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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area - Baca County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: When going to Cottonwood Canyon, be sure not to neglect this nearby location. Some permanent springs keep a good amount of water in the area, along with some riparian and a lot of PJ. Birds here should mostly be the same as Cottonwood, including nesting Eastern Phoebes and probably Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Mississippi Kites, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, and Lewis' Woodpeckers. Belted Kingfisher can be seen cruising down the creek, and you never know when a good migrant may show up.

Habitat: Stream, Cliff Face, Lowland Riparian
Directions: Go south on US 287/385 to CR M (18 miles south of Springfield) and go west on CR M. Follow CR M for about 22 miles to GR 539 (signed for Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area) and turn left. The Picnic Area is about a half mile from CR M.
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CBRC Records from Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Black-billed Cuckoo2019-034 15 May 2019
Common Black Hawk10-91-236/15/1991
White-eyed Vireo51-75-925/31/1975 - 6/1/1975