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Mike Higbee SWA
Description: This small State Wildlife Area doesn't look like much, but the hedgerows around the maintenance buildings can attract large flocks of sparrows, and the reeds along the creek support Virginia Rail, Sora, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher and Common Yellowthroat. You might also see Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole and Northern Bobwhite, in addition to muskrat and thirteen-lined ground squirrel. Look for amphibians in the wet areas, and for mule and white-tailed deer, red fox, rabbits and coyotes in the brush.
Habitat: Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Stream
Directions: Mike Higbee SWA is four miles east of Lamar on the south side of US 50/US 385.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours of Operation: Dawn to dusk
Delorme: 99 D7
Roads of Colorado: 126 B3
Lodging: Hotel in Lamar
Parking: Gravel parking area
Restrictions or Hazards: Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season
Handicap Access: Limited
Attractions: Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar
URL: Mike Higbee SWA Website