The Blanca Wetlands are a little known area of wells, dikes, islands, ponds, and wet meadows just south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the San Luis Valley. This must be one of the few places that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has for the benefit of birds. I didn’t see another person or vehicle during my visit on Saturday afternoon.
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I also saw few birds. But I enjoyed watching this bird that I think is a Solitary Sandpiper. If it is, this bird is west of its normal migration path.