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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Old Stage Road - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This road has some nice habitat and can be a great place to go birding. The habitat moves from Ponderosa Pine up to spruce-fir and aspen. This is also a great road to do some owling. Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet and Northern Pygmy have been recorded on this road and there is undoubtedly Long-eared along here also. In the Ponderosa you can find Common Poorwills. American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Williamson's and Red-naped Sapsuckers can all be found in the upper elevations of the road. There is a pond near the Teller County line that is a good location to find breeding Wilson's Warblers and Dusky Flycatchers. Hermit Thrushes are along this road in very high numbers and listening to them alone is worth the trip.

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Spruce-Fir Forest, Aspen Grove
Directions: Note: Once you get to Old Broadmoor Road it can be very tricky to stay on the correct path. From the north take I-25 to the South Nevada Exit (exit 140B) make your way to Nevada Avenue. Head south on Nevada Avenue to Lake Avenue and head west to Old Broadmoor Road. Turn left at the round-about and follow Old Broadmoor Road which will turn into West Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Follow this until you come to an intersection with multiple streets that veer off in many directions. You will want to go basically straight, which is Old Stage Road. From I-25 South take the Lake Avenue exit (exit 138) and head west. When you get to Old Broadmoor Road, follow the directions above for the rest of the way.
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