Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a United States National Wildlife Refuge located a few miles northeast of Roswell, New Mexico in the United States on the Pecos River. It was established in 1937 to provide habitat for migratory birds, but it is also notable for rare native fish and for the over 90 species of dragonflies and damselflies that inhabit the refuge.

Where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the Southern Plains, Bitter Lake's is one of the most biologically significant wetland areas of the Pecos River watershed system. Established to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds, like the Sandhill Crane and the Snow Geese. The Refuge plays a enormous role in the conservation of wetlands in the desert Southwest.

External links

* [http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/newmex/bitterlake/index.html Bitter Lake NWR Official Site]


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