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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Santa Clara Creek - Huerfano County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: (Submitted by Tony Leukering) Most of the land here is private, so birding has to be done from the road. Even with this restriction, this site is worth visiting. The convergence of riparian and PJ habitats here attracted Great Crested Flycatcher in 2001 and breeding Hepatic Tanagers in 2003. Hybrid buntings and (in late summer) up to four species of hummingbird make the site even more interesting.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Directions: From I-25 in southern Huerfano Co., take exit 42 and go west on 310 Rd to the point where the RR tracks cross the road. Pull over, as this is the spot. The creek is to your south and the ridge the Hepatic Tanagers probably nested on is to your north and northwest under the word " Monson" on the DeLorme.
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