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Ovenbird Nest,©Julie Zickefoose

8 Dec Golden-crowned Sparrow [Carol Ortenzio ]
8 Dec Disturbing bird incident [Ira Sanders ]
8 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
7 Dec Volunteers Needed for Denver Christmas Bird Count ["Joey Kellner" ]
7 Dec RFI: rosy-finch nests [Jason Beason ]
7 Dec Golden-crowned Sparrow [Carol Ortenzio ]
7 Dec Jeffco Rosy-Finches ["Kay Niyo" ]
7 Dec Brown Thrasher in my backyard today in Windsor []
7 Dec Lapland longspur at model airplanr field, Chatfield State Park, Douglas County [Douglas Kibbe ]
7 Dec Re: Tundra swans and Dunlin at Cherry Creek res [Scott Somershoe ]
7 Dec Dunlin at Cherry Creek res ["'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" ]
7 Dec Fremont county --- EURASIAN WIGEON ["'Mark Peterson' via Colorado Birds" ]
7 Dec Re: Cherry Creek Gulls [Joe Roller ]
7 Dec White-winged Juncos Littleton Jefferson CO [Jennifer Hallam ]
7 Dec Cherry Creek Gulls []
7 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
6 Dec Re: Ongoing Pacific Loon saga, and a Red-Necked Grebe at Valmont Reservoir, Boulder [Jeff Parks ]
6 Dec Re: Chatfield SP and Ken Caryl Valley [David Suddjian ]
6 Dec Mountain plover photos ["'Birding' via Colorado Birds" ]
6 Dec November Birds Woodland Park area ["joe... AT betterbirdwatching.com" ]
6 Dec Chatfield SP and Ken Caryl Valley [David Suddjian ]
6 Dec Boulder County reservoirs, afternoon of Tuesday 6 Dec [David Dowell ]
6 Dec Red-throated loon at Chatfield Reservoir ["'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" ]
6 Dec Red-throated Loon, Chatfield sandspit [David Suddjian ]
6 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
5 Dec Fwd: Adult ICELAND GULL at Cherry Creek SP Marina - now! ["'John D' via Colorado Birds" ]
5 Dec Eastern Bluebirds, Douglas ["'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
5 Dec Greater white fronted geese, Arapahoe county ["'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" ]
5 Dec Aurora Blunn Reservoir, Jefferson County Swans [Gwen Moore ]
5 Dec Adult ICELAND GULL at Cherry Creek SP Marina - now! [Joe Roller ]
5 Dec Re: Swans, Marston Res. , Denver Co. [Gwen Moore ]
5 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
4 Dec Eastern Bluebirds along the Platte River, Douglas County [Mary Keithler ]
4 Dec Black Duck- Greeley ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
4 Dec Cherry Creek State Park, Dec 3, Rusty Blackbirds, Thayer's and Mew Gull [Scott Somershoe ]
4 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
4 Dec Rosy-Finches in Telluride [Eric Hynes ]
3 Dec El Paso County ["'John D' via Colorado Birds" ]
3 Dec Cooley Lake bald eagles and Platte River sundries - Arapahoe County [modise ]
3 Dec First Creek @ DEN Open Space -- first DFO field trip at new Denver Co. hotspot ["Patrick O'Driscoll" ]
03 Dec Adult Glaucous Gull, Cherry Creek Res. [Glenn Walbek ]
3 Dec Longmont lakes; three merganser species at Union Res, swans at Dodd [Charles Hundertmark ]
3 Dec Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 December 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
4 Dec Cherry Creek SP and Aurora Res. Birding on 12/3 [William H Kaempfer ]
2 Dec Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty, Bent County [Duane Nelson ]
3 Dec Pacific Loon, Marston Reservoir, Denver County [Tina Jones ]
03 Dec Long-tailed Duck, Lowell Ponds SWA, Adams Co. [Dick Schottler ]
30 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 November 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
29 Nov Red-Bellied Woodpecker continuing Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso County) ["'Egret' via Colorado Birds" ]
29 Nov Lamar, Prowers County 28-29Nov2016 [Janeal Thompson ]
30 Nov Some great Monday birds [William H Kaempfer ]
29 Nov eBird: A request for "useful" details in comment fields [coloradodipper via Colorado Birds ]
29 Nov Saturday at Chatfield and today at home [Robert A. Spencer ]
29 Nov Next Raptor Alley Tour [Nunn, Weld] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
29 Nov Re: A few Jefferson County birds [David Suddjian ]
29 Nov Re: Bird Tracks Gone [Cheri Phillips ]
29 Nov Snow Geese in Boulder County [Kat Bradley-Bennett ]
29 Nov A few Jefferson County birds [David Suddjian ]
29 Nov Greater White-fronted Goose [Weld and Larimer] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
29 Nov Re: Bird Tracks Gone [Diana Beatty ]
29 Nov Re: Bird Tracks Gone [Bryan Guarente ]
29 Nov Bird Tracks Gone [Cheri Phillips ]
29 Nov Colorado Rare BIrd Alert, 29 November 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
28 Nov American 3-toed Woodpecker - Correction to Douglas County [Ira Sanders ]
28 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 28, 2016. [Joe Roller ]
27 Nov Fwd: American 3-toed Woodpecker - Jeffco [Ira Sanders ]
27 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 27, 2016. [Joe Roller ]
26 Nov Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 26, 2016 [Joe Roller ]
25 Nov Re: 50 Sandhill Cranes @ 1:30, N. Boulder [Laurie Beth Zuckerman ]
25 Nov Re: SNOW BUNTING--Chatfield SP (Jefferson) [Janeal Thompson ]
26 Nov Five LONG-TAILED DUCKS Chatfield (Douglas/Jefferson) [Joey ]
25 Nov Fwd: Snow bunting present Douglas County [Marie Hoerner ]
26 Nov American black duck comma Woods Lake Kama Weld County ["'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" ]
25 Nov White-eyed Vireo - South Platte Park (Arapahoe County) [Ben Sampson ]
26 Nov Woods Lake ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
26 Nov Pueblo birds on 11/26 [Brandon Percival ]

Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Carol Ortenzio <protenz78 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:46:10 -0800 (PST)
The sparrow was seen this am 745.
Carol Ortenzio 
Grand Junction 

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Subject: Disturbing bird incident
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:41:07 -0700
This morning when I went to put out the feeders, there was a goldfinch
hanging from the metal arm of the hooks we use to hang the feeders.  At
first it wasn't moving and I was wondering how a bird could somehow die in
that position.  I have no idea how long it was there, but I'm sure it was
long enough to weaken it. As I got closer, I saw it's eyes were open and
then it started to flutter a little.  It's foot had frozen to the iron arm
and it was hanging by 1 foot.  I ran in to get some water to get it loose,
but our efforts, which were incompetent and inadequate, didn't save all of
it's foot.
My first efforts only caused ice to form and made it worse.
The bird did fly from Tammy's hand but part of it's foot was still on the
metal.  Obviously we did it wrong.  In retrospect, I don't think warm water
was a good idea at all.
In case someone else has this same miserable experience, maybe some
forethought could result in a successful outcome and not our utter failure.

-- 
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO
"My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading
into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 04:09:12 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:    December 8, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 8, 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, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)
Tundra Swan (*Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata,
Pueblo)
EURASIAN WIGEON (*Fremont)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, Douglas/Jefferson, Routt)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, Mesa, Routt, San Miguel, Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Dunlin (*Arapahoe)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)
Greater Yellowlegs (Otero)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Douglas)
ICELAND GULL (Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Boulder, Douglas, Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, Sedgwick)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)
White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (
San Miguel)
Lapland Longspur (*Arapahoe, Bent, Denver, *Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)
Palm Warbler (Denver)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Mesa)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, Arapahoe, Pueblo)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Weld)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:
 On December 3 at Aurora Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and 2 Lesser Black-backed Guls.
3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.
---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and
it continued on November 26.
---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.
---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 3, Bill Kaempfer, Bez
Bezuidenhout, and Scott Somershoe reported Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek
SP.  On December 4, Mary Driscoll, Gene Rutherford, and Art Hudak  reported
Rusty Blackbirds at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Glenn Walbek and Bill Kaempfer reported ad Glaucous Gull
at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Scott Someshoe reported ad Mew Gull at Marina, 1st-cyc
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 4,
Gene Rutherford and Art Hudak reported the following at Cherry Creek SP:  2
Mew Gulls, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
and ad Glaucous Gull.   On December 7, Loch Kilpatrick reported Mew Gull,
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and Glaucous Gull at Cherry Creek
SP.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek SP, John Drummond reported ad ICELAND
GULL, Glaucous Gull, 1st-cyc Thayer's Gull, and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls. On December 6, Chris Gilbert reported ICELAND GULL and Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 7 at Cherry Creek SP, Mark Chavez, Art Hudak, Loch
Kilpatrick, Scott Somershoe, and Jim Arnett reported Dunlin at Cherry Creek
on Sandspit below Pelican Point parking lot.  On December 7 at Cherry Creek
SP, Scott Somershoe, Jim Arnett, and Adam Vesely reported 5 Tundra Swans at
Cherry Creek SP.  On December 7, Cheri Phillips reported 10 Tundra Swans
and Lapland Longspur at Cherry Creek SP.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on San
Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.
--On December 3 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported f-type
Black Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Thayer's Gulls, and 24 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 3,
Peter Gent and Matt Hofeditz reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 4, Bob Spencer reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 6, David Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe and ad
Thayer's Gull at Boulder Reservoir.
---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.  On December 3, Chuck Hundertmark reported family of 5
Tundra Swans on Dodd Reservoir in the afternoon.  Others reported no swans
in the morning.
---On December 4, Jeff Parks reported Pacific Loon and Red-necked Grebe at
Valmont Reservoir Complex.
---On December 6, David Dowell and Christain Nunes reported Red-throated
Loon and Red-necked Grebe at Valmont Reservoir and 4 Tundra Swans on
Hillcrest Reservoir (which is the southern most of the 3 reservoirs in the
Valmont Complex).

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.  On December 3, Todd Deininger and Jeff Dawson
reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 4, Art Hudak, Tom
Behnfield, and Mark Chavez reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.
---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).
---On December 4, Todd Deininger reported Palm Warbler at First Creek at
DEN open space; 1.2 miles on Buckley Rd in Cottonwoods after the pines.
---On December 4, Dick Schotter reported 9 Tundra Swans at Marston
Reservoir and the swans were also seen by Tom Behnfield, Doug Kibbe,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, Phil Lyon, Art Hudak., and Mark Chavez

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that
20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.
---On December 6, David Suddjian reported Red-thraoted Loon, Long-tailed
Duck, and Thayer's Gull at Chatfield SP.  Loch Kilpatrick relocated the
Red-throated Loon off Handicapped Fisherman's Point. on December 6.
---On December 7, Doug Kibbe reported Lapland Longspur at the model
airplane field at Chatfield SP.

DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.
---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.

EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:
---On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
December 4, Aaron Yappert reported Red-bellied Woodpecker at Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area).
---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.

FREMONT COUNTY:
---On December 7, Mark Peterson reported an EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco
Ponds.  Valco Ponds is N of Arkansas River on MacKenzie in Canon City.
Bird only from the parking lot since it is private property.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.
---On December 4 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Lorraine Lanning reported 4 (2
ad, 2 juv) Tundra Swans

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.

