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30 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
29 Aug Chase Trip results -- Denver, Washington, Morgan Counties [Chris Rurik ]
29 Aug Pawnee (Weld) and CR 5 (Larimer) 8/29 ["Mark Miller" ]
29 Aug Pueblo birds 8/29 (Bell's Vireo) ["Brandon K. Percival" ]
29 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
28 Aug Chatfield SP - Jeffco/Dougco - SB Dowitcher [Ira Sanders ]
28 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
27 Aug Full Moon and Migration [Steven Brown ]
27 Aug Phalaropes and Stilts at Duck Lake (LARIMER) [John Shenot ]
27 Aug Congratulations to Mark Chavez on the first Jefferson County report of Short-billed Dowitcher! [Joe Roller ]
27 Aug Platte River Delta--JEFFCO []
27 Aug Warbler movement in El Paso County [David Tonnessen ]
27 Aug Cassin's Vireo, Dixon Res, Larimer Cty [Brad Biggerstaff ]
27 Aug Cassin's Vireo - Rocky Mtn Arsenal - Adams [JBreitsch - Denver ]
27 Aug Cassin's Vireo - Pueblo Co. 8/27 ["Brandon K. Percival" ]
27 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
26 Aug North Park (Jackson County) shorebirds, ibis, egrets and waxwings [Charles Hundertmark ]
26 Aug RFI -- Arapahoe Cty Playa [Chris Rurik ]
26 Aug Clear Spg Ranch, El Paso Co, Wed [Steven Brown ]
26 Aug No. Goshawk, Staunton SP, Jeffco. [Paula Hansley ]
24 Aug Birding Fair is now Nature's Harvest Fest 9/12 [Zoe Shark ]
25 Aug Cherry Creek Passerines [Steven Kennedy ]
25 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
24 Aug Riverside Cemetery, etc., Lamar (Prowers) on 8/24 [DAVID A LEATHERMAN ]
24 Aug More on Chatfield today [David Suddjian ]
24 Aug Shorebirds at Chatfield SP- Jefferson and Douglas County [Douglas Kibbe ]
24 Aug Few Good Birds/Weld and Larimer ["The \"Nunn Guy\"" ]
24 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
23 Aug RFI Carolina Wren Wetmore, Custer Co. ["Brandon K. Percival" ]
23 Aug Migrants, CSR, El Paso, Co, Sunday [Steve Brown ]
23 Aug Wilson's Warbler in western Centennial, Arapahoe County [KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds ]
23 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
23 Aug Re: Anyone nocturnal listening tonight? [Ted Floyd ]
22 Aug Anyone nocturnal listening tonight? [Bryan Guarente ]
22 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
21 Aug DFO Program meeting this coming Monday! August 24th ["Mary Cay" ]
21 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Ramah SWA, El Paso County [Gary Koehn ]
21 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Ramah SWA, El Paso cty []
21 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
21 Aug Where are the playas? [William H Kaempfer ]
20 Aug Carolina Wren- Wetmore (Custer Co.) [Alec Hopping ]
20 Aug Shorebirds, Lone Tree Reservoir--, Larimer County [Richard Pautsch ]
20 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
19 Aug Re: Eastern "Lillian's) Meadowlark - Macintosh Lake - Boulder Co [Todd Deininger ]
19 Aug Eastern "Lillian's) Meadowlark - Macintosh Lake - Boulder Co [Ira Sanders ]
19 Aug missing bird []
19 Aug Elbert Co, 18 Aug [Scott Somershoe ]
19 Aug Re: Denver has two new eBird hotspots - Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High (restricted access) [Ted Floyd ]
19 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
18 Aug RE: Hawaiis Big Island ["gene.saddle via Colorado Birds" ]
18 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
17 Aug Email got hacked ["'Mary Keithler' via Colorado Birds" ]
17 Aug Wilson Phalaropes, Lake San Cristobal, Hinsdale County. [Gary Koehn ]
17 Aug Park (and some Jefferson Co), 14 August [Scott Somershoe ]
17 Aug Northeast Colorado - Mostly Logan county [JBreitsch - Denver ]
17 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
16 Aug Ruby-throated Hummingbird - No Show Today, Larimer County ["Ken & Christie Pals" ]
16 Aug CFO Brown's Canyon Friday trip [Joyce Takamine ]
16 Aug Re: Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch??? [Matt Crooks ]
16 Aug Re: Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch??? [Joe Roller ]
16 Aug Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch??? [Matt Crooks ]
16 Aug Re: help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty) [Ted Floyd ]
16 Aug Re: help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty) [Ted Floyd ]
16 Aug Hawaiis Big Island ["'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" ]
16 Aug help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty) [Linda Andes-Georges ]
16 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
16 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
15 Aug Larimer hotspot [Nick Komar ]
15 Aug Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Larimer County ["Ken & Christie Pals" ]
15 Aug McIntosh Lake 8/15 ["Mark Miller" ]
15 Aug Cedar Waxwing, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday [Steven Brown ]
15 Aug Park County Aug 13 [David Suddjian ]
15 Aug Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2015 [Joyce Takamine ]
14 Aug Please help me identify this silhouette of a bird [Nico Toutenhoofd ]
14 Aug Lillian's Meadowlarks , Mcintosh Lake , Boulder County ["'John D' via Colorado Birds" ]
14 Aug Willow Flycatcher CSR, El Paso Co., Friday [Steve Brown ]

Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 30 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:19:25 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 30, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Sunday, August 30 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (*Logan, Prowers, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Least Flycatcher (Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson,  Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas, Jefferson, Weld)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan, *Pueblo)
Philadelphia Vireo (*Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
Blue-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (Kit Carson)
Field Sparrow (Boulder, Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 26, Johanna
Beam reported 2 EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS ( 1 heard, 1 juv seen) at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On Auust 29, Scott Manwaring reported 1 imm EASTERN
MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by Mark Minner-lee at McIntosh Reservoir on
August 24.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Bart Deferme, Kate Frost, and Chuck
Aid on August 26.  One was at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield and the
other at Plum Creek Delta.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Joey Kellner and many others on the
Douglas County side of Chatfield on August 29.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.
--A m Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Paula Hansley at Staunton SP
on August 26.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Mark Chavez and Loch Kilpatrick at
Platte River delta at Chatfield SP on August 27.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--An imm MOURNING WARBLER was reported by Alec Hopping at Flager Reservoir
SWA on August 28.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by David Wade at Douglas Reservoir on August
28.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at Tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.
--On August 29, a Philadelphia Vireo, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers and 3
Red-bellied Woodpeckers were reported by Sue Riffe in Crook at CR 60.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and 2 imm Red-headed
Woodpeckers were reported by Dave Leatherman at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar
(Maple St, N end of Town, E of main) on August 24.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--A Bell's Vireo was reported by Brandon Percival at Rock Canyon at Pueblo
Reservoir on August 29.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Sue Riffe and Glenn Walbek at
Jumbo Reservoir on August 29.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.  On August 24, Steve
Mlodinow reported Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crw Valley CG on
August 26.
--2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs were heard by Mark Miller on CR 75 between
CR 100 and CR 102 on August 29.

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Chase Trip results -- Denver, Washington, Morgan Counties
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:18:26 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all --

Ten DFO birders joined me today for an entertaining chase trip to places 
that seemed ripe for rarities. Decent birds in great habitat. Our stops:

1. Bluff Lake Nature Center (Denver County) -- my home turf has a 
black-necked stilt, rare in Denver County, that has been showing the last 
few days. We were also treated to sora and snipe in the same scope view, 
five solitary sandpipers, and young Swainson's Hawks perched within 20 
yards. Conditions are the best I've seen at Bluff Lake for shorebirds. (If 
you're thinking of looking for shorebirds at Marston Reservoir, don't 
bother. It's chock full of water.)

2. Last Chance (Washington County) -- John B. thought he saw a 
yellow-throated warbler, but it vanished before ID could be confirmed. 
Otherwise ho-hum with willow flycatcher, black-headed grosbeak, wilson's 
warblers, and western wood-pewee evidence of migration. Red-breasted 
Nuthatch was interesting.

3. CO 71 just south of the intersection with Morgan CR G -- three greater 
prairie-chickens.

4. Brush Prairie Ponds SWA (Morgan Co.) -- lots of water, not much 
shorebird habitat, plenty of sparrows and blue grosbeak for study. One 
yellow-headed blackbird, a shrike, and two eared grebes made things 
interesting.

5. Playa at MCR 23 and HH -- awesome setting, the road goes straight 
through this extensive playa. Peeps very nearby on HH. Ten shorebird 
species including very cooperative pectoral sandpipers and a long-billed 
curlew.

6. Playa on MCR 26 between II and JJ -- another great playa. Ten shorebird 
species again, including another LB curlew, stilt sandpipers, impressive 
numbers of phalaropes. Prairie falcon and dickcissels.

7. Playa at MCR JJ and CO 71 -- tough light at our final stop. More large 
birds with many cormorants, some gulls, some shorebirds, etc.

All in all a great day. Hope this helps in planning trips as migration 
ramps up.

Chris Rurik
Denver CO

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Subject: Pawnee (Weld) and CR 5 (Larimer) 8/29
From: "Mark Miller" <snowy.owlets AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:47:48 -0600
Hi Everyone,

 

I walked around Crow Valley Campground and the creek north of it this
morning 8/29. A few migrants were evident: flocks of Wilson's Warblers, a
Townsend's Warbler, a Western Wood-Pewee. I heard 5 Soras and saw one. I got
a glimpse of a Marsh Wren. I flushed a Wilson's Snipe. There were 5 American
Coots. A Blue-winged Teal was in a pool of the creek at the SW corner. WCR
100/75/102 had two Grasshopper Sparrows, a Clay-colored Sparrow, a Brewer's
Sparrow, lots of Vesper Sparrows, a Lark Sparrow, lots of young Lark
Buntings, two Chestnut-collared Longspurs heard. I checked the city park in
Grover, but it was pretty quiet except for Killdeer. I spent the afternoon
on Larimer CR 5, driving and walking the first 3 miles. Two Sage Thrashers
were still around, along with two Brewer's Sparrows, lots of Vesper
Sparrows, a Lark Sparrow, and lots of Lark Buntings. No Grasshoppers and no
Baird's.

 

Mark Miller

Longmont, CO

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Subject: Pueblo birds 8/29 (Bell's Vireo)
From: "Brandon K. Percival" <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:11:58 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
David Chartier and I walked around Rock Canyon, and saw a Bell's Vireo and 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak along the Arkansas River, in the west part of the Osprey 
Picnic Area.  We also saw a male Red-naped Sapsucker and other birds by the 
Cottonwood Picnic Area parking lot.  Yesterday, I saw a female/immature 
American Redstart east of Snakeskin Picnic Area.  All these locations are 
below Pueblo Reservoir dam, Pueblo County. 

For those of you interested in birds at Stadiums, I saw a Cooper's Hawk at 
Cyclone Stadium in Pueblo West, yesterday evening.  I normally only see 
Eurasian Collared-Doves and Killdeer, which also saw yesterday 
evening. Brandon PercivalPueblo West, CO 


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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 29 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:11:07 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 29, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Saturday, August 29 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Prowers, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Jefferson)
Least Flycatcher (Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (Jefferson,  Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas, Jefferson, Weld)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
Blue-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
MOURNING WARBLER (*Kit Carson)
Field Sparrow (Boulder, *Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 26, Johanna
Beam reported 2 EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS ( 1 heard, 1 juv seen) at
McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by Mark Minner-lee at McIntosh Reservoir on
August 24.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Bart Deferme, Kate Frost, and Chuck
Aid on August 26.  One was at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield and the
other at Plum Creek Delta.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.
--A m Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Paula Hansley at Staunton SP
on August 26.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Mark Chavez and Loch Kilpatrick at
Platte River delta at Chatfield SP on August 27.

KIT CARSON COUNTY:
--An imm MOURNING WARBLER was reported by Alec Hopping at Flager Reservoir
SWA on August 28.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by David Wade at Douglas Reservoir on August
28.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and 2 imm Red-headed
Woodpeckers were reported by Dave Leatherman at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar
(Maple St, N end of Town, E of main) on August 24.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.  On August 24, Steve
Mlodinow reported Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crw Valley CG on
August 26.

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com;253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Chatfield SP - Jeffco/Dougco - SB Dowitcher
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:59:03 -0600
Birders,
Went to Chatfield to look for the SB Dowitcher.  I did not see it but I am
confident that I heard it about 11 am.  I was out on the spit and heard a
clear tu-tu-tu towards the east.  The call matched the call on the Sibley
App.  Scanned a lot but never saw it.  Other shorebirds:
Semi Plover
Semi Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Killdeer
Dougco:
Only gulls on the sand spit.  1 Cal Gull.  Apparently when the water was
high beavers made it to the sand spit and chewed off at least 2 trees and
gnawed on several more.

