Birding Spots of Colorado

(alphabetical)

Babcock Hole Area

Directions to Grace's Warbler 6/27/2004 (Mark Peterson):

"From Wetmore go South on HWY 96 towards Westcliffe and
then take the Greenwood exit or RD 389. Follow this road until
you see a FR (forest road) that goes to the East and take this.
I apologize I do not have a number for it but if you get onto
398 at the North end do not take the first road that goes East
with a bridge continue past that until I believe the next and
only other non-private drive that goes East. Follow this road
to the end where it runs into a Ranch. You can either park in
an area that is about a 100 yards before the Ranch or I believe
you can turn right at the Ranch entrance and follow this little
road back into the trail head. I just parked out on the main road.
If you park where I did then head South and go through a small
wash and you will come to the other road. Follow this road to
the South until you come to the trail head which is kind of
hidden amongst some bushes. The trail is basically overgrown so!
if you plan to explore this area I would bring a GPS as you
could easily get lost here once you get over the ridge.
From the trail head make you way East over the small ridge
and then you will come down into another valley and this is
where I had the bird. Good luck."
38°12.162'N 105°05.785'W Elev: 6517'
DeLorme 72:C2
Roads of Colorado 128:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:G8
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Bader Ranch

This private ranch is reached by taking Highway 109 south out of La Junta.
Randy & Kelly Bader invite you to bird their working ranch.
A $10/day fee and 48 hour notice is required.
Call: 719-384-8624 for further details.
37°58.034'N 103°31.953'W Elev: 4123'
DeLorme 101:B4
Roads of Colorado 132:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:C2
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Baggett Road

From I25, take Woodmen Road Exit 149 approx. 5.1 miles East to Prowers Road.
Travel South approx. 7.0 miles on Prowers Road to Platte Avenue.
Drive East on Platte Avenue approx. 1.8 miles (Hwy 24) to Highway 94.
Continue East on Hwy 94 approx. 18.5 miles to Baggett Road.
Sod fields on both sides of Hwy 94.
Good for Mountain Plover and shorebirds in migration.

Alternately from the South:
From I25, take Academy Blvd Exit 135.
Travel East and North on Academy Blvd to Platte Avenue (hwy 24).
Drive East on Platte Avenue (Hwy 24) to Highway 94.
38°50.317'N 104°21.039'W Elev: 5974'
Continue East on Hwy 94 to Baggett Road.
DeLorme 98:A1
Roads of Colorado 114:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 90:F4
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Baldridge Lake

From Interstate 25, take East Harmony Road, Exit 265.
Travel East on E. Harmony Road (CR 74) to Weld County Road 25.
Baldridge Lake is to North of Intersection.
Scope required to view Lake well.
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11
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Ball Brothers Woods

From the Boulder Turnpike (Hwy 36) take Arapahoe Road.
Drive East approx. 1.8 mils on Arapahoe Road to 55th Street.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles North at 55th street to Humane Society (2323 55th St).
Park here and walk north to Boulder Creek.
Walk west along Boulder Creek.
Note: Ball Brothers mostly private property. Stay on trail.

Eastern Screech-Owl 9/5/2011:
About 0.3 miles west of 55th avenue.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 63:G8
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B3
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Ball Reservoir

From Interstate 70, take Agate Exit 340.
Travel West on Main Street over the railroad tracks.
Turn right then left on Elbert County Road 153.
Drive on CR 153 to a gate. Scope reservoir from here.
39°27.710'N 103°56.685'W Elev: 5460'
DeLorme 96:C2
Roads of Colorado 83:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 77:F9
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Banner Lakes & Ireland Reservoir

From Interstate 76 heading northeast, take Hudson Exit 31.
Drive East on Highway 52 toward Prospect Valley.
Banner Lakes is approximately 4.4 miles east of Hudson. N 40 04.450 W 104 33.914 Elev: 4362'
DeLorme 31:D6
Roads of Colorado 65:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:F2
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Barker Reservoir

From Denver, take the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36) to Boulder.
Continue through Boulder to Canyon Blvd (Highway 119).
Drive West from here on Hwy 119, 14.0 miles to Barker Reservoir.
39°58.100'N 105°29.076'W Elev: 8211'
DeLorme 39:A7
Roads of Colorado 64:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G4
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Bambi's Trail

Turn off Hwy. 50 in Gunnison on CR 38 a bit west of the
airport (at the sign for Hartman Rocks Recreation Area).
Drive south approximately 6 miles to the point where
the road re-crosses onto public land and changes from
pavement to dirt. There is a gate/cattle guard.
Pull out and park past the gate.
The trailhead is on the west side of the road
38°30.482'N 106°56.420'W Elev: 7664'
DeLorme 58:D2
Roads of Colorado 108:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:C12
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Barr Lake and Area

Coming from Interstate 76 (East)
Exit Bromley Lane (Exit 22) and travel East, 152nd Avenue
Turn South in 0.8 miles at Picadilly Road
Barr Lake Entrance 2.0 miles
N 39 56.684 W 104 44.012 Elev: 5134'

Northwestern Corner of Barr Lake
Travel East on Bromley Lane about 0.3 miles to railroad tracks
Turn right and follow CBO signs to reservoir. Park in turn around.

Barr Lake Proper
From Interstate 70
Take Tower Road North, (exit 286)
Turn East (right) when Tower turns into 128th avenue (12.2 miles)
In 2.1 miles turn North at Picadilly Road
Entrance to Barr Lake 1.1 miles
N 39 56.6838 W 104 44.0118 Elev: 5134

Barr Lake has a dirt, non-vehicle road around it. Circular hike is nine miles.
I have hiked around it many times, but finally decided that the most
successful birding is from mile marker 0.5 to 7.8.
The nature center is at 0.0 (9.0)
There is a banding station at mm 8.5
Boardwalk to Gazebo and Eagle watch at mm 1.5
Many of the migrating birds in the last few years were found between mm 8.0 and 9.0

Access Southwest Corner of Barr Lake
From Interstate 76, take 136th Avenue Exit (Exit 20).
Go West on first road south (Buckley Road).
Road goes back over Interstate 76.
Take Buckley Road South to 126th Avenue and East to end of the road.
39°55.737'N 104°47.393'W Elev: 5096'

Directions to look for birds at this corner of the State Park:
We parked at the southwest park "entrance." This is on a dead-end road
(126th, I think) east (right) off Buckley Road, one-half to one mile north
of 120th. Or, from I76, exit at 136th Ave., go west for a half-mile,
then south on Buckley Road. Buckley swings over I76 and shortly after
it drops down on the south side, this dead-end road goes east (left).

A rough path leads to the ditch road around the lake. Go north on the
ditch road to the white pipe that points at the 2002 Bald Eagle nest
(something else occupies the nest now)."
DeLorme 41:A1
Roads of Colorado 65:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G12
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Bartlett Trailhead

There are two trailheads:
Upper Trailhead: is located off Forest Service Road # 369.
To get to F.S. #369 travel on State Highway 165 to
Ophir Creek Forest Service Road # 360.
Travel on F.S. Road #360 for 12 miles,
then left on Greenhorn Road F.S. #369
to the end of the road which is about 17 miles.
DeLorme 72:D1
Roads of Colorado 128:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:B7

Lower Trailhead: located near the town of Rye,
(Rye is 30 miles south of Pueblo) southwest of State Highway 165.
Head West through the town of Rye on main street, then left on Boulder,
Then left on Graneros road, right on Hunter, then right on Baxter.
DeLorme 82:A3
Roads of Colorado 129:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:D10
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Bar Triple C Park & 20 Mile Pond

From Main Street & Highway 83 intersection in Parker, go west.
From Main Street, turn South at 3rd stoplight onto 20-mile Road.
Pond is 2/10 miles along 20-mile Road; west side of Road.
DeLorme 41:D4
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F12
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Baseline Reservoir

Traveling North on Highway 36 turnpike into Boulder
Take Foothills Parkway turnoff and stay on Parkway traveling North
Turn Right (East) in 2 miles onto Baseline Road
Road dead ends into Cherryvale Road and Baseline Reservoir (2 miles)
Turn Right (South) for best viewing of Reservoir
39°59.575'N 105°12.741'W Elev: 5315'

Reservoir can also be viewed by driving North on Cherryvale and
continuing East on Baseline Road.
West side: N 39 59.568 W 105 12.755 Elev: 5329'
North side: N 40 00.108 W 105 11.889 Elev: 5328'
40°00.144'N 105°11.982'W Elev: 5326'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Bass Lake, DeBeque

From I70, take DeBeque Exit 82.
At end of ramp, drive South on 45 1/2 Road (also called Roan Creek Road).
At first left south I70, turn Northeast on W Road (Marked V.5 on DeLorme Maps).
Continue Northeast on W Road as it turns east and connects with 46 1/2 Road.

Bass Lake can be seen from along this road (also called Mesa County Road 318).
(You are less than a mile from I70 Exit).
Private Lake, do not leave road. Visitor's not welcomed!
39°19.376'N 108°12.316'W Elev: 4941'
DeLorme 43:B7
Roads of Colorado 74:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 69:H10
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Bassam Park

From Highway 24 & Highway 285 near Johnson Village,
Travel East on Hwy 24 approximately 6.3 miles to CR 307.
Drive South on Chaffee County Road 307 (also 215 Road).
At approx. 1.4 miles south of Hwy 24, travel south on CR 187.
(Bassam Road is CR 187 south to CR 185; fork at approx. 5.7 miles).
(CR 187 goes east of the park, CR 185 to the west side).
All Forest Service Land. Great variety of trees to bird!
38°46.417'N 105°58.104'W Elev: 9599'
DeLorme 60:B3
Roads of Colorado 110:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:G10
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Bauer Lake

From Highway 160 in Mancos (miles east of Cortez),
Travel North on Highway 184 (1.7 miles to CR 41; 2.6 to CR 40).
Drive Montezuma County Road 41 to scope east side of lake.
Drive CR 40 to scope the west side.
Lake is good for ducks, but difficult to see all parts.
37°22.913'N 108°17.870'W Elev: 7264'
DeLorme 85:A6
Roads of Colorado 137:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 121:C9
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Baxter Pass Road & Brewster Ridge

From Interstate 70, take Mack Exit 11.
Travel North 0.8 miles to Mack.
Turn West (Left) on Highway 50/6 and drive 2.6 miles to CR 8
Drive North 2.8 miles on CR 8 and turn West (Left) on S Road.
After 3.0 miles on S Road it turns Northwest into 4 Road.
Follow 4 Road (Baxter Pass Road) and pass U Road (Prairie Canyon Road) in 3.2 miles.

From Intersection of Baxter Pass Road & U Road (Brewster's Ridge/Prairie Canyon Road)
go 4.2 miles and stay left on a dirt road going west.
Travel 1.8 miles and stay left at a fork.
Drive another 0.4 miles where Scott's Orioles were seen.

Returning to Baxter Pass Road & CR U.
Take CR U 1.5 miles northwest to ascend Brewster Ridge.
(Scott's Orioles are usually found at several locations along route).
Pass Cattle guard in 1.8 miles to junction with CR 2.
You can either continue North on CR U or turn left on CR 2.

Continuing on CR 2, you come to road on the left in 3.6 miles.
Continue on CR 2 to junction with CR 1.8 in 1.0 miles.
Turn Left and travel 1.1 miles back to paved CR M.8.
Turn West (Right) and drive 2.0 miles to dirt road CR 0.8.

You want to return to I70 by making left turn on CR 0.8.
Best Scott's Oriole location in state is along CR M.8
0.4 miles West of CR 0.8.

Scott's Orioles are usually observed at Juniper Stand 0.6 miles
South of M.8 & 0.8. Park and hike 0.2 miles east to draw.
N 39 22.380 W108 58.921 Elev: 4988 ft

Latest Scott's Oriole sightings 7/15/2011:
1. Vic Zerbi: bout 1/4 mile before going into Prairie Canyon
in Garfield County, there is a very good gas drilling road going
west into the PJ. We found Scott's Oriole and Black-throated Sparrow there.
2. We then went into the Pinyon Juniper just into Garfield County off the Baxter
Pass Road. There we found two Scott's Oriole and several Black-throated Sparrows.

Long-eared Owl 3/23/2013:
Traditional location: 39.362347,-108.979362
DeLorme 42:A1
Roads of Colorado 72:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 68:D2
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Baxter Lake

From Interstate 25, take Hwy 56, Exit 250.
Travel 4.0 miles West on Hwy 56 to County Line Road.
Drive 1.5 miles South on County Line Road to Lake
(Located just north of Weld County Road 40).
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 63:C9
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:C1
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Baxter Reservoir

This private reservoir can be scoped from public roads.
From Highway 133 & Hwy 92 in Hotchkiss,
Travel South on Hwy 92 past 25 Road.
Private lake on West side of Hwy 92.
38°46.160'N 107°40.175'W Elev: 5758'
DeLorme 56:B4
Roads of Colorado 107:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:G4
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Bayfield & Pine River Park

Park is along Los Pinos River, off Business Highway 160.
37°13.404'N 107°36.376'W Elev: 6869'
DeLorme 87:C5
Roads of Colorado 155:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:E5
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Brayfield Open Space

From Interstate 70, take Exit 266 (Highway 72) North
At 64th Avenue, continue on Highway 72 by turning West (Right)
At Indiana Street, turn North (Right)
Turn West (Left) on West 68th Avenue;
Look for Trailhead signs.
Trail goes along Ralston Creek.

Possible Lousiana Waterthrush 6/16/2013:
(East of Pond, northeast corner, west of Croke Canal;
39.8222472,-105.1748094)

Summer Tanager 5/21/2013:
Reported West of Croke Canal; 39.8222472,-105.1748094.

