Limon is a major population center in east-central Colorado, with all the basic services. You might find some migrant landbirds in the trees around town, especially the patch just behind (north of) the Events Center. However, the highlight of birding in Limon is the Limon Wetlands, which are reached via the Doug Kissel Fishing Ponds. A paved trail extends south half a mile to an interpretive kiosk and gazebo overlooking the wetlands, which in summer host Sora, Virginia Rail, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle and Ruddy Duck, not to mention muskrats and various amphibians and reptiles. The fortunate might encounter an Ornate Box Turtle crossing the bike trail in summer, or see coyotes or deer along the path.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond, Marsh
Directions: To get to the Doug Kissel Fishing Ponds, from I-70 take the Hwy 40 exit or business exit for Limon (exit 361) and follow 3rd Street west until you reach 4th Avenue, where you will turn south until you come to a
Delorme: 96 C3
Roads of Colorado: 91 F1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Handicapped Access: Paved trail to Limon wetlands