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Ramah State Wildlife Area - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: As of 05/18/09 Ramah is EMPTY! Located in extreme northeast El Paso County, this SWA can be great for migrants. Depending on the water levels this is usually the absolute best location in the county for shorebirds. Lots of ducks can be found here also terns, notably Black Terns. In the fall, many species of sparrow can be found in the weedy fields. Ramah is slow in the winter but you can sometimes find a Savannah Sparrow. During the summer there are breeding Savannah Sparrows, Wilson's Phalaropes and possibly Least Flycatchers. Note that the woodlands on the west end, where the Least Flycatchers have been heard, are mostly private land and should be birded from the road.

Habitat: Reservoir, Grassland/Prairie, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From the north, take I-25 to the Woodmen exit (exit 149) east and follow it approximately 11.2 miles to Highway 24. Take Highway 24 East approximately 24.7 miles to the entrance of Ramah SWA. If you make it to the community of Ramah you have gone too far. From the south take I-25 to the Academy exit (exit 135) then head north to Platte Avenue/Highway 24 and head east for approximately 34.8 miles to the entrance of Ramah SWA.
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CBRC Records from Ramah State Wildlife Area

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Red-throated Loon2000-0026/6/2000
Glossy Ibis2009-023 4/26/2009