Friday, November 19, 2010


We visited the Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge to check it out for Dave and Nancy who are going to be volunteering here next year. We really liked looking at all the birds but I'm not sure I could be a bird counter. They move around too much.

Bitter Lake Refuge is located about 7 miles from Roswell. It’s not a large refuge but it offers a very unique environment for many species of wildlife. It is located on the Pecos River.

IMG_7888The Refuge is home to at least 357 species of birds, 59 species of mammals, over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 24 fish species.

IMG_7901The Refuge provides habitat for thousands of migrating lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese and about twenty duck species such as pintails, mallards, canvasback, gadwall, shovelers and three species of teal.



IMG_7895It is really a beautiful place and be sure to bring your binoculars. If you are a bird watcher, this is definitely a place you want to visit.

dragonflies_slide1 The refuge is also home to hundreds and hundreds of dragonflies during the hot summer months. They hold a huge dragonfly festival every September.


  1. And, you visited and enjoyed your visit?

  2. cooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love it.

    love,katie bug


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