MESA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.
---On December 3, Mike Henwood reported 7 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Jerry
Creek Reservoir; 3 m 1 juv on Reservoir #1 and 2f and 1 juv at Reservoir #2.
---On December 6 and 7, Carol Ortenzio reported a Golden-crowned Sparrow
coming to her feeders at 306 Dakota Dr in the Grand Junction area.  She
welcomes birders who want to see the bird.  She asks that you  NOT block
access to the garage when you park.
You can walk to the backyard along the right side of the house.  The bird
has been seen at the feeders to the right as you enter the yard.  She has
provided seating.  If you have questions please call or text Carol at
970-216-8762 <(970)%20216-8762>.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at
Narraguinnep Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On December 6, Stan Oswald reported 3 Greater Yellowlegs at Holbrook
Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.
If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658 <(719)%20336-9658>(home) or 719-688-7912 <(719)%20688-7912> (cell)
to make
arrangements.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.
---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.
---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:
an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.
Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground
Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).
---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.
---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center
but he has no idea where they landed.
---On December 4 at Valco Ponds, Loch Kilpatrick and Glenn Walbek reported
Mallard (Mexican intergrade, 2 Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rusty
Blackbirds.
---On December 4 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Glenn Walbek, and
Loch Kilpatrck reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 1 Great
Black-backed Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 2, JoAnn Riggle reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.  On December 3, Vic Zerbi and Tresa Moulton reported Long-tailed
Ducks and Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Reservoir.  On December 4, Tom
Litteral reported f-types Long-tailed Duck and 75 Barrow's Goldeneyes at
Stagecoach Reservoir.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.
---On December 6, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
coming to his feeders in Telluride.  If you would
like to try to see them, contact Eric at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).
Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.
---On December 3, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Union Reservoir.
---On December 3, Chris Goulart reported 5 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Firestone Gravel pits.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at 34th St
and Poudre Ponds in Greeley.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st-winter Mew Gull at Seeley
Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow and Nick Moore reported Surf Scoter at
Windsor Lake.  On December 5, Steve Mlodinow reported Barrow's Goldeneye
and Surf Scoter at Windsor Lake.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 10 will be a Chase Trip led by
Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT gmail.com;
919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>).  Meet at 0800 at Colorado Park and
Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway to carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2
blocks to Broadway, the north 2 blocks to parking lot on right.
   Not a typical chase trip.  Instead of looking for very specific rarities
at very specific locations, we will choose general areas based on recent
sightings.  The exact route will be determined nearer to the actual date
based on weather and various sightings.  A general idea about locations
would be Denver, Adams, or Weld counties.  A general idea about target
birds will be raptors, waterfowl, and potential rare birds.  Be prepared to
drive/ride more than a hundred miles, but hiking will be at most moderate.
Bring binoculars, scope, snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  We will
carpool in three cars and drivers will be reimbursed for mileage.  if you
have walkie talkies, please bring them.  They will be very useful when we
caravan.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, Decemeber 10 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580
<(303)%20863-7580>)  Meet at 9 AM at  Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway
Rd, Commerce City, Co.  On I-70 east, take exist 278, turn left onto Quebec
St, turn right onto E. 60th ave, turn left onto Trenton St, continue onto
Gateway Rd to Visitor Center.
   In this prairie and lake environment we hope to see many waterfowl and
raptors.  Be prepared to carpool because parking is limited at the lakes.
We will walk around Lake Ladore, about 1.8 mile walk on level trails.  Then
we will check Lake Mary.  Bathrrooms at the Visitor's Center open at 9 AM.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 11 will be to cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881
<(303)%20941-4881>)  Directions:   Meet at 9 AM at 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 overa a distance of about 3 miles.  trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Volunteers Needed for Denver Christmas Bird Count
From: "Joey Kellner" <vireo1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:28:57 -0700
The Denver Christmas Bird Count (62nd year running!) will be held Saturday,
December 17th with a compilation potluck starting at 5pm at the Chatfield
State Park headquarters (State Parks vehicle pass required).

Twenty-three count areas now have leaders and we are in need of
participants.  Several count areas have very few (if any) observers beyond
the Area Leader.  We need YOU to help us out!  You don't have to be an
"expert" birder.
People of all birding levels are welcome!  Since the Denver CBC covers a
broad range of habitats this is a great way to select a habitat and learn
the species in a habitat that you perhaps are not as familiar with.  The
Denver CBC covers foothills (Mount Falcon, Indian Hills, Doublehead
Mountain, Red Rocks Park), Riparian (Deer Creek, Chatfield, South Platte
Park, parts of Littleton, Lakewood, Bear Creek, etc.).
Please contact me if you are interested in helping out for a morning, or all
day.

Note - If you cannot help out on this date, PLEASE consider volunteering to
help out on another Christmas Bird Count in Colorado.  There are many CBCs
held state wide from December 14th to January 5th.  Again, no prior
experience is needed and all skill levels are welcomed by the Compilers!
This is an amazing way to learn more about our "birds of winter".  Please
join in the fun!

Joey Kellner
Compiler - Denver CBC
Littleton, Colorado
vireo1 at comcast.net
303 978  1748

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Subject: RFI: rosy-finch nests
From: Jason Beason <aeronautes.saxatalis AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:49:47 -0700
Hello Colorado!

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is interested in beginning a project
which will involve searching for nests of Brown-capped Rosy-finches in the
summer of 2017. Since CoBirds subscribers have so much knowledge on birds
across the state I am hoping some of you will be able to share information
about Brown-Capped Rosy-finch nests you have found in Colorado's alpine
tundra habitat. If you have observed a nest of this species and are willing
to share details of your discovery please email me off of this list.

Thank you!

Jason Beason
Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Carol Ortenzio <protenz78 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:22:04 -0800 (PST)
Happy to report I have had a Golden-crowned sparrow in my yard here in Grand 
Junction hanging out with my White-crowns since yesterday. Please feel free to 
visit 306 Dakota Drive to view. Please do not block the garage. Feeders are on 
the right side of the house, we have set up chairs for viewing. The bird is 
rather skittish. 

Carol Ortenzio

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Subject: Jeffco Rosy-Finches
From: "Kay Niyo" <Kay AT KayNiyo.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:19:40 -0700
At noon had a flock of rosys land in tree across the street and some landed
on my feeder tray right outside my DR window!  (N side of N Table Mt)  I was
sitting 4 ft away and didn't dare move to get camera.  Shovelers scared them
away.  Just now prior to dusk, they were on my patio snarfing up black oil.
All GCRF and 1 Hepburn's.  Never had them here before except one with a
broken leg a few years ago.

 

Kay

 

Kayleen A. Niyo, Ph.D.

Niyo Scientific Communications

5651 Garnet St.

Golden, CO 80403

303.679.6646

Kay AT KayNiyo.com; www.KayNiyo.com

 

 

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Subject: Brown Thrasher in my backyard today in Windsor
From: jwelchfish AT netzero.com
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:03:57 -0800 (PST)
 I've been watching a Brown Thrasher feeding on the Viburnum berries and 
foraging under the seed feeeders

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Subject: Lapland longspur at model airplanr field, Chatfield State Park, Douglas County
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:33:56 +0000
A single male Lapland longspur was among the 30+ Horned Larks feeding on the 
east side of the parking lot at the model airplane field. 


When not feeding, the flock rests on the "airstrip" to the northeast, near a 
flock of Canada Geese. 


The bird was present at 2PM today .


Doug Kibbe, Littleton

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Subject: Re: Tundra swans and Dunlin at Cherry Creek res
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:57:56 -0700
After stumbling upon Mark, Art, and Loch about the time they found the dunlin 
and birding around with them for a while, a friend and I just had 5 tundra 
swans circle the marina and fly across the lake and land off the swim beach. 
Figures I forgot my camera today but it probably wouldn't like the 9-11 degree 
temps anyway. Gull selection is way down today with nothing of note. 


Scott Somershoe 
Littleton CO
Jeff Co. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 7, 2016, at 12:15 PM, 'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Mark Chavez and art Hudak found a Dunlin on the sandspit below the Pelican 
Point parking lot at Cherry Creek state park as of noon today. 

> Loch Kilpatrick , Parker Colorado 
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Subject: Dunlin at Cherry Creek res
From: "'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:15:44 +0000 (UTC)
Mark Chavez and art Hudak found a Dunlin on the sandspit below the Pelican 
Point parking lot at Cherry Creek state park as of noon today.Loch Kilpatrick , 
Parker Colorado  


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Subject: Fremont county --- EURASIAN WIGEON
From: "'Mark Peterson' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:58:59 +0000 (UTC)
COBirders,
There is/was a EURASIAN WIGEON at Valco Ponds this morning around 9:45. It swam 
out view almost immediately but I was able to get a few poor photos. 


There are also as many as 44 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in the area.

___Mark PetersonColorado Springs 

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Subject: Re: Cherry Creek Gulls
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:46:57 -0700
Thanks to Glenn Walbek for his exegesis on the fine points of Iceland and
Glaucous Gull ID.
As he pointed out, they differ in "jizz."  *

Most Glaucous Gulls have a "fierce" look, with a large, flat head and big
bill.
Iceland Gulls tend to have a "gentle" look, with a more rounded head and
smaller bill.  (Almost dove-like).

This mnemonic has helped me remember the difference in jizz:
"The Iceland is the *nice one*. The Glaucous is *the hawkest."*

I read that in a supplementary ID guide a long time ago, but can't remember
the title or author.

Glenn described that gentle look:
Kumlien's Iceland gull has a delicate face and bill.

This short video shows the species side by side.
https://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-id/eye-iceland-and-glaucous-gulls

One of the reasons for confusion at Cherry Creek is that the Glaucous Gull
there is *not typical* for that species, but, as Glenn states:
 "...is smallish, with a smallish head and bill." So it's not as fierce or
mean-looking as your usual Glaucous. (Different subspecies, Glenn pointed
out).

Joe Roller, Denver

Derivation of the birding term *jizz*, from Wikipedia.


*  Jizz: There is a theory that it comes from the World War II
 air force
 acronym GISS for "General
Impression of Size and Shape (of an aircraft)",
but the birding term was first recorded earlier than that in 1922.[7]
 More likely,
jizz is a corruption of gestalt , a
German word that roughly means form or shape.[8]
 Other
possibilities include the word *gist*, or a contraction of *just is*.

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Subject: White-winged Juncos Littleton Jefferson CO
From: Jennifer Hallam <ghinysu AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:30:30 -0800 (PST)
Good morning!

This is not that rare but have 2 White-winged Juncos at my feeders right now. I 
know there was some talk about not seeing them as often as they used to be but 
I seem to have them consistently but not in high numbers. Anyways, enjoy the 
much needed snow! 


Happy birding!
Jennifer Hallam
Ken Caryl, CO
Jefferson County

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Subject: Cherry Creek Gulls
From: juncos AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:06:46 +0000 (UTC)
Folks, 

I thought I would chime in on the recent reports of rarity gulls at Cherry 
Creek Reservoir. The lake has indeed been attracting gulls over the past week 
or so. On Saturday, I noticed an adult Mew Gull while photographing Rusty 
Blackbirds. Lately 2 adult Mew Gulls have been photographed and confirmed by 
Mark Chavez along with Thayer's and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. An adult 
Glaucous Gull was observed by several birders (me included) on Saturday. 
Sunday, I observed an adult Iceland/Thayer's Gull flying around the lake. I 
noticed pale gray tips on the primaries seen while the bird was floating on the 
lake (see photos). In flight the amount of gray was very minimal and limited to 
the extreme outer webs. I was never able to photograph the bird in flight, 
which would have supported my ID as Kumlien's Iceland Gull, so I logged the 
bird as Iceland/Thayer's. Tuesday I see Tim Ryan found and photographed 
(seemingly) the same bird, including an open wing photo. I am confident this is 
the bird I saw Sunday, an adult Iceland Gull. 


Monday, I noticed several birders listed to ebird an adult Iceland Gull, but 
included photos of what appears to be an adult (the adult) Glaucous Gull, that 
has been present since Saturday. A couple of pointers... 


Kumlien's Iceland Gull, the race that occurs in North America, normally shows 
some gray in the primaries. The amount of gray varies and causes confusion with 
Thayer's Gull which some consider conspecific, Amar Ayyash included. Kumlien's 
Gulls rarely, maybe <5%, show pure white primaries, but they are long and 
narrow. The nominate race of Iceland Gull shows pure white primaries, but this 
race does not normally occur in North America. Kumlien's Iceland Gull shows up 
annually in Colorado, increasingly since 2000. Most are sub-adult birds but 
adults have been documented as of late. These birds normally show some gray 
markings in their primaries, on tips and in the outer webs, but it is very 
limited as seen in Tim Ryan's photo's attached to his ebird list here... 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32894850 

Admittedly, the adult Glaucous Gull present at Cherry Creek is smallish, with a 
smallish head and bill. This indicates the bird is likely a female of the race 
barrovianus . However the very short, pure white primaries support Glaucous 
Gull, not Iceland Gull. Also, the adult Glaucous Gull has some dusky markings 
on the yellow bill in a addition to the red gonydeal spot. The short, blunt 
primaries are most evident on this bird. Kumlien's Iceland Gull has long 
primaries, which typically show some amount of gray markings. Also, Kumlien's 
Iceland gull has a 'delicate face and bill'. The bill, in an adult bird is 
usually short and greenish-yellow. These features are useful in separating it 
from Thayer's Gull, which occurs annually in significant numbers in Colorado. 


Photos of both the Cherry Creek Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull can be seen 
here... 


https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/2016-Birds/ 

Glenn Walbek 
Castle Rock, CO 

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:21:41 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:    December 7, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, December 7, 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, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata, Pueblo)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, *Douglas/Jefferson, Routt)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, Mesa, Routt, San Miguel, Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)
Greater Yellowlegs (*Otero)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld)
Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe, Bent, *Boulder, *Douglas)
ICELAND GULL (*Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (*Boulder, *Douglas, Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, Sedgwick)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)
White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)
Palm Warbler (Denver)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, Arapahoe, Pueblo)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Weld)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:
 On December 3 at Aurora Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and 2 Lesser Black-backed Guls.
3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.
---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and
it continued on November 26.
---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.
---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 3, Bill Kaempfer, Bez
Bezuidenhout, and Scott Somershoe reported Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek
SP.  On December 4, Mary Driscoll, Gene Rutherford, and Art Hudak  reported
Rusty Blackbirds at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Glenn Walbek and Bill Kaempfer reported ad Glaucous Gull
at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Scott Someshoe reported ad Mew Gull at Marina, 1st-cyc
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 4,
Gene Rutherford and Art Hudak reported the following at Cherry Creek SP:  2
Mew Gulls, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
and ad Glaucous Gull.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek SP, John Drummond reported ad ICELAND
GULL, Glaucous Gull, 1st-cyc Thayer's Gull, and 2 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls. On December 6, Chris Gilbert reported ICELAND GULL and Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on San
Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.
--On December 3 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported f-type
Black Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Thayer's Gulls, and 24 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 3,
Peter Gent and Matt Hofeditz reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 4, Bob Spencer reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 6, David Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe and ad
Thayer's Gull at Boulder Reservoir.
---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.  On December 3, Chuck Hundertmark reported family of 5
Tundra Swans on Dodd Reservoir in the afternoon.  Others reported no swans
in the morning.
---On December 4, Jeff Parks reported Pacific Loon and Red-necked Grebe at
Valmont Reservoir Complex.
---On December 6, David Dowell and Christain Nunes reported Red-throated
Loon and Red-necked Grebe at Valmont Reservoir and 4 Tundra Swans on
Hillcrest Reservoir (which is the southern most of the 3 reservoirs in the
Valmont Complex).

