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Mexican Sheartail,©Sophie Webb

25 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
24 Jun Stub-tailed Wren, Boulder County, Calypso Cascades ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
24 Jun Birding By Ear Program - TOMORROW 6-25-16 [Alison Kondler ]
24 Jun Black-and-white Warbler, Montrose Co. ["'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds" ]
24 Jun Birding by Ear Program TOMORROW 6-25-16 [Alison Kondler ]
24 Jun Birding By Ear Presentation TOMORROW 6-25-16. [Alison Kondler ]
24 Jun Dickcissel [Wellington SWA, Wellington, Larimer] ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
24 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
23 Jun Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer) on 23June2016 [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
23 Jun Red Crossbills - Mesa County [Mike Henwood ]
23 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
22 Jun Western Gull Still in San Luis Valley BUT..... []
22 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
21 Jun Nighthawk [Gary Brower ]
21 Jun Re: CFO Big Night, June 18-19, 2016: Boulder County [Ted Floyd ]
21 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
20 Jun CFO Big Night, June 18-19, 2016: Boulder County [Ted Floyd ]
20 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 20 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
19 Jun Little Blue Heron - Andrick Ponds SWA - Morgan Co [Ira Sanders ]
19 Jun Routt country bird report [ROBERT RIGHTER ]
19 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
18 Jun Black Phoebe? ["'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds" ]
18 Jun Bell's Vireo, Valco Ponds Pueblo [Christy P ]
18 Jun Western gull at Prewitt Reservoir ["'lochlaren' via Colorado Birds" ]
18 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 June 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
17 Jun Winnowing Wilson's, Ken Caryl JeffCo [David Suddjian ]
17 Jun Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Jefferson County []
17 Jun Free bird walks in Littleton tomorrow [Chip Clouse ]
17 Jun A gentle rain in Fort Collins (Larimer) [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
17 Jun Re: Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin? [Jeff Parks ]
17 Jun Baird's Sparrow in Northern Colorado []
17 Jun Western Gull Prewitt ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
17 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
17 Jun CFO Field Trip to NW Colorado [William H Kaempfer ]
16 Jun Re: Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin? ["Jim Nelson" ]
16 Jun one of world's greatest mysteries solved [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
16 Jun Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin? [Joey Kellner ]
16 Jun Bird ID question - Purple Martin? [Jeff Parks ]
16 Jun NW Colorado, Part 3, Routt County []
16 Jun Re: NW Colorado Part 2, North West Moffat County []
16 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
15 Jun Bufflehead [Jack Bushong ]
15 Jun Barr Lake, Adams Co. ["'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds" ]
15 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
14 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 June 2916 [Joyce Takamine ]
13 Jun NW Colorado Part 2, North West Moffat County []
12 Jun No Subject [Betsy R ]
13 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
12 Jun Evening Grosbeaks - Chaffee CO - North Fork Reservoir [Ira Sanders ]
12 Jun Eastern Meadowlark - Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) [Kathy and Jeff Dunning ]
12 Jun NW CO Part 1; Jackson County and a bit of Larimer County []
10 Jun Eastern Screech Owl at Van Bibber [John Haycraft ]
11 Jun Jefferson County, RED CROSSBILL and other species at Genesee Mountain Park []
12 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
11 Jun Re: El Paso Co. varia ["Aaron D." ]
11 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
10 Jun San Luis Valley, May 29-June 5 [Ted Floyd ]
10 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
9 Jun Today’s (June 9) Google Doodle []
9 Jun El Paso Co. varia [Glenn Walbek ]
9 Jun An Adventure in SE Colorado - Thank you Heather Morris! [Susan Wise ]
9 Jun Broad-winged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-eyed Vireo, and others [Jack Bushong ]
9 Jun Field Sparrow - Manitou Lake, Teller County ["Jeff J Jones" ]
9 Jun Phoebe Snetsinger [Joey Kellner ]
9 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
8 Jun Scarlet Tanagers in Colorado 6/5 -6/6 [Joyce Takamine ]
8 Jun Red-eyed vireo South Mesa Trailhead ["'William Fink' via Colorado Birds" ]
8 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
7 Jun Black and white warbler, Castlewood Canyon [Marie Hoerner ]
7 Jun Red-eyed Vireo, S Mesa Trail, Boulder []
7 Jun Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 June 2016 [Joyce Takamine ]
6 Jun Eastern Towhee @ Tamarack SWA (Logan County) [Tom Behnfield ]
6 Jun Summit County Birds [Jack Bushong ]
6 Jun Re: Can Cormorants Help Control Great Lakes Invaders? [Matthew Baker ]
2 Jun Re: Bobolink , Dickcissel , Fountain , El Paso County ["'Night Crawler' via Colorado Birds" ]
6 Jun Can Cormorants Help Control Great Lakes Invaders? [Betsy R ]

Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 04:08:02 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 25, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 25, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (Morgan)
Green Heron  (Delta, Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Kit Carson)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, Washington, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Grand, Larimer, Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, *Eagle, Mesa, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Pacific/Winter Wren (*Boulder)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Montrose)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa, Montezuma)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Arapahoe,
Boulder,  El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Kit Carson, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing stub-tailed wren (Winter/Pacific) was reported by
Steve Mlodinow in Wild Basin of Rocky Mt NP just N of bride that leads away
from Calypso Cascade towards Ouzel Falls.
---On June 18 a Bobolink was reported by Pratyaydipta Rudra off Cherryvale
in Boulder.
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June 23, 2 Green Herons were reported by Coen Dexter at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir, S of causeway where willow extend into the reservoir.
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EAGLE COUNTY:
---On June 24 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by JoAnn Riggle at
Gypsum Ponds.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain NP.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On June 20, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
CR CC Feedlot.
---On June 20, 3 Baltimore Orioles were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Flager Reservoir SWA.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Northern Parula was reported by David Wade at Gateway NA
near en
try pay station along the river
---On June 20 a m American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Rowe
at Rocky Mountain NP.  It was about a tenth of a mile uptrail to Bierstadt
Lake fro trail around Bear Lake.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 21 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Nick Korte
on S Mamm Peak which is S of Rifle.
---On June 21 Purple Martins were reported by Nick Korte on Brush Creek
Road.
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn Riggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road Area Caleb Fromme reported juv
Lucy's Warbler, 2 Gray Flycatchers, and 3 Bewick's Wrens.
---On June 21 a Grace's Warbler was reported by Caleb Fromme on Echo Basin
Road-- Upper Loop.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 22 a singing m Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Bob
Andrews in Black Canyon of Gunnison NP on the Warner Point trail at
signpost #11
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.  On June 20, Tim Ryan reported WESTERN
GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Stub-tailed Wren, Boulder County, Calypso Cascades
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:15:45 -0400
Greetings


Today, at about 9 am, I heard a Winter/Pacific Wren sing several times in the 
Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park, not far from Allenspark. I 
heard the bird just north of the bridge that leads away from Calypso Cascades 
towards Ouzel Falls. 



I hope someone can nail this wee guy down
Steve Mlodinow
Longmont CO

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Subject: Birding By Ear Program - TOMORROW 6-25-16
From: Alison Kondler <birdmimic AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:08:58 -0700 (PDT)
 

You can still sign up for this class which is taking place tomorrow 
morning! Registration deadline midnight tonight. The presentation is newly 
revamped with video and new concepts!


*Majestic View Nature Center*

7030 Garrison St.

Arvada, Colorado 80004


*Saturday, June 25th, 2016*

*8:30am*

Join Alison Kondler, naturalist, comedienne, and ASGD Master Birder for 
this unique mnemonic driven birding by ear program which is educational and 
very entertaining! Whether you are new to birdsong identification or an 
expert who needs fine-tuning, you'll be sure to gain valuable knowledge 
from this class. Enjoy the presentation indoors, then head outside to 
listen for singing birds on an easy guided walk. Bring binoculars, water, 
and snacks. Parents, remember to enroll all family members who will be at 
the program, not just the kids. Note: Cost is $8.00 which goes back into 
the center's education programs.


*Click here to register*



https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNatureCenter#/selectSessions/1376901 



Alison Kondler
Jefferson County

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Subject: Black-and-white Warbler, Montrose Co.
From: "'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:06:21 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all,
On June 22, there was a singing male Black-and-white Warbler at Black Canyon of 
the Gunnison National Park, Montrose Co. The bird was seen along the Warner 
Point trail, at signpost #11. It was observed in pinyon pines. The 
superficially similar Black-throated Gray Warbler is the expected warbler in 
this habitat and time of year. The Black-and-white was distinguished by a white 
central crown stripe, white eye-ring, lack of a yellow lore spot, dark ear 
patch continuous with the back, black and white striped back, white stripe on 
the tertials, large elongated black spots on the under tail coverts, the high, 
thin song, and the nuthatch-like habit of creeping along the trunk and large 
branches of trees.   

Bob AndrewsYekepa, Liberia, West Africa (temporarily in Centennial, CO)

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Subject: Birding by Ear Program TOMORROW 6-25-16
From: Alison Kondler <birdmimic AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:03:12 -0700 (PDT)
You can still sign up for this class which is taking place tomorrow 
Saturday 6-25-16! The presentation has been completely revamped with video 
and new concepts!

Join Alison Kondler, naturalist, comedienne, and ASGD Master Birder for 
this unique mnemonic driven birding by ear program which is educational and 
very entertaining! Whether you are new to birdsong identification or an 
expert who needs fine-tuning, you'll be sure to gain valuable knowledge 
from this class. Enjoy the presentation indoors, then head outside to 
listen for singing birds on an easy guided walk. Bring binoculars, water, 
and snacks. Parents, remember to enroll all family members who will be at 
the program, not just the kids. Note: Cost is $8.00 which goes back into 
the center's education programs.


Alison Kondler
Jefferson County

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Subject: Birding By Ear Presentation TOMORROW 6-25-16.
From: Alison Kondler <birdmimic AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:01:10 -0700 (PDT)
You can still sign up for this class that is taking place tomorrow Saturday 
6-24-16! The presentation has been completely revamped with video and new 
concepts!


Join Alison Kondler, naturalist, comedienne, and ASGD Master Birder for 
this unique mnemonic driven birding by ear program which is educational and 
very entertaining! Whether you are new to birdsong identification or an 
expert who needs fine-tuning, you'll be sure to gain valuable knowledge 
from this class. Enjoy the presentation indoors, then head outside to 
listen for singing birds on an easy guided walk. Bring binoculars, water, 
and snacks. Parents, remember to enroll all family members who will be at 
the program, not just the kids. Note: Cost is $8.00 which goes back into 
the center's education programs.


Alison Kondler

Jefferson County

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Subject: Dickcissel [Wellington SWA, Wellington, Larimer]
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:16:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

This morning looked and listened for birds from Larimer CR 64 aka Nunn Road 
aka Weld CR 100 to Larimer CR 3.

   - One Dickcissel singing
   - Two Mule Deer
   - Two Skunks eating snake (Garter I think)
   
Completed my Nunn Breeding Bird Survey Route recently--5 new species added 
to list--new species streak still ongoing!

   - Swift Fox along Weld CR 108 got photo, video
   - Two Badgers along Weld CR 37 north of Weld CR 114 near USDA building 
   (one seen here on recent Denver Audubon trip to CPER)

Owlets at Weld CR 33 colony not above ground just yet--met Greeley and 
Loveland birders out looking for owls, too.


Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.ning.com/

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


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:05:23 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 24, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 24, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (Morgan)
Green Heron (*Delta, Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Kit Carson)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, Washington, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Grand, Larimer, *Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (*Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Bewick's Wren (*Montezuma)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Lucy's Warbler (*Montezuma)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa, Montezuma)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Arapahoe,
Boulder,  El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Kit Carson, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Bobolink was reported by Pratyaydipta Rudra off Cherryvale
in Boulder.
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June 23, 2 Green Herons were reported by Coen Dexter at Fruitgrowers
Reservoir, S of causeway where willow extend into the reservoir.
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain NP.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On June 20, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
CR CC Feedlot.
---On June 20, 3 Baltimore Orioles were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Flager Reservoir SWA.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Northern Parula was reported by David Wade at Gateway NA
near en
try pay station along the river
---On June 20 a m American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Rowe
at Rocky Mountain NP.  It was about a tenth of a mile uptrail to Bierstadt
Lake fro trail around Bear Lake.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 21 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Nick Korte
on S Mamm Peak which is S of Rifle.
---On June 21 Purple Martins were reported by Nick Korte on Brush Creek
Road.
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn Riggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 22 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G Road Area Caleb Fromme reported juv
Lucy's Warbler, 2 Gray Flycatchers, and 3 Bewick's Wrens.
---On June 21 a Grace's Warbler was reported by Caleb Fromme on Echo Basin
Road-- Upper Loop.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.  On June 20, Tim Ryan reported WESTERN
GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins (Larimer) on 23June2016
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:30:27 -0600
There are currently 5 active Broad-tailed Hummingbird nests at Grandview 
Cemetery in Fort Collins. Two are in Austrian Pine, two are in Colorado Blue 
Spruce, and one is in a Douglas-fir. I saw two youngsters in each of these 
today, 4 of of the 5 involved females, and heard one male. That's 15 individual 
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds that should trip a filter in eBird but probably 
won't. Seems like that only happens when it shouldn't. I digress. 


