I am currently reviewing the 50 some Colorado Christmas Bird Counts that were held around the state this past winter. Many counts found rarities for their count (or during count week), if you happened to photograph any of them, you can copy your ebird checklist (that shows the photos), so I can put the comment (ph = photographed on the CBC Website for that count for the specific species). Or you can email the photo, and let me know what count it was on, and that will work too. I am emailing compilers, if I am getting a different species total, from what they reported and asking for documentation for certain species. All Colorado Bird Records Committee review species, always require documentation to be submitted to the Colorado Bird Records Committee, when found on Colorado Christmas Bird Counts. So far, from the Christmas Counts submitted and completed on the CBC Website, only the following Colorado Bird Record Committee have been reported: Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard (Mexican) Duck, and Purple Finch. I always require details on all Turkey Vultures and Chipping Sparrow sightings on any Colorado CBC (waiting for details on those now). I'm also asking for details on a few sapsuckers depending on which count they were found, since Red-naped and Yellow-bellied could be misidentified. You all are welcome to look over Colorado CBC Results from this winter, on the CBC Website, and let me know, if you see any issues with any of the results. I will be reviewing Colorado Christmas Bird Counts, until the end of March, all compilers MUST have their results entered into the CBC Website by the end of February, though WAY before that is always helpful.
A big thanks to all the compilers, participants, and feeder watchers who make Christmas Bird Counts a success in Colorado each winter.
Colorado CBC Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO