Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife in Alamosa

Birding is a favorite past time of many in the San Luis Valley.  Wetlands and wildlife refuges offer wonderful viewing opportunities.

In spring, sandhill cranes, waterfowl, and other migrating birds stop at Monte Vista NWR to refuel on their journey to northern breeding grounds.  The Valley celebrates with an annual Sandhill Crane Festival.  As they migrate to southern wintering grounds in the fall, the cranes stop again at the Refuge to refuel.  Best birding opportunities are during March-May in spring and during September - November in the fall.  Find out more about cranes and other birds from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

See what you can find.  Get the wildlife list at the SLV refuges or view SLV birding information at the Colorado Field Ornithologist's' site. 

Wildlife

The enviroment surrounding Alamosa provides abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.  The Rio Grande National Forest is home to elk, mule deer, big horn sheep, bear, mountain lion, pronghorn antelope, red fox, coyote and many many smaller species.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Oct 25 Ride a fun filled fall ride for the kids! All aboard a short train ride to a special pumpkin patch. Kids get help through a hay bale maze...

  • Sat, Oct 25 9am The Alamosa Convention & Visitor's Bureau is throwing a Fall Fair on Saturday October 25 from 9AM-5PM in the Motorway building. Interested vendors can contact Jamie at...

  • Sat, Oct 25 8pm Get ready for a spook-tacular time at the Haunted House at the End of the Street! It will be up and running October 25,31 and November 1...

  • Fri, Oct 31 7pm Grab your brooms and best witch outfits, because October 31 there will be a Witch Hockey Tournament held in the Motorway Building! It's a floor hockey tournament...

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