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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Duck Lake - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This shallow lake adjacent to Fossil Creek Reservoir attracts numerous waterfowl and shorebirds in migration. Eared Grebe can sometimes be found here in summer. Savannah Sparrow inhabits moist grasslands on the east side of the lake. Rarities here have included Red Phalarope, Tundra and Trumpeter Swans, Glaucous and Sabine's Gulls.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Wet Meadow
Directions: Take Windsor Exit from I 25 (Exit 262), go west on CR 32 (Carpenter Road) 2 miles and pull over to view the lake on the left side. Beware of high-speed traffic.
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CBRC Records from Duck Lake

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Hudsonian Godwit1997-0255/2/1996
Hudsonian Godwit2006-090 5/27/2006 - 5/29/2006
Red Phalarope21-96-1710/22/1996 - 10/25/1996
Red Phalarope1997-0349/20/1997
Laughing Gull2005-082 8/21/2005
Laughing Gull2008-084 6/3/2008