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Accessible Timnath Reservoir - Larimer County
Ownership: City
Description: Once private, this very birdy reservoir in eastern Larimer County is managed by the Town of Timnath. It is best viewed from the public park on the west side but public roads on the east side also permit views. In addition to attracting numerous waterfowl, gulls and shorebirds in migration periods, the reservoir also attracts breeding grebes (Eared, Western, and Clark's) and in some years, a multi-species heronry.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Elevation: Approx. 4800 feet ASL
Directions: Go east on Hwy 68 (Harmony Road) from I-25 Exit 265 2.5 miles then left on Weld CR 13 (County Line Road) 1.8 miles. East bay of lake is on left. To reach the west side park, from Harmony Rd., drive north on Larimer CR3 through the old town of Timnath. About a half mile north of town, turn right and continue east for about a mile. The park entrance road is on the left,
Restrictions/Hazards: Park closed at night
Other Wildlife: Rock Squirrel (rare in Larimer County) can be seen along the rocky shoreline
Other Attractions: Reservoir is open for non-motorized boating; frisbee golf

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CBRC Records from Timnath Reservoir

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Brant2020-027 30 Oct 2020
Brant (Black)2018-086 11/14/2018
Ruddy Turnstone1983-1018/9/1983
Red Knot1962-0029/5/1962
Buff-breasted Sandpiper2016-067 09/11/2016
Red Phalarope2009-085 9/19/2009
Parasitic Jaeger2014-154 09/13/2014
Laughing Gull2009-082 8/24/2009
Western Gull2013-239 10/05/2013
Iceland Gull2011-160 11/13/2011
Lesser Black-backed Gull1999-0668/28/1999 - 8/31/1999
Arctic Tern2015-064 05/28/2015
Neotropic Cormorant2009-079 8/14/2009 - 8/30/2009
Neotropic Cormorant2011-109 8/15/2011