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

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Recent Videos

The Fragile Flyway: Conserving the Rio Grande Corridor

Video by Intermountain West Joint Venture

Friends of the Bosque del Apache: Our Flyway, Our Refuge, Our Home

Video by Christi Bode

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Video by Tara Tanaka

2021-09 Bosque Blast-offs: Pintails, Mallards, Widgeon and Shovelers

Video by Tara Tanaka

Birding New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande Desert & Forest with Wezil Walraven

Video by Steve Siegel

The Rio Grande: Is the Past the Key to the Future

Presentation by Dr. Fred Phillips

Hummingbirds at Bosque del Apache

Video by Steve Siegel

English Version: Pollinators at Bosque del Apache

Steve Siegel and Tom Hyden

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