-- 
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Golden, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 28 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:25:43 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 28, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Friday, August 28 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Caspian Tern (Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Logan, Prowers, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (*Jefferson)
Least Flycatcher (Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (*Jefferson,  Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas, Jefferson, *Weld)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Blue-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (Boulder)
Fox Sparrow (Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 26, Johanna
Beam reported 2 EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS ( 1 heard, 1 juv seen) at
McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by Mark Minner-lee at McIntosh Reservoir on
August 24.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Bart Deferme, Kate Frost, and Chuck
Aid on August 26.  One was at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield and the
other at Plum Creek Delta.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.
--A m Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Paula Hansley at Staunton SP
on August 26.
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Mark Chavez and Loch Kilpatrick at
Platte River delta at Chatfield SP on August 27.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and 2 imm Red-headed
Woodpeckers were reported by Dave Leatherman at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar
(Maple St, N end of Town, E of main) on August 24.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.  On August 24, Steve
Mlodinow reported Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crw Valley CG on
August 26.

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com;253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Full Moon and Migration
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:14:37 -0600
Hi COBirders,

We finally have some clear sky to go with the full moon before it gets too high 
in the sky tonight, and there are currently birds crossing the moon, at least 
from where I am sitting. 


If you haven’t tried it, watching the lunar disk with a tripod and spotting 
scope gives you a motionless platform for counting moon-crossing birds. This is 
about the prime time, at the end of August, and I’m not sure if it will be 
clear enough the next couple of nights. I’ve been waiting all month for this 
chance! 


Good Viewing,
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Phalaropes and Stilts at Duck Lake (LARIMER)
From: John Shenot <johnshenot AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:14:29 -0700 (PDT)
This morning there were phalaropes and black-necked stilts on Duck Lake, on 
Carpenter Rd (Hwy 392) near Fossil Creek Reservoir. Most of the phalaropes 
were definitely Wilson's but at least 2 Red-necked were also present. Since 
I found none of these species at Fossil Creek Reservoir, maybe these are 
the same birds other birders saw at Fossil Creek a couple of weeks ago?

Fossil Creek Res had high numbers of grebes, egrets, gulls, and ducks, but 
I didn't find any unexpected species. The number of Franklin's Gulls was 
impressive, as previously reported by other birders.

Thank you all for sharing sightings and happy birding!

John Shenot
Fort Collins, CO

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Subject: Congratulations to Mark Chavez on the first Jefferson County report of Short-billed Dowitcher!
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:59:12 -0600
There are no previous sightings on the CFO County birding website official
checklist
and no reports in e bird history of this species, the  "dowitcher with the
inferiority complex."

Joe Roller,
Denver

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Subject: Platte River Delta--JEFFCO
From: markchavez AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:01:25 +0000 (UTC)
This morning, I went back to the Platte River Delta to see if we could 
re-locate the Short-billed Dowitcher from the other day. Just like the other 
day, the dowitcher was not seen for over an hour and then appeared out of 
nowhere! I was also rewarded with a Gray Flycatcher that gave us(Loch 
Kilpatrick) good looks. Other birds of interest were Semipalamated Plover, 
Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Semipalamated Sandpiper, and Solitary 
Sandpipers . Photos of the Short-billed, Gray Flycatcher, and Semipalamated 
Plover can be seen below: 

 
 
https://jaeger29.smugmug.com/BIRDS/RARE-AND-UNCOMMON-2015/i-d9nfT3L 
Mark ChavezLakewood-Green Mtnhttp://jaeger29.smugmug.com/

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Subject: Warbler movement in El Paso County
From: David Tonnessen <davidtonnessenx AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:22:30 -0700 (PDT)
I stopped by Sinton Pond briefly at 1:00 PM. I only had half an hour, and 
it was raining lightly most of the time, but I did observe some large 
groups of warblers. Since my time was limited, I only identified a few 
Wilson's, an Orange-crowned and a MacGillivray's. There's a good chance 
there's some more interesting birds.

David Tønnessen
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Cassin's Vireo, Dixon Res, Larimer Cty
From: Brad Biggerstaff <eyepatchtattoo AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:43:12 -0600
Hi,

With the reports this morning of Cassin's Vireos, I thought I'd share that
there was one at Dixon Reservoir in west Fort Collins yesterday and today.

Brad Biggerstaff
Fort Collins

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Subject: Cassin's Vireo - Rocky Mtn Arsenal - Adams
From: JBreitsch - Denver <jbreitsch AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:28:39 -0700 (PDT)
27 August 2015
Intermittent light rain, warm

I am taking the day off from birding, so I only did a quick walk at the 
Arsenal this morning.  Birds of note:

Prairie Trail - Lark Bunting, Lazuli Bunting, large flocks of Clay-colored 
Sparrows, several other sparrow species.
Havana Ponds - Lesser Yellowlegs, many Killdeer, American Avocet, Rock Wren
Rod & Gun Club Trail - Here was where I had the Cassin's Vireo.  I found it 
when a Brown Thrasher flew into a bushy tree area and I followed it but was 
distracted by the motion of the vireo.  I had originally stopped at that 
particular spot because of the sounds of all the Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and 
Eastern Kingbirds.  There were also Western Kingbirds, Wilson's Warblers, 
Western Wood-pewees, Blue Jays, a variety of woodpeckers, a Bullock's 
Oriole, and a Warbling Vireo.
Elsewhere on the way out I had a Loggerhead Shrike and an unidentified 
accipiter.  It was a nice selection.  Someday, I will learn how to properly 
take a day off.

John Breitsch
Denver, Colorado
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Subject: Cassin's Vireo - Pueblo Co. 8/27
From: "Brandon K. Percival" <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:59:25 +0000 (UTC)
I saw my first Cassin's Vireo of the fall this morning, it was at Cottonwood 
Picnic Area parking lot, with a few other birds (Yellow, Wilson's, and 
Orange-crowned Warblers).  The parking lot is on the south side of the 
Arkansas River, below Pueblo Reservoir dam (Pueblo County).  It is the parking 
lot closet to the river, the other parking lot nearby, is the Snakeskin Picnic 
Area. 

Up in the Wet Mountains, Custer County at 9,050 feet, I saw a female 
Black-chinned Hummingbird on 8/26 and a Dusky Grouse on 8/25. 

Good birding,
Brandon PercivalPueblo West, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 27 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:25:32 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 27, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Thursday, August 27 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Prowers, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (*Jefferson, Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Park)
Least Flycatcher (Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (*Douglas, Jefferson, *Weld)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Blue-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (Boulder)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 26, Johanna
Beam reported 2 EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS ( 1 heard, 1 juv seen) at
McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by Mark Minner-lee at McIntosh Reservoir on
August 24.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Bart Deferme, Kate Frost, and Chuck
Aid on August 26.  One was at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield and the
other at Plum Creek Delta.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.
--A m Williamson's Sapsucker was reported by Paula Hansley at Staunton SP
on August 26.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers on August 14.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and 2 imm Red-headed
Woodpeckers were reported by Dave Leatherman at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar
(Maple St, N end of Town, E of main) on August 24.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.  On August 24, Steve
Mlodinow reported Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Crw Valley CG on
August 26.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

On Monday, August 24, Denver Field Ornithologists will have their first
meeting of the fall season.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in Ricketson
Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 20th and Colorado
Blvd.  Enter at the north security/employee door between  7:00 and 7:30 pm.

The program will be Nat Warning and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern
Colorado, who will present a program on the "Little Known Lives of Rock
Wrens."

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com;253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: North Park (Jackson County) shorebirds, ibis, egrets and waxwings
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:34:46 -0600
I visited North Park yesterday and today. The farthest pond on the Arapaho
NWR tour loop hosted a nice variety of shorebirds including Solitary (2),
Stilt (1), and Baird's Sandpipers. Also Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Sage
Thrashers were around in numbers.

Walden Reservoir had abundant waterfowl including a spectacular number of
coots. A Peregrine Falcon was well positioned to scan the dining options.
While not spectacular for listing purposes, there were nice numbers of
Snowy Egrets and White-faced Ibis visible. I had one group of 19 Snowy
Egrets, mostly this year's birds suggesting that the heronry was very
productive. There has been a small colony of these egrets nesting on the
large island since around 2006. This is the best evidence of success I've
seen yet. There were also good numbers of White-faced Ibis feeding in
shallow waters at various spots. Many were this year's young. This is the
second year the ibis have nested at the reservoir with up to fifty pair
present. During most of the season, however, they are inconspicuous. While
ColonyWatchers so far have found only White-faced Ibis, it is worth
checking for Glossy Ibis which have nested not too far north of the Wyoming
line.

The City Park in Walden had a small group (at least 8) Cedar Waxwings
apparently attracted by a lush crop of berries on bushes lining the Fourth
Street edge of the park.

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2546 Lake Meadow Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-604-0531
Cell: 720-771-8659
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Subject: RFI -- Arapahoe Cty Playa
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:16:42 -0700 (PDT)
Has anyone been to the playa in Arapahoe County near CRs 149 & 26? Last 
eBird report was a while ago, and I'd like to know if the habitat is still 
good enough to host birds. Also, if you have intel on other playas in that 
area, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Chris Rurik
Denver CO

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Subject: Clear Spg Ranch, El Paso Co, Wed
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:59:38 -0600
Hi COBirders,

Migration remains slow and steady this week at CSR. After getting the first 
Wilson’s Warblers for the season on Sunday, they account for about 1/3 of the 
birds being caught now. 

Migration highlights today in the riparian willows (although not CO rarities): 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, W Tanager, YB Chat, and a FOS MacGillivray’s Warbler 
banded. 


More soon,
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

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Subject: No. Goshawk, Staunton SP, Jeffco.
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:45:45 -0600
Cobirders--

Diane Carter and I saw a juvenile goshawk about 9 am Monday while hiking the 
Staunton Ranch Trail! Another hawk (adult?) flew away from the area of the 
young hawk, but we didn't get a look at it. The white eye brow and large size 
ruled out a Cooper's Hawk. 

We also saw a male Williamson's Sapsucker about a mile up the trail. 
This montane area was very birdy and lacked people early Monday morning!

Paula Hansley 
Louisville

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Subject: Birding Fair is now Nature's Harvest Fest 9/12
From: Zoe Shark <zoeshouseemail AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:30:59 -0700 (PDT)
 

Hello Birding Friends,

The Northern Colorado Birding Fair is broadening to become Nature’s Harvest 
Fest so that it includes all kinds of adventures in NoCo’s big backyard.  
We hope you can spread the word to your networks about this outstanding 
event!

 

*Nature’s Harvest Fest*

Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m- 3 p.m. Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre 
Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado

Celebrate and explore adventures in NoCo’s big backyard! Everyone is 
invited to a day of fun and learning for the whole family that includes 
bird walks at 9 a.m., live animals, a butterfly release, interactive 
activities, live music, food, vendors, presentations (including urban 
raptors at 1:15 pm), giveaways, and more! $2 suggested donation per person. 
Learn more at fcgov.com/gardens See you there! 

 

 

Thank you,

Zoe Shark

 

 

 

Zoë Shark

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Community Relations Manager

P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522

970-221-6311 (office)

970-416-2211 (fax)

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www.fcgov.com/naturalareas

 

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Subject: Cherry Creek Passerines
From: Steven Kennedy <stevenlkennedy AT mac.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:38:35 -0600
Nice mix of warblers, vireos etc. gleaning all around the picnic pavilion above 
the swim beach east side of Cherry Creek State park as of10:30 this morning. 


Steve kennedy
Aurora

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> Riverside Cemetery, etc., Lamar (Prowers) on 8/24 - 1 Update
> More on Chatfield today - 1 Update
> Shorebirds at Chatfield SP- Jefferson and Douglas County - 1 Update
> Few Good Birds/Weld and Larimer - 1 Update
> Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 August 2015 - 1 Update
> Riverside Cemetery, etc., Lamar (Prowers) on 8/24               
> DAVID A LEATHERMAN : Aug 24 06:29PM -0600 
> 
> It was hot and quiet today migrantwise in Lamar but at the two Lamar 
cemeteries, we did have the following: 

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> Riverside Cemetery (Maple Street, north end of town east of Main):
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> David Suddjian : Aug 24 03:47PM -0600 
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> I also saw the 2 *Semipalmated Plovers* at the Platte River delta area.
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> Douglas Kibbe : Aug 24 02:07PM -0600 
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> Shorebird numbers have been improving weekly at Chatfield Reservoir as the 
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> This morning the South Platte River delta downstream from Kingfisher Bridge 
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> Eagle's Nest Open Space/Larimer
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> - Townsend's Warbler
> - Clark's Nutcracker - 5
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> Windsor Reservoir--draining down quite a bit, lots of shoreline
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 25 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:07:10 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 25, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday, August 25 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, *Prowers, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Park)
Least Flycatcher (*Prowers)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, *Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Blue-winged Warbler (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
Field Sparrow (*Boulder)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.
--A Field Sparrow was reported by Mark Minner-lee at McIntosh Reservoir on
August 24.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers on August 14.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and 2 imm Red-headed
Woodpeckers were reported by Dave Leatherman at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar
(Maple St, N end of Town, E of main) on August 24.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.  On August 24, Steve
Mlodinow reported Gray Flycatcher at Crow Valley CG.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

On Monday, August 24, Denver Field Ornithologists will have their first
meeting of the fall season.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in Ricketson
Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 20th and Colorado
Blvd.  Enter at the north security/employee door between  7:00 and 7:30 pm.

