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Colorado Rare Bird Alert for November 1, 2011

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  • Amy Davenport
    Hello cobirders, Reports added today: Arapahoe (Red-necked Grebe, Surf Scoter, Common Loon) Jefferson/Douglas (Mew Gull, Pacific Loon, Common Loon) Weld
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      Hello cobirders,

      Reports added today:
      Arapahoe (Red-necked Grebe, Surf Scoter, Common Loon)
      Jefferson/Douglas (Mew Gull, Pacific Loon, Common Loon)
      Weld (Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird)
      Pueblo (Black-throated Blue Warbler, Pine Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler)
      Logan (Black-throated Green Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Eastern
      Screech-Owl, Field Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker)
      Phillips (Harris’s Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker)

      FRONT RANGE NORTHERN COLORADO
      Arapahoe County
      Yesterday, Bill Cryder reported from Aurora Reservoir: RED-NECKED
      GREBE, 2 SURF SCOTER (Kosten, 10/19) & 2 COMMON LOON (Petrosky,
      10/20). Jerry Petrosky relocated 2 COMMON LOON at Cherry Creek State
      Park. On 10/29, Loch Kilpatrick reported a RED-THROATED LOON (Walbek,
      10/17) at Cherry Creek State Park.

      Jefferson/Douglas Counties
      Yesterday, Terry Michaels reported from Chatfield State Park: MEW GULL
      (Walbek, 10/30), PACIFIC LOON (Walbek, 10/30) & COMMON LOONS
      (Michaels, 10/29). On 10/30, Glenn Walbek reported a RED-NECKED
      GREBE. On 10/29, Walbek relocated COMMON LOONS (Faulkner, 10/28) at
      Standley Lake. On 10/28, Doug Faulkner reported from Standley Lake: 3
      WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. On 10/27, Bruce Newman found a male MANDARIN DUCK
      (not a countable bird) at Wheat Ridge Greenbelt (park at Youngfield
      lot and walk west under I70 to ponds on south side of trail).
      Weld County
      Yesterday, David Leatherman reported from Crow Valley Campground:
      RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER (Wilberding, 10/22) & 5 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS. On
      10/28, Wild relocated COMMON LOONS (Mlodinow, 10/20) at Union
      Reservoir.

      Pueblo County
      Yesterday, Percival reported from Pueblo City Park: BLACK-THROATED
      BLUE WARBLER (Percival, 10/30), PINE WARBLER & 2 TOWNSEND’S WARBLERS
      (Percival, 10/27). On 10/30, Percival reported 2 YELLOW-BELLIED
      SAPSUCKERS (Percival, 10/27). Percival reported from Pueblo
      Reservoir: PACIFIC LOON & 5 COMMON LOONS.

      Adams County
      On 10/30, Jerry Petrosky reported from Rocky Mountain Arsenal:
      LONG-EARED OWL (Petrosky, 10/26; Legacy Trail) & SWAMP SPARROW
      (Stevens, 10/18; southeast cattails, Lake Ladora). On 10/30, Petrosky
      reported from Barr Lake State Park: COMMON LOON (Petrosky, 10/23).
      Petrosky relocated a pair of GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (Petrosky, 10/23) at
      the Picadilly Tree Nursery (Picadilly & 152nd).

      Boulder County
      On 10/30, Mark Miller relocated the ARCTIC TERN (Nunes, 10/18) &
      COMMON LOON (Bunker, 10/27) at Boulder Reservoir.
      Larimer County
      On 10/30, David Seibel found a NORTHERN PARULA in Estes Park (along
      Big Thompson River across from the Subway Restaurant on Riverside
      Drive). On 10/29, Dixie Smith relocated a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
      (Wild, 10/22) at Timnath Reservoir. On 10/28, Wild relocated SURF
      SCOTERS (Wild, 10/25) at Dry Creek Reservoir. Wild reported 11
      BONAPARTE’S GULL at Boedecker Reservoir. Wild reported a SWAMP
      SPARROW at Bonnel Drive Pond. Gary Lefko reported a SHORT-EARED OWL
      at the Bee Lake camping peninsula.

      Douglas County
      On 10/29, Zeeto relocated an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER just
      northeast of highway 67 and Rampart Range Road.


      El Paso County
      On 10/27, Mark Peterson found 3 BLACK SCOTER on Prospect Lake,
      Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. Peterson reported from Big Johnson
      Reservoir: SURF SCOTER (Moore, 10/25), BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, COMMON
      LOON, 2 BONAPARTE’S GULL.

      Huerfano County
      On 10/26, Paul & Polly Neldner found a female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
      (Neldner, 10/21) & WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at their La Veta yard
      (email for details: pollywren (at)gmail.com.

      SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
      Bent/Kiowa Counties
      On 10/29, Duane Nelson reported from Blue Lake: RED PHALAROPE (Nelson,
      10/28). On 10/28, Nelson reported 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS & PACIFIC
      LOON (see CoBus website for details).

      NORTHEASTERN COLORADO
      Logan County
      Yesterday, Stevens found at Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area:
      BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, NORTHERN CARDINAL, EASTERN SCREECH-OWL,
      FIELD SPARROW, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS.

      Phillips County
      Yesterday, Stevens and all found at Sand Draw Wildlife Area: HARRIS’S
      SPARROW & 2 FIELD SPARROWS. Stevens found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at
      Pony Express Wildlife Area.

