A wide variety of bird species can be found at Mancos State Park, from the vibrant indigo bunting to the majestic bald eagle. The park offers great opportunities for bird watching. During the day, one can expect to see black-chinned and broad-tailed hummingbirds buzzing around as well as the gigantic turkey vulture cruising the shoreline. At night, don’t be startled by the common nighthawk popping up from the roads, or the hooting of the great horned owl. Regular and migratory waterfowl are common on the reservoir, including Canada geese, mallards, and the blue-winged teal.
See the Mancos Bird Checklist.