Fountain Creek Regional Park
This is among the best migrant birding spots in the Colorado Springs area, with marshes, riparian groves, and thickets. The bird list here includes most of the eastern migrants, many riparian breeders, and rails and Marsh Wren. In the winter look for sparrows, and ducks on the small ponds. Just about anything could show up here. In addition to birds, the trails can producde foxes, squirrels, white-tailed and mule deer, muskrat and beaver. The Visitors Center has excellent displays.
County: El Paso
Habitat: Pond, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From I-25 take the CO 16 exit (exit 132) and head east to US 85/87 south. Travel less than a mile to Peppergrass Lane (0.6 miles) and park near the visitor's center.
Delorme: 62 A3
Roads of Colorado: 105 E2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Paved lot
Lodging: Hotel in Fountain or Colorado Springs
Handicapped Access: Easy walking trail