The program will be Nat Warning and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern
Colorado, who will present a program on the "Little Known Lives of Rock
Wrens."

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com;253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Riverside Cemetery, etc., Lamar (Prowers) on 8/24
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:29:19 -0600
It was hot and quiet today migrantwise in Lamar but at the two Lamar 
cemeteries, we did have the following: 


Riverside Cemetery (Maple Street, north end of town east of Main):
*Great Crested Flycatcher (photographed with a green praying mantis in its 
beak!) 

Least Flycatcher (1)
Yellow Warbler (1)
Red-headed Woodpecker (2 imm)

Fairmount Cemetery (southeast part of town):
Olive-sided Flycatcher (1)
Western Wood-Pewee (at least 4)
Yellow Warbler (1)

The many Mississippi Kites over town appear mostly to be scoring darner 
dragonflies, both high and low. 


On the rural roads, still plenty of Lark Buntings, Loggerhead Shrikes, Brewer's 
Sparrows, and have seen a few families of Orchard Orioles. 


Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins (here in Lamar for the next week or so)
 		 	   		  

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Subject: More on Chatfield today
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:47:02 -0600
I also saw the 2 *Semipalmated Plovers* at the Platte River delta area.
When I saw them they were in the inlet at the SW side of the delta itself.
Also present in the delta area were 2 *Semipalmated Sandpipers*, 3 *Western
Sandpipers*, 6 *Leasts*, 1 *Pectoral Sandpiper*, 1 *Red-necked Phalarope*,
2 *Wilson's Phalaropes*, 1 *Lesser Yellowlegs*, 5 *Solitary Sandpipers*, 5
*Spotteds*, 3 *Baird's Sandpipers*, and a *Wilson's Snipe* feeding way out
in the wide open. Most of the shorebirds were at the north end of the
Kingfisher arm, but the Baird's, Pectoral and Red-necked Phalarope were at
the Platte inlet, all flying in separately as I was there scoping.

A *Hammond's Flycatcher* and female *Townsend's Warbler* were in the
riparian between the delta and the Kingfisher parking lot. Also here was an
odd *White-breasted Nuthatch* with extensive brown coloring. The front half
of the crown was brown, most of the upper wing surface was brown, and 75%
of the upperparts were brown. It was a medium brown and not washed out in
tone, as are might be most typical for a leucistic bird, but I suppose that
is what it was. A normally-plumaged WBNU was with it, and its calls were
normal for the interior form.

The uplands on the Douglas Co. side of the Platte upstream of the perimeter
road had a *Cassin's Vireo*, still one *Yellow-breasted Chat*, 4 *Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers*, 2 *Green-tailed Towhees*,*Olive-sided Flycatcher*, *Dusky
Flycatcher*, and a *Prairie Falcon* chasing a Say's Phoebe (the latter
descending safely out of harm's way).

At the Marina sandspit I missed the reported Sanderlings and godwits, but
saw 1 *Peregrine Falcon* that made a half-hearted stoop on a *Cooper's Hawk*
as it flew over the lake, 1 *Forster's Tern*, 1 *Baird's Sandpiper*, 1 *Sage
Thrasher*, and a mostly Spizella sparrow flock that had 4 *Clay-coloreds*
and 1 *Brewer's* with the more numerous *Chippings*.

David Suddjian
Littleton

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Subject: Shorebirds at Chatfield SP- Jefferson and Douglas County
From: Douglas Kibbe <dpkibbe AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:07:47 -0600
Shorebird numbers have been improving weekly at Chatfield Reservoir as the 
water level drops. 

This morning the South Platte River delta downstream from Kingfisher Bridge (on 
the Jefferson Co. side) held two Semipalmated Plovers plus Western, Least and 
Baird's Sandpipers. 

Meanwhile the marina sand spit (Douglas Co.) hosted two Sanderlings and 13 
Marbled Godwits. 

 
Doug Kibbe  
Littleton 
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Few Good Birds/Weld and Larimer
From: "The \"Nunn Guy\"" <colorado.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:44:29 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

Eagle's Nest Open Space/Larimer

   - Townsend's Warbler
   - Clark's Nutcracker - 5

Windsor Reservoir--draining down quite a bit, lots of shoreline

   - Ton of what seem to be our expected gulls
   - Long-billed Curlew on south shore

Woods Lake--lots of north shoreline exposed

   - Forster's Tern - 22
   - Snowy and Great Egret - 2 and 4 respectively

35th Ave Gravel Pond/Greeley

   - Mute Swan
   - Wilson's Warbler - 5
   
Weld CR 108 and 102 btw 37 and 49

   - Sage Thrasher - 8+

Best was Swift Fox in Nunn!  Photos here:

   - http://coloradobirder.ning.com/photo

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn

http://coloradobirder.ning.com/

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 24 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:00:52 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 24, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Monday, August 24 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (*Weld)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, *Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Park)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (*Boulder, Douglas, *Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (*Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (*Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Blue-winged Warbler (*Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
75th St. on August 11.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported Black Phoebe
at 75th St and Boulder Creek.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.  No reported of Buff-breasted Sandpiper on August 23.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.
--An Eastern Phoebe was reported by Mark Chavez at Swim Beach at Chatfield
Sp on August 23.
--A Blue-winged Warbler was reported by Gerald Baines at the east side of
Welchester Tree Grant Park on August 23.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
On August 23, Nic Korte reported seeing a few Purple Matins above Collbran
 off CR 64.3.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.
--A  Black Phoebe was reported by Mike Henwood on the Gunnison River near
old Black Bridge on August 23.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers on August 14.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 23, Todd Deininger reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.
--On August 23, Gregg Goodrich and Anna troth reported Caspian Tern at St
Vrain SP.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

On Monday, August 24, Denver Field Ornithologists will have their first
meeting of the fall season.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in Ricketson
Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 20th and Colorado
Blvd.  Enter at the north security/employee door between  7:00 and 7:30 pm.

The program will be Nat Warning and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern
Colorado, who will present a program on the "Little Known Lives of Rock
Wrens."

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com;253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: RFI Carolina Wren Wetmore, Custer Co.
From: "Brandon K. Percival" <flammowl17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:05:44 +0000 (UTC)
Did anyone have any luck re-finding the Carolina Wren in Wetmore, that Alec 
Hopping found on Thursday?  I drove through there, listening on both Friday 
early morning, and Saturday late afternoon, and didn't hear it.  Hopefully it 
is somewhere around there still. 

There was a singing Carolina Wren early last week, in Pueblo too, that I got an 
e-mail about.  Maybe it was the same bird or maybe there is a mini-invasion 
going on.   

I still had female/immature Calliope and Rufous Hummingbirds in the Wet 
Mountains at 9,050 feet in elevation, Custer County, yesterday morning.  Van 
Truan was up there Friday night, with his white sheets and black lights, there 
were still some Moths around, even though a few nights ago, it got down to 35 
degrees. 

Good birding, Brandon PercivalPueblo West, CO

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Subject: Migrants, CSR, El Paso, Co, Sunday
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:46:29 -0600
Hi COBirders,

I, too, was hoping Bryan G would be right about last night's potential movement 
of birds with the cold front. Banding at Clear Spring Ranch has been slow all 
month (about 60% of 2013, 2014), but Sunday I had my biggest day of banding so 
far this season. 


Highlights were a CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER (hatch year), 4 FOS WILSON'S WARBLERS, 
(all hatch year), and 3 migrant Yellow Warblers (2 were adult males banded May 
2014). Also seen briefly was a pair of Cassin's Kingbirds. 


It was dead at dawn, but the wind picked up about 9:00, and all-of-a-sudden 
there were migrants in the willow-side nets. 


Hoping it continues!
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Wilson's Warbler in western Centennial, Arapahoe County
From: KevyGudGuy via Colorado Birds <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:46:57 -0400
Hello Fellow Birders,
 
   A male Wilson's Warbler made a brief appearance in my little  townhouse 
yard near Holly & Arapahoe in western Centennial this  morning, apparently 
attracted by the hubbub at the feeders.
 
Keep Smilin',
Kevin Corwin
west Centennial
Arapahoe County
 
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 23 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 03:47:58 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 23, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Sunday, August 23 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Snowy Plover (El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, *Weld, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.  On August 22,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported by Chris Gilbert, Aaron Yappert,
Jonelle Balais, Bruce Cyganowski, Norm Erthal, and Aaron Driscoll at Ramah
Reservoir SWA.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.
--On August 22, Robb Hinds reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rampart
Reservoir.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers on August 14.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.
--At Crow Valley Campground on August 22, Gloria Nikolai reported 2 Gray
Flycatchers and Bea Weaver report 1 Gray Flycatcher.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

On Monday, August 24, Denver Field Ornithologists will have their first
meeting of the fall season.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in Ricketson
Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 20th and Colorado
Blvd.  Enter at the north security/employee door between  7:00 and 7:30 pm.

The program will be Nat Warning and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern
Colorado, who will present a program on the "Little Known Lives of Rock
Wrens."

DFO Field Trips:

The Field Trip for Saturday, August 29 is a Chase Trip led by Chris Rurik
(chrisrurik AT gmail.com; 253-225-7104).  This trip is full.

The Field Trip for Sunday, August 30 will be to Prewitt and Jackson
Reservoirs led by Joey Kellner (vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748).  Meet
the leader at 0530 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060, N Broadway to
carpool.  Exit I-25 at 58th Ave, go west 2 blocks to Broadway, then north 2
blocks to parking lot on right.  State Parks pass and Jumbo Res/Prewtt Res
access permit required.
   This is an all-day trip so bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, and bug
spray.    Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Anyone nocturnal listening tonight?
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:05:33 -0700 (PDT)
Man! You called this one right, Bryan... :-)

The night flight over Lafayette, eastern Boulder County, has been heavy 
indeed the past 75 minutes (0145-0300, Sunday morning, Aug. 23). All sorts 
of stuff up there (UPLAND SANDPIPER RIGHT NOW!! WOOHOO!!)...warblers, 
sparrows, tanager/grosbeak calls, oriole/meadowlark calls, Lark Buntings, 
Wilson's Warblers, even a Barn Owl. Just a brilliant night. If you're up, 
go outside an listen. This flight shaping up to be one for the ages.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, eastern Boulder County, Colorado

P.s. While I have y'all's attention, I'll mention that Ish Reservoir, 
northern Boulder County, has decent, but not great, mudflats. Hannah Floyd 
and Andrew Floyd and Jesse Bowen and I stopped off there yesterday evening, 
Saturday, Aug. 22, on our way back from Laramie County, Wyoming. (BARN OWL 
AGAIN.) We saw a Stilt Sandpiper, a Townsend's Warbler (in the west side 
willows), and two oddities: an early Herring Gull and a Peale's (or 
Peale's-like) Peregrine Falcon. Up in Wyoming, the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, 
Laramie County, was brilliant, as usual, with the headliner being a Pine 
Warbler. 

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30:40 PM UTC-6, Bryan Guarente wrote:
>
> There likely isn't enough cloud cover to keep the birds low enough, but we 
> should be getting birds on the move tonight from the north-northwest.  
>
> The following animation is centered on Denver, CO (green circle).  
>
> 
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-104.99,39.74,1500 

>
> With the frontal passage earlier this evening, we should be in for 
> migration, so keep your ears peeled tonight and eyes peeled tomorrow.  This 
> is "early" migration (yes, Ted, migration has been going on since July), so 
> don't expect any blockbusters, but expect some turnover.  I had a Wilson's 
> Warbler this evening in my local park which is likely a migrant.
>
> Good luck if you go listening or looking.
>
> Bryan Guarente
> Instructional Designer/Meteorologist
> UCAR/The COMET Program
> Boulder, CO
>

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Subject: Anyone nocturnal listening tonight?
From: Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:30:38 -0600
There likely isn't enough cloud cover to keep the birds low enough, but we
should be getting birds on the move tonight from the north-northwest.

The following animation is centered on Denver, CO (green circle).

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-104.99,39.74,1500 


With the frontal passage earlier this evening, we should be in for
migration, so keep your ears peeled tonight and eyes peeled tomorrow.  This
is "early" migration (yes, Ted, migration has been going on since July), so
don't expect any blockbusters, but expect some turnover.  I had a Wilson's
Warbler this evening in my local park which is likely a migrant.

Good luck if you go listening or looking.

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

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 22 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:26:42 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 22, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Saturday, August 22 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Snowy Plover (*El Paso)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (*El Paso)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Acorn Woodpecker (*La Plata)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 21, Norm Erthal
reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.
--A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found by Gary Koehn and George Cresswell on
the N shore of the lake at Ramah Reservoir SWA on August 21.
--A Snowy Plover was reported by Matt Clark at Ramah Reservoir SWA on
August 21.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.

