Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge


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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Address:9383 El Rancho Ln
Alamosa, CO 81144

Phone:719-589-4021
Fax:719-587-4705
Web: www.fws.gov/alamosa
Established: 1962.
Location:Four miles east of Alamosa in the San Luis Valley.
Facilities:Visitor center, auto tour route, trail (2-mile loop).
Activities:Hiking, hunting.
Special Features:A wide variety of avian species use the refuge. In late winter, bald eagles concentrate in the southern end of the refuge feeding in the open water of the Rio Grande. In the summer, black-necked stilts and avocets may be seen feeding on exposed mudflats.
Habitats: 11,169 acres of dry uplands, wet meadows, river oxbows, and riparian corridors along the Rio Grande floodplain.
Access: Year round during daylight hours. Visitor center open weekdays March to November.
Wild life: Songbirds, water birds, sandhill cranes, raptors, elk, deer, beaver, and coyotes.

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