Records, fall reporting period, 2005.
The following records are sightings that will potentially
change "Birds of Western Colorado". Look these records over for
errors. In a few days I will enter them in a database so the records
can be used by anyone who has an interest. At some point I will type
up an edition that can be copied and placed in your copy of Birds of
Western Colorado. In a short two years we already have nearly 400
records in western Colorado that has caused changes text and
bargraphs. Birding is such a dynamic process! I guess that is what
keeps our interest.
Trumpeter Swan; 21 November 05; Catamount Reservoir, ROU, Tom
Litteral. We have TRSW listed as casual until December first but need
to look at records to determine if a change is needed.
Black Scoter; 14 November 05; West of Craig, MOF, Dean DiTomasso.
This is the 9th record for this duck.
Black Vulture; This record from Stagecoach Resevoir, ROU, and needs
to go through CRBRC for acceptance. I don't have much in terms of
details of this sighting.
Black-necked Stilt; 27 August 05, Fruitgrowers Reservoir, DEL, Andrea
Robinsong. BNST is casual except in spring migration.
Willet; 7 September 05, Fruitgrowers Reservoir, DEL, Jason Beason.
WILL are casual after mid August.
Long-billed Curlew; 29 August 05, Highline SP, MES, Larry Arnold.
Long-billed Curlew; 27 August 05, Fruitgrowers Reservoir, DEL, Larry
Arnold. LBCU is listed casual in the seasonal bargraph from mid May
to mid August. It should be change to rare for that period due to
several additional summer records over the last three years.
Ruddy Turnstone; 13 August 05, Cheney Reservoir, MES, Larry Arnold.
RUTU is a casual species with a total of eight records.
Stilt Sandpiper; 21 August 05, Fruitgrowers Reservoir, DEL, Vic
Zerbi. Nine is a record large number for this species.
Red-necked Phalarope; 14 August 05, Elkhead Reservoir, MOF, Forrest
Luke. RNPH are casual fall migrants until the first of September.
Red Phalarope; 10-11 September 05, Elkhead Reservoir, MOF,ROU,
Forrest Luke. This was the 6th record for REPH.
Red Phalarope; 14 October 05, Fruitgrowers Reservoir, MOBs. This was
the 7th record for REPH.
Franklin's Gull; 3 November 05, Spring Creek Reservoir, EAG, Connie
Kogler. FRGU are casual after the third week in October. Does anyone
have a later date for this particular gull.
Caspian Tern; 3 September 05, Vega SP, MES, Larry Arnold.
Caspian Tern; 9 August 05, Highline SP, MES, Larry Arnold.
Caspian Tern; 9 July 05(received info late), Corn Lake, MES, Bob
Bradley. Due to several records in the last three summers the
seasonal bargraph for Caspian Tern should be changed to rare from
early June until mid August.
Black Swift; 9 October 05, Delta, DEL, Andrea Robinsong. Andrea
reported 400 BLSW at a time inwhich this swift if casual. I will
share some literary research I have done on BLSW in a couple of days.
Empid; 22 October 05, Pastorius Reservoir, LAP, Larry Arnold. All
empids are casual at this time of year.
Red-eyed Vireo; 26 August 05, Craig, MOF, Forrest Luke. There are
only a couple of recent August records for this species.
Nasville Warbler; 14 August 05, Lone Cone, SAM, George Steele.
Nasville Warbler; 15 August 05, Lone Cone, SAM, George Steele.
Several other mid-August records is supporting data to change the
rare status for August one week forward to the second week in August
where presently it is casual.
Northern Parula; 26 November 05, Paonia, DEL, Greg Hanscom. This is
Black-throated Blue Warbler; 18 September 05, Craig, MOF, Forrest
Luke. This is the 6th record.
Black-throated Blue Warbler; 8 October 05, Grand Jct., MES, Ronda
Woodward. This is the 7th record.
Black-throated Gray Warbler; 29 September 05, Nucla, MON, Coen
Dexter. The date is a late record for BTYW.
Townsend's Warbler; 14 August 05, Raggeds, GUN, Jason Beason. TOWA is
casual in the second week of August.
Townsend's Warbler; 8 October 05, Craig, MOF, Dean DiTomasso. This
species is casual after first of October.
Blackpoll Warbler; 3-5 September 05, Craig, MOF, Forrest Luke. This
is the eighth record.
Prothonotary Warbler; 11 October 05, Blue Lake, EAG, James Biebl.
This is only the second record for this warbler.
Painted Redstart; 16-17 November 05, New Castle, GAR, Fisher. This is
the third record. Will have more details of the other two PARE
records with the Black Swift report.
Chipping Sparrow; 1 November 05, Crawford, DEL, Cheryl Day. This
sparrow is casual after then end of October.
Black-throated Sparrow; 11 September 05, Rabbit Valley, MES, Larry
Arnold. BTSP is casual after August.
Grasshopper Sparrow; 12 September 05, Nucla, MON, Coen Dexter. This
was the fifth record for GRSP.
Fox Sparrow; 5 November 05, No Name, GAR, Tom McConnell. FOSP are
casual from the first of October until the first of April, at least
it should be.
Look this info over. My dates may need some help. Send me the
corrections and I will send out an amended form.