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Lake Loveland - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This large lake in the center of suburban Loveland attracts a great variety of diving and dabbling waterfowl, loafing and roosting gulls, and sometimes shorebirds (when the water level is low). About 200 Cackling Geese (Richardson's form) wintered here in 2004-5. Rarities have included Trumpeter Swan, Caspian tern, and almost all gulls. Parkland on the north side attracts waxwings and other landbirds in migration and winter.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Park/Cemetery
Directions: From I-25, take US 34 (Exit 257) 5 miles and watch for the large lake on the right side. Parking is available in 3 locations along the south shore (off US 34). To reach North Lake Park on the north side, continue on US 34 1 mile then right on Taft Road at the traffic light 0.7 miles to paved entrance on right.
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CBRC Records from Lake Loveland

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Iceland Gull2006-168 12/14/2006
Iceland Gull2008-020 3/1/2008
Iceland Gull2014-005 12/30/2013
Lesser Black-backed Gull1998-06112/13/1998
Lesser Black-backed Gull1999-06012/12/1998
Lesser Black-backed Gull1999-07012/12/1999
Lesser Black-backed Gull2000-0523/12/2000
Lesser Black-backed Gull2000-0533/12/2000
Lesser Black-backed Gull2000-0543/12/2000
Great Black-backed Gull2006-169 12/14/2006 - 12/15/2006