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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Poudre River Trail (Ft. Collins section) - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The Cache La Poudre River features a wooded riparian corridor. A 6-mile bike trail along this corridor in Fort Collins provides access to this habitat, which attracts flocks of migrating thrushes, warblers, tanagers, etc. in spring and fall. In summer, Green Heron may be glimpsed along this trail.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Urban/Suburban
Directions: Numerous access points to the trail are available. On the northwest side of Fort Collins, access the trail from Lyons Park on Overland Trail about 0.5 miles south of the town of LaPorte; on the southeast side of Fort Collins, access the trail from the CSU Environmental Learning Center parking area off the east end of Drake Road.
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CBRC Records from Poudre River Trail (Ft. Collins section)

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Lesser Nighthawk1997-519/10/1995
Little Blue Heron1999-115/20/1999
Red-shouldered Hawk1999-3010/2/1999
Great Crested Flycatcher2015-077 05/22/2015
Blue-headed Vireo1999-1109/19/1999
Blue-headed Vireo2000-1009/9/2000
Philadelphia Vireo2000-10810/6/2000
Gray-cheeked Thrush1999-1165/17/1999
Wood Thrush1999-1185/16/1999 - 5/20/1999
Purple Finch56-80-8512/27/1980
Blue-winged Warbler1998-1136/5/1998
Prothonotary Warbler1998-1319/12/1998
Summer Tanager2007-14125 Apr 2007