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Flagler - Kit Carson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The town of Flagler itself can be as birdy as the nearby SWA. The best strategy for birding the town is to walk or drive as many roads as possible, keeping an eye out for feeders or flocks. You are sure to see Eurasian Collared-Doves and Chimney Swifts in the summer, and you never know what else you may find. Don't neglect the large town park in the SE quadrant of the town.

Just south of town, across I-70, is the Flagler Golf Course. The ponds here often have a few ducks on them, and maybe a Yellow-headed Blackbird in the surrounding cattails. You can scan the ponds from a parking lot outside the entrance to the golf course, along the county road. The small area of junipers around the parking lot could contain a few birds as well. Look for swallows above the water.

East of Flagler and north of I-70, on the road to the SWA, is Flagler Cemetery. The habitat here is marginal, but if you are desperate for migrants it may be worth a check.

Out to the north and east of Flagler, on CR V (the next mile road north of the road to the SWA), there is a small farmer's pond on the south side of the road. It is ringed by thin cattails and may have some ducks. While it is no better than the golf course ponds, it is certainly no worse. Note that contrary to many maps, there is no through road from CR V to the SWA. Also note that the pond marked in Roads of Colorado north of CR V in this area is essentially invisible from the road.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Park/Cemetery, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: Flagler is along I-70, 34 miles east of Limon, and 43 miles west of Burlington. To reach the farmer's pond, go north from Flagler for a little less than a mile and take a right onto CR V. The pond will be on your right in 3.5 miles.

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CBRC Records from Flagler

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Collared-Dove2000-694/15/2000
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher2012-133 9/27/2012
Philadelphia Vireo2016-096 09/28/2016
Sedge Wren2012-132 9/27/2012
Eastern Towhee2012-142 10/12/2012
Bay-breasted Warbler2006-129 9/17/2006
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