Great news for Rio Bosque!

On March 9th the City of El Paso’s Public Service Board unanimously approved signing a contract with El Paso County Water Improvement District #1 that completes the reclassification of 304.03 acres at Rio Bosque as irrigable land, with water rights.  The first-ever deliveries of Rio Grande Project irrigation water to the park will begin in early April.  The wetland cells are almost dry at the moment, but that will soon change!

Birds at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 1 – 8 March 2017:

Cinnamon Teal
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Wilson’s Snipe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
White-tailed Kite
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Harris’s Hawk
Western Screech-Owl
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tree Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow
Cave Swallow
Spotted Towhee
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Image above – Male Mallard Duck