What makes this confusing is that the roads have many names.
Indiana Street is also called Colorado Road 5 (also is hwy 72 at times).
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 80:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A7
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Bear Canyon Cemetery

From Interstate 25, take Wolfensberger Road, Exit 182.
Travel approximately 6.0 miles West on Wolfensberger Road to Highway 105.
Drive approx. 0.4 miles South on Hwy 105 to Cemetery.
DeLorme 50:B3
Roads of Colorado 81:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:G9
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Bear Creek Canyon

From the National Center for Atmospheric Research parking area
(Take Boulder Turnpike, Hwy 36 to Table Mesa Road,
Drive West on Table Mesa Road to west end & parking area).

Pick up trail from the west end of parking area and hike west.
Follow the trail due west from the NCAR area, past a water tank to a junction,
approximately 1/2 mile. Go south (left) and follow the wide trail down into
the Bear Creek drainage, crossing the creek and gradually climbing to
another junction just over another 1/2 mile. At this junction, you must
choose which way you want to execute the loop described here.

From the junction, go right if you want to hike up Bear Creek Canyon.
Your route begins on a trail of brightly colored red dirt. The trail
rounds a corner and contours west across a steep slope on the south
wall of the canyon before proceeding up stream. Plan on getting wet,
as the trail and stream tend to be one and the same. At the west end
of the creek draw, you'll climb out of the canyon and head back
southeast along the northwest ridge to the summit. Your return from
the summit means dropping down the steep east face of Bear Peak via
Fern Canyon (Class 2). The trail leads you down the northeast ridge
and into the Fern Canyon draw. Once back at the main trail,
retrace your route back to NCAR.

To search for Ovenbird 5/24/2009:
Hike up Bear Creek Trail south of NCAR,
cross drainage and listen for Ovenbird 100 yards
up, bird was on right side of trail.
39°58.678'N 105°16.450'W Elev: 6085'
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G6
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Bear Creek Falls Trail

From Highway 145 & South Pine Street in Telluride,
travel south on S. Pine Street to Trail.
(S. Pine Street becomes Forest Road 635).
Search about 0.8 miles south of hwy 145).
Pacific Wren 7/13-14/2014:
about 0.6 miles up trail: 37.92753N 107.80594W)
DeLorme 76:A3
Roads of Colorado 122:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:C2
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Bear Creek Nature Center

From Colorado Springs travel to Highway 24 (exit 141)
Go West approximately 1.5 miles on Highway 24 to 26th street
Turn South (Left) on 26th street for 2.0 miles to Nature Center.
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11

Bear Creek Canon Park

From Colorado Springs travel to Highway 24 (exit 141)
Go West approximately 1.5 miles on Highway 24 to 21st street
Turn South (Left) on 21st street for 0.9 miles to Lower Gold Camp Road
Drive West approx. 1.1 miles on Lower Gold Camp Road to Bear Creek Road.
Then Southwest on Bear Creek Road to High Drive (about 2 miles).

Ovenbirds are heard and seen in summer from Breek Crk Road to High Drive.
38°49.848'N 104°52.750'W Elev: 6423'
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Bear Creek Greenbelt

From Hampden Blvd (Highway 285) take Wadsworth Blvd North.
Travel North approximately 0.7 miles on Wadsworth to parking area.
(Located on West side of Wadsworth across from Phillips 66 gas station.

To Search for Green Heron 6/3/2013:
Either take trail approximately 1.5 miles west of Wadsworth or
Continue another 0.3 miles North on Wadsworth Blvd to W Yale Avenue.
Drive West on W. Yale Avenue approx. 0.8 miles to Old Kipling Street.
Park & Walk east along Bear Creek to search for Green Heron.

39°39.259'N 105°03.192'W Elev: 5339'
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Bear Creek Lake Park

From Interstate 70, take Interstate 470 (Exit 260) South
Travel Interstate 470 towards Morrison
Turn off Morrison Exit (approx. 4 miles) and take highway 8 east.
Entrance is less than a mile east of Morrison.

To search for Brambling, Mike Henwood 11/19/2012:
"After entering BCLP ($5 entrance fee), stay to the left (North Road) and drive about
a mile to the Boat Launch area, where there is a large parking lot to the south.
Please park here and do not park on the sides of the road.

Just before reaching the Boat Launch area, there is a wooden sign on the north side of
the road that reads COYOTE CROSSING PICNIC AREA. If you stand here and look about 30 yards
to the northeast, you will see a small wooden footbridge spanning the draw with willows on both sides.
This is the area I scattered some seed and where Cynthia was able to get her photos."

39°39.209'N 105°10.580'W Elev: 5698'
DeLorme 40:C1
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Bear Creek Park

From Hampden Avenue (Highway 285), get off at Sheridan Blvd.
Travel 250 yards south on Sheridan Blvd to West Keyon Avenue.
Drive 0.2 miles East on W. Keyon Avenue to parking area
(Parking area is just east of YMCA).
39°39.039'N 105°03.059'W Elev: 5396'

Northern Section of Park (if not wanting to hike) can be reached:
From Hampden Avenue (Hwy 285), get of at Sheridan Blvd.
Travel 300 yards North on Seridan Blvd to W. Dartmouth Avenue.
Drive approx. 0.6 miles East on W. Dartmouth Avenue to S. Raleigh Street.
Travel approx. 0.4 miles South on S. Raleigh Street to park.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Bear Creek Regional Park

From Colorado Springs travel to Highway 24 (exit 141)
Go West on Highway 24 to 21st street
Turn South (Left) on 21st street to Rio Grande Road
Gardens and Park Headquarters just East of intersection
38°49.476'N 104°51.402'W Elev: 6155'
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Bear Creek Near Valmont Reservoir

Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
Travel North 2.0 miles to Arapahoe Road
Turn East (Right) on Arapahoe Road, go toward 75th street (3.2 miles)
0.4 miles before (West) 75th there is turnoff to Left (North) for Legion Overlook

To Reach Presbyterian Church Pond:
Continue North on 63rd Street to Valmont Road.
Turn Right (East) on Valmont and then make
quick left (North) turn onto 61st Street.
Church and Pond are at this intersection.

To search for Carolina Wren 5/9/2010 "Ted Floyd":
Park in the southwest corner of the lot at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (off Baseline Road)
by the community garden plots. The bird was approximately 425 feet upstream from the playground
by the garden plots. Beware: The site is surrounded by private property and restricted public land.
Stay on the trail!

James Lamoureux: 5/10/2010
"once you are heading down the path from the church, you will pass
a bridge on the right, then a Protected Area sign that has been
used for target practice, and then the next sign on your right
is directly across from where the wren was at Noon today.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Beartracks Lake Trail

From Denver, take Interstate 70 west to Evergreen Parkway exit,
Travel 6 miles south on CO 74 to Evergreen Lake, turn right on Upper Bear Creek Rd.
6.5 miles to County Road 480, go 3 miles right on County Road 480.
Continue on road 195 to Camprock Trailhead.

American Three-toed Woodpecker & Williamson's Sapsuckers 7/14/2014:
(39.6011913,-105.5501175)
DeLorme 39:D7
Roads of Colorado 80:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:D4
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Bear Creek; Boulder

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take Table Mesa Drive
Travel West on Table Mesa Drive (past Broadway, 0.8 miles) and
continue to Leigh Street (1.5 miles from hwy 36).
Turn South and drive 0.1 miles to Bear Mountain Drive
Turn West and follow Bear Mountain Drive to parking area for Creek.
39°58.687'N 105°15.611'W Elev: 5564'
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G6
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Bear Creek Trailhead

From Highway 160 & Hwy 145 in Cortez,
Travel North on Hwy 145 along the Dolores River,
through Dolores towards Rico.
Trailhead is 8.0 miles East of Stoner, south side of Hwy 145.
37°34.573'N 108°11.316'W Elev: 7931'
DeLorme 75:D6
Roads of Colorado 137:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 109:H9
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Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Reached from Estes Park. Get Park Map at Entrance.
Fastest way to Estes Park from Denver:
Take I25 to Lyons Exit 243;
Travel 16.0 miles West on Hwy 66 to Lyons,
then take Highway 36 approx. 20.0 miles to Estes Park.
Several other routes require roads with only two lanes.
This way, there are several pullovers for slower vehicles.
40°18.734'N 105°38.776'W Elev: 9474'
DeLorme 29:B6
Roads of Colorado 47:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:B3
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Beaver Creek Fishing Access and Parking Lot

From Gunnison, travel west on Highway 50 for approximately 10 miles.
Yellow-throated Vireo 7/26/2010: Cottonwoods on north side of Hwy 50.
Waypoint: 38 29 40.8 and 107 01 55.2
DeLorme 68:A1
Roads of Colorado 97:D10
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 108:B4
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Beaver Creek Road

From Highways 160 & 550 South of Durango,
Travel 22.5 miles East on Hwy 160 to Forest Road 526.
37°14.716'N 107°34.393'W Elev: 6926'
DeLorme 87:B6
Roads of Colorado 155:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:D6
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Beaver Meadows Road (Forest Road 135)

From Hwys 160 & 550 in downtown Durango,
travel East 27.5 miles to Forest Road 135.
Travel up FR 135 (Beaver Meadows Road into Archuleta County.
Good location for Owls (Flammulated, 5.0 to 7.0 miles from Hwy 160;
Northern Pygmy, Saw-whet, Great Horned).
37°17.089'N 107°29.608'W Elev: 7389'
DeLorme 87:B5
Roads of Colorado 155:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:D6
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Beaver Creek Wildlife Area

From Canon City, travel 8.0 miles east on highway 50 to highway 67
(this is approx. 4.2 miles west of Penrose)
Turn north on highway 67 and drive 9.0 miles to CR 132
CR 132 goes to property.
38°32.461'N 105°01.819'W Elev: 5913'
DeLorme 62:D2
Roads of Colorado 113:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:C9
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Beaver Creek and Route 120

From Highway 50, take Route 120 (7.0 miles east of Hwy 115 & Hwy 50).
(About 17.6 miles West of Hwy 50 & Interstate 25).
Drive approximately 1.7 miles South & West to Beaver Creek.

From Highway 50 & Highway 115 at Penrose,
Travel South on Highway 115 for 3.0 miles to Route 120.
Drive East on Route 120 for 7.3 miles to Beaver Creek.
Nesting Lewis's Woodpeckers at Hwy 115 and Beaver Creek.
38°22.464'N 104°57.830'W Elev: 5027'
DeLorme 72:B2
Roads of Colorado 113:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E9
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Beaver Creek Reservoir Wildlife Area

From South Fork, travel 2.0 miles southwest on Highway 160 to Forest Road 360.
Drive 6.0 miles south on FR 360 (County Road 20 or Beaver Creek Road) to property.
37°35.805'N 106°39.962'W Elev: 8856'
DeLorme 79:D4
Roads of Colorado 141:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 112:G3
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Beaver Lake

From Marble, drive 0.25 miles east on Gunnison County Road 3.
39°04.573'N 107°13.315'W Elev: 7803'
DeLorme 45:D7
Roads of Colorado 92:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:D9
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Beaver Ranch Open Space

From Evergreen, travel south on Foxton Road to park.
39°37.948'N 105°19.261'W Elev: 7038'
DeLorme 39:D7
Roads of Colorado 80:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:D6
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Bee Lake

From I25, take the Wellington Exit 278.
Travel West on Highway 1 (62E Road) to 11 Road.
Drive Scope private lake (N. Poudre Reservoir #5).
40°41.813'N 105°02.309'W Elev: 5171'
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:E9
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Beebe Draw Ponds

From Gilcrest, go North on Highway 85
It is less than 1 mile to Weld County road 42
Turn East on CR 42 and travel 5.8 miles to CR 45
Ponds are viewed from CR 42, 0.3 miles East of CR 45
Ponds continue to CR 47.

To reach Gilcrest, take Exit 243 of Interstate 25
Travel 9 miles East to Platteville
Turn North on highway 85, Gilcrest is 5 miles North.

From Denver there is a quicker way (miss traffic on HW 85)
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Exit 34 (Kersey Road)
Go North on Weld County Road 49 (paved) 12.2 miles to CR 42
Turn Left (West) to Beebe Draw Area
40°16.558'N 104°38.007'W Elev: 4737'
DeLorme 31:B5
Roads of Colorado 65:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:C2
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Beech Open Space

From North Boulder (Highway 36 & Jay Road)
Drive North approximately 4.3 miles on Highway 36 to Neva Road.
Travel East approx. 1.0 miles on Neva Road to Trailhead parking to right (south).
Open Space is just West of Left Hand Valley Reservoir.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F6
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Beecher Island Battleground

From the intersection of Highway 385 & Highway 36,
take Hwy 36 East approximately 5.0 miles to Yuma County Road LL.
Drive North on CR LL approx. 9.0 miles to the Battleground.
39°52.353'N 102°11.094'W Elev: 3524'
DeLorme 102:A4
Roads of Colorado 71:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:A4
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Behrens Reservoir

From LaSalle (on Highway 85)
Go East on First Avenue; Turns into CR 50 just after railroad tracks
After 2.5 miles, turn South (Right) on CR 43
In 2.0 miles, turn West (Right) on CR 46.
Drive 1.0 miles on CR 46 to CR 41.
Travel 0.3 miles North on CR 41 to Reservoir.

From Denver there is a quicker way to Latham Reservoir (miss traffic on HW 85)
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Exit 34
Go North on Weld County Road 49 (paved) 14.2 miles to CR 44
Turn Left (West) and Travel 3.0 miles to CR 43.
Drive North 1.0 miles on CR 43 to CR 46.
Drive 1.0 miles on CR 46 to CR 41.
Travel 0.3 miles North on CR 41 to Reservoir.
DeLorme 31:B5
Roads of Colorado 49:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B2

Beidleman Environmental Center at Sondermann Park

From Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, take Unitah Street Exit 143.
Take an immediate Right (West) unto Walnut Street.
Stay on street as it curves west (name changes to Buena Ventura Street).
Then take a Right on Chestnut Street.
Look for Brown sign to BEC (Entrance on West side of Chestnut Street).

