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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Animas River - La Plata County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The riparian area along the Animas River through Durango can be good for migrants in spring and fall and sometimes in winter [rare sightings include Harlequin Duck, Bohemian Waxwings, and Varied Thrush]. There is a paved river walk that extends for several miles from south of town to 29th Street. The best places are behind the Four Corners Riversports Store south of downtown Durango [rare sightings include Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Mourning, and Black and White Warblers and Clay-colored Sparrow] and the area extending from the Fish Hatchery at 17th and Main Avenue to the north end of the river walk.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Stream
Directions: To get to the south section of the river walk, from the intersection of US 160 & US 550 near downtown Durango, drive south to the second traffic light and turn left onto the frontage road. In about 0.5 mile, just past the Four Corners Riversports Store turn left and drive down the gravel road to the river and park. To get to the north section, drive north on US 550 and turn right into the fish hatchery after crossing the Animas River and just before 17th Street. Park at the fish hatchery and walk north on the path.
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CBRC Records from Animas River

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck2015-079 06/20/2015
Varied Thrush2012-007 1/12/2012
Golden-crowned Sparrow56-74-12810/10/1974
Northern Parula2012-071 6/2/2012
Rose-breasted Grosbeak2015-14830 Apr 2015