Birding Spots of Colorado

(alphabetical)

Wadsworth Park & Old Stone House Pond

From Highway 285 (West Hampden Blvd),
travel North on South Wadsworth Blvd.
Come to West Yale Avenue in 1.0 miles.
Turn West on W. Yale and drive 0.8 miles
to South Estes Street.
Park is on South Side of West Yale Street.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Wahatoya-Daigre Wildlife Area

From La Veta, travel 1.0 miles east on Bear Creek Road to property.
DeLorme 82:D3
Roads of Colorado 144:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 127:A9
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Walden Ponds

Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
Travel North to Arapahoe Road
Turn East (Right) on Arapahoe Road, go to 75th street (2.1 miles)
Turn North (Left) to Walden Ponds (2.2 miles North)
Walden Ponds is 0.3 miles North of Sawhill Ponds which is 0.8 miles North of Valmont Road
N 40 02.703 W 105 10.706 Elev: 5131'

To Search for Fox Sparrow 11/21/2012 to 12/1/2012:
John Breitsch: "Going west from the parking area, there is a row of junipers that runs
along a fence that abuts a private pond. The bird started off on the east side of the path,
then flew into the junipers and stayed on the ground under the cover of the trees

Look for small rock cairn next to path. Favorite juniper tree is across path from cairn.

Boulder Creek & 75th Avenue:
There is a northern parking area along Boulder Creek
Continue North along 75th street for another 0.5 mile or so to Boulder Creek.
N 40 03.054 W 105 10.705 Elev: 5143'

NOTE: During construction through end of 2012:
Boulder County Open Space has provided the Boulder Bird Club with
parking recommendations during reconstruction of the Cottonwood Marsh
parking area. Temporary parking will be limited to about eight car
parking spots and two bus parking spots near the trailhead. Other
nearby parking options include the Wally Toevs parking lot at Walden
Ponds, the Heatherwood Trail parking lot off 75th Street, and Sawhill
Ponds. Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat will remain open and the
bathroom/ picnic shelters will be accessible during construction
activities, which are expected to continue through the end of the year.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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Walden Reservoir

From Walden, travel 0.5 miles west to County Road 12
Drive another 0.5 miles on CR 12 to property.
DeLorme 17:C7
Roads of Colorado 46:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 47:E7
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Walker Lake (Lake Walker; Walker Pit) & Trail

From Franktown (intersection of Highways 83 & 86;
Drive West on Hwy 86 for 3/4 miles.
Travel North on Walker Road until road turns left.
View pond from this point.

Walker Trail leads east from this turn,
then runs north along Cherry Creek.

From Castle Rock (Interstate 25, 182)
Drive East/South until you meet Highway 86 (not far).
Travel East on Hwy 86 to Walker Road
(About 0.75 miles East of Community Baptist Church.
DeLorme 51:A4
Roads of Colorado 81:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:G11
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Walker Ranch Burn Area

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

The Walker Ranch burn area begins at 7.3 miles up Flagstaff Mtn Road
from Gregory Canyon at the bottom. One of the parking spots was at
7.6 miles from Gregory Canyon at a steel guard rail with a sign
that says "Park Temporarily Closed" and a sign with the number
eight on it. The burn area and woodpeckers are on the south side of
the road. That's where area had the best viewing. The other spot is a
little father up with a single parking drive perpendicular to the north
side of the road. One Three-toed was on each side of the road here.

Latest TTWO Sightings 5/27:
From the South Boulder Creek Trailhead I walked about 3/10 mile down the
South Boulder Creek Trail (the trail on the right) to a switchback next to
a "not a designated trail" marker. From a rocky area a little way to the right
of the trail I could hear a woodpecker picking away to the west...
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G6
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Walker Wildlife Area

From Grand Junction, travel 2.0 miles West on Highway 6 & 50
Turn South on River Road
After 0.5 miles on River Road, turn south on gravel access road.

Special Directions to Observe Barrow's Goldeneye.
From Highway 6 & hwy 50; go south on hwy 50 to W. Grand Ave.
Drive West on W. Grand, continue as road turns into Broadway
Continue across river (road is now highway 340)
Continue on Broadway (hwy 340) past Redlands
Turn North on Peony Drive and drive to end of road.

Permission is granted to go up private drive at end of road to view river.
Please knock on door and indicate your intentions.
DeLorme 42:C3
Roads of Colorado 89:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:C5
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Walmart Pond, Fort Collins

From Interstate 25 at Fort Collins,
take Harmony Road, Exit 265.
Drive East to Weitzel Street (East of Walmart).
Parking at southeast corner of pond, north of Harmony.
DeLorme 20:D3
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Walk In Areas

Walk-In-Areas leased to DOW for hunting.
Locations change every year.
See DOW website for each year's maps.

Must have a valid hunting license.
Beware, hunters with guns could be in the area.
Wearing of Hunters Orange maybe a good idea.
Various Locations, see maps on DOW Walk-In-Atlas or Website.
Access limited to September 1st to end of February.
Signs at parking lots may post exceptions to open dates.
One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Be sure to know rules stated in Walk-In-Atlas.
Hunting Only, scouting with binoculars not forbidden.

Walsenburg Water Supply

From Interstate 25 at Walsenburg, take Exit 52.
Drive approximately 2.5 mile to Highway 160.
Travel West approx. 4.4 miles on Highway 160 to Spanish Peaks Blvd.
Drive South on Spanish Peaks Blvd (also called County Road 346) to Taylor Blvd.
Travel along Taylor Blvd and scope Water Supply to North.
DeLorme 82:D3
Roads of Colorado 145:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:H10
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Walsen Road Pond

From Interstate 25, Colorado Springs:
Take North Gate Road Exit 156.
Drive East 0.3 miles on North Gate Road to Struthers Road.
Travel 0.2 miles North on Struthers Road to Gleneagle Road.
Drive 1.0 miles East on Gleneagle Road to Sun Hills Drive.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles East on Sun Hills Drive to Shelly Drive.
Drive 0.1 miles South on Shelly Drive to Walsen Road.
Travel 0.4 miles West on Walsen Road to Pond.

To search for Chestnut-sided Warbler 5/23/2009:
Check trees below dam south across Smith Creek.
DeLorme 51:D4
Roads of Colorado 97:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:D11
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Walton Creek Campground

From Steamboat Springs, take Highway 40 South.
Campgrounds are 17 miles south of Steamboat Springs.
(Approximately 4.2 miles west of Rabbit Ears Pass).
DeLorme 27:A4
Roads of Colorado 45:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 60:B3
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Ward

From Boulder Turnpike (Hwy 36) in Boulder,
Travel approximately 17 miles west on Highway 119 to Nederland.
Drive North approx. 12 miles on Hwy 72 to Ward.