To Search for Prothonotary Warbler 4/27/2012:
It foraged at the base of willows and up to about 25’ as it moved
from the bridge by the old beaver dam (upstream from the location
given in this morning’s reports) upstream about 100 yards.
38°51.338'N 104°50.253'W Elev: 6079'
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Bellvue

From Fort Collins, drive 4.0 miles north on Highway 287 to Larimer County Road 54G.
Drive 3.0 miles west on CR 54G through LaPorte to Rist Canyon Road.
Travel left 1.0 miles on Rist Canyon Road to Bellvue.
(Good location for Bobolinks. Occasionally an Eastern Meadowlark is reported).

To Search for Bobolinks:
Park at pullover south of 50E (Bingham Road) & 23 Roads (Skyline Drive).
Look on East side of 23 Road.
40°37.561'N 105°10.390'W Elev: 5129'
DeLorme 20:C1
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F7
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Belmar Historic Park

From Interstate 70, take Exit 269 (S. Wadsworth)
Drive South on Wadsworth past Highway 6 (4 miles) to Alameda Avenue (2 miles)
Drive 0.5 miles South of Alameda Avenue on S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Turn west to parking area.
Park is in two blocks; South of Alameda; West of Wadsworth

Alternative route is From Interstate 70, take 6th Avenue Exit 201
Drive East for 5.2 miles to Wadsworth Avenue
Travel South on Wadsworth, past Alameda to Park on West side (approx. 1.5 miles)

From South Wadsworth Blvd. and Alameda Blvd drive south for 0.3 miles.
At West Ohio Avenue, turn west on Ohio Avenue and go 2 blocks straight
ahead into Irongate parking lot and to lake.
39°42.232'N 105°05.005'W Elev: 5521'
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Belmear Lake

From Dolores, travel 25.0 miles north on the intersection of Forest Road 526 & FR 533
Continue North on CR 526 (also CR 31) for approximately 4.2 miles to Belmear Lake.
37°48.643'N 108°21.399'W Elev: 7933'
DeLorme 75:B6
Roads of Colorado 137:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 109:E8
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Bennett Rest Stop

NOTE: Rest Stop Now defunct, MUST bird from road, be sure to park legally.
From Interstate 70 and I225 in Denver,
Travel approximately 24.0 miles east on I70 to Rest Stop.
DeLorme 41:C7
Roads of Colorado 82:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 76:B4
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Del Norte; Searching for Bendire's Thrashers

From Del Norte; travel north on highway 112
Turn northwest on County Road 33; follow this north as it turns into CR 38A
Turn west on CR 32A (Forest Road 660) and drive to intersection with FR 659.

The search centers around this intersection.
June 20, 2000 & June, 2006 sightings along FR660 - 0.5 miles east of FR661
37°47.576'N 106°22.077'W Elev: 8468'
DeLorme 79:B6
Roads of Colorado 142:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 112:E6
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Old Bent's Fort

From La Junta, take highway 109 North for 1 mile.
Turn East (Right) on highway 194.
You will come to entrance and parking area in 6.5 miles.
Marsh is just east of parking for picnic area along hwy 109.
38°02.763'N 103°25.850'W Elev: 4005'
DeLorme 99:D4
Roads of Colorado 132:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B3
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Bent's Fort Inn Bird Sanctuary & Las Animas Cemetery

In Las Animas (hwy 50 & 101, drive approximately 1.8 miles north on Highway 50
to intersection with Highway 194.
Bird Sanctuary trail is behind Hotel.

In Las Animas at Highway 50 and Highway 101,
Drive south to Cemetery.
38°02.555'N 103°13.234'W Elev: 3913'
DeLorme 99:D5
Roads of Colorado 132:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B5
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Berkeley Lake & Rocky Mountain Lake

From I70, take Federal Blvd Exit 272.
Travel south for 2 blocks to West 46th Avenue.
Lakes are west of Federal Blvd, north of W. 46th Avenue.
Berkeley Lake: 39°46.816'N 105°02.912'W Elev: 5374'
Rocky Mountain Lake: 39°46.933'N 105°01.617'W Elev: 5274'
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 81:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B9
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Berthoud Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Highway 56, Exit 250.
Travel Approximately 5.0 miles West on Hwy 56 to Hwy 287.
Drive 1.5 miles North on Hwy 287 to North CR 10E.
Reservoir is on the West side of Hwy 287; north of CR 10E.
40°19.625'N 105°05.084'W Elev: 5171'
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:C9
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Betasso Preserve

From Boulder Turnpike (hwy 36) and Canyon Blvd (Hwy 119),
travel west for approximately 5.0 miles to Sugarloaf Road.
Drive up Sugarloaf Road (CR 122) 1.0 miles to Betasso Road.
Turn right on Betasso Road and drive to property.
40°00.825'N 105°21.025'W Elev: 6324'
DeLorme 29:D7
Roads of Colorado 64:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F5
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Bethlehem Cemetery, Paonia

From Highway 133 & P Road in Paonia,
Travel approximately 0.8 miles West on Hwy 133 to Bethlehem Road (3950 Road)
Drive North less than 0.2 miles on 3950 Road to 3925 Road
Travel West on 3925 Road to 3910 Lane
Then West to Cemetery
DeLorme 57:B5
Roads of Colorado 91:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:F5
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Beulah & Pueblo Mountain Park

From at Highways 78 & 45 in Pueblo,
Drive approximately 20.0 miles southwest on Hwy 78 to Beulah.
Pueblo Mt. Park is on Pine Street, 2.0 miles from Hwy 78.
38°02.823'N 104°59.750'W Elev: 6605'
DeLorme 72:D2
Roads of Colorado 129:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:A9
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Big Dry Creek

From I70, take Wadsworth Blvd Exit 269.
Travel approximately 6.8 miles North on Wadsworth Blvd to North Independence Drive.
Drive less than 0.2 miles West on N. Independence Drive to parking area.

To search for Little Blue Heron 6/18/2010:
Walk north to Creek and then upstream toward ponds.
39°52.443'N 105°05.580'W Elev: 5364'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A8
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Big Dry Creek; Broomfield

From Interstate 25, take 120th Avenue, Exit 223.
Travel West on W. 120th Avenue to Federal Blvd.
Drive North on Federal Blvd (N. Federal Parkway), turns into Zuni Street.
Continue North on Zuni Street to Willow Run Parkway.
Drive West on Willow Run Parkway to Bryant Street.
Travel South on Bryant Street to access Trail.

Red-bellied Woodpecker 6/7/2013:
39.9211415,-105.0184715
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 65:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H9
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Big Dry Creek Trail

From Interstate 25, take Dry Creek Exit.
Travel approximately 3.5 miles west to S. Jackson Street.

To search for White-eyed Vireo 6/3/2014: Joe Roller:
"Park on a nearby neighborhood street (S. Jackson St is a bit closer to where you want to be than S. Adams St).
Find Big Dry Creek Trail on the east side of Dry Creek the Creek and walk south. In about 1/4 mile you will pass
a big green trash container, and pass a wooden marker that says "1.75 miles" and then cross the first of two bridges.
The Vireo was singing right at the first bridge and later from the huge thicket uphill to your right.
To view that thicket from above, find a dirt footpath half way between the two bridges, which leads uphill
to the right (west). The neighbors are welcoming and that path is on public land. Walk up to where the path
squeezes between a wooden fence and a thicket. Find the red bird feeder. If you get to a gray metal electric box
or the undeveloped hillside, you have gone a bit too far. Look and listen from near the feeder."

From Interstate 25, take East Arapahoe Road Exit, 197.
Drive approx. 4.0 miles West on E. Arapahoe Road to S. University Blvd.
Travel South approx. 0.4 miles on S. University Blvd to E. Easter Avenue.
access the unpaved Big Dry Creek Trail (South)
which is located immediately west of The Knolls subdivision.

To Search for Chestnut-sided Warbler 6/3/2013:
Walk south until you meet the first bridge on the gravel trail.
About 20 yards farther east are choke cherry bushes and
large cottonwoods. The warbler was on the south side of trail.
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D9
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Big Gypsum Valley

From Highway 145 & Hwy 141, four miles east of Naturita,
Travel 23.0 miles South on Hwy 141 to County Road 16R.
(Signed: "Big Gypsum Valley:)
Drive this gravel road 15.0 miles to Dolores River.
37°59.649'N 108°48.935'W Elev: 5861'
DeLorme 64:D2
Roads of Colorado 120:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 108:C4
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Bicentennial Park

From Interstate 225, take Alameda Blvd, Exit 8.
Drive West 0.3 miles to park.
Park at Northeast corner of South Potomac Street & East Alameda Avenue.
39°42.675'N 104°49.816'W Elev: 5526'
DeLorme 41:C4
Roads of Colorado 81:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C11
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Bidwell Lake

From Fort Collins; 37 miles east on Highway 14 to Briggsdale
Continue East 0.9 miles on Hwy 14 to CR 79.
Travel less than 1.5 miles South on CR 79 to Lake on East side of road.

From Greeley; Highway 263 to Highway 37 (16 miles)
East on highway 392 to Briggsdale (17 miles)

Quickest route from Denver
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Weld County Road 49 (exit 34)
Go North on CR 49 to Highway 34 (pass within two miles of Latham Reservoir)
Turn Right (East) on HW 34 to HW 37 (At Kersey)
Go North on Highway 37
In three miles turn Right (East) on 37/263
Turn Right (North and East) on HW 392 (just past Gill)
Follow 392 to Highway 14 (At Briggsdale)

40°37.115'N 104°18.945'W Elev: 4854'
DeLorme 94:B1
Roads of Colorado 50:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:F5
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Big Bend Campgrounds

Drive 11 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287.
Turn left (west) onto Colorado Highway 14 and travel approximately 39 miles to the campground.
DeLorme 19:C5
Roads of Colorado 47:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 48:E1
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Big Blue Campground

From Lake City, drive approximately 11.0 miles north on Highway 149.
Drive approx. 8.0 miles west on Forest Road 868 (Alpine Road) to Campgrounds.

From Hwy 50 & Hwy 135 in Gunnison,
Travel 9.0 miles west on Hwy 50 to Hwy 149.
Drive 34.0 miles south on Hwy 149 to Forest Road 868.
Drive approx. 8.0 miles west on Forest Road 868 (Alpine Road) to Campgrounds.
DeLorme 67:C7
Roads of Colorado 124:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:G8
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Big Blue Creek Pond

From Gunnison, travel west on highway 50 past Blue Mesa Reservoir.
From Hwy 50 & CR 18 in Gunnison, drive 23.5 miles to Blue Mesa Road.
Continue on Hwy 50 westward for another 7.6 miles to Blue Creek Plateau Road.
Remain on Hwy 50 for 1.5 miles further west of Blue Creek Plateau Road (CR 867).
Pond is on the South side of Hwy 50.
38°23.567'N 107°24.928'W Elev: 8356'
DeLorme 68:A1
Roads of Colorado 108:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:D8
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Big Green Mountain Falls

From Montrose, drive 23 miles east on Highway 50 to Cimarron Road.
Travel South on Cimarron Road 21 miles to Campgrounds.
Continue South approx. 3.0 miles past Campgrounds to Silver Jack Reservoir.
Continue South along the Middle Fork of the Cimarron past Reservoir for approx. another 6.5 miles.
Look for Sign "Falls", about 200 yard hike to Big Green Mountain Falls.
DeLorme 67:B5
Roads of Colorado 107:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:E7
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Bighorn Creek Trail #2013

To reach Bighorn Creek Trail along I-70 to exit 180.
Go to north frontage road and drive east to trailhead.

Available for both hiking and horseback riding, 3.25 mile Bighorn Creek Trail
climbs steeply out of the Vail Valley for the first 0.5 mile, then more gradually
through stands of aspen and pine. Bighorn Creek Trail continues on to pass beaver
ponds, remains of old mining camps and Bighorn Falls. Neal mile 2, great views of
Vail and Bighorn drainage are available. Around mile 3 the trail passes through
open meadows and stands of sub-alpine fire and Englemann spruce, offering a chance
to see the Grand Traverse, a continuous 12,000' ridge connection all the peaks and
high drainages of the Gore Range. Bighorn Creek Trail end at an old homestead cabin
which is located on private property and unlocked to offer shelter for hikers.
39°38.601'N 106°18.299'W Elev: 8410'
DeLorme 37:D7
Roads of Colorado 78:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:D7
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Bluestem Prairie Open Space (Public) & Big Johnson Reservoir (Private)

Interstate 25 South of Colorado Springs to exit 135 (Academy Blvd)
East on Academy to Drennan Road (1.4 miles)
East (Right) on Drennan to Powers Road (2.0 miles)
South on Powers to Fontaine Road (4.9 miles)
West on Fontaine to Goldfield (0.5 miles)
Entrance is pullover North on Goldfield (0.5 miles)
38°44.766'N 104°41.763'W Elev: 5810'
DeLorme 63:C5
Roads of Colorado 113:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:H12
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Big Marvine Creek & Peak

From Meeker, drive East on Rio Blanco County Road 8 to CR 12.
Travel along CR 12 to Marvine Campground.

