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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Florida Mesa - La Plata County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is a broad open area of grassland pastures and ranch land that is very good for hawks and eagles in winter. It is the general area south of US 160 and east of US 550 and it is criss-crossed by many good gravel roads. Both eagles are present and hawks can include Ferruginous and (in winter) Rough-legged. Peregrine (in summer) and Prairie Falcons are uncommon. Merlins and occasionally Swainson's are possible during migration.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie
Directions: Start from Pastorius SWA (q.v.). Travel the county roads bounded by CR 304 on the north, CR 301 on the west, and CR 302 on the south. Also, to the east, drive south on CR 307 off of SR 172 and circle to the east past the Durango-LaPlata County Airport back to SR 172.
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