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.  On December 3, Todd Deininger and Jeff Dawson
reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 4, Art Hudak, Tom
Behnfield, and Mark Chavez reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.
---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).
---On December 4, Todd Deininger reported Palm Warbler at First Creek at
DEN open space; 1.2 miles on Buckley Rd in Cottonwoods after the pines.
---On December 4, Dick Schotter reported 9 Tundra Swans at Marston
Reservoir and the swans were also seen by Tom Behnfield, Doug Kibbe,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, Phil Lyon, Art Hudak., and Mark Chavez

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that
20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.
---On December 6, David Suddjian reported Red-thraoted Loon, Long-tailed
Duck, and Thayer's Gull at Chatfield SP.  Loch Kilpatrick relocated the
Red-throated Loon off Handicapped Fisherman's Point. on December 6.

DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.
---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.

EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:
---On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
December 4, Aaron Yappert reported Red-bellied Woodpecker at Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area).
---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.
---On December 4 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Lorraine Lanning reported 4 (2
ad, 2 juv) Tundra Swans

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.

MESA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.
---On December 3, Mike Henwood reported 7 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Jerry
Creek Reservoir; 3 m 1 juv on Reservoir #1 and 2f and 1 juv at Reservoir #2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at
Narraguinnep Reservoir.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On December 6, Stan Oswald reported 3 Greater Yellowlegs at Holbrook
Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.
If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658 <(719)%20336-9658>(home) or 719-688-7912 <(719)%20688-7912> (cell)
to make
arrangements.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.
---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.
---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:
an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.
Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground
Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).
---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.
---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center
but he has no idea where they landed.
---On December 4 at Valco Ponds, Loch Kilpatrick and Glenn Walbek reported
Mallard (Mexican intergrade, 2 Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rusty
Blackbirds.
---On December 4 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Glenn Walbek, and
Loch Kilpatrck reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 1 Great
Black-backed Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 2, JoAnn Riggle reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.  On December 3, Vic Zerbi and Tresa Moulton reported Long-tailed
Ducks and Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Reservoir.  On December 4, Tom
Litteral reported f-types Long-tailed Duck and 75 Barrow's Goldeneyes at
Stagecoach Reservoir.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.
---On December 6, Eric Hynes reported all three species of Rosy-Finches
coming to his feeders in Telluride.  If you would
like to try to see them, contact Eric at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).
Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.
---On December 3, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Union Reservoir.
---On December 3, Chris Goulart reported 5 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Firestone Gravel pits.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at 34th St
and Poudre Ponds in Greeley.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st-winter Mew Gull at Seeley
Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow and Nick Moore reported Surf Scoter at
Windsor Lake.  On December 5, Steve Mlodinow reported Barrow's Goldeneye
and Surf Scoter at Windsor Lake.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, December 10 will be a Chase Trip led by
Pratyaydipta Rudra & Sreemala Das Majumder (pratyayr AT gmail.com;
919-699-4043 <(919)%20699-4043>).  Meet at 0800 at Colorado Park and
Wildlife, 6060 N Broadway to carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2
blocks to Broadway, the north 2 blocks to parking lot on right.
   Not a typical chase trip.  Instead of looking for very specific rarities
at very specific locations, we will choose general areas based on recent
sightings.  The exact route will be determined nearer to the actual date
based on weather and various sightings.  A general idea about locations
would be Denver, Adams, or Weld counties.  A general idea about target
birds will be raptors, waterfowl, and potential rare birds.  Be prepared to
drive/ride more than a hundred miles, but hiking will be at most moderate.
Bring binoculars, scope, snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  We will
carpool in three cars and drivers will be reimbursed for mileage.  if you
have walkie talkies, please bring them.  They will be very useful when we
caravan.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, Decemeber 10 will be to Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR led by Jill Boice (jill AT booksandcats.net; 303-863-7580
<(303)%20863-7580>)  Meet at 9 AM at  Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway
Rd, Commerce City, Co.  On I-70 east, take exist 278, turn left onto Quebec
St, turn right onto E. 60th ave, turn left onto Trenton St, continue onto
Gateway Rd to Visitor Center.
   In this prairie and lake environment we hope to see many waterfowl and
raptors.  Be prepared to carpool because parking is limited at the lakes.
We will walk around Lake Ladore, about 1.8 mile walk on level trails.  Then
we will check Lake Mary.  Bathrrooms at the Visitor's Center open at 9 AM.
Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, December 11 will be to cherry Creek SP
Wetlands Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881
<(303)%20941-4881>)  Directions:   Meet at 9 AM at 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 overa a distance of about 3 miles.  trails could
be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and snacks; lunch
is optional.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Register online or contact
leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Ongoing Pacific Loon saga, and a Red-Necked Grebe at Valmont Reservoir, Boulder
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:34:34 -0800 (PST)
Well, as I said before, the saga continues.  David Dowell was at Valmont 
today, and was not able to find a PALO, so apparently my identification 
skills still need some work.  I did not get any decent pictures of the Loon 
in question, so I am not able to study it from the comfort of my desk. 
 Based on my notes, it didn't look like a Common Loon, so I will have to 
identify it as an unknown Loon at this point. Maybe I saw the Red-throated 
Loon?  I am not sure enough to make that call at this point, so I guess the 
quest continues.  Hopefully these birds will be able to stick around until 
this cold snap eases a little, and will still be there for additional 
viewing.

Good birding -

Jeff Parks

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Subject: Re: Chatfield SP and Ken Caryl Valley
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:17:22 -0700
*Addendum*:

A late male *Mountain Bluebird* was at the southern part of South Valley
Park today (JEF).

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 4:23 PM, David Suddjian  wrote:

> I was at Chatfield SP soon after sunrise this morning. Here are some
> highlights in addition to the aforementioned *Red-Throated Loon*. The
> reservoir was more birdy than in recent weeks, with lots of flocks birds
> flying around and more birds on the water in some areas of the lake. From
> the North Boat Launch (JEF) A flock of 6 *Swans* flew south. I suspect
> they were Tundra Swans, but they were backlist and somewhat distant so I
> could not be sure. Then a group of white geese flew south, comprised of 4 
*Ross's 

> Geese* leading 2 *Snow Geese*. A female *Long-tailed Duck *was foraging
> near the dam, remaining under water most of the time and sticking right
> along the rocks where she blended in well during her brief surface time.
> Also noted from here were a *Thayer's Gull* and a *Red-breasted Merganser*.
> Birds seen from the Marina Sandspit (DOU) included 2 *Greater Scaup*, a
> *Merlin*, a *Bald Eagle*, another *Red-breasted Merganser* and a decent
> variety of other ducks.
>
> South Platte Reservoir had few birds and none unusual, with a *Killdeer*
> being the best there.
>
> At Ken Caryl Valley (JEF) I had a *Northern Shrike *between the Lyons and
> Dakota hogbacks, a *Golden Eagle*, a *Prairie Falcon*, 4 *Evening
> Grosbeaks* in a Russian olive along South Valley Drive, and a *Ruby-crowned
> Kinglet* and *Harris's Sparrow* in my yard.
>
> Three* Red Crossbills* (Type 2) flew over my house on Dec 5.
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
>
>

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Subject: Mountain plover photos
From: "'Birding' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:57:31 -0600
Gods evening! I am working on a plover outing for History Colorado, and I would 
like to know if anyone has good quality mountain plover photos that you be 
willing to share. Mine are all poor quality. 

Thanks in advance for any help!

Norm Lewis
Lakewood
303-910-1629

Norm
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Subject: November Birds Woodland Park area
From: "joe... AT betterbirdwatching.com" <joega140@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:54:56 -0800 (PST)
Woodland Park Yard Area

Juncos thru the month: Gray-headed, Pink-sided, a few Slate-colored, 
White-winged (one on 11-14 and 11-15)
Starlings in mid Nov.
American Goldfinch, a few on 11-8
Clark’s Nutcracker, 11-18
Red-winged Blackbird, a few on 11-3
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Finch
Townsend’s Solitaire, singing at Red Rock Canyon Open Space on 11-30 (near 
Manitou Springs)
Spotted Towhee, Red Rock Canyon Open Space on 11-30 (near Manitou Springs)


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller County

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Subject: Chatfield SP and Ken Caryl Valley
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:23:05 -0700
I was at Chatfield SP soon after sunrise this morning. Here are some
highlights in addition to the aforementioned *Red-Throated Loon*. The
reservoir was more birdy than in recent weeks, with lots of flocks birds
flying around and more birds on the water in some areas of the lake. From
the North Boat Launch (JEF) A flock of 6 *Swans* flew south. I suspect they
were Tundra Swans, but they were backlist and somewhat distant so I could
not be sure. Then a group of white geese flew south, comprised of 4 *Ross's
Geese* leading 2 *Snow Geese*. A female *Long-tailed Duck *was foraging
near the dam, remaining under water most of the time and sticking right
along the rocks where she blended in well during her brief surface time.
Also noted from here were a *Thayer's Gull* and a *Red-breasted Merganser*.
Birds seen from the Marina Sandspit (DOU) included 2 *Greater Scaup*, a
*Merlin*, a *Bald Eagle*, another *Red-breasted Merganser* and a decent
variety of other ducks.

South Platte Reservoir had few birds and none unusual, with a *Killdeer*
being the best there.

At Ken Caryl Valley (JEF) I had a *Northern Shrike *between the Lyons and
Dakota hogbacks, a *Golden Eagle*, a *Prairie Falcon*, 4 *Evening Grosbeaks*
in a Russian olive along South Valley Drive, and a *Ruby-crowned Kinglet*
and *Harris's Sparrow* in my yard.

Three* Red Crossbills* (Type 2) flew over my house on Dec 5.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Boulder County reservoirs, afternoon of Tuesday 6 Dec
From: David Dowell <dave1wx AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:21:03 -0800 (PST)
Valmont Reservoir had an immature RED-THROATED LOON, two Common Loons, and 
the RED-NECKED GREBE found by Jeff Parks.  Christian Nunes spotted 4 TUNDRA 
SWANS (3 ad, 1 juv) on Hillcrest Reservoir, the southernmost of the Valmont 
three-lake complex. These birds were all finding food, so let's hope they 
find enough food to stick around until the CBC rather then getting scared 
off by the short period of cold weather.

The other RED-NECKED GREBE continues at Boulder Reservoir.  When Boulder 
Reservoir freezes over tonight/tomorrow night, could this grebe possibly 
find its way over to Valmont to join the other one?  These grebes do look 
different enough such that we could identify which is which, if they are 
re-found in coming days.

David Dowell
Longmont, CO

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Subject: Red-throated loon at Chatfield Reservoir
From: "'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:45:48 +0000 (UTC)
As of 1:30 pm, I was able to relocate the red throated loon off of the handicap 
fishing man's point out near the dam. Also of note as I'm walking out to the 
point there are lots of juncos, finches, Robbins and magpies eating off the 
shore in amongst them I found a tan morph white-throated Sparrow.,Loch 
Kilpatrick , Parker Colorado  


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Subject: Red-throated Loon, Chatfield sandspit
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:59:43 -0700
Toward the dam, north of the end of the Marina sandspit...cold out there!

