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Lake Holbrook - Otero County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Rarely is such a good lake so routinely underestimated – the number of rarities that have shown up at this location given its coverage is staggering. The lake, depending on water level, can be awesome for shorebirds, terns, or waterbirds, and the grove is a first rate migrant trap. The lake can be scanned from the south side via the large parking lot, or along the west side via the rough dirt road. Look in the trees along the south side for migrants, and the southern shore for Black-necked Stilt and other shorebirds. Note that the trees to the south of CR FF are on private property and must be birded from the road.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: From Rocky Ford, take CO 266 north and east out of town five miles. Just before a left turn in the highway, turn right (south) onto CR 25. The lake will be visible to the east of this road. To access the grove, continue south to CR FF and turn left (east). Park in the second lot, a half mile east along this road.

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CBRC Records from Lake Holbrook

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Lesser Nighthawk1997-535/12/1997 - 5/28/1997
Hudsonian Godwit2016-026 04/19/2016
Ruddy Turnstone1997-289/21/1997
Red Knot19-92-389/27/1992
Short-billed Dowitcher2011-43 5/1/2011
Red Phalarope21-92-3910/11/1992
Parasitic Jaeger22-89-169/14/1989
Little Gull1997-3610/12/1997
Laughing Gull23-75-685/10/1975
Laughing Gull2012-155 7/15/2012
Sooty Tern2008-107 9/12/2008
Arctic Tern2003-526/18/2003
Red-throated Loon1-96-111/24/1996
Neotropic Cormorant2012-160 7/1/2012
Little Blue Heron5-94-74/24/1994
Little Blue Heron5-95-84/29/1995 - 5/8/1995
Tricolored Heron1999-135/16/1999
Reddish Egret5-94-109/1/1994
Glossy Ibis1998-165/14/1998
Yellow-throated Warbler2001-445/12/2001
Prairie Warbler2001-406/7/2001 - 6/8/2001