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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Mesa Verde National Park - Montezuma County
Ownership: Federal - NPS
Description: This park has lots of PJ, ponderosa, and canyons, with associated birds. Spotted Owls breed in the park, but are almost impossible to find. Most of their habitat is off-limits, and driving the park roads at night is strongly discouraged by park staff. The use of tapes is prohibited.

Habitat: Rimrock/Mesa, Pinyon/Juniper Forest
Elevation: 7000-8500 feet
Directions: The road into the national park heads south from US 160 about seven miles east of Cortez and seven miles west of Mancos.
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CBRC Records from Mesa Verde National Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Spotted Owl28-79-155/12-19/1979
Spotted Owl28-91-384/5/1991
Painted Bunting1938-0028/29/1938