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Bosque del Apache
National Wildlife Refuge


Thousands of Sandhill Cranes visit Bosque del Apache NWR each year.
P.O. Box 280
San Antonio, NM   87832
E-mail: FW2_RW_Bosque_del_Apache@fws.gov
Phone Number: 575-835-1828
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/bosque_del_apache/
Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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The air fills with the honking of geese and the guttural call of cranes. Snow geese blanket the feeding grounds. At dusk, flocks of geese and cranes return to roost in the marshes.

Some year-round residents at the refuge include mule deer, coyote, porcupine, muskrat, turkey, quail, pheasant, and roadrunner.

Each season at Bosque del Apache NWR offers unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Peak visitation occurs in winter, when cranes, bald eagles, and light geese are present. During the spring and fall, visitors can see warblers, flycatchers, and shorebirds. The summer months are a good time to see nesting songbirds, waders, shorebirds, and ducks.


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