Search for Rosy Finches 11/18/2012: (Main Road in Ward):
dark brown, wood-sided house with a greenhouse on its south side. Deep in its side yard
It's awkward place to stop your car, almost no shoulder, so beware. Better to park east
or west of the house and walk down the narrow shoulder to the house, but even that can
be dangerous with highway bikes and cars. Use caution.
DeLorme 29:D6
Roads of Colorado 63:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F4
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Washington County Road 59.5

From Interstate 76, take Highway 71, Exit 90.
Drive North on Hwy 71 to Snyder.
At Snyder take 2nd Street (CR W.7) east.
In approx. 11.0 miles, just southwest of Messex, take CR P.5 South
Drive south on P.5 to CR 59.5
Travel approx. 0.25 miles East on CR 59.5 to hay field.

Alternate Route:
From I76, Take Exit 102 (CR Q).
Drive approx. 1.2 miles North on CR Q to Hwy 6.
Travel approx. 2.0 miles northeast on Hwy 6 to CR R.
At CR R, drive approximately 1.5 miles North to CR 59.
Travel approx. 1.0 miles West on CR 59 to CR Q.
Drive approx. 0.5 miles North on CR Q to CR 59.5.
Travel approx. 0.25 miles West on CR Q to hay field.

Upland Sandpiper 7/9/2010:
Seen in hay field just west of CR 59.5 & CR Q
DeLorme 94:C3
Roads of Colorado 52:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 66:A3
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Washington Work Center & Pasture G"

From Springfield, CO, drive South on Highway 385/287.
In 7 miles you come to the Work Center on the East side of the road.
Pasture G is directly West.

It is okay to drive or walk into this public field.
Please leave gate the way you found it (either opened or closed).

This pasture has nesting Burrowing Owls near Windmill
and migrating Long-billed Curlew and Mountain Plover.
Careful, please!
DeLorme 101:C7
Roads of Colorado 166:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 131:D11
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Watson Junior High School, Security

Travel Interstate 25 to Exit 132
Go East on Road 16, 0.6 miles to Highway 85/87
Drive North on Hwy 85 approx. 1.1 miles to Fontaine Blvd.
Travel East approx. 0.4 miles on Fontaine Blvd to Junior High School.
DeLorme 63:C5
Roads of Colorado 113:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:H12
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Warren Lake

From Denver; take Interstate 25 to exit 265
Travel West on Harmony to Timberline Road (2.5 miles)
Turn North (Right) and take Timberline to Horsetooth Road (1.0 miles)
Turn West (Left) on E. Horsetooth Road to South Lemay Avenue (1.0 miles)
Turn South (Left) into Warren Park and park at south end
Take path West between houses and then south to lake access
This is private lake, so please be considerate!
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Waneka Lake & Greenlee Preserve

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take the Broomfield Exit
Drive North on Highway 287 (becomes South Public in Lafayette)
Turn left (West) on West Emma which is off of South Public in old town Lafayette.
Take West Emma until it dead ends at a small park at the lake.
N 39 59.642 W 105 06.510 Elev: 5394'
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Ward Reservoir Number 2

From Highway C470, take South Wadsworth Blvd Exit.
Travel North approximately 9.0 miles on S. Wadsworth Blvd North to Morrison Road.
Reservoir is East of Morrison Road.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Warembourg Open Space and Fishing Pond

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take South McCaslin Blvd Exit.
Travel North approximately 0.4 miles on S. McCaslin Blvd to West Cherry Street.
Drive East approx. 1.3 miles on W. Cherry Street to Open Space located at Bella Vista Drive intersection.
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Warmer Gulch State Trust Land

From Canon City, travel West on Highway 50 to Hwy 9.
Drive North on Hwy 9 for 0.5 miles north of the Fremont-Park County Line.
Property opened September 1 to end of February.
DeLorme 61:C6
Roads of Colorado 111:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 100:A4
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Washington County Cemetery, Plovers and Longspurs

From Akron, travel 21.0 miles South on County Road 63 to CR 20.
Travel 7.0 miles East on CR 20 to CR KK.
Drive North on CR KK to Cemetery.
(Check for Mountain Plovers, Chestnut-sided & McCown's Longspurs,
from CR 19 to CR 23).
DeLorme 97:A5
Roads of Colorado 69:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 66:H6
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Washington County Golf Course Park, Akron

From Brush (I76 and Highway 71),
Drive approximately 24.0 miles east on Hwy 34 to Akron.
Travel 1.4 miles south on Hwy 63 to Golf Course.
DeLorme 95:D5
Roads of Colorado 68:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 66:E5
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Washington Park

From Interstate 25, take East Louisiana Avenue, Exit 206.
Travel 02. miles East on Downing to Park (at South Downing Street).
(West lake is Grasmera Lake; East Lake is Smith Lake).
DeLorme 40:C3
Roads of Colorado 81:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C9
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Chatfield Reservoir, Waterton Canyon & Chatfield Arboretum

Interstate 25 to C470; take C470 west to Wadsworth Blvd
Drive south on Wadsworth Blvd, 1.0 miles to entrance of Chatfield Reservoir.

Waterton Canyon:
Continue South on Wadsworth past Chatfield entrance 3.5 miles to reach
Lockheed Martin Discovery Pavilion parking area to the East.
Make quick left on Waterton Road and another quick left into Pavilion parking area.

Continue further South on Waterton Road to reach parking area for Waterton Canyon.

To Search for Phoebes 7/14/2015: Scott Somershoe:
"Directions for the Black Phoebe: from the parking lot for Waterton Canyon,
cross Waterton Rd and walk the trail for about 8 min (brisk walk) and at
the first split, follow the dirt road off to the left (this takes you
towards the rivers edge and the open field is on your left with a low
chain link fence). In a couple hundred meters there is a small brown
shed and a second shed with water control structures behind tall fencing
on the left. Both phoebes were at this spot. I only saw the Black Phoebe
across the river perching on low snags about 20m upstream of the small dam,
but it was previously photographed on a railing on the near shore."

