Pond along CR Z near Costilla County line
Though hard to see from the road, this pond should be checked for waders, ducks and dabblers. White-faced Ibis have been seen here. In normal springs and wet summers the fields all along this road can flood, creating great habitat for ducks, waders, phalaropes and the like. The sage habitat nearby should be checked for Sage Sparrow and Sage Thrasher; pronghorn abound in the area. The land around here is private, so please stay on the roads.
Directions: From the intersection of the Conejos/Alamosa county line and US 285, go east on Alamosa CR 15 s/Conejos CR CC for 6 miles to Conejos CR 24. Take a right on CR 24 until you reach the intersection with CR Z. Take a right onto CR Z. Follow CR Z for 3.5 miles to where it bends south, continue another .5 miles to where it bends back east. This bend is generally the best viewing point for the pond, which is just NE of this point.
Delorme: 91 B5
Roads of Colorado: 151 E1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Respect private property; stay on the road
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car