Congratulations to Mark Peterson for finding the Arctic Loon at Big Johnson Res. There are 2 previous sightings of this species documented in the CBRC database. The first was at Walker Pit west of Franktown in November 2002 found by Hugh and Urling Kingery, and the second was at Chatfield Res. in September 2005 found by Andrew Spencer: https://cobrc.org/Reports/SpeciesDetail.aspx?id=56
The maps on this page show the exact location of the sighting, and clicking on the blue page takes you to the reports. In the case of the first sighting, only the report from David Waltman is currently available: click on the blue page and then go down to where the pdf file is located. Clicking on the pdf will bring up a scanned version of David's report and nice photographs. Electronic reports on the 2005 sighting were submitted by Andrew Spencer and Glenn Walbek.
Speaking of scanning old CBRC reports, over the past 5 months I have been helped out by volunteer Winston Liu who has scanned a rather large number of old reports, and I have been loading them into the CBRC database. Now over 100 of the rarest species seen in Colorado (including all species with 10 or less sightings) have all the reports and map locations up-to-date and available to be looked at. This is an ongoing project, and I wish to thank Winston for his help.
Cheers, Peter Gent.