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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Durango Mountain Resort Ski Area and Sig Creek - La Plata County
Aliases: Purgatory, Sig Creek
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The access roads through the spruce/fir at the ski area in summer can be good for Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Gray Jay, and high elevation warblers.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: From Durango go north on US 550 to the Durango Mountain Resort Ski area (formerly Purgatory). Just past the main entrance to the ski area turn left on FR 578. After about two miles turn left on FR 581 into the ski area. Drive to Dante's Restaurant (closed in summer) stopping often along the way to listen and look for crossbills and grosbeaks. Drive back to FR 578 and continue to the campground at Sig Creek.
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SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Rivoli’s Hummingbird2006-113 7/24/2006 - 7/28/2006