Alamosa Refuge

San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Conservation Areas

The 12,026-acre Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge provides food, cover, and breeding habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife, including the federally and state endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, which nests in riparian areas along the river.

The refuge lies within the Rio Grande floodplain and consists of wet meadows, natural wetlands in abandoned oxbow lakes, riparian corridors, and dry uplands vegetated with greasewood, rabbitbrush, and other drought-tolerant plants.

These diverse habitats support songbirds, waterbirds, waterfowl, raptors, owls, elk, mule deer, beaver, porcupines, coyotes, amphibians, and reptiles.

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