The cemetery is about 40 acres. I know of 5 nests and suspect at least 2-3 
more. Over the last few summers my guess has been that around 10 nests occur in 
the cemetery and the first block of homes to the east that I include in my 
normal walkabout. The term "colonial" has been applied to the nesting habits of 
BtHummers and I think Grandview fits the definition. For example, two of the 
nests I am currently aware of are in pines adjacent to one another, with the 
trunks being maybe 15 yards apart. Two nests last summer in the southeast 
corner of the cemetery were almost this close together. 


I have seen two behaviors with the hummers I don't really understand and that 
are not at all explained by the BNA account for this species. I am beginning to 
regard this BNA account as lacking in a lot of areas, if only because it was 
based on observational data mostly from the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in 
Gothic, CO at an elevation of 8900 feet ASL. 


1) On 6/22 I saw what appeared to be a female (no dark gorget) doing the big U 
or J-shaped courtship dives above an open-grown honeysuckle bush where 
presumably another hummer was watching. Pyle's ID Guide to NA Birds says young 
male hummers should have a rosy gorget by April, so I do not think this was a 
young male bird doing the dives. No mention in BNA of females doing the dives 
unless I was misinterpreting some sort of agonistic behavior toward an unseen 
threat (snake?) hiding in the bush. 


2) Today I watched a female conduct a feeding of two young in her nest. As soon 
as this was complete, she appeared to fly down within 10 yards of the nest to a 
patch of small-flowered thistles going to seed along the ditch. I say 
"appeared" because there is a slight chance a second female was present, but I 
don't think so. Hovering among the thistles, the bird grabbed a big wad of 
"fluff" and flew directly southwest toward a small group of big spruce trees. 
She flew back to the thistles and repeated the fluff run three times. It looked 
like she was building a nest across the way, while also carrying out duties at 
a nest with two offspring. BNA states double-brooding has not been documented 
for BtHummingbird. Sheri Williamson states in her Peterson guide, "Typically 1 
brood per year in central Rocky Mountains but probably 2 broods in warmer 
areas." It was 101 degrees in Fort Collins day before yesterday. Obviously, 
nothing is mentioned about whether a second nest is started while the first one 
is on-going. There is no mention of this species building dummy nests, although 
over the years I have seen a few beautiful, fresh nests that for whatever 
reason never got used. 


Of the 30 or so BtHummer nests I've seen at Grandview, until this year, only 
one was built atop live needles. Typically a nest is built on a bare section of 
downward-angled branch, with the nest being attached to needleless wood. The 
one exception to this was in an area subjected to increased irrigation due to 
an attempt by the cemetery crew to establish grass under the dense shade of a 
wall-to-wall spruce clump. The female not only chose to protect her nest with a 
live bough overhead (as almost every hummer nest does) but blocked a direct hit 
from the sprinklers shooting up from below by building atop the live bough. 
Smart and effective. I suspect the second live-bough nest found this year is by 
the same female, as it is within 10 yards of last year's live-bough nest, only 
this year's work of art is considerably higher above the ground (15 feet this 
year vs 5 last year). 


No Pine Siskins detected for the last couple weeks. It appears they raised one 
brood at Grandview and headed to the mountains for Brood #2. 


Red-breasted Nuthatches are making food runs to their second brood in a cavity 
in silver maple. As is customary for this species, the rim of the cavity is 
plastered with copious conifer pitch, presumably to discourage nest predators 
like squirrels, jays and grackles. 


One forlorn Chipping Sparrow has been singing the last few visits but appears 
to be running out of time and steam in his quest for a 2016 mate. No Chipping 
Sparrow breeding at Grandview this year, unlike the last few. 


No Western Wood-Pewees, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, or crossbills either this 
summer, as can be the case on occasion. 


The Bushtit nest across the street from the cemetery entrance apparently had a 
tragic ending at the paws of a squirrel or talons of an accipiter. Something 
ripped it apart. One Bushtit was heard about a block away from the nest site 
today at a yard with heavy vegetation and feeders (aka Bushtit Trauma Rehab 
Center). 


Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Red Crossbills - Mesa County
From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:29:14 -0600
Kathleen McGinley and I spent this morning around Fruita Reservoir #1 in
the Grand Mesa National Forest on Pinyon Mesa south of Glade Park in Mesa
County.  Highlights included:
Singing Fox Sparrow and 100+ Red Crossbills.

The Red Crossbills (Lodgepole Pine or Type 5) included both adult male &
females plus a good number of recent fledglings.  It appeared that the
youngsters were doing most of the work on the cones (Engelmann Spruce),
while the adults acted as sentinels.  The flock called incessantly and I
was able to get a decent recording with my i-Phone, which is included in my
e-Bird report.

Mike Henwood
Grand Junction
Mesa County

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:30:20 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 23, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 23, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (Morgan)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Kit Carson)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, Washington, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Grand, Larimer, *Mesa)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (Larimer)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa, Montezuma)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Arapahoe,
Boulder,  El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Kit Carson, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Bobolink was reported by Pratyaydipta Rudra off Cherryvale
in Boulder.
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain NP.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On June 20, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
CR CC Feedlot.
---On June 20, 3 Baltimore Orioles were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Flager Reservoir SWA.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Northern Parula was reported by David Wade at Gateway NA
near en
try pay station along the river
---On June 20 a m American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Rowe
at Rocky Mountain NP.  It was about a tenth of a mile uptrail to Bierstadt
Lake fro trail around Bear Lake.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 21 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Nick Korte
on S Mamm Peak which is S of Rifle.
---On June 21 Purple Martins were reported by Nick Korte on Brush Creek
Road.
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Grace's Warbler was reported by Calbe Fromme on Echo Basin
Road-- Upper Loop.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.  On June 20, Tim Ryan reported WESTERN
GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder
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Subject: Western Gull Still in San Luis Valley BUT.....
From: mvjohnski AT gmail.com
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:58:50 -0700 (PDT)
My wife Lisa was doing her bird surveys at Blanca Wetlands (Alamosa 
County) and happened upon the adult Western Gull, first reported by Floyd 
and Sibley. I know some of you chased that bird but it disappeared quickly 
from Smith Reservoir. Anyway, the bird is still around BUT it is in the 
Blanca Wetlands area, which is closed until July 16th to accommodate 
nesting species. I do think it is important to see what this bird does and 
if it sticks around until after opening, we will keep you appraised of its 
status as the season progresses. 

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, Colorado

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:55:27 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 22, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 2w, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (Morgan)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Kit Carson)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, Washington, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Grand, Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Northern Parula (*Larimer)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa, *Montezuma)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Arapahoe, *Boulder,  El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Kit Carson, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Bobolink was reported by Pratyaydipta Rudra off Cherryvale
in Boulder.
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain NP.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On June 20, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
CR CC Feedlot.
---On June 20, 3 Baltimore Orioles were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Flager Reservoir SWA.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Northern Parula was reported by David Wade at Gateway NA
near en
try pay station along the river
---On June 20 a m American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Rowe
at Rocky Mountain NP.  It was about a tenth of a mile uptrail to Bierstadt
Lake fro trail around Bear Lake.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 21 a Grace's Warbler was reported by Calbe Fromme on Echo Basin
Road-- Upper Loop.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.  On June 20, Tim Ryan reported WESTERN
GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Nighthawk
From: Gary Brower <grb4914 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:23:22 -0600
Birders,

I was out with my son this evening about 7pm (doing a bit of geocaching, which 
meant no binoculars). We were in the Village Green Park, across from Cherry 
Creek State Park, and I’m pretty sure I saw a lone Common Nighthawk. It had 
the shape, flight pattern, etc., but it was flying against a gray sky (and 
again, I didn’t have any binocs). 


Does that sound about right? Or are there other birds with that sort of shape 
that we be hunting in the sky at “dusk”? 


Thanks!

Gary Brower
Englewood, CO

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Subject: Re: CFO Big Night, June 18-19, 2016: Boulder County
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:42:54 -0700 (PDT)
Hey, everybody. Here's a recap posted to The ABA Blog:

http://blog.aba.org/2016/06/the-big-night-take-2.html

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County



On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:12:56 PM UTC-6, Ted Floyd wrote:
>
> Hi, everybody. Well, I've recovered, sort of, from CFO's 2nd annual Big 
> Night. From sunset Saturday, June 18 at 8:33 pm till sunrise Sunday, June 
> 19 at 5:33, a dozen of us birded east to west in Boulder County, recording 
> 70 species in the process. No tapes, no lights, and, so far as I am aware, 
> no illegal stimulants... :-)
>
> Here's our bird list in chronological order: American Avocet, 8:33; 
> Killdeer, 8:33; Red-tailed Hawk, 8:33; American White Pelican, 8:33; 
> Red-winged Blackbird, 8:33; Blue Jay, 8:33; Canada Goose, 8:33; Spotted 
> Sandpiper, 8:33; Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 8:33; Mallard, 8:33; Yellow 
> Warbler, 8:34; Common Grackle, 8:34; Say's Phoebe, 8:34; Tree Swallow, 
> 8:35; Great Blue Heron, 8:35; Bank Swallow, 8:36; Common Yellowthroat, 
> 8:36; Black-billed Magpie, 8:36; American Robin, 8:37; Cliff Swallow, 8:37; 
> American Crow, 8:47; Eastern Kingbird, 8:49; Song Sparrow, 8:52; Wood Duck, 
> 9:02; Osprey, 9:17; Eastern Screech-Owl, 9:29; Savannah Sparrow, 11:02; 
> Grasshopper Sparrow, 11:47; Great Horned Owl, 12:24; Western Grebe, 12:25; 
> Marsh Wren, 12:41; American Coot, 12:46; Snowy Egret, 12:48; Gadwall, 
> 12:50; Pied-billed Grebe, 12:53; Northern Shoveler, 1:01; Wilson's Snipe, 
> 1:31; Sora, 1:36; Barn Owl, 1:39; Yellow-breasted Chat, 3:04; Northern 
> Saw-whet Owl, 3:31; Violet-green Swallow, 3:31; Flammulated Owl, 3:35; 
> Common Poorwill, 3:43; Chipping Sparrow, 4:08; Cordilleran Flycatcher, 
> 4:22; Western Bluebird, 4:32; Northern Pygmy-Owl, 4:33; Western 
> Wood-Pewee, 4:39; Vesper Sparrow, 4:42; Plumbeous Vireo, 4:45; Lark 
> Sparrow, 4:51; Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4:56; Warbling Vireo, 4:59; Western 
> Tanager, 5:00; House Wren, 5:04; Pygmy Nuthatch, 5:09; Dark-eyed Junco, 
> 5:10; Lincoln's Sparrow, 5:11; MacGillivray's Warbler, 5:12; Green-tailed 
> Towhee, 5:12; Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 5:17; Pine Siskin, 5:18; Mourning 
> Dove, 5:19; Hermit Thrush, 5:24; House Finch, 5:25; White-breasted 
> Nuthatch, 5:26; Steller's Jay 5:29; Mountain Chickadee, 5:29; Northern 
> Flicker, 5:32.
>
> A male Dusky Grouse sitting pretty in the rising sun was a marvelous 
> capstone to the outing. But it didn't count, haha.
>
> The next strawberry full moon is June 9, 2017, so let's say we'll do our 
> 2017 Big Night Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2017.
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
>
>
>
>
>

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:12:45 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 21, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 21, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (Morgan)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, *Kit Carson)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, *Washington, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Grand, *Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (Arapahoe, El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, *Kit Carson, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GRAND COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain NP.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
---On June 20, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
CR CC Feedlot.
---On June 20, 3 Baltimore Orioles were reported by Steve Mlodinow at
Flager Reservoir SWA.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 20 a m American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Rowe
at Rocky Mountain NP.  It was about a tenth of a mile uptrail to Bierstadt
Lake fro trail around Bear Lake.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.  On June 20, Tim Ryan reported WESTERN
GULL, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: CFO Big Night, June 18-19, 2016: Boulder County
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, everybody. Well, I've recovered, sort of, from CFO's 2nd annual Big 
Night. From sunset Saturday, June 18 at 8:33 pm till sunrise Sunday, June 
19 at 5:33, a dozen of us birded east to west in Boulder County, recording 
70 species in the process. No tapes, no lights, and, so far as I am aware, 
no illegal stimulants... :-)

Here's our bird list in chronological order: American Avocet, 8:33; 
Killdeer, 8:33; Red-tailed Hawk, 8:33; American White Pelican, 8:33; 
Red-winged Blackbird, 8:33; Blue Jay, 8:33; Canada Goose, 8:33; Spotted 
Sandpiper, 8:33; Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 8:33; Mallard, 8:33; Yellow 
Warbler, 8:34; Common Grackle, 8:34; Say's Phoebe, 8:34; Tree Swallow, 
8:35; Great Blue Heron, 8:35; Bank Swallow, 8:36; Common Yellowthroat, 
8:36; Black-billed Magpie, 8:36; American Robin, 8:37; Cliff Swallow, 8:37; 
American Crow, 8:47; Eastern Kingbird, 8:49; Song Sparrow, 8:52; Wood Duck, 
9:02; Osprey, 9:17; Eastern Screech-Owl, 9:29; Savannah Sparrow, 11:02; 
Grasshopper Sparrow, 11:47; Great Horned Owl, 12:24; Western Grebe, 12:25; 
Marsh Wren, 12:41; American Coot, 12:46; Snowy Egret, 12:48; Gadwall, 
12:50; Pied-billed Grebe, 12:53; Northern Shoveler, 1:01; Wilson's Snipe, 
1:31; Sora, 1:36; Barn Owl, 1:39; Yellow-breasted Chat, 3:04; Northern 
Saw-whet Owl, 3:31; Violet-green Swallow, 3:31; Flammulated Owl, 3:35; 
Common Poorwill, 3:43; Chipping Sparrow, 4:08; Cordilleran Flycatcher, 
4:22; Western Bluebird, 4:32; Northern Pygmy-Owl, 4:33; Western Wood-Pewee, 
4:39; Vesper Sparrow, 4:42; Plumbeous Vireo, 4:45; Lark Sparrow, 4:51; 
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4:56; Warbling Vireo, 4:59; Western Tanager, 5:00; 
House Wren, 5:04; Pygmy Nuthatch, 5:09; Dark-eyed Junco, 5:10; Lincoln's 
Sparrow, 5:11; MacGillivray's Warbler, 5:12; Green-tailed Towhee, 5:12; 
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, 5:17; Pine Siskin, 5:18; Mourning Dove, 5:19; 
Hermit Thrush, 5:24; House Finch, 5:25; White-breasted Nuthatch, 5:26; 
Steller's Jay 5:29; Mountain Chickadee, 5:29; Northern Flicker, 5:32.