Chatfield Arboretum is reached from Wadsworth Blvd and C470.
1/4 miles south of intersection, turn west on Deer Creek Canyon Road
Go west about 1/4 mile to entrance of Arboretum.
($2.00 fee is separate from $5.00 fee for Chatfield Reservoir)

DeLorme 40:D2
Roads of Colorado 80:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:E8
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Watson Lake

From Interstate 25, take Exit 269 (Highway 14) and travel west.
Continue on College Avenue, north and west.
Take highway 287 northwest for 7.0 miles to Rist Canyon Road (CR 52E)
Take CR 52E, 1 mile west to property.
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F7
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Waunita Hot Springs Lek

Travel 19 miles east of Gunnison on Highway 50
(From intersection of US Highway 50 & Rd 43; East on US 50 6.8 miles)
Turn Left (North) on Gunnison county Road 887 at sign for Waunita Hot Springs
Go 0.6 miles and park where road widens on the east, allowing cars to park safely.
Scope to East in the distant meadow. This is private property so don't leave the road!
Birds display anywhere from 0.3 to 1.0 miles up county road from highway 50.
N 38 27.414 W 106 37.063 Elev: 7998 ft

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Gunnison Sage-Grouse are not using old lek.
Continue North on Road 887 to 1.2 to 1.5 miles north of Hwy 50.
Please stay in car and do not disturb the birds as
you can see that they have moved from old lek,
probably because of past disturbances.
DeLorme 58:D2
Roads of Colorado 109:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 98:D4
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Wearyman Creek

From Interstate 70, take Highway 24, Exit 171.
Drive south on Hwy 24 to Red Cliff (Water Street).
Travel 0.6 miles west on Water Street to Shrine Pass Road.
(Shrine Pass Road is also Turkey Creek Road and FR 440).
Drive west no Shrine Pass Road 2.4 miles to Wearyman Creek Road.

White-winged Crossbills 7/27:
Seen about 2 miles up Wearyman Creek.
DeLorme 37:D7
Roads of Colorado 78:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 72:E6
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Weaselskin Bridge

From the intersection of Highways 550 & 160 (South of Durango),
Travel 5.3 miles South on Highway 550 to La Plata County Road 214.
Drive 2.2 miles West on CR 214 to Las Animas River and Weaselskin Bridge.
(Located just south of intersection of CR 214 & 213.
Latitude: 37.15194 : Longitude: -107.88417 : Elevation: 6193 ft
DeLorme 83:D5
Roads of Colorado 154:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:F2
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Weld County Gravel Pit

From I25, take Exit 232.
Drive East on 8 Road to Highway 85.
Travel South on Highway 85 toward 6 Road.
Gravel Pit is West of Hwy 85, south of 6 Road.
DeLorme 31:D4
Roads of Colorado 65:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F11
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Weld County Landfill

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Travel approximately 9.0 miles East to Landfill.
Address is 40000 WCR 25, Ault.
(Approximately 5.3 miles West of Ault (Hwy 85 & 14).
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11
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Weld County Road 59 Ponds

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 Hwy 34 to County Road 59
Pond is just south of Hwy 34 and CR 59
DeLorme 31:B6
Roads of Colorado 50:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B3
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Weld County Road 69

To Search for Snowy Owl 1/22/2005:
From CR 69 & Highway 14,
Travel North on CR 69 to CR 96,
Continue North for approximately a mile to Cattle Guard.
Of course Snowy Owl could move.

To Reach Weld County Road 69:
From Fort Collins; 33 miles east on Highway 14

From Greeley; Highway 263 to Highway 37 (16 miles)
East on highway 392 to Briggsdale (17 miles)
West on highway 14 for 4.0 miles to CR 69

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)
West on highway 14 for 4.0 miles to CR 69
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 50:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:E4
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Weld County Road 31 Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 Exit 269.
Drive East on Hwy 14 to CR 31.
Travel South on CR 31 to Pond.
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11
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Weld County Road 122 & 124 Ponds

From Fort Collins; 37 miles east on Highway 14
Then at Briggsdale, North on Weld County Road 77
Drive North on CR 77 for 17.0 miles to CR 124.
Travel West on CR 124 for 2.5 miles to 124 Ponds.

From Greeley; Highway 263 to Highway 37 (16 miles)
East & North on highway 392 to Briggsdale (17 miles)
Continue North on Weld County Road 77

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 & Briggsdale)

County Road 124 Ponds:
From CR 122, continue North on CR 77 for a mile.
Turn West on CR 124 and drive 2.5 miles to Ponds.
DeLorme 94:A1
Roads of Colorado 34:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:C4
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Weld County Road 100 Grove

From Fort Collins; Drive 27 miles east on Highway 14 to CR 57.
Travel North on Weld County Road 57 to CR 100
Drive 0.4 miles East on CR 100 to Grove of trees at Creek.

From Greeley; Highway 263 to Highway 37 (16 miles)
East on highway 392 to Briggsdale (17 miles)
West on highway 14 for 10.0 miles to CR 57.
Travel North on Weld County Road 57 to CR 100
Drive 0.4 miles East on CR 100 to Grove of trees at Creek.

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)
West on highway 14 for 10.0 miles to CR 57.
Travel North on Weld County Road 57 to CR 100
Drive 0.4 miles East on CR 100 to Grove of trees at Creek.
DeLorme 21:C6
Roads of Colorado 50:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:E3
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Weld County Water Treatment Plant

From Greeley; Highway 263 to County Road 51 (15 miles)
Drive North 1.0 miles on CR 51 to CR 62.5.
It is suggested to Park along 62.5 and walk back
along CR 51 to view gulls (no shoulder on CR 51).

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 Left (West) on 37/263
In 1.0 miles turn Right (North) on CR 51
Drive 1.0 miles North on CR 51 to CR 62.5
It is suggested to Park along 62.5 and walk back
along CR 51 to view gulls (no shoulder on CR 51).
DeLorme 31:A6
Roads of Colorado 49:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:A2
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Weldona

Take I76 Northeast to Exit 66.
Drive North approximately 8.0 miles on Highway 39 to Highway 144.
Travel East on Highway 144 approx. 6.0 miles to Weldona.
In Weldona, look for Post Office on North side of Hwy 144.
Take Gravel Road on East side of Post office to the North.
After 50 feet, look for East-West Alley.
Search Trumpet Vine on Northwest Corner of Alley and Gravel Road.
DeLorme 94:C2
Roads of Colorado 51:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:B8
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Wellington Downs Gravel Pit Ponds

From Interstate 25, take East Harmony Road Exit 265.
Travel west on E. Harmony Road to Larimer County Road 7.
Drive south on CR 7 to Kechter Road.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Wellington Lake

From Highway 285 and Highway 470, west side of Denver,
Travel approximately 22.0 miles West and South on Hwy 285 to Pine Valley Road.
Drive approx. 13.5 miles Southeast on Pine Valley Road to Forest Road 550.
Travel approx. 5.4 miles West on Forest Road 550 to Wellington Lake Road (Buffalo Creek Road).
Drive approx. 2.7 miles South on Wellington Lake Road to Lake.
(39.3178714,-105.3719371)
DeLorme 49:B7
Roads of Colorado 96:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:H5
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Wellington Reservoir #4 & Annex #6

