seeing them in the trees as well, even unbanded 
ones! 


I’m looking forward to full-moon watching for migrants next week, too.

more soon,
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

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Subject: A second Mew Gull in Loveland, CO (Larimer)
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:22:59 -0600
A remarkable second early Mew Gull was in Loveland this evening, loafing with 
other gulls at Boyd lake state park swim beach. Same age (3rd cycle, molting 
into adult plumage), but this was has more brown streaking on head. Photo 
attached. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Subject: Re: Ptarmigan and Chicks/Larimer
From: "'Gary Ackert' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:31:03 -0700 (PDT)
Where along Trail ridge road?

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 11:11:51 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Pat G posted some nice photos of White-tailed Ptarmigan family along Trail 
> Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park.
>
>    - http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/s-img-7876
>    - http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/s-img-7852
>    - http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo/s-img-7852 (Chick)
>
> Thanks
>
> Gary Lefko, Nunn
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Subject: BBS - Lowell McEwen
From: "'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:13:51 -0400
 The Breeding Bird Survey has a great set of volunteers running routes in 
Colorado. You've read reports from some this summer about their findings & 
adventures. 


The last remaining volunteer from Ron Ryder'soriginal crew of 1968 retired from 
his route this year. Lowell McEwen has run the Last Chance route for 
forty-six--46 years -- annually since 1968. He finally decided to retire from 
the route after running it this year. 


Congratulations to Lowell for sucn an imprssive record. Volunteers like him 
make Colorado field ornithology outstanding. 


 

Hugh Kingery 
Franktown, CO

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Subject: Nighthawks in swifts in Fort Collins
From: Jeff Kehoe <jeff.kehoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:16:07 -0700 (PDT)
Last night I was walking my dogs and a flock of about 30 nighthawks passed 
overhead, heading SW.  Five minutes later about 6 swifts came by.  I didn't 
have binos.  I assume they were Chimney Swifts.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 August 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:14:15 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  August 11, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, August 11, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist and the order of the
famillies has changed

Mallard (Mexican) (Larimer)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Garfield)
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Mesa)
Dusky Grouse (Boulder, Mesa, Montezuma)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Logan)
Black Swift (*Boulder)
Snowy Plover (Alamosa)
Piping Plover (Douglas)
Upland Sandpiper (Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Mew Gull (Larimer)
WESTERN GULL (Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Morgan, Washington)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Montrose)
Green Heron (*Huerfano, Larimer, *Mesa)
Lewis's Woodpecker (Boulder)
Red-headed Woodpecker ((Boulder, Logan, Washington)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Mesa)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Eagle, Mesa, Montezuma)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Washington, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Lincoln)
Cassin's Kingbird (Denver, Douglas, Lincoln)
Pacific Wren (Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Carolina Wren (Washington)
White-winged Crossbill (Boulder)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer, Lincoln, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Larimer)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)

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

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
---On August 2, Gregg Goodrich and Anna Troth reported 15 Snowy Plovers at
Blanca Wetlands on pond just before Mallard Parking Lot.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On August 7 at Heil Valley Ranch, Carl Starace reported 3 Lewis's
Woodpeckers and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On August 6 in Shadow Canyon, Andy Cowell reported m American Three-toed
Woodpecker in the lower part of the canyon and a Dusky Grouse at the top of
the canyon.
---On July 30,  Bill Kaempfer reported 4 White-winged Crossbills flying
over Niwot Ridge.
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bridge that leads
away from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.  On June 28, a Pacific Wren
was reported by Bill Rowe just below Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of
Rocky Mt NP.  On July 4, Kathy Mihm Dunning reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 9 at Wild Basin in
Rocky Mt NP, David Dowell reported Pacific Wren, Black Swift on nest, 2
American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  On July 16, at Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls in
Rocky Mountain NP, Nick Moore reported Pacific Wren.  On July 19 Tim Mitzen
reported Pacific Wren near Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 23 Chris Gilbert reported Pacific Wren at Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin
of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 20, Todd Deininger reported Pacific Wren at
Calypso Cascades in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.  On July 24 Christian Nunes
reported 2 Black Swifts and 4 Pacific Wrens at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.
On July 29, Sue Riffe reported Pacific Wren, 2 American Three-toed
Woodpeckers and 7 Black Swifts at Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.   On August
10, Peter Gent reported a juvenile Black Swift on nest under the overhand
west of Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On August 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Doug Kibbe at Westerly
Wetlands.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On August 6 an imm Piping Plover was reported by Joey Kellner at Marina
Sandspit at Chatfield SP.
---On July 29 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by David Sheppard in Lone
Tree.  They were east of Monarch Blvd and south of Rocky Heights Middle
School.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bob Righter on Cross
Creek Trail about 4 miles south of Minturn on July 28.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On July 28, a f Barrow's Goldeneye with 3 ducklings was reported by Jo
Ann Riggle at Trappers Lake and Leon Thurmon reported F Barrow's Goldeneye.