A male Dusky Grouse sitting pretty in the rising sun was a marvelous 
capstone to the outing. But it didn't count, haha.

The next strawberry full moon is June 9, 2017, so let's say we'll do our 
2017 Big Night Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2017.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County




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

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Little Blue Heron (*Morgan)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Denver, El Paso, *Washisngton, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Washington, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 19 a Bobolink was reported by Gene Rutherford near Deer Trail on
E CR 241 by Gene Rutherford.
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

MORGAN COUNTY:
---On June 19 an imm Little Blue Heron was reported flying west over
Andrick SWA by Ira Sanders.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.  On
June 19 a WESTERN GULL and Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by Gwen
Moore and Matt Clark at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 25 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135).  This trip is
full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 26 will be to Parker Regional Park led
by Mary Cay Burger (mcburger3 AT junco.com; 720-940-8394).  Meet the leader
at 0700.  From Main St intersection in Parker, go south on Parker Rd (CO
83) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Indiana Ln and right into McCabe Meadows
parking lot in Salisbury Park (Parker Regional Park).  Will bird along the
Cherry Creek Trail.  Bring snack, water, sunscreen.  Register online or
contact leader.
Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Little Blue Heron - Andrick Ponds SWA - Morgan Co
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:17:09 -0600
Birders,
Today on the DFO trip to Jackson Lake SP, we had an immature Little Blue
Heron flying west over Andrick Ponds SWA.
Also present was an American Bittern that flew across MCR 2 twice.

-- 
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Golden, CO

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Subject: Routt country bird report
From: ROBERT RIGHTER <rorighter AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 16:21:29 -0600
Hi all

My wife Sandy and I spent five days in the Routt National Forest--Mt. Zirkel 
Wilderness area in Routt County bird watching and botanizing primarily in the 
montane, 7800’ to 8800’ zone. The major vegetation consisted of sub-alpine 
fir, some spruce, lots of aspen and a solid covering of scrub oak in the lower 
montane zones. There were large areas covered with corn lilies and mules ears. 
The most common bird species were American Robin, House Wren, Green-tailed 
Towhee, Lincoln Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow and, surprisingly, of the 
warbler's the MacGillivray’s Warbler were numerous. 


Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:14:18 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 19, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 19, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
WESTERN GULL (Logan, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (*Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Denver, El Paso, *Washisngton, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (*Larimer)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, *Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, *La Plata, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (*Pueblo, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, *Otero, Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (El Paso, *Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (*Bent, Washington, *Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.  On June 18, a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford
at E CR 42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 17 at Van's Grove (CR JJ east of Fort Lyon) a Baltimore Oriole
was reported by Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek.
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DENVER COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported by Jeff Dawson at
Boxelder Creek at DIA.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GARFIELD COUNTY:
---On June 17, 3 Black Phoebes were reported by Mary Harris at the Kids
Fishing Pond next to Fish Hatchery on HWY 133.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.  On June 18, 3 Bobolinks were
reported by Lorraine Lanning behind Apex Center.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre on La
Posta Rd S of Home Depot (Durango) at Animas Glacier Facility Sign.
---On June 18, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jason St. Pierre at
3554 CR 213.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 18 an American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Nick Komar
at the Lake Irene Area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Mark Peterson and
Glenn Walbek on CR E near were the road turns into Villegreen Rd.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 18, a singing Bell's Vireo was reported by Bill Maynard at Valco
Ponds.
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Thayer's Gull was reported by John Vanderpoel and Bill
Kaempfer at Prewitt
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.  On June 18 WESTERN GULL and
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Loch Kilpatrick at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 18 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Joe Mammoser at Crow
Valley CG.
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Black Phoebe?
From: "'Urling Kingery' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 19:37:59 -0400
A report just came in to Denver Audubon today, Saturday ,that a Black Phoebe 
was seen early this morning in the dog walking area at Chatfield below the 
dam.If anyone wants to check it out,you enter the gate and walk east to the 
first bench and look in the willows. 

Urling Kingery
Franktown
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Subject: Bell's Vireo, Valco Ponds Pueblo
From: Christy P <passerculus AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:11:52 -0700 (PDT)
Posted on behalf of Bill Maynard, Colorado Springs: I have a singing BEVI at 
the same spot Valco Ponds Pueblo that it was seen last spring. 


Christy Payne
Jefferson County

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Subject: Western gull at Prewitt Reservoir
From: "'lochlaren' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:04:33 -0600
    
The Western gull is still hanging out in the middle of the lake best seen from 
the Dam. Scope is definitely needed, lots of boat activity keeping it very 
busy.Loch Kilpatrick, Parker Colorado  



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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 June 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:26:08 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 18, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 18, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
WESTERN GULL (*Logan, *Washington)
Thayer's Gull (*Washington)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Washington)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (*Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Washisngton, Yuma)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa, *Weld)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Bobolink (EL Paso, Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (*Washington, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 16 Chris
Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 17
Jeff Dawson reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal NWR.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.  Nick Komar recorded a BAIRD'S SPARROW
at the entry gate of Biosolids Facility on June 15.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 17, a WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc) was reported by Glenn Walbek at
Prewitt.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:
---On June 17, Steve Mlodinow reported WESTERN GULL (2nd-cyc), worn
Thayer's Gull (*1st or 2nd cyc) and 1st-cyc Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Prewitt.  On June 17, Glenn Walbek reported
WESTERN GULL and Baltimore Oriole at Prewitt.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 17 a Black-throated Sparrow was report by Michel Cavigelli at
Pawnee NG Murphy's Pasture and Auto Tour stops 2 & 3.
---On June 17, 2 Caspian Terns were reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to the Bailey Nesting Area
led by Paul Slingsby & Chris Blakeslee (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3728).  This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to Upper Beaver Meadows in
Rocky Mountain National Park led by Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com;
303-333-2519)  Meet at Upper Beaver Meqadows Terailhead parking area at
7:30 am.  Travel to Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Hwy 36.
Annual or day park pass required.  To reac the trailhead, continue past the
Entrance Station on Hwy 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a
small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows.  Continue to the end of the
road and the small trailhead parking area.
   This will be a loop hike of just under 5 miles with an elevation gain
and loss of approximately 800 feet.  We will begin on the Deer Mountain
Trail and then follow the Beaver Mountain and Ute trails to complete the
loop.  Participants should bring aprropriate clothing for the season,
including rain gear, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking on a rocky
trail.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  will travel
through several different habitats including sagebrush meadow, ponderose
pine, and lodgepole, which support a variety of species.  Breeding activity
will be underway and the woods should be full of birdsong.  The trip will
end about 3:00 pm.  The trip is planned for a weekday to avoid crowds.
Carpooling to the park is recommended.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 18 will be to the Lyons Area led by
Raymond Davis (davis AT greenspeedisp.net; 303-823-5332).  Meet at the
Lyons Park-n-Ride at 8:30 am., 1/2 block south of Main St on 4th ave (by
the skateboard park and visitor cener w/bathrooms).
   Join Davis ofr his always fascinating trip around the Lyons area.  Will
find nesting birds around Lyons and in Davis's 45 bird houses.  Trip will
include walking on level ground for 1-3 miles around Lyons, birding by car,
and then eating lunch and birding on Davis's decks at his mountain home.
Good photo opportunities.  Wheelchair accessible.  Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Winnowing Wilson's, Ken Caryl JeffCo
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:52:55 -0600
"My" Wilson's Snipe is winnowing over Massey Draw and my home again tonight. I 
hadn't heard him in a few weeks, but maybe this moony night has stirred him to 
new efforts. (Good luck to all the Big Nighters who soon will join Ted!). I 
suppose the snipe has been here in the wetland section of Massey below my home 
all along since late April, simply escaping notice for weeks at a time. It is a 
fabulous sound he offers tonight, and so energetically delivered nonstop for 
over 90 minutes. The pair of Great Horned Owls is calling now, too. The have 
also been quiet for a while. But now their duet is a calming counterpoint to 
the spooky winnows of Mr. Snipe. 


It's been a while since I posted, despite (or a casualty of) lots of birding. 
Permit me a belated post or two soon when I can carve out the time! 


Meantime from the front porch,

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Jefferson County
From: buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:29 -0700 (PDT)
 

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public, but there 
are guided tours being offered through Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR. The 
habitat is Tall Grass grassland. I initially wanted to go in May but that 
was canceled due to weather, one of our early May snow storms.  The tour 
started at 9 and lasted to noon. It was hot but there was some bird 
activity. Many Vesper Sparrows, Red-wing Blackbirds and some song sparrows 
heard. Our group spoked two *Great Horned Owls* out of the barn in the 
Lindsay Ranch. I felt rather bad about this since the red-wings mobbed 
them. We also stirred up a *Common Nighthawk*, only the second time I have 
seen one. It acted like it had a broken wing, but I believe it was 
distracting use from a nest. In addition to the birds there was about 12 
Elk with some calves. Rocky Flats is still a long way away from being open 
to the public and the ranger said they are waiting for funding. The 
Greenway linking Two Ponds Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal along 
with Rocky Mountain National Park could be reaching the Flats at the end of 
2017. In the meantime, the Arsenal is offering tours here once a month on 
Friday. Check with the Rocky Mountain Arsenal if interested. Weather can 
cancel the event. Here is a check list from ebird I made.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30272929


Brian Johnson

Englewood CO

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Subject: Free bird walks in Littleton tomorrow
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:35:28 -0600
Hi COBirders,
In conjunction with the annual Open House, Arts and Crafts Fair and
fundraiser for the United Flight 93 pilot, Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship
Fund, Front Range Birding Company is offering two free bird walks tomorrow
from 7:30 am to noon.

Chuck Aid is leading a group to Roxborough State Park and I am leading a
group to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Limited spots are
available. Please email me off list to sign up. Chip.clouse AT gmail.com.

Apologies if this posting offends or is against list rules but I thought it
OK because it is a free event.

Good birding,
Chip Clouse
Olde Town Arvada

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Subject: A gentle rain in Fort Collins (Larimer)
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:45:01 -0600
This morning as I sat on my apartment complex stoop, the sun was out, the sky 
was clear blue, and it was gently raining, a drop here, a drop there. As the 
coffee allowed my eyes to focus, I discovered the "raindrops" writhing on the 
sidewalk in response to their newfound freedom were pale "worms". The "rain" 
was actually larvae of the Elm Leafminer (Profenusa ulmi, member of the wasp 
group called "sawflies") and lapping them up were robins, grackles, a 
black-capped chickadee family, house finches, bushtits and a white-breasted 
nuthatch. The larvae mine Siberian elm leaves, like the European Elm Flea 
Weevil (Orchestes alni) we saw being preyed upon at the Lamar CFO Convention by 
the Golden-winged Warbler and many other species, but much more extensively and 
in a different pattern (see the next installment of "The Hungry Bird" in 
"Colorado Birds"). After completing their wide, brown mine that angles at a 45 
from the leaf midvein, often flanked by similar mines of siblings that 
collectively may involve essentially the entire leaf surface, they exit the 
leaf and fall to the ground. There, if overlooked by hungry birds, they wriggle 
into the soil, overwinter, and transform into a quarter inch-long blue-black, 
non-stinging wasps the following May. 





Larvae of the Elm Leafminer collected today from a 4 square-foot area under a 
Siberian Elm in Fort Collins. Each larva is about 3/8ths of an inch long 


Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Re: Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin?
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:04:40 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all -

I received lots of good comments, thanks to everyone that chimed in.  

My initial confusion on this bird was due to the fact that it showed a 
different color than any of the swallows I have seen around here, so I was 
thinking it must be one I hadn't seen yet, even though the Purple Martin is 
a rare visitor to this part of the country, and the belly was too white for 
a PUMA based on what I could find out about that species.  Based on the 
feedback I have received, I suspect it is a Violet Green Swallow, as 
explained by Christian Nunes:

Iridescent feathers refract light in different ways depending on the angle 
to the observer. I think that's what's happening here.  This is a female 
VGSW, so not as dashing as the male. Purple Martins are very scarce 
breeders on the West Slope, and very rare migrants anywhere east of the 
Rockies. Tree Swallows breed in Aspen groves at higher elevations, and also 
sparingly along riparian areas along the base of the Front Range (Boulder 
Creek and its tributaries support a small breeding population). If you are 
in the Ponderosa Pine forest, your swallow options are rather limited and 
the default is VGSW, so that is where to start. Breeding birds in CO tend 
to morph away from what is depicted in field guides because it's hot and 
dry here, so they get tattered and worn. This is especially true for 
species that breed in cavities, since the entrance and egress from these 
cavities wears heavily on the feathers. A good way to go about bird ID is 
to address pitfalls like feather wear and iridescence irregularities, and 
rely upon habitat and range to focus in on the most likely of options. In 
this way the abnormalities of common birds can be appreciated, and pitfalls 
like IDing something as a mega rarity or a hybrid can be avoided.

