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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Long Pond and surrounding lakes - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: About a dozen lakes on the north side of Fort Collins sometimes attract a variety of waterfowl and gulls, especially in fall and winter. Long Pond traditionally is the best birding location among these. Recent rarities at Long Pond include Barrow's Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull and other good birds. The ornamental plantings in the neighborhood on the south side also attract many landbirds. The neighborhoods around Long Pond are among the best areas for Bohemian Waxwing in the state.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Urban/Suburban
Directions: To reach Long Pond, take I-25 exit for Mulberry Road/Hwy 14 (Exit 269), go west on Hwy 14 3 miles then right on N. Lemay Road. 2.5 miles, then right on Country Club Road about 0.5 miles; lake is on left.
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CBRC Records from Long Pond and surrounding lakes

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Brant (Black)2001-15212/19/2001 - 12/22/2001
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2013-231 09/18/2013
Anna's Hummingbird2018-039 04/12/2018
Black-legged Kittiwake23-96-3011/24/1996
Great Black-backed Gull2004-62 11/12/2004 - 11/13/2004
Cerulean Warbler2005-51 5/16/2005
Scarlet Tanager1998-1467/22/1998