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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Nucla - Montrose County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This little town at the base of the Uncompahgre Plateau can have good birding. In the last two years a feeder in Nucla has produced White-winged Dove, "Red" Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Harris Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black Rosy-Finch and Purple Finch.

Nucla has sewer ponds west of town two miles. The area north of the ponds is land that has been reclaimed after coal was strip-mined. Snow and Ross's Geese can be seen during November and December. In the spring Long-billed Curlew use the area.

Nucla Town Reservoir is the largest lake in the area and is a good magnet for waterbirds during migration. Large cottonwood trees around the reservoir attract passerines. The water can be viewed from the county road right-of-way.

Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian
Directions: To get to the sewage ponds, drive west from Nucla on CR CC. Turn north on CR 27.00 for 1/2 mile. Turn east a short distance to the ponds. To get to the town reservoir, take CR CC east out of Nucla. This is 10th Avenue. Drive for two miles to the end of CR CC. Turn right (south) for half a mile. The reservoir is on the left.
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CBRC Records from Nucla

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Inca Dove2010-134 10/28/2010
Black-billed Cuckoo2012-125 9/22/2012
Lesser Nighthawk2006-119 9/2/2006
Lesser Nighthawk2008-086 6/8/2008
Lesser Nighthawk2011-002 5/30/2011 - 8/16/2011
Lesser Nighthawk2011-108 8/11/2011
Lesser Nighthawk2016-016 07/25/2015
Lesser Nighthawk2016-086 05/31/2016
Mississippi Kite2005-500 06/05/2005
Eastern Phoebe2015-119 10/13/2015
Vermilion Flycatcher2011-039 4/23/2011
Golden-crowned Sparrow2013-242 04/27/2013
Hooded Oriole2014-130 05/01/2014
Blackburnian Warbler2010-061 9/9/2006
Summer Tanager2011-101 7/5/2011
Scarlet Tanager2020-052 24 May 2020