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This site offers over 100 acres of marsh, stream, and riverfront wildlife watching, a unique treat in southeastern Colorado. The riparian area along the Arkansas River tributary will catch migrants in the spring and fall, while marsh-dwelling species can be found year-round. The adjacent shortgrass prairie will round out this site's birding experience. This ranch is a remarkable addition to the birding potential of the greater John Martin Reservoir area, and its potential for migrants and rare winter visitors should vault it to the top of a serious birder's destination list.
Marsh, Lowland Riparian, Grassland/Prairie
To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact 719-456-1466 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
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Alfred M. Bailey Bird Nesting Area
Aspen Grove, Spruce-Fir Forest, Lodgepole Pine, Streamside Willow