David Suddjian
Littleton CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 6 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:22:38 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:    December 6, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, December 6, 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, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata, Pueblo)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (Pueblo)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe, Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Arapahoe, Bent, Douglas/Jefferson, Routt)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, Mesa, Routt, San Miguel, *Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Boulder, Pueblo)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)
Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent)
ICELAND GULL (*Arapahoe)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, Sedgwick)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)
White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, Pueblo)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Black Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (*San Miguel)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)
Palm Warbler (Denver)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, Arapahoe, Pueblo)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Weld)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:
 On December 3 at Aurora Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and 2 Lesser Black-backed Guls.
3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.
---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and
it continued on November 26.
---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.
---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 3, Bill Kaempfer, Bez
Bezuidenhout, and Scott Somershoe reported Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek
SP.  On December 4, Mary Driscoll, Gene Rutherford, and Art Hudak  reported
Rusty Blackbirds at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Glenn Walbek and Bill Kaempfer reported ad Glaucous Gull
at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Scott Someshoe reported ad Mew Gull at Marina, 1st-cyc
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 4,
Gene Rutherford and Art Hudak reported the following at Cherry Creek SP:  2
Mew Gulls, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
and ad Glaucous Gull.
---On December 5 at Cherry Creek SP, John Drummond reported ad ICELAND
GULL, Glaucous Gull, 1st-cyc Thayer's Gull, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on San
Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.
--On December 3 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported f-type
Black Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Thayer's Gulls, and 24 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 3,
Peter Gent and Matt Hofeditz reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 4, Bob Spencer reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.
---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.  On December 3, Chuck Hundertmark reported family of 5
Tundra Swans on Dodd Reservoir in the afternoon.  Others reported no swans
in the morning.
---On December 4, Jeff Parks reported Pacific Loon and Red-necked Grebe at
Valmont Reservoir Complex.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.  On December 3, Todd Deininger and Jeff Dawson
reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 4, Art Hudak, Tom
Behnfield, and Mark Chavez reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.
---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).
---On December 4, Todd Deininger reported Palm Warbler at First Creek at
DEN open space; 1.2 miles on Buckley Rd in Cottonwoods after the pines.
---On December 4, Dick Schotter reported 9 Tundra Swans at Marston
Reservoir and the swans were also seen by Tom Behnfield, Doug Kibbe,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, Phil Lyon, Art Hudak., and Mark Chavez

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that
20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.

DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.
---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.

EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:
---On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
December 4, Aaron Yappert reported Red-bellied Woodpecker at Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area).
---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.
---On December 4 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Lorraine Lanning reported 4 (2
ad, 2 juv) Tundra Swans

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.

MESA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.
---On December 3, Mike Henwood reported 7 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Jerry
Creek Reservoir; 3 m 1 juv on Reservoir #1 and 2f and 1 juv at Reservoir #2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at
Narraguinnep Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.
If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658 <(719)%20336-9658>(home) or 719-688-7912 <(719)%20688-7912> (cell)
to make
arrangements.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.
---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.
---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:
an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.
Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground
Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).
---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.
---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center
but he has no idea where they landed.
---On December 4 at Valco Ponds, Loch Kilpatrick and Glenn Walbek reported
Mallard (Mexican intergrade, 2 Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rusty
Blackbirds.
---On December 4 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Glenn Walbek, and
Loch Kilpatrck reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 1 Great
Black-backed Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 2, JoAnn Riggle reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.  On December 3, Vic Zerbi and Tresa Moulton reported Long-tailed
Ducks and Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Reservoir.  On December 4, Tom
Litteral reported f-types Long-tailed Duck and 75 Barrow's Goldeneyes at
Stagecoach Reservoir.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.
---On December 3, Eric Hynes reported all three specied of Rosy-Finches
coming to his feeders in Telluride.  If you would
like to try to see them, contact Eric at erichynes28 AT gmail.com.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).
Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.
---On December 3, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Union Reservoir.
---On December 3, Chris Goulart reported 5 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Firestone Gravel pits.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at 34th St
and Poudre Ponds in Greeley.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st-winter Mew Gull at Seeley
Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow and Nick Moore reported Surf Scoter at
Windsor Lake.  On December 5, Steve Mlodinow reported Barrow's Goldeneye
and Surf Scoter at Windsor Lake.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76
Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146 <(720)%20570-6146>
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Fwd: Adult ICELAND GULL at Cherry Creek SP Marina - now!
From: "'John D' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:24:37 -0500
 CO Birders :

 On further examination of my photos there was in addition to the adult Iceland 
Gull , an adult Glaucous Gull in close proximity about the same time so those 
birders who came after our MAMBO group left beware . The adult all white gull 
that we were looking at from the end of the pier and photographing was the 
adult Glaucous Gull not Iceland !!!! . The Iceland was only seen from the top 
of the incline but both birds were on the logs . Teaches me not to jump to 
conclusions even though we moved just a 100 yards . 


John Drummond
Colorado Springs

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Roller 
To: Colorado Birds 
Sent: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 9:18 am
Subject: [cobirds] Adult ICELAND GULL at Cherry Creek SP Marina - now!



At 9:02 today, Monday, December 5 John Drummond phoned me to report an adult 
ICELAND GULL on the logs 

at the Marina in the NW corner of Cherry Creek SP. Pure species, not a hybrid.


John is there with an intrepid band of Colorado Springs birders who venture out 
into the field every Monday morning. 



Rarity! Go for it.


Joe Roller, Denver

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Subject: Eastern Bluebirds, Douglas
From: "'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:34:25 -0500
 On the monthly Walk the Wetlands from the Audubon Denver Nature Center, the 
group had goodlooks at three male Eastern Bluebirds. 


To find them go 1/2 to 3/4 miles toward the river and downstream. When you can 
get back next to the river after a bypass, where the stream bends from north to 
east, and you can see a big concrete block ahead: the bluebirds sparkled across 
the river, in DOUGLAS county. 


 

Hugh Kingery 
Franktown, CO

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Subject: Greater white fronted geese, Arapahoe county
From: "'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:48:51 -0700
I have two greater white fronted geese at my house. I live on the top of three 
ponds at my complex which is Columbine Lakes townhomes. It's a private area but 
I feel that it would be OK if people wanted to see the geese. The complex is on 
Platte Canyon Road 1/2 mile south of Bowles. The geese were on the upper of the 
three ponds so you would be welcome to walk up the ponds and look at them. Just 
park in visitor parking, there are several visitor parking lots on W. Pond 
Circle. If anyone asks you why you were there just tell them that you're a 
friend of mine and were there to look at the geese. 

 There are some waxwings that are eating off the berries on a tree at my 
complex as well. Go up W. Ponds Circle to parking lot H, stop there and look 
across the street at an ornamental berry tree. They've been flying in and out 
of there with some robins for the last couple of days. They love that tree! 


Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe County, unincorporated Littleton

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Subject: Aurora Blunn Reservoir, Jefferson County Swans
From: Gwen Moore <gwensminiroses AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:52:41 -0700
No swans here this morning either, although 4 were seen around noon yesterday. 

Gwen Moore

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Subject: Adult ICELAND GULL at Cherry Creek SP Marina - now!
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:07:42 -0700
At 9:02 today, Monday, December 5 John Drummond phoned me to report an
adult ICELAND GULL on the logs
at the Marina in the NW corner of Cherry Creek SP. Pure species, not a
hybrid.

John is there with an intrepid band of Colorado Springs birders who venture
out into the field every Monday morning.

Rarity! Go for it.

Joe Roller, Denver

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Subject: Re: Swans, Marston Res. , Denver Co.
From: Gwen Moore <gwensminiroses AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:50:13 -0700
No swans at Marston in the 8:30 hour. Denver County. 

Gwen Moore

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> On Dec 4, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Dick Schottler  wrote:
> 
> Between 11:15-11:30 this morning (12/4) I observed nine (9) Tundra Swans on 
Marston Res., Denver Co. 

> 
> Dick Schottler
> Golden, CO
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 5 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 04:04:59 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:    December 5, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 5, 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, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)
Tundra Swan (Boulder, *Denver, El Paso, *Jefferson, La Plata, Pueblo)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (*Weld)
Mallard (Mexican intergrade) (*Pueblo)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe, *Weld)
White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Bent, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (*Arapahoe, Bent, Douglas/Jefferson, *Routt)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, *Mesa, *Routt, San Miguel)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo, *Weld)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, Bent)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe, *Pueblo)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Boulder, *Denver, Pueblo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*El Paso, Sedgwick)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)
White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso, *Pueblo)
Lapland Longspur (Bent, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)
Palm Warbler (*Denver)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, *Arapahoe, *Pueblo)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Weld)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:
 On December 3 at Aurora Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and 2 Lesser Black-backed Guls.
3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.
---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and
it continued on November 26.
---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.
---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 3, Bill Kaempfer, Bez
Bezuidenhout, and Scott Somershoe reported Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek
SP.  On December 4, Mary Driscoll, Gene Rutherford, and Art Hudak  reported
Rusty Blackbirds at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Glenn Walbek and Bill Kaempfer reported ad Glaucous Gull
at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Scott Someshoe reported ad Mew Gull at Marina, 1st-cyc
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 4,
Gene Rutherford and Art Hudak reported the following at Cherry Creek SP:  2
Mew Gulls, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
and ad Glaucous Gull.


ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on San
Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.
--On December 3 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported f-type
Black Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Thayer's Gulls, and 24 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 3,
Peter Gent and Matt Hofeditz reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.  On December 4, Bob Spencer reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder
Reservoir.
---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.  On December 3, Chuck Hundertmark reported family of 5
Tundra Swans on Dodd Reservoir in the afternoon.  Others reported no swans
in the morning.
---On December 4, Jeff Parks reported Pacific Loon and Red-necked Grebe at
Valmont Reservoir Complex.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.  On December 3, Todd Deininger and Jeff Dawson
reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 4, Art Hudak, Tom
Behnfield, and Mark Chavez reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.
---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).
---On December 4, Todd Deininger reported Palm Warbler at First Creek at
DEN open space; 1.2 miles on Buckley Rd in Cottonwoods after the pines.
---On December 4, Dick Schotter reported 9 Tundra Swans at Marston
Reservoir and the swans were also seen by Tom Behnfield, Doug Kibbe,
Mackenzie Goldthwait, Phil Lyon, Art Hudak., and Mark Chavez

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that
20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.

DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.
---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.

EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:
---On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
December 4, Aaron Yappert reported Red-bellied Woodpecker at Chico Basin
Ranch (fee area).
---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.
---On December 4 at Arvada Blunn Reservoir, Lorraine Lanning reported 4 (2
ad, 2 juv) Tundra Swans

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.

MESA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.
---On December 3, Mike Henwood reported 7 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Jerry
Creek Reservoir; 3 m 1 juv on Reservoir #1 and 2f and 1 juv at Reservoir #2.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at
Narraguinnep Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.
If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658 <(719)%20336-9658>(home) or 719-688-7912 <(719)%20688-7912> (cell)
to make
arrangements.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.
---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.
---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:
an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.
Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground
Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).
---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.
---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center
but he has no idea where they landed.
---On December 4 at Valco Ponds, Loch Kilpatrick and Glenn Walbek reported
Mallard (Mexican intergrade, 2 Curve-billed Thrasher, and 2 Rusty
Blackbirds.
---On December 4 at South Marina of Pueblo Reservoir, Glenn Walbek, and
Loch Kilpatrck reported 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 1 Great
Black-backed Gull.


ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 2, JoAnn Riggle reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.  On December 3, Vic Zerbi and Tresa Moulton reported Long-tailed
Ducks and Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Reservoir.  On December 4, Tom
Litteral reported f-types Long-tailed Duck and 75 Barrow's Goldeneyes at
Stagecoach Reservoir.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).
Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.
---On December 3, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Union Reservoir.
---On December 3, Chris Goulart reported 5 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Firestone Gravel pits.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported AMERICAN BLACK DUCK at 34th St
and Poudre Ponds in Greeley.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 6 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st-winter Mew Gull at Seeley
Reservoir.
---On December 4, Steve Mlodinow and Nick Moore reported Surf Scoter at
Windsor Lake.

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South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76
Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146 <(720)%20570-6146>
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Eastern Bluebirds along the Platte River, Douglas County
From: Mary Keithler <mkeithler AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:26:23 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning the group participating in Walk the Wetlands at the Denver Audubon 
Nature Center saw three Eastern Bluebirds on the Douglas County side of the 
Platte River, about 3/4 of a mile north of Waterton Canyon Road. 


Mary Keithler, from unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Subject: Black Duck- Greeley
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:56:58 -0700
Black Duck. Spectacular looks. 34th street Poudre Ponds. Scared off when 
balloon went over. Will continue to look. Thousands of birds 

Steven Mlodinow 
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Subject: Cherry Creek State Park, Dec 3, Rusty Blackbirds, Thayer's and Mew Gull
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:56:34 -0700
All,
I didn't get a chance to post since yesterday afternoon, although I've been 
awake most of the night (kids). Anyway, yesterday afternoon my 4 yr old 
daughter and I relocated 2 rusty blackbirds along the shoreline south of the 
parking lots on the east side boat ramp where they've continued. We didn't walk 
out there, but scoped from the shoreline bluff. The rusty's were on what I'm 
thinking is called Pelican Point. They had no fear of 3 guys with cameras and 
tripods on the point! Very well may have been more rusty's down there but I had 
limited time and kid in tow. 


I never refound the Glaucous gull but there were thousands of birds on the 
water. If it was still around and in view, I'd think I'd see that beast though! 
Anyway, at the marina, thanks to Cheryl Teuton & Dan Brooke for pointing out 
the adult Mew Gull that I'd missed. I think it was hidden from my scanning 
perspective by ring-billed gulls and some equipment on the marina. Thanks! A 
first cycle Thayers was at the marina, at least 1 Lesser black-backed gull 
(Bill K noted there were 2, which was my suspicion but not my focus), and a 
common loon were also seen from the marina. More time scanning without a 
singing and dancing kiddo may have yielded more goodies but a 6 gull species 
stop is nice regardless! 


