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Terry Lake and Clark Reservoir - Boulder County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: (Submitted by Bill Kaempfer) This large lake can host large congregations of birds, but they are frustratingly difficult to observe. Terry Lake is more than one mile long, and over one-half mile wide, but it is surrounded by private land and only approachable for a brief stretch on its west side. The lake is fairly deep and does not experience much variation in its water level. Consequently it is best for diving birds and not particularly good for shorebirds. Huge congregations of up to a thousand grebes and mergansers are not uncommon in late spring or early fall. Loons and terns are also likely. Nearby Clark Reservoir is a small lake, one of the better shorebird spots in the county when water levels are low; otherwise it's usually slow.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: Take CO 66 1.5 miles west of US 287 in Longmont to 95th St and turn right (north). Proceed along 95th St. for about 2 miles to the west bay of Terry for best viewing opportunities. Turn left and park along Woodland Rd. (be sure to obey any no parking signs) and walk back to scope the lake. For terns, look to several buoys in the south part of the lake. Clark Reservoir is southwest of Terry, on the south side of Vermillion Rd between 87th and 95th Street, two miles west of US 287 and one mile north of US 66.
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