Valle de Oro

National Wildlife Refuge - New Mexico

The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is located 7 miles (11 km) south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This unit abuts the Rio Grande Valley State Park, which is adjacent to the Rio Grande.

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Official visitor map of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (NM) in New Mexico. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Salinas Pueblo Missions - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (NM) in New Mexico. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Valle de Oro - Map

Map of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Birds checklist for Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Valle de Oro - Birds

Birds checklist for Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Valle de Oro NWR https://www.fws.gov/refuge/valle_de_oro/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valle_de_Oro_National_Wildlife_Refuge The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is located 7 miles (11 km) south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This unit abuts the Rio Grande Valley State Park, which is adjacent to the Rio Grande.
Keep pets on a nonretractable 6-foot leash and under your control. Remember to bring plenty of water, sunscreen/sun protection, and bug spray. Please wear weatherappropriate clothing and footwear. Please place all trash, recycling, and bagged pet waste in appropriate receptacles to protect wildlife and their habitats. Picking up after pets keeps our river clean of waste contaminants and is courteous to people and wildlife downstream. Stay up to date on refuge development, activities, and volunteer opportunities. The refuge plans to host multiple community meetings each year to provide our neighbors and supporters with updates on the design and construction process. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, Instagram, and website for updates and announcements for community meetings. Another Way to Explore the Refuge Test your knowledge of wildlife and share your photos and explore the refuge through our interactive app: Discover Valle de Oro Game & Wildlife Spotting App Contact information: 7851 Second St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 505/248-6667 Email: valledeoro@fws.gov www.fws.gov/refuge/Valle_de_Oro/ Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ValleDeOroNational WildlifeRefuge/ Find us on Instagram: @valledeoronwr In Case of Emergency Call 911 Prohibited Refuge Activities Camping Collecting/Removing wildlife or plants Commercial activities without a permit Discharge of firearms Drones Entering/Remaining on refuge if intoxicated Feeding or disturbing wildlife Fishing Hunting Littering Open fires Possession of unauthorized firearms Possession/Use of controlled substances Smoking within 25ft of buildings Unauthorized overnight vehicles Unleashed pets Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Map As the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, Valle de Oro NWR serves as an oasis for both wildlife and people. Established in 2012, the refuge is beginning to transition from agricultural fields to a diversity of native habitats and visitor amenities. Visit often and help us grow! Guidelines for an Enjoyable Visit Respecting wildlife and their habitat is the first step in keeping Valle de Oro NWR a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable place for both people and wildlife. The refuge is open from 6am to 6pm every day. Please park in designated parking areas at the Welcome Center (the tan house with the green roof) and access the interior of the refuge by walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling or horseback riding. Yield to approaching vehicles or horses and stay out of construction sites and closed areas. Little to no disturbance to wildlife allows for more observation of their natural behaviors and activities and is courteous to other visitors. Bring binoculars for safe up-close viewing of wildlife and minimize noises. Please leave your kites, balloons, drones, model aircraft or vehicles, and sports-related equipment at home. Visitor Center, Nani Chacon Closed for Construction Visitor Center Closed for Construction Closed Area Gate Refuge Boundary 0 0.125 Rio Gran on) (Official use only) ructi Multi-Use Trail Public Roads Hiking Only Trail Closed Roads Maintenance Road onst for C Area Closed Playa Wetland Salida Sandia SW (No Parking/ Refuge Access) Bates Rd losed Wetland Habitat, Francesca Searer Access to the bosque No Parking (1.8 mi. from Welcome Center) 2nd St SW (C Trail Real de Bosque Stormwater Swale, Erin De Rosa mino Bosque Habitat, Jessica Chao El Ca Closed for Construction Wetland Restoration nde Closed for Construction Runner Upland Habitat, Haley Greenfeather English road/Rail r d/ Railrunne BNSF Railroa Welcome Center 2nd St SW U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Office 7851 2nd Street SW, Albuquerque, NM BNSF Rail Greenhouse Classroom Rio Gra No Vehicle Access Beyond this point Closed for Construction U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lagunitas Ln SW (No Parking/ Refuge Access) Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Authorized Uses Parking Welcome Center Information Kiosk Handicap Parking Public Restroom 0.25 Hiking Cycling Dogs on Leash Horseback Riding Wildlife Watching 0.5 miles ±
