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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Rio Grande State Wildlife Area - Rio Grande County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: At the Rio Grande, cottonwoods and brush invite a variety of warblers, and Cassin's Vireo has been reported here. Bald Eagles sometimes roost above the river. Nearby wetlands south of the river host Great Blue Heron and common waterfowl. The west side of the road is in Rio Grande County, the east side in Alamosa County. This SWA is closed during nesting season.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Marsh
Directions: Drive north two miles from US 160 on County Line Road (Rio Grande CR 6E/Alamosa CR S-100) between Monte Vista and Alamosa.
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