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  • Three Decades of Making a Difference

    Take a look at our new "Three Decades of Support" brochure to learn about how Friends of Bosque del Apache has been making a tangible and significant difference on Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge since 1993, all thanks to the generous donations and hard work of supporters like you!

    Photo by: Douglas N. Maahs

  • Friends of Bosque del Apache Events

    Did you know Friends of Bosque del Apache hosts several events throughout the year? Click here to see Friends of Bosque del Apache events. The Rio Grande Turkey is another bird that makes Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge its year round home.

    Photo by: Todd Renneckar

  • Importance of Wetlands

    Today, natural wetland habitats comprise less than 2% of the desert landscape, and Bosque del Apache endures as the largest remaining wetland complex in New Mexico. Make a donation today to support the important work being done at Bosque del Apache!

    Photo by: Christi Bode

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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 2020

November
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...

17 Nov - 20 Nov

Annual Festival of the Cranes

Unfortunately, we have some difficult news to share.  In light of recent announcements by Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

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