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Alamosa
National Wildlife Refuge


In the San Luis Valley, the rugged Sangre de Cristo Range shadows the wetlands of Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.
9383 El Rancho Lane
Alamosa, CO   81101
E-mail: alamosa@fws.gov
Phone Number: 719-589-4021
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/alamosa/
Even when winter "icebox" conditions set in, eagles, hawks, owls, and some waterfowl are found in the San Luis Valley.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Some of these birds stay in the valley through the summer and fall, while others travel further north. Even when winter "icebox" conditions set in, eagles, hawks, owls, and some waterfowl are found in the valley. Resident deer and elk are found in the valley year-round.

The uplands on the Refuge are vegetated with greasewood and saltbush, and they support desert birds and mammals including raptors, mule deer, and coyotes. The wet meadows provide feeding habitat to migrating waterfowl. The Rio Grande River supports habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher and a myriad of songbirds.

 
 
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