LA PLATA COUNTY:
--3 Acorn Woodpeckers were reported by David Dunford on Meadow road in
Rafter J Subdivision on August 21.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 21 will be to Stauton SP led by Mark
Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646).  Meet at 7:30 AM at the
Park-n-Ride at SW corner of Hampden (US 2825) and Wadsworth to carpool to
the park.  State Parks pass or day pass required  This will be an all day
trip.
   Moderate hike on maintained trails for 3-4 miles.  Bring snacks, lunlch,
water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Register online or contact leader
to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314) and Karleen
Schofield.  Meet at 0730 in the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic
Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alameda and Wadsworth
go south on Wadswroth, turn west at the light on West Ohio Ave, drive a
short two blocks the the parking lot.
  Bring snacks, wataer, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.
Good beginner trip and accessible for persons with a disability.
Please regsiter online or contact leader to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Buzz Schaumberg (EGSGEAGLE171 AT aol.com; 303-478-4641).  Meet at 0730 at
Barr Lake SP Visitor Center.  State Parks pass or day pass required.  From
Denver, take east I-76 to Bromley Lane, exit 22.  Go east on Bromley Lane
to picaddily Rd, the turn south for about 2 miles to park entrance and
follow road to Visitor Center.
    Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  Trip may be 3/4 day
depending on birds and weather.  Trip can be modified to be accessible for
a person with a disability.  Register online or contact leader to register.

On Monday, August 24, Denver Field Ornithologists will have their first
meeting of the fall season.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in Ricketson
Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 20th and Colorado
Blvd.  Enter at the north security/employee door between  7:00 and 7:30 pm.

The program will be Nat Warning and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern
Colorado, who will present a program on the "Little Known Lives of Rock
Wrens."

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: DFO Program meeting this coming Monday! August 24th
From: "Mary Cay" <mcburger3 AT juno.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:24:40 GMT
 This coming Monday evening, August 24th, will be the Denver Field 
Ornithologists first program meeting of the fall 2015 season! Mark your 
calendar! The meeting starts at 7:30, in the Ricketson Auditorium of the Denver 
Museum of Nature and Science at 20th & Colorado Blvd. Enter at the north 
security/employee door between 7 and 7:30pm. The program will be Nat Warning 
and Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern Colorado, who will present a 
program on the Little Known Lives of Rock Wrens. Come and renew friends and 
make new ones! Mary Cay Burger, DFO Membershipmcburger3 AT juno.com303.771.3431 

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Ramah SWA, El Paso County
From: Gary Koehn <garykoehn AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:29:35 -0600
George Cresswell and I found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the north shore of 
the lake at Ramah SWA this morning. He was along the north shore about 100 feet 
west of the main parking lot and was quite cooperative. John and Rise Bruder 
got long looks at the bird as well. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/kingbird42/20757404822/in/dateposted-public/ 
 



Gary Koehn
Colorado Springs

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Ramah SWA, El Paso cty
From: melgoff AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:29:26 +0000 (UTC)




Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 21 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:12:45 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 21, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Friday, August 21 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Douglas, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (*Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (*Gunnison)
Carolina Wren (*Custer)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison, *Mesa)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY:
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

CUSTER COUNTY:
--A Carolina Wren was reported by Alec Hopping on CR 395 south of Wetmore
on August 20.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris.
--3 Canyon Wrens were reported by Jason Beason at Chipeta Falls on August
20.

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.
--Two Eastern Phoebes were reported by Cynthia Madsen and Jonelle Balais at
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 20.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual.
--A Slate-colored Fox Sparrow was reported by Mike Henwood on Pinyon Mesa
above Glade Park on August 20.

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 21 will be to Stauton SP led by Mark
Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646).  Meet at 7:30 AM at the
Park-n-Ride at SW corner of Hampden (US 2825) and Wadsworth to carpool to
the park.  State Parks pass or day pass required  This will be an all day
trip.
   Moderate hike on maintained trails for 3-4 miles.  Bring snacks, lunlch,
water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Register online or contact leader
to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314) and Karleen
Schofield.  Meet at 0730 in the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic
Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alameda and Wadsworth
go south on Wadswroth, turn west at the light on West Ohio Ave, drive a
short two blocks the the parking lot.
  Bring snacks, wataer, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.
Good beginner trip and accessible for persons with a disability.
Please regsiter online or contact leader to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Buzz Schaumberg (EGSGEAGLE171 AT aol.com; 303-478-4641).  Meet at 0730 at
Barr Lake SP Visitor Center.  State Parks pass or day pass required.  From
Denver, take east I-76 to Bromley Lane, exit 22.  Go east on Bromley Lane
to picaddily Rd, the turn south for about 2 miles to park entrance and
follow road to Visitor Center.
    Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  Trip may be 3/4 day
depending on birds and weather.  Trip can be modified to be accessible for
a person with a disability.  Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Where are the playas?
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer AT Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 03:08:02 +0000
In Morgan County.

John Vanderpoel and I went out today starting with a visit to the Pawnee and 
Crow Valley. My advice if you plan to do the same-DON'T TAKE CO 14 EAST FROM 
I-25, REPEAT DON'T. The road between Ft. Collins and Ault has a several mile 
section that was one-lane with a dead stop wait of more than 30 minutes. 


Finally after the wait, Norma's Grove was very birdy with 6 sparrow species, 
lots of Wilson's Warblers, Western Wood Pewees, Blue Grosbeaks and Sage 
Thrashers. McCown's Longspurs persist through Murphy's Pasture. In Crow Valley 
we were able to cross the creek to the south side, but picked the wrong, muddy 
spot to cross back and all we got for it was expected birds. 


We headed east to Stoneham where the extensive but distant playa was full of 
water and birds including ibis and a Black-necked Stilt. Then we went south of 
CO 71 toward Brush and encountered several huge and very birdy playas three of 
which had roads going right through them offering up close and personal 
shorebird experiences. The first was at CO 71 and MCR JJ, the second on MCR 26 
between JJ and II and the third at the corner of MCR 23 and HH. We had 12 
shorebird species, hundreds of coots and Pied-billed Grebes and over 1,000 
dabbling ducks. Cormorants, gulls and pelicans were also present. One of the 
playas (the one on MCR 26) had a pier with a boat. A county road grader came by 
and the operator asked if we were doing survey work for the new marina :>) I 
recommend a visit or two to these spots over the next two months. They will 
only improve as water evaporates and more mud flats are exposed. 


Bill Kaempfer
Boulder

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Subject: Carolina Wren- Wetmore (Custer Co.)
From: Alec Hopping <wahopping AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:43:56 -0700 (PDT)
All,

This morning I found, photographed, and recorded a Carolina Wren along 395 (the 
road that heads south through town) in the Custer Co. community of Wetmore. 
I'll probably do a more thorough post once I get home, but feel free to email 
me (wahopping AT gmail.com) if you want info sooner than that. 


Best,

Alec Hopping
Currently in Westcliffe CO

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Subject: Shorebirds, Lone Tree Reservoir--, Larimer County
From: Richard Pautsch <rjpautsch AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:52:02 -0600
On yesterday's Boulder Bird Club weekly field trip, we decided to explore a
couple places none of us had ever been before, including Lone Tree
reservoir. Lone Tree had lots of exposed muddy/sandy shoreline, and several
groups of different sandpipers, including Bairds and Semipalms.  There was
also 75 or so  Western Grebes far out in the lake.
At the drawn down farm pond at the northeast corner of Horseshoe Lake in
Loveland, there were 35 Franklin's Gulls and 2 Black-necked Stilts.

-- 
Richard J. Pautsch
427 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO  80302
rjpautsch AT gmail.com

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:10:11 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 19, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Wednesday, August 19 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, *Douglas, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (*Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.  On August 19, Ira Sanders and Todd Deininger reported EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Barbara Walker on a power line across from
8361 Rampart Range Road on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 21 will be to Stauton SP led by Mark
Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646).  Meet at 7:30 AM at the
Park-n-Ride at SW corner of Hampden (US 2825) and Wadsworth to carpool to
the park.  State Parks pass or day pass required  This will be an all day
trip.
   Moderate hike on maintained trails for 3-4 miles.  Bring snacks, lunlch,
water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Register online or contact leader
to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314) and Karleen
Schofield.  Meet at 0730 in the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic
Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alameda and Wadsworth
go south on Wadswroth, turn west at the light on West Ohio Ave, drive a
short two blocks the the parking lot.
  Bring snacks, wataer, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.
Good beginner trip and accessible for persons with a disability.
Please regsiter online or contact leader to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Buzz Schaumberg (EGSGEAGLE171 AT aol.com; 303-478-4641).  Meet at 0730 at
Barr Lake SP Visitor Center.  State Parks pass or day pass required.  From
Denver, take east I-76 to Bromley Lane, exit 22.  Go east on Bromley Lane
to picaddily Rd, the turn south for about 2 miles to park entrance and
follow road to Visitor Center.
    Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  Trip may be 3/4 day
depending on birds and weather.  Trip can be modified to be accessible for
a person with a disability.  Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Eastern "Lillian's) Meadowlark - Macintosh Lake - Boulder Co
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:08:05 -0600
The Lillian's was further west around 3pm this afternoon.  It was
associating with a small flock of Western Meadowlarks west of the trail in
the BoCo open space.



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Longmont, CO

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Subject: Eastern "Lillian's) Meadowlark - Macintosh Lake - Boulder Co
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:28:41 -0600
Birders,
I stopped by Macintosh Lake this morning and did see what was most likely
the "Lillian's" Meadowlark in the area of the haystacks west of Airport
Rd.  It showed 4 outer tail feathers on each side when it flew.  I didn't
get any other field marks though I probably heard the "chuck" call which
was higher pitched than a Western's.

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Golden, CO

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Subject: missing bird
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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:18:14 -0600 (GMT-06:00)




Subject: Elbert Co, 18 Aug
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:15:48 -0600
Alec Hopping and I birded around, mostly Elbert Co yesterday, with a little
dip into El Paso and short swing into Lincoln.


Few highlights:


In the Ponderosa pines east of Elizabeth (Elbert) – lots of *Western
Bluebirds* (lots of juveniles), a *Calliope Hummer* at a feeder (I missed
that one!), *Type 2 Red Crossbills* in a bunch of locations, a *Chipping
Sparrow* feeding a cowbird fledgling at Casey Jones Park, and two *Plumbeous
Vireos* counter singing off Down West Ride (that’s the road name!).


On CR86, at a large pond east of Kiowa and just east of Freeze Rd (it’s an
eBird hotspot), we had 8 species of shorebird, with a *Baird’s* being the
best bird, plus scattered ducks and some *Double-crested cormorants*.  I
spotted a Tiger Salamander while zipping down the highway, which was a real
highlight for us!  Plenty of *Vesper* and *Lark Sparrows*, and
scattered *Cassin’s
Kingbirds* all over the place to the south. We didn’t see as many *Loggerhead 

Shrikes* as Dave Suddjian a few days ago, but we saw scattered birds here
and there.


In El Paso Co., we stopped at Ramah SWA.  Plenty of *Lesser Yellowlegs*
with a couple *Greater*, several *Solitary* and *Wilson’s Phalaropes*, a
continuing *Pectoral*, 12+ *Black Terns*, and a *Peregrine Falcon* that
gave the birds fits.  It almost nailed an *American Avocet*, but the avocet
dove into the lake to avoid being lunch.  At the “park” in Ramah, we
had 2 *Wilson’s
*and a *Yellow* *Warbler*.


Back into Elbert, we had a *Burrowing Owl* on CR 201 in a mostly plowed
corn field, with scattered tall green stalks remaining.  The general area
was quite heavily farmed and the habitat was just odd.  Maybe it was
passing through.  Lots of playas with water, but few to no birds.  Some
areas were likely recently filled by heavy storms.  Tons of Lark Buntings
all over the place.


A *Ferruginous Hawk* was on a light post on I-70 the west edge of Limon
(Lincoln Co).


We tried to bird Ball Res in Elbert by Agate, but the distance was great,
wind howling, and shimmer was rough.  We could see ducks out there, but
couldn’t tell more than that.  We didn’t see much else other than a Great
Blue Heron, Calif Gull, and some White-faced Ibis that landed and vanished
into the weeds.  We had one intergrade N Flicker just north of Ball Rez on
CR170.


Not a bad day considering we were back in DEN by 2:30!


Good birding!

Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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Subject: Re: Denver has two new eBird hotspots - Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High (restricted access)
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:30:39 -0700 (PDT)
Here's more on eBirding at Coors Field:

http://blog.aba.org/2015/08/ebird-and-mlb-a-match-made-at-wrigley.html

:-)

By the way, I listened a bit overnight for nocturnal migrants over 
Lafayette, eastern Boulder County, after the rains had passed earlier this 
Wednesday morning, Aug. 19. Not much going on, but there was a light flight 
of those short, sharp, clipped, piercing, rising flight calls that I take 
to be those of the Brewer sparrow.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County


On Monday, July 13, 2015 at 4:48:15 PM UTC-6, Joe Roller wrote:
>
> Thanks to Bill Kaempfer's most excellent suggestion, and David Dowell's 
> 5th inning bird sightings, the city and county of Denver now has two brand 
> new
> eBIRD hotspots:
>
> Coors Field (restricted access )
> and Sports Authority Field at Mile High (restricted access)
>
> Who among us has not overcome the "restricted access" by purchasing a 
> ticket, proceeding through the guarded 
> gates, only to find that counting birds trumps the game?
>
> I myself fondly recall the Black-Crowned Night-Heron fly-overs at Coors 
> Field, during an 8-0 Dodgers shut-out.
>
> I declined to add the Pepsi Center but would reconsider if reports come in 
> of the Zamboni machine being driven by a penguin during an Avalanche game.
>
>
>
> Joe Roller, 
> Denver
>
>
>

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 19 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:30:08 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 19, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Wednesday, August 19 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Larimer, Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson, Logan, Sedgwick)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Larimer, Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (*Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Clear Creek)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.
--A Black-and-White Warbler was reported by MacKenzie Goldthwait and Doug
Kibbe at Beaver Brook Number 3A Reservoir on August 18.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.
--Two Eastern Phoebe were reported by Adam Vesely at Platte River Delta at
Chatfield SP on August 18.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
August 10, Nick Komar reported 3 BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2
Chestnut collared Longspurs, and 1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR
5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On August 12, Al Guarente reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 21 will be to Stauton SP led by Mark
Amershek (mamershek AT msn.com; 303-329-8646).  Meet at 7:30 AM at the
Park-n-Ride at SW corner of Hampden (US 2825) and Wadsworth to carpool to
the park.  State Parks pass or day pass required  This will be an all day
trip.
   Moderate hike on maintained trails for 3-4 miles.  Bring snacks, lunlch,
water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Register online or contact leader
to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT ccd.edu; 720-381-3314) and Karleen
Schofield.  Meet at 0730 in the parking lot near the lake.  Belmar Historic
Park is at 800 S. Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood.  From Alameda and Wadsworth
go south on Wadswroth, turn west at the light on West Ohio Ave, drive a
short two blocks the the parking lot.
  Bring snacks, wataer, and sunscreen for an easy walk around the ponds.
Good beginner trip and accessible for persons with a disability.
Please regsiter online or contact leader to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Buzz Schaumberg (EGSGEAGLE171 AT aol.com; 303-478-4641).  Meet at 0730 at
Barr Lake SP Visitor Center.  State Parks pass or day pass required.  From
Denver, take east I-76 to Bromley Lane, exit 22.  Go east on Bromley Lane
to picaddily Rd, the turn south for about 2 miles to park entrance and
follow road to Visitor Center.
    Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.  Trip may be 3/4 day
depending on birds and weather.  Trip can be modified to be accessible for
a person with a disability.  Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: RE: Hawaiis Big Island
From: "gene.saddle via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:28:23 -0600
Is the “mystery fruit” in an early photo  NONI?
Jean Stevenson
Aurora CO
Frequent visitor to the Big Island




From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds
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Subject: [cobirds] Hawaiis Big Island


Greetings

Below is a link to my "Hawai'i Album" from my recent trip to the Big Island. 
Included are photos of 32 of the 62 species of birds that I saw while there, 
but there are also photos of Emerald Cockroach Wasp, Yellow Crazy Ant and 2 
endemic species of dragons/damsels. I kind of wimped out on the botany, though 
may add more. I tried, for each species, to put in notes of interest (when 
introduced for non-native birds, etc). Some of the insects remain unidentified, 
and I will soon try to reach the head of entomology at U of H this week for 
help. Other IDs are likely correct, but still tentative.  


In any case, I hope that you will like, and if planning to go to the Big Island 
soon, may find these notes of some help. 

Plus eBird. Don't forget eBird, which was a big help in planning where to go.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36088296 AT N08/albums/72157657304638561 

Good Birding
Steve Mlodinow
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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 18 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:20:39 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 18, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Tuesday, August 18 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Douglas, Larimer, *Lincoln, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Thayer's Gull (Douglas)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, *Weld)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Jefferson, *Logan, *Sedgwick)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (*Logan)
Williamson's Sapsucker (*Park)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Larimer, *Park)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Douglas)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bewick's Wren (Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Douglas)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.
--2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Joe Weufert in Ward on
August 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--On August 4 at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gabriel Wiltse
reported Upland Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, and Hooded Warbler.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 4 Least Flycatchers at Chatfield SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 6 Least Flycatchers in Chatfield SP.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scott Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
July 26, Alec Hopping, Kevin Keirn, Josh Bruening, Gwen Moore, Georgia
Doyle, and David Wade reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.
Robert Beauchamp reported BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July
27, Todd Deininger, Brad Biggerstaff, and Nick Komar reported 2 BAIRD'S
Sparrows on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July 28, Sue Riffe reported 2 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Hugh and Urling
Kingery reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On
July 31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 1, a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by
Tim Mitzen on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 2, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Peter Burke reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and a flyover Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 3, Adam Vesely reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and an
Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92 and Nick Komar reported 5
McCown's Longspurs.  On August 4, Randy Siebert reported 1  BAIRD'S SPARROW
on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 10, Nick Komar reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2 Chestnut collared Longspurs, and
1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On July 29, Hugh and Urling Kingery reported 2 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Dave Leatherman reported a few
McCown's Longspurs of all ages on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July
31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 4 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 4 and August 5, Dave Leatherman
reported Chestnut-collared and Mc Cown's Longsours on CR 5 between CR 91
AND CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY:
--An Upland Sandpiper was reported by Glenn Walbek in Genoa on CR 3P on
August 17.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-bellied Woodpecker and several
Red-headed Woodpeckers at tamarack Ranch SWA.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpeckers at Red Lion
SWA.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported b David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.  On August 14, Scott Somershoe reported a
pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers on Lost Park Rd along the creek by
a road side campsite.
--On CR 211 through Pike NP and Hayman Burn, Scott Somershoe reported 3
Williamson's Sapsuckers.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.
--On August 16, John Breitsch reported Red-headed Woodpekcers at Jumbo
Reservoir.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On July 14, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Caspian Terns at
Firestore Gravel Pits.  On July 22, Steve Mlodinow reported a Caspian Tern
at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Christine Alexander reported a
Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Renee and Jesse Casias
reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 27, Dean Shoup,
Norm Erthal, and Bob Spencer reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 1, Matt Clark reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 3, JD. Birchmeier reported Caspian Tern at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On August 17, Steve Mlodinow reported 2 Caspian Terns at
Firestone Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On July 25, Scott Manwaring reported Little Blue
Heron flew east from Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 30, Carl Starace
reported Little Blue Heron on Firestone Gravel Pit North on CR 9 1/2.  On
August 1, Tim Mitzen, Richard Taylor, and Matt Clark reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Little
Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 4, J.D. Birchmeier reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 7, Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August12, Al
Guarente reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.
UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Friday, August 21 will be to Stauton SP led by Mark
Amershek.  Meet at 7:30 AM.  This will be an all day trip

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Belmar Historic Park
led by Jackie King and Karleen Schofield.  Meet at the park at 0730.

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 22 will be to Barr Lake SP led by
Buzz Schaumberg.  Meet at 0730.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Email got hacked
From: "'Mary Keithler' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:40:12 -0500
Hi all,

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Subject: Wilson Phalaropes, Lake San Cristobal, Hinsdale County.
From: Gary Koehn <garykoehn AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:52:52 -0600
Last night about 5:30 PM, I saw a flotilla of about 10 Wilson Phalaropes 
swimming around in a closely aggregated group on Lake San Cristobal. They 
stayed around till sunset. This morning, after a fairly extensive search, I 
could not find them again. Having birded up here for several years, this is the 
first time I have seen this species anywhere in the county. I presume the lake 
was just a resting place on their way south. 


Gary Koehn
Colorado Springs and Lake City


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Subject: Park (and some Jefferson Co), 14 August
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:48:37 -0600
Late report, but better late than never.  I birded around Park County on 14
August, the day after David Suddjian.  I also went up CR56 (Lost Park Rd)
into Pike NF.  In the prairies, as David noted, there were a lot of
Savannah Sparrows and a random *Eurasian Collared-Dove*.  I had a *Western
Kingbird* at the entrance gate/fence to the NF about a mile from Hwy 285.
Lots of *Chipping Sparrows *and *Gray-headed Junco’s* all over the place
and scattered *Clark’s Nutcrackers* (which are a bird that doesn’t get
old).  About 6.7 miles from 285 in an area of open pines and a great scenic
view, I heard the distinct call of *Pinyon Jays*.  I wasn’t expecting them
around here, but eventually saw one flying away.  They are quite uncommon
in the north part of the county and that was a really lucky lifer!  At the
same spot I had a small group of warblers and sparrows fly over.  I got a
pretty decent look at one of the birds and I’m quite certain it was a
Townsend’s Warbler, but not 100%.  A pair of *Three-toed Woodpeckers*
showed nicely along the creek by a road side camp site and there were good
numbers of *Violet-green Swallows* up and down the valley (as per high
count flags in eBird).  Further up the road I finally found a long overdue,
terrible nemesis lifer *Gray Jay* thanks to intel from David on where he
saw them the day before! I heard two and got nice, but distant, looks at
one, but they didn’t linger.  It was quite nice, and unexpected, to get two
lifer jays on the same road!


An *Olive-sided Flycatcher* was perched high on CR39 as I was cutting south
towards CR77 from Lost Park Rd.  I traveled south on CR77 towards the
community of Tarryall and found a nice group of *Brewer’s Blackbirds *and a
male* Lazuli Bunting.  *


I went up CR211 through Pike NF and the Hayman fire.  I didn’t really have
much time to stop continually, but stopped when I saw birds, which was
often enough. One of the greener areas (still in Park Co) had 3 *Williamson’s 

Sapsuckers*.  Back into Jefferson Co now, I stopped at a green draw and a
female Broad-tailed Hummer came zipping out of the woods and hovered
outside my open window for 15 sec or so, while we assessed each other.
Another random flock on a ridge top had at least 3 *Western Tanagers*, a *Lark
Sparrow*, among other more common species and a couple miles up the road I
had a pair of *Peregrine Falcons* flying around, one with a snack in its
talons.  Eventually I got to Stony Pass Rd and quickly refound one *Lewis’s
Woodpecker* and 3 *Red-headed Woodpeckers*.  Thanks to the folks that
eBirded from here recently!


I had an adult female/imm Northern Harrier circling Hwy 126 south of
Buffalo Creek, more specifically at Spring Creek Trail and just south of
the large burn here.  I guess it was passing through as that bird caught me
off guard and it was about to storm!


Not a bad day of birding considering a late start and early end!


Good birding,
Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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Subject: Northeast Colorado - Mostly Logan county
From: JBreitsch - Denver <jbreitsch AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:07:48 -0700 (PDT)
16 August 2015
with Pat O'Driscoll
Tamarack SWA, Red Lion SWA, and Jumbo Reservoir
0700-1300

There were only a few areas of standing water at Red Lion, Jumbo reservoir 
water level was high, with only a little shorebird habitat on the edges, 
and the west side of Tamarack was blocked from driving in by a barbed wire 
fencing placed across the road.  

Some of the notable birds:


   - Northern Bobwhite and Wild Turkey (TAM)
   - Red-bellied Woodpecker (TAM), Northern Flickers-yellow shafted (TAM, 
   RL, JR), and Red-headed Woodpeckers (TA



Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 17 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 03:57:34 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 17, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Monday, August 17 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (*Clear Creek)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Douglas, *Larimer, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Thayer's Gull (Douglas)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, Weld)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*Larimer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Larimer, Parker)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Douglas)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas/Jefferson, *Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Bewick's Wren (*Jefferson)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Douglas)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.  On
August 16, Todd Deininger reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh
Reservoir.
--2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Joe Weufert in Ward on
August 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.  On August 14, Dave Leatherman reported F Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--On August 4 at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gabriel Wiltse
reported Upland Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, and Hooded Warbler.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 4 Least Flycatchers at Chatfield SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 6 Least Flycatchers in Chatfield SP.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scotte Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.
--On August 16, Kathleen and Roger Horn reported Eastern Phoebe at Audubon
Center and trails at Chatfield.
--A Bewick's Wren was reported by Art Hudak on the Bear Creek Greenbelt
from Kipling Pkwy to Wadsworth on August 16.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
July 26, Alec Hopping, Kevin Keirn, Josh Bruening, Gwen Moore, Georgia
Doyle, and David Wade reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.
Robert Beauchamp reported BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July
27, Todd Deininger, Brad Biggerstaff, and Nick Komar reported 2 BAIRD'S
Sparrows on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July 28, Sue Riffe reported 2 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Hugh and Urling
Kingery reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On
July 31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 1, a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by
Tim Mitzen on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 2, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Peter Burke reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and a flyover Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 3, Adam Vesely reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and an
Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92 and Nick Komar reported 5
McCown's Longspurs.  On August 4, Randy Siebert reported 1  BAIRD'S SPARROW
on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 10, Nick Komar reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2 Chestnut collared Longspurs, and
1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On July 29, Hugh and Urling Kingery reported 2 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Dave Leatherman reported a few
McCown's Longspurs of all ages on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July
31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 4 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 4 and August 5, Dave Leatherman
reported Chestnut-collared and Mc Cown's Longsours on CR 5 between CR 91
AND CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.  On August 16, Taylor Abbot reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.
--A f RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported by Ken Pals coming to his
feeder in Fort Collins on August 15.  The bird did not show on August 16.
Birders are welcome  to visit and try for a sighting.  Contact Ken at
mtnpals AT gmail.com to arrange a visit.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported b David Suddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On July 14, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Caspian Terns at
Firestore Gravel Pits.  On July 22, Steve Mlodinow reported a Caspian Tern
at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Christine Alexander reported a
Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Renee and Jesse Casias
reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 27, Dean Shoup,
Norm Erthal, and Bob Spencer reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 1, Matt Clark reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 3, JD. Birchmeier reported Caspian Tern at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On July 25, Scott Manwaring reported Little Blue
Heron flew east from Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 30, Carl Starace
reported Little Blue Heron on Firestone Gravel Pit North on CR 9 1/2.  On
August 1, Tim Mitzen, Richard Taylor, and Matt Clark reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Little
Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 4, J.D. Birchmeier reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 7, Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August12, Al
Guarente reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 16 will be to Roxborough SP led by
Doris Cruze (cruzeduo ATaol.com; 303-798-8072).  Directions:  Take S
Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to Waterton Rd on left.  Take Waterton Rd
1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range Road.  Turn right and go south 2.3
miles to Roxborough Park Rd.  Turn Left (east) onto Roxborough Park Rd. and
then turn immediately right (south) on Roxborough Rd and follow sign to the
Park (2.2 miles).  State Parks Pass or day pass required.  Meet the leader
at 0730.
  Bring Binoculars, water, sturdy footwear, and snacks.  Lunch optional.
Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird - No Show Today, Larimer County
From: "Ken & Christie Pals" <mtnpals AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:34:27 -0600
COBirders,

The bird that I reported as a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird yesterday
was a no show today.  Birders might be questioning my id for the bird and
rightfully so as Ruby-throated and Black-chinned females are virtually
identical.

