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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Spring Park Reservoir - Eagle County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: (Contributed by Linda Vidal): This irrigation reservoir is closed to the public but is easily scannable from El Jebel Rd (County Road 102). This large reservoir is the only major body of water in the Roaring Fork Valley and is in my opinion is one of the best places to bird in the Roaring Fork Valley. It is best in spring and fall migration but you can usually find good birds there any time of the year. It doesn't freeze until late winter, and because it's very shallow, usually thaws early in spring. In spring and fall you can usually find all the waterbirds that occur on the western slope, including Common Loon, White Pelican, Redhead and Red-necked Phalarope. This is the place to see shorebirds in migration when water levels are low. There is also good birding anywhere along this road.

Habitat: Reservoir
Directions: From Aspen head west on CO 82 past Basalt to the intersection of CO 82 and El Jebel Road (CR 102). Turn right (north) at the traffic light. Travel north about 5 miles until you see the reservoir. The road skirts the reservoir on the west side and the water is scannable from a number of pullouts.
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