Our New Year's Events
Beginning March 20-24 (Spring Break), enjoy the Refuge's new Events - of Apps, Community act, a Gala, our 5th Birthday Party, and Birding.
Valle de Oro's 2017 Events Flyer
New Mexico Junior Duck Stamp
Participate in the New Mexico Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. This annual contest is open to students in grades K-12.
2017 Contest Flyer
Thankful for Partners
Because of the hard
work of many partners, Valle de Oro Refuge was established for the benefit of
wildlife, habitat and you!
Seeking Young Artists
All students in kindergarten through grade twelve are encouraged to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program annual art and conservation message contest. New Mexico needs its student artists to compete! Learn more about how to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program in the link below. Each year's artwork must be received by mid-March. Begin your painting for the March, 2017 contest due date! Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge's Manager is currently the New Mexico' Junior Duck Stamp Program Coordinator. Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Information
Helping Our Wildlife
Before visiting Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, please view our Rules and Regulations page, linked below. These provisions are for the safety of our wildlife and you! Plan Your Visit
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
The Refuge has scheduled its new Events for 2017! Mark your Calendar with this Year’s Line-Up of Events at Your National Wildlife Refuge! The majority of the Events are FREE! They are family friendly! Events are outside, so please plan accordingly. This year's Events are: Beginning, March 20-24 (Spring Break): "Debut New Valle de
Oro Interactive Phone Apps." Then on April 22 (Earth Day): "Abrazos: A Community
Celebration of Environmental Justice." During late summer, August 18: "Friends of Valle de Oro Golden Gala." The Gala is a Paid Event. Our annual Celebration, September 30: "Valle de Oro’s 5th Birthday Party." October 8-14: "National Wildlife Refuge Week" Activities at Valle de Oro and around New Mexico). And, our annual finale, November 11: "Music and Migration." Also, on the 3rd Saturday of Each Month is: Birding & Breakfast! The Refuge is located at: 7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, visit Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Facebook (linked above, right side of this page, on the icon under FOLLOW US ONLINE) or our Refuge Friends' Group website:
www.friendsofvalledeoro.org. Informational Events Flyer, is linked above, in the rotating items. Looking forward to seeing you and your family at your urban wildlife refuge!
Go to our Refuge Facebook Page from the link below and let us know what you think with your Comment and/or Like! We appreciate your interest in YOUR Albuquerque area Urban Wildlife Refuge! We look forward to seeing you at the Refuge located at: 7851 2nd Street SW. Just south of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit Our Facebook Page
Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird Trail Tracker is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. The link below allows you to set-up an account in eBird to submit your observations. The Refuge appreciates you entering your bird sightings on the eBird online checklist program. For more information about eBird go to: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/ eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
An Oasis in Albuquerque
Land along the Rio Grande River has been protected for the State's newest wildlife refuge, including significant water rights to address restoration of the Middle Rio Grande. With all its 570 acres acquired, this urban jewel provides a place for people to get outside and truly enjoy nature within their own community.
Page Photo Credits Students view Sandia Mountains from Valle de Oro Urban Wildlife Refuge / USFWS, Dragonfly species on Agency uniform shirt / © Bret Beasley, USFWS, In the crop fields on the refuge / © Don Usner, Educational tour on the refuge / USFWS, Kildeer / © Laurel Ladwig, 2015 New Mexico Jr. Duck Stamp winner / © Dylan Zinn, Black headed grosbeak / USFWS, Mule deer buck in the snow / Aaron Mize, USFWS, Cattle egret / Steve Valasek ©, Rio Grande River route / © Don Usner
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017