We started at the main diversion on the Rio Grande River, and then looked at several canals and laterals used to move water through the refuge. This is another bad drought year so the Rio Grande is running low and they won't have enough water to flood everything they would like. But it was interesting to see the plans and how water is handled here.
We did get to see many of the wetland areas that ducks use for breeding, and we saw some nice birds as well.
Eagle-eyed Teri spotted this one hiding in the grass:
|Ruddy Duck - female|