From Interstate 25, take Wellington Exit 278.
Drive West 0.3 miles on Highway 1 to Larimer County Road 7.
Travel 1.4 miles North on CR 7 to CR 66.
Drive 2.0 miles West on CR 66 to property.
DeLorme 20:C3
Roads of Colorado 48:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:E9
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Wellington Wildlife Area & Cobb Lake Wildlife Area

Interstate 25 North of Fort Collins, 8 miles to exit 278
Take east Frontage road to North; to Larimer County Road 64
East on CR 64 several miles to parking area (just before CR 3)
Continuing further North on CR 3 you can reach Wellington Wildlife Area.
Check area from parking areas; North of CR 3 & CR 64 and west of CR 3 & CR 64.
DeLorme 20:C3
Roads of Colorado 49:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:E10

Schware Unit is 2.0 miles south of main Wellington Unit (just west CR 3, on CR 60)

Cobb Lake Wildlife Area From I25 and Highway 14 (Exit 269),
Drive 5.0 miles North on East Service Road to Larimer County Road 56.
Travel 1.4 miles East on CR 56 to property.
DeLorme 20:C3
Roads of Colorado 49:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F10

Larimer County Owl Loop; take exit 278 to Frontage Road
Drive South 1.5 miles to County Road 60 and turn East.
Barn Owl was found 3/7/2001, west of CR 3.
Further East a Short-eared Owl was observed.
CR 3 is 2.0 miles East of Frontage Road.
Turning North on CR 3, two more Short-eared Owls were observed between CR 60 & CR 62.

On 3/10/2001, Nick Komar observed 7 Short-eared Owls along CR 3; between CR 56 & CR 64!
(Four of those owls were at CR 60 & CR 3)
(Five SEOW were observed on 3/17/2001)
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Wells Fargo Plaza

From Interstate 25, take the 120th Avenue Exit 223.
Travel less than 1.0 miles West on W. 120th Avenue to Pecos Street.
Drive North less than 0.2 miles on Pecos Street to W. 121st Avenue.
Turn Right on W. 121st Avenue; Plaza at Osage Street.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 65:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H9
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Welton Reservoir

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 72nd Avenue;
Look for Trailhead signs and park.
Hike Northwest to path in 100 feet; Turn right and go up small hill.

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).
Hwy 72 when going west is called Coal Creek Canyon Road & Candelas Parkway.
Best viewing of Welton Reservoir is off of Candelas Parkway.
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 80:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A7
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West Bijou Creek at Elbert County Road 150

From Interstate 225, take Parker Road (Hwy 83) Exit 4.
Travel south approximately 20.3 miles on Parker Road to Highway 86.
Drive east approx. 16.2 miles on Highway 86 to CR 61/69.
Travel north approx. 5.6 miles on CR 61/69 to CR 150.
Drive east approx. 4.1 miles on CR 150 to West Bijou Creek.
DeLorme 96:C1
Roads of Colorado 82:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 76:G5
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West Entrance Rocky Mountain National Park Ponds

Right across from the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park,
[the Kawuneeche visitor center entrance], off of county rd. 492,
we saw several beautiful Barrow's Goldeneye. Going north on highway 34
from Grand Lake, go west on county rd. 491. Then, go west on
county rd. 492. Very shortly this rd. goes through, and is bordered
by 2 ponds. The birds were in the north pond, off of county rd. 492.
DeLorme 28:C4
Roads of Colorado 63:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:C12
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West Fork Campground

From Del Norte, travel 34 miles West to Wolf Creek Pass.
From the Summit of Wolf Creek Pass along Highway 160,
Drive West 9.0 miles to Forest Road 648.
(This is 12.0 miles East of Pagosa Springs).
Travel North 3.0 miles on FR 648 to campground.
DeLorme 88:A2
Roads of Colorado 140:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:B12
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West Grouse Creek Trail

To reach West Grouse Creek Trail from Vail Colorado,
travel west along I-70 to exit 171 for Minturn,
Leadville, Highway 24 and turn right (south).
Continue along Highway 24 for 1.0 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the right.
DeLorme 37:D6
Roads of Colorado 77:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 72:D6
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Westview Middle School

From Interstate 25, take Highway 119, Exit 240.
Drive West approx. 8.0 miles on Hwy 119 (continues as 3rd street) to South Hover Road.
Travel 1.5 miles North on Hover Road to 17th Avenue.
Drive 1.3 miles West on 17th Avenue to Airport Road.
1651 Airport Road, Longmont
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E8

Westlake Park; (also called Sanborn Park)

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)
Turn South on 35th Avenue (in approx. 6 miles) to 20th Street (approx. 1 mile)
Park is at southeast corner of 35th avenue & 20th street.

From South Greeley and Highway 85, take Highway 34 Bypass to East
In approx. 2.5 miles, turn North on 35th Avenue.
Travel 1.0 miles North on 35th Avenue to 20th Street.
DeLorme 31:A5
Roads of Colorado 49:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A12
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West Fork Road

From Ridgway, take highway 550 North 5.6 miles to Owl Creek Pass Road (CR 8)
Travel East up Owl Creek Pass Road 16.0 miles to West Fork Road (CR 858).
DeLorme 67:C5
Roads of Colorado 123:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 96:G3
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Weston Pass Campground & Road

From Fairplay (junction of Highway 285 and Highway 9)
Drive 5.0 miles South on Highway 285 to Park County Road 5
Travel 11.0 miles southwest on CR 5 to Campground.
(Note: CR 5 turns into CR 22; sometimes CR 5 is called CR 22).
Weston Pass Road (North): N 39 09.2096 W 105 59.9594 Elev: 9666'
Weston Pass Road (South): N 39 04.2386 W 105 58.4634 Elev: 9224'
DeLorme 48:C1
Roads of Colorado 94:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:C9
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Westview Drive

From Interstate 25, take Highway 7 (168th Avenue, Exit 229).
Drive 12.0 miles West on Hwy 7 (turns into Baseline Road).
Westview Drive is West of 75th Avenue.

