Arapahoe (Caspian Tern, Black-chinned Hummingbird)
Jefferson/Douglas (Eastern Phoebe, Prairie Warbler)
Sedgwick (Field Sparrow)
Grand (Black Vulture)
Moffat (Least Flycatcher)
FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
Yesterday, Amy Davenport found a CASPIAN TERN on the eastern sandbar at Cherry Creek State Park. Davenport relocated BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Petrosky, 5/12) east of the ranger's office, Cherry Creek State Park.
Yesterday, Terry Michaels relocated an EASTERN PHOEBE (T. Jones) near the Plum Creek Delta footbridge at Chatfield State Park. Joe Roller reported a male PRAIRIE WARBLER at Corwina Park (see CoBus website for directions). On 6/24, Stevens &
Reid relocated a pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS (Stevens, 3/20) south of the top of Genesee Mountain Park. On 6/23, Merlynn Brown reported a female AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Pike National Forest (last seen east across the Strawberry Jack Trail at 140 yards south of the Parkview Trail).
On 6/29, Penny Bauer relocated YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Elens, 6/5) at Glenmere Park (see CoBus website for additional information). Terry Hawkins relocated MOUNTAIN PLOVERS (Stevens, 3/26) north & west of CR 96, 0.5 miles east of CR 69. On 6/20, Jeff Skrentny relocated a MOUNTAIN PLOVER (Stevens, 4/10) & BURROWING OWL north of CR 94 & CR 63.
On 6/29, Polly Neldner reported the YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (Neldner, 6/4) returned to her yard. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO also heard at Oak Street & Ryus Avenue, La Veta. On 6/21, Washburn relocated a HEPATIC TANAGER (Mlodinow,
6/4) along Santa Clara Creek (see CoBus website for additional directions).
On 6/27, Stevens found FLAMMULATED OWLS west of Pennock Pass. At dusk, Stevens found a COMMON POORWILL at Lory State Park. On 6/17, David Leatherman relocated BOBOLINK (Dixie Smith, 6/11) in fields south of Bellvue (south of 50E & 23 Roads).
On 6/26, Kosten relocated BURROWING OWLS along the DIA Owl Loop (Buckley Road). (see CoBus website for directions).
On 6/25, Amy Davenport relocated BOBOLINK (Cross, 5/23) south of the Winkler Ranch entrance along Castlewood Canyon Road. Davenport relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along Hwy 67 at 0.1 miles east & 40 yards north of Rampart Range Road.
El Paso County
On 6/19, Ron Green found a GREEN HERON at the Hanson Nature Area of Fountain Creek Regional Park. On 6/6, Mel Goff
reported from Turkey Creek Ranch: 6 LEWIS'S WOODPECKER & 2 ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER.
On 6/18, Richard Stevens relocated Dickcissel (Petrosky, 6/16) along Elbert Road (south of hwy 86).
On 6/27, Washburn relocated NORTHERN CARDINALS & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Lamar Community College. Washburn relocated a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at Willow Creek Park. Washburn relocated BLACK RAIL at the Lamar East BBS marsh.
On 6/25, Washburn reported a SCOTT'S ORIOLE along the Purgatoire River at Picket Wire Canyonlands. Washburn found RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS below the cliffs at Vogel Canyon. On 6/18, David Chartier reported from Old Bent's Fort: BLACK RAIL (Kaempfer, 5/9).
On 6/24, Kaempfer relocated 6 BLACK RAIL (Stevens, 5/19) at Fort Lyon Wildlife Area.
On 6/24, Bill Kaempfer & John
Vanderpoel reported a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at the High Plains Sportsman's Club off Hwy 71.
On 6/24, Washburn reported from Cottonwood Canyon: RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, EASTERN PHOEBE, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO & WESTERN SCREECH-OWL. On 6/23, Washburn reported from Picture Canyon: RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW (Petrosky, 6/8) & CURVE-BILLED THRASHER.
