Birders’ attraction to Dodd Reservoir can be summed up in one word: geese. From fall through spring, this is one of the most reliable places in the area to find thousands of geese. Most are Canadas, but a fair number of Cackling Geese are typically mixed in, and usually one or two Snow, Ross’s, or Greater White-fronted Geese are found here as well. The geese spread out during the day to feed in the surrounding fields, but when they all crowd back onto Dodd Reservoir, it can be quite a sight to behold! Please be aware pets are not allowed at this property.
Directions: From US 36: go north on CO 157/Foothills Pkwy. CO 157 will transition to CO 119/ Diagonal Highway; continue northeast to Niwot Rd. Head west at Niwot Rd. for 0.5 miles, then north on 73rd St., then west again at Niwot Rd. In approximately 0.5 miles, there is a small parking area for the reservoir on the south side.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Dogs are not allowed. Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont or Boulder
Handicapped Access: Limited birding from your car
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