Bosque Bird Estimates
Due to reduced staffing bird estimates may not be conducted on a weekly basis.
++++++++++ Bird Estimate as of January 27, 2015++++++++++
Sandhill Cranes (Greater and Lesser) - 1,165
Light Geese (Snow and Ross's) - 15,490
Canada Geese - 387
Ducks - 12,625
Water & Shorebirds - 801
Raptors - 59
The biology staff at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge periodically conduct scientific surveys to estimate the numbers of certain bird species that overwinter on the refuge. They use these numbers to help determine how to manage the habitat for the greatest benefit to the birds.
Bosque Birds by Month
Historic Bird Count Charts and Check List Bosque del Apache NWR Waterbird Counts (3 Pages pdf file - very small file - 90K)
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Wide Crane and Snow Goose Counts:(4 pages pdf file - very small file 100K)
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Bird Check List (pdf)
E-Bird Trail Tracker
(Please scroll up for Current Bird Counts counted and updated weekly by Refuge staff from November through February)
What is eBird Trail Tracker? eBird Trail Tracker is an electronic gateway created and maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to gather information on bird sightings. It enables you to find out which birds are being reported and where at the Refuge, and to record your own sightings. Please note that these are unverified accounts and may not represent the total number or species present.
Be sure to enter your sightings at the new eBird Trail Tracker the next time you visit our refuge!
Please return to this site to see what's being seen at Bosque del Apache NWR!
Click here for archive info on sighting 2008 Festival of the Cranes image © JROLDENETTEL
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