Alternate Route (Probably faster):
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 Left (North) on Cherryvale and continue East on Baseline Road.
Westview Drive is approximately 0.6 miles East of Cherryvale Road.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G7
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Wetlands At CR 59

From Denver there is a quicker way to Wetlands (miss traffic on HW 85)
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Exit 34
Go North on Weld County Road 49 (Kelsey Road, paved) 17.2 miles to CR 50
Turn East on CR 50 and drive 5.0 miles to CR 59.
Drive North on CR 59 to Wetlands.
DeLorme 31:B6
Roads of Colorado 50:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B3
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Wetmore Alfalfa Field

From Wetmore, take Highway 96 East out of town.
In approximately a mile, turn North on 297 Road.
In 1 mile (north end of 297 Road), turn East on 298 Road.
Alfalfa Field is on the South side of 298 Road.
DeLorme 72:C2
Roads of Colorado 128:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:G8
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Wetmore Community Center

From Denver, take I25 South to Colorado Springs.
Take Academy Blvd Exit 135 and drive west to Highway 115.
Travel South on Hwy 115 to Penrose,
Continued past Hwy 50 to Florence.
At the Carl's Junior Restaurant, take Hwy 67 South.
Follow to dead end ("T") at Wetmore.
There is an old abandoned restaurant across the street.
Take the gravel road next to the restaurant to Center.
The Community Center is opened 24 hours (has restroom).
The Wetmore Library uses part of the Community Center (signed).
DeLorme 72:C2
Roads of Colorado 128:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:G8
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WFMC Gravel Pit Ponds

From Craig, take Highway 13 south from Hwy 40 to Moffat County Road 107.
Ponds located West of Hwy 13.
DeLorme 25:A5
Roads of Colorado 43:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 44:H5
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Wheat Ridge Greenbelt & Prospect Ponds

Traveling either direction on I70, take Kipling (exit 267) south
Turn West on West 44 Avenue (approximately 0.8 mile)
Turn South into Prospect Park (approximately 1.0 mile)
dead end into parking area, south of Prospect Pond.
Wheat Ridge Greenbelt across footbridge

Tabor Lake is on north side of Clear Creek, west of parking lot.
Bass Lake is on south side of Clear Creek, west of parking lot.

To search for Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7/28/2012:
Bruce Neuman: "From Prospect Park Parking Lot, cross the bridge and
go to the chain-link fence. Head East on the narrow trail, then Southeast,
then East to where a trail heads North. Look South for tall Cottonwood(?)
that is bare on top. Maybe a quarter mile from the bridge.

Eastern Screech-Owl
Past years observed near tree from Kipling parking area.
They perch totally exposed at the top of a snag
near the top of the first cottonwood on the left side of the trail
after the trail crosses the meadow to the west of the parking area.

Most recent (6/17/2005): Check tree that hangs over path; it is
approximately 1/2 mile west of eastern parking area (area west
off of Kipling). Another owl likes the dead tree just west of
the first evergreen trees west of same parking area.
Tree is just east of Jack's Place Picnic area.

To reach West Kipling Parking Area, continue south on Kipling
Take 41st Street Right after crossing Clear Creek
Continue past Sewage Ponds to parking area.
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 80:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B8
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Whispering Pines and Fishcreek Roads

From Highways 34 & 36 in Estes Park
Drive 0.4 miles South along Hwy 36 to Highway 7.
Drive South on Hwy 7 for 2.3 miles to Carriage Drive.
Drive east approx. 0.5 miles on Carriage Drive to Whispering Pines Drive.
Travel east approx. 0.5 miles on Whispering Pines Drive to Fish Creek Drive.
DeLorme 29:B6
Roads of Colorado 47:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:B3
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Whispering Pines Park

From the Intersection of Highways 86 & 83 in Franktown,
Travel North approximately 0.9 miles on Hwy 83 to East Park Drive.
Drive approx. 0.7 miles East on E. Park Drive to Park.

Note: I225 and Parker Road to Franktown is approx. 20.3 miles.
DeLorme 51:A4
Roads of Colorado 81:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:G12
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White Owl Lake; Flat Tops

From Interstate 25, take Exit 133 (Dotsero)
Drive North on Colorado River Road (301 Road)
In approximately 2.5 miles you reach Coffee Pot Road (FR 600)
Drive approx. 21 miles to trailhead to White Owl Lake.

This is not a good road; 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
DeLorme 35:B7
Roads of Colorado 76:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 71:B8
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Wheeler Geologic Area

From Creede travel approx. 7.4 miles southeast on Highway 149 to Spring Gulch (Pool Table Road #600).
Drive approx. 10.0 miles northeast on Spring Gulch Road to old Hanson's Sawmill.
Hike Trail 790 from here or if you are in a 4-wheel drive vehicle continue up FR 600.
Wheeler is reached in another 12.0 miles (only go in dry weather).
DeLorme 78:A3
Roads of Colorado 141:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 112:E3
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Wheeler Lake

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66, Exit 243.
Travel 4.9 miles West on Hwy 66 to Weld County Road 19.
Drive South 1.0 miles on CR 19 to CR 28.
Travel West approximately 0.7 miles to Lake.
DeLorme 30:C3
Roads of Colorado 65:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D11
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Golden Gate Canyon State Park & White Ranch Open Space

Interstate 70 West to Exit 265
Take Colorado 58 to City of Golden (4.7 miles)
Turn North (Right) on CO 93
Travel 1.3 miles to Golden Gate Canyon Road
Turn West (Left) to Park (15.0 miles)

White Ranch can be reached from C0 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road
Travel 4.5 miles up Golden Gate Canyon Road (from Highway 93)
Turn Right on Crawford Gulch Road and drive 4.1 miles to park.

To Search for Northern Pygmy-Owl 12/2/2006
Owl was observed 2.4-2.7 miles up Crawford Gulch Road
from intersection with Golden Gate Canyon Road.
(Crawford GR is approx. 4.0 miles up Golden Gate CR from Hwy 93).

Turn Right on Crawford Gulch Road and go 2.5 miles to pullover.
Opposite pullover is old coffee cup on a fence post.
DeLorme 40:C1
Roads of Colorado 80:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B7
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White Rocks Trailhead

From Interstate 25, take Highway 52 (Exit 235)
Drive West on Highway 52 to 95th Street (8.0 miles).
Turn Left (South) on 95th Street and continue South to Valmont (2.0 miles)
Turn Right (West) on Valmont Street, travel approximately 1.0 miles.
White Rocks Trailhead is on the north side of Valmont Road.
Trail skirts White Rocks Preserve (private, please stay on trail).
(Teller Farms Trailhead is located on South side of Valmont Road.)
N 40 02 400 W 105 08 539 Elev: 5103'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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Whitewater Gravel Ponds

From Highway 50 and Highway 141,
Drive approximately 0.75 miles west on Hwy 141.
Gravel Ponds on both sides of Hwy 141.
DeLorme 55:A5
Roads of Colorado 89:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 83:E7
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Wildcat Canyon

Acorn Woodpeckers are on territory for well over three years now.
They can be observed by following the directions below.

