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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Thurston Reservoir State Wildlife Area - Prowers County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is the premier water-birding location in the county – not that that's saying much. Occasionally this reservoir can have multitudes of shorebirds or waterfowl, with almost any species possible. There are often huge flocks of white geese here in the winter. The nearby fields almost always have large flocks of Sandhill Cranes in March and April, plus huge flocks of blackbirds in the winter.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From Lamar, 8 miles north on Highway 196, 1 mile west on County Road TT, 1/2 mile north on County Road 7.
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CBRC Records from Thurston Reservoir State Wildlife Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Whooping Crane16-95-263/10/1995 - 3/26/1995
Hudsonian Godwit2000-304/16/2000
Least Bittern2008-92 7/28/2008
Tricolored Heron2008-93 7/28/2008