Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

Welcome to Sierra County! Birding Pt 3..Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte Lake State Park:  Exit 83 or 79 off I-25.  Best birded between September and early May.  Featuring deep water species and shore birds with North Monticello Point on the lake as the best birding spot.  Look for Foster's and Black Terns, Willets and Marbled Godwits, Spotted Sandpipers and Long-Billed Curlew, Western and Clarks Grebes and White Pelicans to name a few.  A nominal fee is required to enter the State Park.  The visitor Center located on Highway 195 in Elephant Butte can provide a bird list, maps, directions to various birding spots along the shoreline and boat rental information.  Call 575-744-5421

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