From Durango, take highway 160 West (from 160/550)
In approximately 2 miles turn South (Left) on CR 141 (Wildcat Canyon Road)
Turn West (Right) on Meadow Drive (CR 142) in about 2.9 miles
Go 1.5 miles to dirt road (Meadow Creek road)
Take the dirt road 0.7 miles to hill on the right
The three dead trees downhill are their favorite haunts!
(Scope is sometimes required for good looks at the birds)
DeLorme 86:B2
Roads of Colorado 154:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:E1
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Wild Basin of Rocky Mountain National Park

Not in Rocky Mountain National Park Proper!
Take Highway 7, north out of Lyons or South out of Estes Park
Turn West at Sign to Wild Basin (East Long Peak Trail)
Wild Basin is South of Meeker Park and Lily Lake (5.6 miles from hwy 7 & hwy 36)
(Wild Basin is approximately 13.4 miles south of hwy 36 & hwy 7; Estes Park)
(Wild Basin is approximately 21.3 miles north of hwy 36 & hwy 7; Lyons, CO
(Wild Basin is approx. 2.3 miles west of Allenspark)
Wild Basin: N 40 13.255 W 105 31.649 Elev: 8394'

Best shot at Three-toed Woodpeckers is 1.0 miles west of entrance station.

Best chance at Black Swifts; late morning flyovers over Copeland Lake just west of entrance.
Copeland Lake: N 40 13.122 W 105 32.153 Elev: 8299'

Calypso Cascade area is reached by taking Ouzel Falls Trail.
In 1.7 miles, the trail crosses Ouzel Creek at a bridge.
This area is called Calypso Cascade.
(Some people inadvertently call it Cascade Falls, others Calypso Falls).
A mile further up the trail is Ouzel Falls.

To Search for Pacific Wren 7/9/2015; Kathy Mihm-Dunning:
He is located approximately 1.9 miles up the trail towards Ouzel Falls.
The location is just before you get to Calypso Cascades which are obvious
and have a large bridge crossing Cony Creek. The bird is down-stream from
this bridge. He moves around a fair amount.
DeLorme 29:B6
Roads of Colorado 63:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D3
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Williamsburg

From Highway 50 and MacKenzie Avenue in Canon City,
Travel South approx. 2.5 miles on MacKenzie Avenue to Highway 115.
Drive Southeast on Hwy 115 approx. 0.9 miles to Churchill Road.
Travel South 0.7 miles on Churchill Avenue (CR 11A) to Chandler Road.
Travel west on Chandler Road for 0.5 miles.
Black-throated Sparrows 6/11/2011 found in skunk bushes close to road.
DeLorme 72:A1
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E7
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Williams Creek Reservoir

From Pagosa Springs, travel 3.0 miles West on Highway 160 to Forest Road 631.
Drive 30.0 miles North on FR 631 to property.
DeLorme 77:D7
Roads of Colorado 140:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:A9
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Williams Fork Reservoir

From Interstate 70, take Silverthorne Exit 205 (Highway 9)
Travel North 37.0 miles on Highway 9 to Kremmling.
Drive East 13.0 miles on Highway 40 to Parshall.
Travel South on 3 Road 2.5 miles to 341 Road.
Drive West about 1.0 miles on 341 Road to Reservoir.
DeLorme 28:D1
Roads of Colorado 62:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:F8
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Springer Williams Natural Area

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 (Mulberry Street) Exit 269.
Travel West approximately 3.0 miles to Lemay Avenue.
Natural Areas just west of Lemay Avenue.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Lamar Community College, Willow Creek Park, & Fairmount Cemetery

Along Highway 287 on the South end of Lamar, CO
Check the short 0.5 mile section of trees behind the college

Just North of Lamar Community College is Willow Creek Park
Just East of Highway 287 and Memorial Drive
The college and park are known for nesting Mississippi Kites

Continuing East and South on Memorial Drive for several miles
you will reach Fairmount Cemetery.
DeLorme 99:D7
Roads of Colorado 134:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 119:A11
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Willow Creek Reservoir

From Granby (Grand County), take Highway 34 northeast
At County Road 40, turn west to Willow Creek Reservoir
DeLorme 28:C4
Roads of Colorado 63:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:E10
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Willow Farm Park

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66 Exit 243.
Travel 8.0 miles West on Hwy 66 to Hover Street.
Drive 4.0 miles South on Hover Street to Cover Basin Drive.
Then travel 0.5 miles west on Cover Basin Drive to S. Fordham Street.
Drive North on S. Fordham Street to Park.

From the Diagonal Highway (hwy 119) head toward Longmont.
Take S. Fordham Street North to Park.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D8
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Salmon & Willow Lakes

Interstate 70 to Silverthorne/Dillon Exit 205.
Golden Eagle Road approximately 2.0 miles north of I70.

This hike begins on the Eagles Nest Trail in the Eagles Nest subdivision
north of Silverthorne. Take route 9 north out of Silverthorne past
the Willowbrook subdivision on your left. Make a left on Golden Eagle
Road and follow it through a golf course and development of luxurious
mountain homes to Two Cabin Drive. Make a left onto Two Cabin Drive,
as you round a curve you will see a sign "Eagles Nest Trail" on your
left - go to the SECOND sign (on the left) and start your hike here.
There is parking off the road on your right.

Shortly after beginning your hike you cross a wooden bridge and ascend
some steps. About thirty yards or so you'll see a trailboard sign on
your right. Two trails intersect from the left at this point and you
need to take the second one. If you are confused you can walk over to
the map located on the sign to your right (north).

A short walk then brings you to a sign marking the boundary of the
Eagles Nest Wilderness area. After about three quarters of a mile
the Gore Range Trail enters from the left crossing a mountain stream
(there is a trail sign here too - see above right) you stay straight
here and follow the Gore Range Trail until its junction with the
Willow Lakes Trail. This is about 2 and one quarter miles from the
start of the hike.

Follow this trail for another two miles or so while enjoying
the switchbacks and 800' elevation gain to the Salmon Lake Trail
which appears on your right.

A steep ascent of several hundred yards brings you to the spectacular
Salmon Lake at about 11,165'.

Trace your steps back to the trail intersection and sign.
Hang a right there, and follow the trail back to the Willow Lakes area.

You will cross two streams before coming to the first of three
Willow Lakes. If you go to all of the lakes it will add at least
another mile to your hike from Salmon Lake but is well worth it.
Your elevation at the last Willow lake will be approx. 11,390'.
DeLorme 38:D2
Roads of Colorado 78:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:D9
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Willow Spring Open Space

Located southeast of Arapahoe Road & County Road 29, Centennial.
Possible access:
From Interstate 25, south of I225, take Arapahoe Road, Exit 197.
Travel West on E. Arapahoe Road to County Road 29 (west of Quebec Street).
Drive South on CR 29 to South Holly Circle.
Travel East on S. Holly Circle to trail.