A hike of up to 8 miles along Trail 1822 to trail 1822.2A
It's 2.0 miles up to Marvine Peak.
Only location to find White-tailed Ptarmigan in the County.
40°01.661'N 107°27.357'W Elev: 7796'
DeLorme 35:A7
Roads of Colorado 59:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 59:F7
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Big Meadows Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Walsenburg Exit 50.
Drive West on Highway 160 to South Fork (120 miles).
Continue Southwest on Hwy 160 for another 12.5 miles.
Drive 1.5 miles West on Forest Road 410 to Reservoir & Campground.
37°32.320'N 106°47.814'W Elev: 9262'
DeLorme 78:D3
Roads of Colorado 141:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 112:H2
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Big R Hardware Pond

To Search for Glossy Ibis: (Cici Lee)
"From Colorado Springs, travel 11 miles east on highway 24.
(From Intersection of Powers Road and Highway 24)
Go into the Big R Hardware store parking but make an immediate
left after you enter the Big R property. Follow the sign for
the trailer sales office. Park by the little office on the left.
If you continue to the right on that dirt road I'm afraid you will
spook the bird as it is at that end of the pond, fairly close by."
DeLorme 63:A6
Roads of Colorado 113:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 90:F1
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Big Salt Wash Trailhead

From Interstate 70, take Fruita Exit 19.
Travel several hundred yards North on Hwy 340 to Hwy 6.
Drive approx. 0.8 miles west on Hwy 6 to K Road (West Ottley Avenue).

To search for White-throated Sparrow 3/16/2011 (Brett Walker):
The trailhead is at the far west end of town at the west end of
Ottley Rd behind the co-op. I saw it from the parking lot in the
bushes next to the 6-ft. wooden fence; I think there are feeders
in the yard behind the fence based on the number of birds that
congregate there. The yard behind the fence is private, so please
remain on the sidewalk, on the paved trail, or in parking area if
you plan to visit. The owl box at the trailhead has also been
occupied by a Western Screech-owl for at least the past week or so.
DeLorme 42:C2
Roads of Colorado 89:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:B4
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Big Sandy Creek at Elbert County Road 118

From Interstate 70 & I225 in Aurora.
Travel approximately 30.0 miles along I70 to Exit 354.
Drive West approx. 2.8 miles on CR 118 to Big Sandy Creek.
DeLorme 96:C2
Roads of Colorado 99:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 77:F8
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Big Stratton Reservoir

From Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, take Highway 29, Exit 138.
Drive approximately 1.8 miles West on Hwy 29/Hwy 85 to Spring Meadow Drive.
Travel approx. 0.1 miles South on Spring Meadow Drive to Reservoir.
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Big Thompson Ponds Wildlife Area

From Interstate 25, take Exit 255; Drive East to Frontage Road.
Then travel 0.75 miles North on Frontage Road to Interstate Underpass.
Drive West through Underpass, then 0.25 miles North to Property.
40°22.706'N 104°59.608'W Elev: 4955'
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 49:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Big Thompson Recreational Trail

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 Exit (Exit 257)
Drive West on Highway 34 to Wilson Avenue (approx. 6.5 miles)
Turn South on Wilson Avenue to 1st Avenue.

There is City of Loveland Complex with big parking area.
Trail users are encouraged to use this parking lot.
Walk a little North to access trail.

To search for Eastern Phoebe 3/31/2015:
Park on Wilson Avenue and walk under overpass and across wooden bridge.
Eastern Phoebes were between footbridge and diversion dam/mile marker 2.

DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Big Thompson River Trail, Western End

From Interstate 25, take Exit 255;
Drive West on Hwy 402, approximately 6.5 miles to Wilson Avenue.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles north on Wilson Avenue to Big Thompson River.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Big Thompson River Trail

From Interstate 25, take Exit 255; Drive West on Hwy 402 4.2 miles to Highway 287.
Travel north on Hwy 287 for 1.0 miles to Barnes Softball Fields and park.

Walk west across bridge and follow trail under S. Railroad Avenue.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Bijou Reservoir

From I76, take Goodrich Exit 66.
Travel 3.0 miles North on Hwy 39 to Morgan County Road U.
Drive 3.0 miles East on CR U to CR 8.
Travel 0.5 miles South on CR 8 to CR T.
Then east on CR T which goes south around reservoir (1.5 miles).
40°16.375'N 103°58.425'W Elev: 4458'
DeLorme 94:C2
Roads of Colorado 67:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:C8
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Billy Creek Wildlife Area

From Montrose; travel south 18.0 miles on highway 550 to access road.
Drive 0.5 miles to property.
38°17.418'N 107°44.037'W Elev: 6902'
DeLorme 66:B3
Roads of Colorado 106:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 96:E3
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Birdsall Pond

From Interstate 25, talk Exit 122 (in front of Pikes Peak International Race
track. Take overpass across I25 (east) and follow road to the right (Hanover),
across RR tracks. Continue left, you will go across a creek (train bridge on
left). When you cross the creek continue straight (north) on Old Pueblo Road.
Follow Old Pueblo back across RR tracks, look for sign on right for Birdsall
Road. Make a right on Birdsall and follow about a mile to pond. I think it
is after second hill. Be sure to look at Chollo Cactus in fields for birds
while you are approaching pond you should see Thrashers (and others).
Drive slow over the hill approaching the pond, you won't see the pond
right away (tall cattails) but you will see it as you approach closer to it.
38°37.482'N 104°39.424'W Elev: 5422'
DeLorme 63:D5
Roads of Colorado 113:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:B1
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Bison Lake

From Interstate 70, take Dotsero Exit 133.
Travel West approximately 1.0 miles on Highway 6 to Colorado River Road.
Drive North approx. 1.7 miles on Colorado River Road to Coffee Pot Road (CR 140).
Travel North and West approx. 27.0 miles on Coffee Pot Road to Heart Lake Road (CR 141).
Drive North approx. 0.7 miles on Heart Lake Road (CR 141) to County Road 142.
Travel West approx. 6.5 miles on CR 142 to Bison Lake.
DeLorme 36:D1
Roads of Colorado 76:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 71:C10

Bittersweet Park & Greeley West High School

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 (Exit 257) West toward Greeley
Stay on Highway 34 (left fork at 5 miles, not Hwy 34 bypass, right fork)
(Do Not be confused, to take Left Fork, you exit the ramp to the right
and eventually drive bridge over the 34 Bypass)
Turn South on 35th Avenue; Park is approx. 0.2 miles south of Hwy 34 (10th street)

From South Greeley and Highway 85, take Highway 34 Bypass to East
In approx. 2.5 miles, turn North on 35th Avenue.
Travel less than 2.0 miles North on 35th Avenue to Park.

From Bittersweet Park continue South on 35th Avenue for approximately
1.0 miles to reach Greeley West High School (West side of 35th).
40°25.124'N 104°44.112'W Elev: 4754'
DeLorme 31:A5
Roads of Colorado 49:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A12
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Black Bear Pass

From Ouray, drive 12 miles south on Highway 550.
From Silverton, drive 10 miles north on Highway 550.

Drive to Red Mountain Pass (San Juan County Side)
Just before summit turn west onto jeep trail toward Black Bear Pass.
(This is 4-wheel drive road; do not attempt continuing to Telluride).

White-tailed Ptarmigan were found about 3-4 miles up there.
They were (are) way over to the left, well below the saddle,
as you face the saddle. They are near a small lake with a
stream outlet which rushes down a steep, rocky ledge.
37°53.405'N 107°43.134'W Elev: 10,953'
Delorme 76:A4
Roads of Colorado 123:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:D4
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

From Montrose, travel east on highway 50 for 7.0 miles to CR 347
Turn north on CR 347 and drive 5.0 miles to entrance (fee area).
N 38 34.165 W 107 43.934 Elev: 8292'

Entrance: 38 34.164N 107 43.934W Elev: 8053'
Grouse found at: N 38 33.814 W 107 44.141 Elev: 8160'
Windy Point (NOPO): 38 33.8232N 107 44.8034W Elev: 8292'
DeLorme 56:D4
Roads of Colorado 107:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 96:D3
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Black Forest Regional Park

From Interstate 25, North of Colorado Springs, Take Interquest Parkway Exit 153.
Drive east and north approx. 3.0 miles on Interquest Parkway (Hwy 83) to Shoup Road.
Travel east approx. 2.2 miles on Shoup Road to Milam Road and the Regional Park.
DeLorme 51:D5
Roads of Colorado 97:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:D12
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Black Hollow Reservoir

Take Highway 14, Exit 269 off of I-25
Drive east 6.0 miles to CR 19.
Travel north (left) on CR 19 and drive 2.0 miles to the curve in the road.
Private, must view from the road.
40°36.514'N 104°53.330'W Elev: 5086'
DeLorme 20:C3
Roads of Colorado 49:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F10
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Black Mountain (Elkhead Mountains)

From Highway 40 in Craig, take Highway 13 North 13.0 miles to CR 27.
Travel approximately 13.2 miles East on CR 27 to Sawmill Creek Campground.
(Along the way, CR 27 turns into Forest Road 110).

Birds of 7/9; Forrest Luke:
Dusky Grouse and 2 American Three-toed Woodpeckers:
were found within 1/2 mile of Forest Road 1185.
2 Three-toed Woodpeckers near Black Mountain Road & Sawmill Creek Campground Road.
Williamson's Sapsucker at Sawmill Creek Campground.
40°46.072'N 107°19.398'W Elev: 9763'
Delorme 15:D6
Roads of Colorado 44:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 45:D8
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Black Pine Reservoir)

From the west side of Grand Junction, take Hwy 50/Bus 70, exit 26 Travel approx. 5.0 miles south on Hwy 50 to West Grand Avenue, Take W. Grand Avenue approx. 0.9 miles to Monument Road. Drive southwest approx. 13.0 miles on Monument Road to Glade. At Glade, turn south on S 16 1/2 Road and follow to Reservoir (approx. 14 miles). DeLorme 54:B2
Roads of Colorado 88:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:F4
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Blanca Wetlands

From the East side of Alamosa, take Highway 17 North.
Drive 5.0 miles North to Alamosa County Road 2S.
Turn East (Right) and travel 6.0 miles to property.
37°32.826'N 105°43.776'W Elev: 7525'
DeLorme 81:D5
Roads of Colorado 143:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 126:A2
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Blanco Basin Road

From Pagosa Springs, take Hwy 160 east to Hwy 84.
Travel South 8.0 miles on Hwy 84 to Blanco River Road.
Drive East on Blanco River Road
37°10.606'N 106°56.217'W Elev: 7129'
(Nice road to check for owls).
DeLorme 88:C2
Roads of Colorado 156:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:E11
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Blende, CO

For several years now, Eurasian-Collared Doves have been around Blende.
From I25, take Highway 50 (Exit 98).
Travel East on Hwy 50 to Blende.
At Frontier Street (not far past bridge), turn North.
Drive North on Frontier Street to Zinc Street.
Turn left (West) on Zinc and check trees at turn around.
38°14.735'N 104°34.360'W Elev: 4744'
DeLorme 73:B6
Roads of Colorado 129:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:G2
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Blevins Park and Blevins High School, Fort Collins

From Interstate 25, take Prospect Road Exit 268.
Travel West 6.0 miles on Prospect Road to South Taft Hill Road.
Drive 0.5 miles South on S. Taft Hill Road to Park and Junior High School.
40°33.660'N 105°06.908'W Elev: 5089'
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Blodgett Peak Open Space

From Interstate 25 take Woodman Road Exit 149.
Bear right (west) and follow to Vindicator (about 2-4 miles) traffic light.
Make a right on Vindicator and travel about 2 miles to Centennial
(traffic light). Turn right and follow for about 2-4 miles
it turns into Woodmen Road) and you will see trailhead on left
(dirt parking lot with fence). You can park in lot or on street.
Follow main trail (obvious) to water tower. This is a old dirt road,
they wanted to build houses here but sold to City for open space.
38°57.171'N 104°52.859'W Elev: 7098'
DeLorme 51:A4
Roads of Colorado 97:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:E10
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Blue Heron Park

From C470 and Bowles Avenue, west side of Littleton,
Travel 1.2 miles East on West Bowles Avenue to South Simms Street.
Drive 0.3 miles North on S. Simms Street to West Brandt Place.
Travel 0.2 miles East on W. Brandt Place to South Quail Street.
Drive North on S. Quail Street to Park.
DeLorme 40:D2
Roads of Colorado 72:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D8
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Blue Heron Ponds

From Highway 115 & Highway 50 at Penrose;
Continue South on Highway 115 for approximately 2.0 miles.
Blue Heron Ponds are on East side of Hwy 115.
Properties are not open to public yet; scope from Hwy 115.
38°23.960'N 105°03.550'W Elev: 5091'
DeLorme 72:A2
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E9
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Blue Heron Trail and Audubon Trail

From Interstate 70, take Exit 26 and drive East on Highway 6
Take Highway 50 South (Right) from Highway 6 and drive to Grand Avenue (Highway 340)
From Highway 50 turn West (Right) on Grand Avenue

(Alternately, from Grand Avenue (Highway 340) and First Street; travel West on Highway 340)

Cross Railroad Overpass and Colorado River Bridge and drive to Dike Road
Park in Shopping Center at Northwest corner of Hwy 340 & Dike Road.
Audubon Trail goes north along west side of the Colorado River.
Blue Heron Trail is access from east side of Colorado River.
The two trails loop together in a 5.0+ mile trek.
DeLorme 42:D3
Roads of Colorado 89:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:C5
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Blue Lake (Also called Adobe Creek Reservoir)

On Highway 50, East of Las Animas, West of Fort Lyons
Turn North on Bent County road 14 (nice paved road)
After approximately 10 miles, CR 14 ends; turn West on CR WW
Follow this into entrance of Blue Lake (Adobe Creek Reservoir)
To get to Dam, follow dirt roads West for many miles; then turn North over Dam

Alternative Route to Blue Lake from Highway 50 & Highway 194,
take Highway 194 West to Bent County Road 10.
Drive North on CR 10 to property.

