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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Sondermann Park - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This small but nice park on the west side of Colorado Springs attracts an occasional rarity. It features tall willows and cottonwoods along a narrow riparian corridor (Mesa Creek). Broad-winged Hawk, Alder Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Harris's Sparrow, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak have all been recorded here, along with a good number of warblers, including Tennessee, Nashville, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Hooded. It is also a great place to get some of the local breeders--such as Black-chinned Hummingbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Lazuli Bunting--and just to enjoy a nice walk.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian
Directions: Take I-25 to Fontanero Street (exit 144) and head west. Take your first left, which is Chestnut Street. Then watch for a small sign on the left for the entrance. This should be Caramillo Street.
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CBRC Records from Sondermann Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Wood Thrush2010-37 5/21/2010
Brewster's Warbler2009-37 5/13/2009