Your Guide to Birding

in Logan County

County Map Logan County
Author(s):  Nathan Pieplow, Andrew Spencer
County Seat: Sterling
Size: 1,818 square miles
Low Elevation: 3,367 ft. - South Platte River on the Sedgwick border
High Elevation: 4,940 ft. - State Line Bluffs
Best Birds: Ross's Gull (1983), Henslow's Sparrow (1988)
Checklist: Logan County Checklist
Introduction: Only two hours from Denver, Logan County gets less attention than many of its neighbors, but has far more high-quality birding spots than most of them. So why not go the distance? Next time you're birding Prewitt or Crow Valley or Jackson, take the extra step and bird Tamarack Ranch, or Sterling Reservoir, or Duck Creek and Jumbo! It won't hurt you, and you'll probably find something good.

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Atwood State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian
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Bravo State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Wet Meadow
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Duck Creek State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Marsh, Grassland/Prairie
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Dune Ridge State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
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Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond
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Knudson State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian
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Messex State Wildlife Area (North Unit)
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
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North Sterling State Park
Habitat: Reservoir, Grassland/Prairie
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Red Lion State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian, Grassland/Prairie
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Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Lowland Riparian, Park/Cemetery, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
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Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
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CBRC Accepted Records from Logan County

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Cackling Goose (Aleutian)2014-013 12/29/2013
Trumpeter Swan1997-01211/16/1997
Common Ground Dove25-81-6312/17/1981
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2011-193 10/3/2011 - 10/10/2011
Purple Gallinule2011-083 6/7/2011
Piping Plover18-75-50 10 May 1975
Piping Plover18-83-27 24 Jul 1983
Piping Plover2010-066 5/5/2006
Hudsonian Godwit19-76-495/8/1976
Hudsonian Godwit19-76-575/30/1976 - 5/31/1976
Hudsonian Godwit19-78-155/28/1977
Ruddy Turnstone18-75-1035/11/1975
Red Knot2004-128 9/13/2004
Red Knot2012-041 9/2/2011
Buff-breasted Sandpiper19-95-319/1/1995
Buff-breasted Sandpiper2009-086 9/20/2009
Short-billed Dowitcher1997-0328/27/1997
Red Phalarope21-83-298/24/1983
Red Phalarope2000-0407/19/2000
Parasitic Jaeger22-87-269/6/1985
Long-tailed Jaeger2005-097 9/19/2005
Black-legged Kittiwake23-88-911/25/1987
Black-legged Kittiwake23-90-2611/22/1990
Little Gull23-76-485/8/1976
Little Gull2016-080 10/07/2016
Ross's Gull23-83-324/28/1983 - 5/6/1983
Iceland Gull2009-013 3/29/2009
Glaucous-winged Gull23-92-833/31/1989
Great Black-backed Gull23-88-511/25/1987
Great Black-backed Gull2009-008 2/17/2009
Least Tern23-78-69 27 May 1978
Least Tern2020-051 28 May 2020
Red-throated Loon1-82-3711/29/1980
Red-throated Loon1-84-511/5/1983
Red-throated Loon1997-00311/6/1994
Red-throated Loon1999-00211/27/1999
Red-throated Loon2010-067 11/19/2005
Yellow-billed Loon1944-0011/19/1944
Neotropic Cormorant4-81-256/29/1981
Neotropic Cormorant4-83-187/1/1983
Neotropic Cormorant4-90-28/21/1990
Least Bittern2010-063 7/9/2006
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron5-81-246/29/1981
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron5-93-195/16/1982 - 5/19/1983
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron5-91-126/17/1989
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron2009-060 8/30/2009
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron2009-084 9/2/2009
White Ibis2006-029 4/10/2006 - 4/15/2006
Glossy Ibis7-96-75/27/1996
Glossy Ibis2010-046 5/21/2005
Glossy Ibis2006-091 5/29/2006
Glossy Ibis2010-036 5/21/2010
Red-shouldered Hawk2015-099 08/30/2015
Snowy Owl28-75-692/8/1975
Snowy Owl2011-178 12/20/2011
Snowy Owl2012-002 1/1/2012
Snowy Owl2012-033 3/25/2012
Snowy Owl2017-076 12/20/2017
Ladder-backed Woodpecker2012-073 5/25/2012
Gyrfalcon12-81-291/3/1981 - 1/6/1981
Eastern Wood-Pewee34-75-247/17/1975
Eastern Wood-Pewee34-90-328/18/1990
Eastern Wood-Pewee2014-067 05/25/2014
Eastern Wood-Pewee2014-093 08/02/2014
Eastern Wood-Pewee2015-097 07/19/2015
Eastern Wood-Pewee2016-087 06/03/2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee2016-088 06/03/2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee2017-043 06/10/2017
Alder Flycatcher1910-0016/10/1910
Alder Flycatcher2008-080 5/28/2008
Alder Flycatcher2014-066 05/25/2014
Alder Flycatcher2019-040 29 May 2019
Vermilion Flycatcher34-95-646/20/1995
White-eyed Vireo51-92-775/20/1992
Sedge Wren42-76-815/16/1976
Sedge Wren42-79-146/27/1978
Sedge Wren2014-015 11/16/2013
Gray-cheeked Thrush44-76-755/29/1976
Wood Thrush44-75-846/8/1975
Wood Thrush44-90-429/17/1990
Varied Thrush2011-171 11/27/2011
Purple Finch56-83-5711/7/1982 - 11/11/1982
Purple Finch2007-107 12/21/2007
Common Redpoll2013-062 12/20/2012
Hoary Redpoll2013-078 3/3/2013
Hoary Redpoll2013-080 3/3/2013
Grasshopper Sparrow2020-043 6 Nov 2020
Golden-crowned Sparrow56-82-691/2/1982
Baird's Sparrow56-76-525/8/1976
Henslow's Sparrow56-88-408/21/1988
Eastern Towhee2012-198 06/02/2011
Eastern Towhee2012-216 07/07/2012
Eastern Towhee2013-154 05/26/2013
Eastern Towhee2014-069 05/25/2014
Eastern Towhee2015-022 02/21/2015
Eastern Meadowlark54-75-374/20/1975 - 5/10/1975
Eastern Meadowlark54-75-445/10/1975
Eastern Meadowlark54-76-535/8-9/1976
Eastern Meadowlark54-76-765/30/1976
Eastern Meadowlark54-88-416/6/1988
Worm-eating Warbler2000-1365/7/2000
Golden-winged Warbler1998-1165/19/1998
Connecticut Warbler52-96-87 5/27/1996
Connecticut Warbler2001-142 9/1/2001
Kentucky Warbler52-83-505/18/1983
Cape May Warbler52-83-455/20/1983
Cape May Warbler2012-130 9/22/2012
Scarlet Tanager55-87-845/14/1986