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Birds of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Refuge Introduction Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban wildlife refuge in the southwest, serves as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people. With a future array of wetland habitats and the cottonwood bosque, Valle de Oro NWR will restore a sustainable habitat for Middle Rio Grande wildlife and migratory birds. In addition to observing a high diversity of birds at Valle de Oro NWR visitors and community members can connect to the refuge through education-based programs that utilize ecology, cultural awareness, and environmental stewardship. Currently, the refuge is open MondaySunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours of the refuge are available upon request and special events take place regularly. Binoculars are available for check out! Bird List Introduction and Key This list of 229 species is in accordance with the American Ornithologists’ Union Checklist of North American Birds, 7th edition (1998) and its supplements through July 2016. Those species marked with an asterisk (*) have nested on the refuge. Species that occur as accidental (marked with an “X”) may occur more regularly in areas surrounding the refuge, but most are true geographic rarities. Seasons and occurrences for bird sightings on the refuge are coded below. Note that seasons vary from species to species; fall migration for some, such as shorebirds and flycatchers, is much earlier (midJuly to mid-September) compared to fall migration for other species, such as most waterfowl and sparrows (September to November). Seasons Sp—Spring—period of spring migration (depending on species) from mid-February to early June S—Summer—June to August F—Fall—period of fall migration (depending on species) from mid-July to November W—Winter—December to February Abundance A—Abundant: a common and numerous species C—Common: certain to be seen in suitable habitat U—Uncommon: present, but not certain to be seen O—Occasional: seen only a few times during a season R—Rare: seen at intervals of 2 to 5 years X—Accidental: seen only once or twice * Has nested on the refuge Common Name Sp Su F W Ducks, Geese and Swans __Gr. White-fronted Goose R U U __Snow Goose U U C __Ross’s Goose U U C __Brant X __Cackling Goose C C C __Canada Goose C U C C __Wood Duck U O U U __Gadwall U X U U __American Wigeon U U U __Mallard C C C C __Blue-winged Teal U U __Cinnamon Teal U U __Northern Shoveler U U U __Northern Pintail U U U __Green-winged Teal U U O __Canvasback R O __Redhead O O __Ring-necked Duck U O __Greater Scaup X __Lesser Scaup O __Bufflehead X __Hooded Merganser X X __Common Merganser U R U __Ruddy Duck R R New World Quail __Scaled Quail X __Gambel’s Quail O Pheasants __Ring-necked Pheasant C U U C Grebes __Pied-billed Grebe X X Pigeons and Doves __Rock Pigeon C C C C __Eurasian Collared-Dove C C C C __White-winged Dove C C C C __Mourning Dove C C C C Cuckoos and Roadrunners __Yellow-billed Cuckoo U U __Greater Roadrunner U U U U Goatsuckers __Common Nighthawk U U Swifts __White-throated Swift X Hummingbirds __Black-ch. Hummingbird C C C __Broad-tailed Hummingbird U U __Rufous Hummingbird U Common Name Sp Su F Rails and Coots __Sora R O __American Coot U X Cranes __Sandhill Crane C C Stilts and Avocets __Black-necked Stilt O __American Avocet O Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies __Killdeer C C C __Upland Sandpiper X __Long-billed Curlew U U __Marbled Godwit U R __Baird’s Sandpiper O O __Least Sandpiper U U __Pectoral Sandpiper R __Semipalmated Sandpiper R __Western Sandpiper O U __Long-billed Dowitcher U __Wilson’s Snipe U U __Spotted Sandpiper U U __Solitary Sandpiper O O __Greater Yellowlegs U U __Willet X __Lesser Yellowlegs O O __Wilson’s Phalarope U U Gulls and Terns __Franklin’s Gull U __Ring-billed Gull U U __California Gull X __Lesser Black-backed Gull X Cormorants __Neotropic Cormorant O O __Double-crested Cormorant O O Herons, Bitterns and Allies __Great Blue Heron U U U __Great Egret U U U __Snowy Egret C C C __Cattle Egret C C C __Green Heron R R __Black-cr. Night-Heron R R R __Yellow-cr. Night-Heron X Ibises __Glossy Ibis X __White-faced Ibis C U C American Vultures __Turkey Vulture C C C Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies __Osprey R X __White-tailed Kite X __Mississippi Kite X X __Bald Eagle U __Northern Harrier C C __Sharp-shinned Hawk U U __Cooper’s Hawk C C C __Northern Goshawk X __Common Black Hawk R R R __Swainson’s Hawk U C U __Red-tailed Hawk C U C __Ferruginous Hawk O U __Golden Eagle X Barn Owls __Barn Owl O O W U C C U O U U R U C U C C U X Common Name Sp Su F Typical Owls __Western Screech-Owl U U U __Great Horned Owl U U U __Burrowing Owl O Kingfishers __Belted Kingfisher U U Woodpeckers __Red-naped Sapsucker R O __Ladder-backed Woodpecker U U U __Downy Woodpecker U U U __Hairy Woodpecker U R U __Northern Fl

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