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This large cemetery is covered in beautifully old and impressive trees, especially conifers. And unlike most trees in such places, they aren’t trimmed close to the ground, providing more cover than in most urban parks and cemeteries. Look especially for finches in the winter, when birds such as Red Crossbill, Cassin’s Finch, and even the occasional Evening Grosbeak are possible (but don’t expect any particular species in any particular year). During spring and fall, any number of migrant species could occur, and this seems to be an especially good place to look for Townsend’s Warbler during the fall. You may even want to join Denver Field Ornithologists on a free guided bird walk they offer here (which they also offer at Riverside Cemetery in North Denver).
Directions: From I-25: take 6th Ave. and go east to CO 2/Colorado Blvd. Head south on Colorado Blvd. to Alameda Ave. Go east on Alameda about a mile and a half to the cemetery entrance, on the south.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Paved parking areas and roadside parking
Lodging: Hotels in Aurora and Denver
Handicapped Access: Birding from the car and from paved roads through the cemetery
» Visit the website for Fairmount Cemetery
Bird walks: http://fairmountheritagefoundation.org/cemetery-bird-walks/
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