What first grabbed our attention was the smaller size as we have way more
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds around. Second, we noticed a strong facial
contrast and a fairly straight bill.  We have Black-chinned hummers around
and their bill tends to be curved in my opinion. The eyes seemed to be
large as there was a wide & strong dark contrasting eye line.  The throat
was very light.  The bird's back including the nape and crown was green.  I
did not get a look at the primaries which would help a bunch to confirm.
Also we did not notice any tail pumping, but to be honest, I wasn't focused
on that aspect of behavior.

If it shows again, I will post. The hummer activity seems to be greatest
early in the morning, sparse during the day and really picks up at around 6
p.m.

Good birding.

Ken Pals, Fort Collins

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Subject: CFO Brown's Canyon Friday trip
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:25:18 -0600
For those who were on Jeff Mitton's Brown's Canyon Friday trip

We had a couple of mystery flora at a spring.  Here is what he
has discovered so far

The moss with flowers, at high resolution, showed those were not flowers,
but drying pieces of foliage—so no mystery there.

the tall plant that we saw at the spring is
Juncaginaceae: Triglochin marítima, which is frequently found in salty or
mineral rich areas.

Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Re: Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch???
From: Matt Crooks <cheezwhizdom AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:46:24 -0700 (PDT)
Well, now that makes some sense. Who needs Mongolian beef when you can have 
Sesame Bobwhite? 


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Subject: Re: Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch???
From: Joe Roller <jroller9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:37:57 -0600
Intrigued by this report,
I checked with the Panda Express in Highlands Ranch, and they have added to
their menu
"Sweet and Sour Quail."

Those Bobwhites must be escapees from the kitchen.

Rather than have to face disappointed diners, I suggest they try the
delicious
"Sesame Chukar."

Joe Roller,
Denver

On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Matt Crooks  wrote:

> My son just sent me a cell phone picture of two northern bobwhites that
> were running around the outdoor patio of the birding hotspot of Panda
> Express in highlands ranch.  Does this seem really odd to anyone else?
> Anywhere near there they would be released?  I'll upload the picture to the
> CFO Facebook site for confirmation.
>
> Matt C, Littleton CO
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Subject: Northern bobwhites, Panda Express in highlands ranch???
From: Matt Crooks <cheezwhizdom AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:17:52 -0700 (PDT)
My son just sent me a cell phone picture of two northern bobwhites that were 
running around the outdoor patio of the birding hotspot of Panda Express in 
highlands ranch. Does this seem really odd to anyone else? Anywhere near there 
they would be released? I'll upload the picture to the CFO Facebook site for 
confirmation. 


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Subject: Re: help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty)
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 15:45:25 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, Linda & all. There have been at least three Red-eyed Vireos there this 
summer:


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topicsearchin/cobirds/author$3Ame/cobirds/IqD83AkdzZA 


I don't agree that the bird or birds necessarily are breeding there. They 
might be. But the presence of singing Red-eyed Vireos doesn't necessarily 
confirm breeding. It was Christian Nunes, I believe, who made an analogous 
point with regard to the amazing Baird's Sparrows of Larimer 
County--although with the Baird's Sparrows, the evidence, while admittedly 
still circumstantial, is quite tantalizing.

While I have y'all's attention, I'll mention that there's at least one--and 
probably only one, haha--spot in Boulder County with shorebird habitat. On 
a tip from one of my invisible companions on the Aug. 13 Perseids trip, I 
went down to Stearns Lake, barely Boulder County, the morning of Friday, 
Aug. 14, where I found:

4 Snowy Egrets
1 Bald Eagle
1 Virginia Rail
14 Killdeer
8 Spotted Sandpipers
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Least Sandpipers
1 Wilson's Snipe
Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Vesper, Savannah, and Song Sparrows, plus Lark 
Bunting
2 Great-tailed Grackles

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County


On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 12:48:08 PM UTC-6, Fauvette wrote:
>
> Hi folks-- 
>
> I almost forgot to ask you this, and now it may be too late. 
>
> After doing a birdcount in a closed property on Thursday morning, I 
> stopped by the bridge on N. 61st/63rd St north of Hygiene Rd (the place 
> where people often get the odd species like Winter Wren or Red-eyed Vireo, 
> etc). 
>
> I heard a song I had heard earlier in the spring (June) on the nearby 
> closed property: it sounds to me like a Philadelphia Vireo. It could be a 
> mellow Red-eyed, but since it is a bit unique, I thought I'd see if anyone 
> else can go have a listen and let me know what you think. 
>
> I'm as certain as I am capable of being (concerning birds) that it is a 
> vireo spuh. It sings very short phrases with a 1 sec. pause between them 
> (unlike Red-eyed, which kinda has a motor-mouth). It says, "See me? Pretty 
> me? Dios mio!" and keeps on going with that type of intonation. Not 
> annoying enough for a Warbling, not hoarsely dreamy enough for a Solitary 
> (nor is it the right habitat). 
>
> Whatever it is is breeding there: it's song was being echoed phrase by 
> phrase by a bird further up the creek. Unless someone was doing a playback 
> joke on me... 
>
> Thanks for any comments-- 
>
> Linda Andes-Georges 
> central Boulder Cnty

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Subject: Re: help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty)
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 15:45:25 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, Linda & all. There have been at least three Red-eyed Vireos there this 
summer:


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topicsearchin/cobirds/author$3Ame/cobirds/IqD83AkdzZA 


I don't agree that the bird or birds necessarily are breeding there. They 
might be. But the presence of singing Red-eyed Vireos doesn't necessarily 
confirm breeding. It was Christian Nunes, I believe, who made an analogous 
point with regard to the amazing Baird's Sparrows of Larimer 
County--although with the Baird's Sparrows, the evidence, while admittedly 
still circumstantial, is quite tantalizing.

While I have y'all's attention, I'll mention that there's at least one--and 
probably only one, haha--spot in Boulder County with shorebird habitat. On 
a tip from one of my invisible companions on the Aug. 13 Perseids trip, I 
went down to Stearns Lake, barely Boulder County, the morning of Friday, 
Aug. 14, where I found:

4 Snowy Egrets
1 Bald Eagle
1 Virginia Rail
14 Killdeer
8 Spotted Sandpipers
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Least Sandpipers
1 Wilson's Snipe
Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Vesper, Savannah, and Song Sparrows, plus Lark 
Bunting
2 Great-tailed Grackles

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County


On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 12:48:08 PM UTC-6, Fauvette wrote:
>
> Hi folks-- 
>
> I almost forgot to ask you this, and now it may be too late. 
>
> After doing a birdcount in a closed property on Thursday morning, I 
> stopped by the bridge on N. 61st/63rd St north of Hygiene Rd (the place 
> where people often get the odd species like Winter Wren or Red-eyed Vireo, 
> etc). 
>
> I heard a song I had heard earlier in the spring (June) on the nearby 
> closed property: it sounds to me like a Philadelphia Vireo. It could be a 
> mellow Red-eyed, but since it is a bit unique, I thought I'd see if anyone 
> else can go have a listen and let me know what you think. 
>
> I'm as certain as I am capable of being (concerning birds) that it is a 
> vireo spuh. It sings very short phrases with a 1 sec. pause between them 
> (unlike Red-eyed, which kinda has a motor-mouth). It says, "See me? Pretty 
> me? Dios mio!" and keeps on going with that type of intonation. Not 
> annoying enough for a Warbling, not hoarsely dreamy enough for a Solitary 
> (nor is it the right habitat). 
>
> Whatever it is is breeding there: it's song was being echoed phrase by 
> phrase by a bird further up the creek. Unless someone was doing a playback 
> joke on me... 
>
> Thanks for any comments-- 
>
> Linda Andes-Georges 
> central Boulder Cnty

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Subject: Hawaiis Big Island
From: "'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:44:23 -0400
Greetings


Below is a link to my "Hawai'i Album" from my recent trip to the Big Island. 
Included are photos of 32 of the 62 species of birds that I saw while there, 
but there are also photos of Emerald Cockroach Wasp, Yellow Crazy Ant and 2 
endemic species of dragons/damsels. I kind of wimped out on the botany, though 
may add more. I tried, for each species, to put in notes of interest (when 
introduced for non-native birds, etc). Some of the insects remain unidentified, 
and I will soon try to reach the head of entomology at U of H this week for 
help. Other IDs are likely correct, but still tentative. 



In any case, I hope that you will like, and if planning to go to the Big Island 
soon, may find these notes of some help. 

Plus eBird. Don't forget eBird, which was a big help in planning where to go.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/36088296 AT N08/albums/72157657304638561


Good Birding
Steve Mlodinow

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Subject: help on vireo ID (song), St Vrain Bridge, Hygiene (Boulder Cnty)
From: Linda Andes-Georges <andesgeorges AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:48:04 -0600
Hi folks--

I almost forgot to ask you this, and now it may be too late.

After doing a birdcount in a closed property on Thursday morning, I stopped by 
the bridge on N. 61st/63rd St north of Hygiene Rd (the place where people often 
get the odd species like Winter Wren or Red-eyed Vireo, etc). 


I heard a song I had heard earlier in the spring (June) on the nearby closed 
property: it sounds to me like a Philadelphia Vireo. It could be a mellow 
Red-eyed, but since it is a bit unique, I thought I'd see if anyone else can go 
have a listen and let me know what you think. 


I'm as certain as I am capable of being (concerning birds) that it is a vireo 
spuh. It sings very short phrases with a 1 sec. pause between them (unlike 
Red-eyed, which kinda has a motor-mouth). It says, "See me? Pretty me? Dios 
mio!" and keeps on going with that type of intonation. Not annoying enough for 
a Warbling, not hoarsely dreamy enough for a Solitary (nor is it the right 
habitat). 


Whatever it is is breeding there: it's song was being echoed phrase by phrase 
by a bird further up the creek. Unless someone was doing a playback joke on 
me... 


