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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Dunton Road (FR 535) - Dolores County
Aliases: Calico Trail
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The wet meadow and willow habitat along this road have produced Evening Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Western Bluebird, Lincoln's Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Red-naped Sapsucker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Cassin's Finch. The Calico Trail, off the eastern part of the Dunton road before it hits CO 145, is good for Three-toed Woodpecker. It probably represents the best easily-accessible roadside spruce-fir habitat in the county. Boreal Owl may be present. The lower portions of the road near the Montezuma County line pass some truly excellent riparian groves, some of which are private property and must be birded from the road, and some of which can be publicly accessed.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willow, Wet Meadow, Mountain Meadow
Directions: The west end of FR 535 heads north from CO 145 just west of Stoner; the east end rejoins CO 145 about 5 miles north of Rico.
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