Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge
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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge (email) (website)
1318 Highway 318, Maybell, CO 81640, Tel: 970-365-3613
Details: Established in 1963, Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is located in a valley between Diamond and Cold Springs mountains. Due to the remoteness of the refuge, cell phone reception is sketchy and bringing extra water, food, and fuel is encouraged. Otter, beaver, black-tailed jackrabbits, osprey, Great Basin gopher snakes, songbirds, Woodhouse’s toad, waterfowl, deer, moose and elk inhabit the refuge and can be viewed along the 8 mile wildlife drive.
Birds: Grebes, Loons, Pelicans, Cormorants, Herons, Bitterns, Ibises, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Rails, Coots, Cranes, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Titmice, Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Dippers, Ikinglets, Gnatcatchers, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Thrushes, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warbler, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, Buntings, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.