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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

137 Reviews
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4200 E Pine Lodge Rd, Roswell, NM 88201-9220
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Kathryn K wrote a review Jul 2020
Houston, Texas111 contributions27 helpful votes
This was an interesting place to visit. The facilities were closed due to the coronavirus. There is a gravel road that you may drive on that encircles the area and has look-out vantage points.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Michael G wrote a review Feb 2020
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Went to the reserve at sunset to catch the geese returning. Had to wait until dark but the snow geese arrived. It was fun hearing, and then seeing, them come back in flocks. Returned in the morning at sunrise and just caught the take off. Pretty cool. I don't think the numbers were at their peak but still glad I took the time to go. Maybe more a birder thing but if you enjoy nature, the preserve is a cool place to explore. Hope to go back some day with more time to explore.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Angeles wrote a review Dec 2019
Burien, Washington1,506 contributions389 helpful votes
We visited in early December and it was very quiet. We went late in the afternoon and again at sunrise the next morning. Each time there were only two other vehicles in the whole reserve. The gate was open before official sunrise which was nice. Nice observation points. We had been to Bosque at the same time of year and there were hordes there. Not as many birds as Bosque, but still good flocks of sandhill cranes and snow geese.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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VJ7250 wrote a review Nov 2019
Menahga, Minnesota58 contributions20 helpful votes
We have been amazed at all the wildlife (particularly the birds) on the refuge. There is a nice welcome center with exhibits and an auditorium with a movie on the area and dragonflies (only like 20 minutes long). In addition, there is a scenic drive, like 7 plus miles for viewing. There are also some hiking trails, just watch for the snakes in season. Well worth your time, particularly if you are interested in birds (the sandhill cranes and snow geese are currently in!!!)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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trouthook69 wrote a review Oct 2019
Belton, Texas440 contributions73 helpful votes
Great refuge.Even though it was the middle of the afternoon We were able to see 100s of sandhills coming in. Scattered types of Geese and ducks were present. Very low on water so birds were far away and without good binoculars you would not see birds.Highlight was aGolden Eagle. Visitor was closed but still worth the drive
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Date of experience: October 2019
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