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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Animas River – North - San Juan County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is one of the better birding areas in the county as the Animas River winds its way south from its headwaters high in the mountains to the north and east. The river is braided in parts of this area and willows line the many channels. In winter Dippers are present and in summer some ducks inhabit the area. Where the road passes through spruce/fir woods chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches, and jays are present year round. In summer Golden Eagles may be seen above the surrounding peaks.

Habitat: Stream, Streamside Willow, Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: From Silverton drive northeast on CO 110/CR 2 towards Howardsville and beyond. Check the river and nearby trees frequently.
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