So, thanks to Christian for clearing that up, I am still on the steep part 
of the learning curve when it comes to birds, but am always happy to learn 
more details about our feathered friends.  

Happy Birding -

Jeff Parks
Boulder,  CO




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Subject: Baird's Sparrow in Northern Colorado
From: quetzal65 AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:31:01 +0000 (UTC)
Good news and bad news. The good news is that the small summering population of 
Baird's Sparrow that was reported from northeast Larimer County to Cobirds last 
summer is back, with even more birds (at least 10 territories reported by 
various observers to eBird in 2016). The bad news is that almost all of these 
are on property with restricted access. I am writing this email to let y'all 
know that I recorded a singing Baird's Sparrow from a public road on Wednesday 
morning. The bird was distant, so it is even hard to hear in the recording, and 
there is plenty of confusing bird song in the same location, and even highway 
traffic noise. But some of you may be interested, so here it is. The recording 
and map location are online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/322178 . To reach the 
site, take I25 north to the Carr exit (last exit before Wyoming border), travel 
west on Weld CR 126.5, which quickly becomes Larimer CR92. Turn right (north) 
towards Fort Collins Biosolids facility. Park just before the facility gate 
(entry through the gate is prohibited, even if open). An added prize here is 
McCown's Longspur (several males singing and displaying northwest of the gate). 


Good luck. If anyone finds a better opportunity to observe Baird's Sparrows 
from a public location, please advise. Also, be aware that Baird's is not known 
to breed in the state, so if you observe confirmed breeding (i.e. carrying 
food, feeding young, etc.), please share your observation (ie. post to cobirds, 
or submit the observation to eBird, or send me a note). I am writing an article 
on the status of Baird's Sparrow in Colorado, and would appreciate hearing 
about documented breeding. 


Nick Komar 
Fort Collins CO 

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Subject: Western Gull Prewitt
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:14:58 -0600
In Washington County- on west side of cove that is west of camping area- on 
logs where gulls and Pelicans often perch 


Second year bird with metal band on left leg
Also, Lesser BB Gull and white winged gull, very worn, probably GW Gull x 
Herring 

Steven Mlodinow 
Longmont CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:11:48 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 17, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 17, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Bobolink (EL Paso, *Jefferson)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
On June 16 Chris Gilbert reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 16 a m Bobolink was reported by Bruce Neuman and Cheri Phillips
at the Apex Center, Ralston Creek Trail.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to the Bailey Nesting Area
led by Paul Slingsby & Chris Blakeslee (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3728).  This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to Upper Beaver Meadows in
Rocky Mountain National Park led by Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com
; 303-333-2519)  Meet at Upper Beaver Meqadows Terailhead parking area at
7:30 am.  Travel to Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Hwy 36.
Annual or day park pass required.  To reac the trailhead, continue past the
Entrance Station on Hwy 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a
small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows.  Continue to the end of the
road and the small trailhead parking area.
   This will be a loop hike of just under 5 miles with an elevation gain
and loss of approximately 800 feet.  We will begin on the Deer Mountain
Trail and then follow the Beaver Mountain and Ute trails to complete the
loop.  Participants should bring aprropriate clothing for the season,
including rain gear, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking on a rocky
trail.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  will travel
through several different habitats including sagebrush meadow, ponderose
pine, and lodgepole, which support a variety of species.  Breeding activity
will be underway and the woods should be full of birdsong.  The trip will
end about 3:00 pm.  The trip is planned for a weekday to avoid crowds.
Carpooling to the park is recommended.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 18 will be to the Lyons Area led by
Raymond Davis (davis AT greenspeedisp.net; 303-823-5332).  Meet at the
Lyons Park-n-Ride at 8:30 am., 1/2 block south of Main St on 4th ave (by
the skateboard park and visitor cener w/bathrooms).
   Join Davis ofr his always fascinating trip around the Lyons area.  Will
find nesting birds around Lyons and in Davis's 45 bird houses.  Trip will
include walking on level ground for 1-3 miles around Lyons, birding by car,
and then eating lunch and birding on Davis's decks at his mountain home.
Good photo opportunities.  Wheelchair accessible.  Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: CFO Field Trip to NW Colorado
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:27:48 +0000
The CFO is sponsoring an overnight field trip to NW Colorado on the weekend of 
July 9/10. This trip, led by Bill Kaempfer, is restricted to CFO members and is 
limited to a maximum of 12 people and three cars. It is a great way for you to 
build your county lists in NW Colorado and Southern Wyoming, if that is your 
fancy. 


We will be leaving the Denver metro area early on Saturday morning, July 9th 
and heading west on I-70 before visiting spots such as Windy Gap Reservoir, 
Williams Fork Reservoir, Muddy Pass, Catamount Lake and other spots along the 
Yampa River. On Saturday night we will spend the night in Craig. Sunday we will 
head north out of Craig to Wyoming and head back east along the WYO-CO boarder. 


Species expected include regular mountain species as well as possible surprises 
like Veery, Purple Martin, Greater Sage-Grouse and Flammulated Owl. 


To register for this trip, please email Bill Kaempfer at 
Kaempfer AT colorado.edu. Indicate if you would be 
willing to drive (we will need two other drivers) and where you will be 
starting from. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin?
From: "Jim Nelson" <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:24:10 -0400
The coloring certainly suggests Violet-green Swallow, but the lack of any green 
and the odd pattern on the face and the light colored head don’t seem to line 
up with adult or juvenile Violet-green. If it weren’t for the violet back 
color and the fact that the birds are perched, the face suggests White-throated 
Swift. Or is it a mix of Tree Swallow and Violet-green Swallow? 


Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD

From: Joey Kellner 
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:50 PM
To: Colorado Birds 
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin?

Color and overall shape indicate Violet-green Swallow.

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado

On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:02:14 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:






  Hello all -

 I was birding in the Shanahan Ridge area outside of Boulder yesterday, and saw 
what I thought were swallows flitting around. While I was watching another 
bird, a couple of these birds landed on a dead tree nearby, and I took a quick 
look at them. They didn't look like tree swallows, although they were dark blue 
on the back. I pulled out my camera and tried to get a few pictures of them 
while they were still there, and managed to get some, although they are not 
very good. After looking at them on the computer, I am wondering if they are 
Purple Martins? I have attached a few pictures which show them from different 
angles. I would appreciate any feedback as to what bird this is. 


 PS -- since the pictures were not as good as I would have hoped, I went back 
this morning to see if I could get better ones, but I was not able to find them 
again. 


  Jeff Parks
  Boulder, CO

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Subject: one of world's greatest mysteries solved
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:10:54 -0600
Of late I have been borderline obsessed with documenting the objects impaled by 
Loggerhead Shrikes. As with most scientific pursuits, one is left with more 
questions than answers. But it's OK because that's how we learn things, right? 


One of the most common items I see impaled by Loggerhead Shrikes on the eastern 
plains of Colorado is the Lesser Earless Lizard (LEEL, Holbrookia maculata). 
Many years ago (20+?) I saw a LEEL impaled on a fence east of Eaton, Colorado 
(Weld) that showed very prominent, bright yellow spheres protruding from the 
ripped open body cavity. What were the yellow spheres? Gonads? No, too many of 
them. Globs of subcutaneous fat? No, too regular in size and shape. Tumors? 
What? I sent my photo to a herpetologist at CSU who shall remain nameless, may 
he rest in peace, and he replied he did not know what they were. Over the last 
couple years during my renewed fascination with shrike larder, again I have 
seen these yellow spheres regularly associated with certain LEEL. Today I got 
photos from avid birder/herper Joey Kellner who recognizes female LEEL from 
male ones, and who saw both impaled by Loggerhead Shrikes this past weekend in 
southeastern CO, and who recognized the yellow objects only near females as 
EGGS! Why didn't I think of that? Why didn't the herpetologist to whom I sent 
my old photo recognize that? Well, part of the answer might come from something 
another person said. My botanist/birder friend Dave Steingraeber sent the 
recent photo below taken on the Pawnee Grasslands last week of impaled LEEL and 
associated yellow spheres to his colleague, retired herpetologist Gary Packard. 
Dr. Packard said, "...they're oviductal (i.e., forming) eggs. The shell had not 
been formed as yet, so you're seeing the embryo and yolk. If shrikes were 
energy conscious, they'd go for the eggs and leave the rest!" Aha, eggs without 
shells. 


              


Besides being eye-catching, these yellow eggs look very fatty, even greasy. I 
would agree with Dr. Packard they are probably highly nutritious. And shrikes 
know their special, so much so, they occasionally remove them from the scene of 
the lizard and hang them separately (this photo from Larimer CR5 last week). I 
have also seen ants and other insects like flies attending these eggs. During 
one of our recent "shrikin' " expeditions, Rachel Hopper got a photo of a 
lizard egg on a wire that shows myriad, very tiny, black, organic dots on the 
wire within millimeters of the egg. Yet another mystery. Eggs? Of what? Fecal 
spots of an egg-scavenging insect? To be determined. 


              

So, now, thanks to Joey and Dr. Packard, we know the answer to one of the 
world's greatest mysteries. Now if we could just understand politics, and the 
black dots. 


Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins






 		 	   		  

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Subject: Re: Bird ID question - Purple Martin?
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:50:53 -0700 (PDT)
Color and overall shape indicate Violet-green Swallow.

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado

On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:02:14 PM UTC-6, Jeff Parks wrote:

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> Hello all -
>
> I was birding in the Shanahan Ridge area outside of Boulder yesterday, and 
> saw what I thought were swallows flitting around.  While I was watching 
> another bird, a couple of these birds landed on a dead tree nearby, and I 
> took a quick look at them.  They didn't look like tree swallows, although 
> they were dark blue on the back.  I pulled out my camera and tried to get a 
> few pictures of them while they were still there, and managed to get some, 
> although they are not very good.  After looking at them on the computer, I 
> am wondering if they are Purple Martins?  I have attached a few pictures 
> which show them from different angles.  I would appreciate any feedback as 
> to what bird this is. 
>
> PS -- since the pictures were not as good as I would have hoped, I went 
> back this morning to see if I could get better ones,  but I was not able to 
> find them again.  
>
> Jeff Parks
> Boulder, CO
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Subject: Bird ID question - Purple Martin?
From: Jeff Parks <lastimout AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:02:14 -0700 (PDT)


 



 



 

Hello all -

I was birding in the Shanahan Ridge area outside of Boulder yesterday, and 
saw what I thought were swallows flitting around.  While I was watching 
another bird, a couple of these birds landed on a dead tree nearby, and I 
took a quick look at them.  They didn't look like tree swallows, although 
they were dark blue on the back.  I pulled out my camera and tried to get a 
few pictures of them while they were still there, and managed to get some, 
although they are not very good.  After looking at them on the computer, I 
am wondering if they are Purple Martins?  I have attached a few pictures 
which show them from different angles.  I would appreciate any feedback as 
to what bird this is. 

PS -- since the pictures were not as good as I would have hoped, I went 
back this morning to see if I could get better ones,  but I was not able to 
find them again.  

Jeff Parks
Boulder, CO

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Subject: NW Colorado, Part 3, Routt County
From: buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:30:13 -0700 (PDT)
 

After I stayed in Brown’s Park for two days I headed towards home but 
stopped at Pear Lake State Park, about 25 miles of north of Steamboat 
Springs and the smaller sister park to Steamboat lake. Personally I found 
Pear Lake to be better and less of a resort lake. I found many Dark-eyed 
Juncos (all gray heads) and Whit-crown sparrows. There was also many, many 
Tree Swallows. Did I say many, many tree swallows, more like dozens and 
dozens. There was also Northern Rough Wing Swallows and some Violet Green 
Swallows. There was an Olive Sided Flycatcher calling along the lake not 
fare of the trail, the only trail in the park, but it connects to National 
Forest so it goes no forever. The flycatcher was present in some of the 
dead trees past the aspen groves with in about .3 miles of the trail head. 
It was present every day call there. There was also an Osprey and I got to 
go to wake up listing to the cranes calling somewhere.  From my camp, 
Number 12, I could hear a Virginia’s Rail down below, which might have nor 
might not have been on Stat Park property.  My attempts at owling was not 
successful however. One the last day, 6-10, I saw a small bird fliting 
around in the willows right at the trail head near the aspens. I thought at 
first it was a white-crowned sparrow again but I saw a red crown and though 
maybe chipping sparrow. Instead to my surprise it was a *Red-napped 
Sapsucker. *Maybe it was getting insects from the willows but I found it 
strange to find a sapsucker going through the willows and not present in 
the aspens which I had been searching for the last two days. If this is not 
unusual let me know, it seemed odd to me.

                From Pear Lake I also drove towards Hayden and spent a 
morning walking along the Nature Preserves Yampa River Preserve. I found a 
lot of the usual birds but did hear at least three *Veery* but I did not 
find any. At the end of the trail was on Spotted Sandpiper I watched for a 
time. I also visited Fish Creek Falls, which was spectacular but there were 
not many birds present, the berry bushes are only starting to flower so 
that might be the reason. Steamboat Lake had some birds but most were just 
expected for that time, cranes, pelicans, red-wing blackbirds. There was 
some Savanah Sparrows also. Hahn’s Peak Lake was still closed for the 
season when I was there, most things were opening that weekend and the 
campground was booked so I think I picked the right time to be present. 
This is it, the last of my trip reports, now I just need to finish my ebird 
submissions, ebird mobile does not work on these trips. In all this was a 
very successful trip.

