· Canyon of the Ancients
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.
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
Restrictions: Respect private property when birding around town
Parking: Roadside/paved parking areas
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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