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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Riverbend Ponds Natural Area - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This Fort Collins city natural area comprises a section of the Cache La Poudre River riparian corridor and adjacent recovered gravel pit ponds. Breeding birds include wetland specialists such as Sora, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, Wilson's Snipe, and Yellow-headed Blackbird, and eastern plains residents such as Eastern Kingbird and Blue Grosbeak. Green Heron lurks here in summer. Warblers, sparrows and other migrants are numerous in late spring and early fall.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh
Directions: Take Prospect Road exit (Exit 268) from I-25, go west 1 mile, parking area on the right.
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CBRC Records from Riverbend Ponds Natural Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Least Bittern5-83-215/28/1983
Tricolored Heron2018-052 06/08/2018