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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Walden Reservoir - Jackson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This lake typically stands head and shoulders above the other lakes in the county with regards to bird numbers and variety. Walden usually has a little of everything: dabblers, divers, shorebirds, larids, and waders. It has produced a summer record of Little Gull, and fall shorebird surveys have thrice turned up Short-billed Dowitcher. Birds such as American White Pelican, Black Tern, and Franklin's and California Gulls breed nowhere else, or nearly nowhere else, in the state.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Sagebrush
Directions: From the intersection of CR 12W and CO 125 just south of Walden, go west on CR 12W and take the first right onto CR 15. The lake can be scanned from various points along CR 15. There are also some small ponds along CR 12W both east and west of the intersection with CR 15.
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CBRC Records from Walden Reservoir

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Mexican Duck2006-036 4/20/2006
Little Gull23-96-226/14/1996
Least Tern2015-156 21 Jun 2015
Tricolored Heron2016-079 09/25/2016
Gyrfalcon2006-155 11/5/2006 - 12/24/2006