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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Fountain Creek Regional Park - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is a very popular location to look for migrants in El Paso County. However, a lot of habitat has been taken out and some locations that used to have water no longer do. This seems to have slowed things down a little bit but it is still a great place to bird. There are many different areas at the park and each seems to have something a little different. Going to the visitor's center you can get a map of the area. Most of the state's recorded warbler species have been seen here along with many other migrants. This location is still a great place to go birding and should be a destination for most who want to bird in El Paso County.

Habitat: Pond, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From I-25 take the CO 16 exit (exit 132) and head east to US 85/87 south. Travel less than a mile to Peppergrass Lane (0.6 miles) and park near the visitor's center.
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CBRC Records from Fountain Creek Regional Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eurasian Wigeon2004-1074/17/2004
Eastern Whip-poor-will2008-101 9/5/2008
American Woodcock2014-031 01/15/2013
American Woodcock2014-021 02/09/2014
Black-legged Kittiwake23-92-2711/2/1991
Arctic Tern2020-029 17 Oct 2020
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron5-91-137/28/1991
Common Black Hawk2010-28 5/16/2010
Eastern Wood-Pewee2011-53 5/15/2011 - 5/16/2011
Black Phoebe34-91-483/31/1991
Black Phoebe2006-24 3/12/2006 - 3/26/2006
White-eyed Vireo51-96-645/10/1996 - 5/13/1996
Yellow-throated Vireo51-96-685/23/1996
Philadelphia Vireo51-93-1016/3/1993
Philadelphia Vireo2008-67 5/17/2008
Sedge Wren2003-7910/17/2003 - 10/22/2003
Purple Finch2016-005 01/10/2016
Fox Sparrow (Red)2009-97 12/14/2009
Streak-backed Oriole2011-170 11/25/2011
Prothonotary Warbler52-95-845/10/1995
Prothonotary Warbler1998-1308/30/1998
Prothonotary Warbler1999-1425/15/1999
Swainson's Warbler52-92-167/16/1992 - 7/23/1992
Mourning Warbler1997-1015/23/1997
Cape May Warbler52-91-6311/15/1991 - 11/25/1991
Cape May Warbler2008-65 5/17/2008
Bay-breasted Warbler2000-1315/14/2000
Blackburnian Warbler52-94-645/15/1994
Pine Warbler2010-160 12/4/2010
Prairie Warbler1998-1268/24/1998
Prairie Warbler2011-110 8/20/2011
Hermit Warbler52-91-655/4/1991