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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Kiowa area - Elbert County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Kiowa is a rather charming town that can have wandering mountain birds in winter and migrants in spring and fall. Check out hummingbird feeders around town in season.

The road from Kiowa north to Bennett runs through some nice yucca habitat with breeding Cassin's Sparrows, at least in some years. One farmstead maintains a large patch of thick scrub along the east side of the road; Brown Thrasher, Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks and Orchard Oriole are possible here.

East of Kiowa, where Highway 86 crosses Comanche Creek and west Bijou Creek, look in riparian and marshy habitat for birds such as Belted Kingfisher, possible landbird migrants in season, rails and Marsh Wren, and sparrows.

Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Grassland/Prairie, Lowland Riparian, Yucca
Directions: Kiowa is along CO 86 seven miles east of Elizabeth. The Kiowa-Bennet road (CR 45-49) leaves from the middle of the town of Kiowa and goes north for 16.3 miles in Elbert County before entering Arapahoe County. In the north, the road goes to the town of Bennet, which is exit 304 off I-70. The crossing with Comanche Creek is 2.3 miles east of the town of Kiowa along CO 86, and the crossing with West Bijou Creek is 5 miles east of Kiowa, and 2.7 east of the first stream crossing.
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