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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Last Chance - Washington County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Despite its doomsday name, this speck of a town is actually your first really great chance for migrant landbirds as you head east from Denver. The birds are usually found in the small but thick circle of trees that surrounds the intermittent pond behind the rest stop. When you are done checking this grove, explore the junipers and Russian Olives on the northeast corner of the intersection--the birds have been known to spill over into this area as well. Most eastern warblers have shown up in this town at some point, including Connecticut, and Cassin's Vireo is fairly reliable in fall.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: Last Chance is at the intersection of US 36 and CO 71. The rest stop thicket is on the southwest corner of this intersection.
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CBRC Records from Last Chance

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Black-billed Cuckoo2011-119 9/16/2011
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher2010-076 4/29/2010
Alder Flycatcher2012-108 8/30/2012 - 9/2/2012
Alder Flycatcher2013-189 08/11/2013
Blue-headed Vireo2012-131 9/27/2012
Wood Thrush2004-101 5/20/2004
Varied Thrush2006-050 5/12/2006
Golden-crowned Sparrow2007-084 5/6/2007
Worm-eating Warbler52-96-1085/17/1996
Connecticut Warbler2002-0035/27/2001
Mourning Warbler52-96-895/18/1996
Mourning Warbler52-96-905/27/1996
Kentucky Warbler2012-030 5/14/2006
Blackburnian Warbler2006-178 5/25/2006
Blackburnian Warbler2010-168 9/17/2010
Blackburnian Warbler2010-176 11/5/2010
Hermit Warbler2012-138 10/8/2012 - 10/9/2012
Canada Warbler2011-114 9/5/2011