      Logan/Sedgwick Counties
      On 10/30, Stevens reported from Jumbo Reservoir: SHORT-EARED OWL,
      EASTERN SCREECH-OWL, PACIFIC LOON, 2 COMMON LOONS, BLACK SCOTER,
      THAYER’S GULL & 2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS. Stevens and all found 2 COMMON
      REDPOLL at Red Lion Wildlife Area (Little Jumbo Reservoir).

      Sedgwick County
      On 10/29, Sue Ehlmann and all reported from Ovid Woods: PURPLE FINCH
      (Stevens, 10/17). Ehlmann relocated a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
      (Stevens, 10/17) at Ovid Sewage Ponds. Ehlmann reported from
      Julesburg Wildlife Area: NORTHERN CARDINAL, HARRIS’S SPARROW &
      RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER.

      On 10/28, Sue Ehlmann and all reported from DePoorter Lake: HARRIS’S
      SPARROW (Stevens, 10/14), WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Stevens, 10/14) &
      BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.

      Morgan County
      On 10/28, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at Jackson Reservoir.

      Logan/Washington Counties
      On 10/28, Stevens & Ehlmann relocated EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at inlet,
      Prewitt Reservoir.

      Yuma County
      On 10/12, Ehlmann & all reported from Hale Ponds: EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
      & SWAMP SPARROW. They relocated two EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at Bonny
      Reservoir (between Hwy 385 & Foster’s Grove Campgrounds).

      MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN COLORADO
      Park County
      On 10/30, Joey Kellner reported at the trio of reservoirs: At Eleven
      Mile Reservoir: BLACK SCOTER (Stevens, 10/24). At Spinney Mountain
      Reservoir: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Ehlmann, 10/21) & SURF SCOTER
      (Ehlmann, 10/21. On 10/27, Stevens & Ehlmann reported from Antero
      Reservoir: 2 TUNDRA SWAN, 2 SURF SCOTER (Ehlmann, 10/21), BLACK SCOTER
      (Ehlmann, 10/21) COMMON LOON. From Spinney Mountain Reservoir:
      WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Ehlmann, 10/21), SURF SCOTER (Ehlmann, 10/21) &
      COMMON LOON. At Eleven Mile Reservoir: COMMON LOON.

      Summit County
      On 10/30, Kellner relocated a BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (Zeeto, 10/26) at the
      Blue River Water Treatment Plant.

      Ouray County
      On 10/30, Ira Sanders relocated PINYON JAYS at Billy Creek Wildlife Area.

      Fremont County
      On 10/29, Setta Moss reported 12 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE along
      MacKensie Avenue, east side of Canon City (also search Willow Street).
      On 10/28, Moss found a WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER at the McKinley
      Elementary School in Canon City. On 10/26, Bryan Ehlmann & Richard
      Stevens found a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at the Holy Cross Abbey.
      They relocated a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (Petrosky, 10/18) at
      Centennial Park, Canon City. They relocated a RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW
      at Tunnel Drive, Canon City.

      Routt County
      On 10/28, Tom Litteral found a TUNDRA SWAN at Lake Catamount.

      Delta County
      On 10/28, Amber Carter found a COMMON LOON at Sweitzer Lake. On
      10/15, Tiernan relocated a LEWIS’S WOODPECKER west of Evelyn Horn’s
      yard below the Fruitgrower’s Reservoir dam.

      Garfield County
      On 10/27, Vic Zerbi reported a PACIFIC LOON at Rifle Gap Reservoir.

      Alamosa County
      On 10/25, John Rawinski found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at San Luis
      Lakes State Park.

      Jackson & Larimer Counties
      On 10/25, Steve Ritt heard a BOREAL OWL along CR 43 (North of CR 24;
      just south of Tiago & Teal Lakes). On 10/24, Ritt saw 7 GREATER SAGE
      GROUSE along CR 5 (about mile north/CR 24). On 10/19, Bob Shade found
      a HARRIS’S SPARROW at the YMCA of the Rockies banding area/feeders.
      Ehlmann & Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL up Ruby Jewell Road, Colorado
      State Forest. Ehlmann and Stevens relocated a BOREAL OWL south of the
      Crags Campgrounds. They relocated a Flammulated Owl 500 yards south
      of the Pennock Pass Summit.

      Gunnison County
      On 10/23, Stevens & Ehlmann found 2+ GUNNISON SAGE-GROUSE at the
      Miller Ranch Wildlife Area. On 10/22, they relocated GUNNISON
      SAGE-GROUSE (Carter, 10/10) along CR 38A north of the Gunnison Cty
      Line. On 10/23, Stevens found a COMMON LOON at Blue Mesa Reservoir.

      Chaffee County
      On 10/22, Ehlmann and all relocated LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS in Buena
      Vista. They relocated a Northern Saw-whet Owl north of the Buena
      Vista Overlook. See website for details. They also relocated PINYON
      JAYS between the Overlook and Ruby Mountain.

      Clear Creek County
      On 10/21, Ehlmann & Stevens found 4 WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Guanella
      Pass (west of Rosalie & 603 trails). Note: Mt Evans Road is closed
      for season.

      Montrose County
      On 10/15, John Tiernan relocated a DUSKY GROUSE (Carter, 10/9) at the
      Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park Campgrounds.

      La Plata County
      On 9/17, Riley Morris relocated 9 ACORN WOODPECKERS at Wildcat Canyon.

      Directions to birding spots on CoBus website:
      http://coloradobirdingsociety.net16.net

      Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
      Denver, CO
      Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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