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Last Updated: 6/4/04

Wildlife Viewing Guides


From the Watchable Wildlife Series . . .


Ideal for visitors, hikers, bird-watchers, photographers


Wildlife is nearer than you think!
The secret is knowing where and when to look.


From the rugged beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert to the windswept alpine heights of the Pecos Wilderness, the New Mexico Wildlife Viewing Guide helps direct you to 76 prime wildlife viewing areas with the best dates, times, and places, as well as what species to look for.


Wildlife Viewing Guide PageThe Guide includes:                                                        

  • Detailed site descriptions
  • Specific species lists
  • Maps, access, and location directions
  • Site amenities if available
  • Photo and viewing tips
  • More than 40 color photographs
  • Detailed New Mexico life zone map
  • Overview of New Mexico species biodiversity


The New Mexico Wildlife Viewing Guide is part of a nationwide series of viewing guides from the Watchable Wildlife Program, a unique public/private partnership coordinated by Defenders of Wildlife, Washington D.C. Each viewing site was selected by a panel of wildlife experts from a variety of organizations and agencies.