Northern Mockingbird 11/9/2014:
Along Creek: 39.587295,-104.917418
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:D10
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Wilson Creek Trailhead

From the intersection of Highway 115 and Highway 50 in Canon City,
drive West on Hwy 50 approximately 9.5 miles past the Royal Gorge turnoff to Hwy 9.
Turn right on Hwy 9 and drive North approx. 8.7 miles to Fremont County Road 11.
Turn right on CR 11 (you are on the Gold Belt Scenic Byway)
At the Deer Haven sign, just past mile marker 5, turn right onto CR 69.
(well graded narrow dirt road)
Drive about 3.3 miles to the Wilson Creek Trail (Trail 5827) sign and turn right.
Park immediately in the meadow (do not attempt to drive the 0.2 miles to traihead).
Road can be extremely wet and muddy.
DeLorme 61:D7
Roads of Colorado 112:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 100:C6
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Windsor Lake

Take Interstate 25 to Exit 262
Turn East (Right) on Highway 392
Travel 4.4 miles to Colorado 257
Turn North (Left) on CO 257 for 0.6 miles to lake.
DeLorme 30:A3
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H10
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Windsor Reservoir #8

Interstate 25 North to Mountain Vista exit (271)
West approximately 2.0 miles on Mountain Vista to Larimer CR 11
North on approx. 0.5 miles CR 11 to Country Club Road
West approx. 1.9 miles on Country Club Road to Shore Road (Hwy 1)
Travel North 2.5 miles On Shore Road (Hwy 1) to CR 56.
Drive East approx. 1.1 miles on CR 56 to Reservoir.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Windsor Reservoir

Take Interstate 25 to Exit 265
Turn East (Right) on Highway 68
Travel 6.5 miles to Intersection of Weld CR 74 and CR 21
Turn North (Left) on CR 74
Best to Observe Reservoir approx. one mile north.
Reservoir is private; scope is needed!

NEW VIEWING LOCATION (Gary Lefko):
"If you go into Soaring Eagle Ranch community along Hwy 257 (north of Hwy 68),
As you enter Soaring Eagle Ranch, pick up map flyer at Realtor sign.
You want to head to area C specifically house 37080 (for sale) which
is on shore and directly looks at where gulls were roosting. There
are also two adjacent lots to north of this home for sale. Builders
didn't mind I was at backyard fence looking at birds. The map
indicates an open space in this area to water's edge--it is not there
yet but it would be something to keep aware of for future viewing.
There are probably six lots with reservoir in their backyard, it would
behoove us all to build relations with the future homeowners for
access--this is a great reservoir that cannot be viewed all that well."
DeLorme 20:D3
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G10
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Windy Gap Reservoir

From Granby (Grand County), go two miles West on Highway 40
Reservoir is at Highway 125
N 40 06.5025 W 105 58.8882 Elev: 7885'
DeLorme 28:D3
Roads of Colorado 62:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:E10
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Windy Saddle Open Space

From Interstate 70, west side of Denver, take Exit 262.
Travel approximately 4.0 miles West on West 6th Avenue to 19th Street.
Drive southwest approx. 3.1 miles on 19th Street (Lookout Mountain Road) to Park.

To search for Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6/17/2015:
Beaver Brook Trail; about a mile or less in, past where the Lookout Mountain Trail splits to the left,
past two talus crossings and right where a large rock sits in the trail and you can go either way around it.
It was singing loudly from a fir at this bend and towards the next gully down the trail.

DeLorme 40:B1
Roads of Colorado 80:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B7
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Wolf Creek Pass

From Del Norte, drive 34 miles West along Highway 160.
Treasure Falls is on the west side of the summit.
DeLorme 88:A3
Roads of Colorado 141:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 124:B2
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Wolford Mountain Recreation Area

Take Highway 9 north out of Dillon to Kremmling
Travel 5 miles further north to Recreation Area

For best view of Red-throated Loon
Travel further north several miles to CR 25
Turn Right (East) and travel 0.4 miles to fork of CR 26 and CR 25
Take Right Fork (CR 25) for 0.8 miles; two track gravel road here.
Scope for bird which is 100 yards or so, west!
DeLorme 27:D6
Roads of Colorado 62:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 60:E6
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Wooded Area along CR FF.5

From Highways 50 & 101 in Las Animas,
Drive South approximately 2.7 miles on Hwy 101 to DD.5
Travel East approx. 1.1 miles on DD.5 to CR 13.
Drive approx. 1.5 miles North on CR 13 to CR FF.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles East on CR FF to CR 13.5
Drive approx. 0.4 miles North on CR 13.5 to CR FF.5
Travel East on CR FF.5 for two miles.
Look for where irrigation ditch crosses under railroad tracks.
Walk north over Tracks to flooded woods (waterproof boots required).
DeLorme 99:D5
Roads of Colorado 133:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:A6
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Woodmen and Black Forest Roads

Take Interstate 25 Exit 149 (Woodmen Road) east
Travel East on Woodmen to Black Forest (approx. 7 miles)

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers 2004:
From Woodmen & Black Forest, drive North on Black Forest.
Just North of Park/Rodeo area/West side of Black Forest;
Turn Left (West) on Cow Poke Road?
Take this Road West to first left turn (Ski Lane?).
STFL was seen at this road and intersection with Sorpresa Lane.
Bird flew East and uphill (up Sorpresa Lane).

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers 2003:
Within 0.8 mile radius of intersection.
(Check fields to south & north; subdivision to northwest)
DeLorme 63:A5
Roads of Colorado 97:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:E12
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Woodman Valley Park

From Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, take Woodman Road, Exit 149.
Travel approximately 3.0 miles West on Woodman Road to Park.
DeLorme 62:A3
Roads of Colorado 97:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:E11
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Woods Lake

Take Interstate 25, to Exit 265
Turn East (Right) on Highway 68
Travel past Hwy 257 and Windsor Reservoir
To Intersection of Weld CR 74 and CR 27
Woods Lake is to the Southeast!
(Located 9.6 miles east of I25; 5.4 miles west of Hwy 85, Eaton)
Angel Lake is just west of CR 74 & CR 27.
Franklin Lake is 1.4 miles west of Woods Lake.
Law Reservoir is 0.5 miles South of CR 74 & CR 23.
Swanson Lake is 0.5 miles South of CR 74 & CR 25.
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11
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Woods Lake Wildlife Area

