Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is the compilation of over 15 years of photographic trips to the refuge. Photographs of many species of birds, some mammals, and beautiful scenes contribute to one's more intimate enjoyment of the refuge.
This list contains 397 species that have been observed on the refuge since 1940. Species are listed in accordance with the 7th edition (1998) AOU Checklist of North American Birds and the 55th Supplement of AOU Checklist (July 2017).
"Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the work. In 1838, John James Audubon's Birds of America was one . . . In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds . . . Now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds." -The New York Times.
The majority of the trails in this book were built by the Forest Service, the Bureau of Management (BLM), or the Fish and Wildlife Service. All trailheads can be reached without the need four-wheel drive, though the Barite Mine trail requires four-wheel drive, a mountain bike or longer hike. Higher clearance is needed as noted.