Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas

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With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway, the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering area for migrating geese, ducks, and cranes.
Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge rests on a plateau in the foothills with the Rocky Mountains just beyond. River canyon walls drop below the refuge on three sides. Las Vegas (Spanish for "the meadows") preserves both wildlife habitats and a slice of New Mexico's rich cultural history.
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  • A series of playas (inland shallow lakes/ponds) that are managed with fill and empty pipelines which used to be canals. Good birding plus an elk herd. Ranger Debbie Pike talked with us in the visitor’...  more »
  • We stopped first at the visitor center. It’s nicely done and has several viewing areas. It was a cool windy day, so we didn’t take advantage of the outside viewing areas. The staff person was quite pe...  more »

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