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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Campo Lek - Baca County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The Campo Lek is closed until further notice.
This is the only publicly accessible Lesser Prairie-Chicken lek in the state. It is far closer to the Oklahoma border than it is to any paved road. As always with any lek, please stay in your car, arrive before the birds start displaying, and leave after they have finished. A key for the blind can be obtained in Springfield, but views from the car are usually satisfactory. (And Black Widow spiders have been reported within the blind.) If you are here in late April or May, you will almost certainly hear the many Cassin's Sparrows that abound in this area, and Chestnut-collared Longspurs have been seen here during migration in early April. Eastern Meadowlarks (apparently of the southwestern "lilianae" race) have been reported here in recent years too, so keep eyes and ears peeled.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie; Yucca
Directions: From Springfield, go south on US 287/385 for 21.5 miles to CR J, in the middle of Campo. Take a left (east) onto CR J, and go 8 miles to CR 36. Take a right (south) onto CR 36 and go 2 miles to CR G. Go east (right) onto CR G and drive about 4 miles to a small two-track on the right, marked by a large sign with many bullet holes. If you go over the small bridge just over 4 miles, you have gone too far. Follow the two-track for a little over 1/4 mile to a large parking lot on the right.
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CBRC Records from Campo Lek

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Chihuahuan Meadowlark2003-0334/27/2003 - 4/28/2003
Chihuahuan Meadowlark2005-022 4/18/2005 - 4/22/2005