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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Fort Lyon Wildlife Area - Bent County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Not to be confused with the Fort Lyon State Wildlife Easement, this wildlife area is a westward continuation of the marsh at John Martin. If you could not find Black Rail at John Martin (unlikely during the right season), then this is another place where they occur. All of the species listed for the marsh at John Martin have been seen or heard here, with the exception of the rarities. Sparrow flocks sometimes occur around here in the winter, with White-throated and Harris's possible.

Habitat: Marsh, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: The Wildlife Area is a short distance west of the town of Ft. Lyon on the south side of CR HH.
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CBRC Records from Fort Lyon Wildlife Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Black Rail1998-0405/9/1998 - 5/13/1998
Least Bittern2003-0445/3/2003 - 6/28/2003
Least Bittern2009-069 7/25/2009
Eastern Wood-Pewee1999-0935/1/1999
White-eyed Vireo1999-1015/8/1999
Yellow-throated Vireo1997-0725/3/1996
Yellow-throated Vireo1997-0775/14/1997
Yellow-throated Vireo1998-0965/1/1998
Yellow-throated Vireo2001-1214/22/2001
Philadelphia Vireo2000-10910/8/2000
Sedge Wren42-96-5411/2/1996
Gray-cheeked Thrush1998-1055/9/1998
Wood Thrush2003-010 
Varied Thrush2002-20510/26/2002
Savannah Sparrow2001-0811/15/2001
Worm-eating Warbler52-95-855/3/1995
Worm-eating Warbler1999-1454/24/1999
Worm-eating Warbler2001-1234/22/2001
Blue-winged Warbler2000-1194/28/2000
Blue-winged Warbler2001-1224/22/2001
Blue-winged Warbler2001-1665/20/2001
Connecticut Warbler52-90-645/24/1990
Kentucky Warbler2004-0765/1/2004
Yellow-throated Warbler1998-1245/16/1998
Prairie Warbler1999-1409/19/1999
Hermit Warbler52-96-735/17/1996
Scarlet Tanager1998-1615/8/1998 - 5/9/1998
Painted Bunting56-96-985/12/1996