Dollarhide Pond

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Location

Dollarhide Road is the first right turn off of Highway 26 as you leave the town of Mitchell heading east. The pond is on the right side of the road about a mile from the highway. There is room to pull over. Walking along the road to view the pond, riparian areas and adjacent hills near the road is recommended.

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Habitat and Birds

Bridge Creek runs along the road and offers good riparian habitat and a small pond. There are junipers and pines on the east side of the road and grassland and farm fields on the right. A variety of waterfowl and shorebirds have been seen here, including Virginia Rail, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper and Wilson’s Phalarope. This is a good spot for Belted Kingfisher, Swallows and Common Nighthawk.  Wild Turkeys are reliable in the field as you approach. A number of flycatchers have been seen here including Ash-throated Flycatcher, Say’s Phoebe, Willow Flycatcher and Western Wood-Pewee. Also look for Bullock’s Orioles, Western Tanagers, Lazuli Bunting and Black-headed Grosbeak here.

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