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Home Lake State Wildlife Area - Rio Grande County
Aliases: Sherman Lake
Ownership: None Listed
Description: On some maps, Home Lake is marked as Sherman Lake. Many common waterfowl frequent this impoundment. Surprises like Eurasian Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Tundra Swan and Double-crested Cormorant may turn up too. Franklin's Gull and terns (Forster's and Black) are occasionally seen. Belted Kingfisher and many swallows, including Bank, are found. Trees around the lake invite migrating warblers, including large flocks of Yellow-rumped (both subspecies) and Yellow Warblers; there have also been sightings of Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Cerulean, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-and-White, Blackpoll, and Black-throated Gray Warblers, Black Phoebe, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Plumbeous Vireo. This lake freezes over in winter and may be dry during severe drought.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: North of US 160, on CR 3E at east end of Monte Vista's Sherman Ave.
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CBRC Records from Home Lake State Wildlife Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Wigeon8-93-714/4/1993
Cerulean Warbler1997-0945/25/1997 - 5/26/1997