Maybe the cold (or anticipation) brought waterbirds in. There were impressive 
numbers of gulls and common mergs on the water, which maybe were here a few 
days ago, but Chatfield has been a real desert lately. I'll eventually get some 
photos in my eBird list. 


Good birding,
Scott Somershoe 
Littleton CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 4 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 04:07:26 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:    December 4, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, December 4, sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies2

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

NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.

BRANT (Sedgwick)
Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)
Tundra Swan (*Boulder, El Paso, La Plata, Pueblo)
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)
Surf Scoter (Adams, Arapahoe)
White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, *Bent, Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Bent, Douglas/Jefferson, *Routt)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, Mesa, *Routt, San Miguel)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)
Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)
Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe, *Bent)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)
Glaucous Gull (*Arapahoe)
Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)
Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)
Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Denver, Pueblo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, Sedgwick)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)
White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)
Northern Shrike (Pueblo)
“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)
Lapland Longspur (*Bent, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson)
SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)
Pine Warbler (Prowers)
Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)
Rusty Blackbird (Adams, *Arapahoe)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (*Weld)

*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.
---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:
 On December 3 at Aurora Reservoir, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 White-winged
Scoters and 2 Lesser Black-backed Guls.
3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.
---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and
it continued on November 26.
---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.
---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.  On December 3, Bill Kaempfer, Bez
Bezuidenhout, and Scott Somershoe reported Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek
SP.
---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Glenn Walbek and Bill Kaempfer reported ad Glaucous Gull
at Cherry Creek SP.
---On December 3, Scott Someshoe reported ad Mew Gull at Marina, 1st-cyc
Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull at Cherry Creek SP.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on San
Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.
--On December 3 at Adobe Creek Reservoir, David Dowell reported f-type
Black Scoter, 2 1-st cyc Thayer's Gulls, and 24 Lapland Longspurs.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 3,
Peter Gent and Matt Hofeditz reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.
---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.  On December 3, Chuck Hundertmark reported family of 5
Tundra Swans on Dodd Reservoir in the afternoon.  Others reported no swans
in the morning.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.  On December 3, Todd Deininger and Jeff Dawson
reported Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.
---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that
20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.
---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.

DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.
---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.

EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:
---On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).
---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.
---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.

MESA COUNTY:
---On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at
Narraguinnep Reservoir.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.
If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658(home) or 719-688-7912 (cell) to make
arrangements.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.
---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.
---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:
an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.
Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground
Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires
Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).
---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.
---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center
but he has no idea where they landed.

ROUTT COUNTY:
---On December 2, JoAnn Riggle reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.  On December 3, Vic Zerbi and Tresa Moulton reported Long-tailed
Ducks and Barrow's Goldeneyes at Stagecoach Reservoir.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.
---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).
Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.
---On December 3, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Union Reservoir.
---On December 3, Chris Goulart reported 5 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at
Firestone Gravel pits.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:
Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76
Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.

Good birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Rosy-Finches in Telluride
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:24:24 -0700
Hello Colorado Birders:

The swarm of rosy-finches coming to my feeders continues to increase in
numbers and diversity. On Saturday there were close to 400 birds and I was
finally able to pick out two flavors of Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch and one
Black Rosy-Finch.

Details and images are in my eBird checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32847277

Good birding,
Eric

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Telluride, CO
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Subject: El Paso County
From: "'John D' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:49:10 -0500
CO Birders :

 Prospect Lake had an adult Snow Goose and a juvenile Ross's Goose at midday 
and the Swamp Sparrow continues at Fountain Creek. 




John Drummond
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Cooley Lake bald eagles and Platte River sundries - Arapahoe County
From: modise <modise AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:02:22 -0800 (PST)
Hi all - not rarities, I know, but I saw my FOS bald eagles on the osprey 
platform on the east side of Cooley Lake (just west of Aspen Grove Mall on 
the north side of Mineral) - 2 adults.  The Platte River had over 30 
buffleheads between Mineral and Hampden.  I also saw two hooded mergansers 
just south of Bowles.  The highlight, though, was my FOS northern pintails 
just north of Bowles - two of them and a third just north of Belleview. 
 All in, some nice, early-winter birds!

Bryan Arnold
Jefferson County
5,500'

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Subject: First Creek @ DEN Open Space -- first DFO field trip at new Denver Co. hotspot
From: "Patrick O'Driscoll" <patodrisk AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:46:41 -0700
A dozen DFO members bundled against 16-degree starting temperatures today,
Dec. 3, for our first DFO field trip at 200-acre First Creek at DEN Open
Space, the City/County of Denver's new (summer 2016) open space site.
Despite creeping surface ice and an off-season date for a Plains
cottonwood-and-riparian locale, it was a promising debut: 37 species!
No rarities (except that our TWO northern shrikes earned an eBird flag),
but this late in the fall, everything felt like a highlight:
Eight bald eagles, a dozen red-tailed hawks (and a ferruginous, a northern
harrier and a prairie falcon), a marsh wren and a very cooperative Wilson's
snipe, three Townsend's solitaires, five kinds of sparrows, two great blue
herons, goldfinches and house finches, woodpeckers and kingfishers, scores
of mallards and a couple of thousand flyover Canada and cackling geese,
plus the usual winter flocks of starlings and red-winged blackbirds.

All within shouting distance of the busy Peña Boulevard access road to DIA.
At one point, two adult bald eagles even did car-level flybys along the
shoulder of the southbound lanes.

Count on more DFO field trips to come in this great new close-in hotspot.
Buckley Road, which runs the length of the open space's shared west
boundary with Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR and beyond, is shaping up to be an
excellent winter raptor destination in its own right. Check it out soon.

In fact, consider joining the team that will bird First Creek and
surrounding areas this coming New Year's Day for Audubon's Denver Urban
Christmas Count. For details and contacts, click here:
http://www.denveraudubon.org/event/denver-urban-christmas-bird-count/

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Subject: Adult Glaucous Gull, Cherry Creek Res.
From: Glenn Walbek <gwalbek AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:07:09 -0700
On marina logs

Glenn Walbek
Castle Rock, CO

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Subject: Longmont lakes; three merganser species at Union Res, swans at Dodd
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:59:46 -0700
Four birders joined a Denver Field Ornithologists wild Barrow’s Goldeneye 
hunt yesterday, but settled for a merganser trifecta at Union Reservoir. Among 
the hundreds of distant Common Mergansers, at least three Red-breasted 
Mergansers were zipping back and forth frantically and diving frequently. A 
fourth Red-breasted Merganser graced us with a closer fly-by. The birds were 
best seen from the south shore marina. Access there is hampered by maintenance 
work. Four Hooded Mergansers were closer to the north shore, and best viewed 
from the road there. There were a couple of Common Goldeneyes, but not Barrows. 


The pond at the Jim Hamm Natural Area was frozen as was much of McIntosh. At 
the latter lake, a few Common Goldeneyes were visible in the distance. 


At Lagerman Reservoir, the best birds were raptors with two Ferruginous Hawks 
and two Bald Eagles (likely the local breeding pair) offering distant looks. 


A Dodd Reservoir, a quick stop to search for the recently reported Snow and 
Ross’s Geese yielded a family of Tundra Swans instead. Two adults were 
herding four juveniles among the hundreds of white-cheeked geese. 


Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 3 December 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:19:58 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:    December 1, 2016

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 2, sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies2


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


NOTE:  The RBA is using the new AOU checklist, & the order of families has
changed.


BRANT (Sedgwick)

Trumpeter Swan (Garfield)

Tundra Swan (*Boulder, El Paso, *La Plata, Pueblo)

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)

Surf Scoter ((*Adams, *Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)

Black Scoter (*Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (*Bent, Douglas/Jefferson, *Routt)

Barrow's Goldeneye (*Archuleta, Eagle/Pitkin, *Mesa, San Miguel)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo, Weld)

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo)

Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Denver, Park, Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, Sedgwick)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)

American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)

White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

Curve-billed Thrasher (El Paso)

Lapland Longspur (*Denver, *El Paso, Jefferson)

SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (*Prowers)

Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)

Rusty Blackbird (Adams, *Arapahoe, Jefferson)

EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ADAMS COUNTY:*

---On December 1 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Brian Berry reported
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

---On December 2 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Andrew McGann and Michael
Lanzone reported Surf Scoter.


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.  On
December 2, Aaron Yappert reported 3 Surf Scoters, 1 f Black Scoter, and 3
White-winged Scoter, and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Aurora Reservoir.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and

it continued on November 26.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.

---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.

---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.

---On November 29 at Cherry Creek SP, Cheryl Teuton reported 3 Rusty
Blackbirds on beach in cove in SE corner.  On December 1, Dean Shoup
reported 1 Rusty Blackbirds at Cherry Creek.  On December 2, Loch
Kilpatrick, Mary Keithler, Cynthia Madsen and David Hill reported 5 Rusty
Blackbirds at Cherry Creek SP.

---On December 2, Glenn Walbek, Cynthia Madsen, David Hill, and Brooke
Miller reported ad Mew Gull at Cherry Creek SP.


*ARCHULETA COUNTY:*

*---*On December 2, Byron Greco reported a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes on
San Juan River Walk in Pagosa Springs.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.
On December 2, Duane Nelson reported f Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty.


*BOULDER COUNTY:*

---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.  On December 2, David
Dowell reported Red-necked Grebe at Boulder Reservoir.

---On December 2, Chuck Hundertmark reported a family of 6 Tundra Swans on
Dodd Reservoir.


*DENVER COUNTY:*

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 30, Scott Somershoe and Tina Jones reported Pacific
Loon at Marston Reservoir.  On December 2, Tina Jones reported Pacific Loon
at Marston Reservoir.

---On December 2, Loch Kilpatrick reported 2 Lapland Longspurs at Box Elder
Creek at E 104th Ave (near DIA).


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.


*DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:*

---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.

---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.


*EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:*

*---*On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On December 1, Bill Maynard reported
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Lapland Longspur at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).

---On December 1, Alan Versaw reported Tundra Swan at Big Johnson.


*GARFIELD COUNTY:*

---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.

---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.

---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.


*LA PLATA COUNTY:*

*---*On December 2 at Zink's Pond, Steve Smith, Ryan Volta, and Jason St
Pierre reported Tundra Swan.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*MESA COUNTY:*

*---*On December 2, Mike Henwood reported m Barrow's Goldeneye at Grand
Junction WA.


*MONTEZUMA COUNTY:*

---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at

Narraguinnep Reservoir.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20, 29 & 30 by Janeal.  On December 2, Janeal Thompson,
Dale, and Joel Adams reported Pine Warbler in Lamar.

If you would like to try for the Pine Warbler, please contact Janeal at
719-336-9658 <(719)%20336-9658>(home) or 719-688-7912 <(719)%20688-7912> (cell)
to make

arrangements.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 and 19 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed
Gull at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).

---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.

---On December 1, Brandon Percival reported 1 juv Tundra Swans flying along
the Arkansas River near Pueblo Nature Center

but he has no idea where they landed.


*ROUTT COUNTY:*

---On December 2, JoAnn Riggler reported Long-tailed Ducks at Stagecoach
Reservoir.


*SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:*

---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.


*SEDGWICK COUNTY:*

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.


*WASHINGTON COUNTY:*

On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).

Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.


*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


Annual Barrow's Goldeneye Count to Longmont

Friday, 12/2/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chuck Hundertmark   chunde... AT gmail.com or 303-604-0531

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Jim Hamm Nature Area, Longmont.
From the Denver area, take I-25 north to exit 240. Drive west on Hwy 119
(Ken Pratt Blvd) to County Line Road. Head north on County Line Road and
look for the nature area on the left just past 17th Ave.


First Creek at Denver Open Space

Saturday, 12/3/2016     7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Leader: Patrick O'Driscoll   patodrisk AT gmail.com or 303-837-0864

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First
Creek parking lot is just before Pena on your left (north). Or take I-70
east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and
at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right,
almost immediately, into the First Creek parking lot.

Patrick O'Driscoll will introduce Denver's newest eBird hotspot, the
198-acre “First Creek at DEN Open Space.” Bring water and snacks. Note: At
present there are no restrooms at this location. The closest service
stations are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch) and East 40th (Montbello).
Register online or contact leader.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76

Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.


Good birding,

Joyce Takamine

Boulder

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Subject: Cherry Creek SP and Aurora Res. Birding on 12/3
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:13:17 +0000
At the comfortable hour of 8:45 this morning, I ventured out with John 
Vanderpoel in our effort to try to pad our year lists in Arapahoe County. (By 
the way, John and I joined up only after he had visited Dodd Res. in Boulder 
County and found it frozen over and swanless.) 


