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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Burchfield State Wildlife Area - Baca County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: One of the most underbirded migrant traps in the state, mostly due to its remote location in extreme western Kansas. :) The tall cottonwoods here regularly trap eastern migrants in numbers, and Red-bellied Woodpecker is regular. The marshy areas on the northeast side of the SWA often hold large blackbird flocks, and may hold species such as Swamp Sparrow at the right time of year. A record of Louisiana Waterthrush demonstrates Burchfield's potential.

Habitat: Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: From the intersection of US 160 and CR DD (Maplewood St.), just west of the town of Walsh, bear right onto CR DD and go east for 12 miles to the entrance to Burchfield SWA, on the right.
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CBRC Records from Burchfield State Wildlife Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Philadelphia Vireo2012-61 5/12/2012
Louisiana Waterthrush52-89-479/6/1989