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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Horsetooth Reservoir - Larimer County
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Ownership: None Listed
Description: Arid mountain mahogany hillsides surround this deep water reservoir. Wintering waterfowl (including Barrow's Goldeneye) and gulls feed and roost here (usually at the south end) when shallower lakes are frozen. In winter, communally roosting Bald Eagles fly westward over the reservoir at dusk. Feeders in the small town of Stout at the south end of the reservoir often attract interesting birds in winter. Great place to visit in any season.

Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Urban/Suburban
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Directions: From Fort Collins, go south on US 287 4 miles then west on Hwy 68 (Harmony Road) which becomes CR 38E. Upon reaching the reservoir, follow CR 38E to the south end, or turn right across the dam on CR 23 to reach various overviews along the east side of the reservoir.
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SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Anna's Hummingbird2008-132 11/5/2008
Painted Bunting56-83-545/15/1983