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Bosque del Apache NWR is 57,331 acres (89.58 mi²) in size and was established in 1939. It is located on the Rio Grande River, 20 miles south of Socorro in New Mexico, USA. It is famous for the huge numbers of wintering cranes, ducks, geese and eagles, which are found in the floodplain part of the refuge. About 350 species of birds have been seen here.

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  • Viewing decks
  • Hiking trails of varying lengths - 1.5 to 10 miles
  • Tour loops
  • Annual Festival of the Cranes - 6 days every year in mid-November

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