A strip of woodlands along the east edge of the town of Ovid, called the ‘Ovid Woods,’ is private property and cannot be entered, but it is possible to see many birds from the road that runs along it. Breeding birds here include Red-headed and Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Chimney Swift; Northern Cardinal is sometimes seen. Good numbers of migrant warblers and sparrows can be found during migration.
Directions: Ovid is at I-76 and exit 172, approximately 175 miles northeast from Denver. From I-76: exit 172/CR 27.8, and go north for about two miles to Ovid. To get to the woods, head east on US 138 to 2nd Street. The Woods run north and south along 2nd St.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Private property - view only from the road
Parking: Street parking
Lodging: Hotels in Julesburg
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car