Yesterday, Jacob Washburn relocated a FIELD SPARROW (Stevens, 5/31) at Sand Draw Wildlife Area.
On 6/28, Washburn reported from Bonny Reservoir: GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER & EASTERN SCREECH-OWL. Washburn relocated at Hale Ponds: YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO & RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS.
MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
Yesterday, Todd Deininger reported 2 BLACK VULTURES west of the Colorado River (near Radium Recreation Area, off CR 11).
Yesterday, Jacob Cooper
reported a LEAST FLYCATCHER at the Wyman Living History Museum a mile east of Craig.
On 6/29, the Ehlmanns relocated BLACK PHOEBE (Dunmire, 5/30) at Cabin Canyon Campground. On 6/27, the Ehlmanns relocated LUCY'S WARBLER (Washburn, 4/16) at Yellow Jacket Canyon. On 5/30, Dunmire found 2 BLACK PHOEBE 1/2 mile below the McPhee Reservoir dam.
On 6/28, Stevens found 2 GREATER SAGE GROUSE along County Road 26. Stevens found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along the east side of Chambers Lake. On 5/29, the Ehlmanns relocated BOREAL OWL at upper Joe Wright Reservoir parking lot.
La Plata County
On 6/26, the Ehlmanns relocated ACORN WOODPECKERS at Wildcat Canyon outside of Durango.
On 6/25, Bill Kaempfer found 9 CHUKAR west of 3.0 miles west of the Gunnison River Bridge. On 6/24, Rick Harner relocated BURROWING
OWLS (Morris, 6/11) 75 yards west of Highway 50 (mile maker 62) between Delta and Grand Junction.
On 6/25, Kaempfer relocated BLACK SWIFT (Arnold, 6/2) at Box Canyon Falls, Ouray.
Clear Creek County
On 6/24, Reid & Stevens reported 2 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN 500 yards northeast of the pullover just north of the entrance to Summit Lake, Mt. Evans Byway. On 6/21, Stevens found 2 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN along the Rosalie Trail at Guanella Pass. Stevens found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at Guanella Pass Campgrounds. On 6/19, Dick Filby relocated the RUFOUS COLLARED SPARROW (A. Davis, 5/8) at 7th/8th & Rose Streets in Georgetown.
On 6/24, Moss relocated 1-3 BLACK-THROATED SPARROWS (Moss, 6/11) near Williamsburg (see website for details). On 6/23, Moss relocated a RED-EYED VIREO & EASTERN PHOEBE near Sell's Pond. On 6/20, Washburn
reported from Temple Canyon State Park: GRAY VIREO (Stevens, 5/9) & GRAY FLYCATCHER (Stevens, 5/9).
On 6/23, Petrosky relocated LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS (Skrentny, 6/22) in Buena Vista (east of N. Pleasant Avenue, south of Brookdale Avenue). Petrosky found 10+ PINYON JAYS at Ruby Mountain.
On 6/22, Stevens & Petrosky found a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER at Buffalo Springs Campgrounds. On 6/21, Stevens reported from Michigan Creek Road: AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL & DUSKY GROUSE.
On 6/22, Bryan Ehlmann found a BLACK PHOEBE along San Miguel River, just south of Uravan. Ehlmann relocated LESSER NIGHTHAWKS (Dexter, 6/12) at the Nucla Sewer Ponds.
On 6/18, Cheryl Teuton relocated 2 BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS (Frid, 4/9) down the Devil's Kitchen trail, Colorado National Monument. On 6/14, the Ehlmanns also reported from
the Monument: PINYON JAYS, GRAY VIREO & GRAY FLYCATCHER. On 6/18, the Ehlmanns found 2 FLAMMULATED OWLS on the Uncompahgre Plateau. On 6/13, Ehlmanns reported a pair of SCOTT'S ORIOLES at Brewster's Ridge. The Ehlmanns relocated a male SCOTT'S ORIOLE (Stevens, 5/8) east of CR M.6 and south of 0.8 Road. Directions to birding spots on CoBus website: http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net
Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
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