La Junta

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La Junta

The largest town in southeastern Colorado is also a fine birding town, with a good sized city park, many large trees, and a good cemetery with many conifers. The town park, which has many large but sparse trees and a small pond, is worth a look in migration. The small pond in the middle of the park often has some ducks on it, and is a reliable spot to see Wood Duck. Fairview Cemetery, on the west side of town, has many large conifers, though no undergrowth, and sometimes has winter finches in good years, and could also be good for migrants. Mississippi Kites have nested both here and at the town park.

County: Otero

Attractions: Bent's Old Fort, Koshare Museum

Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Park/Cemetery, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: La Junta is along US 50 east of Pueblo.

Delorme: 100 A3
Roads of Colorado: 124 A4

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please respect private property

Parking: Various
Lodging: Hotels, KOA Campground nearby

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Easy walking trail; viewing from car

Elevation: 4090

Latitude: 37.977079
Longitude: -103.543883

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopYes

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