Gila

Wilderness - New Mexico

The Gila wilderness is part of New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The Gila Wilderness is located in southwest New Mexico, north of Silver City and east of Reserve. It contains the West Fork, Middle Fork and much of the East Fork of the Gila River; riverside elevations of around 4,850 feet (1,480 m) are the lowest in the wilderness. The Mogollon Mountains traverse an arc across the wilderness. The tallest peak within this range, Whitewater Baldy at 10,895 ft (3,321 m), is in the northwest part of the wilderness along with several other summits more than 10,000 ft (3,048 m) high. At the northeast corner is prominent Black Mountain rising to at 9,287 ft (2,831 m). The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is adjacent to the wilderness.

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Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Gila Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila Wilderness - Trails

Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Gila Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Visitor Map of Apache Box Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Apache Box - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Apache Box Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Visitor Map of Continental Divide Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Continental Divide - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Continental Divide Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila NF - Pocket Guide Map

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Gila Wilderness https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Wilderness The Gila wilderness is part of New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The Gila Wilderness is located in southwest New Mexico, north of Silver City and east of Reserve. It contains the West Fork, Middle Fork and much of the East Fork of the Gila River; riverside elevations of around 4,850 feet (1,480 m) are the lowest in the wilderness. The Mogollon Mountains traverse an arc across the wilderness. The tallest peak within this range, Whitewater Baldy at 10,895 ft (3,321 m), is in the northwest part of the wilderness along with several other summits more than 10,000 ft (3,048 m) high. At the northeast corner is prominent Black Mountain rising to at 9,287 ft (2,831 m). The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is adjacent to the wilderness.
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Birds of the Gila National Forest: A Checklist United States Department of Agriculture PREPARED BY Forest Service Southwestern Region PRODUCED IN COOPERATION WITH Dale A. Zimmerman, Ph.D. Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society Using the Checklist The first column after the species name is an indication of the bird’s abundance. Bear in mind, however, that many species are locally distributed and do not range throughout the Gila National Forest which embraces a highly diverse range of elevations and habitats (see below). Thus, the expressions of abundance are to be viewed as general indications, and of course only for the habitat(s) favored by the species in question. Abundance also varies seasonally, and often from year-to-year as well. Additionally, actual abundance is often distinct from detectability. Some species may be common but secretive and only rarely seen. Others may be numerically sparse, yet highly vocal or otherwise conspicuous. The following designations relate to abundance, not necessarily to frequency of detection. An asterisk (*) following a species name indicates breeding on the Gila National Forest. A - Abundant F - Fairly Common R - Rare C - Common U - Uncommon The second column reflects seasonal status, showing the time of year when the species normally appears in the checklist area: P - Permanent Resident (present year-round) S - Summer Resident (present from spring until fall migration) or Summer Visitor (not known to breed on the Gila) W - Winter Resident (typically from October through March) T - Transient (present as a migrant in spring and/or fall) V - Visitant (present at various seasons, often irregularly) The remaining columns indicate the usual habitat(s) of each species. On the forest, vegetation types range from spruce/fir forest high in the Mogollon Mountains to desert scrub and remnant grassland in the lower Burro Mountains. Small expanses of grassland are scattered in the higher ranges. Generally, ponderosa pine is the dominant species at elevations between 6,000 and 7,000 feet. Somewhat higher, and in many canyons, is a mixed conifer forest typically dominated by Douglas-fir, often with Gambel’s oak. Woodlands of piñon pine, juniper and oak, in varying combinations, are present on drier sites throughout the forest. Riparian areas support rich deciduous or coniferous woodland and, locally, small areas of marsh or other open habitats. This great ecological diversity provides for a remarkably varied bird fauna. This checklist includes 166 species known to breed on the Gila, 114 others that are more or less regular nonbreeders, and 57 species considered to be casual (recorded 35 times) or accidental (recorded but once or twice). Abundance Residence Desert Oak Woodland Oak-Juniper Pinyon-Juniper Ponderosa Pine Spruce-Fir Mt. Grassland Marsh/Open Decid. Riparian Conif. Riparian Loons __ Common Loon R T • F C F U C C • • • • • • Grebes __ Eared Grebe __ Western Grebe __ Clark’s Grebe __ Pied-billed Grebe* S T T T W P Cormorants __ Double-crested Cormorant U T __ Neotropic Cormorant R T • • • • Herons and Ibises __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ American Bittern Least Bittern Great Blue Heron* Great Egret Snowy Egret Green Heron Black-crowned Night Heron White-faced Ibis R R F R U R U U T T P T T S S T • • • • • • • • • • • • • Vultures __ Turkey Vulture C S • • • • • •• • Swans, Geese, and Ducks __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Snow Goose Ross’s Goose Canada Goose Tundra Swan Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard* Blue-winged Teal* U R F R R F F C R U T T W T W W T P S T • • • • • • • • • • Abundance Residence Desert Oak Woodland Oak-Juniper Pinyon-Juniper Ponderosa Pine Spruce-Fir Mt. Grassland Marsh/Open Decid. Riparian Conif. Riparian __ Cinnamon Teal* __ Northern Shoveler __ Northern Pintail __ Green-winged Teal* __ Canvasback __ Redhead __ Ring-necked Duck __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Greater Scaup Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Hooded Merganser Common Merganser* Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck* F F F F U C U U U U F R C F U R F R U S T T W S T T S T S T T W T T T P T S • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • S T S W S W P P P S S S T P T W W P S T W • • • • • • Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons __ Osprey* __ Bald Eagle __ Northern Harrier __ __ __ __ __ __ Sharp-shinned Hawk* Cooper’s Hawk* Northern Goshawk* Common Black Hawk* Swainson’s Hawk* Zone-tailed Hawk* __ Red-tailed Hawk* __ Ferruginous Hawk __ Rough-legged Hawk __ Golden Eagle* __ American Kestrel* R U R U R U U F R F F U U C U U R U F C F • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • * • • • • • • Abundance Residence Desert Oak Woodland Oak-Juniper Pinyon-Juniper Ponderosa Pine Spruce-Fir Mt. Grassland Marsh/Open Decid. Riparian Conif. Riparian __ Merlin __ Prairie Falcon* __ Peregrine Falcon* U U U R R T W P S T • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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