· Greater Prairie-Chicken
Yuma is a fairly large plains town and has lots of mature deciduous trees for birders (and birds) to choose from. City Park in the north part of town might be a good place to start – it has a few large trees that shade a good-sized duck pond. Northeast of town, the Yuma cemetery has medium-sparse vegetation, but its isolation may help it concentrate migrants better than the town. South of the cemetery is one of the nicest sets of sewage ponds on the Eastern Plains – not to be missed by anyone traveling the US 34 corridor.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Park/Cemetery
Directions: Yuma is along US 34 at its junction with CO 59. To get to the park with the duck pond from US 34, turn north on CO 59 and go about half a mile. The park is one block west of CO 59, just south of the railroad tracks. To get to the cemetery, continue north on CO 59 to CR 39 and turn right (east). The cemetery is about a mile from this intersection on the north side of the road. To get to the sewage ponds, turn south on CR G just east of the cemetery; they are on the east side of the road about three quarters of a mile south, and a quarter mile north of US 34.
Delorme: 95 D7
Roads of Colorado: 61 F2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Handicapped Access: Some paved paths around town and in the parks; also, viewing from car
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