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Georgetown and Silver Plume - Clear Creek County
Aliases: Silver Plume
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Georgetown got its fame as a birding town from the Rosy-Finch flocks that used to frequent local feeders in the winter. Although rosies do not seem to be regular anymore, you may see Red Crossbill, Cassin's Finch, Clark's Nutcracker, and others. The large pond at the east edge of town is the largest body of water in the county, and has hosted a few duck species.

The nearby hamlet of Silver Plume, a tiny former mining town, is as picturesque as they come. Sometimes feeders here attract rosy-finches in the colder months. The Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas found Black Swift nesting nearby, so if you're here in summer, look up. (Way, way up.)

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Urban/Suburban, Stream, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: Georgetown is on I-70 at exit 228. Silver Plume is two miles west at exit 226.
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CBRC Records from Georgetown and Silver Plume

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eastern Bluebird2010-133 10/23/2010