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Fish Creek SWA - Dolores County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Set just off the beautiful Dolores River Valley, this small and remote SWA contains perhaps the best publically accessible mid-elevation riparian patch in the county. Look for species such as Cedar Waxwing, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, and other birds that can be hard to find in the county. The ponderosa and scrub oak on the hillsides contain Grace's Warbler, and the very large stands of aspen look good for just about all the specialists. The drive into the SWA passes many excellent riparian groves, but they are all private, so stay on the road.
Habitat: riparian, aspen groves, ponderosa
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Directions: Take the Dunton Road (FR 535) to FR 726 (9 miles south of Dunton, and 12.5 miles from the junction of the Dunton Road with SR 145), and turn north. Follow this road for about a mile and a half to the property.
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