HUERFANO COUNTY:
---On August 10, Polly Wren Neldner reported a juv Green Heron at a small
pond W of Horseshoe Lake in Lathrop SP.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On August 5, David Wade found a 2nd-cycle Mew Gull at Horsehsoe
Reservoir and Nick Komar reported a Mallard (Mexican) at Horseshoe
Reservoir.  On August 9 a Mew Gull was reported by Nick Komar at Horseshoe
Reservoir
---On August 5, Jim Nelson reported a Northern Waterthrush at
Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary in Estes Park.  The bird was on the est side
of the pine cover peninsula.
---On August 1 and 3 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at
Running Deer Natural Area.
---On July 31, a Mallard (Mexican) was reported by Sean Walters at
Horseshoe Reservoir.
---On July 11 BAIRD'S SPARROWS were reported in a news release at Soapstone
Prairie Natural Area.  Biologists from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have
confirmed the presence of male and female BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the
grassland.  Best place to search for the sparrows in on the Pronghorn Loop
Trail, especially the easternmost 2 miles.  On June 15, Norm Lewis reported
3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie.   On July 13, Brandon Nooner,
David Wade, and Nick Komar reported 12 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie on the Pronghorn Loop Trail.   On July 14,
Anna Troth and Gregg Goodrich reported BAIRD'S SPARROW at Soapstone Prairie
NA.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 15 Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS; Kathy Mihm Dunning reported 3
McCown's and 6 BAIRD's SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.  On July 15, Nick
Komar reported 8 BAIRD'S SPARROWS along Pronghorn Loop Trail; 4 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS along Plover trails and  lots ov McCown's Longspurs on Plover
Trail.  On July 16, Bez Bezuidenhout and Chris Gilbert reported BAIRDS'S
SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA.   On July 17, Dean Shoup reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS at Soapstone Prairie NA; Irene Fortune reported 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur and 4 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover Trail; Adam
Vesely reported 6 McCown's Longspurs and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the Plover
Trail; and Glenn Walbke reported 9 McCown's Longspurs and 6 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on the Pronghorn Loop.  On July 19, Jerry Baines reported 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 6 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.
On July 20, David Leatherman, David Wade, Georgia Doyle, and Nick Komar
reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, 15 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 1 Chestnut-collared
Longspur at Soapstone Prairie.  Four singing male Baird's were along the
Pronghorn Loop Trail, 1 singing male at the intersection of Proghorn Loop
and Plover Trail and 5 Singing males along the Plover Trail, 4 of which
were paired up with females.  On July 21, Craig Rasmussen reported
Chestnut-collared Longspur and McCown's Longspur and 5 BAIRD'S SPARROWS to
the rt and left of junction of plover and pronghorn trail at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 23, Nick Komar reported Chestnut-collared Longspur, 18
McCown's Longspurs, and 9 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (6 singing males) at Soapstone
Prairie.  On July 27, Nick Komar and Laura Keene reported Singing BAIRD'S
SPARROW and 10 McCown's Longspurs at Soapstone Prairie.  On July 30, Nick
Komar reported 12 singing male BAIRD'S SPAROWS at Soapstone Prairie; 5
north of trail junciton, 6 south, and 1 west of stakeout area.  Komar
reported one juvenile BAIRD'S, but not photo so far.  Also reported was a
Gray Flycatcher and 20 McCown's Longspurs.  On July 31, Joey Kellner
reported 9 McCown's Longspurs (5 ad, 4 juv) and a singing BAIRD'S SPARROW
along the Plover Trail just east of first gate.  On August 6, Nick Komar et
al reported 8 McCown's Longspurs, Chestnut-collared Longsurps  and 2
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 ad, 1 juv) east of trail junction.  On August 6,
Zachary Loman reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW and 1 McCown's Longspurs on the
Proghorn Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On August 6, Glenn Walbek and Steve Larson reported 2 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
---On July 23 an Upland Sandpiper was reported by Bill Kaempfer east of
Crook on US 138.  On July 31, Rudi Nuissl reported an Upland Sandpiper on
US 138 between Proctor and Crook.

MESA COUNTY:
---On August 8, Mike Henwood reported a Green Heron at Redlands Parkway
Ponds.
---On August 3 in Jack's Canyon Area, Rhonda Woodward reported Gray
Flycatcher and 2 Grace's Warblers.
---On July 21, 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Mike
Henwood at Fruita Reservoir #1.  On July 29, Mike Henwood reported a f
American Three-toed Woodpecker at Fruita Reservoir #1.
---On July 21 a f Gunnison Sage-Grouse was reported by Mike Henwood at
Glade Park, Pinyon Mesa.  On July  31 at Glade Park, Mark and Denise
Vollmar reported Dusky Grouse, 6 Gunnison Sage-Grouse and 2 American
Three-toed Woodpeckers.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On August 9 a NEOTROPIC CORMARNAT was reported by Maureen Briggs at
Chipeta Lake SWA.
---On August 7 a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported by Sandy Beranich at
Baldridge and Ute Parks.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On August 7, 5 Bewick's Wrens were reported by David and Timothy Swain
in McElmo Canyon on Roads G and J.
---On July 31, 3 Dusky Grouse and an American Three-toed Woodpecker were
reported by Brook O Connor at Rd 566 in Echo Basin in San Juan Mountains.
On August 1, Brook O Connor reported 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers at
Rd 566 in Echo Basin.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On July 31, a 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by David
Dowell at Jackson Lake SP.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On July 18 at Prewitt Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL,
Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Red-headed Woodpecker, Least
Flycatcher, and Magnolia Warbler.  On July 23 at Prewitt, Bill Kaempfer
reported WESTERN GULL, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Thayer's Gull and
Carolina Wren.  On July 30, Valerie Bourdeau reported WESTERN GULL at
Prewitt.  On August 1, David Dowell reported WESTERN GULL, 4 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, and 2 Least Flycatchers at Prewitt.  On August 3, Nick Komar
and Sue Riffe reported WESTERN GULL at Prewitt Reservoir.  On August 6, a
WESTERN GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd-cyc) and Red-headed Woodpecker
were reported by Glenn Walbek, Steven Larsonat Prewitt.  On August 6, Gwen
Moore and Susan Pellegrini reported WESTERN GULL and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls (2nd-cyc, 3rd-cyc).  On August 7, Adam Vesely reported WESTERN GULL
and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.  On August 8, Todd Deininger
reported WESTERN GULL and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On August 6 3 Least Flaycatcher were reported by David Dowell at Crow
Valley Campground.
---On July 29 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crow
Valley Campground.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday August 12 - Sunday August 14 will be to North
Park led by Chuck Hundertmark & Paul Slignsby (chundertmark8 AT gmail.com;
303-604-0531).   Meet the leaders at the Moose Visitor Center, CO Hwy 14 at
12 noon.  This is a three-day trip.  Plan to stay in Walden two nights.
 lodging recommendations and additional trip information will be sent to
registrants.  Primary goal will be to find migrating shorebirds and to look
for breeding birds with young.  Scopes will be helpful.  Bring lunch for
the first day, sunscreen, insect repellent, and water.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Re: New AOU order
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:30:31 -0600
Does this mean the CFO checklist is auto-sync'ed to the eBird (and hence
Clements) taxonomy? Just curious - I note that the 2016 Clements updates
are now released as of today, and I assume the CFO checklist will then be
revised shortly again.

For example, the CFO checklist at the moment (6pm, Aug 10) has an incorrect
family sequence -

[...]
Partridges
Grebes
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos
Goatsuckers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Rails
Cranes
...
Gulls
Loons
Storks
...
Herons
Ibises
New World Vultures
Osprey
Hawks, Eagles, etc
[...]


but in fact the order should be
[...]
Partridges
Loons
Grebes
Storks
...
Herons
Ibises
New World Vultures
Osprey
Hawks, Eagles, etc.
...
Rails
Cranes
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos
Owls
Goatsuckers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
[...]

and so forth. I've left a lot out obviously, but only to illustrate the big
differences better. This should explain some of the confusion mentioned
earlier in this thread about the difficulty of finding some of the family
groups in the new checklist! Things have changed, yes, but not *that* much.
:)

Eric



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Westminster, CO

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