Compiler: Joyce Takamine
Date: May 29, 2012
email: rba AT cfobirds.org
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, May 29, 2012, sponsored
by Denver Field Ornithologists and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. If
you are phoning in a message, you can skip the recording by pressing the
star Key (*) on your phone at any time. Please leave your name, phone
number, detailed directions, including county and dates for each sighting.
It would be helpful if you would spell your last name.
Highlight species include: (*denotes that there is new information on this
species in this report)
Green Heron (Logan)
LAUGHING GULL (Bent)
White-winged Dove (Douglas, Otero)
Greater Roadrunner (Baca)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Larimer, Logan)
Black Phoebe (Las Animas)
Eastern Phoebe (Las Animas, Yuma)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Yuma)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Phillips, Washington)
Chihuahuan Raven (Huerfano)
Purple Martin (Costilla, *Mesa)
Carolina Wren (Logan, Yuma)
Magnolia Warbler (Washington, Yuma)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Lincoln)
Blackpoll Warbler (Weld)
Black-and-white Warbler (*Larimer)
Prothonotary Warber (Phillips)
Ovenbird (Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Weld)
Northern Waterthrush (Larimer)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Huerfano)
Scarlet Tanager (Alamosa, Sedgwick)
Summer Tanager (El Paso, Larimer, Logan)
Northern Cardinal (Logan)
Indigo Bunting (Baca, Huerfano, Weld)
Painted Bunting (Baca)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Boulder)
Please note, detailed directions to most of the following locations can be
found on the Colorado County Birding Website:
--A Scarlet Tanager was reported by Simmons at Alamosa NWR on May 23.
--At Two Buttes Peterson reported Painted Bunting and Greater Roadrunner at
end of road where sign saying service vehicles only on May 27.
At the entrance to Two Buttes Peterson reported Indigo Bunting on May 27.
--An ad LAUGHING GULL was reported by Sanders at John Martin Reservoir on
--An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was heard by Floyd in Greenlee Preserve in
Lafayette on May 23.
--2 Purple Martins were reported by Simmons at Smith Reservoir on May 23.
--A White-winged Dove was seen by Baumunk S of Chatfield SP along the
Highline Canal on May 26.
El Paso/Pueblo Counties:
Chico Basin Ranch (Fee area)
--A first yr m Summer Tanager was reported by Percival near the banding
station on May 24.
--Wilberding reported HEPATIC TANAGER at Santa Clara Creek on May 16. Take
Road 310 west, cross the RR tracks and continue for about 300 yards. This
is private land so bird from the road. On May 24, Parsons reported the
HEPATIC TANAGER, Indigo Bunting, and Chihuahuan Raven at the Santa Clara
--A molting m Summer Tanager was reported by Core at Dixon Reservoir on May
22. Look in Cottonwoods in NW corner. The Summer Tanager was reported by
Komar in the same location on May 23.
--A Northern Waterthrush was reported by Nelson at Lake Estes on May 25.
--A singing m Black-and-white Warbler was reported by Sparks about 450 ft W
of the Poudre Bike Trail and N College intersection in Fort Collins on May
Las Animas County:
--On the west side of Trinchera, Peterson reported 3 species of phoebes
together on May 27.
--A Yellow-throated Warbler was seen by Bankert at the Karval Cafe on May
--A Red-bellied Woodpecker was reported by Kaempfer at Tamarack Pond on May
--At Red Lion on May 26, Mlodinow reported a Dunlin just before US 138.
--Between CO 55 and pond near "Manager's house" Mlodinow reported on May 25
Ovenbird, Green Heron and Summer Tanager.
--Between both sides of Tamarack Mlodinow reported on May 25 10 Red-bellied
Woodpeckers, Carolina Wren and a couple of Northern Cardnals.
--8 Purple Martins on a line were reported by Korte on May 28 on 330 Rd E
past the Vega Lake turnoff. Vega Lake is near Collbran.
--An Ovenbird was reported by Mlodinow at Jackson Lake SP on May 24.
--A White-winged Dove was reported by Parsons in Rocky Ford on May 24.
--A Yellow-throated Vireo was reported by Linfield at the Holyoke Cemetery
on May 24.
--A Prothonotary Warbler was at the east end of Akron St in Holyoke on May
24 as reported by Lindfield. Mlodinow refound the Prothonotary Warbler on
--Linfield reported an Ovenbird just east of Holyoke fishing pond on May 24.
--A singing m Scarlet Tanager was reported by Stachowiak at the Julesburg
rest area on May 27.
--A Yellow-throated Vireo was reported by Floyd at Last Chance on May 25.
--A f Magnolia Warbler was reported by Roller at Last Chance on May 27.
--An Ovenbird was reported by Leatherman at Crow Valley CG on May 24 and an
Indigo Bunting was reported by Mlodinow on May 24.
--A Blackpoll Warbler and Ovenbird were reported by Kaempfer at Crow Valley
on May 26.
--At Beecher Island on May 26, Mlodinow reported a family of Eastern
Phoebes, Magnolia Warbler and 3 Great Crested Flycatchers.
--At Bonny SWA near old Foster's Grove CG Mlodinow reported Carolina Wren
on May 26.
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, June 2 will be Creative Ways to Learn Bird
Sounds led by Alison Kondler. You must PRE-REGISTER at 303-973-3959 during
office hours. Space is limited. Meet the leader at Roxborough SP Visitor
Center. Take south Wadsworth Blvd past Chatfield SP to Waterton Road on
left. Take Waterton Road 1.6 miles east to North Rampart Range Road, turn
right and go south 2.3 miles to Roxborough Park Road. Turn left and follow
signs to the park (2.2 miles). Go to top parking lot. Bring binoculars,
water and snacks. State Parks Pass or Day Fee required. Visit
BirdingByEar.com for more details.