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Douglas Pass - Garfield County
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Description: The best place to find Sage Sparrows in Garfield County is in the sagebrush flats along Colorado Highway 139 north of Loma at the Mesa-Garfield County line. This habitat is good also for Lark Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, Brewer Sparrow and Vesper Sparrow. For the adventurous 4-wheeler birders the juniper habitat to the west may host a few pairs of Garfield County Scott's Orioles.

The pinyon-juniper habitat along the route up to Douglas Pass hosts Northern Saw-whet Owls and Long-eared Owl. Near the summit where mountain shrub, Douglas-fir, and aspen habitats all come together, Common Poorwill and Flammulated and Northern Saw-whet Owls may be found.

Habitat: Sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Aspen Grove
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Directions: CO-139 runs from Grand Junction to Rangely, and Douglas Pass is the high point on this road, 35 miles north of Loma. The County line is 13 miles north of Loma.
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