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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