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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge - Jackson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Aside from the numerous lakes and ponds, which provide ample habitat for ducks, shorebirds and the Peregrine Falcons that eat them, this refuge is also THE place in Colorado to find Greater Sage-Grouse outside the lekking season. Driving the refuge road at dawn or dusk gives you nearly even odds of finding these magnificent birds. However, note that the road is seasonally closed.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh, Sagebrush
Directions: The entrance to the auto route is on the west side of CO 125 four miles south of Walden, and 28.5 miles north of the Grand/Jackson county line. There is a small kiosk just off 125 marking the beginning of the auto route. The entire length of the auto route provides good looks at many lakes.
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CBRC Records from Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Short-billed Dowitcher19-92-429/9/1992
Sedge Wren42-88-386/15/1988