Hebron Waterfowl Area
Aliases: Hebron Slough, Eighteen Islands Reservoir, Jackson County Road 34
The Hebron Waterfowl Area along Jackson CR 34 is an excellent spot to look for ducks, shorebirds, and terns. The shallow Eighteen Islands Reservoir can have many shorebirds and ducks, depending on water level. The large pond just west of here is better for ducks, and can have Black and Forster’s Terns flying around. The Hebron Slough, just east of Eighteen Islands Reservoir, is fairly small, but should be checked for shorebirds and ducks. County Road 34 is a good spot to keep an eye out for Greater Sage-Grouse, especially in the sage flats along the eastern end of the road. Raptors abound along this road as well, with Swainson’s and Rough-legged Hawks (in summer and winter respectively), Prairie Falcon, and Golden Eagle possible.
Habitat: reservoir, slough, sagebrush, agricultural
Directions: County Road 34 can be reached by either driving south from Walden on SR-125 for about 10 miles and turning right (west), or driving south on SR-14 for 17 miles and turning left (east). Hebron Waterfowl Area is about mid-way along this road. CR 34 is about 17 miles north of Muddy Pass along SR-14, and about 22 miles north of Willow Creek Pass along SR-125.
Delorme: 17 D6-7
Roads of Colorado: 38 A2-3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Respect private property
Handicapped Access: Car birding