New Mexico is part of the Central Flyway and provides important winter habitat for waterfowl that are produced in the Prairie Pothole Region of Canada and the northern United States. In some years, New Mexico has the potential to winter good numbers of mallards, pintails, wigeon and green-winged teal. Conservation partners have been working diligently to ensure that waterfowl habitat in the Rio Grande Valley is both abundant and healthy.
DU has worked to conserve more than 4,000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout New Mexico including several recent conservation projects on Bosque del Apache and Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Our goal is to perpetually secure habitat and the future of New Mexico as an important wintering area for migratory waterfowl in North America. Your support of DU will help us achieve that goal.
View the state conservation report in New Mexico.