Brian Johnson

Englewood CO

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Subject: Re: NW Colorado Part 2, North West Moffat County
From: buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:14:58 -0700 (PDT)

I forgot to mention, on the way back from Gates of Lodore and on the way to 
Pear Lake State Park I stopped and had lunch at Loudly Simpson Park in 
Craig. I was serenaded by Yellow Warblers while walking in the nature 
trails and had a good look at a catbird and even found a Black-headed 
Grosbeak. I don’t have my checklist for that or Irish Canyon yet however 
but here is Lodore and Brown’s Park NWR

Brian Johnson

Englewood CO

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30199943, Brown’s Park NWR

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30183633 First day at Lodore,

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30183655 Fist night at Lodore

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30183761, Second Day at Lodore

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30183823 Second Night at Lodore

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:09:05 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 16, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 16, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
McCown's Longspur (*Larimer)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (*Larimer)
Bobolink (EL Paso)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 15 Daniel Fleming reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 15 at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Norm Lewis reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS and 2 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at Bio Solid facility gate on CR 92, David Wade and Nick
Komar reported 5 McCown's Longspurs.
---On June 15 at CR 5 between Cr 92 and Cr 92, 4 male dislaying McCown's
Longspurs were reported by David Wade and Nick Komar.
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to the Bailey Nesting Area
led by Paul Slingsby & Chris Blakeslee (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3728).  This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to Upper Beaver Meadows in
Rocky Mountain National Park led by Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com;
303-333-2519)  Meet at Upper Beaver Meqadows Terailhead parking area at
7:30 am.  Travel to Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Hwy 36.
Annual or day park pass required.  To reac the trailhead, continue past the
Entrance Station on Hwy 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a
small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows.  Continue to the end of the
road and the small trailhead parking area.
   This will be a loop hike of just under 5 miles with an elevation gain
and loss of approximately 800 feet.  We will begin on the Deer Mountain
Trail and then follow the Beaver Mountain and Ute trails to complete the
loop.  Participants should bring aprropriate clothing for the season,
including rain gear, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking on a rocky
trail.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  will travel
through several different habitats including sagebrush meadow, ponderose
pine, and lodgepole, which support a variety of species.  Breeding activity
will be underway and the woods should be full of birdsong.  The trip will
end about 3:00 pm.  The trip is planned for a weekday to avoid crowds.
Carpooling to the park is recommended.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 18 will be to the Lyons Area led by
Raymond Davis (davis AT greenspeedisp.net; 303-823-5332).  Meet at the
Lyons Park-n-Ride at 8:30 am., 1/2 block south of Main St on 4th ave (by
the skateboard park and visitor cener w/bathrooms).
   Join Davis ofr his always fascinating trip around the Lyons area.  Will
find nesting birds around Lyons and in Davis's 45 bird houses.  Trip will
include walking on level ground for 1-3 miles around Lyons, birding by car,
and then eating lunch and birding on Davis's decks at his mountain home.
Good photo opportunities.  Wheelchair accessible.  Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Bufflehead
From: Jack Bushong <jbushong1128 AT bvsd.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:10:03 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
Today there was a male Bufflhead at Teller Lake #5, Boulder County, 
sometimes swimming alongside a pair of RNDU

Good birding, 
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Subject: Barr Lake, Adams Co.
From: "'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:32:24 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all,
On June 14, Rob Raker and I did a bicycle birding trip around Barr Lake, 
starting at the northeast parking lot and going clockwise. There was a female 
Bufflehead at the south end of the lake, and 3 Cattle Egrets flew over below 
the dam. In the woods below the dam near the east end, there were 3 Barn Owls. 
These could be the birds that were in the nest box near the banding station; we 
saw no owls in or near the box. We counted 85 active Western Grebe nests. We 
saw all of them from the trail along the southwest side of the lake, in several 
bays south of Barr Lake Village. Some nests were still under construction, but 
there were birds sitting on most of the nests. In several nests closest to the 
trail, we could see one or two eggs when the sitting bird stood up or moved 
off the nest. 

Bob AndrewsYekepa, Liberia, West Africa (temporarily in Centennial, CO)

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:11:24 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 15, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 15
, 2016, sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso)
Least Tern (Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*El Paso, Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (*Delta, Mesa, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Moffat, Pueblo)
Bell's Vireo (Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Chaffee)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Curve-billed Thasher (Bent, *El Paso)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Nashville Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder, *Chaffee)
Field Sparrow (Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa)
Bobolink (EL Paso)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.  On June 14, an
EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by  Eric DeFonso, Glenn Walbek, Dean, and
Nena Shoup at Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 14, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds were reported by Jared Del Rosso at
Richmil Ranch Open Space.
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Hecla Junction, David Lautenbach reported Philadelphia
Vireo and 2 Canyon Towhees.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June14 a Least Flycatcher was reported by Doug Faulkner at Paonia
High School parking lot.
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 14 at Chico Basin Ranch, John Drummond reported 3 Red-headed
Woodpeckers and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 14 Loch Kilpatrick reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummond reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to the Bailey Nesting Area
led by Paul Slingsby & Chris Blakeslee (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3728).  This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to Upper Beaver Meadows in
Rocky Mountain National Park led by Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com;
303-333-2519)  Meet at Upper Beaver Meqadows Terailhead parking area at
7:30 am.  Travel to Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Hwy 36.
Annual or day park pass required.  To reac the trailhead, continue past the
Entrance Station on Hwy 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a
small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows.  Continue to the end of the
road and the small trailhead parking area.
   This will be a loop hike of just under 5 miles with an elevation gain
and loss of approximately 800 feet.  We will begin on the Deer Mountain
Trail and then follow the Beaver Mountain and Ute trails to complete the
loop.  Participants should bring aprropriate clothing for the season,
including rain gear, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking on a rocky
trail.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  will travel
through several different habitats including sagebrush meadow, ponderose
pine, and lodgepole, which support a variety of species.  Breeding activity
will be underway and the woods should be full of birdsong.  The trip will
end about 3:00 pm.  The trip is planned for a weekday to avoid crowds.
Carpooling to the park is recommended.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 18 will be to the Lyons Area led by
Raymond Davis (davis AT greenspeedisp.net; 303-823-5332).  Meet at the
Lyons Park-n-Ride at 8:30 am., 1/2 block south of Main St on 4th ave (by
the skateboard park and visitor cener w/bathrooms).
   Join Davis ofr his always fascinating trip around the Lyons area.  Will
find nesting birds around Lyons and in Davis's 45 bird houses.  Trip will
include walking on level ground for 1-3 miles around Lyons, birding by car,
and then eating lunch and birding on Davis's decks at his mountain home.
Good photo opportunities.  Wheelchair accessible.  Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder
Cli

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 14 June 2916
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:08:35 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 14, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 14, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta, El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Least Tern (*Bent)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan. Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, *Moffat, Pueblo, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Chihuahan Raven (Pueblo)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Curve-billed Thasher (*Bent)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (*Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, Mesa)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Bobolink (Boulder, *EL Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (*Adams)
Baltimore Oriole (Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)

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

ADAMS COUNTY:
---On June 11 an EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported by Steve Rash on the N
side of Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  On June 12 Kathy Mihm
Dunning confirmed EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Lake Ladora.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 13 at John Martin, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Least Terns and a
Curve-billed Thrasher.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.  On June 13, 2 Canyon Towhees were reported by Kim Mauritz on the
South Mesa Trail in the same spot as a week ago.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Bobolink was reported by Monday Birders at Fountain Valley
School.
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 8 Pacific Loon was
reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.   On June 10, Gary Koehn reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 11, Bill Maynard, Christine
Alexander, and Renee Casias reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June
12, Chris Gilbert and Craig Rasmussen reported Pacific Loon at Big
Johnson.  On June 13, Monday birders reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MOFFAT COUNTY:
---On June 13 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by JoAnn RIggle on CR59 at
CR 23.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummon reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips
The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to the Bailey Nesting Area
led by Paul Slingsby & Chris Blakeslee (paslingsby AT comcast.net;
303-422-3728).  This trip is full.

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, June 17 will be to Upper Beaver Meadows in
Rocky Mountain National Park led by Bill Wuerthele (wuerthel AT ecentral.com;
303-333-2519)  Meet at Upper Beaver Meqadows Terailhead parking area at
7:30 am.  Travel to Beaver Meadows Entrance Station of the park on Hwy 36.
Annual or day park pass required.  To reac the trailhead, continue past the
Entrance Station on Hwy 36 for approximately 3/4 mile and turn left on a
small road signed for Upper Beaver Meadows.  Continue to the end of the
road and the small trailhead parking area.
   This will be a loop hike of just under 5 miles with an elevation gain
and loss of approximately 800 feet.  We will begin on the Deer Mountain
Trail and then follow the Beaver Mountain and Ute trails to complete the
loop.  Participants should bring aprropriate clothing for the season,
including rain gear, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking on a rocky
trail.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  will travel
through several different habitats including sagebrush meadow, ponderose
pine, and lodgepole, which support a variety of species.  Breeding activity
will be underway and the woods should be full of birdsong.  The trip will
end about 3:00 pm.  The trip is planned for a weekday to avoid crowds.
Carpooling to the park is recommended.  Register online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 18 will be to the Lyons Area led by
Raymond Davis (davis AT greenspeedisp.net; 303-823-5332).  Meet at the
Lyons Park-n-Ride at 8:30 am., 1/2 block south of Main St on 4th ave (by
the skateboard park and visitor cener w/bathrooms).
   Join Davis ofr his always fascinating trip around the Lyons area.  Will
find nesting birds around Lyons and in Davis's 45 bird houses.  Trip will
include walking on level ground for 1-3 miles around Lyons, birding by car,
and then eating lunch and birding on Davis's decks at his mountain home.
Good photo opportunities.  Wheelchair accessible.  Register online or
contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 19 will be to Jackson Lake Reservoir
led by Ira and Tammy Sanders (zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com; 303-278-7172)
 Meet at Colorado Parks and WIldlife at 6:00 a.m, 6060 N. Broadway.  Exit
I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2 blocks to
parking lot on right to carpool.  State parks pass or dayt pass required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spring, and
sunscreen.  Scopes will be helpful and remember your mud boots as we may
hike through some mud.  Radios area necessity to keep the cars in
communication.  Be prepared to either drive or ride since the limit for
cars is 4.  We will leave at 6:15 sharp.  Register on-line or contact
leader.


Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: NW Colorado Part 2, North West Moffat County
From: buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:33:14 -0700 (PDT)
 

I spent my time in North West Moffat County camping in the beautiful Gates 
of Lodore campground. My campground had two cottonwoods in which two 
bullock’s orioles might be nesting. For two mornings I got to wake up to 
their chatter. There was also two Robins that might have been nesting. The 
second day I witnessed them drive away one of the many magpies and they 
were not satisfied in driving it across the road, the two robins drove the 
magpie to the ground and pecked at for a few seconds before the magpie made 
its escape. Might have been trying to raid their nest. Along the science 
Lordore Trail there was *Black-throated Gray Warblers. *Nocturnal viewing 
proved successful, I found *Common Poor-wills* to be common here and got to 
go to sleep listing to them. The wind was blowing the first night so I 
think that was the reason for not seeing or hearing *Common Nighthawks*. 
They were also present and heard the second night in addition to the 
Poor-Wills. Ebird flagged my count of five Nighthawks but I think it might 
be under reported, they seemed common and I found them in the fields behind 
my campground (north) and heard more across the Green River. Nothing like 
glowing eyes flying by you in the dark! My second night was filled with 
listing to the poor-wills and nighthawks in my tent, truly a great night.

            Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge proved a good way to 
spend the morning of my full day in the area, I found nesting Osprey, many 
American Coots and a brief glimpse of a Sage Sparrow. The swinging bridge 
is out of commission for driving but you can walk across it.

            I also explored Irish Canyon and discovered it was not to be 
missed for birding. Black-throated Gray Warblers were present or heard 
about everywhere I stopped. At the Rock Art sit at the south end of the 
canyon was one Ash Throated Flycatcher and Pinyon Jays just past the 
campground, which was my last Colorado corvid that needed to be seen. I 
briefly stopped at the Sand Wash Basin to look for Wild Horses on my way 
back to Craig but the roads proved to rough to try but I found one 
Loggerhead Shrike.

            One travel advisory I will give to any one looking to take a 
trip up to the Brown’s Park area, bring a can of gas. I did and did not 
regret it. Dutch John, Utah is 30 miles away but that is by a very rough 
county road. Craig is about 40 miles from Gates of Lodore. There are no 
services less then thirty miles away, so come prepared. Irish Canyon, 
Brown’s Park and Gates of Lodore will not disappoint! Listing to Poor Wills 
and Nighthawks proved the best tent experience for me yet. Certainly better 
then lighting flashing ten miles away, which happened in the Florida 
Everglades.



Brian Johnson,

Englewood CO

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Subject: No Subject
From: Betsy R <esrumely AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:28:03 -0600
Just saw a hawk dangling what could have been gesses at circling at Elm and 
Leetsdale in Denver. 


