Your Guide to Birding

in Kiowa County

County Map Kiowa County
Author(s):  Mark Peterson, Nathan Pieplow, Andrew Spencer
County Seat: Eads
Size: 1,758 square miles
Low Elevation: 3,690 ft. - Big Sandy Creek on the Prowers border
High Elevation: 4,690 ft. - Selenite Bluff
Best Birds: Curlew Sandpiper (1998), Royal Tern (1997), Black Skimmer (2001)
Checklist: Kiowa County Checklist
Introduction: Kiowa County. Long, thin, flat and sparsely populated, this eastern plains county is not on any major river corridor, but its big lakes and small woodlots are a regular stop for all Colorado birders on their spring trips to the southeast, and summer and fall have brought outstanding rarities to the county. It is well worth a stop at any season.

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Blue Lake (Adobe Creek Reservoir)
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk
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Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
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Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Grassland/Prairie
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Long Lake
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
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Neegronda Reservoir
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
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Neenoshe Reservoir
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
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Neesopah Reservoir
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
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Queens Reservoirs (Neeskah Reservoir area)
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
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Rogers Ranch
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
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Sheridan Lake
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Urban/Suburban
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Slidin' W Ranch
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie
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CBRC Accepted Records from Kiowa County

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Wigeon2018-020 10/27/2018
American Black Duck1998-0211/25/1998
American Black Duck1999-0252/7/1999
Mottled Duck2018-060 07/22/2018
Black-billed Cuckoo2017-055 09/10/2017
Lesser Nighthawk2003-0455/3/2003
Lesser Nighthawk2013-178 06/22/2013
Lesser Nighthawk2018-062 08/04/2018
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2018-025 09/09/2018
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2018-026 09/09/2018
Whooping Crane2006-181 11/1/2006
Piping Plover18-89-10 25 Jul 1989
Piping Plover18-92-85 26 Apr 1992
Snowy Plover2006-149 11/2/2006
Hudsonian Godwit1999-0355/7/1999
Hudsonian Godwit2019-031 11 May 2019
Ruddy Turnstone1938-0016/27/1938
Ruddy Turnstone1939-0015/20/1939
Ruddy Turnstone1940-0015/18/1940
Ruddy Turnstone1940-0029/21/1940
Ruddy Turnstone19-90-177/31/1990
Ruddy Turnstone19-90-188/7/1990
Ruddy Turnstone19-93-685/23/1992
Red Knot19-75-1318/30/1975
Red Knot19-91-297/24/1991
Red Knot2017-064 10/07/2017
Ruff2018-043 04/27/2018
Curlew Sandpiper1998-0496/30/1998 - 7/1/1998
Buff-breasted Sandpiper19-93-989/10/1993
Red Phalarope21-90-205/31/1990 - 6/4/1990
Pomarine Jaeger2014-039 06/18/2013
Parasitic Jaeger2014-028 11/04/2013
Black-legged Kittiwake23-95-4711/25/1995
Little Gull2017-048 08/13/2017
Laughing Gull23-94-305/22/1994
Laughing Gull23-95-1055/24/1995
Laughing Gull2001-1757/22/2001
Lesser Black-backed Gull23-95-415/24/1994
Glaucous-winged Gull2013-264 08/10/2013
Great Black-backed Gull23-88-349/3/1988
Great Black-backed Gull1997-0394/26/1997
Great Black-backed Gull1999-0762/18/1999
Great Black-backed Gull2006-019 2/25/2006
Least Tern23-78-76 19 Jun 1978
Least Tern23-85-13 17 Jun 1985
Least Tern23-92-75 15 May 1992
Arctic Tern23-91-376/12/1991
Arctic Tern23-92-46/9/1992
Royal Tern1997-0427/15-16/1997
Black Skimmer2001-0647/20/2001
Neotropic Cormorant4-93-1127/17/1988
Neotropic Cormorant2000-0068/6/2000
Neotropic Cormorant2018-042 04/22/2018
Neotropic Cormorant2018-071 07/29/2018
Brown Pelican3-92-58/18/1992
Little Blue Heron5-90-36/5/1990
Little Blue Heron2010-18524 Apr 2010
Reddish Egret5-91-95/27/1991
Reddish Egret5-93-724/22/1993
Reddish Egret2001-0777/20/2001
Reddish Egret2008-072 5/21/2008
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron1998-0109/16/1998
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron2014-152 09/24/2014
White Ibis7-85-157/20/1985
Glossy Ibis7-96-105/20/1996
Glossy Ibis1998-0155/4/1998
Harris's Hawk2023-013 18 Apr 2023
Snowy Owl2007-020 4/7/2007
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher2009-074 6/10/2009
Alder Flycatcher2014-137 08/30/2014
Alder Flycatcher2015-075 05/20/2015
Yellow-throated Vireo1997-0755/10/1997
Blue-headed Vireo2000-1039/28/2000
Smith's Longspur2003-08210/11/2003 - 10/12/2003
Smith's Longspur2018-013 11/02/2018
Field Sparrow56-73-66 4 Sep 1972
Fox Sparrow (Red)2006-153 11/3/2006
Baird's Sparrow1939-0039/16/1939
Eastern Meadowlark2018-063 07/29/2018
Golden-winged Warbler52-94-615/1/1994
Mourning Warbler2014-138 09/08/2014
Kentucky Warbler2001-201 5/11/2001
Bay-breasted Warbler1997-0935/11/1990
Blackburnian Warbler2014-105 05/10/2006
Prairie Warbler2004-0815/2/2004
Hermit Warbler2013-113 05/06/2001
Canada Warbler2020-071 3 May 2020
Painted Redstart2019-008 05/02/2019