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Accessible Ovid Woods - Sedgwick County
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Description: The second best-known birding location in Sedgwick County is known as the Ovid Woods. This is private property--DO NOT TRESPASS. Ovid Woods parallels 2nd Street at the east edge of Ovid. It can be birded from 2nd street without entering the property.

The Woods are a narrow band of trees about five blocks long along Lodgepole Creek. Because this stream runs northwest from Ovid, it is thought to be a migration highway in the fall. The woods can be a great place to find warblers and other fall migrants. They are also known as a reliable place to find Northern Cardinals in Colorado. The Ovid cardinal population is currently not large, but seems to be stable. Ovid also hosts Red-bellied Woodpeckers and numerous Eurasian Collared-Doves year-round. Chimney Swifts are common nesting birds in town.

The Ovid Cemetery is quite small, located northeast of town on Rd 31 between roads 32 and 34. There are about 50 scattered trees, mostly juniper. Not an exciting bird spot, but you never know.

The Ovid sewer ponds are quite small and generally dry, not publicly accessible.

Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Lowland Riparian, Park/Cemetery
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Directions: To get to Ovid, take the Ovid exit off I-76 (exit 172) and head north about two miles. Head east on US 138 to 2nd Street.
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CBRC Records from Ovid Woods

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Collared-Dove2000-684/1/2000
Alder Flycatcher2015-071 05/24/2015
Alder Flycatcher2015-15125 May 2015
Carolina Wren2000-1114/1/2000
Kentucky Warbler52-84-44/22/1983
Pine Warbler2010-86 7/4/2010