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:12:23 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 13, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 13, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta, El Paso)
Green Heron (Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan. Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Delta, Garfield, Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, *Pueblo, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Chihuahan Raven (*Pueblo)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (Mesa)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Conejos, Mesa)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Bobolink (Boulder, EL Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black Phoebe was reported by Aaron Yappert and Alexa Boyes
at 75th and Boulder Creek in Boulder.
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 12 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by Sue Riffe in Pinon
Hills/John James Canyon.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 8 Pacific Loon was
reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.   On June 10, Gary Koehn reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 11, Bill Maynard, Christine
Alexander, and Renee Casias reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June
12, Chris Gilbert and Craig Rasmussen reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
---On June 12 John Drummon reported 2 Cassin's Kingbirds and 3 Chihuahuan
Ravens on the Doyle Bridge BBS Route on
Red Top Road.   This is S of VIneland and Avondale.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks - Chaffee CO - North Fork Reservoir
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:57:01 -0600
Birders,
Today Tammy and I were with her family on a very rough drive up Chaffee
County RD 240 near Maysville, CO.
There is a campground on 240 where the good road ends and the 4 wheel drive
rd starts.  It was at this point that we had about 12 Evening Grosbeaks.
At the end of the 4 wheel drive road at North Fork Res, there were Clarks's
Nutcrackers, Gray Jay, RC Kinglet, YR Warbler.

-- 
Ira Sanders
Golden, CO

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Subject: Eastern Meadowlark - Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams)
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:14:21 -0600
Hi all -

Yesterday, I got an email by way of a friend of a friend of a friend of a
bird that looked good for Eastern Meadowlark at the Rocky Mountain
Arsenal.  The photo was taken by Steve Rash who thought is sounded weird
for the meadowlarks he was familiar with.  Steve pointed me to the north
side of Lake Ladora.

This evening, Jeff and I headed up that way and could hear the bird singing
from the parking lot in spite of the wind.

The bird is on the far north side of the lake and seems to enjoy perching
up on the tall dark stalks out in the field.

I managed some mediocre pictures as well as audio of both the song and the
call notes during my stay.

The only other bird of note was a single Grasshopper Sparrow I could hear
buzzing in the tall grass west of the meadowlark.

Hats off to Steve Rash for an awesome find!

Good birding,
Kathy Mihm Dunning
Denver

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Subject: NW CO Part 1; Jackson County and a bit of Larimer County
From: buntingrobinjay AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:31:26 -0700 (PDT)
 

I got back from a trip to North West Colorado, camping at Gates of Lodore 
Dinosaur National Monument and Pearl Lake State Park. Since I birded in 
three different counties I will break up my report into three parts for the 
counties. I began and ended by trip in beautiful Jackson County. On my way 
to Gates of Lodore I stopped at Walden Reservoir and tried to find some of 
the terns. There was many, many double crested cormorants, White Pelicans, 
eared grebes and California Gulls. But I saw at least four Forester’s Terns 
and three *Black Terns* which appeared to be nesting in the submerged 
vegetation to the south of the reservoir, to the left of the gull colony. I 
also saw about four Canvas Backs.This was Monday 6-6.

I returned through Jackson County on Friday 6-10 and stopped at the 
Arapahoe Wildlife Refuge, always a good place. There was the usually ducks, 
with many Gadwalls and one Rudy Duck. I saw one Willet and one Wilson’s 
Phalarope. All this was at the Auto Tour. By the time I got to the 
interruptive trail along the Illinois it was hot so the bird activity had 
died down but I heard one Common Yellow Throat somewhere on the other side 
of the river. However, the main highlight for me was not a bird but a Long 
Tailed Weasel that scampered across the road on the auto tour, right throw 
some Brown Headed Cowbirds and Brewer’s Blackbirds. The blackbirds did not 
notice but the Wyoming Ground Squires sure did. One the way home I stopped 
at Steven’s Gulch in the Pouder Canyon just to get some photos of the 
Pouder and found one American Dipper, which was in Larimer County, the only 
bird in the county from this trip as I did not spend much time there. 
Tomorrow I will try to post a blog on Moffat and Gates of Lodor.

Brian Johnson,

Englewood CO

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Subject: Eastern Screech Owl at Van Bibber
From: John Haycraft <jchaycraft AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:06:50 -0700 (PDT)
Had a successful owling excursion last night with Gary and Greg Witt at Van 
Bibber Open Space in Arvada. We went in the hopes of finding the Eastern 
Screech Owl that's been seen there recently. Found a Great Horned Owl at 
the western end, but the highlight was TWO Eastern Screeches about a 
quarter of a mile from the parking lot where the main path crosses the 
creek. Not a rarity, but we thought others might like to know exactly where 
it was seen if they go looking.

John Haycraft

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Subject: Jefferson County, RED CROSSBILL and other species at Genesee Mountain Park
From: kathanne.lynch AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:50:19 -0700 (PDT)
 

Cobirders: All winter and spring has been an irruptive time for the RED 
CROSSBILL at Genesee Park (I-70, Exit 254, south side of highway 2 miles to 
Group Picnic area and Flagpole). Today we witnessed one adult male feeding 
one young.  Listen for them, and perhaps you will see them in flight or 
feeding in Ponderosa Pine or other trees here at 8000+ feet. I've seen them 
every day this spring that I am in the Park.


Posted by CFO Member Kathanne Lynch of Genesee Mountain, Golden, CO.



Genesee Mountain Park, Jefferson, Colorado, US

Jun 11, 2016 9:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Protocol: Traveling by Foot 1.5 mile(s)

Comments:     Audubon Society of Greater Denver Field Trip. Mary Keithler 
organizer. Kathanne Lynch leader. 

Walked around Group picnic area at 8000 feet, and hiked up Summit Trail to 
top of Genesee Mountain at Flagpole (8264').  69-78 degrees, BF 2-3 wind, 
Mostly Clear.

20 species (+1 other taxa)


Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)  10

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1     calling, not seen

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  5

Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)  4

Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1     heard and not seen

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X

Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  9

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)  1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1

Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea)  9     Carrying food (several times) into 
nest cavity in dead Ponderosa Pine.

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  9     vocal

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)  4

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  7     Vocal. Visible. Active.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  2     Audubon's seen. Calling.

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  3

Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Junco hyemalis caniceps)  5

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)  1     seen by part of group

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)  9     On Ponderosa Pine and firs. Vocal. 
One adult male feeding young.

Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  6     Heard and seen in flight.


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30186699


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 12 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:23:40 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 12, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Sunday, June 12, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta, El Paso)
Green Heron (*Larimer)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan. Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (*Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Delta, *Garfield, *Montrose)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (*Arapahoe, El Paso, Gunnison, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan, Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*El Paso)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Grace's Warbler (*Mesa)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (*Mesa)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Bobolink (Boulder, *EL Paso, Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Sedgwick, Weld, Yuma)

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

ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Gene Rutherford at E CR
42 bridge.

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

DELTA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a singing  Black Phoebe was reported by Mary Harris under the
south most bridge of River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Bobolink was reported by Dean Shoup on Shumway Road.
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.  On June
11, Aaron Driscoll reported 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Funk Road.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 8 Pacific Loon was
reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.   On June 10, Gary Koehn reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On June 11, Bill Maynard, Christine
Alexander, and Renee Casias reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Green Heron was reported by Richard Herrington at Running
Deer Natural Area.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black-throated Sparrow was reported by JoAnn Hackos in
Colorado National Monument on the Devil's Kitchen Trail.
---On June 11 a singing Grace's Warbler was reported by Mike Henwood on
Divide Road/Thimble Point Rd.
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.  On June 11 Rodene Harwood and Ronda Woodward reported 2
Least Flycatcher on PE Rd near Collbran.

MONTROSE COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Black Phoebe was reported by Jon Horm at Riverbottom Park
in Montrose.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 11 a Whimbrel was reported by Chris Gilbert at Lower Latham.
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: El Paso Co. varia
From: "Aaron D." <manitoumauler AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:22:24 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks Glenn!  Both Longspurs exactly where you said.  Lifers for my wife 
and I.   


Aaron Driscoll
Colorado Springs

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 4:56:17 PM UTC-6, Glenn Walbek wrote:
>
> Folks,
>
> I visited Big Johnson Reservoir on my way home from work today, looking 
> for the lingering *Pacific Loon* discovered by Peterson almost 2 weeks 
> ago.  I found the loon close to the southwest shore where good views could 
> be had from the parking area.  The basic plumage *Common Loon* also 
> persists, but a breeding plumage *Red-necked Grebe* was a colorful 
> surprise.  
>
> Possibly more significant, I observed an adult, male *Chestnut-collared 
> Longspur* south of Calhan in northeast El Paso County.  Neither Colorado 
> Birding Atlases show this species as a breeder in El Paso County.  I can 
> not yet confirm breeding of this species in El Paso County, however the 
> date suggests breeding is occurring there. * McCown's Longspurs* are not 
> uncommon breeders in northeast  El Paso County and I have recently observed 
> hatched youngsters of this species.  The potential of a late/early, 
> migrating Chestnut-collared Longspur in this area seems remote given the 
> date. I will post to this list if I can confirm breeding of 
> Chestnut-Collared Longspurs in El Paso Co. and call for the presses to stop 
> at Atlas II ;-)
>
> Glenn Walbek
> Castle Rock, CO
> https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/browse
>

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 11 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 04:23:48 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 11, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, June 11, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
Note / warblers and other migrants on the move.  Go out and find more!!

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta, El Paso)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Whimbrel (Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Greater Roadrunner (*El Paso)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan. *Yuma))
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Yuma)
Least Flycatcher (Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Black Phoebe (Delta)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan, *Yuma)
Cassin's Kingbird (El Paso, Gunnison, Weld)
Bell's Vireo (Logan, *Yuma)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (El Paso)
Ovenbird (Washington)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan, Teller)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Bobolink (Boulder, Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Sedgwick, Weld, *yuma)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 10 a Greater Roadrunner was reported by Sharon Milito in the
Corral Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 8 Pacific Loon was reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.   On June
10, Gary Koehn reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On June 10 at Hale Ponds, Steve Mlodinow reported 11 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 9 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 6 Great Crested Flycatchers, and 6
Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 10 at Simmons SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed Woodpecker
and 7 Bell's Vireos.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: San Luis Valley, May 29-June 5
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:04:31 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, everybody. See below for an online slideshow of birds in the San 
Luis Valley, May 29-June 5. Highlights included Mexican Duck, Bufflehead, 
Common Merganser, Dusky Grouse, American Bittern, Snowy Egret, Black-necked 
Stilt, Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Western 
Gull, Black Tern, Western Screech-Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet 
Owl, Black Swift, Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Peregrine 
Falcon, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Bunting, and Sagebrush Sparrow. Here's the 
slideshow:

http://tinyurl.com/Zapata-2016

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 10 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:04:26 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 10, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 10, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
Note / warblers and other migrants on the move.  Go out and find more!!

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta, *El Paso)
Broad-winged Hawk (Boulder, Larimer)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
Whimbrel (*Weld)
White-rumped Sandpiper (*El Paso, Weld)
WESTERN GULL (Costilla)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Delta)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan)
Cassin's Kingbird (El Paso, Gunnison, Logan, Otero, Weld)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Chaffee)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*El Paso)
Ovenbird (Washington)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan, *Teller)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montezuma)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Bobolink (Boulder,*Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Logan, Otero, Sedgwick, Weld)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 4 at Picture Canyon, Dale Adams reported 4 Chihuahuan Ravens,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow and a pair of Painted Buntings.
---Painted Buntings were reported by Connie Kogler on May 30 at Picture
Canyon.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
.--On June 3 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was found by Jason Beason in
Salida on CR 175.  This a new bird for Chaffee County.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 4 an ad WESTERN GULL was reported by Ted Floyd at Smith
Reservoir SWA at the south end of the reservoir.
This would be the 5th state record if accepted and a first for Costilla
County.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 9, Glenn Walbek and Chris Brobin reported Pacific Loon and
breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Big Johnson and
Mark Peterson also reported 4 White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 9, an ad m Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported by Glenn
Walbek s of Calhan on Funk Road at intersection with N Yoder Rd.
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 8 Pacific Loon was reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 3 a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by Glenn Walbek and Mark
Peterson on CR 5 from CR 82 to CR 92.
---On June 3 an imm Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner at CSU Environmental Learning Center.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On June 3 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 29 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 8 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, Least
Flycatcher, 6 Great Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, 10 Bell's
Vireos, 6 Field Sparrows, 10 Northern Cardinals and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G road area, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Gray Flycatcher, Bewick's Wren, 5 Lucy's Warblers, and 3
Black-throated Sparrows.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Holbrook Reservoir, Dale Adams reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

TELLER COUNTY:
---On June 9, a singing Field Sparrow was reported by Jeff Jones at Manitou
Lake below the dam about 50 yards in front of "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 9 a Whimbrel was reported by Andrew Fontenot at Beebe Draw.
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 4 at Woods Lake, David Dowell reported Lesser Black-backed Gull
and Caspian Tern.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Today’s (June 9) Google Doodle
From: kathanne.lynch AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:44:57 -0700 (PDT)
 

Hello fellow birding enthusiasts!  Today’s (June 9) Google Doodle is in 
honor of us.  Just go to


https://www.google.com/


Kathanne Lynch

Genesee Mountain

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Subject: El Paso Co. varia
From: Glenn Walbek <gwalbek AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:56:17 -0700 (PDT)
Folks,

I visited Big Johnson Reservoir on my way home from work today, looking for 
the lingering *Pacific Loon* discovered by Peterson almost 2 weeks ago.  I 
found the loon close to the southwest shore where good views could be had 
from the parking area.  The basic plumage *Common Loon* also persists, but 
a breeding plumage *Red-necked Grebe* was a colorful surprise.  

