Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio

Located on the northern edge of the Chihuahuan desert, the 57,331-acre refuge straddles the Rio Grande approximately twenty miles south of Socorro, New Mexico. The heart of the refuge is 8,000 acres of floodplain where the waters of the Rio Grande have been diverted to create extensive wetlands and agricultural lands. The rest of the refuge is made up of arid foothills and mesas, which rise to the Chupadera Mountains to the west and San Pascual Mountains to the east. Most of these arid uplands are protected as wilderness.
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  • We had an amazing exoerience driving the loop and walking a 1.5 mile trail. Thanks to thoughtful guidance from a park ranger at the Visitor Centre we saw a ton of wildlife, spectacular habitat and...  more »
  • To see the sky filled with various birds in flight right before your eyes is an amazing experience. You need to plan your trip for early morning or late afternoon to catch this view. There are so...  more »
  • Yes, there is much more activity in the winter time and I have often been here for Thanksgiving to take pictures of the migrating cranes and snow geese, but it is also fun to visit in the summertime. There is still wildlife, though not quite as obvious, there are less people, and it is always interesting to drive the summer roads and compare the differences in the refuge between the summer conditions and the winter conditions.
  • Plan to be here for hours. Give enough for the walks to see the birds & wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the day

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