What's New at Rio Bosque
For sustaining wetland and riparian ecosystems at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, water is the critical resource. The park relies on three different sources:
- treated wastewater,
- groundwater, and
- irrigation water from the Rio Grande
You can learn more about these sources and current water conditions at the park here.
Birds of the Bosque
Rio Bosque is a wildlife refuge that has hosted 261 different bird species. Click here to learn more about noteworthy birds spotted this last month.
Rio Bosque Newsletter
The Rio Bosque newsletter keeps readers abreast of current happenings at the park. The current issue features:
- the park's repeat-photography archive
- the 50th anniversary of the founding of Rio Bosque Park
- two noteworthy recent bird (White-tailed Kite) and mammal (beaver) sightings
Become a Friend of the Rio Bosque
The Friends of the Rio Bosque is a volunteer-support group that is active in all aspects of the park such as:
- Education Programs
- Ecosystem Monitoring
- Faunal Monitoring
Learn more about becoming a friend here.
Rio Bosque is a place where El Pasoans go to relax, reconnect with nature, and learn about our local natural resources.
The Park staff hosts:
- Community work days, where volunteers can help maintain trails, natural communities, and water flow
- Birding tours where participants can see some of the 261 bird species that have been identified in the Park
A Beaver is BackAfter an absence of almost 6 months, a beaver is again frequenting the old river channel at Rio Bosque. It is working hard on several of the dams built in 2022, suggesting that it may be the same beaver as the previous resident. Or maybe there is more than one.