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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Las Animas State Fishing Unit - Bent County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Another seldom birded Bent County location; the two ponds in this complex can be good shorebird locations when the water levels are appropriate. I am not sure about their waterbird potential, but there should be decent numbers of ducks here in season.

The ponds on either side of CR 5.5 a mile and a half south of the SFU can be excellent for grebes, egrets, rails and even American Bittern. Northern Waterthrush and Green Heron have been seen here.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From US 50 just north of the Arkansas River on the northeast side of Las Animas, head west on CO 194 about five miles to CR 5.5, then turn right (north) and proceed two miles to the property.
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SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Glossy Ibis2008-037 4/30/2008
Glossy Ibis2008-039 4/30/2008