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Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area
Description: This State Wildlife Area is, without question, one of the finest birding sites in the area. Almost any bird could show up here. In spring and fall, many species of ducks, geese, and shorebirds stop here, along with smaller numbers of gulls, terns, and ibis. The riparian woods and undergrowth on the north side of the water are a great place to look for common birds like Bullock's Oriole and rare ones like Prothonotary Warbler. Birds are the main attraction here, but the marsh and pond support muskrats and several species of dragonfly and damselfly.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Pinyon/Juniper Forest, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From Durango drive east on US 160 about 6 miles to CO 172 and turn right (south) toward the airport. After about two miles turn right (west) on CR 302. After about one mile turn right on CR 304, an unpaved road. Pastorius is on the right after less than 0.5 mile.
Dates of Access: Any
Hours of Operation: Any
Delorme: 86 C3
Roads of Colorado: 146 C2
Ownership: Colorado Division of Wildlife
Lodging: Hotels in Durango
Parking: Unpaved parking areas
Restrictions or Hazards: Please obey all rules and regulations.
Handicap Access: Viewing from car
URL: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area Website