Bosque del Apache – Avian Refuge in Southern New Mexico

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Bosque del Apache is home for thousands of birds on the flood-plane of the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

 

Socorro County, New Mexico

One of our New Mexico stops on our way to Arizona this winter featured the winter home of thousands of migrating birds. Sandhill cranes, several varieties of geese, ducks, and over 350 other species of bird visit this 57,331 acre (232 sq. km) refuge that includes 3,800 acres (15 sq. km) of watershed on the Rio Grande flood-plane. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading