This is a chance to view a working farm with several playas that offer migratory shorebird viewing. In Kit Carson County, where water is often rare, this is a must-hit spot when the playa is full, as the concentrations of shorebirds can be impressively dense. Mountain Plovers have been seen using these farm fields as a staging ground just prior to migration.
County: Kit Carson
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pond
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 719-765-4752. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
Delorme: 97 B6
Roads of Colorado: 77 E3
Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit
Restrictions: Certain pastures restricted
Lodging: Hotel in Flagler
Handicapped Access: Limited
To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 719-765-4752.