Skip Navigation

Special Events

Goose in flight with moon in the foreground/USFWSBitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge celebrated its 75 Anniversary in 2012 and is moving ahead into the future!

Did you know?  Calendar year 2012 celebrated the State of New Mexico's 100th birthday and the refuge's 75th anniversary!  This year, visit Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in our beautiful State of New Mexico and participate in a variety of activities!  Enjoy all that our sun-filled Land of Enchantment has to offer.


The events listed below are a few of the nation-wide programs the refuge supports; but check the refuge's Events Calendar when posted, for more details on the exciting programs, tours, talks and walks that are regularly scheduled and hosted at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  Saturday, November 29;  the refuge is hosting "Cranes and Cocoa," an afternoon Event to view the return of thousands of sandhill cranes migrating back to the refuge for the winter season.  The day's Events begin at 3:00 pm with a guest speaker presentation and then the viewing of the cranes follows at 4:00 pm.   
 
National Public Lands Day (NPLD):  The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States.  NPLD is typically held on the last Saturday in September.  This popular event is a great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and other national wildlife refuges. 

National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration:  Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System!  A week of fun wildlife-related tours, talks, and walks.  This annual event is held in October.  Check back to this page or the Events Calendar for details on events hosted at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge next fall in celebration of this Event!

Christmas Bird Count:  From mid-December into January thousands of volunteers across the country take part in this popular citizen-science program!  Join the effort at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  Call to find out details, dates and volunteer opportunities.

International Migratory Bird Day:  The refuge participates in this international day of celebrating migratory birds.  The education program highlights the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

Check back to this page or the Events Calendar when posted, for more information on what's happening on your National Wildlife Refuge!

Page Photo Credits — Goose in flight with moon in the foreground/USFWS, Dragonfly species / USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2014
Return to main navigation