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Spring Migration at Bosque del Apache

Article by Amy Erickson, Conservation Specialist with the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust. I had the good fortune to join expert bird guide, Holly Merker on a tour of Bosque del Apache on May 3rd to look for birds around the refuge as part of Spring Migration...

Bosque del Apache Celebrates Spring Migration

By Trisha Sanchez, Friends Donor Care Manager Do you love birds? Do you want to learn more about their fascinating lives and incredible adaptive behaviors? Would you cherish the rare opportunity to behold the exquisite beauty of dozens of species of cacti and native...

Shorebirds: Marathon Migrants, Natural Wonders

Article by Alex Harper, field biologist, birding guide and outdoor educator. Shorebirds are truly impressive flyers – their bodies are sleek, their wings pointed and long. They move quickly and powerfully across the sky with fast, shallow wingbeats, propelled...

Update on Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Project

Aster, Monarch Butterfly and Pink Globe Mallow What signals spring for you?  Is it the longer days?  Or the quieter skies, as our winter bird migrants start their journey to the north?  Or perhaps it’s just that darn gale force wind that rattles the windows and shakes...

Meet “the Man Behind the Curtain”

A belated welcome to Jake Finch as the Bosque del Apache Facilities Maintenance Work Leader. Jake has been in his leadership role at the refuge since March 2023, and says that he loves that his job involves constant change and variety, which he fully enjoys. In his...

What’s going on with sandhill crane populations this year?

Weighing the risk and finding the reward     Written by Amanda Walker, Park Ranger and Claire Revekant, Senior Wildlife Biologist My bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Go see the sandhill cranes at Bosque del Apache. Cranes who’ve just made a journey...

Bidding Farewell to the Cranes as Spring Migration Begins

Article written by crane enthusiast and regular Festival of the Cranes presenter, Sandra Noll. There is a season for all things and the sandhill crane’s wintering season in the Middle Rio Grande Valley is coming to a close. Although I will miss their elegant presence,...
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