Thanks for any comments--

Linda Andes-Georges
central Boulder Cnty

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:44:52 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 16, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Sunday, August 16 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Douglas, Larimer, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Thayer's Gull (Douglas)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, El Paso, Weld)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*Larimer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Larimer)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Larime, *Parkr)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Douglas)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Douglas)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS>
--2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Joe Weufert in Ward on
August 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--On August 4 at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gabriel Wiltse
reported Upland Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, and Hooded Warbler.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 4 Least Flycatchers at Chatfield SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--At Ramah SWA, Mel Goff reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and a fly-by
Caspian Tern on August 3.  Take bug repellent.
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--An imm Red-necked Grebe was reported by Jerome Cech on Partridge Open
Space on W 82nd Ave on August 2.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 6 Least Flycatchers in Chatfield SP.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scotte Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
July 26, Alec Hopping, Kevin Keirn, Josh Bruening, Gwen Moore, Georgia
Doyle, and David Wade reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.
Robert Beauchamp reported BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July
27, Todd Deininger, Brad Biggerstaff, and Nick Komar reported 2 BAIRD'S
Sparrows on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July 28, Sue Riffe reported 2 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Hugh and Urling
Kingery reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On
July 31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 1, a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by
Tim Mitzen on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 2, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Peter Burke reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and a flyover Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 3, Adam Vesely reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and an
Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92 and Nick Komar reported 5
McCown's Longspurs.  On August 4, Randy Siebert reported 1  BAIRD'S SPARROW
on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 10, Nick Komar reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2 Chestnut collared Longspurs, and
1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On July 29, Hugh and Urling Kingery reported 2 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Dave Leatherman reported a few
McCown's Longspurs of all ages on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July
31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 4 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 4 and August 5, Dave Leatherman
reported Chestnut-collared and Mc Cown's Longsours on CR 5 between CR 91
AND CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.
--On July 30 in Estes Park, Jim Nelson reported several Williamson's
Sapsuckers.  A juv f was on Mary's Lake Rd between Lower Broadview and
Broadview.  Two were flying on Riverside Drive between Prospect Park Dr and
Manor RV Park.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.
--A f RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported by Ken Pals coming to his
feeder in Fort Collins.  Birders are welcome
to visit and try for a sighting.  Contact Ken at mtnpals AT gmail.com to
arrange a visit.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--At Guffey Gorge (SE corner of Park County, along Fourmile Creek off CR
102), David Suddjian reported a family of Canyon Wrens on August 3.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported b DavidSuddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--3 Black Swifts were reported by Dave Silverman flying over Lake Beckwith
in Colorado City on August 3.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On July 14, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Caspian Terns at
Firestore Gravel Pits.  On July 22, Steve Mlodinow reported a Caspian Tern
at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Christine Alexander reported a
Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Renee and Jesse Casias
reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 27, Dean Shoup,
Norm Erthal, and Bob Spencer reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 1, Matt Clark reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 3, JD. Birchmeier reported Caspian Tern at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On July 25, Scott Manwaring reported Little Blue
Heron flew east from Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 30, Carl Starace
reported Little Blue Heron on Firestone Gravel Pit North on CR 9 1/2.  On
August 1, Tim Mitzen, Richard Taylor, and Matt Clark reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Little
Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 4, J.D. Birchmeier reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 7, Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August12, Al
Guarente reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 16 will be to Roxborough SP led by
Doris Cruze (cruzeduo ATaol.com; 303-798-8072).  Directions:  Take S
Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to Waterton Rd on left.  Take Waterton Rd
1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range Road.  Turn right and go south 2.3
miles to Roxborough Park Rd.  Turn Left (east) onto Roxborough Park Rd. and
then turn immediately right (south) on Roxborough Rd and follow sign to the
Park (2.2 miles).  State Parks Pass or day pass required.  Meet the leader
at 0730.
  Bring Binoculars, water, sturdy footwear, and snacks.  Lunch optional.
Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 16 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:41:42 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 16, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Sunday, August 16 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Douglas, Larimer, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Thayer's Gull (Douglas)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, El Paso, Weld)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (*Larimer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, Jefferson)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Larimer)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Larime, *Parkr)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Douglas)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Douglas)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 15,
Mark Miller reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS were present in the NW
Corner of McIntosh Reservoir but
difficult to see and David Waltman reported 2 juv EASTERN MEADOWLARKS>
--2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Joe Weufert in Ward on
August 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--On August 4 at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gabriel Wiltse
reported Upland Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, and Hooded Warbler.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 4 Least Flycatchers at Chatfield SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--At Ramah SWA, Mel Goff reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and a fly-by
Caspian Tern on August 3.  Take bug repellent.
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--An imm Red-necked Grebe was reported by Jerome Cech on Partridge Open
Space on W 82nd Ave on August 2.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 6 Least Flycatchers in Chatfield SP.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scotte Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
July 26, Alec Hopping, Kevin Keirn, Josh Bruening, Gwen Moore, Georgia
Doyle, and David Wade reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.
Robert Beauchamp reported BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July
27, Todd Deininger, Brad Biggerstaff, and Nick Komar reported 2 BAIRD'S
Sparrows on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July 28, Sue Riffe reported 2 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Hugh and Urling
Kingery reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On
July 31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 1, a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by
Tim Mitzen on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 2, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Peter Burke reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and a flyover Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 3, Adam Vesely reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and an
Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92 and Nick Komar reported 5
McCown's Longspurs.  On August 4, Randy Siebert reported 1  BAIRD'S SPARROW
on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 10, Nick Komar reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2 Chestnut collared Longspurs, and
1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On July 29, Hugh and Urling Kingery reported 2 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Dave Leatherman reported a few
McCown's Longspurs of all ages on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July
31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 4 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 4 and August 5, Dave Leatherman
reported Chestnut-collared and Mc Cown's Longsours on CR 5 between CR 91
AND CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.
--On July 30 in Estes Park, Jim Nelson reported several Williamson's
Sapsuckers.  A juv f was on Mary's Lake Rd between Lower Broadview and
Broadview.  Two were flying on Riverside Drive between Prospect Park Dr and
Manor RV Park.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.
--A f RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported by Ken Pals coming to his
feeder in Fort Collins.  Birders are welcome
to visit and try for a sighting.  Contact Ken at mtnpals AT gmail.com to
arrange a visit.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--At Guffey Gorge (SE corner of Park County, along Fourmile Creek off CR
102), David Suddjian reported a family of Canyon Wrens on August 3.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported b DavidSuddjian on Lost
Park Rd (CR 56) on August 13.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--3 Black Swifts were reported by Dave Silverman flying over Lake Beckwith
in Colorado City on August 3.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On July 14, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Caspian Terns at
Firestore Gravel Pits.  On July 22, Steve Mlodinow reported a Caspian Tern
at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Christine Alexander reported a
Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Renee and Jesse Casias
reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 27, Dean Shoup,
Norm Erthal, and Bob Spencer reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 1, Matt Clark reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 3, JD. Birchmeier reported Caspian Tern at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On July 25, Scott Manwaring reported Little Blue
Heron flew east from Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 30, Carl Starace
reported Little Blue Heron on Firestone Gravel Pit North on CR 9 1/2.  On
August 1, Tim Mitzen, Richard Taylor, and Matt Clark reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Little
Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 4, J.D. Birchmeier reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 7, Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August12, Al
Guarente reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 16 will be to Roxborough SP led by
Doris Cruze (cruzeduo ATaol.com; 303-798-8072).  Directions:  Take S
Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to Waterton Rd on left.  Take Waterton Rd
1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range Road.  Turn right and go south 2.3
miles to Roxborough Park Rd.  Turn Left (east) onto Roxborough Park Rd. and
then turn immediately right (south) on Roxborough Rd and follow sign to the
Park (2.2 miles).  State Parks Pass or day pass required.  Meet the leader
at 0730.
  Bring Binoculars, water, sturdy footwear, and snacks.  Lunch optional.
Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Larimer hotspot
From: Nick Komar <quetzal65 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:48:26 -0600
The farm pond just north of the northeast corner of Horseshoe Lake in Loveland 
is drawn down and chock full of birds. Late this afternoon it hosted over a 
thousand birds, including an amazing number of Franklin's Gulls. I estimated 
750 of them. This spot will be worth checking out over the next few weeks. 


Nick Komar
Fort Collins

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Larimer County
From: "Ken & Christie Pals" <mtnpals AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 19:23:16 -0600
Cobirders,

While eating dinner this evening and watching hummingbirds come and go from
our feeder, a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird made at least three visits
between 6:45 - 7:00 p.m..  We also had a male Black-chinned and several
Broad-tailed hummers. Not seeing any Rufous or Calliopes.

Birders are welcome to visit and try for a sighting. Reply privately if
interested.

Ken Pals
Fort Collins

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Subject: McIntosh Lake 8/15
From: "Mark Miller" <snowy.owlets AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:22:20 -0600
Hi Everyone,

 

I was at McIntosh Lake this morning 8/15. The Lilian's Meadowlarks were
present, but hard to find, back at the NW corner (on the loop trail between
the bridge and the junction with the trail that goes to the Agricultural
Preserve). A few Western Meadowlarks were also in the area, and they were
the only ones singing. The Lilian's did a fair bit of calling, and the
little clucky notes they made sound very different from Western. I also got
a brief view in the scope of a young Bobolink. A few migrants were about,
including Western Wood-Pewee, Yellow Warbler, and Brewer's Sparrow. A Great
Egret was on the north shore of the lake, and several of us watched an
Osprey fly to a utility pole with a fish so big it could barely stay in the
air.

 

Mark Miller

Longmont, CO

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Subject: Cedar Waxwing, CSR, El Paso Co, Saturday
From: Steven Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:54:14 -0600
Hi COBirders,

While a waxwing isn’t a CO rarity, the single one I saw this morning high in 
a snag seemed VERY early in migration. 


Banded birds today were again sparse. A migrant Yellow Warbler, and hatch-year 
local nesting House Wren, Song Sparrow, and Com Yellowthroat. Maybe next week! 


Steve Brown
Colorado SPrings

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Subject: Park County Aug 13
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:26:40 -0600
I began with a exploration with many stops out Lost Park Road (CR 56) with
some side trips out NF roads. The beginning two miles of the road - passing
through South Park prairie on the wet side of the spectrum - had the
largest number of *Savannah Sparrows* I've yet encountered in park, with
over a 120 seen near the road. This species is a fairly numerous breeder in
this wet area and there were many young seen, so I suspect these are
largely or wholly the local breeders. Along with them were 3 *Lark Buntings*
and 2 *Grasshopper Sparrows* (both good for Park), a good number of *Vesper
Sparrows*, some *Lark Sparrows*, and a flock of 8 *American Pipits*. The
latter were the first I've seen in the "lowlands" (9,000') of Park County
this season, down from the mountain heights.
Working further in I encountered 13 *Gray Jays* along Lost Park Road
(including 2 at the campground at the end of the road). A very good area
for this species is in the spruce/fir with lodgepole forest from 13-15
miles in from Hwy 285. There were also *Am. Three-toed Woodpeckers*
(including a family group, 1 *Townsend's Warbler*, 1 *Veery*, and frequent
detections of Type 5 *Red Crossbills*. Wet Lost Park with its low willows
and some yellow-flowered shrub had a great abundance of *Lincoln's Sparrows*
(the local breeders with many fledged young). Some *Pine Grosbeaks* and *Gray
Jays* were at the end of NF Road 134 (a much too rocky route). An *American
White Pelican* circling to gain height over CR 39 was interesting over the
spruce/fir and bristlecone pines. It looked extra lovely all by itself
against the blue sky as I was listening to crossbills, RB Nuthatches and
such.

The upstream end of Tarryall Reservoir had 2 *Baird's Sandpipers*, and
1 *Western
Sandpiper*. A family of *Common Mergansers* had 7 small young. The species
is not a common breeder in Park (based on my observation so far), and it
seemed late to me for such small young. But this fits the pattern of new
broods appearing in late summer in Park. Indeed, visiting other water sites
later this day there were many broods of dabblers and divers that were new
and not present on checks 10 days earlier.

Working down CR 77 with just a few stops, Twin Eagles Campground had
an *Orange-crowned
Warbler* (good for Park) and some *Gray Catbirds*. Near the junction with
NF Road 213 there I saw 4 Type 2 *Red Crossbills* eating currents from the
shrubs there. Saw the same thing near by last year. The currents in general
are a big draw right now for robins, solitaires, Sage Thrashers, and
bluebirds, so why shouldn't the crossbills join in?

Lake George had a low diversity of waterbirds, but a *Sora* and *Virginia
Rail* both called from the cattails, and the marsh upstream of the lake had
a *Marsh Wren*.

Highlights at Eleven Mile Reservoir included a *Black Tern* and *Lesser
Yellowlegs*. Also present were *American Avocets*, *Wilson's
Phalaropes*, *Northern
Pintail*, and *White-faced Ibis*. The *Western Grebes* are nesting off the
Platte inlet on a large mat of floating vegetation (polygonum?). They seem
to all be sitting still, with no young evident yet.

CR 59 at the South Platte crossing near Hartsel had a *Western Kingbird* (a
very uncommon migrant in Park), and 4 *Soras *were calling from the sedge
marsh. One strolled out into view.

The pond at Trout Creek Ranch northwest of Hartsel had a challenging-to-ID
cross section of duck families. The most interesting for me was a new brood
of *Ring-necked Ducks*, as this was the first breeding evidence for this
species that I've encountered on my visits to Park. Two *Soras* piped up.

The pond along Hwy 285 near Fairplay had the same birds as recently minus
the Common Goldeneye. It was a delight to have close views of a new brood
of *Eared Grebes* peaking out from the feathers atop one parent, with the
other offering bits of food to the young riders. This is the third location
where I've seen nesting Eareds in Park this season, all in the region
easterly from Fairplay. They nested at Eleven Mile Reservoir last year, but
don't seem to be doing so this year.