We started at Cherry Creek SP, on the east side in hopes of Rusty Blackbird. At 
the east side boat dock, we figured we were in the right place when we saw Tom 
and Debbie Behnfield further down shore with some others. We weren't more than 
10 steps along the way when I started hearing a screechy-squeeky call note that 
certainly was not a Magpie. Sure enough, we soon picked out a single male Rusty 
Blackbird near the top of one of the cottonwood saplings along the shore. Tom 
and Debbie, when they headed out way, reported that all five of the previously 
reported blackbirds had been along the shore earlier. Otherwise at Cherry 
Creek, there were still many American White Pelicans present (last year I had 2 
AWPE in Colorado in December on CBC's, so look for them where there is open 
water this year, too). 


John and I then went to the relatively nearby Aurora Reservoir and paid the 
relatively high $10 entrance fee to start birding at this massively open 
ornithological community (or MOOC as we say in the Ed Business). Since it was 
still morning we walked down the east side from the dam parking area. Almost 
all of the white-cheeked geese present were Cackling (at a ratio of at least 
30-1 vis-à-vis Canada), however there were 8 Snow Geese present as well. Upon 
clearing the first bay on the east side of the reservoir, we did spot three 
White-winged Scoters, presumably the same three as were there a week before. 
Regrettably, the Black Scoter that has been reported here again evaded us. 


We returned to our vehicle to go to the west side were we counted thousands of 
Ring-billed Gulls with respectable numbers of Herring and California mixed in 
as well as a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls. There was also one Common 
Loon still present. 


Then we returned to Cherry Creek SP for a visit to the marina on the west side. 
The middle of the lake held hundreds of Common Mergansers along with the 
Glaucous Gull that Glenn Walbek reported earlier. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder


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Subject: Long-tailed Duck at Lake Hasty, Bent County
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:50:59 -0700
Birders,

The female Long-tailed Duck was seen again today on Lake Hasty (Bent 
County). Some people have missed it, either because it sometimes seeks 
refuge in the wide open spaces of nearby John Martin Reservoir, or 
because it spends so much time under water. Cold nights partially freeze 
Lake Hasty overnight most nights, and this lake may flash-freeze soon.

I usually look for it from the west side of Lake Hasty, in the south 
lake. On your way in, be sure to look for Greater Roadrunners. Up to 
four are in the Hasty Campground, often in grassy areas on the west side 
of the campground.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Subject: Pacific Loon, Marston Reservoir, Denver County
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 02:43:04 +0000
The Pacific Loon, today, and other days before today, has been at Marston 
Reservoir, in Denver County. The bird seems to favor the south end of the lake 
usually. It can be hidden in the coves at the south end of the lake, so 
sometimes patience is needed. Bow Mar Dr, in Littleton, and the west side of 
the lake are good vantage points. 



Happy Birding!

Tina Jones, Littleton, Jefferson County, CO

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Subject: Long-tailed Duck, Lowell Ponds SWA, Adams Co.
From: Dick Schottler <birdschot AT uswest.net>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:31:47 -0700
Bob Canter reports a Long-tailed Duck seen Dwcember 3 at Lowell Ponds 
SWA, Adams County.

Dick Schottler
Golden, Jefferson Co.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 November 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:20:54 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:  November 302016

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, November 29, 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, & the order of families has
changed.


BRANT (Sedgwick)

Trumpeter Swan (*Garfield)

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent, Douglas/Jefferson)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Eagle/Pitkin, San Miguel)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, *Boulder, Pueblo, Weld)

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo)

Thayer's Gull (Arapahoe)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Arapahoe)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Denver, Park, Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (*El Paso, Sedgwick)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Douglas/Jefferson, *Pueblo)

American Three-toed Woodpecker (Jefferson)

White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

Curve-billed Thrasher (*El Paso)

Lapland Longspur (*Jefferson)

SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (Prowers)

Northern Cardinal (Sedgwick)

Rusty Blackbird (Jefferson)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and

it continued on November 26.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.

---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.

---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.


*BOULDER COUNTY:*

---On November 29 at Red-necked Grebe was reported by David Dowell, David
Waltman, and Aaron Yappet at Boulder Reservoir.


*DENVER COUNTY:*

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.  On November 29, David Suddjian reported Pacific Loon at Marston
Reservoir.


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.


*DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:*

---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.

---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.


*EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:*

*---*On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).  On
November 29 Chris Brobin reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and Curve-billed
thrasher at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).


*GARFIELD COUNTY:*

---On November 29, Jo Ann Riggle reported 7 Trumpeter Swans (4 ad, 3 juv)
at east end of Silt Island Park.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.

---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.

---On November 29 at Hine Lake in Robert A easton Regional Park, David
Suddjian heard a fly over Lapland Longspur.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*MONTEZUMA COUNTY:*

---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at

Narraguinnep Reservoir.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20 by Janeal.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 and 19 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed
Gull at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).

---On November 29, Brandon Percival reported juv Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
at Pueblo City Park near the Frisbee Golf Course.



*SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:*

---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.


*SEDGWICK COUNTY:*

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.


*WASHINGTON COUNTY:*

On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).

Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.


*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


Annual Barrow's Goldeneye Count to Longmont

Friday, 12/2/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chuck Hundertmark   chunde... AT gmail.com or 303-604-0531

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Jim Hamm Nature Area, Longmont.
From the Denver area, take I-25 north to exit 240. Drive west on Hwy 119
(Ken Pratt Blvd) to County Line Road. Head north on County Line Road and
look for the nature area on the left just past 17th Ave.


First Creek at Denver Open Space

Saturday, 12/3/2016     7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Leader: Patrick O'Driscoll   patodrisk AT gmail.com or 303-837-0864

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First
Creek parking lot is just before Pena on your left (north). Or take I-70
east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and
at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right,
almost immediately, into the First Creek parking lot.

Patrick O'Driscoll will introduce Denver's newest eBird hotspot, the
198-acre “First Creek at DEN Open Space.” Bring water and snacks. Note: At
present there are no restrooms at this location. The closest service
stations are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch) and East 40th (Montbello).
Register online or contact leader.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76

Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.


Good birding,

Joyce Takamine

Boulder

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Subject: Red-Bellied Woodpecker continuing Chico Basin Ranch (El Paso County)
From: "'Egret' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:23:19 -0800 (PST)


 


I saw the Red-bellied Woodpecker in the woods near the banding station. 
Also reported by Drummond on 2016-11-15.



 


Two Great-horned Owls also at the Banding Station



 



Curve-bill Thrasher



 



Golden eagle (Hanover Road, El Paso County)



 


Scaled Quail


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Subject: Lamar, Prowers County 28-29Nov2016
From: Janeal Thompson <janealthompson AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:21:57 -0700
After being out-of-town since the 23rd, I was pleased to see the adult male
Pine Warbler visiting my peanut feeder yesterday and today.  His visits are
irregular but I have hopes of him over-wintering here.  Other visitors to
the feeder and juniper tree were 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 2 Yellow-rumped
Warblers, 3 White-winged Doves, 1 Downy Woodpecker, 3 Northern Flickers, 8
American Robins, 5 Dark-eyed Juncos, 4 House Finches and 1 House Sparrow.

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO

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Subject: Some great Monday birds
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:32:25 +0000
Cobirders,

Did you know that these birds were reported in Colorado today?

Red-necked Grebe
Gray Catbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Greater White-fronted Goose
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pacific Loon

You can find out about all of them by going to the CFO Website, 
http://cobirds.org/ , going over to the Birding Resources column and dragging 
down and clicking on Reporting Birds. BirdTraxs is back up and with it you can 
now see all of the rare bird reports on eBirds for today and every day. This is 
an easy resource to follow and I use it every day to see what is out there in 
our great, 501 species list state. Because of some technical issues, it dropped 
off for a while, but now it's back. Thank to Cheri Phillips for getting the CFO 
on the issue, and to David Gillilan and the whole CFO crowd for getting it 
fixed. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: eBird: A request for "useful" details in comment fields
From: coloradodipper via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:19:01 -0500
Hi all:

The various Colorado eBird reviewers appreciate comments in species entries. 
However, the comments that are particularly useful are those that indicate how 
a rare species was identified -- and not just hitting the high points, which 
may not rule out most or all other species -- or how a flagged high count of 
birds of a species was obtained (e.g., guess, estimate, counted by 1s -- or 10s 
or 100s, tallied). Including such details in flagged entries makes our work 
load lighter and can eliminate your having to respond with those requested 
details when we send a query to request them. 


For minor rarities, quickly noting how you ruled out the likely ID contenders 
is sufficient -- Great Egret: large white heron, yellow bill, black legs. For 
true rarities, noting just one or two characters will probably not get the job 
done, and you will be queried. Why not save us all some time, and put in a 
useful description at the time, or as soon as possible after getting home and 
dealing with it on your computer rather than your phone. As I and other 
experienced observers do, if you cannot take the time to do this in the field, 
you might simply insert a note that the ID details (or pictures or both) are 
forthcoming. Before writing those details in the comfort of your home, you 
might want to read this article: 


http://coloradobirdrecords.org/Articles/writingbirddescriptions_leukering.pdf

Thanks to all of you that use eBird and, particular thanks to all of you that 
provide details on flagged sightings. The eBird reviewers appreciate such 
muchly. 


Enjoy,

Tony Leukering
Largo, FL

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Subject: Saturday at Chatfield and today at home
From: Robert A. Spencer <bobolink AT indra.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:34:15 -0700
Hi Co Birders! My son took me to Chatfield Saturday from 11AM to 3 PM Sorry for 
delay, I saw 15 birds, Bob saw several more. The best we saw was 

An immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, well seen climbing a tree trunk near the 
car so I could watch it. It was in the picnic ground just west of the Marina. 

While brown all over it had white coverts and very small touches of yellow near 
the edge of the belly. 


Today,Nov 29 I saw 3 female Grosbeaks on the box feeder near the kitchen window 
just couple feet away. I checked Sibley Field guide. 

They had heavy blue gray beaks,and 2 bright buff wing bars so they were first 
winter Blue Grosbeaks. First I have had in my yard ever! 


At 92 I still like birding

Bob Spencer NE of Golden. 

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Subject: Next Raptor Alley Tour [Nunn, Weld]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:46:16 -0800 (PST)
http://coloradobirder.club/m/events/view/Raptor-Alley-Driving-Tour

Hope to see you there!


Thanks

Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Subject: Re: A few Jefferson County birds
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:57:21 -0700
Addendum - a *Pacific Loon* was at Marston Reservoir in Denver Co. I
presume it was the same bird that has been here for a few days. Not very
many birds were at the reservoir.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 4:39 PM, David Suddjian  wrote:

> This morning (11/29) I had an unexpected *Lapland Longspur* fly over as I
> was along the west side of Hine Lake in Robert A. Easton Regional Park. If
> it wasn't for its calls I would have likely missed it completely. A *Ross's
> Goose *was initially at the lake with a large flock of *Cackling Geese*,
> but the flock soon flew out to the east taking the Ross's with it. A *Greater
> White-fronted Goose* continues at Clement Park. Today I saw it on the
> lake, and yesterday I saw it on the grass near the library entrance drive.
> A *White-throated Sparrow* at Harriman Lake Park was the only bird of
> note that I saw there today.
>
> Yesterday there were three *Greater Scaup* at Hine Lake and three at
> Clement Park, and a *Bonaparte's Gull *made a short appearance at Hine
> Lake before moving out to the south.
>
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
>

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Subject: Re: Bird Tracks Gone
From: Cheri Phillips <richph51 AT q.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:41:17 -0800 (PST)
Thank you! Yes this helps! I still miss it on the CFO and DFO Home page 
though.

Cheri Phillips
Centennial, CO

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:48:02 AM UTC-7, Bryan Guarente wrote:
>
> Cheri and other COBirders,
> I think it was just linking to this page essentially: 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35566
>
> That is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert generated by eBird.  It will be 
> different than what is posted to COBirds each morning as that is compiled 
> by hand.  The eBird Colorado Rare Bird Alert is generated by comparing the 
> incoming lists with the expected birds in those areas at those times.  If 
> the bird is either a high count (I think) or a rarity, it gets flagged and 
> placed into this Alert.  
>
> If you want to navigate to another alert (for say another state or 
> county), you can do that here: http://ebird.org/ebird/alerts  From that 
> page, you can enter a country, state, province, or county to get the rare 
> bird alerts list for that area.
>
> Hope that helps you for now.  
>
> Bryan
>
> Bryan Guarente
> Instructional Designer/Meteorologist
> UCAR/The COMET Program
> Boulder, CO
>
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Cheri Phillips  > wrote:
>
>> Hi, What happened to the bird tracks rare bird report on the CFO home 
>> page? All I see now is a box to click to go to ebird. Perhaps it is just 
>> that I'm not familiar enough with ebird to know how to get current rare 
>> bird sightings like one could with the bird tracks report but this seems 
>> like a really poor substitute. Please bring it back! 
>>
>> Cheri Phillips
>> Centennial, CO 
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Subject: Snow Geese in Boulder County
From: Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:25 -0800 (PST)
I was driving south on N73rd last Friday morning and there was an enormous 
flock, perhaps 1000+, of Canadas and Cackling Geese on Dodd's Lake (corner 
of N 73rd and Niwot Road). Right in the middle of the mob were three lovely 
Snow Geese. I looked for them Saturday and Sunday but they weren't there.

