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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Sambrito Marsh - Archuleta County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: West of Navajo Reservoir is an extensive marsh, most of which is in New Mexico, surrounded by sage. It is part of the Navajo SP. The area is best during migration and a surprising number of species have occurred here. It is good for Sage Sparrow and Sage Thrasher, Marsh Wrens, and other sparrows. Hawks are common in the winter both here and over the surrounding pastures and ranchland. In 2004 Eastern Bluebird nested in the box on the west side of the road just north of the park fee station. From the parking area there is a gravel path that loops toward the marsh and back through the sage area.

Habitat: Marsh, Sagebrush, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: From CO 151 less than one mile east of the LaPlata County line turn south on CR 988. This road goes directly to the marsh where there is a parking area, restrooms and a picnic kiosk.
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