Possibly more significant, I observed an adult, male *Chestnut-collared 
Longspur* south of Calhan in northeast El Paso County.  Neither Colorado 
Birding Atlases show this species as a breeder in El Paso County.  I can 
not yet confirm breeding of this species in El Paso County, however the 
date suggests breeding is occurring there. * McCown's Longspurs* are not 
uncommon breeders in northeast  El Paso County and I have recently observed 
hatched youngsters of this species.  The potential of a late/early, 
migrating Chestnut-collared Longspur in this area seems remote given the 
date. I will post to this list if I can confirm breeding of 
Chestnut-Collared Longspurs in El Paso Co. and call for the presses to stop 
at Atlas II ;-)

Glenn Walbek
Castle Rock, CO
https://gwalbek.smugmug.com/browse

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Subject: An Adventure in SE Colorado - Thank you Heather Morris!
From: Susan Wise <burrowingowlsusan AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 14:21:20 -0700 (PDT)

Maikel and I and Jamie Simo were doing an adventure to Mesa Verde so we 
decided to stop into the CPW office in Durango to pick up a copy of the 
Southwestern Trail Guide of the Colorado Birding Trail.  Maybe we could fit 
in a bit of birding in between the cliff dwellings?  After speaking a few 
minutes with the representative behind the counter, we find out that she is 
Heather Morris, President of the Durango Bird Club. Heather was amazing. 
 She told us where to go for all sorts of birds.  


Heather sent us to The Knife Edge Trail off of Morefield Campground where 
we saw Chukar and numerous other species.  Maikel looked for a mountain 
lion for hours and hours along this trail.  It was like looking for the 
Golden-crowned Sparrow at Teller Lake #5 or Big Foot.



 



Heather sent us to various areas within Mesa Verde National Monument where 
we saw creatures that we didn't know existed.  After hours and hours of 
hearing a particular bird song, we finally saw the bird and figured out it 
was a Black-throated Gray Warbler much to our surprise!  Some of these 
things don't sound anything like recordings.



 


 


 

 She sent us to check out a cache tree for Acorn Woodpeckers.  We've seen 
numerous ACWO in Arizona but never a cache tree.  This was epic. 

 


 


She 

sent us to Jersey Jim Flats where we saw Fox Sparrows and Grouse strutting 
their stuff. 

 


 


She 

sent us to Yellow Jacket Canyon for Lucy's Warblers and Black-throated 
Sparrows.  Gambel's Quail were calling from every direction. 

 


 


Of 

course, this was just while we were taking breaks from touring Mesa Verde 
National Park. 

 


 


 


My 

favorite of the week was not a bird or a cliff dwelling, but the following: 

 




 


Heather 

Morris, a huge THANK YOU!  We had not intended on exploring as much as we 
did.  It is hard to navigate a new area.  You made it fun and exciting and 
easy.  We appreciate all the tips you gave us 

Thanks 

so much from Susan Wise, Maikel Wise, Jamie Simo and her spouse that we 
dragged along. 

From 

the Boulder County Folks 

 


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Subject: Broad-winged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-eyed Vireo, and others
From: Jack Bushong <jbushong1128 AT bvsd.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:19:46 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
Yesterday I found a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk at Skunk Canyon Trails in 
Boulder County. It was heading NE when I last saw it. Today there were 2 
male American Redstarts singing along the ditch near the South Mesa 
Trailhead, along with 2 Red-eyed Vireos. A Ferruginous Hawk was soaring a 
ways up South Mesa Trail, and there were a few Lazuli Buntings, chats, and 
many towhees.


Good Birding, 
Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Subject: Field Sparrow - Manitou Lake, Teller County
From: "Jeff J Jones" <JJones AT JonesTC.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:07:01 -0600
Today, I had my 2nd ever Field Sparrow in Colorado, both at Manitou Lake
(previous one in 2011).

 

Seems like a rare find to me. It was singing non-stop. Both sides of the
creek, below the dam, 50 yards in front of the "Abert's Squirrel" sign.

 



 

Other than that, nesting is in full swing at Manitou Lake right now.

 

Jeff J Jones

(  jjones AT jonestc.com)

Teller County - 8500' - Montane Woodlands

 

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Subject: Phoebe Snetsinger
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:01:26 -0700 (PDT)
Checkout the artwork on the Google home page www.google.com it is a tribute 
to Phoebe Snetsinger.  Rare that a birder is ever recognized.

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 9 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 04:19:13 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 9, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, June 9, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
Note / warblers and other migrants on the move.  Go out and find more!!

Pacific Loon (*El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta)
Broad-winged Hawk (*Boulder, Larimer)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
White-rumped Sandpiper (*El Paso, Weld)
WESTERN GULL (Costilla)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Delta)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan)
Cassin's Kingbird (El Paso, Gunnison, Logan, Otero, Weld)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Chaffee)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Bewick's Wren (Montezuma)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Ovenbird (Washington)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan)
Black-throated Sparrow (Montezuma)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande, *Saguache)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Bobolink (Boulder, *Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Logan, Otero, Sedgwick, Weld)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 4 at Picture Canyon, Dale Adams reported 4 Chihuahuan Ravens,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow and a pair of Painted Buntings.
---Painted Buntings were reported by Connie Kogler on May 30 at Picture
Canyon.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 8 a molting juv Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Jack Bushong
soaring over Shunk Canyon Trails area in Boulder.
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
.--On June 3 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was found by Jason Beason in
Salida on CR 175.  This a new bird for Chaffee County.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 4 an ad WESTERN GULL was reported by Ted Floyd at Smith
Reservoir SWA at the south end of the reservoir.
This would be the 5th state record if accepted and a first for Costilla
County.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.
On June 8 Pacific Loon was reported b Kyle Hawley at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.  This is an unusual please for
this first county record.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.  On June 8, Carig
Rasmussen reported 3 Bobolink (2m, 1f) S of Apex Field.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 3 a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by Glenn Walbek and Mark
Peterson on CR 5 from CR 82 to CR 92.
---On June 3 an imm Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner at CSU Environmental Learning Center.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On June 3 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 29 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 8 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, Least
Flycatcher, 6 Great Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, 10 Bell's
Vireos, 6 Field Sparrows, 10 Northern Cardinals and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G road area, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Gray Flycatcher, Bewick's Wren, 5 Lucy's Warblers, and 3
Black-throated Sparrows.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Holbrook Reservoir, Dale Adams reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SAGUACHE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a f Scarlet Tanager was reported by Daniel Fleming near US 286
and CR T.  This would be a county record for
Saguache if accepted.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 4 at Woods Lake, David Dowell reported Lesser Black-backed Gull
and Caspian Tern.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Scarlet Tanagers in Colorado 6/5 -6/6
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 21:05:34 -0600
It is interesting that Colorado had 3 Scarlet Tanagers in scattered
locations on June 5 and June 6.

A male was reported by Casey Setash on Monte Vista NWR (Rio Grande) on June
5

A female was reported by Daniel Fleming in Saguache County on June 5.

A male was reported by Lark Latch in Boulder on June 6.

Did some weather phenomena bring these birds to Colorado?

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Red-eyed vireo South Mesa Trailhead
From: "'William Fink' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 18:37:16 -0600
Bird was singing today in same spot as reported yesterday at 1:45 PM.  
Sent from my iPhoneBill Fink

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 8 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 04:04:17 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 8, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 8, 2016, sponsored by
Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
Note / warblers and other migrants on the move.  Go out and find more!!

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (*Archculeta)
Broad-winged Hawk (Larimer)
American Golden Plover (Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (Logan)
White-rumped Sandpiper (El Paso, Weld)
WESTERN GULL (Costilla)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Logan, *Mesa, Prowers, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, La Plata, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Delta)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Logan)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, El Paso, *Gunnison, La Plata, Larimer, Logan,
Otero, Weld)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Chaffee)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Philadelphia Vireo (Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Bewick's Wren (LaPlata, Montezuma)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan)
Wood Thrush (Jefferson)
Ovenbird (Washington)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Douglas)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (Douglas, Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler ( Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Logan)
Canyon Towhee (Boulder)
Field Sparrow (Logan)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, La Plata, Montezuma)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Conejos, La Plata)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder)
Scarlet Tanager (Boulder, Rio Grande)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Bobolink (Boulder, Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Logan, Otero, Sedgwick, Weld)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.  On June 6, Jim Beatty
reported that the Red-necked Grebe continues at Village Lake in Pagosa
Springs.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 4 at Picture Canyon, Dale Adams reported 4 Chihuahuan Ravens,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow and a pair of Painted Buntings.
---Painted Buntings were reported by Connie Kogler on May 30 at Picture
Canyon.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.
---On June 1 a Least Flycatcher was reported by David Dowell at Skunk
Canyon Trails.
---On June 1, Christian Nunes heard a Cassin's Kingbird at Eldorado
Mountain Open Space in Boulder.
---On May 31 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Cole Wolf and Nathan Senner in
the Ward area.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
.--On June 3 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was found by Jason Beason in
Salida on CR 175.  This a new bird for Chaffee County.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 2 John Rawinski reported 6 Black-throated Sparrows and Sagebrush
Sparrows in John James Canyon.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 4 an ad WESTERN GULL was reported by Ted Floyd at Smith
Reservoir SWA at the south end of the reservoir.
This would be the 5th state record if accepted and a first for Costilla
County.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.
On June 6, Jeff Thompson and Karen Metz reported Black-and-white Warbler at
Castlewood Canyon SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 31 at W end of Hanowver Road, Scott Somershoe reported m
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On May 31 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Cici Lee at Ramah Reservoir.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Jason Beason at 10,000 ft
elevation in lodgepole pine/conifer habitat near where 209.1B Road
intersects Main Road up to Cottonwood Pass.  This is an unusual please for
this first county record.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On May 30, 3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by Maikel and Susan Wise at
Meadow Road at Rafter J Subdivision.
---On May 30 Heather and Riley Morris reported Gray Flycatcher, 2
Black-throated Sparrows and 5 Sagebrush Sparrows on CR 136 from Rd 128 to
Hwy 140.  On May 31 Jason St Pierre reported Cassin's Kingbird, 2 Bewick's
Wrens, Black-throated Sparrow and 5 Sagebrush Sparrows on CR 136 from Rd
128 to Hwy 140.  On June 1 on CR 136, Ryan Votta reported 2 Gray
Flycatcher, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds, Black-throated Sparrow, and 3 Sagebrush
Sparrows.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 3 a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by Glenn Walbek and Mark
Peterson on CR 5 from CR 82 to CR 92.
---On June 3 an imm Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner at CSU Environmental Learning Center.
---On June 2 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner near Norwood Lane west of High School.
---On June 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Irene Fortune and Lauried
Kleespes at Boyd Lake SP.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On June 3 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 29 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 8 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, Least
Flycatcher, 6 Great Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, 10 Bell's
Vireos, 6 Field Sparrows, 10 Northern Cardinals and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 2 on CR 95 N of Red Lion, Sue Riffe reported 4 Bell's Vireos.
---On June 1 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Eric DeFonso reported 2+ Northern
Cardinals, pair of Great Crested Flycatchers, Field Sparrow, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell's Vireo, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.

MESA COUNTY:
---On June 7 a singing Least Flycatcher was reported by Nic Korte in
Collbran West.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G road area, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Gray Flycatcher, Bewick's Wren, 5 Lucy's Warblers, and 3
Black-throated Sparrows.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Holbrook Reservoir, Dale Adams reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 4 at Woods Lake, David Dowell reported Lesser Black-backed Gull
and Caspian Tern.
---On June 2 at Crow Valley CG, Norm Lewis reported Yellow-throated Vireo.
---On May 31 at Crow Valley CG, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated
Vireo, Least Flycatcher and Northern Parula.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell
reported 7 Red-headed Woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested
Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Black and white warbler, Castlewood Canyon
From: Marie Hoerner <mhoerner AT uchicago.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 23:09:52 -0600
Hello everyone,

I am going to try for the black and white warbler that folks have been
seeing at Castlewood Canyon the last few days. Does anyone know exactly
where it has been seen most recently? Thanks,

Marie Hoerner
Castle Rock

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Subject: Red-eyed Vireo, S Mesa Trail, Boulder
From: bay.wren AT gmail.com
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:57:21 -0600
Bird is currently singing from the cottonwoods between the two water courses 
near the trailhead, in the same spot that the bird has occurred in the past few 
years. I don't believe it had been reported this year before. 


By the way, does anyone know where on this trail the Canyon Towhee was 
detected? 


Eric DeFonso
Westminster, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 7 June 2016
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 04:01:32 -0600
Compiler:  Joyce Takamine
e-mail:    RBA AT cobirds.org
Date:  June 7, 2016
This is the Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 7, 2016, sponsored by Denver
Field
Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species).
Note / warblers and other migrants on the move.  Go out and find more!!

Pacific Loon (El Paso)
Red-necked Grebe (Archculeta)
Broad-winged Hawk (Larimer)
American Golden Plover (*Weld)
Upland Sandpiper (*Logan)
White-rumped Sandpiper (*El Paso, *Weld)
WESTERN GULL (Costilla)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Weld)
Caspian Tern (*Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Logan)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (El Paso)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Boulder, Logan, Prowers, Weld)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, La Plata, Montezuma)
Black Phoebe (Delta)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Logan)
Cassin's Kingbird (Boulder, El Paso, La Plata, Larimer, Logan, Otero, Weld)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Chaffee)
Bell's Vireo (*Logan)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Weld)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Jefferson)
Chihuahuan Raven (Baca)
Bewick's Wren (LaPlata, Montezuma)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Logan)
Wood Thrush (*Jefferson)
Ovenbird (Washington)
Black-and-white Warbler (Douglas)
Lucy's Warbler (Montezuma)
Nashville Warbler (Boulder, Jefferson)
Northern Parula (*Douglas, Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler ( Larimer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Boulder)
Palm Warbler (Yuma)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Baca)
EASTERN TOWHEE (*Logan)
Canyon Towhee (*Boulder)
Field Sparrow (*Logan)
Black-throated Sparrow (Conejos, La Plata, Montezuma)
Sagebrush Sparrow (Conejos, La Plata)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Boulder)
Scarlet Tanager (*Boulder, Rio Grande)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
Bobolink (Boulder, Jefferson, Weld)
Baltimore Oriole (Bent, Logan, Otero, Sedgwick, Weld)

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

ARCHULETA COUNTY:
---On May 31, an ad breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe was reported by
Satoko Lincoln at Village Lake Reservoir in Pagosa Springs.  On June 4, Ben
Bailey reported Red-necked Grebe at Village Lake.  This is first county
record of Red-necked Grebe for Archuleta County.

BACA COUNTY:
---On June 4 at Picture Canyon, Dale Adams reported 4 Chihuahuan Ravens,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow and a pair of Painted Buntings.
---Painted Buntings were reported by Connie Kogler on May 30 at Picture
Canyon.

BENT COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Baltimore Oriole was reported by Mark Miller at CR JJ and CR
20.

BOULDER COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Scarlet Tanager was reported by Lark Latch at Boulder Valley
Ranch on the Sage Trail.
---On June 6 a Canyon Towhee was reported by Kim Mauritz on the South Mesa
Trail.
---On June 5 a pair of Bobolinks was reported by Bill Kaempfer on Teller
Lake # 5 trail.
---On June 1 a Least Flycatcher was reported by David Dowell at Skunk
Canyon Trails.
---On June 1, Christian Nunes heard a Cassin's Kingbird at Eldorado
Mountain Open Space in Boulder.
---On May 31 a Fox Sparrow was reported by Cole Wolf and Nathan Senner in
the Ward area.

CHAFFEE COUNTY:
.--On June 3 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was found by Jason Beason in
Salida on CR 175.  This a new bird for Chaffee County.

CONEJOS COUNTY:
---On June 2 John Rawinski reported 6 Black-throated Sparrows and Sagebrush
Sparrows in John James Canyon.

COSTILLA COUNTY:
---On June 4 an ad WESTERN GULL was reported by Ted Floyd at Smith
Reservoir SWA at the south end of the reservoir.
This would be the 5th state record if accepted and a first for Costilla
County.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
---On June 6 a singing Northern Parula was reported by Tim Ryan at
Castlewood Canyon SP.  The Parula was W of falls.
---On June 4 at Castlewood Canyon Road, Glenn Walbek reported 2
Black-and-white Warblers (1 1-st yr m, 1f) and a singing Northern Parula.

EL PASO COUNTY:
---On June 4, John Drummond reported 5 White-rumped Sandpipers at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  On June 6, John Drummond reported 1 White-rumped Sandpiper
at Ramah Reservoir SWA.
---On May 31 at W end of Hanowver Road, Scott Somershoe reported m
Ladder-backed Woodpecker and Curve-billed Thrasher.
---On May 31 a Gray Flycatcher was reported by Cici Lee at Ramah Reservoir.
---On May 26 a basic plumaged Pacific Loon was reported by Mark Peterson at
Big Johnson.  On May 27 Aaron Driscoll, and Kyle and Caleb Hawley reported
Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.  On May 28 the Pacific Loon was reported by
Mel Goff and several other birders at Big Johnson.  On May 29 a Pacific
Loon was reported at Big Johnson by David Chartier, Chris Brobin, John
Drummond, and Bill Kaempfer.  On May 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by
Tanja Britton at Big Johnson.  On May 31, Alan Versaw reported Pacific Loon
and Cassin's Kingbird at Big Johnson.  On June 1, Kyle Hawley and Gloria
Nikolia reported Pacific Loon at Big Johnson.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
---On June 6 a Philadelphia Vireo was reported by Matt Clark and Susan
Bonfiglio at Corwina Park.
---On June 6 a Wood Thrush was reported by Frank Farrell at Corwina Park by
a small pond on the N side of hwy.
---On May 28, 3 m Bobolinks were reported by David Ross in an unmowed filed
SE of Apex Center, Aaron Shipe reported 2 Bobolink at Apex, and Mark Chavez
reported 2 Bobolink at Ralston Valley Park.  On May 30 Norm Lewis reported
a Bobolink at Apex Park and Chip Clouse reported a pair of Bobolinks at
Apex Park.  On May 31, Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Chip
Clouse, Pablo Quezada, Craig Rasmussen, Matt Clark, and Susan Bonfiglio.
On June 1 Bobolinks were reported near the Apex Center by Doug Kibbe, Joey
Angstman, and Betty Glass.  On June 2, Gwen Moore reported 2 Bobolink near
Apex Center.  On June 4, Barry G reported a Bobolink near Apex Center.  On
June 5, Tamie Bulow reported Bobolink at Apex Center.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
---On May 30, 3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by Maikel and Susan Wise at
Meadow Road at Rafter J Subdivision.
---On May 30 Heather and Riley Morris reported Gray Flycatcher, 2
Black-throated Sparrows and 5 Sagebrush Sparrows on CR 136 from Rd 128 to
Hwy 140.  On May 31 Jason St Pierre reported Cassin's Kingbird, 2 Bewick's
Wrens, Black-throated Sparrow and 5 Sagebrush Sparrows on CR 136 from Rd
128 to Hwy 140.  On June 1 on CR 136, Ryan Votta reported 2 Gray
Flycatcher, 2 Cassin's Kingbirds, Black-throated Sparrow, and 3 Sagebrush
Sparrows.

LARIMER COUNTY:
---On June 3 a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by Glenn Walbek and Mark
Peterson on CR 5 from CR 82 to CR 92.
---On June 3 an imm Broad-winged Hawk was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner at CSU Environmental Learning Center.
---On June 2 a Chestnut-sided Warbler was reported by Nick Komar and
Brandon Nooner near Norwood Lane west of High School.
---On June 1 a Cassin's Kingbird was reported by Irene Fortune and Lauried
Kleespes at Boyd Lake SP.

LOGAN COUNTY:
---On June 5 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Tom Behnfield reported EASTERN TOWHEE,
Great Crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Upland sandpiper, Field Sparrow,
and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
---On June 3 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Steve Mlodinow reported 29 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 8 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, Least
Flycatcher, 6 Great Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, 10 Bell's
Vireos, 6 Field Sparrows, 10 Northern Cardinals and 2 Baltimore Orioles.
---On June 2 on CR 95 N of Red Lion, Sue Riffe reported 4 Bell's Vireos.
---On June 1 at Tamarack Ranch SWA, Eric DeFonso reported 2+ Northern
Cardinals, pair of Great Crested Flycatchers, Field Sparrow, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bell's Vireo, and Gray-cheeked Thrush.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Yellowjacket Canyon/G road area, Kathy Mihm Dunning
reported Gray Flycatcher, Bewick's Wren, 5 Lucy's Warblers, and 3
Black-throated Sparrows.

OTERO COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Holbrook Reservoir, Dale Adams reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.

PROWERS COUNTY:
---On June 5 a Least Flycatcher was reorted by Mark Miller at Lamar
Community College Woods.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY:
---On June 5 a m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Casey Setash by the
bunkhouse of Monte Vista NWR.  This area is not
pubicly accessible.  Casey will update tomorrow if the tanager returns and
let us know when they will be a the bunkhouse for
a possible visit.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
---On June 3 at Sedgwick Cemetery, Steve Mlodinow reported Red-headed
Woodpecker and Baltimore Oriole.

WELD COUNTY:
---On June 6 a m breeding plumaged American Golden Plover and 42
 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Richard and Christine Sparks at
Lower Latham Reservoir.
---On June 6 15 White-rumped Sandpipers were reported by Steve Mlodinow.
---On June 6 a Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
---On June 5 at Lower Latham Reservoir, 61 White-rumped Sandpipers were
reported by Art Hudake, Mark Chavez, and Tom Behnfield.  On June 6 Steve
Mlodinow reported 60 White-rumped Sandpipers at Lower Latham.
---On June 5 a Bobolink was reported by David Govoni at Hwy 14 and CR 61.
---On June 5 at Crow Valley CG, Robert Beauchamp reported Cassin's Kingbird
and Baltimore Oriole.
---On June 5 at a pond on CR 49 south of Latham, Bill Fink reported 15
White-rumped Sandpipers.
---On June 4 at Woods Lake, David Dowell reported Lesser Black-backed Gull
and Caspian Tern.
---On June 2 at Crow Valley CG, Norm Lewis reported Yellow-throated Vireo.
---On May 31 at Crow Valley CG, Steve Mlodinow reported Yellow-throated
Vireo, Least Flycatcher and Northern Parula.

YUMA COUNTY:
---On May 29 at Sandy Bluffs State Trust Lands and SWA, David Dowell
reported 7 Red-headed Woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 2 Great Crested
Flycatchers, Northern Waterthrush, and 2 Baltimore Orioles.

Denver Field Ornithologists Field Trips

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, June 12 will be to Meyer Ranch Park led by
Karen Drozda and Mary Geder (drozforte AT AOL.com; 303-388-0891).  This
Trip is full

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday Jun 12 will be to Cherry Creek SP Wetlands
Loop led by Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303-941-4881).  Meet
at Prairie Loop lot in Cherry Creek SP.  State Parks pass or day pass
required.  This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the
important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles.
Trails could be slippery or muddy, so dress accordingly.  Bring water and
snacks;  Lunch is optional.  Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Eastern Towhee @ Tamarack SWA (Logan County)
From: Tom Behnfield <behnfield AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 21:00:38 -0700 (PDT)
Art Hudak, Mark Chavez & I spent the day on Sunday at Tamarack SWA and 
environs. The highlight of the day was an Eastern Towhee way out on the 
west side. During one of our numerous stops scanning for Dicksissel (which 
we didn't find until we stopped at Merino (Logan County) on the way home,) 
one of us spotted an unusually black and unspotted Towhee. 

We studied the bird for quite a while while trying, mostly in vain, to get 
good photographic evidence. The bird had a very black back, and a lack of 
the spots seen on the Spotted Towhee. One of my photos is attached. I'm 
pretty sure Mark got decent shots, as he usually does.

Other sightings included Great-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 
Indigo Bunting, Bell's Vireo, Northern Bobwhite, Upland Sandpiper, Field 
Sparrow, lots of Orchard Orioles, and even more Red-headed Woodpeckers.

Good birding,

Tom Behnfield
Lakewood, CO
behnfield AT q.com



 




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Subject: Summit County Birds
From: Jack Bushong <jbushong1128 AT bvsd.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 14:34:57 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all, 
Sorry for the delayed post.
One May 27 at the Soda Creek Inlet the Common Goldeneye continues. There 
was also Shovelers, Snipes, 4 types of sparrows, and a Wilson's Phalarope, 
which may be Summit Counties first record on Ebird. A few Ruddy Ducks have 
been at the Frisco Marina of Dillion Reservoir for the past 2 weeks. At a 
lake near Frisco there were vireos, grosbeaks, and Cinnamon Teals on May 
30. Yesterday there were nutcrackers and a female Dusky Grouse on Mount 
Royal, as well as 2 Turkey Vultures and many, many swallows on the lake 
near Frisco.











Good Birding, 
Jack Bushong, 
Louisville, CO

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Subject: Re: Can Cormorants Help Control Great Lakes Invaders?
From: Matthew Baker <mattbaker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:59:29 -0700 (PDT)
I wish this had come around before they culled the cormorants living on the 
islands off of Point Pelee, Ontario / Ohio in Lake Erie:


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cormorant-debate-which-part-of-the-ecosystem-to-protect-1.859181 


http://www.outdoornews.com/August-2011/OH-Cormorant-cull-running-on-Lake-Erie/

But although It was quite a stink at the time, they ruled that protecting 
the habitat of the islands was more important than anything else...


-Matt Baker 

(formerly Windsor, Ontario... now Denver, CO)



On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 12:19:39 PM UTC-6, Betsy R wrote:
>
> In light of the excellent, recent DFO meeting topic, results of compelling 
> research on cormorant diet: 
> 
http://greatlakesecho.org/2016/06/06/can-cormorants-help-control-great-lakes-invaders/ 

>
> Betsy Rumely
> Denver
>

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Subject: Re: Bobolink , Dickcissel , Fountain , El Paso County
From: "'Night Crawler' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 20:10:58 -0700 (PDT)
Thank You. I saw the Dickcissel. No Boblink today.
On Monday, May 30, 2016 at 8:25:28 PM UTC-6, John D wrote:
>
> CO Birders :
>
>     The previously reported male Bobolink has been joined by at least one 
> Dickcissel along Shumway Road this morning in the alfafa field to the east 
> of Shumway Road , Fountain , El Paso County .
> [image: IMG_5003.1.jpg]
>  
> John Drummond
> Colorado Springs
> El Paso County
>

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Subject: Can Cormorants Help Control Great Lakes Invaders?
From: Betsy R <esrumely AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:04:02 -0600
In light of the excellent, recent DFO meeting topic, results of compelling
research on cormorant diet:

http://greatlakesecho.org/2016/06/06/can-cormorants-help-control-great-lakes-invaders/ 


Betsy Rumely
Denver

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