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

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge ( BOH-skeh del ə-PATCH-ee) is located in southern New Mexico. It was founded in 1939 and is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a favorite spot to watch the migration of the Sandhill cranes in the fall. The reserve is open year-round and provides safe harbor for its varied wildlife.
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  • My favorite NWR to go to in NM. Always something new to see each time I go. I love seeing the hummingbirds & quail at headquarters!  more »
  • After seeing pictures of the refuge online in a New Mexico nature group, I knew I had to visit. I would call it a desert oasis because you don't expect to see so much water in the middle of the...  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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