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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Zink's Pond - La Plata County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This spring-fed pond and marsh stays open all year and is good for ducks, geese and marsh birds including Sora and Virginia Rail, Common Yellowthroat, and Marsh Wren which can be seen and heard in spring and summer. Bald Eagles have nested in the cottonwood trees across the road from the pond. This is private property and can only be viewed from the road.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh
Directions: From Durango go south on US 160/550. Continue south on US 550 after US 160 heads east for about 6 miles and turn right (west) on CR 214. At the bottom of the hill turn left (south) on CR 215. In about 1 mile after a sharp right turn there is an overlook on the right side for the pond. Scan the pond and marsh from here.
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CBRC Records from Zink's Pond

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Tundra Swan2008-069 1/1/2008
White-winged Dove2002-0384/17/2002
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker2002-21110/1/2002