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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Wolford Mountain Reservoir - Grand County
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Ownership: None Listed
Description: There is a fee for entry to the parking lots and boat docks, but the two inlets that pass beneath Highway 40 can be scanned (with caution) from the shoulder of the road. The main reservoir is steep-sided and often busy with boats, so these inlets often contain most of the birds. The best spot is often the reservoir's north end, the top shorebird spot in this admittedly shorebird-poor county, but water levels can make it hard to scan from the road. Road 25, which parallels the northeast side of the lake at great distance, may get you close enough if the water is very high. This road also heads through some of the better roadside sage-grouse habitat in the county.

The west side of US 40 near Wolford Mountain Reservoir has some wet meadows in season which might have rails, Yellow-headed Blackbird and possibly even Great-tailed Grackle.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir; Sagebrush; Wet Meadow
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Directions: Wolford Mountain Reservoir is not shown on older maps. It lies (mostly) east of US Highway 40, about five miles north and west of Kremmling.
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CBRC Records from Wolford Mountain Reservoir

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Caspian Tern2001-344/27/2001
Red-throated Loon1999-17/10/1999
Glossy Ibis2004-194/17/2004
Glossy Ibis2013-247 04/17/2004