Check this small pond for ducks during the fall and spring, and shorebirds if the water is low. The few small trees around the lake could contain migrants in season, and sparrows during the winter. The small pond across from the entrance road often has as many ducks as Turk’s Pond does.
John Martin Reservoir, the largest body of water in southeastern Colorado, sits like a sapphire on the plains. This state park is not only a Santa Fe National Historic Trail Site but many also consider it to be a birdwatcher's paradise with almost 400 species documented.