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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Fort Morgan - Morgan County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Fort Morgan's Riverside Park along the South Platte River can provide interesting birding in all seasons. Unusual geese sometimes frequent the duck pond. In the past primitive camping has been available here. At nearby Canfield Park, a nature trail leads through riparian habitat. The east end of Canfield Park has several ponds (some of which are seasonally dry or choked with cattails) and some terrific riparian habitat. American Woodcock has been seen in this area, which can be great in winter for flocks of sparrows and low-density wintering birds. Don't miss the place in migration.

Habitat: Lake, Lowland Riparian
Directions: Take I-76 Exit 80 north for just 0.1 miles and turn right into Riverside Park. Drive 0.5 miles east to Canfield Park. To get to the east side of Canfield Park, take I-76 Exit 82 (the Barlow Road exit) north and follow the road as it bends left past the motels to a parking lot up on a little hill.
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