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont

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Subject: A few Jefferson County birds
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:39:48 -0700
This morning (11/29) I had an unexpected *Lapland Longspur* fly over as I
was along the west side of Hine Lake in Robert A. Easton Regional Park. If
it wasn't for its calls I would have likely missed it completely. A *Ross's
Goose *was initially at the lake with a large flock of *Cackling Geese*,
but the flock soon flew out to the east taking the Ross's with it. A *Greater
White-fronted Goose* continues at Clement Park. Today I saw it on the lake,
and yesterday I saw it on the grass near the library entrance drive. A
*White-throated
Sparrow* at Harriman Lake Park was the only bird of note that I saw there
today.

Yesterday there were three *Greater Scaup* at Hine Lake and three at
Clement Park, and a *Bonaparte's Gull *made a short appearance at Hine Lake
before moving out to the south.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose [Weld and Larimer]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:46:05 -0800 (PST)
Hi all

There is one Greater White-fronted Goose at Timnath Reservoir/Timnath 
[Larimer] and another one at 35th Ave Gravel Ponds/Greeley [Weld].  There 
are also Ross (at least 1) and Snow Goose (10) at 35th Ave Gravel Ponds and 
a Mute Swan at F St Pond in Greeley.

Thanks

Gary Lefko, Nunn

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Subject: Re: Bird Tracks Gone
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:02:36 -0700
You can also set up your own alerts in ebird  so you can get personalized
notifications about birds you haven't yet seen or birds in certain counties
that are rare, etc.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Bryan Guarente 
wrote:

> Cheri and other COBirders,
> I think it was just linking to this page essentially: http://ebird.org/
> ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35566
>
> That is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert generated by eBird.  It will be
> different than what is posted to COBirds each morning as that is compiled
> by hand.  The eBird Colorado Rare Bird Alert is generated by comparing the
> incoming lists with the expected birds in those areas at those times.  If
> the bird is either a high count (I think) or a rarity, it gets flagged and
> placed into this Alert.
>
> If you want to navigate to another alert (for say another state or
> county), you can do that here: http://ebird.org/ebird/alerts  From that
> page, you can enter a country, state, province, or county to get the rare
> bird alerts list for that area.
>
> Hope that helps you for now.
>
> Bryan
>
> Bryan Guarente
> Instructional Designer/Meteorologist
> UCAR/The COMET Program
> Boulder, CO
>
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Cheri Phillips  wrote:
>
>> Hi, What happened to the bird tracks rare bird report on the CFO home
>> page? All I see now is a box to click to go to ebird. Perhaps it is just
>> that I'm not familiar enough with ebird to know how to get current rare
>> bird sightings like one could with the bird tracks report but this seems
>> like a really poor substitute. Please bring it back!
>>
>> Cheri Phillips
>> Centennial, CO
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Subject: Re: Bird Tracks Gone
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:47:59 -0700
Cheri and other COBirders,
I think it was just linking to this page essentially:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35566

That is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert generated by eBird.  It will be
different than what is posted to COBirds each morning as that is compiled
by hand.  The eBird Colorado Rare Bird Alert is generated by comparing the
incoming lists with the expected birds in those areas at those times.  If
the bird is either a high count (I think) or a rarity, it gets flagged and
placed into this Alert.

If you want to navigate to another alert (for say another state or county),
you can do that here: http://ebird.org/ebird/alerts  From that page, you
can enter a country, state, province, or county to get the rare bird alerts
list for that area.

Hope that helps you for now.

Bryan

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

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Cheri Phillips  wrote:

> Hi, What happened to the bird tracks rare bird report on the CFO home
> page? All I see now is a box to click to go to ebird. Perhaps it is just
> that I'm not familiar enough with ebird to know how to get current rare
> bird sightings like one could with the bird tracks report but this seems
> like a really poor substitute. Please bring it back!
>
> Cheri Phillips
> Centennial, CO
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Subject: Bird Tracks Gone
From: Cheri Phillips <richph51 AT q.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:46:33 -0800 (PST)
Hi, What happened to the bird tracks rare bird report on the CFO home page? 
All I see now is a box to click to go to ebird. Perhaps it is just that I'm 
not familiar enough with ebird to know how to get current rare bird 
sightings like one could with the bird tracks report but this seems like a 
really poor substitute. Please bring it back! 

Cheri Phillips
Centennial, CO 

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Subject: Colorado Rare BIrd Alert, 29 November 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:21:03 -0700
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:  November 29, 2016

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, November 29, 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, & the order of families has
changed.


BRANT (*Sedgwick)

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Washington, Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent, Douglas/Jefferson)

Barrow's Goldeneye (*Eagle/Pitkin, *San Miguel)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld)

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo)

Thayer's Gull (*Arapahoe)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Arapahoe)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, *Denver, Park, Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso, *Sedgwick)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Douglas/Jefferson, Pueblo)

American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Arapahoe)

White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

SNOW BUNTING (Douglas, (Sedgwick)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (Prowers)

Northern Cardinal (*Sedgwick)

Rusty Blackbird (Jefferson)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and

it continued on November 26.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.

---On November 27 at Cooley Lake, David Suddjian reported 1-st cyc Thayer's
Gull, 1-st cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull.

---On November 27 at Stoney Pass, David Suddjuian reported a f American
Three-toed Woodpecker.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.


*DENVER COUNTY:*

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported a Pacific Loon at Marston Reservoir.


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.

---On November 25, Ira Sanders reported American Three-toed Woodpecker W of
Sedalia near Rampart Range Road.


*DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:*

---On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.

---On November 27, Bob Spencer reported Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at
Chatfield Sp in the marina area.


*EAGLE/PITKIN COUNTIES:*

*---*On November 27 Louise Glasser reported 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes on the
Frying Pan River in pond by log cabin near Reudi Reservoir.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*MONTEZUMA COUNTY:*

---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at

Narraguinnep Reservoir.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20 by Janeal.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 and 19 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed
Gull at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).


*SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:*

---On November 27, Coen Dexter reported 43 Barrow's Goldeneye at Miramonte
Reservoir.


*SEDGWICK COUNTY:*

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA
(CR 49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.

---On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported Brant at Jumbo.


*WASHINGTON COUNTY:*

On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).

Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.


*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


Annual Barrow's Goldeneye Count to Longmont

Friday, 12/2/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chuck Hundertmark   chunde... AT gmail.com or 303-604-0531

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Jim Hamm Nature Area, Longmont.
From the Denver area, take I-25 north to exit 240. Drive west on Hwy 119
(Ken Pratt Blvd) to County Line Road. Head north on County Line Road and
look for the nature area on the left just past 17th Ave.


First Creek at Denver Open Space

Saturday, 12/3/2016     7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Leader: Patrick O'Driscoll   patodrisk AT gmail.com or 303-837-0864

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First
Creek parking lot is just before Pena on your left (north). Or take I-70
east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and
at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right,
almost immediately, into the First Creek parking lot.

Patrick O'Driscoll will introduce Denver's newest eBird hotspot, the
198-acre “First Creek at DEN Open Space.” Bring water and snacks. Note: At
present there are no restrooms at this location. The closest service
stations are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch) and East 40th (Montbello).
Register online or contact leader.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76

Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver


jrol... AT gmail.com

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Subject: American 3-toed Woodpecker - Correction to Douglas County
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:25:24 -0700
Birders,
It has been pointed out to me that the location west of Sedalia for the 3
-toed's is in fact, Douglas County and not Jeffco.  I'll try and get that
right next time.

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 28, 2016.
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:16:06 -0700
Compiler:  Joe Roller

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:  November 28, 2016

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 28, 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, & the order of families has
changed.


*American Black Duck *(Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo, Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld))

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Montezuma)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (reported from most large East Slope lakes)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Park, Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Pueblo)

White-eyed Vireo (Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

*Snow Bunting *(Douglas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (Prowers)

Rusty Blackbird (Jefferson)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and

it continued on November 26.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.


*DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:*

On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m) at
Chatfield SP.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).



*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*MONTEZUMA COUNTY:*

---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2 Long-billed Dowitchers at

Narraguinnep Reservoir.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20 by Janeal.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 and 19 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed
Gull at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).


*SEDGWICK COUNTY:*

On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported these goodies at Sand Draw SWA (CR
49, south of CR 16): Saw-whet Owl, resident Greater Prairie-Chicken,
Northern Cardinal and Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a few Snow Buntings.


*WASHINGTON COUNTY:*

On November 27 Steve Mlodinow reported a White-winged Scoter at Prewitt
Reservoir.


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake   (Weld CRs 66 & 33).

Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung up at the sound of a shotgun
blast, though some returned.


*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


Annual Barrow's Goldeneye Count to Longmont

Friday, 12/2/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chuck Hundertmark   chundertmark8 AT gmail.com or 303-604-0531

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Jim Hamm Nature Area, Longmont.
From the Denver area, take I-25 north to exit 240. Drive west on Hwy 119
(Ken Pratt Blvd) to County Line Road. Head north on County Line Road and
look for the nature area on the left just past 17th Ave.


First Creek at Denver Open Space

Saturday, 12/3/2016     7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Leader: Patrick O'Driscoll   patodrisk AT gmail.com or 303-837-0864

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From East Denver take 56th Ave east toward Pena Blvd. First
Creek parking lot is just before Pena on your left (north). Or take I-70
east to Pena Blvd. Drive north to 56th Ave Exit. Turn left at the light and
at the bottom of the off ramp, pass under the highway and turn right,
almost immediately, into the First Creek parking lot.

Patrick O'Driscoll will introduce Denver's newest eBird hotspot, the
198-acre “First Creek at DEN Open Space.” Bring water and snacks. Note: At
present there are no restrooms at this location. The closest service
stations are on Tower Road (Green Valley Ranch) and East 40th (Montbello).
Register online or contact leader.


South Platte River Trail at East 74th Ave and I-76

Sunday, 12/4/2016     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leader: Amy Morton   amylmorton AT yahoo.com or 720-570-6146

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Driving north on I-76, exit at East 74th Ave and turn west over
the freeway. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the road.
Driving south on I-76, exit at East 88th Ave. Drive west to Dahlia and
south on Dahlia to E. 74th Ave. Turn right (west) over the freeway and look
for the parking lot on the south side of the road. Join DFO for an easy,
half-day, 3-mile walk along the South Platte River. Register online or
contact leader.


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver


jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Fwd: American 3-toed Woodpecker - Jeffco
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:52:57 -0700
I'm trying this a 2nd time because it appears it didn't go thru the 1st try
on Friday.
​


Birders,
I had the pleasure of taking a birder from Oregon out today and she managed
4 lifers on her birthday, not least of which was a male Amer 3-toed
Woodpecker at the site west of Sedalia near Rampart Range Rd.
​Thanks to Dan Stringer for telling they were still there.​
Thanks to Mark and Darrin and the others who pointed out the Swamp Sparrow
to us at the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.
A bonus bird was the Snow Bunting.
The 3rd bird of the day was a Pacific Loon at Marston and we finally
managed to get her good looks at a Woodhouse's Scrub Jay at my house.  They
were amazingly absent earlier today.




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Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 27, 2016.
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:28:03 -0700
Compiler:  Joe Roller

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:  November 27, 2016

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, November 27, 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, & the order of families has
changed.


*American Black Duck *(*Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (Arapahoe, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent)

Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Pueblo, Weld))

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Long-billed Dowitcher (*Montezuma)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (Arapahoe, Larimer, Pueblo)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (reported from most large East Slope lakes)

Glaucous-winged Gull (*Pueblo)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Park, *Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Pueblo)

White-eyed Vireo (*Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

Varied Thrush (El Paso)

*Snow Bunting *(Douglas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (Prowers)

Rusty Blackbird (Jefferson, Pueblo)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 26 and

it continued on November 26.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. It was seen again on November 26. There are no previous eBird
records for this species after November 13.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.


*DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:*

On November 26 Joey Kellner reported 5 Long-tailed Ducks (4f, 1m)at
Chatfield SP.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).

---On November 18 Cecile Lee reported a Varied Thrush at Drake Lake,
Mallard Dr., Falcon-Peyton area. It was perched in a dead tree west of the
parking area.

On November 19 Cecile Lee reported the cooperative Varied Thrush on the
south shore of Drake Lake, then in a yard south of the lake.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*MONTEZUMA COUNTY:*

---On November 26 Jason St. Pierre reported 2  Long-billed Dowitchers
at Narraguinnep
Reservoir.


*OTERO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 Darth Aves reported a White-winged Scoter at Holbrook
Reservoir on south side of the lake near the outlet.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20 by Janeal.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

—On November 18 Brandon Percival reported a White-winged Scoter below
Pueblo Reservoir dam between the road bridge and Valco Bridge and a Rusty
Blackbird in the same area along the river walk.

