This is a very small but pleasant town in the northwest part of the San Luis Valley. The trees in town can host migrant birds. Cruising the neighborhoods in search of feeders could result in sightings of Evening Grosbeaks, Cassin’s Finches, or goldfinches, especially in winter. The wet meadows along the highway south of town should be scanned for Wilson’s Snipe, ducks, and Great-tailed Grackle.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Wet Meadow
Directions: Saguache is along US 285, 38 miles south of Poncha Springs and 37 miles north of Monte Vista.
Delorme: 70 D1
Roads of Colorado: 118 B3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property.
Parking: Various parking areas
Lodging: Hotel in town
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car or sidewalks.