New Mexico Wildlife

Montezuma Quail Perched on brush pile after completion of a thinning project Look at that beautiful bird!!  No look at those antelope!  This is a sample of the wildlife you will see on lands managed by the BLM in New Mexico, and a general reaction to their presence.  From the southern Chihuahuan Desert and the shinnery oak grasslands in the southeast, the sky islands in the southwest, the sage brush mesas, and pinyon/juniper/ponderosa pine forests in the north, wildlife species are as diverse as the habitats they live in.  Success of the wildlife management program comes through hard working field biologists and their support structure, and partnerships with a variety of organizations.

Pronghorn Antelope within a grassland near Roswell, New Mexico