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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

LaSal Creek - Montrose County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: (submitted by Andrew Spencer) This riparian lined creek at the western edge of the Paradox Valley is among the undiscovered jewels of southwestern Colorado. Look for species such as Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Yellow-breasted Chat, and migrants, all hard to find in this part of the state and Montrose County. Canyon and Rock Wrens, and White-throated Swift nest on the canyon walls, and species typical of montane shrubland can be seen here as well.

Habitat: mid-elevation Riparian, Montane Shrubland, Cliff/Rimrock
Directions: from the town of Bedrock in the Paradox Valley, head west for 10 miles along SR-90 to CR X4 on the left. This turn is inconspicuous and easy to miss. Follow this road along LaSal Creek for a couple of miles to the end, birding where the habitat looks good.
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