WFMC Gravel Pit
Just south of Craig, these gravel ponds are among the best waterbird spots in the area. While they are on private property, they can be scanned from the road, and usually have a good variety of dabblers, divers, an occasional loon or grebe, and shorebirds when the water is low. During the late fall and early winter this is a fairly regular spot to look for Barrow’s Goldeneye among the Common Goldeneyes. Bald Eagles are frequent in the area, especially along the Yampa River which borders the ponds to the north.
Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Respect private property and bird from the road
Parking: Roadside pullout
Lodging: Hotels in Craig
Handicapped Access: Car birding