A *Solitary Sandpiper *was at the pond along Hwy 285 south of Como. Over at
the pond along CR 34 at 4.3 miles in from Hwy 285 about half of the *Eared
Grebes* have finished nesting and the numbers of adults have dropped, and
other adults are tending broods of young over half grown. A number of
new *Ruddy
Ducks *were here, mostly males, indicating some movement, and 4 *Northern
Pintails* were also new here.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Subject: Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 15 August 2015
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 04:15:50 -0600
Compiler:   Joyce Takamine
Date: August 15, 2015
This is the Rare Bird Alert, Saturday, August 15 sponsored by Denver Field
Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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

Barrow's Goldeneye (Clear Creek)
Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson)
Little Blue Heron (Weld)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Jefferson)
Glossy Ibis (Jefferson)
Upland Sandpiper (Douglas, Larimer, Prowers)
Whimbrel (Alamosa)
Thayer's Gull (Douglas)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (*Sedgwick)
Caspian Tern (Alamosa, Boulder, El Paso, Weld)
Black Swift (Pueblo)
Red-headed Woodpecker (El Paso, *Jefferson)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Larimer)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Boulder, Larimer)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Logan)
Least Flycatcher (Douglas)
Gray Flycatcher (El Paso, *Yuma)
Black Phoebe (Boulder, Jefferson, San Miguel)
Eastern Phoebe (Douglas/Jefferson, Jefferson)
Great Crested Flycatcher (*Prowers)
Bell's Vireo (Logan)
Purple Martin (Mesa)
Canyon Wren (Park)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Larimer)
McCown's Longspur (Larimer)
Hooded Warbler (Douglas)
BAIRD'S SPARROW (Larimer)
Fox Sparrow (*Gunnison)
EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK (*Boulder)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Clear Creek)

ALAMOSA COUNTY:
--On August 11, John Rawinski reported 1 Caspian Tern and 2 Whimbrels at
Blanca Wetlands.   The Whimbrels were on pond 114.

BOULDER COUNTY:
--An EASTERN (LILIAN'S) MEADOWLARK has been found by Johanna Beam at
McIntosh Reservoir in the NW corner.  It has
been seen with 2 young.  On July 30, Johanna Beam and Todd Deininger
reported ad EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 1, Johanna
Beam and Richard Taylor reported EASTERN MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.
On August 2, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK and
Caspian Tern at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 6, Connie Takamine reported
EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 10, Steve
Mlodinow reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at McIntosh Reservoir.  On
August 12, Todd Deininger reported EASTERN (Lilian's) MEADOWLARK at
McIntosh Reservoir.  On August 14, John Drummond reported 3 EASTERN
(Lilian's) MEADOWLARKS (1 ad, 2 juv) at McIntosh Reservoir.
--2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers were reported by Joe Weufert in Ward on
August 5.
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Joyce Takamine along Boulder Creek west of
79th St. on August 11.  It was not at the bridge.  Take the dirt path to
the west and look in vegetation along the north side of creek.

CLEAR CREEK
--On August 8 at Echo Lake, Scott Someshoe reported f Barrow's Goldeneye
with 6 young.
--At Mount Evans on August 8, Scott Somehoe reported Brown-capped
Rosy-Finch.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
--On August 4 at the Marina Sandspit at Chatfield SP, Gabriel Wiltse
reported Upland Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, and Hooded Warbler.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 4 Least Flycatchers at Chatfield SP.

EL PASO COUNTY:
--At Ramah SWA, Mel Goff reported 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers and a fly-by
Caspian Tern on August 3.  Take bug repellent.
--An ad Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Brown at Clear Spring Ranch
on August 13.

GUNNISON COUNTY:
--3 Fox Sparrows were reported at Anthracite Creek on August 12 by Jon Horn
and Bill Harris

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
--On July 14 Scott Somershoe reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On July 24, Scott Somershoe and Lynn Saver reported Black and
Eastern Phoebe at Waterton Canyon between canyon mouth and Waterton Rd.  On
August 4,m Mary O'Connor reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at Waterton
Canyon.  On August 10, David Suddjian reported Black and Eastern Phoebe at
Waterton Canyon from Waterton Road to overhead pipes.
--An imm Red-necked Grebe was reported by Jerome Cech on Partridge Open
Space on W 82nd Ave on August 2.
--On August 4, David Suddjian reported 6 Least Flycatchers in Chatfield SP.
--4 Red-headed Woodpecker were reported by George Mayfield on Stony Pass
Road near Wigwam Creek on August 6.  On August 9, Scott Manwaring reported
Red-headed Woodpecker on Stony Pass Road near Wigwam Creek.  On August 14,
Scotte Somershoe reported 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Stony Pass road near
Wigwam Creek.
--On August 6, Benjamin Peter reported an ad YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt on August 6.  It was on the south side
of the lake off the bike path.  On August 7, Anton Morrison reported Ad
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge Greenbelt.  Todd
Deininger found the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a tree next to Tabor Lake
the morning of August 7.  On August 8, Matt Crooks and many other birders
reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.  On August 9, Mackenzie
Goldthwait and many other birders reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at
Tabor Lake.  On August 10, David Suddjian, Scott Somershoe, Dean Shoup, Joe
Roller, Chris Rurik, and Frank Farrell reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
  On August 11, Tim Ryan, Wendy Wibbens, and Jessi Oberbeck reported
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Tabor Lake.
--5 Red-headed Woodpeckers were reported by Robert Martinez at Cheeseman
Lake on August 13.

LARIMER COUNTY:
--On July 25, Nick Komar report 2 singing  BAIRD'S SPARROWS on the W side
of CR 5 near Rawhide Energy Station about 2 miles N oF Buckeye Road.  On
July 26, Alec Hopping, Kevin Keirn, Josh Bruening, Gwen Moore, Georgia
Doyle, and David Wade reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.
Robert Beauchamp reported BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July
27, Todd Deininger, Brad Biggerstaff, and Nick Komar reported 2 BAIRD'S
Sparrows on CR 5 N of Buckeye Rd.  On July 28, Sue Riffe reported 2 BAIRD'S
SPARROWS on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Hugh and Urling
Kingery reported 1 BAIRD'S SPARROW on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On
July 31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 1, a BAIRD'S SPARROW was reported by
Tim Mitzen on CR 5 Between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 2, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, David Wade, and Peter Burke reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS, 2
McCown's Longspurs, and a flyover Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82
and CR 92.  On August 3, Adam Vesely reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS and an
Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92 and Nick Komar reported 5
McCown's Longspurs.  On August 4, Randy Siebert reported 1  BAIRD'S SPARROW
on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 10, Nick Komar reported 3
BAIRD'S SPARROWS (1 singing ad, 2 juv), 2 Chestnut collared Longspurs, and
1 McCown's Longspur on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 11, Dave
Leatherman reported 2 BAIRD'S SPARROWS on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.
--On July 29, Hugh and Urling Kingery reported 2 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July 29, Dave Leatherman reported a few
McCown's Longspurs of all ages on CR 5 between CR 82 and CR 92.  On July
31, Nick Komar and Andy Bankert reported 4 McCown's Longspurs on CR 5
between CR 82 and CR 92.  On August 4 and August 5, Dave Leatherman
reported Chestnut-collared and Mc Cown's Longsours on CR 5 between CR 91
AND CR 92.
--On August 12, Nick Komar reported Upland Sandpiper on CR 5 at 1.3 m N of
Buckeye Rd.
--On July 30 in Estes Park, Jim Nelson reported several Williamson's
Sapsuckers.  A juv f was on Mary's Lake Rd between Lower Broadview and
Broadview.  Two were flying on Riverside Drive between Prospect Park Dr and
Manor RV Park.
--An American Three-toed Woodpecker was reported by Bill Fink at Endovalley
CG in Rocky Mountain NP on August 10.

LOGAN COUNTY:
--An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was reported by Gwen Moore and Matt Clark at
Tamarack Ranch SWA on August 9.

MESA COUNTY:
--At about 8400 Ft between Collbran and Brush Creek, Nic Korte reported
Purple Martins on August 2 and 3.  On August 11, Nic Korte reported that
Purple Martins are using the Collbran area asa staging are for migrations
so can be seen in greater numbers than usual

PARK COUNTY:
--At Guffey Gorge (SE corner of Park County, along Fourmile Creek off CR
102), David Suddjian reported a family of Canyon Wrens on August 3.

PROWERS COUNTY:
--On August 7, Jill White Smith reported 15+ Upland Sandpipers about 5
miles S and 3 miles E of Lamar.
--A Great Crested Flycatcher was reported by Jill White Smith at Lamar
Community College Woods on August 14.

PUEBLO COUNTY:
--3 Black Swifts were reported by Dave Silverman flying over Lake Beckwith
in Colorado City on August 3.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY:
--A Black Phoebe was reported by Coen Dexter SE of Norwood at over 7000 ft
on August 10.

SEDGWICK COUNTY:
--A Gray Flycatcher was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Stalker Lake on
August 14.

WELD COUNTY:
--A Caspian Tern was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Firestone Gravel Pits on
July 6.  On July 14, Bill Kaempfer reported 3 Caspian Terns at Firestone
Gravel Pits.  On July 15, Steve Mlodinow reported 3 Caspian Terns at
Firestore Gravel Pits.  On July 22, Steve Mlodinow reported a Caspian Tern
at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Christine Alexander reported a
Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 26, Renee and Jesse Casias
reported 2 Caspian Terns at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 27, Dean Shoup,
Norm Erthal, and Bob Spencer reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 1, Matt Clark reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Caspian Tern at Firestone Gravel
Pits.  On August 3, JD. Birchmeier reported Caspian Tern at Firestone
Gravel Pits.
--An immature Little Blue Heron was reported by Carl Starace at Firestone
Gravel Pits on July 24.  On July 25, Scott Manwaring reported Little Blue
Heron flew east from Firestone Gravel Pits.  On July 30, Carl Starace
reported Little Blue Heron on Firestone Gravel Pit North on CR 9 1/2.  On
August 1, Tim Mitzen, Richard Taylor, and Matt Clark reported Little Blue
Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 2, Peter Burke reported Little
Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 4, J.D. Birchmeier reported
Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August 7, Sue Riffe
reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.  On August12, Al
Guarente reported Little Blue Heron at Firestone Gravel Pits.

YUMA COUNTY:
--A Lesser Black-backed Gull was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Jumbo
Reservoir on August 14.

UPCOMING DFO FIELD TRIPS:

The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, August 15 will be to Staunton SP led by
Wendy Wibbens and sue Summer (wibbwj AT aol.com; 303-330-1175).
Directions:   take US 285 south to Shafers Crossing, about miles west of
Conifer.  Turn north on Elk Creek Road and follow sign 1.5 miles to park
entrance.  State Parks pass or day pass required.
   Meet the leaders at 000 at the main parking lot at Staunton SP (just
past the entrance station).  Bring binoculars,water, hat, sun screen, but
repellent, snacks, and sturdy hiking shoes; lunch optional.  This is a
moderate level hike with potential for short steep inclines.  Will hike 2-4
miles on either the Davis Ponds Trail or a portion of the Mason Creek
trail.  Habitat can include ponderosa pine, aspen, mountain riparian,
meadows, and cliffs.  All levels of birders welcome.  Register online or
contact leader to register.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, August 16 will be to Roxborough SP led by
Doris Cruze (cruzeduo ATaol.com; 303-798-8072).  Directions:  Take S
Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to Waterton Rd on left.  Take Waterton Rd
1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range Road.  Turn right and go south 2.3
miles to Roxborough Park Rd.  Turn Left (east) onto Roxborough Park Rd. and
then turn immediately right (south) on Roxborough Rd and follow sign to the
Park (2.2 miles).  State Parks Pass or day pass required.  Meet the leader
at 0730.
  Bring Binoculars, water, sturdy footwear, and snacks.  Lunch optional.
Register online or contact leader to register.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine
Boulder

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Subject: Please help me identify this silhouette of a bird
From: Nico Toutenhoofd <nico AT insightdesigns.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:27:18 -0700 (PDT)
I was up near Gold Hill, Colorado, on an early morning bike ride and I got this 
photo of a big bird taking of from a tree. I'd love to know what it might be - 
I'm assuming it's a hawk or an eagle: 



https://www.dropbox.com/s/5o6aogqhwaumjud/Screenshot%202015-08-14%2015.24.06.png?dl=0 


As a silhouette it's a bit hard to tell, I know.

Thanks!
Nico

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Subject: Lillian's Meadowlarks , Mcintosh Lake , Boulder County
From: "'John D' via Colorado Birds" <cobirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:18:02 -0400
CO birders :

 The Eastern Meadowlarks ( Lilian's ) were seen again today , an adult and two 
juveniles from the Mcintosh Lake Trail somewhat more north central than the 
usual north western location . Spotting scopes essential . The juveniles 
occasionally hopped up to a post but the adult only allowed brief views walking 
in longer grass . The juveniles appeared to be begging for food but we saw no 
feeding activity by the adult . For the adult we observed the white malar and 
in flight 4 white outer tail feathers each side of the tail and a photo of one 
of a juveniles again shows the 4 white outer tail feathers ( my thoughts here 
the offspring might be hybrids ) . Many Western Meadowlarks were frequenting a 
grass meadow much further west by a hay bale . 


John Drummond
Colorado Springs  

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Subject: Willow Flycatcher CSR, El Paso Co., Friday
From: Steve Brown <sbrown37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:35:28 -0600
Hi COBirders,

It is still slow at Clear Spring Ranch for banding. Most of the birds I banded 
today were netted before 7:15, but one of them was a Hatch-year Willow 
Flycatcher, along with a couple of expected Yellow Warblers and Gray Catbirds. 


What WAS unexpected was a hen Wood Duck in a net, my first in-the-hand! 
(Unbanded, though). That was a surprise. 


Good birding,
Steve Brown
Colorado Springs



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