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Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery - Gunnison County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This site is easy to bird and very birdy, especially in the fall. It is also much larger than you might think. It is best in the spring and fall for migrant warblers and in summer for nesting birds. Winter is quiet with 10-12 species usually around, including Bald Eagles. Resident birds include snipe, Song Sparrow, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, dipper, crows, magpies, etc. Some nesting species are Yellow Warbler, Fox Sparrows, Red-naped Sapsucker, Warbling Vireo, and Willow Flycatcher. During migration, 10 or so species of warblers may be seen.

Habitat: Stream, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From Gunnison, head north on CO 135. Just past mile post 14, turn left (west) off the highway, cross the bridge, and park in the public parking area. Walk the road to ponds and/or trails by the river.
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