To Search for Rusty Blackbirds (1/1 to 1/20/2015) Duane Nelson:
"Drive west from Bent County Road 10 on Road UU to the dam.
I think it is easiest to see them if you park at the headgate,
walk past the cattle guard, and walk downstream on the west side
of the seep below the dam. As temperatures have moderated, you
may have to walk as far as 200 yards to find them. Ice forms
on the stream 200 yards below the dam. They hide in tamarisk
sometimes, but are vocal, and almost always end up feeding along
the stream providing good views. The male is molting, and looks
like a summer bird. The female is now pretty gray."

38°15.936'N 103°12.967'W Elev: 4150'
DeLorme 99:C4
Roads of Colorado 132:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 104:G4
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Blue Lake; Boulder County

Take Highway 119, West out of Boulder to Nederland
Turn Right (North) on Highway 72 toward Ward
Drive approximately 8.0 miles to Forest Road 102.
(Just South of Ward), turn Left (West) on Larimer CR 102
Travel approximately 2.6 miles to fork, stay right on CR 112
Travel 2.1 miles to Brainard Lake (about 3.0 miles; fee area);

Follow the road around the north side of the lake
to the turnoff to the Mitchell Lake parking area.
Turn right to the parking area.
The Mitchell Lake Trailhead is located at
the south end of the parking area.

Road continues West to Long Lake
Blue Lake requires a good hike.
Perennial Three-toed Woodpecker area.
40°04.960'N 105°34.863'W Elev: 10,460'
DeLorme 29:D6
Roads of Colorado 63:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F3
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Blue Lake of Eagle County

From Interstate 70, take Exit 116 (Highway 82).
Drive South on Highway 82 toward Aspen.
Turn north off Highway 82 at milepost 18,
18 miles East of Glenwood Springs,
At 1.0 miles west of the El Jebel light) turn
onto J.W.Drive and the lake is immediately on your left.
39°23.951'N 107°06.502'W Elev: 6421'
DeLorme 46:A1
Roads of Colorado 76:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 71:G10
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Blue Lake Trail

From Interstate 25, take Fort Collins Exit 269A.
Travel 1.7 miles West on Hwy 14 to North Timberline Road.
Drive 1.1 miles North on N. Timberline Road to East Vine Drive.
Travel 2.5 miles West on E. Vine Drive to Highway 287 (College Drive).
Drive 1.4 miles North on Hwy 287 which connects with Hwy 14 at CR 1.
From Hwy 14 and CR 1, continue west approx. 54.0 miles on Hwy 14 to Trail.
The trailhead will be on the right side of the road across from Long Draw Road.
The first two miles of the trail follows an old wagon trail and crosses
Joe Wright Creek and Fall Creek before entering the Rawah Wilderness.
The trail ascends toward Blue Lake and Hang Lake, both of which are
protected by a 1/4 mile camping closure. After a short climb past
Blue Lake the trail descends to a junction with West Branch Trail (#960)
will allows easy access to Island and Carey Lakes, the Rawah Trail (#961),
Twin Crater Lakes, and Grassy Pass.
DeLorme 18:D4
Roads of Colorado 47:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 47:G11
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Blue Mesa Reservoir

From Gunnison, travel west on highway 50 to property.
38°28.614'N 107°10.481'W Elev: 7528'

To search for Sagebrush Sparrows 5/31/2014:
From Hwy 50 & Hwy 135 in the middle of Gunnison,
Travel 9.4 miles West on Hwy 50 to Hwy 149.
Drive 2.8 miles South on Hwy 149 to Road to Iola Boat Ramp.
Travel 0.1 miles West on this unmarked road to Sagebrush Sparrow location.
DeLorme 68:A1
Roads of Colorado 108:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:D10
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Blue Mountain Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Berhould Exit 250 (CR 44, Hwy 56).
Travel approximately 6.6 miles West on Hwy 56 to intersection with Highway 287.
Drive approx. 2.1 miles South on Hwy 287 to Larimer County Road 4.
Travel approx. 2.9 miles West on CR 4 to CR 23E.
Drive approx. 0.7 miles South on CR 23E to Reservoir.
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:C8
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Blue Ridge Road

From Interstate 70, take Dillon/Silverthorne Exit 205 (Highway 9).
Travel North on Hwy 9 approximately 9.2 miles to Blue Ridge Road.
Rosy Finches have been found at the top of the Road.
DeLorme 38:C1
Roads of Colorado 78:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:C9
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Blue River Water Treatment Plant

From Interstate 70 at Dillon/Silverthorne, take Exit 205 (Hwy 9).
Drive North on Highway 9 for 3.0 miles. Plant is on East Side.
39°39.332'N 106'04.880W Elev: 8687'
DeLorme 38:C2
Roads of Colorado 78:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:D9
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Blue Spruce Drive Pond

Interstate 25 North to Mountain Vista exit (271)
West on Mountain Vista to Larimer CR 11
North on CR 11 (block or two) to Country Club Road
West on Country Club Road past Long Pond
Country Club Road dead ends into Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road)
South on Hwy 1 to Hwy 287
South on Hwy 287 to West Willox Lane
Drive East on W. Willox Lane to E. Willox Lane
Continue East to Blue Spruce Drive
Then south on Blue Spruce Drive
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8

Or I25, exit 269
West on Highway 14 to College Drive (Hwy 287)
North on Hwy 287 to East Willox Lane
East on Willox Lane to Blue Spruce Drive
South on Blue Spruce Drive

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 4/20 & 4/21:
Look east to small pond directly across from brown warehouse
from Blue Spruce Drive off East Willox Lane, west of Hwy 287.
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Bluestem Prairie Open Space (Public) & Big Johnson Reservoir (Private)

Interstate 25 South of Colorado Springs to exit 135 (Academy Blvd)
East on Academy to Drennan Road (1.4 miles)
East (Right) on Drennan to Powers Road (2.0 miles)
South on Powers to Fontaine Road (4.9 miles)
West on Fontaine to Goldfield (0.5 miles)
Entrance is pullover North on Goldfield (0.5 miles)
38°44.766'N 104°41.763'W Elev: 5810'
DeLorme 63:C5
Roads of Colorado 113:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:H12
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Bluestone Canal Along Colorado River

The nest site is on the Colorado River one mile above the Mesa County line
on the south side of the river. The nest is in a concrete structure made
for the Bluestone Canal. The drain back structure has 6 nests (new and
old phoebe's nests) on both sides of the concrete drain. The site is on
private land but can be seen from the river or from the north side looking
across to the south side. The site is about 1 mile below the diversion
for the Bluestone ditch.

A scope is very useful because the distance to the site is a little
further from the north side than one might expect because the river
curves, widens and has a small gravel island at the site.

Access to the site is off the I-70 Frontage road between DeBeque and
Parachute and is most easily found by going 2.2 miles west of the
Una Bridge Road intersection, then heading for the Colorado river.

The concrete structure which Coen described is the only concrete
structure in the area on the south side of the river and is
difficult to miss.
DeLorme 43:A7
Roads of Colorado 74:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 69:G10
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Bluff Lake Nature Area

From Interstate 70, take Peoria Exit (Exit 281)
Drive South approximately 1.4 miles on Peoria to 25th Avenue.
Travel West approx. 0.4 miles on 25th Avenue to Havana.
Drive North approx. 0.8 miles on Havana to Property.

From Interstate 70, take Havana Exit (Exit 280).
Drive South on Havana approximately 1.2 miles to property.
39 45.4883N 104 51.4392W Elev: 5350'
DeLorme 40:B3
Roads of Colorado 81:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B11
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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34, Exit 257.
Drive 11.0 miles West on Hwy 34 to 27 Road.
Travel 5.0 miles North on 27 Road to Masonville.
Natural Area is just west of Masonville.

Pinyon Jays 1/21/2005:
Were visiting feeder near entrance to Natural Area.
DeLorme 30:A1
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H7
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Boedecker Reservoir and Buckingham Lake

From Interstate 25, take exit 255 and drive west on highway 402
Take highway 287 north (right)
Turn west (left) on West 1st Street
Drive past 21st street (2.0 miles) to reservoir (south side) and lake (north side).

Entrance to Boedecker Reservoir is 0.5 miles south on CR 21.
40°22.948'N 105°08.085'W Elev: 5066'
DeLorme 30:B1
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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Bogan Flats Campground, Prospect Ranch & Marble

Interstate 70 to Glenwood Springs, south on highway 82 for 12 miles
Take highway 133 south out of Carbondale for 28 miles.
Just before the climb to McClure Pass, take Gunnison CR 3 east.
Campgrounds are just east of highway 133.

Continuing East Prospect Ranch and Falls are south of road.
Town of Marble is farther down the road.
39°05.960'N 107°15.569'W Elev: 7623'
DeLorme 45:C7
Roads of Colorado 92:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:C8
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Bohn Park; Lyons

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66, Exit 243.
Travel West on Hwy 66 to Lyons.

From the intersection of Highway 36 & 7 in Lyons,
drive 0.5 miles Southwest on hwy 7 to Meily Street which goes west only.
The South St. Vrain trail goes east from that intersection.
A good place to park is on Prospect Street, one block Northeast.

St. Vrain Restoration Area is at the west end of Bohn Park.
40 13.158N 105 15.919W Elev: 5332'
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D6
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Bolam Pass Road

From Rico, travel 4.5 miles North on Hwy 145 to Forest Road 578.
Travel East on FR 578 to pass (approx. 6.0 miles).
4-Wheel drive vehicles preferred; good road for Boreal Owls.
37°43.153'N 107°53.931'W Elev: 11,289'
DeLorme 76:C2
Roads of Colorado 138:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 109:F12
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Bonnel Drive Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 402 Exit 255.
Drive 7.5 miles West on Hwy 402 to CR 21S.
Travel 0.5 miles South on CR 21S toward Lon Hagler Reservoir.
Bonnel Drive Pond is east of CR 21S & south of L.H. Reservoir
DeLorme 30:B1
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8

Bonny Reservoir and Republican Wildlife Area

Traveling East on Interstate 70 to Burlington (exit 437)
Take Highway 385 North 20 miles to Reservoir
Yuma County Road 2 heads East to Wagon Wheel Campground
39°36.065'N 102°15.014'W Elev: 3720'
County Road 3 heads East to Foster Campground
39°37.024'N 102°15.056'W Elev: 3711'

Republican Wildlife Area is reached by continuing East on CR 2 until it dead ends into CR LL.5
Turn North (Left) on LL.5 and continue to CR 4
Turn East (Right) on CR 4 to Republican WLA (just before Kansas border)
Hale Ponds are on Eastern edge of Republican WLA

To Search for Yellow-throated Warbler 4/11/2009 Wood:
South side of Bonny Reservoir.
Take County Road 2 to gated Road along South shore.
Walk west along lake shore to dead end of road.

Yellow-throated Warbler; Margaret Smith:
Search end of road from Visitor's Center
west to Picnic Area, south side of reservoir.

To Search for Sprague's Pipits 10/10/2007:
Check Wildlife Easement North of Hale.
Drive North on LL.5 (from LL.5 & CR 4)
Just North of Republican River, turn left (West) on Easement.
Check ridge North of Road all the way to next fence line.
39°38.288'N 102°08.611'W Elev: 3596'

Seltman on finding Sprague's Pipits:
"Finding Sprague's Pipits in western KS is so easy that there would have
to be quite a few in eastern Colorado. Timing is everything. Here the
migration peak is between 9/25 and 10/25 every year. These birds usually
come down with early cool fronts and will hang around until all the insects
are dead or it happens to snow. They REALLY hate cold weather so after a
super hard frost or even the smallest amount of snow, it's usually pointless
to even look for them.

"I think the majority of Sprague's are probably in grassland and one could
probably come up with lots of new sightings fairly quickly provided one
could walk or even drive through the pastures they might inhabit. But they
also use wheat fields, alfalfa fields, etc. On really big migration days I
see lots of them just standing in or alongside dirt roads in farm country.
I am very familiar with this bird. I've always wanted to set aside a
weekend and try to run up big numbers of them in eastern Colorado; I'm
pretty confident I could find 10 to 50 per day with a little effort. I
usually hear them before seeing them; those call notes are very distinctive."
DeLorme 102:B4
Roads of Colorado 87:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:D4
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Boreas Pass Road

From Jefferson (along Hwy 285), continue South to Como.
Drive 33 Road (Boreas Pass Road) to west.
(Good for Three-toed Woodpeckers, possible Boreal Owls)
Boreas Pass & Hwy 285: N 39 18.6352 W 105 53.1869 Elev: 9705'
Summit: 39°24.637'N 105°58.123'W Elev: 11,491'
DeLorme 48:B3
Roads of Colorado 95:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:H11
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Bosque Del Oso Wildlife Area

From I25, take Trinidad Exit 14A.
Travel approximately 21.0 miles West on Hwy 12 to Weston.
Look for access signs between Weston & Stonewall.
Weston: 37°07.793'N 104°50.852'W Elev: 6860'
(Closed December 1 to March 31).
DeLorme 92:C3
Roads of Colorado 161:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 127:F11
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Boulder Bobolink Meadow & Bobolink Trailhead

Traveling North on Highway 36 turnpike into Boulder
Take Foothills Parkway turnoff and stay on Parkway traveling North
Turn Right (East) on Baseline Road in approx. 2 miles.
Road dead ends into Cherryvale Road and Baseline Reservoir

Just west of Cherryvale Road is parking area for Bobolink Trail to South.
There is meadow just west of llama farm. Bobolinks nest in meadow to
the north of Baseline Road. This Meadow is just East of 55th Avenue.
Trail: N 39 59.989 W 105 12.880 Elev: 5298'
Meadow: N 40 00.012 W 105 13.121 Elev: 5292'
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Bobolink Field

From Highway 36, North of Boulder, take Nebo Road (26 Road)
(5.0 miles North of Hwy 36 & Jay Road)
When the road turns south, park somewhere out of the way, and walk up
the long driveway going north (goes to 2 or 3 homes and a stable).
Bobolinks are in a large grassy field to the west, 1/2 way up the long driveway.
40°06.863'N 105°16.385'W Elev: 5476'
DeLorme 30:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder County Fairgrounds & Golden Ponds

From Interstate 25, take Highway 119 (Exit 240)
Drive West into Longmont and continue West past Main Street (approx. 7 miles) on 3rd street (same road)
At Hover Road (approx. 2 miles), continue West into Park and Golden Ponds
Trees along creek are good for Warblers and other migrating birds.

