WELCOME! We are a non-profit group that was organized in 1993 to support Bosque del Apache National
Wildlife Refuge and to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences.
We have some great resources on our site for you, including visitor information; hiking trail descriptions; points of interest; bird lists; and maps.
We'd love to have you as our Friend! Please consider Joining Us or making a tax-deductible DONATION to support this jewel in the New Mexico desert!
For more targeted giving, please see our Adopt A Project page. If you would like to learn more about the history of the Friends, please see The First 20 Years, compiled by charter member John Bertrand.
Our 27th Annual Festival of The Cranes
will be November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is six great days of workshops, tours, lectures, hikes and special activities,
our popular Expo Tent
and Wildlife Exhibitions (snakes, raptors and more!)
Our Bosque Nature Store Online and at the Refuge supports all the Friends' important Educational and Refuge projects.
Everything you purchase helps our efforts. We have t-shirts, hats, books and special gifts, and Festival merchandise when available - all Bosque-exclusive.
We invite you to our great Refuge educational events that include workshops,
programs, seminars, classes and lectures, and more.
Most of the workshops and events are free.
The refuge is now offering several guided tours Friday-Sunday. Don't miss these opportunities! Learn more!
The Friends are planning a birding trip to Costa Rica in February 2015! Learn more about it here.
October 2014 Bosque Watch Newsletter available for download along with all past newsletters and Habitat! Click Newsletters
Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Our online Bosque Nature Store is getting a makeover with some great new products. Check it out!
Visit Kids Field Day to see our sponsors and link to our Flickr site from the day!
The Habitat! for 2014 is now available online!! Now there's more trip planning information for your Bosque del Apache NWR adventures!
Get Your Goose On! Rally Towels
Be a part of the national movement to support our National Wildlife Refuges! Get Your Goose On (GYGO) is calling on you to hike, birdwatch, fish, photograph, and otherwise experience with childlike wonder America's great outdoors at National Wildlife Refuges across America!!!
To learn more about the fun, please visit The Official GYGO Website! See the pictures we've received so far!! Towels available online or at the Bosque Nature Store.
Have you seen our new educational crane videos? Brush up on your knowledge of sandhill crane behavior, migration, feeding, dancing, and more! Go to our Video Page!
Want to learn more about research at the refuge? Check out our list of 2013 projects!
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is now on Facebook!
E.C.O.L.A.B. (Every Child Outside Learning About Bosque)-
We are partnering with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and
San Antonio Elementary for this intensive environmental education program!
Don't miss the adorable video of our mountain lion cubs from last year!
MORE NEWS... Please see What's new for complete Refuge News and Friends' news.