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Accessible Boyd Lake State Park - Larimer County
Ownership: State
Description: Water levels at Boyd Lake fluctuate and attract numerous diving waterfowl, gulls and shorebirds in migration. Adjacent riparian forest and grasslands attract a variety of migrants. Rarities have included Yellow-billed and Red-throated Loons, Long-tailed Duck, jaegers, Black-legged Kittiwake, Laughing Gull, Iceland Gull and Kelp Gull.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: Take Windsor Exit from I 25 (Exit 262), go west on CR 32 (Carpenter Road) 1.5 miles, then left on CR 9 1 mile, then right on CR 30 1.2 miles, then left on CR 11C 2.2 miles to paved entrance on left. State Park fee required.
Restrictions/Hazards: Mosquitoes, lightning
Other Wildlife: reptiles and amphibians, mule deeer, eastern cottontail, fox squirrel, raccoon
Other Attractions: water sports in summer, swim beach; waterfowl hunting in winter

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CBRC Records from Boyd Lake State Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Garganey2022-024 8 May 2022
Long-tailed Jaeger2014-155 09/15/2014
Black-legged Kittiwake23-75-283/8/1975 - 3/10/1975
Laughing Gull2002-137 4/21/2002
Slaty-backed Gull2022-038 20 Mar 2022
Great Black-backed Gull2008-021 3/3/2008
Arctic Tern2014-156 09/14/2014
Yellow-billed Loon2002-093 11/10/2002
Yellow-billed Loon2014-172 12/11/2014