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Awaken to the Wild

Enjoy expansive vistas, exquisite light, and bird songs, while getting closer to wildlife than you can in almost any other wild place. There are many ways to experience the wonder of this special habitat – you can hike, watch wildlife, photograph, educate yourself, or just breathe, meditate, and relax. Bosque del Apache offers its magic to you in every season.

Read Habitat! and bring it along as a guide on your visit (or pick up a copy at the Visitors Center). Whether you hike the trails, sit in solitude, or drive the tour loop, you can enjoy the wild and make memories here. Participate in our events to educate yourself on many aspects of nature, while having fun with family and friends.

Check the refuge website for the latest news on planned tours. Stimulate your senses in the wild areas all around you at Bosque del Apache, and get in touch with those untamed places within yourself.

“The world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting — over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”

– Excerpt from the poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Upcoming Events

October 2021

30 Oct

Bosque Conservation Days

In past years, the Friends of Bosque del Apache joined forces with Save Our Bosque Task Force, Sevilleta and...

18 - 20 Nov

Crane Fiesta 2021

We are excited to see you at Crane Fiesta 2021! We are currently planning this year’s virtual event!

11 Dec
4:30 am

5th Annual Holiday Open House

Please note that events are subject to change, as health guidelines and precautions evolve regarding COVID-19. For...

19 Feb

Friends Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining our 2021 Virtual Friends Annual Meeting! We look forward to seeing you in...

18 - 20 Nov

Annual Festival of the Cranes

Unfortunately, we have some difficult news to share.  Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Executive Board...

Recent Videos

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Video by Tara Tanaka

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English Version: Pollinators at Bosque del Apache

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Spanish Version: Pollinators at Bosque del Apache

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The Birds of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

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