---On November 18 and 19 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed
Gull at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires


Brandon reported that most of these birds were seen again on November 26,
including a newcomer, the rare Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cy).


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake (Weld CRs 74 & 27); take care, as this is a busy road, with dodgy
parking. Steve also reported a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at Neumann
Lake (Weld CRs 66 & 33).

Loch Kilpatrick reported the American Black Duck at Woods Lake at dawn on
November 26.  Minutes later the ducks sprung upAll of the western end of
Pueblo Reservoir is State Wildlife Area, the eastern end is State Park
land. There is a road on the southwest state wildlife land that goes
through canyons as far as the Swallows SWA and beyond. Access this road
about 10 miles west of Pueblo off Hwy 96.  at the sound of a shotgun blast,
though some returned.


*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website.


Annual Barrow's Goldeneye Count to Longmont

Friday, 12/2/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Chuck Hundertmark   chundertmark8 AT gmail.com or 303-604-0531

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Jim Hamm Nature Area, Longmont.
From the Denver area, take I-25 north to exit 240. Drive west on Hwy 119
(Ken Pratt Blvd) to County Line Road. Head north on County Line Road and
look for the nature area on the left just past 17th Ave.


We'll look for Barrow's Goldeneyes as well as other early winter waterfowl
by driving to several area lakes. Bring water, snacks, and scopes; dress
for the weather, including shoes intended for sloshing through mud if the
weather indicates. We’ll end with a stop for lunch and a recap of our
morning at the Crane Hollow Cafe, or another local spot.



Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver


jroller9 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 26, 2016
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:32:41 -0700
Compiler:  Joe Roller

e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org

Date:  November 26, 2016

Howdy, birders! This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, November 26,
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, & the order of families has
changed.


*American Black Duck *(*Weld)

Surf Scoter (Arapahoe)

White-winged Scoter (*Arapahoe, Otero, Park, *Pueblo, *Weld)

Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Pueblo)

Long-tailed Duck (Bent)

Red-necked Grebe (*Arapahoe, *Pueblo)

Greater Roadrunner (Pueblo)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Pueblo)

Mew Gull (*Arapahoe, Larimer, *Pueblo)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (* reported from most, large East Slope lakes)

Glaucous Gull (Arapahoe)

Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)

Red-throated Loon (*Pueblo)

Pacific Loon (Arapahoe, Park, *Pueblo)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (El Paso)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Pueblo)

White-eyed Vireo (*Arapahoe)

Northern Shrike (*Pueblo)

“Stub-tailed Wren” (Pueblo)

Varied Thrush (El Paso)

*Snow Bunting *(*Douglas)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Arapahoe)

Palm Warbler (Larimer)

Pine Warbler (Prowers)

Rusty Blackbird (Jefferson, Pueblo)


*****For directions to unfamiliar locations (e.g. "Lower Latham"), please
refer to CFO's Colorado County Birding site:  www.coloradocountybirding.org


*ARAPAHOE COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Bob Shade reported a Black Scoter and 3 Surf Scoters at
Aurora Reservoir. Also on November 23 David Dowell reported 3 White-winged
Scoters, a Pacific Loon, a Red-necked Grebe and a Glaucous Gull there.

---On November 25, Bill Kaempfer reported these birds at Aurora Reservoir:

3 White-winged Scoters, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Mew Gull (1st cy.) among
other gulls.

---On November 24 Lock Kilpatrick reported a continuing Chestnut-sided
Warbler in Littleton. The location is on S. Platte Canyon road (south of
the intersection with Bowles), where there is an 8 car parking lot near a
bike path. Walk south on that path towards some big willows. There is a
small spur path that goes into the neighborhood. Look for the warbler in
big willows over a wooden fence from public property. Kara Carragher saw it
there on Nov 25.

---On November 25 Ben Sampson reported a White-eyed Vireo (late) at South
Platte Park. It was on the east side of the Mary Carter Greenway trail
about 70 feet beyond its junction with the trail that leads to Bufflehead
Lake and was also seen adjacent to Weber Rest Area near the north side of
Redtail Lake. There are no eBird records for this species after November 13.


*BENT COUNTY:*

On November 23 Duane Nelson reported a Long-tailed Duck (f) at Lake Hasty.


*DOUGLAS COUNTY:*

---On November 23 Alec Hopping reported a Snow Bunting in the model
airplane field parking lot at Chatfield SP. Joey Kellner reported the Snow
Bunting from the same location on November 24, and Dale Adams reported that

20 birders saw it there on the morning of November 25, and m.ob. saw it in
the afternoon.


*EL PASO COUNTY:*

---On November 19 Aaron Driscoll reported a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the
wooded area near the banding station at Chico Basin Ranch (fee).

---On November 18 Cecile Lee reported a Varied Thrush at Drake Lake,
Mallard Dr., Falcon-Peyton area. It was perched in a dead tree west of the
parking area.

On November 19 Cecile Lee reported the cooperative Varied Thrush on the
south shore of Drake Lake, then in a yard south of the lake.


*JEFFERSON COUNTY:*

---On November 21 Frank Farrell reported a Rusty Blackbird at Harriman
Reservoir, but it was not found on November 25.


*LARIMER COUNTY:*

---On November 19 at dusk Nick Komar reported a Mew Gull (1st cy.) along
the north shore of Lake Loveland with a squabble of gulls.

---On November 20 Renee Casias reported a Palm Warbler at the River’s Edge
Natural Area in Loveland.


*OTERO COUNTY:*

---On November 18 Darth Aves reported a White-winged Scoter at Holbrook
Reservoir on south side of the lake near the outlet.


*PARK COUNTY:*

---On November 21 David Suddjian reported these species at Spinney Mountain
Reservoir: a Pacific Loon, a female type White-winged Scoter, 4 Common
Loons, and 14 Bonaparte's Gulls among other species.



*PROWERS COUNTY:*

---On November 11 An adult male Pine Warbler visited the various seed
feeders in Janeal Thompson’s yard. The bird was also observed eating
insects. The Pine Warbler was seen by David Leatherman on November 16 then
on November 19 & 20 by Janeal.


*PUEBLO COUNTY:*

—On November 18 Brandon Percival reported a White-winged Scoter below
Pueblo Reservoir dam between the road bridge and Valco Bridge and a Rusty
Blackbird in the same area along the river walk.

---On November 18 Brandon Percival reported a Great Black-backed Gull at
Pueblo Reservoir.  On November 19 mid-morning, Brandon Percival reported
the Great Black-backed gull standing on the tires at the south shore marina
at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 Percival reported a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, seen
near West Fishing Road and in the SWA.  Common Loons have been common
there. The Pacific Loon was seen again in the SWA.

---On November 16 Brandon Percival reports a Red-necked Grebe, first seen
on November 3 continuing off the sail boat launch area at Pueblo Reservoir.

---On November 20 a DFO field trip led by Ira and Tammy Sanders saw all of
the gull and loon species at Pueblo Reservoir , as well as 2 Greater
Roadrunners on the west side of the third Valco Pond, a juvenile
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the NE part of Pueblo City Park and an adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roselawn Cemetery near the small lake.

---On November 21 Brandon Percival reported a “Stub-tailed” Wren along the
Arkansas River between Pueblo City Park and Dutch Clark Stadium. The
closest parking lot is Reservoir Drive east of Pueblo City Park. Walk along
the paved trail east from there for the Wren, which is not clearly either
Winter or Pacific Wren.

---On November 22 Brandon Percival reported a Black Scoter
(female/immature), a Pacific Loon and 3 Common Loons between SWA and West
Fishing Road at Pueblo Reservoir. No kittiwakes were seen.

---On November 25 Brandon Percival reported these species at Pueblo
Reservoir:

an adult Mew Gull and a Pacific Loon west of West Fishing Rd.

Northern Shrike - 1 adult in Juniper Breaks Campground

Red-throated Loon - 2 off Sailboard launching area

Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sailboard launching area

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires

Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult at South Shore Marina tires


*WELD COUNTY:*

---On November 20 Jack Bushong reported a Red-necked Grebe, 5 species of
geese and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Union Reservoir.

---On November 25 Steve Mlodinow reported an American Black Duck at Woods
Lake and a White-winged Scoter (adult male) at nearby Neumann Lake.



*Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips:*

Sign up on line for field trips at DFO’s Website:


*Cherry Creek State Park*

*Saturday*, 11/26/2016     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leader: Mary Cay Burger   mcburger3 AT juno.com or 720-940-8394

Co-leader: Bob Righter, author and historian

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Directions

Meet at the west marina parking lot. State Parks pass or day pass required.

We’ll look for gulls, waterfowl, and a variety of birds. Habitats include
deep water, marshlands, mixed grasses, and cottonwoods. We will carpool to
the various stops and walk 1-2 miles. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, and
sunscreen. Scopes are useful. Register online or contact leader.


Good birding,

Joe Roller, Denver


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Subject: Re: 50 Sandhill Cranes @ 1:30, N. Boulder
From: Laurie Beth Zuckerman <lauriebethzuckerman AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:52:07 -0800 (PST)
I also saw the 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my house in Old Town Fort 
Collins this morning between 10:30 and 10:45.

Laurie Zuckerman
526 East Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

On Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2:54:36 PM UTC-7, Richard Pautsch wrote:
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> A flock of 50 Sandhill Cranes was flying south (and relatively low) above 
> north Broadway in Boulder at 1:30 this afternoon Nov. 25.
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Subject: Re: SNOW BUNTING--Chatfield SP (Jefferson)
From: Janeal Thompson <prairiestarflower AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:39:22 -0800 (PST)
Was able tp see the SNBU this afternoon 25Nov2016.  Thank you for posting 
this bird allowing others the opportunity to see it.  

Janeal Thompson
Lamar, CO 

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12:08:52 PM UTC-7, Alec Hopping wrote:
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> Looking at it now- friendly, exposed and alone at the model airplane field 
> parking lot. Metro listers-now is a nice chance to see this often very 
> tricky CO species. Clean photos taken; will upload later.
>
> Best,
> Alec Hopping
> Littleton CO
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Subject: Five LONG-TAILED DUCKS Chatfield (Douglas/Jefferson)
From: Joey <vireo1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:14:11 -0700
One male, 4 female seen from Lakeview parking lot (campground area) or Heronry 
Overlook) 

Joey Kellner
Littleton,  Colorado

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Subject: Fwd: Snow bunting present Douglas County
From: Marie Hoerner <mesozoic.cephalopod AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:15:06 -0700
Thanks to everyone for the updates.  The bunting was still eating seeds in
the parking lot until after the sun had dipped behind the mountains, at
which point I had to get going.  It was a lifer for me!

Marie Hoerner
Douglas County, CO

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> Snow Bunting being seen in model airport parking lot by mob
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Subject: American black duck comma Woods Lake Kama Weld County
From: "'loch kilpatrick' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:50:18 +0000 (UTC)
I was able to reserve the bird first light this morning , this is not easy 
access to this Lake the only viewing spot is on the North End so be careful 
coming out here and looking for this bird.Loch Kilpatrick, Parker Colorado 


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Subject: White-eyed Vireo - South Platte Park (Arapahoe County)
From: Ben Sampson <benrmnp AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:26:52 -0800 (PST)
Hi Colorado Birders.

From 3:30 to 5:00 PM today I visited South Platte Park. This was after 
dipping on the nearby Chestnut-sided Warbler, as well as Chatfield's Snow 
Bunting. I was wanting to see something good. Anyway, along the Mary Carter 
Greenway Trail, about 70 - ish feet after it intersects with the trail to 
Bufflehead Lake, I found a WHITE-EYED VIREO. It was in a willow along the 
river. It did not associate with any other birds. It moved a few bushes 
down. I lost it for a couple minutes, then found it about 20 feet up the 
river. It flew away, a few minutes later I refound it at its original 
location. My ebird report has another photo of the bird, along with a more 
in depth description of its location. Here is my ebird report: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32718677

I apoligize that this photo is not great, but it is the best I have.


 

Ben Sampson
Centennial, Colorado

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Subject: Woods Lake
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:36:20 -0700
Greetings All
Note that, for the first time since I've been here (2011) there is a hunters 
blind at the nw corner of the lake: perhaps the source of the gunshots and 
probably why the ducks are all at the east end 

Steve Mlodinow 
Longmont 

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Subject: Pueblo birds on 11/26
From: Brandon Percival <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:27:47 -0700
Still a bunch of interesting birds around Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo
County today (26 November 2016), here is what I know of, that was
seen:

Glaucous-winged Gull - 1 first year bird
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 adult, 1 2nd or 3rd year bird
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult
Red-throated Loon - 2
Pacific Loon - 1
Common Loon - 6
American White Pelican - 8 (flock of 7, plus 1 other)
Bonaparte's Gull - 40+
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Merlin - 1
Least Sandpiper - 4
Double-crested Cormorant - 4

Good birding,
-- 
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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