From Ridgway, CO (Hwy 550 & Hwy 62),
drive 23.5 miles west on Hwy 62 to Placerville.
Travel southeast on Hwy 145 to County Road 57P (FR 618).
Travel 9.0 miles South on CR 57P (FR 618) to property.
DeLorme 76:A1
Roads of Colorado 122:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:D2
DeLorme 74:B2
Roads of Colorado 136:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 108:E3
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Woods Quarry

From Boulder Turnpike, take Table Mesa Drive West
Continue on Table Mesa Drive West past Broadway.
Head toward National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Take either Trail for Skunk Canyon or NCAR trail.
See accompanying map for details.
Woods Quarry, just above the Mesa Trail atop Kohler Mesa.
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:G6
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Wray City Park

From Highways 34 & 385 in Wray.
Drive West on Hwy 34 to Jackson Street.
Park at southeast corner.
DeLorme 102:D2
Roads of Colorado 70:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 55:F10
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Wray Community Hospital

From Highways 34 & 385 in Wray.
Travel South less than 0.3 miles on Hwy 385 to West 7th Street.
Drive West less than 0.4 miles on W. 7th Street to Hospital.
(1017 West 7th Street).
DeLorme 102:D2
Roads of Colorado 70:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 55:F10
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Wray Fishing Unit

From Wray, go 2 miles West on Highway 34
Turn North on CR FF and travel 2.0 miles to property.

Bohemian Waxwings observed in Russian Olive Trees
on North side of road after going west into the entrance.

Stalker Pond
From Wray, go 2 miles West on Highway 34
Turn North on CR FF and travel 0.25 miles to pond.
DeLorme 102:D2
Roads of Colorado 70:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 55:F9
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Wren Pit/Cottonwood Hollow; Fort Collins

From Interstate 25, take Prospect Road Exit (Exit 268)
Travel West on Prospect and park in Gravel Parking Area
Walk down the path to the south.
Pond is on West Side of Path.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G10
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Colorado Springs Bohemian Waxwings 2001

Ivywild neighborhood 2/4
From Interstate 25, take Exit 140
Drive South on S. Nevada a few blocks to W. Brookside Street
Turn West and check Ivywild neighborhood;
West past Tejon St. to S. 8th Street!

Fox Run Park 50+ birds, 1/21
From Interstate 25, take North Gate Exit (Exit 156)
Drive North Gate Road East (Past southern entrance to park).
In approx. 3.0 miles from I25, turn North on Rollercoaster Road
Drive by Eastern Entrance to Fox Run Park.

Bohemian Waxwings were observed North of Eastern Park entrance.
Continue North approximately 0.5 miles to parking for trailhead.
Birds were observed 100 yards west of trailhead.
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G10
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Fort Collins Bohemian Waxwings 2000-01

Bohemian Waxwing (many birds on 2/27-28)
912 East Ridgecrest Road in Fort Collins.
From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit (exit 271)
Go West on Mountain Vista Road to Larimer County Road 11
Turn North (Right) on CR 11
Turn West (Left) on Country Club Road
At Stop Sign turn left, continuing on Country Club Road
At Gregory Road, turn North (Right) and drive to Ridgecrest Road.

Also birds found on 2312 West Ridgecrest Road.
Continue past Gregory Road to Ridgecrest Road and turn South (Left)

Bohemian Waxwing (20 birds on 2/18)
4343 Shadowbrooke Ct. in Ft. Collins
From Interstate 25, take Harmony Drive (Exit 265)
Drive West 5.5 miles to S. Shields Street.
Turn North (Right) on Shields and go 0.1 miles to Wakerobin Lane.
Turn West (Left) and go 0.4 miles to Shadowbrooke Ct.
Turn North to property with crab apple tree.
(Sightings below are 2.0 miles North of Harmony & Shields.)

Bohemian Waxwing (12 birds on 2/14; one on 12/30;)
was observed on the median strip of
the entrance road to the Timberidge South mobile home park.
This road goes west from Taft Hill Rd just north of the intersection with
Horsetooth Rd. There is no sign here, but this road is called Horsetooth Dr.

From Interstate 25, take Harmony (Exit 265) (Highway 68)
Drive West approx. 6.5 miles to S. Taft Hill Road
Turn North on S. Taft Hill Road to Mobile Home Park.

Latest Bohemian Waxwing sightings (on 1/13) (See below for directions to addresses)
One Bird at 1718 Glenwood Drive.
Two Birds at 2130 Constitution Avenue.
Twelve Birds at 1607 Independence.

Thirty Bohemian Waxwing sightings (on 1/12)
Continuing North on S. Taft Hill Road past W. Drake Road
North of Blevins Junior High School, turn East on W. Stuart Street.
Then South in six turns or so on Glenwood Drive.
Thirty or so birds were midway down Glenwood Drive
(which connects back to Constitution Avenue).

Another Eleven Bohemian Waxwings (on 12/30) were observed by:
Continuing North on S. Taft Hill Road past W. Drake Road
Near Blevins Junior High School, turn East on Sheffield Drive
Take Sheffield Drive East and South to Scarborough Drive
Waxwings observed near this intersection.

Alternate route to Sheffield/Scarborough Drives
From Interstate 25, take Prospect Road (Exit 268)
Drive West 6.0 miles to S. Taft Hill Road
Turn South and go to Blevins Junior High School and Sheffield Drive.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F9
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Welchester Tree Park

From Interstate 70, take 6th Avenue Exit 261
Drive East on 6th Avenue 2.6 miles to Simms Street.
Travel North 0.2 miles on Simms Street to 8th Street.
Then drive west on 8th avenue, 0.8 miles to park.
DeLorme 40:C1
Roads of Colorado 80:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Welch Reservoir(aka: Heron Lakes)

From Interstate 25 near Berthoud, take Highway 56/44, Exit 250,
Travel approximately 6.9 miles West on Hwy 56 to County Road 19.
Drive North approx. 1.2 miles on CR 19 to Lakes
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:C8
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Westminster Park & Margaret's Pond

From Boulder Turnpike, take 104th avenue exit.
Drive approximately 1.0 mile East to Park, just west of Sheridan Avenue.

Margaret's Pond is 0.5 miles east of Sheridan at Legacy Ridge.

The albino Red-tailed Hawk wanders between park & golf course.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A8
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Westminster Westin Hotel

From Boulder Turnpike, take 104th avenue exit.
Drive approximately 0.3 miles to Westminster Blvd.
Hotel just north of intersection.

Black-throated Blue Warbler 6/16/2013:
Cottonwood just north of East to West sidewalk, north of Hotel.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A8

Wyman Living History Museum

94350 East Highway 40, Craig, CO 81625
DeLorme 15:D5
Roads of Colorado 43:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 44:G5
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