From Boulder, take Diagonal Highway 119 to Hover Road.
Turn North on Hover Blvd and drive to 3rd street.
Turn West into Park from here and drive to property.

St. Vrain Greenway continues east from park toward Boulder County Fairgrounds.
40 09.595N 105 07.660W Elev: 4990'
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D8
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Boulder Cow Pasture

Take Highway 36 out of the North end of Boulder.
At 7.0 miles north of the intersection of highway 36 and Jay Road,
turn right onto Nelson Road (Boulder County Road 20).
Cow Pasture is approximately 2.0 miles east of Hwy 36.
40°09.141'N 105°14.325'W Elev: 5387'
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Field Along 55th Street

Traveling North on Highway 36 turnpike into Boulder
Take Foothills Parkway turnoff (highway 157) and stay on Parkway traveling North
Turn Right (East) on Diagonal Highway (highway 119) (approx. 7 miles)
Turn left on Jay Road (2 miles) and then quick right on 51st street (by fire station)
North 51st will run into North 55th Street and in 3.7 miles reach Monarch Road.

Alternately, Also reached by traveling 2 miles further East on Diagonal Highway to N. 63rd Street
Turn North on N. 63th Street and drive approx. 1.4 miles to Monarch Road (36 Road).
Drive approx. 1.0 miles West on Monarch Road to North 55th Street.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E7
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Boulder Mountain Park

From Boulder Turnpike (highway 36) into Boulder
Take Baseline Road West (Left) to Chautauqua Park (1.3 miles)
Continuing on Baseline, Gregory Canyon is 0.4 miles West to sign for parking
Turn South (Left) 0.2 to parking area (fee area)
39°59.960'N 105°17.449'W Elev: 5720'
Continuing up Baseline Road it turns into Flagstaff Mountain Road.
There are several pullovers and parking areas for Boulder Mountain Park.
40°00.190'N 105°17.916'W Elev: 6482'

To Search for the Ovenbird 5/22 & 6/26:
Look for the Royal Arch Trailhead (fee area).
Check around the picnic tables and small wooded area.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Bohemian Waxwings

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36),
Drive North on Hwy 36 and pass Hwy 119 (Diagonal Highway).
Halfway between Hwy 119 & Jay Road,
Turn east on Palo Parkway.
Drive east to Paseo del Prado Street;
to search for Bohemian Waxwings of 1/18/2008.
39°59.203'N 105°10.438'W Elev: 5488'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F6
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Boulder Falls

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36) in Boulder,
Drive to Boulder Canyon Drive (Highway 119).
Travel approximately 12.0 miles west on Hwy 119 to Falls.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G5
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Boulder Humane Society; 2323 55th Street

Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
Travel North 2.0 miles to Arapahoe Road
Turn East (Right) on Arapahoe Road, go to 55th street (0.8 miles)
Drive North (Left) (0.5 miles) on 55th street to parking area for Humane Society.
40°00.898'N 105°13.526'W Elev: 5236'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Children's Fishing Pond

Take the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36) North into Boulder.
Turn West at Highway 119 (Canyon Blvd).
Drive past Broadway (1.1 miles) to 9th Street (1.3 miles).
Park and walk west along Boulder Creek to 6th Street.
40°00.904'N 105°16.995'W Elev: 5358'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Creek--Library to Municipal Building

Take Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36) into Boulder
Turn West at Arapahoe Road and drive past Broadway Street.
Park near library about 2 blocks west of Broadway Street.

Bike Path runs along Boulder Creek, south of library.
40°00.860'N 105°16.812'W Elev: 5354'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Creek at 61st Street

There are Unnamed Ponds just west of 61st Street where it crosses Boulder Creek.
Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
At Pearl Parkway, turn right and Drive East on Pearl Parkway.
Pearl Parkway turns into Valmont Road and hits 61st Street in approx. 2.0 miles.
Travel North on 61st Street less than 0.5 miles to Boulder Creek.
40°02.291'N 105°12.691'W Elev: 5164'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Creek, Folsom Field & CU Recreation Center

Drive into Boulder on Highway 36 (Boulder Turnpike)
Continue on Highway 36 as it turns into 28th Avenue.
Turn West (Left) on Arapahoe Avenue.
Then turn South (Left) on Folsom Street.
Turn West just North of Boulder Creek for parking.
There is non-permit parking along Boulder Creek, 100 yards west of Folsom.
(Note: To Avoid Ticket, Obey parking restrictions all around the vicinity.)

Pickup Bike Path at Folsom & Boulder Creek; hike West to bird sightings.
40°00.684'N 105°15.802'W Elev: 5318'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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East Boulder Recreation Center

From the Boulder Turnpike, take South Boulder Road.
Drive East on South Boulder Road 0.5 miles to 55th street.
Turn North and drive 0.8 miles to Recreation Center (5660 Sioux Drive).
39°59.593'N 105°13.129'W Elev: 5305'
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Creek, Silverthorne

From Interstate 70 at Silverthorne take Exit 205.
Drive approximately 9.0 miles north on Hwy 9 to CR 1376.

American Three-toed Woodpeckers (7/27/2008):
Five adults & juvenile seen along Boulder Creek.
39°44.191'N 106°08.153'W Elev: 8457'
DeLorme 38:C1
Roads of Colorado 78:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:C9
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Boulder Private Ponds

From Boulder drive North on Highway 36.
Drive approximately 6.7 miles North of Iris Road/Diagonal Highway
Pond is on East side of Highway 36.
From Interstate 25, take Exit 243.
Drive West 14.0 miles on Highway 66 to Highway 36.
Turn South on Hwy 36 and drive 6.5 miles to pond.
(Farm Pond is approximately 0.5 miles South of Lefthand Canyon Drive.

Second pond is reached by driving South 0.7 miles on Highway 36.
Turn East on Nemo Road, which turns South & East.
Road changes to Nimbus Road; 39th avenue is 1.1 miles East of hwy 36.

(Lake Valley Pond) is reached by continuing East on Nimbus to Fairway Drive.
(About 0.2 miles East of 39th Street; pond on southeast corner).
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Reservoir & Six-mile Reservoir

Traveling North on Highway 36 turnpike into Boulder
Take Foothills Parkway turnoff (highway 157) and stay on Parkway traveling North
Turn Right (East) on Diagonal Highway (highway 119) (approx. 7 miles)
Turn left on Jay Road (2 miles) and then quick right on 51st street (by fire station)
Follow Road to Boulder Reservoir (fee area during summer season).

Also reached by traveling 2 miles further East on Diagonal Highway to N. 63rd Street
Turn North on N. 63th Street to Property (on West side of road in approx. 0.4 miles)

Six-Mile Reservoir is just South of Boulder Reservoir
Can be observed from road along South side of Boulder Reservoir.
Continue Northeast along Diagonal Hwy past Jay Road for 0.6 miles.
Turn North on North 55th Street.
Continue North to view of Six-mile Reservoir.
40 04.298N 105 14.056W Elev: 5229'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Valley Farm

Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
Travel North to Arapahoe Road
Turn East on Arapahoe Road, go 4.6 miles to North 95th Street.
Turn North travel past Valmont Road to Boulder Valley Farm (Right side of 95th).
40°02.414'N 105°07.874'W Elev: 5096'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Valley Ranch Open Space

Take Highway 36 out of the North end of Boulder.
At 2.5 miles north of the intersection of highway 36 and Jay Road,
turn right at the large brown sign for Boulder Valley Ranch Open Space.
This is Longhorn Road; parking area is 1.0 miles east of highway 36.
40°04.797'N 105°15.764'W Elev: 5349'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Boulder Yard

From Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take Foothills Parkway to North.
At Baseline Road, travel East approximately 1.0 miles to Cherryvale Road.
Drive North approx. 0.4 miles on Cherryvale Road to Simmons Drive.
Travel East approx. 0.3 miles on Simmons Drive to Piedmont Avenue.
Drive North on Piedmont Avenue to yard.

Philadelphia Vireo singing 6/30 & 7/1.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Bowles Avenue & Santa Fe Drive

Take Interstate 470 (South side of Metro Denver) to Santa Fe Drive.
Travel 3.5 miles North on Santa Fe Drive (Highway 85) to Bowles Avenue.
Turn West (Left) and park in Shopping Center.
South Platte River is behind Center.
Follow bike path along river, especially north to pedestrian footbridge.
39°36.792'N 105°01.255'W Elev: 5340'
DeLorme 40:D2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D9
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Bowles Reservoir #1

From Intersection of Quincy and Sheridan Blvd
(Which is 1.0 mile south of Hampden Blvd [highway 285] and Sheridan Blvd)
Travel south into neighborhood. At fork (circle) turn right (west) on Sunset.
Bowmar Drive is 0.5 miles south and west of Quincy and Sheridan Blvd.
Turn Right from Sunset onto Bowmar Drive to 4400 and Tina Jones house.
marston Reservoir can be observed just left of Sunset and Bowmar Drive.

Alternately: Located Southeast of Wadsworth Blvd and Quincy Avenue
From Interstate 470 and Wadsworth Blvd, Go North 5.0 miles
Turn right (East) on West Grand; Marston Reservoir can be viewed from behind homes

Southwest of Marston is Bowles Reservoir #1 (also viewed from W. Grand)

From Marston Reservoir, take West Quincy Avenue, west to Harriman Reservoir.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D8
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4400 Bowmar Drive

From Intersection of Quincy and Sheridan Blvd
(Which is 1.0 mile south of Hampden Blvd [highway 285] and Sheridan Blvd)
Travel south into neighborhood. At fork (circle) turn right (west) on Sunset.
Bowmar Drive is 0.5 miles south and west of Quincy and Sheridan Blvd.
Turn Right from Sunset onto Bowmar Drive to 4400 and Tina Jones house.
marston Reservoir can be observed just left of Sunset and Bowmar Drive.

My yard is open for viewing hummingbirds & songbirds, 8/3-10/30.
I'm asking the following :
1.] Please call ahead of time and mention what day, and time of day
you will be coming. There is no need to wait for a reply.
Call my cell phone. 303-906-5479 [voicemail].
2.] When you get to the house, please walk up the driveway and enter the patio,
which is to the right of the garage. Walk into the patio and SIGN the guest register.
3.] Please WRITE what you saw next to your name, so that others may benefit
from your sightings.[such as what hummers, and anything different].
4.] There are 2 chairs in the front driveway on the north side. Please do
not walk back & forth in the driveway for it disturbs the birds and ruins it
for others.
5.] There is one chair in the patio which you can sit in,but because it is
a small area, leave the chair where you find it, and do not walk around in
this area,[because of possible disturbance to the hummingbirds].
There are 2 feeders in the back yard and you will find one feeder in
the front yard. The front yard feeder is hanging near the front door.
6.] There are 2 chairs in the back yard. Exit the patio to the right to find
the chairs. Please do not walk around the back yard. Please stay in the
chairs[because of possible disturbance to the hummingbirds]
7.] On Aug. 4th, in the morning, there will be a class at my house.
If folks could not visit on this morning only, I'd appreciate it

Because I have alot of plantings many of the birds feed on the flowers only
and may never go to a feeder, so watch the plantings. This was my intent to
create a habitat where the birds could find enough nectar.

I appreciate folks consideration in sitting quietly and not walking around,
and I especially appreciate individuals signing the register. Sorry for
sounding so strict.

Thanks and good Luck!
Tina Jones
Littleton, Jefferson County
39°38.279'N 105°03.544'W Elev: 5526'
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D8
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Box Canyon Falls

The Box Canyon Falls & Park is located in the southwest corner of Ouray,
reachable either on foot or by car. This dramatic waterfall is the
culmination of Canyon Creek narrowing and spilling thousands of
gallons a minute of water over and through a spectacular, boxed
geological formation formed over hundreds of years.

The Park is located at the west end of Third Avenue. To reach the
entrance to the falls by foot, walk two blocks up the left fork at
the end of Third Avenue. At the top of the hill, you will find the
entrance to the Park and the new Visitor Center. To drive from town,
follow Hwy 550 south of Ouray, taking an immediate right onto CR 361
after the first hairpin turn. Follow the signs to the right, going
over the Uncompahgre Gorge to the drive-in entrance.

38°01.112'N 107°40.300'W Elev: 7836'
Park Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
DeLorme 66:D4
Roads of Colorado 123:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:B4
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Box Springs Pond

From Rocky Ford, take Highway 71 North for 29.5 miles.
CR BB goes East from here.
Pond is in southeast corner of intersection.
38°28.751'N 103°42.298'W Elev: 4603'
DeLorme 98:C3
Roads of Colorado 115:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 103:D11
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Box Elder Creek

From I225 and Parker Road,
Travel south 2.3 miles on Parker Road to East Smokey Hill Road.
Drive south 9.1 miles on Smoky Hill Road to S. Powhaton Road.
Travel south 1.0 miles on Powhaton Road to County Line Road
Drive east 7.8 miles on County Line Road to Elder Creek.
(Elder Creek, just west of CR 29.
DeLorme 41:D6
Roads of Colorado 82:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 76:D2
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Boxelder Creek and Larimer County Road 15

From Interstate 25, take Exit 288
Travel West approx. 5.8 miles on Larimer CR 82 (Buckeye Road) to CR 15.
Drive South approximately 1.2 miles on County Road 15 to Bridge.

