Free Guided Refuge Tours
Join us on every weekend from November 29th, 2015 to February 28th, 2016 for a themed tour!
Free Guided Tours:
Bosque del Apache Refuge
includes three designated wilderness areas: Chupadera Peak, Indian Wells &
Little San Pasqual Wilderness Area.
Youth turkey hunting applications are now available. Click below for more information or call our hunt coordinator at (575) 517-6038Youth Turkey Hunts
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
ENJOY NEW MEXICO AT BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR
Bosque del Apache
National Wildlife Refuge's visitor center and nature store hours during September through May are: Daily – 8am to 4pm. Visit our Nature Store, receive a refuge guide, and see our informational displays! * Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the Fourth of July.
Refuge's Upcoming Events
This band was worn for
36 and a half years by a Rocky Mountain sandhill crane (RMSH). It is one of the
oldest RMSHs known and the band it wore had limited wear for all that time in
the wild. The bird was banded with its brood mate (a two-chick brood) on 29
June 1973, one mile north of Border, Wyoming on the Thomas Fork of the Bear
River.Frequent Flyer Miles
Sandhill cranes move among
several areas throughout the day to feed, rest, and socialize. Social behavior
includes at least ten different types of calls, various threatening postures,
and elaborate dances for everything from joy to courtship.
Page Photo Credits Cranes in flight over vibrant sky, Sandhill crane submerged during brilliant sunset hues, Sandhill crane / © Angela Dedrickson, USFWS, Close-up of crane's face, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016