Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Roswell

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  • Its a beautiful place to watch ducks and hundreds of flying birds. Not much to say about the place except to watch birds seasonal for some birds.  more »
  • The visitor center is not very big. I would have liked to be able to hear the sounds of the migratory birds of this area on a device in the visitor center. Maybe, I missed. The drive around the water ...  more »
  • drove in on a holiday, so the visitor center was closed, but we walked around, then drove along the road on a tour, looking at the wildlife and waters, cliffs etc.  more »
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  • Any time of year this is a wonderful place to go for a drive/walk/run. The scenery is amazing, always some kind of birds there to watch. Very nice learning center.
  • Saw thousands of sandhill cranes fly in from the local farming fields. They came in at sunset in flocks and landed in the middle pool. It was an awesome experience. This place is less crowded than other wildlife refuges, but it is worth visiting!
  • The attendants at the park guest station were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many birds and insects. My husband was able to take great photos of the plants. The really big bummers were mosquitoes and a closed observation blind.
  • Amazing views, a unique swamp Marsh type in the desert which cool natural spring waters spring up from the mountains. Aboundant wild life and birds of all kinds from pelicans Canadian geese, snow geese, cranes literally a safari like experience. A feeling of being at the edge of the world. Including some serious road runners the size of cats or bigger.
  • This is my place of zen... Has been since I was a child... Infomative and beautiful... My dog loves the trails

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