Dickcissels 6/29/2010:
approximately 1/4 mile south of Boxelder Creek Bridge.
DeLorme 20:B2
Roads of Colorado 48:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:C8
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Boxelder Reservoir #3

From Interstate 25, take Exit 278.
Drive West on 62E to Larimer County Road 11.
Travel North on CR 11 to Reservoir (north of CR 66).
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C11
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:E9
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Boyd Lake State Park

This Fee Area can be reached by taking Interstate 25 to exit 257
Take Highway 34 West to Highway 287
Turn North on Hwy 287 and drive to County Road 29
Follow CR 29 East and North to entrance of State Park

To Search for Harris's Sparrow 2/26/2014:
From Contact Station, drive 0.1 miles to intersection
then turn left (north) and drive 0.5 miles.
Road bends 90 degrees to the right here at the power lines.
The bike path crosses the road here, too. Park in the nearby lot.
The birds were near the barbed wire fence on the little rise.

To Search for Inca Doves 5/7/2010:
Take the first road south, drive past the
camp ground to end of the road.
They were in the parking lot at road end.
40°25.986'N 105°02.729'W Elev: 4984'
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Boyd Ponds

NOW PRIVATE PROPERTY, PERMISSION REQUIRED TO ENTER.
From I76, take Exit 79 near Fort Morgan.
Travel West on Highway 144 to Elm Drive.
Drive North on Elm Drive and drive to end of road.
Road will turn East to a parking area.

DeLorme 94:C2
Roads of Colorado 67:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:C10
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Bradfield Bridge

From Cortez, take Highway 491 (Hwy 666) for 22.0 miles North to County Road Ee.
Drive East on CR EE for 1.5 miles to CR 16.
Travel North on CR 16 for 1.7 miles to CR S.
Drive East on CR S for 1.2 miles to Bridge.
37-38'59'' N 108-44'11'' W Elev: 6,463

Barrow's Goldeneye 1/18/2015:
Location was the curve in the river just west of the private cabin
along CR28, upstream from the peregrine rock campground.
DeLorme 74:C3
Roads of Colorado 136:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 108:G4
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Brainard Lake

Take Highway 119, West out of Boulder to Nederland
Turn Right (North) on Highway 72 toward Ward
Drive approximately 8.0 miles to Forest Road 102.
(Just South of Ward), turn Left (West) on Larimer CR 102
Drive approximately 2.6 miles to fork, stay right on CR 112
Travel 2.1 miles to Brainard Lake (fee area);

Follow the road around the north side of the lake
to the turnoff to the Mitchell Lake parking area.
Turn right to the parking area.
The Mitchell Lake Trailhead is located at
the south end of the parking area.

Road continues West to Long Lake
Perennial Three-toed Woodpecker area.
40°04.690'N 105°34.320'W Elev: 10,353'
DeLorme 29:D6
Roads of Colorado 63:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F3
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Bravo Wildlife Area

From Interstate 76, take Sterling Exit 125.
Drive 0.5 miles West on Hwy 6 to Logan CR 370.
Travel 1.7 miles northeast on CR 370 to Wildlife Area.
DeLorme 95:B5
Roads of Colorado 52:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 52:F5

Breckenridge Ski Hill Road

From Interstate 70 (Frisco Exit 203),
Travel South On Highway 9 to Summit County Road 3 (Coyne Valley Road)
Turn West and South On CR 3 to American Three-toed Woodpecker location
(CR 3 changes names: Coyne Valley Road to Airport Road to Barton Road to
Blue Ridge Road to Ski Hill Road; stay on CR 3 as name changes)

American Three-toed Woodpeckers 3/8: 39.48761,-106.06776)
DeLorme 48:A2
Roads of Colorado 78:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:F9
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Brewster Ridge

From Interstate 70, take Exit 2.
Drive North and follow "Trail Through Time" road
turning left and up the gravel road to north.
At M.80 Road drive East to 1.80 Road.
Travel North on 1.80 Road to 2.0 Road.
Continue North on 2.0 Road to Brewster Ridge.
DeLorme 42:B1
Roads of Colorado 88:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:A1
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Bridal Veil Falls

From Telluride, follow signs along paved Bridal Veil Falls Road.
The surrounding hills have a number of spoil heaps and unsealed
old mine tunnels, though exploring these is not recommended. From
the edge of the basin, another 90 minutes hiking either along the
jeep trail or in a straight line across the valley and up some
cliffs on the south side leads to the highest point on the road,
a ridge at 12,850 feet, which has quite spectacular views eastwards
over the brightly colored volcanic peaks of the Red Mountain
district and countless more distant summits.

The ridge is an obvious point to turn around, but an alternative
way back is to first climb to the summit just to the southwest,
an unnamed peak at 13,477 feet - even better views from here -
then climb down the steep slope on the far side and into the adjacent
valley (Mud Lake Basin), upper end of which does indeed contain
a shallow, muddy lake. A stream flows from here and tumbles down
a rocky hillside forming a number of pretty waterfalls and cascades.
Further down it joins with Bridal Veil Creek, and the jeep trail
is reached again after another 2 miles walking down the canyon.
The round trip takes about 5 hours.

The surrounding hills have a number of spoil heaps and unsealed
old mine tunnels, though exploring these is not recommended.
From the edge of the basin, another 90 minutes hiking either along
the jeep trail or in a straight line across the valley and up some
cliffs on the south side leads to the highest point on the road,
a ridge at 12,850 feet, which has quite spectacular views eastwards
over the brightly colored volcanic peaks of the Red Mountain
district and countless more distant summits.

The ridge is an obvious point to turn around, but an alternative
way back is to first climb to the summit just to the southwest,
an unnamed peak at 13,477 feet - even better views from here -
then climb down the steep slope on the far side and into the adjacent
valley (Mud Lake Basin), upper end of which does indeed contain
a shallow, muddy lake. A stream flows from here and tumbles down
a rocky hillside forming a number of pretty waterfalls and cascades.
Further down it joins with Bridal Veil Creek, and the jeep trail
is reached again after another 2 miles walking down the canyon.
The round trip takes about 5 hours.

The hike begins at 9,000 feet, at the end of the paved section of
Bridal Veil Falls Road, 2 miles east of Telluride and just after
the road passes through the still active Pandora Mine. 4WD
vehicles may be driven 2 miles further to the top of the waterfall,
then beyond is the one-way section. For those on foot
it takes about 30 minutes walking up the wooded hillside to
reach the base of the falls then another 20 minutes to the top.

A restored but privately-owned pumping station sits beside the
stream on the cliff edge though there is a path beside it,
following Bridal Veil Creek. The jeep track switchbacks sharply up
the head of the main valley and offers increasingly good views
over Telluride far below. It crosses a fast-flowing stream (Ingram
Creek) then winds round the side of a steep, exposed cliff face,
quite a treacherous section even for 4WD vehicles (Black Bear
Pass), and then, now at an elevation of 11,200 feet, leads into
Ingram Basin - a wide, quite flat valley carpeted by moss,
heather, and long grass mixed with wildflowers in spring.
The surrounding hills have a number of spoil heaps and unsealed
old mine tunnels, though exploring these is not recommended.

From the edge of the basin, another 90 minutes hiking either along
the jeep trail or in a straight line across the valley and up some
cliffs on the south side leads to the highest point on the road,
a ridge at 12,850 feet, which has quite spectacular views eastwards
over the brightly colored volcanic peaks of the Red Mountain
district and countless more distant summits.

The ridge is an obvious point to turn around, but an alternative
way back is to first climb to the summit just to the southwest,
an unnamed peak at 13,477 feet - even better views from here -
then climb down the steep slope on the far side and into the adjacent
valley (Mud Lake Basin), upper end of which does indeed contain
a shallow, muddy lake. A stream flows from here and tumbles down
a rocky hillside forming a number of pretty waterfalls and cascades.
Further down it joins with Bridal Veil Creek, and the jeep trail
is reached again after another 2 miles walking down the canyon.
The round trip takes about 5 hours.
37°55.156'N 107°46.170'W Elev: 10,336'
DeLorme 76:A3
Roads of Colorado 122:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:A3
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Brighton Eurasian Collared-Dove Spot

From Interstate 76, take Sable Blvd Exit 16.
Drive North on Sable Blvd to 136th Avenue.
Turn West and look for feed lot on North side of 136th Avenue.
39°56.599'N 104°49.097'W Elev: 5039'
DeLorme 41:A4
Roads of Colorado 65:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G11
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Brighton Gravel Pond

From Interstate 76, drive to Highway 85.
Drive North on Highway 85 to 124th Avenue.
Turn West (Left) and go less than 0.8 miles to Brighton Road.
Turn South (Left) on Brighton Road; pond is 0.8 miles south.
39°54.801'N 104°52.291'W Elev: 5023'
DeLorme 41:A4
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Brighton Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 7 (Exit 229) to the East
Take Baseline Road East to Tucson Street (straight not south on hwy 7).
Pond is South of Baseline & East of Tucson Street.
(Approx. 8 miles East of Interstate 25).
39°59.420'N 104°50.237'W Elev: 4963'
DeLorme 40:A3
Roads of Colorado 65:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G11
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Brighton Van Aire Estates

From I76, take the Bromley Lane, Exit 22.
Travel approx. 1.8 miles East on Bromley Ln (152nd Avenue) to Gun Club Road.
Drive North on Gun Club Road; subdivision to northeast.

To search for Bohemian Waxwings 1/20:
Drive North on Gun Club Road approx. 0.8 miles to 157th avenue.
Turn east on 157th avenue 0.8 miles to Duquesne Circle.
Birds seen in trees at southwest corner;
later they were at north end of Duquesne Cir.
39°58.795'N 104°42.871'W Elev: 5059'
DeLorme 41:A5
Roads of Colorado 65:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G12
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Broadmoor Hotel Lake (Cheyenne Lake)

From Interstate 25 at the south end of Colorado Springs, take Lake Avenue, Exit 138.
Travel approximately 2.8 miles West on Lake Avenue to the Broadmoor Hotel.
Cheyenne Lake is behind the Hotel.
DeLorme 62:B3
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Broomfield Field

From Interstate 25, take 136th Avenue Exit 225.
Drive 2.5 miles West on 136th Avenue to Lowell Blvd.
Travel approx. 3.0 North on Lowell Blvd to 160th Avenue.
Drive East on 160th Avenue for approx. 0.25 miles.

Burrowing Owl (5/6):
Look for bunch of rocks on south side of 136th Avenue.
Stop 20-30 feet short of rocks and look North (left).
Burrowing Owl was 40-50 yards north of 136th Avenue.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 65:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Broomfield Office Feeder

From Interstate 25, take 120th Avenue (Hwy 128), Exit 223.
Travel approximately 2.6 miles West on 120th Avenue to North Perry Street.
Drive approx. 0.2 miles North on N. Perry Street to West 121st Place.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 65:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H9
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Broomfield Pond

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take the Broomfield Exit
Drive North on Highway 287 to Dillon Road (approximately 3 miles)
Turn West (Left) and drive 1 mile to South 104th Street.
Turn South (Left) and travel to property (approximately a mile).
Pond is Northeast of Stearns Lake.
39°56.875'N 105°06.561'W Elev: 5284'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Alex and Michael's Pond at Broomfield Natural Area

From Interstate 25, take West 120th Avenue Exit 223.
Travel West on 120th Avenue to North Huron Street.
Drive North on Huron Street to 128th Avenue.
Then West on 128th Avenue to North Zuni Street.
Travel North on Zuni Street to 132nd Avenue.
Pond on West side of Zuni Street.
39°56.238'N 105°00.938'W Elev: 5210'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Broomfield Nature Center

From Interstate 25, take Exit 223, West 120th Avenue (highway 128).
Drive 0.4 miles West on West 120th Avenue to North Huron Street.
Travel 1.0 miles North on Huron Street to West 128th Avenue.
Drive 1.0 miles West on West 128th Avenue to North Zuni Street.
Travel North 0.6 miles to West 132th Avenue.
Turn West on West 132th Avenue to North side of Lake.
39°56.244'N 105°00.941'W Elev: 5210'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Broomfield Water Treatment Plant Reservoir

From Interstate 25, Take Highway 128, Exit 223
Drive West on Hwy 128 2.5 miles to Lowell Blvd
Travel North on Lowell Blvd 3.0 miles to West 144th Avenue.
Then turn West (Left) on 144th toward Sheridan Blvd.
(View from Northeast corner of Holy Family High School Parking Area
39°57.461'N 105°02.066'W Elev: 5304'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Brown Lakes Wildlife Area

From Creede; travel 25 miles west on highway 149 to Forest Road 515
Take FR 515 (Hermit Lakes Road) 1.5 miles west to property.
37°49.996'N 107°11.042'W Elev: 9872'
DeLorme 78:B1
Roads of Colorado 140:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 111:D9
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Browns Park Campgrounds and Laramine River Road

From Interstate 25, take Fort Collins Exit 269A.
Travel 1.7 miles West on Hwy 14 to North Timberline Road.
Drive 1.1 miles North on N. Timberline Road to East Vine Drive.
Travel 2.5 miles West on E. Vine Drive to Highway 287 (College Drive).
Drive 1.4 miles North on Hwy 287 which connects with Hwy 14 at CR 1.

