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Alfred M. Bailey Bird Nesting Area - Summit County
Aliases: Bailey Bird Nesting Area
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Designated as a high diversity bird area by the Denver Field Ornithologists, the bird nesting area features a variety of habitats used by diverse species. In addition to being a beautiful site located in the Gore Range Wilderness area, Bailey is home to Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, and Fox Sparrow. MacGillivray's Warbler is also present and, on occasion, Three-toed Woodpecker.

Habitat: Aspen Grove, Spruce-Fir Forest, Lodgepole Pine, Streamside Willow
Directions: From the intersection of I-70 and Highway 9 (Exit 205), travel north approximately 7.7 miles. Turn left or west onto County Road 1350 or Rock Creek Road. This turn is directly across from the Blue River Campground. Follow the dirt road 0.7 miles to the first and only left. It may be difficult to see, as it drops down into a parking area. Follow this road to the U.S. Forest Service Trailhead. The road is narrow and rocky. From the trailhead, hike 1 to 1.5 miles before dropping into the valley to the south. There is a short, but hard to see trail into the area. It is not signed.
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SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
White-eyed Vireo51-93-437/12/1993
Cassia Crossbill2022-056 17 Jul 2022