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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Nelson Reservoir - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This private lake is similar to Duck Lake in attracting numerous migrating and breeding waterfowl and sometimes shorebirds. The wetlands at the west side host Marsh Wrens and Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh
Directions: Take Windsor Exit from I 25 (Exit 262), go west on CR 32 (Carpenter Road) 1.5 miles, then left on CR 9. Nelson Lake is on the left after about 0.8 miles. Stop here to check for marsh birds. Continue 0.2 miles to CR 30 and go left to private driveway on left, where a better view of the lake is available.
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CBRC Records from Nelson Reservoir

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Wigeon8-78-24/8/1967