From Hwy 14 and CR 1, continue west 58.7 miles on Hwy 14 to Laramine River Road.
Drive 20.0 miles North on Laramine River Road (FR 190) to Browns Park Campgrounds.

To search for an American Three-toed Woodpecker 7/29:
Drive to Beaver Pond in campgrounds at end of the circle drive.

A female ATTW was seen while hiking the west branch trailhead
which is 5.0 miles north of Hwy 14 & Laramine River Road.
40°47.676'N 105°54.482'W Elev: 8423'
DeLorme 18:B3
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F9
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Brown's Park Campground

From Highway 14, drive approximately 15.7 miles North on Laramie River Road (CR 103) to Glendevay Road.
103 Road is 20.4 miles West of Rustic, CO & 51.3 miles West of Hwy 14 & Hwy 287.
Take Glendevay Road (CR 190) approximately 2.7 miles west to Campgrounds.
DeLorme 18:B3
Roads of Colorado 47:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:D11
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Brown's Park Wildlife Area

There are several units to Brown's Park:

Cold Spring Mountain:
From Maybelle, travel 41 miles northwest on highway 318 to County Road 10
Turn North and drive 17.0 miles to CR 72
Then turn west and go 9.0 miles to fork.
Take left fork 4.0 miles to property.

Wiggins Unit:
From Maybelle, travel 41.0 miles northwest on highway 318 to CR 10
then 17.0 miles north on CR 10 to CR 72
then 15.0 miles west on CR 72 to property.

Beaver Creek Unit:
From Maybelle, travel 59.0 miles northwest on highway 318
Property is on north side of highway 318.
40°47.504'N 108°52.970'W Elev: 5525'
DeLorme 12:A1
Roads of Colorado 24:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 42:C1
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Brunner Reservoir, Highland Park

From Interstate 25, take Exit 223 and drive west on 120th avenue.
Turn North on Lamar Street (0.7 miles west of Sheridan) 4.1 mile west of I25.
Take Right fork of Descombes Drive in 0.4 miles.
Continue to parking area; walk East between Recreation Center & Swimming Complex.
39°55.162'N 105°04.022'W Elev: 5344'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Brush Creek Road

From Interstate 70, take Exit 49 (Highway 65 toward Grand Mesa)
Drive approximately 10.0 miles East on Hwy 65 to Hwy 330.
Travel approx. 18.0 miles East on Hwy 330 (past Collbran) to CR 64 & 3/10.
Drive North up CR 64 & 3/10 (runs along Brush Creek).

Nashville Warbler 8/30:
Was found along Brush Creek at 8400 feet.
You have to drive quite far up the road to reach 8400 feet.
DeLorme 44:B3
Roads of Colorado 90:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:A2
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Brush Hollow Wildlife Area

From Pueblo, take highway 50 west toward Penrose.
At Penrose, take highway 115 north.
Turn west at County Road 123 (middle of town) and go 2.0 miles to entrance sign
then turn right and drive north 2.0 miles to property.
38°26.819'N 105°03.356'W Elev: 5374'
DeLorme 72:A2
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:D8
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Brush Memorial Park RV Campground

From Interstate 76, take Brush Exit 90.
Travel North approximately 0.5 miles on Highway 71 to Morgan County Road T.
Drive West approx. 2.0 miles on CR T to CR 26.
Travel South less than 0.3 miles on CR 26 to RV Campgrounds.
18712 County Road 26, Brush, CO 80723
DeLorme 94:C3
Roads of Colorado 67:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:C12
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Brush Wildlife Area

From Interstate 76, take Exit 90.
Go 2.5 miles North on Highway 71 to CR 28
Continue 1.0 miles North on CR 28 to property.

To Search for Swainson's Warbler 5/11:
Hike North along trail on west side by fence,
continue until trail crosses a small ditch.
40°18.300'N 103°37.325'W Elev: 4186'
DeLorme 94:C3
Roads of Colorado 67:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:C12
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Brush Prairie Ponds Wildlife Area

Travel Interstate 76 to Brush and take exit 90 south to Brush
From Brush take Clayton Street south to check station in city park
Continue south another 2.25 miles to parking area for WLA
Hike west to the ponds. (Pond #1 is 1/4 mile west)
40°13.109'N 103°37.386'W Elev: 4265'
DeLorme 94:C3
Roads of Colorado 67:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:D12
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Buckeye Reservoir

From Highway 90 & Highway 141 near Naturita;
(Travel West on Hwy 90 toward Paradox.)
Drive West 24.3 miles on Hwy 90 to 5.75 Road.
Turn North and Drive 1.1 miles on 5.75 Road to U5 Road.
Then travel west on U5 Road (turns into Forest Road 371).
Continue approximately 9.0 miles to the Reservoir.
38°26.235'N 109°02.757'W Elev: 7631'
DeLorme 64:A1
Roads of Colorado 104:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 94:D1
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Bud Mielke Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Exit 255 (Highway 402).
Drive West for 6.0 miles on 402 (also 18 Road) to Dotsero.
Turn South on Dotsero Drive and travel 0.2 miles to 18th Street SW (16H Street).
Drive West on 18th Street SW (16H Street) for 0.4 miles to Cattail Pond.
Continue West for a short distance to 19 Road.
Reservoir is approximately 1.0 miles South on 19 Road.
40°22.432'N 105°06.958'W Elev: 5055'
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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Buffalo Park

CR 100 (fair condition in nice weather) runs 35 miles
between Hwy 40 (just west of Rabbit Ears Pass) to
Gore Pass Road (CR 134).

Access North end of CR 100 about 0.6 miles west of Rabbit Ears Pass summit.

Access South end of CR 100, Approximately 6.0 miles north of Kremmling
Drive west on Gore Pass Road (CR 134).
In approximately 4.0 miles turn North on CR 19.
CR 19 turns into CR 100.
DeLorme 27:C6-A4
Roads of Colorado 45:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 60:B2
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Buffalo Pass, Lake Dinosaur, & Fish Creek Reservoir

From Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs, drive to 7th Street.
Travel 0.4 miles East on 7th Street to Missouri Avenue.
Drive 0.4 miles East and North on Missouri Avenue
(Road Changes Name to North Park Road) to 36 Road (Strawberry Park).
Travel North 1.7 miles on 36 Road to 38 Road (60 Road).
Drive east approx. 11.0 miles on 38 Road to Forest Road 310.
(Buffalo Pass is just east of this intersection).
Travel South on FR 310.
Lake Dinosaur is 1.9 miles South of Intersection.
N 40 51.222 W 106 69.667 Elev: 10,182
Fish Creek Reservoir is 6.4 miles farther South.
N 40 48.167 W 106 77.056 Elev: 9862'
(NOTE: mileage approximate, determined by Microsoft Streets).

To Search for White-winged Crossbill 10/22/2012:
0.6 miles west of Buffalo Pass' Summit)

To Search for White-winged Crossbill 8/6/2008:
Crossbills were seen 5.0 miles from turnoff
for Buffalo Pass Road (CR 38).
40°32.678'N 106°41.114'W Elev: 10,312'

NOTE: Buffalo Pass can only be accessed from east side (Larimer County)
on Weekends, west side access is all week, until bad weather).
Elev: 10,320'
DeLorme 17:D4
Roads of Colorado 45:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 46:G3
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Buffalo Creek Reservoir

From Interstate 70, Exit 260, west side of Denver,
Travel South on 470 approximately 9.4 miles to Highway 285.
Drive Southwest approx. 67.3 miles on Hwy 285 to Fairplay.
From Fairplay, travel south approx. 16.8 miles on highway 285 to Forest Road 433
Reservoir is just west of Hwy 285 and Forest Road 433.

From Colorado Springs, travel on highway 24 past Woodland Park (18 miles)
Continue to Harstel (45 miles); and west past Harstel, 4 miles to entrance of reservoir.
DeLorme 60:A4
Roads of Colorado 95:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:E11

Buffalo Springs Campgrounds

From Fairplay, travel 12.5 miles South on Highway 285 to Forest Road 431 (Buffalo Creek Road).
Drive West 0.5 miles on Forest Road 431 (76 Road on some maps) to Campgrounds.

From Highways 285 and 24, west of Antero Reservoir;
Travel North approx. 8.3 miles on Hwy 285 to Forest Road 431 (76 Road on some maps).
Drive West 0.5 miles on Forest Road 431 to Campgrounds.
DeLorme 48:D3
Roads of Colorado 94:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:D10
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Buena Vista Overlook (Fourmile Travel Management Area)

One mile East of the intersection of highways 24 and 285

Walk to the highest point of the overlook and look West-North West
You will see why the Pinyon Jays are here year round (KOA campground)
KOA: N 38 48.9294 W 106 95.4906 Elev: 8001'

Search for owls, continue north into BLM Land.
38 48.947N 106 05.027W Elev: 8993'
DeLorme 60:B2
Roads of Colorado 110:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:F9
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Bullion King Lake

From 5th and Main Streets in Ouray,
Travel South on Hwy 550 to Black Bear Pass Trail (Forest Road 823).
(Just south of Red Mountain Pass, marked with small brown sign).
(GPS: N 37 53.81 W 107 42.78)
Drive 1.0 miles west on FR 823 to Trailhead #12
Hike South to Bullion King Lake
Black Bear Pass is a 4-wheel drive required road.

There is also a trailhead for Bullion King Lake
along Hwy 550, 1.0 miles south of Black Bear Pass Road.
(Hike to lake is approximately 1.4 miles).
37°53.111'N 107°44.453'W Elev: 12,512'
DeLorme 76:A4
Roads of Colorado 123:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:D3
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Burchfield Wildlife Area

From Walsh, travel 11.0 miles east on County Road DD to property.
37°23.036'N 102°04.414'W Elev: 3675'
DeLorme 103:C8
Roads of Colorado 151:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 132:C6
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Burch Lake

From Interstate 25, take Exit 243 (Highway 66).
Drive West for 11.0 miles on Hwy 66 to 63rd Street.
McCall Lake south side of Hwy 66.
40°12.196'N 105°11.249'W Elev: 5172'
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D7
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Burlington American Woodcock

From Interstate 70 and I225 in Denver,
Drive approximately 155 miles East on I70 to Exit 438.
Travel 0.3 miles West on Hwy 24 (Rose Avenue) to Hwy 385.
Drive 0.4 miles North on Hwy 385 to S. Railroad Avenue.
Travel 0.5 miles West on S. Railroad Avenue to North 15th Street.
Then less than 0.2 miles North on N. 15th Street to Jasmine Street.
Drive 0.1 miles East on Jasmine Street to North 13th Street.
Travel less than 0.1 miles North on N. 13th Street to 840 N. 13th Street.

American Woodcock was seen 11/30/2011:
near a split rail fence in the area.
DeLorme 102:C4
Roads of Colorado 102:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:H4
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Burlington Sewage Ponds

From I70 at Burlington, take Exit 438.
Travel East on the Exit on County Road V
Take a Right on the Frontage Road that parallels I70.
Continue when road turns south (Right) and becomes CR 49.
Travel approximately 0.6 miles South on CR 49 to Ponds on east side of road.
DeLorme 102: C4
Roads of Colorado 94:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:H4
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Burnt Mill Road

From Interstate 25, South of Pueblo, take Exit 88 (Burnt Mill Road)
Drive West and South, past first bridge in 2.9 miles.
At Water Barrel Road (6.2 more miles) keep left across St. Charles River.
Area at this bridge is site of previous Black Phoebe records.
38°03.105'N 104°47.660'W Elev: 5344'
DeLorme 73:D4
Roads of Colorado 129:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:H1
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Butler Gulch

From Interstate 70, take Highway 40, Exit 233.
Travel North on Highway 40, past the town of Empire.
On Highway 40 past the town of empire there are brown Park
Service signs that indicate a turnoff for the Henderson mine.
At the first major switchback on highway 40 take the road to
Henderson mine. Stay on this road until it ends at the mine
entrance and turn off to the right where there is a parking lot.
This is the trailhead. Follow the trail west until it splits,
the NW portion going to Jones Pass and the SW portion going to
Butler Gulch. There will be signs indicating the trails.

To Search for Three-toed Woodpecker of 8/1/2004:
Elliott: "I saw the three-toed after I had crossed two streams
where the trail began to get really steep. The tree that I saw
it in was right off the trail and had almost 6 inches of bark at
the bottom of it because it had been worked on so much. I found
the bird by listening for drumming as the growth is really
thick in this portion of the trail."
39°45.667'N 105°41.006'W Elev: 8618'
DeLorme 38:C4
Roads of Colorado 79:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:B1
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Button Rock Preserve & Button Rock Reservoir

From Highway 36 and Hwy 7 in Lyons,
Travel 3.9 miles North on Hwy 36 to Boulder County Road 80 (Longmont Dam Road).
Drive 2.7 miles Up (West) on CR 80 to property.
40°14.122'N 105°22.728'W Elev: 7006'
DeLorme 29:C7
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D6
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BYO Playa

Sometimes has water after a rainstorm.
From Interstate 25, take Exit 269.
Drive East on Highway 14 37 miles to County Road 77 (Briggsdale).
Travel North approximately 5.0 miles on CR 77 to CR 100.
Drive West approx. 1.0 miles on CR 100 to CR 75.
Travel North on CR 75 to BYO Playa.

Quickest route from Denver
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Weld County Road 49 (exit 34)
Go North on CR 49 to Highway 34 (pass within two miles of Latham Reservoir)
Turn Right (East) on HW 34 to HW 37 (At Kersey)
Go North on Highway 37
In three miles turn Right (East) on 37/263
Turn Right (North and East) on HW 392 (just past Gill)
Follow 392 to Highway 14 (At Briggsdale), continue to BYO Playa.

DeLorme 94:A1
Roads of Colorado 50:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:E4
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