Dove Creek

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Dove Creek

Aliases: Alkali Draw

The self-proclaimed ‘pinto bean capital of the world’ is also the largest town in Dolores County, and an oasis of deciduousness in the midst of the sage and agriculture. The trees around town can be good for passerines in migration and finches in the winter, and the many hummingbird feeders should be checked for Black-chinned Hummingbirds during the summer and Broad-tailed, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds during the fall. Eurasian Collared-Dove is now a common resident around town. Dove Creek has a hotel and a couple of restaurants, making this a good place to base yourself while birding the area.

County: Dolores

Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: Dove Creek is along the newly renamed US 491 between Cortez, Colorado and Monticello, Utah. From Cortez head northwest on US 491 for about 35 miles.

Delorme: 74 B1
Roads of Colorado: 128 B1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property when birding around town

Parking: Roadside/paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotel

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Latitude: 37.7642109
Longitude: -108.9071511

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopYes

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