Colorado is part of the Central and Pacific flyways and provides important migration habitat for waterfowl produced in the Prairie Pothole Region.
The eastern plains of Colorado, particularly the South Platte River corridor, are a prime example of the state's top-quality migration habitat. Under the Platte River Initiative Ducks Unlimited's efforts in this region focus on working with partners to restore and protect shallow wetland habitats along the Platte River. These key stopover sites provide much-needed foraging and loafing areas for migrating birds, as well as wintering habitat.
Ducks Unlimited is also focusing its restoration and protection work on key areas across the Rocky Mountain range that contain the highest-quality wetland habitats and concentrations of waterfowl.
Wetlands in the San Luis Valley and North Park provide critical migration and wintering stopover points for Central and Pacific flyway ducks, sandhill cranes, water birds and shorebirds. The area is also among the most productive breeding habitats in North America for numerous duck and colonial wading bird species.
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