Black Hollow Reservoir
This large reservoir is rather far from the road, so a scope is required for good viewing of birds. Between late fall and spring, the main attraction here is usually the large flock of gulls resting from their feeding forays from the nearby Weld County Landfill. Rare gulls like Lesser Black-backed and Thayer’s are regularly part of the flock. In recent years, a pair of Bald Eagles has nested at the reservoir on the north side.
Directions: From I-25: take exit 269-A, CO 14/Mulberry St. and go east for 6 miles. At CR 19, head north and in 2 miles, the reservoir is located east of the road. The southwest corner has a wide spot with some lake view. There are views of the north inlet from the road north north of the lake.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please respect private property. Beware of traffic when parking on the roadside.
Lodging: Hotels in Greeley or Fort Collins
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car